The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, March 21, 1896, Image 6

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; 116 OUTFIELDER DOWD. SKETCH OF A NOTED FIGURE IN THE BASEBALL WORLD. Thorns& .1. Llowd. the llard-ilittine Out - deader of the St. Louis Club. ilas Mule a Brilliant Record for Himself !Lae Clayed Many Games. HOMAS J. DOW!), the hard hitting and speedy outfielder of the St. Louts team, of the National League and Amer -- c a n Association, was horn April 2.0, 1870, at Holyoke, Mass., and his fel- low towusmen con- sidered him an ex- traordinary player when he made his mark there as an amateur. His profes- sional career began in 1890, when he joined the Boston team, of the Players' League. In 1891 he was engaged by the Washington club, of the American As- sociation, and took part that season in one hundred and nine championshid games, one hundred and one of which he played at second bee. When the American Association und the Na- tional League were corrsolidated, dur- ing the winter of 1891-1892, and the Wagners got control of the Washington club, Dowd was re-engaged for the sea- son of 1892, taking part that year in one hundred and forty-one championship eontests. filling various infield and out- field positions,. which included second and third bases, shoet stop and the out- field. The ,most of hilt work was done at second base, in which position he took , part in ninty-five championship games. In 1893 he was engaged by President Von der Abe for his St. Louis team, taking part that season In one hunered and thirty-one contests, all of which he played in the outfield. He was re-engaged by the St. Louis club for the season of 1894. taking pa- t year in one hundred and en ch ms pionship games, as an outfielder. At the end of the campaign he was re- served, and he afterward signed for the season of 1895, taking part last year in one hundred and twenty-seven cham- nionship contests, one hundred and thirteen of which were played in the outfield. He ranked high both as a batsman and a fielder in the official averages of the National League and American Association during the past season. It was by chance that he was given an opportunity to demon- strate his ability aa.a batsman end a fielder. It was thought that he had lost his knack of hitting the ball, but it did not take him long to convince the man- agement that it making a great \stake In that I. He is now 2 ' THOMAS .1. DOWD. looked upon as one of the best batting outfielders In the profession, besides being a very clever base runner. THE DIAMOND. Connie Strouthers is spending the winter In Kansas City. He will not play with next season's Detroit club. Ted Sullivar. is reported to be worth over $50,000. lie Is a well-educated man and knows base ball Irons A to Z.—Ex. Adam Cuppy, a brother of George Cuppy, the Cleveland pitcher, dropped dead January 9 on the streets of Lo- gansport, Ind. \John Talleyrand Brush—Diplomat of the Diamond.\ That's what the Cin- cinnati \Gazette\ calls him. Take the money.— Ex. Manager Selee Is undecided whethe:- to play Collins or liarrington on thini' base. Harrington appears to have lb' call with Selee. Ed. Hanion's hint that John M. Ward might manage Pittsburg has brought a very prompt and emphatic denial from President Kerr. Concord Day, April 19. which has superseded Fast Day in Massachusetts, falls on Sunday next year. gee will be celebrated on the following Monday. The ilostons, as usual, will play on the day at home, and the Giants may be their visitors. Tim Murnane, in the Boston \Globe gives the new Atlantic Association lit- tle encouragement, lie is of the o - pin. ion that. It will never play a game, and says that there la \too much Denny teeing and Ted Sullivan\ for real busi- neaa. , If the two men named are not good hustlers and successful organizers, what are! they? Mr. A. J. Watts is hard at work or- ganizing an Ohio league for next sea- son. An ideal circuit, in his opinion, would he Lima. Findlay, Mansfield, Kenton. Defiance. Fremont, Canton and Marlon. Correspondence in reference to the matter can be sent to Mr. Watts. Central lines*, corner Yost street and Adonis Terry is now the oldest plteh- Central avenue, Toledo, Ohio. Mr. er In the league in point of experience. Watts Is proprietor of tiny Central lie has pitched professional hall since House. 1880. HE SISTERS ABBOTT. Two Clever Little Girl* Who Have Cap. tured New Vorkers. , The Sisters Abbott, duo, have created a favorable impression in New York theaters. The accompanying pictuee shows them in one' of their most pleas- s in ta g ge s . ketches. A somewha'. romantic story is told of their adoption of the .1n private life the twins are Beside and Jessie Picking, the name of Ale beat having been selected for the stage Its more euphonious. They were 'born not quite eighteen years ago in the northern part of New York, not far from the Canadian border. Reared in luxury and „ refinement, they did not shrink from the reverses which fol- lowed their father's death, but pluckily determined to utilize for their mother's aid those rare musical gifts which they had hitherto exhibited