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THE COLUMN! A IIEUALI): FRIDAY, MAY G, 180S.
KEY. T. J. -DUNCAN.
We offer extra inducements in this line.
We have too much
Shoe Department Bargain.
If Skirts and Shirt Waists.
m Great Reduction in Silks.
25c and 50c.
Worth 50c and $1 00.
Another of Mis Interesting Letters
to the Herald.
On II in Way to Conference at Halt Inlin e
Fond Memories of Friend and
Scenes in Tennessee.
in stock and wish'Jto close
Just received another lot of those Tan and Black
Vested top Oxford Ties, $1.00 per pair; worth $1 50.
Ladies' Underwear Sale.
MuHlin Underwear almost at your own price.
A nice Gauze Vest for 4c.
Bilk Taped Vest, worth 25c, only 10c.
2 5 yards, yard-wide Sea Island domestic, for $i.
Belts! Belts! Belts!
This season's purchase, worth 40c," 50c
choice for 25c.
and 75c ;
ioo doz. large size Turkish Bath Towels, only oc.
MARTIN & WILKINS.
nf all Winds done nromDtlv and good, at reasonable pri-
'Throuiioi- nH sw Mill work a specialty. Also dealers In Iron
li:n Winn ill ourl i iua Kittinus. Tnsoirators. Inieetors and Brass Goods of all
kinds. Pickering or Sensitive governors furnished on short notice.
We are Agents for the Champion Wagon.
rp..i., ... . to o .nriouiK' in thewavnf improvement on a farm wagon.
will nav all unities wanting'the best wagon on the market to examine the Cham
i.JforP bin-chasing. We would be glad to see parties wanting anything in
vur line at our machine shop in front of Passenger Depot, Columbia, lenn.
On Board Tkain, West Tenn.,
May 'A. Ikar Herald: I am now
sweeping through a poition of West
Tennessee on the 1. 0. The day
Tuesday, May 3 is a delightful one;
my company of the most pleasant
and entertaining. My
however, are on the rampage
Though on to Baltimore in body,
my soul is drinking from nature's
streams and memory's cup. I am
having a heart-to-heart tete a-tete
with dear old Tennessee. In a few
hours we will be in Kentucky, on
through Ohio to the city on the
bay. It will be the fifth General
Conference which I have attended;
the third as a visitor. It is in
this relation that a General Con
ference is most enjoyable. The fun
is for me; the responsibility is
for the other fellow. At Louis
ville and McKendree I was a visitor,
and how I did enjoy the privilege.
I hope to remain in Baltimore un
til the Conference closes, and then
make a trip down through Tennes-
nessee iiiuugu oiuy iuui ni uuo-
half years have passed away ince I
left there, many changes have
taken place, aud I shall miss many
of the friends of former years.
Then the time added to the lives of
the young has doubtless made
marked chamre in them. Uie
dearest spot of all is that where
slneD8 mv beautiful dead. 1 nave
been able under tne pressure ot cir
cunstances to put away from me
the memory of many things, but the
memory of this sacred spot aoiaes.
I have uever doubted lor a moment
her heavenly Father's care for her,
hut a part of her earthly father's
life went awav witn ner. i snail
lav another flower on her grave
b"dew it once more with a father's
tears. Even now, while I write, my
eves are filled as I contemplate the
v sit. 1 Know tney snail soon De
wiped away forever.
This leads me to say mat i nave
no small interest in Rose Hill. It is
a long-time pastor s interest, Bro.
Barr and 1 went there and eisewnere
eighty-six times on funeral errand.
How often we went witn inose wno
were dear to me, made so by the
stoigest pastoral ties! How the
sweet little children come before my
vision to-day ! Many of them went
away choked and pained with
diphtheria. I have seen them suffer
and struggle lor oreatn until tneir
home-going was a poslttvo roller.
One day God is my authority for
the statement they will, with all
Rose Hill, come forth. In that glad
dav all will be well forever.
I left Black-eyes cnucKing ner
grand-children under the chin. 8he
has three or tliem, with tneir rnoin-
er, for company while I am away
My congregation consented to my
absence with aggravating pleasure
I have snent but two Sundays out
of my church since I have been
their pastor. How I will miss them !
