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J6 n nn Jh blJiN SUNDAY MAltCLL 15 I ItHIi I I KMiv 1 lUl
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1 A mvnv rjcoz tomnxsat
f Z tArtH 0 Mill Fart with flIP
fm + Hr Tole K r Kau r statf Hei
prtrt r bI Ta
I PAlm Jb nIn Uss I than six months shi
ha beoom famous Lut August she WM
alaglng in a little caf at Montmartr called
La Divan Japonal wher aha wa dlMOvrd
by som bohemian posts and journalist
bno sh passed t th Joyous Moulin
Itoag the Mabill of Montmartr Uis far
I ort bachelors promcnad In Par and te
I grand conserratory of transcendental ohoreg
raphy At the Moulin Bong Yttte Gui
bert Increased her public Bh won the
I tim ot a aor ot pot and Jour
nallttB who began to talk about her In l
ths Pn The sons writer Xantot found
I la ht an Ideal Interpreter ot his drr and al
I wr ingenuou cynicism The advanced
artistla and literary journal Li Ctourrler
fttnfuli took her up lent a man t draw her
hc and gesture and published her por
trait Thn ehe became a celebrity but he
fan remained confined to the artistic Bohe
t mia e Moatmartr having only a feeble echo
t a lortonla on te grand boulevard Still
t waa a rumor tat Montmartr had pro
t t aoed a asw fledgling a fotur artists per
kp sossebody who had a personality
Then fllowd a tour in Belgium with the
I Cosmopolitan humorist QUbrtand In Novem
I ber a real d but at Paris in the Concert Par
s1 IM a small oaf chantant In the Faubourg St
lt of no gnat reputation However the
I Ooaeert Parislen wa the ofadle ot Panlua the
labnltabl and now wornout Paulns who
mat the fame ot Oon Boulongor who I th
I 4raturr had succeeded might now have
I kn Baron Paulus or Dun de la Bolteuse Who
Ii I i j
knows Furthermore the Concert Parislen Ie I
faose to the boulevard and at night I attracts
I attention by means ot letters of flame and
f hug posters Thus one night the Parisian
a In the glare of go jets the words
5 D6but dx vett Gullbert In her end of the cen
I tury repertory AndYvett made her d but
and found favor in the eyes of the publlo Her
tans spread and the clubmen and tie swell
oootts went to the Concert Parislen contrary
I to their custom to applaud th new diva
Curious hot wondered whether they could
Bav Yvette at their soirees It appears
that hr fln at twit repertory Is I not alto
thrt 1 Iha I lay r1t olteJ would
irnark tentatively i to which an admirer of
yett tmUflF that br diction wa so
adinlrablet7ateI cpuq log anything In
ouri of tim inc Iasnonabl public heard
IUr In 0 tspeppprtoruaooes when cli
yu LHJtel bJ r an and L petit
srpeatdarsb > 4utlant1 resonytnabJe
rlut48 eW oablHo
4 epe ab6r Yfr > aWI7 onLy Jaa Ho
uti grand ladles war oopousea Then follow
iA an nggmni to Sing t songs every
Ight In the pantomime at tb very fashion
able Nouvean Clrao and finally matinees
I Wre organised at tt XheAtr dApplloatlon
specially tor the b nflt ot the society ladies
ft t the elegant otl our It Hngue
i4 ltux to Introdno t artist and ex
pound in a n ut J1t4s feenO the is
sane and spirit otfli o itecu ingenuousness
I WOT the moment Vtt Is the craze of tne Pa
rlsiaBs Society popl talk about her the sim
ile public applauds her the bill sUckers coe
the walls i with hr r o tl t and Jules Ch ret
U 1
i baa consecrated hr lam by designing for the
I Concert Parisian op of his most mysterious
j and snbtl harmpnis m carmine and blue
j I For my parti have been from the beginning
I mlr 0 nte I applauded her in her
d Qtmartr day and went night after night
I t to listen to br ocaus she Is an artist and be
1 can I hold that w must not disdain any
thine which gives a full artlstlo Impression
j and makes u I find I I for the moment more
J amusing and happy without impairing our
virtu I mar even add that I have auto
y craphlo expressions 01 gratitude from the
r 1 olva written In the English tongue with
Jrhloh she appear to be more or lea familiar
E 9h wit of the song writer Xanrof interested
me the talent of the Interpreter had a savor
ef novelty and IntelligenceQualities that are
rare In cafiS concert singers the duo Xanrof
Yvette aincere was decidedly unconventional fresh
Xanrof Is a barrister a man who ha taken
his degree at the Borbonne who adores lit
rturo I the form of couplet He Is a Rort
ot TlUon fin de elMr gay cynical without
venom sarcastic and yet ingenuous Nothing
Ill more unlike the usual march and wolta
tousle or the stupid floutlouc of the ordinary
chauvinist or obscene oaM concert songs than
the trico rnioria < long of Xanrof Otamiont
If Oil as he calls thlm Xanrof songs
Jiavo n literary turn his muslo has an onl
world Innocence that suggests reminiscence
of the gentle airs ot the pavane and the men
vet Take for instance LHotel du NumSro
I It of which her 1 the first couplet with the
Jsaualo noted
i J4U = I
Jbablt presdTEcol de HfdDe Au pr
mlertont moans u bourgeolsTJn de meni aagnl
EJ 4 T De A 1hO tel de na m6ro a
t r rt I IJ = ll
o 1 A IhO te da BUm6ro trots
Th song gives an excellent and faithful pie
tar of the lintfl Comm > of bl f furnished lodg
Jue of the LatinQuarter of the chamber
alch hW takeu the place ot th bundle of
traw In a barD of the daysof Abhnd and
the Hue de Fouare There are Iron bedsteads
and wooden ones fare the song and all kinds
it bedbugi 001 sheets are no bigger than
able napkins the dish washing Is done lye
he dogs tongue the roams are swept some
lines the prevalent perfumo Is neither Lubln
iorambera wet fraternity reigns among
lbs lodgers they are very courteous to one
nothsr nod all use the same oomb A fMtl
b twmfro row The maid servant II not very
rtty but the lodger do not pay much alien
rt I to faces and bO they pay court to her en
Ou lot fell I fur 05 f uralll
A ilitteldu l numro trot
Here Is I another souvenir of the Latin Quar
ter she ballad of four students intended to In
ulro young men with fear ot roung women
Of then four students one wa studying liter
ature the second wa studying Boman law
the third I wo running Into debt and tho fourth
ya doing nothing These four students fell
0101 blul f01h
in love will one and the sam girl and sbeje
Insiklndbeaited made them all benny lbs
flrst offered her hIs life the second his arm
the third bin purse and the fourth oa u1 Ja
I I And lu exchange tie girl gave them all her
t aneotlon for
I La plea blls Bile da moniU
j f pull > daaosr gee a r quell a
j When the vacation came the feur students
returned to their homes and their parents In
great alarm reproached them for not working
and cut off the supplies of money Ho tbe four
tudonts resumed tfcelr studies with despera
tion and as they were not accustomed to work
they died before time end of the year and that
I how It happened that on aucount of a girl
Cur student died of ntudx
V it l commmi pour us Siam
Y a quM 4tu5IaIltI
A la I oil d ci dram
Qstsi LeftS tn travaUlaal
In the not of artlsss comedy is i lara
Little Urp nt sung t the air of a pavan
It is the story of a poor little serpent that had
nothing to eat
null nn pieTy petite strttnl
Qul oil paT s < astir sossli 1 hal
A charitable j > ernon finds this poor reptile
and taken It to Bitrilou who Is reputed for his
Mlndnes to snluials Hardou carries it to the
4 fort Bt Martin and offers It t Harab who Is
0 lboult for r play In Iec
Ua Sara receives the serpent kiudty and
puts In her bosom Intending to give 1 It the
breast but neither Parah nor the serpent can
find anr breast In that famous bosom and so
the reptile rcmaini
Da raan rtttu Nrptat
q it navali rlD k mtttrt tout U diet
Naturally as we are among Gauls some of
Natnrnlr endotthecentury songs which
form Yvett Uullberts repertory nre risky to
for Ir tie least but nevertheless witty on tLat
account La Fiaoreas a narrative nnd as
a bit of onomatopoeic music II i decidedly
i 1 i t = ir I I
UD flaere aIal trot U aint Cthla
cahs Ha dial Hop 11 Dn filers allslt troth
m I = = 4ll
v Bant Jsons a veo un cochir blanc
clever and as a specimen of droll alluslveness
Helolso et Abelaid not to be disdained
But what II the use of talking about songs T
The only way to enjoy a song Is to her It
sung One of the Intense impression of art to
