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TH1 UPPEB BES MOINSSt ALGOK^, IOWA WEDNESDAY HBPMMBER &), 189T, CHAPTER XXVI.— The passion and scorn of her expressed in my features caused her to pause. "It was I whom you saw," I said. "I v ,-as saved by a miracle almost—" "I. too. was saved," she sobbed. "But I scarcely know how. After you disappeared from me, I found myself with two men on a rock, where we lingered miserably till, by God's mercy, we were rescued. But I will tell you all hy-and-by. Amos, I have suffered much—oh, so much! Have you no word of love for me, after all these years of misery?" She clung to me. and would embraced me, but I flung her from me with a bitter laugh. manner. "What would you have said to Mr. matters. Druce?" I cried savagely, "if he stood motto." before you instead of nle? You believed me to be dead! So did I believe you to be—and hoped it, ay, hoped it! A new misery has come into my lit'e. when I vainly hoped that my troubles were at an end. Love for you! You killed love, and poisoned my heart to you years and years ago, when you betrayed and deserted me. Till then, I cherished you in my heart of hearts, and was true and faithful to you, as I vowed to be. But you —!" My passion and my grief almost choked me; but if I had not paused from that caiise, Mabel's attitude would have arrested further speech. She had risen from her feet, and was now standing by the table. Her trembling lips denoted that she needed some support. "And yon believe the stories that were circulated about me?" she exclaimed, in a tone of mingled pride and despair. "You believe—" "I believe what I know to be true," I said, interrupting her. "I have heard and discovered enough, and wish to hear no more. Had 1 been told it was your face 1 should have seen to- toolh. night when I entered this house. I would have flown from it as from a pestilence. No words! I tell you again 1 will hear nothing further. But I cams here for a purpose; and for my mother's sake, I will ask you if she lives and if you know where she is to be found." "She. lives," replied Mabel, faintly; "and I know where she is to be found." "Thank God for that!" I exclaimed. "You will refuse, I suppose, to tell me where to seek for her." She was not strong enough to speak. With heaving bosom and clenched hands she directed me to the table by a look. Following her gaze, I saw an envelope on the table, and written on it my mother's name and the addres of a public house. "Can I take this?" I asked. She nodded, but made no further sign. There was something heavy in the envelope. I tore it open, and took from it a small piece of silver and a few -copper coins, and flung them on the table. In the blindness of my passion, I did not stop to trace the connection between the addressed envelope and the money inclosed. "Before I go," I said, with my hand on the handle of the door, "I will tell you, as is my- duty, what you may have a right to know. I see that you are poor; I have money. What it is incumbent upon me to do, as your un- liappy husband, I will do—but not for love. I live in the old cottage. But do not come yourself, for I will not look upon your face. Write or send, saying what you require and demand, and 1 will forward it to you. I recognize your claim upon me as my wife in the eye of the law. You may not know that your lover, Mr. Druce, who sailed with you in The Rising Sun"—a look of amazement flushed into her eyes, but I was In no mood to interpret signs—"is dead. He was saved, with myself and .others, in a bout, which enabled us to reach the shelter of an island, where we lived until we were rescued a few months ago. He died there, a natural death, saving my soul from the commission of a crime. For had I seen him, and recognized him, in life, I should have killed him." "God forgive you, Amos Beecroft," she murmured, with parched lips, "for the base and sinful thoughts that would have led you to the crime!" I need forgiveness, but not for that. Another thing. Your child—" "My child! Oh God! Yes, yes!" It was the mother speaking now, not the woman. "Lies buried in that lonely island. The poor boy died in my arms—" "Am I dreaming, or am I mad?" she •The reeled down the stairs like a drunken man, with all my pulses heating furiously. The detective caught my arm and steadied me, and the action recalled me to myself. 