The Chickasha Daily Express from Chickasha, Oklahoma on December 22, 1902 · 6
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The Chickasha Daily Express from Chickasha, Oklahoma · 6

Chickasha, Oklahoma
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Monday, December 22, 1902
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I "0 l.'O 03JaiJ.o iair II V I "BUFFALO" JONES. ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE FIGURES IN THE WtST. t in. i Maituaal Heputatlua a Baf- N Herder i' , ta rMtMt -' " rt : p Ultra a. Tha VopalLt. (Spec! nl Letter.) "Buffalo" Jonea is dead. The great-eat friend the dumb brutes ever had has left them and in a few yean the nam of C J. Jonea will be forgotten. He wu on of the moat unique charac-tera In Kansas, the "home of great men and freaka" "Buffalo" Jonea waa known from one end of the country to the other, and a complete atory of hla life would outrival any book of llrtlon yet published. Early In his yonh he cultivated a benign feeling for dumb brutes, and bla aympathy waa not without Ita reward, for bla anlmul frlenda a . tned to understand his affection for them and eagerly re-aponded to It He domeatlcated a number of buffalo, ujilng them for agricultural purposes and demonstrating that they had utility other than that found In their pelts. His appeals for tha dumb race, however, were In Tain, and he tlved to see the great family paaa away under hla very eyes. A t'atqn Carver. C. J. Jonea was born In Tasewell county. 111., and waa 71 years old. He received a A rat -class education In the nilnola State Normal school and for a time waa a student In Wesleyan university. After leaving achool he went to Kansas, settling In Troy, at that time one of the oldeat communities In the state. He lived quietly here for a time, then became restleaa and with a crowd of speculator started for weet-ern Kanaaa. They located at Oarden City, and In one night a town of 2.000 Inhabitants sprung up. Jones was chief boomer. He built s business block and was the first man to teat the raising of crops In the desert by means of Irrigation. The prefix "Buffalo' was tacked to Jones' name fifteen years ago. In the early part of l(i86 he organized a buffalo hunt at Garden City In which about fifteen rltlsens participated. Tbe hunt lasted five days and the hunters killed alx buffalo and captured fourteen calvea. The young animals were taken to Jones' farm near Garden City and he began the propagation of tbe American buffalo. He could not C. J. "BUFFALO" JONES, wait until the small herd should multiply and Increase and secured eighty-five more blaon. These he got near Manitoba, Canada, and while en route from there to hla farm In Garden City he gave exhibitions In all the principal cities. Buffalo meat at that time was selling for fifty cents a pound in Chicago, and Jones thought that by crossing tbe bison with native cattle be would have a fortune In a few yearn. But this enterprise proved a failure and a few years ago he sold the last of hla stock to Austin Corbln. National Political Figure. Jones waa a delegate from Kanaas in tho National 7t uu Miian convention of 1884. held at Chicago, and It waa there that he gained a prominence which apread from ocean to ocean. He watt an enthusiastic admirer of James G. Blaine and upon his arrival In Chicago had a banner made. Around the margin were painted pictures of Bheaves of wheat, "hocks of corn and other Illustrations setting forth the agricultural possibilities of Kansas. Within this border. In letters of gold that could be read a block away, were these words: "Kansas! Fifty thousand for the Nominee of the Convention. Seventy-five Thousand for Blaine. Wheat and Corn for the Nation. Fall In." Perched on the top of this banner was u big live rooster, with a streamer tied to his neck bearing these words: "Kansas crows for her loyal delegates." This waa "the banner that booated Blaine and locked the Logan link." The day on which the great convention met. Buffalo Jonea. with a howling mass of humanity, following a band playing Hall Columbia, marched through State etreet. Wabash avenue and Dearborn street carrying this banner. At the critical hour in the convention, when the third ballot indicated that the next would nominate the man from Maine. Jones, who had attached to his banner pictures of Blaine and Logan, marched down the aisle of the convention hall, creating the wi dest excitement and enthusiasm. Thin demonstration not only made Blaine's nomination certain, hut It sealed the fate of a number of vice presidential candidates and gave the honor to General Ixigan. Five years ago "Buffalo" surprised hla frlenda by renouncing Republicanism and joining the Populist party. He waa aa enthusiastic In bis support of Popuilstlc principle aa he wa wh n he marched through the atreets of Chicago carrying the Blaine banner. During the latter years of hts life be had lived quietly at hla borne near Topcka and bad not figured very prominently in public life. PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S PRIVATE CAR. A National HrlU- Which la rl Outa to Hula. In the switch yards of the Union Pacific railway at Omaha, standing