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THE ANACONDA STANDARD; SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1897. Bultr.July 4-Puor ^Old How^^ory' Thru arc a million ih-ouI. In^America who read nlth .!^-^ 1- feeling or^pity and regrci the accounts of hi* aad^ending. It was a pitiful dosing of a ca^^reer long and brilliant The man who^for nearly a quarter of a i-entun d^^voted himself to making life plsasant^aad enjoyable for other* and eonviilswi^tboosanrt* with laughter, died a |^ltiftil^aperta. Ir. ahattered hi mind and al-^MBBated la body Poor Bill ' Hor^ :^The doctor* have a dread name for tro-^trouble that btolled out the light of^reason for ^Old Huh' and carried him^from life a sorrowful *i^n lacrV They^call it paresis, a name that - nowhere^ao ram h dreaded a* In that t'alrlum-^llghted world liack of the foi.tlluhts PoorHoev imiss^^**^1 a nature fn- vlvlalltyand latterly be practically^gave himself ui^ lo it Aliout lao sera*^ago. while playing at Mount Clemen*,^Jalch he wa- laid Ion He ^ll it ^^moved to the home of hi* motlu'i in^law. Mr*. French, in New Tork city,^where he soon became ohllvlou* of th.^present and lived only In the pail, hold^^ing rambling i onvcrsarlon* with hla^stage association* of year* ago Hi*^laat word* was the muttered name of^hi* old pai in. i Charles Hvans WilliamK. Ho^y ^ a* on the ^lage for^nearly IS year*. He wax liorn In the^city of New Tork In l*T^.r^ and his boy^^hood was not of a kind that deserve*^apecial comment. In fact, he grew up^like any other New Tork boy who ha*^ambition* to !^e a variety actor. He^had a good ear for mualr. and It was^through this that he made hi* entrance^on the atage. His first appearance was^at Tony Pastor's theater a* u performer^upon a cow horn and cow bells. He^was the originator of that peculiar kind^of ^music^ and he has liccu c..|.t..l n^an infinite variety of way* by an in^^finite variety of imitators. The idea^was novel and made auch a liii that^young Hoey's aalary was increased^and his name raised on the advertlalng^bill*. Afterthat ^Old Hoss^ algned with a^rlrru* (Carrlagton'sl. but the circus^failed and he went to Havannah. (la.,^to find ah engagement. In this he was^successful but unfortunately he could^BOt Induce the manager to pay him for^his service* and he resigned. Then he^was seised with the desire to see his^old home, but he had no money. He de^^rided to walk from tleorgla to New^Tork. and did Onthe route he met w ith tramp* and^became on* of them. To his artistic^eye the tramp was full of color and he^made up hi* mind that If fortune ever^favored him he would put Ihe tramp^on the stage. Arriving In New Tork.^he-formed a partnership with Fred^Bryant, and the firm, under the name^of Bryant and Hoey. did a musical turn^which met with much encouragement^from Tony Pastor'* audience* and^brought In many dollar* to the pcr-^formers. For five years Bryant and^Hoey played with Tony Pastor's com^^pany. The^black comedy leant^ of Nites.^Evans. Bryant and Hoey was organlaed^and In a short piece called The Me^^teors^ met with great success in all the^principal towns of the country Two^years later Evans and Hoey found the^fortune that was waiting for them In^^A Parlor Match.^ constructed for^them by Charles Hoyl. This was Hoyt'a^^rat ^play,^ and If the former Boston^newspaper man Is a millionaire he can^truthfully say taht he owe* hi* success^In life to ^Old Ham^ for 11 years^the happy firm played the book agent^aad the tramp, and only dissolved part,^nerablp when Mr. Kvans' health failed.^Hoey then produced ^The Flames.^^which was not a success, lam year^^A Parlor Match^ waa revived and^Anna Held appeared as n special per^^former In the piece. Mr.Hoey married mu* French, WfUt^played Innocent K;d to hi: ^ Hd Hon*. Afterall. Fay T*ni|ilrt m's singing^and high kicking have amounted to^something^ ^ ven If her arolrdupala i*^much greater than It a as a d 'eade ago^^for the validity of the will of Howell^Otborne. by which he b.-nueathe l $100.. toher. has b*en e^tubli*hed In^court Miriam A Osborne mother of^Howell, died In 1S31. reaving n fortune^of M.^00.000. Half of her property went^to charity, and her son. Howell, re-^calved $400,000 in trust, conditionally^that he did not oppose probate of the^will, and $300,000 for life, with p.