The Tribune--Democrat. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 43, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 13, 1895 Page: 3 of 8

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omot hlng About Miller, the Ilea
Hitter of t*ie Cincinnati Club—(i
Mchafer "FlyinK High" at the Hub
Kellea an a Scrapper.
hard hitting batter
and clever outfielder
of the Cincinnati
„•, Club, of the Natlon-
Z? al League and
American Assocla-
'WL& tlon, was born Sep-
* • tember 10 1868. at
Oil City, Pa., com-
menced playing ball
at an early age, and
made such rapid strides that he was of-
fered and accepted his first professional
engagement before he was 19 years old.
It was with the Bradford, Pa.. Club, for
the season of 1887, and he made such a
reputation for himself while with that
team that he was engaged by the Buf-
falo Club of the International As^oci i-
tlon, and finished the season with the
latter team. In 18S8 Miller signed with
the Lima Club of the Trl-State League,
taking part that season in eighty cham-
pionship contests, and he ranked well
up as a batsman and fielder In the offi-
cial averages of that organization. In
1889 he was a member of the Canton
team, of the American Association, and
part that season In one hundred and
one championship contests, and ranking
sixth In batting and third as a center
fielder In the official averages of that
league. His excellent work attracted
attention of Manager Barnle, who
Pitcher Killen ohould be severely cen- j
surod for striking Wilson, of the New
Yorks, for a purely unintentional spik-
ing In sliding to the plate. Hundreds
of players have been spiked by sliding
opponents and Injured much worse than
he without even taking offense at the
man who did it. The trouble with Kil-
len Is that he considers himself a scrap-
per and is looking for fight all the time.
Like all of that sort he will get It sooner
or later.
T. E. S.
\ Section Wlier
Hail Is the Chief
i WmJr
The correspondent of the Cincinnati
"Times-Star," who made the Eastern
trip with the Reds, is stuck on New
England as a has*' ball center. Writing
from Boston, he said:
i "Base ball easily take precedence over
any other sport in this, the Hub of the
Universe. Horse racing is something
entirely foreign to the seekers for out-
door amusement, and for that reason
there is really no division of attendance
on these.two greatest of sports, for the
simple reason that only one of them
flourishes here. This portion of Massa-
1 chusetts supports more base ball clubs
i than any other portion of the United
States. With a Boston team in the Na-
tional League Providence, Fall River.
I Lynn, Lowell, Haverhill, Lawrence and
other cities located within an hour's
lido of the City of Culture, represented
in th > Eastern league, New England
Association or X. w England League,
the Hubbiti > can get all the base ball
they can possibly stand, in spite of this
superabundance <>f t arns, all appear to
i>o doing well. The Boston Club has a
j solid support that nets a nice surplus
over expenses to all clubs visiting here.
Providence is a good ball town, and
j with a fair club would turn out more
money than Louisville In the National
Captain Anson bids fair to win a few
of his annual bets this year.
The once-noted catcher. Charlie Hoov-
er, is now with Jacksonville.
Hawley has shut out three teams—
Boston. New York and St. Louis.
Tim Murnane growls because Nyoe
is weak on grourtd balls to his left.
The Kansas City Club has signed a
Chicago pitcher named Frank Dennis.
Bostonese complain of a lack of gin-
ger in a majority of the Boston team.
Of the new Pittsburg players Cling-
man excels in fielding and Cross in bat-
Pitcher Phillips, of Cincinnati, at-
| tributes his loss of effectiveness to over-
i training.
A Promenade Costumo — Dreasea In
White—A Model in I'ique—General
News and (ioasip of IntercNt to l)auieft
and Damsels.
was then in charge of the Baltimore
team, of the American Association, and
at the close of the Tri-State League
championship season he (Barnle) en-
gaged Miller for his Baltimore team.
