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to WLithifa gaily kqU: jSirotInj Laming, fpteij 25. 1890.
John D. McPherson, the Cham
pion of the World.
Malcolin "W. Ford Describes His Planner
of Performing 3Tot a Iirso Man, but
Fall of SIuBcle anil Very Quick A Clial
lecjjo Out for Currie.
Tho illustration shows John D. McPher
son, the great shot putter, as ho stands
ready to perform his favorite game. He is
not an unusually muscled man, but he is
very strong. His height is 5 feet 11 inches,
and his weight as the picture shows him is
173 pounds. Ho has just issued a challenge
to put with any man in the world different
weight shots. There is little probability
that any one outside of Currie will take up
the challenge, and it is generally under
stood that 3JJePherson intends his bold deli
especially for his big rival.
McPherson is without doubt the most
wonderful man in the world at putting the
shot for his weight. George R. Gray, the
amateur, is considered a phenomenon, but
he weighs a little more than McPherson
and is not so good. McPherson has been
attracting a great deal of attention lately
on account of his great ability $ nd his
comparatively small size. Ho is nothing
but sinew from head to foot, and his mo
tions when delivering the shot are very
quick. McPherson, being both quick and
strong, combines qualities that many can
novcr hopo to have, and his style at tha
game is perfection.
johs d. M'PiiEnso
His position in the picture is assumed
Just previous to taking a hop. A 7 foot 6
"nch run is allowed in putting the shot and
McPherson starts with his right foot
Bgainst one of the lines. Amateurs are al
lowed only a 7 foot run. McPherson in de
livering tho shot raises his left foot sudden
ly and hops forward with Iris right, land
ing with his left foot at tho other line and
his right, foot about in the middle of the
two lines, which leaves his feet about 3 feet
6 inches apart. Ho lands, on that hop, in
lir just about tne attitude that the picture
Bhows him, except that lus shoulders may
be a little further down. With a violent
if movement of his waist and risht lesr he
raises his wholo body, turns his right
shoulder around at the same timo and
shoots his right arm out. Tho jumping
movement with his legs is followed by
thtir exchanging positions, for in throw
ing his right side around ho lands with his
right foot to the mark. Iris left foot back
and his right side forward. He follows the
shot as far as possible with his arm with
out getting too much of an overbalance
and falling over tho mark. All of these
motions arc done simultaneously and he
goes through them so evenly and rapidly
that one can hardly realize that he is doing
so many things at once.
McPherson made a trial with different
weights of shots, and nluioagh most of
them were lighter than they were thought
at first to ba, as found by a tes.t afterwards,
tho performances are tli3 best that have yet
been done so far as actual merit in shot
putting is concerned, nis 50 feet 4 inch
pcrformrinca with the 12 pound shot is the
best professional record in tho world, and
his 40 feet 11 V inches with the 20 pound
shot is also the best in tho world. These
are his two greatest records, but-ho has
come within a shade of the best records in
all weights from 12 up to 21 pounds, and it
is universally considered that Currie is tho
only man in tho world who can givo him a
competition. Malcolm W. Fokd.
Jersey ClryN First Base.
CHARLES l Doorrr.
Charles L. Dooley, who flayed first base
on Manager Mutrie's New York team for a
short timo before tho season oomniQnced,
has signed to play first base for tho Jersey
City club, and he will play it welL Ho is a
college graduate. lib was born in Pater
son, X. J., and is '21 joars old. He is G
feat tall And waighs 173 pounds. He was a
member of the Hamilton college team
when it won the NeT York state intercol
legiate championship, Ih "Sl-"35 ho played
with fee Columbus (Ga.) team, in So at
Wilmington, Dei., and in S7 was the man
ager and captcin tke Galvostons. Last
season ha played first base for tho Oakland
(Cal.) team, and'Lid n irigh place in tho
batting rsoord qfiba California League.
Hois tnnperaco "hi Ms habirs, and keeps
himself in Asa oontiition all tho year
around. As a fiaider he i a suro catch of
fly balls, and throws well to bases.
He Could :51op Ee-.ide If.
"Is he fond of work'" was the inquiry
that Einks made of Banks concerning a
young man who had applied for cmploy
Ji. ent.
Fond of it? 1 should suyso. I never
Ef-w r man who oould take such good care
of work as ho does. One piece of work
-will last him for a week.',' V "athington
SSfw- -. -t --
A Collection of Fugitive Facts and Out
of tho Ordinary Information.
Chambers' Journal is credited with the
following in regard to working hours in
foreign countries:
A Turkish working day lasts from sun
rise to sunset, with certain intervals for
refreshment and repose. In Montenegro
the day laborer begins work between 5 and
C in the morning, knocks off at 8 for half
an hour, works on till noon, rests until 2,
and then labors on until sunset. This is
in summer. In winter he commences work
at 7:30 or 8, rests from 12 to 1, and works
uninterruptedly from that time to sunset.
