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SOME OF THE 810 MEN IN THE LOOTED MILWAUKEE BANK
Reading from right to left the portraits are: J. H. Van Dyke, director of the First National bank of Milwaukee; William Bigelow, director and vice president, who is also brother of the defaulting president; Gordon Bigelow, son of the president, who engineered the
Board of Trade deals in May wheat; Charles F. Pfister, the first director to learn of the defalcation, and August H. Vogel, director.
***** I POKER STORIES 1 *****
jji CROWD composed of well known
HM members of the gambling and
Bporting fraternity was gathered
in one of the clubs in Chicago and the
principal talk of the evening was of
gambling. ■Billyh Ames had just re
lated a story about a square same.
"I saw a Bquare hand win in a
cioo&ed game in a clubhouse in Butte
<it.v. if you fellows insist upon some
thing about crooked frames when I
prefer to tell you about square games,"
he resumed, when his friends told him
liis first story would not do. They all
said they were willing to hear about a
square hand winning in a skin game
and Ames went on to say:
'There were rive men playing; two
of them were in together to do up an
other two. but they didn't want to take
anything away from the first fellow,
who was a kind of friend of theirs,
though lie didn't know there was any
thing wrong with the game. One of
the two who were doing the crooked
weds rung in' a 'cold deck,' and he
dealt great hands to the two fellows
who were to be skinned. One was
four nines, I think, and the other a
jack full. He was careful to give no
pair to the man he intended to be
friend, and he dealt his partner the
winning hand—that is, he thought it
•was the winning hand.
"Well. boys, to the surprise of the
man who had put up the 'cold deck.'
the fifth fellow with no pair stayed
right in and saw every raise. They
didn't dare kick him or wink at him,
so he. piled his money in with the rest.
"In the draw he took a card, and then
he-was raising them more than anyone
around the table. There was $3,600 in
the put at the showdown, and, believe
me, boys, the fellow that had no pair
won it all!
"The man that fixed the deck had
paid no attention whatever to suits; he
was looking only for palm and threes
and fours. He dealt the fifth man a
Ktniight—a four straight of clubs—and
the one card he drew made a straight
"Apropos," chipped in Hoyt Dunn, as
he slowly wabbled his cigar from the
right to the left corner. "I made a
rather good draw myself one day on the
train coming from Frisco.
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B ! THE WONDERFUL ROMANCE OF HARRIET PASTOR AND J. G. STOKES PHELPS
THERE will be celebrated in New
\ York on July 18 one of the most
•i curious of marriages that has ever
occurred in a land of curious mar
riages. On that day Rose.Harriet Pas
tor, Russian Jewish girl of the east
Bide Ghetto, who has been employed
in a.cigar factory at $12 weekly, will
wed James Graham Phelps Stokes,
millionaire, clubman, settlement work
er, and municipal reformer. The ro
mance is one of which the country at
large..has been talking for two weeks,
or ever since the engagement became
known. Twenty-six years ago Miss Pas
tor was born in Augustovo, Suwalk,
Russia, a child of the peasantry Tol
stoy and Gorky have told the world of.
From ' Russia her parents moved to
London, and she lived in the White
chapel district. When her father died
the .family emigrated to America and
settled in Cleveland, O.
Before she was 10 years old Rose
began the life of child labor slavery as
roller in a ci&ar factory. While J. G.
Phelps Stakes was preparing for Yale
and leading the life of the rich, the
Jewish girl,-with the. eyes of the
dreamer and the hair of Rossetti's
"Blessed* Damosel," sat year after year
at her bench^ .rolling the endless rows
of cigars ana dreaming, ever dreaming.
After. eleven y.ears her dreams found
expression. . She began to write bits of
verse, and a market for her
work with the "Jewish Daily News of
A position was offered her on the pa
per, and She went to New York, relying
on lier own salary of $15 a week to
support her mother and six younger
children. Five- months after her arri
val she- was .sent out on her first inter
view. To the Shy, reserved girl it was
a difficult task. She was sent tAinter
view J. G. Phelps Stokes of the Ilni
verr.iiy. settlement. Only a month pre
vious Mr. Stokes' sister Caroline had
ptarUed the social world by marrying
young- Robert Hunter, a settlement
Interviews Mr. Stokes
Rumor bad it that they were to es
tablish a rival settlement to the uni
versity, and that Phelps Stokr-s would
join them. Miss Pastor was sent to get
a statement from Mr. Stokes. To the
careful reader of today there is more
In that Interview than Mr. Stokes' mere
denial^ of the rumor. There is his state
ment "on the Judaizing of the settle
ments* of the relations of Jew and
Christian coworkers for the great so
There is, most of all, the frankly ex
pressed admiration of the character
and in rsonajtty of Stokes.
