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I I' I J- I it i B: V i :?--k!iMr'uA ""r.. lv 'SmSS&S y )?MJ&r'f'?$ a? .V- .V "t --' i "..; v v WRirrnN- for the etntjat ijEPCBLia The IMcl-m harp ha a cry larse and bold cj, Rhicti belies it- mtu'e very msdi. For th Ilelirfan hire li am thins lut IkjII. He Is the mint timid Iittk crrnturo that ono can And in a einkI daj'i joiirnM.He 1 us hy rs a. cojntry luiir. and as free Ironi icIoun5 as he is shy Tho bold eje. iuil thp extent to which that o libels th nlture of Its oinr, jr the first things thst lmp'05"! a student of thllfWan hare. and. as tho UeWn hare fad h& Btrtiek SL Jjoi lth consldtr abl luce, thire are many n-ople who are studylr.B him There Is a much difference between I!el Clan hares as there la between hor-.es. The fan'-" IMKian In us different fom his common brother In tho next hutch as a Derby winner is diffCTit from a fart horse. Of coure. o-- must have a Unnnleiifr; of the "points" that e to distinguish the first class BelRlan from the commcra one, Ju.t as one mu--t liae an acquaintance with Jiorses to tell a broncho from a Kentucky racer. AH Helglan hares have heavy coats of red-brown fur, sprinkled with black; all ha Ions ears and lorjr hind leg1- and fchort fore-legs AH ha-ve bis, bold ejes. But all do not ha the- Ions slender body, much the sha: of the body of a race-horye. tho narrow fringe of black at the tips of the Ions ears the exports call this the lacins". the exact amount of black Fcattered throuch the red -trow n fur which J called the "ticking"; the caof shape, and "'style" of the Ull. the proper ,imou-:t of THE WKITTEN yon T1IK SI KIA1-Rnn PI Jf Ono summer's Sunday morning ir tl.o tarly nineties there Hood on the corm r -if Uroadway and Kim i-treet an underslznl but wlr and muscular appearing man cm tho flapping Hmn coat h- wore wer- plum d numerous badges and gewgaws, nu sheies were pushed up to his elbows, and mourn! one hairy v.rist were bound elluw ilg-r ribl-ons that Iluttend faintly In the early morning breeze. A brown hrttered d. iby was on his -head, and crushed down uer th derby was a fairly good straw hat. It was "Craz" Ward Poor old "Cruz" Ward. Who of the downtown St luls of tho lire-hghting davs of I.ind-ay and Hester, the campaign nnd torchlight procevion niithts of Kr.incis and Noonan: who of the people who pitied and helped him, who of the manv in tho- Sbynone, daya who by tho stentorian torn s uf an optn-alr fspeaker ha lieen lurej Into elbowing their way into a crowd to c t a glimpse of the orator, unly lo kick thtm rnlves for beln;; foi.lad aaln by "fraz" IVard who, ah. v ho docs not rimmlnr him? Many a man of millions has gone to his long rest and his dmie calltif i-n forth one fraction of the rcmimsci nl cinnment oei a-f-ioneii b the de-ith of "Crazv" Ward. Mhlch took'pla'co ono day laf-t week at the Et 1-ojuls Insane Alum. As Ward stood on the corner of-llro.idwoy and Kim nn-it liat hunini-rs morm"g, l-e presented u sorry sjxctaUe. and one that contrasted strani l with the p'ctut- "-que f.-isclnatlon wriih hid urroutjdil hl per eonaltty the enr.g btfore. when he had f-honn resplendent and had leen iliared by no les,s than a Uoren isdlcemen oft bam Is and boxes, which hJl sr-l him as ros trums at as ininy pultil on dountuxM; cor ners. Ward had pat-ed a hard night of It. He had not lieen to ln-d Indttsl. it were doubt ful If in the last few iars of his i-rora-ting I eregnnations- Ward had anv rtguiar tlecptrjir place. Hut one thlnx was n-r-taln. if he had bem to bd his io!l-t r.ctild hae ben ,made. for Ward. .-i his p,Hir, benighted and unli.ilanc-d wa, was a gre-il stiekhr for drj-s-. lint a h- Mood gazing blankly at the brewer wagon airc-s the waj. II w.if. all-appareMt that he hid not hail own an engine-room ll.