Harrison press-journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1899-1905, February 26, 1903, Image 6

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The Snobt of Washington.
MM RS. UOOSF.VELT'S effective rebuke to a part ot
I Y Washington's offlcial society for snubbing one of
1 I her guests, who had been a saleswoman before be-
2 A coming the wife of an Influential government offl-
clal, 1s disquieting chiefly because It proves that
there are aJniost as many snobs In the national capital as
there are In New York, Chicago or Boston. It Is generally
conceded that the relation of the snobs to the population
varies directly with the youth and size of the city. Of
Washington we have long thought better things. Washing
ton is an old city and a democratic one. It Is at Washing
ton that there assemble the men who have made themselves,
whose mental superiority over their fellow-men has been
recognized by their fellow-citterns In being sent to the na
tion's capital to represent them and to shape the nation's
destlnU. Most ot those men have started the destiny
shaping by selling papers or splitting fence-rails. We have
rather plumed ourselves with the Idea that the prime quali
flcaUons of Washington society were mental capacity and
a clean record. We have never permitted ourselves to think
that man who lias sufficiently won the confidence of his
community or district to be chosen a government servant
would go to Washington to suffer humiliation because his
wife had once been forced to earn an honorable living with
her own hands. To mi American It is not a pretty conceit.
It might lie embarrassing to those same ladles who have
seen fit to appoint themselves arbiter elcgantlum if n gen
eral investigation of social qualifications wore made. The
husbands of a great many of these ladles have not always
been so prominent. In fact, many of those marriages were
contracted when the husbands had no such lofty ambi
tions, and the idea of securing a helpmate to decorate n
Washington home was not seriously considered. That Is
quite right. It Is the natural safeguard against fallacious
aristocracy. But It Is an essential consideration for those
wives of Congressmen and Senators who feel themselves
qualified to suggest etiquette and social distinctions to Mrs.
Theodore Bo wcvclt. Detroit Journal.
How to Become Rith.
AN analysis of the large fortunes which on account
of death have changed hands during the yeur shows
that no fewer than 20t of these estates were valued
at over 1iki,(hk) each. Among them there figure the
2.!W0,M) of Karl Fitzwllliain; the LSOO,ooo of Mr.
Vngliano, whose great lawsuit with (he Bank of England
remains one of the mont famous of financial cases; and the
2,000,000 of Mr. Sutton, of the well known firm of car
riers. A further analysis of these two hundred odd fortunes
disclose this Instructive fact that the great majority of
them have been created during the life of their owners, and
created not by speculation nor by any sudden chance of
fortune, but by deliberate and unremitting hard work. It
Is clear that "I logged docs it" in the small and exclusive
world of money Just as In the ordinary world at large.
But still more instructive Is this further fact which is
reveaW-d by our analysis that these men. who have worked
so hard and succeeded so signally, have also lived a long
life. Of the great fortunes of the year-amounting to some
ffjH.OOO.O'X' in all -the average age of their owners at death
Is proved to have been seventy-three years, and no fewer
than 25 p-r cent of them had passed the age of four-score.
The moral is obvious. By dint of sheer Industry, shrewd
lyji'jpllwi, it Is not only possible for a man to amass great
wealth; but the activity and self-control which such an aim
demands of the ablest of us react so favorably on the health
or both body and mind that they also assure the happy gift
of a long life. London Iaily Mall.
Da Not Talk Too Much.
BLUNTNF.SS of speec h, directness of action, strict In
sistence on one's right" end disdain of diplomatic,
roundabout methods of dealing with men and af
fairs ate meritorious In n way, but the shortest road
Is not always the easiest and a little diplomacy will
save much trouble In many eases. One can be diplomatic,
too, without lying or doing anything that need worry the
strictest conscience.
The first and hardest rule of diplomacy In large affairs
and small, in public and private life, Is Do not talk too
much. Some Instinct In the majority of people Impels them
to tell all they know, and, sometimes, a little more. Pit a
talker against a man that can keep his own counsel in any
affair of business or intrigue, and It Is strange If the talker
does not get the worst of the matter. He puts his oppo
Would-lie I'urchaser Made Hugses
thin Concerning a I'alntlnif.
