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THE RICHMOND FAMJUDIUH AJfD ryCW-TELEGBAM, SATURDAY. AUGUST 10, 1912.
DILLON TO ARRIVE
III CITY JOMORROW
Middleweight Champion Will
Attend the Ball Game
in .This City.
INDIANAPOLI3, Ind., August. 10
Jack Dillon the Hoosier Hurricane,
'who Is to meet Bill .Donavan of Buffa
lo in a ten round contest at Richmond
Monday night was today signed up to
meet Willie Lewis ofNew York for a
ten round bout to be staged in New
York on Labor Day. Dillon and Lewis
are to fight before the St. Nicholas
A. C, and Dillon is to receive a guar
antee of 1,000 with a privilege of a
percentage of the gate ?-receipts. Dil
lon is a great favorite , with Gotham
fans, having held Frank Klaus the
Pittsburg beareat to a10 round draw
'there several months ago.
Dillon boxed fourteen hard roinds
with his sparring partners besides' go
.ing through other routine of training
in preparation for his contest with
Donavan. Jlimmy WattB went four
rounds with Jack; Tomy Dillon went
the same number and Eddie Webber
took Dillon on for six rounds. Nearly
two hundred women fashionably dress
ed witnessed the boxers in action at
the Riverside training quarters yes
terday afternoon. Difton stepped on
the scales after his strenuous train
ing was done and announced his
weight at 159 pounds which means
that Jack has just one pound to re
duce for his bout with Donavan as the
stipulated weight figure for his match
with Donavan is 158 pounds at 3
o'clock weighing in time day of con
test. Dillon will leave for" Richmond
Sunday morning with his trainer and
sparring partners, and will, attend the
ball game in that city. He will be in
great shape when he enters the ring
with the Eastern slugger and Rich
mond boxing lovers will have the op
portunity of witnessing in action, the
greatest middleweight, Indiana has
ever turned out since the days of (the
famous Kid McCoy.
Closing dates of the baseball season,
are as follows:
American Association Sept. 23.
American League Oct. 6.
Appalachian League Sept. 7.
Blue Grass League Sept. 4.
Canadian League Sept. 2.
Carolina Association Sept. 2.
Central Association Sept. 2.
Central Association Sept. 2.
Central International League Sept. 2.
Central Kansas League Aug. 8.
Connecticut League Sept. 15.
Cotton States League Aug. 28.
Illinois-Missouri League Sept. 2.
International League Sept. 22.
Iron-Copper Country League Sept 18.
Kitty League Sept. 2.
Michigan State League Sept. 17.
M-I-N-K League Sept. 25.
National League Oct. 6.
Nebraska State League Sept. 3.
New Brunswick-Maine League Sept.
Central League Sept. 2.
New England League Sept. 7.
New York State League Sept. 8.
Northwestern League Sept. 29.
Ohio-Pennsylvania League Sept. 2.
Ohio State League Sept. 8.
Pacific Coast League Oct. 23.
"Home Run" Johnson,. the Trenton
outfielder, is some hitter. He leads the
"Tri-State League betters with an aver
age of .395.
The Boston Red Sox dropped five of
their first seven games on "the first
trip West, and on the second trip won
'five of the first seven.
Manager Fred Clarke of the Pirates
will place Jimmie Viox in Wagner's
place when the big Dutchman decides
to give up baseball for good.
Johnny Evers has been a bear with
the stick of late. About three hits in
a game is John's idea of doing some
thing to help the Cubs.
Pitcher George McConnell, of the
Highlanders, is now showing some of
the fancy stuff that made him famous
in Rochester last season.
"Reindeer" Killifer makes a clever
understudy for Charlie Dooin. The
Quaker catcher has a great wing and
he can hit with about any backstop
in the league.
The Business Men's League of
Montgomery, Ala., has guaranteed a
'supplement fund of $2,500 per year
for three years, to retain Southern
League base ball in that ciy.
In Pitcher Harold Grover, Cape Ann
fans figure they have another star
ready to join "Stuffy" Mclnnis in the
big show. Grover, who has a record
of 42 strike-outs in two games, will
be tried out by the Boston Nationals.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our many friends
for their kindness and sympathy dur
ing the sickness and death of our
wife and mother, Mrs. Harriet B. Shep
ard and for the many beautiful flow
ers. We also wish to thank Richmond
Court of Ben Hur for their great kind
ness to us.