Imlroslool ur
be found In oontemporary Paris Is beyond
doubt this Yvette Uutlbort hor songs and her
way of singing them tbe woman her silhou
ette and her diction Hhe Is an artist this
tail Filial blonde girlwith her lips redder
than poppies in corn her hair brushed back In
radiant waves leaving the forehead pure her
rdlaot tie purl
figure long and greclie like the women in the
nnrloDI ni araole lke wOlun
pictures of VYntteau and Mantegna Ucooilet
extremely almost down to her waist Yvett
Oullbrt reveal n o turgid strossnsss of
Olll n I she is more llllal than Borah Bern
rn on rh is wore clean out and
Irr supple Yvette in line attitude
end sobriety ot gesture suggests constantly
the figures In the pictures of the early pre
Ilaphnellte artist of Italy and therein she
teem to me to b peculiarly modern andtn tt
neclr to use a meaningless phrase which is
nevertheless acnulrlng a meaning For as
several observers of such gray trifles hat remarked
lvral oblrr rae
marked our modern feminln Ideal the Ideal
of 18U11 is far removed both from that of Greek
statuary and from thoVisibly Egyptian trD
whlol Qrovln brought Into vogue in root re
cent yesral our modern Ideal suggests com
parison with certain Florentine statutes
with the long and svelte ncutesot the
th Hotto1 and OhliTandaJo with
the rae slenderness of certain Tanagra
statuette In YvettoOullbertM features there
II something delicate something singularly
vivacious and Intelligent In the line of the
liody the excessive iengtblness Is augmented
by the effect of very long black gloves cover
ing te arms au ietIOO < email angle of the
dAoolietoge which ij I alt in leollh rather than
Fn breadth I the Hmallne ot the waist amplU
Oes by contrast the form of the bust and hIps
and in her whole person and dress there is an
intensity drawing which so to speak ac
centuates and even exaggerates all that
x8lratel tt
Ootuat ea
is 1 significant of femininity amid with all
this < a suppleness and slow grace pf
movement In tbe body a perfect tranquillity
and selfpossession aqulnteasentlallKlng of the
means of expression which enable the artist to
attain a maximum ot affect with minimum of
exterior movement to remain almost motion
lens I and without gestures and to attain every
thing by means ot tie voice and tho mobility of
the physiognomy Mile Yvettn Is young am
bitious and full of talent We may expect
soon to see her on the stag In the modern
equivalent Qf the lyrlcodramatlo spectacle in I
which women like Mo < Chaumont and Judlo
became famous In a now remote alt
I have elsewhere compared Yvetta Onllbert
to a lynn Keiane but the comparison will con
vey nothing t most of my reader who have
not seen that admirable comedienne What
comparison for that matter can give an idea
of on artist whose personality and talent are
made of shades of difference who is I withal a
Latin woman and whose Ideal of art and vision
of reality are wholly other than AngloSaxon 1 I
Then why It may be asked do you write about
this Yvette 7 Because her voice Is sweet and
her diction most delicate because her neck la
lie a tower of Ivory because the songs that
she sings generally to grave and dolent
rhythms are full of irony and modernity and
because his the mUslon of tbe writer In news
papers to excite and to satisfy the curiosity of
the reader anL THKODOBE GUILD iI i I
The Ca i of Da Kos act Cnmmt g
From tin Pall Malt COwls
proposof ths Tranby Croft baccarat scandal
Which is now attracting so much attention It 1
may not be amiss to recapitulate the principal
circumstances of tho great exposure of lb7
when Henry William Lord de Itoa the premier
aron of England was virtually convicted of
having cheated at whist at Grahams rremle
raveller and elsewhere
Then as now the judicial proceedings took
the form of an action for libel brought by the
accused party against one of his accuser and
curiously enough the latter was a Jin John
nmmlng We are not aware whether this I
gentleman was In any degree related to the
family of Blr William OordonCummlng but
It IN not unlikely I
I Then as uowto continue the parallel an
attempt was at Ort made to hush tbe later
UP and Lord da nO1 accusers Lord Henry
entinok Blr William IngilDy Capt Alexan
der Mr nrook Oreyllle Mr CnmmlngandMr
edrgePnyno had sreed among themselves
that they would only Intervene In < tbe event of
the delinquent continuing to play at cards I
he ceased playing altogether theybad resolved
that they would not expose him This decision
however wa not formally conveyed to Lord
de noS but anonymous letter warning were
addressed to him which it was considered
would have the desired effect
For eighteen months or two years prior to
the soandal Lord de lies had been susnected
of unfair practices At tbe trial the specific
occasions on which he was charged with
having cheated were Dec i 1B33 at
Brighton Feb 19 1838 let the Travellers
Club and July 1 1830 and other days at
Grahams Club In July 1831 several mem
hers of Grahams bad become convinced of
his lordships dishonesty and mOlt of these
avoided him ant even positively refused to
play with blm Others however while equally
persuaded of his guilt often consented to be
bis partner at whist and when they were not
playing themselves would back his hand for
large amounts Tots was admitted by the In
dividuals referred t at the tria
Lorddelioswas In his 43th year he was
fairly well off though not exactly wealthy For
a score ol years orso he had been a member of
lJcor Boodles Brook and Grahams and
at I of bell clubs he was In tbe habit of play
log whist Ho bad occasionally netted as
much as 1600 In one night at Brookes both by
points and by betting At Graham In 183tS
the play appear to have been comparatively
low as a rule guinea points were ployed for
with S3 on the rubber From January to July
S oOLthe Jrom
tbat year Lord de Bos played at Grahams on
fiftyone occasions as shown by the olqb
book and his winnings amounted to 680 paid
to him br Graham exclusive of what be may
have netted backing his bad In Julywhen
his I position at Grahams had virtually become
untenable he ceased to go there and la the
middle of August he left England for Germsnr
While be was abroad a ribald blackmailing
print the Oatlrtit which lad got hold of the
wrong end ot the story pubUb a garbled
account ofithe proceeding at Grahams an
on bearing of this Lord de Bo returned to
England and proceeded against the papor
Tbe Oatirlifp statements were altogether In
cm reel find his lordship would probably baT
obtained a verdict against this journal but
the gentlemen who charged him with cheating
now came forward
Medical and other witnesses testified at the
trial that Lord de Itos suffered from a painful
disease which Induced great stiffness of tb
joint and so Incapacitated him that he could
not possibly accomplish any sleightofhand
tricks Witnesses also came forward from
Brookes Boodles and Whites and deposed
that be had never been Buspeotod of cheating
there Lord Wbarnollffe Lord Robert Gros
venor the Earl of Clare nod Mr Henry Bar
lag further testified that his loriaho was one
of the best whist player In England and that
his skill alone sufficed t explain his
constonj success lucl d But on the I
other side the evidence was crushing 01 wo
elicited that Lord de Bos was nth habit of
marking the aces and kings of the packs h
played with and that when dealing th cards
be would frequently Chang the tnrnup card
liautrr la couoi by sleight of hand On one
occasion alter the cards had been shuttled a
certain aoe was seen to b the bottom card of
tho pack The cards were then out and Lord
deltos dealt them when this name ace though
Its position should have bn changed by the
cutting sgaIn proud to be the list card
and was turtieti up by his lordship
hit WUlam Jngitby indeed swore that
he had seen Lord do hoes change JO
turnup card at least a seore of times Mr
George Payne also gave some most damnatory
evidence Ills lordshlo It appears would be
seized with a violent lit of coughing whenever
II was Ills turn 10 deal and would tak his
bands in which he held the cards from off the
