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-_. ? Oenei ' B t den, thal rr-im oil warri-r
n?me will slsraya recall "from Atlanta to
..Ai, na.ie
_ isa " ??"' MW Buffalo Bill's Wild West, he
x"' ', , , .ul With tears in his civs.
'^Rc'v " ' ** : wlt*" th"v* B*ec*lon which the old
((.^' . toward "my boya," "for my chll
*?' ' '.-_ t-. ,? 1 ''? Iren who vin never see these
A*rn utiit e.* ?
ihlnrm- we sa* them I thank you."
wild Wes! then ? ii only -i handful of men.
''.,,. ,, . Riped "n the shores of New
y, ;,r, it reaves, like soldlen in
"iel*,. Tht wi ' ntl *?." perfect
,',' m?nt ovei -i green plain, ns If in the rolling
tr ?t I Idler* In uniform ? I the little
, m betweea Ike canvas walls. A gu.irl sra;-! ls
is rhall-nge a man who g?= fie ivrvig way, and
?Masers atnl "' tull lcn-th in their tent? look
"--?'.ni a ? ? ' *** Indlffennce lo whal dose
rmcrrti them. Then la a military air everywhen
I'M camp- The nnet nf p bude float over the
"^ ,. ? .. ? nlng, nn i :t: . vening they s mr I
r ',n s-or all thal appearances count, here is an
Inned body ' ""'? resting for a day, to take up
.h-,'r mareh pf mips * tc ut iW.
nal i? ,;"' U; ? ^ ": ?* ' '**? sneamped on
Massy icm of Ambrose Park, al s.mth Brook
i n There ire " ' men within its lines?and sn, h a
ningi!*"*" of men! The German soldier dreaming of
^ Rm. . tent that la neighbor to one
rtgn oeeu " " ' '-c"" Cossacks,
the dsrir.c I of the !'? isslsn steppes, are here,
'? f- the R yal irSh Lancen sweep
jl,,, sd! ' **< " "" own ":tl Cavalry. There
f Mex"'- Bouth Americans, cowboys. Arabs.
sal teing11"! '?* "? '-? ? :~ '-1" rc"1 man from *h<*
j, j, jtS> ?-, say that not many people who go
?0 gPf a perl ? of the Wild West recognize
bow Hack ihey are seeing or appreciate ho-.v dra?
ma:.- au i mi ? ; arl i imo of these cowboys Ind
i'i 'LY'S TKNT.
lan* Uri soldiers have taker. In Westera history
If you look to your left as the eros I li pouring I
through the gat** Jual before the performance be?
aten >'n"' nm r? a soldier in Ibe uniform of the I
Tth Cavalry of the United r-v- Hi stands before
a tent in a military attila le, Illa light ling '
a shining bogle bia yellow pl ime waving gent y in
the breeze. He is walting for i ilgnal from ai other
tent opposite him. whore
Quarters. The i it of a ten 1 eua generate
tomes forth from bia tei I it road, and the
ridler, ere-' a-! itri ght, of handsome face, i
brrrzei complexion, blue eyes anl fnir must.vhe,
make* a military sa ite. C - nei Cody lifts hla '
hand, th* bugler placet the mouthpli ' - gilt
taring InstrunMBt to hie ".ip--, ar.l a ringing
loundi through th* ramp thu* makes your blood
tingle, anl brines forth from a bc n of ti ; ?es Inl
_?_ In Uie.r war paint a:. 1 feathers, and from
BWlmg rows of tents soldiers wearing the eolon
?*"* tokens of the greatest Cowers of the wi.rbi. t ,
P** BSH_j* to tr... r?-Ttr of the big arena, there t ,
m?unt and r. .? .,.? .,- _ gall ip before the gpecta
HE 80l*Xr>F.I) Till" r HA ROE TO BATTUE
un a cold day of December four years ugo thia
??m. tarter*! bom tood on a slope -.-.
***e<l behir. 1 him. The cavalryman wno erect
*n* "frWIve in his saddle, his bugle In his hand.
*? ??ron be .- : ii io bli llpa, calmly as y. i
,**w bim nias lr, ar, 1 soon,b-,1 the .barge of
BU .th Cavalry at the Hattie of Wounded Knee
Some of those Indiana who Just trooped forth
their dingy tepees wrre in that same ram
vt-tn. and tba "boya In blue" whom yon just
? going to the stables with th.-lr clanking
or.s *, ... . , (oo ^ was Ca9s9PO\ Cody, with
8* State troops of Nebraska, of which be ls a
"radler-Ceneral. An I lo-duv as you see them
. *rmlng at the b,wer end of Ihe camp, they are
e?*?. . Hnr] ,.,.u ! j j ^j ^ th( V(n |? ,hf,
"a-! UnOs.
J** so ti the wild W.-st, walk directly down
for J>roa'1 wmS* outer the grandstand nnd wait
? ?? show t., begm. you arin applaud the Indiana
h-y eoaae racing out, band after band, on their
Zr'K -' ?" " ':-sh lancers, bold and dashing,
bah, r;hiofs ?aes snd bands clap. The beavler
u ,f "^ G''r,*i-?n culrasaisrs, wiri, tb.-ir , ream-white
and r ' br":ia''" ! ? ?nd shining bein *
. r*sts. move y.,? ;,, ;, ,;,.,.. ,.r feeling than r;,n
* ?prKw,i w-;th ,,,4 Qi ;]. . ., n ;uil y0|J
J mp your feet. The Cossacks, riding like mad.
