The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 26, 1909 Page: 4 of 18
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The Lost Dog
And How It Was Found
Which dirt not greatly enlighten
foreign audience present.
> •! WIFELY SOLICITUDE.
The little Italian shoemaker, Tony
Valdroso, plied bis awl next to where
Ah Fong kept a Chinese laundry.
Ah Fong had two little daughters—
twins eight years old—Yip Lily and
Yip Hose. Their mother had died in
far away Foochow, and Ah Fong had
sent for them to live with him here in
One day Yip Lily and Yip Rose ap-
peared in the doorway of Tony's shop
lugging between them a blaek-an-tan
terrier that yelped and struggled to
"Plitty dogg'ee," said Yip Lily to
Tony, who waa sewing on the solo of
"You flndaheem?" said Tony. "Yes?
Were? In da street? Yes?"
Yip Hose shook her head vigorously
"You wanta me buy heem?" said
Tony Valoroso. "Yes?"
Yip Rose and Yip Lily both nodded
Hut Tony shook his head the other
way. "Not gotta da nmn," he said;
"not gotta da num."
Yip Lily thrust a tiny sandal from
beneath her Christian gingham dress
and pointed to her foot.
"Make shoes of heem?" said Tony.
"Ah, no!" He shrugged his shoulders,
and fell desperately to stitching again.
"Ze Society for ze CrUelness to ze
Annimiles, zey would cut off from
poor Tony hees head for dat. No.
The little girls and their struggling
burden had been gone some minutes
when a handsome, flushed young fel-
low In tennis flannels entered.
"Tony, the cop says Spot was
brought la here by two little Chinese
"Kes it your dog?" said Tony, jump
lng up and letting a lot of leather
odds and ends slide from bis canvas
apron to the floor. "Ah! zey may
have him cook' and eat" by now. I
t'inked he was but common—what
you call U—pup! I run, I—I fly to
And Tony bounced out, his apron
flying, his cheeks blazing with excite-
ment, into the laundry where Ah
Fong stood placidly at the .ironing
board with a red text from the Sun-
day school abovo his head.
"Ze dog, ze small dog!" spluttered
The Chinaman ironed away, ignor-
ing the visitor
"I want heem!" said Tony.
There was no answer.
'Ze little girls zey have taken ze
•log to make soop of heem," cried
Tony, fairly dancing
lo Lee Just then sauntered in, most
opportunely, from his laundry two
blocks up the street. Business was
light and he had locked his shop and
was taking half an hour's vacation to
renew old Foochow memories with
his friend. Ah Foug. Jo had been in
this country louger and could speak
English, and Ah Kong's rapid-fire was
turned on him for several minutes.'
while Jo listened attentively. Then Jo
translated, in a ping-song drawl:
"Ah Fong say he send his leetle
gells to have shoes made like Amelt-
can, and dey take with dern de small
dog, but Tony Valolo he p'laps maybe
no understand, be t'ink, maybe. . . ."
Not waiting to hear more, the ten-
uis flannels ran across the street to a
public telephone station in Maynard's
"Oh. that's all right, Tom. dear,"
came a feminine response from the
golf club. "I found him here. I re-
member now, I tied Spot to a tree
when I was playing yesterday after-
noon. Poor thing, lie's been out here
all night, and he was 'most starved to
MESSINA'S ONE-LEGGED HERO
j wife—Oh. John, be careful of those
i globes: you'll break them!
People Becoming Interested.
i Kvldence of the popular interest in
the anti-consumption crusade is given
In a statement made by the National
Association for the Study and Proven
tlon of Tuberculosis, to the effect that
j during the year ending August 31,
nearly 3,000,000 people have attended
tuberculosis exhibitions in various
parts of the country. Besides tin
three traveling tuberculosis exhibi
lions of the national association, then
are U8 exhibits of this kind through
out the United States. Four years
ago there were only three such dis
plays in the entire country.
During Change of Life,
says Mrs. Chas. Barclay
Graniteville, Vt. — "I was passing
through the Change of Life and suffered
I from nervousness
and other annoying
symptoms, and I
Cripple Who Rose to Heights of Hero-
Ism During the Disaster to
The youth in tennis flannel ap-
peared to reinforce the frenzied Tony.
"Have you got a dog here?" he de-
Ah Fong called out something in a
thrill, cackling patter toward the back
of the shop. Presently Yip Lily and
Yip Hose entered, making tiny sa-
laams. hut no blackand-tau terrier
"Where is the dog.'"
"Yes," chimed in the little shoe-
maker. "Ze dog! Ze dog!" Ah, niis-
taiie. zey aie cooking heem for to eat
heem, ze beautiful caue, ze bell
Suddenly a light seemed to dawn
ou Ah Fung's countenance. lie lifted
the covering of the ironing table, that
fell in ample folds to the floor, and
lo! beneath, ou the floor, lay the
black and-tau terrier coiled aud quiet-
ly sleeping. Ah Fong spoke to It lu
rapid-fire Chinese, and it jumped and
danced about him with extravagant
demonstrations o£ affection aud de-
The young man uttered a disgusted
exclamation. "Ours was a Boston bull
terrier of purr brood," ho said, "not a
uiangy, tlon-liUteu mongrel like that."
