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TOBACCO MILLIONAIRE BROTHERS ROE HAVING WED DIVORCEES Special Correspondence of The Press. . NEW YORK, Sept. 13—History is unexpectedly repeated in the di vorce action with which James Bu chanan Duke has startled Hie world of wealth and fashion. Although president of tho American Tobacco company and regarded as the brains of the millionaire Duke fam ily, bia matrimonial venture has de ▼eloped as unhappy a climax as that of his eccentric brother, Brodie L. Duke, whose divorce suit is still unsettled. The marriages of both men were such as to cause a deal of comment, and both actions for separation bristle with sensational charges. After a honeymoon of less than 10 months James B. Duke names as corespondent Frank T. Hun loon, a captain in the famous Old Guard regiment, a familiar Broad way figure and club man, and in business life the president of a min eral water concern. Duke asks for an absolute divorce from Lillian N. Fletcher-MeCnyiy-Duke. A Former Scandal. Mrs. Duke was formerly the wife of William 13. McCredy, a wealthy coffee broker and club man. She began a suit for separation from him in April. 1592. McCredy filed counted charges, which resulted in his ohtaini n g a decree of divorce. Signals to Young Cuban. OSAGES, RICHEST INDIANS IN THE COUNTRY; MOSTLY CASH By Jacob Waldeck. Special Correspondence to The I Teas. PAWHUBKA, O. T.. Sept. 1;!. This is tlie capital of the Osage In dian reservation, which occupies the northeast corner of Oklahoma. These Indians ar©, per head, the richest people In the world. Not once of them need to do n stroke of wort.. And they don't. They tire tho Indians of tho pic ture hooks, tho fellows with the gaudy blankets and feathers and buo.li. v*... There nro 1837 Osagos, or about 400 families. The full bloods num ber Sll ami the mixed bloods 1096. They have $8,872,427.80 In cash. This amount and tho present reser vation were given by the govern ment in 1871 on condition that they should remove here nnd give up lands they occupied In Kansas. Ttlll money is kepi In the United States treasury nm! draws 5 per cent in terest, which is paid to Ihe Indians in quarterly installments, That means a distribution of over $100,- --000 every three months. The reservation oomprlses 1,470,- --0.15 acres of land, well watered nnd timbered, nnd Including wide stretches of fertile prairie soil, it is underlaid by what, ninny experts believe, will prove to be ono of Ihe largest oil and gas deposit! ever discovered. Both those wealth pro ducers have already been found under 700,000 acres of tho land. Then 1 are strong Indications of coal, h ad and zinc, tho development of which Is dolayed by a lack of railroad facilities. Captain Frank Fianti, the Indian ngont here, said: "On a low prop erty valuation the woatth of the Ganges l* between $30,000 and $35,- --000 per capita." Every man, wouir-n and child nharcH aliko In the ownership of the property, and In the quarterly pay ments. The head of the family McCredy alleged that his wife had associated with Benjamin Par sons, flour merchant, and Henry Kopor, a broker, in a manner dis tasteful to him. The most sensa tional testimony in the trial was that alleging the connection of Mrs. McCredy with a young Cuban, a student. A tenant of the San Homo, one of the most fashionable apartment houses in New York, swore that the Cuban made his ap pearand' there each day after Mr. McCredy had gone to business and that Mrs. McCredy had a code of signals in operation to apprise the young foreigner just when he might appear. A letter was opened which was alleged to have been addressed to Mrs. McCredy by a prominent Produce Exchange man calling her "My dear wife." and asking "for another meeting." Wedding Causes Stir. The fnshionable set in Philadel phia and New York was given a turn in November of Jast year when Mrs. McCredy and J. H. Duke were quietly married at the Camden (N. J.) home of her uncle, Lewis J. Seal, president of the Philadelphia Consolidated Stock exchange. Duke was supposed to he a confirmed bachelor, and none knew he had even been attentive to Mrs. Mc- Credy. She was Miss Lillian N. Fletcher, and her mother still lives at Camden. Duke and his bride sailed for Bu | draws for the entire family. An elderly gentleman