Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on July 31, 1904 · Page 21
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Rochester, New York
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21 ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND- CHRONICLE. SUNDAY. JULY 31. 1904. 7 Buy Now. Pay as You Can. Your Credit is Good at "The Reliable." ANTIQUITIES OF NEW YORK CANES ARE MORE POPULAR NOW CHUMS OF THE WILD BEASTS ANIMAL TRAINER TELLS OF NOTIONS THEY HAVE. MANUFACTURER'S SAMPLE SALE WE have just closed a deal with a large stove foundry to taKe their entire sample line, and as we purchased these goods at one-half their actual value, we intend, as long as they last, to give the Rochester people an opportunity to buy a good 'guaranteed cooRing Range at one-half of the price other stores are asKing for same, and all the credit you want without one cent extra for the credit accommodation, face horse climbed up one side of the pile of bricks ami down the other, and the belt line car followed. I saw it done. The horse said that if all the track was as level as that it wonld put another fifty years on to the end of his life. A belt line surface horsecar is never allowed to be washed. It is said that in the eleventh century a driver who scraped a piece of mud off bis dashboard" Was instantly dismissed. Since then the rule has never been transgressed. The officials of the company swear that all their cars were freshly painted at the time of the Louisiana Purchase, but tliey have consistently refused to open the company's books in proof of their allegation. They also assert that two disused artillery horses were purohaseil at the termination of the war of independence. It is impossible to obtain confirmation of this. One car of which I am especially fond has had its number carried away and replaced by a blank tin plate all except the final 0. There is no reduction of fare for traveling in this car. The Americans are . a brave people. "Hobson'e choice" his became a household word among the nations. Bat few-Americana have been found brave enough to board a belt line surface horsecar. Bravery when carried to excess ceases to be bravery and becomes foolhardiness. Besides, clothes are proverbially expensive iu America. It is not known why these relics of a defunct civilization persist in existing. Some say that it is to scare the alien, through whose quarters they mostly run pardon the euphemism. It appears to be hoped that these poor people will report the true state of the case to their friends and relatives in Eastern Europe, and that thus a powerful anti-immigration influence will be established. They do say that in the years to come the belt line surface horseears may be replaced by electrical surface-contact cars. One never knows. The greatest, most flourishing institutions have sometimes fallen into decay, and the belt line system horseears may yet be taken from us. Very well. On that day I quit New York never to return. np, and then he will do his act as well as any of them. "One of our elephants used to have a dog for a chum, and would curl his trunk around the dog at night and the two would sleep together. The dog got lost and the trainer of that elephant worked , for three months to get the beast to accept a new doz of the same breed as a chum. "It was no go. Every time that dog came within reach the elephnntn-ouWmake a wicked blow at him with his trunk, and the trainer had to give it up as a bad job. "Bears are probably the easiest to train that is. some bears. The Thibet bear, though, is no nse after he in alout three years old. because he gets savage then and you can't work him. One of our boys lost the bigzest part of his forearm in "a scrap with one cf them that had reached the limit a little earlier than usual. "The hyena can be trained to some extent, but doesn't seem to have as much intelligence as the others. He is a much abnsed animal as a rule, and isn't nearly as savage and vicious as is supposed. I never knew one to attack a trainer without cause, and the one atttack that was made upon me was the result Of my own carelessness. "But my particular hobby is monkeys. I would sooner train a biz monkey than any animal I know of. Then it is like a game of chess a regular battle of the wits. They are so much above all other animals in intelligence that they give more trouble than the rest and produce better results when conquered. Many a time I have had my coat ripped off my back and been pounded just as a man would pound me by one of the big apes. T trained one baboon that used a tricycle anJ used to lock it up and tie it up after lie was through, using a rope and tying it in most wonderful knots. That beast once grabbed me and held my hands while he bit my face, and another time he grabbed my coat, pulled me down to him. jerked my watch out of my pocket and smashed me in the face with it before I could dodge. "But the monkeys are the thing, and I would sooner have a monkey to train than to be in. a room with a million dol-dars." Here La Belle Selica, who in private life is Mrs. Mack, came in with Miss Ora Cecil, and took up the story of the how. Selica performs with lions and Miss Cecil with leopards, a puma and a jaguar. "The little cats," said Miss Cecil, "are nicer than the big ones, I think, but more treacherous, and have to be handled each in his or her own way. 