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ftth Ith S me said he was the thepic thepicI plc plcof
of r I i mother theywho could re re1tN renbr j jnvr
nvr TIP P for she he fell asleep when wheni
i a < tiire days old with her moth mothr motharms j jarms
arms r s r zpd pd d around him so closely closelyt
t ft i < rid fj d and they had to take takea taka
i a av3Y < vay 3Y from her No NoDeath Death had hadn
n hT h away from him himr hImrlds himrd5
r rlds < pds now nQ no chronicle to tell how howMfrivx how1LrifJ howLrir
Mfrivx 1LrifJ Lrir in spite of his great loss lossj
j Wr he grew to be a big fat two twoi twobi1
i baTv bi1 1l with a double chin the then thej
J and n > 1 Ionstant worry of the dear deargrandmother deargranimother I
grandmother Into whose care he heMen
1 Men 1n It requires no space In Innry inir I
1 nry ir 118 s crowded page to tell how he hel
1 ttarl lar afl < l up by a chair when eight eightirts eight1bs eightnii
irts nii > Ji 3 and crow and laugh and andIt nl nll
1 It l his ii little chubby chubb arms till he her heurt
r 1 up UVt t his balance and pulling pullingt
t V rbair down with him would laugh laughLi
Li l irow row louder than ever and kick kicki
1 cravl and sprawl spra and Jabber JabberL
L I I rver lift a whimper of distress distressI
I tlt it wh wbpl < n being rocked to sleep Let Leta
a habyhool of usual Interest be In InTPd Inpdthon inedth
TPd pdthon edth th n add a few more years and andI
I u I will have the th Tod of 10 I knew knewn
n r miral ra saintlike and consistent consistentrvistlan consistentr1It1nn consistentrrjtan
rvistlan what is it In the souls of little littlerMren little4ren
< rMren 1 4ren ren so II antagonistic to your own ownFa ownr1Umt ownrrt1mt
Fa r1Umt Umps What Is It In their way waytirfl wa watlrj waytri
tri and impulsive natures that you yourinot your1DIt your1nit
rinot brk And what strange tine tinere
re r p of If f rebellious rcbt > 1JIous feeling is It that em emtors emt emt3
tors t rs all the > tenderness and love you youur
ur ot Ot o so lavishly lavl hl upon their stub stubrn stubrrn
rrn rn and resentful hearts h8 rts Why Is Islf 4t 4to
SI 80 o covetously cherish oh rfsh the com comind com1d comv4
ind divm < fhlldren obey your yourTrcnt yourrpYltl yourrtts
Trcnt rpYltl an1 yet t flpd no warm nook nookthiTi nooklhlT nookthty
thiTi the breast for that t JLt old o1dhpue o1dhpuerith hpu hpulie hpulieS e es
s truth that KO KOfrV golllhg lvWIIns tlng through throughv throtigh throtighf
f v p world worldA wtrc
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M 1 the t he thoughts ofyouth ot youth are long
long thoughts thoughtsTod
Tod went to school schoolthe the thriftless thriftlessT thriftlesswholly
T I not It wholly thriftless either for fortiourt fort
tiourt s nUKb h had not that apt way of offtimmirfT otlmnllr1 ofFamj
ftimmirfT Famj lmnllr1 like a swallow down the thei1l thevI therilk
vI i1l < rills till of f learning he did possess possesssnmo possess possessm possessCTflt
snmo m mysterious strength a most mostextraordinary mostxtraurttna1Y mostPtrar4lnarv
extraordinary knack of ofacqulrlng acquiring just justh
f < i h information as was not taught at att at1c
t TV and had no place within the they
liisy b y hive of knowledge knowledgeT
T ra > was as a failure In arithmetic arlthmetlcTod arlthmetlcTodIdnt Tod Toduidnt Toddnt
uidnt dnt tell twice ten from twice eter eterv eterTod
v i Tod knew absolutely nothing of ofher otr
r her Christopher f Columbus or the thei
i I nous country he discovered express expressr
1 i r the th use U of industry and learning learningt
t h teacher tpah tea hr would have had him Im 1miMy ImitJ imny
iMy itJ believe Tod couldnt tell you youEvthing youThing ou ouE
Evthing E Thing about John Smith even that thatT
T ri T r lj f < i Captain who walks cheek by bywith
i with th the th dusky Poc Pocahontas < hontas across acrossilhmitabte acrossIJimitahJ acrosslllniitahT
ilhmitabte fancy fanc of the 10yearold 10yearoldiln
iln 14 1 boy of our glorious republic Tod Todi1 TodAW Todw
AW w i1 1 l a about L > xut Ut the famous Captain CaptainNlo
Nlo H hnVCT In fact Tod could sing sln
4 i history hisI with more lively interest interestf interestzc1
f 1 r r11 < T appreciation than his fellow fellowIaites Callowr fellowsang
r Iaites ntfS sang geography The TheT ThemlP
mlP T T Trod < d once onc joined the geograph geographi
11 i 1 rbcrus with withTl WUhr
Tl r a BIM in my hand
As I sailed < 3 ilfd as I sailed
Anj 111 I flunk her in the sand sandAs sandAs sandA
As A I sailed sailedAnd sailedA4 taUednJj
And nJj T dnot Captain Kidd Klddhad Kiddhad had a arSng ar a1mg
rSng r 1mg ng in in his ears as he sang as he heS heUIlg het4ag
UIlg S and an overflow of tears as 15 he
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sang And then he ran away from fromschool fromhool fromschool
school hool that afternoon and sang Cap Caprain Captain Caprain
rain Kidd from A to izzard in the full fullhearing fuUbearingut fullhearing
hearing bearingut of the Industrial hive to the thevery thevery thevery
very evident amusement of the work workers workers workcr8 ¬
ers and the discomfiture of the ruler rulerot ruleror ruleror
or the swarm swarmThe swarmThtt swarmThe
The teacher calledon called on the good g cod od mln mlntyter mlnJter mm mmi4ter
tyter Jter that evening and after a a long
talk on the back porch left late inthe intheduek intheduak latheduck
duck wiping his eyes with one hand handand handand IUUIdend
and shaking the other very ver warmly warmlywith warmlywith warmlywith
with the he preacher And Tod TOdsllpped TOdsllppednolael881y slipped slippednoiselessly lipp d dnoleelessly
noiselessly along the roof above them themand themand themand
and slid down the other side arid aridwatched midwatched andwatched
watched the teachers teac ers departure with a apuzzled a apuzzled apuzzled
puzzled face faceTod faceTod I ITad
Tod was at school next morning long
before the call of Books in fact so soearly soearl soearly
early earl that he availed himself of his hisIsolated hisIsolated hisisolated
Isolated situation to chalk the handle handleof
of 0 the teachers pointer to bore a gim gimlet gimlet girnlet ¬
let hole in the th water bucket to slip a achip achip achip
chip Under one corner of the clock In Inorder Inorder Inorder
order to tilt It out of balance and andtime andtime andtime
time and in many more Ingenious Ingeniousways IngenIousways ingeniousways
ways to contribute to the coming troubles trou troubles troubIe ¬
bles bIe of the day The most audacious audaciousact
act however was w s to climb above the theteachers theteacher theteachers
teachers > desk and paste a paper scrap scrapover scrapover scrapover
over a letter o1 0 in the old motto mottoBe mottoBe mottoBe
Be good that had offered him its itsvain itsaIn
vain aIn advice for years As one by one onethese onethese onethese
these depredations met the eachers eachersnotice eachersnotice
notice through the day the culprit culpritbraced cuprltbraced
braced himself for some disastrous is issue issue ¬
sue but his only punishment was the theassured theassured theassured
assured glance the teacher always alwaysgave alwaysgave alwaysgave
gave him and the settled yet forbear forbearing forbearIng forbearing ¬
ing look of pain upon his face In Insheer Insheer Insheer
sheer daring dar1n Tod laughed aloud al6uda al6udahollow al6udahollow a ahollow
hollow hungry laugh that had no nomirth nomirth nomirth
mirth In it Itbut but as suddenly subsided subsidedin subsldec1In ubsidedin
in 9 t doge investigation of a problem in inmentai Inmenta inmentat
mentai arithmetic when the teacher teacherbacked teachebpcked teacherbtcked
backed slowly toward his desk and andstood andstood andstood
stood covertly awaiting further devel developments developments developments ¬
opments But he was left again to tohis tohis tohis
his own inclinations after having havingwith havinglth havingwith
with lth a brazen air of innocence so solipited solIplted solipited
lipited and gained the masters as assistance assistance assistance ¬
sistance In the th solution of a very v ry knot knotty knotty knotty ¬
ty problem which it is needless to say sayhe sayhe sayhe
he knew no more of than before beforeThroughout betoreThroughout beforeThroughout
Throughout the remainder of the day dayTod dayTod dayTod
Tod was thoughtful and was evidently evidentlyevolving evidentlyevolving evidentlyevolving
evolving In his mind a problem far farmore farmore farmore
more serious than could be found in inbooks Inbooks Inbooks
books Of his own accord that even evenIng evening evenlag
Ing at t the close of school he stayed stayedIn
In for some mysterious reason that thateven tbateen thateven
