The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 42, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 5, 1903 Page: 4 of 8
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THE CEADCIt OTHRtR OKCAHOMA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 1903.
Leslie a Nlblack Editor.
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THUnSDAjKFlSBftUAllY 5 1903.
Still no xplanaUon from tlip sewer
contract defenders as to the excessive
cost of Onthrle's lateral -wrs as
compared with other places
The Graft Defender's explanath n
department failed to connect with the
sower contract The business depart-
ment UowfAcr is not overlooking any
The lateral sewers wero construct 1
Jn Oklahoma City accotdlnR to the
some system and under ihe same law
that gowrned conditions in Guthrie
and ti In Oklahoma City the average
cost per lot was hut $0 fiO and In
Guthrie more than $5 per lot.
The promptness with which Guth-
rlo responded to Oklahoma City's ap-
peal for assistance at yetiorday's lre '
and the hospitality lavished upon our
firemen during their stay there la an-1
other exemplification of the American I
naval captain's saying' "Dlood Is
thicker than water"
Commercial rivalries were forgotten '
yoaterdav when the ord levhed
Guthrie t'iftt the entire leisltuMB sec-
tion of Oklahoma City whh in Ha me a
and the general feeling of regret ami
chant 1 to expressions of
satisfaction when later reports devel-
oped the ta) situation
AMERICANIZING PORTO RICO.
Tho work of making od Ameri-
cans out of tho people of our now
territory In tho gulf of Mexico s go?ng
on with very credltablo spa1 1 an I In-
telligence t Jit tho annual report of
Hon. William H. Hunt tho governor
of Porto Illco just made public thero
aro somo highly ploaslng figures on
education. In January 1001 there
wore Bflli ischools open In tho island;
In January 1902 thore wore 8?C and
now there arc 1100 Tho number of
teacher's at tho three date3 respect-
ively afo'pnt at 721 334 and 1120.
Tho number of pupils whloh was 30-
000 at tho second is now 55000.
ManifostlythlB Is a very encourag-
ing condition of thlugs. Tho "llttlo
red school house" whloh was on tho
front lino of tho American advance
from PlyrnpnjLh Rock to tho Goldon
Gate is in tho van of tho American
expansion In the Islands of the Mex-
ican gulf. Education In the common
Bchools was practically unknown ut
the time Amorlcan sway began 'n
Porto Rjco. There were schools li
tho island under the Spanish regime
but they were few la number we-e
poorly oaulpped and had only a sparse
attendance. The public school sys-
tem In Porto Rico ns known In 19C3
dates from the beginning of tho Amer-
It will bo easy for tho Porto Rlcana
to attain to tho full political arm so-
cial dignity of Americans. Tho ad-
vances Which aro bolng made by
tjiom In an educational way start thorn
on tho road to the enjoyment of all
tho privileges ncordod to any Amer-
ican community. A form of gavorn-
monl has been nrovldod for Porto
Itlco which Is hut llttlo bolow tho
status prevailing In Oklahoma New
Mexico and Arizona Soon tho fu.l
territorial condition will bo reached
Thn statehood will be In sight The
Porto Itican have the strongest sort
of an Incentive for educational and
general -.octal improvement and them
is no doubt that ihey axe taking In
telligent advantage of their opportur'-1
ties A blight future Is in store torj
America s wards In the gulf of Mexico
MAN AND DOG.
StorIe ;! the affection of dogs for
men and of their sacrifice for men are
numerous A current news item from
Memphis. Tenn records an Instance
where the reciprocal feeling of men
for dogs wbb most strikingly display-
od Tho tory Is told by the engineer
ana the uremsn or an iron Mountain
j all way train coming Into Memphis.
As the train come up a treble a
fow miles west of the city tho en-
gineer and tho fireman saw upon it a
man and a dog Tho man. they aver
had plenty or tlmo to get across and
t fo anil atarted to jo so But
l i i ig tround he saw that his dog"!
vj lagj ms and turned back to save
Iams and turned back tq save
He reached the animal andU-
nil It i-i fr the I vnatlr Tint mt i it'll ft
the train had come up and fho manJf
was struck and .killed. Th dog was
He pro fed to ho an old man ap-
parently near 70 unknown thoro-
abouts. and proohifhly a vagrant. Per-
haps hie dog van the only friend he
had. At all evenla he thought
enough of the dog to risk and lose hU
life to savo 1L Doubtless his spirit If
It now know aught tf things mun-
dane. Is content He saved his dog
and his dog vlll mourn him whard
there was perchance no human soul
that would enre whether ho lived or
Those who would outlaw tho dog.
because In rare Instances It Is afflict
ed with hydrophobia and becauso
quite frequently It is persecuted Into
undlscernlng rage merely because Hi
Is sick are undertaking an Impossible
task. Sensible men think too much
of dogs to permit them to be outlawed
merely became some men are cruel
and Ignorant awl foolish. t
The dog has wall been called man's
bent friend among the lower animals.
