The Hooker Advance (Hooker, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, April 19, 1907 Page: 6 of 8

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Sp'eudid Gem Now Owned by Brown:ville, Texas, At-
torney, Was Pari of Accumulated Booty-Smugglers'
Houses at Matamoros, Mexico, Still Stand
in Magnificent Ruin.
Gentleman Instrumental In Discovering Hiding Place of Part of Treasure Be
lieves That Much of It Remains Securely Concealed In the Old Rendea-
v vous of the Buccaneer. Who Did So Much to Win the Great Victory
Over the British at New Orleans—Mexican Government in the Way.
"Yes, tliat gem is one of the finest
1 have ever seen, and Its Btrange his
tory. to me, adds very materially to
its intrinsic value."
The speaker was Mr. Pierce, a prom-
inent attorney of Brownsville, Tex., as
wo sat on the broad veranda at his
haudsonie residence, smoking our
•cigars, after the moat remarkable Jan-
wary dinner 1 have cvor eaton, writes
Usaac Kline. On the menu was roast,
•wild goose, which had been shot as it.
flew over the house on the clay before;
oysters ou the half-shell, fresh from
the waters of tho Oulf at Point Isa-
bel, ir> miles away; green corn on tho
coli, cucumbers, lettuce, celery from
Mr. Pierce's own garden; oranges, figs
and grapes from trees and vines in the
•dooryard—in January! The gem un-
der discuBston was a very fine dla
"tnond, whose steel-blue brilliance pro-
claimed it as having come from the
Old Mines, sparkling In an old fash-
ioned setting on Mr. Pierce's finger
"If 1 might have Its entire history
I should be very much pleased, for it
belonged to Jean Ijailtte, the plralt
If it could but speak, what a talo It
imight fell of former ownership by
•ome Spanish senorltas, of the bloody
«ea fight which terminated In the
■Inking of a ship with Its crimson
deck burdened with the corpses of its
defenders; of murder done afterwards
In disposing of the wounded by the
piratical custom of walking the plank;
of drunken outrage and orgy at Har-
retaria following tho piratical vic-
tory, in which very likely the fair
owner of this very ring was one of the
prizes. There is certainly a romance
•connected with this stone, and It at
tracts me the more for the reason that
1 know so little of it.
Lafitte'i Real Character.
"Jean I-afltte Is referred to In tlu
'histories as a pirate, Btid such he was
—but from those who knew him. with
whom I have talked. 1 gain the Impres-
sion that he was not fully entitled to
that reputation, though he was a Tear-
less lighter, with a band of freeboot
/ «rs to whom his word was law, whose
bravery made them a scourge of the
a 70 years ago, In thcBe very waters.
He was a Frenchman and began his
oareer as a lieutenant on a French prl
vateer, was capturod by an English
IIsh man-of-war aud thrown Into prlc
on at an Knglish port, where he was
kept for many years and so barbar-
ously treated that his resentment had
a large bearing in shaping his subse
queut pursuits.
"It Is asserted by old residents at
ftlat&moras who knew him that his ac
tton In betraying the English In their
attempt to capture New Orleans was
In retaliation for the brutalities to
of a formidable community of free
hooters In Harraturiu. buy, about 40
miles west of tho mouth of tho Mis-
sissippi. They hud many small ves-
sels and the bay afforded them a se-
cure retreat. In 1814 Commodore Pat
terson attacked their town and de-
stroyed It, but Lafltte and most of his
men escaped, returning later ou and
resuming operations.
Refused British Bribe.
"About the Bamo time tho British
were maturing their plans for the do-
scent upon the southern coast of the
United States, and sent a brig of war,
the Sophia, under command of Capt.
Lockyer, at Ilarrataria, with a letter
from Commodore Percy, owmmanding
the British naval forces In the gulf,
and one from Col. Nichols, then in
command of tho land forces In Florida,
offering Lafltte tho command of a fine
ship and |:t0,000 In gold on condition
of IiIh assisting the contemplated ex-
pedltion to Now Orleans. The prom
Ise of the British commander of
bounty and beauty" to his men In
case of victory Is a matter of record.
Lafltte immediately wrote to Gov.