-r lo -Vep on. for hi" toil, t had not ln--n maj- Of n smlden the sun burst uter I' last's and its brruht bams worked tin Ir ." un der the straw hat, uder tho blown dirby nnd into Ward's ies. Tor an instant ho blinked and tried to brush thor-. tut with his hand. Hut that wouldn't work. Then hi- tried shading his ees win th" small "SUors and Strlrtea" wit'i whlcn h- Iid punctuated his remarks the night before, nnd which ho t-tlll carried with him As an owning tho ll-ijr was ,ot a sti ciss and "Ward made as if to move fuuher rorth. nnd ln' the shadow of the Southern Hotel Only ifew steps he took, then, iecrrn tlally any sun-worsjtlper of old, he bred his hajf bald pate and began to sdib-cT.s tho JiJ"- PASSING r i x. a m l . . - fc- " i .. . i . ."A-... '..wmwav . -. . ".'v .w . jv v. ." .-. . w. v v Ols is a ." .. . sx a i. . : v-. j-jOC -c : "-v- Jr .r- : iui.t na m 'rj' .' - -. j. . -j-' white In the proper vlaces. the ait iliapc nnd length of tie lees and feet, th t.".ct s,hape ami size of head, and the ctact M7 and arih of neck AH are not quick and i.'mble. all do not hold their fars at the p-upcr ansle, all hae not the troperlv colornl coat In fait, it N rare that .i i:-l-Rlan is found with clshty on"-htindredths of thtse thines in :l" proper prcvportlon. wnd b(n he Is fourd lie Is immediately placed In tho "faucv" cld..s. Cvery IMnlan lure has from thrr to thirteen "twin" brothTs utid listers, to iy nothing of fcores that are jounger or older l'or ix IttRlan Iihp Is about as proiitle as any animal that has et bien dli-cored. Tho birth record In a ilvlfilan hare fjnii'y is something enormous, from four to idx addltlors of four to fourteen babies beln liddcl to the famllv hearthstone eierv J tar. Coun'Jni; the children, cr.indchlldren anil gr-at Krandchlldrcn. it is estimated that a jrood UelKlan dc will be the oricln of IK offsp-tng in a jjr; or. to figure it from the marliet man's standpoint, the will produce fcom 320 pounds of meat In twel inoiilhs. The eprt who makes this tstlmatn de clare) It is con-Tutte. A lrab lieilan hare is ery much like a ralblt or a klttt-n In man rpects Its yts do not oien for from elsht to ten dajs after Hi birth, and it Is perf'Ttl helpex After that it Is as lively as anv I a by unl xnal Six weeks it is old enough to b weaned rnd put lrto a runwa to look out for It-elf Hy this tlmo It Ins learned lo eat. uini Is nnip! able to imke its own way OF pkasant good morning and sk 1 altir ibi kind of nlRht It had i-piitt II m med the sun had hod a muih more iif'-shng r. st iiim be had had At 1 tst. i was i-ure i had retired larlier. and he thought It hlghl linprob-ible tint it had 1- n ihasiil i.v us mam polleimen as he h d Of course not Whj ! of coiiiv) not' The sun was the gnat god. th" Mipn me arbiter of n.an. who tieimsl the troplis ilth f-ult that went to waste, und. Just beeauso il isniM go win re. It want's! to. It te-l v here it was and howed the dlrtv, jpia rant l.squimau that If th il'dn t hi'.e i."- fiiii;h to louie down wlitr t was vrrm tht eotild nil Mlay uji tlie-e ai.-l 'nie lis, starve. No, be was quite juir the miii had n ' bei-n ihaioil b an poll enii n Hut that was old birallce It hadn't st!icd In St J.otiK to m ike politb-a! siieechr" !! nise. if th-' sun weie t" d-i th.it, fun If It was the tun, i-ome St Iiuls ce-pp'T would h:ue Pall enough to tfU It to moe on. Ward was Huro tjf that AVhat foo!siii.5s was he talkli g about: Why rver bod knew the sun was Coil, the reati-st somen of lljshT.hi it and pou r that the Unite mind lemhl gra-p And as sut h h bor. id to il As siu-b lie lu-iehid it t shine I'll him. and put life .m! !U ntri into his tired bones, siimi- i-ay he hoped to get to the sun. He would hue done to long ago but l.e had 1 e-n too Ihisv t- build the big balloon