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BASEBALL GO NOTES AND COMMENT OF THE NATIONAL CAME;.- .; •; ; THE BEST >APER IN THE CITY, IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, NOW. Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. "Itchcr Griffith of the Chlcncos MukliiK unf Enviable Record — Mc-Giiiinlplc Popular • In Loulnvlllo — Nlclt XW" 1 -'" Charity— IJInmonrt Dn»t. . •-*• ANIMAL CURIOSITY. Evwn Uruto Cront/on ,S'fl<;inn to Jlo Striping Aft?r ttio nijvlior Tliltms. Tlt-v. Ijr. C. ,7. Adams, in a reccn lettor to Mic Kingston Freeman, Xe York, inciclcutjiliy relates thu folio" 1 inf; 1 : "That nia.ii Ls more discontented with things as they arc—thutmnji ha; more imagination than the lower ar.i ' nia-ls, I do not for a moment question. But thn.t the lower animal lias 00-th reason and imn.q'inatioii, in common with man, i.s a* unquestionably t.rnc as that the sun shines. Cut the question i.s now (In; one of curiosity and discontent. Coivs rebel against restraint. A (fi'-ntluman la lovu 'told me about liis father waiting- the cows in hia farmyard to eat clover hay. They •would riot do- so, l>ecaiisc they preferred timothy hay. A brother farmer advised liiiu to in some way have tie cows approach the clover hay and theji drive them roughly awa,y, striking them over the snouts with a fork handle*. He did so and the result IV;LS that they ate all the clover liny and wanted more. Here vas a clear case of rebellion against restraint or prohibition. "Another farmer told roe that he built a fence about a straw stack, placing the rails upon posts a couple of feet hig-h. Against that fence the cattle- rebelled so cmphatacaJlj- that they stuck their heads under the fence and licked up the old broken mid soiled straws on the outside, over which they had walked before ajid which, they could not have been induced to touch had it not been for the fence. The fence v-as an. appetizer to the cattle, just as the limitatJbns of knowledge areappetii/ors toman. And in one-cnso as in the other the appetite was not physical. What the cattle-wonted was , liberty. The appetite WHS not of the body, but of the soul. "I received from Pittsburgh <Jie story oi a spider that decorates its web :us it weaves it with bits of log^vood, which it takes from u box—with no other possible purpose in mind than that of decoration. Another spider weaves a web with broad walls on it—made by pJaciijg- the threads more, closely than . they are placed elsewhere in the web. For v/hat purpose? Simply f° r t!ie purpose of decoration, or that it may have a. p-la.ee of outing or promenade, for another web is V-OVGII for the purpose of catching- food. That spider had an imagination. It was not satisfied with ordinary things. It.want- ed something extraordinary. Ask the Ttian who has hunted antelope on the. prairies and In; will tell you that he raises a flag anrl depends upon the antelope's curiosity bringing- it within range of his ball. Around the llafr that the hunter raises t'x: antelope •mores in ever-decreasing- circles till the'report comes that is prophetic of its death."—N. V. Times. CAM SOMNAMBULISTS SEE? A Phy*lclan Tolln « Good Story 111 Answer to This Question. A Star writer was asking the physician a frreatiua.ny questions and getting- answers to them, while the physician wasn't getting 1 a ceiitof pay fortliepart he was performing-. "By the way,"-inquired the Star man, "do you.think that a somnambulist can sec?" "Do you mean when he is awake or when he is .somnajiibuliv.ing-, KO to speak?" smiled the physician, "While- 1 ho is .somnarnbu'liidns', of course. I'm not. talking- about blind inca." "\Voll, I won't answer your question directly, but I'll tell you a story which may p-o an an answer. About ten- years ago I had as a roommate a. young: fcl- low who v;c.s a student in the medical college, and a bright, fellow he was, too. He was I oml oil Kljooliii,^, and to keep up his practice In; had aUnciur-frunanci ne converted tl-.e hall on the third floor, which we occupied, into a.