named Klwah- I hotha draws for 13. He sees no j bad luck In the number. Many have families witli from six to 10 i members. The quarterly payment from the government, id' interest on the trust TOP PICTURE SHOWS OSAGE WAR DANCERS. TWO OSAGE INDIAN BELLES, BISTERS. of tho tribe to tlit* number of 1543 have made audi selections. They have been encouraged to have this land converted Into productive farms. Some who have shown in terest and ability have been allow ed control of more than their home steads. They hire white men to Work the land on shares. Many of the Indians derive from this source incomes of $700 to $1000 a year. fund, amounts to 141 for every Osage from patriarch to papoose. Last May there was nn extra pay ment of $17. per capita. This was a distribution of the accumulated royalties for grazing paid by white renters, which amounts to $150,- --000 a year, and tho oil and gas royalties, which reach tho same amount. Thirteen times $179 equals $2327, the ti/.e of the roll Mr. Xl- rope and remained abroad until last February. Then they settled down to live at 11 West Sixty-eighth street, in a beautiful brown stone mansion which had been a gift to Mrs. Duke from McCredy. Gets Tip Abroad. Duke went to Europe, supposedly on business, last July. According to the papers in the case and a state ment by Richard V. Lindabury, Duke's counsel, Mrs. Duke and Captain Huntoon were frequently seen together at the race tracks and restaurants immediately after Duke's departure. Specific dates, amounting to six or more, are men tioned, and the acts complained of were committed, it is charged, at the town house of the Dukes and one or two other places on Long Island. While Duke was in Europe he was informed of his wife's alleged conduct, and by cable he engaged detectives. He started proceedings one day after his arrival home. Lindabury asserts that when Duke went away there had been no trou ble between him and his wife. The Alleged Lover. Huntoon and Mrs. Duke were warm friends before her marriage. He is a bachelor, about r>r>. He is a member of the New York Athletic club, Atlantic Yacht club and the Klks. He is a familiar figure at the first night performances of the theaters, wahhotha dragged down from the pay window when the big payment was made. Hut this is not all. The Osages have been urged to select home steads of 160 acres each, which will be owned by them when the reser vation is finally divided. Members Duke's Millions. James Buchanan Duke is about. SO, and was the favorite son of the late Washington Duke, who found ed the tobacco trust. It is esti mated that Duke's fortune amounts to from $50,000,000 to $75,000,000. He owns magnificent Duke estate at Somerville, N. J., where he has a park of some 2000 acres. Three hundred and sixty teams worked for three years to improve the estate. One of its chief beauties is an artificial lake, which cost $1,000,000 to build. The mansion cost $1,500,000, and $2,000,000 was devoted to the fittings and art. James B. Duke has been called "the hardest working millionaire in the world." He has devoted most of bis time to the upbuilding of the tobacco trust, and has had little interest in the fads and fancies of the average American of inherited wealth. Mrs. Duke's defense will bo made public when her answer is filed in the New Jersey court of chancery. It is said that both she and Hun-« toon will deny the charges. Brodie Duke, brother of James 8., sued his wife, Alice Webb Duke of Chicago, asserting that shortly after their marriage she was guilty of improper conduct. Justice Gei gerlch denied her application for alimony. The divorce action is still pending. She was also a divorcee before her marriage to Duke. Their tribal government calls for a chief and a council of eight mem bers. The present chief is O Ui-110- Wal-Lah. The assistant chief, Ba son Rind, Is the sage of the tribe. The tribe is divided into nearly a dozen Bands, each in charge of a subordinate chief. The names of some of these bands are: Big Hill, William Perm, Strike Ax, Saucy ] Chief, Claremore, Heaver and Black Bog. They live in villages in vari ous parts of the reservation. The biggest village is located a mile from this town. It consists of : about 75 cottages of various sizes, though mostly one story high, tents anil tepees, scattered