An Invitation to dine at the settle
ment followed, *nd shortly after Miss
Pastor took up the teaching of some of
the girl "cirrlfs" in the settlement
•work. Nearly every day she was
brougWt into "association with Mr.
Btokes v The rogt was but the fulfill
ment of destiny. There was no en
gagement, no proposal of marriage. It
was simply acceptance of the law of
Kismet, the immutability of fate. "We
are not two; we are one in spirit," Mr.
"Three of the gamblers who 'worked'
the Pullman* tried to get me to play
Cards. I knew their business as soon as
I saw them, but they did not know who
they were bucking agajn.it.
"Two of them were dressed as coun
trymen and the third did the gentle
man's lay. He looked as much a gen
tleman as a bulldog looks like a grey
hound. They started \ n j n the same old
way. suggesting a game of euchre. One
would remark that he would like to bet
his euchre hand in a poker game and
another would agree with him.
"\\'*ii, i consented to play euchre
with them, but I first looked carelessly
at their cards, and then I went to my
grip. I had a couple of packs of cards
in my bag—not for poker. I never
gamble on the trains, as that kind of
game is too raw for me.
"Boys, you know that I've quite B
'rep' of being a pretty smooth fellow
with the pasteboards, even if I do say
it myself, and I couldn't resist the
temptation of attending to those three
train professionals. I happened to have
a pack just like the cards with which
they were playing. I took from It an
ace. Then I joined in the game and I
bided my time. Then one of them said
he'd like to bet his hand at poker and
the others said they'd agree to the
Change, holding the cards dealt them
for euchre. I consented also and we
bet our money.
"They bet all they had, including a
roll of bogus bills—'spiels', used for
that sort of work.
' Then I showed down four aces and
pocketed all the money. You should
have heard them loar when I took the*
money," concluded Dunn; "it was
worth a trip to Paris."
L/ew Doekstader, the minstrel, told
the next story; it was of a reformed
"Two gambl< is who had been In
business for a long time and had
grown rich." began Dockstader. "de
cided to dissolve partnership, one be
<uisf> lie proposed to reform and the
other for the reason that he thought
he could find wider and better fields in
The one who had determined to
give up his wicked lift- became known
to the Christian people, and, not
Stokes has said. And up at the little
home of Rose, dreamy child of the
Ghetto, she said the same.
"It is too wonderful a thing to speak
of. We do not understand it our
selves. We only know that we are the
same—we are one."
This, in b-ief. is all there is to the
'romance," but the announcement of
the engagement has been discussed far
and wide and no two people are more
discussed in America today than Mr.
Stokes and his intended bride. There
are already speculative differences of
opinion on their marriage. It will
doubtless be looked upon by the world
in general as a mesalliance. By the
romantically inclined the wonderful
story of the little Ghetto girl, who
knows neither arithmetic or geography,
yet knows the hearts of men. and the
millionaire settlement worker, who rep
resents the bluest blood in, America, is
absorbed with feverish interest. To
them it appears in the light of one of
those rare cases where hearts and souls
freed from the trammels and conven
tionalities of society, rise to meet their
affinity and fulfill a destiny mapped
out for them by the highest tribunal.
Men and women materially inclined
scoff at what they term sentimental
INTERESTING DATA GDNCERNDNG CANCER
SOME facts as to the increase of
cancer during the last forty years,
its cure and its alleviation when
cure is not possible were stated at a
recent clinical lecture at the New York
skin and cancer hospital.
Dr. Bainbridge said that in ISSO there
were nine cases of cancer to each 100,
--000 of population: that during each
succeeding ten years there was a steady
increase, and that in 1890 there were
something more than thirty-three cases
of cancer to each 100,000 persons. From
1850 to 1860 the increase was only two
and a fraction cases to each 100,000 of
population, while from 1880 to 1890
there was an increase of more than
seven cases to each 100,000.
