Burlington Hawk Eye, April 6, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye

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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - April 6, 1890, Burlington, Iowa part two! THE BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE. Established: June, 1839.] BURLINGTON, IOWA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 6, 1890 -EIGHT PAGES. [Price: 15 Cents per Week. HISS ALICE B. SANGER. TEE PRIVATE SECRETARY OF PRESIDER! AID IRS. HA1RIS0I, flow the Correspondence of the White House is Handled by the Deft Fin* gera of a Young Lady —How She Came to Aet Her Job. [Copyright, 1890.1 Washington, April 2. HE calling and visiting public of the capital nurn-b e r s ten thousand. During a season the ladies of the cabinet receive this many, and senatorial ladies who are well liked meet half this number. The list of the most popular representative’s wife rarely goes over three thousand, and even the ordinary individual passes the allotted five hundred friends before the winter passes. One can conoeive the immense labor attending the proper care of so many callers, and can understand Mrs. Chief Justice Fuller’s plaint when she said: “It takes ray three older daughters and myself every morning in the week putting down the people who call on a Monday and answering invitations.” Every year it becomes a more colossal task, and some women have been obliged to hire secretaries just for that work unless they have daughters. If they do have, the task falls upon them, and many a wealthy senator's daughter works aa hard ad a copyist in the departments. For some time after Gen. Harrison’s election to the presidency Mrs. Harrison tried the task of being her own secretary. As the mail increased to forty and sixty letters per day she called in the president’s stenographer, Miss Alice B. Sanger, to write her letters, and she herself signed them. Ever since her return to the White House in October she has been obliged to delegate the whole duty to Miss Sanger, and' only personal friends receive letters in the handwriting of the mistress of the White House. When the morning mail comes to the executive mansion the letters are quickly separate d by a clerk, who puts all directed to Mrs. Harrison on Miss Sanger’B desk. She runs over them quickly, throwing aside those that bear the unmistakable script of the crank. The others she carries to Mrs. Harrison’s room. The two sit down at the desk. Miss Sanger selects those that bear the writing of any of Mrs. Harrison’s intimate friends, opens them with her silver paper knife, throws away the envelope and passes the letter to Mrs. Harrison. If it is anything she wishes to answer herself, she places it to one side. Otherwise she returns the letter to Miss Sanger, who takes stenographic notes of the desired reply always on the letter, so that there can he no mixing of answers. Then the grand hulk of letters—the begging variety—are taken up. The secretary reads them at a glance, and tells the gist to Mrs. Harrison. For instance, a woman in Wisconsin, or Alabama, or Texas writes for a dollar to buy a rheumatism plaster, and in leading up to tile request inadvertently relates her whole history and the laborious process by which she contracted the disease. Miss Sanger says: “Mrs. -, of -, wants ona dollar to buy a cure for her rheumatism.” According to the reply she puts “yes” or “no” at Hie head of the letter, and in a few days Mrs. , of , is delighted with a letter on White House paper bearing the words: “Mrs. Harrison begs me to state that she is very sorry for your affliction, but til ere are so many calls on her charity, etc.” A signature that is probably known today better than any other woman’s in tile United States. Usually three-quarters of au hour is taken up in going through the mail. Miss Sanger then gathers up all the letters, goes back to the offlce and takes the odd half hours between the president's or Secretary Halford’s calls upon her to write the an ewers. It is said that Miss Sanger knows more about the president's affairs than any one except Private Secretary Halford, and for a matter of ten days before the opening of congress she was the only one besides Mr. Halford who knew the president's message. She is a jewel of secrecy, this young woman, and both the president aud Mrs. Harrison trust her with every confidence. She is a down east girl, and was 'born in Connecticut twenty-four years-ago. Her parents moved to Indianapolis when she was a child, aud it was there she had her schooling. At 15 she graduated from the high school, and expected to go to oollege the following year. Hor father, who was traffic manager of an Indiana railroad, met with reverses, lost his health, and the young daughter was forced to study typewriting and stenography. She wrote in various offices, and was taking court reports one day when Mr. Miller, of the law firm of Harrison. Miller & Elam, rushed in and asked for a stenographer. She went to his office and was there two years, when Gen. Harrison was nominated to the presidency. She knew him but slightly, as the other stenographer in tile office did his work; but the day after the noxnina-Mr. Miller sent her to the Harrison homestead, and she remained there until January, when the president gave her a two months’ leave. She traveled abroad during that time; and in addition to being one of the hest stenographers at the capital, she is also a cultured and noble looking girl. Caroline Sutton Pepper. ladies. I noticed day before yesterday a young American girl driving along the Champs with the dowager Duchesse d’Oporto, and afterwards they descended to take a cup of chocolate in the Bois. I thought the young lady's dress was a model of simplicity, and it was worn with quite French chic. The gown was of drab poult de sole, with six rows of brown velvet ribbon I gales 0f the Runnag Broad Jump— _ :    WELL. SORE DETAILS Or THE BAIE FKOI IEI OF EXFEMEICE. considered very good at curing off, woald lose no more dictum** by toeing I back of the line than is expected of any goad jumper. The jump is measured from thai take off, even though the nthiffta might Wt