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THE OMAHA PATLY BEE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24. 100.-,.
SENATORS PLAYED THE CAME
Till Stomi f Old-Time Tuulei t th
WARRIORS AND STATESMEN PLAYED HARD
Recollections of Roecoe Conklln,
Oenersl Sherman, f.ncW Chnndler
and Ornrral herldan la
a, Iqiirc Dew.1.
A yoting-oM Washington oluh man. s pn
tleman who has been on lras of social
Intimacy with the most noted men at this
eapltal for more than a. generation. w
recalling, a few evenings sgo, mm distin
guished poker-fiestas, the memory of which
lingered with him.
"The iramn of draw had a strong fascina
tion for ao brainy a man as Rnscoe Conk
llng," said he. "nd he was aa delightful
ft poker antagonist aa ever tried to nil an
fn-the-mtddle straight. Conkllng waj sav
agely criticised for hla hauteur, aa exhib
ited In public, but In private Intercourse
with hla frlenda h seemed to ahed hla ar
rogance aa If It had feen a ahell. For thla
reason Pre a! way a believed and maintained
that tha domineering manner he exhibited
In publlr, which often caused him to he
hopelessly misunderstood, waa a good deal
of ft pose. From the very beginning of hla
service. In Washington the Washington cor
respondents paraded Conkllng aa a sort of
AJax-defying-the-llghting. and I am of the
opinion that It suited CAnkllng's fancy,
when he perceived that It would be quite
Impossible for him to clear himself of thla
reputation, to study the part that had been
thrust upon him. and to portray It with
ronsistcnce and elaboration throughout his
"Ho waa powerfully fond of the rams of
draw, aa I started to say. and during the
last four or five yeara of hla senatorial ca
reer he wonld occasionally drop In at John
Chamberlln'a while, congress waa In session
to alt Into a game there with friends, all
of them prominent public men. who enjoyed
the, mental stimulus and excitement of
drawing cards, and who were always moro
than willing to engage In a game in which
Conkllng waa one. of the players. The well
atored mind and cultured Intellect of the
New York senator never shone mora
brightly nor more variously than during
these memorable sessions at poker with hla
friends and cronies.
A Great Bunch.
Qutta often some of tiiose among ui
who were not so fortunate, or unfortunate,
enough to be ewirlcrs in the vortex of
nbua life would be. invited to take a hand
at tbeao poker stances; and I for one,
possess no more valued recollections than
loose that often recur to my mind of the
goaalona on which a 1 played poker with
Xtoaooe Conkling sitting at Uie other aide
of the table
"General I'hil Sheridan waa often one
f the players at thrae meetings, and
when General Sherman waa living In Wash
ington be. too, would freqentty 'happen
around' and take a hand when the game
raa In progress at Chamberlin s.
"With Conkling and Sherman in the gamo
tha talk at the poker table waa a good deal
more Interesting to some of ua than the
game Itself, for both men would conatantly
hurl witty dabs at each other, and the oral
sparring between theae two remarkable men
. was brilliant and diverting In the extreme.
Their pokes at each other were always
1 ajood-naturcd and harmless. Different aa
they were in profession and temperament,
! Conkllng and Sherman wore about evenly
! matched in wit and In their mastery of re
partee, and both men seemed to find pleas-
ure In practicing on .each other in their
iioura of relaxation, especially at these
"Conkling," said General Sherman, one
' night to the New York senator, when the
'; game was In progress, "that Hyperion curl
1 of yours may now assume on added twiat,
the effect of woe, and that Herculean chest
prepare to array ltaolf In a tunic of peni
tential sackcloth for I've sure got you
licked. Full house, knaves atop of eights."
1 and General Sherman spread his hand out
Ian the table.
'Sherman.' aald the New York senator,
j beatific smile flickering at the corners
(of bis mouth, 'when you marched to the
ae at that extremely theatrical period of
' your career, and reached tho sea, it would
jave been a good deal better for you had
you kept right on marching, even to the
I point of complete and final submersion,
thus sparing yourself the mortification of
; being thrashed right out of your boots at
lhls stage of your life by a mere civilian.
