The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 111, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 8, 1899 Page: 3 of 4
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THE DAILY CHIEFTAIN.
BY OHIEPTAIS PUBLISHING CO.
VINITA. - - INDIAN TERRITORY.
BELLAMYISM A FAILURE.
Some of he Many Oliatncles to no-
(cu la Carrying Oot the Scheme
In Drlllah Colombia.
Tb socialistic community that
started a cooperative society near Halt-
ing. B. C three years ago ia a "bust-
ed" community. Bellamy' dream
"Looking Backward" was the idenl
aimed at by the little band of well-
meaning visionaries who to the num-
ber of 200 left comfortable homes in
Vancouver to wander after strange gods
In the trackless wilderness of British
One hundred thousand dollars or
$500 each was the amount of cash pro-
Tided to found the city of Bellamy as it
was called and those who did no pro-
vide money were allowed to pay into
the common treasury an equivalent in
time checks in exchange for labor on
public buildings. When the social de-
parture was fairly inaugurated a board
of commissioners was appointed to set-
tle disputes and to teach the doctrines
of Bellamy. The colony soon numbered
600 men women and children. Saw-
mills farms and trade shops were start-
ed. At first all the men received the
same wages. Brains or skill did not
count for a cent. Soon those who
shirked work lived at the expense of the
active toilers and the colony was com-
pelled to start a scale of wages.
Soon after the colony was founded
the brainy men ceased to think the
necessity did not exist. There was no
spur toambition nocompetition. Then
It was discovered that the work done In
the shops and mills was so inferior that
it was not marketable outside Many
shareholders in He community asked
for their money back but they did not
get it. Some deserted. The common
eating house and herding of families
In big dwellings led to bickerings and
jealousies among the women folk The
men took up the quarrels of the weaker
sex and every man's hand was laised
agair.st his neighbor.
The commisfcioners who heM the
cash and arbitrated were overwhelmed
with applications for the administra-
tion of justice monetary and social.
The commissioners were not eqi a! to
the occasion and resigned in a body.
No members of the community would
take their place and there was no law
no justice. Members earned money out-
side the community and on theit re-
turn the members still faithful tc the
tenets of Bellamy demanded that a di-
vision be made of the spoils earned out-
aide. Then the shrewdest and fittest ftart-
ed up the sawmill and farms again and '
employed their weaker brethren for
wages In defiance of socialistic princi-
ples. The community was drifting back
into old channels. The ambitions got
the reins of power in their hands and
an went wen lor a little while. Then
creditors arrived and there was no
money to pay them. The books of the
community showed a debt of $100000.
It was a "busted community." San
The Terrible Germ.
Motrn discovery tells us that the air
we breathe the water we drink the
food we eat. the clothes we wear the
people we inert the papers we read are !
an ..i.eh.eu wim a lerriuie veg-
eiaoie tne germ. tie nugni almost . flourishe wonderfully in Jamaica and
sigh for our former happy ignorance cfjthfre u almost no llrait t0 the use to
the perils that surround us. had not the which lt Iaay be pul (rom building of
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crobe been accompanied by the knowl-
.-a. .. u..c .u.v-i. i '"Tiand nimost as many failures our
body be strengthened if its power of Yankee friend discovered that bamboo
resistance be sufficiently increased if it '
can be restored to its natural vigor we :
may effectually withstand the most
Insidious attacks. The man who is per-
fectly sound and well and who takes
goou care of Himself lives above the landt and ettled down into the con-
level of germs and parasites. Although ' rerting of bamboo fiber Into what is
lie cannot keep them out of his system known as "packing" for the wheels
ms bouy is able to destroy tnem. his
stomach is capable of digesting ail
sorts of germs. It Is the weak and
poorly vitalised system that falls a prey
to the omnipresent microbe. Good
Paatoa-rapha of the Saltaa.
Photographs of the sultan have been
much in evidence lately In consequence
of the kaiser's visit to the Holy Land.
But these portraits give a false impres-
sion of the sultan as he really looks to-
day. Abdul Ha mid has not had his pho-
tograph taken for 22 years and the pic-
tures which have appeared in the illus-
trated papers represent him as he was
when he ascended the throne. The sul-
tan was born in 1842 and he Is there
fore 60 years old. He wears a long
beard which is now turning gray j
When he was a prince he was without
a beard but as soon as he ascended the
throne he abandoned the use of razors.