-shooting gallery. I used to take a hand iny- seif every timel liad a chance, a IK! .sometimes for an hour at a timo he would be bang-ills' at the target he had fixed at the far end of the hall. "One mom-icy I came ic from a pn- ticiii's about three o'clock and found the whole upper story dark. 1 lit the {fas in the front room, which we used as sitting-room and was about to go out and light the gas in the bull, when the young- fellow came walking- in from our sleeping- room, attired in his iiig-ht clothes, and with his eyes wide open. I spoke to him, thinking something was tho matter with him, but he did not answer, and in a minute I saw that ho was walking 1 in his sleep, "This was not altogether unusual with him, but I had never caug-ht him in the act before, and concluded I would watch him. He came directly across the room, going around a chair and a table that stood Ju his path, and, opening a drawer where he kept the air gun, he took Jt out, and then, lie loaded it, getting the small bullets we used out of a box on the mantelpiece. This box he stuck into what would have been his coat pocket if he had had a coat on, but as he didn't the box fell to thr floor, which he took no notice of. "Then ho went into the dark hall, carefully avoiding nil furniture in his way, and going as straight to the door as if he had been awake. I followed him cautiously into the hall, and when he hud reached the usual point from which we did our firing, he stopped, took careful aim and fired. The slight snap and shock of the gun sceroed to have quite n different effect than cither ray voice or the bright light in the roo'ju, for on the instant he dropped tho gun, made a half step forward and fell nto my arms, just about as he would have fallen out of bed if he had been waked suddenly on its edge. "lie was wide awake in a minute and jog-cin laughing and asking me what had happened. I told him, a.ud we at once: lit the gas in the halland examined the target. The target had been re- jainiod after we lind had our last prac- .icc, so that we could see plainly where lis builet bad hit, and I assure you he lad almost.made a center shot. Now," :oncliidet! the physician, "in the lighted -oom he missed all the furniture in his way, and in the'dark 'hall he hit the •jrget. Do you think he could see, or couldn't he?" The answer wasn't quite satisfactory us JIM answer, but it made a problem to vresUe with, and the physician kindly consented to let his questioner Cgurc it out to suit himself.—Washington Star. l'-(O*rerM Amid tlio Snow. A gentleman who took a pleasure valk oi.'f on the hills west of town the other day days h'c found numerous jushos of. the wild currant in bloom, ud ' that the contrast between tlie bright red flowers and the snow-eov- red ground and bushes was very, strik- ng and beautiful. On his way out lie. aw some parties snowballing on a awn, and one of them was gathering now from among abed of daffodils and ivacintiis in bloom,—Portland Oregon- tin. Dasky Polltooc»*. A story oE the colored man's fondness or good words is furnished by the New York Tribune. It is well up to date, nd is about a venerable Philadelphia butler; He was helping a visitor to put on her walking jacket the other day, and seeing her struggling to push in her rebellious big sleeves, he said, in his most respectful manner: "P'r'aps you will hab do good ness to ;.iilo\v roc to suppress clem puffs, madam." LARK Griffith, the clever pitcher of the Chicago Club, of -"the National League and American' Association, was born Nov. 20, 1SS9, at Nevada, Mo., but learned to play ball with a """" sem) - professional team at Bloo-mlng- ton, 111. His first regular engagement, however, was in 1SS7, when he joined Unprofessional team that .represented i Bloomingtoii in the Illinois-Iowa L-sague. His good work that year In the pitcher's position led to his engagement with the Milwaukee team, of the "Western Association, for the season of 1SSS. This organization was at that time looked upon as onc'ot the strongest baseball organizations outside the National League or the American Association, but the promise of a successful financial result ol the campaign did not pan o-,it as well as anticipated; in fact, in a monetary point of view that year was one of the most disastrous known in the minor leagues of the West. During the first three weeks of the season it rained almost every day, and tho games which were contested •were played under lowering skies, i on muddy grounds and in the presence of few spectators. The