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\iter the French and British rush of last fall, which for a time was thought to threaten the and artille g t locate f shell H German lines in Champagne and Flanders, the Kaiser paid a visit to the Western front. He ilways welcom with great « | ed, as usual, by automobile, and with the greatest secrecy so that the enemy aviator ive increased si the war be

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\ private soldier badly wounded and laid up Germany is so prodigal where her soldiers are concerned. More of these have beer iy from home Though there is no glory or pomp of war for him, he this holiday season than last. German hospitals are plendidly organized and Germar nt him a parcel of present the gift of whict nurses are famous for their enthusiasm and devotior

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Soldiers spend only a small part of their time in ¢ there is always something be done Harness

in order, clothes wash

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4 port a . in New

othcials | the

LIVING Fifteen dollars a week will sup husband, wife and three children York City This is what the Brooklyn Bureau of Charities have found out. The other day a New England told how a woman had supported her little a dollar a day and did it for years decently and respectably On the same day, a New York judge was isked to permit a young heiress to draw $25,000 year from an estate which she had inherited, this meet her expenses \ll this goes to show that the cost of living a personal matter. It depends not on what but on what one wants, or thinks he


1iMuUy Ol

amount was necessary to

me nee ds,






y E must assist in keeping the demagogue

and the professional politician out of office

Their attacks upon successful men and or

ganized business have worked immeasurable dam age. Political agitators are gradually becoming less a factor, and are now considered a national liability rather than an his result is due to the activity and co-operation of business men and farm- ers; hence the country naturally is getting more bills of lading and fewer bil!s of legislation. Public opinion now shows its tardy disapproval of un- necessary political antagonism to legitimate business.


that this the support of the Mr. Straus has been that Republican

by some was made to secure with

prominently, but


Progressive element which identified

element has been well-nigh absorbed by the

Party. Ms

character and independence. He

Straus is a man of ability holds is well qualified, by a varied life, for the duties of his

Politicians may not be

broad and

tolerant views, and

experience in public new

and trying place satisfied

with Governor Whitman's choice in this instance, but if in all his other official actions he would yield to the dictates of his best judgment and set

aside political considerations, he would renew his

strength with the people that was needlessly sacri

ficed, to some degree, during the early months of his administration

NE! aN

TRALITY! A_ subscriber in Davenport,

lowa, whose letter bears the stamp “Stop the war Push it along,’’ writes commending Les.ie’s for printing, in a recent issue, a pictufe

hear a great deal of talk, from those who

emanding a minimum wage, regarding the high the good old fashioned days of sur forefathers and more recently in the days of 1; }

the simple lle it would have been regarded as an

impertinence to discuss with a neighbor the ques-

{ ] I

cost ol living Lr

tion of how much he spent to live The necessaries of life furnish a sufficient “liv- ng’’ for some, while for others luxuries are so com

In the

mol that they have become necessities i What a sturdy

Iden days we lived on what we had

ec Of independent, courageous progressive, God- og peopl Vas brought forth These vere the ones that did the pioneer worl .

the plains, plowed the prairies, opened e mines, |, and planted the district

bored ior oil, school and church wherever they went

that crossed

These sturdy, strong, true-hearted Americans were never troubled about the cost of living. They ived on what they earned or produced. Thev

yrreathed the free air of independence. lieved in the traditions of the elders They respected parental authority. They regarded the Constitu- with They obeyed the laws and saw that vho violated them was called

They be

tion reverence

every man to strict account

These worthy ancestors would have spurned the thought ot pensions for their widows, of bread lines. and soup houses for their children as they spurned the thought of the poor house

\re we

fads and

of bundle days

breeding any better people in the time of

and pensioning, of

bred in

ah fancies, of codd Ing

ing, than we

patronizing and patting, the good old days when we had faith in man and an abiding


