The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 23, 1901 Page: 3 of 8
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A.J the World
"Plant That Detfours Meat and
We all know that certain plants ab-
sorb and live on insects, but it has
only recently been discovered that
there are some curious species of
plants that actually devour animal
food when given
them in smalt mor-
plants appear in
doublets, like oys-
ter valves. This
double leaf is
closed up from Its
base to within
>out three-quarters of its entire
ligth. In the front part it is de-
lied. the two pointed tops forming.
Thirty Th..B ..d In Line. | trophies, wortll *5,000, will bo given
The triennial conclave of Knights a, prizes. This is the first contest o
Templars of the United States will con-: the kind since the triennial of 1S83
vene at Louisville, K.v.. Aug. 27. At at San Francisco.
this great function of the order it is I Twenty-seven of the handsomest
expected there will be present 30.000 ! belles of Kentucky will act as sponsors
Sir Knights, representing every state ] for the Sir Knights in this contest. The
and nearly every city in the union. ] conclave bail will be held in Confed-
The preparations for their reception ! erate hall on Thursday evening. This
and entertainment during their four great floor will hold 15,000 dancers at
days' stay In the most hospitable city j once. The ball promises to be the most
in America have been carried to a brilliant social function ever given In
point where nothing is left to be de- I the south. Churchill Downs, the fani
•ired. Louisville Templars, among*.
whom are included the leading city
and state officials of Kentucky, have
spared neither effort nor expense to
make the occasion worthy of the vis-
itors and themselves.
According to contracts made for
quarters to date Templar visitors will
be present from the following states:
Alabama. Arkansas, California, Colo-
ous race course where the Kentucky
derby is run, will be the scene or a
horse show during the week, at which
Kentucky thoroughbreds will be on ex-
hibition. Excursions on the river will
be given every afternoon and evening
during the week and railrood side trips
are to be made to the Mammoth cave,
Chickamauga battlefield and other
points of interest. Indications show
Associated with Capt. Grant on tn*
drill committee are Gen. John H. Cas-
tlenian and two colonels of Kentucky
regiments—Col. David W. Gray aud
Col. Thomas J. Smith.
Additional interest attaches to the
Louisville conclave because of the fact
that at it a southerner, Right Em-
inent Sir Henry Bates Stoddard of
Bryan. Tex., will be elected grand mas-
ter. Mr. Stoddard is now deputy grand
master, and will succeed Mr. Lloyd of
San Francisco, the present grand mas-
ter. The south has furnished only two
grand masters up to date Most Emi-
nent Sirs Warren LaRue Thomas and
John Quincy Adams Fellows of Ken-
tucky and Louisiana respectively.
The officers of the grand encamp-
ment. with the exception of Messrs.
Lloyd and Stoddard,already mentioned,
MISSHRTHf WINE rLINDSEV,- fR«N*ft)WTX3
Moulton of Chicago.
Grand Captain General Henry
Rugg of Providence, R. I
Grand Senior Warden—William
Melisli of Cincinnati.
Grand Junior Warden -Joseph
Locks of Portland, Me.
Grand Prelate—Dr. J. C. W Coxe
of Washington, la.
Grand Treasurer H. Wales Lines of
Grand Recorder—William H. Ma.vo
of St. Louis.
Grand Standard Bearer—Col. Arthur
MacArthur of Troy. N. Y.
Grand Warder—Harper M. Orahood
of Denver, Col.
Grand Captain of the Guard—Charles
C. Vogt of Louisville.
Mr. Vogt is the chairman of the ex-
ecutive committee for the triennial.
A GROUP OK LADY SPONSORS.
rado, Connecticut. District of Colum-1 that it will be the most brilliant and
hia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indi- | successful encampment in the history
ana, Iowa, Indian Territory. Kansas. | of the order.
Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, i
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Michi
gan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, New Hampshire^ New Jer-
sey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee,
Texas, Vermont, Virginia. West Vir-
ginia. Wisconsin. Idaho, South Caro-
Home Kare Attraction*.
The week of the conclave will be one
The KnlglitH Templar Drill.
