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better still, it showed real MANHOOD and there is something about rough
and rugged manhood that is more appealing than cultivated gentility.
- There are times when there is more genuine manhood Jn fighting wjth
fists than in fighting.with long -words and elegant,phrases.
Culture is mostly bunk anyhow. It is what we want people to think we
are rather than what we really are, down deep inside of us. And, mostly,
it is a mighty thin veneer of party manners that covers up a barbarian.
I believe I prefer natural men, natural barbarians if you please, to the
highly polished, cultured, well-mannered things that pass for. gentlemen in
denatured society. , - , '
( This world has been helped along amazingly by its roughnecks, and
darned little by its softening culture and parlor gentility. .
Civilized society has degenerated more through refinement and culture
than through the roughnecks who conquered nature with their hands, who
hewed down the forests, sailed the seas, dug mines into the bowels of the
earth, fought the world's battles, built the great cities, raised the world's
crops and multiplied and replenished the earth.
And the REAL MfiN of the world have not all been GENTLE men.
They have been rough, impulsive, daring, courageous, "fearless men
roughnecks, if you please. ' r
And many of them started poor, like Ragen did. Ragen -worked in the
stockyards for $1.75 a day. And it took thousands of roughnecks like h"m
to keep the gentlemen packers in their luxury, culture and refinement.
Possibly that is Ragen's offense toward society he worked for $1.75
a day and in "the stockyards.
Now note the climax to the Tribune's gentlemanly editorial. It hopes
thaCRagen will larn, now, from his association with the genuine gentlemen
. o the board, to"vote with them to vote as the Tribune wants him to vote.
Moral If you want to be a genuine gentleman and not a;roughneck,
-obey the lordly newspapers and vote as they tell you to.
As for me, I'd pick Ragen the roughneck for a real MAN even if he
isn't a genuine gentleman.
And I know none of the men mentioned in the story, I am sizing
them up from what I have read in the newspapers.
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MAY TRY CAMINETTf JURYMAN
FOR CONTEMPT OF .COURT
San Francisco, Sept. 11. William
Heisler, clubman and .. millionaire,
who served "on Caminetti jury and
afterward claimed that he believed
every member of the jury had at
some time been guilty of same of
fense as Caminetti and that he only
voted to convict in order to save
Caminettj family further expense,
was dismissed from ,the jury panel
In the Federal Court by Judge Van
Fleet, who bitterly scored Heisler,
declaring hisviews contrary to. pub
lic policy." The government attor
neys are consideringtaking steps to,
punish Heisler for contempt of court.
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