The Enid Echo. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 14, 1900 Page: 2 of 4
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WEALTHIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH
HE ENID ECHO.
J. B. DLT WILLR, Ed. mad Ptop.
KKL1BGMA AND INDIA!" TEBIlTOl*
Governor Barnes has named March
53 as Arbor Day this year.
The EpwortH League of Oklahoma
meet* at LI Reno March 12.
A two thousand dollar lire at Ton*
kawa destroyed F. Williams and Co a
The mill fire at Newkirk damage*!
most of the 18,000 bushel stock of
E C. Ilamiil. from Oklahoma, has a
number of restaurants in the Philip-
Noble county is estimated to hare a
25 per cent larger acreage of wheat than
Dr. A. H. Jackson, of El Reno, it is
aid. is soon to be made an inspector of
In (flan agencies.
Two hundred farms in Garfield coun-
tv were deeded during the year ending
February 1, 1900.
The K. of P. convention hall at
Woodward is now having the brick
made for its erection.
Sheriff Pieree. of Kay county, ha*
quarantined 346 head of cattle which
are afflicted with ticks.
Grain dealers at Enid buy an average
of 94,000 a day.
A commercial club has been organ
iaed at Woodward.
Early vegetable# are being planted
at Wynnewood, and oat sowing com-
menced thia week.
The two territories have an insurance
rating bureau, conducted by Ralph G
Moore as inspector.
United States court is in session at
Pauls Valley this week. Judge Hosea
WATERING THE LAND
HOW IRRIGATION IS PROGRESS-
ING IN IDAHO.
leietofor* Arid Regions Being Rapidly
Trtaiformtd Into Gtrdtu—r*rm#n'
§orl«lU* la Many IbiUdcm Owi the
(Boise. Idaho. Letter.)
Most of the people who farm in the
rainfall regions suppose that the irri-
me firm shipped 3") w (roo load* of I F «on of Und ti i complicated process
■mod* from Pone. City to Gray Horte I ^ ^ "I of doing It can only
j . _t. be acquired After years of experience,
during the pa>*. pear. . ,
e * whereas, as a matter of fact, it is
Asse**ors were early at work among a5out the easiest and most simple
cattle, to catch them before removal m tije western farmer has to do. In
from their jurisdiction. most cases the children attend to it
' The Conway Telephone company no^ under the direction of their parents.
< overs the Choctaw nation with other «d any boy of 10 or 12 can do a man's
iban the Bell instrument. j wben " 10 legation.
The western farmer Is wholly indif-
J. 11. Tri^ijfon. a squatter living near ( fprent a! t0 ralnf u He doesn't de-
Caddo, disappeared and his family are pen!j u()0n ,t ,n lesjL Th# wltfr
Id pending an inee ti(fation. '.bit Interests him Is that which flows
Warning has been given the Creek cown into the valley from the melt-
Indians that thev have no authority t< iaK mows in the mountain rangea.
i sell timber on their allotments. I The«- * dl"ru «• f**
canals which run along the rim of the
TALM AGE'S SERMON.
SPEAKS ENCOURAGING WORDS
Text, 1*. 1. "Behold the
Tear* of Bach u Wtrt Oppre* ed and
They Had bo Comforter**—Faith aad
Trust la God.
Rush Springs suffered by fire which
destroyed several bu&ineas buildings
j including the the Land Mark office.
The Ponca Indians will receive a pay-
ment of 112.000 in May. one of $27,000
in June and still another one of $27,OQC
in the fali
A gain in populatioa of between two
and three thousand during the past
year is claimed by Guthrie.
1 were being married near Burton. The
The Blackwell, Enid and Southwest- minister had just begun to pronounce
ern railroad, recently chartered, it is ceremony when the bride fell dead.
valley about the irrigable lands and
are tapped at stated Interval! by what
are called "laterals" or sub-ditches
which flow from farm to farm and out
of which the farmer takes the water
for bis fields. In some cases the waters
of these mountain streams are acquired
by the community of farmers along
Colonel Roy Hoffman is to deliver their course, each one holding as many
the annual address during the com- shares of stock in the co-operative
mencement exercises at the Edmond canal scheme as he owns acres of land,
Normal school and being entitled to so many Inches of
... t) c __ . water for every acre of his ownership.
John Blair and Miss Rose Somerset ^ _w„_
taid will be built by the Frisco.
