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THE MORFING- TIMB8, MONDAY, MATtCH 29, 1897.
A Ride Through Lobengula's
How tliu Good Ximic of n IMouccr in
"Mnslioiiuluiid "Wuh Jeopardized,
it mi ii ow 111 Intri'pidlty
Young Maxwell stood by Lis impatient
horse, one foot in the btirrup, in rioiitof
tiie commanding officer's tent. His checks
were flushed, and J ejcsi shone with the
light of gratiried pride.
"I have chosen you," .said the officer,
"in spite of jour youth, not only because
oi tlie speed of your lioise and your own
actiit. .iiul zeal, tut because of the cl.n
acter you have gained -while in the ser
vice of the company. It is not to every
man of the pioneers 1 -would trust 200
toiereigns ui gold. And, look here, young
man; Parrel's death by feei lcit a va
cancy among the sergeants. I'll say no
more, except that m the company a ser
ge int always stands a chance of becoming
a lieuten.tiit 1 trust you, Maxwell. You
understand your orders?"
"Crovi two Uvers wing due north; then
head Tot a big kopje which 1 will sec rrom
the hanks or a second mer; there I shall
find Lieut. Ad.nrS camp; get a receipt for
the money, anJ letuiu.''
"Exactly; you will get there shoitly after
nightfall. Remember, jou will have no
danger Horn wandering Mntabeles, if Lo
bengula keeps his promise or tiucc, until
Adrlr hands him the money. As to anyone
else, thereis nota soul in Mashonaland save
the .Matabeles and ourselves. 1 wouldn't
Bend jou alone if it were otherwise. The
real fact is I can tell jou, there have been
desertions and discontent lately, and I
I dcti't want to rik losing any moneyat the
hands of some man who might be tempted
to ride off lib it.''
The jouugest trooper of that audacious
hand, who, in insignificant numbers,
mm died a few years ago right into the
country of the most dreaded Kaffir king
In South Africa, the ferocious Lobengula,
rode off on his mission witli a glad and
proud heart. This was his chance, but
he felt he had earned it, and, as his horse
the watersof the rivers, ilaxwell'simagitia
tion was picturing a glorious future of
which that day should be the begiuning.
There wastcope.iudeed, for ill earns, gazing
ou that rich and measureless veldt, which
could fatten countless herds, which could
yield incalculable stores of grain, whose
river beds were sanded with gold. An
other Iudia? Another CIIe? "Who shall
read the dreams of youth?
So fleetly sped his horse that the mes
senger had crossed the first river and
was in sight of the second, beyond which
be could alicady see the "kopje' or hill,
which was his destination, before the Mm
quite disappeared on the western rim or
the eldt. It was, however, darkening,
and the kopje was merging swiftly into
the gray shadowsof evening, whcnsuddenly
from the tall grass to his right, came a loud
call. It was not the nearness of the voice,
though, that was startHngly close, that
brought Maxwell to a sharp halt. It was
the fact that It was a civilized voice as
distinctly discernible from a Kaffir cry
as could be, and a voice, also, that seemed
"Wacht een beetje!'' (wait a little).
It was the cry of a Dutchman, a Boer,
und it amazed the courier so that he
reined in his horse. What, he thought,
could a Boer be doing alone in that wild
land, hundreds of miles from his Trans
vaal settlements? At any rate, if he
"Wacht een beetjcl' came the call
igain, but sharply, coniinandingly. From
the grass, high as a man's head, came a
denser shadow than of any fleeting
cloud, and the beat of a horse's hoofs.
Maxwell in the dusk saw only the
rague outlines of a rider swiftly ap
proaching. Suddenly something gleamed
!n a parting raj of the sun, and the pio
aeer realized that a long rifle was point
ing at him. With a cry, not of fear, but
of anger at having been deceived by that
first call for help, the jouth whipped his
revolver from its holster and fired at the
tstlll shadowy horseman. At the same
Instant he pressed his knees to his borsc'b
Hanks and the biute plunged forward
too lute! The courier's attention had
been o concentrated on Ids right, that he
not noticed another apparition stealing
upon him from the left. As the horse
started forward a strong arm clutched the
reins and forced it back, while another,
wielding a knob-kerne, struck Maxwell
senseless from his horse.
