Cleveland County Leader. (Noble, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 40, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 7, 1893 Page: 2 of 8
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A flUOAZINE POET AT WORK.
Tht 1orm-nr*pt HawU nrr w<n! inc -
I And the poet paunod to admire;
• "That first line's prut. I'm th nlcinu:
I The next must t something higher."
Tm tUrterfcxa mW of 0* tea
I U oroupdy ffcanflntf and eintjinQ—
"That second's a daisy," said he.
' The UwelUet memart" brlngina
1\) you, forul lotv, ond to in-.
j The tUmr-nrUH biUouy buMtlU,
I ' Billowy—that's out of aipht—"
Arl't where theonprey troiMe*.
"What arr o*|>rey'it—Never mind, It
The mml of the ilarkmme gloaming
Comes forth .mil whuprrt of feari
At the blithe chanticleen air rom'iing
The Ma with their iharp-tnothed rheerl.
••There'the thinu is completed,
.I'll |Kist it marked : 'Private, tram ME;'
I And presently I'll have receipted
.The muiiaziue'a cfcfok for a V."
' eritl cry of horror, for. from tLe hot-
, tom of what we had thought an emp-
i ty shell th head and (boulder* of a
| man all at one became rl.iblu. anil
the next moment he rose to his feet
I Lyon* ol co ii t..ok n.e etut
channel but he ind quite .00 yard*
I of slack waer to row over befor«
•trlkinir the larger rivor anil when h«
j reached it ihe little -cow with it. pre-
u that di t nc«
clo«er to the
A GALLANT RESCUE.
For many year.t I resided in the j "on^reL'utl-d on "the American shore
village of I hippowo. situated at the j0 wifnesa t|)0 catastrophe.
mouth of Wetland river (commonly j was not lon£ delayed. In less
called < hlppowa croolO. which Hows j)llfn H mirulo aftor the poor man had
into the Mapari about ono and a b , >e . .re • ' his situation, ho
half milo® abo\ '.lio fall* per- ; o' . h-.t, '..ived it frantloally
haps throe-fourth. of a milo ubovo toward either bank, and an instant
the first rough water of the terrible jat0P W)fc9 gono!Nor did any part of
lieyond all doubt the luokless beinjr clous Ireifjhi < at -a
had only that instant awakened. from shore aim mm u
Can human Imagination conceive rapids than even the b
or mortal pen describe what that would ordinur v
awakening must have been? j So utterly o
A few short hours before he had chances ol r>• <
lain down to rest In fancied socurity , down ( hipp-
and with bright anticipations of com- spectator^ mh u„-
inj? sport Now he opens his eyes and Lyon* with one a
looks around to find himself—where? j the gallant bu;it . i
—on the very brink of that wildly- [ away his own life ,n
lossinp. awful Hood from which all ' tempt. Hut the bra\.
tho Wealth all the unltod powors of hoed to their erica. Out to the broad
the world cannot save him! i bosoui of Iti Niagara he pu-h >d. and
The boat was almost in the e*act was presently llyiug obli uely down
conterof the river, 'l'hoso of us who and across the streuni With tlio speed
had field glasses could see that a of a racing shell. His wife screamed
group muc i larger than our own had | aloud in hor iitjony of apprehension.
and to even the coolest among us it
seemed all too horribly certain that
wo should witness a double tragedy.
More and moro earnestly, without
a Miearad thi
t u- he aped
i *a Mra
I I ulfi out to
not to throw
v> mad an at-
lell w paid no
Notwithstanding the dangerous
proximity of the falls people are con-
tinually crossing and reerossing ;ho
river here, between the American and
the boat uppoar again.
One more sad Incident, and wo will
turn to something brighter.
