The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on October 19, 1901 · 15
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The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California · 15

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Saturday, October 19, 1901
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SAN FRANCISCO, OCTOBER 19, 1901. THE EXAMINER W. R. HEARST 44444444444444 t f 4tt444 4 44 44 4444444 HOW THE,, REPUBLICAN PRESS TREATS ITS OPPONENTS it I: AN AMERICAN PAPER FOB THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 44444.44444 ..M-444 444 4 WH4m44 I "You Should Hear Her Talk" t The Phrase Is Too Often Made Ironical, Says Ella Wheeler Wilcox EDITORIAl PAGE OF THE EXAMINER $444 4444444444444444-444444444444444 44 44444-44 On April 27,- 16S8, John D. Spreckels' San Francisco " Call " pub' Hthtd tht following about Emma Goldman, undsr tht titlt of "Emma Goldman, Anarchist " : ' But this I'ttle Russian woman, with her thickened speech, her good rolling r's, her disdain of rhetorical rules, her vehemence of expression, her potent, unstudied postures, is the most Interesting woman I ever met. She has life, she has courage, she has brains. She Is fiercely consistent, unwaveringly true, and, though I can't agree with her, I believe her to be ab-olutety sincre, You should hear her talk. It doesn't matter whether you're socialist r anarchist, or are endowed with a blessed indifference of isms In general. You can better afford to miss hearing Melba or even Bernhardt than listening to this genuine creature. She is San Francisco's sensation, as she was that f Hew York and Chicago and, next to the departure of the soldiers who marched off to Cuba, there is nothing so thrilling as listening to Emma Goldman." O '.. . Servility and Jcalovsy. Bth Plentiful i Real Indepcnd. ence li Rare. When Mr. T. Pieroont Mot-can. y x - o ' an amiable but aggressive individual, walks into any one of of his clubs, an invisible spirit, not too much agitated to observe closely, might study two interesting demonstrations of human character. There is the flunkey, the natural born toady, who flutters nervously, eagerly about the great money man, only hoping to attract his friendly notice that man stands for innate SERVILITY. There is the cross-grained, sour-faced person, who" would take pride in offending the great Wall-street boss if he could, and in showing his resentment of Morgan's great success that is the JEALOUS, petty, spiteful human being. These two classes of men are not merely numerous. They comprise almost the entire population, and life is only made bearable by the fact that men and women usually live in classes more or less nearly equal, so that servilitynd jealousy are not called out. While the Bourbons were in exile in England the brother of Louis XVI was accompanied by a sort of valet or companion, a man well educated enough and apparently of spme refinement. In the muddy places this man would lie down on his face and let the brother of the King walk over him. . You despise the man who would be proud to do this, but as Thomas Watson remarks, there is very little difference between this valet of a Bourbon and Sir Walter Raleigh spreading his cloak in the mud to please Queen Elizabeth, a woman whom he must have despised in his heart, but who could give him riches and rank. The spirit of servility is one from which no man cart declare himself free unless he has been thoroughly tried and tempted. Intellect is not proof against servility, againct snobbishnes. Sir Walter Scott, whose magnificent top head suggests the dome of the Capitol at Washington, treasured up with pathetic pride a glass from which George IV had once drunk. Wealth is no'guard against servility. The greatest toady in the world is the rich man, bending his supple spine before some one richer than he, or some one able to make HIM richer. Genuine independence, real manliness which acknowledges other men's rights and maintain its own, without aggressiveness or buncombe, is not a widespread human characteristic. Undoubtedly true manhood is found most plentifully at the FOUNDATION and at the TOP of the ladder of human success. The American workman, or farmer, or. mechanic the French workman in his blue blouse, are absolute samples of manly independence, although, of course, exceptions among them are not lacking. And at the top of the ladder you will find this same freedom from class prejudice occasionally. The Duke of Wellington, in his old age, was about to cros a crowded street. .An English toady, trembling with delight, bowing and cringing, offered to conduct the Old Duke to the other side. k- The Duke looked at the scraping simpleton in contempt, 'said "Don't be a damned fool, sir," and crossed the street by himself. That servility which destroys the manhood of so many men would be vastly diminished if more of the great ones of the earth had the spirit of Wellington. If Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and a few hundred others who are surrounded with toadies every day would cultivate the liabjj: of saying "Don't be a damned fool, sir," to the fawning sycophants around them, they would do very much to discourage un-American servility. ' Perhaps they will consider the suggestion. o 4 $ .