even his own deskmate could not com comprehend comprehend cornprehend ¬
prehend When an hour later this thislatter thislatter thislatter
latter worthy worth from the old barn oppo opposite opposite opposite ¬
site watched Tod and the teacher teacherband teacherhand teacherband
band in hand come slowly down the thewalk thewalk thewalk
walk he whispered to himself with withbated withbated withbated
bated breath Whats the durn fool foolup foolup foolup
up to anyhow anyhowFrom anyhowFrom anyhowFrom
From that time Tod grew to be a adeeper adeeper adeeper
deeper mystery than he could fathom fathomInasmuch fathominasmuch fathominasmuch
Inasmuch as some strange spirit of in industry industry Industry ¬
dustry fell upon him and he became becamea becameastudext
a student a astudextThough studentThough stude t tThough
Though a perverse fate hadseem hadseemingly had seem seemIngly seemIngly ¬
ingly decreed that Tod should remain remaina
a a failure in all branches wherein most mostschool mostschool mostschool
school boys readily succeed he rapidly rapidlyadvanced rapIdlyadvanced rapidlyadvanced
advanced In reading and in the thedeclamatory thedeclamato thedeclamatory
declamatory declamato art he soon acquired a afame alame afame
fame that placed him high above the thereach thereach thereach
reach of competitors competitprsTod competitorsJodnev competitorsod
Tod Jodnev od never never r cried or1 d when hen he got up to tospeak tospeak tospeak
speak Tod never blanched looked lookedsilly lookedsilly lookedsilly
silly and hung down d wn his head Tod Todnever Todnever rodnever
never mumbled in an undertone was wasever wasn wasIirkAt
n IirkAt V t a loss to us hJs hands nor noreV noreVr
ever eV r had his piece so pooriy mem memawkward memorized memorized
orized that he must hesitate with withakward withawkward
awkward repetitions to sit down at atlast atJast atlast
last in wordless misery among the un nhfeellng unteellng Unfeeling
feeling and derisive plaudits of the theschool theschool theschooL
school Tod In a Word knew no such suchword suchword suchword
word as fall when his turn was called calledto
to entertain his hearers either with withthe withthe withthe
the gallant story of the youthful youthfulCasablanca youthfulCasablanca youthfulCasablanca
Casablanca The Speech of Logan Loganor Logantor
or Catilines Defiance Let a schol scholar scholar scholar ¬
ar b b be In training for the oldtime ex exercises exercises exercises ¬
ercises of Friday afternoon and he hewas hewas hewas
was told to speak out clear and full fullnot tullnot fullnot
not hang his head beadnot not let his arms armsnans armshang armshang
hang down like empty sleeves but to tostand tostand tostand
stand up like a king look everybody everybodyIn
In th the face fa e as though he were doing doingsomething doingsomething doingsomething
something to be proud of ofIn In short to totake totake totake
take Tod for his model and speak speakout speakout speakOut
out like a man manWhen manWhen manWhen
When Tod failed to make his ap appearance app appearance ¬
pearance p < arance with his usual promptness promptnessone
one Friday afternoon and the last day dayof dayot dayof
of the term there was evidence of gen general general genoral ¬
eral disappointment Tod was to de deliver deliver deliver ¬
liver an oration written rItten especially for forthat forthat forthat
that occasion by the teacher The vis visitors visItors viaitors ¬
itors were all there therethe the School com committee committee cornmittee ¬
mittee and the minister Tods father fatherwho fatherwho atherwho
who occupied Tods desk alone when whenBooks whenBooks whenBooks
Books was called The teacher with withhis withhIs withhis
his pallid careworn face tiptoed up upand upand upand
and down the aisles bending occasion occasionally occaslonaUy occasionally ¬
ally to ask a whispered question and andto andto andto
to let the look of anxious wonder wonderdeepen wonderdeepen wonderdeepen
deepen on his face as the respectful respectfulpupils respectfulpupIls respectfulpupils
pupils shook their heads in silent re response response respouse ¬
sponse But upon a whispered col colloquy colwith colloquy ¬
loquy with the minister his face bright brightened brightened brightened ¬
ened as he learned that Tod was waspracticing waspractIcing waspracticing
practicing his oration in the wood
In the coal region regionBut By years I am 35 35But
But look at the marks on my body bodylook bodylook bodylook
look at the lines of worriment on my myforehead myfo myforehead
forehead fo ehead see the gray hairs on my myhead myhend myhead
head and in my mustache take my mygeneral mygeneral
general appearance and youll Y ouU think thinkIm thInkIm thinkIm I
Im ten years older olderYou olderYou olderYou
You need not wonder why Day In Inand Inand inand
and day d y out from Monday onda morning to toSaturday I ISaturday ISaturda
Saturday Saturda evening between the rising risingand rlsin risingand 1 1and
and the setting of the sun I am in the theunderground j jmines t tunderground
underground workings of the coal coalmines I
mines From the seams water trickles tricklesnot trIcklesInto tricklesinto
Into the ditches along the gangwas it I Inot Inot
not water it Is the gas which hurls us usto usto I Ito
to eternity and the props and timbers timbersto
to a chaos chaosOur chaosOur j II IIto
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Our daily life is nota not a pleasant one oneWhen onehen oneWhen
When hen we put on our oil soaked suit in inthe inthe inthe
the morning we cant guess all the thedangers i idangers I Idangers
dangers which threaten our lives We Wewalk W Ve e ewalk I Iwalk
walk sometimes miles to the place placeto placetothe to tothe
the manway or traveling way wa or to tomouth tomouth tomouth
mouth of the shaft on top of the slope slopeAnd slopeAnd slopeAnd
And then we enter the darkened cham chambers chambers chamhers ¬
bers of the mines On our right and on onour onour onour
our left we see the logs that keep up upthe upthe upthe
the top and support the sides which whichmay whichmay whichmay
may crush us into shapeless masses as asthey asthe asthey
they the have done to many man of our com comWe comrades cornrades
rades radesVe radesWe
We Ve get old quickly Powder smoke smokeafterdamp smokeafterdamp
afterdamp bad air aIrall all combine to tobring j jI I Ibring
bring furrows1o furrows to our faces and asthma asthmato
I
to our lungs lungsI
wanted to toI toI
I did not strike because I
I struck because beca se I had to A miner minerthe minerthe
workmanmust workmanmustearn
the same as any other
earn fair living wages or he can cant t live liveAndit liveAnd I
Andit And it is not how much you get that thatcounts thatounts thatcounts
counts I have gone through it all and andI
1 i think my case Is a good sample sampleI
I was vnsmarried married In 1890 when I was 23 23years 3 3years 3years
years oldquite a bit above the age agewhen agewhen agewhen
when we miner boys bo s get into double doubleharness doubleharness I
harness The woman I married is like likenyself lIkemyself likemyself
the thehadow theshadow theshadow
myself She was born beneath
shadow of a dirt bank her chances for forschool forI forschool forschoOl
I school werent werentafly any all better than mine minebut minebut minebut
but she did have to learn how to Keep Keephouse keephouse I Ihouse
house on a certain amount of money moneyi moneyAfter
i After we we3ld paid the preacher for tying tyingthe tyingi tyingthe
i the knot we w had h d just 185 In cash good goodA
A
house half an hour before the ringing ringingof
of the bell bellA bellA bellA
A boy was sent to bring him but re returned returned returned ¬
turned alone to say that he had not notbeen notbeen notbeen
been able to find any trace of him himOh himOh himOh
Oh hell be here in time enough enoughsaid enoughsaId enoughsaid
said the teacher apologetically to the thesadfaced thesadfaced thesadfaced
sadfaced minister Hes deeply inter interested interested interested ¬
ested in his effort for this afternoon afternoonand afternoonand afternoonand
and Im certain he wouldnt purposely purposelydisappoint purposelydIsappoint purposelydisappoint
disappoint me The good man in re reply repb reply ¬
ply shook his head h d resignedly with a aprayerful apraertul aprayerful
prayerful flight of the eyes indicative indicativeThe indicativeot
ot long longThe suttetin611ndt Tb 1a 1aTlieopenlng
The Tlieopenlng opening services of orsinginga11d orsinginga11dprayer singing and andprayer andprayer
prayer No Tod TodFirst TodFIrst To ToFirst
First class In arithmetic calledex calledexamlned called calledexaniined ex examined ¬