financial loss of the association aggregated in even figures $4<l,000. However, Griffith look- part that year in twenty-nine championship contests, ranking fourth in the official pitching averages of the organization. He remained with the Mil- waukees during the next two scasoas, taking part in 1SSO in fifty championship games, in forty ot which "he.occu- pied the pitcher's position and (luring 1S90 -he took part, in forty championship- contests, In all of which"h'e. officiated- In the pitcher's position. In 1S91 he began the season with the St. Loui.s Club, cf the American Association, and finished it with the Boston team, of the same association. That was'the last year of that ill-fated but'sturdy, organization, which probably d.'.d more toward revising and improving the playing rules during the ten years oC its existence than did any other organization. Griffith took part that year with the two clubs in thirty-six championship games, and helped the latter materially in winning the pennant of its association. In 1S92 Griffith immigrated to the Pacific slope, and,during' that season played with the Tacoma team, of the Pacific Northwest League, unking fifth in the pitching averages of that league, with a percentage of .938. He signed with the Oakland. Hub, of the California League, for the season of 1S93, and remained with its team until August, when his release •was obtained by the Chicago Club, of tho major league, and ho finished 'the- sc-ason with the latter, but did not; take part In enough games with that club .o make a record in the o.'flcial aver- iges of the major league. However,' he shower! up sufficiently- weii to be "reserved for the season of 1SD4, taking part that year in forty-one championship gamins, and ranking seventh in the iflicial' fielding averages -for the pitches in the major league. During thq. icason of 1S95 he took part in thirty.-, nine ciiampionship games for the Chicago Club, and he .ranked well up in he ofllcial batting averages of the ma-. . was .too trying for him. Perhaps he can build up from mediocrity to a high standard and meet with some of the old favor that carried him to prosperity, it seems as though there !s a great deal of good In the Louisville team that Is not being brought out properly. The youngsters In that organization closed up last year in such good form that any critic was JusUgecl.. ifl l.qoldng for additional ileveTopraetit of'team' strength and Individual play in 1S9G. I thought McCIoskey had It In him, but, If he had, he hasn't been able to get it out, * * * Manager McGuanigle was Introduced to all the Louisville press bays, who took kindly to Mm, and he will be cordially supported, and if well wishes go for anything he ought to have a pennant winner. The club officials say they do not ask nor do they expect patronage until the team plays better ha!!. Expenses arc $300 a day, but they arc: willing to silently submit until a better article ot hall is given. It is no use saying anything about the recent games. They are nightmares that ought to be quickly -forgotten, although Clarke soer.is to have gotten back into form, ar.d Dexter Is catching a rattling good game, which shows the team is not as weak behind the bat us ic was thought the loss of Boyle would sial:e it. ,1. ft + The recent bruin 1 murder at Washington of Elsie Krogio, by a negro who sought to rob thccli.'1'.l cf herhonor,and [ailing in that cut her throat, occurred very near the residence of President Nick Young, at Ml. P.lcasant. The family of the murdered girl are honest, hard working Pennsylvania Dutch, but in destitute circumstances and the murder ol the child was a cruel blow to them. Kind-hearted Nick Young, knowing the deserving character ot the family, set about to smooth their rough path of sorrow. He at onee started two .subscription lists—one to give the murdered girl Christian burial, the other to give her family a gift. Through Dr. M. R. Fishbura and THEATRICAL GOSSIP. SAYINGS AND DOINGS OF THE PLAYERS' WORLD. Blltrlo I>elDa Becoming the ftloit Talked About Singer In the World—Evelyn Mlllarti Ilai Taken London by Storm —Notts of the. StHgp. NOTHER Ameri•can singer, most of whose experience has been confined to Europe, and who is as anxious to get more experience there as Miss Mc- Jntosh is to remain I l'.,'^.:?