Two half-intoxioated young men.
residents of Chippewa one morning
maUo somo disturbance in ono of tha
Great caution is genorally exercised ] hotels.
by boatmen, and the loss of lifo on j ouf 0[ way for j|10 pros.
this stretch of wator is less than on : en^ they then crossed tho river to
any body of equal width—constantly porj Day. Thoro they drank, wo
traversed by small open boats -that Wt)r9 told, moro liquor and hecamo
I know of. Deploroble fatalities havo ■ ,.ory quarrelsome^ Toward evening
occurre I from time to time, but these Hjey sot out to return, but Instead of
have always boen tho result of ig- j ri>akina start from away up tho
norance or gross carelessness j 8trcala they rashly pushed directly
Three cases of this kind have corns jnl0 current anil attempted to
under my own observation and 1 was ma|t0 the passngo in a straight lino,
unhappy enough to see the victims j Jt ,g barely possible thuy might
have succeodod in landing on tho
C anadian sido away down by the head
of Street's island hud not a great
crowd of peoplo. noticing their dan-
gorous position, assembled on tho
drawn down to tho first leap of the
rapid., after which not a trace of any
one of them was ever soen. One of
these instances was that of a farmer,
who drove his horses and wagon into
the edge of tho rivor. a shoal place j bank to watch their progress. Tho
about u milo above Chippewa to let p00P fellow* each pulling a pair of
tho animals drink—that particular
■ pot bolng tho only one for many
miles which was adapted to tho pur-
The man. though perfectly familiar
with tho locality, carelessly drove in
too far. and. upon attempting to turn
about one of tho reins caught under
the neck-yoke, the horses lloundored
into deep water, the heavy running
gear sank, dragged tha poor brutes
down and drowned thom. while the
light pine wagon box lloated off with
' The unfortunate fellow was known
to bo a good swimmer, and if be had
instantly jumped out and made for the
shore all would have been well. Hut
he was frightened out of his wits and
did nothing but ncrcain for help. Now
comes the strnngest part of the story.
The accident was witnossed by anothor
farmer plowing in u field close at hand.
As ho well know, there was not a boat
of any kind nearer than Chippewa,
and yet instead of springing on one
of his horses and riding for life, he
actually walked down along the bank,
keeping abreast of and talking to his
imperiled neighbor and cheering him
by the assurance that he would get a
boat and take him off when ho should
como In front of the village!
Gradually—for such is the trend of
the current there—as the box floated
flown stream, it was borne further and
further from land and when it did
arrive opposite tho mouth of Welland
river wpa fully 400 yards out
Only then did tho sympathizing
friend rush into the village and give
From the edge of the Niagara to
Chippewa bridge, where tho nearest
boat lay. was at least throo hundred
yards. This distance he had to run
and find somo ono to unlock, equip
with oars and man tho boat Tho
consequence inevitably was that the
doomed fanner was far beyond human
help evon before it started—started
only und then turnod back from tho
That awful cry: "A mnn going *ver
the falls!" resounded through the vil-
lage streets and a crowd of people
3"he helpless castaway was now
shooting down that smooth, swift in
sculls, had come more than halfway
acrosi and woro now, as nearly as
we could j.idge. only a few hundred
yards above tho oilgo of the rupidn
when, to our inlinito dismay, they
suddenly turnod back toward tho
American shoro! Why. will never
bo known, but it was supposed that
seeing the crowd on the bank, tho
young men. in their mandlin condi-
tion conceived the idea that it had
gathered for tho purpose of arresting
thom for tho morning's fracas.
Whatever tho reason for tholr mad
mov& it proved a fatal one. 'l'hoy
had lost some distance in turning,
and had not got fifty yaeds on the ro-
tur" course when wo could seo that
they woro being carried rapidly down
stream. Now tho appalled und ut-
terly helpless spectators woro cora,
polled to witness a pltiablo sight in
deed The imminence of their pe i\
seemed to havo sobered the men; ani*
so soon as they found themselves bo-
Ing swopt broadside down, they
turned the bow of their boat straight
up-stream, meantime plying thoir
oars with dosporato enorgy. in tho
forlorn hopo of gaining on tho mighty
Among tho watching crowd on tho
6hore w«te several women and theso
broke into anguished cries ns they
saw tho ket men horoically battling
for life up to the last hopeless mo-
1'assiORatcly, for the time bereft of
reason, they appealed to us to savo
them, but we could only groan in our
impotence and await the end.
