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Nov. 6, 1:06. Mrs. Mary J. Shell....

8, Mrs. J. McLindon

Mrs. Mary E Crane

Mrs. Katherine Cummings. 13

J. B. Rambo... 14,

Mr Jos, W. Smith 15,

Mrs. W. H. Storm 16,

Mrs, Anna A. Buck

Mrs. Alice G. Lovett
18, Chas. H. Burgin

Mrs. Emma Barrett.

Mrs. Helen Winget..
20, Mrs. J. H. Glenn..

Mrs. Mary P. Mundell
2, Mrs. Julia A. Deviuney.

Mrs. Laura W. Davis

| Mrs. Georgia Kemp.... 24,

c. W. Kemp.. .... 24,

Mrs. Geo, Smart...

Mrs. Heury Habig.
26, Mrs. Mary Callaha 11,

Ella D. Rother

Clara B. Rother.

Mrs. M. E. Rother ..........
W. H. Rother..

Mrs. Maud M. Rother Armstrong 28, Mrs. L M. Crowell.

29, Mrs, Bridget F. O'Brien... Dec. 1, Mrs. C. M. Sheppard..

Sarah Kennedy
Mary M. Kennedy
Geo, G. Kennedy
Minerva Kennedy.
Della A. Pratt..
Mrs. S. A. Yeager.
I. G. Moore...

Mrs. Jos. W. Wray

Mrs. Mary A. Aiken....
4, Mrs. Louisa Traynor.

Mrs. M. B. Walter..
7 F. A. Colbridge.

Mrs. Margaret Gallagher.

Mrs. G. E. Kinzel

Mrs. Lizzie Millert..
13 Mrs. Josephine Lynch...

Mrs. Mary K. Ulery

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Financial Statement.

Statement of Membership.

CLEVELAND, O., Mar. I, 1907. MORTUARY FUND FOR FEBRUARY Balance on hand...........

$316.722 47 Paid in settlement of claims...

141.750 00


$174.972 40 Received by assessments 895-899

and back assessments... $149.550 28 Received by assessments 962-966 1,118 14 Received from members whose

insurance was carried by Association...

394 IO Feb. interest mortuary fund... 287 84 Feb. interest special mortuary fuud*

414 36$151,764 72 Balance in bank Feb. 28, 1907.... $326,737 12 Mortuary fund.

...163,270 78 Special mortuary fund #............ 163,466 34$326,777 12

FOR FEBRUARY, 1907. Classified, represents: $750 $1,500 $3.000 $4.500 Members who paid as

sessments 895-899........ 3 580 28,138 11,61 1,946 Members from whom as

sessments 895-899 we:e not collected

447 2.579 633 3 Members carried by the Association........


27 Applications and rein

statements received during month..

342 152 21

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Vol. XLI.

MAY, 1907.


To the Season of Growth.

“The gardener must have dropped it

when he was planting the crocuses,” said BY PETER M'ARTHUR.

Betty, glad to hear her own voice again. Copyright, 1905, by Peter McArthur.

Perhaps he just laid it aside there be. They had been introduced only a few cause he didn't want a hyacinth among minutes before and were wandering them,” Jack replied, picking up the bulb, through the garden trying to make con- and, then, being a true Omarian, he could versation. The beautiful weather had re- not resist quoting: ceived full and careful attention, the condition of the lilac and rose bushes had

“I sometimes think that never blows so red been discussed, and then came silence.

The rose as where some buried Caesar bled ;

That every hyacinth the garden wears Both were beginning to feel awkward

Dropped in her lap from some once lovely head." when Jack's eye lighted on a bulb lying partly hidden by a border. True to the Well,” said Betty, with a mischievous instincts of a football player, he gave it a smile, “Donald's head may have been deft kick that sent it spinning along the lovely once, but it must have been before gravel walk.

he took to gardening. At present he is


BIRD'S-Eye view OF WILMERDING PA., HOME OF THE WESTINGHOUSE AIR-BRAKE. The building in the center is an $80,000 Y. M. C. A. Building. To the right in the open space, Westinghouse Club. Farther to the right,

