The Canadian Valley News. (Jones City, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, May 27, 1904 Page: 3 of 8
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Any European who arrives at Kusa.. | high Idea of the powers whose repre
Any cuiui v- tn Emneror
or at Chemulpo finds it difficult to
understand how Korea can excite
such ardent covetousness. It is the
poorest and the least picturesque coun-
try in the universe. The tinge of civ
ilization which the Japanese have giv-
en to Fusan is merely superficial.
The streets, the architecture of the
houses, the aspect of the shops and
the imperfect copies of everything
of western customs reminds one of
the maritime towns of the third or
fourth class in the islands of Nippon
or Kiou Siou. At Fusan it is easy to
see that the Japanese copy of Euro-
pean models is only a rough draught.
The railroad goes through a wild
country and stops short at the end
of a little river that might easily he
sentativea are accredited to Emperor
Yai-Hyoung. Tramways run through
the marshy streets, and the cars go
so fast that they kill children every
day: but the people of Seoul give
themselves little trouble about the
innumerable victims that are crushed
under the wheels of European civili-
The character of the Korean is an
enigma, says an English traveler who
is thoroughly acquainted with the pop-
ulations of the Far East. The Koreans
are a race who go through life and
face death with the same careless
placidity. So long as they are not
obliged to give up their monumental
hats and their chignons, they resign
i themselves to their destiny, whatever
THE FIRST WOMAN'S CLUB.
Old Church Where It was Formed i
Near the town of Baldwinsville. N.
Y.. on the old homestead of Elizabeth
Farrington, stands the ruins of a lit-
tle old Puritan church which for years
now has been the home of pig*-
Yet associated with the spot and
the few decayed boards remaining are
recollections that wfll ever live even
in the memory of feminine clubdom.
It was in this little house that. In
the early part of last century, a soci-
ety was formed by some charitable
and socially inclined young women
which proved to be the nucleus of the
oldest woman's club In America.
It will delight the hearts of the
members of Sorosls and of feminine
clubdom of the country over to know
that this mother of all women's clubs
bridged. This river runs through a
marshy country, where there is not
a tree to be seen. Here and there
a few little black points emerge from
the swamp, reminding one of the little
islets that appear at low water on
the shores of Marenes, in central
Italy. These dark spots are the huts
in which the Korean peasants live.
The inhabitants of the town are even
more wretched than the inhabitants
of these huts. A little less than half
a mile from Port Fusan there is an
old native city which Japanese civi-
„ lization has not yet reached. It Is an
usgloraeratlon of miserable mud cab-
ins covered with thatch. In these
rude habitations, without floors and
without windows, five or six persons
are crowded Into a space hardly large
<-U°ugh for a single human being. The
uncleanliness of these abodes beg-
gars description. It would be impos
sible to find in any other portion of
the globe huaian dwellings so repug-
nant and so sickening. At a little
distance from these abominable hov-
els, which would be shunned by do-
mestic animals accustomed to the
cleanliness of western civilization, the
ruins of palaces and the walls of a
city, abandoned for several centuries,
bear testimony to the fact that this
country, now fallen into such deep
distress, once had its period of splen-
Seen from the Fusan side, the great
peninsula of northern Asia gives the
impression" of a desert, but it causes a
sti1# more lugubrious sensation upon
the European traveler who lands at
Chemulpo and goes to Seoul by the
railway. The line runs through a
country which has the aspect of an
endless cemetery. It Is the land of
the dead. Thousands of little mounds
covered with grass present evidence
gojng to prove that the Koreans, after
their death, are transported to this
funeral suburb, which, all around the
capital, stretches out further than the
eye can reach. The respect which the
disciples of Buddha have for past gen-
erations obliges them to hold in rev-
erence th£ resting places of the dead.
Consequently, every day additional
rows of graves, freshly dug, add new
undulations to this immense mortu-
But at last we come to Seoul, the
capital of Korea. It Is a village of
about 200,000 inhabitants; in which
the habits of unclennliness of the
populations of the Far East, who
Palace 400 Years Old.
