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THE KINGS.
XT 10TJI8H IMOGEN GUIIIXT.
IV. man said unto his Angel:
"My spirits ere fallen low,
And I cannot carry this battle;
O brother! where might 1 go?
j "The terrible Kings re on me.
With spears that are deadly bright;
,1 Against me so from the cradle
, Do fate and my fathers fight."
I Then said to the man his Angel:
"Thou wavering, witless soul,
I Sack to the ranks! Wbnt mutter
To win or to lose the whole,
' "As judged by the little judges
Who hearken not well, nor see?
' Not thus, by the outer ifwue.
The Wise shall interpret thee.
, "Thy will is the sovereign measure
And only event of things;
I The puniest heart, defying,
Were stronger than all these Kings.
; "Though out of the past they gather.
Mind's Doubt, and ltodily Fain,
' And pallid Thirst of the Spirit
That is kin to the other twain; ;
"And Grief, in a cloud of banners.
And ringletted Vain Desires,
And Vice, with spoils upon him
Of thee and thy beaten sires
"While Kings of eternal evil
Yet darken the hills about,
Thy part is with broken snbre
To rise on the last redoubt;
f
"To fear not sensible failure,
Nor covet the game at all.
But fighting, fighting, fighting.
Die, driven against the wall.
From "Happy Ending."
I A FRIEND OF CINDERELLA
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By ELSIE VERNON 9
The new girl gave her name as
Honora Harding. Some of the pupils
looked at her sweet, sensible face ap
provingly, and thought they would
like to be friends with her. But most
of the elrls of No. 12 were ruled hv a
rather spoiled and over-dressed girl,
Lucille Blake.
"We can't take her up," Lucille
aid, loftily, when they talked It over
at the noon recess; "she looks so com
mon, and her clothes are dreadful.
If we make friends with every nobody
that comes into the school, our set
Will be spoiled."
Nora walked home that night with
her pretty head held high. Not a
girl In the school had spoken to her.
"I'm glad," she said vehemently to
herself, "that we muBt stay In that
little cottage for a while, and I'm glad
that the trunks didn't come, and I
had to wear this shabby old sailor
uit to school the first day. Now, I
shall see just what those silly, stuck
up girls really think of me. If I had
gone as Miss Harding from Oak
Place, they would have been friendly
enough."
Then chldlngly she went on: "Hon
ora Harding, you are actually calling
them names because they didn't like
you. Are you quite sure that you
would always recognize a lady, even
It appearances were against her? Oh,
I do hope so! I should hate being
uch a snob that I could not."
Nora soon reached the house on
back street where the Harding fam
ily were, as they called it, camping
out until the big house was ready for
them.
"The trunks came to-day, Nora,"
aid mother, cheerily. "You can have
another dress for school to-morrow.
That old thing Is really too shabby to
wear again."
"If you don't mind, mother, I think
I will wear It a few days more," said
Nora.
"Oh, very well!" said mother, with
a twinkle in her eyes. She could
make a guess at the reason.
The next morning Nora went
straight to her seat when she entered
the schoolroom. She nad received no
encouragement to join the group of
girls at the reading-table. She opened
the unfamiliar books to look for the
lessons.
"I wonder if I could explain a bit
about the history," said a gentle
Tolce close beside her.
Nora looked up to see a girl whose
dress wag even more shabby than her
own despised sailor suit. But the
girl was smiling in a shy yet friendly
way, and Nora smiled back.
, "I noticed that you seemed con
tused over our topics yesterday, and
I thought I might tell you how we use
them. I am Barbara Franklin.
"Sit down with me, Barbara. It's
lovely of you to help me, and It's
twice lovely of you to come to speak
to me. I thought I wasn't going to
kave a friend in the school."
They bent over the history lesson,
and when the bell rang Nora looked
at Barbara, and said, "I believe we're
going to be the best kind of friends."
"Oh, I do hope so!" said Barbara,
o fervfently that they both laughed.
And they were. They spent the
first day getting acquainted, and
after that, as they said, they "Just
fitted each other."
