The Prague Patriot. (Prague, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 1, 1905 Page: 4 of 8
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THE MODERN FArtMER.
How He Lives, as Compared With
Fifty Years Ago.
he farming life of
today, as con-
trasted with that
of flftl' years ago,
VEHkHv Is a paradise of
comfort and con-
remote from mar-
ket and devoid of
advantages that a
half cycle of time
has made possible,
would scarcely ap-
peal to the pres-
ent day farmer.
century soil tiller has practically all
the modern comforts. His mall Is de-
livered dally. He has telephonic con-
nection with the buying and selling
"world, affording the best opportunities
for marketing to advantage. His
home is of recent architecture, con-
structed of wood, brick or stone, and
well furnished. He has modern plumb*
Ing and modern heating, and with the
advent of acetylene gas, he has mod-
ern lighting. At night his home Is as
attractively Illuminated as that of his
city brother, for it is a suggestive fact
that "acetyleno for country homes"
has so appealed to the farmer, that of
the 80,000 users of acetylene gas In
the United States, the farmer is ono
of the largest of all classes. Ever
seeking the test, he has not hesitated
In availing himself of this new light
The continued growth and progress
of this great country, ever a cause of
wonderment, has no greater exempli-
fication than evolution on the farm.
Already the farmer Is becoming the
most envied of men—the freest, the
healthiest, the happiest!
Trying the Bride's Temper
On the day of a Chinese marriage
uninvited friends and neighbors, or
even perfect strangers, are allowed to
go in and see the bride, and they may
make any remark about her, or to her,
they please. Some times things hor-
ribly rude and disgusting are said. To
try her temper a man will say: "Fetch
your husband a cup of tea." If she
does so all will say, Jeerlngly: "What
lan obedient wife you are!" If she
sulks and does not do as she Is told
they remark: "That is a pretty vix-
en with which to begin married life.
[We cannot congratulate you on that
tartar," and other words of a similar
effect. Then, says the Boudoir, the
poor thing is made to stand upon an
Inverted cup to show how small are
Poet Who Owns a Watch.
"! wouldn't charge anything for the
Inclosed verses," writes a poet, "but
my watch needs fixing, and that'll cost
*1 .50; and then, my little boy needs
a baseball outfit, and my wife says we
can't get along at all this summer
without a couple of hammocks; there-
fore I need the money."—Atlanta Con-
i Languages of Australia.
Australia, by Its reception of repre-
sentatives of many lands, has an in-
finitude of tongues; but your real Aus-
• tralian-born Is proud of the fact that
among the aborigines—the bushmen—
there are relatively as many lan-
guages as there are In India. Many
have a sort of relation to each other,
by means of which a man mastering
one thoroughly would have a sort of
key to several.
/> Cure for Consumption.
A six months' tour by bullock In
South Africa Is the latest cure for con-
sumption, as advertised by a London
doctor. Your own milch cow accom-
panies you, the pace is only two miles
an hour, there are frequent outspans,
and vegetables, butter, butcher's meat,
fowls and eggs are easily obtainable,
It Is said. The total cost is only $525.
"The dangers of sensational Journal-
i,m are many," observed the philo-
sophical fly; "and yet It suits the
taste of some persons to the extent
that It becomes a positive appetite
with them. Now, there's my brother,"
he continued, pointing to a struggling,
buzzing unfortunate. "He's so badly
stuck on that yellow sheet that he's
all tangled up and doesn't know which
end he's on!"—Cleveland Leader-
Soy Bean Cheese.
The municipal laboratory of Paris
has been examining the experiments
made by Dr. Vogel, who has manufac-
tured a very succulent cheese from the
small Chinese beans known as "soy
beans." Tho doctor finds that the
pulp of these beans contains many of
the caseine qualities, and that tho re-
sulting composition Is both nourishing
and pleasant to the taste.
INDEPENDENT IN ALL THINGS
Published Evtry Thursday In the IntereU
ef Prague and Vicinity.
