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(Copyright, 191::. by the McClure News
Whether you he on the threshold of
life, or in the middle of the field of la
bor. you can't rise a harvest worth the
planting, unless you have sowed iu
economy and have cultivated with dis
Extravagance, »*ither of time or of
taoney. or of the expenditure of energy,
has driven more people to the wail,
both young and old than has any oth
H* sin in the big catalogue of human
Every one who has succeeded, either
In money makitiR or in any other ac
complishments. has done so by the
practice of legitimate economy and
Sy the avoidance of extravagance.
True, many a great scientist or
classic professor appears not to be able
to save money, or, at any rate, has not
•aved money but he has economized
%la time, and has not been extravag
ant in the practice of his profession.
He has been economical, although,
Bnancially he may seem to be the re
rcrse of economical.
There is not a business man of
prominence in the whole wide world
•ho did not. in his formative age,
•conomlze, and even carry the practice
H'economy to what might be con
sidered the extreme of economical
toily. By the saving of cents, he ac
cumulated dollars: by taking cure of
Sttle things, he was able to prossess
jreat things. Today he may main
automobiles and ocean-going
fachts, he may have several summer
palaces and as many city residences,
ie may appear to be the personification
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Xeither the psychological, nor the
Chimcal. nor the material laboratory
has analyzed success. Like gold, It is
noncomposite and Indivisible. Yet it
to definable, for success is simply the
result of doing your best.
More than your best is impossible.
Less than your best is inexcusable.
Neither God nor man asks you, or ex
pects you. to travel beyond the limit of
your capacity. But your life will not
te pleasing to God. or acceptable to
man. if the result of your endeavor
represents less than the fullness of
ITou are not doing your best if you
persistently try to do more than your
®apacity veill permit, or less than your
ability and opportunity allow.
Don't float, swim.
The floater, making no headway of
OJsonn. cant steer between the rocks
of disaster, or keep to any course lead
ing to anywhere.
The swimmer, because he is self-pro
*™n®' can steer his way into success.
The world called you. You had no
Choice. You had to obey the summons
Your employer is your superior of
•cer when you are on the field of busi
ness, thought he may be Intellectually,
wclaliy and morally your Inferior.
matter how well educated you
WHAT IS SUCCESS?
Why. you do not know, nor
*oes anybody else know. Will you
8Wlm? Wni you
^rour birth .you are responsible for your
No matter what your station, or how
"ow Mttle may be your natural
Allity. you. more than any one else,
re in command of yourself and. while
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action of business, like the dls
•pune of war, demands both the lead
and the led.' Without commanders
activity would be but the movement of
ne mob. Accomplishment of every
*ind requires manager and managed—
w# oidwtr and the ordered.
RESPECT YOUR EMPLOYER.
competent you are
•"'•ordinate to the man you work for,
being, is a better
wyn than you are, or must be so con*
per cent of employes
and about 100 per cent of unsuccessful
workers, criticise their employers, and
nave nor show much respect
wrtne men under whom they labor.
The perfect employer doesn't live,
.wl?] not be perfect until there
You cafi't catch'up with the time
you have lost
like. disastrous, and dishonest If you
ai*#xpected at a cerjtalfi time, or have
agreed1 to be somewhere at an hour
•pacified, you are dishonest to your
nslfand to •. the other if you don't
on- time. BecaiuMt you are ex
g-JlwitiA preparations are made for your
••t^mrfvnl. and delay Injures both, you
•n&tbs party to be seen.
Promptness 1s a commodity, ne
—in every market
"iness stands for failure, and is
unner of disaster.
behind-time boy or man can't
0*9*... opportunity tor
iMM oftim*, even at
Jnoonvsnlence, t)i*a be a min
•wnd. Neither Is likely to be fully sat
t°, the other until the golden
role Is the Initial law of business, and
B* "way of the golden rule la but a
™he modern employer often expects
too much, and the present employ* Is
•a often willing to give too little..
they occupy different post*
aon, the upper one may not give the
J°w»r one his deserts, and the man be
low may continue to feel hostile to the
vnan above trim. But. be that as it
way. nobody ever ever succeeded in the
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Being ahead of time may lose a
minute being behind time may spoil a
BEING ON TIME.
of vulgar show and of criminal ex
penditure but, mark you, young man,
everything which he has today,
whether he uses it, or misuses it, would
not have been his unless he had won
his dollars by the saving of his cents.
