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ONSPICUOUS O among amongthe amongt amongthe
CONSPICUOUS C m the t e enemies constantly constantlypreying constantlypre constantlypreying
preying pre y i n g upon the thewage thei thewage
i wage earner while he heis heIs heis
is fighting the battle of organized organizedlabor organizedlabor organizedlabors
labors labor is the investment swindlerHe swindler swindlerHe swindlerHe
He has all the craft of ofa a wolf wolfhis wolfhis wolfhis
his purpose seeming to be to at attack attack attack ¬
tack the workingman from the therear therear therear
rear while hiie his attention is absorbed absorbedby absorbedby absorbedby
by the forces facing him himAnd himAnd himAnd
And these promoters of the thesmall thesmall thesmall
small investment swindling game gamehave gamehave ame amehave
have grown so 1 in n numbers umbersJ in inboldness inboldness inboldness
boldness and in cunning that their theirattacks theirattacks theirattacks
attacks must receive attention be before before before ¬
fore their depredations amount amountto amountto amountto
to quite as much as the losses losseswhich losseswhich losseswhicll
which might come from unfair unfairwage unfairwage unfairwage
wage scales or unjust restrictionsupon restrictions restrictionsupon restrictionsu
upon u nlabo labor laborEffect laborEffect
SI SIEifcct
Effect on Wage Earner EarnerHEN EarnerHEN EarnerW
HEN a 8 workingman engages engagesif engageto
if In a a struggle to advance Uw Uwcause UWcau tbecause
Win W
cause cau of organized labor laborteels Iwr Iwrfeels hrfeels
feels that he is doing some something 8011I 8011Ithing somcthing ¬
thing substantial for himself for hu hufamily hilitamib hbfamily
family and for his fellows And so sohe sohe sohe
he is but bul1t if he h turns over to the fake fakeInvestment takeInvestment fakeinvestment
Investment harpers all the concrete concreteresults CORueterelu1ts concreteresults
results of o the advantage thus gained gainedhow gainedhow gainedbow
how far ahead la he heT 7 How much mere mereof monof morcof
of comfort oan he give himself or his hhtRmUy hisfamily hitafamily
family as a 8 net result re u t of the transaction trans transaction transaction ¬
actionf actionIt action actionIt
f It is time for the wage earners of ofAmerica otJmcrSca ofAmcrlca
America to awaken to the fact that thatthey thatthey thatthey
they are being beln systematically s temattca1ly swin swindled swindled swindled ¬
dled by the small investment brokers brokersand hrokerand brokersand
and swindled out of millions of t hard hardearned hardrntd hardearned
earned rntd dollars every year Unless they theyarouse theyarouse theyarouse
arouse themselves and protect their theirsavings theirsnrlnp theirsavings
savings they might about as well go goback goback goback
back Lo the old labor conditions since sincethere sincethere sincethere
there is I not much practical choice choicebetween choicebdwe6ft choicebetween
between giving the fruits of honest honesttoll hott6Sttoll honesttoil
toll to an overreaching and unjust unjustemployer unjustemployer unjustemployer
employer and handing them over overgratis overgratia overgratis
gratis to a systematized sy tematiHd project for forswindling fors1ndUng forswindling
swindling swindlingIn
In my opinion there is no class of ofpeople otpeople ofpeople
people so 1M fit to drink the dregs of human hu human human ¬
man contempt as are th9s thosb s who glut glutthemselves glutthem glutthemselves
themselves them elves upon the small 11 savings savingswhich savingswhich IBg IBgwhich
which the wage workers w rkerR have slowlyand slowly slowlyand slowl slowland
and patiently put away in the family familyBlocking familystockln familystocking
stockln Blocking And if I could know that thatthis thatthis thatthis
this word of warning arnlng would be themeans the themeans tb6means
means of deterring workingman who whoread whoread whoread
read it from fr m investing Inve tlnK their savings savingswithout savlngewithout savingswithout
without first making a a thorough thorough inves investigation Investigation Investigation ¬
tigation of the proposition offered I Iphould Ilhould Ishould
should feel that I had rendered a aservice as4rvke aservice
service to the wage earners mars that I Icould Icould Icould
could look Io k back upon up always with withsatisfaction withatiataeUon withsatisfaction
satisfaction satisfactionSacred satisfactionSacred atiataeUonSacr
i +
Sacred Sacr d Duty to are areIf aTeIt ayeIf
If there is one sacred duty resting restingmore restlngmore restingmore
more heavily than another upon theshoulders the theBhoulders thsflhoulder
shoulders of the workingman It t id idthat I Itbat isthat
that of conserving instead of scatter scattering acatterIng scattering ¬
ing the small smal surplus which wh h belongs belongsto 1te1o 8 8to
to his hi family It Is II a most mo t serious seriousresponsibility seriousresponlbility rleus rleusretpon
responsibility retpon JbUIty and any An man WAO > is seasibie sea sensible SeftFlble ¬
sible of Its weight e t will proceed cau cautiously cautiously osutiously ¬
tiously will 11I sift the situation down to toa tono toa
a hard and cold busines basic before beforehe betwlthe beforehe
he surrenders those savingi rin to any anyone a aone any anyone ¬
