The State Democrat. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 49, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 27, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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CLEVELAND COUNTY, OK.
$1.50 PER YEAR
TWICE - EVERY - WEEK
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY OCTOBER, 27, 1894
WHOLESALE. . AND RETAIL.
V*" GROCER, ' rf
OA-H.K.IH1S THE LARGEST
AND FINEST STOCK OF
| Groceries, Flour, China, Glass and j|
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Queensware in Southern Okla- |
1 Our Prices
H Are in line with the Low price of Cotton. If you have not been fp
trading with us call and be convinced. We buy in such quantities !j
as enabies us to sell at prices smaller dealers have to pay jg]
Will find it to their interest to get our prices on Staple and Fancy (jj3
| East Main Street, h orman, C Ikla. |
FencloiTs ® Drug ® Store,
t®ure 1e)r\i£5 and (Bfyemical?,
— © and ©
WALL PAPER, BOOKS, | STATIONERY
Proscriptions Compounded Day or Night.
Central Illoeli, - - Norman, O. T.
THE CAREY-L01BA1D LUMBER COMPANY
11 f you are, come to the
11 has already saved the farm-
ers of Cleveland County
Several Hundred Dollars on
theii final proof notices, and
is still saving them money.
PAY YOU TO
CALL AND SEE
IS KEEN FOR
NORMAN, O. T.
A. D. ACERS, Manager
THE LEADING C
8 _ . DEALER IN . .
Stoves, Tinware, Barb Wire, 'fable Cutlery
We pay cash for our
goods. We pay no rent
We have had more than
40 years active experi-
ence in the business. We
sell for Spot Cash or pro-
duce. Cash buyers can see
A. H. JONES & SON.,
opposite Oklahoma Hotel
East Main Street,
TIN SHOP iN CONNECTION.
CITIZEN'S BANK of NORMAN.
(Incorporated Under the Laws of Okluhoraa.)
Oscrhaus & Wilinus.
THE MERCHANT TAILORS,
DIRECTORS: Gro. Smith. D. L. Larsh, S. B. Owens. B Hughis, W. T. Mayfield,
' C. Maheh and D. W Marquaht.
The B'l-laira / Ihit llaul; pron 1
Non-rrsidents ot ('h i'i himl ' <unty
I to \
Aro doing u strictly first chins uierchHiu
tailoring businosi, and Invite you to
call and see samples and stylos.
There is no ii' sending or irr>irifr out
o( the oitjr for tailor mado clothing. Wa
|iliarant ee Puul Isfuet Ion In nriccs. goods
and workmanship. ( ull una H" iih
i mice In rear of Norman. State Itunk.
FREE LIST SAVINGS.
Many Million* of I><illars Kavrd to thi
People of the Country.
The additions to the free 'ist in the
new tariff will save the people of this
country many millions of dollars. It
will save them directly more than 811,-
000,000, the amount of tax paid in 1808
on the principal articles now added to
the list. It will save them the much
larger sum that the protected inanu-i
facturera ami producers were enabled
by the tariff to charge for the domestic
The duty on some of the articles
now placed on the free list was pro-
hibitory. For example, the duty on
petroleum shut out all foreign compe-
tition. The tax on binding twine
I was so large that it gave to the cord-
age trust the monopoly of the business
end enabled it to fix its own price. It'
in evident, therefore, that the tax
I must have cost the farmers more than
the 5249.70 which was the whole
amount collected by the government
on binding twino In 18P8.
The duty on hoop fcnd band iron
manufactured wholly or partially into
' ties was also nearly prohibitory. In
! 1893 the government received only
812,211 from this tax. and this was
paid by the farmers who grow cotton.
I H was not all that these fanners paid,
| however, for the tax of 40 per cent,
permitted the ironmasters of Pennsyl-
vania to increase their prices to the
point at which importation was too ex-
pensive to be profitable. Under the
new law the cotton planters will bo
relieved of the tax on the iron tics for
The wheat-growers will bo benefited
still more. Besides binding-twine,
burlaps and bags for grain are mado
free. The tax paid on these articles
amounted in 1803 to the very large sum
of 82,025,881. The fanner did not pay
all of this, but lie paid a good deal of
it, and he will find that the removal of
the tax will make hi; crops of grain
'more valuable to him.