The dog's affection for man is re-
turned not always as it deserves but
sometimes as the story Jnst told
proves to the utmost llmls of life.
Greater lore has no man than this
that he lay down his life for his friend
e en though that friend be but a dog.
On one occasion at least the city
has had to reimburse the sewer eon
tractor for a mistake committed by
the city engineer. The city engineer
under some peculiar construction of !
the ordlnnncoe was not required to
give a bond henco is not liable for
any errors. Then who will suffer this
additional burden? Why tit lax
payer of course.
In the future when the city wants
an estimate of the cost of a proposed
sewer it is suggested that an ordl-
nary dollar-aud-a-baif-day trench dlg-
gar he hired to advise the council.
The expense of li two-cent postage
stamp would have enabled the city
council of Guthrie to have ascertained
the cost of sewer construction at Ok-
lahoma City before accepting the esti-
mates of a bondloss cty onglnoor.
The lo offi IIorxrHliiic.
The loss of n horseshoe axortcd n
trcmondow: Inlluaueo lulhc history and
rolgn of Henry VIII of England. Aft-
er tho fall of Anno Uoleyn tho papacy
propnred overtures of reconciliation so
favorable to the king that ho concluded
to accept them. A representative was
sent from Home with the dispatches
and when only i day's jnurney from
Calais tho horse cast a bhoe and fell
lame. As tho horse was a favorite
animal tho messenger determined to
wait for n day rather than take tho
chances of losing the horbo. The next
day tho journey was resumed and Idn-
don was reached to llnd that Henry
tl'at day had been married to Juno
Seymour a Protestant that Anno had
been beheaded the day before and all
hope of n reconciliation was lost Tho
messenger .was a flay too late and the
horseshoe had changed the bent of the
In the forests of Oregou WhShlng-
ton. Montana and Hrttlsb Columbia
thore Is a species of treo that has a
j continuous and coploua dripping of
j pure clear water from tho onds of Us
I loaves and branches. This extraordi
nary sight may be witnessed at all sea
sons when the leaes are on and soems I
ciually plentiful on clear bright days
n on dmm cloudy nights Tho treo is
a spocies of llr and tho "weeping" phe-
nomenon is attributed to u remarkable
power of condensation peculiar to tho
leaves and bark of this species of ever-
green. In tho island of Fcrro (.hero nro many
spocies of "weeping trees." but in this
latter cajt tho "(ears" appuar to bo
most abundant when the relative hu-
midity is near the dew point
Two of Isabella's citizens engaged
in a war of words Tnoeday and as a
result one of the participants is now
under the physician's care.
A. Man of Means
HMUIOra lO DC vnuiOUl tne
oamnhlet published by TllC
Mutual Life Insurance
Company of Ney York " A
Banker's Will." It explains a
curious provision in the will of
the President of a National
uanh- m -w l"'h vuj IU
J gives the list of securities if)
which the largest accumulation
of trust funds in the worlti is
invested. The pamphlet is sent
free to those who write for it.
TUU Corafuny null
tout Id Audi.
Ftrti In Amoynt l'ald PvUcy-koIJwt
' fir tt la Ag.
rp A T I.miVci7
(iyHUlUAL LIKE INSURANCE
UAU'AriY ur rNitw i urn.
Trios. J. Lowe Manager
r . nwwa..? 6
Dry Goods Merchants.
Lincoln Snv n AVny.
A young sergeant distinguished him-
Bolf by his git I la tt try at Donolson and
was recommended for promotion. He
wns summoned to appear before n mil-
itary board at Washington and closely
questioned by West Point graduate?.
None of bis answers wos satisfactory.