! i"our deuces,' and Conkling rakud In the
' pot with a flourish, while grizzled 'Old
Tecum p chewed the extinct butt of his
"But It was against General Phil Sheri
dan that Conkllng played his hardest. The
two men were great chuma and confidante,
bat when they got into a poker game to
getherIt was of course In a perfectly
good-natured sort of way give and take
and no quarter. When Sheridan was In
the game Onnkllng simply addressed all
f bis study and skill to the task of beat
ing out the hero of Winchester, while, on
, the other hand. 'Little Hill' would pay
'hardly any attention at all to -the other
! players, he waa ao eager to pummel his
(friend Conkling. Very often the rest of ua
would, at a sort of tacitly iindestood six
&al drop out. Just for . the fan of seeing
. Conkling and Sheridan at each other's
throats, so to speak.
' " 'Phil,' said Conkling one night when he
thought Ma hand waa Invincible, 'be ad
vised. I have your interest at heart. We
Mil admire your historic and present rash
nessbut. Phil, be advised. Consider your
natural aversion to smoking a pipe. If you
proceed with me on this, you'll be com
pelled to smoke a pipe. Instead of cigars,
virtually until your retirement. This time,
you sre not only twenty miles sway. You
ere aA.upO, eo.nM.Oefio miles In the distance,
and you haven't a chance In life to traverse
the ground. Call me."
" 'Conkllng,' replied 'Little Phil.' with
those two red fighting spots on his cheek
bone burning brlgl.tly; 'you're a stupen
dous, a colossal bluffer, and I'll see you
dangling from that sour apple tree of
tours first. I raise you the limit.'
" 'In that rase,' said Conkllng, stuffing
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his hand Into the deck, 'the pot's youra
not that I haven't got you licked, of course,
"And Conkllng. caught red-handed In one
of his Brohdingnaglan bluffs, took with the
greatest good naturethe long laugh that all
hands gave him.
Mlx-t p on Aprs.
"I waa In the game one night during
the winter of '79, when both Conkllng and
Sheridan were playing. It was a four
handed game and John Chamlerlln him
self was the other player. This game at
Chamberlin's was always a 13 limit game
at first, with the understanding that along
toward morning, after a few hours of
warming up, anybody could suggest the re
moval of the limit if he wanted to.
"The way Conkllng and Sheridan bluffed
each other out that night was a caution to
grasshoppers. Both men seemed to strike
nut luck altogether as an element In their
good-natured play against each other, and,
ss both of them caught fine hands occa
sionally when engnged In this tug-of-war
game, neither of them could get an exact
line on the other, and It was better than
a play to study their faces at the show
downs. Conkllng was having all the best of
It during the latter part of the seance, and
It was fun to hear 'Little Phil' utter, under
hla breath, dark and woolly things when,
time after time, Conkllng would show a
hand consisting of nothing at all after hav
ing chased Sheridan out, or produce a
gorgeous set of fours or a full hand at such
tlmea as Sheridan, deciding that the sen
ator waa bluffing, called htm.
" 'Bite hlra, Phil.' Chamberlin would say.
amusedly, on these occasions, and then
Sheridan would Invite Chamberlin to go to
blazes and call for another deck of cards.
"We started the last round of jackpots
with a new deck. Sheridan dealt the first
mesa himself, and, after it had gone around
and none of ua could open It, Sheridan
opened It himself. Neither Chamberlin
nor I had any right to stay on our hands,
and ao It was left between Sheridan and
Conkllng. who stayed along. Conkling took
thre cards and turned hla little pair into
threes. Sheridan dished himself out three
and bit hia cigar hard when he saw his
hand. He made a small bet to dtaw Conk
llng out, and the senator raised him $J3.
It went back and forth between them till
there was nearly J300 in the pot, both men
scrutinizing each other pretty carefully at
A Call for Safety.
" 'Phil, I don't know so much about you
this time," said Conkling finally, 'but I
think I'll Just call you for safety.'
"Both laid their cards down at the same
time. Cokllng had three sevens. But he
looked at Sheridan strangely when he saw
the color and conformation of Sheridan's
three aces. Both Chamberlin and myself
also saw what was wrong at the same in
stant, but we did not say anything, and let
the two pluyers have It out. Sheridan had a
broad grin on his face, and was Just about
to rake In the pot. Conkllng was gazing
at the little man of Iron with a puzzled
look In his eyes.
" 'Just wait a minute, there, Phil,' he
said as the general waa about to pull
down the money. 'Do you really think
that pot belongs to you?
