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0 OLE BULLAJVIZARD Uz Son Relates Some Inter esting Stories About Him. WAS CRADLED IN A 'CELO CASE IZa Liethovi 1a.m.! at: nJ Why A New AacduU Ab-ut Ole bxi a4 E2na Boctii. iharalADiA 0 Cm frees Kb raa nu&tA 1 no la N Tort. iia ts fTMkt oiU J owe (A Gtisrnertus ruia ls vus y 4 &t ineitaj tui r-MuicU out iX Ote eat rt w!i ia Li-liVivtuekty fa, But veetike4 bf tai w.tE.!3Hk.je. Mr. B'iU to Citi au a Xurwitaa uJiryt&aa ot tbe aoJ wi lu wUfc bfca U10 recaariistte CSrasa las fetae tfve bfea, I Ci one of the groat loaicta of Cry f-Wfta poersr was his magnetic Clsss After Von jwnl familV ut BTiL at nriuTT- rrvrx. CJTty with h.L playing I am almost Jr BWklnd tuat ha exercised a specie of ltjpoaUtm with bu Ttolin. Thre is a triiu.u that very few people oouIJ hrar him raruLT saoh a pdrce, for instance, as -llotae. Sweet Home or hU own eompueitloa entitled "A JIothor Prayer," without bein more to Wan. Ketmiy as he f-'lt the ravish-xot-nt of throniu audience arul great as was his power upon the platform I do not think that he wu erer at his teat cxsAtode his own lavoie. I remember during hi In Um-v U -of rest frvm pro faaakmal labor he uxl frequently to rv tiro with hi family to Yalestraod, oar nil f Amity country (teat in rand Nor way, near Bergen. Here, under his irn rouf and in the uklst of his fam ily, hU aonl seemod to gather peculiar Inspiration. Often in the gray twilight 1 hare sat and listened with a rapture I chall never forjet to the strains that he ,kme could draw from his favorite h etrum-nt while we who listened were carried arway to higher spheres. At -times hi lofty flights of thought and pa.ttikm stirred me so deeply tat before 1 knew It the sound of my own sobbing woke me to my senses. Philosophers zaay attempt to aocotmt for this extraor dinary power with learned theories, bat to ma it was delightful hypnotism. There was a woman in Spain who, irinr one of his performances, fell so completely under his mastery as to be tray all the ontward signs of meamer- bm. My father was a man of Immense hytlcal strength, and from this I have aBcuAi nrrr 00 fioabt his mssro'van proceeded. lie ad a Trry detp oheot am! long, sinewy Drrwt ani a neTe not easily iRturbed. Oi on" ocraskna, while he was play taj m MfvirkL. he was Tisited by a newt paper writer who had biely misrepn sented hhn in the pabUo prints. My father rTeU"d hisa to rrtract whaths hsl WTUtou. He refoMHi to do so. Therett7i.s my f tlr seized him by the alULr. aod. throwing opn the window, feeld him oatsiiie at arm's length. It Is neeUe&H to nty that be very soon huQ?d hw nuod. Owing fi hi-t peculiar bnild he had a tathod of holdisg bis rkdtn and aloo of Jurodllng his bw whloh crfcnnot be sue cnhiaUy txni ? .d by cniiancy players. JIi br'U? was 0 nsrry flat and his Vjwso hey that when occafon re j'ilred he conld p'-y cfntinocrosly apoa tyar strings oi th instrument st once er upon sry on of them. Thi required e nkfty and precisk of execution pn eiMonly to a man prswtsl of great TiKwcVar power and extreme sVadiseas ef nfrrft Whn N In Rng!wnd !-rrirg his eirty life sn 1nilrit o'-urrM whi'h U Itwtrrt bi rernarkabJe strength with which Grd had bIowel him. M Ubrn ttss to ing st a crest ftiTl in LWrr jwxl. Shortly befrwts its ocXTrrrerce. fcoTrerer, she iiHel, and tv mnsovTEKmt BnX In xret hnt for my father to t;k hr pUis ss th star of the orea eion. II w unwiUing to bing on tm?f-Tv:ll ir. I a an err 1o jtnt of eicht hwrulrl ponU texiing was aiTcr-! he poirrH'd his tnnt and nruWVvk fr sppeor. Fo ru, was t!v ard'.torm snd so grett the Cudiew thst h fonnd it extremely iVuit to rnk himself heard. The pafval strain upon h'sti great that whn he had f.nUhod the bi-oti Cowed ftrwi beaeath his liiir nsils arM fnra his mmth f.r some momenta I think. s! v, tJiat a grt 1sl of ray fatlii-r's pwr erwn fn--m nfTrring. Vhi"e h w a very yrnTji man h w"it to rri to uwke hr way with his Tt'-.iiiu ThT h mt with many and t3t di-tpp. .fntmrtt-. s,a Is the case with c-.wlr "rry jrrat artist st sme p-ri,? of I;U II f . Wluit privations h -tf.?