Without a word, thetwo strangeisleaped
from their horses, and, bending over the
body, rifled it of its money belt, contain
ing the golden burden. Not until that was
done did they peak, and, although the
first man had called to the messenger in
Hutch and with a Boer's accent, now they
epoke in English.
"I hit too hard, I'm afraid," said one.
"He's not gone, lb he?"
"Not he,'' said the other, "the night air
-will bring him lound soon enough. Have
we got all?''
"It's flowed suuglj in the belt which 1
hme Safer there There is no time to
dhldi up now. Picket the joung'un'shoroO
beside him. We can't leave that running
They did so, and soon the sound of their
gr Hoping hoi -en was again smothered in
the thick rank grass, as they rode off, as
swiftly and mysteriously as they had
The moan was up when the heavy dews
rom the cloudless skj aud the night wind
of the veldt brought back to Maxwell his
lost senses, lie ttagjiered to his feet, and
for a long time he stood looking at his im
patient horse, and pressing his throbbing
head in a vain effort to lcmernber what
had happened. Itwasnotuatilhehadclam
bcred into the saddle and his fraud had wan
dered to Ins waist, around which his money
belt hnd been, and found that gone, that
the full strength of his misfoitune was un
derstoid. The mission confided to him
had failed, and lie was disgiacod robbed
like any greenhorn Robbed? A sudden hor
rible thought paled his check. Would the
comaiander of the expedition believe his
etorj? The officer had himseir hinted that
the trust would have beea a temptation to
eoi.h., and lie had no wound to show, sa've
a p.iPry lump oa his hand: no proof, no wit
ness -i 1 hat he had been attacked ut all. In
doub and misery, he rode back to camp,
with a see heait aud hanging head
Next day he fared a gathering of the
officers In the headquarters teat. He
had told his story, and it was received
with greatei Incredulity ecu than he
had feaied. One stout, loud-voiced man
laughed at it in scorn.
"Don't tell me," he cried, "You're lit
tle more than a boy, yourself, Maxwell,
but a child could invent a better tale
than that Look here! "You say they
were Bocis. Xou ought to know that i.o
Boer or any other white man would
venture luto Mashonaland unless he was
protected by being one of us. Lobcn
gula'b scouts would snap him up, eat
him up. If there were any such Tool
we'd know of it. Aud, again, do you
moan to tell us that the thief, if he was
a Boer, would not fc.iic jicked. jou off
without anv palaver at all? And, hav
ing doue so, would he have left youi horse
a Bocm' Why any Boer would do a pood
fleal or shooting to get such a hoise as j
yours, is'o, no! Own up, MaxweU. In I
n moment of temptation you've hid this
money and had not the experience to in eat
a plausible jam.''
The trooper turned white to his lips,
but answeied never a word. The com
manding officer looked at him sadly. He
had placed the greatest trust in the young
ster. "Say no more, major," lie said abruptly.
"Maxwell, 1 regret this occunence very
much. Much as 1 Kite to say it, the major
argues correctly. It Is impossible to credit
this wild tale of Uucis being round here.
The matter mustf however, pass out of
oui hands. Tomorrow Sergt. Whalcn goes
to Kimberley on company's business, and
Private Roberts accompanies him. They
will take you as far us Tort Tuli, on the
frontier, under arrest, awaiting trial."
It was with a ery different sensations
to those with which he had ridden off on
his missiou that Maxwell commenced his
Journey to Tuli. Yet, though a prisoner.
"The youth whipped his revolver
from tin holster ami fired."
and his heart filled with a dumb despair
he held his head proudly as he shook hands
with a few comrades who bade him cheer
up. But the efforts of his friends to give
him hope were, for the greater part, forced,
for Maxwell could not but see, with bitter
ness, that even they found it hard to
credit his story It was prejwsterous to
believe that any other white men were
in that hostile country save the pioneers
themselves Bis checks flushed as he
overheard the remark of one
"I'm sorry for him, for he was a first
rate sort, but he ought to hae done it
neater than that. Anyhow, they can't do
anything to him They can't prove he
took the money: but they can't proe he
did not, don't you know."