In speaking of the cause of cancer
Dr. Bainbridge said that little that is in
any way satisfactory is kno.vn. adding:
"With the Departs from the Gratwick
pathological laboratory in Buffalo,
tending to prove that cancer is of par
asitic origin and that it is contagious,
and the conclusion, about to be made
public, of the Harvard cancer commis
sion, after two years spent in exhaus
tive investigation, that it is found that
cancer is not of a parasitic origin, and
is neither hereditary nor contagious, we
realize that we know about a* much
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY, APRIL 30. 1905
strange to say. was soon installed in
the fold of the church. The old part
ner went west with his paraphernalia
and flourished. At the end of the year
he returned to the town to visit his
former partner. It was Sunday night
when he arrived, so he went directly
to the church and took an aisle seat In
the back part
• Soon the organ began to play lively
music and two men walked down the
aisle bearing silver plates. One of
them was the reformed gambler. As
the nickels and pennies began to drop
into the plate the prosperous game
ster rummaged in his pockets for some
change, and, when his old partner
passed him he accidentally or other
wise dropped a blue chip into the
"The collector looked up quickly and
recognized his partner. The blue chip
in the plate made him nervous; he
didn't like to pick it out for fear some
one would think he was taking money
from the plate, so he shook the silver
receptacle to work it under, but the
chip being lighter than the coin it al
ways came to the top. As he reached
the rail, with his back to the congre
gation he quickly lifted up the chip
and dropped a silver dollar in its stead.
It was neatly done, but the preacher
had obsei ved and, as he walked over
to accept the alms he said softly:
" "Deacon, old friend, a blue chip
calls for a five.' "
Chips Were Contraband
"Talking about chips in the game."
remarked Charley Crawford, "reminds
me of a poker game some time ago in
progress over a saloon on State street.
Among those who frequented the place
was an insurance man. lam Informed
that the idea of sordid gain Is not par
amount in his poker experiences;
rather the desire to 'pass away the
time' Is the main, requisite thing. He
■|>:iys as he goes.' and credited $7,200
to experience during one brief season.
•one night the police planned a raid
on the gambling room, but the time
nraa somewhat Inopportune for a big
haul. The insurance man on this o<
<;ision was in the game, which was not
i nli\ • ii.-d by a large number around
the table. The 'kitty 1 was actually
rubbish and say ."She's clever; that's
all." But the sociologist, the thinker,
and those favored individuals who are
sometimes able to penetrate the veil
of the future, assert that it means a
milestone in the history of the Hebrew
Rose Pastor, they say, has been
elected—foreordained, if you wish—to
be a leader of her people. And. more
over, that the marriage of Hebrew and
Gentile, or wealth and poverty, of rare
intellect and exceptional worth, each
animated by lofty ideals and a deep
and abiding love tor humanity, tells
the story of the absolvement of the
lines of religious demarcation which for
generations and generations have been
It is not a social question, they will
tell you. It is a race question. The
tender romance of it all has engaged
the attention of men and women the
country over; the racial significance
ap| eals as yet to very few, but the ac
ceptance iff It without very bitter con
tention from the- Hebrews is being
taken as a most wonderful sign of the
"If surh a thins happened a hundred
years ago-** would have been the sig
nal of such a massacre as the world
about the real nature of the disease as
Still, d»4«. are being collected which
may be expected to give definite re
sults later. For example, it has been
ascertained- that there are certain re
gions known as cancer belts, where the
<iis.-a.se is much more prevalent than
pis. where, and why this is so will un
doubtedly be determined.
Also it is known that a constant irri
tation at any point is liable to cause a
cancerous growth and that persons us
ing tobacco and alcoholic stimulants
are much more liable to cancer of the
throat and mouth than those who do
not. Statistics show that of 1.000.
women suffering from cancer only 13
had cancer of the mouth and throat,
while of the same number of men 111
had cancer in this region. Of these, 75
used alcoholic stimulants and tobacco.
