The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1906 Page: 7 of 8
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- O. maiden fair, the world grows old,
O, maiden fair, the winds blow cold;
O, maiden, give me your hands to hold,
Let s never mind the weather!
Th& tree-boughs may be gaunt and bare,
But warmth is in your red-gold hair,
And in your eyes— there's mischief there!
Let s live and laugh together!
Let's live and laugh together, maid;
And walk life's ways ail unafraid;
Though cold the wind by wood and glade
No wintry circumstances
Can bring a chill betwixt us two;
Love makes all skies seem fair and blue,
And blossoms nod begemmed with dew
Beneath love's necromancies!
O. niaid, the snow diifts high, you wis;
O, maid, I hear the north wind hiss;
O. maid, give me your lips to kiss!
Let's brighten up the weather
With love! the leaves that gust along
Shall we wee birds on wings of song;
In rhvthm life shall glide along
Whilst we twain love together.
—J. M. Lewis, In Houston Post.
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(Copyright, 1906, by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
The sloping vineyards along Ontario
were lightly veiled in the mists of
Indian Bummer. In the air was that
languorous warmth that steals Into
the veins and lulls the brain to dreams
and reminiscence. The giant cataract
could be heard faintly, a drowsy, dis-
tant hum of monotony—a sound that
seemed to pervade everything and
reach the bewildered brain, strangely
associated with the heavy odor of
grapes, full ripe j the rich clusters
Hanging everywhere, so harmonized
with the amethystine haze in which
the whole scene was bathed, that the
mind was some way dulled to exter-
nals, like a muffled drum, and, yield-
ing to the soothing enchantment of
all about it, yet failed to distinguish
clearly between sound and smell and
It is only by some such psychologi-
cal analysis, whether scientific or not,
that an explanation can be found for
the startling fact that Fanchette. go-
ing home from the day's picking, al-
lowed Ponpon the jester, the clown,
the great laughing roystering Ponpon,
to imprint upon her pretty, upturned,
scarlet lips, a kiss, thinking all the
while it was Antoine.
And such a kiss! A group of gay
young girls turned at the sound, only
to see the demure Fanchette, blushing
to be sure, but smiling in serene un-
I consciousness of the fact that it was
Ponpon who had slipped up behind her
and tipped her chin back, as Antoine
sometimes did, when he was not too
serious. An old man gathering sticks
raised himself at the sound, only to
see Ponpon's laughing face disappear
among the bushes at the side of the
road. A little bird heard the sound
and burst into a joyous song. A tall
girl, with eyes like blackberries, com-
ing around a turn in the path behind
them, heard it and saw, too, the whole
performance, and her heart leaped ex-
"So, that it the way when Antoine
is not here! Oh, these demure little
turtle doves!" and she turned back
to wait for Antoine.
When he came up Ponpon was hang-
ing over him, casting all manner of
jibes at him.
"You have excellent taste, Antoine.
f\ swear her little chin is as soft as
ze breast of le perdrix." He burst
into a loud guffaw. "Here Is La Grlg-
Fanchettc entered the vine-covered
cottage and kissed her mother with
the happiest of faces.
"Ah, my little Mignon, I see you
have made up your quarrel of last
night with Antoine."
"Yes, mamma, he slipped up behind
me as I was walking home—O, maia-
ma, it was so good of him. I know
I was in the wrong last night and I
shall tell him so when he comes to-
But Antoine did not come. The
next day Fanchette noticed a differ-
ence in the way the girls treated her.
Such a kiss!
non"—he had given the dark eyed girl
this nickname because she was tail as
a maypole, and it had stuck because
she was pretty as one—"she will tell
you; she saw Fanchette kiss me"
"Yes, and 1 think it is outrageous
r Ponpon was not prepared for this,
as he had no idea anyone had seen
him, and had called I-a Grignon into
it only to tease Antoine. So he quick-
ly ran ofT to join anotner group. But
Antoine was silent and his companion
had no chance to poison ore mind
against her rival.
The silence was intolerable.
