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H MMBSSSSSSMMSMMBSMBSMSSSSSSiM i . 4.' . i I that had escaped the early frost grew I aiong ine lesce. A IUC W 9 MWC UVBltC, ! W (41- dow was hastily thrown open, a man's head and shoulders were pushed oat. 2nd a voie called ont: Vt- "Hallo! Sar. 3 ou yourr foil - a. are yen o'njc to the; rillace?" -"Xo!" replied George, coring for ward. But Jack said: "Hold on; let's se what's wanted. then handed it over to hla new part ner, saying: "I think I nercr showed yon this, rerhaps it oar interest yon." Jack read it with a puzzled expres sion, then as light broke, he said -!t!; feeling;: !! did rre me a rood turn! it was Jack's certificate of cbarac- , ter. Temperance Banner. UCT03KU. The p&Mionte ummr' 3-1! The krs a-klow With roseate (liuhfi of matured 5elre. The winds at eve are malcal and low. Am sweeping chor! of a lamenting lyre. Far up among the pUlarei clotida of fir. Whoae pomp of strange proc-ion upward roll. With gorgeous blazonry of pictured scrolls. To celebrate the summer's jst renown: Ah. me! how reiral'.r th fann look down. Cerahadowlng beautiful autumn! r.-rods And harveiit JUU's wllh honrl-l Uierea.se brown. And dep-ton"! najnty ? if..Hn food. That raise th Ir ol-inn llrg- to t.'.- sky. To swell the purple pomp that r.ot-th by. lul Hamilton Hrtyn. "We haven't Jack went home very much stirred t Ge0rge. time!" persisted? by what had been said to him. Af-j "We'll take time!" Turning to ter all, could it be wrong to go where the man he said: "Can we do any he could do so much better? Almost tfcfnr for you, sir?" double his wages! Was It not really, Well, I'm that stiff with rheuma hia duty to obtain It, and to drive a tica that l couijn't hobble to the Til wagon instead of trudging wearily lape and back in half a day Mlss along the streets? They never had r.rPn wants her shoes for Sabbath. A BOY WHO WAS WANTED. "Well,- I've found out one thing," said Jack, as he came home to his mother, hot, tired and dusty. "What is that?" ehe asked. "That there are a great many beys In the world." "Didn't you know before that there are too many boys?" "Partly; but I didn't know there were so many more than are want ed." "What makes you think so?" "Because I've been 'round till I am worn out trying to find a place to work. Wherever I go there are more boys than places. Doesn't that show that there are too many boys?" "Not exactly," said his mother, with a smile. "It depends entirely on the kind of boy. A good boy is always wanted somewhere." "Well, if I'm a good boy, I wish knew where I'm wanted." "Patience, patience, my boy. In such a great world as this is, with so many places, and so many boys, it is no wonder that some of them do not find their places at once. But be vey sure, dear," as she laid a very caressing hand on his arm, "that ev ery boy who wants a chance to do fair, honest work will find it." "That is the kind of work I want to do," said Jack. "I don't want any body's money for nothing. Let me see what have I got to offer? All the schooling and all the wits I've been able to get up in thirteen years, good stout hands and a civil tongue." "And a mind and heart set on do ing faithful duty," suggested his mother. "I hope so," said Jack. "I remem ber father used to say, 'Just as soon as you undertake to work for any one you must bear in mind that you have sold yourself to him for the giv en time. Your time, your strength, your energy are his, and your best efforts to seek his interest in every way are his due.' " The earnest tone in which the boy spoke seemed to give an assurance that he would pay good heed to the. Vords of his father, whose,. counsel could no more reach him. For two or three day longer Jack had reason to hold his opinion that there were more boys than the world wanted at the end of which time he met a business man, who, questioning! him, said: "There are a g.eat many applicat ions for the place, but the greater number of the boys come and stay for a short time, and then leave if they think they can do a little better. When a boy gets used to our routes and customers we want him to stay. If you will agree to remain for at least three years we will agree to pay you three dollars a week as errand boy." "That Is just what I wanted to do, sir," said Jack eagerly. So he was installed, and proud enough he was at bringing his wages home every Saturday night, and realizing that, small as they were, the regular help was of great value to his mother. It is not to be wondered at that the faithful carrying out his father's ad- felt so hot and dusty as they did just now, when he might escape from the tiresome routine. Might, but how? By the sacrifice of his pledged word. By selling his truth and Ws honor. So strongly did the reflection force itself upon him that when he told his mother of the offer