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Document Opening to Settlement the Wichit
and the Kiowa, Comanche and
Feontne Is the President's proclama
tion opening: the Wichita, and the Kio
wa. Comanche and Apache reservations
Br the President of the United States of
Whereas, By an agreement between the
TVichita and affiliated bands of Indiana
on the one part, and certain coinmiaiuou
ers of the United States on the other part,
ratified by act of Concrete approved
Alaxch 2. 1S9S 2 mat., b.o. &, lUe said
Indians ceded, conveyed, transferred and
rajiiuquiahed, torever and absolutely, w Kn
out any reservation wnatever unto the
United Stales ot America, ail iheir claim,
title and Interest of every ainu and cnar
acter In and to the lands embraced in me
loiiowir.g described tract ot country now
in the territory of OKlahoma. to wit:
Commencing at a point in the middle of
the main channel of the Washiua, river.
Mr the baih meridian of weal Ioiiki
tude crosses tne same, thence up tne
middle of tne main channel of ssaiu river
laa i tie line of ie degree and 4t minutes
test lotia-nuue. thence on said Una ot 8
degreea and 40 minutes due north to the
middle of the channel of the mam Cana
dian river, thence down the middle of said
main Canadian river to where it crosds
the SSta. roeridtaa. thence uue soutn to
the place of beginning.
And whereas all of the conditions re
Quired by law to be performed prior to
tne opening of said tracts of land to set
tlement and entry have been, as 1 bere
l" declare, duly perlormed.
AIOIST TUE BAY.
Now, therefore, I. William McKinley.
Presiuent of the L'mted St-ates of Antri
c, by virtue of the power vested 1" me
by law, do hereDy declare and make
known that all of the lanus so as azore.
mid ceued by the Wichita and affiliated
bands of Indians, and that Comanche. vi
wa and Apache tribes of inaians. re
spectively, saving and excepting sections
sixteen, thiriy-aix. tnirteeii and tnirty
mree in eacn townsmp. ana all lanas
located or selected by the territory of
Oklahoma as indemnity school or edu
auatlonal lanus. and saving and excepting
ail lands allotted la severalty to individ
ual Indians, and saving and excepting all
lands allotted and confirmed to religious
societies and other organizations, and
aaving ana excepting the lands selected
and set aside as grazing lands tor the
use in common for said Comanche. Kiowa
arid Apache tribes of Indians, and saving
and excepting the lands set asiae ana re
served at each of said county seats for
disposition as town sites, and saving and
excepting the lands now used, occupied,
or set apart for military, agency, scnool.
school farm, religious. Indian cemetery,
wood reserve, forest reserve, or other
public uses. will, on the oth day of Au
icust. at S o'clock a. m.. in the man
ner herein prescribed and not otherwise,
be opened to entry and seaUlemeni and to
disposition under the general provisions
anf the humestead and town-site laws of
Uie United Stales.
Commencing at i o'clock a. m.. v ednes
Aay, Julv 10. 11. and ending at C o clock
p. m.. r'rldMV- July 26. 11. a repistration
will be had ihe I nited Stales land ct
fices at Kl Keno and Lanton. in the ter
ritory of Oklahoma (the office at Uwtoi.
to occupy ) . ('visional Quarter s in the im
mediate vicinity of Fort Sill. Oklahoma
territorv. until suitable quarters can be
provided at Lawtoni. for the purpose of
ascertaining what persons desire to en
ter, settle upon, and acquire title to any
of said lands under the homestead law.
and of ascertaining their qualihcations so
to do. Ine registration at each ofliee
will be for both land districts, but at the
time of registration each applicant wul be
lequired to elect and state in which dis
trict he desires to make entry. To ob
tain registration each applicant wia be
required to show himself duly qualified
to make homestead entry of these lanrti
tinder exiftln laws and to cive tho
registration officer such appropriate mat
ters of description and Identity as will
protect the applicant and the government
against any attempted impersonation.
ieari strati on can not be effected through
the use of the mails or the employment
of an atfent. excepting that honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors entitled
to the benefits of section 134 of the re
vised statutes of the I'nited States, a.i
amended bv the act of Cnngress approved
March 1. l'01 C1 Stat.. WTl. may present
their annlications for registration ant".
due proofs of their qualifications throuch
an agent of their own selection, but no
person will be Trmitted to act as agent
for more than one such soldier or sailor.
