The Enid Democrat. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 52, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 5, 1896 Page: 2 of 8
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THE ENID DEMOCRAT.
w ML W. ANDI BSOKt Publisher.
Per year, <IC p id In ndvance) .... V M
l*cr year (if not paid in advance,) . . • 1-'C
Tiik Knii> DuMoruAT in published every Sat-
urday at Knid. tlartleld county, ok lahoma, and
*nttired altho poet-offlra for traiiami aion through
tho maili a* MOOnd-daai matter.
Cotton pickers are in demund in
Hog cholera prevails in several Okla-
An Oklahoma county man raised
lome tigs this year.
An editor in an Oklahoma town is
ipokcn of as Mrs. Ulauk's husband.
Sixteen to one is the ratio of normal
girls to normal boys in Lincoln coun-
In G county wheat lias turned out
from ten to fourteen bushels to the
A man in Beaver county moved a
house all the way from Texas for a
Kay county had 100 applicants for
teachers' certificates at the close of the
Hon Little Axe, n Shawnee Indian
has boon lodged in the Logan county
federal jail oil the charge of horse
Theodore Campbell was overcome by
gas in a well in Canadian county, and
while being drawn to the top fell and
broke his neck.
Usually the drouth in Oklahoma
Logan county has bought a court
Buffalo Jones, of Woods county, has
been to "Urop."
A Kildare man advertises "a good
honest fumily cow" for sale.
It is claimed that cotton is damaged i
one-half in the vicinity of Warwick.
Cotton in Oklahoma county is now ■
worth 7}^ cents with prices on an up j
The inter-married and adopted white j
citizens1 association is a Choctaw or- |
Rev. Blaney of Kansas, is in Kay
county, preaching on "Hell, its loca-
tion and Duration."
The Congregational college of King,
fisher county has just received a pres- j
ent of SI,000 cash.
The county superintendent of Blaine j
county coducted his own normal in- ,
stitute this summer.
A man bearing the expressive name
of Fae has been nominated for office
in Blaine county.
It is said that the next session of
congress will completely revolution
ize the Indian territory.
A new postoffice has been establish
ed at Creek, Creek nation, with Wiil
iuin B. Smith as postmaster.
Bill Doolin got as faraway as Texas
but came back to Oklahoma. If h<
had only gone into Texas.
William Thompson and Ed D. Hick?
have been granted a franchise to cs
tablish a telephone system at Tale
The old reliable Ringling circus ii
touring the two territoties. For tliii
cause the small boy's pocket's are be-
ginning to baggy.
At the preliminary trial of Gove
Huntley, charged with the murder of
Dell Manning, it was proven that there
i were no grounds for holding Huntley.
Canadian county claims to have resi- j ]je was acquitted. Mrs. Manning who
dents who have lived in that vicinity J js charged with complicity in the kill-
fort wen ty-five years. ; ing of her husband will have a hear-
Judge Hennery W. Scott, whose res- i ing next week.
ignation took place September 1st, j Troop B and 1), First Cavalry, from
will hang out a shingle in New York Fort Reno, are camped at Reservation
City. Aark, in Oklahoma county. They are
Henry Ought who was rapidly mak- enroute to Fort Gibson, I. T., where
ing his way out of the territory with a their presence is considered necessary
| bunch of stolen cattle, was killed last to subdue the sanguinary intentions
Saturday. ' °f some of the squawmen in that sec-
"You will bo warmly welcome nn.l j tion of the territory. They will re-
cooly treated' " is the way Oklahoma main ;it that post for two or three
tends from the north southward. This
year it is opposite. Northern Texas !
is simply burned up clean.
A Kay county man offers as prizes
for the best six ears of corn brought to
him, thi'ee pounds of chewing tobac-
co, a dish of ice cream, a milk shake
and a lemonade. There's a queer mix-
ture oi prizes for you.
The preliminary trial of M. 1\ John-
son, Bill Young and Bill Treiss, for
cattle stealing, resulted in their being
held for trial. Johnson is under £800
bond and the amount of the others
is fixed at §500.
Henry Johnson, a Santa Fe engi-
neer has been arrested in Logan coun-
ty for assault with intent to kill his
sweetheart, Miss Cora Tomlinson. The
young lady is lying at death's door and
cannot possibly recover.
Bulletin No. 20, from the Oklahoma
experiment station is out. It records
wheat experiments in 1805-0, treats of
the food value of corn scorched by the
hot winds, fruit culture in Oklahoma,
peach rosette and melon louse. It is
a valuable circular.
