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THE SCB ANTON TRIBUNE- SATTJBDAY MORNING, . MAY 23, 189G.
TO THE ANIMALS
Tbe Loaf Scboolioj That Always Pre
cedes the Fob at tbe Circus.
WHERE GREAT CARE IS REQUIRED
How the Elephants Are Taught to
Staad oa BottlesThe Old Ones
Learn Easily Wild AalmaU Eda
catioa Mart in YouthHow a
Happy Family i Brought Together.
The Monkeys Love Applause.
The coming of Barnum's circus next
week lends timeliness to un article
which the New York Sun printed the
other day describing how animals are
trained. "People who visit circuses,
the Sun says, " and see the trained ani
mals doing curious things enjoy the
spectacle very much, but according to
the trainers they do not appreciate fully
what they Bee. it is nine eiwuRu
the trainer has to do In the ring, ami
judging from the fact, the small btyi
Imagine that there would be nothing
more satisfactory or easier than to lead
the elephants out to dance the couchee
cnuchee. stand on the bottle, teeter, or
do other things amid he plaudits of the
spectators, but should they sec the
trainers In their shirt sleeves, putting
the trick bull or loaplnR greyhound
through their paces by the hour before
0 the time of public exhihltlon.they might
v ' see fewer charms In the upanftles.
"The big cats lions, tigers, panthers
are best when eighteen months old to
begin to train. They then correspond
to boys of from eight to fifteen years,
and the trainer begins to watch them
carefully. He goes into the cage with
a pair of them, but has a couple of as
sistants hard by to poke the brutes off
1 should they get onto the trainer's bark.
At first he gets them used to his pres
ence. He chains them up nnd gently
rubs their heads, talking soothlrgiy, as
a mother would to a child. He Keeps
this u for about a week, or perhaps
longer! sometimes less, depending nl
tiig?ther on the animal's state of mind,
timid animals being more difficult to
get along with. The trainer hits the
(loor with a stick, stamps It, and does
other things to get the animal used
to his presence. Meantime he careful
ly observes the general bearing of the
creature. He studies the character of
each animal and proceeds according
to what he sees, ns a mother with mi
Impulsive son and another of a back
ward disposition. He looks at the eyes,
he notices the lines about the mouth,
the cut and hang of the ears, and, in
fact, everv movement even to the curl
of the waving tall. On the thorough
ness of his study depends the trainer's
success, and, not seldom, his life. Geo.
Conklin, the elephant specialist, tells
of his friend Herr Lengel, known as the
daredevil of the profession, who was
sprung upon and killed by a tiger which
had been a petted beast. This tiger had
waited his onportunlty. and as Lengel
turned his back to leave the cage the
tiger bit his collar bone In two. "They
can't be trusted,' the trainers say of
even the small wild animals.
"The three trainers of large animals,
Winner. Collier, and Conklin, were
asked whether or not the llerce animals
wire the best to train. All raid that
they preferred the fierce one?. There
was no doubt about them. The llerce
ones licked their chops expressively, ss
these men snld, nnd In a way that left
no doubt in the mind of a trailer whe:i
he enteied the case or ure-a. 'You just
give me a chance,' the tigers seem to
say, 'I'll show you, yum! yum!' It Is the
fawning sneak that gets a chance to
grab a man by the back of Ue neck, as
in the case of Lenstcl. Once the tigers
learn that the trainer treats them
gently, soothes them, and feeds them
chunks of raw meat, they begin to un
derstand that he Is a friend, and then
the training for tricks begins. The two
Users are made to do various things.
They nre driven with b'.ti In their
mouths like colts, and afler a time are
h!tch?d to wagons or chariots. They
are taught that goats thnuld not be
killed, but fondled ike kittens. They
are put on to teetering boards and after
many tumblings off learn how to keep
their balance properly.
"The Hon which rides a bicycle did
eo after three months' train! i g. At first
the lion was put onto a wagon like the
four-wheeled express trucks used to
convey trunks and other bnggage t the
cais from the baggage room, and pulled
them along by a couple of men. Aft r
the lion had got used to the peculiar
motion It was put onto a two-wheeled
cftrt, with a small platform for a bed.