Claiborne of Louisiana. Inclosing the
two letters, which I havo seen, and
offering his servlcos In defending Lou-
isiana on the sole condition of pardon
for himself and his men. The offer
was accepted, asd the assistance of
the Barratarlans under command of
Lafltte, who had charge of one of the
eight sum: I cannon which constituted
Jackson's artillery force at this bat-
tle, was an Important factor In scoring
the great victory of New Orleans. Jan-
uary 8, 1815. From this time the his-
tory of Lafltte Is Involved In obscur-
ity. There was a piratical com-
munity formed at what is now Galves-
ton, by a Lafltte, but whether by Jean
or bis brother Pierre, is now not clear.
It was broken up In 1821 by lieuten-
ant, afterward Commodore Kearney.
Uifltte's portraits, of which there are
two at MatamoroB, show him to have
been a handsome man, over six feot
tall, with black hair, hazel eyes; and
his polished, easy manners and win-
ning address are Btill remarked upon.
Pirates Were Scattered.
related that their women even wore
gold heels on their shoes. They enter-
tained In princely style, giving recep-
tions and banquets which for magnifi-
cence were not excelled even In Eu-
ropean courtB. Kings and queens of
England, Spain or France guve nothing
more elegant in this line. Nothing ap-
proaching them was ever given on this
continent in those days, even If at the
present time.
Entertained Prominent Men.
"All prominent people who camo to
Matainoros were received and onter-
talned by them—Gen. Lawton, Gen.
Corbln, the McCooks, even Gen. Sheri-
dan—havo been their guests at those
receptions. Among their visitors oc-
casionally was seen a man of mag-
nificent bearing, great manly beauty
and carriage. He wore Jowels of ev
traordlnary splendor, and always car-
ried a court sword with embroidered
belt blazing with Jewels. I was a boy
then, and remember these things well
for they were to me like a dream of
the Arabian Nights. Tho man had
with him on these visits a Spanish
lady of great beauty who was always
at his side. None except the Tarnava
family ever talked with her, but It was
a current belief among us children
that the man was Lafltte aud the
woman a lady whom he had captured
In some of his Beu fights, killing her
male relative, taken her to Barrataria
and still held her as his wife. She Was
even supposed to bear a title. She at-
tempted to escape from blm twice, but
street leading to the Casa Mata, or
••house of death" in the outskirts
where the prisoners were executed in
the early days.
• A smaller chart on the same parch-
ment gave a complete map of tho
rooms In the Casa Tarnava. In one of
these rooms a spot was marked with
a cross near the wall; a similar mark
was placed In the basement of the
house, and also In a place lu the outer
walls at the Casa Mata. The Chicago
man, whose name I do not give for pro-
fessional reasons, said that tho map
had never received any attention from
his mother or himself because they did
not really know where Matamoros
was. There was no railroad to Mata-
moros or that locality, and neither of
them ever expected to get there. Since
the completion of the new St. L. B. &
M. railway, however, ho concluded to
no down on one of the Houieseekers
excursions. The existence of tho map
recurred to his mind and he brought it
Generalities Are Meaningless to the
Public—Why the Mail-Order Man
Wins—Try the Plan.
tall the goods he has to sell, .and
quotes the price h^ asks for It will
attract the favorable attention of tho
public far more often than the one
who deals only In generalities. It is
this kind of advertising that-pays-
is this kind of advertising that is at-
tracting the dollars from the smaller
cities and towns and farms to the mail-
order houses of the city, it la this
kind of advertising that drew $200,-
If you, Mr. Merchant, would compete
with the mail-order houses there are
three inuln essentials to success—the
goods—the prices—advertising.
The last of these Is quite as essen-
tial as either of the others.
In the great majority of eases the
local merchant has the goods, and he
makes the prices, but In very many
cases he either fails to do the adver-
atonff* though with little faith In Its I Using, or what he does do is not effec-
4 1 ' . | , I 4i... i_ it.. *!%.. Iha mull.
having any foundation in rat
tlve in the same way that the mall
order man's advertising Is effective.
The writing of effective advertising
Is not an art, it is not a business that
requires years of study to learn. A
few hours of study and comparison
will give you every essential detail
Found Cheat Well Hidden.
