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is a New Yocker?
PapaMy child, a
New Yorker is one
who lives in New
York who has his
residence there; A
New Yorker may
be a Chinaman
from Pell street,
or a Poliah Jew
street, or a Syrian
street, or an Ital
ian from the Ital
ian quarter, or a
Greek or Jap or
Swede or any na
tionality at all,
provided he Uvea
in New York city.
Child Well, sup
pose a Russian
lives in Brooklyn.
Papa He is, a New Yorker.
Child Well, it a Portuguese lived In
Papa He would be a New Yorker,
Of course, my child, in a large sense,
all Inhabitants of the state of New
York are New Yorkers, but. generally
speaking, by the term New Yorker is
meant one who lives in the city of
New York, and that is why a China
man out on Staten island is a New
Yorker. Y ,
Child Papa, doea a man have to be
a foreigner in order to live in New
Papa What a question,' my child.
Of course not. There are many living
'in New York whose native language
ia English. . ,
Child Oh, they were born there?
Papa Not necessarily. Some were
born in Great Britain and Ireland and
some in the British possessions, but
they all speak English and they live
in New York and are New Yorkers.
Child Then, if I understand you
aright, my dear father, a man who
lives in New York and who speaks
English must have been born either
In Great Britain, Ireland, or some
where in the British possessions.
Papa Not at all. There are native
Americans who speak English and who
. live in New York.
Child And where are they from?
Papa Some were born in New Eng
land, some on the Pacific coast, some
in the middle west and some In the
south. v . ; ' .
Child Then they are the real New
Yorkers. ' ;
Papa. Not necessarily. Any man
who lives in New York for any length
of time becomes a New Yorker, no
matter where he may have been born.
When he travels he registers from
. Child Is it In the air?
Papa It is in the air. The western
er despises New York until he has
made a fortune, and then he comes to
New York to spend it, and after that
he is a New Yorker. The southerner
who has come to New York to live
may say that he was born in the
south, and if he doesn't his tongue
will do ft for him, but he glories in
being- a citizen of New .York. The
New Englander feels that he has hon
ored New York by coming to it and
that without him New York would not
amount to much, but he, too, signs
his name in the register as from New
Child How about the Jerseyman,
Papa The Jerseyman Is an alto
gether different proposition.'. Six Jer-
seyraen out of ten do business in New
York, and of those six five were born
in Brooklyn when she was just Brook
lyn. The Jerseyman is not, strictly
speaking, a New Yorker. If New
York is in disgrace he thanks his
stars that he spends his nights in an
other state, but if New York wins a
point he pats himself on the back and
says: "I'm here most of my waking
time." The Jerseyman also is sorely
tempted to sign his name as from
New York when he is out in Chicago,
for instance, and when he is in Eu
rope he does do it-
Child Well, papa, you have told
me about foreigners who were New
Yorkers, and about English-speaking
people who were . New Yorkers and
about Americans who were New York
ers, but I want to know if there
couldn't be a more perfect kind of
New Yorker than any of these one
who was born in New York and who
Papa Why, yes, my child; there
are thousands born in New York who
speak English. They are hard and
fast New Yorkers. Their parents
were Germans and Italians and
Frenchmen and Jews and Greeks, but
'they were born In New York and they
speak English. , Y
Child Then, papa, they are the real
New Yorkers, aren't hey? .
Papa Well, I believe that they ara
considered I to be the . most patriotio
New Yorkers because ."their New
Yorkism is so new; but, , my child, ia
this city of which we are speaking,
this city of nearly '4,000,000 Inhabi
tants, there Is a little class, without
much influence, to be sure, but still
self-respecting and respected by oth
ers, a mere handful,, it Is true, but a
very intelligent handful.
Child And who are they, papa?
Papa They, my child, are the na
tive American New Yorkers, whose
parents and grandparents and great-
grandparents, to the third and fourth
generation, were born and brought up
in New York. ' ,
Child And who always spoke Eng
lish? - . -
Papa Well, no. ' They spoke Dutch
originally, but they have spoken Eng
lish longer than the majority of the
rest. Those are the real New York
ers, i ' ; - -
Child I never heard of them.
Where do they keep themselves? .'-
Papa One of them is the president
of the United States.
