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W CHANCE TO GO WRONG
-Statement of Beauty Doctor May
Havo Been True, but It waa
William F. Oldham, bishop of Sing
apore, talked at a dinner, on his last
visit to New York, about missionary
"A certain type of man," he said,
"goes about declaring that we dom
inant races civilize the savage out of
existence that we do them harm In
stead of good.
"Well, as a matter of fact, if these
cavaliers knew what I know about
-tome tribes, they would speak less
confidently. Some tribes are bo de
based that to do them anything but
,good would hardly be possible. They
are, In fact, Just like the ugly wom
an who visited the beauty doctor.
"This woman was ugly in every fea-
"ture, but her nose was particularly
ugly. That, no doubt, was why she
'desired the beauty doctor to begin
'"I am willing, she said, to pay
you liberally, doctor, but I demand in
-return substantial results. We will
start with my nose. Can you guar
antee to make It ideally beautiful?'
"The doctor, after looking attentive
ly at the woman's nose, replied:
"'Well, madam, I can't say as to
Ideal beauty, but a nose like yours I
-couldn't help improving if I hit with
The Stylish Fisherman.
One of the guests of a fashionable
.summer resort in West Virginia got
JMmself up in his best fishing togs and
started along a certain mountain
Meeting a native, he asked: "Here,
.my good man! Kindly tell me whether
'It would be worth my while to try
fishing in this vicinity."
The native regarded him scornfully.
"The fishin' ain't good," he finally said,
"but I ain't Informed as to how you
values your time." Llpplncott'a
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
'by local applications, as thsr cannot reach tha do-
eased portion ot the ear. There la only one way to
cure deatness, and tbat to by constitutional remedies.
Deafness Is caused by an Inflamed condition ot tha
mucous lining o( the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Im
perfect hearing, and when It Is entirely closed. Deaf
ness Is tha result, and unless the Inflammation can ba
taken out and this tube restored to Ita normal condi
tion, hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases
out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which to nothing
'but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any ease of
Deafness (caused by catarrh) tbat cannot be cured
8r Ball's Catarrh Cure. Bend for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY CO., Toledo, a
Bold by Druggists, 75c.
Take UaU's Family Puis for constipation.
How Lightning Splits Trees.
Lightning makes trees explode, like
overcharged boilers. The flame of the
lightning does not burn them up, nor
-does the electric flash split them like
an ax. The bolt flows through into all
the damp interstices of the trunk and
Into the hollows under Its bark. All
the moisture at once is turned Into
steam, which by its immediate explo
sion rips open the tree. For centuries
this simple theory puzzled scientists,
but they have got in right at last
Mrs. Henderson's Waist.
Mrs. Henderson isn't going to wear
, that pretty white waist of hers again,
because it came from the wash all
streaked and spotted by the rosin that
was in the common yellow soap.
If Mrs. Henderson Vlll have it
-washed again with Easy Task soap,
which has no rosin in it to streak and
rot the fabrics, ten to one it will look
like new. Easy Task does wonders
for thb. ".lothes and for the women who
work. CodU, ao more than poor soaps.
' "And how old should you say I am?"
giggled the golden-haired spinster,
with a coy glance at Bjones.
"Ah, Miss Smiley," replied BJones,
with a low bow, "I do not think you
are old at all. Ask rather how young
do I take you to be."
And she was so pleased she forgot
to. Harper's Weekly.
Never say an ill thing of a person,
when thou canst say a good thing of
him; not only speak charitably, but
feel so. Elizabeth Fry.
' Best men are molded out of faults.
During Change of Life,
says Mrs. Chas. Barclay
Graniteville, Vt. "I was passing
through the Changeof Iifeandsuflered
and other annoying
symptoms, and I
can truly say that
pound has proved
of gold to me, as it
restored my health
and strength. I
never forget to tell
my friends what
Vegetable Compound has done for ma
during this trying period. Complete
restoration to health means bo much
to me that for the sake of other suffer
lng women I am willing to make car
trouble public so you may publish
this letter." Mas. Ciua. JjABCLAr,
No other medicine for woman's ills
has received such wide-spread and un
qualified endorsement. No other med
icine we know of has such a record
of cures of female ills as has Lydia .
