The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, March 20, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PRESS DEMOCRAT.
A. C. FISHER, Pub.
Thn House >'•*•«** the Hill For Rrrordlnf
!*TH l AY.
The rounril n concurrent renolution
tixJiik Mnrrh ! < aw tin- time t«> adjourn Mine <iw
The council cniphiitically nat down upon pr«m
options to nil*"- salaricH of territorial official*.
The houne (till firing ft,lid.8t t«i pay (ire«*r
eouuty teaeliera who earn* «1 this money in
N O when that county was a p rt of lVxa**.
The hill was |>as>.r<i iniikiiiK Htreet and inter-
urlmn ro*<!<! asrx-^alih- lie Main«< an other ruil-
r«<ndn Tin* council finally eon< nrr«\l in the
houH«> amendment locating the ins.ine aaylum
at Fort Supnlv. The unieudment i* thai the
a-> lum filial! U- a.-tah!i.thed am soon aa there iM
a raunmd built to the reservation
A Forty-Incii Vein.—Coal of that
thickness has born discovered nine
miles north of Vinita.
Tomato Seed Free.—The shawnee
Canning company in supplying the
farmers with tomuto seed without a
price on it.
Coni*tTi.8oiiY Em cATioN.—The Sac I
and Fox Indian schools have petition*- : tJ1' 1
* a nuiuUr of
tUO legislature to pass the compuUon \ till \> i-.i «tlhy the In u e r iiuirin«eountv
fun * '
I 111 hot (MilletI l t<lM.
1 The hou e kill d tho
All lieeountM «.f
■d upon hy the
educational school law.
Dkownkd With His Houn.—c. c.
Hunt, whose farm is north of Ponoi
City went to his pens on the bank of
the creek to save them from the freshet
and fell in ami was drowned.
Puesskd Hrick at Tkmpi.k.— Within
sixty days a St. Louis lirm will have a
Ross-Reller pressed brick machine, the
best that is made, in operation in our
city, says the Temple Tribune.
Business Census.—The inspector
and collector of the occupation tax in
Oklahoma City has been taking a cen-
sus of the business of the city anil
shows over a thousand business lines.
Hihginh Gets a I'i.acf.—Charles
Curtis has secured the appointment of
William Higgins, former secretary of
state of Kansas, as a special ap-ent for
Indian Territory in the interior depart
Honorary Mfmrf.hs.—Governor Fer-
guson has named Mi.ns Ada .1 Melon-
nel, of Kingfisher, ia ' >
of El Ileno, honorary members of the
world's fair «• uninlMJ for 0
Both young ladies are now attending
Forest Park university in >t Ixjuis.
Old Color Ttoubi.e. — It has broken
out at Lawton. G. P. Harrison, a col-
ored, man. lives in district No. 35 ami
has three children of school age.
district declined to obey the law re-
quiring separate schools and refused
to admit Harrison's children to the dis-
trict school. lie has now brought suit
for damages, set at $500.
Grading Gangs.—Nearly every day
for a time grading gangs have passed
through Enid on their way to the west-
ern part of the county, and farther
west, along the line of the new rail-
road building toward Denver. At the
rate they have been doing grading it
will not be long until the roadbed will
be ready for the steel as far us Alva.
lit ury Up.—rBusiness in both houses
of the legislature was in a "hurry up"
condition early in the week. Legisla-
tors seemed to realize that this is the
last week of the session. Members are
anxious to get their bills through as
fast as possible and there is not that
long drawn out speech making that
prevailed at the lirist part of the ses-
Mortgage Fii.kd.—A mortgage has
been filed in the sum of 84,r>00,000 by
the Blackwell, Enid & Southwestern
railway company, covering the con-
struction of that railroad from Black-
well, Oklahoma to Vernon, Texas, 235
miles The road was recently trans-
ferred to the Frisco. The holder of
the mortgage is the Standard «Trust
company, of New York City.
Fuel Charcoal.—Clmrles Mitchell,
representing outside capitalists was at
Asher looking over the field prepara-
tory to putting in a fuel charcoal plant
there or at Romulus, north of Asher.
