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7 Going. Rate Sheets, Sailing1 Lists and Steamer Plans of all Lines with the most Complete Information supplied promptly Personal Calls Made When Requested PUBLICITY NEVER GIVEN TO BOOKINGS SWEEZEY 4 KELSEY Steamship and Tourist Agents 102 CHURCH STREET GIRL STOLEN BY INDIANS MICAME MOTIItJl OF FAMOVS COMANCHE CHIEF. Tnken With Her Brother In Raid on ' Frontier Texas Settlement, She For got English Language and Customs of White People Her Recovery In I860 by Sohftcrs. Chief Quanah Parker of the Com manchea barely escaped passing to the happy hunting grounds during his re cent atack of inflammatory rheumatism writes a L&wton correspondent of the St. Louis Republic. For two weeks he lay prostrate upon his bed, making and taking Jils own medicine, and not havfnj the kind min istrations of Too-.NIcey, liU favorite squaw. He now makes his regular trips into the pasture reset vn lion to the Indian Agency and travels along with his fellowmen, a strong atMetlc type of his hardy race. Chief Parker's mother was a white girl, who was captured in the massacre of a Texas settlement by the Com anches. The story of her ' life of twenty-three years among one of the The soda cracker is an ideal food. Uneeda Biscuit are the ideal soda crackers. Indeed, the m soda crackers rightly made in the first place, rightly protected first, last and all the time. 5& In a dust tight, moisture NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY The Chatfleld Paper Co. j s . Most Complete Line of Paper and Twine in State. L ft POTTED PLANTS. Lilies, Tulips, Hyacinths. Daffodiis, Baby Ramblers, Pansies, Etc. Largest dis play in the state. Inspection Solicited. Prices Reasonable. I 8 The Frank 350-352 State .''"I' 'M1 4"H' 4" f" ......... rwri Xt0JL v to fiercest tribes of the Southwest, as the only wife of a great chief, is one of the romantic stories of the early days in Texas. At the beginning of the struggles of the young Republic of Texas, Just after she had won recognition from the civil ized world as a separate Government, theremoved, in 1837, from the east Tex as pineries to the prairie country, into what is now Limestone country, a fam ily which had already become noted for ability in the work of hewing out a livehood in that section. This family was that of Capt. George Parker and his brother Benjamin, The section to which they moved was then on the frontier, but was destined to be settled rapidly and to become the seat of ono of the first institutions of higher learn ing In the young republic. Because of periodic ddpredatlons by the wild and bloodthirsty Cornanches. who were the last tribe of the South west to make terms of peace with the whites, Capt.Parkar erected a strong stockade, into which the little settle ment would gather at the signal of danger. One night in the early autumn " of 1837, while scurring Gulf clouds ob scured the full moon, suddenly, without warning and before the signal could be given, the Cornanches swooped down upon the little settlement. It was a tierce struggle, but not for long, as the 1 proof package. Garden, Field and Flower Seeds. S. Plait. Co., St, New Haven. TELEPHONE S209--4. odds were overwhelmingly in favor of the Indian's: The garrison fought de sperately and the battle was a bloody one, all the whiles being killed except the little son and daughter of Capt. Parker. Fort Parker was at the foot, of the Tehuacana hills. Little Cynthia Ann, the daughter of Capt. George Parker has been described as a winsome and bright child and very precocious. She was 9 years old at the time of the massacre, and was tak en captive by the Indians with her brother. He escaped the second night and lived several years after the cap ture of his sister. Among the warriors who captured her was Nacona, a young buck, who was considered a leader and promising among them as a future chief. He claimed the girl, and she was brought up for him by the squaws, and when she was about 14 or 15 years old she becamo his wife. Expedition after expedition was or ganized and sent out to search for the missing girl by several of her relatives who lived in Anderson county, Tex., where many of them still reside. But not even a rumor of her whereabouts, could be discoured. Her beauty, strengthened by rapidity with which she forgot the white and took up the Indian life, led the Cornanches to keep secret her presence. Twenty-three years slipped by and the Commanches continued to make their Incursions in to Texas, going as far down as Austin, until Just before the breaking out of the civil war. It was in I860 that news came of a largo body of Cornanches de predating settlements on the Bosque, above AVaco. Capt. L. Sullivan Ross, afterward the gallant Confederate Brigadier-General, and later Governor of Texas, was or dered to take troops and to extermin ate the marauding savages if possible. He started at the head of a body of men, and In a few days surprised the Indians. The Commanches, who were under the leadership of their young chief, Nacona, saw that It was to be a fight to a finish. No quarter was asked nor given. The Texans soon gained the day, but not until after they had killed nearly all tho Indians, in cluding Nacona. The remalnedr began a wild flight, with the Texans in hot pursuit, deter mined to obey the orders to extermin