promiscuously around n 100-acre lot. An agency boarding school o-id a contract school conducted by Catholics are provided for the In dian children, Each has an attend ance of about 150. Pupils are given board, books, clothing and tuition free. The expenses of the sehtKils and the cost of running the agency art- taken from the general tribal funds. In addition to the regular branches the children are taught farming, dairying, carpentry and blacksmithing. Those who desire higher education are sent to Car lisle. Haskell or other Indian schools. The OsagOS have twice voted for the allotment of their property, the royalties to be held apart from the land and to be distributed as at present. It is probable that within a few years such a division will be made with the government, how ever, retaining charge of the prop erty of the old people and such others of the tribe as are not able to protect their own interests. NOTICE SOWARD ORDERS. THE UNITED INDUSTRIAL ARMY OF BROTHERHOOD T. I. I. A. OF H ORDER OF CALVRBB O. OF C. ORDER of MACHIBi O. OF M. ORDER of DEPUTY O. OF D. AMERICAN ORDER EAGLE OF AN Alt will parade the last day of the fair at Portland, Ore. and the large different races, relative hoard will meet next year on the 3d day of July, 1900, Dcs Moines, la. By orders of the chief. HEADACHE. Frequent, or periodical headache*. weaken tlie brain, snd veiv often ex tinguish the light or reason Dr, Miles' Antl-Paln Pills win cure hemi-i BCha quickly, by soothing the Irri tated nerves of the brain They also prevent pain if taken when Oral symptoms of headache appear. 25 do.sus, 25e. Never sold In bulk. SLEEPLESSNESS. Tou will have BO dltSculty In pro curing rest iiitil Bleep if you will let l>r Miles' Nervine BOOthS Slid strengthen th* tired, agitated, weak ened brain nerves, h, long as they remit in In this e.indtllon. yon w m 1... restless, irritable, melancholy, You ate welcome to your money back if first boltlu does not l. THE SPOKANE PRESS KENTUCKY MAY YIELD DIAMONDS NEW YORK, Sept. 13—David Draper, an expert diamond pros pector, who has visited this coun try in the interest of an English syndicate, is in this city at present, nvestigating the situation of the American market in diamonds and other precious stones. He has just returned from a prospecting tour which took him through Kentucky and several other districts in the south. He made a careful inspec tion of the district between Ison and Creeches creeks, Elliott county, Ky., nnd says that surface borings showed that a stratum of Kimber lite is close to the surface. Kim beiiite is the diamond-bearing stra tum which has yielded such enor mous wealth of diamonds in South Africa. There- are, in his opinion, also strong indications of garnets, filmenite, olivine, depside and mica. In his preliminary surface work he dd not find any diamonds, but he is inclined to believe that there may be diamond bearing deposits in that district. 1 Mr. Draper does not consider it at all strange that no diamonds have, so far, been found in that district, as the surface is covered with a thick growth of vegetation. He points to the fact that many of the mines in the Transvaal were discovered only after 25 years of prospecting, although it was evi dent to mining experts that dia monds existed there. In his opin ion there is no reason why the de posits in Kentucky should not bear just as large and fine gems as those in South Africa and says that the cost of mining would be a great deal cheaper in Kentucky than in South Africa. A yield of only five carats per load would be sufficient to make diamond mining in Ken tucky paying. Mr. Draper expects to meet the members of the syndicate in Lon don about two weeks hence and will probably advise them to have expensive borings and investiga tions made by competent diamond prospectors. He thinks it would cost about $100,000 to explore the district and that it would require about two years' time to complete the work. Uncle Henry thinks: "All is not cheek that is brassy." Public Printer Palmer, Who Was Ordered to Resign by Roosevelt. Public Printer Palmer, who was brdjpred by President Roosevelt to resign by September 15, and later dismissed, because of his unwar ranted dismissal of officials. GIGANTIC ENGINEERING PROJECT TO GIVE LOS ANGELES MORE WATER LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept, 13.