Mr. Edward S. Shepard,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kaveny.
In the old days dueling was almost
a pastime among the Irish squires. It
was the dessert to the dinner. There
Is the story of the Galway gentleman
who was seen practicing with a pistol
in his back garden. And the explana
tion, "I've a dinner party of friends
this evening, and I am getting my
pistol hand Into practice." One re
calls, too, Mr. MacDonagh's note of a
dying squire's last words of adTice to
his son. "God bless you, my boy!" he
aid. "I leave you nothing but debts
and mortgages. But I'll give you one
piece of advicenever drink with yonr
jback to the fire and never fight a duel
iwith yonr face to the sun." London
THE LURE OF THE POPPY
Brilliant and Evanescent Blossoms which Have Fixed
Poetic Attention and Appeal to the Imagination
of the Day-dreamer.
BY ESTHER GRIFFIN WHITE.
Adored of the garden.
It is curious how much sentiment
these flaunting flowers arouse and
Both voiced and unexpressed.
- In certain sections the poppy is
found in the fields and makes a gor
geous showing in the yellow wheat.
If we really wanted a varied and
picturesque landscape we would sow
the fields with poppy seeds and the
pastures with daisies.
All through New England you see
these flowers in combination with the
greens and yellows and it lends a
witchery to the changing view.
This flower allures because, in a
way, it is symbolic of life. This is of
life as it is and may be imagined
Brief, as life is, is the poppy.
Sometimes it lasts for but a day.
Flaming fiercely in the morning, by
the time the sun slips behind the hori
zon its petals, like great drops of
blood, lie on the grass beneath its tall
and slender stalk.
And as full of passion and color as
our ardent -dreams fancy life may be.
That life is the most envied which
is the briefest and the fullest of sen
sation. Which, as a poppy, flames forth!
brilliantly and lives intoxicatingly for
the span of a day.
For sages, philosophers, preachers,
poets, scientists have seen, found, ob
served or analyzed. nothing as beauti
ful as youth.
Nor anything that recompenses for
You are fascinated with poppies be
cause of their evanescence.
For only in evanescence is there
We want not that which lasts.
Eternity is repellant to the imagina
tion. Its saccharine joys pall in pros
pect and already we are ennuied with
the idea of everlasting bliss.
For bliss is never attained through
a tortuous way of longing, a straining
toward a goal ever distant, but in
sight. It lurks round the unexpected
corner and there we turn, some ex
quisite day, and suddenly meet it face
It slips its arm in ours, givesus the
radiant smile and off we go along
the winding, primrose path.
This is the sort of thing you know
happens although all the time you're
sitting with your eyes hypnotically
fixed on a glinting spot of sun-caressed
water, the while the soft little breezes
stir the tree-tops like the sound of a
The ability, or the power or the tal
ent, or whatever you choose to call
it, to detach yourself from your en
viron and go sailing away on the rose
hued clouds of fancy, is the most for
tunate possession in life.
No matter what comes, what goes,
who is kind or unkind, who fails you,
who proves recreant to a trust or de
spoils an ideal, who destroys your
good faith or rubs the bloom off of
your dreams you are able to nullify
all the "stings and arrows of outrage
It is a sort of self obession.
Like the effect of the distillations of
Oddly enough, as stated in the start,
the poppy has incited to poetic ex
pression as varied in emotion as it is
catholic in origin.
Although little known to this gener
ation as a writer, Mrs. Isaac Jenkin
son, of this city, has produced much
beautiful verse whose distinguishing
A HUNGRY PYTHON.
The First Course of His Meat Get Him
Into Serious Trouble.
In my travels I visited the Jail at
Thayet-Myo, in Burma. On the morn
ing of my visit there had undoubtedly
been an unusual occurrence. A python
twenty-two feet long arid twenty-eight
Inches in girth had entered the vege
table garden and crossed it to the fowl
pen. Besides the fowls, there were
tome five ducks In the pen. Now, the
front of the pen was fenced with dia
mond mesh galvanized wire netting of
a strong type.