Child Oh, yes, of course. So he is
a Simon-pure New Yorker?
Papa Well, no; come to think of it,
he isn't, because I believe his mother
was a southerner. . .? .
Child Well, do the Simon-pure New
Yorkers sign their names as from
Papa Yes, my . boy, they do, and j
they would like to be able to sign in j
a special colored ink to make it more
Child Well, papa, I suppose that
if they could have kept out the for
eigners and the English-speaking
aliens and the. Yankees . and the
southerners and the westerners, and
just left New York for the real born
and bred New Yorkers, New York
would be even greater than it is?
Papa No, no, my boy. No city ever
gets to the top of the pile unaided. It
is because of aTl these people who
have come in to show New York how
to misgovern Itself that she is the
greatest city on the western hemis
phere and is destined to be the great
est city that the sun ever shone upon.
Child And what will become of the
real New York New Yorkers?
Papa They will disappe"af after a
Child Why, papa?
Papa Because it is getting to be
the fashion to be born in the country.
Child Oh! '
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"A love for gamblin was born about !
the time that human nature first
opened its . eyes. A disposition to
Eteal somethin' was born just a few
moments before, but a man may gam
ble and not be a thief. There Is
such a thing as an honest gambler
that is, a gambler who is willing to
give a man a fair chance to lose his
money. The gambler wants your
money, and it ain't much trouble for
him to accommodate his conscience as
to the way he gets it If he is sharp
er than you are he compliments him
Belf with the fact that he understands
his business, and every man that has
a trade likes to know its details better
than the other man does."
Thus spoke old Limuel to a few
friends who were gathered about the
fireside in the Jucklin home. The
wind was howling and the snow, like
Bhredded sheets, was flying past t,ho
"But you don't believe that all
gamblers are thieves?" remarked old
"I said I didn't. But there ain't
nothin' that will strain a man's hon
esty more than gamblin' will."
"That's been preached on many a
. time," Brizintine spoke up. "But I
. never gambled in my life, and "
"And you don't know just how far
you are honest," Lim broke in. ,
"I don't know that I understand
"Didn't think you did," replied Juck
lin. "But I - can explain. The man
that gambles has more temptations to
steal than any other man. When he
. has lost everything a strong resent
ment arises against life. It is almost
impossible for him to believe that he
has been fairly beaten, and if he is
broad enough to acknowledge this he
then questions Fate lor her- oae-
sidedness. He wanes to know what
.. right she's .got to discriminate so
against him. It has been said that all
men are natural gamblers, and it may
be true, for the most of us hve had
to fight against it. - , . ,
"Unfortunately for man, work was
put on him as a curse. ; The fact is,
it ennobles him, but he accepted it as
a curse. ; And when his brother has
committed a crime, not grave enough
to hang him, he says: T will .sea
tence you to work.' In the olden times
a man that worked wan't respected as
much as 4 the highwayman. They
hanged the robber, it is true, but they
respected him more than they did
the man that handled the hoe. - And
the gambler Is a sort of social high
" .waymanj . I don't say he is a bad fel
ler. In many instances he, pen
sitad9s - himself .to - believe , . that
his profession Is right. He puts up
his money, takes chances, and If he
. wins he has come by the money - as
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honestly as if he had dug In the
ground for it he thinks. And as long
as he wins he may be honest. But
his principles undergo a change when
he begins to lose. Then he can't
help feelln' that he Is glvin 'the
other feller too much show. When he
has lost all he must have money in
order to carry on his business. Sup
pose he is employed to collect money
suppose he is In a bank. If he
refrainB from takin' money to gam
ble with he is honest desperately
hpnest, you might say. And he may
refrain day after day for years; but
seme day he may find himself weak.
This weakness may consist of an over
confidence in self in an overabun
dance of hope, in a faith that he will
win and can pay back. Right there
he is gone. ,Think you are strong
enough to stand such a temptation as
that, Brother Brizintine?" -
"I would not use any man's money,"
Brizintine answered. "I surely have
sense enough to know what is my
own, and knowing what is not my own
I have honesty enough not to take it."
