The Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 21, 1901 Page: 3 of 8
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t;;e span of life.
Le dawn is gray.
light's dark shadow fade sway;
tag low Ring sweet the lullaby
ttle one Hen still ami sleeps
I softly through tbe casement creeps
he Hunt of day.
light winds whisper ere they die
lould we could tell
happy thoughts and fanofes dwell.
J i''J D - vin i - n f.- n nmy
openers tbe dear one's eyes
linujD world befora them lies-
Lt come what may
bother weaves her tender spell
DO nil im vtvu.
Ind morning brings
loft unfolding of lbs wings
the stops of tiny feet.
fcrattle none may understand
those who dwell in Uab 1ti.rf;
Yhilo lips tepeat
awn to Nlgt
uf huppy raasie.soft and low
Love guides tbe frail bark to and fro
With sweet refrain.
Youth's Afternoon glides swiftly by .
While Lore is igh.
The Dusk eomes on
And hides the glorlea ol the sun;
Vet all tbe heavens ring
With wedding bells for life t- blest.
And happy is the cozy nest
Where Lore is king.
His joyous reign bath just begun
Though day is done.
Now near bow far.
And Love still relgu.-. i
The Evening star.
iw heat and white
red heads; the tniling sight
arceseea the shadows creep
ie Horner Texas Highwayman.
By J. N. Quail.
TRAVEL in the
fore tbe Sunset
Route was built
through to the
Rio f. a .
from Han An-
tonio to the
river wm b y
i n g affair .
drawn by four
horses that pro-
ment for road
its in the irood old davs Huld-
were frennent then and they were
I always bloodiest either.
was on storrov night in the
ng of 1876 that the stage dashed
He. was iu
ne of that ' said
MT. "The old
t. We ll stand
re do" said the
inly shoved his
I man's face and
tie. Road agent
the old fellow
it. They got
In. blame 'em'"
lli.' "old felhrw
Hhy merchant o(
Allg tO OUT 111'
i way men had
ring he made consisted ol
ii and chain and a handful of
ITbat won't do. Come again"
one of the highwaymen.
at of tbe way Horner said the
r "and I'll blow the top of hit
No yon don'
mutt not b
bat we've g
Fl be bange-
r and he
Chester in tfa
d the trigger.
a a lie wa Home:
'struck up the barrt
t gun jntt at it wai
e bullet missed t
Mrs a hole in the
ch a few inchet above
Off with you!
er at he sei
he driver uoeded no tecond in
tion. Tbe whip cracked aud at
leaders broke into a gallop he
ked back over hit shoulder and taw
rner struggling furiously with the
robber for poitettton of the
.Only case in my experience said
;wben rehearsing the scene for
information of Hhertff Johnson
ere tbe agenta got to fighting over
spoilt belore I could get out of
Thote fellowt will make for the
elands of the Colorado" raid the
riff. "They'll strike off to the
hwest at sure as shooting They
take the back track or strike.
o Friotown for they know we'll
a 'he telegraph on them There's
ag nearby to the north but Ran
Wa can't reach that place by
and they know it. One of those
tsmav be Joe Horner ami if he
're'e going to be a lot of mwde:
Horner to the
he met a couple of cowboys half way
up Frio Canyon aud only a short dia-
tauoe from the Pruett and Nicholl
rauch. They belonged to that outfit
and were out afoot to round up the
"Anybody pass up the canyon laat
night''' atked tbe Sheriff.
"Ain't aeen any one" one of the
cowboys replied "but there's sign on
the trait of two ahod borsee going np.
Couldn't have been any of our be-
cause they're all barefoot. What's up
"Hold-up. Joe Horner aud another
fellow stood up the stage at Sabanel.
Other fellow took a shot at old Marks
(lot all be had. aud cut the mail tack
too. Tbat'a Oovernment lookout; but
the Martha) he's ont in Eagle Pass
to I'm doing it aloue. Hurry back
with those horses and you'll be in time
for the fnn. I'm going to' pull the
whole ranch as a posse. Horner'll
fight like blaes I'm a thinking." And
the Sheriff galloped to the ranch.