In 1890 Miller joined the Evansvllle Club,
of the Inter-State League,West, and his
gr^at work both at the bat and in the
field that season attracted the atten-
tion of President Von der Ahe, of the
St. Louis Browns, of the American As-
sociation. who obtained his release, and
Miller finished the season with the
Browns. During the season of 1891 Mil-
ler retired from the diamond, but re-
turned to it in the spring of 1892, when
he accepted an engagement with the
Rockford Cluh. of the Illinois and Iowa
League, beginning the season with its
team, but finished it with the Green
Bay, Wis., team. In 1893 Miller went
South and joined the Nashville Club,
of the Southern League. During the fol-
lowing winter D. A. Long was given the
Toledo franchise by the Western
League, and, in making up his team he
selected Miller as one of his players,
having seen him while with the Nash-
vllles, during the preceding season,
when he (Long) controlled the Charles-
ton Club of the Southern League. Mil-
ler took part In one hundred and twen-
ty-five championship contests during
the season of 1894 * and ranked nine-
teenth in batting in a field of one hun-
dred and thirty-eight players, according
to the official averages of the Western
League for last year. Miller was one of
a number of players picked out last fall
by Manager Charles A. Comiskey for
this year's Cincinnati team, and his
good work thus far shows that Manager
Comiskey made no mistake in his selec-
George Schaefcr, who played third
base for the old Boston champions, is
now one of the sporty boys of Boston.
He deals cards and tells stories with
equal facility. He believes that the
modern system of carrying 15 to 20 play-
ers per team is not only costly but con-
ducive to "soldiering."
If there is one thing that ball players
like to see more than another, it is their
batting averages in a newspaper. Field-
ing averages go for nothing compared
with batting averages and no matter
how low a player's fielding average is.
so long as his batting is above the 300
mark he is satisfied.
The New York Club has renewed its
offer of $10,000 for McKean and Burkett
of the Cleveland Club, but President
Robinson still refuses to let the players
go. The St. Louis Club refused a simi-
lar offer for Breltenstein and Ely. The
New York team will now be played
without further changes.
President Young has ruled that re-
leases must be confirmed by the Presi-
dents of the clubs in addition to a man-
ager's notice. This is the only safe-
guard to keep a manager from tearing
down the property or franchise. The
National Board years ago in dispute
over Manager Watkins made substan-
tially the same ruling.
If ex-Captain Ward had taken re-
verses as hard as Captain Davis does he
would never have left the field with as
glorious a reputation as he did.—New
York Exchange. The cases are not par-
allel. Ward had Talcott on his staff
and was manager In all that the name
implies in good luck or bad luck. Per-
haps things would have gone just as
hard with Ward as with Davis under
the Freedman regime.
The New York press Is anything but
united in its support of the New York
Club. President Freedman made a mis-
take at the very beginning by his ad-
ministration of playing newspaper fav-
orites. The Herald, Sun, and World are
great papers, but the other papers all
have more or less circulation and in-
fluence, and their active opposition or
even passive hostility is not to be court-
ed or underrated.
He Rccame an Actor Through an Ac-
cident Ten Years Ago.
Milton Aborn, whose picture is print-
ed below, has been a very busy, very
patient and very clever worker for a
good many years. He was born on
May 18, 1864. and at the age of twenty-
one he undertook the direction of John
A. Stevens' play. "The Unknown," for
one season. During the following sea-
son Mr. Aborn managed W. A. Mes-
tayer's "Tourists." One of the members
of this troupe was taken suddenly ill,
and Mr. Aborn was impressed into the
part. The accident was a fortunate
one, because it made him apparent that
he had more ability as an actor than as
a manager. Following the cue just
given, Mr. Aborn entered the comic op-
era field, accepting an engagement as
leading comedian and stage manager at
the munifkent salary of $15 per week.
He has never since left comic opera.
He started with the Acme Opera Com-
pany, from which lie went into the Na-
tional Id' als, and then, in the fall of '87,
he joined the forces of B. F. Keith, the
continuous performance magnate, who
had. among other things, originated the
idea of uniting comic opera to vaude-
ville in an unbroken show. Mr. Aborn
remained with Mr. Keith until a few
months ago, when he resigned to put
his own company on a tour, which has
only recently ended. During this asso-
ciation with the Keith forces Mr. Aborn
was director of the opera company,
staging all of its productions, supervis-
ing rehearsals, and performing three
times daily In the leading comedy role.