The poor boys did not cease to row
until their little c aft was on tho curl-
ing brink of the dread plunge. Then
a break or a skip and with never re-
laxing strength, tho experienced
sculler bent to his work, glancing
now and again over his shoulder at
tho preciou-i prize ho had dotoriuined
to win—or die in losing.
To ua whoi hardly daring to speak
or breathe, watched the fearful ven-
ture. its success apponred well nigh
impossible. The child could, perhaps,
he snatched from the boat befora
reaching tho rapids. Hut wbatthon?
Neithor ho nor his roscucr. wo felt
convinced, could over regain tlia
The tiny scow was now quite 600
yards from shore and. with gradually
acceloratod motion. was drawing
frightfully near the rapids. But the
pursuing I oat went four foot to its one
and was swiftly closing tho gap be-
tween thom Tho innocent bnbo had
at last become alarmed, aiul as l.yons
drew near, he stretched his little arms
imploringly towarj him. a sight
which drove the women nearly fran-
tic nnd caused tears to roll dotva
moro than one manly cheek.
•Oh. hush! hush! not a word nor
cheer .vot" some ono said in a chok-
ing whisper, as the two boats came
together. "The fight is still to win."
As ho ranged alongside; Lyons
pulled in ono oar. leaned over the
gunwale, caught up the child and
THIRTEEN CENTS A DAY. I 8,ZE OF THB NIVEH9B'
PEOPLE IN NEW
I«ma of l£j«r«*t Con<l#n ed for Harrl*4
rMfaloMi of m Coin Which I* Purely I as.
■ftntry — I> ll j K*p*n «« of • Typi-
cal Laborer -Tha Corner
Thera is a truism peculiarly ap
plicable to New Orleans that one-half easily inclose them.
tho world does not know how the 'lbroe hundred thousand
| A Pretty Largo OH Cosarra Wtuas
rtgnrM Am M«*««nng.
Ta form soma idea of the largnesi
of this eartn. one may look upon tha | The Governor has appointed Wil-
landscape from the top of an ordinary j i[ain \\, Owens treasurer of County F.
church steeple and then bear in mind
that one must view y00,000 similar
landscapes to get an approximately
j correct view of the sue of tho earth.
1'lace .'>00 earths like ours side by side.
pet Saturn's outermost ring could
other livoi says tho Times-Democrat
There is no half world in this city,
however as it is composed of so
many different nation* In its many
fractions the poor Gorman does not
lenow how the poor Italian manages
to get along the poor frenchman
how the poor English, the poor negro
the poor Chinaman.
1'overty has its following hera
whether of foreign or native born
resident* In the native born cornos
a population of poor people, compos-
ing every trado, who from different
causes are not wage earners in tho
strict son e. but dependent on capri-
cious fortune for their daily bread.
They are the ne'er do well* the im-
provident tho lazy washerwomen,
idling servant* hard drinkers, tho
•ick und the vast horde filing into the
city from country and soa. and tho
.tinny making up the city population
who do not know how to do anything.
The growth of the corner grocery
globes could bo stored inside the sun.
If hollow. If a human eye every
hour were capable of looking upon a
fresh measure of world material 14.-
000 square kilome'ers large, that rye
would need So. 000 years to overlook
the stir;ace of the sun. To reach the
nearest fixed star one must travel 33,-
000,000 kilometers, and if the veloc-
ity were equal to thnt of a cannon
ball it would require 5,000,000 years
to travel the distaneei
On a clear night an ordinary hu-
man eye cun discover about 1,000
stars in the Northern Hemisphere
most of which sond their light Irotn
distances which wo cannot measure.
How largo they must be! Hound
these 1, stars circle 60,000 other
stars of various sizes. Hesldcs single
star* we know of systems of star
moving round ono another. Still we
are but a short way into space as yet!
