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RACING III NEW YORK
THE HORSES HAVE NOW BE' PLACED WALL STREET. STORIES OF THE PLUNGERS A Jockey That Has Won Half a Mil lion Dollars—A New Fashion in Racing—Other Goth am. OosBip. EW YORK.—Wall street has been duller than. In an there are remark able stories of plunging- in other fields. The race tracks never fur nishedas many sen sations one after the other as they have during the past few weeks. might think that everybody was getting rich, and get ting rich quick, in teie betting rings. The stable boy, Pierre Nagle, has won nearly half a million and since he is very quiet about it and rather inclined vi to suggest that the sum lacks a little ®f that figure, it is likely that he will be heard from further. Then there is Yeager, another "boy plunger," who lias made a pieteoric transit through the betting arena. He has a pile of money, too, according to reports. The mnewest entry is that of "Smiling Jack McGinnis," who borrowed ?100 from his friend, ex-Sheriff Buttling', won 510,000 at roulette, married a society girl, and went in for racing horses on his own account His first attempt as an owner was with a most unlikely horse, which he had gratelufly named "Buttling." No one will blame Mc Ginnis for believing in Buttling, even at this stage of mere expectation. Aft er the race McGinnis' loyalty became a passionate faith, for "Buttling" was a hundred to one shot, and came in first. McGinnis believes that anything named Buttling will bring luck in thousand dollar bills. I should not be astonished to hear that he had ap upealed to the courts to have his crwn excellent name changed to Buttling. Stories from the race tracks—the true stories—seem to show that for tune is as fickle as ever, and that the men who make the big fortunes are .those who do not look on racing as a game of chance. Possibly those who see *a growing evil in this form of gambling Awill find special occasion for study in the case of men like young Nagle, who sneither pays for "tips" nor plays a ^"system." It is a matter of science i^with him. He studies horses with the devotion of a scientific specialist. It '..-may be a crude kind of science, but it Is a science that gives him a wonderful foresight into what a given horse will do. Dog Racing the New Fashion. UT horse racing is old-fashioned aft er all and society, while it shows no signs of a dimin ished interest in the race tracks, is turning with signs of a real enthusi asm to the new boom for dog rac ing. Dog racing is no new thing in -K E an the great centers are at London and Manchester, and where the auspices have not always been of the best, or the associations the most savory. The Ladies' Kennel association here evidently thinks it can do something with dog racing on a better scale than that common in England, and better than that ob seived among certain English factory people who have tried this sort of sport in various parts of the east. The wiry whippets who are selected for this form of racing make astonishing records. I am told that at Hempstead the other day one of the whippets ran 220 yards in 12% seconds. This record •will give some idea of the effectiveness i: Of these dogs as racers. What is £. whippet? Originally, it eeems, a cross between an Italian greyhound and a fox terrier. In a gen eral way it looks like one of the small er types of greyhound. It is now a distinct breed, different from a type that might be produced by the origi nal cross. In a race the whippet cov ers from 50 to 220 yards. The races are usually handicap, the distance be ing apportioned by weight. Sometimes the races are run in heats, half a doz en dogs in a heat Water Automobiling. E E S Thomas is or is not to have anoth er chance to "lift" the-America's cup, the present sea son, free from tha excitements of an international race, will witness much yachting sport—a ve ry expensive sport, by the way. There are $10,000, 0 0 0 yachts moored at one point on the New York shore, ana it is safe to say that a very large proportion of them will either be rented or remain out of com mission until Wall street looks up. A high-class steam yacht not only costs from 1500,000 to $1,000,000 to begin with, but the expense of running one wllb 60 to 70 la the crew Is a stiLDen-. MiiMi dous outlay for any one but a multi millionaire, and even a multi-million aire in a presidential year, with an un certain outlook, thinks two or three times before firing up. It is not improbable that the lesser expense of the new motor boats has something to do with their popularity. These "watermobiles," as they have begun to be called, are tremendously speedy, and their thrilling perform ances may be a consolation to the men who are giving up the amplitude and palatial elegance of the older steam yachts. The water automobile may not only be fast, but it may go at its best speed without police interferance. No speed laws yet interfere with the new wizards of the water. A 50-foot motor boat, with good gas oline engines may cost $5,000. It will run about 12 miles an hour, normally. A special speed boat, capable of 18 miles an hour, will cost twice as