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The limes Daily Short Story.
(Original. The Indian heroines of fiction are In variably Lwiutiful, though how a girl Villi high chwk rurs. etri:ht, coarse hidr and Indian features enn be beau tiful Is puzzling. The heroine of this story was not only a fuil blooded fiijuaw, but her dress was so unbecom ing that had she had cny beauty It would have been killed by the cos tume. Her shoes were a man's cast off India rubbers; her f-kirt was the short flannel underskirt of a white woman; her blouse was a man's skirt. This costmae was appropriate to a Winers' camp in which Juaiiita, or Wauny, ns she was familiarly called a name given her by the miners be cause they couldn't pronounce her real name spent most of her time. Pho took no pride In dress because she bad no one to dress for. While miners are proverbially respectful to women of re finement, they treated this aborigine pretty much as they treated each oth er. Indeed she was made the scape goat for everything. If anything was lost Wanny had stolen It; If anything went wrong YVanny was to blame. It was "Wanny, get me this," or "Wanny, get away from here." She was the fag of the enmp and at the same time was always in the way. One of tho men, and one alone, real ized the state of affairs and one day suggested to another who sent Wanny a mile for some tobacco without giving her a cent that she should be paid for her work. Wanny stood by and heard the suggestion, the reply, the hot "words that followed, and saw Jim Burns, her defender, puuch the head of Tom Archer, his antagonist. The bat tle may have been drawn. Such bat tles usually are, though the heroes of stories who defend luckless maidens always come out victorious. There was one result of the fracas, however, which was permanent It was under stood that thereafter when a man or dered Wanny to do anything for hlra he must pay her for doing It. Wnnny from this time received fees varying from a nickel to a quarter. At lier first appearance In the minors' camp after Jim Burns' Intervention she wore a real, calico dress and her hair was braided and tied with a yel low ribbon that had held together a bundla of cigars. No one suspected the cause of the tidiness but Jim Burns, and he would not have suspected It had he not noticed a peculiar expression In the girl's eyes the very next time she looked at him. Jim considered It an ex pression of gratitude. It was more than this. The wild creature's heart Lad been touched with love. . Jim Burns paid no more attention to Wanny than before. That he had freed her from oppression was no reason why he should bo called upon to change Lis bearing toward her. lie had no use for a little squaw whom Lis associates FLOODS AND IRRIGATION. Vina to I'rerfnt the Former and Aid the Latter. The floods that have been devastat ing lartr-? sections of the west and southwest have engaged the attention of government otikials at Washington who arc in charge of the reclamation policy authorized by the recent Irriga tion law passed by congress, says the New York Times. It is likely that the scope of the irrigation policy of the government will include the purpose to prevent if possible the recurrence of Moods in the Missouri and Mississippi valleys. Storage reservoirs not only at the head waters of the large streams, but lower down, where extensive anas of rain drainage continually swell the flood of water volume in ,the rivers, have been suggested as a means that would be effective. "A feature of this flood storage," said Guy ' Mitchell, secretary of the National Irrigation association, recent ly, "which would undoubtedly accom plish the desired ivMi!t may be termed 'secondary storage.' The storage prop osition applied to the Missouri and its great tributaries involves the question of the irrigation of the vast arid do main through which these rivers flow. Reservoirs, it is estimated, would re claim as much as ".1.0it ,0o) acres of present desert land. Tho principal sea son of growing crops for this area would be April, May. June, July and August, and the reason, the lands are not irrigated at present is that, while there is plenty of water in the iirsi three months, during July find Auanst. when wafer is absolutely necessary to mature the crops, these streams an? mere threads By means of canals and ditches almost incalculable quantities of the flood waters coming down dur ing April, May and June, which can not be stored in the reservoirs, would be taken out of the rivers and spread on this laud, which would take it up like a sponge. "Under such u system of irrigation S N T"" vnw treated very much as they would treat their horse or their do. Wanny made no effort to secure hN noliee, going about apparently as Indifferent to his attentions as before. Jim was rather pleased at this. He took no credit to himself for the girl's defense and was the last man to stand what he called palaver on the part of one for whom he would do a favor. When, therefore, he saw that Wanny refrained from any mark"d expression of gratitude which would have been likely