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MEN ARE FOOTPADS SAY THEY HAVE CONFESSED TWENTY-FIVE CRIMES Recovered Diamond Ring snd Watch May Be Part of Booty Stolen from Arbuckle Brothers James fronln. known nn "JlmmJT tin Rat" among ■. and i;. D, Supple, tiv young men arrested Prl day night nn < enl I ■ md sen tence,! Saturday to fifty days on the chain gang on n charge "f currying concealed weapons, are rhM by tn« police t" have contended yesteriiny that they are responsible for more than twenty-five holdups which occurred in I. os Air;. I' ■ ilurlnpr the last four months. Aiming thr> robberies to which the young men ;ne said i" have confessed is tim holdup "i' Walter and Dennis Arhuc.kle in front of the Kearney sa loon nn Hast Seventh stroei IMI !«■ cember, a valuable diamond ring, said to have been stolen from Dennis ArbUCkle, hns been reeovereci, while tii ■ watch taken from waiter Arbucklc ha i been found in a Ban Diego pawn shop. Enimn BoUtWell, the mysterious WO" man who was arrested in connection with the ease several days ago and wlm h;is refused to give tho police BMS Information about hers.. if. la said to have been living with Cronin and, ac cording td the police Is one of the most notorious confidence women in the United States. Her picture, or one bnarlng a striking resemblance, is tn evory large rogues' gallery In thu country and it is believed She Is ons of the shrewdest operators that ever visited this city. Cronin claims to have met the woman in this city sev eral months ago and says ho known little about her. Supple Is married and lives nt 628% Mateo street. His wife and little child were in court Saturday when he was sentenced to the chain gang. So far they have not been told of his confes sion. The family is destitute. « ■ » DRUGGIST DISAPPEARS WITH LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY Jesse E. Thompson, formerly a drug gist at 3836 Pasadena avenue, has dis appeared and members of the Los An geles police force are searching for him. Thompson disappeared several days ago and is known to have had a large sum of money with him at the time. Thompson is described as being 38 years of age, 6 feet 6 inches in height, 145 pounds weight, gray eyes, brown moustache and very bald. He wore when last seen a gray checked suit and a soft brown hat. COUNCIL CATCHES UP WITH WORK WARD REDISTRICTING IS NOW BURNING ISSUE At Today's Sessions Garbage, Bill boards, Bad Streets, Fiesta and the Sewer Fund Are Programmed for Discussion Today's session of the city council it Is believed will be of shorter duration than for some weeks, as the council men have caught up with much of the pressing legislation. In the past morning sessions have been held from 10 till 12, with a re sumption at 2 and lasting until 5 o'clock. By holding meetings of the committees and of the committee of the whole a semblance of unanimity has been reached on mooted questions, thus shortening Inevitable debate. It is probable that the garbage, bill board, Fiesta donation and outfall sewer questions will come up in some form. Legislation in the past has been insufficient, conflicting or unsatisfac tory to some interests and amendments may be proposed today. Principal discussion may be ex pected, however, on the ward redls trictlng. Some weeks ago Councilman Wrenn gave notice that he would soon call up this ward boundary problem with a view to enlarging some wards and cutting down others. It is freely admitted that the recent election shows conclusively how unequally the lines are drawn, based on the voting popu lation. Councilmen Blanchard and Healy, Republicans, have the smallest votes in their wards— the Ninth and Eighth. Becnuse the action of Mayor Harper in asking the police as well as all in terested citizens to send to him re ports of bad streets, with a view of getting action before the Shrlners come, some report may be looked for concerning the supervision of this street work; by Inspector D. K. Ed wards of the board of public works. ONLY REACHES FIRST SALOON On the Way from the Police Station to Eastern "Booze" Cure, Man Stops at First and Broadway Jack McNulty, the man whose face ls more familiar iii police court In Lou Angeles than any other, was arrested again yesterday on a charge of drunk enness. , . McNulty was