Proof of his indefatigable industry is
afforded in the fact that the company
changed its bill each week throughout
the season. The opera company also
tlon shown in the
Initial represents a
promenade costume
In butter - colored
c r e p o n ondule
which I saw at the
salon in the Champs
Elysees, The bod-
ice, which was
slightly full, opened
in the front, turning
back with two large
white batiste revers, edged with Valen-
ciennes lace and finished with two largo
white pearl buttons on either side. The
chic little front or gllet was in accor-
dion pleats of white chiffon, upon which
there were two half vesre resting of
moss green velvet, edged with tiny gold
buttons, producing a most distingue ef
feet. The hat was In Panama straw, of
the same tone as the dress, trimmed
with a cluster of shaded mauve orchids
and foliage, its back being t timed up
and finished with large bows of moss
green ribbon. Hats are generally so
covered with flowers that they might be
called "flower gardens." Cornflowers
have followed roses in favor. At a noted
modiste's in the Rue de la Palx, I saw
many pretty toques, which are still
worn, although there are so many enor-
mous hats to the fore. One was of gold
tissue, chiffonnee, with a large aigrette
and small bunches of roses at each cor-
ner. Another was in straw in "mousse
farini," the front slightly turned up in
the form of a sabot, very simple but ef-
fective, owing to tha bunch of green
Dresses in White.
Now that everybody is wearing whit«
befrilled with lace and betucked, for
cuffs, collars, fronts, and whole dresses,
remember that only delicate work and
fine material is in good taste. Don't
be attracted by the cheaper effects.
They cannot fail to advertise their
cheapness and seem plainly to be un-
couth efforts to ape an extremely
dainty fashion. There can be no vul
garity about a simple dress made of
the cheapest print If color and clean-
lines combine to make g;ood taste, but
One T.Ike That Shown In the Picture
Can He ltullt for 93,300—Description
of the Interior— Two Story and Hasc-
(Copyright, 1893, by the Co-operative
Building Plan Association.)
■j the times unquei-
>■* tlonable indicate
that the people of
this country are
about to enjoy an-
other era of great
prosperity as "tide
of business is ris-
ing with great
rapid i t y." The
country has all the
elements of Increasing growth and con-
tinuing production of wealth. Any
long continued period of improductive
inertia is impossible in America. The
forcing of issues in politics the "tug
of war" between opposing factions, the
stress of contest between men who hon-
<* 5-
attic, with space for more rooms in the
attic. As the second floor plan pro-
vides for more closet room than is
usually required, it is suggested that
the three closets grouped in the center
of the house be omitted. The floor
space tlius acquired may be combined
with the dressing room, thus provid-
ing another bed-room, which would be
8 ft. G in. by 14 ft. in size. Special feat-
ures: The dominating features, the
windows, the dormers, the veranda and
veranda posts of this exterior may be
said to be colonial. Shingling the sec-
ond story and gables, now become
quite popular, was copied from a colon-
ial style. The polygonal bays of the
dining-room and the bed-room above
make the two rooms referred to un-
usually attractive. But there is no
lack of air and light for any of the
rooms. Cost: For localities where
prices for materials and labor are
about the same as the New York prices,
when thread lace and linen lawn are
imitated coarsely the effect cannot fall
of being unpleaslng. Black and white
will always be a lovely combination for
summer wear, and never were light
silks in closely run, alternate strlpea
of black and white more popular than
now. Charming variations are madfl
by combining skirts of the silk with
m ?.
A PC n • TKT ^ %W/Jk
estly hold conflicting views, all this has
done much to promote the public wel-
fare. We are a great nation now—we
shall be greater when the majority
sit by their hearthstones. The sordid
toil of life has its obverse side in the
happy homestead. During pros-
perous times, and especially at the
commencement of prosperous times, be-
fore the prices for materials and labor
become inflated, the building of houses
of moderate cost will certainly prove
to be profitable .ventures. When an
American makes money he is pretty
sure to provide an attractive and coin-
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ears of corn, raised high above the
point of the sabot. A band of prune
rosee velvet surrounds the crown, ter-
minating behind In a somewhat large
paste buckle.—Paris Letter.
A Model In Piqne.
Russia linen Is more in vogue than
ever, partly because string color is ac-
cepted as the best taste In summer out-
ing and informal gowns. The rougher
and coarser the linen the better. It is
made in severe tailor fashion as to
skirt, strapped seams being quite in
harmony. The usual bodice is a blouse
enjoyed the distinction of dedicating
five theaters of Mr. Keith's—the Gaiety
Opera House in Providence, R. I.; the
Bijou in Boston. Mass.; the Bijou in
Philadelphia, Pa.; the New Union
Square in New York city, and Anally,
Mr. Keith's palatial new theater in Bos-
ton. Mr. Aborn is married to a non-
First Match a Draw.