only at charity benefits and society functions. Going t3 New Yolic, they secured an engage- ment with Augustin Daly, and sang as chcristers in his -production of \The Fsr(sters,\ at Daly's theater. When Mr. Rice prepared \Little Christapher\ for the Garden theater he selected the sisters for a singing i?pecialty. A. M. Pt' wer, who was interested, saw them at rehearsal and strenuously objected te them. In his opinion they were only suited for drawing room enter- tainment, and he predicted their fail- ure% In extravaganza. But for just once in' his life, Mr. Palmer's judgment was mistaken. On, the opening night the Abbott sisters were the distinguishing hit among the Special features, and were recalled again and again, with tin ' TWIN SISTERS ABBOTT. greatest enthusiasm, until they had reit( heal the point of exhaustion. It was all plain sailing after that and the girls became Immensely popular. When Helen Bertram fell ill, Bessie Abbott, at an hour's notice, went on for the title role of Little Christopher, and sang and acted the part delightfully. CHICAGO CLUB WINS. A Decision Which Atottires Sunday - tiames Next Season. In the criminal court at Chicago re- cently the jury found Walter Wilmot. ex -left fielder of the Chicago base ball club, not guilty of plying ball on Sun- day. The stilt was one of several brought by the Sunday International League against Captain Anson and other players. The jury decided that no breach of the peace was committed, and therefore fined against the players were unwarranted. This case is the outcome of arrests made lastesemmer on warrants sworn out by the Sunday Observance League, headed by Dr. Clark. Ilhe cases were heard about two weeks afterwards by a suburban justice, who levied a small fine on the prisoners, and as it was supposed at the time discharged them for good. At any rate, the club con- tinued playing Sunday ball and were never molested. President Jaws Hart said at the time that the cases were all settled, that the club had won, that they wofild con- tinue 'playing Sunday during the bal- ance of the season, which they did. Whether they would engage in Sunday ball this season he could not say at the time, but thought they would.not, as Captain Aason and a majority of the club wereigainst it. The decision th s made at late. (lay assures -Sunday games in Mem) for next season.' FULLER COMING BACK. The Beautiful Serpentine Ban, cr Will Be Seen In \Nislome.\ hole Fuller is coining to New York again for a brief stay to show us the marvellous dances of her latest suc- cess, \Salome of which the French and English papers have said so much LOIE FULLER. In the latSt year, says the New York World. \La hole,\ as she is affection- ately called in Perim, Is one of the fav- ored and very select few among the artists of the amusement world whose meryteer are always competed for by the greatest managers of the eorld, and who nienye command an almost table Ions remuneration. _ POOR MAX LEB ITI)v I\ he was drawn in the conscript and BROWN'S HIS I a private deter, there are still enough millions DEATH WAS DUE TO RiGto lo make the actress one of the richest FRENCH DISCIPLINE. , women in Europe. How grotesque a part money plays in this grim comedy of life and death. It was with the money of his father, an enormously rich manufaeturer, that poor, silly Max, who -es the 'youngest of the family, con- trived to achieve world-wide fame as a gilded fool. It wrs that wealth that, when perferce a private in the service of the republic, debarred him from be- ing treated with common humanity, such as would have been accorded to the meanest peasant. As a soldier his country paid him 1 sou per day. And as an invalid he could not obtain proper treatment. Yet he could afford to leave the woman he loved many times a nfil- Bonaire. Ills Actress Sweetherrt Blew to Ills Deathbed lig IStpoia As Sim Learned That the 1n.t Wi,,\ ear - she DID Inherit Biscay Paris Letter.% OOR little Max Le- baudy! Now thin he is dead, no one has aught but kind- ly words for him. How changed is the sentiment since a year or two ago, when he was devis- ing idiotic means of dissipating his patrimonial mil- lions! But many things have happened since then. He has suffered. Nay, he has fallen a victim to the insensate malignancy and avarice of politicians and blackmailers. At their door lies his blood, just as surely as if they had assassinated him with clubs and knives. And more important still—supremely important, as enlisting the sympathies ef the volatile Parisian public—is the romance that enveloped his last hours and, touched, with the red gleam of tragedy, transfigures the memory of poor, foolish, extravagant, warm-heart- ed \Sugar Bowl\ Lebaudy. All the world loves a lover; Paris simply adores one. And Max Lebaudy was a lover. Withal his inamorata was a wo- man of force, Of fame, of gracious charnel. if not of genius. And little Max Lebaudy loved her throughout all the vicissitudes of his short and tur- bulent career—loved her in his latter M A RI E LOUISE MARSY. - - days of illness and persecution with the clinging fondness of a tender-hearted and misunderstood boy. And in dying he left her that which had failed to shield him from a cruel fate—his for- tune. Did she love him? As to that Mlle. Marsy may keep 'tier own counsel. Per- haps some hint of her feelings may be discerned in this letter, which she has just written:' \I can do n more than tell you the terrible news. My poor. dear little pa- tient diee at :45 last evening, after having suffer terribly. His youth had gained t e victory over the ty- phoid fever. Since yesterday evening the fever had abated. But congestion of the lungs supervened. At 2 o'clock, when I reached the hospital. he was breathing freely, and no longer com- plained of pains in the head. He was quiet, but his temperature was very low (35 degrees). I gave him some tea and rubbed him with ammonia. 