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BASE BALL C, OSSIP. INTERESTING NOTES OF THE GREAT NATIONAL CAME. Tltekw William I. 11 offer of Ini L: lies a Record Crowned With Yletorlei Conner Majr lteeouie o lit-mo- re Club -- Copper. ILLIAM L..HOF-fe- r, one of the player of the Baltimore club, twice champions of the National league and American association, la one of the moat prominent young pitcher of the profession. He was born Not. 8, 1871, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He gained his first knowledge of the national game with amateur teams around his native place, where he made quite a reputation in the pitchers position. His professional career did not begin, however, until 1891, when he accepted an engagement with the Cedar Rapids club, of the Illionls and Iowa league, be taking part that year in forty championship games. In 1892 he began the season with the Grand Island (Neb.) .club, and later Joined the Toledo team, of the Western league, but shortly after doing so that league disbanded, and he finished the summer with the Marinette club, which won the championship of the Wisconsin league. In 1893 Hoffer 'was engaged by the management of the Nashville club, of the Southern league, and when that league disbanded, before the second part of the championship season had been finished, he was signed by Manager John C. Chapman for the Buffalo club, of the Eastern Hoffer showed up to such adleague. in the few games that he took vantage for the part in that he was season of 1894. It was his excellent work in the pitchers position during the latter season that led to his being highly recommended to the Baltimore Louis team made only two scattering singles. On Sept. 9, at Baltimore, the Clevelands only made four safe hits off his pitching, the Baltlmores winning by On Sept. 21, at Brooklyn, he 4 to 1. held the borne team down to four safe hits and prevented them from making a run. His best battling feat occurred in a game between the Nashville and Birmingham teams, of the Southern league, played July 18,1893, at Nashville, Tenn., when he made the following sequence of hits: A home run, a triple bagger, a double and a single. In this game he prevented the visitors from making more than six scattering safe hits. He is five feet nine Inches, and weighs 170 pounds. A dispatch from Waterbury says that Roger Connor, of the St. Louis team, has filed an application for a position on the police force of that city. It is stated that this will be Connors last year on the diamond as a professional player. Zearfoss and Flynn, of the New York team, have each been injured since the players began to train at Jacksonville, Fla. The former was struck on the mask by a foul tip, breaking one of the wires, which cut a gash in his left temple. The latter had a finger broken, and will be laid up for a few days. T.E.C. Hernhardta Grand da nfh ter. Dumas file wittily spoke of the marriage of M. Maurice Bernhardt and his Polish princess as the union de la Grande Boheme et de la Petite Pologna Grande Boheme et de la Petite Pologne, was thirty years ago to Paris what Tyburn was 100 years ago to London. But its union has had happier consequences M. than could have been expected. Maurice Bernhardt has settled down; bis wife has kept her fortune and is domestic, and Mdlle. Simone, their daughter. promises to be a wondrous being, Simone has Inherited her antique Is Is combined with the physiprofile. cal distinction of Sarah Bernhardt. The eminent actress takes pride and pleasure In letting her friends see to what degree the child is heiress of her talents. She is perfecting herself in Part d'etre IN DEATH WATER VALLEY. WILL NOT QUENCH THIRST THERE. dead man and put h!n out of signt, LOUISA M. ALCOTTS CREED. tve bleached skeleton, not whiter than of Good tt.e earth on which it lies, and not the Wit Taoght That "Tin LovefSod." of tb lt'ai Um bo. i gay colors of the Funeral peaks, the In a number of letters written at picturesque rounded tops of the Monts 1872 to Blanco, the quaint crags of the dead long and short intervals from M. Alcolt, to five little 1886 Louisa by river's In county, Pa., the auAbout the valley lives almost every glifl of Allegheny Women most charmingthor "Little venomous thing that crawlB in the and frankly discloses her extraordiwesL Rattlesnakes, tarantulas, centi- ly nature, and the missives, edited nary pede georpions, even Gila monsters W. Bok, are given to tho Edward those tdeous slow lizards that every by In ladies Home Journal. In public scientist says are harmless and every one of the tenderest of these letters. Infiontiersman says are deadly. voked the sad Information of tho The valley never lacks for victims. death ofbyone of the sisters, Miss Alcott There Is gold there gold enough for wrote her correspondent: sorrowing many fortunes, and year after year I will tell you my experience, men seek it, even where the sun scorch- and ns It has stood est of youth and es and seta them mad. age, health and aid . . Joy and BorThe gold has been found, not once, row, poverty and wea h, I feel that it but many times. This frightful place la genuine, and seem to get more light, has more tales of loBt mines than any warmth and help as I go on learning other. The Pegleg, the Breyfogle, the more of It year by year. My parent Mansfield claim, the Lost Padre mine, never bound ua to any church, but and many more have tempted pros- taught us that the love of goodness waa pectors back to the pit of glaring al- the love of God, the cheerful doing of kali. These are repl mines. In South- duty made life happy, and that tha ern California towns they will Bhow love of ones neighbor