It had been rather qniet on the Frio
for months. No shooting in fact
since the last attempt by Mexican
hor e thieves to rnu off tbe P. k N.
bunch. vhu honori were only even
nt the Greasers lost one man and one
of the cowboys hail been indisposed
for a few week thereafter. Naturally
the Sheriff's newt threw them into a
fever of excitement for a time their
only regret being that it was not their
aucieut enemy the (ireasers that they
were called upon to pursue. Natural-
ly too after beating the whole itory
they decided anong themselves that
Horner was entitled to a chance and
they determined to give it to him if
he'd tale it. After a hurried break-
fast eight men from the ranch joined
the Sheriff an 1 started up to the head
of tbe canyon.
"Chances are that we'll fiud them
hiding in the cedar brake up there"
said Ril! Nicholl "for if they traveled
all night they will be keeping under
cover dnring daylight."
"Here'a their trail cutting off litre
to the right. Mire enough Sheriff"
said on of the cowboys after they had
j riddeu almost an hour in silence.
"They're making for the cedar by the
tracks and we may ruu up on them
j almost auywhere in that thicket."
"Ain't that amoke up there ou the
left?' aaked the Sheriff pointing to a
j thin white spiral cloud that curled
I lazily away over the brake.
"That'a smoke" said Rill Nicbolt;
' cedar amoke for I can smell it now. "
"Haven't tinned in yet" suggested
a cowboy. "Probably getting their
grab We ain't going to catch weasels
"We're going to come pretty clote
to it " said the Sheriff "for I'll give
them a little more time."
"Why not tush them''" asked an-
"They'd bear us com me a miie
away." said Rill NicboH ' and be
And HIT this time not move from
the cowboy bidden in the long grass
out there with tbe horses. Tub shots
came leas frequently and tbe halloo-
ing trow here now (here in tbe
brake told of a search that was going
on; but whether for living or dead one
co ii hi only guesa.
Presently ono of the horses of a sud-
den throw up his head a ad perked bis
ear toward the brake at its near edge.
Quietly as a snake moves tbe oowboy
withdrew his arm from the bridles and
flattened out in tbe grass.
A man bis right arm hanging limp
stood there in the edge of tbe brake
and stared about as a hunted book
might. As ho caught sight of the
bunoh of horses alt with heads erect
now and watching him he started and
stepped out from among tbe oedars.
Next instant with body bent almost
double he was hurrying toward them.
One of the bunch tossed hia head and
sidled off. The others stood and
watched the newcomer. He was
among them and reaching ont to grasp
a bridle wheu a voice from tbe grass
called out "Keep that hand up I've
got you covered! '
Then as the cowboy rose almost at
the newcomer's feet he asked "Are
you Horner or the other chap?"
"I'm Horner " was the answer.
"All right. Just be good and we
won't hurt you. Hut that other onss
gets the rope if the boys catch him."
"He's out of trouble" said Horner.
"Rope won't bother him none now.
Can I drop this hand ? Other arm's
hurt and I'd like to make a sling for
it out of my belt."
"You'll be dead square decent?"
with just a iihade of suspioiou in his
"Honest. Keep me covered if you
"No; I'll jnst help yon with that
sling. Rut I'll crack loose a few just
to let the boys know you're here."
And he fanneit hit six-shooter until
the echoes rang.
Answering shots came from the
brake aud then tbe cowboy shoved
the six-shooter into its scabbard say
ing "Let me look at that hurt." And
a minute later: "You're lncky Horn-
er and tbe boys'll be glad it's only a
scratch. Which of them did it?"
"The Sheriff. "
"I almost knew it" said the cow-
boy. "None of onr bunt would have
pulled ou you unless he just had to.
The other didn't give Marks no show
aud so he was bound to get it."
Tbe posse rushing out of the brake
was surprised to see Horner pitting
quietly ou the ground while their fel-
low was binding up his hurt with the
sleeve torn from Horner's shirt.
had simply run into him knocked
him dowu jumped over him and es-
caped into the brush. "I didn't have
tbe heart to plug him in the back"
said Sheriff Johnson in telling how
he had let Horticr slip through his
j The Sheriff took bis prieot:: J.wn
to Uvalde alone; bnt when Tom Paacal
I who rode the circuit then came to
Uvalde to hold the next term of the
district court every man in the P. ft
N. built was in town trying for jnry
"It aiu't no nte boyt" tbe Sheriff
declared. "I'm uot nagratofnl but an
oath's a serious tliiurf and I just can't
call yon'ns when I know from the go
that all yon want is to let him off easy
r to hang the jnry."