APPY Why make New Year's Eve an orgy ol dis- sipatior Weconcur with the Anti-Saloon League

f New York i protesting against the common ce of a wild revel during a few hours preceding the f the New Yea At this time when so many na- f the world are mvulsed by a terrible war, when their dead and llions maimed and

t ae & ! support ought we not t

\ \ Eve re than eve i sense grati } (sive ill g gifts has s ( yur lan

\ ri ha i ( it \ | i New Yea ve such as ¢

, , | \ well befit these tr ig t es i ( SPE higha »ble thoughts Vh | some of the churches \ t Eve will be made 1 casion olf prayers tor It would indeed be approaching the Millennium if,

ju f Presick Ludwig Nissen, of the

. lewel B 1 of T i recent memorabk the influence and power of our one hundred eact g peopk richest country on

( I ight establish and maintain a world peact the } { the world. the development of the brotherhood olf man may | gl s future, unhampered by

t t te \ destt t


/ OMBINATIONS! Law, which forbids

tlsoapply tocombinations for foreign trade?


Does the Anti-Trust trade The man of late feared that-it does



combinations for domestic

ufacturers in this country have

and have therefore avoided any irrangement it

seeking business abroad. This has resulted in great aggre-

gate loss to American industrial enterprise, which has had

of legalized trusts in

Hunter H. Moss

ins for foreign trade

to meet the competition other lands

But Congressman ymtends that con \ meric Sherman act Mr

not intended to protec

binations of are legal under the Moss argues that the act was certainly t foreigners from trade combinations trust 1

here, since foreign governments have sanctioned

methods, and combinations for foreign commerce woul not be in restraint of American trade, but promotive of it The Congressman cites a number of court decisions American Tobacco, Standard Oil and Steel Corporation cases

act He

these decisions is that, to constitute a violation of

including those in the interpreting the Sherman says: ‘The principle clearly enunciated in all law, such combinations must result in injury to the Americar public or to an American must not be merely in¢

competitor, and such injury

dental or slight, but must be a sub- stantial injury.’’” Mr. Moss discerns in this the ‘rule of

reason,’’ as must every sensible person, and in view of his

conclusion, he hopefully and rightly avers: ‘‘A new day

has dawned in American business.”


graphically speaking, of the great war will be Russia

Che two greatest beneficiaries, geo-

and Canada This is the conclusion of that astute obser- ver, Mr.C.W Jarron, the head ef the Wall Street Journa! ind author of a remarkable series of letters under the head of The Audacious War.’” Mr

war zone not ind he believes that Canada will

Barron visited the

long LPO

have a wonderful mineral, agricultural and transporta- tion development after the war and that Russia ‘‘is going to come forth into the greatest freedom the world has ever seen."” Mr. Barron believes ‘“‘the allies should prepare for a three years’ war, but not expect

more than two.”’

B' STERS! They are Washington. They

still busting and smashing at

cannot let business alone The

Secretary of the Navy wants to wipe out ail the munition factories and shipyards by having the Government go into this sort of business on its own hook The Postmaster

il wants to take our telephor ind postal

services under the wing of


nefhicient governmental super Just what a government telegraph line will meat of the

a word for a cable

shown by the in Alaska last

telegram to be sent less than se

experience writer who paid summer nineteen cents ven hundred miles, while for three thou There is nothin and efficiently as

two cents a word a night ntessage was sent

to New York

is economically

sand miles, from Seattl the Government does

it is done by the private corporation

(HOMMENDAS! KE! The appointnient of’such a dis- tinguished public citizen as Oscar S. Straus, formerly

