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pelas Baltic provinces arc at the
at limo busily engaged In mak
a story so that tho following facts
lo of Interest Esthonln Ktir
and Livonia are the districts
i pally Involved In nil three the
kcrocy Is Gcrmnn In language and
but composes only a small part i
population In Esthonla the vast
ty of the Inhabitants are Esths
dta nlsh people pf UraloAltalc
r t Livonia and Kurlntul are In
l Id chiefly by the Letts closely
lI Ij to the Lithuanians The Rns
t S constitute but a small fraction
cco Inhabitants of the district In
0 tilrtecnth century the lJ athen
s dwelling on the shores of the
E were subjugated by the Knights
Hearers and Teutonic knights
Introduced the German clvlllza
WIth the Lithuanians the Letts
Ituto n separate division of tho
b or IndoEuropean family Tho
t UBslans belonged to tho Lotto
anlan stock
cso LottoLithuanians are phys
well built Tho face Is mostly
ated the features fine Tho
fair hair blue eyes and delicate
distinguish them from the Poles
Russians Their dress Is usually
fin comparison with that of the
Poles and feraylsh colors predornluat
in it Their language has great simi
larity to the Sanskrit The popular
poetry of both the Letts and Llth
uaulnans Is rich In both idyllic and
lyric songs Imbued with the tenderest
love and melancholy and a most po I
etical feeling for nature and are re
markable for their absolute chastity
Tho national character Is fully ex
pressed In themnot warlike at all
but melancholy nnt sociable In tho
Lettish song there Is an added char
acteristic tho hatred which the peo
ple feel toward the German landhold
Despite the fact that the people are
either Lutherans or Roman or Greek
Catholics the names of tho old pagan
divinities very numerous In their for
mer mythology are continually men
tioned In songs and also In common
speech The forests of Livonia and
Kurland have played an Important
part In their history Their chief
priest worshiped In the forests the
people brought their offerings to their
divinities at the foot qf mighty oaks
and even during tho fourteenth cen
tury the zlncz an inextinguishable
fire was maintained To this day
traces of the worship of oak trees
may be seen
whisky bottle is filed away with
among the archives of tho Ha
n government as are also two of
nodding chicken feather helmet
a means formerly worn by King
kauu on state occasions The
1 is certainly a unIque docu
Es I for the archives but a written
patat meat across tho face of the label
jrs that it played an Important
Jin tho revolution of 1805 when
attempt was made to overthrow
republic yid restore tho queen to
throne N
bottle is an ordinary one with
I Iglng cork and Is about half full
liquid of which for some reason
nothcr no one in the capitol Is
ng to partake
TOSS the face Is the following
wt en with pen and Ink
n re treason of Gullck et nl Ex
p Filed this 21st day of January
4 J W Jones 1st Lieut Co D
H Recorder
Jter the death of Charles Carter
lamond Head who was killed by
lutlonlsts the government troops
were dispatched Bcrtclnmnns placo
and put on guard It was a strenuous
time One night when the guards
were being changed every hour so
that no sentry would have an oppor I
tunity of falling asleep tho officer In I
charge Is said to have sent for some
hot coffee This would aid in keeping
the soldiers awake The coffee came
Also a bottle of whisky was brought
along The officers said the men
could drink coffee but not whisky It
was suggested that whisky might bo
put in the coffee No It might make
them drowsy But It happened that
one of the soldiers drank some whis
ky He fell asleep half an hour after
ward and did not wake until the next
morning about daylight He was
shaken several times during the night
but ho was In a deep heavy slumber
and could not bo awakened
The bottle of whisky was kept In
the camp The contents are and prob
ably will remain untouched for thero
seems to be a general Impression about
that the contents were and may bo
still dopedHololulu Commercial
any a man has tried to justify mils
re on the ground that ho was
jnod by the cards which fate dealt
that he must pick thorn up and
y the game and that no effort
Jhalfovcr great on his part could mars
s + hloyer change the result says a
r leI in Success But my young
fit ml the fate that deals your cards
Ii tho main your own resolution
T r result of the game does not rest
ylth fate or destiny but with you
IT < 55 t will take tho trick if you havo
th + superior energy ability and deter
nShSatlon requisite to take It You
Ipdo the power within yourself to
