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TOPE K A STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 3,1907.
WILLOWBIRD CAN it be that the American Sirl is becoming weary of marrying the impecunious noble of foreign blood and is going to turn over a new leaf and wed the real American nobleman noble red man who need never be impecu nious and who is not much darker in tint than the average Spanish or Ital ian nobleman?' In marrying young Hilario Willowbird. heir to the chief tainship of the Moqul Indians. Miss Marion Lush of Brooklyn has follow ed the example of many other' Ameri can girls who have found their ideals in the dusky skinned natives of this continent. Miss Lush is a trained nurse, a graduate of the New York State Training school. Among her hospital acquaintances was Ked Kagle, a young Indian who was preparing for a career as a nurse. Red Eagle often talked of his picturesque life at home and frequently mentioned his school chum, Hilario Willowbird. When, after graduation. Miss Lush went to Arizona with a patient, one of the first persons she met was this same young Willowbird. He had the good fortune to rescue her under rather romantic circumstances from a band of drunken Apaches, and a friendship sprang up between the two. Miss Lush is slender, delicate looking ' and girlish, while young Willowbird is a fine type of physical ' development. His eyes are deep gray, and he has a ! sunny smile and a ready wit He' dresses in American fashion and looks not unlike a very tanned and athletic j member of a crack college football j team. When Miss Lush returned home, young Willowbird, who is a clever dancer, accepted the offer of an j agent to join the band of Moquis who i are at Coney Island this summer in a j representation of the famous tribal ' ' OST women nowadays are not content to be penned in one place all summer long. It is too dull for one rea son, and for another the modern wo man is, above all, a traveler. Then, if still another reason is need ed, one's ward- l robe furnishes that excuse. It's impossible to go from June to October without some changes and repairs. New clothes are the excuse for many a trip to town. One meets one's friend and has lunch on the roof garden or terrace of some hotel, where vines and flow ers make a Lunch on the roof garden, prettily design ed fairyland, and the subdued music of a string or chestra makes one forget the prices on the menu. Then, too, it's rather good to see uome men again hardworking' crea tures! There were ten of them on the roof of a big hotel the other even ing. They were gathered in a cozy circle around the only woman In our Bet who had the. good sense to stay in town. Be it said, she is having the time of her life! In the circle were several " devoted husband3 and fathers who did not seem to be drooping as they should with their families away and their homes done up in linen and moth balls. It occurs to me that man is an adaptive "critter." Put him in almost any circumstances and surroundings, and after he has turned around a few times he manages to make himself quite cozy. Woman, on the other hand But then, let us leave her alone and talk instead of what I came up to town for dress. No matter how carefully you pick out your summer wardrobe there is sure to be some mistake in it. You realize this with rage in your heart as you watch some woman strut around clad in the very thing you should be wearing yourself, and that she knows you should be wearing, which makes it worse. Oh, the gall and bitterness of realis ing you should have had your dress made in a black and whie pin stripe Instead of a navy blue! Some Wlid. Ivi VUl,1 yd m HAVE DKREGARDEDf mmiX rWW 8 lm Red men J IIII - ft- :.fc"45wJ I - '-pv sit- --v a -- fWCJ li'l; i Klj&liv lliU I MBS. WLOWBlRD,NEE tUSH ' m WILLOWBIRD'S snake liance. The uncle and aunt of young Wiiiovvbird also accepted an en gagement and took their children with them, it being not unusual for the civilized Indian thus thriftily to sup plement his government income. When the party arrived in Brook lyn young Willowbird immediately hunted up his fair white friend, and so successful was his suit that the couple are now husband and wife. Some mis taken notions of the up to date In dian will be shattered when it is told that the bridegroom's mother, sister and many Indian friends sent letters i and telegrams of congratulation. Young Willowbird has traveled abroad and is quite capable of taking care of himself, even in the white man's coun try. In the fall, or possibly next spring, the couple will migrate west ward with the object of attending to certain of the bridegroom's business interests. If Mrs. Willowbird likes the country they will settle in Arizona or 1 To be sure, there are the August sales where one may exercise one's second judgment and buy the right thing after all at one-third the origi nal