-l it ti-rr N?a ra? priil": ft ht creat French de -vv: La i liis frsl ti Lia voa ayj Tou looJi rry cad, yocrj zaan. TTUit Ij the matter with your" JJy father's axswer iru that he had had vverything stolen txsn him, ven his vkdln. Tba Vidooq ashed tim if he had a five franc piece. Be then told hkn to go to Fras cati's and to lay bis wager spun the red colur, and that he woeld win. He did so and won eight hundred franca. A lady was about to draw it in when the ra.m at th counter said: 5o, it doe not belong to you, w! it belongs to this ple young man," and off he want with his eight hundred fmncs in hi pocket and was buppy. This sum was at that tim a Large one in Paris, and it was of great serr Lee to my father. While La was playing in Russia the sad news of his father's death came to him. That night the favor! people of bt. Petersburg heard him play as he had rarely played before, l as sad intelli gence imrretsed him deeply and seeo;ed to give hun a new inspiration. He was a ftpiritualUt and he had the conviction that hii father's spirit had descended upon his own and reinforced Its nativs power. My father was a bom violinist. As a child he imitated the motions of a fid dler with two sticks, accompanying his Stoveinents by humming the sir that was passing in his mind. Later he be gun to take lessons on the violin during his vuits to Lis uncles house. My gre &t uncle played the violoncello, and while he performed my futher, then a little boy, used to Lie in the groat 'cello ease and listen. His first instructor was a gtfQtletnan who was as much de voted to the fiask as to the violin. He used to play In quartettes at the house ot my father's uncle. One evening he I 'T A - S7 ,1 T" "5 OUC BCIX'S HOMB AT TAXJESTRaJTO AXS HIS TOMB. - had been imbibing too freely, and my father, half in jest, was invited to take his part, which he did, to the great amusement of the audience; upon which his uncle gave him a new violin as a re ward for his skill. Over twenty yean ago, when father played for the New York philharmonic society, after the presentation of a silk flag, combining the Norwegian and American emblems, a magnificent em erald ring was sent by Mr. Edwin Booth to be returned to the one he es teemed to be the rightful owner, Oie BulL The ring had been given to Mr. Booth after a performance of "Hamlet" by a lawyer, who said he had received it from Mr. Ole BulL . After accepting the ring. from his dear, beloved friend. Prof. R. Ogden Doremus, the president of the Fmlhar mocne society, farther narrated the his tory of the ring, which he had received thirty years before in St. Petersburg. Early Sunday morning following the concert he called on Prof. Doremus, and in a most enthusiastic manner asked how it would do for him to offer to play for Mr. Booth at his theater be tween the acts?" , At the following Philharmonic con cert Mr. Edwin Booth read Byron's "Manfred" at the Academy of Music. The Large orchestra of over one hundred performers played Schumann's music, and the Lictierkrana society and various artists san?. The socioty offered to repeat the mu sk at Mr. Bxth's theater. Prof. Do remus learned that father was in Cin cinnati giving concerts, and a telegram AXCXA1TOCB BCIX. sent to him asking If he could ar range to play at this performance of "Manfred." The reply stated that ho was on a con ert tour and won Id not return to New York for two months. It was signed by his imprewu-io. An hour later another telegram was received spying: "I will be there. Oli Dm." n broke sp bin roncert tour to ac complish the desire of his generous heart and to reciprocal th favor of Mr. Ed win Booth. ALCXAJtDKR BCTX. WASPS AND SPIDERS. Wkv -h B1r" At t Disturbed frr t Vitaer. The miners of Colcrstlo who hv built rabine on the mountain sides know what a pest the ftmall brjwn woml pider pmves t be, sys the Great Di vide, 'ihey throw thir wet's over our b?t ekthes eiokicg uteniil.s. in every eornr-r where you csn get them in yewr eyes and nvnith. Not only that, but thy will drrp into th frying pan, waW bncket or upon the table where fon are eating. Put natnm fornihed a remedy and a fnnd when she gnve the pider hawk. The nsnw is giren by miners to a small oe!