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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, 1BUNPAY, MAY 12, 1912.
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Amt&ig Men Wha Woifc SifiiR Hojid or BraJLn
Shut Off the
to Make the Most of .Yourself.
By C. S. MADDOCKS.
HERE is much good philosophy back ol
I the rough admonition, "Forget It!"
I' Br letttnr the mini dwell on little
things, grief, trials, even victories,
for an undue length of time, we waste
no end of good mental energy. Itls not whet
It typically worry alone that uses up good
mind muscle. There are all sorts of pre-
possessions, mistaken notions, wrong Ideas,
and vain prlderuinesses mat are aunosi as
Some one has lately remarked upon the
, alarming recklessness on tbe part of many
people? In the treatment of the body, showing
an utter Inappredatlon of Its functions and
needs, or else an almost Insane surrender
to vicious Influences. All that Is true In
this respect as regards the body Is just as
true of the mind. It is more than " alarm.
Ing recklessness "; it is positive crime not
to exercise as nrucb care In keeping our
minds wholesome, nourished, well dressed
as -we do our bodies, and-It Is not too pious '
a thing to say that our bodies are the temples
of the Holy Spirit and to neglect them is a illustration of the effect of psychological at
sin. But even the people who care for their Utude upon a learner-the Influence of pre-
bodiea with ennxlderxbl regularity are .ex-
tremely unsystematlo in caring for their
Even worry, which In Its Insane form not toma f4Cts connected with the business of
only wastes but destroys, Is no more destrue- tabulating the returns of enumeration of the
tlve of mind than the entertaining almost census of 1890 by means of machines special,
continuously of vicious thoughts. But even ly designed for the puropse tabulating ma
mild worries are needlesslywasteful. tending chines for any purpose were then rather a
always to become less mild, more wasteful. ew " T10 account be-gives was fur-
nd ltnnv r..rh t A.n.r Mint hm
the expenditure amounts to the total of.
It is an interesting fact that before worry
was reckoned as a disease, the worrying
habit was considered womanish and old
womanish at that, indicating that it was con
sldered as a sort of decay of mind. The
typical example of a first class worrier was
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the old woman who on Sunday began o say
worriedly. "Tomorrow will be Monday the
next day will be Tuesday, the next day
Wednesday there the week Is half gone and
nothing done yet."
Some men look at the future In much this
way. Instead of nxhtinr all their battle
over again and
1 they may do this. too-hey
beforehand, quite unfitting
the real itrurola whn it hii
light them all
themselves for the real tnurl whn lt.tu.li
come rrharni.rrh.nt tMnVhivvt.mr-
Ing slowly when the season Is not in char'
acter and he Imagines It ending wth his
shelves still unloaded. The traffic manager
thinks freight Is going to be light and for
gets the principle behind the old saying that
It is better to be ready and not go than to
go and not be ready.
Waste of Mental Energy.
There are a great number of events and all
matters 'of weather that cannot be changed
by all the king s horses and all the king's
men. It is a great waste of goodmental en
ergy to think for a moment that dwelling
upon them will make any difference. Some
men cannot pla a game of cards without
worrying every minute about their poor
bands or the luck of their neighbor, and talk
interminably about these things, changing
play Info an arduous nd unrestful perform.
A waste along this line Is that ot telling o er
and over how a game has won, whether at
cards or golf or something bigger. Such talk
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has some value It may have the value of be
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Ing entertaining If no other but as an obses
sion It is always injurious to the one ob
sessed. It is remarkable how tiny the things are
that worry or annoy men and are allowed by
them to use up good mental fiber I know two
men who have a stenographer who regularly
takes pne hour and a half for her lunch and
some other liberties. Each man tries to
make the other tell her that she should not
lane more man an nour; eacn man Is daily
annoyed that she keeps on taking her own
time. This has been the state of affairs for
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rMUn bf. voun w.??ta,! ta
getting reliable young women to do their
the unfortunate situation, and when one of
theee turned around and quirzed sharply,
" Why do you put up with itT1' the reply was,
" Poor girl, we like her."
Many a man keeps It eternally In his hesj
that he must find some way to make mora
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street constantly crying. " I must find some
place to run." It Is more thsn likely that If.
no uum pm tne mental energy he thus
wastes Into devotion to the one thing be is
obliged to do he would find In the order uf.
things just the way to earn more.