amined No Tod TodSecond TodSecond TotSecond
Second class ditto still no Tod Pri Primary Primary Prmary ¬
mary class in ditto composed of little littletwin littletwin littletwin
twin sisters aged 6 with very red hair hairand halllnd hairand
and very fair skin kln and very short shortdresses shortdresses shortdresses
dresses and very slim slimlegs legs Tod failed failedto
to join his class classThe classThe JassThe
The longsuffering minister was ill at atease atease atease
ease The exercise failed in some l30me way wayto wayto wayto
to appease the hunger of the th soul with within withIn within ¬
in He looked out of the open window windownervously wIndownervously windownervously
nervously and watched a saucy little littlesapsucker littlesapsucker littlesapsucker
sapsucker hopping up and dpwn a atree atree atree
tree first up one side and then down downthe downthe downthe
the other suddenly disappearing near nearthe nearthe nearthe
the roots and as suddenly surprising surprisinghim
him with a mischievous pecking near nearthe nearthe nearthe
the top fork He thought of his poor poorwayward poorwaward poorwayward
wayward boy with a vague vague vaguehope vaguehope aguehope
hope that he might yet in some some wise wiseruling wiseruling wiseruling
ruling of a gracious Providence escape escapethe escapethe escapethe
the gallows and with a deep sigh sighturned sighturned sighturned
turned to the noisy quiet of the school schoolroom schoolroom schoolroom
room he did not even smile as he hetook hetook hetook
took up Tods geography opened at atthe atthe atthe
the boys latest work worka a picture of the thestate thestate thestate
state seal where a stalwart pioneer pioneerin
in his shirt sleeves hacked away at a agnarled agnarled agnarled
gnarled and stubborn gtubbornIooklng looking tree treewithout treewithout treewithout
without deigning to notice a a stampeding stampedingherd stampedingherd
herd of buffalo that dashed by in most mostalarming mostalarming mostalarming
alarming proximity The nonchalance nonchalanceof
of the sturdy yeoman was intensified intensifiedby
by b Tods graphic pen which had hadmounted hadmounted hadmounted
mounted each plunging monster with witha withI
a daring rider holding a slack bridle bridlerein bridlerein bridlerein
I rein in one hnd and with the other otherswinging otherswlnglr otherswinging
swinging a plug hat in the most ex exultant exuItant exultant ¬
ultant and defiant manner This piece pieceof
of grotesque grofesqueart art and others equally
health and the good wishes of many m any i ifriends
friends to start us off offOur offOur o oOur
1
Our cash was exhausted in buying
furniture for housekeeping In 1890 1890work 1890work 1890Work
work was wnsnot not so plentiful and by the thetime thetime thetime
time our first baby came there was wasroom wasroom wasroom
room for much doubt as to how we wewould wewould wewould
would pull out Low wages and not notmuch notmuch notmuch
much over half time in those years yearsmade yearsmade yearsmade
made us hustle In 189091 from June Juneto Juneto Juneto
to May I earned 536872 That repre represented represented represeated ¬
sented eleven months work or an anaverage anaverage anaverage
average of 335 per month Our rent rentwas rentas rentwas
was as 510 10 1 per month store riot less than thanKO thanO thans0
KO O And then I had my oil suit and andgum andgum andgum
gum boots to pay for The result was wasthat wasthat wasthat
that after the first year and tnd a half of ofour ofour I
our married life we were in debt ebt Not Notmuch Notmuch Notmuch
much of course and not as much as asmany asmany asmany
many of my m neighbors men of larger largerfamilies largertamlUes largerfamilies
families and some who made less lessmoney lessmoney lessmoney
money or in whose case there had been beensickness beensIckness beensickness
sickness or accident or death These Theseare Theseare Theseare
are all things which a miner must pro provide provide proride ¬
vide for forI forI forI
I have had fairly fair1 good work since I Iwas Ias Iwas
was as married I made the th average avera e of ofwhat ofwhat ofwhat
what we contract miners mln rs are paid but butas butas butas
as I said before X 1 am not much better betteroff betteroff betteroff
off than when I started startedIn
< > < S >
In 1896 my wife was sick eleven elevenweeks elevenweeks elevenweeks
weeks The doctor came to my house housealmost housealmost housealmost
almost every day He charged me 20 20for 20for 20for
for his services There was wasmedlclne wasmedlclneto medicine medicineto
to buy I paid the drug store 18 in inthat Inthat
that time Her mother nursed her and andwe andwe andwe
we kept a girl in the kitchen at 150 150a
a week which cost me 15 1 for ten tenweeks tenweeks
weeks besides the additional living ex expenses expfnses cxpenses ¬
penses pensesIn pfnsesIn pensesin
In 1897 just a year afterward I had hada I
a severer trial And mind in those thoseyears thoseyears i iyears
years we were only working > about half halftime J Jtime 1
time But in the fall of that year one oneof oneof oneoJ
of my brothers struck a gas feeder feederThere feederThere eederThere
There was a terrible explosion He was washurled wasI washurled washurled I
hurled downward In the breast and andcovered andcovered
covered with lth the rush of coal and rock rockI
I was working only three breasts away
from him and for a moment was un unabTe
abTe to realize what had hadocctrred occurred Sly Yyselt Slyself dy dyself
self and a hundred others were soon soon at atwork
1 work however and in a a short while
suggestive of the outcropping out oppln genius geniusof
of their author were pnt wearily w rily aside asideonly asldeonly asideonly
only serving as it seemed to deepen deepenrather deepenrather deepenrather
rather than dissolve the gloom en enshrouding enshrouding enshrouding ¬
shrouding the good fathers face Andso 4ndso 4nd 4ndso
so the exercises wore ore along till recess recesscame recesscame recesscame
came and with it came the m1ssln m1sslnTod missing
Tod
Im in time am I Goody shout shouted shouted shouted ¬
ed Tod jumping over a aiuuiaii femall mall boy ooy who whohad whohad who1ia
had 1ia stopped tq tQpick pick mp a slate pencil penciland penciland penciland
and stopping stopplngabruptly abruptly in fronfoCthe fronfoCtheWhy front100ttheJeache4dQSk frontot the theteachezfsdqsk
Jeache4dQSk teachezfsdqskWhyrod
N NWhfIod >
Why WhfIod Tod What wbatIn In the thenOrld thenOrldToda world worldTods worl worlTods
Tods features wore W01 a proud exult eCultant exultant 1 1ant
ant smile though thou h somewhat somewhatgl glamored glamoredwith glamOredwith m reQ reQwith
with a network of spiteful looking lookingscratches 100 100scratches iookigscratches
scratches and his eyes eY sw were wcremore re1T1orethan re1T1orethanusually more than thanusually thanusually
usually bright although their lids lidswere lidswer lidswere
were wer blue and swollen to a size thathalt thathalf that thathalf
half concealed them His head held heldjauntily heldjauntily heldjauntily
jauntily erect suggested nothing bin binboyIsh butboyish bQtboyish
boyish spirit but his hair tousled to sled be beyond beyond beyond ¬
yond all reason rea on with little wisps of it itglued Itglued itglued
glued together with clots of blood Ms Msbest hisbest lilabest
best clothes soiled and torn a 0 bruised bruisedand bruisedand bruisedand
and naked knee showing through a astraight astraight astraight
straight rent across one leg of his histrousers histrouserS bintrousejs
trousers conveyed the Idea of a re recent re recent recent ¬
cent passage through some gantlet of ofdisastrous atdisastrous ofdisastrous
disastrous fortune fortuneIt
It was nothing Tod said only on onhis onhls1ay onhis
his hls1ay way to school he had come upon upona
a blind man who played the fiddle and andsold andsold andsold
sold lead pencils ana anc1tae ie e bpy who had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been leading him had stolen something somethingfrom sOJJ1ethlngfrom somethingfrom
from him and Tod had voluntarily voluntarilystarted yolnntarilystarted voluntarilystarted
started In nursuit of the fugitive only onlyto onlyto onlyto
to overtake him after a prolonged prolongedchase prolongedchase < 1 1cbase
chase of more than a mile And now nowIve n nowIve w wIve
Ive got you out o town said the of offender oftender offender ¬
fender wheeling suddenly upon him himIll himrn himIll
Ill jist meller vour head fer you youAfter youAfter
After a long lon pause In which Tods Todsface Todsface Todsface
1 face was hfdden from the curious curiousgroup curiousgroup curiousgroup
group above him as asthe the teacher beht bentabove behtabove behtabove
