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TILE OMAIIA ILLUSTRATED BEE.
History and Helpful Hints for Patrons
MRS. ALLISON AND MRS.
LTHOL'GII thin Is but the second
horip Rhow for Omaha, the people
of thin vicinity munt not think
that the horse show la a new
contrivance. A a matter of fact
the' horse show la a very old Kame, hut It
has only recently been thoueht necessary
to make a gooil clothes exhibit a part of
the show. It really had Its origin In the
old horse fairs which Rosa Uonneur pic
tured so faithfully and likewise to such
pecuniary advantage. The first real horso
how where fashion cut any particular ice
wws held In the reign of Charles I. It took
place at his country residence at Croydon,
eight miles from London. The prac tice has
been revived at various times up to the
present day and the British horse show of
modern time is conducted annually under
the direction of the Royal Agricultural
society of England. It was liberally pat
ronlied by Queen Victoria and Is now .
supported by King Edward. The ribbons
are highly prized for the royal benediction
which they carry with them.
Twenty-three years ago this fall the first
show was held In New York at the sug
gestion of some of the society leaders that
the principal families of the metropolis
be induced to gather to witness an exhibi
tion of the blooded animals. Ward McAl
lister was then the leader of the "40"
and even he was not especially enthusiastic
over the prospect of making the horse
show a prominent social function. Those
who really took hold of the scheme and
worked It to a successful finish were Berry
Wall. "King of the Dudes," Mrs. John
Jacob Astor, and Mrs. William II. Vander
bllt. Theodore Roosevelt, at that time a
cltlten of New York, was one of the most
Interested of citizens. It was finally de
cided to hold the affair at Long Branch
during the summer. Society was there in
force and stamped It with the seal of ap
proval. Since that time It Is the real
mart thing for a city to have a horse
Lessens of ljt Year's Show,
Omaha owners of fancy turnouts had
their eyes opened at the last Horse Show
and for the past week have been practicing
In the Auditorium arena and exercising
their high steppers. Many pointers on how
to "hold the ribbons" were gleaned at the
last show. The man who considered him
elf a good driver saw his faults and has
found, to his dismay, that while he may
have been able to control his horse he was
entirely lacking In those elements which go
to make a good "whip." Confidence Is the
first requisite. ' This will give him an op
portunity to sit gracefully and keep his
Tersely Told Tales
Search for Ancestors.
HIS story Is told of the visit of the
Honorable Artillery company of
London to Boston. One day when
they were passing the Old Gra-
nary burying ground In Boston
Lord Denbigh turned to Governor Bates
"What Is going on over there? I have
noticed that these churchyards of yours
seem to be the scene of some strange ac-
"Oh, that's one phase of the mining
erase," replied the governor.
"What, grubbing for gold ln a church-
yard? Why, that's vandalism."
"Oh, It's not gold these grubbers are
after; It's ancestors," was the governor's
reply, with a smile. Boston Herald.
A New Definition.
Former Mayor Patrick Collins of Boston
told this one as the Irish cab driver had
narrated it to him In Dublin. Cabby took
"a fare" out Into the country one night.
The gentleman paid him well and told him
to "look under the seat"
There cabby found a quart bottle of pure
Irish whisky, and he sampled It Imme
diately. He also gave some to the horse.
which seemed to like It Telling the story
"Afther I'd been givin' av th' baste on'v
foor or folve dhrinks he got gay he did
Th' first thing Ol knowed Ol wor In th''
hafts pullln' th keb. an the baste wor up
In th' sate lashln' me wld th' whin makln'
tne pull harrd an' dance.
"Well, what was the result?" inquired Mr.
Ol've nlver gve th" baste another drop
fr'm that day till this."
"Yes. but what was the result that night?
You were drunk, of course."
"Ol wor not dhrunk, at all at all."
"Were you entirely sober?"
"No, Oi'll not lie about It. Ol wor not ln
"If neither drunk nor sober, what was
"Ol wor on th" defensive." Pittsburg Dis
patch. Nevada Pan.
Senator Newlands of Nevada often re-
ls, tea mi colleagues with puns, original and
quoted. It Is generally admitted that he ls
an excellent judge of this sort of wit.