Stockmen of Colgate have organized
This is the usual plan. But when the
construction of the main canal, owing
to engineering difficulties, is too expen-
sive a piece of business for the farmer
to afford, irrigation companies under-
The Mennonite congregation, five for their own protection, have agreed *ork and build the canal into
niles northwest of Cordell, has dedi- Udod an association brand and offered j ^or 1 oa* °t e counlr? * er® ar*e
The celebrated t
eated a new church building.
According to reports from Arapahoe.
the Choctaw Company is to build a line
to that town from Weatherford. ! versus the Chickasaws and Choctaw*
There is * scarcity of teachers in '■ thc "preme court' The
Llneom county, «o many of them have <•«* involves the question of title tc
gone into active business enterprises. | tbe leased district.
. a j oa a The total valuation of taxable prop-
A patent from the I nlted States to ^ ^ ^ A
the city uf Outline for Highland parU , ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
has bee, ncived. This tr^toontam, ^ f(mr mi„, for the support „(pub.
07 *crf*" lie schools, which will cost about J.-..000,
Frank Nlblark left a legacy of «100 rtl(. town owes s.t ^-,1.
to the Presbyterian church at Chandler.
It is to be used to erect a belfry and to leading farrae
buy a bell.
Petrified branches of a black jack
tree were found near Iowa City eight-
een feet beneath the surface, in dig-
ging a well.
upon an as-sociation brand and „f ,Md „e t0
reward of 00 for the capture o I xhfM irrigation companions are "com-
cattle thieves. MM carrier*" ef water and furnish it
of the Wichitas; for a nominal price per ace per an-
num to the farmer. Sometimes these
Irrigation companies own large tracts
and cattlemen have
appealed to congress to defeat tht
Piatt bill which would require the
fencing of grazing lands and would
make void all land leases in the Choctaw
and Chickasaw country.
General S. B. Bradford, of Ardmore;
Isaac II. Little, an Indiana veteran
whose home has been in Oklahoma, -limes Todd, of Checotah, Mr. Gibbons,
committed suicide It the Leavenworth Muskoge. and .JudgeTollete. of Tahl-
equah, I. T., are in Washington, in
connection with matters relating tc
proposed legislation affecting * theii
The secretary of the territorial bank
ing board has issued a charter to th«
Peoples bank of Altus, Greer county.
Attorney General Strang Is of thc ; The capiui ..tix'k is 3-'.'>,000 anil the in
David Warrior and Miss Belle (Jive-
water, Ponca Indians, are to be married.
The bride has been a student at Has-
kell Indian school at Lawrence, Kan-
op nion that a county treasurer who
neld his office for a portion of a term
is not eligible for election for the next
full term, under the law.
The Woodward land office made a
•orporators are J. A. Henry, C. C. High
tower, J. R. McMahan and William C
A delegation of Cheyennes and Ara>
pahoes from the Darlington agencj
record during the month of February. win attcna the big council which is tc
•when 15 original homestead entries 1)e held at Guthrie some time in April,
were made. During January 138 en- por |ome time past Rmall bands ol
tries, were made, this being the highest Kiowas an(j Comanches, Apaches, Cad
number during the history of the ,ioes. Otoes, Osages and other Indian
ofii«- Territory' Indians have been visiting
J. K. Cooper.. the Rock Island tax among the Cheyennes and Arapahoes
commissioner, whose work called him for the purpose of getting them to join
to Oklahoma, is very enthusiastic over hands and get up a monster petition to
the achievments, progress and pros- present to the Great Father at Wash-
pects of the territory. He was aston* 1 ington asking for the privilege to or-
under their ditch which they sell in
small farms with the water right, to
Bottlers at a nominal prices per acre
In other instances they do not own
land at all, leaving that to be acquired
by the settler under the various acta
Perhaps no portion of the Union is
now making such active progress in
irrigation development, or Is receiving
so large a quota of immigrants as
southern Idaho. There are millions of
unoccupied acres in that state which
only await settlement to become as
productive as the lands upon the Nile.
EfTorts arc being put forth by the stato
authorities to bring the advantages of
these lands to the notice of the eastern
farmer, and the several railroads of
the state are engaged in the work.
Perhaps the easiest and the best way
to acquire information is from the
General Passenger Agent of the Oregon
Short Line at Salt Lake City, from
whence conservatively prepared pamph-
lets descriptive of irrigation meth-
ods and containing reliable informa-
tion about the various localities now
open for settlement, are being mailed
The time is certainly not far distant
when the unoccupied public domain of
Idaho will be entirely taken up, a con-
dition which will be most unfortunate
to those who delay taking advantage of
the rare opportunities now offered.
ished at the amount of the business
done by his road, and its rapid increase.
