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DETROIT TIMES
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class mail matter.
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" ft* >*4ttcurs In any outside project is unsuth r
l*ed (Ail accredited business repreaentati vn
carry and should b» required to si', w craden
tlala *lgn« and by Richard W. Reading, business
managar
THURSDAT. AUGUST S. 2PI«
The Island Was Bought,
Aid. Allan, For a Play Spot,
And NOT For a Shambles
The attention of Alderman Allan’s con
stituents in the Fourth ward is called to
his opposition to Alderman Littlefield's
proposal that the use of Belle Isle by
motorists be restricted to the outside
boulevard drives.
Alderman Allan's position is antagonis
tic in spirit to the public playgrounds
sentiment in Detroit.
The public playground is the quick and
sure solution of fatal accidents to chil
dren in the streets.
Belle Isle, properly restricted against
motorists, would offer the children not
only a place that would provide good,
fTash, pure air for the lungs in their de
veloping bodies, but a place where they
eofcld play without the street dangers
that have come with the motor age.
This is the ONE spot where children
might go for their recreation and for the
•It the auto can take one to, while the
drives open to autoists are many—as
many as there are streets and boulevards
ill the dty and roads in the state.
Alderman Allan voted with the wets
In the common council recently when the
matter of publicity for the proceedings
of the council was an issue.
His position against keeping the autos
Ml Belle Isle DOWN, when they should, as
g matter of fact, be kept off altogether,
•hows him to be so woefully lacking in an
appreciation of his duty and interest in
his constituents and the common people,
that we do not blame him for wanting the
proceedings suppressed.
Belle Isle was acquired by the city of
Detroit for the people of the Fourth
ward — for tired mothers and fathers and
their children.
The Times appreciates that there are
drivers, and that they are in the great
majority, who could safely be permitted
the use of the island drives, but the trou
ble is that opening the island to them,
opens it also to fool drivers, in whose
hands the auto becomes a thing of death.
By restricting all autos we would take
the only means of precaution against the
fool’s motorized dreadnaught.
Aid. Allan’s proposal would turn the
breathing, the beauty and the play spot
which we claim the grandest in the world,
into a shambles, and it amounts to a
sacrilege.
Faithful Soldiers at
Their Posts, Though Far
From the Battlefields
The hot wave is broken and the suffer
ing people breathe with gratitude the
cooling air which a merciful Providence
has sent to them.
So intense was the heat, so serious its
consequences, that it was borne with for
titude and almost without complaint by
men, women and children, even, in the
different walks of life.
The demands on certain industries,
such as laundries, ice plants and milk
depots, speeded up the workers beyond
ttieir normal output and nowhere did any
one suffer through the cessation of acti
vities on account of lack of people to face
the situation and put their shoulders to
; the wheel.
ft
l. Every one deserves a little praise for
his manly courage in the face of such a
}'■ torturing handicap, but there is no doubt
| that some deserve more respectful ap
preciation than do others.
Battles with guns and bayonets are not
’ the only battles fought.
While giving all credit to the soldier
fc. who marches forth to the life and drum
to save his country, let us not forget the
soldier who stands at his post in the
foundries of this city, pouring molten
steel into molds, ladling lead from seeth
ing cauldrons, stripped to the waists with,
head bound in wet cloths and for whom
the slightest vertigo and misstep would
mean an instant, horrible death,
j Nor must we forget the man on the
j dizzy heights of a steel structure, step
ping from beam to beam and placing hot
: rivets while the pitiless sun beat* its mer
ciless rays upon himnor should we over
i look the men and women in laundries, of
ten underground, almost choked in hot
and soapy steam, toiling that others M may
be fresh, clean and in in all things sani
' tary; nor is the cook in the tiny kitchen
behind the cafeteria lunch counter and
the washer of endless dishes to be forgot
ten. nor the women caring for sick babies
, in the crowded rooms of the tenements.
Equality for all is a high ideal, but it
has not yet been achieved.