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
For more than 80 years it has been
curing female complaints such as
inflammation, ulceration, local weak
nesses, fibroid tumors, Irregularities,
periodic pains, backache, indigestion
and nervous prostration, and it Is
unequalled for carrying women safely
through the period of change of .life.
It costs but little to try Lydia E.
pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and,
asMrs.Barclavsays,it is "worth moun
tains of gold to suffering women. j
"isssssi noBssoa's Ejt ctt
Over the State
Bellefontaine. Fred Harmon, three,
.on of Charles A. Harmon, a farmer
living four miles southwest ot Mt. Vic
tory, was burned to death in his
father's barn in a fire which was
caused by the little boy and his older
brother playing with matches. The
contents of the barn, including two
horses, two cows, machinery and
crops and the family residence, with
the household goods, were destroyed.
Piqua. Sammy Davis, a small boy,
while fishing in the Miami and Erie
canal at Tippecanoe City, discovered
that he had hooked the body of a baby
instead of a large fish. The child was
less than a month old, and the boy's
father, who notified the authorities,
found that the child had been killed
with a blow on the head from a blunt
instrument and then its body thrown
into the water.
Cleveland. Colonel Rossevelt, on
his trip to the west made speeches
In this city, Ashtabula, Conneaut, Ely
ria and Toledo. He was greeted by
thousands of people.
Wooster. Daniel Beals, a farmer
of wealth and a leader among
the Democrats of the county, was
made defendant in a suit for $3,000
damages brought by Barclay Hursh,
who charges Beals with alienating the
affections of Mrs. Hursh. Beals is 70.
Hursh, who was married last January,
also applied for a divorce, charging
his wife with gross neglect of duty
and improper conduct.
Toledo. After spending many years
over the washtub in an effort
to keep together her brood of six
children made fatherless by the death
of her husband several years ago,
Mrs. Albert Navarre of Toledo be
lieves she is to have money a plenty
In her declining years. Mrs. Navarre
and her four slBters, two brothers and
mother have Just been notified by
Canadian authorities that they are
heirs to an estate valued at $2,000,'
000 left by a grandfather.
Columbus. Senator Dick says that
if Chairman W. F. Brown sayshe(Dick)
wrote him that President Taft wanted
Secretary of State Carml A. Thomp
son selected chairman of the Repub
lican executive committee that Brown
is telling a falsehood and knows it,
He says he never mentioned that
President Taft wanted this move. The
committee met at the Neil house here
and selected Lewis C. Laylin to head
this committee, which will have
charge of the campaign to be made.
Elyria. Chalon Fowls of Oberlin
village has a record for honey raising
that has not been beaten in this
part of the state. He has extracted
and stored ten tons of honey so far
this season and he has not yet
finished. He expects to have a total
crop of 22,000 pounds early next
month. The crop of honey this year
was mostly from white clover. There
was an immense amount of clover and
the bees worked hard during the
month of June and until the middle of
July, when the drouth came.
Marysville. Mrs. Lavina Beebee of
Richwood, who has been taking in
washings for a living, has been noti
fied by the government that she has
been allowed a pension of $8 per
month from August, 1895, to April, 1907.
and from then until the present time
at $12 per month. She also received
the accrued pension of her husband,
the late Joshua Boebee, whose death
occurred in 1894. The whole amounts
Upper Sandusky. Herman Link, 25
years of age, was found dead beside
a groundhog hole, a bullet wound
through his breast. It is supposed he
accidentally discharged his gun while
digging for the groundhog.
Cleveland. Churches, church mem
bers and ministers were severe
ly arraigned when James Cor
bin of Findlay, O., the oil man evange
list, addressed a large crowd in the
square. The address was peculiar in
that it was a strong defense of Chris
tianity and at the same time a sting
ing criticism of the modern church
and its methods. Ministers were de
scribed as "spindle legged men with
spinal columns like silk threads," the
churches were called places of enter
tainment while the average church
goer was depicted as a hypocrite us
ing the church as a cloak to cover his
Cleveland. Eleven persons were
Injured, one perhaps 'fatally, when
a loaded touring car, running at
a high rate of speed, collided with
another car, also loaded, in front of
the Hollenden hotel here. The high
speeding auto, which witnesses say
was responsible for the accident, was
reduced to kindling wood. The other
aiito was badly damaged.