Outside our limits of vision and
imagination there are, no doubt still
In tha past throe years Is something j ,,r , ,, . , . '
marvelous in Now Orlean* They , lh« M> ky Way holds probably at
may spring up in the night, mush- least 20. lyl. 0 JO stars, and os each ia
room like, in as unexpected place* 11 we presume it is encircled by
and apparently as little called for. lc' 1Uty PmnoU ( ou"tinf U,P
appearing as useless as that fungi these figure, we arrive at the magni-
lom.tlmea docs. To themselves tude of 00tf.,5. oo. stars. A thous-
thoreseem.no prospect of trade in 1 nd. 0 '• i""8' . ^ho com;
the districts surrounding them, yet P^enend it? Still, his is only a part
tboy stay there and thrive. Wore of the universe. 1 he modern tele-
statistic, attainable, the number o( , .copes have d .covered more and slm-
oew stores opened all over the city ^ milky way. still further away.
would be vary surprising.
In time these little places enlarge,
ind lomo reach respectable propor-
tions. Here is where the impover-
ished obtains the smallest quantity at
ihe smallest outlay. Nearly every-
thing is sold for a quartie.
The (jUartie is an imaginary coin
worth two and a half cents of goods.
It is #aid to be a term remnant of the
lifted him into his own boat '-Too Spanish dominion. Tho twonty-fivo
late! Oh. too late!" shriokod hi. cent piece, or quarter, was ono cola
agonized wifo. And. indeed so it the quartilla or half quarter (twelve
seomed to each one of u* nd a half cents), another, and the
Hut then tho noble fellow, cool as quartio. (six and a quarter cents)
If there was no dnngor within a
thousand milo* roshipped his oar and
did tho only ono thing which could
offer a possible chance for life. Ha
did not vainly attempt to stem the
curront by rowing up-stream, nor
evon directly toward the shore, but
turned his bow quartering down, and.
pulling with nerves of steel and gianl
strength, shot with arrow .peed di-
agonally athwart the river's course,
anil, in loss than livo minutes, landed
safoly at tho head of the channel
running between Street's island and
Then—why go on? No languagoi
much loss my poor pen. can adequate-
ly describe the scene which followed.
This incident is a matter of history.
I presume I may now inform those
who read it for tho first time, that
tho royal humane society of Kngland
oon aftor sent to Mr. Lyons its gold
medal in recognition of his daring
deed—how daring no ono unacquaint-
ed with the scene can realize.—lio-
Gladitono nn<l the I'rlett.
What a diverting sceno was that
when a certain witty Irish priest was
invited to a breakfast by Mr. G——,
then in power, to meet a strange
gathering of ••thinkers." advanced
both relinquished tholr on s. dropped ! IU1(] others, to whom, in his quiot. bul
to thoir knees and covo ed thetr faces j nono tho less effective style, he ad-
with their hands. U lof space hail j dressed his pleasant rallyings.
thoy in which to pray; for now tho j of a suudon tho great man. says a
boat was caught by the writhing wall writer in tho Gentleman's Maga-
an^ther. A quartie. then, properly
i« six and a quarter cents. It is not
in circulation in Now Orleans and if
it ever did circulate as u piece of
money, it has become a member of
soin collections now. The nickel is
the small coin holding sway at prcs-
■nt with tho poor.
Somo enterprising grocers recog-
tizing the want of somo smill tued-
li*a o' money change have had brass
•ags tho si/o of a nickel stamped
with tho numeral 2J. Perhaps tho
initial of the issuer ia also put on.
Theso tags aro not reileomablo in
east), but ono grocer frequently ac-
cepts the tag of another grocer, which
la refunded eit'n r in interchange of
tag. or cash. The quartie, then, of
to-day is a bras, cheek, representing
that a certain grocer will givo goods
lor it The majority of shop, how
Wo know of some (i. 000 nebula) which
represent milky ways like ours. Lot
u. count 000 of thorn as being of the
sLeof our Milky Way, then 2, O iOxtfO,
11)1.000—40.; 8-'. 000, 000 sun* or
V, 019,100,000. 000 heavenly bodies.
