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Jim Bushwick's
&p Lawrece A(fred Clap
lCopyright. 1912, by AssolIated Literary
Jim lushwick of the village of
Rawlins, was a ne'er-do-well. He
was born lazy and without business I
acumen suficient to sell or buy a
peck of potatoes. He didn't drink,
smoke or chew, and when he married I
It was to have a wife to take care of
him. She was a hustling, ambitious
woman, and if she could have had
his help they could have been well off
after five years.
She didn't have it, however. Jim
was always going to do this and do I
that, and he never even got up energy I
enough to set out a bed of onions.
The wife seldom scolded or com
plained. She was the village seam
stress, and by steady work she man
aged to keep a roof over their heads.
Now and then there was talk of do
ing something to Jim-tar and feath
ers-a whipping-the law or some
thing else, but it never went beyond
talk. As for tar and feathers, there
was no tar in the town, and no citi
sen would have been willing to con
tribute the feathers.
Thus things went on for eight
years, and then Jim Bushwick was
taken with a hopeless illness. When
this disease took hold of the man he
galloped to the grave very fast. It
was only after the doctors had told
Jim there was no hope for him, and
that his flame of life would be snuffed
out in a couple of weeks more, that
the true spirit of a manly man came
out. He called his wife to his bed
side one day and began:
"Sarah, you are going to be a
widow soon."
"Yes," she replied, as tears filled
her eyes.
"I've been a noe-account man and
"But you've daon the best you
"Mebbe so, but when I look back
rm ashamed of myself. I can't leave
you a dollar."
"Never mind, Jim. Everybody will
be kind to me and I shall get along
I IA -
He Had Signed Without Looking.
1Lt hier the doctors are miastakes,
sad that Ton will live many a year
,"I s do tin o ti h the dkind,
but gset ready fir buineas. Bara
pea oew what breoh-o-premae Is
"R yos have a pretty good eam
ala a m- hWeil attle for eash."
"But bow eua I have a breach-of
promise east"
"Thats what I am going to pro
vMe you with-eve atof them.
arnn my pe, itk da4 ppwr, and
thea rua over and tell Duaeoa Ha,
- I wat to him."
The lesem was a widower and
weBltoede Hewasoneotthoeewho
bal spoke of tar and athers, but
be had a uoighborly feelin, for all
that. When he had omo in and e
I r his rympathy, the dying ma
S he, a we b ther yobe
go.; :- "r twrt at s af-te mr wa -
;' t " .hr eot n u r ba th t ilyeo
Ar .nat MRkbh and white that
;. a4b e tSdIs Io k arft err r
So .wat t -ire's a paper I've
-. n • s that .m s yu'ell be htld."
Whr,,--a dign that, eot s-ore
as sense than that. ae teard
theeral rl then it .me el
as ha ha due of thea te alghres,
T hino on m amr (usCwW
s ,arslaw It with him when-he
ratOl a tr, hwhlokt m e a ode 8
1 vheena peep' ul a
bnbnvetht wast, awssod,
SI {~lto havb een a dWe
~s: i9 ~~ rLr
L' gf·ryof-~
"It's a wonder you folk didn't stir
me up."
"So 'tis-so 't. We talked of it
many times, but we knowed that it
we put on the tar and feathers you'd
be too all-fired lasy to scrape 'em
off, and your wifl would have the
"That's right. She is good, Cyrus."
"None better."
"And that brings me to what I
want to ask. She won't have a dol
lar after I'm gone."
"Of course she won't."
"She'll have to depend on the kind
I ness of the neighbors."
"She will."
"Cyrus, you don't belong to any
I church, but you believe in beaten.
don't you?"
"Yes, kinder."
"You'd like to feel that I was look
Ing down on you and acting as your
guardian angel, wouldn't you?"
"It you are going to keep up your
"But I'm not, Cyrus-I'm going to
hustle. I'll do all that I can for you
If you'll sign this paper."
"What is it?"
"Just a promise to be kind to, and
that you will look after, Sarah. We
shall both feel a great deal better if
you will."
The caller looked upon it as a dy
ting man's whim, and signed. When
ready to go he said:
"I hope you will get a hustle on you
up there, Jim."
Then three more widowers and one
old bachelor got the word to call,
and in the course of three days the
business was wound up. Then a
lawyer was sent for, the signed pa
pers handed over to him, and a
t great calm fell upon the dying man.
He smiled every few minutes, and
made no understandable explanations
regarding what he had been up to.
