The Moore Messenger. (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 20, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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If the present congress pusses the
bill introduced and being pushed bv
Senator Carter of Montana the nation
will eome into possession of another
new national park. It will be known
as Giacler National park and will in-
clude that section of the state which
lies west of the summit of the Rocky
mountains and south of the Interna-
tional boundary line. The bill was
passed by the senate at the last ses-
sion and is now in the public lands
"ommittee of the house. Repregenta-
/imo I'ray of Montana believes he can
obtain a favorable report and the
passage of the bill In a short time.
The bill provides that 1,34(1 square
miles in the location specified shall be
placed In control of the secretary of
agriculture, who is empowered to
make such regulations as he may
deem necessary to protect the fish and
game and to preserve the park In Its
natural state so far as possible. The
section Indicated contains 250 natural
lakes, while there are more than sixty
glaciers of varying dimensions. Sena-
tor Carter recently, in discussing the
"The location that has been select-
ed is in every way suited to a national
park and game preserve. The beauty
of the region Is well known, and can
only be ascertained by a personal In-
spection. The settlers in the region
have come to see that the establish-
ment of a park cannot be other than
beneficial to them, and in presenting
my hill I believe I have the indorse-
ment of every Montanian who desires
to preserve the natural beauty of the
state. H. H. Chapman of the geolog
leal survey has prepared one of the
most exact descriptions of the park."
Mr. Chapman spent some months
taking photographs and making sur-
veys of the region, and his description
of it follows:
"The area of the northern Rocky
mountains which lies to the north ot
the Grea^ Northern railway and to the
south of the Canadian boundary is one
of the most beautiful mountain regions
Id the world. To the east of the moun-
tains is the plains region, drained by
the Missouri and the Saskatchewan
systems, with mile upon mile of open
grass land, practically treeless. In
sharp contrast to the plains rise the
mountains, which, seen from some dis-
tance, present a rock wall of great
steepness, extending apparently un-
broken for miles. This, the eastern
face of the range, actually cut by
long, deep U-shaped canyons, which
have been largely formed by the great
glaciers which once flowed from the
snow covered peaks and ridges, form-
ing the divide betwen the waters of
the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
"In the canyons are roaring streams
which head In the melting Ice and
snow, flow into placid lakes and event-
ually into the arroyas of the plains.
Between the canyons the long, finger-
like ridges rise to considerable
heights. The timber covered foot
slopes steeply until a region of brush
covered, broken rock is reached,
which in turn leads to the base of 'he
precipitous cliffs. The canyons a' "he
head usually terminate in great amphi-
theaters, rising cliff over cliff in a
stairway of tremendous proportions,
many stepB of which retain an ice
mass slowly flowing across ,'t until
the region of ice banks is reached.
The main Rocky mountain mass is
actually made up of two principal
ranges, generally parallel, with axes
in a northwesterly and southeasterly
direction, the easternmost of whic"i is
the Lewis range, which extends but a
short distance across the Canad an
boundary. The western, or Livingston
range, stretches much further corth- J
ward. At a point about 11 miles
south of Canada It becomes the wa-
tershed of the continental divide,
which had previously followed the
ridge of the Livingston range.
"These ranges are the remnants of
what was once a much wider plateau-
like region of rock, which has bean
carved and shattered by the forces
of erosion, principally those of the
glaciers. I'pon this great mass are
the higher peaks, huge pyramids and
blocks, with cliffs and precipices of
hundreds and sometimes thousands
of feet, plunging away to the roaring
streams of the valleys, or ending in a
great crevasse at the heiid of some
glacier. To the westward the moun-
tains break precipitously, and from
the foot of the steep, long timber cov-
ered ridges reach out toward the val-
ley of the Flathead river. Between
these ridges and extending up the
canyons of the higher range are many
miles of lakes, joined by rushing
streams similar to those on the east-
"The whole region is inhabited by
wild animals. The streams and lakes
^nunil in fish of many varieties. In
the higher, barren rock areas the
white goat is found in great numbers.