In Portugal from sunrise to sunset is the
usual length of the working day. With
field laborers and workmen in the building
trade tho summer working day begins at
4:30 or 5 in tho morning and ends at 7 in
the evening, two or three hours' rest being
taken in the middle of tho day. In winter
the hours are from 7:30 to 5, with a shorter
interval of repose. In manufactories tho
rule is twelve hours in summer and ten in
winter, with one hour and a half allowed
for meals.
Eleven hours is tho average day's labor
in Belgium, but brewers' men Avork from
10 to 17 hours; brickmakers, 13; the cabi
net makers of Brussels and Ghent are often
at work 17 hours a day; tramway drivers
are on duty from 15 to 17 hours, with 1 1-3
hours off at noon; railway guards some
times know what it Ls to work 19 1-2 hours
at a stretch. Tho normal workday through
out Saxony is 13 hours, Avith 2 hours allow
ance for meal taking. In Baden the me
dium duration of labor is from 10 to 12
hours; but in some cases it far exceeds this.
In Russian industrial establishments tho
difference in the working hours is some
thing extraordinary, varying from 6 to 20.
Most Perfect Treo in tho United States.
Garden and Forest is authority for the
statement that one of the most perfect trees
in tho United States stands behind the old
Drayton manor house, on tho Ashley river,
not very far from Charleston, S. C. It is a
live oak. The trunk girths, at five feet
from the ground, nearly twenty-fivo feet,
and the main brandies, which shoot out at
right angles from tho trunk at tho height
of ten feet above tho ground, have a spread
of one hundred and twenty and one hun
dred and thirty feet, and form a dense,
symmetrical, flat head of indescribable
beauty and impressiveness. There aro
larger live oaks to bo seen, but it is rare to
find one of tiie age and size of the Drayton
tree of such perfect shape and in such good
health. There is nothing about tho tree to
indicate very great age, and as it is a well
known fact that the live oak grows in good
soil with extreme rapidity, it is not im
probable that tho two centuries during
which the Drayton family have occupied
the manor house may cover the span of its
Queer Xaines.
The London registry of births furnishes
some odd things in tho way of names.
Children of the families of Bath, Lamb,
Jordan, Dew, Dear and Smith are chris
tened respectively Foot, Pascal, Kiver,
Morning, Offspring and Smith Follows.
Mr. Cox called his son Arthur Wellesley
Wellington W?,terloo. Mr. Jewett, a noted
huntsman, named his Edward Byng Tally I
Ho Forward. A mortal that was evidently I
unwelcome is recorded as ''One Too Many." '
Another of the same sort is .ot Wanted
James." Children of six to ten names are
frequent, but probably tho longest name in
the world, longer than that of any poten
tate, is attached to the child of Arthur
Pepper, laundryman. The name of his
daughter, born in 1SS3, is Anna Bertha Ce
cilia Diana Emily Fanny Geitrude flypa
tia Inez Jane Kate Louiso Maud Nora
Ophelia Quince Rebecca Starkey Teresa
Ulysis (sic) Venus Winifred Xenophon
Yetty Zeus Pepper one title precisely for
every letter in the alphabet.
A Railroad on the Troo Tops.
It is hardly known outside of the imme
diate neighborhood, but it is a fact, says
Golden Days, that in Sonoma county, Cali
fornia, there is a railroad unique in con
struction. In tho upper part or the county
named, near the coast, may be seen an ac
tual roadbed in the tree tops.
Between tho Clipper mills and Stuart
Point, where the road crosses a deep ravine,
the trees are sawed off on a level with tho
surrounding hills and the timbers and ties
laid on tho stumps. In the center of tho
ravine mentioned two hugo redwood trees,
standing side by side, form a substantial
support. These giants have been lopped
off seventy-five feet above tho bed of the
This natural treo bridge is considered
one of tho wonders of the Golden State, and
for safety and security far exceeds a bridgo
framed in tho most scientific manner.
Vermont Nearly Joined Canada.
The Pall Mall Gazette has this item of
historical interest: "Somebody grubbing
among the Canadian state papers in the
buildings of the dominion parliament has
come upon letters which amount to an im
portant historical discovery. It seems that
at that eventful period in our colonial his
tory, when Cornwallis was beleaguxed at
Yorktown by French and American armies
and a French fleet, juit before the capitu
lation which struck the death blow of the
English cause in tho United States, Ver
mont, tho Union state which bordered the
Canadian frontier, was on tho very point
of joiningCaaada."
Lonsr lived Birds.