he had received he merely added: "It would be a grand, good thing if I could take it, wouldn't It, moth er and I've run out o' thread and can-, finish them nohow, 'thout I get some. I thought mebbe you'd just as soon set me some; boys like to run about. My! I wish I was a boy!' George demurred, and explained that they were In haste, and were not going to the business streets of the , town, and, anyway, did not expect to return before 2 o'clock. "We could bring the thread then, if that would do?" he said. I The old man shook his head. "There wouldn't be time to finish the work after that, and Miss Green, she don't like to be kept waiting. Be sides, I promised her, and I never broke a promise yet," and the old voice faltered as the head drew back; he was about to shut the win dow when Jack spoke up: "I'll d othe errand, sir, if you'll tell me just what you want and where "Yes, it would." 'Some boys would change without thinking of letting a promise stand in their way." "Yes, but that Is the kind of a boy who, sooner or later, Is not wanted. It is because you have not been that sort of a boy that you are wanted now." Jack worked away, doing such good work, ns hp hpname more and more accustomed to his situation, that his to Bet m . ,A . tif mother sometimes wondered that Mr. The old face brightened, Bless Hill, who seemed always kindly Inter- -vou-. You'll save an old man's repu- ested in him, never appeared to think iauSu IUI .a u, auu of raisin his nav. This, however. en won 1 De Ke irom urcn 10- t was not Mr. Hill's way of doing morrow. things, even though he showed an in- m apue uima cuuaxU B P'col creasing disposition to trust Jack with Jack waited for his orders and cheer important business. fully undertook one or tvo additional So the boy trudged through his commissions. It is true that he was three years, at the end of them hav- late at the grove, and the Ninth ing been trusted far more than is Grade had been before him, so that usually the case with errand boys, the nuts were scarce, and George, with his own bag full, said taunt ingly: "If you hadn't been such a greeny as to turn an errand boy for old was Snitz, you might have had as many. You got nothing for it, and lost your THE BUGGIES SADIE BOUGHT. "Those baby buggies you may pack and send to the second-hand man," said 31 r. Spencer. "Everyone buys go-carts nowadays, and these are so hopelessly old-fashioned that we nev er could expect to sell them. If we get a dollar apiece I shall be glad to get rid of them." "O, Uncle Frank, would you sell me one for a dollar?" asked an eager voice. "What in the world do you want with a baby buggy, Sadie, and a green plush-lined one at that?" laughed Mr. Spencer. "It's entirely too big for your dolls, even if you took the whole family out at once." But Sadie was in earnest. She had come for a drive with her uncle to the little town where he had bought out a store and was making plans to dispose of the goods, and as soon as she saw the baby buggies a brilliant thought popped into her head. "I want to take Mrs. Adler's baby but riding in it," she said. "You know, Uncle Frank, they live in that big tenement house back of us, and the children have no place at all to play except right on the pavement; but it you will sell me the buggy I can take the baby out In it every day." sure your clothes, and this whole neighborhood rakes a hand. "That wraa the heat bar gal a 1 eTtr made. said Mr. Spencer, watching the procession pasa under the droop lap eln trts. "That dollar haa been roo irec!ou. to tpcr.d. so I'll, give it t4"k to y,.vj. dtir, tor a keep-sake." "It vrzs ray t-ct lirgaln, too," said Sadie, tr.cklnn th robe about the dimpled feet of. her charge, "I never get tired of pushing lay bnggy any more since Dr. Parka saya we are keeping the babies alive and well. Don't yon think It worth a great deal to hear that, uncle?" "Indeed it la, and you girl de serve every word of it," said Mr. Spencer heartily. "When these old fashioned buggies wear out, I will see that you have dear little go-carts for your charges; but I don't believe the babies will ever know the differ ence." "There never will be any nicer onea than these green plush ones," aald Sadie decidedly. "Yes. Patsy, I'll catch up with the others In a min ute. Good-bye, Uncle Frank!" And she joined the merry little girls far ther up the avenue. Christian Intelligencer. "- ta hundred r, ravel, wrrr df,4V.. , r- - erals undr lni--'V'Tit'h til v - . . kil!Hi forty rUu - 1 rac and km- v . lH , era! Prt kmsj. .1 4. , ioHt A m.ij. One of thf -v.. ever ern in aaT t was effected mn x . V "He had turn a rtki. he was goinc to ' 'Xt he besan to u n- y ':x C ft V "U as fore-., i - ten bottles. .0 v , fvt ell and weighs zt ...fc.;,:i 4 many years our . t ? wonderful ttzzriy v Colds ith exr-rl!r,: quick, tafe. re!!t Price GO cent ar ! t - tie free at all druc k?