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THE IVflAN OF STONE
- By Leonie Davis Collister.
He doesn't hear their suffering wail,
For gold has made him grim;
And gold and blood are onhis hands.
Beyond the Rockies' rim
. Red hell there is, and death and strife,
And it is due to Wm,
He will not lift one palsied hand
To save a little child,
For human Ufa is nought to him,
And yet with manner mild
He'll pray upon the Sabbath day.
Dear Christ, Thou are defiled!
He does not heed the souls inpain,
He eats and drinks and sleeps,
While in the towering mountains
Each man his vigil keeps
His vigil keeps by night and day
While death its harvest reaps.
' Its harvest reaps of olff and young,
And in the guise of law
The old and young axe shot alike,
To fill the reeking maw
Of Capital that smirks and lurks
With, dripping, deathKke jaw.
He walks among the world of men,
While other murderers swing.
He walks abroad and breathes the
Is gold so rare a thing
That he who bears it in his hand
Is crowned of men a king?
HefWill not see the scarlet "blood,
' -fwhich his gunmen have shed,
'He will not look upon the scene
Where leaden bullets sped
Into the heart of man or child
He looks not on the dead.
He only looks on yellow gold, . .
And human blood is red. 1$
He only looks on -yellow gold
He mourns not for the dead. m -"And
yet, he is a pious mail 'Y
So it has oft been said. . '--
And many years are on -has ieadV.
His eyes are growing dim, 7
His step is feeble who would think
Gold meant so much to him!
But it is bound about his heart
And he is cold and grim.
Dear God, how sad a thing to be
A man so wrought of stone,
How sad a thing it is to stand
In dull, cold life alone;
To only look on yellow gold,
And be a man of stone.
ST. LOUIS GIRL WILL ATTEND'
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St. Louis, Mo. St Louis will bei
represented at the Confederacy ball,
which is to be a feature of the Con-
federate reunion at Jacksonville, FIa.
next month, by Miss Evelyn Stewart.
.Miss" Stewart is one of the many
young women who will attend Miss
Corinne Hampton, official sponsor for
the veterans' reunion during the cele-l