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a White Hope. Trying to Recite "Casey at the Bat," and Forgets His Lines. Proud Popper Hopper Outlines His Kiddy's Future, Giving a Comedian's Ideas on What's the Best Way to Bring It Up to Be a Perfectly Proper Hopper WHEN, on the evening of January IN, !>? Wolf Hopper received the news r?f the birth of a very lively eight and :t half pound son, lie immedi ately wired bark that the boy be fur nished w iih a ropy of "Casey at the ita*." and be told to do his duty. Mr. Hopper ?;i3 plajing in t'hirazo at tin; time, and In- didn't do a thine but travel f a.st a ? :'a; t as his route man would allou Tin- first rue ? ing bet-veen Wili ia !: I ?? Wolf lloppi-r, Jr.. and his his trionli: fat .er was most toutiiing, so much f-o, iti fact, that they both cried It r j'>\. r aware o:' rnj..:"? :n.-iits for tli?? Important task which his father has set b* ? r- ::i, yi ing !?>? Wr.lf h;?s been stor inp ;> . :ni and vitality ever since, It v? I 'ji i j :i>arve|5o :s lung power, and tat.* ing on >s :ght at the rate o: an ounce a day. ai : h?- is no*.* familiarizing himself witn tin shortest distance between Uroad'A.t and to* i'olo Grounds. Mr. Hopper lias ver> definite ideas mapped out lor 1 it11?? I ?<? Wolfs career, i 1? has r.o obj -rtion to the boy becoming another footlight fiend. but he won't recommend i'. for an a< tor has to be too much or a travelling salesman. IJrea.i T'?t in one town at seven and the next a-. no ti is t.ot t > he desired. "First of all," says Mr. Hopper, ".lunior - that's what we call im now, but 1 can nee myself addressing him as 'Bill' in a }fir or two -Junior is K"ing to be odu rated from the chin down, f want to be s ire his corpus is well started before I start pitting ideas into his head. c i irse. this iirst year of his life he'll be long to his mother, and I won't attempt to show her what to do. 1 know better. "I want to befiti developing his habits right now. He's already on the waiting list at the Lambs' dub, and soon he'll be drinking mineral water there with the rest of the boys. 1 moan actual mineral water, too. You'd be surprised how the national temperance wave has struck the club. Hilly Sunday couldn't get in there, but they can't keep his inlhience out. Itight now there's more mineral wat^r being handed over tin* Lambs' bar than at any other club in town .and I intend to show Junior that the stuff was in vented to be the chased as well as the chaser. At the same (imp, however, I won't allow him to be j ut up for member, ship in the W. C. T. I*. Remember, he's going to college, and the time hasn't yet come when boys will be girls. "There are several rules of etiquette which 1 must instill into his character just as soon as his mind becomes a little more absorbent. The etiquette of call ing, for instance, when seven are sitting in. Coincident with this comes the etiquette of cards, which Involves the dis crimination between queens and two spots. Then the curds of courtesy, which are not necessary, though, in ca&e he stands pat "If he decides to become an actor, I must drill hi in thoroughly In the etiquette of invitations and answers, and how much more important usually an engagement is than a wedding, ile must know all about luncheons and lunch, and learn not to allow his supper to come too close to nis breakfast. All this will naturally include the proper handling of the fork and the difference between the fork and the fork over. Especially when the latter is necessary to keep from being knifed. "The etiquette of sport comes in here, too. He must learn the art of borrowing various parts of the outfits of fellow players. and if asked to lend, he can at least lend a willing ear to what they have to say. I'd rather have him be a golf caddy than a tea caddy. Afternoon teas won't keep him out in the open air, and a tea fiend is much more to be deplored than a mineral water absorber. "Motoring is of vital importance, and In; is learning now to shake his rattle whenever the chauffeur toots his horn. He must become a careful driver, for I would much rather have him wreckless than reckless. On his drives through the park now he is learning the location of all the desirable benches and how to keep away from poison ivy. "I understand that he was born under tine of the lucky signs of the zodiac. I hope it wasn't the crab, because they n?ver agreed with me. Shortly after he was horn he had his fortune told, and they sa'd ho would Koon rner-t a his, tall man. with a de<*; voire, who would haw a groat Influence on th trend of his career. ! wonder if the fortune teller m?ant me? Any how. I was introduced t i my sot a few da. ? later. "During the Spring rr?.?'in of lipht opera, which wo goh-z to put on in New York. I expect to giv?