The Fairview Republican. (Fairview, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, June 17, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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The Fainiew Republican.
M. P. CUNNINGHAM. PUBLISHER
As candy-eaters and water-drinkers
Americans rank first.
The cure of rheumatism by bee stings
is said by a Vienna physician to have
been successful in 500 cases.
The highest tower in the world, 750
feet high, will be erected at the New
York Central station in New York city.
The life of a battleship is 15 years,
ttnless it get into battle, and then some
of them seem to last only 15 minutes.
An apparatus has now been perfected
to photograph your internal organs.
Next thing will be a negative of your
The immense acreage of the world’s
fair grounds shows that the breakfast
foods and consumption cures have
California wants to furnish the next
vice president. Counting in our colo-
nial possessions, California is near the
Judge Raymond, of Muskogee, I. T.,
granted 127 divorces in one day re-
cently. In other words he made 127
hearts beat as 254.
The Leavenworth soldiers’ homo
bakery sent to the St. Louis exposition
an immense loaf of bread made from
one barrel of flour.
When the contract for the Panama
canal is let the mosquitoes of Columbia
may be relied upon to make the com
tractors dig unceasingly.
A new map of the western country
is made necessary by the action of the
recent flood. Some of the former in-
land towns are now on the river.
The value of diamonds in the United
States is estimated to be $500,000,000.
Of this amuont $170,000,000 worth are
owned by residents of New York.
Nearly $200,000 has been spent by
the American tract society in Chris-
tianizing Turkey. The leaders in the
movement express themselves as stil!
The Chicago evangelist who claims
to have converted 30,000 souls during
his recent journey around the world
should first learn to control his own
tendency toward exaggeration.
Count Tolstoi is quoted as saying
that money is a curse. It has long
been known that mortey talks, but it
was not generally believed to be pro-
fane in its choice of words.
In none of their bulletins did the
Japs mention the fact that they cap-
tured 83 cannon at Nan-Shan hill.
They must have been too busy comb-
ing the shot out of their hair.
The American people are becoming
more practical every day. There have
been fewer poems written about the
Louisiana purchase than about any of
the great events in modern history.
Any housewife can tell if the milk-
man is using formalin as a preserva-
tive by setting an uncovered bottle of
milk in a warm place. If it does not
turn sour something's wrong with it.
Mrs. Daniel T. Campbell, of Trenton,
N. J., speaks from experience when
she advises girls not to marry million-
aires. But at the same time she reaches
out for such alimony as is coming her
Police Judge John J. Riley, of Louis-
ville, Ky., has recognized the old
English custom allowing a husband
the privilege of whipping his wife,
and as a result Squire Smith, who was
before the court ou the charge of wife-
beating, was dismissed.
Herald C. Mills, under arrest in Chi-
cago for having six wives at once,
flings the following bit of philosophy
tb the world from his prison cell: “11
you would win a woman, flatter her.
A woman is four-fifths vanity and the
other fifth credulity. Play on her van-
ity and you will win her nine times
out of ten.”
The announcement is made at his
home, Hlngham, Mass., that John D.
Long is willing to serve In the legis-
lature of his state. Mr. Long has
been three times speaker of the Massa-
chusetts house, lieutenant governor
once and thrice governor of the com-
monwealth, and served in congress’ and
in the cabinets of two presidents.