'hey are playful at times and like to be petted, but you never can be sure whether they will hurt you or not. $25.00 Cast Ranges, well known makes in Rochester, while they last, $12.50 5 ; $20.00 Cast Ranges, are guaranteed bakers, made cf best malleable castings, until they are sold, $11.50 One of the great chances we are offering you in this sale. $12.69 High shelf $2 extra. Credit to out of town trade. lljJWJ."ii q The Red Front Stare. Rochester's Newest an I Most Libera! House Furnishers 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 z 4 4 4 4i 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4, 4' 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 : 4 4 4 4 4 4 i 4 4 4 $45.00 Steel Ranges, come and see foryour-self, standard makes, now the sample goes for $22.50 $35.00 Cast Ranges, all new goods with latest improvements, now the sample goes for $17.50 THE CREDIT YOU WANT HDD a HERE And good credit, too i the kind that once tried will make you want mors. Our reputation for reliable clothing, lowest prices, honest square dealing ana ample protection to people out of employment was made years before our competitors ever thought of going into business. That is the reason for our gigantic business, and our store always doing business in season and out. We don't want your money if our liberal methods are not satisfactory to you. WE LEAD, Others trv to follow. Save Money on Furs by placing your order with us now. Naturally we quote very low prices for Summer work, yet we will give you the best results of which -we are capable and you know our reputation in that respect. Call us up on either phone for information. These tiny Capsules are superior to Balsam of Copaiba. Cubebs or Injections and AirrvvA CURE IN 48 HOURSV"'4"" the same diseases witlv out inconvenience. DR, DAH'A'II'S COMPOUND Cotton Root Tablets Wii) positively relifre the tivmt obntioat feniai lktiF''' L.AK1TIK.--. rirtions, el.., trom auv i'Iu'wh in twelve hours. Pru -e ! iornnied. toerfii, harm r-gul T lor women. W til u"t In ure I iie uioir riell.-ate i' rton. jT-ureo iv au mil ii i IT I' nr M" m ALL 9P 5i Oh MEN SHOW A GROWING FANCY FOR THEM. STYLES USED IN NEW YORK Sticks Are Carried UptotCn Rather Than in the "Business Districts. "Bamboos With Little Ornamental tion Some Cold Headed Canes. New Tork Sun. Somebody said once that a cane was a necessity to an Englishman and a luxury to au American. However that may be, it is nevertheless true that Americans carry 'canes more than they did, at least New Yorkers do. Nowadays, when the men who ara left in town go home to dress: before dinner at a club or at one of the city restaurants, they carry canes with them. If they go down to one of the beaches, as many of them do, for the evening, they will take the trouble to carry a cane with them. . It can scarcely be sail that carrying a cane is just now a fashion. But it is in the air, and men who once would not have thought of such an accessory to dress unless they were rigged up for a Sund-iy stroll on the avenue with frock coat and high hat now take a stick with them. There cannot be said to be any fashion in sticks. But there are two rules that most careful men adopt when they go to select a cane. They will pick out a simple one, with little silver or ornamentation of any kind. And they will most probably select a bamboo, as this wood in its various forms is the most popular and the most modisn. Young men incline to the wansree bamboo, the rough unpolished wood with a crook at the end. A thin band of silver near the head of the stick or about the end is all the ornament that the best models show. Sometimes, when the stick is straight and without a crook, the end is finished with a silver cap. . The wangee bamiboo is adapted only to small sticks and is favored most by young men, who also carry frequently a stick of square rnalaeca, pointed at the ferrule and growing larger toward the head. These canes are ornamented with plaia silver caps. The light colored bamboos are less in demand, although they are more popular in summer than in winter. Some very attractive light yellow bamboo sticks were in the window of a Broadway haberdashor yesterday. '"Those were imported from one of the best Ijondon makers." said the salesman, "and we meant that thay should sell for S4. lou can boy one for .?1 if tou want it. ' " i ' i '- ' y are of fine Indian bamtxo ami are as carefully made as a i i : -f 1 1 stick i - o ; ( i i t 1 -1 1 1 i ' iv 1'orkers do mil seem ' - w 1 1 1 i f them. 1 .' 1 1 explain t f i :t t. only in one way. Tliey are finished. 3-on see. wirLi a small ball of hammered silver gilt. I think that :i 1:1 'i 1 1 pan 01 pam-uj&LGq 6t.QL fcijr I iprajr fpf 1 1 1 n emu ii ball of hammered silver gilt. I think that jrilt ciiol tiie hnsiaess. "Nowadays in f 1. 