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We never miss the wind till the tire A lot of trouble is brought about beruns dry.
cause people can not remember to for* * *
get. It is easy to borrow that which we do
* * * not need.
There is no employe you can blame Fun often consists of stupidity and a
if your train of thought runs off the
track. good imagination.
* * * * * * Even the thief knows enough to take
Every man has at least one good serthings as they come.
mon in him and he ought to preach it to
himself. Be charitable; give the other fellow your dust and smoke.
The successful man is the one who
can borrow a dollar from the fellow wlio Any man is great if he is in the right asks a loan.
whe asks a loan. place at the right time.
The patent office is full of devices It is generally the fellow who can't
invented by men for the purpose of passthat asks what's the use.
ing you on the road.
* * * We are not thankful enough for the
It seems to be possible for any man to tire that is not punctured.
make anything only when he rolls up his
sleeves and goes at it. It is no disgrace not to know, if you set about trying to find out.
Trying to do business without adver* * *
tising is as foolish as trying to kiss a Do not underrate another man's girl over the telephone. ability, nor overrate your own.
It would also be fortunate if there It is easier to prevent a dog from were some power enabling us to see biting than it is from barking.
others as they see themselves. * * *
* * * You can not convince a man who It is better to have a head full of doesn't know that he does not know. mental change than to possess one big
note in the way of a single idea. The principal thing that a man knows
* * * at forty, which he did not know at W hen a man imagines he is above twenty, is that at twenty he did not criticism, he is; that is to say, he is lost know very much.
when criticism will not reach him.
Money Talks—The Farmer Now Has the Floor
Albert E. Pharo ONEY talks; and when large before us the pleasing habits of cersums of money join in vocal tain railroads in "buying up" from time converse they speak in a loud to time a judge, a governor, a congress
tone of voice, and all the peo- man and occasionally a whole state pie stop to listen.
legislature. At least this habit seemed The Annual Report of Industries for pleasing to the functionaries mentioned, 1906 recently entered the country though the people at large, not having through Newspaper Avenue and begged a highly developed sense of humor, to receive the attention of the people. were accustomed to stupidly grumble
The women readers promptly gave instead of being moved to hilarious that page of the paper a hurried go by- laughter by the edifying transaction. it was so awfully stale and so full of When we reflect on the vastness of dry figures; they had no time for such two billion, three hundred million doldull reading
lars we understand the mighty purchasAnd the young man who fondlying power behind the railroads. This imagines he is reading the "news" when sum amounts to about two hundred niilhe peruses accounts of murder trials lion dollars per month, or approximately and the delineation of human frailties -- to eight million dollars for each workhe also turned the page quickly seek- ing day in the year. Eight million doling the rank growth of sensational pas- lars a day represents a concrete, vital, tures.
potent, militant force. It will buy sevBut every man who had any measure eral things and would keep a limited of business responsibilities on his should number of factories running full time. ers made himself comfortable in his But when we read of the six and chair and was lost to the world, while three quarter billion dollars made by he absorbed figures which dilated his the farmer this year, the railroads at nostrils like those of the trained war once become second raters, our intense horse at the thrilling sound of the interest wanes and we hand them over battle bugle.
to the tender mercies of the Man in He read that a few gentlemen who the White House while we turn our own some iron and steel works, trans- attention to more important matters. acted a moderate business amounting to What wonderful potentialities do reone billion two hundred million dollars; side in twenty-four million dollars per and he also read that the railroads col- diem! lected from the people who travel and Merely to think of this—and at the who ship things the little matter of same time spin round violently on one two billion three hundred and twenty heel—will make one's head whirl. It million dollars.
will daze him, steal his equilibrium, upSomewhat further down he noted that set his mental balance and cause him the farmer has been doing a little plow- to grope wildly for mental and physical ing and planting this year, and as support. sisted by considerable perspiration and If we will take pencil and calculate back bending, has succeeded in earn- its wondrous possibilities in the way of ing a scanty livelihood amounting to spinning factory wheels, it will fairly the almost respectable total of six bil- hypnotize us and lead us captive into lion, seven hundred and ninety-four mil- the wildest realms of visionary fancy. lion dollars.
We will see wondrous visions of fiftyThe public prints for years have laid acre factories, of thousands of workmen, of grand and stately palaces in be able to feed all these people will city and seashore and mountain, of be to cast away his present agricultural luxurious steam yachts where a hun- implements and get the kind which will dred sailors form in line and perform perform double the work; and he also the correct military salute on the im- suggests that the farmer spend his eveportant occasions of our arrival and de- nings reading agricultural papers so he parture from the craft.
can acquire the knowledge to make two The scenery of dreamland, how beau blades of grass grow where one now tiful it is!
tempts the appetite of the gentle cow. Do you note that the farmer looms T he men who read the book of the a grander figure every year?
future also tell him that the population He gathered in three-quarters of a of China has passed the point where billion dollars more this year than he their own acreage will support them, did last year, and he is quietly plan- and that they will thank him if he will ning to increase his earnings by a kindly pass a piece of bread their way, round billion next year.
and later they will want it by the shipJust reflect on the modest greatness load. of the quiet man with chin whiskers The farmer is a taciturn man. He and hip boots.