"We visited the ruined house. The
map was very accurate as regarded
the upartments with the exception
that the room marked with the cross
did not seem to exist. By measuring
wall, however, we found an Inside | that ^ gay that
5 per cent, of the advertising carried
wall of brick—all the inner walls In
this building are of brick—near a
. .4 rway, waa much thicker than the
others, and cut into it—and there was
the treasure room. It had been built
by local merchants In the local papers
is worded in generalities only. Such
advertisements as the following are
fouud lu every paper;
000,000 Into the cofTers of the Chicago Rev Dr_ Madison C. Peters Explain#
mall-order houses alone last year, and | His Radical Step.
It is tills kind of advertising on the
part of the local merchants that the I Rev Madison C. Peters, D. D„ who
mall-order houses fear more than any jjas 01-ganized an Independent rell-
other one thing.
But, Mr. Merchant, whether your
line be hardware, dry goods, groceries,
clothing or other commodities, it is
well to go further than your newspa-
per advertising, though this is the
foundation of success. Go to the local
printer and have him make you little
catalogues of your own. They do not
need to be large affairs, but small
folders of four, eight or 16 pages. Put
Into these folders the descriptions and
prices of the goods you are carrying,
or leaders in the line. Be sure that
the prices quoted are right, then put
one of these into the hands of every
customer; keep them circulating
throughout the community, and make
a practice of getting out a new one
every few weeks.
You, Mr. Merchant, can make adver-
tising pay larger returns than tho
mail-order man secures; you can make
it the mainstay of your business, and
you can make it the meanB of killing
the mail-order competition in your
community. And when you do this
do not begrudgo the publlshr
gious movement
in New York city
for the unchurch-
ed multitudes has
this to say con-
cerning bis radi-
cal step:
"The failure of
tho qjjurcn to
reach t he people
is not only a nu-
merical failuro —
numbers do not
always represent
power—but It is
a failure in re-
spect to quality
as well as quanti-
ty. So far as the
worklngman i s
the church is a 'closed
shop'; it is an exclusive club, run for the
benefit of Its own members. The pur-
pose of my movement, is to got the
principle of the 'closed shop' aban-
doned in tly> religious world. The or-
j dinary Protestant idea of the church
pricThe asks you for ade- supported' by those who like the
n I rirpn/*tilnf? with mimic to Rilit. is &
The mall-order man's advertising is
different. It is specific, and while the
glowing descriptions given are often
misleading—a thing which Blank's ad-
vertising should never be—they at-
tract the attention of the reader and
possible purchaser because they tell
preaching, with music to suit,
'1 have been 25 years in the ministry
and have been pastor of churches that
UnaJuiinfl tini/pc aiTfS quite space In his columns. He will
Hardware, Stoves ana « ^ ^ better vaUlt, thau any other | ciub. not
commodity you can buy,
were called fashionable, and I know
NO THORNS IN HER PATH. | whereof 1 speak when I say that peo-
ple seek churches for society and are
Josephine Daskam Writes in Tribute I excluded for social reasons. Chris-
of the Golden Rule.
I believe'myself to be notably for-
tunate In my relations with my do-
about some one thing that he may pos j mestlc employes. During a period of
sibly want. eight years, in which I have employed
The mall-order man makes a run i household labor in four widely differ-
on & few things which he is willing to j ent places, I have never once been ad-
"Houne o f Death."
did not succeed. Her people no doubt I Into tho wall In such a manner that
mourned her as dead. "a existence would never be suspect
"After the destruction of this ren-
dezvous the pirates scattered. Many
of them are heard of afterward and
are known in history. They were
skilled seamen and hold fighters
Many left the sea and located at Mat
amoros, Just across the river from
Brownsville. This wus then a great
field for all sorts of seml-plratical ex-
ploits. Smuggling was prevalent and
fortunes were made on all sides. Ves
sels would unload their cargoes by
day or night, and the goods were often
'House o f Pirates.
