The Prague Patriot. (Prague, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 25, 1905 Page: 4 of 8
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Published Every Thursday in the Interest
of Ffagi* led Vicinity.
1 Jules Verne'i Diffidence
Jules Verne did not write his mem-
oir* wd disliked having his personal-
I ity brought forward in the newspa-
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS pers. When his son was asked the
! other day by a visitor from Paris
whether a monument would be erected
tn the novelist he replied, with a
smile: "Now that he's dead, very like-
ly, as he cannot prevent it or be an-
noyed by it."
W. S. OVERSTREET, Proprietor and
Subscription Price $I.OO
Advertizing Rate* Mwl« Known on Appl catloa
is Person or by Letter.
M. Santos-Dumont is not supersti-
tious. He is at vork now on airship
Water is 4 cents a gallon in Pana-
ma. The Americans there will soon
nave It cornered.
A marked decrease in the consump-
tion of beer is noted in Great Britain.
Merely changing their tipple?
The boarder who blew up a board-
ing house at I.uzerne, Pa., meant to
try the dynamite on the beefsteak.
Ice cream is said to be a cure for
hiccoughs. Don't have hiccoughs
when you're walking with your best
Opening of the Uintah Indian
The Uintah Indian Reservation In
Utah, containing 2,425,000 acres o!
j arable land, to be opened up for set-
tlement on September 1, 1905, is des-
cribed in a pamphlet just issued by
the passenger department of the Den-
ver & Rio Grande Railroad company.
A valuable map, showing the country
to be opened up and the various
j routes by which it can be reached, Is
: published for the first time in this
! pamphlet, which may be obtained by
addressing General Passenger Agent
S. K. Hooper at Denver.
Salute Caused a Fire
When the Italian cruiser Umbrla en-
j tered the harbor of San Jose de Guata-
mala the other day she fired a salute.
A burning wad from one of the guns
dropped on the roof of the government
building find set fire to it. The cre\r
was ordered ashore and assisted in a
hard fight, which resulted in savin?
most of the building.
The puzzle Is why we work when
100 to 1 shots win, and bookmakers
are willing to have their money taken
A California woman committed sui-
cide because she was fat. She has
discovered the only certain cure for
The inventor of the rubber collar
must have reasoned that a great many
necks were waiting for something of
A statistician figures that artists
"present" 11,500,000 worth of work to
the world annually. We should have
A New York woman complains be-
cause her husband offered to sell her
for five cents. He might at least have
made it thirty.
Private Car Lines.
The railroads seem very willing te
have the private car lines brought
under the Jurisdiction of the Inter-
state Commerce Commission. A rail-
road president is authority for the
statement that lines are paid mileage,
without discrimination, and the ques-
tion of excessive charges is a matter
for the shipper to settle with the car
lines, so long as there is no law to
govern their rates. Car mileage pay-
ing has been decided to be as legal as
ihe payment of rental for property.
Sixty Years in Priesthood
Archbishop John J. Williams, head
of the Roman Catholic province of
New England, reached the age of 83
last week and was the recipient of in-
numerable birthday remernberances.
Early next month the archbishop will
have completed sixty years in the
priesthood. His health is good and
his general appearance almost the
same as it was twenty years ago.
Scientists say the human beln& is
losing the sense of smell. Luther Bur-
bank wastes effort in giving scents to
Georgia is said to have planted the
largest peanut crop in her history.
This ought to be a good year for the
circus and baseball.
In a Pinch, U«e ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE.
A powder. It cures painful, smarting, nerv-
ous feet and ingrowing nails. It's the
greatest comfort discovery of the age.
Makes new shoes easy. A certain cure for
sweating feet. Sold by all druggists, 25c.
Trial package FREE. Address A. S.
Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
The failures of this world are the
truest tokens of the next.—Florida
London statistics show that wealth
prolongs life. "The good die young,"
'he poet assures us. Would you rath-
er be rich or die young?
Too many women look upon a mar-
riage certificate as a license to oper-
ate a hold-up game.
Charles M. Schwab has paid $150,.
000 for a sliver and gold dinner set.
He must have unloaded some of his
steel stock at the top notch.
Dr. Gladden declares that Adam
could not have become a millionaire.
We must therefore conclude that
Adam lacked executive ability.
ITCHING SCALP HUMOR.