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very bald, and the little fringe of hair he up her sleeves to her elbows, and as Jack has left is decidedly red. His are hardly watched he had a chance to see how lithe the "yacinthine locks" Milton had in and shapely were her wrists and hands. mind, and I doubt if Emerson would have He could also see how naturally the sunrecognized him as

light glinted through her brown hair, and

when she looked up at him with laughing "The hyacinthine boy for whom Morn well might break and April bloom."

eyes, after patting the soil into place over

the bulb he could see that they were of an “You are fond of poetry, I see," said unfathomable blue. Jack when they had stopped laughing at “You have done the planting,” he ex. her sally.

claimed. “Now I should be permitted to “Very,” said Betty, “but you started

do the watering.” us on the wrong tack if we are to do jus- “But a plant like this should be watered tice to that neglected little bulb. You

every evening,” she protested. should have recited Holmes' lines:

“Ör oftener,” he pursued blandly. "The spendthrift crocus, bursting through the “Oh, I couldn't think of letting a fool. mold,

ish little bet like this interfere with your Naked and shivering with his cup of gold.”

business." “But I don't see how that applies to

“You couldn't? Why, I propose to make this hyacinth.”

the watering of this plant my chiefest “Pardon me-to that crocus.”

business, and I shall not let anything else “But I took a high stand in botany when

interfere with it." I graduated. It was one of the optional

"But you are a lawyer, I understand. studies on my course, and I plugged four

What will your clients say?” volumes in two weeks."

"To be a lawyer you must first catch

your client,” he commented whimsically "Primroses by the river's brim

and then added with well affected earnestDicotoledons were to him,

ness: “By the way, you haven't any And they were nothing more,"

troubles that I could straighten out for she quoted smilingly from a clever par- you, have you? I mean trouble of a legal ody.

nature.” *That may be,” he replied, “but though "I have no troubles of any kind," she my knowledge of botany is entirely book- replied laughingly. ish I'll leave it to the practical and red- Lucky girl, though it is unlucky for haired Donald to prove that I am right. I don't know but I shall feel it my I'll wager a pair of gloves to a tie that duty to make trouble of some kind for this is a hyacinth. What do you say?" you.

"Simply that I wear five-and-a-halfs." “If you try you will perhaps find that “Well, where can we find Donald?" I can make trouble too."

“This being his day off I can hardly "I don't doubt it," he said banteringly say. But I'll tell you what will be better and heaved a deep sigh. “When it comes fun. Let us plant the bulb and see which to really making trouble commend me to it turns out to be?'

good-looking girls of eighteen or there“That is a bargain. But will it be sure about, especially in the springtime.” to get the attention necessary to make it "Oh, you needn't be alarmed," she grow?''

pouted. "I'll plant it and care for it myself.” “And I was just beginning to hope that

“But I claim the right of superintend- I might be. Well, well, if you do have ing the work and examining the plant trouble of any kind that develops a legal from time to time to make sure that my aspect that does not require too profound interest is being guarded.

a knowledge of the law, but at the same "All right. If you will go up to the time demands lengthy consultations, I veranda and get the trowel that is lying hope you will not forget me. My office by the step I will find an empty spot in hours are from 10 to 5, except when I am one of the beds in which to plant my yachting, golfing or playing tennis." crocus."

Do you do much yachting?" When Jack had performed his errand "I usually spend Friday and Saturday he found Betty kneeling on the border of of each week on board and take a couple one of the beds waiting for him. He gal. of long cruises each season." lantly offered to do the planting, but she Do you golf much?” she persisted scorned his assistance.

with growing mischief in her eyes. “Do you think,” she cried, “that I "I make it a rule to play eighteen holes would trust the planting of an innocent each Monday and Wednesday. It really little bulb to a man whose knowledge of takes a great deal of practice to keep onebotany is at once academic and wrong? self in form at golf,” he explained on. Never!"

blushingly. She had taken off her cuffs and pulled “And tennis?"


"Well, I am able to devote only my Tuesdays and Thursdays to that fascinating game. We really have ripping courts, and I hope you will become a member of our little club."