sngo the value of tho cards which
say fato has dealt you The game
d ends upon your training upon the
yon are disciplined to seize and
your opportunities and upon your
llty to put grit in the place of su
1i ior advantages
Just because circumstances do
netimes give clients to lawyers and
p lents to physicians put common
foe clergymen In uncommon pulpits
placo tho sons of the rich at the
id of great corporations even when
they have only average ability and
scarcely any experience while poor
youths with greater ability and more
experience often have to fight their
way for years to obtain ordinary sit
nations are yon justified in starting
out without a chart or In leaving a
place for luck In your program What
would you think of tho captain of a
great liner who would start out to
sea without any port in view and trust
to luck to land his precious cargo
Did you ever know of a strong
young man making out his life pro
gram and depending upon chance to
carry out any part of It Men who
depend upon luck do not think It
worth while to make a thorough prep
aration for success They are not
willing to pay the regular price for it
They are looking for bargains They
aro hunting for short cuts to success
Power gravitates to the man who
knows how Luck Is the tide noth
ing more Tho strong man rows with
It If It makes toward his port he
rows against it if it flows the other
no of the greatest of living jock
has a most remarkable collection
Unites from admirers unknown
otherwise It contains among
q her strange things pawn tickets
Wls and summonses contributed by
uccessful backers of his mounts
swans of all kinds to bring him
pk In his races sermons and tracts
his spiritual welfare recipes for
kinds of ailments from coughs to
tendency to corpulence forms for In
U1lng against accidents offers of
Ijirrlago accompanied by bundles of
II > otographs of wouldbo wives welsh
lire tickets and a pair of wornout
ois with tho legend All that is
It of them after walking from
t > rk to London backed all your
few years ago after his horse had
ft an Important race a wellknown
rfman went up to the jockey and
Jdo him a formal and public pres on
t Ion of a silver snuffbox saying
t It if he wouldlook insldo ho would
iwMO the kind of horse he ought to ride
If I future Tho Jockey opened tho
box and found In It half a dozen fat
snails It was the same satirical own
er who on another occasion presented
his Jockey with a sumptuous casket
which on being opened disclosed a
wooden spoon and to a third Jockey
who had failed to win an important
race ho handed a pair of crutches
bought from a beggar on the course
When John Singleton a clover Jock
ey of nearly two centuries ago first
won a race In Yorkshire the farmer
whose horso he had ridden to victory
was so delighted with his achievement
that he made him a present of n ewe
whose offspring soon mustered a
round dozen and really started the ex
shepherd lad on his career as a jock
ey Singleton was very proud of and < J
grateful for his singular fee
In this respect he furnished a great
contrast to a wellknown Jockey who
when a check for 1500 was handed
to him by the owner of a horse on
which he had won a race crumpled It
up contemptuously with the remark
that he had often received more for
riding a 2yearold
boy we had bolongln us an orb but
ho was gay
wo d sooner hear him slncln than
wed hear tho birds In May
r a bullfinch waR a fool to him an all
ye had to do
bly name the song ye wanted anhe d
> sing It for ye through
lid his Up now thero an his Look
about nn thry for It
faith ho had llui quurest songs of any
> e could find
apples In the Corn too an Mollle
U never cry for III
The pretty girl I courted on
Theres trouble In the wind
she It detudherm ye 11 hear the peo
pie say
The more they be cleludhvrcd then the
3 better Is thelr caso
would sooner miss my dhrlnk than
never hear a addle play
And since HuRhle up nn left us this
has been another place
Arrah Como hack lad on well love
you when you sing for us
Sure woio gettln oulder an yell may
bo come too late
Sing Girl Dear an Tho Bees nmone
tho Ling for us
Still Id shake u foot to hear The Pig
eon on tho Gate
Oh Hughie had tho music but there
come on him a change
lie should ha stayed the boy he was
an never grow u man
I seen the shadow on hU face before his
time to range
An I knew he sung for sorrow as a
winter robin can
Dut thats not the waloh Id feel my
heart grow light again
Ilughlc It Id hear you at the Pleas
ant Summer Jtnln
Ould sweet tunes sum my wropg mid
all come right again
Llstenln for an hour Id forget the