-rmla-^alon to bequeath ii to the Issue of a^marriage betwein him and a wife who.^prior to such marilage. had not sung,^danced or kicked up her heels profes-^alonally for hire on a dramulic stage^or other place of amusement This^Stipulation, of course, was directed^against Fay Teiupleton. who had i ome^to be known as lira. Howell Osborne.^Osborne al*a\* admit i d the beauties of^the stage. Nothing ..f equally small^real Important c caus-d more talk in^Wall street than the ,^losing up of^Howell Osborne * Co.'s brokerage of-^Bce In Fifth avenue, some in years ago.^TVs* office* were an uptown branch^Of his estahllshm.-nt In Wall street. Os^^borne was then a blithe young fellow. hocourted many actresses, married^H and got freed from her, and then^Wcame the husband, so It Is aald. of^t%y Templet on On \J^ .1 guli of his^^Billionaire father, in Tag.*.. Howell Os-^borae was left a life Income of flu onu^^ year, instead of being enriched by the^property outright. He boMly resolved^to follow his father'* success In Wall^agraet. and he composed the firm of^Howell Osborne * Co. by making a^partnership with W. L. Stow, a shrewd^operator, and Willie Olliver. a young^fallow after his ov n heart. Ktow took^care of the downtow n part of the busi-^nea* and for awhile the profit* there^wore heavy, ro that Stow retired In^leas than two year* with KM.mm, not^laat than a quarter of w hich waa won^In six months. Howell and Willie con-^tlnued. The Fifth avenue branch was^their hobby. Big stories have often^been told of stock gambling being dune^by women, and usually they were mag-^nlfied: but in this place remarkably^pretty feminine gambler* were num-^eroua. for they were actresses of ihe^comic opera and burlesque stage. The^office*, or parlor*, cost I'. auo a year ren^^tal alone, and they were sumptuously^furnished, possessing a reputation of^being the finest In town Not ordinary^boys, but liveried lackey* attended ut^the door, and clerk* were beautiful^dOdea. and every appurtenan.. was ^ x Sit*.A feature of each day's liusi-^waa an elaborate luncheon w ith^spagne Here a bevy of stage heau-^raaortsd to try their lu^ k in stocks.^It la aald that Howell gave them polnt-^ara. aval they pocketed the profits when^tfea raatura* turned out that wa^^moot Instance* he generously^od all loose*. ^I'd rather do^ae the poor girl* cry about^explained. Hut that busl-^fjaea Bsatajod waa bad In a financial^WW. aad It helped matter* rapidly^aJjec lo a crisis where the firm decided^t^ retire front speculation. AIaa,Bigr correspondent of the New^York jjarcary write*: This hs* u-en^a aantr of aeoaatlon In the London^TO begin with. Louise^Us* American singer who has^In ^The Maid of^than ord-^srk lawOne^at eac h endthat the audien e fairly held Its^breath, expecting *t aar moment an^anatomical exhibition not down on the^programme and not generally seen at^well regulated theatrea. frank Parker,^the stage manager, who la an old-timer^and by no mean* a stickler for propri^^ety, ordered the . ..stumer to ^cover up^Mis* Boaudet.^ The line haa got around^town, and Is now in . vei^ body's mouth^Mis* Meaudet. howev r. ha* not cov^^ered up to any great extent, and her^dresses are the foolral and most abbre^^viated garments on th^ Ixindon stage^ut present. Toadd lo Miss Heaudjat'g trouble^her role In The Mal l of Athens^ waa^.111 eoasilas raid) In ih reconstruction^of the piece At trv rehearsal the other^day she walked off the atage and^threatened to throw up her engagement^on Ihe spol 8hc ^as iii.lui-ed. however,^to return, and now haa thing* her own^way. MaiieLloyd. Ihe London Binge.^ of^refined topical songs, has been bounced^from the I'm ih..ii for Hinging sugges^^tive wings. Anything too suggestive for^the Pavilion or the other London music^halls must Indeed lie the limit of In^^decency. Marie Lloyd's lateat sung -^all this. It is called Won't You Be^My Saturday Till Monday^^ It Is said^lo be the moat barefacedly vulgar^thing that London has heard In many^a day. and for utter Indecency quite '^outdo. * anything that Mlaa Lloyd ha*^ever given. The affair ha* raised a lot i^of talk In London theatrical circle*,^and It I* said that Mis* Lloyd is lo lake^her case to tourt If. however, she^rh..nl.l ever Ire called upon tu slug the^song for the benefit of Ihe Jury, she ^ ill^probably be transported for life. ^Won't^You lie My Haturday Till Monday'.'