The Marshall Tribune. (Marshall, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, January 26, 1906 Page: 3 of 12
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ANCIENT LEGAL TOME
VIRGINIA CLAIMS OLDEST LAW
BOOK IN AMERICA.
Brought to America 272 Years Ago
by the Rev. John Cotton, Its His-
tory Is Clearly Traced as It Has
Passed From Father to Son.
Yolks of eggs left over when the
whites have been use! will keep sev-
eral days in a bowl of cold water.
Lemons keep better in cold water
than on the shelf.
The oldest law book in all America,
brought to this continent by the man
who named the city o! Boston, is turn-
ing yellow with each added year of
age on a library shelf in the home of
a distant son of its original owner
The book, which must be handled
with caution now, lest its leaves crum-
ble, was brought to America 272 years
ago this fall. It came because Rev.
John Cotton was too puritanical in his
tastes to suit the authorities of the
Church of England.
As vicar of St. Botolph's church,
Boston, Lincolnshire, he was sum-
moned to appear before Archbishop
Laud. Rather than appear, he fled to
America. Among his other books was
this old "Collection of the Statutes
from the Time of the Magna Cliarta
unto the Yere of Our Lord 1574." It
has been handed down from son to
grandson until it has reached the fifth
generation, and it is now held by Col.
Samuel Storrs Cotton of this city, a
man more than 85 years of age. The
book at its last birthday was 331 years
Nearly three centuries ago John Cot-
ton was pastor of the largest church
in Great Britain. When he came to
America the party of colonists with
him who landed at Boston resolved
to name the new town for him in
honor of his old home town. The
American encyclopedia tells of this in-
cident, under the head of "Boston."
Cotton was a prominent antagonist of
En route to the new world a son
was born to John Cotton and his wife.
The son was named "Seaborne," in
honor of the voyage. This book be-
came Seaborne's property at manhood,
and at his death it went to his son,
John. Thomas was the son of John,
who got the valuable volume, and Si-
mon received it at his father's (Thom-
as death. It is Simon's name which is
scrawled across the title page:) "Si-
mon Cotton, His Book, 1774."
Joseph Cotton, another New Eng-
lander, became the possessor of the
book after his father, Simon, and Jo-
seph's son grew up to seek a fortune
in the new west. He came to Ne-
braska when houses were unknown.
And with him he brought his old book.
This was Samuel Storrs Cotton, later
Traced back beyond John Cotton,
the family tree extends directly to
the famous Robert Bruce. Four gen-
erations are now living in Norfolk—
Col. Cotton; his daughter, Mrs. Mary
Mathewson; her son, J. Storrs Math-
ewson, and his little daughter. One
of the facts justifying the statement
|that this is the oldest law book in
America is that Col. Cotton has
searched in libraries all over the coun-
try, both personally and by letter, and
has practically established the fact
that this is the oldest in the land.—
Norfolk, Va., special in New York
Rightful King of Poland.
Though an American citizen now,
Col. John Sobieski, once Prohibition
candidate for governor of Missouri,
indisputably is rightful king of Po-
land. He lives at present in Cali-
fornia. He was born in Poland in
1842, and he and his daughter are
the only known direct descendants
of the warrior king of Poland, John
Teachers in Philippines.
Dr. G. N. Brinck, deputy -superin-
tendent-general of education of the
Philippines, says that the islands have
860 American teachers, 5,000 native
(eachers and more than 500,000 native
pupils, like Japanese in intellectual
readiness and keenness.
HEAD COVERED WITH HUMOR.
Bothered With Itching for a Long
Time—Kentucky Lady Now Com-
pletely Well—Cured by Cuti-
"After using Cuticura Soap, Oint-
ment, and Pills, I am very glad to say
I am entirely relieved of that Itching
burner of the head and scalp which I
was bothered with quite a length of
time. I did not use the Cuticura
Remedies more than three times be-
fore I began to get better, and now
I am completely well. 1 suffered with
that humor on my head, and found no
relief until I took the Cuticura Rem-
edies. I think I used several cakes of
Cuticura Soap, three boxes of Oint-
ment, and two vials of Pills. I am do-
ing all I can to publish the Cuticura
Remedies, for they have done me good,
and I know they will do others the
same. Mrs. Mattie Jackson, Mortons-
ville. Kv.. June 12. 1905."
SENTIMENT IN WATERCRESS.
In case of sickness where a dull
light is required, put newly powedered
salt on a candle till it reaches the
black part of the wick. In this way
a mild and steady light may be kept
all through the night by a very small
piece of candle.
Sacrifice gives a heavenly grace to
Taylor's Cherokee Remedy of Sweet Gum
and Mullen is Nature's great remedy—Cure
Coughs, Colds, Croup and Consumption,
and all throat and lung troubles. At drug-
gists, 20c., 50c. and $1.00 per bottle.
When You Buy Starch
buy Defiance and get the best, 16 oz.
for 10 cents. Once used, always used.
During courtship the happy couple
coast down the hill together. After
marriage the poor man is compelled
to pull both the sled and woman up
CURES |80c. and <1 .OO.
