The Kiel Herald (Kiel, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 8, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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THE KIEL HERALD
KIKL KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLA.. rHt'RSDAY. ll'l.Y s. 190):
BATTLE MUSIC NOT MARTIAL
British Soldierc Prefer Music Hall
Songs to Heroic Hymns When
They Go Into Action.
It Is an understatement of deeds of
heroism which delights the liritish sol-
dier. declares Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle in 'Through the Magic I)oor."
Anything in the least "hlghfalutin"
would depress a body of English
troops; German troops cnn march to
battle staging Luther's hymns; French-
men will work themselves into a fren-
zy by a song of glory; but Knglish
poets need not imagine that martini
song is what the British soldier needs,
as these Instances testify.
Our sailors, working the heavy guns
in South Africa, sang; "Here's an-
other lump of sugar for the bird." I
saw a regiment go Into battle to the
refrain of "A little bit off the top."
The martial poet, unless he had the
genius and the Insight of a Kipling,
would have wasted a good deal of Ink
before he got down to such chants as
The Russians are not unlike us in
this respect. I remember reading of
some column ascending a breach and
singing lustily from start to finish, un-
til a few survivors were left victorious
upon the crest, with the song still go-
A spectator inquired what wondrous
chant it was which had warmed them
to such a deed of va'or, and he found
that the exact meaning of the words,
endlessly repeated, was "Ivan is in the
garden picking cabbages."
1 lie fact is, i suppose, that a mere
rionotonous sound may take the place
of the tom tom of savage warfare, and
hypnotize the soldier into valor.—
i near a syitipnony or grana opera. 1
never could make what seemed to me
to be suitable comment, but coming
out of the Philharmonic concert the
other night two high-brows walking
next to me gave me a tip.
" 'Well,' said he, with a long drawn
sigh; 'lieethoven is always Beethoven.'
"'Yes,' she responded, soulfully;
'Beethoven is always Beethoven.'
"Isn't that lovely. It works both
ways and can be applied to anybody."
All Are Busy Digging.
"The love of money is the root of all
evil," but everybody seems to be dig-
ging away at the root, even preach-
ers seem to preach more powerfully
when they have plenty of the roots in
their salary. The love of money,
w hile a root of all evil, may also be
he root of much good. The Bible also
-ays; "Money answereth all things."
Money is a defense." If there were
■ <i desire fur wealth there would be
.o >i ol it. It would soon cease to
\!si at all, and society would go
e u to a state ol' actual barbarism.
HE WAS A WONDERFUL JOCKEY
♦ + ♦♦*♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦ + + *
GIFT OF CHINESE EMPRESS.
Miss Carl, Portrait Painter, Has an
Interesting Jewel Presented
by Tsi Ann.
Miss Katherlne Carl, the portrait
painter, has an interesting jewel, pre-
sented to her by the empress of China,
which reveals Tsi Ann, even amid her
cares of state, as a remarkable enthu-
siast for the minor harmonics of life.
It was while Miss Carl was living at
the palace for the purpose of painting
the empress' portrait that the incident
occurred. On one occasion when Miss
Carl appeared before her the empress
was not satisfied with the unrelieved
j^5ray of the painter's gown. Sending
for flowers from the garden she tried
them against the gray gown, but as
they were all pink or red In tone the
^combination did not please her.
Finally she drew from her own hair
the floral decoration which she herself
wore. This was of jasmine blossoms,
worn in the Chinese fashion, with the
leaves all removed and a long pin
thrust through rows of blossoms,
which were packed tightly together on
the pin. The head of the pin has a
branch of coral, with a setting of two
When the empress had tried this
flower strung pin against Miss Carl's
hair and gown she was pleased with
the note of color it afforded, and,
thrusting it into Miss Carl's hair, she
"Keep this pin when the flowers
have faded as a souvenir of me and to
remind you also that it i3 the duty of
all of us to look as well as we can at
all times, and especially that it is the
duty of women."
NOTHING MEAN ABOUT HIM.
