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Three men at Stigler drank
.lemon extract and died tho next
day. That twonty-ono year pro-
hibition olnuBO will lead many a
man to his grave yot.
An examiner from Washington
is at Muskogeo investigating tho
ohorges mado by Clarence B.
Douglas againBt Judge Raymond.
It is a star chamber affair.
Rev. E. T. Higason. ox-pastor
of the Baptist churoh at Wilbur
ton has filr d suit iigainst Louis
Rookett foi 510,000, alleging de
famation of character.. Rookett
is clork of tho Baptist church at
Wiiburton. Tho suit was filed in
tho Federal court at South MoAl
ester While skating on tho ico at
Dixon Duranfs lake yesterday,
Cliff Paullin foil against his
brother's (Lewis) iron skates and
nut a cash to tho bono and two
inches long in hia loft leg.?
Ho was brought to 'town and
sowed up. The wound while soro
is not very painful.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to extend my heartfelt
and most sincero thanks to the
tho good people of Durant who
wero so gond, thoughtful and at
tentive during tho illness and
death of my wife, Mrs. M. C
Horton. You could not have
been more kinder and faithful,
more considerate and noig,.ioorly,
and words fail mo to express my
gratitude and thanks for your
kindness. Rest assured that I
shall long cherish a fond re
membrance of yu. Again allow
mo to thonk you, and again.
Dr. y. A. Horton.
Foley's Honey and Tar cures
the cough caused by attaok of la
grippe. It heals tho lungs. For
sale by O. L Shannon.
hoy aro not wanted at
any price, and it should
be the same with bad per
fumes, toilet preparations
and soaps. In this day and
time it nlways pays to got
tho best of overything tho
best is tho ohoapest. That's
why wo spoak to you about
tho excollont and superior
lino of perfumes, toilet prep
arations and soaps we aro
now selling. You neod
thorn and need thorn overy
day. Then why not get tho
bestthe bost is none too
good for our customers.
' Phone .85,
jypfi DP l, m a $
MAY GUT IT OUT
Sonato May Agroe to Loavo Out
Now Moxioo and Admit Ok
lahoma and Indian Ter.
STATEHOOD MAY COME YET
Members of tho Sonato Endoavor
to Roach an Agreement with
House Members, on
- tho Bill.
Washington, Fob. 15. Con
foronceB among tho mombois of
tho sonato havo boon in progress
looking to an ajroomont to ao
copt the decision of tho House of
tho statehood bill if that body
should dotermino upon amonding
it to admit only Oklahoma and
Indian Territory asono State and
oliminato all that part whioh ro
tates to Now Mexico.
Tho oIobo vote in tho "senate
over tho proposition to admit Ar
izona and Now Moxioo as one
State Beems to proolude tho pos
sibility of an agreement in rogard
to those Territories. At the time
tho demand for tho admission of
Oklahoma and Indian Territory
has boon so great that thero is a
disposition to como to an agree
ment that would save that por
tion of tho bill.
A BLACK RING
Copyright, ISM, by T C Mi i l-r.t
While tho crow of twelve nvrt of the
trading brig Wnndcicr weut .-.shore
one night in August, IS, to Invo n
fenst with King John, who rurod ovor
soveii islands of the l'aumotu group,
south Pacific, I was left alone aboard
to keep anchor watch.
It v as about 0 o'clock In tho evening
when the men pulled asboro in tho
ynwl, nnd the shouting and laughing
nnd the bonflrcs wero evidences that
the entertainment began almost at
once. It had Just grown fully dark
when King John and about fifty of his
subjects came alongside In their ca
noes and clambered on board. Beforo
I could ask any questions I was knock
ed down and had my feet and ankles
securely tied. Nono of them deigned
to explain what was going on, but tn n
few minutes I picked up sufficient to
satisfy mo that tho men ashoro bad
been overpowered and that King John
proposed to got the brig up tho river,
which emptied Into the bay Just there.
There was water enough to float her,
but our captain had preferred on out
side nnchorago for obvious reasons.
King John played fair with the trad
era only when thero was no opportuni
ty for treachery.