1, v -cs-ants 1 '. I J on r. eaxie. I t ' too mnoh like the old fashioneii ffold-heaileil cane of our grandfathers. So just ttiar little ball of silver trilt makes those oanes sell lor one-fourth of their -value. Another forra of oamboo cane wriicti has held its own in the fashion is a stick surmounted by a round carved silver head. It is dark kowu and highly polished. The head of silver is carved usually in Louis XVI. style or some rococo pattern. These canes may be very expensive, eostiilf? from .Slil to S40 if the; are hand carved, or about half that sum if they are made by machinery. They are too dressy to be carried except with a silk hat and frock coat, but there ia nothing handsomer to be had and they remain always in style. The jewelry houses have the heads separate, ami they are fitted to the sticks afterward. Many men who buy the silver heads at a jeweler's prefer to buy the bamboo from a cane or umbrella dealer, s they think that the woods are likely to be more carefully selected and to be found in larjrer variety. Although gold headed canes may not be much in demand among men vrho are searching for the last word in smart dress, there are still many of them manufactured chiefly for the benefit of older men, who, as a rale, receive them as presents. One of the salesmen in a jewelry store that has many handsome canes on exhibition told the Sun reporter that he could scarcely remember a case in which a gold-headed cane had been bought (by the man who intended to nse it. It is in most cases a gift from some of the women of his family and sometimes from an old friend. Then there is still a demand for gold-headed canes to be given to Sunday-sehool teachers and other respected individuals. P.ut for general wear the gold-headed cane is little sold. Large round ma la oca sticks with pimple gold caps are a staple model. Generally they are ornamented wirh the monogram of the owner. Ash sticks are sometimes decorated with a design in color, the patterns being cut out of the hark. The colors used to outline these designs are gray, green and brown. Ebony sticks of the kind our ancestors prized, which were finished in nearly every case with the gold head, are rarely seen in the shops. The very particular man who wants a cane such as even the jewelers do not provide seeks a .silver head in the antique shops. These are not genuine antiques as a rule, but they are likely to be copies of old canes and are fashioned in accordance with the syles of the period in which the men who carried them had also white gloves and lace handkerchief..;. These sticks are, of course, to be used only on special occasions, and are not adapted to .general use. On the roof gardens, nt the restaurants and at the theaters the increasing number of men that carry sticks shows that there may be a time -nhen the r-ane. if it does not become a necessity to the New Yorker, will at all events be something more than a luxury. Bugs Raise Land Values. London Tit-Bits. All entomologists know that rare buter-flies or moths recur acain and a sain in due season in one small farm of a very fe'.v acres, and yet will not be found in any other spot in England for lx miles round though a vast fortune were offered for a single specimen. To such a favored spot ardent entomologists will flock and will pay a fee to be allowed to hunt for the insect itself or for its caterpillar or chrysalis. In one case a Lincolnshire farmer has realized a small fortune upon a dismal swamp meadow surrounded by dikes and small willow trees, for in this field specimens of the gorgeous -Camlerwell beauty" butterfly have been found vvlien they have been almost wholly non-existent elsewhere. Oaiy lately some acres of sedge were MORE ESPECIALLY THEBELT LINE HORSE CAR. LONDONER THINKS OF HOME Impressions of a Foreigner in the Coarse cf a Trip in One of the Old Fashioned Vehicles Cheap Form of Entertainment, York Even tag Post. Some travelers have gone so far as to assert that the antiquities of New York are as scarce as snakes in Iceland. This is a needless exaggeration. There are no snakes in Iceland, but there are at least two first-class antiquities in New York. One is St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway, at which George 'Washington worshiped in the remote dimness of the eighteenth century. The other is the belt line surface horsecar. Before the Indian came, the belt line surface horsecar roamed the untrodden groves of Manhattan. It is growing old now, naturally. It may be that the fiery elan of its youth is something grown cold. Preadventure its nimbleness is not what it was. Like the okapi, or the giant sloth of Patagonia, the belt line surface horsecar shuns the light of day, clinging mostly to the obscure shades beyond the Bowery, or the low-lying swamps around the coast. It is as one who has lived beyond his time: a creature over whose head the tide of evolution has rolled. It is as a being left behind stranded on the shores of tim". To the lonely Londoner there is nothing in all New York so affecting as the belt line surface horsecar. The sight of a belt line surface horsecar brings tears to his eyes and a lump to his throat. It reminds him of home. In the outer parts of London, that great city, we have what is known as the suburban 'bus. The hand of dissolution has long been upon it: it is very nigh unto destruction: yea. nigher than the Fifth Avenue and the Central Park 'bus, But like that cognate relic of early colonial days, it is possessed of a miraculous power of coherence. Compared with a London suburban 'bus. the Deadwood coach is as a Pullman saloon to a belt line surface horsecar. The driver of a crack Strand 'bus; once said, alluding to a suburban 'bus; "They comes nobody knows where from, and they goes nobody knows where to." Even so is it with the belt line surface horsecar. The belt line surface horsecar seems to the Londoner in some subtle way to belong to himself more than to New York. It seems to have neither part nor lot in this bright, hurrying city, but rather to carry with it something of the atmosphere of the gloomy north. Anti the Londoner is prare- fill. To him the heir line s nors oar jrro-ws very oear. W ) i -t i I ! 