W. S. OVERSTREET, Proprietor and
Subscription Price $I.OO
Advertising Rntm Made Known on Appl catloa
In Person or by Letter.
When a bachelor wants to Jolly a
married woman he tells her he is
sorry he didn't meet her before It was
too late. ...
It is gonerally thought that bach-
elors should either be taxed or segre-
Boy wonders are all right, provided
they do not become premature Old
"What makes the plain girl pretty?"
asks somebody, and the answer's
As a perspiration-producer, pushing
the Iawnrcower is even better exercise
than snow shoveling.
A Semitic temple has been discov-
ered which goes back farther than
the recollection of the oldest resident.
As to Mr. Brandegee, the new sen-
ator from Connecticut, both parts ol
his name have a familiar sound about
"Do not lead a double life," says
Ella Wheeler Wilcox. But surely she
would not have everybody lead a sin-
A 14-year-old boy is practicing law
In New York. This looks an infringe-
ment on the rights of oar run-down
Never argue with a man who disa
grees with you. Congratulate your-
self because of your superior wisdom
and let it go at that.
Word comes from Pittsburg that
there's trouble in the stogey trust
Has somebody been putting real to-
bacco in the torches?
Whisky may not be "property," ac-
cording to the Kansas supreme court,
l>ut it has made many a man feel as
though he owned tho earth.
One of the sonB of the late William
C. Whitney is building a $75,000 feuce
around his country home. The tax
rate on fences must be low where he
This proposition to have a "sane
Fourth of July" ought surely to be ap-
proved, if only for the reason that the
other kind drives so many people
Burglars have just robbed the
home of an author. They escaped
without losing anything, as the au-
thor was not at home when they
A man wills his wife woney bo-
cause she jvllls It
The Chicago inter Ocean notes that
the modern "sucker" is not exclusive-
ly a rural product. The innocent city
man will bite at a bare hook when a
farmer is suspicious.
The Boston Globe asserts that
"using the typewriter is in many re
gpects a kindergarten exercise." It
may be eo in Boston, but not al!
places are so cultured.
It is encouraging to read In a head-
line In the financial column that the
supply of money is steadily increas-
ing, even though your lower right-
hand vest pocket doesn't look that
Queen Elena's baby loudly demands
regular meals, wheroupon Italy is In-
clined to believe he is "just a common
boy." Until the little fellow learns
to be afraid of a bomb, let him enjoy
A Pennsylvania judge declares that
he never heard of or saw a "kitty."
Wonder If ho thinks he can put that
"bluff" through? Or is it really a
case of justice being not only blind,
A New York woman has started a
school for the training of children in
which there is to bo no discipline, no
"don'ts." She must have got her In-
spiration from some of the homes she
There are three entirely different
kinds of Ingredients used in making
the three different varieties of baking
powders on the market, viz: — (1) Min-
eral-Add or Alum, (2) Bone-Acid ot
Phosphate, and (3) Cream of Tartai
made from grapes. It Is Important,
from tho standpoint of health, tc
know something about these Ingredi-
ents, and which kind is used In your
(1) Mineral-Acid, or Alum, is made
from a kind o;t clay. This is mixed
with diluted oil of vitriol and from
this solution a product Is obtained
which is alum. Alum is cheap; costs
about two cents a pound, and baking
powder made with this Mineral-Acid
sells from 10 to 25c. a pound.
(2) Bone-Acid, or Phosphate, Is the
basis of phosphate baking powders
and the process is fully described it
the patents Issued to a large manufac-
turer of a phosphate powder. The U.
S. Patent Office Report gives a full
and exact description, but the follow-
ing extract is enough:
"Burned bones, after being ground,
are put into freshly diluted oil of vit-
riol and with continual stirring and
In the following proportion," etc.
From this Bone-Acid phosphate bak-
ing powders are made; such powders
sell from 20 to 30 cents a pound.
