Newspaper Page Text
JUST A GLIMPSE.
A Mast of Mature Tears See
St rano-elr Familiar Face In aBflrror.
' "Here." said a man of mature years,
"was an experience that I fancy others
have had. .Yon know we don't realise
the change in onr own appearance aa
the years go by. We feel yonng, all
right, and imagine that we look so, and
never realize that we don't. Bnt com
ing down from an npper story of a tall
bnilding in an elevator the other day
and thinking of something else I hap
pened to see a face in a mirror in the
ide of the car. .
, "It had a cnrions interest for me
somehow. It was the face of a man of
middle age, tolerably well preserved,
bnt with hair pretty gray' and .with
marks at the onter corners of his eyes
showing where the crow had stepped
on him lightly, to be snre, bnt the
marks of crow's feet nevertheless, the
face of a man of years. Bnt, old and
gray, the most curious and fascinating
thing abont it was its striking resem
blance to my own. This was almost
startling, but a moment later, when as
IJooked at it I saw a slight turn of my
own head reproduced with a correspond
ing movement by the head in th! liiir
ror, I realized that what I saw was in
deed a reflection of my own face, and
that for a moment I had seen myself as
"But when I got home I looked in
the glass there. And did I see any mid
dle aged folks now? Not by a jngful! I
saw the man I wanted to see. A little
gray perhaps? Yes. a little gray. Crow's
feet? Yes, if yon want to call 'em so.
I'm no spring chicken. I don't set oat
to be that that is, ne t this spring's
but I'm a yonng man still for all that,
and I'm going to remain so for many
years to come despite what the mirror
in the elevator said." New York Snii.
DENS OF HORROR.
The I'rlxon of Mornrrn Are Hotbeda
of Deadly niaense.
The prison system and treatment of
prisoners are worse in Morocco than in
any other country in the world.
,Men are arrested often merely to
spite some one whom they have been so
unfortunate as to offend and who pos
sesses some power and flung into pris
on, where they would be left to starve did
not their relatives or friends bring them
food, for no arrangements whatever are
made by the authorities for the feeding
ofL,. prisoners. All that is provided is a
prison, generally crowded with prison
ers dying in the most loathsome aud in
fections diseases, dark and unventilated,
and custodians who are quite as brutal
and savage as the prison system itself.
Prisoners are cast into these hotbeds
of disease, generally without the most
farcical pretense of a trial, to die and
rot if their crimes are light or their
enemies impotent. Otherwise they are
probably tortured in some way or an
other. Starving merely is too good for
them in the oxunion of the authorities.
Not long ago a merchant who had
dared to claim payment for goods sup
plied to a friend of one of the court offi
cials was cast into prison without trial,
and alter suffering torments in the
midst of a mass of diseased humanity
for months was taken out, shoved into
a barrel fitted with long spikes and
rolled down a high steep hill. The bar
rel eventually plunged into the sea with
its torn and mangled cargo. Imprison
ment, torture and death for daring to
.present his bid! - -Cincinnati Enquirer.
Njival llrrocH Sn tlie Abbey.
The we'd kir-v.-n saying. "Westmin
ster abbey ;f g' riou.? victory." attrib
uted to Nt !.-: .1 Y.hi ii In; boarded the
San Jow-f at th" l attl of Cape Vin
cent, seems to point to the hero's own
wishes, as to an abiiey grave. Iii't for
some ur.kn 'V. i rea.-oii. when tli nd
came at. the iai.ioiis battle at Trafalgar
(1805), Nelson was buried" at St. Paul's,
and the abbey authorities, finding
crowds going there to gaze on his last
resting pkuv. had an efiigy made of
him and sut it up near Kempenfelt's
monument, in order to attract people
back to Westminster, with the desired
The figure now stands in the Islip
Chantry chapel with the other funeral
effigies, and is a very lifelike and good
rcpre-sentation of the grer.t man. It is
said to have been copied from a smaller
figure for which Nelson sat, in all the
clothes except the coat he actually wore.
Maclise. who borrowed the hat for his
picture of the "Death of Nelson," found
. the marks of the eye patch on the innr
lining and the stamp of the period in
the crown.- Pall Mall Magazine.
