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THE SCKANTON TRIBUNE-SATURDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER 1, 189.'
FROM THE TURF
Plungers Grannan and Pittsburg Phil De
scribed Just as Ibey Are.
MONTE CR1ST0S OF BOOKMAKERS
Grannan Backs His Own Opinions and
Wins or Loses Indifferently Pitts
burg Phil's Up and Down Career.
Two Remarkable Gamblers Por
trayed with a Fidelity That Shows
Both Sides of the Picture in Vivid
For the Saturday Tribune.
I Such a frail looking boy I Riley Gran
ran, the now pluugor at horse racing, has
not yet (cached his twenty-fourth year.
Ilia small dark eyes seem to luugh at the
awful thinness and anzioty of his faoo.
Although ho Is about 5 feet Inches In
height, he cannot weigh more thnn 120
As he lifts his hot for a moment he
shows a fairly well balanced head, but
neither his forehead nor his features gen-
crally indicate that ruggedness of charac
ter which one would look for in a man
who oculd carve success out of such a busi
ness as bookmaklng.
Only five years ago this boy was run
ning an elevator in a Loulsvillu hotel.
Starting out with a capitul of $5, he is
now master of a bank account that could
not be bought for $350,000.
Many of the old "bookies" say it's all
"luck," but pluck und good judgment
have really carried this young fellow to
the top of the gambling luUtlor.
"I've told my story so often," he said to
a reporter the other day, "that it's thread
bare. There's nothing left to toll. You
know this business. Toduy you are up.
Tomorrow you are down. I have won
thousands on a race, on an idea, senti
ment, liking for a horse's performance or
whatever you like to call it. Again, I have
lost thousands on what is called 'inside in
formation.' Judgment doesn't go far, as
a rule, in horse racing, yet without its ci
erciso bettors 'go broke. ' There you are
three points, sentimunt, knowledge and
judgment, and in my coso the greatest of
those has boon sentiment."
(Juct then the race was started, and
Craunnn quietly eeljitrt n rwlr field
glasses and seemed to watch each horse
every foot of tho way.
"Hero's where he gets hiobcsfc points,"
said one of his friends. "Ho caught $30,
ooo in s single race In Morris park this
spring from u previous day's watching.
He caught $13,000 at one coup at Graves
end in the sumo way. Here ho has cashed
tickets outsldo of his book winnings for
Grannan first sprang Into prominence
two years ago in tho west, where he man
aged to run a shoestring into $50,000.
This was the beginning of his sensational
turf operations, for ho at ouce proceeded
to electrify tho ring by his wild wagers
and managed to part with his earnings
in about as short time as it took him to
Last spring !io appeared on tho block at
Sheepsheod Buy, und at that time he was
reputed toliave $100,000 behind his game
He quickly became notorious by reason of
what his fellow bookmakers called his
rashness at laying odds. But he prosper
ed, and because of tho advantageous fig
ure ho chalked up he won a big play.
Grannan hod heard much of the plung
ing of M. P. Dwyer and yearnod for his
iday. Ho said many things about tho turf
Vgnato calculated to provoke him Into
ting duel. The first round resulted
ictory for the Kentucky youth, and
tttcned his roll with $5,000 of Mr.
fapid interchange of courtesies fol-
I, with varying bucccss to each par-
lit, but ono day Dwyer luid $30,000
onnn s book on Stonencllo, and Kl-
temporttrily swamped. In a few
Jinan was back on tko blook as
chipper as ever beforo, and since tho epi
sode mentioned ho has never been known
to have been within hailing distance of
At Saratoga Grannan 's success has been
simply marvelous. His winnings in
single day have been known to have ex
ceeded $00,000. Fiction does not record
60 wonderful career.
The recent unsuccessful attempt of Pres
ident Walbaura to run Grannan off the
Saratoga traojc is well known.
What the young plunger will do in the
future Is purely problematical, but the
long heads on the turf predict that ho will
come to grief.
I ' Modest Pittsburg Phil.
Pittsburg Phil Is a modest young man
and objects to the notoriety he has gained
by reason of his Success.
"Why should I be picked out for a mark
and my actions so faithfully chronicled?"
this young man has frequently asked.
Phil come from good old Revolutionary
stock, one of his ancestors having owned a
bull that was captured by General Wash
ington at Valley Forgo. His nmbitlon
broke through the reetraints of factory
.drudgery, and he alibied, at the golden
bait hung out by the poolrooms bt the
Fortune or good judgment favored the
young speculator from the start of his
meteorlo career, and the luck as it 16
called that pursued him soon gave him a
local reputation that was greatly ennanoed
when the poolroom owners, having learned
to respect bis money, decided to bar him
from tiiolr resorts.
Cast out in the world, with nothing to
spend but money, Phil went to Chicago,
and again ho duplicated his phenomena)
success and brought down on his young
head the wrath of tho Windy City ponoll
ers. Phil was too big for Chicago and
came to Now York.
The Pittsburg Phil or George E. Smith
of today is a clca n cut young man, always
well but not extravagantly dressed, affable
with friends, but not at all forward. In
the evenings he frequently drops Into the
cafe of the Sturtevant House and studies
the entry card for the morrow's races.