"So," thought Maxwell, with anguish,
"I shall be a suspected man all my life!"
The prisoner and his two gunrds rode
on almost in silence. The journej to Tuli,
on tho frontier, would take them at the
least, three days, and it was not one
without danger They did not fear any
mterruption from the Matabele warriors,
for these were massed to the north with
their king; but lions and large game
abounded, and the broad rhers oer which
they had to swim their 'jorses abounded
in crocodiles. To defend himself, there
fore, Maxwell's rifle and cartudges, al
though he was under arrest, weic not
taken from him. He knew his guards but
slightly; they were not men of the kind
ho had chosen to be intimate with, of the
ruder, least educated class in that mixed
company of adventurous young fellows
Sergt. Wayne first broke the drearj si
lence. "We're as gloomy and 6ilent as i f we wei e
all going to be hung,'' hecried, with a loud
laugh. "Cheer up, Max, cheer up! There's
nothing in Hie way of evidence against you
Is there, Robeits?''
"What do I know about it?'' growled the
"Pshaw, you're as morose as Maxwell
here! And you ought to be happy enough,
too! Got your discharge; going back to
your friends; money In pocket
"Is it?'' growled the private. "I wish
you'd bold your row."
"Nasty, ain't he, Maxwell? He'll be bot-
'H dropiied hi rifle und
ter after supper, and he's got some-of that
springbok meat down his throat. Finest
buck I ever shot, Max.'
"1 thought hunting passes had been
stopped since Jones gotassegaled when out
shooting?' said Maxwell, indifferently.
"Ma be they are, old man," said
Wayne with a laugh, "but the seigeant
of the guard can sometimes get a chance
to get some fresh meat for supper. So
Roberts and I managed to skip the
He suddenlj stopped and looked quickly
at the prisoner, but Maxwell's thoughts
were already wandering back to his own
"Well, well," said the sergeant, "as I
was saying, Maxwell, you needn't be
afraid. They can't prove anything against,
jou, so no harm's done, and some day
soon you can drop back and dig up
Maxwell cried out in a passion of in
dignation: "Do you leally think 1 hid that money?"
The serneant looked at him with an
eje hair-hatnea, half-amused.
"Well, Maxwell," he Eaid, "the Boers
-- L.T 7. .wjuji. i i ii- -i - -w"m t r
and the knobkciric and the call for hslp
made a pi etty story, especially that cry
fiom the night, 'Wacht een beetje!' but
we all know theie were no Boers within a
hundi ed "
He flopped, for Maxwell was looking
at him, startled, curiously.
"Well, well," the sergeant said,
"there's no harm done they can't prove
Silence fell on the three again, but
Maxwell was full of strange thoughts.
They camped by the side of a river which
the sergeant would not swim befoie day
light, having a discreet regard for croco
diles, busiest always and hungriest at bim
down. Roberts prepared the deer meat Tor
broiling. Wajne gathered material for the
fire and Maxwell took the billies and went
down to the river, fifty yards away, to fill
them with water. The wet season was
nearly over and the river was runniuglow.
Already rocks and banks of shingly sand
showed above the stream dimly in the even
ing light. Mavwcll cautiously scrutinized
each muddy log aud suspicious projection,
aware by experience how easily the long,
still amphibians might be mistaken for a
mud-imbedded tree tiunk, but he saw no
signs and returned to camp with his water
As he approached, the other two were
busy and did not hear him The sergeant
was stooping over the fire, now lighted,
nis back turned to the young tiooper. Uis
coat was lliiown aside aud his shirt had
been disarranged by the aimfuls of wood
lie had beeacariyingto thefiic. A portion
of his waist was plainly seen In the light
of the flames. Maxwell looked and gasped
and dropped a billyful of water. The
seigcant turned at the clatter and faced
"What's the matter, joung un? By
George, you look white! Is it a crocodile?"
He ran for his gun in almost a panic, for
the pioneers held the loathsome reptiles
in greater horror even than lions. Max
well had time to recover himself, and forced
"I stumbled," he said. "You're aw
fully scared of the brutes, Wayne."