Another article which is necessary
to the farmer is salt In 1808 the tax
collected on salt amounted to 8802,000.
For many years the fisli-packers of
New England have had their salt free
of duty, but the farmers have paid the
tax on the salt used by them for cur-
ing pork and feeding their cattle. Now
both stand on an equal footing under
the revenue law of the country.
Among other benefits of the new
tariff law is the reduction in duties on
hats, flannels, shawls and blankets.
These necessaries of life were enor-
mously taxed under the McKinlcy act.
Cheap foreign flannels, hats, shawls
and blankets were practically prohib-
ited, the tax on them being heavier,
according to their value, than the tax
on the more expensive articles of the
In 1803 the tax on flannels valued at
DO cents a pound was 85 per cent. Only
?52 worth of those cheap goods was
imported. Flannels worth on the
average 82 cents a pound paid a tax at;
the rate of 108 j percent. The value of
the imports of these flannels in that
year was 8501. The tax on flannels at 48
cents was 103)^ per cent. Flannels1
worth 05 cents a pound paid a tax of
00.'i per cent, and the imports were
The cheapest blankets, worth 28, 34
and 48 cents a pound, paid taxes at. the
rates of 88#, 100 and 104 percent, re-
spectively. Blankets worth 05 cents
paiil a tax rate of 81 per cent.
The cheapest shawls imported,worth
85 cents a pound, were taxed at 150j^
per cent.; the dearest, worth 81.14,
paid 88li' per cent.
The tax on the cheapest hats was 80,
10(5% and 104per cent. Of the cheap-
est only £5.35 worth w ps imported in
1898, and on these a tax of 84.58 was
paid. The dearest hats paid a tax of
87 .'4 per cent.
This inequality of taxation was due
to the specific duty on the p.mnd. The
McKinlcy tax on these articles was
mixed, port specific and part ad va-
lorem. For example, the tax on the
cheapest shawls imported was 88j^
cents a pound and 40 per cent, on the
value. The tax on the high-priced
shawls was 44 cents a pound and 50
per cent. The very cheapest shawls
were absolutely prohibited by the Mc-
Kinlcy act. The tax on nhawls worth
::5 cents a pound was heavier in pro-
portion to their value than the tax on
shuwls worth CI. 14 a pound.
The new law, which goes into ef-
fect January 1, 1805, as to woolen
goods, corrects this inequality. The
duty on these articles is based entire-
ly on their value. Under the new law
hats, shawls, flannels ami blankets
that cost the most will pay the highest
rates of duty. The cheapest will bo
ti;xed at -5 per cent., the next at 30
per cent, and the dearest at 85 per
cent, and 40 per cent.
Under the old law a cheap shawl
bought in Germany for 50 cents would
have cost 81.25 with the duties added.
Under the new law it will cost 07)f
cents, or a little more than one-half.—
N. Y. World.
One of the conspicuous benefits
of the new tariff bill is going to be to
make all-wool clothing cheaper. Some
varieties of clothing arc cheap enough
already, but it has generally been
mado so by introducing shoddy and
other substitutes for wool into its man-
ufacture. Under the free-wool tariff
we ought to be able to get all-wool
cloths almost as cheap as we now get
rn inferior article.- Boston Herald.
The trusts have plotted their j
own destruction. Their amazing au-
dacity in throttling the senate to se- !
cure their greedy aims filled the peo-
ple at first with indignation and alarm, i
These feelings have been succeeded by
a determination to clear out and de-
stroy, root and branch, tho whole pro
tectionist system.—Baltimore Sun.
———Tht'ru is nnttrtrf^fiti'alige In the
.fact that republicu'i money is finding
its way into the labor camp. Tho
g. o. p. ha: more money than anything
else, and it is about tli • only campaign
material it ha > to work on this year.—
Detroit Free Press.
