The Blackwell Sun. (Blackwell, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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Admiral Perry little dreamed what
progress tho Japanese would make in
Kuropatkln says he Is glad the Japs
have crossed (he Yalu. Satisfactory
all round then.
According to recent Investigations
there are 44,<»00 hotels in the United
(len. Stoessel and staff expect to
spend the summer months at their
seaside resort In Port Arthur.
Fried onions, they say, will kill
germs In the human system - also,
sometimes, longstanding friendships.
Still, the small boys of Wisconsin
will not object to the announced cur-
tailment of the shingle production in
(drafting In charitable Institutions,
w-ith the patients as victims. Is moral-
ly very like taking pennies from a
A former Dakota Judge Is now nn
Inmate of a Missouri prison. This is
rather a heroic way of taking one's
The value put on men is steadily
rts ng. A woman in Georgia, in a
breach of promise case, has asked for
?' *>• . -•-
Young Mr. Rockefeller says that
misfortunes are blessings In disguise
Yt»: and they are usually successful
tn preserving their incognito.
The Ward of King Canute
A Romance of the Danish Conquest.
By OTTILIE A. LIUENCRANTZ, author ol The Thrall of Lie! the Lucky.
Copyright, lv.it. by A. C. McCLCRG & CO.
The king of Italy now wears his
mustache curled up at the ends. Evi-
dently there was a deep significance
tn Emperor William's recent visit.
So K.r.g P- ter i- - .ns to be crow:
ed June 15. if he isn't assassinated
before then. That will be the anni-
versary of his election to the throne.
An American girl has painted the
portrait of the empress dowager of
China Fortunately, the work was
completed before the dowager's latest
One of the sons of President Loubet
gets a salary of $4"0 a year as a clerk
in the Rank of France Evidently he
wants to letrfl the business from the
A preacher says St. Ixiuis is more
wicked now than Rome or Babylon
ever was. But a good many people
will Insist on going and seeing for
J. C. Smith of New York, who In-
herited 91.000,000 seven years ago, Is
a bankrupt. Well, he can at least
claim credit for having put the money
The New York minister who inter-
polates "they say'' In the A|>ostle<'
creed mnst have formed the "lt-ls-
alleged" habit from reading copy on a
If Peru and Brazil are reading the
reports from the far East it is safe to
assume that the boundary dispute will
be settled by arbitration. The other
thing doesn't pay.
The war In the east would seem less
horrible If some suitable English syn-
onyms could be found for "Kengwang-
chene." "Newchwang," ' Uaoyang.
and "F< ngshanghong.”
\n English chess player is c • i c to
marry the daughter "f an American
millionaire This will enable him to
go nil benefiting the w. rkl bj devot
ir.g himself to the game.
China announces again her _ deter
ti.ins’ on to maintain strict r. . ty
and that Is wise. An army equipped
with parasols Is out of place when
there Is real fighting going on.
Somewhat roughly, people may be
divided Into two great classes, those
who think the cherry looks most
beautiful in bloom and those who
think it looks most beautiful In pie.
Japan's attitude on the forrlgn
trade question while it Is trying to
take Manchuria Is much less Import
ant than Its attitude when It shall he
tn definite and permanent possession.
It It Interesting to read and hear
what the ptillosophLing prophet
have to say shout conditions In the
American city of the future Perhaps
they know as much about It aa any of
Cats are said to be regarded as a
Helen Miller Gould, through whose
Influence the sending of race track dis-
patches by the Western Union Tele
graph Company has been stopped. Is
distinguished for her benevolent work.
She Is a daughter of the late Jay
Gould and was born in New York June
20, 1868. At the beginning of the war
with Spain she gave the government
$100,000, and for the care of sick and
convalescent soldiers at Camp Wikoff
she furnished $50,000. Miss Gould is a
sister of George Jay Gould and of
Howard Gould, both of whom are dis-
tinguished men in the financial opera-
tions of the country.
PLACE OF HISTORICAL MEMORY.
Fraunce'* Tavern in New York a Na-
Both because of its antiquity and be-
cause of the many historical memories
that are associated with it, Fraunce's
Tavern In New York well deserves to
be taken over by the city and main-
tained as public property forever.
Short of that, however, tt is not un-
fitting that It should now become the
headquarters of the New York State
Society of the Sons of the Revolution,
which has now purchased it.
