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k q 6 THE SALT LAKE HERALDs MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1897
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I Scientist Eodges and Party
Make New Discoveries
i
w STEW IKEXICOS SSTCHAlffTED
3XLOU2TTAIM IS SCALED
p MCy Evidences of Life There I
f Forer Times Photographs Se
cured of Great Value to Scientific
Persons Indian Tradition Hot
Here Myth
Washington Sept 12F W Hodge of
> the Bureau of ethnology Smithsonian in
stitute has just returned from an ex
pedition to the Enchanted Mesa of New
Mexico which has excited the interest
of sclentiss and the daring oj exploring
parties I Wa brought into prominences
S few months ago by the expedition ot
Professor William Libbeyy of Princeton
4 university who took ronethrowing mor
t tars huge kites balloons and tons of apparatus
irnicasslble
paratus to scale this hitherto
L tableland The purpose of the Investiga
tion has been to determine whether the
summit of the mesa was at one time in
habited by the prehistoric Acoma In
dians Professor Libbey reported no evi
i dences of early occupancy Mr Hodges
exploration has brought different results
4 however for after scaling the mesa he
spent some time on the summit found a
number of fragments of pottery arrows
shplH bracelets stone axes etc showing
conclusively that the top of the mesa
was at one time inhabited
Mr Hodsre wa sent by the bureau of
Ioe
4z ethnolory to examine a series of rum
in western New Mexico and to attend
the snake dance of the Main Indians
This done he was directed to nroceed to
te Mesa ILscanada and to bcale its pre
cipitous walls in any way he saw ft He
procured an extension ladder comprising
u con of ix feet eacn together win
an ample suppV of rope and proceeded to
Vile mesa on Sept 3 accompanied by
Major George H Pradt deputy United
States surveyor at La Guna N M who
is familia with thc section A C Vroo I
man of Pasadena Cal Who acted as
photographer of the expedition H C
Ot of Chicago and two L Guna In
i dians
The mesa was determined to be 431 feet
from the western plain to the ton of
the hitrhest pinnacle above the clift and
the talus at the bate of the cleft 221
feet above tflo plum The climb wa witn
out anv serious difficulty until < the party
reached 0 great sandstone The ladders
were hauled section by section to this
point by means of the ropes then fitted
together and raised against the cliff Mr
rse
Hodge ascended to the top and climbing
over the slope immediately above suc
f ceeded in lashing the top of the ladder
to a huge bowlder that nad fallen from
4 above and lodged on the terrace some
20 feet from the summit The ladder was
then ascended bvv the rest of the party
and the top easily reached The ascent
consumed exactly two hours and
cnsume exacty bour a quar
terThe
The explorers had not been on the sum
mit of the mesa five minutes before Major
Pradt picked up a fragment of ancient
pottery which indicated clearly that te
m a had been visited at any rate in
former times and that Professor Libbey
was mistaken in his conclusions During
the afternoon and the next day Mr
Hodge examined the ground critically
while Major Pradt made a survey of the
mesa and Mr Vrooman secured a num
ber of photographs Several potsherds
two stone axes broken a fragment of
a shell bracelet and a stone arrow point
were the chief evidences of former oc
cupancy found on the narrow stormswept
ret but abundant potsherds etc were
F t found in the talus swept down from the
summit Ail vestiges of the ancient trail
ascending the talus had disappeared and
they continued thence to the summit by
hand and foot holes in the sold ock
borne traces of the holes amain Tills
verification of an Indian tradition not
1 tile for its inherent evidence of accuracy
in peculiarly gratifurlng to students of
anthropology Professor Libbeys ladder
I was discovered still lashed in place above
the crevasse
t1e
Mr Hodges researches will arouse great
interest among American ethnologists and
archaeologists inasmuch as they are said
to show that Indian triton should not
be dismissed as mere myth after only
casual exploration
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A MONTANA FREAK
I Death of Mrs Hamilton the Beaded
Lady
Aniacomla Standard With the death
M Mrs Julia Hamilton the bed
wramaai at the runt farm at Great
Fails Mont a btook ef romance is
clossKi and all debts < have been canceled
I During her eight years residence there
l > rctoal3y net over 100 people knew that
probably nut over 100 people knew ttoaTt
Mrs Hamiltcois first duty every morn
ng was to shave and thus a growth of
beard as luxuriant as man ever wore
Vras keiDt from the worlds view
aesarted and atone with not a crust
of bread in her house the old lady was
found a few weeks ago by her neigh
bors Ste was H and had not shaved
r for several weeks and h a beard
three inches Ions covering her
chin an sides o he face She was
taken to t e countY hospital where
she passed nrsvay and was buried by
the cowity Just before her death she
told that during her life she had been
C married six times ana each of her hus
bands lied deserted her
She earns TO Great Falls about eight
years ago from Vermont In the fall of
1SSS R c Adams an old Grand Army
man decided thait he wanted a ife
I He advertised 4n Heart and Hand a