Springfield. The body of Howard
Gillespie, 51 years old, a painter,
was found in the river, and circum
stances point to a murder. Clark
Slye, 24, Is being sought by police.
Slye and Gillespie are said to have
quarreled in a row boat near the spot
where the body was found. Al the
coroner's inquest it was proven Gilles
pie was dead before he was put into
the water. The man's skull was
found to be fractured and his cheek
was gashed badly.
Toledo. The population of the city
of Toledo is 168,497, an increase of
36,675, or 27.8 per cent, as compared
with 131,822 in 1900. Such was the
official announcement from the census
bureau at Washington. Toledo is dis
appointed, but not depressed. Tole
doans had hoped for 200,000. Certain
ly they had expected the city would
pass the 180,000 mark made by Colum
bus, Toledo's rival. This city, they say,
has moved on as Toledo, seeking to
impress no other man's land into its
service strictly for census purposes.
Toledo has grown without annexation.
Hence they are not depressed.
Piqua.T-George W. De Veese, one of
the oldest men in Miami county, and,
one of the few surviving California
forty-niners, is dead at the age of 83.
During the time of the gold fever Mr.
De Weese hunted all over California
for the precious metal, which was de
nied him. He told many stories of the
horrors of that period and his part in
them. Mr. De Weese was a soldier in
the Civil war.
. Upper Sandusky. Joel Bibson, who
lost his leg In the Civil war ,' and
served several terms as probate judge
in this county and mayor of this city,
is dead from acute indigestion.
FIVE LOSE LIVES IN WATER
Eight Were Rescued, Three Newsboys
Assisting In Saving Five of
Warren, R. I. Two drowning acci
dents, in which five persons lost their
lives and eight others were rescued,
some of them in such a state of ex
haustion that they were revived with
difficulty, occurred here. Two men,
one woman and fwo children were the
The accidents happened within an
hour of each other, and both were
marked by thrilling rescues.
The first happened at Kelley's
bridge, rear the junction of the War
ren and Talmers rivers. Five young
men, all residents of Warren, were
unable to navigate their craft through
a narrow draw and were overturned,
throwing the men into a whirlpool.
One was soon sucked down, but a
crew from the United States life sav
ing station saved the others.
An hour later a party of Portuguese
picnickers from Fall River were over
turned in Mt. Hope bay and four
drowned. The party were in a smali
motor boat, and, when it began to rain,
the entire party started to climb into
a small tender to row ashore. Eight
had entered the frail craft when the
ninth, a woman, climbed aboard and
overturned It, throwing men, women
and babies into the water.
Three newsboys, playing baseball
nearby, rescued five members of the
ENGINEER STICKS TO POST
Lives of Many Sleeping Passengers
Were Saved By the Heroic Action
of a Railway Employe.
Pittsburg, Pa. Through the hero
ism of Engineer Israel Brandt, of
Train No. 8, of the Pittsburg, Ft.
Wayne & Chicago railroad, the lives
of many sleeping passengers were
Brandt is at the Allegheny General
hospital, the upper part of his body
parboiled and his leg broken in sev
eral places. It is thought he will die.
The train had reached the North.
side depot when Brandt, trying to
stop his engine, broke a small cap on
the left check of the engine, allowing
the steam to escape into the cab.
Fireman Thomas Van Arsdale jump
ed through his window and broke a
leg, but the engineer remained at his
post until the trouble was adjusted.
Though blinded by the hot steam,
the engineer finally succeeded in get
ting the wild flow of vapor checked.
Then he tried to save himself, tum
bling from the window to the track
below. His left leg was broken in
several places and he broke several
FORMER SENATOR ILL.
Wheeling, W. Va. Henry G. Davis
formerly United States senator and
candidate for vice president on tha
Democratic ticket with Judge Parker,
In 1904, is so seriously ill at Elkins
that the gravest fears are expressed
for his recovery. He Is the father-in-law
of Senator Stephen B. Elkins,
senior senator from West Virginia.
Mr. Davis fell down a flight of steps
at his home several days ago. At the
time of the accident it was thought he
had only been bruised, but the acci
dent is more serious than at first
thought. Mr. Davis, who Is in his
eighty-seventh year, had been ailing
slightly before his mishap.
MAY LYNCH NEGROES.
