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The Chickasha daily express. (Chickasha, Indian Territory [Okla.]) 1899-current, September 25, 1906, Image 6

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Hancock's steam-coach, which piled between London and Greenwich,
'resembled two stage coaches on end. with a third compartment like a mall
or luggage van. It was mentioned In the Parliamentary Keport of 1S33 aa
a machine In dally use on common roada. The Report continues: "Mr.
Hancock reckons that with bis earrl age he could keep up a speed of ten
nitles per hour, without Injury to the machine. "
Will Llva Teqether ,y Sama House,
But Need Not Notice Each Oth
j er Quarreled on Their
Los Angeles, Cal. A feud of long
standing between Mrs. A. W. Acker
man, of Pasadena, and her husband,
Morris Ackerman, has been tempo
Tarlly settled, and althtuiKh lioth of
the old people will have to live In the
same house, they are not compiled
to apeak to or notice each other.
The Ackerinan ease first became
prominent In the loca.I courts many
months ago, when Mrs. Ackerman
filed suit for divorce on the ground
of cruelty. Her husband, Morris Ack
erman, Is 74 years of age and an old
"Idler, but In spite of his age he en
tered such a contest of the case that
the complaint waa withdrawn and the
old people 'lved apart, waiting the
time when the grim hand of death
would separate them more surely
than any court.
Hut her troubles Increased and
Mrs. Ackerman filed suit for main
tenance and ihe case was threshed
out In the higher courts after days
of argument
Judge Wilbur has decided that Ack
erman, who has exle4 ive real p.op
erty. must give his wife $25 a month
lor her support so long as she con
tinues to live In the same house with
blm, but that if through any act of
bis she Is compelled to leave, then
the maintenance la to be doubled.
The Ackermans are at present liv
ing In Pasadena, although they own
property In Los Angeles. They were
married In 11)02. and according to the
iitory of family troubles cited In the
papers produced In court they began
quarreling almost Immediately there
after. On the honeymoon trip Mrs. Ack
erman was accompanied by her
grown son, and war resulted between
husband and stepson. As a result of
the disturbances the couple sep
arated and have been doing so about
once a month ever since.
Mrs. Ackerman, In stating her rea
sons for the trouble, tes'.ifled that
her husband had taken exception to
her son and had given him au adver
tisement, clipped from a newspaper.
In which a wealthy widow wanted to
marry a young man. The elder Ack
erman !s alleged to have suggested
that the son stop loafing and get mar
ried, or make a fortune some other
The final disturbance occurred
when Mrs, Ackerman attempted to
get her husband to go to bed. Ac
cording to her allegations, she went
to him In the library of their home
and toid him that It was time for him
to retire and that he might catch cold.
She alleges that he became enraged
and told her he would choke her If
she bothered him again.
In answering the allegations
against him the old soldier carefully
rt-frained from saying anything to
hurt fu wife'a feelings. He simply
Hated that she had bothered him
when he had a right to sit up all
night If he wanted to. He further al
leged that she threw a saucer of hot
blackberries at him on one occasion
when he Invaded the kitchen to ask
her a question.
Judge Wilbur, however, found for
the plaintiff and ordered that botii
the old people stop Interfering witb
each other and that the husband pay
lor his wtf's support
Aged Man to Give Up Riches.
South Haven. Mich. Although he Is
T3 years old and has be-en obliged to
work as a street sweeper to earn a
living. Edard Pinchin say he will
irive away the $t0.lXH) which he re
cently inherited from a relative in
England and remain at his work.
Pinch-as life has bees a long series
of misfortunes. Now that he bar an
cr-portunlty to take advantate of good
fortune he has decided that his money
would do more good for others than
for blmse'.f. "I am aa old man and
wos't live locg." he sa.1.1. "I know
what It is to want things and Dot to be
able to have them. So I think I'll give
away the wwcey to persons who are In
i and ite? t-B iwecfloj itw'j."
New York Judge Flies Sixty-Five De
cisions In One Day.
New York. After holding up more
than half the undefended dlvorc
cases tried before him In June and
several others from the spring month
Justice McLean, of the supreme
court, the other day broke all records
by tiling decisions in 65 cases. In 45
be granted the Interlocutory decrees,
lie dismissed 20 suits. He bad still
undecided 22 cases. Kight of these
were held up for technical reasons,
such as Insufficient proof of marriage.
It was the most remarkable record of
divorcea granted in the supreme court
on a single day by any judge.
