The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, March 8, 1901 Page: 2 of 8
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Jone8*« Remarkable Draw.
"The most remarkable draw I
ever saw madte at poker was in &
Chicago club one night," said a well
known Chicago man the o.her day.
"There were five of us iu a little so-
cial game, with a limit of $20 and
all jackpots. A friend of mine,
v. horn. I will call Jones, was dealing.
1 was l"r. t under the guns and passed
as did nlso the two men sitting next.
The i'.i.li man—we will say him
name v. as Brown—opened the pot
for >, j. Jones didn't have the shad-
ow of a thing in his hand, but he
raised Brown $10, intending to
stand p.it ai d bluff it out. Brown
had three aces, and he came Lack
at Joiks with $10 better. Now, in
stead of laying down as a wise man
should in a ease like that, Jones de-
termined to see it through. He knew
of course that it would be useless to
ti*. and bluff, so Ire drew three to
a king and queen of spades. Brown
had drawn two cards to his aces
and had gotten a small pair. As a
bait, he led off the betting with $5.
Jones hadn't looked at h:s hand un-
til Brown U-t, and when he picked
up his cards he almost fell d'jad.
He had drawn an ace, jack and ten
cf spades, making a royal flush.
They raised each other back and
forth until one or the other had all
his money in, and when the hands
were shown down the game broke up
right there. I know it to be a fact
that Jones hasn't touched a card
from that day to this, but despite
his abstinence from gambling, he is
yet firmly convinced that forlune
will some day give him an awful
drubbing to offset such an unheard-
of-favor at her hands."
Sioal by Hi* Alma Mater.
"T beard a good war-time story the
o\?ier day, which I think has never
appeared in print," said a Boston
nan to a Washington interviewer
recently. "It will be remembered
'hat Secretary Long named a num-
ber of the auxiliary cruuers after
prominent colleges, Yale ar.d Har-
vard being among the schools thus
honored. The correspondent of a
Boston paper at Santiago was not
a graduate of either of these insti-
tutions, and he felt offended that
his alina mater had been overlooked
by the secretary of the navy. One
dark ifght this correspondent" was
returning from Kingston in his
wheezy little dispatch boat and was,
hailed by the Harvard, which was
doing picket duty. 'Boat, ahoy,
there!' sang out an officer on the.
Harvard's deck. 'This is the aux-
iliary cruiser Harvard; what vessel
is that?' 'It is, eh,' answered the
correspondent through the darkness.
'Well, this is the dispatch boat th<*
Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
ogy, and the Harvard was never in
our class' The officer on the Har-i
vard's deck was so staggered that the.
little tub with the awe-inspiring
name was well within the lines be-,
fore he had recovered sufficiently
ply further questions."'
Will Fellow i iu t'recfdent.
In the good old storv books of the
village libr...y the former farmer
bov always came home rich from the
city and boyglit the old home. It is
pleasant to note that Mr. Koekefel-
lcY has found time apart from Stan-
dard Oil and the 1 'niversity of Chi-
cago to justifv the story Tellers. H«?
too will bnv the aftcient homestead
and will be a summer boy in Tioga
M.ule the Turkeys Drunk.
A generation ago the universal
custom in Western New York was
to make the Christmas turkey as
diunk as po^ible just before he was
killel. The brandy with which the
bird was made tipsy gave a flavor
uuequaled by Ita'ian chestnuts or
tnv latter improvement' and' even the
flesh of the hardened old! gobbler be-
gums tender, . u ■ . l
HI* Tr«ml»fl 1"«"i
A Phila-.'elphi:) m n rceoiv . ;• M
jr the other day that had been re
turned to him after ten years. Th
?nvelope contained a d -liar bill, am
the circumstances connected with i
return are of a de idedly curiou
nature. Ten yrars a~o the man w
a student at For hm, j - t out
of New York. He w i- a p c
some repute, ai d ore -'a: ':i e"
dollar to the publisher of en
scure puzzle paper, i . uel in (
cago, for a year s snbscrip : n u
the college stationery. I!e n?ver i
ceived any copies of the paper, aT
wrote to know why. He was i
formed that his dollar had ne-,
reached the publi her, and the m
ter was allowed to drop. In d
time he was graduated and went in
business here. One day last we-
he received a communication fro
the college authorities, in; o ing t
long missing letter, which had be
returned to Fordham. The do
bill was intact, but 1he or'g'nal
velope had been add re ted to Ivi.
sas City instead of Chicago—a b
of thoughtlessness on his part whir
the sender can not now explai
Just where the letter l as been f
ten years is a good bit of a mys
Naval Arch Yet Possible.
New York may yet have a nan
arch, nor to Dewey alone, but to th
whole navv. The alumni of the Nt.
val academy have the matter i;
charge, and have ascertained tha
the money, amounting to abou
£200,000, which had been subscriber
for the Hewev arch, is not beyom
their reach. Admiral Dewey has
warmly seconded the scheme, saying
"1 thill ghdly give all the assist-
ance in my power.'"' The design
i3 to he practically the same as that
of the arrdi under which Admiral
Dewey rode on his return from Ma-
Greek King's Lonar Kp ?n.