^^was so thoroughly nasty that Miss^Lloyd's music publisher* refused to put^it out in the inarkil In any form what- '^soever. A London correspondent says^that ^anything refused by the Pavilion^manager or the average song publisher^is too vile for description. I wrote out^one of the . inn uses in my telegraph^cable to-day. hut the cable company re^^fused to accept It. Theaxiom that hlslory repeals lt*elf^pales Into insignificance when contrast^^ed with the way fact* often exceed^the wildest pictures of th fiction writ^^ers. There come* every day In real^llf.^ some marvellous Incident of some^startling realism that makes fiction^seem stolid fact*, ami the facts a^fantasy of the romancer No bettrr^demonstration of the truth of ihla can^be given than In the following instance:^Lillian Lewis and latwrcme Marston^wrole a play which they have named ForLiberty and~Love.^ In this play-^is a scene which history has since It^was written made a reality The scene^is laid in the forrest Beat tluaiao. Cuba.^It is the day that Maceo was assasln-^sted at Punta Brava. and the promin^^ent patriots In concert with their fol^^lowers make a solemn vow to avenge^h^s death. They swear to make It their^Individual and collective business lo^kill every man connected with the daa-^tardty killing of Ihelr general. Now^come* the news that the battalion of^Kan guriitin. which Colonel t'lrujeda^commanded when Maceo was killed,^and which In fail was the battalion^that did the actual killing, has been^nearly exterminated by last insurgents.^Of the 1.0O0 men under Clrujeda not^mole than 1^^ are left, and there is little^doubt lhal these too will share Ihe fate^of those who with them laid In ambush^and made targets of the lietrayed Maceo^and his followers. In Ihe same play^Ihe Judns-llke Zertuecu Is given what^he deserve* by Mori, his fellow traitor.^Whether Ihe iiiilhor* af for Liberty^and Love^ have made an good a guess^in the fate I hey made him meet as they^did In ihe vow of extermination time^will tell. Madelinel.ucclte llyley'n latest suc^^cess. ^The Mysterloua Mr. Bugle.^^which recently closed Its long run at^the Lyceum theater. New York, will be^.on on tour next hcbh.hi by Alfred^Bradley, who owns the rights for Amer^^ica. The play, although described as a^farce because II haa no serious interest,^Is said to be written In the spirit of true^comedy. While the situations are In^^tensely funny, they are brought about^In a legitimate way and there Is no re^^sort lo Ihe usual horseplay In order to^make a laugh. Joseph Holland, per^^haps the beat farceur of the American^slage. who made his greatest success^In I hi* play since he appeared years^ago In ^Wilkinson * Widows,^ will head^the cast, and he will be.supported by^nearly nil the member* of Ihe original^company. The lour will Include all the^principal cities fit the Kast and In^March next Ihe play will go lo the Pa^^cific slope, ^Mr. Bugle^ Is to be pre^^sented. In London In the early fall by^t'hai Irs Hawtrey. Withthe possible cxcculon of. the^Krawley company, no stronger theatrical^organlsalion lhaa th. Ilunll'ilton com-^iwny ever visited Bulte. and the .iconic^of this city have shown their appreciation^of that fact the past week by giving them^big houses. The company was a bit weak^la Its female support., but this will he^remedied h\ ii..- ssaettBen this week of^Miss Tru.iv Iteiur Ic'tor* than MY Hunt.^Inglon. Mr Hatch and Mr. Wyngatr are^seldom found together In a stock com^^pany. The play Hnnounced for lo-morrow^night Is ^Turned Up, one of the most^successful of modern comedies. APuritan Romance^ Is the name of^Ihe domestic comedy laid in the Puritan^day* of 14*1 In the vicinity of S.il.iu^Mae*., in which Ml** Isalielle KvesMOii und^Miss Kslelle tisyton will make Ihelr first^Joint appearance as Htars next season.^It is a three-act love story, qualm, and,^as Ihi' name implies. In a measure domes^^tic hut for all thai Ihe comedy Is said to^lie thoroughly romsullc. The story I*^plainy told. The Iwckground of the love^story is the bigotry and fanaticism of the^Puritans In ihe 17th century. Many of the^characters ure historical iteople. as also^ale muny of Ihe Incidents historical. Miss^Kvesnon will play Dorothy, the ouuint^bul rebellious little 1'urllau Mild Miss^^ iMyiou will play Kills belli her rival.