I foot hock, so it is to one’s interest is get as I ckw tothe edge as is possible. When I medal the present best amateur record of 28 feet SI inches in 1888,1 toed back three-quarters of an inch from the edge; but on another occa-1 WEATBERJAEING. DILL ITE TOSH ROHOSnCAIOI II 0P-POHTIOI TO W186DB AID DUEDE. around the bottom. It was entirely un-1 draped and had a multiple dot of brown I velvet ribbon. The jacket was of shaded tricot, cut very plainly and trimmed] only by braid and buttons. With this I she wore a large hat to match in color. Sarah Bernhardt drove by like a flash, but left a vision of a princesse toilet in I gold colored plush and cinnamon hear skin. The great donna, however, does The Import Ste of the “Take Oft” —How to Engineer Your Stride —Using Weights, The art of jumping to most people is difficult to understand. Jumpers vary so winch in build that it is useless to say that a certain athlete can spring well on account of having long legs, or that some other one can spring not seek so much for dazzling effects I equally well because he is short, strong and FRESH FROM PARIS. •   — Paris, March 23.—What a pity it is for fashion in-beautiful Paris that France is republican! No more of those magnificent fetes at which were worn costumes that cost weeks of study and set the fashions of the universe after. There are now no such things. A little-stupid dinner, or a still more stupid official reception, at which there are no really grand toilets to speak of. Mme. Carnot dresses well, but she does not make anything of her position as the leading lady in the nation as regards dress. Nobody copies her. It is sad to say it, but it is your countrywomen who carry off the palm for handsome dressing. They have the money and the taste, but they have not the proper means of displaying their beautiful gowns here, for Mme. Carnot, from some unexplainable reason, does not welcome American ladies. Perhaps they are too pretty and too bright. On some of the old and noble families therefore, falls the pleasant duty of re-Midst.. now as she did before she became Joan of Arc. She looks, acts and dresses her part off as well as on, and seems to live in the sweet delusion all the time, and every one who knows her says she has gained much in all amiable qualities. Bernhardt wore a lovely toilet the other day at the races—a gray argentee Irish poplin cut princesse. It had a border all around of black fur, above which was a deep embroidery in silver. THE AMERICAN GIRL AT THE THEATRE. Our bonnets this season, alas! are going to resemble cockle shells as to form, and they are not at all chic nor becoming; but perhaps we will get used to them after awhile. Only the exquisite beauty of the flowers and ribbons on them could reconcile us. Isn’t it droll that when bonnets i and rnts were large parasols became veritable soldier tents, and now that bonnets are growing smaller, parasols are becoming smaller also, and the new spring sunshades are not much larger than dinner plates, and all in the brightest of colors, though some are covered with lace. I noticed at the opera last night that nearly three-fourths of the ladies, and gentlemen, too, of the old families wore Douqnets of violets, so tha{ the very hall was filled with their perfume. It is- significant, but may lead to nothing. Marquise d’A. compactly built. Gymnastic instructors often theorize on this subject, but my experience ] bas been that any reason given for a certain athlete’s excellence in jumping coaid be completely dispelled by analyzing the build cf | some other equally good jumper. It is safe to say that the secret of jumping is none other than that attributed to nearly all athletic games where activity is the predominating feature. A wrestler before he can bring j about force sufficient to put his antagonist where he wants him must concentrate certain muscles for an effort. Jumping requires the same concentration, but it must be of quicker action. There are many different kinds of leaping, but few men are good at more than one or two styles. The reason for this is that there I is such a diversity of action in the various jumping events, and few styles of jumping will develop the muscles used in other styles. Broad jumping, which means clearing a distance, is the easiest to understand, although there are fewer good performers at It than at high jumping. This is because of the difB-1 culty in practicing broad jumping, for be- j fore one can try, for instance, the running broad jump a level place, 75 or IOO feet long, must be found. High jumping needs only a space of 30 or 40 feet and can be practiced in | S gymnasium almost as well as out of doors. It is not so with broad jumping, for the athlete to have confidence must land hi soft dirt, and even though there are gymnasiums with a clear space of IOO feet, a box of dirt for athletes to land in ten or fifteen feet long and a foot deep would take up too much space and be too much of a general nuisance to justify its presence. It can readily be seen that when the facilities for practicing high jumping are so much better than those given for clearing a distance, the latter game should have fewer good performers, even though it is a simpler exercise. Broad jumping, however, is more of a test of a man’s spring than high jumping, for there is less science in it. Running broad jumping consists simply of an athlete running up to a mark on the ground and springing from one foot, landing in soft dirt dug up for the purpose so that there will be no injury caused by a jar from coming in contact with hard ground. The athlete gauges his run so that a certain foot will always be at the take off, which is the lino from where he springs. In this way tho necessary muscles will be developed in the lag used to spring with. The only part in the jump that shows any degree of science is in taking off properly. This means to get the foot on the line where the measurement is made properly, so that no distance will be lost by taking off or stepping I Canseqient Purchase of Oakland Real Estate—The Vicissitudes af the Winter Traveler Across the Conti-sent—Ways af Railroads. [Copyright, 1890, by E. W. Ny©.] I