At such times he is surrounded by sev
eral friends, who carefully treasure the
suggestions the young plunger makes and
invariably follow his advice. Phil will
sip seltzer or light beer at these Informal
conferences, but he Is not u man to drop
On the raco track Phil flocks by him
self, as the saying goes, and depends upon
his own reasoning to draw conclusions.
Ho is a frequenter of the paddock and an
excellent judgo of form. If he has' one
wcakuess, it Is the control sentiment ex
ercises over his reasoning faculitles. This
has cropped out recently in tho determina
tion he has shown to muke a winning
jockey out of tho imported orticlo known
as Swash. His vuln pursuit of gain
through Derfargllla may havo been the re
sult of sentiment, or muybo it was a series
of errors in judgment.
Phil has prospered finely and now owns
a nice homo in Harlom. At tho close of
tho racing season of 1893 ho was reputed
to bo worth $500,000. His rapid climb to
tho realms wherein millionaires swarm
was checked when ho became the owner
of a racing stable. It appeared that the
possession of bang tails had a bad Influ
ence on his reasoning powers, and tho re
sult was thut during the last season he
was generally credited with having lost
about $200,000. This may or may not be
HE HAS FACED DEATH
Postmaster Hesing, of Chicago, Has
Had Five Narrow Escapes from
an Untimely Tomb.
"When a boy, at the unlucky age ot
13," said Postmaster Hcsingof Chicago
to a Tribune reporter tho other day, "I
hud my first encounter wit li possible death.
My mother had started to put mo in
school in Germany, and we took passage
across tho Atlantic on a sailing vessel.
Wo wore 81 days out, and whon off the
coast of Newfoundland suddenly found
ourselves befogged and hemmed in by ice
bergs. For 80 hours tho ship drifted help
lessly, and every moment we expected to
bo ground between the Icebergs that we
knew wero towering above us, but which
we could not see. Women were on their
knees crying and praying, and I can dis
tinctly recollect tho feeling of relief whon
tho fog lifted and wo had an unobstructed
sea beforo us.
"I camo back from my trip to Germany
In 1861 and then hud even a worso expe
rience. My mother was again with me,
und we had takon passage on the steamer
Bremen. Beforo wo wero half way over
we encountered a torrifio storm. The llfo-
boats wero swept uway, the masts were
broken and carried away, three or four
sailors were washed overboard, and final
ly tho captain announced that there was
no hope of reaching harbor, and we had
host prepare for the worst We were saved
us by a miraclo.
"The third time that I faced death was
on my wedding trip. With a party of
friends my wife and I had ascended Mount
Vesuvius to view tho crater and wero de
scending in a carriage. The whillletrees
broke and the carriage became uncontrol
lable iu its descent until it was lulracu-
rOSTMASTER 1IESIKO IIEI.D UP.
lously stopped within six inches of an
abyss several thousand feet deep. There
wero thrco ladles in tho party, and two of
them promptly fainted. Tho gontlomon
jumped, and some of them completely lost
their heuds. They seemed only to think
of their own danger and to bo oblivious of
"What did you do?"
"I wanted to hurry you ulong past that
question, for I must confess that I was
ono of the gentlemen who lost their heads.
My wife could not jump out, for siio woe
on the side of tho preciploe. I jumped out,
howovor, and it was several minutes before
I realized that I had a wlfo.
"In a tour of the Yollowstono National
park a park carriage that I was In wot
held up by robbers. A revolver wus placed
at my hood, and I was ordered to throw up
my hands. I was about to do so when an
other carriage appeared around a bend In
the road, tho robbers becamo frightened,
fired into tho air and hastily rode away. I
was probably more frightened at that time
than at any other, but no review of my
life passed before mo. I simply shook in
my boots, and it took tub a long time be
fore I could smile.
"Four years ago I was driving a spirit
ed team of trotters and attempted to cross
the Western Indiana railroad at Taylor
street. No one woi In the gate tower, and
the track uppcared to bo clear. When
fairly on the tracks, I saw a switch engine
bearing down on me. It came upon me so
suddonly that It hud readied within 18
Inches of the wheels beforo I fairly realized
the danger. There was but ono thing to
do. I gave tho horses the reins, and they
Jumped into their oollars, just cleared the
locomotive and started on a run. Taylor
street comes to an end a block from the
crossing, or I should have been dead today,
for tho team was beyond all control. This
was tho only time that I fully realized my
danger and really expected to be killed.
Tho horses turned suddenly into State
street, when a cable ear checked them
temporarily. My wife was with me, and
we wero both thrown out. My arm was
broken, and Mrs. Heslng was bruised."
The treatment" for tyrotojUoon poison
until the doctor can be summoned might
be the use of copious draughts of lukewarm
water, which will ba all the more efflcacious
if it contains mustard or salt, the mustard
to be used In the proportion of table
spoonful to a pint of water, and tut salt is
a handful tp a pint,
LED THE PACE
Ned Pearce, the Once Famous Athlete, Is Now
TOO RICH, TOO POPULAR, TOO WILD
Ha Was a Great Friend of Marie dan
sen, but the Life That Ha Led Has
Brought Him, in Quick Fashion, to
the Inevitable End of Those Who
Dissipate A Sermon in Brief.