(3) Cream of Tartar exists In all
ripe grapes, and flows with the Juice
from the press in the manufacture of
wine. After the wine is drawn oft the
tartar is scraped from the cask, boil-
ed with water, and crystals of Cream
of Tartar, white and very pure, sepa-
rate and are collected. It differs in
no respect from the form in which it
originally existed in tho grape. Cream
of Tartar, then, while the most expen-
sive, Is the only Ingredient that
should be used In a baking powder to
act upon the soda, as its wholesome-
ness is beyond question. Cream of
Tartar baking powders sell at about
40 to 50 cents a pound.
Such are the factB, and every one,
*.areful of the health of the family,
should remember this rule:—Baking
powders selling from 10 to 25 cents a
pound are made of Mineral-Acids;
those selling from 20 to 30 cents of
Bone-Acid; and those from 40 to 50
cents of Cream of Tartar made fronr
GHASTLY CEREMONY IN TIBET.
One Called the Dance of Death Per-
formed In Their Mystery Plays.
The death dances of the Tibetan
mystery plays, one of which is per-
formed on the last three days of the
year, are called "the ceremony of the
sacrificial body of the dread year,"
says the Kansas City Journal. The
effigy of a man, made out of dough, as
lifelike as possible, and having in-
side a distinct heart and all the en-
trails filled with a red fluid, Is placed
by four cemetery ghouls In sight of
the humorous spectators in the center
of the yard, and at once bands of
skeleton ghosts rush upon the corpse
to attack it.
This is the time to display the nec-
romatic power of Lamaism over the
evil spirits. Monks and lamas come
forth and go through a series of
eremonies, the magic effect of which
[eeps the fiends away. But a more
formidable devil with great horns and
possessed of superior powers makes
his appearance and takes the field.
Whereupon a saint or an incarnation
of Buddha himself goes to the rescue,
sprays flour on the enemy, makes
mystic signs and utters incantations.
The skeleton ghosts and the big
fiend grovel before and implore mercy.
He graciously yields to their suppli-
cations and allows them to partake
of a sacramental meal. While they
kneel before him he gives to each one
af them a little flour to eat and a
drink out of a vessel of holy water.
ANOTHER LIFE SAVED.
When Mr. Baer says "there is no sen-
timent In the coal business" he over-
looks the lively sentiments entertained
and frequently expressed by the con-
If It Is true that King Alfonso
ppoaks six languages, he ought not
to be at a loss for words for a pro-
posal when he gets his eye on the
Joke on H. H. Rogers
A practical joker played a heart-
less trick on H. H- Rogers of the
Standard Oil company the other even-
ing at the board of trade banquet in
New York. As Mr. Rogers stood up
to make his speech It was noticed
that he had a magnificent pink In
his buttonhole. Later a friend asked
him, "Do you know the name of that
pink y.ou were wearing?" "No," re-
plied Mr. Rogers. "Well, that is the
Thomas W. Lawson pink,' he was
told. What Mr. Rogers said will
never be printed in the newspapers.
GRIP'S UGLY SEQUEL
OEES STIFF, HANDS HELPLESS,
RHEUMATISM NEAR HEART.
Mm. Tan Scoy Exporlenofi Donjeroui
Aftcr-Kff«ct« from Grip i*d Learai
Vulue of a IJIood Iletnedy.
Tho grip leaves behind it weakened
■vital powers, thiu blood, impaired di-
gestiou and over-sensitive nerves—a
condition that makes the system an easy
prey to pneumouia, bronchitis, rheuma-
tism, uervous prostration, aud oveu cou-
Tho story told by scores of victims of
the grip is substantially the same. Oua
was tortured by terrible pains at the
baso of the skull; another was left tired,
faint and In every way wretched from
anaemia or scantiness of blood; another
bad horrible hoadachos, was uervous aud
couldn't sleep; another was left with
weak lungs, difficulty lu breathing and
ncute neuralgia. Ill every case relief
was sought in vain until the great blood-
builder and nerve-tonic, Dr. Williams'
Piuk Pills, was used. For quickness and
thoroughness of action nothing is kuowu
that will approach it.