Friday was the liveliest day in cot-
ton that lias yet been witnessed. The
streets of all county seat towns were
crowded all day with wagons of the
fleecy staple. There are many foreign
cotton buyers on the grounds and they
are paying 87.50 per bale. Foreign
buyers are very enthusiastic over the
A fine bull belonging to Henry Lew-
is of Grant county was bitten by a mad
dog some months ago and a few days
since went mad. The animal became
furious and ran wild among the other
stock of the place, pawing, biting,
butting and goring everything coining
near. A number of cattle and a tine
horse was gored to death and many
animals were more or less injured he-
fore the man in charge of tho ranch
could shoot the mad animal.
The remains of Bill Doolin have
been laid to rest. Marshal Nagle
bought a handsome casket and paid
due respect to the dead bandit. Mrs.
Doolin and Sam Trimble were the on-
ly mourners at the grave, and outside
of the cemetery attendants and two
attaches of the marshal's offices, there
were few lookers on. As the first
clods of dirt sounded on the casket,
Mrs. Doolin sighed heavily and cried:
4,Poor Bill, why did they kill him.'
Marshal Nagle has another lot near
the Doolin grave for the reception of
the only living Oklahoma desperado,
Captain F. J. Dodge, special officer
of the Wells, Fargo A: Co's., express in
Kansas City, after viewing the remains
of Bill Doolin, paid to Heck Thomas
the reward of $500 cash. This reward
was offered by the express company
for the arrest and conviction of Doolin.
Deputy Thomas will divide the money
between the members of his posse.
Deputy Bill Tilghmnn will also get a
slice. Thomas and Tilghmnn have
trained together, wi'hout keeping
books for several years, and Thomas
feels that Tilghman i>. entitled to a
share of the rake-off. The Wells, Far-
go company has paid rewards aggre-
gating $5,000 for the conviction or
death of territorial bandits and so far
has never refused to pay a reward to
officers when duly earned.
A man from Missouri has been se-
lected to till the chair of Latin and
Greek at the territorial normal.
Mrs. Highly, was seriously Injured
in a runaway in the Osnge country
last Saturday. She may not recover.
The tipple and head house belong- j
Ing to the Atoka Coal and Mining Co., i
at Lehigh, was burned Wednesday
night. Loss about 88,000.
Mrs. Manning, charged with com-
plicity in the murder of her husband,
has been released without bail Asp
wu her attorney.
churches are advertising their lawn
Oklahoma married prople run a
j bluff about happiness the same as oth
months. Captain Force is the offic
Ten miles above Garber in the north-
ern part of Garfield county, Lillie H.
er people do about taking a bath ev- , Smith, a young lady of II, committed
cry winter morning. suicide by cutting her throat with her
William Jones, a Shawnee Indian, j father's razor. She attended a picnic
leaves next week for Harvard. Jones j Tuesday, and her friend who had es
has attended school four years at An- j corted her to the picnic grounds, left
dover and three years at Hampton. her and became the escort of another
,, ... . 4 ; girl. Miss Smith went home, opened
R. W. McCorab, ex-county surveyoi . *
\e her father s trunk, got his razor and
of Logan county, and formerly a prom- , ,
* .. ' . j cut her throat. She was found by her
inent politician of kansas, was con-
. ... . l ■ , : parents in her bed chamber dead,
victed iu the United States district j i
court of subornation of perjury. j Rev. Sam Small has just been pre-
A Logan county woman lost her j sented with another $100 judgment, in
false teeth while bathing in the Cim-| Logan county. The Rev., Sam fought
She toie up ten acres of J everything and everybody he could
saud trying to find them without suc-
cess and then swore off on bathing.