in ita widest you ore brought back by the original sense was tbe best help for one's self. with the Their Jives showed us how lovely this discoverer, rock all whole In but list simple faith was, how much honor-- , the points, precious no one has rewarded Its finder. The gratitude and affection it brought them, Pegleg discoverer, the first and rich- and what a sweet memory they left beest of all, could never find his way hind. for, though father still lives, hi back to the boulder that Jutted through life la over, as far aa thought or usethe white cap of borax and revealed fulness are possible. Theodore Parker the wealth below. He tried again and and Ralph Waldo Emerson did much to again, until he could no longer find help me to see that one can shape lira credit for the flour and bacon he must best by trying to build up a strong and have to live on while he searched. He noble character, through good books, left his ore specimens and his map to wise people's society, an interest in another mau, who has kept up the that help the world, and s insearch for twenty years and hasnt cheerful acceptance of whate tnsa-tlo- n a found it yet. beautiful q seeing evitable; sacri Old Breyfogle trailed his way out of in what often seem: the desert with more rich rock. He fice, sorrow or loss, an ...ig altold of a cave in a canyon where he ways that a wise, loving and Just Father cares for us, secs our weakness and is crawled to find shelter from a cloudburst, and found the richest rock that near to help if we call. Have you read was ever brought out of the gold coun- Emerson? He is called a pantheist or try. He showed the rock when he believer in nature instead of God. Ho came out, and started back to his mine was truly Christian, and saw God In with mules laden with, water and pro- nature, finding strength and comfort visions. Of course, he was followed. in the same sweet influences of the His find was too big to be lift to one great Mother as well as the Father of man, but old Breyfogle kiew the all. 1 too believe this, and when tired, mountains and the men who prospect sad or tempted find my best comfort in among them, and he doubles on his the woods, the sky, the healing solitude trail, made false starts, and at last that lets my poor, weary soul find the cliff-bank- No Btlllneaa Lika Thin Anywhere l.lva Almost Aroaond Iia llorJrre Kvrry Venomous Thing That llaa Life. ORD comes from the west that Death Valley has claimed uuiin another victim. An unknown man, sup-p01i- e(i to be a pros-- y pector, was found by some of the borax workers face down in the allulL It was not from thirst he died, but Le lay there dead, and near-b- y stood his pack animal, with food in the as. The men who live with the shimmer of the white sand in their eyes would be surprised to hear people casting about for a reason for this man's death. "Why, he died of the desert, any of tlu- borax men would tell you, which, bing interpreted into the language of men who live in cities, means that his heart broke from the loneliness, the hopelessness, the horrid silence, and lie put his face in the alkali and gripped the sand and died. This may seem absurd to the man who does not know what silence 1b. A boat in the middle of the ocean in the dead calm is a roaring noise mill when compared to the stillness in Death Valley. In the boat if you move you rock ahd the water splashes, and when you touch the boat it gives a live sound. In the desert you can hear the breathing of your straying horse a quarter of a mile away, and wheu he snorts in the night you start up and feel the air tremble. If you walk your footfalls are muffled in the velvet sands, there is no chirp of insect, or cry of bird. Even the vultures keep off the desert. Of course, everybody does not die of the desert, any more than everybody in a city dies during an epidemic, but death that is not from hunger, thirst - s. t . ? FROM A PHOTOGRAPH OF FAMOUS cold, not from recognized disease, not from violence. come3 to men here the ribbon of salt, whiter even an the white sand, runs down to the nkhole, 450 feet below the Bca. Death Valley is only a strip itself ght to 'sixteen miles wide, but the an who could walk across it at its orst has never been born. With the irce sunlight blazing down, being cast ick from the sand, so that even in the id ladow W. L. HOFFER. - fifty-sev- en An example of her profigrandmere. ciency was given on Christmas day in her studio. A giant Christmas tree was Scores of incandescent set up there. A crowd of children it up. lamps lighted entered when the room was dark. In the twinkling of an eye it was a luminous fairyland. Sarah, in white satin, looked like a beneficent princess. She had the granddaughter beside her, and with a wand seemed to effect transformation scenes. Her manner was grand- - thermometer registers the scent and rest, the fresh hope or the patience which only God can give ua People used to tell me that when sorrow came through. The Lost Padre with a radically diff'j tale came from t Piute came over fr and waa rescued thirst by a prosper tude offered to brityg a mine that had Seen worked. by the Mission fathers a hundred yiprs before. They started, but as they, went the worth of the service he 'had received seemed less to the Indian and the service he was rendering seemed more, and at last he refused to proceed unless he was paid a pony and a gun. The miner promised, but the Indian demanded his price in avanee and thy of civilization. iot the pony and the gun and started ,Bgain. ' The, prospector returned with the usual specimens, but without the secret. The Indian had left him one night, and had returned twenty-fou- r rock hours later with the and a silver crucifix with a Spanish inscription. He brought these to show that he knew where the e priests had got their gold, but be had suffered another change' of heart, and now gave back the horse and gun and refused to show the mine. Why? They don't ask Indiana for reasons. It might have been that he saw a white deer; a snake, a quail and a crow may have been on the trail together, or it may have been, and probably wa just Injun cussedness. 