one particularly rtlcularly to an unknown pro promottr promotfr promoter
mottr of as R Investment sure to tobring tobring tobring
bring large 18 e returns within a brief briefrlo pe period period ¬
riod riodThere rlo
There are re several ways by which whichona whtehond whichone
one can tell whether or not an In Investment Inveftmont investment ¬
vestment offered him is sufficiently
solid to warrant hla putting his savings sav savings savIngs ¬
ings into It It In ths first place use all alltha allthe allthe
the sober common sense you have haveand havoand haveand
and this with A realization of the fact factthat tactthat factthat
that as 8 you cannot bargain advantage advantageously advantageously edvantagoously ¬
ously as an Individual with the em employer emp10yer employer ¬
ployer who hires hundreds of man and andis AndIs andis
is experienced In the art of getting the themost themost themost
most for his money neither can your youruntrained yourunt youruntrained
untrained unt nlnod common sense bo 1 > 0 a safe safeguide safeguide safeguide
guide when it comes to dealing with withmen withmen withmen
men whoso hOBa business Is to dissemble dissembleGo
Go to a 8 man whom you know to be bean boan bean
an honest man conversant with rroney rroneyand Jmeyand r ney neyand
and corporation matter matter and who can candetect candetOit candetect
detect an investment fraud at a aglance aglance aglance
glance Common sense sonsethe the shrewd shrewdnatural shrewdf shrewdfnntural ahrewdunatural
natural ability to form accurate Judg Judgments judgmonteh judgmenteIs ¬
monteh ments I always at a disadvantage
rJ ti fO JQ Jolaii > 4 l1 ifueSIdent iC = President of o the Umt UnitfeGJ UnitfeGJAmerica nit iJ f tine eWorkerBf Workers f fca
ca 1 6 r America
r f unless one has the test Information Informationupon IRformatlonupen informationf informationupon
> upon which to act and about the most mostit JnC8tt
it t can ca do for a man 1I U under such cir circumstances cir cireumetanceals lr lreumstance ¬
eumetanceals cumstances is to cause him to get the thereal thereal he hereal
real facts before forming a judgment judgmentand judgmentand judgmentand
and a dee deofslon ion
You would < uld not think af trying t13lncown tryingown 5 5own
own case in court If you found your yourself you youad youself
self ad Involved In llUgatkm UU tIoft T Yet t the tbejortty thejority n njority
jority of small sm < < Il law suits are simple neompar111Oft ncomparison n ncomparison
comparison with the devices which tl e einvestment elnvoatJnant einvestn
investment investn nt sharpers have evolve L
I IHow How WaIler W was as Bamboozled in H Hong ng Kong B By Ernest rnQSt Brind1
HEN F1F Dick Waller penniless pennlle pennlleacIventurpr pennilessadventurer
W l I adventurer found himself himselfstranded blJNlelttrandecl himselfstranded
stranded n Hongkong hu huwas huwaa hewas
was In that frame of mind mindwhich mllHlhleh mindwhich
which hleh will lead a man to undertake undertakeany undertAkflany undertakeany
any desperate enterprise for the finan financial tlnanclal financial ¬
cial reestablishment reatAbll h t4mt of himself He Hewas HeWiU Hew
w was + s not unknown in the port but ho hoknew hoiuCW hoknew
knew that it t would be useless to ap apply apply apply ¬
ply for employment unlI ment of Any n7 kind from frommerchants fromnerchanta frommerchants
merchants of solid reputation reputa A Awhite Awhite Awhite
white man without good zed + fittals Ulllsls Ulllslsm tlale is isin 1sUt
in about MS 41 hopeless llopeae a case ca out there thereas thereas
as 8 he is In London citySo city citySo dQSo
So Walter w t r interviewed Mr Peter PeterSimpkln PeterSlmlkln PeterSlrnpkin
Simpkln the wellknown Jew finan ftftanclcr finan financier ¬
cier cier wVose name was 11I3 Schmidt before beforehe bet beforehe r rhe
he became R British subject High Highup Blsbup Highup
up on the Peak in a lordly mansion mansionoverlooking man mansionoverlooking lon lonoedooktn
oedooktn overlooking the harbor hued Simpkln Simpklnbut SimpkInbut Simpklnbut
but he transacted his b dubious Busi buslnees bu Business I InMla ¬
ness In a dirty little IItU office In the aa aattve na native natIve ¬
tive quarter quarterTher qua quarterThar kr krb6
Ther b6 Waller found him one morning morn morning mornins ¬
ing and Stmptdn knew at t one ones that thatluck thlltluck thatluck
luck had sent eat him htBttite the very man he herequired herequired horequired
required to act as aa the agent in InVILl1CC advance ad advance ¬
vance of a gunrunning 1II1n anIDg ex expedition e4Uen to toFormosa toFmmoea toroilnosa
Formosa By supplying warlike ke na natives nalv nallves ¬
tives lv in lands far north as Sakhalin Sakhalinand Sakhalinand SnkhaUnand
and far south as Sumatra he had hadbuilt hRdbuilt hadbuilt
built up an immense fortune r < < twte In InUto those thoseventures thoseventures 8 8ventur
ventures ventur however howe the risks were werecomparatively wereconlp1ratlTely werecontparatively
comparatively few fewIt fewIt fewIt
It was a different matter In n the case caseof caseot caseof
of the Formosan Fo enterprise enterJK 6 he had in inmind Inmind Inmind
mind The war between bet Japan and andChina IUMlC andChina
China C lra was at an end and the t island Inlandhad islandhad lAtiUMhad
had been ceded to the Japanese Now Nowthe Nowthe ow owthe
