National Affairs: Governor Douglas

He was much downtrodden. Of the 220-odd million feet in the U. S., ten million of them daily step on his face. For his features are still printed on the soles of his countrymen, although W. L. Douglas is dead.

William Lewis Douglas, born at Plymouth, beside the Rock, in 1845, lost his father at sea when he was only five. At seven he was apprenticed to a shoemaker. You can see him, "W. L. Douglas Pegging Shoes at Seven Years of Age," between "$7.00 French Brogue for Men" and the "$5.00 Advance Fall Style...

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