Dr. Bainbridge emphasized the fact
that constant irritation of any portion
or" the body is dangerous, as a cancer
ous condition is likely to develop. Il
lustrating this he spoke of one of his
patients who had extensive canceV de
velop from the braising of a wart on
the back of his hand which was neglect
ed and in the end made amputation
necessary. He also said that teeth not
properly cared for frequently caused
cancer of the mouth.
It was stated that cancerous growths
were not confined to human beings;
that horses Buffering from cancer may
mewing, so few were the 'sops' thrown
to it. The insurance man, by possess
ing a full hand", had won a good pot
just before the police reached the door
to the stairway leading up to the room.
"He floundered out of his chair when
thf alarm was given, and clutching his
$27 worth of reds, whites and blues,
hid them under the corner of a rug.
Then he hied himself to- an ad
joining room, for it would never do
to have the police find him in the room.
"The gamekeeper had had sufficient
warning to hide the (hips and cards, in
a drawer. So, when the police obtain
ed admission there was little evidence
around which could be used in a ]*>-
lice court gambling case. With dis
gust the police retired and most of the
players went down stairs.
After the coast was clear the insur
ance man came out from his place Tf
concealment and entering the poker
room found an old German the only oc
cupant. The German had been 'piking'
during the game, 'ading 1 a check now
and then, hoping to i uteh a strong hand
" Have the police gone?' asked the
'"Yah.' answered the German: 'dey
come und dey got a few dings unt
"'Did they get all the chips?' asked
the insurance man.
" 'I wouldn't be surprised,' said the
German, and the Insurance man passed
out and down the stairs, supposing of
course, that his chips had been taken.
He set out for home, glad to get off so
"After he had gone the German
reached under the corner of the rug,
got the $27 worth of chips which the
Insurance man had hidden, went down
to the saloon, and cashed them. A man
who had seen the German 'piking' in
the game was surprised, and charged
the man with stealing them.
"'Stealing dem. you say?' blurted
out the German, 'don't know what you
talk about. Vy, don't you know, my
friend, dese checks vas contraband?"'
• -Speaking of killings of that sort."
said another member of the crowd, "re
in inds me of a haul right here in Chi
cago that proves that the west is- not
the sole locale of the 'holdup.' Thi
has never seen. For far less than that
blood was shed in the old days. It
flowed in rivers because of even the
infatuation of a Hebrew for a Chris
tian, much less for the marriage of
"But to my mind it only goes to show
how the lines of religious demarcation
which tradition and history have ob
served during, all the centuries are
gradually being dissolved."
These were the words of A. H. Sar
ashon. a lawyer, one of the owners of
the Jewish Dally News, and husband
of the former Belle Saplro, the insep
arable companion and closest friend of
the little Ghetto girl. Rose Pastor, since
her migration to New York from Cleve
land two years ago.
A peculiar circumstance which
friends of the two girls are pointing
out just now is the fact that both were
employed by the News. Miss Pastor
in a reportorial capacity and Miss Sa
piro as a typewriter. They were bosom
friends, sharing the same sleeping
apartment, the guardUuis of each oth
er's secrets, the sharers of each other's
joys and sorrows during the period of
Rose's probation in New York, and
both obtained wealthy husbands.
Last week this friend of Miss Pas-
he found in Umost any veterinary hos
pital and that dogs, and, in fact, all
domestic animals have tamer. Fowls
and birds, both wild and domestic, are
subject to cancerous growths, and
BshCfl of almost all kin<ls have been
t;.kt-n with well denned cancer in dif
ferent stages of development.
The assertion of Alexander Dowie of
Zion that those who do not eat pork or
its products do not have cancer was dis
proved at this clinic, as there was pres
ent an orthodox Jew who had never
tasted pork In any form, but who had
cancer of the stomach. Though the
cancer from which this man is suffer
ing is so located that it cannot be
cured. Dr. Bainbridge has, by repeated
operations,. for several years kept him
able to continue to support his fam
ily by working as a tailor. In fact, it
was demonstrated that the dangers and
inconvenience of a surgrical operation
are now scarcely more than attend a
The unqualified statement was made
that all cancer begins as a benign
growth; that while in that stage it is
absolutely local, and if fully extirpated
a cure should result. When not re
moved while still benign, extension
may take place by direct infection of
surrounding tissues, though usually it
is through the lymphatics or blood
Cancerous growths are of varying
degrees of malignancy. Some tend to
return more speedily than others.
coming to my personal knowledge hap
-1 over on Dearborn street; the
a.tors were genuine road agents, th<?
persuaders wore revolvers, and the
swag was a whole banker's outfit.