released last Thursday under a suspended 30-day sentence. When he left the court room he was given a note to an Institution in the l'ust'where men are cured of the drink lngI Ing habit. McNulty got only us far an First and Broadway when be met an old-time* friend and the two got drunk together. They nmnaged to dodge the police until yesterday. McNulty will now have his suspended sentence to •serve as well as a new one. j There are auoh things as good tea and coffee.. — Schilling's item. ONE OF THE NEW REAUTIES AT FISCHER'S THEATER CECIL COMYNGS OPEN MOUNTAIN CLIMBING SEASON BIG CROWD CLAMBERS UP NIT. WILSON TRAIL Shortage of Street Cars Nearly Causes Several Accidents, and One Woman Faints in the Crush More than three hundred men, women and children of Los Angeles yesterday opened the mountain climbing season by Journeying up the old path of the faithful to the Mount Wilson peak. From early morning to late at night little parties left the city for Sierra Madre. Every car was filled. A com bination of costumes, the like of which might never again be seen in one place, #nade the Pacific Electric depot look like a crowd of picnic Junketers and section hands had invaded it. At Sierra Madre these people plunged into the mountains and lost them selves. No matter how big the crowd is old Mount Wilson can accommodate them all. The old trail is still the best. The work on the new Wilson trail lead ing over toward Eaton's canyon has been progessing indifferently during the winter, but extensive arrangements are being made to get It in shape for the summer. It was the old trail that got the trade yesterday. Well known Los Angeles business men, decked out In leggings or boots and suits of khaki in various forms of dilapidation, smoked old and smelly pipes and Indulged their passion for the mountains to their hearts' con tent. The weather was perfect and the trail in good condition. In the Little Santa Anita canyon the melting snows of the mountains were pouring a raging torrent of icy water. Accident Mars Day The day very nearly terminated in accident because of the poor car ser vice. When the crowds bound for the trail were the heaviest of the year the cars were cut short instead of in creased. When the time arrived for the 5 o'clock car it did not appear. At that hour the climbers were coming out of the trail and canyon, and the absence of the car caused a crowd of more than two hundred to congregate at the little Sierra Madre station. The 6 o'clock car arrived at vevy nearly 6, and by that tlmo the climbers were eager to be away. A rush was made for the car and many attempted to board it before it stopped. Two or three were thrown about and very nearly missed being hurled under the wheols. When tho car stopped 250 men, women and children attempted to board It at once. None wanted to wait and re main at Sierra Madre until the next car arrived. One young woman was caught in the crowd and so crushed that she fainted. She was taken on board the car and word was then re ceived to hold the car until the arrival of the next car. The noxt car appeared half an hour later, and another rush followed. Even then many were left. After the first car had started for Los Angeles the young woman who had been injured In the rush fainted a second time, and tho car was stopped and every attention given her until she revived. MURDERER OF DEPUTY MAY BE COMING HERE Efforts are being made by the mem bers of the Los Angeles police depart ment to and Jim Richardson, wanted for the murder of Deput) Sheriff Price of Fresno oounty a short distance from Fresne, March ia. 1907. price was taking the man to Jail when Richard son is said to have shot him. Richardson is alleged to have been .i member of b gong of horse thieves which formerly operated extensively near the eastern border of Callforniu and '" New MeMco and Texas. it Is thought the fugitive is headed toward t.o , Angeles, .aid to have many friends in tlil« city. • i would have you understand, sir," said the slender young man with the shiny coat collar, "that the true poet Is horn." "Well, Whftl of It?" asked Hie heart (nor. "Do you want to run a birth notice?"