much. Even on the largest of these boats, two men at $100 a month is all the crew that is needed, and since the fuel is one pint of gasoline an hour per horsepower, with the market price about 15 cents a gallon, it may be seen that the watermobile is a vastly less expensive luxury than the steam pleasure yacht of the past. John Hay and the "Breadwinners." EW YOItK does not talk politics and sport all of the time. That it can take up a lit erary topic even in hot weather, even in presiden tial hot weather, has been shown in the fresh burst of is us on that very old topic "The Bruauvvinners." As the editor of the Century said yesterday, there are few instances in American literature where anonymity has been so long and so successfully kept as in the case of this novel. And he might have add ed that there are few instances in the history of any literature where so many claimants have appeared and disappeared. For a whole winter one American, and not an obscure Ameri can, posed as the author of this book, and was actually introduced to a mem ber of the -firm which issued the story. Fortunately for the American at that time the publisher himself did not know who the author was, and thought he had found him. Mr. Gilder, who was editor of Scribner's when "The Breadwinners" appeared, knows who the author is. So do a few others. Most people of any literary informa tion have a pretty firm conviction that they know. There is very little doubt that John Hay, Mr. Roosevelt's secre tary of state, wrote "The Breadwin ners." He has never admitted that he did, and he has never consented to permit Mr. Gilder or any one else to admit it. But the royalties on the sale went to Mr. Hay and still con tinue to go to him. And yet within the week Charles Frederick Adams is openly put for ward as the author, and Mr. Adams refuses to admit or deny that he is guilty. By inference Mr. Adams de nies that he is the author, but he does so in a way that will lead many peo ple to suspect that he wishes, like so many others, to be suspected. Mr. Hay's refusal to admit the au thorship of this much-discussed novel was understood in the first place to have its excuse in the fact that the story touched upon the background and people of Cleveland, O., Mr. Hay's own city. The Latest Social Failure. HE Thaw family of Pittsburg have in sisted in print and out of print that the earl- of Yar mouth didn't cost so much as he was up os is and other dis claimers as to the money price of foreign titles may be entirely true. Naturally it is dif ficult to get at the exact figures—although the Gould out lay, and the Manchester case have seemed to be fairly well known—but whatever the money expense, dukes are likely to come high. Just now much sympathy is being expressed for the daughter of ex-governor and ex vice president, Levi P. Morton. Helen Morton has usually been spoken of as the Countess Boson Talleyrand-Peri gord. In France she is the duchess of Valencay. She may still like being a duchess, but she is tired of the duke, of whose treatment of her there are many conflicting stories. At all events the duke and duchess began negotia tions for a divorce in the French courts some weeks ago. The duke's mother, the princess of Sagan, has asked the pope to sanction a dissolu tion of the marriage, and the duchess has applied to the civil courts. Helen Morton was the most beauti ful of Levi P. Morton's daughters. Her marriage with Paul Louis Marie Arch ambauld Boson was called a love match. The wedding was at St Mary's church in London, on October 5, 1901. Mr. Choate and the entire staff of .the American embassy were there, with the duchess of Marlborough and a bril liant company. The old duke of Tal leyrand himself couldn't come, his legs being bad. The Morton settlement of $30,000 a year was a great boon to the groom's family and everything looked happy enough. The duchess has borne no children, and this fact is mentioned so frequently that It may be assumed that it is made at least a pretense by the mother-in-law who Is appealing to Rome for an annulment „. OWKN LANGDON. like skirt of some few seasons ago in muslin. A great many people looked extremely well in these tight draperies, but they certainly require to be arranged in more substantial material DAINTY MORNING GOWN IN CHECK VOIIJE STRAPPED WITH WHITE CANVAS. than muslin. The effect at some of the big gatherings was not only deplorable, but often ludicrous. Very different are our modes of to day, and the quaint old delaines and pat terned muslins are delightful made up with pipings, rucliings and plaitings, the full gauged skirt hanging in grace ful folds from waist to feet, the pouching bodice, the elbow sleeves and long shoulder, surmounted by the simple picture hat. Look, too, at the hundred and-one dainty little accessories you can add to your muslin frock! I will tell you of some quaint and sim ple muslin gowns suitable for the debu tante's wear. One is in cream pin spotted muslin, the skirt of which is gauged in at the waist and then inserted with plaited muslin edged on either side with tiny ruchings of blue bebe ribbon. These insertions become fuller and wider