Between these toilers and the men and
women who can sit fanning themselves
by country lakes or even in t ie partial
comfort of darkened city homes, is a deep
abyss.
The melting pot is seething in Amer
ica. We are constantly reminding our
selves of it and fearful lest the product
i may not be distinctly according to the
Declaration of Independence, but let us
take toll of the deaths from heat in this
and other cities since July 11. We will
lie confronted by a list of foreign names.
Poles, Hungarians, Russians. Serbs, all
j dying while doing our work, the work
which had been given them to do and by
which we have profited.
These are the people whom we wish
to Americanize, but they have gone a
step beyond; they are internationalized,
for they have given their live.- to stand
by their duty, \tha* ‘v-.:r it might be, that
no part of the machinery, which make>
for the health, prosperity and general
good of this nation might be even tem
porarily interrupted. We feel abashed
and humbly take off our hat to these our
faithful, loyal workers.
The Deutschland
The daring and successful voyage of the
Deutschland; the cool and modest behavior of
her commander and crew and the glamor of ad
venturoua romance thrown about this unprece
dented act of the German* against the odds of
'he British nary tn the midst of this most ter
rible war. has found a response in she emotional
breast of the American who. almost to a man.
anxiously hopes that this pioneer ship and her
doughty captain will make their way across the
ocean, through the channel or over rhe north of
Scotland, whatever her course ma> be. in safety.
We can see. In imagination, the ovation await
ing her if she reaches her ca’ive shores un
harmed.
We are more than neutral m this case; we
are pro-Deutschland
We must, in ali fairness, our admira
tion to the science, skill and bravery of a land
and people who have the brain- and c urtge to
successfully achieve and again dare a thing of
this kind.
We are not niggardly of our praise when we
are approached In the right wav, and we believe
that the visit of this little boat, trusting to our
protection, has done more than has anything
else to bring about a better fee.mg and under
standing between us and the Gem tn people
So we say, God speed to the I leutschland.
Could she carrv American ntlk to the suffer
ing bab.es of Germany, we shouid b<- 'hankful.
* cmld she carry comfort from America to her
bereaved people, we should be doubly glad
We. of this country have no quarrel with the
German people.
Too many of them belong to us to make that
possible.
Our real feeling, shorn of bitterness, has been
Joyfully shown on the first occasion which has
been offered y.s; the virgin tran»-A f.lan tic voyage
of the l' boat.
From Another Point ot View
By C. T. S.
England has prohibited the importa
tion of tulip bulbs from HollanH ami they
are being fed to the cows. It takes a
bit of the romance out of that love song,
of course, but we have to suggest it’s
tulip time in Holland now when a cow
wants her dinner.
0 n 0
The Parisian wouldn’t care, probably,
if our old friend Disastrous Blaze would
decide to try some other laundry.
0 0 0
Tins might be the place to announce
that Dewitt Steele and Max Zink have
engaged in a lawsuit to iron out their dif
ferences.
0 m 0
There are a lot of fellows who will
never have their auto* rammed in the
rear, for the reason, principally, that
they’ve always got their hands out.
• • •
The advertisement of a Detroit con
cern announces; “We Kill Bugs.” Come
on and set up your machine Just outside
the door of the editorial room.
* • •
A Detroit woman suggests that th**
tunnel from the jail to the recorder’.-!
court i»e called the “Passage of Hope,’’
forgetting, of course, tl at the prisoner*
come back through it after their lawyers
are through.
e a *
Any of the visiting chiropodists will
tell you that then is not necessarily a
shark present, when a l ather is caught
by the undertow.
0 0 0
When do WE get a crack at the Ath
letics?
DETROIT TIMES
Sortir»tr Out the Bait.
■- x - ;:. ;:.
W' v v
/•■j
I / The supef/vie: tfst
J - V ' lCo,.’vct" 016. M T /
THE VALUE OF IDEAS
BY H. ADDINGTON BRUCE
Author of The Riddle of Personality." "Psychology and Parenthood,' *to.
The next time you use a tele
phone put to yourself the question.