— To tap the highest watershed Is the United states and bring water tor domestic snd Irrigating pur poses a distance of 240 miles is the bold plan which the city of Los An geles proposes to undertake. Competent engineers who have spent months In making surveys and figuring the cost state tha',for 123,000,000 Los Angeles can perfecl a witter system capable of supply ing a city of 2,000,000 inhabitants; of watering all irrigable land from the mountains to the sea, contigu ous to this city, Ex-Mayor Fred Baton has secured options on nearly all water rights In the Owens RHreT valley, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada moun tains. 240 miles north ami east of I.os Angeles, in the state of Cali fornia, and has offered to sell to the city ibis water In doing this he has made a great personal sacrifice, for while in New York some months ago he had an opportunity to sell these riuhts to power companies ! ami realise several millions of dol lars from 'he transaction. Estimates of the amount of water which will How into l.os Angelas' vary from 15,000 incites, in the winter time, when the tem perature in 'hi' Owens Hiver valley Is below zero, to 39,000 inches in June and July, when the snow on the mountains is melting, and the' L thermometer resistors as high as , ItO degrees in the shade The aver an>' 'low w ill be about 10,000 Inches. I This WSter will be of incalculable 1 value i" Los Angeles, it is eonfl-i dently predicted that the revenue I which may be derived from the sale [of thousands of Inches of this water Ito ranchers In four counties will I be sufficient t'> pay in a few years (the entire cost of the system. Southern California has always been noted as a wonderfully pro-1 F. W. PALMER. "The Lilly of the Valley" Bloomed to Be Blighted and With- ered Away. By Ettie Elton. "Put a little more coal in tho grate, Susie. It is so very cold to night," said old Mrs. I-Acy, at tho same time laying aside her knitting and drawing a little closer to the fire. See! Today is the 17th—-17th of December. Twenty-nine years ago this very night I shall never forget." "What about it, Grandma?" said Susie, her eyes brightening at the prospect of a story. "Almost enough for a book or a written story at least. Somehow or other my mind has been running upon that child all day. It seems to me you look like she did at your age, with her eyes so large and blue. May heaven protect my Susie from her fate! "On dark night as the wind whistled down from the mountains to our home in the valley, a wild cry of agony pierced the air, send ing a chill of horror to all within the house. Old Mrs. Benson, who had been there since the birth of your Aunt Judy's baby, opened the door and listened. 'It's a woman's voice,' said she. 'Somebody's lost in the storm.' "Before your uncle had time to get out, Crazy Luce, a neighborhood character,appeared within the door way and made for the Are. " 'They can't get me now. Ha! Ha!' said she, glancing wildly at the door. 'I'm glad they chased me in here. It's so warm like.' "I was holding the baby and the woman seemed attracted to the lit tle thing. I could never tell why, but as she touched the little hand it opened, and as she looked tipon the lines of the palm she went on jabbering. 'Short life —sorrow — marry young man —die away from horne —almost alone—great city— better die now, little lily, and lie under the snow by your baby home —ha! old Luce knows.' "I never believed in fortune tell ing, but somehow a shudder came over me and I was glad Judy had not heard her, as she was asleep. Soon the crazy woman made her way to the kitchen and finally left the house and none could find her. "When Judy awoke she asked for her ohild. 'Oh, I've had such a queer dream,' said she. 