She langhed joyously, without answering his suggestion.

“With the amount of time you devote to golf, tennis and yachting I am afraid you would not have much time to devote to any troubles I might bring to you.

“I sincerely hope you may never have any more troubles that I can attend to even in the small amount of time that I devote to law." This was said so meaningly that she blushed faintly. But just at that point his mother concluded her

estate of his father, he did not elect to live a strenuous life. After careful investigation he decided to hang out his shingle in this pleasant little town that had excellent golf links at the rear and a luxurious yacht club on the water front. He opened offices with a southern exposure in the post-office building and fitted them up with furniture admirably suited for lounging on and waited comfortably for his first client. In order to pass the time as pleasantly as possible he supplemented his library of law books with all the latest novels and current magazines. His mother was satisfied, and it cannot be said that he felt life to be unduly exacting. He conscientiously kept



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call on Betty's mother, and he had to go along as her escort.

There never was a flower more care. fully tended than that little waif. As Betty Curtis had come to the town with her mother to spend the summer in the fine residence her father had bought for them she had nothing to do but enjoy herself. Jack Etheridge was almost equally blessed with leisure, for, though, in compliance with the wishes of his widowed mother, he had commenced the practice of law so that he would know better how to care for his wealth when she left him her fortune, in addition to the handsome income he derived from the

regular office hours, as explained above, so it naturally happened that he frequently walked home from the links with Betty after a pleasant game, and the first thing they always did was to take a look at the little mound that covered their bulb. Donald had been warned to leave it alone, and they saw to it that no weed sprouted in its vicinity.

“I am inclined to think,” said Betty a couple of weeks after the plauting, “that a watched bulb is somewhat like a watched pot.” "Perhaps the

hyacinthine Donald threw it away because he saw that it was dead."


“Oh, I noticed that it was quite fresh when I planted it, but I think it is mean of you to use the word hyacinthine when you know well enough that there is no common adjective derived from crocus. I shall have revenge, however, when it

One fine evening about the middle of May when they went to their favorite spot in the garden they found that their bulb had pushed through the ground. But it had not come far enough for them to decide which was right.

Next evening Jack came again, for matters were getting exciting. By this time the tender green leaves had begun to open, and it was clear that the plant was not a crocus. The leaves were thick and broad.

us wait until it flowers, and then I'll undertake to eat it in addition to pay. ing my wager if you prove to be right, though I may be tempted to transplant something more edible in its place if it should really turn out to be a hyacinth."

“A leek, for instance. It grows from a bulb and is edible.”

Shakespeare has said that "for lovers lacking matter the cleanliest shift is to kiss,” but Betty and Jack had not con. fessed to themselves that they vere lovers, and whenever they lacked matter they could fall back on the bulb. It furnished them with unfailing matter for chat and banter when other conversation failed, and in a subtle way all their thoughts of one another were intertwined with it.

When Jack went away on the annual



PITCAIRN, PA,- Van P. Ault, Phot.


“I knew I was right," Jack exclaimed yachting cruise of the club Betty found a exultingly. “It is certainly not a crocus; peculiar pleasure in tending to the mystherefore it must be a hyacinth. I pre- terious little plant that was strangely fer ties that are quiet in color and pat- familiar, although she could not remem

ber ever having seen one in a garden. “Not so fast,” said Betty. “The idea While watering it and removing every of a lawyer using such logic. I admit it weed that dared to appear it brought back is not a crocus, but I see no reason to be- to her many pleasant memories, and she lieve that it is a hyacinth. It is not had a sense of companionship while necessarily a hyacinth because it is not a watching it. And when it finally put crocus. There are thousands of other forth the blossom that betrayed its iden-, things that it may be. You a lawyer and tity she blushed and laughed and blushed to make such a claim. Fie!"

again when she wondered what Jack “Oh, that is all right! A lawyer al- would say when he saw it. ways claims everything in sight. I sup- Yachting is a most leisurely pastime pose we will have to ask Donald to settle and gives one ample opportunities for the matter for us."

thought. Before the cruise was over Jack "We shall do nothing of the kind. Let had made for himself an unaccountable

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