The Prague Patriot. (Prague, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 4, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS
Published Every Thursday in the Interest
of Prague aud Vicinity.
W. S. 0VFRS1RI LT, Proprietor and
Subscription Pric® $I.OO
\ « nus way a perfect lady,
As regards the sh« p« ,
Done in poetry or marble —
That >ou can't escape!
Though thei e were suspicions out.
She could them afford to (lout,
Being, a* none couhJ doubt,
Such a perfect lady!
Advtrtlaing Raton Ma.le Known on Appl catloa
iu Femon or bj Letter.
About all there Is left for Lord
RoRebery Is to Kit on the fence and
throw stones at both parties as they
The Kochesler Globo prints this
scare headline: "Robbed in u hotel."
Such an obvious statement to put In
Mark Twain says he doesn't believe
in exercise. Evidently he has never
had to frame an excuse for belonging
to a golf club.
Mme. Calve says Milwaukee is a
bum town." We are sorry that Mil-
waukee's opinion of Calves voice is
unfit to print.
"Give your stomach a vacation."
says an advertisement. Lord, don't
we wish we could! When our stom-
ach goes, we go.
The height of the atmosphere is 109
miles, but there Is so little of it, fivo
or six miles up, as to take one's br«ath
and freeze one's ears.
The Chinese have a game called
"chefa," which is said to be very much
like policy, even to the detail that the
Chinese printers play it.
A Chicago woman refused to pay fur
a new coat because slio said it made
her look like a camel. Chicago wom-
en like to hump themselves.
Owin?: lo a sudden attack of influ-
enza, Mr. Telluin Whott has been
forced to defer writing his article on
"How to Avoid Catching Cold '
| Diana wan n modest maiden,
So <!<-( |iired ito y all;
But I think tto' lovely lady
t Had a lovely Kali!
OiaslriK "staus" was her employ,
Which is wioiik, unless the ho>
lias a million then It's joj
For it modest maiden.
Wry wise Indeed. Mlnervn,
Athens!' special love;
She who sprang full-armed (remember?!
lJYom the brow of Jove!
She n llgioiiHly eschowed
Tendency unto the nude, .
Kci t }>,T almoin afwavs glued
On her, wise Minerva!
- New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Autograph Fiend Not Modern.
A certain ntossa in early Roman
days seems to have been the mother
of autograph collectors. Cicero had
a collection, which must have been a
fine one, for he speaks of it, with par-
ticular pride. The fever, even in
those Tarback days was contagious.
| Pliny spenks of Pompelus Secundum.
I at whose house he had seen auto
I graphs of Cicero, Augustus, Virgil and
I the Gracchi, and his own collection
| was valued at ?15,000 of our money. !
Then came the inrush of barbarians, !
and we do not again meet with the
collector until the beginning of the
ltith century, when he reappears in
the person of a Bohemian squire, who ]
kept a book to record his exploits in
the chase, and enriched it with the
signatures of his great hunter friends
HOME OF 8IAMS ROYAL FAMILY
City In Which No Man but the King
Perhaps the queerest city hi the
world Ik that of Nang Harm, the hono
of the royal family of Sinra. This
eity's peculiarity lies In the fact that
it is composed of women and children
alone. It is in the center of Bangkok,
has high walls around it, and in its
population of 9,000 there is not a sin-
gle man, though the king occasionally
pays a visit. The name Nang Harm
means "veiled women." There are
shops, markets, temples, theaters,
streets and avenues, parks, lakes,
trees, and flower gardens; a hall of
justice, judges, executioner, police,
generals, and soldiers: all the posi-
tions, official and otherwise, being
filled by women. The only man in all
Siam who can enter this city is the
king. It Is the home of his family
and of the,family of the kins before
him. The ruler of Slam may have as
many wives as be pleases. Kach wife
has her own children and slaves—
therefore a small city is needed to pro
vide accommodation for them all.
The Four Bicyclists.
The circles in the illustration renre-
sent, four cinder paths. Four cyclists
started together from the center C at
noon for a run, each goiiiE round and
round his own circle. Atkins went at
It must not. be forgotten that Mme
Bernhardt presents a more conspicu-
ous mark for egg throwers now than
she did in her younger and leaner
A young woman in New York has
coyly owned to being 2,000 years old
This is a whole lot safer than mention
ing a limit that looks suspicious on
the face of it.
The Emperor of China is talking ol
going abroad. Perhaps the dowager
empress has been looking in his hand
and informing him that he is going
on a long journey.
The Chicago typewriter girl was has
just inherited a fortune of a million !
dollars will continue to work as a ste-
nographer, but hereafter she won't i
take much "sass" from the boss.