"I am," said the sergeant, with a shud
der. "I was swimming to the Uinbet1
alongside MticMnhou that time when he
and his horse were both pulled down. I
dream of it still."
Maxwell rose up after supper, when
the other two lit their pipes. If he had
been pale when he diopped the billy, he
was flushed now.
"Sergeant," he said, "If it's not against
orders, I'd like lo try a shot at those
brutes before dark, if there are nny ly
ing about on the banks.
"Of course, of course, old man,'' said
the sergeant easily. "There's no com
manding officei about with lathering
regulations, ami, to tell the truth, I'm
going to leave the pioneeis anyway, and
ain't worrying about any prisoners. I'm
sony for you. Maxwell, 'pon my soul, 1
am, and if you want to escape, why,
man, I'll look the other way, and Rob
erts, too' I'll help you, too; by Jove, I
He spoke with almost anxious enthusi
asm, as if he really would like to see
Maxwell take ins rifle and horse aud ride
off, but the j onager only smiled and walk
ed off to the rncr. It was getting dark
rapidly. Crocodiles there were about, in
all probability, but the pioneer did not
look to see. He waited a minute, and
then, controlling his voice with an effort,
he sang out as carelessly as he could:
"I say, you fellows, look here! I be
lieve this is a diamond!"
The ruse succeeded The two troopers
came leisurely down from the camp.
Maxwell glanced anxiously at them and
his eyes lit up triumphantly, for they were
unanimd They had left their guns and
pistols and belts lij the fire.
"Diamond!" cried Wayne, his pipe be
tween his lips "Let's see, Mnxl Every
thing's possible in Africa! Why not dia
monds here as well as at Kimbeily?
Where is it?"
Mux well was standing on the very brink
of the ilver, where the bank was two or
three feet high above the swift water.
Leisurelj they approached him, coming to
"Let's see," said Wayne again.
Suddenlj Maxwell dashed between them,
runn'ng some twenty yards away froiq the
river His rifle sprang to his shoulder.
his eye glanced keenly tluough the sights
"Wacht een beetje, you scoundrels!''
he shouted in triumph. "Move a foot and
I'll drop jou to the crocodilesl Wacht
een beetje! It's my turn now!"
lenped into tin streuin.
He stood betwccnthcm and their arms,
and with his rifle, a repeater, they knew
he was a sure shot. They both turned
white and neither spoke. At last, with an
oath, Wayne found utterance.
"Is this a joke?" he ciied angrily.
"About as much as when you hit me
over the head with a knobkerric," said
Maxwell calililj". "1 know now who the
Boers -were. You and your hunting pass!
You talk too much, Seigt. Wayne. When
you repeated that call for help 'Wacht
een beetje' on the maich today, 1 rec
ognized your voice. When you told me
how you and Roberts had been out hunting
without leave you made me think, and
now 1 know! Give me that belt next your
skin my belt!"
"0 you'io crazy!" cried Hip sergeant,
with a foiced laugh. "What belt are
you dreaming of?"
"The one 1 saw about you when j-our
shirt was drawn aside by the firewood
j-ou carriedl Unbuckle it and throw it
here before 1 count three! Quick!"
The sergeant glared furiously, butmade
The sergeant sulkily moved his land.
The burly trooper, Roberts, who had
hitherto remained still, suddenly broke the
silence by a torrent of oaths.
"You ussf' he criedturning on Wayne.
"Didn't I tell you to give me my share and
throw away thebelt? But you wouldn't; you
waited a chance to bolt with It all! And
now you've queered us both!''
In a paroxysm ofrage heswunghis heavy
fist backward in the face, of his accomplice.