"The Incident, or holdup, transpired
in a certain clubroom not a mile south
of Randolph street. Mr. Goodpayer
had Just been called by Mr. Easy in a
$40 Jack pot. Several men. faithful
devotees of the mystic game of poker,
were Intensely interested. They
watched with bated breath unmindful
of all else.
" 'Aces up.' said Mr. Easy.
"No good; I've thirty pips,' smiled
Mr. Goodpayer. laying down three
Una. 'It's a nice pot, eh? It will help
'" 'A thousand pardons, gentlemen,
but I have a full,' interrupted a small,
still voice, and the faithful devotees
looked up to see a large revolver
poked in their faces. They also saw a
man. two men, who seemed a thou
sand, with masks and drawn revolvers.
"'A full beats me.' said Mr. Good
payer, looking for a place to hide.
" I guess it does I've always
thought so,' commented the intruder.
'Mr. Banker,' he added, pleasantly,
'kindly cash these checks.'
" 'Oh. certainly, cert,' quickly re
sponded the banker as his knees did a
skirt dance. He stacked the chips,
counted them, and opened the safe to
pay, when he was rudely interrupted
by the second burglar.
" We will do our own cashing,' said
the gentleman, and he proceeded to
empty the cash drawer of every cent.
The banker turned and saw the play
ers doing .the statue act, while the
masked gentleman kept his eyes fast
ened on all.
'• "Now, gentlemen." said the rude one
once more, 'kindly shell.'
"The gentlemen kindly shelled with
that rapidity which distinguishes good
players from bad ones.
"The rude one appropriated every
thing in sight, and then left precipi
tately, as is the gay burglar's wont.
The other one waited until a faint
whistle sounded from the other side
of the street, and then backed out with
his 'full hand" in :i inffnxlllj, position.
" 'So sorry, gentlemen," remarked he,
tor's told the story of the little Jewish
dreamer to a caller. "Little we
thought." he said, "when Rose came to
share our modest quarters in Mudlson
street, she would one day become fa
mous. She came to New York alone,
and. I being in the office, she advised
with me as to where she could find in
expensive lodgings. Mother said to
bring her home with us and she came.
We shared the same bedroom for thir
teen months and were inseparable com
panions, and let me say that nothing
which has befallen Rose is undeserved.
"She is worthy of all her good for
tune, and don't let any one think for a
moment that her luck will spoil her.
Were It ten times as great she would
still remain the same. Her character is
built on a rock, and no winds of for
tune, fickle or otherwise, will dis
turb it.; 1
"Do you know words are inadequate
to picture Rose just as she is. She is in
a way a girl of contradictions. For in
stance. Rose is by no means what you
would call a religious girl, yet she lives
her life for others. She never went to
church or synagogue but once to my
knowledge while she lived with us, yet
she lived the life of a saint. I can only
express the keynote of her life as being
Speaking of the cure of cancer. Dr.
Bainbridge stated that the Roentgen
rays, Finsen light, Piffard lamp an-1
radium may cure superficial cancer In
selected cases, and are of distinct value
In relieving inoperative cases, though
a marked increase of the growth occa
sionally follows their use. Serum
therapy for cancer has not passed be
yond the experimental stage, and no
very definite results have as yet boon
obtained, but work in this line is going
When cure is not possible palliative
operations are performed, which, even
in the most aggravated cases, make
the patient comfortable. One of these
is the cutting of the nerves which con
vey the sensations of pain to the brain
from the affected tract, after which
there is no more conscious suffering.
Among the interesting illustrations
of complete surgical cure of cancers
shown at the clinic was the case of a
weman 73 years of age. The opera
tion in her case involved the removal
of a large proportion of the pectoral
muscles and the glands of the uxilla
on the right side, and yet the use of
the right arm Is in no way impaired
and the woman is perfectly strong and
Another case illustrating the com
plete cure of a cancer so located that
the operation, in connection with the
results, is unique in the annals of
surgery, was that of Thomas McGuire.
whose tongue, tonsils and the inferior
airily, as he hesitated in the doorway,
'but, you see. I've a new scheme to
beat the bank and I need some little
capital. Good night!'