which he had been subjected As | smuggled or worse-blood stained
there was no war between France and fruits of piratical cruisers. Of these
England at the time of his release, lie followers of Lafltte, the richer, more
obtained u privateer's commission un-1 prominent—captains and lieutenants
dei the Carthaginian government | —settled In the same row of houses,
against Spain. 1 have seeu this com- j Among them were Constantino Tarn
mission which Is still in existence,' ava and Ramou LaFon. These people
In Spanish and held by relatives of i lived In great splendor until about
his near 'Brownsville. These rela-! 1850, when they gradually dlsap-
tlves claim that his only acts of piracy I peared, leaving the houses they bad
were against British vessels—and lie occupied, about as they are to-day
was bevond question a scourge to They were extremely lavish in the use
these In 1807 he came to New Or- of money, which seemed to flow
lean* and in 1813-14 was at the head through their hands like water. It Is
After the Tarnavas left the house
It was never again occupied and so far
as 1 know has not been entered for 60
years until about a year ago. The en-
Ire premises are In ruins, as you saw,
but In Its prime It was as handsome as
any residence on this continent. The
slate roof 1b falling in, though tho
brick walls will probably stand for a
century, as they are very thick and
solid. Tho rotting balconies look down
Into an Inner court still full of orange
md flg trees laden with fruit—but 1
have seen this garden and the bal-
conies lighted up at night, filled with
the handsomest women wearing the
finest dresses the world then con-
tained. Tho high ceilings, magnifi-
cently proportioned rooms, carved
spiral stairways of mahogany, largo
arched windows, mahogany floors—all
Indieato the taste of the occupants.
The pigeons of the town now make it a
roosting place, entering through the
falling roof and the broken windows
but In Its day It was a magnificent
home, such as few ever enter even In
this era of wealth, except the most ex
elusive and arlstocraatlc. Now to the
story of this ring:
Had Treasure Chart.
"In June, 1906, a gentleman from
Chicago came to my office soliciting
my assistance. He had a map or chart
and a letter, of which he gave tho fol
lowing history; His mother, a widow
kept a boarding house 26 years ago in
Chicago. Among her boarders was a
man of nbout 60 years, who was a sail
or on the lake. He had evidently
cruised on salt water for many years,
In fact the other sailors often talked
of that, and the fact that he seemed
to hold himself aloof from them; that
while mixing freely with them, he
would never relate any of his experi-
ences in the past, as sailors generally
love to do. This man's name was Por-
flrlo LaFon. One night he was
drowned by tho wrecking of his ves-
sel, the Irene, of Sandusky. His ef-
fects lay about the house for years In
an old sea chest, all efforts to discover
any relatives being ineffectual. In the
bottom of the cliest was the chart and
letter, the latter stating that i^Fon
had been a pirate under Lafltte previ-
ous to coming to the lakes, and had,
with his companions, buried a very
large treasure in Matamoros. There
was also some fine jewelry and a beau
tlfully decorated dagger In the chest,
and the chart. The latter I at once
recognised as a partial map of the city
of Matamoros in tho vicinity of the
Casa Tarnava or "house of the
pirates." as it is now called, and the
Its existence would never be suspect
ed. Though four feet square, the stair
way at the side, running to the sec
ond and third stories, prevented the |
extra thickness of the wall being no-
ticed, part of tho width of the room
being taken off the width of the stair-
way. Tho only entrance was through |
the floor in the top Btory. the place be
Ing practically a dry well In the wall
reaching clear from the top floor to the |
The treasure chest, of old wood,
with brass bindings and peculiar locks,
remained, and we smashed it open. It |
was practically empty. There was a
handful of Spanish and English gold
coins and several jewels of which the
one I wear Is one, In the box and on
tho floor. We searched thorouifuly.
What we found was valued at $4,300.
The balance of the treasure, which
the letter stated to be over $75,000,
had been taken by some one, possibly
some accidental discoverer. The oth-
er places Indicated to contain treas-
ure we did not find. The descriptions
were Imperfect or else the places were
too well hidden. Our time was lim-
ited, since It soon became noised
about what we were doing and we
were stopped. You know what the
Mexican government Is.
Believes Treasure Still There.
"I feel certain that the treasure is
tlanity is served on Ice, and the sin-
ners catch the chills In our sacred re-
I have not In any sense left the
church, only I believe, under present
conditions in New York, I can roach
more people, and do more good out-
Bide a church building than in It. It
cannot be said that Christianity is
a failure In New York, because it has
not yet been fairly tried. I believe
that the Kingdom of Christ is vastly
larger than any church, and that the
mission of Jesus has been hampered
in its practical application by tradi-
tionalism. I believe the church must
go back to Christ, and Instead of
Christ as the center of a mere theolo-
gy, I am preaching Christ as the
brother of man, as the reform for
every wrong, and as the rule for our
every-day life."
