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THE SLEEPING FLOWERS.
"Whoso nre the Ilttlo beds," I naked,
"Which In tho vnllcys lie?"
Sorao shook their heads, nnd others smiled
And no ono imulo reply.
Perhaps they did not hear, I Mid,
1 will Inquire nRalu.
"Whose nro the beds tho tiny beds
So thick upon tho plain?"
"TIs daisy In the shortest:
A Ilttlo further on
Nearest tho door, to wake tho flrsV
"Tin Iris, Blr, nnd nster,
Anemono nnd bell;
Batschln In tho blanket red,
And chubby daffodil."
Meanwhile, nt many cradles,
She rocked and gently smiled.
Humming tho quaintest lullaby
That over soothed a child.
"Hush! EplRca wakens!
Tho crocus stirs her hood
Ilhodora's check Is crimson,
Hho's dreaming of tliu wood."
Tlicn, turning from them, rovcrent,
"Their lltimu 'tis," ha said;
"Tho bumbiubecs will wako them
When budding woods nre red."
Kmtly Dickinson lu HL Nicholas.
Itobbi.d the Chief of Fnllce.
Tkfuny nnd marvelous nre tho escapes
that Imvo liecn effected hy noted criminals
when In tho hands of the law. Not many
Jiavo had tho nervo to run directly into its
lianil, like a famous French thief. The
llcutcuuntof polleo had offered n reward of
lbt) pistoles to any mini who would bring
this thief beforo him. Shortly n noble
marquis in a conch nnd six drove up to the
hotel of tho police; nnd tho noble marquis,
desiring to see M. de In lteyuie on matters
of the highest moment alone, tho latter
introduced him into hit private cabinet.
"When there tho tnarqitl.s drew from "ills
pocket a long, curiously shaped dagger.
"Look nt this, M. do la Iteynie," said ho,
"till dogger is poisoned. "
"Is it possible?" Bald M. le In Hoynluj
( "A prick of It would do for any man,"
nil Id the marquis.
"You don't Hay ho!" said M. ilo la Hoynlu.
"I do, though, and what Ih more," nays
tho murquis in n terrible volco, "If you do
not iiiHtnntly lay yourself flat on tho
ground, with your face toward it and your
hunds crossed over your back, or if you
make tho slightest noise or cry, I will stick
this poisoned dagger between your ribs as
sure an my iiatnu Ih Cattouchel"
At the Hound of thu dreadful name of tho
thief iiu had advertised for M. du )i Hey
nlu sunk incontinently down on 1iIh stom
ach and HUhmitted to be carefully gagged
and corded, after which Mr. Thief laid
hands upon all tho money which was kept
in tho lieutenant' cabinet. Now York
llnu' ll Wauled IIU Steak.
The waiter came hack to the table for the
"Will you hnv your stenk plain, sir?" ho
"That's what I huIiI ten minutes ago."
"Yes, hir. lluvo it well done?"
"Tliat'H what I told you."
"Yen, sir. All right, air. Havo It extrn
"That was my order."
"All right. Ir."
Then a.s tho waiter started to go the cus
tomer straightened up and called him
"You forgot one thing," hu wild.
"I'll nlso have it served."
"Oil, that's all right. I know tho place.
You have gooil meats hero. You have
them rare, medium and well done; you
have them tender; you have them plain and
with trimmings; hut It's only about once
in three hours that you have them served,
nnd I'm particular to have mine that way.
Now go ahead."
Ho got his order in threo minutes. Chi
TIlO (il'llIlM of IlitwtlllirlKS
Hawthorne's mastery of the preternat
ural seems to us the most chueactoristio
feature in his genius. He followed no pre
decessor; he left lehlnd him no successor,
lie stands $o completely alone that the or
dinary methods of comparative criticism
mo bullied. Ilo must bo taken as what ho
id an original genius. Yet, Independent
us he Is, hu cannot ho milled a distinctively
American novelist. Hu is not a novelist at
nil. Fancy, Imagination, poetic vision, nru
his gifts. Itomnnco Is his domain. Too
intent upon penetrating below tho surfacti
in both men and things, ho represented
neither as they passed before his eyes. Ho
looks through, rather than at life. Edin
A National Guard Sentry,
At the state camp ti big German was do
ing sentry duty. The countersign, "Lv
fnyotte," was given out. .lust after tho
sounding of "tups" figure was seen by
tho German sentry to come out of the
darkness, and toward the post hu wns
patrolling. Then came the cry, not "Who
comas there? Hull!" but "Who Isli dot dat
comes py ine? St hop!"