A pair or rigid bnrlle bars were fast
ened to the ca. ue and the ani
mal's fore paws . iiHed on these. It
was awkward for the beast at first, but
after a while It could keep Its place,
nnd then came practice for several days,
twice a day, lusting till the animal
showed impatience, when it was at cnee
releused, and a bit of meat was given to
it as a reward. When It was put on a
wheel at lust more time was taken, but
In the end the Hon was a wheeler after
three months of continuous training.
"A timid animal Is of no use at all. It
cannot be taught to get Into unnatural
positions. The fierce animal is not
timid, hence a tiger that would be glad
of a chance to kill its trainer will not
fear the perils of a teetering board. In
fuct, some of them take delight In dan
gerous positions. But the females are
at once vicious, stupid, and treacherous.
They can be taught to get up onto a
pedestal and a few other simple tricks,
but ns for the higher class of tricks,
where intelligence is needed, they are
not at all useful.
"All the carnivorous animals are play
fill, leaping at the trainer as If to scare
him. Should he show no signs of fear
they will merely nip his shoulder, but
there Is always In them a desire to suck
the throat blood. When a stronger ani
mal Is to be put into the 'happy family,'
great care must be exercised. Take It
in the cage where the lions, tigers
goats, etc., are shown together. It
wouldn't be good policy to put a couple
of hyenas In with them without an in
troductlon. The animals to be Intro
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cage Separated by a good, stout, open
partition. The animals eye each other
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a week or more. They are fed at the
some time, and no cause of jealousy
is given them. All the animals are ex
tremely Jealous, and it ia one of the
rm.st trying duties of a trainer to keep
the beasts on friendly terms.
"After a while the strangeis are taken
into the family cage and the trainer
goes in with them; then the animals
all show signs of uneasiness. A Hon
may snarl, a tiger snarl, or a goat may
show fear. All of these Impolite signs
are at once suppressed by a gesture and
a word. The trainer sits or stands in
the cage for hours, putting down re
bellions and riots as soon as rlgns of
such appear. He must not turn his
back on any of the brutes, for tith his
own and his pet's Bafety. It Is trying
work for all concerned, and must be
kept up for weeks, day after day. Some
times newcomers get on friendly terms
with the others unexplainably. Mr.
Winner tells of a curious case In which
a monkey and a tiger became fast
friends, and many like incidents are re
counted of cows and geese, dugs and
horses, cats and dogs. etc. It Is es
pecially hard for dogs, wolves or hyenas
to be friendly with animals of the cat
tribe, and free-fcr-all-fights sometimes
occur In spite of the utmost care.
"When the trainer goes into any cage
of the h!g cats or wolf-like animals, he
sees to it that assistants are near by
with weapons to prod the animals oft
should they attack him. Winner has
been in the business thirty years, has
been in many close quarters. The little
linger of his right hand was bitten off
by a Hon; n lioness broke his nose; a
lion knocked a hole In his skull; a
panther chewed his neck; a monkey tore
his hand. His back Is creased with
panther-claw marks, received by Indis
creetly turning his back to a male
panther, whose sweetheart was near
"Ranked by Intelligence, bears go
from the highest grade, the Russian,
down through grizzly, cinnamon, black
and polar bears. Black bears are the
most docile, ranging up from the cin
namon, grizzly, Russian, and polar
bears. The bear Is a fine boxer nat
urally, and it was not long before it
was wrestling nnd holding its own with
the trainer. One of the trick leopards
will do anything any of the other ani
mals will, which is remarkable, consid
ering that leopards are not very bright,
not one in a hundred being capaoie 01
achieving the eminence a trainable
tiger attains as a circus performer.
"Oeorgo Conklin is the eleuhant spe
cialist this year. He considers ele
phants an intelligent as any animal,
and nays, to prove It, that while tigers,
lions, und horses are far easier to
train when young than when old, the
old elephant learns with but little more
difficulty than the young ones experi
ence. There is a choice of elephants,
but the good one remembers its train
ing for a long while, and is not Blow to
take revenge, even years nftorward, fur
Injury. It In remembered mat eie
phunts have seized cruel drivers after
years of seimratlon and thrown them
to their death. It Is never safe to play
a cruel joke on one.
The lirst thing a young elephant Is
taught Is not to bolt out of the ring.