There Is perhaps a lesson of some
sort for young artists in the story told
by Frederick Kost, the landscape and
murine painter, of the days when he
was Just starting. It was at a time
when tilings were not prospering as
he could have wished -when, In fact,
the artist was pretty hard up that a
man weurlug a great fur-lined over
coat knocked at the door of his studio.
Tim Htninger was evidently a West
erner, and a man of wealth.
"Vlr. Kost," ho said, "I have seen
pictures of yours at different exhibi
tions, and I think I would like to own
Tlii'U bit nodded approvingly at a
landscape on Hie easel, and said:
"That U oxcei dlngly nice. But," he
added after a pause, "might 1 make
a suggestion?"
"Certainly." said Mr. Kost. "Go
"Well," nald the would be purchaser,
"I think the sky might he chnugud
with advantage," and ho started In to
explain the alteration which he
thought would Improve the painting.
Mr. Kost did not agree with him,
but as ho wished to sell the picture
ho said he would consider the matter.
And Hie stranger went away, prom
ising to cull In a few days.
Mr. Kost went lo work to change
t!i" shy, against his own Judgment, to
ult the stranger. He ended by chang
ing the on! Ire picture to suit Hie sky.
In fact, from a landscape, It grew
Into u murlue. The stranger never
t iinied tip, and the artist cursed his
folly In having acted contrary to com
mon sense to please an Ignorant per
son, and m spoiled one of his beat
effort, the result of several months of
About a year Inter a knock took Mr.
Kost to his door again, and there stood
(he stranger In the fur lined overcoat.
ing market, a rising
sales and orders for
Being asked In, he took a seat before
the easel and nodded approvingly ai
a picture that happened to be there.
"I like that like It very much," he
said thoughtfully. Then, after a pause
"but may I make a suggestion?"
Mr. Kost was not so angry with the
man as annoyed at the recollection of
his own foolishness. He looked square
ly at his visitor.
"Co to the devil with your sugges
tlon," he replied.
"What's that?" exclaimed the stran
ger. Mr. Kost repeated his Invitation.
For a moment the other colored. Then
he smiled quietly. "Well, Mr. Kost,"
he replied, "I may lake that trip some
day; but not Just yet. In the mean
time, 1 think I will buy that picture
of yours."
Afier a pause he continued. "I
would have bought the palnllng you
showed ine lnt year, Mr. Kost, but
when I buy a picture I want It to be
one with which the artist Is perfectly
satisfied, which he considers a sample
of his best work. When you consent
ed to change the other picture, I con
eluded that you were not sure of It
yourself. But I guess If you think
enough of this one, to ask a man to
go to the devil because he wished to
make a suggestion concerning It, It Is
the stuff I want."
And the picture was sold according
ly. New York Tribune.
Work nf Public Health Service In Pre
vent lilu Spread nf l.il Iriulc .
No government undertaking more
distinctly reveals the compactness of
the world today than that of the
Public Health and Murine Hospital
Hervlc which In tinder the control of
the Treasury Department, Mo far as
epidemic diseases are concerned, It
linger Is on the pulse of every niitlou;
Iti bulletins each week report the num
Iter of dvathr 'mr tUi grvat contag
nent In possession of all ho knows and gets nothing in ex
change. The talker proceeds In the dark while the silent
man finds bis way made clear. The talker Is forever mak
ing trouble for himself and others. He cannot keep a secret
and he seldom can tell the exact truth. -
But the habit of keeping one's counsel la sometimes
carried to ridiculous extremes. There are men so reticent
that they will not tell anything at all and will give an
evasive reply if one asks them the time of day. Men of
this class think themselves sly. whereas In reality they are
mere fools. There Is a time to speak as well as a time to
hold one'i peace. San Francisco Bulletin.