feel o pain
Malta ONeill In the January McClure
4iLr i
I I Late News by Wire I
Tho players of tho Uulverslty of
Pennsylvania won tho seventh annual
tournament of tho triangular college
chess league scoring five games won
to 43 for Drown and 2 ½ for Cornell
The annual tournament of tho In
door Ulllo League of the United States
will bo held in Grand Rapids Mich
l February 12 to 17 The date has Just
been announced by tho executltve ofll
At Montreal December 29 Frank
GotcJi defeated Dellvuk tho Austrian
wrestler In two straight falls Graeco
Roman lIe took tho first fall in one I
hour and tho second In twentysix
Homcry winner of tho Vanderbilt
cup race driving an eight cylinder 200
horse power automobile covered a kil
ometer five elghths of a mile at
Paris France In 20 35 This breaks
the worlds record
At the Racquet and Tennis Club of
New York Peter Latham tho worlds
champion at court tennis and Al
White a local professional defeated
George Standing and J White both
local professionals The score C2
4G C0 75
The New Zealand football team fin
ished Its tour of Great Britain Decem
ber 30 by defeating Swansea by a
score of 4 to 3 This was the visitors
thirtysecond game Tho total number
of points Is New Zealand 840 and the
United Kingdom 39
James Vaughan former half back
at Dartmouth Is being urged to accept
tho position of coach for next season
for tho University of Cincinnati foot
ball eleven Jimmy Vnughan Is now
a professor of mathematics at Lake
Forest university Lake Forest 111
Louis S Ross who won the Dewar
cup for the International straightaway
one mile automobile championship
during the Ormond races last January
has reconsidered his determination to
defend the trophy He will not be a
competitor In the beach races next
J C OBrien chairman of the regls
I i
li I l i
0 4
f I
j I
tratlon committee of tho Western A
A U announced that he will resign
the position as soon as his successor
is appointed He stated as his reason
that business demands made It neces
sary for him to sever his connection
with tho organization
Although Barney Oldfield experi
enced several I early defeats he again
won the track championship of the
American Automobile association for
the year 1905 Oldfield has received
the prize emblematic of the cham
pionship a valuable gold medal lie
ended the season with a total of 20
points just twice the number earned
by his nearest rival Chevrolet
An International professional rac
quet match In which George Stand
ing the American champion and Ed
ward Rogers defeated Peter Latham
tho English champion and David
Gardner attracted a large gathering
of players Tho four handed contest
consisted of six games four of which
were won by Standing and Rogers
Latham and Gardner winning tho sec
ond and third
Word was received In New York
last week of the death of Edward
DampIer Brlckwood a famous English
oatsman Mr Brlckwood was 08 years
old In 18C1 ho was the winner of the
Wingfield sculls and later he won tho
diamond sculls twice When ho aban
doned active competition Mr Brick
wood devoted his time to coaching
and ho wan recognized as one of the
best coaches and authorities row
ing In England
I I Boxing J I
Jack Dougherty of Milwaukee has
Issued a challenge to fight any welter
weight Ills manager has posted a
substantial forfeit
Mike Schreck of Cincinnati and
John Wile of Chicago matched to
kittle twcutyflvo rounds at Colma an
tho first Friday In February
Jack OBrien who recently defeat
ed Robert Fltzslmmons has authoriz
ed the Issuance of a challenge to
James J Jeffries tho retired heavy
weight Any terms that Jeffries may
demand ho says vlll bo accepted
The biggest boxing event of the
year In England took place December
2C at the National Sporting club
when J Palmer successfully defended
the heavyweight championship of
England by Knocking out Geoffrey I
Thorn In tho fourth round The
match waD for GOO n side and a
purso of 750
Tom Sharkey representing Georgo
Gardner the Lowell Mass scrapper
has issued a challenge to Philadel
phia Jack OBrien to fight any num
ber of rounds at from 1G8 pounds up
for n side bet of 5000 Gardner Is
ready to fight OBrien at any time or
place and will let the conqueror of
Bob Fltzslmmons name the condi
tions of the battle If OBrien will
not fight fifteen twenty or twenty
five rounds or to a finish Gardner
will meet him In a six round bout In
Philadelphia tho sldo bet of course
not going on a battle of such short
duration Sharkey will post tho
5000 sldo bet as soon as OBrien
says tho word
I Baseball I
The candidates for Harvards team
will bo called on January 9 the ear
