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The Holbrook News
Published every Friday at Holbrook,
Navajo County, Arizona, by
SIDNEY SAPP .Editor and Publisher.
Application has been made to the
Postmaster at Holbrook to be admitted
to the mails as second-class matter.
Rates of subscription in advance:
One year . . 32.00
Advertising rates made known upon
All advertisements will be run until
ordered out.
Wkta It Came to Money He Had e
Pal oa the Brake.
The passengers In an accommodation
train which was winding Its way
through New Hampshire were inter
ested and amused by an elderly couple
who sat In the middle of the car.
They talked ns If there were no one
else in the car. Therefore, having
beard most of their private plans, no
one was surprised to have the old man
take the assembled company fully Into
his confidence. At one station he rose
and addressed the passengers In gen
"Can anybody change a five-dollar
bill for two twos and a one or five
ones?" he Inquired.
"I can," said a brisk woman, and
the transfer was quickly made.
"Now, could anybody change this
one-dollar bill for four quarters . or
or tens and fives?" asked the old man.
"I can give you two fifties," said a
man from the rear seat, "unless some
body else can do better."
It appeared that nobody could or at
least nobody offered, so as the train
started the old man lurched down the
car to the possessor of the two fifty-
cent pieces.
"Thank you," he said, as he took the
money. "I'm obliged, though I'd have
liked the quarters best. You see,
Marthy has set her mind to stop off at
Naahuy whilst I go on up to my broth
er's with the eggs and truck. And,
though she don't plan nor mean to be
a spendthrlfty woman, when she's let
loose amongst a lot of stores she'll run
through SO cents in an hour easy, and
I kind of have to put a curb on her."
Youth's Companion.
Caaald aad Caaoaleal.
The following anecdote of Uncle Jo
Cannon Is fold by A. E. Thomas in
Success Magazine:
In some ways he's an -engaging old
despot, is Uncle Joe, and occasionally
Lis victims have to laugh, even while
they agonize beneath his yoke. On
one occasion an unusually large num
ber of Republicans happened to get
hungry about the same time, while for
some unknown reason the Democratic
appetite did not require attention.
Catching the Speaker napping, the
Democratic floor leader, perceiving
that he had a majority, called up a
bill and pushed it to a vote. The
Speaker strung out the voting in all
of the various ways that are known
to him, but at the end of the second
roll-call the Democratic votes -were
still In the majority. Though the rules
of the House expressly forbade such a
thing, a third roll-coll was ordered by
the Speaker, a proceeding which called
out a red-hot protest from one of the
Democratic leaders, who demanded tc
know the reason for the Speaker's ex
traordinary action. The Speaker gen
ially advised the protesting Democrat
"The chair will Inform the gentle
man, said he. "The chair is hoping
that a few more Republicans will come
A gale of strictly non-partisan laugh
ter swept over the House, and be-fore
it had entirely subsided enough Re
publicans had been rounded up by the
hurrying scouts to fulfill the Speaker'i
wish so candidly expressed.
Help! Help:
Wlgg (relating experience with burg
tor) The fellow was an amateur all
right, for when I pointed my pistol at
bim he stood petrified with fear.
Wagg He did! Then you're mis
taken about his being an amateur. If
ne was petrified. It's clear that he was
i hardened criminal. Boston Tran
icript. Woalda't Iaterfere.
"As a matter of fact," said the man
ho was looking for an argument,
'every man's life is his own. Now, If
( took a notion to commit suicide,
irhat right would you have to prevent
"Don't you think for a minute that
t would," answered the cool-natured
Darty as he meandered on his way.
Net a Competitor.
He (at the reception) Don't you
think that young lady standing near
the piano is a beauty?
She (coldly) Oh, I don't know. Do
you know her?
He Yes ; she "Is Mrs. Merwln a
bride of a week.
She (sweetly) Ah! Now that I see
her from another point of view, she Is
The United States ranks third among
the nations in the matter of the impor
tation of tea, which has ranged from $9,
000,000 to $1vá0,000 a year.
Concrete Struct are at Partland, Me.