1 placed the envelope in his hand, and asked him if he was acquainted with the place. "Well," he answered; "it is in the sailors' quarter—one of the common dancing houses." "Let us hasten there." "You know the name the woman upstairs goes by, I suppose?" he said. "You mean tn ask me if 1 know she is my wife. That is enough, is it not?" "It's no business of mine," he replied, taking his cue from my sullen "I never interfere in family Peace and quietness is my In less than ten minutes we arrived in the cab at the sailors' home. It was situated in the most squalid part of the East End of London, and I heard tin? sounds of music aa I entered. "We shall find her in the dancing room," said the detective, after exchanging a few words with the landlord. "An old woman answering to your description comes here every night, and sells nuts." 1 followed him into the room, where a number of sailors were dancing, and there, standing by the bar at which num were drinkiui; 1 saw my mother, an old, old woman now, with a basket of nuts on her arm. Mot considering what might be the effects of the sudden surprise upon her, I placed ray hand on her shoulder, and looked in her face. "Some nuts, my lad?" she said, in a •.bin, piping voice. And without waiting for an answer, she filled a measure and held it out to mo. I received the nuts in my cap, and gave her a shilling. She pressed her fingers over it, and put it to her "She is nlmd," whispered the detective. The shocic of the news almost struck me dumb; for her eyes were wide open and seemed to be looking at me. But alas! she was never more to see the fac-3 of Hie son whom she had loved so truly and devotedly. "Give, me a measure, mother," said a sailor. She laughed in a childish way as Kite filled her measure again. "The lads, bless them?" she piped, "know that 1 was a sailor's wife and a sailor's mother. Here, my lail, Whore's the gentleman who gave me a «US awake, or. Indeed, whether she •wilt awake at all. Remember how old she is, and what she has passed through. It is Wonderful, from what yon have told me, how she has borne It all." Sitting alone In the little parlor, my thoughts naturally turned on the strange discoveries of the night, 'and on those events of my life which led up to them. iMit t could not reduce them to order, my miiid was in Such n whirl; and one thought was never absent. Had I wronged my wife in believing her to be unfaithful to me? Her pale, suffering and her poverty were stronger witnesses in Her behalf than all the circumstantial evidence which proclaimed her false. Pearl's light step aroused me from my painful musings. "She is awake," said Pearl, "and Is asking for you." . I went upstairs at once, and sat by my mother's bedside. "I know my Amos' step," she murmured. "I have not been dreaming then — and yet it seemed so real. Kiss me, my son." "Do you feel better, mother?" 1 asked, as I embraced her. "I am very weak. Amos, I didn't hear your 'Yo, heave, ho," when you came home to-night. You didn't forget it, my son?" "No, mother, I did not forget ii." "It was your father's call. His love- call, he sometimes said. 1 sl'-all heai it soon again. You mustn't grieve, my son, when I am gone. I havo had great pleasure in my life. "'rouble has come to me in my dreams, 'nit all my happiness has been real waking happiness, and you, Amos, hav(- be- btowcd it on me. (TO HE Is Mabel here?" IN A SPELLBINDER'S TOILS. Tito Young Mini Lout IS70O Valuables. •Worth ot shilling? Bless you, my lad! you don't think I am rich enough to change that?" "Keep it, mother," I said, in a rough, tearful voice. "No, no, my lad," she replied. "You mustn't be overfrce with your money. "J'is too much the way of sailors, that. "Tis true I've had the good luck, more than once, to sell out my basket to one man—" "You shall do so now, mother. Measure them all out to me." The landlord, at a sign from me, gave me a dish which stood on the bar, into which my mother poured all her nuts measure by measure. "Thirteen-pence, my lad," she said. I handed the nuts to the landlord, and gave my mother another penny. The men would have, crowded round us, but that the detective, whispering to them, kept them off. "Good luck to him!" they said, and gave mo and my mother many a sympathizing look. But one, less cautious than the others, cried 1 out,' "What! Amos Beecroft alive! I knew him, and served with him in tho Indiana. Give us a grip of your hand, mate!" I waved him back with a warning My mother dropped her bas- tone "I. was as healthy a young man as you'd meet in a day's travel," declared the banker to his physician, according to the Detroit Free Press. "In that assertion I refer to mind as well as body. If I had a fault it was that of being too skeptical. When I 'came upon the statement of any pathological or psychological manifestation that I could not: understand I simply branded it as a humbug and dropped the matter. 