A few days later he passed away,
and almost his last words were:
"Sarah, If they want to be kind to
you, let 'em go ahead."
There was kindness from every di
rection, from contributions to pay
the funeral expenses to groceries and
provisions sent in for the widow's
sustenance. After about a month had
elapsed Deacon Harrison received a
letter asking him to call at. the lsw
office of the attorney who had the
dead man's papers. When the good
man came strolling in, only mildly
curious as to why be had been sum
moned, he was greeted with:
"Of course It won't take place for
a year, but allow me to congratulate
you in advanoa."
"What d'ye meant" asked the dea
"Your marriage with the Widow
"Shoo! What ye Joking about?"
"Oanly this"
The paper he had signed for Jim
Bushwick was handed him. Hehad sign
ed without reading, and now behold:
"I not only promise to be kind to
James Bushwick's wife after she be
comes his widow, but to marry her
one year after his death."
"By thunder!" exclaimed the deon
con as he danced around.
"No better evidence wanted in a
breach-of-promise case," quietly r.
plied the lawyer.
"She can sue and be hanged!"
"Better settle for a couple of hul
dred, deacon, and carry off your pa
per. It wouldn't sound well to
have people saying that you had
your second wife picked out while
her husband was alive."
The deacon hung of for a week
and then came down. One by one
the others followed suit. Each one
was inancially well able to do so.
S"Money contributed by your good
t friends, and nothing is to be said
about it," remarked the lawyer to
the widow as he handed her 2l e
he the thousand.
To this day bshe has no other ides
about it. Now and then some one
says someothing about Jim Bushwlek~s
luazsine in Deacon Harrison's hearin
sam he torns and repHU:
"Why, there wan't a lazy bone t,
blisb whole earsa! He made mare
clean money in the last two weeks
Sfd his ife thall I did in the hall ear?
Toes, drt him, he dldl"
t Hospital One of the M t I01mg
Resorded In Mbetoy.
in origiality of coceptiorn sand i
nuity of executio, the osaeae e
Prince Kropotkidn from the prisom d
the NikoldarL k Miitary hospital ii
St. Petersburg in 187 Is probably u
pairlkled In priso amais TweiY
conspirators ouetalie the priso tool
part in it, but not ome of them wa
eve arrested or suspected althog
asaV of them wee subsequently bea
ishod to Siberia fr other political i
The cape was made in broad day
lisht, about ve o'lock oi the ate.
moon, in the prmense of three arm
soldiers, sand with such sovel acor
series as herrlsopern ats, a murn_
Mastlc, a black ma and a mlrosc,.
Te hchanes were at eist tea ti -
ezirassemary lugsnutt with whikh
was plamed, but ewr device a_
q weebt pesteetl mat tb
Dil asse's semsarams, the est tasS--
4 able In Ut. Pteraig' , wi e tinhe i ti
i polce t the eaual was rssakr, l
]h i e ner sn at M -
obe biid at eMl emspgh in t-k
is i r la s uiMle a- mlle -a
* met a  hesteve websi sr
gea, datog sureb w smoe a
esem ao eth1 w -d mI wre asu
ES frm the iro was so ear~ gsuarde
that a m m si ,ierl hav*e o-
5y Cla r . o. 3et.b .
(Oopsright, 1S. br Asmeeater UttermIr Pss
"I wouldn't have the critters around,"
muttered Aunt Agatha a the beaut- I
ful peacocks strutted proudly along the I
"Why don't you like them, Aunty" t
asked Bess Long as she tossed a bin
cult to one of the birds.
Mrs. Long shook- her head mourn
fully. "It means bad luck to have 'em
around," she said.
"I don't believe it," declared Bes I
stoutl.. "I think I am lucky to own o
them. I always admired Hester's pea
cocks, and when she went to Europe I
and gave these to me-you know how I
delighted I am!"
"My Aunt Emeline had a peacock
feather fan that I believe caused her
death," declared Aunt Agatha dismal
"But Aunt Emeline was nearly 4
ninety when she died; I thought she I
died from the effects of a fall."
"She was carrying the fan when
she fell. She always carried it, al
though the whole family warned her i
against ill-luck. shq dropped the fan
and stooped to pick it up. She turned
dizzy and fell down the front stairs."
"But she might have been picklng
up her handkerchief in the same man
ner," protested Bess.
"She was picking up the peacock
feather fan," returned Aunt Agatha
obstinately, 'and so we burned the
fan In the kitchen stove."
"It was a pity," murmured Bes I
watching the sunli ht play on the
gorgeous feathers of the outspread
tails of her ets.
