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x e + - iii * rodiga ^ Village pSHlrving Bachelle titVIN«BACMtM-t» ILLUSTRATIONS BY IKWIH MYEIW. /A Ifs s |iii m COPY CHAPTER THREE—Continued. "Bienkinsop, I'd like to help you t* recover vour lost Seif and be a use respected citizen of this tpwn," said Mr. Singleton. "You can do it If you will and I can tell you how." Tears began to stream down the cheeks of the unfortunat« man, who now covered his eyes with a big, rough hand. "If you will make an honest effort, FU stand .toy you. I'll be your friend through thick and thin," the minister added. "There's something good in you or you wouldn't be having a dream like that" "Nobody has ever talked to me this way," poor Bienkinsop sobbed. "No body but you has ever treated me as U I was human." "I know—I know. It's a hard old world, but at last you've found a man who is willing to be a brother to you if you really want one." The poor man rose from the table and went to the minister's side and held opt his hand. "I do want a brother, sir, an' I'll do anything at ail" he said In a broken voice. , "Theff Arme with me," the minister commanded, "First, I'm going to Im prove the outside of you." When they were ready to leave the hdase, Bienkinsop and his dog had a bath and the former was shaved and In clean and respectable garments from top to toe. "You look like a new man," said Mr. 'Singleton. "Seems like, I felt more like a proper human bein'," Bienkinsop an swered. Christmas was scampering up and down the hall as if he felt like a new dog. Suddenly he discovered the ■tag's head again and slunk Into a dark corner growling. "A bath is a good sort of baptism," tha minister remarked. "Here's an overcoat that I haven't worn for a year. It's fairly warm, too. Now If your Old Self should happen to come In sight of you, maybe he'd move back Into his heme. I remember once that we had a canary bird that got away. We hung his cage in one of ttoç trees out in the yard with some food ln Tt. By and by, we found him singing on the perch in his little home. Now, If we put some good food In the cage, maybe your bird will come back. Our work has only just begun." They went out of the door and crossed the street and entered the big stone Congregational church and sat down together in a pew. A soft light came through the great Jeweled win dow» above the altar, and In the clear story, and;over the organ loft. They " wer« the gift of Mr. Bing. It was a quiet, restful, beautiful place. "I used to stand in the pulpit there and iook down upon a crowd of hand somely dressed people," said Mr. Singleton In a low voice. " "There Is \ something wrong •Thefe's too much The» are no flannel shirts and ging ham dresses In the place. I can not see ïalf a dozen poor people. I wish them was some ragged clothing down there in the pews. There Isn't an out and-tfüt sinner in the crowd. Have we set up a little private god of our own that carol only for the rich and re spectable ? I asked myself. 'This is the place for Hiram Bienkinsop and old Bill Lange and poor Lizzie Quesnelle, If thfy only knew it. Those are the kind of people that Jesus cared most about-' They're beginning to come to us now and we are glad of IL I want to see you here every Sunday after this. I want yon to think of this place as yohr home. If you really wish to be my brother, come with me." Bienkinsop trembled with strange excitement as he went with Mr. Single ton down the broad aislè, the dog Christmas following meekly. Man and minister knelt before the altar. Christ mas dut down by his master's side, in a prayerful attitude, as if he, too, were ■eekiflg help and forgiveness. "I teel better inside and outside," ■aid Sllenkinsop as they were leaving the church. "When yon are tempted, there are Ihre» words which may be useful to you. They are these, 'God help me?" the minister told him. "They are qntrkly said and I have often found them a source of strength In time of trouble. I am going to find work for jftk I and there's a room over my gar age with a stove In It which will mpke a very snug little home for you and Christmas." That evening, as the dog and his master were sitting comfortably by the stove In their new home, there came s rap at the door. In a moment, Judge Crooker entered the room. "Mr. Bienkinsop," said the Judge as Be held out his hand, "I have heard of your new plans and I want you to know that t am very glad. Every one * will oe glad." When the j wop pul hin 1 • bd ssk-d *e* fnl, t this,' I thought, pectabillty here. about b Tes udge had gone. Blenkin iand on the doc's head ro a Utile liitigh: "Did he I to Is ye heniv what he said, Christmas? He called me Mister. Never done that be fore, no sir !" Mr. Bienkinsop sat with his head upon his hand listening to the wind that whistled mournfully in the chim ney. Suddenly he shouted : "Come In !" The dobr opened and there on the threshold stood his Old Self. It was not at all the kind of a Self one would have expected to see. It