"Here," said Senator Newlands the other
day, "is a Nevada pun:
"An old farmer sat on the doorstep smok
ing his pipe. His favorite hen pecked near
him. He regarded the hen indulgently as
he puffed the smoke Into the clear evening
"All of a sudden he gave a start of
'By Jingo!' he said, 'the old hen ls eat
lng stray tacka. Can she be going to lay a
014 Ben's Traable.
Old Ben Is a familiar character of the
North Bide, Chicago, and Is well known m
the Twenty-third ward, where he has been
driving a mineral water wagon for some
years past. It Is an old Joke among those
who know him that, although Ben Is al-
ways "op the water wagon." It does not
tielp to keep his gait steady. In fact. Jokes
about Ben are, as common ou the North
NASH WITU MBS. ALLISON'S PAHC
elbows near his sides and not raise them
as though about to fly. He Bhould not keep
his eyes riveted upon his horse, as though
"3 ' illume,
iNeuner must ne gaze to the right and lert,
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as though driving the family nag. The
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relnr should be held In the left hand, the quer. Last season one of the prettiest
near reins running over the third joint of sights of the week was the riding by some
the forefinger and the off reins between of the society girls of the city of the splen-
the middle of the second and third fingers, did big hunters from the eastern stables.
Grasp the whip In the right hand and bring One young woman rode around the ring In
the hand over close to the left one In which a continuous outburst of applause, and
the reins are being held. won the deserved prize for her skill In
Rules laid down as proper for driving In handling the horse and for the way that
the arena are all based on common sense, she rode her saddle,
as Is easily seen when the horses of one 0 "Se
ttle crack drivers show signs of getting into Chance for the Work Horse,
any difficulty. It was noticed last year that Tne addition of the working horses to
all of the crack "whips" of the east, own- the Prlze ll8ts 18 a BteP ln the right direc-
ers as well as high salaried drivers, had a Hon- It av a tendency to awaken
set style in handling the reins and it was greater Interest among owners and driv-
een on several occasions that they had n the welfare and appearance of
control of the situation at all times. Local their work horses, to Induce more humane
exhibitors practice In the ring in advance treatment, to encourage better care and
to strive to get the right position of the perhaps more tats, to Incite consideration
reins and the professional horsemen are al- for the welfare and appearance of the
ways ready and willing to Instruct as to
what is proper and right
Women Will Drive.
Many of the swell turnouts at the Horse
Show will be driven by the society women
of the city for their friends, and to this
end many have been practicing at the
Auditorium. A clever man realizes how
much more fetching Is the tout ensemble of
Both Grim and Gay
Side as those about our venerable city hall
and the postofflce are downtown. He
spends most of his money for beer, and
consequently his person ls always a doleful
" Not long as-o some one asknd htm xhv .
did not drink mineral water Instead of the
beer which he took ln such quantities. He
answered: "Waukesha water ls all right
for the Methydtsts, but give me somethin"
lth a Milwaukee label." Ben has a pe-
cullar high nasal twang which renders his
conversation very comical
About a month ago he was taken 111 so
that he was forced to give up delivering
water to his customers. A doctor was
called, who diagnosed the case as one o
dropsy. Poor Ben was getting worse all
the time, and one morning the doctor said:
"Well, Ben, I think we will have to tap
"Tap me," said Ben, "for what?"
"For water, of course," replied the doctor.
"Water!" shrieked Ben ln disgust, "I
ain't teched a drop ln twenty years." Chi-
Cause for Remorse.
A western lawyer recounts a story of
trial he once witnessed In a Texan court.
A hard looking tough was the defendant
His counsel, in a voice apparently husky
with emotion, addressed the Jury somethlna
m this wise:
"Gentlemen, my client Is a poor man. He
" driven by hi nger and want to take a
"mall sum of money. All that he wanted
was sumcient funds wherewith to buy
bread, for it is ln evidence that he did not
take the pocketbook containing 1500 that
was in the same bureau drawer."
At this point the counsel for the defense
was interrupted by the convulsive sobs of
"Here, man!" exclaimed the Judge, "why
are you crying so?"
necause, your honor," replied the tie-
fendant "because I dldn t see der pocket,
book In de drawer!" Harper's Weekly.
The Inventor Balked.
"General Nelson A. Miles," said an In
ventor, "used to be continually besieged
by cranks with pneumatic rapid firing
guns, subterranean rifles, dirigible war bal
loons ana sucn line martial inventions.
