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was a little dirty money in it, have had the
management of affairs. They have had two
chances to foul their own nests, and they
have accepted them. The legitimate profits of
the Corbett-Sharkey tness were enormous, but
they were not sufficient. The temptation to
cheat a party of strangers was too great. They
loathed the idea of letting that $10,000 purse
get out of the State, and, worse than that, the
thought of giving Grannan and other big bet
tors from the Ea.it an honest ruu for their
money could not be entertained for a moment.
With them a crooked dollar iv hand is worth
five straight dollars in prospect. Well, they
now have the crooked dollar, and much good
may it do them.
"I have a passing acquaintance with Wyatt
Earp, the man who refereed the fight, and
sDeaks so toplofticatly about his honor in the
dispatch which follows this. I never dreemt |
of him in connection with refereeing a fist
fight upon which a championship possibly
depended, altnough he might be qualified to
adjudicate upon the fine points arising in a
bowie-knife duel. He comes of a family who
kill and was until he got civilization, so to
speak, by the San Francisco route, a more or
less picturesque border character, with a
reputation of a killer. He gunned his way
into notoriety in Indian Territory and Arizona
bjfore he went to San Francisco with a halo ol
blue smoke about his head. With all its
boasted progress San Francisco worships a gun
tighter as devotedly now as it did in '49. If
Earp has the reputation for squareness that he
boasts about I presume he acquired it in the
same way Alkali Ikes and Rattlesnake Jims
acquired theirs — by boring holes in persons
who had made assertions to the contrary. If
one man accuses another of being h horse
thief the accuser may fully vindicate htmsell
and Etand before the world as an honest man
by simply blowing the brains out of his
accuser according to the ethics of the society
in which Wyatt Earp has mingled. We look at
thiugrs differently on this side of the divide.
Here we do not necessarily hold a man guilt
less of horse-stealing because he has killed his
man. Earp is regarded as a 'square man' in
San Francisco because he has several notches
on his stick and is still quick on the draw.
"His knowledge of boxing must be limited.
In his heart he must despise a man who de
per.ds upon nature's weapons to "defend him
self. He has the reputation of being game, but
the chances are that if you unstrapped the
stock of blue hardware from his hips 'One
eyed' Connolly could make him jump out of a
TWO VIEWS OF WYATT EARP
FROM MR. HEARST'S NEWSPAPERS
The Kind of Man Whom Long Green Andy Lawrence of the
Examiner Thought Good Enough to Referee the
Wyatt Earp must now be 45 years old. He is grim, game and deadly. He
n»ver took water. But he doesn't kill as he used to. Age has cooled his blood,
many wounds have brought caution. Moreover, the communities he honors witn
his presence won't siand those gayeties which marked Wyatt Earp's earlier
career. And Wyatt has grown to like a quiet life. As a result, he has not taken a
scalp for year 3.
His business just now should be that of a blackleg gambler — crooked as a
dog's hind le,;. If there are any honest hairs in his Head they have grown since
he left Arizona. He is exactly the sort of man to referee a prize-fight if a steal is
meditated and a job put up to make the wrong man win. Wyatt Earp has all of
the nerve and dishonesty needed to turn the triqk. The mere name of Wyatt
Earp as refeiee shows that Fitzsinimons was against a hard game. — Alfred
Lewis in Mr. Hearst's New York Journal.
[Of Lewis the San Francisco Examiner of July 5 says under the head, Alfred
H. Lewis, Who Knows All Mcx:
'Wideawake and breezy, yet keen and cutting as any modern Junius', are the com
ments of Alfred Henry Lpwis. Iv the course of long service as correspondent be came to
know men as few men know them, and he has all the faculties necessary to make good
uae of the knowledge for the instruction of others."]
BOTH DEAD, AND BY
THE DAUGHTER'S HAND
[ Continued from First Page. J
sense that her mother was. She was
practical in all things, and attended to
the practical side of their lives. Her be
liefs, however, were the same as her
A LOVER OF INGERSOLL.
The Dead Girl Read Her Relative's
Those Jwho knew Miss Harriet Cooper
best say she was not a religious woman in
the sense that her mother was. The
mother was a cousin of Coionel Robert G.
Ingersoll, whose works were read by the
daughter. One of the books she was fond
of was "Is Suicide a SinT" passages from
which, it is said, made a deep impression
on her mind.
