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    PORTLAND, OREGON
MONDAY. FEBRUARY S, 1904
THE OREGON DAI L-Y J O URN A Li
I, ' ' ', , AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER ' , - , .(..
C ft. JACKSON
PUBLISHED BY JOURNAL' PUBLISHING CO.
JNO. F. CARROIX
Published vry evnlng ' (except Sunday) at The Journal Building,4 Fifth and Yamhill streets. Portland. Oregon.
OFFICIAL, ; PAPER OF .. THE CITY x OF PORTLAND ;
FACE TO FACE AT LAST.
NCK AGAIN Is there a verification of the old French
I-'I proverb the unexpected has happened. :;, For
.; 7 . months diplomatic negotiations have been In prog-ifrt-ss
between Russia, and Japan. They Involved for both
aides Very much more than appeared on the surface. On
one- side Japan's tutor was Rt stake; on the otber Rus
sia's" whole far eastern policy trembled in the balance,
Both nations sparred for the good will of the worl d. , Rus
. eta manifestly desired delay to perfect, prepaxaUons for
the eventuality or war. Preparations for" war proceeded
side by -side, with pacific negotiations which, .however,
meant little when , accepted literally and nothing at all
when it is, considered that Russia's pledged word Is toot
worth the paper upon which, it Is written. Japan itself
was not quite ready for business; its navy, needed
strengthening. It' permitted the dilatory tactics to'con
"tlnue until such time as the two warships bought in Italy
were within striking distance and then. Its pent up dis
satisfaction found rvent to the severance1 of diplomatic
relations without waiting for Russia's latest and long
expected reply to Japan's last, note. Optimists, sax; it
does not necessarily rtean war; but "as it necessarily means
something' besides peace the outcome of the disputes has
brought war into 4 ther Immediate j foreground as the only
honorable outcome instead of leaving it indefinitely In the
future. with the absolute certainty that it would sooner or
later come. -
i There is no doubt that the instinct of the American
people leads them Into sympathetic relations with, Japan.
Here is a wh'ite race whose sympathies are , strongly
aroused, in behalf of a yellotf race In a life and death
struggle with another white race. In the last few years
the scopefof the mighty plans of Russia has become
Quite clear to the world. "The course which it mapped
out for itself it was pursuing ruthlessly. Solemn pledges
given were, made only to be broken. Through its Trans
Blberlan railroad It projected Russia far into the Chinese
domains. "Wherever.) It moved it camped, fortified and
there proposed to " remain permanently. Other nations
before have had land, lust but none of them has ever been
ee insatiable as Russia, Manchuria it regarded simply as
a stepping stone to the; whole of China and Korea, making
it, the absolute arbiter of fate in the far east, a threat to
the possessions of every European country,' if not to ac
tual civilization. with Japan ascendant we 'may, on the
other hand, ; look for the orderly development of China'
along the brilliant lines set by Japan itself. The whole
country would be open to the whole world. Just as Japan
is, not a sealed book to the world as is Russia. It is a
remarkable nJuTicrurexfTjtrcumstanees'hlcnTnakeir'of
this representative of the yellow race the apparent agency
to lead in the direction of a higher and better, civilization
in the far east, to loosen that region from its thralldom
while the very contrary" would be "expected in the event of
Russian ascendency. " This, - together with the' American
inclination to favor the Under dog, accounts for the sym
pathy felt in this country for Japan in the struggle which
It has now practically' entered and but of which the world
should not too hastily conclude it will speedily emerge a
defeated and humiliated victim.
life; must feel as they did. in the. Venice' of old, of whom
It has been said; ; , ' ' - '-
"Whatever their tyrannies, or whatever their hard won
glories might be, they were all for Venice, and only in a
secondary and subsidiary sense for themselves."
THE BALTIMORE FIRE.
A LTHOUGH, ' very much more ctrcumscrlbedJser..
A , rltory Involved and muqh less spectacular in some
"T' .respects, it looks as though' the fire which wiped
out the heart of Baltimore's wholesale district will reach
in money loss the staggering .totals which epitomized the
Chicago fire. .There was so much valuable' property con
fined to ; such, a narrow compass In Baltimore that mil
lions in Value went up in what seemed to be a single
whlft of smoke, so suddenly was It wiped out.
