The Kiel Press. (Kiel, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1901 Page: 3 of 8
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THE LATE ADMIRAL BUNCE.
V\ "ii Distinct Ion fur I1U Services l>ur-
iiiK the Civil War.
Rear Admiral Francis M. Bunce,
who was retired from active service
In the navy some time ago. died the
other day at his home in Washington.
He had been ill for several months and
for the past few weeks had been fail-
ing so rapidly as to be unable to take
interest in current affairs,
'ti" .miral Bunce was born in Con-
necticut in 1836. and entered the naval
academy in 1852. He fought in several
engagements in the civil war, winning
particular honor for his bravery in the
lighting at Yorktown, Va.. and in the
skirmishing with Fort Fisher and the
batteries about Fort Caswell. He took
;>•, it in the Wilmington. N. C., block-
ade and commanded the expedition
which co-operated with General Gil-
Aj the World
THE OLDEST INNKEEPER.
Mrs. Mary l,ee. who.se picture is hen
given, is the oldest landlady in Berk-
shire, her tenancy
of the Beehive pub-
lic house having
extended over fifty
years. Mrs. Lee,
who is now < ver !>S
years of age. is
well known and re-
spected. not only in \
the village of*
but for many miles
Mrs. Lee lias given proof of the fact
that a public house may be successfully
managed on high moral principles.
During the whole of her fifty years'
tenancy only one complaint has been
made about the house, and then the
offense was only trivial and uninten-
tional and the magistrates only im- j
posed a small tine. Mis. Lee allows no
bad language or rowdyism on the
premises. Over the fireplace in the
taproom hangs the following:
: No swi-arin^ <>r foul lan^un ««' p' -
: mltted in this room or indecent
songs allowed to be sunn. Any onr
: infringing tin* ahov«- will he ex-
: pel led? M. 1-KK.
Perhaps one of the most remarkable
facts about this public house is Mrs.
Lee's practice of taking her old and
well-used bible into the taproom on a
Sunday and reading; portions of it to
her customers, thus providing a sim-
ple religious scrvice for the men who
would not go to church. Mrs. Lee is
still remarkably halt and active for
her age. She iias an excellent mem-
ory and iu her old-fashioned bonnet of
black silk, trimmed with red. covering
a white cap. surrounding her full,
cheerful, unwiinkled face, she is a
picturesque figure. London News.
A MEDIEVAL TYRANT.
ERUTAL FEUDAL WAYS REVIVED BY
A GERMAN NOBLE.
Donald MiUnell Writer of
Donald G. Mitchell, who for nearly
j half a century has been known to fame
as "Ik Marvel" and whose serious ill-
iess was reported a few days ago. was
I born in Norwich. Conn . April 12. 18-2.
j After graduating at Yale iu 1K4I he
' lived for a time on a farm for the ben-
efit of his nealth. and it was then that
lie acquired that intense love of things
pastoral and rural which breathes in
his books. Mr. Mitchell went atiroad
iu 1844. and on his return lie brought
with him the material for his first
j work. Tills was called "Fresh Glean-
: ings." In 184S he again crossed the
j Atlantic and spent the summer of that
year in Paris, gaining inspiration for
! his new work. "The Battle Summer."
His two best-known works, published
! in 1850 and 18.M respectively, are "The
i Reveries of a Bachelor"* and "Dream
Life." In 188.r> he purchased a farm of
200 acres near New Haven, and has re-
sided there since mat time, writing oc-
casionally for periodical publications,
but chiefly enjoying a healthy and
happy old age as peaceful as the most
pleasant of Arcadian fancies Mr.
Mitchell has written but one novel,
i'lio Iloldn Uhnaelf Above Hie
l,aw and (onimUs Crimes with
Impunity lli* < >i«i ltlooded Crimea
| Henniblr Management of a Forest*
William C. Whitney will not allow
his great park In the Adlrondacks to
.be "lumbered" in the ordinary way.
Instead, he cuts trees of over ten
Inches in diameter, leaving the smaller
ones to grow and thus always has a
cuii handsome iim
an Aruit N'econmry.
REAR ADM1RAI. BUNCE.
more in the capture of Morris Island.
He served also in the attack on Fort
Sumter and in the siege of Charleston.
In 1863 lie became a lieutenant com-
mander, a commander in 1871. a cap-
tain in 1883, a commodore in 1895 and
a rear admiral in 1898. His latest
service in the department was rendered
as commander of the Brooklyn navy
yard, to which post he was assigned
In ail respect* Admiral Bunce was
■:i model naval officer, and possessed of
. high ideals of duty and service. He
was liked by his fellow officers and re-
spected by the sailors who knew his
ecord and admired his courage.
