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TWICE-A-WEEK HERALD, JULY 24, I0o6.
FREAK GETS AT THE SEASIDE, Tho JiiNt Must CnmMr at Atlantic lily, So Tli"jr Make Homo Queer Wagc-r. Krora tlio Wafihinglon PoHt. Atlantic City, N. J. No pool rooms nro p'n lioro this year, nor the quiot tip been pHHsed around jet that tho uadrr-covcr faro banks and pokor and trap games are ready for biin!nrs8. Therefore, tlio lounKcra In and around tho Boardwalk hotel, profeswlonal chance takers, us well hh tho laifco cIhhh of leisurely and moneyed chaps, aro doing all kindu of freak betting among themnelve8. This season's riigro among women for (iracock feathers In tlwlr bats af fords those boardwalk betters their 'main chance to pet action on their money. They manipulate tho pea cock feather beta In all sort ot ways. Tha moHt popular way la for a group of half a dozen or o of the bettor to make up a pool, each man putting In from f 1 up to flO, and each tak ing a bet as to howmany women with peacock fcathcra will pnas by the Uoardwallt hotel window In a given space of time, tho usual period of tlino choM-n being Ave minutes. Tho fellows who are well up on tlio peacock feather dopo do pretty well at t bf s gamo. One man got five nov Ires at It Into a $10 apiece pool the other afternoon. The' new men at the game, not having paid any par ticular attention to the prevalence of tho peacock feathers In tho women's hats, took low numbers. One of them guessed that five womon wlih peacock feathers lo their hats would go by within the five minutes, and the remaining four of tho novices picked figures up to eighteen. The expert who organized tho pool took last nay, and lie amazed tho oth ers by registering his prediction that forty-nlno women with peacock feath ers In their hats would trip by with in the .five minutes. Ills poolmatcs laughed at his guess. ' But ilfty-sev-en women with tho peacock feathers ornamenting .their headgear Bwung by within tho given time it was during the crowded parading hour and the wise ono who had played the gamo before hauled down the $60 pot. The peacock feather game Is also played according to tho layer and butter system by the men who have to have some kind of action on their coin all the time. The layer will of f?r whatever price he thinks right, according to the hour of the day and tho size of the crowd of boardwalk pHiHlors, that the next woman to cross an Imaginary lino In front of tho hotel window won't have any peacock feathers in her hat. The prlco ho offers ranges from 3 to 1 lo S or 10 to 1. Tho chaps who tako tho afflrmatlvo end of this piopoal. Hon are entitled to the benefit of what aro c.Rllcd "npUts." That lu to saj.Mf two or three women nro walk ing abreast and together, and one of them has peacock fcathcra la her hat, tho man who bets on tho feathers gets the money. At night, when tho great mnjorlty of tho parading boardwalk women discard their hats altogether and uso veils, the gambling tiaa to do with color of tho next wll to appoar. As Iho veils thus worn aro ot, all tho brilliant hues of tho rainbow, this makes a lively game, mid tho man who lays tho piko has all tho beat of It. They alwo bet with, vach other ns to whether tho next woman to cross the Imaginary lino will or will, not havo u veil around her hair, and this Is uhout an even thing. Tho color of tho boardwalk woman' Bhoos bIho offers an opoprtunlty to tho hand book makers. Tin variety in tho colors of boardwalk Bhoos makes Ibis a lively gnm. Tho hand-hook maker holds out black shoes' alto gether, as bvlng much tho common 'st, but tho betters lmve all tho oth er colors to choono from tan, red, white, champagne, and ho on. Tho Imnioimo number of board walk dons of all kinds attached to their strolling mhitrcFscH by lcai,hcs. fuinlnhcu another llnsj of belling ac 'linn for tho loungwis who must have i.otn.'tlilng going on nil tho time. The fellows who make hand books on tho do;; (iii'Mion have got this gamo dop ed down to the finest kind of a point. Il in tho way thoy arrange their l i! in: Fox terriers, oven money; 1 i' : terriers, 3 to 1; bull terriers, 1 to j poodlcs.of all kinds, 6 to 1; cllU's, to l: bulldogs, 8 to 1; "paiiM of all kinds, 10 to 1; tireat Panes mid maxim's, 15 to 1. and so on. H will be otiKorvud by (how ac . (juulnted wlih book making perceiit nijes Unit the makers of these board walk dug books glvo themselves iiii' a shade, even though tho fox terriers nro far fuore common on tho w.'ilk Until docs of other breeds. Hut l ne fox terriers are not common eiioiiii jo mako them wen money tlt'iiH. ;md (hero has Kocii nulla a UU k over Hie ,!) the do huud book makers round their books up and give themselves nil tho best of It by makiDg fox terriers even proposi tions. The roller chair offers nil sort of betting schemes, especially at night, when tho boardwalk Is fairly packed with them. They but with