was, Indeed, a very youthful and hand some Self—the figure of a. clear-eyed, gentle-faced boy of about sixteen with curly, dark hair above his brows. Mr. Bienkinsop covered his face and groaned. Then he held out his hands with an imploring gesture. "I know you," he whispered. "Please come In." "Not yet," the young man answered, and his voice was like the wind In the chimney. "But I have come to tell you that I, too, am glad." Then he vanished. Mr. Bienkinsop arose from hts chair and rubbed his eyes. "Christmas, ol' boy, I've been asleep," he muttered. "I guess it's time we turned In !" CHAPTER FOUR. In Which Mr. Israel Sneed and Other Working Men Receive a Lesson In True Democracy. , Next morning, Mr. Bienkinsop went to cut wood for the Widow Moran. The good woman was amazed by his highly respectable appearance. "God help us! Ye look like a law yer," she said. Tm a new man ! Cut out the black jjfiV 4 111 v 5 A K f "I Know You," He Whispered. "Please Coma In." smith shop an' the booze an' the bum mers." "May the good God love an' help ye 1 I heard about It." "Ye did?" "Sure I did. It's all over the town. Good news has a lively foot, man. The Shepherd clapped his hands when I told him. Ye got to go straight, my laddie buck. All eyes are on ye now. Come up an' see the boy. It's his birthday !" Mr. Bienkinsop was deeply moved by the greeting of the little Shepherd, who kissed his cheek and said that he had often prayed for him. "If you ever get lonely, come and sit with me and we'll have a talk and a game of dominoes," said the boy. Mr. Bienkinsop got strength out of the wonderful spirit of Bob Moran and as he swung his ax that day, he was happier than he had been in many years. Men and women who passed In the street said, "How do you do, Mr. Bienkinsop? I'm glad to see yon." Even the dog Christmas watched his master with a look of pride and ap proval. Now and then, he barked, gleefully and scampered up and down the sidewalk. The Shepherd was fourteen years old. On his birthday, from morning until night, people came to hlB room bringing little gifts to remind him of their affection. No one In the village of Blngvllle was so much beloved. Judge Crooker' came in the evening with ice-cream and a frosted cake, Wlflle he was there, a committee of citizens sought him out to confer with him regarding conditions In Blngvllle. 'There's more money than ever In the. place, but there never was so mnch misery," said the chairman of the com mittee. "We have learned that money Is not the thing that makes happiness," Judge Crooker began. "With every mm busy at high wigaa, and the overflowing with deposits, we felt seta We ceased to produce the necessaries of life in a sufficient quantity. We forgot that all-important things are food, fuel, clothes and comfortable housing—not monej. Some of us went money mad. With a feeling of op ulence we refused to work at all, save when we felt like It. We bought dia> mond rings and sat by the tire looking at them. The roofs began to leak and our plumbing went wrong. People go ing to buy meat found the shops closed. Roofs thaï might have been saved by timely repairs will have to be largely replaced. Plumbing sys tems have been mined by neglect. With oil its money, the town was never so wretched." Mr. Sneed, who was a member of the committee, slyly turned the ring on his linger so that the diamond was con cealed. He cleared his throat and re marked. "We mechanics had more than we could do on work already contracted." "Yes, you worked eight hours a day and refused to work any longer. You were legally within your rights, but your position was ungrateful and even heartless and Immoral. Suppose there was a baby coming to your house and you should call for the doctor and he should say, 'I'm sorry, but I have done my eight hours' work today and I can't help you.' Then suppose you should offer him double fee and he should say, 'No, tha got forty thousand and I don't have to want to.' "Or suppose I were trying a case for you and, when my eight hours' work had expired, I should want to walk out of the court a ad leave your case to take care of Itself. What do you suppose would become of ItT Yet that Is exactly what you did to my pipes. You left them to take care of them selves. You men, who use your hands, make a great mistake in thinking that you are the workers of the country and that the rest of us are your natu ral enemies. In .America, we are all workers ! The Idle man is a mere par asite and not at heart an American. a nks. Pm tired. I've dollars In the bank work when I don't Generally, I work Ifteefi hours a day. "This little lad has been knitting night and day for toe soldiers without hope of reward and has spent his sav ings for yam. There isn't a doctor in Blngvllle who Isn't working eighteen honrs a day. I met a minister this afternoon who 't had ten hours of sleep in a week—he's been so busy with the sick, and the dying and the dead. He is a nurse, a friend, a comforter to any one who needs him. No