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BEAVEK, OKLAHOMA TEURITORY, THURSDAY, EEBKUARY 14, 1895.
OU who cnpturo hearts
Goldcn-halrcd nnd Ray,
You will Ret somo ten or twenty
Hach one with its tncisnco tender
Owning nbcolnto surrender
ui tho true hoart of the senders
Such 19 Cupid's way.
You will find mj own confession
In among tho rest.
It Is oery man's Impression
That you lovo him 1-cst.
So, Itko nine or nineteen others
Of my (sentimental brothero
I um ono who vainly smotlicrs
L'jvo within his breast.
Dut I linow you, little flirt vou
Hopo? Indeed, I'vo nonol
Thot'B the very vine of virtue
Troren by your fun.
Every lino oMoio you'll pirry.
Of these twenty men who tarry,
Then, at lnst, so off and marry
rcllx Carmen, In Life
' I PODD was a
j-c-j I clerk In a retail
Evjl dry (roods store.
It is uuuouit
to Imagine that
a n individual
bearing so his
toric a baptis
m a 1 name
should be d e-
creed by fate to wear it in the common
place atmosphere of a mercantile life,
but thus it was.
' To behold Jlr. Podd on a Sunday
afternoon, or on somo evening, after
tho multitudinous affairs of business
had ceased until the morrow, ono would
almost have been led to believe that
- the baptismal name was scarcely ade
quate to tho man, for when Mr. Podd
had cast aside the enthralling shaclclcs
of dependent circumstances and stood
forth in the full freedom of a small
sa)aViod cleric off duty, ho might readily
have been mistaken for a railroad mag
nate, or a bank official with an evident
inclination toward some country where
extradition law is uot.
At such periods it required an ex
ceedingly imaginative bruin to grasp
tho thought that tho individual who
whirled past in the newest, and most
stylish of rigs to the utter annihilation
of his week's B.ilary or who occupied
one of a reserved pair of orchestral
chairs, front, was but the saino person
who smilingly tore down ono side of a
dry goods establishment to enable
some -undecided female to select a spool
of thread, or who rewound yards upon
yards of Ilafnburgs and other decora
tive goods which similar consistent
creatures had examined with a thor
oughness known only to tho feminine
Jlr. Ppdd cherished intentions, which,
if rightly matured", as they certainly
would be in tho course of human events,
would give to his existence that couloir
do roso which tho poets atlirm consti
tutes earthly felicity.
Mr. Podd's Intentions were of a matri
. Ho loved.
In this case the sentiment was a
species of mild Insanity that often at
tacks young men of n marriagablo ago
and an unmanageable salary, and Mr.
Podd exhibited many of the symptoms
in an aggravated form.
Ho took in two or three extra squares
each day in walking to and from his
place of business thav he might pass
tho atodo which sheltered tho Idol of
his soul, and, perchance, bo rewarded
by a smile, or bow of recognition from
tho fair occupant.
Tho fair being who thus agitated the
placidity of Mr. Podd's existence was
a Miss Mclinda Smythc her father
spelled it Smith in bygono days.
This maiden dwelt with her mother,
whoso small income was obtained by
working early and Jato at dressmak
ing. Miss Mellnda led a llly-of-tho-flcld
existence, and while her. mother
drudged, and cooked, and sewed
in the llttlo back room, her daughter
received in the front apartment, or
went out to concerts and thoatcrs, from
which she brought back lyrical souven
irs to bo distributed, with the aid of a
cheap rented piano, to tho neighbor
hood at frequent intervals.
Prom tho deportment of Miss Mellnda
in public, ono was lod to regret that a
life of fashionable dissipation had
brought ennui to so young a creature,
und when she referred to "our resi
dence," it was in a tone that at once
suggested a brown-stone front, plate
glass," and an extensive retinue.
