Garfield County Democrat. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1903 Page: 3 of 8
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OF TWO ^
"jjTHE CANAL TREATY IS SIGNED
As Thanksgiving approaches each
year Don Antonio is wont to tell the
following story—a story of two
Thanksgivings in one year, the last
Thanksgiving of pastoral California
and the first recognition in the west-
,and of the Thanksgiving of the
American. The story runs la this
"Before the (Iringo came" Califor-
nia had a Thanksgiving day of its
nwn. although no governor's procla-
mation or presidential edict dignified
it with such official title. It was in-
digenous to the country,' and was es-
pecially suited to California's climat-
ic conditions and to her religious his-
tory. What time more seasonable to
give thanks than just after the har-
vest had been gathered, and what day
more app-opriate than the 4th of Oc-
tober, fet , of St. Francis d'Assisi—St.
Francis, whose sons had rescued the
country from tribal darkness; St.
Francis, to whose special protection
were confided the missions of Alta
Early In the morning of Oct. 4, 1845,
a picturesque procession approached
the old church at Monterey. From
far and near each ranchero brought In
a heavy vehicle drawn by oxen and
heaped high with corn and beans and
As the vehicles and walkers came
nearer, the bells of the church rang
out a glad welcome to its loyal chil-
dren. Then the assemblage knelt
down on mother earth and each heart
•choed the prayer the reverend padre
curved mouth. He did not want to
love a Californian, nor, in fact, any
other woman at present. Love would
interfere with his ambitions.
Yet he answered the call of tho
eyes and his Jips learned more readily
to converse. As a slave to his con-
science he had told Carmenclta that
he had come to this country to make
his fortune, and that, it once gained,
he would return to his own land.
"Oh^it is that tho climate does not
suit you, Benor?"
"The climate Is all right, but "
"It is the people. You do not like
us?" ar.d the dark head went up in the
"You know I like you, but "
"But when you go back to your own
"I'll never go back. Your land shall
be mine, or you will go with me."
"But your fortune, senor? '
"Fortune does not matter. Nothing
matters but you. I want you, you, Car-
mencita. Promise to marry me.
Promise," and he held her close.
"Let me go. Lot me go. When you
make your fortune, senor, then 1 will
marry you. No, no, senor. 111 never
fret wlii"h they withheld from the it
On the Monday previous to Thanks-
giving Rodgers had to start on a trip
to the "vicinity of Santa Cruz, that
would keep him away until Thanks-
giving day itself. In his absence the
preparations for the ball went on.
Thanksgiving night arrived, the ball
i began, and yet Hodgers had not re-
lumed. About 10 o'clock, the voices
around the entrance announced his
I arrival. He seemed almost excited.
! He explained that he had had difflcul
I ty in crossing the Salinas and that
he had rushed for fear of being too
j late for the ball. "As ho does not
dance, that would be a pity," Ramon
; Castro murmured to a neighbor,
j During the following dance, Rod-
j gers telegraphed to Carmenclta's
watchful eyes. When the mu-slc be-
gan she slipped out and met him in
! the moonlit courtyard. "Hold up
j your head," he commanded, and then
: lie twined strings and strings of
pearls around her slender neck. Then
i he caught her to him. "You are mine.
It is Thanksgiving and you are mine."
"But, senor, where—"
Gives More Valuable havc "i«eio*«d as to the pro-
Terms Than Given by the Co-
TO BE RATIFIED SPEEDILY.
United "May Fortify The !.! • And
Washington, Nov. 21. — Tho Hay-
Bunau-Varill.i, isthmian canal treaty
was signed at the residence of Secre-
tary Hay by the secretary anil Philippe
Uunau-Vaiilla, the minister from Tan-
The treaty in its text, cannot be
made public at this moment for two
reasons, first because of the unwritten
law which obliges the state depart-
ment to await the pleasuro of the sen-
ate in the matter of publicity, and
second, because the president lias not
yet determined when the convention
shall be submitted to the senate for
ratification. His present purpose is to
withhold it until there is reasonable
assurance that its consideration will
not obstruct any of the legislation for
which the present special session of
congress has been called. But certain
marry a poor Americano. My own
countryman is different. We do not j "Don't ask anything. You promised
care For money. You are different, i if 1 brought you wealth you would be
Look at Eulalia Gonzales. She mar- i mine. Promise me you will sail v. itli
ried a poor Americano, and now she j me in the White Wings to morrow,
has to work, work, work, and save and j The captain can marry us at sea. and
never have any comfort. All because : at my home you will have hajiplness
her husband wants to save money. | you never dreamed of hero.