"I must tell you," said Barbara,
onsclentiously, "that my mother Is a
dressmaker."
"My mother Used to be a music
feacher." said Nora, with a queer lit
tle smile.
"I suppose that's a bit more ele
gant," said Barbara. , "I thought I
ought to tell you, because some of the
girls think It will not do to associate
with working people."
"Dear me!" said Nora, ''I'll never
i 4o, then, for all of our family are
working people, and there are eight
t us. Father earns our living, and
- mother says she earns several livings
'. looking after the rest of us. I'm
afraid we are quite hopeless. We'll
Just have to hold together, Barbara."
iaVad Barbara agreed to that.
,Mother,w said Nora one day,
Hdont you think a Cinderella has a
beautiful chance to find out what peo.
pie are really worth while?"
"Yes," said mother. "Did you find
any?"
"I found one friend of Cinderella's
that's a treasure, and several that are
quite nice."
When the second week drew to a
close, Nora invited Barbara to come
home and stay With her until Monday
morning. When they came out of the
schoolhouse a carriage was waiting.
"I think we would better ride,"
said Nora, calmly motioning Barbara
to get In. "It's so far, and we want
all the afternoon for a good time af
ter we get there."
"Why, Nora! I thought you lived
on Baxter street!" cried Barbara.
"We moved to Oak Place yester
day," said Nora,
Barbara gave her one amazed but
comprehending look, and then got In
to the carriage, and they rolled away
in state across the city, and out to
the hill where stood the most beau
tiful home In the country. Sweet,
shy little Barbara was Introduced to
the Jolly family as "my dearest
friend," and she was welcomed roy
ally. "You'll really belong to us," a big
brother assured her. "Nora's dearest
friend has practically to live In the
house."
Under their friendliness Barbara
forgot her usual reserve, and showed
what a charming girl she was. And
the family agreed that Nora had
made a wise choice.
On Monday morning the girls of
No. 12 were fairly buzzing with ex
citement. "It just can't be possible," said
Lucille, petulantly.
"But It is," said another. "I saw
them on Saturday. Nora and her
mother and brother were in the car
riage, and Barbara Franklin with
them. I asked mamma about it, and
she said that the girl in blue was
Mrs. Harding's youngest daughter.
And she knows, for she met them
last winter before they moved here.
We made a dreadful mistake In not
being friendly with her. Mamma
says she Is such a lovely girl, and so
clever."
"She acts now as If she thought
Barbara was the only girl in the
world," said another, watching the
two girls as they came up the walk
together.
"Well, I can't say much for her
taste," said Lucille, "I never saw
anything in that quiet Barbara
Franklin."
But "Cinderella" and her friend
were more than content. Christian
Standard.
WISE WORDS.
Where there is most weal there Is
most wealth. A. M. Falrbalrn.
Our fears are always greater than
our foes. Ram's Horn.
Wisdom Is always good to learn,
whose wisdom soever it may be.
A. M. Falrbalrn.
You must learn to deal with odd
and even in life, as well as In figures.
Woman's Life.
If you wish for anything which be
longs to another you lose that which
Is your own. Eptctetus.
I do not know of any way so sure
of making others happy as being so
one's self. Sir Arthur Helps.
Have an aim in life, keep thinking
about your aim, and you will avoid
many ills and troubles. Green's
Fruit Grower.
The greatest thing in the world Is
a good man, and all good Aowb out
of the spring called a great heart.
N. McGee Waters.
Responsibilities gravitate to the
person who can shoulder them, and
power flows to the man who knows1
how. Don't worry! Gospel Herald.
The surest pleasures lie within the
circle of useful occupation. Mere
pleasure, sought outside of useful
ness, is fraught with poison.
Beecher.
If you want to know how much a
thing is worth, ask the people who do
not possess it; if you want to know
how little it Is worth, ask the people
who have It. Woman's Life.
