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Tho following letter may bo of inter?
est to Eouio casual reader and at tho
sanio tirno throw light upon tho freedom
in Which one may wallow in tho glad?
some west. This letter may shock tho
sensitive and tho fastidious, but it is
genuine and comes in tho utmost good
faith, inclosing tho professional card of
tho law firm.
I will add before offering tho letter
that I shall bo glad to throw off my per?
centage in all deserving cases.
There aro ten ennsos for divorce in
.Oklahoma under the statute, und in ad
iik t;ami: out with a DIVORCE and $13.
dition to tho usual grounds tho ninth I
ouo is a perpetual joy to the cominbial
outlaw?viz, "gross neglect of duty."
This may bo applied to all sorts of
shortcomings, and tho way seems at once
to opou up hero for most any weary,
nagging victim to cut looso and try it
Ai.va, O. T., Sept. 20.
Bill Nyo, Esq., Ashovillo, N. C.f
a a Bin?Realizing us wo nil do that thou?
sands of people over this country are desirous
ot being fried from their matrimonial alli?
ances, and believing that we can in this way
reach those desirous of our services, wo have
adopted this method of calling the matter to
your attention by personal letter, rather than
by advertising in nowspai>ors, as offering su?
perior advantages to both counselor and cli?
Oklahoma offers superior inducements to
those seeking this kind of relief. Her statute
on divorco is identical to that of Dakota and
her climatic and other inducements far supe?
We want your services and are willing to
pay for them. Our proposition is this:
Our foe for securing a divorce in our district
court will bn reasonable and will depend upon
each particular case and the circumstances at?
tending it, which we would Iis at the timo
With your co-operutlon, being governed by tho
labor and timo expended and interests in?
Our offer to you:
\Vo oro willing to divide-tho fcawith you in
any and nil bases that you may send us.
For particulars wo refer you to tho inclosed
circular and will cheerfully answer all com?
munications. Very truly yours,
Piiickett & Dunn.
Enropo may have older and vaster
treasures of art tliau we, hut can slio
combine divorco and climate in such u
way as wo can?
Greoco and Rome may flaunt their
lnrid history in our faces and point with
pride to their deceased orators and war?
riors and statesmen, but Rome nover
held ont such inducements to the vexed
and tho hopole.ss as the young common?
wealth of Oklahoma. Greece may boast
of her greatness, hut where is sho today?
Fivo cents' worth of ammonia would
reinovo her from the map of the world.
But regard Oklahoma!
With good board at $8 per weok, in?
cluding uso of roller towel, bar soap and
iron sink, onu may in DO days obtain a
residenco and a divorco at a cost that
seems a more bagatelle.
I know of one man who had been un?
happy for years. Ho had no hope for the
future. Ho was despondent continually
and prayed that death might overtake
him. His wifo united with him iu.-this
oarnest petition. Ho saw by tho morest
accident how free tho divorco law was
in Oklahoma, and in less than n week
he had sold tho cow and was on the
His wifo packed his trunk for him and
cookod n dishpan full of cookies for
him to oat on the way. Ho got a chauco
to do chores for his bonrd in Oklahoma
and actually came ont with a divorco
and $18 besides. That was not all. Ho
had gained over an inch in chest meas?
urement owing to tho delightful nli
lnato, and hopo again danced in his ovo.
Why go to Dakota for your divorces?
Listen to tho siren voices of tho
Messrs. Prickctt & Dunn :
"Coutoiuplato tho picturosqueness of
Oklahoma's ever varying scenery, lior
fortilo Ileitis and blooming prairies,
fringed with beautiful groves and ribbed
with many a rippling brook, and thou
turn to tho bleak and storm swept plains
"Hero, surrounded by all the comforts
und conveniences of tho civilization of
older'states, nestles this newborn child
of tho republic in all her virgin beauty.
Hero almost in the center of the Union,
in nnsyrouuh of all our sister slates, you
may enjoy all the. luxuries of civiliza?
tion, while a comrade of tho pioneer
amid ihe tugged bounties of nature."