The book is a somewhat morbid plea for
suicide in certain cases. The following
pa-sages from the work probably appealed
to the girl :
In the room of the busy world the cry of the
despondent Is not heard. Death becomes his
only friend. Death promises release from
want, ironi hunger and pain, and so tne poor
wretch lays down his burden, dashes it from
his shoulders and falls asleep. To tne this all
seems very natural. Tne wonder is that so
many endure and suffer to the natural end;
thiit so many nurse the spark of Hie in hut*
and prisons, keep it and gu>>.r<l it through
years oi misery and want, support it by beg
gary, by eating the crust found in the gutter,
and to whom it only gives days ot weariness
and nights of fear and dread; why should the
man, sitting amid the wreck of all he had, the
loved ones dead, friends lost, seek to lengthen,
to preserve his life? What can the iuture have
Under many circumstances a maji has a
right to kill himseli. When life is of no value
to him, when he cun be ot no real assistance
to others, why should a man oontinue? When
he is of no benefit, when he ts a burden to
those he loves, why should he remain ?
In many passages of the fatuous work
of Insersoll such expressions as these
occur; "A little morphine would eive the
sufferer sleep — the agony would be forgot
ten and he would pass unconsciously from
happy dreams to painless death."
HER DAUGHTER'S MIND.
Two Weeks A«o Mrs. Cooper Said
It Was Sound.
The rumor that Miss Hattie Cooper had
gone insane was first circulated about the
time that Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper wrote
from a sanitarium at St. Helena to the
ladies in charge of the suffrace campaign,
statins that in consequence of her daugh
ter's state of health she was unable to be
present in San Francisco during the elec
tion. By the time, about two weeks ago,
that the mother and daughter returned to
what Mrs. Cooper loved to call her "vine
embowered home on Vallejo street" the
rumor of Miss Cooper't unfortunate con
dition bad gained such widespread cred
ence among Mrs. Cooper's friends that she
was asked by a representative of The Call
whether Miss Cooper's state of heaith was
so serious as it was reported 10 be.
The great kindergartener was in her
library adjoining her daughter's room at
the time. She looked pule and worn out,
as if from overmuch watchintr, but she
was continuing ncr correspondence as
"My daughter's mind has never suffered
in ihe least during her illness," said Mrs.
Cooper, who seemed pained and intensely
surprised that there :■ hould be any ques
tion of Miss Cooper's nervous prostration
having affected her mentally. "Hattie
has been working very hard," continued
Mr-. Cooper. 'Not only has she had
her own kindergarten work to attend to,
but she has done a great deal of work in
connection with the suffrage campaign.
She toured part of the State with Miss
Anna B. Shaw, and undertook the ardu
ous trip to Eureka, but as for her mind
being affected that is absurd. She is
ready and anxious to continue her kinder:
The following is from a gentleman in
terested in sporting matters:
To the Sporting Editor of The Call : Pugilistic
ally speaking the evidence regarding the Fitz-
Eim-mons-Sharkey fiasco is becoming decidedly
pointed and interesting, but it may be as well
to suspend judgment lor a while, as, although
lots of us know Sharkey only by repuiation,
yet we consider him too brave a man to stoop
to anything so low as becoming one of a band
of vile conspirators to defraud beforehand a
manly opponent of the laurels of victory and
reward of his skill. Still, if there has been
anything really 'crooked," it is to be hoped,
in the interests of decency and fair play, mat
it be sifted to the botiom and the guilty, who
ever they be, held up to the contempt of every
decent admirer of boxing, even though the re
sult wipe the manly art off this City's list of
sporting attractions completely and forever.
The writer's opportunities lor observing this
contest were as good perhaps as those of any
one, his seat being selected immediately they
were placed on sale and the one chosen being
a gallery "reserve," directly over the ring.
Both men were watched as closely as one
pair of perfect eyes could do so; and although
personally desiring to see Sharkey win, there
were two distinct occasions during that mem
orable contest when every snred of hope on
that score was entire; y abandoned; and then 1
when the eventful eighth occurred, and Fitr
simmons stalked over toward the clock, and
directly faciDg the writer, with his long arms
dangling at his sides and wearing that "what
did-I-tell-you" smile of iiis, I mentally ejacu
lated, "Yes, you got him, didn't you," anal
am positive Fiiz felt he had won. But then,
when the knowledge dawned upon him that
he had lost on a foul, the transformation scene
that swept over the Australian's face was pos
itively painful to a conscientious onlooker to
witness; and 1 telt convinced, then and there,
that if Fitzsimmons had fouled Sharkey, It
was so far unintentional that he (Fitz) was
una'wareof it. I certainly detected none, but
it doesn't follow there wasn't any.