- 11 Ui V. III til I He had never forgotten the offer made him by Mr. Lang, and one day, meeting that gentleman on the street, ventured to remind him of it, telling him his present engagement nearly out, adding: "You spoke to me about driving chance here." the wagon, sir." "You are mistaken; I did get some- "Ah, no I did; but you are older thing!" now and worth more. Call 'round and see me." One Saturday evening soon after, Jack lingered in Mr. Hill's office after the other errand boys had been paid and gone away. "My three years are up to-night, claimed George, ironically, sir," he said. . ... I liti 11 ij a. r w en, amtzer, at it yet: "You did! What?" "Thanks, and a promise to do me a good turn," returned Jack quietly. "That was good pay! Likely youH get into the president's cabinet on the strength of his influence," ex- "Yes, they ae." said Mr. Hill, look-' ing as if he remembered it. "Will you give me a recommenda tion to some one else, sir?" "Well, I will, if you are sure you want to leave me." "Yes, Jedge, I'm allers at it! "Can you sew up a rip in my boot just now while I wait " "Reckon I can, sir! I ain't so very busy. The truth is, I kinder kalker- fer?' . now, uut n wants tu had said to him nearly two years ago. make something out "Why didn't you go to him, then?" T just writ out a "I didn't kno-v you wanted me to lated to lay off this forenoon. I had stay, but," he hesitated and then no other business on hand." went on "my mother is a widow, Ah! how so? asked the Judge, and I feel as though I ought to do the a sh0w of interest, best I can for her. and Mr. Lang told Well i have been writing out a me, to call on him." : nertjficate of character for a bov. You Has Mr. Lang made you an of-jknow about John Brandon's boy. He ' n v cro u y lu alio kj utic x1 i j-ii auuuu a Jack told him of what Mr. Lang hnt hp want tn pt a rhnT1PA fn of himself, and in st. writ, out a naner for him: asKea Mr. mil. j mebbe you'd like to look it over while "Because I had promised to stay.j take the boot in hand?" with you; but you wouldn't blame This is what Judge Cary read, wrlt me for trying to better myself now?"j ten in a cramped hand, with some Not a bit of it. Are you tired of misspelled words: running errands?" - This certifies that Jack Brandon, Id rather ride than walk," said' on of the late John Brandon is a Vl v u k Polite, kind young fellow. He is I think it is about time you were kind to animals help to the poor and doing better than either Perhapg- honeg caQ reckQn mon you think you have been doing : thtoj correctf and has good 8trong tem. rWrkf f,r m,tithrg? eSe erance principles. He can stand ridi years for next to nothing, but, if so r cu, Jd canP sacrifice hlg own Inter. L".ar" m,Stak,en.YOU ha7 ben d"' ests without wanting to be known as errands. You have been serving an apprenticeship to trust and honesty. I know you now to be a stralghtfor-' ward, reliable boy, and it takes time a martyr. Anybody that wants this sort of a boy had better get hold of Jack Brandon. (Signed) Karl Snitzer." monition after awhile attracted the to learn that. It is your capital and. 1 VfT' ! you ought to begin to realize on it. , "D You may talk to Mr. Lang if you wish. on e " , TM1 . but I will give you a place in the. How do 1 know? Well 1 11 tel1 office, with a salary of six hundred' you' JedSe-" while the riP the dollars for the first year, with a boot was raPidly closing the old man prospect of a raise after that." ' toId of his interview with the two Jack did not go to Mr. Lang, but! Brandon bys- "Now tnat Jack took straight to his mother with a shout off hIs bat while he talked with me, and a bound. ; 80 1 k iow he Is a polite boy. He "You're right, you're right, moth-' stooped to pat the cat wnen she er!" he cried. "No more hard work rubbed UP against him, so I know he fo ryou, mother. (I'm wanted, you see! (ls kind to animals. He gave up the Wanted enough to get good pay, andnuttins party to do me a kindness, all the hardest part over." The'and didn't seem to think it was any ncer. "But are you TVIOmTV 1111 lll'A It 9" uiaiuuia nix line il . ! "Indeed she will," said Sadie. "She Itold me the next time she went down town she would see the doctor about that poor baby. But all it needed, I she thought, was just fresh air, so I knowr she would be willing to have me do something. I've got my dollar right here, uncle." And she took a shining coin out of a little bead purse that dangled from her belt. "How many girls could you find to help you wheel the carriage? Or is there only one poor baby in the tene-j gravely. "There's just lots and lots of them," said' Sadie sadly, "but they couldn't all use one buggy. I know of a dozen girls who would be glad to help, and the babies can -take turns, even if they can't all go at once." "I'll