— Milwaukee Sentinel. LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MORNINO, MARCH IR, 1907. RIVERSIDE GIRLS SEEK HUSBANDS WRITE TO MAYOR HARPER FOR ASSISTANCE Batch of Entries for the Munlclpa Matrimonial Bureau Piling Up. All Southern California Represented Riverside sends the names of three young women who want to be entered in Mayor Arthur C. Harper's matri monial bureau. Almost one-third of tho letters that reach tho city hall come from outside of Los Angeles. All those who In the past have sent wrong names and addresses — and there have been a few — are asked to write again with the understanding that they do so in confidence; but the correct names must be given and, if possibla, telephone numbers. A few of yesterday's letters follow: Likes One Correspondent Dear Mayor— E. P. B.s letter strikes my fancy. I would like to meet him. I am a sincere believer In your bureau. MRS. H. G. Easterner Does Not Suit My Dear Mayor— l want to meet a nice gentleman. All I ask Is that he be tall, dark and nice. I am medium height and weigh 125 pounds. I am going steady with a man east, but we do not care much for each other. MISS O. L. Riverside Widow Pleads Riverside, Cal.— Please try to win me a husband. I am a widow, considered good looking, good hearted, have dark brown hair, hazel eyes and five feet four and weigh 132 pounds. I am 24, and have two children. MRS. P. E. M. Mary, Please Write Mayor Harper — I see by your matri monial bureau letters that one fair one who signs "Mary" seeks a true partner after three matrimonial misfits. I would very much like to meet her to discuss this weighty problem. Can you not induce her to send her name in confidence? MILLIONAIRE. Sisters from Riverside Riverside, Cal.— My sister and I would like to be entered in your bureau. One of us Is 18; the other older. Wt have been to Europe and have eastern realty holdings. We are blondes. MISSES H AND A. G. THREE STABBED IN DRUNKEN ROW Quarrel Among Mexicans Over Pos. session of a Bottle of Whisky Results in Injuries and Nine Arrests In a drunken quarrel at tho piaza early yesterday morning three men were Stabbed. Tfafl injured men, with six others, are In jail. Wlitm taken to court several Of them will bo charged with assault with deadly weapons, While Others Will have lo face charges of disturbing the peaoe. The men ale said to have bsM n parl of tin- crowd Which passed Satur day nl^ht in Chinatown. They aro said to have been drinking and a dls pUtfl arose over the possession of the last bottle of whisky, a light resulted and kni'. Hash. \i VaileatrOi 1M Castellar street; EJata Sep. na. address unknown, and James Walker, TM .Moxarl Street, WeiH the men who were stabbed. None of their WOUndfl « ill prove i ,\ii crlmaonbeak Intoxication is so common I" Blot Icholm that ■< car for topers must be attached lo all suburban trains gontg from that city. Mr OrlnißOnb«ttk Tank CU.ru are not unknown in tills country, my Statesman. BURBANKERS IN ANOTHER WINNER "HOME FOLKS" GIVES CHANCE FOR CHARACTER WORK Nearly All Members Have Opportunity to Depict Types In Which They Revel — Comedy Melodrama of Mixed Merite Given the opportunity to depict char acter types, and members of the Bur bank stock company are thoroughly at home. In fact, they fairly revel in this sort of thing, and especially if the roles carry a rural tinge. Seldom are such people better portrayed than Is the caso when members of this fine organ ization attack them. As 'Home Folks," this week's Bur bank offering, ia almost wholly a series of rurnl character Mketchnp, |( may be Imnprlnod that the types are exceed liiklv well handled nnd that great In terest Ih aroused In the stage presenta* tion, regardless of the merits or de merits o|* the play Itself. This Ih true not that the drama has not merits, but In that the portraiture fur outweighs nil elf»e. The players give a fine series of character drawings and hardly one falls below a utriklngly high stnnrlard. "Homo Folks" Itself In one of those rural comedy melodramas which have little real plot, a conventional action and the usual happy ending. There is the hero, a stalwart son of the coun try, John Selby, which honest farmer lad is exceedingly well done by Wil liam Desmond, who thus displays bin fine muscled armst and husky physique. There Is the villain of the polished, sneering city stamp, admirably handled by Arthur Rutledge, who is fast be coming identified with such