have just bought some more real estate. It occurred in Oakland, Cal. I had the assistance of a prophet. I hope the loss will not overbalance the prophet. It occurred in this way: A prophet on a bicycle, who was hard up. came to Oakland suddenly a few weeks ago and began to ride up and down on a two wheeler and for to warn the people to "THE DETECTIVES HAD PROVED IT” But the Finding of Leach’s Body Showed j Them to Be Wrong. Rowland Leach, a successful and popular J traveling salesman of New York, disappeared j lately in Chicago and two weeks later his corpse was fished out of the Chicago river, at the foot of Market street. In thin alone there is nothing mysterious or very unusual, butin the events intervening there is enough to show that certain sections of Chicago are' more dangerous after dark than the wilds of I Africa; that there are well known'gangs whose business it is to rob and murder in combination; that the system of misleading j the police by perjury and “fabricated < has been reduced to a science, and that the J toughs” are able to completely mislead and { deceive the detectives. The curious feature of the case is that the I detectives collected abundant evidence that Leach was “on a spree” the night of his final j disappearance, that he visited disreputable women, and that he walked directly from a respectable saloon into a dangerous alley and into a group of the “Market street gang.” All this, be it noted, was proved by evidence which would have convicted a man of murder in the courts; yet when the corpse of the supposed victim of robbery and murder I was taken from the river there was not a sign I of violence on it save a slight gash which I was evidently due to a fall, the pockets had not been rifled, his diamond ring was still ou his finger, his gold watch and chain were ill their place and so were his memorandum and pocketbooks, small change and other property, I including even the key to his room at the I Palmer house. The detectives had proved a tolerably clear case of robbery and murder; but the corpse still more clearly proved that the man had j simply fallen into the river aud drowned. Once the truth was known, most of the other J evidence was dissipated. Some of the wit- j nesses, who had been sure they had Leach drunk, examined the corpse and cided that they had seen “some other man.” One of the women he had visited, and who ] was referred to as “the veiled lady,” came forward and proved to be an invalid, an old I acquaintance of the dead man and a lady of the highest respectability. How much, if any, of the other testimony was correct is still uncertain. The serious fact—serious to his friends and to ail travelers—is that if the corpse had not been found, Rowland Leach must have been remembered only as one who had thrown away his life in a reek- j less debauch. The detectives had provedTit. ROWLAND LEACH. RUNNING BROAD JUMP. [From an instantaneous photograph.] back from that lins. The take off line consists of a joist 6 inches wide and 3 or 4 inches thick, sunk flush with the ground with the 0 inch surface up. Its length is immaterial, and may range anywhere from 8 to 0 feet long, according to the width of the jumping path. A ditch is dug in front of the joist or on the side toward the direction the jump is made. The rules say that this ditch shall be at least 6 inches wide and 3 inches deep. Its purpose is to prevent the athlete from toeing over the line while jumping, for it can readily be seen that although one may encroach two or three inches over the miniature precipice, any further getting forward would result in the foot slipping down in the ditch while in the act of jumping, which of course would prevent even an ordinary distance being cleared. The place where the athlete lands is d up to the depth of about a foot. Its edge to the take off is about 14 feet and its furthest edge 20 feet from the scratch line. The leugth of this trough all depends u the class of athletes that use it. If an athlete jumps over 23 feet he should land in dirt dug up to a distance of 27 feet, so that there is no possibility of his sliding as he lands in the soft dirt, aud being stopped suddenly against the hard ground. Accidents of this kind have happened which have laid athletes on the shelf for some time with a sprained ankle or a strained tendon in a foot. To explain the take off a little further, it may be mentioned that the reason of its present construction is so that fouls can be easily judged. The old custom was to have simply a whitewash line on the level path. If an athlete should toe over a quarter of an inch or so it would be apt to cause a dispute. The suggestion of a ditch marking the scratch line would of course be considered impracticable unless a square edge could be maintained. Therefore a board is sunk. All jumps are measured from the edge of this thrown too high. [From an instantaneous photograph.] •ion, when I jumped 22 feet 11% inches, 11 toed back 5 inches from the edge. Still Mi I another occasion, when I jumped 23 feet 11 inch, I toed over between 2 and 3 incites, and J if I had gone over an inch or two further I probably would not have cleared over 20 feet on account of the spring from the ball of the foot being lost. My system of taking off correctly is in having a mark ranging from 49 to 51 feet back of the take off. If the conditions of the day are fair, about I 60 feet will be the mark, although on one oo-1 c as ion, when there was a strong breeze blowing in the direction of jumping, I had to go I back to 52 feet to prevent getting up too near to the take off. When the best record was made my take off was 51 feet, although ll started running from about 80 feet. My method of running up to the take off is the j same now as then. On that occasion I ran with increasing speed toward the 51 foot mark, getting the left foot at that point. That being the foot I spring with is the reason I commence running fast with it. My right then went at about 45 feet, left at 39, right 33, left 27, right 20, left 13, right 6, and then the left at the scratch line. These strides might have varied two or three inches, but no more, and it will be noticed