The Medford Star. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 20, 1905 Page: 2 of 10
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NEW STATE NEWS
It Is saiil a corps of surveyors will
soon arrive at Cornish to locate a
line of the Missouri Pacific railway.
The commercial club of Springfield,
Missouri, visited several towns in the
two territories last week.
The seventh annual meeting of tho
central district medical society met
at South McAlester last week.
The Canadian presbytery of the
Presbyterian church in session at An-
adarko last week voted unanimously
for uniting with the Cumberland
The Christian Endeavor societies
of the twin territories held a two-
days' session in Oklahoma City last
Twenty applicants to register as
pharmacists were examined by the
territorial board of pharmacy at Enid
last week. It will be two weeks be-
fore the papers are examined and an-
nouncement of the successful ones.
The Frisco hotel at Perry, with all
Its contents, burned. The Are result-
ed from the explosion of a lamp. The
property was owend by Stephen Rich-
ardson, and was leased by Robert
Guthrie citizens are now at work
getting plans and arranging for work
to begin on a park. When the city
was originally laid out sixty-five acres
were reserved for a park purpose, and
there is about $r.,ouO in cash ready
for the work.
Property owners of South McAles-
ter have contracted for the paving of
the main street in that town with
vitrified brick. This will be the first
paving to be done at that place.
Harry Oliver, who is said to be
wanted at Springfield, Illinois, upon
the charge of burglarizing a post-
ufflce, was captured near Anadarko
last week on the charge of being a
fugitive from justice.
The cornerstone of the new Odd
Fellows' building at Pond Creek was
laid last, week under the auspices of
the grand lodge.
The Farmers' National hank at Te-
cumseh has been organized, with a
capital stock of J2&.000.
D. M. Halley, brigadier general of
the Choctaw brigade of the United
States Confederate Veterans, Ins an-
nounced the appointment of Mrs. Olc
Cooprnge of McAlester as sponsor to
represent the brigade at the reunion
at. Louisville, Ky., June 14 to 10. She
is empowered to appoint two maids
The dry goods til ore of (ilenn & Co.
of Shawnee was destroyed by fire and
water. Tho loss is $ IT,.000. The rear
doors furnished evidence that the
place had been first robbed and t lien
Among those who participated in
the Methodist conference at Temple
lust week were four Kiowa Indians,
who are Sankadoiie, the one time
medicine man ami war chief of the
Kiowa tribe; Kicking Bird, a Kiowa
with a long record in early day war-
fare; Howard Sankadotie and Jimmie
(Juarton. All of ihose men are preach-
ing 1 he gospel regularly among the
Indian tribes of the southwest, and
they have wide reputations as leaders
among their people.
Carl Bentley, aged 10 year;,, of
Oklahoma City, entered a plea of
guilty to the charge of attempted
criminal assault on a ten-year-old
girl. lie was sentenced to serve
eighteen month In Ihe penitentiary
Wynnewood will soon have electric
lights and waterworks, if the present
plans do not miscarry. An expert is
expected this week to advise in the
matter. At present the city has
neither fire protection nor public
The board of education of Mus-
kogee has asked toe city council to
call an election for the purpose of
voting $75,000 in bonds for school
buildings, hut the town has grown so |
fast that the buildings provided for
will be Inadequate to accommodate
ANOTHER RAISE IN BEEF
Swift & Company Lay the Blams
Upon the Producer
CHICAGO; Prices of beef have
been advanced in every important
market of the' United states.
The consumer Is paying the ad-
vance price, which to him represents
several cents per pound over what he
paid up to ten days ago.
Swift & Co.. Armour ami Nelson
Morris slate that no beef has been
supplied to the retail markets of Chi-
cago or any other market of the coun-
try during the last month and a half,
except ut a loss. Tills, it is declared,
has been partially due to tho fact
that the breeders of stock and Ihe
handlers of range cattle have been
holding back on supply until the grass
of the range becomes nourishing.
