Oklahoma City Daily Times. (Oklahoma City, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 89, Ed. 1 Friday, October 11, 1889 Page: 4 of 4
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"Oh, for a shaggy, tawny board
and liz Inches more of statu rsl"
sighed a dliniuutivc medical practi-
tioner, as be paced along beside a tall,
portly, full-bearded neighbor yestep.
day, vainly endeavoring to regulate
Ms strides to those of bin toworing
companion. "Such a beard an yours
would mean great money to mo," ho
continued, "and each of your surplus
Inches would be worth its weight in
gold. Oh! that the wind might blow
through my whiskers!" and tiiu M. D.
fell a-musing and meditatively stroked
the scattering bristles that formed a
■canty fringe about his chubby chin.
He had practiced medicine for a
dozen years or more, and was, lu the
judgment of his poors, a reliable and
skillful physician Ho had won many
prizes while a medical student, and
had received high encomiums from old
and wiso heads. Hut he was in ap-
pearance such a very youth that peo-
ple were afraid to trust their bodily
Ailments to his hands, and as year af-
ter year dragged by and his boyish-
ness continued to repel more than his
shingle attracted, ho yearned to adopt
a false board, dyo his hair gray or
walk on stilts.
•'Does a board actually Increase a
doctor's v 'u.'nossP" he said, repeating
his companion's query. "Why there
la no such priceless jewel. When poo-
pie summon a physician they don't
want to placo their lives in* a boy's
hands. They w.int a man of years
end evident exp"<-ionoe and their
Judgment o( thes thing* is most su-
perficial. I was .nice roiisnd in tho
dead of night to attend a caso of pneu-
monia, but was sent skurrylng homo-
ward almost as soon as I reached tho
patient's chamber, because, as who ex-
pressed It, sho had thought 1 was a
great big man with a beard. 1 stepped
tout with dignity, and 'a v ♦big man
th a beard' stopped in. lie didn't
know beans from belladonna, but thai
mauo 110 difference. lie had landed
the good woman In a • etter world bo-
fore tho day was far spent There
have been similar occurrences in my
office. Persons step in and ask for l)r.
So-and-So, and when I walk into tho
room twirling ray hoy's mustache the"
suddenly change their minds and de-
cide that their health is excellent.
"Paucity of inches or of whiskers
does not necessarily imply scantiness
of brain. There are innumerable proofs
u. this; but the laity is slow to catch
the idea. A young medical graduate,
fresh from the lecture and dissecting
room, is apt to bo much more
careful of his patients than an old
practitioner who lias fallen into a rut
and relegated his books to tho library's
dusty shelves. And jet it is an hercu-
lean task for even tho cleverest young
p>"dieo to attract enough "atronage
icr his support. A fair avt. um week-
ly income for the first year out of col
lege is !f40 or f60. The man who
makes flfiO is doing remarkably well,
end Li regarded among his confreres
as a vory Croesus. Eight or ten years
r-.ust pass boforo a young doctor can
acqu.re a decently remunerative pr/ic
tioe. This period is shortened if n
man has whiskers as a recommenda-
tion, but it i§ mi-orably protracted if
the bristles refuse to grow. It is not
only the poor or ignorant who have
this prejudice against beardless
youths. Am ug tho wealthy it is often-
time! much accentuated If they em-
ploy a young physician they must
needs calf in a handful of differing
doctors to make assurance of cure
doubly sure. By this means the pa-
tient naturally grows worse. Too
many doctors spoil the broth and the
youngest one tumbles into it head
foremost Garfield might have been
alive to-day if he had been tended by
one single-purposed country doctor,
Instead of a squad of inharmonious
IRON IN BUILDINGS.