With all our boasted advances how limited and inef
fectual are our resources when, we face a genuine battle
with one of the elements. The very best that we -can say
Is that with all our experience, backed, by all, the Im
plements which science, discovery' and invention have
placed in our hands, we are able to "meet ordinary con
ditions and, when we are fortunate enough to .meet them
at the rtght moment, prevent them from getting beyond
our 'control. But once a fire assumes full sway and the
battle royal is "on between man and one of the elements we
fully realize our own limitations and the unevenness of
the contest, : .,' ...,.'....,'
It is a dreadful calamity which Baltimore has suffered
and one which will draw forth the heartfelt sympathy of
the whole country, but it is mitigated by the fact that it
involves so little human suffering and has turned so few
people into homeless wanderers, the feature of the Chi
cago fire" which touched the tenderest sympathies of the
wide world Jn the face of that great calamity.
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION.
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY IN
AFFAIRS.
PUBLIC
g ROM some remarks we have heard recently we are
struck with the lack of the-sense of Individual
; ; responsibility, which obtains among so many of
' our citizens. One gentleman said, in speaking of the con
dltlon of the street question, that he was pleased that
some, one had taken up the subject, that he thought the'
present methods scandalous, etc, etc. On being urged to
help, and Join in the effort "to bring about a better
condition of affairs, he said he' was tired out trying, he had
been at it unavalllngly for 20 years, and now accepted
things as they came. In other words, he had developed
into a fatalist. J j , . ' . .
. He is typical of many of his fellow citizens. Others are
so engrossed in their personal business that they say they
have no time to give to city affairs. This is selfishness.
The greatest stumbling block to good government Is this
very lack of personal responsibility in affairs other than
those which concern our Immediate selves. The amazing
thing in it all is the fact that the vast majority believe and
teach the very doctrine that they so signally fail to prac
tlce. Every one owes a duty to his city. Participating in
an election is but a small part of it The duty is con
tlnuous. In this street question It' is no more obligatory
on The Journal to try to better conditions than it is upon
any citizen. There is altogether too much leaning on
others, too much willingness to be represented by proxy
in work that does not put money in the -pocketbook. A
few unselfish, determined men could revolutionize this
street matter. The- Journal, can only voice the public
sentiment,' but 'the individual can do more. The re
sponsibility rests on all alike''
The "gambling evII'V exists and is endured for -the same
reason.'; Each 'one by his actions asks the' old question,
"Ara l my brother's keeper T' and passes by on the other
side, blissfully unconscious' of the fact that as sure as
the night follows the day, the penalty for breach of law,
legal, moral or physical, will be exacted in full, and when
that time comes it. will probably be. found that this
answer, will not be received as a plea In Justification. The
sooner the citizen realizes and acts upon the principle that
lrsonal responsibility rests upon him in public as well as
private, matters, the sooner; better conditions will be
brought about. ' The city is only an aggregation of units
and if the standard of units is low, their consolidation
will not raise it. Each must take part In the city's
HE school board of Portland reports that the
.. school children of the city, are in no danger from
lire, although none of the school buildings are
fire proof and the Atkinson school is very badly arranged
while the High School, building is practically a big chim
ney. ; : J-' , (- .
Fire escapes will "probably" be put in soon on the High
School, while the, Atkinson school is to be improved
"some time next summer."
Meanwhile ' the school children are expected to go in
dally danger of their lives.' Four months more of school
life Intervenes- betweennow and-next summer, And
there' is a strong probability that the fire escapes for the
High School wiir await the convenience of the school
board." . ';. .::',y.
As regards the fire drill it is reported by pupils from
the Harrison street school and one other, -that, this takes
place about once or. twice a year .when a great many of
the little girls are "most scared to death" because it is so
unexpected and unusual. It is to be hoped that this is not
true, but steps should- btf taken to ascertain at once if it
is true or not.'". : ;7 "' "v V" -" ' '
In .most of the eastern and more progressive western
towns fire drill is a part of each week's exercises. The
children are so accustomed to it that a real fire alarm does
not disturb them of cause them to break ranks through
panic. A fire which broke out a few years ago in one of
the largest and most crowded schools in Buffalo, where
the drill was a weekly matter of course, scarcely caused
any excitement at all among even the smallest of the
children, although they were forced , to go down a
flight of stairs where the smoke rolled up in considerable
volume and the fire could be seen and heard plainly near
at hand. They passed steadily down and out into safety,
quietly encouraged by a word from the teachers who stood
by until everyone was on the streets. ' . ,
Let us have the fire drill regularly In all the schools.
RATES ON BURNSIDE STREET BRIDGE.