ate them if they could. One young Indian, who had been always near the chief as long as he was alive, seemed to bear a charmed life, for .several shots aimed at him polntblank failed to hit him. Several Texans pursued him among them Capt. Ros himself. Just . as a Texas Ranger had got within pistol shot vt the young savage and levelled his pistol to shoot, the warrior turned quickly, pointed a pistol at the Texan's head and fired. The Ranger rolled from his horse, and Capt. Ross rode forward, reached the side of the In dian's horse and was preparing to shoot, when the young Comanche sud denly cried out in broken English: "No Bhoot. Me paleface. Me pale face syuaw," at the same time tearing; open the beaded and fringed hunting shirt and showing the neck and shoul ders of a white woman. "Instinctively I felt," said Gov. Ross later while relating this incident, "that this must be the long lost and much sought Cynthia Ann Parker. I asked her after I had (taken charge of her, for she offered no further resistance; but she could, or would not, tell any thing except that she was a paleface." The Legislature was in session, and a brother of Capt. Parker was a mem ber. The captive woman was taken to Austin with the others, but no definite light could be throw upon her Identity, as she could not speak English except, a few broken words, and could not tell when or where she was captured. She was taken to the relatives of Capt. Parker, but never became entire ly satisfied to live with her white re latives until a short time before she died, but made many attempts to steal away and return to the Cornanches. She showed one trait of her Anglo-Saxon origin never, it 's said, shown by an Indian woman, a.. 1 that was that she cried frequently for her adopted peo ple and her children. She did not see her children again after she was cap tured. She lived seven or eight ye,. J, and died just after the close of the war. Her eldest son, who was born about 1842, received the name of Quanah Parker, the latter of the name of his mother. In 112 Quanah Parker, who had grown up to be a magnificent young Indian, intelligent far above his tribe, came Into his own as chief, hav ing as co-chief his father-in-law, Tel low Bear. Quanah has followed the traditions of his people, and has three wives, having stipulated in the treaty he made for his people with the United States, when peace was declared after the big fight with Gen. McKenzIe, that he be allow ed to have three wives. The fight in which he was engaged with Gen. MdKenzie was the last one the Co-manches had with the United States troops. Quanah has always been for peace since then. He Is the sole chief and has been since 1885. The decorations on his comfortable home near Fort Sill are large stars, In honor of the "Lone Star State," of which his mother came and where she died. Quanah has vast herds of cattle and horses, many Of them of the best breed. He is idolized by the 1,600 Corn anches who look to him as their chief. ARE FOREIGN MISSIONS USELESS? Contrary to nearly' all travelers and traders In Africa, I have nothing but good to say of missionaries and their work. I have tlready mentioned the Order of the Holy Sprit and their great mission at Caconda, The same order has two other stations in South Angola and a smaller station among the mountains of Ballundu, about two hours' distance from the fort and the American mission there. Its works is marked by the same dignity and quiet devotion as marks the work of all ord ers wherever I have come across their outposts and places of danger through the world. It is constantly objected that the Portuguese have possessed the country for over four centuries, and have done nothing for the improvement or conversion of the natives, and I bear in mind those bishops of Loanda who sat on marble thrones upon the quay, christening the slaves In batches as they were packed off by thousands to their misery in Cuba and Brazil, Both thing are perfectly true. The Portuguese are not a missionary people. I have not met any but French, Alsa tians, and Germans in the missions of the order out here. But that need not in the least diminish our admiration of the missions as they now are. Nor should we be too careful to remember the errors and cruelties of any people or church in the past, especially when we reflect that England, which till quite lately was regarded as, the great foe of slavery all over the world, was also the originator of the slave export, and the supreme head of the Anglican Church was one of the greatest slave traders ever known. As to natives, it is much harder to judge-their attitude. Their name for missionary is "afoola," and though, I believe, the word only means a man of learning, it naturally suggests an inno cent simplicity something "a bit soft." as we say. At first that probably was tho general idea, as was see when M. Coillard, tho great French missionary of Barotzeland, had a big wash in the yard one fatrnoon, and next Sunday preached to an enthusiastic congrega tion, all dressed in scraps of his own linen. And to some extent the feellnJ sun exirus. xue ait! imuves w to a mission villa'ge for what they can get, or simply for a sheltered existence and kindly treatment. There are prob ably a good many who experience re ligious convictions in order to please, like the followers of any