the Chinese Chtae e hvinc in Formosa Form were werefavorable wtretaxable werefavorable
favorable to the cession hut t theamrtgisal the theaboriginal tb tb8JorilrtMl
aboriginal tribes tr1K mhabitimc the thecrn Uteern eant eanttrn
crn high land viewed it with Moetti lisediSentember MoettiSeDtember tI tISeDtember
SeDtember 8 1907 1907I 190
Ity and set up a a republican form tonn of ofgovernment ottoemment ofgovernment
government governmentAnd toemmentAnd governmentAnd
And in this complicated situation situationSimpkln situationSimpkin situation9tmpkln
Simpkln foresaw a i splendid oppertuntty opper oppertunlty oppertunlty >
tunlty of Increasing his wealth by byshipping byshipping byshipping
shipping cheap firearms to tho Insur Insurgents Ineurgents Insurgents ¬
gents He did not tea Wailer so somuch somuch somuch
much but offered hum the post of ofagent otagent ofagent
agent to the Peppohoan P v han i + can chiefs at a asalary a5fllar asalary
salary 5fllar of ono o o thousand thC > usand Mexican exlCAn dol dollars dollars delmars ¬
lars a month monthThe monthTho monthThe
The pay was good and tho prospects prospectsof pro pects pectsot
of excitement excellent and Walter Walterclosed tVallerclosed VaUerclosed
closed with tho offer at once Two Twohours Twohours Twohours
hours after leaving the office of Peter PeterSimpkln PeterSImpkin PeterSimpkln
Simpkln he was as on board a r cargo cargotramp OIlrptrarpp cargotratpp
tramp bound for the port o > ort of ofIcelung ofIcelungand Kelung Kelungand Kelungand
and thirteen hours later ho set fowl on onFormosan onFonnosan onFormosan
Formosan soil soilHo soUlIe soilHo
Ho lost no time In engaging a n native nativeguide naUvlguide nativeguide
guide and purchased a couple of ofponies otponies ofponies
ponies and a few provisions for the theJourney thejourney thejourney
Journey to Tawkan tho town sixty sixtymllea IIIxtymUM sixtymiles
mUM from Kelung where the lour Insurgents lneurgents lourgents
gents were massing massingTho masslntTho massingThe
Tho Journey to Takwan took him himthrough himthrough himthrough
through a succession of deep gorges gorgesrunning gorgesrunning gorgesgunning
running up from the sea 50 covered with witha Ith Itha
a Ji > gorgeous variety of tree and plant plantlife plantUto plantlife
life Occasionally he encountered par parties parties parties ¬
ties of Chinese traveling in n Kelung Kelungand Kelungand Kelungand
and his appearance never failed TO ax excite axcite otcite
cite a a buzz of excited comment Ana If IfWaller ItValler IfWaller
Waller had known that among atJ < < ng these thesetravelers thtMtravelers thesetravelers
travelers were ere Japanese spies dis disguised dl dlgulfled dtagulsed ¬
guised as Chinamen he would per perhaps p perhaps r rhaps ¬
haps have paid ald them a closer atten attention attention attention ¬
tion than he did didThe didIhe didThe
The conference with the Peppohoan Peppohoanchiefs Peppohoanehlefs Peppohoanchiefs
chiefs at Takwan resulted In Wailer Wallersecuring Wailersecuring raUer raUerIJ
securing IJ CUrln an order for the immediate immediatedelivery Immediated8Ite immediatedelivery
d8Ite delivery of 3090 rifles and as many manyoases man manOBSes manyoases
oases of cartridges the money to be
paid to Peter Simpkln at Hongkong be before betore before ¬
fore the cargo left port portThere portThere portThere
There were no safe means of 0 com communicating communicating comrnunlcatlng ¬
municating with Simpkih direct from fromTakwan fromTAkwan fromTakwan
Takwan dO < M > Waller resolved re olved to t return returnto returnto
to 0 Kelung at once and dispatch his hlamessage hismesutfo hismeseago
message from tro t there by the captain of oftho ortho ofthe
tho vessel ve el which had brought him to totho totho tothe
tho island islandHo IslandHo IslandHe
Ho and his servant set off ot an hour hourbefore hourbetoro hourbefore
before sunset Nightfall found them themtraversing themtmver81nc themtraversing
traversing one of the biggest of the thegorges theborgM thegorges
gorges their ponies cantering along Rlongln Rlonglnstngle In Insingle Insingle
single die in a narrow narro avenue winding windingthrough windingthrough Indlng Indlngthrough
through a bamboo forotet tor n Pulling P l1ng up Ul
his pony to light a cigar Waller ttiailer instinotively In Jnatlnotively Instlnot1el
atlnotively stlnot1el became awaro a rare that ho was wasbeing wasGlng wasbong
being Glng watched Ho glanced sharply sharplyback 8ho11plyhaok shtrplyback
back over his shoulder and in his sur surprise surprlao surpriso
prise dropped the MghtQrt lIgh match from fromhis tromhill fromhis
his fingers IDs lls servant was ru nowhere nowherein nowhereIn
in sight trill There was no one behind him himin himIn iImin
in tad t grassy graa y starlit aisle of tho thoforest thotoreet theforest
forest forestPe
Pe Chan shouted Waller PeChan Pe PeChan PoChan
Chan where are you youThero youThere r rThero
Thero Was no answer answer but as Wal Waller Wn1er WaIler ¬
ler er looked flarr the aisle he saw the thehead thehMd thehead
head and shoulders of f a a man appear appearfrom appealtrom appearfrom
from behind s f bamboo amboo not fifteen fifteenyards fifteenards fifteenyards
yards ards away The form vanished at atonce atonce atonce
once but not before Waller had re removed removed removed ¬
