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Board .of "Warden and Burgesses. Met
V ' s. : 'Last Night t 1 -,'
The board of warden and burgesses
held a meeting last night, the meeting
being called to order at 8 o'clock. Bur
gesses Smith, Freeman, Kenny, Mills,
Nettletou. Pitcher and Warden Sckaf
fer being' present. . The board voted
to grant a permit to build a building
on Church street to E. H. Johnson.
They also voted to grant J. II. Doolit
tle permission to build a one-story
building on Church street, twenty-nve
feet from the street line, said build
ing to be 50x13 feet.
The board voted to grant James E.
Sweeney permission to lay a curb on
the south side of Aetna street, under
the supervision of the road superin
tendent Mr Sweeney was also grant
ed permission to connect with the Ma
ple street sewer from either Carroll
street or Central avenue. A commu
nication was read by Clerk Beardsley
from the Connecticut Lighting and
Power company in regard to the vote
of the board by which the cars were
to stop wherever the people wanted
them and not at the white poles, as
has been done. The sense of the com
munication was that if the board
would wait until after the return of
General Manager Sewell. they thought
that both parties could come to an
agreement that would be satisfactory
to all parties concerned. The com
munication was from George E. Terry,
general counsel of the company. On
motion of Burgess Freeman, the board
voted to lay crosswalks on Falrview
avenue, opposite Frederick street, and
also opposite the residence of George
Craigg. near the south steps leading
.from the green. The board voted to
adjourn until Wednesday evening. No
vember S. at S o'clock. They ad
journed at S:20 o'clock.
One of the most interesting football
games of the season was played at ine
nigh school athletic ticid yesterday
afternoon between the Wateibury and
.Saugatuck High schools and resulted
in a victory for Waterbury by a score
of 11-0. Tne game was Wiiuessed by a
large crowd. A considerable number
of Waterbury's sturdy boy and fair
girl students accompanied their eleven
in this place and tney made the liiil
resound with their school yells.' But
Naugatuck could not be outdone in
this direction and her many rooters
added enthusiasm to the game by their
school yells. The crowd, though na
turally worked up with excitement,
nevertheless were very 5-derly,
and there was no difficulty in keeping
a clear field.
The game itself was quicker than
most games played here this season
and more interesting to tlioicc present;
perhaps the latter was due to the close
rivalry between both elevens. Xauga
tuck was somewhat weaker after the
hard game with Merideu last Satur
day; furthermore Clark, one of their
star players, was unable to play on
account of sickness, but Ashmore,
who tilled his position, put up a line
game. Wateibury had a much strong
er and heavier line; the work of their
backs was also line. Naugatuck play
ed their usual good game, it is one of
the best elevens that has represented
the local High scUiol in years, as
proven by their playing against the
best High schools, in the state this
year; but yesterday they met a strong
er opponents than heretofore, one
.which is exerting every nerve to win
the aYle cud again this year.
Play commenced at 3:40. E. Byrnes
for Waterbury kicked off to Nauga
tuck's 30-yard line, ball caught by Ash
more and carried back 10 yards; Bat
tels gained 2 yards around left end,
he also made "a slight gain through
the line, third down one-half yards to
gain. G. Patchett failed to gain it. Wa
terbury's ball in the center of the
field. By straight line bucking by E.
and M. Byrnes for 7 and 10 yards at
times and by beautiful end runs by
Hart and Walker, the ball was push
ed down the field to Xaugatuck's 10
yard line where Waterbury made a
stubborn gain for the necessary three
downs and gained possession of the
ball. In a trick pass from G. Patchett
to Batters, the latter made a beautiful
run of about 30 yards, but it Was ruled
out as a forward pass and the ball was
taken back to Xaugatuck's 10-yard line,
and given to Waterbury. M. Byrnes
then bucked right taakle for a touch
'"down. E. Byrnes kicked a goal.