The snake conld not resist a fat
duck, so, putting Its head and neck
through the stout diamond frame. It
seized and swallowed one. I have no
doubt whatever that it would have
"mopped up the bunch" inside the
house, but that in adjusting No. 1 to
make room for No. 2 It became aware
of an ueasy feeling owing to the wire
around its waist Neither have I any
doubt that In addition to becoming
uneasy it became seriously alarmed.
Being now unable either to disgorge
or to get away. It tore off the whole
section of netting, 6 feet by 8, and re
turned with the necklace or waist
band through the cabbages. Not un
naturally, I think, the sentry, seeing
a 6 by 8 foot wire section of fencing
marching through the cabbage patch
without any visible means of support,
gave the alarm and then opened fire.
The prison guard rushed out and
also opened fire, and very shortly our
hero lay dead In his frame. He was
skinned and bis skin cured and dress
ed in the Jail, where they are noted
for this kind of work. Forest and
Once a painter notorious for plagia
risms executed a historical picture in
which every figure of importance was
copied from some other artist, so that
very little remained to himself. It
was shown to Michael Angelo by a
friend, who begged his opinion of it
"Excellently done." said Angelo, "only
at the day of judgment, when all bodies
will resume their own limbs again. 1
do not know what will become of that
historical painting, for there will be
do thins; left ef It."
characteristic is perfection of form
and elegance of diction.
And that the poppy has appealed to
her imagination is shown in the fol
lowing verses inspired by these mys
terious and occult flowers:
The Poppy's Song.
Blossom-crowned the slender stalk
Of the poppy, pale and tall,
Growing in the mossy walk,
Close beside the shadowing wall.
Bright, beyond the palings low,
Wealth of gracious buds unfold.
Roseate flush and lily's snow,
Brilliant gleam of marigold.
Pinks, sweet-steeped in spicy
Roses, ravishlngly fair,
Dainty blooms of skyey blue.
Swaying in the scented air,
Glow as in life's April-tide,
Perfume-fraught and beauty-tossed
But some sweet has strangely died,
Some rare witchery is lost!
Seek I then the poppy pale.
Trembling with the zephyr's sigh,
Ever sunless, lone and frail,
Where the mossy walk goes by.
For it breathes a message low
To the worn and wounded heart
Grown aweary of its woe
Waiting from the world apart.
Blithesome words the blossoms say,
But the Poppy's song is best,
Whispered through the summer day
Bruised heart, forget and rest.
That a writer in a distant land has
also been impressed with the exquis
ite quality of their suggestion is seen
in these verses translated from the
French by Mrs. Jenkinson:
When life wears its evening gloom,
Spring but saddens the worn heart;
'Tis the mockery of perfume
That its bursting flowers impart.
Joyless flaunt the blossoms rare
In the morning's dewy air.
Pluck, O weary friend, the leaf
That alone can silence grief;
Lay it, glowing fiercely bright,
On the coffin's bed of white.
Sheltered by the yellowing wheat,
Beautiful the poppy blows
Let me drink the juices sweet,
That my grief-worn eyes may close.
Fruitless this vague Journey seems
Dreams still follow baseless dreams.
What would'st thou, O mocking Spring!
With thy rose-tints, pale or deep?
Only death fraught poppies bring,
Poppies that will guard my sleep.
And, as a finale, this column adds
some verses by one, better known to
her than any other, which were
published several months ago in the
"Indianapolis Star," and which had for
their subject this same alluring and
magnetic ornament of the garden:
Burning brilliant in the sun
The whole color gamut run
Flaunting gayly on and on,
'Til their sight the senses stun,
And their "brief, hot life is done
So passionate and languorous
So insolent they anger us
They dazzle like love's madness,
They lure with pain and gladness,
And they leave enchanting sadness
ENTERING PORT ARTHUR.
It la Something Akin to Sailing
Through a Picture Frame.
Getting into the harbor of Port Ar
thur Is something like an Alice In
Wonderland trick. One sails through
a picture frame the rocky bluffs at
the month, barely wide enough for a
stout ship to squeeze through without
lacing wondering how- there can be
room for a ship to anchor between the
frame and the picture Itself, a small
hamlet somewhat Swiss or Norwegian
In homelikeness. But once behind the
frame the wonderland unfolds. The
small basin of water becomes a lake
like body, delightfully protected be
hind sheltering cliffs. The little ham
let reaches out Into two big towns,
one on either side.