CWcssx matrimonial puWicatiOn and
amonjc hisansrvers awn one from the
woman who has just died Photos were
exchanged oind Adam sent money to
bring her on On her arrival Adams
discovered that she was not the original
of the picture and after her 10ng trip
Qiad Quite a growth of whiskers He re
fused poinit blank t marry her
Several oldtimers learning1 off the
stranse Omans predicament went to
Adams and nave him just r many
our to have the ceremony performed
He obeyed and they were made one at
the Ulm house A few months later
Adams jumped hiS and has never
since been eard of He left her
1 ef some
snc r o
jiroperty and a few years later she met
and married 3 man named Hamilton
Her wedded life again was short for
in a few monWis Hamilton deserted tier
trnd 6s novr in the wet
Qf late r her Income had been
meaT and at times county aid ua
jjeeessary Sire had been in the county
ihoHDital about a month After Hamil
ton deserted her she is credited with
the remark The last husband is sowe
and loiter explained that she was mar
rind four times in Vermont
I Had Luck i
Cleveland Leader Mrs Dugdale
You have my sincerest sympathy Mrs
l Cudwater in this the hour of your
sore bereavement I know what it is
L to lose a husband
r rs Cudwater Oh thank you But
t your loss couldnt have been what
mine l
Mrs Dug alel dnt understand
L how you make that out
Mrs Cudwater My poor husband
> had just paid for a new dress suit and
you know one can never sell such a
thing as that for even half price
Only a Summer Belle
New York Weekly Mr Nicefellow
I am delighted to hear that your beautiful
II sister Is back from the south She is always
ways abele rt the summer resorts I
hope her flight southward every winter
I Is not due to ill health
t Little BoyNe but in cold weather up
I mere her nose gets red
l E Both Ways
t Cleveland Plain Dealer Dont you
know my dear madam that you are tak
ing a terrible risk when you encourage
your husband to go to the gold fields
t Tho nrohsunities are that not one In a
i hundred will bring back any gold and not
ten isi a fcurdvea win over return
Yes I pow and Im taking chances
both ways
f i z
Z f
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PRIIAPS TillS BCYCft IS 11W NllLM1iNUT flACiINt
r e i 0
t It4 4
Albert Schock tIe SixBay Rider Has Tried I On the Manhattan Beach Track and Says I Will Revolutionize the
Present Bicycle It Is Chainless and Geared to Two Hundred and Fifty
New York Journal A mechanical i
surprise will be l sprung in all proba i
bit on the cycling world within a j
few days and all records for speed
will go by the board if the present I
prospects of the new machines capac
ity are realized A wellknown Brook
lyn lawyer has invented a bicycle with
a present sear of 250 and he is con I
fident that he will see a mile close to I
the minute mark Albert Schock the
wellknown sixday champion is the
only rider of prominence who has seen
the new bicycle and is the only one I
outside of the inventor who has ridden
it Mr Schock who Is a conservative
man said
I have every belief in the new I I
wheel and really expect that it will I
revolutionize the present bicycle It is
mechanically correct and with a few I
minor alterations as to weight and gear j I
ItlE 6RATWAillNffR
I
II I
Edwin M Stanton me Boy the Man and the
Secretary I
I was fitting that the school children j
should contribute the l tablet
contrbute memorial i i
for the house in which Edwin M Stan j
I on was born says W B Stevens Writ
ing from Stubenville 0 to the rI1
I Democrat When the venerable resi
I dents are asked for their recollections
of him who is a part of American his
< tory as its greatest war minister they
i I say with marked unanimity
j
j I He was always a good son
They tell that his father Dr David
Stanton died while Edwin was a child
Dr Stanton
was stricken with aoop
I lexy He had been too generous to be
gencrous
rich and he left a widow and four
young children in poor circumstances
Edwin became a clerk in a book store
I when he was barely tall enough to
show his head above the counter He
I earned 36 a week and carried home his
I j wages to help his mother support and
I educate the younger members of the
family When the estate of his father
was settled there wa something corn
I ing to the boy and he spent i on edu
I cation at Kcnyon college He studied
law in the office of the Colliers His
c untiring industry is remembered to
I this day The older members of the
bar tell how when hardly more than a
boy Stanton was 3 regular attendant
I at court
There was a sympathetic side to
Stanton although many who had deal
ings with him never found i out One
of the interesting reminiscences which
the old residents of Steubenville recall
is one of the organization which Stan
ton while a student and a boy in
I years formed among the young people
I 1 for charitable work A girl Miss Angi
I Goodenow was his associate Together
I they recruited the brothers and sisters
of charity whose purpose it was to
watch with the sick and relieve the
poor Later when Stanton was living
at Columbus there came an epidemic
of cholera The community was panIc
stricken Stanton volunteered as a
nurse and while the disease raged he
spent his time in the sick chambers I
was a period when unreasohing terror
was widespread and when such serv
ices as young Stanton rendered were
heroic