?w?vi K wil(",y* leaning far over, swinging and
fl?D f rT>ak" y?" <ry "'" %vlIh <"t,1"?l"M"i. You
th* oL0r "'" M"x'"a'-? laugh at the squaws, greel
eaJVv Am-n.ans generoualy, and begin to yell
qrn thos.- re.-kl.-ss ,t. ...
juhl i-i miss, ip ip.m.it-., ir., cowboys come
e-a "K "I"* ",aa ,lown lh* Plum. circUna at ths
ihs'tZ . 'h' ?Ul"r'' h;,v" ''""" ?'- swiftly as
JJ^sd flight of o ...rd. sweep!,,., around and
?cross it, ?th"" n?W form'"i *?? lon? r"nk'
SanZJ . *?"*' an<1 c"mU)* to a halt In perfect
p\ut\Tt. hfn ,hp 7th ,nt0" '^ arena, away
?.Ind TT?' WUh y<,"?w P1""*-1* "treamlng out be
^mVru'!;hrr"1;W"ri h':i'U- ????*??? ?*_*. an..
*M_l^y?C_dOWI' l?Ward >'""-'*??'?". that la the
bsd th- . M,'rs ,,h- ttie cavalry that has alwaya
BB*__|___ .I,1 ?f th" "KhMn?- wh'" ?arere has been
*? th* el, Rtwp"'' wh"?P"?S "Pl-ndldly In th* air
CO,or-bearer'? galloping horse dashes along,
and the spectators elap their hands, stamp their
feet, wave handkerchiefs frantically, cry out loud?
ly, and even cheer, for thc troopers and the colors
are their own.
You enjoy the dssh, the fire and the glitter of lt
all. You ?re Immensely pie,.?e,i with youraelf h?
cauae your patrtotlam has thrilled you so and your
bi,, td has leaped in your velna. The splendor of the
show, the skill of the riders, the swiftness and
show the careful managers what lt ls cosilng them
to give living pictures of Western and International
V,,u can"; have "00 men in a r_mp doing roug^i
liding, making daring leaps on horseback, bold CST
airy charges and hghtr.:r.g-i:ke m.ir. MUvreo, Without
i having bad fails, twisted Joints, atmlned tendons
I and now and then a broken limb. You wan: to ex
j amine the hospital un:, the matron's tent, the re?
pair shore, rhe barber shop, the postofTK*-. and
Major Burke's ( odd-looking Tine Ridge
leY'Jti ?_i__^*
power of the hor?ps. the streaming colon and flash?
ing steel swordblade, h. im.-t and breastplate, th"
clanking scabbard and .tingling. ringing spur these
all Intoxicate your brain and Inflame In you the
martial tire; but there ls a gnat de,j,i more than
rbis if you g., vir an I iee ,,;i these people "off
'ii' stage," watch them in their tents, at their mess,
In the stables, look a: them when they mount the.r
rsea sci them leap from the saddles and stroke
a gleaming, dripping neck for cavalry .barges,
whether male |n play or In deadly earnest I'"- ,1:1
fl ting . business?If you see all this, too,
an 1 kn iw how it ;? done, how much ._v>t ls ex*
pendeil and how much mat- rial needed fer th*
work, you will find a new Interest in this little
army and win feel a new exhilsral 1 set
It displaying rs power lo .barm your Ber es
If yu hav- -v. _; '.'?-. ?r.- ,. Major .1. M
Purke. gen.- msnagei f the al w; anl \r that
man has time IO f-X ;? talking Blous *? <.
painted chief. Cheyenne to the ancient enen
ihe warlike EUou) flern n to s cuirassier, ?
to a bearer "f the I Mexican to a vaquero,
nn-1 t.. leave the ? .... ?.,- t?*
long t<> a sh iv in srhlch 7" men o'- empl -? I -in!
if y ?-. an, !??*?; .!?? .iii this, pnaumlng ?
withdraw his atti :?,"? .. ft ur, ? ? many a'. 1 1 nile 1
efrain, you n apend a a ?
Park ar. 1 then w nder whi me haa gone
Hui you will learn ;: that ;inie ., y,< ?
y ,-: will b- ghi i t 1 K:h,w.
While \,i ur,- at lun'-her,n tn > r .- tent Tick of
Colonel 1',, !>??? you win ger youl Bm :? nds
particularly delightful "ne lt :s thal I'olnnel
Cody'a lalil" with tbe Wild West . ? . Bill's
camp fir* on the plains or !n t!.> mount s hi
scouting an.-,i.t hostlls Indians, v. ?., 1 ?!
hla partnei " D irke
and oth.-r "pall fs e" chiefs, yoi r'- ! you are In
a Jolly cm-.'T 1 il .1 levi h feasl Major i' .rk?,
who would probably laugh '? ? io* he
, .11. t help laughing ant Joh ? g wi t r. i-kin
w.is scalping him. ?in ? -',< ii,
?? ? lille'
an 1 dignified. 1,;!' IS of gnat
Inter* I ??* lh an easy manner Mi
the big 1 hos from lo s
tent st',;. Vc; 1 sn jv.
asking a few t) ? lo get
? ? . f thi sn,,w There sn j
over : I ;.ile ir. camp, as hs been sal 1. 400 horses 1
are used by them Over In the tepet in see
them fr.-rn tb.. lent. tight closed end "esclu
looking, ar.- nee, Ula k
feet, Pawnees, everyth 1 ,: tl ts I llghl -,?? 1 scalp
when "running wild." The groundo are big 1
f..r a Western metropolis, and 1' yon innes .1 few
pastures, 1 irrall and Held", I" ibe Chicago "jv,
you will have something like the Win iv city, Por
the arena alone, with its grandstands, then are
eight ano one-half acres. 1" cover the lai
.... f.et i.t corrugated iron were use 1 In :!>?? .ran l
stand then are |._>_.,'?m f.et ,,.' Georgia pine. That
low fence that runs .alon* the roads in Ihe ground
contains ovei [...OOO square feet o' 21-gauge steel.