above him at the back steps st ps pouring pouringwater pouringwater pouringwater
water on his head he continued continuedDidnt continuedDIdnt continuedDidnt
Didnt think the little cuss was so sostout sostout I
stout Oh Im scratched up but you youousrht yououht yououghtto
ousrht oughtto to see him And you youought > ought to tohear tohear tohear
hear him holler Nun and andyou you ought oughtto
to see him hand over three boxes of ofpens ofpens ofpens
pens and them penholders and pencils pencilshe
he stold and a whole bunch o en envelopes envelopes envelopes
velopes theres blood on 11 some of em emand em emand emand
and the blind man said I cpnld keep
we found him horribly burned over his hiswhole hiswhole hiswhole
whole body his laborer dead alongside alongsideof al ugsfde ugsfdeot
of him himHe himHe himHe
He was my brother He H was = as single singleand singleand singleand
and had been boarding He had no nohome nohome nohome
home of his own I didnt want him himtaken himtaken himtaken
taken to the hospital so I directed dlrfc d the thedriver thedriver thedriver
driver of the ambulance to take him himto himto hImto
to my house Besides being burned burnedhis burnedhis burnedhis
his right arm and left leg were broken brokenand brokenand brokenand
and he was hurt Internally The doc doctors doctorsthere doctorsthere ¬
tors torsthere there were two at the house when whenwe whenwe whenwe
we got there theresaid said he would die But Buthe Buthe Buthe
he didnt He Is living and a miner to today today today ¬
day But he lay ay In bed just fourteen fourteenweeks fo fourteenweeks rteen rteenweeks
weeks and was unable to work for forseven torseven forseven
seven weeks after he got out of bed bedHe bedHe bedHe
He had no money when he was hurt ex except except cxcept ¬
cept the amount represented by his hispay hiSpay binpay
pay All the expenses for doctors d ctors med medicine medIcine mcdicine ¬
icine extra help and his living were wereborne wereborne werebQrne
borne by me except 25 5 which another anotherbrother anotherbrother anotherbrother
brother gave me The last one had hadnone hadnone hadnone
none to give Poor work low wages wagesand wagesand wagesand
and a sickly woman for a wife had kept kepthim kepthim kepthim
him scratching for his own owqfaIJJY owqfaIJJYIt family familyIt
It Is nonsense to say I was not com compelled compelled cornpelled ¬
pelled to keep him that I could have havesent havesent havesent
sent him to a hospital or the alms almshouse a1mbouse J Jhouse
house We are American citizens and andwe andwe andwe
we dont go to hospitals and poor poorhouses poorhouses poorhouses
houses housesLet housesLet housesLet
Let us look at things as they are to today today today ¬
day or as they were ere before this strike strikecommenced strikecommenced stnlktcommenced
commenced commencedMy
My y last pay envelope shows wages wagesexpenses wagesafter wagesafter
after m my laborer power on and other otherexpenses otherexpenses
expenses were taken off were 294 294that 2941that 2947that
that was my earnings for two weeks weeksand weeksand weeksand
and that extra good The laborer laboerfor laboerforthe for forthe forthe
the same time got some 21 His wages wagesare wagesare wagesare
are a trifle over 10 a week for six full fulldays fulldays fulldays
days Before the strike of 1900 he was waspaid waspatd w s spaid
paid In this region 170 per day or
1020 a week If the 10 per cent ent raise raisehad raisehad raisehad
had been given as we ve expected e ected his hiswages h1swages hiswages
wages would be 41S7 18i per day or 1120 1120per 110per 1120per
per week or an Increase of t102 102 per perweek perweek perweek
week But we all know that tijatunder under the thepresent thepresent thepresent
present system he doesnlggeiginy doesn g tfj1y 11Well 11 Ut 11WeII
t Well as I Isald said my wasfe3 Vas vereS2947 weie29A7for vereS2947lor
for the two weeks or at a at the rate ot
em and he give me a lead pencil too toowith toowUh toowith
with red in one end and andhlue blue In the theother theother theother
other Father you YOllsharpen sharpen it itTod itTod itTod
Tod never spoke better in his life lifethan lifethan lifethan
than on that memorable afternoon afternoonso afternoonsowell so sowell
well indeed did he acquit himself that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the good old father failed to censure censureHim censureIm censure1uim
Him Im that evening for the sin of fight fighting fighting fightlag ¬
ing an ancf < f perhaps never would have havedone ave iavedone avedone
done so had not the Door blind man manso manSO manso
so SO far fornotten the dignity of his hisgreat hisgreat hisgreat
great affliction amlc lon as to set et drunk as he hewas heWml hewas
was blindtwo evenings following and andPlayed andQ andpl
Q pl Played yetl edtherddle theiiddle in front nt < of j f tt the meet meetIng meetmg meetiig
Ing house houseduring during divine service serviceIt serviceIt sericIt
It was in the vacation following oliowlngthese oliowlngtheselattermentioned these theselattermentioned theselattermentioned
lattermentioned incidents that an oc occurrence occurrence occurrence ¬
currence of far more seriousness took tookplace tookplace tookplace
place placeTod placeTod placeTed
Tod had never seen a circus for foruntil foruntil foruntil
until this eventful epoch in our simple simplehistory simplehistory simplehistory
history the humble little village had hadnever hadnever badne
never never ne r been honored with ith the presence presenceof pr ence enceof
of this most highly moral and Instruc Instructive instructhe Instrucfive ¬
the exhibition of the age When the thegrand thegrand thegrand
grand cavalcade with Ith its blaring blaringmusic blaringmusic blaringmusic
music and its richly caparisoned horses horseswith horseswith horseswith
with their t eir nodding plumes and span spangles spangles spangles ¬
gles four abreast drawing the identi identical identical identical ¬
cal fiery chariot Tod had heard his hisfather hist hisfather
father t ther talk about when all the highly highlypainted hlghbpaInted highlypainted
painted wagons with their mysterious mysteriouscontents mysteriouscontents mysteriousoontents
contents and the cunning fairy ponies ponieswith ponieswith ponieswith
with their little fluffy manes and andflossy andflossy andilossy
flossy tails taUswhen when all this burst upon uponTods uponTods uponTods
Tods enraptured eyes he fell mutely mutelyinto mutelyiIto mutlyitto
into place behind the band wagon with withIts withits withIts
Its myriad followers and so o dazed dazedawestricken dazedawestrIcken dazedawestrIcken
awestricken and entranced accom accompanied accompanfed accompanied ¬
panied the pageant on its grand tri triumphal trIumphal tn tnumphal ¬
umphal march around the town townTod tonTod townTed
Tod carried water watertor for the animals animalsTod anlmaJsTod animalsTod
Tod ran errands of all kinds for the theshowmen theshowmen theahowmen
showmen Tod looked upon the gruff gruffilltempered gruffIlltempered gruffilltempered
illtempered canvashand can nshand with an awe aweapproaching aweapproaching aweapproaching
approaching reverence Todwas Tod was gor goring go going going
ing to the show too for he had been beenmost beenmost beenmost
most fortunate in exchangng his poor poorservices poorservices poorservices
services of the morning for the open opensesame opensesame opensesame
sesame of all the dreamedof wonders wondersof
of the arena Tod would laugh and andwhisper andwhisper andwhisper
whisper to himself hugging the ticket ticketclosely ticketclosely ticketclosely
closely to his palpitating side as he heran heran heran
ran about on errands of a hundred hundredkinds hundredkinds hundredkinds
kinds occupying every golden interlude interludeof
of t time in drawing the magic passport passportfrom passp passportfrom rt rtCrom
from his pocket and gloating over the thecabalistic thecabalIstIc thecabalistic
cabalistic legend Complimentary
5894 per month Jly rent is 1050 per permonth permonth permonth
month My coal costs me almost 4 4I 4per 1per
I per month We burn a little over over a aton aton aton
ton a month on on an average and it itcosts itcosts itcosts
costs us over 3 per ton Light does doesnotcost doescost doesnotcost
notcost cost so much we e use coal oil al altogether filtogether l ltogether ¬
together togetherWnen togetherWnen
Wnen it comes comes down to groceries Is Iswhere Iswhere iswhere
where you get hit the hardest Every Everybody Everybody Everybody ¬
body knows the cost of living has been beenextremely beenI beenextremely
I extremely high all winter Butter has hasbeen hasI hasbeen
been 32 36 and 38 cents a pound ound eggs eggsas eggsas eggsas
