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VOLUME 4. NUMBER 52
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The Christmas presents that old Santa
Are broken, or battered, or else badly
The dolly is headless, sawdustless, un
frocued. The horse into flinders has been badly
Tho trumpet is flattened, the drum has
In kindlingwood lies tho little doll
But what of it all? We have cause to
Just think of the fun that the little
The drawing slate lies there in frag
The harp without tongue lies there si
lent and mute;
The watch lies in fragments, no hands,
face or tick;
The monkey no longer climbs up his
The dishes are broken, the dog has no
Tho "Mother Goose" book lies forlorn
on a chair.
But what of it all? We have 'cause to
Just think of the fun that the little
Their Christmas shouts rang in the
early morn'3 gloom;
Their laughter made brighter the old
And watching, the years quickly van
ished, and then S
Wa, too, for a day wero just children
And then with new strength wo lifted
And cheerfully started anew on life's
The meaning is clear we have cause
to be glad
Wo could pay for tho fun that the little
ander arose and werit on a search for
Napoleon for the purpose of talking it
A Little Fablo
A Herd of very Common People met
out in the 'cold one day. shivering in
Great Distress, for the purpose of In
quiring into a Few Things.
"Why are we cold?" queried one,
"when there is abundant Coal in tho
A Haughty Man passing by laughed
scornfully in his Sleeve and replied:
"I control the cool Supply, therefore
I can make morq money selling one
ton for Six Dollars than I could by
selling two tons at Three Dollars per."
"But how comes it that you control
the Supply of Coal?" queried a blue
lipped and shivering member of the
"0, the coal lands were Thrown into
My Lap by Providence to be adminis
tered as Trustee," replied the Haughty
mu.11, passing on.
Moral: Tho men whb claim to have
things thrown into their laps by Prov
idence usually do a little throwing
uiuwauivea -mey tnrow the people. :
The shade of Alexander the Great sat
mournfully on the shadow of a rock
on the banks of the Styx.
"I was too hasty in reletting that
there wero no more worlds to conquer "
sighed Alex. "I might have made con4
versation about having them thrown'
into my lap by Providence.?' J
Realizing, however, that ho was sev
eral centuries ahead of his time, Alex-
The Ownership of the Ox
Colonel Jones, general manager of
tho steel works, Major Miles, general
manager of the cotton mill. Captain
Stone, general manager of tho woollen
mill, General Smith, general manager of
tho glucose factory, and Hon. Thomas
Q. Graspem, general manager of the
gla3s company, met behind closed doors
to discuss the matter of founding a
daily paper in Mechanicsville. The
only daily paper in the city evidenced
too much disregard of the feelings of
trusts in particular and tho local trusts
especially. As a matter 'of fact the
Mechanicsville Daily Bugle was owned
auu eunea uy a man wno never Rtrta-
stepped to call a spade aen agricultural
"We need a good, newsy paper in
this splendid city,'" said Colonel Jones.
"Wo who have built up these great in
dustries are entitled to some considera
tion from the press, but the Bugle con
tinues to denounce our plan of com
munity of interests. I am in favor of
our companies taking enough stock to
start a good daily newspaper; a paper
that will represent the best interests of
the city meaning, of course, our in
terests." "I heartily second Colonel Jone3'
plans," observed Major Miles. "Wo
have at great expense of energy and
brain power built up tliese great in
dustries and have secured control of
the markets. It is only justice that
our rights and privileges be respected."
This struck all present as being
about the right thing, and it Was Anally
decided to call in an expert newspaper
man and ask him about the expense.
John Williams, a newspaper man of
ivuuwu experience ana ability, -was
called in and after giving his estimate
of the cost of installing the plant, or
ganizing a force and getting out the
paper, he said:
"Tho expense is materially increased
by the paper trust, gentlemen."
"Tho paper trust!" exclaimed Col
"Yes, the paper trust. All print pa
per is made by a trust, and tho nrir.0 a
"now higher than over before, and tho
quality or tne paper furnished inferior
In fact, the price is nearly, if not quite'
100 per cent more then it was a year
or so ago before the trust was thor
oughly organized. You will find that
tho paper trust's prices will be a sad
interference with your proposed ven
ture." "But this is outrageous," declared
Hon. Thomas Q. Grasnem. nfr
eous to have this prime necessity con-
nunu uy ii grasping corporation. The
people are educated by the press, and
anything that tends to lessen the pro
duction of books and papers tends to
discourage popular education "
"Hurrah!" shouted ttlio assembled
captains of industry.
"This enemy of the people must ho
suppressed," continued Hon. Thomas
Q Graspem. "It must be wiped out of
MILS?? he done eeritlemeh1" said
tJBy removing the tariff from print
paper and wool pulp, a tariff that pre
vents competition and puts a premium.
on tho destruction of our forests p
moving tho tariff" t3, Re
tho. removal of the tariff on print na.
per and wood pulp we can't oppose fhG
removal of the tariff on anything vo
manufacture." fa M0
There was dead silence for a few mo.
ments, andthen Mr. Williams was e
corted to tho door. The Bugle is still
the only daily newspaper in Mechan
icsville, but it is rumored that a
stealthy boycott is beinc worked bv
men who throw frenzied fits every time
organized labor use3 a similar weapon
The ownership of the ox still cuts
an important figure.
A wife's religion is not a hubancl's
Men who wait for reforms never lead
Stygian contractors are never short
on paving material.
We wish we 'were young enough to
wish we were older.
Good ideas and envy do not snrnnr.
from the same soil.
Scandal's, tongue will wither when
cars are turned away.
The older a man gets the better ho
could skate when a boy.
The man who is afraid of falling
never climbs very high.
The man who hunts for trouble never
has to follow a long trail.
Too many people blame heredity for
their personal acquisitions.
The be3t way to solve the labor prob
lem is to do your whole duty.
It is a golden rule that works both
ways with satisfactory results.
When a man is starving.it is a poor
time to talk to him about his soul.
The work done tomorrow does not
pay the grocery bills of yesterday.
The cloak of religion is transparent
when used by a sinner as a disguise.
The dollar you give does more good
than the millions you wish you could
Some men who would not steal a
pocketbook do not hesitate to steal a
Those who boast much of their an
cestry are not keeping up the average
of posterity.1 n
A great many things prejudicial to
the people are done in the name of
There are Christians who think they
have done their full duty when they
pay the preacher. "'
The man who does his whole duty
has precious little time to criticise tho
work others are doing.
' We have our doubts about the Chris
tianity that has to eet into a mans
heart through a bullethole.
Billiard, players put chalk on tho cuo
to keep it. from slipping. Some men
need chalk on their consciences.
A great many people have a habit
of expressing surprise at the exposure
of corruption that they wero cognizant
of all tho time.
Some mon drop a dime in the con
tribution box on Sunday and imagine
they havo bought enough Christianity
to last thorn the rest of the week.
Und tha miatimaiiwiv -
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