For the Saturday Tribune.
For the last 10 years every college man
has known Ned Peace by repute. It was
in the fall of 1879 that he came up to
Princeton, a huge strapping youth, from
one of the "prep" schools, says tho New
York World. He had a fortune in his own
right and on easy going guardian. Ho
was handsome and strong and young. He
had clear, bright eyes and a clear, healthy
skin with a lot of color In It. And his
hand was as steady as a rock, and ho had
never known what It was to be sick or out
of condition in his Ufo.
The wholo class admired him before the
first throe months wore done, and through
his strength and skill on the football Hold
he had begun to get a college reputation.
Thon ho was so clever and good humored,
his pockets wero always full of money,
and ho was always throwing it about. By
sophomore year ho had the namo of being
a "devil of a fellow," thanks to a number
of escapades that seemed terrible to the
college boys, but were really harmless
enough. He hod also bloomed as an ath
lete. Ho was good at everything, but at
football he was superb. Ho had the weight
for the rush lino, and he had the strength
and agility, und a head that was always
planning shrewd strategics. By junior
year there was nobody in the college like
In addition to his athletics, Ned Peace
was a sport. Ho could drink all night and
show up at chapel, which comes at Prince
ton at on unearthly hour, with as bright
eyos and as steady nerves as tho sedutest
froshman whoso bedtime was 9 o'clock.
And how he could drlnkt And how tho
girls did ndmire him! And what yarns
his friends could tell of his conquests!
Ho used to get into trouble with tho fac
ulty now and then. But ho was too nth
letlo and too handsome and too brilliant
and perhnps too rich to bo judged by ordi
nary standards. So ho traveled the fastest
gait in tho fastest crowd that ever broke
the night echoes of Nassau hull with their
shouts and songs. .
But when It was timo to train Ned
Peaco knocked off all bis dissipation and
got down to work. Ho traveled with the
fust athletic crowd and sot them a good
exumple every fall and spring. As soon
us training was over, away he and his
crowd went, adjourning their gayety to
New York when Princeton got too dull or
too hot to hold them. And from New
York came the most glittering yarns about
soubrettes and actresses, of wine suppers,
of greenroom marvels, of exciting adven
tures with the police or with the wild
orgies that haunted New York's streets in
thoso wide open days ot 10 years ago.
Ills famo spread from collego to college.
Ho was tho ipainstay of the great Prince
ton football team. Ho Invented the block
game that hud to bo legislated out of foot
ball whon Yalo became as expert at it as
Princeton was. Ho visited Yalo and Har
vard and drank tho best men at "Moray's"
undor tho table and drove gayly bock to
Boston In a cab, while the lost uun at tho
Hasty Pudding was trying to find the
door on his hands and knees.
Then he met Mario Janscn. It was in
his senior year, when he wus only a grown
up boy, but looked a full grown, experi
enced man. This was the crowning act
of his brilliant career, for Junseu was
thon more famous and more populur and
younger and prettier than sho is now. The
news went ull over Princeton that Ned
Peace and Junsen wero traveling a jolly
fast pace together.
Tho paco ho had set for himself at col
lego was only a preliminary cunter to get
lntoeondition. As ho hud plenty of money
his timo was his to spend as he chose.
And he chose to spend it in a mad gallop
down that broad road whereof Sunday
school scholars hoar much. Ho and Jan
sen wero tho best of friends, and no one
could havo been more devoted than ho was
to her. It was talked of overywhero, and
finally It was said that they wero married.
But this was contradicted and ut last died
out. Ho hud a fortune of something over
$200,000 to spend. Ho wanted to spend
principal as well as interest. And Janson
helped him with those pink, extravagant
fingers of hers.
Then cumo a timo less than flvo years
after Ned Peace loft collego when his
friends wero saying that the and had
come. All tho cash was gone, and every
bit of land that his fathor and grandfa
ther had left him was mortgaged above
tho highest tree top. There was no mora
money for the Mg generous hands to dive
into and toss away. But for many months
he and Janscn continued to be friends.
She was fond of her handsome athlete,
and she did not give him the "marble
heart" In the days of his misfortunes.
But with misfortune came despondency,
and with despondency came drink of that
deeper and heavier sort that tells that a
man Is crossing the lino. Everybody no
ticed the change the bloodshot eyes, the
fat body, the puffed cheeks, the stooping
shouldors. And It seemed as If the end of
the brilliant part of Ned Peace's career
was at band.
But there oamo a stroke of luck of the
sort one reads about. Down in Pennsyl
vania there was ono bit of Ned Peace's In
heritance which was so worthless that he
had not been ablo to mortgage it. It was
a wild mountain side, barren and worth
less. Whin Nod Peace was down a good
many dollars on the negative or borrow
ing side, he got wind that coal had been
discovered on this worthless land. Ho
was rich again, rlchor than before.
Ho ploked up at once. Ho quit the hag
gard, despairing sort of dissipation and
was seen about his clubs and his old
haunts In the swell cafes and restaurants.
