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AS OTHERS SEE US.
FROM JULES SIMON
FOR A TEXT
The I'.iiilneiit frmit-hmmi It Alrnld Tlint
Contact irllli Am er I en 11 Is Kultilng
tlio .Morula of til 11 (IiihIr Mlntllltllil
tiuiillnm llctu-ccii Peoples.
Nr.w VoitK, Fob. 11. In n recon
niiinlH-T of Tim Temps, which is th
most weighty ami tho mostimiiortnnt oi
nil tlio I'nris nowspajHira, M, .Ttili.
Simon ilovott'M an entire column to nbuse
of tho Americans, whom lie holds up to
tho obloquy of tho civilized world na the
destroyers of that most imiKirtnnt of all
social Institutions namely, tho family.
It Is not the first time tho citizens
of this great country liavo been thus ns
sailed by their cousins on tho other side
of tho broad Atlantic, and as a rule they
can afford to treat with ltidllTurotico at
tacks of this character. Uut M. Jules
Simon holds u position of such excep
tional eminence in tlio Old World, both
as a statesman of International reputa
tion and as dean of tho French literary
world, that his remarks aro certain
to carry more than ordinary weight
After declaring that it Is tho North
Americans who aro sotting tlio pace not
only in tho Western but also in tho
Eastern Hemisphere, and who aro forc
ing by competition as well as by ox
amplo the nations of Europe to trans-
form their easy going and deliberate
gait into a mad Yankee gallop which
leaves no time for any such cumbersome
baggago as sentiment and domestic ties
of aiToction, ho proceeds to state that it
is the family institution alono which
sweetens life- and renders it pure It
therefore follows, according to M. Si
mon, that If the Americans by means of
their pernicious example aro destroying
tho family system of tho Old World,
they aro ipso facto also destroying tho
purity of tho latter.
This will doubtless appear to most ot
my American readers a very astonish
ing remark especially when It Is borno
In mind that it comes from a Gaul. To
bo accused, by tlio French of all iicoplu,
of tho crimo of perverting their moral
ity and of contaminating thoir purity
is probably about tho very last thing in
tho world that tho Americans would
expect. Indeed, tho inhabitants of this
country iiavo hitherto been under tho
impression that it was just tho other
way that, instead of tho Amoricans
perverting tho French, it was tho latter
who wore making havoc of American
innocenco; and to such an extent does
this belief prevail in tho United States
tltat tho tonus "vory Gallic" or "very
French" aro regarded hero as synony
mous of a propriety that is, to say tho
False and erroneous Impressions con
cerning sister nations prevail on both
sides of tho Atlantic, which aro restored
and increased by such newspaper arti
cles as thoso of M. Jules Simon, and
which can only bo dispolled by a better
und moro thorough mutual acquaint
anco between tho Old World and tho
Now. Not all French novels, plays and
ways aro Immoral, nor on the otliei
hand aro tho family institutio.i anil
homo lifo as conspicuously absent from
tho social system of tho United States
as M. Jules Simon would lead his coun
trymen to beliovo. There are other nnd
bettor tilings in Franco than tho can can
and tho Moulin Rouge, whilo in Amer
ica people, although eager to get ahead
of their competitors in tho raco of life,
nevertheless und time to dovoto to thoir
homo all'ectious nnd to domestic ties.
In tho course of his article M. Simon
compares a French family as yet tin
tainted by transatlantic adulteration
with what ho imagines to bo a typical
American household. Tho members ol
tho French family ho portrays as living
and dying in the houso in which they
were born a house every corner ol
which recalls to mind and is sanctified
by a caress or a lesson of tho mother oi
tho family. Her he describes as the
"pattern anil apobtlo of overy virtue.''
Tlio family ip question is respectable
without being austere, fond of pleas
ures, hut only of thoso which aro com
patible with a strict senso of duty and
self respect; addicted to art, scienco am1
literature, out iiisiiamiui or tho more
frivolous forms of the latter, and whose
intercourse is restricted to polite society.