N'o person will be permitted to register
more than once or in any other than
Ills true namf. Each BroHz-ant who
rhows himself duly qualified will be regis
tered and given a non-transfrab!e certifi
cate to that effect, which will entitle him
to go uin and examine the lands to be.
opened hereunder in the land district in
which he elects to make his entry; but
the only purpose for which he may go
upon and examine said hands is that of
enabling him lritwr on. as herein provided,
to tmderstandinelv stlct the lands for
which he will make entry. No one wi.l
be permitted to make settlement u;on
any of sid lands in advance of th"
opening herein provided for. and during
the first sixty days following suld open
ing no one but registered applicants wll!
be j-ermilted to make homestead settle
ment upon any of said lands, and then
onlv in pursuance of a homestead entry
dulv allowed by the local land officers,
or "of a soldier's declaratorv statement
t'uly accepted by such officers.
The order In which, during the rst
sixty days following the opening, the reg
istered applicants will be iermlttel to
make homestead entry of th- lands
opened hereunder, wiil be determined by
Orawinr for both the El Reno and U
ton districts publicly held at the United
States land office at El Iteno. Okla.. com
mencing at 9 o'cloc k a. m., Monday. July
J5. and continuing for such jx-riod as
may be necessary to complete the same.
The drawings will be had under the
supervision and Immediate observance ol
n rommltt"' of three persons whose Integ
rity is such as to make their control af
the drawing a guaranty of Its fairness.
The members of this committee will be
appointed by the secretary of the Interior,
who will prescribe suitable compensation
for their services. Preparatory to thes---drawings
the registration officers will, at
the time r,t registering each applicant
who shows h!mself duly qualified, mako
out a crd. which must be signed by the
applicant, stating the land district In
which he a'esires to make homestead en
try, and giving such a description of the
applicant as will enable the local land
officers to thereafter Identify him. This
card will be at once sealed In a separata
envelope, which will bear no other dis
tinguishing Inbel or mark than such as
may be necessary to show that It is to
go into the drawing for the land district
in which the applicant desires to make
entry. These envolooes will be separated
according ta land districts and will be
careful I v preserved and remain sealed un
til opened in the course of thai drawings
as herein provided. When the registra
tion !s completed all of these sealed en
velopes will be brought together at the
place of drawing and turned over to the
committee In charne of the drawing. wh .
In such manner as In their Judgment will
be attended with entire fairness and
equality of opportunity, shall proceed to
THOUGHTS FOR EVERY DAY.
Inopportune consolations Increase a
deep sorrow. Rousseau.
Fortune does not change men; It
unmasks them. Mme. Necker.
If you can not do what you like to
do. try to like what you have to do.
Two good ru?e3 for life are: Never
be discouraged; never be a discour
Shun idleness; it is the rust that
attaches itself to the most brilliant
If all hearts were frank, just, and
bonest. the major part of th virtues
would be useless to us Moliere.
How many languish in obscurity
who would become great If emulation
and encouragement incited them to
If people would but do what they
bave to do, they would always find
themselves ready for what came next.
Beware of him who meets yon ni-Ui
a. friendly mien, and. in the midst uf
a cordial salutation, seekf to aroid
your glance. La rater.
draw out and open the Seagate envel
opes and to give to each Inclosed card a
number In tne order In which the en
velope containing the same Is Jrawn.
While the drawings for the two districts
will be separately conducted, they will
occur as nearly at the same time as is
practicable. The result of the drawing
for each district will be certified by the
committee to the officers of the district
and will determine the order in which tho
applicants ma)' make homestead entry
of said lands and settlement thereon.