The swan is the longest lived bird, and it
is asserted that it has reached the age of
100 years. Knauer, in his work entitled
"Nnturhistoriker," states that he has seen
a falcon that was 162 years old. The fol
lowing samples are cited as to the longevity
of the eagle and vulture: A sea eagle cap
tured in 1715, and already several years of
age, died 104 years afterwards, in 1S19; a
white headed vulture, captured in 1706,
died in 1S2G in one of the aviaries of Schoen
brunn castle, near Vienna, where it had
passed US years in captivity.
Stamped lZiiTelope.
Embossed stamped envelopes and news
paper wrappers of several denominations,
dyes and colors are kept on sale at post
offices, singly and in quantities, at a small
advance on the postage rate. The postoffice
department now issues a combined letter
sheet and envelope of the denomination of
two cents. The prices are as follows: One,
three conts; two, live cents; five, twelve
cents; ten, twenty-threo cents; 100, 52.30;
1,000, $28. J
Tho Highest Telegraph Office in the World.
In the Sikkini expedition a telegraph
ofiice was opened which, according to The
Sun, enjoys the distinction c being tho
highest in the world. It is situated at
Bhutong, at an altitude of 13.500 feet,
nearlv '2 3-4 miles above the level of the
An electric fiatiron is one of the latent
applications of electricity to tho affairs of
domestic life.
Tenant Landlord, our house wall on one
side hss sprung out about ten feet.
Landlord Make yourself easy. Although
it probably readers the houe that much
bigger, do not fear; I will not raise the rsut
on you. Fliegeude Blatter.
Striking a Trail.
She I hear that Mr. Smoothbore is a
great mimic. They say he can take oft any
thing? He--That explains it I wondered wh ere
my umbrella had gone. Clothier and Fur
nisher. "
Tenny and Sahrator, Two of the
Season's Favorite Runners.
They Aro Both in line 3Form and Great
Things Aro Expected of Them Magnifi
cent Money Awaits tho "Winners of tho
Great Events.
Salvator and Tenny are two horses that
the public is expecting great things of in
the Suburban handicap. As to the merits
of these thoroughbreds it is hard to dis
criminate. True it is that Salvator gave
Tenny thirteen pounds and beat him in the
"Realization stakes in 1SS9, but it is also
true that the race was a very close one, and
many thought that Tenny had won. The
fact remains, however, that Salvator was
giving him weight, and consequently
should be considered the better horse.
Tenny never looked better in his life than
he does thi3 year. He ha3 had excellent
care during the winter, and plainly shows
its benefit. His owner, Mr. David T. Pul
sifer, knows that his horse is today in bet
ter shape than ever before, and has conse
quently backed him heavily, with the re
sult of making him a favorite, with odds
of 8 to 1 against him. Some of the veteran
turfites like him better for the Toboggan
handicap than for the Suburban, however.
Tenny had a hard season of it during 18S9,
and the desperate efTort he made in that
great race for the first special at Gravesend
last autumn would have ended the turf ca
reer of many another horse.
Salvator did not run many races during
1SS9, probably because he was a difficult
colt to train. As a 2-year-old he won $17,
590, of which $2,725 was won by being sec
ond in tho Futurity. If ho had won that
great prize, for which ho was beaten only a
neck, his -victories for 'S3 would have yield
ed his owner 38,000 more, or over $53,000
for the year. As a 2-year-old Salvator was
undoubtedly tho best out.
There are mora race horses in training
now than there over were before at this
time of tho year. There is more money of
fered for them to win this season than
there ever has been in a single season in
the United States. The Elizabeth associa
tion gives away say $75,000; tho Linden,
$50,000; the Brooklyn Jockey club at its
first meet, J90,000; the Coney Island Jockey
club, S9"S,000; the New York Jockey club at
its first meet, $104,000, and the Monmouth
Park, $225,000. Later on tho same clubs
offer: The Coney Ialand Jockey club, $2,
000; tho Brooklyn, $35,000; the New York,
$95,000; the Elizabeth, 505,000, and the Lin
den, $05,000! Tho aggregate of these sums
is over a million and a quarter of money.
Many of the richest men in tho United
States make money out of racehorses and
race tracks. Among them are W. K. Van
derbilt, owner of tho Coney Island Jockey
club; William Scott and the Dwyers, who
control tho Brooklyn Jockey club. A. J.
Cassatt and Mr. Withers, who have be
tween them $6,000,000, own tho Monmouth
track, and John A. Morris, the owner of
the New York club course, is rated at $20,
000,000. Senator Hearst, one of the richest
men in the country, is an owner of blooded
"Bad," the Pet of tho Bean Eaters.