It ls considerably over a mlle lol 1
It takes a good deal of electric light to iiiuti Inate
the grounds anl ihe plain at rntbr. in the arena
then ar,- forty-eight 1.000-candle power roth rtlng
lights, two M.OCO-eandle powei reflecting llghl
f ooo candle power reflecting light. HO Incandescent
lights i'T"i tr. ii,.- grounds and othei structures be.
sides Ihe stands, eight) rti." ar llglns and ? SO !,
candeacent lights. Tbe plani which furnishes thia
light ls one of the largeai In io- v.,oil devoted io
* sing;.- enterprlae.
1 . ires 'io not mean much to th, ag who an 1 1
exp--'--, bul if you walk bit" -i grand :.>?? t when
ii,, ..ne else la then you feel like I ling foi som..
1,1, !.. ''oin" to incl iou I'nless iou baie a trained
eye. you would riot know that the arena proper, th-"
pia,-,- where th- horsemen go through their ma
noeuvreo, :.* ci-', f""t in lenr'ii and nearl) sa wide.
Those figures rna".- noi express a definite eba !o you,
and you may not feel any ni',!,- enlightened at Ibe
Information thal the coune around :s ..ne-.p-:-1 ,,r
a mlle. Bul if you eta nd nt oro- end .md ,,?.-?. ,.
the plain When rhe horses are gone, and th- grand'
stand is empty, iou will *???? ibm 1 horseman away
iiown then whare Ibo cafton bnaki Into the pian
Beemi BO bigger than a doll and his pony ls a Jaek
I rabbit. Hehlnd the scenery down then, showing
v.iii.-.is, WOOded hlllsld s and White-Capped peaks,
I thli" atv atablee, barns, yards, corrals, dining*
I rooms for the army, nn.l acr?-s rn>.re nf room. If
y,,u go bach there willi _la|or liurke h>- will
show you tlo Iri'lla'is. the soldiers, the cowboys and
i.ll Hi.- oth-rs at dinner. They ear a I,.:, that
army. Soldiers, cowboys anti Indi.ins haye appe?
tites tba! ar.- Ilk.- lb,- Western plains 1,nun.Hess.
I-'i.r the hundred-i of pounds nf mee! used at titre.
ii-, ,1s 11 dav, there ls a told sb.rage hoi..,- There
ls u "general store." too, with a Storekeeper, book
keep.-r and clerks. Though th,- Wild Weet owns the
stor* and all that ls In lt. ev. ry pound ?'f beef au I
every ounce "f salt that ls used in furnishing 1,100
he irty meals ? day ls charged up on the books
of tli<- company, 'rflt* head stable-ke. per charges
up the hay and oats. The equipm. nt min enters
his expense nf repairing and renewing trappings.
It must all go down cn the books, for each de?
partment must be ready at a moment's notice to
1 st CSbln, but the signal OUI in the ground" among
the whlte-olded terrs has i,i*n given, rhe cavalry?
man has relsed his bugle to hli lips, ai.d Ita nc i
float away bark to you. wavering on the air. The
BhOW :? ab >Ul to I" | ?
Tou hilve seen them a". ge't:ng nadj
lime. Tiie indian warrion have led '^* -
until they glisten lr. -he sunlit ni ;v
been dav- ! -.. i-i >?:? ik?. , ri '.-.*, arms ,i
P?r body, sn-1 in a solid miss , _ cheek sr.-l fore?
head. Th?'r hair, free and flawing. ?-.)? L?en
ro \ glossy shimmer flu;., festhen ar? in th*
raver, lo k?. snd guttering bs ib>i on brown ??
Wti$ki EB**?
MAT, IR Jl )HN M I '':'.' R T" \N"II.
finlv a pony ls war.f.r,? n I the red man ls In h tl
The soldli rs -ire n theil * reste *
or ; ,-r ed " ? IlIMtl I
J_c_. ?. , .
i rattle li
? ?
bri, ho
I:* - ry. a
stsnd can see ll
here sltB Huffalo I ll
two long lines gallop away evenly and sleadlly,
and disappear whence they came.
After the dashing hur.'fun "n snd their bewildering
movements a woman trips out. In the arena she
s, "ms .1 little bil of a thing, slender and with Helv?
ing hair, weering a broad-brimmed hal Bhe gives
an exhibition if skin and dexterity with lin
aiming ? ? itely and breakli
balla with such ease and appareni ? ireli in is thal
you '? mder If h ? uses ber eyes I . She l<
wonderfully quick, this little woman, with a Anser
touch on the trigger which must be liner tv
pressure of s hairspring in a watch. f,,r li i work
ls always sW;ft snd true Mlaa Oaklej turns and
picks up lier iifb .ml tires over a barrier,
lifts her weapon and discharges :: all after -
bili bis been I i -?? i Inl il iii snd never misses.