"Stew fruit with sugar fill a'pie dish '
with the same and cover with corn
flour prepared exactly as for blanc- '
mange. Brown the top of this in the
oven and serve. It will prove much :
mnrft Hifrenlibtn than ni crust fni..hll- 1
r " .....- ibi
siren's consumption. Boston Globe. j be
Ther Arc Succeeding While the Urlt-
Uh .Planters Are Having;
Although this fertile island has be
longed to Great Britain about 230 years
and has been tolerably well governed
during all that time its English citi-
zens are becoming more and more dis-
couraged concerning the business out-
look. They talk glibly enough of the
splendid natural resources of their
island but lu the same breath will tell
you that there arc no longer any in
ducements to emigration or openings
for younger sons and declare that ruin
stares them in the face unless imm
diate reciprocity places Jamaica on a
equal looting with the neighboring l
Most of the queen's subjects In J
maica still persist in raising sugar to
the exclusion of everything else al
though nowadays there is little profit
in it. The sugar plantations are bar
onlul in extent and time was w hen the
cultivation was so easy and profitab!
that the owners thereof could remai
abroad leaving overseers in charge
But year after year during the last
decade the overseers have reporte
smaller and smaller profits always hop
ing for better returns next time an
each succeeding year has regularly
proved a little worse than the last. Ab
sent proprietors and hired supervision
bounties hostile tariffs and above all
the production of beet sugar have eon
spired to bring about this natural re
suit; and now that Cuba and Porto
Kico with their unrivaled possibilities.
have passed into energetic American
hands Jamaica's mismanaged estate
may move along to the bow-wows more
rapidly than ever. Already the plant
ers are appealing to the government for
help and talking of grants-in-aid an
countervailing duties; but the truth
is that the government feels the pine
as much as any private individual
While the Englishmen are moodily
forecasting ruin and blaming th
home government America and Colo
nial Secretary CbamberJain for what
is clearly their own fault and the hap
py-go-lucky blacks like other native;
of the tropics are idly contented with
what nature provides a few Ameri
cans are quietly laying the foundation
for solid fortunes here. Some of thera
have invested a good deal of capital In
island enterp-ises. Thev have bought
a number of abandoned or run-down
plantations for a tithe of their originnl
value besides inaugurating new indus
tries and starting afresh several lag
ging old one.s with their accustomed
vim. A few years ago an American
syndicate purchased the government
railway 06 miles long which runs from
Port Royal to nowhere in particular
and the new owners immediately in
vested $8000000 in extensions which
when completed will open up the rich
est lands of Jamaica as well as some
of the most entrancing tropical scenery
in the whole wide world.
One American of mv acquaintance de
voted himself to the raising of oranges
' nhnnt fiv v.an nrrn nnt Inst Kn&ti
shipped 23.000 boxes of them from .la
maica to New York and cleared a dol
lor a box on the lot. Though oranges
grow wild on this island and huve never
before been cultivated for commerce
there are few localities which produce
finer ones and none where theclimati
is better adapted to their raising. An
other of my countrymen is making I
fortune in plantains another in sweet
potaloe and another in bamboo. The
tat naue( of spontaneous growth
n0Ufeg t0 fte making of carts and
furlliture. After maDy experiments
fiber had cerain eIastie and incom
possible properties which make it
without a rival for some purposes. So
he built a big factory away up on the
Back river ln tne interior of the 1s-
0f railway carriages. It Is said to be
the very best article now used for that
purpose holding oil like a sponge
never hardening and never wearing out
and the demand for it is great both in
Europe and America.
The Yankees show more originality
than the sons of Britain in their ways
of money-getting and are always on
the lookout for new avenues of enter
prise. The few who went into sugar-
raising and its side issues rum and
molasses do not retire from the field
in disgust or sit down and growl as the
Englishmen do when the market is
glutted and sugar depressed but make
shift with other crops till times im-
prove. They get along a good deal bet-
ter too with the negroes who are
the only laborers to be had here. While
lhe Englishmen are forever in trouble
with the blacks believing them to be
incorrigibly lazy the American rail-
road builders and planters who employ
hundreds of negro laborers declare that
they work well enough if fair wages
are promptly paid. Under English
management a man receives a shilling
a day and a female house servant three
shillings a week and both "find them-
selves." But this scanty hire is pur-
posely kept in arrears so that if the
laborer comes late or irregularly it can
cut down to whatever the employers
choose to give. CnScr such conditions
men and women of any color could
hardly be expected to be very ketj for
working particularly when "living"
from the black man's standpoint costs
next to nothing. Philadelphia Kecord.