Interested In Other Th'no-s
In the schoolroom there are boys who are
always very busrbut thevwmT T
thine that InW.i.
them the moat te7. .7 7Z7
other mgTsom?tnmJ LSf ""
omer mmgts something that they will come
feet gift for doing anything but the required
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feet rift for !! .ii..v...v . .
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times quite successful men. too. If ther
are engineers theythlnk ther would much
rather be poets, and they someUmle waste
much time planning how they will be. Per
haps mental energy thus spent la not wasted.
V. v thI,1exc'IIent-
haps weakness Is an unfair word to use.
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disposition or desire might "be better words.
From the least to the greatest the lore of
expressing oneself or showing off a bit
teems Ingrained. The most timid and re
tiring man will show In some subtle way the
real conceit In him when he thinks be has put
a retort, an argument a speech effectively,
HI. admiration for th. very word, he ha,
bum ia wwuuii reuHiuoB woia nt khoiq
go on and get soma new one. Their per-
3 experience or narrow field, ot expression,
And he who. unfamlUarwlthspeechrasklng,
must address hit feMows. sometimes uses
up enough mental powerto build a Panama
canal In hi preparations, sometime facing
hla task as he faced, the girl of bis choice in
his most amorous and unsophisticated days
He fairly sweats drops of blood In his effort
to do himself credit. Perhaps this Is a fsfr-
Illustration of Tiowjmiieh mental waste pure
masculine vanity costs the world. We look
upon wpman s vanity as in anoinw a
There Is always some mental waste when
we trrto do things with which we are un
familiar, which we must charge Up to profit
and los, but In the aggregate there Is far '
too much of such waste. It Is Justifiable,4- v f
waste when a rnan must learn how and In-
tends to keep on doing a thing: but here, too.
there is of tea great needless, and wholly un-
justifiable expenditure of energy and an x
pense which someone must pay. , '
Effecr of Psychology.
Prof. Jastrow In his book, "Fact and
Fable In Psychology." gives a remarkable
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ease with which a thlngmsy otherwise be
This IlltiBtratlnn Tmf- Jastrow rot from
nneu uua OJ am. arj v.ulo cer. Uu u
" The adoption of Mr. Hollerith's tabulat
ing machine for counting the. population of
the country according, at one and the same
time, to sex, color, age, marital condition,
nationality, occupation or profession, Ian-
guage, and school attendance presented an
entirely novel problem to the office. The
rnachlnes having neter been used for any
purpose, there was no previous experience
by whch to act or on hlch ,0 vnilaLlt .
suits. Tbj necessity was upon the office of
employing for a very limited time, (ninety
days) at least S0O people for this work alone,
in addltioif to the 1 000 who could be taken
tnm oUler branches of the work and placed
inla e- -Trry one. memumg jur. noi-
lerlth himself, fI- U"14 th nvli and aecu-
rate use of the punching machines called for
a degree of cultivated intelligence not po-
a degree of cultivated Intelligence not po-
sessed by every clerk. So much for the
" The clerks (an Instructor for ever) twen-
tT) ere tBht to edit the family aehedules
from which the count was to be made, thus
learning thoroughly how to read and classify
the returns. In order to accommodate the
returns to the capacity of the punching ma
chine, a great variety of symbols were
adopted for occupations and professions
Some one symbol must be used for
each occupation recorded, and the use of the
symbols must be learned, and, for rapid
work, they must be committed to memory.
After fite weeks of editing, one by one, tbe
most reliable and Intelligent workers were
set to use the punching machine The task
Is much like that of using a typewriter, sub
stituting for keys a moveable punch which
ria.sa throueh lettered holes, and in clara
ot the forty keys of an ordinary, typewriter '
about 250 holes are to be learned.
Work Cost Nervous Force.
Mr Hollerith t the number of cards
for a day's work at 550. Each finished card
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contained, on tne average, lu noies-j ttwas
two weeas peiore tnsinumneroi cards was
reacted by any clerk and that only In ex-
ceptlonal cases. Then the entire force of the
division was set to work. In two weeks most
of them had reached five hundred and the
average was dally increasing. These clerks
worked at first from edited schedules, that
it. those on which had been written tip
symbols to be punched on the machine A
roll of honor was made out dally showing
the highest records and In a week the clerks
were doing from 600 to 1M0 a day, but at a
great cost of nervous force. Bo severe was
the nervous strain that complaints were
made to the secretary of the Interior, who
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and Instead an order was posted that no
form, and that no arbitrary number waa're-
quired of any one.