"How did this come into existence?”
A moment s reflection will give you
tne correct answer
'it is a product of the human
mind. It is the result of an Idea ’
And what about the telegraph,
the steam engine, the mammoth
ocean liner, the mysterious en
-anguined submarine?
What about the giant skyscraper
towering to the clouds' How came
Into being the airship sljwly cir
cling far above the pinnacle sky
scraper?
Always the answer is rhe same:
"These, too. are products of the
human mini. They are the results
of ideas.”
Young man starting in life, get
•hi- truth firmly fixed in your con
sciousness Ponder It well.
Every »t»p forward In this won
derful civilization of ours, every con
poetess. represents an
.d*-a which somebody has once had.
Stone or gossamer, massive or
light, cumbrously complicated or
daintily o‘autiful. every material
object that marics our advance over
tae life of our cave dweli.ng anres
tor-i had an immaterial origin in
sorr* one's m.nd
Bu' the Ideas that thus blossom
:n - o the material triumphs of mar,
sr- not ideas that flash up in man *
mind out of sheer nothingness.
True. 'h*y often do seem 'o come
pontaneously. Sometimes they
even (.( m>- while the man with whom
t > orlginatt is asleep.
Thus in a city of the Pacific coast
th* re is a rerr.aikable office build
. :.g of unique d»‘*:gn Its architect
h.is written to me an interest ing
account of how the whole plan of
th* building rose in his mind in a
ir*am.
Surely this would seem to be a
cas*> wher* an idea came from r,o
difcernlbie beginning and entirely
of Its own accord
But observe:
For months this architect had
b**n wTe«*!.ng wi'h the problem of
designing: a skyscraper that wuold
meet the Hper-lal n*eds of those who
bad g:v*n him his commission.
Plan af**r plan bad be«-n laboriously
worked out by him. only to meet
with his disapproval.
Ills dream, th* idea which later
be, ame transformed into the sky
«•' raper if»*if was simply the frui
The Keep Well Column
DEVELOPMENT.
Many young mothers do not know
h« sign wl ereby they cun tell if
baby is develop
j ir.g properly.
The following
■r tha leading
, srar* erlatloa of
. normal baaltby
baby;
Clean akin,
right eye*, steady
**ln In weight, good appetite. regu
lar bowel movement, absence of
vomiting after feeding, alert,
springy mind**, sound • i •*»» p at tht
proper parlod*. and a steady growth
In atature and Intelligence
The soft sp ot In •he top of hahy'a
h«*ad will begin to Hose at rhe four
teenth month and will be entirely
cloned h j the time h« la two years
old
About *he fourth month baby
should begin *o hold up his hand
tlon. In the workshop of hi.* suborn
sclousaese. of the van amount
thinking he had consciously don -
If, in these Intervening ra<
he had not consciously turn and r
his problem in hie mind —if :. 1. and
given his attention to useless, ,• r
haps frivolous things—he nrv.-r
would have dreamed to such good
purpose.
Young man starting in life. app,y
this also to your own ca#e
It wMll not do to imagine that yo i
can become a topnotcher in your
chosen profession or trade merely
by wishing to become one. Nor will
mere routine energy avail you.
To get to the top you must dis
play creative imagination; you must
develop in your mind ideas that ar*-
really worth while.
And the development of such
idea* depend* in chief p;,rt on per
sis'enr. bard thinking about the
prollem* incidental to the work u
which you are engaged.
The world will reward you ..her
aiiv i' you do d*vej,;, valnabi
ideas But you assure.liy run-' nlnk
J In order to develop >deas deserving
! of a rich rewaru
! ~
Pointed Paragraphs
An examining optician is an ey.»
w itne»S
On.’v a good neighbor can appr«
j ciate good neighbors.
A conceited man Is unable to se*
! his persona! defects
Some men who give with on»-
hand advertise it with the other.
1 And many a man's belief in bis
superior wisdom makes a fool of
i him.
The average man seldom cares
whether the truth does hurt —the
I Other fellow.
