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m m m m ® — m i l l s i r n i E a m c h i l d [ A L A B O R D A Y P O E M C O P Y R I G H T l-S> I 3 B Y A ' J A M E S A . E D G E R T O N E R I C A N P R E S S A S S O C I A T I O N . T'-.s-'C' V % > - K « T HE cause of Labor! He who claims To utter forth its soul Must have the vision of its aims And see its promised goal. It is not benefit of class, But elevation of the mass And progress of the whole— Its purpose to uplift and bless And add to all men’s happiness. T O share the fruits it brings to birth And gain a living wage; To keep the soil of Mother Earth A common heritage; To guard the health and save the lives Of those who toil; to break the gyves From limbs of tender age; To gain the time for rest and thought— These are the ends by Labor sought. „ . . j m > W . ■ H 7 J r *; j f ' i < * * J l 1 P ROTECT the child. Its dimpled hands Are fashioned but for play And not to drudge at Greed’s commands From day to weary day; Its lips are formed to laugh and shout, Its tender feet to run about Upon their happy way And not the road of toil to press At the behest of Selfishness. T HE little ones the Master blessed Cry out against this age That robs them of their school and rest— Pathetic slaves of wage— That leaves them dwarfed in health and mind. What verdict will the Future find That reads this blackened page ? What can we offer in defense For sins against their innocence 1 T HE childish fingers that in trust To mother hands have along! The childish bodies vilely thrust The dregs of life among! At this the brute would hang its head In shame; no beast or bird is fed By labor of its young. This deed remains to man alone That God and Nature both disown. r man is left this Nameless Thing— To man, the glorified, Who walks the earth a sceptered king, For whom the Saviour died. Man coins the bodies into gold Of children prematurely old. Forgive him in his pride, 0 Master, Lover, meek and mild, Who likened heaven to a child. S OME souls there are in every age To bear the torch along, Some stalwart arms the war to wage Against the rich and strong, And such will crush this infamy. Wherever men love liberty, Wherever men hate wrong, Arise the valiant Sons of Light To lead again the age long fight. M AY Labor's leaders prove that they Are of this knightly breed In our world battle of today Against the hosts of Greed; Protect the children, mothers, wives, The welfare, safety and the lives Of those enslaved by Need, And bring the better time to birth Of social justice on the earth. PRESIDENTS’ CONTRIBUTIONS Many Indirect Request* For Money Re ceived at the Whit* House. It might l* supposed that the presi dent of the United States Is surrouud- Hl with so many barriers preventing close approach unannounced that the ordinary solicitor for money would ob tain tittle cliauce of asking the chief I'UTiitive personally for cash. Such Is the case ordinarily, but this does not prevent many men and women eu- gaged in philanthropic and other en terprises valuing the presidential ear to their claims for cuslt recogni tion. Very frequently have all of the pres idents contributed toward something that has been placed specially before thorn. Naturally a large number of requests breaking through the ordinary harriers are turned down1. They have 'to be. News tliaj the president has contributed just once is an Invitation for hundreds of additional solicita tions. A cheek that President drover Cleveland drew for .Y2.‘H> in favor of a lodge project deluged him with appli cations from almost all the fraternal orders. Many of those soliciting contribu tions from the president do not ap proach him directly. They seek an en try by way of his household, it lilts been so under a number of administra tions. says tlie New York Sun. It does not seem to be so much of a “holdup\ alien the administration Indies are ap prised of a worthy charily first and break the news gently at tile White House breakfast table. AUTHORS TAKE BACK WORDS Some Have Been Made to Eat Their Books, Some authors have been compelled to destroy- (heir books tn n singularly unpleasant fashion, uncording to the London Chronicle When Iternnrd ttie Great, duke of Saxony, learned Unit lie was criticised in some pamphlets, he had the author arrested and after putting him In the pillory for an hour, with one of tlie objectionable works between his teeth, made him swallow it In 1 dlls I'ldlippus (lldenburger, a German Jurist published a description of his travels through Germany. A passage In tills offended Ills liege lord, mid Oldenlmrger was soundly Hogged and then ordered to eat a copy of Ills lioid. It was only a duodecimo, hut lie found the tnsk beyond Ids powers and after five pages pleaded success fully for n remission Cases tone also lipen kuowu of vol untary hook eating Ogler de Bus- hec(.| states that the Tartars used to eat books In order to acquire knowl edge. this being tin* only way in which they were npable of assimilating printed matter. **v«ryT -'T'c.'ToTVfoJ wT--T- T ° a ,-.