Among ti
For several years 1
doing a work amoi
He has never done'
cently thet>e was n
In Hebrew. In 18!
appeared. The de
been so great that (
been printed. The*
marvelous change o
lng respecting Ch
ago—except a few
Jews, as a body, hi>
of Jesus. They us<
tempt in every ma ler they could de-
vise, but now all is
ast God has been
the Jews which
before. Until re-
New Testament
i the first copies
and for this has
>0,000 copies have
have produced a
thought, aud feel-
st. "Fifty years
earned Jews—the
d the very name
to show this con-
hanged. He is re-
By the aid of the editor the home merchant can ride the mail-order
magnate out of the home community on the rail of publicity. The moral
Is advertise; advertise systematically and persistently. Tell the public
what you have to offer, and tell It oo they will understand.
dressed with Intentional disrespect by
any person in my employ," says Jose-
phine Daskam Bacon in the American
sell at a close margin of profit in or-
der to attract trade in his general line
on which heavy profits are made.
Blank should advertise hardware in
much the same manner the mail-order
still there, If the places can be lo- I man advertises hardware, and he has
cated, but do not see how that can be | this advantage
done without plenty of time and pos-
sibly pulling down the house. The
outer walls at the Casa Mata are now
obliterated and it would require a
great deal of digging to locate the
treasure indicated to be buried there.
The letter gave the value of one as
$1(10,000 lu jewels and the other as
?i25,000 in gold. I have full belief
that there Is much treasure burled In
this locality, by the pirates, the smug-
he can Invite the poo- [ which has varied from one to five
pie of the community to visit his store (that Is to say. that. I have never
and see the goods for themselv
garded as a great reformer, and many
of them also assure us that he was the
greatest man that ever lived." There
arc now thousands of Jewish Chris-
tian believers. An experienced worker
states there are "at least 250,000 He-
brew Christians at the present time."
Three thousand converted Jews are
preaching the gospel. This movement
toward Christ is a peculiar feature of
the present time.
A Unique Library.
A unique library is to be found In
the Bible house, London. It contains
l have never been left a flay with-1 panted copies of the whole or some
out my regular staff of employes, j pa.rt of the Scriptures In more than
500 languages. During the last year
they will know just what they are buy-
If, Instead of expressing meaning-
less generalities in a two-Inch space.
Blank had used a little more space
and properly displayed an advertise-
ment something like the following he
would have been sure to have at-
tracted attention lo bis store, and in
glers, the revolutionists and even | all probability would have been sur
those who operated here during the
civil war when this was the only port
the south had open for many months.
The sunken place In the brick pave-
ment of the basement at the Casa
Tarnava, I think, indicates a secret
passage from the well in the court to
the street; but it may just as well
lead to a treasure chamber.
"The cannon shot over the door In
the second story? Oh. I don't know
tho history of that. It Is my impres-
sion that it was shot In there during
some of tho many revolutionary fights
which took place In the streets of Mat
ainoros. It may have been planted
there during the bombardment of Mat-
amoros by Gen. Scott, and I some-
times think it was."
been left" suddenly or without suffl
cient notice to supply the vacancy)
"1 have never had a satisfactory
worker leave me except for what I
considered a good reason (in the ma-
jority of cases an advantageous mar-
"I have never lost an unsatisfactory
one except by my own dismissal. I
have never to my knowledge, or even
suspicion, suffered the loss of a pen-
prised ut the drawing power of his ad-1 ny's Worth by theft, and my record,
vertlslug: r°r breakage is such (hat it produces
I utter incredulity.
"In three cases out of four I have
hail services willingly and frequently
offered nte along lines where It was
not expected or requested. 1 have
had extra money offered b: me to off-
set estia work occasioned by sickness
refused on the ground that at such
times all the household expected to
11 new versions were added to the
list, and there are now in progress
now translations or revision work in
more than a hundred languages. There
ire also Scriptures for the blind in
about. 15 languages. The aunuul circu-
lation of the British society Is 6,000.-
000 copies. It will not be long before
he words of the Psalmist, as trans-
lated for tho King James version, will
be true of the Scriptures: "There Is
no specch nor language where their
nice is not heard."
on the back of the man addressed and
I that Tt was solely for the purpose of
getting the tip that the kind working
Many Ingenious Ways Have Been De ' man took an interest In the stranger'
vised for Getting Money Without
Working for It.
eral letters ho would hear of anothei
place likely to suit him, so of course
he applied for It at once.