'Reason' was my universal test. "When only 22 I was on tho road from New York to Boston and fell in with a stranger, considerably older than myself. He had piercing black eyes, but neither long hair nor seedy clothes. His smile was singularly winning, his voice musical and his conversation charming. He gave me. one of the finest cigars I ever smoked. In 10 minutes I felt as if I had known and loved the man all my life. The more wo talked the more his wonderful eyes glowed and lightened. Yet their power was that of an irresistible attraction and there was a caress in his tones that made all about me seem a pleasing dream that ended in oblivion. It was three days later when I awakened In a hospital, the spell thrown oil by some magic electricity developed through a physician then famous. I fully recovered, but how do you account for my experience, doctor?" "It was the cigar, of course." "No, sir. It was not half smoked and had nothing worse in it than pure tobacco. You can't cry hallucination to me as some of our ancestors cried 'witchcraft' when unexplained phenomena puzzled them. My charmer was a hypnotist, mesmerist or something else that's uncanny in man. More than that, he was the cleverest kind of thief, for he stripped me of $700 worth of valuables." Spiting Life: Catcher Shrlver, the I Md-tlme hero of the Washington monument ball-catching feat, has starled n new and Intotvsting discussion by th.3 dcelarallon that 10 man lu the profession can throw from the home plate to second base on a line lower than six feet nt some parl of Ihe journey. A great many players have ventured to disagree with' Shrlver, but ho is willing to wages' S'A'i with any "doubling Thomas" on this proposition. So far nobody has taken ui> his offer or wager. In support of his po- vl'ion Shrlver said to Harry \Vcldon the other d:iy: "t am betting on a sure thing. My plan for testing the throwing qualities o catchers is to erect two uprights at each side of the pitcher's box, the uprights to be exactly i«lx IVot high. Across tho top of the vprighls a pole Is laid on vorv lightly, so thai the .slightest contact will knock It off its perch. To prove thai u catcher can throw a ball lo second from the ealohcr's position al less limn nix feet high It must be thrown under this top piece on the uprights. I know It looks ei>cy, ami wllhoul soring it tried ym wo ild pretty nearly I'wear thai there ;-re hi.''r u dozen catchers who could do It. 1 >iavo seen It attempted, and 1 know thai It IK next lo Impossible. The ball doesn't look like H's very high, but when you come to make the throw you will llm.1 thai unless the ball is ele.-ated more limn six feet some parl of tho journey It will nol have speed enough to carry so thai It can he handled by the second baseman. I think 1 can throw pretty nearly as hard as any of them, urnl^ i couldn t "J'.iii-'k" Kwing, who was one of the gveuli-st throwing catchers that ever slood in shoe leather, is inclined to agree with Shrlver that no man can throw over-banded and get tho ball under .1 barrier of six feel in Ihe pitchers box. Jl might be done uniior-liundcd, but ot coiiir.e Hint style is not included In the proposition, as no catcher could or would throw undor-hande.l to catch a buse-rnn- nrr This Is u new problem In the game. A trial to see if it Is possible might not only be of Interest to the ball players themselves, but a greater part of the lovert of the name would like to see it. listed. AVon'l somebody please lake during the progress of a game ho wll be tlned $2r>. Should he be guilty of a. second offense he will be. suspended tor the remainder of the season." Says Soekalexls: "I was made a gooc deal of by the sports In Cleveland am things came loo fast for me. I have en' it nil out now and am anxious to ge back Into the game." Ned Hanlon, whose success as manage oC the Ibrlce-ebampion Baltimore chll. , of Ihe National league has brought him world-wide fame, will leave thai club nt the end nt this season. lie will go to Philadelphia, at a salary ot $10,1)011 u year, With a live-year contract. Jl Is Hinted to be highly probable n. deal Is on the tapis which UrushV Indianapolis team will he transferred to St. Louis, but not before the beginning of