Excerpt from The Dragon and Juggernaut of Speculation as Exemplified in Gambling in Prices of Our Food Products: Written Especially for the Education and Protection of Our Young Men and Women, About to Enter the Business or Professional World; And a Warning to Our Produce Growers and Provisions Packers
A set of lectures which were first arranged, were the outcome of a natural inquisitiveness which later developed into a serious study of a gross evil. This book was written at the suggestion of an experienced broker, with whom I had associated for several years; who proved himself an honest one; and who gave up a lucrative position in a broker age office, although a family were dependent upon him, because he saw that his employer was carrying on questionable transactions. Neither was he one who, when you gave an order at a certain price, which he was able to fill at a quarter or three-eighths better, pocketed the differ ence, as has been done thousands of times. It is considered one of the perquisites of the This endeavor to enlighten our people. Is not a Propaganda Built Upon Prejudice, but a denouncement of wrongs long endured.
Of course, there are many ways that a person can Speculate' and gamble. In lands, mines, oil wells, and business of all kinds. Craps, Bridge-whist, Faro, etc.; but the men who engage in these risky under takings should consider their families before embarking. So many mistakes are made. So many homes are placed at the mercy of the loan man; and the wife and mother placed in a state of mind bordering frenzy.
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