that i.uti'l .irri him up. et he had Ineii too bus Then- wre l ' mail bus in SI. Louis and tile sun kn w that without Ward to fll UmKij or Hfs ter what to do thei never would b- able to got a lire put nut right. And. be-tdt-s. there wire so many s-pfeches that had to be made and so man 1 roci s(ons ttiat hil to b'e led that be didn't se how he loald vtr) well fpjre the time to pi to tho "-nil fir some little pTiod t Nut until ilorg about winter. aiiwa. whin It b-gan to pel i old. He thotiaht mi be he mild tin 1 the time then Just at prey nt hi- cou'dn't al low the people of St Louis to miss Ward If lie only had a good pair of wings he wouldn't have to build on billoon He could pay the sun a fling lslt. Wouldn't it lie gr.it if 11' only did hse wings What would C'hUf Harrlgan say to se Ward II lng along nnd Icadlrg a prncsclon aboi.t twentv fe. t up In tho air, wh"re the col 3 couldn't get at him Ward latigh'-d. hut Is c'reater optime, I.ucem dlerum proferens; l"rlmordlls lurls novae, Mnndl parar.s orlglnem. cjul mane Junetum v expert. Idem vocarl praesclpis," Now Ward was down on hi; knees, chant ing. "Ne mens gr.ivnta crlmlns, Vltae sit exul munere " Ho stoj.ped. No. It wouldn't do at all for St. Louis to m!e3 Ward. Hut bctnd fr?" "" Til TiT m1"-"1- The authorities gathered him inSW"" " many vears In which he had become, tamillar ' v -' , x. "'sssMissisMatsssB s K&wQigir- m? SiLOX in the vorU It is not often tht a H-1l.hi l..i"- an le "clasd" ln-fcre it 1- three month- id I 1... that time it has dev!o;.e,i 11 the markings that it wiil evr siiow. It" color is llKhtir tlian It will be as it grows older, but the ticking and the lacing and the white spots nnd the Mipe of th- boily ard Ii gs and neck are will developed. A ISxIfilin Is consid ered fuIH maturtd at four months. The I!t!;!an hare Is a cle3tilj animal. It Is nl'o lntelllt;ent. and un -c taught to be quite plaifut. It likes js ttlne;. after It has b t n ct.tn lnced that It Is not dangerous, niid will cuddle tloe to tne crou-d and til- low its -lek coat to Im stroked with eery ildtr.re of 0::mli enjoyment. Tor tho lirlKkiu is a oumb animal. It Is raro indeed that It will j:le forth any o--al tound. It requires the mo-t excruciating piln to caii-e It to utter th it peculiar squeak which is its only ocal accomplish ment. The Iielgiin plays at night. In the di ilni" it is a er hleip ami quiet animal. 11 will He for hours ."tretched In Its hutch, or nlbMInir drowsily at tho food within the rt.ich of Its luticilnt; lips. Hut as oon is It las h-id Its supper for Helgians nr ful twlLe a day, in addition to havhiB a lot if gnen stuff to nibble at all the time- 't 1 lomts llielj. It runs about its hulcn, ard I htreti'hi-s lis full length upward oi !h" wlr. front, nnd nov-s at Its ralchhor a-"! rolls ami tumbles much after the stjle of a kitten llftgians hati a way of burronlag wheji "CRAZY 99 TRANK WORTH FELL FROM A fSMJw If L"! icrt Vvrcis-,-!" tl i. " .e" i- J175 lBn. vRoiaMjssiac: 11 llp si UT. iO'Z TVHUv ra'fe. .' '?EK!rt.? v iA i it Is time fur them to ir ike a v Tl.ev iu to (,-t t far under the cioanl. hete iIk ma have all the quietude jii'lfe Hut o'herwls- the Hel.an : aot a buiron ln; animal 1'inchrs a; ihir- is alsn lutilv ia danKr (hat tbo Hil-ki.t w II eer beciime a pst and n mewco t irci- In fait. the say UelKians lo not thzl-ie in freiilom They ure .:rl;:l iIimiomic ani mals, and do liettcr In a loomy ba-k ard, where tin re is denty of sheUer, thai: thy would do In the u!!d wooiK or in an aban doned flM A Hi Irian will rit an; thine that a sheen j will eat. It Is not an eptnie animal to tied, in tact. It is tsumaieu mil irao can be raised at a total co-l of 0 ci-nts. It Is not a hard animal to take care of; nil It needs is pltnty f good water. noti;h