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Muskogee, Indian Territory, Thursday, June 23, 1904-
DENIES HIS RACE AND
GETS INTO TROUBLE
On Friday afternoon, sometime
ago, a tale of infelicity told be
fore Judge Parker in the County
Court disclosed a romance as
strange as fiction. It was on its
face an ordinary case of a mother
applying for an order against the
husband for the support of her
minor children, but there was al
so recited the life story of a
young Negro who abandoned
his race and its fair women, and
parsing for a Portugese, was
mingling with the white race,
And so thoroughly had he worked
out hischeme of race seperation
that he was one of the bitterest
haters of his race, disdaining to
ridd on street cars with them,
and cursing them in the vilest
language; and this, while his
own father, mother and sister
were living in the same city with
About fourteen years ago Rose
Hill was the belle of colored-society
circles in Chicago, and her
home 23rd and Dearborn streets
was the Mecca for all young
beauxs of the South Side. Her
father was old John Hill, for
years proprietor of the barber
shop in .the basement of the old
Saratoga Hotel, and one of the
most popular colored men in Ohi
eago. The young beax use to
see the brother, Arnold L. Hill
sitting around the houso, but
made ffo objection to his keeping
in the background, little suspect
ing that Arnold had a reason of
his own for holding aloof from
his sister's company. Even at
that early day he was planning
to change his culor by moans of
bold, daring, but simple declara
tion that he was sometning other
tnan a colored man, and soon ho
disappeared from home. Rose
mat Wed a dentist in St Paul; the
father died, and later the mother.
But Arnold E. Hill had disap
peared never to return until by
a chance encounter in a law
court he was dragged from his
fancied security and rehabilita
ted in his proper place.
After deciding forever to quit
his race Arnold changed his
name to E. A. De La Cateau,
and joined the Second Regiment
of the Illinois National Guard.
He made friends here and soon
got job. He attended the social
functions given by this popular
regiment, and at one them was
introduced by the captain of his
company to a splendid looking,
handsome woman of the white
race, His attentions were agree
able, though the lady had some
sort ,of an indefinite suspicion
that there was something of eolor
about the ardent suitor,
But glibly, he allayed these
suspicions, and deftly he remov
ed the possibility that he was a
Negro by cursing and reviling
them wherever and whenever
they met one; and finally they
married. His father and mother
were to be at the wedding, but
d d not come, and their absence
was explained in some way and
Was taken satisfactory. And
shen his father died, then his
mother, and so there was no fur
ther family connection to be
spoken of. And yet; it lingered
in the wife's mind that her hus
band was not a Portuguese, be
cause he spoke without the for
Then came four ohildren, and
the happiness of De La Cateau
was complete. Meanwhile he
had become an artist, and had
established a studio in the New
Building at Harrison and Hals
ted streets, and was doing a good
Then came another, woman,!
handfome, dashing, and De La!
Cateau became infatuated with;
her. And so again the ld story
of a deserted wife and children
was told The wife went with
her children to live with her moth
erat Drexdel avenue and 55th
street. Sh3 appled to the Coun
ty Court for support fur her two
children, and De La Cateau was
ordered to pay ton dollars per
week This he did for awhile,
but upon bis wife refusing to let
him see the children he applied
to the Court for an order to see
them. This brought him into the
County Court in person, and face
to face with Assistant C mnty
Attorney Louis B. Anderson,
who in former years had been
one of the visitors to his home.
De La Cateau, upon seeing An
derson very properly fainted in
Portuguese style. It was too
late to avoid the issue, and under
the skillful and mercilesc cross
examination of the attorney and
former friend, De La Cateau d:s
covered himself to be Arnold E.
Hill, and a Negro. There was a
devilish persistency in Mr. An
derson's questions, as though he
resented the evil of thin man's
perfidy. And so the perry cas
tle tnat Hill had built tumbled
upon his own head, and the life
and happiness of his wife were
ruined by the disclosure that un
der false representations she had
married a Ne6ro, and in the
veins of her four handsome dar
lingas there flowed the blood of a
Negro. And again the question
arises, where shall the parish
find friends? Where shall the
outcast find a habitation? The
Disease Laid to Mosquitoes.
According to Dr. Graham, of Beirut,
another disease is to be set down
against th mosquito, namely, dengue
fever, variously called African fever,
breakbone fever, giraffe fever, dandy
fever, etc. The disease Is an acute
eruptive fever, rarely fatal, but leav
ing various .disagreeable sequels
paralysis, lneoninia, marked mental
and physical prostration, etc. Dr.
Graham found that he could regular
ly produce an attack of dengue in a
non-immune by submitting the latter
to the atUck of mosquitoes which had
fed1, on sufferers from the disease.
I sometimes smn..c a pipe with him
"When twillKht thndes lH";in;
If I had inne the opposite.
The Man I Might Have Been.
He never with misfortune met;
Men hnll him with acclaim;
He shows hie nil the goid he makes,
The glory und the fume.
But In he any happier
When nil I counted In?
Just one man knows, pud he won't tell
The Man I Mltrht Have Been.
McLandburgh Wilson. '
Thinks People Read Tee Much.
In speaking of the danger from
libraries, Dr. Canfleld, librarian of Co
lumbia university, says: "Many per
sons, even among those who give
their attention only to good books,
read too much. There Is a vast
amount of mental dyspepsia In the
land, particularly among women, who
constitute by far the larger part of
the reading public. They should read
less and think more. Education and
the great increase in the number of
public libraries are responsible for
the present tendency toward an over
indulgence in the reading habit."
A black eye indicates that the own
er looked for trouble and found It
GERONIMO IN OLD AQI.
He la No Longer Looked Upon as
Chief by the. Apaohea.
Qeronlma was at Law ton last week.
The health of the old chief Is still
good, although he Is very aged. Hie
home is ten miles from Law ton, yet
he usually walks to and from tho
place to do his trading.
He is quite often asked to give an
exhibition of his skill as a marks
man, with the bow. This he readily
consents to do provided a nickel if
made the target and it becomes his
own In case he hits it.
Geronimo denies the statement of
Gen. Miles that the general captured
him'. The old warrior says that some
where up on the mountains, when he
was on the warpath, two white men
came to him and told him that Gen,
Miles wanted to see him.
The men accompanied him to the
camp of the general and he was made
a prisoner. Geronimo says ho thlnkf
It was in Arizona, the territory of hli
birth. Anyway, be says it was up la
The tribal relations of the Apachea
have been dissolved, und they no lona
er look upon Geronimo as their chief.
They consider him u childish old. man,
who is too senilo to advise them. -I
.aw ton Democrat.
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