ruch oth er as o whether tho next roller chair to go by tho Imaginary - line will contain ono person, or two, or three. Tho doublo chair is the fa vorite pick, ns most of tho chairs contain two persons. But a man who stuck to tho dou ble chairs for half un hour the other night almost went out of business beforo bo discovered that bo was In bad, The convention of car build ers was on here, and tlio double chairs having all been engnged, the members of tho association had char tered all tho single c hairs they could find, and thvse single chairs, went by the given point by scores. There aro a number of big roller chairs built for three, but 7 to 1 Is the prevailing price against one of theso crossing tho Imaginary line noxt, and tho trlplo chair gamo Is hard to beat at that. Then tho freak betters occasional ly pass the morning bathing hours In gambling on whether certain women bathers will or will not go Into the surf. A woman decked out in a dainty bathing dress that looks as If it had never been intended to bo soused In the sea water at all makes her appearance on tho beach and proceeds to stroll up and down with a companion. "Bet you she won't go In," sa.vs ono chance-laker to another. "Of course who wont', but w hnt are you laying on your proposition?" says tho other. "Well, you can have $20 to $5 or $40 to $10." says tho man who Htnts to lay against tho woman with the dainty, bathing dress going Into the water. "Pretty short, price, and I've got no chnnco to cop, but you'ro on, just to pass the time," replies tho other, and then they stand by on tho sand and wait for tho outcome. The man who lays the price against the wom an with the splendiferous bathing fixtures going In generally hauls down a bet of this kind, but there aro exceptions. ' . A New York man dropped a $100 note on one of these exceptions only a few days ago. Ho was walking along tho strand with a guileless-appearing Philadelphia friend during the bathing hour, when a pretty singing actress playing hero appear ed on tho sand fixed for bathing, and fixed within about un Inch ot her life. Her bathing dress was a con fection of salmon-hucd silk, with sandals and stockings and cup to match. Sho was not only corseted, but laced, and her hair looked as If the hairdresser had only done It up a few minutes before. Not only that, but her eyebrows were, cleverly pen ciled, and there seemed to bo a bit of rougho on her checks, which nro naturally somewhat paler. This singing actress Is a woman possessed of a beautiful figure, and. us sho was gotten up, them didn't seem to bo a chance In the world that she would go Into tho water and get herself mussed up. Sho walked down to tho beach with n long pon geo silk robo around her, nd her black maid trailing behind. When alio got to within about 100 pacts of tho water sho beckoned to nor maid, and then uho tossed oft her pongee wrap and stood revealed In all her fancy bathing fixings. "Great work," commented tho New Yorkers to Ills Phalldclphiii companion. "Sun baths for her, strolling up and down and staking all hands to a treat. Not n chunco In tho world that she'll oven get her tootsies damp." "O, I dunno," said the Philadvl phl.in, In u slow kind ot way. "Sho may go In at that." "Bet you $100 to $10 Bhe doesn't get her sandals even wet," said the New Yorker. "You're on,' 'said Iho Phlladcl phlan, and ho hud hardly finished speaking beforo tho actress took up a graceful trot from the lUllo sand knoll upon which she hud been standing, mid ran smack Into the water. She not only ran Into It, lint sho dived Into It, newly fixed coif fure and all. and she swam' out be yond tho breaker lino and enjoyed herself with dolphln-llko gmco for twenty minutes before returning lo tho sand. Tlio chagrined New York er paid up wilh the remark that It was like losing a 1 to 100 shot at the raeo track. There's 'a roller link out nl. (he end of ono of Iho piers, and Iho toi ler who go out there lo look tho skaters over bet with each other as to how manw falls tho novhvs si roller skating will have within a giv en space of time. Ono of the cinch butlers squeaked most mournfully a few foronoons ago wlwn be dropped a wager on a thing that looked like stealing from Mm. A fumy roller ulitttor, a champion in his da:, was A Ha ri 1. ST. I $2.00 PANTS for $ 1. 30 Commencing today vc will sell all the Pants we now have in stock, made by the Alcorn Woolen Mills of of Corinth, Miss., at about $3.00 PANTS' for? $1 .90. a- O. M. Eakle Em b aimer and Funeral Director Ambulance Phones 21 and 36 H TP HALF : iv:j h Land For Lease. We offer for lease, the TRICK LANDS, located in blocks "T'" 2 and "I!" 3, Swisher County. For terms ami descriptions address E. D. SMITH, Agent, Tulla, Texas. $4.C0 PANTS for $2.65. We also have in stock a few light weight summer suits that we will sell at the same rate. Come in at once as we have but a small amount and we are going to sell them. $5.00 PANTS S3. 