WILLIAM S. GILBERT ILL.
and Old Journey A
Tile announcement that the North-
western and Union Pacific Railroad
companies have reduced the running
time of their "limited" train between
Chicago and San Francisco by three
hours and ten minutes and cut the
time of two other trains also is calcu-
lated to put the old transcontinental
traveler in a ruminative mood. There
are still many people living who went
overland first on a prairie schooner,
;md in the course of fifty years the
change has been marvelous.
One of the most interesting of books
ft pioneer times is Edwin Bryant's
What I Saw in California." its au-
thor reached the coast just before the
gold discoveries and during the Mex-
ican war. and when he made hia jour-
ney of five or six months' duration the
country which is part of Hi'' I'nlted
States beyond the Missouri was a
wilderness. Could he return to earth
now and see the many lines of rail-
road which cross the continent he
•would be as much surprised as Lieuten-
ant Peary might be if lie were to find
a through mail route to the north pole
and a network of tracks covering
Ilank Fin lic/./lem.
The old theory that, certain crimes
' ime in waves seems to be confirmed
by the frequent occurrence of bank
embezzlements during the last week.
After long Immunity from losses of
•>.is kind three embezzlements are re-
corded within the period of two days—-
that of George Armitage. the New
iork bank messenger; M. A. Emory,
hank cashier of Boyertown. Pa., and
A. G. Smith and Louis Swift, bank tel-
lers of Lowell. Mass.. the aggregate of
their peculations amounting to $271,-
000. During October there have been
three other cases of embezzlements by
hank employes, which brings the total
for the month up to $308,000, which is
\he largest sum the banks have lost in
any one month of this year, (he record
Standing: January. $160,000; Febru-
ary. $3,000; March, $233,000; April,
$246,000; May, $74,000; June, $2,500;
July, nothing: August. $13,000; Sep-
tember, $5,000. The total sum embez-
zled during the present year to date
is $2,968,911. so that the bank steal-
ings represent nearly one-half of the
whole amount.—Chicago Tribune.
Pnrtner of sir Arthur Sullivm
ported as on II i< Un tlil>*<l.
William S. Gilbert, the dramatist
and famous librettist of Sir Arthur
Sullivan's operas, is reported on his
deathbed at Harrow Weald, his home
in England. Mr. Gilbert is 6-> years
old. It is forty-five years since his
name first became familiar to play-
goers. His first libretto to Sir Arthur
Sullivan's music Was written in 1876.
"H. M. S. Pinafore" was first pro-
duced in 1876. "The Pirates of Pen-
zance" in 1880. "Patience" in 1882. and
"The Mikado" 111 1885. He lias been
an invalid for over a year and has had
a devoted nurse in Miss Nancy McIn-
tosh. the young American actress who
was adopted into the Gilbert family as
a daughter after the composer had
trained her voice and brought her out
DONALD G. MITCHELL.
"Dr. Johns." He had been a member
of the council of Yale since its founda-
tion in 1865.
A GREAT SOCIETY EVENT.
ouo Thousand Invitation* to the Mar-
riage «f Senator t'oraker'4 Daughter.
One of the noted society events of
the year will be the marriage of Miss
Florence M. Foraker, daughter of Sen-
ator Joseph B. Foraker of Ohio, and
Attorney Randolph Matthews of Cin-
cinnati, 0. Miss Foraker is a beauti-
ful and talented young lady and has
been one of the noted belles of Wash-
ington. She is the eldest of the sena-
tor's three daughters, Clara Louise and
Julia B. being the names of the others.
The wedding is to be solemnized at
the Episcopal Church of tne Advent
in Cincinnati, November 14, and more
than 1,000 invitations to the ceremony
are to be issued. Among those to be
invited are President Roosevelt, and
his cabinet, Senator Hanna and other
colleagues of Senator Foraker iu the
Upper House of Congress. Many men
of national note will be invited to add
impressiveness lo the occasion.
