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THE SEDAIJA WEEKLY BAZOO, NOVEMBER 5, 1889. F Foe what shall it profit a max IF HE GAIN THE "WHOLE WOELD AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL. BED ALIA IB A ZOO :publi3Hed by fhe J. West Goodwin Printing Company. 1E8H8 OF SUBSCRIPTION : sily, including Sun lay, jer year.. Ssnlay edition per year. ..m Weekly, 52 numbers, per yeu.MMM .56 00 2 50 .... 1 00 - 15 iMUy, aeuverea, per wees NEWS DEALERS Begularly supplied at 2 cents per copy. All subwriptions payable in aivaace, anddifl continued at end of time paid for. OW TO 8EKD MONEY. Remittance rapv be made by diaft, money rder or registered "letter, at our risk. Give post ftce address in full, including state and county .ndrfdre- WJBST GeoiWIS, President and Manager. TELEPHONE NUMBERS. Business office 8 Job rooms 169 The Omaha-Herald after all rather downed all competitors in its welcome to the Pan-American delegates as it welcomed them in English, Spanish, Welsh, German, French and several other languages. It is true that the proof readers and editorial writers of the World-Herald could not tell, when the welcomes were in print, whether they were in Choctaw or Sanscrit and it is doubtful if the delegates were able to. read a word of them, but the idea showed enterprise and for this the Werld-Herald de serves commendation. The Dillon, Montana Tribune, a little but bright paper, speaking of the votes cast at the recent election in Deer county, that State says aptly: "We do not mean to say these men voted illegally for we no not know, but we do assert as our opinion that any mortal being who cannot read the ballot he votes, or who knows abso lutely nothing about our language, cannot exercise his franchise with any degree of intelligence. Our land is becoming flooded by a class of for eigners who never saw a ballot until they landed upon America's soil and who are as ignorant of the require ment of our noble union, as a babe is of the science of chemistry. We have no objection to their coming, for our land is broad and there is room, but they should not be allowed to cast a ballot upon which the destiny of the nation depends when they don't know any thing about it." The time is coming when the Trib une's ideas will strike deep in Ameri can soil, and men will be compelled to understand what the exercise of their hanchise means, and there will be intellgent comprehension of much that is now, too often, a dead letter. Kansas towns have a peculiar faculty of getting into trouble not withstanding the fact that they are cot made by "looking upon the wine when it is red," The recent difficulty at Axtell, Kan., where a Methodist minister endeavored to preach against the Catholics, although in a Catholic community, despite of warnings not to do so, was a disgrace as much to the minister as to the mob which pre vented him from preaching. The world of religion, it is true, has made rapid strides in its treatment of the different sects composing it, but there is a courtesy, if nothing else, which must necessarily be observed if peace is entirely kept. The act of the Methodist minister in persisting in speaking against the Catholics, in a Catholic community, was neither seemly or called for and showed a spirit of malicious assertion which was not iu accordance with the teachings of Christ. On the other hand, the Catholics representing one of the most powerful bodies in the world, could well have afforded to let the Meth odist minister abuse them since in this enlightened age, religious intoler ance cut3 but a very unimportant figure in the shaping of belief, either for or against a certain creed. The recent marriage of Mis3 Hunt ington and Prince Hatzreltd is bring ing forth some severe comments from the press of this'country and well are they deserved. There is no doubt that the best of foreign princes is a very bad match for any good Ameri can girl, even if she loves him. He is an idle fellow who never did an honest day's work in his life. The worse type of prince and it is the worse type which seeks rich American girls in marriage 13 usually a disso lute, disreputable, debt-ridden fellow, who seeks a wife for the sake of get ting money with which to indulge his depraved appetites, and who ha3 the assurance to bargain with her father for the price at which he will accept the girl. Such mar riages are degrading to Amer ican womanhood. And yet American girls submit to them, American mothers intrigue for their accomplish ment, American fathers furnish the money with which to buy tha dis reputable husbands and American fashionable society chatters of the bar gain as a brilliant and fortunate achievement on the part of the young woman who is the victim in the trans action. It is time for clear thinking and plain speaking on this subject. It