focd. a plcc where It may stn'ch lisolf, rnd mouth belter to protect It from the cild windf ii winter und the eun's ras In rum mer There are perhaps a dozen rabhltries In St. I.ouhJ now, and the numl r Is lie!ii,j addid to rapidly. There is a ast amount of Intcrtst In tho "new" animal, and ull cf the dealirs hue scores of calls ewry dav. Some of the b---t known men in ht. l.ouls are becoming Inoculated ,lih the fad. and are c:-stlng about for eicu-vs to cs'ab Ilhh raUiltrles of their own Pan lers ay HclKinn h?ro raising is the best latkyard Imltistry er discovered It Is as cheap as raising chickens, and mviih more profitable Thi point out that the h.ue Is good for feed, nnd Its furmaites BALLOON AT WARD - C- - Z- L 1 cs - "" fi '. I" -. V TtV,. A' i wwv'vnsLJrr ii i v 4 an cTiellent "eloitric sealskin." nut jt a: present there are ver few hales lhat go Into the tonkins stove They are too val uable fcr that pui;o-e It is a hard mat ter to supplv the dirrnd for breedms ani mals, ami KNtun Brother out on Cook av enue, and the Woild's Fair Itabb try. on Market street, report that they have soil ut least 10; animals In th" past week. Somo have gne as far away a-s Hoston, to which j lace Mve does ami a buck were shipped Monday. Prices range from J!0 to JTa for the str,ck tl at Is for sale Hut the best breeding bmks and doo are not for sale; they are valued at from J10J to V.') ilr. Steinhaus ir. of the World's Ta'r It ibbltry. has a Donbury-Urltain buck. Ijrkspur, that he would not take $- for, and Mr. KIs'un lias an Ambrose buik. It-d Fox. Jr., that he has not put a price on nt nil. He sas ho would not sell it. Mr. Kl-tun his alo a number of other hlgh-cliss Ambroe bucks pnd does, among wblch are I'rlde of St. Lcul. I-idy Oiford and Trlde of tho West This last I a tiny little animal, bare ly 3 months old, that scores S3 points of perfection, whhh Is a remarKably good store tor a joungner. As a rule, the tran or woman who sees n Helglan admires it. Ono exception to this rul i relate!, however. A laly who called at nn of tho larger rabbitrle.s was afraid of th animal, nnd when one was places! on the floor for her to look at she Jumped Into a chair Just as though It had bun a moue. I I WHAT WOULD CHEF HARRIGARSrff?' ZZZ?l2Z!'tZZ2?J2y lil'l's ".J.iJI J.e.1. Industry I J rJ ..-si-."--- -V e SjrWr -7 r-C? M For yearsliewasthech I cjJprth manY reminiscences The man and his vagaries. I P'or old Ward out to the Inan Asvlum and locked him up for safe keeping. As a patient nt the aslum. "Crazy" Ward was never very much bother to the attendants, as he was disposed at most times to be obedleit. The greatest trouble tbey had with him was when l-ltors cirae who knew Ward, and there were many such. Nothing tickled Ward fo much as to have visitors ask for him. and when he had reason to telleve there was any prospect of visitors he was more thin ustmlly obedient and obliging, hoplncr thereby to gain the good will and favor of attendants. His habit of ruining to fires was a hard one to eliminate, as every time the gong staipded on the floor where he was con fined Ward would lnl-t that Lindsay or Hester could nevir handle the tire without his dire-ctious. and he was morallv certain nil those crazv folks he whs set to pro tect from tire would surely jerlsh. Sant courtesy and attention were ac corded his -p-erhmaklng effort". What did "King William of Cctm-inj" or "Na poleon the first" care whether a prohibi tive tariff or free trade triumphed' As cars succeeded, fewer visitors .ifced for Ward. HI once bright. If unbalanced, brain became eich day mgre and more ob scured and th body of the man showe! the lavages of time Toward the him it vas an effort for Ward to run to a tire. Miny stories hive b"n tiHd, and not a few printed, loneernlng "Craz" Ward