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THE NATIONAL GAME
SOME NOTES AND COMMENT ON CURRENT EVENTS. A Review of . ..,, of . ,nlor. f Hehall lll,i.,rT-i ,,,,, ,.,,. er. Wer ItiM-uur.g.J ,h, Day or Ilia Ui, 'CD but com 6 prehensive, lntr-r- cstlng ami In the main titatorli-allv , correct review of 'L) ,h National I . V I ' - 1 tjcuaui's i in rcr m (rum the pen of Charles ZiiIxt, of I he Cincinnati "Tlnim-Slar." 1 if finds tlmt the year 1S'j7 murks the twenty-seventh consecutive season of tbe rxUtciirn of au organised protr. slonnl huite Imll association In America. B he original organization w.iii Inunch "1 In 1ST1, but It waa not .mtll 1S7C tint the Leaguo wui put on sound business basis. RInre then Ita growth baa Um almost uninterrupted, the Hrotherhood war of lMin, ami the As roclntlon fight of 1S9I being the only t locks that crippled the (tame to any extent. Today the l-.au no la on a firmer foundation than ever before. Morgan Hulkley. ex-governor of Con necticut, was president of the league In lSTC-nally the first year of Ita ex latenie and crookedness In Hi ranka ery nearly wrecked professional hall In thla country at that period. In 1S77 the lata William llulbert. of Chicago, was elevated to the prraldentlal chair. Ilia first move waa to expunge thli evil from the rank. Crnver. II ill, Ievlln and Nichols weia expelled for life he. rauiie of throwing game. Pool sell Ins; on all hall parka waa prohibited However, the blow given the cam by 3i president mi.unnT. Ihe exposure of the above named quar tet tid ta-prawalot rftort on the attei dau e. Public confidence waa ahakea la the honesty of the I me. a net n took never! years of hard work and loe uf many t!iou.iud dol lar to rctoie It ajain to it(K)d stand ing lfore the American pulillc. Pie lent Hulticrt vowed these four player thould never again be admitted to good Handing la professional ranki. rlalra !ng they mint be held p a horrible rxamples to the rising generation of ball player. And he never deviated from hi atand. which resulted In much food, and probably pot th (im on tb firm. tloaeat Koala it holds to-day. Devlin, who waa a treat pitcher at that time. rUlmed he aa not so much to blame in the mat ter aa tb other three, and In lxSO yreavrntrd hlmarlf at the annual I.ragu meeting t Huffalo. armed with en JonKtneeta .f g(Hd rh.iracter, etc.. from prominent partlr in Philadel phia, when he rel.!ed. After being invited Into the meeting he told a piti ful atory of a lk wife, hard luck and dvrralilia. and hi'cuid to le givrn jne mora trial to prcve he would not be tempted to throw a game ae.iln. After IlKtenlng to hla atnrtea, presi dent llulliert arine and Mil "Jim. pity i.ii In ymir trial and truMr. but you h no one to b'.ami- but your elf, and you Nevre Flay ball a;ain In the Naiioi.al League. You nuit U a living example to thuee who gambler nuy try to tnhlrad In the future." Poor Jim btirt mil ol. blog like a rh.ld. and touched by the tight, and thinking of hla aufferlng family, Mr. llulbert atartrd a tuharrip 'ion lor him, heading the lint with ii ID real oi me magnria a. Mr J their mlt and levlln returned home and rol lnwrri vartoua nrrunlnfli f,ti vm Kulbert waa true to hla word, and while liberal .o i fault In helping a (ellow rreutura In di.trr waa firm at rock on the atand he had taken agalaal dnhor.eat ball playing. No doubt the thouaanda of player earn ing a living la the hundred of club throughout the country owe their live lihood to the Arm atand takn I'nr llnneal Hall FUying ' by I'rcaliler.l Kulbrrt and hla anaocl atea from 1ST7 to the time of h:a death. In Ins:. Mr. A. 0. Mllla then took up the rdna and made an a Me en-cutlve. To Mm we owe the prernt mlwark of the natl'inal gume. the Natiotial Agree ment. Nick Young, who waa accnlary nf the Uague under the llulliert and Mllla admlnifttratlnnii, took up the relna when Mr M.lla retire 1, In lsVi, owing to prennure of private budnins, and hit been the prealdrnt ever alnce. To-day bane ball la noted aa being not onl- Amerlcaa national apart, but hrnei and upright from the head of the l-eague to th moat humble player tn It rank, or In the ranka of th many minor branrhe growing