Man looks into the darkness through his toors,
And life scums hut a tangled skein;
Ho looks ndowa tin* dreary path of years,
All blinded by this tearful ralu.
This problem of existence seems
Too nurh for him to understand;
And so ho trembles in the dark.
Hut touches God's right hand.
He feels the hand that lifts him higher,
At last ho sees the light ;
He hears a voice that says: "Aspire,
And thou shalt know the right."
Oh human soul in darkness bound,
Thy chain shall drop away,
And Heaven shall prove Its wondrous Bound
When sins of earth decay;
And you shall ffrow to know that life
Was shaped by good and 111.
And that the .soul climbed to tho light
By climbing up life's hill.
So trusting, toil, and tolling, trust;
Clln r to our Father's hand,
And from the wo.iknc.s8 of tho dust
You'll reach the better land.
Slid smile evi
how is over Up
will 1 v? sure to bow j
ti: the grand stand !
laino election returns. I
THE BITE OF A COBRA.
How the Man That Rocoives It
The Thrilling Story Told by ■ llrltlnh Sol-
dier A Horrible Kiperlenre That
Whitened IIIn Hair- Through
Yearn of Torture.
"I wonder what sort of a sensation
it is to be bitten by n cobra and know
that one must die in a half hour or so?"
drawled out ( apt. (Gordon, as he puffed
lazily at his cheroot on the veranda of
the One Hundred and Ninth hussars'
mess at Fyzabad.
It was after the mess dinner and the
regimental band had bagged their in-
struments and gone silently away into
the hot stifling night. Half a dozen
dlicors were reclining in "long-sleeved
•hairs," their feet up on the arms and
"pegs," with plenty of ice. standing in
long glasses like grim sentries, to keep
the demon thirst away.
"Well, I know exactly how it feels,"
chipped in Bings- Bings, "the stoic,"
us he was callcd—with an earnestness
that fairly took awn}'Gordon's breath.
"Yes," added the new speaker, "I
have 'been there,' as they say, but lan-
guage cannot convey the full horror of
the feeling. It was years ago, when I
first came out to join, and we were
stationed in Burmah. I was on special
duty out in the jungle, and where we
were located was the snakes' paradise.
Hardly a day passed that we did not
kill one or more either in or about the
bungalow. It was a continual cry of:
Samp hai, sahib' (a snake, sir), with a
regular clearing out of all the servants.
"It really seemed that all the poison-
ous snakes in India had agents do-
ing business in that part. Immense
boas, sleepy, devilish karaites, vicious
asps and udders, and now and then a
cobra, chock full of fight. No man
thought of putting on his boots with-
out giving them a good shake first, and
even clothes were inspected at arm's
"I received a rare shook one da}*- a
sort of preliminary oanter to the cobra
episode I am about to relate. I had
ust finished my bath and was pulling
ny banian over my head when a huge
entipedc lost his hold inside of it and
(died down my back. Ugh! it made
ny ILvsh creep to look at the loath-
omo, poisonous thing.
"Another tiuv I found a cast-off
skin of some poisonous snnke on the
edge of my bed just outside of the
monjerie (mosquito curtain), that had
been probably slipped off while I slept.
"You will understand that fresh out
from home, as 1 was, all this sort of
thing crept into mj' dreams; sleeping
meant one long, continuous night-
mare. The bungalow was the usual
style of things in Burmah, bamboo
and leaves. It was raised some seven
or eight feet from the ground on posts;
but this only seemed to tempt some
unwelcome guests to climb up and nest
in the leaves of the thatched roof.
During the dry weather they lived in
the ground in holes which a mistaken
sort of providence provided for them,
and when tho big rains set in they were
drowned out and came to the bunga-
low as a nice dry place to live in.