Jeesie Finley, who has been in the
Logan county jail over a year, was
taken before Judge Scott Tuesday and
her bond fixed at $2,000 She says she
can soon give a bond when she sees
11. D. lla.Mia of Denver, sold patent
medicine bitters to the boys in Logan
county and they proceeded to fret I Mrs. J. C. Cagles and her son, ( has.
drunk on them. He is now under ar- Madden, were placed under arrest Sat
reBt. for selling intoxicants without a urday night by a deputy mursljgl from
license. Paris, Texas, on a charge of murdei
committed in the Indian Territory
II. Ott, who lives Lti Spa\ inaw u s severaj y0ars ago. A warrant was
and who had been stealing cattle in sued for the arrest l)f another son oi
that vicinity, met his death Monday. Caglog> ,mt he has h0 fol. eluded
Marshals went after him and he, put- ^ Tho alu,fJe(l crime ,s thc
ting up a light, had to be shot. 'J here mm.(ler (>f a wealthy.. lrmll nnmed Jet-
pick a scrap with, while publishing an
Oklahoma paper, and enlced by being
closed out by the sheriff. lie neg
leeted to pay bills, and his creditors
have made things mighty unpleasant
for him since his departure. We will
wager that whatever else happens to
Rev Small, he will never enter the
newspaper business again. It was a
bad financial move.
were four in the band of thieves. Two
<rot away and the others are in jail
The stage coach running between
Grande and Arapahoe, both points be-
ing in Day county, was stopped by
four highwaymen Tuesday morning
and tho four passengers ordered to
give up what they had. 1 hey secured
booty to the value of 8800. Mrs. An-
na Childs of Philadelphia, Pa., defied
the robbers and was shot dead
Dehorned cattle sell better than
horned cattle for all purposes. Tliey
are preferred by feeders, shippers,
slaughterers or exporters. They look
better, feed better, ship better, sell
fries, and it is charged that the Mad
dens, with the assistance of thei
mother, killed him for his money
Mrs. Cagles Is a widow and wealthy
and the arrests have caused much ex'
llavid Monk, a farmer liying 011
Indian allotment seven miles east of
Wheelock, was murdered, Thursday
in a most brutal manner. Monk was
blind in one eye and his sight very
weak in the other. Three young me
came to his place in the daytime and
began knocking green pears from
tree iu the orchard and he went out
and asked them to let the pears alone
until they became ripe and then come
A CAVE WHICH CONTAINS MIL-
LIONS OF SHINING GOLD.
Woman Will I.eail n Expedition n
Search of the lturled Wealth on Coco,
l.tand— Hidden I>uriiiB Bpanl.h-Peru-
BS. James Brennan
of North Sydney,
Nova Scotia, lias
been for the past
ten days in Oak-
land. Cal., where
she is superintend-
ing the fitting out
of the schooner
had been chartered
for her by a San
agent before she left her home in the
Province. When the schooner is ready
for sea Mrs. Brennan will occupy the
cabin, and the Meridian will be at her
disposal for a period of three months,
with an option of a further period of
The Meridian Is not a yacht.
Mrs. Brennan Is not a yachtswoman.
She has never been at sea in her life,
and, although she has been married to
two different seafaring men and out-
lived them both, she Is a demure little
old lady, who looks as if she had lived
an old maid's life In a quiet country
village and never seen any one more
adventurous than the country parson,
says the New York Journal. And yet
Mrs. Brennan is going to try to effect
a landing on Cocos Island, a little shell
of volcanic rock about 500 miles south-
Keating ilie story and gave to John
Keating the map. which Keating in
turn, when It came his time to diq,
cociiniunleated to his wife.
'■Jie story as Thompson told it begins
with the voyage of the schooner Mary
Dear, commanded by Captain William
Thompson, which sailed from Lima on
the 23d of November, 1820, bound fo>
the Gallapagos Islands under charter
to the Spanish Government, which was
then at war with the revolted colony
of Peru. The Mary Dear, although
Captain Thompson was acting as sail-
ing master, was under the control of a
young Spanish naval officer, who was
accompanied by a guard of twelve
marines from a Spanish man-of-war.
The schooner was manned by Thomp-
son's own crew. On the 7th of Decem-
ber the Mary Dear anchored off Cocos
Island. Why she went to Cocos instead
of the Gallapagos Islands, and how the
Spanish officer and the twelve marines
disappeared from the narrative Mrs.
Brennan says she does not know. Ap-
parently Thompson slurred over this
part of what he told Keating. At any
rate, when the lawfully constituted au
thorities vanish from the narrative
there appear six chests of inestimable
treasure, which It had no doubt intend-
ed to conceal on one of the Gallapagos
Islands. And these Thompson and his
crew hurled on Cocos Island.