One of the Steubenville people who
knew him in his early manhood tells
of an incident that occurred while
Stanton was practicing law in Pitts
burg The mother lived in Steuben
yule Stanton a accustomed to return
turn home frequently by boat on the
Ohio One evening when he came on
I board at Steubenville to go to P tts
burg he saw a poor Irishman lying on I
the forward decJc Attracted by the I
evidence of suffering Stanton investi r
gated and darned that the poor fellow I
had fallen through a hatchway and had
broken his leg The fracture remained
unset and uncared for The young law
yer went to the captain and asked what
the neglect meant The captain replied
that the Irishman lived in Pittsburg
and could be attended to when he got I
home Making no comment on the in
humanity Stanton went to the boat
humanty
I carpenters chest and borrowed a saw
an an ax He took a stick of wood
cut such a length a he wanted and
split pieces of the desired thickness
Sitting down by the capstan he whit
tled out with IHS pocket Knife a set of
splints Then without a word to the
captain he went to his stateroom took
a sheet from the bed and tore i into
bandages As soon a everything was
ready the amateur surgeon ordered
three or four of the crew to assist The
limb was extended The fracture was
reduced The splints and bandages i
were applied Stanton went to the
cook room and ordered prepared jug I
of vinegar and water with Which to I
steep the swollen parts During the 90 i
miles of the trio from Steubenville he 1
sat by the injured man applying the i
bath When the beat reached Pittsburg I
the to
lie hired a hack and took patient i
his home I
hs such ways was formed the charac I
ter which 5n after years was to be de
nounced through the length and breadth II
of this great land as harsh selfish i
g
cruel tyrannical So general was the i
detraction that the grim relentless
storm of > te grlm le
lentless spirit with neverflinching i
purpose to crush the rebellion standing
behind and sustaining Lincoln at every i
step came to be misunderstood by the i
nation and to be accented as a hard
tQn without the better feelings of hu I
manity
The circumstances underwhich Mr
Stanton became a member of the Bu
chanan cabinet and the work he did
there for the union are not told fully
in the biographies A brotherinlaw
Of Mr Stanton Mr Wolcott is the au
thority given for the story about to be
told every word of which is believed in
Steubenville At the time Mr Stan
ton then a life long Democrat was
asked to become a member of It the
Buchanan cabinet was composed of
Cass in the state department Cobb in I
the treasury Black as attorney gen
eral Thompson in the interior depart
ment Floyd as secretary of war Tou
cey as secretary of the navy and Holt
as postmaster general
In this cabinet to usb the words of
one who was the friend o Stanton
from boyhood there were traitors
both active and passive Buchanan
was not a traitor himself but a weak
Irresolute old man bound hand and
Soot by those in his cabinet who were
Floyd had dispersed the army to dif
ferent and distant points so as to
make it unavailable at the capital
Toucfry had scattered the navy to dif
ferent and distant parts of the world
so Cat it could not be collected for
months Thompson had stolen more
ThQJPsln
than 1000000 in Indian bonds Cobb
had the treasury empty and the rebels
I were in arms The signs of the times
were appalling Cass saw nothing be
i
t
r
fore him but political ruin He resigned
his office and Black was appointed in
his place leaving the law department
in the government vacant In addition i i
to other causes of alarm Floyd had j I
atenipted to ship l of the heavy ord t
nance at Pittsburs to the south and
was only checked by the uprIsing 0i 1 I
the people who sent a deputation to
dCD1taton
Washington to inform the president I
and to enter their protest against the
movement I I
In this extremity President Buch
anan sent for Mr Stanton and asked
him what he aslte
thought about the signs
of the tine The answer was charac I
teristic I
You are slewing en a volcano The
ground is mined all around and under I
you and ready to explode and without
prompt and energetic action you will I
be the last president Of the United
Unied
Stt 3
I
Mr Stanton said the feeble old
man for Go < Vs sake come in and help
me The attorney generals office is I
vacant Will you accept i I
If you desire my help I will was
the ro ly
This Is the story of Mr Stantons in I
vitation to enter the cabinet n i comes
from a immediate relative There is
no reason to doubt that it is told prac
tically as it was given in family confi
dance by Mr Stat himself The
came anolles to the account of what
tcok place alter he entered the cabinet
The first day of Mr Stantons incumbency
cumbency cf the office of attorney gen
eral he passed in ferreting out the
grand larceny Thompson on the In
dian fund When the cabinet met in
the evening Mr Stanton was late an ar
riving As the new attorney general
entered he saw FJoyd pacing the room
and gesticulating furiously in a tem
pest and whirlwind of speech asrainst
mebodr who had cut down his flag
Staff broken down the trunnions of his
S and cut and burned his wheels
3n < so o Mr Stanton sat down with
out uttering a word and without pie
tendIng to understand what was up
When Floyd stopped somebody asked
What do you think about i Mr