It may be. They will not take up
arms for the Russians, although the
only deep sentiment which it is possi-
ble to discover in their hearts is their
dea(«ly hatred of the Japanese.
Wealthy Man Carries Love of SoH-
tude to Excess.
One of the most remarkable noble-
men In all Europe Is probably Count
Russell, whose love of solitude is car-
ried to such an extent that ho lives
In a scries of caves placed high up on
the snowy Vignemale In the Pyrenees.
The Count has a house in Pan and
Is a man of wealth—a Frenchman of
Irish extraction. He does not. how-
ever, care for social functions, and so
he conceived the original notion of
renting from the French government
the whole of the Vignemale mwuntaln
from 8,000 feet to its summit. 11.000
feet. For this he pays, the nominal
rent of one franc (20 cents) a year.
While the caves were already In exist
ence, the Count has considerably "as-
sisted'* them "by means of pickaxes
and dynamite, carried up on mules.
The Count frequently sleeps In deep
snowdrifts, wrapped In his reindeer
sleeping bag. and from his nest nmong
the eagles both France and Spain lie
at his feet on either hand. The caves
are quite comfortably furnished, but
have carpets of straw, and the Count
frequently lends them to friends who
come to visit him In Pau.
(Extract from a popular novel):
"Florabel was a vision of feminine
loveliness. Her swan-like neck sup-
ported a fair face crowned with a
wealth of golden hair which glowed
SAVE YOUR MONEY Km
TAKE YODR SAVING HOME WITH YOU
Nothing Complicated in Trading Here. The Plain Figures
Tell the Story of Real Economy.
Clothing bought at -43c on the dollar and offered you at less than the Whole-
sale Cost Price; a full line of Dry Goods at Cut Vrices, and the Celebrated
Hamilton*Brown Shoes, and Children
at cut prices are saving opporti niths offered the public at The Lion Store Annex.
We have also added a line of Lnamelware and Glassware to our Annex and
the prices we make are about one-half the price others charge you. Look over the
prices. Here are savings hat will amount to something.
The Old Presbyterian Church.
still exists and Is In a most flourish-
No woman's club in the I nited
States can boast of .such an aped an-
cestry, and surely it should be award-
ed the first place upon the roll of
honor of all federations of women.
I.vsander, N. Y„ Is Its present homo
and it is needless to add that it plays
a most important role in the social
life of the vicinity In which it Is lo-
KNOW THEIR OWN SPECIES.
Ants Learn Early to Distinguish Be-
tween Friend and Foe.
Each ant species appears to have
Its distinctive odor, discernible by
other ants. Within each species there
are also differences of odor depend-
ent on the age of the colony and the
age of the queen from whose eggs its
inmates are produced. The ant's or-
gans of smell are Its antennae, and
the antennae consist, as it were, of
a series of noses, each of which has a
special task. One nose tells the ant
whether it is in its own nest or that
of an enemy. Another nose discrimi-
nates between odors of ants of the
same species, but of different colonies.
The third serves the purpose of dis-
cerning the scent laid down by the
ant's own feet, so that it may retrace
its steps along its own path. Another
nose smells the ant larvae and pupae,
and the fifth nose detects the pres-
ence of an enemy. Thus if an ant be
left with only the four noses it will
live peaceably with alient ants; but
while it has its fifth nose it will fight
the alien to the death. If ants make
one another's acquaintance before
they are twelve hours old they will
thereafter live amicably together
though of different species or sub-
families. But in three- days after
hatching their criterion of correct ant
odor is established, and they refuse to
affiliate with ants whose odor 13 not
in accord with their standard.
TEACHER OF ORIENTAL LORE.
Levantine Has Set Up Studio in New
Caleb is a high caste Oriental called
a Levantine. He has recently opened
a studio in Twenty-first street to
teach barbaric Americans about Da-
mascene antiques and the lore of in-
cense and Oriental things generally.