In Mr. Podd's eyes, her bearing was
simply regal, and he rojoiced in tho
distingue atmosphere of her presence,
unmindful of any doubts of its genu
ineness. Miss Mclinda had gained her knowl
edge of aristocratic deportment from
theatrical boards and tho pages of that
iromanttc school of literature she do
(lighted in devouring In prodigious
(quantities, but as Mr. Podd's ideas had
been generated by tho batno equivocal
source, he detected none of tho flaws
'patent to a more acuto or less interest
Mr, Podd's lodgings comprised tho
most economical part of his exis
tence, being In an obscure street,
in a building that wore tho look of abject-genteel
poverty. Considering tho
dispiriting surrounding, it Is little tnar
(vol that Mr, Podd frequently sought
tho charming companionship of Miss
sii t ftZ A
Mclinda Smythc, or entertained, In se
cret, visions of a vine-embowered cot
tage, 1th this divinity as its presiding
deity, for if there bo any excuse for a
rash plungo into tho tumultuous sea of
matrimony It is that tho unfortunato
victim leaps from tho positive infe
licity of tho typical obscure boarding
house Into tho blissful unknown.
Mr. Podd's sojourn at these lodgings,
how ever, was a matter of policy, both
on account of tho cheapness of bed and
board, and also on tho score that, ow
ing to the undisguised partiality of the
landlady's daughter for this particular
bonrder the mother was more lenient
In collecting his arrears und more In
dulgent In many of tho minor workings
of tho establishment, including choice
morsels at tho tabig, and a thoughtful
supervision of Ms wardrobe and room.
Owing to these isovonil advantages
he lingered on, yet refused to nllow his
perverted heart to be softened by tho
blandishments of the daughter more
than was essential to his own com
fort and convenience us u prhilegod
When he wished an extension of
credit or to secure boinu especial favor
Mr. Podd was wont to escort his land
lady's daughter, in whoso fashioning
naturo had neglected to include any
comeliness, to some placoof worship or
to an entertoinment where the price of
admission was most moderate, suffer
ing untold anxiety tho while lest tho
odiotiB Tom Jones should bo basking
in tho sunlight of Miss Melinda-'s pres
ence during this voluntary exilo on his
Mr. Podd's finances were slowly re
covering from tho severe drain to
which they had been subjected during
the Ciiristmas. February ho was walk
ing leisurely from business towards his
lodgings, calculating a method by
which he might bo able to pay some
bills, long siace due, yet retain n suffi
cient sui)lus to treat tho fair Mellnda
to a sleigh ride, recklessly promised at
a time when the weather gave strong
nnd almost certain indications of verg'
ing 'Into balmy spring, while, with a
perversity known in no other thing
save women, it now gave as positive
evidence-of a speedy fall of snow.
Aa ho passed down tho street his at
tention was drawn to a crowd gathered
before a stationer's window.nnd promi
nent among thorn was the ever obnox
ious Tom Jones, who, with tho others,
was absorbed in tho contemplation of
a display of valentines.
At once the grccn-cycd monster sug
gested tho idea that this exasperating
rival was even then eng' fed in select
ing ono of those dainty missives by
means of which he might convoy to the
object of their common admiration an
accttrato state of his feelings, nnd Mr.
Podd at onco decided on adopting sim
ilar measures in an avowal of the pas
sion that alike consumed his soul nnd
Now, it would seem that from a well
stocked assortment of valentines, one
might readily make a selection, but
Mr. Podd found a difficult task.
Many of these dainty messengers ap
peared too cold and Indifferent to suit
tho critical tastu of this customer!
others were of too obscure a nature to
portray tho proper intensity of emo
tion that stirred tho profound depths
of Mr. Podd's soul.
Finally ho chose one, in which arrow
plcrced hearts nnd very fat cupids
who were ovldeutly in tho same plight
as Flora McFllmsey together with
congenial doves, clasped hands, mot
toes of truth, fidelity, constancy and
devotion, with other symbols repre
senting a harmonious stato of affairs
generally, were scattered prodigally
over gilded paper in filigree design.
As Mr. Podd turned to go his eyes
fell on n pile of comic valentines which
Some one has said tho destiny of a
nation turns frequently upon a small
pivot. That of an individual is often
as delicately poised.