Different Effectr* of the Rait rroin It on
Iron has been used in connection
with masonry from time immemorial,
but tho results have not been always
the samo. Some of tho most beauti-
ful monuments of mediieval art have
been ruined by tho oxidation of the
iron dowels and clamps employed in
their construction, tho iron, with its
accumulations of rust, acting to dis-
rupt tho stone work it .was designed
to hold togothor. On the other hand,
it is aid, that iron clamps have been
taken from still older Roman con-
structions as free from corrosion as
though put in yesterday. Not only in
iron used in connection with masonry
has the difference in liability to at-
tack by rust been noted, but undor
other circumstances as well; for in-
stance, it has been assorted that steel
weapons of English make are most
susceptiblo to these attacks in the
climate of India while those of native
manufacture enjoy almost entire im-
munity. Whether this results from
some quality in the metal itself, or is
due to gome treatment after tho manu-
facturing process is completed has
never, to our knowledge, been ex-
plained. It has men claimed that
Bessemer steel Is not liable to cor-
rosion to the same degree as rolled
Iron, but that materia1, has been in use
so short a time that, we, as yet, pos-
sess but little real knowledge on tho
—It was a Connecticut boy who sur-
prised his teacher in reading tho other
day by his interpretation of tins sen-
tence: "There is a worm; do not
treed on him." Ho road slowly and
hesitatingly: "There is a Harm
doughnut; tread on him!"
, AMERICAN 0IRL1.
I« Insult lu Carl* If Will
panl«<l by ( hup -ron*.
A it is the eustoir. of American girls
to go a?)out the streets of their city
during the day without escorts, they
are very apt to follow that habit when
they come to Purls. O' course, there
ere regular European travelers from
our side who aro acquainted with the
various customs of all countries and
adapt themselves accordingly, thereby
eioaping considerable embarrassment
lfl their journeylngs. Hut this Is a
■peolal year, when fully three-quarters
of the visitors in Paris have never, till
DOW, boon outsido their native States.
They bring their provincial habits
with them, and are constantly drop-
ping Into situations in the most inno-
cent way that aro often very unpleas-
It Is an I'nescapablo fact that tha
men of Paris placo the women who go
about alone gazing in at shop windows
In precisely one category. They would
Dot hesitate about approaching and
(peaking to any young women whoss
appearance caught their fancy. Now,.
to the city at this moment contains
some of the fairest flowers of American
loveliness, and as many of these ara
the freshest and least-informed beau-
ties Of all that our country grows, tha
unpleasant incidents of the street that
have occurred thus far in thu season
would fill a book of adventure. I
knew of one most estimable girl
from San Francisco, with a glorious
face and a rather dashing style.
Who was strolling along alono
one recent morning looking into
the windows of tho glove shops along
the Rue de Castiglione. Sho had only
been in town a day or two, and had
hitherto gone about with her mother,
Who is her only traveling companion.
A good-looking and well-dressei^young
fellow had been observing hor for somo
time without her being aware of it,
and when she halted i.. her walk and
looked ab... at for a fiacre to take hor
back to her hotel, she was greatly sur-
prised when this young man advanced,
with his hat raised, and asked in
Frenoh if lie could assist hor in secur-
ing a conveyance. The young lady
glanoed quickly at him and, not under-
standing what ho said, stammered in
English that sho could not speak
Frenoh, and the* she did not know
who was addressing her. Imme-
diately tho young man blushed deeply
and became far more embarrassed than
the girl. In tho best of Knglish he en-
deavored to beg her pardon, declaring
that he had made a very grave mis-
take; that he was an Amerir n and
took hei for a Parislenne. The girl
really thought he had spoken to hor
nndc? the impression that he knew
her, and smiled upon him wfion he de-
parted, relishing the humor of his
mistake. Sho was not aware of the
true morits of the thing until she
happened to tell of it in tho evening
at the hotel, and received some well
worded adv.. • from a friend present
not to go out • the boulevards with-
out her motiu: r a gentleman accom-
panying her.--Paris Letter.
NEW USE FG™ CATS.
A JPluinber Utilize* Them in Locating
1-4'itkH III I>rtilnifcge Filling.
A now wrinkle in tho plumbing
business was brought to light this
week which will evidently revolution-
lie the old order of things. The difll«
oulty in locating leak* io water and
drainage pipes is very great in New
Tork housos, and in such large estab-
lishments as tho Vanderbilts and
As tors a man is hired by the yoar to
examine the plumbing and keep it in
good condition. Hut in spite of such
rigid caro tho house drains will oo-
oasionally got defective and defy the
most expert plumber.