Apropos of Sharkey's idea published so
prominently in one of the yesterday morning
papers, that Fitz would be comparatively easy
game for Corbett, Sharkey surely must have
been joking, there beiu* little real doubt but
that after Fltz's disposal of Sharkey the other
evening-, he was stiil in a condition to have
given Pompadour Jim the fight of bis life,
without any interlude or intermission what
ever before proceeding about it. J. G. B.
San Francisco, December 10, 1896.
garten work as soon as she is stronger.
Her chief trouble is insomnia, which tires
her, but has never affected her mind."
In order to show how sane her daughter
was Mrs. Cooper led the way to Hattie's
room. The invalid was lying 04 her bed,
propped up with pillows, but she seemed
bright and cheerful and conversed readily
about her regret at not being in town dur
ing the election. Durinjj the course of con
versation Mrs. Cooper showed a letter
which she had recently received from St.
Louis, from a lady signing herself Bessie
L. Robinson. "She refers to a lecture 1
gave two years ago in St. Louis, and asks
for some of the statistics I gave then about
Kindergarten work," said Mrs. Cooper, and
she added : "It is always sue 1 a pleasure
to receive these letters, snowing the in
terest that people feel in the work. If you
think that this one will be ot any use for
publication 1 will lend it to you."
"Mother, before letting it go see that
you have the right address, because it
must be arswered and the reporter might
forget to return it," said Miss Hattie
Cooper in such a thoroughly practical and
matter-of-faci way that it was difficult to
imagine that she had any mental afflic
"You see," said Mrs. Cooper, after leav
ing her daughter's room, "how utterly
baseless is any rumor that Hattie is in
sane. She is not strong enough to see
visitors, but I let you see her because I
was anxious to show that she is as sane as
any of us. Hattie is simply run down
with overwork, but I hope and pray she
will soon be strong and well again, and in
the meantime I do not consider it my
duty to take uny part in public life while
my child needs nursing at home; but
Hattie is as sane as I am."
THE SHADOW OF DOOM.
Mrs. Cooper's Last Kind Thought of
a Sister's Need.
A tender little story cam? to me to-day
that told of the kind heart of the woman
that passed away leaving no word or line
to tell the story of her death. Her sudden
departure has been a great snock to those
wno knew and loved her, It has been a
greater one, perhaps, to those who have
been benefited by the kind and charitable
deeds that have identified her throughout
her bu'-y life.
Three weens ago a young girl who was
greatly iv need of help went to Mrs. Coop
er's home on Vallejo street and asked to
see her. She came down to the parlor
where the girl was waiting. The motherly
face, framed in gray hair, touched the
homesick heart of the girl and she con
tided to Mrs. Cooper her whole story. She
told of her long weeks of hopeless seeking
for work and oi the many discouraging
failures, of wanl and of longing for home.
"What can I do for you, dear?" asked
Mrs. Cooper kindly.
"I want work, Mrs. Cooper," answered
"What can you do?"
"Well," said the girl, "I have never
gone out to .-ervice; I shouldn't like to do
that; but I though c you might hear of
some one who would like a companion. I
have been so discouraged that I have even
thought of suicide."
Mrs. Cooper walked over and sat down
beside the girl and took her hands. "Not
that, not that," she said. "You must not.
give up. When once we give up, you
Know, then all is lost. You must try to
be brave. A young woman has a bar i
time of it alone in the City.''
For an hour they chatted, in the dusk
of tbe evening, the young woman A'ho
had thought of suicide and the older one
who had infinite pity for her. Mrs.
Cooper explained during their conversa
tion that her daughter's health would not
permit of her leaving her for any length
of time, but she agreed to do all that lay
in her power for the girl. She took the
girl's card and wrote a few explanatory
words below tbe name.