as they near the feet, finishing at last in a mass of billowy frills as the wearer lifts her frock one catches glimpses of a much-beflounced blue glace petticoat. The bodice fastens at the back, and is adorned with a scroll pat tern of plaited muslin edged with the bebe ribbon ruching above this is a deep yoke shaped empiecement of purest white ilentelle Irlandaise, lined only with surprising that opera cloaks and even ing dresses are especially charming this season. Many kinds of trimming are made of shaded panne and velvet leaves appliques on to lace. Sumptuous dressing is the order of the day, for we have veritably returned to the styles in vogue in the days of the French empire. We see how little the heart of woman has changed when it comes to a question of beautiful clothes as displayed in the leading ate liers of the Rue de la Paix. It seems to me that neither English, French nor American women are in the least con sidering the cost of their best frocks, by which I mean the toilette de reception and the evening gown. They do, how ever, affect a delightfully chic simplic ity in the wearing of linens and white serge for the mornings, but their even ing toilettes are really splendid crea tions. I will tell you now of a simple evening gown worn by a well-known debutante. It is composed of white silk muslin, gauged in at the waist, and finished down the front by quaint little ruches of white taffeta, a. thicker ruching also appears at the feet, headed by a narrow border of pearl trimming. The bebe bodice is trimmed with ruchings of silk, and the" decolletage is outlined with the pearl trimming, which rests on the neck. The sleeves are nothing more than early Victorian puffs, and round the waist is a very wide sash of Romaney blue satin. There is, without doubt, a growing fancy for green in beautiful soft shades. Consequently emeralds are gaining in fevor, and we also see other curious green stones. Jewels are mostly in Louis XV. settings, varied by wonder ful oriental stones and very fine speci mens of Italian enamel. We Parisians are great admirers of Italian art and many of the newest models of tea gowns are sufficient witness to this. Enamel work is much used in parafol handles, some of which are very quaint and pretty. We are fastidious in trifles of this kind, and do not care for over elaborateness. A handle of three well blended enamels is an adequate finish to a plain colored parasol or en-tout-cas. The sketch Js of two pretty summer outdoor toilettes, suitable for fete or race occasions. A very notable cos tume Is that on the right, composed of The Pretty Summer Fabrics «IE fashion of piping, gaug ing and ruching is splendidly adapted to thin summer fab* rics and more especially to muslins. Nothing was more unsightly than the serpent- Evening a.nd Fete Gowns ARIS.—Taffeta changeante and shaded chiffons are two very noticeable features of this season's fashions. Some of the embroideries are so lovely that it is not chiffon. The elbow sleeves are finished with ruchings and plaitings. This is to be worn with an enormous picture hat of leghorn, the only trimming on which will be a band of black velvet and two huge cabbage roses with their own foliage. A touch of black will also be intro duced in the parasol, which is of gauged black chiffon lined \svith palest pink. Such a frock as this would be charming at London's big garden party. A lovely example of the painted mus lin gown is in pale pink, with a pom padour design of rings of deep red roses and foliage painted thereon. The frock appears to be cut all in one, and is gauged from several inches above the waist to about three inches below it. The hip pieces are cut open and inserted with tiny tucks or box plaits, which give the necessary amount of fulness to the long skirt, which is finished with two enormously thick ruches of taffeta changeante taking in various shades of pink and green. Some smaller ruches of the same fabric are arranged over the yoke and shoulder to give a pelerine ef fect, and the elbow sleeves are finished with soft gaugingsand frills, worn with long mousquetaire gloves. This is sur mounted by a hat of white chip, with an inner brim of black straw, giving a be- A CHARMING TOILETTE IN WHITE GLACE OR TAFFETA. coming shade to the face, and trimmed with a single white rose and narrow strings of black velvet hanging down at the back. The simplicity of this toilette is very striking and shows what lovely effects can be arrived at with hand-painted muslins. ELLEN OSMONDE. I brown chiffon voile, the underdress of which is cut en Princesse, with a series of gaugings, fitting in, cuirass fashion, to the figure, with a wide box plait right down the front. The gauging gives the necessary fullness and flow to the appar ently simple skirt, and one of the new est effects is arrived at by the zouave of brown taffeta, with orange and blue vel vet straps. The sleeves, you will ob serve, reach only to the elbow (as is the case now with all the smartest Par isian toilettes), and are finished by gaugings of chiffon, and plisse frills of the same. This toilette is completed by an en tout cas of brown, with an orange