Hence, what a fine time they will
have going round to hear prrachinq.
... .1.., l was utiiictivi witn Hi
uiouguis, )esl doctors did me no Rood, though I took
Contagious blood poison is absolutely
beyond the skill of the doctors. They
may dose a patient for years on their
mercurial and potash remedies, but he
will never be rid of the disease ; on the
other hand, his condition will grow
steadily worse. S. S. S. is the only cure
for this terrible affliction, because it is
the only remedy which goes direct to
the cause of the disease and forces it
from the system.
1 was atlllctnd with Blood Poison, and the
tlin . ti.,..t,1T f.lll..
fJSfijfc fully. In fact. I somed
t to K p t worse nil t h
while 1 iiHik a 1 in o 8 l
every So-called Mood
remedy, Mit they dldnot
seem to reach the dis
ensv and had no fffret
whatever. I w a a d 1 s
heartened, for it seemed
thiit I wniild never !
cured. At the advtee ot
a friend I then took
)4 Si M Mud Iwimn tnlnt.
"' ' ' Drove. 1 continued the
medielne. and tt rivi m completely, build-
liiKiipmy health and Increasing my tietlte
Although this was ten yen r ago. I have nevei
yet had a sign of the disease to return.
It is like self-destruction to continue
to take potash uiid mercury ; besides
totally destroying the digestion, they
dry un the marrow in the bones, pro
ducing a stiffness and swelling of the
joints, causing the hair to fall out, and
completely wrecking tne system
Some Facts About the Islands Where
Dewey Has Keen Operating.
The Peaceful Native Turned Into Ittuod
tbiroty Savages by Spain' Treat
ment Toward Them.
REPORT OF A GAME IN BROOKLYN,
WHERE IT IS POPULAR.
TU I II II II I
WttSTFa 1 ILK VI
is Guaranteed Purely Vegetable, and is
the only blood remedy free from these
Book on self-treatment sent free bj
Swift Specific Company, Atlanta, Cta.
THE El'WOKTH LEAGUE.
(Continued from Third Page.)
Biunvvn.i.E, Mav .1.-There will he
services at this place next Sunday
morning, conducted by Hev. Mr. Stroud,
of Howard Institute.
Messrs. O. Ii. Uidcomb and Robt.
Terry were elected delegates to the
Sunday-school Convention at Santa Fe
On next Kridav night, iu addition to
Mr. Fleming's address, several young
ladies of the school will favor the audi
nce with recitations. The speakers
foi the public debate on Saturday
nigh' are: Allirmative, Messrs. ICS.
lLiwiPtt. Job A. Perrv. C'has. Peden and
. S. Calvert. Negative, Messrs. A. S.
n.wd J. II. Courtney. Marshall Mc-
Kissiek and R. S. Perry,
iinrum Thomas, who has been attend
Webb Bros'. School at Hell Huekle,
reached home Friday. His many
friends, althoutrh Klad to see htm, re
Kret that on account of sickness he was
tillable to remain until the close of the
lffihprt Powers, a punil of the school
this nlace. was called to his home in
1 . ' .
iiles county io-(iy, on mwuiiv ui m.
serious Illness of his father.
Mrs. M. M. Russell, of Williamsport,
Is with her daughter, Mrs. Thompson,
and other relatives here.
tuite a number of our young people
attended services at (iibsonville Sun
Garwood's Sarsaparilla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. Ii. Rains.
MT. ZIOS AM) Til ETA.
Mt. ion. Mav 1. It has been some
time since your newsy columns con
taind any items from tliis place, hut we
have no't forgotten the paper or its
many readers We take ureat Interest
in reading the items from all over the
county every week.
C)ur 'prayer-meeting at Mt. ion con
tinues to grow more interesting. We
bope that everyone who can, will come
out and help iti this noble cause.
Children's Day will be celebrated
here the third Su'ndv in May.
Miss Carrie Oakley will visit relatives
atllurricane this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurton Dalton visited
relatives In N'ashx ille sinee our last.
As news is about exhausted we will
oiose. Scho i. Girl.