Wayne, taken by surprise, retreated, and
his second step carried him over the bank
into the stream. He went down with an
appalling cry, drawn from him not somuch
by dread of the current as by the swift
and hoi rid recollection of what fearful
beasts had there their home. In .such an
instant thu minds of men betray each its
normal tiend of thought, and the two men
left on the bank now pro-ed whatlii-srluctH
bwayed their actions, i
"The belt! The belt!" yelled Roberts,
"lie's got the belt," and he leaped rrom
the bank to save the god.s Maxwell uttered
no word. He had heard that despairing
ery, and had seen the agonized face as the
man fell, and he droppil hl rifle and leap
ed into the stream to havt-i a fellow-creature,
although a moment, before he was
sternly determined to sliooti him where he
stood. The two leaped so nearly together
aud so closely after the railing body chat
all three were struggling in the water o
gother. They weie aU good swimmers
pioneers had need to bd-andin another in
stantthcy would have scrambled out, when
Horn the mud bauk near fhe shore there
slid a dusky form that 'plunged heavily into
the water. All three troopers heard that
ominous plunge close to them, and all three
knew what caused It. Witti a piteous -veil,
Wayne, suddenly paralyzed with fear,
"Save me! Maxwell; Maxwell, save me!"
Maxwell was already clinging to the bank,
but he turned to the river again, and saw
the seigeant so stricken with horror that
he-was utterly unable to reach the shore.
Two strokes bore thu youngster to the
sinking man's side Maxwell caught him
with his Iert hand and grasped the belt
ubout his waist. With all his strength
asnore, literally out of the Jaws of a huge
Then another yell of agony arose from
the rlvei. The great reptile, disappoint
ed at itb first attempt, had darted about.
Its jaws opened once more, and closed
The next moment, save for a i eddish
tinge on the water, the river flowed on
as befoie, and Robeits had disappear.nl
Wajne was weak as a child rrom shock,
and sobbed hysterically, imploring young
Maxwell not to leave him. In the col
lapse Of his nerves, he himself unloosed
the belt of gold and gave it to the other,
and poured out, with n Hood of tears, his
confession, telling how the dead man and
he had, indeed, knowing somehow of M.tx
weirsmlssion.Ieftthecamp audlald In wait
Maxwell silil little, but, as soon as the
sergeant had recovered sufficiently he
ordered hint to saddle up, uIthoiii it
was now dark. and through all that night
they rode their weary hoi ses back to
camp, but with positions reversed, for
he who came out as a TTiTtoner returned
as the guard.
At eariv moraine the young pioneer told
his storj In the commanding officer's
tent, giving him the lelt with the mone
intact, and, a-- the officer shook hands and
congratulated him. Maxwell saluted and
said wit.li a triumphant smile-
"If you can trust me again, sir, I shall
be glad to complete my mission."'
WOMEN AND HIG STOHKS.
Sytejr) of Female Employment Humeri
on Disruption of Homes.
The department store question contains
about as many important eciuiooirc ques
tions asan v one matter thaj has been dis
cu'sed Por a long time IfefnrC we get
tluough with it we sh.'til.ajwulsen to the fact
that political econcaaj', instead of being an
ornamental and visloparyiscience to be
studied,, by malcontents aud dreameis.
"conies home to men s bu-iness and ix;s
oms" hinst practically ""
In the interest or clear thought we
ought always to distinguish ,bctwuen the
main Iesjc and thej side Issues in this
matter. The main isue is the consolida
tion or business, cxeiupljfied not only la
these stores but in jtruti, railway sys
tems and pools und the like. It is too
plain for proof that the great lesson
learned bj the busme$& .wprfd during the
nineteenth century is,'thatcoilfpetlng firms
by combining their interests and working
with each other can make more profit
and have lets expense Tho irresistible
tendency of tiiis day is co-operation. All
the laws of the business world, as at
present cons'ituted, point that waj-. The
trust, the pool, the big store are as in
citable as tomorrow. Legislate against
them, and you onlj- force them from one
bhupc to another, without altering their
substance This is the age or capital,
and in such an age the largest units 01
cupital will always succeed.
Now, if ou think this to be unbearable
and fear the wealth units will crush the
people there are two ways out of the
difficulty Tirst, by striking at capital
taking away the power of mere capital to
earn that is abolishing interest and rent
Many enthusiastic apostles declare that
this would hring the golden age where
all men could find work, and the Idle who
live one mere possessions, would be forced
to activity; while others fear the plan is,
revolutionary and would cut the nerve of
aspiration. This Is an Interesting problem
that only the future can solve, because,
while you can work a theory out with
precision, in this case you have to do with
human nature, and you never know which
way that Is going to Jump.