Watonga Republican: There are 320
more voters in Blaine county this year
than there were votes cast at the elec-
tion of 189S. Two hundred and twen-
ty-three of these new votes are Repub-
Tom Woosley recently made a visit
to bis old home in Iowa, and after his
return wrote the following opinion for
his Mulhall Knterprise: When a man
begins to think that after all there may
be place* as good as oklahoma, he goes
to his native state for a couple of months
and then returns completely cured.
A large broom factory is one of the
to be institutions of Oklahoma City.
Billy Bolton was elected sergeant-at-
arins of the National Editorial Asso-
Shawnee haw .3 drug stores, 3 furni-
ture stores, 3- groceries, 16 saloons 4
barber shops, fi livery stables, a num-
ber t'f restaurants. 2 saddlery and har-
ness shops, a building and loan asso-
ciation. a splendid waterworks, and an
excellent telephone system connecting
resident' *s and business quarters as
well as oiilces of every description.
The farmers of Custer county have
voted on the matter and decided em-
phatically for free grass.
Governor Barnes has named five of
the ten delegates whu will represent
the territory at large in the Trans- Mis-
aissippi Commercial Congress, which
will be held this year in Houston,
Texas. April 1? to St. The delegates
named are O. R. Fegan. Frank Dale
and Frank Greer, of Guthrie: W. F.
Mead of Kingfisher, and J. B. Charles
of Stroud. The remaining five dele-
gates will be announced at a later date.
It Is announced that the Santa Fe
bas given Manchester the name jobber's
rates that are given to wholesale points
The $'J3,000 library building in Okla-
iusia City is to be of Carthage stone
and pressed brick; two stories and a
basement. It will be 105 hy 74 feet.
John Johnson, an old Colorado miner,
hafl opened a fine lead of copper ore six
miles north of Kenton. The vcina run
into the sandstone bluffs of the Cimar-
ron and assay acveral hundred dollars
to the ton,
ganire a Territorial Indian l*rotectIv€
The abstract of the condition of the
national banks of the Indian Territory,
at the close of the business on February
13, as reported to the comptroller of
the currency, shows the average re-
serve to have been 28.23 pcreent, against.
26.27 per cent on December 2. Ix>an- j
and discounts increased from 82,092,84 i
I to 82,291,935, stocks and securities from j
811,854 to 819,196; gold coin from 826.-j
:>97 to 838.797: total specie, from 887.-1
I : u2 to 8129,340; lawful money reserve,
i from 8160,917 to 8188,649; individual
j deposits, from 81,8ls,749 to 81,919,823.
I No quarantine exists now on thf
i Osage Indian reservation.
Some bills paased the house that ma-
terially effect the territory. They arc:
To appoint an inspector to treat with
: the Indians for the opening of the neu-
tral strips in the Kiowa and Comanche
country, upon which Mountain View
is located; ratifying the agreement
with the Comanche, Kiowa and Apache
Indians in Oklahoma and to open their
reservation to settlement; donating
eighty acres of land to the city of EJ
Reno for cemetery purposes.
The Oklahoma school land board
adopted a rule that no lease contests
would be entertained unless the rights
or interests of the territory are involved
or the contestant shows that he has
been deprived of a lease through fraud.
It seems that under recent act ol
congress thc government will furnish
free trees to fanners to plant under
j certain regulations. W. L. Hall of the
government tree department will as-
certain the wants of the farmers and
explain the government tree plan to
W. F. 0. Pond, a conductor on the
Choctaw with Miss Florence Snyder, of
Girard. Kas.. waked up. the probate
judge at two o'clock in the morning
and were married.
During the hail ami wind storm a
party of friends took refuge behind a
school ho ti se five-mile* southwest of
Weatherford. The house waa blown
from its /oundation. demolishing a
wagon, killing one horse and breaking
a leg of one uf the nu'O. The school
was in session at the Time bnt none of
the puDils were hurt.
Th« Loagtit Hi)penilon Bridge.
The suspension bridge that is to con-
nect New York with Hoboken will be
the longest of its kind, having a span
of 2.720 feet. It is estimated that the
bridge with Its approaches will cost
$60,000,000. Probable the bridge will
be double decked and provided with a
carriage road, a footpath, a bicycle
path and four trolley car tracks on
the upper deck, beside the six tracks
for regular steam railroad, freight and
passenger trains on the main deck.