The general would weed these cranks out
with admirable speed.
"I at In his office with him one day
when a servant brought In a card.
" 'Oh, send him In,' said General Miles.
'His business won't take more than a
minute or two.'
"So In came a wild-eyed, long-haired
man, twisting bis soft hat nervously In
both hands. .
"'General,' he said, 'I have here' and
he took out a small parcel 'a bullet proof
army coat. If the government would adopt
" 'Put it on. Put It on." said General
Miles, and he rang the bell. The. servant
appeared as the Inventor was getting Into
" 'Jones,' said the general, 'tell the cap-
lain 01 tne guara to oraer one or nis men
10 10 a nis nne wun nan caririuge ana
" 'Excuse ' me, general, I forgot some-
thing,' Interrupted the inventor, and with
a hunted look it disa.'peared." Iiule-
M'CORDS UNICORN TEAM.
any picture when there Is a woman In the
case. So he scans his wife's visiting list to
see who there is among the lot that can
nanuic iuo .t-iiio. wunifii in niB i in.,-
win be the- observed or all observers. The.
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will drive forth conquering and to con-
horses which dally toll on the streets of
Omaha. A benevolent spirit moved the di
rectors of the horse show to offer prizes
for this class of horses more than the
i,nnA that It would add Interest In the
how. Owners of draft horses are enthusing
over the pIan and breweries laundrymen,
bakers, grocers and other merchants will
ent(r jn the heavy classes and also the
One of the clauses which ls very popular
in Omaha is the children's pony class.
Probably no city of its size in the country
can boast of more ponies ridden by the
children than can-this city and it is right
and fitting that the directors should offer
suitable prizes as an Inducement to the
boys and girls to get their ponies In the
best of condition and to keep them that
wav. While riding counts considerable in
the show ring in this class, still the ap-
poarance of a pony goes a long ways and
the judges are quite apt to look a second
time at the pony that has his coat brushed
until it shines and shows that it has had
Entertaining Little Stories for
How Grandpa Knew.
iTHINK It's going to rain right
away," grandfather said, coming
into the sitting room where Kuth
y7nf)l and grandmother were.
1Yt I "Yes," grandmother said, "there
ls a thunder cloud over the west."
"Is there? Sure enough but that wasn't
what made me think it was going to rain.
I noticed the nurses were all hurrying the
babies into shelter. When you see as
many as a hundred nurses an nurrymg
home at once, in a great excitement, you
can be certain it's going to rain."
rsrandtia was watching out of the corner
f h' And Kuth-on. Kutn was iook-
lng too astonished to speak! A hundred
babies, and everybody knew Aunt Ria's
Ie new baby was the only one In the
little village of Cross Corners-the very
"Yes," went on grandfather slowly, "my
ants' nurses are very careful of the babies
of the family. It's interesting to watch
them lugging the little white babies around,
into the sun or out of the rain." , .
RUth gasped softly, "His aunt's?" Aunt
-Rla wasn't grandfather's aunt, and she
only had one little new baby, anyway, and
he never kept a nurse! urandpa a been
out In Uie sun making hay-It was a very
bot day s'posing It had made him crazy!
Bometimes very not ua uiu nun iuiks.
Ruth looked at grandfather's dear old face
anlously, but It didn't look crazy. It was
laughing! Grandfather held out his hand.
"Come, little Wonderer." he said, "there's
just time to go and see if the babies got
home safely, before it begins to rain. It s
onjy a little way,
They live under the
Dear me! to think that was what grand-
father had meant-a-n-t-s. not a-u-n-t-s!
They pried up a loose board ln the walk.
and there they were-little ant-nurses and
ant-fathers and ant-mothers and-maybe
ant-aunts! There were hundreds of them,
hurt-vino- m Krtu t fin If thev were Altnffetht-
too busy to stop to receive callers.
"Where are the babies?" Ruth asked. "I
don't see a single baby."
! do dozens!" laughed grandfather. "All
those little white bundles like fat little pll-
lows, or bags of grain ln pillow caes, are
my ants' babies. They don't look like your
aunt's, do they? But they're the babies,
as sure as you live, Wonderklns! The
nurse-auts tug them out into the sua day-
times, and bring tbem home nights. And
when it s going 10 rain my: aon t they
nurry mem nonie: 1 ten you, you couia
watch my little ants a whole day and not
learn all the wonders about them then."