^The comedy will have an early fall pro-^fha 'ion M u Kroadway theater. New^Yolk. HaniHrltile is one of the Important^imrts in tin lomcdv ealletl The P/laW*^iloldsteln.^ He is a brifiy sort of a P i^^le*' whom everybody Is glait '^^n . inand loath to sea go out. flu sort of a^fellow tlut makes us laiigl. and mak. I^us love him because lie ma^e* u- IhukIi.^He is a Yankee from away back, and BBS^tried his hand hi everything from swap^^ping horses to stumping his own state^He has been train hoy and auctioneer^and .an and does discuss anything, from^soclologi to the price of hay He has the^nerve of a bras* monkey, but also Ihe^will of a Wellington It Is bis trial* and^love affairs and the friendship of the^Widow Oolditeln Ihst make up Ihe plot^of the new comedy. Thereport that l^awrence Marston I*^going lo manage the Joint starring lour^of I as belie Kvesson and Kslelle tiavton^Is causing some talk among theatrical^people, and all sort* of speculative con^^jectures. The question which agllates^those who know all iwrtles Is. what will^Lillian 1**1- say when she hears of Ihla^and what will Lillian do when she returns loNew Yari ^ She has been absent from^the cllv for some month ^ ^n actsmnt of illhealth ami is nqbare heard nothingof her partner s new veature Virginialiarke wh.is. age name l^^Victoria llaleman. ^^^ ilivoraaj recently^In Philadelphia from Wilfred Clerk*, him^^self .in aet*r Miss HaiemaB was for^a lime with the Wright Huntington -to. a^company and was exne. led to come with^them to Hutte. but didn't. JohnLawson belter kBOWn aa ^The^Terrible Swede.^ the . liafnpUu long-dis^^tance bicycle rider of Hie world, ha* been^engaged to appear the ^ ombig season with^Olt- Olson und. i Ihe management of^Jules g. Murray IPward and Murdoch, a clever team of^male Impersonators have made a great^lilt .it the Casino. An unusually merliuil^oua bill has beta presented at lhal linns. the^iast week. I'nclrDick Hullon Is doing well with his^pavilion theater. It Is ^ summer idea that^will lie itarltcularly |a^pular after the^rainy season. TWO MILLIONS FOR FOOD. \uuiial r:^^*adllure Bf Ihe Hullsw sf Tur^^key I v^ riessures of lbs Table. Fromthe New York Journal. HullanAbdul liamid'a table expenses^are fS.000 a day For Ihe Ma days hint^year he spent tl.M2.0O0 No other hu^^man lielng of modern tlmr* Is acc-ed-^Ited with spending one-flfih Ihla^enormous amount It does not Include^gisiid slate dinners or other elab irate^functions. It is simply for his ma^^jesty s regular ev ery day meals. JueenVictoria, Kmperor William of^(lermany. Ihe caar of Russia, Li Hung^^ 'hang-not one of them spe.uis any^^thing like this amount. They art ate^meat extravagant dlnrr*. and Lhi nm*i^expensive of the world's dellca. I tt etc^piled upon Ihelr table*, bul even bf Im^^porting Ihe costliest viands from all^part* of Die world their table exp. lines^are nowhere near Ihe sultan *. The^much lalked-of luxury of our own^millionaire*. *uch as the Vanderbllt*. t^Ihe Astors, and so forth, sinks Into In-^sicntli an. e beside the expenditure of^Ut. sultan. Astrange feature of Ihe sultan s din^^ing is lhat no one enjoys Ihe food '.ith^him He eats alone. Never, upon tiny^pretext whatever, does he have n com^^panion al his meals. He does not have^a dining-room, or a dining hall, but i^takea hi* dinner wherever he happens ^^lo be. The menials, al Ihe dinner hour,^search out hi* majesty, and then in a I^long procession bring the banquet lo^him. table, trays, dishes and all. Hemay be In the palace or in the^garden, or any part of his great p'lvste^park. It makes no difference, he lakes^his meal right on the spot. All the^induing Ihe large corps of Imperial^cooks prepare the dinner. As Ihe noon^hour arrive* slaves are sent In various^directions to discover the whereabouts^of his majesty. Having done this, they^report III* exact location to the sultan's^chief chamberlain, who then calculates^the time required to transport the num-^eioua dlshe* lo him without their get^^ting . ooled. Thechamberlain then stands beside^Ihe chief server and supervises the^tignafening of Ihe different kinds of^food from the kettles into the silver^Iurcens These v'satin are very elab^^orate. They consist of many shapes,^sixes and designs, and are beautifully^chased and engraved. They are an con^^structed that they can I* entirely scal^^ed up, toavlng no chance for anyone lo^drop anything into the food. Asfast as each vessel Is filled the^^ iiamherain seals It and puts on hla^nfllclal stamp. This Is a guarantee of^11* Inapectlon. and thai It contains no^poisonoUH substance* Over each tu^^reen a beil-xhapci! fell cover I* clapped^down lightly to retain the warmth.