The old town to the east contains
the older Russian buildings, barracks,
storehouses and the like. Here also
now are the small Japanese shops and
the poorer classes of Japanese dwell
ings. semi-Japanese in construction,
with the ramshackle Chinese quarter
on the outskirts.
The new town to the west Is an
open, modern European or American
residence section, built largely by the
Russians in the palmy days, imposing
government buildings erected by the
Japanese, a hospital, a shady park and
a well run modern hoteL New Or
An Aggravated Case.
Lord Justice Clerk Eskgrove, in sen
tencing certain housebreakers, began
by explaining the various crimes of
which they had been convicted as
sault, robbery and hamesucken. of
which last he gave them the etymolo
gy. He then reminded them that they
had attacked the house and robbed it,
and so worked gradually up to the
climax. "All this you did, and, God
preserve us, joost when they were
settin down to their dinner!" Law
An attempt made in Maine on the
Fourth of July to celebrate it by mak
ing a rooster drunk, by feeding him
bread soaked in whisky, failed utterly.
He was evidently used to prohibition
The young hopeful had secreted some
bright buttons in his pocket which
came from the automobile show. When
Sunday school was well under way he
took one out and pinned it on his coat,
feeling it an ornament. Unfortunate
ly, when the minister came round to
speak to the dear children, his near
sighted eyes were caught by the color.
"Well, Richard, I see you are wear
ing some motto, my lad. What does it
"You read it, sir," replied Richard,
hanging his head.
"But I cannot see. I haven't my
glasses, son. Read it so we can all
Richard blushed. "It says, sir, 'Ain't
it hell to
be poor!' "Metropolitan
This life's a mystery.
The value of a thought cannot be told.
But It la clearly worth a thousand lives
Like many men's. And yet men love to
As If mere life were worth their living- for.
What but perdition will It be to most?
Life's more than breath and the quick
round of blood.
It is a great spirit and a busy heart.
The coward and the small In soul scarce
One generous feeling". on great thought,
Of good ere night, would make life longer
Than If each year might number a thou
Spent as this is by nations of mankind.
We live in deeds, not years; In thoughts,
In feelings, not In figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart throbs.
He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts
Philip James Bailey.
Compromising a Tenor.
Czar Nicholas I. used to walk the
streets of St. Petersburg alone wrap
ped in a large gray cloak. It was for
bidden to speak to him, but the czar
sometimes forgot that a subject could
not obey the prohibition if the emper
or addressed him.
Once the czar met in a park the
tenor singer of the Italian opera and
exchanged a few words with him.
The moment the czar was out Of sight
the police arrested the tenor. That
evening the czar attended the opera,
where, after a long delay, the man
ager announced that the tenor could
not be found. Nicholas guessed what
had happened and sent an aid-de-camp
to release the singer.
A few days after the czar again met
the tenor and began with an apology:
"I was very sorry"
"May I Implore your majesty," the
Italian exclaimed, "not to speak to
me? Your majesty will compromise
me with the police."
MacVeagh Adjourned the Court.
On one occasion Wayne MacVeagh
succeeded in adjourning the supreme
court before the usual hour. Mr. Mac
Veagh never remained in Washington
overnight if he could help It, and on
this occasion he greatly desired to take
the 4 o'clock train for Philadelphia
Although talking to the court, he kept
his eye on the clock, and at 3:45, giv
ing himself just enough time to reach
the station, he ceased his argument
and said: "May it please your honors,
I move that the court do now adjourn.
I want to catch the 4 o'clock train for
home." The cool audacity of the re
quest seemed to paralyze the justices,
but the chief justice made the custom
ary order without a protest, and Mr.
MacVeagh got his train.
Willing to Help.