Then the girl left, followed by the mem
ory of a sweet, kind face. Two weeks
passed and the girl alone and without
work had begun to despair of ever hear
ing from Mrs. Cooper, when one day she
received a note. "My dear girl," it ran,
"I have found a place for you. I am
afraid that you have feit forgotten, but I
have been very busy. Will you call?"
Buoyed up again by nope the girl went
yesterday morning to Mrs. Cooper's home.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1896.
It was only then that she heard of the
When a prominent person dies little
episodes or reminiscences connected with
his or her life that never otherwise would
receive attention are brought to light.
This story told me by the girl herself
seems worthy of commemoration.
"The evil that men do lives after them;
the good is often interred with their
bones," says Shakespeare, but it does not
always follow. Mac Gates.
THE FATHER'S DEATH.
Halsey F. Cooper* Tragic Suicide
Ascribed to Impulsive Insanity.
The suicide of Halsey F. Cooper, hus
band of Sarah B. Cooper, which occurred!
on December 6, 1885, in its incidents sug
gests strongly the same condition of mind
which must have been tbe unhappy heir
loom of his daughter during the months
that she sought the life of herself and her
mother. In the case of the father, how
ever, there were well-defined reasons for
his discontent and discouragement.
Mr. Cooper bad for a great many years
been Deputy Surveyor of the Port— so
The Chamber in which Mrs* Sarah B. Cooper and Her Daughter Harriet Were Found Dead
long that he and bis family bad come to
look upon the situation as a settled source
of income for life. In 1884 came the
change in administration and soon after
Cleveland's inauguration Cooper was let
He was 58 years of age. All the years of
his maturity had been spent in public ser
vice and he felt that ho was unfitted for
anything else. To ndd to iiis embarrass
ment there was a 14000 mortgage upon his
property at 1902 Vallejo street. A flooded
sewer inflicted damage to his property
which demanded an immediate outlay of
cash and he had nothing with which to
meet the demand.
His friends, and they were many, per
ceiving the magnitude of his cures, de
cided to testify their appreciation of the
many exemplary qualities of himself and
wife, and commenced a subscription to
pay off tne mortgage. They were par
tially successful, but the relief came too
It was Sunday and the husband excused
his non-attendance at church by pleading
the prevalence of burglaries in the neigh
He escorted his wife and daughter to
the car ami himself returned to the
house. Wtien the ladies returned from
Sunday-School, whicn followed the morn
ing service, tney found Cooper appar
ently asleep on a sota. They strove to
wake him. He was dead.
Investigation showed he bad taken the
contents of a four-ounce bottle of carbolic
acid. He left a note to his wife and
daughter which was affectionate in the
extreme. He recounted their love, truth
and fidelity to i.im, but stated they would
be better off without him. "Softening of
the brain, old age creeping on and pauper
ism is more than lean endure," he wrote.
"Your lives, so useful and so noble,
should not be burdened by one who de
votedly loves you but who has failed to
THE "BAD MAN" REFEREE.
[Reproduced from the Hew York Herald.]
The subscription to lift the mortgage
was raised one week after. Mrs. Cooper
died in the same bouse which had been
the death scene of her husband.
Friends who remember Mr. Cooper well
say that his daughter was like him in
action, temperament and feature. At the
time of his death nothing was known of
his hereditary taint, but a Coroner's jury
brought in a verdict of "impulsive insan
ity." The softening of the brain to which
he referred was imaginary.
MRS. COOPER'S CAREER.
Known Everywhere as a Brave and
Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper was known
throughout the civilized world as a woman
of great energy and ambition in educa
tional and religious matters. She was
pre-eminently the mostdistinpuished Cali
fornia woman in the line of charitits and
the peculiar phases of educational work
embraced in kindergarten efforts. At
every woman's congress she was the most
honored of guests, being a woman of fine
address, wide culture ana admirable at
Her unfortunately afflicted daughter
was her constant companion and aman
uensis, and was almost as widely known
as the mother, whose death was the result
of her insanity.
Sarali B. Cooper was born in Cazenovia,
N. V., in 1834. bhe was given a good
education, anrt was trained in th* faith of
the Presbyterian church. After her mar
riage, which was at the age of 20, she went
to Tennessee witn herhusoand, Halsev F.
Cooper, where she was deeply interested
in the slavery question, and devoted a
great deal oi h»i energy to trying to ac
complish the abolition of the institution.