The tavern stands at the southeast
corner of Broad and Pearl streets, and
originally was the mansion of the De-
la ncev family. Having later been
turned into a tavern. It became as
early as 1768 assured of historical
memory, for in that year It witnessed
the organization of the New York
Chamber of Commerce.
The event which gave It Its widest
fame, however, was Washington's fare-
well meeting with his officers at the
close of the revolutionary war. Wash- |
lngton chose It for his headquarters
when he entered the city after the
evacuation by the British. He re-
mained in New York but nine days,
and then at noon on Thursday. Dec. 4.
1783, he summoned the chiefs of his
army to meet him in the great room
of the tavern.
It was one of the few occasions In
Washington's life when he gave say j
to emotion. With the men before him
l.e had shared the peril.- and hardships
of the long years of the war. His
words to them were: “With a heart
full of love anJ gratitude I now take
leave of you. and most devoutly wish
your latter days may be as prosper-
ous and happy as your former ones
have been glorious and honorable
II dr.uk IMr health and after a
pause said: "I cannot come to each
of you to take my leave, but shall be
obliged if you will each come and
shake me by the hand.'" Gen Knox
came forward first and then the other
officers silently In turn.
Afterwards, as before, the tavern
was long the gathering place of the
men of wealth and fashion of New
York Many a political movement In
the early days of the republic had its
headquarters there, and the meetings
of the Clinton men, who called them-
selves "Federal Republicans." are
especially remembered. Few Ameri-
can buildings have had an "active
life "—If that term may bo used—
which stretched over so long a period
as had Fraunce’s Tavern.
DEPEW'S STAND FOR MORALITY.
New York Senator Indignant at
Thought of Anything Shady.
| Chauncey Depew heads the list as
ARROGANCE OF THE RICH.
New York Millionaires Fence In the
Most of the very rich New Y'orkers
now own their own private hunting
grounds in the Adirondacks, In Maine
or in the Carolina^. A great many
are members of clubs which own such
territory. The Vanderbilts, the Rock-
efellers, the Morgans and the Drex-
els all have preserves. In spite of
the democratic idea that unused land
belongs to all, they fence off a few
hundred square mites wherever na-
ture has been particularly bountiful,
erect "Do Not Trespass!" signs, em-
ply wardens and guards in livery with
loaded guns In their hands to keep off
the public and make of the most beau-
tiful and luxuriant spots tn America
private hunting grounds that are as
carefully preserved as ever the royal
forests were in the early days of Nor-
"They were Fridtjofs." She spoke
his name very softly. “I found them
hanging on the chamber wall. In the
night the men began to entertain
themselves with singing, and it could
be heard that they were getting drunk.
I waited till they were all still, and
then I crept Into the women's room,
and found the bondmaids huddled In
their beds. I got through the guard-
room, where the Englishmen were
snoring so loud that they would not
have heard If I had stamped. In a
niche in the wall outside I found Alm-
stein, the steward, hiding, full of
fear. 1 made him follow me out of the
postern and around to the gate where
—my father—and—Fridtjof—’’ Her
voice broke, but she struggled on.
“The English dogs had left them
there, and Fridtjof's sword was in his
hand. There was a smile on his lips.
I made Almstein dig two graves. I
kissed Fridtjof's mouth—and—and I
laid—my father’s cloak—over—over
It was useless trying to go on; a
deep sob shut off her voiee and threat-
ened to rend her when she tried to
hold it back. Sister Wynfreda strove
with gentle arms to draw her down
upon her breast.
"Suffer tho tears to come, my daugh-
ter,” she urged her tenderly, "or
sooner or later they must.”
"They shall not!’’ Randalin cried
brokenly. "They shall not! Am I a
weak-minded English woman that I
should shed tears because my kindred
are murdered? I will sbed blood to
avenge them; that is befitting a
Danish girl. I will not weep—as
though there were shame to wash
out! I will not weep."
The older woman shrank a little. To
cars attuned to the silence of the
grave, such an outburst was little less
than terrifying: she was at a loss
how to soothe the girl. To gain a
are dreams which you have dreamed
In the safety of your father's arms.
They among w hom you are going an
barbarians—yea, devils! It were
even better had you married the sor,
of Leofwine. Think you I know noth-
ing *f the Pagans, that you net m;.
words at naught? Who. but Danish-
men laid low these walls and slaugh-
tered the holy nuns as lambs are torn
by "did beasts? Have I not seen their
horrid wickedness? You think a nun
a coward? Know you how these scar
came on my face? Three times, with
my own bands, I pressed a red-hot
iron there to destroy the beauty that
allured—else had tho Pagans dfagged
me with them. Was I a coward?