Miss Mary Sasseen was making the
race once for state librarian in Ken
tucky. In the interests of her candi
dacy she reached a town in the blue
grass section on the very afternoon
that a Confederate monument was be
As the daughter of a southern sol
dier and also as a prominent woman
of the state Miss Sasseen was wel
comed at the ceremonies and given a
place with the guests of honor on the
After the invocation all hands sang
"Dixie." Miss Sasseen, who had a
good voice, joined heartily in the sing
ing. A few minutes later the master
of ceremonies made an announcement
that she did not catch, and immedi
ately one or two quavering voices
struck up the opening lines of "The
Bonnie Blue Flag." Grieved inwardly
that so few in such a large assemblage
should know the words and music of
that famous southern war song. Miss
Sasseen rose and joined in lustily. She
was halfway through the first verse
when the master of ceremonies tapped
her timidly on the shoulder.
"I beg your pardon," he said, "but
this was intended for a duet." Phila
delphia Saturday Evening Post.
No Reason For Two Trips.
Patrick's wife was ailing, and Pat
rick put on his Sunday best and walk
ed four miles to the doctor's bouse to
tell him about her.
"Now," said the doctor when he had
heard all Patrick had to say and had
prepared some medicine, "here is some
thing for your wife. I've written the
directions on the bottle, and 1 want her
to try it faithfully for a fortnight.
Then if it doesnt relieve her come to
me again and I will give you another
"Now, docther, see here," said Pat
rick, standing straight and looking
trimly at the physician, "if you have
four doubts o this curin Mary, as it's
vident you have by the way you spake,
why don't you give me first what
fou're goin to give me last?"
Ths Worth ef Clothes.
The Influence of clothes must contin
ue to be, as it has been from the be
ginning of history, either "sacred or
profane," a foremost factor in those
forces by which man's destiny is guid
ed. His health and comfort, alms and
purposes, social standing and business
prosperity-. Everything, indeed, that
makes bis life worth living may be af
fected by it in directions never dream
ed of by the tailor, wno, if he does not
actually make the man. Is largely in
strumental in making him whathe is.
I Sarterfal Art JewrnaL
Won Lost Pet.
New York 72
St. Louis 46
St, Louis, 4; New York. 2.
Chicago, 9; Boston, 7.
Pittsburgh, 2; Brooklyn, 1.
Chicago at Boston.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn.
St. Louis at New York.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia (two).
Won Lost Pet.
Boston 72 33 .686
Washington 65 40 .619
Philadelphia 60 43 .583
Chicago 52 50 .510
Detroit 53 54 .495
Cleveland 48 56 .462
New York 32 69 .317
St. Louis 33 70 .320
Chicago, 7; Philadelphia, 6.
Washington-St. Louis (called
Cleveland, 3; New York, 1.
Boston, 6; Detroit, 1.
Washington at St. Louis.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
New York at Cleveland.
Boston at Detroit.
Won Jst Pet.
Minneapolis 79 40 .664
Columbus 74 44 .627
Toledo 73 45 .619
Kansas City , . .. 57 61 .483
Milwaukee 52 63 .452
St. Paul 53 68 .438
Louisville 44 73 .376
Indianapolis 42 SO .344
Minneapolis at Indianapolis (rain).
Milwaukee, 5; Louisville, 2.
Toledo, 3-4; Louisville, 2-2.
Kansas City-Columbus (both rain).
3AM ES TODAY.
Minneapolis at Indianapolis (two).
Milwaukee at Louisville (two).
Kansas City at Columbus (two).
St. Paul at Toledo (one).
KILL OFF THE RATS.
It's a Mighty Big Job, but Black Death
Looks on and Waits.
"The pneumonic plague is doe to the
marmot. The marmot lives in the
Lake Baikal region. Kill it off and It
can easily be killed off and the pneu
monic plague will disappear forever."
The speaker, a bacteriologist of the
University of Pennsylvania, resumed:
"The bubonic plague is due to the
rat. Kill the rat off and the bubonic
plague will disappear. But to kill off
He made a gesture of despair.
"A litter of rats," he said, "numbers
thirteen. Of these six will be does. A
doe rat will have her first litter at the
age of three months and thereafter an
other litter every six weeks all through
the year, winter and summer alike.
Thns if every member of these litters
survive the progeny of one pair of rats
in a year would number 25,000.
"They don't number that, of coarse,
but they number something like It,
and, if our millionaire philanthropists
don't help us to exterminate our para
sitesbur rats and mice, our cats and
dogs if they don't help us to extermi
nate all animals save those that are of
direct value to us why, some day an
other black death will nearly, will per
haps completely, exterminate civiliza
tion." Cincinnati Enquirer.