I ARLY in December last the circuit court took under
advisement the propriety of increasing the tolls
to be paid the county for,, cars .running over the
Burnslde street bridge. It will be remembered that when
the , bridge , was built a charge of seven cents per car
crossing was fixed by the bridge commission, which pro
duced a revenue to start with of about $200 per month. In
May of 1899 the rate as fixed was changed to a flat rental
of $150 per month, which still continues. The expense of
maintaining the bridges is very heavy and is paid, except
that received from the rentals, by general taxation. On
the new Morrison street bridge the rate per car of the City
& Suburban railway Is fixed at three cents, with a mln
lmum rental of f 1,000 per month. For other companies the
rate is five cents per car with a minimum of $500 per
month. The City & Suburban was given the low rate per
car in order to Induce it to surrender an exclusive fran
chise which it held and to cancel Its present lease. As the
Burnslde street bridge is modern in all respects and no
company haB any exclusive rights, in view of the arrange
ment made for the nee of the Morrison street bridge the
court should find no difficulty in fixing rates for th
former The policy as well as the right to charge a rental
was all threshed out in preparing the bill under which
the new Morrison street bridge was authorised and in
discussing the details of the new lease to ' the - City &
Suburban railway, so what other cities do or charge has no
bearing on the question. Our policy has been settled. It
is only a question of schedule, not principle. As the mat
ter has now been pending over two months the court will
probably dispose of it before long.
r , WATTIKSOJr OX HEARST.
What 'the Kentucky Editor Said About
ji . the Hew Tort Editor.
, From the Courlor-ojurnal. .
"That a man wholly untried in Dolit-
ical affairs, untrained in office, per-,
sonally unknown to .any constituency
and in any public arena, should appear
as a candidate for president of the
United States seems- anomalous to the
point of absurdity, Mr. Hearst, at least,
la dead iH earnest.- Either haor som
one .for htm is an energetic organiser.
and besides the national league of Dem
ocratic clubs, of which he is president.
and, certain labor unions all over the
country, which rally to his call, he has
not merely a bar'l of free sliver, but a
hogshead of standard gold. : . -.. -
"The power of money In elections
cannot be . gainsaid. How far its un
stinted poBseaalon and application may
be made to go upon" the field of na
tional politics and in the interest of. a
rich, ambitious aspirant " for "president
is a question. But handled, Judiciously
and unsparingly In . the hands of a
really able and fit man, it might prove
decisive. : a- . ;y .:.!!,-- t-l -'f
"Since he has shown no backwardness
in announcing and promoting his can
didacy In his newspapers, let Mr. Hearst
proclaim it in his own person on the
floor of congress. Let him rise up and
assert himself. Let him Invite all com
ers to enter the lists; and at his expense,
It they, care to amuse themselves, cry
ing: V.;-' -.:" ' ; rr
"'Have at ye, all ye -bucks in the gal'ry.
And dam'd be the son'-of-a-gun that first
cries " "Hold, enough!" "
' rThis would settle it We should be
able to Judge Intelligently of a possible
president s 'points and paces, his style,
manner, muscle and parts of speech,
Otherwise, Mr. Hearst will remain for
us a myth, a figure of speech merely
a barrel with the dollar mark ($) on one
end. 'Mr. Bryan's handsome physiog
nomy on the other.
"The Courier-Journal fully realizes
that Mr. Hearst's candidacy is actual,
that it has elements of strength, and
that It will have to be met at St. Louis.
It would dignify, not belittle It But
the party has rights as well as Mr.
Bryan and Mr. Hearst. It must not be
taken unawares. Thus it is that we
ring the gettlng-up bell for Democrats
and call 'time' on Mr. Hearst.
'The Courier-Journal has. nothing t
say in disparagement of Mr. Hearst and
his boom, except'. that it embodies too
little of Mr. Hearst and too much of
the almighty dollar. Under Mr. Bryan's
Inspiration ,, and guidance with Mr.
Bryan to speak for it and to deploy its
forces- the boom ' will not lack for
vociferous agitation and energetlo de
velopment Even under Mr. Bryan's
silence, or quasl-sllence, yet having his
patronage, it takes on an air of im
portance. Indeed, Mr. Bryan has already
given it his Xriendly countenance. '
The Simple, Yet Old, Old Story of Emmd Schmidt
Juiir
. not
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not thst r b
Judged. Matthew
SI8C0TEBT 07 TXS COIYTKBXA.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
' . Another Phase of Xt.
Portland, Feb. 6. To the Editor of
The Journal Since the consensus of
opinion appears to regard the opening
of the fair on Sunday as harmless, those
who think differently should retire
straeefully, hoping that in the multitude
if counsellors mere . may be safety.