popular prea cher at home. But, as a rule it is not comfort or" gain, it is not persuasive eloquence or religious cmvletfon, that draws the native. It is the two charm of entlro honesty and of inward peace. In a country where the natives are ha bitually regarded as fair game for every kind of swindle and deceit, where bargains with them are binding, and where penalites are multiplied over and over again by legal or illegal trickery, we cannot overestiinatee tho influence of men who do what they say, who pay what they agree, and never go back on their word. From.esAl to end of Africa common honesty is so rare that it gives its possessor ad istlnctton beyond intellect, and far beyond gold. On Afri ca any honest man wins a consplclous and Isolated greatness. In 25 years, the natives of Angola have learned that the honesty of the missionaries is above suspicion. It is a great achieve ment. It is worth all the teaching of the alphabet, addition, and Old Testa ment history, no matter how successful, and it is hardly necessary to search out any other cause for the influence which the missionaries possess. All these methods of instruction and guidance are pursued in tho permanent mission stations, to say nothing of the daily medical service of healing and surgery, which spreads the fame of the missions from village to village. Many out-stations, conducted by the nntives themselves, have been formed, though It Is naturally tempting to keep tho sheep safe within the mission fold. If the missionaries were suddenly re moved in a body, it is hard to say how long their teaching or Influence would survive. My ownopinion is that every trace o fit would Bo gone in 50 or per haps in 20 years. The Catholic forms would probably last longest, because greater use Is made of a beautiful sym bolism. But in half a century, rum, slavery, and the oppression of the traders would have, wiped out all, and tho natives would sink into a far worse state than their original savagery. Henry W. Nevlnson, in Harper's Weekly. SHE HAD BEEN CONVINCED. At the reception which followed a convention of Sons and Daughters of the Revolution on handsome young woman was especially observed. She was not only beautiful,, but she bore herself with great, dignity. Surely she nust come of unusually distinguished lineage, reflected the young man from the West. Having obtained an Intro duction to her, he could not resist the temptation to ask some questions. "Your Revolutionary fnmlly record." he said, tentatively, "is a remarkable one, I suppose?" "Yes, it is," she replied promptly. "My great-great-great-grandfather, a Massachusetts farmer, sont his six sons to Bunker HIM, all private soldiers!" While the young man was looking at her, somewhat surprised, she glanced cautiously around, as if fearful of be ing overheard. , "It is not nernlly known," she said hurriedly, "that there is a stftin upon our record. One of the six be came a corporal!" .i "Still," she resumed, "the disgrace of it is lost in the re.vrd of the other five, who remained privates even until the surrender at Yorktown. I confess that once I did not appreciate this thing at its true value. But attend ance at many gatherings of the Sons and daughters and hearing the speeches and listening to tho records and other statements has convinced me that beyond doubt those five ancestors of ours were the only privates in the Revolutionary armies!" Youth's She Who is that you nodded to, GuT Seems good style. He That's Captain Tuieny. Splen did chap. Been operated oiV for appen dicitis and that sort of tiling, don't-cher-know. London Scraps. Hyperion Theatre. TUESDAY NIGHT. April 17, EDWARD C. WHITE presents that ever popular favorite, V ! L 13 HOLLAND In her Greatest Success "THE POWER BEHIND THE THRONE." Presented with Scenic and Costume Splendor and a powerful supporting cast. First time at really popular prlcest 25c, BOc, 75c, $1.00. Seats now selling. SASURDAY NIGHT, April 21 , - Sam S. and lee Sliubert (Inc.), offer America's Eminent Actress MISSM Supported by a powerful Company Including: KATHERINE GREY, FKED TYLER, HEKRY JEWETT, GEORGE S. TITHEREDGE. in the abaordins modern comedy drama "THE LOVE THAT BLINDS. By Cluyton Hamilton and Grace Isabel Colbron, (Based upon a German Play by Felix Phllippi) Produced under the personal direction of , MR. HENRY MILLER. Prices i 25c, ROe, 75c, $1.00, $1.50. Seat Sale Thursday. RAISING GAME CHICKENS. Secret Handed Down by Generations of Breeders in the South. The raising of game chickens for the poultry show and for the pit are two distinctly different industries. The for mer require only a good knowledge of poultry breeding, while the latter In volves as 'well a number of finer points which are known only to a few who have been long and closely connected with the work. These secrets have In many cases boen handed down from generation to generation, carefully guarded. Every breeder of game chickens In the South feels that the success of tils birds is largely dependent upon these secrets, and they are without doubt largely re sponsible for the success of birds raised by Southern breeders. A few facts concerning game birds and their rals-. ing for the pit, secured from a VIrgina planter, will be of general Interest. This gentleman says his ancestors brought their original stock of game chickens to this country, and