When James Russell Lowell was
minister to England he was guest at
a banquet at which one of the speak
ers was Sir Frederick BramwelL Sir
Frederick was to respond to the toast
"Applied Science." It was long after
midnight when the toast was pro
posed, and several speakers were still
to be called. Rising In his place, the
"At this hour of the night, or, rath
er, of the morning, my only interest in
applied science is to apply the tip of
the match to the side of the box upon
which alone it ignites and to apply
the flame so obtained to the wick of a
A moment later Lowell tossed a pa
per across the table to him bearing
these two lines:
Oh, brief Sir Frederick, would that all
Tour happy talant and supply your match!
RICHMOND COLISEUM MONDAY NIGHT, AUG. 12
Jack Dillon vs. Bill Donavan
Jimmie Watts vs. Johnnie Dorsey
GOOD PRELIMINARIES BETWEEN LOCAL BOYO
Blue Grass State Boys Here
The local K. I. O. leaguers will come
home again in time for the game at
Athletic park Sunday afternoon when
they will mix it with the All-Kentuck-ians.
The All-Kentuckians recently de
feated the Dayton team, but the game
was not on schedule, and although the
"pistol toters" are still at the bottom
of the string in the league, they play
fast ball. But it is expected that Rich
mond will step up one notch further
from the results of the game tomor
row. Manager Braxton has had his gang
at West Baden since last Sunday,
where they have been playing ball on
the side. They have so far tied the
Plutos, getting two out of four games,
despite the predictions of the Dayton
followers, who have freely bet Rich
mond would not get ten runs in the
whole series. Richmond made ten in
the first two games.
Braxton says the team is in fine
condition, and after their vacation will
appreciate a chance to get some real
live meat, even if it does come from
WEST BADEN, Ind., Aug. 10 The
French Lick Plutos came back in the
game here at Sprudel park today, and
in a very exciting game, beat the Rich
mond, K. I. O. league team 2 to 0.
Lkons allowed Richmond only three
scratch hits. Johnson, of Richmond,
gave five hits, but the hits came at
This makes the first four games of
the series result in a tie, each team
taking two games.
Richmond ..0 0000000 00 3 2
Plutos 100000 10 2 5 0
Batteries Johnson and Ball; Lyons
and Armstrong. Umpire Perrine.
The Term Philosopher.
The word "philosopher" is said to
hare originated with the celebrated
Pythagoras, who was born about 570
B. C The word means a lover of wis
dom. Pythagoras must have been a
very remarkable man, for it is certain
that he made a profound and lasting
impression upon bis time. He was
the originator of the Idea that nature
is a harmony and that its varied phe
nomena are all brought about by un
erring and universal laws and are an
expression of nothing less than the
universe itself. True to the name be
gave himself, Pythagoras is said to
have devoted his whole life to the ac
quisition of knowledge to the end that
be might impart it to others without
money and without price. He was
one of the noble influences of antiq
uity, and the effects of his unselfish
labors are still risible among men,
A Quaint Introduction.
Clarence King, the ethnologist, once
wrote from San Francisco to John
Hay the following letter of Introduc
tion: "My Dear John My friend. Hor
ace F. Cutter, in the next geological
period will go east. It would be a ca
tastrophe if he did not know you.
You will 'swarm in,' as the Germans
say, when you meet. Lest I should
not be there to expose Mr. Cutter's
alias I take this opportunity to divulge
to yon that the police are divided In
opinion as to whether be is Socrates
or Don Quixote. I know better; he is
The Maegregors were forbidden to
use their family name in 1C03. The
proscription' was removed by Charles
II., only to be Inflicted again In the
reign of William and Mary. It was not
till 1822 that a royal license to use the
name was granted to Sir Charles Mac
gregor, up to then known as "Murray."
In the early years of the seventeenth
century every man's band was raised
against this persecuted race and they
could be mutilated and slain with im
punity. London Spectator.
A Turkish Riddla.
Here is an old Turkish riddle which
has been handed down for many cen
turies and yet has never been an
swered: "There was once a beggar
who always dreamed be was a pasha,
and there was a pasha who always
dreamed he was a beggar. Which was
All Have Troubles.