There is,- however, one phase of the
question which the wftrklng classes
would dl well to consider very earn
estly 'It is this: That the keeping of
Sunday as a day of rest is their best
ci aura nee of Its continuance. ' If it Is
used as a day of excursions, games and
excitement, how long will it be. in these
- days tirwhlch" almighty dollar rules pre
eminent' before corporations and em
ployers f labor generally will argue:
"Since our employes appear to need no
rest they may just as weil be at work,
so we will keep our mills and offices and
stores open on Sunday as on any other
day. and those whq do not like it can
tiult" T?seleas then for ths unfortun
ute employe to say "I cannot work all
the time; I need rest," because he him
.'!f has rurninhed that employer with
i he argument, "When you had - a day
.aiven you for rest you did not use It
fur that purpose, so your plea Is nothing
more than lazy humbug." ' The whole
matter is in the hands of the people
and as a very large majority of those
people constitute what Is termed the
working class, it Is for them to decide.
Only if in the future their employers
should take advantage of their present
action, let them remember that they
themselves and they alone are to blame.
W. E. TYRRELL,
A VABSOX BtOWIlOV ITOBT.
John Sharp Williams, the Democratic
leader in the house, told a number of
stories in a recent speech, but. the one
that was the most laughed at-was this:
"What I think of the course of the Re
publicans in this Philippine business re
minds me of a story I hard of old Mere
dith P. Gentry in 'Tennessee. He had
run for governor and been beaten by
Andrew Johnson. He felt badly about
his beating. Soon after that his wife
died, and Gentry became melancholy;
Finally a lot of old-line Whigs invited
him to a party in Knoxville to cheer
him up. . , ",
" "Among the Whigs whq came was
Parson Brownlow, who was' powerful in
prayer, In those day the gentlemen
had their demijohns of whisky, and
they all drank until pretty late at night.
Then they, would, have prayers, because
they were all religious. Late that night
after they had all -drunk deep, Parson
Brownlow began his prayer. He prayed
for the 'rich and the poor, the Ignorant
and the learned. He prayed for his
country and for all countries, and eD-
iclally for the beloved commonwealth of
LTennessee. . Then he began to pray for
nis menus, ana eventually he prayed
for Gentry. H prayed that heaven
might send 'a salve to heal his wounds.
"All the gentlemen had had their
toddy, and Gentry, who was kneeling
by the sofa, was heard to sob when the
parson referred to the death of his wife.
Then the good old parson began to pray
for everything he had not previously
touched-upon, and finally said: 'And, O
Lord, If in thy Infinite mercy it be pos
sible, have mercy also upon Andrew
Johnson and John M. Savage.',
"Then Meredith. P. Gentry, with the
tears streaming down his face, rose
from the sofa , and shouted: 'Stop,
Brownlow, stop! You will exhaust the
fount of infinite mercyl "
TrespMsiagt
From the St. Louis Republic.
The father, who attempts to chastise
his married daughter is most assuredly
trespassing upon the prerogatives of his
son-in-law.
Vii,;-.Vh i , ,
Aeoept Kla Suggestion. '
. From the St Joseph Gasette. .
Secretary Shaw says that a young man
should not work for hire, and a good
many oi mem are inclined to follow his
him"
Bert Huffman, Jn Pendleton East Ore
! arontan. : . .-
From-qualnt iN$w'- England's loved and
rugged shore.
Bold seamen pressed, a hundred years or
-v ..more, : i-. - , .
Toward the . perils t of yon southern
Horn
To seek new worlds beyond its coasts
forlorn;
What i if they find the hidden Indian
wayT, ,' .. v
In all its splendor, r at ' the Gates of
:- '.' . Day?i,;.: :;:K':-!-".:;-'-i-r..:': -Sr
Or if before their daisied view should
' rise
In California, a new Paradise? " ' -:
The fragile bark rode all the storms
that beat .
In Titan battles 'neath the Andes'
feet;. .
And past the sentinels of wild Darien
Still wilder seas beat on those fearless
. mea
But onward, still toward yon Northern
star;
Toward yon watting empire's gate,
afar.
Ah, what to them these perils ever
new?
Tried were those hearts and found full
brave and true.
For Oregon lay wreathed in cloud and
mist;
Her headlands by the bold Pacific klst
The ' daring Spaniard, lustful for her
gold. '
Turned from the f dry of her river
bold;
Twice thrice, laid selge on yon unyield
ing bar
As oft was hurled, a craven crew,
'. afar;
Then with deep curses turned his bark
' away, .