Swift & Co., speaking for tho pack-
ing interests, issued the following
"During the last, six weeks the
producers of beef cattle have been re-
ceiving about a dollar advance over
the past prices for choice cattle. This
simply means that tho advance to tho
consumer in prices would be about
f2 on the oue-half of choice cattle
that can be used for food purposes.
The range cattle producer is tin1 mas-
ter of the situation."
NEWSPAPERS ARE BEST
As Advertising Mediums, Nothing
Can Compare With Local Papers
Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr., In the
course of an address before the Now
England Dry Goods association, at its
meeting held recently In Boston, said;
"Without depreciating the value of
any of the good advertising mediums,
for there are many, I wish to state
emphatically, and without qualifica-
tion, that the newspaper is the best,
and cheapest advertising medium for
Ihe retail advertiser, and Is the only
local medium worthy of being called
'indispensable.' I cannot too forcibly
impress upon you the intrinsic value
of newspaper advertising space. 1
base my opinion on t wenty-five years
of actual experience in weighing ad-
A Washington woman was chatting
to Commander Peary, the Arctic ex-
plorer, relative to the Eskimos, and
asked if they had a distinct language.
Mr. Peary replied In the affirmative,
whereupon the butterfly said: "Do
give me an idea of how tho language
sounds. For instance, how would an
Eskimo say 'good morning'?" "He
wouldn't say It." gravely responded
the explorer. "Dear me!" said the
woman. "Are there, then, no social
amenities among the Eskimos?" "On
the contrary," said Peary, "they are
a comparatively polite people, but as
in the country where they abide they
would have occasion to use the ex-
pression only once a year they have
no words equivalent to it."
HAVE NO REDRESS
Anti-Discrimination Law Too Narrow
for Business Men
EMPORIA, KAS.: Dennis Madden,
an Emporia attorney who was hired
by the Business Men's association of
Cottonwood Falls to start a case
against the Standard Oil company for
alleged discrimination ugainst the
people of Chase county', has an-
nounced that the anti-discrimination
Jaw passed by the last legislature is
too narrow and lhat Ihe association
has tio redress. The law covers dis-
crimination against competitors, but
makes no provisiou for discrimin-
at ion between the producers and the.
dealers. Oil at Cottonwood Falls
sells for twenty-five cents, while at
Emporia the retail price is thirteen
Persons interested in Ihe mining
properties near Poteau are going aftei
DETERMINE THEIR RIGHTS
Intermarired Applicants for Enroll-
ment Must Take Part in Suit
MUSKOGEE: The court of claims
of Indian Territory has ordered that
intermarried white persons, who are
applicants for enrollment in the
Cherokee nation, must be represented
before the court and become parties
to the suit which is now pending, to
determine the rights of these inter-
married persons to citizenship. A
recent act of congress required that
the court of claims make final dispo-
sition of the case, subject to the su-
preme court of the United States.
There are fully 3,000 persons who
should affix their names to the suit
as plaintiffs, and only about 1,000 of
these have done so.
A Guthrie newspaper is having con-
siderable fun over a story started by
It and taken up by the press gener-
ally that Oklahoma City elected &
negro to office at Ihe recent election.
Such is not Ihe case, however, as all
officials are of the Caucausian race.
W. A Wright. accused of luring
William Slatteriv into the Wichita
mountains and murdering him for his
team of horses, has been removed to
Guthrie from the county jail at Ho-
bart. I nited States Attorney Speed ,
derided that as the murder was com-,
milted on an Indian reservation, it
was properly a federal case.
Seventy five farmers and El Reno
i m hare petitioned the county com-
t ii. -loners t. keep the jail off the
(imr' hous grounds at El Reu
The Presbyterian board of missions
ot the southwest will hold its annual
meeting at Muskogee this year. April
2n and 20. The program for the meet-
ing has not been arranged, but sever-
al prominent speakers will attend.
Dr. Thomas, a returned missionary
from l-a<k will lecture on that coun-
Melon Growers Are Organizing
GUTHRIE: Several charters for
melon growers' associations have
been taken out during the past f^w
weeks. One of the large associations
is the Greer County Melon Growers'
association, whose members have
agreed to plant an aggregate of sev
enty acres of melons.