that they were about six feet long to start with, increased to seven feet toward the end, except the last one, which is only six. All jumpers take a comparatively short stride just in front of the take off, because of inability ts lift well if it is put too far in front. In springing one should endeavor to get as high as possible without sacrificing too much momentum for it. The illustration ‘Tunning broad jump” shows an instantaneous Photograph of an athlete while in the air. he position of his arms has not much to do with the jump and one will unconsciously hold them to the side, extend them, or even swing them according to his balance. The illustration “thrown too high” shows an athlete who made such an effort to get a good rise that he sent himself askew, and the distance he will clear will not be what it would have been had he left the ground properly. It will be noticed that he is turned sideways and his arms look as if they were swinging. It is a sight often seen in a running broad jump contest. A good way to practice a running broad jump is to experiment in taking off properly and jump in a natural-way, not paying too much attention to the rise, but making a special point to run up with confidence to the take off. If one mark does not do try another, but, even after an athlete thinks his distance has been found, he will find that on certain days it will suit him and at other times it will not. Begin by jumping easily and after confidence is obtained effort may be used. Another jump for distance is the standing broad jump, which is without doubt the simplest form of jumping practiced in athletics. Every schoolboy knows how to do it. There is no learning to take off properly, for the athlete stands at a mark and simply lifts himself with his legs, landing as far away as possible. The illustration “standing broad jump” shows an instantaneous photograph of an athlete just having taken a sixing. The arms are thrown up, which is always the case just after the jumper has left the STANDING BROAD JUMP. [From an instantaneous photograph.] ground. When in the act of springing tile athlete will start with his arms at the side and throw them up quickly, at the same time contracting the muscles of his legs. The upward movement of the arms helps to propel the body. There is absolutely nothing to learn in this jump and as a test of a man’s spring it is considered unsurpassed. Men who do not taka part in athletic exercises, in settling a jumping dispute, will generally choose the standing broad jump on account of their knowing how to do it. Jumping with weights is an excellent all round exercise, for not only the legs but tho arms are developed, cut amateurs seldom use this style, and have competitions decided without artificial aid of any kind. MaXiOOLM W. PoSD. Force of HAMS. Teacher—Who shot President Lincoln? Tommy Jones (whose mind if not on board, which is also the edge of the preci-1 the lesson)—-Please, ma’am, it was TOK* pice. If an athlete touches the ground in | Brown. Willie Brown—Naw, *t wun’t, Tommy Jones did it, malam; I saw himl— I Lawrence American. front of this ditch it is a foul, and as the excavation is 6 inches wide no one can touch the ground without getting almost the whole foot in front of the take off en to the flat ground even in front of the ditch, and of.    ,_t course any judge would notice that. The!    No    Wood    10    .    , joist is specified to be 6 inches wide, because I First Tr amp—Let’s go in this housoaad that distance is sufficient to cover the ball Ia8^ for a meal. of the foot. If the board were wider it I    Second    Tramp—Why not the other woald interfere with tile spikes in the jump-1 one? er’s heel.    I    First    Tramp—Because in this home MEETING MR. J. SIDES. flee to the high grounds and also the wratli to come, for, he said, the waters of the great deep would arise at about the middle of the month and smite the people of Oakland and slay them, and float the pork barrels out of their cellars, and fill their cisterns with people who sneered at the prophecy. This prophet in this way did a good business. He attracted much notice, and had all he could do as a prophet for several weeks. Many Oakland people were frightened, especially as Wiggins, the great intellectual Sahara of the prophet industry, also prophesied a high wave which would rise at least above the bills at the Palace hotel in San Francisco. AV ith the aid of these two general, middle weight prophets, I was enabled to secure some good bargains in corner lots and improved property in Oakland at IO per cent, of the estimated value. In other words, I am putting my limited powers as a prophet against those of Professor Wiggins, the painstaking and gifted ass of Canada, and the bicycle prophet of the Pacific slope. I am willing to stand or fall by the result. As a prophet I have never attracted attention in this country, mostly because I have been too busy with other things. Also because there was so little prophesying to be done that I did not care to take hold of the industry; but I have ever been ready to purchase at a great discount the desirable residences of those who contemplated a general collapse of the universe, or a tidal wave which would wipe out the general government and cover with a placid sea the mighty republic which God has heretofore, for some reason, smiled upon. Moreover I can hardly believe that the Deity would commission a man to go out over California on a bicycle to warn people, when a few red messages and a standing notice in The Examiner would do the work in less time. Reasoning in this manner with a sturdy logic worthy of my rich and unctuous past, I have secured some good trades in down town property, and will await the coming devastation with a calm and entirely unruffled breast. California at this season cf the year is a miracle of beauty, as most every one knows. Nature heightens the effect for the tenderfoot by compelling him to cross the Alpine heights of the Sierra Nevada mountains and freeze to death in the cold heart of a snow blockade. Thus, weather beaten and sore, he reaches the rolling green hills and. is greeted with the rich odor