as high as 32 cents a dozen ham 12 12and 12nd 12and
I
and nd 16 cents a pound potatoes away awayup awayup
up to a dollar js < j cabbage not less lessthan lessthan
than a cent apound Fresh meat need neednot neednt neednot
not be counted Flour and sugar did didnot dIdnot didnot
not advance but they were about the theonly theonly theonly
only staples that didnt Anyhow my mystore
I store bill for those two weeks was 11 11i I
I i That makes 22 per month The butch butcher
I er gets 6 per month Add them all alland allr allLand
r Land and it costs me just to live 4250 4250That 4250That
I That leaves U7 17 per month to keep my myt myfamily
I t family C in clothes cothes to t pay pa my church churchance churc churchdues
jdues dues and to keep the industril industrial insur insurance
lance ance going My y Insurance in urce alone isuI costs costsme costsme costsme
me 55 cents a week eek or 220 220 a month monthThe monthTe monthThe
The Te coal president prident never allows alows his hisstable hisstable i
stable stble boss to cut the amount of fod fodder fodder fodden
der allotted alotted to t his mules He insists insistson
on so many quarts quart of oats and corn cornto comto cornto
to the te meal and so much hay in the theevening theeening theevening
an
evening eening The Te mule must be fed the theminer theminer theminer
miner may be if i he works work hard enough enoughand enonghand enoughand
and earns es money to buy the grub grubCompany gb gbCompany grubCompany
> > >
Company stores are of the time tme that thathas thatha thathas
has ha been Their existence estence ended two twoyears twoyers twOyears
years yers ago But weve got gt a a system systemas sytem sytemgqwng systemgrgwlng
gqwng grgwlng up that teaten threatens to b be just justas justas
as bad Let Lt me explain exlIn Over a year yearago yearago
ago I was given a breast to drive drve at atone atone atone
one of our mines and was glad to get getit getit
it My y wife wie mnes took tk her cash cah and went wentaround wentaround wentaround I
around the different d1erent places to buy buyWhen buyWhe buyWhen
When Whe I went to the office ofce for my first firstpay ft firstpay i ipay
pay the super sper met me and asked me meif meit meif
if I didnt know kow his hs wifes wtes brother brotherGeorge btther bttherG brotherGeorge
George G rgc kept a a a store stor I answered answeredryes awered awerede answeredand
ryes e ana ad wanted to t know kow what that thathad tht thatbd
had 1 d to f do with wil IfeL IfeLNothing it 1t 1tNothing
Nothing ot only I thought touiht Xd call
with ith the accompanying acc m in autograph autogph of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the fat old manager nan ger with the broad broadbejeweled broadbje broadbejeweled j
bejeweled bje eId expanse ee of shr shirt font front anda and anda
a watch seal asbigas abisas as bigas a walnut walut while whileon whUeon
on the reverse reer e side he would glut Jls his hisvision hisvision I Ivision
vision with an exterior exteror view of the themonster j Imonster
monster pavilion paY1on where vhee a girl poised poIsedhigh J j
high in air on a 8 cord in spangled spangleddress si spangleddress ngled ngleddress
dress was kissing kisfng her hand to a amighty a amighty
mighty might concourse cncourse of people pepl who waved wavedtheir wayedtheir wavedtheir
their bats hat and handkerchiefs hadh handkrchiefs rhlefs in wildest wildesttoken wldet wldettoken wildesttoken
token of approval and acclaim Nor Norwas Xorwa Norwas
was wa this the sole cause of Tods de delight de delight ¬
light lght for the fat man with wih the big bigwatch bib bigwatch
watch watc seal sel had seemed ed to take a aspe spe special speciai ¬
cial cal fancy to him and had told him himhe himhe I
he might bring brng a friend tend along that his histicket histcket histicket
ticket tcket would sass Dies two As the glee gleeful gle gleeful ¬ 1 1ful
ful Tod was scampering off of to t ask the theteacher theteacher theteacher
teacher 1f 1 he wouldnt wo ldnt go o he met his hisanxious hiSanxoua hisanxIous
anxious anxoua father in a deep dep state of dis distress distress distress ¬
tress and andWas was led home to listen sten in inagony inagony inagony
agony and ad tears to t a dismal dima disserta dissertation dissertation ¬
tion ton on the wickedness of the shows showsand sow showsand
and the unending punishment awaiting awaitingthe awaItng
the poor giddy glddymot moths s that fluttered flutteredround futter flutteredround
round them tem Tod was missed misd next nextmorning nextmorning nextmorning
morning He had retired xetred etired very early earlythe earlytl earlytte
the tl previous revlous evening He acted actedKtrangelike actedJtrangelke actedstrangelike
Ktrangelike Jtrangelke said the good grand grandmother grandmothe grandmother ¬
mother mothe recalling recalpg vaguely vagely that he hehadnt hehdnt hehadnt
hadnt hdnt eaten eten any supper spper and I Ithought Ithought Ithought
thought I heard him crying cing in the thenight te tenght thenight
night nght What was as the matter mater with wit him himIsaac himIac7 himIsaac
Isaac IsaacTwo Iac7 Iac7Two IsaacTwo
Two weeks weks later lte Tod was wa discovered discoveredby
by his distracted ditracted father fater and an officer officercowering ofcer ofcercowerIng officercowering I
cowering behind b hinc hinfi a n roll rol of canvas canvaswhereon canvaswhern canvaswhereon
whereon whern a fat man j sat dCnng declaring with witha wih wiha
a breezy brez nonchalance that no boy of ofTods ofTods
Tods description descrIpton was along o this thisere thisere thiscrc I
ere party And nd the tedet thedefiant defiant Tad when whenbrought whenbrought whenbrought
brought to light lght emphatically emphatcal asserted assertedthat assertedthat I Ithat
that the fat man was in no wise blam blamable blamable biamable
able that he had run away awa on his hI own ownhook ownhook ownhook
hook and would ould do it again if he hewanted hewantEd hewanted
wanted to But he hebroke broke there with a aheavy aheav aheavy
heavy heav sob and the fat tt man said saidThere sad sadThere saidThere
There there Cootseygo Cootsey go along along with withthe withthe withthe
the old un and theres hers a dollar dolar for foryou foryou foryou
you And Tod cried cied aloud aloudThe aoud aoudThe aloudThe
The good god minister mlni had brought brught a aletter aleter aletter
letter leter for him hi too and as the boy read readit red redI readit
it I through throuih his hi tears tear he turned tund home homeward b borneward me meward ¬
ward almost eagerly eagerlyDear eag eagerlypear rJy rJyear
Dear ear Tod it ran I have been beenquite beenquie beenquite
quite quie sick since you you left leC me You Toumust Youmust Youmust
must come back bak for I miss you u and andI
I can never get et well again without withoutyou wihut wihutyou withutyou
you Ive Ive got a new new kink on a pair par of ofstilts otstt ofstilts
stilts stt Ive Ive made YOU but I cant tell tellhow teUhow tellhow
how long to make them till til you come comeback comeback comeback
back Fanny conies cmes over every eve day dayand cfayand ay ayand
and talks about you so much muc I half halfbelieve hal halfbelieve
believe beleve sometimes she likes Ikes you bet better better betten ¬
ter than tlan she does her old sick uncle unclebut unclebut unclebut
but I can stand tnd that because becus you ou de deserve deserve deserve ¬
serve it i and Im Im too old for little Itte girls girlsto gils gilsto
to like lie very ve much Itll Il soon son be the theFourth theFourth heFouh
Fourth Fouh you know and we must be begetting begetting
getting gettnJ ready readvtor for a bier ble time Come Comehome Comehome Comehome
home at once for I am waiting waitingTo waltn waltnTo
To Stoddard Anderson from his old
friend frend and teacher teacherTod teacherTod teacherod >
Tod od went home He hastened haened to the theteachers theteachers
te teteahers
teachers teahers darkened dakened room rm The dear dea dearface ffl fflface
face had grown grownpale pale paleso so very pale paleThekindly paleThe paleThe
Thekindly The kndl kindly hand reached out to grasp graspthe
g
the boys was thin and wasted wated and andthe andthe andthe
the gentle voice that he had learned learnedto leaed leaedto
to love vas faint and low JOW0 BO yery er
low it i sounded like a prayer ayer The Thegood Thegood Thegood
good minister turned trned silently slenty and left leftthe lef leftthe
the two old friends frieds together tOJeter and there therewere therewere therewere
were tear ter drocs in his eyes eyesAnd eyesd eyesAnd
And d so s the little ltle staggering stagg rn g life 1t e went wenton wenton ent