"Friend," wns the reply.
"Come on, frlemlt. und If you dou'tsuy
4lifcut I von't lodt you pass."
The friend passed safely. New York
Tho Esquimau hunter puts a chunk of
futon a sharpened Hint and fastens it ton
wooden stake planted lu thu ground. In
licking oil' thu fat the wolf cuts his tongue,
and maddened by thu taste of thu blood
continues to lick tho sharp stones. Other
wolves, attracted by the smell of blood,
gather around, lu their fury they turn
upon one another, and the end of thu tight is
like thu historic tragedy of thu Kilkenny
cats there are no survivors. All tho
hunter lias to do Is to remove the skins and
rebalt his savage trap. Exchange.
Olio Man's Inttiu'iirn tin Immigration,
"When you know that Tony, t lie. llttlti
Italian bootblack at Pointer', on Broad
wny, saved fcJOO lu two years, rented a
building on Second avenue, near Twenty
ninth street, for fcXX) a month, and lets It
lu rooms and bunks to his compatriots for
ftfOO a month, don't you know that It will
be wry dllllcult to arrest tho rising tide of
Italian Immigration? New York Time.
71m eommUlon for the projioaed
eUtuo of th UU fttinuel 8, Cox hits
byw Awarded to Mil Louise Lnvvsoil
wkVhi at work h1m upon (he dwdgH for
k Inrff ami llorHte orunmcNUl fount
jtiu to be wUl iu Albany,
THE LAST DANCE.
An Incident In a Window Scat
He-Wcll, how many conquest? I fancy a score
By tho flush on your cheeks and your shoul
ders. She A I tore!
He Oh. nonsense; a debutante just out of school
Who can rulo with a smile what a king
could not rule.
From young Harry, her prince, to myself.
her poor tool'.
Come, tell me, did Harry propose?
61) o What a gooso
You would think mo to tell you, and then of
Could It bo
He Well, it ntieht give me hopo where beforo
Thero was none pilUs a boon from the lips
When you're hungry for lore.
Che (coquetlngj Or who knows but It might
He Yes, it might blot from llfo every semblance
As tho clouds blot the moon on a storm
Hut tell ine. She He did.
ne And your answer was ? 8ho No.
He You mean It, or are you coquctlng yet?
I just told him I cared for another he smiled.
It was merely to htm so much pleasure be
guiled FromaglrL Charge ft up profit? loss?
tell mo which?
He will think I am pretty, they say, but not
Ho would lovo me, perhaps, for a season or
So I told him that I loved another,
lie And who?
She (archly) Iteally. must I tell you?
ne No your finger yes, this.
A solitaire dono! and now quickly
Bho (feigning reluctance) Onet
Ho (ecstatically) Kiss.
-Tom Hall In Llfo.
All Turned Around.
A Lowell young womnn went to n church
of which she is not a regular uttendant,
and wns politely shown Into pew. Sooti
after a man made his appearance nnd im
mediately glared upon tho visitor as if she
wero nn unwelcome Intruder, He seated
himself with tho nlr of n proprietor und
continued to sturu at thu fair stranger in
tho most iuHolet manner.
Embnrrassed beyond measure, the young
Jmly felt impelled to offer an npplogy, which
she did iu the following terms:
"Excuse mo, Hir; but do you occtipow
this pie?" Lowell Citizen.
"In polemics." wild the professor, "It Is
thu more effective way to tnko the aggres
sive. Overwhelm your adversary witli fact
iilion fact and argument upon argument
without giving him time to meet each ono
"Hut Htipposo ho takes the nggressivo
and overwhelms mo with fact upon fact
nnd argument upou argument," suggested
the learner. "What then?"
"In that ens", my young friend," replied
tho Instructor, "you must preach tolera
tion. "Chicago Tri hu ne.
Mrs. Sllmpurse Well, Johnny, what did
thu liveryman say ho would charge me for
Johnny Two dollars for the llrst hour
and $1 for each additional hour.
Mrs. Sllmpurse linn over and cngago
thu carriage for a few additional hours.
We will not need it for tho llrst hour.
Teacher If yon had u suit of clothes
and soino one should give you another,
how many would you have?