"After the work was VeH underway
about 200 clerks were put Into on,room and
scattered through the force already at work.
They had no experience with schedules, knew
m.rh!n., Th.v ur tho. around th.m
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of nervous strain and oneofthesetemporary
cierasineuy onoresire mi oesv me recora ,
by dolrg 2.230 I think the Influence of the
nnu attitude quite as remarkable in the
matter of their doing the work easily aa In
uiv u u Lrini.ii napituj-, unn in nn;
montn tner were actually sick from tW.r.
work whetr doing 700. while after that time .
,he ,l3e that ti, ,rorlc '" """? trying
ver raferrrtto. Another elgnmcanl
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recora was aoousnea mere waa no tailing
in the dally average, as had been anUd-
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the next all the time references, to contrast
the fact that an unskilled clerk In three days
tw0 'week ofPUce and five weeks ot
training to accomplish. Could there be a
uu m nii as a, waste oi time onen aoes
on In tbe starting "of a new and unfamiliar
We can do" what w think we can do. If
we coddle our mental selves too much we
ore In as had acas. as when wfcod ?our
Physical selves. Ther. are many people
wnoneveraDrrnotmf thflntdiniltv. .n. in
dally If they must work alona. They let
meir meniaj energy atropny, tor It does grow
lets and. less for lack of exercise.
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B were at dinner, a bat elerman
and myself, and of course
had turned to the roan.'
-th. aay or. m.snsrperiapaaa-
The day of the sharper Is pass-
ltr 1 had asked, and Williams had raised
a hand for emphasis
"It Is more than passing." he answered
" It Is past. The man who tries the crooked
little deals on the road may get by for a while,
but the first thing he knows he is left out
in the cold and if a man has any sense ha
will see that.
" But." he continued with a little smile,
" there are times when one doesn't hare to
tell all he knows. For Instance, there Is In
my recollection a time when I sold a mighty
nice little bill of goods simply by keeping my
mouth shut. It didn't hurt any one to do
that. It helped the house a lot. and It gae a
certain sheriff a fine opinion of what he had
always thought was a class of nothing "
"I'm ready," I sold; "train the cannon"
He sat for a few moments watching th
smoke as It curled from his cigar, and the
smile on his face, kept broadening an th
" It's an Oklahoma story," he said at last.
" I had just started out on the road Tor a
Kansas Clfy Arm, one with not too much
reputation, but with a mighty nifty line
of stuff. It was the Arm's first entrance Into
Oklahoma territory or rather, Indian ter-
rltory. for the country hsd not been mersed
uuo a state at that time.
I left Ooffeyvllle. Kax. about 3 o'clock
f - rffffaBBBasak
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one morning, and got InloJCowata,-01c!a.,J',, Jt nevr 0o any good to make a man
about breakfast time. The town was a n""1 at you. you know. There's nothing so ex-
small affair with only a row or stores 'PrltaS as a person who positively will
on each ride of a dusty crooked street "Ot take np when ousa It, andreallymean
However. you cannot always tell about th... It. But I had something up my sleeve that
mall towns In the open country. Sometimes
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wUI do wonderful business In a year
-Jul started cut to hunt the best store In
town I observed an excited group of men
and horses near the line of hitching potts.
There were men of th open country there.
great tall men. with sun browned faces men
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wno carnea rines ana whose faces were
oeienninea. Amort, rea raced man-was sd-
dressing them I remember him distinctly,
because I couldn't help comparing the color
of Ms face to tre color of the red bandana
handkerchief which was tied around his neck,
" I did not paute to see what was the
matter, becsuse I did not have any too much
iujio in me un. a jouca my store and
"' Is the proprietor InT' I asked the clerk.
" ' The rherlff 7 he atked. No, he a out
with the posse'
"'The posse! I asked .
" ' Yes, you see Henry Starr Is loose again,
He ant) his gang robbed a bank up here In
w luuuw a. oanjc up rre 1&
Coffeyvllle the other day'.nd ..taped Ster
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he's going to take a posse out this afternoon
to get him
Knew What Posse Meant.
"Then there flashed across my mind the
Import of the group of men I had teen in
the street on mrway to the store. Thellttle.
f5ced mn "t have been the sheriff.