Which la Well Spokea Of.
Cement Age describes a concrete
bungalow at Portland, Me., in which
the exterior of the house is of con
crete panels. The com-rete panels are
but one Inch in thickness, and besides
being remarkably light, are strong
enough to bear an immense weight. The
panels are re-euforced with strips of
steel wire, and in the tests applied to
them they withstood the strain of three
heavy men jumping up and down upon
them and showed no sign of Injury.
They are ornamented on the outside
with raised figures, scroll work, etc.,
from steel celling designs. The panels
were modeled in wooden frames on a
base consisting of a strip of steel ceil
ing, by means of which the decorative
design was transferred to the. cement.
giving the panels an attractive apiear
ance. The wooden frames were made
of three-Inch stuff and the exterior of
the concrete panel comes Cusa with
the wood, while the recess in the side
which forms the Interior affords two
inches of air space over the entire
length and width of the panel, the ce
ment concrete being one inch thick.
This is accomplished by filling the
forms partially with sawdust cr other
material before the cement concrete is
poured in, then, turning the form over
so that the concrete can be pressed
against the steel celling design of the
mold. After suflicieut water has been
poured upon the composition to insure
compactness and perfect settling iu the
mold, the 6awdust filling is removed,
the Interior smoothed off nicely and
the completed panel is left to dry and
Vllnjalmar Stefansson, in writing ot
his thirteen months' stay among the
Eskimos, tells, in Harper's Magazine,
of this great kindness to a guest who
could not pay for his keep, a stranger
whose purpose among them they did
not know.
In an Eskimo home I - have never
heard an unpleasant word between a
man and his wife, never seen a child
punished nor an bid person treated in
considerately. The household affairs
are carried on In an orderly way, and
the good behavior of the children Is re
marked by practically every traveler.
In many things we are the superiors
of the Eskimo; in a few we are hi in
feriors. The moral value of some of
his superiority Is small. He can m.ike
better garments against cold than our
tailors and furriers; he can thrive in
barren wastes where a New England
er would starve. Rut of some of his
superiority the moral value Is great
He has developed Individual equanry
farther than we, he Is less selfish, more
helpful to his fellows, kinder to his
wife, gentler to his child, more re
ticent about the faults of his neighbor
than any but the rarest and best of our
When I tried to express thanks for
their kindness in my fragmentary Es
kimo, they were more surprised than
"Do, then, in the white man's land,
some starve and shiver while others eat
much and are warmly cladT
To that question I said, "No," al
though I knew I was lying. I was
afraid the competitive system could not
be explained to them satisfactorily;
neither was I, being the poorest among
them, very anxious to try justifying
The Hoaevelt Idea.
A writer in the London Times saya,
that Theodore Roosevelt is the hero of
every schoolboy in the United King
dom. No other American except Lin
coln has ever been looked up to by so
many youths and young men as an
Inspiration and as a civic model ns
Mr. Roosevelt He has a genius for
inspiring people to higher ideals, to
cleaner methods. His life story is one
of the greatest sermons that has been
preached on the American continent since
Lincoln was assassinated. Mr. Roose
velt started out with the stern resolve
that, let come what would, whether he
succeeded or failed, whether he made
friends or enemies, he would keep his
record cleau ; he would not take
chances with his good name, he would
part with everything else first ; he
would never gamble with his reputa
tion. He has had numerous opportuni
ties to make a great deal of money dur
ing his public career, through graft and
all sorts of dishonorable schemes, by
allying himself with crooked, unscrupu
lous politicians, but even his worst ene
mies can never fay of him that he took
from Albany or the White House a
dishonest dollar. He has always re
fused to be a party to any political
jobbery, any underhand business. He
has always fought in the open, has
kept the door of his heart wide open;
he has kept no secrets from the Amer
ican people. He has always preferred
to lose any position be was seeking, if
he must get smirched In getting It He
would not touch an office or preferment
unles It came to him clean, with no
traca of jobbery on It Success Maga-
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TRTVATS. life,
Mme. Motljeska, the famous actress, whp died recently nt her home ne:ir
Los Angeles, Cul., was born Helena Marie Beuda. at Cracow, Poland, Oct
12, 1844. Her father was a musician of high standing, and two of her broth
ers have distinguished themselves on the stage. She was married at 16 ami
went oa the stage a year later. Her success was marked.
