The Mountain Park Lance. (Mountain Park, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905 Page: 2 of 12
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FOUND “TIP" POTENT
TICKET NOT ABSOLUTELY NE-
CESSARY ON SIBERIAN TRAIN.
Conductor Mon Than Willing to Malta
Roam far Balatad Travalar for a
Canaidaratian—Matfa What Might
Ba Called “Easy Money.”
The Corsican save: “Just at a
good and bad horse both need the
spur, a good and a bad woman both
need the stick. ’
“My problem was to get away from
Kurgan and out of Siberia," writes a
British traveler who had been trans-
acting business in the butter-making
metropolis of that country. "My train
left at S o'clock in the morning. When
1 arrived at the station the ticket of
flee was closed, and no one seemed to
know when it would be opened, or if
It over would be opened. "Ne znayou
—T don’t know'—and an Indifferent
shrug of the shoulders were the only
answers I received. At length I beard-
ed the station master In his den. The
ticket office would not be opened, he
told me. The train was full; there
were no vacant places; I must wait till
next day; there was a waiting room
and a buffet! I was in despair. But
suddenly an Idea came to me. In St.
Petersburg I had been told that the
guard on a certain train had grown
wealthy by the practice of letting peo-
ple travel without tickets and accept-
ing n small gratuity for his complais-
ance. I had heard much In theory of
the potency of tips in Russia, and now
I resolved to test that theory by prac-
"By that time the train was standing
at the platform and every one was
busy. I got a porter to take my
luggage on board and pack It in a cor-
ner of a dark passage. Then I sat down
near It and waited events. Presently
the train started, and I felt more at
ease. In any case we were off. In
about ten minutes the ticket collector,
accompanied by the conductor, came
round to Inspect tickets. In Russia It
always takes two officials to do one
man’s Job. They did not seem nearly
no surprised as I had expected. 'I have
no ticket,’ I said, and they both smiled
knowingly. I explained the situation
and added that I was willing to give
something—‘na chai’ (a tip, literally,
•for tea’)—if they could make it all
right for me. How far was I going?
asked the collector. To Chelyabinsk.
Then they left me, shaking their heads
In conference. In a few minutes they
returned. Would I follow them?
"Nothing very dreadful happened. I
was led through several second-class
wagons crammed with sleepers. At
last we came to a halt before a verita-
bly vacant top berth. The conductor
laid his hand upon It. ’You may sleep
here,’ be said, ’and later you may pay.'
How came that berth to be so conven-
iently vacant? At various stations
along the route I observed that out
conductor seemed to have many
friends and many quiet little confer-
ences. It was between the Interme-
diate and not at the terminal stations
that his business was done.
“8ome stations before Chelyabinsk
was reached the conductor beckoned
me aside, it Is now necessary to pay,’
he said. ‘How much?’ I asked. ’Threo
rubles' (91.53), he replied. The legiti-
mate fare was 6 rubles (93.06). I glad-
ly paid him the 3 rubles and when I
added an extra ruble for his being so
excellent a rogue he took off hla cap
and bowed to the ground.”
Tha Polite Child.
A Roslyn man was praising Clar-
ence H. Mackay’s little daughter
Katherine, who has been enrolled as
a pupil In the Roslyn public school,
of which Mrs. Mackay la a director.
"I went to sec Mrs. Mackay one day
on school business,” he said, and as
1 was taking leave her little girl, who
was playing In the ball, rose politely
and opened the door for me.
"1 was very much pleased with this
" Thank you.’ I said, i am sorry to
give you so much trouble.'
- ‘Oh.’ she answered, I am only
sorry I aiu not letting you In.’ ”
Beat In Existence
"I sincerely believe, all thing* con-
sidered. Hunt * Lightning Oil la the
most useful and valuable household
remedy In existence. For Cuts, Burns.
Sprains and Insect Bitea it has no
equal so far as my experience goes.”
O. E. HUNTINGTON,
UNCLE RUSS KNEW THE PRICE
Five Cents for Fan Too Much for Mill-
A lawyer in Nassau street whoso
office Is across the way from where
Russell Sage makes and remakes hla
millions started early for hla train
one day last summer. It was in the
hot spell In July, and he took his time.
When he reached Broadway and
Cortlandt street he found, so he says,
that Russell 8age was Just ahead of
him waking his way with his usual
nervous speed down toward the Sixth
Mr. Sage, who usually looks as
though no amount of heat or humidity
could affect him. seemed, neverthe-
less to feel the temperature, and Just
as he reached the elevated railroad
stairs the lawyer passed him. “Un-
do’’ Russell was Just about address-
Ing the vender of palm-leaf fans.
“I want a fan,” said Mr. Sage. “How
much?” He thrust his hand Into hla
pocket and wailed for the reply.
"Five cents apiece,” returned the
"Uncle" Russell hastily withdrew
his hand from his trousers pocket, but
there was no coin In it.