things. There is the country ne'er-do-well, the despoiler of all, who is always on hand at thj nick of time, whether it be to save a life or fiddle a quadrille; of course, Henry Stockbrldgo is this chap to the life. There is the pompous old rurallte in Uncle Sam makeup, whom John Burton plays by being perfectly natural. There are the village men of note, handled to the last cry by Willis Marks, H. J. Glnn and H. S. Duffleld. Then we have Mrs. Martha Selby—Car roll Marshall — a clever piece of work. And Polly, tho maid of all work, in troduces Elsie Esmond in new guise— or disguise, rather. And in addition, to vary tho story, comes Harry Mes tayer as the brother of the heroine gone wrong, and the heroine herself, Mary Van Buren, of course, a sweetly simple part which shows this favorite in Ingenue clothes and "makes her a few more good friends. Still again, is Gerald Harcourt as Aunt Emily, the oldest Inhabitant, in most remarkable makeup and hilarious clothes. But not to be forgotten are two of the cleverest of boys, Chandos Marks and Pete Clancy. Better stage boys never were; they have stepped right out oi Riley'B swlmmln' hole poem and are true to the life in the last degree. Last, but not least— indeed, most at tractive of attention— is Maude Gilbert, as Sis Durkin, a "bottomite," in ragged gown and bare feet and legs. We have seen Maude Gilbert in many a part, variously dressed, In feminine and masculine garb, and in each she has been charming. But as a barefoot girl she certainly will catch more eyes than she ever did before. Indeed, now that she, Elsie Esmond and Mary Van Buren have all three exhibited their tootsies for the delec tation of the populace. It may not be extraneous to suggest that a three cornered contest be pulled off between them, a la Trilby, that the question of whose tootsies are daintiest be settled once for all, and thus end a discussion which is sure to rage with unabated fury till all three doff their hose and shoes on the same stage at the same time, and give us a chance to pass judgment. But to return to our muttons: "Home Folks," with such delightful character izations, is bound to be a hit, no mat ter what sort of play it is intrinsically. So do not go with the expectation of studying the comedy drama as such; go prepared to hear character and type, to get a hearty laugh and to revel in the fun of making fun of the bone and sinew of the land? as the farmers are called. Then you will enjoy It Immensely; it is never wise to pry be neath the surface of a pie to examine the fillin'H when the odor .is tempting enough to make one's mouth water as it stands. And this one certainly does. Next week Dr. C. W. Bachman's drama of old California, "Under the Bear Flag," will receive its first pre sentation on any stage at this house. "NETTIE THE NEWSGIRL," PLAIN MELODRAMA, IS PLEASING AT THE GRAND All kinds of plays are required to please all kinds of people, but there are few people who are not pleased with well presented melodrama. The name "melodrama" Is anathema In many theaters which regularly serve a melodramatic bill of fare. As a matter of fact, there is not a theater In town which has not melodrama habit more or less developed. Even the Mason, which Is supposed to — and does — cater to the long purses, opened its season of 1906-1907 with a melodrama, and the Auditorium first saw Dick Forrls and his players in a play of that class. The one theater which offers no ex cuses and makes no. pretences Is the Grand. When It has melodrama there — which is to say about four weoks In each month— lt is plainly and fearlessly described as such, and If by chance the. word Ih omitted from the adver tisements tlio reviewers supply the de ficiency. Which is good business. Manager Drown bolleves that melo drama reaches a larger class of theater goers than does any other style of play —except vaudeville. Sometimes Oruncl Opera house melodramas an; — well, tin 1 reverse <>r artistic, but now and then comes one which stirs the blood ami makes the nerves tingle. Such is "Nettie, the News Girl," toil ffMk'l of fering. "Nettle" is a real newsle In petticoats, who can sing, dance, make love, hold a gun straight and follow the trail of crime with the unerring instinct or a l.ii'o.