from th trunk of th grand old oak. Die boneat ball playing waa not th only trouble the league had to contend ajcalnat In th earlier atage of It x latenre. Th u ($0 : V J - .?.." ! y- IMvUle at Receipt waa of luch a nature that It waa hard work to keep th memberahlp of the 1-eagu Intact from acanon to aeaaon. Th larger fit lea controlled all lagu meeting, and tbelr dralrw for money prompted IWra to ennrt urli unequal dlvlalon nf ircelpta that the big flah at th little flah befor th aeaaon 1 wer bait flnlnhed. and the flag of dla. tree wax holated from the mai theud of rery amall city entering tb I-agtJ. 1 ritlmately all were driven to th wall. 1 and uch Leau wreck a Wopater, llnrtford, Troy, Syiacune. nufflq 1'rovldcnc and Indlauapoli wer Krerteil aa Munumrnli of th avarlrlou Icglalatlon of th owner of club In Chicago. Iloaton and other lare cities. FranchUe which ari now considered worth $.".0,000 each were then a ilniR on the. market, and franchlaea ofTrred to amull rltii-a were then rotulderrd gold bricks, more tc bo dreaded tlun dealred. In th lat tcr art of the Sua preablcnt Ilruah U'l-nin Interested In bare ball In In diunnpoll (tbu clty'a aecond nppear once In InRun rotnpnny) and wax elected Ita president. ll( Ing a thorouslj butlnes man he R'aliieil Ilia Imporlanre "f making roiiceaHlona to atnaller clttra to ennble them to live. Ho aturtrd a fight for the equal dlvlalon of receipt In all rltlea end after an uphill fight arcompliBhcd hla object, and blalory ;howa It waa the turning point In the exlHtence of tho big league, fiucceei crowned hlx efforta to aui h an extent tliat alnce the formntioii of tho twelve rluh league In IS'Jl. through the Joint efforta of Meaara. Ilruah, llyrn and ItobUon, of the I-engue, and Kdltor Itlehter, of "Sporting Life," not one rlti! hna ahown any algna of financial dlntrena, and from being a drug on the ninrket buae ball frani hlmt have at. tnlned a value which platt them be yond reach of I arrlUhlr Aatrntarer who dealre to emburk In -he ram. Hoaton, ('hlcngo. New York and Phila delphia have never forgiven Mr. Ilruah for championing a fight whlchcompelled them to give up half of their gate re rripta to the vlaltlng chibi, and thla. mure then anything ele, ban cauned the formation of th '"little four," and liter th "little five" agalnxt him ever line. Iloarver. reaul: peak louiler th.in theorin, and the very fact of all n.aklng n living at the game atampt the equal dlvlalon rule aa preferable to a rule that permitted lure or four club to hog both enda and th middle, while the ialanc. prrh.ipt preaentlnr good. If no: better, drawing auric tlona. were obllrrd to be content with urn a amall ihar that they could not pay expeniei and were driven out of th bualnrM, were the rltlea flmt nntioned In tbt article. The motto of "Live and let live" la the foundation of th very existence of lit ball to day. Ttie lt HranrV Interview lu New York Tdejrr.im : "There I one m.in In the league who I entitled to more recognition than ho receive." i.i Vice I'leH-nt Abell, of the llrtx.Ll.wn "II. V. Kerr, prr blent of th I'ltttb'irg club, la the man 1 mean, and thcie la no club represen tative ho la more highly rc-pecled. Kerr ha b-n hooUlnke.) right along at the league meetlnr by cirtaln big club, which make all aorta of promlne to him and gle nothing. The Pltta burg club la one of the pillar of the National leaeue. and Ita drlegntea to the annual meetinga o? the league ran Ju!ly .Irn.an I their rlghta. The 'Ut ile hVvrn' ha the frlrndlleat feeling f-r I Ittaburg, hlrh a formerly an American Ao.latlon city, and they will upport Kerr In anything he may tuk for.