Thirtv-tive years make a generation.
That is" how long Adolnh Fisher, of
illp. Ohio, suffered from piles
Hp was cured bv using three boxes of
DeWitt's Witc'h Hazei Sa.ve. A. B
Campiiell'h Station, Mav 3. After
an absence of threu weeks, 1 will en
deavor to give you the happenings of
Uev. ii. M. i. ray tiiieu tils regular ap
pointment at Kvergreen Sunday morn
Kluer .Newton Derry nerrv, or An
drews, preached at the Christian chruch
Miss t leming and Mr. Clark, or Hur
ricane, were the guests of Miss Alice
Cochran since our last.
Mrs. B. F. Hobbs has returned from a
week's visit to her daughter, Mrs. John
Wells, in .Nashville.
Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Fitzgerald, of
Theta, spent part of last week with Mrs.
1 11 L. ....
Mrs. Cherril, of IViwling Green, Ky.,
is on a protracted visit to Mr. J. McCall
Prof, and Mrs. Weeden suspended
their school last Thursday and Friday,
to attend Frsebytery at Mt. Moi'iah,
Mrs. Daisy Evans and son, of Waco,
we.'e the guests of Mrs. Joe Kerr last
Mr. Hiram Coggin and family are
visiting relatives at, uiaua inis weeK
Mrs. Ward is visiting relatives t
Hurricane this week.
Mr. Chapman of Nashville, will be out
this weeK prospectiug for phosphate
"That young man of yours," 6aid the
observing parent us his daughter canio
down to breakliist, "should apply for a job
in a (lime mu.-eum. "
"Why, father," exclaimed the young
lady in tonus of indignation, "what do
"I noticed when I passed through the
hall late last night, answered the old
man, "that he hail two heads upon his
bhouldera. "Chicago News.
A Distilled IHfluitlon.
A rising genius detlnes Kentucky as the
The corn Is full of kernels
And tbo colonels full of corn.
Some years ago the sect of abstainers,
or Dil.le C hristians, who tat no meat and
regard the killing of animals as sinful
built a somewhat pretentious church in
Third slrett, Philadelphia. The building
is now ore ii pied ly a linn of pork packers
and sautsige makers
The puichasing power of money in the
tlays of the Komati emperors was about
tou times what it is at uruseut.
'How to Start I ntriilned League
The following paper on "How to
Start Untrained Leagues in Lit
erary Work," was read at the recent
Kpworth League Conference by
Miss Mabel Heasley, of Elkton,
Tenn., and, on account of the many
good points it contained, was order
ed published in the Hkkalu:
Knowledge is tbo lever that sways
the P'ogress or the world; the rich
store-house for the glory of God, and if
genuine, stenides deep research into
the book of God's word. Every lionet
struggle t admire knowledge rids the
mind ot baitisrism, superstition and
ignorance, and this truth isemphasized
in "the rear oi the iora is tne oegin
ning of wisdom."
During many centuries prayer meet
ings, mission societies and Bible classes
have been formed, uplifting hearts ot
devotion, but no typical stimulus for
euifviug the young life of communi
ties hart appeared until tne Literary
Department of the League was estalv
lished. Being the latest gradation to
ward the culmination of biblical and
spiritual excellence, benefactors are
promoting its cause and readily per
ceiving the f rce of the result. Hardly
claiming importance, so much as the
devotional work of this League, yet by
many It is avowed the necessary suu
plement to it, to produce cultured men
and women, and to fortify strong
Methodists or young christians.