The king of Greece, who was 35
years old on December 24, has reign-
ed longer than his father, the aged
kin? of Denmark. It was on March
30, 18133, that he ascended to the
thront, having been proclaimed k;ng
by the Greek national assembly,
while King Christian did not as-
cend the throne of Denmark until
the middle of the November follow-
ing. King George, who, it is hardly
necessary to recall, is the younger
brother of the Princess of Wales,
was only 18 at the time of his as-
Two Expositions Thin Year.
Buffalo will not be the only city
in the exposition business this year.
Glasgow, Scotland, has been prepar-
ing for her exposition for three
years past, and it promises to be no
small affair, in spite of the fact
that the United States will not
be officially represented. It is prob-
able that each city will suffer but
little from the rivaly of the olher
According to the growing custom the
art buildings of both expositions ara
to be permanent, and it is worth
noting that Glasgow's has been built
from the profits of her international
exposition in 1888.
Xo IMace for the "Band Boyg."
Governor Shaw of Iowa, tells
wi»h unction of an applicant for a
position in his banking house whom
he ''turned down" because the youth
"played in the band.'' "You can do
bul one thing at a time," says the
governor. "The man who has timo
to play in the band hasn't time to
be a first-class bookkeeper in a
? •' rr a-t r® of Children.
( ved a n \cl law
Vy- li.i tlAJ («CV6.0p.Uwill
of children. This provides lor a:i
interchange of city and country chil-
dren. Thus the poor classes of Ber-
lin, who can not afford family oat-
ings, are enabled to send their chil
dun to the country, and in excha ge
they receive the children f:om th
coi;i.a-y home, who are thus pro
vitied with he liberal education io.m
life affords. Reciprocal teJLh in
terest in their own prompts con id-
crate treatment of the vLning chil
dren in each home. The plan works
to successfully the intention now is
to extend it and make it interna-
tional, establishing an exchange of
children between different countries
A Familiar Remedy.
Taken dry as a powder, well wash-
ed down with copious libations of
water, salt has been used for years
as a simple home remedy The only
reason that the cure is not worse
than the disease is that it gets wash-
ed down immediately, and1 a half
teaspoonful, which is usually a dose,
is gone in a wink. One woman, well
known in New York, vows it is bet
ter than any nerve specialist, and
clings to salt now as a life-preserver.
On the chatelaine which she wears
hangs a little box filled always with
salt. Occasionally she takes a half-
spoonful, the "grains of prevention,"
she calls them.
Congressman Tartar's ciiessmea.
Congressman Taylor, who repre-
sents President McKinlev s old Ohio
district in congress, the other day
received from the Philippines a mag-
nificent set of chessmen. Each piec
is most elaborately and artistically
carved, the king and queen pieces
being six inches high. The set is
of Chinese manufacture, and is a
present from an officer now on duty
in the Philippines. Seme of the
chess enthusiasts in congress who
have seen the pieces declare they are
of the class used only by imperial
persons in China.
Yirginia papers are hopeful that
general Fitzhugh Lee will soon be
et'ired with pay sufficiently large to
cep him from want for tha remain
or of his days. One of them says:
His poverty and honor* reflect
credit upoa hi• ' y
London's Municipal Mutic.
The popularity of London's mu-
nicipal bands has grown by leaps and
bounds since they first started their
performances in 1892. The modest
3000 pounds then granted has now
had to be increased' to nearly
10,000 pound's. The sum1 set apart
for music in 1901 is 9,5000 pounds.
Last season 9.000 pounds was de-
voted to bands, and 1,045 perform-
ances were given.
The Younger Hobson's Hnzinr.
Special and particular victims of
the forms of hazing that prevail fjt
West Point are those who bear dis-
tinguished names. There is Cade
Hobson, for instance, who is a broth-
er of the hero of the Merrimac. He
was called upon to read aloud to the
upper classmen lengthy newspaper
articles describing his brother's dar-
ing achievement, and at the end of
cach paragraph to proclaim in son)-
rous tones that he had the honor of
being th hero's brother. Then he
Was ironically applauded and polite-
ly requested to go out on the street
and kiss all the lamposts. And th1
brother of his brother is said to hav<.>
gone through all this haggermug-
gery without a murmur.
Diplomat Eoster's New Distinction.
General John W. Foster^ secretary
cf state in the Harrison administra-
tion, has been elected president of
the American Bib'e Society, of
which he has been for some years a
'•V" president. He is active in ths
terian denomination and es-
pecially interested in missionary
Ti l ams Wm the Kaiser's Classmate,
Congressman John Sharp Will-
iams, of Yazoo, Miss., was a class-
mate at Heidelberg of the present
•mneror of Germany. The two were
frVnds, and Mr. Williams is still as
auiuirer <x£ Uja kUMf.
Galllnrer's Son a Monk.