Charles Raabourn has been a professional
ball tosser for nine seasons. Ho is now
playing with the Boston Brotherhood
team, and is twisting the ball out of shape
to the enjoyment of tho bean eaters. "Bad"'
has always been their pet and favorite
pitcher, probably because he can always bo
relied upon to pitch a steady and creditable
game. When anything goes wrong in the
pitcher's box the cry instantly goes up:
.! -: ----C
"Bring on 'Rad,' we can't lose with hhn
in the game' "Bad"' is a peculiar fellow
personally. He is called a crank by many,
but at the same time these very ones admit
that ho is a thorough good fellow. This
statement, though apparently paradoxi
cal, is quite true. With manajrera and
umpires he is seldom ablo to gX alons;.
Possibly this is due to the fact that his
own estimation of bis value and import
ance is not always shared by them, for it
must be admitted that Charles Radbourn
sometimes is afflicted with what is known
in common language as the swelled bead.
However, all this does not detract from his
ability as a pitcher, for when he does "let
himself out' there is some excuse for his
Nelly Farren, the bright particular star
of the London Gaiety company, is turned 50
years old, and she doesn't mind saying so.
An Important Item Overlooked.
Corker My fortune's made, old boy. Fve
discovered a sure cure for rheumatism in
tea leaves!
Went man (dubousiy I see. But how
are you going to tell when they've got ti
Corker They? Who?
Wentmnn Why. the tea leaves! AaserJ
A Cry far llolp.
The toco broke out. load and clear, from
the musical enthusiast, invited along with
a lot of otbersjo near the piano perform
ance in Warner of the host's fair daughter.
'What is it Whrt do y vjl mean"'
"I was ims-cly referring to the young
lady's exweoiioe." Philadelphia Thaes.
f H
Waw Tork Boasts & Journal Devoted te
the Nihilistic Movement,
Special Correspondence.
New York, May 5. A curious newspaper
is The Znamia (Banner), of New York. It
is interesting because it is the only paper
in the country which is printed in Russian,
and though published in Now York, it
deals not with American news nor the gen
eral foreign news of the day, but is devoted
to the doctrines of the Nihilists. In 1SS7
Tho Naradnaya Wolia (The Will of the
People) was suppressed in Geneva, and a
goodly portion of the type of that magazine
was brought over to New York, and with
it was started The Znamia.
The entire circulation of this paper is t
1,800, of which S00 are subscribed for by
tho Russian refugees in America and the
remainder aro distributed among the Ni
hilists resident in Russia and among their
exiled brethren in the different cities of
Europe, the true intention of tho pub
lishers being to provide a secret corre
sponding medium for the members of tho
party (Naradnaya Wolia) which we know
as Nihilists. And many of the articles
which appear weakly are from men even
now residing in the dominions of tho
czar who, in some cases, permit their
names to be published at the risk of trans
portation to Siberi;u
When I saw the editor of the paper this
morning he informed me that a certain
B. M., a corresponding Nihilist, whose let
ter appeared in the issue of March U, has
been seized and exiled to the mines in Si
beria for his contribution to this modest
little paper.
If the czar's officials happened to find in
tho mails a copy of Tho Znamia atdressed
t o any individual in St. Petersburg or else
where in Russia that discovery, of itself,
would render tho addressee liable to a
never ending espionage if not arrest.
How do the publishers manage to insure
the distribution of the sheet in Russia? I
asked the editor this question and ho in
formed me that no copies are sent from
New York direct. They aro mailed to
Paris, London and other cities where the
refugees have established themselves; and
from there, by various secret methods,
which he declined to explain, they are car
ried into Russia.
Before the Zurich explosion last fall,
after which tho members of the Naradnaya
Wolia were expelled from Switzerland, the
greater part of the issue of The Znamia
was transferred to Russian correspondents
througli the Nihilists of Geneva, Now the
transmission is not so easy. A weekly dis
tribution being almost an impossibility, it
has been decided to reorganize the publica
tion and issue it monthly in magazine
form, but under the same title.
The courteous editor assured me that,
notwithstanding tho almost superhuman j
endeavors of tho czar's officials to suppress i
correspondence between the members of
tho Naradnaya Wolia, he is in constant '
zommunication with Nihilists both in
Russia and Siberia. Rob F. Walsh.
A Former Mistress of tho "White House
and tho Duciseas of Marlborough.
Special Correspondence.
Tp.ot, N. Y., May 5. Two notable women
walked down Third street the other after
noon enjoying the soft April sunshine. One
was the Duchess of Marlborough, nee Price,
who was bom, educated and married in.
this city, and who made a flying visit to her
old home lfore returning to Blenheim
castle, England. The other was Mrs. John
E. McElroy, sister of the late President
Arthur, and a former mistress of the White
House. Mrs. McElroy's home is in the ad
jacent city of Albany, but sho has many
friends here and is a familiar figure on our
thoroughfares. Tho two figure? are fino
types of true American womanhood. Beau
tiful, refined, generous and educated, they
both reflect credit on the better aide of our
social life.