£.S here, is Marie Engel, of the Abbey, rcmarKaoie when It is rememrj.?rEC that at first it was very much a question if Sardou could bo made profitable here. His mKSterp'.ece, the play he has not yet ernia.i)cd, "Patrie)" failed twice, and "Andre Fortior" ww by no means profitable. These facts were hardly encouraging, yet Miss Davenport did not shrink from the trial. Moreover, she has known the American public—the most squeamish in the 'world—well enough to produce the plays and make them palatable. As a player, Miss Davenport has alj the elements of a great popularity, and as a manager she has an almost masculine courage and enterprise. Her success has been legitimately earned— iong i^ay it -continue. Company, which h season in Now York. Miss Engel just escaped being the beauty of the opera company this year. That honor was carried oft by the Pole, Lola Beeth. Kiss Engel was one of the first singers approached by 1m- pressario Mapleson, when he talked o£ the opera company of which Emma Eaines will, it is reported, be the head, JJut up to this writing, it is ::ot decided. She is most anxious for a year or two in Paris. She feels that such an a?so- cia-Jo'.: would add much to her repute if nothing to Lei- purse. All the world knows thai singin:; in Paris is almost a deed of charity in these days. However, the eyes of the universe arc fixed on the French capital and i: is worth while paying the price to be so conspicuous. Just now no actross in London .it more interesting ilian beautiful Evelyn Millard, who is playing Klavi.i in "The prisoner of ZenJ.i," at >-hc St. .Tames, Schoeffel & Grau I with George Alexander. It is not her ,s just closed its ! beauty, not the admirable 'York she has done in the rirovinres in i.lie brief time she lias been on -lie sing,?, not the attractiveness of h''.:' appearance af Flavia that make* hor face most i;;loi, esting, but the fact that slie is to be- coi.ic the wife of Anthony Hope Hawkins, the author ot "The Prisoner of Zcmla." Pretty, bewitching Marie Tempest was always a favorite over here. Hci dainty ways, her exquisite dressing, her most fctchingly wicked little eyes exerted a strange, fascin.-ningiiifluonce. We all adored her in "Dorothy," and even applauded her Dresden china performance of "Carmen." We tried to forgive lier when slie cut -jp so in "The Algerian." and even regretted her absence from the American tour of "An Artist's Model," the title role ot • which she created in London. It is good to know from her latest picture Apropos of that, ivlint a talk Man's De-inn's first appearance in "Orioro" in Paris, at the Opera Cowique has th;it,she hasn't fallen off any. caused! The wonderful little woman, now barely twenty, and not four years RIVERSIDE CYCLING CLUB. CLUBHOUSE: No. 527 BROADWAY. A Rest for Weary Riders. PRKSIDENT, J03. KRKIS. OFFICERS : YICK-PRF-SIDEST, F. W. SKINNER, CHAS. GllANT. , M, W, OHXSCH.UN, ST2w.\rm, C. A. SHAPF. All riders over 15 years of age elegible to membership. Initiation fee $1. Dues after first month 50c per month. or league, with a percentage oE ,319. A.mong' his best pitching performances was the preventing the St.-Louis; team rom making more than four safe hits off him on June 30, 1885, .at Chicago, :il., the Chicagos winning by 7 to 1. • • * * *" .- • '*" >' So Willie McGunnigle has gone' to: Louisville to raise that team from the' slough of despond. Strange, too, that he should drop in Just in time to meet his old friends, the .Brookiyns.. The year that McGunnigle sat on the bert'clv with the championship team in Brooklyn was the hapliest o£ bis life. .He was a proud man then, and : 'hie mind seemed to be fertile with base ball" ingenuity. McG-unnlBle. was not one; of MANAGER M'GUN-NIGLE, Nick's son Robert Hie necessary amount for the burial was soon raised among the good people o£ Mt. Pleasant. The village shoo maker and the em- ployes of the Fourteenth street car line raised $31 and the park policemen 'chipped ID $16. Mr. Young reported that the funeral expenses, $103, had been paid, and that $20 'had been given Mrs. Kreglo for immediate use; also that he and his son Robert had given Mrs. Kreglo a good cow and paid a debt of ^15 on n horse. Mr. Young, as custodian of the fund raised for the