on alone Some old woman gossip Kossiopeering KOssipeing gossippeering I
peering peing through tro tile t tiicve eye c of f11ed faneedle a needle on onthe ot oi oithe
the theintlttlon institution known kowna as the Ladies LadiesBenevolent lAdiesBenevolent dies diesBeneoJent
Benevolent BeneoJent Sewing society said sid thatIt that thatit thatIt
it peared to her like lie that bovof bovofthe bororte boymfthee
the te preachers prea bers jest kep aplnin and andaoinin anda andaplain
aoinin a nininawav away like Jke ever sence they theyfetched theyfetched theyfetched
fetched him back b ck from his runaway runawayscrape rnawy runawayscrape
scrape Shed seen him time and time timeagain tin5eagain
tr
again sence ence then and ad although athough the lit little lt ltte littIe ¬
tIe snipe was innocentlike to all
te al ap appearances an appearances ¬
pearances perances shed shed be bound that tt he hein was wasIn w wIn
In devilment deviment enough enough Reckoned he hewas hewa hewas
was wa too proud to march in the school schoolpcession schoopccslon schoolpcession
pcession pccslon at t the teachers te c rs funerl and axiflhe amIhp andhe
he hp didnt go to the meetin meetn house at atall atal atall
all al but putt off of to the graveyard gveyard gveyardhlssef by byhissef v vhissef
hissef and when they got there with withthe wlt wttnthe
the corpse crpse Ted Todwas was asettin asettn with wih his hislegs hIslegs hislegs
legs ahangin ahangn in the grave gve and andnichln s sDitchin anitehin >
Ditchin nichln clods in and ad asmllin And Andonly Andonly nd ndonly
only jest the other evening she con continued co cotnued continued ¬
tinued tnued as I was was comin past the thekindo theee theeekindo > e ekindo
kindo in the dusklike du kUke that boy was wasasettin wa wasasettin
asettin asettn astraddle o the grave ana anajest anl antijest
jest acr ac acryin > inf And I thought it I kido kindostrangelike kild kildstrangelike kidostrangelike
strangelike and stopped and hollered holleredWhats hoU holleredWhats re reWats <
Whats Wats the matter mater of ye e Tod and andhe andbe andhe
he ups and hollers back b Stumpt my mytoe m mtoe mytoe
toe durn yei ye e and thinks think J My Myyoungster Myyoungste Myyoungster
youngster youngste theyll theYl be b a day o reckon reckonIn
In fer you youThe youThe youThe
The old world word worried on till tU July Julycame Julycame uy
came at last and with it that tha most mostglorious mo moatglorious t
glorious day that thil wrapped wnDed the baoy baoynation baD baDnaton banynation
nation naton in its is swaddling swaddlnJ clothes eothes or orstripes orptrnes ofstripes
stripes ptrnes and stars strs and laid it in the lap lapof lapof la laof
of Liberty Llbert And what a day that wasl wasland wa wasiand
and how hoW the birds did sing that morn mornIng mor morning
Ing from the green gen tops of the tree treewhen tre trewhen treeswhen =
when the te glad gla sunlight sunlght came ce s giancing giancingthrough jaIcinJ an cinjr cinjrthrough
through the jeweled leaves leves and woke wokethem wokethem ok okthem
them And not more joypus were the thebirds thebirds thebirds
birds or more riotous their little littlethrobbing ItU ItUthobbing littlethrobbing
throbbing thobbing hearts hear to pipe the trail tn and andcheep andcheep n I Ich
cheep ch ep and twitter twiter twenty million millionloves mUlon mUlonloves millionloves
loves than than the merry children chidren tIlt t t
your ur attention attenton to it It he answered answeredNo answeed answeredNo
No more was said then then But the thebreast thenext thenext
next day I got a qul quiet t tp tip that m mbr my
breast br a5t was to be abandoned This set setme setme setme
me thinking I went to the boss and andafter andafer andafter
afer after a a few words told hlnj hil bin my wife wifehad wie wiehad wifehad
had found brotherinlaw brothetnlaw Georges Georgesstore Geres Geresstore Georgesstore
store and that she liked lked it i much bet better better better ¬
ter than where she had bought before beforeI
I told tld him the other store didnt sell sellthe senthe sellthe
the right rght kind of silk sik waists and their theirpatent thei theirpatent
patent leather shoes were away back backBrotherinlaw bak bakBroterinlaw backBrotherinlaw
Brotherinlaw Broterinlaw George iXd l d the right rightkind rght rghtkind rightkind
kind of stuff and of course we were werewilling werwlIng werewilling
willing wlIng to pay a few cents cent more to get getjust getjust getjust
just what we wanted wantedThat wantedThat wantedTh
That Th was sarcastic srtc but its the cash cashthat cashthat I Ithat
that has ha the Influence Inuence I have had hadwork hadwork hadwork
work at that colliery comer ever since J Jknow Iknow
know my living Iving costs cost me from 10 to I
15 per cent extra etr But I kept my job jobwhich jobwhich Jobwhich
which meant meaIt a good deal dealNow de dealNow
Now you must take te Into considera consideration consider consideration ¬
tion ton that I am a contract contct miner rlner and andthat andthat andthat
that my earnings are more than tan the thewages thewage thewages
wages wage of threefourths threfourts of the other otherfellows otherCe1ow otherfellows
fellows Ce1ow at the same colliery o1ery It IJ ItJs Js no nothat nothat nothat
that I am a favorite favorte with wih the boss boss I Ijust Ijust Ijust
just struck sruck a good breast brt Maybe next nextmonth nextmonth
month my wages would oul be from 2 to toSor toor
Sor or r 7 less lessWe les lessWe
We miners do not participate pacpate in the thehigh thehg thehigh
high hg prices prces of coaL coa The operators opratr try tryto tryto
to prove otherwise otherie by juggling jugglng with withfigures withfigures lb lbflges
figures flges but their teir proving has struck strucka st strucka
a a fault faut and the th drill drl shows sows no cd c1 c1in l lIn
In that tt section secton Oaehalf Oaehal of the price pricepaid pricepd pricepaid
paid pd for a a ton of coal cl In New York Yor or orPhiladelphia o oPhiladephia orPhiladelphia
Philadelphia Philadephia goes ges into the profit pocket pocketof poet poetof
of the mine owner either eter as a a carrier carrieror
or miner minerWe minerWe
mner mnere
We e all 81 know that tht the price prc of a coal coalhasadvanced cal cala coalhas
hasadvanced has a advanced in the te past pt twenty years yearsWe yearsWe
We also ao know koW that tt wages wge are less less that thatthe tat tatthe thatthe
the cost costoIving costoZllving < of living is higher I remem remember remember rementher ¬
ber the time tm when I was W s a lad my myfather myfthe myfather
father fthe used ued to t get his coal cal for 1 per perton pertn perton
ton tn Now ow I pay 3 In I those thos dayswe daysweladsjised dayswe1s daysweladsjed
ladsjised 1s d to go to the te dirt d banks ba and andpick andpick andpick
pick a a a load of coal ca and it cos cj our ourparents ourpa ourparents
parents pa ntonl only 50cto Weto get it huled hauledborieWe hauledhome hauledhomeWe bo
We 1 e dar > darfr not do d that now Then Ten we wedid wedid wedid
did not ot need ned gum xm boots bt safety sety lamps laps
came fluttering to the the grqve ge tb tb join jointheir jo jotheIr Ibmtheir
Ge
their revelry revelryO
O brighter than a dream drea toward twrd the theboy te tebo thebot
boy bo that swung his hat from frm the tree traetop tm treetop
top near ner the brook brk swept the procession procesalenof rocsslen rocsslenot
And he heflushed hefushed heflushed
of ot children chidren from the town
flushed fushed with wih some strange strg ecstaey e taQ as ashe ashe ashe
he saw a little ltte girl gir in white white with lh lhreath a awreath a awreath
wreath of evergreen evergen wave her crimson crimsonsash cimson cimsonsh crimsonsash
sash sh in answer to him while whie the eel column eo eelumn ¬
umn slowly filed fled across acros the oj oJtn open en bridge bridgewhere bridgewhere i a awhere
where yet et again agn he saw sW her reappear reappearin rppea
in the reflection of the stream stem below belowThen bw bwThen belowThen
Then after after the dull opening of prayer prayarand pryer pryerand prayerand
and the more tedious exercises exercie follow following foloW foloWing following ¬
ing how the woods did ring ru with withlaughter wit withlaughter
laughter how the boys oy vied e with wih one oneanother oneanother oneanother
another in their labors labrs of arranging arrangingswings arrangingswings rn ln lnswings
swings and clearing underbrush away awaypreparatory awy awyprprtor awaypieparator
preparatory prprtor to a a day of unconfirmed unrfMd tn tnJoyment e Erjoynient
Joyment and how ho the girls glsshrekedto glsshrekedtosee shrieked to tosee tosee
see the black man coming and bow bowcoquettishly howcquettishly bowcoquettishly