In .1 d wen ways *?:.- ihows the keenness ,,f her .-ye
and rr. ,,f ber nerve, ind then breaking
.-n-- after the otb* r eev -ral i. illa thr pwn up together,
she bows and runs awa) smiling. A cowboy, ? Cos
aack, a Mi i ir:, in Anb, a Gaucho and an Ind in
have i horse nee; a post rldei gives an lllustrai >n
of thi old pvt express, dsshlng up on horseback,
l from his hors* to the ground and Into an?
other sa,bil.-, transf, rrlng ar tn- eenie time his mall*
bag, all nit:; one motion api and he ia off
at .-ii Ivli (gallop. A pre I ri, gre I train rr iss
Ing rn>- pish , :i i into view; lt ls attacked by In?
dians, bul puts and cos-boys, Buffalo Bill leading
them, i.i-ii over ihe plain and repulse the ma*
rauden. Billian hors rn, n glv Illustrations of bold
Arabian riding, Bl ! _? r-, til- groan I.
tumble, leap .md eli- acrobatic sports until one'..
brad whirls.
ll ;? ? :?? in a limited space :?? desei.
d.-r.ni more thst a fee of the features. The Cos
sacks' riding "ak-, your breath away, tn i|
ar, i long coats thej stand on their horses'
i' - i'uig them fui ? ?! ? ,
' n .ii i speed with piercing cries, riding without
oi r iln. They sway far over and back, lcm
out, ai. i bending low arith > swift motton catch up
?n obje : aril wave i: ii I Itv as they swing their
hotiics up sgsln to tiie saddle, lt looks like a ,i?.
lo iuiii of i Ming.
I'oil bois perform fen's not less wonderful IVhen
Ihej nani something that ls on the ground ihey
di, ti,.: dismount t,> g.-t it. They do not even cheek
lb.-ir galloping bron, 'nos. St. ??>!, lng over, they
snatch ii up and ri le on with ringing spur They
ls o viii horses as > .-il", .v y,,u might capture
a Bleep) puppy anl sit calm and secure In the
saddle of a bucking, plunging, whirling broncho.
Then they ride lil., ? , i clone, ivi they ride un?
daunted and undiaturbi i only they vii, with ear?
splitting Mil?
ln,lian hov* ,.n bareback have a rncs There is a
buffalo ,ii.is.., shoi. Ins ? ter ro !,- cfrer
his magnifli .nit Ung rig ind lefl
thi si- H.'- hei I "Johnnie 11 kei i oung Ameri?
can marksman, bli anythli I vie before
him in Ko- au with unfailing accuracy a; i in
astonishing agility. '?' ? ie tie lasso, and
South ..nw an Gauchos throw their bolas as they
ride, ti,.- [leads.I coach, Ihe same on*? which ran
from Cheyenne to itv Bia lt ll.Hs, lr ittacked by
Indians; settlers* cabin red: c .lonel Cody,
rid 11 it a full gallop, breaks gi, nth his
rifle ll to try to i xplaln ..ii that li
"Rut tb.-re are other features which ..innot be
pus .-i .,i r with a word, The I '. their
merit the clo ? il atti ntl rn ai I
the ii ai mi -r i rel ?? ', v - . .: Il race
amaslng for the i - i of the riders they are
i . ? ? ? a. Sou th A mei nd
"gentleman rider." The horses do not pause In
Ihelr ll Islng Ilk swallows st il
snd , ? ? never a alacl enlng of
sp.-, : i'i lei whip and spur ihi how r in wildly
? l ir- b uri.) . ih. ?-? rn ik- the bap. r n on,
t, .ni'. ?.i er the ni Kl Bl
? riding for a fall,
rs noi
The ms rt I ? ? ' ' ' ? mlll
? , - from the
Ith l'nlted Sta! - dva'.rj
. . bird s
7th. f im- I
rlth n
. il
- "
snl ?
net s
? rn
. ' ?
' ? ?
-1 ? w^_&^\i__^^ i
p. i I'v lan '
Tl ? y are lil horsenu
band bj a ? hu f cowboys headed b)
a it rapping ?! . r k faced, handsome
? i h troop of esvalrymen bj a aergeant i
.tr.- wai ii tr sworda are drawl rp commands
re ringing our in French where rh-- irlcol ir
la German wh.-re the Emperor's flag shosrs, over
glesmlng helmets ."."d ihlntng breastplates The
Indians' erl _? sri hil I shrill, hu: where
the Irish lancers ? r Ore '. n's Standard
.,- . ii v re tht Stare and Stripes floal tbs ' ?
The r.ders keep ibelt rest li ss horses rein., l up, each
nationality In rurik or groups. Before rb-iii la an
ascent, then a les, ent. and Ihen a wall of *
where the gate l? From itu- lower tbe sign ii v
given ami the gale swing-, ba *? A dark V.
almost naked, gr,, ip moves swlftl) oul from the
heterogeneous mass, horses ?. ,, ., ,t With s shrill
cry a bani of Indian horsemen sppear over the
ascent. Btnlghl and swif:. like a feathered arr,,iv,
ibe group shoota Into the open, laking Ita lllghi
down the plain to where the applauae I" swelling.