$. $ Landlord atjd Tef)a)t. . j H Sn fframcisco. It your landlord refuaes to repair the roof, we should ay that 'your beet remedy' was to move. Here Is the provision of law aa to your rights In the matter: "If within-a reasonable time after notice to the lessor of dilapidation which he ought to repair he neglects to do so, the lessee may repair the same himself, where the cost" of such repair do not require- an expenditure greater than one month's rent of the premises, and deduct the expenses of such repairs from the rent; or the lessee may vacate the premises, la which case he ' hall be discharged from further payment of rent, or performance of other condition." President Johnson's Impeachment. I. P. J., Philipsburg. Mont. President Johnson was Impeached of "high crimes and misdemeanors" by theHouse of Representatives and tried before the Senate sitting as a court In 1S68. The articles of Impeachment were approved by the House March 2d. The Senate organized as a court of Impeachment March Bin, and the President was summoned to the bar March Tth. The trial lasted to May 6, 1S68, when thirty-live Senators voted the President guilty and nineteen not sulky. At two-thirds wore required to convict, President Johnson escaped i by one vote. Impeachment Is the bringing of an accusation. Dot the conviction a the c bargee. . c - "UNITED STATES SENATOR TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF.' " GEORGE C. PERKINS 'THIS IS ONE OF X .X 4 4 4 '4 'X 4 -4 J J THOSE' WHERE A FELLOW. HAS TO X The above cartoon appeared in Mr. John D, Spreckels' "Call" on August 2, 190L The figure cn the pole Is X a caricature of United. States Senator George C Perkins. 144444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444 4444444444444444444444444444444444 I HANDY KEENER JOY. 4 4 4 -f-4 4 ( f A ' "N. 4 "Hooray I Listen at Willie Green gittin' licked! An' to think I'd missed the fun if l'dl)bn to the circus I" - JUST "NOTINV "Why don't yer put yer shoes on?" "Dese ain't mine; dey belongs ter me) father. He's wearin' mine while his is gittin' mended." t -4444-44444444444444444444 Breaker Morn Say, Bill, on der level, wot would yer do if yer had er million dollars I ; Chilly Ike Well, not makln'youashort answer, pal, I guess not h in'. LADY BOUNTIFUL IN FALSE LIGHT A 4 4 v X PI : jMsiftiiiaS x tiim t 4 - v ' - v -T .N oioV i - ' t J.l.M..t...l 4ffM.iM-f44-:t.444444.444444-- .T.i Mtllll.l.lllllHMIIIIII b-A. (Copyright, 1901, by W. R. Hearst.) BTWEEN the curtains of snowy lace Over the way Is a baby's face; It peeps forth, smiling In merry glee, And waves its pink little baud at me. My heart responds with a lonely cry-But In the wonderful By-and-By, Out from the window of God's "To Be," That other baby shall beckon to me. ' That ever-haunting and longed-for face. That perfect vision of infant grace, Shall shine on me In a splendor of light, Never to fade from my eager sight. All that' was taken shall be made good; All that puzzles me understood; And the wee white band that I lost one day. Shall lead me into the Better Way. Dear Madsm: Under ordinary circumstances, when the Income Is sufficient, when the love is mutual, when there fire no other great obstacles in the way, Is It Justifiable for ai man to marry a woman wben be la certain, or reaaonanir sure, mat tfie union muse of necessity be childless? Is It not unreaonable for bim to suppose that an ordlDary woman umler ordinary circumstances will not be compensated for tbe loss or mater nity by tbe affection, however grea t, that she may feel for him? 1, Q. A. N SPITE of the fact that tbe impulse which attracts the sexes Is an unconscious desire to propagate their species, children are not always a necessary adjunct to domestic happiness. I call to mind a dozen instances of deep conjugal affection which has lasted into middle life unattended by offspring. Indeed, It has sometimes seemed to me that the most devoted lovers were husbands of childless wives. Very frequently the paternal and maternal instincts of sue! couples are absorbed Into an strengthen the conjugal a dec tion. Maternity is a great ex perience, and one which every woman should be benefited by passing through. Yet how often we find the wife for getting all tbe arts of co quetry and becoming the mere mother of her husband's children no longer the ' sweetheart, but the nurse; and the husband's affection changed from that of the admiring lover to the devoted father, who calls ' his wife "Mamma" and is indifferent to her. as the woman, but solicitous to the welfare of tbe child an the child's mother. I .have seen this condition of things a hun dred times where I have seen one husband remain the lover first, the father second, after the advent of a child. I Bee no reason