|. Miss Isabella Lowe, who plays the . part, Is a charming little woman and a clever actress, tier hair Is the exact shade of the vaunted tresses of .1. 1 certain leading lady recently arrived here. Ah a newßte sin- left only one regret— that one could not ■'•' more of her. Ah an actress she recalls the charming ami lamented Lotta. K . C Maddox offers a now kind of stage Dutchman. He Is at least half way natural, and as such is a long step In advance of the slapstick fra ternity of so-called Dutch comedians. He sang some topical songs which were now, and failed only when ha tried to, da the pathetic. A Dutch comedian should not . be expected to CLEVERLY PORTRAYS AN URCHIN OF THE STREETS ISABELLE LOWE speak serious linns; It Is outside the possibilities. Altogether chnrmlng, but In no sense an artist, Is the young woman who is cast for tho pnrt of Nettle's much rescued sister. She is apparently not much older than Miss Lowe, but lacks either tho nbility or experience, or both, of her stage sister. In fact, Miss Lowe and Mr. Maddox aro the features of the play, though tho minor villains are excellent. DICK FERRIS AND HIB COMPANY GO BACK TO THE AUDITORIUM IN "THEODORA" Dick Ferris and his admirable stock company, who vacated the Auditorium that the grand opera might be given there, will return to that theater to night with a magnificent spectacular production of Sardou's "Theodora." In this Miss Florence Stone will, it Is de clared, reach the greatest heights of her emotional acting, and her play promises to be startling and strong. A den of real live Hoiih shares honors with the human actors. BELABCO PLAYERS WILL REPEAT "ZIRA," BECAUSE OF UNIVERSAL DEMAND "Zlra," which will go down in annals of the Belasco theater as one of its most startlingly fine successes, will be continued at that theater this week. The demand for seats exceeded the house's capacity, and the requests for another week could not be ignored. The same great cast will appear in it. MASON WILL HAVE, IT IS DECLARED, A REAL COMIC OPERA THIS WEEK "The Free Lance," declared to be a "real" comic opera, will be the bill at the Mason beginning tonight. The company includes Joe Cawthorn, Nella Bergin, Jeannette Lowrie and a long list of other well known names. It is asserted that this is the original New York cast and production. It is awaited with much interest. ORPHEUM WILL PRESENT NEW FEATURES FOR THIS WEEK; GOOD HOLDOVERS Tonight will see several changes in the Orpheum bill, new acts taking the place of some that have held for two weeks. Among them are the Dancing Daisies, Byron and Langdon, Quigg, Mackey and Neckerson and the three Field brothers. The holdovers include Clatr Beasy's cats, Dorothy Kenton, the banjo girl, the Dancing Mitchells and Lee Harrison. People's New Bill Tomorrow New bills start on Tuesday instead of the regulation Monday night at the People's. Tomorrow's offerings Include the "Great Martynne," electrical spec tacular dancer; Armstrong and Holly, eastern vaudeville stars; Cherveil, trick violinist; Klppy and Kip, comedy jug glers; Mills and Beecher, travesty stars, and Harry Lorraine, baritone. Matinees are given every day and two shows every night. Fischer's New Burlesque Herr Fischer announces a practically new company at his First street play house for tonight, with another of Fred Griffiths' lively burlesque, called "The Crystal Slipper." The new company will retain a few of the old favorites, but most of tho names will bo new. Pretty girls are Its strong feature. Empire's Bill Changes The usual weekly change of bill ot the Empire goes today. New vaude ville acts and now pictures will make a complete change. Unique Has a New Farce Tho Unique Comedy company will put on a new farce today, and new vaudeville acts will enliven this good playhouse's excellent show. Dramatic Notes Blanche Walsh ts to play an extended engagement in San Francisco, using several of her former successes, In ad dition to hor new play by Clydo Fitch, "The Straight Road." An . Interesting coincidence of the modern drama is that two successful writers for the stage, one In England and the other in America, should be the sons of a man who brought up his children to shun the theater as "the gate of hell." This uncompromising enemy of the stage was John Nltchle Chambers, who, after sowing his wild oats in the