The schedule of the drill includes
about 70 movements, which will re-
quire about 40 minutes on the field
for each commandery. During the re-
cess for dinner Detroit commandery 1,
of Detroit. Mich., will give an exhi-
The judges in the contest will be
well-known U. S. army officers. They
of rare attractions. The state's repu- I win reServe their decisions until at
tation for hospitality is to be main- j n(ght. when the award of the prizes
tained at the Louisville custom house, j wm be made the occasion of a func-
where the Grand commandery of Ken- j t|on at (.he horse show building, in
tucky will have headquarters. This is j which the 27 Kentucky sponsers will
of the handsomest buildings in
south. The entire second floor will
be at the disposal of the grand body
of the State Templars and seven ele-
gant entertainments are scheduled for
the week. Other public buildings that
will figure prominently in the exer-
cises that mark the week will be the
^ity hall, an elegant building that will
be converted for the time being into an
electric palace, and where several of
the important commandery entertain-
ments will occur; the Jefferson coun-
ty court house, where a number of
commanderies will have headquarters,
and the Female High school, where the
official sessions of the grand encamp-
ment of the Knights Templar will be
Particular attention is being paid to
the subject of illumination and deco-
ration, the sum of $50,000 being ex-
pended in this manner alone. A
quadruple electric arch is to be the
most noteworthy feature.
The Kentucky Grand commandery
lioa/quarters in the Louisville custom
houfce will be opened Monday evening,
and the following morning the con-
clave will be opened by the grand par-
ade of over 30.000 uniformed Templars
and 125 bands of music over the hand-
somest and broadest thoroughfares in
the city. Tuesday evening a great
lawn fete will be held at the Masonic
Widows' and Orphans' home, closing
with a display of fireworks. A chorus
of 200 negro voices will give a concert
at horse show building the same
evening. Competitive drills will oc-
cupy the second day of the conclav®,
when five magnificent sterling silver
As long ago as 1889, when the York
branch of Masonry of lewisville made
its triennial pilgrimage to Washington,
representative Kentucky knights went
thither to extend to the Templars an
invitation on behalf of the members
of the order in the Blue Grass state to
hold their next conclave in its metrop-
olis, but Denver won, and three years
later Boston carried off the prize
Louisville coveted. Again at the Hub
was Louisville defeated, but at Pitts-
burg. in 1898. succeeded in having the
knights agree to hold the 28th triei>
nial conclave of the Templar grand
encampment of the United States in
Louisville this year.
For three years the Templars of the
state and city have been making per-
fect the plans for the hospitality they
will extend to the visitors. The work
has been divided among 50 different
| committees, whose members are Ihe |
most prominent of all professions and
j crafts in the city.
The executive committee, the gov-
erning body, while containing only 14
members, has the mayor of the city,
Hon. Charles P. Weaver, the post-
master. Dr. Thomas H. Baker, bank-
ers. wholesale merchants, leading rail-
; road men, etc.
! An entertainment fund of over $100,-
000 has been raised, of which $35,000
was given by the Knights Templajs of
Louisville and Kentucky and $20,000 by
the city council as a special appropria-
tion. Besides this liberality on the
part of the council, it has further
agreed to meet practically all the ex-
pense incurred by the committee on
public comfort, which will amount to
about another $20,000.
it were, a pair of lips, or a mouth
which the plant ran open at will. In-
side this mouth is a kind of passage
>r throat which extends toward the
body of the plant. The passage has a
number of hairy bits about it. which
arc very fuzzy, and at the end of each
bit there is a sticky substance. When
the plant opens its mouth, it is evident
that the trap is then set. for upon any
insect entering It the lips close upon
it at once, forcing it to the gummy
substance of the throat. ihis sub-
stance has properties similar to those
contained in the gastric Juices of the
human stomach, which help to decom-
pose and digest the food. When so di-
gested the food resolves itself into a
liquid which is carried all over the
plant to nourish and revive it. The
most marvelous thing about this newly
discovered species is that it can di-
gest such food as small morsels of
beef, fish and egg gelatin, some of
which, dropped into the open leaf
were retained and apparently digested.
At the same time anything of a starchy
or fatty substance the leaf or plant
is not able to retain. It does not.
therefore, close its lips upon it. and if
allowed to remain in the mouth tht
plant will decay.
Isthmus of Tchuant epec Hail-
How many of our readers have ever
heard of the railway across the Isth-
mus of lehuantepec? And yet here
is a railway across the narrowest part
of Mexico which is preparing to enter
the competition for the great east and
west trade of the world.
The road traverses what was one of
the original caravan routes across the
continent. The far-seeing Cortez may
be said to have been Its original pro-
jector, though he lived long before the
day of locomotives, which are now
drawing a daily passenger train across
the isthmus. Petroleum has been dis-
covered on the route, which is to re-
place coal for fuel in the engines.