And wheu the case came up for trial
there was Marks out from San Antonio
with Lawyer Teall whom be had hired
to defend Horuer; aud there he was
too buying tbe prisoner's meals at
the Hotel Martin and sending them
over to tbe jail On the stand he
swore so earnestly tbst he had since
made Horner a present of tbe stuff he
banded out of the coach in the storm
that night that every one in court
knew lie meant it for trnth.
Rnt there too was tbe United
States Marshal: aud il Horner had
been acquitted on old Mark's show-
ing be might have fared worse at tbe
hauda of the (roveruiuent for there
Was the riled mail pouch to be iotro-
A iteuillloo Which Was Uuellvd Without
fere of Anna.
For sheer cool nerve and absolute
inspired genius in dealing with men
commend me to Clarence King the
geologist if the story that is telling
about town be true writes a corre-
spondent of the Washington Post. Mr.
King tbe tale runs was in tbe field
all one summer last summer I think
with a Oovernment expedition. The
field happened to be in tbe far West
and tbe men he wts compelled to em-
ploy aa aaaista its were a band of
cheerful mffians half-breed despera-
does and "greaser" scamps. Rad as
they were they worked well and they
v ere indispensable. One night one
of them deserted. Mr. King knew
what that meant. It meant a stam-
pede and an empty eamp if the de-
serter were allowed to go unpunished.
He chose a companion in whose si-
lence he could depend mounted and
took the trail. On tbe third day tbe
deserter was overtaken captured and
landed in a convenient fort. The run-
away had subsisted for tbe three days
of bis liberty on such game and birds
as he could kill. His horse was white
and as he rode often with prey slnng
to the saddle tbe auimal was streaked
aud stained with blood. The man be
ing in safekeeping Mr. King and bis
companion rode back to camp leading
the crimaon -streaked horse with all
the deserter's belougings strapped to
his back. They spoke no word of tab
missingman tc his former companions
but dismounted in grim silence. The
men endured the pangs of curiosity as
long as they could. Then they sent a
committee to Mr. King to make in-
quiries about the fugitive. Mr. King
gave a meaning glance at the blood-
stained horse and made answer briefly :
"He ia gone" he said impressively.
"He is gone where anybody else who
tries to desert will go too."
Half-breeds and "greasers" gasped
and crossed themselves and front that
day on no one of them all ever tried to
Limit Seed Good Cattle food.
Sunflowers are no longer to be re-
garded as mere garden ornaments
with a (acuity for turning their heads
so that their large full faces are aimed
always at the sun. Tbe plant is a
big oily gold-producing article of
commerce and has its own peculiar
points of growth and management.
It has just been learned in England
that sin (lower seed is the most fatten-
ing of all foods for cattle. Several
farmers there are coining money by
raising the plant wholesale for mar-
ket. Within a mile of tbe principal
farm in the southern counties there
are more sunflowers probably than in
all other parts of tbe world. The
farms look like great yellow mists
j when viewed from Kdgetou Hill
j twenty miles away.
I There are 500 acres of sunflowers
I altogether and when the ripe heads
I are cut in the fall the crop will yield
j about 300 wagon loads of seed. The
market value of the seed is $60 a load
a total income of $15000 for the
! crop. The seed is ornsbed and pressed
I '-to cattle cakes. To raise these great
j sunflower crops the fields mnst first
1 be fertilized with calfbone dust. That
is an expentive feature twenty men
are employed in tbe bone grinding
Tbe fields have to be watched
closely while the flowers are ripening.
Blackbirds starlings and specially
sparrows know the fattening qualities
of the seed and immense flocks of the
birds come from all points of the com-
pass to feast upon the growing crop.
Boys are posted around the edges of
the plantations dnring that period to
scare the feathered thieves sway.
aw I n Daw l'ickMl a Wife.
line of tbe most uncor vcntional and
wtling proposals of marriage oa rec-
ord was that of Lorenzo Dow an elo-
quent aud popular Methodist minister.