is time for robust American com mon sense, which hates shams, loves truth, respects manhood and holds American wifehood and motherhood in reverent honor, to laugh at the silliness of titled pretense and to teach girl3 the plain truth that they degrade and dishonor themselves when they marry disreputable or worthless men in order to gain the privilege of playing princess or my lady in a false and decaying society. The subject of free text books for schools is one that has been agitated for years and despite of the fact that many of the leading newspapers of the country denounce the idea, yet the people have awakened to the be lief that there can be no free schools without free text books, for the in troduction of this system can be briefly stated as follows : First. It effects a saving of time Second. It secures better classification. Third. It effects a saving of expense. Fourth. It cultivates in the people the habit of respect for public property. Fifth. It secures uniformity of text books. Sixth. It secures to the schools better books and appliances and a larger variety of them, and these lead the way to greater flexibility in the work of the school room. Seventh. It in creases school attendance and removes caste distinctions. An exchange re ferring to the matter, says i "The question of the text-books has been a rotten one for years as the boards of education in nearly all the cities are controlled by the syndicate of school book me j. This syndicate consists of Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co., D. Appleton & Co., Ivison, Blackman, Taylor & Co., and A. S. Barns & Co. These compact houses have parcelled out the country among themselves and one house is not al lowed to cut into the teiritory or en ter into competition with another house, The trust is bound together by strong penalties for the violation ot any of their rules and under their jurisdiction school boards have only apparently the right io say which book shall or shall not be used in the schools under their jurisdic tion. When the trust was formed the price of books was advanced over 50 per cent, and for years the people have been compelled to pay thousands of dollars into the treasury of this corporation. The octopus is of course fighting the free book idea, for the reason that if it was adopted the board of education would not dare to pay the prices demanded by this house whim better books can be ob tained for much less money. The state of Indiana, has been progress ive enough to settle this matter and 1 he price there has been fixed by law and the books are furnished by the Indiana School Book company." A Banjo Baffled. A banjo was raffled at Phil PfeifFer's cigar store on Second street last evening and was won by E. H. Farley, of the M., K. a T. general offices. There were sixty five throws, Foxty-four was the highest and was thrown by Mr. Farley. Immediately after the banjo was raffled, a beautiful plush smokers consisting of a cigar holder, cigarette holder, pipe and match box, web put up to raffle and was won by Charles Koock, jr. The throw was made by E. E. Smith, who threw 41, the highest. The Little Cubans were passed around after the raffle. They are the best 5-cent cigar -in the city. How to Cure All S&in Diseases. Simply apply'Swayne's Ointment." No internal medicine required. 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Thieves recognize two grand divis ions of dishonesty and when the ques tion is propounded to them : "Does it pay, in a business point of view, to steal?" they at once ask for an ex planation. "If you mean," they say, "plain common hand stealing' there is not a single thief inside the prison walls but what will answer 'no, it won't pay half Jof Chinaman's wage3 for the work that it will co3t when the law lays hold of the thief.' But if you connect stealing with brains, all of them hesitate to answer and a large majority give it up as a problem they cannot solve. They recognize that great fortunes are made daily by methods that are lawful, but so ex ceedingly questionable that they are classed as a species of dis honesty made respectable by brains. A jury in Elk county, Kansas, re cently passed upon a case of this kind and sent the man to the penitentiary for a year. The man wa3 a real estate agent and represented to one of his customers, a widow, that he could sell her land for $600. He sold it for that amount and a team of horses and a wagon besides. He told her that he could get nothing but the wagon and horses and she accepted them, making a deed to him. He re-i deeded it and pocketed the cash. On the trial it was proven that scch transactions were common and re garded as legitimate. The jury did not think so and the agent spent a year in the penitentiary. He had to work in the state coal mines a year for nothing