On the 10th of last month the interna-
tional hockey match between lady play-
ers of England and Ireland was duly de-
cided at Brighton. In a quiet and semi-
private way a great deal of Interest was I
taken In It. Although individual play
was frequently brilliant, there was a '
lack of combination, which Is so essen-
tial in hockey. It says much for the I
good defenie on both sides that no goal
was scored. Thus the first international
match has ended in a draw.—English* j
The Des Moines Club has released
Pitcher Al. Mauck. He has Joined the
St. Joseph team.
front, made very loose, with at least
three box plaits forming baggily, the
center one hanging deeply over the
belt. Such dresses are always self-
trimmed, though they may be lined
with any brilliant silk. Tans, too, will
have summer favor and light stuffs in
these shades are made up very daintily.
One model Is shown In pique. Its godet
skirt banded with embroidery. The
•klrt may be left plain if desired and be
equally correct. The bodice Is made
very full and is supplied with triple
epaulets, each edged with embroidery.
black chiffon bodices, trimmed with
narrow runnings of white lace. One
very stylish example had a bodice of
black chiffon covered with rows of
horizontally set white lace and the ef- j
feet was at once unique and charming. I
A tiny and faint figure of color in
white goods generaly adds daintiness I
to it, a fact that seems to have im- 1
pressed itself on manufacturers this !
season, for such fabrics are very abun-
dant. They make up very prettily and
are especially attractive when made to
display some new feature of cut or ac-
cessory. A dress is shown herewith
made from white batiste figured with
pale blue. Its skirt may be lined with
white satin, or lining and batiste can
form two skirts, the former being a
little shorter than the latter. The bod-
ice has fitted lining and hooks in back,
the batiste being draped in rich folds
in front and forming a bow near the
shoulders at the corners of the cut-out.
The 1830 sleeves are tucked at the top
and the garniture consists of pale blue
satin ribbon. Though simply made of
inexpensive stuffs, this dress is very at-
tractive, being at once cool and stylish,
the low neck and tightly fitted shorn,
ders stamping it as of the newest.
Fashion Notes.
A dainty little bonnet is of puffed
chiffon over a passementerie edge. The
crown Is of passementerie and the trim-
ming is of ostrich tips.
Bead garniture of a rich and elab-
orate sort Is becoming a rage. There la
no handsomer trimming made, and It
rarely stays out of favor for any
length of time.
The little close bonnet fitting the head
and occupying but little more space
than a headdress Is much liked. A
handsome model is made of box-plaited
velvet, with three full ostrich tips.
Velvet sleeves and soft belts are worn
with dresses of extremely thin mate-
rial. A dress of embroidered chiffon
over silk has enormous puffs of velvet
for sleeves and a soft belt set on in
corselet fashion.
A stylish waist Is made of tafTeta In
shepherd's plaid. The front is in blouse
fashion, with plaits from the very nar-
row yoke. A long point of lace is sewed
down raoh of these plaits to the bust.
There is a lace collar and a standing
niching of the taffeta. The sleeves are
very large, with taffeta ruffles below
the elbows.
fortable home for his family. The de-
sign illustrating this article is sub-
mitted for his consideration. Size of
structure: Front, including veranda,
30 feet; depth, 48 feet, 6 inches.
Heights of stories: Cellar, 7 feet; first
story, 9 feet, 6 inches; second story, 9
feet; attic story, 8 feet. Materials for
exterior walls: Foundations, stone or
brick; first story, clapboards; second
story, shingles; gables, dormers and
roofs, shingles. Interior finish: Hard
white plaster; white pine trim; cherry
star lease; plaster cornices and centers
in hall, parlor and dining-room.
Roof• -
46" 86"
' EX
Bo<t Hoom
Bod Roonv
Droning Root*
Jj 7.'0*x8:6-n
j Room
I I 17.0" I 7.'6"'
Exterior colors: Body of first story
buff shingles around veranda, shingles
on second story and shingles on gables,
medium light buff; roof shingles, pale
red: all trimmings, such as window
and door casings, belt courses, brack-
ets, veranda posts and rails and lat-
tice, light green; chimneys, red; sashes,
dark red: doors, natural color of wood
with hard oil flnlstj; blinds, dark buff;
vertuda lloor and cel'ing, oiled. J'u ex-
terior painting there shoulii be ono
priming and two finishing coats. To
get the best results the second finish-
ing coat should not be applied until
at least eight months have elapsed
after putting on the first. Accommoda-
tions; The principal rooms and their
Blzes, closets, etc., ure shown by the
floor plans given herewith. In addi-
tion there is a cellar under the whole
house, and one finished room in the
A I'rcnrli SclentlOe P rty to Inv* tlK t«
tlio Whirlpool.