Ho ploked up all his old college friends
whom he had rathor dropped when It be
came impossible for him to hold uo his end
of the string, and soon he was going the
old gait in Philadelphia.
This brings us down so the last year or
so, down to the Paresis olub of Philadel
phia, of which' ho is a member. It may
have been that It was one of tho theories
ot that amazing organization that paresis
Is a disease which nover touches college
mon. There are doctors who Insist that
it almost never attacks men who havo
been properly educated early In life, but
only assaults thoso who have educated
themselves in tho school ot experience,
and with brains poorly organized havo
risen to fumo or importance to tho strain
of which tholr brains aro unequal. Lit
tle is known about tho Paresis club ex
cept that Us members were rich and each
one spent his time in defying that partic
Well, tho end has come for Ned Peace.
One of his friends went out to see him In
West Philadelphia a month ago and saw
only a shadow of tho strong, clear eyed,
clear headed youth of 10 yours ago.
They say It Is only a question of a short
timo beforo tho most famous of Princeton's
sthletlo sports will pass Into the last stages
ot that disease from which there is only
And Janscn was in Deluionlco's dining
Sunday night. Sho was looking as young
and fresh as ever, and her laugh wus' just
as gay and her eyes just as bright as when
she sang and kicked herself into tho big
heart of tho big Princeton boy. A man
with a black pointed beurd was with hei
and lookod exceedingly proud and happy.
Who would havo the courage to disturb
the combination of a bright smllo and a
new bonnet and a man with a black point
ed beard with tho picture of a darkened
room, a wasted framo und n ruined mind
down in West Philadelphia?
How Three Clever Rogues Fleeced
Wealthy Business Men in the
World's Fair City.
Albert Guyou, Iienjumln Morris and
Charles Dunne uro as clever a trio of curd
sharpers us ever munipulated a deul. For
months they have just been reveling In
the unsophisticated city of Chicago, but
the police found it extremely hard to get a
case against them. They carefully picked
out prominent men in business for victims,
who would not care to obtain the notori
ety thut would attend their prosecuting
tho gang. By selecting such citizens as
preferred losing a thousand or two to hav
ing the world know they had been robbed
ut poker the trio wus snfo, and great havo
been the proflts. Thoy snapped their fingers
at the police, who, in the ubsence of a
complaint, were powerless in the matter,
and lived on the top shelf, and it was not
until recently thut they were arrested.
Morris Is tho steerer. He lounges about
fashionable hotels und makes it a point to
scrape an acquaintance with well to do
men who havo tho uppouranco of liking a
hand at curds. He tells them of an "easy
game he got Into the other night" and
how much he pulled out of it. Then an
invitation is offered the ''sucker, " und if
he accepts ho is bound to be sorry. Dunno
is the dealer, and Guyon mukes tho fourth
hand In the gamo. Within tho last six
months these rogues havo made a fortune
M. E. Sanford of 88 Wabush avenue is
a recent victim. The gong played poker
with him and took over $300 from him.
A. Fredericks Is another loser to the ex
tent cJ fciSo. C. S. Stokes, the bicyclo
manufacturer, puid $1,200 for his ac
quaintance with the trio. Frank Avery,
a business man, lost a similar amount
ALBERT GUYON. BENJAMIN SIORIIIS.
while trying to beat tho game the trio was
(j)laylng at the Great Northern hotel, and
a wen Known ciaimur is a recent loser OI
$1,300 to tho three sharpers.
The men dress well, aro of good appeur
ance and havo no trouble in gaining en
trance to tho best hotels In Chicago. In
fact, that is whero they do their work.
They alwnys tackle men of means. Guyon
has a table thut Is n most ingenious brace
gambling device. When Morris brings In
the victim und introduces him to Dunne,
Guyon Is presented as a stranger also and
Is apparently on tho sumo footing us the
"sucker." Sometimes Dunno acts the
stranger part, too, ond in the Fredericks
case Dunno borrowed money from Freder
icks for tho ostensible purpose of beating
the other two, ho pretending to be very
angry at losing some money. Dunne gave
Fredericks his noto for $75; but, of course,
It is not worth tho Ink he used In writing
There is a slot in the rim of the table
where Dunno usually sits, and by pressing
a spring with his knee a small steel tray
slides noiselessly out with a full poker
hand arranged ready to be picked up. Ho
takes it, und the spring shoots tho truy
back out of sight again. Ho resorts to this
uftor dcullng tho "sucker" a queen full,
and from the tray In his lap pulls out a
king full, or just enough to beat the oth
er's hand, while tho other players chip In
a hot now and then, lose a trifle and curse
tho dealer, just to keep tho wool woll pull
ed over the '"sucker's" eyes.
Guyon Is 41 years old and was born in
Shelbyvlllo, Ind. Morris is 42 and camo
from New York. Dunne, who has an alius
of C. E. White, was born in Philadelphia
83 years ago. The table is in possession
of the Chicago police and after being usod
as evidence at the trlul will cither bo de
stroyed or placed in a inusoum.
Early Bislng Made Easy.
