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Ie j. THAT'S Till! 1'ItISCIFLE OP A SOCIETT
, , tor anoirisa itArinir,
WML '' A nnllromt Mnn Started (ha Xnn-Trsattns
WK? I ' Club In Chicago anil It Is Spreading Itself
ra fij Over the Country-Money to be Saved br.
" IvS 7. ' I" Mnbers-Jts Growth In New York.
"' j U' II you mnoi a rata wearing 0 bis white but
li. jf ton about th elzo o( a silver quarter In tht
t! It f lapel of his ooal, with the letters "N, T. 0.'.
V Urutedon It In bright blue, don't stand and
,' K' . ,' stare at him and wear your brain round nnd
i jl' ' smooth trying to.flgnre out what .sort of new
, If pi ' lolllloal bird ho la. That button ha no polltl-
j &r I ' sal significance whatonr. It la the badge of
: I.' fc, b brnntf-now club liar lu town oalled the Non-
- Si p:; Treating Club. This club is a man's club, of
1 UR ft', , ' course, but all the women who know about It
m 1 ' nay that It Is a Terr line thing. Andltoucht
W. V'; to be. for It la founded on exceedingly liberal
M 1; principles and the membership Is Increasing
m & with amazing rapidity.
J K ' ' fhe club w toundod by E. T. Monett, Gen.
i Br r' Western Passenger Agent of the New
' ' m-W ytV. Ontario and Western Jlallroad, In Ohl-
V W.W- ' ka on Sept. 6 with one member, and that
' I'f' "' hlmsolf. Br Deo. 6 Mr. Mouett expeota
' E f. ' ' his books to ahow a membership of 60,000.
! wt'M' New Vark has taken hold of the movement
WW' under the leadership of J. v, ilceoc. who bu
t fi w been appolnUd Beeratair tor this State and
i I K. f. has establlehed headquarters' at 227 West
.' W' K 180th street, Mr. Iltece la a young man and
111 $f 'Tsra fars hat been vlotlinlted br the
M I treating habit Ha la engaged In business at
iiKP'. 'b m'r ' F'ttb ttnJ Xewla streets, where
ill P-' treating Is, rather moro Romnulsorr than toI-
' I ' fe untarr, and that's how ha oamo to take enthu-
w ' ' alastlo Interest in thp Chicago organization.
If E'-" When oaked'to talk about the Non-Treating
?f I'r' Club and Its objeots. Mr. iteoco said:
i r1 K; "first of all. make It perfectly paln that
' av-Ki thla ' not temperance movement. There
! !M" have been many non-treating clubs organized'
;,' ' ;',K:' heretofore, but thor were formed in the. Inter-
if'. est of temperance and all (ell through.One rea-
.; 1 ' p '' aon tor their not sucoeedlng mar have; been
v' i; ; ig ' that ther had no Insignia and po rules, and
-' lj ;, S people desiring to join could not got any In-
V formation about what ther were expected to'do.
I p'. This club has been 'founded on different prln-
t ": olples and has good apundoommon sense for a
I ' I . foundation. It all started In this war. Mr.
' ' Monett found that such a large part of his sal-
P ' m ary was spent in treating that he determined
t" 1 K to keep an aooount of what ho did spend in
t I'g' V. that war tor one rear. It turned out that ho
y .. blew In Just about one-fifth of what ho made
'. tfiW' kf constantlr using the phrase, 'Uayo on
V ISg.K with me.' He is a man who bellevos thor
1' llli ' ' oash'i' (hat every one of ua was nut on this
if i;. earth tor some good, and he thought he saw a
. If r war through such an organization to help men
!, jl h to save tlielr money and preserve their physloal
t if W' ncl m0Tt soundness. So he asked a few of
j K i . his friends to join this club, and ther gladly
I If ?!-;' consented. sarlng:that thor were all in need of
"' la L-?'' U9t BUotl B QioTement.
- iff1' ' "T,l object of the club, which Is reallr to
t tvW- do awar with this pernleioua habit of treating,
i f p- - is very slmpio, Indeed, as it is elated on the
f I ;pf card which is sent to each man who joins. It
. ('i reads: 'When you want a drink, take It, and
j f;' don't Imagine you wlllloffend any one by not
i. ;' asking eight or ten to join you.' The onlr
; I LV ploilco that a member makes is to woar tlie
i' I K; button and make a pledge to hlmselt not to
! t ' treat any one who s a member.
i I '' - "When a curd is sent Uan applicant he is
! V ff'; asked not to detach the button from the, card
i rS '. '"'' If he has any conscientious scruples, but to pass
J j R Ej '" It to some friend. One of the Chicago news-
; E a1:-' Itaoersgpt holil of the fact that Mr.Monett and
I ' ! fe felT of h'8 flBUls. oil prominent business
ml E and professional men, had organized such a
ills .:' club, and the newerapers all over the country
il k K"'" ,Dok " '"'' T'18 resu" was tllilt applications
t'i K B ' 'or 'nelll,,orli!p began to pour in to him from
m m-W' OQe eU( ot "10 :ountr5' t0 the other and he was
II IK11' anowed under with letters.. all expressing ap-
II 1'' - proval pf the scheme. In a few weeks 18.000
sLE'E''' names were enrplied, which result speaks for
f f;tr' itself und Is an Indication that the club finds
If IrSSS ' favor with "the largo majority. Mr. Monett
i 5 W? . didn't lmagloo for an Instant that It would
! S' Bf , spread beymid Chicago, but I've enrolled over
ft a.OtK) right here lu the city In a few days."
! & fe- , 'How did rou oomo to bo so vitally Inter-
f ' C estd. In the clubV" asked the roporter,"
j f, Ef , "Well, this neighborhood here where I work
II El!'' is a great one for treating. Kverr truckman
fEl and workman who comes In the place expects
IS . to be treated, and every time a man takes a
I; friend into a .saloon he's expected 'to treat
. everybody in sight. I've been thinking for a
m S( . long while that (his treatlntc habit Is Inoreas-
w , fug among men rathor than deercaslng. and It
k Is all rot; It Is false' friendship, an (lit is re-
if ' Bponslble for the making of mauy drunkards,
H,- Have one. with mo' ls-a phrase many a man
E V has ,used because of the desire not .to appear
.: small, and Is frequently accepted more to
j r avoid giving offenoe than beoause the beverage
I j,- . Itself Is desired. For instaneo. you and I go
I ;,. ptoA cafe, with the intention of having one
f lift flnk( perhaps, two. We'moet eight or ten
f if- . friends who insist upon our joining them. We
Ik- do so. and then rou and J. reolprooate. and
g i' every man in. the orowd Insists on everybody
f . having ono with him. The oonsequeuce Is
f; fc that eooh man puts eight or ten drinks under
fc . his belt, and ril bet a new hat that there is not
B K" one pf them, but would have preferred the ono
f- - drink to eight or ten conseautlve drinks. This
& J; thing repeated aoveral times a day rear In and
f f ' yeay out will ruin a man'phrsically and flnan-
J 1:. o'Sllr. and it Is all foolishness.
K v ' I read about the Non-Treating Club In some
Km JJ&per and. wrote to Mr. Monett for a button.
fij-ffc am I was the second man from tbls Btate to
ft . seek membership he asked me to aot an Heoro-
tsE' tarr. 'Thp other ,wa an un-the-Btate. farmer.
WW' And thla is theiplan he Is adopting to organize
6fc' clubs, in eaah Btate. Ha aks the first man
ItS who beoomes a member to form a club in the
ft. t.' plaoe wbire he lives and to spread the good
W S work., but I do not And my workoonflned to
mi. Pw York by any means. Here are three let-
b, & ters .which came, la tbls morning's mall and
If. ff:' thertwlll give roa an Idea ot what hold the non-
6- 1 treating idea Is taking on all olaases of men."
