The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 232, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 29, 1899 Page: 2 of 4
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THE DAILY CHIEFTAIN
VI uenti a Week by Carrlens. .
40 Cents a Month by Mall.
M. E. MILFORD MANAGER.
VINITA.I. T..JONE Z 1899
The National candidates in trie
two districts adjacent to this place
are declaring in favor of a treaty.
No other delaration would be
City Marshal Ledbetter has about
convinced the crowd that used to
make life a burden on the streets
of this city that it is cheaper to be
Jaw-abiding citizens than hood-
lums. EMERSON AND WEBSTER.
The Great Political Battle Itetween the Two
It wns the defection of Daniel
Webster thnt completed the conver-
sion of Emerson and turned him
from an adherent into a propagan-
dist of abolition. Not pity for the
slave but indignation at the viola-
tion of the moral law by Webster
was at the bottom of Emerson's an-
ger. After the 7th of March 1850
he recognized in Webster the em-
bodiment of all that he hated. In
his attacks on him Emerson trem-
bled to his inmost fiber with antago-
nism. No other nature ever so
moved him but it was time to be
moved and Webster was a man of
his size. Had these two great men
of New England been matched in
training as they were matched in
endowment and had they then faced
each other in debate they would
not have been found to differ -mo
greatly in power. Their education
differed so radically that it is impos-
sible to compare them but if you
translate the Phi Beta Kappa ad-
dress into politics you have some- j
thing stronger than Webster some
thing that recalls Chatham. And
Emerson would have had this ad-
vantage that he was not afraid. As
it was he left his library and took
In an address he said of Webster:
"Ip Massachusetts in 1776 he would
beyond all question have been a ref-
ugee. Ho praises Adams and Jeffer-
son but it is a past Adams and Jef-
ferson. A present Adams or Jeffer-
Bon he would denounce. But one
thing appears certain to me that
the Union is at an end as soon as an
- immoral law is enacted. "
The exasperation of Emerson did
not subside but went on increasing
during the next four years and in
lS54heread his lecture on "The Fu-
gitive Slave Law" at the New York
tabernacle in which he said: "I
never felt the check on my free
speech and action until the other
day when Mr. Webster by his per-
sonal influence brought the fugitive
slave law on the country. I say Mr.
Webster for though the bill was
pot his it is yet notorious that he
was the life and soul of it that he
gave it all he' had."
It was too late for Emerson to
shine as ft political debater. Long-
fellow wrote in his diary "It is
rather painful to see Emerson in
the arena of politics hissed and
hooted at by young law students. "
Emerson records a similar experi-
ence at a later date "The mob roar-
ed whenever I attempted to speak
and after several beginnings I with- j
drew." There is notEing painful
here. It is the sublime exhibition of
' a great soul in bonds to circum
stance. Emerson by his writings did
more than any other man to rescue
the-youth of the next generation
and fit them for the fierce times to
follow. It will not be denied that he
eent 10000 sons to the war. John
Jay Chapman in Atlantic .
The characterization of Dan by
his father Jacob was anything but
complimentary. "Dan shall be a
serpent by the way an adder in the
path that biteth the horse heels so
that his rider shall fall backward."
The allusion is to a species of adder
well known in Palestine Syria and
the east which was supposed to hide
in the sand and stealthily bite the
feet and legs of horses in order to
make them throw their riders.
The blacksmith's bellows- is at-
tributed to Anachoreis the ScythJ
en who is said also to have been
the inventor of the potter's wheel
of ship anchors and other pieces of
inechaniwn and the discoverer of
i - 3 valuable properties of tinder. . j
THE SWINGING DOOR.
