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ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.
C. N’. Payne is slowly recovering from a severe illness. Mrs. H. lirarnlstt accompanied by her daughter Mrs. Frank Turner, ar rived last .Saturday from Phoenix, where she has spent a year in an ef fort to recover her health. Mr, and Mrs. Wm. Pettis of Mad rid, are here visiting her mother Mrs Ed Orr, and the races, Mrs. F. C. Brown and little daugh ter of Colorado Springs, joined her husband F. Brown, last Thursday. Mrs. K, C. Penman left last Sun day for San Francisco, and other Cal ifornia points. John Kenney who came here from Canton, ()., for his health, was ap pointed substitute mail carrier last week. We wish him success, Johnie MeAdow is assistant starter at the spring races. Ernsst Slaughter mail carrier of Santa Fe. graduated with high Iron ors during the High School commence ment exercises which were held at the t (p«ra House in Santa Fe Friday. Four constituted the graduating class. Waller Hamilton of Sanantnne, X. M., stopped over a few days while en route to the Portland fair. Win Douglass left last Saturday fortirand Canon, Aria., where he has accepted a position with the Harvey Eating House Perry Johnson of Colorado Springs is here with a siring of fine horses to start in the spring race*. NEITHER FISH NOR BIRD. Jed Brooke Finally Found Proper Defi nition of Osteopath. The following story comes from York Harbor. Mr “Say. ycr know thet lltferrmry chap thet bed the Furness cottage up on the hill two years ago last summer— Mark Twain, I b'lleve they called lm. Gee! ye*d never think ter look at lm thet he could write books! Wtl. he uster come over ter my house an set fer hour< to a time while 1 spun yarns an 1 told lm abaoul York folks an’ thlngv Seemed ter ho reel soclble like —liked to ter smoke an* talk, an* joke with an old fool like me “Wal. one day he comes ter me look !r* kind o' worried Ilka, an’ his hair was all ruffled tip like he’d been aout Ir. a stiff nor Vaster, an’ he ser. ‘Cap’t Brooks, can you tell me If there Is an osteopath at the harbor?' Wei.* so* I. the' mebbe, but I ain’t never ketched one on 'em. an’ I’ve been thhtn' here nigh onter forty years.’ He looked at me kind o’ queer, an’ then sed he guessed he’d go up ter the drug store sn* enquire. “Wal. I went home an’ told the old woman nbaout It. an* she ser: 'You big fool. Jed Brooks. *tnln’t no fish, ’tin a bird * So then I went Inter the best room an’ took doown the cycle podium my bo> Steve had when ho was ter Harvard college, an* I'll be dtimed If It want no fish at all. nor no bird, either, but a new-fangled kind of a doctor!’*- Harper s Weekly. THE STATESMAN, DENVER. COLORADO. LUCK IN THE HORSESHOE. Legend of St. Dunstan the Origin of the Popular Belief. The origin of belief in "horseshoe luck” is so ancient that it never has been determined with certainty and no superstition is more universal Ever since horses began to wear shoes those crescents of Iron have been accounted luck emblems by ail peoples, races and nations that have been acquainted with their use. In England, up to comparatively recent times, horseshoes were extensively used almost everywhere as antiwitch charms and the custom Is not even yet in extinct one. No witch, it used to he said, could enter a building over the door of which a horseshoe, or bet ter still, three horseshoes, had been affixed, prongs downward. The origin of this particular belief Is referable to the old legend of St Dunstan. This versatile ecclesiastic was a skilled farrier and one day while at work in his forge the evil one entered In disguise and requested Dunstan to shoe hfs 'single hoof.” The saint, although be at once recog* nized his malign customer, acceded, but caused him so much pain during the operation that Satan begged him to desist This Dunstan did, but only after ne had made the evil one prem iss that neither he nor any of the leaser evil aplrlta. hia servants, would ever molest the inmates of a house where a horseshoe was displayed. North Star and the Dipper. The pole-star is really th*» most Im portant of the stars in our sky. says (‘4»oniry Life in America. It marks the north at all times; it alone is fixed In the heavens; all the other stars d'fm to swing around it once in twenty-four hours But the pole-star or Polaris Is not a very bright one. and it would be hard to identify if It were not for the li- of the so-called pointers in the ‘ l.» ;;pper” or ‘ great bear." Th«* outer rlra of the dipper points nearly to Polaris, at a distance equal to three limes the spate that sepa* rates the two stars of the dipper’s outer side. Various Indians call the polestar the home star” and the ‘star that never moves” and the dip per they call the "broken back.” The great bear is slao to be remembered as the pointers for another reason. It is the hour hand of the wood man’s