No one ever made a great discovery,
or came near to it, who did not practice
the economy of effort, and sacrifice
pleasure and other things, that he
might reach the goal of accomplish
The spending of money for the sake
of spending it represents the lowest
order of character. The saving of
money, or of energy, or other accumu
latlon, that one may be prepared to
meet disaster and emergency, is the
fundamental basis of every kind of
The spendthrift, either of money or
of energy. Is despised by his fellows,
and even by those who are like him.
The present is yours. The future
is dependent upon what 011 do with
the present. Today is the forerunner
of tomorrow. What you do today af
fects tomorrow more than what you
do tomorrow affects tomorrow. The
economy of the present stands for
security and protection, without which
no one is safe.
Don't be either a miner or a spend
thrift. Better be the former than the
latter, for the miser injures only him
selft, while the spendthrift is a menace 1
The smile of extravagance is too thin
to wear. It is but the telltale veneer of
transparent folly. It is no better than
butter without bread—a surface un
backed by the »tuff that holds.
you may not be able to scale the moun
tain before you, you can, unless you
are crippled, establish yourself upon a
foothill of success. If this hill repre
sents the highest eminence possible for
you to attain, then, when you stand
upon it. you have reached the pinnacle
of success for you.
Do your best, whether vou be a shoe
shiner or a bank builder. If shining
shoes is your work, shine them so well
that you will be known as the shoe
shiner of your town. Don't give up
shoe-shining until you have mastered
it, for only the masters of small arts
can master greater arts.
You can wield the sword of success
until you have successfully carried the
gun of labor. You can't profitably
command unless you were efficient un
Beware of the top it may fall upon
you or, you may tumble off from it,
if you get on it before you are able to
keep from losing your head.
The monument of success is but
a collection of little successes, a gath
ering together of small things well
As you stand in the majesty and dig
nity and glory of your personality, with
your feet planted upon the material
earth and your eyes looking into the
sky of opportunity fail not to realize
that, so long as the sun shines, or the
rain descends, so long as there is day
or night, you, not others, are in com
mand of your wonderful machine, and
you, more than nature itself, are re
sponsible if the wheels of your energv
bind in their turning.
ranks who refused to obey a reason
able order or declined to respect the
man in command.
The fact that you are an employe
may be taken as evidence that you are
incompetent to be an employer, for the
time being, any way. The man above
y°u Js10a better man than you are In
tne field of business, or you would ex
With few exceptions, the man on
top got there, and stays there, because
ne was. and is. competent, and the man
below Is where he Is because he has
not reached a degree of efficiency suf
nclent to make him a commander of
and a dispenser of judgment.
You^are not a slave you have a
right to maintain your Individuality
and self-respect yet you must do as
you are told to do. If you would expect
ever to be able to tell other people
what to do.
The successful employer springs
from the successful employe. The man
on top was once at the bottom. He
was,a good employe first. a competent
The fellow who started on top
Fault finding employes remain em
ployes, for fault finding alone, without
fcSf1 °th®r bad influences,
sufficient to keep a man down.
You have no right to take pay from
any man, or to expect a raise of sal
faufcS?! you give in return, not only
faithfulness^ and energy, but respect.
You cant respect youi«elf if you
"•Poet others, particularly the
man ahead of you.
and you can't be sure unless you have
nrim^l oftime for unavoidable
or unexpected delay.
be late, take an earlier one. Arrival at
»head of time is
advantage, but. an appointment
•honM rr. "r »i»poiniraent
«*c«Pt at the hour
iwu have agreed to meet
other than the man
is o'clock" allow
.ln his office
f.. don't enter
10, for he may have
«n*y not want to see
you until the appointed hour.