To moot tho needs of tho modern
system of plumbing ,i genius in this
line of work has tacked up a sign to
the effect that he makes a specialty of
locating leaks in the drains. The auo-
cess of this now enterprise was as-
sured this week. The owner of a Fifth
avenue mansion having reason to
■uspect that the drains in his house
were defective, plumber after plumber
was eiutiil in to make ojtumination,
But all to no effect. The leak coul<
not be found. As a last resort he called
In the new plumber, whose methods o(
procedure wore so entirely different
from those adopted by his other brother
tradesmen. Instead irf bringing a kit
of tools and a plumber's assistant J
brought into the houso a myste 'Cms-
looking basket. Then requesting .he
owner of tho mansion to let him hare
free access to all of the rooms he pro-
ceeded to business. A strong infusion
of valerian was poured into the pipAs.
Three largo sleek-looking cats were
then taken from the basket and the
establishment thrown open to their
Inspection. The plan succeeded mar-
velously well. As is well known, a
curious property of valerian is the at*
traotlon of its smell for eats. These
animals seem to snuff tho odor from a
long distanco, und will invariubly fol-
low the scent The three oats thus
let loose su)n discoverod the two
leaks, at each ono or two of them took
their position in order to enjoy the
pungent odor at their leisure. The
leaks boing discoverod, tho work of
repair was very simple. The plumber
received a good round sum for his
work and now enjoys an enviable rep-
utation among the plumbers of the
city. His establishment will be well
patronized in the future, and his suo-
cess In his now business is assured.—
Cot- Philadelphia Times.
THE OCRMAN NAVY.
T(S Maw Iroaoladi V r «'«• « Daftese t*
It* Addtil tu Its Ktrentth.
A newOerman man-of-war, the Sieg-
fried, has been launched at Kiel. The
vessel commands some special inter-
i est, since it is the first of a series of
ten constructed for coast defenso and
destined to proteot tho mouths of riv-
1 ers and canals, particularly of the
I great canal between tho North and
' Baltic seas, now in course of construc-
' tion. The now vessol is 228 feet long
1 and 45 feet. 6 inches wide and draws
1 about 10 foot of water, with a displace-
ment of 3.400 tons. The engines are
. of 4,8'jO horsepower, ijnd tho ship is
' propolled by two screws. She. is pro-
j tec ted by abroad steel bolt on the wa-
ter levol, and carries throe ho ivy guns
' In two towers, situated forward and
aft on dock. Except a signal staff be-
j tween the towers there are no masts.
the sole reliance being on tha steam
power. The speed is sixteen knots an
hour, probably as great as tho low
draught of water and consequent great
width would permit The dock, how-
ever, is narrow, the sides being drawn
in, nnd thus tho freeboard is low and
affords only a comparatively small
mark for an enemy. There are also
contrivances for launching torpedoes,
and besides tho three heavy guns 'he
new Ironclad will bo armed with quie*-
firing and revolving guns and will be
lighted by electricity.
Tho now ironclad, as described, is
built as an experimental ship to servo
as a model for tho other nine of its
kind. Its construction and shape
abovo the water lovel adapt it to the
strain of high s and enable it to en-
counter ocean ironclads at some dis-
tance from tho coast, particularly in
view of the fact that but few of the
prosont armors, whether steel or iron,
can withstand the force of its guns.
Tho vessel, though destined princi-
pally for coast dofense, has great
power of attack.
The cost is about $775,000, not in-
cluding tho battery, estimated at about
1220,000 more. Thus the whole fleet
of ton vessels will cost about $10,000,-
000, perhaps $11,000,000. The Sieg-
fried is built of German steol, its plat-
ing boing composed of compound weld-
ed steel and iron pl.^es upon a back-
ing of Indian oak, arid it is almost su-
perfluous to state that the vessel is
guarded against sinking by watertight
compartments, and as to auxiliary en-
gines, etc.. lacks no improvement that
has been made use of in recent times.
The German lloet will gain an ef-
fective an.1 a formidable reinforcement
in these ships, and our American Gov-
ernment might well take aotice to
what extent tlio nations of the old
world are preparing to meet the exi-
gencies of a coming strife for the su-
premacy on the waters that govern
their coasts and harbors, tho key9 and
doors to tho homes and to tho lives,
the property and tho families of their
oitizons.—Cor. Chicago Tribune.