It is taught when to go and when to
stop, when to turn around and go back
again. The baby trick elephant has a
will of Its own, and it takes great pleas
ure in doing some of the tricks. One
thing it llfcss to do is to fan itself. The
cooling waves of air are delightful to it,
und sometimes considerable trouble is
experienced In getting it to cease fan
ning. No boy ever liked to ride a wheel
better than the elephants who have
that accomplishment. They would ride
for longer than Is required of them If
they were ullowed to do so. The ele
phunts are so fond of turning the crank
of a hand organ after they have been
taught how to do It that there Is a dum
my organ kept for their pleasure. They
are also fond of the see-saw. Once the
elephants get an Idea of what Is wanted
they set out to do It. If the trainer
wants an elephant to stand on Its head
he-goes ahnut that Job with a tackle
and block. The same method Is used to
get it onto its haunches in a chair
when it gets down to supper with the
"Often, so often ns to be almost regu
lar, the elephants originate ways of do
ing things, and the trainer lets them
have their way as much as possible,
consistently with the pleturesqueness
of the performances. So thoroughly do
elephants enjoy their tricks that they
go through them lor their own amuse
ment. Ruth likes standing on buttles
so well that she tries it on stake's where-
ever she finds them; moreover, for her
regular standing position she keeps all
four of her feet together. But It does
not do to make the elephants work too
much. As with human beings, things
which they have to do are liked far less
than those things which they do of
their own accord. They take delight In
standing on their heads when in quar
ters of sufficient size. The dancers, as
well as the others, dream of their work,
and of other things, too. Judging from
their whistling and actioiiB. They are
nervous animals, and all are given to
swaying their heads up or down, or
from right to left, besides the swaying
of the whole body. They prefer to He
down and sleep, but on the road sleep
while standing, probably because of
lack of room. They are fond of music,
and may be trained to play tunes on
"Mr. Conklin's motto Is: 'Take time
and have patience.' He has trained all
sorts of beasts and some birds. He can
probably keep cassowarys and other
die-easy animals alive longer than any
one else In the business. He has also
bred animals In captivity which had
never before borne young. The theory
he worked on was that each species
should have quarters especially adapt
ed to Its use. The trick hippopotamus
is one of his training, and a pelican,
not now shown, is also one of his pets.
"Heir Conrad makes a specialty of
monkeys and dogs. He Is a fatherly
sort of CJernian, who speaks frequently
of children when talking of his mon
keys. That he is fond of the monkeys,
of dogs, und of children no one who
knows him doubts for a moment. Pome
monkeys he begins to train when th?y
are a year old, others when two years
old. He finds that Individual monkeys
are ns varying as human beings, and
he, so he says, 'acts just like the mother
oi several boys, each one of a different
.disposition.' Some of them take to
tight-rope walking, some are better on
the slack wire, still others are good
gymnasts, and all worth the training
soon acquire tne trick ot bicycle rid
ing. It Is natural for them. Conrad
studies their character for hours. He
holds them In his arms and pets them
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fondly. "They greet his coming with
cries of delight, and when he goes away
they reach out from the cuge. pressing
against the bars, trying vainly to fol
low hliq. ..
"It ia easy to teach them; aa com
pared with other animals, for they have
good memories, and do not easily forget
what they have learned. A stranger
dues not succeed with them. Herr Con
rad tells how a friend of his took
monkey ot unusual intelligence, but he
could do nothing with It. ul though Herr
Conrad put it through its paces with no
difficulty. When the friend saw the
trainer at work he understood Instantly
why he had failed. At the word of com
mand, say, somersault, the trainer
would step forward slightly, bend his
knee, and duck bis head. The word
alone was not enough for the monkey;
it must see the corresponding motion,
which in this case the friend had failed
to make. It is so in all animal train
ing. Mere words are not enough.
Speaking of this. Oeorge Conklin said
that he had no doubt that various anl
muls communicate to ono another, but
he does not believe that their language
is vocal. Their cries are simply atten
tion attractors, a sort of 'Hey there,
look!' while the real communication Is
done by the motions of the limbs and by
"Sometimes the monkeys forget their
parts. They know what the cue means,
but there will be a position or move
ment dropped out of the animal's mind,
and then the monkey shows embarrass
ment as 'pitiful as that of a child that
forgets Its piece while on a stage.' Here
is where the genuine trainer comes In I
to the best advantage. He speaks some !
well-known word of encouragement, he
smiles kindly, and. above all, he lets
no shadow of anger, or even of disap
pointment, come into his eyes. He gives
the cue motion again, and the chances
are that the monkey will understand
then, and will be all right.
