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jg|p| hapi^r 11—Coi'VCi «d. *i,
He-told Louise at bis Invitation to
|peak to the men at the park and went
-out after a little while. Intending to go
pp on one of the hills awl think for
himself. But as be drove out into the
load he changed bis mind and went
down into the urtvtl And ap into ir.
Saxon's office. He thbught be wopld
Mk bis advie* In the til&ttel*.
The doctor was alone, which was a
hu-e Circumstance with blm. He greet
with the familiarity which
Strom a lifelong acquaintance.
"Well, you aristocrat, ttrfe ybu going
6 trample on the feelings of the poor
downtrodden masses inucb longer?
Are you goiug to withhold from them
their-rightful dues?"
.rT~. "Doctor. 1 am goiijg to speak to the
"ft at.tlie pai this nodn."
"AiS? you? Well,
(barn put 'em
*1 -Jm rcndy to pay tht$difference in the
•M-mew* wayes," mid atuart.
made up my mind. Stuart not to do
& iother thing for 'em.
Of, Christian stewardship.,
Author o£ "In.His Steps," "The Gracifizion of Philip Strang," "Robert Haxdy's
Seven Days," "Mafcom Kirk," Etc.
18D8, it coHonwurtoirji akd sosdat •chool
this Uttle mtftter?"
jOrlc* spoke almost bitterly. And then
|M» r.dded bluntly,
few cents a day
toay be a little to a man who has pltfn
of money. but it Jnay mean the dif
ference between comfort and suffering
to the man who has almost nothing."
j^i'Jtuart colored, but answered quietly:
"I To, Eric, you do not just understand
toe. I am ready to pay t|is difference
lu the men's wages. I think their de
mand Is just"
"Come to the park this noon and tell
ttiem so."
"Well, I will. I am going to Cleve
land tomorrow, Eric."
"If ail the owners'Were like you, the
itrlke would not hold out long," said
Jtelc as he rose to go. He had a great
fleal to do to prepare for the noon meet*
{•V anil In spite of Stuart's urging blm
,to remain longer be went away. There
Was still a gap between the two. They
Ud not feel easy in each other's pres
ence. Erie bad not spoken of the first
(neeting they bad,, and Stuart, while
feeling differently about It, bad not ap
proached the subject.
give 'cm a 4ose
on the sick list for a
TChey're the most ungrateful,
obstinate, pigheaded, seuselcss crowd
of bumnn animals 1 ever saw. I've
not In the
fly of the companies any more, am I,
l--oee this strike set in7"
"No, I suppose not—that is, the con*
8®\ractthe mines made witti you is good
ouiy wbile the mines are in operation."
"Jast so Well, here these wild Cor*
fllshmen expect me to doctor 'em jnst
tk« same whetbfer I am getting any*
thing for it or not 1 have made np
«by mind jthat 1 won't do it any lon-
Just then there were a sound of Btepa
outside and ashuffled noise, followed
tqr a thump on the door that might
Jwve been Mde bjr tfcef thick end of a
^v .'
t* "Gome Ini" shouted the doctor.
'"Here's one of 'em now," be said'to
Stuart lb a low ton*. "Watcbme deal
srlthtyw." ,/
Tfce'door opened, audht shambled a
:«mp of eno^moup build. He bad a gnat:
mass of wngled yellow b«ir on bit
iKad, and his beard was of tbe aame
'j color. Ho was fully 6 feet 4 Inches in
$ keitbt and had astonishingly long arms
J7 f|Ql large feet. Stuart sat back in the
Window seat looking ob, and, although
he i£as ijibning over In bis mind what
•]Rk would'WyttO tbe men, be could not
Kelp^mHtiigat tbescenetbatfollowed.
J^ftome to fill tbe bottle, doctor,"
4ulet r^mfirk of tho bigg miner,
it doctor niadc no motion to take
'jfc bottle wblcb the man pulled oat of
hl^ vest^pocket aud stood holding awk
1 j- *ipardi)y between bis two bands.