1 Cabinet officer under President (Roosevelt, as Chairman

of the New York, reflects

the greatest Whitman It is alleged

Public Service Commission of

credit on Governor

from its old files showing Germans their

services for the Union the States The correspondent tend to

the German

offering during the war between evidently believes that


shown in the

this will produce a sentiment towards

nation than is pages of that he is

turned so

many American says that has

Americans on the other

newspapers He

trying to dampen the feeling

strongly to the front against us side’’ by sending to a relative in Germany clippings fror moderate Amer can peopl

ind adds that in this

papers here whose comments on the struggle are in tone He that the

strive to be as neutral as possible



crisis it will do no harm for Americans » remember

gratefully the good service which men of German birth

and descent have rendered to this republix without

nursing hatred of the Allied peoples He adds that he American born and that he stands for America first ~PLENDID! The American Flag stays on the Pacific,

KY after all. The last of the unsold Pacific Mail fleet has been bought by the newly organized American International inspired by the National City Bank of New these vessels will not run to the The fleet will be used for Central and South American commerce. Let

( orporation York

Orient, for Japan has seized the Oriental trade


us hope that Congress will hasten to restore the flag toall the Pacific Ocean. Before the ill-considered Seaman's Law was passed by Congress, a deputy consul general at Yokohama informed the department that the monthly salary expendi ture on a Pacific Mail steamship aggregated $5,000, while [his subsidy which the

Mailer did not

Japane st ship to owners

on a Japanese Pacific liner it was only $3,000 or less difference in salary outlay added to the Pacific

Japanese vessel received, and the |

reduced the operating costs of the

$229,860 per year below that of its competitor Thus even before the Seaman's Law went into effect, the wage competition was greatly against the American line That law so intensified the unfavorable conditions that the Pacific Mail Company sold its vessels and abandoned


itter [rom


ind not

trafte could not

it this n

trans-Pacifx Secretary

have looked a business mar S,

a politician's


that ibor Peace Council of which Congressman Buchanan

point of views

here are wheels within wheels

the sensational attack by the Government o

It appears

the | was formerly the head was inspired by our versatile and irre- pressible friend Sam Gomper He does not propose to have anybody else usurp the leadership of the labor forces at Washington. The that Buchaf¥ar

organization was working to our manutac

charge ( ongressman



ture olf munitions tor foreign governments appears to

have been inspired by Brother Gcompers. It would hot do

to haveeMr telling his fellow members

Buchanan sitting in his seat in the house and how to vote on labor questions Gompers from the gallery has enjoyed a monopoly of this kind of business and it has not been entirely unprofitable, for Samuel has erfjoyed the fat of the land while terrorizing the represe ntafives into obedience to his demands all but Hampton Moore and a few other irreconcilables to whom

the scarecrow of the labor vote has never been a serious matter. Of course, Mr knows that

commit their votes to any man

Buchanan as well as.Mr. Gompers

the intelligent men of this country do not hey are as independent as any other voter and they proved it when Mr. Gompers ventured to run for a place in the Constitutional Conven-

tion in New York,a year ago, by defeating him handsomely.

