The Cushing Herald. (Cushing, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, October 13, 1899 Page: 1 of 4
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The Cushing Herald.
CUSHING, OKLAHOMA TKHMTOKY. FRIDAY, OUT. |:i 18<K>.
"ti <ts. M'lj
KITTY'S HUSBAND j |
Ey Author 01 "Hetty," Etc. ] j
Markets for Them.
SIXTY THOUSAND WANTED.
"Now, smile a little. Kitty, and
you'll look almost pretty!'"
Meg drew back a pace to survey me
critically. I sat looking fixedly before
me into the little cracked toilet glass,
and tried to get used to the new beau-
tified version of myself that I saw re-
flected there. •
My dark hair was all gathered up
high on my head, twisted loosely by
Meg's deft fingers to lie in soft, grace-
ful colls. Beneath the mass of dark
hair my face looked smaller and paler
than I had been used to think it; my
eyes had never looked so deeply set—
they were too large and too dark for
I took my eibow from the table ana
rose hastily, with a sudden sense of
irritation and impatience.
"One needn't be in love," I de-
clared, moving away from Dora to the
window, "just bacause one wishes not
to bo a fright. I'm not in love!"
"Well, it would be difficult," said
Dora, with a yawn—"unless you fell In
love with your poor little herr at your
music lessons. Besides the herr, whom
do you see? Nobody! Poor child—no-
body at all! Oh, I forgot—there's John
Mortimer; but John Mortimer doesn't
count! By the by, Kitty, when is John
Mortimer going to propose to you?"
"Never," I replied in a clear, steady,
the smallness and paleness of my face, 1 tense voice, without turning my head.
and my lips were too grave and too "Never! Oh, has he repented? Well,
wistful; and yet, on the whole, I was j I thought he would."
prettier than I had thought myself, j I returned no answer.
For the first time in my life I realized I "Suppose he does propose?" persist-
that my head was well set, that my ed Dora, lazily. "What are you going
face was delicately shaped, that my to say?"
chin at least was pretty. it was the question I had been ask-
Aunt Jane was giving a party to- ing myself again and again, morning,
night and I was in festal attire—in a noon, and night, for the past fortnight,
white drets of soft muslin that had ever since that afternoon when Aunt
never been worn by either Meg or
Dora—a pretty dress that opened at the
throat, that fitted me trimly, and that
in some mysterious way made me look
slim and tall and not ungraceful.
I put my elbows carelessly upon thf"
grimy little dressing-table, bespattered
with London smuts, and gazed long-
ingly into the cracked glass with un-
"I wish X were pretty!"—and I
sighed. "I wonder if I am pretty,
rather pretty—am I, Meg? Oh, Meg, I
think I would give anything to be
beautiful like you!"
"I believe some people might think
you prettier," she admitted, with an air
of genuine concession. "Not that 1
can say that I agree with them!" she
added at once with laughing candor. j
"You are too thin and too white—but
Jane had talked to me. I had always
given myself the same answer—given
it resolutely, emphatically—1 should
refuse him, and refuse him unhesitat-
ingly, in such a way that he should not
doubt my firmness, should never think
of urging me And yet, in spite of my
decision, again and again the question
had come back to me, as though I had
never solved it.
"He will not ask me," I said. "If
ho does "
"ir he does?"
"I shall not accept him," 1 said,
Dora tilted iter chair backward In a
perilous position, and sat and watched
"And what will mamma say?" she
asked presently in a comical tone of
"Would you?" 1 raid, dryly.
"Well, no." said Dora, laughing, "on
second thought l'ui not sure that I
would. Whilo one is unmarried, life, rj ■ c ... ~
>ven as a snubbed governess In a stuffy DTUain Still Scouring Amcricail
schoolroom, has at all events possiblli-
ies. John Mortimer Is such a grim,
"Perhaps he does seem grim to you,"
I said coldly. "He never seems grim
"He's so—so middle-aged," objected
Dora, with another little yawn.
"He's 35!" t said, with a sudden feel-
ing of irritation. "I hate young men."
"What odd -taste! And then, he's
so commonplace! Not, by the widest
stretch of Imagination, could I fancy
John Mortimer doing anything a little
"Nor I. I'm glad!"
"Oh, 1 like a man to have a dash of
"Do you? I prefer a man to bo trust-
worthy, upright and true!"
"My dear Kitty, why so snappish?'