In the course of the long continued
struggle between the Spanish and the
Peruvian colonists any records or docu
ments bearing on the case would un-
doubtedly have been lost, and It Is
impossible now to say whether the gold
belonged to the Spanish Government
01* to some private citizen who had pro
cured a naval guard to superintend
its transportation to the Gallapagos
Shreivtf fele.tlal. Catch the Trade of
llohemlan New York.ml
Chinatown restaurants at one time
waje of the strictest sort and no New ■
Yorker thought of showing his face
within their sacred precincts, says the
New York World. Then came the day
when a wave of oriental bohemianism
swept over this town and to dine in
Chinatown was considered to be one of
the most utterly unconventional thing?
which a man could do. The red ink,
spaghetti, table d'hote dinner was an
ordinary affair compared to the delec-
tation of eating chopsuey In the pres-
ence of men with almond eyes and flow-
ing queues. Hence the rise of the
Chinese-American restaurant. The or-
iginal Chinese restaurant down in Mott
and Pell streets was generally a dreary
little hole in thc wall, redolent of stale
odors. There were a few greasy tables,
with long spindle legs, surrounded by
high stools. The service was very bad
and the food was cheap and coarse.
Chinamen who lived cheaply patron-
ized it and squealed over unsavory
dishes. They leered at the chance
Americans who came in and made them
feel as though they were in the state
of the guest who came to the wed-
ding without a suitable clawhammer.
There are shrewd men in Chinatown,
and when they saw that the "heathen
devils" really wanted to come to Mott
and Pell streets for dinner occasionally
these thrifty souls methodically pre-
pared to meet the demand. They gave
public dinners, to which they invited
the mayor and all his cabinet. They
rented the most commodious rooms in
all Chinatown. They put windows
where there had been blank walls. They
scrubbed the floors and decorated the
walls and ceilings with rich oriental
MAP OF TH E ISLAND WITH TREASURE CAVE MARKED.
better and kill better. 'I lie man that J ilIU[ geta taste of them. Tliey stopped
feeds horned cattle is handicapped ; throwing at the pears and asked Monk
ten to twenty-five pounds per hundred ^ over where they were, as they
weight ill most cases. '1 he Oklaho- j xvjsiK d to talk to him. lie started,
man is readily learning these impor- I 1U1J w|ien about half way to them they
taut points. i fired at him with a winchester and
After Doolin had been killed and his ! two shotguns, riddling his body with
body sent to the county seat, the slier-
iff received a telegram from Southwest
City, Mo., telling where they would
find a bullet, if they would cut into
Doolin's head. His head was cut into
and a flattened bullet found imbedded
in the skull about two inches above
the ear. It was the bullet Doolin re-
ceived when he killed the hank cash-
ier at Southwest City.
The sheriff of Pottawatomie eounty
has lodged Doe Stutson in the federal
jail for safe keeping. Stutson is
charged with the murder of Aaron
Haning, at Keok Tails, July 4, shoot-
ing him down in cold blood to secure
about $-5, and the people there are
very indignant at him. An attempt <
' shot and bullets, killing him instant-
■ ly, and then all escaped.
On last Wednesday night Jasper
Mantooth of Metiee, Indian Territory,
eloped w ith Miss Edith Uurris, oldest
daughter of Judge Isaac Kurris, who
is a very prominent and wealt hy Chick-
asaw Indian living near MeGeo. The
young lover is a renter of Isaac liurris
and is a young man of energy and
pluck. He has been in love with the
Judge's daughter for three years and
had exhausted every fair and honor-
able means of securing her hand in
marriage oyer the father's objections
The girl is demure and modest and
seems to have been constant iu her
love. She has been kept in a conyent
was made Wednesday night to rob the i Dennison for three years and had
jail of its prisoner, but the sheriff had onty passed the age of cigh'een a feu
him secreted and the attempt was a | duys when the young couple took ad-
failure. It is reported by some that vantage of the absence of the father.
1 the mob were friends of Stutson who who had gone to Stonewall to thc
| wanted to release him but the sheriff 1 election at. the time the elopement oc-
A county commissioner of Oklnlio
ma county, is being roasted by the pa
pers in that county for procuring th<
remitment of a gambler's 8100 fine, af-
ter which it was discovered that tho
commissions:' was on the gambler's
! and deputies do not think so.
j Bill Cook may thank Ills stars that
) he is in the nice, safe, comfortable
' penitentiary of New York.
Judge Parker of Fort Smith, during
I his reign as judge, sentenced to be
I luingcd 150 citizens of the territory.
A certain Oklahoma mayor went
blind oil Sunday and allowed the sa- The Creek Indians are holding their
loons to keep open. annual sun dance.