Kandalin's eyes wore very wide. "It
seems to mo that you were simple-
minded," she breathed. “Why did
you not thrust the Iron in his face?"
But Sister Wynfreda's expression
changed so strangely that the girl
foresaw an attack along another line,
and hastened to forestall it. "It Is not
worth while to tell me further about
the matter. I)o you not see that It I -
by no means the same? I shall be a
Danish woman among Danish men.
I shall not be a captive, to be made a
drudge of and beaten. I shall be with
my own people, my own king. Let
us end this talk. Give mo the bread
and let me go. The sun Is getting
She glanced at It as she spoke, and
found It so much higher than she
realized that her haste increased.
Clutching at her belt, her arm. her
cloak, the nun strove desperately to
detain her. "Randalin! Listen! Alas!
how you grieve me by talking after
this manner! Wait, you do not un-
derstand. it is not their cruelty I
fear for you. Child, listen! It Is not
But Randalin had wrenched herself
free. "Oh, fear, fear, fear!" she cried
impatiently. “Fear your enemies;
Only Wanted to Talk.
They are still telling stories In
Washington about the convention of
the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution. On several occasions half of
the women were talking at the same
time, and Mrs. Fairbanks, the presi-
dent. had to make almost constant use
of the gavel. At one time a New Jer-
sey delegate Insisted upon talking
when the motion before the house was
not debatable. She was Informed of
this situation, but calmly replied:
Madam President, I do not wish to
d« hate the question; I only want to
talk about It. Now. If this conven-
tion The gavel fell with a roa tat
and the New Jersey delegate indig-
nantly refused to continue her re-
”Do you know who I am?’’ she was asking urgently.
Pays Taxes Under Protest.
Mis Mary Anthony has paid her
taxes again under protest. She writes
to the city treasurer of Rochester. N.
Y.: "Once more all women, politi-
cally classed with minors, criminals,
lunatics and Idiots, are compelled to
contribute to the support of a govern-
ment which denies them any voice in
| the control of affairs, and once more
t pay my taxes under protest. Please
so record It." Miss Mary Anthony
] and her distinguished sister. Susan B.
Anthony, never pay taxes without a
protest of this kind.
This may be true
can hardly be appr
Mtne. Jacauschek is now an inmate
of the Actors' Home at West New
Brighton. Staten Island. Thus do we
see the benefits of genius. If she
had been an ordinary woman she
might have had to scrub In her old
All the shorthand writers tn the
country working together couldn't
have taken down the remarks that
were made In New York when nil the
L roads in the city were stalled at 8
p. m and It took bom ten to twenty-
atx minutes to start the traiua again.
r, their meat be-
her of no les
i than seventy-tour. His
nder and iwerf."
fees for att
'ndtng the meetings of
thfi tm'at tint
suuld make a right com-
Tie. New Yorkers arc en-
joying a laug
i at the senator Just now.
Kosciuszko's Statue In Capital.
The secretary of war and congres-
sional committee appointed for the
I purpose expect soon to take up the
| matter ot ereettng the statue of Kos-
rluszko, which is to adorn one of the
corners of Lafayette square, opposite
| the White house. Just before Its
j close congress pased a resolution au-
thorizing the acceptance of a statue.
I to be erected at the expense of the
Pollsh-Amerlcan citizens of the Unit-
ed State*. Theodore M Hellnskl is
president of the central committee of
The police are making It uncomfort-
able for keepers of poolroom*, and al-
lege that the Western Union Tele-
graph company is giving aid to the
gamblers. Mr. Depew is virtuously
Indignant at the Idea that a corpora-
tion ot which he Is a director would
deliberately assist In violating the
law , "1 will not stand." he says, "any-
thing which Is even tainted with tile
guilty. If I find that the police aMega-
tk>ns are true I shall resign from the
board." On reading which the aver-
age New Yorker winks the o'bcr eye
Primrose League to Celebrate.
The Primrose league in England is
already making preparations to cele-
brate the one hundredth anniversary
of Disraeli’s birth on Dec. 21. It whs
he who culminated his striking and
somewhat theatrical career by making
Victoria empress of India. It was per-
haps natural that the late queen pre
ferred him to Gladstone, who was a
poor hand at flattery "Mr Gindstonc.