New York. Oct. T.-
British government ai
country picking upbore
the hundred. New Y<
Agents of the
e now in this
rU dealers say
that 11'.000 horses and mules are to bo
bought for use in South Africa. Some
are to be shipped from the gulf ports,
others from New York. American
horses arc meeting especial favor
"As to mules." said a dealer, "we
have already exported them to South
Africa from here. Not many mules
have gone abroad, and especially to
THAT NEW RAILROAD.
Out of Kuii t * Into OkUhiini mitt Un to
New York, Oct. 7. -Colonel C. N.
Points, president of the Shawnee. Okla-
'loma and Indian Territory Hallway
Company, says that the Shawnee. Okla-
homa and Indian Territory railway and
the Wlehltaoud Southern Railway Com-
pany have united their interests. Con-
tracts, he said, have been signed in this
c'ty to furnish the money required to
build their lines from Wichita, Kan., to
Denison, Tex., and Tcxarkana, Ark.,
and the work of locating towns! tea
will be commenced at once.
An Itinerary of Two Weeks, With
Several Days in Chicago.
VISITS MOSTLY TO SOLDIERS.
I'm not snappish," I said quick'y, South Africa, it is true, but enough t
with a feeling'of penitence. "London's make them popular there. The mule i
so hot!" I explained somewhat lllog- never troubled by the tsetse fly, so pre
ically. "One's temper can't be perfect valent in Africa, that drives horse
In London in the first week of August, wild, aud it can do good work in
I shall be glad when we get away.
But, even as I expressed the wish,
something seemed to tighten about my
heart; it ached at the thought of how
short a time was left before my wish
must be accomplished. When the time
•nine for us to go Cornwall, the time
Heltlcy Command* l.n.ritl region.
New York, Oct. 7.—Rear Admiral
Win Held Scott Schley was inst alled as
commander of the Loyal Legion at the
meeting of the order held at Delmon-
ieo's. As he entered the dining room,
where the members had already gath-
ered at the tables, he was greeted with
applause and a round of cheers. Tho
flag was duly presented and the oath of
office was then administered to the new
commander by the senior vice ccmiuan-
ener than once In twenty-four hours." dor, Oeneral Henry J. Jurnett.
campaign, even if it cannot be fed oft-
The horses that, are to be purchased
hy the British agents are the heavy,
ell built horses*chiefly from the mid- the tables wer
The room was decked with American
flags and the shades on the candles on
die states, that ;
at present greatly
would come, too, when John Mortimer favored in London for cab and draught
would go to Brittany, to the sister who
thought slightingly of girls, and to her
friend, that perfect woman, who was
as young at 30 as she had been at 20,
who would never be old at heart, of
whom it was impossible that any one
cou'd have spoken in dispraise.
Aunt Jane passed along the passage
on her way to her room to dress. She
opened my door, which stood ajar, and
looked in with her normal air of dis-
"Do you intend to come downstairs
in that costume, Dora?" she asked, se-
verely, looking at Dora's pretty but
mueh-crump'.ed pink print. "My dear
Kate"—with a still sourer glance at
me—"will you try to recollect that
your dress will cost at least two
guineas aud has to be paid for yet? If
you bear that in mind, you will per-
hape be careful of it all th9 evenin
colors. About .'100 mem be
formed of tho national
horses. Tlioy are valued at from Sr.'.".
to 8150 each, and stand on the average
about 1(1 hands high. Tho mules that
are looked out for are of excellent qual- ' Zeitung, in si
ity, but not of the best sort. The finest says: "Libe
American mule to-day costs from 5? 150
to S200* here, as much as a first-class
horse of equal draught power, and he
runs from 1(1'; to 17 \ hands high.
'The Missouri stock is perhaps the best
The liritish government is said to be
looking for a first-class mule somewhat
smaller and less expensive. It has, it
is said, fixed upon a mule 15 hands high
and costing about 8125, of tho same
general stuck, however.
WiiIIIiik ( Hobble I.Iberia.
Berlin, Oct. 7.—The Ileusehe Colonial
editorial on Liberia,
must necessarily soon
cease to exist. France and England
are both Indulging in machinations to
annex the country. Liberia is of the
greatest value to (iormany, and especi-
ally the Cameroons. Two-thirds of the
Liberia firms are Germans, and Her-
mans must therefore see that she gets a
share of the territory, or the whole.'
HE CAME FORWARD TO MEET ME.
Ancient Ntutue* Viieur tiled.
New York, Oct. 5.—Three beautiful,
iussical statues, worthy rivals of
In all probability the export figures the immortal Venus de Milo, have been
will exceed those of last year. Last unearthed in the ruins of ancient Car-
year struck the top notch by some thage.
thousands. In all, 55,000 head of horses j One statue is that of the African
and -mules wore exported, 80 per cent ; Ceres, the goddess of corn and tillage.