next season. Though Malinger VrnnU Melee was anxious to sell or release Charley Ihe owSiers oC the Boston club refused to part with the veteran backstop. Selee prefers Kred hake, to OaiiKel. but the •wur- ngo ball player cannol Unlive how Lake, a minor league catcher, Is the equal of Oanzel as a catcher or a batsman. A fair estlmuli' of the profits oC thn Boston club this season can be glei'.ied Shrlver up for a tost'.' The most remarkable out of the season at ilrst base was played at Kansas City (be other day In one of the Indianapol s scries. Jn Ihe fourlh Inning Knhoe lilt 'a ball between first and second, which had Ihe -ar-marks of a safe drive, i Ick- ett caught il twenty feet away from the bag, and llieii slarted tor the base. Ivu- hoc was aiming down the line, and II wan a neck and neck race. Both saw their onlv chance lay in sliding In and slmnlluneo.isly Ihoy started to s Ide eel foremost. Plckell beal the lloosier back »(op by a very narrow margin. Jimmy Ryau, who had boon batting from the fact that the two series of games played by Hostoi) with New York and Baltimore will pay the. running expenses of the team, and all moneys In the other games will llgnrc. as so much "velvet." Karl Wagner estimates that the trio of Bean-eating club owners Will split Sl'i-p.OOO on tho season. Boston, Now York, Uultlmore and Cincinnati will be the only Clubs lo ligure on the velvet side of tho hooks this season. To bo sure.none ol the clubs will actually play to u loss bul uVrn'oagor profits'will be iigured as a loss by the owners. "I hiivo heard certain captains and managers roast, tho coaching rule, and claim that there should be a return to the old rule thai allowed two. ooaehers on the Hue, no mailer how many were on the buses," says Tim Hurst. "The managers and captains cripple the coaching rule by fulling to make the mosl of it. Who lire tho (vouchers In Iho average gumi'V A pitcher enjoying a day off on the bench, or somo utility player who doesn't know the lirst principles of coaching. Why, In one game T umpired this season, who do you Imagine was on the line making a bluff that he was earning bis coin. None but u pllcher who was HICCOUGHS. Generally this troublesome little dls-» turbance is a matter of no moment bfr» yond the anno'yance it may cause the sufferer. It Is brought about by a momentary contraction of the diaphragm, by which air is drawn Into the chest, and may be excited by a variety ol causes. It may even be a symptom oi a grave disease, usually of the nervous system, but most frequently It results from trivial causes, such as laughing or crying. A very common cause of hiccoughs Is eating or drinking too much or toa fast, especially drinking. This is so well known that the funny paragraph- ers in the papers always sprinkle the remarks of an alleged drunken man with plenty of "hies." It may also be started, jitst as H may be arrested, by a sudden fright. It can often he cured by fixing the attention closely upon something else, as upon the attempt to bring the little finger of each hand as near its male as possible without allowing them to- touch each other, Other simple means of arresting, hiccough, which usually ceases of Itself without any treatment, are the swallowing of little lumps of ice or a glass of very cold water or acidulated water, vigorous rubbing with the hand over the pit of the stomach or the back of the neck, dashing Ice-cold water on the spine, etc. If such devices fall, a more effectual measure consists in making firm andi persistent pressure upward, with the fingers passed under the edge of tho ribs on each side, near the breast-bone. This causes pressure on the diaphragm and, as it were, distracts It so that It forgets to contract spasmodically. The taking of eight or ten deep and slow inspirations acts In much the same way. We often read In the papers of wonderful cases of hiccoughs lasting for and days, and sometimes ceasing with death. There are occaslon- roorly for Chicago curly In Ihe season, 8 now doing excellent stick work He nlli'Ib-ites this to Ihe use of a but on which he spenl a whole day scraping, Imrn ni? and decorating. The bat looks as if "l was covered with u piece of tiger '^Cincinnati Post: Suppose a lot of law- yens would gel up in ll.e supreme eou after a decision had been handed down nd proclaim tho august, judges a lot of s orl skates who ought to be milking o ws or churning butter instead of <U«.'ld- mg log"' <iuoslious. Whul would happen ' l °lMs'probable that there will be more, piaVers drafted from the Interstate league I' 1 ' 1 .