table as If to press his stomach Whenever
this happened Irl always turned UP an honor
I was shown also tbat no cards wen vr
found to be marked except when Lord do tt
had been playing with them l marks had
apparently been made with the finger nails
the trial lasted two daysF 10 and 1
Tie latl 11
Powerful speeches were made by counsel on
both sides and nrd Denmaq the J ndge sum
med up Impartially enough but expressed
himself greatly struck by the evidence of Mr
Georg Payne Th jury were less tbat a a
te of an hour lu considering I their verdict
which was in favor pi UrCummlng thn im
plying that Lord Ilk Bos wasjroUtr of
the practice Imputed to him To court
was thronged with member of t Il fubUn
able London club by whom the decision ot
the jury was received with solemn sl nO On
the morrow soJhs newspapers anpounie tb
noble lord halt England for llotterlam He died
In iHMii I and wee succeeded in the title PI his
brother nn upright and able tnIt
lrtbn of the leading journals of the prins
commented ou the case at great length The
I Mnrnina utironlotf 1Ibl e a powerjuJ article
on the evils of jmtnDllnir tJtwlc of the age
whIch would bear reprinting at present
J >
lour I rait WA K or nix tnrioir
Utertee Hear Vs > m Ike YrMt si ike
Botl al West Pot itCttkeea el > Tliv
glels Dert > the as > ls at JPtr
burg After the Mtm K zp1eeieefleseI <
AiiBntt or ike ColeW cC Dlvll < mlntr < I
ttsg reroiitsiadLietertsal lmIdate I
We were sitting in Misr chairs upon the I
veranda of the little hotijl at West Point It I
was a warm night I In June A lull moon
swung between Break Niiok and Storm King
reflected in the shim
The silvery sphere yas llfeCd
mering waters below It A faint breeze stirred
the leaves of the tree Fireflies were circling
over the sward The Jib was laden with the
smoke of fragrant Havajiai Th music of the
mOkl frAlrat 1aa te
band hud ceased taP bad been sounded at
the barracks and the UMes had retired to rest
A group of army ofltaers were exchanging
reminiscences of the w r Among them were
old volunteer officers wtyo had achieved fam
I not fortune As mfetnlgbt approaehd a
gentleman with an Iroiigray beard deepset
eye and bulging paroeiyiUv faculties began to
detail his experiences atTetersburg He wore
1 slouch hat and a plain dark suit of clothes
I was evident that I e 11 ID far more 1
viI than man a regulatt army officer lie was
Gen Byron A Cutoheoa of Mlthigan Chair I
man of the Military Com pht of the House of
Representative and a msimbsr ot tha Board of
Visitors In a modest rat vivid way h told the
story of the explosion of t the mine at Peters
burg His comrades leaiied forward and Its
tened with breathles Intterett Month hv
passed since I heard It rtit memory recalls I
as readily ss it I had beoji told yesterday
The Ninth Crp rejoined the Army of the
Potomac jOt before tbjj fight at Bpottsyl I
vanta lIen Cutohson began 111 wounded
in that fight and wa ssm to a hospital I was I
not able t rejoin mr command until Jnlr a I
was Colonel of the Twentieth Michigan Volun
tn I found mr reglmstat la I front of Peters
burg I occupied what wo know as the
Horseshoe It was a place where our works
mad salient to the enemy lne We were
placed on the cork of the aho right in front of
Battery Morton This was a slxteengun
battery and the heaviest of our line Our
rifle pits were on the tide < ot a hill facing the
enemys line A little streslm ran between our
breastwork and the fcatury A part
of our division whs the Forty
eighth New York commanded by Col
Pleasant I was made up almost exclusively
of miners from the anthtaolt coal region
Our division got the petition on the 17th and
18th ot June after a very Mvere struggle I
quickly occurred to Col Pleasant that he
could run a sap or mla from Inside our work
down by this little tram along the hill and
under the rebel fort that oeoupled the salient
of the enemy line He laid the plan before
Uen Burnslde Bnrnslde gtav his approval
Pleasant went to work with his Pennsyl
vania miners The formation wa heavy red
clay The cappers worked with pick and
hovel They carried the earth out of the
work In cracker boxes I was deposited
down In a little hollow on the bank of the
stream nut of light of the enemy The work
went on till about the 31th or 25th of Jnlr
when it a announced that the mine wa
According to my recollection the sap ran
somewhat more than 900 hundred yards and
ended under the fort There wa a crossflap
I think about fifty feet achway from the
ffr ah 8 te cen
tral lap In the form of a Roman cross The
magazines were placed at the anile of the
cross and in the centre Powder was carried
In in sacks and emptied Into large wooden
boxes like hoppers Then a fuse was laid connecting
necting the arms of the cross with the centre
and back through the unit > The sap was then
fled with sandbags laid close together
About five thousand pound of powder were
placed I the mine I c vas curried In ht night
Our brigade was to form a part of die as
saulting column Un the Utlth of July It was
withdrawn so that our position might be occu
pied by fresh troops Ours was Humohreyss
Michigan Brigade It took in the First Bbarp
hooters th Second Infantry and t1 Twen
tieth Infantry In addition there wu the
Fortysixth Nw York and the Fiftittti Penn
On the 28th as I said we were withdrawn
from the line and moved back to the rear
behind the woo to let a little rest before the
assault On the bight of the 29th before dark
we ware moved further back to the plain near
a house at our division headquarters There
wo lay awaiting orders understanding that
we were to form a part of the assaulting
column Almost everybody on our side knew
of the movement Th rebel knew of I also
They had sunk a countermine but did not
strike the right place for a discovery We
wer ordered to lie dow I rlm r well
not long afterward of hearing some homesick
soldier singing
Jut 0 btfsr lb koU i ea r Iott
moit ot you
Will slew upon lbs > dill rm lithe with tie utiayU
Along toward the break of day our cooks
ware ordered to go t the rear and male oof
fe Befote the flrst light of day the ime
back with the kettles Hot coffee was served
and there was the crunching of hard took
Then were ordered to move forward as
quietly as possible We followed the troops In
front of us downInto the covered way or rig
al which was a great ditch full ten fet wide
and six feet deep It led to our breastwork
As we entered It pick and spades were given
to detail from lab regiment They were to
be used for opening our own breastworks af
fording a passage for artillery and t mae a
way to tie ensmy lines Our breastwork
were of earth about ten ft high capped with
sandbags The pioneers were ordered to b
in front and everything a In rssdlneis
The orders were that the mine should be
fired at the real of day When we got down
to the jilgzag or covered war near the little
brook we were ordered to hat and await the
explosion We waited very impatiently The
daylight broadened Btlll there wa BO explosion
plosion A little later we taw the men In the
rebel fort beginning to get up and move around
the battery We felt that the rain had failed
We afterward learned that the fUwa lighted
at the set time It burned for a while and then
want out Col Pleasant waited for a long
Urn Then he called for volunteers to go Into
the mine and find out where the trouble was
A Lieutenant and a sergeant Whose names I
have forgotten volnntrd to go In They
found the break They laid fresh powder in
the train relighted the fuse and cam opt
I had beD standing In the eovred war
keeping my re upon inc for which 1 knew
kPIDI ld b own up Aftlr getting tired of
clinging to the side of tie < muaoKmeni 1
stepped down for a moment to test myself I
limbed up agalu Justin tlmu to s ee the great
est light of the war I was looking directly at
the fort I saw an upheavalof the earth It
earned to bulge toward the sky Then a seam
opened and a tongue of name Rhot into the air
a hundred feet or mor Then the earth
M md to reopn and a ret fountain of
rd olay wit thrown Into the krb I oali
It a fountain The clay wan arched like