- a h>>\ party for th" boy. he can't come he ??;?:i .it least 8i*nd u wire will his regrets. "1 believe in a kid I. Ing his father's pa: He's going to look j! me as friend fatht: and when he get.-. ol< enough to walk I'll jus lead him to kindergai ten an<i let him learn the difference between red, yellow and blue. I hope he won't coino home then and tell me I'm green. "Hr-'ll bo provided with a bartbal. sometime this week, and the harder lie bangs it. on the floor the better I'll like it. la the Kail, when the season opens, I'll got him a football and let hint roll around the same floor and make touch downs with it. It'd be a good idea to rig up a little gymnasium right here in thu flat and start accumulating trie various Instruments of torture that are supposed to develop physical education, and i think they do. "My elder son. John Alan Hopper, is a young banker here in town, and I'm very glad of it. because 1 can call on him whenever I'm broke. And I'd b<; perfectly willing to have this little fallow grow up In the same business, but 1 want to steer him through prep school and college first, and lot him mix i 11 with the boys a little more. "Jack was so keen to get started in business that he didn't imvc time to stop and learn the 'ologit's.' I'm sorry he didn't, because I know now that he would have appreciated the association. To me knowledge is not the prime asset a col lege affords. It's the association with a lot of good men and boys that counts for so much, especially in after life. "And then, of course, all the good times the kid'll buy himself with my money, which I am perfectly willing to donate for that purpose. Fifteen or twenty years from now I suppose he'll be holding: me up for my week's salary to bet on a foot ball game. "I want hirn to go in for every kind of athletics on the programme. 1 did. I played football, and tore a piece of my knee off, which I never had returned vo me, but there was enough left of me ho that. I didn't miss it very much. When I was a young kid I went to a fining school up in Massachusetts, run by a cousin of mine, who owed my father money, as I remember, and so father let him work It out on me. It was a great school, though, and I got ready there for Harvard. 1 got started in Harvard all right, and lasted there nearly a month, but It wasn't the fault of the prep school that I didn't last longer. My feet itched to prance up and down the stage, and I'm not through scratching them yet. "But f saw enough of collego life to know that it's the thing for this kid, and I hope he puts on the l!>0 pounds that 1 had when I was eighteen, for 1 want him to be an All-America tackle or halfback. "After that let him come behind the scenes with me two or three times,and watch a rehearsal, and 1 think he'll bo cured of any desire to follow up the busi ness end of the theatre, if he has any. "Just now I'm in a little hurry to get explaining Carefully the Shortest Way to the Polo Grounds. him out to a Summer place on Long Island, where he won t show any inclina tion to go out niphts. I'm afraid of the lure of Hroadway after dark, even for boys of his ape. lie might attempt to shadow me here some stormy evening. And I don't want hirn to take after the chickens hero in town just yet. .Nurse says they all turn around and look at him whenever she takes him out, but it'll be safer to introduce him to the original kind with feathers on first. 1 think I'll pet him a small regiment of chicks to play with this Summer out in the back yard. "It's a source of great satisfaction to me to know that the boy and 1 were both born right in the same locality within yelling distance of each other. I'm proud to claim New York as the birthplace of me and mine. But don't star me in this story. Don't make me fat-headed about myself. Make me fat-headed about the kid, because that's a father's privilege, isn't it? Especially when New York is involved. "You can appreciate how wonderful I felt when tho news of his arrival arrived, when I t< il you how low I was feeling for weeks before the happy event. We had just struck Chicago from a tour in from the Pacific Coast, where 1 had been pivon a royal reception by the cordial Califor nians and