"The monkeys are an appreciative
lot, and no class of performers, human
or otherwise, are more pleased when
the spectators show their liking of some
particular act. Herr Conrad tells ot
one of his iiiunxeys who was most en
thusiastic at the applause of spectators.
He used to hop up and down and wave
his cap In the air above his head, bow
ing as though he was mad, while his
chattering was thut of a most oyful
DOGS AND BULLS.
"Herr Conrad's dogs are trained with
the same care that he gives to his
monkeys. Being less fearful than wild
animals the dogs are better able to un
derstand what is wanted. It is easy to
teach a dog to walk on Its hind legs,
and many a mongrel has been taught to
do so. A still harder trick Is to get
them to walk on their fore legs alone.
But this trainer taught one of the dogs
to climb up stairs, seventy-eight steps,
on its hind legs, and on the return it
came down on Its fore legs, not touching
the stairs with Its hind legs at any part
of the down trip, nor the fore legs on the
"Haivey Watklns has a black and tan
which has learned the trick of walking
on Its hind legs. One dog Herr Conrad
owned seemed very stupid, dlscourag
Ingly so; but the man had studied It,
and knew It must be all right for some
thing. One day he was watching it.
The dog held Its head to the ground.
The trainer thereupon taught it to
stand on Its head. He never had a dog
that could stand on its head so well as
that one did.
"For tricks not every dog will do. The
full-blooded dogs used by sportsmen are
too nervous, although so intelligent.
Good mongrels are sometimes met w:th,
but the best dog Is about two-thirds
blue blood the rest Just plain, every
"Mr. Collier is now training the trick
bull. Cows are no good, he says; they
nre altogether too stupid, but the bulls
are Intelligent. They dream of what
they do. The animal that learns
Blower is surest In the end. Their learn
ing endures. The calf Is taken when
twelve months old, a vicious one pre
ferably, because vicious brutes appear
to be most intelligent. A new trick now
being taught Is to sit on its haunches.
As cattle rise the hips first from the
wound, this is directly against nature.
The hind legs are tied down and then
the animal la told to get up. He gets
up on to his fore legs, and there he Is
on his haunche. It will take six weeks
In ull to teach this trick to the bull. It
Is fed on crushed food, which is easily
digested, and after each performance
It is rewarded with some soft bread.
One man only feeds and trains the bull."
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Seme newly-married men are very
bashful In puylng the minister his fee. One
bridegroom who was put through the ser
vice here the other duy, hesitated a good
deal over it. At last he handed the min
ister a $10 bill with the remurk:
"I wish It were more, sir. I'll see that It
is next time."
The bride gave her new husband a queer
look but sHiil nothing, and he walked olT
with her, utterly unconscious of the slip
be had made. Washington Star.
What Happened to Fido.
"Poor little Fldo, he's so dreadfully
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A life engagement, swet, with you
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Un wings of love I'd fly
To serve In all that you might prompt,
While seasons wandered by.
Oh, you would be my manager,
Ior better or for worse;
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1 need not now rehearse.
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At once I'd take the cue.
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And you would never more complain'
If I were In the cast.
The scenes might shift from well-to-do,
And poverty be mine:
Dut well I know that cheerfulness
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Let naught your love debar:
But say that you'll accept and sign ,
To be my heart's fair star!
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In the onlnion or the Philadelphia Press.
Robert W. Chambers Is not only telling
Just now the best stories written by any
American, but he is telling them with pro
gressive skill. "The King In Yellow", it
remarks, was distinctively good: "The
Red Republic" was better; "A King and
a Few Dukes" Is much the best or the
three. Mr. Chambers has previously ex
hlbted rare powers ot Imagination and
conspicuous ability in the handling or de
licate romance, while there Is no diminu
tion of these qualities, there is demon
strated the possesion of a rich fund of
sterling humor. If at the outset ot the
story, which concerns the rrustrated at
tempt or an American, in conjunction with
the "King of Caucasia," to reseat on !us
throne one King Theobald of "Hozno
vln," there seems to ring througli the
pages an echo or "The Prisoner or Zenda;"
this soon dies out and In the rush of ad
venture and the sparkle or dialogue we
discern not the disciple but the peer of
Anthony Hope. What la most extraordin
ary about Mr. Chambers Is the extent und
variety or his special information and In
terests, such as the knowledge or mili
tary and diplomatic affairs he displayed
In "The Red Republic" and continues to
display, though In a different way, In the
present book. That he Is a close observer
of the minutest phases of outdoor life is
also clear. But his art of telling his stor
ies directly and without flourish or ap.
parent effort, and or making them Instjnct
with lite and motion and 'brilliant with
wit this Is the great thing about Mr,
Chambers, and It Is a thing to be said
or a few living story tellers throughout
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AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS.
