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GREAT BALL PLAYERS
Fan Talk About Weil-Known
ABATOR" OROURKE'S HISTORY
Life of the KntRht of the Padded
Glore JmU About 12 Year What
Some of tae Old-Timers Are
With -the return of the baseball season
and the revival' of popular Interest In the
National sport, not afew of the fans re--call
the old-tlraers who used to be stir
players and -who have disappeared from
the public eye. They also wonder where
these veterans are. If they still live, and
what occupations they are engaged In.
The average professional baseball player
does not last many years, especially If he
Is a pitcher or a catcher. If he helps form
a battery ten or 12 years Is a compara
tively long time for him to remain In the
limelight, although many pitchers and
catchers make excellent fielders after they
have outlived their usefulness In the box
or behind the bat. Fielders last much
longer, because they are not under such a
physical strain, but If a fielder plays ball
continuously for a score of years he Is
regarded as a veteran.
George Van Haltren, or "Old Man Van."
as he Is called. Is generally considered a
veteran yet he has been playing In the
big league only about 16 years, andUwhen
ho made his first appearance in the' East
In the latter SO's ho was considered a
The moot remarkable veteran of them
all viewed from the standpoint of physical
preservation, is "Jim" O'Rourke, who
caught for the New Torks in the SO's. He
Is still playing ball and catching behind
In 1S73 he Joined the Bostons of the Na
tional League, and he continued to play
with various clubs of the big league till
1833, when he aided in organizing the Con
necticut Valley League, and at the same
time organized the Bridgeport club, which
played In the new league till it was
merged into the Connecticut State League.
O'Rourke has owned, managed and cap-
talned the Bridgeport club, In addition to
doing practically all the catching, since he
first organized it. He not only owns the j
club, but he also owns the grounds on
which the games are played.
In addition to being a ballplayer
o itourke is a practicing lawyer, having
received the degree from Tale College of
LLhB. He Is a member of many secret
orders and at present he holds the office of
Fire Commissioner at Bridgeport He is
married and has a large family. One of his
sons, James S. O'Rourke. Is a student in
Yale and a famous athlete. Recently when
the Bridgeport club played the Tale club
the spectators witnessed the novel sight
of seeing James O'Rourke, Sr., catch for
.Bridgeport, while James O Rourke, Jr.,
played shortstop for Yale.
O'Rourke's career is exceptional when It
Is considered that most of his work has
t been as a catcher, and that even now he
occasionally catches two games In one
arternoon. He has never used liquor or to
bacco. He is not a Prohibitionist, but he
says liquor and tobacco were always re
pulsive to him. He was born In Bridge
port, well a good many years ago; and he
first played ball In fields and vacant lots
of that place. The present generation of
baseball enthusiasts know Jim O'Rourke
by reputation. When he was with the
Bostons he was associated with such
players as Harry Wright, George Wright.
Al Spalding. Joe Stark. Bobby Mathews,
John Hatfield, Arthur Cummlngs, Bob
Ferguson and other noted players. After
being with the Bostons for six years he
joined Providence and afterward he played
with Buffalo. Washington and New York,
all of the National League. Usually he
played either as catcher or outfielder, and
In the four years he was with the Buffalo
club he was the manager.
From 1SS5 to 1893 Jim O'Rourke was
with the New Torks, and he caught many
an exciting game for the "Giants." With
him in the team were such famous players
as Roger Connor. Micky Welch. Joe
Gerhardt. John M. Ward. Tim Kecfc
"Buck" Ewlng and others.
O'Rourke does not appear to be more
than 40 years old. His hair is not gray,
his eyes are clear and his actions quick,
and, although he is not tall and has no
superfluous flesh, he weighs 1S3 pounds.