^Over these fell covers magnificent vel^^vet covers, embroidered with gold and^silver threads and piarl, coral or tur^^quoise bead*, are spread. Thedinner procession, con*istlng of^over lOn persons Is then formed. First^come ten slaves, bearing the great la- .^ble. It la of silver, and perhaps the^mist exquisite table that has ever liecn^made. The legs and (idea are richly^chased, and the top Is so highly pol^^ished that It looks Ilk* a mirror. Then^come a long line of Jublaklara, or first ,^aasistanls of the chief cook,^ each j^bearing on his head n tray, upon which 1^real* one *^f the silver vessel*. These^Jublaklara are so perfectly trained in^the art of head balancing that no acci^^dent^not even the Jarring of a dish -^has ever been known. Following come^pjB*r* slaves hearing on their heads an-^other course, and after them come still^other detachments with other course*^In the rear follow the slaves who are^to wait on his majesty. Theprocession moves up to where the^sultan Is standing. Two slaves run for^^ward with a silken rug. w hlch is spread^upon the ii.mi or ground as the rase^may be. On this the divan Is placed In^front of him and Ihe tureens are^brought up. As each is set down the^chamberlain steps forward and breaks^the seal. On each side of him stands^an Imperial taster. The chamberlain^hands a ladleful from each vessel first^lo one taster and then lo Ihe other. Af^^ter It has been swallowed the cham-^^bcrlain then take* a spoonful himself.*^the sultan meanwhile watching the^| operation. Kverything being satlsfac- I^i tory. the kettles, one after the other,^are arranged before his majesty, who^runs hut eye over the many viands.^Then he picks and chouse*, eating a^piece here and a piece there, a mouth^^ful of meat, a spoonful of water ice, a^sweet cake and a tiny fish ball The^aultan never uses a plate. He takes all^hla fod directly from the Utile silver^kettles lhat are arranged In a circle^around him, tartly ever using a knife^or fork. A sp. on. his bread and hla^fingers, which are coi^slanly wiped by^an attendant, who alunds at hla side,^are handier and more to his liking. Heis usually attired in a loos* pent-^batar and gegelik. with his sleeves^turned up. and he generally manage*^lo he in ^ spot at dinner time where he^has a dear view out over the Bosporus^or his magnificent grounds Afterhe has eaten all he want* the^sultan sip* hi* coffee and smoke* his^. hibouk. lying back In quiet ri verlo,^which he rail* taking hia ^keif. Thesultan's whole household Is al^lib.rty to take their meals whenever it^suit* them Mat, and thun everyone Is^served wherever they happen to be^After the sultan has dined the imperial^ix'dyguard. the chamberlain* ami othei^high functionaries are fed. After all^the officers and other* of high degree^have eaten the soldier* and servants^get their food and at the *ame time all^the men employed In the Imperial^^tablea have their*, and during the^progress of the meal* any stranger^^-hoover It may be. Is at liberty to coeas^In and seat himself and eat. It la a^sort of perpetual free lunch, and one^that I* enjoyed every day In the year 1^at the aultan * expenae. Mr OWL-gYSO TROUSERS Ihave suffer d a deal In this iron^world. Thoughmost of my grlrf* sow ~Pd YetI'd rather huve died than have my^heir curled^As perforce it was curled when .. ^ 'did.^But nothing so ground me, so blttrrly^slung. Sofilled my proud soul with annoy^As my pen shakes with wrath and I^daren't trust ay tongue^^My old owl-eyed trousers when a hoy HidI spirt on* to school with a feigned^MMH fai*.^Mine rye* m. .kly bent on Ihe ground.^| A voice from the resr would soon alter^the case: You'regoln' ihe wrong way; turn^h round/ Whatch yon .loin'. MhW backward they'dsay.^I can hear all ihose Jeers to this day.^And while pleasures enough have since^hi lab i.