- Maklag IHaiMir IhUL Many llo.an, iu ut,;( center fielder of th Indtauapol.a club, la running an advert;aing dlstr.butlv agency at th llooaier capiul. li g about th trreta drettrd much Ilk an Kng'.lih coatermor.ger. Marty ran be dally een with a little red waga full of igna and advenlning matter rhaalng up and down atreeta nailing th tigaa to bulldlnga a.id convenient placea and distributing adrrrtlalng lltrratur In Ih residence portion of Indlanapolla. Te4 aallUaa'a t. at eat. From li.il.iuiui suu. The witty, widely k noan Ted Sullivan, wbu hat ma:ia;ej bae ball teama from the Klo lirande to tb Hay of Fundy, rolled Into loan )e;j day and apent th aft ernoon at thr ilaltimot baa ball of fice, on S'ou a itrret. Mr. Sullivan cam from Washington, and line he aa in iUltimore last he ha been tainting rouud the circle out wrat, pen. ling a good deal of time In Wlt romin. When avked If b would go ba k to th Trxaa league thla year, b aaid that the San Antonio franrhla had beeu offer d him, but he hardly thought he would take It. II waa at'acd what he Intended doing th com Ing araon and he replied with a char acteriallc gettur. embracing the who'. country, that there were ao many great epportunltlea he did not know which to accept. He declared that be would certainly aee the Corbett-Flttaimmont fight, and that he Intended betting on "Pompadour Jim." II and iKiyl agreed to go to th Oght together. Mr. PuIlUan ha a big project on hand, which he illaruxaed with M.-firaw and Doyle, of ta'i'og tb "Four Time Cham- TED SULLIVAN. plont," at be expreaaeJ It. and another all leagu team on a tour after the ea on of 97. taking In cities from Haiti mora to San Francisco, and returning la th Clt of Mexico, wher th team would play a week or mor. "V ahall have lYraldent Dlaa at th tame, of course, to give hi sanction to tb national game." aald Mr. Sulli van. Edward Terry, the famou Ixindon chararter actor and creator of th rol of Dirk Phenyl In "Sweet Lavender," I negotiating for a tour tn thl country next season. Kathryn Kidder will prxluc "A Flxd Idea." the comedy written for ler by William tlreer llsrrlaon. , -". -. - i ALL'S WELLTHAT ENDS WEI L." Tb Early Mowents of 17 kada lp fur I'aat Meg tart. O Four night a week and one on Sunday had Lancelot Gewgaw been paying hla attention to pretty 8yra aella FbMirdeleo and there was yet quits a long pay-roll before him. aay the New York World, but In all that time he had not thought to aay the thing that would have mad him hap py. Hyranelln waa a beautiful being. Her hair waa so raven blark that It left a mark on everything white, which la why Lancelot alwaya wore colored gen tlemen'a furnishing gooda. H'-r eye were Ilk twin comets, rushing through apace at each other, and she bad many beautiful teeth. Altogether ah bad th proper ajiaortment of attractlona cal culated to make her face a thing of beauty. Uncelot waa not a chump, although h wn't aylng a thing to her. lla wit simply lacking In aasuranc. II waa a book agent but that waa bis profession. Ill almoat human ear hung on either side of bis heed, taste fully covered over wllb real hair, and hla eye were of the tru floor-walker variety. e WM no bargain-counter attraction, but a special Monday mark, down and Pyraell knew It. And row they were arcing leap year go out to gether. He had talked about every thing except the one dead-easy, hack neyed, yet never alale subject, and as the hand on the clock chased them selves near to 12 she grew more and more beautiful, as she swmed to be nerving bcrrrlf up to the point of say ing a few words herself. Suddenly th clock struck a doten times and with a wild cry she cried out, aaylng: "Lancelot, why did I lose my chance! Iap year la gun for eight yeara!" Iincelot beat at hla forehead with bla clinched fist until the veins In bis neck aaaumed the proper shspe of pur ple. Then, stalking across the floor, be came back. He knelt In front of th divinely beautiful girl, whoa hair waa making streaks over ber gown. Ills tone were Ilk tb beat quality of honey: "Syrasella, forglv m." "Glv you what?" ah murmured coyly, aa she awept ber cheeks with her long eye-laahrs. She waa that neat that ahe awept them every day. "Give me your heart." be said. In deep, wealthy tone, and aa th whl tie lounded ushering In the new year her tender "yes" rose above all th tu mult and two loving heart gave a faithful imitation of a dynamo work ing ovrrtlme. Tba lllark. leopard. The black leopard la admitted to be the meat savsgr and Intractable of ail quadrupeds. The horrlbl black leop ard iVath In Engene Sue'a "Wandering Jew," who was followed about by a loathsome Fngllshmsn. anxious to sm blm eat bla tamer, la declared not to be a scrap overdrawn when compared with