He held up two fingers. "Two for
five." he said. The vender shook his
“FI’ cents.” he reiterated,
But Mr. Sage was adamant. He de-
parted, climbing the stairs, and as he
went he said: "Over in Nassau street
they’re two for five.”—New York
OLD FASHIONED FARE
I /SurrasWITH BfWf HUB*
PROM SIZE BLEVZN. UP.
Mali gayrliMy Ibr tha NgrTsog
Obm. It tea
STRENGTH, STYLE All 60MT
DOWN TO A CERTAINTY. IT IB
FOR THE BOYS AND OIMLS.
It's a CLOVER BRAND SHOE.
•‘alwayb jumr wow*
iAMIST FI MB SMOC IXCkUSIVISTa
•T. LOUIS. U. a. A.
Ask Tour Dealer.
YOU HAVE, IT'S
regular anu ibbmion ----------*---- "
50 CENTS PER BOTTLE.
You will will find a larg* nam^r ^ Imltatkms
manufacturers. The*. Imitator, .re merely try lag to Mil their cheap
Mot Biscuits, Griddle-Cakes, Plao and
Tho food that made the fathers
strong Is sometimes unlit for tho chil-
dren under tho new conditions that
our changing civilization is constantly
bringing in. One of Mr. Bryan’s neigh-
bors In the great state of Nebraska
"1 was raised in the South, where
hot biscuits, griddle-cakes, pies and
puddings are eaten at almost every
meal, and by the time I located in
Nebraska I found myself a sufferer
from Indigestion and Its attendant
ills—distress and pains after meals,
an almost constant headache, dull,
heavy sleepiness by day and sleep-
lessness at night, loss of flesh. Impair-
ed memory, etc., etc.
"1 was rapidly becoming incapaci-
tated for business, when & valued
friend suggested a change In my diet,
the abandonment of heavy, rich stuS
and the use of Grape-Nuts food. I fol-
lowed the good advice and shall al-
ways be thankful that I did so.
"Whatever may be the experience
of others, the beneficial effects of the
Change were apparent In my case aL
most, immediately. My stomach,
which had rejected other food for no
long, took to Grape-Nuts most kindly;
In a day or two my headache wan
gone, I began to sleep healthfully and
before a week was out the scale*
showed that my lost weight was com-
ing back. My memory was restored
with the renewed vigor that I felt in
body and mind. For three years now
Grape-Nuts food has kept me In prim*
condition, and I propose it shall for
the rest of my days.
"And by the way. my 2% year old
baby Is as fond of Grape-Nuts as I am,
always Insists on having It. It keep*
her us healthy and hearty as they
make them.” Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There’s •
Road tho little book "The Road to
fFDllvlllu” in pkv».
manufacturers, mew ’miMlur*
imitations on th. strength of Oxldlue’. record.
$1000 IN GOLD
Jmt '**-"** OXIDINE
Patton-Woroham Drug Co.
flfl MANUFACTUMKM. IE
■JZ DALLAS. TEXAS and MEMPHIS, TENN. AS
mm m mm. MM
PRICE, g=^»3 Ctp.
•IIP, IU COLD, HEADACHE AM HEDDAUU.
Around the World
arttd. that Milted. (MD
(mm m mpuoawow)
iKHtrr hum wonrs nn, t wt
prael OII.4 CMklnr Wf*#:
A. J. TOWER CO., Boatoa. V. S. A.
TCWtsK CANADIAN CO., LIMITED,
W.N.U.—Oklahoma City—No, 46, 1905.
Wasted res ukitsd state* aumt. able t>odiod
unmarried maa, hotwaeu ago* of 21 ami JA, eltlaana
of (Jnltod State*, of guod character and tern par ate
habit*, who can apaak. rand and write KnglUh. Par
tuformattes apply to Itearaitlnp Officer, M-
Office Hnlldmtr Oklahoma, Guthrie Shawaaa,
Xai<l, U. T„ nr Tui-e. 1. T.
Good Teeth Good Temper
Are characteristic of.the
Atkins Saws always. T
That is because they are
made of the best steel in the
world — Silver Steel —. by
men that know how.
Atkin* Saw*, Corn Knit n. Perfection Ptoo*
Ecrapera, etc., tre told hr all good kafdwtr*
dealer*. Catalogue on rrquert.
B. C. ATHINS CD. CO. Inc.
Lorgeet Saw Manufacturer* in tk* World
Factory and Executive Offices, ladlascpolla
Imamu—New York, Chicago, Minneepolie
Portland (Oargnn), Seattle, kaa Frenetic,
Memphie, Atlanta and Toronto (Canada)
Accept na aubititute—Uniat m th. Atkina ItmD
“Sold by good PtALralrerwicjE^ |
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Everton, H. G. The Mountain Park Lance. (Mountain Park, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905, newspaper, November 9, 1905; Mountain Park, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc853780/m1/2/: accessed December 14, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.