"One hot, sweltering night I was
laying in a state half asleep and half
licat stupor, when I suddenly became
aware that a dark, flatobject, in which
gleamed two spots of malignant light,
was moving up ulong my right leg-
just between it and the inoujerie. 1
could just sec it over my limb and the
blood in 1113* veins simply froze with
horror as I realized that it must he
either a cobra or a karaite. The body
of the serpent was evidently in the
bed and the head elevated just enough
to watch my face. A queer constrictive
sort of feeling shot up and down my ;
scalp and the hair stood out straight, \
I am sure.
"Th • arc no words in which I can I
convoy the .-.lightest idea of the full I
measure of loathsome horror which J
took pov cssion of me and turned me I
sick with the intensity of its dreadful-
ne . when I r. cognized that I was shut
up in that curtain with, and complete- ;
ly at the mercy of one of those death- 1
dealing fiends. 1 dared not move a
muscle—to call out meant death, for
were he aroused, either bv fear or an- j
ger, he would deal out death to the 1
nearest living object with the rapidity j
of lightning. My hand was lying down I
beside my thigh nnd already I could 1
feel his cold, slimy bod}' moving over
it. If my blood was frozen before, this
chilled the very marrow in my bones.
I could see very little, by the light of
the flickering lamp which hung in the
veranda opposite ray door, beyond that
flat, swaying head, set like a fiend's
toy with those devilish flaming eyes. 1
"I felt that I could not stand it much
Luigxiu. I jtliouhl—.become—u coving
maniac if something did not happen
soon. 1 almost wished that he would
strike un<l end the dreadful suspense.
I knew that he would not voluntarily
leave the bed all night, nnd would
most probably coil himself up on my
chest a. 1 remain there. One year, two
years, ten years. I lay thus, with the
brut • drawing his interminable length
over my hands yes, ten years! for
n«\t day I was ten years older and my
hair, which was black when 1 went to
bed, was as gray as it is now.
''Then 1 must have moved my hand, Maxim's semi-flying machine, or rero-
for the fiend struck -without warning plane, traveled a distance of five hun-
aud with such devilish rapidity that I drcd feet clear of the track provided
saw nothing, only felt the sharp, lance- for it, and then, lifting the oar off the
like thrust in my thigh. With a rush , track, landed it and smashed it in a
my blood, which had been standing, field.
still in my veins, 1 think went tearing I Paris has invented a new shade or
through my body again, and before color which it calls pelure d'ognon.
my horrified cry had ceased to ring ] That sounds better but does not look
through the bungalow, I was standing , better than the English v§r ion—"on-
on the floor clear of the wrecked ion paring."
raoujerie. As 1 sprang from the I:..,I j m Mk, Paris hns |nTente(1 „
when ho struck I felt His body go itlnd of paper thot is indestructible by
hurtling over my head up against lire. Specimens after remaining ..no
pillow as 1 threw up tho arm he had j hundred and forty-eight hours in the
been lying on. 1 lioat of a potter's furnace still rctuincil
"Brown—'Bangle Brown' as ho was a glaze.
called then, because he used to wear a
It has heretofore been almost ira-
.liver bangle on hU left wrist that j 1>,sslllll. milk„ , ;
some girl bad given him-was calling aluminum, but the difficulty has now
Who .s there? I r - that pure alum-
mndc in a single
who is there?' and the whole bungalow inum
was soon in a turmoil. Cold drops of
perspiration rolled down my forehead,
and my face was like -the face of a
dead man, Drown said, when I went
into his room where he had a light.
" 'Have you seen a ghost?" he asked.
" Worse than that,' I replied. 'I
have been bitten by a cobra.'
" 'Nonsense, man,' he ejaculated,
'you have been dreaming,' but his face
was ashy pale now, too.
" 'Here are the marks of hia fangs,' I
said, as 1 bared ray thigh; and there,
sure enough, were too tiny punctures
<ind a drop of blood oozing from one.
''There could be no doubt about it
now—his light had swept away the
last vestige of hope. All that remained
to do was to make a futile effort to
sjtay the deadly poison. Already I
could feel a peculiar twitching sensa-
tion where the lines run from tho nose
down past the corners of the mouth,
and there was a dull, tugging sort
of pain in my heart, a feeling as
though the blood was being forced
through it nt an increased pressure.