This department typilies the great
effort striving for universal improve
ment, inducing Leaguers to become in
tereted in the study of the course pre
scribed by tlie General Board of Con
In lS'.K), at the conference, a general
and systematic organization or the
outhfol members of the church was
i r'ed, for co-i perative christian work,
for Information of the doctrine, polity
and hi.ttory of the church, and in para
graph i"l of the discipline, the board
w as authorized to an ange a course of
reading in connection with the agents
of the ruiillsiung House. With care
ful deliberation these books were se
lected, and if properly studied will
prove a channel to the broad field of
cultine. The course is: 1st Dr. Basker-
vill s 'Southern Writers" a d 1 ghtful
treatise of our men and womeu of note,
aud brimming with Methodist litera
ture, ediii atioual movements and value
of the press to Methodism. Jnd,"Emi
nent Methodists," bv that grand old
man, Bishop Fitzgerald, which needs
no recommendation. The tone ot it
brings us in close touch with our pio
neer Methodists and magnetically
elevates the mind. :iid, the ' Circuit of
the Globe," a volume of foreign descrip
tious, andof the lauds which are bless
ed with our missionaries Lastly,
"foretokens oi immortality, an in
spiring compendium of the four .points
i,l' M et hoil ism ! "heart eon vpr.siiin. as-
' surance, experience and sanetitication."
! The literary work should begin Octo
ber 1st. Tlie'.'ird Vice-President of the
league has control of this department,
and he or she, as it were, should be a
thoroughly cousecrattd, systematic and
energetic leaguer. Filled with deep re-
1 ligioiis convictions and broad practical
intelligence, he must carefully gain in
sight into the minds of the members
so as to fairly ami skilfully appoint
committees, arrange programmes, as
sign topics and justly criticize. His
knowledge necessarily must extend
over the polity and discipline of Meth
An important feature is the Social
Committee, to induce disinterested per
sons to loin, and to promote entertain
ing pleasures. The first meeting is an
important one, and gome able speaker
or the pastor might Dts asaea to ten ot
"Danger in Books." "Influence of Good
Heading," "How and What to Head," or
to talk on a more lnexnaustaoie topic
the "Beauties of the Bible." A song
followed by a prayer, is always ap
propriate for opening the programme
Let" roll call be answered by quoting
from some men of letters, from some
b ok or poem, after which a summary
of the poet's life, works and success
mav he fortnightly read. Several
essays, based on the book being studied,
nrove the girts or tne memners, ana
discussions by all vitalize interest
Several songs. Diai.o solos, or recita-
tons vary the tedium of thought. To
portray the styles ot greatness, read
snatches from poetic genius or
logician. Always have a Bible study;
the Gosnels. with their various diner
ences. records and teachings, or the
historical portion or the Old testament,
are very instructive and interesting to
beginners. To prove the application
of each student ask questions on the
For a half-hour indulge in purely
social enjoyment, which banishes all
i leas of study. Dismiss witn a song.
Weekly meetings prove more proiuauio
than less frequent ones, as the interest
does not waver, but is alert for the
duty of the ensuing week. In the
" ... t . a ....
homes or me leaguers or oi me pasior
mors measure and freedom are dis-
nlaved than at the church.
Intelligence, of course, is essential
to success, but the dullard and iudilTer
etit must be themes of interest. Allot
to ihe indifferent one a pleasant duty,
as a poem to read, a song to sing or cur
rent toDics to reoort, and by every
schema entice his enthusiasm. The
dullard will nrobablv enjoy the Focial
feature. Ask him or her to Dnng one
ouestioti suggested from observation
then assign a mild topic to nun.
Eventually his ignorance will embarass
him so that he will join the studious
clan. Trials are lost and failure with
Koine is inevitable.
For those without advantages, take ttie
Bible as their basis. Ask each member
to read live chanters and report there
on. 1 ace good, standard hooks in
their reach to create literary thought?
and auirment their style, lo those
that read trash substitute a light but
pure novel. Investigate their acquire
ments, and at each meeting explain
mythological and historical references
If'the Leaguers are unable to furnish
books, let League funds buy a library
of a few volumes, it will prove, as in
th Elkton League, an incentive to
When the minds can grasp them,
study 'Tennessee Methodisig," or
discipline and polity of the church.
Avoid school-room rigidity, ana navor
p -"gramme witn variety and noveuy.
The pastor snouiu ou uie nuiu m
advice in every detail, but the success
is due principally to tne rniru mo
President, and nothing should thwart
or discourage his plans.
The organ of the League, the "Era,"
should bn accessible at all times.
No iron-clad rules are expedient, but
many of these suggestions ruiuueu in
our work, we claim, rank with the best
Leagues of the district.
MARK 1. I.KASLK Y,
Couldn't Tell Much About It.