A meeting of cotton growers wilt
be held at Chandler May Gtli to dis-
cuss matters looking to control of
price* and kindred subjects.
BY MARY DEVEREUX
IVITH ILLUSTPATION5 BY DON C. WILSON
(CoffrigAt, fy i ifffe, SretYT). antf Company)
Lnfitte, after tho departure of Gen.
La Roche, permitted himself the sol-
of tarrying an hour or so longer,
although he exchanged scarcely half
a dozen words with Mademoiselle do
Cazeneau, as they, with Lazalie and
Harold Stewart, sat otf the broad ver-
He was unaccountably anxious and
depressed; there semed to be some-
thing in the air about him that set
his nerves aquiver, and filled him with
It was after three o'clock when,
with a reluctance of which his manner
gave no hint, Lafitte rose and signi-
fied that lie must, be going.
"Will you not come again Roon."
asked Lazalie, a new wlstfulucss
showing in her face and voice, as he
extended his hand to her.
Lafitlo's only reply was a smile:
nnd turning to say adieu to Mademoi-
selle de Cazeneau, he saw that she
had left the veranda, and was stand-
ing on the lawn, some little dlstanoe
from the house.
She was looking off toward the
woods, and said, as I.afitte paused be-
side her, "There is the man from
whom grandpere rented Kanauhana.
sitting under a tree with his gun.-'
"He expects lo see mo before I go.
and is waiting for the opportunity,"
Lafitte explained, his voice softening
as it always did when addressing her.
The violet eyes and the dark ones
looked into each other: then a shape-
ly brown hand possessed itself gent
iy of a small white one.
"Oh, Captain Jean, I am so sorry—
so very sorry! Will you not. say thai j
you forgivo me?"
She spoke impulsively, in a half '
whisper, and the other small hand
was now laid over the back of the ■
Her look and words, the faint pre;- j
sure of her fingers, sent a wild joy j
through his veins.
"God in heaven bless you for (hot
fleet of vessels apparently going down
the gulf. While the boat sailed down
tho island's shore the smoke against
the southwest sky showed more dense,
and Baptistine, pointing to it, said
"That smoke looks to be not innocent
camp-fire nor chimney smoke, my cap-
Lafitte was about to reply, when
the boat came ahreaBt of an opening
In the trees, through which some of
the buildings were seen to be on fire.
A chorus of exclamations and exe-
crations broke from Baptistine and
the crew, and one of the latter cried
out, "This is the work of those cursed
t I^afitte raised his hand to command
"Yonder vessels did it, rather than
the English," he said, in a voice husky
with rage, as he pointed to the dis-
"And they are flying the United
States flag!" shouted another of the
crew, who had taken the spyglass
lying near him and was looking
"Shall we venture to land, my cap-
tain?" ventured Baptistine.
"Draw closer," said Lafitte, turning
to the crew, who were staring with
fury-filled eyes at the seemingly de-
serted island. "Draw closer, and I
will signal. But be in readiness lo
turn about, in case I wish to head
for Shell Island."
He waited until the boat was nearer
the shore, ami then, arching a hand
over his lips, sent a water-bird's shrill
call ringing out twice over the water.
Not ten second passed when a simi-
lar call came from the island, follow-
ed by. the appearance of a figure upon
the edge of the timber.
1* was Nato, who waved his arms
wildly and came scrambling down to
In a most disjointed fashion and
accompanied by hysterical sobbing,
Naio told all that he knew of a story
which, for bad faith and harsh pro-
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"Adieu, and God's angels keep you."
Words. Only there can never lie any
forgiveness between us, save as you
may give me Heaven, by forgiving
me. Try and trust me. child. Try
and believe that I am not the monster
you have thought me. Do this, and
you can save me from what has been
an earthly hell."
She looked startled, but the glad
light showing in her eyes was assur-
ance that, she was not offended by his
passionat e pleading.
"Adieu, now," he whispered, bend-
ing so close that his breath stirred
tho bright hair rippling over her fore-
head. "Adieu, and God's angels keep
you. I hope to see you soon again.'
