Of Soapy Smith—
He is genial and generous, enjoys a fight, pays his debts, gives his last dollar to whoever wants it and steals the first dollar the next man is rash enough to expose to view. ~ Henry James,
San Francisco Call, February 27, 1898.
Should have been "of Soapy Smith"—
He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. ~ Mark Twain.