of violets. I submitted to the insults of a tottering monopoly for a week, in the heart of the winter, and, tired and sick at soul, with chilblains on my feet and liniment on my other lineaments, I burst forth one bright morning into this realm of eternal summer. The birds sang in my frozen bosom. I shed the gunnysack wraps from my tender feet even as a butterfly or a tramp bursts his brill in the spring time, and I laughed two or three coarse, outdoor laughs, which shook the balmy branches of the tall pomegranate trees and twittered in the dense foliage of the magnolia. The railroad was very kind to us at first. That was when we were buying our tickets. Later on it became more harsh and reproached us at times. Conductors woke us up two or three times in the night to gaze fondly on our tickets and look as if they were sorry they ever parted with them. On the Central Pacific passengers are not permitted to give their tickets to the porter on retiring. You must wake up and converse with the conductor at all hours of the night, and hold a lantern for him while he slowly spells out the hard words on your ticket. I did not like this, and several times I murmured in a querulous tone to the conductor. But he did not mind it. He went on doing the behests of his employer, and in that way endearing himself tothe great adversary of souls. Do Are there many cases where the dead are thus _.        ,     k----  ,    VOu    not    nun* wu» « I A great many athletes, when they first try they use nothing but oil stow.—Mon-    ^    ^ United States—always exit is proved, however, by men who knew I * nummg broad jump with spike shoes, show -g    I    -    .    ™    "Til timidity in running up to the scratch mark I a quiet, reserved set of people, who, by saying nothing, sometimes obtain a rep-, utation for deep thought. I always envy anybody who can do that. Such men make good presidential candidates. Can-dictates, I say, mind yon. The time has | SOME come in this country when it is hard to unite good qualifications as a candidate with the necessary qualities for a successful official. The Piute in March or April does not go down cellar and bring up his gladiola or remove the hanking from the side of his villa. He does not mulch the asparagus bed or prune the pie plant or rake the front yard or salt the hens. Hedoes not even wipe his heart broken and neglected nose. He makes no especial change in his greet life work, because spring has came. He still looks serious and like a man who is laboring under the impression that he is about to become the parent of a thought. These children of the Piute brave never mature. They do not take their places in the history or the school readers of our common country. The Piute wears a bright red lap robe over his person, and generally a stiff Quaker hat with a leather band. His hair is very thick, black and coarse, and is mostly cut off square in the neck by means of an adz* {Judge, or possibly it is eaten off by moths. The Piute is never bald during life. After he is dead he becomes bald and beloved. Johnson Sides is a well known Piute who had the pleasure of meeting me at Reno. He said he was a great admirer of mine and had all my writings in a scrap book at home. He also said that he wished I would come and lecture for his tribe. I afterwards learned that he was an earnest and hopeful liar from Truckee. He had no scrap book at alL Also no home. Mr. Sides at one time became quite civilized, distinguishing himself from his tribe by reading the Bible and confining his shirt tail to the narrow confines of a pair of cavalry trousers instead of giving it to the irresponsible breeze as other Prates did. He now established an hotel up the valley in the Sierras and decided to lead a life of industry. He built an hostelry called the Shack-de-Poker-Hunt-us, and advertised in The Carson Appeal. a paper even the editor of which, Mr. Sam. Davis, says fills him with wonder and amazement when he knows that people actually subscribe for it. Very soon Prates began to come to the Shack to spend the heated term. Every Piute who took The Appeal saw the advertisement, which went on to state that hot and cold water could be got into every room in the house and that electric bells, baths, silver voiced chambermaids, overcharges and everything else connected with a first class hotel could be found at this place. So the Piute people locked up their own homes and, ejecting the cat, they spat on the fire and moved to the new summer hotel. They took their friends with them. They had no money, but they knew Johnson Sides and they visited him all summer. In the fall Mr. Sides closed the house, and taking a rubber cuspidor, with a capacity of two gallons, he resumed his blanket and went back to live with his tribe. When the butcher wagon came the next day the driver found a notice of sale, and in the language of Sol Smith Russell, “Good reasons given for selling.” Mr. Sides had been a temperance man now for a year, at least externally, but with the humiliation of this great financial wreck came a wild desire to flee to the maddening bowl, having been monkeying with the madding crowd all summer. So silently he concealed a bottle of Reno embalming fluid and secreted himself behind a tree, where he was asked to join himself in a social nip. He had hardly wiped away an idle tearwith the corner of his blanket and replaced the stopper in hi3 tear jug when the local representative of the U. G. J. E. T. A, of Reno came upon him. He was reported to the lodge, and his character bade fair to be smirched so badly that nothin sr but saltpeter and a consistent life could save it. At this critical stage Mr. Davis, of The Appeal, came to his aid, and not only gave him the support and encouragement of his columns, hut told Mr. Sides that he would see that the legislature took speedy action in removing his alcoholic disabilities. Through the untiring efforts of Mr. Davis, therefore, a bill was framed “whereby the drink taken by Johnson Sides, of Nevada, be and is hereby declared null and void.” On a certain day Mr. Davis told him that the bill would come up for final passage ana no aouDt pass without