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W telephone office to break a date In
, 5' mr e0ncUn w"b the merchant
In OchelaU aU right, and was talking when
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aberlff. Another, It seemed, was a reporter
" the Muskogee pspe. i C0ul(hr-t
help but listen, and It was a funny story that
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then went out to find the sheriff-storekeeper
with a bit of new feline In mv h..r
Tne meeting still waa irr progress In tho
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" Good Lord he interrupted, ' you don't
day, do you T rve got a real job-I've got to
-"m go along with you 1 said. ' I haven't
cot annmer to fiA.nrtn ."
"The sheriff flared.
" ' This isn't any picnic' he almost veiled
" Oo on and say it I laughed at him
- you mlrht as weibwt it ,, r . -TV
le'Sed dty d" I rflth a derby h d ft
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"The,iherlff nodded his head.
" Well, you've said It he answered me
"And that" right where vott're. wrong.
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iHzumrG ovr " larrtisz&ZB.
By FRANK JOHNSON
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Now. look her, sheriff. "Tve done a little
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along on this thing There mar be an hour
or two In which we oan.talk business, and
there may not be. If there's not, Tve lost
my time. If there is and we can get to
gether, I can break away from the posse and
go on ray merry little way What do you
" Tbe sheriff threw up both hands.
No Time to Buy Goods.
" But I don't want anything. I m stocked
" ' Toure bury, that's all that' the matter
We'll let the matter rest for a while
" ' Anyway, I don't like your; face
" Sorry, but I can t change It. How long
before you leave townT
" He looked at me with disgust painted on
" Fifteen minutes he answered at last.
"Well, In fifteen minutes I was back with
a horse I bad gotten at a livery stable and
a W Incbester rifle.
"Tmreadytogowlth you 1 announced
"He tried to ssy something, but couldn't.
He merely glared at me. and then, wltha few
cuss words uttered to himself, be turned hla
back to me. And did I not know what I did
I 'ro"I4 have been making a mighty big fool
I believed was going to play my way, and
i oiani care mucn wnetner or not the
sheriff got mad; I knew be would get over
"What was that somethlngr'tt asked.
" Walt for the proper time he answered.
"Well, as I was saying, the sheriff turned his
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nacic on me ana then gave the order to move
out or town, i started witn the posse
an Incongruous figure I made, with my.clty
clothes. In the midst of that group of plains-
n. They were an riflemen, they hsd seen
much active service, end some of them had
notches on their guns. But they were all
pleasant enough fellows, and from them
oegan to learn some or tne tnings which
I had figured out before hand.
"The rumor was that Henry SUrr and
bl Sn bad been on a big drunk and
gambling rprt out on Lone Wolf creek.
about ten miles out of town. They hsd"
bad a fight. It seemed, and killed a horse.
Some passerby had seen the animal and
-twiuo yssoy uau seen ice animal and
brought th. report into town that the gang
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starting out to get them, while I was rldlnir
along, trying to find an opportunity to talk
business to tho storekeeper sheriff.
Wouldn't Talk to Me.
1 And really; it would haVe been a very
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things seemed very staip'e.
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He had determined that he would hate noth-
Ing to do with me, and he was keeping to
his determination. rhne after time I ap-
prua - cneu uua, w recx.vo raaawcri vaij in
monosrJlabJes or even no answers at alt
Then I would drop back to the posse, to be
regaled with tales of how Henry Starr could
ride at a gallop and shoot a cartridge off a
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posed that I should tremble at the thought
if this, but I refused. I heard one or two
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fellow teemed to be a pretty came sort of
"Mt rM.cBed tt." enst ot .th hlu
cn Iormea our nauon. Afar down In
Ta"y we tou,a " tne 1Itt,e h0B,e
'' n-to of Iffe about It Th. dead
norse was lying to one side. It looked as If
the sheriffs rumor was true A consults-
ttori was held
" ' Here, you he called to me. ' lay down
THE foreign commerce flgurei
United States for the calent
1912. just made public by tW
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Th. exports of the calendar year 1911 were
valued at ta082.S7S,ll. a, larger total than
in kny .preceding year and considerably
larger than the total of tUB3,t26,S0B shown
any-corpse to haul back-wlth a derby hat
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lo.d.dnt maga and renlain rit
where I was
" I'll take what 3 on take I answered.
" We were thrown out in skirmish form and
the order given t5 shoot.
" '.Fill that house full of lead the sheriff
ordered.' and we'll draw them out. Then,
when they start to make the run for It we'll
have to pick them off. Ding this hat! It
had. blown off three times
No Time to Talk Hats.