Yet Gompers is a very likable man

Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, December 30, 1915


} | | ' a 4 . Te hich RECOLLECTIONS AND REMINISCENCES OF AN yhich : . but INTERESTED OBSERVER * ; the ~~» ility, BY JASPER - =) and FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS FINANCIAL EDITOR OF LESLIE'S —— " nied new HE muckraker wa ot with great success, up t ( I t te peri | vi A sfied the creatio ol the whe he found that he wa erwhelme wit! riviley¢ he arket W Ince, 4 present decade be ind was nearly driven to tractio n making a settle s ditio ould was a factor in Wall Street ment with those who had ged « tions better tha him take set quarter ot a century he For a day or two, Mr. Sage shrewdly declined to ke g I t t his ivo At the time when I was i settlement and this gave the stock market l I rt I nate lor icri = placed in charge of the tunity to rise and by the time he accepts the t t efor g the f his WM. HV ANDERBILT financial department of LEs- his loss was substantially « ited t. Whe HENRY I. ROGERS LIE’s, that publication had . : ; pr ge, he lw entere he honor, I believe, of being the first of the weekly and GOULD AND SAGE } self litth Ort, monthly class to recognize the need of a regular finan ial Mr. Sage and Mr. Goul iall lunched tog¢ t it «so the se of é 3 stop page \ reference to newspaper files at that time will show the Western Union Building Gould did the er r re } ledg Ml ( ling that while the muckraker was not on the first page, he was and Sage furnished mucl t the read) ist Goul ( el Slo wl ere | ture ligging his way upward from the reportorial desk and oc- inaccessible to the general | | but Sage was not al ever ft ere heir isionally breaking out in the editorial colum1 Those meeting any of the broker wi hose to droy y ecre t cont Mrs yeen vere the times when the late W. H. Vanderbilt was reviled if they were eating peanuts and laid a few uy his desk ess ] ver that because of the unjust 4nd unfounded accusation that he or if they had an extra apple about lunch time t ffer | é the itter if | { ving M Sa irds had publicly said Che public be damned Those were he never refused His habits were the simplest } the stock arket, he | ot the days when Jay Gould, dominating the Western Union word was as good as his bond I asked hit é . tur He Pp 1S Company, then the center of speculative interest, was comfort he found in his rigid adherence to business { } hief, but | ofte } sO threatened with violence and on one occasion was thrown day to day without taking time for any vacat he r é ther bodily into an areaway in the financial district. He found _ replied \iter the market closes, ar whe ¢ V 5 ron i stout protector in his broad-shouldered . ( rate the late Mr. G. Morosi: yuld Those were the times betor« il tomobi ~ this hurried our captains of fina e and industt rm, iber fon the doorsteps of th a to ti GOULD'S HAPPY IDEA irth porches of their homes Fifth Aver ] { out Russell Sage controlled the put-anc a ( Ss Il ir ke ind 1 his pla fur ishe = } thee, this simply attired ster finance, wearing a suit of clothes tl 1 I ific, he boasted did not cost him more tha | has $10, held powerful sway in Wall Street t | nal because he was credited with having a g s ‘ew eally had more ready cash at his disposa \ the thar in other active operator R eS leet Sage was a curious character, but I adi ( ( é ' Let | sincerity and strength | et | } the three times a week I } wn | . was erocery store keeper in Tt N. \ ¢ RUSSELL SAG! WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER AY GOULD ma earl day He was alwavs fond of his d ~ i di Troy acquaintances No an was more iccessible through here, I hitch up my t e tl g hile than Russell Sage You uuld alwavs find one or twe tral Park I have a fine team and wil 9 his ind netimes a gl | i mer mostly youngsters I forge all al siness the tanding in his litth te-rool peering eagerly into 1 know this t v true. for Russell Sage. lh ot the where Sage sat busy at his desk an t the first spanking tea! was pointed out by n y of the ¢ ers ypport tv. thrusting before h ttle lips of paper Park visitors, and | may add what very few pe kme } es us These were bids for privileg put calls or spreads, that when one of his favorite horses fell | sw \ ige is they were k wn, tor this for { speculation centered ! the stable at the rear of his residence Fifth A < Street lat t Sage thee he va ister { it Mr sage busy man as he w 2 t he ; houlders enormous finan transact spent earl gine oe HOW “PUTS” WERE SOLD ie atals N li G cametadinds he El, atlas iain: tiie : eld To the ininitiated, | wht expla that a put’ is restored to health Sage was always talked of as ~ Witl ese rot i proposition by some one who believes that a certain proposition. He never paid any attention to crit ties t S ock is to have a lecline to sell I put - stipulated of this kind. One day in relerring to a part $ ( holder n imber of shares of that particular stock at a particular ruel attack in a vicious newspaper, he said that he gave rity of tl 9 ars price and within a certain period. For instance, if a spec- his charities in his own way and then disclosed to me that panies dep. so larg g on ulator had reason to believe while Erie Common was selling he was the chief supporter of a little struggling cl I corporat the pul t g I ta i an at 50 that it would shortly decline to 40, he would go to in which he had become intereste He wanted g could be ke } é g re- Mr. Sage and offer to pay a bonus tor the privilege of said about it or he would be overrun with calls for hel; id hominem, the direct ers tere ] ? ve putting or selling a certain number of shares of Erie to s sparely built, strong, vigorous and of a1 (Gould was about the size, | a weight at Mr. Sage within a stipulated time at the current quoted at He spoke so quickly tk e could s friend August Heckscher, one « e we t s price of 50 If the decline occurred, as the purchaser of I es 1d usua s unass ing f eaders Ne \ uC the privilege expected and within the stipulated time, he Jay Gould was far-sighted « gh to re e the to could buy the stock at the lower price and take it to Mr the vellow press He tri t ste et N do Sage and sell it to him at the stipulated price York WU I Ss I I nd « pocket the profit lo illustrate further: if the pu road. but he t Is the privilege paid Mr. Sage $100 for a “‘put”’ for 60 days public his owners | Th 100 shares of Erie at $50 a share nd if within that time yuurse it had t t le, Erie declined to $40 a share, the purchaser of the priv Had Gould openh e ig lege could buy 100 shares of stock at 40, turn them that the paper w f ut over to Mr. Sage and receive $50 a share or a net profit e trutl i tl t m of $1,000, less the $100 paid for the privilege and the hallenge t é uS Om Miss1ons, we ] \ rs It would not even be necessary for the stock to be pur- iret ] ot hased. The holder of the privilege could take it to Mr > nt Sage and have the latter pay the difference in price. This embk rs night be called gambling and probably was, but so far ee em ; n- as Mr. Sage was concerned, it was speculating on his FORESTALLING THE MUCK \KEK f Ye knowledge of business conditions, of the state of the money . | ~ | market and of the earnings of the railways and indus erve to

