The Copan Leader. (Copan, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, September 11, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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rose above the
One night when the
wind howled around Father Point and sighed in
the branches of the trees of the Rimouski river
the star reached the zenith above the fatal spot.
“Don’t go out tonight," chanted the Indian
medicine men “There Is death in the land
Don't go out tonight.”
Put the French left their homes in ppite of the
warnings. All the young men of the river coun-
try marched away, because had not the great
Genera! Montcalm commanded? Thev were go-
ing to the defense of Quebec. Their boats took
to the river that night and they mocked the star
as it twinkled from above the crags. As their
boats moved up the St. Lawrence toward Quebec
the boats of Wolfe hove in sight. As the sailors
of Wolfe’s command passed Father Point the
watch on the boat saw the star, so the records
say. He pointed upward, for the star was in the
zenith and it was of great brilliancy.
The men went on up the stream. The French
landed and werp welcomed to Quebec. The Eng-
lish followed them. They, too, landed, but it was
many weary months after. Before that time the
French soldiers had laughed many times about
the warnings of the old Indian medicine chiefs.
Before that time the English had forgotten the
star which hung over Wolfe's vessel, but the
watchman of that night did not forget and the
Indian medicine men did not forget.
Then one night \\ olfe, with his men, crept up
the heights of Abraham above Quebec and when
day broke he commanded the view of the city.
The French rushed to the defense of the city.
On the plains of Abraham they fought most
valiantly, but they seemed unable to stand before
the onslaughts of the English. Every man from
the banks of the Rimouski died In that terrible
conflict. Montcalm, who had ordered them to
the defense of Quebec, also was killed in battle
and as he was about to die he reverently thanked
Cod he was spared the sorrow of surrendering
the fortress to the English.
The English won the victory, but the annals of
that fight show that every officer and man who
rode on the boat that night the star shone and
even General Wolfe himself fell bleeding that
morning. The watchman alone survived the
HERE is a legend told in the great
2woods along the Rimouski river of
southeastern Canada that when a
• certain star hangs over Father Point
1 sood men sh°uid keei’to their
/ If'I homes, for on that night danger lurks
1 C VC 0)T on tlle St- Lawrence river off the
f point and the hunter and woodsmen
o of tlle lnterlor afe in danger of their
Father Point is near the mouth of
the Rimouski river and is
south shore of the St. Lawrence. The
that place are used to caring for the poor and
distressed. They have seen so much disaster
and heartbreak they have long ceased to regard
such occurrences for long.
The history of Father Point dates back before
the coming of the white man. The language of
the Indians gives legends of the evil star
One winter,while the Indians of the Rimouski
region were planning a trapping
the Champlain river, the star
point and by that sign forbade the Indians to
embark. There were old men in the village who
had heard of the legend and who told the young
men to remain at home until the star had passed
on. The young men laughed at the counsel of
the old men and tried to depart. Then the old
men went to the water and destroved the canoes
of the young men. They threw them on the fires
and sat by in silence, while the young men railed
at the older heads for the superstition.
Hut the Great Manitou took revenge for the
rebellion of the young men. The legends tell
how the Great Manitou sent the deepest snow
that had ever fallen. The trails were buried and
none were able to leave their wigwams. Famine
came because they could not go on the hunt as
formerly. The young men died and there were
lew left to tell the tale.
Then came the French
fight, hut he
was so crippled he nc
ver took up
sprung up along the banks of the
■St. Uwrence. Father Point has grown from a
Point of rock to a town with a wireless telegraph
station and with life saving equipment. The peo-
ple of that place do not believe in superstitions
They are a new race. The conquering English
have succeeded the French and have occupied its
business streets. But back in the hills and woods
and along the waters of the Rimouski the fish-
ermen who make their living from the Lake
des Bales, still tell the stories of the disasters
that have befallen travelers on the St. Lawrence
or those who roam the woods when the
ill-omen stands above Father Point.
„ Recently there was a great ship disaster in the
Ft. Lawrence. The Empress of Ireland with
1 aptain Kendall in command sank in a few min-
utes after she had been rammed by a collier in
the St. Lawrence.
Because of the quickness of the time in which
the Empress of Ireland sank many of the passen-
gers were caught in their berths and drowned
like rats in a trap. Then the ship listed to one
side so that the lifeboats could not be put off on
the other side of the vessel where the hull loomed
up. The disaster came so quickly the rule of
women and children first was hardly obeyed. It
was a case of every passenger for himself. In
the darkness, with the stillness of the sea ail
about them, the victims went down to death.