"' Ought to wear our three star sombrero,'
I laughed at hln and be scowled.
"This ain't no time to talk hats!' be
"The rifles started cracking and one by
one we could see the panes of glsss shatter
as the bullets struck the windows. Little
spits of dust flew up as the lead pattered
around the house. The cracking of the
rifles, the (pitting whlnr-g-g-g-g-g-s of the
bullets, the smoke, gave us all an air of
grimness, of determination. I looked at the
faces around me. the scowling brows, the
soldierly manner In which tbe posse loaded
and reloaded their guns acd then shot, and
then well, I burled my head while my
" ' He's crying, getting scared. I men.' I
beard one of the posse sayi I looked up and
there was a broader grin than ever on my
Do I look like I was crylngr I asked,
' Lend me tome cartridges '
" Up to this time not a shot had mm.
from the house not a form bad shown. The
sheriff was beginning to get puxxled.
" Something's wrong somewhere they
can't stand this long he mused. I
Jumped to my feet.
' Tou fool.' be shouted. ' where are you
' To run the gang out,' I answered over
my shoulder as I jumped on my horse. Then,
before they could stop me, I was going over
the ridge as hard as I could go. with my t
solver In my hand. On and on I went, and
still no shot came from the house. On to the
door I rode, and then dismounted. I called,
There was no answer. I walked in. The
house was empty
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hack with my report Then one by one they
turned and started back to the town The
thtTm ned to hang back of the rest,
Won His Admiration.
" " Tou're a pretty game sort of a fellow.'
be said at last. ' Did you ever do much run
ning around of this kindr
Deputy sheriff In Cripple Creek, Colo.
Sure enoughf he asked. Welt'
" ' Then Tve run around th mountains a
lot. Now, sheriff, look here. I've played
the game sport with you I cam along here
today just to show you that I was willing to
stick In any kind of a deal, and I think that
I have done It Now don't you think that we
ca fet together? You've seen my makeup
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Well, he came in just as meekly as you
ease: he told roe to get out my pad, that
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"w uian i en want 10 i)jt at mv samniei.
that'he would take my word for everything
-and secept my promise that If everything
was not all right he could send the atuff back.
He described the kind of hats he wanted and
told me to send him what I thought best
And that's what I did. The blU went through.
every Uem, and ue snerUTs still & customer
"and now " said I.
' what gave you all
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to. Thh,ar tt. rtor OetonS
Une J nMlrd tne beriff of Ochelata telling
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n "ade them rid, back to town wlthnoth-
tag but chagrin to show for their trouble
And Inasmuch as Ochelata wa. forty miles
away, and the scene of the holdup fie J
on the other side, I knew we didn't stand
much show of running into th bandits. A
fellow can be mighty brave when ther
Isn't any danger."
high record year In ex
of exports over Imports
year just ended was ti.-
1.2S0, a larger excess of Imports thsn In
any year since IOCS, when the total was
1030,000,000, while that of 1900 was ffiO,
The dutiable Imports were tT38.481.02S In
value during th. last calendar-year; thoie
free of duty. 7W.0,83, the share entering
free of duty under th Payne-Aldrich bin
being 51K per cent.
Brace tip When
By JOHN D.WHITE
FOR six rear Ivan bad been content
with his job of trucking down in the
dry salt cellars of the great packing
house. Then he had met Marts., and
soon afterward he developed an ambi
tion, ta be foremaa. He learned all there was
to be known about the dry salt department.
He did the work Of higher paid men, and
with 1 knowledge and Industry helped an
Inexperienced foreman or two to make good.
But hi efforts did not bring him even an
increase In wages, until O'Brien was made
cellar boss. O'Brien waa not a practical
" cellar man. and waa compelled to depend
upon Ivan till he could get his bearings
Then, when old Barney, the scaler, got too
old to work any longer, he repaid Ivan by
putting him In Barney's place at 30 cents an
hour, straight time. This was a long step
nearer the goal, Ivan felt, and he and Marts
planned to marry In a little while.
The next week O'Brien was away from tbe
cellar for a few days, and young Dunlap
from the office was sent down to run tbe
gang and pick up s few practical Ideas of the
cellar work. The old time feud between
"office" and "plant" caused the men to
resent this. They shirked and the work
lagged. Ivan, too. felt aggrieved a. Dunlap's
Intrusion, as he would liked to have shown
how well he could have handled the depart
"Fired" for1 Another Error.