Tho tide was running out rather
strong, but In their hurry to get pos
session tho natives either overlooked
the fact or thought they wero strong
enough to overcome It A long two
Inch rope, which they had either
bought or stolen from some craft, was
mado fast to tho brig's bows; and tho
canoes took tho free end; then they
began work at the Iron cable; but, not
knowing how to unshackle It, they
presently grew Impatient, and King
John ordered mo cast loose to do tho
work. I got a hammer and drovo out
the shackle pin.
Tho canoes were ulmost In Hue under
I iuu tuuiu, luiu, no it ivtia uuouHLAitu ui
mOSt at the windlass and when out of
tho hawser hole ns If pulled by a steam
engine, flvo or six canoes wero upset
and a scoro of natives mora or less hurt.
As their tow rope straightened out
there was a grand yell for the ranocs
to go nhoad, but tho brig started
down tho bay stem first and pulled
tho lot of them after her. I sneaked
aft and put the wheel over and lashed
It, nnd flvo minutes later tho brig
swung around until her bows pointed
down tho bay.
I Tho natives wero all mora or less un-
('dor tho Influence of tho keg of rum
which went ashoro with the crew, and
I when tho brig stnrted off with them
i they became at first hilarious and then
panic stricken. Pretty soon they all
scrambled aboard and began to weep
! and howl llko n lot of children. A ship
! was a mysterious thing to them, and
that ono should run awny with them
i without having sail set was something
to mystify them still further. They
I could bnva escaped to tho shore in their
1 canoes, but they did not want to uban-
i don their prize. King John caught
; sight of me and threatened me with in
stant death if I did not tako tho brig
back to her anchorage. I told him that
only tho captain could do this, and,
(hough knives and clubs wero flour
ished, they Anally decided to spare my
An offshore breeze helped us down
the bay, and in half an hour wo were
at tran. It was a quiet night, but there
ws a ,blfr ground sweM rolling. In frpiu.
porno storm at sea, and the brig hadn't
played seesaw very long before Uicre
was a terribly sick crowd aboard. She
heaved nnd rolled with Just tho motion
to mako a landsman's stomach try to
1 run awny from him. It struck mo that
I must keep tho advantage tlint clr
cumstanco had placed In my hands.
t ir our men Hart not been murdered out
oi uanu, mere might ho n way to savo
It occurred to mo that my (lrst movo
snouid bo to hunt fur rum. Wo had
plenty of It aboard, as t found In over
hauling tho lazaretto, nnd I broke out
a keg nnd rolled It on deck. Every nn
tlvo welcomed It with n yell and could
not get at Its contents fast enough. In
half nn hour I saw that tho whole
crowd would keep It up until dead
drank, and I quietly withdrew and be
gan to bunt up ropo. At tho end of nn
hour tho last of tho natives bad flopped
down on deck, nnd then I spent a full
hour tying tho WTetched lot hand and
foot. It was 10 o'clock at night cro I
had finished, and t then went down to
tho captain's cabin and turned In and
slept through tho balance of tho night,
knowing that tho brig was all right
and that nono of my prisoners could re
lease themselves oven If they sobered
off. I slept like a top until nn hour
after daylight, when the first of tho
natives sobered op and began yelling.
It wasn't ton minutes beforo the whole
crowd was hooting away.
I got such sail on tho brig as I could
handle and stood back for the boy and
tho Island and two hours later got
sight of our whole crow coming out In n
canoe to meet me. They bad been mado
prisoners and wero to be killed, but
when It was known that I bad run off
with King John and his cabinet the
natives ashoro became afraid and re
leased the sailors.
To say that captain and :row wore
pleased when they got aboard and
saw how things stood Is drawing It
mild. Everybody got n rope end nnd
sailed In on tho crowd of blacks, and
each and every one was basted until he
howled for mercy ten times over. Then
King John was given an alternative.
It was either to load us with two t
tons of copra, barks, roots and sandal
wood within three days or bo carried
off to Singapore, and he did not hesi
tate two minutes In making ft. choice.