the black leopard now In tb toolog Ical gardrna Satan by name. Satan hates the whole world and want to fight It. to gnaw It. to tear It to rags and splinters; and h Is staring, danc ing mad because he can't get at the world to do It. He Ilea there, black and deadly, bla yellow eyea ablaze, ready to pounce on you If only thoae bar tuddrnly melt away! Hut they don't melt and you com no nearer. Then ".atan fllnga himself at th bar with a .Uan flings himself at the bar with a yell and file up and down and over and over about bis rag Ilk nothing but a blark leopard with about I.OoO ld lltl powder, swallowed separately and suddenly effervescing all together Inild blm. A arWaa Waaalaa Wale. I ne nioai rurioua limeReeper. per haps, that baa ever Ixcn made In this country waa the work of on Victor Dorlot. who lived at Hrlstol. Tenn about twenty yean ago. Thl oddity waa nothing more or lra than wooden watch. The case was mad of briar root and the Inald worka, ex rept three of th main wheela and th spring (which were of metal! were mad from a piece of an old boxwood rule. The far which waa polished until It looked like a slab of finest Ivory, was made from the shoulder blade of an old cow that bad been killed by the car. iwnoi queer wan n. a it was exiled, wss an open-fared affair, with a glass crystal and waa pronounced a floe pier of work by all th watchmakers In East Tenneaae. Itlarh lata. Although blark rat have com to be regarded aa mascots they were not many year ago looked upon with hor ror and distrust and suppoeed to en shrine th forms of familiar demons patronised by witches. Even now many people find something uncanny about blark cat and refuse to own them "Who," It Is asked, "would trust l black beetle! IxHk at hi furtive, mur derous, round-shouldered deadlines of shape a masked, black-clad beadsman among Insects. IViubly fala even to hla own name, he la neither black nor a beetle but a cockroach." (lever. Tom Hurnct. son of the bishop ol that name, dining with the lord mayor, was called upon to drink to 'the mln latry." Aa he waa a whig, and the min istry tory, he hesitated to compromise his principles. Cried the lord msyor. who saw his g'.sss had not been touched: "Where sticks the min istry!" "At nothing replied the whig, and emptied his glass with a good con science. Household Word. Th Maaal. The savage monarch shook hi bead. "Nisi bonum d ttortuis," he aald. "That Is, don't roast th dead. 1 guesi you'll have to make It a plain fry." Th royal chef de culaln beard th kingly mandate In silence, aa became blm. At for hi majesty. It waa well an drrstood that he wa atrongly affect, ed bv the Inspiration of th claaalca. Detroit Journal. OI4 rather V1a'i Aaocaneata, "Well." said th Casual Caller, re flectively, "tralna and peopl may tx late frequently, but ther ara om thing always on time." "Nam them," replied th nak edi tor. "Well, th hour glass and the acytha, for exampl." I'ltuburg CbxoalUt HON. E. 0. SPAULDING. THE FATHER OF THE GREEN- BACK NEARINO HIS END. II Is tha Ulrhaat Man la Haffalo Saved for lha Uoraramant Mlllloaa af Dollar Jaat llafore tha W Baauh of III I.I fa. HE Hon. Elbrldg uerry Spauldlng, the rlrheat man In Huffalo. N. Y.. Is aald to be dying. cXi, LI r t the age of nearly " '. t T. 60. Aa a renreaen- tatlvc In congreaa from Huffalo In th 521 ,h father of th greenback. Thla I known wherever the American currency tystem la known. Hut not many peo- 1 of to-day are aware that to bis efforts Just before the open outbreak of rebellion was due. In large measure. the appointment of Gen. John A. Dlx aa aecretary of tho treasury, and th saving to the general government of millions of dollar which a few men were plotting to turn over to th south. When HowetlCobb resigned the ofDc of secretary of th treaaury. New York city urged th appointment to his place of General Dlx. Iluchanan was will ing that Dlx ihould enter th cabinet, but be wanted to glv blm another place. At that tlm th government wa In great strait for money and bonds wer about to b Issued. Huch anan, sticking to bla original plan, ap pointed Philip F. Thomas of Maryland I. All f'. l I.1. t - u . T-W . mi uii luuu a pincr. Dei rriary i