"'Let's don't play any more.' said
Mr. Goodpayer with a grim smile.
" 'Yes. let's don't.' assented the
banker. And that Is why the game at
the Dozen Hours came to an abrupt
end at 1 o'clock one morning.
"The unbidden guests at the club
got away with about $500. and nobody
was ever the wiser as to the identity
of the nervy villains.
"A peculiarity of the game of poker
that at least pleased a drummer,"
spoke up one new member of the story
telling company, "occurred a short
time ago one evening over in Michigan
at a cozy little hotel. The players were
mostly old gentlemen who opened a
jackpot on a pair of jacks and stood
a limit raise with the reckless aban
don of young bloods with millions.
"The limit, by the way, was a red
chip and the ante was a white chip.
They didn't pay any money for them
until the game was over—it was a gen
tleman's game—but for every red chip
purchased the banker made a memoran
dum of $10 and a memorandum for $1
for every white chip. A tenderfoot
drummer had just arrived at the hotel
the night before. He strolled into the
green room and looked on at the game
for some time.
• What a picnic!' he said to a neigh
" 'Perhaps some of you gentlemen
would like to come in—make it inter
esting. The more the merrier.' sug
gested one of the players, an old gen
tleman, bronzed and fringed.
" Why. yes.' acquiesced the Eat drum
mer, 'if the other gentlemen do not ob
"They made way for him and he took
a seat, drew out his pocketbook, and,
drawing out a crisp $100 bill, asked for
$50 in chips.
"'Oh, thus all right,' assured the
banker. "Haven't sol any change; pay
us after the game. Here's your chips.'
■ a tew bands passed without any re
markable sensation. Then came a Jack
pot It was the drummer's deal. He
looked at his cards and found two aces
and a pair of threes. The next man
a deep, all embracing love for humanity.
"No poor creature living falls so low
that Rose won't help them. Many is
the time I have been with her when she
has picked up some miserable drunken
man out of the gutter and helped him
home or had him sent to a hotel and
paid for his night's lodging. Many a
time I have seen her take a wretched
intoxicated woman of the streets by the
hand, and lead her to some place of
shelter where, with her own hands, she
would wash the woman's face and do
the little* things only a woman can do
for one of her sex.
"Rgse had detractors, for there were
some who occasionally said unkind
things of her. Some thought she was
eccentric. Others didn't like the way
she dressed her hair. You know she
wears her hair very plain, and the east
side girls won't think they're dressed
unless they have huge pompadour?, and
it was because Rose protested against
such vulgar, fashions that she was
sometimes disliked. Another reason,
too. was because she tried to get the
girls to spend some of their money in
helping their little brothers and sisters
or assisting in the home instead of
spending every cent they could lay
their hands on In fripperies.
third of the pillars of the fadfces on
the left side and part of the anterior
pillar of the fauces on the right side
were removed. It was stated that for
twenty years Mr. M<Gulre had smoked
twenty cigars a day. It was his habit
to hold the cigar in the left side of
the mouth resting against the tongue,
and an Irritation was set up which
developed a cam er.
The operation involved the removal
of the organs usually known as those
of speech, yet it wta so skilfully per
formed thai Mr. McCrUire can masti
cate, taste, talk and ateo sing. A phy
sician present who had hoard of Mr.
lfeGuirVa vocal feats nsk-M him if he
could sing •Rock of Ages."
"Why, d— it, of course I can!"
Mr. MeGuiie replied.
He then proceeded to sing the old
hymn with excellent enunciation.
Although in performing this opera
tion the skin of Mr. McGuires throat
was literally cut from ear to ear. there
are no disfiguring soars. This was
also true in other eases where exten
sive operations had been performed,
showing that by clever technique now
practiced by the best surgeons dis
figurement is almost wholly avoided.
In a little more than three weeks
after this operation Mr. M^fluire w<-3
discharged from the hospital cured,
having gained ten pounds during his
stay. He Is now in perfect health,
and has since the removal of his
tongue courted and married a wife.
to him passed, and another opened it
for a red chip.
