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Weak Eyes or Poor Sight. We fit glasses; to relieve headache. Do your eyes water ? Do letters blur while reading ? If you have any troubleBwithfyour eyes consult us. J, D. TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, ,, » * r^ir * rrrr" S *> r - OKADUATE . -j Tne SdlOOl Of OptiCS. Qptbalmic College. Cockburn Brothers' Office. Rooms 2:and 3 Spry Building,; Write Fire Insurance In companies that pay losses.promptly. • Sell you a Life Insurance Policy contract In a first-class company that cannot be Improved. We con dispose of your properly if listed with us at a fair value In a short time. We have all kinds of property to sell or trade. Money to loan on farm or city property in any amount from $200 up. Make your wants known by consulting Cockburn Brothers, Real Estate, Insurance and Loans. Rooms 2 and 3 Spry Building, LOGANSP0RT, IND Maple Grove. Maple Grove Lots on Broadway, Market, North, High, George and Spear streets tor salft on .teiy easy terms. Parties desiring to build can buy lots on time and use money, for building. '**,,« I can sell you Improved city propcrt y or farms. Two houses to trade for yaoaJit lots. Money to loan. Joe T. McNary. The "Vendome," FRANK BEAMER, Prop. Olie Vendome will be refurnished and made the finest Cafe in the city. This restaurant la equipped with all the modern improvements. Plenty of. electric Tans to keep all cool while eating. Meals on short notice. Every thing the market affords In season.- The Daily Journal THE PAPER IN THE CITY, IS FORTY CENTS A MONTH, NOW. Send in your Name and Street Number on a Postal Card. RIVERSIDE CYCLING CLUB. CLUBHOUSE: No. 527 BROADWAY. A Rest for Weary Riders. OFFICERS: TICK-PHKIDINT.F.W.SIISNEB, BKSKIOfT, CBiS. 6KU1T, TMASDBKB, M. W. OMNOHAIS. BTEWARD, C. A. SHAJTP. All riders over 15 years of age •legible to membership. Imitation fee $1 Dues after first monljh 60c per month. THREE BIG ISSUES (Conttniwd from Fourth Page.) • GOVERNMENT BY LAW I'AKAMOUNT. Th» Mnjor Jfotei an Ixiue That Stttudi Abura All Other*. We avolil no issues. Wo meet the and den, dangerous and revolutionary assault upon law and order, and upon those to whom is confldod by the constitution and laws the authority to uphold and main tain them, which our opponent* have made with the same courage that we have faced every emergency ilnce our organization as a party more than forty yeari ago. Government by law must first be aisured; everything olie can wait. The spirit of lawlessness must be'eitlngulshad by the flreg of an unselfish and lofty patriotism. * • * The war Is long slncelover; "we are not •nomies, but friends," and as friends we will faithfully and cordially co-operate, under the approving smile of Him who has thus far so signally sustained and guided us, to preserve inviolate our country's name and honor, Its pence and good Order, audits continue:! ascendency among the greatest governments on earth. WILLIAM M'KINLEY. A KING OF THE TUKF. C. J. HAMLIN CUTS A FIGURE IN THE TROTTING WORLD. How He Came to Own the Studf Thitt Bar* Won Him Fortnno Mail Fame — Country Storekeeper to Multimillionaire Stock Ralltr. OST of you have seen Mr. Cicero J, Hamiin, and I presume all know his && position among leading trotting- horse people of the country. His immense breeding establishment, Village farm, in East Aurora, N, Y., Is almost on the spot where he started life -many years ago, a humble country storekeeper, young in years, but with a great stock of ambition and a faculty of taking care of the stray pennies. To-day he Is a multi-millionaire and a power in turf circles. From ocean to ocean are to be found scions of the Village farm stud and representatives bred by their owners at distant points. From boyhood Mr. Hamlin had a great fancy for horses, and when circumstances admitted be bought a fast road horse to act as a little shift of scenery from .the busy store and to rest his active brain 'by spins over the Buffalo roads. When he bought the farm, 'way back early In the -breeding era, he started out with Hamlin's Patcheti, a son. of George M. Patchen, 2:13%, •which was, you remember, the stallion king during his day. Hamlin's Patchen had for a dam a daughter of Addison, eon of Black Hawk 5 (Vermont), the sire of Ethan Allen, 2:35%, the stallion king when that was made. You see, even then his theory was all right, the combining of the best blood each way to produce a successful sire. A Vlult to the Farm. It has been my pleasure to visit there on several occasions, and pleasant day's they have ever been. The buildings at the farm are not elaborate In their conception, but practical in their construction and built for all time. The foaling barn is steam-heated, hot and cold-water at every hand -and every convenience possible to protect the lit- -ATHANIO. tie fellows during blizzard weather, should they make their appearance then. Both indoor and outdoor exercise rings are at hand and a three- quarter mile track, which is hill fast enough, 1« just 'back of the barn. Last time I was at Village farm they had some 400 head of horses on the place and a great many of them were purchased rather than bred. Rex Amori- cus, 2:11%, .the great but sluggish Onward stallion,-Is in the stud there, as Is also Golden Gateway, brother to Rupee. 