" 'Belong to me?' said Sheridan. 'Well,
It does if my nose belongs to my face,' and
ag tin he reached out for the pot.
"Conkling, with a gesture, again stopped
" 'I don't remember ever having seen
that sort of thing before,' said Conkllng,
musingly. 'Did you, Phil?'
" 'See what sort of thing before?' In
quired Sheridan. "What In blazes are you
maundering about, Conkllng?'
"For reply Conkllng put one finger upon
one of Sheridan's upturned aces and then
pointed to another of the aces.
" 'I never saw a Jackpot won with three
aces, two of which happened to be aces
of diamonds.' said Conkllng, smilingly.
"Sheridan looked at his upturned cards,
and his face became even more fiery red
than it waa naturally. The consternation
on his countenance was ludicrous.
" 'Why. blame It all,' he said, after the
funny pause, 'I ought to be turned Into
the street. Chamberlin, throw me out of
doors, won't you?"
" 'And have the whole American army
firing a volley over the ruins of my houae?"
replied Chamberlin. 'Hardly. Anyhow, I'd
rather sea you and Conkllng engage In a
rough-and-tumble fight over the thing. Go
ahead, the pair of you. We'll see fair play,
won't we?' turning to me.
"Of course, the extra ace of diamonds
had slipped Into the deck accidentally be
fore It left the manufacturer's hands. But
Sheridan, when he had In a measure re
covered from the surprise of the revela
tion, made a humorous pretense that he
had known the whole thing right along,
and convulsed the three of us by feelingly
appealing to Conkllng to refrain from ex
poalng him to the world, for the sake of
his family and reputation, and all that
sort of thing.
"The hand being foul, the pot, of course,
A Generous Player.
"Conkllng was a peculiarly generous
poker player. One night, when Senator
Zach Chandler was one of the players,
Conkllng was the beneficiary of s spread
out that only happens to the average
poker player about once In a lifetime.
Chandler dealt him four pat aces. It waa
a Jaekpot. Neither Chamberlin, who waa
the other player, nor myself caught any
thing worth drawing to. and so the thing
was between Conkllng and the senator
from Michigan. Conkllng stood p"t. and
Chandler, drawing two cards, filled, and
had four nines on which to begin busi
ness. He bet 1100. y
" 'Pat or no pat, Conkling.' Chandler
said to the New York senator, 'I've got
1 that miserable skinflint straight of yours
walloped this time even If you've got a
straight. Come at me."
"Conkllng folded up his cards and looked
Chandler In the eye.
" 'You're a pretty rich man, Zach, aren't
you?' be raid to Chandler.
" 'Oh, middling well-to-do,' replied
" 'And you've a pretty good hand,
" 'Looks good to me,"
" Tnbeatable, Zach?'
" 'Well, old man.' said Conkling,
may be pretty well fixed with that hand
but I've got one here myself that I am con
vinced no gentleman ought to take advan
tage of In a game with friends.' and he
spread out his four bullets.
"Chandler looked at the hand for a mo
ment In silence.
" 'Conkllng.' said he, finally, 'you're a
queer mixture of Don Quixote, Old Nick
and Prince Charlie which means, or ought
to mean, that you're a d n decent fellow."
Not a minute should be lest when a
child shows symptoms of croup. Cham
berlain's Cough r.crncrtv Given aa soon as
the child becomes houiki, r even after
the croupy cough appears, will prevent the
attack. It never falls and Is pleasant and
safe ta take.
Picture Frames. Frenser, lath and Dodge
BAKKR Sarah Richardson, wife of the
htte W. I. Baker, at her home. 318
North 17th street. December S3. 1906. at
& 38 a. m.. aged 6t years.
Funeral at the house Tuesday, Decem
ber .1 it t p. m Interment private.
FEL1.NER William P., Z9n Burdette
street, aged 40 years 11 months.
jTuaani announcement laxex.
BUCKET SHOPS IN ACTION
How the Business Nowadays it Conducted
IMMENSE SUM "CONTROLLED BY BROKERS
A Irftok Into Typical Clearing
Honse on Wall Street Where
Orders Are Received aad
Tt Is a habit of the respectable bualness
folk of Wall street, when the bucket shop
evil happens to become a topic of conver
sation, to speak of It In a very distant man
ner and on hearsay only. Their attitude
toward It Is like the attitude of respectable
members of society toward the social evil.