When tho report reached President Lin-
coln he lldgeted for a moment laid the
paper on his desk then taking one
gaunt knee In his hands Said: "I don't
know what to do with this case. Here's
a young fellow who knows nothing of
tho science of losing battles. He doesn't
of en know the technical name of the
fortification on which he ran up the
stars and stripes In the face of the en
emy." He thought a moment then in-
dorsed tho report:
Give tilts man a captain's certificate.
Tlie Cnrunttmi In nn Ohl flower.
Pliny refers to the carnation as hav-
ing been used in the days of Augustus
Cnjsir to give u spicy flavor to wing
While greatly loved and admired by
the ancients. Its improvement was not
much advanced until it found n home
in England. The date of this event is
not quite clear but is believed jo be
about tho year 1200. Chaucor wrote of
its cultivation In 13S0 from which date
it has been considered u florist's flower.
It was first called carnation by Henry
Lyte In 1578 und designated 'is a pink
in 1000. Edmund Speusrr called it
"coronation" which found little fa tor.
Shakespeare In "A Winter's Talc" act
A says 'The fairest Homers o' the sea-
son are our carnations" He jImi al-
ludes to It in ' Hem v V "
Miss Primrose Don't you eter give
your dog any exerciser
Miss Hollyhock (fondling a fat pug
dog) Of course. I fowl him with choc-
olates every fow minutes just to muke
him wag his lull.
Great Dob Grunt Chicken.
"Talking or dogs." sal the colonel
"a friend of mine has a Gordon setter.
She's the most sympathetic dog I over
heard of. She has the maternal In-
stinct so strong that she has brought
Vip a litter not her own "
"I've known of such chsh" Mid tt
"T&ere wasa hen had a el' i ' -i The
hen died and the cbuUui w Mi burn
distress. This dog took pity on it and
brought up tho chicken."
"Yes" Moid another listener that's
curious but It U not unoiimi(i '
"And now" cocitlijdeti tt. vluKw'l
solemnly "that -clikLen Imrl. "
Lawtoa la In tho midst of re
services this -weok.
UiU e.BI!Ui t
wi Dress j
fresh drues a speciaHy Opposite P. O. UD Ws
Olc of IlrrrinntiH'a Trick.
Not many months before his death
Alexander lien umnn the magician was
a guest at the famous but now defunct
Whltechapel club he rendezvous of
Chicago Bohemians. On the night in
question n venerable Japanese priest
was present. In the course of a few
tricks Herrmann picked up a desk of
cards and asked pome one to select a
card. ho seven of clabs was the card
drawn from the pack and it was shown
to the spectators but not to tho magi-
cian. The card was replaced in tho
deck whkh was shulllod and then
handed to one of the spectators.
"Look through the deck plonseH said
The bolder of the cards did ns re-
quested. "Is the card that was drawn In the
pack?" asked the wlaard.
"No sir" answered the spectator.
"What wac the cardr
"The seven of clubs."
"Well gentlemen" said Herrmann
"If one of you will kindly unutce the
prelate's shoo you will And the card
that bus vanished from tho pack."
After n smiling protest tho Jupuneso
priest unlaced his shoo and thore to
the amazement of nil was found tho
seven Spot of clubs. Rochester Post-
Express. Spider fanclen.
An elderly lady who 1' 'es In her own
house at Buttes Chaumont Paris has
discovered that spiders nro peculiarly
appreciative of music. "She has made
great pets of them and her house Is full
of spiders of nil kinds on whom she
spends her time and fortune.
. Her proteges nro lodged In a large
nlry room where she has provided ev-
ery necessary bupport for their differ-
ent webs. Her great favorites aro Im-
mense black spiders which with their
hairy legs and grqat bodies look very
repulsive to others.
When she Is Inclined to show off their
capabilities for music she surrounds
herself with n circle of water to keep
off their too delicate attentions and
plays slowly softly and In a minor key
on the burp. From nil comers of the
room the spiders run toward her lis-
tening with evident pleasure but should
she strike up a noisy gay inhhrmonl-
ous strain they scamper back to their
holes as though disgusted.
A curious fact In connection with this
story is Hint tho lady bears tho birth-
mark of a spider.