Montgomery, Ala. A mob of 300
men left Luverne, Ala., and marched
JO miles to Troy, declaring that it
would lynch John Colvin and Cleve
Colvin was discovered in the room
of Miss Claire Fonville, daughter of
Col. J. C. Fonville, at Luverne. Stowe,
it is alleged, was with him. They
were sent to Troy to escape vengeance
that seemed unavoidable.
Colvin and Stowe were taken from
the Troy jail by Sheriff Carroll and
sent in an automobile to Montgomery
on orders from John D. McNeill, pri
ate secretary to the governor.
Huntington, W. Va. When a mob
of 1,500 m;n, composed mainly o rail
road employes from HInton and Hunt
ington, surrounded the county jail here
with the intention of dragging Charles
Clyburn and John Wayne, negroes,
held for murder, from the jail and
lynchla,? them, Sheriff Harshbarger
slipped ihe prisoners out of their cells
and carried them away in an automo
bile. It is said tnpy were lodged in
jail at Ashland, Ky for safe keeping.
Negro Is Shot.
Baltimore, Md. While protecting
his lSyear-old daughter from a mid
night assault by a negro, Enoch Can
nan, of Cecilton, near here, shot and
instantly killed Joseph Price, who at
tempted to force his way Into the
young woman's room.
Switch Engine Hits Automobile.
Vincennes, Ind. A B. & 0. S. W.
switch engine pulling a cut of cars
crashed into an automobile, killing
Miss Rachel Johnson and fatally injur
ing Miss Alice Potter. Edgar Nesbit
and Miss Josephine Thomas escaped.
Auto Goes Over Embankment.
Pittsburg, Pa. W. Dowling was in
stantly killed when his automobile
shot over a 60-foot bank at a sharp
curve In the road. The car turned
over two or three times in its fall,
pinning Dowling underneath.
Coroner Will Demand Body.
Evansvllle, Ind. Coroner Edward
Laval said he would demand the body
of Carl Dutsche, a brakeman on the
Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis rail
road, who was killed by tramps a few
miles below here on the Indiana sido.
Two Women In Suicide Compact.
Evansvillo, Ind. Mrs. Mabel Wil
liams, who entered into a suicide com
pact with Mrs. Lillian Dabler, and both
took poison and .died. ' The women
argued an hour over beet way to end
ODD FISH FROM THE DEPTHS
Strange Marina Forms Brought Up
With Deep 8ea Cable Sunk
for Ten Years.
Strange monsters the like of which
have seldom been seen by man were
dragged from a depth of 8,500 feet by
the crew of ttib cable ship Burnside
when they repaired the Alaska cable
off ML St Ellas last month.
The Burnside Is moored at Its buoy
In Elliott bay after two months of re
pairing and relaying the cables of the
AS IT APPEARED TO HER
Mrs. Oelrichs Evidently Didn't Think
Much of Mr. Blank's Earning
Mrs. Herman Oelrichs, the best
drebsed woman in Newport, criticized
very pertinently, at a recent dinner,
the new dinner gowns of Paquin and
These clinging and filmy gowns are
chiefly remarkable for the V-shaped
back that they possess. The V it is
incredible, but it Is true opens all the
Divining Rod 200 Years Old.
Wlnslow W. Fifleld of Medford,
Mass., owns a metallic divining rod
brought from England more than two
hundred years ago by one ot his an
cestors. The rod, says Mr. Fifleld, has
been used successfully all over New
England and in the western mining
districts. It is attached to whalebone
handles 12 Inches long and weighs two
ounces. The handles have inscriptions
on theci which are almost obliterated
The pet son who brought the rod to
America was Isaac Greenleaf, who set
tled in Massachusetts. The rod became
famous as a finder of water. After
marking the place of many springs the
rod was used in California, Colorado
and North Carolina for locating by men
in quest of gold mines and other met
als. One person who used it with par-
When a small clique of men put up
a scheme to harness the clergy of
America and Induce the ministers to,
in turn "hitch up" the members of the
churches, we should all take notice.
They couldn't harness the preachers
in a bad cause except by deceiving
Ministers of the gospel are essen
tially and fundamentally honest but,
like all men who work for the public
good, they are at times mislead by
Trust them when they have exact
truth to speak from.