Courtesy in Business.
business hag been called the "oil oi
the wheels of worldly progress" and "an air cushion
with apparently nothing In It, that yet eases the
heavy Jolts of trade." But It Is more than these. It
Is a positive virtue the most democratic of all vlr
tues in that it recognizes all Individualities and pays all
Just claims. By its consummate considerateness it in
fringes upon no one's rights and lessens no one's advan
tage. It Is often a form of self-suppression In action as well as
an expression of universal and Individual sympathy. It
loosens the burdens of life, soothes anger, and often coun
teracts and does away with misunderstandings. Courtesy
Is (he outward expression of the most essential sentiments
of the Inner, truer man. When these outward expressions
cease the inner sentiment? themselves are weakened and
lose their delicacy and energy, and so we may say that the
foundations of courtesy are based upon the universal needs
of humanity Itself. New York Daily News.
The Spnn of I ife.
T seems that we were all wrong about the hurtful auc
life-shortening effect of American "hustle." Our na
tional motto may be said to have been "A short life, but
a strenuous one." We were willing, as a people, to have
the span shortened a little if only we could have some
thing worth while, something active and effective, going on
all the time. But It seems, according to the latest bulletin
of the Census Bureau, that the fast life is also the long
one. Our "median age" that Is, the age which Is such that
half 'the population Is under It and half over It is more
than seven years greater than It was a century ago, and
increases from decade to decade. Wc are surpassing easy
going foreign countries in this respect; we are surpassing
even the loose-Jointed, indolent, beautifully relaxed, never
worrying African In our midst; for whereas the median age
of our American whites is 2:!.4 years, Hint of the devil-may-care
colored person Is but IS..'!. Lately much confu
sion lias arisen in the minds of many Americans over the
statement that by certain eminent neurologists that It Is
next to Impossible for a man to "overwork," provided his
bodily functions are kept in good order by temperate and
wholesome living. Other physicians, to be sure, tell ug
that hurry and worry spell death. We had accepted the
latter Judgment, with the qualifying n (lection that no mat
ter what science tells us. It: always seems to have "an
other think coming." This census bulletin which links the
long life with the fast one appears to be the other "think."
Harper's Weekly.
High Prices.
T Is significant that In some quarters there are begin
ning to be arguments made to show that high prices,
being a sign of public prosperity, are good for the peo
ple. If this remark were so amended as to read that
high prices are good for some of the people. It would be
correct. They are undoubtedly good for a considerable por
tion of the people. Included in those arc the people in
active business who find Ihcnisclvi !!!x goods on a ris
market g rally Implying abundant
goods to he made. Kich people who
own property also find it Increased in value. There are
others, however, who arc less fortunate. They are the men
and women of fixed Incomes, who are compelled to pay
Increased prices for what they purchase without addition
to their money resources for purchasing. There Is a much
larger class in those whose fixed Income comes from their
labor. These are worse off, us they find the cost of what
they eat and consume In the other necessaries of life aa
beef and coal and milk and butter, for Instance Increased
without a corresponding addition to their wages. There
can be no equable Increase In prices unless the prices paid
for labor are a part of It. Boston Herald.
ious and infectious maladies In every
city of prominence under the sun.
Formerly a raging epidemic In a for
eign, country had little effect here, be
yond bringing out expressions of sym
pathy, and In extreme cases, perhaps,
some material aid. Now, when a mis
sionary In Canton discovers a case of
cholera, ho reports It to Hongkong.
Tin American consul there, under sys-
etnntlc Instructions, cables the fact
to Washington, nnd also passes the
word along to his associates on the
Asiatic coast. Washington promptly
notifies by wire every quarantine off!
cer on the I'aelllc const of the United
States, and informs Honolulu by the
next steamer. To be forewarned is to
be forearmed, even when the weapon
are disinfectants nnd germicides.
One case of yellow fever anywhere
In Cuba Is now regarded as of sufll
clent Importance to be reported by
cable. The mere rumor of an out
break of the plague In an Inaccessible
corner of the Orient usually results In
an order to tin; nearest consul to make
an In vest Iga' Ion. In severe epidem
ics our medical exports are often sent
to the scene (o study the bacteriolog
ical detclopmeiits of the disease. Such
tin expert returning from Vera Cruz
a few months ago, where he hnd been
studying yellow f'er, was mopped
on the boundary line, curiously
enough, by an liispcctli ? officer of the
same service. i
Most of the dread diseases ngalnst
which Hie quarantine Is directed are
Importations. To keep them out on
long const lines, with the tide of Immi
gration constantly pouring In, Is a
large one. Although no devices In
(ire perfect protection, the number of
cases which now get through the
quarantine mesh Is proportionately
very small. Youtha Companion.