-bis waf, b-a thr-fourths of aa inch in Ur-srth. He ran ervily b5 retr jptie by the qiy-k. nervous strokes of h.s rinjrs. Thv bviM a nt cp arrwny the rafters of yo'arabin of wl pntp ct far fn-sca the nntrr coating rt f)id dei trrs., Thn thy are r?a iy f--r bnsin!. Every fw ts!nBt?s you can see Tour hawk climb na the rafter with a spider, some tine carrying ona four or fire times its own weight, Some time they get a spider so havy that they will fall many times before they succeed in reaching thdr nest. They never gfre op, but keep on trying until they succeed, then the tpidr is safe ly placed in the nest the female hawk deposits her egg in the dead bodj The hawks live only la pairs as far as my observation goes.' They become rather tame and seem to be obliged to you for building the spider trap for their benefit. HE HAD NERVE. & by th Fst Tost Hs Lt a Bat tler t'aler m H is Bomb. "About two weeks ago 1 was stand ing with a party on the shore of Lake Erie, not far from Ashtabula," said a mill worker to the Syracuse Standard. 'Shortly afUr we had retired one evening 1 heard a peculiar whirring sound, which I recognized at once. Thens's a rattlesnake in camp! I ex claimed. 'I am going to get up.' 'Hush! came the word, slowly 'h&sed through the teeth, from a companion near me. The snake has crawled into my shirt bosom. This wns very softly said and we were almost paralyzed with fright at the prospect. We were afraid to stir for fear the reptile would take alarm and strike its victim. It crawled over his body good nataredly, evidently enjoying the warmth, for the night was a little raw. "At times the snake's head was close to his face, and he told us afterward he feared the motion of his chest up and down in breathing would stir up the reptile, and tried hard to breathe as little as possible. Finally the snake crawled toward the fire, and in an in stant the whole camp was up. One seized a club and broke the reptile's back before it could make a spring. It measured nearly five feet. "The man who had the terrible ex perience collapsed like a rag after it was over. During the ordeal we were all surprised at the coolness and nerve he displayed. . With ell danger passed he fell into a faint,' but he soon revived." CUPID AND THE SAGACIOUS CAT. llow Tabby Carried Tendsr Mmscss Be tween a Lover sad nts Sweetheart. It was in the spring of the year 1SS9 when I mat my husband, says a writer in the New York Recorder. I held a position as artist for one of the large firms in New York city, and he held a position as bookkeeper for the firm two doora below the one we occupied, and I became : acquainted with him, and soon our acquaintance ripened Into a close friendship, and many were the notes he would send upstairs. At last he hit upon the novel idea of using the large office cat for a messenger boy, and the first thing in the morning I would see Tommy at the door of my room crying to be let in. As soon as the door would be opened he would walk into the room and wait patiently for me to take the note that my friend had tied to his collar from him, ana after I would answer it he would stand still until 1 gave him a little petting, and then off he would go and deliver the note to my f riend. . Strange as it may seem, that cat would not allow anyone to touch him while he was carrying the note. Through these notes friendship ripened into love, and we called Tommy our messenger boy. Just before we were married Tommy disappeared and we could find no trace of him, but my husband de clares