According to Prescott, the money of
the Aztecs consisted o' quills full of
gold dust and bags of chocolate grains.
Before the introduction of coined
money into Greece skewers or spikes
of iron and copper were used, six be-
ing a drachma or handful.
AMERICAN TRANSVAAL FUND.
To Aid Widows and Orphan* the
A pathetic appeal of the committee
of Africander and Bond members of
parliament was issued at Cape Town,
Oct. 10, 1899, signed by Messrs. N. F.
DeWaal, Joseph N. Hoffman, J. H.
Hofmeyr, Thomas P. Theron and D.
J. A. Van Zyl, which says among
"What may, what can, we colonial
Africanders do in this sorrowful time?
Join in the work of warfare with the
weapons? The law and our duty as
British subjects forbid this, even
should other circumstances not oppose
such a course of action.
"But what neither the law nor the
duty of the subject forbids, and what,
moreover, agrees in every respect with
all principles of religion and human-
ity, Is the offering of help to the
wounded, to the widows and the
In the name of the Africander bond,
on behalf of the citizens of the South
African republic and their noble ally,
the Orange Free State, I appeal to all
Americans to show their sympathy
with the brave people who are now,
in the words of John Hancock, liter-
ally offering all that they have, all
that they are. and all that they hope
to be, upon the altar of their country,
fighting to the death the arrogance
and Imposition of the great British
empire, in order to remain free and
Independent, as did our Amerioan
forefathers in 1776 and 1812 THERE
WILL BE NO BOER WOUNDED ON
THE BRITISH-AMERICAN HOSPI-
Send to me your subscriptions,
small and large, and I will send the
amount to Mr. C. C. de Vllllers. Cape
Town, the honorable treasurer of the
committee of the Africander bond, to
be expended under that appeal. I sent
12,000 on Feb. 23, 1900.
GEORGE W. VAN SIGLEN,
No. 141 Dread way. New York City
Feb. 24. 1900.
(Copyrighted. 1SOO. by Louis Klopsch.)
Very long ago the needle was busy.
It was considered honorable for
women to toil in olden times. Alex-
ander the Great stood in bis place
showing garments made by his own
mother. The finest tapestries at Bay-
eux were made by the queen of Wil-
liam the Conqueror. Augustus the
emperor would not wear any garment
except those that were fashioned by
some member of his royal family. So
let the toiler everywhere be respected!
The needle hat slain more than the
sword. When the sewing machine
was invented, some thought that in-
vention would alleviate woman's toil
and put an end to the despotism of
the needle. But no; while the sewing
machine has been a great blessing to
eli to do families in many cases, it
has added to the stab of the needle
the crush of the wheel, and multitudes
of women, notwithstanding the re-en-
forcement of the sewing machine, can
only make, worn hard as they will, be-
tween $2 and $3 a week.
The greatest blessing that could
have happened to our first parents
was being turned out of Eden after
they had done wrong. Adam and Eve
in their perfect state might have got
along without work or only such slight
employment as a perfect gardei. with
no weeds in it demanded, but as soon
as they bad sinned the best thing for
them was to be turned out where they
would have to work. We know what
a withering thing it is for a man to
have nothing to do. Of the 1,000 pros-
perous and honorable men that you
know 999 had to work vigorously at
the beginning. But I am now to tell
you that industry Is Just as Important
for a woman's safety and happiness.
The most unhappy women in our com-
munities today are those who have no
engagements to call them up In the
morning, who once have risen and
breakfasted lounge through the dull
forenoon in slippers down at the heel
and with disheveled hair, reading the
last novel, and who. having dragged a
wretched forenoon and taken their
afternoon sleep and having passed an
hour and a half at their toilet, pick up
their cardcase and go out to make
calls, and who pass their evenings
waiting for somebody to come in and
break up the monotony. Arabella
Stuart never was imprisoned in
dark a dungeon as thaL
No IIapplne « in IdleneM.
There is no happiness in an idle
woman. It may be with hand, it may
be with brain, it may be with foot, but
work she must or be wretched forever.