Aunt Agatha arose and shook out
her cashmere skirts. "I must be get
ting back to the farm," she said priam
ly. "I can't abide the screech of
those birds. 'Tain't fine feathem
make fine birds, nor never will!l"
Bess said nothing, for she was quite
acecustomed to her aunt's openly ex
pressed dislike for the peatowls, but
herself a great lover of beauty in say
thin:, she almost loved the splendid
coloring of the feathers of the pea
socks that strutted on the terrace.
She watched the old-fashioned g
ure of her country-bred aunt enter the
modern automobile which Uncle red
Insisted was a necessity on the farm,
and waved them a gay good-bye be
fore she returned to her slow paci g
oe the teraoe.
Woodmere was a beautiful estate,
for Mr. Long was very rich, and this
country place was his pride. The pea
cocks were the fnishing touch to the
formal gardea with its clipped hedges,
fancifully trimmed trees and stiff beds
of glowlng Sowers.
"Aunt Agatha has declared against
peaiocks," she said to her father at
dinner that nlght
"Agatha nourishes a foolish vein of
I superstition," observed Mr. Long. "By
the way, have you seen our new nedih
"You man the AllUysr
"No. Nora said they were occupy
I ng the house, but of course we cana
I not even get a glimpse of tt except
from the west terrace, and I haven't
walked there."
The next afternoon wh the sun
Iplanted warmly on the wesatrn terrace
I the Long house the peacocks took
a sudden fancy to sun themselves
I there.
Bes, drowsing in a hammock in an
i upper balcony, saw the beauttful cre
r taures ieavb the terrace and drag their
swepnlg plumaage cres the grass to
a the brilk wall that seperatedt the two
Sestates. It had been Mr. Long's great
a sriet that he could not purchase tohe
adjonlal g property and thus o large
his own graaods on that side; but the
Allyns ad haada loa lease of the
property, n and ha eve oeoupked It
5 utfl ths season.
ro the Upper wlidows m the
Lg house e eaob a e aoe quike onver
the hig brick wall Into the uit gse
a de of the othe houseN.
"I do hope tha the pecoks wllD
mt bring bad luk-to--old Mr.
Alin," thought Bes, as she dropped
Int a ight lumber.
The harsh scream o one of the
irds brought her to her ete wide
Sawake and tremboig.
"Bow dreadfl-lt itted lato up
sm soa i vrly. I mut go down ad
bring them back." Bess rawnel ad
sbook a dimpled fist at the pesose
now eidttflg on the brick wall sad
sacreehin outrageously.
At that mom t m she aw a leas had
reah up from the other sde of the
Swal aad estly esteh n of the bfrds
by its ugly test an drag It down oat
t dsight An Istant ulater the otie
S tiglhbed bird also made its acreesa.
Sas exit hnly.to be pomptly ande
lI smeo maer. Then folowe in
tese slmee, -
Mise Loag satred tincedululy
from the winde fr everald moments
Sad, eiang nothin ecept the teanle
ae the old Wden beyond the wan,
Sad hearnl g at a saud f her a.
Slised MrdsW or d thlr easter, s
marced agril dowan trs and, o
ahtnin a Mi rstr he hfmite
SGeer, she made her wa threoesh t
SIle we u ove ta smador at i
the briek wal.
The leek was rusted eam the k
was m tenlv. Bses trmyss b-eve
ly 5was the her tutrnd ensuastk_
oe oedd pd seg the esed deer.
-. dmsedb h era ie lan wss~ e
me erber wher in tnhe grem
a pesu -en swung In a
teelusg a .Usgm oe d uin' i
4~iv /
"lIlo!t" he exclaimed at the su
den apparition of a whlte-gowned
daden In his retreat, and then having
sipped to his feet he stared blankly
at the extremely scornful though
charming countenance presented to
"Er-is anything the matterr' he
"Nothing-much!" retorted Bess
warmly, "but I would be greatly obh
liged if you will return the peacocks
to my garden."
"Return the what to your garden?"
he asked in ludicrous dismay.
"My peacocks."
"But, I ha 'en't seen your birds-I
wouldn't steal 'em anyway-I detest
the creatures," he returned frankly.
"They are very beautiful," said Bess
stiffly. And then in a few words she
described the scene she had witnessed
while the young man rumpled his hair
and looked very much as if he be
lieved she had been dreaming.