This careless glanco proved tho turn
ing point which overthrow fortune,
and enthroned her unwelcome kins
woman in tho near future of Mr. I-odd's
The topmost Valentino portrayed a
splnsterly-looking female, touted at an
antiquated piano which sho was be
laboring in a blood-curdling way In ac
companiment to somo operatic gem,
supposed to bo issuing from her very
extensive mouth. An uuhappy feline,
with arched back, distended eyes and
enlarged caudle appendage, lifted up
her agonized wall from an adjacent
fence. Below this 6ketch was a verso,
in which comparison between tho two
nlngers was much in favor of tho cot.
An evil thought, perhaps, born of a
recent request for arrears for board,
entered tho mind of Mr. Podd to bo
stow this souvenir of St. Valentino on
tho landlady's daughter, who also
thrummed the piano, nnd acting on tho
sudden impulse ho bought tho missive.
When at his lodgings ho directed
both valentines, feeling sccuro on tho
ono hand that his landlady's daughter
was not familiar with his penman
phlp, and writing on the sentimental
one the InitlnlH, J. C. P., that Miss
Mellnda might not mistake the sender.
On St. Valentine's day, Mr. Podd
arose somowhat lutcr than usual, ond
hurriedly went down to breakfast,
forgetting the two missives lying upon
the tnblo in his room.
While he was eating the maid-of-all
work started on her cleaning tour, and
with tho proverbial acutencss that
enables members of her ilk to detect
anything save dirt or disorder, the two
forgotten valentines. In their whlto
wrappers, were the first things to at
tract her attention.
As they had not been sealed, it was
but a few seconds until sho was mirth
fully regarding the rival musicians of
the one. and feasting her eyes upon
tho prodigal collection of lovo tokens
contained in tho other.
She hnd scarcely time, on hearing ap
proaching footsteps, to return tho val
entines to the wrappers, unconsciously
changing them in her haste, nnd tako
up her broom with nc innocent an ex
pression as tho occasion demanded,
when Mr. Podd hurriedly entered,
picked up tho envelopes, sealed them,
and thrust them into his pocket, to
tally ignorant of tho exchango which
had been made.
That evening after business Mr. Podd
sought tho nearest tonsorial artist, un
der whoso especial caro ho placed him
self for tho next half hour, then ho
wended his happy way to tho abode of
his soul's ideal.
Imaglno tho consternation of tho
hapless Mr. Podd, who, on presenting
himself to tho fair .Miss .Mellnda, se
cure in tho expectation of n cordial
greeting nny, perhaps a tender ono
found himself mot with chilling scorn,
while that young lady dramatically
waved him hence.
"Hcgono! you villain," showrathfully
exclaimed, in true stage parlaueo, and
with another tragic wave of her hand.
"Why, Miss Mellnda," began tho as
tounded Mr. Podd.
"Don't, '.Miss Mclinda' me, you baso
hypocrite, youl" screamed tho young
lady, allowing her temper to ovcrcomo
her predilection for heroics.
"Great Jupiter! My dear Miss Mc
linda," stammered tho unfortunato
"(Jo!" cried Miss Mclinda, In still
shriller tones. "Must I havo you
ejected from this apartment? Marl"
sho added, opening the door leading
into tho back room, "hero is this con
temptlblo puppy, Podd."
"Has ho come back here ag'ln?" nnd
tho Irato mother appeared upon tho
scene. "Maybe ho como to see If your
cat still out-squalled you," sho bald in
linr.sh and sarcastic tones, as she con
fronted tho bewildered victim of their
J'Or tohavo my voioo remind hjra of a
file on a cross-cut saw," rejoined
tho daughter with a llttlo hysterical
sob. "O, mar! drive him away. I
can't bear the sight o' him."
"My child! don't let such a misera
ble creature disturb you," said tho
mother, soothingly; then, pointing to
tho outer door, said:
"Get right out o' here, an' don't put
your foot nigh this house ag'ln. If I was
a man I'd learn you how to insult un
protected ladies," she added, as a part
ing injunction when Mr. Podd, with
his hand pressed to his head in a dazed
sort of way, turned and fled Into tho
An hour or two afterward, as he
stole dejectedly Into his lodgings ho
mot at tho door his landlady's daugh
ter, who had his sentimental valentine
in her hand, and beamed upon him a
"Oh, Mr. Podd!" sho tenderly ex
claimed, ''how can I ever thank you
for this too awfully lovely valentine?