It Is not the merely cold or the
merely emotional woman who can in
fluence a man's life, but the woman
with self-control, which, in Its high
est form, Is self-abnegation. Wo
man's Life,
I like people who have noble im
pulses and make noble mistakes, who
love and hate strongly, who can dis
agree with you and disapprove of you,
and yet who could sacrifice anything
for you. Woman's Life.
Lord Kelvin's Work.
Lord William' Thompson Kelvin
had a very important part in the lay
ing of the Atlantic cable lines. He
was the chief electrician and advisory
engineer at the time of the laying of
the first line in 1867-58, and again
in 1865-66. For his distinguished
services In this direction he was cre
ated a Baron by Queen Victoria in
1892. -
Lord Kelvin rendered distinguished
services also in 1869 as electrical en.
gineer for the French Atlantic cable,
the Brazilian cable in 1873, the West
Indies cable in 1875, and the Mackay- j
Bennett cable in 1879.
Besides this great work in the ad
vancement of the ocean cables, Lord
Kelvin found time to Invent what is
known as the mirror galvanometer j
and siphon recorder, used in connec-'
tlon with submarine telegraphy. He
was the Inventor, also, of a mariner's
compass, a navigational sounding ma- 1
chine, and many electrical measuring
Instruments that are In universal use.
New York Times.
SHANGHAIED COWBOYS.
Jacob Russ. alias Arizona. .TnV.
had been In many disturbances of the
peace ana had arrested many desper
adoes. His weanona were, flrat. ha
coolness; second, his quick and cer-
tun aim with his revolver. A banker
once, desiring to send some gold dust
to San Francisco, put it in charge of
Jake and four others of the same
kind, knowing that it would be safely
transported. The dust was duly
turned in, and the guard determined
to do the town.
This was before San Francisco was
visited by the great earthquake and
Are, and there was a deal to be seen
there. What a cowboy would bn in
terested in was not palatial resi
liences, or libraries, or scientific in
stitutions. The party was rather in
cllned to sample the product of corn
and rye distilled into whisky and af
ter a three days' bout sank to sleep
In a glnmlll near the bay.
The ship Sarah Rose was sailing
out of San Francisco Bay, the rising
sun shining on her stern. The cap
tain, a short, thickset, ugly-looking
man, walked the quarterdeck, get
ting her out of the harbor as best he
could with three or four miserable
looking men who knew very little
about seamen's work. The truth is
that Captain Banker was such a
fiendilsh tyrant that the only way he
could get a crew was to take what he
could find In places frequented by
sailors, get them drunk, carry them
aboad and sail away before they got
sober.
"Mr. Hale," he said to the first
mate, "get "em up."
Mr. Hale commenced the rousing
of a dozen or more men who were ly
ing on deck by kicking them, each
kick accompanied by an oath. When
roused they would open their ej-es. at
first stupidly; but, seeing themselves
at sea, would exhibit great surprise.
After much effort they were all
aroused and lined up on the deck for
Inspection.
"You're a fine lot of lubbers . to
ship for able seamen," growled the
mate. "And you fellers over on the
end o' the line, I reckon the only ship
you ever sailed in was a nralrle
schooner."
"You're dead right," said one of
the men last addressed, "hut wn'd
like to learn the trade at least some
of us would If you'll give us a
chance."
"You'll have a chance, and If you
don't make the best of it you'll learn
seamanship at the rope's end."
With the second mate the first
chose two watches and the lot were
ordered for'ard. It was not ten min
utes before the man who had spoken
for the end of the line" walked for
ward. He was followed at different
distance by four others. The mate
ordered him back, but the man paid
no attention to the order. Thn mnte
seized a belaying pin and rushed at
me mutinous sailor with It raised
high. There was a report and the
belaying pin dropped to the deck.
The mate had been shot through thn
wrist.
The first mutineer nassprl nn nnd
the next apneared before the mate.
ordered him to throw up his bands,
at the same time shoving an enor
mous revolver up against his nose.
The first man, when within twenty
feet of the captain shot off his right
ear. The cantnln nulled n nlatnl hut
the mutineer dropped it on the deck
with a bullet before it could be fired.