Ttiere rr woman wtiu r hirer,
There <• heiiuty thai U rarer;
ti fact, tho' neither fair nor fitt. ktie • forty If •
Hut you bet I'm not repining I
T! re's a y Men irlory thlning
Koun<) her heart, iho 'tis Dcgiunlng to be (lightly
buld and rr.iy, 0
All her charms Indeed are golden!
'T a as their glitter did emltolden
Me to pan* by fresher faces. F'en cross-eyed
coiild not abash
Mc when once I knew the figure
(I but wish 'twere ten times bigger.)
Of thut preclou spinster's pretty pile iu good,
coM, solid cash.
Tho she may not draw admirers.
Like wme ladles thut have lyrers
To praise thrm who for beauty's sake would
. gladly walk tho plank;
Tho' her fnce is not a magnet
To draw lovers, lil.e a drag-net,
Then- Is me lu I, ir t'.ist she can draw—that Is
ducats from the iianlc.
And there's e,OQUODC about her,
Tho the Boston bii bleut tlout her.
0, she's neither wise nor witty us we wander on
She's as dumb as any oyster,
Or as Trappists in a cloister,
Vowed to everlasting silence, but, my! how her
for a long Interview, Do y°u hear
^ '-First rate," said the city editor, and
as he said this he I • ard :i step down
the hall. -Now," saUnhtyijUy editor,
"perhaps before you
Jit the lire you
•thing about the cause
neihod vou me about
see. 1 know nothing
lie matter and 1 would
tie a preliminary in- i
said the voice from
•but in any ease, after
■tide written, if 1 were
unit it to some physl-
therearu any technical
A SCIENTIFIC SUICIDE.
■—'1 ho Chinese Minister at Washing-
ton has a great admiration for Amer-
ican women, lie says they are the
most beautiful in tho world.
CARLO IN TEARS.
A Pathetic Dog Story Told By Veteran
"He had been owned by Rev. B.
C. Phelps, a Methodist preacher sta-
tioned at"Daniel&onville, Conn.," re-
sponded the Major, who does not hesi-
tate having told a story twenty times
to toll it twenty-one times. "When
Mr. Phelps was removed to another
charge he made mo a present of him.
The do.' took kindly enough to me, as
yellow dogs always do to small boys,
and we struck up a groat friendship
and had glorious old timos hunting
woodchucks and rabbits. It was
'hunting without a gun,' but with
Carlo's help I captured low of game,
such as it was. The dog had not ap'
peared to mind parting from its former
owner, and as time went by I took it
for granted that ho had forgotten that
he ever owned any other master than
myself. One day, it must have been
a year afterward, we had been out on
a hard campaign against the wood-
chucks and I reached home just, ab
sundown. As I went into the house
b f one door Mr. Phelps entered by an-
othei Ho had been an intimate friend
of my father, and now walked right
in without any ceremony. After greet-
ing: jy my father and mother and just
as Phelps wa* seating himself CtIo
came running iu without noticing that
he was there. 'Why, Carlo!' said Mr.
Phelps. Tho dog stopped, looked, and
with a bound was in his old master's
lap, and lay across his knees motion-
less, with his head hanging down,
while tears rolled down from his t"« s
and dropped on the floor. Well, sir,
at seeing tho dog weep Phelps himself
choked and tears came into his eyes.
Father ho followed suit, nnd I hoard
something that soundod like a sob
from mother."—Forest and Stream.
—Joseph (i. Parkinson, of Chicago,
Is said to be the only deaf and.dumb
lawyer in tho country. lie i° asso-
ciated with his twin brother, who does
not share his disabilities. When Mr.
Parkinson was twenty-three years old
he was chief examiner in tho Pa nt
Office at Washington, a ilac" ho held
for six years. In 18711 lie resigned and
•oon afterward was admitted to prao-
ticc before the United States Supreme
Court. II'1 now ranks as ono of the
most succcss'ul patent lawyers in the
— "How are you getting along with
your work on the piano?" asked Illink-
lns of a young woman. "Oh, very
well; I can see great progress in my
work." "How is that?" "Well, the
family that lived next door moved
away within a week after I commenced
to practice. The next family >tayea a
month, the next ten weeks, and the
people there now have remained naar that you
Ijr six months."—Wu hington Capital Jou have ail the materials with you
Ono Man Who Had Pome Con-
sideration tor the Papora
The city editor sat alone in his room
in the newspaper ollioe. He was in very
bad humor that evening because he had
been hoaxed by a piece of alleged news
that he had thought trustworthy, and
it had narrowly escaped getting into
the paper. As the city editor was lay-
ing his plans to catch Itie hoaxer there
came a ring at the telephone. Ho
waited for a moment to see if somebody
else In tho building was going to an-
swer, and then went to tho instrument
"Hello," said a voice. "Who is that?"