Score '-0 in favor of Waterbury. Time
10 minutes. Xo more scoring was done
in this half and the half ended witli
the ball in Waterbury's possession on
Xaugatuck's 20-yard line., lime- 20
After an intermission of 10 minutes
tlfce second ha-if or lo minutes' uura-
tioflt was commenced. Sanborn kick
ed oil to Waterbury s 10-yaru line,
ball caught by E. Byrnes and carried
back 15 yards. By brilliant dashes
around the end by Walker and Hart
and by straight line bucking by E.
Byrnes the ball was carried to Xau
gatuck's 20-yard line whence a touch
down was made by Thompson through
left tackle. E-' Byrnes failed to kick
a goal. Score ll-O. Time, t minutes.
During the remainder of the game no
scoring was done. The feature of the
game duruag the remaining time was
a brilliant run by Batters on a trick
pass for about 30 yards. The hair
ended with the ball in Waterbury's
possession on Xaugatuck's 20-yard line.
Time 15 minutes. The line up of the
elevens was as follows: ,.. ,
Crowe, re ......
Sanborn, r t . .v.
Hunter, r g . ..V. .
Hart, c
Ford,. 1 g. .......
Aslunbn?, It . ... .
(i. Patched l b -
re, H. Cook
,..'; r t. C. Bauby
. r g, W. Thompson
c, Schick-
-. . 1 g, Knopf
It, M. Byrnes
... e, Flannagau
i.JJt b, E. Byrnes
Batters, 1 It bt..v
. 1 h b. Walker
W. Patchett, q
. : q b, Culhane
Summary: RePeree, Stinson; um
pire, Kennedy, Wftteruury;,. -timei,
Hungerford..Murray," Waterbury; lines
men, Dwyer, "Bauby, Waterbury:
touchdowns, M. Byrnes Thompson;
goaL E. Byrne: score, Waterbury 11,
Xaugatuck 0. Time of halves, 20 and
' 15 minutes. "'
"For Honor's Sake.
On Friday evening, November 10. the
people of Naugatuck will be treated to
one of the best amateur dramatic per
formances that has ever been presented
In this vicinity. The members of the
Young Men's Catholic Institute have
completed all arrangements for the
production and the young people con
nected with the drama are working
hard day" and night to make tho enter
" talnment as successful a one as could
be "expected. The 'drama itsplf U tt,
pretty one and the story enacted In the
''various roles is Interesting and touch
; lng.' There will be no-expense spared
to inake' the piny pleasing to all who
attend on 'that evening.'Tbe ne,w stage
of the'netf Coluiubus hall, -with all .the
- new scenery and effects, .will assist the;
- management ia the successful c,oncep
Hou of the beautiful Irish, drama. All
.the,, costumes .necessnjy to ..make the
drama true to the plot of the stoiy will
be used in connection .Witktitke produc
tion Each character will be well rep
resented and not "one, "detail?? will - be
lacltingj. to rfeake the f.-hple dramatjc j
Each -of. those Viug park has been
photographed anu the group of. char
acters has been taken as well and all
those pictures' will be ; on exhibition '
within a few dnys. Cards announcing
the coming of the drama have been
circulated throughout .the town and the
tickets are meeting with a ready sale.
The society that is backing this enter
tainment, has gone to considerable ex
pense and the people should be liberal
in their patronage. .The hall should be
packed on that night and the young
people in the cast should receive a
warm welcome. The best way to do
that Is to buy tickets now and then
the society can figure on additional
features to make the whole entertain
ment one of the very best that has ever
been seen here.
Corcorcn-Cleary Wedding.
David .1. Corcoran and Miss Hannah
Cleary were united in marriage this
morning at St Francis's church bv the
Itev Father Fanning. Mr and' Mrs
Corcoran left on a short, wedding tour
west the best wishes of a great many
friends. Among the presents received
by the newly married couple was a
tea set of 120 pieces from the employes
of the woolen mill., where Sirs Corcor
an worked for a long time.
There will be a republican rally in
the opera house to-night, when the
Hon X. 1). Sperry and Editor Merrill
of Middletown will speak:
Michael Moran, better known as
"Clipper." has entered the employ of
Greenwood, who runs the night' cafe
next to Poli's.