No. You mako your fortune and then j me. Promise—"
—you may go homo or you may marry "
visions of the treaty which make it
appear that in its mineral outlines, the
new Ilay-Bunua-Vurilla convention is
patterned upon the Hay-Herron treaty,
instead of a fixed period, however,
this new treaty provides for a perpet-
ual lease of right of way to the United
States and instead of complicated pro-
visions for courts of mixed composi-
' tion, half Ameriean and half Colom-
bian, to administer justice over the
canal strip, the new treaty permits tho
United States government the most
complete jurisdiction thereupon. The
United States may fortify the line and
terminals and may police it with
troops. Then the two terminal cities
of Panama and Colon pass completely
under us, which eventually covers the
isthmus of Panama. Tl.e money con-
sideration is understood to be the same
but Panama instead of Colombia ih to
receive the ten millions of dollars, and
the canal is to be neutral and open to
all nations on even terms. These are
understood to be the terms of tho new
treaty, which are much simpler
form than the failed Hay-Herron
treaty and has been espee.ially drawn
to meet objections urged agaiust tli
NATIONAL CAPITOL IS DRY.
But why that sudden pause in the
Pilgrims' Hall, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
voiced—tho prayer of thanksgiving to
St. Francis for the harvest of the
past year and of petition that he con-
tinue his care by sending early and
When the banner had been escort-
me, if Ramon has not been before-
"He'll never be beforehand. I'll get
the fortune, and you. too."
"Oh, but only this day Ramon has
music. The silence made them both
start. Then from the windows thun-
dered: "That Americano, Rodgers.
Dog of an infidel. He murdered the
padre of tho Mission de Santa Cruz
Nothing In Tlie Hrlnk Lino For Con*
Ki-esHinen Tills Winter.
Wasr.ingtou, Nov. 24.— For the first
time in the memory of the present gen-
eration of congressmen the eapitol of
the United States is "dry" this session
of congress. Legislation enacted by
the last session of congress has made
this an accomplished fact. The other
day a party of congressmen met out-
side the house appropriations room
and in the midst of the greeting some
one proposed they adjourn to tiie res-
taurant for a little refreshment. The
Consternation among the party was
great when they were inforpied that
there would be nothing doing for the
congressmen in the drink line this
Beminiscenscs followed and it de-
veloped that the measure which made
the eapitol prohibition district slipped
through congress partly because every
one was afraid to kill the measure
which came up in the house. The
house committee was afraid to kill it
and it was sent to the senate, which
also refrained from molesting it. be-
cause there were too many watching
its progress. That the bill had becomo
a law did not appeal to the house
members until the other day when
fiiey realized that beverages ot' a spir-
i tuous kind were to be had only in the
Indian* Itcnialn at. Fort Sill.
Washington, Nov. 2.'I.—General Oli-
•r, assistant secretary of war, has
disapproved the proposition made by
General Bates, commanding the de-
partment of the lakes, for the transfer
of the Apache prisoners of war from
the Fort Sill reservation in Oklahoma
to the reservation at Fort Reno, ih the
saine territory, with a view to tiie
utilization of the Fort Sill reservation
for military maneuvers on a large
6calc, frcneral Hates recommending
Fort Sill as an ideal place for army
maneuvers. Secretary Root and As-
sistant Oliver havc reached the conclu-
sion that there is no special occasion
for disturbing the Indians.
Ottawa, Out., Nov. '24.—At tiie be
ginning of the year it was confidently
estimated by those in a position t
spcaU with authority that the mov
nicut of settlers from the United Stat«
to Canada this year would total up
ward of 100,000 persons, but an official
return, just published, shows that tlv
total arrivals in Canada from all qu
ters of the ulobe during the last tc
months were 121,115. Of these 30,000
were from the United States, 47,541
from the British Isles, and the re-
mainder from continental Europe.
Unite Against Union III m.
Racine, Wis., Nov, 24.—Tiie manu-
facturers of this city plan an associa-
tion against unionism. Leading
employers of the cltv met and a local
association was perfected to become a
member of the National Employers'and
Manufacturers' association. The fac-
tories represented were the Case
Threshing Machine company, the Case
I'low works, Fish Brothers* Wagon
company, Slioop Medicine company
and the Higgins Spring works.
Cuban Treutv Effective.