"Everybody worries about money."
"Oh. I don't know. Some men are so
"That's Just it Poor men worry be
cause they can't get money, and the
rich man worries for fear that it will
get away from Dim." Philadelphia
Ostend Pa, what kind of ships are
courtships? Pa Soft ships, my son.
Ostend And what kind of ships sail
the sea of matrimony? Fa Hard
ships, my son. London TIt-Blts,
Fitting his machine with a six-horse
power motor and an aeroplane pro
peller, a French motorcyclist has made
speeds up to fifty miles an hour.
popular Prices. 50c. 75c, $1-00.
Highest Class Show Ever Held in Richmond.
PERFUMED FRUIT. -
Five Fingered Oranges Smell Sweety
but Aro Nat Good to Eat.
A most weird looking fruit Is the
Ave fingered orange. It grows in exact
ly the shape of a half open hand. Even
the nails are Identical, hard pointed
and claw-ilke, tipping- the orange
flowers with a length equal. In some
cases, to three Inches.
It is no freak, bat a proper kind ef
orange, belonging to a special variety.'
The tree Itself is a rugged little shrub
that does not average more than fivo
or six feet in height in Its native home.
Japan. It does not grow straight, as
the ordinary orange tree should, bat Is
curved In ail directions.
Even the branches crow In spiral or
twisted forms, so that the width of the
tree is often greater than the height.
The fruit Itself Is of a pal yellow
color, of a pure lemon hue, growing
greenish toward the stem. The die Is
Immense, considering the ama lines of
the tree, the largest ones measuring
when mature fully ten inches from
the wrist to the point of the middle
finger. Including the naiL
But the fruit is not good to eat.
though what It lacks in flavor It more
than makes good in perfume. Perhaps
the strangest thing about this perfume
is that it is the fruit and not the flower
that Is odorous. Pearson's Weekly.
THE SHORTEST SPEECH.
It Was Daliverad by Caaar and Can
aiatad af a Single Word.
Julias Caesar holds the record for
brevity of convincing speech.
The story is told that while Caesar
was in tha midst of bis struggle for
the mastery of the Roman empire the
soldiers of bis favorite Tenth legion
mutinied. He appeared before them,
and. uttering the one word "Quiritea,"
That word means, of course. "cIU
sens," but to the veterans to whom It
was addressed it meant a great deal
more. It was the special term used la
addressing Roman voters assembled In
a purely civic capacity, not as soldiers,
but as civilians.
To the mutinous soldiers It meant
that the great commander, whom they
bad followed for ten long years from
the Alps to the Thames and from the
Rhine to the Pyrenees, and across the
Rubicon, disowned them as soldiers
and dismissed them from his victori
Realizing Its meaning, the story,
goes, the mutineers were appalled.
Battle scarred veterans burst Into
tears. Implored their leader to pardon
them and Inflicted summary punish
ment upon the inciters of the mutiny .
as a proof of their repentance.
A Talescopa His Tomb.
After Keeler had become head of
the Lick observatory and died there
and bis ashes were brought back to
Allegheny for burial it was bis friend
Brashear who sealed them op In their
last resting place, a hollow in the sup
porting pillar of the thirty inch re-:
Hector, which is Keeler's memorial
"How did the young man who wast
ed to go in the newspaper business get
"It was a pretty race for success, bat
he won by a nose."
"What do you mean?"
"A nose for news." Baltimore
Gave Him Time. -
"Judge." walled the prisoner, "ean't-
you give me a little time to think this
"Certainly." replied the magistrate.
"Six months." Philadelphia Record. ,
The Deck Passenger I notice all of
tbe steerage passengers bolt their food.
I wonder why. Tbe Steward They
bolt their food to keep it down- Chi
A LOWER BELMONT
' duett. Peabody h Co. soakers of
ANOTHER NEW SONG
Mrs. John McKfaann Is composer of
a new song entitled, "I'm Waiting, My
Sweetheart, for You." It is very pretty
and is a good seller; is now on sale at
Range s music store.
D. E. ROBERTS
15 Tears Practical Experience.
Formerly with the Steinway
House at Indianapolis.