In the open air and rapidly going to decay, la Lincoln's private car. a national relic, which, aaya tbe Illustrated Record, abould have been preserved for all time. On the contrary It Is all but forgotten and gets no more notice than tbe Junk of the railroad scrap pile. The old relic Is 42 feet long and 8 feet wide. It was built at the United States military car ahops at Alexandria. Va.. during tbe latter part of the war and waa used by the emancipator on his visits to many points during the troutled-fllled tliaea of the civic strife. No one to look at the battered old hulk now would recognize In it what was the marvel of elegance among early railroad equipment. Originally there waa but one entrance to the car, a door in the corner of one end on one aide. Entrance to the then aeparate rooms was had from thiB pnssageway. The rear room was la.ger than the others, and waa used by President Lincoln for an ol-flce and study, and also aa a reception room, in which he received the generals of the army. It is safe to say that in this compartment Mr. Lincoln hastily wrote the notes for his famoua speech at the field of Gettysburg. At any rate, the President occupied the coach on his trip to Gettysburg on that occaalon. The old, battered and Ill-looking bulk also carried President Lincoln's remains from Washington to Springfield, III. It was in this car that the body lay during that memorable Journey which laated from April 21 to May 3, 1865. For some time after this tha car was placed In service and was used aa a directors' car, but Its great weight caused by the aimur plate, with which K was protected, made it objectionable and It was removed to a shed In the yards at Omaha. There It stood for years, but, one by one, the boards of tbe coveilng place vanished and today, as above stated, the car Is exposed to all sorts of weather. There waa talk in 1898 of inaugurating a movement among the colored population of the United States with a i v of aecurlng funds with which to purchase the car, restore it and to provide for ft a amiable building in Washington, where it might be preserved. Nothing, however, came of the Idea. Can Not Mtarre ln Turkey. No government, however, corrupt, aeiflsh, venal, extravagant, and exacting, can bring a population to starvation In a land like Turkey. Grapevines run all over the houses. The Turkish vhib, .rds are Incomparable. The poor Turk takes little trouble about his agricultural implements. His plow is much like that which Noah must have used, for it la simply a long piece of wood, with a yoke of oxen at one end of It and a single handle at the other. With this the rayah just scratches the sol). The crops are usually magnificent, but the waste Ib Immense. Thousands of sheep flourish on the vast pasture lands of the wide valleys in Turkey. Yet the people do not eat voraciously of animal food. They only need a little lamb or mutton to ahred Into fragments, that they may atew it with rice Into the delicious dish called "pilaff." The Turks relish their glorious watermelons. They can contentedly live as approximate vegetarians. No nation Is at so little expense for dietetic commodities. Krmlndrr of thfi War of 18t. For six miles through the forect 'n Hancock and Wood counties. Ohit,. may be seen a wide swath through the tree tops, the once open space being grown thick with smaller Umber. It tells the story of Gen. Hull and the army that blazed its way north to Fort Meigs in the war of 1812. On several farms near Findlay are still found sections of the old corduroy roadway built of the tree trunks th it were felled to gain a passage for the army. The logs are well preserved and are found from two to five feet under the aoll. It was at the close of that memorable campaign that Col. Findlay camped on the south side of Blancbard'a Fork of the Auglalie and established the old stockade fort named after him. Fort Findlay. The PMIar of Finance. "Yea. sir," remarked the village grocer, "that Is Mr. Jefferson Whimpera. He's one of the solldest and rellablest rltlsens we've got here In Hulloboloo. Hes filled more positions of trust and responsibility than any ten men we've got" "Ah,'' replied the spice drummer, "you elect him for your treasurer, I presume.'' "Well, no; but that man acts as stakeholder In 99 per cent of the bets made in this whole county." Judge. A o-operatire Kallread. What is said to be the first co-operative railroad la now being operated 120 miles between Muncie and Brazil, ind. The company Is the Chicago ft Southeastern, which, after a checkered career, found It could not pay the money due Its employes, and so turned the whole property over to the employes to run themselves until they cot their money. Some Historic Ghosts VUit British Mouse of Parliament (Special Letter.) Belief In ghosts ia still among the superstitions of men and almost every' country has Ita historical spooks. The British House ol Parliament is about the last place in the world in which one would expect to meet a ghost, and yet there are several w"U-authentlcat-ed stories of gusts and phantom doitblea wtikli have haunted Great Biitain'a legislative halls. In the lobby of the House of Commons