moved his hl revolver from tho leather leatherease leatherCAge leatherease
ease strapped round his waist waistSeeing waistSeeIng walstSeeing
Seeing no more m re of the thoapparltlon apparition and andthinking andthlnktac andthinking
thinking that It might havo been noth nothing no notlilag h hIng ¬
ing more than a creation of his fancy fancyhe fancyhe fancyha
he rode ode onward wondering what had hadhappened hadhappened hadhappened
happened to Po Chan Suddenly his hispony hispony hispony
pony reared and jumped to one side sidedashing sidedasillnlt sidedashing
dashing his right leg against the hard hardrough bardrough hardrough
rough stem of a bamboo Clutching at atthe atthe atthe
the reins to save sa himself hlm elf from being
thrown forward he lifted his eyes and andsaw andM andsaw
M saw w two faces one behind the other otherpeering otherteerlng otherpeering
peering from the cover of e the bamboos bamboosgrowing bAmbooegro1ng bamboosgrowing
growing on tho left side of the path pathTho pathThe NLth NLthTho
Tho pony pon snorting snortln with fright leap leaped leAPed leaped ¬
ed forward squealed in agony ago gave gavea
a convulsive conul lve spring into the air and androlled androlled androlled
rolled sideways with a loud crash orashagainst araahagainst crashagainst
against the bamboos bam half a dozen revolver re revolver rev01er ¬
v01er volver shots In Its vitals vitalsShadowy vItalsShadowy vitalsShadowy
Shadowy figures rued on Waller Walleras Walleras Taller Talleras
as he shook his feet clear of tho stir stirrups stlrrupe stirrups ¬
rups and reeled to the ground He fell fellon teUon fellon
on his hl knees and a Chinaman aimed a avicious aIclous avicious
vicious blow at his head with a short shortstabbing sbortstabbing shortstabbing
stabbing sword Waller fired up over overhis overIde overhis
his left shoulder and the man drop dropped dropped dropped ¬
ped dead In his tracks tracksA tracksdeafening
A deafening din of 0 wild 11d yells cries criesand criestmd criesand
and tiring broke out and thepatch of oiopening ofopening ofopening
opening where tho pony had fallen be became becnme became
came tho he scene of a 8 whirling struggle struggleIt strultleIt
It was the very e anxiety R Clety of each of his hisassailants hisRSlMIlIants hisassailants
assailants to be the first to seize him himthat himthat himthat
that enabled Waller ValleI to elude them and andgain andgain andgain
gain the shelter of the forest forestAt torostAt forestAt
At the first lean ho almost brained brainedhimself brainedhlmHlt brainedhimself
himself his head coming Into violent violentcontact violentcontact violentcontact
contact with lth the enormously thick thickstem thickstem thickstem
stem of a bamboo The bamboos grew grewso gre grewso
so close together that a way between betweenthem betw betweenthem n nthem
them was only made possible by walk walking walk1ng walking ¬
ing sideways through the narrow narrowlanes narrowlanes narrowlanes
lanes lanesBullets lanesBullets lanesBullets
Bullets crashed after him rebound rebounding reboundIng rebounding ¬
ing from the hard and polished p lfshad surface surfaceof
of the shining stems like peas from fromplate fromplato fromplate
plate glass The Chinese were spread spreading spreading spreading ¬
ing out to encircleX enclrcl him and Waller Wallercould WaJlercould Wallercould
could actually actuRlI see ee the gleaming bar barrels barrels barrels ¬
rels of their revolvers pointed at him himOnce himOnce himOnce
Once one giant of a man loomed up
In front of him and apd Waller could hear hearthe hearthe hearthe
the quick Intake of his breath as he hethrew hethrew hethrew
threw up ha hJ hand h nd clutching the knlf knlfIJe knifelie knife knifeHe
He never b Weathed tJt < Bathed again a ln for Waller Wallershot Wanershot Wallershot
shot him through the heart heartStill heArtsun heartStill
Still on fallowed f llowed the Chinese their theirnumbers theirnumbers theirnumbers
numbers setuninsr sct < ning to increase the olr
elo they had formed to grow smaller smallerand Sma leI leIand terand
and more complete How was t wt wtcircle t tc tcircle
circle c rele to be broken That was 8S hefiuestfon he hequestion heqUMtIon
question that Waller asked hlrasslf hlrasslfHe him If IfHe ifHe
He set his teeth tight lifted his reVol reVolver re 01 01er olver
ver er and pulled the trigger It snapped snappedoown snap snapoown
oown sewn but there was wa no answering re report rerGlt report ¬
port Every barrel was discharged dischargedand dischargedand
and 3 d he ae had no fresh cartridges with
him They were in a bag ot 0 the sad saddle saddle saddie ¬
dle die of the dead pony
Nearer and nearer the flitting figures figuresapproached figuresapproached figuresapproached
approached taking no precautionary precautionarycover precauUonaTcoer precautionarycover
cover now that they knew the man manwas manwas manwas
was practically defenseless Wailer Wallerwatched Wailerwatched Valletwatched
watched the advance with a curious curiousfascination curioustaselnaUon curiousfascination
fascination He began to count them themrapidly themrapidly themrapidly
rapidly lessening number of o bamboos bamboosIntervening bamboosIntervening bamboosintervening
Intervening betwen him and tho near nearest near6St nearest ¬