Mark Twain's moderation in making '
it his practice never lo smoke more
than one cigar at a time will be com-
mended by everybody, with the possi-
ble exception of the tobacco trust.
Misfortunes of Royal Johns.
John I. of Bohemia was blind; John
I . pope, was imprisoned by Alaric,
l\|ng of the Goths; and Pope John X
was driven from Home by Guy, duke
of Tuscany. John XI., pope, was sup-
posed to have been poisoned by his
brother, Alberic. who kept him a pris-
oner in the lateran. John XIV. also
died in prison from poison or strava-
tion. John XV. ascended the papal
throne after the murder of Boniface,
and was forced lo flee to Tuscany,
whore he died of fever. Nor was John
XVI. more fortunate, for he was
dhbbed the "anti-pope," and alter a
varied career, which lasted only 11
months, he was brutally tortured aud
then consigned lo a dungeon, whence
he never emerged alive.
I he rate of six miles an hour, Brown
at the rate of nine miles an hour.
Cook at twelve miles an hour, and
Hopper at fifteen miles an hour. Thev
agreed to ride until all should meet
together for the third time at the cen-
ter C. The distance round each circle
was a third of a mile. When did the'
finish their ride?
Voice of the Rhinoceros.
In the course of a year I saw more
than 600 rhinoceroses and the tracks
of thousands. The sight of these gi-
gantic beasts standing in the moon-
whine on the snowwhite steppes is still
| vivid in my memory. I have never en-
Thought Duck s Advent a Warning. : countered more than four at one time,
I he walking south through town of though I have seen as many as eight
a wild goose that had become ex- together.
ha listed in flight or wounded, says the j Their appearance when in a sitting
Miller correspondent St. Paul His- j posture is very like the stump of a
latch, recalls the Incident of a few tree. While resting the rhinoceros
very ofte.n resigns himself to his feath-
ered friends, who alight, upon his body
through a window in the old court (and serve the double purpose of free-
The River of Youth.
From all the golden hills of Dream.
Dew-cool and rainbow kissed.
It twines and curls, a silver stream,
Through valleys hung with mist.
Down past Enchanted Woods to where
Homance walks ever young.
Where Kings ride forth to take the air
On streets with velvet hung
Where Secret Stairways tempt the hold,
Where Pirate Caves abound.
And many a chest of Spanish gold
May solemnly be found.
Through magic years It twines and
And dreams come always true.
Then gleam by gleam, the light goes
Then darkened, grief !>y grief,
It *iKhs Into our Sea of Doubt,
And Manhood's Unbelief.
INDUSTRIAL ITEMS OF INTEREST
years ago when a wild duck in its
swift pilgrimage south at night flew
Capt. Bernier says he would not go
lo the North Pole in a balloon. The
Cap. has seen icebergs at close range
and has an inward presentiment that
they would not bo desirable things to
The dyspeptic who is ordered by
his physician to walk five miles a;
Jay, and who recovers his health by
"ollowing the advice, ought not to
complain because ho has to have soles I
put on Ills shoes.
It Is this way with the man at the
races: If his pony wins he will have
a pony of brandy after a good dinner, s
but If the lioi.-e lie hots on sails In
loser, then bo will have a schooner
with his sandwich.
[ house into a 'room where a party of
card players were enjoying them-
selves, leaving them in the dark, as
| the bird struck the lamp and put out
the light. One or two. of the party
would not play after that, believing
i lint the duck has been sent by the
Lord as a warning against card play-
Kittens Born While on Journey.
Joseph Kiine, a merchant of St.
Michaels, Md., while opening a box of
goods packed in excelsior, from New
York, discovered a handsome cat and
four pretty kittens, which were not yet
old enough to have iheir eyes open.
Mr. Kline says the box had probably
been packed a week, and it is also
probnble'the kittens were born during
the journey from New York.
Disrespectful Looks Costly.
It is not uncommon for a lawyer In
this country to lie fined for expressing
lis (iin'cnipt of court verbally, but
abroad barristers are held to a strict-
er accountability. During a recent 1
'.ise at Darmstadt one of the counsel i
was declared by the judge to have j
looked at him "in a manner highly
di- respectful." 1'or this offenst the
counsel was lined $10.
Bass Kills "Muskie"; Dies.
A i arty o: hunters on IMican lake.
When U. S. Grant Smith of Minne- , Wisconsin, found frozen in the ice a
sota became a grandfather a few dayf thlrty-flvi pound muskellung<' with a
ago it was clearly shown that peopli I Unci a ixl one-ha r pound white bass
who were boru during or immediately in its mouth. The bass had worked
after the civil war no longer have th« j its head through the gills of the mus
right to poar as "young folks." Uellunge, causing the death of both.