the second i Grey first asw hla famous death's head, and It was here that the "radiant boy" ghost loved to walk, his ghastly white Aafla, surrounded by a halo of silver flame, striking terror to the hearts of all who met him. The only wraith which appears to be a specter of had omen, however. Is the Big Ben ghost, which, it ia said, Invariably appears on the night before some member of the royal family la to die. It foretold the death of the Prince Consort, Princess Alice, the Duke of Clarence and Queen Victoria, while its appearances have been ao distinctly visible that the police on guard have twice reported Its coming to Scotland Yard. This ghost is an oarsman, a bent, little old man In a rotten skiff which, first appearing ou the Surrey side of the river, a little below Westminster bridge, shoots under the third arch, dlsappeailng in the wall of the Hottae at the exact moment Rig Ben clangs the first ftroke of the midnight hour. Otrminj'i White Lady, The White Lady of the houae of Ho-henrollern is one of the moat historic spooks on record. The great elector William saw her, aa did also his son. Frederick, first king of Prussia, and bis successor. Frederick William, the father of Frederick the Great. The ANNE BOLEYN. (Second wife of Henry VIII., whose "ghost" Court. death of Cnser Frits, the father of the present mperor, was foretold by the White Lady. Considering the character of their history. It is not strange that Eng land's castles should have he come the anode of ghots. Ever since the days of King Henry VIII . who lived at Hampton Court with all six of his wives in succession, the palace has had the reputation of being haunted, and bo well authenticated have been the descriptions of the ghostly visitants that for years no member of the royal family has been willing to reside within its walls. Even Princess Frederics of Hanover gave up the handsome Hampton apartments placed at her dtepoaal by Queen Victoria, saying that she preferred to live quietly in a small villa than to reside In state In a castle already occupied by ghosts; while Idy Granville, Lady Faatlake and Mrs. Cavendish Boyle have all reported unpleasant experiences with the apparitions which have brought this particularly beautiful palace Into such 111 repute. Among the ghosts of Hampton Court that of C atherine Howard Is the moat troublesome. Not only does she glide through the "haunted gallery," but utters unearthly shrieks. Jane Seymour Is another of King Henry's wives who Is said to haunt the old castle. During the reign of King James II some 220 years ago an official appropriation was made to provide means for "laying" the ghost of this Queen. Several other ghoets have a p pea red at H a m pt on Court . on e of them being that of Anne Boleyn, the aecond of Henry's wives. II man ted Wtadaor Castle. Windsor Caatle, too. is among tbe haunted palacea of England. It ta stated upon no leas an authority than tbe wife of the blahop of Winchester, ber- Wrailhi of Anne Boleyn and C thor Wive of Henry VI!I self the daughter of Arcr.blshop Talt of Canterbury, that the ghost of King Charles I haa often wandered about the palace. The appearance of Queen Elisabeth In the royal library has frequently been reported. It once having been seen by Empress Frederick, the most matter-of-fact of all Queen Victoria's children, while Ita last appearance, only a short time before the late Queen'a death, was witnessed by Mr. Holmes, the librarian of the castle. The third uneasy ahade which haunts this palace is that of Henry VIII. Less than two years ago this ghost was seen by Lieut. Arthur Glyn, of the Grenadier Guards, who was then In command of the castle, and hla attempts to stop the spectral form were futile, his sword meeting no resistance as It passed through the richly clad figure. Holyrood Palace, Scotland. Is not devoid of ghostly associations, Mary, Queen of Scots, the murdered Rizzio and Darnley all having returned to visit the scene where so many of history's great dramas were enacted. Other Noted N pooka. To report all the stories told concerning ghosts wnlcb haunt the castles and palaces of the British Isles alone would fill a volume. There is the headless ghost of Burton Agnes Hall, the ghost of Barbara VUlierB, Duchess of Cleveland, who still be-wsils her lost beauty; the haunted chamber of Glnmmls Castle, with Us awful untold secret, as well as the Bto-riea told of ruined Newstead, where the ghost of "Sir John Byron the Little, with the Great Beard" appears occasionally and where once a year the spectres of ' Devil Byron" and his unhappy sister ride together. There is also the phantom monk of Netley Ab has appeared at Hampton )- hey; the m'.Bchievous Cowed Lad of Hylion: the ghostly lovers of Samlet bury; tbe Mauthe Dhoo. or phantom spaniel, demon or dog. of Peel Castle, as well as countless other spectres all more or less Interesting. Right or ttoetoesstaeaf A New York Appellate Court has given a decision likely to become authoritative concerning the rights of pedestrians and the pretensions of traction companies to own the streets Affirming a verdict arirfine, from killing a boy who. It Is claimed, could have got out of the way of a car and did not. the decision runs: "The right of a tallroad company to use the public streets Is conditioned upon the right of the public to also use them In the ordinary way. and no railroad company has a right so to block the streets that the public Is excluded from crossing them except at the risk of being run over, it cannot he contributory negligence for a person to start to cross the track when the car is at such a distance that the motorola n can prevent ita running htm down If attending to his business and operating the car ln a careful and prudent manner." 