The theory that the great whirlpool
off the coast of Norway Is subterra-
noously connected with the Gulf of
Bothnia has found many believers,
among them the celebrated Klrcliner.
who prepared the architectural plans
of what the Tower of Babel was like.
Yearning for something definite as to
this mystery of nature, however, the
French government has nominated a
scientific commission to study the cele-
brated whirlpool, to investigate its sug-
gested connections with the Gulf
Stream, and to rectify existing charts
of its currents. All the poetry of
Scandinavia centres around the terrible
gulf which expresses the supreme hor-
ror of nature. But we live in a more
positive age. The whirlpool is in the
vicinity of the wildest rock-bound
coast of Norway, the black cliffs of
which have been called "the ramparts
of the world." Still there are times
when the pool is so calm that a small
boat can sail across its presumed
mouth. No ship has ever been sucked
down- mariners know the currents by
their charts save that described by
Edgar Allan I'oe, so full of "creepi-
ness," and where the vessel is con-
verted into match wood. Of its crew
one alone was rescued, a youth of 22,
who, after some corkscrew tossing in
the funnel, was thrown upon a beach
some miles away, his hair having be-
come as white as snow and he himself
a wizened old man. During periods of
storm the maelstrom is said to resem-
ble a funnel, the water whirling in-
side a ring of foam; but the eye can see
the descending liquid wall to be all jet-
black water. Trunks of trees have
been thrown up so split that the na-
tives say they have become "mer-
maids' hair." Of course there are
legends of whales having been drawn
into the great race, and that their cries
have been heard above the storm.
(Ictg Folkn to I'ow in a Croup mid
Then Walks Away.
The circus was in town Wednesday
and with it the customary grist of
countrymen, who were fooled in the
same old ways that are told about in
story books, says the Syracuse Post.
Not less than two score of them were
victimized by just one man. and that,
too, in the face of numbers of their
The victimize!' was a 'common pho-
tograph "fiend."
He operated anywhere a crowd could
be found. He would gather together
several men or several women or sin-
gle persons, whom he would induce to
stand for pictures. He would spend
several minutes posing them; some he
would get into the most fantastic posi-
tions. When he had them ready,
with a crowd gaping at. them, he would
silently fold up his apparatus and
walk away amid the imprecations of
the victim and the laughter of the au-
dience. Toward the close of the day
he was forced to run for his life, how-
ever, as nine-tenth of all the farmers
had organized to have his blood.
Paul Potter and Bill Nye are to col-
laborate an original comedy.
Fay Tempb'ton writes songs, her lat-
est effort being "I Want Yer, Ma
A variety theater down in Arizona ad-
vertises to sell one-eyed men tickets at
half price.
Charles L. Davis has just closed his
seventeenth and a most prosperous sea-
son in Alvin Joslln.
The manager of a company now tour-
ing England publishes a newspaper in
every town visited.
The juvenile musical prodigies now
performing in Europe include eleven
pianists, nine violinists, five celloists
and one zltherist.
The veteran among the doorkeepers
of the New York theaters is said not
to have missed a night from his post in
forty years.
The moral of Lohengrin, according to
a Chicago critic, is that a woman hap-
pily married should not ask too many
"fool questions."
The sons of the lato Bartley Camp-
bell will place "The White Slave" on
the road next season, with a strong
cast and everything new.
The American Vaudeville company
with Miss Ola Hayden, the young con-
tralto wonder at the head, will be the
strongest of next season's road attrac-
A sketch of Jessie Bartlett Davis,
with excellent portraits of her, form
the subject of an artistic little book
written by Isabel Gordon and published
W. II. Vernon, an English actor who
formerly supported Genevieve Ward in
this country, will next season be a mem-
ber of the Julia Marlowe-Taber com-
Nellie Mellenry will revive "The
Brook," which Salisbury's Trouba-
dours sang so prettily years ago, and
has engaged John Gourlay to come from
Australia and take his old part in it.

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