Another good feature wo must not
forget. Contending parties may board
at different places. There aro two good
boarding houses at Alvn?ono for plain?
tiffs and ouo for defendants.
There is a good hank thero also,
'which makes a specialty of paying ali?
mony and allows f> per cent on alimony
remaining six months or moro on do
Custody of children is awarded on
Tuesdays and Fridays. Railroads sell
divorco coupons. Spociul curs to large
divorce parties, with guido and a ill
davit man. Every at rent ion given to
Good livery tonms, turnouts nnd sad
dlo horses to misfit people from the cast.
Why go to DokotUi whoro you may
have to sit at tho sanio tahlo with the
corespondent when you may go to Okla?
homa anil havo a Utblo to yourself?
Excellent shooting cvorywhoro. Sov
erul Daltons, Yengcrs nnd Doolins still
remaining to oheer the eager sportsman
in or out of season.
Tho Messrs. Prickett & Dunn will
givo their clients letters of introduction
to leading outlaws.
Abandonment is made a vory good
ground for divorce in Oklahoma, nnd an
implied promise to he homo from read?
ing the election returns by lip. m. and
failuro to got homo beforo 1 a. in. has
been doclrtred by the court to ho aban?
donment within tho meaning of tho
statuto. (See McSwatt vorsus McSwatt,
First O. T. Roports, pago 87. Also
Maudy vorsus Mandy, snme volume,
pago 193, wherein Epworth, C. J., bold
that defendant refused to return from
her mother's to plaintiff's homo until
money was sent her for railroad faro nnd
sleeping car ticket, the court declared
that nftor throo weeks tho chargo of
abandonment set up by plaintiff was
good and valid. Again, in McNutt
versus McNutt, where defendant was
charged with deserting the tahlo repeat?
edly prior to the dessert, leaving plaintiff
alouo to faco her own pie, thocourt held
that this constituted dessertion within
These cases merely suggest how wido
open, freo and gladsomo is tho life in
Alva has 2,000 inhabitants, mostly
Oklahoma is indeed tho Mecca for
the married yot nnmatcd. It has a more
gentle climato than Dakota, nnd a ninn
can go thero as lato as Decenibor und
get a divorco in his duck trousers with?
out discomfort. Corespondents aro fre?
quently seen tit Alva making New Year's
calls in their shirt sleeves.
Viva Kersj'kes-Vcrnou, nee Miggs,
says that sho will bet her alimony for
six mouths that a bettor climate nover
grow outdoors than there is in Ok?
lahoma. Sho was ouo of the Messrs.
Prickett & Dunn's clients, class of
'93, and says she never felt better in
Divorces are procured without pain
One client writes to tho Messrs. us
"Beforo I got my divorco I suffered
tho perils of the d-d. I was ostra?
cized from good society and had to livo
in New Jersey. I went to tho United
States consnl there nnd begged him to
let mo return to America. 1 had sharp,
darting pains up and down tho spinal
"All at once I got n permit to go to
Oklahoma, where I heard that you wero,
but nnfortuuatoly could not raise tho
ready John, if yon will pardon a little
lapsus lazuli on my part.
"I then hoard that clients who wish?
ed a divorco conld bo treated at n dis
tauco through tho aid of your valuablo
homo treatment. I bought two of them
and was soon again a freo man. So was
my wife. We aro tho best of friends
and as happy as the day is long. On
long winter evenings I run over there,
and wo play domiuos for tho alimony.
"Sometimes wo play to see who shall
have tho custody of tho children.
"Wo both feol that we owo yon so
much. Go on, go on, you dear, sweet
things, is what wo both say.
"We are to have a doublo wedding
Thanksgiving day. My wife will marry
a gentleman friend, and I will marry his
dear old mother. So wo shall bo again
related by niarriago?wife and I. Won't
that bo jolly?
"Your climato is real good too."