'It seemed that my baby was the fairest and whitest lily I had ever seen and that after a while a great crowd came to the house and some stran ger plucked her and 1 realized that she was my child.' "Mrs. Benson and I agreed not to tell her of the old woman's visit, fearing that the prophecy might trouble her. "Aunt Judy christened the child: Lilias, calling her Lily for a pet name, and well did it suit the fair, sweet child. At 15 she was sent to Boston to school. Your grandpa and I lived there at that time and she was taken to our house to live. Thanksgiving day came around ami with it a gay crowd. Among the guests was a Lieutenant Gray, who paid much attention to Lily. This was displeasing to us. for we knew that he was not what he should be, being addicted to drink and gam ing. "One Saturday morning Lily se cured permission to surprise her parents by a visit, promising to be back in time for school Monday ductive country. But there has been one drawback which has materially retarded development. That was thi' uncertainty of rains. Many times this corner of the world has been a sufferer from a "dry year." But there is always a heavy rain fall In the Sierras, and the Owens river is ever a rushing mountain torrent of pure water. I Not only Will Los Angeles he in ' a position to supply neighboring towns v ith water, and tho farms and ranches of a great territory With water for irrigation, hut the eiaiin is also made that there will 'he enough power for a municipal j gas works anil eiectrie lighting j plant, sad also enough to justify the city's purchase of tho street I railway systems. morning. This seemed but natural and I consented. From that day to this we have never heard from Lily or the lieutenant. Nathan spent half his fortune in searching and advertising and finally sank to the grave under his affliction. Judy was laid beside him on the 17th of December, just 18 years after her child was born. " 'Dere's anudder beggar in de kitchen, missus,' said Chloe, peep ing at the door. 'A little boy so pale looking 'pears most a ghost.' " 'Tell the little fellow to come up,' said Susie's mother, who had entered the room. "The child looked so hungry and cold and told such a tale of suffer ing that Mrs. I.acy and her grand daughter promised to visit his mother the following day. They gave him some clothing to take home and a quilt for his mother. "Rarly the next morning they made their way to the garret, where the child said the couple lived. On a bed of rags and straw lay a ghastly looking woman whom Nattie introduced as his mother. " 'I am dying," said the woman. 'Oh. 1 thank heaven that someone has been sent to hear my story and comfort my last moments. Will you let me tell you before I die?' "What crime have you committed that you desire to tell?" asked Mrs. Lacy. "I was not always the distressed creature that. 1 am now," answered the dying woman, "but oh, I de serve all this suffering, yes, yes—" and her voice faltered. "Another story of disobedience and blighted hopes,' Sussia," said Mrs. lacy in an undertone. Per haps the haggard woman you see was once as happy as you or as was my own Lily, of which 1 was telling you." "My Lily! Whose Lily? Your Lily!" exclaimed the sufferer. "Who are you and who was your Lily?" "My name is Mrs. Lacy and my Lily was " "Oh, God! You are my aunt, and I left you, oh, so madly. I am Lily." But few words passed and these told of the debauchery and untime ly death of Lieutenant Gray, and Lily died in the arms of her aunt. Many were the conjectures why a pauper's funeral service should be held at the magnificent home of Judge Lacy and why Susie should afterwards be so fond of the little boy who was adopted by the judge as his son, Nattie. 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The intake of the system which BX-MAYOIt FRED BATON, win no constructed m tne uw?ns River valley will bo some SSOO feet above the level of the sea ami, as Los Angeles is only a few feet above sea level, the water will How in the eanall which will be con structed by gravity. Los Angeles now receives its wa ter supply from the Const rango mountains and the San Fernando valley, through the l.os Angeles river The How is tOOQ inches, and Is baroly sufficient for this city's needs. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS Boy with a wheel. Apply "t West ern Union Telegraph company. ■ELF WAITED —F»nT>T.B, Lady help. P. & B. Bakery, 0«l» Monroe street. POR BMI-IOUIW. For Rent—Several modern house* In Lidgerwood. Western Realty Co, 68 and 69 Jamieson block. *** ** POR SAUK. 14 foot row boat for sale chean, 401 li. Indiana Aye. T. W. Ryan. Furniture and fixtures of reslau rant. For further particulars address Kl3. care The Prose. EDUCATION AJU. 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