The records of the adjutant, general
at Washington show that there were
25 enlisted in the civil war under It
years of age, 38 under 12 years, 225
under 13 years, 1,523 under 15 and no
less than 104,987 under 16. The
soldiers in that war under 16 years of
age at time of enlistment outnumbered
3 to 1 the soldiers over 25 years of
While Johnc Hopkins university is
paying a wonderful professor a great
salary to investigate and ponder over
nothing but crystals not a cent is be-
ing spent on any professor who will
undertake to find why some hoys arc
murderers and others are not. Study of
murderers has a material side; for if
you can find out why or where boys
come into such traits, or if they are
born with them, you can check and
prevent them and thus keep yourself
from being murdered; and as we are
looking after the safety of our bones,
this is worth while,
THE WONDERS OF THE
WORLD AT ST. LOUIS
They Arc to Be Found in the Great Palaces and Along
St. Louis.—Early visitors to the Louis-
iana Purchase exposition have found
at St. Louis an exposition so nearly com-
plete that they have in no way missed
the few minor details that were unfin.-
lshed on the opening day, and which
have since been completed. In fact in
an exposi'lon of such proportions as
this it would be impossible to discover
a thousand little details that might lack
Weather conditions were against the
exposition management for a few days
preceding the opening. Now every-
thing is favorable, and the great fair
is entirely complete, a completeness, we
must repeat, that is so enormous that
it is all but impossible to comprehend
what it has meant to the builders. The
last vestige of scaffolding that for a
few days surrounded some of the less im-
portant buildings has been torn away;
the last wagon load of refuse hauled
from the grounds; every flower and
shrub the landscape gardeners included
in their scheme of decoration growing
under the benign influence of a spring
sun, and the exposition stands forth a
completed giant, beautiful in concep-
tion, wonderful in execution, stupendous
in size, by far the masterpiece of the
Stupendous size does not half express
it. This world’s fair has many sur-
prises foi i he visitor, but its immense
size is the greatest astonisher of all.
Amazement at the extent of the fair is
heard from every visitor.
It has been interesting to wateh the
visitors these first days of the fair. In-
teresting to see what would appeal to
then strongest, but after one has studied
the mass of humanity in their quest for
the wonders It is bard to select any one
feature that could he designated as a
general favorite with all. Of course all
visitors are enthusiastic over the general
picture, the grand en semble, which has
remote corner of earth gre engaged to
reproduce the life of 25 different peoples.
Fifteen hundred animals are required to
lend reality to the varied scenes. Two
shows in the list of 40 represent an out
lay of $1,400,000. Twenty of them cost
not less than $100,000 apiece, and hardly
an attraction less than $50,000.
Some idea of what there is to be seen
of Pike features may be had from a list
of the educational amusqment features
which this section of the fair contains
Alaska and Esquimaux Village; An-
cient Home and Hawaiian Volcano; Bat-
tle Abbey; Bohemia; Crystal Palace;
Cliff Dwellers; Chinese Village; Colorado
Gold Mine; Creation; Coal Breaker;
Cairo; Constantinople; 'Fire-Fighting
Exhibition; Glass Weaving, Spinning;
German Tyrolean Alps; Golden Chariot;
Grant's Log Cabin; Galveston Flood;
Haunted Castle; Hereafter; Hunting in
the Ozarks; Infant Incubators; Indian
Congress and Wild West; Irish Village;
Japanese Village; Jerusalem; Jim Key
(Educated Horse); Lincoln’s Log Cabin;
Moorish Palace; Model Playground;
Miniature Railway; Magic Whirlpool;
Morocco; Mysterious Asia; Naval Ex-
hibition; Old Plantation; Old St. Louis,
Mo.; Old Cahokia Court House; Old
Virginia Homestead; Observation
Wheel; Palais Du Costumd; Pottery;
Weller; Paris and France; Scenic Rail-
way; South African Boer Exhibits;
Streets of Seville; Statisticum; Sub-
marine Diving; New York to the North
Pole; Trained and Wild Animals; Under
and Over the Sea; Upper Mississippi
Views; Water Chutes; Wireless Teleg-
What runs in all; what supplies the
power that makes the countless wheels
go round? The majority of visitors are
intensely interested in the mechanical
motive force of this greatest of exposi-
tions, and well they may be. One of
the most striking features is the power
FESTIVAL HALL AND THE CASCADES.
been created, and for the first hour or
more of their stay inside the grounds
but few get further than the point front
which they catch their first view of this
“It almost takes my breath away,”
exclaimed one woman near whom I was
standing as Ehe caught her first glimpse
of the beauty of the cascades and the
magnificence of the grand exposition
palaces. Such is the general verdict.
For beauty, for magnificence, for extent,
St. Louis has beat the world.
There Is another feature, or rather
collection of features, which seemingly
appeals to every visitor, and with good
reason, and that is “The Pike.” The
fair management do not wish to appeal
to the public with a side-show. They
built an exposition which should stand
forth to the world on its merits as an
educator, as a monument to the world’s
progress, but realizing that an amuse-
ment feature was necessary they set to
work to provide the biggest and best in
this line that has ever been known. That
they have succeeded In this is evident
to every visitor who travels “The Pike."