He was gone, but her hands still
tingled from his close touch and his
low, tense voice still thrilled her ears.
With a joyously beating heart that
made her inclined to weep as well
as sing, the girl ascended with fleet
steps lo tile veranda and fled to her
room, locked the door and threw her-
self upon the bed.
She was laughing, but with tears
crowding lo her throat, and trying to
get Into her eyes, where, for appear-
ai.ce's sake, she did not care to have
She did not ask herself why it was,
what it meant, or what it might mean,
to her life. She knew only a half-
delirious joy. such as never before
hail come to her.
Ah, how (as she now admitted to
herself) she had missed him out of
her life—her brave, handsome Cap-
tain Jean! How she had missed his
chivalrous, protecting friendship—the
latent strength and decision showing
in all he did and said! How she had
missed the gentleness and reverence
with which he always addressed her
—the kindly deeds he was always
striving to do for her.
• * • •
The sun was nearly two hours high
on the following day when Ihe boat
bearing I-alltte back to Grande Terre
stole out from the wooded mouth of
Looking toward Ihe island. I.afitte
noticed an unusual volume of smoke
lingering above the tree tops, and
wondered why the men had so much
fire at this hour of the day. Then,
turning his eyes lo the east, he saw a
ceilure, has few equals in history.
Early that morning soldiers from
several vessels had descended upon
Grande Terre. There had been des-
perate fighting, and all the Baratari-
ans who were not now lying dead on
the bluff above had been carried off
Nato, Juniper and Scipio had lied
from the stockade to the thicker'
woods and more impenetrable part of
the island; but. they became separated
and the boy had seen nothing more
of his companions.
"Dey was dose Britishers, Marse
Cap'n." he declared between his sobs,
and digging his fists into his eyes.
"What wa3 the color of their
coats?" Lafitte asked of the boy.
"Dey wore blue coats, Marse
"As I thought," said Lafitte calmly,
turning to his men. "No British ene-
my has dealt us this blow; it was the
governor of Louisiana."
He then started up the bluff, the
othes following, with Nato bringing
up the rear.
Inside the stockade were many
signs of a fearful hand-to-hand fight.
The house of the Lafittes was unharm-
ed, although there were indications of
its having been set on fire; but the
flames appeared to have died out of
There was nothing more to be done
at Barataria. All the men, save Bap-
tistine and his crcw, appeared to have
been killed or captured; the buildings
were burned or despoiled; the vessels
taken. Lafitte, therefore, putting
aside as best he could all emotion
and anxiety, gathered what was left
of his portable property, and, with
Baptistine and his crew, together
with Nato, Juniper, Scipio (the latter
two having, late in the day. come
from their hiding place in the woods),
took his way to Shell Island.
The older negroes could tell him
little more than Nato-liad already re-
lated. Neither could they give him
any information bearing upou Pierre's
fate. There was left only the hope
that he,had escaped to Shell Island,
where he might be found, alive at
least, if not unhurt.
But in this Lafitte was disappointed.
Pomlnique-You and some of his men
baa escaped; but tho former had stea
Pierre, who appeared to bo wounded,
carried to a boat, and taken out td ihu
it was not until some time after this
that Laltue gathered a renaolo ac-
count of the aftair, and knew uie rea-
son for ttils murderous descent upon
Barataria. Tho tacts were these:
Beluche bad been received ami-
cably by Governor Claiborne, who,
alter reading l.ahtte's letter, setting
forth in detail tho recent oiler from
the English, listened to all the Bara-
tariati messenger had to say, and in-
formed him that ho must, before de-
ciding upon a reply, cousult with cer-
tain other officials. He then, however,
while treating Beluche and Lopez
with pertect courtesy, held them as
The conference, in pursuance of in
vitations similar to that received by
Gen. La Roche, was held promptly;
and a large majority of its members
having relused to believe the truth ol
Lafltte's statements, Governor Clai-
borne, although himself in favor of
accepting the Baratarian proposition,
allowed the others to over-rule bim.
.The decision was, however, kept
from the knowledge of Lafltte's mes-
sengers, as was also the fact that a
large armed force was quickly organis-
ed to descend upon Grande Terre.