A Well-Built Instrument.
When the concert was over, and the
pianist was driving along the snowy
road to the Burnhain inn, where he
was to spend the night, he ventured
to ask his host of the evening if he
had enjoyed the playing. "You did
first-rate," Mr. Burnham told him.
"That's my opinion."
"Yes,'' he went on, after a minute,
"you certainly did first-rate. You
Showed i ower and stren'th beyond
anything i ever expected to listen to,
and you was lightning quick into the
"Anybody that heard you could tell
you'd worked hard and long and
steady to get votir trade. But I tell ye
who else had ought to have some
credit—that's the man that nrftda the
piano you played on.
" 'Tain't every instrument that
would stand the strain you put on it.
not by a good deal.
"I should call it the praise ought to
be divided pretty even betwixt ye."—
The Sunday Magazine.
The Divine Sara.
Many years have passed and many
stories have been told since a critic
of I.e Figaro wrote: "Last evening an
empty carriage drew up at the en-
trance of the Francalse. The door
opened and Mme. Bernhardt got out."
But the latest anecdote concerning
her hails back before even that time.
One day, when Montigny, at the
Oymnase. gave her a part which she
did not like, she went away In disgust,
and made up her mind to open a con-
fectioner's shop. She had taken to
this Idea so seriously that she actual-
ly selected a shop which was to let on
the Boulevard des Itallens, and which
seemed ndniiraUly placed. She in-
spected the front of the shop and was
If she had not gone further the
business might have been concluded.
But before leaving she wished to see
the room at the back of the shop and
the basement. This was enough for
her. To spend her life In such dark
holes was impossible. No; she would
not. and back she went, rather regret-
fully at first, to the stage and its bril-
Charles Taylor Rode His Last Race
at Age of 96 and Was Model
Charley Taylor, veteran horseman,
died this winter at the age of 103. He
had made White River Junction, Vt..
his home about fifty years. He loved
horses as a boy In Canada, sold and
handled them there and in the states
and finally becamo a well-known
driver on the racetracks of both coun-
It is estimated he won 70 per cent,
of about 1,700 races, says the Ver-
monter. He knew what his horses
could do in any event, was always
with them, even slept with them. He
rarely carried a whip, but urged them
by a word. He "never abused an ani-
mal to lmve that come up against
He was thorough in trifles. His
habits were regular and exemplary.
He was always in condition. It was
his quiet boast that he never lost a
meal, never had a co'.d or a doctor,
never took a glass of liquor or used
tobacco, never used an oath or shook
dice. He never married. His last race
was at the age of Oti.
As a centenarian he drove exhibi-
tion half miles at fairs, and even last
October at the state fair resented
proffered assistance when alighting
from the sulky. His mental and physi-
cal activities were surprising to the
last. He did the chores, cared for the
garden and hens.
He would rarely sit down, and al-
ways kept busy, saying: "This is
what saves a man. Work to eat, work
to sleep. If a man can't sleep he'll
wear out." A four weeks siege of
pneumonia carried Mr. Taylor off at
last, though the attending physician
says he was out doors every day dur-
ing the time and seemed recovering
until a relapse the day before his
The Lady—What will it cost to tale?
my husband and me to the st: ,n?
The Cabby—Two dollars n ; 'am.
The Lady—And how much lor me
The Cabby—The same, ma'am.
The Lady—There, dear—see how
much you're valued at?
* What Beethoven Is.
"Now." said the brown-eyed woman.
"I will always know how tr vaift wVeii
Willing to Save Others frcm Rattle-
snake Even If He Had
Lost His Mule.
At the railway station of a certain
Alabama town a number of passen-
gers, who were waiting for a train
long overdue, had distributed them-
selves on the platform, their feet hang-
Presently there came along a na-
tive, a sour-faced individual, with a
rope in his linnd. It subsequently
transpired that he was looking for a
stray mule. He catne out of the bush
opposite the station and stood for
some time looking up and down the
tracks. Then he directed his gaze to
the group of waiting passengers on
the platform, with their feet hanging
over. He regarded them listlessly for
quite awhile, then suddenly lie called
"Hey, there! You all!"