uvujh advertised for bid and not until th Hank of Commerce of New York put In a bid wa thr any prospect of get ting a reapons to th call lufllclent to tueet preaent need. Thl amount waa payable In Installments. It became vldnt that money waa 9 HON. E. 0. BPAITLDINQ. being transferred to th south that wa not needed ther. On th Orit day of th year It was derided, at a prlrat meeting at th offlea of Mr. Seward, In Washington, tbat Repreaentatl Spauldlng should go to New York to get th bankers, who bid for th loan, to hold back further Installment until a new secretary of th treasury eonld b appointed, and Dli waa again men tioned a th right man for th emer gency. Tb banker met la th Dank uf Commerce. John 3, Cisco. George 8. roe. A. E. Sllllman. J. D. Vsrmllye. David Lord. A. A. Low. J. C, Green, Mose Taylor, and other wer there. A committee waa appointed to return to Washington with Mr. Spauldlng and try with other to procure the femoral of Secretary Tbomaa and tb appoint ment la bla itead of General Dlx. In a few day President Buchanan yield td to tb friend of th I'nlon, Thorns wa displaced by Dlx. and payment of :h loan by Imiallmenu waa resumed. Later In hit rongresslonal career Representative Spauldlng devised tb monetary system which ever sine baa been known as th Greenback issue. HOLDS A BIG OFFICE. Rev. Lalacaoor Head of the I AlUaaro of AU t alaa. Rev. D. W. Lriacheur, the noted mlaaiooary to t'hiu. u vlaiuug this couuiry, and will, while here, deliver a lew lecture on a hat h know about mission work In th land of Li Hung Chang. Mr. L.acnur 1 th head tuiaatonary of th Chtlstlan AUI net lor Chtiia, and b rwiau a fw 'lacts concerning the China empsr thai are astounding to American. For example, be aay l&ax there ar In th Interior of China not lea lhaa l.TM walled clliea, many of them having a population greater lhaa that of New York. Tb empire baa 100.000 town and Innumerable village. There ara J.J51 mlaalonarle al work In ralna, but their effort ar Inappreciable on the great mass of humanity they have to- work with. Bach missionary' share of China's 400.000,000 population I about 170.0O0. For th past all )ewr Mr. Lclacheur baa been traveling through China vlalttng on of tha miaslun after another. II Is th sec retary and treasurer of th alllanc In the orient, and la quit familiar with th work of Chrlatlantxing th heathen of that part of the world. Ilia travel tak him Into remote China, of which h-rt (V REV. D. W. LTLACHEVR, th ciutsld world hear little. Tba work of the alliance la absolutely non drnomlnatlonal. It pay no attention to the tecretarle and rare Utile for tb dlputd point of dogmatic Christian ity. Tb purpo of th alllanc I to spread th almpl tnsh of Christian ity among tho w (re unfamiliar with them. Mr. ? Jw, lecture A tuiiilmgly lute w PRINCES .8 WINE DEALERS. tlaliarrad front Araty Hnnrboi Itaaolf to Ja Into Trad a. The lateat members of ihr artstoe rary of Europe who have gone Into rude are th Prince August and Charles of Hourbon. say tba New York Herald. They have opened a plare of buslnrrs In the aouth of France end have announced to their friend nd tha public that they are henceforth prepared to furnlah all klnda of wlnea. They have also publlnhed a circular In which they explain why they have dis regarded th tradition of their class and have come d'.wn to the level of very-day. hard- vorklna humanity. "When our anrpbtreaa. Queen Marl Antoinette," thfy say In thl circular, "wo in th temple she darned the sioi'Mngs of the Dauphin, our lllus '.rlous grandfather, aad th world did not think that In doing ao ahe had de scended In the slightest degree from her lofty poaitlon. When Iuls XVII became a watchmaker In order to pro vide bread for his children and worked b'e In the night at making fireworks he ailed In a manner that deirrved the approbation of every one. Our father has si o worked for his livelihood, and n July 22, 1077, he wrote as follows to tir aunt Amelle: 'You know that, hav ing numeroua children and no prop erty, I was obliged to work a good deal. Thla Is true, but I worked with courage and contentment and tn the evening when I ram home, weary after my day's work, I was the bnpplrst