And Ruth tried it fur un hour at a time.
ud found jraudoa was rlthb Why Uuo't
E. P. PECK'S WELL KNOWN PAIR,
some care and attention. The ihow last
yar was a great education to these young-
ters and great improvement was notice-
aoie in tne manner of riding and handling
Horse Show Vernacular.
tw or. manv thinr hont a. hnrs.
There are many tnings aDout a norse
show that are Just as distinctive as the
horse show colors. Prlncloal of these is
the horse show language. Don't tell your
groom to have the suable man "hitch up a
pair" Instead of "put to," and do not
say "horn blowing" for "horn sounding."
The local winner should not show his
appreciation of the judge's decision by
tipping his hat. Instead he must ac
knowledge the honor merely by a slight
movement 01 me wnip. ieuner bi 1110
horse show at least should the knowing
ones call a stable a barn. A barn ls all
right when speaking of one of the big
sheds on a farm. Some of the other ad-
vI.'oh fnr lha hnriM nhnw nre!
Don't call a single harness a single set'
of harness. A single set of harness ls an
impossibility, as it requires a double equip
ment for a sety
Don't call two horses a team unless
hitched tandem; call them a pair. A
team is more than a pair, such as a tan
dem, unicorn or four-ln-hand.
Don t say your high school horse parks
The words "park-gaited" should apply only
to the eastern saddle norse or tne warn,
Don't eay high school gaits. They are
Uon t can your saauie norse a Haiuuer.
A saddler is one who makes saddles.
Properly speaking, a Buddie horso Is of the
English variety, of three gaits, namely,
walk, trot and canter; usually docked for
park ust (?e. A gaited, or what is called
the Kentucky gaited saddle horse, now
the American saddle horse has five distinct
gaits, namely, walk. trot, rack, canter, run
ning walk, fox trot or slow pace.
Don't call a coach a tallyho. The word
as applied to coaching, ft is a hunting
term pure and simple and is the hunts-
man's cry to his hounds. It is a common
error in America to call any kind of a
LUaLlI, Ultiu, I'l UlClift taiiji.vit .... ......
Its origin with the introduction of coach
ing ln this country, by the owner having
christened his the "Tallyho."
Don't call a drag a coach. Drag ls the
some of the rest of you try it, too.
The Baby nnd the Crocodile.
When a little baby comes to an Egyptian
mother and father the mother anxiously
awaits the day when it shall first be car
ried to the sea, there to notice a croco
dile. One of the first lessons taught to tne
MttIe fokg ot tnig race j3 that they Bhall
gaze intently upon every crocodile that they
are fortunate enough to come upon. 1 no
Egyptians believe that crocodiles bring
luck, the more crocodiles the more luck. If
the new babv shows anv Interest at all
when his eyes first rest upon a croiuu...
Wg gtart i life is regarded as prosperous.
when little Egyptians fall sick they are
carried mllea to iook upon one of these
animals. All Egypt, from the lowest to
me niguem, -
royal ugliness .will cure Illness and stim-
ulate the appetite of the sick child fortu-
nate enough to gaze upon him.
The Clock and the Spider.
..What alls our new clock?" said father
Qne day ag he came home from his work
and f))Und mother Ju8t putting on the po-
v.tii fnr dinner "It is 12 o'clock
now and OUP clock ,ackg a whole half hour
of tne rlg,t time.
"I don't know," said mother; "it always
hus kept very good time until now."
Just then Lisa came running ln from
school, saying, "Oh, mother! 1 was late at
school this morning, and Miss Prentiss was
so sorry, because she had been teaching the
children a new song that I missed."
Father moved both hands of the clock
"-round until both pointed straight up. Now
-18a new wnal "me It was, ana guessea
wh Bne had ben late 'n the morning,
The 'cl' k coula not kepP UP- hut "rew
'lower and slower, until finally it stopped
".Now, said father, "I will open the door
to see If I can find out the trouble with our
Elsa and mother peeped over his shoulder
and what do you suppose they saw? Some
body's little home, all fixed up there among
the pretty wheels, with curtains, draperies
and other silken things. The one who made
all this was scampering away as fast as
bis little legs could carry him.