"What Is it?" demanded 8'orne one,
Startled by the sudden cry.
"H'ist your feet!"
This injunction to "'h ist' was com-
plied with by ail with alacrity, for, as
they looked down over the platform,
they perceived a big rattlesnake just
coiling for a strike. A handy grind-
stone was dropped on the reptile, dis-
patching it, of course: and one of the
men thanked the native for his time-
The latter smiled grimly. "T don't
i'pose I deserve much thanks." sr.id
1 e. 'but some men who have lost a
'mule nn' been hur.tin' for it for three
ays would have been kinder oriery
'brut that s-iake. However, gents,
there ain't nuthin' mrftn 'bo.it the!"
He Had Re2 on to Flee
This affidavit was filed in court of
common pleas in Dublin in 1S22: "And
this deponent further saith, that on
arriving at the home of the said de-
fendant for the purpose of personally
serving him with fee said writ, he, the
said deponent, knocked three several
times at the outer, commonly called
the hall door, but could not obtain
admittance; whereupon this deponent
was proceeding to knock a fourth
time, when a man, to this deponent
unknown, holding in his hands a mus-
ket or blunderbuss loaded with balls
or slugs, as this deponent has since
heard and verily believes, appeared at
one of the upper windows of the said
house, and presenting said musket or
blii.iderbuss at this deponent, threat-
ened 'that if said deponent did not in-
stantly retire, he would send his (the
deponent's) soul to hell,' which this
deponent verily believes lie would
have done, had not this deponent pre-
Theater Folk .re Suoerstitious.
Theatrical people are proverbially
superstitious. 1 know of one great
actress who never goes on the stage
without first crossing herself to insure
good luck. Pome of our greatest stars
would perhaps retire from the stage if
they should Iosp the horseshoe which
is nailed to the lid of one of their
trunks, and could not get another. Mrs.
Leslie Carter always raps three times
on the wings before walking on tin
stage, and she thinks this precaution
will banic h all evil Influences. When
Mary Anderson was on the stage she
never dared to peep through tile ear-
tain while the house was filling. Many
theatrical people constantly carry
around with them for luck "the left
hind foot of a graveyard rabbit killed
by the light of the moon."
THE KIEL CO-OPERATIVE
( Incorporated. I *
Wfe Build On Quality! ♦
A. Vohs, Pres. S. B. Cline. Mgr. *
A Farmer's Store For <■
Where Lake Erie Get It* Name.
Lake Krle took its name from a
tribe of Indians, of Iroquois stock,
known as the Eries, who lived in the
western part of New York state and
on the soulh shore of the lake. Henry
Gannett, tin officer of the United
States Geological Survey, and chair-
man of the United States Geographic
board, In his "Origin of Certain Place
Names in the United Staees," givi-ss
the following: "Erie, one of the
great lakes, from erie, erlke, or eriga,
meaning 'wild cat,' the name ol au
ancient tribe on Its borders."
Gj\ BUYS Coal, Lumber, Twine,
' 9Potatoes, etc. In Car Lots.
+ We offer you a fresh and complete stock of ♦
* , , ' +
... I )ry Goods, Groceries, Shoes, M dlinerv etc*
Highest price paid for Produce *
Come in and see us.
The Farmers Co-operative Association
has issued 109 Share Certificates to its
« members and cordfSlly extends an in-
♦ vitation to every farmer to join it and
♦ secure the great benefits of Co-opera-
♦ tive buying of all your needs.
ice in the corridor of t&e le^era;
building one day last week.
"Don't you know me, Cap?" In-
quired the man.
Capt. Halls looked at him a few
seconds and recognized a man be had
ai rested and caused to be sent to
ptison in 1002. He invited hiin to
"I just got out day before yester-
day," said the man. "I served my
time at Leavenworth, but as I was
leaving there I was arrested again and
taken to .lollet to serve out a term
there. Thanks, Cap, that's the first
orange I've had In almost seven years.