Nor is this great amusement feature
lacking in educational interest. Here
one may study the architectural fancies
of the world; here he may study the
nations of the world, their methods of
life, their surroundings, their customs.
He sees realistic pictures of the Esqui-
maux in their snow anw icebound homes
in one minute, and the next is trans-
ported to the jungles of tropical Africa.
“The Pike” Is not an aggregation of fat
women and the skeleton men, In no
Bense a circus side-show, but a realistic
picture of the world upon which, five
millions of dollars has been spent.
i Six thousand performers from foreign
countries, and busy artisans from every
plant. Never before at an exposition
has there been even half as much
power developed as supplied from the
various prime movers in the Palace of
Machinery. In a large boiler house
standing west qf the Machinery build-
ing, filled with the latest and best pro-
ductions of skilled boiler manufactures,
steam is generated to supply 30,000
horse-power to the various engines in
the Machinery building. In addition
to this about 10,000 horse-power is re-
ceived by electric cable from power sta-
tions in the city of St. Louis. But the
greatest interest is in the engines them-
selves rather than in the largo capacity
of the exhibit, for among them is a
giant turbine or rotary engine develop-
ing 8,000 horse-power, besides others of
a similar type of smaller capacity. This
is the first display of turbine engines
at a large exposition, as its develop-
ment is a very recent achievement of
mechanical engineering and invention.
At the Chicago Exposition the larg-
est gas engine developed only ten
horso-power; the visitor to St. Louis
may Bee a gas engine with the capacity
of 300 times larger than the Chicago
engine. The 3,000 horse-power gas en-
gine Is the largest engine of its char-
acter ever built. Many other gas en-
gines of various types developing from
1,000 to 1,750 horse-power complete this
feature of the exhibit, and there are
many of the more familiar reciprocat-
ing engines of the latest pattern and
Of the total number of prime movers
in the Palace of Machinery about one-
half are comprised in what is known as
the Exposition power plant, the other
half being exhibitors’ engines. Nearly
all these engines are connected with
electrical generators and the power is
transmitted by cable throughout the
grounds to the electric railways, the
machinery in operation in the exposi-
tion buildings, the pumps supplying
water to the cascades and fountains,
the refrigerating plant and for other
purposes. The total horse-power used
at Chicago did not exceed 12,000 and at
the Pan-American not over 8,000, in
comparison with the 40,000 to 50,000
Electricity had only five and one-
half acres at Chicago, while at St. Lo-is
nine acres are given to the same de-
partment, besides a large display of
electrical generators in the Palace of
No one should be deterred from visit-
ing the world’s fair because of the fear
that living expenses in St. Louis are too
high, if anyone has this notion it is
high time that it be dispelled. There Is
absolutely no doubt of the fact that one
can find excellent living accommoda-
tions in St. Louis now at rates not ex-
ceeding the charges this same month in
New York, Chicago or any other great
No one need pay more than one dollar
a day for a good room. That is an aver-
age rate, though many accommodations
of excellent character may be had for
less. There are many unrented rooms
at five dollars a week, advertised every
day in the newspapers. Hundreds of
restaurants serve' meals or give short
order service at the same rates
that, prevailed before the exposition
It is suggested that the stranger in
St. Louis, who wishes to find reasonable
boarding-house rates, make inquiry at
a grocery store or meat market in the
vicinity wliefe he desires to stop. The
grocers and butchers know nearly all
the boarding bouses in their neighbor-
hoods, and they are quite willing to
oblige the stranger by directing him to
a place to suit his purse and his tastes.
The “want” columns of the daily news-
papers also contain columns of small
advertisements for boarders or lodgers.
WOMEN “BUCK THE TIGER.”
How the Dealers in a Montana Gam*
bling Resort Get the Work-
ing Girl’s Wages.