I The ttrat letur was from tho proprietor of a
k : .1 la ?ller. N; D..and waa as follows!
K if. "Dm Bibi Please find enolosod 4 ot. Post-'
fc ,, age, for whlah mail to mr address ono of the
& T buttons of ths Non-Treating Clob, and infor-'
ft , motion, bo that I ean start a club here."
X' h, Tbls ssoond one same from a young man n
1 I' &ts?d ta ' hisurance business at Toulsville,
ft, . 'bpjx Bra: I noticed an article In a paper a
t "-. few dar agoln Mgardwyour club nnd as a
l.i f result you will find Inslosod 5 cents in stamps
8 k for whleh rou can send me half a dozen of your
w .. famous buttons. I tried this some scheme
I p " some threo rears ago, onlr we had no buttons
MI' ':- " cards, or.anr Insignia. whatever, and of
tt j coarse the idea waa .flnollr wafted on the
1 fe I winds, Jf don't Know how the elan will work
a S p " In this Btate, but there is not a man to' whom I
i'' ' haTO shown the newspaper cllpplngbut who
ff sr- M J19 ha would like to join a thine like that.
HB; ! and I am going to try to start the-ball rolling
"Mil 1 1 with six fellows and it It is a go rou can look
iijib , for more ordera,"
j !f An employee in the, Hoffman House caf at
f t ;. 7 lleaveratrsot sent the following request t
X W- ' ' -Dun Bib ! I have beard of the Non-Treat-'
t. w, ';'' lng Club and I would like very muoh to become
K W a member of same, so hoping that' rou will
v ft- -.' - kindly accept me. I remain," Ao.
A Su, "A German up the Btato,". continued Mr.
1 s mft' ' rteece, 'sont four oents for a button and said
?; iWl he wanted to Join the club beqauso he was fond
;; ift, ' , ot drinking blmaalt, but did not balleve in
! , i' making other peocle drink at his exponos, A
'J ;..f. ' great -many Germans are joining the club, by
' ,' tlie way.. Ther nrlr all belong to one bowl-
': s'' lng olub.or more, and ther ell say that they
I I V want to introduce tbs Idea among bowlers so
-, r; ' ' that they will be.pf one mind on the subject.
f 1 il Many ot the applications eeem to oome from
1 l' f laboring men who can 111 afford to Indulge in
I k h the treating habit.
-' h i-' . "Mr. Monett writes me that he knows of
j V& numberless oases whore men who were draw-
1 m ' ' ' log. salaries all the way from tti.poo '.to-. 5..
1 'E !L 000 a year are now working for i0 and 160 a .
I HI month as clerks in oflloes and such places, and
'IP, -glad enough they aro to get that. Not ono of
if ii them will ever be on top again, and yet ther
i I i t were at one time capable of managing ade-
B f , jiartment. .What was the cause of their down
i f r (all? Trentlnr. Nothing more, nothing ls:
1 ;V: t It was not beeausa ther were slaves to drink,
1 1 i" , but slaves to custom. I know a man here In
J f & New Vork whi had a magultloenti salary In a
, U 1 corporation's Offlce, and treating and accepting
i f treats ruined htm, .When he. started out he
1 ft I oared. nothing for drink, but he tried to be a
I 9 , good fellow and was ruined. He wound up in
. 1 v the Tombs for misappropriating his employ-
: jfi f ere funds, and after his friends got him out ot
' Mil that scrape I don't know what becameof hltu.
1 r hut they, all eald that tlie treating habit liaj
, i ruined him. . Hut. as I said at the outset, this
1 f, club ws not organized to Instil temperance
- V f doctrines Into men, but oommon sense. It
il' If n't the money that a man spends In treating
; H? P (hat worries him, because he gets his treats
2;l back drink for drinki what he does mind is be-
; ffi p. lng tanked up with a lot of stuff that he doesn't
, 1- want, but doesn't dare decline for fear of glv-
' f lng offence."
i 1 ; "How have the people In this neighborhood
f-, ' taken to your standln this mattorlf" aikeil the
H Interviewer. .
I Jt "Manrof them are angry about It." an-
k pv nrjwMr, Iteecs, "but I haven't had any out-
I r r end-out trouble on account of tnr badge and
ll r EiV?F,Dle. yeC, l " wl.'ou one tiling, though.
jjrRj HI th tsJoon keepsrs favor tho Noa-Treatlnc
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Clnb.'or. Hi least, I know raanr whOjdo, and nil
ooght to. You. mo when a saloon keeper
treats, which he Is expected, to do frequently,
he has to treat everrbodfJ1 the saloons else
he.wlll offend rfopie. and drl-e awar custom."
'Are women admitted to membership In the
club?'
Certainly they . are," was the reply, "but
fo far I've received onlr one application
from a woman. Thatwast from Mrs. A,
Von Wrck of South Brooklyn. Al first,
I thought she . must, be related to the
Uemocratlo caqdldate for OovernOr, .bat I
learnod that she woh not. 8he suked for two
buttons, but whether sho Intended to wear
one or not I cannot say. ..I wrote and told
her that I thought that ladles could ilo.moro
good In tills organization than men, and I do,
for a mnn will listen, to a woman when ha
Won't par any attention to a man. I Wish
women would become Interested in the move
ment and Influence their husbands and sobs
End brothers tojqfn. They would bo dlrqpt
' benefited financially in the end. and then tho
on-Treating Club has no clubhousa where Its
members enn spend their evenings, aud we
have -no dues and Initiation fees. One hun
dred cards and buttons coat S1.50, praslnglo
card and button Is to bo had for fonr cents.
That is the only expanso that a lifetime mem
' ber hai to meet. It Is gratifying that young
and old men of all walks In llfo are joining the
club. The American press and a, branch ot
the Non-Treating Club la every oltr In eaeh
Btate in the Union can In time completelr abol
ish tho treating habit, end tills will bo far mora
effeetlvo than legislative prohibition as a pro
motor of temperance and will do much toward
making men more thrifty."
All Inquiries about the organization shonld
be addressed to Mr..ltce. at TJ7 West 130th
street. New York.
BiuiTwa itKLT.ovr rxrmt.
lie Felt It Ills Duly to Warn the Officials,
nnd Got an Immune OertlQcate.
Havana, Nov. 15! His name was Bmlth and
In performing his duties ns nurse he con
tracted ytllow fover. Ono can Imagine that the
yellow fever could be nsed as a woapon ot
offence, but to Hmith must be left the honor ot'
Inventing Its uso as a weapon of defenoe. He
-was a colored man, and It is supposed in these
parts that be had the colored yellow fever.
Smith's llfo had been monotonous. His occu
pation was sedentary. A nurfto in a yellow
fever oaso Is not popular In general society.
Naturally.' when ho succumbed to the disorder
ho was still further Becludod. He was not a
man of literary bent. He came, directly from
the plantation to the ship- Poetry and the arts,
of literary composition warp things which did
not Interest him, and solitaire, as a steady pur
suit, without tho opportunity to obtain the
wandering dollar or tho razor from tho opposi
tion colored man. robbed Ufa of all Its charm.
Naturally, on obtaining his freedom he
found liimsolt possessor of. untold gold In the
shape ot a bonus of $15 aud his personal lib
erty. The world was nt'hls feet: nil joy was
his so long as that $15 lasted. In carrying out,
thelossous self-taught during his Illness, not
entirely disconnected with cards. Bmlth en
countered on thelleld ot chanoanothercolorod
man, Alas for him I Constant yellow fevor
practlco had enabled Smith to rise above the
ordinary rules of chanco. Result, bate ohargns
ot foul play, properly resented br Bmlth. No
hearing was accorded, and the convalescent
Hmlth. jnst out of the throes of yellow fever,
did not get a medal for victory In war. but was
consigned to a United States yacht in double
Irons and bread and water for five dayn.neithor
of which methods Is approved In medical sci
ence as good treatment niter yellow fevor.