I'vo been watchln' for you ever since
supper. Do come into the parlor,
where there Is a nice warm fire an'
things look cozy."
Poor Mr. Podi'.l Ho muttered some
thing about being consumed by a rag
ing hcadacho, and declining all prof
fered remedies ho went hastily to his
rfiom, where, locking himself securely
vlthln, ho gave up fully to tho anguish
of the hour.
It Js r. causo for llttlo wonder, there
fore, that any allusion to St, Valen
tine's (lay now causes a deep depression
to nottte on his onco (susceptible heart
ar.d a chill to pervade hU sensitive
being. Detroit Freo Press.
Invent tuition of Agricultural Coll ego
by tho Committee Hcjiiu.
namtjM'ottliMtit Citiitc ftt Ih'flttiMl To Anrs
Interest ii ,linlj;ciiu'lil---CIrlti to be
I'nul Only l'rniii Halo of Sorvteo--
llllt Iiitnxltireil In Movo ColipRn.
rnOCEKWSOB Twr.NTYrinsr DAY.
After tho seating of Mr. Gundy, on
motion of Senator Fcgun, Mr. Coulson
was made clerk of t lie school hind
In lelnlion to this contest, It is to bo
said tho contestants bare an attitude
it the greatest courtesy townrd, each
Jther and there was no pvrfcutml enmi
ty between them.
Major Deam the goveni!noiL.lnHpee-
lor is hero ft nut Washington for tho
purpose of looking after tl.ij ohnngo of
tho quarantine line. It is understood
that the into lor department Is willing
to comply In the matter and have the
line ehnnged whenever an expression
of tho people of tho territory had
shown what was tho geneinl ngreed
chai'go wanted. The legislative me
morial was just such an expression.
Tho fact that by changing tho lino
Oklahoma cattle shippers will be re
lieved of a disci imlual Ion of from 83
to 8S a head against them In tho east
ern mnrkots seems to bo acknowledged.
Tho investigation of tho Stillwater
agileultural college commenced today.
Committees of tho two houses havo
selected sub-committees, composed of
Senator Holes of the council and St.
John and ICuipe of the house. Colonel
Kelsy on expert accountant has been
employed and will Investigate tho
boohs and records of tho college.
Tho house passed u bill nsscvdmr
interest on judgments.
Tho council has voted nn appropria
tion of S4.000 for extra clerk help
Tho president of the council anil
bpeaker of tho house have both an
nouueed that they will slrn no vouch
or for pay for the extra clerk help ex
cept fiom the date of actual service;
the ti no will not date from tho begin
ning of tlie session.
Hill Xo. 37, by Mr. Todd, providing
for ofllco room and fiie-proof vault for
county officers vnis passed by tho
II on --c.
t'llOCKKDINOS TWENTY-PECO.VI) KA.V.
lloth houses hold u Monday morning
session for the first time Tho houso
discussed the bill Introduced by Mr.
Nesbltt. to cteute tho olllee of cattle
inspector. The general opinion seems
to be against the measure. The mem
bers who opposed It ridiculed It and
say that it is intended to tako tho hldo
off the owner instead of the cattle.
The educators of tho territory held a
meeting Saturday. Tlioy aslc that
tho hcliool law ho m changed that here
after tlicro bhtill be only ono member
elected from eiich nurd to tho school
board Instead of two, Guthrie now
has ten fiom tho city and two from tho
adjjtcnt distilct. A petition was
dittwn which will bo piesented to tho
1'ltOCKhDI.VOS TWUNTY-rjIIRD DAY.
1'ies.ldent Pltzer lius Introduced a bill
in the council to remove tho agricult
ural college to HI Iteno. Tho Sttll
ua'er poople aie opposing tho incasuro
mid u bitter fight is at hand.
Tho investigation committee, com
posed of Mason, Walling and Elliott
of the house loft for Norman to investi
gate tho proposed sanlturium quarters
for Oklahoma's insane.