coquettishly cquettishly they mat struggled stuggle when cap caprtured captured captuned
tured and carried crried off by that that dread dreadbeing drd drdbeing dreadbeing
being and yet what eagerness eerne they theydisplayed ty tydisplaYe theydisplayed
displayed displaYe in his behalf beha1 And Ring Ringmen Rng RIngSmen
men and ad women even Joining joll in the thegame tle tlegme thegame
game gme and kissing one anothers aothers wives wivesand wivesand wivesand
and husbands husbd like lke mad md Why Wh even eventhe eventhe vn vnthe
the ugly old gentleman with wit a a car carbuncle c carbunele ¬
buncle on the te backof his hi neckvgrevr neckvgrevrriotous neckg necksgrewriotous v vriotous
riotous with mirth mir and ad when tripped trippedfull tripp trippedfull
full length Jengh upon the sward by the little ltte lttewidoW littlewidow littlawidow
widow widoW In half mourning bustled buste nina nimbly nlmbJy ninably ¬
bly to his feet fet and kissed kssed her with withsome wIthsome withsome
some wicked wicke pun pu n about abo t grass s wide widethat widowp ldDW
that made him laugh till 1 ili his hi htsface face fce grow growas ge grewas
as red r as 15 his carbuncle That bashful bashfulyoung basbulyoung
c uncle ball ballyoung
young man who had straggleo stggle f off ot of alone alonesitting aloResitng alonesitting
sitting sitng so s uncomfortably uncomfortbly upon upn a a leg J g
killing klng bugs andspiders and SJd spiders rslke like an ugly uglygiant u ugiant
giant with wih a monster monst club cubhow clubhow how UG he hemust h bemust
must mut have envied eI le the airy ar freedom freom freedomthose C Cthose i Ii Iigiant
those phi boys bo and glrlsi girls girlsThen Irs T TThen I
Then there thewas therewas was a group gup of older oder men mentalking 1 men mentalking
talking so S long lng and earnestly earne about aboutthe aboutthe I
the weather and and the crops cODS t that th tl y i
had not discovered that the te shade of ofthe otthe ofthe
the old beech they sat beneath beneth had hadstolen hadstolen hadstolen
stolen silently sienty away awa and left let them sit sitting sitting sitthig ¬
ting In the sun sun and was even then thenperforming Uumperorming theaperforming
performing perorming its is refreshing retrsln Wf3 office ofc for te a abig a abig
big soreeyed dog do who with ith panting
pantng F
jaws and lolling lolng tongue tog was his iis winking winkingaway 1 nklnb nklnbaway nkiagaway
away the te lives Jves of A swarm swar of gnats gnatswith gnat gnatswith
with the most stoical stoic indlfferenc indifference indifferenceAnd
And od so time tme wore along aong till tl dinner dlnn came cameand cme cmeand cameand
and women wmen with wit big big open baskets baket bent bentabove bentabve bentabove
above abve the snowy snow anow clothe clot spread out ot upon
j the grass grs arranging the substantiate substantiatetoo substlds upn
and the dainte dainties arrng ot a teat feast to too va varied and andtoo andtoo
too toothsome tootsome for anything aythng but but euufcu euufcurean 1ufcurean ufcu ufcuren
rean ren memories memores to describe desrIbe And then the the theabandon theabandon theabandon
abandon of the voracious guests CCo CCodainty Nodainty o odanty
orcous gest
dainty danty affections afetonsno affectionsno no formality to foniralttyno ltyno no eti etiquette etiquetteno t ¬
quette quet quetteno no anything antng but the full ful sway swayof SYot wnyof
of healthful heatful appetites appt incited Incte by the th thhlarnt ex exhilarant oxhilarant
hilarant hlarnt exercises eeries of the day dy into it keen keenest kon konrg keeneat ¬
est rapacity c ca ana a r rdish rdishDont riish riishDont
Dont rg you u think gi ki Its 6 going to to rain rainasked rainasked I Iaske
asked aske some one suddenly sUdden gng A little Jtte littlerosy littlerosygilled rn rosv rosvgilled ros
gilled gUed gentleman genteman with wit the te aid of chicken chickenleg claken clakenleg chickenleg t
leg for a lever leer raised his hi fat face sky skyward sk skyward ¬
ward and after afer a serious contemplation contemplationof
wa serous
of the clouds wouldnt say y contempaton for certain certainwhether certainwhether t 1
whether he1ee it would o gu rain or yn not n tr but in informed informed ¬ j
formed the unfortunate ciuertet after
pulng pulling his head hed Into its it usual aosltjonand sUJon sUJonand
and laying layng down the te lever Iee to t make maerm maermtor mekeroom mekeroomfor room roomfor
for a bite of bread bre that tat If it i didnt Idt rain rainthered rln rlna rainthered
thered be a long dry d spell and a then he heenorted besnorted
snorted < a mimic f snowstorm of ttg bread breadcrumbs breadcrumbs e ecrmbs
crumbs crmbs on his visavis vavis C who looked lookedwronged looke lookedwronged
wronged wronge and ad said sad be guessed ge ed hed hed take takeaoter takoanother takeanother
another aoter piece piee of thatair tta pie down dO there there theret thereIt J JIt
It was looking very much like rain by bythe bythe
the t time t lf the dinner df things th thaway were cleared clearedaway clearedaway
away Anxious Aious mothers with preserve preservestains presee preserveStalfls
stains stins on their ther dresses drelse were wer runjilng runjilnghere rugningb nlng nlngbQre
here b re and an there tere with such sQa exclamations < amaton to tothe t iethe
the men folks folk as a Do lu b hurry rr up upFo and andFor dndFor
For Fo goodness gones sake se John Joh take tke the te baby babytill bal babytill
till I find my parasol and ThereThomas There ThereThomas ere ereThoms
tl fid p1 a
Thomas Thoms Oont lug that basket bakt off Oil1 Oil1find tl till I I Ifind
find f my pickle e dish dishAlready dishAlready
Already r l the the girls J had a left lef the swings swingswhich S swingswhich I b
which were re being big taken down and were weretying weret weretying
tying t lng handkerchiefs handkerhiefs over their te hats hts and andstanding andstandin andstanding
standing standin in despairing desairIng contemplation cntmplaton of ofthe oftbe ofthe
the ruin rIn of their teir dresses drese Some one enecalled unecle onecalled
called cle from the stand stad for the te ladles lale net netto Dt Dte notto
to be e at all a alarmed ti it i wasnt going n to torain torain i iJer
rain and a there e wasnt a t a particle le or dan danRer danger
Rer Of but there tere a clap cap of thunder thunderinterrupted thumlerInterpte thunderinterrupted
interrupted and went on growling gwlng men menacingly mln mlnacngly ¬ > I Iacingly
acingly acngly Interpte while wble an a little ltte girl with wit withher her he hlr hlrblown hir hirblown 1trblown
blown wildly widly over her he bare bre gr shoulders shoulde and andwith andwith d de df
with a face f e which hc a moment omS before beforeglowed be befOreglowed
glowed like her crimson scarf now nowwhiter nowwhiter o
whiter e than her he snowy 50W znow c dress drss ran rn past pastthe pt pastthe
the stand and fell fainting n to the grouwl grouwlIs rouwi rouwiIs
Is there a aa doctor gc on J the groundsr n call called calleda a aa
a loud i voice in the distance di ace and ad 1ca 1caa without withoutwaiting wihout wihoutwaitng withoutwaiting
For Gods sake sakecome sakecome i icme
waiting waitng for a response rpnseuFr respOnseFOr Gos ske I Ithe
come here quick a a boy boy has ha fallen fale frem fremthe fromthe
the cme swing and maybe killed kle himself himselfAnd himsf himsfAd himselfAnd
And swng then the crowd gathered round Wm Wmthere himthere
te orwd gthee roun hm hmthe
Ad
there men with white hie faces and fright trisbtened tr frightened t tene
the and little shivering childeen childeenWhose cblldtenWhose
ened women ad ltte shiveng cbldcen cbldcenWhoso
ene Whose boy is It ItHush I itHush
Hush here comes come his rather fthe Ana Anathe ADdthe Andthegood >
the thegood good minister mnister with wit stark stlk features fetes and andclinched an andcllncfled i iclncbe
clinched god hands passed through thruIh the te sorg sorging aorglag Fg Fging
ing clncbe throng that tht ps closed cood behind him even evenas e enas n nas
trong t tDid
as the waves on Pharaoh PharaohDid Phaoh PharaohDid
Did I wave say sy all al were excited ecite Not all allfor al allfor
for there was one calm clm face fae though thouSh very verypale Ver Verpalepler verypalepaler I
pale palepler palepaler paler yet for being bng pillowed pt0we on onto ontogeen onth0 onth0green the thegreen
and the ferns fernsYou torusYou
grass fer
green ad
geen You gs musnt move me me the te boy said saidwhen si saidwhen
when he could speak tell U am 6 to t eopie eopiefold ne nehere e ehere I
here He smied smiled sp an and te tried to lt lift ad adfoI and andfold
