The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, June 8, 1894 Page: 1 of 8
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The Chandler News.
YOU ME 3.
CHANDLKU, OKLA H(>M A. FR11>AY. .1U N K g, 1891
awfully .hungry littlo cub, and as
funuy iii his an'ic.s as his apj etui was
lie was called Jacl«. and soon be-
came great friends with Lion. The
latter was timid about going to him
at first, but after a little while he
used to frolic with him by the hour.
Lion did not understand a bear's
I games, and when .lack tried to wrestle
with him he would be terribly sur-
Just before we were breaking* up
camp Jack was missing-: his chain was
broken and all traces of him were
lost. Marv and 1 cried a little over it,
for we had grown very fond of our
Two months afterward an Adiron- \
dack guide came into one of the small j
stores of our village, having with him
a little brown bear around whose
neck there w as a buckskin collar.
The guide said he wasgoing through
the mountains when the bear ran up
to him and wanted to play. He said
he never saw such a tame bear. It
Uncle John bought him and now he
is in our back yard, but he is getting
awfully big-, and Uncle .John says ho
will soon have to join some circus.—
N. Y. Journal.
How Little Moody Helped.
Mr. Justice and his'wife were pious
people and strict members of the
Methodist church. They were of the
L'nod old-fa>hioned kind a^ni when at.
church and the minister said anything
that really struck Brother Justice as
1 being "just the gospel, the whole
truth, something real goo 1. as he
would term it. he would clap his
hands tog-ether with a hearty amen."
And his children had got*to looking
j for the "amen," whenever they heard
When Uncle John asked Sister Mary the minister get in real good earnest
and me to go camping with him in the and appeared to be getting liappy.
Adirondack*, he promised that he They thought the "amen" helped in
would take good care of us, and bring some way to cany on the meeting
us home in ten days with brown j successfully.
cheeks and big appetites. It so happened one Sunday morning
We were just crazy to g< . and that Elder Justice (as he was general-
begged so hard that mamma finally jy called by his neighbors) went to
gave her consent, and oft' we went church alone, leaving the children at
with I nele John, Mr. Mason. Mr.Spear home by themselves, as Mrs. Justice
and a guide. had been called to see a sick neighbor
I am not going to tell about our trip and would not return before evening,
to the mountains, or about the little • • Now be verv careful about the fire,
NEWEST IN HUMOR.
SAYINGS AND DOINGS BY THE
X Woman In a Hree/e—Another 8l«ter
In the Wild and Woolly West—The
MUiilonMr.r's Error— l'oluted Para-
THE LAND OF "PRETTY SOON.'
1 know of a land where the streets are paved
With the things that we meunt to achieve
It is walled with tho money we meant to have
And tho pleasures for which we grieve.
The kind words unspoken, the promises
And many a coveted hoon .
Are stowed away there in that land some
The land of "Pretty Soon "
There are uncut jewels of possible fann
Lying about in the dust.
And many a noble and lofty aim
Covered with mould and rust
And oh. this place whfloft seems so near,
Is farther away than the moon
Thou.'h our purpose be fair yet we never pot
To the land of "Pretty Soon
The road that leads to that mvstic land
Is strewn with pititul wrecks.
And the ships that have sailed for its shining
Bern skeletons on their deoks,
Jt is farther at noon than it was at dawn
And farther at night than at noon:
Oh. let us beware or that land down there
The land of "Pretty Soon "
—Youth's C ompanion
Catching a Cub.
Ono Good Janitor.
Lady—I should likp to look at a flat
which I see is for rent in this building:
but no one has answered my belL
Man—I'll show it to you. Right this
Well, this is something like. The
rooms will suit, I am sure. What
sort of a janitor have they here?"
"The very best in the city, mum."
"The kindest-hearted gentleman to
be found anywhere, mum."
4 As the day- long, mum "
"Is he attentive to his duties?"
"He's just working himself to death,
mum. Always thinkin' up some new
thing to make folks comfortable.
"Well, I.declare! 1 wouldn't lose
this tlat for the world. Where is the
"I'm him, mum."
A F T E R
cabin we lived in, or how homesick we
got at night. Mary and I had a fine
time during the daylight, but when
darkness came, and the wind sighed
through the trees, we were awfully
After we had hern in camp four
days all the men started off hunting
one morning, leaving Lion, a shaggy
bird dog, keep us cofhpany while
we fished for trout in a little stream
near our cabin.