Now for the story which should In
terest every one for we are all either
receivers ot wages or we pay to wage
earners and the freedom of each In
dividual is at Issue.
In various papers the following
statement has been printed. Read it
carefully at least twice.
"Interest In Labor Sunday.
"Labor Sunday the Sunday preced
ing Labor day will be observed gen
erally this year and in future years
throughout the United States. This
because of the American Federation
of Labor declaration for the observ
ance of that day. The numerous let
ters recently received at American
Federation of Labor headquarters
from ministers is an assurance that
interest in the idea of giving special
attention to the cause of labor from
the pulpit one day in the twelve
months is widespread. Our readers
are urged to try to bring about an un
derstanding In their respective dis
tricts with representatives ot the
church so that ministers will , make
addresses that may attract trade union
ists to the churches in large numbers
for the day. Ministers should say what
they think on the occasion in order
that their trade union fearers may
put the right estimate as to where the
church stands on the question of the
organization ot labor. The more the
subject Is discussed the better will it
be for labor. Union ethics are sound.
Observe that "Labor Union" men
"are urged" to induce ministers to
make addresses that will attract trade
unionists to the churches "for the
flay." "Ministers should say," etc.,
and winds up with ' Union ethics are
sound;" observe the hidden threat.
This is clipped from the American
Federationist the organ of Sam Gom
pers, et al.
This clipping has been sent to pa
pers throughout the country and the
Typographical Union men in the news
paper offices Instructed to "urge" that
it be printed.
That is ope of the ways of the "ma
chine." It looks harmless so the papers print
But! Let's lift the cover and look
The hidden motive is as dangerous
to the peace and liberty of the citi
zens aB a coiled rattlesnake In the
Organization by workmen to pejjfji
fully and successfully present "their
side Is necessary and most commend
nble. There are such organizations now
rapidly winning their way to public
confidence without strikes, dynamite
or killing fellow workmen.
(Some facts on this matter a little
further along In this article.)
We see here a demand on the min
isters of God, that they endorse and
help build up the strike-producing,
boycotting and violent American Fed
eration ot Labor.
Think of the man of God who
teaches brotherly love being covertly
ordered to praise and help get new
members for an organization with a
record for violence, crime and murder
done by its members the like of which
the world has never seen.
Think of the thousands ot women
made widows and the increasing thou
sands ot children left fatherless by
the pistol, club, dynamite and boot
heel of members of this Labor Trust.
Any one who recalls the countless
murders done in the multitude of
strikes In the past few years will
agree this is no exaggeration.
Take Just one as an illustration:
There were some thirty men mur
dered and over 5000 bruised and
maimed In the Chicago teamster's
strike. . ' I: v
U. S. army signal corps system. On
board were a score of huge flasks
filled with alcohol. In them floated
strange shapes which it was hard to
believe were once living creatures.
Balls of red bair which looked
like tousled human heads proved upon
dissection to be a strange kind of deep
water crab. Flesh colored round
masses were found clinging to the
cable by minute tentacles. One crea
ture was shaped like the dlablo toy,
narrow in the middle with big .con
cave white disks at either end by
which it catches hold of any object.
way down to the waist line. At a gala
performance In Paris given by the
Metropolitan Opera company of New
York the most successful perform
ance Paris ever saw, and one whereat
$40,000 was gained for the Pluviose
victims many of the beautiful Ameri
cans in the $40 orchestra seats wore
these daring gowns, and now at New
port they are often to be seen.
Mrs. Oelrichs stared at one with as
tounded eyes at a dinner, and bet
"Isn't that new gown of Mrs. Blank's
a dream? Old Mr. Blank is so de
tlcular success was a blind man, in
whose hands the rod is said to have
A 8trong Preachsr.
The minister's eight-year-old daugh
ter was returning with her parents
from church, where the district super
intendent bad that morning occupied
"Oh, father," asked the little girl,
her face alive with enthusiasm, "don't
you think Brother C. is a very strong
preacher? I do."
Gratified by this evidence of un
usual intelligence on the part of his
offspring, the minister eagerly in
quired into her reasons for her state
ment. "Oh," replied the little miss, artless
ly, "didn't you see how the dust rose
when he stamped his feet?" Judge.