Lady Suffered Tortures Until Cured
by Cutlcura—Scratched Day
Another Pittsburg heiress is to mar-
ry an English "nobleman." Life would
he a rather tough proposition for the
nobility if Pittsburg were not on the i
The fat man who tried to commit sul- j
clde by drowning and found that his fat
kept him afloat probably hoped that I
water would cajse his too solid flesh i
"My scalp was covered with little
pimples and I suffered tortures from
the itching. I was scratching all day
and night, and I could get no rest. 1
washed my head with hot water and
Cutlcura Soap and then applied the
Cuticura Ointment as a dressing. One
box of the Ointment and one cake ol
Cuticura Soap cured me. Now my
head is entirely clear and my hair is
growing splendidly. I have used Cu-
ticura Soap ever since, and shall nev-
er be without it. (Signed) Ada C.
SnSith, 309 Grand St., Jersey City,
Klngdon Gould was badly injured In
a polo game a few days ago. One ol
the nicest things about polo Is the fact
that only people who play are ever
hurt by it.
Women's trailing skirts spread tu-
berculosis germs. New York physi-
cians say so, and that settles it.
Blame bound to get around to Eve
in the end.
Consul Uchlda says that there are
no old maids in Japan. The formula,
whatever it Is, ought to be added to
Japan's exports. New England would
place a large order.
A mas nan mpmic hlmss'.f for a
blusdar without reining t-o think he
was to blaraa.
The woman who sha can lore
only onr«> knows when It Is proper to
change her opinion.
There may be plenty of room at the
top, but the climbing is not what it
is cracked up to be.
Wealth may not bring happiness,
but most of us think we could get
next to it *f we had the money.
The man who talks as If he had his
mouth full of hot mush Is never able
to make a stirring speech.
C8E THE FAMOrH
Red Cross Hull Blue. Large 2-07.,
cents. The Huss Company. South bend, Ind.
Many a man, after laying down the
law to his wife, Is compelled to pick
When peuches get cheaper Is that a
There is no hope for a man who
wastes his time arguing with women
Some woman carry on a flirtation
tuBt to show they are worthy of at-
Men are polite or rude according to
the standing at the Individual they nrs
People who "get in on the ground
floor" are apt to slam the door behind
He who has never traveled has
read but one chapter in the book of
A wise man has the money
needs, a fool never has enough.
If we could see into the future
blindness would soon be considered a
As a General Rule.
When a farm Is getting seedy and the
place is running down.
When the fields art- bare and weedy and
the paint is turning brown,
'.Tisn't hard the cause to tell, oh! for as
sure as you are born
It's the work (if Just one fellow and his
name Is tfarleycorn.
When a store Is losing custom and the
goods are getting stale,
When the owners never dust 'era, but
Just tell a doleful tale
And ahout the hard times bellow, they
will realize some morn
That t.'.ey've hired a worthless fellow,
one whose name is Barleycorn.
When man gets frayed and rusty and
no longer cares to work,
\Vhen his clothes are soiled and musty
and he's satisfied to shirk,
When he claims the world is yellow and
his lite Is ali forlorn.
He Is traveling with a fellow who is
known as Barleycorn.
Tb« best temperance work, perhaps,
in the United States, is the present
3.vstem of progressive compulsory
study of temperance physiology grad-
ed to the comprehension of pupils in
all the public schools. Other nations,
sec-ing the effect of this study upon
the productive efficiency and progress
ol our people, arc seeking to produce
the si«i' in their own countries. Prof.
Justtx Gaule of Zurich, Switzerland,
in a recontly published article entitled,
"Muscles or Nerves." says:
"It Is characteristic of the American
workman that he has become a nerve-
man, . . „ America pays her work-
men more because, as nerve-men, they
give back more, in a rivalry between
the old and new world on the basis
of present ability to produce, the old
world would have to go under. How
shall this danger be averted? First
of all, by combating that which makes
ihe nervous system incapable of fur-
ther development, alcoholism. The al-
cohol-free atmosphere of America Is a
result of the atmosphere in the pub-
lic schools concerning the influence of
"The Americans, by this instruction
concerning alcohol, have done their
country a greater service than they
think. Such instruction cannot be im-
parted without a foundation in physi-
ology, giving the idea that human life
is based on definite laws. The transi-
tion from muscle-man to nerve-man
begins with this '.istruction in earliest
years. In order to accomplish this
transition, we in Europe must broad-
en the instruction in our common
schools by intelligent study concern-
ing the powers of the human organ-
Ism, and the dangers which threaten
It from alcohol."
A royal committee on physical de-
terioration in England recently re-
ported that "more may be done to
check the degeneration resulting from
drink by bringing home to men and
women the fatal effects of alcohol on
physical efficiency than by expatiating
on the moral wickedness of drinking."