Suppose those bodies parading before
our mental eyei ono per minuto, it
would roquire 3.840,0J0 years to fin-
ish the march, in all of which time
wo would have to look upon them
Suppose a human being migrating
from globe to globe, und spending
fifty years on each, ho would require
100,955,000. 000 years for the round.
If he stayed only one hour he would
save much timo. but still need MO. -
490,000 years for the task. Vet
these nebula are only a part of tho
universe! Outside tho nebulae limits
wo know of other nebulae not resolv-
able into stars. They appear to be
primitive nebul e. pure, unused world-
stuff matter for new creations. Somo
of thom occupy a space as large a9 the
orbit of Uranus. Some are still
larger. The one in 'Orion" is esti-
mated to be 'i 200. 000.000,000,000
000 timo. larger than that of our
sun. Are wo coinincr to the
outermost limits ? Who daro
j say yet? W« aro probably como to
t our limits. Hut the future with new
| instruments and scientific dovice.
may push those limits so much further
out into space.
over Insist that the whole fivo cents j noui.trut characters,
bo expended. This rule also applies J "I wonder if tho inscription and
to vegetable dealers in tho markets, j hieroglyphics on Cleopatra's needle
who will divide onion* potatoes, and i ar0 really becoming obliterated?"
zine with ono of those curious
turns to which ho is partial
amid all tho laughter, became grave
rapids. He had evidently given up all j
hope of rescue, and was kneeling on I
the bottom of his frail raft with out-
atrelched clasped hand* apparently
i> Faster and faster ho was hurried
along, and in another moment wo saw
the boK lifted high oa tho crest of tho
of water, tossed high in air. wliilo
the men—Oh the horror of it! alt
were whirled over and over and
swallowed up in those cruel depths lltlj preternaturally solemn, i.ower-
from which no human creature has j„g his voice into conspiracy tones,
ever escaped alive. -j 1 ,l9 though big with some coming
Now for a loss painful scone: revelation, ho said, mysteriously:
Oo, a certain summer day a young I ..What will you sa,- to this Mr. K .
woman, half-crazed by terror, rushed when I tell you that on my first visit
. , ., along the lower street of Chippewa, i to Italy I saw on the door of tho
cllae of water immediately above the, | 9cre*min(?. <oll- hoip! heip: help! Church „t St. Agnese. etc., a table of
My little Jimmy's away out on the indulgencos. nnd actually saw written
big rivor. and ho'II go over tlio falls!" j up there a remission of 1000 years of
Instead of jumping at onco for boats punishment on payment of on#
a number of men. as if doubting Mrs. i fj-anc?"
Armstrong's word, ran down to whore j Everyone bent forward to listen,
a view of the Niagara could be ob- : True, there was no apropos; bul
tained, and there ailont on its sur- j j,ere the divine was likely to be
.. .. ,. .. , , face in an old boat saw Jimmy ap- .cornered." With that intensity of
rapids nrst tumultuous ridge, shaken _at.ently enjovins. his ride, but boing tone which is characteristic of tha
to pieces like a pack or cards and „rn(ju.lliy carried outward and down ominent statesman ho went on. "Ye*
iloat«d in fragments away amidst the ^,.eunt k" H , I saw it with my eyes. A
eeethiKghell ofwntcrs. wliileltsato It Beetn5 thal tho little, five-year- j thousand years for a single franc!
occupant disappeared foievei om ^ feUow hnd ))(aylng jn R , Wh(lt do you say to that?" "What
bu an view , th<j bow q( whj(,h l.este(J rfo , say?,, gnid tho p!lidra gaily.