Visitors to tho Lelpsic fair flocked In
crowds to see the so-called magic bedstead
which was exhibited in a booth on the Ko
nigsplatz. By means of a strong electric
current the occupant of the bed is twice
aroused through the ringing of a bell,
after which a tablet with the words "Time
to get up!" is thrust before the eyes of the
sleeper; thon bis nightcap is pulled oil hit
head, and last of all if not thoroughly
awake by this time be is pitched out oi
bed on the floor. Meantime the busy elec
tric spark lAs lighted the night lamp on
the dressing tablo, as also the spirit lamp
under the coffee pot an admirable ar
rangement for the dark winter mornings.
Bsecher Died Laughing. .
When Henry Word Beecher was dying
he broke out into loud and continuous
"What Is it, Mr. Beecher?" asked his
wife as she bent over him.
"Oh, oh, oh, I had such a funny dream.
I saw such queer things. Ha, ha, ha; it
makes me laugh to think about it. Such
a funny dream."
Then the dying preacher, still struggling
with his mirth, sunk into thut sleep which
has no dream. Detroit Free Press,
As tiood s'Naw.
Sanso Honesty should be the best
Kodd Certainly; but why do you say so?
Sanso Because it hasn't been used
enough to make it the worse for
Femous but Deluded Personages Who Yet
Observe Signs and Omens.
WISE, LUCKY AND SUPERSTITIOUS
Another Reason Why C. P. Hunting
ton Does Not Move Into His $2,
000,000 Mansion Are President
Cleveland and Recorder Smythe
Afraid? Society Star Gazers.
Other Queer Fancies of Persons
from Whom Better Things Would
lor the lalurdau T) ibune.
Who is not just a bit superstitious?
By this is not meant tho superstition of
tho idol worshiping sort, but tho kind wo
mean when we Bey wo aro cither lucky or
unlucky. If you are not so, you aro not
President Cleveland's demeanor recent
ly whon traveling has led to tho query,
"Is our president superstitious?" Many
reply that ho certainly must bo. When
ho arrived at Jersey City from Washington
a few days ago, en route to Gruy Guides,
ho wus met by 10 stalwart pollconion,
who formed a hollow square around him,
while he inudo his way along a prlvute
passageway to tho pier. His frieuds Buy
that tho president has developed a remark -ablo
dread of orowds sinco the iwsuhsI na
tion of President Caruot. IIo has become
morbid und suspicious und never goes out
Without un escort.
''President Cleveland Is courting trou
ble," remarked a bystandor when the
president and his cordon of police passed
by. His bodyguard of police uttructed no
llttlo comment. Tho king of Italy, it is
said, goes out driving through the streets
of Komo unattended and often even goes
so fur astofoco a passing cub und jump in.
At tho corner of Fifth avenue und Fifty-seventh
street, In New York city, stands
a royal mansion erected by Millionaire
Huntington. It is untenanted, although
completed at a cost of $2,000,000. Mr.
Huntington, it is said, would sell this
stately stone pilo at a sacrifice, for his
wlfo Is afruid to move into it, as she has a
morbid fear that sho might dio thoro, as
6omo of her friends have done soon aftei
moving Into now houses.
There's a prominent politician iu New
York who has a strange.supcrstitious dread
of a funeral procession passing through
the street. Ho will go several blocks
HUNTINGTON'S FIFTH AVEKUE MANSION.
around to get out of tho way, for ho has a
presentiment thut ho will some tiino bo
run over by a hearso. Many politicians
are afraid of the proverbial ico wagon, but
few would run away from a funeral pro
cessionexcept their own.
Practical, cool headed, calm minded Re
corder Smytho of New York has one super
stition, but don't speak of it to him, or
you may get six months. During the Car
lylo Harris trial tho reoorder was overrun
with letters and missives of every descrip
tion. Ho read a few of them and found
that they threatened him with all manner
of calamities for his conduct of tho case.
Tho rest of these letters wero shoved Into
his desk unread, whero they havo remain
ed ever since. Tho recorder would ever
let them go out of his possession and
laughingly says that ho is going to take a
mouth oil somo time and read them all.
John F. Mclntyro, one of tho assistant
district attorneys in New York, Is another
man easily affected by his presentiments.
Whilo he wus prosecuting Pullister who,
with his fellow convict Koelil, made that
famous escape from Sing Sing prison
Pullister ono day grabbed up an ax, which
was ono of tho exhibits in tho case, und
made a lungo at Mclntyro. When ho was
sent up tho river, Pullister threatened that
as soon us ho got out of Sing Sing he
would como directly to this city and kill
the enterprising prosecuting attorney who
convicted him. Mclutyre heard of this
and was not feeling especially comfortable
after news camo of Pallister's escapo from
prison, whon ono day a witty friend sent
him a postal card signed "Pullister" and
warning him that he would soon curry
out his bloody intention.
Actors and actresses are especially su
perstitious, oven in little things. If two
of thorn whilo passing along the street on
their way to the theater become separated
by a third parly going between, you ore
sure to hear ono or the other of them pro
eugo that they won't finish tho season to
gether in tho sumo show. If any ono by
chance opons an umbrella or parasol in
tho room with aii actress, 10 to 1 she will
jump up, wring her hands and docluro
that misfortune is in store for her, or that
one of her Johnnies is growing cold and
Turfmen ure also qulto superstitious.