My head was dizzy ami my eyes hot
and blurred, and it was with tho great-
est difficulty that I could keep my
mind from wandering. I could hardly
articulate a word, and when f dm
manage to speak I would say what I
did not mean—using the wrong word.
It wnsevident that the poison was bo-
ginning to paralyze my brain, and al-
ready 1 felt an almost unconquerable
desire to lie down nnd go to sleep.
"By this time Brown and the others
were thoroughly awake to the serious-
ness of the case, and had started in to
do all in their power to save me.
Brown was a sort of amateur surgeon,
and always carried a small apothecary
establishment with him. I saw him
whip out a lance and look nt me in a
questioning way. I nodded, and in an
instant he had the piece surrounding
the bite out and his lips applied to the
"Here, gentlemen, is the scar," and
Bings displayed an ugly looking cica-
trice that bore unmistakable testimo-
ny to the heroic course of treatment
Brown had adopted.
"Young Itulston brought me a peg,
in desperation, that would have made
one of those Bcngalie Bazoos who pun-
ish a bottle of bazaar orandy, at a
single sitting, yell with anguish. He
admitted to me afterward that Baloo,
the bearer, bad told him to give me a
strong dose of red pepper and whisky,
for it had cured a brother of his once.
He had tasted it himself and it was
simply liquid fire diluted with whisky,
but to rat; it was only as water.
"(living me a dose of permanganate
of potassium, Brown placed me in tho
hands of two Sepoy orderlies, with
strict orders to keep me going, swear-
ing that he would shoot the lirst man
that let me stop—for to rc&t for an in-
stant meant certain death.
" 'Now, lads, let's kill the devil,' ho
said, when he had done all he could to
save me; 'we shall find him coiled up
in the bed waiting for another victim.'
"At these words a sudden fury took
possession of mo nnd I said: 'Let me
be in at the death— I vifil kill him be-
fore I die myself '
"Grabbing the lamp and a stout stick
I rushed into my room, followed rather
cautiously by the others. I flashed
tho light on the bed, holding the stick
poised aloft for a quick, strong blow,
but there was no object there to vent
my fury upon. Then I remembered
thnt I had thrown him up over my
head when I jumped from the bed.
Tolling Brown to throw the pillow
over with a quick movement, I held
the lamp in my left hand and stood
ron ly to give his c braship his quietus
with a powerful blow
"Quick as a flash the pillow wns
jerked to the other end of the bed nnd
there was n rush of a dark brown body.
with the devilish eyes gleaming like
two baleful sparks. The stick dropped
from my nerveless grasp and I tumbled
to the floor in a heap. It was only a
"The perspiration broke out all over
my body and I was as limn as a rag.
The nerves, strung up to the tension
that they had been, suddenly gave
way and I could only sob out, hysteri-
cally: 'Let him go—don't kill him,
I could hear Brown's deep-drawn
'Thank (;««!!' and in the general sense
of relief the rat was allowed to escape
"That is how it feels to be bitten by
a cobra," concluded Bings, "as near as
I can describe it."—Detroit Free Press.
A Fuknch inventor hns got up a
street oar or omnibtis driven with gear-
ing from a treadmill attached to the
ruar of the which* and supported on
wheels. The horse, therefore, rides
while he works.
Annkai i:n glass has not yet come in
any practical form, but an advaoce has
boon mado reoently in making sheets of
glass with fine wire threaded through
them, so that in case of breakage the
parts will hang together.
Dei. Piomiio took his name from his
office. His duty in the papal court was
to affix tli, leaden seal to tho papal or-
dinanees. TI; place gave him a liveli-
hood while he was making a reputation
by his pictures.
Fiknom: made a beginning by deco-
rating the cells of the convent of St.
Mark in Florence. Every cell was
adorned with a magnificent fresco and
tho fame of this work raadethc reputa-
tion of the artist.