His Bridgeport club always has made
money and has stood near the top of the
list at the close -of the championship sea
son. Although he Is old enough to be the
father of nearly all his players, last sea
son was the first season he did not lead
his club ln,battlng. and then he stood sec
ond. When he was asked to what he con
sidered he owed his wonderful physical
preservation and his present condition he
"I think I inherited an unusually strong
constitution and I have retained it and
kept myself well and strong by abstin
ence from liquor and tobacco and by suf
ficient exercise. I am not a temperance
lecturer, but I think the less Hminr nnv
man. and especially a ballplayer, drinks
tho better off he Is. Tobacco may not be
especially harmful, but I know it serious
ly affects an athlete's wind and his stay
"The best exercise I think is outdoor ex
ercise. I am not favorably impressed with
Sj-mnasium work and rarely if ever adopt
Jt. Exercise In the fresh open air has such
beneficial results on the lungs that I con
sider it practically the only kind to take "
John M. Ward. New Tork's old short
stop and captain, is practicing law in
Arthur Whitney, who used to play third
base for the New Torks. is running a
men's furnishing goods store in LowclL
Roger Connor Is managing tho Spring
field (Mass.) baseball club.
Buck Ewing is in Cincinnati, where he
owns much real estate.
Mike Tiernan has a saloon uptown on
Fifth avenue in New York.
John Clarkson. who used to pitch fa
mous ball for the Chicagos, owns a cigar
store in Saginaw, Mich.
"Std" Farrar, who used to hold, down
the first bag for the Philadelphlas, is
living in Melrose. Mass., and devoting
much of his time to the musical carer
of his daughter, whq has made a great
nit In Europe as a singer.
Same Wise, who played second for the
Bostons 30 years ago and afterward joined
the Buffalos. is In business In. Buffalo
Hardie Richardson of "Giant" fame runs
a saloon in Utica.
31g Dan Brouthers went to Wappincer's
SMls after he quit the New Yorks and ho
Is now doing a lucrative real estate busi
dwla C- Anson Popularly known as
Baby and "Pop." runs the biggest bil
liard and pool room in Chicago, and Is
mixed up in politics on the side.
Jim Mutrle, "Smiling Jeems." as he was
known, runs an ice cream and candy store
on Staten Island.
Danny Richardson, who played second
ior ino rew lorks. owns, with Mayor
Eheehan. of Elmlra. the biggest dry goods
store in that city. 6
"Smiling" Mickey Welch, the old New
York pitcher, has a saloon ln.Holyoke
George Gore Is on the road for a whole
sale whisky house.
Joe Gerhardt has a ealoon in One Hun
dred and Twenty-fifth street.
i!fw,?n,ett' tte famocs catcher,
who had both legs cut off in a railroad
accident some years ago, has a cigar
store in Detroit. The new baseball park.
Bennett Park, was named after him.
Joe Start, the veteran Providence player.
when that city was In the National
League, has a road house just outside the
City of Providence.
Arthur Irwin Is manager of the Roch
ester club of the Eastern League.
Tom Brown Is an umpire In the Eastern
John MorrllL whom middle-aged men
can recall as the star outfielder of the
Bostons when they used to crawl under
the fence, runs a sporting goods store In
Boston In partnership with George
Wright, a brother of Harry Wright
COLLEGE COACH'S TROUBLES.
"Skel" Roach Takes a Parting Sfcet
at Varsity Players of Michigan.
"Skel" Roach, Michigan's , baseball
coach, has left, giving the team over
to the charge of Captain Utley and Train
er Fitzpatrick. Before "Skel" left he
unburdened his mind of a few comments
on the peculiarities of college baseball
"When I came here," said Skel, "I
found that men were taught to play
baseball with their feet Now, I always
thought that a ball player" Skel dwelt
with a respectful enunciation on the
words "ball player" "played ball with his
hands. I never knew that he played with
his feet I found Captain Utley, when
I came here, teaching the men to get their
feet in front of grounders. Everybody
yelled at a man when a grounder went
v"Got your feet In front of it! Get your
feet in front of- it!"
"Utley told me that he had been play
ing ball for years, and always thought
that was the proper play. He said that
Sexton, Michigan's former coach, taught
that way of stopping grounders.
