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t I THE HELPER TIMES. HELPER. UTAH ie tQt the General Wood Laid to Rest in Arlington race,, 4 f "asebaii t i 1 L 3 Fit 17 f 1 t 1 1 1 7 met 8 r ;;V- v Ale. penamg upon iU strength atone for us success m.mant is doomed to h - utterances as these are Lfs- - plot. three ? or v, upon , j';: ; h 3&h 'Itf V ELMO SCOTT WATSON HAT is the spirit conquering armies in the hiatorv the world have had their reverses, an the labor movement cannot expect to De an exception to that rule. Each de feat acts ag a trenchant warning to th toilers of America that error must be avoided, that intelligence must prevail and that no success can come to them unless it is through their own efforts and their own organization, and by their persistency manifested Pessimism results in indifference, lethargy and lmpotency and this In turn simply permits the corporation; and trusts and the entire capitalis class to filch from the toiler rights which have been dearly bought The organizations of labor must be thorough and complete and above all must be permanent. Those organlza tions which arise like a flash in the pan only go to show how arduous Is the struggle before the toiler. In order to overcome the antagonism of the g classes of our coun try. Today more than ever the toilers recognize how essentially they are thrown upon their own resources; that they have few if any outside their own ranks who symr.ithlze with them In their efforts for the emancipation of mankind. Tollers, organize. Let us carry on the good work and in a few more revo lutions of the earth upon its axis we shall have a better world a better mankind. Waiting will not accomplish It: deferring till another time will not secure It. Now is the time for the workers of America to come to the standard of their unions and to organ ize as thoroughly, completely and com pactly as is possible. Let each worker bear In mind the words of Longienow "In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivouac of life, Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero In the strife!" of There Labor Day? may be as many answers to that question as there are answerers, but from several of them, though phrased in different terms, it maj be pos- arrive at some statement i I to I will come near expressing not only to labor but to the all I divisions of human society, of fay of days for the working man. jtor Day was first suggested in Res York city Central Labor In May, 18S2. It was decided ene the first Monday ia Sep- ps of that year as a festival day, parade, and held that, whereas there other holidays representing the civil and military spirit, ms none which stood for the ial spirit. Accordingly this Celebration was held, and It was ling, 551 speech-makin- me, of bit- - coa- jatten "on," been !4 the American Federation of the first Labor Day. earners, irrespective of sex, or nationality, were ureed to e It until it should be as un- for a man to work on Labor wuU be for him to toil on OTh of July. State legislatures to make the a legal day 7. find , 99 u. mem eventually ui .1 ?"JCt la's to Lliat effect, non- made it a legal holiday in 1894 e District of Columbia and the lW's and, although a number of we no Labor Day law. the has been accented hv nil " and this holiday is generally tliroushout the United States. ;e Thej Tin en itctcr f pit'V them is pic-Lab- officially proclaimed J in September as tt( 10 wealth-producin- success. to ;rs g 11 u fo lders cces pol- r the ts I done ie! it one of the first Interpreta-- J spirit of Labor Day was the ita tered by the lle Gland m,i lLl in the e c.,,i. n . nr .u iuau ui Allien-i - first Labor Day wrote after con-- I mail, it a "ouuay .'torial, which appeared in the 'euvratlon Kt f,,!. Septem- - if ,wllieh follows: eye, nf tim . nf "1,,sc . . re asam important ho'l T, I for the first time In rW devotea a day k re L0lthe h an"5 ,n,"t hereafter bo re- iff 'p,ortant factor ' 'he Nlookof Z''hie day when so u"rK iae or the S! ot :, nr.. Ti .'""ur movement and .1 dawn Pulhnii.i, amls to direct iu1 '"at ,he llf" o'th'8,"01 th a s e vaKt h atten-fami- lj ' the struggle, and r""Kfess Is not as as our w an'rt Impatient rs of labor, would h. .Slst' !h fact that :n our the riRhts of labor ," Cle: to fly d,r,nj the vantage obtaining a the existing ,nte,Ilnt j'teTe a,ion t0 achieve !' s la- - percep-1?ht- P'8' i . - n-- zatlon untry petfh Written at a time when American