In harmony with this belief upwards
of 15,000 physicians, practically the
entire medical profession of England,
Scotland, Ireland and Wales, have
signed a petition for the compulsory
study of hygiene and temperance, like
that required in America, in all the
i chools of the United Kingdom. A syl-
labus of graded topics and methods of
Instruction upon these subjects have
been sent to every local school board.
All the universities have also become
interested in the work.
This class of scientific temperance
work, which is being copied and prac-
ticed so extensively abroad, is based
upon the scheme originally prepared
by Mrs. Mary H. Hunt for use in
American schools, and the temper-
ance workers on this side of the At-
lantic, who have been associated with
its successful operation, should feel
proud that their labors have been so
widely recognized and commended.
Temperance work among the young
in the public schools may solve the
drink problem quicker than any other
Drink and Its Dangers.
An important conference of the
medical profession in London was re-
cently called to discuss the subject of
the teaching of hygiene and temper-
ance. The meeting was held in the
Examination hall, Victoria Embank-
ment, and was presided over by Sir
Sir Victor Horsley expressed grati-
fication that the action taken by the
medical profession in this matter was
meeting with continued success. It
was clear from the replies received
from educational authorities through-
out the kingdom that the movement
was widely appreciated. The matter
had been the subject of much hostile
criticism, but he had lately received
a letter from the board of education in
which they conceded really all that
was asked for. It was the object of
the movement to secure that the sub-
jects of bodily health and vigor and
of healthy homes should receive at
least as much attention as geography
Dr. Robert Jones, chief medical of-
Iccr of the London county asylum at
Claybury, discussed the report of the
Inter-Departmental Committee on
Physical Deterioration, a volume
which he Faid contained profound so-
ciological information which could not
be found in all the encyclopaedias in
Europe. Much weighty evidence •.vas
laid before this committee of the inti-
mate relationship between ignorance
of the laws of health and the use of
alcohol. It was a significant fact that
this relationship was so repeatedly
emphasized. People who had not
enough food turned to drink to satisfy
their craving—the poor often drank to
get the effects of a good meal. They
mistook the feeling of stimulation af-
ter alcohol for the feeling of nutri-
tion. The association between alco-
holic intemperance and tuberculosis
was fully indorsed in the report, and
the committee further reported that
they were "convinced that the abuse
of alcoholic stimulants is a most po-
tent and deadly agent of physical de-
Always a Peril.
We are .sometimes told that it is
only drinking to excess that can do
any damage to the human constitution
and that moderate drinking—that is,
the drinking of a physiological quan-
tity of alcohol—can do no harm at all.
It is a somewhat curious fact that, al-
though this physiological limit is ex-
ceedingly low, there still remains
great diversity of opinion amongst,
medical observers as to the exact
quantity that may be taken with im-
punity, or may be utilized by the body.
Some authorities give one and one-
half ounces per diem of absolute al-
cohol freely diluted as the maximum
amount which may safely be taken;
others place the physiological limit at
one ounce, whilst others again place
it at half this quantity. One thing
we may notice, and that is that the
dose is gradually diminishing in quan-
tity; and where doctors differ we are
certainly justified in taking the small-
est quantity as the one beyond which
it is unsafe for people to go, whilst
we are assured that even this modi-
cum in specially susceptible individu-
als may be avoided with advantage.
May we not, as individuals endowed
with a certain amount of of common
sense, ask ourselves, Is the game
worth the candle? Whenever alcohol
is used it appears to compel us to use
up some reserve or other, to draw on
our margin of health, an^l on the store
of energy laid up in the various or
gans of the body. We may be able to
meet the drafts so made for a long
time, and in healthy individuals and
under ordinary circumstances the bal
ance of the bank of health and
strength is not completely depleted;
but in disease and under extra exer-
tion there may come a time, and this
frequently happens, when, if the bal-
ance has been drawn on at all freely,
it is insufficient to meet the extra de
mands, and the patient succumbs be-
cause his reserve, already too low, is
not equal to such demands made upon
it.—Dr. German Sims Wooufcead.
Good Sense of North Dakota.
North Dakota has a law forbidding
absolutely the sale of liquor, which il
is asserted is working great benefit to
the community at large. Some of its
results are described as follows in the
It has demonstrated the unbelieved
fEct that the revenue derived from
the saloon is inadequate to protect
society against the crimes and crimi-
nals this incubator of vice breeds.
It gives us better men for office,
purges politics of the saloon element,
and strips the ward boss of dangerous
It has abandoned the best business
locations to legitimate traffic, and re-
duced rents to the range of lawful
It tones up the general morals of
the community by removing from the
fight of boys and girls the old fam-
iliar scenes of staggering men, con-
gregated gamblers and pimps, and has
expunged the former rendezvous of
foul and licentious men, and leaves
a comparatively clean street for the
travel of men and women.