est fo too Twelve Twehoeeleentennlne Twehoeeleentennlnet Twelveeleventennineeight eleven ten nine nineeight
eight t ht = = seven leensl eevensixfivefourthree six five fteourthree four three A Ahsnd Ahd Ah
hsnd h d shot out and caught Waller by bythe bythe bye
the e throat throatThe thrOAtTho throatThe
The touch aroused him to a passion passionof
of action He gripped the wrist wrl t with withhis v1thhl withhis
his hl left hand gave It a 8 sharp wist wistand wlstand wistand
and brought brou < < ht down the butt of the re revolver reolver revolver ¬
volver on the tense muscles below the theelbow theelbow theelbow
elbow joint jointThe jointThe jointThe
The Chinaman reeled back with Ith a ashriek 8 8Sh ashriek
shriek Sh rlek of agony and Wailer a red mist mjstswimming mst mstawlmmlng mistswimming
swimming before fore his eyes hit out at atthe atthe atthe
the next man manBut manBut manBut
But a club swung from behind fell fellwith fellwith fellwith
with fearful force on his shoulder shoulderancl shoulderAn shoulderand
and An < < the straight lines of towering toweringbamboos toweringmboos toweringbamboos
bamboos mboos the savage faces tho blaz blazing bluJ blazing ¬
ing J stars disappeared in a black dark darkit darkDes darkfl
Des fl
Dest it t was early morning when Waller Walleropened WaUeropened Walleropened
opened his hJsees eyes conscious of o a terrible terribleIstng terrible1IIn terriblerain
pain rain In his snoulder shoulder and found 8 8a a
a ne5e soldier watching over him himWhats himWhats
Whats this said frailer Klier rising to tohla tohis tohis
his feet H and d staggering drunkenly drunkenlyWhy drunkenlyWh1 drunkenlyWhy
Why theres the sea seabut but what are areail ar araJl areall
ail those ships shipsThe 51161The slilpeThe
The calm surface of the sea was wasdotted wasdotted as asdotted
dotted with cruisers gunboats and andtransports andtransports andtransports
transports And from the transports transportssteam tral1portssturn transportssteam
steam launches laune ies es loaded with troopscame troops troopscftrae troopsCfnDe
came toward the shore shorehe shOretOThe shoreThe +
tOThe The he Javanese have come to take
They know that they can reap a goloV goloVen goldren 01 < 1 1en
en harvest If their schema la only < my presented pre presented rc rcent ¬
sented ent d properly and an that they can af afford attprd afford ¬
ford to employ the most expensive expensivealda expensiveaids expensiveaids
aids In the way of crooked lawyers to todefend todetond todefend
defend them and to advise Investors Investorsand Investorsa investorsand
and a d unscrupulous advertising n gents figontsto gentsto
to prepare prepa booklets prospectuses and andconfidential nndconfident1aI andconfidential
confidential letters lettersWhen lettersWhen lettersWhen
When these thes baits are so skillfully set setthat eetat setthat
that at Hardheaded and experienced experiencedbusiness experiencedbusiness experiencedbusiness
business men who themselves know knowsome knowflome knowsome
some of the tricks of the trade are aredeceived aredeceived aredeceived
deceived deceived by them what chance do you youthink youthink youthink
think a worklngman workingmanwhose whose financial financialexperience financialexperltnco financialexperience
experience is confined usually to tomaking tomak1ng tomaking
making the contents of his pay en envelope envelope envelopeoover ¬
velope velopeoover cover the household billshas billshasto bills has hasto
to see Jl9 through the mysteries mygterJ of the theproposition thepropo81Uon theproposition
proposition propositionThere propositionThere T TThere
There are a few of these fluandal fluandalsemaphores fiuanc1alf1emaphores financlalsemaphores
semaphores however which every everywage everywaso everywage
wage worker should know how to read readand readand readand
and can know At first glance they theyseem theyseem theyseem
seem to show e a clear rightofway to togive togive togive
give the signal to come on at full fullspeed fullpeed fullspeed
speed with your savings account acc < iUnt In Inyour Inyour n nyour
your hand but when you know the therules therUlea therules
rules oi o the road you can BOO a red redllsht red11ghte redIighta
llsht 11ghte a danger elgnal rilgna1ewlnglng swinging from fromevery tromevery fromevery
every one of these semaphore arms armsUf armsI armsSIgns armsIll
Uf tf tfSigns IllSigns I
Signs of Anger AngerHero Angermero AngerHere
Hero are some of the danger signals sig signals ¬
nals 1118 of this sort which are very decaptive de decaptive decaptlve
captive at first glance glanceThis glanceThla glanceThis
This company Is going to be kept In Inthe Inthe inthe
the hands of the common people and andout andout andout
out of the hands of the capitalists capitalistsThe capitalistslh5 capitalistsThe
The shares of this company have haveincreased haveIncreased haveincreased
increased CO O per cont since our fiscal nsoalagents fiscalagents SOQI SOQIBCIlts
agents put the first block of develop development developmfnt development ¬
ment stocks on the market sixty slxtydays slxtydaysa days daysago daysago
ago a o they th9 will oe advanced twenty twentypoints twent twentpolnta twentypoints
points on the first day of next month
and you must act promptly JII ompUy and an remit remitat remitat remitat
at once if you wish to take advantage advantageof advantDgof