I The freight was forthcoming, and ho
, waved us adieu, and It was years after
i that before he dared to indulge In lios.
i tile action against another trader.
, M. QTJAD.
vNO REGULAR ROMEO.
Hoeh Says All His Marriages Vcro
Chicago, Feb. IE. Discussing his
matrimonial alliances, Ooliann Hoch
said each was a business proposition
He says he Is not a regular Romeo.
"I havo no love for womra AVhen I
found they had mony I went after
them. I advertised for omcn over
forty-Jive years old. I found thty
were easier to sopnrntei from thtlr
money. Flattery was my chief Btock.
You can win a woman quicker that
nay than any other."
LOOKED FOR CLERK.
Custodian of a Ballot Dox That Was
Wanted by Democrats.
Denver, Feb. 15. Deputies from the
sheriffs office and detectives from po
lice headquarters searched the city
for Junn de Dlos Montcz, county clerk
of Huernfano county, who while In
the custody of tho sergeant nt arms
of the legislative committee Investi
gating the gubernatorial contest es
caped from a Itlo Grande train and
disappeared In the darkness Monday
night. Sergeant at Arms Valnecourt,
acting under Instructions o$ Chairman
Griffith of the committee, was return
ing to YValsenburg with Montez for
the purpose of compelling him to pro
duce before tho committee the ballot
box of precinct S3 of Huorafano coun
ty, where the Democrats charge as
tounding frauds In the interest of the
"III A A PA l-MWAfl
fir HI r I lArll
iM. A. Waits & Company.!
Whatever Induced my parents to sad
dle mo with tho name under which I
have staggered through life I am at A
loss to know. Tho surnamo Pretty
man is enough In itself for one person
to bear, but when prefixed by Dawes
ftnnrfnrv Hi a imitm f mntlii'd
brothcr-lt Is next to unbearable. How
ever, I can say what few can Bay my
namo has been tho rudder which has
steered my llfo's bark.
What at first called my attention to
the Incubus under which I was des
tined to Rtaggcr wero tho puns I en
dured in childhood. I was told at
least onco n week that If I made as
pretty n man as boy I would bo on
Adonis. When I came to an age to bo
an object of Interest to young girls
punning on my name burst Into a
flame. In ono year, having mado a
noto of tho different puns thrown nt
tnc, I counted twenty of "There's u
dear ring to If," twenty-four, "It's n
rcry endearing name;" eighteen, "I'll
wear my heart upon my sleeve for
daws to peck nt," while the different
puns on Prettyman numbered fifty
six. It was this part of my nnme that
Joclded my career. From my youth I
realized that I could not afford to em
brace an ordinary, especially an ef
feminate, career. For Instance, it
would novcr do for mo to stand behind
a counter nnd sell ribbons to ladles. I
was trying to think of some occupa
tion especially manly when tho Spanish-American
war broke out. Here was
my opportunity. I enlisted and went
with my regiment to Santiago.
After the first light I was mado a
corporal, but was at onto reduced to
the ranks to enable the captain to
pun on my nnmc. "Ile'd mako a pret
ty mnn for a corporal," he said sardon
ically. "Nominate some ono else." But
In the next fight nil the "non coins"
wero killed off, nnd I wns again put
forward. This time my namo saved
me. The captain had been killed, nnd
tho first llcutcnnnt (promoted) recom
mended me for lieutenant In order to
get n pun off to tho colonel.
"Whom would you recommend?'' ask
ed that officer.
"I think I know n pretty good man,
rolonel," replied the captain.
"Well, who Is It?"
"Dawes Decrlng Picttyman," replied
the captain, looking very knowing.
In a few minutes the colonel saw the
point, burst into a laugh and said "By
Jove, but you'ro bright! I'll see that
he Is appointed."
Ono night I was sent for to report in
person to the colonel, no told mo that
tho general had asked him to rcconi-
mend tho best man In bis regiment for
nn Important daring service. lie had
decided on me, nnd I knew that It was I
to enable him to get the captain's pun '
off on tho general. He ent me to bri
gade headquarters with a note. When
tho general read it, he burst Into a
"Well, Mr. Prettyman," ho said, "tho
colonel soys that you may not bo his
best man, but you're n pretty man, nnd
he thinks you'll make a pretty good
man. Bright man, your colonel."