Albeit Demi of tho government ag
ricultural bureau, gave an address on
splenetic or Texas fever before tho
committee bavin; the quarantine bill
puocKKDixas tvi:ntv-tiiiw jav.
Tho two houses of tho legislature
adopted the adverse icport of the
speclul committee on the Kormuu
Sunitmluci company being given the!
uontiiitt of keeping tho , Oklahoma In-j
sane. Hoth houses adopted resolutions
that tho territory is to build ito own
Institution and have charge of tho lit
snne. It wus found out dm lug the dlbctts
olon that tho keeping of tho oighty
nine insane now costs the tciritory
ECO.OOO, whereas 100 persons could bo
kept for 310,000 if kept at homo. Tho
general opinion Is that an appropria
tion of 840,000 would build a sufficient
Institution for tho present.
The houso passed n bill providing for
a. hide inspector without a cuttle In
p)ct"rt The bill was much amended.
The council has passed a measure
regulating interest on money and
money loaning. It ropenm tho whole
usury law and leaves money to the
market of competition. V
Cuine Tv't ir Heliifr Lynched,
ISluckwell Uecord: There came near
being a lynching bee, Sunday night,
but better Judgment prevailed and the
Intended victim Is of tho earth earthy.
The citizens, or a great portion of them
in tills vicinity have been harassed by
bous contests until tho point has boon
reached where forbparttno" ceased to
be u virtue. A mun no sooner clours
up one contest whoii another is luppod
upon him, and the eoiroboratlng wit
ness cun never bo found. Tho Impt ess
Ion is prevaiost that curtain attorneys
at l'e'T.y ure at tho bottom of this vork
for blood money and that thoy have a
few henchmen in Kay county working
A special to tho Wichita (Kan.) Eaglo
from Duncan, Indian Territory, says;
There have been shipped this season
from this point 7,000 bales of cotton
and ISO cars of grain. There ore now
In courso of construction three new
brick stores and n Methodist church
Among the buildings just completed
are a now Huptlst school and a new
roller corn meal and chop mill. New
people ure coming in to bo ready for
the opening of tho Comanche country.
The mup of Oklahoma has changed
six times In six yeurs.
Cimilrn-od rrurrritlni; f tlio Scmrit nml
Most of tho day tn tho sonsto on Iotirnarv I
wasgUcn uptocon-ldorutlon'of the District
of Columbti. bill, and tho financial question
would occasionally como to tho front during
tho debate Mr. Teller ngntn gnro notice thtt
no measure In lino with tho recommendation
of tho prosldcnt could piss tho present con
gress. V,r. Allen (Neb ) presented iloeuraont
Klgnedby 11. F. Kolb. nsgou-rnorof Alabama,
as tho credentials of Warren S, Hceso, as senn
tor from Alabama Tho senate ngreed to the con
ference report on tho army appropriation bill.
Sooral local bills passed nni' tho son ito ad
journed Tho houso deoted somo tlmo to
debate on tho l'uclflo railroad bill Tho for
eign affairs committed then mndo it report on
Mr. fetorer's resolution calling on tho presi
dent for Hawaiian correspondence nnd other
documonts In regard to tbo lato troubles on tho
Islands. Tho debate brought on a personal col
lision between Messrs. Iliocltlnrldgtt (Ky.)
nnd Hoard (Mo) which at ono tlmo looked
uglv,but tho belligerent member? wcroheld
down by friends. Tho offen ling members sub
sequently apologized to tho houso. At tho
evening session lHinston bills worn considered.
Tub sennto spent tho wholo div on tlie'-M
further considering tho District of Columbia
bill. During tho dob.do Senators Halo. Chan
dler nnd Aldrlch mndo speeches denying cur
rent reports that senators cro purposely il
lnjlng appropriation bills In ordor tocutolt
llnnuctal legislation, nnd declared that repub
lican senators stoo 1 ready to ndvanco such leg
islation. Tho senato adjourned at 4 81 o'cloclc
.. .The houso further considered tho I'nelllo
railroad bill Tho umondmoiit wns adopted
that no dl iitcnds should bo paid until tho gov
ernment hnd bcon ftillr paid. A proposition to
compromise tho govornment claim (aggregat
ing $130,0JJ,000) for $7,0J0,flO0 wns defcatod.