Notice of the drawincs statinc the name
J of each applicant and number assigned to
mm ty the drawing will be posted eacn
day at the place of drawing, and each
applicant will be notified of his number
by a postal card mailed to him at the
address. If any. given by him at the
time of registration. Each applicant
should, however, in his own behalf, em
ploy such measures as will Insure his
obtaining prompt and accurate informa
tion of the order in which his application
tor homestead entry cin be presentee
as fixed bv the drawintr. Applications foi
noma, stead entry of said lands during the
nrst sixty days toliowing tne opening
can be made onlv by registered appli
cants, and in the order established by
the drawing. At each land office, com
mencing Tuesday. August 6. lstol, at
o'clock a. m.. tne applications of those
drawing numbers 1 to 15. inclusive, for
that district must he presented, and will
be considered In their numerical order
during the tirst day, and the applications
of those drawing numbers lZo to -!m. in
clusive, must be presented and will be
considered in their numerical order dur
ing: the second day. and so on at that
rati- until all of Kaiil lands subject to en
try under the homestead law. and desired
thereunder, have been entered. If any
applicant fails to appear and present his
application ror entry wnen tne numoer
assigna-d to him bv the drawing is
readied, his right to enter will be passed
until after the other applications aswigned
for that dav have been disposed of. when
he will be given another opportunity to
make entry, tailing in wnicn ne win
M omd tr Hiivo nhandoncd his right
tn maka entrv under such drawing. 1 0
obtain the allowance of a nomesteau en-
trv each applicant must personally pre-
sent the certificate ot regisiranoii inc.-
tofore issued to him. together with a
Ftlar homestead application and the
necessary accompanying proofs, and with
the regular land orace fees, out an non-
-aKii- diachirpi-; soldier or sailor ma
hie his declaratory statement through the
agent representing him at the registra
tion. The production of the certificate
of registration will be dispensed with
onlv upon satisfactory proof of its los
sidr:ng his regular application for entry
of these lands, his application win be
more than once hereunder, or in an
or destruction. If at tn time oi con
ether than his true name, or shall trans
fer his registration certificate, he will
therebv lose all the benefits of the regis
tration and drawing herein provided for.
and will be precluded from enterinig or
trilling upon any of said lands during
the tirst sixty days following said open
THE MTTEAL STRIP.
Because of the provision of the said
act of Congress, approved June 0. liwu:
That tlie settlers who locate on that
part of said lands called and known as
the "neutral strip' shall have preference
riirht for thirty days on the lands upon
which thev have located and improved
the said lands in the "neutral strip"
shall for the period of thirty day after
said openirg be subject to homestea! en
try anal townsite entry only by thoim who
have heretofore located upon anu im
proved the same, and who are accorded
n preference right or entry tor tnirty
days as aforesaid. Persons entitled to
make entry under this preference right
will te i-armitted to do so at any time
during said period or thirty days follow
lng the opening without previous regis
tration, and without regard to the draw
ing herein provided for. and at the ex
piration of that period the lands in said
"neulr.il strip" for which no entry shnll
have been made will come under the
ganeral provisions of this proclamation.
The intended beneficiaries of the pro
vision in the said acts of Congress, ap
proved, respectively. March II. 19;i. an:
.Tune 6. lia-j". which authorizes a quallfie
entryman having lands adjoining tt
ceded lands, whose original entry em
braced less than lw acres, to enter o
much of the ceded lands as will make
his hnmrstead entry contain in the se
gregate not exceeding 1G0 acre. may ob
tain Fuch an extension of his existing
entry, without previous registration and
without r-card to the drawUig herein
provided for. only by making appropriate
application, accompanied ry the necessary
proofs, at tne proper new land office tt
some time prior to the optning herein
Any person or pernors desiring to
found, or to susreest establishing, n town
site upon any of said ceded lands at anv
point not fti the near vicinity of either
of the county sats therein heretofore
selected End d'-slrnRled us aforesaid, mav
at anv time before the opening herelr
provided for. file in the proper local lund
a-ffice a written application to that effect
describing bv legrtl subdivisions the lfar.ils
Intended to be -fTected. and statinc fully
end unn-r oah ttie necessity or nronrieta.-
of founding or establishing a town at thai
place. The local officers wU) forthwith
transmit said petition to tne commls
sioner of the general land office with th-i
recommendation in the premises. Furh
commissioner, if he believes the nubl
Interests will be subserved thereby, will,
if the secra-tary of the intairior annrove
thereof. Issue an order withdrawing the
lanns flescr.oen in sucn petition, or any
portion thereof, from homestead entrv
pnd settlement, and directing that the
rnme be held for the time being for town
site settlement, entry, and disposition
only. In such event the lands so with
held from homestead entry and settle
ment will, at the time of said opening
and not before, become subject to settle
ment, entry, and disposition under th
ceneral townsite laws of rhe a'nlted
States. None of snid ceded lands will be
subject to settlement, entry or dlsnosl
tion under such general townsite laws
except in the manner herein prescHbl
until sfter the expiration of sixty days
from tne time or saia opening.