The Tehuantepec Railway Is only
190 miles long, from Cbatzacoalcos on
the Gulf of Mexico to Salina Cruz on
the Pacific. Its highest point is only
750 feet above the sea level The cli-
mate is tropical but healthy. It was
originally proposed to construct a ship
railway across the continent at this
place, but the plan was abandoned in
favor of the ordinary railway.
Woman an i the Kitchen.
>*ne. Schniahl. editor of the Avant
Courier, goes even further than Mnie
Sarah Grand in her advocacy of worn
an's enfranchisement. Mine. Schmuh
would apply the ax to the underpin
nings of our domestic institutions
"The kitchen must go." says she. be
fore women meet the responsibilities
of the twentieth century and specialize
their work according to their tastes
That is. if women are to have free
scope for their intellectual develop
nient during the present century, they
must abandon the cooking stove and
the pantry, the refrigerator and the
cl.fna closet, the kneading board, the
rolling-pin and the broom, and devote
themselves exclusively to what Mm
Schmahl regards as the higher pur
"HiacKburn's "Bride to He.
I positive announ. «'<n« n« « t Sen-
ator Joseph C. S Blackburn's Impend-
ing marriage to Mrs Mary K Black-
burn. widow of his kinsman, Judge
H II Blackburn oi West Virginia has
aroused Washington society from its
summer siesta This engagement was
I announced January H and .mblication
met with vigorous protest from the
j prospective bride and groom. The wed-
I din.; was originally set for an early
date in March and was to have been
How are they to do this if they ex
pect to have husbands, children and
the happiness for which the soul of
every good woman yearns in these
days? Can they abandon the kitchen
and still preserve domestic peace? Or.
to put it In a broader way. will it be
possible for the woman of the twen-
tieth century to eliminate the kitchen
from her home life?
The Chinese "Bride Carrier.
Perhaps the queerest trade among
the Chinese of San Francisco 1s thai of
bride carrier. There are three women
following this occupation in China-
town and making a comfortable, if
The excuse for this trade Is the
A. n Ancient Canoe "Due l/p.
This prehistoric canoe was dug up
in a bog about five miles from Dun-
gannon. County Tyrone. It is scooped
out of an oak trunk. Is six feet long,
three feet wide and eighteen inches
deep. It has a ring shape at the bow.
evidently for mooring and haulage,
and also two lugs at the stern. The
DUG UP IN IRISH BOG.
old man on the right is the man who
discovered the canoe. In the same bog
woman's body was discovered in a
remarkable state of preservation. Ac-
cording to medical opinion it has lain
there for 200 years, but the peaty soil
had preserved it.
THE QUADRUPLE ARCH, LOU IS VI L'.E.
The Myth of A ppomattoje.
Among all the historical misstate
ments of events in the civil war few
have obtained more general credence
south as well as north, than the thea
trlcal story of General I^ee's proffer of
his sword to General Grant after th
surrender at Appomatox and the lat
ter's cHilvalrous declination of It. Re-
cently Mrs. Jefferson Davis started th
story afresh and gave It a new lease
of life in a printed sketch In which she
saya General Lee offered his sword to
General Grant when he surrendered
and the latter "did not keep It as a
trophy but respectfully returned it to
the hand which had made Its fame as
deathless as that of Excullbur."
But General Grant himself settled
this matter beyond all dispute. In his
memoirs he says: "No conversation—
not a word—passed between General
Lee and myself, either about private
property, side arms, or kindred sub-
jects. The much-talked-of surrender-
ing of Lee's sword and my handling It
back—this ana much more that has
been said about it—is the purest ro-
CARRYING A BRIDE.
Chinese custom of making the bride
an idler on her wedding day. forbid
ding her either to walk or stand, and
requiring her to be carried from her
husehold to that of her husband by
some one of her own sex. It would
perhaps be permitted that the bride s
mother or some of her female rela-
tions should perform this delicate at-
tention. but of late this is considered
not at all "swell" among upper-class
Chinese and their Imitators. The real
fashionable thing to do and the lucky
one as well is to have a regular pro
fesslonal with a reputation for luck
and a correct and inside knowledge of
the ceremonies to be observed. And
when a Chinese family wishes to put
on a little extra "dog" over the mar-
riage of a daughter, all three of China-
town's professionals are hired.
Cotton in Central A-iia.