their de scendants have been raising them ever since. He is confident that this parti cular strain of birds can hold their own with the best the country affords. This Is not all Idle talk, for his birds have won fights in 'the principal cities of the country. v, First of all, the birds have been raised only for fighting purposes, and then year after year of careful breeding and selection has developed qualities which could be secured in no other way. Birds are raised only from winners and sisters of winners. , The chickens are kept together from the time they are hatched In the spring until the young cockerels, or stags, te gln to manifest fighting proclivities. That comes in the fall. They are then separated, and each stag is placed on a walk. That means that a farmer or negro Is paid to take the cock and keep him on his farm, with not more than six hens in such a place 'that he will not come in contact with any other cock for a year. ' Ono might think the bird should be fighting all that time to develop his mettle, but careful study has shown that this is not the case. During the year the bird sees no other cocks; he is absolutely king of the realm In which he rules, and he realizes It. ; He grows In stature, dignity and cour age. In a few months nothing can en croach on his territory without a chal- The Kind You XIave Always in use for over 30 years, - and has been made under his per J1",. Bonal supervision since its infancy. fcCA6Vi Allow no nnft todpooivo mn in ihte. All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trifle -with and endanger the health of ( Infants and Children Experience against Experiment What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Iarj goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALVAYS Bears the The KM You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THf CKMTAUH COMPANY, TT MOB HAY STREET, NEW YORK CITY. 'iimrt'ifci"! in 'htw iLm"nri-,il w --ni iYiiiUwi urinn i iiiiirr-1-"-'-"L-Tiiiiiiiniiiiiiii niinr rn TfiimiTii wimwinr "irr j ' i IF! IE- ARY SHAW lenge and stubborn fight, te it cow, horse, mule, dog or man. At the end of the' year these cocks, sometimes spread over a territory twenty miles In circumference, are gathered In and cooped up, prepara tory to testing. The fancier holds little mains for his own and his friends' amusement, and in this way finds out what qualities the cocks possess. A fight means death to one .bird, and in consequence there Is a thinning out. Sometimes when two birds of excep tional worth are qut together they are separated after they have demon strated their good qualities, because they are too valuable to be sacrificed. The best birds are 'then shipped to va rious parts of the country to take part in big fights. 1 t A main, or cookflght, Is an Interesting affair. A couple of men, for instance, fight twenty birds for a purse of $200, $300 or $500, with $10, $20 or $50 on each fight. If one man wins eleven fights, he gets the purse, plus the amount on each fight he wins, and the loser gets the money for the fights he wins. This him to pay expenses. Iarge sums of money are also put up on the result of the main, Qr on each separate ght, by the company assem bled. Sometimes the fancier's friends come" with him and back his birds to their last cent, but generally the money Is placed by men on birds they fancy, and which their educated judgment tells them will win, ...... The preparation of a bame cock for the pit, usually a ring filled with tan hark to prevent the birds from injur ing themselves when they fall, is nearly as elaborate as that of a prizefighter. First, the cock's natural spurs are cut down to a short stump, perhaps half an Inch long, chamois strips are wound around this and about the leg, and over this the gaff, or steel spur, is fitted and tied on securely. Next, the wings and tall are crop ped short, the former for the purpose of making them hit harder, and the latter probably ibecause it makes the bird look fierce. The hackle feathers are then cropped and the soft downy feathers of the breast are cut close to keep the bird cool. The cocks ire, held together for a minute, and then dropped on nhe bark, and in a few minutes there is a blur of feathers. The fight may last five seconds or an hour, but twenty minutes is a good average. When the birds get hung together. 3 Bought, and which has been has borne the signature of Signature of m they are separated for a moment, and! tho owners blow down theirthroats to revive them, but the rest is of short duration, and the cocks are set at it again. In many Gases the training of bird is elaborate. The birds are dieted and. exercised to toughen them for the con test. Two birds are often put togeth er, riged out wVth muffs or miniature boxing gloves for this purpose. They are exercised by tossing them up and down on a padded table. A hlrd that is not "dead game" anct will not "stand steel" has its throat cut as soon as its owner finds it out, and thesame disposition is made of 'the cock that uses its bill and not lta feet when fighting. New York Sun. jEitlci'laitttHJtrtts. HYPERION THEATRE TO-NIGHT Cbarles Frolimnn Presents SAiVJ BERfMARD In "THE ROLLICKING GIRL." 8(1 E5.5Sr Hattie Williams Prices 1K', 75c, $1.00, $1.50, $J.0. Seats now selling. . . IW. II. III.VM. 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