he must be still living and carry ing love messages for some other happy ones. FULL OF REPTILES. In Osr Gaoloetesl l'ertnatioa Creep tag Asluaais Oacs Predominated. There was a time "in the wide revolv ing shades of centuries past" when our globe was wholly in the possession of walking, swimming and flying reptiles. Being of the dominant type they were divided into three great classes. In the ocean they became gigantic paddling enaliosaurians; on dry land, or rather wet Land (for the whole face of the earth was doubtless a quagmire at that time), they became monstrous ichthy o&aurians, some of which' had legs fif teen feet or more in length; those wnich inhabited the regions of the air were the terrible ' flying pterodachtyls. For a vabt but unknown length of time these awful creatures literally ruled the earth. Finally, after they had "seen their day," they began to grow less and less. One by one they died out in the face of the younger and more vigorous fauna, until at the present time only a few miniature alligators and crocodiles, a few toy snakes as reminders of skulk ing lizards and geckos remain of the enormous reptilian types that once crowded land and re a. (Mass Krea Are Cheap. Olass eyes ran now be purchased at lew than one dollar each, although at this price there is not much choice in the matter of shade. The cheapest grades are mannfactnred in Germany, but in some parts of England they are produced at very trifling expense. The highest priced grades are made in Paris, whither very sensitive people who want to avoid detection of their loss have been known to travel from great dis tances in order to Insure the greatest variety to select from. There are hun dreds of shades, both in the white and the dark portions, and deception is qnite easy. A costly glass eye will last nearly a lifetime, especially if H is taken good care of and cot worn day and night. Am Ier!ie Ages Cheek. On ths strength at his remarkabls rfsem'hlanee to es-enator Miller, a Philadelphia insurance spent gcined entrance some time ao to the floor of tha senate chamber r.t Washington, lie was at fi-t ehallecgl. bit when he indignrtnily said to the Uxrkef per: 'Dnn't jrn know me'.' that official tnade a profound obeisance opc-ird thi door forthwith. It is said that thta interesting 1'hi'adelphi.iu was once in troduced to Gen. Orant as Soap tor Mil ler, ami the general did not discover the mistake. ClTiIt!oi F.ttrertilerr. Some people who are net harassed by the "daily brad rnblra seem to de light in researches which hare no other effect than to settle a point whh w&s eever disputed. Mr Archibald Geiki, of the British association, after much careful thorjrht and patient investiga tion, tgetb.vf with a deal of figuring, hss come to tb co-niuskn that the wrld js between 7..frXW and f.fWO. v yers old. Sathr a wkie margin, it would seeca. m MO n, ncir' n Ann n c7 nfr3 1 1.1 1 1 1 ' 1 mm as 11 as, mm TESI TIIEKE TVILIj BE A DIG SALE OP E c3 The largest and finest stock of Overcoats in the country. That' a large statement, but it 13 raoro than borne out in the stock. Overcoats of every kind, lor everybody, at every price, from 3.88 to SIJO.OO. Our 03. S 8 line are Chinchilla and half wool in yarious colors. Decided bargains Our 05.00 line are pin head, w ave and Chinchillas, three colors, sold by many dealers at $7 .00 Our 98.00 line includes Chinchillas, MeJ ton, Kerseys, Beavers, Diagonals, well made and variously lined and trimmed $3.88 $5.00 $8.00 Our $10 line embraces thousands of styK ish garments and includes in mater ials at least ascoro of fashionable fa. brlcs Our S 1 2 line includes blue and black Boa vers, Cheviots, Cassi meres, choice shades of broivn, Melton (both singlo and double breasted) of stylish cut and handsome make...... Our $15 line contains garments that no custom tailor vould think of match ing for less than S22. Any material you can ask for (in any shade and all the latest