1 1" - ;i in.' f ii Xew York, n nil felt homesick, X used "Co gro do"wn and look at a i n" 1 1 line surface horsecar- That wa3 usually sufficient. When I became fli'.U anl naeaJ excite- zmm inninrat: : When I became dv.ll and needed excite-ment I "vonlrl ' i out of a nipht and take 11 i 1 1 J . - .ill i belt 1 1 1 1 - surface horsecar. If yon can ride a buck-jumping horse, yon need It:, v i- no fear of a belt line surf ace horsecar. It careers throush the streets of Xew York like a ship io an ocean swell. If you think of riding on a belt line surface horsecar, it is better, if you can, to have been a sailor or a fire-engine man. It is the chapest forra of entertainment in ew York. It is more innocent than the theater and almost as accessible as Coney Island, and it lasts longer. A belt surface horsecar takes about the fame time as a "Wagner opera (unoiiti, and it only costs fii-e cents. It is worth double that, or even more. An Opportunity to Rest. It is the only place in New York where you are allowed to sit down for any length of time. When I first came to New York I tv n s the only man in the city who was not in a hurry. I liked to take a walk down Broadwav, and when I came to St. Paul's chapel, to stand and muse upon the flight of time. Then one day a policeman clubbed me I had failed to hear his earlier remonstrances and I tried sitting; on the gravestones in the churchyard. I had scarcely collected my thoughts when the sexton came and abused me for being nearly shut in all night. Then I tried to find a seat in City Hall park, but the benches were all fall of the American working men. Then I tried a free-lunch bar. I purchased five cents worth of beer, ate a hearty lunch, and stayed two hours and seven minutes. The proprietor was very good. He made a point of coming up and saying I might stay there all day if I liked that, he said, was what he was there for. But I felt that delicacy compelled me to come away. Then I found a belt line surface horsecar. Then I found peace. The belt line surface horsecar travels by -dark and devious ways, far from the haunts of man. It has ben seen to emerge into publicity for an instant, only to be as quickly lost again. It moves as in a dream, empty but unheeding, the horses shambling, with eyes cast down, the venerable driver wearing a scrubbly chin and a shocking hat. The projectors displayed marvelous discernment in choosing for it those streets where no passenger is ever likely to come. By this means all stopping and starting en route is avoided and the strain upon the horses is much reduced. The belt line surface horsecar has no terminus. It wanders around for ever and ever without hurry and without repose except that it is always in repose. It ia said to move in an orbit like a comet, coming round at a regular period of years, which has been mathematically calculated to nine places of decimals by a celebrated astronomer. Sometimes neither route nor destination is indicated on the car. Then not even the driver knows where it is going. The police have made several attempts to catch these "scaped belt lin5 surface horseears, but always without success. The fugitive has invariably dived down some dark alleyway known only to itself, and so eluded pursuit. It is not known how many of these fugitives from justice are now at large. In many parts of the city sporadically distributed sections of belt liiie surface rails are found imbedded in the common roadwny. These exist ia a state of complete isolation, ami are not known to bear any reliition to any esisring system. Their origin ba never been explained. If these historical remains ever hnd a purpose it has long been obscured iu the mists of antiquity. They are as puzzling to the archaeologist as the ruins of Stonehenge, the stones of Carnac. the barrows of the ancient Britons, or the vermiform appeu-dix. No obstacle has yet been invented capable of stopping a belt line surface horsecar. One day they were building a house while a belt line surface horsecar was coming up, and a load of bricks were spilled across the rails. The conductor climbed down and cleared the metals, then the sur A DIFFERENT BUSINESS A Lion With a Fancg for a Vresbs terian Minister In Elephant's LoVe for a Dog Cats That Witt Terfsrm Onlg far Women. New York Sun. A shrill wlijstl from the director, and immediately the band struck up a lively air, the doors of the lir arena were thrown open, and out in front of the audience frlpp'i some twenty-seven lions followed by one quiet, athletic, self-possessed man, and the show ira- on. While the'audienoe was marveling at the skill and daring of the performance, away at the front of the balcony by an open window which, overlooked the entrance to the animal palace, a man in a clown's costume was explaining the how of it all.- Bobby Mack can speak with authority on such subjects, because he h.