Most of the cases adjudicated are of
the undefended class. Of the 20 suits
dismissed one of the most Interest
ing Is that of David Zysklnd against
Salka Zysklnd, In which Justice Mc
Lean declines to accept the evidence
of thie men who professed to have
knowledge of her guilt
"Not one of these," the Justice says,
"can be believed, excepting vaguely
as to one Instance, testified to as an
occurrence since the plaintiff came
from Russian Poland, where the de
fendant, according to an affidavit,
lived as recently as December last.
Mayhap the defendant is more than
ordinarily entitled to protection by
the court"
Or. Senn Return from Africa, Where
He Ctudieri All Phases of Malady.
Chicago. Dr. Nicholas Senn, who
has just returned from Africa, where
he studied every phase of fever pre
valent there, hopes to Include In his
forthcoming book some suggestions
of great value in the treatment of the
disease. He went to lleira. on the
east coast of Africa, and journeyed
up the Zambezi river into the coun
try known as the death trap. Dr.
Senn devoted himself especially to
discovering some means of chocking;
the disease in its incipient stages, its
devastating effect being largely due
to the fact that the symptoms have
been allowed to develop unimpeded.
Dr. Senn Is said to have found some
specific which strikes at the root of
the malady to replace the copious
doses of quinine which have been al
most the sole medical agent used In
the tropics.
Dr. Senn followed the course of
Dr. Jameson and his raiders during
the Boer war and studied the sturdy
Dutch settlers who made such a vigor
ous stand against the British govern
ment In South "Africa.
Self Styled Adam Leads Band of Half
Clad Followers.
Oklahoma City, Okla. James F.
Sharp, who says he is Adam, and a
band of halt clad followers numbering;
about 50, marched through the streets
the othe day from their abandoned
camp outside the city. They are on
their way to the Pacific coast. Sharp,
as will be remembered, led a parade
of nude persons through the streets
here about a year ago, which resulted
in several arrests and one of the band
being sent to the asylum.
Sharp returned here a few weeks
ago and established a camp east of
town, where many of his followers
went without clothing, under the be
lief that they were in the Garden of
Kden. They were arrested time and
time again, and fined. Sharp says
that it was a case of persecution, and
decided to go to the coast
in the parade through the streets
re many little children, who had
marched for eight miles without stop
ping, and were hardly able to walk.
Covered wezons containtus a doien
& more babies btvught up the rear of
the parade.
Woman a Hermit 20 Years.
Trenton. O. Kate Zimmerman, of
Frajer street, who has been living
alone in one room, refusing to have
anything to do with other persons for
20 ye., will be visited by the health
officers to-morrow. According to the
police reports to-night, neighbors have
complained. CTiarles Relghter takes
her food in a basket w hich she haula
cp with a rope. It Is believed the
woman is a n.is r and that this ac
count for her secrecy and tract
ni asser of living
Overheard On
The Smoker
By W. Pelt Ridg
(Copritfbt, bf Jotepfa a. bo lie.)
The 5:30 evening train backed care
fully into the city station as one con
scious of having Important passengers
to carry.
The stout fl uid old gentleman with a
white carnation In his coat Sapped
down into the cornet seat of the
htnoker, putted very hard at his cigar,
Hud glowered resentfully at the other
passengers, and fixed a long lad next to
him with a definite eye, and when the
long lad lighted a cigarette the stout
nmu growled.
"Did you say you wauled the window
down?" asked the long lad.
"No, sir, I did not say anything of
che sort. I don't want my head blown
off, and I've had quite enough worry In
the city to-day without having half a
ton of coal-dust in my eye. liu not a
Iolar bear, sir."
The long youth asked "Why not?"
but the florid gentleman fortunately
did not hear the question.
"There Is a class of people in this
world," he said, flicking the ash from
his cigar to his bulgy capacious waist
coat, "who must always be interfering
with everything. If they see a window
up they want it down; if they see a
door shut they want it open; if they
see the gas low they want it up. Al
ways restless, always lettering about
(Jreat heavens, man! why can't people
keep still'.' It's the great curse of this
present so-called generation of oursthat
every one must be continually on the
go. Why in the world don't people
keep quiet and mind their own busi
ness, eh?"
The long youth had found an en
chanting inquest in his evening paper
and did not answer.