and had to pay the $600 to the woman besides. That com bination of brains and dishonesty did not pay him m a financial point to say nothing ef the disgrace to himself, wife and children by being in the penitentiary. There are thousands of cases in which even the combination comes out with a heavy loss and it may be accepted as true that no class of stealing pays. In investigating the subject the San Francisco Ex aminer sent a man to the California penitentiary and he secured inter esting interviews with convicts fwell worth reading, a few of which are as follows : Guy Shell, the champion weaver of the jute mill, is onlv twenty-one years old, and yet he is doing his third term for burglary. "Does it pay to be honest? Well, now, young fellow don't you know I'm ashamed to say that I can't tell you? because I never tried it. Does stealing pay ? Oh, that's a different proposition; I'm at home there, and I'll tell you in very few words that its a poor idea 4in this state, and anywhere else, I guess, for that mat ter. I've been in jail pretty steady since I wa3 eight years old, and all that stealing has brought me has been hard work. Let's see if I can figure it out for you. I've turned about twenty tricks in my time and have put in nine years in jail. If I were to aggregate the plunder of all the jobs it would not equal what I could make by one year's work at a China man's wages. Of course there i3 nothing in stealing. I kuew that af ter my first dose, but I don't stop to think of consequences, and that's how I get back. Stealing don't pay me, and I don't know ot any thief in here that owns houses and lots, or has got a bank account." John Sansorae, who i3 under a life sentence for being an enemy to Wells, Fargo & Co., is happy over the pros pect of a chance to get his case into court again. Mr. Sansome is a gen tleman of nerve, intelligence, and has had experience enough to make his opinion valuable. "Does honesty pay? Well lam free to reply that, I suppose, by saying that dishonesty does not pay, as that answer comes more within my ken than a declara tion that honesty does pay. Can I imagine any plan of dishonesty that will pay? Imightifl could invent some sort of jobbery which would enable the perpetrator to escape a clash with the police, but I know of none. I have tried the wrong way, and I have given it the best trial I could, and I can't figure out any way in which I can make dishonesty a success, even from a business stand point. I would like to remark here incidentally that I am innocent of the charge (robbing the Auburn stage) which has given me this lat term here. I have had sufficient experience, however, to be able to state positively that no man can make the wrongful confiscation of property prove a suc cess No man who leads a crooked life can associate with straight, honest people. He is bound to seek his own kind. It is a favorite charge with criminals that everybody is crooked, and that the big crooks and hypocrit ical crooks escape because they have influence or wealth, or are more cun ning than the officers of the law. The first section of the charge is erroneous, the latter is in a measure true. If a man ha3 talent and understands the intricacies of the law he can commit some forms of theft that will make dishonesty pay from a dollars and cents standpoint. Generally speak ing, it does pay to be honest. Any body behind the bara will say so, at any rate,and the average stripe-wearer will go further, and say that dishon esty does not pay as a business propo sition. Joe Fagen is a big English sailor who is doing his third stretch. He is called a bad man by the polise, and they pushed a charge of robbery against him so vigorously that he has twenty yeara in front of him. "A man that steals with his hands i3 a fool, because he can't make a living at it. If he steals in business then it might pay, but I don't know anything about that, because I was never in business. The old saying of thieves about the world owing them a living is nonsense. The world may owe them a living, but thev'li find that they have got to work to collect it. This collecting it without asking permission is a failure in the long run. I've tried both ways. When I was honest I didn't have to work half as hard as I do now, and I was a eight better off. Why did I come back the second and third times? Well, luck had a good deal to do with it. I didn't want to steal naturally and especially after realizing how profitless it was, but I got crowd ed a little, and the fir3t thing I knew I was behind the bars aain." James Jones, who has lost the real name his good old Southern "mammy gave him under a mountain of aliases, is the colored philosopher of San Quentin. Liberty has charms for him, but a juicy ham has a fascina tion beyond hi3 powers of resistance. "Bejes as hones' as yo kin, my young fren' an' you'll never need to ask such quesshuns agin. 