After a man Is 50, you can fool him
by saying he Is smart; but you can't
fool him by laying h Is pretty, or
awetrt t
Pleasant Xncidenta Occurring; the
World Over Hayings that Are Cheer
ful to Old or young Funny Selec
tions that Everybody Will Knjoy.
First Chappie (Just from abroad)
This is the last time I shall cross In
Second Chappie Was It very rough?
FJ"st Cliiilipii'r-Not iml.y that, but -we
were obliged to contend with those
beastly "trade winds."
Take It All.
"Will you accept the conditions of the
will, madam?"
"Did he insist upon my not marrylu'
"There Is no such clause in the docu
ment, madam."
"Very well. I'll accept everything
else."--Cleveland I'laln Dealer.
Algic's I'a Wa'al, son, I like yer gal
all right, but say, I dunno 'bout thet
low-neck dress she wnz wearin'.
Looked scau'lous scant ter me.
Algie Why, that's a good sign, pop!
Shows she doesn't care much for dress,
you know.
Firwt Attempt.
Coroner Do you believe the deceased
died a natural death?
Witness How should I know. I nev
er saw him die before.
KnctH in the Cane.
Mrs. Waggs I understand that
drinking is one of your husband's fail
ings. Mrs. Jaggs You have been misin
formed. It is his most pronounced suc
cess. Chicago News.
How It Mny He Done.
She was inclined to be sentimental
He was nothing If not practical.
"Would that you could tell me how
to mend a broken heart," she said.
"I have known of cases where it has
been done by splicing." lie replied.
That was the remedy tried In this
case. New York Times.
A Mighty Had One.
Wantanno So you grew discouraged
about your poem and sold it for a song,
did you?
Duscno No, the publisher said It
wasn't even fit for that. Baltimore
Great Luck.
Hicks You see, he got an Idea that
one of Capt. Kidd's famous treasures
w.".h burled !:; a certain uenolaie spot
In Carbon County, so he started dig
ging for It.
Wicks And you don't mean to say
he found It?
I licks Better still; he found coal.
Catholic Standard and Times.
Just Makes It.
"She borrows everything she
think of."
"Oh. no; she never borrows trouble.
Philadelphia Bulletin.
Out of Her Range.
Mrs. Buckwheat Don't ye think
Sarah's voice Is fine?
Farmer Buckwheat Wall, I'd like It
f she didn't try ter take In so much
Long- Kelt Want.
"I see by the papers," said Singleton,
'Hint some genius has Invented a sclf
tiicklng sailing craft."
"Indeed!" exclaimed Wederly, a far
away look In his eyes. "I wonder If
the tiinii Is capable of Inventing a self
iicking carpel?"
One Thlnii Lacking.
Maude Which one would you rather
e rich or handsome?
Clara Well, I'd like to be rich also.
Chicago News.
Mmiliir but I flcrent.
Brown-Hollo, Jones! You don't
mi'.'tit to say this Is really you?
Jones It certainly Is.
Brown-Why, I thought you were
.loiios No; never was dead.
Brown - Say, are you sure of that?
Join s - Of course 1 am.
Brown-Well, I read something In
lie paper some time ago about your
Jones -Oh, no. You probably read
I it m t my marriage.
II own Perhaps that was It. I know
,;, was soincthliij, ud.
Huaiuess Enterprise.
Customer What's the price of sau
sages? Butcher Den cends a bound, al
ready. '
Customer Indeed! Why, you aBked
15 cents this morning.
Butcher Ya w,
Dot vos wen I had
some py nie yet. Now wen I don'd von
got none I sell deru for den.
Customer I fail to see the point.
Butcher Vy, dot makes for me von
rubedation for eheab brlces and I don'd
lose me uoddings, aln'd It?