In Butte. Mont., there is a gambling
house where the patronage of ladies
is the special feature of the manage-
ment, and where all kinds of women
play the good old game of faro, perfectly
at home and without fear of interrup-
tion. The entrance is from an alley near
Broadway, and the house is luxuriously
furnished. Carpets are laid on the
floors, softened lights shine over the
players, courteous attendants deal and
shdlfle the cards and pay bets or take
winnings without the slightest sugges-
tion of the incongruity of the situation,
says the Denver Republican.
Here many fashionably gowned wom-
en of Butte's elite come in parties or in
pairs with escorts, to quietly venture sil-
ver or goldpieces coined from copper by
their husbands, who busy themselves in
Butte’s continuous political war.
Women of the business world keep
track of the game, and both dealer and
player usually maintain a rigid silence.
Money is passed out for chips with the
simple word, "five” or “ten,’’and con-
versation is economized to a minimum.
And there are schemes to Inveigle the
unsuspecting that only the initiated un-
derstand. Many women of the middle
classes arc among the most regular pa-
trons of the place. A waiter girl was re-
cently observed playing her week’s
wages with phenomenal luck. With $15
she had won $60 and had cashed in her
chips with charming coolness prepared
to go home “winner.” The dealer paid
her without comment. He counted out
the money—two twenty-dollar bills, one
ten, one five, four dollars in silver, two
half-dollars. She picked up the money,
put the bills in her purse and laid a
half- dollar on the ace. It lost. She laid
down a dollar. It won. Another few
moments and she had lost the. silver. Re-
luctantly she drew out a flve-dollar note
and began to play again. In a few deals
she was playing heavily again. In half
an hour she was broke. It was a simple
trick which has won the bank many mil-
lions of dollars after the player cashed
in—the manner of payment. One is re-
luctant to break a bill, but silver is con-
venient to lay down on a card, and most
gamblers will do it. Before they know it
they are again drawn in to the game.
They sometimes win, it Is true, for the
games are on the square, but one cannot
win always, and the chance on a second
round is in favor of the “tiger.”
Perils of “Self-Doctoring.’*
Large numbers of people in prosper-
ous circumstances die as sexagenarians
from maladies which are evidences of
degeneration and of premature senil-
ity, while many who pass this period
go on to enter upon an eighth or ninth
decade of life. The former class com-
prise those who have lived without re-
straint of their appetites and who have
sought to allay some of the conse-
quences by self-medication, while the
latter class comprise those who have
lived reasonably, and who, If annoyed
by imperfect digestion, have Bought re-
lief by abandoning the errors from
which it sprang.—London Lancet.
Big Man and Little Woman.
She was a demure little woman with
a baby. As the car was crowded she
did not put the little one, who was old
enough to sit up, on th? seat beside
her. She carried it on her lap, and
made room for a flerce-looking, big
man with a newspaper.
The child kicked its tiny feet in de-
light at the strange things it saw while
riding along, and Its shoes rubbed
against the big man’s trousers.
"Perhaps, madam,” he exclaimed,
"you Imagine that this conveyance is
your private carriage?”
“Oh, no I don’t," was the prompt re-
ply. "If It. were you vouldn’^ be riding
About Land Allotments.
The Dawes commission lias received
from the interior department re Tula- *
tions governing the allotment of lands
by the Del a ware-Cherokee citizens,
ndian Agent Shoenfelt, who has been
designated by President Roosevelt to
appraise the improvements upon the
surplus holdings of the Delaw ares has
also received a set of regulations rela-
tive to his work.
The secretary’s instructions to the
commission provide that the Delawares
shall be permitted to select their al-
lotments in advance of the regular
numbers and the same right is given
them to contest proceedings as other
citizens of the nation. They ipust also
have their rights of citizenship ap-
proved by the secretary of the interior.*
In case of auy contest, however, the
commission is to withhold from allot-
ment the improved lands in question
until the case is final^ settled.
The Delawares are to be notified at
once of the advantages to be given
them, anti if any member shall not
within ten days from the date of such
notice, select the allotments which he
and his family are lawfully entitled to
the commission is authorized to locate
the improvements of such citizens and
designate his allotments.
Mr. Shoenfelt is instructed to make
a personal inspection of the improve-
ments of the Delaware surplus lands
and where necessary require the affi-
davits of both the vendor and vendee,
where application has been made to
sell such improvements. It is estima-
ted that there are about 20,000 acres
of improved lands in excess of what
the Delawares are entitled to hold.