"That's riEht." said father, "hurry awav.
for you have Just tied our clock up with so
much spinning that It cannot go at all. You
and the clock are both such busy workers
that you cannot work together, so you had
better fix up a home somewhere else."
Father brushed the spider's web all away,
whoa the wheels commenced turning and
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of the Omaha Horse Show
W. H. M'CORD S FOUR - IN -
name annlled to a coach when used nri
vatoly. As soon as a four-in-hand is put
tobe'drag" and beromas a coach.8 A
break is similar in some respects to a
coach or drag, the difference being in the
w.lirKt et th. lutta. ml lha InslHa mall
which It has.
Don't call a unicorn a spike; the ar-
ngement of one horse in front of two
an(i driven from the box Is a unicorn.
Spike is the name applied to such teams
as woi-k in iron i or neavy u ya . wiicii u .
near horse ls ridden and the lead horse
ls driven with a Jerk line.
And above all, do not hiss at the Judges'
decision. They are all gentlemen from
abroad, serving without pay, and there
may always be some good reason for not
giving a prize to a certain horse which
cannot be noticed from the boxes or gal-
Show Ring; Hints.
Any color in harness but black ls strictly
. Runabout horses should be 14.3 and not
Of brass , or silver harness, the former ls
given the preference.
The box must always be mounted from
the off or whip hand side.
The brougham horse or horses must be
15.1 hands high, with quality, pace and good
Never use the whip unless wishing to
convey to the horse a distinct command
to go on, and never lilt twice In the same
The pulley bridoon ls ln much favor for
tandem and road harness, for Its flexible
working gives greater ease to the horses',
Bearing reins are always used on horses
for city purposes, both aB a matter of
safety and for uniformity of looks ln a
Pair, or tandem, etc.
The cock horse in a road coach is not
necessary when showing In that class, be-
u8eJ for actua, rQad purp08es
where an extra horse is needed in culling
up hills, etc. .
Appointments for a runabout have been
said Its soft "tick-tock"
Father set the hands again with Aunt
Jennie s watch, and the next morning both
were togetner, telling the right time.
Seven little Rainbow Fairies.
Once there was seven little raindrops,
whom everybody loved sun and wind and
flowers and Mother Nature most of all.
0nce when they had been very, very good
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for a long time, Mother Nature promised
them a party, and everybody Helped to
make the raindrops happy.
"I wish I might get them each a new
party dress." Mother Nature said, and
then the sun came out and beamed, and
asked if he might get the dresses for the
a . . v. ....... an.au ti CNilrvliind unit irnt
. ..v . . , - questioning, the dean was induced to ex
them each a different colored gown; red
for the bright little raindrop with red P'-In-
iui mo A few days before the election last No
cheeks, orange for his own wee favorite,
yellow for her dainty little cousin, green vember a member of the cabinet met he
for the one who was fond of the grass. BBto,n' Bnd. " .the? ? .
blue for the pet of the sky, purple for f"e'ary iIMulre;, What ,haU 1 l
Mother Nature's little standby (heartsease). eodrf u. fc
and violet for the shy little drop with the To this the dean. wUh his customary
candor and vigor, replied: "Give him my
violet eyes. ., .... . . . ....
The Cloud Queen sent them a cloud for
a boat, and the Storm King sent them the
wind for a sail, and away they went.
Do only kind acts." Mother Nature had
said as she kissed them goodbye, and so,
as they journeyed along, each thought out
a plan that would make some one glad.
The red drop sang to u poor garden rose
that was sad. and Its gay little song
brought Joy to it and made the rose sweeter
all day, The orange drop fell on a cross
habv's nose and made It bUd crying and
smile. The yellow drop swung on a dande- late Emperor Frederick of Germany wrote:
linn's stem and washed' eT the dust from "It Is a shocking thing to ride over a bat
Its face. The green drop played hide and tlefleld and it is Impossible to describe the
seek with the grass, and It fairly bristled hideous mutilations which present them
with fun. The blue drop played with a selves. War is really something frightful
dear little brook, and It babbled and and those who create it with a stroke
laughed away. The purple drop gave a of the pen, sitting at a green cloth table,
poor pansy a drink and spoke a few words little dream what horrors they are con
of love, and the violet drop, the shyest of Jurlng up." Bismarck once expressed him
all. hid' from sight in a violet b?d. self to the same effect and added: "Had
But the rough little wind said he did It not been for me there would have been
not like to wait. He was anxious to go three great wars the less, the lives of 80,0uo
to the party, so he whistled at each flow- men would not have been sacrificed and
er's door to say he was ready. many parents, brothers, sisters and widows
No oue wanted the raindrop to go, but would not now be mourners. That, how-
It was late, so they hurried away as fast ever, I have settled with my Maker!"
s they could, and as they sailed into the
sky their friends could only see a faint
glimpse of each dress.