There Is seldom a day passes but
somewhere in our country from one to
a score of our fellow men are assault
ed or murdered by members of this
Then remember the homes blown
up or burned. The families hounded,
the rioting, burning of street cars,
wrecking of trains and attempted or
successful killing of passengers.
The general disturbance of industry
and the thousands of dollars forced
from tax payers to pay extra police,
sheriffs and militia to protect, even in
a feeble way, the citizens from the
mobs of members of the American
Federation of Labor.
Then you will realize why the great
peace-loving majority ot over 80 mil
lion Americans protest against the
growth of this crime-tainted organiza
tion comprising perhaps one and one
half million men, of which it is esti
mated at least seven-tenths are peace
loving citizens and are members by
coercion and are not in sympathy with
the three-tenths who have gained con
trol and force their methods.
We find that a few designing men
have seized control of the American
Federation of Labor, Just as some
shrewd capitalists have secured con
trol of some railroads and other In
terests and are now twisting and turn
ing them Into machines for personal
profit and fame.
These men cunningly plan to force
workmen to Join and pay 25 to 78
cents a month in fees.
Various methods are used to "in
duce" workmen to join.
First, they talk of the "tyranny of
capital" making slaves of workmen.
Then they work up enthusiasm
about the "brotherhood of man" and
other talk which experience has
shown excites the emotions of work
men and they are Induced to join and
pay fees to the leaders.
The 5000 workmen In Battle Creek
are, as a rule, free from the dictates
of the great Labor Trust and still get
the highest wages in Michigan. If
they had yielded to the smooth talk
ot the agents of the trust and joined,
they would pay In fees from $1250.00
to $2000.00 a month to the big trust
and be subject to strike orders any
Now they save that and put the
money into homes and family com
forts But the managers of the American
Federation of Labor have worked
hard and long to harness them.
The trust has sent small bales of
money and last winter 18 "organizers"
to -tie up Battle Creek. They hired
halls, gave picture shows, smokers,
etc., as an Investment, looking to rich
returns when they succeeded in hav
ing them tied hand and foot
But they failed and the last of
these "organizers" left Battle Creek
on May 1st saying "it's no use."
The workmen knew the record of
this great trust and formed their own
association to protect their rights and
also to protect them from the big
In Philadelphia some 4000 indepen
dent street car men, who mainly had
families, had their own union and re
fused to Join the big trust, preferring
to be free to work or not ' as they
But the trust planned to force them
Into the fee-paying ranks, so a strike
was ordered to compel the traction
company to kick out these men and
hire only Labor Trust members.
It was not a question of wages or
hours but to push the free men out of
their positions where they were earn
ing good money to support their fami
lies. The strike was ordered, not to
raise wages or reduce hours, remem
ber, but solely to throw out members
of an independent union and make
places only fOr Labor Trust members,
and thus show the Independent men
they could not earn a living unless
they first paid fees to the trust man
agers. " Incidentally the people ot Philadel
phia must submit to no car service,
rioting and bloodshed with millions
in losses while these fee-hunting, noto
riety seeking trust leaders were teach
ing the world that industry cannot be
carried on except by workmen who
first bond the knee, bow the bead and
How theso men as strike leaders
love to see their names in the papers
Another strange marine creature is
shaped like an octopus but baa at
least two dozen tentacles Instead ot
eight. Many octopuses were found
clinging to the cable, but they were
thought too common to preserve.
While sections of the cable pulled
up for inspection were found covered
several feet deep with strange plants
and animal life, seaweed, black in
stead of green, sponges and sea
Probably the strangest creature
found on the cable was a flesh colored
fish not more than four feet long,
voted. They say that everything he
makes goes on his wife's back."
Mrs. Oelrichs, her eye fixed on the
gowr's terrible V, said with a smile: "
"Well, he must be making very lit
Practical Matching. 6
What the littlo girl with the 15 cents
in pennies wanted was some red rib
bon of a particular shade for her moth
er. She knew the shade, but she
couldn't explain it and all she could
say was, it wasn't that, no, nor that;
It was deeper than that, and not so
The Counterfeit Southerner.