price. But are the late summer sales worth while? I am more and more of the opinion that they are not. Tou simply get the least desirable styles that are left over, and you are spending money that should be devoted to fall clothes with a capital C. The wise woman looks ahead and never behind. ! ? So take my advice. Don't go near the sales and you won't be tempted. In the meantime a few very early fall styles are being shown in waists and tailor mades, and they may, perhaps, serve as a hint to the wise woman who starts in early planning and mak ing her clothes. A whole lot of black is going to be worn, and one French model in cloth which was shown to me had a vest embroidered in vivid royal blue and a collar and fancy cuffs of the same brilliant shade. This is a very Frenchy combination with black. By the way, any one who doesn't think blue can be loud ought to look at the new shades, which are a wonderful blending of Alice, cobalt and ultrama rine. They are perfectly stun ning and look equally well on blond and bru nette. Of course you will want a taf feta waist this fall, a black one 'or practical wear, and why not make it now? Many wo men find this dull black try ing to the com plexion, so let She created a furore. me give you a hint which I stole from an im ported waist. Choose a pattern which is rather plain in front, consisting of perpendicular tucks stitched flat. In to each of these let us say five plaits slip a tiny cording of plaid silk. I assure you the effect is stun ning, particularly when the waist is worn with the tiniest of plaid bows to match. For blonds the plaid may be blue and green, while brunettes may rejoice in a touch of the coral shades. - e If I were a man it seems to me I would ray more attention to how my Colorado, after paying a visit to her husband's parents, who live in New Mexico. The romance of Miss Lush and Mr. Willowbird was paralleled by that of Miss Lukemans, the beautiful sister of the well known sculptor, who recently married Vincent Napolish, a young engineer, also a full blooded Indian. It is a notable fact that marriages be tween white women and Indian men are on the increase, as any one who has traveled in the southwest will tell you. One reason for this is found in the increasing prosperity of the In- dian. Far from being a penniless blan keted savage, one often finds him well dressed, mannered and educated, with a business aptitude that leads one seriously to wonder whether, after all, some of the blood of the traditional "lost tribes' does not flow in his veins. Thanks to Uncle Sam, every Indian young man or woman starts life with a. modest capital, and luck. summer Pasfiion Observations and a Confession future wife dressed than to anything else about her. Taste is such a sure sign of character. As a matter of fact, men look at a girl's eyes and hair, and I Av " J- ' jrZ. " &-' - ' ' "I Wm : ' fp7 Arr - - 7 ' - I mi& L , z.'Zr.? ' - " Pig rS& ' '- - tmi , " V t 4i I -. - ,(.SrV-ci' I' k - M jK? i i vv ifi ( ' S7 A LOVER'S FANCY If I could be this luscious grape by beauty's ivories bitten. I'd not object to . being mashed since I'm already smitten ! thrift and enterprise have in many cases helped to make this capital a substantial fortune. On the various Indian claims oil, minerals, valuable timber, etc., have contributed to make some owners wealthy at a bound, while in other cases the sagacious red skin has accumulated wealth by turn ing his lands into building lots with which to tempt the confiding paleface who follows close tipon the heels of every land boom. Many of the most prosperous ranchmen and farmers of the southwest are Indians, it being a notable fact that the modern abo rigines are often more progressive in their agricultural methods than are their white neighbors. The latest ideas in farming implements and ma chinery and - the newest methods of cultivating crops are all. eagerly tested by him. Instead of living -in a tepee "poor Lo" is quite likely to possess a high art villa of the: latest style sup plied with every modern convenience, and woe to the luckless contractor who is caught tripping, for the young men of the reservations are - au fait in everything that relates to building and the other trades. This alertness is due to the practical courses given at the government schools. Also, you may be sure that Mrs. Lo then after they are married wonder why on earth their wives can't have style like other women. There are some people born good will have the latest things in ranges and stationary tubs and steam heat and cooking utensils, while, though her taste may be a trifle too vivid for the Rue de la Paix, she is most particu lar that her dressmaker and milliner shall supply the latest fashions from the frontier towns. -There are, pro portionately, more 'people in Oklaho ma and Indian Territory who ride in automobiles than anywhere else in