Washington, Nov. 20.—The house in
accordance with tiie rule previously
adopted, took a final vote at the hour
set. By a vising vote of 335 to 21,
passed the bill to mako effective the
Cuban reciprocity treaty. The dis-
nting votes were about equally
divided between republicans and demo-
crats but there was no record vote, the
minority vote having too few votes to
order the yens and nays.
A I'rlest Attacked.
Trinidad, Colo., Nov. 21.—A Catholic
Priest of this city was attacked by a
mob of 200 men and women a Segunda,
a Colorado Fuel and Iron camp, and
severely beaten before he was res-
cued by the officials of the United Mine
Workers. Tho cause of the trouble
was that the priest at a crowded meet-
ing in the Catholic church had urged
the men to return to work.
\V. J. Hill.
Justice of tho
cord, N. C..
proved a very
t fllcient rem-
edy- in my
i mso. 1 usfcd
them for dis-
neys and back-
which I had experience I a great deal
ti trouble and pain. The kidney sc-
ions were very irregular, dark
colored and full of sediment. Tho
ills cloared it all up and I have not
had an ache in my hack since taking
the -last dose. My health generally
improved a great deal." Foster-
Milburn Co.. Buffalo, N Y. For sale
by all dealers, price 50 cents per box.
The tie pest grave won't ulvvays hide
a family skeleton.
Clenr white clothes ore a sign that, tha
hoiiKokoe|>er tinea Hod ('roan Ball Blue.
Large U oi. package, 5 cents.
Some men seem to believe that money
was only made to malic.
Iow'n Moot lit n if Syrnp
iho frnnm, minco* in
tad calk. ~«c a Untie.
It doesn't pay to snub a man who
owes you money.
Class houses of a very substantial
kind can now he built. Sikv.ian glass-
makers are turning out glass bricks
for all sorts of building purposes.
Where Platinum Comes From.
The $2,142,207 worth of platinum .ex-
tracted in the Gortlagodatski district
of Russia last year is practically the
world's supply of that metal.
German inventors have succeeded In
manufacturing paper yarn. We have
had the newspaper yarn variety in this
country for many years.
od back into the church and deposited me on the 8th of December, his fete
asked my father that he may marry and stole the strings of pearls from
the virgin." Carmenclta shivered lier-
at the left of the altar the congre-
gation surged out and a merry scene
With chatter and exclamations mid
infectious laughter, the people moved
about in ever-changing groups. No
one was greeted more warmly than
Don Thomas Larldn, who took this
opportunity of introducing to the
people from the country his latest
protege, Alvi'n Rodgers. The old Cal-
ifornlans accepted the newcomer
warmly, as was their habit. "The
friend of Don Thomas is a friend of
mine. My house is yours whenever
you wish to visit it."
Tho stranger accepted all degrees
of friendliness with the same imper-
turbable calmness, and finally at-
tached himself to the group in which
the Diaz family were chattering.
1 As the vans started, the population
of Monterey scattered to its homes,
accompanied by all the country peo-
ple who could possibly ■ remain over
for the evening's fiesta. Ramon Cas-
tro joiued the Dim group, but had to
content himself with walking with
one of the sons, while Senor Diaz
marched Rodgers off just behind Car-
mencita and Fr'ancisca.
The old senor had taken a fancy
to the young American. In the two
weeks since Rodgers' arrival he had
invited him to his home every day.
With the exception of the father and
Carmoncita, the Diaz family felt un-
comfortable under the coid blue scrut-
iny of the stranger; but, as Callfor-
nlans, they did not withdraw tlieir
hospitable attentions. Carmencita,
feeling tho disapproval of her fam-
ily, showered favors upon him. And
he—well, at first he came to practice
speaking Spanish, and Inter, he came
because he could not keep away. The
brown eyes haunted him when away
from their presence—now mischiev-
ous, now dating, now languishing,
now sparkling, but always impelling
him to gaze into them—into tliem ami
un tha uofUy curved cheek and petal
day and the Virgin's."
"Tieeember! So near! But this is
only October, and November comes be-
tween. There are other fete days be-
sides his. This is your Thanksgiving.
My country has a Thanksgiving in a
few weeks. Then I'll either have
riches or definite promise of riches.
Then I'll claim you. That will be my
As merry voices were heard calling,
"Carmencita, Cita," he whispered,
"Promise me. Promise and seal your
promise so, so, so."
Her affirmative answer was smoth-
ered and they turned to greet their
His employment with Larkin took
him to the different ranches and even
as far north as Pueblo de San .lose.
Here old Don Palomares, in extolling
California over Mexico, said:
"Oh, yes, senor, Mexico has her sil-
ver mines. But who can say that
California has not greater riches?