labor had not yet won the many victories which have characterized its progress during the past 40 years of il American economic history, that of the reflection is a striking spirit of Labor Day, 1S94, when the greatest concern was for the "rights of labor." Since that time the compact organization of American labor, for which Mr. Gompers uttered his piea, has brought about amazing changes. In some foreign countries revolution has failed to accomplish for labor what a process of evolution has United accomplished for it in the worker American the States. Today is the most prosperous of any in the world, and he is the envy of wage earners everywhere. And Labor Day, 10-,finds him still standing steadbut fastly for the "rights ofofthelabor," responsihe is also conscious bilities of labor as well. That sense of responsibility was voiced recently John P. Frey, by one of its leaders, State Federapresident of the Ohio said: he when of Labor, tion our duty A portion of our obligation, we repto the great movement which wi th resent, is to deal with employers ro a tions n whom we have friendly not such a manner that we willbut ty only retain their full confidence, to m le le load other employers as a ma ter of jUStce that not only, IlUt as a matter oi i"""1"""' It is to their to themselves, working .tage trt f.'sinblish orgamza-tion- s relations with trade union . of their employees r.ii IrnfiP II ii ii H" on , e the purpose for wh eui-torh- -- . wltnc!,sed several . PI n IL. 18 immediate oh"Slit . e awaKened a ""ft In a . . the m- -i v"Liln peopie, ana ""ributo f'm ,0 the thorough .1 wage workers of 'nnn hundreds of meet- Or iumnkl.1. r;Vf""e I df .V-iw- -- me.nr. s 81 m . irane ,h. eonn- - oMhe majority - of u.. and the mlll- -trade union diselpUn" to our weinitnl tant fPir.r ar- - movenlcnt de- fare, nut a wife ei-s- a Anty Taking exercise as lone a usually Is a eronnsome and some activity. is a . would ..i... r.vKicni exercise for For this reason, no doubt, golf 'rl.V . . CO.'lin snao.v tJ ' ym nogs (inn t boon to those on the don't mU TI...B life's Boon. It Is about the only hik- r tt, T. '"""OS V tnopi"! enjoy. 'III MU t Ing tlmt thpy iiicv' have the i.itrii Bnv lll.r,!",. trees, ne that It is for their down j , ir,.iif.s trip cauiMrTi... that threatens, an ' P"isons of accuniulat-,!lv,''- , Mood pressure always of u"" t'"'.v have no de-,- mountain climbing has Its penalty Louis "'"I cut up didoes with hear.burst.-- St. and nns. perhaps they'd fcise as a Duty h better ... ., evi- dence of the fact that. Mr. Gompers warning so long ago that "intelligence must prevnil," has been heeded by American labor, and a part of the American laboring man's prosperity today is due to the fact that be has brought to his task an intelligent conception of both its rights and its obligations. For that reason Kodin's famous statue, "The Thinker," is not an inappropriate symbol of the American working-man- , a man of brains as well as brawn. Itev. Charles Stelzle, an eminent sociologist and student of labor problems, once wrote: Ofn " '"owed k 5 fail-Suc- not. In compliance with his last wish, Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, famous soldier nnd governor general of the Philippine islands who died in Boston, vns laid to rest in Arlington National cemetery unions the departed Rough Kidors he so gallantly led in battle in Cuba 7 years ago. Chief Leading Eagle Receives His Headdress When the last chapter of the has been written, it will be found story that the chief glory of labor has not been In what its leaders or men gained for themselves nor for their generation, but in what they secured for those who followed. This fact should make us more generous In our estimate of the value of the services of those who are today giving their hearts and lives to many a cause which seems to make but little progress. . . . The normal man, be he rich or poor, educated through books or through experience, be he black or white, yellow or red, no matter what his circumstances so long as he's a man who is doing a man's Job in the world, is helping the other fellow in a way which is rarely appreciated. The poorest, neediest man in the world, who ts doing his best, is rendering a real service to the richest man in the world. He Is making a contribution to the world's work which mere wages do not repay. Even the despised immigrant who doesn't understand a word of English, but who is contributing his