Attcrnev Genera
Abut what said Mr Stanton
About Major Amtersons breaking
uj camp at Fort Moultne and coins
ito Fort SumDtor
The most glorious event since the
8th c January 181 said the new
member of the cabinet I ha stirred
the heart of every loyal man in the na
tion
What demanded Floyd an officer
of the army violating his orders
What order retorted Stanton
Did you Mr President give orders to
Major Anderson to remain in that old
dilapidated fort surrounded by enemies
when a stronger one was available
No said Mr Buchanan I gave no
such orders
Did zou know of any such orders
toeing given Mr Stan ten asked
I No sir I never heard of it before
I said the president
I Then said Mr Stanton the man
who gave such orders ought to beI
hanged on a gallows higher than Ha
mans
Here Secretary Thompson interposed
to rebuke > l th insolence of so new a
ma in the cabinet
Mr Thompson said Mr Stanton
in reply I have been here long enough
to find out that you have stolen nearly
a million of Indlon bonds and expect
to stay here till I see you punished for
it1
Than the tempest rose and raged till
I midnight when the meeting brolie up
The next morning Cobb Floyd and I
Thompson resigned In a single night
Stanton broke the conspiracy in the
cabinet which was killing his feeble
old friend There were now two hon
est men in the cabinet Stanton and
Holt Through their influence General
John A Dix was put at the head of the
treasury
IThre Is reason to believe and I for
one do believe said the friend here
quoted that but for the bold stand
taken by Mr Stanton on that memora
bue evening Mr Lincoln never would
have been inaugurated in Washington
The knives of the assassins were al
ready whetted and he would inevitably
have been murdered But the active
traitors being driven from the cabinet
General Scott collected a few soldiers
and marines to the number of about
1000 and secured the peaceful inaugu
ration of the new president
When the Buchanan cabinet dissolv
ed Stanton went back to his law prac
tice Nine months later Mr Lincoln
sent for him and asked him to be his
Iecretar of war He defended his ac
tion on the ground that he wanted
Stanton not for his politics but for his
patriotism and power Stanton had
bean one of the first of the northern
Democrats to take sides against seces
sion Previous to that time he had
been a strict constructionist of the con
stitution as it applied to the rights of
the southern states so much so that he
supported Breckinridge for the presi
dency He chose the Breckmrldge
ticket because it was as he said The
tcket bcaus wa
only one brought before the country
on the platform of the constitution a
Interpreted by the court of last resort
The Republican senate was inclined to
hesitate when the president nominated
for secretary of War a man who had
upheld the Dred Scott decision Old
Ben Wade of Ohio found it necessary
to vouch for Mr Stantons loyalty be
fore the nomination was confirmed
But the same devotion to the consti
tution which had characterized him be
fore the war made him the great war
minister He took of
le possession a
dingy office on Seventeenth street
I where now stands the palatial war
navy and state building There he
toiled day and night
He was 46 years old in the prime
j
i
I believe the wheel will prove satisfac
tory I was very busy in my store one
day when a man walked In and intro
duced himself elating that he had
heard of < my ability a a rider and
wanted me to gG and look at a new
wheel lie had invented He took me
to hs office and there showed me what
I consider will prove to be the tneed
iest bicjcle that has ever been invented
its present gear Is 250 but I advised
150 to 175 although I did not seem to
andvigor of manhood when he became I
I secretary of war is the way one per
sonal friend puts it He had on depos
it 25 years oflife pleasure ease or
what he would but he magnanimously
checked It all 01 in five years and
expended it in the service of his coun
try
He sacrificed his life a clearly as i
he had fallen in battle As he took
control of the war department in Jan
uary 1SG six months after Bull Run
had been lost and when all was doubt
and uncertainty he was described as
a Dread rcand compact parson with
a broad round compact head and
pale sad face and a deep light in his
melancholy eyes
While Democrat before attempted
disunion Mr Stanton had upheld the
fugitive slave law because it was law
Thereby he had made himself odious to
the Republicans As secretary with
but one end in vIewthe restoration of
the Union Stanton was among the ear
liest members of the dabinet to favor
lest
emancipation This will be a revela
tion to many whose memories go back
to the dark days cf 1862 when bloody
Ant a was a reality when Gettys
burg had not been fought and Vicks
burg had not been taken
That act of Mr Lincoln which be
came a military necessity and was the
turning point of the war I know per
sonally was favoredby Mr Stanton a
considerable time before the action of
the president Sid 1 close friend of
the secretary In his own house he
discussed both the lawfulness and th
policy of setting theslaves free by ex
ecutive proclamation Neither of us
doubted that the act would be lawful
and as to the expediency he said that
slavery ha cost us dear enough al
ready that both Whigs and Democrats
had truckled to it long enough that