Mrs. Van Scoy makes a statement that
supports this claim. Slie says :
"I had a severe attack of grip and, be-
fore I bad fully recovered, rheumatism
set in and tormouted me for three
months. I was lu a badly run-down
state. Soon after it began I was so lamo
for a week that I could hardly walk. It
kept growiug steadily worso and at last
I had to give up oompletely aud for
three weeks I was obliged to keep my
bed. My knees were so stiff I couldn't
beud them, and my hands were perfoctly
helpless. Then the paius began to
threaten mjr heart aud thoroughly
" While I was mffqrinpf in this way I
chanced te run across a little book that
told about the merits of Dr. Williams'
Piuk Pills. Tho statements in it im-
preased mo and led me to buy a box. Thes®
pills proved the very thing I needed
Improvement set in as soon as I begna
to take them, and it was very marked by
tho time I had finished the first box.
Four boxes inado ino a well woman."
Mrs. Laura M. Van Scoy lives at No.
00 Thorpe street, Danbury, Conn. Dr.
Williams' Piuk Pills are equally woll
adapted for any other of the diseases that
follow in tha train of grip. XliuJ or*
•old Ur oil —
JUGGLER DID HALF THE TRICK.
Smashed Sir Hiram Maxim's Watch,
but Couldn't Restore It.
Sir Hiram Maxim, the inventor of
;he famous firearm bearing his name,
tells of a misfortune that befell him at
the Mont-Boron Palace hotel, where
he was staylDg, says a Nice corre-
spondent of the Kansas City Journal,
owing to his too great faith in the
abilities of a juggler.
"A few cir.tts ago," he says, "a con-
jurer known on the Riviera as Prof.
Ben Ailbey, appeared at Mont-Boron
Palace hotel. He asked that some one
should give him a watch; what he
wished to do was to smash that watch
and return it intact to the owner. I
very foolishly handed him mine, which
was a very high-priced one, and had
been especially made for me in Switz-
erland. The first part of the experi-
ment succeeded admirably, but the
last part was a total failure, notwith-
standing all the professor's skill the
watch persisted in remaining in a
smashed condition and Is still a
smashed and worthless watch.
"Moral—If you have a valuable
watch don't lend it to a juggler."
("White lies" were condemned as in-
excusable in a discussion before tho
Browning Society of Philadelphia.)
No more while lies? Wei. that is tough!
We surely have hard work enough
To maintain life's amenities
Without the weight of such decrees.
When callers come with wits passe
Who had much better stay away.
Can now no more the male! say: ''No'#!,
This afternoon she ain't at home"?
And when you meet them face to face.
What truthful phrase can take the place—
And still leave peaceful atmosphere—
Of "I'm so glad you came, my dear"?
Of If perchance you meet a friend.
As through the street your way you
T<* him what else Is there to tell
But "You are looking very well"?
When asked expression of your views,
What is it safely you can choose,
With no Intention to deceive,
But say what people want to believe?
Again, when your opinion's asked
Now won't your nerve be somewhat
And suffer mnch embarrassment
To say aught else but "Excellent"?
No more white lies? It may be so,
But if it is a world of woe
Will quickly shrivel to an end.
Fqr not a soul will have a friend.
Mrs. G. W. Fooks, of Salisbury, Md.,
wife of G. W. Fooks, Sheriff of Wico-
I says: "I suf-
fered with kid-
years. It cams
on me gradu-
ally. I felt
11 r « d and
short of breatli
and was trou-
eating, and my limbs were badly
swollen. One doctor told me It would
finally turn to Brlght's disease. I was
laid up at one time for three weeks.
I had not taken Doan's Kidney Pills
more than three days when the dis-
tressing aching across my back disap-
peared, and I was soon entirely cured."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Duty is a prickly shrub, but Its
flower will be happiness and glory.—
M. F-'Tupper. •
Military Honors for Seagull.