As soon as the liner was struck she sent out
wireless messages for help. But when the res-
cuers arrived they found the ship already had
gone down. The lifeboats which had been gotten
ofT were drifting about. Men, women
dren were clinging to the wreckage.
cleared away and from the lighthouses along the
coast lifeboats were sent out to pick up the
The crests of the waves were filled with wreck-
age from both ships.
When the first wireless call for help was
flashed out in the fog and darkness officers in
charge of the company which owns the vessel
began to wire back for further directions. For
many minutes the calls were sent out. The min-
utes lengthened into hours The hours brought
back no response The officers had to admit
with reluctance, that the great vessel had gone
out of sight and would not be seen again. Ma
rlne agencies sending out queries ail along the
coast received the same reply of silence which
told as eloquently as the roar of cannon that the
ship had gone down and could speak no more
Then came a court of Inquiry. Investigation
committees tried to learn whether the crew of
tlie Empress of Ireland or the crew of the Stor-
stad was to blame for the disaster. They learned
little, but up in the woods of the Rimouski, back
ab far as Lake Mlstigougche, and even in the
wilds of New Brunswick they tell how Just before
wvrro soc/iry or CM/or/A/f rmr/n/np
the Empress of Ireland
sank, a warning star rose
above Father Point. The
watch heeded not the warn-
ing of the star. The ship
was piloted without fear.
Then the wrath of Manitou
was let loose and fogs set-
tled over the St. Lawrence.
Two steamers moving swift-
ly through the fog were
crossing trails. In the light
they could have seen each
other and turned aside.
They saw not, for the veil
of fog enveloped them. Then
the two vessels crashed
against each other and the
star triumphed again The
new citizens of Father
Point laughed at the tale
when they heard it.
’’ 'Tis an oid superstition,"
they said. "We cannot be
frightened that way. The \
law of nature is not sus- j
pended because some Indian j
or his descendants think J
they see a star glittering
about our village,’’
But the simple-minded liv- j
ing in the back country j
point to the fate of Doctor
Crlppen and Belle Elmore
as further proof of their
contention. Didn't the star blaze above Father
Point when they sailed down the river on their
way to Europe’ Didn't the simple-minded shud
der and conceal themselves and fail to start on
any venture until after the spell of the star was
Didn't Belie Elmore continue on her way with
the doctor and didn't she meet death in a mys-
terious manner in London? The papers then
wprp full of the details of the strange murder.
Belie Elmore's body was found in London in the
basement of a house which she and her husband,
Doctor ( rippen. had occupied. Investigations
pointed to Doctor Crippen as the slayer. Tho>
tried to show that he had an unrighteous attach-
ment for Ethel LeNeve. Spies watched him daily
in hopes he would commit some act which would
throw' suspicion his way. He expressed surprise
that the woman should be missing. He expressed
surprise that she should have been horribly slain.
He kept about, but the simple-minded folk say
the spell of the evil star was upon him. The
star had allowed Belie Elmore to die In London.
It had allowed Wolfe and the French soldiers to
die at Quebec, hut it wanted Doctor Crippen to
meet his fate at the port of Father Point.
M hen night fell Doctor Crippen could not with-
stand the spell. He and Ethel LeNeve fled the
country. Disguising himself as a Canadian re-
turning home and dressing the I^eNeve girl as his
son he fled London and crossed the Atlantic, play-
ing right into the hands of fate, the Canadian
simple men say.
As the vessel neared the Canadian river. Cap-
tain Kendall, who later was to figure as captain
of the ill-starred Empress of Ireland, saw the cou-
ple The man looked the part of the respectable
< anadian father. The boy, however, looked the
part of a girl. Her face was boyish enough, but
she had a gait like a girl.
“She is a girl," Captain Kendal] said He
watched her closely. Her locks were shorn but
she did not have the boyish features. She’ had
not the adventurous curiosity of a boy. She was
always hiding on board the vessel by herself.
She did not like the company of others. She was
too shy. Then Captain Kendall took a newspaper
with photographs of Doctor Crippen. He exam-
ined the photograph carefully and compared It
detail after detail with the man he had for a
passenger. Yes, he was sure the man was Crip-
pen. The wireless telegraph was set to
The Dominion police were notified and
boarded the vessel before it even landed,
arrested Doctor Crippen and the
Ethel LeNeve. The girl went
OI’BTLESS no other man
in the world has traveled
so many miles and done so
large a work for the world
as Rev. Francis E. Clark,
D. D , LL, IX, founder of
the Christian Endeavor so-
ciety and president of the
Worlds Christian Endeavor union.