Tho bill was tlnnlly recommitted by tho sur
prising voto of 177 to 103, which virtually kills
It. Tho houso passod tho senate bill rcIvlng
tho grado of llcutcnnnt-gcnornl In tho army for
tho bcnollt of (lou bchullcUt and soon nds
TllKucnalo further considered tho District
of Columbia bill on the Ith. Secretary Car
lisle submitted a lotter of Information In nn
swer to a resolution previously adopted in
which ho stated that from estimates mado up
on tho basis of laws now In force, It Is believed
that for tho twclvo months ending Decembor
31, 1801, tho rovenuo of tho govornment from
nil sources will oieeeil ordinary expenditures
by iM."61,0.:& Tho houso bill to establish a
national military park at Ucttysburg, l'a.,
passed, nnd n, resolution adopt od calling on tho
railroad commission for cortatn Information In
regard to Cantdlan I'nelllo contracts with
American lines Tho nttompt In the houso
to pass nn omnibus bill for tho piymont ot
claims for suppltos conllscatod from loyal peo
plo In tho south during tho war. amounting to
t7l8,0C3, was defoatoJ Tho agricultural bill
then occupied tho remainder of tho sosslon It
wns tlnnlly passe 1 und tho Hawaiian corre
spondence laid before tho houso. Adjourned.
boMKWUAT of a flutter wns crcntcd In tho
bennto on tho 6th by a fuslllado ot sharp word'
between Senators Ilnrrla (Tonn.) nnd illtcbell
(Ore.). Mr. Mitchell wished to inako u loport
upon n sugar bounty bill to which Mr. Harris
objected and tho matter lef to harsh words;
othorw lso It was harmless. After disposing of
minor subject!, tho District of Columbia bill
was Unnlly passod nnd tho consular nnd diplo
matic bill lmulo tuo next orrtor of business , .
In tho houso debate on tho administration bill
to nuthorlzo tho Issuo of $W0,0W,01 gold bonds
for tho p irposo of retiring tho legal tondor nnd
treasury notes, was commenced nnd continued
nix nours. I'cnaicg ucnaio mo nouso ad
journed. Witvif the sCDr.to mot on tho Cth Claron"o D.
Clark, .the now senator from Wyoming, was
sworn In which ollmlnatod tho democratic ma
jority. Tho resolution of Mr. Peffor was ngreod
to calling on tho secretary of tho treasury for
Information ns to tho kind of money rocolvcd
from tho salo of bonds. Debate then followed
on tho diplomatic and consular appropriation
bill Tho Hawaiian provision led to a colloquy
between Senators Hale unl Allen, In which
tho latter favored government ownership of
railroads, telegraph linos, etc., which wes com
battol by Mr. Halo, and this loi to goncrnl
debato on tho constitutional right of tho gov
ernment to own or construct railroads and
other linos. At 8,25 tho senate adjourned.. .
Tho houso continued dabateon tho administra
tion currency bill. At 2 o'clock tho houso. In
committco ot tho vthilo, began voting on
amendments. Tbo committee on banking and
currency sustained two defeats, two of tho
amendments proposed by that committee being
voted down. Thoywcro tho nmondment pro
posing to strike out tho soetlon providing for
tho payment of customs duties in gold, which
was allowed to stand amended so as to make
them payablo tn gold nnd silver, nnd that com
pelling national banks to carry their roservo
In gold and silver coin. Mr. Ulan J offored a
substltuto which wus ruled out. Mr. llland
appealed from tho ruling vhlo' was pending
when tho houso adjourned.
Tiik proceedings of tho senato woro of little
Intorost on tho 7th. Tho president submitted
a report In rosponso to tho Aldrlch resolution
of January 10, ghlng tho corrospondonco with
Germany and other foreign countries concern
ing tho effect of tho present tariff law on tho
commcrco of tho United States with thoso coun
tries. Tho Hawaiian cnblo project wan further
dlscussod, but no conclusion reached. Messrs.