The only bad men who could tear J Mrs. Judge Tarsney Is slowly recov-
themselves away from Oklahoma were 1 ering from her recent injuries, but is
tho Christain brothers. obliged to use crutches. Judge and
The broom corn crops in aoine local- ; Mr*. Tarsney will leave in a few dnyr
itics ty heavy rains. J for Cauudiau county.
west of Panama, an island inhabited
only by herds of goats and known only
as having been at one time a watering
station for South Sea whalers. Mrs.
Brennan is going there to find some
treasure, which she knows was there
fifty-four years ago, and which she has
every reason to believe has not since
been removed. The old lady has no
reason for making any mystery about
her plans, except, of course, as to the
precise spot on the island in which the
treasure lies, as it Is a matter of com-
mon knowledge that there is a great
deal of gold hidden somewhere on the
island, and extensive excavations have
from time to time been made by seach-
ers, who hoped that chance would
guide them to the cache, of which Mrs.
Brennan knows the exact location.
. Most expeditions in search of treas-
ure are organized by mere dreamers
and enthusiasts, and not a few of them
by skillful swindlers. But Mrs. Bren-
nan, who is investing no money but
her own in the venture, certainly
Beems to be a woman of strong common
sense, and tho story of the treasure,
as she herself tells It, is very much
more Bimple and direct than are the
narratives which form the stock in
trade of the common run of adventur-
Mrs. Brennan was married for the
first time in 1848 to John Keating, of
St. Johns, Newfoundland, a seafaring
man, who died in 1882. Before he died
he gave her a marked map of the island
and told her the story of his own con-
nection with the treasure. In June,
1835, Keating was ship's carpenter of
the Rose Blanche, of St. Johns, then
loading in Rio Janerio for home. A
man who looked like a tramp came out
from behind a pile of boards on the
wharf one morning and asked Keating
If the Rose Blanche would like to ship
another hand. He was, he said, an
able seaman, and had been trying to do
some trading on his own account in
the Yguassu country, but had been
robbed and made his way to the coast
with great difficulty. Keating at once
assumed that the man was a deserter
from some other ship, if nothing worse,
but as two of the crew of the Rose
Blanche had run away at Porto Seguro,
he told thc man to wait until Captain
Humphries came on board. He gave
Thompson, as the stranger called him-
self, something to eat, and later in the
day found the captain very glad to add
one to his depleted complement. The
Rose Blanche sailed the next day, and
as she made her nottlilng Thompson
who had contracted a fever while
tramping down to the coast, was com-
pelled to take to his berth. Keating,
who was a good-natured young fellow,
did what he could for the sick man,
who made loud protestations of his
gratitude and talked vaguely about a
great reward which Keating might
hope to reap for his kindness. When
tho Rose Blanche reached St. Johns,
Thompson said he would like to find
board in some quiet place where he
couJd regain his strength before going
to sea again, and Keating said his
mother would be glad to take In any
well-conducted man. Upon this Thomp-
son said that ho was not so poor as
he looked, and showed Keating some
old gold pieces, which he carried in a
belt concealed beneath his tattered
At Mrs. Keating'^ Thompson grew
suddenly worse, and It was when he
was about to die that he told $olin
Islands and its concealment there. In
either case it would now be impossible
for the original owners to prove their
property, and the present government
will not, Mrs. Brennan thinks, give her
any trouble. It is a strange undertak-
ing for a respectable little old lady,
with side combs and gray curls and
gold-bowed spectacles, this search for
buried gold. But if there are blood
stains on the bags which hold the coins
or skulls of murdered men lying hid-
den with the brass-bound Chests, Mrs.
Brennan has nothing to do with the
lawless past of which no witnesses re-
main. She wants the money if she can
get it as earnestly and as simply as she
wants the money for the crop of po-
tatoes on her little farm three miles
from North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
And if it is to be gotten, she will get
How excellently these sweet strum-
mers aid digestion in this city of the
Medici! They and their stringed toys
appear everywhere. Indeed, the more
obscure the eating house the more sys-
tematic their visitations. The music
dignifies the viands. Not always was
the wine good nor the cutlet a la milan-
alse of the tenderest; but oDe forgets
these defects in the plaintive spectacle
of a white-bearded, sightless mandolin-
Ist led Into the room by an angelfaced
(though not very clean) little girl to add
the sauce of harmony to the meal. I
have seen a warm-hearted neighbor
shed tears over his "carelofi" during the
melody and another let his meat go cold
while he beat time to the musician's
strumming. The Florentines are all
sensibility—or nearly. Touch their
hearts and you may be sure you have
touched their pockets also, though
there may be naught inside these. For
my part I reckoned the copper to the
mandolinlst as an integral part of my
dinner bill.—Cornhill Magazine.