The following conversation took place
between the president of the State Nor
mal school at Mansfield and George K., a
farm laborer, when tho latter, after de
bating a long while in his own mind
whether to get a "bike" or taka a course
at Mansfield upplied for admission to the
"Have you ever been through algebra?"
'Can you tell me anything about it
George K. (promptly) It was gettln
dark when I passed through, and tho cars
went so fast I couldn't get much of an
idee what it was like. Philadelphia Call.
Hound to Re Mode.U
"If a girl wears a bicycle skirt that
conies within two Inches of the tops of her
shoes, tiere can lie no question as to her
modesty, can there?" she asked.
"Certainly not," was the unsuspecting
"Because," she went on, "I am very
anxious to keep well within the bounds of
modesty and propriety."
Thu question being thus settled, she
straightway purchased a pair of bicycle
button boots that reached to her knee.
"Ethel, v hnt are yon doing with that
conei rdanec?" "I'm looking through the
IPs, grandma, to see if there is anything
In the Bible iibolit bicycle riding t.n Suu
tlav heii, c wrong." Household Words.
Han Francisco Chronicle.
The aggregate area of the 1,!XH) odd
islands constituting the l'hillippine
sroup is about the same as that of
California; but the population of the
islands is said to number seven or
eight millions. The principal island.
Luzon, exceeds Cuba in area oy
11,000 miles, and contains over twice
the population. In this population
two hundred tribes, indigenous and
mixed, are said to be represented.
Such are the negritos, who were the
aborigines; about five thousand
Spanish-born, and a few hundred
English, Ami. leans ana uermans; a
considerable body cf Spanish
mejtizos, tbo offspring of Spanish
fathers and native mothers; several
hundred thousand Chinese and
Chinese mestizos that is to say,
the offspring of Chinese fathers and
native mothers nut tne great duik
of the inhabitants are Malays, who
conquered the islands long UeMre
the Spariards landed, and resisted
fiercely, but inenecrnany, me
European invasion. They were
oritrinallv a mild, gentle, kind and
hosrt tab e people, out centuries ui
cruel oppression have generated
among them a warrior class which
has learned to outdo the Spaniards
In ferocity. In the rebellions of 1872
aud 1895 they made no secret of their
purpose to grant no quarter.
The region is congenial tor the
development of passion. The whole
Philippine group is or volcanic
nriiHn: one of tne greatest active
vn pannes in tne wjria. mayon, is
within sight of Mauila. barth
quakes are frequent, and they are t o
terrible that men s nones are mu u
ahnkfi. Sir John Browning said
"they overturn mountains, they fl 1
up valleys, they desolate plains, iney
open passages to the sea into the in
terior, and from the lakes into tne
sea.'" The earthquakes of Japan are
gentle tremors in comparison.
Less than a year ago tne insurgent
forces in Luzon were said to number
40,000. about 5,000 or whom were
armed with Mauser Tines, the others
bearing howie knives, spears and
formidable bamboo lancts Thy
have a few cannon, mostly cast from
church bells, and a mitrailleuse or
two, fashioned from cast-Iron water
1 et these lsianus, uk uo,w uum
ha a veritable paradise if order could
be maintained. Jonn Darren, wno
was United States Minister to Slam,
wrote of them lastyear: " I he prodi
iriilitv of nature impresses the trav-
e er win r ve- he travels, in tne
forpsts be sees ebony, logwood, iron
wood, aanan-wood and cedar; be-
tween the forests ana tne garueim
th fruit trees, orange, mango, ta
marind, guava and cocoanut; in tne
cultivated area, sugar-cane, tobacco,
rice. hemn. coilee, cotton, Danauus,
umiilbi. cassia, ginger, pepper, in-
diiro. cocoa, nineaooles, wheat and
corn. The minerals include gold,
cntmpr. iron. coal. Quicksilver and
r r. . , -. - -. .