The mistletoe comes chloily from
Brittany. Soma 700 tons of tho charm-
ing white berried plant aro exported
from Pronel! ports yearly. This mis-
tlatoo Is to the Broton what tho pig is
to tho Irishman H pays tho rent. The
paasante of NormaUdy and Brittany
cultivate tho parasite on their apple
trees contrary to populnr belief It
ntroly grows on oaks and it forms
their most profitable crop. A few
I years ago tho French department of
agriculture decreed tho dostruetlon of
nil mistletoe on tho ground that It In-
jured tho apple trees. The peasants
however denied tho-uipoachment and
as the order 1b not enforced. Uioy grow
and export more "gul" than ovor for
tho Christmas enllvenmont of English
and American homos.
i The secretary of tho Interior has
Ibeen asked to appropriate $60000 for
jtwo nets- school bnlldlngs at Lawton.
State of Ohio City of Toledo Lucas
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
he is senior partner of tho firm of F.
J. Cheney and Co doing huslnoss la
the city of Toledo county and state
Aforosald and that said firm will pay
tho sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL-
iLARS for one hand every caso of
j Catarrh that cannot bo cured by tho
use of Hall's Catarrh Curo.
Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to beforo me and subsoribml
In my presence this Gth day of De-
cember. A. D. -1886.
A W. Gleason
8BAL. Notary Public
j Hall's Catarrh.Gure Is takea Intern-
tally and acts directly on tho blood
land mucous aurfacas of tho system
t Send for testimonials free
. F. J. Cheney & Co. Toledo O.
Sold by all druggists 76c
Hall's Family Pills aro the best
NEW YORK RACKET
115 WEST HARRISON AVE.
Saves You Money
Ever brought to Gutlirie and at such prices tnat makes
the New York Racket your Money Saving Emporium.
Don't get fooled by would-be competitors. The Racket
puices are lowerthan the lowest.
New York Racket
SAVES YOU MONEY.
1 Phono 2a. Office and Yards 407409 w. Harrison
"Why do you remain apart from oth-
ers?" asked a young Hon of his sire
"Would not a herd of lions present an
"Ily no means" answered tho oldor.
"It would greatly diminish the respect
now felt for us. Sheep may herd to-
gether but tho Hon must flock by him-
self." Now York Herald.
The lloslnn liny.
Slauinia Johnny did you wipe your
feot on tho mat when you came In?
Johnny 1 couldn't get my shoestrings
untied. Thoy wero in a bard knot.
Manima But what have shoestrings
to do with It?
Johnny I couldn't wipe my foot with-
out taking off my shoos could 17 Bos-
He Supposo 1 should ask your fa-
ther If I could marry you. Do you
think I would stand any chance?
She No. Your case would bo hope-
less. He Do you think ho would really
She Not tliat; but lie would leave it
A Donlilc llarrolcd Joke.
The facetious boarder bad the plot
laid for a killing joke.
"It's n wonder." he said "that you
didn't sorse up this bun. foaUiors and
"The next tlmo." said tho landlady
with marked emphasis. "I'll sorve her
bill and nil."
"Suceess" 1 assorted sagely "l due
to our accurate Judgment of human na-
ture." "And" retorted the man who always
carries things to oxtromes "to Its Inac-
curate judgment of us." Brooklyn Life
Tho Capitol National bank has the
flrst world's fair souvenir gold dollara
to como to Oklahoma Part bav tho
head of Jefferson and part MoKlniey.
Prlpe $3. Proceeds go to world's
As a result of a recent revhal at
Parry there has been over eighty con-
versions' anil fifty have joined ope of
UKl3il01113 AV 2
on Every Purchase
Best Stock of
Zoller's China Store
D'uring the past week we
have been offering some
special articles in our diff-
erent departments at ex-
ceptionally Low Prices.
offering these special prices
not that our goods were not
low enough for every article
we sell is as cheap as same
can be sold by us under any
and all circumstances but
more for bc reason to get the
general public interested in
our daily ads.
The Class of Goods
we handle in all departments
cannot be excelted" and the
prices no matter what the
conditions of tli bales can-
not be undersold Ye buy di-
rect from manufacturers and
onij from such as put out re-
liable goods thereby enab-
lug us to give you Uie very
You will find our assortment
of suitable prize gifts very
extensive ranging in price
from 25c up to as high as you
care to pay. These goods are
not tr'iles but useful as well
S. H. ZOtLER
m & Qkla. Ave.
Stillwater is entertaining s can-
ning factory proposition
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