The littls girls of our families must be
started with that idea. The curse of
American society is that our young
women are taught that the first, sec-
ond. third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh,
tenth, fifteenth, thousandth thing in
their life is to get somebody to take
care of them. Instead of that the first
lesson should be how under God they
may take care of themselves. The
simple fact is that a majority of them
do have to take care of themselves and
that, too, after having through the
false notions of their parents wasted
the years In which they ought to have
learned how successfully to maintain
themselves. We now and here declare
the inhumanity, cruelty and outrage
of that father and mother who pass
their daughters into womanhood hav-
ing given them no facility for earning
Mme. de Stael said, "It is not these
writings that I am proud of, but the
fact that 1 have facility in ten occupa-
tions in any one of which I could
make a livelihood." You say you
have a fortune to leave them. O mac
and woman! Have you not learned
that, like vultures, like hawks, like
eagles, riches have wings and fly
away? Though you should be success-
ful In leaving a competency behind
you, the trickery of executors may
swamp it in a night, or some officials
in our churches may get up a mining
company and induce your orphans to
put their money into a hole in Colo-
rado and if by the most skillful ma-
chinery the sunken money can be
brought up again prove to them that
it was eternally decreed that that was
the way they were to lose It and that
it went in the most orthodox and
heavenly style. Oh. the damnable
schemes that professed Christians will
engage in until God puts his fingers
Into the collar of the hypocrite's robe
and strips it clear down to the bottom!
You have no right because you are
well off to conclude that your children
are going to be well off. A man died
leaving a large fortune. His son fell
dead In a Philadelphia grogshop. His
old comrades came in and said as they
bent over his corpse. "What is the
matter with you, Boggsey?" The sur-
geon standing over him said: "Hush,
ye! He Is dead!" "Oh. he is dead!"
they said. "Come. boys, let us go and
take a drink in memory of poor Bogg-
sey!" Have you nothing better than
money to leave your children? If you
have not. but send your daughters into
the world with empty brain and un-
skilled hand, you are guilty of assas-
sination. homicide, infanticide.
There are women toiling In our
cities for $2 or $3 a week who were
the daughters of merchant princes.
These suffering ones would now be
glad to have the crumbs that once fell
from their father's table That worn-
out. broken shoe that she wears Is the
lineal descendant of the 312 gaiter in
which her mother walked, and that
torn and faded calico had ancestry of
magnificent brocade that swept Penn-
sylvania avenue and Broadway clean
without any expense to thc street com-
Ko DUfrsr# to Work.
Though you live in an elegant resi-
dence and fare sumptuously every day.
let your daughters feel that it is a
disgrace for them not to know how to
work. I denounce the Idea prevalent
in society that, though our young
women may embroider siippers and
crochet and make mats for lamps to
stand on without disgrace, the idea of
dcing anything for a livelihood is dis-
honorable. It is a shame for a daugh-
ter to be idle while her mother toils
at the washtub. It is as honorable to
sweep house, make beds or trim hats
as it is to twist a watch chain.
So far as I can understand, the line
of respectability lies between that
which is useful and that which is use-
less. If women do that which is of no
value, their work is honorable. If they
do practical work, it is dishonorable.
That our young women may escape
the censure of doing dishonorable
work, I shall particularize. You may
knit a tidy for the back of an arm-
chair, but by no means make the
money wherewith to buy the chair.
You may with a delicate brush beauti-
fy a mantel ornament, but die rather
than earn enough to buy a marble
mantel. You may learn artistic music
until you can squall Italian, but never
sing "Ortonville" or "Old Hundredth."
Do nothing practical if you would, in
the eyes of refined society, preserve
your respectability. I scout these
finical notions. I tell you a woman,
no more than a man, has a right to
occupy a place in this world unless
she pays a rent for iL
In the course of a lifetime you con-
sume whole harvests and droves of
cattle and every day you live and
breathe forty hogsheads of good, pure
air. You must by some kind of use-
fulness pay for all this. Our race was
the last thing created—the birds and
fishes on tbe fourth day. the cattle and
lizards on the fifth day and man on
the sixth day. If geologists are right,
the earth was 1.000,000 of years in
the posesssion of the insects, beasts
and birds before our race came upon it.
In one sense we were invaders. The
cattle, the lizards and the hawks had
pre-emption right. The question is
not what we are to do with the lixards
and summer insects, but what the
lizards and summer insects are to do
with us. If we want a place in this
world, we must earn iL The partridge
makes its own nest before it occupies
iL The lark by its morning song
earns its breakfast before it eats it,
and the Bible gives an intimation that
the first duty of an Idler is to starve
when it says, "If he will not work,
neither shall he eaL" Idleness ruins
the health, and very soon nature says
"This man has refused to pay his rent.