*/>•>,. * / > , - > / A / i A * a . a , a < A - a , A Diamond Pickups By \ROOTER” Celebrated Hits. Hans Wagner's four base swat in Pittsburgh broke the wind sliiekf of an automobile staudlug outside the grounds. ■Chief Wilson's drive which landed 320 feet from the St, Louis Cardinal park home plate. Gus Williams' drive over the right Held wall of the St. Louis American league park. It also was a 320 footer. Alva Williams' heartbreaking homer which sailed over Buddy Ryan's head and won a game for Washington, which the Naps seemed to have sew ed tip. Big Bill Lunge's homer over the cen ter Held fence in Cincinnati. It smash ed through a plate glass window of a saloon and broke up a pinochle pri'rty. Bud McLean s peculiar wallop made on the coast. The ball went through tlie only knot hole in a short right Held fem e. Jake Stahl's homer at Hot Springs, It sailed over a tree fifty feet from the fence and splashed into a creek. Billy Alvord's homer at the old Cleveland ball park It knocked three bricks off n chimney near the fence. Home Run Bilker's world series’ drive that bruke Christy Mathewsous lieu rt Red Ames' four bagger at the Polo grounds. It was one of about four hits lie made during tlie season. Heinie Zimmerman s two homers made over t he left Held fence in Cin- clnnati lie w h s the only player who ever put the ball over that wall. not anxious to have everybody mak ing use of it and spoiling It.' “ 'So this is your private mask, eh?' said Tim. 'Well, me hoy. from the way Herr Krupp here is throwing. I don't believe that you will have many more chances to use It. and somebody else might as well get the good out of i t.'\ Dick Rudolph's Career. Richard Rudolph, crack pitcher of the Boston Nationals, Is of medium stature and throws and bats right handed. Tlie twirler is twenty-five years old. There's an interesting story about tbe way Rudolph broke into profes sional baseball. As a youngster play- Indian’^roverbi. When a fox walks lurue old ratihit Jumps. A squaw's tongue runs faster than tlie wind s legs An Indian scalps Ids enemy; the pale face skins Ids friends. When a man prays one day and steals six the Great Spirit thunders and the evil one laughs. — Boston Transcript. Koney Not a Pol*. Kd Konetehy, Hrst baseman of the St Louis Nationals, Is not a Pule, us generally supposed, but a Bohemliy/ \Chief\ Wilton Square Player. Umpire Bill Klein says Chief Wilson of the Pittsburgh Pirates is one of'the squarest bull players in the game He relates an anecdote of u game ill Phila delphia when he left a decision to the chief There was a question as to whether u long smash was fair or foul, and Dooin protested Klein's ruling of the latter sort Klein asked Wilson, and the Pirate spoke honestly, though against his own team, saying it was fair Scientific Note. According to experts, the force of tlie rotation of the earth on the gyroscopic compass which lias been adopted by the United States navy is 291 times ns great as tlie force of magnetism on the magnetic needle. Joe Sugden’e Story. Joe Sugden tells a story on himself of wlih.'h Tim Iiurst is the hero. “it happened while 1 was with St. I,otils,” says Joe. \I didn’t like the heavy masks that were supplied by the club, so I went out and bought one of my own of light (.'onstructlou. One day Hurst, who was umpiring be I Idnd the lint, picked it up and used it j Instead of Ids own ! \Tuli Spencer iiad just reported to us. and lie looked like one of the best young catchers In the business. That was before he began to fight tbe booze, and lie could throw like a shot, hit well tyid was an excellent receiver. “Hurst was stuck on him and used to call him Herr Krupp on account of ’ Ids great pegging. Well, on the occa- i sion mentioned 1 walked up to Iiurst | ns I came in toward the bench from i tlie coaching lines and said; ‘Who I gave you permission to use that mask? I It is my private property, and I am Photo bv Am erican Press Association, Richard Rudolph, the Boston B reve/ Pitcher, Who Hae Made Hia Mark. Ing with the Morris High team In New York city he was a sensational twirler. He went to Fordham college wbem he was a trifle over fourteen years oldl and immediately was made the first* string pitcher. He was the sensation! of the Fordham team in 1906, winning two shutouts over Holy Cross, Ford- ham's closet baseball rival, at a time when the mighty nam^s of Barry, Car- rigan, Hoey and Flynn appeared onf tlie Holy Cross batting order. Ever since 1907 he had been with Toronto without a break, save in the fall of 1910 and in the early spring ol 1911. when he was given a tryout byj the New York Giants. From & Cheerful Viewpoint — ----------------- - -------------------------- • ------- --------------------- - ---- - -------------------------------- Egotism. “What made you jilt Harold Hicol- lar?\ asked Maud. “I didn't.\ replied Mamie. ‘‘His con ceit misled him. I said I wouldn’t marry the best man alive, and he thought I meant him.'' -Washington Star. y T i W * ^ live What’* the Use? ‘•Did she come to the door when you serenaded, her with your mandolin?'' “No, but another fellow came along and brought her out with an auto . horn,\-Louisville Courier-Journal. Hardly \Didn't Oliver Goldsmith once here?\ asked the tourist. “I don't remember the name,\ eaid the janitor. \Who was the gent?” \He was h poet.\ \Then it's hardly likely that he ever lived here, sir. We always demand the rent in advance.” — Washington Times. t Out of the Frying Pan. \When she married ten years ago she stated freely that it was simply ta avoid working for a living.” \What does she do all the time?\ \Takes care of seven small children.’*1 -Judge. An Exeuae. M AY they have courage in thii age To stand, as Lincoln stood, Against the hosts of Privilege And for the common good. May they have spirit to decree, Like him, the end of slavery, The dawn of Brotherhood, When, free in Body and in soul. The race arrives at Labor's goal. In the Alp*. \What gown shall you wear today, Grace?\ \My pink one. Mont Blanc will har monize with that all right, don't you think?\-Pittsburgh Post. Perspicacity, Mrs. Exe—Some husbands win theit wives by sheer audacity. Mrs. Wye—Y'es, and many others by sheer mendacity.—Boston Transcript. < i V • r