"Now," said the physician who was
examining an applicant for life insur
ance, "I bhall have to ascertain your
chest expansion. "
"My v.'lrif?" asked the applicant.
"Your chest expansion. "
"He means." interposed a friend who
had come in with him, "the difference
between what you measure when your
chest isn't inflated and what you meas
ure when it is inflated."
"Oh," said the applicant, beginning
dimly to understand. "Ten years ago I
measured around here" -indicating his
rotund stomach "only 33 inches. I
measure 48 now. i guess what yon call
my chet expansion is 16 inches."
The Absent Dodcce.
Fuzzy They say that "Faddist has
become a Christian Scientist and is
successfully giving the absent treat
ment. Wnjizy I guess that's so. He bor
rowed $00 from me a month ago, and
whenever I call to ask for it he's out.
New York Tribune.
By Another Name.
Dakota Woman I know I can never
stand it, doctor, to have that tooth
Dentist I can divorce you from that
toctb, madam, in five seconds.
Dakota Woman Oh, well, go ahead 1
People Who Lire Loi.
Among the many cnrions things
noted bv the actuaries the following
! are a few of the most interesting. Wo-
men have a much better prospect of
I long life than men, and the chances of
! married people are distinctly higher
than those of bachelors and old maids.
From the data provided by the rec
ords of various churches it has been de
duced that the peaceful Quakers have
most frequently received the blessings
of long life promised in the fifth com
mandment, while the death rate is re
markaMy high among Methodist clergy
men. Annuitants as a class live from
three to five years longer than other
people, and this is not due to human
Ierversity, as some humorists have sug
gested. It is undoubtedly due to the
lack of worry regarding the changes of
fortune when a regular income is a cer
tainty. Although no statistics have been col
lected on the death rate in the civil
service, where the yearly income almost
partakes of the character of an annuity,
it would perhaps be found that there is
some scientific basis for President
Grant's cynical observation regarding
this class, '-Few die and none resign. "
A Man of KcHoarcp.
A lug, uncouth looking stranger, with
shoulders like a Hercules, walked into a
department store late one nfteriKXin,
and. after gazing alxjut a minute, step
ped up to :i salesman and mad'.; known
his wi-di to buy a shirt. A couple of
s:u;iples were shown him. ami he in
formed the salesman that either one
It was an article that
Id for ftl.f.O,
and in making paymnt the stranger
pulled from his hip jxH-ket a hn-;e roll
of bills. He apparently skimmed them
over in search of a small bill, but he
could not find one of less denomination
than $."iIO. One of these was handed
the surprised salesman, bnt he. arose to
the occasion and sent it away with the
cashboy. When the change came, it
I was nearly all in small bills. The stran
ger interrupted the salesman in his
work of counting the bills by reaching
for the pile and wadding it into his hip
"Oh. I guess it's all right, and yon
give that shirt to a porter if yon can
! find one big enough to wear it. All I
wanted was the change. You see, it
was after banking hours, and I am a
man of resources. Good day." Phila
Mnltum In Parro.
"John," said the old man to his son,
"I will give you 100 to go away with.
Maybe, as yon don't like my business,
you will find a better one."
Three weeks later the young man
landed in New York. A month later,
finding but '& in his jiossessioii. he de
termined to return home again. It was
best to let bis father know leforehand,
but how? A letter would he too slow,
so off went John to the telegraph office.
"A quarter (one shilling) a word to
Loudon, sir." answerec the polite clerk
to his inquiry.
"I want to tell my father I've spent
all my money, and I'm sorry, and I'm
tomiiig home and want him to forgive
me and a lot of other things, and I can
nly pay for six words to tell him
everything." said John.
"Cut it short." replied the clerk.
John sat down and thought. Soon
after, to lii.-s immense astonishment, the
old m;:u received the following cable
S,r.i!is. I.hi'iI;-ti :
F;m.',l ,--:!f f,,r ne.
A t'riti-" Kv;iiioi?.