Willie Sllmson Ono.
Teacher Now, Wllllo, how do you make
Willie My little brother Bobbin would
have tho other. Harper's Bazar.
Art VrrkiiH Nature.
Enthusiasts (before picture hy celebrated
artist) Beautiful! Kxquisltu!
Small Boy Hoy, dero's n man havln' n
tit 'round de eornur Life.
A Wuiidnrliil Collcetm-.
Seedy Party lie you the lady, ma'am,
wot advertised for u lost dog?
Mrs. llluwskl Yus. but that isn't the
Seedy Party Oh, that's nil right, ma'am,
he's only one o' my sninpltw. Wot's tho
"Wld you llnd what you wanted?"
"Yes. Thuy hml It in seven .different
"Let. me see it."
"Oh, I didn't get It," Harper's Ilazur.
Or Uiillmr II) inn.
Edith Mury, I'm sorry to sio you lllrt
so. You never learned that nt Sunday
Mary Yes, 1 did. They taught us to
commence with a littlu "him." Light.
Chappie How did you gut hurt, deah
Cholly A shadow fell on mo. Munsey's
Tli Conqueror Conquered.
In southern urelil(ol.ios hu fought tho bloody
Hu'd skimiod ami tanntst tho cruoodilo aud found
htm wry unliable;
Not a word of fiwir lio'd uttered, not n word and
not a syllable.
When he killed the llcugol tiger, aud ho fouud
hhu rury billable.
He claimed hi strength was very great, for bears
nnd lloiu kultalile;
He used to boot the griuly bear, and found him
Ha claimed In killing iuontivus snakes that he
was very capable,
ilo boa coutrictor could escape, for he was uuos-
Jiul theu hU wife came In and said. "I'd think It
If you'd come aud teud the baby; aud you'll find
hhu very tradable
The way she took hhu by the 4r will make this
Bfce pullud htm out and led hlui home, and found
hlui very adallo.
DRIVEN HY A MANIAC.
FEARFUL R(DE IN A COACH DOWN A
STEEP MOUNTAIN ROAD.
A Cmzy Prnj;pr Take the Lines and
Compels the Driver to Get Inside the
Vehicle I'lunglng Down a Narrow Path
Behind Frenzied Animals.
My father's death followed close on the
heels of his failure In business, lenvlng me,
his nn nnd only surviving member of his
family, without n penny. 1 left college,
but wholly unfitted for any work. I found
myself on the verge of starvation, so I left
Philadelphia nnd started west, turning up
finally in Virginia City. I wns pretty des
perate by this time, nnd glad enough to
accept an offer made me to drive tho stage
to Sacramento. It was not a long drive
nor an unpleasant one, though in parts
rather dangerous, or. at least requiring
careful driving and steady horses.
I had made severnl trips very success
fully, when one foornlng I left Virginia
City with a single passenger. This was u
mnn of Blight, delicate build, rather under
sized, too, dressed In heavy clothes, which
struck me at once as peculiar, for tho day
was a lovely June one.
Another thing impressed me disagree
ably In my passenger his eyes were u
bright, unnatural blue, with n something
iu their furtive glance that spoke ill for
his conscience or his wits, though I did not
think of the latter then. It was n very
unusual thing for the stage to curry so
light nload, and I found myself lingering
a few minutes lehlnd time to see if more
were not coming, for I had a vague dislike,
which must have been n presentiment,
against setting off alone with my queer
There was nothing for it, though, but to
go, so I started, hoping still to pick up
others on the road. I did not, however,
and gradually I lost my depression, though
it was a lonely ride without any ono to
speak to, for, unlike most people who
patronized the line, thu man showed no
disposition to talk to or question the
driver, so after ono or two attempts to
draw him out I let my gentleman alone.
A LUNATIC WITH A ItKVOLVEK.
After awhile, however, he began to corn
plain aloud, though to himself, at my man
agement of the horses, but I took no noticu
of his growling. We had by that time
readied thu mountains und entered on n
narrow strip of road running along tho
brow of a canyon, nt the bottom of which
gleamed u tiny thread of silver, which I
knew to bu the river.
It wns n sheer descent of 700 feet, nnd I
usually cheeked thu horses at this part of
tho journey. I had done this, when my
passenger stuck his head out of thu win
dow and demanded if I meant to keep up
that funeral pace, but did not give mo time
tu answer, ami thrust out his hand with a
revolver clasped In it.
