The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 3, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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Robin Hood, Who “Robbed the Rich to Feed the Poor”
"llfrrt*, undern«*Mh»* Ihya l.yttH atone.
Rob* ,f. Karl* of IItintlrijfdnnn.
* • •/ years and aom* (hyr.fre mure
j-lee rob- 1 the rlrh to feed the poor*
No arch wm »■ he«» woe good*,
And man.i>! did < all hym * I c <*. I r» Hood*
Such outlawe.s tut hee und bye mentte
Will Ki.glaml never see ugu ne.’
O Rl’NS HU
The in ft n
it was written un-
and was knowr
from one end of
England to the
other. Hut whether
half the storios
told about him is
RO BIN h<JOD
eat money lenders and cruel landlords
Kobln n favorite method with such prls
ori“Hi was to conduct them to his se-
cret glade and there regale them with
i a feast. (The food consisted largely
! of stolen deer and dainties filched
from noblemen’s larders.) After the
meal he would sugxest that they pay
for their entertainment by giving him
all their money and Jewels. At other
tim* s he would go. disguised, to some
town, make friends with a local rich
man and tinder some pretext lure him
to the foreHt.
That Robin did not steal from the
!>oor was not un especially noble trait.
The poor hud nothing worth stealing.
.Moreover, by helping the peasants
with h little money now and then he
made them his friends and gave them
Denver—The Gunnison river nows,
or rather leaps, down the western
slope of Colorado and Is famed for Its
trout. Enthusiastic anglers frequently
Journey there from England lo whip
Its turbulent waters during the fish-
ing season, as the trout In this ice
, cold stream are celebrated for their
exquisite flavor, and for their fighting
1 qualities as well.
This picturesque stream after flow
Ing placidly through a beautiful broad
valley, hemmed in by snow capptsl
peaks, suddenly breaks its leash and
plunges Into a Beries of rapids and
cascades where it enters the Black
Canon at Sapinero, whose granite
walls rise on either side to a perpen-
dicular height of from two thousand
to three thousand feet above the foam-
ing stream. It continues it. tortuous
W*1" WM.A RADFORD.
Mr William A. Had ford wPl answer
question* and glvs advlcv Fl’EE OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, for the readers o* his
paper On account of hla wide experience
as Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he
Is. without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William A Radford. No. 17* West
Jackson boulevard, ('hlcago. III., and only
true ia yuite another matter. It in
hard In w riting of Robin Hood to sift | an interest in warning him against hts
tact from legend. This story can but
tell the popular version of ills career
without vouching for its entire truth
Robin Hood ia said to have been
born in 11 GO. and to have been a no-
bleman’s son who, through Injustice,
waa outlawed. He took refuge in
Sherwood forest, in Nottinghamshire,
Kngl&nd. There he gathered about
him a bund of unfortunate men as des-
perate as himself, and prepared to
make war on the world at large.
It was a rude, violent age. Human
life was held lightly. I^aws were bar-
barous. For shooting det*r in the roy-
al forest8 the i>enaity was torture and
(for the second offense) death. The
barons and other rich and powerful
men could overtax and Ill-use the poor
almost without restraint. Persons who
suffered under such tyranny had usu-
ally no redress. Often they revenged
themselves by plundering their for-
mer masters and by preying on human-
ity at large. Says onto old historian
In this time were many robbers and
outlaws, among which Robin Hood and
l.»ittle John, renowned thoeves, contin-
ued in the woods, despoyling and rob-
bing the goodes of the rich. The said
Robin suffered no woman to he oi>-
pressed or molested. Poore men’s
goodes ho spared; abundantlie reliev
Ing them with that which by theft he
got. from the houses of the rich. Of
all theeves Malor (an early writer) af-
finileth him to bo the prince and the
most gentle theefe."
Robin and his band dwelt in the
greenwood, patrolling the highroads
and holding up rich travelers. Impe-
rially did they enjoy capturing dishon
Robin and his men were splendid
archers. Their skill with bow and
arrow reached the king’s ears. His
majesty is said to have been so much
plensed with the bar ’ s archery that
he pardoned them all. Hut Robiu
could not long remain out of trouble.
He fell foul of the law' once more, and
the sheriff of Nottingham was sent
to crush him. In the woodland battle
that followed the sheriff's men were
beaten off. Soon afterward Robin fell
dangerously ill. There was no surgeon
nearby. So his men carried hi in to a
convent, where Ills cousin was a lay
sister. She had great repute in medi-
cine and Robin thought she might save
him. She dared not refuse shelter to
the sick man for fear of Ills followers’
wrath. Rut sho dared not cure him,
lest the king should hear that the
convent had harbored and aided an
outlaw. So, according to the story, she
opened a vein In his arm and left him
to bleed to death.