Kach had a sweet little story 10 leu as
they sat on Dame Natures big lap and
thanked her sg.ln and again for their
gay rainbow party. Viola Collins Edwards
ln Child Garden.
MRS. F. 8. COWOILli AND
cut down to the following: Storm coat.
waterproof apron, road blanket tie rein,
hoof Pick, wrench, clock on dash, whip
and small spool of wire.
p0je chains to broughams or carriages
re not ,n Kod ,ate. In the best appointed
turnouts the: pole pieces are of leather.
Thcy are essentials, however. In the drag.
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road cottcn carriages driven by gentle-
in runabout appointments It would be
well to remember that winkers are neres
gal.y. the elbow or Liverpool bit ls Used,
wlth bearing rein and breastplate optional;
with a choice between a Kay rim or breast
collar, breeching optional, and with a flat
saddle with round tugs and square or horse-
It Is part of the duty of a groom to so
time his actions as to be at the head of
his horses by the time they are brought
to a full stop. To do this, he should com-
mence his descent from the vehicle the
Instant he feels the pulling up of the horses.
. It ls not necessary that he should lay
hand on the horses unless they are restless
Horse Show Definitions.
A cock horse is an additional horse to be
used ln helping a coach or road four over a
hill or other hard pull. He may be hitched
ln front or ridden by a groom.
A unicorn ls three horses, two behind and
one in front. Sometimes called a spike
Gossip and Stories
Glad He Lavngrhed
HE direction of my career was
completely changed," said United
States Senator Albert J. Bev-,
erldge to a writer in Success, "by
a careless laugh. When I was a
youth in Illinois I heard that the congress
man from our district Intended to hold an
examination to determine what young man
he should appoint to West Point I pitched
ln and studied hard for that examination,
and found It easy when I came to take it.
Most of the other fellows seemed to be
still struggling with It when I had finished,
and I was so confident that I had made
few mistakes that I was In a pretty cheer
ful frame of mind. This Is why I laughed
when one of the stragglers asked a rather
foolish question of the professor In charge.
h 1..... videntlv felt that the dlenltv
of the occagon ha(1 been trifled with, for
h 8Cored 1 Der cent asanst me. When
the papers came to be corrected this loss
caused me to fall one-fifth of one per cent
below the boy who stood highest on the
list. He ls a captain In the army now,
where I suppose I should be had it not
been for that laugh. I believe ln the
power of cheerfulness. Looking back, I am
Roosevelt as a Homorlat.
Dean Shaler of Haj-vard university re
marked, not long ago, that he had discov
ered that President Roosevelt ls some
thing of a wag. This rather surprising re
mark aroused curiosity, and, after some
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He had entirely forgotten his message to
the President, until a few days after the
election, when he received the following
note from the White House:
"Dear Dean: Judging by the size of our
majority, you must have changed your
mind. T. R."
Frederick and Bismarck on War.
In his diary of the campaign of 1868 the
(oakllaa and Collins.
F. F. Scannell contributes to the Boston
iwm.u .. .j " ma
tween the late Mayor Patrick A. Collins
and the late Senator Conkllng:
It was In 187. during General Collins"
Ust terra In congress. A hearing was given
A cob Is a quick acting saddle horse or
trap horse driven to a gig or park trap. Ho
Is a showy boulevard horse. He picks his
forefeet with vim and thrusts them for
ward with a circus strut as though he were
treading on eggs. His gait approaches a
cake walk. Ho moves with a rag time strut
and sometimes leads his driver on the high
perched park rig something of a nig time
A tandem team Is a favorite boulevard
turnout Thn wheeler must be able to pull
and hold up the lonrt. Ho does tho work,
while tho leader does the showing off.