"Oet off that seat!" ho yelled. "I will
1 saw he would not hesitate to shoot me,
ho I climbed down with alacrity when ho
advanced toward me, and, threatening mo
still with the pistol, mudu uiu get into thu
"Do you know who I am," ho said.
"Well, I am tho devil, going to drive you
This speech und his looks, which wero
those of u lunatic, and a dangerous one,
too, in his excitement, told mo thu truth,
aud 1 can tell you 1 felt the ley sweat
break over ine, but I climbed meekly into
thu coach and watched thu madman mount
to my seat. 1 could only hope that ho
would still retain wits enough to jlrivo
slowly, but the llrst thing lie did was to
bring tint lasli down upon thu horses with
a vlciousness that made them start into a
frenzied run, and theu the maddest, most
terrible journey a man ever took began.
Thu stage spun along like a crazy top,
the horses galloping wildly, Hpringiug
every now aud then to a cut from thu
shouting driver's whip, while, absolutely
sick with terror, I had not strength to leap
into the road, as I Hindu up my mind to do
time und again. I would undoubtedly
have been killed at thu rate at which wo
were going, and it was thu bare shred of
hope, which they say never wholly leaves
us, tiiat kept me from springing out.
Part of the time I croitchcd on thu floor,
hiding my lace iu the cushions, but fasci
nated by the terrible .scene outside, I could
not refrain from looking out upon it again
aud again. On one side lo-e a wall of rock
as bare as my hand; on thu other, aud
barely live feet from where 1 looked out,
was thu canyon and certain death.
Tho stage swayed fearfully, and every
time thu whip cut into the horses they ,
would swing it to tho veiyvergu of tho'
precipice, when I could look down thu wall
and seo thu river's gleam, when I would
throw myself against tlie opposite side of
tlio vehicle. Once the bind wheels literal
ly hung uvor tho edgu for tiiu thousandth
i part of a second, though it seemed an eter j
I nlty to me, but wero jerked onto the road
again, just as I felt the stage drag back :
into tho chasm.
' 1 remember screaming like a frightened I
child, mid stundlu ; up In the stage laugh
ing horribly when I sawthe whuuls back in '
the road. 1 doubt if thu madman on thu
box was further off Ins balance than I at
that moment. Ho was standing up, though
how ho could have retained Ills footing is u
marvel to me, aud yelling with delight,
ocuastoiially breaking out into a soug,
varied by buru of laughter.
THK COALIl bTOl'I'Ht).
We had covered nearly live miles when
the road widened several feet, and all at
once I saw, as we tore by, the faces of u
group of men drawn to ono side tu let us
puss. I shrieked to them a wild cry for
help, but as our speed was undiminished
made up my mind the noise we made had
kept them from hearing me, or Unit It was
impossible for them to overtake us, hut
even as 1 despaired I heard n hoarse cry,
and looking out saw my lunatic's body
hurled from his seat into thu road, and the
next minute 'felt the horses checked and
finally stopped. Tho door was Hung open
aud u boarded face thrust in, when I threw
myself Intoa pairof itroug arms and knew
When I came to I hoard a volco say:
"Give thu poor i-hup 'not her swallow o' the
stuff, Jim. He's a cotiun' to." Some llery
liquor trickled down my throat, aud open
lug my eyes, gasping, I found myself sur
rounded by a crowd of roughly dressed
men, but they to my eyes had tho appear
ance of angels.
They were miners who, judging from the
drivers actions, had guessed something of
the truth, and hearing my cry for help,
had stopped the stage. This was accom
plished by two of t.iem catching bold of
und climbing up over thu boot behind and
over the top and thus reaching tho sent,
from which they knocked the madman mid
secured thu lino.
On examination the lunatic was found
to bo only stuuinvl, when wo bound him
securely and look htm b.ick to Virginia
City, wtiuru e was nleutllled n a prosper
ous merchant from Uai-xiu City who had
oi hU mind through grief over tho death
of lilt wife. Inumuw tu Philadelphia ,
A Uusr Mmn and an Errand.
A man with n rather vacant look nnd a
hurried nlr, evidently n dweller In theftub
vtrbs. with mnny small errands on his
mind beside his regular business affairs,
rushed into a dry goods store the other day
and said to tho clerk: "I want a small door
plate." "Don't keep them," replied the clerk.