She was continually finding herself
left out of the little groups that work-
ed and chatted merrily among the
fragrant vines. Antoine did not come
near her all the morning, and, when
he passed her later in the day, looked
Day after day of the balmy Indian
summer passed away and Fanchette,
no longer in doubt of the world's in-
justice went about her work with a sad
little heart. What had she done? One
of the younger girls had just made
an unkind remark about her little
blue bodice with the red eyelets tnd
laces. Of course It was different from
the dresses of the Canadian girls for
she had brought It with her from
France, but they had all admired it at
first. Poor Fanchette! She knew noth-
ing of the world as yet. She could
One day, late in October, she was
sitting on the stone wall, her eyes oft
across the valley and her thoughts in
far-off Gascony, when Ponpon came up-
"Poor Fanchette!" he said banter-
ingly, "she Is ze last of her illustrious
race and it makes her to mourn. Come,
iet me kiss away that sad look."
"I hate you! I hate you! I hate
everybody!" she burst forth.
"Fanchette! Dear little Fanchette.
This Is serious. Tell Ponpon." He was
not jesting now.
Fanchette only shook her head and
winked the tears back. For a long
iime the good hearted fellow who had
worked all the mischief regarded her
in silence, then, unwilling to leave
without a word said:
"You will save Ponpon a dance to-
The girl shook her head.
"Fanchette! Do not be so Ill-tem-
"I'm—I'm not going," sobbed poor
"Not going? Not going to the beeg
party that the boss gives us. Why,
there will be dances, and games, and
jack-'o-lanterns. Not going to the hal
lowc'en party? Fanchette! Fanchette!
If you do rot hold the water in your
mouth you can never get married "
But the girl wouldn't smile and poor
Ponpon went away sad of heart. "But
sh;^ shall go." he said, and with the
aid cf Fancbette's mother he finally
. persuaded her to go at the last minute
because she saw she would have to
;ive an excuse ani none: only
that everybody hated her, which seem-
Of course her appearance, and with
Ponpon, set the busy tongues wag-
ging; and her tall rival hit upon a
merry plan that all the girls applaud-
ed. They would send poor timid Fan-
chette into the great empty barn where
they had fixed up the big swing like a
ghost swaying back and forth in the
darkness, and when she screamed they
would all have a good laugh. But Pon-
pon got wind of it, and, as he was
tying the blindfold over her eyes, whis-
pered, "Courage, Fanchette, I have
fixed a surprise for you."
The crowd gathered about the low-
er door, as the girl slowly mounted
the ladder. As she removed the band
age and saw the grinning pumpkins
and the great ghost she could not sup-
press a little gasp in spite of Ponpon's
"courage." The silence was intoler
able and she thought she must scream
"Fanchette," exclaimed a voice.
"Antoine!" She ran toward the
ghost and threw herself into Antoine's
After they had sat swinging bliss
fully together for some minutes, Fan
chette said, "Antoine, I was In the
wrong when we quarreled; I forgive
you for saying so."
It was easier to forgive than to ask
forgiveness and much more satisfac-
"But, Fanchette," said Antoine in
his most serious tone, "it was very
wrong of you to kiss Ponpon."
"I? I never thought of such a
thing. Who said I kissed Ponpon?"
"Now Antoine, I have just forgiven
you. Don't make me angry again. I
tell you I never, never, never kissed
Ponpon, and nothing will make me
say I did, so there. Come on, I'm hun-
gry. Take me out of this dark place."
AS HETTY GREEN TOLD STORY.
She Had Not a High Opinion of Hon.
When the Hoyt will case' was on
trial in New York the Hon. Joseph H.
Choate, as everybody knows, was one
of the great lawyers engaged in it.
Among the witnesses on the side
Mr. Choate was opposing was Mrs.
Hetty Green. It was a field day when
she took the witness stand. The ob-
ject was to find out from her what
had passed between her and Irene
Hoyt at a certain conversation respect-
ing the bringing of the suit. Mr.
Choate vehemently objected to this
conversation being given by Mrs.
Green and fought viciously to keep
her from telling what had passed. Dur-
ing the whole wrangle she sat grimly
in the witness box, her shabby old
bonnet askew, while she clutched her
rusty hand-bag. At last after a tough
fight, the Court stated that the ques-
tion might be asked of Mrs. Green in
"What passed between you and
Miss Hoyt relative to the bringing of
"I object," shouted Mr. Choate,
noting an exception.
And then it was that Mrs. Green
snapped out: '"Irene Hoyt told me
she meant to bring suit and I said to
her, 'Irene, if ever you let that old
buzzard, Joe Choate, get his hand in
your pocket you won't have a dollar
All the lawyers engaged in the case
had champagne for luncheon that day
and Mr. Choate paid for it.—New
Made a Speedy Recovery.