It is risky to give one's, houi st opin
ion abont a man's horse or dog. a house
designed by himself or a picture which
he values highly. He who gives the
opinion stands on a slippery piace. and
should the judgment be unfavorable he
will slide far from the man's csti em.
Fuseii. the eccentric artist aud pro
fessor of the Royal academy, was invit
ed by a nobleman to sec a painting of
which he was the proud owner. Fuseii
went, taking a pupil with him. The
painting was' shown by the nobleman
himself. The artist examined it and ex
claimed. "Extraordinary:" The noble
man, greatly pleased at the ejaculation,
lauded the picture to the skies, pointed
out its beauties, and Fuseii cried: "Ex
traordinary ! Extraordinary !"
On their way homo the pupil said.
"Mr. Fuseii. I don't think much of
that picture. What did 3-011 mean by
'extraordinary ?' "
"Extraordinarily bad. " was the re
ply of the artist, who had not cared to
onVnd a lord who might become a pa
tron. Youth's Companion.
The fvxceptl-ftii to the Ilnle.
Halsted Queer thing happened over
ci) the west side last flight
! Wabash What was it ?
HaNted A young man playfully
I snapped an unloaded pistol at his sweet-
Wabash And tln'fnneral takes place
ot course ?
Halsted No: that's where the queer
pnrt comes in. The weapon failed to go
off. - Chicago" News.
A lleinurkalile Letter.
A young lady of very extraordinary
capacity lately addressed the following
letter to her cousin: "We is all well,
and mother's sot his Terrix. brother
I Tom is got the HupinKaugh. and sister
' Ann has got a bnbee, and I hope these
few lines will find yon the same. Rite
snne. Yonr aphectionate kuzzen. "
A dutiful German son advertises in
the Leipsic Tageblatt: "Marriage I
seek for my father, a strictly respectable
man with a quiet business, an elderly,
solitary widow or maiden with some
property in cash. Address, with a state
ment of conditions, . "
The Hindoos were the first to use
playing cards, though they were used
ia China as early as 1120 A. D.
GRAND LODGE I. 0. 0. F.
Program forthe Four Days' Session
of That Body Next Week.
The Grand Encampment, Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assem
bly I. O. O. F. of the Indian Territory will meet here next week.
The program arranged is as follows-
Monday, April 10.
Meeting and instituting of Grand Encampment
I. O. O. F. in I. O. O. F. Hall, at 10 a. m., by D.
D. G. S. Wm. Noble, of South McAlester.
Tuesday, April 11.
Kebekah Assembly meets in I. O. O. F. Hall at
0 a. 111. Mrs. Julia Schueler. Grand President.
Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. meets in Masonic Hall
at 9 a. m. N. G. Turk. Grand Master.
Grand Parade of all Odd Fellows, headed by
A rd more Brass Band, forms at I. O. O. F. Hall at
1:510 p. m.. marching through principal streets,
and ends tit Opera House, where the following
interesting program will be presented:
Prayer by Grand Chaplain G. Y. Mowbray.
Address of Welcome Hon. H. M. Furman.
Freedom of City Hon. John L. Gait, Mayor.
Rebekah Odd Fellowship Grand President
Subordinates Hon. Chilion Riley.
Encampments Hon. J. S. Arnote.
Genius of Odd Fellowship W. L. Blanton,
Grand Representative of Texas.
Orator of Day. Hon. Stillwell H. Russell, Past
Grand Representative, Dallas, Texas.
Response and Closing Exercises Hon. N, G.
Turk, Grand Master.
Exemplification of Rebekah degree by Ard
more Rebekah Lodge Nor 20, in Masonic Hall at' 8
p. m.. after which ice cream and cake will be
served to all Odd Fellows and their wives in Ma
sonic Banquet Hall.
Wednesday, April 12.
Entire day devoted to work; Rebekahs in I. O.
O. F. Hall. Grand Lodge in Masonic Hall.
Encampment degrees conferral in I. O. O. F.
Hall: Patriarchs Militant in Masonic Hail by spe
Thursday, April 13.
Entire day devoted to work.
Closing exercises and installation of new offic
Music for all k tuisions will In1 furnished by
the children of Bid. and Sister B. Lowenstein.
