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rruia PAPER is content to be a cheerful and independent chronicler
JL of the patting day. • • • Within limited eumpass it u'ill interpret
the largett facte of the day't history and offer an opinion or tiro. * * •
While not an organ or a propagandist, it will hare a strong and genuine
contideration for the overage mow, who it too often the forgotten man 4»» oic
taeial and induttrial arrangements * * * At the paper is the product of
practical newspaper workers, its sympathy with the bread-winning masses
It natural and inevitable. Its highest aspiration it to deserve and secure
the distinction of being the people's paper. —From Vol 1. Oct. 1, 1900.^
Dan O’Leary is 70 years old.
He turned up in San Francisco the other day at the end of a hike
from Portland, a distance of about 800 miles
Since 1874 O’Leary has walked 101,857 miles and he says he isn't
through yet. ,
He accounts for the fact that he can outwalk most men of his day
by informing us that he always keeps his feet in first-class condition.
That's simple enough when you come to think about it, isn't it?
Os oourse. a fellow whose feet were covered with corns and bunions
and chilblains wouldn’t be much of a walker.
Pretty good object lesson, too. for younger men. warning them that
for any kind of stunt the MAN must be in condition.
The head, in particular, must be kept in condition if the honors are
not going to be relinquished to the other fellow.
Late hours around case tables, for instance, aren't going to be of any
benefit to the fellow trying to get on in his position, or trying to land the
best job.
If has head is to work right, his stomach must be working right, so
what n—" eats and drinks is a factor in his condition.
And then there is the rest of his body which must be kept in shape, i
and one of the best things we can recommend to that end is walking.
It’s a great tonic, especially when taken in the early morning— these !
days while the frost it yet on the ground.
Taking pains to breathe through the nose makes the effects the more
Mayor Gaynor said he did his best work while walking.
It put his head in shape.
It gets the blood and ideas, too, in circulation and we reoommend it
in particular to business men.
WnUring has kept the feet, the body and the heart of 70-years-old
Man O’Leary, YOUNG.
We hope some members of the United States senate hear about
O’Leary and what he has to say about keeping his feet in condition.
We hope they’ll see the relation of good feet to walking and will be
»nUe to see how much the people are dependent on senaton keeping their
interest end their sympathies in good condition.
Interest and sympathy in good condition are needed in the United
Itates senate right now more then they have been needed in a long time.
as the day approaches for a decision on currency bill.
If these sympathies are in good shape and free from corporation i
earns and Wall-st. bunions, well hare business quickened and money
easier in a few days now. for, where business is slack or money tight,
nothing Is responsible further than the uncertainty which exists, and all
that is demanded it quick action.
President Wilson champions a hill that has been drawn up with
the object of bestowing the greatest good on the greatest number, with
the bankers’ side of the situation painstakingly safeguarded.
iftw* bankers are favorable and admit its fair and confidence-bestow
ing qualities.
Greedy capitalists in the east, particularly on Wall-st, oppose it
bimmif it would keep them from hogging all the money in sight and
>Wng np the rate of interest to the point of extortion and oppression
to the fanner who needs money to develop his land.
Those down-oast money changers alwtyi keep their greed in good
How about it* Mr. Senator—Mr. Mlehigan Senator?
Are yon free to vote on the side of the poor man and against the
dase that wants to keep on exploiting him?
ly year aye or your nay to this proposition we shall know whether
it the represenUtives of the people you have kept your VOTE in good
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The More Vital a Law, the More Mysteriously They Word It
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This Italian leud that is being conducted rStTTfrr openly with sawed-off
shotguns may he pretty much the business of those engaged in it, but we
ran insist that they hire a hail. q
An lowa man was shot at through
mistake by a jealous husband. Mis
taken for a dear, thia fellow.
It s a foolish turkey that come*
home these nights to roost.
• • •
One of the things the small hoy
who likes plum pudding is thauklul
for. is Thanksgiviug.
* • •
Those Mexicans are at last handling
the situation in their own way.
Get your indigestion early.
• • •
This gun man whose specialty Is
robbing drug stores, is one person
to come In. at least, who Is not look
ing for a stamp.
• • •
The fight that woman on the east
side put up to defend her husband
against a highwayman, suggests a
possible desire to do her Christmas
shopping early.
• • •
Ann Arbor is said to be the hottest
city in Michigan In hot weather.
Maybe Ypeiiantl bae something to do
with Ann Arbor's temperature being
a little beyond the State normal.
Source of All Trouble.
Moat of the trouble in this world ie
due to the fact that about one-half the
ople in it are men and the other
ualf women.—Chicago News.
A Word of Regret.
"We don’t have honest elections la
die town like we used to." said Mr.
Brastus pink ley.
’’Like you used to:"
"Yaesuh It uaed to be dat when
day promised you 12 fob you vote
you’d git it. Now dey won even prom
ise!” —Washington Star.
V ■■■■ -■■ ■ -■■ —-
Simply a Price-Mark.