WORD FROM BRE'R WILLIAMS.
Don't let Joy fool you into bplipvin"
Trouble's gone forever, en quit dane*
in' 'fo' the fiddler passes roun' de hat.
"Dey ain't no use in sendin' tracts
ter de heathen, kaze w en de fire gits
too hot for 'um dey 11 make tracks
Don't be always axln' iV" I.awd twr
give you wisdom, but rise uj> en see
#f you can't git some on vo' own ac-
Proud of Singing Hen.
John F. Andrews of Burlington, Vt..
owns a remarkable hen. When taken j
in tine's lap and given a command the j
lien will sing for several minutes. The i
noise uttered by the hen is said to be
nearly ns melodious ns tile efforts ot j
General Matters Affecting the Wel-
fare of the Workers.
The convention of the Shipwrights,
Joiners and Caulkers' International
union has approved the eight hour
strike in Chicago that started in No-
vember, 1904, and pledged its sup-
port to the old ship builders w ho have
been keeping up the fight.
The agreement between the Broth-
erhood of Operative Potters and the
manufacturers, drawn up at the con-
vention in Buffalo last July, nas been
accepted by the latter and will be
signed in a few days. The new wage
scale and agreement will run for two
In contradiction to the plan adopted
by some of the corporations that a
man is unfit for work after he has ar-
rived at the age of forty-five comes
the plea of a national banker for the
establishment of old age tensions,
and he urges that the president and
Congress investigate '.he matter.
James O'Connell, international
president of tile machinists' union,
has ordered all members joining the
Industrial Workers of the World sus-
pended. President C. P. Shea of the
International Brotherhood of Team-
sters has given warning against a
form of life insurance for teamsters
that is being exploited.
As the winter approaches mechanics
and laborers usually flock toward the
Pacific coast, and the labor organiza-
tions of that section of the country
are sending out notices warning the
workers that California is overrun
with unemployed men and that hard-
ship will stare in the face those who
come to the coast without means.
The weavers in four mills in Gera,
Germany, having refused to withdraw
notice of intention to strike, the As-
sociation of Mill Owners declared a
general shut-down of their factories
Oct. 15. This action has thrown 20,-
000 persons out of employment, and it
is expected to lead to lock-outs in a
number of other Thuringian and Sax-
The first payments in New Zealand
under the provisions of the old age
pension amendment act of 1905 have
been made, and pensioners hitherto
entitled to receive $1.80 per week
receive $2.50 per week, or about $11
per month. Under the provisions of
the act a couple who come within
prescribed conditions of the act now
receive $5 per week.
A rebellion which has started
among the members of the Journey-
men Bricklayers and Masons Interna-
tional Union threatens to tie up build-
I ing operations in many large cities.
I The bricklayers' unions in all parts
| of the country are preparing to striko
I against the employment of members
I of the unions which have rebelled
! against the international union.
I.abor unions, while haying no in-
tention to take steps in opposition to
the idea, are not in sym; lthy with
the establishment of trade schools.
The argument against the school is
(hat a journeyman mechanic should
learn his trad in a shop und •" a prac-
tical instructor and that graduates
from trade schools are often s) i cial-
isls rather than practical craftsmen.
Tiie state of Missouri enacted an
eight-hour law in 1901, and a Mr. Har-
ry J. Cantwel! of St. Louis, who is
interested in lead mines, violated the
law in his mines for the purpose of
bringing a test case. The circuit
court and the supreme court of Mis-
souri upheld the law. It was brought
before the United States supreme
court on the plea that it violated the
federal constitution, but the court,
through Chief Justice Fuller, has rcn-
A few days ago Nathaniel Milliken i dered a decision that the law is con-
:)f Buxton Lower Corner, Me., who Is etltutional
in his 97th year, rode to Sato in an | Advices from San Francisco contain
his skin from parasites and giving
| warning of danger. It is a case of
! partnership between an animal with a
! keen sense of smell and birds with
The horns of the African rhinoceros
sometimes attain a length of nearly
fivo feet, and when he lifts up his
voice the whole world seems to trem
bio. The sound is so tremendous that
the effect is startling in the extreme.
—C. B. Schilling in the World's Work.
First Sewing Machine.
The sewing machine was invented
In 1790 by Thomas Saint. It was of
the chain stitch type, working with
the single thread, and was specially
designed for sewing leather.