It Is a subject on which one must rot ap
pear to be too well Informed. The head of
ft conservative commission house Is horri
fied to hear that the bucket shop business
centering In New York from outside points
Is frequently as large as the total transac
tions reported on the New York Stock ex
change. Between the under world of
finance and the better elements of Wall
street there is as great a gulf as between
the corresponding divisions of the social
world, and whatever one In the upper divi
sion may happen to know of the lower divi
sion ha had better keep to himself.
It has always been so, but In the last
three or four years the bucket shop busi
ness has become so well organized that It
haa Its direct influence even on the New
York Stock exchange, and the fact la be
ginning to be recognized. At least 90 per
cent of the business Is backed by a few
men commanding an immense amount of
capital. Instead of there being thousands
of bucket shops all over the country, each
backed by an Individual of limited re
sources, as In the old days, there are now
several bucket shop systems maintaining
headquartera In New YorK. Boston. Chicago
and Philadelphia, whose function Is to back
the sheets of the offices outside where the
business originates. The business of sev
eral hundred offices Is cleared or "banked"
by one system. The manager of an outside
office gets either a salary or a percentage
on the business he sends In, or both, and
the system takes all the risk and all th
Backet Shop Clearing; House.
The clearing house of a bucket shop sys
tem Is its headquartera. The Inside of
surn a place is well worth seeing. Its
principal feature ia a telegraph room,
manned by a force of expert operators I
who receive the orders from the outside
offices. These orders gA to the man who'
passes upon them. Before him he has a I
big sheet on one side of which are entered !
the sales and on the other side the pur- '
chases. He has also the current market I
quotations, and these generally are two ,
or three minutes ahead of the quotations
on which the people several hundred miles
away are trading. Suppose a traJer In I
the Providence office wants to buy fifty I
shares of the sugar at the market, the op- i
erator on the Providence wires the order and '
passes it on to the man who fills it. Then '
a report Is made: "Bot 50 Sugar, 140." '
That is for the client. The bucket shop
Is at once short of fifty shares of sugar.
theoretically, and the trade Is entered up I
vii me selling side or the sheet us a sale
of that amount of the stock at 110. There
is no actual transaction, of course.
Occasionally an order la received m k.
tr sell an Inactive stock that may be sub- !
loct to abrupt movements either
Occasionally, too, the bucket shop peoplo
euapeci mat tney are getting "wise or
ders," which means that Wall street ma
nipulators have been sending out emis
saries to get the bucket shops long of
something that It Is going to have a break,
or short of something that Is going to be
put up. Such strategems are sometimes
practiced on a large scale, and the bucket
shops, If they are unsuspecting, lose heav
ily. Orders that full under this sus
picion are filled, because the bucket shop,
to do business satisfactorily, muat stund
prepared to buy or sell anything that-people
may want to trude in, but after the
orders have been filled they are "put under
cover." which is to say that the bucket
shop people themselves go Into the market
and hedge against their risk by buying
what they have sold or selling what they
have bought. In that way they protect
themselves against loss.
The headquarters plant of the bucket
shop system is generally located In some
Inconspicuous place. There are several
hidden away in the large office buildings
of Wall street without any legends what
ever on the doors and nothing to show
the character of tho business going on
wunin. An unknown visitor Is not per
mitted to penetrate further than the first
small office of the suite. His further prog
ress la effectually barred.