If you are ready, you can go down- | of them from New York. The export who was held in very great estimation
'7 showed 45,000, a great I by the Carthaginians, because North-
increase over 1 SOIL Without purchases
of the British government this year's
figure, it is said, will touch 50,000, at
you'll do. Here, put In this bit of red | "I don't eare—I don't care In the
geranium! Yes—you'll do. Now I'll very least!" I said, and this time at all
run away and get dressed myself. Are events there was a ring of sincerity in
you coming, Dora?" ' my tone. My fear of Aunt Jane had
But Dora sat still. vanished rnarvelously in the past two
"Kitty, you're getting vain!" she j weeks. I seemed to have grown from
said with a laugh, as Meg went trip- j childhood to womanhood, and Aunt
"Vain!" I echoed dismally. "I wish
I could b« vain! I never used to care
about being pretty; I suppose It comes
with growing up.
"Curl It, dear.
"I wish I were like Meg!"—and I
"Meg's prettlness won't wear," said
Dora, In a judicial tone. "By the time
you're 40, Kitty, you'll be much better
looking than Meg."
"But I'm not 40," I exclaimed, half-
laughing, half-petulant. "I don't care
how I look at 40. I care how I look
now—not at 40 or 80, but now!"'
Dora leant back in her chair, nnd,
with a little smile, surveyed mo lazily.
"My dear little Kitty," she said,
k after a minute, "do you know what 1
' any ono who saw you and heard you
at this moment would Imagine?"
"You to be In love, my dear. You
have all the symptoms—and more. I
Who la it, Kitty I £rcak It to me
Jane no longer overawed me, no longer
held my destiny subject to her frown.
My heart sank whenever I told my-
self anew that I must refuse John Mor-
I wish tfiy hair j timer; but It was not the fear of Aunt
j Jane that so much oppressed me.
"She would never forgive you," Bald i way up my arms, and the skirt above
stairs at once into tho drawing-room." | figures for 1811
I went downstairs as Aunt Jane had
bidden me. The drawing-room door
stood oi;en. I entered, and, busily en-
grossed in arranging the little nosegay
of red geraniums at my waist, I half-
crossed the room before 1 was con-
scious that any one was there. Then,
as I raised my eyes, 1 met John Morti-
mer's grave, frank smile, and I know
my face lighted up at once.
He came forward to meet me, hl3
steady gray eyes still constraining me
to look at him.
"I came early, Kitty, to see you," he
told me, speaking in a very quiet, se-
rious way. "I asked Mrs. Corfield to
let me see you for a little whilo alone."
So Aunt Jane had sent me down to
meet him! Why had she not warned
me that he was here? Why had she
let him surprise me into that swift,
tell-tale glance of greeting?
He drew forward the only easy-chair
the room contained—a chair sacred to
the service of Aunt Jane—and seated
himself near me on the green red sofa
by the window. He eyed me with a
somewhat puzzled glance.
"Are you wondering what has hap-
pened to me?" I asked.
"You are looking very grown up,"
he answered, smiling. "And very
pretty," he added, after a moment, in
a quiet tone.
In spite of myself my eyes smiled
into his. I drew a deep, contented
breath. He thought me pretty—all the
rest of the world might think me plain,
and I should not care! I should never
bemoan again my paleness, my dark
eyes, which would not sparklo as Meg's
blue eyes sparkled when they smiled.
"I have a new dross," 1 explained,
shyly—"a new dress which is quite my
own. Do j'ou like It?"
"Very much. I always like your
I looked at him wondorlngly.
"What—always!" I echoed. "Not al-
ways!" I echoed. "Not always?"
"The old linsey-woolsey I was wear-
ing last winter, with the sleeves half
crn Africa, where they dwelt, was in
their time the grain field of the civil-
Fred, (ivant in a l ight.
Manila, Oct. 0.—A message from Ba-
"Twenty-eight doail insurgents were
found, in the Filipino trenches after the
"Tho insurgent forces evidently re-
treated to Noveleta during the night.
Half Farmers, llnlf Soldier*.
I Manila, Oct. 7.—Aguinaldo, accord-
ing to a report brought to Manila by a
Dominican friar from the north, has is-
sued orders to tho Filipino soldiers in
the provinces to return to their towns
| and to resume fanning. This story
: lacks confirmation, but the rumor m:iy
! be in accordance with Agulnaldo's pol-
aut, with part of the j it.y 0f keeping the country as product-
Fourth and Fourteenth infantry regi- i H-c as possible by using his men in nl-
ments, and 100 marines, will try to find j termite shifts on the farm or under
Teni* Hunger*' I-liig Returned.