Unfortunately, when the letter was
written he found t|jat he had no
stamp, that he had used the last one,
and that he had no money to buy an-
other. If lie delayed writing the situ-
ation would be filled, but If he wrote
at once he would be sure to get the
place. What hard lines! And he had
been out of work for weeks and had
u , .. . I ,,f tnh prn" A hp_had" wt bu noueh 1 picking up tlie pieces. He affects the ; now come to the end of his tether. Of
.elves much trouble in their attempts ^ 'Not many gmoker8 would I proffered monetary solatium with the course those who did not know him
A much more lucrative trick was re-
ported by a London dally Bome time
It Is reallv astonishing what a large I ago. According to this statement a
number of people there are who will well-dressed gentleman sauntered
take infinite plans to avoid work, says about the streets of Sydney. N. S. W
the lxindon Globe. And the queer I stopping a passer-by every now and
part of it Is that they really give them-1 then iu order to ask him for a 'fill
but as he Is In a hurry the chances
are that he does not, and he is there-
fore surprised when he collides with
the man, who lets the pipe fall to the
ground, which breaks in several
pieces. Of course the owner of the
"valuable" pipe raises a great lamenta-
tion over his loss, and calls on heaven
to witness the clumsiness of the vic-
tim. The former says that It Is all the
fault of the latter, and loudly de-
mands compensation while tonderly
gestion that as my expens
heavy at the time and likely to In
crease I had better not consider it. "
for 50 foot white Cotton Braided Clothes
to obtain a living without laboriug at
any fixed task.
Not. long ago a uovel trick was prac-
ticed b? a man going about the streets
•f London, but It Beems impossible to
think that he made much out of it un-
less there are an abnormal number of
exceedingly foolish people in exist
eme Passing a man casually lie
would glance at his back and say;
"lleg your pardon, sir, but there's a
lo; of white stuff on your shoulders."
Those who were particular about their
personal appearance would thank the
mau and usk him to wipe it off. ac-
companying the request with a tip.
Of course It Is unnecessary to say
tbat there never was anything whU-
. J li L. ..
refuso such a request when made by a j
respectable stranger and would bid '
him fill his pipe and be welcome. As
soon as tho generous stranger was out
of sight the borrower would transfer
the tobacco from the pipe to a capaci-
ous pouch he carried. When he had
collected a pound or two he would
sell It to a tobacconist.
Another dodge worked on likely
looking gentleman is that well-worn
device which might be termed the
trick-pipe fake. As the victim hur-
ries along a crowded street he notices
a man who Is smoking a big meer-
schaum pipe. That Is to say. he
would notice hlxu If be were looking,
remark that the pipe was worth tar I felt sorry for this unfortunate state
more, and then goes up a side street | of affairs aud would give him a stamp
to fix the "meerschaum" ready for j or the price of one.
some one else. This trick used to Sometimes he would take his stand
bring In quite a decent amount, but It near a post office, looking ruefully at
has become so well known that It Is the letter after going through all his
seldom tried nowadays. pockets, with the result that some
In Glasgow there used to be a re- charitable woman who was passing
spectable-looklng old man who was would ask his trouble and give him a
reputed to make a living out of post ; penny or twopence on hearing his
age atampB. He frequented tho better tale. It was said that he had admitted
class of cheap lodging houses, and i making as much as five shillings a
dressed neatly though poorly. He j day by this means.
had a simple, but apparently very sue , —
cessful method of workiug. He was j Barking dogs should be taken to the
alwuys writing lu answer to adver pound tud boasting men should be
tlsemeuts; after havlug sent off sev j pounded,
During Thursday, Friday and
Saturday of this week
C-J ' n s >ear i-nantiteeil b st quality 1 Slutte the ttouble.