The 9econ(l P®rson '1 ' lightly on the beach, and had rocked -why, I sny it is dirt cheap' Whal
thu. done to death was oneof^upa^y jt (ree o( Ug ho|4 t0 hl9great denfhtt morffl would you want . for your
floated ffcrenely away. I monoy?" Tho rojir of laughter at
On the west bank of Welland river, this unexpected sally may be imag-
about 250 yards above its junction ined. But the comic contrast wai
with the Kiaganw stood Ihe house tho face of the great man. who still
given. this man wasted no time in jeeU but thai was impossible.
idle eiclamations. but ran at on so j
to where several boats were moorod
further up the stream. Selecting ono
already provi ed with sculls, ho
sprang into it and wns away at full
otit is supposed that while ho slept Pned 1,ofore mo t °' tho o^00*0" viiitor" who had patiently submitted
a change of wind caused the wator to collected their .ensos. hnvinfj his corns trumpled upon
ri.e sufficiently to >et the boat free- this moment 1 arrived upon nnd hi, wlUskors pulled out by young
H moderate dorn-.trcam bree/.e would 8™no anJ "itnes.od all that hopofUL
doit At all events shortly after afterward occurred., i ,.And that i.?" smiled mamma
day-break next morning, some of Now there are two ontrance, and
Chippewa's early riser, called out that 10 an<1 from l^°, Welland; ono.
spectator" an^eVbluT I
fails. A knot of 'n^roatod^ spectator ^ othor— tho « Holla Van. I hear that you are
noon nocked down to tue rivers euifo v . , , . . i i r «u„4
to Me tho exciting event-opinions original channel-on the lower or oast | on tho road now?_ Is that so?
being about equally divided as to ,ul0-
whether the light skiff would live to It was from out this last named
reach the cataract Itself, or would go pamago that the child had floated,
to pieces on touching the rapids. and oonse (uently he was much nearer
A. wo thus speculated, our idle the falls than if ho had emerged into
talk was suddenly replaced by a geo- tha Niagara from the cut
the liko for livo cents.
It is unsatisfactory, for reasons
8xplained, to tnke one man . expend-
iture against another as a basis of
what it s-hould cost to livo. This con-
jlusion was arrived at after several
inquiries and the r.uige of amount of
money made and expended found to
b" so varying. The fairest case pr -
xinted was that of a colored gnrdenv.
who worked at 11.60 a day. Thare
s no consideration of the surobe* of
lays employed, nor the tavWua
Drought in by two daughter* one of
uliom works at fs and the oiiwr at |7
per month, nor of tho mother who
takes in washing. Tho maa does not
at at home nor do either of the
laughter.!. They add slightly to the
are by broken bread and moats but
i consideration of tho food purchased
ot duck hunters, who had boen shoot-
ing in the weedy passage between
Grand and Huckhorn islands. In
spile of his companion', advice to the
contrary, this man determined to ro-
maln out all night in the hope of
making a good bug in the early morn-
Thb iast thing his comrades saw ef
him -so they told us he had drawn
the bow o( his boat a little way up on
a sand bar at the lower end of Huck-
horn island, and laid him-elf down to
sleep in her.
and .hop of Joel Lyons, a stout j continued solemn. For him it
muscular shoemaker and a practical too serious a thing for .esting.
oarsman. On hearing the alarm would havo likad to renew
ran*. Ti. nratafol.
"There is oae thing, dear madam,
about your charming little boy which
pleases mo particularly." said the
"Dear madam—that ho
••Yes. I'm a full fledgod tourisl
••Do you like the business?"
••Like it? I'm stuck on it"
••What are you se'.ling?"
•I believe so.'!
• How like New York officiate the
• In what raspeet?"
• •■Why both of them havo lost their
A Dangerous Artiste,
w "I look upon a handsome bonn«t as
a dangerous thing.' said Mr. Good-
•How is .that?" asked a friend.
"I bought my daughter tho hand*
tomest bonnot I could find in town a
short time ago, and it has not only
turned her head but it turns tho head
of eve'f other woman who walks paat
Amrelina—You danced twice with
Priscilla and only once with mo !
a Edwin—Well, it takes quantity,
uid consumed shows vigorous appe- ( _
liles. The family is com|>osed of tho j you know, to niako up for quality,
tiother and four children aped ro-
ipectively nine, seven, fivo and four
fears. The house rented has three
rooms and a yard.