Her daughter. Hattie, was born at Mom
phis in 1856, and .was consequently 40 years
When Mrs. Cooper married Halsey Fen
nimore Cooper he was a professor in the
seminary of Cazenovia. They lived hap
pily until ten years ago, when he com
mitted suicide- while suffering from im
The following extracts from an account
of the dead woman's iife work was pre
pared by one who knew ncr well and was
intimately acquainted with her life-work:
Her energies were mainly devoted to kinder
garten work. The Pioneer Kindergarten in
this City was founded by her. Mrs. Leland
Stanford and other wealthy* women were ncr
patronesses Mid such wns their confidence In
her that she could always command their
finrtiic.ul aid when she hud a good work to
carry through. After the Pioneer Kindergar
ten had been established Mrs. Cooper founded
others. Six months ngo she staled that she
was an officer oi nineteen societies for the
prosecution of charitable work. Generally she
was the president, sometimes vice-president or
secretary, butulwaysshe was the moving spirit
of ihe undertaking whatever it was.
In this work Bhe was ably assisted by her
daughter, Harriet. Miss Cooper was her
mother's mainstay. She wa« beloved with an
undivided affection, which never failed to be
the subject oJ remark by all who observed the
two together. Miss Harriet was her mother's
secretary, her child, her companion and her
shadow. When the mother retired at night
the dn lighter retired also; when she arose
Miss Cooper arose.
The dey was passed together. Their devo
tion to each othpr was something more than
the love of the ordinary mother and daughter.
It was engrossing and imssionate.
It was especially tried when Mrs. Cooper
found herself face to face with a repugnant
duty in connection with her church. She was
a leading member of the First Congregational
Church, and one of the first of the congrega
tion to be made aware of the unworthlness of
the pastor, the Rev. Charles O. Brown. Peo
ple who regarded her as a mentor, told her of
the preacher's unritnoss to fill the pulpit, and
she conceived it to be her duty to act for the
right, whatever might ensue. When the great
church scandal broke out and the City was
rent with animosities growing out of the fight
of the factions, Mrs. Cooper took a firm stand
and remained steadfast to the last. She be
lieved Dr. Brown guilty, and not all the male
dictions, the threats and the malevolent gos
sip of liis partisans could prevent her from as
serting thai he was not worthy to guide the
flock of which he was the chosen leader.
In this controversy Miss Cooper was as
sailed, and her mother flew to her defense.
The assaults made upon the mother were
likewise warded off by the daughter. It was
a trying ordeal for them, but it told more on
the younger than the elder. Mrs. Cooper's
serene faith in tne justice of the divine mas
ter wax an armor oi steel against the slings
and arrows of her enemies. Miss Cooper,
though sharing her mother's pious nature,
was not proof against them. They wounded
her and had a perceptible effect on her subse
quent life. She became nervous, deeply irri
tated and despondent It is believed that she
had inherited from her tuther a suicidni ten
dency, for she often spoke of death and wished
Friends of the Coopers assert that they have
ever dreaded some such termination of their
lives as that whinn has shocked the City to
day. Mrs. Cooper was more content to live
out her allotted span of lite. She knew of her
daughter's desire tor death and deprecated it,
but she herself was always ready lor the end.
She held heiself amenable to the will of the
Creator, but she would not presume to hasten
her tubing of.
In their home life the Coopers were a re
markable couple. They had made themselves
one of the coziest and interesting domiciles to
be found anywhere. It was a charming spot
and reflected tbe character of its occupant!.
Mrs. Cooper and Colonel Robert G»
Ingersoll were cousins and warm personal
friends, in spite of their opposing religious
views. Colonel Ingersoll presented Mrs.
Cooper with a volume of his lectures a
few years ago, with the inscription: "To
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my own cousin, Sarah, of whom I will
say if all Christians were like her thie
book would never have been written."
Probably 120 kindergartens have grown
out of the Goiden Gate Kindergarten,
formed by Mrs. Cooper. To her more
than to any one person the people may be
thankful for that modification of the edu
cational system that makes it conform to
day to tbe teachings of the immortal
Mrs. Cooper's well-known Bible cla?s
was organized hi 1880, in the Calvary Pres
byterian Church. In five or six years it
became one of the famous institutions of
the City. Finally she " taught doctrines
that were challenged as heresy by Deacon
The trial was a noted one, and Mrs.