opposition, but a sack would have to be raised to defray the expulses. The tribe began to collect what money they had and to sell their grasshoppers in orderto raise more. Johnson Sides and his tribe gathered on the day named and seated themselves in the galleries. Slim old warriors with firm faces and beetling brows, to say nothing of havingtheir hair roached, but yet with no flies on them to speak of, sat In the front seats. Large, corpulent iquaws, wearing health costumes, secured by telegraph wires, listened to the proceedings, not knowing anything that was going on any more than other people io who go to watch the legislature. Finally, however, Sam Davis came and told Mr. Sides that the bill bad passed and that se was now pure as the driven snow. I law him last week, but it seemed to me It was about time to get some more-sps-nal legislation for him. Once Mr. Davis met Mr. Sides on the street and was so glad to see him that ie said, “Johnson, I like you first rate, sud would always be glad to see you. Whenever you can, le£>me know where you are.” The next week Sam got quite aJot of telegrams from along the railroad—for the Indians ride free on account-of their sympathies with the road. These tele- ms OF SOSS WHOSE BEMIS HATE EMD. Estella Renter, the Bavarian Prima Donna—Annie Louise Carey—The Marriages of Clara Louise Kellogg and Christine Nilsson. It is a notable fact that the honors of tbs stage are seldom divided equally between drama and song Fifteen years ago, for instance, there were more great singers than great actresses. Now the case is reversed. Fifteen years ago Gerber, Cary, Nilsson and Kellogg were in their halcyon days; but it would have been hard to select at that time four actresses as great. Now, we have one or two truly great prima donnas (with many of great promise) and fully a dozen of almost phenomenal talent. When Gersteris voice gave way after months of illness the calamity was not hers alone; the whole world lost by it. In 1887 she sang for the last time in public. V^ien she landed in New York on a November morning of that year she intended to carry out an extended concert tour. She sang once in New York; but her old admirers, who had gone expecting to hear that wonderful bell like voice, which had so pleased them in times gone past, were disappointed. A few nights afterward she sang in New Haven. It was apparent that she could not continue the tour, and she retired to the home of her brother, a New York physician, hoping that a few months of rest would bring back her waning vocal powers. It was a rain hope. That New Haven concert was her last. Notwithstanding Mme. Gerster's wonderful success in concerts, it was in opera that the appeared at her best. In the lighter masterpieces, like “La Son nam hula ” and “Linda di Chain ounix,” she was absolutely unrivaled. She is said to have been, without exception, the finest Amina on the modern stage She was bora at Kaschan, Hungary, in 1S56, ami made her debut as an opera singer in Vienna. Before sue    et OLK a GERSTER, visited the United States for the flrst time (in 1877) she hail been triumphantly received at Berlin. Florence. St. Petersburg and London Seven years before America heard for the first time the wonderful voice of Etelka Ger ster, Annie Louise (’ary made her debut in New York. The younger generation of music lovers hardly know who Annie Louise Cary was, but the older ones, who heard her sing remember ber with a thrill of admiration for her talent and regret for hor absence from the stage. She was born in a little town in Kennebec Me., in 1842. Even when she was a little girl her voice was so rich and mellow as to attract attention and her father sent her to Boston to study music. Shortly afterwards she became a member of Dr. Bartol’s church choir and did so well that her friends organized a concert for her l>enefit, and the result enabled her to go to Europe in 1806 to pursue her studies. In 1807 she made a successful debut in Copenhagen as Azncena in “ll Trovatore.” She sang in Sweden and Norway under the management of Ferdinand Strakosch and, later, won veritable triumphs in Stockholm, Berlin and London. The young prima donna was rapturously received in the United States when, in 1870, she made her first professional visit to the country of her birth. She sang in company with Kellogg, Nilsson and other famous artists, and was at once established as ttie representative American contralto. Miss Cary’s admirable qualities did not stop with her ability to dug. As a woman she was as lovely as she was talented as a singer. Whatever was hers was also the property of th* poor—she played the jiart of “hoofer lady” in real life as well as she played and sang her mimic parts on the stage. A pretty story is told of her kindness to a poor German woman ami her little child. It was during the early days of the famous mission at Five Points, New York city. Miss Cary, as well as many other prominent people, was straining every point to keep the tiny oasis in Gotham’s desert of iniquity green, and was a frequent visitor to the mission house. She sang one night some simple songs to the group of children who had been gathered together from the surrounding slums, and her sweet voice and gentle man ner completely won their hearts. It was per haps a week later that a carnage drove up to the theatre door just as Miss Cary was finishing her evening’s performance. It contained one of the ladies from the mission, who told Miss Cary that a poor German woman had called at the mission and asked with streaming eyes to see the lady who had sung to the children. The woman would not tell why she wanted to see Mies Cary, but begged for her so piteously that they finally promised to put the case before the great singer. Such cleanest., such flexibility, such riel had seldom been heard before, and i s improbable that the future has many such combinations in store. Miss Kellogg was one of the few women who have made greet successes with the public without first making a success with the newspaper men. She was never a favorite with the reporters, aud apparently she ad no desire to be. It is said that s-he lid not always even take