FURS IN RUSSIA.
The sealskin So Much Prised In This
Country la Almost Dae
It seems a contradiction to spoak of
a "cold fur" but that is what the Rus-
sians style some of the wraps that we
in the United Mates ignorantly con-
sider warm enough for the coldest cli-
mate. One of the first things an American
woman has to do when she reaches
Russia is to reconstruct her Ideas jn
the subject of furs. Her beloved seal
skin goes far down on the list. It is
one of tne cola iurs mat no Hussian
lady would care to wear as a lining
and it is as linings that all furs are
worn because it is too tender. The
only thing it is good for is a short jack-
et to be worn between the seasons and
then it must be used entirely for walk-
ing. A woman who sets out on foot in
that garb must surely return on foot
for if she took a carriage or sledge she
would be running a serious risk of
The pretty squirrel skin Is reckoned
among the "cold" cheap furs and is
given up to the unfashionable world
while the minx also a "cold" fur
though expensive enough is used by
men only just as is the pretty mottled
?kin obtained by piecing sable paws to-
gether. The proper furs for the cli-
mate are the "downy" furs that be-
ginning at the brown goat go all the
way up to that climax of beauty and
luxury the black fox or the silver
fox soft and delicate as feathers and
warm as a July day.
The kuni is a fur that was used by
roj ally in the olden time and was the
unit of currency. It is costly when dark
and has a tough light-weight skin
which is an essential in all furs that
are to be used for large cloaks. Sables
rich and dark are worn like the kuni
by anyone who can afford them court
dames cavaliers archbishops and mer
chants with their wives and daughters.
Cloth or velvet is the proper covering
for all furs and the colors worn for driv
ing are often light and gay.
Clothed in these furs the Russian sel
dom takes cold. Few Russians wear
flannels. The houses are kept delight-
fully warm and at places of entertain-
ment no extra clothing could be borne.
No Russian enters a room theater or
public hall al any season of the year
without removing his cloak and over-
shoes and no well-trained servant
would allow an ignorant foreigner to
trifle with his health by so doing.
The foreign churches are provided
with cloakrooms and attendants lu
the Russian churches this would not be
practicable as so many are coming and
going but even here some of the richer
people keep a servant to hold their
cloaks just Inside the entrance. Cin
It Was a Little Astray Out It Was
the lleat He Conld
The teacher in a low room of tne of
the primary departments of a North
side public school was instructing her
small charges in the spelling of simple
words. They had gotten bevond the
cat and dog and rat period and were
progressing toward the perplexing or
thography of words of two syllables.
.ow children" began the teacher
dogmatically "if you were out on the
street and saw your mammas or your
papas coming along the sidewalk to
meet you you would say thev wer..
coming toward you. Now toward is
pelled t o w a r d. That isn't ven
hard is it? Now all spell it together ! was shown into a very small scantily-
outloud. T o w a r d. That's right: i furnished one- She said in a de-
now you have it exactly. Now try ones
more and then you'll ail write a sen
tence with the word in it so that I can
be sure that every little boy and girl
knows just what it means and the right
way 10 speu u.
The childish voices rang out assur-
ingly with "t o w a r dH and then
slates were noisily drawn out from un-
der the desks and little foreheads be
gan to pucker into frowns of thought
Soon a quick hand shot up into the air.
"Well Hilly answered the teacher
are you through so soon? Let us ail
hear what you have written. Read it
nice and loud now" and a proud voice
promptly obliged her.
This is the message that the slate car
ried to the listening audience.
"The bad little boy 'toward' his iack-
t." Chicago Chronicle.
An Easy Dlacoverer.
Weary Willie Sir Isaac Newton was
lying under an apple tree snoozing.
v. en an appie leu on ms nead and he
iscovered de great law uv gravitation
fcnipsey Butts les. 1 1 ink Sirlsaao
must have been a very wise man from 1
de way he had of discovering rings.
When a man becomes famous every
body wishes to know about his wife.
ut when a woman assumes prominence I
ouour cares anyming aoout her BUS
band. Kansas City Star. -
CHURCHES IN PORTO RICO.