'Course hones'y pays big int'rest on the 'vestment too, Man git3 into truble mos' alius through weakness. Some times it's cause he ain't smart, an' sometimes it's cause he git's a chance to git in truble, but its mos'ly through weakness. Every man has got his weakness. My weakness is hams. Yes, sah, hams is what gits me to wearin' these stripey clothes. When I sees a ham I wants it, an' if I kin' I takes it, 'cause I can't he'p it. Now I knows if I work hones' and square I kin buy ham with my wages, but I don't stop to figure it out. I tuk two hams the las' time, an' I got a year here, workin' all the time, an' no ham, Now what kind o' business is that ? If I worked in a hotel for that year I'd get $25 or $80 a month clear an' I could buy eight or ten hams every month. I'm loser 'bout er hundred hams this year by bem' dishones.' that's what I am. No stealin' man can prosper if he does business that way. There ain't no money in stealin', anyhow ; if it was! profitable they'd have to build a j puiuc a iuuuoou nuica uigci ix mis to hold half the thieves," Byard Brown, the twenty-ninth . prisoner, and who laid the corner stone of the San Quentin prison, now serving his sixth term said : "Honesty might pay if there was any justice in California. I came here as a young man in 1850, and I didn't know what it was to steal, I made $8,000 iu gold crevicing with a horn spoon, and only wanted $2,000 more to call it a fortune and so heme. Then some scoundrels robbed me of every ounce, and to shut my mouth they arrested me for horse stealing and hung me up by the neck until I con fessed to save my life, when I was as innocent as yeu are. I got three years and the gang got away with my dust. Dishonesty profited "them, and the honest toil which gained me that gold proved my ruin. Of course all case3 are not like mine, but I can't help feeling sore. I've been a thief since and I can't say it pays. I am sure it would pay to be honest if there was any justice here. Circumstances make men. Under different circumstances I would have been an honest man, and honesty would have paid me. "But you want a general answer. Well, to come right down to hardpan, it never will be profitable to Lea thief, from a business or any other stand point. The world is against a thief, and he is afraid of every honest man he meets. If he is a constant thief he is in prison most of his time, no mat ter how sharp he is. He can't make enough by stealing to pay him $5 a n.onth for the time he spends in prison He has to work iu prison, and he had better work outside for $10 a month than inside for aothing." Tommy Norton, a moral idiot so far as property rights are concerned, said : "Does dishonesty pay ? Well if you mean relieving a wealthy gent of a surplus, I will answer that it would but for your blasted American cops. They're too fly to leave any profit in the business. As it is, it is aboat a stand-off with me. When I am free I live a great deal better than I could by working. As long as I am free, honesty does not pay. When I go to quod I begin to thiuk that it would pay. Counting time lost in jail and all things being considered, from a financial standpoint J think I am a little loser by being a crook. I can't figure it out to within 50, though ; so Iguess I'li let it go that honesty is a winner." John Smith, a county burglar do ing nis eigntn term said: "There i3 not the faintest room for doubting that honesty pays. I don't care how cunning a man is, if he steals with his hands he will come out a Io3er. He may elude the officers for a time, but even then he won't have a bank account. A thief is bound to spend his money on some thing just as fast as he can. Women and cards catch me, and I can't look back and remember a stolen dollar that ever did me any real good. Whisky usually cuts a figure in mak ing stealing unprofitable, but I never was drunk iu my life. Still I have other habits that eat up the profits, and if I didn't have ten to oe I would acquire some. It don't pay. Stolen money burns holes in pockets, and anyone can make more by honest work than he can by stealing. Why do I come back here so often if I know this. Because I have been here pretty much all the time since May, 1859, aud it's like home, and then I've got sojold it's too late to start over again. Besides, I don't care a , anyhow." 