The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 238, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 23, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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THREE LINES, THREE TIMES. 25ft
THE SHAWNEE NEWS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1909.
THE NEWS 3 MONTHS FOR 1.00.
Quality is the first cons'der-
aiion in the "Rothenberg" cigar.
Only the choicest blended hav-
ena leaf is used. And we hire the
highest priced and most skilful ci-
gar makers in the country
FAMOUS WAX ARTIS1
Mme. Tussaud Had an Excitino
and Dramatic Career.
WhtNTil Good aiM
Rothenberg & Schloss
Kansas City, Mo.
Fowler & Sharp
107 East 7th Street
Gold Silver Copper
We have all kinds of money to loan
on farm property. Our terms are
easy, your payments light.
Geo. E. McKinnis Co.
110 N. Union Ave.
Tlie News 8 Months $1.00
I When You I
I Cook With Gas
« Did You Ever Try It?
* I Gas Ranges
IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
During That Er of Bioodihed She
Modeled Some of the Heads That Felt
by the Guillotine and Was For a
Time In Priaon Herself •• a 8u«pect
This Is the story of Mme. Tussaud.
who was born In Berne In 17(10 nnd
1Ued In London in 1850. nnd who. dur-
ing the stormy time of the French rev
olutlon, modeled In wax some of the
heads that fell by the guillotine.
Marie Uresboltz was the daughter of
in ald-de-inmp of General W'urraser
In the Seven Years' war. She wa*
born after the death of her father.
Her mother was the sister of Dr
John Christopher Curtlus of Berne
This Dr. Cnrtlus had made many
anatomical and other models In wax
and had attracted the attention of the
Prince de Contl. Tills nobleman urged
Curtlus to come to Paris and establish
himself as a modeler In wax.
The Curtlus studio became the ren-
dezvous of the fashionable world, and
til connection with this he had a muse
m of curiosities. Among his patrons
were Voltaire, .lean Jacques, Rous-
seau. Mesmer. Mlrabeau, Diderot, Ben
jamln Franklin, Paul Jones and many
other notable persons.
) In his visits to his sister at Bern*
I Dr. Curtlus bad taught his niece, Marie
many of the secrets of modeling In
wax. She showed such ability in this
that her uncle urged her mother to
make a home with him in Paris and to
allow him to adopt Marie as his daugh
Marie began earnest study with Di
Curtlus, and she was so skillful lii
the modeling of wax flowers tlmt this
art became a croze. Even the royal
personages In the palace took it up.
and Marie spent some time giving les
sons to Mme. Elizabeth, the young sis
ter of I.ouIh XVI.
When the revolution broke out Dr
Curtlus took the side of the people and
sent for Marie to come from the pal
ace. It was rather singular that two
of his wax models should have played
a foremost part in the opening scenes
of that awful period. In his collec-
tion of models was a bust of the min-
ister, Necker, father of Mme. de Stael,
and one of Philippe, duke of Or-
leans. Two days before the storming
of the Bastille a mob took these two
busts from his museum in the Palais
Royal, draped them In black crape to
show their sympathy and started to
parade the streets with these.
Ab the procession filed across the
Place Vendome a troop of dragoon*
and one of the regiments charged. A
sword stroke cut the bust of Necker
In halves, and the man who was carry-
ing It waB hit by a musket ball In the
leg and received the thrust of a sword
In his breast.
The bust of the Duke of Orleam
escaped Injury, but la the fight to de
fend It several persons were killed
The soldiers made desperate efforts tr
At the taking of the Bastille Dr. Cur-
tlus was active and for his services to
France was rewarded by the national
assembly. A badge of honor was pre-
sented to him, and this was Inscribed
with the famous date and a memorial
of his bravery and patriotism. His
house was a favorite place of meeting
with the leaders of the revolution, so
Marie had nn opportunity to see them
There was only one time when Marl,
was In any danger during this ilea
perate period. She was "suspected'
and sent to prison. Here at the same
time was Mme. de Beauharnals, win.
had barely escaped the guillotine and
who was later the Josephine of Napo
leon Bonaparte. Her uncle was able
to get Marie's release from prison, and
she came out In time to see the down
fall of Robespierre, Danton and Des
In the days of their power she hao
been called to model the heads of
many who fell by the guillotine. She
was obliged to take them just after the
fall of the fatal knife. She did this
awful work with the heads of poor
Marie Antoinette nnd of the Princess
Lamballe, the queen's friend. When
the leaders suffered by the guillotine
In their turn she modeled their heads.
After the revolution her uncle died
and hi 1795 she married M. Tussaud
She could not overcome the shock of
her experiences during the revolution,
and she persuaded her husband to
take her and the valuable collections
of wax models left her by Dr. Curtlus
over to England.
They established this collection In
(he Strand. The collection wns taken
all about the country, and In 1833 It
was brought bock to London and made
a permanent exhibition. Her sons con-
ducted the business, and she took an
active share In this till she was eighty
years of age.—Boston Globe.