2:11, and both are said to be very successful young sires/though to date they have few foals. Rex Americus has sev. eral extremely promising young things I learn, and despite Mr. Hamlin's aversion to Wilkes' blood the best mares on the farm have been bred to him Foi several seasons. They have evnry thing at hand there to make speed. Fo. many years the horses swept the shov/ ing, and besides carrying out all tin blue ribbons took back home sevcrn. thousands of dollars in prize mono each fall. For years old King and hi colored groom were attractions at Mad ison Square garden, and it was all ove but the applause when he-was shown.. Little Alcyone was the first to defer him, and Mr. Hamlin was greatly d:' appointed at the decision. Later o Alcantara was placed over the m: nlficent chestnut horse and K \\ clearly breeding thai carried the da t the sire of twenty-one new ones during the season, which had munh weigh!, coupled with the fact that Alma Mater led all Mambrino Pntchen marc-s and King's dnm had no 2:30 produce to her credit. The best horse Village farm ever had was by King, dam by. Alcantara— the dead Prince Regent I refer to —and at his best $40,000 was tendered and .refused for him. Had he lived and only trained sound 2:10 to old- style sulky would not have stopped him, and he was a rlc;ui game fellow. His son, Bright Regent, 2:68'/l. 'paced a heat at Detroit dead lame in 2:08% over a track quite heavy where -he had to go. They think if he could be gotten sound be could defeat any pacer on earth, and i^ njust be rcmenvbered they own Robert J. ; THEATRICAL GOSSIP. St,»rtlns tlie WIlkiMi Iloom. Mr, Hamlin, when the Wilkes boom started back in the early 'SO's, came out strongly against the Wilkes fa-ra- lly, and not a few remember the stir his articles anent "Sapping the Vitality of a Sire," which, applying to fully developed record sires, appeared In Wallace's Monthly and in the weekly turf papers. Every owner of a descendant of George Wilkes sprung to arms and a wordy war was imminent, but fortunately publishers refused to 'continue the argument through their columns, so it ended. Estahella, by Alcantara, must ever be regarded as I he present of the CICERO J. HAMLIN. greatest nick Mambrino King had, as from that union came Heir-at-Law, 2:12 trotting, 2:12Vt pacing; Prince Regent, 2:16%, and the sire of Bright Regent, 2:08%; Filz Royal, 2:13%, etc,, and bred to Chimes. Estabella produced the sensational young mare Princess Royal, 2-year-old record (made twice) of 2:20. As I said, at the time the Village farm Almonts were at their -best the Wilkes family was booming and owners had it in for Mr. Hamlin's horses. He paid $12,500 for Chimes, in his 2-year-old form and Horace Brown, then his head trainer, took him In hand, and had he remained sound he would have had a brilliant record, but his tendons gave way, so he closed his career with a record of ( 2:30%. As a sire he has a brilliant record among young sires. Fantasy, , present record 2:06, has the best-on- record mlle-2:OS%—as a 3-year-old. Merry Chimes paced to a record of 2 •08V>'. Ed Easton got one of -2:09%; then "there was Sixty-Six, 2:15Vi; Midnight Chimes (3), 2:16%; Carillon, 2:18'/4, and many others fast at both gaits. - Hainan'* Earl? Life. Mr. Hamlin has often related to me at hotels along the route his early experience till he purchased Almont, Jr., Mambrino King and Chimes, and we all know that the consensus of opinion when he gave ?10,000 for "King" was that he was cheated about f9,000 on the deal. The "dude stallion!' had few friends in the 'blue-grass country at that time, but gained lots ot respect when several of his descendants swooped down on the plums at the southern points and by dead-game racing won them for Mr. Hamlin, He has the distinction of siring two consecutive winners of the famous "Char-' ter'Oak 2:20 stake" of $10,000 and each defeated great horses to win. Prince Regent, dead lame, put Edith R., 2:17%, and the game-cock Pamlico, 2:10, away defeated and Nightingale took Little Albert, 2:10, and Abbie V., 2:16%, into camp In a contest where each had two heats, then trotted a dead heat with the Californian, thus ruling Abbie V. out and winding it up by beating Albert the deciding hoat.'' Almont, Jr., took a record of 2:26 trotting and sired many trotters and pacers, but had not the best of opportunities, being bred mostly to Patchen 1 mares, which were short of good, staunch backing themselves. Belle Hamlin, 2:12%, and Globe. 