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7 he Uses of Adversity "I wish I could slide along in busi ness as easily as George Seagrave," said John Nelson, as he joined his father in the library after dinner. "What's up now?' asked his father nh unthine." replied the son, "on- see of it the more I'm convinced it's a capital arrangement. I used to feel as you do, but I've lived long enough to see a great many things adjust themselves. There is a law of compensation at work, my boy, and no class has all the advantages. It would be a very poor world if we all slid along as easily as George does." "What do you mean by that?" asked the son. "Just this: it takes opposition or hardship, or whatever you please to call it, to bring out the best in us and make us good for anything. You know the old saying, 'It's three gen erations from shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves.' A man goes out in his shirt sleeves and gets his living, but he de cides that his children shall have more opportunity than he, so he gives Todd Says: STEALING TIME -:- them an education. The sons make money by their educational advan, tage, and they pass it on to their sons, who have never known the struggle of acquisition. The sons' sons go through it. And so the shirt- ly George has just been appointed as- sleeve proces begins again. It doesn't sistant general manager of his fath- always happen so, but it happens with er's firm. It doesnf seem right for sufficient regularity to form the basis a fellow to have an advantage like of a proverb. The exception proves that given to him, while fellows like the rule." me have to dig for everything they "Yes, but it needn't be so," replied pt . , the boy. But that seems to be the way the 7 Kn0Y nat- " . world is made, John, and the more I DUl e 8 enufu l,u"V " nrove wnai i wain iu any. il.cu uuu himself put the Jews through the pro cess of adversity to whip them into shape. It was only about four nun tired miles in a bee line across the wilderness. But God made the Jews take forty years to get to Canaan, be cause He wanted to toughen them and make them ready for the con quest, when He got them there. The Bible says He 'led them not througn the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near.' They would have got there to quickly to sand the hardship. And if they had defeated the Philistines, they would have been unprepared for a still worse enemy; I mean the opulence and plenty of Canaan. "Men are defeated by easy victories and cheap successes more than by ad versities. Disraeli was hissed down in the British Parliament when he made his maiden speech. But that only toughened his fibre and stiffened his resolve. Grant's reverses were the school In which he learned how to win his later victories. It makes all the difference whether a closed door is a final rebuff or an invitation to battle through. I'm more afraid of a cheap and easy success for you than I am of struggle. If you strug gle before you achieve, you will have charcter to hold you steady when suc cess arrives. The trouble with many persons is that they have no charac ter to go with their acquisitions. It Is a case of diamonds on dirty fingers. "Have you never seen an engine T pounding itself to pieces on a slippery rail in winter? What it needed was sand, opposition. Friction spelled progress. Even a kite can't rise with the wind. It must ascend against it. Don't spend your time quarreling with the order of things or fretting about some one else's easy success. An oak grows in the open, tortured by a thousand storms. The hothouse plant never, knows the glory of the sky." Youth's Companion. (Washington Times.) from his regular pursuits, and then U. an officer of the law were tc step , to be ten or fifteen minutes late, up behind you today, tap you on the means that much time lost for him shoulder- and say- "You're my pris oner" it undoubtedly would be very disturbing. Most people, after a hasty review of their actions of recent date, would psk, "What's the charge?" And i fthe officer were to say. "You are pinched for robbing several people cf a lot of valuable time." you would be real annoyed and complain, per haps, of a paternalistic government and a nosy police system. Would you be justified? The writer was recently enjoying a few hours with a dentist- who com plained that many of his patients did AOt pay their bills. "And I suppose you' put a lot of valuable gold fillings in their teeth?" ho was asked. "Gold nothing," he replied. ''I can buy more gold. I don't mind that. But I can't buy more time. It's the time that I lost that counts." .The