charge for over.irn we all going monej mad? Are you any better than he is, or I am, or than the doctors are who have been killing themselves with overwork? Do you dare to tell me tint prosperity is any excuse for idleness In this land of ours, e. My God ! Are If one's help Is needed?" Crooker'j voice had been s manner dignified. But the last sentences hail been spoken with a quiet sternness and with his long, bony forefinger pointing straight at Mr. Sneed. The other members of the committee clapped their hands In hearty approval. Mr. Sneed smiled and brushed his trousers. "We're all off bur balance a little, but what is to be done now?" "We must quit our plumbing and carpentering and lawyering and bank ing and some of ns must quit mer chandising and sitting in the chimney comer and grab our saws and axes and go out into the woods and make some fuel and get it hauled Into town," said Judge Crook ». 'Til be one ef a party to go to-morrow with my axe. I haven't forgottei how to chop." The committee thought this a good suggestion. Thçÿ all rose and started on a search for volunteers, except Mr. Sneed. He tarried, saying to the Judge that he wished to consult him on a pri vate matter. It was, indeed, Just then, a matter which could not have been more public although, so far, the hews of It had traveled In whispers. The judge had learnei the facts since his return. "I hope your plumbing hasn't gone wrong," he remarked with a smile. "No, It's worse than that," said Mr. Sneed ruefully. They bade the little Shepherd good night and went down-stairs where the widow was still at work with her Judge calm, hi I a of In washing, although It was nine o'clock. "Faithful woman!" the judge ex claimed as they went out on the street "What would the world do without people like that? No extra charge for overtime, ePber." Then, as they walked along, he cun ningly paved tha way for what he knew was coming. "Did you notice the face of that boy?" he asked. "Yes, It's a God's blessing to see a face like that" the Judge went on. "Only the pure in heart can have It The old spirit of youth looks out of his eyes—tho spirit of my own youth. When I was fourteen, I think that my heart was as pore as his. So were the hearts of most of the boys I know." "It isn't so now," said Mr. Sneed. T fear it isn't" the judge answered. "There's a new look in the faces of the Every variety of evil is m on the stage of our bey see it while their young. spread before th« little theater. T characters are In the making, while their minds are like white wax. Every thing that touches them leaves a mark or a smirch. It addresses them In the one language th« for which no d pictures. The flower of youth fades fast enough, Go-1 knows, without the withering knowledge of evil. They say It's good for the >oys and girls to know all about life. We shall see !" (TO BÈ CONTINUED.# y all understand, and ettonary Is needed— Jan Olesen'» Awak ening By MURIEL BLAIR (©, 2921, Western Newspaper Union.) Is From the first moment of his open ing the door Jan Olesen felt a presen timent of disaster. There was some thing in the atmosphere of the board ing house, with its stuffy hall. Its gilt mirrors, its glaring plush ornamenta tion, that sickened him, so that when the little maid came forward and asked whom he w'shed to see he could hardly utter Mina's name. Jan Olesen, früh from the west, where he had established himself as a prosperous farmer within three years after his arrival from Sweden, a penniless youth, looked In surprise at the little servant's troubled face. "You are from my country?" he asked In his native tongue, and at the sound of the words the little fair haired maid-of-all-work broke down and cried. "I—I haven't heard the old speech for so long,'' she said, and then began smiling through her tears as the sun smiles out of a blue sky.' Jan Olesen looked at her in grave compassion. "Do they treat you well here, child?" he asked. She shrugged her shoulders. "Some she answered kind. of the boarders do. "Theatrical folks are mostly But Miss Dalrymple—she's a terror. She's leading lady In the 'Red Slipper 1 chorus, you know—and, say," she add ed, breaking Into the easily acquired slang of America, "what do you think? She's Swedish, too, for all her Ameri-' can airs and English name." Olesen clutched at the wall to save himself from falling. Before his eyes a mist was stemming. His mind went back to the day when he, renting a cheap hall bedroom almost In the next city block, had met Mina Jensen. She was just such a little maid as this, newly arrived from the old country. He remembered her shy smile, her engaging frankness. And they had be come engaged, and he had gone west to make his fortune. Now after three years he had returned—to what? Through the mist broke a scent of patchouli. Out of It he saw a woman approach, with fashionably done hair and gaudy dress; and through the floating clouds he saw a slim hand, much bejeweled, stretch forth to his. "Why, if It Isn't .Tant" exclaimed Mina. "I guess you didn't know me, Jan. Well, what are you staring at?" she continued to the girl. "Get busy with your work, whatever It Is! Ain't she the Impudent thing! Just a greenhorn, you know ! Come right In, Jan, and tell me about yourself and If you've brought back a wad to blow In In New York. And say, Jan, can that stuff you wrote me about getting married and show me a good time in this burg Instead. Nix on a Min nesota farm for mine ! You haven't learned she said "Poor Jan ! much in Minnesota, Jan!' at parting. She had refused to discuss their marriage; instead, he was to take her to dinner on the next evening. Now the fabric of ambitions which he had built up was shattered. But In the loneliness of his room that night his thoughts gradually be gan to flow In their accustomed groove again. He had resolved to tell her every thing on the following night; all his alms and aspirations; to beg her to come baek with him to Minnesota. There, on their lonely farm, they would settle, as the old folks had done In Sweden, they would be happy. . . He fell asleep at last, happy In his dreams. Bnt on the next night the old feel ing cgme over him again at the sight of the hall, the scent of perfume, the faded tawdriness of It. He hesi tated upon the threshold ; he could not enter. And the little maid's eyes were red from tears. "You have been crying, my dear," said Olesen. "I'm to be sent away," she said, her voice quavering. "Away? Well, but there are better places." "O, yes. I'm not afraid. But she seid —" * is "She? Who?" "Miss Dalrymple. She said—I can't tell you—well, that I didn't behave —that I talked to the men here—that I talked to you yesterday. And she pays twenty a week, so Mrs. Simmons is afraid to affront her. And ahe said that if I didn't go she would. For an Instant he pondered ; then, taking the girl by the arm, he led her to the door. "My dear," he said, "in the state I come from there ere broad acres of lend—lend like we have et home, with forests end lakes. And there ere no Miss Dalrymple« there, end women are treated differently. Would you like to come with me to see tile place Tm speaking of? There,' don't let those tears come. No, never mind your hat; there'a a department store round the corner where yon an get all you need. But hurry, for it closes at five, and *we've got to get to the city haQ first and take out our mar riage license." Proved Anyway. FUpp—There are exceptions to every role, yon know. Qulpp—Who's the exception to the rale that we all must die? "Ah. tliat'a the exception to the rule that all rules have their exceptions!" --London Answer«. POULTRY CACKLES RIGHT FOWLS FOR BREEDING Hons Ars Preferable to Pullets as They Lay Larger Egg*—Free Range Is Favored. (Prepared by the United Statee Depart ment of Agriculture) If cockerels or pullets are used In the breeding flock they should be well matured, poultry specialists In the United States Department of Agricul ture advise. Heus are better than pullets. They lay larger eggs, which produce stronger chicks. Yearling and two-year-old hens are better than older ones. Pullets used as breeders should be mated with a cock rather than with a cockerel. If a cockerel Is used he should be mated with hens rather than with pullets. As a rule, well-matured cockerels will give bet ter fertility than cocks. When possible, free range should be provided for the breeding stock. It Is better to provide it during the entire fall and winter before the breeding season, but. If this Is not possible, free range just preceding and during the breeding season will be of great value. Birds on free V ' Wmm ■ 4; : ■f Af-i Breeding Flock on Government Poul try Farm, Beltsvills, Md. range will get more exercise and, therefore, will be in better health and will give higher fertility, better hatch- 1 es, and stronger chicks. The breeding flock needs careful supervision to make sure that the fowls keep In good breeding condi tion. The birds and the houses should be examined often to see that they are not infested with lice or mites. Either of these pests In any numbers will se riously affect or totally destroy fer tility. Care must be exercised also ro see that the mala does not frost his comb or wattles. If these are frosted Uis ability to fertilize eggs will be Im paired and may not be recovered for several weeks, when there Is danger of the combs be ing frosted the males to be used as hreeders must be put In a warm place, such as a box or crate of suitable size partly covered by a bag or cloth. The breeding male should be examined oc casionally after feeding to see that his crop Is full and that he Is not grow ing thin. Some males will allow.the hens to eat all the feed, with the re sult that they get out of condition. If this happens the male must be fed separately from the hens at least once a day. Provide the breeding stock with comfortable quarters, must be draft proof, yet well venti lated and dry. 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