A road four are very lieavy coach horses
with wind and power. Coaching parties
are becoming more populnr. Oay parties
drive from city to city In relays against
Tark pairs are also rather heavy harness
horses, usually driven to family carriages,
park turnouts, sporting traps and tho like.
Style and action are deemed essential ln
Roadsters are gentlemen's driving horses.
They are not required to pick up their feet
so handily as a tandem leader and others of
the Ilk, but must have size, form and stay
ing qualities and bo able to make time with
the speed wagon or runabout.
Polo ponies are Btocky fellows, capable of
bearing their riders without Inconvenience
and to stop, turn and start quckly.
Gaited saddle horses are trained to go at
all gaits. The American Saddle Horse
Breeders' association rules require the fol
lowing gaits: Walk, trot, rack canter, run
ning walk, fox trot or slow pace. There
are other saddle horses which can go some
of the gaits, but not all. A thoroughly
qualified saddle horse must be able to go
all of the gaits.
High school horses, as the name Implies,
are educated horses, horses that have been
to the high school. They do tricks like tho
circus horse. Commands are conveyed by
movement of the rider, with or without
whip, and by word of mouth.
The Gig Horse Horse over 14.8 and not
exceeding 15.2, with quality, style, high ao
tlon, speed and solid color; brass or silver
mounted harness; bridle and square wink
ers, gig bit, spring hook bearing reins,
standing martingale, , chain . to connect
names at bottom, closed loop tugs (French);'
single, square or horse shoe buckles; bridle
fronts of metal to match mountings.
Lady's Phaeton Single horse or pair;
solid color, with quality, style, good man
ners and true action; brass or silver mount
ings, Buxton bit; standard martingale,
breeching, spring hook bearing rein,
straight pad, square buckles. Speed Is not
required In this class, but park gait only.
About Noted People
at the Treasury department ln Washington
on petition of Colonel Roger Scannell of
Boston before Secretary Falrehlld on the
question of placing an Import tax on cer
tain mineral waters. Conkllng was counsel
for the water company. John H. Burke of
Boston, now Judge Burke, represented Mr.
General Collins entered the chamber be
fore the hearing opened and Introduced
Mr. Scannell and his counsel to Mr. Fair
child. The secretary then presented all
three to Mr. Conkllng. The latter tmme.
dlately began to banter the general after
Conkllng Mr. Collins! That name seems
familiar. Perhaps you are acquainted with
Mr. Collins, the congressman from Massa
chusetts, whose speeches I have read with
Collins I know the Mr. Collins you speak
of very well, Indeed. In fact, I . see his
face every time I look in the mirror.
Conkllng Oh, Indeed. I believe you have
refused another term. That must be rough
on your constituents. If your constituents
were rats, I should say It was rough on
Collins My constituents are the best ln
the world, and I do not resign ln the mid
dle of my term.
This last shot was too much for Conkllng
and he quickly subsided.
The Whole Thin.
Lieutenant Commander A. P. Nlblack of
the United States navy ls stationed at Hon
olulu In command of the Iroquois and
seems to be a sort of pooh-bah there. Ha
has been called upon to perform all manner
of civil, military and naval duties. So
much so that ln a recent letter to the secre
tary of the treasury he signed his title In
full as follows- Lieutenant commander,
I'nlted States navy, commanding United
States steamship Iroquois, recruiting officer,
captain of the yard, head of department
of construction, head of department of
equipment, head of department of ord
nance, head of department of steam en
gineering, held of department of yards
and docks, Inspector of lights and buoys
of the Hawaiian Islands, Inspector of im
migration for outlying Islands, Inspector of
Everybody Works bnt Father.
Samuel Gompers. president of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, got a great send
off when he left Pittsburg from the Unlun
station a few nights ago. A big crowd ot
labor leaders and union men was there to
bid him good-bye. As a parting ode they
sang for him "Everybody Works at Our
It runs something like this:
Everybody works but father.
And he sits around all day,
Puts his ff-et In the flrenlace
And siiidkt-s lils pipe of clay.
Mother takes In washing,
80 die Bister Ann:
Everybody works at our house
But my old man.
Now. isn't that a grand send-off to give
to the leader of America s greatest labor
organization? Just at first Mr. Gompers
did not know how to take It. Then the
humor of the thing struck him and he
laughed heartily. He will never forget th
parting ode sung for him at Pittsburg.