With a swoop u curves at tba end, aprsada uk.' an
i. pening fan, circles and ls stretched across the
plain, motionless. Another bani follows, this f ,;
lOWl 1 by alioth,-t uni still another, cuing shrilly,
singing in thin voices ,,r chanting tn lurnfull. Bi
hind them, with a splendid sweep, ride the li h
Lanc-rs by fours, le,ming far tiver In their Md ll I
as th.y turn st th* end, snd still with galloping
horses n,.-> fall In behind the Indian- With
thal awifl rush lhere come <ui wild Cossacka, the
whooping cowboys, the A ra ba, with their streaming
draperies; Ihe Mexicans, with wide sombrero end
napping trousen; the heavier Germans, the gallant
Frenchmen, and Mun th.- horsemen ..f the 7th, with
tb.-ir yellow braid and plumes, tha Stan and swipes
with th.-tn By fours and sixes th-v baie made
thal rapid flight along the plain, emin); around In
wheeling allgnm ni ar the turn, and circling m<e
a moving wave of color until the ranks rest, one
behind the oth.-r Behind them nil rides Buffalo
lilli, turning as his horse gallops with long and even
Stride, his long curls waving In the I,re,?/,,-. his har
bold ale.v.- bis hi kv
lt is a splendid picture then?rank after muk
of horsemen from all th_ nations stretching across
the pliiln. shining with ste.-l and aflame wt-li ts,|,,r;
tossing mensa, running along rh,- iim-s like whssl
moving under o brees*; above them the plumes and
Ibe bright crests, ord atm higher, held in up
stretched arms, the white flashing sabres, until at
a signal the ranks melt Into moving streams ,,f
, ?. ,i and light, the horsemen threading their way
in and out past one another. Circling, halting, sd*
lancing, receding, reforming by fours and s.xes,
trailing out In single Ale, moving ribbons of men
and horses spangled with gleaming metal, un'll
: i. ler. ai l
Thi n con tl rer end of
, , ,u tb.- cavalry al
to a hs
, t,, a ? -ii.? ' ? i r-v ? he
?' ishe I
ii i .,1, . ? begin Thi
, ? ., ird l 'uni ,i incl b , Iles
1,,-n lim: ... nd neck an I the
- il ?; -v. v. li ,. -li they .ill go
ng .lull ll Ci.- 1- ??. ... t ni.
? i ! ll ..
platoons and ? ? v rn tlisapp* ii
ing ni a can] en I.
'I here v. ; ire of Cn -vr's last
sith ihe , imp . 'i m. ? and cu itoms of the
: ? > il ..f the Inti ins sh i take
part In tills play "f to lay lo!n< l In th" ma icre
..f Custer and bis column: bul there ure none of
the men here who charged With the gallant soldier,
: : i me came bm k from the light.
What an srmy of amusement end In (ruction lt is
that Colonel Cody commands lu his peaceful en*
cnmpmentl There an fighting men iron many no
tlons gathered under him, ooma enemies b) iradi
tl"'!i, bul In ins tnier. us:, bing them mingling on
the plain Iii iiiitrtla! arran, be ieee only friends
Kamiilng doun th- steps from his elevated platform.
he springs Into it Baddie and nj,-* oui among them,
, om lng lack again lo fake up his position in his
-_ .? ??; i,,wer, .mil to leave ll when li la once more
lils lum to appear on th-- plal l, A little Indian girl
not mon than four yean old, 'I,rh-,I from her
brown neck to her ban toss in a blanket of fluming
red, girdled with a belt "f shining brass pieces,
Climbs slowly Up th"- steps ti visit the -'big chief"
She romes to see him up there every day. begging
wah gestures to be lifted to tho narrow window
that she may peep out nv-r the plain, a'.lve with
| active ipilck-moving men. She crows In delight.
, claps her rrna.l, dark hands and climbs down to the
around to Join s band ,.f Indlare, which must soon
, .-warm out on the plain,
1 At night, when the second performance la glvn,
( olonel i ody ls again in his dark tower, following
ihe nsi-.-.-merits on the brilliantly lighted field with
watchful eye. Th- air behind him and In his tower
is black, but there ls no guard near him. Years
ago Hoffa lo HUI rode out on a Western plain be
,V'YW lV'.\ 1"?!,tl,1P, armies, one warlike Indians
and th" other soldiers of tbe Cnlted States who
had erne Io demand their surrender. <m horse?
back he m"t a famous chief in a strange duel, and
before tbe five armies he stabbed the red man
through the heart. friends nnd kinsmen of the
chief are In the camp of Colonel Cody now. but
at night In his tower hts onlv solicitude ls that
the manoeuvres under the electric lights mav go
on .without hitch or accident. When the show ls
ended he walks alone through th* grounds to his
tent. He sleeps there with only a thin canvas wall
between him and any man who mav approach. In
iii." same Inlostire with his tent are fhe tightly
dosed tepeen of his Indian.'*. One is not twenty
yards aw.-.y.