Victoria Is credited with shying, "har
si cues me as though I were a putfl
meeting Mr Di«r*»:i talks *o me
respite, she stole away and renewed
the wounded man's bandages.
After a moment Randalin rose and
followed, buckling her cloak as she
"Since I am become this man's lord,
1 think It Is right for me to see how
he fares before I leave him,” she ex-
"Before you leave him?" The form
in the faded robes turned inquiringly
toward the erect young figure in its
brave scarlet cloak. "What is it you
say, my child?"
But Randalin was bending low over
the green couch. “Do you know who
I am?" she was asking urgently of the
woodward. "Fix your eyes on me and
try to gather together your wits.”
Slowly the man's wandering gaze
focused itself: a silly laugh welled
up In his throat.
"It would be no strange wonder if
1 did not." he chuckled. "Odin has
changed you greatly; your face was
never so beautiful. But this once you
cannot trick me, Fridtjof Frodesson."
There came a time when this mis-
take w as a source of some comfort to
Randalin. Frode'a daughter; but now
she stirred Impatiently.
Sister Wynfreda's hand fell upon
the girl’s arm. "Disquiet yourself no
further.” she whispered. "It is use-
less and to no end. Come this way.
where be cannot hear our voices, and
tell me what moves you to speak of
leaving. Is It not your Intention to
creep In with us?"
As she yielded reluctantly to the
pressure, Randalin even showed sur-
prise at the question. "By no means.
Mv errand hither was only to ask for
bread. I go direct to the Danish
camp to get Justice from King Ca-
The nun reached out and caught the
gay cloak, gasping. "The Danish
camp? Better you thrust yourself
into o den ot ravenous beasts. You
know not what you say.”
Offense stiffened the figure under
the cloak. "It Is you who do not
know. Now. as always you think
about Canute what lying English
mouth* bave told of him I know him
from my father's Up* No man on the
Island la ao true aa he. or so generous
to those who ask of him. He la the
hlghe*t-mlnded man in the world."
My daughter, my daughter, shake
off this ateep of your wits. I entreat
you! The men you are trusting in
fear your friends; fear your shadow!
Old women are afraid of everything!
No, no. do not look at me like that; I
do not mean to behave badly toward
you, but It will become a great mis-
fortune to me if I am hindered; it
will, in truth. See now; I will kiss
you—here—where your cheek is soft-
est. I cannot allow you to take bold
of my cloak again. There! Now lay
your hands upon my head, as you do
with the children when you wish them
Because there was nothing else to
do, and because the thought of doing
this gave her some comfort, Sister
“God guard you. my fledgeling.” she
whispered over and over. “My pray-
ers be as a wall around you. My love
go with you as a warm hand in your
loneliness. God keep you in safety,
my most beloved daughter!"
her, shouting, did the words reach
"Look at the warrior, comrades!”
‘Hail, Berserker!" "Scamper, cub. or
your nurae will catch you!" “Tie
-tome of your hair on your chin, little
As the sound of hoof-beats died
iway. and the nag settled back to his
.steady jog-trot, the girl unclenched
or hands and drew a long breath.
"Though it seems a strange wonder
that they should not know me for a
woman, I think 1 need give myself no
further uneasiness. It roust be that
I am very like Fridtjof in looks. It
may be that it would tot be unadvis-
-.ble now for roe to ask advice of tho
next person how I can come to the
The asking had become at matter
of necessity by the time she found
iny one capable of answering the
question. Three foreign merchants
whom she overtook near noon could
give her no information, and she cov-
ered the next five miles without see-
ing a living creature; then it was only
a beggar, who crawled out of the
bushes to offer to sell the child be-
side him for a crust of bread. The
petition brought back to Randalin her
own famished condition so sharply
that her answer was unnecessarily
petulant, and the man disappeared
before tho question could even be put
to him. Two miles more, and nothing
was In fri#.t of her but a flock of rag-
ged blackbirds circling over n tram-
pled wheat-field. Already the sun’s
round chin rested on the crest of the
farthest hill. In desperation, sbo
turned aside and galloped aftet a
mailed horseman who was trotting
down a clover-sweet lare with a rat-
tle and clank that frightened the rob-
ins from the hedges. He rein-d in
with a guffaw when he saw what met-
tle of blade it was that had acostcd
"Is It your Intention to join the
army?’ ho inquired. "Canute will con-
sider himself In great luck.”