a fountain Out ollt nn Immense billow nt
whit Smoke rolled And through 1 nil W e
could see the fragments of gone the timber
of the revetments the planks of the platforms
musket men and Imb of men whirling
through the air in aa Immense contused mass
Then the great curtain of mol closed over
them and ail disappeared Th earth trembled
so that men who bad and up the breast
works tn see tbe iplosion wr thrown back
by the book That eight l of the earth rising
that tongue of name shooting upward that
fountain of red clay and th great whit cloud
of smoke rid u a picture my mind
u long u 1 flyC When the woke rqUd away
Ihjr wps a f Lol of red clay I wu the
it 1 tolt t mld JtlI
w a
vision etux corps wJnthva itwenihe
advance Pilot Gen Buraslde had planned
va Oa
that the colored troop should form aDne
Haultlngcoluint > Tbeybad been drilled for I
f or weeds But hen Mende wo afraid t put
hem In front They never bad bo in any
ever battle Ho thoUllI that I for aftr ra
oa bt liquid ulill Iur would b at
tributed to htm I He told Burnside he muht
Mlct any othis t r division commanded
fcy Ltuler aoX acd Potter Oo of the
ssrlous charges aflerwurl brought f gain I
llurnMd wa tbs ho allowed his dlUelon
oomnjandera t draw lot The lot fell to Led
ley Either of the other division were un
doubtedly better qualified In trOP and off
cers forth assault
c8 Jel troop went In good style across
the Held and Into th crater ol the mlns but
there they lot their formation Thy were
ther te IbrJofOatOI
broken up in the ruined breastworks covre4
War and general dlbrls They remainei
there in inextricable contusion Lediey him
self never went out of oar bresstworks I
know that ot my own knowledge GenWll
cox and Uen Potter were over in Battery Mor
ton watching the movement Burntide kept
ending word to Lediey to push out push out
Ldler sent the orders t ulh Colonels but
they never pushed out Then Potter asket
ueve out
permission to put his men II lie received Iti
hey went lu tine style TheY took the rebe
breastworks held them and o back < ftult
a number of prisoners
Then tbe colored division was put In I
was commanded by len Edward Ferrero of
New York It was formed almost entirely of
amost Intreti
regiments that had never been under lr The
office were a little fearful ot their conduct
and did not attempt to put them in line They
seat them out from our breastworks and across
the mine lu flank They were afraid they
would share the snmafata aa Idle division
The leading colored brigade was commanded
by Col Hlegcrled of Pennsylvania I knew only
one of the commanding oDlcsrs 1 remem
ber him very well lie wat Col 0 I
Btearns a college mat of mine at
Ann Arbor and afterward fo mn time
JJnlUd State Senator from Minnesota
I shall never forget the picture that he lad
from where I stood with mr brigade on the
f He stood o the very top of our breast
works his hat In one hand his sword II th
other cheering his black boys U the went lu
They went out of their own work Into the
rebel work through tll entanglement of the
mine into the open field beyond Then they
It t fld bJoPd
formed in line of battle and advanced It U I
t be said t teir honor tat the colored toP
I trodp wnt further tbat day up the slop than anr other
Immediately after the colored troops our
brigade was ordered up We were mlndd
by ae I Wlliiam Humphrey Tne Pint tharp I
hooter had the right of the brlnd Jhen
cam the Booonn Michigan Infantry and my
mint the Twentieth Michigan aod to our
left the Fortysixth New York a German regi
ment We were t go In line and throw our
dives upon the curtain between the mined
fort and the Suffolk road for while the mine
sixth Nw York wa t ohrg upon a aquar
work In their front and take < t We bad orosned
only I the breastwork and 1 disengaging
ourselves from the bodr In front when we got
a blast of canister from this square fort on
our left which the Fortysixth Nw York WI
to carry They never even charged Ir They
never got to It The charge of canister
went through mr Hoes and out a broad
swath I struck us diagonally I We gathered
up however and wentforwnrd aeronmhe Held
we took a breastwork lu the front of our line
We made those in the works prisoners IDea
sent them to the rear I was a hot fight
There was a clitceux dt Mil The abattls was
made of sharpened brachs of abalt had
mao throw It open or climb oa It 1 had
been pretty well destroyed by our fire In the
morning We had only fairly got Into position
when an officer who was making his way
throngh the abattls was struck In the side by
a bullet from his own line He pitched right
over and lay to the right of me a long as I
stayed there He suffered very much I re
member that a Lieutenant ot my regiment out
a lemon in two and gave him hal of It to slake
his thirst I think he died there
We got Into the rebel I breastworks We
confound we were enfiladed howe got out
and lay down on the out ldr Gen Harttnntt
was already in the mined fort He sent word
to me Tell Col Cutcheon to move his reel
mot hito tile crater
There wa one gun And one platform In the
fort that escaped the explosion Uo I moved
my len near th m The first men I saw were
the colored trqops coming back They bad
got stampeded and were pouring Into ths
orator One regiment bad only one oOlcer
Ift The colored troops stood without break
ing t1 they had lost very heavily but when
they broke they came pellmell I saw some
colored men there acting as gallantly as any
men I ever saw 1 saw colored corporals ana
sergeants put their bayonsti to the breasts of
their men to stop them bat It was no ole
They would oome bark
The rebels had rallied and were ready to
retake the for Ther were charging down
upon us We bad dug out some of the guns
that had been burled we had opened the
burled magazine We had detailed a scmad
from a Michigan regiment which bad been as
signed to artillery work They had mounted
and charged these pieces When the rebels
came on they found themselves confronted by
their own guns We repulsed their charge
easily aud waited to se what more would
come We expented that the Fifth Corps on
our left would be ordered to go In but they
were not There seemed to be no further
movement Along toward noon another charge
was made anti wasalso ranulsed We repulsed
this eoond charge without much difficulty
Then we had a conference There were
Gon Hartranft Gen Griffin and ITself wer
far as I know we were the ranking officers
there Ve were In the Crater Meantime
00 Marlrantt had received despatch from
Gen Burnsldo directed to the ranking officer
in the Crater It told us that Gop Grant had
directed a suspension of the attack and or
dered him to withdraw bin truops In his own
discretion a he might think best The con
ference was aii to whether we should withdraw
then or should bold the petition till we were
forced to retire or could retire under cover of
Meantime Gen Lee was calling In hM
Torres and massing them against us We were
without ammunition Many of our men boil
tired their lat cartridge Gen Hartranlt
ankd melt I would eo bock to our work and
se Gen Mlcnx and ascertain whether I could
get ammunition for our small arms Now and
then n squad of our men would try to run back
to our main lines Two out of three of them
would b shut I made readY for the passage
1 I unhooked mr sword from mr belt tied It lat
t my hand and started I think I never went
through such a hal In mr life The distance
was full 250 yards But I reached the mainline
line all right I found Col Belgfrled the rank
101 officer and was told tbat GenBurnaide
and Gen Wllcox were over at Battery Morton
Col Belgfrled said he would send one of his
Staff officers to find them I told him what we
wanted We wanted to stay In the Jratpruntll
dark and we wanted ammunition to hold It I
I sat down In a bombproof t await hIs answer
wer Just then I heard a yelL It was fol
owed by the rattle of musketry and the roar
of artillery up at the frolr And then all at
one our guns opened all along th line I
cnew that there had al a charge I could
near the rebel yell I looked over the breast
work and sarah our men coming back on
the run from the Crater They had no ammu