-ne.l my years.^Sad memory istur* In alio,^When I think of tho*e days overflowing^sHIh tears^And my owl-eyed Irou.ar when a boy. Oneiwirh wa* light red. ihe other wa*^green. ona hla. kl.^ irjl of Jean*, silver gray:^though my ^iands were exi^anslve those^^eyea^ could lie seen^Willi ^ mil. twasa my SjNfafg they aay.^Whew! If eior I should gi.in the rewarn^of the Just^And n ^.urn to the klngdoiii of Joy.^Bhuuld I see ihem. I d simply gel up and^dual: Myold owl eyed trousers when a boy. New York Sun. dim'5liDeatl] and^K)oW IV]et It Downfallof a I'ruioUIng Young Man-Kill^^ed by Ills Wile When Hes ole a Neek-^lac* 1 com His Head t'hlld'*Body. Hurklea'sAral** Ma'*a. Thebeat salve In th* world for rut*,^bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fevtr^teller, rhapped hands, chilblains^and all skin eruptions, and posi^^tively cures piles, or no pay required, it^Is guaranteed to glv* perfect aatlafactlon^ae money refunded. Prtc* K ceata par^boa. For sale by all druggist^ and dealer*. Writtenfor the Standard. Twafaty-flrfyears ago to-night^there was enacted a tragedy^that will ever linger In the^memory of tho*e who witnessed^the causes lhat led up to it It I* a part^of Ihe very early history of a small^nun 1 nt; town in Montana, and the cause^of It all was directly chargeable to^wiskcy and itirds. II might be said to^have been one of the first serious do^^mestic dot ut i.an. cs that ever occurred^In the new territory. If not Ihe first,^II was cerlatnly one of the most de^^plorable. There was no Fourth of July^celebration In that camp that year. Amongthe first of the pioneers to ar^^rive In that gulch were a young man^from Illinois and his bride, is years of^age. He was possessed of admirable^iralts. sober, ambition* and Intelligent.^He had Joined a small band of gold^seekers In the hope of making a com^^fortable little fortune *o thai he and^his wife might enjoy themselves for the^rest of 1 heir days. HI* desire was to^accumulate a few thousand dollars, re^^turn 10 Illinois, there to engage In some^legitimate huilnes* and lie happy^among relatives and friends. He was^on the straight road to success and he^was beginning to see In Ihe future the^materialisation of hla plans, but that^dream was nf short duration, for red^liquor dimmed his vision, dulled his In^^tellect, destroyed his ambition and^clot bed him in everlasting Ignominy. Jimbad not an enemy on earth when^hr came to Montana, and he didn't have^one until somebody prescribed for him^when he complained of having an at^^tack of the en!tp. jirti look the medi^^cine and It proved to lie the worst ene^^my he ever had. After three or four^veins of hard work Mr. and Mr*. Jim^sat In their coxy liitle home, counted^their rrroney and talked over their plans^for 1 lie future. They would return to^Illinois in anolhrr year. Tluir little^girl would then lie :! years old, and how^dearly would her grandmothers and^fathers care** the bright little child!^She would be Ihe life, light and crown^^ing glory of the old home* In the Kast-^rrn state. All seemrd bright on that^summer'* night, but the next day Jim^had that fatal ache. All the troubles^of Jim and his wife dated frum that^day. Onthe 2nd of July, 1172, Jim came^home drunk. For nearly a year he had^been on a spree: he had done no work^in all of that time, he had reduced him^^self to the level of the commonest^drunkard: his wife, ever faithful and^constant In the performance of her du^^ties, had put forth every endeavor to^make home pleasant for him. and man^^aged by hard work to act before her^besotted huebard every day three dain^^tily prepared meals. But on this 2nd^day of July Jim found no dinner pre^^pared for him. HI* wife wa* perform^^ing other duties. She was administer^^ing with t'hrislisn fortitude and moth^^erly love to ihe wants of her dying^child. All day and night and for Into^the following day she attended to the^little one. who bravely fought to stay^the hand of the Orlm Heaper. Fainter^and fainter grew the voice of the child^as she lisped the prayer that h^r mother^had taught her. Louder and louder be^^came Ihe groans and curse* of the de^^lirious father lying on a couch In the^adjoining mom. More fervent and Br-^denl was ihe suppll. atlon lhat went up^from the broken heart of the mother as^she passed her hand over the rapldly-^1 ooling brow of her child. Thla was the^scene presented in the morning when a^kind neighbor went to the cheerless^house to offer assistance. All that she^could do was to try to console the moth^^er whose child was dead. otherneighbors soon arrived jnd ,'itn^was rold that his only child had tone.