Mr. Dow had mourned his first wife
for a year and thought it well high
time to replace her. One day at the
close of his sermon be electrified hia
congregation by announcing: "I ajn
a candidate tor matrimony : ana n any
T PUZZLE EHTs1CIIT.
The solution ro-these pnarles will ap-
pear .in a sue.'eeding issue.
I IS A Dim Me Acrostic.
The primal s aud tia! read down-
ward each name a man name.
1 At one time. . To be driven
with haste. 9. A stoop- uuek. 4. Open
surface. 5. To raise.
It. A MelsfMM.
Whole I am very tiuu change my
bead and 1 successtTely become to
oheok by fear of dang- to reproach
to boast to-frequent anil a ramble.
THE HOODOO MtW THE NUWCUT;.
A hoodoo and a mascot rctto met one day by:
i With something or ttmldttv: and cautious-
Fell to dismiss! ux what there was lu tbU
queer world of our
That 1mI som people to suppose they held.
"When n fellow'' said tbe hoodoo "thttiss-
that I've got u Iwblnd him
He lets that notion fill his head aud to bin
errors Hind him;
Bo he wanders and ho stumbles nnd dejeet-
ed walks the street.
And holds poor me responsible for tangling
ail Uls feet.''
14 Iv -f
laJ Sis Uuviaot roots.
As long as be holds opt he yields
neither K the one
2. I do not like tb
enough to-live there.
3. Let the Uauk cat
shall take the green.
4. Xhe madam show.:
5. All entertainments
ter Royal begin at a sei
0. Should she be rigl
Then when his eas
finds sunshiny days
He boasts bis faith In BMSC0
Xlves nil the prai--
uascot. "when a
es to aeeomidUU
Imilded and h
iji v- appla
II hev to
116. A Word llli siu in-
t. A conn try ill Europe. X
To question. 4.
AMbWKRS u t'KKVll
tie owns n
nuce of In
itl iae- mascot of oopo
might have bee
time he was i
I into the stoe
I in the Panh
left' l.i hi tb
i for btmst ir up
Oh. they just
l brake New
' P uu l"r
! Tbe revei
them for a
; "Aa the oni
' After a
of the pul-
aek of the
i in spec
me was tn
her inv wife
ly supplied with this world's
arm ltno r tlia rwtare.
: 8i vende! dnle!" "Agn
Mucho fresco!" For shun
in the tall grass to await tbe
an hour perhaps uot a sound
out of the lirake tint the '
o carrT n
git at ev
eyes at the gay ca-
lg beneath. A gen-
all this will have
in 'In dying a new
I have arisen the
ire gone and a new
raina. barring trol-
a milk man in a
ickstor with a one-
ie "Fish! Fresh
IW. A Diamond-A
D-well F act
111. A Letter Enigma
112. A Word Square-
E R R O
O N L V
F-law M -aster N ear."
NO OYSTER RAISINC IN UTAH.
Pallure of Kiirliiint la Kstabllth Beds
In tbe BSM Salt 1
The economic value of oysters and
the immense demand fur tbem have
caused many experiments to be mad
looking toau increase in the supply.
The discovery of a method of artifi-
cially fertilizing the spawn was a most
important step but at present efforts
are being directed toward finding suit-
able sites for new beds. lysters are
somewhat particular as to their sur-
roundings aud differences so slight
as to be almost inappreciable will pro-1
duce a marked effect on the mollusks.
The water must not be too salt nor too
fresh it must not be too warm nor too
cold and there must oe some oinei
obscure conditions present to produce
a successful crop. On tbe Europeau
coast and on the American Pacific
coast some factor is miseiug or some
deleterious one is present aud incon-
sequence oysters are poor.