fold his arms about his t tPoor fathes fathers nek neck neckPoor
as abut
foI thoesh thoeshspeaking h hspeakng
Poor father Poor father Cate ar arnow at as QoY
speakng speaking to hlmteU himeelt 1 aways always loved y you youfather u ufatber
itnever itneverbelieve
father only youd oud never believe itneer
believe it Now you nill Ill Ill s see mother mothernowmother oUer
yo wl
now bleve nowmother mother it Dont cry cIm yrm Fm hurt hur and an I Idont rdont Idont
And Ill see the teacher too tooways t tooHe
dont cry A 11 seete taer
He said cr I would He sd said we e wl would al always
sId be together there Wheres Fanny FannyTell Fay FayTeU FannyTell
ways ays b tJether tee Weres
Tell her herteU tell her herI But that th strange strge tin tinending unendln tinending
ending silence fell fel upon his hlslJps lips and andas andasthe as asthe asthe
the dying sience eyes looked upn tip u and ad out be beyond beond beyond ¬
yond ond dng the sighing ee lole tree te tops ts ne e smiled mie to tocatch t tocatch
catch ctth a gleam glem of sunshine snshIne through throgh the thefoolish te tetoolsh thefoolish
foolish toolsh cloud coud that tt tried te sohardto soh sohyd < to weep ep
LIFE OF A MINER IN N THE PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE COAL REGION c
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
a T Tlj Mowing fllwing striking narrative nartve + 4i
blh i Ji i t A A Arr
s cnserble considerable interest at +
4 b
4 1h rnt rr nt time tme owing to the theru + I
4 trlk rsp ru n In progress plogce in thatf thatfi that +
t3tf rip i taken tlken from frm the Detroit DetroitTnhune DeuoltSTnhune DetroitIt +
Tnhune It I bears brs the Im 1mof Imfs +
4 fs r s of r truth tub and an1 shows how pov povt1 povty + f fi
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t1 i progress go hand had In Inyears +
+ roges
4 haM al t f fH i tll Uio d8t daily stuggle struggle for ex +
H + 4 4I + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
I I A Uf years eat old ok oldrnarnled married marrie the father fatheroi I
I oi four n r children rhidrea and have lived Uve In Inthe Intht inth
the th coaT a1 region ngln all my life Twen Twenthreo Twenthe
the hT hfse icse ese years yers have been spent spentrkiri spentrkl
> rkiri rkl s 1 < n r and around the mines My Myf Myer
he f er WH IR a miner He died ten years yearsB yea years1ners
ago a B
frnm m Diners 1 ners asthma asthmaThr
Tr Thr rt of m y brothers are miners mlnerSnenf miner minerse
nenf nf e of us S had any An opportunities opportunites to ac acan acis I
llr is an a1 a education pdutaton We Va were sent to tot toII
t ° II i J h a school 1h as there was In Ini
< i I s until unti we wer were ere about 12 12drg 1 12S
drg I S r 1 and n ad < j then we were put Into mtot IntoSl
t it Sl Trn > t room rO < m of a breaker braker to pick pickas
Ft F Ti there we went Inside the thef thehirer
f as I Driver boys 038 As we e grew grews gw gwg
g a were crc taken tken on as laborers laborersf laborer
e >
n served until able to call
f tre uat our ourtr ourrs
tr I > I Ir rs We Ye were given work in indnd
< kIts and gangways There Thee were werei
gnbYs
pc
o lJS One les lies in the ceme cemetns cemeIm
i tns ns of top rock dropped on oni onH
i H I Vas as kllled kille three veeks after afterre ater
f r got bl job ii as a minera minera month b bf be beS
re f TV h Ws S to be married
1111 u 1 v S < fifteen tttn years yer b marrie I have worked as asrr
rr Trf nl1c lrep I have earned erne the average averg rate raterrJat8TS rategR rateAS
rrJat8TS dr AS gR any dn jfl of us coal el heavers heavers get getIt get
It y Im im nl I little i better off than when whenri
tt beter Qt
Flarti tartp 2 to do for myself mYJl I rhae have haveK
ri h
han1 9
K > T I am m not in debt I hope to toroiniv torlal toat
roiniv at t 0 Weather the strike without
r Iflg Iflgam ng hunry hunryfri hung hungr strke
I
fri r wn I rniy r nJ one ne of the te hundreds yOu see seeVse
n thf tli strct tNft eve every day The mustiles mustilesc
c iy r ars arias ar are D no harder the cUous callous callousi
c i Sy 5y 5 Nm arn no o d deeper per than thanxny my neigh nelghns
Vse i ns se entire entre life lfe has been ben spent
j
or any any such sc things as 15 that tatad and for forall foraU forall
all of them we must now pay out of ofwages ofwages
ouo ouowages
wages that have been reduced reducedOur reducd reducdOurcondiUn reducedOur
Our OurcondiUn condition can c be no worse or it itmight i itmight
might mght and ad must be better bettr The Te luxur luxuries luur luuries luxuries ¬
ies of the rich rch we do not ask ak we do dowant dowat dowant
want wat butter butte for our bread bred and meat meatfor meatfor
for our soup We do not want wat silk silkand sk skand silkand 1
and laces 1ces for our wives wves and Dd daughters daughtersBut du daughteraBut te l
But we want wnt to earn enougLP to buy buythem buythem buythem
them a clean cean calico calc once onc in a while whileOur whie whieOur whileOur
Our boys are ae not expecting ectng automo automobiles autmo automobiles ¬ i ibUes
biles and membership meberhip cards cad in clubs clubsof clubsof clubsof
of every city ciy but they want their thei fa fathere father fathere
there ther to earn ern enough to keep kep them tem themat thematschool at atschool atschol
school schol until untl they have hve a reasonably reasonablyfair rn1Hy rn1Hyfar
fair far education educationBTTKY educon educationBILEY I
BTTKY I AS A SONG WBITES WBITESSt
WTE WTE5t
St Ix Lus Louis > uls GlobeDemocrat GlobeDemocratAside GIObD GIObDAide GlobeDemocratAside
Aside Aide from his youthful youtful efforts efor in the theGreenfield t theGreenfleld t
Greenfield Grenfield brass brs band band which whic his hs pastoral pastoralverse Pl iastoealverse I Ivere
verse vere has made mae famous no one on heretofore heretoforehas heretof heretofrehas i iha
has ha suspected susete James Whitcomb Witcmb Riley Rileythe Rfey U
the te Hoosier Hosier poet pt of possessing posesg musical musicaltalent musl musicaltalent 1 1tlent
talent tlent Mr Riley Rley however howee has hs sur surprised surpnised ¬ 1 1pred
prised pred his h friends frends and is i the te author autor of a aquaint aquaint A Aqut
quaint qut bit bi of melody metoy which whic shortly shoty will willbe wn willbe
be presented resented to the world at large le by a acritics aweliknown t i iwelkow
welkow weliknown mUjlc mualcal pubUshig publishing hoe house TIle TIlecritics e It Itcrtc
critics crtc who nave hve heard the te song declare declarethat dewe declarethat I Itt
that tt It possesses possese merit mert as a marked mked as a that thatdominating tht thtdominatng thatdominating
dominating dominatng Mr M RIleys Rles verse ver Mr Riley Rileyhimself Rileyhimself
himself said sId tonight tnight Yea Ye Yel I have hve writ written wtitten ¬
ten i a song but u I havent been talking talkingabout talkingabout wt wti t
ior
about u it I Infi nfi It Is not o ready for publication publicationThere publlcationThere l
There Tere will wl be b three tre stanzas st a My air ar for forthe fr frte forthe n
the te words wor might mght prov provt so defective deetve that thatisar tt thatrY t
I isar J read friend frend a proto techmfs t teckrwnmusician sauslclan ucn may mayadvise ma mayadvike
advise advfe me not to print prnt IL ILI ii it itI j
I dont mind telling tent you what wht It is isIts I isIts
Its an Elizabethan 1 catch t and harks back backto backto
to the quaint pastoral t poetry e d1 and song n of ofI ofthat 7 f
I that hat period ptro At least 1est that tat is what wht I in intended intended ¬
tended it should shoul be beYm b bey3
tende
Ym Yr ask ak as to t my musical ability ablty T Ti Ipou1 rpoultfl
i ponlfuEa pou1 the te snare drum dr Jusc In the te Greenfwld Greenfwldband Grnfid Grnfidbad Greenfleldband
band bad In the te year er 1875 1S or about abut that tt time timeI tlmt I
I have a little UtJe musical musct gilt but no culti cultivation CUt cultiration 1 1vton ¬
ration vton rye Ive operated opert on the te violin oUn ban banJo b banJo
Jo guitar glt base be violin voln piano plo and ad organ organI o oI
I started out with wt the te flageolet tageolet You Youknow Yonko Youknow
know st that remarkable remkble Instrument itrmet It I has hascobra hasa
ko
a giter goiter tt in te the nek neck ad and swel swells out ou lk likqa likqacobra a acbr
cobra cbr dl capello YOU ou blow In one an endSf endSfI e t tIt
I it and the caplo performer is l of oCon often ton a a greasy greasyI bea greaYsurprised y
I surprised It at prforer the output as a are the te bear he hee hearera
srrse te
1 ers e Thats hts the te only oyt training 1 ever eer tad h rk rksrrse

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