^He began to realise the gravity of the^situation. He knelt by hi* wife's side^and asked her lo forgive him. l.ut If^she did nobody heard her *ay so. il^^left ihe house and did not return until^the 1 tilld had Been dressed :n 1 pretty^burial gown Kind hands had laid th..^Utile form on a stand in Ihe front ro im.^Wild dowers of rhe mountain* lay rn^beautiful wreaths on the crude ^ asltet.^At ihe child s throat, clasped by a gold^mcklace. was a rlusrer of gold nuggets^Ihut had been given to her at llffeeent^times by mlnei* ..f the gulch, with^whom *he had been a great l.ivuilte.^Jim raw thi* pretty necklace and wt*^surprised 10 know that it had not been^^old. bul his wife wa* not the woman ro^nil present* that had been given to lier^only child tvea if starvation did b'-ue^her In the face Jim said but little He^did want another drink, and his i nance^came whe.i or. af the good :^^ mien gave^linn crnt* and asked him lo go 1 ut^tind punhase some . amphnr f u- his^wife, who was suffering from u spl.t'ing^In a.t.i. P. Jim k.e ins drink and ^ mm -^body els* got the camphor for Id* c'r-^iresaed wife Thainight srrryboahj in the town^^a^ talking about the aad affair ai.d^anai'glnir lo attend the fen.-nl op ihe^follow ng day Two warn ^ 'vmaln^d^at Ihe houae ro offer their services lo^1 Jim's wife, s ho -. .in.-.l to gri-.ve us^I much over h^r hushsnds IndlTe-.-m*^as over Ihe death of her 'hit I The^I poor mother could not leave ihe little^corpse, so she ear in a dirk 1 irn* ^ of^Ihe room whip. rnr tielghls1.*^paaaol away ine alb-tu hours In Ihe^kit, hen Longafter midnight the young moth-^era attenllun wa* itidely attracted by^a sound at the fi. tii door not loud, but^muffled a* if made b^ ^,^^ ^^,. who wantedlo get in and knew that h-^^ ought to atay out Chef overcame fear,^the love that shr had for her dead^child strengthened her, and she resolved^to alt quietly and await results. Slow^^ly the dor opemd stealthily a man^stepped in. Faint ray* of moonlight^pierced the window and spread over the^lace of the dead one Slowi^ the In^^truder closed the door after him. while^aa stealthily and slowly did Mrs. Jim^reach to a shelf and take fram it a re^^volver Nearer and nearer came ihe^form to the child. A n.omentary pause,^then with ghoulish instinct the man^reached for the dead child** neck and^tore from It the gold necklace. The^tubes of moonlight that occasionally^drifted Into tbe room served a- grand^purpose al this particular time. With^the necklace in his hand the man Blood^for a moment gasing into th* face of^the child. With the revolver In her^hand the woman gated intently at the^I term of ihe robber and then fired. The^man fell with a groan of agony, the^woman rushed toward the dead man.^: looked closely Into hla face, dropped the^i revolver by his side, screamed ami fell^into a swoon, her arm resting on the^1,least of the dead robber, her husband. Earlyon the morning of the tth a^large crowd of excited pcrauna gathered^at the house of horrors, a once happy^home. Jim's wife was prostrated, her^suffering was Indescribable. First she^would rail for her child, then for her^husband of a year ago. then to the Lord^asking some measure of comfort. Whileshe was being cared for by^^ on pa timing friends knots of men were^discussing wa'-s and means for reliev^^ing Ihe sorrow-stricken woman of her^distress, as far as the money considera^^tion went. They must hury the dead^man. as they had already furnished^1 Ihe necessaries for burying the child. Theymust also raise money enough to^1 send the poor woman back to home and^friends In Illinois. These contingencies^were all met. needless to say.^At the same time there was being^I held a coroner's inquest over the body^I of the dead Jim. The proprietor of the^grocery store impanelled a Jury com^^posed of the placer miners of the gulch.