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and his mil'tia cavalry. Threo times the cavalry charged into the thick of
the crowd of women and children, many using their SaBers.
Vyomen and children scattered in all directions, many of them taking
refuge in' front yards and vacant iots. ,-Some of them fled to cover into the
Jesuit Church. JWany afterwards displayed sword cuts. News Disptch
From Trinidad, Coll
BEING A FIRST-LASS FATHER
"You can't keep a good man down." Maybe you've heard this and felt
some personal satisfaction over the likelihood of its being true. But, wouldn't
it be much better if it were true that yon can't keep a bad man down?
The good men are expected to get up and can.be-left to their task of getting
up. But,, when a bad fellow is down and gets up, .isn't that the real occasion
for jollification? J
There's? Hi Gill, notorious the country over as Seattle's bad mayor and
recalled by the people ""of Seattle. Hi says.he has reformed and. would like
to be mayor again. He tellsrwhy, thus: . , , '.
"IVe gotra couple of boys oujt -at my house. 'The older oneknows I was
recalled. He knows what that means. The younger- boyi Will Know before
long. Once in a, while my older boy comes home from school looking queer
and hurt. And 1 know that. some little sprig hastaken a shot at him because
his dad tried vto b'eijmayor and couldn't make(gobd.
"The boy won't say so, but" I know him Well enough to" know that he's;
just a little ashamed of the old man. And I tell-you it hurt's. I've got sis
ters, too, good women, and proud, that are married- to, good men. r f
"And they aren't exactly proud of their brother; And I've got friends
good God, how they've stuck to me! when -to be a friend of Hi Gill isn't
"When I'm dead and my boys have sons of their own, I want them tt
be able to say: Tour grandfather was mayor of Seattle twice. The first
time he wasn't much of a mayor because he made mistakes. But the sec
ond time he was the best mayor Seattle ever had!'." . , '
We're not saying that Hi ever could be or shdiiid.be mayor of Seattle
once more, but if he is sincere in what he now says' he feels, he surely has
got hold of a strong rope in helping himself to "getup.'V -There are lots of
finer things than being an acceptable mayor; One of them is. being a first
class father, a fine' example of good citizenship to two growing sons, for
All boys may not be born equal, but every boy is entitled to a good
father aiyl a good mother and the. father who so behaves as to bring public
shame upon "iQs ;Son commits about the heaviest sin on the whole list of
sins. If a father so "down," gets up, through Tefprm and atonement, he
accomplishes that which is better than any political job that politics ever
bred. Let not Hi Gill despair and back-slide! He may never again be
"looked up to" as a mayor, but his boys may look up' to him as a good father.
The vicar advertised for an organ
ist the other day. Among the replies
he received -was the following:
"Dear Sir I notice that you have
a vacancy for an organist and music
teacher, either lady or gentleman.
Having been both for several years,
I beg to apply, for the position."
o o r
'"Every one .has some secret sor
row," said, the philosophic friend.
"Yes,- even the fattest and jolliest of
us has a skeleton in his midst."