Doctor Clark was born at Aylmer,
Que., Canada, September 12,
Thirty-three years ago Doctor Clark
Los Angeles county. Cal., seldom has
fewer than 1,000 at its county conven-
tion; Middlesex county. Mass., had
2,4(16 at its convention this year. The
twenty-seventh international and fifth
world's convention is to he held in
Chicago July 7-12, 1915.
Because this work i« world-wide in
its character the time came when it
was necessary that some one man
lhuL | should give ail of his time to the work,
was pastor of the Williston Congrega- j to*™’’^ fro,n 8tate t0 sta,e- Prince
tional church of Portland, Me. He was
province and country to country.
There were no funds available for this
work from which to employ a worker;
then a young man just fresh from col-
lege and seminary. Williston church
was a typical New England church,
with all of the problems and difficul-
ties that those churches had to meet
churih had led a great many young one penny of
people into church membership. This ‘ tian
wise young pastor realized that if i Clark has e«m0a no, ■
those young people were to be held for the use of his pen LZ
to^ mus™^,TeiSg to \ ”r
of Dr. Francis E. Clark, tfl^ world's
most traveled man. *
Associated with Doctor Clark in the
direction of the work of Christian
Endeavor in North America is a very
efficient group of executive officers.
The vice-president is Dr. Howard B.
• Grose, missionary editor of the North-
ern liaptlst churches. Doctor Groso
lias been on the board of trustees of
the United Society of Christian En-
deavor for twenty-five years. He de-
signed the emblem of the society, a
Christian Endeavor monogram. The
general secretary is Wiliam Shaw,
LL. IX, a Massachusetts Endeavorer,
who lias served as an officer of the
united society for more than twenty-
five years. The treasurer, Hiram N.
Lathrop, is a prominent Boston busi-
ness man, who as an unpaid officer
gives a vast amount of time to the
work of Christian Endeavor. Amos R.
W ells, Litt. IX, LL. I)., came from
Ohio; there Is no more efficient, elo-
quent or prolific pen in the world than
his. Doctor Wells is the editorial sec-
retary of the movement. A. J. Shartle,
Sr^rt;,he —-«- -
Phillips Congregational church, Bos- I
ton, where he had gone from Portland,
and they must be shown how
it Ho oiii aii ,0 kas Doctor Clark earned his own sai-
*ether. and on KeK" 5 * 1'™
first Christian Endeavor society wi I hotel blsTh^' and
formed, the first Christian Enieav" | S’‘eSSSfS tor
Doctor Clark has gone five
pledge was signed, and the following
Sunday the first Christian Endeavor
prayer meeting was held.
h rom that small beginning in Port-
land the society has spread and grown,
until today there are more than 80,000
Christian Endeavor societies in
world, with more than 4,000,000
There are Christian Endeavor soci-
eties in every country of the world,
and each week meetings are conducted
in more than eighty different lan-
guages; the literature of the society
has been printed in as many tongues.
Something like 1.500 daily, weekly and
monthly periodicals carry Christian
Endeavor news; more than 200 peri-
odicals are devoted entirely to the
rk of Christian Endeavor. There
more than .50 different kinds of
s, leaflets, cards, etc., published
retary of the Pennsylvania Christian
Endeavor union. Under his efficient
management the publication depart-
ment has done more for the cause
than ever before; he earns the money
, salary from the Chris-I that supports Christian Endeavor on
Endeavor movement. Doctor [ tins continent. Rev. It. P. Anderson.
superintendent of the Builders' union,
is a Scotchman, who organized the
first Christian Endeavor societies in
Denmark and Norway; he is also asso-
ciate editor of the Christian Endeavor
World. Daniel A. Poling is the new-
est officer of the united society; he
was field secretary of the Ohio Chris-
tian Endeavor union, and is now presi-
dent’s associate and citizenship super-
intendent. He is leading the campaign
for “a saloonlees nation by 1929.”
Karl Lehmann, formerly field secre-
tary of thd Colorado and New Mexico
Christian Endeavor unions, is the field
secretary of the united society.