Open the door to a little vice and
a big one will crawl in at the win
dow-.
No. rordelia, a bee is not neces
sarily as angry when It stings as
th* vicMm Is.
Be s,re the gun Is loaded befor<
attempting to teach the young id*i
bow to shoot.
It is far better to lead a proces
sion than to follow It—unless the
I leader rides In a black wagon with
I glass windows
and by the sixth month to reach
for his toyt.
Df the Mme a normal baby Is
atght months old ha usually can ait
•root and hold tha spina upright,
whila at tha ninth or tenth month
b« will maka his first attempt* to
baar bis waight on hla faat.
A saw words ganaraJly cyi r>«
spoken whan baity la one yaar old
and by tha flftaanth or slxt**»rith
month ha ran walk alone.
Baby should not h* merely a
hnndin of fat—particularly in warm
wea'her, Ffa should be alert, lively
and his fl»ah firm to tha touch In
»t*r*d of soft and flabby
Tha h*ad of tha public works da
parrrent In Duluth has appointed
lb of tha city's most promlnant
civil and mechanical engineers to
serve as an advisory board for his
department.
l>y Webster.
The People’s Confidence
Whatever *•;**• the national ron
vn’lons de ded last month. the>
fixed the character of the prealden
• ii campaign once and for all In
• hi.i r* .«p» « r It 1« to be a contest
b--** two Mi'-iAiidin* personal!
ties, conducted «>n a high level and
with less ref-*ren'** than formerly
»o t irtj lin<*s and traditions I>e*i
than *v. r before In our history,
since the time of Washington, will
m»*n L- c.-'ved to vote for either of
•he candidates merely because he
;s a Democrat or a Republican
Th-re a- 1 - literally millions of Am»r
•< an voters this year who mar b«
led by the developments of the cam
paign to -up; »rt on*- or other of
rh.* <in iid t' s w .thoi.it regard to
tht past, or present party affiliations
..f »‘ther It *a;l not i>c any party
ptarfom. or prop icarda 'ha 1 will le
•ermine *h v< •• now doubtful
if will b‘- the itid ■ dual character
of each ranl.LV* .. It is «fcn to
react to the national problems of
•he hour
The convention- th'in •*! v * s ts *re
s.mply organis'd r r 1 1» . te* to the
• • 'Polities of the r»*-r. 'h*y norn
iria'-'i At S’ Ixiuis. ffc-rnooracy
voiced <t* c* nf: lenee In the first
r n ■ craMc ndm nit ration that had
completely controlled the national
governn I n’ sinco the t’lvll war It
It-.' and-• V .•.» in the things that
bv‘ fceen ; I ;nf.• and and done at Wash
t’lfc’ n and *-ndor *d sh« reasons that
►.l bferi gl’cn - doing them. R
v.'i- : Viral ’hi* Pres*d**nt Wilson,
a t • ,lar nrd actual lead* r of his
parte bon Id have iece|ve<l the te«e
tlr.i* r al of a renomlnatlon at the
hands of a grateful party, but as a
personal distinction • the naming of
I > Hughes by the Republicans
at < hlcago In the preceding week
»a c even more signifeant In all
o .r 120 years of party divisions, this
was probably the first Instance in
which, a* a time of real crisis In
national affairs, a man was serious
!y proposed for the presidency
whose views on current issues wore
unknown to the public.
The amazing feature of the epb
sode was *liat It came as the cul
mination of a brief 10 year• of pub
lic life, six of which had been
passed in retirement * from every
form of political activity That a
national party, with so scant an op
portunity to test a candidate, should
yet be willing to place it* fate In
his hands, without pledge or hoo
tage of any kind attests that can
didate’s command of popular confi
dence in a most exceptional degree.
From "Charles K. Hughes as a
Political • Figure,” by William B.
Shaw, In the American Review of
Reviews.
The man who marries a widow
seldom says anything about his
wife’s first husband, but there are
times when he regrets his demise.