'Shorty' Hayes says : "Decidedly, honesty pays. The hundred or few hundred dollars that a man in my line of business may obtain in one job will not pay for the risk of a single year in prison, let alone fifty-one years, as in my case. Even smait thieves die poor, no matter how suc cessful they may be in eluding prison. Stolen money don't do the thief any good ; it is too easily spent, and I don't think any ordinary every day thief enn steal as much in his lifetime as he can earn by following any legitimate work, 1 don't care how poorly paid it may be. Of course, if a man can steal with a cloak over him, something like a business or a disguised swindle, I mean, he may make it profitable (as a business proposition, I mean) for a while and perhaps until he acquires a com petence. But so thief who takes what he can lay h3 hands on, can make dishonesty pay." Jim Tracy "Looking at it from a business standpoint I can't say there is any money in stealing. Nature will not permit a thief to get rich by stealing. There is an excitement attached to crime, and that excitement causes a free spending of money easily acquired. There is a disposition on the part of ninety-nine thieves out of a hundred to get rid of their plunder spend it, I mean right away. It is the excite ment of crime that forces them to it. Even if a man has no dissipation be fore he takes to stealing he will find one the minute he makes his first haul. It don't make any difference what his previous habits may have been, he will find something foolish to spend ! his stealings for. How many! thieves who turn a trick, the proceeds of which ought to keep them for months, do you read of being captured iu a few days without a cent of the plunder lelt? Even miserly thieves fail to profit by their work. 'Suppose they bury their swag and go to jail, the worry due to fear of loss makes them sick, and the have to spend their money for health. The smartest thief will get caught, and nine times out of ten the work he does in jail would, if paid for at ruling wages, bring him in more than the amount filched. Jim my Hope told me while he was here that stealing was not profitable. AU that kept him at it, he said, was the fact that he had arrived at an age when hard work did not suit him. He figured that the amount of labor and ingenuity he had spent on bank safes would, if legitimately spent, have made him independently rich. No, sir ; as a business proposition, dishon esty does not pay." Terrible! Terrible THE RUSH TO C. E. Messerly's Where they sell All Wool, German Beaver Overcoats, worth $16 for Gcrmna JSearer Omeoats $12.00fl M Will We have heavy overcoats made up in Ulster style, evry long, and with a big collar. A good storm coat. Price $5.00. We have good satinett over coats for $2 50. We have the Drovers Heavy Cassimere and Chinchilla Storm coat3. Price $8.50. We have fine tailor made over coats from $10.00, $12.50, $15. 00, $20.00. and $25.00. We are making special prices on overcoats now while the weather is warm. TBI Ml 111 111 111 111 T)l The peaple come to see us be cause we have a large stock to select from, aud then we are cut ting on prices in order to make the goods sell. We have full suits for men at $5.00, good suits $8.00, All Wool suits $10.00, and at $12.50 to $15.00 an elegant custom made suit. A new line of boys' suits just received. Chasi E. Messerl;, Seconi St., Opposite Martet House. Several new students have enterad the past week. They are getting nicety start ed in their school work. The past week has been the week of our monthly examination. The pnpils did good word as a school, and show by their examination papers that they studied hard during the past month. " ""J We have two classes in rapid calcula tion. One from 7:30 p. m. to 8;15 p. m.and the other from 8;15 to 9 p. m. These class es are most wonderful in their rapid work. Anyone interested in practical work would do well to visit these classes. We are glad to have any one visit our school at any time, and we promise you a rare treat if you will honor us with your presence for an evening or two. There is no accomplishment a young man can poaess, that will give him success, equal to a good handwriting. Every letter note or business paper, written elegantly, wins favorable thoughts of the writer. It is a constant advertisement, and brings one to the notice of hundreds of business men, and its possesor never lacks employment. No trade which a young man can possess can compare in compare in lis benefit to an elegant handwriting, for while there are hundreds with trades who are idle, those who write well are kept busy. Business men who advertise for assistants rt-quire applicants to address them in their own handwriting ; also, a boy wanted who writes a good hand, etc., is often see. and why this is true, is owing to the fact that only a few make it a busi ness of becoming so. Writing as taught in common schools uniformly fastens upon pupils a cramped and scrambling style, while under the skillful training of a pro fessional penman a dashing and beautiful style i3 secured. The presence of a teacher who writes with freedom and beauty is a wonderful aid and incentive to the pupils and without such aid thousands fail. Store?