of men as I sat there and listened to my wife while she told me how th children bad amused themselves during the day.' Charlrs XI, our unci and th brad of our hour, being th heir of Loul XVII, earned bis livelihood by manual labor and by trading, and the comfort which he now enjoy 1 the result of this labor. We, too. are resolved to work and earn our bread. Hut, alaa! our name close every career to ua. Sine th court of appeal In Pari baa not given us our rlghta, we, though the children of France, ar legally not Frenchmen. W cannot beeom ol dlers, though we ar th descendants of so many brav oldlr of Philip Au;utu. of Saint Louie, of Francis I and of Henry IV. If w want to be-,-orne soldiers we must either become naturalized ber or go Into service In the foreign legion. In other words, we cannot become soldiers unless w are willing to admit that our whole life has brn a lie! No! A thousand time no! Cnly on career Is opn to us that of th merchant or tradesman. For several yeara we tave l.ved tn th south of France, and there w propose to remain. The w in business. Is pros pering now In the south of Frsnr and w prop-- to engsge tn It We will have no secrets from you sine we, who offr you our ervU-e. are your prlnres end friends." Those who know these Pourbons are not surprlfed that they bav taken thl step. Though prince by courtesy and decent, the two gentlemen bav no recognized po sition In France. Indeed. Holland Is th only country In which they bav! any real status. Tbrr they are recog nized aa real Hourbon and are hon ored accordingly. To their claims for recognition no other government tn Europe seems to bar given much hred. And yet they ar amply provid ed with document which apparently prove that they ar Dourbona beyond th shadow of a doubt WHERE MEXICO ENDS. Maaaateata. Earh Wllhla Sl(kt af th CHboe, Mark riooodary Uaoa. Two hundred and fifty-eight ton and Iron monument now mark tb boundary lln between th I'nlted State and Mexico, from the Rio Grand to th Pacific, ToO mile. Most of th monuments are of cast Iron, but th principal ones ar of stone. They av erage about two and a half mile apart, but In no case la ther an Interval of a muih as five ml: between them. Stone waa ued wherever poble. Generally they are In the form of a simple tapering, four-side shaft, bear ing sultablt Inscriptions In English and Spanish. Th stone mUfeuments are about eleven feet high and the Iron monument about six and a half feet high. They ar arranged to tbat they are within wight of one ano'her from one end of the line to the other. The country traversed consist mainly of deaerts and mountains, and In many Instancea th work wa prosecuted with considerable difficulty. Hy the term of th treaty th destruction or displacement of any of the monu ment la mad a mtwlemeanor, punlab abl according to th Juallce of the country of th offender' nationality. An extensive report of tbe rommt Ion that did the work, covering TOO page of printed matter, and accom panied by map and photographic views, wa (ubmltted to Secretary Ol r.ey recently by Colonel J. W. Harlcy. corps of Engineer. t 8. A. The orlg- l Inal treaty between the tw rountrte j In regard to this work waa concluded j July no2. Th line waa formerly narked by alxiut fifty monunii nta. and I the remarking became necessary In ' i order to put an cn I to the constant ' , dispute and conlrorersiea over trrrl- ! torlal rlghta which resulted from tbelr! destruction or displacement. Wher-1 eve, pssible the original monumrnta ' were restored. Many of them had j been displaced and other completely ! diMtroyrd. The report I signed by all , tb member nf the commission, and Its conclusions are binding upon th two governmenta concerned. Wash Ington Pot. A C oerapl aad W Irked Itog. Rolllngstone "Couldn't you lend me your hound to go hunting with to-morrow V Wlnkumsllly "I'd be glad to, but Featherbon took him thl after noon on n two-days' fox-hunt over at Mudsork." Just then a prolonged ranln bowl Issued from th woodshed out upon the silent bosom of th night "Why. there your dog! I thonrht h wa at Mudiork?" "Sir! Which would you stuped of lying, that low, measly cur or myself?" Exihsnge, Mr. Walker "Yea, I eem to have a rtirUm taste. It Is e7 strange, but It I think a girl prttty every on els la sure to think exactly tbe reverse," Mis d Mulr (after a paueel "Do you tMr.1t I sta rrr'.ty. X:. V.'