El Reno Weekly Globe. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, December 26, 1902 Page: 4 of 8
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We !o\f, .
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W hy do we live or ti <
Who knows that secret
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or w- cp?
Why doth '
Why do t
To thin.-a il*i die
int v.- n* br'rff
fh'.s •: at qui k)j fly?
ch r^ln and wr
O i.!fe' is all thv
WHEN THE BREAD ROW CAME OUT.
Bj W. CALVF.R MOOCH
(Pcpjrijlit, 1(01 bj ; Storj PuUl^iln* Oo.)
"Put dat nictfel on de b.-c*d row >vpr There is a limit er<«n to the
physical endurance of a newsboy.
■ mat. BlllleS You eola- up ftgaioM B . Ie"s a' sencc was qu.rky noticed
the wheel •gmlnf . .. j by the older payers 'Where s 13i;
Y«t 1 got a ltrtUght'sf*€r for it. li,. gone?" ask .-J one of them one
ttire. Dreamed about bread !a t night evening
and s**i a big pile of it at de* baK Y% -Oh. tie's sic).," answered a young
din .morata'." , feiiow who « > busily chewing to
It was not t!ip first time he had ba< o and spitting at regular inter-
played policy. The *aif of the streets
begins to indulge in this form of gain
bling at an early age. and Billie was
one of those littfe city sparrows who**
origin is more or less clouded in ob-
scurity. He had been taken to raise
by an Irish washerwoman who had
succumbed to a too strenuous life
w?ien her protege was still a tery
Hillie did not become a public
charge. He started out in life oy sell-
ing newspapers for the other boys,
and it was not long before- he had his
own bundle and was able to g<t along
very well for a newsboy With the
same charitable spirit which bad been
such a pronouncetf trait of his foster
mother, he had undertaken a trust-
One of his competitors met with an
accident which rendered him a help-
less cripple. When Ben was brought
back from the hospital Billle said he
could "sell for both." and so the thing
was settled. He had succeeded in
"selling for both" so well that he mas
able to lay by a little money occasion-
ally. and the hoard had grown .to very
Billie'a savings were not the ac-
cumulations of an'embryo raiser. Tne
doctor had said that Ben must have
a brace for his back and Billie hoped
to have enough money to buy oue at
In the evening Billle would carry
hie friend down from their garret
room to the noisy street. ••
The boys had become great favor-
ites with the players, and alstf kWith
Jack Hurk, who was the proprietor
of the place. Burk was a little dhrk-
akinned Irishman with a big* grey
mustache and the inevitable swagger
that accompanies prosperity.
, Billle had a period of bad lUck
Newspapers did not sell as readily
' You been running his play?" asked
the first questioner.
"Yes, I was just goin' to take the
slip ip to him when you asked."
"What's the matter with him. any
he rose to r. sitting posture, but ths '
exertion was too much and ho e*nk
back with a gasp.
"Vm, you fit a hundred. I brought
you the money."
Burk counted out one hundred d-1
lars from the roll that fairly ma.k
the eyea of the boys water Tbert
a nupicioufl moisture in his oivi
! Water' Perhaps. Billle ra:
I d « r.ands lovingly over the money
• and taen handed It to Ben.
tou ian git de brace now. f guesi
I on t last long, but you can git d#
. The lump seemed to be rlslr.i
i again. So It had all been for the s.. .
of the little cripple. Burk was suCer
I ing as he ha 1 never suffered bvfor • 1
Rum had dulled the edge of othei '
sorrow, but this was the kind of a
tl.ing that would last. The little
pinched fare of Billie. the newsboV
J would haunt his dreams forever
; *ould rise up between him and pol
> icy—yes, now *as the time to close
| the shop.
"Did you bring a slip so I could
. see the numbers?"
I Billies voice was weaker and the
toom seemed to be growing darker
and darker The gnawing pain had
<ef! him and he felt very comfortable
and drowsy—oh. %o drowsy.