The company proposes to purchase
large timbered tracts to manufacture
charcoal for shipment from that point.
South Pottawatomie county abounds
in large bodies of line timber which
will afford an excellent opening for
this kind of business.
Gets a Judgment. — A. E. Kennedy,
of Lawton, (). T., formerly of Bowie,
Texas, lias received word that the gov-
ernment has given him a judgment for
5." ,225 for Indian Jdeprcdations cammit-
ted in Montague county, Texas, by
Kiowa and Comanche Indians in 1865.
Will Travel 1,200.—The annual
junket of the Oklahoma City chamber
of commerce will include visits to much
of tlie new trade of th^u?ity in Okla-
homa, 1 ex as and I or\
The trip as planned winHJvar 1,200
For Embezzling.—John J. Dennison,
postmaster, and Miss Viola Dennison,
assistant, at W ctunka, 1. T., have been
placed under arrest. The postmaster
is charged with embezzling 8207 of the
government's money and his daughter,
who is his assistant, is charged with
rifling registered letters.
Water Contract Let.—The contract
for the entire waterworks system of
South McAlester, including ti mile and
a quarter of sewer, is let to Dunnegan
6, Sykes, of Shenandoah, la. The
plant is to be completed October 1.
Need Taxes.—The city of Chickasha
may have to defer a number of con-
templated public improvements that
are badly needed owing to the inability
ef the city to collect taxes ou real es-
tate until a patent is received from the
United States land ofllce.
On Co ruin's Staff.—Governor Fer-
guson has appointed Edgar Jones, of
Guthrie, and Fred Hunter, of King-
fisher, to represent Oklahoma on Gen-
eral Corbin's staff at the dedication
exercises at the St. Louis world's fair,
Tlif lu u-<- pa>- <1 the eottnc
territorial i <wtrd of health.
>unt v board* are to lie pas
The hou-e |lassed the council bill authorizing
the ..r^raniz tion of ele.-tri.- railway companies.
mneil I i 1 1m were piiMaed.
Hied with hanks who make
in<- at the Edmond normal was passed hy the
council hy a vote of 51 to . Preaid- at Ah-xan-
der opitoaed the hill and gave notiee of a mo-
tion t i reconsider the vote.
McTaittfart'a Hchool land hill was killed, ? to
(I. in committee of the whole council. It had
paaaed the house.
The house approved in
providing for calling
I "poll r
iuent ef educated Indians a bill is
la-fore tin nouM* requiring Indians to observe
the territorial laws relative to marrying.
The committee of the council appointe l to
investigate I he charges of bo<Mllin*' and bribes
in connection with the passage ot' tli«• quaran
quota of seeds for this year has been
exhausted," said Delegate Melinite.
"There is nothing that can be done
along this line lnit wait until next
year. Mr. riynn has had charge of
this matter, and has taken curc of as
many of his constituents as possible.
It now begins to look as though Okla-
homa should have more garden seeds
allotted to her in order to supply the
Tki-Staik Circuit.—The Tri-State
It.icing association has completed the
schedule fur the racing circuit this sea-
son which comprises the towns of Shaw-
a City, Newkirk; \Vinfield
and Hutchinson, Kan., riiickslia, I. T.,
Dallas and San Antonio, Texas. Tho
initial meeting will be l.ekl in Shawnee
commencing on August 17 and coalin-
uing one week.
NO ARRESTS YET MADE
IN BURDICK MURDER. CASE
i.ast Day of Crack—Revenue Col-
lector! olib lias announced that the last
opportunity had been offered the eut-
tlonieii who are grazing in the Choctaw
and Chickasaw nations to pay the gra-
zing tax on their cattle. Eleven hun-
dred notices were sent by registered
mail to as many cattlemen giving a
Anal ten days notice before removal.
