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l)c imc5, Nero Bloomficli),
A MCE GAME.
An Editor Tells His Experience.
riHIK delightful ninl tcnilcr gamo of
I Base bull having broken nut with
f resli virulence this season, tho following
sketch is in order :
The doctor said we needed exercise.
Doctor knows, lie told us to join a base
bull; we joined. Hough t, a book of in
structions, iind for five days studied it
wisely, if not too well. Then we bought
n sugar-scoop hat, a red belt, a green
shirt, yellow trousers, pumkin colored
shoes, a paper collar, and a purple neck
tie, and with a lot of other delegates,
moved gently to the ground.
There were two nine.--. These two
nines were antagonists. The hall is a
pretty little drop of softness, s-izo of u
goose cgir. and five degrees harder than a
rock. The two nines play against each
other. It is a imict name, much like
chess, only a little more iltusr than chess.
There was an umpire. His position
was a hard one. He sits on a box, and
yells 11 foul." His duly is severe.
I took the bat. It is a murderous: play
thing, descended from J'oeahontas to the
head of John finith. The man in front
of me was a pitcher. He was a nice
" pitcher" he sent, the halls hot. The
man behind me was a catcher, lie caught
it too !
Umpire s:iid u p'ay." Tt i s the most
radical play I know of, this base ball.
Sawing cord wood is moonlight rambles
beside basis ball. So the pitcher sent a
ball towards me. It looked pretty com
ing, so I let it come. Then be sent an
other. I hit, it with (he dub and hove
it gently upward. Then I started to
walk to' the first base. The ball hit the
pitcher's hands, and somebody said he
caught a fly. Alas ! poor fly. I walked
leisurely toward the base. Another man
took the bat. I turned to see how he
was making it. and a mule kicked me on
the cheek. The man said it was the ball.
It felt like a mule, and I reposed upon
the grass. The ball went on :
Pretty soon there were two more flies,
and three of us flew out. Then the oth
er nine conic in, and us nine went out.
Tills was better. Just as I was standing
on my dignity in the left field, a hot ball,
as the.y call it, came skyrocketing toward
inc. My captain yelled " take it. !"
I hastened gently forward to where the
ball was aiming to descend. I have a
good eye to measure distances, and I saw
at a glance where the little aerolite was
to light. I put up my bands. IIuw
sweetly the ball descended 1 Everybody
looked. 1 felt something warm in my
eye. " Muffin !" yelled ninety fellows.
" Muflln be d 1 ! I'ts a cannon ball !"
Tor three days I've bad two pounds of
raw beef on that eye, and yet it paineth !
Then I wanted to go home, but my gen
tle captain said "nay." So I nayed and
stayed. Pretty soon it was my strike.
To bat !" yelled the umpire. I went,
but not all serene, as was my wont. Tho
pitcher sent in one hip high. It struck
me in the gullet. " Foul," yelled tho
umpire, lie sent in the ball again.
This time I took it square and scut it
down the right field through a parlor
window, a kerosene lamp and rip up
against the head of an infant, who was
quietly taking its nap in his or her
mothers arms. Then I slung tho bat,
and meandered forth to the first base. I
heard high words, and looked. AVhen I
slung the bat, 1 had with it broken the
jaw of the unipiro,and was fined ten cents.
The game went on. I liked it. It is
no much like fun to run from base to base
just in time to be put out, or to chase a
ball three-fourths of a mile down hill,
while all the spectators yell "Muffin!"
" "o it !'' " home run
again !" or, " go around a dozen times !"
I3aso ball is a sweet little uumo. When
it came my turn to bat again, I noticed
everybody move back about twelve rods !
The new umpire retreat d twelve rods.
Jc was timid. The pitcher sent 'cm in
hot. Hot balls in time of war are good.
Hut I don't like 'em too hot for fun.
After a while, I got a fair clip at it, and
you bet it went cutting tho daisies down
the right field. A fat man and a dog sat
in the shado of an oak, enjoying tho
game. The ball broke one leg of the
dog, and landed, like a runaway engine,
in the corporosity of the fat man. He
was taken home to die.
