The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 87, Ed. 1 Friday, February 9, 1894 Page: 3 of 4
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AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE.
A Baea roc Lite Oak of rati Sprcad-
ta Fart Vtrr
s The most exciting experience I ever
m& wi in forest fire near Manis-
tee Mich. I had visited a small lum-
ber canp and retired to rest in one of
the bunks provided for the choppers.
I was awakened by a strong1 light from
the north and going outside of the
wooden shanty it seemed to me that
the entire world was on fire. It
cracked and snapped danced and
jumped as if the demon t fire was
holding a high carnival and celebra-
ting the end of the worl J. From every
aide could be heard sounds like the
firing of cannon and the shrieks of dy-
insr human beings. It was the falling
of the boughs and the sighing- of the
wind but I never heard so horrible a
sound nor witnessed so weird and ter-
rible a sight.
Hastily awakening the other men in
the camp I mounted a horse and fled
from the flames. liut the horse could
not keep pace with ths progress of the
fire. The lurid heavens looked as
though they were at molten heat; the
air was stifling; the smoke almost suf-
focated me while fall'.ng leaves and
boughs burned my horse and the sick-
ening odor of burning flesh added to
the horror. Within two or three hours
I was in an opening where I was no
longer in danger but my horse was
badly injured while my clothing was
full of holes where emb'ers bad struck
me. I will take my chances with cy-
clones or earthquakes but not with a
burning forest again.
MASON AND S3 A CCOK.
AN ONION LI KB A LILY.
A Foll-Bloodad Apackt Who Has Travel-
ed Far aud Learned ' och.
Since the days of William Kidd the
talented but unfortunate buccaneer of
the Spanish main there has been a
halo of romance over the head of sea
cooks. They have been the heroes
and villains of prodigious tales and
even their sons have baen endowed
with peculiar attributes. Not one
however is himself more of a unique
specimen than the cook of the ltritish
6hiD John Cook vh ch recently ar
rived at San Diego. Cal. after a long
and dangerous voyage from Cardiff.
This cook is a full-blooded Apache
Indian born in the White mountains
of Arizona. His peop'e. the terrible
White mountain and Ton to Apaches
have caused no end of trouble to the
troops and settlers in Arizona. This
man was named Tuinashaney (Silver
River) and was taken when still a
child to Mexico where he was raised.
' He has followed the sea for the
greater part of his life and has visit-
ed every part of the globe learning
several languages including English
and becoming some years ajo a mem-
ber of the masonic fraternity. In
civilization he is known as John Levin.
He is quite dark with the Indian
physiognomy and although 60- years
of age appears hardly in middle life.
He has a Mexican wife and family
living on the peninsula of Lower
California anl says this is his last
AN ICELANDIC INCIDENT.
Geraiaa Plank That G
and Ilaalt Woaada
In East Third street. New York in
the window of a tiny milk store arc
rows of what look to be lilies growing
'How do you sell your lilies
ma'am?" asked a man who thought
"Lilies? What lilies?"
"Why those lilies in the window."
"Those aren't lilies. They are
onions. The people buy the leaves."
"That's medicine for sores. If you
cut your finger or burn yourself you
take a leaf of that and pound it np so
i tha.t the juice comes out and then bind
it on the sore place and it is healing.
Or you take the leaves and stew them
up with leaf lard and make a salve
with it. It is very good indeed. Then
for coughs and colds you take the
bulb of the onion and cat it up and put
it in whisky with rock candy."
The woman showed the visitor that
the onions growing in the window
were different from the c mmon
American white onion. The leaves
are flat like a lily's not hollow and
tubular. The bulb which grows al-
most out of the ground is a green of
the same cucumber tint as andalusisn
pottery. The plant propagates itself
by little bulbs which grow from un-
der the parent bulb; it doesn't die
down every year but keeps green all
the time and it is not allowed to flow-
er. The onion is not fit to eat; at
least the woman said so.
"I don't know what yon would call
it here" she said "but in German it is
That means marsh onion.
RICH MEN IN THE MILITIA.
Primitive Molt) of Ueilinz With Crtm-
lnals In the Northern Iind.
The laws of Iceland are so fully
recognized that the services of a police
officer are hardly necessary; crim-
inals arrest themselves and the au
thorities have little trouble in secur-
ing the punishment of an offender. A
young' Icelander going across the
desert from Reykjavik met a man
riding a pony. Such meetings are
rare in those parts and like ships on
the sea the two hailed and spoke.
And this was the manner and sub-
stance of their conversation:
"What's your name?" "Stefan."
"Whose son?" "Thorstein's son."
"Where are you going?" "To prison."