-.s been an animal trainer all Lis iifp, and to quote his own expression, has handled everything "from a rat to tn elephant." "I"n't call me a lion-tamer," he bepin, "for there are none. There never was one, and I don't believe there ever will be one. "I am a trainer of animals, wild animals, that's all. And I sometimes think that's pretty near enough." he added, reflectively, as he lo-ked at a dozen or so scars on his arms and hands. "The one important point with any wild animal is to make it understand that yon are are the master. With that idea firmly fixed, au i its ignorance of its own power, you have made a splendid start. Then to train them to perform is merely a case of steak or stake, chop or club sandwich. "I don't wan't you to think." he added kastily. "that the animals are handled brutally. Nothinp of the sort is permitted here, and it would only spoil the animals If it were allowed. "But just the same the animals when twins trained are warded or punished by their trainer, just as children in school are. And. indeed, there could be no better illustration of the best methods of training wiid animals, than the kindergarten system of teaching children. "Fir.t and foremost, of course, the animals have to be gradually accustomed to the presence of their trainer. He feeds them, attends to them in many ways, ijfts them accustomed to having him near them, outside the cace at firsr. of course, end then gradually he gets into closer relationship with them, goes into their cages, pets to handle them a little, never showing ims of terronsness or fear. iw always prompt To punish any ;i T Tn U on him. V, i i - r i 1 1 . lias T-'.-lji the ftace whre 1 ;i 1 1 ' t 1 1 it ill. ii -"'. sit down in chair 1 - i i i lif !i 1 1 in) i a 1 1 i stroke it witti Ilia 1 ):!''. i Trithout beinp attackeiL it is about time for tiie real training to begin. "You can never tell bow a big cat, or b linje one (or m mmi js mi io Yon can never tell Low a rug cat. or a little oue. for that matter, is roing to i c T ! i uti tii' first KPts into tne arena, and that is 1 1 1 1 . i 1 i 3 i pretty anxious n 1 1 .111 '-n t for tile tramer. It sometimea takes o-ays To accustom tile 1 : --1 to tile arena- " i T rakes Tlfsuallt- from ten weeks to three months to teaeli the first tricir. a ml rlurinsr all til is time lie trainer is studying Lis charge, and vice versa, I presume. If more than one beast is to be used in the perfor.narrp, they are taudit sr-parata- y, tb t'Hlicr, thr-u thre and so on, one boinz aMtl to the number at a time until the whole troupe are in. "You can figure front that, maybe, how lmnoh time and patienee and nerve force, to sat nothinc of skin and tie?ih. Jack. Bonarita lias employed to pet i -S twenty-eeten lions to work together. "All the animals that work together, also, have to be taught to get along with each other, and are usually caged together, that is, in a row of cneps with HTP-ens between, so they gpt accustomed to each other and a trifle friendly, perhaps. Otherwise, there would be more scraps between them than a few. "As it is, there are plenty. There was one lion we had that killed a polar bear and two Thibet bears, bit a tiger in the baric and nearly killed it: and once, while iu the runway after a performance, he grabbed a lioness and carried her into the arena. "Nro, as we called that lion, made a mistake that time, though, because the hnle lioness turned on him in the arena and thrished him well, hurting him badly ia the fight. "There isu't cne of us in the place that hadn't been bitten and clawed a lot, generally, however, unintentionally. This' may Found strange, but it is true, nevertheless. "You see, the big cats don't know how strong t-hey are, and the curved claws are ijke steel hooks, curving inward as they i,.; and once they sink in. something ha to come with them. A lion can hurt you just as badly by placing his paw ei!y on your Land or lez and simply sinking his claws ia and contracting them, as though he made a swipe at you and rea.-'K-d you. ! "And the same is true of all the cats. ! Lions are the easiest to train as a rule, beinz less nervous than the others. It doesn't xjiatfer mm-h at what age you bozin to work them. and. as matter of fact, those direct frm the wilds are easier to train than thne born in captivity. "Most of them are just as notional as any woman ever thought of being. They take likes and dislikes, and they stick to them f,r good. "'I have a photozraph of one of my lions taken with a Philadelphia minister, a Presbyterian. I think he was. who came into the place one day, and after standing in front of the cace for sometime, asked me if he could go into the case. I let him o so. and that lion just made the biggest f-- over him you ever heard of and kicked up an awful Vow when he left the caze. If that m:.n were to come in now and whistle for the lion, the brute would howl like mad uptil the minister went over to his caze and stroked him. "I remember once, in Buffalo, putting- a little b!a-k cur dog in a cage with a lion and tiger that worked together. There w'is a .screen door between the animals, fiad I threw the dog iu with the lion. "During the night they got the screen dor,P joshed aside somehow, and I found then, in the morning all three asleep toll ether. Wei!, that dog stayed with them f'jr a b. nit three months and had the time Of