The bridegroom-to-be is a son of
C. Bentley Matthews of Cincinnati, and
is a young attorney of prominence and
of still greater promise. He comes
WILLIAM S. GILBERT,
as prlino donna in his late play, "His
Excellency." Mr, Gilbert is the last
of a noted trio of theatrical men. Sir
Arthur Sullivan, his collaborator, died
early this year, and D'Oyly Carte, who
built the Savoy theater, in London ex-
pressly to produce the work of Gilbert
and Sullivan, lias been dead several
The Beet farm* an I the Sugar Trust
Secretary Wilson of the Department
of Agriculture calls attention to the
action of the sugar trust in cutting the
price of sugar in the western states,
where sugar beats are grown, as evi-
dence of alarm 011 the part of the trust
over the growing importance of the
sugar beet industry. The secretary also
regards this as evidence of a deter-
mination on the part of the sugar
i trust to go to any length to retard the
development of the industry.
The Dentil of Hrmio.
Cologne has just celebrated the
eight hundredth anniversary of the
death of St. Bruno, the founder of the
Carthusian order in the original Char-
treuse near Grenoble. The celebration
was held in the church of St. Cuni-
bert, where Bruno was a schoolboy.
It came just at a time when the monks
of the Grande Chartreux had made up
their minds to seek authorization from
the French government and to re-
main in France.
FLORENCE M. FORAKER.
from a family distinguished in nation-
al affairs. His uncle was a justice of
the United States Supreme Court.
In this age a baron who sets out to
rule his estate as though he were a
king and his property of several hund-
red acres a kingdom, maintains an ar-
my of retainets and tenants for pro-
tection and kills servants and those
who provoke his anger as he pleases,
seems to be an anachroism too obsurd
to exist outside of a novel. But, im-
probable as it may seem, such a char-
acter does exist in the personage of
Baron von Stelfencrnn. lately of the
German army and now proprietor of
the estate of Oberweiler in Germany.
This estate Is near property owned by
the Kaiser in Lorraine 011 which stands
the Chateau of Urville.
A regular medieval noble is the
Baron von Steltencron. Feudalism
when it prevailed in its greatest de-
gree in the country which the kaiser
now rules never had a more devoted
adherent than this German baron, and
the peasantry never had a more exact-
ing overlord nor one who held more
lightly their right to the enjoyment
of life and liberty. In the baron's lit-
tle domain the feudal idea as it was
developed in medieval Europe is still
cherished, and crimes, It would seem,
are committed by the baron with an
impunity characteristic of a former
Above tlio Civil I.nw.
It is because of bis service in the
army which entitles him to be con-
sidered as belonging to the reserves
that the baron holds himself amena-
ble to none of the laws of the commun-
ity in which he lives. Only to mili-
tary tribunals will the baron submit
himself, and there appears to be a sin-
gular unwillingness among military
authorities to bring him to terms.
A correspondent of the Milwaukee
Sentinel recently paid a visit to the
part of Germany where this strange
character holds sway to investigate
some of the stories regarding his
crimes anil idiosyncracles. Most of
them he found were thoroughly borne
out by the facts. It was just alter the
baron had executed his second victim.
As in the first case, it was, so this
visitor says, nothing less than murder
on the part of this subject of the kai-
ser. and murder ft would have liwn
adjudged in most countries calling
themselves civilized. But to the baron
his act was simply removing from this
earth, almost without warning, a peas-
ant who had been found trespassing on j
his domains. As in all other cases,
the baron went unpunishod for his
The estate on which this curious
condition of affairs obtains covers 500
acres. In this sma'l domain Baron von
Steitencron maintains an establish-
ment patterned as nearly as possible
after those kept by his ancestors when
feudalism flourished. His servants and
laborers make up his army, uniformed
and armed by the baron, and drilled
as carefully as though the possession
of the land depended upon the prowess
of his men.
Fimlft an Army Neeesnary.
Of fhis force of retainers lie is the
general, while to his valet he has dele-
gated the duties of adjutant, with his
forester as the colonel. The baron
finds much need for this army force
and he keeps his men constantly do-
ing sentinel duty about the estate. On
Sunday lie holds a revit w of his men.
appearing before them in much the
same manner as the emperor appears
at the grand military maneuvers.
Sunday on the estate at Oberweiler
is also a trial day, \yith the baron as
sole arbiter of the fate of those who
recognize him as their overlord.
The baron has various mo les cf pun-
ishing his men. It is a common thing
for him tc consign offenders to a dun-
geon on the premises with hunger
thrown in to make them a little more
obedient to his pleasures the next time,
and in some cases the lash is resorted
to. Even the baron's wife has known
what it is to be a prisoner in his dun-
geon, for disregard of his will by
one so near him is visited with no less
heavy a hand than in the case of more
.lie yuiuln* of Java.
The Island of Java, which is only
673 miles long and about 125 miles
wide and located i nly three degrees off
the equator, lias the distinguishing
position of supplying practically all tln>
cinchona bark from which the world a
supply of quinine Is made There aro
about 25,000 ;icres of this island u.-cd in
The Objection Removed.