and blue border. The hat, of brown chip, has a simple band of blue velvet and a TWO PRETTY FETE GOWNS. bright orange Paradis plume shading into yellows, browns and blues. Most ethereal is the toilette worn by the lady on the left this is suitable for a hot July day, being in palest blue sole de-Chine, with insertions and •fllmj flounces of blonde lace edging the box plaited frills of soie-de-Chine. The bod ice consists of lace and strappingsof the soie-de-Chine, the sleeves being finished with great folded pieces of pale blue chif fon and touches of black velvet. Tho hat is cjf blue chip, veiled with blondo lace, an 1 adorned with a huge cabbage rose and green foliage. Last, but not least, note tho parasol, of pale blue chine silk, with deep puffings of shaded blue chiffon. "ANNETTH GXTOY. DO NOT NEGLECT TILING. It's the Only Way in Which Thou sands of Acres of Land Can Be Improved Permanently. The wonderful effect resulting from a system of tile drainage, as seen on many farms, should be an incentive to increasing interest in this work. That -here should be little improvement of this kind in a new and unimproved country, where land is comparatively heap, is not surprising. It is not, lowever, so easy to understand why people are so slow to make such im provements in the older sections of the country where land is high. That there is a very large amount of land in these older settled portions of the country that would be greatly improved by a good system of tiling there can be no question. A farmer living in western New York, writing to the Rural New Yorker, says: "Even here in western New York, re ferred to by many as the 'garden of the state,' thousands of acres that ara not in proper condition "are each year plowed and planted to crops, nor can they be expected to afford favorable results unless nature in some un usual manner renders assistance. The well-known excuse or objection to this system of work made by far too many is the expense to be incurred not only for the tile itself, but for the labor re quired additional to that of the reg ular farm labor." But a large part of such drainage work does not require highly skilled and expensive labor for its perform ance. The farmer and his regular help can do it when they cannot work in the fields. In a place where the fall is so slight and the work so difficult as to require such help the improvement that will result will many times pay for its cost. On a great many farms there are many days throughout the season when little profitable work is done and when the time could be spent at such work as tiling to very great advantage.— Prairie Farmer. AN ADDITION FOR PLANTS. Artistic Idea That Can Be Carried Out at Small Expense by Lovers of Flowers. When increased room for house plants Is sought by building onto the side of the house an addition such as shown is the most attractive. A shed roof or short double roof has not the dignity of ap pearance of a fiat-roofed square addi- A ROOM FOR THE PLANTS. tion. The roof may have slope enough to carry off the water and still be given an appearance as shown in the cut by a simple balustrade about the top. The windows may be put on three sides or on two sunny sides. The addition may be heated from furnace of boiler in the cellar or by a small oil stove. Cur tains on the inside to draw down at night will help to retain the heat.— T. E. Murry, in Farm and Home. Offered Big Trout for Fee. "The queerest fee I ever had offered to me was by an old farmer up in Monroe county," said a prominent physician who is also something of a sportsman. "I was up there last year for the trout fishing, and one evening I was summoned from the hotel where I was stopping to attend an old wom an in the neighborhood who had sud denly been taken ill. After I had fixed her up her husband said to me: 'Doc, I (lon't know what your charge is, but I ain't got ready cash about me. I'll tell you what I'll do, though. See that well over there? There's one o' the finest trout you ever see in that there well, an' if you can ketch him he's yourn.' I had no tackle with me, and as I had to return to the city the next morning I missed the opportun ity to collect my fee."—Philadelphia Record. Queer Methods of Dairying. A report from Consul Lespinasse, Tuxpam, Mexico, describes the quaint methods of dairying in practice in that region. Cream is roughly skimmed and either beaten with a forked switch' or swashed about in a bottle until the butter forms.' This sells for a dollar a pound (silver) and "is neither good to look at nor to taste." Cheese is made by compressing whey in a coarse cloth, salting and allowing to dry sev eral days, forming an insipid spongy mass, an inch thick and five inches in diameter, worth from 12 to 18 cents. Mr. Lespinasse suggests there is room for improvement. No exceptions to this statement have yet been taken. Refrain for Road Makers. After the roads have been well un derdrained and graded the application of the following refrain will do much toward giving the average country dis trict the very best of roads: 'Twon't take, long to fix your road. Drag, brother, drag If you'd pull a bigger