* • .. ,. ...til l.r. fpnm inp . serving out his leu days' notice of release. Ho sent one man from, first to third on u single to center, and Iho runner was easily nailed al Ihu third sack. That bull losl Ihe. game for his learn, and It looked lo me as though he was breaking even with the manager for releasing him." "Arthur Irwln Is out with a sugges'-I'm that ought to prove a. money-maker for the players, if it is put Into practical execution," says Karl Wagner. "Arthur suggests Unit the champions of the Eastern and AVestern leagues should get together antl play a series of games on the identical linos followed by tho pennant winners of the old American association and National league. Now, there is considerable rivalry between the players of both organlzalions and the base ball fans In both circuits. There are several cities in Ihesc leagues larger, In point of •.)opn- latlon, than some ot the cities In the major league, and tho liileres-1 In lh<> games suggested by Irwin would wax to a fever heat." A GREAT REDWOOD SLAB. From One of Washington's than there will be from the muttered, with a dazed look, poor boy died in your arms!" "And now I have but this to say: After we had found refuge in the island, we happily saved from death a little girl, who, in our exile, grew into fail- womanhood. She is young and puro and good; and I have adopted her as my daughter. It is for her I live, for I love her as my own; and it is for her sake that I forbid you to come to me. She does not know the particulars o,f my unhappy history—she does not know that my wife betrayed me, ' and played me false. The story is too uhameful for my Pearl to hear, and I would save her frors the contamination of your presence." She gave a wild sereani. "Your—Pearl! Pearl! Saved—from— death!" she cried, tottering toward me with a wild, appealing motion of her trembling hands. But I waited to hear uo more. x * ket, and in a feeble, querulous cried: "Who spoke of Amos Beecroft, my son, being alive? He is dead! The best of sons and the best of sailors! He died doing his duty, as Beecroft, Mariner, his father and my husband, lads, did. Oh, Amos! my sou, my sou'." '•Mother," I whispered, still disguising my voice, "will you listen to me for a moment, and try to be strong?" "I listen with my heart, my lad," she answered, "with my heart! Was it you sailed in the Indiana with my soil? Nay, my lad, don't cry. 'Tis a woman's business to suffer. They little know—oh, they little know?" "A sailor, mother," I whispered, through my tears, "is never dead till he's burled, as you have learned before to-night. Did not Amos, your son, come home after he was supposed to be dead? And suppose he was speaking to you now." It was useless saying anything more, for she could neither see nor hear me. With a deep sigh she would have fallen to the ground, but that I supported her jr. my arms. 1'ljJ In New Whatcom, a seaport town and the county seat of Whatcom county, the northwest •county in Washington and the United States, is erected on the outer edge of a sidewalk on one of the principal street corners an immense slab or section of one of Washington's biggest red fir trees, says the Mining and Scientific Press. The slab, being cut directly across the diameter of the tree, like a butcher's cutting block, the greatest diameter extending upward, the bark being on its entire circumference. A stranger naturally feels inclined to walk up to the slab and measure it by its height, and is surprised to find that it would take another man standing on his head to extend to the top of it. Then he steps ba'ak a pace and reads the following inscription, neatly painted on a board attached to the face of the slab: "Tree from Loop's Ranch Forks, Whateom county, Wash. The tree was 405 feet high, 220 feet to the first limb and 33 feet 11 inches in circumference at the base. If sawed into lumber it would make 96,345 feet. It would build eight cottages two stories high of seven rooms each. The tree is about 480 years old, according to the rings. If sawed into inch- square strips it would fill ten ordinary cars, and the strips would reach from Whatcom to China." The section shows the tree sound to the core. nos" nnd for thai reason will be more n demand than players who have already had a trial In fust company and have been found wanting. There are very few rupid action pltch- oi-s nowadays. It takes nearly every n tcher tho league from Iwenty