The Century's regular serial for '97 will
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"Jimmy" Whistler is at work on a por
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Henry James' story In the Chap-Book
for May Is the Hrst he has ever done treat
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Way It Came.
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The next biography In the American
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the movement for the proposed PoeU'
Miss Katharine Pearson Woods' forth
coming novel, "John; a Tale of King Mes
siah," will be tho first or a tr.ioitv which
together wll for a sociological study tf
me nisi ceniury or rainer or tne social
message or Christ to the first century.
The work has occupied Miss Woods nearly
A new story, entitled, "The Lure of
Fame," by Clive Holland, whose clever
novel, "My Japanese Wife," made quite
a hit about a year ago.ls announced by the
Amsterdam Book Company, as well ns a
novel by a new writer, Halllwell Sut
clirre, "The Xlth Commandment," which
Mr. Heinemann, of London, believes will
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"Women In English Life. From MeJl
aevkl lo Modern Time." lilactnllutns). by
Ueorgina Hlli gives a most Interesting ao
count of the place held by women from
the days or the 8uxon race down to the
present time. Tbe various places of soei il
life, the Influences or great forces like the
Church and Feudalism, the Renaissance
and the great Industrial revolution, whU-h
begar in the last century, together with
the educational revolution ' or modern
times, are all treated with an aim to show
ing clearly the great changes which have
taken place in th position ot women, and
which have rendered possible the wide
expansion, both or 1-r responsibilities and
her Influence, in this last decade or the
nineteenth century. -
THEY CEASED SXlMMi.
It Was Only a Coaplo of Pennies, But
the Joke Was Turned.
From the Boston Herald.
They were five In number ladles.evl
dently and they boarded an electric
at the Tremont house. Possibly they
Intended to have a little fun before go
ing home and as they occupied nearly
one-half of one side of the car a merry
twinkle eleamed In the eyes of each.
Then the conductor entered. This
wa3 the E Knai tor u simultaneous
movement if live hands and five hand :
hnn KMva f!fhffnnil BtttnlTS wei'i loos-
cnod, five hands disappeared Into un
certain depths, then five pockctbooks
came into sight.
Five bags were closed and five sil
ver pocketbooks clasps unclasped. Five
nickels did not appear. The tirst lady
tendered five pennies, and as she did
so she smiled.
No. 2 lady caught the Infection and
passed up five pennies.
Then tne s nue of .no. i was a grin
No. 3 did the same and five ladles years oi hninmr 6
laughed. No. 4 was somewhat unlucky. A juri,ul tt,ll,nvr has heard many re
and while she was poking numerous , of wond,.rfiil recoveries broueht about
hairpins, ribbon samples and other 0T wonderful nn.l ellective remedy, and
bric-a-brac which every lady carries . ,mg tw, more m, ,al 0f t,0 com
In her pnekctbook, In search. of her . r,ee recovery of Mrs. Sarah I- Christian.
change No. !i flashed up five pennies. i
More laughter, somewhat increased, i
Finally No. 4 had to give it up.
Three pennies were all she could find i
and sue meeKiy tendered a quarter. ,
She received her change Immediately.
Every conductor In Boston Is pleased
to receive pennies, because they are
handy in making change on transfers,
This conductor did not forget it but he
thought his opportunity had come and,
without hesitating, dumped the twenty
pennies Into the dainty gloved hand
outstretched to receive them.
The laughter had ceased by this
time. No. 4 got real mad and threat
ened to report the conductor. He kind
ly gave her his number but she refused
to take It.
The quintette alighted at
Then the other passengers laughed.
OPULENT ACTORS AND ACTRESSES,
Emll Fischer can boast ot valuable sc. j
Lottie Clllson and Maggie CHno each :
have accounts. .... I
Wilson Hum It owns property in Kn
land. His fortune is oatlm;trt ut J.50.W.
Funny Davenport has a fortune invested
In real estate in New York and vicinity,
from which she derives a large Income.