1 2:14%, performed pretty well, though neither was suspected of being •bulldog race horses. Justina, 2:20, was also fair. They were a beautifully galled family, requiring little balance and had speed to rush into the ground. That was the trouble—they were never able to finish, as they could to a 'horse go away. But most of them were cam-. paigned to 'a high-wheel sulky, it must be recalled, and they met horses-out to bent them at all hazards. Dlallkci Ccrm»o Cooklnc. The emperor of Austria dislikes Ger- ,. .1 A «1-rr fs\1* T?T*f*t\fr\\ •JL Q£ UlLlMCl VI Vi .fcU-JV* »*- »..—,- , man cooking and cares only for French cuisine. When his relatives of the house of Tuscany visit him, to please their tastes, he has Italian dishes served. On certain occasions the empress, who is a Bavarian, orders Ger- irvan dishes. , Look! Ont for the Pennle* The government always withholds the fractions of a penny in its periodical distribution of dividends on account of the national debt Trom thi» source %e atate ha* accumulated in the la*t 100 I *•*• *fc» •mn*nf.-ft?50.000. > ,. \ ^v_ . » CURRENT SAYINGS AND DOINGS OF PLAYERFOLK. M* n T New Dramatization* for Next Year — K»(J)crbi0 Florence') Marriage Will Not Interfere wild Her St»go Work— Note* of tlic St»ce. EXT year the stage will show nearly as many dramatiza- tionsof well-known books as were s>jen last season. E. H. Sothern will bo seen in an adaptation of Victor Kue°' s "Marion De- )orme .., Minnie Maddern Fiske will a dramatic version of "Tess D'Urbevillcs," by Thomas Hardy; Georgia Cayvan will enact the heroine in a dramatization of Anthony Hope's novel, "Mr. Witts' Widows," and Charles Frohman rn- nounces a stage version of J. M. Barrie's famous book, "The Little Minister." I wonder whom Mr. Frohman will entrust with the role of Babble, the beautiful semi-savage girl, half a fine lady, holt a wild gypsy, wh.o fascinates Gavin? Very few women on the stage would suit the part. Virginia Harned and Katherine Grey would both be good; and certainly no one could look the part nor act it better than Madeleine Eonton, a new protrait of whom in character, -taken by Messrs. Pach, is reproduced in this department. Miss Bmiton has great personal charm and a natural intelligence far above the average. She is, moreover, gifted with emotional power which tliose who have only seen her in comedy would hardly give her "credit for. The De liemkct' Horor. Nearly all the great singers and actors own beautiful homes, where they hide .themselves for rest when the opera season is over, but of all these homes that of the De Reszkes is the loveliest. Patti has her Craig-y-Nos and Bernhardt's island in the Mediter- janean Is picturesque, but the beautiful estate of Borovno in Russian Poland surpasses them all. The land surrounding the chateau comprises 16,009 acres— more than twenty Central parks. The chateau was built in the time of Louis X. and stands In a beautiful garden; it is a mixture of French and Russian architecture and has walls of stone of great thickness. A huge door leads directly into the banquet hall, which extends up two stories and has two immense staircases leading from it. On the right of the hall are the dining hail, breakfast rcom and library. On the right of the chateau proper are the bachelor quarters of Jean and Eduard, opposite are the servants' quarters, where sixty domestics are fed and lodged, and in the rear ot the chateau are many acres devoted to a kitchen garden. Beyond the surrounding wall are many low acres— 10,000, devoted to potatoes, which are used by a factory on the estate to make, aqua vitae. Beyonci the potatoes is a superb forest of oak and chestnut trees that it the hunting preserve of Jean de Reszke, Small game and deer are plentiful. Beyond is the pet fad of the great tenor —his stock farm. Here are enough racing horses to stock several stables. The winnings of the stables were *30,000 one year. The visitors to Borovno have a fine time. Coffee Is served in one's room at 7:30 and then all go for a horseback ride. At 9 there is breakfast an'd then the horses are brought out and exercised. At noon lunch is spread and one cats when one feels hungry. In the afternoon trips are made around, the estate and dinner at night is the «nd of a pleasant day, O'Selll and Sutherl»nd. Nellie O'Neill was born at Hot Springs, Ark., July 14, 1880, She was j eared in Denver, and made her first appearance at the age of nine years, in Leadville, in a little song and dance •with banjo -accompaniment. She went thence to the Black Hills, her childish grace and clever work making her a prime favorite with the miners. She was then engaged for "Ten Nights in a Barroom" company, and appeared with it for one season. Next she was seen -with a small hall show, the performance being given by herself and a boy contortionist. The