Mitchell and Harris mado apologlc3 for their
recent "scrap" and tho senate adjourned .,,
Tbo absorbing subject in -ho house v as tin?
administration bond bill. Tbo anal considera
tion ot tho bill occupied ti; attention of the
houso from 11 to 3:3l c'c'ocU. Mr. Heed's
amendment for issuing coin bonds was lost,
also tho Dell amendment making tbo bonds
payablo in sllvor and gold. Mr. Heed llnally
voted for tho bill, but explained his veto
When the bill enmo up for third .reading inter
est was at tho boiling point, and as tho voto
proceeded, ovory ono wctohod tho result with
tho koonest anxiety. At tho conclusion tho
roll call the voto stood 131 votes for tho bill and
101 against. The defeat of the bill was greeted
with cheers and other manifestations ot pleas,
ure by its opponents. Mr Springer moved to
reconsider the voto by which tbo third rcadlnit
...u refused and upon Mr' Hatch's motion tho
motion to reconsider was laid on tbo table and
tho bill was dead. Tbo houso adjourned at 0:2
Lake with a )U-ail Ilotoui.
Dubuque county, Iown, boasts the
possession of tho most unique subter
ranean lake in tho world an under
ground body of water with a bottom
formed throughout of pure crystals oi
lead. Tho farm upon or, rather, undei
which this curious lake Is situated is
near the city of Dubuque, In the hcartol
the lead regions which made that por
tion of tho northwest territory famoui
beforo tho opening of tho present con-
itury. Tho prospectors who discovered
tho cavern in which this ieauuoitometi
lake is situated had sunk a shaft twe
hundred feet beforo striking it. Thoj
attempted to drain the lake, or pump
It dry, bo as to get at tho lead, but
were disappointed to find It connected
with tho Mississippi river. St. Lculs
Careful of lilt Health.
"Tho condemned man didn't cat very
much breakfast before the execution."
"No: ho said he was afraid It would
give him dyspepsia." Judge.
i ''resident I'aure's I'redcceuoni.
Previous to tho election of M. Faure
there have been five presidents of the
third French republic M. Thiers,
elected August 31, 1B71, resigned May
24, 1873, died September 3, 1877; Mar
shal MacMahon, elected May 24, 1873,
resigned January 30, 1S70, died October
17,1803; Jules Urovy, elected January
30, 1879, re-elected December 23, 18,
resigned December 2, 187, dtod Sep
tember 0, 1890; M. Carnot, elected De
cember 3, 1887, assassinated at Lyons.
Juno 24. 1S01: M. Caslmlr-Perler. elect-
I ed Juno 27, 1894, resigned January X5,
'1895. Ohio State Journal.
J . "SiTs sysi' ftjw5 i "jjHPCt h
Tho Cnok llnmllt.s Out at Ihn Way.
Two more of tho Cook bnnd of rob
bers havo died without tho formality
of taking oil their boots. Jim French
nnd Slaughter Kid undertook to rob
tho store of W. 12. Pntton at Caloosa.
They dismounted in front of tho storo
when a cowboy within recognizing
Iheiu opened fire and shot nnd instant
ly killed Slaughter Kid. Fro null
ntcred tho store nnd fired nt Manager
Irvine shooting him through tho oody.
Irvine returned tho flro shooting
bVench through the body and through
tho right eyo. Tho death of theso out
laws entiruly wipes out tho Cook gang
ivlth tho exception of Hill Doolnn.
lUimt for I.nudlxss.
The records of tho Kingfisher nnd
Oltlnhomn City hind otllces show that
is yet onehalf of the Choyenno nnd
Arapahoe country Is unoccupied nnd
open for homestead entries, an follows:
Illulno county, lying immedIatolyvest
of Kingllsher, 30,7.10 acres; Q oottnty
Immediately west of Canudlnn county,
152,000 acres; Day county, 010,000 aeresj-
u county, i7,uuo acres; nnti itcjcr
Mills county, 014,000 acres. In portions
of this rji cat public domain corn was
raised averaging forty to seventy bush
els per ace. From thonbovo statistics
this would give freo homes of 100 acres
"itch to over 100,000 families.