Mrs. McElroy is a striking example of
Malvoho'a famous observation. She had
greatness suddenly thrust upon her, and
she readily achieved greatness by the ex
quisite tact, taste and kindliness of her
womanly nature. Think of a woman with
a desire and lova for domesticity taken sud
denly from the seclusion of her modest
home to preside over the social government
of the greatest power on earth! Think of
a quiet little home body becoming the first
lady of the land in an hour, and presiding
over the ir.oec elegant administration
socially this country has known, with such
delicate dignity and charm that the wesx
ers of the purple, the nobles of foreign
countries, the ministers and the lega
tions paid her deferential homage, and the
country gloried In this woman of the peo
pu, this unfashionable lady who under
stood the true signiacsnee oi noblesse
oblige. She still retains her charm of
manner and her physical beauty.
A few years ago Mrs. McElroy, the
young wife, and Mrs. Hammersly, the
young widow, or Miss Price, the young
spinster, were known only within the
borders of Albany and Troy society. Since
then they have attained social eminence in
two continents. F. W. W.
la the Same Boat.
"Look here," said Charley Cashing to
his tailor, "these trousers that; yon made
for me are getting shorter all the time'
"Well,' replied the tailor laconically,
"so am L" Weehmgton Pwt-
Saint-Saecs' latest opera. "Ass&alc,'
bee created a veritable aecssdeo Jb Peris.
A Tiepular Walk Orar.
Silby W 1L Suigrs. wsas S8ecas3 did
you hire st Wulowviile?
Sqciggs A regular waDc oer. Misled
my taiaaad had to foot fttfcewhol way.
Iferrliaatmn Hroe Presi "" ' " -
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J r z&m
The "Wrong and the Bight Way to Choose
a Camp Site Other Things as Important
as 'Water Improvised Places of Shel
ter How to Slake a Tire.
To know how to choose the best possible
site for a camp is one cf the most import
ant parts of a sportsman's education.
There are many old time woodsmen and
professional guides who are sadly lacking
in this faculty, and I have seen civil en
gineers, geologists and other learned men
act like boys 10 years old when they at
tempted to choose a camping spot. Other
men choose camp sites by what appears to
be inspiration. They seem to know at a
glance what is the best spot in a given sec
tion of country and never have to think
twice to decido where to locate. This fac
ulty cannot be acquired by reading books
it is innate, like poetic genius; and yet
there are certain general directions that
may be given and that, if followed, will
greatly aid the student of camp lore.
Weather permitting, always pitch your
camp on high ground. The top of a ridge
ls usually best, or, if this is too high for
convenience, select a level bench on the
side of a hill. The inclination to camp near
the water is always strong in every man's
mind, and if the weather and the shape
and nature of tho ground are such as to
warrant it, it is pleasant to lie awake at
night and hear the brook babble, the river
roll or the waveswash on the pebbly beach;
but frequently the ground is damp on the
creek or river bottom, whence miasmatic
vapors will arise, or there is there a rank
growth of weeds that give off noxious odors.
If the time be summer the mosquitoes
aro likely to be much worse at the water's
edge than further away, and, in either case,
it is better to camp well up the hill, carry
what water you must use and do without
the aqueous music.
Again, if your camp be pitched on the
bank of a western stream, you may go to
bed at night dry as toast and wake up be
fore morning to find yourself and your
whole outfit being carried down the valley
on the bosom of a flood that has como from
a cloud burst.
Always fill your canteens or casks at any
water yon pass during the da3r, and then
you will be prepared for any such emerg
ency. A party going into the woods and expect
ing to remain for several weeks in ono
place, especially in late autumn and win
ter, may find it necessary to bnild a log
cabin. The limits of the present article
will not admit of my going into a discus
sion of this subject.
As to temporary shelters other than cab
ins and tents, there are a great many styles
known to woodsmen, many of which may
be made decidedly comfortable, and with
but little labor. If possible, a piece of can
vas or drilling should always be carried
along, large enough to form at least tho
roof of a lodge; but where this is impossi
ble, dirt, bark, rushes or flags may bo used
to good advantage.
A temporary open shanty, capable of
sheltering four men, may be made of thirty
six poles, eight feet long and about six
inches in diameter. These are notched and
laid up in the form of an open square, tho
independent ends being held in place by
four posts planted in the ground at the
proper places, and each pair held together
at the top by ropes or withes. Other poles
are then laid us close together as possible
over the top, and covered with a foot of
dirt or with green cedar or elm bark, o: it
may bo thatched with straw, grass, rushes
or flags. If either of these aro used the
roof should have a steep pitch and the
thatch put on to a depth of six inches or
more. It should bo lapped on the same
plan as shingles are and weighted with
heavy green poles, held to the body of the
shanty by ropes or withes.