In 1S62 she became manager of a theater at Czernowce. Her next re
moval was to AV::rsaw, where her husband died, and where, a year after
ward, she married Count Charles BozeDta Chlapowskl, a young Polish patriot
of noble family. In 1875 they came to America, escaping the ignoble censorship
of Russia. At San Francisco, in 1870, Modjeska made her debut on the
American stage and gave her first performance in the English tongue. In
1879 Modjeska returned to Europe and played In the principal cities of
Poland, going thence to play over a year's continuous engagement In London.
She delighted cosp.iopolitnn audiences with her Marie Stuart, Rosalind, Helen,
Thora, Magda, Cnuillie and Adrlenne.
About twenty-five years ago Modjeska and her literary husband. Count
Bozenta, went with a colony of literary, musical and artistic young men and
women to live on a co-operative ranch nt Anaheim, In the vicinity of Los
Asgeles. In two years the colony broke up. The countess then resolved to
go on the American stage .and retrieve her heavy losses in the colony. By
extraordinary work and study almost day and night for ten months the
countess was able to play In English the roles she had formerly played In
Polish and French. She adopted the name of Mine. Modjeska. The second
year of her American success she built an architectural gem of a home for
herself and husband among the mountains overlooking the scene of the colony
that she and the count had worked and planned for. Mme. Modjeska had one
son, Ralph Modjeska, a civil engineer of Chicago.
I I I I ! I I J I I I J I H I I -M I 14-
1" w nTTT5 iir u I'Timm cat t v
Makuba and Oblangu were two Afri
cans, the one the captain of a boat
crew and the other sulKrdlnate to him
Oulanga was an independent fellow,
not In the least lazy, who rather re
sented "bossing." In a book entitled
"The Jungle Folk of Africa," R. H
Milligan tells of an altercation be
tween the two men. Makuba, the dip
lomatic, came out of it with flying col
ors. The worst disputes between Makuba
and OMaiiga took place when they sup
posed that I was asleep. The native,
when he lies down anywhere, sleeps
Immediately. Whenever I was lying
in the bottom of the boat they always
thought I was unconscious, and that
no conceivable noise could waken me.
Captain Makuba orders Oblanga t
"haul away on the peak halyards;'
to which Oblanga promptly replies:
"Do It yourself."
"I won't do it ; you will do It !" say i
Makuba, in a threatening tone:
"Are you my father?" says Oblanga.
"No," answers Makuba, with Infinite
6córn. "How could a Korabl man be
the father of a creature like you?"
"Then stop giving me orders!" says
Oblanga. with rising wrath. "It Is not
the first time you have tried It and
one of these days you will find out
that It won't do."
"One of these days you will find out
that I am captain of this boat, and
that you will have to obey me," says
"Not as long as I can carry a gun,"
answers Oblanga.
By this time they are standing up
and looking hard at each other. But
Makuba would not think of striking a
man in a mission boat He therefore
becomes diplomatic. Suddenly, in a
tone altogether different be says:
"Oblanga, the trouble with you Is
that you are Just a bush ma n ; you
don't know anything about civilization.
On every big ocean steamer there is
a captain, and every man on board,
no matter what tribe he belongs to,
obeys the captain."
Oblanga becomes instantly curious,
and asks: "Is he rich?"
"Yes," says Makuba, "he gets big
pay, and so do I get big pay.
"How much do you get, Makuba T'
"How much do you think?"
Oblanga thinks, as well as he knows
how, his countenance distorted with
the effort, and at length answers re
flectively : "Two dollars a month." He
himself gets a dollar and a half-
broad smile engages Makuba's fea-
1 fflT3 TV
tures as he slowly answers
dollars a month."