Many a "good thing" has been let go by
the talent becauso of somo circumstunco
which has aroused their superstitious
Futiier Bill Daly, Miko Dwyer und a
host of heavy plungers aro more or less af
fected by such ideas. With many it takes
tho form of a marked inclination for tho
same seat in tho grandstand. If by chance
certain of tho talent arrive a llttlo late
at tho track und find their seats taken by
strangers, they will not place a bet all
day, as they bollovo they have been "Jo
nahed." Tho same holds true in regard to
cortuln books In the ring. Kach regular
bettor has his favorite books, whilo thoro
are other books which he never placed a
bet with, becausp he has a superstitious
belief that he could nover win a bet there.
Women "regulars" at the races ore even
more superstiltous then men. Thoy al
ways occupy tho same seats, employ the
same musseuger boys to plaoo their bets in
the ring, and if they cannot get one of
tholr regular bojs they will not bet at all,
although tholr "lady frlond's" boy moy bo
eager to help them out and make his com
mission. Among society ladies superstition num
bers many devotees. Thoy consult astrol
ogers and have become such slaves of
what Is foretold thorn that fortune tellers,
astrologers and star gazers of all descrip
tions aro growing In numbers.
Mrs. Dun lop Hopkins quite frequently
has her horoscope cast, paying as high as
$10 each timo to learn the mysteries of the
gods. Some woll favored soeressos derive
a handsome Income from this form of
buncombe. Lillian Russell Is said by
those who know her best to entertain
many superstitious foibles, among othersj
the old time notion that it bodes misfor
tune to sign a contract, begin rehearsals
for a now play or start on the road on Fri-1
Ages of Well Known People.
From Echols' "American Celebrities" we
learn the ages of certain persons, to wit:
Thomas Bailey Aldrlch, 65; Mary Ander
ua..S2; Susan B. A&tUouy. 7U Man rip
Bafrymore, 37; James G. Blaine, 61; Edwin
Booth, 58; Robert J. Burdette, 46; Ben
jamin F. Butler, 73; WiU Carleton, 45;
Georgie Ci.yvan, 82; George W. Chllds, C2;
Mark Twain, C5; Rose Coghlan, 87; John
A. Cockerill, 40; Anthony Comstock, 46;
Lotta Crabtree, 44; W. H. Crane, 45; Ames
J. Cummings, 4'J; George William Curtis,
67; Walter Dam roach, lies; Charles A. Dana,
72; Fanny Davenport, 40; Chouncey M.
Depew, 57; Mary Napes Dodge, 52; Kate
Field, 50; Marshall Field, 50; Dan Froh
mau, 80; Richard Wut.son Gilder, 46; Amelia
Glover, 20; Pauline Hull. S3; Murat JJnJ
stcad, C2; Marion Harlund, 50; Joel Chand
ler Harris, G3; Alice Harrison, 40; Frauk
Hutton, 41; Bret llarte, 52; Julian Huw
thorne, 45; John Hay, 52; Branson How
ard, 48; Julia Ward Howe, 72; W. D.
Howells, 53; Agnes Huntington, 81; K. G.
Ingersoll, 57; Louis James, 40; Marie Jan
sen, 30; Herbert Kelcey, 30; Belva A. Lock
wood, 71; Mary Logan, 58; Sadie Martinot,
80: Brander Matthews, 89; Joseph Medill,
07; Clara Morris, 44; Joseph Murphy, 51;
Thomas Nast, 51; John C. New, 00; Bill
Nye, 41; Tony Pastor, 58; Anule Pixley,
30; Joseph Pulitzer, 44; George M. Pull
man, CO; Matthew S. Quay, 58; Ada Rehan,
31; James Whitcomb Riley, 38; Stewart
Robsou, 54; Lillian Russell, 31; Sol Smith
Russell, 43; Edgar Sultus; 32; Harriet
Beecher Stowe, 80; Emma Tliursby, 84;
George Alfred Towiiseud, 50; George Fran
cis Traiu, 02; Charles Dudley Warner, 61;
Henry Watterson, 50; Ella Wheeler Wil
cox, 30; Francis Wilson, 87.
l'luint of the Ugly (ilrl.
We ugly girls never got any drives in the
park nor frco scats at tho theuter, und as
for ice cream and French candy, no matter
how handsomely wo deport ourselves, we
shouldn't know the taste of either if wo
waited to have it bestowed upon us as a
rewurd of merit. Indeed the expensive
ness of being an ugly girl is one of tho
worst things about it; there are no perqui
sites. We get none of tho plums out of
life's pudding, for under present conditions
men ilo all the curving, and, as one of them
says, "All the fine thiugs we think and say
about women apply to those only who are
tolerably good looking or graceful." In
fact, isn't it just a little hard that any
body's destiny in life should be made to
depend irretrievably upon un accident over
which they have no control, such us hav
ing been born with a red head or a pug
noser But this is the law under which
women have lived since the beginning of
time, und it doesn't give the ugly girlB a
fair ehauce. E. F. Andrews in Llppin
cott's. ONE WAY TO LIVE.