It is no small thing," said the dis-
ciple of Damascus, "but I've touched
the heart with my Incense fiddle, and
the rest will be easy. The Incense fid-
dle is a heart-shaped Instrument play-
ed in the lap or on the shoulder. The
foundation is a sweet-smelling wood,
Inlaid with mother of pearl and gems.
When It is laid flat the llttlfe fish-skin
surface makes a bowl and receives a
thin braBS plaque. Incense is burned
in the plaque, and as the fumes rise
to the nostrils of the player the spirit
moves him. he draws his arrow-shaped
bow and improvises the queer melo-
dies of the Orient. We have incense
lamps, tabourettes. rugs, and even
vases, but the fiddle seems to be the
object around which the American
fancy lingers."—New York Times.
Historic Old New York House.
A commodious frame house near the
point overlooking Hell Gate, New
80 spool silk twist
6c card hook ami eyes, 1 si/.<
2c yard baby ribbon
lc wiro hair pins, 2 bunches
5c load pencils
5c package asst needles
5c beauty pins
5c package carpet tacks
5c buggy bolts 8 in long...
10c bone buttons
Feather-stitch braid 4 yds
5c package best white pins
10c box faoe powder
Ladies cotton vest
10c key rings
10c package laundry blue..
6o Vim mouse trap ... Ho
10c metal coffee stand He
6c mourning pins Ho
15c men's liuen oollars ."c
15o soup holders Bo
10c match safos 5c
10c hard water soap So
10c stove lifter 5"
10c cob pi lies 5o
10c Naptha soap 5c
10c finishing braid 5c
lOo cabinet hinges .So
lOo yard elastic So
10c pad lock hinges So
10c fancy pocket glass - - 5c
10c door bolts 5c
5c glass tumblers 2 for 5c
10c glass goblets Sc
10c glass borry dishes 5c
10c pickle dishes ;&c
10c canvas gloves —8c
10c Rex lye 8c
15c cau openers 8c
15c Cologne ...... 8c
If c cabinet hiuges 8c
ISc tack hammer 8c
15c bottle witch hazel 8c
ISc cuff holders 8c
♦0c fine combs (horn).. 8c
like radiant autumn leaves. Her shell-
like ears, eyes like twin stars, and
coral mouth made the fair maid in
deed a dream of beauty."
The Siberian Tarantass.
Traveling In Siberia, apart from the
railway, now given up entirely to mil
llary transports, is mainly done in a
vehicle called a tarantass. This has
been called the "Siberian hansom,"
but it is a very different vehicle to the
hansom we know by that name. The
tarantass is a roomy carriage, cover-
ed by a hood. It has no springs, but is
balanced on loug poles, which, in
some measure, break the jolting.
There are no seats for the passenger,
who has to make himself as comfort-
able as he can on a kind of mattress
spread on the floor of the vehicle.
Sturdy ponies peculiar to northern
Russia are the animals employed,
usually in pairs, to draw the taran
tasB. They live roughly and can go
immense distances over .ill sorts of
ground without fatigue.
2 c door hinges —
J^c flour seives — 10c
90c chopping knives 10c
25c pocket books 10c
25c ch ldren's hose 10c
250 shoe brush - 10c
20c pud lock* 10c
25c horse brush 10c
2Se metal hair brush —10c
Lamp burners. - - 10c
25c razor straps 10c
2So clothes brushes — 12c
25c steel head hammer .. .12c
25o stool head hatchet 12c
2So spectacles all numbers 12c
25c wire hair brushes 12c
25c steak hammer.. 12c
25c pad locks 12c
25c leather lunch baskets 12o
50c President suspenders 89c
75o corsets - 30c
25c ladies' sun bonnets 15c
$1.00 solid gold rings ...19c
75c locket chains 2lo
$1.00 initial rings 49c
50c electro watch chains 19o
50c link cuff buttons 15c
Silverine watches (warranted) ..98c
85c glass water pitchers ~...19o
85c glass berry bowls 19c
85c glass cake plates 19o
25c glass butter bowls - ,.15o
25c glass sugar bowls 15o
25c glass fruit stands - 15o
25c glass cream pitchers 15c
ISc glass pickle dishes 8o
15c glass vases 8o
ISc glass spoon holder.... - 8o
75c enamel coffee pots. 25o
75c euainel wash pans —25c
75c enamel stew pans 25c
CtOc enamol milk pans 25o
75c enamel preserve kettles 25o
50c ennmel backets —.... 2<>c
50c enamel tea pots 25o
76c enamel stew pans 25c
QKlaHoma City, O.