"No, I forgot tv." said Burk. pre-
I tending to search 'n r'.s pocket, "I'll
bring you one in IVe morning."
"Yes—In—the mo.-nlng." said Bll-
When morning came It found the
little cripple sitting sadly by the bed.
He would get the brace for his poor
eak back, but his friend was gone.
Would Have to Hurry.
j ^ An amateur photographer, says th#
toutl. s Companion. stopped one
rnori.i! g at a Kansas farmhouse and
inquired for the farmer. "I want to
I trespass on your promise*," he said,
long ii.'oiuh to take a picture of that
• infield. It's the most magnificent
ne I ever saw." "That's ail right,"
! '-'Ponded the farmer. "But you'll
;ne to take It lnstaneouc—it's grow
ing mi fast."
Prize Well Awarded.
The Awdiffred prize of J3U.O00 has
been awarded to" .\tme. Meyrier, wiie
of the French consul at Uiarbel.ir.
luikey, for her heroism during the
Armenian massacres in 1*95. In the
consulate building more than 70U Ar
menian refugees were fed and shel
tered by .Mme. Meyrier, aud M. Mey
iier and his staff cgaln and again re-
pulsed the Turkish assailants.
Can reach their destination! with grual
comfort and at tiia least expanse, via
Fond of Her Pen.
Queen Alexandra is an indefatigable
letter writer. Thirty or forty letters
from her own pen are no unusual
dally occurrence, and she often sends
off a number of telegrams, too. waile
Miss Knollys. who is her favorite
attendant, has often written over a
hundred letters a day. all of which
are tinder a special personal super-
hand seemed to mean so little after
Remarkable Case o." Sentiment.
A grove of handsome pine trees bor-
ders the highway near the town of
Kustis. Me., forming one of the natural
beauties of the place. It seems that a
the roll of green paper In his practical lumberman wanted the tret
KWmr-t trx li.., >
knew he could reach it.
and offered the town authorities $3,000
lor them, enough to pay the entire
municipal debt, but the town preferred
keeping the trees.
PRINCIPAL CITIES OC
KATY CHAIR CARS
OPERATED BY THE COMPANY
PFRSON^l LY CONDICTTD
TOlRiST EXCURSIONS .
leave KANSAS CfTY
.Every Wednesday and Friday Ti* Cqk
orado Springs and Soenio Route to
8aji Francisco and Los Angoleg.
(Every Wednesday via Ft. Worth and
Southern Route to I,o Angeles nrl
Latest IMPROVED Tourist Car*
ON FAST TRAINS.
IOWEST KATE TICKETS AVAII.^BLa.
Write for info'mation and itinerary U
E. W. Tuoiii'aos, A. G. P. A.,
_ ' Topeka, KTa*
Sebastian, G. P. A., Chicago.
"Then 1 get a hundred!" Billie
Dunno. Just kind of fagged out
and weak like a sick cat. Don't think
he ll ever live to aee it come out. '
"Been starvin' hisself to make bis
play, like as not."
"What? Takin' a play from a sick
| kid?' asked a man who felt jubilant
j over the winning of a few dollars
"Neit thing it'll be like Sallie Wig-
gins. who played the rent row till she
newspapers did not seU as readily , " p"1- "
is they should have, and day followed ! ' 00 monc}' left f r rent, and got
lav without anv aiMifinn l.blno mail,. Street
day without any addition being made
to hla hoard. The brace seemed for
ther off than ever, when he had a sug-
den inspiration. He would go up
BKainst the wheel." A few "hits'
Fould give him all the money ho ntied
«d. Then came the dream
11^ would have been entitled to re-
fiv<V dollar^ if his Numbers had
aj> pea led-among those drawn that
evening. But his numbers did not ap-
pear and the next day he staked five
cents hi the morning.-, and the same :
. amount aSiih In the evening with no
greater success. He continued to i
play twice daily, until ttio winning of
ifve* "dollars would have only retm-
- bursed him for the sum of his stakes;
then he Increased the anunint of the
stake to ten cents The possible
profit on this waji soon uimost ab-
sorbed. and the amount rose from
t«i) to IHow. from fifteen to tweqty,
and from twenty to twenty-five.