Nkw Tkurt Company.-The Canadian
\ alley Trust Company, with headquar-
ters at Muiltogee, filed articles of in-
corporation with the United States
in nTt.rrea lit tin- county auor | ; «,,,., ^''e c'aP'tal stock
li •irmitn llickam said there wiih evi : 3J"U,000 the larger part of which ia
Til.- ."■ini'Vl'ViV'iVu'nv 'killed the Mathews ,""l<'lhtoo<l to be already taken.
"y -*•; Consolidated.—The Paw
i • 'imcil pasaed a bill providing that nor nee Dispatch lias lin«n i>n....i..., 1 i
r.t - I....1 Kriicluiite. 1„* ,■!,titled tJ lift , ,, ' , , "tt" P<"-®liaae<l by
Mtatotnei. j '""ll1 sneplpr, proprietor of the Paw-
tin* house pMMod the hill giving tile lioards j .' at"' **'u two papers are
' - - ■ now consolidated and will be published
under the name of the Courier-Dis-
I'ukssi d Brick I'j.ast.—The Tulsa
Pressed Hrick plant has been incor-
porated for 8J5,000. A plant of 30,000
capacity will be installed. The Hart-
ford Osage Illuminating Oil company
will supply the fuel.
H'oui.n Not I.eavk I1i« Cnor.—A
North Canadian Valley farmer was
offered a 810,000 job as superintendent
89tii iiav. | of a big stock yards, but begged olfbe-
The council passed the amended quarantine i cause he had to look after his n. ui r
hill and aent it back to thehou.se. The Champ- ! *ULtr nis P0,«tO
piiMsed by the house. The
quires retail merchants to give their creditors
notice whenever they sell their stocks.
Councilman Hiekham has a I ill before the ^ , . .
council requiring district clerks to account until the territory
for nil feos received in territorial and criminal same is. loft ♦ , ti. i ,
•Icrks re- ! wirac' lh lori tl) tile governor and lie may
of • "vinty teachers examiners live days in
arter to hold examinations and jrrade pa-
• r- An act was )iasse<l authorizing eoun'y
•nmis-vionei s, after a spii'ial election has been
<1 ami a majority of the county has voted
>r su--h matters, to levy a tax not to exceed
• lis for ii'ly one year nnd authorizing the
ntinuance of such levies for a period not ex-
'"<ling tive ye.-rs to create funds for the pur-
"f constructing court, houses nnd jails.
The act was approved hy the house which
r> ates a board of six regents to control nil the
ti- rnial schools, the univei -ity at Norman and
the Tonkawa preparatory school, of which the
governor and the territorial superintendent
are to he members; also the bill for county dc-
ti, . positories providing that county deposits shall
n< be let to the highest biddei ; also the hill giving
liool superintendents to divide dis
lin oil inspection hill wns anprov
bill passed which re-
already | eroP-
Tkkhitory Gets Hunts.— Collections
lit law the'ekTk"'"" ! Silrae ih left tu governor a!
j make rules governing the same.
...... two Mohk ISii.i.s Signed. — Uovcrnor
provides that county treasurers every 1 t,<. . . ,
rs will advertise for bids from banks ! nas Kigneu the bill providing1
for lyindliiiK county funds. Treasurers iiiny j punishment for liarborino. erimin iU-
divide deposits among such banks as make bids 1 t ) ( "o ^riiuitiais,
cancelling- out of use
EDW7N L ELttPDJC/T
Patrolman August Meyer, the police
man who stood at the corner of Ash-
land avenue and Bryant street and
saw the mysterious unknown woman
on her lonely way, confronted Mrs.
Paine and scrutinized her.
"I cannot say that she is the wom-
an," he replied to his superiors. If
comparative descritpion counts for
anything, he might have added that he
could say she was not the woman, for
the woman lie described weighed at
least 150 pounds, while Mrs. Paine will
not scale within twenty pounds of
The police are sorely disappointed
hy the failure of their effort to identify
the lone woman. They had hoped to
establish who she was, where she
lived, and where she had l^ecn. So
far as the law is concerned, she is
j unknown, unidentified, unrecognized,
and as mysterious as ever—merely
also the bill
if not less than 2 per
, take bonds from the banks. j , ,• ,
I Hy Bowles' insurance bill which passed the j ura,u,M u* 1,v« stock.