) For a breakfast a quartio of ground
:ofTco gives two cups a half quartio
furnishes sugar, a quartio buys n half
loaf of bread, and 6 cents gives a half
pound of salt meal; making total of
1 li cents.
For dinner fre«h moat 10 cent?;
ono pound of beans !i cents: three
pounds of rice. 10 cents: one quart ol
California wine. lOcents; one loaf of
bread, o cents; charcoal for cooking
breakfast and dinner. 10 cents; house
rent per day. at f 1.60 per month of J athletic^
thirty days. A cents amounting to <5 j church.
cents, making the cost of the day Bfil j IIerr A—, at a large party, to B- ,
cents for five people; or ISt cents each i who hail treated him disrespectfully
To the ingenious a further redue- j Sir, I propose V '.end you for a week a
tlon enn be made upon these items, 1 book on the manners and customs of
inch as wine, which costs twioe as polite society! Fieri- II—Very pleased,
much as hoii.e rent and less quantity , I'm sure: but can you really spare it
of over one pound to eaeh Individnal | that length of time?
of moat bread, rica and beans. The Visitor—What bright eyes you have,
lalt meat furnishes cooking grease. m. little man. You get plenty of
I want your watch. Chol-
j ly—I—I-—I haven't a—any—w—with
J me. Footpad—Oh, I knew that
[ Gimme the ticket
Customer—Why, now you actually
declare that this vase is 3,000 years
old. I once heard you say it was 2,000.
Dealer—Hum! that must have been a
long while ago.
••You should take more exercise,"
said the doctor. "More exercise!"
exclaimed the patient" "I'erhaps
vou are not aware that I belong to aa
club and the Episcopal
and o and 10 cent purchases can b«
made intD varying these articles ia
sleep, 1 presume? Little Man—Yes'm.
Mamma makes mo go to bed every
night at 8 o'cloalt. Visitor—So yofl
wfll keep healthy? Little Man—No'tn,
Thr of I'rrrerinent.
first Lawyer— "Young Blackstone I 9o she can mend my pants.
has political aspirations, fcasn't ho?"
Second Lawyer—"Why do ycru
think so "
l irst Lawyer—"I notice ho calls
all the bar-keeper.? by their first
names,"—N. Y. Weekly.
•Do you know Colonel Blonder?*
Isked a gentleman of an AusCJn
••I don t know Kunnel Blonder l,y
lamaeah; I only knows him by si£b«*
[ merely has a passin' acquaintanea
vid him."—Texas Siftings.
I hain't #oin' to try that rule aboul
cenntiti" twenfey when you are mad
any more," said Willie to his mother
"Aod why not my son?" "Because
Simmy Bobbs throw a stone at me to-
day, an' fcefore I £ot to fifteen he ran
away an' I couldn't lick him."
Mm®. Trapino—You told me, sir,
thai all I had to do was to leave the
tablecloth outside during the night
aud tfce fruit stains would disap-
pear. WeU, I did so last night*
• Ah! thct the stains—" "No! it was
the Wbleeloth that disappeared!"
The new court rooms in Norman
w«re Completed and the keys turned
over to the county commissioner! last
Canadian county warrants have been
In great demand at U3 cents, and the
Herald says many were s« ld as high
aa U5 cents during the last ten days.
Kev. Worley has at last consented
to take charge of the M. K. College at
Norman aid will move his family and
fcvgin school there aa soon us possible.
Last Friday morninj? a destructive
flre occurred in Chandler. The tire
originated in a gr< eery store on South
MaaTcl avenue and consumed a nura-
be; of buildups, entailing a total loss
A requisition fi'om the governor of
Kansas for one .lame: N. Campbell, i
barber of Guthrie, who was wanted in
Greenwood county for bigamy, was
honored last Thursday by (iovernor
Seay, and the gentleman was arrested
and takru north.
It serins that the army of place-
hunters in the Territory is a numerous
horde. If every person who has been
promised a position in the coming leg-
islature should get it, the population
of Guthrie would be doubled.