Brother Leo will be the name by
which after January 25 Yv'i.lLni
Gallinger, the eldest son of the sena-
tor from New Hampshire, will 1»3
known to the religious world of thi
Episcopal church. On that date h s
novitiate will begin in Order of the
Atonement at the monastery at
Graymore, three miles distant from
Gamson-on-the Hudson. At the
end of two years Brother Leo wLl b«
formady ordained a priest of tue
Episcopal chuTch, and af.er that
date Father Leo will go out upon
his choitn work as a missionary.
»- ♦ —
Mil's Advice to Hill.
Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese m n-
ister, was in Albany, N. Y., the otner
day and while there met David B.
Hill at a reception. "Where are
vour wife and children ?" saicl the
Oriental. Dave confusedly answer-
ed that he was- a bachelor. "Wrong,
wrong," said the diplomat. "You
bachelors should be taxed for re-
maining fjingle and the older you are
the higher you' should be taxed."
This idea was liberally applauded by
all the married men present, thus
adding much to the ex governor s
Xen ZeaianJer Bras;* of His Connlry,
"People in the United States are
apt to believe," an Auckland man
now touring this country remarked
the other day, "that New Zealand
is one of the out-of- the way p.aces
of the world. So I suppxe it is, go
far as distance is concerned, but we
have kept pretty well up w.th the
times. We have more thun 3000
miles of railroad a d about all the
modern improvements. It will sur-
prise you perhaps to learn that New
Zealand is more of a white man's
country thai* is the Uni ed Sta.es.
There are ab:ut 700,000 BrUii-h sub-
jects on the is-land, and not more
than 70,000 natives. I believe the
proportion of negroes in the United
States is greater than this. We have
one of the most delightful climates
in the world, comparable only to that
of Italy. The mean temperature in
the summer is 63 degrees, and in
winter not lower than 43."
One of Boss Tweed's old pals says,
with considerable emphasis, that
there is not a word of truth in Bish-
op Potter's statement concerning
that diamond suspender button.
Still, as the Boston Herald suggests,
what's the use of resorting to the
iconoclastic trick of spoiling a gool
story with a moral?
♦- « ♦ —
Many Flair Factories.
There are thirty flag factories in
the United States. They have an
invested capital of $12,000,000, and
pay in wages nearly $400,000 an-
nually. The majority are situated
in New York State. The others are
in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania,
Louisiana and South Carolina.
Eight years ago the silver produc-
tion of Colorado was worth six times
the ■ tfalue of the gold production
Last year the gold production was
two and a half times the value of
'.he silver. Colorado is now pro-
ducing anually more than $20,000,
COO of gold.
Washington's Mrs. Malaprop, i
is related, who is very rich and ver
prominent in society, by the way
was talking about the dip'omalic
reception. "I like to meet them d1 p
loinats," she said, "!but it is very
hard to talk to some of them withouc
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THE CONNECTING LINK
Central Texas, California and f.'nv
Waoo, Cisco and El Pace.
Passing through the SWITZKRL.V5 i >
America for Scenery, and EOVJ
for fertility of soil and productiven. K-
in cotton, corn and cerea's.
Farm Lands in different Counties ano
Town Lota in different Towns for sale.
WHILE THE DEVELOPMENT HAS HT3EK
GREAT along the line of this ftreat thorough'
fare, the possibilities ot the future car
scaroely be foretold, taking Into r.,on-".M->
tlon all its essentials of ere,,: t
mate is salubrious and hca-i'r.i•
lng water in abundance. AIhhjsi
product known to the use of nriun can be
produced; and all that tends to the comfort
and happlnese of mankind Is found In
abundance along the line.
Forlnforma tlon concerning lands and lo's
C. C. GIBBS, Land Commissioner,
San Antonio, Tbx*s
For Information concerning «ates, etc
call on or address:
W. F. McMILLIN,
Acting G. F. and P. Agent,
Or R. M. COX,
Trav. Freight and Passenger Agt.,
Vice-President and Gen'l Manager,
mail and express.
No 1 West hound 3:2(5 p. m.
No. 2 East bound, 9:20 a. m.
No. 7 Wesi bound, 4:49 p. in-.
No. 8 East buund, 10.36 a. ni.
E. Blair, agent.
Thefts From the Bier Hotel*.
^ TKp manager of one of the largest
Eastern hotels was talking about
the tiiioYing tendencies of he pub-
lic li, general. "J don't care to say
just how much money is represented
by the articles stolen from this ho-
tel in the course of a year," he said,
and if I did, you probably would
not believe me. These things ramje
all the way from napkins aud towels
to siherware and expensive china.
Traveling salesmen and theatrical
people are the worst: They dont
seem to consider it stealing, but if
it isn t downright larcenv I don't
know what it is. They probably re-
gard themselves as souvenir hunters.
W c have to keep a close watch on
college students, too. The.e fellows
think it very smart to decora.e their
rooms with stolen artie'es, and they
den t care much whe:her it is barber,
po'e or an expensive pie.e of hotel
fuvcr. If the nunie of the hotel
n marked on the ar.L.e, much
■-.e hcuer from their p.j at o. vie.v.
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