materials in make and trim 510.00 512.00 ,515.00 Oil mens Suit Stock Is the one spotinGrandRapids in vthich to quickly find a suit that will please you at the time of purchase and pleaseyou yet more in the wear. Thousands to select from from the cheap working suit at 35.00 to the finest custom made and tailor trimmed at $25.00. BIG BOYS' SUIT SALE THIS WEEK. ' n n ' n son bib CHEAP FOR THIRTY DAYS. ' Kodaks and Hand Cameras, Smith Premier Type writers, Picture Frames and Mouldings. MAGIC LANTERNS In Great Variety. KINS v. 13 Fountain St. GRAND RAPIDS OFFICE. CHUGS OESTRL MWM 71 Monroe Street Opea All Hours. Dr snl Nislit J. V. STEWART. M. D., 0. D. S.. Manager. Tt :ait t heat pquipjetl oraniufloti frr the prtice f ritnttotrv lut: s Kent. All Hi root sni-roTd nwnv!ii. anl cacti 4rwrtmf nt In charge of a Krinttf tXUl sna esprrlenc. Wh'.li ur prters r 'rate, osr B)tti Is not bow iDrkpi bat how oni. Crwn br4 Brtdcs Work upHtltf. E.trjiftnt. . 1 V Kx!rrtt-f with ti or ton!a.......... hi l,v.t wti l'r.... r Mr.tncwttb nM-s .. 100 v.inz witn OoKt, sncorilnt lotue I u J ets ot Tt! 4 oo Xtty b t trth. fall Mt. oo All work fief Ulna 4 tet (oaraotcil. "M.bwENs7 ComTerc'al and Fortra't Oarpgiings A. J. SHELLMAN, 60IENTIFIO OPTICIAN. and Oraperios. When you want to buy a good reliable and trustworthy carpet, come to a first class and reliable carpet store where a larger variety can be seen than is offered by any other house in Michigan. If you wish an artistic ef fect in drapery of any kind, a pair of handsolno portieres or something in the latest importation of lace curtains you should not fail to ex am ino our stock before purchasing. In short, our goods and our work manship are the best, and we guarantee our prices to bo the very lowest for goods of equal value. 65 Monroe street. Grand Rapids. Eyes tested for spectacles tree of com with the latent Im proved methods. Glasses in every style st moderate prices, Arttficsl eyes to salt every ewe. Ear Instrument ol every description to benefit lb deaf, fee ilsa ef Wpecisc;ea,fti. C, II, ROYCE & son, 201 Jefferjox avesce lOlETTIHLOFir ! Are now permsnently located In ttoelr new store wit U a complete new stock ot BlrdtXacrt. linldf.nh. Collars snd (ienersl lfcw Furs- Utitnc. Birds alely thlpped to ny pan ot the state. Teiepbeae and ilaU Orders Promptly attended to. PHOTO G RAPIER IZ Frettt 8tre t. est End Tesrl Street fcrlUce. GRAND RAnt'S. MICIL t&Atlvyrlfet elan. 5vw'if rare fair m'th Cfirvmerfial Work. W.F;SHATTOCK-& CO., . 2T5SEtli DlrlTloa Ftreet. Upfeslsl:ryiFurnilL!re(l:?3lrin2 TT,0 rn o' war1? at rb? tw-t flrrres. Terh 1-5 for V.'. i'. Siatrack A Cx'i so? Ia f as. - SEiffl & SRD gTANDAKD FASHION OOS ue Stamped Gocris and Siar.ing A'o Batt&st rovere-t, Tt'cn317. 52b'$27 S, Diyi: ;vit ID 1tra:m.h a THIBD -vr T"T-n i As we predicted, we broke the record on !cs last week never before in the history of the store was there such a week's trade never before in Grand Rapids were there such crowds of pleased buyers. Our pro.eressiveness in knocking off profits now and unloading when you must buy, instead of waiting: in the old-fogy way, till Janu ary or February, when ou've bought your clothes, has caught the 'own. But we're not satisfied yet this week must show still greater results prices like these will bring them: Men's Kersey Overcoat, velvet collars, 0 0 00 ilannct lined, worth $12.... "... v u,uu I0.G3 7.50 2.59 Mens Storm Overcoats, Frcize and Chinchilla, worth 8i. Men's Blue and Hlack Fine lleaver Overcoatv Children' Capeiniere Cape OvercoaU, worth $4.00 Men's Fine Double Dreasted Black QlO 00 Cheviot Suit, were $13... UU.J 0.CD 1.25 Men's Jerov Ovcrhirts, : blac fln(' n fnncy, worth $1.25 UwJ Men' Worsted. Chevoit and Cassiraere Suits, were 812... Men' all-wool Pants, warranted not to cy felt's unusual at this time of the year to forego prolHs, but we're doing it. sJ r- Sr i r Sr hJ ci3 CLOTHING COMIANy, CANAL AND LYON rasXJtKKXf J.