The official organ of the society la
the Christian Endeavor World, pub-
lished at Boston. Dr. Francis E. Clark
is the editor-in-chit Amos R. Wells
, is managing editor. Arthur W. Kelly
(anger by I and Rev. R. p. Anderson are the aseo-
gone five times
around the world, and many times to
Europe and Great Britain. There is
no country in whicli he lias not trav-
eled and spoken for Christian En
deavor. It is estimated that he has
traveled at least 825,000 miles—325,000
miles of this by water, 435.000 miles
by rail, and fully 25,000 by wagon,
horseback, camel, in jinrikishas, in
man-carried hammocks, etc. He has
addressed at least 2,000,000 people-
has been in the midst of
for use in the work of the society and
as aids to it. Millions of pages
special printed matter are is
From almost the very beginning of
the movement Christian Endeavor has
been interdenominational in
and work. Though it began in a Con-
gregational church, today there are S7
different denominations that take
Christian Endeavor as their young
lyeoplc's society. Throughout the world
there are probably more Methodist
Christian Endeavor societies than
those of any other denomination,
though in North America many of the
Methodist churches have a purely de-
nominational young people's society. ! jvitdi
On this continent there are
kind .'.nd by sea. in religious riots, in
earthquakes, tornadoes, cyclones, bliz-
zards, shipwreck, train wreck and a
score of similar catastrophes.
Do< tor ( lark has been received
presidents of the United States,
Panama. Peru, Argentine, Brazil
l aics of Norway, Sweden, Greece, the !
mikado of Japan and scores of other
ities. There i« no American citi-1
who has been more greatly hon-
ored, and there is nc
t Hi i>tian Endeavorers have decided
that they wish to build
Us_scope | Doctor dark In ^ZTolZ I “’"’cards.
many years of service for the cause,
and they don't want to wait until he
s <lea,i t0 do it- They want to bring
roses to him while he is alive. The
matter was fully considered, and it
seemed to all that the w isest and most
substantial thing to do
Duluth is one American city that
has learned to treat petty offenders
with some degree of humanity and
with the view to helping Ihein bv
punishment rather than to make them
worse. A work farm lias been estab-
lished. and there men who have been
arrested for drunkenness and the nu-
merous offenses to which reckless and
unfortunate men are prone, are sent
there to work In the fields or in a
and under the eyes of hu-
There is every indica-
tion that the treatment is being ap-
preciated and that the prisoners are
being helped. It is to be hoped that
the same plan may be successfully
worked out for this city. On a larger
national Christian Endeavor headquar-
ters. The plan calls for a five-storv
fig. two stories of which shall be
— * w ......
is now paid in
wna . ,, Is doing it with con-
a building which should be the inter KplcU0Uslv a"d of
free, she never
of the star, but
In those of any other denomination-
the Christian church has the second
largest number of societies, the Con- rented
gregational third, the Baptist fourth
In England, Burma and India the Bap-
tists lead in Christian Endeavor, while
in Australia, Spain, France and other
countries the Methodists lead; in Nor-
rents for that purpose
and three stories of the building to be
to provide an income for the
had gone against the decrees
Doctor Crippen was sent back to’ London"“where way’ Denmark- Germany and Russia
he paid the penalty according to the rigid Eng the Lutherans lead; in Italy the Wal-
lish law of those who slay their wives. densians, etc.
---- No agency has done more to bring
HIS PRAYER ANSWERED the f'hrietian people of all denomina
_ ’ tlons closer together than has this
"Ah?" he sighed, "if you onlv gave me the least *reat 80ciety' Thr' l,r*»ent tendenov
hope I •’ * 6 ttle ,ea8t toward a unity of Christian people and
„„ Interrupted the hard-hearted belie
I ve been giving you the least I ever gave to anv
I understand that you have written a book”
"Yes,” replied Professor Hibrow.
does not imply that I have written
a book that
hurches is due, in a large part, to
Christian Endeavor, with its more
than 12,000 union meetings every year
ranging from local and county Chris-
tian Endeavor union gatherings of one
hundred or less to the state, interna
tional and world's conventions, with
thousands and tens of thousands of
delegates present. Some of the county-
conventions in this country are large;
extension of the movement in this
and other lands. This, with the profits
of the publishing department, which
has paid all of the expenses of the
work In North America for more than
twenty-five years, will be sufficient to
permanently finance the world wide
work of this movement.
This headquarters building is to
cost, when complete, including lot and
furnishings, $300,000. One-half of this
amount has been raised, and it is
the purpose of the society to raise the
last $150,000 by November of (his year.
A continent-wide campaign is being or-
ganized. and will be waged this fall.
Every former Endeavorer, as well as
present member of the society, will
b>- urged to have some part In tills
matter, which will mean so much to
the world wide work of this great so
c ety. and will he a fitting testimonial
of their appreciation of the great work
greater magnitude will be the new
Ohio penitentiary, In Madison county,
which is one of the great reforms of
the present state administration.—.
Slums at Sea.
Many will be surprised to read of
slums at sea, and yet, as the London
Times says, the statistics of mortality-
in the British mercantile marine give
a very clear Indication of the unsani-
tary conditions prevailing !u many
slums at sea.