The fish dulnt bite rapidly, or
maybe we were poor tishcrgirls; any-
way. we got tired, and leaving out-
lines. started up the rough mountain
trail in search of wild flowers. «
We went a great deal farther than
we expected, and suddenly found our-
selves at the bear-trap Uncle John
lad set. We saw a bear, too, and
were nearly frightened out of our '
vvits, until we found the big brown
inimai was caught in the ugly teeth
r>f the trap.
* When we had stiffened up our cour-
igo and walked near the bear we
saw two wee bits of cubs -the cutest
little things in the world—lying at
ter side. Tho cubs saw us, too, and
tampered up to the very top of a tall
tree that grew near by.
Mary and I did want those cubs
so badly,but we were too badly scared
;o think hard. We watched them
iway up on the dead limbs for five
minutes, when Mary suddenly said it
would be a good plan to tie Lion to
he bottom of the tree and so keep
,he cubs from running away while we
•veat back and got Uncle John and
So we tied him to the tree with
some fishing line, and ran hastily
iwav to get beyond his dismal whin-
ng. We reached camp just as the
'iien were getting ready for luncheon,
tnd after Uncle John had scolded tis
,ve told him of the bears.
It didn't take very long for the
whole crowd.to get back to the trap.
The old bear was shot and Lion was
untied. The cubs were still up in the
tree-top, and as it was to tall to climb
the guide went to chopping it down.
Finally it fell with a crash, but the
jnbs had jumped to another tree,
whose branches spread to the fallen
ane. This second tree came down
under the guide's blows, and with it
une of the cubs; the ^otlier had again
•aught hedd of another branch.
Uncle John ran after the fallen cub
and quickly put it head foremost in a
gunny sack and tied the sack tight.
Even then the little fellow managed
to scramble amid piteous cries to his
It was hard work cutting down the
third tree, but finally it tottered aud
fell with a crash, bearing the second
cub to the ground. The fall was not
broken and the cub was killed.
The guide soon cut away tho coats
of the mother and dead cub and we
went back to camp. Uncle John carry-
ing the cub in the sack. .When we
readied the cabin the cub was taken
> u t and a buckskin oollar put%round
his neck and then he was chained to
Mary and I fed him and the way he
lapped condensed milk mixed with
hot water made us laugh lie was an
Of course you've taken notice of a woman
in a breeze.
When .Kolus sways the trees till they're
very ill at ease.
And every lofty building seems to wear a
And tho wind comes whistling down every
thoroughfare in town.
As tho wild, infuriated breezes swirl and
Woman's mould without a doubt can be
quickly figured out;
For her clothing blows against her, and
then clings with all its might,
And a woman in this plight is au interest-
She will walk a few steps backward, hold
ing down her pretty head.
For her face, perhaps, is red at what some
passer l>y has said ;
Then she'll turn around a^ain. but s til the
winds won't let her be;
"All who wish.'' is their decree, "nature's
handiwork may see.'"
—John J. Molntyre in Truth.
I.ettlug lllnt Down Knsy. •
Mr. Oldbeau—I admit that there Is
—er—some difference in our ages, but
think of the advantages o£ such a
Miss Youngthing—It can not be, Mr.
Oldbeau, but 1 will always be u grand-
daughter to you.
A wasto of land, a sodden plain
A lurid sunset sky.
With cloud* thai tied and faded fast
In ffhoatly phantasy
A flMdupturnediby 11atnpl nil
Afield up piled with slain.
With horse and rider blent in death,
Upon the battle plain.
The dying and the dead lie low
For thetn no more shall rise
Tho evening moon, nor midnight star s,
Nor daylight soft surprise s
They will not wake to tenderest call.
Nor see ataln e oh horn \
Where waltln? hearts will thro > and bre i
When this day 's tidings come
Those Terrible Dates
little Miss Mugg (noticing family i bfdaytime foes, at night in peace
, i mi I Itraathlner tliAlr IIvom hwhv
Bible in friend's parlor)—Sister Lllen
will not have our family Bible in the
parlor any mora She says it isn't
Little Miss Freckles—I didn't know
your sister was so old as that.
On the Ocean, Too.
First Sailor—There ain't a sign of a
breeze anywhere, and we are right a
the course of the trade winds, too.