Benil for Circular witb Dlreotioni. ||
Or. EARLS.SLOAN, 615Albany St.,Bolton,Mail. [
Takes New Yorkers Back to Child-
"I really believe," said the diner
out, "that the reason people in this
city are so fond of watercress is that
it brings a mental 'Old Homestead'
play on the dinner table. I have seen
people in New York eat watercress
avidiously who, to my certain know-
ledge, would not take the trouble to
walk down to the brook and gather it
in their native village. Just start
a watercress conversation the next
time any comes on the table and see
what happens. All you have got to
do is to say, 'When I was a boy I used
to gather watercress out of a brook
which ran right thvough the farm.' It
you want to be very artificial say
'place' instead of farm.
"'Vast quantities of watercress are
consumed by people living in New
York and the supplying of it is a
profitable industry. And if it were
not for the sentiment precious little
of it would be eaten. But, somehow,
nothing does bring the country like
a dish of watercress in a crowded city.
Of course, we seldom ate cress in our
childhood. We preferred dandelions—
boiled witn pork. But the watercress
whispers so alluringly of the brook
and the spring that in the cfty it is a
treat to us from the farm. No other
vegetable, or herb, or whatever you
may please to call it, has quite the
home bringing qualities of water-
cress."—New York Press.
A k Your Druggist for Allen's Foot-Eaie.
"I tried ALLEN'S FOOT-EASE recent-
ly and have just bought another supply. It
has cured iny corns, and tho hot, burning
and itching sensation in my feet which was
almost unbearable, and I would not be with-
out it now "—Mrs. W. J. Walker, Camden,
N.J." Bold by all Druggists, 25o.
FIELD PREVENTED A PANIC
JACK OF THE ATKINS SAW
Through the Efforts of the Late Mil-
lionaire a Crash Was Prevented
The last act of Marshall Field in the
world of local finance, in which he had
become a dominant figure in recent
years, was in connection with the im-
pending failure of the 'Walsh banks.
It was through his influence anu at his
suggestion that the clearing house
committee adopted the plan of liqui-
dation which was put into effect when
the institutions closed. Mr. Field
prevented a financial crash that might
have dragged down a score of local
The commmittee had been in ses-
sion with the comptroller of the cur-
rency for hours. It was late at night
before Mr. Field was appealed to. He
went from his residence to where the
Chicago financiers were in session.
The situation was briefly outlined and
he immediately proposed the solution.
Several members of the committee de-
murred to accepting the responsibility
for the deposits of the Walsh banks.
Mr. Field pointed out the shock to
Chicago's financial credit if the banks
should be permitted to fail, and in-
sisted that his plan be adopted. It
has been stated that he even declared
he would go ahead himself if the
banks would not.
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Ten generations of blood and brains.
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hundreds of high-cluss, high-priced craftsmen
and equipped with costly special machinery.
A world wide business aggregating many
millions of dollars every year.
A reputation built up through two centuries
of Steady growth, valued more highly than
any other asset of this great institution.
The guaranty of this Company, which Is
respected the world over.
We make all types and sizes of saws, but
only one grade—the best.
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• ■ ti- * . iwt TAitnnt/i \.
A man will squander $5 treating
his friends in a saloon and then go
home and scold his wife for buying
the baby a pair of ninety-eight-cent
shoes at a bargain sale.
If you are willing to
work we can give
you a chance; you
will not get rich, but
you can earn a fair
income (man or
with references to
1 Madison Avenue,
New York City.
W.N.U.—Oklahoma City—No. 4, 1906.
eastern to work with and
starches clothes nicest.
Through Coffee Drinking
Some people question the statements
that coffee hurts the delicate nerves
of the body. Personal experience with
thousands proves the general state-
ment true and physicians have records
of great numbers of cases that add to
The following is from the Rockford,
Dr. Wililam Langhorst of Aurora
has been treating one of the queerest
Cises of lost eyesight ever in history.
The patient is O. A. Leach of Beach
county, and in the last four months he
had doctored with all of the specialists
about the country and has at last re-
turned home with the fact impressed
on his mind that his case is incurable.
A portion of the optic nerve has
been ruined, rendering his sight so
limited that he is unable to see any-
thing before him, but he can see plain-
ly anything at the side of him. There
have been but few cases of its kind
before, and they have been caused by
whisky or tobacco. Leach has never
used either, but has been a great cof-
fee drinker, and the specialists have
decided that the case has been caused
by this. Leach stated himself that
for several years he had drank three
cups of cofTee for breakfast, two at
noon and one at night. According to
the records of the specialists of this
country this is the first case ever
caused by the use of coffee.
The nerve is ruined beyond aid and
his case is incurable. The fact that
makes the case a queer one is that the
sight forward has been lost and the
side sight has been retained. Accord-
ing to the doctor's statement, the
young man will have to give up cof-
fee or the rest of his sight will fol-
low and the entire nerve be ruined.—
Let it be remembered that the eyes
may be attacked in one case and the
stomach in another, while in others it
may be kidneys, heart, bowels or gen-
eral nervous prostration. The remedy
is obvious and should bo adopted be-
fore too late.
Quit coffee, if you show incipient
It is easy if one can have well-
boiled Postum Food Coffee to serve for
the hot morning beverage. The
withdrawal of the old kind of coffee
that is doing the harm and the sup-
ply of the elements in the Postum
which Nature uses to rebuild the
broken down nerve cells, insures a
quick return to the old joy of strength
and health, and it's well worth while
to be able again to "do things" and
feel well. There's a reason for
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