Georgia Candidate Read Palms.
Georgians at the Capitol yesterday
were telling an enthusiastic story
about a progressive candidate for
judge down there, and how this same
candidate won votes during a house-
"Let me look at your hand," this
candidate would say to a voter. "Ah.
I see there the letter 'M.' You will
notice that I have the same sign in
my hand. If I am elected and you
come to see me. just show that sign
in your hand. Then I shall know that
you are my friend."
Every voter thus addressed felt flat-
tered, and the candidate thereby gain-
Temple Near Fusan.
have dropped back into barbarism,
successfully resist the Invasion of
western civilization. The sewers are
uncovered along the public highways,
and great cesspools are seen In the
most frequented places. When heavy
rains fall, the streets, which are not
generally paved, become Impassable
hwamps. Close up to these filthy pud-
dles stand majestic edifices. The
Catholic cathedral, built of red brick,
is not an architectural marvel, but it
is remarkable for the symmetry of its
proportions. The buildings in which
the diplomatic agents reside present
siiowy exterior, Intended to give a
ed great strength. The ruse was prac-
ticed In a mountain section of the
state, where it did not occur to the
inhabitants that every man has a let
er "M" outlined In the palm of hi?
Hawk Got the Rabbit.
Two Belfast, Me., hunters had
singular experience recently. Their
dog had chased a rabbit for an hour,
when a big hawk which had been an
interested spectator from Ms perch
on a tall tree swooped down and cap
tured bunny. One of the hunters got
a shot at the hawk, but without effect.
Red Rose Paid for Rent.
Probably one of the longest leases
known was granted for a small piece
of meadow land, some sixteen acres
in extent, in Surrey, it is for the
term of 2,900 years, and was granted
on St. Michael's Day, in 1651, at the
singular rental of "a red rose when
demanded." It Is not stipulated that
the rose shall be the product of this
land, which Is fortunate, for no such
rose grows anywhere on the slxteep
York, was originally the country home
of Archibald Gracie. one of the mer-
chant princes of the city. His ships
sailed to nearly every port in the civ-
ilized world, but he lost a largo part
of his fortune through Napoleon's nav-
igation decrees and was forced to part
rith his house before his death in
1829. The house Is now used as a
restaurant, where Ice cream and soda
water may be procured in summer,
but in the large rooms may be seen
the handsome paneling and carved
mantelpieces that contributed to the
fame of the place a hundred years
Cannon for Ornaments.
Four of the cannon taken from the !
French off Flnlsterre in 1747 by Ad-
miral Boscawen now fill the lowly
If useful roles of curbposts and lamp- |
posts In front of the house, No. 2 St.
James' square, London, of Boscawen's
descendant, Lord Falmouth; while on
Tower Hill there is a row of posts on
Where Trouble is Cheap
It is probable that the Philippine
islands are more quaintly enriched
1UWCI I 1111 IUCIO IS a ivirr Ul pwava V" I . . -
the curbstones, every one of which la j with queer corners than any other of
a cannon which has done service, or j 'his country s foreign possessi on .
has ben ready to do It, against Eng. | Among the Interesting .pots that have
land's enemies. | P «w ""caped the hunter after
curious things might be mentioned the
little island of Santa Maria.