Out with him!" Society is to be re-
constructed on the subject of woman's
toil. A vast majority of those who
would have woman industrious shut
her up to a few kinds of work. My
judgment in this matter is that
woman has a right to do anything that
she can do well. There should be no
department of merchandise, mechan
Ism, art or science barred against her.
If Miss Hosmer has genius for sculp-
ture, give her a chisel. If Rosa Bon-
heur has a fondness for delineating
animals, let her make "The Horse
Fair." If Miss Mitchell will study as-
tronomy, let her mount the starry lad-
der. If Lydia will be a merchant, let
her sell purple. If Lucretla Mott will
preach the gospel, let her thrill with
her womanly eloquence the Quaker
The Ulght* of Woman.
It is said if woman Is given such
opportunities she will occupy places
that might be taken by men. I say if
she have more skill and adaptness for
any position than a man has, let her
have it! She has as much right to her
bread, to her apparel and to her home
as men have. But it is said that her
nature is so delicate that she is un-
fitted for exhausting toil. 1 ask in the
name of all past history what toil on
earth is more severe, exhausting and
tremendous than that toil of the nee-
dle to which for ages she has been
subjected? The battering ram, the
sword, the carbine, the battleax, have
made no such havoc as the needle. I
would that these living sepulchres in
which women have for ages been bur-
ied might be opened and that some
resurrection trumpet might bring up
these living corpses to the fresh air
Go with me and I will show you a
woman who by hardest toll supports
her children, her drunken husband,
her old father and mother, pays her
house rent, always has wholesome
food on her table, and when she can
get some neighbor on the Sabbath to
come in and take care of her family
appears in church with hat and cloak
that are far from indicating the toil
to which she is subjected. Such a
woman as that has body and soul
enough to fit her for any position.
She could stand beside the majority
of our salesmen and dispose of more
goods. She could go into your wheel-
wright shops and beat one-half of your
workmen at making carriages. We
ta * about women as though we had
resigned to her all the light work and
ourselves had shouldered the heavier.
But the day of Judgment, which will
reveal the sufferings of the stake and
inquisition, will marshal before the
throne of God and the hlerarchs of
heaven the martyrs of washtub and
needle. Now. I say, if there be any
preference in occupation, let woman
have it. God knows her trials are the
severest. By her acuter sensitiveness
to misfortune, by her hour of anguish,
I demand that no one hedge up her
pathway to a livelihood. Oh, the
meanness, the desplcabllity of men
who begrudge a woman the right to
work anywhere in any honrable call-
ing! • • •
The Sonrre of Strength.
Poets are fond of talking about man
as an oak and woman the vine that
climbs It, but 1 have seen many a tree
fall that not only went down itself, but
took all the vine* with It. I can tell
you of something stronger than an oak
for an Ivy to climb on. and that is the
throne of the great Jehovah. Single
or affianced, that woman is strong who
leans ou God and does her best. Many
of you will go single handed through
life, and you will have to choose be-
tween two characters. Young woman.
I am sure you will turn your back
upon the useless, giggling, irrespousl
pet than how she will look in the
Judgment; more worried about her
freckles than her sins; more interested
in her apparel than in her redemption.
Th® dying actress whose lile had been
Yet They are Retr©irre««ln* and Uegen-
Washington, March 10.—The sub-
vicious said: - "The scene closes. Draw j committee of the senate committee on
the curtain." Generally the tragedy ~ J ' *
cones first and the farce afterward,
but in her life it was first the farce of
a useless life, and then the tragedy
of a wretched eternity.
Compare the life and death of such
a one with that of 6ome Christian aunt
that waa once a blessing to your
household. I do not know that she
was ever asked to give her hand In
marriage. She lived single, that, un-
trammeled. she might be everybody s
blessing. Whenever the sick were to
be visited or the poor to be provided
with bread she went with a blessing.
She could pray or sing "Rock of Ages
for any sick pauper who asked her.
As 6he got older there were days when
she was a little sharp, but for the most
part auntie was a sunbeam, just the
one for Christmas eve. She knew
better than any one else how to fix
things. Her every prayer, as God
heard it, was full of everybody who
had trouble. The brightest things in
all the house dropped from her fingers.