Second, by some form of socialism ot
nationalism. This would seem the most
natural process, for it would consist of
the state's assuming, In the interest of
the whole people, any business that had
IT CAN'T BE DONE.
XoOne Can Homain AVell, No Chronic
Disease Can lie Cured L'nless the
Stomach Is Firs,t lade
Strong and Vigorous.
This is plain because every organ m the
body depends on the stomach for Its nour
ishment. Nerve, bone, smew, blood, are
made from the food which the stomach
converts to our use.
IIow useless to treat disease with this,
that and the other lcmedy, and neglect
the most important of all, the stomach.
The earliest symptoms of indigestion
are sour risings, bad taste in the mouth,
gas in stomach and bowels, palpitation, all
gone feeling, faiutness , headaches, consti
pation; later comes loss of flesh, consump
tion, liver and heart troubles, kidney dis
eases, nervous prostrntlon, all of which
are the indiiect result of poor nutrition.
Any person suffering from indigestion
should make it a practice to take after
each meal cu of Stuart's Dj-spepsia Tab
lets, allowing it to dissolve jn the mouth
and thus mingle witli the saliva and enter
the stomach in the most natural way.
These Tablets aie highly recommended by
Dr. Jennlsou because they aie composed of
the natural digestive acids and fiult es
sences which assist tho stomach in digest
ing all wholesome food before It has time to
ferment and sour.
Stuart's Dj'spepsia Tablets arc eold by
druggists, full sized packages at CO cents.
They are also excellent for invalids and
children. A book on stomach diseases and
thousands of testimonials of, genuine cures
sent free by uddiessing Stuart Company,
become so large as to control the sale
of any necessity or life. Movements al
ready in this direction are the postal serv
ice (ulrcady nationalized), and the fre
quent proposals from respectable sources
for government to assume contiol of the
telegraph and the rullwayn. So, also,
when nil sugar or rubber goods, or dressed
beef or kerosene, or any other cominodity
has come, by ordinary business methods,
under the management of one business
concern, then it is sugge'sted that the
stato appropriate it. The chief objection
to this Is the corrupt condition of politics;
it would enormously increaio the J noils
of office. Every step in civil service
reform tends to lemove the objection, and
It is probable that thus widening the
bphcre of politics to take in many reforms
of business would tend to uttract superior
men to become .professional politicians;
indeed, the socialistic piogram looks for
ward to all men being politicians serving
the State in honor.
Third, revolution. And instead of -Icing
any good the effect of a revolution would
be reactionary, and we should flj to the
aims of any government, no matter how
autociatic, that promised order aud peace.
Violence is always a btep backwaul.
However, I have no fear of iolence, for
I heartily agiee with these words or our
Inspiring, tto, to remember that no gjeat
emergency in the 108 iears of our evcntrul
national life has ever arisen that lia.s not
been met with wisdom and courage by the
Theie is a j.reat deal of thinking going
on over these matters. Piobably a vast
majoritv of the people of America are
In favor of rcpublicanizlng wealth and
lemoving all special privileges, but they
are split into innumerable factions, and
no genltib -has yet arisen to harmonize
them. The lecvnt campaign profoundly
agitated these themes. Thousands voted
for McKialey, not because thej belived
In the laisstv falre stand taken by the
Republicans, not because they would not
hae voted for a just, clear and practical
platfoim proposing to limit the power of
wealth, but because the American people
will never uphold any party in a reckless
appeal to discontent.
As the proposition to tax the-big stores
by a license, by the way, it seems to me
to be a very unsatisfactory way of deal
ing with the subject. 1 have no use for
licensing an j thing. If a thing is wrong,
prohibit and punish it-if right, let it
alone License is a makeshift, the most
disgraceful means of getting money, for
It gets its force from the public conscience
and would appease a moral conviction by
revenue. The cigarette license law I
do not be!iee will lessen the sale or the
offensive article, and it till increase the
business of the few large stores at the
expense of the many small ones. It any
body is to make money out of ruining the
health of our boys, why not let the small
grocer have a share in the precious bus!
ncs-s' The whole license Idea Is thor
oughly rotten ethically, absurd politically
and impotent practically.