Attention Is hereby especially called 1e
the fact that under the special provision
of the said act of Congress, approved
March 3. ISO!, the townsite selected and
designated at tlva county seats of the
new counties Into which said lands have
been formed can not be disnosed of tin
dcr the general townsite laws of the
T'nlt"fl States, and can only be dispnsnd
of in the special manner provided in said
act of Congress, which declares:
"The lands so set apart and designated
shall. In advance of the opening, be aur
veved. subdivided and platted under thf?
direction of the secretary or the Interior
into appropriate tots, blocks, streets, nl
levs and sites for parks or public build
It.irs. so as to make a townsite thereof:
Trovlried. That no person shall purchase
more than one business and one residence
lot. Such town lots shall be offered and
sold at nubile auction ta the highest bid
er. under the direction of the secretary I
WISE OR OTHERWISE.
No philosopher can give a reaso.i
for half that he thinks.
A man without a conscience is a
man without principle.
The high premium on honesty
proves that it is the best policy.
Pride and folly cost some people
more than their actual necessities.
Spite enables the fool to believe he
is happy in his unhappiness.
A good business qualification is the
ability to attend to one's own business.
No man is truly great who i3 unable
to realise how insignificant he real
Good humor is the blue sky in
which the stars of talent brightly
Some people seem to think they are
bestowing a favor every time they
Physicians sometimes enable men to
postpone the payment of the debt of
Tie smaller the wife's pocketbook J
the ofteser the kitshEnd i cHed upoa
to 3 it. I
f tha Interior. t sales to be had at the f
opening and subsequent thereto." I
All persons are especially admonished
that under the said act of Concress. ap
proved March S. 1S01. It is provided that
no person shaH be permitted to settle
upon, orcupy oi enter any of said eedul
lands except in the manner presafrlbed
in thta; proclamation until after the ex
piration of sixty days frqm the time
when the same are opened to settlement
and entry. After the expiration of th
said period of sixty days, but not before
any of said lands, remaininig undisposed
of may be settled upon, occupied and en
tered uadty the general provisions of tlu
tiomestead and townsite laws of tht
United States in like manner as If the
manner of effecting such settlement, or
rupancy and entry had not been pre
scribed herein Ui obedience to law.
It appearing that there are fences
around the pastures into which, for con
venience, portions of the ceded lands'
have heretofore been divided, and that
these fenf?s are of considerable value
and are still the property of the Indian
tribes ceding said lands to the United
States, all persons going upon, examin
ing, entering, or settling upon any of
said lands are cautioned to respect such
fences as the property of the Indians and
not to destroy, appropriate or carry away
the same, but to leave them undisturbed
so that they may be seasonably removed
ind preserved for the benefit of the In
dians. The secretarv of the Interior shall pre
scribe all needful rules and regulations
necessary to carry into full effect the
opening herein provided for.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of th
United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this
4th day of July, in the year of our Lord
1!01. and of the independence of the
United States the one hundred and
Bv the President:
JOHN HAT, Secretary of State.
IN THE FLOWER GARDEN.
Many Groups Iare Greater Attentloa
ThM They R -celva.
Among the most popular flowers of
to-day are the lovely peonies In va
ried tints of rose, pale crimson and
purple. The petals of some varieties
are as large as saucers, and being of
a Krinv texture, and drooping in
i ,.. t 1enl
fciuceiui iuiuo, ".lw.. "
or attention. It IB pleasing ii
th trAft roniea wm arrow In
mat tnese tree peonies will siuw i-
I aDv good soil Without much trouble.
be found a place in every garden.
They give a fine effect In beds on
lawns, or may be grown in pots and
taken Into the conservatory at the
present season when at their fullest
beauty. Some of the newest kinds
measure nine Inches across the bloom.
These peonies die down in autumn,
and start growth with renewed vigor
The gold-flowered Ethio-
pian lily is another beautiful thing
that ladies procure as a fitting com
panion to the pure white variety.