Long Drive of Aged Man.
pen buggy, a distance of eight miles,
| to pay a nonresident lax bill amount
Disturbed Sleeping Hog. inK t() 54 cenU
While out driving through Jackson !
avci,,i«\ Wlnchendon, Tuesday even
Ing, Fred B. Peck's horse woke up a
hog sleeping in the middle of the road
by stepping on the animal's e r.—Bos
Fine Collection of Mirrors.
Mrs. Lydia Adams of Kingston,
Mass., indulges in a novel fad. For
the past three years she lias made a
collection of 100 mirrors, some of
which are 200 years old.
the announcement that the Citizens'
alliance law department has abandon- i
ed the injunction proceedings against j
the printers and pressmen. The suit
of the Deltner-Wilson press was drop-
ped when the firm decided to unionize,
and last week the cases were dismiss-
ed in which the Commercial Publish-
ing company and Payot, Cyham & C«
were named as plaintiffs at the in-
stance of the Citizens' alliance attor-
neys. The union printers gained a
"There will be no reduction of
wages of the coal miners of the
United States so long as I am presi-
dent of the United Mine Workers of
America; there will be no lengthening
of hours or the enforcement of more
onerous conditions. The eight hour-
day has come to stay. Where it has
been adopted it will remain, and where
it has not been accepted there will
be no lasting peace until the coal
operators grant it." This is the dec-
laration of John Mitchell of the
United Mine Workers of America.
Which was the first labor nnion or-
ganized In the United States? The
statement is made in a number of ex
changes that the first national trade
union was that of the journeymen
printers, which was formed in 1850.
Although the printers are given credit
for having organized the first national
union, the tailors are said to have
formed the first local union in 1803.
The first local printers' union came in
1S31. The real beginning of the labor
movement in this country was an in
dust rial congress, which was held in
D. W. Roderick, organizer of the In-
ternational Association of Machinists,
is a native of Springfield, III., where
he served his apprenticeship to the
machinist trade. He lias had a varied
experience both as a workman and
an employer of labor. From his boy -
hood he has been connected with
labor unions, joining the old Knight a
of Labor in 1879. He was working in
Chicago when the machinists went 011
strike in 1900, and was called on by
his associates to lead them in that;
struggle, which ended in a vicfory for
By means of a French engineer's
invention the manufacture of sheets
of glass by machinery, ready for use
within half an hour of the incandes-
cent state of the material, is -endered
possible. The Fourcault machine can
turn out continuously sheets of glass
thirty-nine and one-half inches wide,
of any desired length and of a uniform
thickness, varying from one-sixteenth
of an inch to five-sixteenths of an
inch. This glass can be obtained as
rough glass for making extra thin
glass, as horticultural glass and win
The agreement of the Delivery
Drivers' union of Kewanee, 111., has
been indorsed by the Retail Mer-
chants' association of that city, and
all its members have signed for one
year. All other stores in the city,
with the exception of four or five,
have signed, and the committee ex
pects to have the signature of every
store before the year is out. The
hours for taking orders under flu
agreement are as follows From Oct
15 to May 1, up to 5 p. m.; from May
1 to Oct. 15, up to 5:30 p. in.; Satur-
days up to 6.
The secretary of the United Mine
Workers asserts that organization
shows the largest number of members
in its history. It now stands 100,000
ahead of any labor body in th- coun
try in point of membership and is the
largest in the world despi* ;ts fight
with the Western Federation of Min-
ers. The paid up memberships num-
ber 298,379, besides 30,000 which an
exempt from paying dues owing to'
strikes or slack work, This would
make the total 328,379. The next
body in order of membership is the
United Brotherhood of Ca/penters
and Joiners, with 191.000 names.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Kn-
j gineers in secret session in Cleveland
i recently, considered plans for reduc-
ing the hours of labor for members
j of the order. The sentiment prevail
I ud that the hours of locamotjve engiu
(<ts are, at times, unreaso'it'ily long,
and that there should bo s^oli an ad-
justment. of time limitations as would
relieve the engineers of long strains
at their posts of duty. It is probable
at the biennial convention to he held
at Memphis next May steps will be
taken to Inaugurate a campaign of
legislation providing for better hours
The Brotherhood of Railway Train
men is going to build an international
home, and $75,000 has been set aside
to start with. The business organiza-
tions of Colorado Springs recently
hi Id a meeting and decided to makt,
an offer to the trainmen of a tract ol
land and such other Inducements as
will practically Insure the location ol
the Institution in that city. In this
connection It may be of Interest to
kno v that the Brotherhood of ILiilway
Trainmen has been in existence
twenty-three years, that It lias 728
lodges, with 78,000 members, $1,560,-
000 in its treasury, pays out $140,000
every thirty days in claims, has over
$87,000,000 Insurance in force, and has
paid out $11,512,630.13 in benefits.
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