Perhaps the old padres can tell of gold
fields that the old Indians knew about.
"No, senor. The reverend padres
never divulged any such information.
They had seen how the Indians of
Mexico were enslaved to work in the
mines, and how avarice, awakened by
the desire for silver, had corrupted the
white man. So why introduce a great
curse here in this land of content,
where Ciod sends all that is needed and
where his children live in peace and
in his spirit?"
After this Rodgers cultivated the ac-
quaintance of the different priests on
his routes the padres of Monterey, of
the Pueblo de San Jose and of the
missions of San Jose and Santa Cruz.
His eyes, always stern, grew colder
and keener, and his manners, always
implying superiority, did not tend to
win him personal friendship. How-
ever, as a strange^ and a protege of
Larkin, the padres extended their hos-
pitality ty him—their hospitality, but
nothing more. It was not likely that
iiey would confide to a foreiuner a se-
self out of his arms as the piercing
tones inside continued: "Sancho, the
Indian, saw him while hid in the
sanctuary. He came to tell us, but
the Americano had several hours'
start. Now he's here. Where is he?"
A howl for blood went up as the
whole company jumped for tho door-
ways. The cry roused Carmencita.
"Come." she breathed, and, seizing his
hand, led him running through the
nearest exit. Half a block down the
street they were before their pur-
suers perceived them. Then 3hots
filled the air. At the corner they made
a swift turn and ran directly to the
bay. Carmencita jumped into an old
boat. Rodgers followed and unmoored
it. He seized the oars and made
some distance from the shore. The
pursuers reached the beach. Some
fired wildly, but others boarded a
boat and continued after them. It
was inevitable that they be taken.
Carmencita crept along the boat to
his side and put her arms around
him. "It was my fault, my sin. You
did It for me. I love you. I love
you!" The oars were dropped. His
arms inclosed her. "Don't let them
take us,' she whispered. He sudden-
ly stood erect, with her still in his
arms. Then one bound and the
waters had closed over their bodies.
They never again reached the shores
of Monterey, nor has the sea ever
again given up the treasured pearls.
When he finishes his story, old
Don Antonio always leans back and
"You see why it is I do not appre-
ciate the American Thanksgiving.
There always returns that picture of
the first time we celebrated it."
"Did the padres know of the gold
fields? Who can tell? if they did,
they were wise to withhold the infor-
mation. You see how much harm the
desire for gold works."
"Is it true? Well, I was one of the
pursuera.-Katherine A. Chandler in
San Francisco Call.
KtiDRHH Aftitunl Affairs.
Topeka, Nov. 'Jl.—Within the next
two weeks the actuaries appointed by
Judge lloolc to close up the affairs of
the Kansas Mutual will complete their
work and hand in their report. It
will show that in the four months of the
receivership the assets of the company
havc increased about 84.">,000.
Fighting In .Jolo.
Manila, Nov. 21. —The situation in
Jolo indicates several weclcs of flglit-
ing. The Moros .are in a state of un-
rest. Sixty-live prisoners have escaped
Carrl« Carried Out.
Washington, Nov. 21. — Mrs. Carrie
Nation appeared in the principal role of
a sensational scene at the White House.
Her request to see the president being
refused, she became violent and had to
be taken from the executive offices by
two police officers.
Havana, Nov. 21. -Great satisfaction
is expressed at the news that tiie
United States had by a large majority
nassed the bill for reciprocity with
Signing of Pence
Washington, Nov. 21—Tne • • > bra-
te 1 painting by the Frenc'i j-.rrst,
Char trail, representing tin- s gn • * - ;r of
the protocol of peace between tne Uni-
ted States and Spain has been pre-
sented to the United States government
by H. C. Prick of Pittsburg.
President Suggents CurlU
Washington, Nov. 24.—The Hist sug-
gestion of Mr. Curtis in connection
with the successor to Judge Hook came
from the president. He stated to mem-
bers of the Kansas delegation that he
would like to havc an opportunity to
appoint Curtis, lie repeated the state-
ment later to Mr. Curtis himself, who
promptly replied that lie was not a
candidate, and vroi^d not be, but Cur-
tis is a new element in the case, whicl
uiay hasten an agreement or leave the
whole matter open for the president.
KeHiilted From a Plot.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 24. — Governor
Pcabody has received a message from
Cripple Creel: saying that one man was
killed and seven or eight injured by
an explosion in the Vindicator mine.