"Yes," replied Jucklin, "and what
you have said is the answer that nine
out of ten men would make and hon
estly," too. But the fact is, you don't
"What! do you mean to say I don't
know, whether or not I'm honest?"
"I mean just what I say you don't
know. It is all very well for the un
tried man to believe himself strong,
but unless herhas teen severely tried
he does not know." 1
"Do you know, Brother Jucklin?"
"Well, I'll tell you just how far I
know. Many years ago I was workin'
at a mill that took in a good deal of
money. ' Finally they gave me charge
of it- Along about that time a party
of us used to meet two or three times
a week to play a social game of poker.
It got to be so sociable that it kept
me broke. I knew that it was largely
a game of luck and that the ' cards
would break even after awhile and
that may be true, in - the long run,
but the run is too long. . . In the course
of a thousand years they might nav?
broke even, but as it was, they broke
I with just enough promise to hold me
tied ' in - fascination to the game. - I
began to borrow money and It took
all of my wages to pay It back. ' One
night I went over to meet the boys
I didn't have a cent of my own, and
I wouldn't have 'gone . if I hadn't
thought that some one would lend me
enough to get into . the game. But
everyone hemmed - and hawed - and
spoke of the extreme' need for money,
of hard times and the like the very
men who had week after week . got
all of my wages. Just then it flashed
across me that in my pocket were
more than a hundred dollars belongin
to the mill. With this amount as a
backin' I felt sure that I could win
back some of the money I had lost
It was perfectly plain I could do it;
At some stage of the game I had near
ly always been ahead, but wouldn't
quit. ' But why couldn't I quit? The
other fellers Jumped, and with my
money. - Why couldn't I do the same? j
I broke out in a sweat I strove to
bring up arguments against my sit
ting in the game and couldn't Luck
whispered that it was with me, and it
didn't seem possible that I could lose.
Never before had I felt so Btrpngly
mat it was my night I arose and
walked up and down the room. I
could hear my blood singin. I turned
and looked at the boys, each one w 1th
an expression of eagerness ' on hia
face. I felt myself superior to them. I
could beat them. There they sat,
completely within the power of my
skill and my luck. I could win
enough to pay back the money that I
owed, and with my wages I could buy
clothes and I needed 'em. Sudden
ly I rushed oul of the house, and I
ran ran all the way to the home of
the mill owner snatched his money
out of my pocket and gave it to bim.
I-told him what I had gone through
with, and he turned pale and took hold
of the mantelpiece to steady himself.
'My son, said he, I have been all
along there, only I didn't run away
;until afterward. They caught me and
brought me back, and it was only by
the grace of of human nature that I
didn't go to the penitentiary.
In the company there were three
young fellows. The old man's recital
had moved them. "And did you play
again, Uncle Lim?" one of them In
"No, I didn't And although it may
appear narrow In me, but let me say
that a playin' card shan't come into
,my house. In itself a deck of cards
is innocent enough and so is a bottle
of licker if you don't drink it. It is
true, though, so far as my experience
counts, that nearly every gambler, be
gins in a social way, without any
thought of becomln' one. -. Very few
of thera set out with tfye aim to make
pamblin' their profession. Take bosses.
for instance. - Nearly all men like a
fine hoss like to see him run. They
develop a judgment as to the tunnin'
quauues or a nosa and finally are
wilan' to back it up with money.
Whose, business Is it? The money be
longs to them - and was honestly
earned, understand, now, I ain't
preachin' a moral sermon for
ain't fitted for that I just want to
talk in a human nature sort of way
for the, benefit of these boys.. Don't
bet on anything. That's the safest
plan If there's no fun Jn goln" to
hoss races unless you bet, don't. ca"
"But haven t you bet on roosters?"
old Brizintine inquired, looking wise.
. "Well 1 have seen the feathers fly
front the wrong chicken" .? Lim an
swered. "And if I have bet, and have
seen the evil of it, I am all the fitter
to talk to these young chaps. , Boys,
if you doat want to be on trial alt
your life don't bet on anything."
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Harnessed between the "shafts of a
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Mulcaski kept to the outskirts of the
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As long as Mrs. Mulcaski is willing to
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is no other agency.' which would b
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lug purv.jasor3 and routes to be taken
In addition, 6he is watchful for chance
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