it had been a bone of contention from
the beginning0 and that even if the re
bellion was put down we could have no
lasting peace so long as this evil ex
isted I know personally that he fav
ored the emancipation proclamation
from the additional fact that in a
conversation with him he animad
verted with great severity upon the
conduct of a distinguished citizen who
urged President Llnc61n to revoke the
proclamation after it was issued Pres
ident Lincoln vowedt that unless the
rebels would repent before the first
day of January 1863 he Avould proclaim
Januqry
claim freedom to the slaves The day
was at hand and the rebels fafused to
repent The first of January came and
with his lionhearted war minister at
his side like the Apolcalyptic angel he
rose up and poured the vial of Gods
wrath on the seat of the beast and
amid the blasphemies of hell and the
alleluias of heaven the monster ex
pired forever
When the war closed Mr Stantons
health was ruined At the last l cabinet j
meeting before Mr Hincoln was assas
sinated his associates got a glimpse of
I the secretarys character which was
new to them They saw the tears of
joy fall from the eyes of the president
and the War minister as congratula
tions were exchanged on the return of
tons nged
peace At the age of 50 after a life
of toll which lad wrecked a magnifi I
cent constitution Stanton had accum
ulated nothing but his home and
library I was a period of testimon
ials to those who had saved the Union
RIch men went to the war minister
with a purse of 100000 to be accepted
as n gift of gratitude Mr Stanton re I
fused He would not permit it to be r
said that he had tacitly measured his
devotion to his country with money
He was nominated without being a
candidate to be associate justice of
the United States supreme court and
confirmed atonce by the body which
had hesitated a few years before when
he was named for secretary Before he
could qualify and take his place on the
bench the end came The people Of
I I Steubenville honor themselves and the
nation in giving one day of the cen
tennial celebration to the school chil
I drens memorial of Edwin M Stanton J i
She Saved Her Job
Cleveland PlaIn Dealer Somebody tells
a god story of a contain Cleveland fam i i
fly who have high social aspirations Not 1
long ago they let it be generally under 1
stood that they were gIg to the sea
side the Dip was uukecl over a good
deal and considerable stress laid upon the
royal time the lamily expected r enjoy
Well something happened which pre i
vented them from going on the day fixed I I
upon u td they had advertised the fact jot j I
roe
ot wick departure so thoroughly that I
they concluded they would have i ay I
pear that they were actually gone They I
dismissed their help alt save a Swede
girl and they sent away the horses and
bled and barred the frtfrl of the house I
and of course pulled down all the
shades Then they retired to the rear
apartments until such time as they could
start ifter dark of course on their
jqurney Twentyfour hours passed and
they were still there Of course they Im
agined that the appearance t the lou e
would warn away callers but strange
to say they had one She was a ladyof
somewhat abs mtm dell ways and she
<
rang the bell so long that at last the
Swede girl carefully coached was sent
to the door
Is Mrs Blank at home iicjiired the
caller
cal
Mrs Blank told me to say she was by
seasidfc1 said the honest girl
Oh gone away said the visitor
No not gone anay yoost by seaside
Well see had to go away to get t
the seaside dldtf t she
The girt looked puzzled
tt dont know I go ask
Shewas gone some little time and
red when she came back her face vas very
redIts allrlght she said She was here
by seaside yet
But I dpnt understand
Veil ifyoudpnt understand I lose my
yob
yobThen I guess I understand said toe
friend of Uhe family and went down the
steps
that Luckily evening for the girl the family started
o
Parts We Play
Chicago Post It may bo true that l
the worlds a stage said the gloomy
nftm but the statement that the men
are players is gross flattery in most
cases
casesWhat yould you call them 1
Supes About 9il in every 1000 are just
plain ordinary everyday upes who are
not even entitled to be enumerated among
the members of the company supporting
the star
ffar
j i
i
have much more work propelling 250
gear than I did my 30 sbiday gear
The speed that you can get out of the
new bicycle is simply terrific The in
ventor is a rather small sized man and
he tells me that he rode a half mile in
43 seconds and In a trial I made on
the bicycle path he other night I must
have been traveling dare to the minute
mark The only difficulty I experienced
was in turning and I think the very
high gear is responsible for that
IjjtSi POKm GAM c
1LIEt1 1 AMtR i
Saratoga N YLucky Baldwin
one of the most prominent men in the
history of California a man who has
seen and pat in the biggest poker games
ever played in this country talked to
night on the great American game and
of his experiences He aid
Poker in i an art a science I be
scec
lieve it is fast becoming a lost art So
to speak
I never hear any more of such games
as we used to have fi the Pacific coast
In the early days games which re
quired ski science nerve and big
money No I believe those days are
gone forever
What is poker Why do I say iL is
a science an art