"What for?" Stealing a sheep." "Xo
one taking you?" "Xo the sheriff
was busy so he gave me my papers
. the warrant for the arrest and sent
me on to prison by myself."
The men exchanged snuff and a kiss
and parted. A week later the young
Icelander was returning to Reykjavik
and near the same spot he met the
"What!" he cried. "Stefan Thorstein!
Why you said you were going to
prison!" "So I was and I went but
they would not let me in." "Why
not?" "llecause I had lost my papers
and the. sheriff saidjie could not take
me without my warrant." "So they
won't have you in prison?'
"And you are going home
"Eddie" Go aid Now Enrolled Amnnc the
Empire state's Cltlsea foldiery.
Edwin Gould has now become a
recognized authority on matters
military his connection with the
militia of Xew York state having
added highly to the efficiency of his
own regiment. Personally Mr. Gould
is very popular with his comrades a
fact which is in no way due to his
millions for among the citizen soldiery
money does not count. They are used
to plutocratic uniform wearers there.
The spectacle of a poor clerk in the
capac'.tv of lieutenant or captain
giving orders to men who have his
toric fortunes is common. William
Waldorf Astor an 1 men equally well
off or rather almost so have been in
the ranks of the New York militia.
It is a very democratic if well dis
ciplined body. Many a friendship
between poor fellows and rich youths
has been begun in this way. When
the boys get together in the armories
a 820 a week salesman may be seen
lending 60 cents in small change
to a $3000000 heir. Or a society
youth may ask some struggling genius
why he has not called this past week
only to be told that the genius had
been so busy trying to make a little
money that he couldn't. Democratic
simplicity is maintained in all equip-
ments. One man is not permitted to
sport more gorgeous military
trappings than another for all are
kept to one standard of neatness
cleanliness and military subordination.
By Ardmbreite Publishing Company.
WILL BRING OU
ENTERTAIN MENT.INFORMATI0N AND
TTsiani For the wrongs that needs resistance
t -tweag For the cause that needs assistance
! or the future in the distance
sjl And the cooa that we can do.
Hate the w rong and love the right
And patronize the ArcImobeite.
When Ion Need Job M of any Kind
Scored One la the Court.
A case was once tried in Limerick
before Chief Uaron O'Grady. A bar-
rister named Kushe was making a
speech for the defense when an ass
began to bray loudly outside the court.
"Wait a moment" said the chief
baron. "One at a time Mr. Ilushe if
The barrister waited for a chance to
retort and it came presently. When
O'Grady was clmrg-inir the jury the ass
again began to bray if possible more
loudly than before.
"I beg your pardon try lor'" said
Bushe. "May I ask you to repeat your
last words? There is such an echo in
this court I did not quite catch them."
Seventy Years of Irish Life.
Origin or an Old Saylnjt.
The question is often asked as to the
Origin of the oft-used phrase "Dead
as a door nail." but is not always an-
swered readily. The following expla-
nation recently appeared in the
Chicago Journal of Commerce. "The
door nail in earlier times was the
plate on the door upon which the old-
fashioned knocker struck to arouse
the inmates of the house. As the plate
tnr nail was struck many more limes
than any other nail it was assumed
to be deader than other nails. Hence
ttm phrase 'dead as a door naiL "
Women Who Will Uave Wh:t They Want
and Men Who Won't HegUter.
The average guest at a first-class
hotel put i his fist on the register and
takes what the lord of the rooms gives
him meekly and uncomplainingly.
There are rooms and rooms just as
there are hotels and hotels; and when
the hotels are crowded it takes an ex-
perienced and determined man to get
the best or a woman. Xo hotel clerk
has ever stood up before the ons'.aught
of a lovely female bent on having a
front room lighted on two sides and
not higher than the third story. But
there is another class of the dwellers
in tents the men who never register.
Every hotel has them and Washing-ton
hotels more than any other city. There
it means the game of politics. The
man who wants an office and is afraid
his rivals are going to put up combina-
tions against him. will slip into his
hotel and tell the clerk that he does
not want to be seen or put on the book
and the clerk tells h m that it is all
right. In some casas such actions
would be rightly regarded as suspi-
cious but not in Washington. The
leading hotels will average two a day
during the first year of a new adminis-
tration; after that they drop off to two
a week but it is a peculiarity of Wash-
Taking a Btth Without Towels.