The Old Gardener Say*
Potatoes need spraying for two
purposes to kill »he potato bugs I
| »nd to prevent blight. Bordeaux |
mixture combined with arsenate i
of lead may b« put on with a |
spray pump Arsenate of lead
mixed with *lusflng sulphur may
he applied with a powder gun or
one of the patent preparations
on the market may he dusted or
direct from the hox In which It
Is purchased. It* Is well to re
member that simply killing th*
hugs Is not sufficient, for If th»
potatoes are affected with blight
they will rot in the cellar.
THURSDAY* AUGUST 3 V 1916
The Daily Reminder
TODAn AM MITERS A NIKS
ITS*—Command In the Highlands
of tbs Hudson, with tbs works st
IV*st Point, was gtvsu to Gsu Hens
dlot Arnold.
I*ll—U*n. John Eugsns Smith, a
Clstluguishsd Union oommandsr In
tbs Civil ws4\ born In Bsrns. Swlts
•rland Disd In Chicago Jan 2*. HIT.
IMl—War bstwsen Belgium ami
tbs Netherlands begun
lIM* —Eugsns Bus. noted Trench
author of melodramatte Action, died
in Savor. Born In Parts Deo. 10. I|o 4
XMS--Pemoornte of Maine nomin
ated Ebon F. Ptllsbury for governor
llTS—The Cuban privateer Tlonser
was seised by the U. 8 marshal at
Newport. R. L, for violation of the
neutrality laws.
1171- .Lord Beasonsflsld and Lord
Salisbury wars presented with the
freedom of the city of London.
lsll —RL Kev. Kullan riasch. sec
ond Oathcllo bishop of La Crosse died
In La Crosse, Wla. Born In Bavaria
July if. 1 Ilf.
IMS—fourth centenary of the
sailing of Columbus from Palitp. near
Huslva, oalsbrated at Muslva
il#t->4tandard Oil Cos was fined
111.145.00 t In U. 0. district court in
Chloago for accepting rebates
1 til—Admiral Togo, of the
es# navy, arrived In Kew York on a
visit to Jho United States.
lllS—Twasity-five lives were lost
Ka Sood result lug frotn a cloudburst
. Erin Fa.
OMR nua AGO TODAY IN THB
WAR
dtnsau slsJmsd gams north of
Warsaw and west of tvangorod
Paris reported failure of Oermsn
attacks In tbs Argonns end the Vos
ges
British won oreet of rldgs nesr
western ehors of Gallipoli peninsula
British government charged Am
erican meat packers with frsud In
their claims before prlie court
TODAY'S llßlHim*
King Ran Iron VII. the pr*»«n’ ruler
of S’ormy. bom la Denniark «« years
ago today.
K'ns Constantins the present ruler
of Greece, born In Athens 4* years
ago todav.
Pari of Aberdeen, former govern>r
general of Canada born «• years ago
todar
Alfred Dsakin. former prime min
ister of Auetmlla born In Melbourne
I * ears ago today
Baron Mersey, famous KnrVsh Jur
»f who conducted the offl.-Tel lnv*«
t MVtlons Into the sinking of the
- , <-iinsh!ps Titanic. Fmpress of Ire
lend and I.usltanla born 74 ye*-,
ago today
Dr Augustus H. Strop* president
emeritus of Rocheete- The.>|, a *1
*»*mlnarjr. born in Rochester. N T .
year, ago today
O'istavus Gets utility tnflelder of
the Brooklyn National league bass
ball team, born In Pittsburgh 57
years ago today
A Poem a Day
Tltr WAY
Out fr- *r *he sh<*:t*-lng. uulet home
Sh* walks upon the »tr»st.
Mayhap «->me duty to psrf rm
•it <>id-tlme friend to m**t
Stepping slow hut surely.
■S*• e k*•i >» » the gait tha* pays).
We Ar-,d her stsndtng s*juarely
At the ri-.slng of the wave
Now > - er f-er calm dew-anor
A «•'enge .» ,u'-klv ••-sling
W'lth ?—a c and ’r'-’nlillng t > th
rl gh t.