}l "/*iroa can move out of hero with your
Sanders. I'm not filling any
when?' aaked Sanders slowly,
j'^lnce thls' strilte, this nonsensical,
illsb business Qf yours and the1 rest
yAi IDo yoa think I'm goli^ to go
to all t^e expense of koeping ap my
idrags and medicines and sew yon fel
lo^rs np and fill you up with costly
'preparatSonBwblle I'mnot gettiogany
^tiling froin' the
-withoutiA word mcked to
'began to
Jinst as the miner laid
ffljp iiiliii niff iHw1 w.liftr
^v:|Mid:: ,tp||i^a, "WhAt'
iv re a if
ihlnmUi he»4 and slowly tSRUny'
muraim aoem.
the doorknob.
"When did you get it filled?"
"Last week, sir."
"Ln.' wock! It w«s thgee days ago.
or 1'iu a'striker! What ou eartli
you do with half a pint of cod liver oi'
in that tiine'r"
Sanders «hook bis head and smilo'c!
faintly, but did not venture to say any
"Have yon been greasing your boots
with It? I'd be willing to swear that
yon fo'av'e, 'only half a pint wouldn't oil
more tbiju one of 'em. Well, bring it
here, I'll jpll it this once and that's all
What tiki ^rve it to you for? Do you
Sanders kept discreet silence, and the
doctor said td-Stnart: "It isn't cod liv
er oil exactly- it's a new preparation
that hayo jtist bad sent up from Chi
cagd, and ft has been of some use in
luug troubles. I think perhaps I'll let
him have another bottle. He has a bad
cougn." As if to second the doctor's
statement Sanders gave utterance to a
boartfe -rumble that was on the same
large scale as himself apd shook the
bottles ou th^ doctor's dispensary
shelves. The doctor measured out a
ciuiintitir of the medicine, picked out a
netf' cork nnd as he handed the bottle
over said cheerfully: "Now, Sanders,
of course you will forget everything I
tell yth). bVU 1 want you to remember
that if you dou't follow the directions
on tlit' bdttie you are liable to fall down
dead any minute.- Well, is there any
thing mbreV"
The iriihpr was shuffling his hand
down In his pouket among a lot of loose
"How much is it?" be finally asked.
"Oht well, that's all right." said the
doctoiv turning red. "Keep it to re
member me by. Til make you a birth
day present n-f it. But, mind ypu, no
mbre n^dicine from this office till the
strike is over. I can't afford to doctor
a thousand men for nothing."
Sanders went out, and the doctor
turned to Stuart and said: "I thought
1 might as well let him have it. Pshaw!
I'm too easy. But Sanders has got
'consumption., Awful queer how these
big fellows csteli it,"
Just then there was a tap on the
door, and before the doctor could call
out- the door opened, and a little old
woman came' In. She had very sad
face and looked like one of those per
sons who know life mainly through its
"Doctor/' she said after bowing to
Stuart, "me old man is sulTerin terrible
this tnoruin. I want ye to send him
spmetiiiii to ease the pain a bit"
"Sphere is his pain?"
"i say where is his pain—in his head
or feei'V"
"In his back, doctor, an he is howlin
like murder for somethin to ease him.
1 come right down here. The doctor,
lie said, would glve^me auytliing I
"Ves, that's it." The beggars don't
care if 1 go into bankruptcy and ruia
tbrougli giving tbem anything they
The doctor rose and went over to his
dispensary shelves. After a very care
ful search he selected a bottle and
poured from it into a small one, wrote
directions, pasted them on and gave
tbe medicine to the woman.
"Here, now, Mrs. Binn'ey, I know
just what your husband's trouble is.
Hd strained tlie muscles of his back
that time- be got, caugbt between the
timbers in the
Mott mine."
"YoS"—tbe' womatt's face lighted up
wljih /some pride—l'Jim held up the tim
Until the other men crawled out"
"That's so. Well, I don't mind help
ing him. Use this as I bave directed,
and It will give hinrsome relief."
The woman thanked tbe doctor, and
ns she turned to go she wiped ber eyes
wftb her sleevd Tbe doctor followed
ber out Into the ball, and Stuart could
not help bearing him say to ber. "I'll
be out to see Jim tbls afternoon, tell
him, Mrs. Blnfirey."