liest In the history of tho college
There will be no professional coach
for the pitching department
John J McCIoskcy of Loulsvlllo
has been signed as manager of the St
Louts National League club the an
nouncement being made In a telegram
received from Stanley Robison who
is in Cleveland
It has been decided that tho Har
vard baseball team will not have pro
fessional coaches for its pitchers next
spring A graduate system will pre
vail Jack Chesbro and Cy Young
have done this work for years
Earl Zook a promising Indiana
pitcher who has been playing with
tho southern leagues for some sea
sons has received three offers for
next season He will accept one of
them probably with a Texas league
The Now York Nationals have sign
ed a new catcher M W Fitzgerald
Is his name Ho played last year
with tho outlaw leaguo at Sharon
Pa Ho weighs 185 pounds and is
said to be a good thrower and Nike j I
Jack Dolan formerly with tho Chi
cago St Louis and Washington Ni
tlonal league teams and last year
with tho Youngstown team of the PlO
teethe league probably will manage
tho Akron team of the same league
next season
Amos Rude formerly a famous
pitcher for the New York National
league baseball team but who Is now
employed In Indiana denies that ho
Is going to reenter baseball as has
been widely reported Ho says ho
has asked for no place and has no I
Intention of ever playing again
Catcher Fritz who was with Shreve i
port last season has gone to Pregreso
Mexico with a team of ball players
from Mobile There will be a league
of ball clubs In Yucatan this winter
and Fritz has the handling of one of
these clubs There willbo a number
of Southern League players In the
list and they will remain In tho trop
Ics until spring
Frank Bonner the famous baseball
pluyer died In n hospital in Kansas
City of blood poisoning Bonner was
41 years old Ho had been a profes
sIonal baseball player for twenty
years and played with the old Balti
more Orioles when that team won the
pennant three years In succession Ho
played for Louisville before being
transferred to Kansas City and Ins
° season was considered ono of tho boa
second basemen in the American 0s
t 7
tit YL i lS 1111 A r r y
American League Notes
Tho St Louis club has transferred
Third Baseman Charley Starr to St
Umpire Silk OLoughlln thinks
Cy Young about the best pitcher to
tmplre for
Tho Washington club has completed
the deal with tho Portland club for
Outfielder Larry Schalley
It Is reported that Boston has cut
Mneens salary and that he will refuse
to sign at tho terms offered
Tho Washington club declared a dlv
do ml this year It Is the first In tho
history of baseball In Washington
Manager Collins of Boston will
have n halfInterest with Burkett in
the proposed Worcester Now England
League club
John Powell tho Browns big pitch
er has been engaged to conch tho
ball team of tho Christian Brothers
college of St Louis
Pete OBrien St Pauls shortstop
for two years past Is being boosted
clear across tho page In St Louis Ho
Is to have a trial with McAleers team
Pitcher Newton of tho Highlanders
Is shipping clerIc In an express office
at Indianapolis He declares ho will
bo all right to pitch good ball next
Washington will again train at I
Charlottcsvllle on the ground of tho I
University of Virginia where the
team got In such fine shape last
President Comlskdy has had tho
field at South Side park raised and
rcsodded The White Sox will prob
ably do their spring training at New
Since the national commission de
cided that Doc Hlldebrand belongs
to tho Washington club If ho wished
to play professional baseball ho has
been considering the flattering offer
of that club
Tho Boston club will bo unable to
put through tho deal by which Grim
shaw was traded to Minneapolis as
the American league clubs have not
waived claim to tho player and they
will not do so
National League News
Plttsburg has asked for waivers
on Peltz This Is a surprise
I Hanlon declares neither Harper nor
Chech will leave thoClnclnnatls
It has been settled that tho Clncin
natl team is to train at Marlin Springs
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Substitute Player of the New York N L Club
The Boston club has released Pitch
er Harry Olmstead outright to Louis
Col Dreyfuss has adeal on for an
other pitcher and when completed will
stand pat on Premiers for 1900
According to Patsy Donovan Nip
Cuppy had the pit ball many years
ago but never divulged Its secret
Fred Clarke who has a farm of
about 1000 acres near WInfield Kan
1s negotiating for an adjoining farm
Pitcher Jack Harper pictured t