Of,. of Snaw'e Criticisms.
"Before fame came to him." said s
playwright, "that great rival of mine
George Bernard Shaw, wrote theatrlca
criticisms for the London Saturday
Review. Now. those were criticism.-
Indeed. Nobody could praise a good
play so beautifully as this critic.
Nobody could roast a bad play s,.
tellingly. Listen. Here Is a sample."
And the playwright read:
"I am in a somewhat foolish positioi,
concerning a play at the Opera Co
Clique, whither 1 was bidden this da*
week. For some reason 1 was noi
supplied with a program, so that 1
never learned the name of the play. A
the end of the second act the play hai
advanced about as far as an ordinary
dramatist would have brought it live
minutes after the first rising of tin
curtain, or, say. os far as Ibsen would
have brought It ten years before thai
tvent. Taking advantoge of the sec
ond lntervnl to stroll out Into til*
Strand for a little exercise. I unfortu
nately forgot all about my buslnes
and actually reached home before li
occurred to me that 1 had not seen th'
end of the play. Under these clrcurn
stances It would 111 become me to dog
matlze on the merits of the work or It
performance. 1 can only offer tbi
management my npologtes."
It's uere you see the "Cream of
I«ioving Pictures, Moral* Emertaln
ing, Amusing and Educational, Ladies
and children enjoy these innocent amusements. House
clean, well ventilated and cool.
None Free Except. Children Under 6 years
What the Jury Found.
Some years ago the body of a well
dressed man was found In a field or
the outskirts of an English towu.
There were no marks of violence, arid
It was doubtful whether death had oc
curred from natural causes or if tlie
Individual had committed suicide. 1 ti
due course the body was Identified
nnd a gentleman who had been ac-
quainted with the deceased was called
upon to give evidence at the Inquest
Among other things, he stated that hi
had always considered him to be a man
of marked Idiosyncrasies, and his brain
was continually excited by Ills Irreslsi
lble fondness for chimeras or vail
ous kinds. The jury was evidently
satisfied with ills statement nnd ini
mediately brought in a verdict thai
"death was caused by Idiosyncrasies
forming on the brain In consequence
of excessive Indnlgcnce In chimeras."
adding a rider that "it should be a
warning to people to refrain from that
and other Intoxicating beverages."
This is a public enterprise; its oh
ject is to give Shawnee the best In
educational and moral entertainment
This course is a PERSONAL OP
PORTUN1TY for YOU and YOUK
CHILDREN In building of mind and
character. Take your share.
This Is one of the largest Lyceum
courses in Oklahoma, and Shawnee,
the "Heart of Oklahoma," should lead
in this as well as In Its many othe-
public enterprises. It Is going to be
the greatest series of high-class en-
tertainments ever held In this cltj
Shawnee people should give this
course their cordial support as a
splendid pn'jllc service. Such things
build cities. Decide NOW to take
what your family needs.
The price of season tickets has
been placed at 11.50 for this splendid
course, In order that It may be in
reach of every lover of high-class
platform attractions. The single ad-
mission tickets will be 50 cents, 73
cents and $1. It can be easily seen
by this that It Is of much advantage
to purchase a season ticket, which
means only $1.50 and entitles the
holder to reserved seats.
Opening number October 14, under
auspices of the Ministerial Alliance.
Would you like to get:
a home in golden Cali -
fornia ? Go thii Fall.
Colonist excursions every day.
An Indignant Beggar.
Flashing a roll of hills in the face of
a haughty Individual who had refused
to give him aims and who had added
further insults to this Injury by heap
Ing ridicule upon him. a very typical
beggar at Coyoacan pulled off a stunt
that brought down Jeers upon the un
charltoble young man. This beggar
would linve passed muster anywhere
for one of the finished type and could
lafely have walked unarmed at mid-
night through n wilderness Infested
with thieves without his poverty once
being questioned. There was not a
whole thread in the warp and woof of
his shirt that extended from seam to
seam, and only an expert sartorial art-
ist could have detected which open
Ings were those originally made In the
garment for putting It on and off
Just what portion of those rags was
solid nnd strong enough to retain the
roll of bills Is a marvelous enigma.
$1,00 Down and $1.00 a Week
! Shawnee Gas & Electric Co. |
130 M. Broadway Phone 4G
Sept. ic to Oct. 15. Railroad tart-
ly J25 from moit points in Kan
„..d Oklahoma. Upon payment
berth rate (about one-half the itand
ard Pullman charge) you get doubt*
berth in a Santa Fe tourist sleeper;
roomy, modern and comfortable.