He came back and sitting down at
h^is desk thumped It bard with bis list
"That's the last case Til take till the
strike ends. The only way to bring
these people to terms, is to treat then*
sternly. I tell you, 6tuart, 1 can't af
ford to *jo on giving medicine and serv
ice tlila .way. It will ruin ine, and. be
sides, it isn't professional"—
There was a timid knock at tbe door,
and tbe doctor caught up a medical
magazine, opened it bottom side ap
and turned his back to tbe door. There
was another rap, and then, as the doc
tor mntle no souud, the door opened,
and a bey about 12 years qlt) came in
timidly and stood wltb bis eftp in hla
hani), looking first at Stuart and then
at tbe doctor's b£ck.
"Father's been hart. He is pump man
at DfXfc' mine. He wants you to
eom^-ngbt up."
"Bp where?" asked the doctor with
out turning around.
njp where wg,«Jive."
^Where's thai'?'
"The same place."
Wr "Whafs bis name?"
'•Why, you kyow. bis nad^e,
Xoa bflljro seen fitaKltefore."
doctor wierJ^d aroand dnd rot^*
S: ^'^b1I, do khj&w the damea of la
different men likethat? Who
"Pwbp ttitan fti the rtiVls
"Well, there are six different pump
men up there. Which on'e is he?"
The boy began to get scared and
backed toward the door.
"What's the matter with your fa
ther?" asked the doctor more gently,
rising and reaching out for bis black
case and putting on his bat
The boy began .to sob.
"1 don't know.
He's hurt."
"Well, you run down and get Into my
buggy and sit there till I come, Hur-
"Father's been hurt," said the boy.
ry, now." The boy backed out of the
door and tumbled down the stairs. The
doctor gathered up his things and,
shouting to Stuart, "This case seems
to call for my help," he dashed out of
There was a drug store directly un
d?r the doctor's office, where a case
of candy was kept. Stuart, leaning
out Of the window, saw the doctor
come out bt the store wltb a bag of
something which he gave to the boy.
Then getting into the buggy he started
off at his usual express rate and dis
appeared in a great whirlwind of red
Iron'(6re dust.
Sttiart smiled and said to himself:
"Deaf old Doc! I was going to say
that his bark was worse thab his bite,
only It's all bark." His face grew
stern again as lie saw from the window
a Sight that was growing familiar ^to
tbe people of Champion.
It was now about 11 o'clock, and Into
the open space around the band stand
In the center of the town square the
miners were beginning to come In
groups of twos and fours and by little
companies. They came in from their
homes out on the bills, each miner car
rying a stick, the uses of whlcti* be
came more apparent as the men formed,
afterward in marching order.
The different miners' bands had al
ready gathered near the stand. They
united in the playing of several stir
ring pieces while the crowd was gath
ering. Very fast the square filled up.
At last as the clock on tbe tower point
edits hands at a quarter after 11, 4,000
men were packed into the open space
surrounded by the town buildings.
Stuart remained looking out from the
doctor's office window. The wbole
scone, was before him. He could hear
as well. Since that first day when he
had Come home from his European trip
he had seen the miners together in this
way several times, but today he was
Impressed more than ever With the ap
pearance of the men, with their rude,
misspelled banners, with their music
made entirely by men
than all. he
of the mines
who had trained themselves with great
play irarch tunes. More
struck with the faces
of the men—the stolid, duil. but deter
look that
of them
He wfis Impressed with .their general
appearance as human beings making a
fig&t for a few more cents a day. And
with all the rest he could not help feel
regarded him as an
aristocrat removed from them by his
whole life, so different from theirs.
Wid unable from their point of view to
Sympathize with or understand them.
"And yet," Stuart said to himself,
wltb a sigh, "I would almost exchange
places with nearly any one of them. 1
mean that 1 am not where I can use
what 1 wis oorn Into as I would like to
use it"
The bands stopped playing, and a
miner wont up into the stand. This
time It was not Eric. The men all un
covered their heads. It was very quiet,
Tbe people of Champion stcfod looking
on from the sidewalks, the church
steps, the railroad depot platform and
the store niid office windows. The man
in tbe stand lifted up his face and of
fered a short prayer.