If the weather be cold the cracks be
tween tho poles should bo stopped with
mess, grass or bough3, and by keeping a
good log fire burning in front of the open
end, and three or four feet away, a party
may be comfortable in such a shanty with
the mercury at zero.
A brush shelter, usually called a "lean
to," may be made by laying a polo in the
forks of two posts, set for the purpose, at a
height of five or six feet from the ground,
leaning other poles from this to the ground
at an angle of about 50 degs. and covering
these with cedar or hemlock boughs or
bark or by thatching, as in the case of the
shanty already described. If cither style of
roof is put on properly it will shed a heavy
rain. The ends may be inclosed with either
boughs or bark.
Another form of temporary shelter is
made by leaning a pole, ten or twelve feet
long, against a large green tree (or by plac
ing the upper end in tha fork of a small
tree), letting the other rest on the ground,
and leaning bark or boughs acainst it,
spreading them so as to make the lodge five
or six feet wide at the front end, and taper
ing to a point at the rear. The fire may be
built against the tree on which the polo
leans, but care must be taken not to allow
it to reach and burn away the ridge pole.
It really requires a good ileal of mechan
ical siill to build a good camp fire.
The way to make a cooking fire is to lay
down two green poles, five or six inches
thick and two feet long, two or three feet
apart, with notches in the upper side about
ten or twelve laches apart. These we will
call the "dog irons" or "fire irons." New
cut two moro ioles, six or eight inches
thick and about four feet long, and lay
them in the notches in your dog irons.
Procure a liberal supply of dry wood of
some kind, brush, split wood, bark or chips
and start your firo on the ground, midway
between your dog irons. Your dry wood
should extend the length of your forestick
and backlog, and the lire will poon spread
to either end of these. The air will circu
late under and through your fire, and your
forestick and backlog are just the right
distance apart to set your camp kettle,
frying pn and coffee pot on.
If you are going to cook more than one
meal in this place it will pay you to put up
a crane. This is built as follows: Cut two
green sticks, two inches thick and three
feet long; drive them into the ground a
foot from either end of your are and split
tho top end of each with the ax. Then cut
another pole of ame size and long enough
to reach from one of these ports to the
other; flatten the euds and insert tbem hi
the splits. The postE should be of such
height that when this pole is passed through
the bail of the camp kettle Its bottom w&l
swing just clear of tho fire. Now cut a
hooked krab that will hang well on the
pole, and in the shank of it cat a noMh, tn
which you can insert the bail oi toe coffee
pot, and in such a petition that it will also
hang near the fire. G. O. Shieida in New
York World.
Beware of the Postscript.
When your wife writes s letter allkiasea
and hosey,
Look cut for the postscript: 'To all out of
aoney!" Piusbarz Bulletin.
TS&diy Drrai.
There Is a little boy in New York, rrho h
puMon&tely food of cats, andwhile ia tie
country laat uunxner made a great pet of
one at the farm houa where i be was stay
ing. mjecitbelxjBiitiieneighboThcod,
in a ? pint of wanton cruelty drowned "tin
a pond not far from tha farm. Wkh great
difficulty the little Wlow sianaged toet
the eat oat. bet too late So save iw life, sad
earned it all driootag into his motbor
room. "Oh. mamma, he Kpi oct fc-
rweenh&3ob6 "iaa't it a dre&dfid sham'
It was a perfectly jscd cat, and aow iv
aH aCQihdf C&auer - - - l
A Slonster Tarpon and the Biggest Sal
mon Trout Ever Caught.
The tarpon is the king of game fish.
When a fisherman hcoks one of these play
ful creatures he strikes a veritable Tartar,
beside whom even tha shark is' a weak and
Insignificant nobody. This fish is caught
most frequently in the bays and harbors of
the Florida coast, the Gulf of Mexico and
tho western Atlantic In Georgia he is
called the "Jew fish,' in Texas "tho Savan
illa," and elsewhere the "silver fish" or
"silver king." His weight varies from 100
to 150 pounds, and in length he reaches six
feet and over. He has a long, bony, neodla
like projection at the dorsal fin, which is
often seen shooting along tho surface of
thewater while the fish is yet invisible.
U one should ever strike your hook,
hump yourself and look sharp. You hang
on to your pole with a vague feeling that a
comet has been let looss. You seo a silvery
glittering body jxmip sixfeetin the air, de
scribe a parabola, and strike tho water
with a splash that sends the spray high in
the air. Then comes a jerk that almost
pulls your arms from the sockets, another
spring, and still another, andoff shoots Mr.
Fish. The struggle that tries the nerve,
tho judgment and the strength of the fish
erman is at hand. A succession of lugs
and wrenches of the line follows, the great
fish dashes madly forward, dragging tho
SfX ixcn MAS.
boat after it like a chip. Time after time
he jumps high in the air, opening his im
mense scythe like jaws and shaking his
body violently.