There was a fair attendance at the
German fair in Germania hall last
night. The entertainment consisted
of singing by the Germania Maenner
clior and by the two children of W.
M. Singstaken.
There will be a rehearsal of the cast
of "For Honor's Sake" to-night. The
window hangers of the club have been
put into the principal business houses.
They are very neat and attractive.
Both divisions of the Hibernians,
headed by the IJifles and drum corps,
paraded the streets and attended the
fair last night. They made a neat ap
pearance witli green and red fire.
There were about twenty-five Riilcs
and fifty men, not in uniform, in line.
A 4-year-old son of Harry liugg, of
Walnut street, fell and broke his
wrist yesterday.
At the republican convention, held
last night in the McKinley and Roose
velt rooms, the following were nomi
nated for representatives: John' M.
Sweeney and Walter L,. Osborne; for
justices of tlie peace. Thomas Bowen,
Henry Hamilton, C. Tj. II unger ford,
August Horn and Howard Burling
aue. L. D. Warner was chairman
of the convention and C. I-. Berger
was secretary.
There was a large attendance at the
St Francis fair last nignt. The eu
tertaiimier.t constated of a doll drill
by a numb or of little girls, which was
cleverly executed. There will be no
fair to-night nor to-mcrrow night on ac
count of All Saints day. Friday night
the entertainment will consist of a one
act drama by some young ladies. The
name of the drama is "Gertrude Ma
son, M. D." ani it is under the cV'fn
tion of Miss Alice Cross, which is a
guarantee that it will be good.
Professor Sullivan's dancing classes
win meet at Barnum's hall to-morrow,
the junior division in the afternoon
and the advanced class at S o'clock.
The road superintendent is doing a
very neat job on the corner of City
hall and High streets, where they are
cutting down a hill and improving the
place in general.
Miss Mary Dowling and George
Bowe were married this morning by j
the Itev Father Fanning at St Francis's
church. Botli are very popular young
people and enter on the sea of mar
ried life with the best wishes of all
their friends.
There was no session of the borough
court this morning.
There will probably be some cab
bage stumps thrown to-night, as usual,
as this is Hallowe'en.
Buchanan, Mich.. May 22.
Genesee Pure Food Co., Le Roy, X. Y.:
Gentlemen: My mamma has been
a great coffee drinker and has found it
very injurious. Having used several
packages of your GRAIN-O, the drink
that takes the place of coffee, she
finds it much better for herself nud for
us children to drink. She "has given
tip coffee drinking entirely.' We use a
package of Grain-O -every week. 1
am ten years old. -
l'ours respectfullv.
riiJ.aed in Sisin for Royal Aatie
meat anil to.n.cctoelc the
The elepbeint hunt in Siam dates
from time immemorial, and seems to
have been dlsijrned for restocking the
royal stables, and contributing, at the
same time, to royal amusement. The
present kraal at Ayuthia, tays Ccrn
hill, was built during1 the last cqntury,
by Phya Dark. Previous to that, one
with mud and stone walls was in use.
lit Xoburi. The elephants.selected were
mostly younrj aniinals, that will work
with others after six months' training.
"Ihs calves, however, become docile in
about a month. .-The collars in which
they are secured -ofxea 7 chafe their
necks, and the application of soothing
remedies is found a useful 'factor in
taming these' intelligent beasts, which,
having once become accustomed to the
presence of man, allow themsejves to
Ise handled; many of them being so at
tached to their keepers that they are
noisy and impatient during their ab
sence. An anecdote is recorded by Dar
win ot Dr. Hooker, who was riding an
elephant that "became so deeply
bogged that he remained stuck fast
until the next da', when he was extri
cated by men wi'.Zi ropes. Under such
circumstances eiephsnts will seize with
their trunks any object,, dead or alive,
to plica under their knefs to prevent"
their sinking-deeper in the mud; and
the drivers was. dreadfully afraid, lest"
tie animal' shTcuTd 'have'.' seized Dr.