share to the common good by shoveling dirt In a construction camp, is making a debtor of the man who will later ride over that railroad track In his comfortable null-mamade smooth-runnin- g because that Italian made a good Job of his in human shoveling. But everywhere life, In the lowliest places, In shop and factory, on the street and on the road, everywhere, men and women and even little children are bringing their contributions to the great treasure house to which we all come and freely draw some more, some less; and ho who draws most becomes the great est debtor to all mankind. Here's the point, then: Let's talk less about helping and let's think more about "exchange" of service for that s what it is. President Coolidge being initiated into the tribe of the Ogalala Sioux at Deadwood and receiving from Kose Bud Yellow Robe the headdress of feathers as he was named Chief Leading Eagle. Dawes and Wales Open Peace Bridge n, Itead these words 3 it MISS ILLINOIS -- N I "The again: man who is doing a man's job In the world who is doing his best making uting a contribution to the world's his share to the common good." They lead inevitably to one iv work-contrib- phrase "the dignity of labor." That phrase has been given a slightly different wording by Thornton Oakley, writing in the American Federationist j on THE DIVINITY OF TOIL Toiler, toiler of the mine. Eraving Pluto's inmost shrine, Delving dark in depths of earth As some god or mystic K4 Dirin. pyres Wresting from Food for man's insatiate fires. Toiler, toller dost thou see In thy toil Divinity.' Toiler, toiler of the mill, Molding matter to thy will, Hearing towers crowned with flame, Ressemers of Titan frame. fires By thy fierce, Forging mans prouu, ciuuu-uu,ispires, Toiler, toiler, dost tnou see n thy toll Divinity.' Toiler, toiler of the rail, lernlne crag ana spanning With thy engines' headlong roar shore to snore, Girdling nations mesn or sieei Binding close in Man with man for common weal, Toiler, toller, dost tnou see n thy toll Divinity.' Toller, toller of the sea. i deep-hidde- n 7 -- r. sr H !T3rtrru Vice President Dawes shaking hands with the prince of Wales at the center of the new peace bridge connecting Fort Erie, Canada, and Buffalo, N. T. They are shown at the ribbons which were cut to open the bridge officially. New Jersey Has a Serious Flood JflW tt'iQ Miss Lois Delander of Jollet, 111, was selected ns Miss Illinois to compete In the Atlantic City beauty tourna-nien- t. She la seventeen years old, weighs 122 pounds and has gray eyes and unbobbed brown hair. KUGHITT WON'T QUIT Tpv T that through the year's swift - . .. .. .... this is the spirit of Labor man the consciousness of the there Is works that in HIS J of dlgnitv of labor, the divinity And r$H skrf Day who the toil. Third Rail Stops Engine rail that deI!y means of a third the moveduring electricity velops device a recently the train, of ment Invented by on Italian, stops trains without the action of the engineer.a When anything obstructs the track cab. If this light shows In the engine a bell rings, and should the Is ignored the engine Is ringing escape attention the device by stoppi automatically The third brakes. the that applies rail can also be used for a telephone service for driven 1 v i jikiu, soaring visions m.u .nouerinK eann, Buildest tons emiuiiM". .u.., Kver lifting man s nesiro To the pure, celestial Are. see Thou O toiler, thu shall In thy toll Divinity. Led by "' ' ft Cleaving black Immensity, W ith thv hulls, masuc, vasi, blast. "corning wave and typhoon's south, east and west Bearing north, ceaseless quest, Man upon his see Toiler, toller, dost thou n thy toil Divinity.' Thou . ' I B flli-'nt- '' - ' I P iWUMlil' i , "ui ..;( i ' ' ' 7 7?1 IHWII I 1 3 i inJ 7a yr z :; ' " I I il ! flemy rainstorms caused floods In the vicinity of Newark, N. J., that were the worst experienced there in forty years. In South Orange the water was ten feet deep, and the street cor seen In the photograph was completely swamped. Like a good sen captain. Patrick Iteilly, operator of the car, stuck to the last, until every man. woman ar.d child hud left the "ship." - i Marvin Hiigblit of Chicago, retired head of the North Western railroad, who, at ninety, refuses to net his b'ic and pass out of the picture. lie .still "works at railroading" lu his oliice as chairman of the finance committee of the road, and says that Is what keeps blm young and spry.