A young man, a cripple, with only
one leg, clambering with a crutch
amon* the ruins, saved scores of peo
pie, says a writer in McCluro's, giv
ing an account of the Messina earth
quake. Untiringly he searched among
the wreckage, he brought back to us
everything he could find; he took bits
of chocolate out of his mouth to put
into the mouth, forever open, of cry
Ing children. A marvel In truth, was
the forethought of this man. Where
did he unearth a crate of apples? He
hid them, he defended them from the
violence of the greedy; and through
the night he went among the huts, dis
trlbutlng quarters of apples to each
ouo of us In his turu, with calculating
parsimony, with Implacable justice.
He explored the ruined city in every
direction, to find a way to escape, to
'jpon a road for us. We could see Ulm
hinging like a mountain goat over the
edge of frightful precipices. At night
he never rested unless it were to
make ti pillow for himself for those
who did not know where to lay their
heads, amid the uiire, the blood and the
ruin. The name of this hero is Hava-
can truly say that
pound has proved
of gold to me, as it
restored my health
and strength. I
never forget to tell
my friends what
Latest from Atchison.
This Is the latest story In Atchison:
,\ ycung visiting man was declaring
that the theory Is all nonsense about
kissing being dangerous on account oi
germs conveyed from one mouth to
another. "I've kissed hundreds oi
girls," he declared, "and I'm not dead
Promptly one of the listeners in
quired: "But what about the girls?'
—Kansas City Journal.
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If laughter is good for the bodily
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during this trying period. Complete
restoration to health means so much
to me that for the sake of other suffer-
ing women I am willing to make my
trouble public so you may publish
this letter."—Mrs. Ciias. Barclay,
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has received such wide-spread and un-
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For more than 30 years it has been
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worry are through the period of change of life.
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To Memory Dear.
"Since I've come back I find I'm
forgotten by all my friends."
"Why didn't you borrow money of
them before you went away?'—Stray
Facts of Life and Death.
At the Rockefeller institute Flex
ner and Cairel proved that visible
death ie not true somatic death; they
grew into live animals organs and
tissues of animals that had beeu In
cold storage for a month. In some
cases certain functions ho<mh to con-
tinue in the grave until overy part
of the man is dead. Hunter a cen-
tury ago cut out of animals blood
vessels tied up full of live blood
which lived for days. An old chem-
ical belief was that cadaverine, h
product of decay, stimulated the hair
growth, and some doctors tried ca-
daverine us a hair restorer.
Still It May Be So.
lu the newspaper, my children, ai
II advertisements of something iost„
as agaiust one lonely advertisement
of something fouud. What does It sig-
nify? That finding is a do^eu times
rarer than losing, to be sure. Certain-
ly, attar two thousand years of the
Sermon ou the Mount, It Isu't pos-
sible that people who find are so much
' less anxious to rush ^ftto prlut. than
1 are people who lose —Puck.
The hollyhock reis&mbles a tdd mer-
est maiden. The air of aloofnets an4
aristocratic sufficiency veils beauty
and charm. Friends have told iv« of
fragrant hollyhocks, but I have yet
to meet oue, w hile knowing full wall
that with n jenorous supply of h<«ey
mid nectar there should he pert irne
liiddeu deen lu tbo heat l ot tlm tlo' rev.
| Each with Two Legs and Ten Fingers.
A Boston woman who is a fond
• mother writes an amusing article
about her experience feeding her boys.
Among other things she says:
"Three chubby, rosy-cheeked boys,
Rob, Jack and Dick, aged 0, 4 and 2
years respectively, are three of our
reasons for using and recomending the
food, Grape-Nuts, for these youngsters
have been fed on Grape-Nuts since in-
fancy, and often between meals when
other children would have been given
"1 gave a package of Grape-Nuts to !
a neighbor whpse 3 year old child was '
a weazened little thing, ill half the :
time. The little tot ate the Grape-
Nuts and cream greedily and the moth-
er continued the good work, and it
was not long before a truly wonderful
change manifested itself in the child's
face aud body. The results were re-
markable, eveu for Grape-Nuts.
"Both husbaud and I use Grape-
Nuts every day and keep strong and ,
well and have three of the finest,
healthiest boys you cuu tiud in a day's
Many mothers Instead of destroying
the children's stomachs with candy
and cake give the youngsters a hand-
ful of GraperNuts when they are beg-
ging for something in the way of
sweet#. The result Is soon shown in
greatly incweased health, strength and
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 26, 1909, newspaper, August 26, 1909; Cashion, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc98616/m1/4/: accessed August 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.