I made no reply aloud, but ground
my teeth and said Inwardly, "I'll do
something to stop this business or die."
The same night I wont Into tho ene
my's lines, found a path by which wo
might get to the base of a fortified hill
we wanted nnd returned to the gen
eral wllii my report,
"General," I said, "as a leward for
my service, wmcu is wimout me line
of duty-thnt Is, uluntnr. I claim the
right to command the force of which I
must he the guide to the rear of the
He thought a moment, then his face
llghte 1 up. Seizing n pen, be wrote n
noto to the general commanding, stat
ing my claim, my reasons, and recom
mending me cordially, ending with the
words. "Hc'b the prettiest man In th
Ji-ioi,,.. e,?,. tin, worl;" ticr iitiHih'
We have put in a full line of
staple groceries. Our line of Dry
Qoods is larger than ever before
We a-e fixed for the farmer and
his family better than ever before.
Goods right, prices right. You
are welcome here : : : : :
d. r. AtKison, Manager.
A. B. SCARBOROUGH
JAS. R. McKINNEY,
Capital Stock $Ioo,ooo
Surplus and Profits, $25,000
Deposits Over a Quarter
of a Million.
Courteous and Liberal
Extended to All of
his noto over thrco times, chuckling ev
ery time, ho handed It to me and told
mo to take It to tho general in chief.
Tho general In chief was too Intent on
the work io bo dono to remark upon
tho pun, and I congratulated myself
that this time I would escape I was
doomed to disappointment.
At 2 o'clock hi the morning I led a
battalion around by the path I had dis
covered, attacked tho hill In rear an
attack in their front being made at tho
sound of iny guiis aud carried tho fort,
i I was commended In orders by tho
commander In chief, who ended his
commendation as follows:
Lieutenant Prettyman Is not only Pret
tyman. but a pretty bravo man. nnd has
ilonn u pretty good work for his country
By this time I had got ahead of my
name, or, rather, that desire to be con-
, sldcred witty which overpowered my
I superiors, nnd was rapidly promoted
i from ono giadc to another. When wo
returned to tho United Stntes I com
j mnuded my regiment.
But all tho sufferings from my pecul
iar namo I endured In Cuba wero des
tined to bo atoned for in ono sweeping
revenge. Tho general who had lecora
mended me as fitted to command tho
attack on tho fort we captured upon J in smoke without protection any
reaching home In order to get off his time. Nothing but tho befit com
favorito pun, Insisted on introducing m.!M11M ,...
me to his family. He did ;o. flourish-
Ing the pun with great gusto. Ills
dnug'iter look It Into her head to fall
in Ioe with me, and In time I got etcn
with her father In- trlvIiiL' lipr llio num.. I
of Mrs. Dawes Decrlng Prettyman.
; Tnklni: the namo Into his fauillv
nearly broke the old general's heart.
And now that my son Is coming on IiIh
grandfather would rather bear a
shrieking shell than some wit say tu
the boy, "If jou make as pretty a
The punster never get any further
The general's roars are more, terrify
inc than his cuns wore nt Snjitimm
No, not yet, but it may como
it always comes when least ox
pootod. People who aro in busi
ness or own thoic own botes
should by all means pret protec
tion and get it now Regrets for
negligence will not bring baok
your property after it has boon
It costs no more to insure in
the old lino companies that pay
their losses promptly. It costs
but little at all to insure whea
you consider that vou ranv o-n nn
I1' u "u ,rJ"'-wm';u'
Office in tho Nows Building
1 hmc .').
Wo havo a- rrothlng ex
tra fine in Pickles,
Sauces, Mustards , Cher
ries, Preserves, Jellies,
Olives, and Catsup.
With your next order in
clude thoso and yow will
find thorn most oxoll in t.
The News $
I Jim Maddux, of Denison, wa
j hore today.
Burton Richards was in the
city today from Bennington.
Henry Coopor, of Stigler, was
here today on business.
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