"What 1 can't stanl, what I never
could stand, and what I never will
stand," he went on oratoiically, "Is the
man who forces his conversation on
other people and bother them when
they want to be quiet. It's one of those
foolish, stupid blunders that youth
commits simply and wholly and entire
ly from the want of experience, and the
worst of it is they won't be told. Ob!
dear no! You mustn't attempt to teach
them anything." (With much bitter
ness.) "Tell 'hem they're wrong, tell
them they're making a mistake, tell
The Stout Man Growled,
them they're making a blunder, r.nd
bless my soul, they're ready to bite
your head off. No, in the present day it
is only the very young who are rich
in experience. There's a set of half-
baked young fools looking like dough
who are going about at the present day
who. lumped all together, have got Just
about the Intellect of a hen."
He chuckled a little with satisfaction
at having found this simile, and said It
thrice over for luck. The long youth
"After all," went on the stout gen
tleman, softened by success, "after all
I suppose It's what I might venture to
call the spirit of the age. 1 look at
girls nowadays, and what do 1 find?
What do I find, sir, eh?"
The long youth slichtly interested
looked up.
"I find a desire to reverse their sex
and to upset the arrangements of er-
Providence in every shape and form. In
fact," he smiled. "I I made rather a
good soit of Joke you might call it a
pun perhaps the other evening after
dinner. We were talking on this very
subject, and I happened to remark
quite casually I didn't think over the
joke at all. It tame out just as natural
ly as I'm giving it to you at the pres
ent moment I said that whereas In the
old days girls wanted to get married
and cried 'Altar, altar," now their cry is
"Alter, alter.' "
The stout genllemsu laughed very
much at this, and when he had wiped
his eyes and relighted his cigar he
spelt the Jok-J carefully, and laughed
again. The long youth muttered some
suggestion about, sending It to Puck,
and turned to the sporting extra.
"Take my two girls at home now."
The youth shook his head and said
he wasn't having any.
"If I didn't keep them well in hand
and put a stopper on every little what
shall I say? tendency that way. why
I've to doubt they too would want to
smoke their cigarettes and ride their
blcyles, and play the cornet, and carry
on like one o'clock. Fortunately for
them, sir, I sjy fortunately for them,
titj have, a parent."
Tne long youth said that ha knew
lots ot girls who had parents.
"la the case of my daughters It's an
uncommonly gmtd thing for them. I'u-
commiinly go.d, Kir. Why, you see
girls iu other families go and blunder
into marriage before they've finished
cutting their teeth almost You don't
find my girls like that. I don't mind
telling you you seem a fairly intelli
gent young man."
He laid an etiiphas':-. on the word
seem" in order to prevent any Idea
that he Wus assuming responsibility.
"I don't mind tiil;ng you in confi
dence that the plan I have is this. It's
a very simple one. Say that I find some
young f"llow vajklng home with them
from church, or sending them books, or
lifting huts a little too much to them
w hen they pass them. What do I do?"
The youth opiaisite said he didn't
"Why I take the first opportunity of
having five minutes' talk with that
young gentlenan. i take him by the
coat button ir. h friemily way, a per
fectly . fr'endly way, and I say, 'Look
here, sir, what the deuce is the idea of
all this nonsense? What does it mean,
eh? V hat are y;u driving at, eh? Do
you uieiu stralghforwaidness, prompt,
nd manly business, or do you mean
onlv tc .nfoolery. That's ihe way I talk
to tin n. I'm a blunt outspoken man,
mind you, and 1 don't J.ilnce my words.
What's the result? Why simply this,
that Laving adopted that policy for a
ce-tait. number of vearr my girls are at
thi present moment as single as they
were vhen they were born. One's 33
and the other's 31. and in a few years'
time they'll be eld enough to select
liusbau;s for themselves, and then'
he fluttered his newspaper "and then I
shall wash my hands of all the respon
sibility Allhe responsibility, sir."
The i.tout, ilorid gentleman sat back
and f. owned id the long youth. The
loi;g youth shifted uneasily but said
nothing. Being pressed, however, for
an opinion ie submitted respectfully
that it was a bit rouh on the girls.
"I ki.ew you'd say that," declared the
florid gentleman triumphantly, "I could
have sworn those were the very words
that you wero going to ute. I could
see them coming. It's just what I
should have expected from a young
man w.'h absolutely no experience of
the world "
The youth cald, witl some show ot
spirit, ihat he'd knocked about as much
as most chaps of his age.
