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ST. JOHNS REVIEW
Tho l'overi of niches.
Tbe ordinary mnn would suppose
,nt Hiissell Sage, who lins Just passed
hU elghty-P's1"" '-buu- ,a u,u
inoimti rt'llrc' I,llt llint bccaUM
he docs not know his mnn. And tin
ordinary man "K"1" woU,d lll,n8ln
that when u money chaser gets any.
xe'hcre from ?:.,000,000 to $100,000,000,
ml has moro ready cash tlmn nny
ether tiiuii In tlio worm, no would not
fart. to nciumulnto more. Hut In tlmt
the ordinary tuitti would again exhibit
his Ignorance of this particular case.
Onie more tlio ordinary iiwii would
BdHiiim 'hat wncn nny one nnii rcacneu
this aihamcd position both In yenra
jnil In wealth, even If bo did wnnt to
ronllnui' nceiunulnllng. be would de
Mite su'ie younger man to look nflor
the tlci.i is of the liuxInoM, And ones
more the ordinary man would show
luck of in iiialnliimo with hi subject.
Hii ell s.igo has absolutely no other
Inlrtv.-i " bfe tbnu to mako money.
Other u. iiioiiabes divert themselves
nlth philanthropies. Not hu. Others
goto Ktuopo. sail about In yachts, take
pleasure trips or Indulge In seondnla
nml cliiiil ir diversions. In tlio eyes of
Mr. Hate a" H"'""' things are little less
tlmn a enn Jitint squandering of money.
Itnl ih ' ilv race horses, society, vaca
tion", hobnobbing with klngs-nono of
thco thing bus nny attractions for
Mm, T'iO might take him from bis
ih-sk nnd prevent blm from getting a
Neither will be trust Ids affairs In the
band of oilier men. They arc nil
lax. They do tint have proper business
method. They might even betray
lotne htiuian emotion; and nil these
thlnps arc Incxcusnblo and unprofes
iloiial. Ituscll Sago has probably made
more money and got less good out
of It than any man tlmt ever lived,
I to dresses In hand-ino-dowus, buys the
cheapest of lunches, begrudges even
hit strict car fares and In bis New
Vork limine lives In a very plain and
miiumfortnble way. Ills only diversion
Is money making. True, there are
mythic l reports that he has a tine
country pi. c somewhere and keeps
good horsci. It Is even reported that
hli wife Indulges It, charities. Hut nil
tlno things are so un-Sngollkc, as It
were, that the world hardly credits
He Is not burdened with an luingl.u,
tlou, like J. I'lerpoiit Morgan; has no
rympnlhy with the newfangled promo
lions and all that sort of thing. Ho
Hand by the llmo honored method of
loaning money and charging all t'jnt
the traillc will bear.
He bus no particular object In tic
cuuiututfiig, being without offspring to
whom bis vast fortune may bo left. Iln
does not sipiiiniler It on himself. In
fact, the only apparent happiness bo
p-tft out of bis wealth Is that afforded
by getting untie of It.
lie Is a striking example of "the pov
erty of riches."
In dollars he has aitluciice. In nil
tUe that goes to mako life worth while
bo Is In absiiluto penury.
Tlio American people nro constantly
growing more Independent In politics.
roily shackles of all sorts nro being
uroKen. una is n uopenu sign, tiio
Idea of "belonging" to nnythlng, even
n faction, docs not conform to tho
American spirit. On this lino tho St.
Louis (Mo.) News well says tlmt "It
Is a good year for the common citizen
to nttend strictly to business and when
election day comes vote as ho pleases.
Either way ho votes ho can do no harm.
Either ticket could win without caus
ing a ripple upon tho surface of real
business affairs. No political party can
make times good or keep them so If good
business men stand nround nrgulng In
stead of attending to business. And
no political party can mako times bad
when business men arc nil putting
vigor Into the commercial life. Don't
let politics worry you."
Scorching Standard Oil.
Tho remarks being lundo nbout the
Standard Oil company by Thomas V.