Up to a short time ago here lived
fan old datto, who had numerous pretty
wives; so old and ugly was the datto
and so pretty were the wives that, the
latter indulged in affairs of the heart
when the former was not around.
Two of the wives in particular were
often to be seen driving around the
street, followed at a respectable dis-
tance by their lovesick Romeos.
One night there was a row in the
ditto's harem, and the two wives mys-
teriously disappeared. This came to
the ears of the officer commanding the
American troops, and the datto was
asked to explain where the wives
Excuses a Bookmaker.
At the Central Criminal Court sit
tings in Sydney a bookmaker was
summoned to act on a jury to try a
case of manslaughter, and, before tak-
ing his seat, asked to be excused. The
judge Inquired the reason. "I have a
very heavy book on the Neniarket
Handicap," he replied, "and my part-
ner does not understand how to ruu
It." The excuse was accepted.
Half a century ago five times as
many men committed suicide as worn
on. Now the proportion Is two and a
half to one. The number of suicides
j nmong chHdren is increasing rapidly.
This Is the type of automobile in
which records were smashed on tbv
sandy beaches of Florida.
Canadian Woods Buffalo.
The woods of northern British
America are still infested by hun-
dredsof queer species of bison known
as the woods buffalo. Ho Is much
larger than the bison of the plains,
which formerly abounded In as'cb
Memoriam to Architect.
A library will be erected In connec
tlon with the British school at Athens
to perpetuate the memory of F. C.
Penrose, an authority on Greek archi-
Don't Ignore little chances for bly
Don't be too smart—that woult*
prove you foolish.
Don't preach—outwitting the ^®vll
s more Interesting.
They dead," lie grunted, laconic-
•What caused them to die at the
"Head chopee off," was the terse
Another Interesting little island Is
Bengao, which is one of the southern-
most of the Philippine group, being
only a few miles from British North
Borneo. Under the Spanish regime it
was inhabited by a mixed breed of
murderous Moros, treacherous Malayi
and others with a dash of the piratical
blood of Borneo.
The American soldiers had consider-
able trouble with these people at the
beginning of the war. The pirates
stole everything that happened to be
lying loose, particularly guns; stabbed
men in the back merely as a matter
of piratic principle, and when things
got a bit dull they turned to and
"smoked up" their own island.
The only time of real peace in the
placo was when the pirates launched
their war canoes and put to sea armed
to the teeth. They usually returned a
week 'ater with considerable quanti-
ties ofloot and proceeded forthwith to
net gloriously drunk and raise more
trouble.—New York Herald.
This Way is Fame
Whelks as Money.
Dewarra. a currency of New Britain,
Is an Instance of how the spoils of the
chase may be turned to account as
the outward and visible sign of
wealth. Dewarra Is made by string-
ing the shells of a dog-^helk upon the
ribs of palm leaves. These strings
mav be retailed at so much a fathom
—usually the price is equivalent to
about three shillings a fathom length
—or they may be made Into various
articles of personal adornment to be.
worn on great occasions. In New
Britain the dewarra hoarded up by a
rich man is produced at his funeral
and divided amongst his heirs in much
the same kind of way as personal
property is divided amonsgt us.
Readfleld, Me., boasts of a young-
ster 6 years old who has never
learned to read, who will tell you If
you ask him, by the shape and the
position on the map, the names of
the counties of Maine, and In the
same way all the states In the Union
and their capitals, and also all the
countries of the old world.
Borrow Money to Pay Bounties.
The little town of Marlon, Me., is
paying 5 per cent Interest on money
borrowed to pay the bounty of 25
cents per head which the legislature
of 1903 placed upon hedgehogs.
Postage Stamp Watch Fobs.
A novelty In men's jewelry Is the
stamp fob. Patents are pending on
the design, which consists of three
stamps set chain
style In heavy gold
plated panels, the
latter being con
nected by links at
each corner. Both
foreign and domes-
tic stamps are util-
ized. The reverse
side of fob being
similar to the ob
verse. These watch
guards retail from
half dollar upward.