scence
Poker is the science of pretending
that you have one thIngwhen you have
another Poker Is the skill I Of looking
pleased when you are displeased I is
the science of deception I is the art
of dissimulation
I is the subtle power of eliminat
ing from your face the real thoughts
of your mind and feelings of your heart
and substituting the opposite
< Poker Is a school for the study of
the foibles of human nature a college
where the courses are deception and
cunning avarice and greed deceit and
fraud and false pretension and dissim
ulation
I can recall a few sittings such a
you dont hear of nowadays Why I
Was 266800 winner in one game and
I started off 25000 loser No such
games as that now The times which
permit sudden acquisition of great
wealth in n community are always the
forerunners of big poker games I
was so In California I may be so in
the Klondike country
Is it not so in congress Do not the
members of congress know how the tar
iff is going whether sugar will be fav
ored or not Then the inevitable hap
pens S
pensWhat
What is that
Why they make thousands easily
and quickly and then sit down to a
quiet game of poker to beat each other
out of their newly acquired riches
Ive often thought I overlooked a
big bet in not going to congress There
has been a great deal or easy money
there in those big poker games
And Why shouldnt our typical na
tional legislators be fairly rood poker
players Have I not denned 1 hat
poker it
He who acts out deceit to the most
finished nicety and can most skilfully
make others believe he has a good
hand when he hasnt and vice versa
he is a poker player Well thats the
average candidates toy throughout
isnt it
But I was going to tell you of Some
of those big games those historic
games of the Pacific coast I never
played only in private rooms never in
saloons or club houses The game I
have most in mind was usually played
in Senator Sharons rooms at Ins hotel
or in the rooms of some other mem
ber of our party We had no kitty or
rake off In our game were Ralston
president of the old California bank
Senator Sharon Mark Livingstone
Michael Reese John McClaren and a
few others who were making money
fast and myself
CHEAPEST CHIP S100
Our cheapest chip Was 100 At the
end of this gamethree years I was
300000 winner A jack pot always had
shod to 700 in it to start with If ha
deal went round the table one tIme oniy
there would be from 3600 to 3000 in
the pot IfMt went twice around 8000
1 and we always opened the pot for
the size of it Those were big games I
tell you I was a common occurrence
to bet 23000 to 50000 winner dr loser
This particular game lasted for a lit
tie over three years Sometimes we
I I would play once n week sometimes
threp times and sometimes not so of
ten We had
such
never a thing as a
I poker debt unpaid in those days very
I different now Im told Every mans
I I word was good for a million
Lets just look in on the game Say I
a jack pat is opened for 55000 three I
I
I men y18OOO now in the OCQhree j
i I third man comes in and raises i no i
i I COO 34000 now in the pot All drop out
1 I except myself the opener and the fel
I low who raises the1 Opener stays1O
000 more 44000 in all We draw cards
the first man one the = f d TU
the second elevates me 25000 Talk
j about quick thinking ana conceucrcL I
tion Talk about brain work lightning
calculators and that sort of thing You
havent got a week to considc this I
matter and talk it over with a friend
and a lawyer
I Is he bluffing Can his threes beat I
mine Is he trying to steal the pot
Is he nervous because hes afraid he is
beaten If I call Or he is nervous fear
ing I will call and so he will not get
my additional 525000
A cold shiver goes around the room
when that 2o000 bet i < made 63000
now in the pot There is a sigh or two
but not a word spoken aloud The
silence becomes oppressive arc the
ticking of the watches becomes more
and more distinct Finally 1 say I I
see that and raise you 50000
Now the scene of action is changed
the guessing goes to the other man
After squeezing his cards a little medi
tation he says Thats good I guess
but I had three queens l the way
I raked down the 69000 and the
550000 I just pushed In
He felt relieved when I leaned over
and showed him three aces either of
us had bettered He naturally thought
after I drew on card that had two
pairs or threes bu never played me for
three aces or any big threes
Now he played me fpr two big pairs
probably Aces up and thought I might
call but hedld nob believe I had threes
bigger than queens aH the time Dm
ception or cunning on my part 1 the
draw Or both
To play poker successfully you have
h
> i I 1 > <
to think what the other fellow i think
ing about and do it accurately and
quickly Very often I have been called
or raised when I made a big bet b
cause I acted nervously I Was called
because my opponent thought I was
nervous or excited on account of my
thinking I might or probably would
lose if called when in realty I was ner i
vous because I had such a good hand
I was afraid I would not be called and
therefore could not win a much money
STUDY YOURSELF IN POKER
In poker playing a man must study I
himself more than the others I is a
comparatively easy matter to size up
others but it is not half so easy to size
up yourself and know just what you
will do under emergencies and in unexpected