When the dying man learned of her
treachery he set his bugle to his lips
and blew a feeble blast. Little John,
his lieutenant, heard it, and rushed to
the sick room. Robin, so runs the old
ballad, forbade Little John to takeven
geance on the convent,
arrow to bow for the
sent the shaft whizzing out through an
open window and begged to he burled
at the spot where his arrow should
A likeable, rollicking, sentimental
When n man builds u houSd there
Is one factor that often is overlooked
! by him.
He sometimes falls to realize that
he not only Is under certain obliga-
tions to himself and Ills family, but he
Is also under a deep obligation to the
community lu which he purposes to
For instance, a man has no moral
right to buy a lot in a community of
fine houses and place thereon an ar-
chitectural monstrosity, or a house
whose freakish design will detract
from the neighborhood.
The desire of home ow ners In eveiy
neighborhood Is to have the houses
that are built even better than those
already there. In other words, pro-
gressivencss Is the watchword in home
building as in all other things.
A man cannot do a more foolhardy
thing than to build a dry goods box
In the Black Canon.
The Earl of Leicester, a “Might-Have-Been” Who Failed
"Here lies a valiant warrior who never
drew u sword.
Here lies a wily courtier who never kept
Here lies the Earl of Leicester who gov-
erned the estates;
Whom, living, Man could never love and
a Just Heaven now hates.’
faq 113 scurrilous. ntock epltnph,,
■ written by a political foe, sizes
1 up the character of Robert Dud-
ley, carl of Leicester, far better
than do the stately lines on Ills tomb.
But neither of the two tell tho most
important thing about him: namely,
that he probably came within an ace
of being prince consort of England,
husband of Queen Elizabeth, and (If
the laws could have been Juggled to
lit the easel even king
, Leicester's only claims to success
were good looks, charm of manner
and total lack of conscience. Yet
these three qualities lifted him high-
er than almost any other matt of tils
day. Ho had the still further handi-
cap of beginning his iKilitlcal career lu
prison. Tho Btart was not fuvorable.
But the man’s luck quickly made up
for this drawback.
His father, the duke of Northum-
berland, plotted to make unlucky lit-
tle Lady Jane Gray (his daughter-in-
law) queen of England. Queen Mary,
daughter of Henry VUI., crushed the
plot, mounted the throne herself, and
condemned* to death lardy Jane, her
young husband, and Northumberland
himself. Robert Dudley (Northumber-
land’s secoud sou and Lady June's
brother-in-law), was also thrown into
Jail, accused of a share in the con-
spiracy and was sentenced to death.
But he was soon set free and given
a court position.
When Elizabeth came to the throne
In 1558, her fickle fancy was caught
by young Dudley. He was strikingly
handsome—and she loved handsome
men. He was a clever flatterer—and
ahe adored flattery. She gave Lei-
cester one high olllce after another,
heaping rank and honora upon him to
the scandal ot at) Europo.
There can be no doubt tho queen
was deeply lu love with him. It was
rumored that this capricious sover-
eign, who had stubbornly refused to
marry any European prjnce or king,
meant to bestow her hand on Dudley.
But there was a hitch in this plan.
He was already married. When he
was a mere youth he wedded Amy
Robsart, daughter of a rich old knight.
For years Amy had been kept away
from court In an obscure Berkshire
country house, Cutnnor hall. There
Dudley, once In a great while, visited
hr. But for the most part she lived
a wretchedly lonely life. Now that
he was an aspirant for Elizabeth's
hand. It became necessary for the
neglectful husband to get rid of his
wire. Accordingly, Amy was round
one day tying dead In Cuntnor hall
her neck broken.
course through this ehaam for upward
of thirty miles before it emerges Into I
another valley at State Bridge, three
thousand feet, lower than where it en- j
tered tho canon.
The trout fishing is along the upper
half of the canon, which is traversed i
by a narrow gauge railroad. The low- |
er half of the canon is impassable.
Only three men ever made the trip
through it. They were government
engineers who were roconnoitering j
for a location for the Gunnison tunnel J
to irrigate the Dncouipahgro Valley. |
Their strong raft was wrecked, their ;
instruments and clothing were lost j
, and they were rescued in an exhaust-
Then, setting ed condition.
last time, he | Below the canon so much alkali and j
soil are discharged into tho stream !
by the Irrigating ditches that trout
cannot live in it, hut suckers flourish j
thi re. often attaining n length of from.j
eighteen to twenty inches. During !