If you are to meet some one out of
town, inquiring a railfoad ride, select
the train that probably will bring you
*n®f® *t the time agreed upon. o% be
fore, but take an earllw one if there is
any chance of the other train being
late. It Is well not to notify the party
that you will be there at any specified
oOloe. If the traAi Is late, he wUl ex-
cuse you, &n«i he can ascertain the d9»
lay by telephoning the depot. If the
train is very late, better telegraph him
the cause of delay and reputed time of
But arrive at the office you work In
on time or ahead of time. Wait for
your employer dou't make him wait
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The cheerful face. like the sun, dis
sipates the clouds. The smile, and the
•'heerful countenance are commodities
negotiable in any market, at home or
abroad and they are the most inex
pensive of all. for they cost only an
effort, and little effort if one practices
Things don't run smoothly on the
railroad of life. There are delays, hold
ups. side tracking, and accidents, and
the unexpected is constantly occurring.
If you are a wage or salary earner,
be known as the "cheery face" of the
office. Smile while others scowl. Be
cheerful when there Is excuse for de
pression and things all about you are
cloudy and dark.
Your employer, whether he be a suc
cess or a failure, is under strain and
pressure. Many a day he enters the
office, fretful, irritable and despond
ent. Things have not gone right with
him. perhaps, at home, more likely in
business. He is carrying a load, which
you. an his helper, cannot weigh and
measure until you have occupied his
position and have lifted and carried his
responsibility. The man at the helm
seldom rests. Very likely he will not
be as polite to you. or to others, as
he would be if he were not suffering
from internal turmoil. He may be
short and brusque, but meet him with
a smile. Radiate good cheer. Do
what he tells you to do, whether it be
pleasant or disagreeable, as though
you loved to do it. When he calls
you to his desk, walk briskly toward
You are starting at the bottom ot
Most likely you are one of many
employes, a fellow worker, with those
who started in eurlier than you did.
Almost before you have hung up
your hat and coat, the fault finder or
knocker Introduces himself to you.
You can't fail to recognize him. He
is covered with the bruises coming
from the knocks he gave others who
knocked back. He has no respect for
himself or for anybody else, and no
body respects him. He is but a rusty,
untrue wheel in the machine of busi
ness. He moves with friction.
He tells you that there is no chance
for anybody, that the boss is con
ceited and overbearing, and abuses his
employes. He informs you that the
firm is the most disreputable one in
the trade, and that all other houses
are better officered and offer more
opportunity. He assures you that pro
motion is well nigh impossible. He
objects to discipline, thinks that the
hours are too long, and that the work
is too hard.
Because he is disgruntled, he would
have you dissatisfied. He wants you
to be like him, yet he will dislike you
if you descend to his level. He places
the blame upon somebody else and
never upon himself. Should another
boy or man be promoted in his stead.
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Dress never made a man. or a woman
The dude and the dandy are unnat
ural and unprofitable products of ultra
civilisation. They have no value in any
market. If it were not for their self
made idiocy and consummate conceit,
they would either change their clothes
and their artificial style, or else they
would jump overboard, murmuring
"thank you" to the accommodating
There are five fundamental rules of
dress, applying to both sexes and to all
ages and conditions of life:
1.-—Dress appropriately. Wear over
alls or calico. If your work requires
either, and wear business clothes when
2.—Dress neatly and never extrava
gantly. whether you be behind the
counter or In front of it. at the business
desk or in the ballroom. Extravagance
in dress is not appreciated by people
3.—Avoid flashy, heavy, and over
conspicuous jewelry, whether it be gen
uine or imitation, and whether you be
rich or poor.
4.—Cleanliness is far more important
than quality of fabric. A cheap suit, if
It has wear in It. with clean linen, is
far better than $50 clothes with soiled
collar and cuffs.