Then I went on a double quick to tho
field, and tried to stop a hot ball. It
came toward me from the but at tho rate
of nine miles a minute. I put up my
hands the ball went sweetly singing on
its way, with all tho skin of my palms
More raw beef.
That was an eventful chap who first in
vented base ball. It's such fun. I've
played five games, and this is the result :
Twenty-seven dollars paid out for
One bunged eye badly bunged.
One broken little finger.
One bump on the head.
Nineteen lame backs.
A sore jaw.
'One thumb dislocated.
Three sprained ankles.
Five swelled legs.
One dislocated shoulder, from trying
to stop hot balls.
A lump the size of a hornet's nest on
left hip, well back.
A nose sweet jammed, and five uni
forms spoiled from rolling in the dirt at
1 have played two weeks, and don't
think I like the game. I've looked over
the scorer's book, and find that I've
broken several bats, made one tally, bro
ken one umpire's jaw, broken ten win
dows in adjoining bouses, killed a baby,
broke the leg of a dog, mortally injured
the bread-baskets of a spectator, knocked
five of her players out of time by slinging
my bat, and knocked the water-fall from
a school inarm, who was standing twenty
rods from the field, a quiet looker-on.
I've used up fifteen bottles of. arnica
limimcnt, five bottles of lotions, half a
raw beef, and am so full of pain, that it
seems as if my limbs were but broken
bats, and my legs the limbs of a dead
horse die.-1 nut.
Something About Wheels.
IlELTCIOUS journal relates the
following incident about a sermon
which might probably be repeated with,
" A brother in the ministry took oc
casion to preach on the passage in Luke
10 ' lie that is unjust in the least is un
just also in much.' The theme was,
that men who take advantage of others
in small things, have the very clement of
character to wrong the community and
iudiduuls in great things, where the
prospect of escaping detection or censure
is as little to be dreaded. The preacher
exposed the various ways by which people
wrong others ; such as borrowing; by
mistakes in making change; by errors in
accounts; by escaping taxes and custom
house duties; by managing to escape
postage; by finding articles and never
seeking owners; and by injuring articles
borrowed, and never making the fact
known to tho owner when returned.
" One lady the next day met her pastor
and said, " I have been up to Mr. 's,
to rectify an error he made in giving me
change a few weeks ago, for I felt bitter
ly your reproof of yesterday.' Another
individual went to Huston to pay for an
article not in her bill, which she noticed
was not charged when she paid it.
" A man, going home from meeting
said to his companion, ' I do not believe
that there was a man in the meeting
house to-day who did not feel condemned.'
"After applying tho sermon to a score
or more of his acquaintances, bo contin
ued : ' Did not the pastor utter some
thing about finding a 2""'1' f filter
" ' I believe not, neighbor
spoke of keening little things
" ' Well, I thought he said something
about finding a jtui'r of whrch, and I
supposed he meant mo. I found a pair
down in my lot a while ago.'
"Do you know," said his companion,
"whom they belong to? Mr. 15. lost
them a shoit time ago.' The owner
was soon in possession of his wheels."
At t. lie Hotel in uairo, they are
-Hotel in Cairo, they
noted for despatch in filling orders for
meuls. If a warm dinner is ordered,
some time is taken to cook it. Not long
since I stopped there, and sat down at
the table with an elderly gentleman, who
ordered a squirrel. I waited some time
for my dinner, but was almost through
and tho old gentleman was still waiting
for his squirrel. 5ut his patieueo was
at last exhausted, and he beckoned
steward to him and said :
" Mas the man got a good gun ?"
" What man '" asked tho steward.
" The man that's gone to shoot
squirrel I ordered," said tho old gentle
man with gravity.
Just then I choked, and did not hear
steward's answer ; but I saw him disap
pear and in a few seconds tho old gentle
man was devouring his squirrel with ap
HOT Texas has $500 miles of railroad
and wishes more.
Iioiniincc of the Whisky Ring.