At night when the strangers ate all gone a tall
Indian strides solemnly al ,ng. his form enveloped
In a blanker which hoods his head. A c .ivhoy. go?
ing bi., way , arelessly, meets him. and they pass
' ii,-, a Mexlcsn ambles along peacefully
smoking a glowing cigarette. ( >n July 14. the an?
niversary of th- fa'.', of the Ilastlle, the Fr?nch
ions iarn." for'h from their tents at night to
sing the "Maree Halse" snd other of their National
hunns, anl the German cuirassiers app.anded
Wh.'Ti "?taps" sui": I a- midnight the men of this
mixed army Bleep with only the thinnest cover?
ing between them and the stars, and with neigh?
bors separate! only by a sheet of canvas. A
strange mingling of strange men and a striking
plea f >r peace! K. w
Of all th- subjects touch-d upon hy Leo XIII
in the remarkable encyclical Just issued fand
whi 'h, i' ive ar.-- ?,,, credit the reporta that reach
us fr ,iu Rome concerning the health of the ven
.-rai,:," pontiff, is destined fo be his last) there ls
I probably none rn re calculated to interest the
American pe pie than thnt Which ref.os to Free
Masonry. The Pope once again condemns the
raf: "as defying God," as "Assailing Christian
Institutions," n? "ridiculing the sacraments as
mere auperatltloi -ind as "aiming at the ile.
st ruc) :i of the popular respect for 'he Divine
power." Thees denunciations, which baie coins
rr >m the v it lean at different Intervale during thc
last r ides, ? :-" I mn 1 str.a/ig* and ln
, rehenalble to the Fre.- Masons of the l'nlted
s ,,n,l England. It would bo wrong to ; -
' tribute tl 'y "f th.- Roman Catholic
i, iwi ? ? i. r ward the Institution to mt re
leg ti- ,-r io clerical tyranny .md reaction, it is
t.asei ,,n ,; iii : ff, ?-. nt grounds, which cnn only
i.xplslm t bj calling attention to the radical
difference that exists between American and
British Masonry and that ,<f France, Italy and
. Austria. Were the brethren f these three c-uin
? -,f America, thg ('-' irah of R-me
wi lld ;?: alli never hnv felt Itse.f Impelled ru
if I and r . object ? ' Roman
-? becoming affiliated therewith. Indeed,
ng as they adhered !?> the original doctrines
,,f the order, the Papacy maintained a passive
.ir l m.cu <?-:- n iii- attitude toward rh.- craft, ti
which many eminent :? latea have belonged,
When, In IMS, I ntlnental Maaonry be?
ljan ' evote its rei 1 lt- activity to
iti , i ' ? works ?' benev
?v- attitude "f the Church <'. Rome nn?
.l, iv. . for th-' w..rs,.. and since the
? io lias r k" rt pla'- between the lodges of
??. ital) ..ui Austria and (boee of America
and i'c.- ir Britain, thi Vatican has conoldered
nilen n M i - ni y and I i light lit
with ail 'h" means a- Ra command.
Th 'rv bji tl ii of the Roman C Rh?
one Church to Masonr) .: 1 hy that T mean
ntal Ma la rh- very same ns thnt <>f
ittei and the American
..Ml British lodgi s I' la the id. ntlfl ratl ri t
l-.i ii mid Italian Maaonry with athelam athe
? ,. ,,f ti,., most aggressive and militant
, -. ? [n a i and rites of the
In Englli h il klQg i luntriea figure th
\ ' \ i; ac, which mean "In
tho : - - r, ra nd Ai hil I of the I'nl
? .... I , ? fi ssl ii of belief In the I >elty
constitutes pm nod parcel of the Initiation of
?;,,. brethren nf Ihe i rder In the 1 dgi -< of
(.'ian ? n ' Italy, h .wei er, the use of these
-.\ mi, ;: al Irttere has been abolished and refer*
? , ihe I "ii inl:v In anj sha-.r form has
been Btrlrtl) forbidden. Strangel) .-ri",ugh. this
?: .ni ui of all religious element fi in tho
i""-:, h and lr..lint lodges owes Its origin to M.
Mttre, the compiler of the rel bi ite 1 French dlc
- ? ry, uh> subsequently died a fervent and
,n .ti bigot. 1 Roman Catholic. To him belongs
the chief binden of reeponalblllty for a measure
thal hus I ii overwhelming ? batacle to
ihe principal sim of Vreemasonry, which ls the
establishment of sentiments >.f brotherhood snd
uni n ru.! "iilv between Individuals, but slso be?
tween nations Th,- moment this action of the
Oi ind Orient of France and Italy became known
decrees were al once ls-u" l by the Masonic Orand
Maslen of Great Britain. Ihe l'nlted State..
spain. Portugal and PruBsle, as well as Sweden,
prohibiting the brethrei of their respective na?
tionalities from sttendlng sny French or Italian
lodge meetings "r even from cut.-ring Inl i Ma?
sonic Intercourse with members of the Callie ,.r
Hail.Ul I ile.
lt should, therefore, be thoroughly horne in
mind that the .math.nias of the Church are di?
rect.-], ti"! OO much SgSlnst American. English
,,r even Bpsnlsh snd Portuguese Masons, bul
mainly against those of Haly and France The
activity of Ci.- Brotberh.1 In these laat two
countries is neither benevolent nor social, bul
purely political, and Ita openlj avowed object ls
the ? v, rtiu- in of the church and th.- annihilation
,,t every form "f religious belief. Among its pub?
licly declared aims i nu,,:.- from French and
Hall..ii Masonic writings and speeches af.- "th.*
exclusion ,,f every Catholic or religious element
ft,,m ail public administrations, from hospitals.
schools; from tb.'iniclls* that govern the desti?
nies of tho country, from academical and other
corporal." Institutions, from committees and fam?
ilies .md exclusion Prom everything everywhere
and forever," "i"' "'I'" sbolltion in schools ..f
every kind of religious Instruction because th.'