5.—No matter where you are. wheth
er In business or society, dress so that
you. not your clothes, are conspicuous.
The appropriately dressed man or wo
man Is never known by his or her
clothes. Nobody Is appropriately or
sensibly dressed if the average Intelll-
An Excellent Sentiment
From the Fargo Courier-News.
A barber shop in Fargo has this motto
3., Remember that your mother was
That's a good sentiment and a good
place to put it. Why should a barber
•hop degenerate Into a dump for filthy
"SMILE, BOYS, SMILE."
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You are a beginner, a factory hand,
or an office or errand boy, or a ste
nographer, or an apprentice, or an as
so-called ••police" papers and
sinluioles of profanity?
Smut and profanity are useless things,
anyway. What pleasure Is there in
either? '•Remember that your mother was
That ought to help "you to
keep your mouth —, —,.
.Our 1compliments to the proprietor of
that shop he will not loee our patron
age by lus quiet but pertinent sign.
Ths Cost of Living.
Walt Mason, in the National Magazine.
The cost of living Is so high it stag
gers thoughtful voters a man can
scarce afford to buy mors'n half a
dosen motors. The subject's one
must engage ths minds of earnest
thinkers, and stir up to a noble race
the nation's tariff tinkers. They preach
It from tne pulpit now. the editor as
sails It the Jurist with his bulging
brow, denounces aatd bewails It The
cost of living is a shame, that much
thsy ara agreed on. while ohooeiag out
and kindrsd things to~
The cost of living Is so Ugh! But as
If you are "there* you will get
"somewhere" some time. If you are
not "there," you will get "left" when
your employer Is qsnsldering pro
motion and pay-ralalng.
Be on time, and you may succeed.
Be late, and you are sure to fall.
him and leave hlm with animation
manifested in both face and feet.
Doing your duty, your plain duty,
is sufficient for holding your position
and for a moderate increase of salary
but doing your work with cheerfulness,
with enthusiasm, and looking for things
to do which you don't have to do, but
which mean so much to your employer.,
stand for an Increase of salary and for
It is not altogether what you do, but
how you do it, that counts.
No one wants a despondent, morose
clerk in the office. No able employer
is impressed with mechanical duty
doing or with automatic faithfulness.
What he wants Is both, combined with
expressed willingness. When he sees
this combination, he intuitively follows
the employe and, when the grapes of
promotion are ripe for picking, the
sunny-faced man or boy will get the
The sunlit face lights the way to
The smile is a commercial com
modity and has a definite financial
Don't smile all the time don't wear
a perpetual grin and don't smirk and
make a specialty of laughter but be
cheerful and sunny, so that, when you
enter the office, those .there will be glad
to see you, will feel friendly toward
you, and will reciprocate with cheer
Smile, employe, smile smile at work
and smile at play smile when the sun
is shining, and smile on a rainy day.
he shouts "partiality," and claims un
fairness. He does everything except
the things he should do. He Is his own
Shun the knocker as you would the
plague. Keep away from him. Don't
lunch with him. Don't walk home with
him. Despise him.
Perhaps some of his fault finding
is based upon fact, and maybe some
of his knocks have reason behind
them but whether he be right or
wrong, the very spirit of knocking
stands for failure.
The knocker only knocks himself,
and those who are foolish enough to
get within range of his knocks. He is
not likely to hold his position long,,
and it Is absolutely certain that his
pay will never be raised. He either
stops knocking, or he remains a fail
ure. He has no friends, and no listen
ers save those of his kind, who pro
gress downward because they would
rather work hard at kicking and
knocking than use their energy in
getting up instead of staying down.
I-iOts of folks overwork, trying not to
work. Their kicks kick back and their
knocks knock 'em out.
The knocker is a plain and simple
fool of the most conventional type of
everyday Idiocy. He hasn't a single
redeeming quality. He would be bet
ter off, and the world would be bet
ter off, if the world would take him
by the nape of the neck and pitch him
overboard, with apologies to the re
Knocking knocks the props from
under the bridge of success.
gent man or woman can describe his
clothes at a glance.
