The Orlando Clipper. (Orlando, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, September 11, 1908 Page: 2 of 10
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By DAVID DAHLGREN
ORLANDO, - OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA STATE NOTES
EVANS LEAVES it!
MAMt OF "FIGHTING BOE" PLACED
ON RETIRED LIST.
Judge A. II Huston in the district
court at Guthrie, declared unconsti-
tutional the Oklahoma separate school
law providing sepa.ate school boards
and separate schools for negroes in
the new state.
Announcement is made of tin
pointment of Representative ,f. It.
Calla, of Marietta, as special prose-
cutor In the
railroad charter cases,
the author of the law
the revocations are be-
The city council of Hobart has let
the contract for paving fourteen
blocks with asphaltum. Besides this
the town is claiming other improve-
ments aggregating JI .">0,000.
Picturesque and Spectacular Figure
Removed from Public Life by
Act—Saw Variety of Service
During His Career.
D. Evans, after a lifetime of service
under the Stars and Stripes, has re-
tired on reaching the age limit. Al-
though he has been inactive for sev-
eral months on account of ill health he
has merely been 011 leave of absence
from the Atlantic battleship fleet
which was lately under his command.
The official passing of "Fighting
Bob" Evans removes one of the most
picturesque and spectacular figures of
Guy V. Ferguson, of the Grand Ave-
nue hotel, Oklahoma City, and J. J.
O'Rourke, of the lone, Guthrie, will
represent the Oklahoma Hotel Men's
association in a conference with At-
torney General West regarding hotel
regulations provided in the new law. 1
The first official act of the state par-
don board was the refusal to consider
the application of D. A. Mason, of
Pontotoc county, in jail on the charge
of disposing. His sentence is thirty
days. The board also took up the ap-
plication for pardon of C. O. Graves,
of Washington county, serving a ten
years' sentence at Lansing for man-
Jerry McLish, of Wapanucka, one ot
the wealthiest and most influential
young Indians of the Chickasaw na-
tion, died at his room at the Whittlng-
ton hotel at Ardmore, Friday night, of
A bullet through the right knee
cap, neglect and bad surgical treat
ment maimed the young tighter for life
and even yet he limps badly and his
wound often gives him much pain.
For a time after this Evans was
compelled to give up active duty, but
was shortly promoted by congress for
gallantry. He then sailed for China
on the Delaware, the flagship of Vlce-
Admiral Rowan. Upon his return to
the United States "Fighting Hob" was
given ordnance duty until 1870. In that
year he married Charlotte, the daugh-
ter of Frank Taylor of Washington.
Until nearly 1873 he was stationed
at Annapolis. Then he was sent to
the Mediterranean as navigator of the
Shenandoah. With this vessel he re-
turned subsequently to Key West
upon the threatened outbreak of the
war between the United States and
Spain in 1874.
When the Spanish-American war
broke out Evans, then captain, was in
command of the Indiana. His historic
utterance to Secretary of State Hay
is well known.
"If you will send me to Havana,"
he said, "h— will smell of garlic for
A TEXAS CLERGYMAN
was put in
011 the Hay lies oil well
s progressing rapidly and
about !H)0 feet. Casing
during the past week. The
tools are en route to Terl-
the Baker and Finney wells
The second county seat election in
Cimarron county .has resulted in a
victory for Boise City, which won by
a majority of 1!7."> over Robdy. Both
of these towns hav;e been started
Speaks Out for the Benefit of Suffering
Rev. G. M. Gray, Baptist Clergyman,
of Whitesboro, Tex., says: "Four years
ago I suffered mis-
ery with lumbago.
Ever y movement
was one of pain.
Doan's Kidney Pills
removed the whol«
difficulty after only
^ '"1^1 a short time. Al-
_/V ' though I do not
J''] like to have my
name used publicly,
I make an exception in this case, so
that other sufferers from kidney trou-
ble may profit by my experience."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-MiIburn Co., Buffalo, X. Y.
How Hammer of Death Struck James.
The old parish church of Plumstead,
| which has just been reopened, is prob-
ably at least 1,000 years old. The pic-
turesque churchyard, a cherished
The Oklahoma Graduate
Association was organized at Okla-
homa City last week, and officers
elected at a meeting attended by rep-
resentatives from many parts of the
state. The officers are: Miss Rae L.
Dessell, Oklahoma City, president;
Miss Martha Kandell, Oklahoma City,
secretary; Miss F. B. Weir, Oklahoma
During the democratic convention
at Tulsa last week Leslie (I. Niblack,
editor of the Guthrie Leader, was ar-
retted upon the charge of criminal
libel upon a warrant sworn out by Dr.
M. W. Llgon. of Ada. Niblack gave
bond and was released. The alleged
libel had reference to prescriptions
Ligon 011 the dispen-
Whlle boating on Orcutt
Tulsa, Frederick Cornelius,
gee, his sweetheart, Miss Babbit
calf, of Tulsa, were drowned,
James Lafferty and Frances Kemble
had narrow escapes from drowning.
The boat capsized and Lafferty swam
ashore with -Miss Kemble. He return-
ed for Cornelius and Miss Metcalf,
'but before he reached the spot where
the boat capsized they had disappear-
ed under the water
American public life. He practically
closed his official career 011 May 7
last when he participated personally
in an imposing parade of soldiers and
sailors at Sail Francisco.
The admiral lias been in ill health
for some time and found it expedient
lo reside in the healthful solitudes
surrounding Lake Mohonk.