This is M. Simon's idea of the French
family unadulterated by American con
tamination. Quito the opposite thereof in overy re
spect is tho typical American family of
M. Jules Simon's imagination. Mutri-
mony in tho United States ho declares
to bo more of a business contract, ter
minable at pleasure by means of an
ordinary lawsuit ending in divorce,
than any lasting bond of lovo. as in
France. The ties of marriage aro not
regarded as Mcrod or puriiiauout, but
are treated merely as the stipulations of
an ordinary euinmercial agreement. The
American mot her. according to M
Simon, is the contrary ol that "pattern
and apostle of every virtue" above por
t rayed as tho French mere do fnmille
Sho rrgards her maternal duties as
onerous, declines to either i" - - toud
Ife" " tfel
CAPITAL CITY C0UK1KR.
her children mid packs them oft to
schoid an soon as ever they aro beyond
Ifsho does not resident a hotel sho has
a house, where her husband and horself
occasionally receive their Irieuds, but
which serves for but llttloelso. Tho hus
band, as a rule, prefers his club, whore
ho find, solitude if ho desires It, card
games If he Is fond of gambling, gossip
If ho likes conversation, and In many
rases luxuries which ho cannot alTord to
have at his own homo. Frequently ho
dines at his club, Holng thus tho entire
day on Vhango or at his business and
spending the evening at Ills club, what
becomes of tho wire? She, during this
time, says M. Simon, Tonus acquaint
ances and social relations or her own.
She is left entirely free to her own de
vices, unhampered by any of the senti
mental scruples or tho Old World con
cerning her husband and children, and
well, sho "hovers on tlio border lino or
Concerning tho American practice or
living at hotels and It is clour that M.
Simon believes that at least 70 ior
cent, or tho well to do population or
tho United States has adopted that
means or existence ho declares that
ineso caravansaries render even super
fluous tho hypocrisy of pretending to
have a home and a fiitnily Monsieur
and Madamu have each their separately
numbered room and thoir duly num
bered seat at tho tabled' bote, nor is it
usual, he adds, for either tho rooms or
the husband and wiTo, nor yet their
places at table, to be contiguous.
As to tlio American children M. Simon
assorts that the only tie which binds
ilium to their parents is the sentiment
that thoy are dependent upon tho latter
for maintenance and support. As soon
as from uuo reason or another thov be
come soir supporting the tie in question
disappears, they shake themselves Tree
from tho obligation or obedience, which,
according to M. Simon, thoy look upon
as a "yoke" instead or as a loving duty,
und thoy Iwcoino comparative strangers
to their fatherH and mothers.
Tills is tlio conception which M. Jules
Simon has formed or tho typical Ameri
can family, and inasmuch as ho Is
esteemed in Europe to bo the greatest
living authority mid writer on nil pnjb
loins connected with tlio social system,
it stands to rca-on that ho will bo bo
lioved, not alono by tlio vast majority of
his countrymen, who aro incredibly
ignorant or everything beyond their
frontiers, hut also by tho greater portion
of tlio people or tho Old World.
It is scarcely necessary Tor mo to men
tion tho ract that M. Simon lias never
visited tlio United States, and that tlu
solo opportunities which lie has enjoyed
or studying tho intricacies of tlio very
complex Ainorican character have been
on the Paris boulevards or at the sum
mer hotels. Possibly his convictions on
tho subject have been continued by the
superficial and altogether valueless
opinions of thoso of Ills countrymen
who. having spent a few days in Now
York drifting about between tho Hoff
man House and tho Hotel Martin, fond
ly imagine that thoy know America.
Unfortunately neither thoy nor yot M.
Simon apimar to understand that there
aro other kinds of Amoricans than thoso
whom thoy happen to have encountered
in hotels, and that there is just as much
regard for family and domestic ties of
affection in tho United States as in
eithor Franoo or any wlioro olso in Eu
rope. Tlio lovo of homo and of thoso
dear onos who brighten with their pres
ence bo tlio relation what it may is just
as strongly developed in the Amoricun
heart as in the French charactor.
I, too, Hko M. Simon, am a foroignor,
and whilo 1 can lay no claim to his rep
utation, nor to his knowledge, nor to tho
universal respect which ho enjoys
abroad, yot there is ono tiling in which
I am his Buporior munuly, in oxperi
enco of tho Ainorican lifo nnd of tho
Ainorican charactor. And lot mo assure
him and thoso whom ho has misled that
it is just as preposterous to jtidgo the
American family and tho American
character from what is scon thereof in
hotels, either in Europe or in Now York,
as it Is for Amoricans to gaugo tho
standard of French morality by vilo
translations of vilo French novels. In
tho cities, towns nnd villages of tho
United States aye and right hero in
Now York as well there aro a homo
lifo, a domestic happiness and a family
organization or which tho ordinary for
eign globe trotter has no knowledge but
which are every whit as perfect in ell
their features as thoso of Franco or any
other country of tho Old World.
Major MrKluliiy's I'lireuts.
