The Territorial Topic. (Norman, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, June 28, 1895 Page: 4 of 4
MINER-S SUPe* TITION«.
One of Them 11 an To '<> With RtrlkM DU-
coverset on t Friday.
SuperititionK of miners are among
the curiositios of mental phenomena
which arc past finding out, as witness
u scrap of conversation in Creede tamp
une evening recently:
"lJallo, Dave! That strike at the
'DugOut' is a big thing. Just bin up
"No good, Charley. It hoodoed it-
self," was the reply.
"In what style?"
"It were a Friday job. Pay dirt on
Friday are a devil's gift."
"Onless there's a heap of it. ^ hen
"The more there is. the worse for
the finders," objected Dave. "It cusses
'em all the more. Over on Crip [the
•short name for Cripple creekj a fat
streak was struck in the Davis mine
one Friday morning. None of the boys
thought what day it was. they were so
tickled, but after doing :i little work to
find out if it was the real cream, they
all got blind drunk and kept tanked
up full for a week. .lust a week, and
it was Friday when they got back to
work, you see."
•'Ha«l anybody stolen the mine?"
"Not yet. It were all there, and as
they went further in it got better'n
■better. In ten weeks they took off
fortj'-six wagon loads to the mills, and
it giu 'em back silver worth ninety-
fine thousand dollars. The owners
Mowed they could taJ'e it to Denver
Hietter'n to send it by express, and they
hired a car over to the Springs and iiad
the pure stuff loaded in. Then they
stayed there till two in the morning to
puard it. Jest then along came a lot
of 'agents' with, mules and carts and
carried off about half the bars, and
left the three fellers tied and gagged,
locked in the car."
"You don't say that 'agents' carried
off a ton 'n a half of silver?"
"Certain and sure. You see, part of
•em was galoots from the mill and
knew all about how things was fixed,
and I heern part was from the sheriff s
office to keep order and see there was a
fair divide. Most anybody could be a
agent in them times."
"Yes, and that hold-up was a Friday
piorning. They got to Denver with
the other half of the stuff, got a re-
ceipt for it and sold her at a big shave.
I reckon they got pretty nigh 830,000,
jbut it didn't do 'etn no good. They
had worked hard and kep' sober a good
while, and wanted a little blow-out.
They started in by getting too drunk
for any use, and that made 'em too
rich for any sense, so they began to
A MORMON LESSON.
Tho Industrial System
Was Founded by a Genius.
The Corner Stone of Urltflmm Voting
HtHt« Wn In«lu trl*lU«n — What
lie lilil with the Problem
On the 14th of July, 1847, President
Young and his fellow-pioneers passed
through the picturesque outlet of Emi-
gration canyon into the valley of the
llreat Halt lake. Utah was then Mexi-
can soil, and the leader believed he
could found whatever character of in-
stitutions should suit him and his peo-
ple. In the bitter anti-Mormon cru-
sades of the past it has been alleged
that "Brigham Ywung had chains on
men's souls." There is no doubt, writes
William E. Sinytho in Century, that
religious superstition, rendered effect-
ive by the marvelous machinery of the
church, was partly the source of the
leader's irresistible power with his own
people; but back of the religious su-
perstition and the church organization
stood the brain of a great und master-
ful man. He knew that his power, to
be enduring, must rest upon something
urtner in ii .. , material and tangible; and this some-
ten weeks they took off i thing he discerned to be the prosperity
' of the people themselves.
Brigham Young was an organizer
of prosperity. This was the real source
of his strength. He did not aim at
mere temporary prosperity. On
the contrary, he fought everything
that tended to that end, going to the
length of actually forbidding tho open-
ing of the rich mines in the mountains
near at hand, because he abhorred tho
spirit of speculation, lie chose for tho
corner stone of his state the principle of
industrialism; and that principle lies
there yet, ut the base of a noble edifice
of economic fact, reared by human
toil, and held firmly in place by tho
average prosperity of ail who had part
in its building. If the great architect,
and the superintendents and foremen
who surrounded him, enjoyed a larger
share of the profits than the workmen,
it is also true that the humblest hewer of
stone and carrier of mortar was paid in
proportion to the importance of his
labors. And what fair mind can object
to an industrial system that yields
So far as can be learned, Brigham
Young had no previous knowledge of
irrigation when he entered Salt Lake
valley. He quickly realized that ho
had come to an arid country which
would he hopeless for agriculture un-
less artificially watered. With mar-
speckclateln the faro and monte busi- , velous perception he saw that irriga-
ness, and in two weeks they were tion was not a drawback, but an advan-
cleaned out. One sobered up afore the tage of the most important sort. He re-
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25th. R- J- Morgan, Agent.
alized that it meant freedom alike from
the dangers of the drought and of the
ilood. He discovered that, having
rich soil and ample sunshine, and add- j Norman, June 28ih and 29th.
ing moisture by the construction of teresting program is beinfc arranged,
ditches, it was actually an improve- j Tiie Executive Committee of the
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the "rain" either on or off with equal > expected to be present to inspire
ditions the basis of the most certain . fcvery school in the county is expected
worldly prosperity and the most scieu-! to send fit least tfto delegates, lhe
others, and he had about one hundred
dollars left, and thev got back to the
'Davis1 one Friday night looking1 like
three old bums."