The death rate per 1,000 from dis-
ease during the last 20 years has been
consistently higher than that in the
navy and army, and among the male
civil population between the ages of
twenty-three and forty-five years
Even during the South African war
with the exception of one year from
July 1, 1899, to June 30, 1900, (he
death rate in the mercantile marine
exceeded that In the army. The most
significant figures are those which
show tiiat during the last ten veara
the death rate in the mercantile rea-
per 1,000 lias been considerably
Giat. from all causes in
the navy, and very much the
that from all causes in
AN INFLUENCE TOWARD 6ECLU8ION.
‘Are you going to keep a diary?"
"No. If you use up ail
NOBODY WANTS THIS DEV.CE
Bill—What's your friend's name?
Jill Robin Albatross.
“What a funny name."
"Why, It's a ’bird' of a name ”
THOUGHT ONLY OF PAINTING
That Model Might Be Suffering From
Strained Muscles Did Not Occur
to the Artist.
Adolf Friedrich Menzel, the famous
German artist, was an untiring work-
er, as many of bis models can testi-
fy. Once at work on a painting, he
became so engrossed in it that he
forgot the aching muscles of his mod-
els, and made them stand for hours at
a time without rest One of them
gives the following account in
Buch fur Alie:"
I was posing as a soldier for one
of his great mural paintings. He had
me placed upon a great wooden stand.
After keeping in a certain position tut
about two hours, my muscles were so
Das com.ortable. I had almost forgottes [thought
you, as a painter will when heart and
soul goes Ir^b his work. Walt!” he
exclaimed. "Stay just where you are.
That’s an excellent pose!”
I had just commenced to descend
Rumor of a New Telephone Invention
Gives the World a Chill—Condi-
tions Bad Enough.
Once more that insidious rumor bobs
up We refer to the statement that a
device has been perfected whereby we
can see each other over the tele-
But isn’t this about the last thing
we desire to do? Imagine the case of
the woman who sits down at the party-
,h" strp'-' Would she want even
her dearest friend ,0 BeH hef ,n hf,r
uncombed dishabille? Not perceptibly.
Think of the fussy little man who
rips and rants at the phone because
he can’t get a discontinued number.
u 01,1(1 he want even a telephone girl
to giggle at liig Inflamed face, big pop-
ping eyes his sandy wisps of
erg? Surely not.
Would it add to the
ai‘d get r look at the
pow dery peachinegg uf hubby’s gtenog-
ranher** Don’t think It.
When the sentimental man
beautiful voice over the
Phone and builds romantic bungalows
around it, and paints, in fancy, the
charms that might be supposed to go
disc v T ' U <1(> h,m any K<>od *o
rest." Hut I
up his pal- agine.
Tm 'ery BOrry 10 make vou 80 a* i brush. ’’Thank ____,,[» , , dtatricU
Now we can
had no more than reached the ground"
when Menzel said "Now that v e have
had our rest, you may get up on the
stand again, and I'll proceed with the
Of course I had to comply, and did,
tat lot wttto* a great deal of ln-
zi irrlut'oryou ,an
Youth s Companion.
whisk close company with’a squint ami
to glance^7^3.°!^: „
Not Rich Under $50,000,000.
Of rich men there is no end. They I
who started with nothing and have ae-
j Weyerhaeuser, and several others
came up the channel of New York har-
i . i mi . i k°r *n boats that brought them to
cumulated millions are almost as nu-1 this country and gazed unon
merous as the members of the I. W. ; twinkling lights of the city with
W„ who hate them. In writing of riel, and fear, mixed with the umbitlmTto
men, however, it will be found that as | stilled by an 6 *
.At he .™,h* and ,aW i *<v~ moUonpictu’re show.
j soon as you discover one who Is worth
i less than $60,000,000 you promptly
1 lose interest In him. In our million-
i alre set he Is only a piker. Yet there
| is romance of a fascinating sort In the
story of every one of them, particular
ly those who, like Astor, Guggenheim, j not coming ’collect’"
int.oduction to a new
country and new opportunities.
She Should Worry,
"°h; dpar- daughter! Here comes
the telegraph boy up to the house"'
"Don’t worry, mother. Perhaps it’s
A Lawyer’s Bill.
A awyers bill, like the plumber's.
ineHrl 811 ' haVe Ju8' •
specimen sent to a business friend ol
mine, who, anxious to settle up his
account telephoned to his lawyers.
The bill ,-ame In with elaborate do-
ai1, a,ld the last Item was "To at-
tending you on the telephone In an-
swer to your request for bill, 3 shill
Ings 6 pence." My friend vowed
he would see them in-chancery be
fore he paid that, and struck It ouL—>
Here’s what’s next.
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