to draw down upon him the gibes of h' associ ates be gave hcrcredit for a lot of sense. Then Jim, who was inclined to take It upon himself to regulate any infrac tion cf camp etiquette, discipline, law and tho like, thought proper one day to turn out of camp a good for nothing drunken Indian.one of the tribe to which Wanny belonged, who had their tepees a utile down the stream. The man had been banging about, and sun dry articles had been missed. Jim therefore invited him to leave and en forced his invitation with a kick. Jim had a claim lying between the miners' and the Indians' camp and was accustomed to ride there nearly every day. One morning Wanny came to Lhtti and said: "Xo go down river today." "Why, not, Wanny V "Git shot." "Who's goiSg to do the job?" ' Wrnny gave hkn the name of the Indian whom Jim had given the "grand bounce." Jim thanked her for the in formation, but Wanny saw by his man ner that he would pay no attention to it. She disappeared and was not seen around the camp again that day. About sunset Jim, previous to riding to bis claim, remembering Wanny's warning, went to the wall where his rifle hung to get it, but it was not there. Thinking some one had borrow ed it and not caring to give up his trip because lie hadn't it, he mounted and rodo down the river. Suddenly in the road before him he board a shot, fol lowed by another from a thicket Iiid ng on, he was horror stricken at see ing Wauny lying on her face in the road across a rltfe. Dashing to her, be threw himself from his horse and raised her tenderly. Life was flutter ing, but her soul looked out through her eyes as clearly as it had ever leak ed. In Jim revenge struggled with tho gentler feelings, and he hastened to ask. before it would le too late who had done the deed. There was no an swer. The eye was clear, but the lips had lost the power to move. Then the eye lost Its intelligence and became fixed. It was not a minute from the time Jim saw her till, seizing the rifle (his own), be was dashing into the thicket from which it was evident the shot had come. lie heard a crashing In the bushes and saw the Indian who had threatened him running for his life. Jim caught him, took bim to camp, and before the sun had set the Indian was swinging from the limb of a tree. F. A. MITCIIEL. the o fleet would lie the same as though it had b"cn possible the other week to spread out the great flood of the Mis souri, the Arkansas and the 1'Iatte and irrigate millions of acres of farming land in Wyoming. Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Pakotas, thus reduc ing the flow of tl lower reaches of the Missouri to below the danger point. "The combined volume of the water impounded in storage reservoirs at the head waters of these great rivers and their tributaries and that contained in a network of hundreds of miles of irri gation canals and ditches, coupled with that absorbed by millions of acres of arid land, would have gone a long way toward preventing what will be known ns the great flood of l'.iO'd." Inilj- HalnrTO' "Flume" Fd. Englishwomen of fashion are appar ently devoted to n new shade, says the New York Tress. It is an uncom promising orange, a most trying tint, and one that women have been using only sparingly in the last fifty years. Two Englishwomen, Lady Bakarres and Mrs. Charles Ewurt, have been wearing gowns laden down with this bright hue. Lady Balearres had a long court train at one of the drawing rooms made of orange velvet flounced with cream colored lace. Mrs. Ewart dutifully followed suit, and her brown chiffon frock was brightened with a full sash of orange crape. Even this fashionable favor will not avail burnt orantre, or "flame," as it is called by the French. The most delicate skin looks yellow beside orange and the most brilliant complexion is pale. Nevertheless fashionable milliners along Piccadilly have taken up the "flame" fad. and one- woman has the daring to show a gown of unrelieved orange crape. tirnnt "nni" - , j San Diego. Cab. June 20. The Union ; announces that U. S. Grant is a candi- j date for the Hepublicau nomination for, the vice presidency next year. j CITIZEN" Tc.TiS BATH Incidents of His Removal From a Pesthouse. MUCH EXCITEMENT IN ETAKFOED Connecticut C'ity'n Council Met In Kxtraordinnrj- Seioti I'olicc Pre pared For Kiot 1 "a inoin Clin raf ter, IiidlKiinnt nt 1Mb Trentment For Smallpox, IJcuiandw $50,000 From Stamford and Telia III Doc tor He la Doomed to Die, George Francis Train, about whose gaunt form clung sheets redolent of the things which chemists sell ns -sovereign remedies for smallpox, left the post house, three miles from Stamford, Conn., recently and returned to his daughter's home in Third street, says the New York Herald, lie was clad mostly in hydropathic force, for he had refused all raiment of the conventional kind, and his feet were innocent of socks and shoes. The return of tho philosopher was not accomplished without a cataclysm in otlicialdotn, a special meeting of the council, a hurry call to the police to repel with drawn revolvers the march of contagion, the