to V, v v seconds on every bull. _ No wonder thirty seconds the game gets dr The league, mag- why these "time Id lento go unmolested. should ul- but imved to go uiuiiuK" 1 " 1 "' .. , , ,1 Gal ahun of Chicago is a pltehor, but he "foolish if he Pitches. He is oo "ooda tlelder and hitter to bo wear ng &f out in a" row years by pitching. Cilluhun says he wants to pluy left Held He t along. "The sun Is no snap," says u- "but I would rather £uc* it than do any more pitching." Played regularly In '"? *' 1.1 ri,,ii!,hnn oucht lo but over>0, ttd. 0 lahan ought to banga-Hamlllon Colt* tho n tour or five men, and maybe 1 n}J>mont them liave loafed purl ot the time this 1 ..,"',, oi.nniv because Anson did nol pull season simply because Anson nn "the reins -tight env agh." «LW- Mcdarr nays he will re.tire fro base bull at the end of the season. 1 w years ago, he said recently, he did m round to until May, and last year he was ,oi bled with a sore arm until June, while. his season he could not join the Cleye- Kverh irdt Is 'n training at New Orleans for bis match with "Kid 1 McPurtlund In that, -jity the :ilsl insl. MR says Mc- Purtla'.id is a. bard hitler and u clever boxer, but bo expects to besl him. If he docs no, lie says the soul of his umbi- tkn is to whip "K1<1" LiHvlgne, whom ho will thi-ii challenge. The fight at New Orleans will be at eulch weights.' Mc- Fartland will probably enter the ring at l-'O nnd Evoi'hardt at l'!8. Creedon has signed articles for the $10,1:00 offered by W. A. Brady, but 'McCoy Mas not, claiming that he Is entitled to share. In tho picture privilege. Now It is suld lhat Brady may lose this light for his Oirson, Nev., carnival. A syndicate of New Yorkers huvo authorize 1 ! Sum Austin lo offer $112,000 for the Creedon-McCoy mutch. They are projecting u Hljortin? 'jarnlvul to take place w}thln 1,000 miles of New Y.ork, in December. Ali of vhich roads well on paper. In lalklilir over Ihe prospect of some big International contests taking place at the National ^porting club, Dr. Ordway, the dub's Amsrlcan -.•epreaentatlve, lays that steps are being taken lo have Bob Fltz- Hlmmons meel some good heavy-weight in England early next year. Tho club, according to Ordway, Is very anxious to arrange a match between Fttzsimmons and Joe Cloddurd. Billy Madden had a lulk with Ordway the other day i-ml asked him 'o offer a purse for Gus Huh- 1U> and Fltzrilmmons. Ordway bus the proposal antler consideration. The danger to boxers from blows over the region of tho hcurt la so ;,-rcut it wcuUl be well for the managers of boxing clubs to Insist on tho men who contest in Ibelr arenas wearing guards over their hearts. It Is due, to "Mucon's" ef- (llly BUcll casoS) which baffle the Skill' of physicians, but when they occur there is some other serious malady present, which, and not the hiccough, is the actual cause of death. These grave cases are not under consideration here. They do not come within the domain of household remedies, but call for professional intervention. POKER WORK. How Many Women Aro Making; Beautiful Articles "Poker work" is an interesting occupation, and many beautiful articles will be the result of one's labors, says tho Detroit Free Press. The -woods which are the 'best for cabinet work treated in this way are the bass wood, maple and olive wood. The first is most in use. The burning apparatus consists of a large spirit lamp, holding benzine, to which is attached a tu'be which terminates in a rubber bulb. Another tube is fastened to the lamp. It has a platinum point, which is the instrument corresponding to a poker. By compressing the bulb the lighted! benzine is forced through the tube and the point is kept red hot. In poker- ing leather a lighter pressure is given to the bulb, so that the point is not so hot. The design to 'be executed is first drawn with pencil on the wood or leather and afterward burned out. A beautiful study table has its entire top burned. In each corner is the head of some man of letters. The middle contains a view of Westminster Abbey. The whole has a wrought background of thimble pattern. The brown tinting on the light wood makes many attractive effects on cabinets, picture frames or medallions. Portfolios, book-covers and card-cases are among the articles which may be made of pokered leather. One ambitious woman has in process of making an entire set of dining-room chairs, the seats of which are pokered leather and the backs of burned maple. CHAPTBR XXVII. T was two o'clock in