51 any Person WU1 Persist In Opening the
Wrong- One. s
In olden Mines it was said of the
inhabitants of a certairi"great city
that a large number of them did not
know their right hands from their
left. That was a lamentable state
of things and to read of it awakens
an emotion of compassion in the
breasts of the men and women of
the more favored nineteenth cen-
tury. But there is reason to believe
that right here in New York city
as the century is drawing to a close
there are a goodly number of peo-
ple afflicted in much the same way
as wero those of Nineveh in the
The number of swinging doors in
this town is legion and it is a rule
almost without an exception that
where one swinging door is there is
another also. That is to say the law
of the' fitness of things prescribes
that swinging doors go in pairs and
this is true generally no matter
whether the doors swing in one di
rection or in both. Now there is a
well established rule of tho road in
this country. It is that when people
meet they should turn out to the
right If that rule is founded in
common sense as it seems to be it
follows that when one starts to pass-
through a pair of swinging doors
he should take the one on the right
hand-rather than tire other.
Observation shows however that
there are hundreds yea thousands
of men in this city who consider
this rule more honored in the breach
than the observance. Nor are men
the only offenders. Many women
are employed in office buildings in
all parts of the city and they too
often manifest .lamentable igno
rance of the principle thatoneshould
keep to the right instead of the left
Why this is thus might be an in-
teresting question for the psycholo-
gist. The thing now under consid-
eration is the salient fact which
has innumerable illustrations on ev-
ery day of tho week.
It soenis easy enough to do the
right thing as easy as tho rule laid
down by Spurgeon for getting to
heaven "Turn to tlte right and keep
straight on." The trouble with
many people is that they persist in
turning to the left when they come
faco to face with a pair of swinging
doors. A plain duty is incumbent
on those who know what ought to
be done in such circumstances. Let
them never depart from the estab-
lished rule never take tho left hand
door even if it is swung alluringly
open at the right moment by some
one coming in the opposite direc-
tion. That is the only path of safoty;
By walking in "it unswervingly
thoe who have learned the lesson
will bo able to exert some educative
influence upon those who go astray J
as often as the opportunity pre-
sents itself. Let the former not be
discouraged if the influence is smalL
The cumulative force of the right is
mighty and one hazards little in
saying that in time the use of the
right hand door will become univer-
sal .The present generation may
not live to see the day but those
who lend a hand in the accomplish-
ment of this reform may rest as-
sured that the triumph of the cause
though long delayed will be sure.
Keep to the right in meeting peo-
ple on the sidewalk. Above all keep
to the right when entering a build-
ing or an apartment provided with
swinging doors. New xovi itid-
une. A Boys Theater.
On very stormy afternoons the
boys played theater in the large
garret of the Boys' Hubert street
house a convenient closet with a
door anil a window serving for the'
castle of Elsinore in "Hamlet" for
the gunroom of the ship in "Black
Eyed Susan" or for the studio of
Phidias in "The Marble Heart" as
the case might be. "The Brazilian
Ape" requiring more action than
words was a favorite entertainment
only they all wanted to play Jocko
the Ape and they would have made
no little success out of the "Lady of
Lyons" if any of them had been
willing to play Paulina Their cos-
tumes and properties were Blight
and not always accurate but they
could "launch the curse of Borne"
and describe "two hearts beating as
one" in a manner rarely equaled
on the regular stage. The only thing
they really lacked was an audience
neither Lizzie Gustin nor Ann
Hughes ever being willing to sit
through more than one act at a
time. When the boy as Virginias
stalled all the feathers out of the
pillow which represented the mar-
tyred Virginia and when Joe
Stuart as Falstaff broke the bot-
tom out of Ann Hughes' clothes-
basket the license was revoked and
the season came to an untimely end.
"A Boy I Knew" by Laurence
Hutton in St -Nicholas.
Making It Kiy.
She Your father proposed to me
He And what did you tell him?
She That I would er be a
daughter to him. New York Jour-
nal. "'"""A' GREAT JOkr """"
Paris Thought the Announcement of Maa.
son's Death Another Trick.
When Paul Masson died in Paris
the news spread rapidly all over the
gay ct .'.'i :al. But nobody believed it
They said in the cafes "It's only
another of his tricks." And Paris
laughed loudly as she had been
laughing for years at the pranks of
the harebrained joker who was al-
ways gravely before the public with
some plan scheme or practical joke
not at all funny in itself but al-
ways so idiotic as to excite laughter.