Dallas, Tex., Oct. 0.—The governor of
Indiana, accompanied by his entire staff
as military escort, arrived in the city,
bringing with them the flag long ago
captured from the Tetry rangers by In-
diana soldiers' during tho civil war.
The old flag is now returned to Texas
Alunkitu llountlary I.Inn.
hington, Oct. 5.—When Secretary
Hay returns to Washington it is confi-
dently expected that he will announce
an agreement with Great Britain estab-
lishing a temporary boundary line be-
tween Canada and Alaska.
An understanding has been practi-
Washlngton, Oct. 0.—President and
Mrs. McKlnleyand party, inelndlng tho
entire Cabinet, except Secretary Gage,
who is in the West, left Washington at
II o'clock Wednesday night for a half
month's trip to Chicago and the North-
west. The train which will be tho
home of the distinguished party
throughout the trip, is one of the most
sumptuously equipped ever run from the
At Quincy, 111., tho l*resldent will
visit the soldiers' home, At Peoria a
stop will be made this afternoon, en-
abling the President and party to par-
ticipate in the dedication of the soldiers'
monument. To-night the train is to
reach Galesburg, where to-morrow
morning the President will deliver an
uddress ut the exercises incident to the
anniversary of one of the Lincoln and
Douglas debates. Chicago will be
reached Saturday afternoon and a stay
will be iniule there during the greater
part of the fall festival and ether exer-
cises. Tuesday night, October 10, the
President and party will leave for Ev-
ansvllle, Ind., to attend the reunion of
the l lue nnd gray. From Evansvillo
they will go direct to Minneapolis, to
participate in the welcome of the Thir-
teenth Minnesota volunteers. From
St. Paul the trip extends to West Su-
perior, Wis., and Duluth, Minn. At
Fargo, N. 1)., tho President will review
the North Dakota volunteers. Leaving
Aberdeen on the 11th, tho party wil go
by way of Sioux Falls to Yankton,
thence to Sioux City, la.
Leaving Sioux City late Sunday night
and going by way of Dubuque, la.;
Galena, 111., and Madison and Wauk-
esha, Wis. Milwaukee will be reached
on the evening of the 16th. Leaving
Milwaukee on the 18th, Kacinc, Ken-
:>shu, Waukegan, Wis,, and Kalamazoo,
Mich., will be touched. Cleveland, O.,
vill be reached on the 18th. Thence
;he President will go by way of Warren
ind Niles, (>., to Youngstown. O., where
le Is to attend the wedding of his neph-
ew. Washington will be reached on
he 19th or 20th.
cally reached regarding the location of ( jn obedience to the provisions of an act
the line on the Dalton trail, the point : passed at the last meeting of the In-
hieh has been in dispute between the
two governments for two vears.
diana legislature, and the incident at-
| traded unusual Interest here.
No Religion Tuii/:hi In Si'liooln.
Yokohama, via Victoria, B. C., Oct. 0.
—The Japanese government, having de-
cided to keep its system of education
strictly secular, follows the logic of its
decision by withholding Its sanctions J jow^
and privileges from all schools in which
religion In any form Is taught. This
has, of course, been construed as an at-
tack upon Christian schools, which arc
in effect almost tho only ones to suffer
from the new policy.
Coal Fiiiulim In Iowa.
Fort Dodge. Ia., Oct. 5.—The most
serious strike in the history of Webster
county has begun at the coal mines.
Every mine In the district is closed
ith 400 workers Idle. One ser-
ious result of the labor troubles Is the
coal famine which it has caused. The
The local schools are closed and all
factories are running short of fuel and
may have to suspend operations.
Dora with easy conviction. I my ankles, and tho black braid all
"I know that; 1 should never ask turned green and tho elbows thrcud-
her. Dora," I continued, turning away bare! You didn't like that dress?"
from tho window and coming hack to "Yea, I did."
my seat before the table, "I have been "It was hideous! Meg and Dora were
thinking about—about things lately, always bantering mo nboiit that dress,
and I'vo dccided whnt I want to do. 1 It was the ugliest dress that was ever
want to go away now, noi away from | seen."
London perhaps, but away from here.