The lulled States Has Become Po.
sesaed of Fifty Fine
The United States government Is own'
) cr of half u hundred fine churches an
more than 30 convents parish houses
end other church buildings. This state
ment is made on the authority of Bev
j W. 11. bloan who returned recently
from I'orto Rico where he has bee
I looking over the field as an advance
agent for thcAmerican Baptist Home
) Mission society which has its head
j quarters in thiscity. It was in the busi'
ness office of the secretary of the in
terior of the island that Rev. Mr. Sloan
held the English service the first
San Juan an account of which was tel
egraphed here. Concerning it Mr.
j Slonn says:
The secretary told me that every
church building of every kind on the
Island of Porto Rico was held in fee
I simple by the Spanish government. He
said the titles were in his office and not
I in the hands of the Catholic church
j With the transfer of sovereignty from
' Spain to the United States the transfer
! of title passed and hence the United
States is the owner of these bindings
Holding so beyond dispute he offered
ule a church or two
"At Mayaguez. a thriving city of
20000 situated in the southwestern
part of the island and not far from
where Gen. Miles landed there was
building at the time a very fine new-
church. It was a steel frame with
spire complete. When news of the
landing of Americans arrived the
workmen laid down their tools and
those tools were still scattered about
the building when I was there. Hold
ing services in the place some of the
people good-naturedly told me I might
take the building and finish it.
"I notice that the military power in
the island has ordered the Roman Cath-
olic authorities to cease the issue of
pronunciamentoes against Protest
ants. I am glad this order was not in
force while I was there. Before the
vicar of Ponce the highest ecclesias
tical authority on the island issued
such warning against me I had diffi-
culty in getting congregations. The
first service I held in San Juan I got
a congregation by going into the park.
mounting a sent and beginning to rend
the Scriptures. In other places I had
to take time to advertise myself. Inv
mediately the people were forbidden to
go to hear me and the long and strin
gent order was published in the San
Juan newspapers. I found myself
known everywhere and the people
flocked m great numbers to hear me
I saw no attempt to obey the vicar's
orders. Everybody welcomed me. The
editor of the paper which published
he vicar's order added laconically be
low it : ' e are seeking the truth. hnt
"I do not attribute the great out
pouring of people to hear me to any
ardent religious tendencies but rather
to their curiosity and their desire to
honor an American. The people are
ery grateful to Americans. Their loy-
alty to us is quite remarkable. As
in most Spanish countries the women
do practically all the church going to
Catholic services. Frequently 1 had ten
times larger congregations than did the
Catholic church in the place. I preached
in theaters for the most port. Con
cerning the Catholic conditions in Por
to Rico I am bound to say that they
are much superior to those in Mexico
where I have labored for 12 years. 1
think there will not be the slightest
trouble about Protestants getting a
firm foothold in the island within a
very short time. The people are poor
and cannot build such churches as are
here in New York but then such
churches are not needed in that warm
climate." N. Y. Herald.
An t'nanltable Hoon
A German lady arriving for the firt
time in England drove to a first-class
London hotel. UFked for a room and
termined manner and ia very broken
English: "I w ill not have this room."
"No ma'am" said the porter and
brought in the first box.
"Man!" repeated the lady emphatical-
ly "I will not have this room!"
"No ma'am" said the porter and
brought in the second box.
The lady thought her faulty gram-
matical construction was the reason of
the porter's continued obstinacy and
repeated with a stern distinctness:
"Man I will this room not have!"
"No ma'am" said the porter and
brought in the' third box whereupon
the lady left the room indignantly but
the porter drew her hurriedly back
across the threshold pulled a rope and
to her intense astonishment the lift
went up. Tit-Bits.
The Gambling- Bacillus.
Successful sports know that in the
highways and byways are countless
idiots who skimp their families bor-
row beg add even steal in order to bet
on horse races at odds of four to one
against them in the long run on stocks
at twentv to one. on sluiririnir matohee
t evervthinir to nothing. The trambllno.
bacillus infests every legitimate sport
and anon rnts it. Criterion.
J on es W bo said "a rolling stone
gathers no moss?"
Smith That is a quotation from a
fruitless anneal to a suburban servant
I girl to stay another month ruck.
"Are you well up in the game laws?"
"Yes; never never never trump your
partner's ace." St. Paul's.