This time however it was not one
of Masson's jokes. He was really
Masson was a mystifier. Some
thought he was crazy but he was
not Others and they were more
nearly right regarded him merely
as a lover of notoriety. He was at
heart however a joker often a
malicious ono at that and none en-
joyed his pranks half so much as he
did himself. His idiocies were be-
reft of intrinsic humor and in near-
ly every case inflicted pain upon
his victims or caused them no end
of trouble. People laughed because
they were so impossible. None but
Masson could contrive such situa.
He was originally a judge at
Chandernagor and proved to be a
judicial mountebank of the most ob-
noxious sort. He first came into gen-
eral notoriety by denouncing in Le
Figaro in a letter signed "Rosario" j
an imaginary expulsion of Jesuits.
His object was to get from the gov-
ernment a commission to make an
investigation into the identity of
He returned to Paris with his
name in the public mouth and im
mediately annouueed that lie was to
be forthwith married to a young
negress from Dahomey then in the
Jardin d'Acclimatation. He gave out
that the ceremony was to be per-
formed at a Hindoo temple and
that M. Maurice Barres was to pro
nounce a discourse. All Paris was
straightway in a hubbub of curiosi-
ty and excitement.
He it was who sent to the press a
letter of resignation with the forged
signature of a well known Radical
deputy M. Maujan making thereby
another sensation ; but this was noth
ing to his prank of forging the sig
nature of the well known art ania
teur Osiris to a promissory note for
50000 francs for the new Salon and
sendinar it to Meissonier.
Once he issued invitation cards in
the name of the Due d'Orleans to
all the best known men of Paris.
The prince was confined in the Con-
ciergerie at the time and the com-
motion and general misunderstand
ing that followed were a nine
days' talk and after the terrible
railway accident at Saint Mande in
which so many passengers were
burned to death this indefatigable
clown conceived the idea of present-
ing the Academy of Sciences with a
scheme for preventing fatal railway
accidents in future.
Engines were to be provided with
inclined planes of wood in front and
behind fitted with rails enabling
the colliding trains to slide one over
the other. The institute submitted
the suggestion to its railroad com-
mittee and M. Masson was over-
joyed. He issued in the name of General
Bonlanger a volume of "Political
Thoughts" which had the merit of
being characteristic and on - the
strength of this and other works
including "The Diary of My
Youth'.' by Prince Bismarck he be-
came a candidate to the; French
These are only the more notable
of his pranks. Bis whole life al-
most every act of it was a practical
joke. New York Herald.
What an extraordinary menagerie
was that which Rossetti kept in the
large garden of his house in Cheyne
walk I Peacocks Whose screaming
so disturbed the neighborhood that
Lord Cadogan had a clause inserted
in all new Jeases whereby the ton-
ants undertook not to keep pea-v
cocks; a fallow deer whose princi-
pal delight it was to pull the feath-
ers out of the peacock's tail - by
stamping on them with its fore feet;
a couple of kangaroos mother and
son one oi wnicn Kuiea rne outers;
two armodillos which used to burrow
into the adjoining gardonsl to the
great annoyance of the owners and
to crown all a raccoon which was
continually getting lost and which
was on one occasion discovered in a
cabinet where it had gnawed in
pieces a quantity of the poet-painter's
a The Frugal Farmer.
At a dinner given in his honor in
Philadelphia Colonel A. K. McClure
the editor of the Philadelphia Times
told the following story relating to
his first newspaper venture started
some 50 years ago: "I well lemem-
ber the case of a frugal farmer of
the Dunker pet suasion who was suf-
ficiently public spirited to subscribe
for The Sentinel for six months to
get tho paper started but at the end
of that period he had calculated the
heavy expenses of gathering the
ripening harvest and decided to stop
his paper for awhile. I need not say
that he was enthusiastically con-
fronted with many reasons why a
man of his intelligence and influ-
ece should not be Without the coun-
ty newspaper but he yielded only
to the extent of further considering
the matter with his wife. He re-
turned in a few days and spread
sunshine around the editorial chair
by saying that his wife had decided
to continue for another six months
as the paper would be very handy
in the fall for tying up her apple
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