1 fought against death for him for two hours. But the disease made frightful progress; he was literally suffocating. His brother and I sent for the chaplain and the last sacraments were admints- tered at 4 o'clock. At 4:30 he had an attack of syncope, and I thought all was over. But I still dept up the strug- gle. We put cups to him; we gave him air by opening his mouth, and stimu- lated his breathing by artificial res- piration. All, however, was unavailing, and I closed his eyes at 7:45 o'clock, after having heard his stertorious breathing for seven hours. Poor boy! I had, at any rate, the consolation of being able to stay with him to the last, thanks to the kindness of the chief surgeon at the hospital. Such were his last hours on earth. Now, what- ever you may write respecting him, I wish to let you know that my poor friend forgave all who hall done him harm, He was the victim of injustice. but he forgave it Such were the last instructions he gave Me a few days ago when he spoke to me for the last time, and I am very anxious that no one should he attacked. \MARIE LOUISE MARSY.\ Mlle. Mare) , and Max hehamly were to have been married if he had lived long enough. From a fluenclal point of view, she will not suffer by reason of his untimely death. The young man's share In his father's esoite amouhta to $5,400,000. Although he succeeded In getting rid of a great deal of money be - As for Mile. Many it is probable that her association with the Comedie Fran- caise, including her dividends and her salary, do not yield her over $5,000 a year. The actress lives in a small house—the Villa Fanny, just outside Amelle-les-Bains—on the Palalda roads. It is a charming, secluded spot, sur- rounded by thick woods. It was here that Max Lebaudy spent his last day, after the military authorities were at length (but too late) aroused to the crit- ical condition of his health, long since undermined by the rigorous discipline and brutal•neetect under which he had suffered in the army. He lived in the military hospital, near his sylvan re- tirement, very simply. Most of his • time was spent in driving through the country roads with Mlle. Marsy. He desired no other companionship. Many were the friends from Paris who pre- sented their cards at the Villa Fanny and the hospital, but all were politely turned away. Mr. Lebaudy was too to receive. - -- -seeeeees e _ MAX LEBAUDY.. And so he was the poor little \Sugar Bowl!\ It was a wreck, nothing more, that the military authorities had yield- ed tip for a brief spell to the care of Mlle. Marsy. lie was a wan shadow of his former self, thin emaciated victim of rabid socialists and scheming black- mailers, with his hollow cheeks, his tremeling hands and his frightened and pleading eyes. And he did not forget the WOPS of others, though perhaps less fortunate than himself. Time and again hesent money to the mayor of Amelie- les-ilaing to be distributed among the poor of the commune. Mlle. Marty nurred him devotedly. She never left his side. And so efficacious were her ministrations, and the balmy air of the place, that the boy gathered,_ more strength than he had known for months. That was his undoing. When :the track of the velodrome at Amelle-les- Rains bad been repaired at his own ex- pense, he could not forbear to ride a bicycle once more—an amusement of white) he had always been passionate- ly fond—and then, the sporting spirit reasserting itself, he entered into a match race, with pacemakers, with an- other cyclist. For an hour he pedalled madly round the track. Then, after the race was over, he returned to the Villa Fanny, but had hardly entered the door when he fainted in Mlle. Mar- sy'a arms. And Max Lebandy'a perse- cutors? It in at least satisfactory to know that the first few of what may prove a large crop of arrests of black- mailing journalists and others impli- cated in his ill treatment are already an Industry In the South. The total number of new Industrie% reported as having been organized or Incorporated In the southern states for the year 11(95 WAS 2,161. In the year 1894 the whole number reported was 2,298. In I893, 2,251; In 1892. 