An Explanation.
Miss Young It seems rather queer
that mlulsu-fs should marry so many
couples here on earth If there Is no
marrying In heaven.
Mr. Oldbach Oh, the ministers evl-
dently know their business. After the
victims have been married about six
months they begin to long for the other
Kips It Up.
Mrs. Ascum Does Miss Nexdore own
that piano or does she rent It?
Mrs. Peppery Usually she rends it
Catholic Standard and Times.
Wanted to Reciprocate.
His Pop Bobby, I merely punish
you to show my love for you, my boy,
nouny n i was oniy Bigger, pop,
I'd return your love.
Friendly Criticism.
Biggs I hear Grundy is married.
Have you met his wife?
Dlggs Yes.
Biggs Is she handsome?
Dlggs I don't care to express an
opinion on the subject, but If it was a
love match then I am convinced that
love Is blind.
Caustic Comment.
Landlady I think I'll drop In at the
, , - '"
''" '- "
ui uuic, inaoam.
Landlady Why do you think so?
r 11,1 1, 14- ...III V. tmr..,tT,l-
.,v., ,t , ue ii..m-o
find any cheaper kinds of food than you
are giving us now.
II is Kcnson.
"Why," pleaded the prisoner, disre
garding nil rules of the court, "do you erat
persist in doubting my statements?" HOW IvTRS
"Because," replied the court In equal
disregard of the rules aforesaid, "if I
were guilty of the deed of which I be
lieve yon to be I should lie like the mis
chief." Baltimore American.
Easy Job.
Bill Got a new Job, hey? Wot do
yer do?
The Kid Gee, nothin' much. 'Bout
all dere Is ter do is ter keep out of de
linuu" wtty!
"I low does our new cook like the
"Oh," answered young Mrs. Torkins,
"I heard her telling the girl next door
that she'd liked the place very much,
but she didn't care for the people. She
said she was going to do her best to
make us move away, In the hope that
somebody else would rent the house."
Washington Star.
A Youne Hero.
Mother Why, Willie, you have been
fighting again.
Willie Yes, mother, but I was trying
to protect a good little boy from being
thrashed by a bad boy.
Mother Well, that excuses you
somewhat. Who was the good little
boy you were protecting?
Willie It was myself. New York
Cynic at Work,
The concierge of a very badly kept
house In Paris hung up at the foot of
the stairs a card inscribed as follows:
"Please wipe your feet on the mat."
A wag wrote underneath: "As yoq
come out." TIt-Ull3,
Miss Olde Does It take nerve to pro
pose to a girl?
Jack Well, to some girls It docs.
Theological Tenderness.
Mrs. Bacon My husband thinks a
man can't feel at homo unless he is
Mrs. Kgbert That Is why he thinks
he will feel at home In the next world,
I suppose. Yonkers Statesman.
Her Odd Veurs.
"Madge says she Is twenty odd
years old."
"That makes hr more than forty."
"How do you make that out?"
"Count the even years, too." New
ark News.
The Htlngicst Man.
"I think the most penurious man I
f'ver knew," remarked the man In tho
mackintosh, "was old Hewligus. He
smoked his cigars (o the last half Inch
chewed the stumps and used the ashef
for snuff. But he wasn't satisfied evet
then, and gave up the luibll."
"What for?" r
big Adam's ap
"He couldn't
Ize the smoke,
In i
ed the man with ti
of any way to u
ilcngo Tribune.
He So your bn;her Is a florist?
She Well, jit He takes care of ,
electric light pi ..nl Pittsburg Quetb
n i
Bhininic Instancea of Tfcatr
"What Have the American Jew
Done for America? What Should
l'hey Do?" was the subject of an ad-
Jress 17 Uabbl Leou Harrison beforo
'lie People's Synagogue in the Social
Settlement Building on Friday evening.