It is to lo remembered that the backers
of these systems command Immense cap
ital. They find, for example, that on their
sheets they are short 60.000 shares of Sugar
at an average price of 140, having sold that
much to clients, and that the average
murgin on the 60,000 shares is less Car5
per cent, as It probably would be, ir
bucket shop trades as a general thing ae
lightly margined. A break of five points
in the price of the stock, therefore, would
wipe out the Sugar account and sweep the
customers' margins into the bucket shop
treasury. There Is then nothing to pre
vent the backers of the system from seiz
ing a psychological moment to go Into the
stock market snd raid Sugar. They can
well afford to lose I50.0O0 on that operation
if the average margin on the 60,000 shares
that they are short of on the sheet la I
per cent, or 1100.000. No Stock exchange
broker Is permitted by the rules to transact
business for a bucket shop, but he may
accept business tendered to him by bucket
shop backers as Individuals. He may be
unaware that the client who wants to
make a turn on the short side of Sugar Is
In the bucket shop business. It doesn't
matter whether he Is or not. He deals
with the Individual and not with the bucket
shop. One of the largest bucket shop or
ganisations In the west Is generally sup
posed to be represented on the floor of the
Stock exchange by a member who executes
heavy commissions at times for Its prin
cipal hacker and his associates. They deal
with this broker as Individuals, and It Is
not for him to dlstlngush between their
personal speculations and such of their
operations as relate to the state of their
bucket shop "sheets." Several months ago
the operations of this clique became so
prominent as to be openly commented
upon, but there was nothing illegal about
them so far as the Stock exchange was
concerned. The stock market Is a public
affair, and It Is anybody's privilege to buy
or sell stocks. In selling the market, pre
sumably to break prices, this crowd got
heavily short of certain stocks, and Is sup
posed to have taken a big loss on Its Hue
If losses and profits on fluctuations Just
balance, the bucket shop business Is still
very profitable. The bucket shop charges
Interest for carrying stocks that It does
not carry, and the usual brokerage com
mission lesides. The Imposition of the
state tax of each 100 shares Increases
Its profits, for the bucket shop charges
clients that tax and then itself evades the
payment of It. New York Times.
Loaded for 1 nnt.
"Do you deny that you are a turnooatT
Interrupted a man In Uie audience.
"Nol" thundered the orator, who was
making a campaign for re-election. "More
than once I have been compelled to turn
my coat Into money to pay a grocery bill,
as many a poor but honest man has to do
The applause that followed was tremend
ous and the unfortunate man that had
asked the question was shoved rudely out
of the hall. Chicago Tribune.
A TRIUMPH OF ENGINEERING
How the Dream of a Itnsl Across
Great Salt Ijike On me to Be
Wnen the first survey of the t"nton Pa
cific railroad came out of the mouth of
Weber canyon, a little southeast of the
present city of Ogden, It found the Oreat
Salt lake lying across Its path westward
to a Junction with the Central Pacific.
Even at that early date some Idea of the
possibilities of the later day triumphs of
railroad construction seems to have oc
curred to the engineers of the survey, for
they discussed a little, though perhaps more
Jocularly than seriously, the feasibility of
driving straight across the lake, or at least
across Its eastern arm. Of course they
gave It up. The Idea then was almost
chimerical. There was neither the genius
In finance bold enough to undertake such
a stupendous work nor the trafflo to war
rant such an expenditure. It may be
doubted, too. If there was engineering faith
equal to the task. So the line was built
up through the hills around the north end
of the lake.
But that light talk of the early 60s was
not without Its fruit. The Idea remained
the dream, the hope, the faith, of one of
the young men employed In building the
Central Pacific. William Hood was of ;that
company of "across the Isthmus" pioneers
who tiave made their mark and their fame
In the development of California and tho
Paelfio slope. As he worked his way up
to the responsible post of chief engineer
of the Southern Pacific system, owner of
the old Central Pacific he never lost slcht
of the possibility of that line across Salt
lake. Collla P. Huntington, the master of
the Pacific railroads, was inclined to think
that It might be done; but the time was
not yet ripe, the traffic was not heavy
enough to Justify the expense, and such
enterprises were not easy to finance. But
after Mr. Huntington's death there came
to the head of Southern Pacific affairs a
man whose financial ability and boldness
matched the engineering skill and pluck
of Mr. Hood. In Edward H. Harrlman Mr.
Hood found a man who sympathized with
and believed in his plans and who was
able and willing to provide the money.
The times had changed. The day of
great and bold enterprlsea had come. The
old era of pinching and often false econ
omy, that let roadbed and rolling stock
run down In order to squeeze out an un
justified dividend, was ended. The condi
tion had been reached where It was only
necessary for the engineer to show how
the Interest on the Investment could be
made to be told to go ahead. Traffic hnd
Increased to such a point that operation
over the steep and crooked old line was
becoming constantly more nnd more vex
atious and difficult. Relief must be had.