of this handsome advance advanceX ndanceAppeal
X f g gAppeal ti tiAppeal
Appeal to People Cost 8100000 8100000We 100000We 100000 100000We
We n need ed only a a limited amount of ofImmediate otImmediate ofImmediate
Immediate development work and In Inorder Inoreter inorder
order to secure the requisite qulSlte Bum Bumwithout eumwithout sumwithout
without delay wo are making the con confidential conMentIsl confidenifal ¬
fidential offer of a a bonus of one share shareof shareot shareof
of preferred stock for every ten shares sharesof sharesot sharesof
of the common iommon which you can secure secureat securoat secureat
at 3t cents on the par value If you re respondat reSp01idaat roslioi4dat
spondat Sp01idaat once Just as soon as our ouraeeds ourHeeds ourneeds
Heeds for development d elopment expenditures expendituresare
are met by subscriptions on this lib liberal llbera1 Uberal ¬
eral basis it will 1n be impossible for foryou toryou foryou
you to secure the common as It will willbe willbe willbe
be withheld from the market except excepton excepten
on offerings of 90 t > cents or better betterYou betterYou betterYou
You ore taking no risk for our ourguarantee ourguarantee ourguarantee
guarantee Is behind every ever share of ofour otourstock ofour
our ourstock stock The Silver and Gold In Investment Investment Investment ¬
vestment and Surety Company Is back backof backor backof
of our securities and the Searchlight SearchlightInvestigation SearchUghtIRvestigation SearchlightInvestigation
Investigation and Expert Engineering EngineeringAssociation EngineeringAssociation EngineerIngAssoclatlon
Association has made a detailed de lled oxamination ex examination 0 0aminatlon ¬
amination and analysis of our proper properties propertIes properties ¬
ties and stands sponsor to the world worldfor worldfor worldfor
for them In the first three months monthsof monthzsof monthsof
of operation of our properties we
have been able to pay our stockholders stockholdersa
a a dividend of 12 1 p per r cent and the thesplendid the8plendld thesplendid
splendid ore Or bodies now in sight aht war warrant warrant warrant ¬
rant us In assuring a UMftg oar stockholdersthat stockholders stockholdersthat 8toeldaoJdrthat
that this dividend wli will be substantially substantiallyincreased wbe1rt1all wbe1rt1allIncreased subelantiallyIncreased
increased in the next three thre months monthsowing mnthaowing mntheowing
owing to the increased faciht faciltvs s of ofproduction orproduotlon ofproduction
production made possible po Sble by great greatadditions areaLnddJt10tHI greatadditions
additions to our working work g equipment equipmentAH equjp equipmentll L LAU
ll 1 1All
These are only a few of the th mutt muttglaring JftOCtglaring mostglaring
glaring statements oontafned in j II the theconfidential tbecon theoanfidentlat
confidential con denttRr circulars and lid latter lettersdlgplayed latterdisplayed leiteIMdl
dl displayed 1ed in advertiferoents and made madetoy mad madby madeby
by solicitors sol ltors to draw money from thepockets the thepockets tbepockets
pockets of the wage earners There Thereare Threnro Thereare
are scores of other and n4 more subtle subtleand subtleand subtleand
and clever baits in ev ever every ry mode of expresston ex expression expreHlOft ¬
pression but they all spell pell on OM word wordand wordnnd wordand
How do I know U t How Ae I dare daremake duomake daremake
make so broad a statement Because Becausewe use usewe
we have had times Um of unprecedented unprecedentedprosperity 1IDprecedentedprosperity unprecedentedprosperity
prosperity for so long that millions of ofdollars atdollars ofdollars
dollars belonging to capitalists capl are ly lying lyIng lying ¬
ing Idle or drawing only O ly small u inter interest latrest interest ¬
est As a result the sound securities securitiesad securitiesar4 eostrlts eostrltsnt4
ad the solid investments Jnv tmenta are snapped snappedup snappedup pped ppedup
up by men who understand UIIdenttan4hese vanes vaneshese values valueshese
hese men command large 1ar e sums sumsand nlD nlDan sumsand
and an in order to secure all the tit money moneyrequired moneyrequired T TrllClulr
required rllClulr d for a solid and honest bIxIe t enterprise enter enterprise enterprise ¬
prise it t is only necessary for men menhaving JMI1hAving menhaving
having real investment Iny tJMnt opportuni opportunities opportWties opportunities ¬
ties to go to them th them and convince them themof themot themof
of the merit of their propositions They Theywill Theywilt Theywill
will fret not permit rmlt to slip past t them any anychance anychance anychance
chance to make SI 1111 11 per cent or even evenIt
16 per oent provided the risk la s lavoed lavoedis voiced voicedis ed edIs
is not too great Which is only an another another another ¬
other way of saying that when W a con concern concern concern ¬
cern must go forth with blare of K trumpets trum trumpets trumPf ¬
pets Pf to secure money 1DOD y from rom the wage wageWOfkers wagewo wagewokers
WOfkers wo kcr the proposition it has to offer offeris offerla offerIs
is notl only not worth consideration considerationbut eoaeIderattonbut considerationbut
but it sho1d be left severely lI ry alone If1t If IfIt ItIt
It were sound to the core idle capitalwould capital capitalwould capltalwould