"Yes, yes, yes," said the stout gen
tleuiar, testily, "I dare say you have,
but that's not the point Don't let us
get away from the main argument or
else we shan't know what we are talk
ing about The whole gist of the mat
ter is this. A young chit of a girl, of
say 28, sees somebody she likes, and
there" (with sarcasm) "there she Is, In
love is she calls It. But, my good Bir,
sh6 doesn't know wben she's1 in love
4rtd when she Isn't, unless she's got
aome one close at hand to give her ad
vice In Ihe matter. For instance, what
'hey call falling in love, ' I might call
j an accident "that has to be prevented
I just like any other catastrophe. You
see the great thing about me is this.
I've argued l these matters out with
myself and thought them over and set
tled them. They haveu't. And that's
why I think that a good many of these
aifalrs ought to be rubmltted to those
of us who know instead of "
The ttaiu slackened and the florid
genth i.iHn collected his newspapers.
"Here 1 am," he said, craning him
self into position, "here I am at what
I may perhaps venture to call my er
c'est'n.ition. If any words of mine
have been of use to you, my dear young
sir, why all I can say Is that you are as
wrlio.i'O to tbem as though they were
ycir own. Above all let me counsel
you to avoid any tenoency of forcing
yourself on "
"W.i can't keep this train all night
while you argue," said the conductor,
"in or out, one or the other."
Turf Critic's Humor Offended Texas
A turf critic who learned to read
and write before he learned to race
once made a bitter enemy of a highly
respectable Texas sportsman by hav
ing fun with the name he gave his pet
two-year-old filly. The filly was the
foal of the pet of the ranch. Little
Pearl, and the sire was Gallantry. The
Texan called the offspring Little
Pearls of Gallantry. The first and
the only time Little Pearls of Gal
lantry started the young critic
took occasion to chide the gen
tleman who hung that title on the
filly. In the course of his playful tart
remarks he undertook to name the
future product of the ranch whence
came Little Pearls of Gallantry.
Among the names he suggested were
Little Things to Think About. Little
Jars of Marmalade. Little Pales of
Timothy. Lir.xie Is My Hat on
Straight. Big Bill ith the White Hat
and such. The Texan could not have
been more aggrieved had he been ac
cused of cheating.
The mbination of the names of
sire and dam often results in beautiful J
if meaningless names, but even more
frequently in laughable or absurd
groups of letters.
New York City Far Ahead.
New York city consumes nearly
1.000 million units of electricity
per annum, w hile London, with nearly
double the population, consumes not
more than one-fourth of that amount
The consumption per head of popula
tion in New York is stated to be 2S2
units, against only 42 per head la
Will Read About Himself.
A volume of clippings covering the
visit to the Cnlted States of Earl Grey.
governor general of Canada, has Just
been completed in New York, and will
be sect to the ear!', tome at Ottawa.
Cemetery for Deceased Canines
in Fashionable Part of London
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New York. A paper of this city printed some pictures of the New York
dogs' cemetery a short time ago. Here is a picture of the place where the
pets of the well to do are buried In London.
It la a tiny plot of ground in the very heart of fashionable London, a re
markable bit of Hyde Park. It is not far from Kensington Gardens, but it
is so hidden from the gaze of the vulgar that one looks in vain for it unless
one inquires of the gatekeeper.
He directs you to the man In charge, an affable person in livery, who
unlocks a little door to the right of the gate house and shows you in with
a smile, wkich implies both pity and amusement. But at last you are repaid
for all your trouble, for here la a miniature graveyard, where are buried pets,
ot all kinds, from dogs and cata to birds and monkeys.
It occupies not much more space than the back yard of a city house, and
yet It has three avenues. Grass and flowers cover the graves, while small
monuments preserve the memory of these pampered darlings.
And the tributes on the headstones! They are in all degrees of tender
Bess, from "In loving memory of our Robbie" to the tragic announcement
that with the death of Timmie "Sunshine has passed out of our Uvea."
Otto of Austria, Once a German Court
Favorite, Victim of Cancer.
Berlin. The tragic fate of the Aus
trian Arcuduke Otto, who la dying of
cancer, excites sympathy nowhere
(Nobleman Who Has Been Overtaken
by a Tragic Fate.)
greater than at the German court
where he was formerly a great fa
vorite. Archduke Otto, who is now 41, Is
separated from the Austrian throne
only by the aged reigning Emperor
Francis Joseph and h.'.s own elder
brother. Archduke Francis Ferdinand,
whose children by his morganatic mar
riage are debarred from the succes
sion. Archduke Otto during his earlier
years enjoyed life with a reckless dis
regard to all proprieties. On one oc
casion he waa riding in a rural dis
Several Exploration Expeditions Have
Recently Been Made.