"V. T. Gakdnku.
I. R. Mason.
Officers Granfl Lodge 1. 0. 0. F.
OF INDIAN TERRITORY.
N. i. TL'RK Gimd Master Cbeootah
WM. CLARDY. Deputy tiran.l Master Pijrcell
J. R. HARRIS Grand Warden Wagoner
C. W. HATFIELD... . . Orand Seeretary Wagoner
A. FRANK ROSS Grand Treasurer ..Hartshorn
WM. NOBLE Orand Representative .... South MeAlester
I. R. MASON Orand Representative Ardmure
J. A. ROSE Grand Marshal Cblekabs
JOSEPH HEINRICHS Grand Conductor Tahlequah
C.W.BETHEL ... Grand Guardian Muldrow
RICHARD HCGHEti. Grand Herald Lehigh
B. P. GRACE Grand Messenger Whitefield
G.W.MOWBRAY (irn. I Chaplain Tuls-a
Officers Rebekah Assembly.
MRS. JCI.IA SCHI ELER Grand President
MRS. ESTELLA JOHNSON Grand Vice-President
MRS. JENNIE Tl'RK Gram! Treasurer
MRS. DELL BONNELL Grand Secretary
All visiting Odd Fellows, while in attendance
ujon the Grand Encampmeut and Rebekah As
sembly, are cordially invited to make the Akd
moueite office headquarters while in the city.
Desk room and stationery will be furniseed those
who desire to do any writing, and you will be
made to feel at home.
1-rT You are also requested to register at this
office. Yours in F.. L. and T..
. Chit kasha
LOVE f TRUTH
The following . dates are an
nounced for the appearance of Rev.
J. S. Murrow and Rev." J. H. Scott
at points in the Chickasaw nation.
These gentlemen are working in
the interest of education, aud ar;
in every way qualified to interest
and impress their hearers:
Duncan Friday nigbt, April 7th.
Chickaaba Saturday and Snnday,
April 8tb and 8th.
Purcell Monday nigbt, April lOtb.
Pauls. Valley Tuesday nigbt,
Wynnewood Wednesday nigh',
Davis Thursday nigbt, April 13th.
Ardmore Friday, Satorda and
Snnday, April 14tb, 15th, andJ16tb.
The Territorial mission board will
meet at Ardmore on Friday, tltelltta,
A Battle for Life.
Yon need for perfect health, a
plentiful and constant supply of pare
new blood. Beggs' Blood Purifier
and Blood Maker tones the stomach
and assists digestion. We sell it.
City Drng Store and T. X. Coleman.
Presiding Elder' e Dates.
Rev. C F. Roberts, presiding
elder for the Ardmore district of
theM. E. Church South, announces
the following dates for holding
quarterly meeting on his second
round for the present conference
Grady at Center Point Apr. 1,2
Springer at Woodford " 8,9
Dixie at Abarr " 15,18
Lone Grove at Hewett " 22,23
Ardmore, Carter At. station " 27
District Conference will meet in
Carter Avenne Church, Ardmore,
at 9 a.m. Apr. 23. Opening sermon
by Rev. W, II. Averyt at 7:30 p, m.
Apr. 27. C. F. Roberts, P. E.
If you bave a cough, throat irrita
tion, weak lungs, pain in the chest,
difficult breathing, cronp or hoarse
ness, (let as suggest One Minute
(Tough Care. Always reliable and
afe. W. B. Frame, druggist.
Travelers and Hame-Seekera Golal
Northwest to Moataaa and Wash
ington. After March 14th can take through
tourist f!eeper3 every Tuesday and
Thursday at Kansas City, via the
Burlington Rroute, for the ectire
journey through to Butte, Spokane,
Seattle, Paget Soand and intermedi
ate destinations on the Northern
These through sleepers are the
"real thing," and are carried on
the Burlington's Montana Express,
leaving Kansas City at 10:40 a. m..
via its Northwest Main Line, the
Killings Route the short line ana
the time saver to the entire North
These are the only through sleep
ing cars for first or second class
passengers from Kansas City to
Montana and Washington.