Canton, 0., Feb. 11.-William Mc
Kinloy, Sr., and wife, parents of the
protectionist champion and present gov
ernor of Ohio. William Mclvinloy, Jr..
recently celebrated thoir sixty-third wed
ding anniversary. It was a notable oc
casion, and graced by tho presence ol
so vend distinguished gent lemon. The
venerable father of tho statesman is a
familiar figure upon tlio streets of this
city, his eighty-live years being no hin
drance to active participation in busi
tiess affairs. With his wire the senior
William lives in a cheerful home on
esi iiiscarawas street, in this citv. A
daughter. Miss Ida. makes her homo
with tliem. And such good hearted,
high minded old folks are they -that in
all Canton uo.ie can bo found who aro
held in higher esteem Three sons, all
of whom have been succos-ful in lifo,
survive of a family of six-William, tho
Republican statesman; Aimer, who is a
prominent New York business man, and
David, who resides In San Francisco,
and represents the Hawaiian govern
ment as its American consul. The Mc
Kinleysare well known in this section,
nnd have exerted a wonderful influence
for good. The head of tho family bids
fair to become a centenarian. K.
ancient cornier mine which w.m
first worked l.iailyears ago, is about to
be reopened in Miisashi, Japan. Old
Japanese manuscripts of undoubted
authenticity mention tlio mine. Its gat
lories and levels are in somo cases just
as thoy wuro TOO years ago
lm Orriilest Kffi.rt ol Ills Mr,, uml ti
Horrors, what an olwuie liaiiil you
Mitel" said the literary editor to Hie new
IMie writer as he turned In a hit of poetry.
'Oh, U'h plain enough," Interjected (10
IHH't hamily, "The Hi) men ami the ineier
will help tho compositor out, and llieie'll
not be the least hit. or trouhlu If they Just
And the copy went hustling up the tulx
to the composing room.
'Sa ay, what ilml-gnMcd chump Inn
hieu M'lidlll In liU ('hlnemi liiliniliv hill r.,r
cop) " wildly yelled out Slug 1(1. wiping u
uilileii hurst of perspiration from his few
hcad.aml ularlmx at ills hoatiikn. "I lint
make lieml or tall out of this thltigl"
'Well, Chinese or no Chinese," cried the
hurrying foreman, "make whatever )ou
tan out of It ami sung It up In mighty short
order, Tor we're late now."
And the type fairly Jumped from the ease
Into the stick.
"(IihhI Ciewirl" gasped tho proofreader,
clutelilng at IiIh brow. "Are my eyes full
ing or Is this a pieiuoultloii of nervous
prostration?" Then he rubbed his eye
and stared. 'My the gislsl either I've got
thchllml staggers or Slug 10's onarojal
At that Instant a scream riiinu down the
spout: "Rush that proof along, for heav
en's sake! We'le Intel"
The proofreader groaned, galloped down
the column, hesitated anil then desperate
ly thrust the slip Into t,u tube, huskily
mill muring, "I compared It with the copy
und that's us near as I can get to Hebrew
That night the new space writer hur
riedly wnippul up ami addressed a copy of
thu Issue without a glance, and dropped It
Into the mall with IliU brier unlet
.MvOnuixtNivkiit and Dkaiiimt MAiur.-l
send joh n muulier of tlio Hiinilay suppleiniiut
t-oiiluhiliiumy llltlu poem. Your faoouojiiin
uver pi eseut Inspiration to i-u when I wrote
and happy Ihnuuhts of you Inspired overy
wiituiii'D. lletujoii will Mud oxpressed what
I linwi ever felt toward you, hut havo hardly
dared to wilcu Imfore. Till death, etii.
.Miss Marie fori Intuit Van Clifton glanced
through the tender note, blushed with
pleasure and hurriedly opening thu paper
When the lireeu from tlio liluulmttlu'i hlus-li-rlntr
Tu Iris tho toiids In a toiirooiiialno,
And tho nhlskery wlilnoof tho uhevdlcsome
Drowns Hie roll of tlm rnttnttatoo,
Then I dream hi tho shadoof tho shatly-Ko-slue.
And the voleoof tho tiallyinolay
llrhiKs tho smell of stalo poppy-cod lilum
uioreil In hluo
From tho will) -wad over tho day.
Ah, tho sliiulilerhiu slum and tlio lillnketly
lilauks Whun the puiiutuuu falls from the IkiiikIi
In the IiImM of ii hurt Initio's hlekutty-hauk
tin tho hills or tho hoekettj-howl
OIo tho rlKiittiaiolo to tlioelatmery wiiiik,
if they care fnrsiieh llihlleileilee;
Hut tlio thhiKUiiilinl) kiss of tho u han Ken
ImtiK Keeps l ho lihadcily-plKulo for mo.