Cooper defended herself so ably as to
attract wide attention The church de
cided against her and she withdrew to the
First Congregational Church, where her
Bible class again became a great factor
and remained such until the outcome of
the famous trial of Key. C. O. Brown.
In the Brown trial Mrs. Cooper was an
At first a friend of Dr. Brown she be
came convinced he was wrong, and was
one of the urgent enemies who?e efforts
finally resulted in his downfall. It was to
Mrs. Cooper that Mrs. Stockton made the
confession that was so latal to Dr. Brown.
Mrs. Cooper was president of the
Woman's Congress, and was a leading
spirit in the Pacific Coast Woman's Press
Association. Her correspondence through
out the world was voluminous, and her
death will be felt as a public loss wherever
p ople cherish the name of those who
devote their lives to religion and educa
GRIEF IN LOS ANGELES.
Mrs. Cooper Highly Commended
for Her Noble Qualities.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 11.— Few
instances of death in this State can be
recalled in Los Angeles to-night which
have occasioned such universal expressions
of regret as that of the untimely taking
off of Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper.
This pure, Christian woman had scores
of dear and loyal friends in this city who
stood by her like a wall of adamant in her
late controversy with Rev. C. O. Brown.
Her friends are among this city's noblest
womanhood, all of whom are deeply
grieved over her death. Sue has been pro
nounced over and over again the noblest
of women and the most unselfish of phil
antrophists. Many of these friends knew of
the sad and melancholy state of Hattie
Cooper's mind and insist that Mrs. Cooper
never committed suicide.
The deceased is commended very highly
for her noble, generous womanhood, but
most of all for her indomitable courage in
taking a firm stand for right, honor, de
cency and the cause of Christianity against
her own pastor in the First Church scandal.
THE HAND OF FELLOWSHIP.
Exteuded to Dr. Ailhuin of the First
The new incumbent of the First Congre
gational Church, Rev. Dr. Adams, was ten
dered a highly flattering reception Thurs
day night by the representatives of almost
every religious denomination in San Fran
cisco. Di. H. L. Hallock of Mills College,
himself a Congregational divine, occupied
the chair, nnd the remaining seats upon
the platform were shared among the fol
lowing: Right Rev. Bishop Nichols, Dr. J.
Hemphiil of the Calvary Presbyterian
Church, Rev. W. W. Cnseo* Howard-street
Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Stebbins of
the Unitarian body. Dr. Boynton of the
Baptists, Dr. W. D.Williams of the Ply
mouth Congregational Church, and finally
the gentleman in whose honor the pro
ceedings were held, Rev. Dr. Adams.
The chairman later took occasion to ex
press regret, on behalf of himself, his col
leagues and the congregation, that illness
should have prevented Dr. Voorsanzer
from voicing the sentiment o> the Jewish
community, as had been anticipated.
The commodious interior of the church
was well filled when, at S o'clock. Dr. J.
H. Warren introduced Dr. Hallock as the
chairman of the evening. He spoice a few
words of welcome.
Right Rev. Bishop Nichols then ad
dressed the congregation on behalf of the
Dr. Hemphill extended a Presbyterian
welcome to the new pastor in a char
acteristically humorous address, and Rev.
Dr. Case spoke of the need of strong con
victions in a place like San Francisco, and
welcomed Dr. Adams as a man of that
caJibtr. Dr. Stebbins on behalf of »he
Unitarians responded in a thoughtful ana
philosophical speech to the invitation of
the chairman and invoked a blessing on
Dr. Adams' ministry.
Dr. Boynton, representing the Baptists,
described San Francisco as one of the
brightest missionary fields in the world,
and warmly welcomed Dr. Adams thereto,
and Dr. Williams of the Plymouth Con
gregational Ctiurcu spoKe for the Congre
Dr. Adams briefly acknowledged the
good fellowship of his brother pastors.
The balance of the evening's programme
was composed of choral and >010 selec
tions by the choir. The speeches all con
cluded, the congregation adjourned to the
lecture-room of the church, where an
hour was passed in social intercourse.
Dr. Adams' installation will take place
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Neckwear, Mufflers, Night Robes, Pajamas,
Gloves. Hats, Caps, etc.
For Home Comfort— House Coats, Gowns,
Lounging Robes, Bath Robes; also !
Traveling Rugs and Shawls. Direct
Importation— Most complete stock
west of the Rockies.