"The city editor."
"You are just the4nan. thon, I want
to talk to. 1 war* you to take dowu
something that I think will be of in-
terest to the readers of your paper."
••All right. Go ahead!" said the city
"Have you got paper and pencil
"No. Go ahead with what you have
to say. I'll take it down."
"This requires accuracy. You will
have to have a paper and pencil."
Very well," said tho city editor,
"wait a moment. Now, theu," he con-
tinued, "go ahead."
"is there anybody else there?" asked
"What diffiv ence does that make?"
"Well, it makes this difference, that
1 want to know u you stay at the tele-
phono until 1 am through. Will you ,
"If you have any uows to send in
said the city editor rather crossl;,
"please send it in."
"Will you promise to wait at :ae
telephone u#til 1 am through?"
"I'll promise nothing of the kind,"
said the editor; "I'll ring off in an-
"Listen to me," said the voice, "if
you ring off you do yourself out of one
of the most sensational items that has
occurred within the last six months.
Unless you promise me I'll ring up the
opposition paper, and I think they will
be glad of the item."
"All right," said the city editor, "1
promis. Go ahead."
"No, soe here, there's another thing.
Vt the end of every sentence I want
jou to answer 'yes.' I can recognize
your voice and I can tell whether you
have summoned any one to your as-
sistance. The moment that 1 find you
have done so. I will ring off at the
central and you will lose vour item. If
you make any attempt to i- unmunicate
with the central office 1 shall hear you
and will ring off."
"Why, what's all this nonsense
about," said the eity editor, "if you
have got any news let me have it. If
you haven't, stop all this talk. I don't
wau't to hear it."
"All right," said the other, "that's
business Now you are to understand
that you are to answer yes at the end
of every sentence. I am going to com-
"Yes," from the city editer.
"I havo every preparation for it In
my room. I ain going to commit sui-
cide in tho French fashion with a pa i
of charcoal It is here by my side
ready to be lighted. 1 ain a young
physician who has hsui nothing to do,
and it's either slow starvation or the
quicker method of the charcoal plan.
Do you understand?"
"You understand now why I do not
wish to be interrupted?"
"Yes," answered tho city editor.
"1 would have written dowu my sen-
sations during the coming of death, but
I am afraid that my hands may get
paralyzed, and that anyway I can not
write as fast as tho symptoms, which I
wish to describe, occur. Besides, I
think 1 can talk here longer than I
could write anyhow. 1 have the tele-
phone fixed down opposite my chair
and have my head propped up against
it, so that so long as I can speak I can
tell you my symptoms."
"All right," said the city editor.
"Now, in order that this description
of the symptoms of a man being pois-
oned by carbon monoxide is of any
value, you must be aeeurato The
trouble with you newspaper men is in-
accuracy, especially wheu you touch
on any scientific subject."
"Yes, that's all right," said the city
editor, "I have heard that remark be-
fore. Well, ion. Have you lighted
jour fire ye*
"No, 'io. yet? 1 wnnt to be sure
rfec'ly ready and that
will tell me sum
of death in th • i
to adopt. You
whatever al tut 1
like to have lit
"I'll do that,"
the telephone, '
you ha> e the iu
yon 1 would sul:
cjan, and then if
mistakes ho will
"That is a good Idea," said the city
editor, "now go abend with the pre-
liminary." Then placing his hand
ove • tile funnel of tlie telephone so
that no sound could reacli the other,
he called out:
"Fox, is thr.t you?'
"Yes," answered Fox, coming into
'•See here, Fox, I'll ti ll you what I
want, you to do. (io right up to the
central office of the telephone company
and find who is competed with me.
I've got to stick right to the telephone.
There is some fel'io. trying to l.jax us
again and I want to catch hlia. As
soon as you find out positively who it
is, get a policcman with you and go up
to the house and catch him, if possible,
at the telephone I think we will
make an example of this fellow."