Horse Thieves to Prison.
In a few days Sheriff Thompson of
Caddo county, will take to the peni-
tentiary in Lansing, Kansas, nine men
all of whom were sentenced for horse
stealing at the term of court just
closed at Anadarko. They are Alfred
Taylor, one year; Sara Wilson, one
year; Arthur Swofford, one year; Geo.
Currie, two years; Martin Bridges and
V. Mashere, one and one-half years; P.
Stewart, two years; Frank Ibinola,
two years and Steven Metzer, one
year. Seven more are awaiting trial
on similar charges. Horse stealing
has been very unprofitable to the pro-
fession in southern Oklahoma the past
few years. The sheriffs of Caddo, Co-
manche and Kiowa counties have
broken up the gangs to the extent that
farmers can leave their barn doors un-
locked with perfect safety. V. Mash-
ere joins two brothers who are serving
sentences in Lansing for the same of-
Ants are Coming.
The department of agriculture at
Washington has been advised that Dr,.
Cook, who has discovered in Gautemala
an ant that is a fierce enemy of the
boll weevil, hus started by the over-
land route from Gautemala for the cot-
ton fields, carrying colonics of ants
with which experiments will be made
in the weevil ravaged sections. If
these experiments prove as successful
as is expected by the department, the
ant colonies will be imported in a
wholesale manner. .Dr. L, H. Howard
the chief entomologist of the depart-
ment has received a report from his
experts in Texas regarding the report-
ed discovery in Bexar county of an
ant that destroys the weevil. The re-
port says that the ant mentioned is
thp common Texas ant and that noth-
ing unusual has been developed by the
investigation into the matter.
Place is Still Open.
No successor to Major Harry W.
Pentecost, as assistant territorial, bank
commissioner has been made, and the
place is still open. Bank Commissioner
Paul F. Cooper announced that he had
decided to appoint Lepn Gilbert, as-
sistant Cashier of the Logan County
bank, to the place and had so informed
Mr. Gilbert. Governor Ferguson
would not approve the appointment of
Mr. Gilbert to the place, hqwever, and
Bank Commissioner Cooper, stated
that he would not insist upon the ap-
pointment and that he considered the
place still open.
Labor Convention Meets.
The Twin Territories Federation of
Labor has been in session the past week
at Enid. John Brewer of fchickasha,
was elected vice president, and J. A.
John of Hobart, third vice president to
fill vacancies. The election of officers
occurs every two years. There was a
spirited contest over the selection of
the meeting place for 1905. South
McAlester was finally chosen.
Governor's Annual Report.
Governor Ferguson has begun prep-
aration of his annual report to the
secretary of the interior, and will in-
crease its size this year to about 150
pages, or one half larger than 1903.
This year’s report shows the resources
and the development of the counties
and larger towns.
Relief for Cyclone Sufferers,
A subscription was taken up in Ok-
lahoma City and many other towns of
the territory for the relief of persons
who suffered loss in the Walters cy-
Fire at Nardin destroyed 110,000
worth of property.
The long drawn out fight against-
Horace Speed has collapsed.
Sixty-four members of the Grand
Army of the Republic are burled in
the Guthrie cemetery.
The Reformed Church will build an
academy at ICordell. Citizens of Cor-
dell subscribed #5,000.
The date of the meeting of the terri-
torial historical society has bfecn
changed from June 10 to June 17.
A request '.vns once made to the author!-'
ties of one of the colleges at Cambridge
that room might be found on the spa-
tions lawns of their garden for the lady1
itudents of Glrton College to play lawn
Guessing clearly enough what would bo
the result of the admission of these stu-
dents of the fairer sex among the under-
praduates. (lie master replied that it was
ordered in the statutes of the college that
the gardens must be devoted to the pur-
poses of floriculture, and must not be used
lor husbandry.—8pare Moments.
If the clergymen of the various denom-
inations keep on agreeing not to inarry
divorced persona, the justices of the peace
jvill all be buying automobiles and living
ill brmvnstone fronts.—Columbus (O.)
Miss Whittaker, a prominent
club woman of Savannah, Ga.,
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