nition with which to bold Ie and the only thing
they could do was to evacuate It Among the
foremost I discovered Gen Hartranft making
one siepf I oftep laugned with him about it I
afterward tie rather nagged moe on the long
steps had made when I came back and I told
him 1 didnt think I could beat him The men
onrai back In a contused muss negroes and
white all mixed up
That attack upon Petersburg 1
over We had lost about 4 Quo men ot hits
Ninth Army Corp in killed wounded sad
missing without any compensating advantage
whatever I think it wa the gloomlt day I
ever saw In 1 the Arm of the Potomac My own
regiment that night mustered just eightyone
men My opinion Is that th movement might
lave been made success 1 the attack lad
been > made Burnslde planned It with the
colored division In the sssaultlng column and
had It Dod out In column and broken Im
mediately for the crest supported on the right
tnd left by two white divisions and followed
b ir a third a a reserve we could have gun
over the crest Then the Fifth aud Eighteenth
corps upon tnerlght and left might have moved
put and before the enemy oould have ral
lied we might have had possession of the en
Ire crest We could have had at least a mile
of their work The first mistake was In
changing Burnsides plan of assault by with I
drawing the colored division The second WW
In allowing the Generals Qf the three divisions
fo draw loc to see which should Ia Gun
Jurnslde should have assumed the tespowil
lllty of ordering his best division and lr beet
commander to lad the assault These mis
takes were aided by the failure or the fuse lu
the mine and the delay of tbe explosion
These V time for the enemy to become
awakened so tbe surprise was not as oomplst
aW1katlth WA
as i it would othrwU pave ben I must
V been 7 A M when the fort wa blown
nto the air At any rate tht son wa well
risen Aol J OUla
sys He On PoseS New metal
Avm IM CHIcujj mtunt
BOSTOK March 6 George A Clarke an ex
perienced Ironworker in this city claims to
have discovered a ore In the Book Moun
tains which he believes II new to the world
He says of It
I took specimens ol the ore to assayers In
Cincinnati Chicago and Boston and no one ot
hem rmiM tell mo the name ot the mineral
Then I began here a series if f exporlmentH my
self mixing It with molten Iron 1 combined
perfectly with the iron and I found that only
I small quantity wo necessary to increase
the quatt metal It rendered the Iron I
8111 tl
duotll spd In met acted u a purifier I
The product ot the alloy was a homogene
ous metal ot very fine Dar capable of high
er finish than before The la expelled bylts
use contained no metal and was ery light In
the treatment of Iron with only on per cant
of this new ere the formers tensile strength
was Incieued from 10 to 25 per cent Using
only half or one percent of this or iu a mix
ture with oopper Ir found that it gave the metal
greeter density and a great lnoraefrpm 60
S 100 per ptof Unslle strength Tb re
sulting rnefal too Is capable of a high polish
In a word I found that Ibe ore inorMtid t
isnsUe strength and the fluidity under halo
t these mttats and makes them both of
nosy grain I is noncorrosive
Mr Clarke produced a hlndlnl of the orea
substance that looked like a fine sandstone
save that I was black and Ino pieces of It
freent led highly polish U surfaces a e smooth
aa a 1 of glae Mr Clarke niused to state
tEalooaUon I 0 t field which C said was
exposed over tb C space of an acre al he is 1 try
w tojcj control of it first r
c =
ee5 tJervMt Ar Star hot Opec
horn who TVMt High Wages Cac
Ma flatTil Bureau DrlTtnsi MI
fraser Act the Bad sjcrtmt
A small towheaded bor with a vacant loot
on his face and a thumbworn old blank book
In his dir hands sluing on a short stool b
for a littered desk whistling In a lazy 1 halfhearted
heart tone small stove emitting a fterct
heat In an Indignant sort of war as I dis
gusted with Itself and Its surroundings nin
rickety chairs set In rows along the walls a
faded old smokestained ceiling and
faed carpet a eokRtnd celu ad
a rickety tablethese are the objects of lurnl
lure In n small square room on one of the east
side avenues The Interior of the room It
screened from the view of parsers br a dingy
blue curtain drawn over the lower half of the
windows A legend In faded yellow ODOI
giltletters over the door and on the window
announces that servants mar b hired there
This place Is I atypical Employment Agency
A reasonably careful observer will see man
curious thing In an hour In one ot thee agen
cles It II 1 always easy to get highpriced hlp
There la plenty of It But the leas killed and
lower priced service la han to obtain Tha
Is the kind most ot the uncle have to do
with Nine out of ten of the agent will tel
yon that the great trouble In scouring satisfac
tory help II with the employers A casual In
vestigation goes t show that they are right
This Is one ot the two month the year when
the business of the agents I active Now they
are finding summercmplorment for all kinds
1ole In September ther Wlfi be on the look
out for winter engagements The agents say
that the business Boa ohanced greatly In lie
last tow ean Twenty real ago said one
of them recently when n young couple set
up housekeeping the expected to start a
permanent establishment Tbe women In those
days were lamlllar with Housework from their
own house training They were not ashamed
to no Into the kitchen occasionally and alv
the green help a little Instruction Then to
we got a great deal of green help from the
constant Immigration which stopped bcre
Now all that Is I changed The women either
dont know enough or are too high toned to go
Into their kitchens and give their cook I
pointer when things dont In right And the
apply of green help from Immigrants is 1 cut
of They don stop here any more They go
on out Wet where tho old way has not
changed so much for tho worse Its almost
Impossible to get the ordinary plain help now
Very few people know how to engage help
said another agent They come hare and
talk to the girls for an hour at a lma and they
dont know enough to pick out the one who
te 01
will suit them Fourfifth of the time they ao
to telling what 1 said to my last cook or
what she said to me and the upshot of It If I
they make the girl think the place 15 1 too hard
and I she wont go whereas It they went at It Inc
bUAlness11 way they could soon be IUIe
8 said a third et the everlasting
shifting Is running a lot of trouble now its a
rare thing for a girl to have a plaoe more than
a few months even when she give the bent
satisfaction People go to Europe for the sum
mer and no to Florida for the winter and keep
house In the Interval between their pleasant
tripe Then ther Awl because ther cant gnl
firstclass help Theyre tho people that do
th kicking They want servants to show ref
erences lor years of service when theyonlr ex
pect to hire them for I few weeks or months
There are two Inside rooms at the plaoe
above described where girls looking for wOk
walt for possible employers They come early
In the morlloi aDd wait until the office closes
at 4 oolookln the atrnoon When an employer
comes the lent politely oCTers chair Cod in
quires Into the needs of his customer He then
goes Into one of the Inner rooms and looks
over his supply The accomplishments and
pedigree of each one In the Inside rooms bar
Men fully noted down when they applied to
the agent and ho Is pretty familiar with them
all lie selects what ooe he thinks will best
Misty the visitor and Indicates with a grace
ful wave of the hand the one to whom the as
pirant for work Is to address herself Some
times a bargain Is struck almost Immediately
A business man who lives In Madison av
enue wanted A coachman togo out to Ills sum
mer place I on Long Island Ho dropped In at
the ionrlli avenue place one morning just to
look nronnd This place doe not employ
many coachmen Its business Is I mostly with
female help The business mao had to walt
for about an hour and this is I part ot what he
saw Be bad been there leas than five minutes I
when the daughter of a man who is a familiar