There is also quite a novel pink flow
ered form, but as yet quite rare; It was
discovered recently in Rhodesia. Many
dwelling houses are now adorned with
the lovely climbing Wisteria sinesis,
which is unequalled for the purpose
when in flower. The fine pendulous ra
cemes of a rich lavender color remind
one of a bunch of grapes from the way
they hang on the branches. They are
produced so Hrely that at the pres
ent season there seem more blossoms
than laves. The Wisteria is quite
hardy and Its stems extend to a great
length each summer. Young p;anrfl
can be bought very cheaply, and we
strongly recommend this elegant
climber to those who do not know it.
A group of pretty flowering plants
that deserve greater attention than
they receive are the double-flowered
ivy leaved geraniums. Few plants
compare with them for balconies or
window boxes or to hang down from
stagings in the conservatory or from
baskets; the foliage alone is handsome.
whilst the flowers which are prodU2ed
so freely, right through the summer.
are both bright and lasting. They look
magnificent when trained along trellis
work in sunny positions.
Cheaper in Araerl
Countries Where Grown.
When, on drinking your cup of choc
olate at breakfast, you find a sediment
deposited in the bottom of the cup,
you may feel sure that this insolubla
stuff is the adulterant with which the
chocolate is cheapened to such a de
gree that the beverage far from its
source of production costs less than It
does in the place where it is produced.
In Sou en America the retail pric e for
the better grades of chocolate averages
about ?1 per pound, while in Italy,
France, England and in the United
States the better grades sell at a much
lower price. In America the ordinary
chocolate sells for about one-third of
the price that is charged for it where
it Is produced. The cause of this, the
producers say, is that the original
product ts adulterated greatly before
reaching its final market, a cheaper ar
ticle than the cocoa bean constituting
the large proportion of 90 per cent of
the chocolates of commerce. The cocoa
bean from which chocolate Is manu
factured is produced in Its finest form
in Venezuela, though various other
parts of Central and South America
grow and export large quantities. Tw9
crops of the bean are gathered each
year, and the manufacture consists
simply in grinding up the beans Into
mal and then adding sugar and arrow
root, with the necessary flavor usual
ly vanilla or cinnamon. The mass is
moistened until It is in a semi-fluid
state, after which it is run Into molds
of the proper shape. New York Press.
Miarlc Barrymore'B Witty Retort.
The clever wit of the recently de
mented actor, Maurice Barrymore. Is
still the foremost subject in the circle
of the unfortunate man's friends. On
one occasion, when Barrymore was
visited by a number of friends, one
of them dropped a 50-cent piece on
the floor, and. search high and low,
the money could not be found. "Won
der where it went to!" one remarked.
"Went to the devil, I guess." said the
loser. "Trust you for making 50 cents
go further than any one else," said
Barrymore. New York Times.
Never Pronounced Capital rnnlnhmcnt.
The late Baron Fitzgerald, an Irish
judge, who was on the bench for twen
ty j-ears. never once pronounced a
capital sentence, and Lord Morris, who
sat for twenty-two years, never hanged
Weight of Crack Oarsmen.
At an unofficial weighing in London.
the University of Pennsylvania creir
totaled 1.274 pounds, an averaee of 159
pounds. The Leanders average 174
The feet of elephants in captivity
have to be looked after carefully all
the time, and once or twice a year,
anyway, specific treatment is required
to keep them in order. If the elephant
is in a traveling show, where he is do
ing more or less marching in street
parades, and it may be in moving
from place to place on the road, his
feet are worn down to something like
what they would be in nature. In
such a case they would have to be
regularly overhauled only once a year,
at the close of the winter season. In
the case of elephants remaining in one
spo all the time, in a stationary men
agerie, where they would do no
marching, and would scarcely wear
their feet down at all, their feet are
looked after twice a year. A captive
elephant on the road might suffer in
his feet from stone bruise, or might
pick up a stone, or a tock. or any one
of forty things; or he might have corns
or have something the matter with his
toenails; or possibly have suffered the
loss of a toe nail by some accident.