.l.ri:' oi. THEJOKEIl'SCOIiNEPu WIT AND WISDOM. ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. Overcoming Obatarla ar th Tragedy of Ih Theater Hat Sua had Ilia Trunk, or the klory af m Moae-ilchlad f armer and aa Klaphant. I'm f'sd meet you; air tb chll all? I've bn away aene the fuet o' Mav, clean up ler the gat o' fall: Hut I'm don with 'lectloneertn' no matter how time may go; Ho. you !" arter the houe. Molly and' I II take kerr o' the hoel They ay you J-t made half a erap. an' thlnrs Is lonkln' slim; That the '-iilr r..aed out the mort gage We've been owln' of htm; An" tliars mighty little ler h-p warm In th winter cold an" snow; Dut you b-olt after th house. Molly, an' I II take krer o' th bol I been half-round the country, work- tn' from un ter sun; Itet all I had on Jinklns, an' Johnson It wus thai won! An' I've rome home Ilk th prodigal n' th veal won't have no show; Hut If you II take keer o' the house, Molly, I II tak kerr o' th boat had III frank, t Farmer Slougbgraas (a Uttl near a!ghtd) Joboaaphat! a 'taraal anaka. IL Surprised Elephant (behind th fence) Great Scott! Ouch! Murder! "Tbere, you old flail, whose turn la It now!" The Rapid Traaatl Car. It baa on Inconsistency, mournfully great. And It' useless to ask them to drop It. It'a too slow when we're riding and fear wall be lat. And too swift wbta we're trying to ' atop IL Washington Star. W Irked. Johnnie Why don't ran Ilea and lamp glv a bright light Ilk 'lectrlclty and gas! Willie I suppose because "the wick ed prefer darkneaa rather than light." Nw York Tribune, A t eaeU There was a young man In Calcutta Who thought to et folk tn a flutta, On sweet spirit de vino He spent all hi rhino. And b rod to bla room on a shutta. -Omaha World-Herald. Wrlttea hy a Hi. Edwin How do you know tbat waa a man that wrote the novel? Helen Hecauae the tory takes you ever a space of ten year and the hero ine never change ber dreaa but one. Pearson Weekly. tlarodltaiy Crtnsa, Judge How did you com to tel thl chicken? Prisoner Heredity, your hcuor. Judge Heredity! Explain yourself. Prisoner My ancetore landed on riymouth Rovk. New York Trlbuna. Uverrosalnc Obatarla. C holly Gosh! I rant aee a thing for thl Infernal bat IL "Not aucb a bad tat after alL" Xlea rf II I as. lie I bav beet rvading "Th Sor row of Satan." She It nice cf you to tak an m -re :t !3 t?.C UiUlUi of u-r fiends. 7v Ti'p'us. v.rfr how vv;t;i &e5' Y. e S.tfA CSX 1 - urd i ' l ei j Li 1 - - ARAB LIFK IN THE t ood I Wait okrd lKhta AfJ -tremely Cold. Desert life Induces hablta of ! : !oiines. Rising with the sun, a d of cumls or mart' milk and a e i i I cup of black eofW arc the only freshmrnts generally partaken of, f th Century. Tb day I p"nt ft.::- " Ing one' pursuit and with th -Hon of an orcailonal cup of coffee at. f some very light "snack." one baa i meal of any kind until affr sun lo vn Oris quickly bfrom accuttonied long fasting and abstinence from any form of drink and the simi ! disiu- r at night Is more kenl7 enjoyed in co ecj.ierire. Thnuih plain, the excellently rooked and usually n.n sUla of a huge tray of rb' over '. Is poured a dish of smna or liquid but- iter; round the tray are plgeona stu 1 with nuta and spice ami th pyram.-i of rice I surmounted by a lamb or k. 1, frequently cooked whole. Boiled bea:!. and perbapa a few frb herba, app-r occasionally, which, with the usual fl it loaves and a largo dlth of rlzMl-luban, or boiled rke pudding, complete th'r meal. Salt 1 e!doia seen a dlKt'.ti' t privation except on th first djy .f your visit, and drinking water la oft'o carce. After dinner a bug f r ut corncob or sticks and camel dues; U lighted In tb tent, about which re gather and enjoy the after-dinner r up of coffee and a smoe, and. should we 1 In the niood, talk. The Am! hav one excellent point of elluuette: Talk for talk eak la not expected. Ever ready for a yaru, they eagerly respond ahould you wlah to converse, but the luxury of silence la not denied If one's mood