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THE KIND OF GIVING THAT COUNTS
We ask leave to quote something from the New York World:
"The wedding was simple, in strict keeping with the life and
habits of the woman whose goodness and unostentatious benefac
tions have won high esteem. Beautiful as were the decorations,
they were comparatively inexpensive. Dainty as was the luncheon,
a shopgirl could afford to buy the duplicate of a portion, and pleas
ing as were the arrangements one of moderate means could match
them in miniature without unduly straining the purse strings.
"But more than all this, the bride herself added a touch sug
gestive of true Americanism. Shortly after breakfast, when the mil
lionaire guests were preparing for the ceremony, she summoned
her servants. As they entered her study, she shook each warmly
by the hand and bade them be present at the wedding. And she
later saw to it that the ceremony did not begin until every person in
her employ was placed at a point of .vantage."
You have guessed, of course, that this bride was Helen Gould.
The money amassed by Jay Gould, her father, was tainted. But
this daughter has shown how by simple humanity tainted money
can be made sweet again. It isn't because Helen Gould has given
freely of Jay Gould's soiled fortune to works of charity, education
and benevolence that she has earned the respect and affection of
millions. Rockefeller had given freely, Carnegie fairly throws his
bounty around; even that old skinflint, Russell Sage, put his wad
into a philanthropic pickle and nobody venerates them.
Helen Gould gives more than money. She gives herself. There
is no other way to win the love of a people.
POLITICAL WAR IS ON
Frequent clashes between pol
iticians marked the rush to file
petitions in the aldermanic pri
maries with the city clerk in the
city hall this morning. Police
men were necessary to stop one
Up to 2 o'clock this afternoon
the petitions of but four pro
gressives had been filed, and only
one socialist had presented his
papers. Independent candidates,
also, were scarce.
Aid. John Powers, Democrat,
was the only candidate for the
council to file a petition from the
19th ward. Aid. Brennan of the
18th ward beat Frank F. Gazzollo
in the race to. head the Demo
cratic list from that ward.
Aid. Reichert is second on the
list for the nomination as city
treasurer, M. J. Flynn filing
ahead of him.
Marion, Ind. Robbers here
broke window of M. Meyers' jew
elry store with padded brick. Es
caped with $300 worth of goods.
Derenier, la. Eagle swooped
down and gathered up .Luther
Green, 2. Brother saved him by
killing bird. Child's arm broke.