"Don't keep doorplntes?"
"No, feir." .
"This is n dry goods store, isn't it?"
"And you have n carpet department, eh?"
"And sell rugs and that sort of thing?"
"And yet you don't keep doorplates?"
"Well, my advice to you and your em
ployers, young man," said the suburban
dweller, as he walked out in disgust, "is
to lay In some sort of a complete stock, or
retire from the business."
Then hj dashed into a carpet store, and
asked again for a doorplate.
"You'll find them ntthe hardwnre store,"
said tho clerk. "We don't keep them."
"I never saw them at hardware stores In
all my life," said the puzzled shopper.
"Cnn't help that, sir." replied tho clerk.
So he tried n hardware store In this way,
"You don't keep doorplates here, do you?"
"Certainly we do," said the clerk. "What
size do you want? lirnss or silver?" and
lie took down n box of them and handed
out one of each kind for inspection.
"What sort of n doormat is that, sir?"
thundered the annoyed customer. "Why
don't you pay a little more attention to
"You said doorplate," said th clerk.
"Did I? Did I say doorplate? Are you
"Certainly, that's whnt you said."
. "Say, young man, have you got a fool
killer about the store? Becnusoif you have,
I can give him a job? Here I've been blu'n
.derltig all the morning Into dry goods and
carpet stores, asking for n door plate, when
I wanted n door nytt all. the time. I'll go
.out and lure somebody to kick me!1' New
Hoy Ilahles In China.
There is the well worn and now almost
worn out tradition that Chinese! 'female
babies have their feet tortured by tight
bandaging to make aud keep tjiem small.
That practicelut us say at once, was never
prevalent, except in very high society
like rei'ly tight lacing in England and
even there it is now gradually becoming
obsolete. But among the sweltering mil
lions of China thero is a practice which
seems to havo n curious result. The moth
er carries her infant in a kind of bag or
pannier on her back, and not as in other
countries where tho dorsal carriago Is af
fected with thu face turned outward, but
as, probably, wo ought to expect in
China, where everything seems to go and
como by the rule of contraries with the
face turned inward.
Thy result of that is that tho bitby's nose
Is of necessity pressed against its mother's
back, whence, no doubt, say the learned in
these matters, has been evolved, In thu
course of nges, thu peculiarly llatteued or
blunted nose characteristic of the China
man, Furthermore, Chinese girls, even
when allowed to live, are littlu thought of.
In the family generally tliey bear no names;
they are known a.s No. 1 or No. 2, llko con
victs, and they aro no more reckoned mem
bers of tho family than thu cat or the dog.
So when a Chinaman is asked what fam
ily he has, lie counts only his boys. And a
boy is treated with great honor and cere
mony by the women. When ho is four
months old he is set for tho first time In a
chair, and ids mother's mother sends or
brings him many presents, notably among
which is sugi.r candy. The candy is em
blematic: of tho sweet things of life, and it
is stuck to the chair to signify the hope
that ho may never lack such things. His
llrst birthday is the second great day of re
joicing. Ho is then set upon a table in
front of many things, such as ink, books,
tools, etc., and whichever hu llrst lays hii
hand on decides his future occupation.
The Shrewd Dog Clipper in I'arls.
It camu to my mind while visiting thu
dog show to investigate the traffic in man's
best friend, for dog dealers or stealers
aro reputed to display considerable ingenu
ity iu their struggle for life. Thu real dog
dealers those who havo a store and are
moro or less honest in their operations
are aided in their traffic by prowlers and
clippers. Dogs do not generally cost tho
Thu clippers, of whom they are the best
customers, serve as indicators, nnd tho
prowlers charge thuinsolves with the exe
cution of tlie order. Tho clippers know
whero all the valuable dogs aro owned,
because they are employed to clip and em
bellish these choice animals. As soon us iv
dealer has u customer for a dog of u certain
breed he asks the clipper to procure the de
sired animal. The clipper, not caring to
liuvo uny difficulty with tho persons who
employ him, calls upon one of these street
prowlers, nnd the dog demanded Is stolen
one day or another.
Tho dealer gives two dollars to the clip
per, who divides with his accomplice. As
for thu owner of tho stolen dog, 'he will
never see the animal again, so ho asks tho
clipper to replace him. This industrious
individual thus kills two birds, or two
dogs, with ono st hub. Paris Cor. New
Confederate lluttoiiH Will lie Plenty.