old country, went to Aus tralia in search of gold, accepted a po sition in the government service, was "converted" by the workers of an evan gelical sect, married and became the father of five children, of whom the third is million Chambers, the English dramatist, and the youngest la Killed Chambers, author of "The Butterfly,*' in which Idas Lillian llussell is play lng. Booth Tarkbutton is engaged <m i play I hat will satirize the snobbery of i nu traveling In lOmopu. Harry Wilson Is collaborating with the author. "The Silver BOX" is the name of Ethel ■ ire's next Season's play. Lionel ami John Barry more w ill be in hi An unfinished play, left by the late Charles Coghlan and which wan being written by the actor for his daurhter when death claimed him, is being com pleted by Augustus Pltou. jr., the hus band of Gertrude Coghlan, and In which she will In all probability be. pre sented next season In a stellar capacity. Another solar plexuß blow for the dear drama! James J. Torbctt has hypnotized an "angel" into backing his forthcoming 1 production of "Othello." "Gentleman Jim," of course, will be seen as the swarthy Moor. Walker Whiteslde Is to star under the management of the Leiblor company 1n modern plays, beginning next fall. For several years Mr. Whiteslde has been playing through the west in Shake speare and classical plays. Charles Frohman has secured the English rights to a play In which Sarah Bernhardt has scored a big success en titled "Lea Bouffons." The play will be done into English for the use of Maude Adams when she Is through with "Peter Pan." Clara Bloodgood Is to be starred by the Shuberts in the Fitch play, "The Truth." and "The Girl with the Green Eyes." Later she may appear in a play either by Sardou or Cosmo G. Lennox. New York is to have its first glimpse of the "Land of Nod", this spring. The piece has been on the road for two years, but for some reason has never Rotten into New York. "In . the Bishop's Carriage" has also Just reached Broadway. We're not so slow. The success which has attended the admirable production of the second company, headed by Mary Hall, pre senting "The Girl of the Golden West" In territory not touched by Blanche Bates, has decided the Belaseo manage ment to send out next season a num ber of companies to paly "The Rose of the Rancho," "The Music Master," "Sweet Kitty Bellairs" and "The Heart of Maryland" in the one-night stands of the circuit of the independent forces, which are constantly being in creased. Mortimer M. Thelse, whose "Wine, Woman and Song" company has been running at the Circle theater. New York, for the past three months, will have three news stars next season. One of them will be Barney Bernard, the Hebrew comedian, who will ap pear in a play now being written for him by Lee Arthur, co-author of "The Auctioneer." Maxlne Elliott is to be fitted in a new play by Henry Esmond, who among other Goodwin-Elliott successes wrote the unforgettable "When We Were Twenty-one." • As soon as her present "wander jahr" is over Miss Elliott will betake herself to London, where she will leave her dramatic measure at the Esmond house. Clyde Fitch has not heretofore been known as a writer for vaudeville, but since William Gillette turned out "The Red Owl" he has evidently become in flamed with ambition in this direction and is reported to be working on a comedietta of the Inevitable protean order for James Durkln, late leading man of the late New Theat* company, which departed this life recently In Chicago. Mrs. Leslie Carter-Payne, who was recently enjoined by Edwin Milton Royle from appearing in his play, "Cleo," because she Insisted upon alter ing the manuscript, has parted with Charles B. Dlllingham, her manager, and will neither be seen in "Cleo" nor any other play under his direction. Mr. Dilllngham says he will manage her no longer. The Shuberts may get her; they have been trying for some time. There is a theater conducted under a tent in Houston, Tex., where a stock company has been in operation for eleven weeks. Every time it rains the audience is provided with umbrellas. The Only Time Miss Flirt — At what ago do you think Is a woman at her best? Miss Pert — Man-age. 3 SACRAMENTO MEN HEAR GOOD SERMON BURDETTE TALKS ESPECIALLY FOR THEM Takes "Permanent Investment" as