his life. "One d;iy one of the lioys let him out and he ran away and got lost. A few days later I made the experiment of putting another dog. as much like the first as possible, in the caze with the lion. That one didn't last long enough to teli of it. "Take the lion anl the lamb we have hero. They have been together ever since they were born, almost, and the lion is fond of mnt'ou or land), too. "That lion won't work in the arena unless the lamb is driven in with him. We have tried it often, but you simply can't make him perform until the lamb shows DIPLOMATS AND STOCKS Knowledge of Situ&tioi in International Affairs is Valuable. New York Tribune. The manner iu which the European markets foreshadowed, by rapid and violent move-meats, the developments of this week's Anglo-Itassiau crisis, has siveu rise to a ramral question, how far "advance tips" may have been deliberately given to the Slock Exchange by diplomats with earliest luiow :eiige of the situation. Such incidents are almost certainly very rare; for the rea.rson, if fcr no other, that the head of a foreign oilioc must be above jsuspiciou La such matters, and tbat subordinates could not do it safely, if they could do it at all. The one case where there eeeuied to te reasonable doubt was that of the French public men on, the eve jt the FTaaco-lTussian war, concerning vhoiu Els-niarck's opinion is thus quoted by Ids biog- raplier: . In- subject of stock eicanue speeular i-on it i auin intrxiui;i;d, ami L ii .-iii.-f oii--e more dniie r ti.- issibuity of tu mine to m, -ii-irotiiit tiie always v - r" ilmitt-l knim 1-. 1 1 '- - 1 1 1 -1 1 1 1 r i - 1 1 i . i v ) i . i v . lit i . i i i ; i i -: i ' . . .-ill . I .. -1 , !-.' 1 i -i 1 1 1 1 events oulj j: IT t ' -1. tile Bivurtie aflerwiirda, iinil Liiii da;- wuu LuiiC is golu to n-anpen u u t re fors-jt-n. "Of course, IX oue could contrive tbiTis jmj as ro :c:iii!i 8 SHU l 3 (iPpiiooniiK r.on.LsH, on i-onjq r.;rrri.i-i.& rptii.-t rr to coirr. If on -r,d ccatrire rLiu- so as to rinKiut-e f a il lut T Ixat ia titiar:i 1 rle I i ram trior 1 1 ti a on e- so, a ''.-rd i 11 c to li:i t Iinsseil j,-t- t j l.v jsitii X - He 1 m Li--i Ills 1 . .r tuue In tbat On? ri lnt I iiot say t lx-i. t. I r i ti r. about t ho- tva-r wit li runt t--l- ject. I ; 1 ? i - r a.iso -larried on that f-. i-1 of business not for himself, bin witli tli fr-t lino t fa is mistress and when i "was on tiie point of r-iri discovered, iie poison e-d iiiLn'lf. On- miuiu: 'aie advantage of one's poMtiou In a. rather Vvxa oishonest way." The court of Napoleon III. was notoriously a corrupt stook-johbinK rinff, ami It is probable eiiiMijh tku the minisTurs spcularwl on advance Information. thou;h IDmvk's Cation that thor caused the war. in order to break the market, is absurd. Jiut the n:ost upright of forei-rn offices, on the othor l.nml, has a eertain surroTiiidintf- of poIit!-iixis, bunker, and nowsivi per rorn-spon-li-nt". wiio are n in'vlTahir Hub with t lie Stok: t-'.-xflittniz. f'wple in Wall r-r who the 1mpMsihil- it j- of keepiriir seoret important eorrwraiica ue-ws will understand what happens in Jowiiinar street and rhe Quai iOrsay. SOLD SHOES OFF FEET. StocK Exchange Brher Contrived to MaKe Bargain in Horse-Play. New York Sua. The tPdiura of a sUepy half holilav session of the outside market wan vnried yesterday by a sale at aui-tiou at which most of the members present competed wita eaeli other vigorously, but which left the original owner of the property still In possession. When 1'ercy Guard appeared on the curb at the opening of business yesrerdaT nioni-liiff he wore a pair of new russet shoes of surpassing brilliancy. Now, tiie curb broker are accustomed to a good .leal i i the way of personal adornment but the fseintiliatiO'ii of Mr. Guard s shoes wk-j too much for them. They held a council of war and it was eventually decided that the shoes must be put up atid sold to the high. -at bidder. Guard, who has a flue commercial in-rlcct, consented to the sale with what seemed to be somewhat suspicious alacrity, but his face fell when he heard the amounts that were bid. For a time 'M cents seemed to be tiie largest sum ottered. After louy and arduo efforts by the auctioneer, however, a bid of was obtained and the shoes were knocked down to L. Hoi i son. The seller of the shoes naturally supposed that the articles would follow the usual course of stock transaction and need not be transferred until the following day, bnt the purchaser in.-isted upon immediate delivery, and was upheld in his demand by the majority of the brokers. In spite of Guard's frantic protests, therefore, the shoes were taken from his feet on the spot and for a time he wandered about the street In his stocking feet to the vast delight uf his fellow brokers, who had anticipated him by purchasing ail the old shoes in the neihli4rins ottiees. Rut Hobsin. the purchaser, had in tli meantime inspected the shoes more closeiy nnd repented of his bargain. so, in order to jt his money back if possib'e, lie ofTer-d them nxain at auction. Guard, seeing ;k other wav out of the difficulty, bejrau to bid for the articles, ntid having but few competitors, was enabled to repurchase them at 52 45. The transaction had, therefore, netted him a profit of rr cents. IN U. S. ARMY 58 YEARS Ranger Beddow of Leavenworth Post Has Unique Service Record. Leavenworth Times. Among the oldest residents of the Post is James II. Beddow, who is known as the- truardian of the srovprnment grounds. He celebrated his fifty-eighth year iu tlus service of I'ncle Sam. Mr. Beddow first enlisted on July 21. 