Mny the suckers |
go up the small tributaries* to spawn, j house, or a cheap looking structure in
After spawning they return in schools, J a community of fine residences. For
tail first, to the river. These small he and his family will bo ostracised,
streams are rocky and swift, and if j and rightly so. by their neighbors,
the fish did not slacken speed by ! Nor is there any necessity for
swimming against the current they ! houses of this character. Well and ac-
miglit be bruised against the rocks. | curately drawn plans are available and
In the pools where the water was
two or three feet deep the fish were
so numerous that it was no uncom-
mon occurrence to throw out throe
and four fish with each thrust of the
fork. Tho fish were weak and slug-
gish after spawning and did not’make
much effort to get out of the way. The
outlaw. Ills life story (even stripped j jh0 latter part of
of all legend and folklore) seems to
entitle him lo a goodly place among
had for houses
which, though not expensive, will he a
credit to any community.
Tne first thing to study in the mat-
ter of bouse building is the lot, its i
size and the surroundings. The front- i
age will largely determine the design
and the arrangement of the rooms.
The house here shown is beautiful-
ly adapted to a corner lot where ample
lawn space can be had., The first
floor or story can be of concrete blocks
or plaster finish. The wide exposed
chimney, giving the impression of the
cheerful fire-place within, breaks the !
monotony of the end elevation, as tho ,
dormer does on the front. The size j
of this house Is not as large as might j
appear from the design. It is 32 feet, j
9 inches wide, and 41 feet, 6 inches
long, exclusive of the porches.
The front porch is of ample size, I
and one enters directly into the living
room from It. This room is 15 by 18 j
feet In size. The architect has yield- i
ed to that demand for the parlor that j
still obtains in most localities, and has j
provided one 12 feet, 6 inches wide and J
15 feet long. With the wide folding j
doors the living room and the parlor j
can be made practically one. The din
log room is 12 feet by feet, 6 inches;
and a beautiful feature here is the con- I
servatory opening from it. The kitch- |
en Is 12 feet, by 12 feet, 6 inches. On ;
the second floor are three bedrooms, '
a bathroom and a study. This latter
room also may be used as a sewing
room or as an additional bedroom if so
It Is estimated that this house can
be nicely built and finished for $4,000.
Both in Use
— And it docs better
work. Simply follow
your customary method
of preparation — add a
little iess of Calumet
than when using ordi-
nary baking powder.
Then watch the result.
Light, fluffy, and even-
ly raised — the baking
comes from the oven
more tempting, tastier,
Calumet insures the baking of an
expert. Ask your grocer today.
It was soon after this tragedy that . ________
the queen raised Dudley to the rank j old woman brought out two washing
tubs, a wnshboiler and a large dish- I
of "Earl of Leicester.” She also sug-
gested him as a suitable husband tor
the unfortunate Mary Queen of Scots.
(Tills was thought to he u blind to
hide her own love for him. Leicester
afterward proposed that Mary, who
was then a prisoner of Elizabeth’s, he
put out of tho way by poison.) Eliza-
beth gave Leicester the magnificent
castle of Kenilworth and other rich es-
tates In Warwickshire. At this castle,
in 1375 he entertained the queen for
some days with a series of gaudy spec-
tacles ami revels that cost him $:i(H>.-
090, which sum Ills various court of-
ficers doubtless permitted him to gain
back from the people.
At this time his coining marriage to
the queen was a matter of common
talk .lust what wrecked the plan no
one knows, In any case, something
occurred to destroy Leicester's hopes
and to turn him, in a moment, from a
possible prince consort to a mere
“might have been."
He revenged himself by marrying '
the countess of Essex, whose husband
he was suspected of poisoning.' Eliza-
beth could never bear to have her
courtiers look at any other woman ex-
cept herself, she flew into a mad rage
at news of Lelecfflor's marriage and
swore ho should die In the Tower of
I-ondon. Hut she soon forgave him
and even afforded him new chances
for official incompetency.
In 1588, in his fifty-seventh year,
Leicester died. It was at the time!
rumored that he met death by drink-
'll a cup of poison he had prepared
for his wife. This may have becti a
bit of malicious court gossip; or. If
true, It may have implied that he still
believed he could win Elizabeths
pan, all of which were filled within
hnir an hour with fish from twelve to
eighteen inches in length, which sho
skinned nnd salted down for future i
use. Sho lamented that tho fish were '
"a-gettin' skeercer every year.”
“Why, at coinin’ down time three
years ago mo and my old man got
nigh onto a wagon load In no time,"
TAKES BEAR IN BATHING!
Maid In Silk Bathing Suit, When
Dared to Take Bruin Along,
Promptly Does So.