The ambition of Russia to raise all
the cotton it needs seem.s to be on the
way toward fulfillment. Thomas Smith.
United States consul at Moscow, re-
ports that 233,500.000 pounds of cotton
were shipped into European Russia
from central Asia last year by way of
ths Caspain Sea. The total production
of central Asia Is now 800,000.000
pounds. This is not a large quantity
of cotton when compared witn the
nearly 6,000,000,000 pounds which has
been raised in one year in the United
States, or with the 3,300,000,000 pounds
exported by this country last year. But
the size of the Russian crop is signifi-
cant because of the rapid increase it
shows over previous years. Russia is
raising at least ten times as much cot-
ton as It did a decade ago.
a sequence to the return of the re-
doubtable Kent in k ian to the senate.
For some private reasons the nuptials
Mrs. Mary E. Blackburn is a mem-
ber of one of the prominent families of
Washington Mrs. Blackburn's friends
believe that her nuptials will be strict-
ly private after the order of the fam-
ous Dewey-Hazen alliance, with no
previous announcement or invitations
to friends. Mrs. Blackburn will be the
latest addition to the senatorial brides.
Mrs. Hansbrough held this distinction
for three seasons until last winter,
when Mrs. Sullivan, wife of the seua^
tor from Mississippi, usurped her place
of honor. Mrs. Blackburn has been a
widow for more than three years..
Shortly after her husband's death she
was appointed to a clerkship in the
quartermaster geenral's office oi the
wu!" department, which sh'e held until
last week Although she h:'s never
been prominently identified with socl^
ety she Is a woman of fine presence
and gracious manners and will un-
doubtedly add luster to the history of
the Blackburn family in Washington.
The late Mrs. .1 C. S. Blackburn for
many years shared with Mrs. Carlisle
the uistinctlon of being the most suc-
cessful hostess of the blue grass state
In official life. Her three beautiful
were stars in the social firmament.
Senator Veboe'-t Victory.
After a long and stubborn tight Sen-
ator Deboe of Kentucky has succeeded
i« ousting Mrs. Gertrude 3aundera.
from the postmastershlp of Newca.st.le.,
Ky aud the $00 a month hereafter
will go to an Incumbent who <at! vote
and work for the party. Mrs. Saun-
ders is a widow with ten children de-
pendent upon her for support She
was plucky and fought hard for tb«
sake of her little ones, but Senator
Deboe, with the help of the organiza-
tion of Kentucky, has triumphed at
To Meet Slo-t-ion.
Louis Barutel, the French billiard
expert, who came to America three
months ago with Jacob Schaefer on
his return from Europe, has been,
matched to play George F. Slosson in
New York at a date yet to be agreed
upon. A deposit of *500 has been made
with a billiard firm to bind the match,
which will be for $1,000 a side, at eight.-
een-lnch balk line. Mr. Barutel is a
native of Toulouse, France, and has
been playing billiards professionally
for fifteen years. He has met all the
well known experts except Slosson. He
A youthful President.
Francisco L. Alcantara, a graduate
of the United States Military Academy,
has been elected
president of the
state of Aragua,
Alcantara's father j
was president of
Aragua some years i
ago, aud later was
president of the re- j
was graduated from
West Point four
years ago. He was
a special cs.det, ad-
mitted by President Cleveland on re-
quest of President Andueza Palacio.
The young man's political advance-
ment has been rapid and well, and al-
though he Is only 27 years old he has
been elected to the presidency of one
of the most important states of Vene-
zuela. He is the youngest m. n occu-
pying so high an office.
has traveled extensively, giving exhi-
bitions and playing matches in Vienna.
Berlin. Buda-Pesth, Rome, Carlsbad,
St. Petersburg. Brazil. Portugal, Chile,
and Mexico, as well as in the leading
academies of France and America.
Baptists of Maiden. Mass.. are inter-
ested in a suit for back salary which
has been filed in the courts of Middle-
sex county by the Rev. James R. Ran-
dolph against the trustees of St. Luke a
Baptist church. Mr. Randolph claims
that he entered into a contract with
the defendant trustees of the church
on May 10, 1896, agreeing to serve a9
iiastor of the church at a salary of $*>0
I, month. He claims there is now due
him the sum of $1,051.44, back salary,
and he sues the trustees to recover It,
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Wells, J. E. The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 23, 1901, newspaper, August 23, 1901; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc98269/m1/3/: accessed April 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.