In ignorance of his doom, Smith, being In-
In Ignorance of his doom, Smith, being In
formed that he was to tako a plcasuro trip on a
Government yacht, dressed hlmselt In his best
clothes, and learned, when seated In the Cap
tain's pit. thatonce moro ho was to be secluded
from tlio sight ot man, and once moro to be a
Victim of all the pangs of solitude, this time
sliomor both razorana that deck ot cards to
which ho owed so much. The preparation for
tlOortendaysis usuatlr tho oldest suit In
honor ot his pleasure trip Hmlth wore his best,
and doublo Irons and a derby hat, creased
trouBPrs and bread and water, do not go well
together.
It was Imposslblo to convince the boatswain
In the gig that the colored -man so attired was
doomed to dr-gradntlon. Seizing the oppor
tunity. Smith Informed the boat's crew con-,
corning yellow fevor. dwelt upon tho horrors
ot the disease, and said that he was still In
condition to give It. not to a Government
yacht, huttothe whole squadron. Tho men, im
pressed with the truth of hla remarks, objeotod
violently to his being placed In tho brig. In
whoso vanltary seclusion the ordinary result of
shore Itavo had sought .safety and repose
from time to time. A tent was erected upon
deck, and the sight ot Smith about to bo In
carcerated yellow fever, derby hat, manacles,
and all which that Implies, upon the spotless
.planks of thetrfavoritp boat caused the other
wise well-behaved crew to rise as ono man.
Hesult, Smith liberated, sent to a first-class
hotel for the night, supplied with additional
gold, room engaged for him as a cablh pas
senger without ' manacles In a fine' steamer,
and a doctor's certificate furnished that be was
without yellow fever and immune therefrom.
He who runs may read.
.i.Y AltlZOSA LIOX nUNTBB.
Wliy Packard Uses a Ttirte ot Onlr Twenty
two Calibre.
Fran tht Glolt-Tittui.
Florence Packard, who lives in Greenback
Valley. Gila county, A. T has a remarkable
record as a hanter ot mountain lions; He has
killed scores of them and last rear alone his
record was thirty-three scalps. Tho mountain
lions of Arizona aro most destructive to herds
of horses and cattle. Tho risk of life and diffi
culties attending their, destruction has caused
the lions to bo more numerous than one would
suppose, and If it were not for'tlie bounty paid
br the countr, the stockmen would be short on
their cattle and horses. Much of the country
surrounding Packard's ranch Is made up ot
irregular ranges ot broken mountains. .
Packard was in Qlobea.tew days since and
related somo ot his adventures. In the last
twelve months Mr, Packard has brought to
Globe besides thirty-throe lions a few beare,
wildcats, coons and foxoa.' Ho does not con
sider It worth while to eounf the small game.
The dogs for ttilsur ork ore a cross between the
fox and bloodhound. Usually four dogs are in
the paclr. The two youngest are yoked to
gether, nnotbcrls trained as soout, whose work
is to go ahead and around for the scent of
lion or bear, and when the econt Is found,
the oldest dog. Is put on tho track, and
to bis credit. It is raid, never fails to find
the animal. Packard says he has frequently
followed this dog ovor Alteon mllos before the
1 on.was found. Ur) to this date seventy-one
llonscalpe are to the-credit of this dog. Tim
dog In not a last trailer, but very careful, and,
Sonslderlng the roughness of .the country, the
og Is remarkable, Most of, the animals are
found lu the rocky cliffs, but when hard pressed,
seldom enter the many openings, but will paok
aualnstthe bluff or rocks and fight the dogs.
Thp lion profcra trqes. butthelrRcarottvafforda
little protection in this locality.
It was lost August that Packard's methodical
mode ot hunting, was changed a little. Tho
dogs came up to where a lion had killed a deer.
Tho dogs took tho trail, followod It for somo
five miles and ran it up a tree. This animal
was a large torn, lion, whose ecalp was soon
sooured. . Paokard started for home, but on tho.
way tho dogs scented another animal and fol
lowed It for .several miles, leading to o high,
rocky bluff, followiug tlie edge somo 500 feet
to where It hroko off. led .down and under,
and .Iirre the docs had the lion cor
nered, Packard could not get sight of ills
game, ami, had, to work around among the
rooks, and in doing so, came up to where the
dogs were, and faced the Ion. which was just
under e. ledge of rock, alt lough this opening
ran In and afforded the 1 on safety, The lion
no sooner saw the hunter than, with a mighty
bound, it went over Mr. Packard's head and
landed all ot twenty-flye feet below. The doss
were after hlra. forcing tho Hon again on
tho bluff, whore .he was. surrounded and
compelled to back toward the bluff, over
which he, went, tall first, for twenty
llvo feet, holding , ou, to the almost per
pendicular sides with his daws, until the re
maning distance pf somo twonty-rtvo feet, ho
had to let go. and fell, near the hole he was
treed In. This hoie did not go In verrfar.but
It forked a few feet from the entrance, where
the lion was. Packard said It was nonsense to
go In, as the lion would see htm first, and that
there was no way that he could uso his gun or
knlfo alter crawling in. the hole being so ojnall.
This lion was abandoned until next day, but n
hfcavy rain camo up and obliterated the trial.
This is the only Hon Packard has lost.
At another time Packard was equally sur
prised. His dogs had a lion under a rock some
six feet high, and. believing the best place for
him was on top of this rock, ho mounted, but
no sooner had he reached it than the Hon came
from under and landed within two feet of the
first occupant. Tho Hon had no sooner landed
than a ball from Packard'a gun struck him in
tho neck and rolled him off.
Packard, was oaked If he was scared, and re
pllod.no, but a little surprised, lie said If a
man will keep cool and not lose his head there
is no danger.
Paokard says a lion will eatcoon and wildcats
when very hungry. The mole lions generally
run by themselves and are very vlciouo. i'o.
male lions have been found that were literally
out to nieces by the torn lions.
The bears nro the, shyest pf all game, Having
poor eyes and good eurs, the least noise drives
them off a .good ways. It may surprise some
hunters to know that s, twenty-two rlflp U used
by Paokard for killing these animals. Ifahearr
gun Is used the force of thu shot would knock
the animal out of trees or off rocke before dead
and I kely cause the death of sdme of the dogs,
win aimed. r hrn small ball when
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NO CHANGE IN KISS YERM
CAKDT MOTTOES THE SAME X01T AS
ammnATfONB ago,
r '
Flftli Avenue and the East filrte rind the
tmt Verses in Their Confectionery
Intentions to Get Ont Nw Set Never
Cardrie Out Xlbrmesfor Old nnd Ynnng.
Two thousand reams of kiss mottoes, or
verses, 160,000 to a ream, aro turned out an
Quallf at the Now York headquarters for con
fectioners' wares, A largo proportion ot these
mottoes nro usod in the United States; the rest
are distributed to the tour winds, somo to Now
Zealand, Canada, Cuba, South America, wher
ever English or French or Gorman Is spoken, for
onlr in those tonguos aro the mottoes print
ed. The kiss verse is entirely Impartial and
no respecter ot porsons. for the same little con
ceits that attend on Essex street funotlons. nro
n prompter to Bowery sociability, and flguro
at Thanksgiving and holiday parties away off
In sequestered country homes aro served up
in expensive bonbon holders at fashionable
luncheons and supper parties given at Fifth
avenue assembly rooms and at private dwell
ings. The ono factory Is the author of then) all.