sell you the whole lot for one dollar," said Mr. Spencer, taking the money, "and you and your little friends can have a regular parade every fine day. How will that do?" "Really and truly," said Sadie, jumping down from her perch to count the buggies. "Ten!" she ex claimed, breathlessly. "Thank you ever and ever so much." Strangers who walk through the; beautiful, shady avenue are apt to turn and look at the old-fashioned baby buggies pushed by little girls in pretty white dresses. The laugh ing babies are clean and sweet, but their clothes are often old and patch ed, so visitors in the town cannot understand the meaning of the gay little procession. Once in a while a lady stops the big policeman on that beat and hears this explanation: "Yes, ma'am,' 'the blue-coated police man says with a smile, "the little girls live on this avenue, but the babies don't. They come from the big tenement houses you can see over the tops of the trees. Every year there used to he lots of little fu nerals from that place, but there hasn't been one this summer. The mothers put the babies in the bug gies, and the children keep them out under the trees hours at a time. And lots of folks are taking an interest in the babies, since they have seen how pale they were at first. One lady buys fresh milk every day and keeps it on ice for them, another shows the mothers how to bathe them, and somebody else sees about the clean attention not only of his emplojers. tmt of others with whom he was brought kito contact in the persuit of his duties. One day he was asked into the office of Mr. Lang, a gentleman to whom he frepuently carried parcels of value. "Have you ever thought of chang-J ing your situation?" asked Mr. Lang. "No, sir," said Jack. 1 "Perhaps you could do better," said the other. "I want to get a boy who is quick and intelligent, and who can be relied on, and from what I see of you I think you are that' sort of a boy. . I want you to drive a delivery wagon, and I will pay you five, dollars a week." Jack's eyes opened 'wide. "It's wonderful good pay, sir, for a boy like me, I'm sure.- But I promi-i sed to keep on with Mr. Hill for three years, and the second year is only just begun." "Well-have yon signed a regular agreement with Mr. Hill?" "No, sir; I told him I'd stay." "You hate a mother to assist, you told me. Couldn't you tell Mr. Hill that you feel obliged to do better when you have a chance?" "I don't believe I could," said Jack, looking with his straight, frank gaze into the gentleman's face. "You see, sir, if I broke my word to him I shouldn't be the kind of a boy to be relied on that you wanted." "I guess you are about right," said J,Ir. Lang, with a laugh. "Come and see me when your time is out; I dare -say I shall want you then." Yom Are Coming To no Hue (Kiresifl Fair? THE State IcHilffll STORE Extends to you a Make our- store your stop ping and resting PLACE. We welcome equally, the at tendance of visitors and patrons. Look over our tremendous stocks of coat suits, dresses, long coats, waists, etc. Silks, dress goods, laces and trimmings, hosiery and gloves, notions, etc. Many specials will be offered to Fair Week shoppers. 01 Pry Gmfts Co. 126 FAYETTEV1LLE STREET. life Eiiiini Ram's Horn. great thing to ao. He am my er rands all square, and brought back th rhnne-A mnre than T YTot1. JACK BRANDON'S CERTIFICATE because gome of the th, " OP CHARACTER. ; cheaper than I thought. So, you see, "We must hurry or we won't get a ! know." chance at the auts. The Ninth Grade! "Rut what ahnnt the temneranro boys are going over to the grove in a principles? How do you know that?" body, and if they get there first we; The old man hesitated, then" an- might as well stay away." This from ; swered slowly. "Well, Jedge, I sup George Brandon, who was getting ' pose Til have to tell you. Being you over the ground as fast as his short ! are so stiff yourself on the question, legs would carry him, while his I hated to own up. You see, I asked cousin kept pace with him without ;the boy to bring me a botle of liquor,' any effort land he just stood up and said: 'Sir, As they swung along the street in ; I can't do that. Anything else yon the outskirts of the village, talking want I'll do, but I neither taste nor of the day's promise of a good time, 1 handle.' My! I am ashamed. Well, and wondering if the Ninth Grade he got all I sent for. Wouldn't take boys had started yet, they came to a ; pay either. I tellyon, Jedge, if you sudden halt.- They were opposite a ' want a boy, he's the one for yon." queer little house, old and weather- beaten; windows placed irregularly ;j A few days ago Jack Brandon was for convenience rather than outside admitted to the bar, taken into part appearance; wooden eaves-trough; a nership with Judge Cary. 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