"Now," Skel continued, "if a man can't
stop a grounder with his hands. he is
no ball player, and I don't want him on
my team. In the first place, a man
cannot get a grounder readily if his feet
nre rlnKA trcrtVT- Thov (nt.rf.r. -n.it v.
the action of hls firms mnVlnr- Vito hnnita I
stiff about stopping the balL Then his
feet are not In the right position for
him to whip the ball quickly across to
first I think that a ball player ought
to play ball with his hands and not with
Another trouble which Skel found was
college independence. When Roach
wanted to strengthen Michigan's infield
by putting Redden, the football player,
on third base, Redden's team mates raised
a kick. They said that Redden had never
played the position before and that some
one else ought to have a show. Roach
was firm, and "Red" proved to be the
best inflelder on the team. Again, early
In the year, a candidate for third base
let Roach work with him for three weela?,
under the delusion that the man was
eligible. Just an hour before, the spring
trip the boy announced that he could not
go with the team on account of studies.
Roach took a substitute, who played well
in practice, but had stage fright In a
FIRST HANGING IN SOUTHERN OREGON
Miners Organize a Court Which Tried and Convicted a Murderer la 1852
N ORDER to get an Intelligent under
standing of the situation and the chaotic
condition of society prior to and at the
time of the execution, it must be explained
that the mines on Rich Gulch within the
limits of Jacksonville were discovered by
a .party en route from the Willamette Val
ley to Yreka late in the fall of 1S5L After
crossing the Rogue River the party kept
near the foothills to avoid the dangerous
Indians on Bear Creek, and camped over
night on the present site of Jacksonville.
While some of the members were prepar
ing sapper, James Pool took a pick and
pan and went down to the bed of the gulch
to prospect, and was happily surprised to
find that every pan yielded the most flat
tering results. The party made a perma
nent camp, staked off claims and went to
mining. The gulch proved to be very rich,
Yreka was at that time a booming mining
camp. The flats and gulches In and
around the town literally swarmed with
men, and the new discoveries from day to
day kept the transient population at fever
tlment was that as a matter of self-pro-'tectlon,
and as an example to despera
does and vicious persons. Brown should
be arrested and tried, and if found guilty,
punished In accordance with the judg
ment of the court before whom he was
tried. A. meeting was cilled, and W. W.
Fowler selected as Judge and Abe Thomp
son as Sheriff. Thompson at once ar
rested Brown, and guarded him securely
until next day, when 12 disinterested per
rons, found to be such after careful elimi
nation, were selected as Jurors to hear and
decide the case. ' Columbus SImms, after
wards If not at that time Territorial Prose
cutii.g Attorney, appeared for the territory,
and David Branen and another attorney
whose name I cannot at this time recall
appeared for the accused. The trial was
commenced and conducted to its close
strictly In accordance with the: forms of
territorial law, and with all trfe dignity
and decorum observed in regularly con
stituted courts. Tho same order was
maintained, witnesses were examined and
cross-examined with the same painstak
ing care as in authorized courts, the usual
objections were made to Irrelevant or Ille
heat When the news of the discovery of
Rich Gulch reached there, exaggerated as
discoveries always were in those days, an
avalanche of men swept over the Siskl
yous, and by the spring of '62, 3000 or 4000
miners were delving in the hills and
streams around Jacksonville.
It must be remembered that at this time
there were no county organizations, no
gal questions, and the Issues carefully
To the baseball enthusiast 5f .the pres
ent day a description of the National
game as played a generation ago will
probably prove astounding. Even the old
timer who has seen the game played In
the long ago will find it Interesting to re
fresh his memory.
The description of baseball printed in
the Encyclopedia Brittanica, dated 1878.
is highly amusing to followers of the game
as played today. The description Includes
a diagram of the old-time diamond and
field. Ten players were used, the tenth
being a right shortstop. After giving mi
nute particulars as to the laying out of
the grounds, the description goes on:
"Formerly nine a side was the usuil
number of players, but latterly an addi
tional man has been Introduced as right
shortstop and the sides Increased to ten.
The theory of the game Is that one side
takes the field and the other goes in.
The pitcher then delivers the ball to the
striker, who endeavors to hit It In such
a direction as to elude the fielders and
enable him to run around all the base
lines home without being1 put out"
One of the rules of the game was that
"In delivering the ball the pitcher must
not move either foot outside the limits
of the square (box) and the hand must
not be raised higher than the hip. All
balls delivered over the home base at the
height requested by the striker are fair
balls. AH other balls are unfair or
called balls, and if three occur In suc
cession the striker is allowed to take
the first base. The striker may call for a
high ball, which shall be delivered above
his waist but below his shoulder," or a
low ball below his waist but not within
one foot of the ground."