From some such injury the elephant
might go lame, or suffer otherwise. It
might be that the foot would need to be
protected under treatment, and there
is used for such purpose a ba? with a
shirring around the top. which, drawn
over the foot, and up a little on the leg
above it, can be closd around the leg
to keep out gravel or anything else
that might otherwise work in and ir
ritate the foot.
This elephant with the sore foot
would, of course, be spared all the
walking possible. He would not ap
pear in the parade, but in the case of
a railroad show, for instance, he would
on arriving at or leaving a show town,
limp along with that bag over his foot
from the car to the show lot. or from
the show lot to the car, by the shortest
way. Incidentally the elephants' feet
are being looked after all the time;
the annual or semi-annual over-hauling
is to keep them down to their nat
ural proportions and conditions and
make them less liable to injury. In
its general shape the bottom of an ele-
plant's foot is somewhat like a blunt
ed oval. The sole is a flat pad or
cushion, tough, but elastic, being of a
gristly or cartilaginous character.
Commonly this pad would be about an
inch in thickness. The elephant's to?s
do not project separately out beyond
the rest of the foot, but are virtually
inclosed within the front rim of the
foot, their presence marked by the
toenails, which are in appearance as
much as anything like big black hard-
With the hope that he may ulti
mately penetrate the mysterious Thib
etan city of Lhassa. Dr. Berthold Lauf
er, who is connected with the Museum
of Natural History. New York city, is
about to renounce the world and his
friends for the solitude of a Buddhist
temple. He will leave in a few days
for Pekin. where he will settle in a
Lamaistic monastery to live the life of
a recluse and to be among the priests,
studying their language, customs and
ceremonies. He hopes to obtain one of
their official degrees which would facil
itate him in his attempt to reach th
holy city of Lhassa. All the specimens
he can secure will be sent to the New
York museum. Dr. Laufer believes that
in view of the increasing commercial
relations between China and the I'nit
ed States, greater knowledge should
be had of that country and its people.
But one other foreigner has ever lived
in a Chinese temple. He was a Hungar
ian, Cosma de Koros. and death cut
short his labors. A number of scientific
men are interested in Dr. Laufer's mis
sion. Acrentaa by Phonograph.
It has long been supposed that
France, or a Frenchman, is necessary
for the acquisition of a proper French
accent. This is no longer so now
that an economical substitute for the
Frenchman has been found in the
phonograph. It is underwood that a
corps of distinguished French profes
sors are spending their whole time in
conversing into phonographs. A pro
fessor's day's work is to fill thirty
phonographic cylinders. These cylin-
I California's Promising Future.
"The attention of the ea?t is being
attracted to California in a marked de
gree," said a man from the Pacific
coast the other day. "The great field
for the eastern investor will henceforth
be found in the northern part of the
state. The development of gold and
copper mines in Shasta county, and
particularly the discovery of oil in the
northern counties is assuming such
proportion that they cannot longer be
hidden from the investment seeker,
and eastern capital will not fail to dis
cover the great possibilities. The oil
industry of California will reach this
year an output of over 10,000,000 bar
rels. The Santa Fe and Southern Pa
cific railroads are burning oil on their
locomotives; the sugar refineries,
street railway power houses and manu
facturing industries are substituting
it for coal. Four months ago the
home consumption for fuel only
amounted to ever 400,000 barrels a
month. Coal in California costs from
$S to $14 a to-V 1t is imnnrffi fro
Washington. British Columbia and
Australia. Hence petroleum, of which
four and a half barrels equal a ton of
coal, is proving a boon to California."
Aatra'ln. the K!chaait Country.
The richest nation in the world pro
portionately is not Great Britain, not
fat little Holland, not even the United
States. For the greatest average in
dividual wealth we must look to the
Last year the total value of the pro
ducts of the colonies forming the Au
stralian commonwealth amounted to
fully $500,000,000, of which their pas
toral industries represented $150,000,-
R.egulak.r Pedicuring to
Keep Them in Condi
tion. "V- - m V-
shell clamshells set around on tne
front edges, five to a foot in the case
of the Asiatic elephants and four in the
case of the Africans.
With no use of its feet, nothing to
keep them worn down as they would
be kept in nature, the pads may grow
to be two inches thick, and come to
have crevices or seams in them in
which foreign matter may lodge, and
the elephant Is in more danger of pick
ing up things, which may become im
bedded in the tough pad and get out of
sight and work through into the quick.