Financier agreed with engineer as to how
it could be obtained, and the result Is the
"Lucien cut-off," as it Is called, the line
that runs from Ogden straight over Oreat
Salt lake, which It crosses on a trestle
nearly twelve miles long and on twenty
miles of "fill," and over the desert Mats,
102 miles In all, to Lucln, where It re
joins the old road. It 1b a "cut-off" In
deed. Forty-three miles In distance are
lopped off, heart-breaking grades avoided,
curves eliminated, hours of time in tiansit
saved and untold worry and vexation
prevented, at the same time that ex
penses of operation are reduced more
than enough to pay Interest on the whole
cost twice over. Oscar King Davis In the
HOT TIME ON BOARD SHIP
Sixty Frisky Monkeys and a Kan
garoo Make Things Lively
for the Crew.
The crew of the Oerman steamship Neu
enfels. In New York from Calcutta, Is still
discussing occurrences on board its ship as
the Neuenfels was plowing its way through
the calm Mediterranean, off the coast of
Sicily, three weeks ago. It was a beautiful
moonlight night, at four bells of the star
board watch, when Sam Jones, A. B., and
six of his mates were stretched out on the
upper deck forward trying to keep cool
during the tropical night. The Neuenfels
had on board, besides a miscellaneous
cargo, a huge crate In the forward hatch.
In which were confined sixty Simians, and,
on the upper deck Just aft of the forecastle,
a big box in which were stowed two valu
As the seven sailors slept soundly on the
forward deck one of the monkeys, the
largest of the lot in No. I hatch, managed
to twist two of the bars and crawl out of
the cage. He was followed by fifty other
monkeys of all shapes and sizes, and the
entire troupe crawled stealthily up the for
ward companlonway and onto the upper
deck. At the moment when the leader of
the Simian procession arrived at the head
of the companlonway one of the kangaroos
put his nose out "of the box and found ft
promptly twisted by the ape. In another
moment tho leader of the monkeys liad
forced out one of the boards of the kanga
roo box and out Jumped the frightened Aus
tralian. Then the entire pack of monkeys
landed on the lone kangaroo and fought the
long-tailed animal until, frightened and
mad with terror, the kangaroo managed to
beat off all but two of Its assailants and
Jumped backwartl. The Jump landed the
kangaroo Immediately in the center of the
Bleeping Sam Jones. With a yell of terror
the seaman Jumped up, the blood flowing
from his face where the sharp claws of the
kangaroo had gashed his fare and neck.
The awakening of the sailors held the at
tention of the horde of monkeys long
enough to give the kangaroo time t( Jump
across the deck, with the two original ape
antagonists still clinging to his hack. Aa
the sailors were about to catch the kanga
roo the frightened animal gave one big
Jump and landed over the port rail Into the
Mediterranean. For hours after the disap
pearance of the kangaroo and the two mon
keys clinging to him, the sailors were busy
catching apes from out of the ships' rig
ging. Captain Werefols and his men
gathered In every one of the fifty-eight re
maining Simians and stowed them safely In
the cage below decks, where they remained
In peace until the Neuenfels tied up at its
South Brooklyn pier. Brooklyn Eagle.
The Deerltfal Accomplice.
Oeorge W. Whitehead, appraiser of mer
chandise at the port of New York, was
talking about smuggling.
"Not long ago," he said, "a certain skip
per hailed a fisherman off the coast and
asked him If he would smuggle ashore for
him a cask of brandy.
"The fisherman agreed, and two casks of
brandy were lowered Into his boat.
" 'One,' said the skipper, 'la for your
trouble and risk, my man.'
"Well, a week or so later the skipper
called with a team at the Jersey fisher
man's house for his cask of brandy. It
was night. He got the cask and started on
the dark and lonely way back home.
"But the custom-house people have sharp
eyes and ears. They lay in wait for the
alOyper. X&ejr caufbt him a mile outside
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the fisherman's village, and there was the
cask of brandy In the wagon.
"He said nothing. There was nothing to
say. The cask was opened.
" 'We'll sample this liquor,' said a cus
"And he rut his mouth to the bung, and
then drew back, amazed. The skipper was
amazed, too. The cask contained nothing
but water." New York Tribune.