The rules also provided that the striker
was out If a fair ball was caught be
fore touching tho ground or "after touch
ing the ground but once."
On tho subject of the duty of players
the rules provided that the catcher's diitv
Is to catch all balls pitched to the striker.
-ne stands close to the striker's position
when the pitching Is slow and som aftv
feet off when it is swift The pitcher Is
the most responsible person on the out
side. His great object Is to deceive thn
striker as to where the ball Is coming,
and he must therefore, havo full con
trol over tho ball, besides possessing th
nerve to face any catches hit straight at
"Right shortstop Is jrenerallr th rnn.
tain of the side, and is available either in
una position or anywhere else where an
extra hand is required. Having less work
to do than any other fielder, he has bet
ter opportunities or attending to his gen
eral duties of supervision.
xne pastime requires rood mthin-
throwlng and running powers, combined
with courage, nerve, good judgment and
muick. perception or what to do In the
field. The great drawback Ik
being left to the umpire and his decision
ueing so rrequently called for. Hardly
a ball Is pitched or struck or a base run
without his being called for an umpire's
aeclslon under some rule or other, where
as the details of the game should be so
plain and" clear as only to call for an
umpire's decision under exceptional cir
cumstances. The atutude of the striker
n.eiegani one. and the pitcher Is
allowed to keep the former's muscles too
iuhb on me stretcn before actually de
"tci. -e can. isase&all Is a quicker
wiu mure nveiy pastime than the great
v.6i K 1 " ol -cncKt which Is the
chief thing to be said in its favor."
GRANT EXPECTS DEFEAT
vumgiuian xieiieves Uoonerelt Will
Have Eastern Running: 3Iate.
SAN DIEGO. CaL, June 20. U. S. Grant
when asked whether it Is to be consid
ered that he is a candidate for the Vice
Presidency on a ticket with Mr. Roose
"I have not announced myself as a can-
uiuuie xor me vice-presidential nomina
tion, but I have known that some of my
friends have entertained the feeling that
the position ought to come to this Coast
and that I was probably as available a
candidate for it as any other citizen of the
section. Mr.. Roosevelt can carry the great
West without the assistance of a Western
name, and I think he will favor some
considered and passed upon by the Judge:
and upon conclusion of the testimony, the
argument of counsel, and charge of the
Judge, the Jury was locked up in charge
of a sworn guard to deliberate upon Its
verdict After being out about two hours
the Jury reported to the guard an agree
ment and on returning Into court the
foreman handed In a verdict of murder In
the first degree. The evidence was so
positive and conclusive against the ac-
courts, no executive, judicial or peace of- CU5ta inai w Juage tnereupon sentenced
w ,, ,v. . . , the prisoner to be hanged at a certain
fleers, and that every man was a law unto v. u,. ,,,. ,fl ,, v,
himself. And when it Is considered that I tho sheriff to guard and safely keep the
this large influx of excited miners repre- I prisoner till the day and hour named,
sented every nationality, that every type, I When the time of execution arrived, the
color and condition could be found among Prisoner was brought out under an armed
,v, x , v . . , . , . J guard of 12 and marched to the gallows
f.TV r. tndnedand which had been previously erected, and
!S dtr l,T1!ar influ?ce en having been placed on the platform, the
tertalned different beliefs on political, do- ,,-nih --- ,n y,,- ,, ,a
.u V' SJvniimaiim Queouuiu... , anrt (eet pinionea ana the black cap be
as naturally as a duck does to water'
is their nature to," and they are much to
be pitied therefor. But the keepers of
the most successful duck farm In the
world bear testimony that ducks thrive
Dest when their supply of water is limited
and the women who are Inclined to worry
vmi ao weu not to indulge the tendency.