On one of the visits of the Amer
ican fleet to English waters, Admiral
Erben, now retired, was in command,
with Capt. Alfred T. Mahan, the
writer on naval affairs, as his flag
One morning Capt. Mahan came to
his admiral with an Invitation to dine
with a duke.
"I can't accept this," said Capt.
Mahan, "as they forgot to invite you."
"I should say you couldn't," growled
the admiral. "I'll answer for you."
Whereupon the admiral wrote:
"Admiral Erben, U. S. navy, regrets
that Capt. Mahan, his flag captain,
cannot accept the invitation of the
Duke of Blank. Capt. Mahan is on
the sick list."
An hour or so later a messenger
from the duke returned with invita-
tions for the admiral and the captain.
Whereupon the admiral wrote again:
"Admiral Erben accepts with pleas-
ure the invitation for Capt. Mahan and
himself. He wishes also to advise
the Duke of Blank that he has taken
Capt. Mahan ofT the sick list."—New
DATES LEFT BLANK
INDIANS ARE BEING INDUCED TO
SIGN DOCUMENTS WITHOUT
DATES BEING MADE
COULD NOT KEEP UP
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OF NOTARIES, TOO
Cherokee Land Dealers Made Desper-
ate Effort to be on Ground Floor—
Dates May be Supplied After Re-
strictions Are Removed
MUSKOGEE: It now develops that
there are hundreds of deeds being
made in the Cherokee nation in an-
ticipation of future legisation giving
the Indian the light to transfer his
land, though he cannot do so now,
and such a transaction is void. These
deeds are made with no date, but
otherwise they are complete In every
detail, even''to the signature of the
Indian and the acknowledgment of the
The other day a man went into the
offices of the Dawes commission and
laid some of these deeds before Mr.
Beall, the acting commissioner, and
asked to be allowed to compare them
with the records of the Indian allot-
ments in order to determine if the de-
scription was correct. These deeds
had been made evidently as a bona
fide sale by the Indian, but there was
nowhere in the entire document a
date. Even the acknowledgment of
the notary was without date, though
otherwise it was regular.
It is apparent that the persons buy-
ing land in this way manage in some
way to get the Indian to agree to sell
and keep him under obligations to
them. They then get a deed signed,
with the expectation of placing these
deeds on record the moment the law
removing restrictions from the Indian
becomes operative. They evidently
promise to fill in the dates themselves,
as the -instrument would be void if
dated prior to the effectiveness of the
law removing restrictions.
There is no way to stop such trans-
actions as these so long as notaries
can be found who are willing to make
such acknowledgments. The only way
to get at them would be through the
federal courts. Such cases as these
have led to the courts taking action to-
wards raising the standard of notaries
public. Judge Lawrence made a rul-
ing along this line recently. It is be-
lieved that the grand juries will be
given special instructions on the same
subject in the future, and that a cru-
sade will be started to put an end to
the shady work that is being done by
Broken Down, Like Many Another
Woman, with Exhausting Kidney
Mrs. A. Taylor, of Wharton, N. J.i
says: "I had kidney trouble in its
most painful and severe form, and the
torture I went
through now seems to
have been almost un-
bearable. I had back-
aches, pains in th,e
side and loins, dizzy
spells and hot, fever-
ish headaches. There
were bearing - down
pains, and the kidney
secretions passed too
frequently and with a
burning sensation. They showed sed-
iment. I became discouraged, weak,
languid and depressed, so sick and
weak that I could not keep up. As
doctors did not cure me I decided to
try Doan's Kidney Pills, and with
such success that my troubles were
all gone after using eight boxes, and
my strength, ambition and general
health is fine."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
It is cheerful to note that there are
a few defaulters who have never been
Sunday school superintendents.
2ures Rheumatism and Catarrh-
Medicine Sent Free.
Sen3 no money—simply write and
try Botanic Blood Balm at our ex-
pense. Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.)
kills or destroys the poison in the
blood which causes the awful aches in
back and shoulder blades, shifting
pains, difficulty in moving lingers, toes
or legs, bone pains, swollen muscles
and joints of rheumatism, or the foul
breath, hawking, spitting, droppings
in throat, bad hearing, specks flying
before the eyes, all played out feeling
of catarrh. Botanic Blood Balm has
cured hundreds of cases of 30 or 40
years' standing after doctors, hot
springs and patent medicines had all
failed. Most of these cured patients had
taken Blood Balm as a last resort. It
is especially advised for chronic, deep-
seated cases. Impossible for any one
to suffer the agonies or symptoms of
rheumatism or catarrh while or after
taking Blood Balm. It makes the
blood pure and rich, thereby giving a
healthy blood supply. Cures a.r« per-
manent and not a patching up. Drug
stores, $1 per large bottle. Sample of
Blood Balm sent free and prepaid,
also special medical advice by describ-
ing your trouble and writing Blood
Balm Co., Atlanta. Ga.