The buttons adopted by the Confederate)
navy have leun very highly prized iu thu
south since thu war as relics, and have,
where they could lie obtained, been used as
vest and cuff buttons. Owing to their
scarcity they have been In very active de
mand, hut they now seem destined to be
come u drug on thu market, as a resident
of Norfolk, Vu., hns received a letter from
thutlrm iu Loudon which made them dur
ing thu war, stating that they still havo
thu dies and can furnish the buttons iu
any number. Philadelphia Ledger.
An India Uiibber 1'luutittluii,
A plantation of India rubber was started
by the government of Assam iu IS73 in a
forest at the foot of tho Himalayas. Seed
lings were planted iu the forks of trees,
and by INni they bad reached the ground.
The trees were subsequently placed iu
beds, forty feet wide, protected by the stir
rounding forest. In 1M0 the plantation
extended over l.llXl acres, mid contained
10,015 healthy plants, besides 81,000 seed
lings. The experiment will not begin to
be profitable until after several years more.
One of Sherlduu'n Kxcune.
An elderly maiden lady, visiting with
Sheridan nt a country house, had set her
heart on being Ids comiiaulou for a walk.
Hu excused himself on aooouut of the bad
lies of the weather. Soon she lntmcopted
him attempting to rsuapo. "So, Mr. Shurl
dan," she said, "it hits cleared up, I k"
"Why, yen," he answered. "Jt lm cleared
up ciiougli for one, but not for lwo."-Sui
HE KNEW MANY EIG MEN
INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF JAKE
Commodore Vandcrbllt MUed Him niul
1'rcoenteil Illm a Suit of Clothes Once.
He Wore the Suit t Ills Orave A Man
Who Never feared a Gang tiT Toughs.
The measure of n man's fame frequently
Is taken from the mm total of the years
during which he t a played his role nmong
his fellows. In I'aU respect Jacob Sum
merdyke, nmong the sporting fraternity nt
least, ruirly Is entitled to posthumous hon
ors, for more thuh half n century hns been
added.to the calendar since Jnke Summer
dyke's name became familiar to the sport
ing men of this locality, and when the old
time pool seller nnd trotting horse man was
buried In Cypress Hill cemetery, only a
corporal's guard of his early associates were
on this side to see the last of their lifelong
Jake was born iu Mott street in August,
1809. His boyhood wns ns short ns his edu
cation wns limited, for between his ninth
nnd tenth year ho was apprenticed to a
hatter in the Bowery. This same Bowery
was his playground when a boy, and con
tinued to be his favorite haunt until some
fifteen or twenty years ago, when he shifted
The trade of a hatter not being congenial
to Jake, he was bound apprentice to Daniel
Spader, n butcher of Washington market,
in return for board and clothes. After he
had served his seven years Jake opened
business on his own account in a small
shop at tho corner of Canal street and
Broadway, which at that time was about
as far north as Broadway extended.
HE OUGHT TO HAVE HAD IT.
A story is told of Jake while ho kept the
butcher's shop which, although doubted
by some of his friends, is too good to let
pass. A doctor living near by had a week
ly account at thu shop, and the regular
joint sent to him for Wednesday was a
el'oulder of mutton. One Monday morn
ing Jake was making out the doctor's' bill,
"lis usual, when his boy stud: r
"Doctordidn'thavo no shoulder Wednes
day, Mr. Summerdyke. They said they
had some poultry sent 'cm from the coun
try." "Never mind," said Jake, "I'll put it
down; he ought to have had It."
It is only fair to Jake to say that while
he was alwaysshrewd, he was never known
' to wilfully take advantage of any one.
Somewhere in tlie early forties Jnke left
; tho meat trade and started iu as a prores
, sional sport, selling auction pool at trot
ting meetings and dealing in horses.
I Then hu went into the public house busi-
nes up in Harlem village, his llrst house
being the Old Hazard, a noted roatl resort
in those days, standing on whnt is now the
I northwest corner of Kighty-fourth street
and Third avenue. At that time Third
avenue from just above Twenty-third
street to thu Harlem canal was the great
speedway for gentleman road drivers.