Uillie became inxioua.
The weeks passed by rapidly. He
not as sturdy as he had been It
1 street the day afore it come
This anecdote appealed to his hear-
ers. who joined in a loud guflaw All
except Burk. Burk. who laughed at
anything ar.d everything, dropped his
cigar anil followed the young man
who had gone Into the shop.
"Say. Mack, what s all this about
"Why. he's sick and I've been run-
ning bis play for him, Burkie."
How heavy is the kid playing?"
"Half a dollar flat."
"The deuce you say: Well. I'll be
*ri. ... : Know
I he young fellow opened his eves iir *i tk ,
^CatrV1* a3t°!'"ihmcnl trusts himself ^ ";mi WUC
us bieath. It was not the profanity
the' ?xp^sl,Un ZnVs i Their Th-~teenth Quarrel.
lace, and he could see no reason why 7^ ha,d b°eD marrled
v . . . ° reason why ancl were having their thirteenth quar
Wonderful Nerve of a Player in a
University Baseball Team.
Some five years ago a group of col-
lege men. in which were many mem-
bers of the Yale and Princeton base-
ball teams, was discussing the game
o' the next day. which was to decide
the championship. "Slugger" Kelly
the hardest hitter on the Jersey nine,
predicted in the course of the con-
versation. that he would get a home
run in the coming game. The Yale
pitcher turned toward him and asked
how certain he was of that home run.
Kelly replied that he was sure to the
extent of $5.0u0 and the Yale pitcher
r< marked that he was convinced of
the opposite to a like degree the two :
players shook hands on the wager and
went home to bed. During the first
eight inningB Kelly came to the bat
five times and five times he got his
base on balls, the Yale man taking
care to send in no ball that Keily
When the "slugger" came to the
, bat in the last half of the ninth there
; w<ire two men out and an eager tiger
, v as hovering off first base. Kelly
I knew that it was his last chance to
j hit the bail and as tae first ball pitch-
ed came flying down far to one side
of the plate the "slugger" stepped
away across the rubber and his bat
met the ball with a sharp crack. The
next second the broken bat was lying
on the ground and Kelly was flying
around the diamond. He reached homo
with the winning run about a second
J before the ball landed in the catcher's
; hands, and as he brushed the dust
from his shirt he calmly remarked:
"I knew I could do it."
j Without entering into the question
j of the morality of betting, that sort ol
spirit is what is needed to-day by the
man who wants to accomplish some
i thing Not the conceit of the man
i who deludes himself with a magnified
picture of his own abilities, but th«
< aim certainty of the one whe
Knows what he can do and intends tc
Useful Thanksgiving Presents.
Instead of giving the fifty employes
on her estate at Tarrytown Thanks-
ei\inp presents of turkeys this year
Miss Helen Gould, on account of the
high price of coal, presented each
with a barrel of kerosene, a large
Kerosene stove, a barrel of potatoes,
100 pounds of bacon and a barrel of
Youth's Sweet Memories.
Among the other sweet memories of
youth that Lucky Baldwin might put
in his front yard is the school teach-
er who used to whip him. The or-
dinary boy would be satisfied with
great riches could he cnaiu the stern
pedagogue to the front fence and gloat
over him in his declining days.
Minaret from Mahdi's Tomb.
On his return from the Soudan the
Marquis of Tullibardine brought home
a minaret from the tomb of the Mahdi.
It has been placed on one of the tow-
ers of Blair castle. The minaret,
which is made of copper plates riv-
eted together, bears marks of bullets
fired at Omdurman.