0rm Theorr over Frerthlng-. Some one has discovered that sunstroke Is only the work r f a mlcr. be of peculiar shape and kind. It only re mains now to find the germ whlcf causes people to frecxe to death in win ter time The germ that invades th physical anatomy that has been struck by lightning and the Dactllus tha' plays havoc with persons who are run over by railroad tralna can be hunted up and identified later. The total value of the manufacture of bricks and tiles in the United states In 1500 was f76.3M.S71. and o' pottery 119.768 670. TRAITS OF FILIPINOS. NATIVE WOMEN ARE SHREWD IN BUSINESS. I raeltr to the Children They Are Cum I- in i to Labor tmlrr Penalty of tha Whip Ragtime Miulc Popular Widow Cltiaua the Htr U. (Special Letter.) Mrs. Laura W. Schwichtenberg, who spent six months as government In spector, studying the women of the Philippine tsland3, has given Bome Interesting facts regarding her investigation, as follows: While in Manila I lived in one of the picturesque grass huts of the natives with my secretary and a little Filipino maid. It took us some time to overcome our terror of the insects and reptiles. We slept i. big four-poster beds, which had in place of springs cane woven bottoms covered with thick woven matting of cocoanut and palm fiber. This was spread with a sheet and made a resting place hard enough to produce aches and pains for a week. The pillows were stuffed with Jute. A round bolster of the same material was Intended for the kneea. A closely woven mosquito netting hung from tbe four poets and waa tucked under the edge of the matting alt around the bed to keep out mosqultos, centipedes, tarantulas, chametions, etc. To pro-vent these pests from Inhabiting out shoes we took the shoes to bed with us. The running of the rats over the celling at night was not the least of our troubles, and our maJd suggested that we get a snake to catch them. A snake, indeed, we-found to be considered a necessary factor of every house, so I went In quest of one. I found peddlers selling snakes like puppy dogs, and one which was pointed out to me as especially desirable for the purpose was warranted to be a first-class rat catcher and harmless. A look at the monster, however it was fully twenty-eight feet long and not less than a foot In diameter and 1 decided to put up with the rats, unless some other destroyer could be found. The price asked for It was $1.60 They wanted to put it into our attic, between the celling and the grass roof. Cheaper kinds could be bought for 50 cents. The big fellow recommended LAURA W. SCHWICHTENBERG. was coiled about a long pole, which was carried on the shoulders of two men. Widow C'ir-an the HtreeU. Probably Lhe most ad .meed woman In Manila Is a widow who owns all of the street -cleaning department. Her plant comprises a hundred or more two-wheeled carts and caribou to draw them. They are driven about the streets by hr workmen, who remove the street refuse to a distant stream. Every Sunday afternoon the owner Inspects the animals herself and turns them loose ln a meadow, to roll about and wallow In the mud and graze. She is making a fortune out of the enterprise, it is said. The child labor on the Cehu islands Is most deplorable. In one place an English hemp factory about 50 small children form the motive power which works a monstrous press. The chil dren are kept hopping constantly by an overseer, with a long whip, and their motion keeps the Iron bar at the top of the press whirling from morn ing until night. The weight of this bar. the velocity attained by constant urging and the trampling of dlzay children under the feet of stronger ones. all produce a startling and most pa thetic sight. Ramoni Sabtnosa Caballerous of Ma nila Is a rich woman, and keeps tbe largest shop for women's clothing ln the city. Completed garments are packed aay in chests, few being exposed to view. All of the sewing la done by hand. Styles do not vary. The favorite decoration is appliqued swallows, which coat $4 apiece, and the more swallows the more elegant the gown. A gray sIIk is the usual foundation. A skirt of this kind ia made abort in front, and has a narrow oblong train. The fashionable costume consists of auch a skirt with a white Jacket-live garment of silk cocoanut fiber, embroidered all over In colored llks and spangles. A single undergarment is worn underneath It. The Morning Bath. Clad only in a coarse slip, the Filipino women take their baths at the corner pump every morning. They are extremely neat in their habits, even the cigarette girls taking with them to tbelr work