the United States, and no house is considered furnished without . a tele phone. There is no reason why this should surprise any one, for if it is possible to elevate the black savage of the African jungle to civilization and citizenship in a hundred years, why wonder at the civilized red man. who is of a superior race and has had infinitely more time, money and trou ble expended on him by his beneficent protectors? . - . - Many persons believer tjjat the" Indian problem is to be solved finally by in termarriage. Although the govern ment classes as such any one who can lay claim to the slightest strain of Indian blood there are today very few real Indians. In the Cherokee Nation- there are only about 2 per cent of . pure blood, in the Choctaw about 7 per cent, while in the Seneca Na dressers and others who couldn't look anything else but badly put together no matter who made their clothes. One of the poorest girls I know- was tion there are practically no full blood Indians. With that aptitude which has always characterized them where their own interests are concerned the red skins have been quick to see that it is those- Indians in whose veins flows a strain of Caucasian blood or who have allied themselves with the white race that succeed best in the struggle for place and prosperity. : n ? One of the most notable examples of this is the famous Quanali' Parker, whose mother, Cynthia Parker, was a white woman and whose father was a full blooded Comanche chief. If hot a millionaire, Parker is very near to the mark. He lives -in a handsome two and a half story house on his big ranch at the foot of the Wichita mountains, near Fort Sill, Tex., and the remain ing one of his seven wives is most strictly up to date in everything re lating to dress and housekeeping. His daughters are sent to a fashionable boarding school, and their father is most particular that they sliall have all educational trimmings in the way of music, dancing, painting, etc. The Misses Parker are good looking young wonien and it is safe to say that if they choose to ally themselves with any of the young braves of the tribes tHey may look for a distinctly un pleasant quarter of an hour when the fact is announced to their indulgent parent. Parker is the governor of the Comanches, and it. is suspected that it is his ambition to occupy a seat in the United States senate. He has all his race's aptitude for politics, and absolutely the belle of a dance she went to. She made herself a little low necked frock of red dotted swiss trimmed with a dollar's worth of very narrow ribbon, and she created a furore. Other girls rustling by in silks. and chiffons had to be content with such partners as she chose to leave them. The same girl makes a black tailor made do for two or three seasons, and she looks stunning in it too. Her hair is always neatly waved (she does it up overnight), and it is crowned with a big black hat bent at a most fetching angle. The fact that a big black bow constitutes the only trimming is ap parent only after you have looked twice. The whole costume is kept so spick and span and is in such excel lent taste you don't bother going into details. When I see a girl of limited means parading around in a soiled (which it is bound to be the second or third time she wears it) pale pink or blue hat I feel sorry for her lack of judgment, but sorrier still for the man who will marry her and be forced to supply the money for her , faded, trashy frippery. Pale pinks and pale blues are all very well, but they are not for lean purses or to wear in the boiling sun and summer dust. Next to self respect vanity is the most important asset a woman can have, but a vanity which wants to make her look spick and span and lovely on all occasions, not only in the evening, but on the street shopping and in her own home with no one to see her but her husband and the chil dren.. Speaking of vain women, have I ever told you the story of a friend who ' quite worshiped her appearance and was taken so ill every one thought she was dying? One day as her weeping relatives were gathered around her, and she lay j burning with fever, her dull eyes gaz ing off into space, she suddenly show ed signs of intense irritation and be gan shoving the covering away from her. It was a pretty affair, pink, all flowered over with roses, and no one could understand her actions. But finally thinking it was some delirious working of her brain they took it away, and" then to their surprise she began to make violent motions in the direction of the closet. They opened it and found another quilt there, which they placed on the bed, as she seemed very much pleased at the sight of it. Afterward when she was well again they asked her what on earth she meant. . "Well, you see, she explained, "it suddenly came .over me as I lay there how very yellow I must look, and then I caught sight of the roses in the his. popularity among his own peoplt . is such that if the Indian vote -wer sufficient he would g to Washington" without question.