2.438, and In 1891, 2.713. As will be geen, the average of the five years has been fairly well maintained In 1895. A Doom In Florida. Florida is on the verge of n big boom in tobacco growing, according to all in- dications. There are fully roo tee m_ cationg for seed tobacco On Me In the Florida state department of agricul- ture, and tobacco growers' associations are being formed in almost et cry coun- ty in the state linth cigar and ping tobacco are to be grown. AFFINITY. UDGING from ap- pearaaces, you would never have thought that Mr. Elliot Brown was the poet who wrote the exquisite verse which appeared oc- casionally in the periodicals. He did not wear a Byron collar or flowing neckscalls nor were his locks left to flow in luxurious profusion about his shoulders. In point of fact, he had no luxurious profusion of hair to flow, be- ing considerably bald, in consequence of a bad habit he had contracted of wearing his hat in his counting -room. Short and decidedly stout,without the slightest , tinge of melancholy in his ex- pression, he did not have one outward sign of being a poet, yet proved he was a true one by writing only when his muse fairly thrust the pencil between his fingers, and what he then produced was well worth reading. Being a country -bred man, he sung mostly of rural scenes, of songs of birds, the changing seasons, the wild flowers' beauty and kindred subjects, and, com- ing direct from the heart as his verses did, with their charming wild flavor and the breeziness of hill and field breath- ing through every line, no wonder they appealed to the heart and touched it as more studied and artificial poetry, be it ever so fine, can never do. At the age of 45, having amassed a comfortable fortune in the banking business,he retired and gave himself up ta the true enjoyment of life with his wife and fanally, the latter consisting of two young sons and a daughter of 19. About this time he began a small vol- ume, which he called \Rural Treas- ures,\ which he finished in six months' time, working only, as has been said, when muse -inspired. The little vol- ume attained an instant popularity, which surprised its publishers, who did not understand how it had caught the public's favor. But many a city man, who had been born and raised in the country, knew and understood the charm of the book, and wiped away the tears which started unbidden at the memories awakened by such simple verses as \Wading in the Stream,\ \The Old Schoolhouse,\ and \The Early Violet.\ After' its publication Mr. Elliot Brown's mail became so heavy, be- tween autograph letters, flattering friends and begging epistles, he laugh- ingly declared that he must hire an amanuensis. To earn money tor a pet charity his daughter Emily eagerly begged for the position and spent the early morning hours attending to his correspondence in her father's hand- some library. During a temporary absence of his young amanuensis, Mr. Brown again attended to his mall and one day found a letter which particularly pleased him. He was above plain, unadulterated flat- tery, but this letter, while flattering, I \ ' .- t INTRODUCED TO MISS LEHIGH. praised his book in a subtle', delicate veiled manner in language as choice and elegant as if borrowed --as per- chance it was—from the pages of an old manual of polite correspondence. As the writer, Miss Annabel Lehigh. gave her address in Boston, and begged for art autograph letter from him, the poet wrote a short note thank- ing her for her kind praise. In a few days he received another letter from her In which she confessed that she, too, had been scorched by the flames of the divine fire of poetry and begged him to pass judgment upon some lines inclosed. The lines were, to say the least, excellent. and, while they had a familiar ring in Mr. Brown's mental ear. AS If he hart read something very like them in some long forgotten vol- ume, he could not believe the gentle writer guilty of plagiarism, and wrote commending her verses. This called forth so Immediate an answer, with more poems to he criti- cised, that Mr. Brown was atartled. and yet, having fallen into the correspond- ence, scarce knew how to extricate him- self, so at the end of the month, the limit set for his daughter's visit, he bad quite a packet of letters from Miss An- nabel. Singularly enmesh, he had neglected telling his wife of the affair, but de- termined to take Emily Into his confl- dense, especially as he knew she would! discover the matter for herself. The determination was strengthened by the receipt of a lengthy missive from Miss Annabel, in which, after declaring that her heart told her that he was not only yoting foul handsome, but unmarried and waiting yearningly for his affinity, she boldly de,-lare.1 herself that 'Oln- ey and had. , him fly to her arms. Mr. Brown had not expected any such sweetie:Won to arise end Was truly alarmed It was, therefore, with a /puling of relief that he abate! his burden onto MISS Emily's shapely shoulder -a. She being blessed With 11 i keen Renee of humor. eat only nu , ludicrous side of the affair, blamed her father just as little as he deserved for falling Into the net spread fur his un- wary feet and p: omised to help hint out. \Deal gently with her, dear,\ he begged. \She is evidently young and romantic and has given too free reins to her fancy.