Woman's Loyalty Is Well Illustrated in
the Case of This Handsome
A comfortably constructed invalid car
riage, pushed by a sweet faced young
woman who would hnve been taken for a
daughter of tho occupant of the carriage,
rolled up on tho pavement In front of the
Sixth street entranco to the Pulaco hotel,
Cincinnati, the other ovening. The corri
dor of tho hotel und tho pavoment wore
thronged with guests of the hotel. All
wero wutchlug this curious couple. The
carriago stopped, and tho young woman
took a position alongside it. The occupant
of the carriage unstrapped a mandolin
from his back. Soon tho great crowd was
listening to "Summer Will Come Again,"
which tho young woman sung with all
tho grace of u professional, being accom
panied by tho occupant of the carriage on
tho mandolin, which he handled in really
excellent stylu. Several songs followed, the
couple being handsomely repaid by the
hotel guests. Tho sweet faced young wom
an and the Invalid curriago with its bur
den then proceeded on. Few who saw the
couple knew thut they were husband and
wlfo. Hurry L. Blako is the name of the
mandolin player, says The Enquirer. He
is about 40 years of ago, while his wife It
at least 20 years his junior. Ho was a
brakeman for tho Oregon Navigution rail
road company and lost a leg while em
ployed by that company, besides sustain
ing other injuries. They havo traveled all
over tho country, ho und his wife enter
tulning thousunds in their travels.
Why Senator Hearst Believed In Luck.
"The late Senator Hearst once told me,"
said a newspaper man, "he regarded his
possession of au immense fortune nothing
less than a miracle. I was forty-nine years
old," ho said, "when the row made over
the discovery of the Comstock silver mines
set the whole coast wild. I had been dis
appointed in the work I had been at, and
found myself pretty nearly broke. I had
enough to buy a horse and the outfit, and
started over tho mountains from Califor
nia with the boys. That broke mo, and 1
wasn't feeling happy, because I'd worked
and struggled and speculated a good many
years, and it struck me as rather rough
that a man of my ago should have to start
out, us I did then, like a young fellow,
There were about ten or twelve of us iu
the party, and as I was blue they let me
alone rather, and my mustang beiug woru
down I stopped on tho trail, put my arm
through the bridle and picked out a rock
to sit on.
"The rest of the boys rode on, but I sat
there. There wasn't any reason why 1
should particularly, only I did. The whi
I had was a willow switch I'd pulled
from a tree as I rode along. As I sat
there I switched the dust ot the trail and
thought, shall I go with them or shall I go
go backf I switched and switched, and
thought and thought. I saw behind me
all the hard work I'd done, all the chances
I'd taken and lost on, and felt old and used
up and no good. My sense told me to turn
back and make my light where I. was
known. There was safety in that anyway.
"But I'd been camping night after night
with the boys ahead of me, and it made m
lonesome to think of parting company with
them. So after switching and switching
the dust on the trail, and feeling weak and
human bocause I yielded, I mounted my
horse ogaiu and road on after the party. 1
got to the Comstock, mid In six months 1
made half a million dollars. That Is tht
foundation of what I've done since. Now,
why shouldn't I have turned back when
hesitated? It would have been sensible,
'conservative' to do that. But I didn't,
and because I didn't I won. If you're ever
inclined to think there's no such thing aa
luck just think of me." St. Louis Globe
Democrat. The wearing of rlugs by men should be
a matter of careful consideration. They
should be distinctly masculine in tvi
The deep setting should be usually fol
lowed. Tho high feminine settings to
how off the jewels! of course offensive.
rllYSK IANS AMI hUl;(ihON
DR. G. EDGAB DEAN has removed to 1
Kpruoe street, bcranton, ta. (Just op
posite court-bouse Square.)
it. A J. CON NELL, Office iJul Washington
avenue, corner Spruce street, over
rrauckesdrng store. Residence, TO Vino at.
Office Hoars: 10.91 to 12 a. m. and to4 and
.to'-SU p. m.Buiiday, J to 3 p. m.
R. WrE. ALLEN, Office-" cor. Lack
- wanna and Washington aves.: over Leon
ard shoo store; oliice hours, 10 to LJ a. m. and
8 to 4 p. in.; eveulnKi at raldeuce, 612 N.
V aahlngton are.
DR. C. L. KREY, Practice limited to Uii
eases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat;
offloa, 121 Wyoming ave. Residence, 6JI Viu
DK. L.M. GATES. U'5 Washington Avenue,
Office hours, S to 9 a.ui., l.ao to 8 and I
to 8 p.m. Residence art) Madison aveoua
jOHN L WENX4-ii:"Tj717ffieV-aa5l
O Commonwealth building; residence 711
Madison ave: offloe hours, 10 to L8, 1! to 4, 7 to
8; Sundays 4.30 to 4. evenings at residence. A
specialty made ot direases ot Uis eye, ear, nose
and throat and gynecology.
K. KAY, !!i)6 PennAve. ; 1 to 3 p.ra ; call mi.
Dis.of women, obstetrics and din. of chiL
JM. O. UANC'K'a Law and Collootlon of.
flee, No. 817 Bpruce St., opposite Forest
House. Bcranton, l'a,; collections a specialty
throughout PennHylvania; reliable correspond
ents in every county.