Call early, before Christmas rush depletes
Christmas shopping by mail a great suc-
cess at our store.
HIS NEW LARIAT.
A Cowboy Makes Thing*
Hum and Hies Him
BACK TO TEE PLAINS.
Four Months in San Francisco
Enough for Him — Why
Crossing on the broai-cauge ferry the
other day was a decidedly good-looking
cowboy, attired as they love to be, and
carrying a bran new lariat. Of that he
s-etned to be particularly proud. He han
dled it and fondled it ; he toy . d with it and
played with it; after gazing at it as a
mother would at her new-born babe he hit
his leg very viciously with it. The cowboy
was evidently in love with hU lariat, and
himself, too. Cowboys like to talk to "you
fellows," as they somewi.at irreverently
call the newspaper men, and this cattle
Kins in embryo was no exception to the
"Going? Where am I going? Back
home, I reckon. Look like it, don't 1?"
he replied to a leading question.
"Had a good time in the City?" came
"Bit different to when I was down !vwr
or hve years ago," was the laconic an»ve«.
"Whoopea it higher than ever beforejl
suppos?," ventured the inquirer.
"No; want to hear the story?"
. "Why, surely."
; "This is, I'll bet,"he began, "the first
time you run up against a jrame of this
sort. Yon see, when I came down in '91
I had a handsome roll — one of the largest
piles of greenbacks that left the prairies
that year, and I started in to do things up
in pretty lively shape. It took me about
six months to get about all I wanted, but
in that time I got a whole 'skinful.' I
starts off home one day, feeling as if I had
been run through several mills (home is the
prairie, it doesn't matter much where,
either) and after I found one or two of my
running mates, I started to herd ride again.
Bat just here is where th« tale begins.
That six months down here in^Frisco was
too much for me I guess, for I tumbled to
it that I had about lost my j:rip. Why,
any ordinary pony could 'make a monkey'
out of me, anil as for my 'riata.' I had
mighty little use for it. 'Twasn't so bad
at first, but inside of a year I was as good
as laid off, and all because/I was 'fading
away,' as they say."
"What ob earth is 'fading' away?"
asked his interviewer.
"Don't you know? — why, you feel that
you are too tired to live; that you don't
want to see any bands of cattle; you sweat
nights, and cold at that, too, and then
your face gets like a corpse that's been
dead for a week of Sundays. You can't
see your cattle, to say nothing about rop- ■
ing 'em. In fact you are 'no good.' . You
fellows— some ot you must get that way.
Well, I give up, ana off to Denver to see a
doctor. No good. Back 'home.' No good.
Off again to Cheyenne. No good. Then I
was broke, and all the time getting worse.
About seven months ago tie boys got to
reading something about some place in
Frisco, and . they . all . chips in ; stakes me
good to try it as a final show not to have
to 'cash in,' and I came down.". Then he
drew a big sigh of relief, and added as a
sort of "postscript,' "and I'm feeling bully
too. you bet."
"What did you do down here that ,
brought about this great change in yc^^g
for you are surely strong and well enou,^^^
now?'' was asked. \ T
"Nothing at all. That is, I did go up
to wheie they said I was to go — to t«e
Hudson Medical Institute, you know —
that great while building at the corner of
Stockton, Market and Ellis streets— and
when I told the doctors there just how I
was fixed I just let them run me. They
gave me what they all call the "Great Hud
yan" and told me how to take it and
when to take it, how to carry myself and
what to eat and drink and what time to
turn in. That's all I done. They looked
after the rest." • = , , ;
"But how aid you come to hear of that
great institute?" he was asked.
"Oh, I heard of it everywhere; but, you
see, some of the boys got hold of some of
the testimonials that they sent out about
♦his "Hudyan" and we wrote for more
and got 'em all free, and when we reads
what it does for others I try it. It cures
me too, don't it?'
It was evident that it had. And ■be was
off back for "home" again. . '." ; : ..': > ; -
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i On Mason Street,
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Monday and Tuesday,
Dec. 12, 14 and 15,
At 11 a. x, 2:30 and Bp. M. .
This Is Boghosran Bros.*
. -Collection for absolute
sale. 45 Bales of the finest
Rug's ever offered to the
FRAiR W. BITT£PiFIELD,
Auctioneer for A. M. speck <fc Co., •
602 Market street.
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