She had peculiar notions, but the
grandest notion she ever had was to
make you happy. She dressed well—
auntie always dressed well—but he*
highest adornment was that of a meek
and quiet spirit, which, in the sight of
God, is of great price. When she died,
you all gathered lovingly about her,
and as you carried her out to rest the
Sunday school class almost covered
her coffin with japonicas, and the poor
people stood at the end of the alley,
with their aprons to their eyes, sob-
bing bitterly, and the man of the
world said, with Solomon, "Her price
was above rubies," and Jesus, as unto
the maiden in Judea, commanded, "I
say unto thee, arise!"
Indian affairs has decided to report ad-
versely on the Thurston proposition to
appropriate 8700 per capita out of the
funds to the credit of the Osage In-
dians to enable them to discharge their
indebtedness to the traders. There is
considerable talk of starting an inves-
tigation by a senate committee to look
into the affairs of the Usages, as their
status is represented as tendiug toward
retrogression rather than advancement.
They are said to be among the most
backward Indians under the govern-
ment's guardianship, although their
per capita wealth is the greatest in the
world. What this commission will es-
pecially look into if appointed is the
feasibility of breaking up the tribal
government of the Osages. which is be-
lieved to be largely responsible for
their degeneracy, and also to determine
in what manner their debts to tho
traders shall be settled.
PRINCESS AND SMUGGLER.
"Whisker BlU't** Life Brightened bj the
Gentle Prlncea* of Walea.
"Whisker Bill" Is dead. He was the
last notorious smuggler of the Isle of
Wight, and for many years earned a
living by fishing when contraband
running had ceased. Yet, in the days
of decadence he became the recipient
of alms while lying by the wayside at
Alum Bay. Says Pearson's Weekly Jii
telling the story: When in the prime
of life there was no finer or more fear-
less man around our coasts than stal-
wart smuggler Bill, but the hands
which in his escapades once grasped
tho oar with a grip of iron became
palsied and the erect figure as bent as
a bow. Times were rough Indeed with
Whisker Bill, as the old desperado was
familiarly called at Freshwater, until
on that occasion of a royal visit, the
Princess of Wales, learning of the
former smuggler's career, addressed
him with many words of kindly cheer
tnd, graciously taking the poor old
man's hand, did not release It until she
had dropped a sovereign into the wita-
ered palm. So delighted was the vet
eran that, finding new life to his limbs,
he hobbled away to the village painter,
and, with a part of the money gircn
him by the Princess, paid for the in-
cident to be recorded on a board for
future exhibition. Nor were hi?
hopes in vain, for visitors who read
of so gracious an example and interest
in the aged suppliant also gave a little
of their store. Want was never again
known by Whisker Bill after the fair
Princess, daughter of the sea kin^s,
had so graciously recognized the de-
crepit old fellow, who, upon the waters
had so oft evaded the Queen's revenue,
thus proving that royal sympathy
counts not the frailties of those who
have fallen in life's battle. To the day
of his death the once notorious smug-
gler declared that the dark hours of
his life had been brightened by "the
gentle Princess of Wales."
The Gondola Is Doomed,
Who ever thought of Venice without
thinking of gondolas? Probably eight
out of ten people could tell you noth-
ing more of the picturesque city in
Italy than that its inhabitants ride In
gondolas rather than in cable cars.
Nevertheless, like many other institu-
tions beautiful to the eye and dear to
sentiment, gondolas are disappearing.
The substitute for these beautiful,
swan-like boats is almost too shockini
to appear in print. A "Steam Trans-
portation company" has been organ-
ized, and is scattering the seeds of
nervous prostrations among the Vene-
tians by establishing a system of
shrieking, puffing, noisily obtrusive
little steamboats to run even on the
smallest canals. Of course, there have
been for many years boats running on
the grand canal. Now the service is to
be so extended as to embrace the en-
tire city. "For the love of tradition,"
protest the Venetians, "for the love of
beauty, for the love of quiet, leave us
our gondolas and spare us this smok-
ing, shrieking horror.-'
Franchises Sot Taxable.
Aofftin. Tex.. March 12.—The corpora-
tions of Texas won a big fight in the
district court here in securing from
Judge Morris an opinion throwing out
of court the hundreds of franchise tax
suits pending against all quasi-public
corporations for taxes claimed to be
due on their franchises. The conten-
tion was that such franchises were
taxable the same as personal or real,
property, and under such contention,
hundreds of suits have been brought
all over the state to recover taxes, in.
some instances as far back as 1880, and
representing thousands upon thousands
of dollars. Judge Morris, the presiding
judge, held that such franchises were
in no wise taxable under the law. thus
scoring a big victory for the corpora*
Cape Colony Free of Boers.