and his vagaries It ha been said that he was once ,1 prosperous painter, with a flourishing bust mss. located on Morgan stnet. near Ninth -tret At that time he was not known as "Craz" Ward, but as Frank Worth, whKh was hi real najr.e. An accident, with its accompun Ing In juries, which befell him In the earl seven ties was held to be responsible for his un fortunate, condition Frank Worth fell from a balloon at the St. laails Fair Ground H had taken, a contract to paint a large balloon and had executed I1I1 wotk satisfactorily. He was present when the acenslon took place and. In some In cur hcable manner, became tangled In the ropes dragging along the ground and wis carried through th air head down He fell to the roof of a house and sustaliesl wourd" that conllred him to th hospital for weeks. Hut, aitnougn ire mKjy jii-aieu, me mini of the man never tighter! Itself. It was hli ever-present delusion that he was about to soar through the air. He was unable to properly transact business. He had pilntcd the aeronaut's billoon, the one Irom which he had fallen, a vivid jcllow. and his admiration for his work led him to the Fair Grounds to view the as cension. Crowds of people, the color of jet low and th sen'atlon of going up domi nated hJ whole after existence. He would paint up house or sljn hut in yellow. Jn lieu of Tils former signature to a sign he Invariably aflUed a yellow balloon. 1 Ft V sl'uated at Ninth street nnd Washington avenue. Ward made that locality his head quarters, and delivered many of his famous "sermons." or sp'oihes, at thn corner of Ninth nnd Lucas avenue. After getting a suflli er ;t crowd around to gratify his vanity nrd lining talked lone enough lo produce I what he was plras'd to term th' attention r M remarks merited, he would almost In- j v. rlabl bring the 'sermon" to an abrupt stop by descending- from his flowery flights of eloquenc" to dip suddenly into subi rosa matter. 4 t the old College Church he was a rgu- T I.ir attendant. anJ though his responses fre- . J nut nth jiariook of the vociferous, he wa3 ' eli'om molested. J I Ward elilmed that h served In the Clvll War. and at th" time ho was taken to tljr ' Asylum for the Insane, seven or eight yars ' .ago protested vigorously against belns nouecil with the clt's charges. DICK WOOD. A FAT LUKE. From the I.:I Iranian. Mere veirs ago than I "hill nan" I sought to win a good wife's fame. I knew not bow but al! the same I made a shjrt. 1 eut I stitcheil with many a tear: Ilnllowd ii out. loth front and reir. I carved the annhole wide, for fear They wouldn't fit. John's neck I measured to be true. Tl e band must t!' -tint much I knew. I'd heatd so oft All else I drew And pmkered In. A" list 'twas done. A work of art, 1 -iiriplete. I hoped. In every pirt. ' Come. John." I cried w 1th quaking hsar "Try on our shirt." 1 must confess It bulged somewhat In plaies where I thought t should net. Hut Joh'i. tho brut, yelled out. "Great Seott: Is this a tentr Ami such b'hav lor language, welll lie uttered things in never tell I may lorget them when I dwell In hljhe-r spheres. Oh. woman of the present dsy. To you s inscribed this tiny lay. You littbi know the man you pay Your homage to. If his "true Inwardness" you'd know. Have him jour idols overthrow. And sentiment to four winds blow, .Make him a shirt. Fori! TO ONE IVm the louth's C'omianit-n. An KnglMh ollicer In .Malta stopped. In riding, to ask a nitlve the way. Hi) was answered by a shrug of the shoulders, and a "No Mek CiiKish." "loj'ri a fool, ihen," said ths- nfBcer. I.ut the man knew enough English to'aafe- "Do ou understand MaltcsaJ" "No." "Do you know Arabic?' "Xo." "pn vou know Italian?- "No." . "Do you know Oreekr i "Xo." . - - ,( f I I I ftfr fl i ' f r,UfeMOW'Me.-;y;3-43WI . -;-.