All at once his face cleared. "By fi
Jove, I believe it was YangI" he ti
shouted, and dashed out of sight. f
"He is crazy," said Bess darkly. "I
never was mixed up in such mysteri- M
ous happenings in my life. I wonder ic
it it can be the ill-luck that follows t
peacock feathers"'
She lingered uneasily near the door
of the garden wall. In the distance
she heard shrift protesting shrieks,
and the thunder of a deep masculine
voice lifted in stern reproof. Then
there followed a scuffling sound on the
graveled path, and presently her
new acquaintance appeared, dragging
the reluctant form of a Chinese cook.
In the Chinaman's grasp were the
limp and lifeless forms of her precious
"Ohl" cried Bess sharply, and bit
her lip to keep back the tears.
"I can't tell you how sorry I am,"
said young Mr. Allyn humbly. "Yang
swears by all his gods that he believed
the birds were common barnyard
fowls, and he was about to prepare
them for my dinner. As a matter of
fact I think he had a covetous eye
upon the plumage. What can I do to
rectify thls matterT"
"It is too late now," murmured
Bess. "They ought not to have been
trespassing, of course. It was horrid
of your man to kill them-they are I
ao beautiful and looked so splendid
trailing back and forth on the toee
"It you would permit me to replace s
them-" he was beginning, but Bess I
shook her head doeidedly.
"I would rather not, please. Aunt
Agatha said they would bring bad
luck, and I believe there is something
in it after all. You soe they've lost
their own lives to begin with."
"And Yang has lost his ob," said
Allyn darkly.
"Al YIl" wailed Yang mournfully.
A little smile dimpled the corner of
the girl's mouth. "Let's change things
about," she said suddenly. "If pea
oocks have always carried ill-lack, we
will have things different. To begin
with, Yang shall keep his Job, and
that means good luck to him, se?"
"Now that's real sporting of you,
. Miss Long," said Allyn heartily, and
when Bess blushed beautifully he
added: "I woader what luck they will
have for me-I was going to sail for
. urope Wednesday, but rve changed
. my mind. rm going to stay right
"That sounds like bad luck," re
marked Bees.
"It seems like mighty good luck to
me," declared Allyn.
Bess pretended not to understand,
but her heart beat faster as he held
open the door in the wall and she
passed through to the other side
That was only the beginnlng, sad
rwhen October came with her golde
measuare of days Bess Long became
Sthe bride of Jack Allyn. His gift to
her was a splendidly Jeweled fan ot
Speaeock feathers at sight of which
SAnt Agatha threw up mtttend hands
in horor.
"But peacock feathea brig such
bad luck," she piead
"Not for us," explained Jack, meet
tn his bride's trustiat yes. "We
have changed all tht. Pueook feath.
era means nothtg but happlnes sad
good fortune tor us."
Oppeoe Depreoing Theughts Wit
e ed Nature and Hutes and
Ntet the Results.
SSickless may oomo; death may be
i at the door; but the ma who does not
a give up uts downa the doctor bills end
4 cheats the undrtaker altoether.
Bucine deals mlay go wap na
4 Sancal disater may thrates, but
e the man who takes stock ta hinelf
Sand remains on the Jb idem eanters
t the beankraptyer ort.
SPomrty may be at the door, rd
Shard luEck may bers adversity, but the
j ma who tibe Mhis ort=une with a
Snamle will be at the doohk when hl
sbhp enme ta.
o, wh7 wmffr
t Warr sa vitalty, bring psay
o sir, prodems winkles, an f s
, turgn a seahnL y day nate A dreiry
SWithouat a clod in the li, wary
e an ma make ebelv thee wlB he a
Sg wupoor ay minute,
la ses seesre to the wates areyo be
pa- . ed distrs , the uschee i
O aied a siteetesnI. ucuw she a
tit saein , ua ttla k
itse ma mthirydihm s
.hing. MA mahs .
Mrs. Hynson-Why did you marry
another indigestion sufferer? Your tl
first died of indigestion. I should have c
thought that would have been enough
for you. ,
Mrs. Justwed-Yes, I know, but you
see my first husband left a lot of med
icine behind when he died, and I hated
to see it go to waste.
r I
"Whar is you gon' wit dat fahla'
TI's gwine fishln'."
"What you gwlne fishin' foh?"
"You doesn't speek me to sit down
an' loaf all day whah all dese gosspy
people kin see me an' not look like I
was doin' sumfln,' does yorT"
"The doctors didn't know what was
the matter with him."
"Well, there's nothing unusual about
"But they said they didn't."
S Parse-I an't o m uthser sdde
e enofr- not mer , omly
SI iawr esn do that
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