Ono .may not be able to heln nn'
thoughts and fears: one can alwavs re
strain the expression of them unless one
is a tool: It may require an effort to
keep one's worries securely battened down
msieaa or unloading taem to torment
omer people to bite, and: snarl, and nag
unui me music or borne is lost m dls
cord but the .effort is a Christian and
wueiy auty, the neglect of which Is in
excusaDie, ana strength, mental and
pnyBicai. grows always by virtue of ex
that they were as widely divergent in
tastes, inclinations and purposes as the
countries from which they came were dis
tant from each other, that there was no
common bond of union, fraternity or na
tional brotherhood between them, and no
restraints of low or organized society
when the anomalous situation Is fully un
derstood. It Is little wonder If crime should
have run riot and murder and robbery
stalked unpunished through the camps.
But though the situation would seem to
invite and specially favor reckless and un
restrained lawlessness, yet little compara
tively prevailed. A due sense of such pru
dence and civility as would best inure to
personal safety combined with a whole
some fear of the swift and stem Justice of
miners, constrained each and all to an
observance of those principles of peace and
amity which characterize all civilized peo
ples. And so there was little crime except
of a rollicking, social and reckless nature
which might be reasonably expected in a
large, unorganized community of transient
strangers. Such a notable absence of
crime under such conditions may be re
garded as truly remarkable.
In April, 1852, a man who was called
Ir-g drawn over his face, the rope was
cut and the condemned man shot down
llko an arrow, and hung suspended with
his neck broken In full view of the great
throng that had assembled to witness the
This was the first execution in South
ern Oregon, and though there were no
legally authorized courts, and no execu
tive cr peace officers, tho whole proced
ure from tho arrest to the execution was
carried out strictly In accordance with the
criminal practice of the territory save jn
the matter of Indictment and perhaps
also as to the early execution after the
sentence. Respecting, however, the short
time allowed the condemned mn after
the sentance. It will be remembered that
when the Indians, Tom and Thompson,
I were tried before United States Judge
I O. B. McFadden, at Jacksonville, Feb-
T-iinrv 7. IRS, for lha murder of citizens.
they were convicted and the Judge only
gave them three days' grace, from Feb
ruary 7 to February 10, when they were
Brown's gallows was constructed by
nlantlns: four posts in the ground, two
Brown bv his rnmmiM htit vhmn ripht lonir and two short fThe platform was
name was Jackson Maynard, a gambler, swung between them 'on two ropes, so
kil ed Samuel Potts, a rancher. In front aajustea as 10 idukc uie pmvioriii ncumc.
of the "Round Tent" a large canvas en
closure built and used for gambling pur
poses. Potts bad taken up the well-known
Eagle Mills place, two miles below Ash
land, and built a house over the hot
spring that Issues from the bluff on the
south side of the road, and running short
ot provisions, went to Jacksonville to buy
supplies. There was a foot race in town
durlrm the afternoon, and the gamblers ap
pear to have been thrown down, at least
they thought so, and the race created a
great deal of adverse comment among tho
sporting fraternity. Maynard and Potts
had both been drinking- and were ugly and
quarrelsome, though they were not con
sidered to be drunk. They met at the door
of the Round Tent where the race was
being discussed, and a quarrel ensued be
tween them, during which Maynard drew
his pistol and killed Potts. As far as
known Potts made no attempt to assault
Maynard, but was shot without provoca
tion other than words in which Maynard
was quite as offensive as Potts.
A great crowd assembled Immediately
after the shooting, and the uniform sen-
The ropes were then brought together at
a convenient place where, wltn a single
blow of a hatchet tho platform could be
instantly freed. The gallows was erected
on the flat In front of the present public
f-chcol building, and tb posts stood there
for many years as grim reminders of the
Deniltv meted out by miners to evil
Brown's body was burled on the banks
of Daisy Creek, a small stream that Is
sues from Rich Gulch, on a lot after
wards owned and occupied by Hon. C. C.
Beekman as residence property.wBrown's
remains having been taken up and burled
in the old Jacksonville cemetery.
This recital will be news .to nine-tenths
of the people of Jacksonville, who never
heard of Brown or the execution.
It would be interesting to show the
alarming increase of crime after the or
ganization of the county, March 7, 1S53,
but It would make this article too long.
While the evil-disposed did not fear the
regularly constituted authorities, they
had a wholesome dread of the swift and
unerring Justice of the miners.