It takes a born diplomat to disguise
the truth so k. wouldn't be able to
i recognize Itself in a mirror.
-that Allcock's are the original and only
genuine porous plasters; all other so-called
porous plasters are imitations.
Better be a noble man without
schooling than ignble with great
Shawnee Is Prepared to G!ve Men of
Means a Hearty Welcome
SHAWNEE: Early in April an ex-
cursion train, carrying about fifty
capitalists from Chicago and cities in
Iowa. Minnesota and Wisconsin, will
come over the Santa Fe on a tour of
inspection of Oklahoma, Indian Ter-
ritory and Texas. A meeting of the
board of directors of the chamber of
commerce was held for the purpose of
considering plans for entertaining the
excursionists while in this city. The
secretary was instructed to advise
them that the city would be pleased
to have them make a visit to Shawnee,
and as soon as the schedule is known
further arrangements will be made.
A Question for the Court
MUSKOGEE: A suit has been filed
in the United States court here to
compel Indian Agent Kelsey to pay
over to the heirs of David Grayson
nearly $8,000 in accumulated royalty
on coal that has been taken from the
allotment of the deceased allottee.
The Indian agent says he has the
money, and is willing to turn it over,
but the courts must decide to whom
Save Your Lungs.
Don't neglect that (£)ugh. One pair
of lungs Is all you'll ever have—
treat them well. Simmons' Cough
Syrup will soothe and strengthen
them, stop the cough and give you
a chance to sleep In peace.
Many things are not taught at school
at the present day because they are
declared to be obsolete, and some of
us suspect that table manners are
among them. If not, how are we to
account for the ungraceful manipula-
tion of knife and fork that we witness
so frequently, and the misuse of table-
ware generally, which Is at times al-
most barbaric?—Lady's Pictorial.
"When he goes to a Liberal meet-
ing he is a Liberal, and when he goes
to a Tory meeting he is a Tory," said
a voter's wife to a canvasser. "But,"
queried the canvasser, "what is he
when he is at home?" and the lady
gave the unexpected reply: "When he
is at home he is a nuisance."—Lon-
ABOVE DANGER POINT
Young Brother's Time Will Come
She had been for a drive with a
young man friend, and when she re-
turned she was glowing with excite-
"Oh,. dear, mother," she cried,
"Tom and I had the very narrowest
escape from an awful accident! The
horse very nearly bolted. We were
going through Swan Lane, when all
of a sudden a pheasant got up from
the hedge and frightened the horse,
and If Tom hadn't made a dash for
"Eh?" said her youngest brother,
suddenly. "How's that? Why wasn't
he holding them?"
And it took at least five minutes to
Old Father of Waters Has About All
He C3n Carry Without Spilling
WASHINGTON: The whole of the
country west of the Mississippi river,
is according to reports to the weather
bureau, experiencing the effects of the
prevailing storm with temperatures
below the average for this time of the
! year. There have been heavy rains
; in the south and snow in the north.
The storm began Sunday night in the
1 south and extended into New England.
New York, the lower lake region and
! the upper Ohio valley, where the rain
! turned Into snow.
The rivers in the states of Mississ-
ippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Caro-
, linas are bank full, and stages above
the danger line are expected soon in
a majority of the big waterways.
Mrs. Addle Homrlghouse, assistant
. territorial librarian, has gone to
Jamestown. Va., where she will be
coanected with the Jamestown exposi-
tion until its close. She represented
Oklahoma at the Portland exposition,
and also represented the territory in
| various capacities at the St. Louis j
Ancient Military Leaders.
Plutarch relates that when Hanni-
bal was asked who were the greatest
military leaders in the world's his-
tory, he gave the first place to Pyr-
rhus, the second to Scipio, his own
conqueror, himself taking third place.
There is always an odor of heaven
In the home where kindly deeds and
Age gets more respect for its gray
hairs than for its baldness.
The decollete gown is all right so
far as It goes.
Here’s what’s next.
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