trial corporations. He traded on this knowledge and ROSWELL P. FLOWER Ww. E. CONNOR Count



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It is a wicked litth

Len Kilier

that throws


packages of h gh explosives.

BORROWED FROM THE DARK AGES \n adaptatio ‘Id cross-bow It 1 hurl fe Dp ile ant rr hy le + i ! c r I vy Ath t s ( express the wish to be detaik L trench mortar battery or hrowing squad ind you are immed | full-fledged ember of the “Suicide Club For over a vear I have watched the ops of Britain, France and Belgium; have watched them at their work on the Weste front , the front of the war correspondent | the front, behind the first line of trenche f pure, cold-blooded daring I give the palm to ~ the men of the trench mortar batteries and tt bombers—and ir ost regiments the terms are



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ited form was stan ped or

the same informatior

which hung around his nec

of string, with an

ing his religious convictior

so that in case there was t

him with proper ceremor

receive the rites of his chi

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idditional n

Smith, No King’s Own ial record on he joined in in ibbrevi ileaden dis k on a prece

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the Creek rmy ~t i

THE RRITISU GULARD HOUSE he best of armies the ldiers wit i genius for getting to t I B I | Ww the Bri

ers under arrest are conh to I nav be followed by

the first thing

few hours’ “fatigue duty t r even death, ac gt fi B |

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rTRALS continue to talk of an

PEACE AFTER early termination of the European VICTORY war while the belligerents go grimly on

with preparations for hostilities on a scale yet more gigantic than any heretofore attempted Germany has announced that another war loan will be

floated in March to put millions more men into the field

Great Britain is making preparations France is training her 18 year-old boys; Russia is bringing up vast numbers of reserves Under the surface of all this warlike preparation,

however, is a muttering of discontent. (German socialists and British pacifists are asking on what terms their govern- ments would accept peace, and it is reported that more than 10,000 signatures were affixed to a recent peace petition Moscow the police in Berlin are current, although denied by the gov- no doubt that all the are But as both the German Chan- cellor and the British Prime Minister have pointed out in off

has settled nothing

in Hungary Russia has had anti-war riots in

and reports of peace demonstrations broken up