Ijiwhoii nro hot enough to set tho thing
on lire. They arc quite ns sensational
In their way as tho disclosures con
cerning the same company inndo by
Ida M. Tnrlcll. Tho specific charges
tnado by Mr. LnwBon rclato to tho for
tuntlon of the Amalgamated Copper
company, which belongs to tho Stand
nru Oil Interests. ly Implication, how
over, they extend to nil the nffnlrs of
the Standard. Tho reading public is
familiar with these charges, but It can
do no harm to brlclly recapitulate. Tim
Liost direct nud dnuiaglng wtittcmcnl
relates to tho manner In which the
public received tho double cross In the
selling of Amalgamated stocks. Cer
tain favored ones were ndmlttcd to the
ground floor nt n much lower prlco
than that which tho stocks brought on
tho general market. Then, after tho
lunoeent outsiders had Invested their
money, tho stocks were permitted to
drop far below par, nml tho nforcsnld
Innocent outsiders lost n largo part of
their Investments. Thcso constitute
tho gist of tho I.HWSOU charges.
Mr. I.awsoii ntso asserts that II. II.
Itogers, recently under arrest In Now
York In connection with a criminal
prosecution, Is the real head of the
Standard Oil. The character sketch of
this gentleman mnkes Interesting rend
ing. Tho Inference Is openly drawn
that tho disastrous slump In atccl
stocks, through which so many outside
Investors went mado to suffer, was due
to .ho manipulation of Mr. Itogers.
Tho Standard Oil tmst Is undoubted
ly tho greatest monopoly In tho world.
Tho disclosures coming to light con
cerning (ho methods by which this gi
ant Institution was built up nud by
which It Is being nt present conducted
throws n flood of light not only on this
particular company, but on trust nffnlrs
generally. This sort of publicity Is
valuable and must bo welcomed by tho
average, cltlxcn without rvgnru to hi
political belief or his ntlllude relative
to corporations. Let the public have
.be truth, mill It can be trusted to work
out the problem.
A man nt Ullcn, N. V., Is still griev
ing because he cast an Illegal veto In
ISPS, If this sort of sorrow were com
mon, riillndclphln nml Now York
would bo In sackcloth nml nshe most
of tho time.
I ill ill ill ill i -r
An Old Favorite
THE DYING CHILD
By Ham Christian Andersen
KOH many years Hans Christian Andersen tins been
known ns "thu children's poet," altlioiiKh Ills work is
prune in form. Tlio Andersen stories uru still considered
otnoMK thu liest fur Juveiillu readers, and many nf the
elder folks Had a clmrm In them. Andersen was born nt
Odense, Denmark, In 1805 nnd died in Copenhagen in lS'fi.
He was nt llrst tin actor, but literary work cl-Jmed the
greater part of tils life. Ills stories have, been translated
Inli) many langunKcs, nnd several of them linvo been
turnci. Into metrical KiikIIsIi.
MOTIIEIl, I'm tired, nud 1 would fain be sleeping;
Let mo repose upon thy booiu seek:
Hut promise mo that thou wilt leave off weeping,
Hecause thy tears full hot upon my cheek.
Here It Is cold; the tempest raveth madly;
Hut lu my dreams all Is so wondrous bright;
I see the unget children smiling gladly,
When from my weary eyes I shut out light.
Mother, olio stands beside me now! and, listen!
Dost thou not hear the music's sweet oeeord7
See how his white wings bontitirully gllstenl
Surely, those wings were given I il nt by our I.ordl
Oreen, gold, and red arc floating alt around me;
They nro the flower the nngel scattcrcth.
Shall I have also wings whilst life has bound mo?
Or, mother, aro they given alone lu death?
Why dost thou clasp me as If I were going?
Why dost thou press thy cheek thus unto mine?
Thy cheek Is hot, and yet thy ten in are flowing;
I will, dear mother, will be always tbliiel
Do not thus sigh- It marreth my repolut';
And If thou weep, then I must Weep , lth thee!
O, I nm tired my weary eyes are closing:
Look, mother, look I the nngel kissel U - .!
Job and Book Printing
Tho Ilovlow Job and Book Print
ing plant will bo in placo Monday,
Nov. Htli, after which dato wo
will bo prepared to do oil kinds of
Job work. .Our prices lamo as
Portland. With new plant wo will
bo jnabled to turn out first-class
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