Oblanga gives expression to his sur
prise In a long, low whistle. It Is quite
evwent to him that no ordinarv Der
son could command such wages; and
in a tone of utmost compliance he savs
"What was it you toid me to do. Ma
kuba? I forget."
"I forget, too," says Makuba. "Oh
yes," he adds, "I told you to haul on
the peak halyards."
Loxt in a Movlaar Doar.
A peculiar catastrophe in the shape
or a moving bog recently occurred in
uaiway. -
No one who has not visited the scene
can have any idea of Its horror and
misery. The district Is at all times
subject to floods, but when these floods
are accompanied by tons upon tons of
moving bog traveling at the rate of
atxmt live miles an hour the conse
quences cannot fall to be terrible and
disastrous beyond all conception.
Unlike most of the former bog
slides, there were In the present In
stance absolutely no premonitory signs
of the dreadful upheaval, the recent
heavy rains being generally regarded
as the cause of the calaiultv. No one
seems to have seen the actual bursting
of the bounds within which the peat
had been confined, the first intimation
of what was happening being the
strange and alarming sounds which
roused the farmer Martin from sleen.
only to find his cottage partially sur
rounded by the oncoming torrent of
water and peat
He succeeded In warning most of his
neighbors, with the exception of one
poor old widow, whose cottage was al
most Instantly swallowed un. Merci
fully no other lives have been lost, but
many families have been left homelesf
and destitute. Queen.
Trade Terma.
"How much," began the lady to Bax
ter. In temporary charge of the coal
yard; "how much Is stove coal now?"
"That depends," said Baxter, with
whom language Is often a vehicle of
confusion. "A la carte. It's 6even and
a half. Cul-de-sac It'll cost you 50
cents extry." Youth's Companion.
Ia the Sanie Boat.
"Boss, I'd like to go to me grand
mother's funeral this afternoon."
"And I'd like to go to my mother-in-
law's ; now, get those envelopes stamp
ed and don't bother me any more."
Houston Post
The DlATereaee.
"Pap, what's the difference between
electrocution and elocution?"
"Electrocution Is painless, san."
Houston Post
Loodon'i Tallora Debate oa the
Effect ot Lee Co veri n sr.
Have trousers helped or retarded the
course of civilization? was the ques
tion recently debated at a meeting oi
the tailor and cutter senate iu Gerrard
street, London.
The editor of the Tailor and Cuttei
revealed his secret yearnings for a re
turn of knee breeches. "There are
millions of microbes," he remarked, "In
the turn-up of every trouser. Our most
eminent Senators tind others wear
breeches at court and even his majesty
the King who, it should be remarked,
never wears a crease down the front of
his trousers, but at the side as eood
as . it is possible, assume either the
kilt or knlckerbocker for sporting and.
other functions. All the greatest dis
coveries, all the greatest triumphs, na
val and military, have been achieved
by men wearing breeches."
"The century of trousers," declared
another speaker, "has been the centurj
of peace, health and progress," and
added that the progress had, however.,
assumed rather alarming proportions.
"It seems to me," he said, "that the
tendency of the age is against the
wearing of clothes. There has been the
rage for dispensing with boots, and
now we have the hatless brigade, with
many of those who possess hats car
rying them in their hands along the
streets. I am afraid It m;iy be the
same In regard to both breeches and
trousers. Breeches are the mark ol
tbe flunkey, the broad-arrow convict,
and the taxicab chauffeur. Whatever
trade may suffer, we must keep our
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Dlckeaa Charactera.
All those elements that disgust Mr.
Pugh In Dickens, the clowning and car
icature, the preposterous figures and
the practical Jokes, Mr. Pickwick get
ting into the wheelbarrow ana Tony
Weller hardly getting into his waist
coat all this Is simply tbe life and
laughter of the actual English people.
One has only to go down the Batter-
sea park road on a Saturday night. to
hear it G. K. Chesterton, In London
Lioalna; No Opportunity.
"Now that we're to be under civil ser
vice," said the crossroads postmaster.
"and I may have to take an examination
tome day, I'd better be pickiog up all
the information I can."
Thereupon be proceeded to read all the
postal cards. Chicago Tribune. -

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