family, is now negotiating for a little house and several acres of ground to rent with a view to placing the family there and giving them a start in life, as all they want is a chance to worlc and something to work with. If and of the thousands ot kind-hearted readers wou'd Hkc to contribute their mite to a worthy cause vouched for by President X. E. Young, that gentleman will receive the money for the bereaved family. Mr. Young can bo addressed box C35. Washington, D. C. It is to be hoped that there will be. a liberal response . CLARK GRIFFITH. - ,_,,,.' these managers who gets a great.,ijeal of credit for v/hat the players really,.do. •He was • original,- and -had some resources of his own that he called upon to good advantage.' When things,re-, fused to "corne his w.ay/' howcver^It struck me that he wobbled in trylng.'t'o. stem the.tide. The reversal, from'lsiic'-.. to this appeal of the big-hearted president of't'he National Leagu*. :* 1(1 + The Western Association had a narrow escape from disruption. The Quincy Club was abandoned just on the eye of a trip by Proprietor George W. Brackett. President Hickoy at once called a meeting of the association for Peoria. Meantime some Quincy business men subscribed enough funds to semi the Quincy team to Burlington, anil steps were at once taken to organize a stock company to keep the club goingV.and a committee of two were appointed- to' attend the Peoria meeting. The meeting of tho association directors 'was held at. Peoria according to call and' everything was satisfactorily straightened out. Burlington and Du- butiue m;ide : a satisfactory statement ot their position mid their ability to play out the string. .The matter of the Quincy franchise was left in President Rickey's hands Cor adjustment, after wliic'h the meeting adjourned. The players whom Brackett released to Cedar Rapids .were ordered to remain with the Quincy team until the franchise matter is disposed of. A Quincy man, Mr. George Jones, purchased the franchise and the Western circuit: remains jntiict. >t' # >'< Whcm the Senators win the perfectos go- around at Earl Wagner's expense. Anson- -bought- the cigars last season who!) the Colts had a winning day, but the weeds, so Jimmy Ryan alleged, had a debilitating effect on the work of the before the public, has been more t.alkad abot;!. in the pant year than any singer in ',he world. In Paris, mauy writers think her a genius, and like geniuses, her work is uneven. The evidence in regard to her performance of "Orfeo" for which Mounet-Sully noached her histrionically, is varied. Personally, Dclna can hardly be said to look the part. Her young figure is heavy'and she is altogether of the broad type, although her face is as attractive as tha quality of her voice. Her appear- ?oce in Chick's opera, ];y the way, marked its first revival in Paris since Pauline Viaraot sang it in 1S59.' « * * Speaking of the French stage, what n -cliarming face belongs to the well- loved Ingenue, Mile. Marie Louise Lucie Gerard. This pretty actress is . only twenty-four the second day of next June, and was born in Lyons. She made her debut at the are of sixteen, in December. 1.SSS, at the Renaissance in "liolinc." After that she became a pupil at Got at the Conservatoire* whore she took second prize in comedy —just'as Sarah EernhanJt (iid nearly 'thirty years,earlier—in 1S90, She wag the original Amandine in "Gigolette 1 --(known over here as tho "City of Pleasure"), at the Acbigu, Nov. 25, JS93, end made several hits at the Gymnase In 'OS and '04. Among the younger singers of tho Abbey, Sclioeffel & Grau company this year was Clara Hunt, a girl who re- oc-ived much of her musical education in Bostoji and who was known here as concert ni.i<l c!iurc!i singer before she iit 10 Paris three years ago to study.- I'.'iss Hunt lias had few opportunities f; season. She was the last singer engaged for t::e Ijis operatic orgauizn- tlc:: and hail never before sung in a. She only appeared twice during tho engagement of the company in Boston, on Feb. 2-i, as Stcphano in •T;o::ico et Juliette." nnd Feb. 2G, in !'••> quartette of "Manon." It is to be r. "-.-dec! as typical of the spirit of Bost.?n that 1:0 si'Jgcr in the entire com- ,va:iy ,'jnd a 'more cordial reception than Charles H. Hopper the successful portrayer of "Chimmie Fadden" was '"*£SSW ,.