person who takes another's time is a thief as much a thief as he who steals a pocketbook or an um brella. Of the two. perhaps, the time-' stealer is the more to be censured. The person who is late for an en gagement Is. a robber. Another method of filching time from one'a neighbor is through in competent letter writing. Many men have to wade through letter which state that the writer takes his pen in hand, having a few moments to spare to write a few lines to say that The person who insists on taking his pen in hand will never have a stenographer. Long, rambling letters- going around Robin Hood's barn to tell the tab. steal the time of the writer as well as that of the reader. Cultivate the habit of writing concisely. Talking concisely is another art that all would do well to practice. Visitors at a busy man's office usual ly take twice as much time as is nec essary to tell their buiness. Bo!l down your idea before you go in. and you will get more consideration for your project. Shakespeare makes Henry VI say: So many hours must I take my Like the dentist's gold, another pock- rest ; t WE CARRY THE LARGEST 8T0CK OF ELECTRIC LAMPS IN TOWN. EVERY 8IZE AND 8TYLE. SEE THE NEW ONE JU8T OUT IT8 THE FINE8T LAMP FOR READING YOU EVER SAW. "WESTING H&USE" MAKE PHONE US WHEN A LAMP BURN8 OUT. , TODD THE HARDWARE MAN etbook or another umbrella may bo purchased. We hear men say that time is limit less. Time is the most limited of all fac tors in human life. There are just twenty-four hours In one day and just three hundred and sixty-five days in a year. The most astute scientist cannot figure out or create another thou sandth of a second of time. Time that has gone is like the pebble dropped into the middle of the ocean. There are many ways of s tailing So many hours must I contemplate. Time, to the professional man. is money. When you rob him of a min ute, you rob him of a minute's out put and- consequently, of that much money. Many men rob themselves. Watch your own actions for a day or two and note the number of useless things you do. especially when you are In a hurry and need every minute. Note how much time you steal from your own life. Play hard while you play, rest hard while you rest, work hard while you Putnam County farmers are saving quite a little hay. Preparations are being made to plant fall crops, such as Irish potatoes, turnips and other truck. Ion County has filed a petition against profiteering and has sent it to Florida congressmen, asking that they use their offices in reducing the high cost of living. Laundrv Work That Excels Let us io your Table Linen Sheets, Pillow Cases, Etc. Satisfaction Guaranteed Lakeland Steam Laundry PHONE 130 R. W. WEAVER, Prop. time. One of the most frequent is , work. Live twenty-four hours every the lack of punctuality. To make an day. But don't waste time. It is a engagement with a person, taking him theft of that which cannot be repaid. i Weddings When looking for Suitable Wedding Gifts, you can find iust what you wish here O'Steen Jewelry Coppany WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRNO A SPECIALTY ILLEGAL COMBINE (St. Petersburg Independent) Food that is now offered to the peo ple of St. Petersburg by the govern ment, at very low prices, was offered first to the wholesale grocers who bid on it about one-third of what it was worth. Some of the food was actual ly sold to a Tallica wholesoler and re tailed to consumers in St. Petersburg through local grocers. ' The same scheme that was worked by the wholesale grocers, who com bined to fix the price that would be paid for supplies, has been used n other lines. In Philadelphia the oth er day various men gathered to bid on a large stock of lumber which the government had advertised for sale. The auctioneer described the proper ty and those present who had not al ready done so examined the stuff. Then there was a call for bids. One man spoke up. The auctioneer mild ly protested at the figure the man mentioned, but after another address or plea, a somewhat higher bid was made. The auctioneer tried in every way possible to stir the audience but with little success. At last the gov ernment representative got up, looked the assemblage over coldly and said: "Gentlemen, it's no go. The sale is declared off." And then with a scowl at the bid'ders he and the auctioneer left the place. The highest bid made for the lum ber was a little less than one-third of what one of the foremost lumber men in the city confessed was .its actual actual value. There is no reason to doubt there was an agreement between the men who attended the auction as to the bids that were