He was placated, though, when the super
Wunder,. Dunl.p was too uppish to- ask
intendent of the pork house told him to
advice of any one In the cellars. But when
Ivan saw that a mistake was being made In
a big ihlpment he cautioned Dunlap, as he
had been told to do Dunlap. however, treat
ed hi warning as an.'lmpertlnence. and the
shipment went out
Next day the mistake was discovered. It
waa one that would cost the firm money,
which Is a lapse that never is condoned in
Packlngtown. and somebody must be pun-
lshed. 8o Ivan was discharged and Dunlap
was lent back to his desk In the office aa
soon as O'Brien returned.
Ivan never bad worked any place else,
neither did he know any other work, than
that In the cellars. He did not want to begin
at the bottom pushing a truck at 15 cents
an hour. But at every plant where he applied
for a job as scaler be was asked where he had
worked last, and he could not give as a ref
erence tbe place from which he had been
discharged But worst of all, his Hi luck
was postponing his marriage to Marta. So
in desperation be went back to ask for his
old place again.
x Given His Old Job.
O'Brien had been watching for him. and
put htm back as scaler, remarking: "You've
got a job here as long aa I'm cellar boss."
l an knew he meant It.
When O'Brien learned that Marta and Ivan
were married he raised Ivan's wages 2 cents
an hour Bat when the pork superintendent
heard of It he came raging down Into the dry
saltcellars " Tou can get a good ' terrier
for that money." he roared. "Putthat'sav-
age ' back to 20 cents." O'Brien mmniin)
but he gave Ivan enough overtime to make
up the decrease In hi pay.
Ivan thought he discerned In the superin-
tendent a words the reason why be hsd never
been given a chance as foreman of the cel
lars. He also saw that his job aa scaler
would not outlast O'Brien's tenure as fore
man. His future suddenly teemed to coalesce
with that of his foreman. He became pleased
with O'Brien's successes, and he wnrrUri
when things went wrong and the Inevitable
censure came from the office,
So the years passed. Little Ivan. Marts
and Nikolas came, and his life narrowed
down between the scaler's .Kantv in .,.
cellars and his Bttle home bark nfth.-r...
Did Two Men's Work
O'Brien began to compIah of rheumatism.
Sometimes he would be off duty for o. day
or two At such times Ivan would run th
gang In addition to his scaling, so there
might be no excuse to slip In a new man
as foreman Even when O'Brien wasprestnt
Ivan Ad most of his work, but In tpite of
this solicitude the rheumatism grew worn
O Brien finally began to talk of quitting and
the ceUar gar wondered who would taks
One Monday morning Sandy who each day
rolled In a barrel ot hot water to heat the
scaler's shanty, said something about a new
boss An hour later Dunlap stalked into th
cellars. O Brien had not reported, and there
was no mistarlnc the fact that Dunlap was
In charge But now, instead of holding aloof
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answered. But he felt most downhearted
"""" " evening
The wxt moraine Dunlap brought In young
Den'p' " checker, and ordered Ivan to
how htm how to scale. At last Ivan felt hU
" wura uub. it -hu piua oe vu
to be supplanted by Denny In the dingy
little ahanty where he had worked the lave
dozen years. Atflrst he thought of appeal
ing to Dunlap. whose egotism once bad
caused him to be discharged But he realised
the Inutility of sentiment in Packlngtown and
finally decided to seek a sew job before he
shouluTlota the old one.
Lookinfffor Another Job.
Every evening he would ask his acquaint
ances who worked In other packing houses
if they knew of any scaler's jobs that were
open. The answer was always the same.
These jobs were too good to go begging, and
he became more disheartened than ever.
Denny soon learned) to run the scales, and
Dunlap had stopped his questioning, so it
seemed like he no longer was needed. Bat
Saturday cam. and he was not given his
time: It was the asm. the following week.
Early the next Monday morning Dunlap
cam. to Ivan. Hows Denny msKln It! "
" He can run d. scales all right" muttered
Ivan, feeldng the end was near.
"Fine." laughed Dunlap. "You're good
at breakin' In. men. But you wont bav to
break In the new cellar boss, ehT "
"Who" dat?" asked Ivan.
Why you, ot course," cold Dunlap.
An" whatCra yout " gasped Iran.
"Q. rn tha new pork sopermterjcVat,"ao-i.
nouneed Dunlap, "and lit sot get y on fired
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