"Do you know," roared the cap
tain, "that this is mutiny, and mu
tiny is punished by hanging?"
"I know that you drugged me and
my men when we were celebratln'
and brought un off to thin shin
against our will."
The second mate was hplnw with
half a dozen men, the only regular
crew of the Sarau Rose, and depend
ed on by the officers to enforce or
ders. They were a lot of desnernrinen
but were well treated and well paid.
Two of the "end of the line" men were
at the forecastle gangway. As the
mate, who, on hearing the shots, had
rushed for'ard, ran up the gangway
he found himself pinned below by a
cover that had been put over the
opening. He ran aft, calling to his
men, and. reaching the after
way, saw a man leaning over it with
a revolver. u exploded, and the
mate's cap followed the ball. The men
below drew back. Then a cover was
run over the gangway and battened
down. This left only the captain, the
first mate and the few men who had
been working mt the vessel to op
pose the five men who had taken pos
session of the ship. Only the latter
were armed.
"Cap." said the leader, "I venture
to Introduce myself as Jacob Russ,
commonly called by those who love
me tot fay gentle disposition, Arizona
Jake. As I toll you, me and my
friends would like to learn navigatin',
and we'll teach you how to treat re
spectable citizens in accordance with
the law of the land. What trail do
you follow, cap?"
The captain hasitatlng to reply,
Jake tipped the end of his nose with
a bullet, whereupon he admitted that
he was bound for Puget Sound.
'I think we'd prefe- a short trip
southward. You might land us some
where about Santa Cruz."
The captain required a little more
gentle coercing before he made up his
mind that the only course left him
was to get rid of the tartars he bad
caught oa the best possible terms.
So It was agreed that he would run
the ship to Santa Cruz, using the men
he had on deck, who wero to work
under the revolvers of the mutineers,.
Under a fair wind and good weather
the Sarah Rose was run Into port, a
boat was manned and the five mu
tineers were rowed by those of the
crew who wished their freedom to
shore. The gig was left at the dock
and the five disappeared. Dalles
Optimist.
A RIFLE AND A SLEEPING
SWITCHMAN.
Paddy Flynn, who is now an engi
neer on one of the fast trains of the
B. & N. W., was a fireman four years
ago, and owes his promotion in part
and a very fine diamond pin entirely
to his quick and most remarkable
action in time of extreme danger. He
is a remarkable rifle shot, holding
several cups' and medals for his prow
ess as a marksman at county and
State shooting matches. On the prin
ciple that as he was running out ot
Omaha he might lit any time be called
upon to look at the barrel end of a
rifle, Paddy always carried his favor
ite firearm with him. He was never
called upon to use It against bandits;
but this peculiarity of his was ot
good service in one emergency.
One Sunday afternoon, when It was
already almost dark, at four-thirty
o'clock, Paddy climbed into the cab
of No. 4, then the fast mail train be
tween Omaha and Lincoln, which had
right of way and was supposed to
have all switches locked for it. With
the Irish fireman, of course, was his
Inseparable weapon.
About fifteen miles of the Journey
had been made, and the express was
going into a station where It was
scheduled .o pass a slow local which
had taken the siding. Glancing lu
stlnctlvely at the switch, the engineer
was horrified to find that it was still
set for the sidetrack, and that there
was every chance of a terrible rear
end collision, which, with both trains
full of passengers, must involve great
loss of life. At the switch, his head
between his hands and his red lan
tern In front of him, was the rear
brakeman, who had evidently gone to
sleep while waiting for the express,
forgetting to throw back the switch
for the main line.
"the engineer reduced his speed as
much as possible and turned to speak
to Paddy. At thtt moment a rifle
shot rang out and the red lantern
was shattered to fragments. The
brakeman awoke to see the oncoming
headlight, and quick as thought threw
the switch to the proper side. He
had no time to lock it; but he held it
for the minute while the express
passed.
