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MARCH 10, 1911
perienco, together with his remark
able powers, as orator and advocate
have given him a place quite his own!
It seems to be a' source of grim
satisfaction to Mr. Bailey occasional
ly to rise in his place and, forget
ting whose lapel bears the insignia
of leadership, give the senate a dem
onstration of that leadership which
needs no label. Nobody seems to
suspect that Bailey will claim the
titular command, but everybody un
derstands that he can be expected to
give occasional demonstrations of a
prowess which has earned whole
some respect of antagonism.
Bailey and Owen represent anti
podal views, despite that both are
democrats. With the influx of a
number of progressive democratic
senators from northern states, Owen
will be a, possible minority leader.
He is typical of the new radical
thought which is the basis of the
progressive movement in both
parties. And. nobody even remotely
suspects that his nerve will fail
when occasion requires a measuring
of lances even with the redoubtable
champion from the Lone Star state.
This question of whether Bailey is
to dominate the minority when per
haps it shall become a majority, is
stirring the democratic side to Its
depths. With all that is conceded to
his ability and experience, Bailey is
f rfinkly looked . on by progressives
and even moderates, in both parties,
as a dangerous leader. He is not
credited with a full measure of sym
pathy. with that rather vague body of
thought and policies denominated
progressive. He is not liked by Mr.
Bryan and he reciprocates the lack
of affection most heartily.
There is little doubt that at the
proper time there will be a contest
between the Bailey and the antl
Baiiey schools of democrats for the
control of the party program in the
senate. There will probably be a so
called "Bailey candidate" and an
"anti-Bailey candidate" for leader
ship and the contest between them
will be an epitome of the struggle
now going on for control of the dem
ocratic party, its convention its
nomination, and its platform in
1912 Judson B. Welliver in the
Washington (D. C.) Times.
SHIP SUBSIDY AND SINKING
The president's belief that a tax in
the form of ship subsidy will increase
the country's prosperity Teminds us
again that finance Is usually the last
subject which statesmen master. One
of the most famous of English min
isters, Pitt, rested to the end of his
days in a , sweet delusion that the
nation could finally get out of debt
by borrowing money. In the course
of his long administration the Brit
ish debt became the wonder of the
world, rising above two billion dol
lars; 'but he seems never to have
doubted that this huge debt would
automatically extinguish Itself if,
while borrowing prodigally for other
purposes, he alsQ borrowed liberally
for the sinking fund.
Compound interest was to work the
miracler. Everybody knew how mon
ey multiplied . if invested at com
pound interest. The great minister's
idea was that if he sold ten million
pounds of government stock for war
purposes and bought one million
pounds of old stock to He in the sink
ing fund at compound interest, the
one million would overtake and ex
tinguish the ten. Hia plan of "selling
new stock cheap and buying old
Stock dear" for the sinking fund is
calculated to have cost the country
outright seven and a half million
dollars annnually for many years.
If ship subsidy would cost this
country no more than that perhaps
no one should, object; but, with so
many hungry "mouths to feed,.seven
and a half millions wouldn't go very
far. Saturday Evening Post.
Parable of the Talents
Once upon a time a certain man
possessed of considerable wealth and
employing quite a number of men,
decided to retire from business and
take a little jaunt to various coun
tries. Calling the moBt faithful of his
employes to him he gave each a little
heart-to-heart talk, then presented
each with a certified check for a
thousand dollars and finished by re
marking: "I want each of you to invest his
thousand as seems best, and when I
come back I'll ask for an account
ing. So long!"
For several years the gentleman
of leisure sauntered through various
countries, rubbering at the sights
and accumulating a lot of tales to
tell his friends when he returned.
At last he tired of traveling and
returned to the old home. After
resting up and registering a kick
with the gas company because the
meter had not stopped during his
long absence, he called his faithful
employes to him and aBked for an
"I invested the thousand you gave
mo in a little manufacturing plant,"
said Jones, "and started off with
bright prospects. I employed several
men at good wages, and for a time
prospered. But the trust got after
me and after struggling along for
a year or two I had to take refuge
in the bankruptcy court."