London. Prominent amcu the fea
tures of the modern development of
Egypt are the expeditions which have
been undertaken to explore the an
cient gold and precious stone workings
which exist in the region between the
Nile and the Red sea.
Ancient records tell ns of the mar
velous yield these workings afforded,
and several modem expeditions have
been made to explore the various dis
tricts with a Tiew to ascertaining
whether they could be reopened with
profit some of the leading London
engineering firms having taken part in
the exploration. Remains of ancient
villages and numberless abandoned
mines have been found, together with
stone grinding mills and mining Imple
ments, and assays made of the quartz
and soil. The labor question presents
little difficulty, as there are plenty of
I fellaheen ready to work at a cheap
i -ate.
Our illustration refers to an expedi
tion to one of the best-known of the
j indent mining districts in the Allaki
j valley, to the southeast of Assouan.
These are stated to have been the
mines worked by the early Egyptians,
and after them by the Romans and
Arabs. 'fldeed, continuous records of
mlclrg can be traced from the earliest
ags down to and including the Ro
man occupation of Egypt, from which
time little or nothing Is known until
we reach the Mussulman epoch, when
we are told by El MacrizI, the Arabian
historian, that the Arablaa chief
Omary was forced by the Egyptians
to abanJoa working the mines over
1,00 ;cars ago, at which time they
were being actively worked.
El Macrlal relates that during the
reign of Ahmed Benahmend ben Telb
oua. aa Arabian chief, and Syrian
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trict when he met a funeral proces
sion. He compelled the bearers to
deposit the coffin in the center of
the road, whereupon he leaped over
it on horseback and proceeded on his
way rejoicing.
Soon after his marriage with Prin
cess Maria Josephs, sister of the
present king of Saxony, he was blind
drunk in his own palace in the com
pany of a score of dissipated young
officers. When the revelry reached
its height Otto exclaimed: "Gentlo
men, if you would like to see bow a
royal princess of the blood looks in
bed I will conduct you to my wife's
room." They had almost reached the
door when the archduke's own kld-de-camp
drew his sword and said:
"Your imperial highness will only go
farther over my dead body." Arch
duke Otto turned back from bis de
sign, but no credit was due him per
sonally for so doing.
When a member of the Austrian
parliament, Pernerstorfer, denounced
the archduke's proceedings in the
relehsrath, Otto hired three ruffians
who forced an entrance Into Perner
storfer's house in broad daylight,
gagged his servant and locked her up
and then beat Pernerstorfer himself
almost to death.
More recently Otto, in a state of
helpless drunkenness, appeared in a
fashionable restaurant in Vienna
wearing northing but his officer's cap
and a sword attached to a belt around
his waist. A great Austrian noble
man who was present with his wife
Immediately complained to the emper
or, who is said to have summoned his
nephew and boxed bis ears.
A terrible punishment overtook him
at the age of 38, when cancer in the
throat, due directly to the mode of
life which be had led, made Its ap
pearance. Since then the archduke
has been slowly dying. His suffer
ings during these three years have
been appalling. He lives almost alone
in a comparatively small residence not
far from the A ustra German frontier.
His wife never goes near him, nor
are bis two sons allowed to visit blm.
named Abou Abdul Hainan Omary,
about S68 A. D. had with a large tribe
worked these gold mines between the
River Nile and the Red sea. and he
Native Miners Sinking a Shaft.
states that there was marvelous ac
tivity in the districts between the
; River Nile and the heights of Asouo
and Berber and the Red sea.
Pauper Insured for $5,000.
A pauper lunatic belonging to tha
Haslingden union, who recently died,
was found to be insured by seven
different persons for amounts ranging
up to $.'j.(K'0. but when asked to de
fray the cost of the burial the bene
ficiaries unanimously refused. The
workhouse master stated that there
were other men similarly insured In
the workhouse.
A Monarch's Resource.
If the shah of Persia were to be
deprived of his Income he could still
make sure of being one of the rich
est men in the world. He would only
have to sell his ornaments, gems, and
precious stones to become possessed
of about $35,000,000. the sum at which
the macificect collection Is valued.
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