Admiral Evans has seen service of
almost every variety in the marine
fighting world. In times of peace
he was a strict disciplinarian
and conducted maneuvers anil target
cruises; he worked with the light-
house board; he represented the
i United States navy at stately gather-
J ings where ships of other nations fore-
Nurses' I gathered for pageant and display, and
he drove the seal poachers from the
He smelled gunpowder in real fight-
ing in two wars, the war of the rebel-
lion, where he was severely wounded,
and the Spanish-American war; he did
much to build up the navy and arouse
the interest of the people in the light-
ing power of this nation, and, finally,
he conducted the herculean task of
guiding the greatest fleet over the
greatest cruise in history.
"Fighting Hob" was born in Vir-
| ginia in 1840, and during his boyhood
lived the life of auy other care-free
Upon the death of his father Evans
went to live with his uncle, Alexander
11. Evans, in Washington, I), C. Here
he attended Gouzaga college. In 1859
he was offered an appointment to the
Naval academy at Annapolis.
lake, near in ]>>00 he joined his class at the
of Muslto- j naval academy and afterward during
Met- 1 the civil war he served as ensign and
and | midshipman. He served 011 board the
frigate Powhatan, in the flying squad-
ron under Admiral Lardner and also
iu the east gulf under the same of-
Afterward he served in the north At-
lantic under Admiral Porter.
It was during this sea service that
he participated in the desperate as-
sault upon and capture ol Fort Fisher.
MISSOURI'S ONLY LIGHTHOUSE
Is Near St. Louis and Is Also Water
Intake Tower for City.
St. Louis.—Away from the world,
apart from his fellow men, dependent
upon the inanimate things around him
for companionship, the keeper of the
only lighthouse in Missouri lives the
life of a hermit and is happy.
Less than a hundred yards from
shore and not three miles from this
city the intake tower of the St. Louis
water works is as isolated as if it were
on a desert island. There is 110 com-
munication with ihe shore except by
boat or signal, and no way of reach-
ing the living rooms of the tower ex-
cept by a hazardous climb up the face
of the tower from the water's edge.
The tower stands out in a turbulent
stretch of the Mississippi, near where
the Missouri flows into it, and the
waves which dash against it on stormy
nights or during a flood have all the
characteristics of ocean breakers. The
tower carries the government river j
lights, which must be kept burning)
from dark until dawn every night In
the year, and in all respects except
geographical position the intake tower J
is as much a lighthouse as any that
guard the sea coasts of the world.
Its keeper, James Landers, is like-
wise a typical lighthouse keeper ex-
cept in two respects. He has no help-
er, and he looks landward, loving the
beauties of the shore rather than
those of the water.
There is not room in the little tower
for many persons, and there are not
duties enough to keep one man busy.
Therefore, except during the coldest
weather of the winter when the ice
floes are running heavy and there is
danger of a pack and a freeze In
front of the tunnel through which St.
Louis gets its water, one man does
the work of both the city and the gov-
ernment at the tower, living alone
and seldom going ashore. His duties
consist of tending the gates to the
tunnel, opening and shutting them ac-
cording to signals from the pumping
station at Chain of Rocks; seeing that
no river drift or ice packs up against
the grating which covers the mouth
of the tunnel, and keeping the govern-
ment lights. Day ayd night at stated
hours he must look to the condition of
the gates, and at intervals through the
night he visits the lights, but between
these hours he has nothing to do.
Landers' house, which is the top-
most room in the tower, and bedroom,
living 100111 cind kitchen combined, is
as neat as a pin and as convenient as
a modern dining car kitchen, and most
of the arrangements he has made him-
self. The room is round, with win-
dows looking to the four winds, literal-
ly, for they are between the four rec-
ognized points of the compass. In it
are all his household goods, and in
spite of the nondescript character of
the place it has a homey aspect that
shows much of the tastes of its oniy
: haunt of the poet
his visits to Shoote
epitaphs." One of
r's Hill, contains a
these, on "Master
James Darling, aged ten," teaches a
lesson of moderation during the pres-
ent cherry season to the youth of other
places besides Plumstead. Speaking
from his tombstone, Master Darling
"The hammer of Death was give tu me
For eutlns the cherries off the trie."
THREE CURES OF ECZEMA.
Woman Tells of Her Brot'i2r's Terrible
Suffering—Two Ba'.^s Also Cured
"My brother had eczema three dif-
ferent summers. Each summer it came
out between his shoulders and down
his back, and he said his suffering
was terrible. When it came on the
third summer, he bought a box of
Cuticura Ointment and gave it a faith-
ful trial. Soon he began to feel better
and he cured himself entirely of ec-
zema with Cuticura. A lady in In-
diana heard of how my daughter,
Mrs. Miller, had cured her little sou
[ of terrible eczema by the Cuticura
Remedies. This lady's little one had
j the eczema so badly that they thought
they would lose it. She used Cuti-
cura Remedies and they cured lier
child entirely, and the disease never
came back Mrs. Sarah E. Lusk, Cold-
water, Mich., Aug. 15 and Sept. 2, 1907."
Even boarding house landladies
must pay out good money for the privi-
lege of boarding street cars.
tELl.OW CI.OTIIKS Viu: I \SKilITI.V.
Keep them white with Red Cross Bull Blue.
All grocers sell large - oz. package, 5 cents.
Pretty teeth are
good many smiles.
responsible for a
acts gently yet prompt-
ly onthe bowels, cleanses
Tne system ej|ectu ally,
assists one in overcoming
permanently. To got its
oenejieinl ejjects buy
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Dahlgren, David E. The Orlando Clipper. (Orlando, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, September 11, 1908, newspaper, September 11, 1908; Orlando, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc305727/m1/2/: accessed November 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.