A RECENT letter from Cincinnati
relates the following strange story :
A day or two hj;o a despatch from this
city announced with telegraphic brevity
the arrest of three persons charged with
whisky and revenue frauds extending over
two years and aggregating $!,00U,00.
To New-Yorkers this despatch convey
ed nothing of more than passing interest
but. to the knowing few it was tho
sequel to the story of marvelous success
and ingenious triumph. Of success hav
ing its rise in nothing, and of triumph
over the most persistent efforts of reve
nue officials for the e'etection of fraud.
One of the persons named was Peter
Schwab, a citizen of Hamilton, IJutler
county, a flourishing m auufacturiii
2) miles north of C ncintiati.
years ago Schwab was it poor and
trious mechanic, earning daily
wit h a growing iamilv. -aim Intle tiros
peel in life beyond hard work and the
ordinary competence of ar. artisan. The
county was, and still is a Democratic
stronghold, and Schwab one tho firmest
adherents of unterrilied faitl i. In lSGbe
was rewarded for bis party ilevotion by
election to the office of con stable, and
the sun of his prosperity rose. Ho or
ganized a Itiug, and, by shrewd twisting
of the law relative to Criminal Costs made
his office pay him at the rate oi' 10,tiUU
a year, whereas it had scarcely be en worth
as many cents to his stupid predecessors,
who had served warrants and chased
horse thieves ever since the days of Syni
uies's purchase, in ignorance of the rich
mine they were neglecting. In short Pe
ter managed to save about $10,000, and
his success was only cheeked by pai-snge
of a law expressly framed by the Legis
lature at its next session to meet the pro
pensities of like ingenious constables.
Schwab had by nature plenty of nerve,
and having acquired by art $10,000 cap
ital, he determined to back his natural
nerve with his artful capital. Ho put
his money in his pocket, and went into
Northern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
In a short time he was back home, with
no money, but the holder of 100, 000 gal
lons of whisky, on which he paid 10 cts.
a gallon margin with his $20,000. Just
in the nick of time for him, Congress
clapped on the additional tax of $2 per
gallon, and Peter found himself the win
tier of a snug $200,000 on the 100,000
gallcins he held. Ambition grows by
what it feeds on, and Schwab resolved to
be the head of the greatest whisky ring
in the country in fact, to be a ring of
himself ami alone. Tho Great Miami
valley in which ho lives is famed as one
of tho fairest in the West, and the coun
ty of IJutler stands in the census returns
as among tho richest rural counties in the
Union. Through this valley and county
runs the Miami Canal, connecting the
lakes at Toledo with the Ohio at Cincin
nati, and 202 miles in its entire length.
Along this lino are numerous distilleries.
Schwab went to work quietly. He show
ed great discernment in tho selection of
his agents. H.is men never betrayed
him, and ho always stood by them in
case they got into any snarl with the rev
enue officials. Indeed, it was for a time
difficult to say whether ho was not run
ning tho revenue department in that sec
tion himself. He also had the rare gift
of talking a great deal, and talking very
frankly, and yet not saying anything that
any body could turn to his serious disad
vantage. A detective sworo in a trial
before Judge Leavitt that Schwab once
told him that if ho wished to " he could
sit on a pile of Five-Twenties and cut
tho coupons." That was all that tho de
tective had to show for some weeks of
hard trial to trap Peter, and ho couldn't
swear what that expression really meant.