Summerdyke made a little money here
and thu acquuintunceof all the most prom
inent men of tho city. The Old Hazard
i wns a favorite roadhonse then, just as
1 Cube Case's was ut a later period on .lu
I romu avenue. Frank Work llrst learned
! to drive on Third avenue, and Commodoie
i Vunderbllt was another of thu daily visit
i ors at thu Hazard.
J Tho story about tho suit of clothes which
t . . 1 VT 1 ,.(.. f..,.. t -.1.
iommouoru aoiicrout. gavu.jaKu lor ab
staining from drink for twelve months was
not quite as Juke told it himself. Sum
murdyke was far from being addicted to
rum, and tho one sided wager was more as
n test of Jake's strength of will than ns an
inducement for him to keep sober. At the
end of tho year Mr. Vunderbllt called aud
asked for Jake.
1 "Hu is not in," said his wife.
I "Give liim that aud my compliments,"
1 replied thu commodore, "and tell him to
get u good suit of clothes," ut tho bamo
. time handing her a $100 bill.
Jake bought u suit of black, and when
next hu met the commodore told him what
he had done, remarking:
"If you die first, commodore, I'll wear
them to your funeral; and they will go to
mine, for I'shall bu buried in them." And
so he was.
HIS .V'lGIITIXO QUALITIES.
Jake wns fond of a good horse, nnd at
onetime and another owned some pretty
i fair ones, reckoned by the standard of those
; days, when a horse that could trot a three
j minute gait ranked about equal to a 2:30
I horse of today. Then the possibility of any
horse trotting u milu in !i:-10, drawing a Im
pound wagon, was scouted, until Long
Island Black Hawk did tlie trick iu the
second hunt of u raco nt Centruvillu about
tho year 1S45.
Although Jako rarely missed seeing a
prizu light if it was any where near by, hu
nuvur fought in tlie ring liitnsulf. Hu was
second, however, for Tom Hyer iu his light
1 with Country McCluskey.
Juku was a small man, about 5 feet (1
inches tall, and weighed about H5 pounds.
1 He was chiefly remarkable for his iron
i nerve and pluck. Although not by any
I niuaiis u quarrelsome man, ho was as quick
us ii Hash to resent an insult, either to him
self or any of his friends. No odds ever
1 flaunted or stopped him, and he would sail
into h crowd of .-. dozen or twenty men as
cheerfully us ho would strip for one.
An instance of Ids pluck happened once.
In Contreville. A party of bports enmo
from tho Bowery headed by Charley Bart
ley. They took offense at thu driving of
George Spicer, ono of t ho best drivers of that
day. George was a timid man, so to get
away from thu Hartley gang, who threat
ened to lick him, he took refuge across tho
truck at the foot of the judges stuud.
Some ono ran und told Summurdyku that
his friend Spicer wns In trouble.
"Wherii is hu?" suid Jako. Thuy told
"All right," ho said. "How many nre
there ugainst him?"
"About u score," wns the reply.
Juke left his pool stuud, crossed to Spicer
"Come on, Spicer. What are you nfrald
Spicer, persuaded by Jake, took his nrm,
und together they crossed the track to the
grand stand, where Hartley and his gang
were. Placing Spicer in safety among his
own friends, Jake stripped off his coat,
and turning to thu spectators said in his
shrill, piping voice:
"Now, I'll show you how to lick a
Going down to the Hartley gang, ho said,
" ho's your leader?"
Somebody answered, "Charley Hartley "
"Parade Ulm! Parade him!" said Jake.
However, -Hartley didn't parade, und
Summerdyke wild afterward, "I have al
ways found the boat plan ngaitut a crowd
Is tu dowu thu loader; the other fellows uro
suro to ruu."-Nuw York Suu.
A Wlrkt d Coiut met Inn.
Marlo-I'm within ton yonw of thirty-
Maria Meroy! you are uot forty hlx, u
youf-Niw York h'poch, ' '
Health and Correct Carriage.
Throwing back the shoulders seems
to me to impart n conceited ns well n.
nti iirrogitnt look to those who nre un
fortunate enough to bo addicted to this
faulty carriage. Lift the head up and
draw it buck. Do not for a moment
imagine that nnture teaches us the best
wly to use our body any more than sho
teaches a child how to read and write.