President Tucker of Dartmouth hai
been in the habit of spending his suni
mers on a New Hampshire farm. The
family becoming: dissatisfied with cer-
tain details the proximity of ihe pifc
pen to the house, and tne manners of
the servant girl he wrote to the farm-
er that he could come no more, and
mentioned these objections. In a few
days he received the following concil-
iatory reply: "Dear Sir:—There ain t
been no hogs since you left, and Han-
nah has went."
The Tencher'i Wire.
Clarissa, Minn., Oct. 28th. Mrs
Clara Keys wife of Charles Keys,
school teacher of this piaco, tells a
For years her life was one of mis-
ery. Her back ached all the time; her
head ached ail the time; neuralgia
pains drove her to desperation Sho
used much medicine, hut failed to get
any relief till she tried Dodd'a Kidney
Pills. She says:
"Very soon after I began using
Dodd's Kidney IMlls all my aches and
pains vanished like the morning dew.
I consider this remedy a God-send to
Encouraged by their success in her
own case, Mrs. Keys induced her
mother, an old lady of 71 years, to use
Dodd's Kidney Pills for her many
aches and pains. Now both mother
and daughter rejoice in perfect free-
dom from illness or suffering which
is something neither had enjoyed for
Don't think that because a man has
one glass eye that he only gets half
INSIST ON (iFTTINO IT.
Some grocers say they don't ke<
(lance Starch because they have a stork
in hand of 12 o/.. brands, which they know
cannot be sold to a customer who has
once used the 16 oz. pkg. Defiance Btarcli
for Hame money.
An Irishman saj's that posthumous
works are the books a man w rites after
he is dead.
Clear white clothes are a sign that the
housekeeper uses Ked Cross Bail P'ue.
Large 2 oz. package, f> (rents.
Swell societ}' must bo the kind that
is puffed up.
MRS. H. F. ROBERTS
Says to All Sick Women: "Oive
Mrs. Pink hum a Chance, i
Know Mho Can Help You an
She Did Me."
"Dear Mrs. Pixkiiam : The world
praises great reformers; their names
and fames are iD the earn of everybody,
and the public press helps sprend the
good tidings. Among them all I.ydia
E. Pinkham's name goes to posterity
St ml v I u k American Metlu>U«.
Several English railroad officials are
now in this country for the purpose of
studying the operation and manage-
ment of American roads. Another
group recently returned to England
after a similar trip of inspection, it
is an interesting compliment which is
thus being paid to the efficiency and
success of the American railroad meth-
ods. The Englishmen now here are
looking particularly Into the handling
of freight and the system of signals.
It is in the economical care of freight
that the English system falls far be-
hind. A freight train in this country
will carry a load of 2,000 tons, for in-
stance, while In England the total
haul would be 600 tons.
a Story of Nova Srotia.
A woman who spent the summer in
Nova Scotia has just come down from
Halifax with some interesting stories
of her experiences among the Blue-
noses. One of them has to do with a
hunt for a hairdresser. When she ar-
rived in Halifax she inquired at her
hotel for a hairdressing parlor. "Go
right down to the corner shop," said
the clerk politely, "and you'll find
what you want." Down to the corner
the woman went, and in the shop was
a sign reading, "Fur Store."—New
York Mail and Express.
Little gunmetal buttons are attract-
ive 011 dark waists.
Mils. 11. K. ROBERTS,
County President of W. C.T. U., Kansas
with a softlv breathed blessing from
the lips of thousands upon thousands
of women who have, been restored to
their families when life hung by a
thread, and by thousands of others
whose weary, aching limbs you have
quickened and whose pains you hate
" 1 know whereof 1 speak, for 1 have
received much valuable benefit mvself
through tliQ use of Lydia K.
ham's Vegetable Compound, and
for years I have known dozens of wo-
men who have suffered with displace-
ment, ovarian troubles, ulcerations
and inflammation who are strong and
well to-day, simply through the use of
your Compound."—Mas. II. F. Kobektb,
1404 McGee St., Kansas City, Mo.—
$5000 forfeit If about testimonial l not g.nu/ne.
Don't he&itJivte to write to Mrs. l'ink-
hara. She will; understand your case
perfectly, artfl will treat, you with
kindness. Her advice is free, and tha
address is Lynn, Mass.
I Host Cough Syrup. TaHten (.ood.
in time. S.-ld by dnumlwts.
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