Fox disappeared. While this con-
versation >vas going on the person at
the other end of the line was talking
in this manner:
"Poisoning by carbon monoxide oc-
curs i; "is way. It is the toxio con-
stituent in gases given out from coal
or charcoal tire. An atmosphere con-
taining a small portion of the gas pro-
duces asphyxia and death. 0.5 per
cent. < f C. O. in the air is sufficient to
kill a small bird in a very few minutes.
Have you got that all right?"
"Yes." saiu the city editor.
"Very well," continued the other.
"Now, here goes for a light."
'ti the silence of theollice the almost
Inaudible electrical crackle of the tele-
phone was the only thin£ .lie city
editor could hear, but in the midst of
this there appeared tn come through
the telephone the slight sound of the
scratching of a match. This almost
i' perceptible sound had a strange
effect on the city editor. It seemed to
give a ghastly reality to the whole
thing, that up to that moment had been
absent. He wished that he had told
Pox to bring with him a physician as
well as a police '.r?C.
"Why don't ya,. '.o on?" said the
city editor through the telephone, not
knowing what else to say.
"Well,' —iid the other, 'up to date
there is nothing to go on with. There
are no symptoms. I may say, how-
ever, that the charcoal is burning, that
I have stuffed with old newspapers
f ary craek and crevico in the room,
and the room ien't a very large one,
anyhow, and I expect to bo able to tell
you something by aud by. Got your
pencil .".id naper all ready?"
"A'l i , ' said the other.
"Ah, now 1 teel a difference," said
the vo.ao over the telephone. 1 seem
to have a difficulty in breathing."
"Well, you expected '.hat, didn't
you?" said the city editor.
"O, of course, certainly. But I did
not know,but I might come on some
symptoms that had hitherto been un-
recorded. Havo you got that down?
There is increased inspiratory and ex-
piratory efforts. I am breathing now
as if I were running a race."
"Perhaps you are," said the city ed-
itor to himself "I wish Fox were
"Say," he said aloud, how far out of
town are you?"
"O, I am not out of town at all,"
said the othor.
"How far are you from this office?"
"I don't know. About a mile, I
"All right," said the editor.
Through the telephone the listener
couid nowhearthe man breathe quickly
"Say," said the other, "I am afraid
that this test isn't going to amount to
much. 1 feel now so that 1 can hardly
talk and 1 am afraid that there is going
to be a contraction of the muscles of
the throat that will prevent me from
Speaking at all. There are no further
symptoms to record except the in-
creased breathing. Are you there
"1 am here," said the city editor.
' You have not left the instrument,
"1 have not left the instrument since
you began talking."
"Well, there is a change." Here
there was .. slight pause.
"There is a change," said the other.
"Yes, I hear that," said the city ed-
itoi, "what is the change?"
"The room appears to be swimming
aoont m'. II. e is a : . eat dominance*
of the expiratory efforts. 1 seem to
breathe out more than I breathe in."
Again there wis silence, and the city
editor could plainly hear through the
telephoue the deep expiration of the
man in the chair.
"Hello, he cried through ,tho tele-
phone. There wa* no answer. ••Hello!
hello! he shouted. Finally a faint
voice came ov r the instrument, say-
ing: "Are you there yet?1'
'"■ answered tho other. "How
are you feeling .''
"I think 1 have fainted. 1 feel very
exhausted. The inspirations now are
deep and long. Good-bye, 1 don't think
1 Can talk any more."
"Say," cried the city editor, "hold
on a minute. What would be the best
thing to do lor you if you were caught '
••UO?" said the other. _
"I don't know. Are you there yel?"
"Yes. Say, brace up. Tell mo what
would be the thing to do, supposing
somebody were to break Into your
"O, the best thing to do would be
oxygen—fresh air—open the windows
As the city editor listened intently he
heard a rapping, as it appeared, at the
outer door. Then the rapping became
louder, and finally a crash as if the
door had boon brokeu in.
"Hello," cried some ono at the tele-
"Hello," answered the city editor,
"is that you. Fox?"
"Yes," said Fox. "tho ma.: is dead.