Los Angeles, Cal.—Miss Anna Fred- j
ericka, a comely beach girl, went , TERMS
swimming through the breakers at J
Venice accompanied by a half-grown
Miss Fredericks was one of tho thou,
sands of bathers along the ocean front.
She was clad in an attractive silk
You Jon ’( save money when you buy
cheap or hig-can baling powder. Don’t
be misled. Buy Calumet. It’s more
economical — more wholesome — giuee
best results. Calumet Is far superior to
sour milk and soda.
THE HOMESEEKING FARMER
looking for wonderfully productive
in healthy climate, perfect title from
first hands, can have details for the
asking. Largo boJy for selection.
Any good farmer can make this
land pay itself out On our low
prices and easy terms. Address
SPUR FARM LANDS
SPUR DICKENS COUNTY TEXAS
Pasadena strolled by, leading two half-
grown cinnamon hoars, which he se-
cured in Northern California when the
bears were only a few weeks old.
"I dare you to take one of the bears
in swimming,” said a friend to Miss
STENOGRAPHER | steganoKraphy" and "logography” as
other names for what we generally
call stenography. In the order given,
they are derived from "grapho” com-
bined with ’’brachys,’’ meaning
“short,” "steganos,” meaning "cov-
ered,” ’’secret’’ (a stenographer is one
who writes in cryptic or mysterious
writing, not to be read by the unini-
tiate) and "logos,” meaning speech.
Live Stock and Miscellaneous
Art of Shorthand Writing Has Been
and Is Known by a variety of
several* fHcndTXn TT'Pierce of ; ^
art of shorthand writing Ib
known by other names than "stenog-
raphy,” “Thachygraphy" is only one of
them, its second part, of course, comes
from the same root as the latter end
of “stenography”—that is, from the
Greek "grapho," meaning to write.
"Tachy" is derived from the Greek
The young woman took tho dare. ! ‘ tachy,” meaning swift; so only the
A Butcher Shop Idyl.
She wub pretty and she loked soul-
“How much Is
"Umpty cents a pound,” said the
butcher, a large, coarse man,
"Oh, 1 cannot afford that. I'm dis-
couraged at these high prices." She
began to weep.
"Take heart,” murmured a benevo-
lent looking old gentleman.
"I guess I will.
Her escort, after futile attempts at
dissuasion, secured one of the bears.
The little animal was quite tame and
trotted down to the surf line with Miss
Thousands of beach visitors
thronged tho water front to watch tho
novel performance. At first the little
bear snorted and fussed as the spray
splashed over his nose, but finally,
with a little grunt, he ducked Into tho
breakers and followed tho leash which
Miss Fredericks carried.
96-Year-Old Man Buys His Tombstone.
Albany, Mo.—Samuel Stewart, nine-
ty-slx years old, of Gara, thlB county,
who has lived In the state seventy-two
jears, has purchased the stone to
adorn his grave and excavated a mau-
soleum In a large rock near his
home, giving Instructions to his rela-
That comes cheap- tlves that It serva as a receptacle for
er. Please wrap me up half a pound.” j his coffin.
shorthand writer who has the ability
to take down rapM speech and tran-
scribe it quickly has the right to call
herseli or himself a "tachygrapher.”
(The ”ch” sound is like that of "k.")
"Stenography," comes from “grapho”
combined win "stenos," which means
"narrow" in Greek. So a “stenog-
rapher" Is either a narrow writer,
or she or he practices “narrow writ-
Not so many years ago we heard a
good deal about "phonography” as a
name for shorthand writing, but the
term seems to have gone out of use.
It comes from that same useful root
%rapho," combined with "phonos."
Th» laUer word means "sound," so
tha* a phonographer Is one who
writes down sound as he hears It.
The phonograph is, of course, an in-
strument for writing or recording
Then there are "brachygraphy"
In great variety for sale
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WESTERN NEWSPAPER UNION
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Francis I. Madero, president of Mex-
ico, Is a small man and somewhat sen-
sitive on the subject. Not long ago
Madero and his cabinet were photo I
graphed. Abraham Gonzales, secre-
tary cf state, Is a very tall man and
stout, and he was required to stand i
next to Madero when the picture was I
Madero lifted his eyes to the top j
of the head of the great Gonzales,
observed the difference In stature and J
coughed slightly. Then he said: "I |
feel that my size will not show to
advantage unless we are seated.”
“Your Excellency,” replied Don
Abraham, "if you could only stand on
your wishes we would all be dwarfs."
'Well said," Madero in return, "pro-
vided you did not Btand on your cour-
tesy at the same time."—Satuiday
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