clean dresses to wear on their way home. Their wooden ahoea are worn without stockings, and the sound of them on the cobblestone pavement mornings, when they are going to their work, is one to be remembered. All classea are fond of Jewelry, and althougn a woman may have only cheap cotton gowns, she Is sure to possess an assortment of jewels which represent her savings. All classes of women are gamblers, and their favorite pastime is cockflght-lng. Sunday Is the day "sually devoted to this sport, and the owner f the birds take them to c xrvh in order that no time may be lust. Another fad la the accumulation tt American gold money, into which they turn their owu currency as soon as they have enough, but tbey lose It In tbe betting ring of the cockfight. Uood Rnalnenit Women. The women are bright and energetic and do n.ost of the work, while the -Tien take care of the children. Many of them are quick to learn and shrewd in business and some are at the head of inrge concerns. No one, in fact, la idle. Aa soon as they are old enough the girlB are sent to the convents to learn ecclesiastical embroidery, which they do beautifully. They are so industrious that they often carry their work about the streets and to the shops with them, sometimes not missing a moment even when tney are making a bargain. All the cloth ia made on hand looms by women, and the children, while they are still very young, are kept very busy winding shuttles. A handkerchief which would take a Filipino woman a year to embroider might bring $L'5. Cigarette girls earn 20 cents a day. A dressmaker, for a plain silk dress, receives $3, and for a gingham slip, 50 cents. Chicken raising is becoming a favorite feminine occupation, and since tbe advent of Americans a few Filipino women are teaching the lower classes of the schools. Street peddling la a favorite occupation of the old Filipino women, and they carry varying stocks of fruits, mangoes, sweet rice, flour cakes, etc.. all heaped In cocoanut sheila on their heads. ItaR-tlnif at Funeral. The Filipinos are musical, and, as a rule, play one or more Instruments. They dunce a great deal, the solo Spanish dances, the waltz and Spanish lancers being favorites. Ragtime music is so popular at present that it la heard at the head of fuueral processions. The people are devout, attending early mass regularly and never missing a feast day. Every woman and child wears a double scapular, one in tlie front aad one at the back of the neck. Mrs. Schwlchten berg's formidable-looklng government document admitted her to everything hut the cata combs which connect the churches, convents and monasteries. Wild Region In IlllaoU. An African jungle transplanted to Central illlnols would be the best description that could be given to a remarkable tract of land in Tazewell county, lying along the Mackinaw riv er, near the village of Lilly. This tract, in local parlance, is known as "the U)St Forty." It Is without doubt the wildest piece of land In all Illinois, and i-onalttts of a continuous se- I rles of abrupt and deep ravines. Not I a foot of tne tract could be cultivated. The ridges are full of fox dens, wo'ves are occasionally found, and turkey buz- zarda hover over it in large flocks. Even people familiar with the territory have been loat ln the dense for-eat, Except for a few giant oaks, the wood has no commercial value. The tract Is known as "the Lost Forty" he-cause no one knows who owns It. For years it has been used for trading purposes, ami many unwary persons from a distance have advanced money upon It and taken mortgages In various sums, only to receive a questionable title to a worthless piece of land. On the Tazewell county tax books tbe forty appears with "Owner unkhown." The land Is watered by Innumerable springs and the Mackinaw river, which winds its way through it. Illinois State Journal. Earldom nf the Carneglaa. The Carnegles. who have been prominent In Scottish history for five centuries, enjoy two separate earldoms those of Northesk and Southeek which were conferred, respectively, on the eldeat and second sons of Sir David Carnegie in the aeventeenth century, says the London M. A. P. The earldom of Southesk was attained In consequence of the participation of the fifth earl in the rhslng of 1715, but was restored in favor of the present peer In 1855. Klnnalrd caatle, the family seat of the River Eske. waa built some fifty years ago, and with Its steep roofs, numerous turrets, long stone balconies, and bai us traded terraces la a singular-to-French baron's 1 raetto, gome of the trees In the ex . naive deer park are from 300 to 400 yearn old. nmm LltUa So; Mother You nice little boy! In dividing that apple you kept the half with a wormhole for youraelf and let slater have the other half. Johnny-Yea; I s'pected the worm bad bored through to t' other aide. Boston 1 ranscrlpt. H"nU Iavented Artificial Leather. Fibroleum. a new artificial leather, has Just been Invented by a Frenchman. It consists of pieces of refuse skins snd hides, cut exceedingly small, which are put In a vat filled with aa Intensely alkaline solution IA3 IV a 4 s

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