house a tire policy or insurance must be held 1 f.„n
! to fix the loss, if iotal. at the fa f the policy. I l1'1'' Mil 11-ICATES,— l nder ail act
Also the bill for the orgnnization <>f the na missed bv the t eerit< «it. 1 ........ ;i
tional Kuard; the hill for rocordinu miners' i P • "" lL1 Htorial council grad-
claiins; for inspection of nursery stock; an- uates from the normal schools would
thorizing the governor to contract for the i,. 1 j ...
keeping of convicts within the territory. entitled to li.e certificates to teach.
jom day. Nkw Light Company.—It has been
The council passed the substitute quaran. j formed at Hobart and lias purchased
tine bill. It leave- the Osage nation outside
the quarantine lines, but includes the Otoe, 1 toe old light plant and will put in a
Ponea and Missouri reservations. It also per- I ,~i.;,.i. .. -n 1 1 .
mits cattle to be placed in oil mill feeding peas ! c will be much larger,
under quarantine. l\,u « ,
The text book liill has been sent to tile gov- ! A1LU oVHTLM. Alva IS to vote
ernor. It is an optional free text book bill but on issuini? $35,000 of si \ ner cent qn
provnles for uniformity. 1 . 1 1 "u
The council passed tnese house bills among years bonds to put 111 and recpair the
others: Authorizing counties to vote a direct ,r.,ipl. t4,M,
tax to build court houses: the bill relating to y-^iein.
contract for keeping convicts and for working Lf.GIMLATIVR C'i.khks.—Cleric birefnr
convicts 011 highways: the bill reducing tin- . . u
maximum tax levy for high schools fromsto t j tins session of the territorial assembly
•m>": , amounts to $11,173. In 1!)01 it was
per cent: the bill for protection of nur
providing $8,500 for the national guard.
The house passed the beer inspection bill, the
beer to be inspected by a territorial inspector
named by the governor.
T e house Dossed a bill relative to mutilated
ballots, but the council refused to concur.
Allotted in Sevkkai.tv.—The an-
nouncement that the Indian lands of
the Chickasaw nation will be allotted
in severalty to the Chickasaw Indians,
commencing about April 15, is being
hailed with a feeling of exultation by
Fitm. ok Lift.—Weatherford was
never a sleepy town, but it is more
wide awake and full of life than ever
before on account of the building of
the new Normal.
Rock Island Station. — Plans and
specifications for the new Kock Island
passenger station and division general
oilices have arrived at Chickasha and
are in tlie hands of general superin-
tendent of bridge and building, Bishop.
The plans show a handsome brick and
stone structure, 20 by r.\* feet, two
stories in height. The old depot will
be moved and changed to a warehouse
and freight depot.
Session of School.—The Darlington
Indian institute holds sessions at the
Arapahoe Indian school on March 12
St it a w Papeii Mill.—Blackwell
wants one and the farmers of the vicin-
itv will probably help the town get it.
Send Away For Kkkr.—Oklahoma
saloons spend a million dollars annu-
ally with tlie breweries of the states.
a Distim.mkv.—Chicago capitalists
are figuring on the establishment of a
$.">0,000 distillery at Shawnee.
Be a i, \nd Woods Claims.
have been annexed to Lawton.
Shot iii* Sri:i- Father.—E. C. Put-
nam went to Ul Reno and surrendered
to the sheriff. His mother and his
stepfather had been quarreling and he
interfered when the old man com-
menced cutting him with a knife.
National (iI ard.—A movement has
commenced at Muskogee for the or-
ganization of au Indian Territory na-
First Strkkt Cars. -South McAlcs-
After admitting that all their clews
In the Burdick murder mystery had
failed, the Buffalo police now say they
have discovered a trail which they
hope will lead them to a solution of
the problem. They have discovered
a cabman who claims to have driven a
young woman to the corner of Ashland
avenue and Sumner street a short
time prior to the hour in which the
murder is supposed to have been com-
mitted. She carried a satchel, and
after leaving the cab walked rapidly
toward the Burdick house. The police
are investigating some of the women
who worked in Burdick's family, hop-
ing that something may turn up in
that direction to throw some light on
With the exception of this latest
clew the mystery is as far from solu-
tion as ever.