figure down town stepped briskly In She WAS
are handsome end stylishly dressed Just
why she chose to undertake the engaging of
servant Herself she might be at a Ion to ex
plain but she did undertake It und there she
was Tho agent was obsequious bin atten
tion The young woman danced dubiously
at the chair ha offered her and remained
standing Thru was just the ttusnlclon of a
curl on her lint lips as she told what she
wanted I want two girls one who can do
plain oooklng and a second girl to eo to our
country place on Long Island The agent
proposed that she try drat for the cook and
she Accepted Ms suggestion
The first applicant examined by the young
woman was an Irish girl with a brogue us
broad as the grin on her generous mouth She
answered every question aeneou 1 vigorous nod
and nn extra grin that accentuated her jolly
to be Khurr mum An expert ethnographer
could not have taken all the questions the so
clety damsel asked that poor nok Her first
statement was a dampener to the cooks hope
I was to the effect that the wacea would b
but tit a month Now you cant get a good
cook for that money and tbat gill knew It
Mart she Imagined she was showing some of
ber fathers business talent In spit of this
dJabeRrtoolDI beginner cook remained cheer
ful Then came In rapid succession something
Ikerthls Can you do plain cooking and
wash andiron and do uu shirts and col
lars and cuds and bake broad 1 and make
good biscuits and make plea and bake cake
and can you sew any are you willing to go to
the country doyou think youd like the place
and yon are sure you ran conic and make
pies and bake cake 1 and bread 1 and sweep
and dUBt O And the business man who be
longed to on athletic club and had bead the
Irish caretaker sing smiled a little and
hummed softly
AD work an swish aopaO an oust
Alt r rN o larriero drill t
Well the young womnn crossexamined the
cook Bhe traced her genealogy as far back as
the could and entered pleasing comments on
t whenever she chose She asked more ques
tions than a Western mortgage sharp asks on
a grangers application for a loan Life In I
surance agent would have slunk away from
ler In despair Only I book agent could bays i
hoped to cope with her
When the bewildered cook who had nearly
nodded her head off an bad completely rInd
ho decorations of her boot by the unmerol
iul shaking she bad given them found time to
enter a mild protest at the waRe the tall
roung woman smiled sweetly and said t Ob
I i gnesa we could make it fifteen if yon can
ma oa
really do plain cooking and can make beds
and no housework and make cookies and fix
salads and havent any children and dont
want company or days off and can make
bread and think youll like tin place and are
wlllluc to go down In the country and well pay
your fare IO down there Its at Hay Hbore
you know Ant tie man In the corner who
wan watching said to the agent Shell want
bat cook to pick cranberries nod point the
house with the juice if this keeps up
After the cook had agreed to every imagina
ble thing for halt an hoar the girl suddenly
announced that she wanted to see another ap
plicant TheroH nothing the matter with that
agent he knows his business The first an
lillcnnt was n bit plain ai to her looks but cite
was nest clean and evidently capable Tho
ignt brought In a ecoud applicant Any
body could have noticed thn contrast No 3
was not a bit proud and she was not what
you d call handsome hhe was short and fat
and frowsy A cloak which might have been
node out of the oat sack In which Noah kept
lie mule feed wa wrapped around her ample
form In a mrstf rloualy intricate way tier
lalrwi as trimmed a la Peter Jackson Her but
was a Division street marvel and her abbrevi
ated dress skirts displayed Jnrge splashes of
mud on her bulbous boot The contrail wan
iptlceable to HUs Filth Avenue She < ivlHl >
hi fr struck by It but she braced herself and bs
gap again her new catechism It ended much
quicker than the first one and resulted in the
employment ci the flrst applicant
The business man left before the second girl
lad been soiured Three applicants were ex
amined and again the first was chosen While
tills young woman was engaging two servant
adoreD other people had found help to suit
hem A slander young woman with a brink
iiislnnsvllke air came In to look for a cook
ihe was dressed quleilv In sonic cray muff
whiou coupled with her expression carried
tue Irresistible suggestion that her life had
teen mostly gray Bhstcld thC agent concisely
what she wanted And wBeu lie rent a cook to
tk to her she told the cook as simply and ex
plicitly wba be would require isfl agree
nent was reached 1 1g Pvc minutes and it will
just a long time There are plenty of such
easel and complaints are very fww from them
tis from the bargalndrmni shrewd ones
hat the complaints are heard
Them is I an employment office In Hlxth av
cane that Is just a little different from any of
the rent of them ItU run by a woman a
learbeaded nayeyed English woman who
wa for rear < hhousekeeper for a very well
oown New yorker tier cllentige is almost
wholly amour the wealthy MOP And the
pfouMMpsrtef It Is that they scarcely ever
visit her offlea bile ban a whole desktol of let
ers which say Yon know lust what I want
and I trust you to get it for mn Home day
this wornsu will wake UP to the fart that she
baa a valuable lot of autograph latter from
many of the best known women of title city
flth not a few from rhlladelBbU Washington
Wtlmor and other town An auction ale
or these autographs would Interest a great
znIuyopie awl be very profitable to her
cad sad Sane cc eafteri4 l fcswrtti
fret IM 4m < rfesn Ooruia
What becomes ot the gelding that have
made fast records In the last few years on the
turf Inc can look bade over the record o
the last twenty rear and see how geldlngi
have blared like star In the East and disap
peared as suddenly as If a storm cloud bad
risen on the horizon ot their live Since the
compilers ot trotting statistic have bee
studying the records there bar been three
geldings at different times that have held the
worlds record They ore Dexter Itarus and
JayEyoHee The first named is dead The
second is standing In a box stall In Robert
Bonnets city etablo His coat look rough
and hi feet which were never any too good
arc In poor shape Ago Is creeping upon him
and It IB probable that ho will like Dexter
drop dead In his stall The other the faates
ot the group finds shelter In the stable of his
millionaire owner at Racine
Our stands next to JayEreBee He look
very much like the latter who Is l a coal black
and about the same ale Clingstone and iqy
ere stable companions at Qordon uin wale
Uomentake the fastest ot the new 280 per
formers In last year list will be seen next
year In the Knstern freeforall
btJullenthe third In the list of fast geld
Ings had a remarkable career from we timpe
be was purchased by James Galway yeW as
brok down in his race with JyEyB
he was used continually as a turf horse
Jack Is the last addition to a list of vary fast
geldings lie has been called a race horse
cheap norse a pnregalted horse a hone this
trots In tips and almost everything else In te
vocabulary The world has been told that as
was shaky In his front leg for tie last few
yean and that he ha been this that and the
other thin But notwithstanding ail ibse
comments he has gone right along reducing
that record from year to year
Harry Wilkes has In all probability seen his
last year on the turf and will now If ie is I Dot
old to the European market or to some ope
who feel disposed to bang him over the hall
mile tracks become a familiar form on toe
New iork roads
Hopeful Is I passing nhls old agelsap
stable In Maryland The little wnit b075
a regular knockabout xprjne after nisi I
turf career closed la 1881 His last rlstorywa
at jersey City in Ootober of that War wiu
Dan Mace behind him At ops lime DI WU
owned by a detective at the Uing Ting peolten
tlary and while there a convict wrpt a r >
markabl poem that went the ronad of to
press telling ot Hopeful trlnmpns and hi
career atterhe diopped from the turf world