"O God, grant us a blessing today as
we go ^to our place of meeting, Be
with us there In our council together.
GMqg/that we umy be led to do the
rf£ht. i\op,p us all from trespass or sin
or drunkenness. And when we have
ended our strife here below, may we
all, master and men, meet in heaven.
We ask it for Jesus' sake. Amen."
Stuart beard every word of tbe pray
er from where be sat There was
something indescribably sad to him
in the whole scene. The miners put on
tbeir hats, and tbe bands at once
struck up a lively tune. The men be-:
£an to move out into the main street,
forming a double line or column four
abreast. The bands marched each one
in front of a section or division of the
Jibe of march. The men at a signal
shouldered their sticks, and, accustom
ed' by tliis time to the marching, tl^fy
presented a military appearance as
they swtfng past the church and into
the road leading over to the park,
when they now. held a dally meeting
a a
Stuart' tf&tcbed for Eric and as he
"came by called to him from ,f?ie win
dow:' "'M
"I'll drive over. My horse and buggy
a re
1 1
Eric his hakd and tfwt by
!wiU»utfv&ptying. S^sart caxfie'r down,
and atikt th» colucbns of men had
passed he!drove afong at a Uttle dls
-tanc* b^ktd.flkeiti.'
Ail tho #a*r Mv'.WtS deMt^nf
with liiih'sWf what he would say. It
was the first tame he had really met
the men. A great many of tbem did
not know whfit the feeling of the new
mine owner was. They supposed that
Ross Duncan's son was like the fa
ther. Other's among them had known
him as a child and boy and liked him.
He was a favorite in the town. Many
a rough, reckless, stolid Dane and
Cornishman had admired the lad who
had been so fearless In going up and
down the shafts. There was a good
deal of favorable comment among the
bien In line over bis coming out today.
So when he Anally came into tbe park
and was met by a committee there and
escorted up into the pavilion where the
speakers went he faced a great crowd
that was in the humor to give blm fair
play at leaBt A thousand more men
had come in from the other ranges,
and an au2 euce of oyer 5,000 was
packed deep all about the pavilion.
Stuart could not remember afterward
all that was said that day by himself
br tbe men. Eric had spoken briefly,
and then in behalf of tbe union so re
cently formed he said that lie had the
pleasure of introducing the owner of
the Champion mines, who would ad
dress the meeting.
Stuart had never spoken In public
except on a few occasions In college
rhetoricals. He was no orator, and he
knew It And yet as he rose to speak
to this outdoor gathering in a position
that might have tried many experi
enced speakers he felt a sense of relief
and a Certain pleasure.
He.began at once with a statement of
bis willingness to grant tbe men their
scale of wage$.
"If I understand the situation," he"
said, "the demand made by the con
tract miners is for $2 a day on accourit
of the danger of the work and because
the companies bave been paying only
$1.90 for more than a year now. 1 be
lieve the companies ought to pay that
price. I might as well say that I
nbt believe you have taken the right
course to get what you want 1 cannot
sympathize with this strike. I
pathize with your demand for $2 a
"How about the rest of the compa
nies?" asked a voice.
"Aye. that's it. How about the lower
range? What's the mind on that point?"
said another.
"i cannot answer for them. 1 am
here today to speak for myself. If the
meu who an1 employed in the Cham
plbn mines will come hack at any time
now. I will give them what they ask
This statement was greeted with
cheers, but at ouc there followed a
etorm of cries from all over the park.
"All or .none!"
"Union rules first!"
"The owners must treat with the
"WP'II never go back' on terms that
shut out parti"
"Stand together, men! That's what
the owners does!"
"Yes. they fixes wages. We fix they
Eric stood Up and waved his hat
There was a gradual settling down of
the confusion, and as he stood there,
evidently waiting to be heard, the men
soon became quiet again. Stuart at',
mired his control of the crowd. Erie
had great influence with It.