1, for the Mexican war in K troop of the First Irag:M.ns. He served through thi war and when ordered to this post the troopers walked from Jefferson Barracks, Mo. This was in the year of 14. and they arrived here December 24th. When the troop was assigned to quarters it occupied the old building which stood by the old rock wall north of liraut monument, and at-that time Company i. Sixth infantry, was stationed here and armed with the old flint lock ritie. Kauser Beddow is now nearly 7L years of ace, and has served, duriug liin years of duty, under many noted-generals, and they all know him personally. Mr. Beddow probably has the distinction of having served in the army longer than auy other soldier. His last campaign was wilh the Indians under his troop commander, Captain James II. Carleton. At that time Colonel E. V. Sumner was ia command of the regiment. burned in the district known as Wickham Fen, and every entomologist in the land is mourning the fact, for in this locality insect specimens have been found that were thought to have died out in England. There is one small x'lantation at the edge of a considerable forest that, solely through the insects found there, brings in to the owner an average of .$2,0m a year. The actual value of the land is only a very-few pounds. WOLF RAN AMUCK.. Gray Animal Tore a Piece from N egro W om a n"s Dress Dashing r&st. Louisville Courier-Jonrnai. A lon;r, lean, vicious Jookins grraj- timber wolt escaped from Ills eagre at tiie JI8B91B m M m Jliais w k.t zmm m Ha i u ro iloutana saloon. Tenth and .Macazinc T f". 1 i t-, . -1 1 1 T 1 y a : 1 '1 cs.iiKti wilil i -V.-i ! --'ii. lit t n: ii ii iiii bour 111' neighborhood, snapping at erpryone in his path. The wolf. which is or the tjpe k no w n a3 "lopers" on. account of their long easy movement in running, jumped from the cage as the door was opened in order that he might be given food. lie jumped through a door and into the street. As .ooji as he tpppared on the siilcwalk the children, -wLo. were playing about thfl street, ran scream in?. The wolf turned down Magazine street to Eleventh and ran in Eleventh. lie turned in yards and as he rrosseil the yard of S:irah Harris, a nepro woman, he ran directly at her. She -was so frightened that she could not move until the animal was within a few feet of her. Then she jumped directly up in the air and as the wolf passed lie tore a piece out of her dres with his teeth. lie then turned toward the wall that surrounds the home for the Aged Poor. Workmen who were upon the wall jumped down on the inside and one made such a precipitate jump that his right knee was badly twisted. Charles Hall, the owner of the Montana saloon, set out in pursuit of the wolf soon after it left the house. The ttuimal was dragging a heavy chain -with it. but made good progress in spite of it. Hall chased the animal and he was followed by a great crowd. The wolf turned up Chestnut, and after a circuitous route, was finally cornered between a house and a billboard. Armed with a heavy club Hall, who has had the animal for five years, and who claims to be ati animal trainer of considerable merit, approached carefully, calling the wolf "Jack." He succeeded in getting hold of the chain and then by displaying the club managed to take the beast back to its den without being injured. The Quail as a Bug Killer. v Hennessey (Okla.) Clipper. On of the best practical farmers related to us the other-day how he came to change his mind about killing birds. He said he formerly took a gTeat deal of pleasure wirh his gun and dogs. About six months after coming to the territory he told his wife he woukl go out and kill a few qnnil. It was about 4 o'clock, ro calling his dogs he started out on his own farm. He soon shot tJiree quail, and his wife, knowing that if he got thoroughly interested in the pursuit of game he would be out till long after supper time, persuade,! him to come back to the house and they wonld have supper, when he could go again. "All right," said the farmer; '"I will dress these and we'll have them for supper." His wife remarked on the fullness of the craws of the birds, and on opening one it was found packed full of chinch bugs! Out of curiosity they counted and found over 400 dead chinch bugs in the craw of one quail! Said the farmer, hi relating the circumstances to us: 'I just cleaned up the gun and have not shot a bird since, and if you'll cni down, to my place of a morning or evening and see the birds coming to my farm you'll think they knew their friends." Smoking Room in Public Library. Pittsburg Tress. A reading riMm where men may look over the newspapers and magazines and enj'- s cigar la hup of the improvements pr'" fr tho Allegheny Carneg;e library. IKr,--t.