"Who makes the kiss verses f" waa asked of
tho superintendent of these necullar aucory I
wares,
" I don't know," waa the reply. "They haTe
been on onr plates for rears. Wo nevor change
them. I think Adam had something to do with
th original manuscript and perhaps Noah
tookcaroof It along with other things that he
tucked Into (he ark. It's possiblo that wo will
got out a few new motto forms next rear,- but
simply because our old plates are wearing out
from constant use. Kiss verses are the ona
thing n the trade that need not keep up with
the prooosBlon. People buy them just the same
whether they'ro old or not
"When I first came Into the business twelve
years ago, and noticed how musty and archalo
the mottoos were.IsuggeBted to mr undo, who
was then In oharge, that ws havo some now.
things written that wouldbemoro up to date,
but he said there was no need, that those would
do as well. My uncle was then quite an old
man, and had boen superintendent here for
roars. He had no moro Idea whero the verses
ire were using came from than I have now, but
he thought they came from the othor side
somewhere, and may bo had boen, a little
tinkered up here In the house to mako them
shorter and moro serviceable. I'm had a
nouoa lira or wireo union 01 getting some now
ones written, somo with hits on wheeling
'or golf, and with, maybo. some of tho
taking slang phrases that people uie now,
but I cover got round to it, and I notice
.that the French nnd German mottoes that
come to us from abroad nro no mora up to date
than ours; are exactly the name as when I was
a boy, and, for that matter, as wero used whon
mr father or my grandfather was a bor. They
answer jnst as well, and people read them and
laugh and joke ovor them at parties just ns
they ever did. Thoyare an important part ot
the candy business, at least tho motto papers
and ornamonts are. We ship thousands of
packages of those in the gross and every paper
bos to hayo o verse folded away in It."
"Do wo uso mnnr klss'versesnow?" ropeated
the manager of a big catering establishment
which makes a business of having unique and
entertaining devices. "Oh, yos; jut as many
as ovor. Bee tboso cracker bonbons with the
horses on them, and crops and rhllng' hats, got
up especially for Horse Show week. Ther go
.off with & snap when pulled, and have a papor
cap or a tinsel favor inside. Every one of them
has a verse in It, Moant for children's parties ?
By no means. Ther are used just as much for
grown folks, althongh many ot our prettiest
- motto devices are got up for that purpose. I
have an order for a private dinner to-morrow
night, a dinner for men. I shall uso those mot-,
to bonbons as a part ot the decorations, which
will bo the most unique we have worked out
1 ret this season."
On certain of the motto papers not ret Irre
vocably tucked awar in theso up-to-data bon
bon devices' tho following sentiments are in
scribed: To chaff with a' bUe I like very wall.
But to xaaxry I'm not quite so hutrr -i
As well u annul bath ringlet and earl
Uy wits must learn to maks pastry.
And this:
' I love" whene'er ' ihou lovest." too,
" We love" then we'll say and prove.
And echoti shall repeat anew
The bliuf ol tale of matual lovs.
Two employees of tho place, young girls with
slim, deft Angers and -..knack for Tautening
flowers nnd dainty trlflea in shapo, aro at work
at the moment on some carnation motto bon
bons for use at an olabornto pink function.
This is one verso that Is to figure at the feast,
hidden In the stem ot a pink carnation:
Hark I Capld ctUa, let m obey.
Enjoy life e'er It rolls away,
.Also this:
The kiss, dear maid, thy lln has left,
Shall never part from ralno.
Till happier hours reitare the gift.
Untainted back to;bln.
A tiny billet being folded away In an azure
silken envelope on which a bar of muslo Is In
scrolled, a set ot bonbons made for use at a
musical function, reads thus :
Acrept this Uttls pledge of love.
And love's requeet otwy ;
And aver kind and constant airova
From this auspicious day.
Other mottoes read;'
Woman, dear woman, still the sune.
While lips are balm, and looks an flime.
While man possesses heart or ees,
Woman's kingdom never dies.
None bnt yourself shall e'er be mine.
Ilesolva, dear girl, tp make ma thins.
Ono moat obvious and reminiscent ot forfeits
and fun-making gattts reads:
A coram girl need I say who t v
Would not refuse to marry you;
How, Mr. Uaahful, take the hint,
Prove that your heart la not of flint.
"Those are tba Identical rhymes used at a
Btipper party given to Washington or at some
of those notable gatherings that Oliver Crom
well frowned on,'r said tho manager. "The kiss
verse never changes. The German conceits
are quaint and pretty, the, Fronoh more subtle
and delleato than tho English ; some few of the
French are philosophical or pessimistic, but the
majority are ay about Jove, pure nnd simple,
and almost childlike In their simple directness!
Here's the little sheet of French mottoes that
Is to be clipped up for use In those violet favor
bonbons. There aro twenty-four mottoes re
peated oyer and over in regular succession on
the sheet and only two out of the twenty-four
are about anything else than love. I presume
the fact that lovo and courtship are as old as
the hills and neyerchauge is the reason why
the Importers and tho American distributers
of eandy motto yersos think one single
stock article wlll .answor the purpose.
We have, no Spanish motto ersos. That
sort ot uadlnnne In love mattyrs is not
approved of In Spain or Portugal. I havo been
511 through those countries and I nifvor saw a
Iss verso or , nipttq, used , tjiero, except when
they floated in to English or French people.
Not that tho .Spanish uio moro straltlnced.
In fact. but. In their etiquette, lovo Walters are
not to be alluded to In publlo any more than a
Spanish girl is permitted to seen man friend
otherwise than In the presence of aduonna.
To jeat of love iu Spain Is branded bud form,
The English mottoes, many of them reversions
of IrlBh or. Hootch rhymes and sentiments, are
the crudest wo, haye: and whon the Americans
have tacked on or taken off gnmothliig to make
the verse shorter or better it becomos balder
or cruder still. Some few are vulgar, but most
of them aro sentimental with the stlff-stlltsd
sentiment of a past generation tint eeems
comically out of place with all the up-to-dnro
conveniences aud improvements that are In
use now.
."Allpurflntstand most delloata Incasing of
motto bonbons is done In Europe." added the
manager, "The, distinctive novelties that we
plan 1 for any unique ocoaslon are done herot
but the bulk of the fancy designing and orna.
ment Is idqnewhere accurate, pains inking Tabor
can be had cheapor than wo can get it. All thu
?,ve AUBt5 of those butterfly wings and
the Intricate tracery ,o silk and embroidery
floss rosettlng, used on the motto cases
takes too much' time for u to do It with
profit. The best labor here is high priced,
jo we still turn to .Europe for thlngB of
this sort,,, and mavbet that is why the
verses In the motto bonbons yet como from
thu same source that has supplied them to ua
for centuries. Only ono, department of motto
ebels Is done by original design now. and that
is the Inscriptions, on the ribbon scrolls drawn
across the insldolidof fanoy bonbon holders.
Terse translations from old loving-cup toasts
and salutations aro used for these, and each
season as the bonbon holder grows moro Im
Tiortant these little, messages come moro Into
use. AemuchasS25 or $30 is nounoommon
Rrlce for a fancy case or box tilled with four or
vh pounds of candy, and somewhere about ti
will be an inscription made so as to bo appro
priate, whatever use the box be put to.
'As to the motto caudles themsotves, they
were never more elaborate or more exquisitely
put up and ornamented, than now. Everr de
vice In nature sea shells,. Ilowors, grains; and
alt sorts of Insect and vegetable 'devices-is
Imitated, and the kiss verse is In the centra ot
each, the same old kiss verse, never mind how
new In design the cover that hides It." t .
