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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1913, Image 15

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solve his defense until late in the
fight.
Charlie Cutler has turned down
the offer of Jom Jones to take
over the management of Jess
Willard1, chief contender for the
heavyweight champions hip.
Jones offered Cutler a sum of
money, amount unknown, if he
would give up all claim.
Tommy Gavigan of Cleveland
put a period to Frank Mantelf's
championship aspirations last
night at Youngstown. At the end
of twelve rounds of fierce slug
ging the Easterner was badly
beaten.
Joe Mandot and Harlem Tom
my Murphy have been matched
for a 20-round fight at Daly City,
Cal., Feb. 22. Mandot wants an
other crack at Joe Rivers, and is
taking Murphy on to show he
means business.
ADVANTAGES IN MISFORTUNE
Don't despair.
Hard conditions, desperate circumstances, great trials and hard
ships have ever developed the giants of the human race.
If Lincoln had been born in a Fifth avenue mansion and had
gone through college, he probably never would have been heard of.
It was the heroic struggle with adverse conditions that developed
the giant nature in him.
Compare the' average namby-pamby, characterless, stainless,
initiativeless rich boy with the sturdy, robust poor boy who feels
that he must exert himself to his utmost to redeem himself from
poverty and to make a place for himself in the world. One is a
weakling; the other a giant.
Most natures never come to themselves, never discover their
real strength, until they meet with opposition or failure. Our re
serve of power lies so deep Within us that any ordinary stimulus
does not arouse it.
We do not even dream of the full richness and beauties of our
personal estates. We die with the larger part of ourselves undis
covered. The dynamite shock of failure or the hot furnace of adversity
crumbles the hard rock of our self-complacency and releases the
precious ore.
Napoleon said of his great general, Massena) that he never
showed his mettle until he saw the wounded and dead falling about
him in battle; then the lion in him was aroused and he fought like
a demon.
Whenever a motive is great enough, an emergency large
enough, a responsibility heavy enough to call out the hidden re
serves in our nature, latent energies spring forth which astonish us.
Lots of. people owe almost everything to their handicap, which
has been their perpetual worry and their perpetual spur.

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