Second Sailor -My boy! 1 wonder if
and don't put any .more wood in the
, stove, I have put in enough to last;
and keep a good fire until 1 return,"
said Elder Justice as he prepared to
leave the children for church, But ho
i hadn't been gone but a very short
time before John Wesley, the oldest,
a boy about ten years old, saw a blaze I the trade winds have stopped on ac
of fire around the stove pipe. And be- | count of hard times.
ing a boy of remarkably quick decis- j
ive principle, he saw that if anything j
was to be done, it must be done at
I once, so he sprang fot the pail of wa-
ter and the broom, dipping the broom
into the pail of wale' then dashing
the water up against the stove pipe 1
Peter C. bringing him other pails of j
water from the cistern, while Mary
pumped the water.
They soon had the fire put on' an i
| everything cleared up nicely when !
their father came home from church,
' and they all gathered around him to
tell him of the fire.
j "Well, my son, how did you succeed
iti putting the tire out?"
"Oh, with the broom and water, i
just dashed the water tip ag linst the
fire and soon had it out.
' "Peter brought it to me, and Mary
pumped the water for him to bring."
"So you all helped to put out the
tire. You are smart, trusty children
and I am proud of you Hut what did
my little Moody do"
"Oh, papa! I jes clap m hands and
hollar 'amen.' -Journal of vgricul-
1 tu re.
Sand for tlu> < ItllUren.
One of the cleanest and nicest play-
things in the world for a little child is
sand. In summer a load of it dumped
in a clean spot in the bac. yard will
amuse the little ones for hours each
day. They love to shovel it, build
miniature forts, make gardens, with
grass or plants, and dig well . Washed
sand is as clean as sawdust , and a
child can pla.v in it. in its white frocks
and not soil its clothes. For winter
playing a bushel of sarid can bo kept
just outside the door. A shallow box
of a few inches in depth and two or
three fee; square can be easily made.
Spread a lot of newspaper ■ on the
floor, set the box in the middle, fill it
with sand and let the children loose.
Teach them not to get off the news-
papers with it. and they will play all
day in it and not litter the house half
I'lranlng the Teacher.
Teacher—Why was Solomon the
wisest man in the world?
Boy—He had so many wives to ad
Teacher la strong-minded female)—
Well, that is not the answer in the
book, but you may go up head.
Johnny's Natural Philosophy.
Little Johnny (in kite time)—I saw
a locomotive ntshin' along by itself
an' goin' like everything. I thought
every minute it would dodge down
into the river or somewhere.
Father—Why should it?
Little Johnny—It hadn't any tail.
Mother— It is time to make some in-
quiries about that young man who
now calls to see Clara.
Father—He has nov been coming
more than a week.
Mother— No matter I heard Clare
scold little Johnny for peeking througt
Hreathlnsr their lives away
Urnvo hearts hnd stirred each manly breast.
Fate only made them foes.
And lying dying side by side
A softened feeling ro<o
"Our time Is short " one faint voice said,
"To day we've done our best:
On different sides, what matter now,
To morrow we're at re-it
Life lieu behind I might not earn
For only my own sake, g
Hut far awav are other hearts
That this day's worlc will break.
"Among New Hampshire's snowy hills
There prays for me tonight
A woman and a little girl
With hair like golden ll.'ht
And at the though! broke forth at last
* ! ii o] of at&ruish wild
I'Uat would not Ion I.«• i • pr - I. •
i God My wife: My onild "
"And," said the other dvin? man,
"Across the Georgia plan
There watch and wait for me loved ones
I'll never sen again.
A little trir 1 with dark, bright eyes
Each day waits at the door.
The father's step, the father's kiss,
Will never greet her more
"To day we sought each other's lives,
l>eath levels all that now,
For soon before God's mercy sea1
Together wo shall bow
Foraive each other while we may
Life's but a weary mime,
And right or wrong, the mornlnj sun
Will Hnd us dead, the same."
The dying lin« the pardon brcailn-.t,
The dying hands entwine.
The last ray dies and over nil
The stars from heaven shine
An l the litt• girl with golden li;i ;
And one with dark eyes bright.
On Hampshire's hills and Georgia - p a n
Were fatherless thai night.
>'■* !V'\. \
•i J- M, m \
Tunning Won the llattle.
Yankee ingenuity in sea fights was
j never iiown to better advantage than
I in the* famous battle between the
j Pennsylvania state cruiser Hyder i
i Ally and the British twenty-gun ship !
.General Honk, which took place near
Cape May ltoads 11' years ago. In ,
j those days the seaboard state-. I
which', hose to do so were permitted |
! to maintain cruisers, independently ,
J of the United States navy, for the 1
purpose of protecting commerce with
Sudden Kef onnat ion.