The one woman who has been under ......
strong suspicion, and who has become ! figure who emerged from the darkness
known as the "police suspect," is he- near the Burdick home about the hour
lieved by some of the officials of the j when Burdick was murdered.
police department to be guiltless. Mrs. An interesting development is the
Seth 1. Paine is no longer under sur- statement mnde by Chief of Detec-
veillance, and the police admit that j tives Cusack that the golf stick theory
she had no connection with the crime, j had been abandoned. He is satisfied
Some of the officials do not pretend j that the putter was not used in com-
to have any clear idea who the mur- ! mitting the murder. He also expressed
derer is; they simply say that the j the conviction that the weapon used
right trail has not been struck. The was carried away from the house. He
probability of an immediate arrest be- | is sure of that, but he is not so sure
ing made in the ease grows slighter ; that it was carried to the house of the
every hour. murderer. Neither will he venture an
Other officials are as sanguine as ! opinion as to the kind of weapon
ever that an arrest will be made. They j used.
An order has been sent out directing
that the sewers in the vicinity of the
Burdick house be searched. The po-
lice hope to find in them the weapon
they seek. They have some idea thai
it was a bottle, the cocktail bottle
which Burdick bought on his way
home the day before his death and
placed in a sideboard. This bottle has
will not predict when. It may be made
at any moment; it may not be for a
week. Among those who remain un-
shaken in this belief is Supt. Bull. He
declared that he suspected the same
person now as being the slayer of
Burdick as he did earlier in the week
and that an arrest was only a matter
T he police have withdrawn from j never been found, although Burdick
Mrs. Paine and her house in Elmwood ; did not leave his house after he
a\enue the surveillance that has been i brought it in. The wrapper was found
maintained since the day after the i in a garbage can in the rear of the
murder. Restraint is no longer exer- | house three days after the murder,
eised over her movements, and she ! That has been one of the little mys-
may even leave the city if she wishes teries which the police never have
to* i been able to explain.
COOK TO BE REAR ADMIRAL.
Schley's Captain Sure of Promotion
Since Crowninshield Has Retired.
Capt. Francis A. Cook will become
a rear admiral by virtue of the retire-
cibary Is Law A riding.—The police ter will soon have the honor of being
judge of the town has fined some you u
men for their part in a charivari.
M. Little Is Dead.—M. Little, a
prominent Republican politician, died
suddenly at Normau of heart failure,
falling from his chair. lie was well
and favorably known in Cleveland
county, having been a leading Sunday
school worker of the territory unci
prominent in Republican polities, lie
was an ex-member of the Illinois legis-
For l oss Mill.—The Foss Mill and
Elevater company, of Foss, (). T., has
taken a 20-year charter with a capital
Church Bells.—From a local paper
it is learned that the Catholic church
at Cushing is being prepared with a
belfry, and is to have a bell. A bell
lias arrived for the Baptist church.
The papers say that there are children
ten years old. in the neighborhood who
have never heard a euurch bell.
Siiok Factory.—According to the
expectations of the people of Enid bv
the time this item is read that city will
have its new shoe factory in operation.
There were three carloads of the ma-
chinery brought there for the factory.
the first town in Indian Territory to
have street cars.
For a Fair.—A Southwestern Fair
and Livestock association was formed
in South McAlester and there will be a
big fair held there this fall. \V. T.
Hutchius was elected president and
Theodore W. liulick secretary. The
company i.s incorporated and capital-
ized at 925,000.
Had Money Left.—The committee
on entertainment for the cattlemen's
convention at Oklahoma City had $1,000
left over and commenced figuring on
each contributor's share of the surplus,
to divide it among them.
I orti'nein Potatoes.—Seven years
ago Ewvers White, president of the
Pottawatomie Potato Growers' associa-
tion quit polities and devoted bis at-
tention to farming. He is now worth
§(50,000 and every dollar is profit from
his Oklahoma farm.