Roseburg, June 17.
ADVICE TO THE WOMAN WHO NAGS
BY HELEN OLDFIFLD.
BOSTON IS SINKING.
"With Sarronadlng Territory, It I
Slowly Approachlnc Sea Level.
BGSTON. June 30. According to an ex
member of the MetroDolltan Wat
Board, Boston and the surrounding ter
ritory are slowly staking down to tho
sea level. The statement Is made in a re
port on tho Charles River dam. The sub
sidence Is estimated to be at the rate of
about one foot in 100 years. The pres
ent piano used as a base by Boston en
gineers has sunk to .69 feet below the
mean low water, and throws out all sur
vey circulars for the state. Various land
marks along Massachusetts Bay have
sunk one to two feet in 90 years.
Of the 2S8t CcnrreraUon&l minister la Ens
land and 'Rale 2373 r lUted to b tee-totaters.
THERE is no manner of woman
whom a man can take to wife so
trying to the temper, and so weari
some In all ways, as the woman who
nags. It is the little foxes who eat up
the tender vines; and continual fret and
worry often tell more heavily upon nerves
and spirit than do great trials. One
braces oneself for the heavy cross, but
gives way hopelessly and helplessly under
the never-ceasing strain of the little Irri
tations which must be borne day in and
Scientists tell us that there is no mora
unendurable form of torture than that of
water falling drop by drop upon the head.
The victim goes mad and finally dies in
frightful agony. King Solomon declares
that "a continual dropping upon a rainy
day and a contentious woman are alike,"
and truly there can be no sunshine In
presence of either. Learned commenta
tors give it as their opinion that St Paul's
"thom In the flesh" was a nagging wife,
and it is matter of history that not even
Socrates' philosophy was proof against
Xantippe's, tongue and temper.
Ill-health may excuse Irritability, and,
to some degree, captlousness, but no
amount of suffering is sufficient to justify
nagging. Nor Is It by any means, al
ways those whose nerves are racked by
pain who fret most and who worry them
selves, and others past patience.
it is me way oi me worm 10 expena i
render those "dear ones miserable and
make home unhappy by continual fault
finding, by bewailing mistakes, and by
mourning over misfortunes past help.
They weep over spilled milk until the
salt of their tears makes bitter the bread
which remains from the wreck, and they
never forget nor allow others to forget
the thorns In the path nor tho Hons in
the way, poisoning the pleasure of today
with the memory of past sorrows and the
dread of evil to come.
It was a wise man who said that he
made it a rule never to worry over any
thing which could not bo helped, since It
was a loss of time which might be better
expended; still less over anything which
could be helped, since he went to work
at once to help It and was too busy re
"Look not mournfully on the past; it
comes not back," is true wisdom to which
it were well all of us should take heed.
As a rule, beyond a few well-chosen and
fitly spoken words of reproof In season,
faultfinding rarely. If ever, is to any good
purpose. The people whose disapproval
generally counts for most with us are
those who say least, and perpetual nag
ging only provokes to -wrath Instead of
moving to repentanee.
Tho right kind of wife never harps upon
her husband's misdeeds, still less does she
remind him of his misfortunes. No wo
man should marry a man unless her love
for him be of the fiber which "hopeth all
things, believeth all things, and Is not
easily provoked." The right kind of wife
helps a man up when he falls, and en-
(Hwpectfully dedicated to Hon. T. A. Wood.
Grand Commander Indian War Veterans, N.
By T. Shelley Button.
Tho minstrel's tongue Its song hath sung
Of valiant chieftain's deed
Of armored knight with plumes ot white.
Whose wounds of battle bleed
Of warriors brave who found their grave
la trenches darkly red
Of soldiers blue and soldiers true
And soldiers past and dead.
But I would look npon that Boo
Whose pages few mar read
The Tome unknown, where God, alone.
Records tho valiant deed
Where glides the pen unseen y men
Which tells the tale of years
A story told in words of gold
Where Heaven's light appears
That secret page where writes the Sago
"Who kno-areth all things well"
Recording there, in language fair.