Alva is on tho A. T. and S. F. R. R.
and but 1~ hours from Kansas City. It
is tho county scat of Wood county and
is n sort of what was once called tho
Cherokee outlet. It is right plumb in
tho heart of nature, and I havo taken
tho liberty of writing n few lines in
verse, touching on her great beauty and
freedom. I will pnt them in hero if I
hear no objection:
O Alva, down In Oklahoma,
Can it bo ymi do not know me?
Heart's so su<l and torn up
That I staid at homo from Europe
All that I might K" and seo
You und Oklahoma T. [Chorus.]
Seems to mo a little coarse
To do nothing but divorco,
Or become too passing fond
Of the wicked ooroapond.
The best people I have met
Look upon this with regret.
So, unless you desiro that I should
write poetry ubout yon, Alva, please try
to inaugurate an additional industry as
soon as yon can.
Arkansas had tho reputation of being
a sluggers' retreat, but sho has wipod
IN DAKOTA WITH A CORESPONDENT.
out that stain. So did Texas. Louisiana
hnd the uamo of harboring tho most gi?
gantic legalized robbery of the poor in
America, but sho has shaken it off and
reformed bountifully. Utah at ouo thuo
just seemed to gorgo herself with matri?
mony, and sumo of tho ablest elders of
the Mormon church, who raised seed
whiskers for Kansas, ran the connnbial
iuiiucss into tho ground, but it is past
now, and just ouo privnto wife upicco is
all that is permitted there.
Now lot Oklahourh, assoou as she can,
introduce other lines of business ami tho
cyclone and general rotation of crops,
abandon this divorco resource aud go in-,
to legitimato business. You can't afforu
it, good peoplu of tho Cherokee strip.
Let tho Cherokeo strip?I say, let tho
Cherokeostrip, provided tho polico don't
object, but down with this wicked and
dishonorable divorco invitation to im?
morality. Don't encourago married peo
plo to scparato because, forsooth, in an
unguarded moment their hearts or foet
may grow cold.
Good to Try on Others.
A white haired old gentleman entered
tho offlco of President John Kilgour of
tho Consolidated Street Railway com?
pany last week accompanied by a young,
well dressed chap with a bulging valise
in his hand. The old gentleman was
also accompanied . by a scheme and nn
invention, and ho proceeded to mako
both known to the busy man ho was
calling on without delay.
"Mr. Kilgour," said he, "I have a
patent car fender that I want you to
consider. It is my own invention, and
I believe solves tho problem of prevent?
ing accidents such us wo are daily read?
ing of in tho papers. I hnvo every confi?
dence in my patent nnd want you to
givo it a practical test. "
Mr. Kilgour nodded and turned about
in his chair.
"Certainly," said ho cheerfully, "wo
will bo pleased to do so. You say yon
have every confidence in tho invention,
and wo hope you havo found tho thing
wo aro looking for. It is n littlo rule
hero, however, that whenever an invent?
or comes with a patent fender ho is
asked to try it himself. I will scud you
down with my clerk here, aud yon may
put your fender on tho first car you see. j
Then let it run you down, and you can
Bhowhim iu a moment what a comploto
success your inveutiou is."
Tho old gentleman turned pale and
looked at tho other.
"I?I?well, tho fact is, I'm afraid I
would not be a good subject. But, I
daro say, my nephew horo would do
that," he said as soon as ho caught his
"Who? Me?" exclaimed the young
man. "Not much 1" And ho made a
break for the door.
"It always fetches thorn," remarked
the prosideut ns tho door closed behind
the visitors. "They havo every confi?
dence in their plans until wo ask them
to try them ; then they pass."?Cincin?
"Too Mean For Any thine."
"Papa is just too mean for anything,"
said tho girl in bhie bitterly.
"What's the matter?" asked tho girl
in gray. \
"Well, of course yon heard of my
"Oh, yes, of course. Wasn't that just
"No, it wasn't," returned tho girl in
"Why, I thought it was," said tho
girl in gray in surprise. "I heard thut
"And that your father was chasing
all ovor the country for you."