.•he turns a 1 • k appealing
Strenkßg hither, thlt'-er. y> nder,
M 1 h nk:ng« shrieks and shrills
Her pathway she seas flooded
With f..ik In automobiles
Th- ugh w'*h t atlenrs *h- Is waiting,
W at. h rg oft the trnffle men
bur»,y el! r,u** surrender* 1
T < the passing caravan.
Ore word to you. dear lady
Ratia-e your steps we prav
F r iju;. < and age. at the present
siag-
Tl--e's no safe wav today
—Anonymous.
The Religious Vendetta.
M: over th** country secret orgnri
iikUtirg ar*» boycotting Roman <*a*h
oil*' aspirants to office. In retails
•lon, Roman fgthollc* are boycotting
bus 1 nhas men who are auppos»**l or
known to belong to fhoae secret
organizationg This means lh**
"Pread of sugplclon and dlstruat and
ItAfred It g*-ncrof«*s a vicious social
ar archy Political and huglne-s
blackmail flourishes Innocent men
are punished for opinions they do
not hold. There Is a revel of a kind
of a. saaslnatlon A country wide re
i icious feud la set In operation All
of which la un American This Is
supposed to be a land of religious
liberty f*reed.tl Intolerance and
bigotry poison life 2 They murder
charity and brotherllnesa It la sad
denlng »o aee this condition Intensi
fying For It means a great going
backward to haae, Ignoble thinys.
I wlah everyone who Is in danger of
being Involved In thla atavistic
movement might read ”A History nf
Freedom of Thought,” by Prof J H.
Bury, regloa professor of modem
history tn Oambrtdgw university, in
Henry Holt ft Co.’s Home University
IJhrary. Therein Is told the story
of the long battto between authority
and reason and the atrocities grow
lng out of attempts to coerce opin
ion. It la almost unbelievable that
sane Americans went to revert to
those cruelties so long, aa we
thought left behind When we read
of the things for which, and the
ways In which, men have beer pro
scribed. mutilated, murdered— for
matters of fslth regarding things of
the other world—end we find men
of the twemtleth centory preverting
to the perseewtional Iniquities of the
fourteenth and fifteenth centuries,
she thing Is preposterous. Are we
going back to barbarism with our
Catholic-baiting, our Jew-balttng. not
to mention our Negro auto da fee'
Dost any rational human being be
Here that creedal vendettas advene**
the cause of anything that can be
properly celled religion, that there’s
any love of Ood In hatred of man*
The beat men for heart nnd brain
and character In the country arc
engaged In this secret, skulking
wort (ft social disruption. Those
who knew what Is bast know that
without religious freedom we cannot
well preserve any other freedom
Down with all forma of religious
dart lantern lam ’ Reedy’s Mirror.
Bt r*oulß,
Even wtfh his remarkable mem
ory the oldest Inhabitant falls to re
call that he has inflicted his rem
iniscences on ererybody he knows
The Middleman.
#
BV DR. FRANK CRANE
(Copyright, 1810. by Frank Crane)
This is the world of the Middleman.
The Middleman does not produce; he is
only the Messenger boy who carries the
products of men from one to another.
He does not Make; he Distributes.
In the increasing complexity of civili
zation, as society Incomes more and more
highly organized, the business of distrib
uting the products of labor become* con
stantly more important; until now at last
the Messenger lioy has become Hoss, the
Waiter gives orders to the Diners, and
the C ouriers control the Kings.
If we accept money as the unit of
value, then the most valuable man to
the community is not the man who raiies
the wheat nor the one who grinds or
bakes it, but the man who carries it from
farmer to miller, parcels it out among
consumers and manipulates the price.
It is not the tillers of the soil, nor the
miners of metal, nor the builders of
things, that are promoted to our Upper
House; it is they who form companies
and sell stocks that have to do with
handling what the producers put forth.
It is not the creator who becomes
Plutocrat or Aristocrat, and never has
been in the history of the world; it is the
man in the tenth degree removed from
any creation.