For four or five hours you fight against
tho monster, and finallv. perhaps, have the
satiufaction of teemtc him turn lelly up.
These scaly monsters fight to the last
Avery fine specimen was caught by a
Mr. Frost, of Brooklyn, on March 21, 1889,
in the Idian river, Fla. Ho was three
hours in lauding him, and then only after
a hard tutsle. The fish weighed 141J
pounds and measured 6 feet 2;-$ inches in
Another notable catch was made by Mr.
LaI"ocfac,of New York. His fish, however,
was not a tarpon. It was a salmon trout,
weighing 'Ji'i pounds and was over fivo feet
long. The fish was captured with a trawl,
and made such n desporato fight that both
of the flshenuan'n liauds were badly blis
tfTwl vfnro it tvjl lMnried m thr txuii. ThLs
ever caught. The fish was landed without
the aid of a g&ff, pistol or stick.
In making the illustration of tha latter
fish the artist indulged in a wild and pie
turefcquo Audit of fancy It is probable
that no man Irving could hokifmch a fish
at arm's length. The artUfg Idea was to
show tho relative size of the fish and the
Quite a number of prominantlawn tennis
playera are preparing tJbeinsehruB for tho
championship contests which will take
place at Livingston,. Staten Island, com
oncing June '-30, on the grounds of the
Staton Island Cricket club IL W. Slo
cum, Jr., the present ebainpian; Howard
Taylor and O. S. Campbell are among
those who have already coinawaccd work.
Several English players have written to
the secretary of the Tennis aMociatrion of
this country that they intend taking part
in this great event.
William O Connor, the Canadian cars
man, who recently arrived in Australia, for
the purpose of rowing some of th famous
oarsmen there for tbt world's rhsnrpion
ehip, is not meeting with s'lecew m accom
plishing hu object. Many opinions in thin
country are that nejthrr Matttwn nor
Kcxnp, who rowed thare on April 35S far tha
world':! channrioakip. can jpve O'Connor
much of a fight. They ore, howsvoc, fetter
ing clear of the venturous American.
Alfredo De Oro, the pyurnxnd pool cham
pion of Amrrica, whtn questioned eoncarn
fng how he corvddcni John Itobort, of
England, compared with the American ex
perts, said that the-Htrofce Roberta uses in
playing tho "spot barrad" TnHlard game of
England tends to drrelop aa American
pool stroke. "I Lave never .ven Robert
play, but he must be a o&d one judging
by the anxiety he pircrws to gt on a match
with some sf us. However, he will not
como until next fall, nhich will give us
plenty of tune to rerunr the mttiaHon.
Tho slight ftifns of eocnylaint which
western oarsmen fcbowd jofi after the
National Association oi Amateur Gorasxxi
armonnced th choobire oi Lake Qninsdo
nocd, Worcester, Mass., tor tha holding d
the annual ahampiossMp regatta hars
about disappeared acd many aoutetrr row
ing men west of the Alleghiflya cay that
they are satisfied.
The Italian cpara season frsZ ended ra
Nerr York was finzscsaSy ggrrrasfrd
&omPifTirg that eaa be said Jew pra
cfsflng ones.
Haw t Get Good Ten4riola SivaZiC.
"Jaker.0 aaM tha propxtcicr at a Teeth
avenue restsar&nt, railing La bead xzxizez
tr.rf, and gzrisg him a jaciaj cf txw
ssJtsX, " "exrs a b&rjjraLa.
"Wcs I fc"
"Steaks. Tbej wan too tsratlcr o-bac2-er
on WaMiigla k&tms to hxcdles v I
bought 'em t rorx oil on. the trade."
"Wcrtiff we da Xcr ta&3c5fi.,, laquind
the dish manipulate.-, dxnu&fnnj.
"Give-de xteka to de cvsk, Jakey," re
plied tha proprietor. -Then have a razor
edgi gnsrad on tfcesa y&Eer hoa43ed kaivva,
and wisra a rnultuorr eatf tr lezxikzzlaiiL,
you ao&ce As order Oaee jsma w At
yallex.' Tai ain't no-Reefer weak ImOl'
New Ycrfc Trffypae-
"vv Jr
111. SHll
Le3 i- lK'w K' Ti.-' Til f " t Infill
li 4VI k
yM'I Us
X -Well Known Baseball Playes- TI2 Ttm
with tba ew "Erfc Vlxyta Teaa,
Michael J. Slattcry is a "Kgw England
boy and was bom twenty-fbor years ago in.