"Brothers." he said slowly, "1 be
lieve we have reached a critical point
in this movement.' Here is one of tbe
owners who has expressed bis willing
ness to grant our demands. The ques
tion now is. Shall the Champion men go
back to their mines while the rest con
tinue to deal with the other owners?
This is a question for the union to set
"Eric," spoke Stuart in a low tone
as be stood close by him. "let me say
a Tvord or two more, will you? I be
ileve the decision of the men to(day
Will be a serious one, and I want ttf do
ail I can to make it right."
Eric at once raised his voice. "Men,
Mr. Duncan wants to say a word
again. 1 am sure you will give him a
careful bearing."
"Aye. that we will!"
"He's no had for a millionaire!"
"(live him it chance. He doesn't often
have It!" shouted a voice with a touch
of Irotfy In it
Stuart took advantage of tbe lull that
followed these and otber sbouts to
•pArak as be bad never thought of doing
when be came to tbe park. He believ
ed that tbe result of the men's action
would be exceedingly important for
themselves dnd himself. He bad never
had such a' great desire to explain his
own/attitude toward the whole prob
lem of labor and capital as It affected
him. is.
It Is not possible to describe bis
•peecb. Erl£ jtbougbt at the time that
it was the test speech he had ever
heard from a- moneyed man. At times
it was Impassioned, then quiet and con'
fersatioual. It is doubtful if very
many of the miners understood It as
Stuart meant He was in reality voic
ing a policy for tbe men of money
which be afterward followed out wltb
Some changes.
Tbls much he made clear to the men:
He sympathised with thc-ir demands
for larger wages, while be could not
Agree with their methods,, and he would
lo all In bis'power to give tbem their
just itaaands as far as he was at liber
ty to act independently, pe told them
he was going to Cleveland the next day
to confer with the other ipine owners
and would use all his influence to get
the others to agree to the rise in wages.
He repealed his offer to treat wltb tbe
thousand or more men employed in the
Champion lblnes at any time they
chose to return. As he closed be made
an appeal ,fb tpe men to tise reason and
spoke of the religious influence that so
£ar had prevailed for the good' ef the
(Cont^hued next w^Sk.)
5' *:f. ft.,
elsi for ft Quarter Jebi
Door of Success is Closed td the
Cigarette Fiend.
Do you smoke cigarettes? If
you do you can't get a responsi
ble position in any big- railroad
company east of the! Mississippi.
The telegraph companies won't
employ you. The street railroad
people have no use for you,
And you might as well give up
trying to get anything to do iu
any of the big stores.
The merchants and the rail
road men and all the big employ*
ers have said it.
The Rock Island railroad re
cently sent an investigator to all
its .shops, its offices, and its rail
way stations, and every man who
smoked cigarettes received notice
to quit.
The Burlington, New York
Central, Chicago & Northwestern
and the Pennsylvania railroads
all issued printed slips for would
be employees to fill out. In these
blanks is the question: Dfo you
smoke cigarettess?
If the man who is fillingsout
the blank writes "yes" after that
question, he will never get the
plac he is asking ior.
Marshall Field the big dry
gOv"ds man of Chicago, discharged
every man in Jhis place who
smoked a paper pipe, over two
years ago.
Macey's, Siegel & Cooper,
Lord & Taylor, McCreary, Wana
maker's, all these big stores of
New York, Jaave instructed their
superintendents to employ no
cigarette smokers. J-
You can't sell goods or figure
profits, or even go on the road for
any of the large eastern whole
sale or retail firms if you smoke
You can't get into a bank of
any standing in any of the east
ern cities if you smoke cigarettes.
Why? Because the men who
manage large business affairs
have discovered that a man who
smokes cigarettes is only half a
The nicotine iu the cigarette
dulls and clouds his mind so that
bis faculties are neyer more than
half awake.
A cigarette fiend is as irrespon
sible as an opium fiend, and much
more dangerous.
The opium fiend is a complete
No one expects anything of
him. He dreams his way into
death, for the most part unmo
lesling and unmolested.