- lie in " now about sixty years ,of age, but. his deyotion to the white , mother , who died in his childhood is shown by ,th fact that, an . oil painting of her occupies th place of honor- in his mansion.. ' 1 t ' General Pleasant Porter is accounted one of the wealthiest and most in fluential men 'of Indian .bloods It is said of him tjiat he has done 'for Ms race what Booker T. Washington , has done for the negro." He comes of sturdy stock, his white great-grandfather having been one of the Porters of Pennsylvania. General Porter was an officer in the civil war and has held many responsible posts under the gov ernment. He is president of a rail road and connected .with many indus trial enterprises for the development of the southwest.- - His wife is a charming and highly educated whit lady and his daughters are refined and Cultivated young women, one of them a college graduate and the other the alumnus of a fashionable eastern finishing school. Like the Pennsyl vania Porters, who are of Scotch-Irish ancestry, this Indian representative of the family is a : stanch Presbyterian, an elder in the -church at Muskogee, the town in Indian Territory in which he resides. General . Porter has been twice married, his present wife being a native of St. Louis. - ... Dr. Charles A. Eastman, formerly agency physician at Pine Ridge, S. D., and a well known writer; on Indian subjects, in 1891 .-married in New Tork a well known . literary woman and educator, Miss Elaine Goodale, and although he is a Sioux Indian and . never attended school until he was in his teens the marriage has' been ap parently a very happy one. Of late years Dr. Eastman has devoted his time to the practice of medicine and to literature. The Eastmans now re side in Amherst, Mass. Charles Curtis, who represents Kan sas in the United States senate. Is a member of the Kaw tribe, his mother having been a quarter breed. He and. his ' children have on this account received allotments of . government land ' " .. Curtis' wife is a , white woman, for merly Miss Baird of Topeka. Dr. Eliphalet Wright, governor of the Choctaws( is wedded to a white woman, as was his father before him. Dr. Wright,- who is a practicing phy sician, was married in 1888 to Miss Ida Belle Richards of St. Louis. His father, the Rev. Allen Wright, a full blooded Choctaw, married a white woman missionary from Dayton, O. In earlier days it often happened that white children captured by the Indians in their raids on the settle ment were brought up as savages and married into the tribe. One of the most noted examples of this-was Eu nice Williams of the Roger Williams family, who was captured at the Deer field massacre. One of her descend ants, Soaring Dove of the Abenaki tribe, lives now with her Indian hus band in the redskins colony in lower Hudson, and Thompson streets. New Tork. Many prominent Mexicans and South Americans who have married women of pure Caucasian blood are of the Indian race.' Among these may be mentioned President Diaz of Mexi co, who is said to be half Indian. Former Presidents ' Hidalgo and Juarez were both reputed to be full blooded Indians. MARION GRAHAM. quilt, and I remembered how they say pink always makes a sallow person look sallower, so I couldn't have that, of course! The other quilt in the closet was yellow, and you know that clears the complexion wonderfully. So now you have it." I only know of one thing vainer. It was the self conscious girl of fourteen who had to leave school on account of a bad sore throat. The family doctor thought it might be diphtheria and said he would be in as early as possible the next morning to sec her. Every time she waked in the night the sick girl thought about it. He would be in early in the morning be fore they had time to fix her up per haps. " How perfectly awful! At ls.st the vain little thing couldn't stand it any longer. At half past 5 An immaculately clad patient. she crawled out to the bathroom, brushed her teeth, bathed, powdered her face and curled her hair, tying it with two long pale blue ribbons; then, crawling painfully to the bureau drawer, she extracted therefrom her newest nightgown and put that on. When the doctor came in at 7 o'clock he found a most immaculate, not to say coquettishly clad, little pa tient her pulse was galloping madly in the fever region, and she hardly knew him. She had diphtherfa all right, but her hair was. combed and tied with blue ribbons. The most of this story is that, like that one about the quilts, it's abso lutely true! That vain little minx was Tour sincere friend, ' - New Tork. , LIKE A MAN. "Williams has sent his wife to the country for his health." "His health?", "Tes; he said it was the only way he could get rid of his CsicoldJ."