Tho names of those who rell
Tho names of men who ne'er again
May meet tho foreman. Fate,
But who. In life, took up the strife
Where laurels did not wait
Who dared to fight for good "and right
Nor" sought tho crown of Fame
Who battled hard without reward.
And died without a name
Who dared to tread where Danger led.
Though Hope no pinions bore
Who dared to blaze. In early days,
The pathways to our whore
Who braveiy crept while others slept
To dangers dark and deep
Defying death with every breath.
Though none be left to weep
The Poet long hath sung his song.
Of warriors great and grand.
When war's- alarms have called to 'arms
The brave of every land
Perchanco to fight against the right
Against the poor and weak
To bear tho sword by victim gored
Till nations writhe end reek
To win at length by brutal strength
The hero's glad renown
A warrior-slave, xnlsnomered "bravo"
A dead man, with a crown!
A hollow tomb where laurels bloom
Where hangs the wreath of fame,
While God records In burning words
Tho story of his shame!
On Hlsfry's leaf. In words of grief,
Ve read a barren tale;
Who look to learn may there discern
I What Falsehood cannot veil:
The bloody kings and other things
Who painted red tho stream -Of
life and time, are made sublime
In glories that but seem;
And he who cried until he died
"For other worlds to win.t .,- .
Bears even now'upon'hls brow
The stigma of his sin.
But still tho Muse, in war's reviews.
Attunes her lyre to praise.
And Nez-throngs upheave their songs
While homes and cities blaze.
But I would tell of those who fell
Unheard, unknown, unseen.
Who sought no name, nor martyr's fame.
But fought the battles keen-
Perchance of some whose Hps were dumb,
It or knew the cry of fear
Who spoke no word, but fought unheard.
And. dying, claimed no tear:
A kingly band which dared to stand
Before tho wild unknown
Who bravely dared, and lily fared.
Nor won the sculptor's stone
A princely crew of warriors true.
Who reared an Empire grand
From wild and waste where once we traced
Their bones upon the sand!
The arrow-head and flattened lead
Reveals the martyr's tomb
Where lies at rest that "Slro of West
In drear and arid gloom.
Tho wolves that prowled and o'er him howled
Gave forth the dirge ot woe
Tho ball and bier and -mourner's tear
It was not his to know;
Tho golden crown of man's renown
No hand ot honor gave;
He fought and fell with none to tell
Tho glory of his grave
A warrior true who dared to do.
And daring did It well
A plumeless knight who fought the Cght
That Hlst'ry scarce can tell.
much sympathy upon men with invalid ; courages him to try again Instead of
wives, and undoubtedly a sick wife Is to ' ra,,lljle a , Wm for the stumble and re-
many men an Incubus against which they t cu.iuiiuu.uy oi nis weaicness
rebel in secret if not openly. Tet all of j after he has painfully struggled to his
rt Vnnir Mogf In trh!h th 1na1M In I feet
truly the heart of the home and her sofa
the shrine to which every member of the
household comes with his or her joys and
sorrows, sure of congratulation for the
one. comfort for the other, and abundant
sympathy for both. Disraeli's wife was a
seml-!nval!d, yet never was there woman
with a more beneficent influence upon her
Little Mrs. "Bob" Burdette, despite her
Some of -the greatest successes in Ufa
have been achieved after repeated fail
ures, and for some of them .much credit
Is due to the cheerful influence of a good
wife, hopeful outwardly, although her
courage may have failed in secret
One can well Imagine the sinking of
heart with which Mme. Pallissy saw her
children's bed fed to the furnace, which
nuu aireauy swauowea up most of her
frail physique, traveled from town to , ow" and .nsJnalB belonging's in
town with her husband on his lecture valll: J that bit of fuel was all that was
tours, often carried in his arms, because j needed to perfect the famous glaze, which
unable to walk. But her cheery bright-' fav' French china to the world and fame
ness won the love and admiration of all i lV I.",3'
who knew her. and Burdette frequently " oa,J'. Lhe f omen who nag could be
spoke of her to his friends as his Inspira- bU8h' to ""der8tan? ,hf Infinitesimal
tlon. He never delivered a lecture which ; "le,g00d a?d h.ow Ft te harm which
had not been first submitted for her ap- "'eir conunuaa aropping accomplishes!
proval. and her death was a blow from ' Tet7rouiid. whjch ls ke.pt ODen and con
whlch he never recovered. Instances of J tanUy Irritated never heals, and the sor
a like nature might easily be multiplied. w wh,;h nrer suffered to sleep,
The unselfish wife is always In sympathy ,weafs f"1 H0"1 ho?y and braJn. It la
with her husband, and, however she may
bo handicapped, she does him good, and
not evil, all the days of her life.