FENIAN PLOT THAT FAILED
Hot Air Hcrappers Invited to m Real
Plant and QaltUly Side
stepped. In his recently published volume of "Rec
ollections" William O'Brien. Irish member
of Parliament, tells how he conceived a
plan in 1S82 to capture Dublin castle. At
that time there was a strike of the royal
Irish constabulary against the government
and Mr. O'Brien had been Invited to ad
dress the strikers. He writes: "My notion
was, without disclosing my plan to any
bodyexcept one to be presently men
tionedto go to the police mass meeting,
to raise to the highest possible pitch the
excitement with which they were boiling
over, and straightway, under cover of a
deputation to the viceroy, to march my
thousand constables through the streets to
Publln castle, helping ourselves to re
volvers In the gunshops on the way. hav--Ing
made arrangement, to seize upon the
guard at the entrance to the upper castle
yard the moment they tried to close the
gate, take possession of the viceroy and
his chief secretary, convey them to a place
of safekeeping whence they and we could
negotiate, and In the meantime get pos
session of the wires and precipitate a re
volt of the Royal Irish constabulary
throughout the country to strengthen us In
"My one confidant In the matter was
Parnell, against whose absolute veto there
would be no proceeding further. He hap
pened to be staving at Morrison's hotel,
and when I drove over I was surprised ta
find he thought the " project less hair
brained than I had anticipated. As he Bat
over a late breHkfast with a heap of un
opened letters and newspapers beside him
he tslked over the whole plan with the de
tachment with which he would examine a
handful of alluvial gold from his own river
at Avondale. The only glint of sentiment
was the soft whisper: 'The one thing that
can be said with certainty Is that you
csn't come out alive from It or perhaps
srme more of us'."
Mr. O'Brien proposed to have fifty armed
Fenians concealed In the neighboring cor
poration building, "who would be In a posi
tion to make a rush for the gate If neces
sary at a moment's warning." Parnell ex
pressed himself aa doubtful. Mr. O'Brien
saw the leaders of the two rival sections
Into which the Irish republican brotherhood
was divided. They declined to do anything.
"When I returned to Morrison's hotel."
says Mr. O'Brien, "Parnell received the
tiding with a general pooh of the Una and
the ironic smile with which he could con
vey whole columns of comment on his re
ply: 'I told you what these gentlemen
were worth. I think I've got time to catch
my train at Harcourt street.' "
His arflent eyes were upon her.
"I dreamed last night that I had proposed
to you," he said, "but before you could an
swer something awakened me. What do
you think of that dream?"
"Well, I'm no psychological authority,"
she responded, sweetly. "1 believe that if
a refusal would bavs palued you a-oy, you
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PROMOTING RACE SUICIDE
Perilous Influence of a Crying; Infant
on m Crowd of Plenaure
Hrrkrn. Dr. B. A. Booth declares that Pittsburg,
the city he lives in. Is a deplorable ex
ample of race suicide.
"On that count," he said recently, "I ac
cuse my town, to be sure; but on all other
counts I praise It. Pittsburg is a beautiful,
a rich, a desirable city. I particularly
like here our politeness. I visited another
city not long since, and the Impoliteness
I found there seemed strange. Such a spirit
seldom lifts ita ugly head in Plttaburg.
And one piece of nastlneaa I saw on my
visit almost made me a convert to race
suicide. It was a lovely autumn day, and
I was making a river excursion on a
steamboat. The dcks were, rather crowded.
We cut our way smoothly through the
clear, deep water On either il rose
mountains aflame with the red and gold
of the autumnal foliage. And It waa all
flue, but suddenly a child, seated on Its
mother's lap. began to cry. Frowns were
at once directed toward this child. They
had no effect, though. The bawling be
came louder. It annoyed you like a tooth
ache. And the passengers all showed their
annoyance. Certain audible growls began
to reach the mother.
" 'Don't see what people want to bring
" 'It needs a spanking. That la what
" -Confound the little brat."
"The mother sat with a stony face,
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scenery was forgotten. Suggestions floated
in the air for her to catch.
" 'Maybe It's sick.'
" 'It must have the colic to shriek like
"As these suggestions became louder and
louder the woman became angrier. And all
of a sudden she selaed the child and shook
" 'Cry as loud as you like. Millie,' she
exclaimed. 'I've paid your fare.' "Phila
Rivers, who works on a newspaper, had
been trying to make arrangements for a
trip to Kansas City.
He was routed out of bed at midnight to
answer a telephone call, and this was the
"Hello! That you. Rivers?"
"This is Brooks, down at the office.
There's a telegram here for you."
"Open It and read It to me, will you?"
After a short pause the conversation was
"It's from the general psasenger agent of
the 'X. Y. A Z. railway, and it says, 'I
regret to say' "
"That's enough. Brooks. You don't need
to read any more. Good night." Chicago
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