140 Fu-?c- al rgturnSd-to'the'COS- . e gold-beari- ng old-tim- SIMONE BERNHARDT. motherly in showing reflected happiness Sol Russell Smith may revlra "Katharine and Petruchlo next season. The Turf and Field Club, of New York, will be officered this year as folsix safe hits. On SepL 2, 1895, at Bal- lows i President, Perry Belmont; vie timore, Holler's pitching was so effec- president, 8. Howland Robbins; treastive in the morning game that the SL urer, F. XL Appleton. L degrees, with the air full of ilt and the sand giving under his ead, hed die half way. You can't ink water enough to slake your lirst, and travelers are found dead ith canteens of water beside them. The only fresh water in the valley ime8 from the gloomiest feature of 1, the spotted, strange-staine- d Mountain. The single employe a borax enterprise has managed to ake alfalfa grow on a little plot the ily green place in Death Valley. Back om this there are hills as white as rnr mountains, covered as deanly by trax as if it had fallen like snow. Around the base of the Funeral ountain curves the Amargosa river, obody has ever seen water flowing bed, but on the surface of thi ie ghost of a great there between g. inks, hundreds of fe. is followed the river ' traced it to its disapp-herdown under the scientists say. I whether the )wa, is a yard or a mile dow Wn they i not know. Evor when the skies ack and let the cloudbursts through, a water runs over the Amargosa ver sands. The thirsty earth can rink it up faster than it can fall. Death Valley is beautiful, but the lan who explorea it and the uncanny lountains about it cornea back, if he m!s at all, gaunt and wasted. In his There are 197,146,420 acres of timber llstcred eyes are the images of the ilrior-lik- c sea of salt, the blur of the lands in the southern states, and the mounds average yield of these forests is 3,000,-00- 0 la. Jig sun. the beaped-u- p feet per acre. has a found where somebody is tell arly m Hoffer by Manager Chapman. took part in seventy-si- x championship of which games in 1894, in he filled the pitchers position, and had a batting record that year of .322, according to the official averages of that organization. His work In the pitchers position during the last season for the Baltimore club was of the highest order, he taking part in thirty-fiv- e championship contests and assisting in five others. Of his own games he .won twenty-nin- e and lost six. Of the other five he was called on to save two of them, while In theother three he was relieved by other pitchers, one of which 'resulted in a victory, while the other Of his defeats two two were defeats. were by the New Yorks, one each by Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburg and 'Washington. Ilia victories were gained over Brooklyn six times, Cincinnati, five, New York and SL Louis, each three; Chicago, New York and SL Louis, each three; Boston, Louisville and Washington, each two, and Cleveland, Philadelphia and Pittsburg, each one. He was knocked out of the pitcher's position once each by Chicago and This is a record that any Boston. pitcher might well be proud of. A curious thing occurred in a game played April 26, 1894, at Harrisburg, Pa.; the home team scored two runs off two safe hits, while the Buffalo team failed to score, although they were credited with elub- the shook the followers off vanished. He never cai mules, water barrels, ail disappeared. Thi tion ago, but in that & yet men clambering canyons, looking for, roof studded with go story, with a fe DEATH VALLEY. I should find my faith faulty because it had no name, but tbey were wrong, for when the heavy loss of my dear, gifted sister found me too feeble to do anything but suffer passively, I still had tbe sustaining sense of a love that never failed, even when I could not see why this lovely life should it was happiest. As a poor, proud, struggling girl I held belief that if I deserved success it. would surely come so long as my ambition was not for selfish endB, but for my dear family, and it did come, far more fully than .1 ever hoped or dreamed, though youth, health and many hopes went to earn it. Now, when I might enjoy rest, pleasure and travel, I am still tied by new duties to my baby, and give up my dreams, sure that, something better will be given me In time. Freedom was always my longing, but I have never had it, so I am still trying to feel that this is the discipline Ihcqd. and when I am ready the libend-whe- to-th- e erty y,i vil I come. Nro Kxodoa. egro exodus to Liberia seems to-b- e assuming considerable proportions. One hundred and fifty negroes, from Arkansas and Oklahoma, passed through Memphis recently for Savannah, where they were to take ship for Liberia. The society which is furthering the emigration scheme is said to have secured the good will and cooperation of the negro preachers, and' great numbers of negroes all over the south are saving their money and selling their little property preparatory to going to Liberia. The fare from Savannah to Liberia Is fixed at 41. Another Mayoress. Among the odd results of the spring elections was the success of Mrs. C. A. Curtis for mayor of Cimmaron, Kan. She is over 60 years old and is wealthy. .