HAiilJ, Attorneys and Counsel.
O lors at Law, Commonwealth buildiu
Washington v W. H. Jess tip,
Horace E. Uaito,
W. H. Jessup, Jr.
WILLARD. WARHKN & KNAPP. Attor
neys and Counselors at Law, Repnbllcaa
building, Washington ave.. Bcranton. Pa.
IJATTERisoN & WILCOX, Attorneys and
f Counsellors at Law; offloe It and 8 Library
bnildln bcranton, Pa.
KOBWKI.L H. PATT1RSOSV
William A. Wilcox.
ALFRED HAND, WILLIAM J. HAND, At
torneys and Counsellors, Commouwealta
building. Rooms 19, 20 and a.
F. BOYLE. Attornev-at-Law.Nos.10 and
20, Burr building, Washington avenue.
ISNRY M. KEELY -Law offices In Price
building, 128 Washington avenue.
J.1 RANK T. OKELL, Attorney at Law. Boom
J 6. Coal Exchangn, Bcranton, Pa,
MILTON W. LoWRYTAtt-ya, W Washing
C. H. VON BTQRCH. ton ay C. H. square.
TAMES W. OAKFORD, Attorney at Law.
romns Wandjo, Commonwealth b'l'g.
OAMUEL W. EDUAit, Attorney at Law.
O Office, 81T Spruce st., Bcranton, Pa,
A. WATRES, Attorney at Law, 423
i. Lackawanna ane.. Bcranton, Pa.
) P. SMITH. Counsellor at Law. Offloa,
X . rooms 54. 65, M Commonwealth building.
C R. PITCHER, Attorney at Law, Com-'
' . monwealth bullaing. Bcranton. Pa.
C. COMEOYBV ltil Spruce st
B. KEPLOOLE. Attornev-LoniM niura.
. tlated on real estate security. 40t Bpruea.
F. K1LLAM, Attornev-at-Law. la) Wf
omlng avenue, Bi-ranton.
CCUOOL OF THE LACKAWANNA, Soran
O ton. Pa., prepares boys and girls for college,
or business: thoroughly trains voung children.
Catalogue at request. Opens September la
Rnv. Thomas M. Cahh,
W ALTKR H. BOII.L.
MISS WORCESTEB'S KINDERGARTEN
and School, 4U Adams avenue. Pupij
recoivod at all times. Next term will open
' C. LATJBACH, burgeon buutlst No, 114
- . yoniiHg ave.
R. M. t-TRATTON, offloe Coal Exohnne.
HEEPUBLIO Savings and Loan Asso
ciation will loan you monoy on eaxier terms
and pay you better on iuvestmont than any
other association. Cull on S. N, CALLEN
DF.R. Dime Bunk liuiMing
GE. CLARK & CO., Seedsmen, Florists
and Nurserymen; store 148 Washington
avenue; green uousa,Uu0 North Maui aveuuei
store telephone 7S2.
GRAND UNION TEA CO.. Jones Bros.
"I OS. KUETTEL, 6iJ Lackawanna avenue,
ft Bcranton. Pa., mnnnf'r of Wire Screens.
HOTELS AND KKSTAl'nANTR.
T ''HE ELK CAFE, 125 and m Franklin ave
. nue. Kates reasonable.
P. ZiEOLEB. Propriotor.
Y7 tbri'AUA&TEB HOTEL '
W. G. BCHENCK, Xanagar.
Sixteenth street; one block east ot Broadwajt
at Union Square, Now York.
Amerlran plan, 160 perday and upward.
SCRANTON HOUSE, near D.,L7 ft wTpa
suugor depot Conducted on the European
plan. Victor Koch, Proprietor.
AVIS & HOUPT, Architects. Rooms 'U,
m ana an nmmonwoaitn p id g, Bcranton,
.i L. WALTER, Architect. Office, rear of
r. IVS Wuhln.tw, ....... '
t? L. BROWN. Arch B. Architect, Price
building.ia) Washington Ave., Bcranton.
AUER'B ORCHESTRA - MC8IO FOB
balls, picnics, parties, recentlona. ml.
oinga ana ooncen worn rornisnea. l or terms
address B. J. Bauer, conductor. 117 Wyoming
ave., over Hulbort's music store.
TTORTON D. 8 WARTS WHOLES ALB
a J. lumber, Price building. Bcranton, Pa.
MhUARUEE BROTHERS, PRINTERS'
supplies, envelopes, paper bags. twin.
Warehouse, 130 Washington ave, Bcranton,
ORBES AND CARRIAGES FOB 8ALH
at km capotue svenue.
U L.rooTE, Agent
TRANK P. BROWN ft CoTHOLE
V salo dealers in Woodware, Cordage and
Oil Cloth, 73) W. Lackawanna avenue.
Ei Robinson's Sons'
KsnDfactnrers ot tbe Celebrate!
100.000 Bbk Per Annum.
AT THE OLD DEPOT HOTEL,
Is prepared to receive summer boarders and
furnish rigs for tourists to surrounding towns
and summer resorts.
What is More Attractive
Than a pretty faca with fresh, bright
complexion? For it, me Pozxont's Powder.