The Flower A huge.
By the way 1 notice that, according
to a statement published in one of the
evening newspapers, the value of the
countless floral emblems which lay
strewn upon the graveside of Sir Au-
gustus Harris amounted to over £2,500.
This only shows to what length a silly
and pretentious custom can he carried.
We are alwnys congratulating our-
selves on the disestablishment of Mr.
Mold and his myrmidons, but it is but
a nominal reform which delivers us
from the tyranny of the undertaker
only to hand us over into the clutches
of the fashionable florist. Two thou-
sand five hundred pounds absolutely
wasted! How much better would it
have been to add this sum to the Har-
ris memorial fund that is about to be
Where Silver In Worked.
The most beautiful and finest filigree
silver in tho world is made In Delhi.
The lace-like silver made at Malta is
also very much admired by collectors.
This delicate hand-made silver is made
In a number of other places and comes
to us from Norway and Sweden as well
as Paris and Florence.—New York
"They say the soprano has large es-
tates In Italy."
"Yes; she Is one of the fixed stars."
hangings. The tall, ungainly tables
were replaced by folding-leaf dining-
room tables of the conventional sort.
Stock companies were formed, backed
by Canton capital, and two new build-
ings were erected especially for restau-
rants. The rooms are light and airy.
The restaurants are supposed to be dis-
tinctively Chinese, yet they are model-
ed after the moat approved American
standards. The visitor who goes to
them is surprised by a show of fine linen
on the tables and the glint of silver-
ware. The dishes are of the finest
Chinese porcelain. The bills of fare are
printed in Chinese and English and the
prices are high enough for both. ,
Knives, forks and spoons are provided H
for those who cannot wrestle with the \f
ivory chopsticks. The Chinese waiters
have acquired the airs and polish of the
French garcons. They formerly shuf-
fled over the floor at the patron as
though he were a nuisance. Now they
caper from dining room to kitchen and
deposit the dishes on the tables with
ineffable grace. The bill of fare is
especially modified to meet the American
palate. There is chicken, which some-
how the Chinaman succeeds in cook-
ing until it is so tender that it almost
melts in the mouth. The rice Is cooked
in the conventional Chinese way. There
are all kinds of birds brought dried
from China and then cooked and stewed
until their pristine plumpness returns.
There are all manner of small cakes
and sweetmeats, soups of the most deli-
cate flavor and desserts which are link-
ed sweetness long drawn out.
A.—I hear your son has been pun-
ished recentiy for inflicting grievous
bodily harm. B.- And no wonder. He
is apprenticed to a barber. Standard
Worked lie,ti, Motion..
Squildig—My wife called me up by
telephone this morning. McSwilligen
—What for? Squildig -To .call ino
At a recent meeting of the Paris
Academy of Sciences M. Balland pre-
sented a memoir describing an analysis
of a sample of rice over a century old.
He found the rice only slightly defi-
cient In fat.
Though butterflies are often blown
out to sea, and have been thought by
inexperienced observers to belong to a
different species to the ordinary land
butterfly, there are none which can be
said to live on the sea.
It Is reported from Paris, where
pneumatic tires have been introduced
on some of the cabs, that in conse-
quence of the lessened shock to the
vehicles the cost of repair has been
reduced fifty per cent, to say nothing
of the saving to the nerves of passen-
gers and the muscles of horses.
Sir John Lubbock says that the house
fly, which produces the sound F, vi-
brates 20,100 times a minute, or 335 t
second, and the bee, which makes the
sound of A, as many as 26,000, or ove*
430 a second. On the contrary, a tired
bee hums on E, and vibrates its wings
only 300 times a second.
The tongue of tho cat family is cov-
ered with recurving spines. In the
common domestic cat these nre small,
but sufficiently well developed to give
the tongue a feeling of roughness. In
the lion and tiger the spines are strong i
enough to enable the animal to tear
thc skin of a man'u hand by licking it,
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Anderson, William W. The Enid Democrat. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 52, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 5, 1896, newspaper, September 5, 1896; Enid, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc157059/m1/2/: accessed December 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.