would be put into it t before the confidential con confidential CO COllaenUar ¬
fidential letters to prospective Jt1O JHtOt1 wage wageearner wAKeearner wageearner
earner investors could be printed printedAnd pdatedI1d printedAnd
And I1d this feature of the matter matterstands JDtterstands matterstands
stands out In n its true light when some something somtcthing something ¬
thing of the coot of exiling t IJmg stocks by byan byan byan
an appeal to the common ooaam g people peopleunderstood is isunderstood j junderstood
understood Not ot long ago a Chicago Chlcaguconcern Chicagoconcern CblcairLoconcern
concern which had gone to the peo people peupie ptupIe ¬
pIe for its support went late the ttiehands thehands thehands
hands of a 8 receiver receiverWage reoetvtrWage receiverWage
Wage earners and people working workingfor WOIkjngtor workingfor
for small salaries salar had put i111 1M M into intothe in intothe lQ lQtho
the enterprise When the receiver be began begnn began ¬
gan his examination of o the affair 0 uuthe ol olthe 0tho
the company in order to determine determinehow deennfnlhow doI rmin rminhow
how much those at t the Dead ot it bad baddiverted baLtdiverted baddiverted
diverted Into rite their own pockets he hewas hewaa hewas
was amazed to discover dJ eovlK that the en entire entire entire ¬
tire 100000 had been spent in getting gettingthe bettingthe ettln ettlnthe
the great publicity campaign cam 1l started startedThey startedThey tart tartThey
They had committed the error d dmaking Cmaldng t tmaking
making some particularly flagrant flagrantmisrepresentations kKrntmisrepresentations flagrantmisrepresentatkrns
misrepresentations and this th1 put a aperiod aperiod a aperiod
period to their plans by sending them themto themto themto
to the penitentiary before they the were werequite wereQuite werequite
quite ready to do th the actual looting lootingThere lootb8There lootingThere
There is just one thing thlD for the sensible sen sensible 8eBsible ¬
sible workman safCeri lU < < erI from an at attack Attack attack ¬
tack of the Investment InY tmeat fever er to do doand 40ana doand
and that is to go 0 to a 8 solid man of offinancial offinancial offinancial
financial experience expert a trustworthy trustworthyman
man and ark him to ascertain a cMtaiI for him himwho blmwh hintwho
who wh are the men behind this wonder weudeafat wonderful W8DderIlil ¬
fat opportunity offered to him findout find findout 11ndout
out what their records have been n in inthe Inthe Inthe
the past ast and what they are putting puttinghis puttinghis lUtUn lUtUnhis
his money Un y intn as wen a as what there thereis thereIs thereis
is and whe there is behind their theirguarantees tbeirguarante theirguarantees
guarantees and Ad guarantors When Whenyou Whenyou hen henOU
you OU have lODe this you win find in inall In1U Inall
all probability that that your fever to get getrich getrich getrich
rich quick has coaled coel to the freezing freesicjrpoint freed freedpoint freezingpoint
point pointConrrtsfct pointCOIJTfSht pointCopyrlgat
Conrrtsfct lOOT by Joseph B I Bosh BewfcOUR BewlluOUR BoshOUR
What any day may bring to na naWe WIWe usWe
We do not know knowThe knowThe knowThe
The famine or the overplus overplusOr fivellluJlOr everplusOr
Or weal or oJ o woe woeThe woeTbe weeThe
The triumph or the happiness happinessThat happnuThat happtasaiThat
That gives life zest zestThe Z8 zestThe t tThtt
The failure which with all its stress stressMakes air airMakes stressMakes
Makes us seek HIt restWhen rest restWhen r t tWhen
When morn breaks bre s eer us in ear 1 couc coucWo couct couctWo eoucWe >
Wo cannot say sayIf sayIf sayIf
If It will be Hurrah or Q OIM Ouek oh
That marks r arlrs the day
If well exult in triumph trluta > > h or orRegret orRegret orRegret
Regret weve sinned
Or Joy to count the profit profitThan more re
Than weve been skinned skinnedBut skinnedBut lldanetBut
But be our portion what It may r
Or large or small smallOf smallOt smallOf
Of nectar we snail s ll taste that day dtl dtlOr
Or only oal gallThough gall gallThough I IThough
Though good may come or oven bad badWe
We press the Muff WWfWo bluffWe MuffWe
We never know wRen we we have had badBnougb I IEnough >
Parok Puok
1 Funeral of o f a Doge of o f Venice Venice Veni e
AD I timed my visit to Venice I Icould Icould Icould
HAD H could not have done better bettorfor betterfor bettertor
for I assisted at a ceremony ceremonythat ceremonythat ceremonythat
that originally took place placenearly placenearh placenearly
nearly 400 years ago and will never nevertake nevertake nevertake
take place again I was W S present at atthe attho atthe
the funeral of a 8 doge Now Venice Venicehas Venicehas Venicehas
has not been ruled by a a doge dOg for more morethan morethan morethan
than 1W years eans but this particular particulardoga partlcularoog6 particulardoge
doge Sebastlano Venlero tiled ilo over overMO overyears
MO years ago and was decently burled burledat burledat burledat
at Murano and one might have sup supposed suppo supposed ¬
posed po ed that that was the end of him himThis himThis himThis
This was not however the place In Indicated Indicated indicated ¬
dicated In his will no attention was waspaid waspaid waspaid
paid to his wishes until his remains remainswith remelnswith remainswith