Hooker'and crushed him to death.- But
tmt; driver hicsaeif,. as Dr.-Hooker was
assured, ran noist. This forbearance
ur.der an emergency so dreadful for a
hfsvy anlirial is a Wc&derful proof of
?w?UHJy."r jr .-Try --y ; t'
. F. 1":
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"Bryanp'. for ,h$ ;Flp,t Tiuie Last
Night To-'night;s Trolley Meeting.,;:
Bsyano," under tbe direction ;'rf
Morgan Cooley and H.XCjunufngbam,
was given uti'the town nail last night.
This is a three-act comedy,? ami does
not pertain to the-democratic' aspU
ant for president, its' thought by inauy.
The boys, considering the dilliculties
that they were subject to, did. very
well. The singing was also very good.
Owing, to the inclemency of ! the
weather, the attendance was not large
and those who had reserved seat tick
ets for last night and did not use them
may use them to-night.
To-night's Meeting.'
The meeting of the citizens of the
town of Watertown to-night for the
purpose of determining whether we
think it best to allow the trolley com
pany to lay their tracks along our
telford road, promises to be an inter
esting one. This meeting ought to
draw out a large attendance, ns it is
of interest to everyone. Those who
have teams and drive to Waterbury
several times a week will vote against
tlie coming of the trolley, while, on the
other hand, those without teams, will
favor its coining. A good many stor
ies have been afloat of late as to where
the tracks would bo laid if they came
to Watertown, but to-night will decide
all. Come, everybody, and have your
"Molly Ponanue."
R. N. Deland, theatrical manager
for the societies hero lias just written-
a new three-act comedy entitled
"Molly Donahue," which will prove
very funny. This play came entirely
from tlie pen of Mr Delaud. and every
body wishes him success with this,
his first attempt. This play will be
given some time in February.
Eugene Purdy has severed his con
nection, witli the American Ring com
pany in Waterbury.
The republicans will have a big time
to-morrow evening, wln?n Orville A.
Piatt, United States senator, addresses
the people here. Other speakers will
also be present.
Don't forget the meeting of the lC.
of I, to-morrow evening. ';
Xow that Watertown is rid of its sa
loon resorts, and houses of ill fame,
the people are wondering who the or
iginators of the plan are. Although
the men did not come here without
being sent for, very rew know who
sent for them.
It has been reported that the board
ins: house under .the. hill will be oc
cupied by a new management.
Wilson Liudsav has recently com
pleted a small addition to his house
on the East. side. :
When are the grounds about the
school house to be graded"? Something
should be done with the grounds in
the spring. -
Edward Bartlett has severed his
connection as clerk at F. X. Barton's
groc.erv store.
Tlie condition of Florence Hlckox
remains about the same.
2n e Tritely Unfortunate Fiihermsnrs
Lack AVnlle lie Va Taktnt
Home a Fine Strius:.
He was an honest-faced young man
who had been oil for a day's fishing
and was returning home with a rea
lonably fine string and much self-satisfaction.
He had scarcely boarded
ihe street car, however, when, accord
ing to the Boston Daily Globe, a pas
senger with a deep voice growled out:
"Yes, I was out fishing myself one
day last week. I brought home 20
pounds. 1 bought 'em of a regular
The young man with the flsh was
red-faced and uncomfortable, and as
(3 ,l!
f,yM7 iA'-r.
t KrCSC-t U ii ASA
ho was hitching around a man with
a wart on his nose caneu out in a loud
voice: ,
"Gentlemen, I don't deny that I love
whisky, but I am not a liar! .1 get
drunk and smash things, but I rever
ence the truth. ' I5ef ore I would lie
about fish I would torture myself at
the stake!"
Then a hatchet-faced young - man
rolied up his eyes iind exclaimed:
"They not only lie to the public,
but go heme and lie' to their poor,
innocent wives and trusting chil
dren!" ' ,.