But the cigarette fiend takes
his place in the society of other
tnen. He is given responsibili
ties which lie cannot bear, and
trusts which he cannot keepw
It has been proven beyoml a
shadow of a doubt that the cig
arette habit not only affects the
body and the mind of its victim,
but that it undermines slowly
and insidiously, but none the less
surely, the moral stamina^
A cigarette fiend does not tell
the truth. He cannot-.' His
mind is so dazed with the'subtle
poison, which has crept into his
system, that he cannot tell the
difference between the truth and
Facts are tio longer facts to
him, but onty possibilities. Such
a man cannot be trusted in any
business which demands accur
The cigarette habit stupefies
and dulls the perceptions. Nd
cigarette fiend can be trusted in a
telegraph office or iu a^semaphore
tower, or iti any place where a:
man needs quick perception and
decisive -judgment.
It is hard for the cigarette
fiend to make up his itnnd quick
ly He wafers and doubts.
Therefore no man who smokes
cigarettes can get employment as
a gripmati for any of the big
railroad companies.
Human life is too precious to be'
entrusted t6 a man whose brain
is dazed with nicotine.
The cigarette heart is a well
known disease.
Any doctor of any practice at
all knows its symptoms at. first
When a jolly good-natured and
healthy boy begins to grow pale
and listless and ill-tempered and
stupid, watch him—he's smoking
The first package or two won't
hurt him particularly, but if he
once gets the habit fastened otf
him it will take ye'ars of hard
work for him- to fight himself
back into normal possession of
his faculties.
No bo}' who smokes cigarettes
can get into West Point oi4 Anna-1
It takes a man to be a soldier*
No dull-eyed, half-awake cigar
ette smokers need apply.
ft's Difierent No5v.
Well! well! Who would have
thought it? Omaha newsdealers are
complaining that publisher Bryan is
selling his periodical to the Western
News Company at a cheaper price
and furnishing copies to that com
pany a day earlier than in dealing
with the smaller news agents. The
Western News company is a trust
which controls the news stand cir
culation of practically all periodicals
of general circulation in western ter
ritory. Mr. Bryan's system en
courages the newsdealers to buy of
the trust, lor the)' can buy no cheap
er Irom Mr. Bryan himself, and in
so doing would lose a day's time in
having the order filled.
Thus it appears that Mr. Bryants
great anti trust organ printed on pa-1
per bought from a trust the type
setting and presswork are done by a
branch ol another trust and the cir
culation is farmed out to still another
trust. Really Mr. Bryan's antipathy
to the trust does not seem to extend
to the point of rtiusing to use them
lor practical purposes.—Sioux City
The Irl R. Hicks 1901 Almanac,
Whatever may be said of the
scientific causes upon which the Revt
Irl R. Hicks bases his yearly fore
casts ol storm and weather, it is a re
markable fact 'that specific warnings
of every gre&t storm, flood, cold
wave and drouth, have been plainly
printed in his now famous Almanac
for many years. TKeXlatest startling
proof of this fact was file destruction
of Galveston, Texa -, on the very
day named by Prof. Hicks in his 1900
Almanac, as one ol disaster by storm
along the gulf coasts. The 1901 Al
manac, by far the finest, most comj
plete and beautiful ever published, is
now ready. This remarkable book
of near two hundred pages, splendid
ly illustrated with charts and half
tone^.ngravings, goes as a premium
to e* try subscriber who pays one
dollar a year ior Prof. Hicks' journal.
Word and Works. The Almanac
alone is sent prepaid lor only 25c,
Order from -Word and Works Pub
lishing Company, 3201 Locust Street*
St. Louis, Mo.
Teacher's Meeting.
Program for tlie Hurley division!
of the Turner county Teachers' As
sociation, March
9. 2:30
E. Peek.
p. m.
Song. '•"4.,
Roll Call.
Order During the Recitation—Edna
The manner and Dress of the
Teacher-—Clara Mullenburgj.
(a) The MaLtrial—Gertrude
(b) -The Metho^r^ Josephine
Whispering--—N. M. Hanson.
Business Session.

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