Van i>i i; \\ i.vdkn's devotion to na-
ture produced some curious results in
his paintings. When he wished to rep-
resent <. for instance, he em-
ployed tho ugliest beggar he could find
to sit as n model.
Mrun.i.o died of injuries caused by a
fall from a scaffold in a church in
Cadiz. He had just finished a picture
and was admiring it, when, stepping
backward to get ;i better view, he made
a misstep and fell.
( ano was accused of murdering his
wife, and was put to the rack to make
him confess. He asserted his inno-
cence, even under tho most severe tor-
tures, ami was so declared. After his
death his guilt was proven.
Tin: king of Grecce is an excellent
swimmer and has a perfect passion for
Tin. earl <>f Dudley's diamonds are
i 'a !:«■:n ski claims that he has re-
ceived KM) requests for his photo-
graph and his autograph from his fair
ural result of profound thought.—
W11!•:n people ever arc in the wrong,
each line they add is much too long.—
Sin may open bright us the morning,
but it will end dark as the night.—Tal-
A man is called selfish, not for pur-
suing Ins own good, but for neglecting
his neighbor's. Whately.
What i mine, even to ray life, is
hers I lovi : but the secret of my friend
is not initio. Sir P. Sidney.
Tin: moment an ill can be patiently
borne it is disarmed of its poison,
though not of its pain. II. W. Boeeher.
PERSONS AND THINGS.
Tiikim: are fifty-seven thousand women
engaged in farming in the United
()m. thousand carloads of pocket
■ 'ask f r liquor wore used in Cincinnati
T i: first known instance of the use
of t ;>1 v. as in England in the year 850.
* t v. : then callcd "fossil fuel."
A i ouf i; nt Passaio. N. J., committed
uioide by wading1 into a canal and
holding his head under water until un-
Fish in the Pugot sound cities are
cheeper than ever before. Large hali-
but. sell for twenty-five cents each.
Many fish «>f unusual size are being
taken by the fishing boats. Recently a
halibut weighing 170 pounds was
THE LABOR WORLD.
New Zealand has few tramps.
Chicago has many barbers.
The he is a wild animal trust.
Iowa runs a free labor bureau.
Detuoit has sixty union teamsters.
Detroit is to have a daily labor
London printing trades will amalga-
Detroit painters talk of organizing
a state union.
Clin aoo barbers have organized for
Great Editor—I n Ivertised for a pri-
vate secretary, whose chief duties
would be to sit in the ante-room and
keep poets, bores and other unde-
sirable persons at bay. The position
requires something of a diplomat as
well as a fluent linguist You would
not do nt all.
Kieketts (who stutters a trifle)—_
"THat's wii-wh-where you make a mum
mum-mistake, squire! As sus-su
soon's a bub-bore cuc-cuc-came in
I'd bug-bug-begin to tell a 1 1 Ion f
s-s-story, and before I'd gug-gug-got
half way through, bub-bub-between
whu-wh-what I'd sus-sus-say an I
w-what I'd tried to sus-say, I'd have
him ouc-euc-coinpletely tut-ti red out
I ain't mum-mum-much of a dud-diplo-
mat, perhaps, but as a 1 1 linguist I'm
a euc-cuc-caiition N Y. World
ms negro saloon keepers
' i loon keepers have abol-
SPARKS FROM MANY FLINTS.
^ ni ii cook i ;i very handsome girl.'1
"She is She mashes potatoes by look*
ing at them."
Hi "Your friend, I hoar, paints
faces beautifully." She—"Only one."
ICVTn ii ei.iTTb.sTfue Ihto<iihesTunsteady
when it ha too many sheets in the
wind. London Answers.
Ivrn> i Mr. Pnsseigh has a rginark-
nbly fn Ii complexion." Maud—"Yes.
I never -aw such a young head on such
old shoulders." Truth.
Commi i:n m Traveler (popping the
question) Oh l-'rauline Anna, may I
offer you my he .rf, extra quality, dur-
able, indestructible?"—Unsere Geselis-
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