saltpetre. I rom tne sen, uiuuiei ui
near . eoril . tortO se Slltili im am
ber are derived. The animal king
dom kwpns mice with the vegetable
a ml mineral. To say nothing of the
water hutlalo. the most useful Deast
in tbfi ironies, coats, sheep, swine
mid tough little ponies, the jungle
swarms with such a variety of fauna
that, the naturalist nnds here a para
.lisp. Snakes and lizards, spiders
mid ants, tarantulas and crocoaues
Abound. Strange to relate, there
arefew' beasts of prey worthy or
n.itf. Tim Horn of the country is as
rich as the f una. The phy8ic.il
conflrma 1 n of L izon Is conducive
to extensive cultivation and large
nonulation. Tie high mountain
tbn interior gradually low
ers to the sea, making beautiful val
ines, rollim? hil s. upland ana low
laud, fortst and field, drained
numerous rivers, and dotted
and there with lakes. Tho
line is irregular, and bays and
mis extend far inland."
U ia the boast of Manila that us
foreign trade now amounts to ?.Jo,
000,000 a year, and comprises an ex
port of over 18,000 000 ot nemp, o,-
000.000 of sugar and $2,000,000 of to
hnceo. Hut this volume oi ioreign
exports seem slim for such a region,
inhabited bv 8.000.000 people. Un
der a more enlightened Government
the commercial movement would be
very much larger. Like Cuba and
British India, the colony is cherish
ed by the mother country because
it furnishes a nursery in which men
of good family in Spain and young
men with inuuentiai .onneciiou can
u-row rich in a short period of time
Kntil bitelv. when the expense of
nnttinu-down rebellions involved a
drain on the Spanish Treasury, the
Philirmines were also valued De
cause of the coin they supplied
Kvervthinir in sight is taxed, in-
elndinir the natives themselves, and
thus the islands are made t yield
an annual revenue of some $8,000,
000. Dana C. Worcester states that
both the poll tax and the tallie are
exacted by the omciais. in some
cases the poll tax amounts to $25 a
year, and women have to pay it as
well as men. mere are taxes on
stores and shops, on weights and
measures, on house property, tav
erns and the smallest factories. A
man must pay a tax for the priv
ilege of killing his own buffalo or
pig for meat, or of owning a horse,
or of pressing oil out of his cocoa
nuts. The weight of taxation is
aggravated by the rapacity of the
Governors. When Gen. Weyler
was Governor-General he received
a salary of $40,000 a year, but it was
said that the calls upon his purse I
for entertainments and charities,
left him no savings at the end of the
year. Nevertheless, at the close of
his term he had lying to bis credit
In the banks of London and Paris a
sum which Madrid politicians vari
ously estimated at from $1,000,000
Subscribe or the Herald.
Playing For Prizri and Incidentally Tor
Charity An Amunemetit That Almoak
Produced a It lot A Simple Way of
Awarding the Prlirs.
Every one in Brooklyn plays euchre. It
is as much a characteristic of Brooklyn as
Is beer drinking of Hoboken or w earing
rubber boots of the struggle for existence
In New Rochelle and similar suburbs.
Brooklynites contract the habit when
young, and It usually grows on them.
MBny authorities believe it to be contagi
ous, as there ore cases on record where
persons who have played euchre whllo vis
iting in Brooklyn have scattered it broad
cast about their own homes after return
ing. Women seem to bo more affected by
It than men. It Is of man's lite a thing
apart; tls woman s whole exlstcnco in
Brooklyn. In the very virulent cases they
even play with a joker In the pack !
tor the Leneiit or tho reader wno is ig
norant of what progressive euchre Is (if
any such exists), a brief diagnosis may be
given. Progressive euchre Is that form of
tho game whero many persons play, four
at a table, the winning pair progressing
each timo to a higher tablo, while the los
ing pair stays. The first tablo, usually
known as the king table, plays five points,
at the conclusion of which a gong is rung
and all the other garnet, stop then and
there, the count reverting to the last com
pleted deal. At the conclusion of the per
formance the person having won tho great
est number of games gets a prize, and fre
quently there are a number of other prlzos
for those finishing near the top.