clock It goes once around the north star in about twenty-four hours, the reverse way of the hands of a watch; that Is. it goes tie tame way as the sun. and f<>r the > ■ reason— that it is the earth that is going and leaving them behind. Picturesque Senator Stewart. With his flowing patriarchal beard, white as a snow bank, and massive figure, but little bent in spite of his throe score years and seventeen. Sen ator Stewart of Nevada is a man whom visitors in the joate galleries loOk at more than once. Generally he is enveloped in a rapacious frock coat that falls to his knees and adds to his stately appearance Bm of late the senator has adopted a more conspicu oua attire. He wears a dinky little blue coat, not half as long as his coals of former days, ana a waistcoat white as his linen shirt front or his abundant beard. The doorkeepers have been on the point of slopping the Nevadan mo.e than on . thinking it altogether a different man. Denver Professionals The Statesman takes pleasure in introducing the following colored professionals and recommends them as competent in their lines. Show yourself a race lover by patronizing them. Be a booster. HOW INDIANS CATCH FISH. Finny Prey First Put to Sleep With "Devil's Shoestring.” On the Ist of July the Indians •will have near Sonora a big fish killing, which is considered great sport by them. Already a supply of “devil's shoestring" is being gathered for this purpose. This is the root of a certain bush, and cwing to the fact that these roots go so deep, in so many direc tions, it is considered quite a task to get sufficient for use at a fish shoot On this particular occasion it is said that 2,500 bundles of "devil’s shoestring” will be used. The Indians select a portion or hole of water in the river, and some of them will beat up this root and throw it in the water. This It repeated by another party of Indians a considerable distance from the first party, and the water be comes Impregnated with the juice, and the effect on whatever fish may >e in this particular place Is marvel • us. They become sick and float on the surface of the water, and then the shooting begins. The Indians shoot them with bows and arrows and spear them. After a sufficient quan tity of fish have been gathered in. they repair to the hills and banks. The cleaning Is done by the squaws, end after they are cooked the feast begins. While the fish are sickened and stunned by the juices from the root, the meat is not affected. —Kan- sas City Journal. SOLDIER’S WIDOW IN WANT. Pathetic Appeal for Help Made to Russian Government. In the lace of some of the storiei which are coming from St Peters burg, It Is probable that if the czar should Issue a pension order it would not be met with a fault-finding vol ley. A dispatch says that when a Rus sian officer is killed ail payments to his family are stopped. The widow }f a lieutenant colonel slain at Lioa yang has been obliged to make an Appeal for bread for herself and sev en children. The country that doesn't took after the widows and orphans At its dead heroes holds patriotism cheap. No country gives support to she dependent ones commensurate with the service rendered by the sol dier who dies in battle, but few coun tries are so lost to gratitude that they allow the orphan’s cry for bread to pass unheeded. It has been hinted that there is a lack of heart on the part of the czar’s men in the present conflict. It is more than possible that one reason for the half-heartedness In the fight may be found in this widow's appeal.—Chicago Post. Nubian Whistling Tree. Among the curiosities of tree life Is the sofar, or whistling tree, of Nubia, When the winds blow over this tree It gives out flute-like sounds, playing away to the wilderness for hours at a time strange, weird melodies. Geo. W. COFFEY M.D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON (9 to 11 fi. m Hours < 2 to 4 p. m. (6'JO to 8 p. m Bandars j| “ 1V Diseases of the Ear, Nose aud Throat a Specialty. PHONE BLACK 647 Near Champa 913 21 st St. Denver JOS. H. STUART Lawyer, Practises in All Courts. Office 329 Kittredge Bldg. Cor. 16th and Glenarm. Res. 1123Welton St. Examining abstracts of title, and drawing up legal docu ments given careful attention Dr. E. L. FAULKNER. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON !S to 10 a. m. 1 to 4 p. id. 7 to 8 p. m. c . (10toII a. m. Sundays j , to 8 p. m. Diseases of Women and Children. A Specialty. PHONE OFFICE MAIN 4956. 2100 Arapahoe St. Denver DR. W. J. COTTRELL, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON. Diseases of women a Specialty. I 0 TO 12 A. M Ornct Hours -, 2 to 5 p. m. (7TO 9 P M Sunday, 1 to 3 p. m. Office end Res. 2100 Arapahoe St. Orer Ideal Pharmacy. Phone Main 4956. OFFICE I O TO II * M. 49-60 0000 BLK Nouns , I TO 4 P.M. TtL.PIO sob. c 7 TO B P.P DR. P. E. SPRATLIN. Residence; 2226 Clarkson street Telephone York IJ3