^The Jury soon reached a verdict and If^read: We.Ihe Jury, tailed to Inquire inlo thecause of the death of Jim , do findthat Ihe said Jimdid delib^^erately, premedltatedly and successful^^ly fire a 44-callher bullet into his heart,^and w.e further find that said bullet was^the cause of the death of Jim. ANCIKNTWANDERER Anaconda.July 3, ISS7. I.om* In rtodern Battle*.^From Chamber'* Journal. Comparethe slaughter In Napoleon's^campaigns with the worst within living^memory^with Gettysburg and Antle-^tam In the American civil war: with^Konlggratt. In the Austro-Prusslan^war: with Sedan and Metx, In the :Franco-Oerman war. At Jena, in mo*,^the Pruaakkn Joss wa* 21.080 out of a^total of 105.000. and ihe French 19.000^out irf 4 total of 90,000^that Is to *ay,^40.00U casualties out of IM.OSO engaged,^or. roughly speaking, one In live. At^Eylau. 'In 1907, the Russians lost 25.000^men out of ^3.000: the French 20,000 out^of S6.*90^ that la. for both sides, the ap^^palling proportion of one in three! Al^Wagtam. in 1909, the Austrian loss was^26;600 out of IM.000: the French 23.000^uut of the same number. At Aspern.^where Napoleon suffered hi* first defeat,^on May 21 and 22, 1909, the carnage was^still greater, for the French lost 25.000^men out o' 70.000^one-half their num^^ber^and the Austrian* 20,000 out of^90.000. But oven thia awful butchery^pales before that of Borodino. In the IMoscow campaign, for on that field the^French left 90.000 dead and wounded^out of 132,009 engaged, and the Russians I45,900 out uf the same number^M.000 Imen slain or mutilated out of 2M.00O.^Now. the only battle In the latter half^of the IMh century which can compare^with Borcdlno In slaughter Is that of^Knnlggiatt, or Sadowa. In 1M6. which^ended Ihe Auatro-Pr ussian war. Out of^400,000 men engaged. 50.000 vvcro killed or^wounded^40.000 Austrian* and 10.000^Prussians^one In eight only, aa against^one In three. Themoat sanguinary battle in the^American civil war was that of An-^tietam Creek, fought between McClellan^and Lee on Scot. 17, 186.'. when, after^repeated repulses, the federals compell^^ed the confederate* to retreat. Out of^100,000 men engaged, 28.49D were left on^the field^the federal loas being 12,449^and that of the confederates 14.000: and^that, remember, waa before the era of^breech-loaders. At Gettysburg the com^^bined losses were 43,000, but the number^of men engaged was nearly double, and^the proportion, therefore, was not quite^so great as at Antitam.^Take, again. Lelpalg and Waterloo, [and compare them with Sadowa and^Sedan. At Leipilg the French lost 90,0 0 menout of 140,mm. sad the alii ^* 42.000^out of ^9.(40- 102.000 out nf a total of^Mk.oOO^more than double the ratio of^Sadowa Then at Waterloo the losses^of Ce allle* amounted to H*7* out of^U.0OU. and those of the French to up^^ward of :*.0M out of 71.090- In other^word*, one man out of every three that^fought that da. was either kllbd or^wounded. Now. at Sedan, under th^^awful crushing lire of Ihe Herman^gun*, the French lost 30,000 out of 150,-^000 before they surrendered a far^smaller proportion than at Waterloo-^while the Herman* stated their losses^St 2.021 killed and 5.909 w minded out uf^the 2^0.000 brought Into action. Thesefacts and figures seem to us to^prove conclusively that war i* no longer^ho murderous as It was. The alteration^In tactics and in the formation of troops^attacking has counteracted the superior^precision and range of mialrrn firearm*^The shell, though Its moral effect is^greater. Is not so destructive as the^round shot, grape and canister of the^old days playing upon troops advancing^In line or column. The magazine rifle.^Incalculably superior In accuracy and^penetrating power to the old Brown^Bess, ia not ho deadly In Its effect for.^when It falls to kill outright, the^wounds It Inflicts with Its tiny projectile^are not nearlv so ugly and crippling as^those of the old spherical bullet, which^smashed where the other glauccs off. Noiibquy of u Wltnrst. IHtepped in ihe court room at Napa^one day.^ said Attorney (larret McEn-^erney. ^while a murder trial was In^progress. A prominent ^ inz.cn named^Wilson had been shot down in his field,^and the only witness a half-witted rel^^ative of Ihe deceased, wa* on the wit^^ness stand for the prosecution. What did you do when he fell^'^asked Ihe prosecuting attorney. 'I walked up to where he whs lylnpr.' 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