a few battalions of the wonder ful San Francisco sand fleas, who ham mered me worse than any dramatic critic ever did, and that's going some. "All the way across the Western wilderness until we struck Chicago there wasn't a thing to alleviate the sufferings of us poor wandering minstrels except in Mile City, a place somewhere between the Pacific Ocean and the Mississippi River?1 don't know where; it's in Da kota, or Montana, or Minnesota; one of those States where there's no Sullivan law, anyhow?there were some French men buying horses for the French army. It was on a Friday afternoon, and all tho horso traders were leading out their blooded stock for inspection. The horses ?would trot up and down a couple times, and after the Frenchmen had looked 'em over enough they'd blow a whistle, and the next one would dance out. They bought 824 horses for $125 a head. There were a lot of old David Jlarums among the sellers, and after a horse had been turned down they'd ring him in half an hour later, with a rosette in his inane, or his tail in a braid, and try to put him over, and sometimes they did. Some of the horses trolted out so many times that when the whistle blew they'd just turn around of their own accord and run back. "Well, that was a funny exhibition, but let me tell you it was tho only thing that ntocoy by O ?r)r/p& happened in ail those weeks Aside from the deadly monotony of one-night stands, and my reserve energy had nearly all left me. I was afraid the Chicago audiences would walk out on us. But If there is one thing on this earth that can make a man forget that he was ever in the dumps It's when the arrival of a new member of the family is announced. 1 got word about f) o'clock, near the end of the first act, and I never danced my -07 pounds over the boards with as much pop before in my life. When old Ponce de Leon thought he found the Fountain of Youth down in Florida his feelings didn't have anything on me. "The reporters swarmed into the wings and stuck around me like flies on a new shoet of fly paper. It was the big night of my life. "Now, besides Mrs. Hopper and myself, who don't cut so much ice with the boy An Admiring Audience. ns ve'd like to, because he insists on having a good ninny conferences with his nurse, his valet, his cook, or his chauffeur ?all these attendants buzz around and see that his daily existence is reeled off according to schedule. "I'd like to make a lawyer out of De Wolf, Jr. By the way, I didn't want to name him that, but Mrs. Hopper couldn't, see It any other way, so I thought I'd .J*-' her have the final word, becaua' " learned that it pays in the enn> grandfather was William Henry De of Bristol, n. I., which sounds big?bigger than Rhode Island Itself, and he was. If he were alive now he could lick me. My mother thought I'd grow to his propor tions, so she fitted th? name onto me. all but the Henry part. And I'd be just "Bill" Hopper to-day, except that when I was a young cub I thought De Wolf sounded flossier, so I cut out the "Bill,'' and now I find myself laden with a trade-mark that 1 don't dare change for fear it won't burn well In (he Incandescents. "But my father was a lawyer, bo why can't the second generation after him re vert to t^pe? As far as I can And out, ft lawyer haa far less one-night stands to stand for than an actor. If 1 can teach him to recite "Casey" fervently It ought to be good enough training for him to plead any case at the bar, for I don't want to saddle him with any of Gilbert and Sulll ? ?<???? n's nightmare speeches. r j ho insists on things theatrical, jug.i, I'll be the last one to deny him, lor I realize that as the old man is bent ao the kid is inclined. I'll Just go ahead and give him the benefit or handicap of my ex perience, whichever it is, and try to demonstrate that it's a long road that has no turning back to New York. "The first thing I gave him waa o sonorous rattle, and I'm taking particular care to see that he doesn't get rattled with it. He'll have to get used to a lot of noise if he's going to he around me and if bo's going to live in New York. He eats every three hours, and I intend never to put him on a diet, for he mustn't have his growth stunted If he's to be a Hopper In the nvolrdupois sense of the word."' Curious Facts About Moths, Butterflies and Musk By JOHN T. TIMMONS. AMOTII or butterfly may lose a wing and suffer little or no incon venience; It still can fly about to some extent. But let it lose one of the antennae, or "feelers," and It will soon die. The reason for this is that the butterfly can see but for a short distance, and so its feelers are of much more import ance to it than its eyes. While we are protected mainly through our Bight, the butterfly or moth Is guided and protected by its sense of touch, and so the loss of its feelers ia more serious than the Iobb of sight would be to us. It cunuot fin* food, and so ii dies. Tho beautiful moth which comes forth from the cocoon of the silk-worm, liaw no mouth. Consequently it cannot eat, and lives but a day. But there is a purpose in this single day of its existence, for bo fore it dies it lays tho eggs which bring forth another generation of silk-worms. All moths have not so brief a life as this, however. The death's-head moth not only has a mouth, with which to eat, but it can make a noise which resembles that of a mouse. It is the only moth which makes any sound. It is this peculiar sound which it makes, as well as the resemblance to a skull and cross bones marked upon its head, which makes superstitious people afraid of it, for they believe that It brings them trouble. The moth, though forbid ding in appearance, is entirely harmless, of course. Did you know that there are butterflies which migrate much as birds do? It is a fact. The beautiful big brown and black monarch butterfly, which is common in our fields anil byways, is one of tho varieties which migrate. When the cold weather begins to be felt, these butterflies some times gather In great numbers to oue kjkh. and when all apparently who nro to travel in company have gathered, they spread their wings and fly to warmer re gions, where they begin housekeeping over again, and rear another brood of babies. A few butterflies hibernate, as some of tho animals do. When cold comes, instead of flying to warmer climes, they fold their wings close about, them, crawl into some warm and sheltered crevice and ko to sleep. There they spend the Winter months, and when the warm sunshine be gins to awaken the buds on trees, and the animals in their retrenfs, then those hiber nating butterflies unfold their wings and come forth once more into the brightness and warmth of I lit* sunlight. One of the most common perfumes Is that of musk, which occurs in both the vegetable and animal kingdoms. Kvery body ia familiar with tho musk plant which grows in our gardens. Meet has a musky odor; but there aro two species of plants which grow on the slopes of the Hima layas. one at the great altitude of seven teen thousand feet, which smells strongly of it. Among animals there is a musk beetle, cuttle fish, duck, shrew, mole, rat, ox and deer, all of which owe their dis tinctive title to the fact of their having that odor in a greater or less degree. The muskrat, however, and the musk deer, are the only animals which secrete the musky substance in a special rocep tacle, from which it can bo readily take? as a commercial commodity. The boat musk la obtained from this deer which la found in Central Asia, from the Himalayas to Pekin, at elevations above eight thou sand feet. Unlike other door, they are without horns, and a peculiarity of the male is that it has two Ions and slender teeth which project from the upper Jaw with an inward curve in the form of tusks. As a perfume, musk is remarkable for the diffusiveness and persistence of Its scent: everything In its vicinity catches and retains its odor. For this reason it is not a desirable cargo on ships that carry anything Intended to be used for food. In the East it is held in great repute for medicinal properties, being one of the most powerful spasmodics known. It owes its value to its extensive use as a perfume. Of late, owing to the expenslveness o! musk, and to its being so much adulterated by dealers, what is called American musk has coino into considerable iisp as a sub stitute for the superior kind. This is ob tained from the muskrat?a small beaver like rodent?millions of which aro killed annually for their skins, which aro made up into cheap furs. The tnusky secretion, obtained from this creature has proved an, excellent substitute for true musk In tho ecenting of toilet soaps. If a cake so per fumed is retained for a month it would re quire a very skillful perfumer to dis tinguish the odor front that of the best Tonquin musk.- it is also used In the cheaper essences, although here the ro-? suit is not so satisfactory. 9 Copyright, 1013, by tho Stmr Company. Grr?t ItrlUIn Rlclit* Reari-ved.