stat.-, whldi ought to be absolutely Atheistic, has
th.- inalienable right and duty to form the heart
cud -plr'.t of RS eltl/.ens." and. again, "to lay
r- ligion waste in its foundations and In tts very
sources ,,f Ufo namely, in the school and In (the
family." Tie" nallan l'.dg.-s, moreover, proclaim
their determination to secure "tbe suppression of
all religious eonmrallone. the conSacatton of all
,-ccleHlKstle.il property and the abolition of thc
Papacy," willoh the Grand Orient of Ilotn.- de?
clares i" 1"' "'I'" Implucatrte and deadly enemy of
If these wen merely empty threats the Vatican
could afford to treat them with contempt. But
they are quita ihe reverse, for of the 504 mem?
bers of the Italian Chamber of Deputies there are
no Uss than 300 who are openly avowed Free
Masons, and for the last ten years there haa al?
ways been a Masonic majority In the Cabinet.
Crisp. Dode, Bnnardslll and Lncneg. all hold
. high office |n the (.rand Orient of Italy, and the
lar.? Prime Minister. Depretis, as well as the pop?
ular statesman. Nb ,;rra, were burled with Ma?
sonic instead of religious rites.
In the French Chamber there are over 200
Masons. and most of th" prominent statesmen
of the last twenty years. Including Gambetta.
Gravy, Tlrard. Clemenceau, Douvler. Floquot BBSs
I Ferry, have belonged to the fraternity. The
| Grand Orient of France has taken a leading part
In the ivar organized during the last fifteen years
against the Roman Catholb s and the clergy. "Le
clericalism, volla l'ennemi," ls the device of every
lodge in the country. The former Orand Master,
M. Cotfavru, who was on the Hoard of Directors
of the Panama Company, besides being a salaried
employe In the railroad department of Baron
Alphonse Rothschild's office, has publicly de?
scribed Freemasonry as the bitterest and moat
relentless enemy of the Church. As gi c-.l nbc ve,
lt was In th-, la'ter part ,,f the forties that the
continental Masons first began to devote their
attention to politics. This was tine to the se?
verity of the various monarchic!, governments
in dealing with persons professing liberalism and
j radicalism. The men found that lt was only be
; hind the closed doors of lodges duly "tiled" that
j they could make th?lr voices heard and give
free expression to their political sentiments wlth
I out peril of Imprisonment and even worse. Every
; radical politician In France, Haly and A i(*tria
became affiliated to the order for political pur
1 poses only, and while In ihe Peninsula Masonry
i became synonym, us with Garlbaldlanlsm and
Masslnl. rn, 'n France the mere fact of belonging
, to the craft was understood to indicate adherence
to the advanced doctrines of Louis Riane and of
Ledru Rollin. During th,. Empire Napoleon III,
j who was himself a Free Mason of the Italian
rite, endeavored to counteract the Increasing ten?
dency of the French Masons to radicalism and
republicanism hy getting, first, his cousin, Prince
Murat, and then the chief of his military house?
hold, bluff old Field Marshal Magnan. appointed
as Grand Master. But his efforts were doomed to
, failure, and I: was tho Masonic edment in French
politics that contributed more than anything elan
to th,- overthrow of his throne.
Whereas In the I'nlted States, Great Britain,
! Germany ard Scandinavia Masonic interference
J with politics ls discountenanced and condemned,
in Franc any attempt to check this interference
would be treated with derision, SS the brethren
' regard themselves, nlrh some degree of Justice,
SS Important factors in the creation of the Re?
public. Aft.-r th- collapse of th.- Roulanger
hubble a few years ag.., those of his adherents
who belonged !<? the .raft iver.- subjected to se
vere dlsclplinsry measures by their lodges, not
because tii.-y had taken part In a political move?
ment, hut liecaus*' they had been on the losing
I side. In order to spprectate this. Iel any Ameri?
can Mason consider how he w iuld feel if .ailed to
account and punished by his lodge for having
voled with th-- Farmers' Alliance .,r some other
factional movement against the party in office.
Tn strong contrast with th.- hostility displayed
by til.- Roman Catholic Church toward Masonry
' In Italy and France is the tolerant attitude of its
clergy toward the craft in Portugal and Spain.
I remember som.- yean ag,, attending the funeral
gi I.l-l" n of Anl ni , de AgUlar, who at the time
: ,,f his death held the pia," of 'Irani Master of
th-- ord.-r In Portugal. I>"'i Antonio was an ex
, Minister Of Public Wt rks, a Senator, the presi?
dent ,,f the r ,yai Geographical Society, and had
f,,r several yean acted as governor and bear
>.f the present King. His body Uv tn
stat-- f-,r ti-o (lays in the Church of St. Isabelle
i' Lisbon, ar ray.,I in his Masoni,* Insignia, and
among th- wreaths and floral emblems deposited
i at th- bier wei- many hearing Masonic inscrip?
tions. During th- whole time that the body re?
mained in -hurch priests were kneeling in an
attitude ,f pray.-r beside th- collin, on the day
,.f th- funeral, which was attended hy repre
sentatlvec ,,f the King and Queen in state car?
riage*-', a larg- coring- ,,f prelates and priests in
full canonicals was present. They drove to the
em. tory in court carriages. Th.- full services
,,f the Romao Oath-,lb" Church were performed
at the grav- hy the clergy, during the course tot
which tie discourses iif farewell to the dead,
s- .teaman were delivered by Deputy Seftor Elias
? ,,ti behalf "f th" Free Masons of portugal, and
by Sef.,,r Vtllareno on behalf of those ,,f Spain.