The woman who nags ls frequently well
and strong physically. On tho go from
morning until night and later; an admir
able housewife. Intent upon looking well
to the ways of her household. It Is In
that praiseworthy endeavor that she
drives all belonging to her with the lash
of her tongue; and her
Evil It wrought from want of thought
'And net from the want of heart. k
These are women who spend and are
spent In the service of husband and child:
nay. more, who-- would unhesitatingly lay
down life ItaslX for their sake, yet wha
love's duty to comfort and console, and
the love which makes a wife a true help
meet to her husband has no reproaches
for the mistakes of yesterday and only
sympathy for those of today, with abund
ant hope for the morrow. True love
Covers thy fault with kisses
And loves thee the same,
whatever may betide, for better or for
worse. This Is the love which counts in
tlje struggle of life: the love which
presses on to the light, leaving the dark
ness behind; - which. -like the precious
jewel of the old fairy tale, gathers the
sunshine Into its heart to radiate It forth
in the blackness of night and show Its
fortunate possessor the road to success.
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Who trod the plain and rent In twasn
The mists of darkness there.
Who led the way to golden day
And spread the portals fair.
Who crossed the plam of Night's domain
And bid the nations come,
Nor knew, through all. the bugle'js call.
ror heard the rolling drum
A silent fight by day and night
with silent hidden foes-
Compelled, to choke the very smoke
Which from tho camp-fire rose I.
Aye, evermore, from shore to shore
Tho names of such should ring.
To such as them our diadem
Of glory let us bring
Columbus who. with fearless crew,
Bet sail o'er mystic main;
Tho pioneer of later year
Who trudged the savage plain;
In such as these our Nation sees
The bravest of tho brave.
And so I say, through every day.
Give glory to their grave!
Tho pioneer must e'er bo dear
To all whoso hearts are true;
My sonr I give to those who live-
Alas, they are but fewl
Smllins by Measure.
This ls the age of statistics. Proceeding
on the assumption that figures cannot lie.
statisticians are trying to prove almost
everything by the arithmetical method
and sometimes their efforts are quite en
tertaining. The latest example Is afford
ed by an Englishman of scientific tastes
witu iiiia uevoicu cuiisiueraoie ume to me
measuring of smiles and has produced an
stretches half an Inch, temporarily, each
time she smiles. Allowing her only 36
smiles a day, her smile capacity for 21
hours would amount to half a yard, or In
the course of a year her face would have
been wreathed in 1S2 yards of sunny
smiles. A woman of decided optimistic
tendencies, or a girl with a new Spring
bat, or a man with a set of new teeth,
smiles at the rate of a yard a day, or
over a mile of smiles in Ave yeare.
But the compiling- of statistics, how
ever Interesting they may be, ls an idle
waste of time unless they teach some les
son or can be put to practical use. These
-smile statistics, it would seem, may not
be without value. Psychologists say that
If we want to be happy we have only to
look cheerful. Once the habit of cheerful
ness is formed the blues are gone forever.
More than one physician has effected
cures by prescribing laughter, especially
In nervous diseases. Now the doctors will
be able to write their prescriptions In fig
ures. A patient may be directed to smile
a number of yards a day or week, ac
cording to the nature of his case. Let U3
accord the smile statistician the credit he
deserves for his contribution to the fund
of general cheerfulness.
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WHATCOM, Wash.. June 20. (Special.)
P. R. Steagell was arrested at North
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for assault with Intent to commit murder.
A telegram was received here this after
noon announcing that Sheriff Russell was
starting for this city with extradition pa
pers. Steagell says that ho ls the man
wanted and that he will return.
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