Chummy—So there has been no haz-
ing in your college this yea: '.'
Soph—No. At the beginning of the
term the president announced thatone
of the freshmen was au c
but he refused to tell wh
so much a.-, though th
or scattered tow-..
1 airy Godmother (genially
• you choose for your infant
r -beauty or wealth /
Young Mother > pleading!;
, t have both?
i airy (iodmother (author.*a
never go together.
At the Head of t Ii
Marie, who never knei
wits speaking of one
schoolmates, whoalwa ■
head of her classe- '
•I should like to be •
such a little girl,
wishing to point a morn!.
No you wouldu ' papa. s
"Why not?" asked papa
Because her father has I
vo years." - i id Mat
> M ;u>a.
lie >i mit ii of it.ihe
to mamma, tuckin:
Tuck in m\ footses
sister in bed
Small Sister, severely
say footses;** you must s;
feet o a toot, anl t a > to
i/. feet. Orre
ts.' i feet;
ffemail In tho Wild and Woolly West.
Judge—What's the charge, officer?
Otticer i .is brnte ha be a l.-Miiti?
his wife ti t lady here and ho
wants him punished, ludge.
Friend —Taking so man daily news
papers is a good deal o* an expense.
Host—Doesn't cost a cent
"You certainly are not on the free-
"No. I save the coupons, exchange
them for the books, pictures and so on
which they offer, then sell the books
and pictures and use the money to pay
Mr (irumpps- Wouldn't do at all
Women never know when they are
beaten Both sides would claim the
victory and never give up.
I alt Ii fill
1 ait M issionary — Wuug. ■ Sy don't
you come to our Sunday school.
Laundry man (apologetieally) — 1
gottee wife in < hina.
A Fickle Girt
Arthur (gloomily 1 am afraid
Mabel'**love fo> me is cooling-
Friend—Have you heard from her
Arthur Yes. and here's her letter
She uses the word "love"' only sixteen ! would discharge the fellow and p
times, and onl underscores it ten. woman in charge of it.
iat objection t
to letting w<
>he—Take back your ring sudi\
You said when we became engage*
that you were the luckiest man ;n the
world. J.le (taking the ring Nov
know I^iin.—New Yor. Herald.
Servant—Mr 'Jreatman is a* ue
ntlemen. I am to show you uj
Mi. Tim McDoolan (one of th< r
politicians of the ward —Ye •
h« ' By .large, if that's his gam w<
ta a hand' We can show him up >
i in their4 own boundari
• A number of states availed them*
' selves of this privilege, says the New
York Sun, and their cruisers were en-
; imaged in some of the most-creditable
I battles in our naval history The
commerce of Pennsylvania had been
greatly harassed by British cruisers
hovering off < ape May, and occasion*
ully making ineursions up the bay,
capturing any craft that came within
I their reach. With a view of checking
t Lies.■ inroad^ the state of Pennsyl-
vania fitted out the strongly built
merchant ship Hyder Ally with six-
i teen six-pound guns, and placed her
ii charge of Lieutenant Joshua
Harney of the I nited State navy and
; Ou April i, I '• * ' the Hyder All*
■ dropped down to < 'ape May Roads as a
i convoy to a tleet of merchantmen that
! had been endeavoring to get ' > sea
: While waiting for a bn c/.e to caVrv
j them clear of the land, two Knglish
■ cruisers were descried standing in
, shore Barncv made sigual for the
merch antmen to make sail up the ba\
^ I while he covered their retreat. The
Knglish ships became widely sep-*
aratcd in the chase, and • hen one of
General Monk, was passing, the
' -HI-.: M p ; 1 Mi lOllI ! o 1 . I 1 ' '
i i iving the ritention of the British
commander Lieutenant Barney in
structed his men at the heel to e\
ccute his next order l>> the rule of
contrary, as lie exp-■ -ed it .!us'
a* the ships . < re ab . :t to foul, th
quick-witted Auieric.m commandos
prl/e mounted twenty nine-poander%
or nearly twice the shot weight of tine
Hyder Ally. The Knglish crew num-
bered 130 men. of whom twenty wore
killed and thirty-three were wounded.
The Ilyder Ally had four killed and
eleven wounded out of a crew of 110.
••l.efc ('* Have Pwm."