Tho governor was informed that the
explosion was not an accident but re-
sulted from a plot on the part of per-
City About Destroyed.
Wasco, Ore., Nov. 21.—A tire here de-
stroyed $134,000 worth of property.
One of the largest stores in the North-
west was destroyed, with tho Wasco
opera house, several business blocks
and some other buildings,
ItiiMHla Will Recognise.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 23.—The offi-
cials of the foreign office say Russia
doubtless will recognise Panama in
due time and will welcome the con*
htruction of a neutral canal ami her
commerce will share in the general
benctit derived therefrom.
Kxpected to Mine Coal
Denver, Colo., Nov. 21.—A;1 tin there
is a prospect that the miners in the
northern Colorado field, from which
tiie supply of coal for domestic use in
Denver is principally derived, will
soon return to work.
T«> Curtail KxpenHe*.
Chicago, Nov. 21.—Three hundred
men employed in making steel tank
cars at the work* of the Standard Oil
company ul Whiting, Ind., have been
discharged. Curtailment of expenses
ib given as the cause.
Out of Goal.
Denver, Nov. lit -Advices from over
the stat • show the situation in many
towns in the state is becoming berioub.
Home Act oT Chnrltj.
TopeU.i, Nov. 10.— Governor Bailey's
Thanlfspivinp proclamation closes with
this: bet each one on that day who
feels that he lias special reasons for
being thankful do some simple act of
charity for some one less fortunate, so
that thanksgiving and gladness may
come from the hearts of all tiie peo-
Mexican Farm Laborers.
Farm laborers in Mexico may be em-
ployed at from 18 to 50 cents a day,
though in many parts of the country
they are very scarce and unreliable.
Minn:iota Governor'; Diaries,
'the Minnesota Historical Society
will publish tho diaries of Alexander
Ramsey, who was Governor of Min-
nesota when it was a territory, was
(.overuor of the Mate during the civil
war and r>■ r'"<■ nt<■ I its people in tho
United States senate.
For Good Lunge.
A Rood lung exercise is t:> hold th#
head up, the -boulders line ] .^1 chest
out; inflate tlie lungs slowly through
the nose until they are qulto full;
hold until you have counted ten_with-
out opening the lips, then exhale
quii-Uy 1:11 the lu are ;i empty of
t ie bad Kir as it is possible to get
ti:":n K' . t::' I1 exercise until you
r ;i e.itint twenty wlic i til. Kings arc
Criticising !'"■ o'a poem "Jerusalem
Delivered," Galileo said: "I am some-
times aghast at the foolish things this
poet sets himself to describe. To my
mind this poet Is poor and miserable
beyond all expression, whereas A;i-
osto is rich, magnificent, admirable.
Eh, Sig. Tasso, you understand noth-
ing of your art. You besmear much
paper and only make in the end pap
Higher Education in Russia.
A young peasant In a village in the
Russian province of Minsk, v.-ho was
trying to educate himself, was arrest-
ed for being in possession of a book
on algebra. The justice of tho peace
before whom lie was brought acquit-
tal him on tho charge of conspiracy
made against liirn by the t slice, but
warned him not to buy books «iiich
tended to make an anarchii t and au-
infidel of him.
What Proper Food Doc: for Beth
Mind and Body.
Physical health, mental health, in-
deed almost everything good on this
earth depend in great measure upon
Without health nothing I' worth
while and health car. be won almost
every time bv proper feeding on tho
scientific food Grape-Nuts.
A California trained nurte proved
tills: "Three years ago i wa taken
very sick', my work as a tiyi::rd nurse
having worn tr.o out both in body and
mind, and medicine failed to relieve
me at all. After seeing a number of
physicians and specialists and g"tting
no relief 1 was very much discouraged
nntl felt that 1 would die of general
nervous and physical collapse
"My condition was so bad I never
Imagined food would help me but on
the advice of a friend I tried Grape-
Nuts. Ti.e first package brought me
so much relief that 1 qrit tho medi-
cines and U: ed Grape Nuts steadily
three times a day. The result was
tliHt within ti months 1 had so com-
pletely regained my strength and
health that I was back nursing again
and 1 feel tho improvement in my
brain power just as plainly as 1 do in
"After my own wonderful experi-
ence with Grape-Nu.s 1 have lecuiur
mended It to my patients with splen-
did success and it has worked wonders
In the cas -s of many invalids whom I
have attended professionally. Namp
given uj Postum 'Co., Hattle Cre4k.
'.,ook In each pi.ekage fur a copy ot
the famous little book "flit Uoad to
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