Everrbodr. from thehumblesttothe highest,
, smiles wheu rou ask about kbs verses tht
n it' 11 ... i.i... 7. rl I' i .'i,
Whtto-cApped candrtuaker. , busy 'about his
starch-lined moulds, the girl basket nnd box
pnckeXIn the big factory, the tandy,elert, and
even tlie stoical ordor taker, and mmaoulato
onyhlor In tho smart sbopr, who look as If anr-1
thing less autpni olio than a prim assent or dls
nont to a question asked In business Hours need
nevur-be expected or them, . Perhaps It Is the
naive gullelessnoss nnd unblushing slllrpess of
the kiss verse that makes It such a universal
expansionist: but certain It Is that.anybodr
flatting out tot rook a kiss versa tp. Us origin
by war or tho peop b who hnndle kiss vorsoa
loaves n trail of smiling astonishment behind.
, ' As it was in tlio beginning. Is now. nnd over
shall bo," is Instinct In the kiss verso, unloss,
as that one man who starts them all out In
New York has threatened, tho old typo plates
shall be changed next rear, or some other and
remoter rear, and new Idoan nnd Phrases aot
up. ,111 tho meantime tho llttlo kindergarten
Kupll gives a kilt verse, to Iter grandfather, and
0 I tickled nt tho joklRl the old bachelor
statesmanjiands on 9 gravely ovor to tho bud
ding ilobutante. on Identical copyof the one ho
might have handed hflr mother or mint two
decades ago. nnd the grandmothor. guts
some inolto bonbons to tnko.wlth her, to
tho nursery, nnd pop off with the plnv
Caps that the toddlers lovo. Fow people rond
tho old tlinqsorvrrs jn earnest, maybo. but It
would seem stratigo. indpod, to undo ono of
tho compactly twisted and puckorod-up sugar
comfits nnd not find a narrow llttlo paper
within, hinting of lore and courtship nnd sen
timent. Kiss versos. like Icecrenm. aro a com
mon bond, link n all ages and klndn and con
ditions of people in holiday humor, a source of
unbending which dops the old folks good nnd
gives the young ones something to remember,
STnAxa is Anrjjsxnna op a hearsr.
A. Day of Olory tor Indian 'Warriors In
Karlr Tlmos At Clisrenne,
When Cheyenne was a muoh smaller place
limn It is now, whon, in faot. It was so Bmall
that ono hrnj always to spool- ot tho place as
Ctievenno City or stand the chanco of shoot
ing, city llfo was characterized by a familiar
ity with tho Indian which tho town would
now blush to own. Mich ot the time tho
warriors of .'tho Cheyenne tribe were street
loaters who hod to bo pushed out of tho war if
any ono wan In a hurry, but tho're wero tlmos
when thu'Chcvonno" warrior drow his allpw
mcoof cash from the Great White Father and
then ho was an object of consideration until ho
had spent It. Thore was a society In Phlladel
phlawhlch lookod out for tho Washington ont
of the transaction on tho score ot philanthropy
and Indian rlihtsTand made euro that tho In
dian got the cash. The citizens of Cheyenno
and' every othor Sown which had an Indian
agentlookod aftor the othorend of tho transac
tion and saw that the Indlnn restored tho Gov
ernment fundi to speodyolrculatton by spend
ing quickly, It not well.
On ono suoh pay day thore was a particu
larly largo sum coming to oaoh Indian. Pos
sibly somo ot his very shadowy rights to some
thing which be did not uso and never could use
had been purchased br tho Government. At
anr rate there was a distribution which turned
eachwarr!or loose upon tho business com
munity of Cheyenne City with something in
tho neighborhood of $2,000.
, In tho early stages of a plains community
thore are not many spoclmeRli of the plcasuro
rig. The rolling stock la tor tho most part
composed of quartermastora' wagons and the
almost oqually cumbrous ambulances used by
the officers at tho post. But It Is never long
beturo a commendable spirit ot enterprise In
troduces a hearse. At the time ot the great
payment to tho Cheyennes the new hearse was
tlie only ornamental wheeled conveyance In
Cheyonne City, This lioarso caught 'the eye
of a warrior with moro money under his blan
ket than ho had ever had before. From cat ch
ine, his eye It .was no long step to exciting his
desires to own that vehlole and to celebrate In
style. That's Indian nature, at least tho kind
ot Indian that people know on the plains. It
took very nearly all the money he had, but ho
bought the hearse and a team ot six mules
oomplote. There wouldn't have been nnr sur
plus for the Indian but tor n miscalculation on
the part of the, undertaker in setting his price.
He made allowanoe for the Indian's spending
money a little more freely than was actually
the case However, tho surplus was not lost to
the general circulation of tho currency. Tho
warrior and his squaw got on the box seat .of
the vehiolo and drove off In style. As othor
Indians of standing In the tribe wero encoun
tered tho hearse .was stopped and ther were in
vited to get aboard, when they had filled
evpry available lnph ou the root ot the convey
ance othor Indlnn passengers were crowded
Into the box and sat behind the glass panels
looking solemnly ont upon tho world. When
the hearso could not be made to hold another
Indian the outfit set off at a gallop on a tourot
the, liuslnoss houses which particularly on
pealed to their custom.
As' their money gavo out, or as they suo
oumbed to their too great purchasing power,
'the first batch ,of Indians dropped off the
hearse and foil by the wnysldo. but thero were
others keen to take their places; and the ve
hicle passed from one Indian owner to another
for a vary small consideration. Nevor botoro
had a hearse been concerned In such an orcle.
Jlut through It all some sort of luck looked out
or It; it had fallen on disreputable uses, but it
camo through t he wild debauch without serious
damage. After the spree was over tho last of
Its succession of Indian owners took tho hearso
back to the undertaker. It was an elephant
on tho Indian's handst'thore was no uso for
such a wagon in the Chevenno village, and ho
was willing to sell for a thousand dollars, for a
hundred dollars, ten. live, two bits and a bottle
of whlskey.on which last terms the transaction
was completed. It is not of record that anr of
the first cltlzons of Cheyenne objected to be
ing carried in this conveyance because of its
lapso from aobrietr tor a single day of In
dian extravagance.,
KLEPITAXTS IN- TIlll AltMT.
Soma Points as to Their Employment br
the Uritlahln India.
Frm IKsJitiladtlpMa Tiwui.
Oamjutta. Oct. 15. Ono of the most inter
esting features of the English army Ufa pre
sented to the layman In India U furnished by
the remarkable efficleny of the elephant bri
gade most highly developed through the skill
otltho Durmeso 'in handling tho giant ani
mals. Their usefulness in' India can scarcely
be imagined by, one not familiar -with the
amount and variety of work which ther ac
complish, hut It would be a serious mistake to
ima'glno that tbls degree of usefulness Is at
tained through any aptitude ot tho unwieldy
animals or natural tendoncy toward It It Is
duo solely and entirely to the wonderful abil
ity of tho natives in training the huge animals
and ovorcomlug their natural Inclinations
This cunnot bo too highly praised. Nolthor
must It' be Imagined that tlio uso of olorhauts
1 In army llfo is not attended by great disad
vantages, not tlio least of .whtoh Is tho diffi
culty with which they aro transported.
Naturally tho elephant is not an Intelligent
animal, " He can bo taught remarkable things.
In which his strength and ondurunco play an
Importnnt part. He can nnvor, however, per
form these feats without continual attendance
ana direction. Abstractly, his power ot work
Is unapprectable: wlun directed by skilful
hands, howevor. it Is remarkable.
.The transportation facilities which are pro
vldod for the sole use of tlio elephant nro quite
as remarkable. I wltnesHfil recently , the
loading and ilotralnlng nt a lot of elephants on
the Uudras Hallway. Both were remarkablo
processes. In loading a ropo is fastened to his
fore leg and u lot ot natives hum and pull at it
to Induce the animal to take the first steps
Into the ear. This Is only uccotnbllshed. how
ever, by admonishing blin In the haunch by
moans of a tusk. The Urit step taken Is rap
idly, followed by tho others until ho stands
safely on tho car.