The toenails also get long, and they
may curl under the sole of the foot and
they become thus more liable to be
caught, and the situation is then one
of inconvenience and danger to tb.2
animal. But before they reach this
stage the elephant's feet are trimmed
down into shape. The feet of the ele
phants in the Central park menagerie
got one of their regular overhaulinga
last week. "Tom." said Elephant
Keeper Snyder to the larger of the two
elephants, on one of the days when
this work was going on, "give us your
And the big elephant lifted his foot
as a horse might have lifted his on a
like request. "Tom can tell you what
you are thinking about when you look
at him." 6ays Keeper Snyder.
Jule, the other elephant is net so
tractable or not so intelligent, and it
takes more diplomacy and effort to
get at her feet for the work necessary
to be done upon them. But even with
the most docile of elephants it takes
two men to do the work conveniently,
and, at the menagerie in the park
when the elephants' feet are fixed Head
Keeper Shannon gives Keeper Snyder
a lift. It might not be expected that
these elephants would pick up any
thing here in their long-accustomed
quarters, whose floor they have trod
den for years, but on this occasion in
one of Jule's feet Keeper Snyder found
a die, one out of a set of dice, which
had already been worked in out of
sight, and in one of Tom s feet was the
bowl of an iron teaspcon. the handle
having been broken off. The metal of
this spoon could be seen when the
foot was lifted up. but it was imbedded
sufficiently so that it took quite a pull
with the keeper's elephant hook to pu:i
it out. How these two odd and curi
ously different things found their way
into the elephant's cages to be picked
up in their feet could not be said for
certain, but it is probable that they
were thrown in by thoughtless chil
dren. New York Sun.
May Eventually bo En
tered by Dr. Berthold
Laufer of New York City.
ders are destined to go forth bearing
precious French accent3 into thou
sands of happy English homes. A
book has now been prepared, called
"The Pictorial French Course." It
contains thirty lessons, each illus
trated by a picture ingeniously por
traying the objects alluded to in the
lesson. Each lesson corresponds
word for word with one of the phono
graphic discourses. All that the stu
dent has to do, therefore, is to s?t
his phonograph going. The book will
tell him what it is savin?. It will
be seen that the new Fystem is pictorial-oral.
London Daily Mail.
Inrentors of Wood I'nlp Taper.
A writer in a London newspaper,
speaking of the ingenuity of wasps in
building their nests, says: "Like a
trained spaniel, she finds at last soma
old stump or sill of wood, some fallen
trunk or weatherworn wound in grow
ing timber whereon she settles and
proceeds to bite off bits of wood and
chew them into paste. With this sh?
flies to the hole again, and with jaws,
and head and feet, molds the thin
drawn paste into fine gray paper, silky,
strong and waterproof.. Here is an
invention "paper from wood-pulp"
which has been littered before the
blind eyes of man ever since in pre
historic ages he first destroyed wasps'
nests, but was reserved to be his ''tri
umph" at the end of the Nineteenth
century of our modern era!
If you are not a friend to labor, yoa
are no friend to God or man.
000, their agricultural $140,000,000,
their mineral products fully $100,000,
000. and their manufacturing and other
industries the remaining $160,000,000.
The wool alone from the 120,000.000
sheep raised in 1900 was worth $100,
000,000. The mineral resources of Australia
cannot even be guessed at. In the last
48 years the country has produced gold
to the value of $1,800,000,000. in the
last 20 silver to the value of $150,
000,000. Diamonds are found in one
district, rubies in another. There is
at least one emerald mine in New
South Wales, and opals equal to any
in the world are found in Queensland,
while the pearl fisheries of the north
western coast produce a considerable
portion of the most valuable pearls of
Rabber Ti real on Fire Fnglnes.
A set of rubber tires suitable for use
on a fire engine cost from $350 to $450.
There is no question about the advan
tages of their use. With rubber tires
an engine goes less often to the repair
shop and so is mdre continuously in
commission. And if you should happen
to see a rubber tired engine go around
a corner or get into o. out of the tracks
of a street railroad, you'd think the ad
vantage gained there was enough to
pay for the tires. The engine doesn't
swing or slide, but it follows true
and the driver knows just where he
can go and what he can do with the
machine when he's under way.