North and Sot tu Road.—The man-
ager of the Sayre town site company is
informed that a line of railroad is to
be built to start from the north line of
Woodward county and run through
Roger Mills county through Sayre to
OLP71. :v .'X.l.COC'Jf -V _V
ment of Rear Admiral Crowninshield.
The captain commanded Schley's flag-
ship Brooklyn during the naval battle
of Santiago when Cervera's fleet was
destroyed by the Americans.
Billville Literary Notes.
Our leading poet has ginned six
bales of cotton of his own raising
this season. Our leading novelist has
rheumatism in his right arm and the
probability is the reading public will
have a much-needed vacation. Sever-
al of our literary men who wrote up
numerous citizens in their books left J surely direct ancestor to the Tommy!
suddenly for the north yesterday, for ! who, when a bullet grazed (he top of
SENATOR DEPEW'S FINE COOK.
New York Statesman Said to Have a
Senator Depew has in his employ
an interesting personage to whom he
pays a salary of $100 a month and
who ranks first among the employes
of the Corcoran house. This per-
sonage is a woman, a graduate of sev-
eral cooking schools and a past mis-
tress in the art of political economy.
She ranks ahead of the housekeeper
and is really the major-domo of tho
kitchen and pantries. Senator Depew
prizes her services beyond those of
any other person connected with the
j Corcoran house. It is a fact that
| since this woman took into her hands
iho reins of domestic government not
one of Senator Dopew's famous din-
ners or suppers has been mismanaged
j by a professional caterer. At tho be-
| ginning of the season the senator
deposited $G,noo to the manager's
credit, requesting her to draw upon It
and produce such results as would
make famous the hospitalities of the
historic house. She has succeeded.
The Humor of Soldiers.
I During the siege of Ostend during
Queen Elizabeth's reign, which Sir
j Francis Vere was defending for the
English against the Spaniards, a sol-
dier having bought a loaf of bread
1 was holding it up in a boasting way
when a shot took the uppermost half,
leaving the other in the soldier's
hand, who, finding that hu had receiv-
ed no hurt, said: "It was a fair-
conditioned bullet, for it has left the
better half behind." This man was
the benefit of their health. Our Bill-
ville authors will hold a convention
at an early date to perfect plans for
advertising their genius. Sealed
propositions will be received from
One Way to Reduce Weight.
Congressman I.essler of New York
was the smallest man physically in
the house last session, weighing
only 110 pounds. On the eve of ad-
journment "Hank" Smith of Michi-
gan asked him: "What are you go-
ing to do next summer?" By way of
a joke Lessier said: "First thing I
am going to reduce my weight."
"How are you going to do it?"
drawled Smith, "cut off a leg?"
his head in the recent war in South
Africa, exclaimed, "Mates, I've Just
ad a free 'air cut."
Are Short on Scripture.
On the last legislative day in the
house several congressmen quoted
scripture while making short
speeches, some of them displaying
woeful lack of accuracy. Mr. Vandi-
ver of Missouri commented on these
misquotations, and by way of bur-
lesque recalled this alleged extract:
"And the cow and the bear shall
feed: their young ones shall lie down
together, anil the lion shall eat straw
like an ox." Prolonged laughter and
the fall of the hammer cut Mr. Van-
diver off from further elucidation.
Czar 8hows Friendship.
To help the starving flsherfolk of
Brittany the Czar has spent $5,000 "as
a testimony of my sentiments of live-
ly and unchanging sympathy for
France, my friend and ally."
The Latest Chemical Wonder.
Au American chemist has invented
a tube for truth. You speak into it;
the chemical Eolutiou changes color
according to the tensity of your emo-
tion, and truth and mendacity are
described as being quite distinct and
Metals and Microbes.
Prof. Raoul Pictet has proved that
at a temperature of —200 degrees
acids do not act upon metals, their
molecule ? having ceased to live: and
yet the microbes of many diseases
subjected to that temperature, prac-
tically immured in a block of frozen
air, enjoy good health.