"Well, he wasn't. Ho acted just as
mean as ho could about it."
"What did ho do?"
"Ho didn't do anything. I thought
ho'd make an awful fuss and got the
story in all the papers, and then peoplo
would have talked about our romanco
and we'd have been somebody. But ho
didn't make any fuss about it at all."
"That was strange," said tho girl in
"It wns more than strange. It was
downright mean. It just spoiled all tho
effect of tho elopement. And that wasn't
tho meanest part of it either."
"What elso did ho dor"
"When we caino back and tried to
get up a littlo something dramatic by
walking into tho parlor and announcing
that wc were man and wife, ho spoiled
it all by just looking up from his paper
and saying, 'Well, that lots mo out of
tho cost of a wedding, doesn't it?' Why,
I was so disappointed that I almost
He is a chnrmiug littlo fellow of 4,
pretty in his ways, good to look at, bnt
ob naughty as they are made. Ho sat on
tho bottom stop, kicking his fat legs
and refusing utterly to oboy his father,
who had told him to go up stairs sev?
eral times in increasing degreos of se?
verity. After a fow minutes of this
clashing of wills his exasperated young
parent picked him up somcwhnt sud?
denly, carried him up and qft him down
very firmly on a chnir in his room, wont
out aud shut the door. Silonco reigned.
Not a sound from him for at least half
an hour. Then the door was opened, and
a swoct littlo voico called out: "Fathor,
have you got over your tantrum yet?
For I should like to como down. "?
The Illcyclo Girl.
She glides like u dream from my vision
In the morning nil dewy nnd gray.
A nymph from the gardens Elysiun,
She dnshos nnd Hashes away,
Past mendows nnd groves where the singing
Of birds nil melodious swells.
My heart hears the silvery ringing
Of tho beautiful bicycle bolls.
She's u bicycle, bicycle girl,
With hair of the loveliest curl.
She's fresher than clover;
My heart she rides over.
She's n bicycle, bicycle girl.
Her checks with tho crimson is glowing,
With all that the rose could Impart;
Tho broexo, tlie mad wanton, is blowing
A kiss and a curl to my heart.
Past meadows where wild birds nre winging
Their way, over velvety dells,
the glides with n ravishing ringing
Of the silver* bicycle bells.
She's n bicycle, bicycle girl,
With hair of the loekiest curl.
She's fresher than clover;
Jly heart she rides over.
She'it u bicycle, bicycle girl.
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Count Tolstoi Says Tliey Are the Two
Moat Ilmtal Nations.
Count Tolstoi says the English and
Zulus should both bo bracketed together
as the two most brutal nations on earth.
Both worship their musole, and while
tho Zulus go about naked all day long,
English women strip themselves half
naked before they dine.
Tho count wishes ho had time to writo
a book about thorn and their brutality.
Apropos, some 0110 has found time to
writo a book about tho count, and it
promises revelations. This person is a
lady who lived for ten years as govern?
ess in Iho Tolstoi family.
The following story is told about tho
protended vegetarianism: "The old
count always demauded that vegetarian
dishes should be brought to tho tablofor
him, while his wifo and tho rest of tho
family ato beefsteaks und other flesh
"It often happened that the conntess
would put n littlo chicken on her hus?
band's plnte, bnt he, with indignant
looks, would push it back, murmuring:
'No, I will not oat meat Absolutely, I
will not.' But I have often surprised him
going to tho sideboard for a pieco of ronst
beef which tho evening beforo ho had
solemnly refused nt table. Tho carnivo?
rous instinct having boeu nwakenod, tho
enormous picco of moat would bo swal?
lowed in ono bito by this apostle of veg?
etarianism. "?Now York World Lottor.
She Left Her Card.
Some timo ngo, in passing through
fr. churchyard in Lancashire, I saw a
number of flower wreaths on a newly
mado grave. Ono among others had a
card attached on which was written,
"With Mrs. -'s deep sympathy,"
and printed in tho corner, "At home on
Fridays. "?London Spectator.
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