with tho heart Intact were brought broughtto
to Venice in June last Then all that thatwas thats thatwas
was s left of this distinguished doge dogeand dogeand dogeand
and brave soldier soldierfor for he commanded commandedthe commandedtho commandedthe
the Venetian flotilla at the battle of ofFormosa orFormosa ofFormosa
Formosa said a little wizenfaced wizenfacedeoldter wizenfacedsoldier Izonfacedeoldter
eoldter The ships came during the theBut thenight thenight
night nightnut nightBut
But how did I get here barer asked the thebewildered thebewildered thebewildered
bewildered Waller Last night I was wasattacked wasattack wasattacked
attacked attack ad and nndand and left for dead I Ishould Isbou1d Ishould
should think thinkYou thinkYou thinkYou
You were In great danger last lastrlght lastrlgbt lastnight
night continued the Japanese and andif andIf andif
if some of our troops had not been beenin beenIn beenin
in the bamboo forest tO 5t you would have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been killed by the Chinese ChineseHe ChineseHe ChineseBe
He stopped and andiiooked fr looked closely at atWaller atWaller atWaller
Waller fo a moment Then he spoke spokeAgain spoke8f1tn spokeagain
Again AgainA 8f1tn 8f1tnA
A ship leaves for Hongkong at mid midday midday midday ¬
day I have orders to see that you OU go goby goby goby
by that ship And to tell you that thatthe thattbe thatthe
the Peppohoan chiefs will not require requirethe requiretho requiretho
tho 30010 OW rifles Steps are being taken takento t3 tajten tajtento en ento
to secure their peaceful submission submissionWaller submissionWaller submissionWailer
Waller stared at tho maskllko face faceas t faceas ce ceas
as one would do in a trance tranceBamboozled tranceBRmbooled tranceBamboozledl
Bamboozled he murmurecL murmure Bam Bamboozled Bambooziedl Bambooziedi ¬
Lepanto In 1571 1mwas was placed pJaoe in thechurch the thechurch thechurch
church of S Giovanni and Paolo Paolowhore Paolowhore Paolowhore
whore hie statue done by Antonio DalZotto Dal DlZotto DalZotto
Zotto stands stan s In a It conspicuous place > > lace I Ihad Ibad Ihad
had been saying all the time I was la laVenice llVenice InVenice
Venice tat it was a great pity one onecould onecould onecould
could not see the gondolas decked In Ingay Inpy ingay
gay colors coI l8 and manned by gaily cos costumed 008tumQd ooeturned ¬
turned gondoliers gondoH s SJB In the days 78 of ofthe otthe ofthe
the doges and here her as though thou < < h by he ihetouch hetouch be betouch
touch of a necromancers wand WDd6 w wwera we wewers wewere
were taken back nearly 400 years yearsI
I had not heard of the funeral and andwan andwaR turdwas
wan drifting about idly la my gondolawhen gondola gondolawhen pndolawhen
when the scene o splendor burst upon uponmy uponmy uponmy
my gaze You may be surprised at atthe atthe atthe
the idea of a a funeral unual being beIB a scene cen of ofsplendor 0 0plcndor ofsplendor
splendor but the barge in which ih I the theremains he herlIDlalns < j jremains
remains of the great t Veniero lay was wasS wasG1iY wasgay
S gay y 1n In red velvet and cloth cl th of gull puMand Ju gulland < L Land
and was towedby towed towed hy a gorgeous 8Orgf > OlS gondola gondolawith fol gondolawith < Io1J Io1Jvlth
with gondoliers in the costm costJmfs 9 i tlf > t lua luaday L3dtty I s sdry
day In the one black cover covl a l g gdola 1 1dola gdoia
dola sat t a cardinal in robes of s lar sarand or t tand tand
and before beto him lj IJk an opoi Oi ope 1 p i dui duidraped < nl i idraped
draped dra d ht Mack came the ono OIl or s rvu rvuIng rVl rVlIug n tv tvbig
big Vrnlero vfI JenJ the one living desc < us k < < ndaist ndaistof ndattor daut dautof
of the I1 fighting hglng doge nae an old man nld1 ni i t the thevery lheuy thevery
very uy lID image or of hr his s ancestor or ns nr sd e1 t in n
black broadcloth will a deep niuru niuruiug n turn turning UrHIne ¬
ing band upon his tail hat Thn ih n was wasnothing wa1nolhlug wasnothing
nothing sore Intp Intf1e8t1n Interesting resting In tii ti whol wholpageant whole wholflI wholepageant
pageant I < < eanlthan than this graybikini graytk r rd d dacendant i iscendant ote otecencJa >
acendant cencJa t of the great doge og th t h < last lastof labtof lastof
of his line ne too for my gndollf gondni r toil toilme tolame loilme
me with a ione one ne of reproah reproR l i a I h hVOI his hismice is isvoice
voice VOI e that Si Sjn n rr r Veniero though rich richwas rhhWIlS richwas
was a brnil bachllnr bachllnrAs r rAs rAs
As the fiiiirrrl furH funt al cortege Poat f1atl uatcl < l by bywe bywe bywe
we followed toll Wfrl it LO the d Janos Jill < ir < s jidarc jidarcwhere It laacewhore da t twhere
where it lanU lar landed t > l and was iu IIIt < t r ty tyCuldOft oycordon > y A ACordon
Cordon of soldiers loldl fS and sailors id a amilitary amtUtaJY amilitary
military fund plai playm a fun funrd rtil riarcli riarclithe rHrchthe riirclrthe
the very march I Mould should oul say jutsm jutsmfrom tIf utgtnfrom 111 111from
from the style tyleoof of the music that waS wuaplayed waSplaed wasplayed
played at thill thl dogee first funeral funeralcenturies rncralcenturies it4riil it4riilcenturies
centuries ago qoThe The Louim Loon r rmans in lv lvmans l lmans
mans H
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