South Boston, the cradle of mora bafiftball
players than any ether locality.. Hecoao-i
menced hia baseball career whan about IS
years old as a member oi Marxian's Boston
teamof the Union association. During the
season of 'S3 ha played with the Biddefords,
'68 with tho Haveddlla, 'S7 with the Toroa
tos, of the International league, and in SS
made his bow before a New York crowd,
having been signed by Manager Mntrie.,
At first ho did not make-a very good show
ing, but after a fewnsanths of good train
ing he commenced to develop into a splen
did fielder, a first clats base runner, hard
hitter and, in general, an. Al player. Ho ia
nearly six feet talL oi raagralloont propor
tions, and carries has weistfitoi 190ponnda
with such grace aa to make his fallow play
ers green with. envy. Aside from hb field
ing, which is weBidgh. faultless, ho excela;
at the but and is the dread of many a
pitchor on account of Iris-ability to mako a
long hit or a ascrillee when It ts wanted.
Last year ho waa unfartnuate In tho way
of accidents and was sbllged to lay oil at
Inopportuno timp This yvsr,however, aa
a member of the Nor York Brotherhood,
team, he hopes to play his position of noldar
regularly, and will probably give a good
account oi himself.
John Owen, Jt. the American 100 nac,
20 yard amateur champion sprinter, ha
commenced practice for tho big gamea in!
tho spring and summer. Ho hat ample fa
cilitica for training aS hia homo in Detroit,
Mich, for tho lino grounds of tha Detroit:
Athletic club ure-neac Ids homo.
George Eaten, Che-wcll known omatoorf
half milo rsnnor of Chicago, who ran so
many fast raced several seasons ago, aaya,
that his business Inturusts provont hxs
training and that tho probabilitaiw aro he.
will never run another race. His buslnesa
keeps hhn. on the road tho greater part of
the year. Ho has beaten. 2 minutes and S
seconds for half a. mile.
Vandorbilt univordby, of Naahvillo,
Tenn., contain some very good athlotoa
and is considerably ahead of other wosturn.
institutions in encouraging athlotio sportM.
!'. Ik Fogg, who holds a record for tho
running lush jump of 5 foot 10 lnchea,
hails from thertv and Dr. A. IL Ilrundago
made tho world's record in the unlveralty
gymnauunx for bar vaulting, 7 feet 7
V. Wobster, tho winner of the recent
Sheffield, Eng., handicap, it 34 ywiru old,,
stands 5 feet 8 inchcn high and weighs 157
pounds. Ho wa trained by J. Ellis, of
IIudderHficltL Webster was given 88 1-t
yards start. Tla won by 2 yards. John.
Wilkinson was. tha plsCtd flror. The Amer
ican sprinter, IL M. Johnson, waa entered
and was givun 81 1-2 yards start, which,
shows that hs was-tunuldcred about wrren,
yards faster than Wcbstec. Johnson bad
no intention of running and has not been,
in England thu year. Tho nominal di-i
tanco of the race was 208 yards.
Harry M. Johnson, tlie well known pro-i
feasioual sprrntcr,who hna bc-nill for soma
timo in San Franohwo, CuL. is now fully
recovered and inatrnc&vCbe runners of thu
Olympic Athletic clnbrof San Francbwo, In,
th art of r.tartuig. Several of hit iin-
iromptu pupils have exprcmed u wish that
.o bo permanently engaged as trainer.;
Johnson holds rtln Harry BcLhtirio thai
best record, running 100 yards la 0 4-5 sec
onds. Ho also holds tlw figure of 10 feet
10"V Inches for a standing broad jump;
without welgktr which is tha beat uuthcn-i
tic performance on record.
Chefis problem No. 00.
White to play and mate.
Checker problemNo. CO Kj: W. J. Smith.
Modesto. CaL
Black 3, . r,, l& 25, 23, 80.
Wmte 10. 14 13. 17.J2. 23
Whittto play azl win.
Chcker probhnc No. S3, by A. HancuZh
Kaex, 4, 7, 8, U. Whtt. X 17.. 22, 23.
Wfcat to piatj juatL wta.
White. Tq-n-v
l-lto 6 LvVtoK
2. JO! to 13 SX-.to2&
S 2Sol3 SSStoS.-;
4.. &to 2 .-J3taZl
&.. 2to5G3arha.
Cawi proWaaa 2""o. 2J,jyr. Tisvrscv
BofeG3,2civad, White to pixy sds
ln,trra xaoaa. Keyjaorvei to 'JL.
Osra'a 2aOr fcsZg--C3aiB, SDi
SmiXisc iU :2 prW tsad sf- b
fcsseif ixAo 553bCTf ors Oh, Gharries
X ZSSb. ct HrtrTas3SX
Zploye-Tca Xo not at year Trerfc
Soo, At; It -kz& a -wasted day.
"Wlac wtrsyes dotes?"
Gftttss raajgied. t---Caca g Thaes,
I W& M S Us
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