months ago as being all done as far
as Cincinnati goes Is to bo retained
by Ned Hanlon
Ned Hanlon has decided to give
Third Baseman John Lobert a trial
and has arranged for his release from
The National commission has de
sided that tho St Louis clubs draft
of Catcher Mike Slattery from Milwau
kee Is valid
Before completing the single Willis
deal tho Pfttsiburg club offered Boston
eight players for Willis Moran and
one other player
Tho Indian pitcher Charles Roy
who promised to sign with Cincinnati
has now decided to remain at tho Car
lisle Indian School two more years
President Charley Murphy has not
been handed many bouquets in Chi
cago for making tho trade by which
Sheckard becomes a member of tho
Hans Wagner looks for good work
from P illlppl next season as ho Is
steadily gaining In weight being now
185 pounds as against 170 pounds hst
I The Plttsburg club has asked the
other National League clubs to waive
claim to fourteen players Including
Pitcher Flaherty who refused to go to
Brook ns now manager Patsy A
Donovan last week went to Scranton
Pa and Induced Pitcher M J ONeil + f
lately purchased from St Louis to A
sign n Brooklyn contract
Tho Cincinnati club has It Is re
ported decided not to experiment fur
ther with Pitcher Vowlnklo of Utica
Pitcher Van Anda of Canton and
Pitcher Johns of Dayton <
Since tho close of the season Chi N d
cago has disposed of sOon players
namely Jake Wolmer John ONoll +
Frank Pfelffer Billy Maloney Jack
McCarthy Jimmy Casey and Bert Ili
Briggs t
The Roblsons admit that they arc
considering Arthur Irwin for tho posi
tion of manager of tho St Louis Na
tionals but that they have not yet din
sided whom they will placo In charge
of tho team t jJJ
From Cincinnati comes a report that
President Hurrnmnn has decided to
transfer Charley Carr recently so b
cured from Cleveland to Brooklyn
and let Kelley 1 and Barry fight It out
for Cincinnatis first base
Tho Philadelphia Telegraph states i
that Pitcher Willis some time ago
signed a contract for 1900 with Iho
Altoona club of tho TrIStato League
furthermore that the Altoona club
backed by the TrtStato League will
seek to enforce the contract in tho >
Southern Sayings
Pitcher Brcltensteln was the first
New Orleans player to resign for next
Pitcher Loucks of Macon has asked
for n placo on the Atlanta team as
ho Is a noureservcd player
Pitcher J Clark of the San Antonio
club of the Texas League has been
drafted by the Memphis club
George Wilson a wellknown player
with Atlanta In 1904 and New Orleans >
In 1905 died at 1911 Bremen avenue
St Louis on Dec 17
Tho Atlanta climb Is trying to secure t
Charlie DeArmond from Little Rock
It looks as though the clever infielder
again Is making his way toward fast
t 1
Shreveport last season had a
youngster named Abstoln for utility
player who is considered a corker
Ho is young and gawky at present a
but fast as a deer and a natural hitter
Tho Memphis Baseball Association
leased Red Elm Park for another soy
on years As the present lease runs
another year there will bo no change i
until 1914
So many faults were found last sea 4
son In regard to gate receipts that the
league has decided to hare traveling I
auditors This will bo a good plan
and should be the means of keeping J
down hard feeling
Manager Smith of Atlanta has
signed a Kitty League catcher named
Kottlor Ho has also tendered a con
tract to Pitcher Baxter Sparks Of tho H
Cotton States League who refused to
report last season I
Manager Billy Smiths latest addi i
tions to the Atlanta team aro Third
Baseman Hoffman of the Jackson I
Miss team Outfielder Curtis of
I Springfield Outfielder Stinson of Ma
con and Pitcher Childs of Charleston l +
Charles Babb the new manager of
the Memphis team Is busy trying to
sign now matorlal for the 1906 club
A new first baseman two new pitch i
ers two now outfielders and an In J
fielder with probably a now back
stop is tho sum total of changes
looked for In the Memphis lineup
Charles Babb of Memphis will be
ono of tho few playing managers In
the league next season us Gllks of
Shreveport Vaughan of Birmingham
Finn of Nashville and Frank of New
Orleans will not engage In cham
pionship tussles unleiH absolute nec y > a
essity requires on the part of all but
Sam Dungan says he Is through
with the national gamp He is pretty
well along In years but could stand f
the gait for several sense ions
tho minors Dungan has sn nioUkb 41
I money from his salary to b f I
to live oujfort fir the paldnee pi
his yb H tiU JiMlda hun I nt I +
at Los Allb

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