The honest-faced young man saw
that all were against him,' and he de
cided to leave the car. As he rose up
to motion to the conductor a fat. man
who had been drowsing roused up and
said: . . ,
"Gentlemen, I date my downfall
from that one thing from the first
lie I told about fish. I hired a man to
kill me a dozen with a crowbar, and
then I brought 'em home and swore
I caught 'cm on my hook and line. I
lied about it deliberately and ma
liciously lied and Providence "
"All off!" shouted the conductor as
the ear stopped. v ;
The car rolled on, and the young
man with tne perch and bass fishpole
stood in "the ' gloaming and looked
after it nd 'clenched hia-hafcds and
gritted his tee'lh and whispered cuss
Words, and, a'n hour' later a pedestrian
stumolecf over ..something -and got up
to rub his knees and elbows and called
out in amazement: " , ' ., 1
.. '.Vtt'ell, F,ll be hanged If some liar
hasn't stopped, here to' lie and gone
and Jf tikis fisb behind T" ' J,..,
Present Invasion .May Prove , a
- t Blessing' to the Nation.' ' r
r Centuries the. -Common - People
Have Been Robbed by Corrupt
OfllciaLs How the Empire
la ltnled.
Special Correspondence.
ANY thousands of good people,
both in this, country and Eu
rope, are wasting ,an abun
dance- of sympathy on the Chinese gov
ernment. Individually ste Chinese
may be entitled to thought.- consid
eration, but the sooner his influx -"e
for mischief as a subject moribund
civilization is destroyed th Vtter for
himself and mankind at laV
. There is no reasonable d. t that
China has for more than a Sntury
had the most corrupt jovernme With
which any country has ever jeen
enrse-d. From the throne down to the
local tax coilsctors, oilice has been used
as a means to enrich individuals at the
expense of the public; and the few
brave men who have now and then
dared to protest openly against this
univ -jiL. systia of spoliation were
executed without trial and in the
most cruel fashion.
The cabals and Intrigues in the im
perial palace at Peking were followed
by crimes too dark for comprehension
by the western mind. . The voice of
justice was strangled by assassin cr
executioner, and true patriots were "re
moved" by seemingly occult means.
The imperial family Tartars by de
scent and disposition was back of all
this horrifying injustice and made
tools of the avaricious nobles appoint
ed to rule the several provinces of the
empire. The advent of "foreign devils"
was, cf course, viewed with alarm by
the fiendish and fanatical Tartiir of
ficeholders. They were quick to sso
that European intervention would
sooner or later put an end to their
tyranny and force them to safeguard,
In a measure at least, the rights of the
common people.
The fear of the judgment to come
caused the reactionaries to organize
and support the Boxer movement. The
; impII jiff jipiiiiiijefll I
, r,,ui,'.fe'.JL' AmZX r--V';"'''"'"' ,,,!,
emperor, Kwang Hsu, an easy-going
and not overly-smart young man of 30
or thereabout, was kept carefully in
the dark. He was allowed to issue
edicts, which were never obeyed. The
famous dowager empress provided him
with European toys, a wife and 12 con
cubines; and attended to all affairs
of state herself. When it became evi
dent that the emperor would have no
issue, she assembled the council of
state and had its members select the
oldest son of Prince Tuan as heir pre
sumptive. Prince Tuan one of the
most adroit a well as unscrupulous
of Chinese leaders placed himself at
the head of the Boxer society whose
niipTids. t1t eTrtiyiptinTt nf all fnrpitrn-
I ers and Christian converts, appealed
to the bjgotry and jealousy of the man
darins. The dismal failure of the plans
of the Boxers and the subsequent in
vasion of China by the troops ttf the
allied powers have placed Prince Tuan's
head in jeopardy and may lead to a
complete reorganization of Chinese
methods of government.
Inasmuch as but very few arc familiar
with China's governmental system as
it has existed for hundreds of years,
anoutldne of its various branches should
prove' of interesct to every student of
history as well as to all observers of
ciirrent events.
Under the ancient Chinese consti
tution the absolute conttol of the'em
pire is entrusted, nominally at least,
to the emperor who is the supreme leg
islator of the nation, commander in
chief of the army and navy, chief civil
administcator of the empire, lord chief
justice, owner of all of tine land com
prised within the limits of the coun
try, archpriest and everything else
worth mentioning. Ills official title is
Tien-Si," signifying- ("Son of Heaven."