Such remarkable presence of mind
attracted the attention of the chief
officials of the company, and the pre
sentation of the pin was the result of
a report by the engineer. When
Paddy was congratulated on his quick
wit, he grinned and Bald:
"You see, gentleman, the boys al
ways did be havln' the laugh on me
because I toted my gun In the cab;
but I always told 'em I'd have the
laugh on them some day. Besides, it
was an easy mark, and as I turned the
same trick ten years ago I knew it
was a cinch unless the boy at the
switch lost his head." New York
Tribune Sunday Magazine.
AN INCIDENT OF MORGAN'S RAID
ERS.
This thrilling incident happened on
the morning of July 14, 1863, on the
Little Miami Railroad, which ran out
of Morrowtown, Ohio, John Red
mo n was the engineer of a special
train filled with recruits who were to
be taken twenty-five miles away to
Camp Dennlson.
Just before the start was to be
made, word came that General Mor
gan and his cavalry were in the vicin
ity; but the volunteers were enthusi
astic and wouldn't hear of delays.
They were enough, they said, to take
care of all the guerrillas in the Con
federate army!
Everything went well for the flrst
two-thirds of the Journey; but at
Loveland word was received that Mor
gan was nearby, lying in wait for
this very train. The trainmen were
anxious to turn back; but the army
officers and recruits insisted so stren
uously that they go forward, boasting
that they were sufficient protection,
that one of the railroad officials told
the engineer to proceed if he wished
to. Redmon had his favorite loco
motive, the John Kilgour, and didn't
know what fear was; so he signaled
All aboard!" and started.
Morgan's raiders suddenly ap
peared at Danger Crossing, only four
miles from their destination, and
opened fire; but the engine men
ducked, and the train went ahead at
full speed. The volunteers set up a
great shout ot derision for the Con
federates and praise for Redmon; but
a short distance farther on a huge
pile ot ties and rocks had been placed
on the track and when the Kilgour
struck it, it was hurled into the ditch
beside the track.
The fireman was Instantly killed;
but Redmon escaped without being
seriously injured. Tbe 'volunteers
were easily captured by the Confed
erates and sent to a Southern prison.
Sunday Magazine.
Three Words Would Do.
Taft took five thousand words to
answer the question "What is whis
ky?" He might have answered It in
three by adapting General Sherman's
definition of war. Philadelphia
North American.
Comprehensive Charge.
"All cheese is'sDolled." remarked
the vegetarian boarder, "but some'
kinds are worse spoiled than others."
..........................
how a Fortune was Hade $
lo tbe Sixteenth Century. J
In his article on Jacob Fugger, la
Harper's, Paul Van Dyke gives a pic
ture ot the extraordinary operations
ot this man who loaned money to
kings and to the church, established
enormous mining enterprises, con
trolled certain trades, and was alto
gether the prototype ot the financier
of to-day.
"From .trade to all parts of Europe
and the New World and from mining
the Fuggers had made great profits.
But the most profitable of all their
enterprises was the loaning of money
to princes, from whom they received
privileges, obnoxious to the feelings
of the people, that enabled them to
turn this money over with great
rapidity. In 1511 the Fugger for
tune amounted to 245,463 florins.
For about a generation after Jacob's
death, In 1626, the property of the
family continued to increase. In 1546
it was over 6,000,000 gulden. And
this balance sheet meant that, besides
paying the expenses of a very large
family, they had twenty-flve-folded
their property In thirty-five years.
"The Fugger capital was for the
next hundred years more and more
Invested In loans to the Spanish Haps
burgs, though member after member
of the family withdrew from the
business and retired to his estates.
By the middle of the sixteenth cen
tury they were probably the richest
bankers, merchants and promoters
Europe had seen. But their huge
fortune went as It came, and the
Fuggers declined with the Spanish
Hapsburgs as they rose with them.
The estates they bought have re
mained with some of their descend
ants, become nobles and princes, but
by the middle of the seventeenth
century their five millions of gulden
and three millions more were gone,
lost In the decline ot wealth and
power ot Charles V.'s descendants and
successors.
"The churches and charities they
founded survive."
THE MAN OF MODERATE MEAN'S.