In advertising this
the projector is
handle apped by
American laws for-
tion of United
Hence, in the trade
stamps only are
Another new creation In men's jew
elry Is the monogram cravat pin. A
plate of gold In shield or oval shape
surmounts a scroll or crest. The pur
chaser's monogram Is engraved on
the gold plate. *
Don't be jealous—if' she Is not trust-
vorthy, plenty are.
Don't marry for a home—It may cost
7ou double Its price.
Don't malign the absent, especially
;vomen—men hate it.
Don't devlllzc yourself— you may be
i demon; don't tell it.
Don't nag-a nettle Is thistle-down
compared to a nagger.
Don't smile too often at Bacchus-
ft cheapens any woman.
Don't meet a lover half-way make
ilm come three-quarters.
Don't be on the lookout for evil,
jut when you see It cut It.
Don't over dress—an over-dressed
woman bftth ages and vulgarizes her
Don't put a woman upon a pedestal
—women would prefer you to support
:hem for life.
Don't be a prude—don't talk ol
ipades If you can help it; when you
do, call them so.
Don't gush—for heaven's sake never
gush over men!—any man would pre-
fer a whipping.—Minna Thomas An
ir m la Chicago Kesord-Herftld.
His way was In a bloody lane where
clanking caissons splashed along; his
goal, the line where blazing guns
laughed out their song of death. On,
on he went. His ears were filled with
sounds of quick commands, bugle
blasts, discordant drums. No flutter-
ing fear was in his heart, no thought
of home, no specter of the dread de-
spair that waited at the hearth if he
never came again. To him there was
no warning In the bullet's deadly hiss.
Youth trod all reason under foot; am-
bition saw all glory overhead. On. on
he went to woo his bride, the priceless
Another, in a garret, sighed for
Fame. Crusts were his portion, and
his raiment only rags. Hermlt-llke, ho
tolled alone; nor cold nor hunger even
daunted him. He marshaled all his
hosts, and visions came and went. On.
on he tolled. In the snowflakes that
drifted In and touched his hands he
read a message from the world with-
out; all white, all cheerless. As u
chrysalis his fancy wove and spun and
made its garments wondrous, then
burst In splendor on a waiting world.
Both fought the fight; each In his
way. One for a heroic shape of
bronze, one for a speechless marble
face. Each for an epitaph—that all
the ages In the dust of time might
know he did and died.—Philadelphia
The World Needs Smiles
Look pleasant, please. A long face
and a frowning face don't help the
world along any. They depress its
hopes and retard its progress. Be-
sides that, the sour expression re-
flects upon ourselves, for people don't
care much about the gloomy individ-
ual, whose presence brings sugges-
tions of graveyards and Judgment days
and woes intermidable. He Is given
the cold shoulder, while sunny people
are always welcomed.
There is another way fh which the
habit of wearing a dismal countenance
has a reflex action: it spoils good
looks and soon makes the frowner old.
Loek in the mirror when you feel glad
and see how good looking you are.
Then look In while you are struggling
in that ancient, but very, very modern
Blougli of despond, and observe your
All emotions leave their traces on
the face. Jealousy, selfishness, sus-
picion. discontent, or any violent, un-
worthy feeling lea.es its lines and
ruins beauty. Joy and love and confi-
dence stamp the countenance with se-
renity and loveliness, says the Phila-
No one can feel happy all the time.
There come days when discourage-
ment gets the upper hand, or when
sorrow has crushed the Joy out of life.
But the thing to do is to fight against
carrying the darkness of the heart oa
the face. Fight it down. Smile. If
you can't do that, at least resolve not
to frown. Remember, the darkest
night turns to a dawning, so resolute-
ly turn up the corners of your mouth.
And here's a whisper of certain truth:
The sooner you can smile over it, the
quicker the darkness will vanish! Ev-
erything and everybody conspires to
remove clouds from the sunny person.
The universe cannot afford to miss hla
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