pains to he* courteous to them. The joke about the coldness of Mary Anderson is proverbial; but it said that ah the witty paragraphs scut out at Our Mary's" expense had I wa rehashed from similar ones written with Clara Louise as their subject, Down to November, 1887, he was looked upon as being almost without entiment. Then her little romance developed. Y ears before—no one seems to know how mane—she had been saved by a plucky XA. CLARA LOUISE KELLOGG. young man from drow ning. This young man was Carl Strakosch, a nephew of Max Strakosch. He was a good deal \ounger than Miss Kellogg; but his heroism resulted in a strong friendship between them, and the friendship developed into love. They were married in Elkhart, Md., and so far as anybody knows have been very happy. Writing of Kellogg's marriage recalls the entirely different but no less unusual one of Christ int' Nilsxm. This latter took place in Paris in lS-E. 'Hie Spanish aa was tile bridegroom, >t it was Ute story that I the count not because r w helming affection for loved his daughter so at the time a grown up for several years beau traveling companion and Hor father, the eon ut, was daughter, and objected to from him m> much. Finally satisfactorily arranged by the marriage of the loving papa to the no less loving friend, who thus Iiecuuie the mamma of her beloved companion. aint de Casa Mi ran mid the strange part Mine. Nilsson marrte slie felt any very o\. him, but because she well. The lat ter was young lady, and had Mrao. Nilsson’s dearest friend. very fond of his having her away tho matter was CHRISTINE NILSSON. By the way, it was just lief ore her marriage to Count de Miranda that Nilsson bad her exciting earthquake experience at Mentone. It was 3 o’clock in the morning whoa the shock come, and almost in an instant the botel was a ruin. Noun itbstauding the craoh of failing walls and ceilings Mme. Nilsson did not lose her pre«enc<- of mind. Bile did not stop to dress, but she did stop to unlock her trunk and take therefrom about f150,000 in money and jewels. The count’s daughter shared her room as usual and, wrapping themselves in blankets and l*edciothmg, they made their escajie as best they could. This was not Mme. Nilsson’s first thrilling adventure. In 1885 she was singing at Stockholm. She had just finished a song when tho enthusiastic crowd rushed toward Charles Xii square. The police vainly tried to stop them—women fainted and children screamed and a frightful panic requited. 'Phe scene that follower! was horrible in the extreme. Hundreds of people wi re trampled underfoot and the air, which so short a time before hod been tilled with lh* diva’s wringing tones, re-verlierated witii theories of the wounded and dying. Mme. Nilsson through it ali remained lest to prevent the panic I Ie r-M near her. She dis kl eer to relieve the suf-ilr- I and .ravr/several conli which were 11*-yr»to<i to Davis Deacons. cairn and did lier I from extending to bur serf thousands of faring* of tile wouir certs, the proceeds < the same go<xi evilly One of the Heat. Albert .Sundstrom, who died recently in California, was well known to toe amateur athletes of N» w York. He was ouiy 25 years obi, and bm career was very promising in every way. He had taken gf^od care of himself, bal never disnijratei, and the result was that he possessed a physique which nothing couM affect. Hi brother, flus Hundstrom, champion long distance swimmer, had devoted a good d‘-al of time to the instruction of Albert, ami the young man started on a tour of the world to beat all corners. He went to the different big cities, posted a forfeit, ami remained several weeks rn every town waiting for the crack swimmers to come along. Ile defeated them one after another with care at ali distances, and had made an uninterrupted record in California, when he was stricken with typhoid pneumonia and carried off. _ Henry Irving, .Jr. “Young Irving,” as his college friends call him, seems to be preparing to follow in his illustrious father’* footsteps. He has never appeared on the stage as a professional, bai Him well, that Leach had been drinking that evening, and so the presumption holds that be became intoxicated and' in that condition fell into the river. The “slugging* and robbery were purely mythical. Deceased was a native of Connecticut, unmarried, very ‘col and placing their foot on the board on account of tile feeling that the spikes will stick ha the wood and throw them. A few trials •t it, however, remove all fear in this re* fwd. Another disagreeable feeling expert-1 A Lumbering Joke. Razzle—How do you like your mw boarding place? Dazzle—Worst Pre struck yet. The active in business and of «nij rat win italy* rn i I awned by novices is caused by the liability of I pudding today tasted like sawdust. vinal habits. fooh going over too far, slipping down in the ditch bringing about a wrenched muscle or tendon. Accidents of this kind are frequent, and only after considerable practice con an athlete ran ap to the toke off with fall foroe and feel sore af not going over too far. The method used by most athletes in striking the toke off properly Is to mark off at some distance back a line on tile path and, ■tart naming from that point, nsing a fairly regular stride which brings them ttethe take ..    -_.    ._..off with the proper foot Some have their and was resting after hfr ascent wImb ha j    ^    or    I3?fert    away    from    the take off, soddenly slapped fatales Rod err la tined: I while others will have an indicator within 30 I've got it I I wasted toaak him wheat I or go fe* of the takeoff. Those who have Ha “Can-you tell me”— he queried aa ha entered the city hall, “can you inform me”- “What ia it!” “Upon my soul, but I have forgotten what I wanted to inquire fort wall, never mind.” He toiled slowly up*two pain of stairs dazzle—Well, sawdust is b°ard? I’m sure.—Exchange. very fine I said to an official of the road: you not think this is the worst managed I    were    dated    at    difierentistations ~ ’    i    along    the    way,    and    were    hopeful    and cepting the Western North Carolina rail road, which is an incorporated insult to humanity?’ “Well, that depends, of course,” he mid, “on what standpoint from whioh you view it from. “Well, if you were trying to divert travel to the Southern Pacific, also the even cheery, all being marked lect.” They were about-as follows: “Sam Davis, Canon, Nev: ‘•Winnemucca, Nev,, March SI, ’80. “I am bere. “Johnson Sows.” Every little while, for quite a longtime, Mr. Davis would get a bright, cheery A Toothful Financier. "Say, mamma, how much am I worth?* "You are worth a million to me, my tem.” "Say, mamma, couldn’t you advance twenty-five cents?*—Exchange. the elevator was!"—Albany Telegram. At a City Restaurant—^Waiter, tth is execrable; get me another bottle.” “Certainly, m’sieu.” “Why, this wine is exactly the same as the other.” "Beg pardon, m’steu, it has a blue seal, and besides, it’s a fkanddearer.”— Amnrmnn 11* Familia._______. I marks around the latter distance generally nm from 00 or TO feet, and get a certain foot i at their mark and increase their speed from that point. J. a Voorhees, who formerly held the beet American amateur record at this game of 23 feet 7% inches, commenced naming at a mark 88 fest 8 inches away from j foe takeoff. He leaped from hie right foot, and woald I start toeing the 86 foot mark. He ran to the! takeoff with 8 or 4 fest at lint, boti ittoJaths aterlUrtnN-* lite A Mystery. At early morning Fenner Brown Had hastened troci the door; Ha face was darkened with a frown •J?** °*t bad shone before. TTs hard,” sold he, “to keep lliinf tsat Tuesday 'twos&'tsa Confound thsf raffle old gate! whatmokeolheagaolowr And bonny Toto a dainty sight,    -    * Stood still, demure and shy; Tm house dog, who hod barked all ingle, * . Half dosed a knowing eye; Ttoswallow, Iud Hut told his mote ► Cr chats 'neath star beam's glow; And Farmer Broom ated, “Drat that gstel roBing stock, the good will, the culverts, I telegram, sometimes in the middle of the tile dividends, the frogs, the snow sheds, I Qjgbt •when he was in bed, assuring him the right of way and tho new laid train I johnson Sides was “there,” and he figs, everything except the first, second I wou^^ go back to bed cheered andujoothed ana intra mortgages, which would nato- | ^ sustained. rally revert to the government, weald you not think we were msnagifig the business with a steady hand and a watchful eye?” I said I certainly would. I then wrang his hand softly and stole away,ae be also began to do the same thing. At Reno we had a day or two In which to observe the city from the car plat- How She Coaid Comfort Him. Departing Wife—And, John, is there J anything you would like me to say beworm whilst waiting for the blockade to [fore I die, any little word that will combe raised. We could not go away from | fort you when I am gone? the train more than SOO fest, for it might start at any moment. That is aaa beauty about a snow blockade. It entitles yon to a stop over, but yon mart be ready to bopon when the train starts. I improved Stricken Husband—Well, Jane, I don’t know of anything—oh, yes! Cairny OU tell me how you make those cookies* so that I can write tim recipe for my seo- axxie louise cart. Miss Cary hesitated only long enough to change her stage costume for a street dross before she drove post haste to the address given by the German woman. They found her in a cold, cheerless attic of a back street tenement, and in her shivering arms she clasped a sick child. The latter, daring ber infrequent moments of consciousness, constantly called tor the lady who had sung at tee mission. Miss Cary relieved the tired mother of her burden and beld the child in ber own arms, while tee sang softly the mine songs the little girl beard her sing before. The child1! veilings ceased at once. In the meantime wflBag hands Had built a' warm fire In the empty stove and had brought nourishing food. Bat cold and hanger hod already done their work, and the child sighed away her little life in Miss Cary l arms as tee greet anger sang low and sweet of the angola and he who has said: “Sailer little children to dome onto me.” Miss Cary retired from the stage about twelve years ago. after having married a rich New Yorker named Raymond. She hoe charge of one of Gotham’s big charities, and ©taw good is to be done there is tee. She mag In a chorus during a Brooklyn concert not long ago, but says she has not courage to sing a solo in public now. Perhaps it is hardly fair to clam Clara Kellogg with the prime donne of the past, for she was still flinging last seat Bat it woald be still less fair to say that Miss Kellogg was thai at ber bete The Iaeger ririns were oftener than not omitted from her list of concerto. Mim Kellogg was essentially a business woman, and she sang aa long there was money In singing. When the public oeesed to pay its dollars to hear ber, tee  ___  lend    wife.    I    don’t    think    I    should    ev»    _    _    ^__________ _____ thetime by caltrnUiiig thvaoqa^Wao* I gatover your death if the aecret cf.soak- I mopped angingaod not until then. the begattal lid    °itfc.W^ti>o«ecooki»    thonMdi. with    \    Dvr** th. j»r.    mM 1    “----*•—*—Tnnaociite    I    Mi    tort    that    tost    wag    nmtour wendcal HENRY IRVING, JR. he took the title role in the recent production of Browning’3 “Strafford” by the Oxford (England) university student*, and according tothe English papers he surprised even the mote enthusiastic of hi3 friends by the excellence of his acting. The ease and grace of his gestures,, the subtlety of his facial expression and the skillfully graduated transitions from quiet pathos to powerful intensity were all admirable and stamped him at once as OK actor of great pr-mise. Young Irving ti strikingly handsome and a general favorite. It is said that while be is like his father to many ways, he lacks the stiffness and disor hauteur which characterial the Irving when off the stage. w    _ _______ Not at AU OrtxDuO. De Snooks—Is your pretty little fneou milch of an artiste?    .    .    ai Rival Belle—Nothing her, she copies everything she doe* De Snooks—Is that so?    belter* BM Belle to* can draw her own Dream wiiusw ■tint ;

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