An Indian llomtnco,
Purcoll Register: An exchango
says: "Chickie-Chockio is tho name of
i small village in tho Indian Territory.
Tho village was named lu honor of tho
Chickasaw and Choclaws, tho two
tribes who compose tho population
of tho village" Tho origin of tho
name Is Incorrectly stated. It came
about in this fashion: A Chickasaw
Indian and a Choctaw woman wcro
married to each other und settled
down near the lino between tho iwo
nations. The first fruits of this mar
riage were beautiful twin girls, who
were christened Chlcklo. und Chockle,
In honor of tho parents nationality
Later a village grow up about tho
homestead und In soloctiug tho nirao a
combination was made of the names of
the twins, giving Chickic-Chocklo us
tho nume of tho village.
Works tho "I'nlnt Your lliirn" Swindle.
Guthrie Capital: Look out for a
couplo of smooth men who nro working
a painting faka on the guileless farmer,
Tiio scheme is for two Innocent look
ing workmen clad lu paint bedaubed
overalls und jackets, to approach the
victim with ,i proposition to paint a
b.irn or somo good hired out-building
with a new kind of mineral paint only
one to be painted lu the neighborhood
Just for the purposo of advertising
for the modest sum of ono dollur. At
tho completion of tho work the farmer
Is usked to sign a receipt to show tho
manufiic'.urer--whicli receipt turns up
in a fow days at n bank in the shape of
a promissory note for un amount that
makes tho victim's hair stand on end
and gives him an object lesion on tho
uncertainty of all things earthly, es
pecially when dealing with strangers.
Set the dogs on them.
Dugouts tiro not pretty but In tlmo
of blizzards they uro away ahead of
Tho big fight in tho legislature it is
said will bo orcr tho location of tho
Tho Santa Fo railroad company is
trying to eject settlers from its right-of-way
There nro 71,000 whlto, 18,000 colored
und 400 Indian children enrolled in tho
schools of tho territory.
Olllver Jewell, tho murderer, who
was to havo been hung hist week has
been granted a now trial.
lturb-wlrc gangs ure working In the
'Iclnity of Manchester. They strip
miles of fence in a night.
He v. Holt, aged 05, and Fannie
Hawkins agei" 10, both colo-x-d, .vere
mnrried lust week at Chandler.
Tho Territorial Experimental sta
tion udvlcs curly plowing for tho rea
son that Hie furrows cutch tho snow
und retains tho mointuro.
President AJvord recently of tho
territorial agricultural collego at Still
water, litis been elected president of
tho agricultural collego of Vermont,
Ono thing is noticed lu Oklahoma aa
exceptional ns regards any othor sec
tiou of tho country. It is the only
place where they are building rail
roads. United Status Marshal Klx has for
bidden deputy murshals to arrest any
of the graders at work on the Choctaw
railroad now building through tho
t Wiijhltu Kugle: The present Okla
homa legislature might repeal tho
marine law of Oklahoma if it were not
afraid tho action would bo construed
asablam ul irilgution.
In the senate on tho 4, an omnibus
bill, introduced bv Senator Cat oy, gave
notice of a proposed amendment to tho
New Mexico enabling act, permitting
Oklunoma und Arizona to form consti
tutions and state governments and be
admitted to the Union.
Hill Cook v ill bo tried at Fort Smith
this month. Ho entered a plea of not
guilty to three indictments for rob
0t December 1 there wcro 15,7TS,IM
miles of electric conductors strung in
tho streets of Brooklyn.
NiNnliranch offices in Cleveland, O.,
nro to rcccivo nnd send their mails by
electric street cars. Tho bags (closed)
will bo carried in thespaco at the front
end of tho car partitioned off for tho
In tho vlolnlty of Chicago the cleo
trio lines are said to bo seriously cut
ting Into tho suburbnn business of tho
steam railways. This is especially tho
case with tho Dvan3ton business of tho
St. Louis rond, and tho Illinois Central
Is otruggllng with tho electric rnilwayo
running to South Chicago, Orn'nd Cross
ing, Pullman and othcr"Soutu sldo
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