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"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
"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
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*
t this,' I thought,
pectabillty here.
b Tes
udge had gone. Blenkin
iand on the doc's head
ro a Utile liitigh: "Did
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 !"
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
"I Know You," He Whispered. "Please
Coma In."
smith shop an' the booze an' the bum
"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
"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
"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.
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
"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
calm, hi
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
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 !"
y all understand, and
ettonary Is needed—
Jan Olesen'» Awak
(©, 2921, Western Newspaper Union.)
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
"Do they treat you well here, child?"
he asked.
She shrugged her shoulders. "Some
she answered
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
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
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
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
"O, yes. I'm not afraid. But she
seid —" *
"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!"
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Beef scrap should not run above 10 or
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