An egg that la something of a freak
waa left at the Journal office a few
days ago by Woods Arbold. Near one
end of the egg is a large raised place
in the shell resembling the commer
cial dollar mark, —New-ark (Ark.)
The Norwegian government has
Just issued regulations for the censor
ship of cinematograph films Intended
for public exhibition. Under these
regulation* all films must be register
ed and numbered, and will then be ex
amined In private by number by two
officials appointed for that purpose.
These two may call in a third person
to help them in their decisions, if
V the TKrAICS OF THe /
V M4*ea Me clwsh y
.. y. —
From Another Point of View
Hess Haskins
“Bill Stubly aays ha la about con
vinced that ha wasn’t no da sorted hus
band who wrote them linos about
blessings brightenin’ aa they taka
their flight.'*
It Would Hdp Some.
The world is growing better, bat it
I would help some If onions coat fSiXV
; 000 each and garlic was worth 1*7,000,-
000,000,000,000 aa ouncs.—Cincinnati
: Enquirer.
Cquar Suffrage.
Equal suffrage prevalla In Mexico to
a large extent. The woman are not
permitted to vote and the men are
afraid to. —Kansas City Journal.
Good for the Country.
Speaking of blessings, isn’t it a
grand thing for this country that the
great common people stay In a good
humor?—-Dallas New a
The' Time to Qo.
If a man you call on squirms and
wiggles and looks troubled, he’s busy,
and wants you to go.—Atchison Globe,
The farmers and wage earners of
Tennessee have progressed very rap
idly witn tnelr co-operative union,
both in the oountry and In the city,
and they now have their first store
in Memphis. , i
Bureau of Mines Is Doing Good Work
iimet Washington Bureau. No. 7->*
Metropolitan Bank Building
WASHINGTON. D. C.. Nov. 25.
Although the prevention of mine acd
dents and the re-
Mine Disasters suiting loss of Ilfs
Lssssnsd. still offers one of
the best fields for
the study and practice of human con
servation. there is now less danger In
the mining of the coal to heat the
homes and furnish power for the In
dustrie* of the nation than ever be
fore In the miffing Industry. This fact
is brought out in comparative statis
tics which have juat baen compiled by
Frederick W. Horton of the United
States bureau of mines.
in Etettsticwi inxfitiigaUflß
whW*h Mr. Horton has Just compiled,
it has been found that less tnen were
killed last year in the mining Indus
try than In any year since 1906, not
withstanding the fact that nearly 150,-
000,000 more tone of coal were mined
last year than alx years ago, and HO,-
000 more men were employed In the
mining industry than during the ear
lier year. In I*o7 the mines of the
country were killing almost seven
men for every million tons of coal tak
en from the ground. Asa result of
the safety flret movement as It has
been extended to the raining Industry,
the deaths In and about mines have
been teduced until last year the num
ber of men killed for a million tons of
coal mined waa 4 29-100.
In 1907, In evary 1.000 men employ
ed. 4 88-100 were killed during a year,
but this number has been gradually
reduced until last year only 3 15-100 j
were killed in every 1.000 miners.
Five years ago every 144,000 tons of
coal mined In the country represented
the death of one man. and lessened
number of fatalities now show that
223,000 tons are mined for every
death. Reporting on the progress
which has been made in protecting
miners’ lives. Mr. Horton says:
"These facts offer indisputable evi
dence that conditions tending toward
safety in coal mining are actually im
proving, and that coal ia now being
mined with less danger to the miner
than ever before. Thhi general im
provement baa been brought about by
a combination of causes, the princi
pal one of which haa been more effi
cient and effective mine inspection on
the part of the state mining depart
ments and state mine inspectors
throughout the country, supplemented
by greater care on the part of both
the operators and the miners.
Diary of Father Time
The honor system now being intro
duced In many prisons of the United
States is like the system necessarily
put into effect in Montenegro the
early part of Ust century. At that
time the adult male population, 1 re
member, was away fighting and some
times there was no one to spore to
guard the Inmates of the prison*
when they were out for exercise. One
of them would then be given a rifle
and take over the duty of guard.
Messengers were also scarce, and
prisoners were sent great distances
with messages.
So w'ell could they be trusted thai
I saw one fellow sent down to Cat
taro, in Austrian territory, with 8,000
florins for the banker there ana.
faithfully delivering the money, he
waa back In prison by night Another
Montenegrin begged a Russian In
'Cattaro to Intercede for hia release
from prison. ’’Bat you art not In
prison.” said the Russian. ”Oh, yes
1 am. I have only come here for a
load of skins and must be back in
prison by tonight”
Removal of several high French of
ficers from their commands as a se
quel to the autumn maneuvers shows
that some countries are now begin
ning to take mimic warfare quite as
seriously aa ths Germans. With the
Germans, blunders In “kriegsplel" are
punished aa severely as If they were
real war. In the time of the old kai
ser a foreign prince attending the
maneuvers drew his breath at the in
credible spectacle of a regiment of
cavalry charging down on an en
trenched village “Mon Dieu!" he
exclaimed to his Prussian companion,
"that regiment la lost.” ”No.” was
the quiet rejoinder, ’’the regiment
isn’t, but lta colonel certainly will
be.” And he was.