Millionaire Acts as Motcrman.
Alfred G. Vanderbiit amused him-
self several days ago by playing mo-
torman on one of the electric cars,
running from his home into Newport,
and presenting the motorman of 'the
car with a $20 bill for the privilege.
He Means It.
New Berlin, 111., March lGth.—Mr.
Frank Newton of this place speaks
very earnestly and emphatically when
asked by any of his many l'riends the
reason fcr the very noticeable Im-
provement in his health.
For a long time—over two years—he
has been suffering a great deal with
pains in his back and an oil-over feel-
ing of illness and weakness. His ap-
petite failed him and lie grew gradu-
ally weaker and weaker till lie was
very much run down.
A friend recommended Dodd's Kid-
ney Pills and Mr. Newton began to
take two at a dose, threo times a day.
in a very short time he notlccd an im-
provement; tho pains left his back
and he could ea' better He kept on
improving and now he sa;v:
"Yes, indeed! I am a different man
and Dodd's Kidney Pills did it all. I
cannot tell you how much better 1 feci.
I am a new man and Dodd's Kidney
Pills deserve all the credit."
Gen. Jackson's Heme Restored.
Gen. Andrew Jackson's old home,
the Hermitage, near Nashville, has
The Czar'a Favorite Dog.
I.otki is the name of a large grey-
hound belonging to the Czar. This
dog accompanied his master on his
visit to Paris, three years ajo, and
shared wita him in many of the hon-
ors of that visit.
Child Labor Necessary.
Compulsory education has been de-
feated in the West Virginia senate ou
the ground that If adopted It would
destroy Wheeling industries and de-
prive many widows of their means of
support which now came from tho
earnings of their young children.
The Desert of Got!.
The great desert of Gobi would fill
the entire Mississippi valley from the
Alleghenies to the Rockies. Upward
of 300,000 square miles or Arabia are
an uninhabited waste, while tho ter-
rible Saraha is vast enough to cover
the whole United States.
The Quarrelsome Man.
1" a man has a quarrelsome temper,
let him alone. The world will soon
find him employment. Ho will soon
meet with some one stronger than
himself, who will repay him better
than you can. A man may tight duels
all his life, if he is disposed to quar-
The Latest New York Drink.
The very latest drink is that of an
old gentleman at one of the swell
uptown hotels, says the New York
Sun. He takes, it every morning. It
consists of a pint of a certain spring
wa'er with alternating sips of a Man-
hattan cocktail. This beats the man
who soused his fried oyst, :•& \vi'.1
molasses the other day.
The Empress nc a Censor.
The strenuouBness which marks the
life of the German emperor is being
slowly extended to other members of
his family, and now tile empress is
going to attend special rehearsals of
all new plays presented at Berlin the-
aters, and such as she does not ap-
prove of will be forbidden. In the
present state of the drama industry
llie duties of the European empres3
will surely be found arduous.
WAS REFUSED LIFE INSURANCE.
Rejected on Account of "Coffee Heart."
Life insurance companies have fully
established the fact that the use of
coffee causes an organic derangement
of the heart, shortening the long beat
and imperiling life. For this reason
habitual cofTee drinkers are refused
life insurance in many eases. A well-
known merchant of White's Creek,
Tonn., proprietor of a large store
there, says: "Three years ago I was
examined for life insurance and to my
surprise was rejected because my
heart action was at times out of place
15 beats in GO.
"I consulted several good doctors
and was invariably asked by them, 'Do
you drink ardent spirits? use tobacco?
or drink coffee?' To the first I an-
swered 'Very little,' to the second
'No.' to the last 'Yes,' and they would
all say Quit coffee.'
"I determined to do this. I had read
about Postum Cereal Coffee and nought
and used it, and I liked it as well as
the best of real coffee, and as a re-
sult of Its use In place of coffee I find
myself without a skip iu my heart
action and 1 can get insurance on my
life cheaper by 25 per cent (notwith-
standing the advance in age), than I
could when 1 first commenced using
Postum." Name furnished by Postuui
Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
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