I want to bo earning a living of my
iwn, not to be dependent any longer
on Aunt Jane's bounty. Some ono
might have me as a governess, as uurs-
sery governess. Do you think that
"And tench horrid little boys and
glrla their A B C, and see that their
siishea are tied straight and their faces
cleanly washed, and that their toes are
tucked In at night! 1 would rather
marry Johu if I wore you "
"And how It wore!" I said, sighing.
"It wouldn't wear out. I thought It
would last till doomsduy. Do you
know, I don't think much of your taste
He smiled at mo In his grave way;
and let my slighting opinion pans un-
challenged. His eyes, even while they
smiled, were looking at mo with u
stranse earnestness. He bent forward
a little, facing me.
(To bo continued.)
Admiral Dewey to Come West.
Washington, Oct. 4.—Admiral Dewey !
will not aeeonapuny the President on
his western tour, but tho west will
probably see him. Admiral Dewey.
Senator Proctor of Vermont said, will
go west in about six weeks. Senntoi
Proctor intimates that Admiral I)cwc,\
will make an extensive tour througl
tht west, visiting all the principal cit-
ies and going as far west as San Fran-
Seiner* on Maxwell I .it it .1 (Irani.
Trinidad, Colo., Oct. 0.—The Max
well land grant trouble was settled
through the efforts of State Senatoi
Caftlmlr Barela. The settlers concedf
the title of tho land to the grant com-
pany and the latter allows thein tc
keep their homes on a liberal rental
system and agrees to at once begin ex-
tensive public improvements.
1*1* Kirn lit lie* Heine*.
TVs Moines, la., Oct. 5.—Fire destroy
; i tho five story department st
vlie Karris Kmery Company and com-
municated to the Masonic Tempi.-.
Murphy house, llegele cigar store and
!liil shoe store. The total loss amount-
ing to $500,000. Tho loss to tho Harris
Emery Company alone Is cstlmateel at
8;i50,000. All the buildings were burn-
ed. Tho origin of the flro is uu-
An Arlisn ii* Town llurnetl.
Little Hock, Ark., Oct. 4.—-The town
of De Queen, on the Kansas City, Pitts-
burg and Gulf, Is destroyed by fire,
f Fifty-four buildings are burned, en-
tailing a loss aggregating 8'.'.">0,000; in-
(Isrtnsiij Will send lire) fu Documents
London, Oct. 7. —The Paris corre-
spondent of the Daily Mall says: "1
learn that Germany Is about to hnn<i
over documents which will lead to tlw
(plashing of the Dreyfus verdict."
Must llitre KfTeetlve llloekntle.
Washington, Oct. 7.—The udoption
jf Admiral Dewey's recommendation
>s to increasing the squadron, gives
some tokens of tho strictness of the
blockade which it is intended to enforce,
jleports received from liear Admiral
Watson since Admiral Dewey's depart-
ure from Manila t:how that rice and
liemp have appreciated in value 300
per cent, and that in return for ex-
ports of these products munitions of
war are being received by the insur-
The facts as to the low coast line of
Luzon, anil the ease with which gixds
nay be landed in one island and trans-
jorted to another, have been fully cx-
ilained to officials, and this has made
;hc president the more ready to follow
Jic admiral's advice. It is apparently
lot intended to proclaim a formal
tlockade, but rather to enforce a local
blockade which will prevent it from
issuining international significance.
Arrivals at Manila.
Washington, Oct. 7.—General Otis
■ias informed the war department of
the arrival of the transport Athenian
with a detachment of tho Third cav-
alry and horses. There were no cas-
ualties on the voyage.
The United States transport Warren,
froin San Francisco, with 1,300 re-
cruits, has arrived at Manila.
Quarry men Strike.
Newcastle, Pa., Oct. 7.—Fully 1,50«
quarrymen employed at and around
Hillsvillc, Carbon and Lowellvllle, have
struck. The incn have been receiving
18 cents per ton for quarrying aud de-
mand an advance of two cepts. This
section has heretofore been Very troubj
tosome in tlins of strikes.
Were Hot I'riNoiier* of War.
Manila, Oct. 5.—All soldiers return-
ed by the insurgents were straggler*
from within our lines captured by the
robbers. They say they were obliged
to sign paroles to t ecure release, though
two refused to sign. The whole affair i*
of no significance; viewed as attempt at
National Hunk Circulation.
Washington, Get. 4.—The monthly
statement of tho comptroller of cur-
rency shows that tho total circulation
of national bank notes September 30,
181)9, was <?'M3,S00,1S8, an Increase for
the year of 97.H33.178, nnd an increase
f&r the month of 91,318,33(1,
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