Btop-ovcrs allowed for Grand Canton
and Salt River Valley, in Arizona also;
at mo.t point, in California, including the great San Joaquin Valley. #
Santa Fe touriit ileeper lervice to San Franciico le quicker than any other line. 1 •
Lo. Angelee no other line i> fatter. Peraonally-conducted excuraione tri-weekly.
muMraled'kttik-folderi: "To California in a Tonrlat Sleeper," and "San joaqnte
W. L. INGHAM, AGENT.
All Boost For Shawnee
A leader In the United States Senate
An American optimist. A great ora
tor, as well as a great politician.
A Test of Friendship.
Just before Art emus Ward's der/tb
Robertson poured out some medicine
aud offered It to the sick man, who
said, "My dear Tom. I won't take any
more of that horrible stuff."
Robertson urged him to swallow the
mixture, saying: "Do, now—there's n
dear fellow—for my sake. You know
I would do anything for you."
"Would you?" said Ward feebly,
grasping his friend's hand for the last
"I would Indeed," said Robertson.
"Then you take It."
Ward passed away a few hours aft-
erward.—"Recollections of the Ban-
A Great Career Ahead.
'Are you the professor?"
"Yes, sir. What can I do for you?"
"I have a daughter and I'd like to
know what It will cost ine to have her
taught to sing. I think she will be-
come a great operatic star if her Toier
Is properly trained."
"Does she seem to have extraordina-
ry gifts as a vocalist?"
"Well, no; we haven't noticed that
her vocal gifts nre out of the ordinary
but nobody seems to be able to man
age her."—Chicago Record-Herald.
The Bishop's Visit.
Bishop (who has "looked in" at
rural Sunday school)—Now, children
can any of you tell what is meant by
the visitation of the bishop? Little
Girl (after a long pause)—Please, sir,
an affliction sent from heaven.—London
The Great Change.
"Tommy." said the teacher of the Ju-
venile class, -when water becomes ioe,
what is the great change that takes
"The change In price," replied Tom-
Naming Their Children.
It was a musical man who gave his
four daughters the following names:
Do-re, Mi-fa, So la, Tl-do. The first es-
caped with the nickname Dora, the
second answered Mlffy, the third own
ed up to Solly, while the youngest gen
erally got TIddy.
The case of the musical man is
matched by that of the provincial
printer who named his children from
the type fonts he used—Ruby, Pearl,
Diamond. The first two are no uncoin
moa names for girls, only Ruby hap
pened to be a boy. He followed in his
father's footsteps and afterward be
*anse a printer's manager In London.—
Why the Whistle Howled.
Passenger (on branch line)—Say, why
does the engine always set up such a
piteous howl at this particular spot?
Guard—Ah! It was here the engineer
first met his wife Kansas City Jour
MIt seems to me." said the Indian
chief as he watched the white man's
encroachments, "that all tuv property
very soon will l e a mental reserva
Many a girl thinks she has broken
her heart when §he hag only spialuwl
Is the art of puttlno into another
mind what Is In your own.
IT 15 A SUBTLE
It la a mean. ot makln* a tavorabl.
To have the best reaulta. It must be
the beat printing.
That we are prepared to give you.
WALK RIGHT IN.
GOVERNOK .lyotRT Gi.ENN
of North Carolina. One of the most
brilliant and powerful men of the
Southeast. Governor Glenn was the
winner in tight for railway control In
CENTRAL GRAND CO.
This company represents an all
star company, headed by Maximllllan
Dick, the famous violinist who was
appointed concert-m eister of the Phil
harmonic Orchestra of Leipsig, Ger
many, the heart of the musical world
The members of this company are
European bred artists.
The 6hakespearean tragedian, who
will present Shakespeare In a manner
that will cause you to love It as lit
Who are native Hawallans, compose
a vocal and instrumental sextette.
There are also scenes given from the
islands. The Honolulus give theii
native music, with the charm an!
sweetness of a native's appreciation
coupled with an artist's rendition.
Louisiana Sugar Case
Syrup is the most delicious
syrup in the world.
Those who have tasted the pure
juice of the cane will always be
haunted by that indefinable, delusive
something that makes it so good.
brings this goodness to
every table. It's thejiure
juice of the best Louisiana
sugar cane, unadulterated,
simply clarified. Get a can
Tor tali at all pvetrt
Penick & Ford, Ltd;
New Orleans, La.
HURRY TO THE RED, WHITE
AND BLUE if you have any horset
to shoe. F. E. Holliday.
HURRY TO THE RED, WHITE
AND BLUE and we will make your
old automobile new. Ivan J. Robb.
HURRY TO THE RED, WHITE
AND BLUE for groceries fresh and
new, and we'll exactly suit you. Mc
Daniel Grocery Co., 120-122-124 N
THE NEWd S MONTHS FOR |U
THREF. LINtr THREE TIMES, f e 1 ,Mt P,E™°
NEWS WANT ADS PAY WELL.
|| An Advertisement Placed
reaches the majority of
homes in the city every af.
ternoon when the paper
The Tuesday News goes into
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