Prince Wilkes and Hopeful stand aual In
the record The latter wn a whimsical fret
ful horse a tremendous puller but a gallant
race horse and a great weight puller The
former was as good a rare horse as thg gray
and as consistent a perforier but he had to
rarry a great deal of weight The last season
ho was on the turf In this country proved him
a champion and a race hors of the very high
est order At present he Is fn South America
where he ha not been very successful aa th
tracks and handling tell against him
At a 310 mark Arab and Majolica stand pide
by side The latter flashed across the horizon
nnd became famous as quickly any horsi
that ever lived It took a world beater to Bet
within a hailing distance of him at the spring
meetings in 1383 In bis first race be trotted
the third boat In 917 and by a strong course
ot evonta defeated Pballas in huj first thyee
races nlaced o hlj credit In 1685 he piade hi
record at Providence the day be lefegtp
Maxey Cobb so that during his brief but toil
lent career he lowered the color of two stal
lion king At that time Nathan Btrani his
owner refused an offer of 120000 for him but
after keeping him another five year th lithe
horse was sold for a trifle at one of the Kellogg
combination Ralss He Is now In Enron but
Will never be heard from except as a relic >
Arab Is today like Jack one ot the prom
mont figures on the Boston road when on
the turf be used to stop a little but there never
was a nicer going one than the ion of Authnr
ton with a blaze in his foe It is just possible
that he may appear on the turf again but
nothing definite can be aid In that respect an
his owner takes great pleasure In driving him
ingle or double on th Mill Dam
Jean Smith and MoDoel a pair of the fastest
geldings out InWofcW respectively cacti have
records of 213H The former went amiss last
year and Is in all probability broken down for
anon but McDoel will make a bid this year icy
higher honors on the turf
Alfred H a prominent figure in the record
itt last year is now In Robert Bonnsrs stable
in New York while Oliver K is I seen frequently
on the Chicago roads For a time it wa
thought that the sheath of the tendon that was
ruptured had been cured Liable nurl him
alone for a couple of years and managed to
g ye him two or three races but In all probe
bUtty racegoers have seen the last of the fasteat
trotter foaled at the Forest City Farm
Phil Thompson another phenoo in his
day is now owned In Maryland When ne
tame out he reduced the threeyearol record
of the world in the race against fouryearoldt
in Chlcagn and was the flint to place the colon
of lied Wilkes on the battlements of tarn
Later on Crit Davis drove him to his record oi
216 > After 1HS4 Phil Thomps was pot
very prominent on the turk tie tprpet a
someivanlt In a race at New xori aft it slid
not appear to do him any good In 1887 Crit
Davis tried him again and while be could rat
tle miles better than 320 he could ner bring
him to a race
Wilson is another fast gelding be ha be
come a back number and was a few year ago
used at a road horse by frank Burrldgeln
New York
Darby is I another relic of the pat From 1878
uiiiil be won his last raos of pole at Boston in
1880 there were few horses thought as well of
on the turf as the longtoed brown gelding that
bad won so many hard race for Dan Mao
Darby soon stepped out ot sight alter be
was taken off the turf and It wa only
n year or RO ago that he turned tin as a
ringer at Baldwin L I Of the other geldings
that have records of auflU UraylUht and
Thornless ore still closely Identified with the
turf As you continue on the march toward
a220 mark It will be noted that Charley Ford
the only horse that ever won a heat from
Maud 0 is being used as a road horse la
Chicago and Occident the fastest horse In I
California In his day and one of the first owned
by Gqv Stanford is dead
Dick Smith was to have been sold at Lexing
ton a week or BO ago but be was not and Keno
F will be conditioned to make another bid for
take honors In hilt If there are any offered
for the Ul7 class Adair Is still In California
and Lot Slooum la either In that State or Mon
tana J Q In Uoutb America and Hendryx In
n Western training stable Allen Boy is dead
god Chniley Hilton the stable companion ol
Oliver K In Chicago J B Rlobardron is
owned over In Pennsylvania and did very well
on the turf last year Newton BTls also owned
In Pennsylvania and Jos Davis a re
markable toeweight trotter broke down
while on a ringing expedition in Vir
ginia Edward and Pick BwiveUer are in
Frank Works stable In Nw York Frank M
is a fresh young horse owned In California
while Great Eastern and Judge Fullerton are
end PrlnceArtburla n back number while
Referee and Walter E will in nil probability be
seen un the turf In 1811 Billy Button a re
markable halfmil track warrior eanJM no
longer considered first class Qov Hill Is
ia South America and Kenllworth died aboard
bin while being taken these Midnljtit while
Well along in years Is still one ojJohn p
Rockefellers favorite road horse Plckard Is
owned by Robert Uonner and Verttne will In
ii probability be edtblsyear Jean Vat
Jean will also he started up J B Thomas is
on the retired list and Wlllfam HTls also out
of the hunt Charlie Hogan was reported
to have broken down In Montana last
year while Col Lewis aud Patchen have
dropped out of sight Chelsea D and
1iarnond niay L e trotted tbls j year and
Yelix died at erre haute a few years ago
Frank Lenders has appeared and Judge
Davis I in Eurolic etch may be out poxt
year but It is I doubtful as It Is possible there
will be uo tract for him to trot In Nobby Is In
Hplans stable sod Orange Boy and Wells Fargo
nro outolaued Ht Elmo will take In the East
era circuits bpofford It In booth America ana
William on the Brooklyn roads It Albemarl
and Alley are alive they are seldom heard
from while Garuot of whom Jerry poster was
ip proud may never be seen In public again
tearnaught Is owned In Boston and Graves In
California lloyal Bounoii Is seen frequently
on the load In ThllHdelnhla Tucker while
trained continually does not com up to ex
Mctntloua and flteevlowell If you want to
kniw about him just dropi line to Ed Qeer
Of the guiding with repordsof 2tU Jiodjnt
Cupt Eminons Comse IrOn gs Joe husker
Overman leepy Jti and Walnul have trotte
their last rscus vi illittmn Arthur and Wainu
ye outclasHOil Bar Ripe Is In Europe and
Keene Jima spd Ceo Palmer are dead 1rotoq
loii owned ever lu Connecticut and Is well
tnown to Oietelanjerx Ulobennil Golden Rod
are In training und Dawxon may bo started
again thin year Of those who stooped the
rulrh < n 8 Id i t I whan lluy I mu alt heir t best
rocorilB lliCodr Tioubadour Moose For
lest Iiktchuu and Farmer Boy on > iluud Block
Jlamond Olll tte Jima Fuller Kenwood and
Limestone snay be seen on the turf next year
2 T H Is remembered for the campaign Tie
made In 1HH3 mid David L because be wa thi
fastest little horse that ever entered the 2l5
list Do flurry Is now owned over In Canada
rank of iunnimniatit tame is l iv buck nuni
her Ihomai I Viuinu with living the lust
lino he wm Imard riiu and uu effort was
nido to ruvivo Torev Ni > netl < < rnnlng qualities
wo cars ir soiiuii but hut wan not last enough
alter Bailey sold linn In New turk
0f the 21U performers Dr Norman is I dead
Deck Wright is being uoeu as a ringer iii Can
nile Company is off the turf 01 hIt
whom records atop at 220 In tIiehits s
were mad out isp month glance at
it will show that Viiliani A 1eJim L
1 13 U Duke of Wellington Don Thomas
and Condo way be In iralnlue ibis year
Buiteroeotch jfler having been used as a
riuger In tie Eot pnder Ins namio of Oscr
11 was sljjppsd t to Lurope wWle iJay Psnk
flsotrlq Frauk George Marry lLibsnts
rumboTdt Ltttl tre4 A v snWjids ead
AHot Boy can be coasidsreu on the reftyLs
Ueome ot thtiyH notsjjodr dead
A DzsTnrauzsnsD CLUB or xunjstar
Toy rtxrow ITT jnnr ronit
aomethtnc JMh thmyl of LawTaie
How theCo rl are Laid Ottt the RttU
or the 0ae1 smiT Ike Material Ct
The old East Indian mm of badminton ci 1
though It ii not generally understood hM the