Theoretically he rules over the whole
of 1jha earth, and, according to trust-
wf iff '1 .
&&f 6,i'-V7 f'M ity'k 'f- A EST
Makes the food more delicious end whqjesoma ' . '.
worthy reports,- there are millions of
Chinamen who devoutly believe that
all the nations of the world ackaowl-
edge -their emperor as chief lord.' l An.
anomaly it seama almost that in spite,
of th wide powersc possessed! by th
"Son of Heaven", he", isjiable to be re
moved by popular vote on the appear
ance 'of .any great scourge, such' as a
prolonged famine or drought or a se
vere visitation of the plague.
The "Keung-ki-Chu" is a body which
corresponds to the cabinets of west
ern powers, -i It is composed of the
leading statesmen and politicians of
the empire, and its memoers visit the
imperial palace every morning to con
fer with the emperor. The cabinet is
controlled by an executive body, the
"Ne-ko," composed, of ministers noted
for their sagacity, iJr wickedness.
Other governmental departments are
the "Tsungili-yamen," which ia the
Chinese foreign office, and the "Li-fan-Yucn,"
or colonial office, which looks
after the rights of foreigners dwell
ing in C.hina and governs the provinces
and tributary states of Mongolia and
The "Han-liu," or Sacred College of
Learned Men, is an interesting body
composed of the empire's best schol
ars, and to be elected to a member
ship in it is considered a great honor.
The college eontroia the -beards of
works, ceremony, revenue, military
and naval affairs, office punishment,
etc. Incidentally it also examines
candidates for ofllce in their literary,
artistic and scientific attainments.
From time immemorial the Chi
nese bar n been great sticklers fvr
ceremonial etiquett-j. &td it is conse
quently no surprise to learn that the
board of ceremonies i3 one of the
hardest worked departments of the
"Han-liu." The board of ceremonies
i subdivided icto a committee of
etiquette, which regulates all affairs
concerning aiar: iages, funerals and
publis celebrations; a committee on
mutual intercourse, which has charge
of the reception of illustrious
strangers; a chamber for the manage
ment o festivities and imperial func
tions, and a committee on music and
tho drama.
An additional body and one, too,
that wields almost autocratic power
is the "Tu-char-Yuen," or the board
of censors. Its special duty is to
scrutinize the works of the mandarins
throughout the empire, and its word
is almost law.
Each province in the empire is, in
addition to these national bodies, gov
erned by a mandarin with the titK
of "Swuin-Fa," or viceroy. This offi
cial is a despot in his district, ancj
possesses the sole rignt of approach
ing the throne on any matter connect
ed with his province. The life aaj
death of those under him are in Lis
hands, and he iscommander-in-ch;ef
of the local troops. As a sort of set
off to these immense powers his ten
ure of office is very insecure, and he
is liable o be removed on the most
trivial pretext, such as the outbreak
of a riot or rebellion in his province.
Suspension, moreover, i usually fol
lowed by his death at the hands of
the executioner.
Under the mandarins is a horde of
minor officials, such as local superin
tendents of taxes, provincial judges of
the criminal court and educational ex
aminers. Each of the provinegs is
split up into several large divisions,
which are in their turn divided and
subdivided almost to infinity.
The common people have no rights
whatever. They are permitted to work
so that they can pay taxes. In order
to keep their places the local officials
rob the day laborers and bribe the
district authorities. The district au
thorities rob the merchants and
bribe the provincial officials. The
latter extort money from the land
owners and hand over a part of the
spoils to the mandarins. And that
dignitary extorts contributions from
everybody in sight and sends a fair
percentage to Peking to propitiate
the imperial authority there.
In many sections of China highway
robbery is countenanced by the au
thorities. The police are given -a tip
not to catch members o.f certain
gang3 of highwaymen, and an officer
who neglects to take such a hint
finds himself without a job. High
waymen not so protected are treated
with incredible, cruelty surely a
pointed lesson, that it is unwise to en
gage in robbery without dividiug the
spoils, with the so-called "guardians of
the peace."