For each game won the player pastes a
little star of colored paper on his or her
card. These serve as counters and afford
an Adequate basi fur accusations of cheat
ing. Recently thtre was a large and typ
ical progressive euchie contest for charity,
open to ladles only, held in a publlo build
ing in Brooklyn, at which a reporter was
present. Being unurmorcd, ho sat in the
gallory, where he was out of danger's way
and could see everything. Explanations
of the movements were furnished to hint
by a young ludy who wasn't playing on
account of injuries to hor feelings received
a week before in a game In which she had
been wrongfully, maliciously, illegally,
underhandedly and devilishly deprived of
"Now they re going to Degin, saiu tne
reporter's mentor as somebody rang a big
gong several times.
Immediately about 6Uu women on we
floor began rushing tumultuously about
the place, whllo the air buzzed with the
"Which Is my tablo?"
A red haired woman who sat at a stand
near the door seemed to be In chargo, as
sisted by eight young women weuring
"They're tho scorers," said tho mentor,
"and before this is over they'll wish they
A fow moments were consumed in the
distribution of playing and scoro oards,
after which tbo manager called out:
Play will now la-gin at tho sound of
the gong and continue until tho gong
rings, when all hands must bo thrown
down. Are you all ready?"
"Walt! wait 1" shrieked a little woman
shrilly. "This pack hasn't any joker In it.
We don t play euchre witn a joker
here," replied the manager In withering
tones. "Wo will proceed."
"I'd like to know whero sho comes
from," commented the mentor, "to want
to play with the joker!"
Clang! went tho gong, ana trio game
commenced. For five minutes there was
comparative silenco, broken only by spo
radic wrangles over tricks cropping up at
various tables. Then somebody at the
king tablo cried:
"That sflvo. Wo reout. King tno neii.
Again tho bell sounded, and this time it
was the signal fur pandemonium.
"Piny the hnnd out." "No; piny stops
....... . i in
now. "0,11110111. vu ru ununu.
"It Isn't fair; you ought to play out."
"When the trick is on the board, you nave
to take it up." "Tho hand la finished."
Here, bring tho stars." "No, not there.
We won that hand. '
Five hundred separate questions were
fired simultaneously at tho manager, w hile
t he scorers tried to unravel the snarl. A
gaunt woman finally obtained recognition
by standing upon a chair and waving her
"When diamonds are trumps, docs the
right bower take tho left bowerr" is what
bhe wanted to know In thunderous tones.
"Sit down!"callod a scoroof voices, anil
she subsided under a load of explanations.
Would you rnther manago that or uni-
plro a football game)'" said the reporter a
mentor to him. "That s the way it mil
be after every hand."
It was, only It seemed to grow worse
each time. At one time there wcro no less
than, 20 women who,, having, ruHhed UP
the floor, were waving lratitio arms at the
manager and demanding that justice be
done though tho roof fall, which it seemed
very likely to do. Then four players got
Into so animated a discussion that they all
burst into tears and left the game, vowing
that it served them right for entering a
publlo progressive euchre game, where you
never could tell what kind of people you
wore playing with. It was quite vain for
the scorers to try to kocp order, but In
some way or other they managed to get
the tablo rearranged and .the play to pro
ceed. Once the king table mado itself un
popular by ahsontmindedly playing on
past the live points, which, when it be
came known, caused all the losers In that
hand to demand that no count be made
I of It.
This sort of thing kept on for two hours,
the number of players diminishing after
each hand. At tho final hand there was
almost a riot, and it seemed likely for a
time that the police would have to bo
called in to save tho lives of the manager
and scorers. Quiet being ilnally restored,
It was found that the statistics of the
game were approximately as follows:
Number of players entered
Left the name in an iter W
Left the game in tears. 28
Left the game in hysterics i
Kefused lo play because of unladylike be
havior of opponents 21
Number in game at finish 8T4
Claimed first prize
Claimed aecond prize 25
Claimed third prize W
Claimants for other 2a prizes 1
Contents to be adjudicated
The manager and eight scorers, forming
the committee on awards, said that th
results would be announced In a fow days.
A week later they were announced, and
the aunouueciuonts were lininediuU ly fol
lowed by storms of protest. But, as It hap
pened, the decision was reached in the
most equitable manner. Tho commltu
simply drew lou to decide the winner.
Otherwise thry'd be In aesnlon jeV New