Stogies nis Regular Smoke What He
Uses When He's Feeling Rich.
"AH things," eald the man of mod
erate means, "Impress us by com
parison. If a man had lived all hia
life in a palace it would have to be
a very grand sort of a place Indeed
that would seem anything particularly
fine to him, whereas If he had lived
always in a shack a very modest
house would seem to him lux
urious. "It since they first came In we had
been driving steadily a ten thousand
dollar automobile then obviously it
would take quite considerable of a
kerosene cart to give us any added
Joy in that line, while if we had been
accustomed constantly to ride in the
subway, even the simplest ot gaso
lene gigs might give us great glee.
All things go by comparison.
"Take, for Instance, smoking. My
regular smoke Is a stogie that costs
f 1.45 a hundred, but I buy also for
special occasions a special brand of
cigars for which I pay $2 a hundred;
I buy a fifty box at a time for a dollar.
Commonly I smoke the stogies, and I
think they're pretty good, at a littla
less than a cent and a half a smoke,
but it I happen to strike a little
streak ot luck I blow myself to a
couple of those choice smokes out of
the other box, In which really I find
great pleasure.
"It's all by comparison. Some men
would have to pay $10 for a cigar to
get any fun out ot it. I can get a lot
of fun out of a two-center.
"And speaking of great pleasure,
I'm glad I have not exhausted all
my great pleasures; I've still got them
all, or mostly all, to enjoy. My ca
pacity for novelty and enjoyment has
never been much taxed; it is still
practically poundless. I have got life
ahead of me, not behind, and when I
do get money, as I certainly hope to
do some day, everything will be new
and charming to me and I shall enjoy
everything immensely.
"I've got something to look for
ward to, anyway, and I think there's
something in that." New York Sun.
The Age of Young Men.
The young man just out of college
gets a good many hard knocks, both
from hard-headed business men and
the funny columns of the newspapers.
Here is a story from a writer in the
Chicago Post which helps to balance
the account:
"So you've just graduated from
college?" snapped the head ot the
firm. "And I suppose you think you
know enough to run the business it I
give you a place?"
"I hadn't considered that phase ot
the matter," replied the graduate. "I
called to Inform you that I have com
bined all your rivals, and am willing
to let you Into the combination if you
will talk business."
The Forests of the Niger.
The Insects ot Africa are expert
disease carriers, and they come in
such numbers on the Niger that one
hardly dares to use one's lamp or go
too near a light of any sort at night.
These forests on the Niger are deadly
places for all tljeir haunting attrac
tion and take a big toll both ot Euro
pean and native life. Yet the flrst
three days on the Niger, with all its
mud and Its smell and Its mangrove
flies and its frogs and its crickets, are
enough to give the newcomer an ink
ling of the drawing power, the fas
cination, ot what is probably the
most unhealthy country in the world.
W. B. Thompson, In Blackwood's.
AMOUNT EATEN IN 70 YEARS.
hi That Time Man Consumes Ninety
Five Tons.
It a man of seventy-five was) starr
ing, It would probably be little corn
ier to him to think that he had con
53941 I
of II- 1
own 1
i, but
sumed In the course of his life 63
tons of solid food and 42 tons
quid, or about 1,280 times his
weight in both solids and Hquldi,
It would be true. .
Being a man of average appetite and
purse he would have eaten fifteen tons
of bread, which would have made a
single loaf containing 1,200 cublo feet
and appearing about as large and the
average suburban home, and on this
bread he would have spread one ton
of butter. If his bacon had been cut
In a single slices, says Harper's Week
ly, the strip would have been tour
miles long, and his chops placed end
to end would have extended two miles.
Twenty ordinary-sized bullocks have
supplied him with beef, eighteen tons
of which he has eaten, along with five"
tons of fish and 10,000 eggs and 860
sounds of cheese. If he had elected to
have all vegetables served at ones)
they would have come to him In a
train of cars the pod containing all
his peas being over three miles long.