tour closed suddenly, and. she was secured for the "Daniel Boone" company, playing the O'NEILL AND SUTHERLAND, child part. In 1892 she perfected an acrobatic song'and dance, and appeared In the same at 1 the music halle of St. Louis, Mo., arid Chicago, 111., for several years. In 1894 she was a member of Arthur Deming's minstrels, and on February 11, 1895,. she was joined by her present partner, Llllie Sutherland. Miss Sutherland first eaw the light of day at Chicago, April 11, 1879 At the snd appeared successfully In her specialty until, in 1889, she was engaged by David Henderson for his "Blue Beard" company. During the engagement ct that company at Niblo's Garden, New York, she wae prevented from appear-* ing by the Gerry Society. She afterwards was with Henderson's "Crystal Slipper" and "Sinbad" companies. In 1S94 she was joined by Millie Stevens, and they workid at several Chicago music halls. After she joined Miss 6'Neili the team played the Chicago balls dr-risg the Wo:-ld's Fair, making •many frienOs. Their first New York appearance was made at the Union Square Theatre, in March, 3S95, after which time they were engaged for the ''Merry World" company, subsequently appearing with Irwin Brothers' company. For next season they have been secured by Charles E. Blaney for his "Boy Wanted" company, to play the soubrette roles. The young ladies are gracefully petite and of attractive form and feature. A Cle\«r YOIIIIJ Af\rf<l. A clever young actress who has not been seen in New York for several years is Miss Emily Bancker, formerly leading lady at the Lyceum Theatre. Miss Bancker has been touring the past few seasons in the farce, "Our Flat." and, according to all reports, is a successful star. She is a. handsome woman, and is credited with considerable vcr.«atili!y. This season she may go to the metropolis and present ;:n entirely new nml emotional play, which is now being -written for her. Th; Robinson S!»f»r«. The Robinson sisters—Margaret and Anna—have been engaged by the American Theatrical Syndicate for its productions next season. Both sisters ANNA ROBINSON, are exceptionally pretty, and will be remembered for their work in the "Governor of Kentucky," W. H. Crane's new play, in which they played the New York twins. The -photograph of Miss Anna Robinson reproduced here was recently taken by Schloss, of New York. Orleln of the Term. The origin of the term, "chestnuts" Is varied. One explanation Is this: William Dillon wrote a .melodrama entitled- "The Broken Sword." Two principal characters in it are Capt. Zavier and the comedian Pablo. Th« former is a sort of Baron Munchausen, and In relating his exploits says:. "I entered the woods of Collaway, when suddenly from the thick boughs of a cork tree " . Pablo Interrupts: "A chestnut, captain, a chestnut." "Bah!" replies the other. "Booby, I say a cork tree." "A chestnut," reiterates Pablo. 'I should know as well ae you, having heard you tell the tale these twenty- seven times." Now, the introduction of the word in its slang sense is attributed to William Warren, the. veteran comedian of the Boston museum. He had often played the part of Pablo, and In 1855 was the guest at a dinner, when one of the gentlemen present told a story of doubtful age and originality. "A chestnut," quoted Mr. Warren, In a. murmuring tone: "I have heard you tell the tale these twenty-seven times." The application of the lines pleased the rest of. the party and when they separated each helped to spread the story and Mr. Warren's commentary. The other theory, that it originated from the Philadelphia Chestnut Street Theatre jokes, is not so plausible. The N«iw York Seanon. The New York theatrical season will open early. As Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau have made satisfactory arrangements with their creditors, that firm will continue in possession of the Metropolitan Opera House, and they an- r.ounce another season of French and Italian opera with the usua'l high- priced European stars. Palmer's -will cpen in September, and on October 5, Georgia Cayvan will make her first appearance as a star at this house, presenting W. R. Walker's new comedy. "Mary'Pennington, Spinster." Daly's Theatre will be opened with the first production in America of the Japanese operetta "The' Geisha," -which, to all accounts, has been successful in London • The usual Shakespearian revival will follow, "Henry IV." being the bill. K.tb«rln. Florepe.'! Marrla««. Miss Katherine Florence's marriage to Mr. Fritz Williams was an important event in theatrical circles during the past month. Both bride and bride- croom -were for a long time popular members of the New York Lyceum etock company, and were identified with allthe important productions at that theatre. Next season they will .be featured in the production of "Tbe

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