Appropriate dress is never conspic
uous and those who see it simply know
that one is well dressed, but do not
know exactly how one is dressed.
Nothing disgusts an employer more
than to see his clerks, whether they be
well paid or under paid, adorned in
shabby finery or ln clothes too expen
sive. or otherwise inappropriate for
their work. Rich and conspicuous
clothing appeals only to those of little
mind and of less account
Cheap clothes are not necessarily the
most economical, but there Is a great
difference between the clothes of ex
travagance and those which are too
poor to wear. True economy selects
No one ever obtained a position or
won promotion, by extravagant dress
Appropriate clothes are demanded by
all sensible employers, and they have
no respect for the unclean and un
kempt. nor for those who overdress,
even though some of them may be able
to afford It.
The proper clothes to wear are those
which not only fit you mechanclally,
but are appropriate to your work and
position in life.
The truly great are not especially
concerned with clothes. The superfi-,
cial. in the main, are the most extrava
Extravagance in dress, no matter
how rich or poor the wearer may be. Is
a sign of mental weakness, and of a
lack of ability to discriminate properly
and to weigh values, not only in clothes,
but ln the more Important affairs of
one gives his tour up, and still our
well dressed paupers fly to make the
rounds of Europe. Their hard-earned
pennies they expend for tapestries and'
laces, or gems and paintings without
end, to stun their native places. Then
back they come, and at the pier we
meet them, greeting, giving, and
whisper facts Into their ear about the
cost of living.
The cost of living is so high! That
wall our lives Is haunting and yet we
always seem to buy whatever we are
wanting. We deal ln dire prophetic
words that hint of grim disaster, then
throw our money at the birds, and try
to throw it faster. We say the nation'a
on the brink of evils reprehenslve, and
then we pause and take a drink of
something quite expensive.
The cost of living is so high! And
oftentimes I wonder what view would
take our sires who lie the spreading
yew trees under, if they came back to
earth again from Eden's meadows sunny
and saw the present tribes of men
a-burning up their money! Our good old
dads who used to wear their homespun
trousers always, whose wives and
mothers cut their hair, and trimmed
their straggling gal ways! Our good
old dads who tolled and wrought and
saved, the legal tender—oh, it would
make their hearts grow hot to see the
•The oost of living is so high it wor
ries us and bothers but most of as
would rather die than emulate our
ACTIVITIES OF WOMEN
Women work as stevedores In Japan.
Pearl fishing is done by women la
Missouri school teachers average $S7
a month salary.
Harriet Judd Sartain is the pioneer
woman physician of America.
The Moscow hospital, the largest in
Europe, employs over 900 nurses.
Two women are running on the
democratic state ticket in Kansas.
Mrs. Martha Anderson has been re
elected treasurer of Pacific Grove, Cal,
Germany now has 60 towns where
women are employed as policewomen.
Of the total population of 2,537,167
In New Jersey, 1,250,704 are women.
London has a detective agency man
aged by a woman with 12 sleuths under
Mrs. Mortimer Singer, of Ixmdon, re
cently made a balloon flight of 200
Miss Jane Delano is at the head of
the 4,000 American Red Cross nurses.
The majority of women workers ln
Great Britain earn less than $3 per
Queen Mary is conceded to be the
best dancer among the British royalty.
Women school teachers In Topeka,
Kan., receive an average salary of
$76.75 per month.
The best constructive work done on
the Trans-Siberian railway was in
charge of a woman.
Mrs. J. H. Reed, of Pottsvllle. Pa.,
was the first woman notary public in
the United States.
Paris has an English woman who is
making a comfortable living acting as a
guide to visitors.
Miss Margaret McMahon has been
employed in the Bethlehem. Pa„ post
office for 25 years.
The cigaret habit is growing to an
alarming extent among the women of
the better clastf of Ottawa, Canada.
Gaby Deslys, the French dancer, has
sailed for home with nearly $200,000
earned on the stage ln this country.
