The Konawa Chief. (Konawa, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, January 27, 1905 Page: 2 of 16
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High Plateaus cf East Africa Where
White Races Can Live and Thrive
«froie of ndes
The black and shaded areas on this
map are from 6,000 to 10,000 feet
above the sea. They are perfectly
healthful. The Guas Ngishu plateau,
TRAITS OF GEN. STOESSEL.
Kouropatkin Selected Him for Defend-
er of Fortress.
It was Gen. Kouropatkin who in-
sisted that Gen. Stoessel should be
put in command of Port Arthur. Kou-
ropatkin said of him: "Stoessel is a
bad tactician. Put liira against equal
force, against a Gourko or a Skobeleff,
and you'll find him tricked and cut to
pieces in four-and-twenty hours. But
stick him behind one of his own earth-
works, where there's no question of
maneuvering, and all the forces of
earth and hell will not prevail against
him." "Gen. Stoessel showed himself
to be a man of singularly few words,"
writes an English critic, "though his
To Deum addresses to his troops after
the repulse of Japanese assaults, as
well as his dispatches to the czar,
were couched in phraseology which
seemed to have been equally borrowed
from the Psalms of David and the
pages of Victor Hugo. Otherwise, he
was ever brief and even abrupt of
speech, this fortress-holder with the
tall, bulky but rather ungainly figure
and face so little suggestive of the
"He could wire Hugoesque dis-
patches of victory to the czar," this
same critic continues, "though to the
company of soldiers which sent word
that they could no longer hold their
post his only reply was: 'But you can
die, then!' And die they did. 'What
( order can be done,' was his rule,
and all breaches of discipline were
punished with the most merciless se-
verity. 'Carry out the sentence,' was
his invariable reply to court-martial
recommendations to mercy; 'it will
jave lives in the end.' A dealer who
vas found to be selling putrid tinned
aeat to (he soldiers he sentenced to
shown in solid black, is the area
which the British government has of-
fered to Jewish colonists. No Brit-
ish settlers have yet been invited to
be locked up for three days and fed
exclusively on his own poisonous stuff.
"Never popular before, Stoessel
soon came to be the idol of his offi-
cers and men, who recognized him
to be the soul end beacon of their
glorious defense. 'People say,' wrote
a correspondent in Fort Arthur, 'that
Gen. Stoessel never sleeps; for when
all the city is in darkness a light alone
burns in his headquarters,' and, it
might be added, in his heart. Apart
from his own stout heart, which never
failed him, another constant source
of his courage has been the inspiring
presence of his wife."
"No," she was saying, "a man who
stands back and asks a girl to let him
kiss her isn't likely to get what he
wants. Hardly any girl would think of
telling a fellow she was willing, but
only one in a thousand would be really
angry if he just caught her in his arms
and pressed his lips to hers without
asking for permission."
"I s'pose," he answered, "it's as you
say, but I'm such a blamed unlucky
chap that the girl I tried it on would
be sure to be the wrong one in a thou-
After he had gone she sat musing
for a while, and at last wearily said
to herself: "Oh, fudge, I don't believe
I'll have anything more to do with
him. I read somewhere the other day
that it was always an unwise plan to
tie up to people who were unlucky or
thought they were."
"Didn't you go to sleep during the
classical program?" asked Mrs. Cum-
"No," answered her husband. "No
the Nandi and Miu highlands, but
British farmers are settling on the Ki
kuyu plateau. The land is said to be
rich and easy of cultivation.
The Real Adrienne Lecouvreur.
The great success of the new Italian
opera, "Adrienne Lecouvreur," has set
a good many people wondering
whether the actress who is its heroine
(as she is the heroine of the French
play called by her name) ever really
existed. She certainly did. She was
popular in Paris toward the end of the
seventeenth century. Che charmed the
contemporaries of Louis XIV., and
particularly the famous Prince Mau-
rice of Saxony, who used to leave the
wars (which then went on pretty con-
tinuously) and r.ay her flying visits in
Paris. Unfortunately the duchess of
Bouillon, a very great lady, indeed,
was also fond of Maurice. So, when
one day Adrienne suddenly dieu, her
friends all hinted that the duchess had
something to do with her death. It
was never proved, but there is no
doubt but that Adrienne died very
#oon after receiving some flowers
from her gra-:e. Were those flowers
poisoned. It is safe to say that a
great duchess would not have thought
much in those days of removing a
rival if the rival happened to be a
mere actress. Everybody despised
actresses then. But Adrienne has her
triumph over the duchess now. She is
regarded as a charming martyr to
love, while the duchess universally is
Object Lesson for Clergymen.
Dr. Macnamara, M. P., said at a
clerical conference the other evening
that if the clergymen of London wero
to spend a week under the present
housing conditions of the poorer
classes they would return to their
homes the next day the most violent
set of Socialists that ever breathed,
and their first act would be a demon-
stration in Hyde Park.
He Liked the Collection.
On coming home from church on
aunday Archie's mother asked him
how he liked it, mid Archie said it
'What do you like most in the
church?" asked his mother. "Well,
the best part is where they pass
around the money," and, turning to
his father, said: "How much did you
^et? I got a dime."
Ho got a good scolding, and was
told never to do it again.
Knew One of Them.
"Of course, Mr. Sophmore, you are
familiar with all the great plays," re-
marked Miss Kulcher. "Now, do you
consider Goldsmith's as clever as Sher
"Goldsmith?" replied Sophmore.
He must belong to some minor col-
lege. Why, there isn't another half
back in the country that can toucfr
Sheridan of our 'Varsity."
Some Gooc! Shooting.
"Any good shooting on your farm?"
asked a sportsman of a farmer.
bplendid," replied the agricultur
ist; "there's a canvasser man down
in the clover meadow, a pedlar at tne
house, a county board candidate out in
the barn, and two tramps down in the
stackyard. Climb right up over the
fence, young man, load both barrel?
and sail in."
City editor—You got Mrs. Gassa
Way's speech to the Woman's Rights
club, didn't you? What did she say?
Reporter—Oh, nothing worth print-
City editor—Why, she spoke for
more than an hour.
Reporter—I know, but what she said
w as quite sensible. — Philadelphia
Comes In Handy.
Nurse—Did you ring, madam?
Madam—Yes, Marie; get the incu
bator up out of the cellar and pu* tlio
baby back in for a few days.
Nurse—Oh, but, madam "
Madam—That will do, Marie; wo
won't argue. I am preparing a paper
for the club on "The Relativeness of
the Asbolute," and I simply can't hi
Bills—Smith is a great orator, isnV
Wills—Yes, but he Isn't much of &
Cold-Blooded Christmas Giver.
What kind of a man is Jones'"
"He's the kind of a man that gives
his children shoes and overcoats for
Christmas presents."—Houston Post
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Nichols, G. E. The Konawa Chief. (Konawa, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, January 27, 1905, newspaper, January 27, 1905; Konawa, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc97097/m1/2/?rotate=270: accessed January 21, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.