He has had 9,000 pounds of sugar,
1,600 popunds of salt, eight pounds of
pepper and 100 cane of mustard. Three
ponta of liquid a day would have
amounted to 76,600 pints, or 42 tons.
If he had been a smoker, he would
have burned about half a ton of to
bacco In a pipe, or if he preferred
cigarettes would have smoked about
160,000.
Facts About Crowns.
The lightest of European crowns la
the state crown of Great Britain,
which was made for Queen Victoria
66 years ago. Although It weighs
only two pounds, seven ounces, Its
value Is 11,600,000. One enormous
sapphire came from the signet of Ed- f
ward the Oonfessor. I
One of the rubles has a sadly traglo
history. It was at one time In the
possession of one of the great kings
of Granada, whom Pedro the Cruel
invited to his palace and basely mur
dered through greed of this gem.
In the pope's treasure house are
two crowns which are valued at $2,
600,000. ' One of them was the gift
of Napoleon to Plus VII, and contains
the largest emerald in the world. The
other, the gift of Queen Isabella of
Spain to Plus IX, weighs three pounds
and is worth 1,000,000. Chicago JouN
nal.
THE STORY OF THE PEANUT
SHELLS.
As everyone knows, C. W. Post, of
Battle Creek, Michigan, Is not only a
maker of breakfast foods, but be is a
strong Individualist, who believes
that the trades-unions are a menace
to the liberty of the country.
Believing this, and being a "natural-born"
scrapper for the right, as
he sees it, Post, for several years past,
has been engaged in a ceaseless war
fare against "the Labor Trust," as
he likes to call It.
Not being able to secure free and
nntrammeled expression of his opin
ions on this subject through the regu
lar reading pages of the newspapers
he has bought advertising space for
this purpose, just as he Is accustomed
to for the telling of his Postum
"story," and he has thus spent hun
dreds of thousands of dollars in de
nouncing trades-unionism.
As a result of Post's activities the
people now know a whole lot about
these organizations: how they are
honeycombed with graft, how they
obstruct the development of legiti
mate business, curtail labor's output,
hold up manufacturers, graft upon
their own membership, and rob the
public. Naturally Post Is bated by
the trades-unionists, and intensely.
He employs no union labor, bo they
can not call out his men, and be de
fies their efforts at boycotting his pro
ducts. The latest means of "getting"
Post is the widespread publication of
the story that a car which was re
cently wrecked In transmission was
found to be loaded with empty pea
nut shells, which were being shipped
from the South to Post's establish
ment at Battle Creek.
This canard probably originated
with President John Fitzgerald, ot
the Chicago Federation of Labor,
who, It Is said, stated It publicly, as
truth.
Post comes back and gives Fitzger
ald the He direct. He denounces
Fitzgerald's statement as a deliberate
falsehood, and underhanded and
cowardly attempt to injure his busi
ness, having not the slightest basis in
fact. As such an effort it must be
regarded. It Is significant that this
statement about "the peanut shells"
Is being given wide newspaper pub
licity. In the "patent Inside" of an
Eastern country paper I find it, and
the Inference naturally Is that labor
nnionttes are Insidiously spreading
this lie.
An institution (or a man) which
will resort to moral Intimidation and
to physical force, that will destroy
machinery and burn buildings, that
will malm and kill If necessary to ef
fects Its ends, naturally would not
hesitate to spread falsehood for the
same purposes.
We admire Post. While we have
no enmity toward labor unions, so
long as they are conducted In an hon
est, "live-and-let-live" kind of a way,
we have had enough of the tarred
end ot tbe stick to sympathize thor
oughly with what he 1b trying to do.
He deserves support. A man like
Post can not he killed, even with lies.
They are a boomerang every time.
Again we know, for hasn't this wea
pon, every weapon that could be
thought ot, been used (and not sim
ply by labor unions) to put us oat of
business, too?
I am going to drink (wo cups of
Postum every morning from this time
on, and put myself on a diet of Grape
Nuts. Bully for Post! Editorial i
Hit Amsrican Journal of Clinical MiHain.
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