load. Drag, brother, drag It means dollars In the end, Saved on teams and wagons, frtcuda, Bo in this your best ear lead Crag, K-oUter, drag. OLD COW BREAKS RECORD.j Gives Down Twenty-Four Quarts at a Milking and Walks Off with a Chuckle. Henry W. Brown, of Flanders, L. I.,' has a cow that is almost prolific enough in milk giving to establish a full-fledged' milk route all by herself. She gave 24 quarts of milk at one milking. This is the most astonishing feat yet ac-1 complished by a Suffolk county cow, so far as can be learned. The cow is about eight years old. She is of no particular breed—just a cowj that's all. Previous to this remarkable record she had been doing nothing won derful in milk giving in fact, her best) record last summer was 18 quarts at two milklngs. mlne' 1 When Mr. Brown went out to milk her he thought the cow looked at him with a rather peculiar expression, air most as if she would say: "I'm going to do something wonderful for you this time." Mr. Brown carried a regular size milk pail, and, seating himself, pro ceeded to relieve the cow of her milk.' He was not much surprised in filling the pail the first time, but when he got it full he noticed that there appeared to be plenty of it left, and after emptying tlhe pail he started In again. During the filling of this pail the cow kept turn ing around and looking at him with what her owner declared was a rather amused expression on her face. When the second pail was nearly filled he muttered to himself: "Great Scott! Brindle, you're a regular fountain." After emptying the second pailful, and going back toward the cow, he swears the animal fairly laughed at him. When he filled the pail for the second time, he notified his family of the wonderful coiw! he had out in the barnyard, and re marked that he thought they had bet ter get out the washtub for him to milk in. The third pail was not filled com pletely full, though, before the supply was exhausted. Both Mr. Brown and the cow heaved sighs of relief when the wonderful milking ordeal was com pleted, and at the same time both looked proud—the man because he owned such a wonder and the cow because she had done so well for her master. WILL NOT SELL FERTILITY. Why the Progressive Farmers of Northern Illinois No Longer Dis pose of Their Skim Milk. The farmers of the corn belt are if coming more and more to appreciate the value of their skim milk for feed ing on their farms to their calves,. hogs and poultry. Talking with the manager of a creamery in northern Illinois, a representative of the Farm ers' Review was told that he could buy no skim milk for making up into cottage cheese for the reason that the farmers in his vicinity would not sell it. They declared that it was worth at least 20 cents per 100 pounds for feeding to their farm animals, and that they preferred to keep it, even if they could get that for it. One man lived not far from a bottling establish ment where he could get a good price for his whole milk, but he preferred to haul it to a whole milk creamery that he might get the skim milk to use on his farm. In this same locality one year the farmers quite generally sold their skim milk for shipping to the city, but when fall came found that their hogs were in poor condition on account of having been deprived of the skim milk in the early periods of their lives. The next year they made a change and held back the skim milk for their own use. We doubt very much if 20 cents per 100 pounds represents the true vale of the skim milk for feeding purposes. That may be Indicated by the actual chemical content of the milk, but it has a value beyond that, which is the value that it has in combination with corn. It has been shown that corn Is worth very much more when fed with skim milk than when fed alone. As a bal ancer for corn it has a value that the chemist will never be able to deter- 4 .. anvg HOME-MADE •ibfS' REFRIGERATOR. Sectional View Here Given Explains Just How This Useful Farm^^T Cooler Is Made. Take two large boxes, one two inches smaller on all sides, and bore two one inch holes in bot tom of each box for drainage. Fill up two inches in large box with powdered charcoal or coal ashes. Put smaller box inside and fill space, d, all round with same. Fix lids, e, to both boxes to fit tightly. But shelves, b, on both sides of inner box. Leave a place in the center of box for ice. A rack, c, made of lath can be laid at the bottom for ice to rest on.—Farm and Home. Cure for Gapes in Chicks. r" Take a tub, place a quart can in the center of the bottom and cover a heavy blanket over the top of tub light ly. Place the sick chickens in the tub (as few or as many as you can get oa bottom around can), on top of this can put a hot stove lid. Now drop eight or ten drops of carbolic.acid in a spoon, slip your hand under the blanket.and pour the acid on the hot lid. Withdraw your hand and keep covered tight for one minute, and then release your chickens and the work is done. The fumes from the acid kill the worms In the chickens and they throw them out in a few days. You must give treatment when you notice your cV" ens beginning to sniffle.—W arJ, in Prairie armer.