pected plays A man must be slow to
get into a pot but once in he must
play it out I has always been my pol
icy to ratefr and seldom call When
once you get oft from the post and get
a start in a Dot itslike a horse race
dont stop or call keep going and
betting for all youre worth
1 I reverknew ot any chanting after
the first veau or two in California
Placcrville you know used to be called
Hans Town mey strung up some
fellows there for cheating and rae
town then went bY that name for years
Generally i a man was caught cheat
ing t Oh he never lived long enough
to set ha d
in the early clays we Cad scales
I where we played Doker just a much
in er ence as cards for in setting up
we had to welsh the gold dust
I know a story of a man prominent
now who lost all the money he had ex
cept one little buck Eft in sacK which
looked as if it contain bout 500
TVUs he had been forced to bet sev
eral times and he invariably won when
he bet id Long years afterwards the
man grew into prominence and In his
cuP one time admitted that there was
nothing in that sack at the time except
brass fillnsrs and that he was wonder
ing every Uvie he bet it if he could get
ou of the country alive if he lost his
bluff
bluffAbout
About the best poker story I know
of happened in the early days of Cali
fornia Senator Sharon and an En
dishinon were on a steam boat to
gether Time hun heavily and the En
glishman said he was v r fond of
euchre and would teach the senator
two handed euchre They played for
a while when he Englishman said
Bah Jove dont know Ive
you Ive a
bloomin frocd poker hand
Senator Sharon said So have L
Would you like to bet it said the
EnrJisihnran
imn
1 would said the senator If youll
let me fake up another queen and dis
card a card
All right Ive objection said
l r ht Ive no objeton said
the Englishman as he fondly and avar
iolouElv looked at his four lings and
knew he had a cinch
They bet all the money they had
The Englishman put up his watch and
diamond rings and scarf pin against
1400 of the senators money Then he
2d
dr
I really bate to take your money
old chap dont you knowreally Ive
rot you beatenfour l kings dont you
know Really too bad
But Ive got four aces said the
senator laynirr down his hand four
aces and one queen
After two or three moments deeD re
flection raid and meditation the Englishman
raidI
I wish voud tell me what bloody
bloomin business you had with that
queen dont 1cti know
WOMEN AT POKER
Women are good poker players the
best in the world barring Chinamen
Ive played with ladies Mrs Senator
was a good poker player better
than the senator bv a coed deal though
high Still she always
she didnt play so alwas
beat me and thats why I think so
well of her
Take a sharp shrewd beautiful
woman They can beat a man at poker
ever time after they loam the rudi
ments of the game Now I dont want
to cay a thin asainst the ladies but
they are natural born poker players
I The have been made such by nature
so coy and desismincr and dissimulation
s fcr c them is not a acquired ar l is
their second nature Deception is easy
for them to acquire and they grace
fuiy outwit men They size un men
uly
more easily and quickly than we can
fathom their thoughts
Have you ever heard a lady ex I
claim Oh how glad I am to see you
perfectly charmed dont you know
and then in n few minutes you wandered
dered away to a secluded spot and
wondrcd whether she really meant it
or was bluffing I has happened to
you and the chances are that you
guessed it wrong
Well you encounter the same prop
osition with women in a poker game
only you havent got the time to take
the occluded walk by yourself and med
fcclul
the
itate and determine whether she Is I
bluffing or not when she says with a i
bewitching coaxing little rmile arch
and slyly
ing her eye brows glancing
yet almost innocently at you out of ± he
corners of her eyes I think my hand
is worth 1500 more
Now theres a poser for you Ever
been there No Well Ive been In tl
I good many tight places where I had
to think quickly but Im free to con I
fess the woman in a poker game i
tco much for me
ow Ive always made it a point to I
study my adversary to watch his ac I
tions and the expressions of his face 11 I r
watched two Chinamen and three white
in Frisco once
men playing a game Frsco ance
You could glean about as much from
the expression o a mud fence or the
side c an adobe building as you could
I from the expressions on those China
mens faces No I never played with
i
any myseif
any There are two ways in which to win
I at poker which ought always to be
borne In mind One Is to have the
courage I say courage tor i takes I
courage and lots of Ito lay down a j
hand when you feel that you are
beaten and the other is when youve a I
only fairly good one i
poor hand or a fary
and you feel that your opponent is
bluffing never call always raise raise I
till you raise him out M L
The man who can pusn siauu into a1
and Boys Ill have to rase
big pot say Il I
I
that a trifle with the air and manner r
a
nothing more i
which though he speaks
by his very action says Theyll call
that Id bet 2500 only they wouldnt
call that much when he actually has
only a busted flush is on the high i
road to becoming an artistic success
in the science of pokerth science of I
deception and false preteon
There is not much skit or silence I