This portion of the tasklsaceoinpllahcd com
paratively easily, nowovor, when compared
with tho next. At llrst he Is timid and slightly
frightened, but when tho car startHhisfearis
wonderful to behold. Though he may ride a
hundred times, he never overcomes this fear,
though It ii'iich more pronounced when ho
takes his Initial rids after, say, two months','
acquaintance with civilization. He rends tho
air with wild trumpotlngs, endeavors fruitless
ly to escape, and only ceases his efforts when
the car ha again come to a standstill.
Of courso, wonderfully strong cars are nec
essary to hold him. '1 hey aro made complete
ly ot iron.wltli Hugo iron bars rising to a height
of ten or twelve feet above the platform.
Often these cars are rendered useless by the
twisting of the bars, due to the application of
tho occupant's remarkable strength,
, In transporting . tho elephant by sea the
difficulties ore almost as great. They aro
raised br means of a canvas sling from the
wharf to tho ship, struggling to esoaiw and
rending the air with their orloa. Once aboard
ship they are easily managed, the motion uot
affecting them, because they do not aeo tne
moving panorama before thorn, Unloading
them la easy. They aro lowered to a raft be
side the ship and allowed to swim ashore.
Ther take to the water.easllr and aro oxeel
lent swimmers, beipg, ablo to swim eight or
ten miles at a stretch wlthnat tiring.
.Thp size of tho Indian eltfphantls usually
about eight feet In height and ten feet In
length. The male Is a little larger, perhaps
eieien fret, and weighing about P.OOO pounds.
Near n State nf Fnrfectlon.
Ve If" Chltw Tritium.
"You havon't changed much since I saw you
last." .
"You mistake. When you saw me last I was
a Populist, an anti-expanslonlat. and a freo
silvorite. I urn, now a gold standard Itepub
lican expansionist,"
"ft's on me. , What'! rou drink J"
1 ve quit drinking, too,"
WOMEN YlWTms SNAKES.
1 .
Ar.no nASnLB rttiat j-y a avnvnzsvtti
WAX AT TUB SnOW.
1
Tlielr Hereditary Repugnance for the Ser
pent Destroyed Apparently by "fnmil
Inrlty ISnUrtnloment .Provided by the
Visitors Seven Itnttlesnakes .Stolen.
Tlio snake show, as a wriggling rival ot tho
Horso Show, mado n record for Itself lost wuok.
It la about the weirdest thing New York has
seen In mnnr a day. The snakes tliomsclvcs
aro not bo remarkablo. Plenty .of New York
ere, who have occasional little snake shows ot
their own, have seen funnier specimens. But
tho exhibition at tho Grand Central Pnlaco
doesn't havo to depend entirely on its reptiles.
Women hato snakes and lovo horses,- but they
aro holplng tho snake show along with the
same forvthey devote to the Horso Show.
Some men. as bofore said, have grown bo
used to seeing qucor snakes that plain com
mon serpents, with no appendages oxcopt rat
tlers, boro thorn. Anything lass Bploy thna &
groen and jlolot specimen with a fllbbortlglb
bot head, sapphire wings and a fantall seems
tamo to their jaded nppetltes. Theso eccs'n
trlc specimens aro not uncommon In NewlYorlc
Dut whllo plenty ot men know a snako when
ther eoo It and oron when they don't boo It,
not one man In a million has ovor boheld hla
wife amiably juggling with the serpents he
saw or with those he thought he saw. no will
have to go to the snnko ahow in order to real
izo this vision. After he has seen his wito
ticklo the boa under the chin and heard her
talk baby talk to tho cannibal king, he will
want to ask somobody to lntroduco him to her
so that ho can get acquainted all oyer again.
Tho hall where the exhibition la held sug
gests a warm summer day in Tophet. Ther
mometers are not provided, but any ono espe
cially anxious to be on the sate side would
guess that tho mercury would hustlo up to 00'
without loss of timo. The snakes Hko it, The
llfteen baby rattlers stand on their tip. tails,
and stick out their tongues In tlio friskiest
kind of way. In tho middle ot tho afternoon
tho. big snakes got a llvo rat apiece and testify
tholr appreciation of the favor by aotlng their'
prettlost. But tho most Interesting oxhlbit Is
tho crowd. At lint the men and women go
pcorlug into the boxos saying, "Ugh I" and "Oh.
my I" and tapping on tho glass to rouse tho
snakos Inside. Pretty Boon so.no woman says
to Mr. Illgby:
"What kind of a snake fs that big one?"
A boa 2onstriotor."
"Oh, myl How-long is he?" .
"Eight feet. lie Is getting ready to shed his
SKin, xnars mo reason no s so auu."
"Oh, myl How can you tell when bo Is go
ing to shed?"
"By his eyes." and Mr. nigby calmly opens
tho case, whlah contains the boa, with four
smaller snakes, slaps the others lightly in the
fucs to mako them keep away, and hauls out
the great colls o'. tho constrictor.
Tho crowd stares, and when Mr.HIgbyIar
the big snake on tho floor tlie people edge re
spectfully away. Tho other day when the boa
was put on tlie floor a man was standing at an
other case with his back to tho crowd.. The
movement of the people back of him as they
edged away in n clrclo mado him turn around
aud brought htm face to face with tho con-.
Btrlotor, which was perfectly free. The man
didn't .mako a sound, but plunged madly
through tho prowd. almost upsetting two or
three men who happened to be in bis road.
Of course, everybody laughed and the man
camo back rather sheepishly.
An Incident like this generally starts the real
show, and from that time until the crowd goes
Borne of the snakes are scarcely inside of their
cases. Men and women walk about In the
orowd with the serpents twined around their
arms and necks, or holding ono In a mass of'
knots among the fingers ot one hand. It is the
commonest thing to see a well-dressed woman
go up to. a snake wblch some one Ja holding
and Btroko it with her bare hand.
"Bid you ever touch a snako before now?"
the reporter asked such a woman.
"No.11
"Why do you now?"
"Well, if it won't hurt this man it won't hurt
me."
"But how about the repugnance women are
supposed to have for snakes?"
"Well. I was onrious to know how itwcld
feel, und I suppose mr curiosity overcome my
rcougnance. Ilcnllr It isn't unpleasant to touch
them." closing nor lingers around the snake
and passing her hnpd up and down. "It's cold,
hut It is portcctly dry. 1 always had an Idea
thoy were Bllmy."
"Doesn't that beat all?" a man said as the
woman turnednway, "What gets. Into wom
en lny way? Why, I'brought my wife and my
little four-year-old boy In here yesterday after-,
noun, and Insido of bait an hour mr wife was
pattlng'the boa on tho head whllo mr boy was
pulling Its tail."
A woman has a box of pine snakes In one
corner, aud her assistant, a quiet-looking
young woman In a greenish dress with a green
velvet collar, seems to have a partloular.fond
ness for a long, light-colored pine snake from
Florida. Tho snako seems to return the lik
ing and la particularly effective colled around
that green velvet collar. While the Pins
snaked young woman was standing nenr one
ot the cases, a girl in a bluo tailor-made suit
came along. There was quite a crowd, so the
two young women wore pretty close tsgother,
The snako cast a speculative eye on the tailor
made bluo girl and evidently concluded that
the color would suit its complexion quite as
well as green, bo, without deserting its first
lovo. It wriggled and wriggled around her neck
until It got quite a long reach, and then it
bowed polltelyto the blue girl.
Tho bluo girl took no notice, being absorbed
in tho pretty picture of the black cannibal
king eating a rat Then the pine snake bowed
boiuo moro and waved its head In a moat in
sinuating fashion, but still tho bluo girl paid
no attontlon to it. So the snake tenderly laid
Its head on tbo blue tailor-made shoulder and
smuggled down with evident dollght. Hard-Iieartedrtallor-inado
girl In bluo I All she did
was to brush the reptile aside Impatiently and
go on watching the cannibal king.