defiance of the smallpox camp and threats of six lawsuits. Stamford is ?2,XK) poorer for the visit of the "Citizen," and he says he will sue the city for $."iO,000 damages for his being detained against his will. Ills physician and three attendants will present claims for extra services, and then it is likely that Stamford will demand that New York make amends for the trouble which came there with the apostle of psychic force. It seemed the other day as If all Stamford's citizens were puppets of psychic force, for from morning until night tho city was in an uproar. The report that the "Citizen" was about to leave his camp spread through the quiet streets. The common council, scenting danger, assembled at 11 o'clock in the morning In extraordinary session. An expense of $1,WH) had been incurred, and there was no way to pay it except to draw from the funds set aside for the maintenance f the pumping station. Then was asked why the patient was taken from the house where he was being cared for by relatives to be attended at an expense of more than fro a day. On the heels of this inquiry there camo a demand over the telephone from the physician and the attendants for twelve days' pay after the patient should have shaken the dust of the camp from 'his feet. . It has been the custom to pay quar antine time to the physician and at tendants who serve at the isolation hospital. Although this delightful pe riod of inactivity carries uo responsi bility and care except to wonder whether they are really going to get the smallpox themselves, the public servants have not always spent the periods in strict seclusion. Coney Is land has been regarded as a good place for retrospection and the New York theaters and roof gardens always have been highly regarded as resting places during the time required for cultiva tion of germs. Ir. C. II. Borden and his associates In the camp therefore put in their bills for thirty-seven days instead of twenty-live. The council consented to limit tho usefulness of the pumping station twenty-five days and uo more, and then the insurrection broke forth in the dis tant camp. Alarming bulletins came every few minutes from Dr. Borden. The council informed him that no pay for quarantine time would be given un less he and the attendants actually re mained in the pesthouse or in some quarantine station. The doctor said he would not stay another day himself and the.t he had ordered the employees to remain and that they had refused to do so. He reported a few minutes later that all had decided to omit the process of final disinfection and to in vade the council chamber to demand their quarantine pay. "Tell the police!" cried the council men. Chief Bowman was notified to send policemen with drawn revolvers to pre vent the incursion. "If they come into this council cham ber," exclaimed an excited official, tak ing an empty revolver from a desk and mapping it ominously into the mouth piece of the telephone. "I'll blow out the brains click of every last click one of them. Do you hear that, Ir. Borden?" "Give me the telephone," said Mayor Leeds. "I wish to say to you, Dr. Bor d.'ti, that if you permit such a thing you will take upon yourself a large measure of responsibility." The mayor handed the Instrument to Graham Holly, the city clerk. "Oh, say, now, doctor, that Is pretty strong language for a Christian," said the clerk. "No, I won't give the mayor any such message. I'm no telephone. You've got to say that to his face." Again the instrument slid across the desk. "He says that they will disinfect themselves if they leave," suid the mayor. Th.' c;i.m!l breiub-d more freely. Such were the niiuhty affairs of state which involved Stamford whic "Citi zen" Train gave reluctant consent to take a bichloride bath in the open air. His determination had been reached on account of the diplomacy of Miss Margaret B. Elston, a nurse, for he and Dr. Borden had not been friendly. "When I first met you," said the "Cit izen" to the physician, "I thought you were a man who appreciated the possi bilities of science. I do not dislike you, Borden, but I. wish to inform you that when I fold my hands across my breast psychic force is exerted in such a manner that even I cuntiot restrain it. The person against whom it is ex erted has not long to live. I am looking fct you, and you will also observe the position of my hands. Henceforth I shall not speak to you, and I shall not eat. I shall also refrain 1'rcm wearing clot lies." "Citizen" Train disapproved of the medical man, -principally because Dr. Borden had ordered certain papers nnd correspondence to be burned, Including an account of tho distinguished pa tient's impressions of life in a pest house, which lie planned to publish. Considerably mollified, however, by the news that he might soon leave the camp, Mr. Train permitted himself to be conducted into the open at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Around the old farm house called.au Isolation hospital the wind blew in chilly gusts. Foremost of all in the procession was "Citizen" Train. He was escorteTl by