"I am desirous to—to tell him some-
thing,” Red Cloak faltered.
His grin vanishing, the man lean-
ed forward alertly. “It is war news?
Of Edric Jarl’s men?"
Before her tongue could move. Ran-
dalin’s surprised face had answered.
The warrior smote his thigh resound-
"You will be able to tell us tidings
we wish to know. Since the fight this
morning we have been allowed to do
no more than growl at the English
dogs across the plain, because it was
held unadvlsable to make an onset
until the Jarl’s men should increase
our strength. It Is to be hoped that
they are not far behind?"
"You make a mistake," Randalin be-
gan hesitatingly. "My news does not
concern the doings of Edric Jarl. but
the actions of his man Norman—”
A blow across her lips silence-1 bet.
"Hold your tongue until you come
In to *he Chief.”'the man admonished
her, with good-humored severity.
"Have you not learned that babbling
turns to 111. you sprouting twig? And
waste no more time upon the road,
either. Yonder is your shortest way
—up that lane between the barley.
When you come to a burned barn, do
you turn to the left and ride straight
toward the woods; It should happen
that an old beech stock stands where
you come out. Take then the path
that winds up-hill, and It will bring
you to the war booths before you can
open your foolish mouth thrice. Trolls!
what a cub to send a message by!
But get along, now; you will suffer
from their temper If they think It
likely that you have kept them wait-
ing.” He gave the horse a stinging
slap upon the flank, that sent him for-
ward like a shaft from a bow.
(To be continued.)
Where War-Dogs Kennel.
This morning there were but few
travelers upon the Watilng street.
South of the highway the land was
held by English farmers, who would
naturally remain under cover while
a Danish host was in the neighbor-
hood; while north of the great divid-
ing line lay Danish freeholds whose
masters might be equally likely to see
the prudence of being in their watch-
towers when the English allies were
passing. Barred across by the shad-
ows of Us mighty trees, the great road
stretched away mile after mile tn cool
emptiness. At rare Interval*, a mount-
ed messenger clattered over the
stones, his hand upon his weapon, his
eves rolling sharply in a keen watch
of the thicket on either side. Still
more rarely, foraging parties swept
through the morning stillness, lowing
cows pricked to a sharp trot before
them, and squawking fowls slung over
their broad shoulders.
On they came. When they caught
sight of a sprig of a boy drawn tip be-
side the way with his hand resting
sternly on hi* knife, they sent up a
about of boisterous merriment. The
blood roared *o loudly In Kandalin's
ears that she could not understand
what they said. She Jerked her horse s
head toward the trees and drove her
spur deep Into his side. Only n* he
leaped forward and they swept
GOT EVEN ON CONSTABLE.
Mississippi Justice Bound to Have Hi*
"This attack on Gen. Bristow for
t*e disclosures in the special postal
report reminds me of a Justice of the
peace of Mississippi who was hear-
ing a case tried by a lawyer named
George Smith and another named
Brown," said Congressman John Sharp
Williams. "The justice had been
looking on the corn liquor when it
was white and he was in a sad state.
Smith had the witness.
“ 'What is your name?' demanded
“ ’I object.' said Brown. 'It doesn’t
make any difference what his name
’’ 'Objection shustained,' solemnly
muttered the court.
“'Where do you live?' asked Smith.
"I object!’ shouted Brown. 'It is
Immaterial where he lives.'
" 'Shustained.' said the Justice.
Smith blazed up. calling the justice a
‘drunken old fool' and adding several
justice comprehended the force and
drift of the remarks and then It was
his time to get msd.
‘Where's Frye?' he demanded.
Frye, the constable, emerged from the
crowd with a broad grin which en-
raged the squire still mure.
"'Stand up there!’ he yelled
constable. ‘I fine you $'. for
George Smith Insult me on the
Court's adjourned.' "—Boston
Overstayed HI* Dream.
"I had a great dream the ot
nlcht. I dreamed I met a man t
offered to cut me n pound slice
"Whew’ It's worth n’.ore'n a
lion an ounce!”
"That's right. ‘Want n slice?'
says to me. 'Yes.' I answered t
But I was t< o grasping "
"How was that?"
"I woke up Just as 1 asked hltr
cut It thick.”
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