London. March 10.—The Boers while
in retreat twice repulsed General
French's cavalry with rifle fire. As no
report has been made of the capture of
prisoners, the enemy probably got
away with their entire force. General
French is still following them and
keeping between them and Bloemfon-
The evacuation of the northern dis-
tricts of Cape Colony is now nearly
complete. The British are in posses-
sion of the railroad crossings.
At Mafeking Colonel Baden-l'owell
seems to be in grave need of outside
help. Otherwise he would not allow
the correspondents to send out in-
formation respecting the distress oj
Secretary Root In Havana.
Havana, March 9.—Secretary Root
has arrived here on board the United
States transport Sedgwick. He was
received with a salute from Cabanas
fortress. General Ludlow was also on
board the Sedgwick. Governor General
Wood and all of the division staff and
the department of Havana staff were
conveyed to the transport by the quar-
termaster's tug and escorted the part3*
ashore. The prominent Cuban visitors
to the Sedgwick were the chief justice,
the secretaries, the mayor, civil gov-
ernor and the chief of police.
Another Advance In Wages.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 12.—Four
thousand employes of the National
Tube company at McKeesport, Pa.,
were notified of a 10 per cent advance
in wages. The increase includes all
day laborers in the tube mills. This is
the second increase of 10 per cent that
the day men of the National Tube
company have received within six
Oram's Big Karthquake.
The earthquake which has occurred
on the island of Ceram must, if the
accounts of it be correct, have been one
of the most terrible of which we have
any record, since no fewer than 4,000
people are said to have been destroyed.
Ceram lies a little to the northeast of
Java, and is, therefore, presumably
well within the sphere of that volcanic
activity which showed Itself in the
amazing eruption of Krakotoa—tin
greatest known in history—In 1883. it
lb to be hoped that the earthquake
which has desolated the Island Is not
the precursor of a new outbreak ou tho
part of that tremendous volcano. It
will be remembered that the great
eruption was preceded by just such a
Kansas Flour for Kngland.
j Topeka. March 8.—L. Yon Schulze
representing the big flour importing
' house of Morris it Co.. of London,
IKngland. is making a tour of Kansas
renewing the acquaintance of the rail-
! lers of the state. Mr. Von Schultze
says that his firm expects to import to
England at least 100,000 bags or 14,000,-
000 pounds of Kansas flour during tho
Chureh la Chicago Burns Dow n.
Chicago. March 10.—The Second
Presbyterian church, at Twentieth
street and Michigan avenue, is destroy-
ed by fire. The building was the home
of one of the most aristocratic congre-
gations in the city. A reception was
l eing given in the church parlors by
the Young People's Christian En-
deavor of the church and the as-
semblage was in the midst of thc
festivities when the blaze was discov-
ered in the organ, in the main audi-
torium. There was a wild rush for
the exits, but all escaped safely. The
loss on the building and furnishings is
estimated at 8200,000.
Wall paper does not hang, and yet
the person whose business It Is to
paste It on Is called a paper-hanger.
The reason Is simple. lx>ng before
the Introduction of wall paper Arras,
a town In France, was famous for'its
tapestries called "arras." These were
used as wall coverings, and the men
ble nonentity which society ignomln- ] who were employed to put them up
iously acknowledges to be a woman ; were called ' hangers.'' When paper
and ask God to make you a humble. I succeeded tapestry as a mural decora-
active. earnest Christian. What will j tion the name "hangers" stuck to the
become of that womanly disciple of i men. though instead of being tapestry
tbe world? She is more thoughtful ot j hangers, they were now paper hang*
the attitude she strikes upon the car- ! eri.—Boston Traveler.
There's no season when good med- J
iclne Is so much needed as in Spring,
and there's no medicine which docs
so much good in Spring as Hood's
Sarsaparilla. In fact, Spring Medi-
cine Is another natue for Hood's Sar-
sapaiilla. Do not delay taking it.
I>ont put It off till your health tone
gets too low to be lifted.
Will give yon • good appetite, purify
and enrich your blood, overcome that
tired feeling, give you mental and
digestive strength and steady nerves-
Be sure to ask for UOOD'3. and be
su ? that you get Hood's, the best
medicine money can buy. Get a bot-
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uggists. Price ti- t
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