Dr. H. F. Moore.ofthe United States
Fish Commission has been making
some investigations into the possibility
of oyster culture in the Oreat Salt
Lake. The waters of the lake itself
are far too salty for this purpose aa
they contain about twenty-two per
cent of solid matter white the undi-
luted water of the ocean contains only
between four aud five per cent. It
was hoped that suitable salinity might
be found at tbe mouths of streams
and careful measurements and analyses
were made bnt though a .one of
proper deuaity was found it was not
fitted for oyster cultnre. Ou account
of great fluctuations in rainfall the
amount of fresh water hr night down
by streams varied excessively aud tbe
brackish belt moved up and down as
the streams were low or high. The
winds also blew more or leas salt water
into the streams and aided in render-
ing tbe area fitted for the life of oys-
ters a moveable one. ' As oysters are
fixed they cannot follow the brackish
belt and would be destroyed by the
-Bdwarit i. Adams In Judge
HUMOR OF THE DAY.
A Frenchman intending to call a
yo mi' lady a Slear little lamb" got it
"one expensive-small i:itton."
Talker "Fanner tells me he's do-
ing a flourishing business."' Chinner
"Yes; he's writing visiting cards.'
Mis Passe "They say marriages
are made in heaven." Miss I'ert "Ah
then yon have one more chance."
"Talk about tbe seven sleepers"
muttered the angry tragedian. ' I'll
bet there are 7000 of them between
Albany aud New York."
Mother (to Bobbie) -" Yott must not
put off till to-narrow w hat yon can do
the plum puddin
'Then let's finish
hut Is still
The eivilising i
the Chinese is 1
San Francisco by
in tbe Chinese rii
they oall Ghristiu
In the public sch
ol la the West
nd Christianizing of
eing encouraged in
a free public school
inrter Eisht reliir-
Attempt to outl-ilk money.
Paterlaim!iits-"Nelly T want an
explanation from you. 1 saw you kiss
young Johnson this evening." Nelly
"Well papa be kissed me tirst. "'
Collector (after beinj' put off)
"Whan shall I call auin sir?" Debtor
"I suppose ;tintictte will require
yon to wait till I have returned your
"Won't it be very expensive to serve
an entire diuner in tbe play?" "No;
I've fixed it eo that the host will have
apoplexy during the second course."
The Caller"! would like to see
something in the way of a check."
The Tailor "Excuse me ; bnt are yon
a customer or just a bill collector?"-
Yonkers Statesman. 3
"My hair" mused Van Suiythe as
he carefully consigned Ins two remain-
ing wispj to their Appointed placet
"reminds me mosi painfully of a fool
and his money." Tit-Bits.
Ycung Mother "Horrors' Here's
an account in the paper of a woman
who sold her baby for ten cents."
Young Father ( wearily i- "Perhaps it
it was teething." New York Weekly.
Crags "Did you tell Simpers yott
thought I was a man without any bal-
ance?" Butts "Well. I naturally in-
ferred that if yon had a balance yon
would draw on it tot the amount you
owe me. 'Philadelphia North Anier
The Bride -"I waut to thank you
so much for that beautiful present."
Her Married Friend "Say no more.
my dear it w a
mere ttiae. 1J
Rride Veil T didu t tbinkso vrb
I gsve it to yen at yonr marriage."
"Do yon love me so mnch ' she de-
manded "that yo-i onI4 be willinp
to give np your all for n;e?" "Tea"
be replied. "I would willingly giv
up all far yon bt;t of course tho
doesn t include
your father." K
or profession for
- -I shall make
Jinks -"Has he
it I expect roti i
i selected a trad -ir
boy? " Winks
lumber of him.1
bent that way?"
it. Tell MM
and ha won't
their lessons aloud. Inflection is a
much a part of the Chinese languaj;
as construction and it ia supposei
that this is the cause of their pervert
ity in disobeying the rules.
In the mission schools Chinese i
taught beore English There ar
night sesaiont for adults who worl
during the day. Many accept the in
strucUon in the Catechism with littl
grace and bnt for the sake of tbe Eng
lish. which they desire for bnainee
reasons the difficulties wonld be mttc!
greater. New York Tribune.
Milk bjr thr Tard.
On seeing a notice is the window c
a country general shop that every
thing was sold there by the yard ai
"Do yon sell milk?" said he.
"Y'ea" said the shopman.
"Then give me a yard" said tb
"ootball on the Firing l ine
ft.irio.il hits v'itro
y is breve
why a man
mounts to in
i boys in
It wm dt
tt the fune
me wid m
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