"My wife; you remember her, don't
you? She's in Louisville, waiting for
me. Ye>ti know, Cap, you arrested me
while we were on our wedding trip.
I was only with her a couple of days
after our wedding and I got caught.
Well, she's waiting for me down at
The man shifted uneasily In his
chair, and tlie captain waited for him
"You see. Cap, it's just this way,"
he said. "I got here on the bumpprs
last, night. Haven't had a bite to eat
to-day. That's why I'm so nervous, I
"What's the faro to Louisville?"
asked Capt. Halls.
The man told him and the captain
! roduced a two-dollar bill and a 50-
■ ent piece.
"Here," said the officer, "go buy you
: tlckct to Louisville anil get you a
meal with the change."—Indianapolis
When the turbe>t was breiught tho
guest fancied, even before It reached
his plate, that it was no longer fresh;
and an attempt to eat it confirmed that
impression. He called the proprietor,
who at once sent a waiter for fresh
turbot and removed the objectionable*
"I beg your pardon, sir," said tho
Inn-keeper, "but we got the idea, sir,
as you came in, that you 'ad a bad cold
in your ead, sir."
"And suppose I had? What would
that have to do with my being served
spoile d fish?" demanded the indignant
"Heverythink. sir. We as this rule
in this 'ouse: Fish as is a little doubt-
ful, like that 'ere, sir—them which as
lost the flavor of youth, as I ii.av say- -
them we serves to parties as appears
to 'ave colds in their 'ends, sir; and
wc finds that, b^-in' as such partieu
can't smell nothink, they likes tho
fish just as well, sir, and hoften they
prefers'em!"—Illustrated Sunday Mag-
ECO NO.MY IN A LONDON INN.
Brrgains Is Bargain?,
The l.icly shopper gazed dubiously at
the ' nt article.
"I don't ti ink it's worth more than
50 cent - .- ! h objected.
"M '• e> •• !! from 77." observe !
the Kt • :' •
"1'!! bey it," sai. t.'.c lady shonp. •
BIG GAP IN HIS HONEYMOON.
Groo-n Serves Two Prison Tern-s and
Then Resumes His Interrupted
A man whe sp fact showed ills spirit
lad been fcvokip ptoj ptd Cat '■ Tom
Hails of the Un/tc States <*! '. scv
••Doubtful" Fish Served to Those
Guests Who Have Cold In
Xtr. (S'aig Wadswo th, one t>f the
secretaries to the embassy at London,
tells hl'tv an American, who was joiir-
ueying through the midland counties
• ; £,iikiati<i. encountered In a certain
town a rather pretentious inn, at which
ho Ordered turbot—A favorite dish in
The American had had a Tew days of
dense fog. and his appearand? and
mahn'er perhaps showfer] that he had b?-
'orioe a little wheezy in consequence of
the climate. lie was. indeel, fort ed 'o
have frequent teeouise to his hanakef-
Seton's Opinion of the Wclf.
Ernest Tnompson Seton is reported
"1 think animals capable of a crude
foi>rn of thought that cannot be ex-
plained as instinct. Among the wild
animals 1 regard the wolf aa the most
intelligent, just as people regard the
.log as most Intelligent among tho
domestic brutes. Hut a dog is noth-
ing but a wolf with a college educa-
tion. The wolf has learned tho dan-
ger of the long-distance rifle, and even
it: districts where they are plentiful it
is rarely that man sees one. It cnn ho
nothing short of reason that causes
the wolf, formerly so bold, to act In
Keeping Up Appearances.
Husband (Mid letily waking up at
dead of right) Wlifit in the world
was that roUe?
Wife (calmly)—It's all right, dear.
The guests of the Vanderbllt ball ar«
Just coming home, and 1 slipped down
nd gave our front door i slam.
tie neighbors wo-itt think we wet*
there.—New York \vttnij.
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