the morning, and my mother was in bed, and Pearl was watching over her. On my way home 1 had stopped at the house of a doctor, who accompanied season at all and di-1 us In u cab, who left me and oaly half an hour since. It is difficult to tell," were his wovds to niei "in what condition she "All Hut." Eccentric pronunciation is especially out of place in the pulpit, although some preachers seem not to think so. An English magazine tells how one of- fender'was. reproved: The curate of a London church whose pronunciation is more pedantic than proper is in the habit of alluding to the heir-apparent as If his name were written "Awlbut" Edward. Ho was asked the*other day why he so significantly excluded the Prince of Wales In his prayer for the rpyal family. "Exclude him! What 40 you mean?" "Why," said bis frjepd, "you always pray for all but Edward, Priiwse 9* not begin lo pluy witii Columbus until July. The LoulsvlllPB have u reward n store for them if they continue their good nlaying. Before the season opened they signed, an agreement with their club offl- euls to Ihe effect that if they timshed. ninth 81,000 would bs divided among them. For eighth place they would receive S2000, and for seventh place they will get *:!UUO. As they stand a chance ot coming in sixth and pocketing S4.000, they may furu better than the lemple cup teams. Instead of jackets or sweaters the Coltb wear long bath robes made on the style of an ulster. They strike the players just above their heels. At lhat the robes look very nice. Other teams will nave them next season. There have been no »uch bad rows In Western league games Ibis year us have marked some ot the National league contests of lute. Still there have been somo wrangles that were unite big enough in themselves, and evidently the offl-.lula have deckled to apply the ounce oC prevention, according to the old adage, Jn President Johnson's J.iht bulletin, Just nut, there is tho following notice; 'Un the interest of the Western league, and la preserve its good name, it Ju im,»ero.tlv« that the biuigorent spirits ot jlw> "•""•- nizatton should, bo I date, i£ a player fcrls that the floors of most rliiMM have. been "arpeted with felting- or rubber, so that the danger of men uolng killed by cnicusjiy.i of the bruin caused by their heads striking- sharply utjriinst the bard boards, has been eliminated from br.x ing- contests. It is due to him also Unit the stakes or posts of the rings have been padded. krown But lo Tim Hiu-ol, Iho well referee and base ball umpire, krown ris ree , Is due the credit of miffsestinyr lhat r. en •who are about to engage lu ring contests should wear guards thai will rrotect their hearts from danger o£ being ruptured, It is not only in Tui'f. the way of feet nnfl leg uppurel tlmt drivers have to exercise llieir Ingenuity to secure what best suits the individual, for here =s an instance of now Joe Pulohen WHM Unproved '.-y Goers so as to make his recent record. C511 Curry hud hud ihe horse so long it would .stem aa it iu> one al 'short notice could have done anything to belter his speed. Goers, however, hud bardiy sol behind Ihe horse, llian be found lie wus cunning ana would nol set away from bis He could see where they were. BO Geers aec»deU lo'stop that, and put bUulkoi'S him. The icsult was that when pamo wn behind,. _JP»ti-hen, jrorelgn Paper* lu the United Stuteg., Newspapers are published in twenty- three languages other than English in the United States. There are five Portuguese newspapers, four Polish dailies and seven Polish weeklies; there are many Spanish weeklies in New York, Arizona and New Mexico, and two dailies, one published in New York and one lu Key West; one Russian weekly, one; Armenian, two Chinese, five Finnish,; five Bohemian dailies in New York, Chicago and Cleveland; three Danish, many French dailies in New England cities and in New Orleans; thirty Swedish papers, eleven Norwegian, four Italian dailies, four Lithuanian, and twelve Jewish, three of the latter 'being dailies. German dailies are published in all the large American cities. No Cliuuce. "Did you see the ball game yesterday '!" "No." "I thought you told me you were going." "I did go, but I sat between two young women who had never seen a. game of ball before."— Chicago Tribune. Very Clev«r, "I'll get the best o£ that confounded personal baggage clause." "How?" "Jf I want to bring over ?5QO wort^t clothes I'll make five trips."--* vus

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