It li pill). immIcmIiIIc nnd alluobuuit
Wliiui tho lolly-pop covers tho ground,
Yctthu poldlildlo perishes piinkety-putu;
When tlio heart Jhtiiuy-eoKitles around.
If tlio soul cannot snoop at tho l'IkkIc-muiib
HeoklliKBUli-easu III ultllWty-Klllk'.
It Is uiuless to say lo tho ptilsatllu; heart,
The new space writer and Miss Mario
Cortlandt Van Clifton are not engaged
now. Cincinnati Commercial Gazette.
One Side. I.
Of all thu eccentricities which Inivu been
recorded as belonging to men of genius,
perhaps none could bu well considered
more amusing than that which was dis
played by the great musician Frederick
Chopin, atone period of his career.
This was the time when Chimin wii
young, ami not too fond of taking trouble
about anything except music. His per
sonal apiK'tirance was the last thing to
which hu gave thought: and yet, tho "pub
lic" madu certain liciunmls upon a per
former which hu reluctantly conceded.
Tlio way In which hu reconciled his In
doleucu in regard to ono matter of his
toilet, with his regard for the audiences hu
never failed to charm, he tells hi a, loiter
sent to his parents from Vienna In I Ml.
He says, in writing of some family friends:
"When they saw me at Mine. Schtis
chek's their astonishment know mi bounds
at my looking such a proper fellow. I
have left my whiskers only on the right
cheek. They grow very well there; and
there Is really no occasion to havu them on
my left cheek, as I always sit with thu
right one toward the audience!" Youth's
Tlm Artist mid Ills Visitor.
Scott Lelghton was sketching a land
scape near Poland Springs, Me., onu day,
when he found a dilapidated looking man
ga.lng over his shoulder at thu canvas.
"Hiimphl" ejaculated the visitor, more
in scorn than in Interest, us ho ga.cd at the
embryo work of art. "what do you paint
them for-the market?"
"Yes," said Mr. Lelghton.
"Well, yui must paint a lot of them to
get a living. I guess you mVe a hauler
way of getting a living than I have."
Bravely endeavoring to hide a smile, the
artist asked, "What Is your business?"
"Oh, I peddle pond lilies," answered the
old mail, as he walked away. Boston
"All thouorld'sa Mage, you kuow."sald
tho actor ho was having his hair trim
med. "Yes," replied the barber, "although I
don't reull.e It except when I have a bald
headed man in the chair."
"And why then?"
"Because I have to act a part." Wash
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A TRUE STORY OF
T Mils towauls the close of a bright summer's day that the prodigal son nriivcd
nt the paternal mansion. He had come by the quickest route, "The Burling
ton." The sun wns declining In the west the only thing that docs decline
west of Chicago except base ball and its slanting rays threw a golden tint
upon the gray hairs ol thu aged father who sat ou the front porch rending the
last "Burlington Route" advertisement.
The gate opened, and the old mnn peering over his spectacle dlscricd a
n ragged tramp coming up the walk. Ilu was about to set the dog on hhn, In
accordance with the usual custom of that hospitable region, when the tramp
can.e up, removed a dilapidated hat rim which encircled hi brow, and cried,
"father, don't you know mc?" "Know you?" returned the old man, after
scrutinizing him a moment over his spectacles, "i would know you if I saw
your hide banging In a tan yard, It's my own lost b-hoyl" Then the fond
parent fell upon his son's neck and wept wept because It was so dirty, It hadn't
been washed since Christmas, but he took him in all the same, gave him a
bath and a new suit of clothes and then walked him down to the B. Sc M.
depot lo sec to what perfection the "Burlington" lind brought their passenger
train service. 'Twas marvelous, and the prodigal fon straightway registered a
Boloin vow that his children and his children's children for all time to come
should recognlc the "Burlington" as the one great railway whose equipment
was always UP TO DATE.
Wc don't know how this legend of the prodigal son came down through
the age so accurate and free from side issues, but It's here, intact and unin
cumbered, ready to adorn a back cover or point a moral. The moral of this
story Is; II you would prosper In this world, travel only by the "Burlington
General Passenger Agent,
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The only road to the Great Hot Springs
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J. E. R. MILLAR, R V. R. MILLAR,
City 'I'lcl. et Agt Or VI .-nl.
aBBLBHi :fl 'jHawl
THE PRODIGAL SON.
A. C. ZIEMER,
City Passenger Agent,
ifcf n Mii H I ill iT
(001 0 Street.
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