With superstitious boding and dlS'
: may. -.:
So fierce the breakers beat his fragile
craft,
So wild the waves which smote him fore
and aft, .,
The shrinking sailors vowed a demon
'.-. reigned ; . r-' ; .? -
Within the river gateway, unrestrained.
One morning rode two Yankee craft at
sea;
The mists had lifted and the mysterr
The wonder and the beauty of the
laid,
Lay open, like a dream, on every hand.
Green meadows smiled; the purple wood'
lands lav i
Robed like a queen, in the first tints of
- day.
Flowed down between her guardian gods
, at rest
The loved, majestic river of the west
Those eager hearts straight through that
gateway ho re, , .
To view the Eden spread ton "either
' shore;
'Twaa left for thee, brave Yankee hearts,
to find . . , .
Columbia and her empires, for mankind.
flections of a Bachelor.
From the New York Press. -
It would be awfully foolish for women
to dress the way they do if they weren't
hunt the way they are.
When a man goes away on a business
trip his wife has an idea something
dreadful will happen to htm unless she
puts her photograph , in his traveling
nag.
One of the hardest things for a man
to do when ha has come home late from
the club and tried to go to bed without
taking off his collar is to explain to
his wife he heard it was a good cure
tor sore throat ,
The clever way to praise most women
is to damn their rivals.
A woman can lose the most 'ardent
jover ray buying his cigars, for him. ;
No women ever has any patience with
a novel where the author forgets to
have , the heroine's laughter ripple.
A Mormon must have lots , of fun
threatening his wives to change his in
surance policies, in favor of the other.
How ' Can He St Do xtt x
From the Cincinnati Commercial-Tribune.
With what grace can a St. Louie
alderman with his fixed price of $1,000
look Into the face of that Grand Rapids
alderman who got $40,000 for just on
vote? .. . ....
AUi for the rarity
Of ChrlttUa charity ;
Under the inn! . .
O. It waa Dltlful!
Near the whole city full
iom ana Baa none.
?':;?, -llOOd.
A wretched son!, bruised
- with aarersity.
-Shakeipeare.
Shall I gtve my first
bora lor mi trans
gresalon. th fruit of
my body for the aln
of my aoults-Hlcah
1., T.
' From the Chicago Tribune.
This Is the story of Emma Schmidt.
- It Is written for those of you who are
curious'1 to know what - moved Emma
Schmidt to abandon her 6-weeks'-old
baby girl In Grant park, on the lake front,
last Saturday night. .It is written for
you- who-JtnoWr- Emma.-Schmidt 4M he
pages of Goethe and Hugo and Zola, for
you who inhabit th wilderness of the
city yet know not the wilderness. It is
the story of countless Emma Schmidts,
of whom you never hear, though you
touch elbows with them every day in
the byways of: the wilderness.
If something had not moved the mother
to return-to the spot ' where she , had
abandoned her child, and where the police
were in wait for her; there would be no
story to tell. : There would be only the
terse chronicle that threa babies wer
abandoned In Chicago Saturday night At
the foundling asylums, where the , in
fants were received, they would tell you
that three lives cast out In one day 'to
die In the human wilderness is not a..
remarkable thing.; Few of the cases are
reported to the .police. And iff you- had
Inquired at the county hospital, where
Emma. Schmidt's baby 'was bonti 'they
would tell you that the day is not known
which does not bring at least three falter
ing Marguerites to their doors.
For- Emma Schmidt is a Marguerite.
She has never heard of "Faust." , She
cannot read the poetry that -starts the
tears of sympathy to your eyes, nor feel
the music that clutches at your heart.
But she has lived the story. And so has
Margaret Holman, who abandoned her
child on the lake front beside the baby
of Emma Schmidt- - "
Emma Schmidt sat In her celt yester
day at the Harrlaon-street police station
and pondered the riddle of life. Not the
supreme enigma, but Just the riddles
of her existence yesterday, and the day
before, add. .th day before that . 4 :
"I cah't make it all out," she said. ; "I
asked a rich lady -to aave me and my
baby from starvin', but the lady turned
me down when she found out I ain't got
a husband. W y o course, f I had a
husband I wouldn't 'a been -starvin'. I
couldn't get anybody to give me work 'a
long 's I had a little baby, an' my sister
wouldn't let me bring the baby home. !
She Is a good girl an' she said I bad dis
graced the family. I didn't know any
thin' to do but leave the baby somewhere.
I done just what everybody seemed to
want me to do, an' then they up an' ar
rests me for it' If too deep for me.
Mebbe you can flgger it out for me."