More bitter than ever before were
Lafltte's thoughts that night and the
following day. All seemed hopeless—
so hopeless that., as he reviewed the
situation, he became stunned beyond
all ability to feel the rage which at
another time would have been likely
lo control him.
But, true to his nature, he did not
permit himself to be overwhelmed
by the great disaster and sorrow that
had come upon him. A trusty messen-
ger had been dispatched at once to a
point not far from New Orleans,
where were tboso to be relied upon
for the latest news from the city; and,
upon the third day after the attack
upon Grande Terre, the messenger
returned with information that de-
termined Lafitte to proceed there at
Pierre was at New Orleans, In gaol,
wounded; some said mortally, otners
declared he was dying.
Wrapped .in a long, dark cloak,
with the broad brim of his hat mak-
ing a deeper shadow over his face,
Lafitte, as he stepped aboard the craft
that was to convey him from Shell
Island, looked a commanding figure of
The men were reluctant to see their
leader going into New Orleans, but
none of them dared express this feel-
ing in words, except as they talked
"If any harm comes to him we'd
better joiu the English, and help burn
New Orleans," said one, as they
watched Lafltte's boat pulled up the
"Caramba!" growled a Spaniard.
"It is lo the cutting of the illustrious
Senor Governor's throat I would pre-
fer to give my attention.
"So would I," declared a Yankee,
lounging next to the last speaker. "It
is tho governor's fault that Grande
Terre was attacked. Captain Lafitte
"Aye, wo all know that," affirmed
several voices, and Nato, unable to en-
dure the hint of harm coming to his
master, rose from his place on the
edge of the group and stole away tc
join Scipio and Juniper, who were
sitting by themselves before the dooi
of T^afitte's cabin.
But here he found the same topic
under discussion, for Scipio was say
lng to the younger negro, as if in re
ply to an assertion the latter hac
made. "Zey all so—dam! Zey Anglaist
an' zey 'Merican. bose so—dam! Yo
Juniper, ef zat le capitalne he comf
back nevvair, den yo' bettair run-
vamose avay, lok de diable. Zey gil
yo' to choke wiz rope roun' yo' neck,
ef zat yo lose dey protection of le
(To be continued.)
Representative Kehoe of Kentucky
tells of a considerate judge in his
state who passed a sentence on a man
convicted of murder. Tho judge said:
"Mr. Dodson, the jury says you are
guilty of murder, and the law says
you are to be hanged. It is my "wish
that you and all your friends on the
river to know that it is not I who
condemns you; It is the jury and the
law, Mr. Dodson. At what time, sir,
would you like to be hanged?"
The prisoner made answer that il
was a matter of indifference to him,
and that ho was prepared to be swung
off at. any time. The judge continued:
"Mr. Dodson, it is a serious matter
to be hanged. It can't happen to a
man but once in life, unless the rope
should break before the neck is broke,
and you had better take all the time
you can. But since it makes no dif-
ference to you, you may hang four
weeks from to-day at 12 noor., but
ycu may have a good dinner
Engineers Find Bearings in Fog.
"When I was a guard," said Mr.
Richard Bell. M. P.. yesterday, "I
could sit in my van witn my eyes shut
and tell where Ihe train was at any
moment. Working one section contin-
uously one gets to learn the rythmic
song of the road and how it varies at
each signal box. station, curve, gra-
dient. tunnel and bridge.
"The sixth sense, which is more
than mere hearing, is of the utmost
value to a driver during fog. Denied
the use of his eyes, he still does not
'lose his way' when he is on a familiar
"A driver cannot learn a new road
when he is stoking, which should oc-
cupy all his time. He should always
be allowed to travel as third man on
the footplate, unfettered by work, and
in two or three days, by keeplna his
eyes and ears open, be would learn
the road."— Ixindon Daily Mall.
Effort to Quiet the Peasants May Make
creates special commission.