Nothing but a political earthquake
can correct the abuses so faintly out
lined here; ahd certainly no one who
has the true interests of the Chinese
at heart vculd argue against the in
troduction . of reforms. Should tho
present occupation of Peking by the
troops of Europe and America lead to
a reorganization cf affairs in China,
the Boxer massacres, terrible as they
were,, would provej a blessing- to civ
ilization, net too dearly bought with
the blood of scores of noble men and
women. ". o. W. WEIPPIERT.
How n His Black Feline tcprned to
Respect nail Avoid tlie Sticky
' Snbstaoce..;
When a young- man who lives near
Druid' Hill -park appeared at-his of
fice the, other. moi ping his face in its
perturbed expression showed that he
had passed a sleepless night. In fact,
de had' spent a considerable portion
of the flours which are supposed to be
passed in pleasant dreams trying to
remove a sticky fly-paper mixture
from the caudal appendage of his par
ticular pet a large and handsome
black cat. The funny little drama
opened about nine o'clock at night.
While prowling about the house the
cat's evil genius le-d him to jump upm
the sideboard. The fly paper was
there. Just how it happened the sole
witness of the disaster did not know,
relates the Baltimore Xtwa. There
was a whi.sk of the cat's tail, a loud
growl as it touched and clung to the
fly papir. Then there was pande
monium for 15 minutes. The paper
terrified the cat. Hu tried to rid him
self of it by robing, and made it stick
tighter. The cat hissed, spit and ut
tered blood-curdling shrieks, lie tied
under the sofa and then upstairs.
The youngest of tha family was
asleep. She awakened in terror as the
cat rushed across her bed, leaving a
section of the paper oa her face.
Into the next room rushed the cat.
He rolled on the bureau, and about
25 pins, two pieces of ribbon, a lot of
cigarette papers, a scarf and a neck
tic stuck to his tail. Downstairs he
went, carrying the collection with
him, and took refuge under the re
frigerator, when his owner, who had
been vainly trying to seize him, man
aged to get hands on him. The
frightened animal had been terrified
into docility. Warm water, olive oil,
alcohol and benzine were applied to
his once smooth black tail after the
nrticies he had gathered up on it had
been picked off one by one to an ac
companiment of mews and spits. It
was past midnight when this was ac
complished. In the morning the cat
made a hostile demonstration before
another piece of fly paper, but left it
How to Prepare a Dainty Addition
to a Lady's Toilet
- Almost any fragrant, flower that re
tains its fragrance after drying may
be used in place of rose leaves as a
foundation for this potpourri, say3 the
New York Tribune. A potpourri of vio
lets, a most dainty and delicious addi
tion to the toilet table, is made some
Vfhat differently. Put layers of violets
and light layers of salt in a large bowl
and turn them daily until they are
thoroughly dried. Fresh violets can
'be added from time to time, but the
'mass must be thoroughly dried when it
is put into the violet jar. Add to an
ordinary sized potpourri jar of violets
about two tablespoonfuls of powdered
Florentine orris root and a few drops
of a triple extract of violets. Use a lit
tle smaller jar for a violet potpourri
than you do for a rose potpourri. Add
a few drops of a triple extract of vio
let every three or four months. This
jar disuses a delicate perfume through
out the room when it is opened after
the sweeping and dusting is over. It is
especially popular for a lady's boudoir
or parlor, ass it has a mere delicate
fragrance than a rose jar.
Too map3r glasses are apt to make a
tumbler of .a man. Chicago Daily
The Greater New York Fur Co.
Season 1900-Of
leu,-; . -v.
Style No 145
urn a : i t
Seal Skins - Repaired 'and Altered5 to the- latesU styles a
-v - specialty. -
The Greater- New York FurCo.,
4 49 tenter Street
One Was Thrown in Steeplechase
and At, other Caacht the Horse
and Rode It In.