"But there was pood stuff left there
"Oh, plenty. It were tfood for bip
money, but the boys was in debt con-
siderable, and so they had to mortgage
her. Some fellow there was always
looking* for a chance like that. '1 hey
paid their little debts and worked hard
for a week. Then they had a fight
among theirselres, and two knocked
off work and got drunk. T'other stuck
to biz. a few days and then he got
drunk. Pretty soon things got so bad
nobody'd trust 'em, and when the
mortgage come due the Davis was sold
meas'ly cheap. Some speculators got
her, and they took out pretty nigh on-
to six million dollars before she gin
"Well, I don't want no Friday iL
"Nor I too."—Cincinnati Enquirer,
Why !!«• Left.
"You began practice in Arkansas,
did you not. Doctor?"
"Yes," replied the physician. "I did.
] would have gotten along all right if
it had not been for 1113' diploma. It oc-
curred to one of the natives to ask
what it was. 'My diploma. I answer- Bt.irte(jR weeks of uninterrupted sun-
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"You don't mean to tell me said the 6unslline at the wrong time dries up
©Id man. "that you had ter go to • • -
school to larn your trade, do ye?"
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It remained for a later genius to re-
murk: "Irrigation is not a substitute
for rain. Rain is a substitute for irrig-
ation—and a mighty poor one." But if
the Mormon leader did not say
so, he evidently felt it. He perceived,
furthermore, that irrigation was much
more than an insurance policy upon
the crops. It brought all the processes
of agriculture within the realm of
known facts, and that is science. It
even rendered possible the control of
the size of vegetables, and this became
important many years afterward, when
the Mormon people added a great
sugar factory to their industrial sys-
tem; for it is Important to grow sugar
beets of about a standard size to get
the best results. Moisture is required
to give the t>cet a vigorous growth at
the beginning; but when it is well
■'Certainly," said I.
"That is enough fer me," said the
old man, "any feller that hain't got no
more natural sense that he has to go
to school to larn to be a doctor, an'
him a grown man, ain't no man fer
me," and he jammed his hands into his
pockets and walked out. I stayed six
■weeks more and gave it up.—Indian-
Hli First Imprewion.
"Uncle Ueorge," said the little boy
the crop, while much moisture at the
wrong time produces a beet pleasing
to look upon, but unprofitable at the
llrighara Young also realized, almost
at the first, that the necessity of care-
ful irrigation largely increased the labor
upon an acre of land; but he found that
this labor was generously rewarded by
the increased yield both in quantity
| and quality. And from this fact he
I drew tlio most important principle of
his commonwealth, which was the divi-
sion of land into small holdings. Close-
from the country, "are these the build- ly related to this is the other twin fac-
ings they call sky scrapers?" j tor in Mormon prosperity—the diversi-
"Thev are, Tommy," answered his (ication of farm products to the last
city uncle. i degree.
Tommy took a comprehensive look j Natural conditions, even where there
overhead. ! Is tho most abundant and well-distrib-
"The sky docs need scrapin' here I utcd rainfall, are often favorable to
pretty bad, don't it, Uncle George?" he , tho production of ouly a few crops,
j-ejoined.—Chicago Tribune. I But the Mormons realized that the
skillful application of water just where
ill. Natural Ml.take. and wherl needed, and in just the right
"Yes," the literary boarder was say- 1 quantity, and by the very best method,
ing as the Cheerful Idiot entered tho rcndcred possible the widest variety of
dining room, "it had a remarkable dra- j frnnSi vegetables and cereals suited to
Biatic flavor." ^jl0 temperate zone. Thus lirighara
"What had?" asked the Cheerful j young taught the people that no man
1 should own more land than he could
"A novel I was reading last night."
"Oh! 1 thought you were perhaps
speaking of the omelet."—Indianapolis
He Would Suit.
"Can you cook, knit and do plain
*e\vintf, dear?" said the Emancipated
"Yountf Woman to the lovely youngr nian
upon whom she had been bestowing
"Yes,'' was the thnid reply.
"Then be mine!" exclaimed the im-
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A t me of Necessity.
Tutter—I>id you know that Miss
Grostfrain was eng-aped to an amateur
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Tutter—Not at all. She pronr>ecl to
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and his family's labor, and that no man
should go to a store for any article of
food or clothing that could be profit-
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