keeps silence in the English language. All the world has climbed on the Through all the hubbub and babel of fence to observe Uncle Samuel tackle voices he maintains his serene comthe job of digging a ditch that will posure; he chews the stalk of straw cost the tremendous total of two or which is in his mouth and resists the three hundred million dollars; and the terrible temptation to rush into print. little boy with cigaret and waxed mus- But every once in awhile you hear tache whispers confidentially to Fatty him casually remark that his mortgage Bull that he don't believe Uncle Samuel is paid off, his buildings are all painted can raise the necessary spuds to see the and he don't see for the life of him why thing through.
he and his children can't have some of If our Uncle Hayseed should tackle the good things. this contract he would merely set aside If he gets out that wad of six bilhis earnings for a couple of weeks, lion dollars and begins to cut loose which would be amply sufficient to pay something will be doing. for the whole affair, with enough left The money of the farmer is like a over to hire a brass band and have drop of water just fallen from the a high old dedication when the job cloud. It begins at the source and slowwas completed.
ly flows through all the varied and inAt the present time one of the popular numerable industries; watering them, diversions in the United States con- fructifying them, bringing profits to sists in advising our horny handed owners and wages to workers, leaving neighbor of his duties in the future. in its train a pathway of verdant green,
Friend Hill pauses a moment in liis where peace, plenty and prosperity sing railroad building to caution him that a gladsome song. in ten or fifteen years this country will That is why we rejoice with the farmcontain a population of a hundred and er, and mingled with our rejoicing is twenty-five million people, and that ev- a mental reservation to subtly entice ery mother's son of them will want a few drops our way by catering to the three square meals a day, while some needs of this Financial Stupendousness, will also want a bottle of grape juice and advising him through the agriculand a squab in the evening. He tells tural press of what we have to offer. the farmer that the only way he will All of which is as it should be.
The Gift of the “Studebakers”
The Beautiful Y. M. C. A. Building Now Being Erected at South Bend, Ind.
N November 27th in the presence of the citizens of South Bend, Ind., the corner stone of
a magnificent Y. M. C. A. building was laid, the gift of Studebaker Bros. "in memory of the Five Brothers." The trowell with which the stone was cemented into place was handled by Mr. J. M. Studebaker, Sr.. president of the company.
The following description of the building is from the South Bend Tribune of November 27, 1906 :
E. S. Willis and F. A. Park, representing the association. This committee formally notificd the company of the association's acceptance.
The purchase of the ground for the building was announced a few days after the offer had been made and accepted. The quarter square at the corner of Main and Wayne streets, known as the Baker property, was bought by the Studebaker Company at a cost of nearly $50,000. The property has a total frontage of 198 feet on Main Street and a depth of 165 feet. The site was occupied at the time by a frame building, the home of Mrs. Kate R. Baker, and the right to have it undisturbed for a year was reserved by her.
The delay for this reason and for others
The idea of giving to the Young Men's Christian Association and to the city of South Bend a building of the kind and character which soon is to stand completed at the corner of Main and Wayne Streets originated with Col. George M. Studebaker, vice-president of the company. At his suggestion, made to the president, J. M. Studebaker, Sr., a resolution was passed at a meeting of the directors of the company in December, 1902, that a building suitable for a permanent home for the Y. M. C. A. be offered that society, to be a perpetual memorial of the five brothers and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company.
The generous offer of the company was accepted by a committee consisting of the Hon. Marvin Campbell, Miller Guy, W. 0. Davies,
prevented the breaking of ground for some time and it was not until June of this year that the work of erection actually began. Since the commencement of the work it has gone on rapidly and the foundations are nearly completed.
The building will be four stories in height and the architect, S. S. Beman, of Chicago, spared no pains in drawing the plans to make the edifice the acme of beauty as well as of usefulness. It will have a large basement, which really adds another story. There will be about 60,000 feet of floor space, the building to have a frontage of 156 feet on Wayne street.
In the basement are to be placed three bowl. ing alleys; a swimming pool, in dimensions 20 by 60 feet; two locker departments, one for boys, 32 by 56 feet, and one for men, 20 by 48; a general apartment for shower baths or tubs, barber shop, and the heating plant. On the main floor, the first, will be the gym nasium, which will extend into the floor above, an oval elevated running track being a feature. The gymnasium will contain everything to he found in a modern first-class gymnasium, the cost of equipment not being considered.
of beautiful building. A fine fireplace will be a feature as will be the massive ornamental columns. The general offices of the association will be placed in the front, and the entrance to the gymnasium will be near th offices.
In the large reception room at the front will be hung a portrait in oil of the Studebaker brothers, the five stalwart and enterprising men who founded the great industry over half a century ago. The picture includes the men in a group about a table. At the right of the picture is J. M. Studebaker, president of the company, next to him being Peter E. Studebaker, the only one of the group standing. In the foreground, in front of the table, is seated J. F. Studebaker. At the left extreme is Clem Studebaker and next to him is Henry Studebaker. Back of the group is painted the symbol of the development of the great industry—the blacksmith shop on one side and a map of the world on the other.
The painting was the work of a well-known Chicago artist, Ralph Clarkson, who is famous for his portrait work. The portrait was completed about a year ago.
The second floor will be devoted more especially to the boys of younger age. The "gym” running track will extend through the floor, on which will be located class rooms, boys' work rooms, a reading room and library specially for the use of the boys, several club rooms, and reserved sections for use of the high school. There will be offices on this floor also.
The third floor as well as the fourth will be given up to dormitories. There will be 74 sleeping rooms built on these floors.