Simon K. Walkingstick, a full-blood-
ed Cherokee Indian, was yesterday ad-
mitted to the practice of law. Mr.
Walkingstick has the distinction of
being the first Indian ever admitted
by their court, upon examination.
Governor Brown, of the Seminole
Nation, is the son of an army surgeon
who was stationed at Ft. Gibson. The
mother was a full-blood Seminole.
Governor Brown is probably the
wealthiest man in the Territory, his
wealth being estimated by many at
more than a million.
A train from the north brought a
baud of thirty Indians recently from
Pone a in the Cherokee Strip who were
on their way to the Cheyenne and
Arapahoe country. They were truly a
ight to see. Most of them carried
some odd Indian inechanieisms which
they intended as presents to their
noble red brethren who live on tho
western border. They were all in
great spirits and kept up a continual
The Cherokee council 1ms adjourned
fter a series of disagreements be-
ween the executive and the legisla-
ure. Three bills were vetoed, two o!
which were passed over the chief's
ead. The spirit of economy was
manifested by an act cutting down
the salary of everyoflieer in the Chero-
kee Nation and abolishing some. W.
W. Hasting and Martin E. Bcnge were
sent to represent the Cherokees at
Washington during the present con*
The Deputy United States marshals
in the Cherokee Strip who have been
misusing their authority by arresting
hunters and robbing them of their
guns and game, are being severely
dealt with. Already several commis*
fcions have been revoked and the depu-
ties ordered to report to headquarters.
Kingfisher is agitating the bridging
of the Cimarron north of that city.
A scheme is on foot to organize an
electric light company in the city of
The Cottonwood is frozen over at
iuthrie ami men are able to cross the
reek on the ice.
Guthrie Capital: "Colonel 1). M.
Boss has arrived at Washington with
his bride and has taken up his resi-
dence at No. 0 Iowa Circle, lie is now
more popular than ever with the as-
sistance of his charming wife, who isa
niece of Senator Hill. The colonel
has entered fully upon his duties of
looking after Oklahoma legislation
and is giving all his energies toward
the passage of the Cherokee Strip bill.
The mining excitement is increasing
with ana bated fury and the Wichita
mountains are said to be over-run
with miners and prospectors from
very clime. They have heard of the
government geologist's investigations
and that the country which Indian
tiadition accredits with fairyland
tales of a gold and silver hue, is really
going to be reserved by the govern-
ment for mineral purposes, and they
are becoming so excited thnt the
deputy United States marshals and
the troops are almost unable to keep
the prospectors out of the country.
The Indian's interest payment ol
$19.25 eaeh to the Cheyennes and
Arapahocs was concluded for the time
being Tuesday and the agent, C. F
Ashley, as superintendent; S. H
Jones, cashier; .loe Hiekox, teller, and
Robert Burns, (>. S. Rice and Kish
Hawkins ns clerks, departed for Can-
tonment Wednesday, to pay out about
$15,000 to the Indians living in that
vicinity, after which they, will return
and resume payment at the Darling-
ton agency if there are any Indian?
tkfre to receive their money who had
not been paid. They will then go to .
Seger Colony and pay out between
$10,000 and $12,000, when the first in-
terest payment will have been com-
pleted with the exception of a few
dollars that stragglers will come irv to
< laim for the next month or two. This
payment of $65,000 pays the interest
on $100,000, up to the 30th of las4
June, the end of the government fisca
year, and it will probably be follower
in the near future by a semi-anaua
payment of $*25,000.
Crescent is getting famous. The
latest is the elopement of a married
woman with a foot racer, while hei
husband was away fishing.
W. W. Asher, appointed register ol
deeds of Oklahoma county has insti-
tuted suit to contest tho election of his
opponent, Dr. .1. H. Smith, who beat
Asher by 21 votes.
Hon. John Wimbcrly, of Kingfisher,
and Hon. J. 1*. Lane, of Norman, last
week resigned their positions as re-
gents of the agricultural college al
Stillway on account of being elected
to the legislature, the law in such
cases not allowing a person to hold
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