She gives, or rather supplies, the raw
material ; necessity and inclination sup
ply the rest. The accomplishment of
our desires forces through necessity tho
way and methods, and these combined
develop tlie reasoning faculties, with
out which no one can ever hope to be
come either physically or mentally per
fect, for I am firmly convinced that it
takes just as much mental effort to be
come physically perfect as it does to
master any science.
i It needs a mental effort to conserve
energy, but only an automatic, ono to
expend it; and jis thoso who labor
physically are often looked upon as be
low tho intellectual standard of scien
tific jwople or those who mentally la
bor. I believe in the future those will
be looked upon as physically deficient
' in a mental sense who are either obese
or emaciated, and consequently weak
and frequently stupid.
If such imagine that by tho use of
Inanimato objects or other expedients
they can restore themselves to their
normal condition 1. e., by unduly ex
panding energy to gain strengtli tliey
ure surely mistaken. I maintain that
defective carriage causes their condi
tion ninety-iiiiu' times out of a Hundred.
The organs are not able to follow out
their natural functions; they are part
ly, compressed and shifted out of their
proper place by the very positions
I which are assumed by those who aro
physically imperfect in a mental sense.
ISdwin Cleckley in Lippincotts.
In a paper read by Mr. Goetz beforo
the American Institute of Mechanical
Engineers, on the nature and ellleieney
of producer gas. the position was taken
that, though such gas is undoubtedly
the cheapest fuel gas that can bo made
answering all purposes where the air
necessary for its eombuMou can bo
heated bv the olfgoing liyTolaJbvthe fur-
I r ym 1S01
nitrogen to permit its ili(toKCth-
the presence of this et)iiwlfjfi, its
calorific lower is too low and its il-iiiie
extinguishes so easily as to bo danger
ous for household use.
A producer has been designed special
ly for the large production of producer
gas. and for making a mixture of that
and water gas; and experience shows
that the lines to be given to a producer
should depend upon tlie nature of tho
coal to be gasilled, and, having largo
cleaning and ashpit doors on both sides
opposite each other, the producers can
be cleaned without great difficulty,
even when a large accumulation of
clinkers has taken place.
In order to get a gas very low in car
bonic acid a much larger depth of fuel
than is generally carried in producers Is
necessary, and to this end a pneumatic
rammer is now employed, so const met
ed that it will it. A only exert a pressure
upou the coal, but also from the coal to
the periphery of tho producer. New
Russian Ladles In Commerce.
It is announced from St. Petersburg
that Mine, P. O. 1 vasehintzell' has ob
tained ministerial permission to estab
lish a ladies' commercial school in the
capital. Ladies and young girls seel
ing admission to the new conimt ii i.,1
instil iito must nmiinco cfrtiHcotos show
ing that they have coiuph'ti'd tlie full
courses in the ordinary ladies' gymna
sia or iu the provincial colleges fur tb
! daughters of the nobility In the n w
establislunent the curriculum will r
tend vor two years, and includes in
struetiou by quulitlcd teachers and pro
fessors in lluaneial and '(nniticii i.il c.il
t dilution, tlie routine duties of tl.
counting house, commercial correspond
ence, commercial law, a general knowl
edge of the national products, commer
cial geography, Mlitical eeonoiin. a
thorough knowledge of English, French
and (ienuan. and a regulation style ol
, plain cnligrnphy. There ure. it U
stated, already a surprisingly lartro
number nl lair aspirants seeking wimN
sion to - new establishment, winch
will bo opened very shortly. Cor Lon
When IlixapiinliitimmtH Were Common.
In the old days, wlion the legal cere
mony hud to be over by 12 o'clock,
many havo had to return as they (Mine,
through one of the persons interested
being too late Ono man I know well
was late at everything, and after two
attempts he. on tlie third day, suc
ceeded in bei' in time. Another was
too lato one day . the noxt he canio
without tlie certificate, and the next
week came without tho ring. Wecoull
dispenso. with that and ho was married,
but tho poor lady, who was not very
young, was in a great stato of excite
ment, I am sure ho nox'er heard tho
last of it, but tho careless fellow did
not Jive long. London Tit-Bits.
A Frenchman's gallantry to ladies il
said to bo al ways equal to an emergency-
At n party, n gentleman of that race
stepped heavily upon the too of a lady.
who looked up with an angry frown
. "Pardon, iiindam," ho Ud. bowing
low. " 1 havo forgot to bring my tuWro-
"Hut yes. fortoheow Ilttlo feet ot
madam I" Kxchaugo,