65. T00M &. mmv M 510 Polk St, Anwrlllo, Texas. giving an exhibition of all kinds of extraordinary skating stunts. "A wonder, isn't ht?" said the cinch belter to the man with him. "Queer how lio can skato on one too tliat way. Isn't it? I suppose be nev er fell down while roJer skating In bis life." "Oh, 1 guess lio's had bis bumps," suld tlio other. "He's liable to fall down whllo we're looking at liim do ing these gay tricks." "Is he?" said the cinch man. "Ilet you $:',') to 1 he won't." "Stingy price, but I'll go you for about yi worth of that, just to glvo the Iiouho u tone." said tho other. "You'ro on $.10 to $2 that he doesn't fall down," said tha cinch mah, regarding tho bet as a common theft. Two minutes later the fancy skat er came down with a. thud while es saying a difficult onw-heel trick, and the cinch man paid up and niudo a noise like nn expiring swan for some hours afterward. KimitX OF WILD TIGKOXS. John ltuiioiiglis' View of Flocks of These Migratory Hlids Seen in Sullivan County. John rturroiighs, tho author-naturalist, has returned to West Park from a trip to Sullivan county, new York, where ho passed somo time ln vcnlig;Aiiig reports that wild pig eons had been seen recently in that locality, sa.vs a 1'oiighkeepiilo dis patch to Iho New York Sun. Mr. Hur roughs was In Poughkvcpsio recent ly, lie said: "I havo seen the men who saw the birds and have vvery reason to be lieve that they nre telling tlio truth. Sonw of tliem know the passenger pigeon In tho old limes, and It Is not, likely that nil have been nils taken In the identity ot tho birds seen lately." Thirty or forty years ago Immense (locks ot wild pigeons f ivqncnlcd tho Hudson liver valley. They disap peared suddenly and It. was suppos ed that tiiey had been exterminated by ruthless slaughter. Tlv s; qiK'iicc of events Indicates, however, that they were driven away and sought new feeding grounds in oilier parts of tho globe, perhaps in the southern part of South America. Kecently flocks of considerable )Ia havo been reported In Sullivan coun ty, and two (locks have been seen along the Hudson, one a few day i ago, by Kiting Van Akin ot Towir Hill farm, near Tort Kv.en. M OULD S COAL SITPLY.. F.noiigli of the Commodity to Lnst the World for a Few Years to Come. Statistics as to the amount of coiil in the world or any particular coun try nro of small value because esti mates are based on inadequate Infor mation. Tho German periodical, Stnhl nnd Klsen, gives figures us lo Germany's supply, which it places at L'SO, 000,000,000 tons, which will last, at the present rate of consump tion, a couple of thousand years. The coal deposits of Great Britain and Ireland aro placed at. 1 1)3,000,000, 000 tons, with an annual consump tion of twice that of Germany. The esllmated coal deposit of lielglum Is 23,000,000.000 tons; of France, IH, 000,000,000 tons; Austria, 17,ooo, 000,000 tons,' Russia, lii.onn. 000 ions. North America's coal de posits are estimated by Hie soniv' au thority as fiSI.000,000,0'00 tons. The total for all Kuropo Is placed at 700.000,000,000 Ions. Asia Js con evded to have much larger deposits, which cannot even approximately bo esllmated. , Dr. AIN it ,1. Caldwell, SpccliilM on dis"jses of Ko, Ksr, '(.) .-.( and Throat. Odice nanus 1 and 2. Kakle lmiKlin;, corner till) ami i'olk. Hour.;, S to 1- u, m., - to It p. in. If Summer Tcurlst Rates. Effective June 1 st and continu ing daily until Sept. 30th, round trip summer tourist tickets may be sold to Chicago and St. Louis, at a rate cf ono and one-third the stan dard fare. Dates of sale, daily June 1st to Sept. 30th inclusive.. Continuous passage in both direc tions. Final return limit, Oct. 21. 1906. Tickets for return passage must be executed by joint agent, for which a fee of twenty-five cents will be charged. George Vcorhf.es, 44tf 'Local Agenr. Full Associated Press reports and special news features published In The Dally Panhandle. a!e Cheap One Eclipse Folding Machine, Vill fold 4, 8, 10, 12 or 16 pages in first class condition, Also a quantity of 8 and 10 point body type in cases, one set of 4 six column chases, and other printing material. . This materia will be disposed of cheap for cash, owing to installation of typesetting machine and perfecting press. ADDRESS Twice -A-Week Herald AMARU. LO, TEXAS PANHANDLE LUMBER CQ. Handles Good Lumber 5. P. Nevvbold, ' Amarillo,. Texas, Alanager. Corner 6th and Tyler. Phone No. 70 r If you want to sell your land nnd city properly, list It with the S. M. Cotton Land and linnil,'M-aton Co. olllco at Iho Mcintosh hotel. When you need ice phone riliL'. .MItf RE rv:rara,K.tTCaroagnTO3 H AM MO CKS. Wc linvc jiHt received n complete n.-sortincnt of binb-nrade ham mocks of all styles and prices, rallying from $1.75 t" i SCREEN DOORS.. 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