--™**i-^iV<. ^. 3 ,£3l&f3s&fi* EVELYN MILLARD. liorn on Fob. 4, 1SG3, and his theatrical, 'career began in his eighteenth year. A year or so previously he h:.id entered Yale College, but scholastic. learning was not his liking, and he left the uai-. ve'rsity determined lo follow his inclination for the'profession of an actor. His first engagement was in James O'Neil's coapany, whom, he supported in "An American King" and "A Celebrated Case." He continued in tlic drama until his twenty-sixth yeac. when tie decided to join the ranks-of comic opera perfc.«mers. During his experience in the legitimate he retained his fondness for music and cultivated his voice. His engagement with the Marie Tempest. Opera company, -in. "The Fencing Master," in the original production at the Casino, brought him into prominent and favorable notice. He created the part 'of the Duke of. Milan. He afterwards played George Lag.inle, in "The Talisman." His last appearance in comic opera was in Sydney Rosenfeld's "The Rainmaker' of Syria," The .following season he appeared In the musical comedy, "Africa 1 ;" in which he won distinction. The following season he carried out a long- cherished purpose of starring, haviixg The applause, loud and hearty, was I.'i'jlo;is'ed until it was embarrassing. It rnr.st a.'so be set down that it was Jj^erticr before than after the solo. * V * What a great season Fanny Daven- i;crt lias had this year! It was pre- distort by many that the presence, in America, this winter, of both Bernharrtt r.nd Duse would detract from '.he na- rivo plcyers' success. The TOSH It nas l-een Uie reverse. Even i« die city where the three actresses came in conjunction, the American player drew •fl^PiP^m players. T. E. S. tau'ius, the "French Chevalier," is coming to this country again. A few' years ago Chevalier was called the "English Paulus." • : Florence Rockwell has'been re-engaged as leading lady with James O'NetlJ for next season. Miss Rocliwell is only 17 years of acre. ' I d Ci?r:>. Hunt, when she came forward secured a vehicle for-his talents in the in !ho.third act to Sing her one. solo. ! Irish play, "The Vale of Avoca." He continued in this play until the production ot" "Chirninic Fadden." .The fir'sv production of the now celebrated play which has the bright and brave Bowery boy for its hero occurred on Chist- mas night, 1S95, and it is not surpising that the popular actor now regards it as the most desirable Christmas present lie ever received. During his stage career of sixteen years there was -.2, lapse of two year?, when Mr. Hopper tclt ea'courased to go into the Horse business. He bscame a half owner.in the celebrated troiiir/s sire, Bell Boy, by Electioneer, out of Beautiful Bells. If Bell Boy had iived Mr, Hopper would probably never have returned to the stage, but the hori;e was burned to death at Versailles, Ky., in 1S90. It cost the yoims actor r.iid his partner, Clarke, a small fortune, for they paid S31.000 for the horse at. an ;n Wile. OLIVE THANST, '•-':• y E. Dixey is reported to S-.VL !" iliat he has had enough starrier; Lr ;-.: cim for a long, long time. ;--:.i:ics Levick, tl:o veteran trass-Siai. i ::::'.o'.;nc--s that he will accept special eii.5i>sc!iic:its '8 and about New York. Americans y.atronize. Henry Irving Iw:)), 1 : 1 . Ergo Henry thinks the AJBOT- •fins are discriminating judges of acting. The opera, selected for Jeff de An- gcli? was originally written for Thoai- as Q. Seabrooke. It is called "Tht CalipV Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau's Metropolitan is said to have failed to makems much money as its projectors anticipated. A. Q, Scammon, hitherto a. remarkably conservative operator, will hare no less than six attractions on the roa£ next season. packed houses. Miss Fanny Davenport has deserved well ot the public. Xo one can. help admiring the pluck with which she has undertaken a great enterprise, and the spirit with which she has carried it out. Ever since i-'he became a producer o£ Sardou's 'plays she has given the theater of this country the roost elaborate and expensive- productions of the kind ever put on the. stage here. Her courage is the more

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