The father of a youth who was
killed in a football gam is prowling
the country with a shotgun looking for
members of the opposing team. if
this sort of erankism is to be tolerated
there is great danger that a noble past-
time may fall into disuse.
There is a knack in writing
advertisements so ax to draw the
attention anrl g< t the reader in-
terested. A good ad. properly
written and displayed is as good
an investment as a dealer can
Yon write the ad. and give
it to us—we'll attend to the dis-
play nn«l guarantee a circulation
nneqnalled by any paper in this
A NEW FAST TRAIN
Between 8t. Louis and Kansas City and
And principal points in Texas and tho South-
west. This train is new throunhout and Is
tnade up of -thu finest equipment, provided
with electric lights and all othor modern
traveling conveniences. It runs via our non
Red River Division.
^ apP'lanc® known to modem cai
trail ti ing and railroading has been employed
in the make-up of this service, including
CaSe Observation Cars,
nnder th< management of Fred. Harvey
tu!l information as to rates nn<l nil details oj
a trip via this new route will ho cheerfully
furnished, upon application, by aay rcur^
tentative of the
Lurk should "go daft at
Mack, I guess I'll go up and see
tne kid, myself."
The dusty stalro creaked out their
misery^ as Burn climbed to the top
rc-1—an unlucky naaber.- by the way.
"You only married me for uij
money," he (said, with exceeding bit-
"1 didn't do anything of the kind,'
the women told him ~h«" nmhVg j yo^JZe^ ^
Th'Jrl was a and ' ' 1 didn't
mere wa3 a lump in his throat as he
entered the dingy little room.
"Why. it's Burkie! Hello, Burkie! '
was becoming more and more difficult !as BurK to the top
i noor of the tenement bouse. One of
Putting "a Stick" in It.
Over the soda fountain In a Den-
ver drug store is a sign which eon-
| veys a hint readily understood by
i thirsty people who like a stimulant
i in their soda. The sign contains these
' words: "just Wink at Billy. Billy
"Baby" of Family Reunion.
There was a notable family reunion
at Welland. Out., recently at which
the six children of the late Jacob
I'cund asFembietl to celebrate the
birthday of "the baby of the family."
who has attained the age of SO years.
Says Germany Covets Denmark.
Prof. Freeman, United States ron-
sul at Copenhagen, has just arrived at
his home in Madison, Wis. He says
ne believes that (Jermany will ulti-
mately absorb Denmark, as the Kai-
ser covets that country.
How are they knocking you?" called
Jack Burk wag "Burkie" to every
on>-, but the friendly tone In which
the nick name was uttered, the note
of welcome and pleased surprise from
his victim, made that lump In his
throat grow larger and more obsti-
nate. He crossed over to the bed
and sat down. Billie feebly reached I
out his band, Burk took It and then '
released It with a shudder. Could
that tittle bunch of bones, such thin
"In heaven's name, what did yo«
marry me for, then?" he cried in de-
spair, lor he had not expected this ~ 1 ■••nuuuww u
"Just to make that hateful Kat* Ireland have increased 11.27 per cent
Methodism Gains in Ireland.
In the past decade t!.e Methodists
bones, really be the hand'of a boy' fK • th° time ?,nner reAd>
His eyes became accustomed t„ tbe"" SWC.e\.y°"Dg hearU wer® onc«
Billie had a period of bad luck,
•o carry his charge down to tbe street.
Sometfmes he brought food to Ben
and sar quietly by while It was eaten.
• He "didn't feel hungry." or he had
"eaten .his, on the way up." If Billie
went to bed hungry, then nobody but
Blile was to be any the -visor. As tho
. pile of savings dwindled away, his
habit of "eating it on the way up" In-
creased propertlowtely. The hungry
maw of Policy was ever open and re-
i Qulrei food almost as often as Ben;
T tor Jjlmself. <U—. This condl
tion of thing! could not continue for-
His eyes became accustomed to the
half light, and he saw that the hand
was that of a little skeleton-like crea-
ture who had, without doubt, been
Billle, the newsboy.