be thoughtful. Tb Idea of a Cr In one' tent may str'.ko some of rr.y readera aa a (tiperSulty. I '.it the n:c!i-t ar often Intrntely cold, and after halt ing In the tun all day, with the ther mometer at SS to 1W degree tn th hade, th sudden fall of temperature to little above freexlng point la very trying, and In spite of Ore, blanket and a thick ulster. I have frequently been obliged to go outalde and run about In order to restore circulation to my balf-froten extremities. Th Indian Way af llrlvlne. Commenting on th attempt made by th Government tn 1S67 to clvlllie the prairie Indians by supplying them with th frb and food of th whit mm. Colonel "Hob" Dodge, of Dodge City, ays: "Th authorities sent the In dian thousands of sacks of flour; pan taloon In abundance, and a big lot of stlff-rtmir.rd hats bound around tht edge with tin or German ailvrr to hoi 1 th rim In shape. They alo sent thete a few light raining a.-Bbuka.-es. The savage, to show their appreciation of these magnanimous gifts from the 'Crest Father.' tbrer the Sour vtt lUe prairie In order to get tbe sack for breech clouts. They cut cut the seal of the pintaloms, and they cut U crowns oft the hats and cacd them as playthings, ikying them In th air, like a whl' boy dees a Oat atone, to sec them sail away. "The ambulances they were proud of. The Government neglected to aend any barnrsa with them, so the Indians man ufactured their own. They did not nn derstsnd anything about lines, and. In stead, they drov with a cjulrt. or short whip; when th near bora ould go too much 'gee they whlf peI up th oT horse, and when be woull go too much 'haw, they pounds! away at th near horse again, and o vice versa all the tlm. Thl utilqu manner of driving kept th poor ani mals In a dead run most of th 4 -ne. I remember taking a ride with Li.Me. Raven, chief of the Arapahoea. At Brat we started off gently, but hi ponlec dl I not go straight, ao b kept tapping them, now the off nor;?, then th near until finally he got them on a rapid gal lop, and I thought at cm time my beai would aurely pop up through the roof of the ambulance. The country was very level, fortunately, or I don't know what would have been the outcome." A Tloodvrfal Aolomala. If you hav ver purchased a pick- age of postal cards you have perhaps noticed that the (trip of piper sur rounding It looked as though. It had been put there In a great hurry. So It la. but not by nervous human banda. In the service ot th government at Washington ar two machine which wer mad tn Connecticut. These machine are capable of couatlng too, 000 cards tn ten hour and ot ar pi rating, wrapping and sealing them la package of twenty-five each. Tb trip of paprr which go around them I pulled off a drum by two Ions fin gers, and another Iron finger i'pa Int a pot of mucilage and app'le itself to the paper In exactly the ri.ht spot. Another psrt of the machine wrap the trip of paper about the cardt.a thumb- like apparatua preaa uron tha muci lage spot, and the package la thrown upon a carrier and la ready for dcliv cry. Aa Important Correetlaa. A recent iMue of a Greenville (Ky 1 paper coatalttd the fo.l wlr. lotter of correction l:o:u a reader: "I d-.r t.. make a' .tlon of the account pu! ll.hed t.. ..r taat w tck's lsu iclaUtig to uto-"-- rriuge. It wa anted tbat when1 ? marr ed I had on try World" .ar box. This waa a mistake. I d'.d not have on my World'a Fair sox at tbat lime, tut wore a pair of cotton sox that wei pn-entrd to m by my grandfather. Col. Jacob l-rlsh.. My grandrathrr. who was a o'.,Uer of the war of 1S12. had worn thrm t trv great battle ot New Orleana and h gave them to me as a relic." Trswaar Worth rindlna. Talk about your bidden treasure ! A few day. ago Mr. J. (. Drown, of HayneevUle, Maine, ripped open a needl cushion which wa filled" vlth bran, and had been In use Crteen year. On emptying out th content sh found JI0 needles, all butwritty. eight being good one, Ther were all alxew from darner down to th amall. twt of cambric needle. f hvn-httr llar.t Sk. An coat-bound throu 'i f- OJ te Grs! railroad T.u Into a lrc,T of sevr-tLtt-i-n borxe a 1 tr.-tl,., : , property i4 C. M. t"l. ,: j.' y,mi s-.m Vol i .'