George Morrell, and near by was Mamie Gib lin, the cook. The trio comprised the alumni association of the isolation hos pital. Dr. Borden conducted the ar rangements for the bath. After the ablutions "Citizen" Train resumed the thread of bis discourse. Wrapped in blankets and sheets, for he still scorned clothes, he was taken in a cab to the home from which he had been re moved. "As a matter of fact," said the "Citizen"- confidentially when I saw him a few minutes later, "I did not have smallpox. I carried with me a small electric battery, by means of which, through a hydropathic agency with which I am familiar, I gave the physi cians the impression that I suffered from the malady. I have been out rageously treated, and I have notified my attorney, Clark Bell, to bring suit against the city of Stamford for 530, 000 for desolating my daughter's home by taking me. away from it without authority. I am also much displeased to learn that my watch has been soaked in an antiseptic solution and thereby ruined, t say nothing of the burning of a five dollar bill and a man uscript work of great value." PREACHES IN HIS SLEEP. PnMor Illen From Cot at Church Time nnd Enters I'ulplt Asleep. Itev. John Cauffman of Brown coun ty, Ind., is preaching every night to hundreds of persons, and his sermons possess the novel feature of being de livered while the minister is sound asleep, says an Indianapolis special dis patch to the rhiladclphia I'ress. Mr. Cauu'man goes to the church each afternoon at 4 o'clock, lies diwn on a cot and is scxhi fast asleep. At 7 o'clock, when the church is tilled with people, he rises, still asleep, and enters the pulpit, where he delivers a sermon expounding the Scriptures to the edifi cation and wonder of his hearers, often continuing his discourse for two and a half and even three hours. He uses both English and German in his preaching. Often when delivering his sermon lie wishes water to quench ids thirst, and by outstretching his arms he makes known Ids wants. CURIOUS CASHBOOK. Comptroller Grout Finds First One I'sed l New Vork City. Comptroller . Edward M. Grout of New York has discovered among a pile of debris In the basement of the Stew art building the first cashbook and ledger used by the city of New York, which has Just been celebrating the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of its birth, says the New Y'ork World. The system of bookkeeping made one book do for both the ledger and the, daybook, and some of the entries are, so odd that the comptroller may make a special report to the Historical so ciety on his find. The ledger is marked: "City Ledger No. 1, 1001 to 1700 A. D." These entries are found among oth ers: "To cash for ye cage and ducking stool, 20 5s. and Od." "Aug. 10, to cash paid bellman for whipping negro, Ss." "Sept. 2,1, KSH), to cash payed two and a half potts good beer, 10s." "Oct. 10, cash paid to Dr. Yesey for a sermon, and los." Ammon River Islands. The Amazon river is navigable for a distance equal to that from Lisbon to Moscow. There are islands in it ns big as the Gorman states of Baden and Wurttemberg combined. SIRES AND SONS. Christopher Stlmls, who has Just 3ied in Newark, N. J., helped to build the yacht America, the first cup boat. Little Lord Knebworth, born in May in England, is a great grandson of Bul wer Lytton, who was born in May, 1S03, 100 years ago. W. K. Yanderbiit has definitely de cided to take an active part in Ameri can racing, and he is planning a stablo of splendid proportions for 1004. At the age of eighty-six and after twenty-seven years of service Robert 51. Olyphant has retired from the pres idency of the Delaware and Hudson railroad. General Edward F. Jones, known as "Jones of Binghamton, N. Y," lieuten ant governor of his state under Gov ernor Hill, celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday on June 3. John P. Hand, the new chief justice of the supreme court in Illinois, is an Illinois product throughout, having been born and educated in the state. He is fifty-four years old. Associate Justice Alexander B. Ilag ncr, who has Just retired from the su preme court of the District of Colum bia after a service of twenty-five years, received on his retirement a tall vase from the members of the bar. II. I Patterson of Aurora, Ind., a veteran of the civil war, while on a visit to Gettysburg recently discover ed a large bowlder behind which he sought shelter during the battle and purchased It and had it shipped to his western home to mark LU grave after his death. Major Lutlr B. Hare, Twelfth cav alry, who, with Major Ilowze, led the troops that chased Aguinaldo Into the mountains of northern Luzon and suc ceeded in rescuing Lieutenant Gillmora and party, has been ordered before a retiring board at San Antonio, Tex., to be examined for retirement Friends of Milton J. Flood, the young naturalist, no longer doubt the report N. F. FRAZIER, President. W. H. ERONSON, Sec. and Treas. THE OKLAHOMA MORTGAGE & TRUST CO., GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA. 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