Kmma Abbott left a quarter of a million
dollars when she died, bhe was one of the
shrewdest female financiers in the profes
sion. Francis Wilson Is a friend of Dame For
tune, und though all his ventures have not
been successful, he is still a rich man.
Christine Nllsson owns property in sev
eral large cities. She has R conifortelile
bunk account, and enjoys the good things
George Frothtngham has Bung himself
into a fortune, und invested In securities.
He is one of the richest members of the
Tony Pastor Is not what Is termed a rich
man, but owns sufficient of this world's
goods to render any fear fur the future
Edwin Booth left over half a million dol
lars when he died. He guve nearly one
fourth that amount away In charity dur
ing his lifetime.
William A. Hrndy has Investments In
theatrical enterprises lha have netted him
theatrical enterprises that have netted him
more than well to do.
Sarah Bernhardt has spent a fortune In
works of ai t, but she still owns a valua
ble estato In France und has large sums
or ready cash In tho banks.
Steve Brodie has Just bought a mansion
uptown. He Is worth nearly a quarter of
u million dollars In property and cash,
and has made most of it on the stage.
Culve could draw a check for siuu.Otiu
that would be honored. She possesses
much landed property in France, ami is
heavily interested In stocks and bonds.
l.ol Miller keeps all knuwledae or her
finances chiefly to herself, but she has a
bang account or mammoth proportions,
which Bhe has gained by her own effoits.
James O'Neill's real estate holdings are
located in Connecticut. Ills weult'h Is
truly from Monte Chrlsto. as it Is the olav
of that name that has brought him fame
auu ion une.
Clara Louise Kellogg has a fortune. A
shrewd tiniincler, she hus Invested In Am
erican securities of gilt-edge variety, be
sides being an owner of real estate 111
various portions of the country.
Alexander Salvinl owns property In the
United States, England and Italy. His
professional success, though nut meten.'
Ic, has been very steady, of the sort that
means wealth to a man or ability such us
M. B. Curtis made a fortune out rf
"Sam'l of Posen," and a few years ago
owned very valuable property In Califor
nia. His troubles there cost him over
3100,000, but he Is said to have made u
small fortune yet.
i narics r.vans prosperity Is due to his
ability us a book ugent on the stage, for
that character in "A Parlor Match"
proved a gold mine to him. Now he Is one
of the proprietors of the Herald Rquaro
theater, and six figures would be required
to demonstrate his prosperity.
Tho greatest lorlunes made upon tin
stage have been acquired In comedy, and
vaudeville. Few have gained money by
tragedy. The Booths. McCtillougli and
Salvini have property through tragedy,
but there ure less than hair a dozen other
persons or whom this could be said. New
Lotta is accredited with owning valua
ble retil estate in every large cllv In the
L'nMed States. She Is the wealthiest wo
man In the profession, and although she
could live as elaborately as desired with
her enormous Income, she lives plainly
and Is anything hut extravugant. U'r
mother and herself ure us shrewd a pair
of financiers in petticoats as exist.
We call our readers attention to the fol
lowing testimonial from undoubted au
thority on the excellence and purity or
Speer's Climax Brandy.
Mr. Speer: I congratulate you on a re
cent unsought testimonial as to the puri
ty of your brandy. Lady Duffus Hardy,
of London, England, an old Acquaintance
of mine, on testing frcm the bottle of
brandy we brought from Pasalc, imme
diately asked me lo get a likj onn for her,
which I did. The English aristocrats, you
know, male and female, are pretty good
judges of brandy I remain. Yours truly,
Prentice Mulford, Editor Graphic.
The Nickel Plate Road controls the
dining stations on its line and they re
ceive unstinted praise.
Cowlss, W. C, 1907 N. Main.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
Rogers, A. E., 216 Lackawanna.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Goodman's Shoo Store, 432 Lackawanna.
Barbour's Home Credit House, 42S Lacka.
CARPET3 AND WALL PAPER.
Inglls, J. Scott, 410 Lackawanna.
Ostorhout, N. P., 110 W. Market.
Jordan, James, Olyphant,
Burthold, E. J., Olyphant
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
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PAINTS AND WALL PAPER.
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; , TBA, COFFEE AND SPICtt
4Mf;y n ,. Mala, ,
STORY OF JJPILEPTie.