He said in part: "In the war of too
revolution, though there were prob
bly not 3.000 Jews In the country, 27
Jewish officers fought for our Inde
pendence. Manuel Mordecal Naoh was
i staff officer of George Washington,
md gave to the government 20,000
I may mention the generous servlc
-of jjgyUe Soloman, the friend of Mad-
ison, Randolph and Robert Morris, who
loaned $300,000 to the government
, that was never returned, and In many
other ways helped his country In dire
need. I will simply mention that In
the war of 1812 Jewish brigadier gen
erals, colonels and captains abounded.
In the Mexican war the same Is true.
The list of Jews distinguished In the
regular army and uavy of the United
States is disproportionately large.
Commodore Uriah Bevy, the highest
naval ranking officer up to the civil
war, abolished corporal punishment.
I have in my hand a partial list of
r 00() Jewish Amerjcans who fought
in the civil war, among them being
sixteen Union and twenty-four Con
federate staff officers. Their record Is
distinguished by eminent valor and
numerous awards of medals by Con
gress. The old warriors from th
South recall Judah P. Benjamin, the
brilliant Secretary of State for the
Uo"''Tacy. May I ineuttoD among
many shining Instances in North Caro
lina six Jewish brothers took the field;
In South Carolina five brothers, and
I federates and one Union. There is an
imdanee of fourteen Jewish families
sending fifty-three men into battle. In
the present regular army and navy.
1 n
from Commander Marix down, dozens
of Jewish 0,ipprs evi(1(,noe tliat tl
are descendants of the Maccabees.
Twelve Jewish sailors went down with
the Maine." St. Louis Globc-Demo-
Her Activity Gave Her Husband
Had Half-Hour, However.
When Mr. Trumbull was a candidate
for the office of Mayor he had many
strange experiences, not all of them
pleasant. From his political opponents
he naturally expected some hard
knocks, but he was not prepared for
the severe blow which his faithful and
well-meaning wife dealt him.
"I'm getting used to unpleasant
things," he said, one night at dinner,
"but I must say I've had a blow to
day. I really Haltered myself I was
popular in this district, even with the
raginufhns over on Sea street."
"And so you are," interrupted Mra.
"No," said her husband, "that bubble
was pricked to-day. I find that the
two posters on the old Iliggins fence
that announce me as a candidate have
been almost torn off, evidently by
sticks and knives, and the face on
1 e!lcl1 poster lias been almost obliterat
ed. I felt unite depressed when I saw
it on my way home."
"You needn't," said Mrs. Trumbull,
with rising color, "for I did ail that
work with my umbrella and a hat
pin." "You!" exclaimed her husband.
"Yes, Henry Trumbull, I did It, and
I should do the same thing again If I
had the chance. There was nobody in
sight as I came by there, and when I
saw those dreadful pictures, not really
like you at all, nnd with that hldeoua
turn-down collar that you never onght
to wear. It's so unbecoming, I just
couldn't bear It!
"I took and looked at them a minute,
and then I went right to work. And;
the next time you run for any office,
you send the men that make the pos
ters to me, and I will let them have tha
negative of one of your good photo
graphs with your glasses oj so the lit
tle scowl between your eyes doesn't
show, nnd a high collar. Then they'll
be fit to put on Hlgglns' fence or any
where else." Youth's Companion.
It Is not every one who knows that
there really was a John BulL This
gentleman was a musical doctor and.
some of his biogra
phers declare, also
a medical doctor.
Be that as it may,
he is the man who
wrote the music of
the British nation
al anthem, "God
Save Hie King,"
the words of which
were supplied by
Ben Jonson. The
anthem was originally sung June 10,
bii.", to commemorate the escape of
James I. from the gunpowder plot.
The portrait of Dr. J hn Bull, herewith
reproduced from a recently resurrected
volume published In 1S22, seems to hi
ll lent e that the original r-as In person
al appearance not In the least degree
like the familiar caricatures of hrm
self. New Telephone Invention.
A French Inventor has cominnnkted
In the Academic des Sciences a proc
ess by which, he asserts, the feature
of a person lelephonlng can be m
veyed through dm Instrument to th
person Willi whom he Is in commwnl
cntlon. Dangerous Hhonla.
Three hundred and fifteen sbflta la
various parts nf the world wm de
clared dangerous to navigation teat
year by British admiralty aarTfjratm,