The Creation of This New Commis
sion Sounded the Knell of the Old
Witte Commission, Which Is Simul-
St. Petersburg. April 17.—The lm-
l>erial rescript addressed to the Min-
ister of Interior Boullgan, creating
a special commission under his presi-
dency to discuss conditions under
peasants' tenure of lands, touched
on the grave perils involved In the
spreading peasant agitation, which
threatens not only the big estates but
Iho imperial domains. The instruc-
tions in the rescript to work out a
system clearly marking off peasant
land from the land of other owners,
'' in order to Inculcate in the people
a perception of property ownership,''
amounts to an imperial refutation of
the stories current among the peas-
ants that the emperor had decreed a
new division of the land. It is fear-
ed, however, it may have exactly the
contrary effect to the one desired
among tho ignorant peasantry, and
that shrewd agitators will bo able
to employ the rescript, bearing up-
on the general subject of the Increase
of peasant lands as being a confirma-
tion instead of a denial of the re-
ports that the agitators had previous-
ly circulated about the emperor's In-
tention to re-distfict the land. Two
methods of relief are proposed by the
rescript—the purchase of additional
land by the aid of a peasants' bank
and the colonization of Siberia.
The creation of the new commis-
sion sounded ihe knell of the old
Witte commission, which is simul-
taneously abolished. M. Witte's com-
mission, which was of a much broad-
er character covering all 'questions
relating to peasant administration,
created a tremendous stir two years
ago, being the signal for much of
(he outspoken criticism of the pre
ent regime on the part of the cmst
vos. An immense amount of ma-
terial was collected by the commis
sion, hut its work became so confus
ed ami accomplished so little that its
passing away has aroused no regret.
But the supplanting of one commis-
sion by another serves to emphasize
the criticism of the liberals in re
gard to the futility of reforms con-
ducted by bureaucratic commissions.
The government claims, however,
that as the work of the new commis-
sion is being restricted solely to the
question of devising means for sup-
plying the peasants with additional
land it should speedily accomplish
something. Nevertheless, in quar
ters familiar with the situation among
the peasants, serious doubts are ex
pressed as to whether the rescript
will have an appreciable effect in al
laying the Agrarian agitation.
TWENTY ROUNDS TO DRAW.
Benny Yanger and Tommy Mowatt
Fought at Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo, Mich, April 17.—Benny
Yanger and Tommy Mowatt fought
twenty rounds to a draw before more
than 0,000 persons. The first round
was Yanger's, but after that Mowatt.
took the lead and maintained it to
the end of the fight. Neither fighter
sustained much punishment. Yanger
displayed great caution throughout,
the fighting, surpassing his opponent
in this respect. Mowatt did more
leading, especially in the last dozen
rounds. The men mixed frequently
and the referees were busy most of
the time parting the boxers.
Victory Between the Archbishop and
the Auxiliary Displeases.
Rome, April 15.—The Vatican au-
thorities are greatly annoyed about
the dispute between Mgr. Chapelle.
archbishop of New Orleans, and Mgr.
Broderick, formerly auxiliary bishop
of Havana, and their attempts to
avoid the decision of the Vatican, to
which they agreed when in Rome,
namely to abandon respectively the
delegation of the Antilles and the
auxiliary bishopic of Havana, now
that the decision is definitely con
firmed, and also the withdrawal from
Mgr. Broderick of the mission to urge
the collection of Peter's pence. In
Btead Mgr. Broderick will have an a!
lowance of ftOO monthly from his in-
come at Havana. If he continues to
protest, it is added at the Vatican, his
titular bishopric of Giuliopolis will be
To Raise Sunken Warship.
Tokio, April 14.—The navy depart
ment is preparing to ask tenders for
the raising and sale of the sunken
Russian warships at Port Arthur.
Arbitration Treaties Approved.
The Hague. April 17.—The second
chamber of the states general ap
proved the arbitration treaties be-
tween the Netherlands and Denmark.
Erance and Great Britain.
Great Loss of Life.
Ixindon, April 17.—A dispatch from
Lncknow to the Standard says it is
reported there that a second earth-
quake has wrecked Sultanpur. prov-
ince of Oudh, and Kalu, province of
Punjab, and that there has been
greet loss of life.
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