Of course, there are many counter
feits. A most amusing imitation is
one that often passes tor the typical
southerner In New York. This satchel
mouthed braggart infests the cafes
and demands attention by his abusing
the waiter for offending his delicate
sense of honor. "I hate a nigger, suh,"
he loudly proclaims, which is a senti
ment that one never hears from those
to the manner born. He haunts the
theaters and parades the streets, since
it is poor fun to practise his gentility
He wears a wide black hat, mounts
the table and yells whenever the band
plays a southern melody. Such a pre
tentious caricature would be harmless
enough, but for the ridicule he brings
upon the south. Unfortunately, popu
lar authors seem to accept him at face
each morning! It's meat and bread
to their souls.
Then think of the lordly power, and
don't forget the steady flow of money
squeezed from the workman's hard
earned pay enevelope.
But when these leaders "tie up" any
industry no man can hold a job who
refuses to pay fines even on trumped
up charges, and steadily pay fees
whatever they are.
The workman Is absolutely at the
mercy of this band of men who have
secured and hold control.
Many and many an honest workman
has raised his voice and appealed to
his fellows to rise and throw off the
yoke of Gompers, et al. But, as one
writes, "At every convention of the
American Federation of Labor, strong
opposition comes up but at the crit
ical moment the Impassioned orator
appears and most dramatically puts
the spot light on the leader and covers
him with a mawkish film of 'martyr
dom' and the emotional delegates yell
in delight, forgetting the instructions
of the peaceful workingmen at home
who desire to free themselves from
the odium of membership under the
great advocates of strike, boycott, vio
lence and bate."
So we see the unequalled insolence
with which these trust leaders pro
pose to "induce" ministers to pull
their chestnuts from the fire by
preaching modern aggressive and vio
lent labor trust methods.
There Is a better way to secure jus
tice for workers, as will appear furth
Just a little diversion here.
I am charged with having first
brought to the attention of the public
some years ago, the name "Labor
A trust Is a combination ot men or
organizations for the purpose of sell
ing their product at a profit and re
stricting production to effect it
We will say a large Oil Company
gathers in smaller ones and thus con
The Labor Trust "gathers in" local
trade organizations and thus has pow
er to say how much work each man
The Oil Company then fixes prices.
The Labor Trust does likewise.
The Oil Company may "use meth
ods" to force an unwilling dealer to
The Labor Trust men go further
and slug the independent man if he
tries to sell his labor without paying
fees and "obeying orders." They are
both exactly alike in purpose, which,
in both cases is entirely selfish to
gain power and money for the leaders.
Certain Labor Trust members do
not hesitate to use violence, dyna
miting ot property, burning homes of
independent men and even murder to
The Oil Company doesn't go so far.
Both are extremely dangerous to
the welfare of people and communi
ties, for power placed in the hands
of a few men either representing Cap
ital or Labor is almost always abused
and the public suffers.
Remember, reader, that your safety
lies in strenuous opposition to all
trusts which try to ride over and dic
tate to the people.
Only by opposing their growth can
you retain your personal liberty,
Wow to ministers.
The average congregation is made
up of about 90 per cent of free citi
zens and much less than 10 per cent
of members of the Labor Trust
The free citizen wants to hear words
defending the rights and independence
of the common man, free from the ar
bitrary dictates of any self-seeking
organization either of Capital or La
bor. The merchant, lawyer, school teach
er, doctor, clerk, farmer and work
man rebels against any forcible stop
ping of trains, boats, street cars,
or factories, for the prosperity of the
community is entirely dependent on
steady continuance of these things.
Men don't like strikes, boycotts, in
jured workmen or burned cars and
A famous divine says: These men
may hate capitalists but their hate for
other laboring men burns like a flame,
eats like nltrio add, is malignant be
yond all description."
Then we remember cases of acid
throwing, eyes gouged out, children
pursued, woman stripped, homes de
which was found enveloped in tha
tentacles of a young octopus. When
brought to the surface its body was
swollen like a balloon. Dr. J. E. Mai
nly, the ship's surgeon, who exam-i
ined it, said he believed the fish was!
choked by the hold of the octopus. !
The section of cable upon which all
this strange life waa found had
down 10 years at a depth of a
and a half. The specimens
have been preserved are to be
over to the Smithsonian lnstltutk;
for scientific study. Seattle
deep as that, and so on. .
The mission was looking hopeless)
when suddenly she darted from the!
shoe and seized a passing gentleman
by the hand.