It was the nearest any body ever came to
getting any criminal committal out of
But to return to tho distilleries. One
by one a controlling interest in those
along the line of tho canal was bought
up, until this individual King conducted
tho operations of most of them between
Troy and Cincinnati. One by ono tho
old managers of those distilleries were
won over, or removed or replaced by new
men. Tho lock-tenders and other offi
cials, whoso duty it was to scrutinize the
manifest of passing boats, wero taken
from their posts and others substituted,
through somo unseen and mysterious re
commendation. Tho distillery watchmen
and inspectors wero cither personal
friends or men who could be trusted. In
ono instance tho brother of a Collector
of ltevenuo was appointed distillery
watchman at $5 a day. This brother
was notoriously dissipated had been for
years and at the same tinio of his ap
pointment couldn't have bought a pilot
house with steamboats at only a cent a
a dozen in the market. Yet he contrived
in six months to save money enough out
of $" a day to buy a snug property cost
ing $3,000 a pretty financial trick worth
During all this time of preparation
our hero had few confidents. He worked
alone in the dark. It is doubtful if
the very men bo employed knew each
other to be in his employ. There was no
one to betray operations. When all was
in readiness, the distillery fires blazed
night Aid day. The distillery watchman
of course saw nothing. They wero for
purposes of justice; and justice is blind
so how could they see. The inspec
tors branded the barrels in tho night.
The boats made their trips at night. The
lock-tenders and canal officials were all
justice men, and of course as blind as
owls in the day time. The whisky was
run into Cincinnati at night and from
the boats had quick transit to the spa
cious mo street warehouse. In eight
months his sales were $1.7")0,000 the
largest of any establishment in any line
of business in the city. In two years
from beginning operations be was worth
at the lowest estimate $1,000,000, and
was known as tho greatest whisky mag
nate in the West, while his influence in
the politics of Southern Ohio is felt and
recognized. His story is almost a ro
mance of sueciss.
In the choice of his agents, tho secre
cy of his operations, the depth of his
plans, the magnitude of his schemes, the
audacity and prudence demanded and
displayed, there ;ire qualities developed
sometimes wanting in the Ccnerals of
armies. Of the many marvels of the
Whisky Ring, his career has been the
jnost. marvelous. It will hardly be ex
pected that the present investigation of
h.is operations w ill amount to much.
Well paid agents are almost as poor as
dead men at telling tales.
A Moral Well roinfed.
Sophronius, a wise teacher, would not.
suffer his grown-up sous and daughters
to associate with those whose conduct was
not pure and upright. " Dear father,"
said the gentle I'hilalia to him ono day.
when be forbade her, in company with
her brother to visit the volatile hucinda,
" you must think us very childish it you
imagine that we would be exposed to dan
ger by it. The father took in silence
dead coal from the hearth and reached it
to his daughter. "It will not burn you
my child, take it." She did so, and be
hold, her delicate white hand was soiled
and blackened, and her dress soiled too.
" We cannot be too careful in handling
coals; even if they do not burn, they
blacken. ,So it is with tho company o!
JCSf" A boy on a farm near Norristown
lay down in a field not long since, and
went to sleep. When ho awoke there
was a certain numbness in his leg which
surprised mm somewhat. Upon casting
his eye along the afflicted member be
was surprised to observe that a gigantic
blaeksnake had succeeded in swallowing
his big too, and was preparing to dispose
or the entire boy in the same manner.
Now, what wo want to call tho attention
of tho society for the Prevention of Cru
city to animals to, is this : Instead of
lying still and encouraging the snake to
satisfy its natural cravings, this depraved
and degraded outcast of a boy jerked out
his too and climbed suddenly over the
fence. Tho suffering rcptilo was left
there, not only discouraged by tho loss of
its frugal meal, but sick at its stomach,
and mortified at tho boy's outrageous con
duct. Two men, one a philosopher, and
tho other a fool, wero in the sprvice of the
same master, and both slept in the same
bed ; the philosopher lay on tho outside.
Ono morning, having overslept themselves
tho master coining with a whip, flogged
tho philosopher, who happened to be tho
nearest to his entranco into the room.
" This I will avoid another time," said
tho philosopher to himself. On the next
night, therefore ho changed sides with
tho fool. Iu the morning they again
transgressed and the, master came to ciius
tiso them, but reflected that ho had before
whipped tho man nearest, ho thought it
but just tho other should feel his displeas
ure ; ho went to tho other side of tho bed
and tho other blows fell again upon the
poor philosopher; thus confirming the
general truth," tho wisest cannot avoid
In the vicinity of St. Joseph,
Mo., thero are 408,049 fruit trees, cov
ering 3710 acres.
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