-r Mellvaln, of the Depart merit of ruft. ic Works, and the librarian are working out plans. Advancement In library construction lu recent yearn has in some place provided for smoking rooms for men, netting them apart from the portion of the building provided for the general public. It 1m argued that many a man who desires to sit down and read the papers -will go to the library, where lie Is uurrounded by the best of Influence", rather than eek some resort where he will be weleeme only because lie hn money Iu bit poeket and where be will be permitted to mii'iki'. All mien governing tli" library will ppiy to the mea's room except thut re-lifting ti &uuokiiitf. "The more quiet they are the more close- ' ly you have to watch them, and they never make me nervous so long as they snarl and spit and make a fuss. They are trained exactly as the lions and other animals are and are affected by the weather and by changes in the place of performance and in the properties used more than by any change in the dress of the performer. "One funny thintr about them, thousrh. is that eats of this sort that ha-re 0'ii onoe handled by a "woman "wrill not work for a man. I on n't etpiaia it. but it's BO." elioa t- f 1 , 1 1 :i I jost finished ner 2noe "witti the lions, nodded assent to all that i i :i i been said. "I like the animals, you know, and ! 1 1 11 11 n 1 ..I UKS H16 aniiusris:1 Iojt Y-UQuJ $nq "I like the aaimak, you know, and baven't mueh trouble with them," sine said. ' I 1 1 1 it 1 lit what 1 should , I 1 41 nice. 1 1 1 1 -1. oocnoation i n" a lady. It's tne uncertainty of what is goinir to nappen that makes one nervous, and. that, oouplexi -with the knowledge that if the animals ever realise that you are afraid of them your power is erone, helps to keep the tension pretty high. "You see, I haven't the aid of a hypnotic eye, even if it were any good, to help control the beasts. And the only hypnotism there is in the game, to be absolutely frank with you, is the hypnotism of quiet determination and a touch of force, backed by the ignorance of iower in the animals." Selioa. it may be stii. is the only American woman lion trainer in the world, and was born in New York aloat twenty-two years ajro. Miss Cecil, who is a native of St. Catherines. Ontario, is about the sane age as r?elica; Bobby Mack is only 24. Bonavita has just turned 28 and Thomas Maeksey, another of the proup, is about 2.". Not a single gray hair m the lot, and not one of them as old as Wallace, the lion that has grown too old to perform, and has received more and longer press notices than any other animal has ever been credited with, except, possibly. Jumbo, Barnnm's old elephant. Is it only the young who can succeed in the business, or do they all put the animals through their paces once too often? A PHILADELPHIA PET. It is a Flymouth RocK Hen Owned by a Philadelphia Lawyer. Philadelphia Telegraph. A prominent lawyer who resides in an attractive portion of Walnut street. be-y nd the river, has a queer sort of pet. It isn't a parrot, nor a dp. nor a cat it's au everyday chicken, a Plymouth hen. pete is an intelligent bird. She does all sorts of tricks, including a graceful jump, as chicken jumps go, and spiral walking through its master'? feet, as he wanders around the yard. Pete has won a warm spot iu the hearts or the household. She has free access to the richly furnished apartments of the en-tirt house, beside having a special room of her own. - The lawyer in question anticipated a trip to the Thousand Islands over the holidays of July 4th, aui naturally, when the preliminary arrangement" for the three days' trip were being talked over the other night, the question arose: "What shall we do with PeteV" "Do with Pete?" interjected the barrister. "Why, Pete must go along." And so the preliminary arrangements included a method of transportation for the tame chicken. By the way, this same chicken lays one egg "every day, and it' the only egg her fend master will eat at the breakfast table. Other varieties are said to be in ferior. This would signify that Pete is useful as well as ornamental. His Women FolKs TooK His Clothes. Portland Orejjonlan. The present tendency In femiaine fashions to Imitate masculine garb leads frequondy to disastrous eonsequences, as in the ease of a well-known lawyer here in Portland. He Is a senior member of the firm, and somewhat addicted to slumbering avray the morning hours, so his partner was not muh surpriwd one morning some time since when he dhl not appear at the usual time. But when 11 o'elix k came he thought It would be well to call up his number and see what was the matter, and received this doleful reply: "Am la bed. Will explain when I gee you." It seems that his wife, who Is a dvoree of golf, hnd left early for the links, appropriating his hat and his new- shoes. His oldest daughter, noticing the threatening ky. hnd leeu delighted to wear his raincoat, and his other daughter hnd nuburltuted his :) and negligee sufcrt f'r her own, as It was gvmniifiuii: day at schirol. 'He i reported to have snld that the rec of htfl npparel. rhough less presenrahle. would have been parading the streets :o If there had been another girl tn the family, so he consoles himself with the fact that there wsND t and gets with the early bird Oi li ami r-l ia"!1 iei'iHi v.-v ot i rrHr ,,rint' In 'iliiKMM "t riilli. o. IAI'ILW Kl. V F hurt len-lar o uratM.i! fre... UP V ATT.-: SI OA NT. om ur miui. j-toura: is to A P. M. KiTlKDWt, in tor AUlra. Ir. Kar-w iu MeUieai Co., 1 Jtlvc-ljr Bailuiuit, lvoclieater, ii . .

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