"Will you please come into this shogj
with me?" she asked Innocently. J
"Certainly, my chickabiddy," he rV
plied, "if I can be ot any use. What
The little girl replied not, but led
the wondering stranger to the counted
"There, miss!" she said, triumphant
ly. "Mother wants some ribbon the
color of this gentleman's nose." .
value and exploit him in novels ot
plays where a "southerner" is a neoj
eaeary part of the stage machinery.-
The Philadelphia milk dealers whd
recently raised the price of their
product to nine cents a quart and then
lowered It again to eight appear to
have been the subjects of a great deal
of unjust censure. They announced
at the time of the raise that milk
could not be sold at eight cents with
out loss. Finding that the consumers)
would not pay the new price, however
they are continuing to sell at the old,'
thereby qualifying as genuine philan
throplsts. Every purchaser of milfei
at eight cents a quart will doubtless
hereafter feel that he is an object of
stroyed, men murdered and the long
long list of atrocities practised b
Labor Trust member on other human;
beings who cannot agree with tha
trust methods. I
Now for the better way.
Workingmen are now organizing In
the old fashlened trades union - oi
"guild" way, affiliated with the Nat
tlonal Trades and Workers Associa
tion whose constitution provides ar
bitratlon of differences with agree;
ment for no strikes, boycott, picket)
ing or hateful coercion ot any kind.
This Trade Association baa evolve
from the experience of the past and
Is the highest order of Trades Union
ism at the present day. i
Under its laws It is not possible fot
the Hod Carriers Union or the Street
Sweepers Union to order the school
teachers or locomotive engineers to
quit work in a "sympathetic strike,
If any craft finds injustice, the casi
IS presented to properly selected arb:
trators, testimony taken and the cas
presented to the public through th
press. Thereupon public opinion, thai
greatest of all powers, makes itse'
inn ana cunouBiy enougn a lair settle)
ment is generally the result. ;
There is no strike, no loss of wagesj
no loss to the community and yet the;
faithful workers get their just treat)1
There are many details which have
been worked out by men skilled in
labor matters. '
It will recompense any interested
man to know these details which can
be secured by a postal request toi
constitution and by-laws written tq
the National Trades and Workers As(
soclation, Kingman Block, Battle
Reader, look carefully into this
great question of the relations of Capj
ltal and Labor and its successful bo
Iutlon. The new plan works and
brings results for the members. ;
I became so favorably impressed
with tho trustworthiness and practic
ability of the leaders of this new 1
bor movement that I gave the Associ
ation a sanitorium at Battled Creek
worth about $400,000 and with about;
300 rooms, to be used as a home for
their old members and the helpless;
babies, sometimes made fatherless by
the pistol, club or boot heel of some
member of the violent "Labor Trust"
Suppose you attend church Laboi
Sunday and hear what your minister
has to say in defense of the safety
and rights of the common, everyday
Let me ask you to read again a por
tion of one of my public articles print
ed a few years ago.
"The people of the world have givi
en me money enough to spend in
these talks through the papers in try
ing to make better and safer condi.
tions for the common people, whether
the Postum business runs or not
Scores ot lettera have come to me
from work-people and others, some
from union men recounting their suf
ferings from union domination and
urging that their cases be laid before
It will not answer for us to only
sympathize with the poor, the op
pressed, those who haven't power
enough to drive off tyrants and re
sent oppression, we must help them
tie the hands of the oppressors. Amer
icans must act
Some of my forebears in New Eng
land left comfortable homes, took
with them the old flint locks, slept on
the ground in rain and frost; hungry,
footsore, and half clothed they grimly
pushed on where the Eternal God of
Human Liberty urged them. They
wove for me and for you a mantle of
freedom, woven in a loom where the
shuttles were cannon balls and but
lets and where swords were used to
pick out the tangles in the yarn. -
These old, sturdy grandads of ours
stood by that loom until the mantle
was finished, then, stained with their
life blood it was handed down to us.
Shall I refuse to bear it on my shoul
ders because the wearing costs me
a tew dollars, and are you cowardat
enough to hide yours because some
foreign labor union anarchist orders)
you to strip it off?
I have faith that the blood of 17761
still coursing in your veins will tingle;
and call until you waken. Then)
Americans will Act" "There's aH3R
on-" C. W. POST. ,