\ \Trust me not to be rude, my dear father,\ replied Emily, and betook her - pelf to her pleasant tattle while Mr. Brown, with a lightened heart, went down to Tiffany's to buy an appropri- ate reward for her kind services. This is what she wrote: \My Dear Miss Lehigh: My father has asked me to answer your letter, as he is on the point of departing, egainst medical advice, for the country to wit- ness the marriage of his favorite grand- child. Being quite feeble and suffer- ing with a distressing form of gout, be will, therefore, be unable now or at any future time to accept your kiwi in- vitation to fly to your arms. \Trusting you will succeed in finding a more available affinity in,the near fu- ture, I am, sincerely, \EMILY L. BROWNS' A few weeks later Mr. and Mrs. Brown made a visit to Boston and at a reception, the poet was introduced to Miss Annabel Lehigh, in whom he dis- covered a maiden who, while not yet in the sere and yelloW leaf, hail passed the age when marriage, as the statisticians tell us, may be regarded as an acute possibility. They were mutually shocked, but Miss Annabel, recovering first, wee about to address some cutting remarks to the poet, when Mrs. Brown appeared on the scene, and fearing from his expression that her husband was about to have an attack or faint- ness, to which he was subject, hurried him into the open air. Miss Lehigh was left to gaze- with scorn at the retreating form of him whom she fondly hoped might be her affinity. Whether she ever found the right one Mr. Brown never learned. But one thing he did learn,' and that was that Miss Annabel had culled her poetic gems, making a few changes of words, from an eerie volume of Tennystnes poems. Gallery of Human Curios. The initial steps have been taken in an enterprise which, when completed, will give the American Museum of Nat- ural History a collection unique of its kind. The idea is to have model fig- ures representing at least one typo from every race of human beings on the globe. Such a vast undertaking will, of course, take years to coneum- mate and can only be carried on by degrees. The old Wood hall, where specimens of American wood are shown, will con- tain the specimens. Dr. Boaz, professor of anthropology to the museum, has already plaster casts and measurements of faces, hands and feet of a number of Indian tribes of the North Pacific coast and a few models of some of the Brit- ish Columbia Indians will be ready next week. Special attention will- be paid to the aborigines of this continent and there are now nine museum at- taches busy taking measurements of aboriginal tribes west of the Rockies. Plaster casts will be taken of the faces, hands and feet and photographs of the whole figure, full face and profile, and exhaustive measurements will be made of the physique. With these data to work upon a plaster figure will be cast and then clothed in the costume of the native represented. The figures will not be shown merely standing up but groups will be designed showing the mode of life and occupation of the different races.—New York World, Parrots Spread Consumption. Paris is troubled by the fear that parrots spread consumption. Some par- rots brought from Brazil died two years ago or a mysterious disease resembling consumption, and recently severil per- sons at Versailles and Maissons-latflitte have died of what seems to he the same disease. HINTS OF ALL SORTS. A dish of water placed in a hot ovel. where pies. cakes, or puddings are be- ing baked will prevent them from scorching. Old leather can be made to look like new by applying a coat of French pol- ish with a camel's hair brush. The skin of fruit should never be eat- en. not because they are not palatable or digestible or 'are unhealthful iu themselyea, hat on account of the thin- gor arising from microbes, which may have penetrated into the covering of the fruit. A ( ement for mending broken glass or china is made by dissolving half an ounce of rem arable in a winegia.ana of boiling water and Adding enough plaster of Paris to make a thick paste. Apply it with a brush to the edges tic thp broken parts. Hold the pieces carefully together until the cement. has hardened witnciently for them to ad - 'here. If the article to be mkniled Is broken in several pieces. t14 not at- tempt to cernt•tit t neennd pi 'e before the first has thoroughly he tenet!. - A teeter] cough mixture re lpe comes fri.m an English lady. It palatable and very effertnal. Boil breve large lemons in water seven in lutes, drain or( the water and slice' t lemons 1111 thin as possible. Pia tht'tt In an earth- en bowl with one poitn0 of the beat brown sugar and gland the bowl on the stove until the mixeire is at boil- ing point Then draw to the back of the stove and let the mixture simmer three hours Remove front the fire, and when It has Jewel half an hour add entail taidespeonful of oil of 14(4st al- monds It Is to be used warm. Stir and take In teaspoonful (Innen as long as needed. In the very same moment that a man entoes God, he begins to believe the la v rev yet tan st • all cul bu mu in. hi: 011 lull CO bit ab ra tr• sit ei h to Y g b. 1.1

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