Also first-class through elcepin-;
car service to Butte, Anaconda, Man-
tana, commencing March 12th.
Write us a')out these things.
L. W. Wakely. L. J. Gbickhk,.
G. P. A. T. P. A.
St. Lous, Mo. Kansas City, Mo
Do You Understand
That the persistent u je of Beggs'
Blood Purifier and Blood Maker will
drive diseased germs out of your
system and life will again be worth
living? You cannot cure in one
week or in one month, a blood trou
ble that has been years in getting a
foothold. Beggs Little Giant Pill-
should be taken twice a week with
this remedy. We keep it. City
Drugstore and T. N. Coleman.
Prompt attention will
be given to all Sanitary
work. Notify me thro'
the postoffice, Box 704
ThackervilK I. T. The drum
mer and other transient trade solic
ited. T. T IIAIU'ER,
Stolen-$100 Reward lor Uriel!
Taken from pasture on the lGth
or 17th of March, one brown or
bay horse, 17 years old, knot in
flank, branded as follows:
on left hip; and the T-diamond on
I will give a reward of $100 for
thief with proof to convict. Ref
erence, any bank in Chickasaw
Nation or North Texas.
A. D. ROFF.
Ardmore, I. T., Alar. 22.
PRINCIPAL CITIES OF
V7&GI1ER BUFFET SLEEPERS
KATY CHAIR CARS
OPERATED BY THE COMPANY.
J9 A X
For St. Louis. Gtilczflo :
and the EAST.
Surk Nw Pullman Vestibular
Burrst Slcsscrs. MsnUsams
Naw Chair Cars. Seats Pra.
a, Only Llna Rinn1n Through
J Coech cs ar.d Sleepers to Nm
Orleans Without Clianfa.
DIRECT LINE TO
i L 5. THCr.-
E. f. 'r-cn.
IF YOU VOULD TRAVEL
rS io the
in comfort, purchase
your ticket svi the
The 'BEST TIME,
the BEST SERVICE.
W the BEST con
nections are assured.
The only line operating
PARLOR CAFE CARS
(uts a U arte).
EUoant Wide Vcstibuled
FREE Chair Cars.
THE BEST ROUTE
Memphis, Louisville, Cincinnati, Nash
ville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Nw
York, Washington, Philadelphia, Bal
timore, and other cities of the North,
East and Southeast.
For maps, time tables and other in
formation, "write your nearest Cotton
'Belt Agent, or
S. C.WARNER, D. M. MORGAN,
Im'IPut'rmmelkt.tgi.. Irlif rlfmt.
TYLER, TEX. FT. WORTH, TEX.
In order to etl rrlitr oar pa
jwr. jbvmt scbsrnnvr may clip
and md, if awjn, tms nwfi
and 6 Ot. (st&tnns taken ) to th
ILLUSTEITEO TOUTS 113 1SE
and it will be arnl one vnr a
or will srud it the ttrtl 6 a
for 30C RrifuUr price $ prr year. It is an U
iustrahrU, run monthly ji-unuil, of 1 io V pacrfc
Fiction, Poitby, Au inti ms r Sr a a-o Land.
Wit AAsoliiMoH, HivroMr, Bior.HArtiv.TnAvrui,
SCIENCE, OlUMKAt. lMOR VATIOX. WfflUJ'l I-
rirmixT, and iov. Tatlok' Iir.TitT.
Tailor's Lota Letters ta toe Fastic are oi ape-
rijl inlrrrst. S implr opT f rre. AsaM Ynte4.
CpCpi EDUCATION, etc To any suUcnN
I IXaK X wan will arrure enooirh new aubacrib
er at our regular rates to erjual the reg-nlar price
of the article arlectrJ. we will rte frrv: bk-v-lr.
Ifold watch, diamond rinu . or a scholarship In rithrr
of DrattKhon'. Boaineaa Collnrea, Nashville. Traa-
Galveston, or Texarkana. 1 ex., nr one 1 n almost xnj
Basiaea College or Literary School. Write us.
Mention Ardmoreite, Ardmoie, I. T.