Many people will be surprised to
hear that a great number of our pro-
fessional athletes look upon a cold
bath without the aid of towels as
their principal aid to health. The
method is to take a cold sponge bath
every morning immediately upon
rising and then while dripping wet.
to draw on one's flannel singlet
and pants. The bather then starts
walking up and down his bedroom at
a smart pace. He is soon bathed in a
delicious perspiration and in about
i five minutes finds himself deliciously'
fresh and as dry as the proverbial
bone. His underclothing is perfectly
dry as well and he can finish dressing
at his leisure. Cinquevalli the jug-
gler equilibrist and athlete ascribes
his years of unvarying health and his
muscles of iron to this method of
bathing without towels.
Patronize The AKDMOREITE.
WHAT " IS LIFE - liliiUihaiCIIv
it is a system of co-operation by which the fipuncli.l ioss caused by the
dejLth ol br iad winners of a few families Out o k one thoutaud may I
riJstutmted iraong tho tbany;
r Unitcr what system are the elements of SAF51"S and ECONOMY
THE FOUSE SYSTEM;
SOW BEING OPEijATED BY iUti
FIDELITY MUTUAL LIFE ISO
Of Philadelphia Fa.
What are its joints of merits over the old Hue high-priced insurance
and the cheap fraternal or assessment orders ?
By the elimination of all BANKING and SPECULATIVE featniea
known as tontine distribution and endowment trimming -nd by the limi-
tation of the amount that can be need by the officers for expenses' (iOOD
SOUND life insurance can be sold at from 33 i-3 to 60 per cent less than tho
rates charged by old line companies. It also cures the defects of common
assessment or fraternal orders by maintaining a reserve sufficient to prcK
ide tor the increase in mortality due to advancing age and to make good
its obligations in case of a severe epidemic
Old line companies charge 88 1-8 to 50 per cent more than was ever
known to be necessary; and agree to return such excess in dividends pro
vided it is not nsed in large SALARIES nud COMMISSIONS. Notwifh.;
standing the low rate charged; the undersigned will place iu auv bank iu the
city of Dallas FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS to be drawn out by any officer;
general manager or agent of any rival company who will prove mathemat-
ically to the satisfaction of five of the best business men in the state by the
use of the combined tables of mortality and the experience of thirty Amer-
ican companies that the Fidelity's rates are not abundantly sufficient to'
meet its obligations.
If yon desire to mix sentiment with business; Insure in fraternal orders'
If you desire to Combine banking with your life insurance take old
line insurance. But if you want lile insurance thai is absolutely safe at a'
reasonable price THJffi FIDELITY is the acme of perfection. A good hon-
est intelligent agent is wanted in every community in Texas. For teruis
rates eta address A.J.BROWN
General Manager' Trust Building' Dallas Texas;
-or WML D. SCOGIN
General Agent tor Indian Territory A rdniore I. T.
THE SINGER HAH'F'G COMPANY
54:-: AWARD S.
Ad Vert Itar. lontle tie Her him i t; ill oilier 'cwiij L'aeliii Ciupiiitr
If you want the best call on J. N. Morgan and buv the Singer. It
you want a che per machine I will w II you the Vertical Feed
Davis for $25. Come and see me before buying. I will sell cheaper
and give better terms than any one. Respectfully'
Shop Corner Caddo and Broadway Streets.-
arriage IP aintine
Top T rimmuig
- P. L. Elliott PropV
The Subscription List
Ton of Petrified FUh.
In the northwestern part of Colorado
there is a i region tse-veral hundred
square miles in extent which is liter-
ally a vast deposit of petrified fish of
all sizes and shapes. These fish beds
shale containing fish- rcmafn-l!-are
about 150 feet in thickness and 'extend
np and down the Green'river for dhvn
tance of 150 or 200 miles.
Increasing' Every Day.'
J X. HOHGfAN
Ardmore' I. T. -
City Livery Stable
If you want the finest turnout to bo hod iii' Ardni'ore don't for-
get the City Stable. New busies carriages and fino horses.
Commercial trade especially solicited. Experienced drivers ac-
quainted with the country furnished when desired. Horses'
bOarded by day or month.
CATHEY & SMITH
J0B PRINTING COMPANY
The office is well siipplied with' now material and is fully pre-
pared to print all kinds of commercial work snob as Letter
Heade Bill Heads' Statements. Cards Circulars Hand Bills '
Lawyers' Briefs Legnl Blanks etc. iu the best style. Either'
Mr. II. E. Foster or Jame s V. (Jolleilge experienced printers '
will always be found at the office ready to do your work with'
neatness and. dispatch. Call and get prices.
ARDMOBE JOB PRINTING COMPANY'
Central Livery Stable
Has the best horses and buggies sample wagons for conv'
mercral meny fitrtters' outfits etc. Careful and expe-'
rienced drivers" acquainted with the country. Best of
attention given to transient horses; Charges reasonable.'
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