"What man is there among us who coming in contact with a great soul is not made the wiser, better and happier thereby. A drop of water on the petal of a lotus glitters with the lustre of a peari."
And who among us that have had the honor and privi¬ lege to know the author of this book, to know Uncle John Fritz, but will say we have come in contact with a great, a noble soul.
Who of us will ever forget the cordial greetings, the delightful talks he has given us, the cheery smile on his face as he has told us of his life work; aye such men as Uncle John "help to move this dark world nearer the sun." They fail not to pour good oil on the axis of this old round earth that she may run smoother on her bear¬ ings as we journey around the sun. It is such men that
" Give us the glad good morning As we pass along the way, And leave the morning's glory Over the livelong day."
The world knows Uncle John Fritz as the great engineer, his loved ones and we his friends of ye olden time know him as a man among men.
JOHN ALFRED BRASHEAR.