"There are numerous passes through
the higher ranges. Across these the
game trails lead from valley to valley.
Following the game came the Indians.
The hunter and trapper, looking for
easy routes of travel, followed the
Indians. Then came the government
engineers, exploring and mapping, and
finally the hardier of the tourists and
lovers of nature. Most of these passes
are closed for many months of each
year by snow; some of them can be
reached only after the use of the ax
to give a footing on the hard ice of
the glaciers lying close to the divide.
One or two of them are of a nature
which eventually will accommodate
wagon roads. None of them that are
south of the Canadian boundary will
ever be used for a railway route."
RABBIT HELPS FIND GOLD.
Two Hunters Uncover a Kettle Filled
Kdward Woods and Thomas Dickin-
son, lumbermen employed at Oleopo
lis. 12 miles east of Oil City, took a day
off to hunt rabbits, and as a result are
nearly $4,000 wealthier.
Incidentally scores of men are
searching the hillsides .near Oleopolis
hoping to duplicate the golden treas-
ure dincovered by Woods and Dickin-
The two men were in the track of a
rabbit f/hich entered a hole. While
they were digging with the ends of
their gyns they discovered an iron
kettle filled with blight gold coins.
Woods and Dickinson hastily lifted
the ketl.'e and found it contained $3,-
600 in (!<>ld and $22 In silver.
The men carried the kettle with its
gold colas to the camp and exhibited it
to theit fellow workmen. Work was
InstantlT suspended, the lumbermen,
togetliei with drillers and pumpers
from neWby oil leases, rushing to the
spot indicated by Woods and Dickin-
son. abo>H two miles from Oleopolis.
Old tir e residents believe the money
was bur' *d by John Caldwell, an ec-
centric fnrmer who died in an insane
asylum nearly 30 years ago.
Caldwell, who was a widower, sold
his farm for $10,000 during the early oil
development. He withdrew the money
from a bank at Plummer, then a flour-
ishing oil town. Aged residents recall
being shown the money by Caldwell,
but never knew he disposed of it be-
fore becoming insane.—N. Y. Herald.
Anthracite Deposits Dwindle.
According to Prof. William Griffiths,
mining expert and geologist of Scran-
ton, Pa., the entire supply of anthra-
cite will be exhausted in 85 years. His
estimates on the supply are based on
1905 surveys. The production has
been averaging just under 80.000,000
tons a year for several years. In 1907
it was 76,000,000 tons. Already much
territory Is entirely mined out and the
empty caverns are so numerous and
great now that it is possible for peo-
ple to walk 20 or 30 or more milt a un-
der the surface of the earth In mine
Locomotive Whistle for Baby.
The police say Mrs. Mary Nugardy
of Ninety-first street sought to es-
tablish the fashion of having babies
play with locomotive whistles. She
vas arrested on a charge of petit lar-
ceny, the alleged offense being the
theft of a whistle from an Erie rail-
road engine.—Cleveland Leader.
LESSON BROUGHT HOME TO HIM.
A Wonderful Child Explains Other
People's Viewpoint to Father.
He was a doctor, and not such a
young doctor either. That Is to say,
he had been practicing for nearly ten
years. An interesting event happened
ill his family and he found himself the
father of a very fine girl, his first born.
A patient who happened in about
three days after the event didn't have
a great deal of chance to talk about
his particular ailments because the
father was very eager to tell all about
"I've helped to bring a lot of chil-
dren into the world," said the doctor,
"and i know a lot about them. Hut 1
want to tell you that this is about the
finest I've ever seen. Now that may
seem to you merely to be the enthusi-
asm of a father, but really I know it's
so." And he went on for some time
telling altout the merits of his off-
spring. how she was a finely formed
child and embraced all the perfections.