' Emma Schmidt Is a domestic. She is 27
years old. She can neither read nor
write. Her father, who died a month ago.
was German. Her mother, who lives in
Le Moyne street, is Irish. There are
three other childrenStephen, who lives
with his family across t,he street from
the mother, and Rose and Elizabeth,' 23
and 17 years old respectively, who "work
put" tosupport their parent.
"a mother is a mother
tin.
Tha holleat thing
ellTe." x
. Coleridge,
Emma commenced her wayward career
In the associations of young men and
girls whose diversion was, in the main,
the frequenting of the all-night dance
balls of the northwest side when the
day's work was done. Rose was always a
good girl, and is now about to marry a
man with whom she has "kept company"
for four years. Rose has been employed
for two years in .the kitchen of the
Wellington hotel, where she earns t22 a
monjlu. A, year ago she secured a posi
tion for Emma in the helpers' hall of th
same hotel. Emma was paid $3.60 a
week) ) ',vlv'':.-r-k:yS': w '.
It' was herd that Emma met the man
who she says is the father of -her child.
He was a bellboy. Though' Rose at
tempted to break up the relationship
Emma declared that th man had prom
ised to marry her. Then the hellboy dis
appeared and the last Emma heard ef
him he was In jail charged with theft
In another city.
Emma then gave up her position and
went home to her mother. Her condition
was kept a secret, even from her brother
Stephen and his family across the street.
Then within two Weeks of the baby's
birth Emma was sent to the county hos
pital. Her bed in the long ward where
other Marguerites lay was next that of
Margaret Holman. Their babies were
born the same day. Emma named
her child Rose after her good sister. The
grandmother came every day to see her
child and the little mite that was her
child's child, but she firmly declared that
the baby could not be brought home.
So, at the end of a week, Emma took
her baby in her arms and passed out of
the big hospital into th human wilder
ness, not knowing whither to turn1 her
stepa - With her was Mary Hallman.
They went first to the Foundlings' -home,
where they .were ' sheltered 5 lot threo
weeks. - Then they went to the Home
of the Friendless, where they spent an
other three weeks, i - t
; 4They made me work so hard" there I
was all fagged out an' too tired to nurse
my baby.' Then I had to nurse another
baby besides." said Emma through the
bars of her cell,
The two mothers left their last home
on Saturday, afternoon. They Inquired
for work in several places, but t'he for
lorn appearance of th women with their
Infant burdens did not commend them
to employers. They grew desperate.
. "Lady, won't you please help me an
my baby?" was Emma's: appeal soon
afterward to a - fashionable - woman
standing at the. door of her carriage be
fore a.. Thirty-fifth street store. .
"Where is you husband?" demanded
the woman of fashion.
Emma started to tell her story, but
when th rich woman saw its burden she
called her footman to drive the' creature
away. Emma Schmidt and Mary Hall
man then went downtown ' and Emma
made a last appeal to Rose.
"You . call Rose : a : virtuous woman,
don't you,: because she didn't do "what X
dldr philosophised - the unlettered
Emma, leaning a weary head on the
cell bar.; But she told me I couldn't
come home with that baby an' she said
she didn't care What I did with it I
may .be bad, but it was Rose drove m
to throw my baby away." :
Emma had been without money since
the second week of her stay at th
Foundlings' home. She and Mary Hall
man, too, had been without food sine
that morning. "They had nursed their
babies once in the parlor of a down
town department - stora ; When Emma
left Rose she realised that her only
shelter in all the wilderness of the eity
waa her mother's home and there (she
could go only without her baby. ; -
Lore eoreretb all sins.
rroverus I., n.
Bent e'er her babe, bee
eye dlaaolTcd In lw.
The big drops mingling
, with the milk she
. drew. . '- '.'v
Gave the lad nreaaga of
her futur years -The
child of misery,
baptised in tear. -
Juha Laoghorne.
Woe onto ye that are
full! For "j Shall,
bunger.--Lue t1., 36.
So she resolved to put the baby away
where some one might find it and then
go- home. At o'clock the two women
crept behind th Art institute and left
their babies. Then they parted. Emma
says she lingered in th streets several
times, her mother love pulling her back
to" her abandoned child."- Then the pangs
of hunger gripped her again and she
stumbled on. She begged a nickel to
pay her fare to the Lemoyne street
house,
-J,Emma, : where is your babyT was
the inquiry with which s her mother
greeted heft
' Emma tcld what she had done, The
mother threw up her hands in horror.- -"Quick,
qulck.'you must go back and
get your baby," , she cried. "'Bring it
home, child. What can you be thinking
of7.::; You ar " .' ' vs
But Emma had fainted. As soon as
she was revived and had taken nourish
ment she was sent back with bar young
sister, Llxsle, to recover tha baby.