A Wealthy Woman of Sodus Bay
Relates a Thrilling Experience.
A Sufferer for Thirty Years-Treated by Eminent
Specialists-Relief from an Un
There is oca reply a child in Western New
York, who hiu survived eight summers, who
hits lint spent at least several months of that
time at one of the many beautiful resorts of
' W.I l It. I- 1 . I. . .1...
' - '""i - v nrre mat me canoe emus
ped their annual outings, it is here that
ynelit clubs of Lake Ontario hold their
annual rrtmttns, awl it is here that the Sol
diers and Nulors associations hold their an
nual re-unions. But iu this ease us among
all others, where piety and sport seem to
abound so richly, there are ofteu persons who
nave nine inn-rest in their surroundings.
' beautiful and comfortable as they may be, le
: rause of the dreadful effect of soma terrible
! .liscnse which alHiets the unfortunate patient
1 the more severely, because insteud of claiming
I in. for a speedy victim it makes life one con-
I ll.l.M.l 1... aim... nil. A (... ..l. .n...l.U 1
who resides on the " Bay Shore .' several miles
iicyoml Ileum! Castle. And in order to satisfy
iiimself tint the reports of these recoveries in
Mint vicinity were reliable, he set out lust
rnursuuy ninrniiig nbout 7 o'clock lor l,uin
I misville, the post office address of Mrs. Chris
tian, deciding to spend the day among the
beautiful scenery surrounding the bay and to
tatisfy his curiosity as to the quality of the
Jure. The drive through Wayne county rns
i most delightful und exhilarating one and at
I o'clock he found himself driving along tlie
hore uf tho hay toward a lnrire residence, the
falile and roof of which could just lie seen pro
:ruding from u clump of magnificent trees,
ivliose leaves had been delicately tinted by the
frosts of Octolier. Suddenly lie eainn upon
; i broad drive leadinit to tlie handsome rcsi
; lenee, hounded on either side liv double rows
stately elms nnd with a nillsuie covered
with a lnrze orchard for a background. How
ever impressed as he was by the lieattty and
(n-.igniiii'ince of tho sene, with the chill blue
toilers ot tlie lake in front, lushed im
white spmy by the breeze of the lake, it was
Imt nearly as impressive as the seene winch fol-
lowed ns the hr opened in response to tlie eall
front tlie " knocker " nnd the reporter was
(,.red into the tastefully furnished drawing
mma liv u handsome, healthv hidv of about
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lony-live, nut! us hit uwiet-u HIM UUllll 1UUK III
iutUf'U'lion which over spread her luce as he
announced his mission he was convinced at
ancc that the tale about to be told would be
an interesting one.
In resDonse to the preliminary niipstion
she said tlint she "was very glad the reporter
Iful called as she was willing that all afflicted
in like manner should know of her recovery
J .l.A i..,n. rulinf that .ha l.n.l AmnH
She said further :
"When I was a mere child five or six
years of ajo I contracted the measles while
ht school one day und through an untimely
exposure to n drancht I caught a severe cold
and was quite ill fi.r many weeks, and when
I was utmm able to lie about I was an epi
leptic and uUu subject to severe spells of
nervous prostration. At tins time uiy par
euts did not consider the matter very se
rioiislv. thinking that 1 would soon 'out'
grow ' the symptoms which now claimed me
ns their nrey. But as time worn on und I
beeaini. no better they began to see their
folly nnd tlie family nlivsician was called
and consulted anew as to the best course to
pursue in my case. He prescribed for me
unit nvfliniriMl tnn rtifrnliirl tf lint this inpili.
cine was of little avail nnd I (muni myself
growintt more nervous nnd dreading the spells
when I should be overcome by my trouble.
After they became convinced that he could
nfl'ord me no relief, they called in physicians
from neighboring villiujes and for a time per
haps the new prescriptions and change of treat
ment would have a good effect, but it wusonly
a mutter of one or two month when 1 would
Unit myself worse off tluin when I began the
treatment. Thus matters run on, and no one
knows how intensely 1 tuSercd at times and
' - - , .--"I
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Dr. Acker's English Rem
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Burke, of 309 E. 105th St.,
New York, writes: "Dr.
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cured my baby of bronchi
tis, and also gave instant
relief in a severe case of
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Pirle, 3. J., 427 Lackawanna.
UNDERTAKER AND LIVERY.