Th- latter, ty the wai. though th- most c.ith die
country on the face "f the earth, has as its
Masonic Grand Masr.?* Bef i Begasta, the pres
. nt Prime Minister,
In Sw-.bri arid Norway tbe Grand Mastership
t- held i-i King iiscir. who ? cupled that office
lom. before his ascenelon t-- the throne, .and his
ire ali Mas-,ns. ,(< are als,, th- s,,ns and
grandaons -,f Queen Victoria, whose h.-ir. the
Prince "f Wales, la Grand Master f the Rritisb.
Masons. In Denmark lt is the Crown Prince who
is ,.? the head ? f the Grand Orient, while the
late Emperor Frederick held th-- Grand Master?
ship ,,f Prussia's Fr ?- Masons from the year be?
ter- his m.tiri.ige until th- time ,,f his death.
Th,- present Emperor, sith nigh a Mason, haa
declined to accept th- Grand Mastership in suc
n to his father and lt is now held by hla
brother-in-law, Prin,- Frederick Leopold. Like
ail th- soi-reigns who have reigned over Hrussla
since rh.- tim- ,,f Frederick th- Grant William
figures "ti the rooter -f th- order as protector of
iii,- Prussian bran, h of th- craft.
It ls probably owing to this merited Interest
in the fortunes of the craft manifested by royalty \
in th- north of Europe thal has led to the large **
representation of the aristocracy to be found
In ih,-,-ide, While in Franc, and Italy member?
ship , f a lodge i*. regarded in th- light ,-f an
admission that one l-vngs to the nouvelles
couches of society, In Prussia, Scandinavia and
patti' ul.un In Great Britain, thc Orand Orients
ate composed almost exclusively ,,f titled per
snnages or of th,- Intimate associates "f royalty.
Th.- result is that in London and Berlin ad?
mission to a good b"lge ts jus- as eagerly sought
and a* difficult to secure se election t" an ex?
clusive and faehl mable club.
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TIOS t'N Tin: I'Aiii OF niK man WITH
Two mei sere ng ?? '?*?:?' wn one morning re
,-,-..-:> :?! .,.-., . ram. The man with the silk
hat bal made a dli - v. and he questioned _,_.
f... :; i ttl Il
"Ar- you right-ban led?"
"Vee," -all (h.- iran iii the -.opooe-t.
"Right-legged, bIsd?"
-I-;..,:." legged, no." **?
"Why, of curse I'm sure I have more powe*
and accuracy and d.-sterlty In m> right arm and
baili than in my left arm ar I hand. Bu. as for
mi leg., I can and do use one the same as the
' uther "
"flow al,..ur >.'ur ears?"
"Sui:, as legs." \
"Each equal to ti:- other in a*J respects."*' '
" S l-s t. your- ian v"
"Wh) ai- you Baking rn,- such .pies-ions? if
then'a a toke .a prospect, let'o have the laugh
I. itv "
"N,. |oke All ilncerltj Wanted to know how
wei; urn ki;.-.i yourself gee your- very slightly
acquainted. Just watch yourself for a few daya.
Die proper stud) for mankind ls goodby, here's
nu station, you'll be ;.'ie m isl surprised man"?
"Step lively, pl, ise." called rhe guard?"in the
wor I." And the Inquisitor Just managed ro get
OUI upon :tie ? ta tlon platform as the iron gates
banged behind ti.in
'lour.' r.gh:." s.ul 'he mari arith the topcoat, a
' c mple t.f mornings ;a:er.
"Told iou"
"Dead righi I've kepi tab -n myself. No:lced
when I us.-d th- telephone 1 always put the re
celver to my r.gh: ear, Trie I my left ear and got
ad mixed up, Found I alwais put my left foot first.
? Into an elevator, and si ways : -ok tho llrst step
, with 1: when I went up or donn stairs. Started to
go down s ne steps With mi right foot leading. *n<i
nearly bid a tumble. Then i'm right-Jawed. I ai
it.ii. chew tm f.t.l on Mu right -ll ,,f my mouth.
j N'.vi-r tn night of lt b.fore. bur things do not lasts
a< good on tbs .-f: side Thei -lo no: taste so much.
..".her. Queer, isn't ;:. bow the sense of tast? wilt
became mon highly developed in one part of the
mouth :h..n In another by us.- anl force of habit?
1'ui left-eyed. You know, I'm Intensted In botany
and tine a microscope a greal di i! Well, I In
i variably look through the Inetrument with my left
? ve I-",,r ,,t !.nari purposes, my right eye. seems,
! to bs aa keen as 'h- ief: .me. but l found that lt
1 was not a: ai Benefactor*,' when i applied it to tie
I mlcroacspe, I'm right-hand^ 1. left-eyed, rlghr
Jaw.-J, left-legged ged right eared I suppose I'm
rlgh: -ir left a good macy more Things, but I haven't
had ima io discover them yet"
"Who. <iH"'-r Hiing*) wc aref sail the man with
the _.,k hat. _
From The Chicago Inter Ocean.
"Madam Bleach has invented a eimplexlon rems*
dy that ls going to bring an Immerse fortune to
"Hoes lt make one fair as a lily in one applies*
"Pooh, no; lt makes you look as sunburned ana
freckled as if you'd been away for the wno'* sum?

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