"It was s slow goln back." wept the
prisoner at the thought "I waa so glad
that I could bring tha baby home, but I
was afraid it would be dead before we
got there. We got off the elevated at
Adams street, an' I ran ahead and
showed I.iasia where I left the baby in a
box. But it was not there. Then a man
stepped up an' showed his star and said
I was arrested."
Owning her weakness,
Her stII behaflor. ' X
And leaving with mesk-
Her sins to her Savior.
"Pathless was the
dreary wild.
'And 'mid th ebeer
. leas hour of
night , .
"A mother wandered
with her child.
"As through tb drtft---tng
snows .: sb
preened
"The babe was ileeplng
- ing so her breaxt."
4eba Smith.
. r
''-' i . '-. -
He that Is without sin
let him cast tha flra
tone. John vllL, T.
American Gunners In Great Demand for War Purposes
. From th Chicago Journal.
The sixty-four 1 trained men-o'-war's
men who jumped their ships just before
the departure of Admiral Robley D.
Evans' Aslatlo fleet from Honolulu, ar
said to be on their way to port Arthur
to ship at their rates on Russian men.
o'-war. Th rumor that Russia was
offering big bounty money for skilled
gunners probably caused their desertion.
Whenever American ships of war are
within hailing distance of the seen of
a prospective naval scrap between other
powers, special restrictions have to be
put upon the shore liberty of the blue
jackets of the American ships. , Th
same precaution is taken by the com
manders of the British men-o'-war.
When two naval nowers are about to
rush upon each other, naval officers' in
the American service observe that dis
patches, always dated from the capitals
of the contending governments and of
fering generous Inducements to Amer
ican and British men-o'-war's men of
training and skill, infallibly appear in
newspapers published in porta in and
around which American and ; British
fleets ar cruising. They say. too, that
the men to whom these hints appeal
don't care so much for the money in
ducements that ar thus offered as they
do for the prospects for a rattling good
scrap. ". . :.:
Penitentiary Tasbions.
From the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Indiana convicts have discarded th
conventional stripes for suits of gray,
Ka.shlnns will rhinr. .v.n in lh,
1 tor of garbing convicts, ' , , ,
When the Japs knocked the Chines
fleet to splinters at, tile battl of th
Yalu, a considerable percentage of the
seamen gunners on the Japanese ships
Were American and British bluejackets
who had hopped their ships. The Amer
ican commander of a Chinese battleship
during that engagement, who afterward
shot himself in New York, while tempo
rarily deranged, often said that if he
had had as many American and British
bluejackets to leaven the hopeless in
competence of the slant-eyed gunners
under him as were serving on board the
ships of Japan the Chinese fleet would
have been able to give th Japanese a
better run for their money during that
savage sea fight , 1 ' :
On several occasions ' American men-o'-war's
men have deserted to Join na
vies that had prospects" of fighting, only
to sea the differences between the gov
ernments amicably patched up. Thus
they have been left in very lugubrious
and hopeless situations.
The American naval service Is so far
and away the most - desirable in the
world for bluejackets in time of peace,
and the fellows who Jumped to the other
navies for the sake of th fighting they
figured on found themselves enlisted
for a long term of years on foreign
ships of war, with men of alien speech
and of a type With which they had noth
ing In common. ' .
As a rule, such men desert from th
foreign ships Just as soon as all pros
pects of fighting has finally petered out
and some of them try to get back to the
American naval service by means of
fairy tales as to how they were shang
haied . into ' the foreign naval ' service,
Few of .'. them contrive to work , this
scheme successfully, 'however.
1 A few endeavor to make the most of
their bad oreak in deserting from Amer
ican ships and settle down as best they.
may on the foreign ships. In every
navy of the world there is a sprinkling
of American men-o'-war's men who hav
joined the foreign service in this man
ner. -.
When the American fleet participated
in the big doings of the German navy
at Kiel, a .few years ago, a lot of old
time men-o'-war's men of the American
navy had a great laugh on a shore visit
one day over an Irishman In a German
bluejacket's uniform with whom they
met up. This Irishman had been a
bo's'n's mate in th American navy
for a dozen years. At a time when
Germany and Great Britain were in a
growl over each other, h deserted, hun
gering for a chance to take a crack at
the British, and shipped on board a Ger
man warship as a gunner. Then th row
between the German empire and Great
Britain was all smoothed up, and the
Irishman found himself under a Ger
man "fo'o'sl "wld a lot av Dootch sau
sages,' as he expressed it o
Sallorlng was his business, and he
knew that there was no chanc for, him
to break into the American navy again.