‘The investigation and educational
work of the bureau of mines has kept
both the operator and the miner alive
to the various dangers connected with
coal mining, and has shown what pre
cautions should be taken fti avoid
these dangers. The government's min
ing engineers are gratified with .the
improvement shown, particularly us
the greatest improvement relates to
prnement has been brought about by
dangers concerning which the United
States bureau of mines has been con
ducting special investigations, as is
shown later. The bureau, however,
oannot too strongly express its appre
ciation of the cooperation of the
state mining officials and the oper
ators in the work of making coal min
ing —for.
“Although there haw been un annual
Improvement In mine safety condi
tions since I£K)7. and a particularly
notable one in 1912, a still greater de
creaae In the death rate can be effect
ed. Whether or not such an Improve
ment will be made In 1913 depends
largely on the care exercised men and
•all others in authority, and by the
miners as well, to prevent the rise of
dangerous conditions an dto avoid un
necessary risks when such conditions
have arisen.“
Notwithstanding the marked prog
ress which lias been made in this
country in cutting down the number
of fatalities caused by mine accidents,
the United States still has the unen
viable reputation of losing more men
in its coal miqew each year than any
other country In the world, an aver
age of 2.270 deaths having resulted
during the period from 1901 to 1910.
inclusive, of mine accidents.
O r eat Britain came second with an
aierase yearly death toll of 1.210 men
during the same time. Great Britain,
however, employed an average of
m n re than 890,000 men in its mines,
wnile the United States employed tesw
than 6»»8.000, giving this country u
dangerous conditions and to avoid tin
rate of 3 92-100 men killed in every
1.000 employed in and about coal
mines, against only l 70-100 killed em
ployed tn and about the British mines.
During the years 1901 to 1910, in
clusive. Germany employed an aver
age of more than 482.000 men, and
last year lost 1,017. Japan employed
during the ten years an average of
100.000 men and lost an average of
309 a year. France had a sotnewhaf
hotter record, employing an average
of 179.000 men during each of the ten
years, and losing 302. Belgium coming
nevt with an average of 140.000 men
•I ) ]
NOV. 2 6, 1913
employed and au annual death Hat of
142, According to the comparative
statistics compiled by Mr. Horton,
mining conditions are better In Aus
tria and Belgium, as far as protection
of the life of miners is concerned,
than in any other country, lew
than one man being killed tn each of
these countries per each 1,000 employ
ed. Commenting on the comparative
reports of deaths in the United States
and in foreign mines, Mr. Horton
“It will be noted that the number
killed per 1.000.000 short tons of coal
mined, in the United States is greater
than in Great Britain. Belgium, Aus
tria and New South Wales, but less
than in Germany, France. India and
Japnn. It should he Btated. however,
that a comparison on the production
basis of the United States with for
eign countries is unjust to the other
countries, because it is admitted that
the physical <'onditions concomitant
w ith the coal mining industry of the
foreign countries are not nearly as
favorable to the easy extraction of
coal as In this country.
On the other hand, a comparison on
the basis of the number killed per 1,-
000 employed is more unfair to the
United States, with its enormously
greater dally output of coal per man.
Os course the two comparisons the
one on the liasis of production is
nearer the truth, and {or that reason
to l>e preferred. Furthermore, it may
in* stated that although the physical
conditions of the coal deposits in the
United States are more favorable for
the rafe mining of coal than In any of
the foreign countries enumerated, a
careful analysis of the statistics given
in the procoding tables indicates that
the danger of the Industry in tho
United States is greater than in Great
Britain. Belgium. Austria or New
South Wales, but not as great as in
Germany, France, India or Japan.”
The manufacture of cement in the
Philippines, whose supply now comes
almost entirely from Hong Kong, will
probably be commenced toward the
end of 1913. The Rtzal Cement Com
rany, the Philippine corporation
which lias acquired large property
and limestone and silica deposits in
Blnangonan. RD.al province, about
thirty miles from is com
mencing the erction of Its large fac
It has been estimated that British
Columbia has an area of about two
hundred and flfty-thr*»e million acres,
of which about one million six hun
dred thousand acres is composed of
lakes in the Interior.
We Old Men try to flght them bark
With all our craft and all our skill,
With every trirk and every knack
Os brain and heart and soul and Will.
But. oh. the Young Men follow still;
They ask and will not be denied.
And. though they never mean us ill,
We feel them thrusting us aside!
I’pon our olden gods we call
And to our ancient shrines we cling
But still without our castled wall
The Young Men's voices clearly ring
Upon their heads our wrath wc fling.
Our cannon-shot upon them rain,
Our strategy and wiles we bring
Against their ranks —but all in vain!
Behind our barriers we stand
(Experience and Age and Power).
But Youth lays seige on every hand
And crowds us closer every hour;
The young men shell our moated tower,
They batter down each wall and gate.
And. though we glare and though we glowet,
'* w* must capitulate.

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