His Topic, snd Bases His Address on the Parable of the Rich Man The majestic strains of the great Temple organ as It responded to th<» touch of Prof. Bruce Gordon Klngsley charmed nlmost a hundred e»curslon- i ßta from Sacramento who went to the Temple Baptist church last night to hear Dr. Burdette preach them i spe cial sermon on "Commerce. Prof. Klngsley played an ofteftolre of Wely. Mrs. Bessie Tves Harrison sang HowelVa "By the Waters of Babylon" In the morning, and at the evening service smug a duet with Miss Harriet I.oriß- s treet. The chorus rendered Sullivan's anthem, "Oh, Gladsome Light," with force and beauty. Having In mind his special guests ot the evening, Dr. Burdette pren' i 'he topic "A Permanent Investment." lie Bdld In part: "Jeaufl one dny told a parable about n man who In his life was probably the most envied man of his town. A clevftr man, a shrewd man, a worldly wise man. Not a dishonest, greedy, granp lng, avaricious, skin-flint of a man, but a successful man — a man who watched the market with good common ttunse nrl caught It on the right turn every tlmr\ Nothing wrong about that. Ho bought real estate on the right side of tho right street and let go of It at boom prices Just before the bottom fell out. You couldn't send him to Jail for that. You'd be more apt to send him to the legislature — which, In California, would be about as disgraceful. Climbed to the Top "This man climbed until he got about to the top. He decided to retire from active business, live on his assured In come and enjoy life. 'Soul,' he safd, to what he called his soul, 'Thou ha«t much goods laid lip for many years; all your wealth is safely put into per manent Income-bearing investments. Take thine ease; eat, drink and be merry.' "And the next minute he discovered that his permanent investments would not last twenty-four hours. Year after patient year, all his active life, he had schemed and wrought and tolled with untiring industry and persistent pur pose. He had bullded a massive struc ture on slight foundations, resting on treacherous ground. Year by year he had builded his fabric of worldly suc cess; he has added on another story and another wing until his fortune out grew his industry, and now he must tear down and build anew on larger plans. He would begin tomorrow — not to add to his fortune, but to take care of what he had, for he had all he wanted— all he would ever want, he said. 'I am wise and rich,' he said. 'I have lived and wrought with wisdom and prudence.' "And God called to him, 'Thou fool!' Nobody had ever called him that be fore. Men may have said he was grasp ing, avaricious, a hard man In a bar gain. But nobody ever said he was a fool. Indeed, he was held up to young men as a model of business shrewdness" and commercial wisdom. You see he hadn't dealt with God enough to know what God thought about him. Nothing for the Soul "'I will say to my soul,' Md the man. And again the vole. 1 oi Odd thundering into his commuiiings with himself: 'Thy soul! Thine! It if* not yours! It never was yours! I breathed that germ of Immortality into your body and brain. You held it in trust for its Creator — for me.' " 'Thou hast much goods laid up,' the man went on. 'It hasn't a thing In the world that it can take with It,' cried the voice of God. 'Not a thing! You have clothed and fed your body all these years. You have laid up much good for this little life. You have not prepared one thing for your soul that will go on into eternity without ona thing provided for It.' " 'For many years,' the man con tinued. 'For many years?' God calls to him, 'This night thy soul shall be required of thee.' And when the morn ing dawned the warehouses stood; the barns and the home, and the business.. And there was neither man nor soul to enjoy them. "And the soul? It was facing God and eternity, naked, stt-ved, poor. An eternity to live through; nothing to Uve on. And it might have gone to God so rich that in all that eternity it could not count, it could not measure, it could not spend its wealth. It isn't easy to make money. But, oh, it's so easy to get rich! 'Lay not up for your selves treasures in heaven or upon the earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal; for where your treasure is there will your heart be also.' "