He had taken the situation philosoph
ically and made the best of it Th
German navel service is not, such-a bad
one in peace times, either, and at length
the Irishman became used to his posi
tion, -and was steadily rising in rating.
At the time, nearly fifteen years ago,
when it looked as if war between the
United States and Chile could not be
avoided, a number of American blue
Jackets were serving on Chilean ships.
Every man jack of them, upon being
questioned as to his intentions, posi
tively refused to promts to fight
against the United States.
They were clapped Into irons on th
Chilean ships and subjected to treat
ment in th brigs of their ships such as
would be Impossible on board th ships
of a really civilised country. But even
under treatment that virtually amounted
to torture not a man of them gave up
or consented to take part In th engage
ments should the United States and
Chile come to blows.
Officers cashiered from the American
navy t ar occasionally run across in
these ' . services. These ' scrupulously
avoid any contact" with their , former
wardroom shipmates when American
ships happen to be in portj fn which
they are serving. 1
Th bluejackets in th foreign serv
ices are not so dainty as to meetings
with their former shipmates, being, as
a rule, reckless. Indifferent, devil-may-car
chaps who are not in th least
bothered by their own or anybody else's
recollection, of their shadowy" records.
Their records rarely prevent them from
being anappy and valuable men-o'-war's
men in the undisciplined and more -or
less hopeless services to which they give
themselvea - ( - . '-. -s--r r-T
' And the American bluejackets in these
services infallibly gat their monthly
pay, too, whether the rest of th ship's
company is paid or not Th lucre that
is brought over the aide of some of the
warships down that way has a habit of
sticking queerly to the paymasters' fing
ers, .and of reaching the crews ln'rar
driblets. But the English-speaking blue-
Jackets always get their money without
the least bother- .
Advice to the Lovelorn
' . ... BY BEATRICE rAntfAX. '.
Dear Miss Fairfax: I hav been In
t reduced to a young lady at a dance? 1
gave my card and she- did not have any.
But she told me her nam and address
and said I should call If I happened to
pass her house Then she added I should
call her up bx 'phone as she might be
out I am anxious to see her and I
would like td know If it is proper, and if
so,'when should I callT I shall look for
an answer in your "Advice td the Love
lo-" . LA.
, It is quit proper for you to call and
why do you not da as she suggested?
Call her up by 'phone and find out when
ah will be home. , , ,
Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young
man 24 years old snd in love with a
very nice glrl.'who I think returns my
affection. I would very much like-to
ask her to be my wife, but owing to my
bashfulness hav been unable to propose,
although several times I have had it In
my mind to do so. but that strange
feeling always cornea over tn and I
cannot say a Word of love. Will you
plaase advise how I am ever to tell herT
I think could propose by letter. Would
that be proper?
A BASHFUL LOVER.
It would be perfectly proper to pro
pose by letter. Remember that "faint
heart ne'er won fair lady", and don't be
afraid; every woman likes a bold, wooer.
Dear Miss Fairfax: Some time ago I
kept company with a young, man. but
we had a quarrel and he then went with
my friend Just to get m Jealous. Now .
they have separated and although he has
never said anything to ma I have learned
that he wants to com back to me. . As
I like htm; very much and as it was '
through a trill we were parted and Just '
as much my fault as his,. I would. like to
know whether I ought to .wait for'him
to say something or whether I should'
speak first and how I should?
, ; MISS MISTAKEN. v
I think it would be better to- let the
man make the first advances, and then
you can be ready to meet him half way.
If he really wants to makeup he will'
find some way of Jetting you know, You
might tell th person who told you that
he was sorry that you were sorry also '
and perhaps in that way the breach may
be mended. ,
.Dear Miss Fairfax: I am a young
lady of 20 years of age and have been
keenlnar eombanv. with
nearly three years my senior. I thought
a gooa aeai ox mm, nut he always quar
reled with me for speaking to other
young men I knew. I hav found him to
be very jealous, and I quit his company
I hear he is neariy erasy over my giving'
him up, so I thought I would ask your
advloa. ,..;: , ; ... x. j 1
If you do not care for him and find
his Jealousy unbearable, there is nothing'
for you to do but give him up. Per-'
haps, however, this .may teach him a
lesson, and he will try and be more
sareeable If you take him hnir rr... .
for a little while, anyway; snd see how,
n wonts, ana-give mm another -chance.'