It's an idua peculiarly fitted to match th
convolutions of the average lawmaker's
bram Now, we hae no right wlatever
to impoe a fine on the department store,
neithei legally nor morally. Legally, it
Is class legislation Morally, It is simply
a tax on success The department store
has only done what every small merchant
'would do ir he could While tl ere may
be abuses and incidentals in the big
tore that are wrong. Just as abue- aie
liable to giow up in any business, yet
m it-, main idea the big stoic is nothing
but the application of capitalization and
combination to business metheds If they
freeze out smaller stores, so, tco, doe-s
every successful man in any business on
earth freeze out the unsuccessful Is it
not a fair light? Have they any tpecial
privilege, and are they enriching them
selves on the gift- of the people, like
street car and railway companies? Aie
they exploiting "unsouncr bonds on the
.market?,. Are theynot simply applying
OfaufS arift "hioiiey to the letail business,
asking no favors of anybedy? If their
method of business js. injiuiou, then it is
your whole business system that i wiong,
and not those few conspicuous examples of
It, for they are the normal flower of modern
industrialism Instead of enviously turn
ing to cripple these men tliatl a-ve won In
tho scramble for success, better ask -our-selves
whether tl e scamble Is rij-'lit in the
first place It isnotthe victorsin the game,
It is the rules of the game tl at are wronK
One thing that applies not only to de
partment stores, but to offices and stores
generally seems to me to be really worth
fighting about, aud that is the employ
ment of children and women. A child es
pecially has no business earning a living
If theie are no parents to support it the
State should do eo. The only place lor
the child is the school and the home.
Considerable legislation has already been
succcssfullv applied to prohibiting child
labor, and it ought to be extended. We
have no right to thrust the child among
the chariot wheels of thu 'great battle
All this is largely true of women. Why
are big stoics and little ones, too-and
offices filled with women who do the
clerking aud typewriting and so on?
There Is only one reason because they
arc cheaper As a rule, they are partialis-
supported by their family and work
out at a cut rate to assist the home
exchequer In other words, the whole
system of women clerks is based upon
the disruption of home. Some work thus
because thay must, many because they
love the rattle and glare of "business"
better than the humdium of housewifely
Here is what we are coming to The
home of the next generation will com
prise, first, the mother whose health has
been ruined by close air and long hours
of standing during the formative period
of girlhood, whose mind has run to weeds
from lack of schooling, whose soul has
been developed in the mire of "business"
when it should have been basking in the
quiet beams of a gentle mother and
washed in the May dews of maiden piety
and purity. The father, second, is forced
to pit his labor against women and chil
dren and cannot make enough to support
Ms household. So the children are cash
girls and typewriters and messenger boys
God pity us. The social system that will
sell the soul of women for a few cents'
difference of wages Is no better than the
man that sold his Master for a handful of
There is only one remedy for this. It is
a man's wage for human work. Of course,
there are some businesses where women
are pieferied, and there are isolated fe
males who enjoy man's work, but as a rule
It is the cut wage alone that empties the
homes of these dear glris and drives
them to sen-ice. Let theie be a fair com
petition between men and women for an
honest wage and you wrll find the women
w-IU stay at home, for the men can support
Mr. He-sirig'ri New Heporter.
Washington Ilesing's candidature for
mayor of Chicago recalls a variety of
interesting stories concerning him. When
he was devoting all his energies to the
editorial conduct of his paper, the
Staats-Zeitung, there was a big fire In
Chicago which his paper failed to men
tion. "Why didn't we have a report of that
fire last night?" he asked next morning
of a fresh reporter, who had been as
signed to ifc.
"My dear, Mr. Heslng," replied the
young journnlifct, in surprise, "there wai
nothiug new to print about it. Every
one in Chicago was there and saw it."
" young iimn," said Mr. IIcMng, "if
any one asks you if you work for the
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Popular Price Matinee Wednesday and
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Subject March :):
"A Glimpse "1 " Uh-,,h World Human
)ni" tui'l " lnnlt Korin"
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FARRELLS" vs. "ilcGUIRES."
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