Jamie "Pa what is lese-majeste?"
Pa "That's the Latin way of calling a
crowned head a chump." Cleveland
Injustice of Fate. "A man can't do
much without money." "No. and when
he has money he doesn't need to do
anything." Cincinnati Enquirer.
The United States is a great nation
but the little tin thing that you rub
nutmegs on is a grater. Souierville
Bill "The under dog in a fight gets
all the sympathy." Jill "Yes; but un-
fortunately that isn't all he gets."
"You look nice enough to eat" ex-
claimed the youth. "And so I do" re-
plied the maiden "three times a day."
Ohio State Journal.
"How did Stubbs' poem get such
fame?" "Somebody started a story
that his wife had snatched it from the-
waste basket." N. O. Times-Democrat. .
".Mamma are soldiers like little chil
dren?" "Why dear?" "Because I see
so many being taken out for a walk
in the park by nurses." London Fun.
Henry "Stilton tries dreadful hard
to get on familiar terms with you."
Miss Peach "Yes; pa calls him 'Civili-
zation' because he's always making ad-
vances." Boston Transcript.
A lady went into a Boston book store
to purchase a certain reference book.
She wanted a copy of an edition having
an appendix to it and said so to the
"saleslady" who after looking over the
shelves for a moment or two held op
a copy of the book and said to another
clerk: "Say Mame have we this here
book with an appendicitis to it?"
Glory of the Shoulder Strup.
"I went to Washington on business"
said a New Yorker recently "and as
I had not been there since 18S7 1 nat-
urally observed things closely to see
w hat a change had come over the place.
I was in the lobby of a hotel chatting
and smoking with a young cavalry offi
cer. He was only a second lieutenant.
so his shoulder straps were plain with
out even one bar. At the other end of
the room near the elevator sat a man
with his back to us but as be moved
a bit occasionally I saw that he had
shoulder straps with a star on them.
Who is that general? I asked the
young cavalry officer.
' 'Come down that way and take a
look as you pass by' said he as his
face flushed and he looked madder than
a March hare. We passed by. The man
with the star on his shoulder straps was
the head man of the hotel whose chief
work is to see that hail boys and ele
vator boys do theirs.
' 'Do you wonder' snapped the offi
cer 'that army officers would prefer
to walk about in citizen s dress when
this kind of thing goes on here?"'
X. Y. Sun.
People often ask how it is that the
future of Palestine presents such dif-
ficulties. The reason is simply that Je- '
rusalem you cannot separate Jerusa-
em from Palestine is the sacred city
of so many creeds and warring faiths.
Not only is it the holy place of all the
Christian churches and two of them
quarrel bitterly over it the Greek and
the Latins but it is also one of the
most sacred places in the Mohammedan
world. Mecca and Medina are hardly
more sacred than the Mosque of Omar.
That is a fact which is often ignored by
Europeans who forget that to turn the
Mohammedans out of the temple in-
closure would disturb the whole Mos-
em world from the Straits Settlements
to Albania. We must never forget that
Mohammedan pilgrims from India visit
Jerusalem just as Christian pilgrims
visit it from r.urope. Lastly Jerusa-
em is profoundly sacred to the Jews
nd the Jews are beginning to be local
ly numerous and important. London
Consumption In Germany
During late years consumption has
become a much greater scourge in Ger
many and at the emperor's sugges-
lon hospitals and homes for patients
suffering from diseases of the lungs
are to be founded in those parts of the
country where the disease is most prev-
alent. In Wiesbaden and the surround
ing country the cases of whole families
dying of this complaint are of fre
quent occurrence and a hospital for
consumptive patients is to be founded
in the Taunus mountains in the high
ory aisirici as soon as the necessary
funds are collected. Pall Mall Ga
Take one Quart of Drunes. stir nuiii
soft and smash through colander; half
a box of relatine. nut in howl
with cold water let it soak for about
five minutes; take a pint and a half nf
the mashed prunes add to the gelatine
with three tablespoonf uls of sugar put
on the stove apd let boil for five min
utes; pour into jelly molds and serve
cold with cream. St. Louis Globe-Dem
Fatigued Francis Great Heaviuksl
Wot's Sammy jumpin up an' down ferl
Heavy-hearted Hildebrand De cook
own de road gave tilm some caper
sauce. N". Y. Journal .
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