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,The whole world, is agog witli the news of the death of J. Pierpont
Morgan. Bulletins were issued by the physicians during the money "king's
last hours. Statesmen and rulers from all over the globe sent letters and
telegrams of condolence and sympathy to his family. Pages of-print in
every language told of the great loss American business sustained in the '
death of this man whose, greatest fame will rest on his. ability to pile up
J. Pierpont Morgan lived the lif e of an American business man. To
the last he held the balances which swayed the money markets of the rich
est nation on earth. His power was greater than that of kings. By a nod
he- could plunge this country into a panic.
He piled up in storehouses all over the world great treasures of art;
his money enabled "him to buy anything he desired. All over foe world
people truckled to his wealth" and wherever he might' be there assembled
the greatest to do him honor.
It is said he was a kindly, generous and loving man to his relatives and
friends, and he is dead.
' The same day on which the money king died John Stubbs was brought
'to his doorway dead. , .
Stubbs was a good husband and father, but some way he never was
able to make enough to keep his family from want. His widow had to do
an extra washing or two to buy the plot of ground in which he was laid. No
one sent by wire to Mrs. Stubbs a message of sorrow or sympathy at" her
loss. No one stood by to wipe away tenderly her-'tears; instead they fell
into the suds as she rubbed the clothes. Her children clung to her skirts
and walled out their grief and fright.
Presently, there came a hearse that took him to his last abode, and
following in a carriage, the hire of, which had eaten up many weary weeks
of toil, were the widow and bereft children. X)n the street 'no one turned
to "look, hardly a thought was given to the hearse as it passed and yet
John Stubbs, too, was a kindly, generous, loving man, and he is dead,
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SURE WOODY WILL CO!
Why, of course, President Wilson
will go to baseball games this sum
mer. He's human. Moreover, he
wise. He, sees the need, the abso
lute need, of somewhere, sometimes,
getting on all fours with his fellow
men; of now and then losing the
prestige, the dignity, the oppressive
isolation of the greatest office on
earth in a common, submerging fel
lowship. Did you ever stop to ask yourself
ho.w you'd meet this need if you were
president of the United States; how
you'd get away from the flatterers,
the fawners, the cunning fellows with
concealed axes to grind, the great
environing horde of men and women
irreprfessibly seeking something of
you, and,, therefore, wilfully or un
consciousiy coloring their every
statement. to you with the tinge. of
their private hopes?
It must .be awful, that loneliness.
,No wonder so many monarchs are
fooled are kept ignorant of the real
life and thought of their times. Poor '
chaps, they've no ball games to go to.
When the young physician's motor
car reached the scene of the accident
there was nothing-to" do; all the "vic
tims had .been so slightly "hurt that
they were able to walk .home. The
young doctor was .keenly disappoint-
ed, but his chauffeur spoke up cheer
ingly: "Never mind, doctor. I'll run
down, some business on the way,