who is no longer young, while they
are still young and strong. .
The little woman took over the
mortgage, and she gave the third
chivalrous knight 25 payment on it
Then she spent her-temaining $25
stocking the store and waited.
That is all she did wait. The ham
and other meat she had bought spoil
ed. There was no business. The peo
ple' in the neighborhood regarded the
third knight as a gambler and would
not patronize a store that no one
made a success of.
But the little woman remembered
that the third knight -had said he
would sell the place and get her one
more suited, if she couldn't make it a
success, so' she sent for him.
His representative called. "We are
a rich concern' he said, "we cannot
bother with little deals like this."
Then the little woman said if they
wouldn't sell it so she could get back
say $50 anyway,- she -would have to
close it; she couldn't keep it open.
That aroused the ire of the chival
rous knight No. 3. Ciose the store
when another month.'s rent was due!
That would never do. He went out
in his automobile to remonstrate.
She must keep it and pay the rent
. Funny kind of chivalry, the way he
tallied to her, but he left her without
doing anything, and after spending
two more days, hoping, praying and
crying, the little woman locked up the
store and came away.
The third chivalrous knight threat
ened many things. He was going to
placard the house, amongst others,
but finally he signed a document
kindly releasing her from paying the
balance of $275 .on the mortgage in
consideration of the $25 she had al
ready paid, and he called it square.
Two days after that the same store
was advertised for $485. And un
doubtedly some other woman will
buy and go through the same torture.
, But the little woman who trusted
to the chivalry of men has nothing,
now-'-not one penny. And a year ago,
before she sampled men's chivalry,
she had three rooming houses. .
Truly, we need to be educated to
understand that in dealing with men
we must .be as shrewd as they, and
even more so, for a man will 4eal with
a woman as he would, fear to deal
with the most stupid of men.
DAVIDSON ON HAND TO HELP
MINERS IN FIGHT
Calumet, Mich., Jan. 15. William
Davidson of British Columbia, mem
ber of the executive council of the
Western Federation of" Miners, ar
rived in Hancock to take charge of
the conduct of the copper miners'
strike. Davidson refused to outline
the policy which he would pursue ex
cept to say that "it would be a fight
to the finish."
Three strikers were arrested at
Ahmeek on warrants charging them
with assaulting mounted deputies.
The prisoners also will be forced to
face contempt of court charges for
alleged violation of the injunction
against strike violence.
OPERATORS ALTER DECISION
Big Rapids, Mich., Jan. 15. A tele
gram sent to Gov. Ferris by Allen F.
Rees of the legal staff of the Calu
met & Hecla Mining Company at Cal
umet informed the governor that the
operators had altered their decision
not to treat with any members of the
Western Federation of Miners or
other union body in negotiations
looking toward a termination of the
The operators, Rees stated, now
were willing to meet with their
former employes, regardless of their
union affiliations, but that they
would persist in the 'refusal to treat
with the Western Federation of
Miners as an organization.
Wife Charles, wasn't that a good
box of cigars I gave you at Christ
mas? Husband I never saw a bet
ter box, my dear!
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