Shortly after the death of General
Grant, a lady who had known him
personally happened to meet General
Dent, Mrs. Grant's brother, in a Wash-
ington street car. The conversation
naturally turned on General Grant,
and, referring to his remarkable sim-
plicity and directness, both in talk-
ing aud writing, she quoted tho line,
"Let us have peace."
General Dent said: "I was present
when he wrote that. 1 have to get
out here, but when I see you again I
will tell you about it."
General Dent did not, however, wait
to see her, but the next day sent the
following,written in pencil on a sheet
of note paper, which the recipieut
keeps as a treasured memory of Gen-
eral Grant. The following is a ver-
| bat mi copy:
IKT US IIAve PEACK.
I My recollection of its origin.
' General flawh\\ and the committer
j called atGeneral Grant's headquarters,
southwest corner of Seventeenth and
' F streets, b}' appointment made the
. day before, and were received by tho
] general surrounded by all his statT
then present ill Washington After
introduction of the committee to
General Grant by General Hawley, the
latter made tl.e announcement to Gen-
eral Grant of his nomination by the
convention for the office of president
of the United States. General Grant
in a conversational toue replied, ac-
cepting the nomination, and express-
ing his appreciation of the honor, and
then remarked that he would com-
municate his acceptance to the com-
mittee in writing After a pleasant,
half hour's chat General Hawley and
the committee departed. The next
morning, fearing that the committee
was being delayed, I asked tho gen-
eral if he had sent them the written
communication he had promised. Ha
replied no, but he would do it now.
Turning to his desk he wrote without
hesitation his letter (if acceptance.
All of his staff had in the meantime
come into the room. When he had
finished ho turned to me and re-
"I have used a word that doas not
give exactly m\ meaning," naming
the word. "I want a synonym."
1 gave one.
lie said: "That is the word I
want," marked out the word written
I and substituted the suggested tine,
and then read aloud to us all his let-
ter. General Rawlins took up the
letter from the desk and read it over
| to himself, apparently weighing
! every sent j nee. Then, handing it to
General Grant he said:
"Just the thing; put v fur name to
General Grant immediately wrote,
•'Let. us have peace.' and signed his
1 name U. S. Grant.
J It was sent at once to General Haw*
K 'I Dkn i Brev. Brig. Gen . I'.S. A
• •Old Iteiinesou."
The name of our colonel was Will-
iam H B nneson. Before leaving
Qui up) for the seat of war some of th i
boys were irreverent enough to speak
of him as "Old Be nneson "
This annoyed the colonel whenever
I he heard of it, as it was not only un-
dignified , but It was not applicable to
' him, as he was not a very oM man
When business commenced and orders
I from the commanding general came
1 wi*h tho usual mark of "O. B." on tho
envelope, the colonel one day noticed
1 he lett m s. and calling his- adjutant
inquired. George, have you noticed
these letters, 'O B.' on every order
that we get'.'" "Yes, sir," said tho
adjutant, "I have. ' VN ell, what does
"It means 'Official Business,"' re-
plied the adjutant. "George, kick m
tor a fool. said the colonel. "Wh
mf"'" inquired the adjutant. "Bless
me." replied the colonel, * if I didn't
think some of the boys were at their
old • apers and meant old Bennesou
An Incident of the Street.
l'he old soldier was feeling his way
ilong in fin ill-lighted, dangerous
, quarter of the city, when a footpad
stopped from the shadow of a tall
building and confronted him
throw tip your hinds' was th'
1. at's the best I can do,"Respond
.,1 the veteran, throwing up one; 1
•d in tin
aport your helm. Ho
tfl run aboard of us I?
putting the helm barr
helVnsman thr.- t
afoul of the Hyder All; s
"'Itis exposed the Kn
raking fire from the cm ti
broadside Lash in- t
gether, Lieutenant Bun
Sorry He Spoke. minutes poured in a
Mi (irumpps What diot.. ti .gs up,,,, tho helpb- s i,
they do print on the women's page of ing the hopelessness <>
paper' 4 • the Knglishman stirrend
talten into the navy
of General Wash
The footpo.d stopped she
down in hi- own pocket
Here," he said, sliovon
. r bil at the soldi I
from a bloke an hour ago,
otpad had di-appeared in the d
ne>- leaving the bill.
t and wen I
Mrs. Grumpps - Yes. I wish the;
• tor thirt
,1 MonU Sc.
•red, and \\ i
jnder the nam
n pit oi
it to be wo
rked out on
map, togo ii
the sol u ti<
ply a long
an inline i
veil or ill,
■ tor hhnie? •
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