to be made. There is no reason to doubt they were in agreement as to how the lumber or the profits were to be divoded.. In various parts of the United States the same story in relation to. something or other the government J has left over from the war might be. . .. . . . H ioia. Agents oi me government say it is shameful the way cliques en deavor to take advantage of the gov ernment. In many cases auctions are called off, as was the case in Philadelphia, but the dealers only smile. They know that 'sooner or lat er there will be another auction of the same goods and they will get them ultimately at . their price no matter how low it is. It does not seem to be appreciated either by the . dealers who make up these groups or by the government agents that in arranging U hold up the government these men create a com bination in restraint of trade. Neith er does it seem to appear to them! that in the operations the combina-l tions put through they swindle the' whole public. I Quite a hullabaloo has been made over the same sort of combination having been discovered In the occu pied area of Germany when our gov ernment sought to dispose of some ex-; cess property. Our army officers put men in the crowd and got enough evi dence to expose the gang. The Ger man who were guilty were held up to contempt. But here Is America when Ameri cans do the same thing to the Ameri can government tney neuner are brought to the bar of justice nor the bar of public opinion by the govern ment. London, Sept. 4. Noonday tea drinkers, of whom there are some mil lions here, who were recently shocked by an advance from five to six cents for a cup of that "which cheers but does not inebriate,", today were de prived of penny buns. Teashops ' in raising 'food prices gave as a reason the Increased pay of waitresses, Ono concern, however, recently paid an annual dividend of 35 per cent. From 1880 to 1910 our population increased 85 per cent. City or urban population increased 188 per cent., and rural population 39 per cent. This shows many more non-producers than producers and may have something to do with the hich cost of living. A hundred years ago 90 per cent of our population were producers. To-Day s Fashion Note. IT ONE IS CONTEMPLATING . GINGHAMS. A delightfal way to make a plaid gingham would be after the one piece dress pictured here. The sim ple skirt is gathered to the waist under a belt of plain gingham, the collar and cuffs being of the plain material also. One very fashionable may substitute organdy for ging ham, if desired. Medium size re quires 6 yards plaid and yA yard plain material. The blouse costume is in white linen with a Test of tucked organdy. Pockets, collar and cuffs of eelf-linen trim the blouse, while the skirt Is smartly finished with a deep hem. Medium size requires 6 yards 36-inch material. First Modrl: Pictorial Review Dress No. 8251. Sizes, 34 to 46 In ches bust Price, 25 cents. Second Model: Blouse No. 8245. Sizes, 34 to 44 inches bust Price, 25 cents. Skirt No. 8295. Sizes, 24 to 36 laches waist. Price, 20 cejita. Experts or Theorists Web? The packing industry is intri cate, complex far more so than the railroads or the telegraph. Every day multiplying needs of society increase its problems and multiplying responsibilities demand more of it Highly trained experts, spec ialists of years' experience, thinkers and creative men, de vote their lives, their energies, their activities, to solving the problems of the packing industry and meeting its widening duties. Swift & Company is not a few dozen packing plants, a few hundred branch houses, a few thousand refrigerator cars, and a few million dollars of capi tal, but an organization of such men. It is the experience, in telligence, initiative and activity which operates this physical equipment Can this intelligence, this ex perience, this initiative and cre ative effort which handles this business at a profit of only a fraction of a cent per pound from all sources, be fostered through the intervention of political theorists, however pure their purposes? Or be replaced by legislation? Does Congress really think that it can? Let us send you a Swift "Dollar. It will interest you. Address Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 01. Swift & Company, U. S. A. u 4?XV JT WAT BECOMES 0F r f THE AVERAGE DOLLAR fGT v3A RECEIVED BY mm taroiBMl SWIFT &C0MPANYd LJ ll S FROM THC SALE OF MEAT iC9 rl ttattf 7 All 1 AN0 IY PRODUCTS J l.VOy JtBtf VJ a It CENT! II PAIR FOR THt f 1APMM yJ Of LIVE ANIMAL f WiSjf ToShARibtr I it.M cent for iRor 1 a Ar Ir EXPENSE! 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