This rooiu is stifling enough to kill a
"Throw open the windows; get him
out into tho fresh air," cried tho city
"All right," said Fox, a little ■„bile
afterwards," "he seems to be coming
to. We havo rung for the ambulance
ar*'.. will get him to tho hospital.
Pi .Liy far gone, though."
"Are you through talking?" gaid a
sweet voice from the central offlco.
"Yes," said the city editor, hanging
up the bugle,'' we are through talking."
—Luke Sharp, in Detroit Free Press.
How the Job it by n Wide Avruke
( bluest* Governor.
In view of the fact that the city of
Shanghai has of late become infested
with swarms of the variety of human
beings who are commonly c i ed dudes
in the western world, tho Governor of
tho province of Kiangsu, in * lich
Shanghai is situated, has issuod an
edict directing that all young men
within his ff'liwick who shall bo
"found dressed in a foolish, extrava-
gant way' shall at one • i.e taken into
custody and punished. The nature of
the punishment is not told but prob-
ably it will go hard with offenders
cai .ht in the overt act. It h not likely
that they will be beheaded and prob-
ably the public executioner will merely
be called upon to exert one of his
minor functions by idministering to
each of the culprits a sound bambooing.
The Chinese government is thoroughly
paternal and may be depended upon to
put a present check .in' n tho progress
of dudism among the Celestials.
The Chinese dudo must bo even a
more singular and distressing Speeta-
ele to his more tobor countrymen than
the American or English dude is to the
people w ho object to him. Chinamen
have been said to see every tiling at an
ingle of forty-five degree", and al this
angle a Chinese dude would be any
thing but a pleasant sight. At ono
time the American dude affected a sort
of a Grecian bend from the waist up,
and the people who remember him as
he was at thut stage of his develoji-
ment wijl see how greatly he has im-
proved himself by learning to stand
erect, and even in some cases to bend
backward. Now, it is manifest that if
iiis Ch:ncao congener who, wheu
really upright appears to tho Gover-
nor of Kiangsu as walking at an incli-
lation of forty-five degrees to the hor-
izon, assumes for tho sake of form an
additional angle, th ■ Governor, if he ij
a man of sense, must be irritated be-
yond measure. Especially would this
be the case if the young man. "dress-
ing in a foolish and extravagant man-
ner," favored his pigtail by adorning
it with long flowing ribbons. In that
event he would present the appearance
of a small elephant, and when he stood
still it would be almost impossible to
say in what direction ho had boon go-
ing or intended to go. The Chinese
mind is not fond of perplexity and
probably it was for this reason, as
much as any othor, that fhe Governor
ssiu i hi anti-dude proclamation.—N.
The Dangers of Flirtations.
The 'number of young girls, young
adies in everv other sense of the word,
who will . nn a "rapid" flirtation
wit!; any man who happens to please
heir fancy, is shamefully largo. This
iort of tiling is going on all the time-
in the streets, in restaurants, candy
stores, th~e.uoi"S aud streetcars. Girls
who have the opportunity to meet
every one they ought to know by l.
proper Introduction in society are by
io means excluded from thj list. They
think they are fascinating a fool—they
isually end by being both the fascin-
ited and the fool. With every ming
to lose and nothing to gain by such
lonsen-e, they seem to plunge into it-
is though it had an irresistible atir v. -
tion. it is about as bad a thing as they
:an do, and it seams as though like
many other people they have an inor-
dinate do.Mre to do something sensa-
tional. Where the* ■ things end can
only be surmised, as b u the first stages
are apparent to the observer, but it
would 1) safe to say that a good por-
tion of the misery of the world is
•aused by these street flirtations.
Free and Easy Convicts. /"
/. correspondent of tho Havana
Prcgi'. -so describes a visit to the Tsla de
Pinos, the "Pine Island," on the south
coast of Cuba, where the Spaniards
have established a penal colony for
political offenders and certain classes
of criminals. The colony is nominally
under the supervision of a military
govern >r, who, however, seems to de-
vote his time chielly to nautical experi-
ments, leaving the convicts to enjoy
their leisure the test way they can.
Somo of them own quite extensive
banana gardens; others assist the gov-
ernor in the construction of patent
life-boats: but the plurality gain a liv-
ing by the training of fighting cocks
which they raise by hundreds aud ship
to Havana aud Cieufuogoa wilb. evgrv
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