Said tho reporter: "Aren't you afraid to
have that snake poking its hoad around you in
thai manner."
Tho girl turuod andsored It calmly,
"If It won't hurt her. It won't hurt me," she
remarked.
. "But if you should see a llttlo gartorsnake in
t he road you would run a mile. Yet you know
thqt'the gartersnake isn't going to hurt you,"
Well, I might not run, but I admit 1 should
bo glad to see tho snake run. , It soems differ
ent here. Aftor you have been in' horo a whl 0
you got UBod to It."
"Thon. you wouldn't have'touched one when
yon llrst camo In?"
"Mercy, not I thought they wore loath
some I don't want tool muoh of them now,
but somehow you can't keep on having cold
shivers and thrills of horror for such a length
ot time unless there's something to help you
along."
. The manager of the show stood around
beamlug placidly.
"Tills Is-the easiest show I ever bad to run."
ho said. "It just runs ltselt. Let some ot tho
womon play with the, snakos and the men and
the rest of tho women stand around and watch,
and It's ull they ask. I hadn't any mora Idea
that this wa going to turn Into a sort ot a free
f or-al. affair than I had that tho snakes would
grow'fent and walk uround tho hall. Tho only
troublo Is to koop enougli of tho snakes in the
boxes to havo a few for people to lookatthat
way, I'vo had to label tho rattlers and cop
perheads 'Danger. If I didn't, peoulo would
bo Inviting a 0orouMr"6 Inquest by trying to
Pick thu rattles off tho tails for souvenirs. '
""Well. I. have ono other, trouble: that's so.
lou see. wo havo to glvo the snakes live rats
to eat, and somo people raise a howl about Jt.
It Is.klud of pitiful to see one of .tho little fel
lows crouched down In. a corner, his, hair just
standing ou end, waiting to ho made a men! of.
But, you Bee. I'm betweon two llros. Either
I've got to let the rats bo killed and eaten by
tho snakes or. I'vo got to let tho snakos starvo
to dcatli for lack ot tho rats. .And tliero you
are.
"Hero are a couple of snakes that dn't
seem very hungry. I nut ,tho rat in thoro
qulio a whllo ago and at first ho crouched down
behind the drinking disband truly his hulr
just stood up straight. But the snakes dldu't
pay aur attention to him, aud finally ho began
to think that, at any rate, maybo he'd like to
got a drink before ho d led. So he crawled over
the odge of the dish, drunk some of the water,
and now he seems to be climbing around over
the snakes as it thoy were the best and oldest
of triends. As things strnd now. I'm not sure
whether the rat will eat the snakes or the
snukes will oat the rat," ,
At this point several women came up to ask
Questions, and finally' the manager lowered
his voice to a confidential pitch and said:
, "I wonder what would happen It I should
tell those women who aro so free to handle the
big snakes that thore are Jive little ones loose
around hero somewhere."
"Loosol" exclaimed tho womon with a sud
den ohango of countenance.
, "Oh., they're Just little fellows. I don't
know just what onus did get away, but thoy
were harmless, whatever they wore. I wont
put Into tho lobby day before yesterday, and I
found ono scooting out to get n look ut tho ca
ble curs. This morning thoy found one lu the
branch Post Office in the corner of the build
ing, but I think there are four or five others
not reported yet.
, Ona of tils listeners had disappeared by this
time, and it took some searching to find her in
ono corner, hor eyes big and both hands hold
ing her skirts sevoral Inches from the floor.
"I've been looking for them," she said al
most breathlossly,
"VVell. I don't like tho feeling." began
another.
"Nor I "
"lt'B gol"
.."All right I" and they started for the door.
Half an hour later the reporter found them
stroking the coach Vhlp under the onlti and
saving to the king snaky. On. you beauty!"
A bor of about IU was there with his father,
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it. t. nonin ro in west iutu st. (astob court niuimNO), y. y.
and when the. reporter first noticed him he
was dividing his attentions between tho coach
whip. and on Immense chicken snake from
Florida.
"Wouldn't mother have a fit If I should put
one In her workbosket." exclaimed .tlio boy,
with touching filial enthusiasm.
Tho father looked curiously at the women
around and remarked. "Perhaps."
, "Why don't you buy one. father?'' pleaded
the boy. "Buy halt a dozen."
Whon csxt.eeonTthe boy had the coach whip
tangled up In hlB Angers, His eyes wore shin
ing with excitement and he was still pleading
with his .father to bur ono or two or half a
dozen. ,
Almostovery day .photographers ret up their
cameras in front ot the star animals and mako
flashlight pictures. Sometimes tho snake,
fascinated -by tho light which burns before tho
flash; lifts Its head' from Blx inches to a foot
and stares Btraight out 'through the glass. It
Is almost as If it knew what was going on and
posed for tho camera. The boa. by tho war.
has posed for its picture. Sir. Illgby bought it
in tho llrst place because bo wanted to paint a
picture of live in the Garden of Eden. He
pried open tlie snako's mouth and put an
apple there. Since that timo artist and model
have become Arm friends and Mr.-Hlgby bos
added other snakes to his collection.
One of tho. queer things which havo hap
pened .is the theft of seven of tho flftoou baby
rattlers. Tho manager now recall tho fact
that one day a man of tho Western frontier
typo lingered long before tho hanny rattler
family. He supposes that tlie exiled frontiers
man felt' himself lonely in. Now York and ab
ducted the seven rattlers to keep him company
and mako tlie effete East'more tolerable. .The
manager oners a reword'of $26 for tho seven
rattlers, or 54 apleoo for a smaller number.'
and only one QuestionMlsed. namely. "Why
the devU did you do It?"
Some too-Interested spectators leaned on
the boa's case the other day and broke tho
glass, whereupon n, glazier was sent for to re-
Ealr the damage,' The glazier camo. but
elng a prudent glazier, he declined to put a
pane ot glass on top of a boo. So the man
ngor scurried around and cot a'juto bag.no bor
being handy, and put tlio boa in' there. He
stowed the serpent in head first amid breath
less interest on the nart of the spectators. Hut
ju3t ns lie, was carefully tucking, In the tall a
yell from the crowd startled him. Tliero was
a'holo In the bottom ot the bag and tho boa
was half way out and starting on -a pleased
tour of Investigation, A chain snake discov
ered, n. knothole whleh everybody olso had
overlooked in his box and wan found half out
and half In. stuck, as tight ns could bo. They
pried him out and nailed up the knothole.
.Tho men .and; women who rub elbows nt the
shownro a nueer assortment. .In ono corner
is Falling Star, the Indian model, In full dress
of tlio deerskin and head variety. Jn another
Bowery barkeepers, gano alongside of womon
whose oarrlages waltat the door. And occs
s onally Rattlesnake 1'e'o Grubor enlivens the
,Bhoff and. makes tho.crowd stand staring over
the stories he tolls. One woman with Ave
snakes twined around hor paradod the hall
the other day nnd five women hanging over
ono snake !s a sight too common to attract attention.
sea it rnoTaaitAvnKD xx hike.
Caught by the Camera ns II Awakened
from a Nno In Yellowstone I'rtrk.
On Sunday lost The Bum reproduced a photo
graph of a wildcat takon by young Hugh Uhaw
In the Maine woods, just before his fathor, Wil
liam M. Shaw of Greenville, put a bullet
through the animal, Jiot loss curious than
that picture is tho portrait of a bear taken by
Dr. fleorge E. Barrett of 487 Bedford avenue.