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Loronts, C, 418 Lacka;. L!nden & Wash.
Davis, O W Mnln and Markat.
Bloes, W. 8., Peckvllle.
Davies, John J., 108 S. Ma;n. .
CARRIAGES AND HARNESS.
Slmwetl, V. A., S16 Linden.
Green, Joseph, 1C7 Lackawanna,
. , -CROCKERY AND GLAS3WARB. ,
liardU3. J. L., !li Lackawanna.
how much I wished that I might leave It V
behind. After marrying Mr. Christian, ha
decided that the hundreds of dollars which my
parents had expended on me had been wasted
und decided to place me under tbe rare of
a physician with more experience and a greater
name. This was done and when he failed re
help me another was consulted, until tirirg ot
physicians of general practice, my husband
placed me nnder the care of an eminent special
1st. But this treatment was as fruitless as the
previous ones had been, and we were obliged
to give it up after spending many hundreds el
dollars and much time. My condition new
rapidly worse, and 1 became so weak that I
was hardly anie to De about the house, and gen,
erully was ronfiued to my bed at least lures
days per week.
"It was one duy in October, about font
years ago after spending my life in hours ot
untold agony ana ureariaess, that as I was
recovering from a very severe attack of the
epilepsy, and was lying upon a lounge isj
my room weus; nun uiwouragra ana exceea.
ingly nervous, that my husband handed me
a paper seeking to divert my attention from
my condition for a few moments. After kwk
iug the tirst page over in a listless manner mj
eyes caught the headlines of an article and
carelessly 1 read of the recovery of woman
iu New Knglnnd by Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
At first I did not feel interested for 1 had
reached a point where I never expected to find
even the sliuhtrst relief for my tired body and
mind. Rut 1 soon discovered that the symp
touit In this case had been similar to my own
and I linndcd the paper back to my husband
asking him to read it and as a result of out
reading the testimonial he decided to nrorurt
a package of the Pink Pillsthe next day, which
he did. I then began taking them with great
regularity according to the directions and
though the lirst package effected no marked
change in my condition we thought there wu
a alight improvement, and he purchased an
other. Well, you see I had reached a point
. 1. :.. i i i . i ...
mut-rc mr tfici-milBl imicu (O UfDCIU UO SnO
my condition was desperate yon can imagine;
Hut after I commenced on the second package
there was a marked Improvement, and it eon.
tinued until in about three months after I first .
bccim taking them I felt better than I could
ever remember having felt before. Contiuu.
in? to take them during the winter mouths I
became entirely cured of iheenilensvsmi wln
spring and summer came I was in as Uue a con
dition for enjoying the tports of this beautiful
spot as any one who came here. lam com
pletely cured from my lormer attacks and
though sometime siibiret to slight nervous
spells I always find ready relief from one or
two of Dr. Williams' Pills. 1 alwuys keep
them in a convenient place, and my children!
too, are often benefited tv this, to me the
most wonuenui unu oiessru remedy ever put
And In order to clinch tho story the re.
porter inquired if she would be willing to take
her affidavit and to confirm the story beyond
all doubt, to which she readily assented.
Statu op New Yohk, I
County of Wayne, f
Mrs. Suruh L. Christian, heinir ilnlv
says that tlie foregoing statement according
to the best of her knowledge and belief H
true. jug;!. HAnAii l. Chiustian.
Hwnrn to and subscribed before mo this
17th duy of October, ltSM.
seal. . GisoniiF. D. York,
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contuin in a con
densed form all the elements necessary to give
new life and richness to the blood and re
store shuttered nerves. They are also a spe
cific for troubles peculiar to females, such as
suppressions, irregularities and all form ot
weakness. In men they effect a radical cur
in nil caws arising from mental worry, over,
work or excesses of whatever nature. Pink
Pills nre sold in boxes (never in loose bulk)
at SO cents a box or six boxes for $2.S0l ami
may lie had of all druggists, or direct by mail
from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, Sche
ncctady, N. Y.
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Posltlvelj Bimstes til Facial BlemUaatv
Azalea Face Powder Is superior to afty fast
powder ever manufactured. Used and co
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beauties, because it gives tbe best passible
effect and nnvor leaves the skin ronfn of
scaly. Price SO cents.
Thrlxofcne, Nature's Hair Grower, hi the
(rreatast uuir inr igorator of the present pro
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ant sralp are readily cured by the use of
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