"I Invested the thousand in a
mercantile business," said Smith,
"and was confident of success, be
cause I knew what the people
wanted. I had several clerks at
good wages, and for a time my busi
ness prospered. But pretty soon the
manufacturers of the goods I Bold
saw" that I was making good money,
so. they raised my prices, and kept
on- raising until 1 was forced to re
trench. Later I had to do" all the
work, and finally I was compelled
to close up because vother houses
would not sell mft hfrn.iiHfi t.ho t.riiRt.
houses had them buffa.loed. I quit
loser by the thousand dollars, to say
nothing of my time and broken
health on account of my business
"I invested the thousand in the
stock of a corporation that was
flourishing," said Brown. "For a
time I received goodly dividends, but
finally the trust controlling most of
the goods in "the corporation's line
bought my company, reorganized it,
froze out the small stockholders and
left me holding an empty sack. I am
now working as a building laborer
for $2 a day."
"I didn't go into business," said
Black, "nor did I employ anybody at
any kind of wages. I saw the city
mna trmvtrl-nt in n. o.firtaln rUrfiP.t.lnn.
so I bought a lot wih fifty feet
frontage, paying therefore $200 a
front foot. I then sat around enjoy
ing myself while hustling and enter
prising men proceeded to erect fine
buildings all around me, establish
business houses, manufacturing
plants and wholesale houses. While
my lot grew up to weeds it more
than paid its taxes by the rental from
an unsightly billboard erected on
two sides thereof. Because of the
energy and thrift and enterprise of
others the lot that cost me $200 a
front foot is now worth $1,000 a
front foot, and I have here an offer
for it, accompanied by a certified
check for 25 per cent of the price
as a guarantee of closing the deal."
Then the returned traveler arose,
saluted the wise guy who had spoken
last and said ho was some pumpkins
as a business man. Ho cancollod
tho thousand dollar obligations of
Jones, Smith and Brown, and told
Black to closo the deal and keep
half tho money.
t.,0fco,urso there lB no moral to
this-little story. Even If there was
one a lot of people would refuse to
see it, so whats' tho use?
"Say!" shouted the general pas
senger agent of the P., D. & Q. rail
road, "haven't we announced an
excursion rate from Vermillion
"Yes, sir," replied the assistant.
Well, cancel it immediately, or
we'll lose a lot of money."
"Why, don't you think it will be
"Sure, but what's tho use of
offering a reduced rate when we'll
get all the business we can carry at
full rates," shouted the G. P. A.
"How do you make that out, sir?"
queried tho assistant.
"Because," chortled the G. P. A.
with glee, "a grand jury has been
called to investigate campaigns and
elections, and that means wo'll carry
practically every voter in the county
far enough away to escape sub
poenas without making any reduced
Which little Incident is mentioned
merely to shaw how closelv the Q.
P. A's. keep tab.
Early to bed
And early to rise, ' "
Hustle like fury
And advertise. '- "
Let others follow, " I '
You "set the pace;
Select your mediums
And buy -good space.
Don't get prosy
But always prepare
"Copy" that's truthful,
Short, sharp and square
Want to succeed?
Then we would advise:
Give good service,
Books They -Have Read
"When the Sleeper Wakes."
"Much Ado About Nothing."
Joseph G. Cannon.
"Looking Backwards." Theodore
"What Will He Do With It?" -Postmaster
"Ships That Pass in the Night."
Philander Knox. .
"Ghosts." Andrew Carnegie.
"Jason and the Golden Fleece."
Lord Deices. -
"Fairy Tales." Whitelaw Reld.
"We Two." JohnPIerpont Mor
gan and John D. Rockefeller.
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pipes his lays."
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