Mme. Lillian Nordica, the opera star,
who died recently at Batata, Java,
left jewels worth $1,000,000.
There are 34,417 women studying the
profession of nurse training in the
schools throughout the United States.
In the past two years the subject of
woman suffrage has been before every
parliament in every nation except
Mile. Marie Galtier, the French bar
rister and professor of law, says that
being a lawyer is very tiring for a
While the women have the right to
vote and do take an active part in the
elections in New Zealand they do not
care for office holding.
The London Telephone Service em
ploys a woman superintendent at a
salary of $1,500 a year and nine as
sistants at $900 a year.
Miss Sarah Thompson, of Oaklyn, N.
J.. has been teaching school for 47
years, having begun her career when'
she was 17 years of age.
Queen Elena, of Italy, spends about
$16,000 a year for dresses, while the
German empress spends about $20,000
for the same purpose.
Mrs. Almeda Reeves, of Brooklyn, has
danced over 25,000 miles, according to
the register of the tangometer which
Dr. Mary J. Hogue. who makes a
specialty of the study of marine animal
life, has been appointed a professor of
biology at Wellesley college.
Mme. Caillaux, who killed Editor
Calmetto, of the Paris Figaro, is to be
tried on the charge of "homicide with
After six years' of service as deputy
prosecuting attorney in Seattle, Wash.,
Miss Reah M. Whitehead has resigned
to enter the race for a judgshlp.
Miss Ethel Hays, the daughter of
a Billings, Mont., banker, is the most
perfect woman in America, according
to Hamilton Wolf, a New York artist.
Miss Clarie Scheehan, of Atlanta, Ga,
will journey 10,000 miles to Cape Town,
South Africa, to become the bride of
Judge Richard Wilmot, of that place.
Miss Ellen Wrlghtman, a school
teacher of Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., recent
ly won a wager of $100 by flying for
15 minutes in an aeroplane at a height
of 3,000 feet.
So powerful are the Mormons that It
is estimated that their missionaries in
Europe, exclusive of England, send
across the Atlantic to Utah between 800
and 900 girls annually.
Over 300 women and girls are carry
ing on a novel recruiting campaign in
London, where they are distributing
circulars telling women of the delights
of army life.'
An international association of
Jewesses has been formed in Italy, the
object of which is to keep Jewesses in
touch with big current events and to
protect Jewish girl immigrants.
Mrs. Rachel F. Avery and her daugh
ter, Julia, both students at the uni
versity of Wisconsin, will at the end
of the term tour of Eurpoe on a motor
cycle which has a chair attachment.
Believing it her duty to remain at her
post as a missionary in the Industrial
school in Mexico City, Miss Laura
Temple has refused to leave the Mexi
can city, where riot and recolution is
likely to occur at any minute.
Miss M. Wood has been forewoman
for 30 years at the Brooklyn navy
yard, where all the United States flags
for government use are made. This
is done entirely by women, and one wo
man is kept busy all the time cutting
Cleveland school teachers have voted
to affiliate with the American Federa
tion of Labor so as to strengthen their
fight for better wages. Over 1,300 of
the 1,600 teachers have already signi
fied their intention of becoming mem
bers of the union.
Since Miss Katherine B. Davis, com- i'
missioner of correction ln New York
City. Issued an order against bringing
food into the Tombs jail she has re
ceived several threatening letters and'
she is now guarded by detectives from
the time she leaves home until she re
turns at night
Mrs. John M. Glenn, of New York#
has been elected president of the N«4
tlonal Conference on Charities and
Corrections, being the second woman
to hold the office in the history of ths
A Kind Wish fsr Mother.
From the New York Bventng Bun.
The 5-year-old found his mother''
looking a bit unhappy.
"Have you a pain, muvver?" he
asked sympathetically. When sho
nodded, he thought a minute and then
"I wish .a fairy would come and turn'
your pain into a piece of cake." Then,
ths small boy asserted himself over the
angsl child, adding, and I would eat