why two people who are in a normal state of mind and body should not marry and be happy, if they I love each other, even if they I are confident they will never A. become parents. Here is a man who evidently thinks motherhood a poor accom plishment with many women. He says: "Have you ever noticed those poor dumb creatures, called babies'; have you eVer seen them propped up in the carriages, with pure white sunshades, the sun shining on them full blaze, the poor creatures, squinting with pain, the silly mother parading behind like a peacock, thinking .all the while how much she loves ber dearie? Or, again, have you seen the average baby being wheeled and bumped up and down curbstones? Not speaking of the poor creatures left in the care of their 'big sisters and brothers,' the latter scarcely able to care for themselves?" Yes, I have observed all these abuses of babies, and written columns of protest, while I heard the world uttering the same old platitudes about "No love like a mother's love." The Increase of weak eyes, as evinced by the remarkable number of children who have imperfect sight, is greatly due to the carelessness of mothers during the child's first year of life. - Of course. Nature intended a baby's eyes to be protected from strong light most of the twenty-four hours... A cat knows enough to keep her little ones In shadowy corners during their early life, but I have seen a woman let her wee baby He In the glare of an electric light, and call at tention to the comical faces it. made! .Poor babe,' it was vainly trying to pucker its little face Into a shade for its suffering eyes, unfitted for the cruel light. ... . ' ' . '.' Over and over again I have seen -stupid mothers and stupid nurses trundling infants along tbe street in the blaze of a noonday sun, while they carefully protected their own eyes by a parasol, ... And yet we are told "There Is no love like' mother's love." We re peat the familiar phrase questioningly, as we see-tired little baby legs made to run along the pavement to keep pace with an inconsiderate mother who hauls the child by one hand while. she gossips with a companion wholly unconscious of tbe cruel selfishness of her conduct toward her little one. ,; What an excellent Idea it would be to have a national institution of motherhood through which eveYy young woman must pass before she could . obtain a marriage license! Animals know how to take care of their young;, but women need to be taught, since so rarely does instinct make them humane, or kind, to the helpless little beings whom they bring into -existence. O spel of ; Hard ' wortf- v..v... i MSXm'J' as mz illlllllll M 7 r ' , -1 'jaisr Lynn Roby Meekins Says the Strenuous Life Is as Old as the Ages - $ 4 S J X J t J,,J t J J i J J 4J T IS one of the interesting contradictions of this age that while the comforts and luxuries of life are increasing to an amazing extent, and while devices and inventions save an enormous amount of labor and enable a man to do more in a given time than at any other age in the world's history, the real necessity for hard, earnest toll has in no way beea diminished. It Is easy to say that any man can get along with less effort and that he can pass his years with satisfaction. So he can. But merely getting along, and seeing tbe hours go with nothing but the fulfillment of ordinary gratifications, is not life in Its high and true sense. We see the fact Illustrated every day we have it shown in a superb degree in tbe career of our new President. So, when Mr. Roosevelt In his famous Chicago speech proclaimed the strenuous' life, he was but repeating in modern phraso the lesson of tha ages. "1 wish tc preach," he said In his addriss of Apdl, 1S99, "not tha doctrine of Ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the Strenuous life; the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success hlch comes not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man bo does not shirk from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who, out of these, wlnB the splendid, ultimate triumph." This gospel Mr. Roosevelt has followed. A weakling in his youth, he Became strong, by -determined exercise and right living. Not gifted with,, a brilliant Intellect, he has done more with his talents than a genius'. Placed beyond creature wants by the happy accident of birth, he has tolled harder, longer and better than n wage-earuet, who must work for his brefL It is the vogue to rcfr to President RooseveU as a typical American,' It has a pleasant sound, but It is au exaggeration. Even in this land of magical careers ht is an exceptional American. Such grit as he has shown belongs to no country. BeaconsHi ld showed It In England. M. Witte has shown it In Russia. Modern history affords instances that prove hu wideniug of opportunity in every part of the world, and the sure rewards which come to strenuous workers even in the face of the barriers of class and caste, ...... i .

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