"It ' isn't ' often," said ' aif old-time
betting-ring man the other day, re
lates the . Chicago Inter Ocean, "that
a man cashes a bat on a horse that
throws its rider in a race, but there
was a big crowd that did it one day
at Graresend.and I guess they haven't
got over wondering about it yet. ' It
was a rare occurrence.' Ccck Eobin
was a red-hot favorite in the race I'
mention, but the air was just thick
around the paddock- with a tip on
Count Xavarro, and despite the fact
that nearly all the books were laying
from 20 to 30 to 1 against the lattei
to wia there were many bettors who
recalled a fairly good race the Count
ran up at Saratoga, and they played
him across the board, just for a flyer,
but put the bulk of the bet on the
horse to finish third.
"The race was started without any
delay, and, although it looked like a
cake walk for Cock Kobin, those who
had bet on Count Xavarro to show
were gratified to see him stick to
his ' field and hold it easily in
third place. The race was SVa miles,
and those who had tallowed the tip
settled back Ir. their seats in antici
pation of cashing at least one-third.
Some of the l'.-.r.r-.' excitable of these
bettors were yelling and shotting like
madmen as the horses ntarcd the mile
mark, but it was right here that iheix
hopes were blasted., for in taking the
jump the horse stumbled, threw
Green, tins' jockey v. l.o was rid-ii:g him.
Boiled over or.ee or twice, scrambled
to its feet and went oa without a
"As the horse started off at an
easy gait a mnn in his !hirt slccvrs
who was standing in the iancr field
of the steeple chase course was seen
to run to the center of the track right
in the path of the runaway. He had
on a big slo-.ich hat and as he waved
his arms up and down as the horse
approached everyone thought he was
trying to stop the hcrsi. The horse
came straight at him. but when it
looked just as if the animal was going
to run over him it swerved to one side.
As it did so the man grabbed hold oi
the bridle and with a sort of flying
leap landed square in the saddle, ia
a manner that would have done cred
it to one of Buffalo Bill's riders.
"Once on the horse's back, he didn't
lose much time, but got right down
to business .and began to ride the
hardest he knew how to make up for
lost ground. He really looked a fun
ny sight, costumed as he was with
long trousers, shirt sleeves and big
slouch hat, and a shout went up as he
passed the stand, while many shock
with laughter at the ridiculous sight
he presented. This didn't, seem to
bother him, however, for he kept right
on at work, and to the surprise of ev
erybody he finished third with Count
"Those who had bet on the horse
appeared to take their supposed loss
with good grace and joined in with
the rest of the crowd in giving the
rider a great send-off as he came back
to dismount, but their look of chagrin
gave way to one of surprise when the
numbers were hung out and they saw
that Count Navarro was third. Some
said it was a mistake and others asked
what it meant, but when the numbers
stayed out until the horses were
called to the post for the next race
those who had bets on the horse for
third place made a rush for the bet
ting ring, and they took what was
coming to them without asking any
questions. But even at that some
of them acted as if they were robbing
the bookmakers, and hurried away as
soon as they got hold of their money
for fear, I suppose, the fancied mis
take would be found out before they
got away.
"It turned out afterward that the
man who rtvle Count Navarro in his
long trousers, shirt sleeves and a
slouch hat was none other than CahilL,
the steeple chase jockey, who some
times rides for the owner of Count
Nsvarro. Being in the inner field
where the steeple chase races are run,
seeing the accident, and knowingthat
under the steeple chase rules if he
could mount the horse and finish
within the money it was allowable.
Cahill tbok a chance, and, what ia
more, pulled it off."
"Weary Explains Him Preference?.
"It's a great pity dat all calves
can't grow up to be cows and not
bulls. Becuz de cow gives ycr corn'
beef san'v.ichcs an' milk punch jags,
while de bull gives ycr heart disease
n' nervous prostration." Puck-
if you consider yourself
as one in need of an Eiectric
Seal Jacket and you haven't,
ordered one yet we, would
say to you, "order, one- at
your earliest opportunity.""
The supply of our' skins
may be exhausted before you
will come to see us or Aye
may be so busy that we wiil
not . be able to take,, your
order for delivery for several
. At present our offer holds
good for an Electric Seal
Jacket, best iit guaranteed.
(Proprietor, A. KATZ & CO.

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