patronage of some enthusiast whom It may
be expected will continue bowing the merits
of the pastime until it mar become almost cm
popular KB lawn tennis Badminton hu tht
advantage over lawn tennis on account of the
court not being to lance Then again on so
count of the slowness with which the shuttle
cock travels not near so much light is I needed
to see the missile n IB necessary In tennis A
tennis ball travels Very swiftly and unless the
light la almost perfeot there le not ranch plea
tire In plaring the same for It then becomes a
question ot eyesight In plaoe of skill No mat
ter how hard a shuttlecock IB driven It wtq
travel just BO last and no faster for Its feathirt
spread at the tall eatch the air and brim tt
Boon to the ground
m oonir
Tb game of badminton was first Introdoesd
Into the United States from England about
twelve jeers ago by XL Langdon Wllki and
Bayard Clark These two gentlemen having
travelled extensively through India were pre
pared for the game when seeing It In England
In conjunction with Robert E Richard the
three were instrumental In organizing the
Badminton Club of New York city which BOW
has POOjoembers and a waiting list of as many
more The nucleus of this ciub consisted of
abeut forty members and they ijrst played tk
game at tile armory ornero Broadway anfi
Tntrtynt tn street The armory was used ex
clusively until three years ago when the club
transferred the scene ot action to the Beveaty
first Iteglment armory The same rules for
laying out the court and Playing the game are
used as those of Ahmedabad BadmlDtoa
Club ot India The dimensions ol tb court
must be decided ip a great mesur by the siz
ofthe room In which the game Is played
Th accompanying diagram give a birds
eye view of the court It can be laid oat on
any kind of a floor The usual six of a court
je twentyeight feet long and twenty teetwlos
The line should be marked off br mean of
PMT and string or with wWI stripes whsa
played indoors and divided In the following
way At each end of the ground are two conns
ten ft square while the centre Is I formed by
a uleo ot neutral ground eight l ft broad by
twenty feat long On each ot the outer hess
ot the neutral ground and in the centre are
Plaoed the poet which support the net The
net which is two feet or two feet six inches
deep 1 suspended at a height ot six feet from
the ground and firmly heTdT by guy ropes at
tached to post
The racanat to be easily and quickly wield
e3 should be lighter than thos used in Uwn
tennis and consequently mailer Their string
ing the urn for those used 1 lawn tennis
must impart nearly as piuefi 1110 to fhe mislle
as Is necessary in tennis but 1 ° f Daiatea
a shuttlecock is used icstea or bau large
or small according to tIe wisp cu tnp players
lu Its general line bdInIntOQ 21 a gapie
played In the dam fashion U IW leCils
with the exception that from on p fopy g
eons may play on a side and that th slmuUAe
cock must be returned on the voug
shuttlecock ii served and rttna see
the same provisions xcptln l U it I
the ground Ship It is counted as ajiu to ne
player miuin it and to his sid t4ms ervios
shall be from the J tervloe corner tpe syver
and receiver each landing with oo Iet
within their ispeotlve quadrr4ts t41 the
shuttlecock U track The divisions QT the re
peottv court are only observed 1 the serve
or first hit after that ins partasrs marstaod
where they pleas on their side ot tom net Th
shuttlecock must be served In sucn a Way
that it falls clear over tne uet without tpuoh
ng the net rope cr post and fall beiGe the
hines of the Mrvle court
It the net Is touched in aerrie and the
shuttlecock fall over the I stroke is I considered
as a a let and dos not couches a fault agatasl
the person serving In play However the
touching the net br the shnttleeock whenll
falls over is counted a a good stroke If the
net Is touched by the racquets the players
or if they reachoverthe netwith their rsequeta
the strok count against them Two fault
put the hand nut In all oases a shuttlecock
falling on any pt the boundary line I regard
ed as a fault the same as if tt had fallen out
side ot the boundary line both In service and
play Fifteen point constitute the gsmie la
pervloe no overhand stroke Is allowed Th
shuttlecock IB judged by where It strikes and
not by where It lisa after striking
In judging whether a player has reached over
the net the umpire should be orIul to not If
the shuttlecock is struck before it has crossed
the net and not by the raoquet of tbe player
which U naturally carried forward by tee
Impetus ot toe stroke and might arrive
at a alight angle over the > net although the
huttlecockltself was struck fairly on the cor
rect side If however the net Is touched by
the racquet the stroke counts against the
player whether the shuttlecock was struck on
the right side of the net or not
lt mar be supposed that badminton is not so
rigorous an exercise a lawn tennis and
although the fact are that it does not require
Jo much jumping reaching or dodging tide
way as tennis still the arm motion is I harder
than a tennis stroke There is also In a fast
game more direct jumping upward than in
tennis The average spectator will enjoy bad
minton more than tennis on account of the
shuttlecock being soieully seen Its coors
hick and forth ran be followed without sa
effort and fine points in the play are with a
httje experience easily detected
Tb members ot the Badminton Club nyse
tlse regularly each Saturday afternoon and
some of the more expert once play mor fre
quently yht membership of the olub is con
trolled as follows No lady shall be eligible 10
membership who shall not have attained the
age of 17 years no gentleman under the age
ot 20 years no married person snail be eligible
to native membership except those who were
members in 1887 or those wboji members
have married since that data Tb mansqe
lnmit of the club In confided to an ExsautTv
Committee of six memteis This commute
holds Its first meeting for a season on lbs
second Tuesday In November and subee
fluently during the winter and spring at the
call of the President
The officers of ihe club are President T J
Oakley llblnrlander Vleelieslden J 1 her
mitt Do It Whltehous Treasurer jiowiutnii
Fell Hecrotnry Arnory B Carhart Executive
Commtlteehlr John Jacob AstorJUr rnorr
B Carhart Mr owland Ill Mr TTJ alley
Jthineiander fr J Norman De it white
LOuse anti Sir O > Apior Tllllai
The patronesses cram Mrs William astor
lira J Jduhleflberg Bailey Mrs Charlie
Coster Mrs JGibrlas T4Iny Mrs V IIjIPe
lan4sr Jones ir olin i njtpe is A qyW
bold Morris Mrs Frederick JUe Ievster Ur
tVllllnm Rhoelandi Mrs Frederick NbeUon
Irs Cornelius VanderbIlt and Mrs BsDjsula
Tb winners of the tournament for i8I are
as f ullowe Sties Mettle if ester Miss 4mill
H Lrvpg Miss Niqit VJ Erring f4s gOW
rd H ienryMise Filalie Butter its ujt5l
r James Jielneon Strong r MUIrST
Htrqnr Mr John 1 fitinwrIglit ° J tViLulim
I ainwrghtJr anti Mr Butler iiliamsU
luneri nUo in lew
A Uontollau Beanty Confm
Frosi the UhtDoccrut
The arrival ot the China steamer Gaelic re
cently brought a handsome Chinese girl bal
patently not much over 19 years old Bb C bed
no papers and was rilad en th e nsnlwrli
of habeas corpus along with a score of otoirs
The writ was returned a few days 5O snd
with It the fair Fo Mng Hhe claimed to be
rnnrrlml and ald thai her husbind Urea In
Hun Pninclico Hctween herscll nnd itn itsiit
lInt attorney lor the prosecution the following
crinvrrsutlon ensued through at luterprcter
How old laity yon be V oommenoed the st
ornr Nineteen r ars was tss propll
wer Ar ron married T M w l
rr you metric dr in QhTn WIt
Have you ever scan your husband r N
Ir He has always been In Han lranci oo
Well well I And is I It a custom In Chn t5tO
marry iiiin without HAnn hlnit i
iir von lifivi iiMinr sIl your hu bauil
then 1 So Ir Would It le too much to
ask you to tell the Court how many bUar n
on hav y Two
Thii answer lajrlr paralrsed the Court sad
b almondrd damsel WM ordn4 Ml
Biu tp wr odjjij T7

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