/ V t tlu « w i 11 • r. tin- Impw "f Wrinif- "Allll 118 11 dilllHX I Ulll ilblfl U dUufl
guide "board' "^^L1 'olU 'wto and patent lha, once at ,easl_ on niy offering a
a good Am.r«eloib.-s wringer, j ™ise ill wages to express my appreel
Ci-4° iu imh roll., baidwoud (r in>- 1 ation of competent and devoted serv
m, ... for genuine "No" Curlitln Slrotclnsrs. I ice I was met with tile asioundlng Sllg
/4*C«I«-. and will not „i«. | sestioti that as my expenses were
oKc *"•' heavi- cop er ilm and Uollom
V°*- W..-1, boilers
■ , r tor -. doxen of the first quality Clothe*
'4L I'in: |
Worshiped as Deities
Snakes, the objects of terror to
;- | most Europeans in eastern lands, are
i worshiped in most purls of India, in
be#i quality Wa*h j sonR. (||8tr|rts there urc from 10,000
lo "0 000 shrines dedicated exclusive
ntZC Ior niruium * .ru tcaivauigcu tou , lv-' -w,uuw ■>« •**
/*>*' Tubs. | |y to the worship of snakes. Ihosc
for i; qt. heavy gaivanircd iron water or shrines, which are Invariably In honor
of one of tho minor divinities of tho
be,t quality fiber Water Hail of ti- count,.v poMes8i ilV Home Instances,
-oc for an excellent quality o! ironing board, . valuable properties for their
79*- ibat will r.'.i warp. once and fo: the cost of the numerous
c for an extra large heavy ui low Clothe-, ceremonies which Ihe'.r keepers bnvt
54 to perform, in these altrtaM th« Hln
The prices given here are of course , <ltm gH u|) (,k„tustlc idols of aerpei
The devoTeca of this strunge
tor full si«d
for medium si.-cd galvanixed iron Wash
24C iciub i
45c ceptional merit.
mere fiction, but the prices lllank
should quote in his advertisement
should show the public that he is
giving bargains; they should be prices
that would compare favorably with the j
prices of the mail-order catalogues, j
and he should impress it upon the
public that he not only Hhows them
what they are buying before they pay !
for It, bnt that the purchaser has no i
freight to pay, and does not have to
wait an Interminable time for the
goods he buys, as when ordering of
the mall order houses.
It is specific advertising that drawn.
The advertiser who doticrlhew In
tuake periodica
and milk and cooked rice i<>
pents living In the Wirlne, In <>
receive their favor.
Only One Novelty L«f«
Mr*. Klor« Annie Wool
with it ti* ed I. tf
frlentl for some Inform
Hf'lf. Ml'#. n'1
been mlll'lM, I I'live
of dough
ho author
, an American
itlott about hi
lied I httv
hi hi' children, 1
. I have, tlier
fori.0 lived III...null III" "oU,d 10
and "0¥"lty bo,or*
iA« 111 '
ilty Youn:: Men's Christian as-
)ii continues to reach aa in-
igly large number J men- Its
irshlp Is J.11"I Its 'wo gym-
is are belflg used b| 2,144 men
iys, anil I Sere are 1,1)20 enrolled
,wi..r ..ti. Anl <«Uiuc, ul Thftr« nrn
Doing a Big Work.
The West Side braifch of the New
York city Young Men's Christian as-
sociation continues to re#ch aa in-
id boys
In the education^ classes] There are
hundreds of nu n n l)«iln classes.
he men's meetings, ennflucted in its
hall, are exerting u wide Influence and
are attracting numbers or men. What
is true of the men's department Is
iilso true among the boj#, for a gain
of 15 per cent, in the la/'t year iu this
department has brougbI the member-
ship up to 451.
Slavery Abolished in/ Barotse-Land.
On July 16 la8t proclamation
was made abolishing slavery In all
the country ruled by the Marotsi.
The secretary of native affairs (Mr.
Worthlngtcn) Induced the king and
his council to make the proclamation,
but this would not have been possible
except for the Influence of mission-
aries of the Uospel.
To Encourage Missionary Study.
Rev. Dr. T. B. Kay, of NaBhvllle,
Tenn,, who has been made educational
secretary of the foreign mission board
of the Southern Baptist convention,
will seek to inaugurate a wider study
of missions among the young people
of his denomination.
Shucked Corn for Missions.
Twelve young women of Madison,
Ivy., shucked eight barrels of corn and
sold it for the missionary society at
$:M0 a barrel.
For Workmen.
A Y. M. C\ A. building cjsting |15,-
000 is to l.e built la the smelting
suburb of Tucorua. .

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