A seagull, which, with clipped
Aings, had remained in the Golden
Hill Fort, Freshwater, Isle of Wight,
as a pet of the Royal Garrison Artil-
lery stationed there, has just died and
has been buried with a semblance of
The body of the gull, which was
known as "Mac," was placed in a cof-
fin and covered with a sheet. Two
gunners acted as bearers, and others
followed the coffin as mourners to ti e
grave outside the fort, where it was
buried with due ceremony. The sol-
diers saluted the coffin as it passed.—
London Daily Mail.
Long Journey for Live Sheep.
A flock of sheep numbering 398,
shipped from Montana March 20,
reached Shelburne Falls April 17,
where they were unloaded and driven
to East Charlemont to be sheared be-
fore going to the sheep farm in Col-
rain. They were fed at St. Paul, Chi-
cago, Buffalo and Westfleld. The origi-
nal number at the start was 400, but
two dying on the Journey.—Exchange.
More Flexible and Lasting,
w „'t shake out or blow out; by uslnf
Defiance Starch you obtain better re-
sults than possible with any other
brand and one-third mors for same
The "woman who~knows Greek will
still spend an hour and a half lu
dressing her hair for a party. I calcu-
late that if women wore their hair
short a million unemployed hours
would be thrown daily upon tha
A gigantic lily, the phormium tenax.
Is a valuable plant peculiar to New-
Zealand. Its leaves are nine or ten
feet long, and are so tough that, by
splitting one into narrow ribbons and
Joining the ends, the New Zealander
has a first-class rope ready to hand.
Where Marriage Is Easy.
In Scotland it is possible to get mat*
rled without the assistance of either
a clergyman or a lawyer. A young
man can secure a bride almost with
as little ceremony as he can secure
a partner in a drink—provided, al-
ways, that the lady is willing.—Rey-
It's a Hard World.
' My one and only suit," said the
hard-luck philosopher, "failed to keep
me warm during the winter, and I sup-
lose that through the approaching
summer it will also fail to keep no
cool. Suc^ is life."—Philadelphia
He whose pockets are empty is
often very full.
A farmer in Essex has a novel way
of catching fowls for customers. A
dog performs this task. The farmer
simply points to a fowl and tells the
dog to watch it, whic|j. he does in a
very skilful and remarkable manner,
always catchlng/«nd holding It by the
neck till the farmer approaches to
From Change In Food.
The brain depends much more on
the stomach than we are apt to sup-
pose until we take thought in the mat-
ter. Feed the stomach on proper food
easy to digest and containing the
proper amount of phosphates and tho
healthy brain will respond to all de-
mands. A notable housewife in Buf-
"The doctor diagnosed my trouble
as a 'nervous affection of the stom-
ach.' I was actually so nervous that
I could not sit still for five minutes
to read the newspaper, and to attend
to my household duties was simply
impossible. I doctored all the time
with remedies, but medicine did no
"My physician put me on all sorts
of diet, and I tried many kinds of
cereal foods, but none of them agreed
with me. I was almost discouraged,
and when I tried Grape-Nuts I did so
with many misgivings—I had no faith
that it would succeed where every-
thing else had failed.
"But It did succeed, and you don't
know how glad I am that I tried It.
I feel like a new person, I have gain-
ed in weight and I don't have that
terrible burning sensation In my stom-
ach any more. I feel so strong
again that I am surprised at myself.
The street noises that used to Irritate
me so, I never notice now, and my
mind is so clear that my household
duties are a real pleasure."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
There's a reason.
Now why was this great change
made In this woman?
The stomach and the brain had not
boen supplied with the right kind of
food to rebuild and strengthen the
nerve centers In these organs. It is
absolute folly to try to do this with
medicine. There is but one sure way
and that Is to Quit the old food that
has failed and take on Grape^Nuts
food which Is more than half digested
In the process of manufacture and is
rich in the phosphate of potash con-
tained In the natural grain, which
unites with albumen and water—the
only three substances that will make
up the soft gray filling In the thou-
sands of deHcate nerve centres in the
brain and body. Grape-Nuts foo4 is a
sure road back to health la all sach
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