It is not the Players, but the Shufflers
and Dealers, who never lose.
So long as you measure success by dol
lars. you must realize that success is only
for the Middleman.
Ho gets the cream; nil political econ
omy and business system has for its sub
conscious aim to give the man who makes
things only skim milk and curd enough
to keep himfff.i f . That is the meaning of
Kthcieney ('ampaigns.
No corporation is designed to enrich
the workers, but the directors and pro
motors. Just as it is never the common
soldier, but the generals, who get the
medals from congress w hile they live and
monuments when they die. All the sol
di* r docs is starve, suffer and get killed;
the general tell-* him when and how to
do this.
In spite of all this the conviction re
mains in men’s breasts that the Middle
man is Second Class; he is and always
will be a Mes'cnger Roy, whether he gild
his office by the title of king or million
aire.
The Fir*t Class people are they that
rente. Theirs is the higher order of
•ffort and the nobler kind of life.
And whoever will enter this First
Class, choosing to make instead of to
manipulate, must, if he hopes for any
permanent atisfaction with his lot and
joy in his work, put away from himself,
•nee for all, the craving to be rich, and
h gauds and precedences that rich men
delight in.
No w orker can bo great unless he loves
his work, and n >t th*- rewards of it; nor
ran ho he happy while he envies the foxy
tpomnhs of the Middleman.
To he a good teacher, preacher, doctor,
scholar, engineer, farmer, steamboat
oaptain. painter, sculptor, poet, writer or
any such thing you cannot at the same
time be a good Middleman. The two call
ings require separate orders of ability.
You must make your choice.
And don’t whine You cannot he a
great Shakespeare if you envy my lord
i Bolingbroke. nor a great Goethe if you
feel hurt because you are not the Duke
of Weimar.
And if you can be a First Clnsser. why
(should you pine to be a Second Classer,
ijust for daintier foods and gayer feath
ers?
To be of the First Class you must be
converted, so that you will he content
with the Treasures of the Humble; must
indeed learn the sweet taste of Humility
and the nauseous tang of Pride. If you
cannot do that, go away and l>e a Mid
dleman, and if successful become pom
pous and idle, or, if unsuccessful, bitter
and hateful.
Always the Virtues of mankind flow
from the Creating Class, its Vices from
the Middleman Class. Every Church,
every Religious oMvement, began among
workers; the original Catholics comprised
“not ninnv wise men after the flesh, not
many mighty, not many noble,” and the
same may be said of the early Presby
terians, Methodists and the rest. What
spiritual impulse ever lx*gan in Upper
Tendom?
So make your choice. There are two
classes, not Good and Had, not Aristo
crats and Commons, but a deeper divi
sion, those who Hove Work and are called
of God to it. finding the joy of life and
•Hf-expression through Producing some
thing. and on the other hand those who
love the Wages of Work, and find joy in
Destruction, either in the rot of Luxury
or the riot of War.
Or, von mii'M say, those who want to
Re groat, and those who want to be
r ‘nllod Great.
Th*- Middleman has his uses and de
serves pay for his services, but we of
f ho First Class must not let him dAi
de 11s.
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VALVE FROM STVMPS
Bv m**sns of nn apparatus (P-scrlhed in tfia
mrrnit Isswr of tha Knsltiaorln* Kwnrd, tha
stumps nf fr**<*s l**ft aftar lopping operations In
lass plna tlmbaf lands, have he*»n ronvartrd
from s sourca of expense Inin an nsant, Tha
davlca Is In tha shape of h h«»od that arts over
the stump and distills as murh as 17 gallon*
of heavy plna oil from It. The process converts
tha stump itself Into a fin*' grade of charcoal
and destroys It far anouph underground *o per
mit plowing— Oil t’lty Derrick
Tommodorr Decatur, after whom many towns
wero named, and who once remarked, ”Our
country, right or wrong." was killed in a duel
wfth Fommodors Barton, Mareh 11, UJo.

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