He had turned over the duties of at-
tending to his wife and child to an-
other doctor, as the custom is more or
less among physicians. This was the
reason for one thing the doctor said
"One afternoon when the baby was
only three days old she sneezed. Some
way or another that made me nervous
and so I decided to call up the doctor.
"It happened he wasn't at home and
nothing would do but J must tell his
wife all about it over the telephone.
She just laughed at me and that
sobered my excitement.
"Afterward 1 thought how angry I
might have been had some one of my
patients called me up on a foolish mat-
ter like that. It jusi goes to show
that tills sort of thing is done right
along by folks who ought to know bet-
Draughon tfves contracts, barfcrnl by chain
of SO < t300.000.00 cupltal, ami 19
years' nurct-Hs, to secure positions under
reusonulWf con. lit ions or refund tuition.
petitor*, by not
proiNnitlon, concede tliut he teaches more
Bookkeeping In TIIHKK months than they
dolnMX. UiauKhon can coin Iim :e \ < >i .
r cent of the
write the system of Shorthand
teaches, becuuae they know It Is TIIE BE8T.
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GET THE GENUINE
Pranks of Politicians.
Albany Is infested with practical
jokers who make the telephone the
chief instrument of torturu. At four
o'clock one morning Assemblyman
("olne, chairman of the assembly com
mittee on canals, was called out of
bed. The conversation was In this or-
"This you. Colne? Were you asleep?"
"No, no; I was playing bridge whist
out on the lawn tennis court."
"Well, we dislike to disturb you, but
we have an argument down town. One
man says you are the best authority
In these parts on canals. Is that
"Well, 1 consider myself pretty good
in the daytime, but I don't care to lie
pulled out of bed and asked to discuss
canals at four o'clock in the morn
"You're a little sensitive, is that
"Sensitive nothing; don't you,think
a man has a right to be a little sensi-
tive over such a trick as this?"
"But you're not angry?"
"No, I'm delighted."
"Well, what we wanted to know I*
this: Is there any statute prohibiting
a member of the legislature from tak-
ing a bath in any portion of the Erie
canal which is not used for drinking
What Mr. Colne said then will never
be printed.—New York Herald.
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The Spirit Moved Him.
An old negro preacher approached
a southern physician and offered a
scrap of paper.
"Please, sail, read dat." he said,
The physician found it to be an ad-
vertisement in which It was asserted
that whisky was the only genuine and
reliable specific for malaria.
"But you haven't any malaria,
uncle," he assured the old man; "none
of it around here at all."
"Whar do dey hab It de wust. Mars'
Jeems?" the old man asked, curiously.
"It's pretty bad down on the Cy-
press river," the physician told him,
naming a locality some 20 miles away.
A few days later the physician was
passing the old fellow's cabin and ob-
served him climbing upon a rickety
old wagon piled high with household
"Moving, Uncle Ned?" he said.
"Where are you going?"
"Mars' Jeems," the old man said,
solemnly. "Ah done had a call; de
sperlt done move me to go wuek in
de Ixird's vineyard on de banks ob
Cypress libber!"—Harper's Weekly.
Tribute to French Wives.
French girls make good wives. The
French bride is comparatively less ex-
travagant than her British or Ameri-
can sister. Where the British wife re-
quires $4 a week, the American wife
$18 or $20 a week for the housekeep-
ing, the French wife will manage ad-
mirably on $1.90. The Frenchwoman
does not regard her husband as a
mere money making machine and her
house simply as a place to sleep in.
As soon as she is married she is her
husband's partner in business as well
as in private life. She considers it
her duty to make herself acquainted
with every detail of her husband's busi-
ness. No French husband will think
of taking any important step without
first consulting his wife, and her ad-
vice is often amazingly shrewd.
Dave Gibson delivers himself of this
epigram, which we grab off before he
gets a chance to print it:
"The business of a business man is
to see that his employes attend to it."
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Tom—I couldn't feel any more solid
It I had eaten concrete or building
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