It has changed the public sentiment
from high license to no license.
It has given the rising generation
less temptation and less familiarity
with varied forms of vice, and as a
result the next crop of drunkards will
be smaller and of a meaner breed.
A Fearful Waste.
Here is a startling item of informa-
tion concerning a part of the ruin
wrought by the liquor traffic in the
United States. It is from the Moun-
tain State Patriot:
"Eighty-three million, three hundred
and fifty thousand bushels of grain
last year went into the manufacture
of drink. If converted into bread that
amount would have supplied every
family . In the United States with 365
loaves—one for each day in the year.
Not much of an issue, is it?"
J. Hill, of Con-
N. C., Justice of
proved a very
dy in my case.
I used them for
neys and back-
which I had ex-
great deal of
pain. The kidney secretions were
very irregular, dark colored and full
of sediment. The Pills cleared it all
up and I have not had an ache in my
back since taking the last dose. My
health generally is improved a great
FOSTER-MILBURN CO., Buffalo, N.
Y. For sale by all dealers, price 50
cents per box.
HOOPSKIRTS ARE BEING WORN
A Chicago Dressmaker Says the In-
verted Balloon Is in Style
Hoopskirts have again made theif
appearance in Chicago. The latest
i coming out of the ante-bellum article
| was at the weekly meeting of the
| Chicago Dressmakers' club at tha
j Stratford hotel recently. Mme. M. J.
j Mosac, president of the club, had a
■ spiral design of hoopskirt which was-
1 demonstrated on the form of Miss
Anna Schubert, a model.
"I will show that this hoopskirt te
not the old 'Johnnie Comes Marching
Home' sort, but, of course, we can't
say how far it will develop," said
Mme. Mosac, as she led Miss Anna to
a chair and seated her with comfort,
her skirts still on the floor in front.
"The old sort, you know, used to fly
up in front, but that was before dress-
making got to be an art as it is to-
The dressmakers say that within a
short time the hoopskirt will be the
rage in Chicago.
A plain person doesn't seem so If
he salts your fancy-
When his goods are his chief good
a man is likely to find little lasting
Were Good for Both.
Paulding, Miss., May 15th.—(Spe-
cial)—In this neighborhood men and
women alike are telling of the great
benefit they have received from the
use of Dodd's Kidney Pills and it fre-
quently happens they are the means
of curing members of both sexes in
the same family. Take the case of
Mr. and Mrs. F. Erby. The latter
voices the sentiment of both when
"My lips cannot express too much
praise for Dod("s Kidney Pills. I suf-
fered with F-ackache and Female
weakness for xour or five years and !
feci that I have been wonderfully
helped by Dodd's Kidney Pills. My
husband, too, was a sufferer for fiva
years from a weak bladder and they
also cured him."
Dodd's Kidney Pills make healthy
kidneys. Healthy kidneys mean pure
blood and good health all over the
body. No woman with healthy kid-
neys ever had female weakness.
Repose and cheerfulness are the
badge of the gentleman—repose is en-
ergy. The Greek battle pieces are
calm the heroes, in whatever violent
actions engaged, retain a serene as-
"Makes It Go 'Way."
"We simply can't do without it
We are not going to try. When
Bobby stubs or cuts his toe, it's "Ma,
where's the Lightning Oil?" When
Lizzie burn her hand or arm, it's
"Where's the Lightning Oil?" When
little Dick's been playing with a bum-
ble bee, it's, "Where's the Lightning
Oil?" The echo of all our afflictions
Is, "Where's the Lightning Oil?" It's
the balm that makes the pain go way.
Cutting a 300-Carat Diamond
It is estimated by experts that the
great Cullinan diamond (3,025 carats),
found last January in the Transvaal,
and now In London, will be cut down
to a very deep brilliant of about 1,200
carats, remarkably free from flaws
and of a high quality of purity and
The chips will vary In size from
twenty carats downward. The cut-
ting will cost at least $150,000, and
the value of the stone is now given
as five million dollars.
To the housewife who has not yet
become acquainted with the new things
of everyday use In the market and
who 19 reasonably satisfied with the
old. we would suggest that a trial of
Defiance Cold Water Starch be made
at once. Not alone because it 1b guar-
anteed by the manufacturers to be su-
perior to any other brand, but becaus*
each 10c package contains 16 ozs.,
while all the other kinds contain but
12 ozs. It Is safe to say that the lady
who once uses Defiance Starch will use
no other. Quality and quantity must
A man can give himself away with-
out meaning to be generous.
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