in a 55 or 10 limit game The skill
comes in when a man taps you A
table stake game is the only game to
play if you want to thoroughly master
the game In a limit game there ii
always to much tendency to call ani
no chance for a royal big bluff which
is the principal feature of the game
A LUCKY DRAW
The luckiest draw I ever made was
in a play with Banker Ralston Sharnn
and an Englishman also sat in the
cramc Ill never forget how I squeecea
the cards and glanced at their corners
after the draw Ralston and myself
were the only ones in the rest had
dropped I had sized him up all along
for three aces I felt that I was beaten
I hesitated whether I would draw Gne
or two finally took one I went in
with two queens and I was right In
my supposition Ralston had two aces
Well I picked up my hand and
looked it over carefully after the draw
I shall never forget it When had wo
mans face looked so sweet and it was
the ordinarily ugly black queen of
spades There was 22000 in the pet
Ralston got a pair with his aces Now
what did I dO I knew it from his
face and could tell it the minute he
looked at his hand I meditated hesi
tated coughed looked ill and squeezed
my cards time and again as I delib
erated and I knew all the time I had
him beaten He bet t chip 51001 raised
him and the pot was worth 30000 He
simply calledalthough he started to
raise me back That was my luckiest
draw that and it was a onecard draw at
thatI
I recall now two of the biggest bluffs
I ever made I got away with both pots
We were playing an unusually stiff
game one night I was all of 2000
winner and two others Reese and an
Englishman named Bradley were
pretty heavy losers I was getting
early in the morals and as we all had
business to look after that day we
agreed that this pot should be double
our regular jack pot of 3200 each and
then we should quit 1Vel theres
where I made the biggest bluff of my
life There were six in the game
Reese opened tha pot for 1200 The I
next two men stayed I vas the next
man I hesitated I had already re
marked I was going to quit winner
I and Id have to have big cards to stay
I deliberated longer finally stayed
The other man dropped out and the
Englishman Bradley who was from
Toronto called the 1200 bet and
raised l2po us quick as a flash There
was now 87200 in the pot
The opener Reese saw the raise
and I thought started to raise him
back The next two men < rs out
I hes1ati longer than before and fin
ally stood the raise Now we all looked
at the pot 9600 and drew cards
Bradley was dealing Reese took two
cards After starting to take one I
I drew three and said You better draw
honest and Bradley dealt himself one
then hesitated a moment and then
I dealt himself another You should
have seen us skinning our hands I
could feel in the air that
there
I co was go
ing to be some tall betting whether we
bettered Our hands or not They nat
I urally sized me up for aces I had
1200 in and might as well stand the
raise They of course had three lit
tle ones each Reese bet l 51000 and I
thought and called Bradley played
always with a snap He saw the 1000
went back at Reese 2000 better Reese
saw the 2000 and bet 2000 more I
acted as if I hated to lay down ares
up and called simply Bradley aw the
2000 raised it S3000 I thought he
was going to bet 10000 think he was
but weakened That gave me assur
ance for the play I was figuring on
making Reese called the 53000 They
are just about showing down their
hands You see I sat between them
and had simply called each time when
I said Hold on Im in this I call that
3000 myself They earch had 530000
and 40000 on the table Reese laid
down three nines and the Englishman
laid down three tens and said I
know Baldwins hand He went in
with two each and got a full or four
aces Ill bet a case of wine hes got
three aces orbetter Well I showed
down two Jacks nothing more We
had the wine and that ended the game
There were five in a big pot once
when I tried to drive them all out
Campbell He stayed I had played
my hand high but all I had was aces
Up i drew one card I made up my
mind to bet 20000 without looking
which I did Campbell had a jack fuJI
on eights that unlucky hand He
called me and didnt go back Imagine
my surprise when I looked at my hand
and found I had drawn the third ace
After this play one of the party re
marked Lucky youre so lucky that
If youd draw to a shovel full of dirt
youd get a fruit farm or a placer
mine Ive frequently been told that
If I drew to a pair of reins I could
draw a racing stable and the truth
is I have always been lucky in the
drawNew York World
Not He
Philadelphia Bulletin See here
Weary this wont do Youll disgrace
our profesn if y keep on
Me I guess not What y givin
us
Aint you been aworkin
Nan Dont ketch me
Then what did that woman meant
She said when yous talkin to her bout
yr wife and children you wore a la
uored expression
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escrs on toast Adam and Eve on a
raft yelled the waiter The guest
changed his order I think Ill have
tho e eggs scrambled he said Wreck
em bawled the waiter
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Cleveland Leader Little Winie Fa
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Pa Cwho has just been elected a mem
ber of the Seaside Yacht clubAn an
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