Well. Billie, they ain't doln' a
wlgfc.s lot, that Is, not many of them
"Somebody make a hit?" asked Bil-
lle, seeing the implication.
"Yes, you hit me. and bit me heavy
"What! I hit you?"
"You was playin' the bread row,
^es.' cried Billie, excitedly. "i
knew it would come out. Here's me
play. Fifty flat."
"It's more than come out," said
Burk, who was not going to under-
act his part, "it's come out in both
"Both wheels! Then t git a hun-
dred!" Billie shrieked. His eyes !
bulged With the surprise of it all. and [
Scott you were engaged to cry hei
eyes out because she had to give yow
up and see me get you."
He fell dow n on the white bear rug
at her feet and rolled over on It un
til he looked like an animated snow
"Great Cae«ar, woman!" he shriek
ed. "what have you done? Why, )
married you just because she threw
And by the time dinner was ready
their number now being C3,0ti0. Tho
Roman Catholics have declined G.7 per
j cent and the Church of Ireland 3.2 per
declining Chair Cars
and THE WEST.
■ WITH ■
Double Daily Service
MEMPHIS. The EAST
Pi'llman Buffet Sleeping Cars.
New Solid Vestibuled Trains.
THE ONLY k!NE TO THE SOUTHEAST
WITH NO TRANSFER AT MtMPHlS
ror«ll Information c«l) on ticket atrt
of auy line, or addraa*
E. I. Rodgers, T.P A. Dallas, Tax.
Jno. V. Teaford. T.P.A., 0 lahoma, O.T.
Geo. H Lee.G.P 4 T A , Little Rock,Ark
Mexican Government Buys Road.
The .Mexican government has pur-
chased the major part of the recent
i. sue of Inter-oceanic railroad cum
pany's bonds, thus obtaining the coo
trolling Interest In the road.
more bo full of sunshine that awn-
ings were absolutely necessary.—Stray
The low wind uunda a million drowsy
Th« vfMowing ■unilght on th« hlllilde
Alone, aloud, one lingering robin flute*
And from the elm our goiden orlol**
This I* the «taiion that she loved of old.
Saying with darkened eyes that Au-
Her homesick heart out past the •venlne
Sadly to some old home for which ah«
Oray h!i:« and Nor'i*-\d home :-p«rhap«
From her own home she had not Ion*
O evening stars that waken in the west
O happier worlds, came sh« your
ton late? 1
— Arthur J. Stringer in Ainste* s
United States Newspapers.
The number of copies of* daily news
papers circulated last year in
United States was 2.865,466,000
of weeklies. 1.208,190,030.
England's Target Pond.
Frensham Great Pond, in Surrey
covers over 100 acres, and is the
largest artificial pond in England.
Eyes of Beasts of Prey.
Cats and other beasts o. prey reflect
fifty times as much light from their
eyes as human beings.
TIja thirty-four biggest landowners
in Britain possess, on an average, 183,-
000 acres each.
Bird Without Wings.
The N Z > lod ftpteryi is the
only existing bird which Is without '
IS 14BJ ^sJ fj
Kansas City Southern Railway,
"8TRAI(iHT AS THE CROW FLIES"
KANSAS CITY TO THE GULP
0P^roj>AT3 8SRTICB IK CONNECTION WITH C. 0. « O. R. R
YL* HOWKIFROM POINTS IN
Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
Texarkana SWeport.Beaumont, Lake Charles. Port Ar
thur, Ft. Smith, Neosho, Joplin, Pittsburg and
AND VIA ITS DIRECT CONNECTIONS AT KANSAS CITY TO
ST. JOSEPH. OMAHA, ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS and
• ? \u i I
t • :
J. MORRIS, T. P. A.,
Kaataj City, Mo.
S. C. WARNCR. G. P. S r. A.
K-uusas City, Mow
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