Brooklyn, like Mr. Shaw's wildcat, Dr. Bar-
rett's bear, was up a tree when fnousnd by the
photographer; unlike tho oat, however, the
beur escaped with its life. Hq was In Yellow
stone) Park, and, being under tho protection of
the united Btatos Government, was spared.
Dr.. Barrett, while botanizing in the park,
wandered away from his puny und lost his
way. They had appointed to meot for iunoh at
Jackson's Hole. and. as It was long past the
lunch hour. Dr. Barrett started to climb u tree
to try and locate his frlrnd by tho smoke of
their cumpllre, When half way up a giant
beech ho saw a bear comfortably asleep among
.the neighboring branches. lie returned as
quickly and as quietly as he could to tbo
ground, where he had loft his camera, and
mounted. attain in timo toratoli a nogathnot
the bear just as it. awakenud by tin' iiolso, was
stretching Itself preparatory to escaping.
BROOKLYN'S NEWEST FAD! "
X-ttAT PAIlTim SUCCEED TO TltOl.T.Et
PAttTIES.
The first Glvra at the Tlouse of n Ilelihti
Fhyilclan n Great 8access-Gursts En,
Joyed Seeing Their Ovrn Hones and Thou
of Tbelr Friends Chnrlly the Ualner,
X-ray parties are tha latest fad In Brooklri.
Brooklynltes nearly always aiuuao themseltei
seriously. Think of tha trolley parties that
they havo I And thoso who know say tint 1
trolley party Is as devoid of smiles as a pate U
a newspaper run by women. Bat tl.t
X-ray party promises to oust the tm
loy party, at least during tho wiater,
and it certainly Is far more amusing, ,
Few pooplo think ot science as eM
splitting, but they do soy on the other sliIo&M J
the bridge that the "X-rays are too funny lor w
anything." These X-ray entertainments an
given, ol course, for olmrltyj Brookjyn .altrari
amuses itself for tho benefit of Bomeboily or
something. Such a thing as enjoyment for
enjoyment's own sake is frowned down on Irom
tho Heights to tho Hill. 9
Heights people gave'tho first look-yourrell- ?
und-oaQh-othor-ihrough-and-thrnugli show m
a few ovontngs ago at tha home of lir F 1. m
Caldwoll. 151 Henry street. The Hill poopMH
will probably clvo two soon, just to go in
ono better. That's a little way these dwelleii
on high-places havo of doing, bo all who Ihr
down In the hollow between say with their
noses In the air. The entertainment vrai (
under tho uusplcos of a llttlo circle of King H
Daughters and was In every way succcmFui. H
This clrclA is made up entirely of young pro-
plo who dwell on tho Heights, and is m
denominational. Dr. Caldwell has for a lore )
whllo been more or less tntorrstud in their
good works, and u few woeks ago attended em V
of thnir receptions.
Vie want to give an entertainment, tht
girls said to him. " Homutliing new. sonic-
thing unique. Do suggest something. "
Mhut proved to be n happy thought tmci H
Dr. Caldwell. . I mlX
"Glvoan X-ray party," ho suggested. "HitkH's
It at my house, and I'll glvo the exhlbillMiMSH
you, nnd we'll all do ovory thing we can to inait H
It n go."
Tho girls oh'd and nh'd no llttlo ntul said tint 'wm
was the greatest schome they ever lieanl 'ijB,
They had ull sortu orconlptloiis nnd Jii'-t MiciKx
thntoven tho people In New York hail iion HbU'
thought of thut. and neither Imvothev WlmSIVr
tho timo camo to sell thq tickets for the fun- M
tlons a hundred were giabbed up before llww H
who had them in bund knew it. mid thui l mt
about as rnnny ns could bu comfortably mil"-
talnod nt tholr host's home. Tho Datntlitm H
wore In high feathor. for ther got Zi cenii mt
each for tlielr tickets, and 10O sliver iiuarteri
were not to bo sniffed at when thnir generou
young hearts were burdened with the sort H
neeus 01 many people. mj
when the ovnnlng came around the rain wj
coming duwn in sheets, but upward of -1'"
pooplo were on hand, eagor to bob what ther
could seootoach other and themselves. rlm)
vocal, violin, mandolin aud whistling solo, nil
recitations camo first on tho iirngrninine ThH
performers wore Misses Nellie I.morleh, ()!'
Foster. Harford. Kane, Ilmma Wnllser. 3IauJ
Prcstldgt), Warren, Gertrude McKay, ';;"
Taylornnd Mrs. Edward Bandall Elder nnd ln W
F. W. PsvTs. . Il
"Very fow of the gitosts had ever seen tM
X-rays work befoie, ui,d almost, none I im
Ivings Daughters. Hotlioy grew quite Inlir.;
ou over what they bow. 'jipii bee my X-1?,! A
plant Is attached to a istutlo battery, mi eight
Plate machine, and t placed It here on
table In the. centre of tha room Tin '"'
pany Hied' In throe or four nt a time,
and ouch ono had u good look at tu;
bones in their hands, feet, arm- ana
shoulders, nnd also at thoso of each other
was vory amusing to hear tho eonum-n's i
many of the girU. and ladles, A nuiiiner 0'
them said that it wan too eumiy to su t ilieo.
nnd they wore actually afraid at llrst, I threat"
enod to examine tho hoartR of some of im
young ladles, but they wouldn't hunr to tm
until I explained that the rays dldn.t j
throw any light on oue's feelings, 1 Inwir
some of tho guests consented '"
an electrical treatment, and such kyiart
lng ao they all hud you never saw. They urns:
sparks from one another at u great rate ana
thought that fine fua. ' Finally, alter cverf;
bodyhad looked to his or hor heait'scoiiteni,
refreshments were served and ovtiryb'sl''""
elded that an X-ray party was greater fun than
any other kind."
"'Some people say that X-ray exhibitions art
dangerous," suggested the reporter ,.
'Proparly uppjled." answered pr J jM'
"there Is absolutely no dnnpur wllhth; ,rnJ'
especially In connection with a static incth
1 have never known It to burn u p - M '
think the bumtug that wo hear attribute 1 '
comes from long exposure generated ' 11
tain coll. which, I bellevo. Ib danger u- V
for believing that people are Noinetiuu '"';' ff
Insane by the application of tho X-ray '",''.!
all bosh in my opinion, Insanity inu ' "
existed before. When the rns are 11;'
footed as to show la addition to bone an J r"
olgn bodies tissues, thon such eiitertd'un. ' m
as tho ono given by the King's Dauth' w'" JJl
bo interesting Indeed, . ,. , . .. , "3
"When people begin to tako (heir fuu .
tlflcaIly,"ooullnuudDr.Caldwnll, or i- hefW
And science really amusing as well us '"-''
lug nnd instructive, tiien wo are inogi '"'
I havo nn abw-lutoly. new liistrumin; nt"
which I bolluvo Is go og to work worn!" '"
cases ol incipient phthisis, and the ypung l.
Pie as well on; the old were as mnch Inter'"
In thai us thoy were in the X-rays. 'I lie it'ru
ment Is an ozone generator, which " J'rl
here. In this rear reoeptaole any bpp icaJJ
desirable for the patient to Inhale In pin ' ''
by compressed air tliatls put through "
globo Inhaler, in which Is a eontu.u;
statlo spark of olectrlelty generating 0 i
that, tho patient liaB not only the ben '
medicinal applications, but ot tlio Biitnert'J
and tonie effect of ozone, Bonm sat.ii ' '
results have already been obtained, ' .
said, many who were present that 1 ign' "-""j
od to see this instrument work, to tus- ' " A
to hear all about it. I hove promised 1 l"
three more X-ray parties for the If "U. U
oharlty. and there will probably 1- "" 1
others here and elsewhere before th"- x " !J JL
over, for this one I speak ot wa ,01" tf
fine fun," Jll

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