" 'It's opened; $10,' he said.
"Everybody stayed. The drummer
raised it a red. The opener saw it a
red and raised it ditto; the drummer
"'Gosh!' said he to himself, 'but they
have got nerve!'
"The opener drew two cards, the
others three and the drummer one. He
squeezed,and I<>: there was an ace Cull!
"'What a picnic!" he remarked
again as he assumed a bobtail flush
"The opening man bet a rod check;
the drummer had a red and white
check in front of him; he saw ihe red
and raised it five. The opening man
—the bronzed and fringed one—saw it
five and raised it ten. All the others
"lnu." said the drummer, Til have
to shown down for the outside.'
"'Oh, no; not having anything in
front makes m> difference.'
"The drummer was delighted. Hi*
ace full was invincible. He bought
"'I raise- you $10,' said he.
"'Ten better. 1
"'And ten better than you.'
" 'Ten more.'
'••Well. I'll call it,' said the old man
with the whiskers. I've got two pairs,
sixes up and sixes down.'
"The cold perspiration began to pom
out on the drummer's face.
■■'Cleat scot! I've got an ace full.'
said he. witli a voice almost suffocated
"He had changed his mind about
having a picnic and was contemplat
ing how he could pay his poker debt,
his board bill an.l get to the next sta
tion on a $100 bill and only $:; besides.
'"•Well, that's enough for me,' he
said, and he handed over the $100 bill
to the banker with a 'That's what I
"'Oh, no,' said the banker, 'we cash
up for 1 i»t cent. 1 And a great throb
of gladness suffused the entire anat
omy of the fat drummer, while the
other players caught on and laughed a
endous roar. *>f course the drum
mer called for th<> drinks and si
in th" ftime."
"Then, too, if Rose '.vis oui on an er
rand of mercy time didn't mean any
thing to her and it might be 1 or 2
o'clock before she came home, and
sometimes a crowd of east side boys
and girls, returning home from a dance,
would see her out alone and comment
on it. Bat she is too big hearted to
think of consequences. The mainspring
of her life is service for others.
"Rose is gifted with a remarkable
mind though, as you know, her edu
cation is the result of her own unaided
efforts. She doesn't know arithmetic or
geography, but she knows her Shake
speare by heart. She doesn't know Cal
culus, but she knows the literature of
the world, I might say.
"Many a time when we lay abed in
the morning she would recite yards of
poetry to me. She has the history of
the Hebrews at her finger ends, and is
a great lover of Carlyle, with whom
she is equally familiar. She loves the
arts, but material things never appeal
ed to her for herself alone, simply for
the good she can do to others. She's
often told me she never cared for lux
" 'I would like the comforts, but I can
got along without the luxuries, 1 is a re
mark she often made. She loves hu
manity and she loves the Hebrews, al
though according to the old rabbinical
law she is breaking a precept in marrj -
ing a Christian. But that doesn't both
To Rescue Her Brother and Sister
Since the announcement was made <>f
the engagement a fortnight ago, the
girl, according to the statement of her
friends, has dispensed some $250 worth
of charity. It has gone to assist girls
in her clubs who are at present out of
employment and who have families de
pendent upon them for support, as well
as girls in the settlement who were
still clad in summer apparel.
One of the first acts of Miss Pastor,
as a direct result of the approaching
change in her finances, will be to get
her little brother and sisters, who since
the family left Cleveland have been in
orphan asylums, back to New York.
Two of the Children, the youngest, Ber
nard, and the eldest, also a boy, are
here with the mother. Two girls are in
a Cleveland institution, and one, a bey.
in Columbus, O. Miss Pastor I
now to go for them at Easter and bring
them back home, and it is needless t<»
state that there will be great rejoicing
in the Pastor household because of
their all being reunited once more un
der such gratifying circumstances.
Both Mr. Stokes and Miss Pastor are
looking about for suitable quarters on
the east side to live. The friends of
the latter say that all they want la
three rooms for themselves, although
it may be that space will be tarnished
for new clubs of girls which, as Mrs.
J. G. Phelps Stokes, she will form. For
not only will she try to reach a larg*-
number of girls through her clubs, bat
she hopes to take the children at a
younger age by organizing more kin
dergartens. She will also assist in hos