Birds' wings and breasts now vary
both quills and flowers in the decora
tion of outing hats.
1 Green and red will go together. Give
a man pler.ty of greenbacks ana lie
can paint the town a deep red.
Lad)ea Can Wear 8he.
One size smaller af U?r u-in jrAllen'S Toot
Ease, a powder. It makes tight or new
ahoeseasy. Cares swollen, hot.sweittinjr.
aching1 feet, infrrowmy nana, crn anu
1 ,wTo.lti T,d Khfo ntnrea.
5. Olmsted, LeLoy.N.l.
5c. Trial pa
dress Allen &
If you would be reveng'd of your
nemv pnvern vnnrRplf
" v - -' '
Laundering Thin tUrasawa.
To launder the exquisite creations of mtift
lin and lace in which this aea.on abounds
has become quite a problem, yet the mo-t
delicate materials wiil not be injured if
wanhasd with Ivory Koap and theu dried
In the shade. But little starch need be
nfctxi. ELIZA R. I'AI'KIL
A good man is seldom uneasy,
ill one never easy.
jo lamny. enop. Fnip. camp or per-
son should be without Wizard Oil for
every painful accident or emergency.
But I mean such wives as are none
of the best.
I am sure Plso s Cure for Consumption saved
bit life three years uco. Sirs. Tror. K JDDIN3.
Maple Street, Norwich. N. V.. Feb. 17. 1900.
As charms are nonsense, nonsense
is a charm.
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is tateD internally. Price, 75c.
Hope resembles the head of a pin
and disappointment the other end.
DO TOrR CLOTHES LOOK 1TLLOWT
If so. useRa?d Crosw Ball Bluo. It will make
tbem white as suow. - oz. package & ceuts.
If a man looks upon the wine when
it is red it is very likely to cast re
flections upon his nose.
It is one of the unsolved mysteries
how two men can exchange umbrellas
and each invariably get t he worst of
DO YOU SHOOT?
If you do you should send your name and address on a postil card for
GU InTCATALOGU E. IT'S FREE.
It illustrates and describes all the different Winchester Rifles, Shotguns and
Ammunition, and contains much valuable information. Send at once to the
Winchester Repeating Arms Co.. New Haven, Conn.
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USE CUTICURA SOAP ASSISTED BY CUTI
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form of baths for annoying- irritations, inflammations, and
excoriations, for too free or offensive perspiration, in the form
of washes for ulcerative weaknesses, and for many sanative,
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women, especially mothers. No amount of persuasion ran
induce those who have once used these great kfn purifiers
and beautifiers to use any others. Cuticura Soap combines
delicate emollient properties derived from Cuticura, the great
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the BEST toilet, bath, and baby soap in the world.
rnJiriXTE EXTEE5AI. ASD I3TTEE51L TKElTIEJtT FOB 1TEBT nriOB,
fllllAllrin Consisting of Citwttra Fap. to cWne the skin of cmt
M I I K K ti I and;alea.ail.fteiitha)ttiia'keiiJcntlrle,t rTlCT RA i!irr-
ataHvmm MENT.to mnuinuy allay injliiuc, inllaniniauri. hii.l irrils--TP
.p tion,and sKjtha and heal, ami CVtioi ka Kroi.vr j.t. 10
I HF Xr I 0001 Md clen th blaKid. A Hi vle Sirr is often saifli
lib Ubl cietittaicurotheuiost torturinjr, diuflpirinc, jj'hltar, nn-
me. ana scaiysiiin, scai j. ana pkkmi ouniurs,
r-oia tnroupnmiT tne onu. jiniihu iejH.i: . rwuERT aS Hons. 27-23, Oiarter
house Bq ..London. I'OTlllR Vuva aho Cazn. (joutn Bole ITopt, liusioa, U.S. A.
WANTED, SALESMEN. &AoL;
men to sell the best-grown nurmvrY
BtOCk In the United States. Liberal Commissions paid. Cash advauosd waiekly. Writ
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CO RIM AND OATS!! zr&irzxnssz
tlous warraat llgbm
VTieem. Snd for our book, 'WCCEJiSTXI. SPECt'LATlON." ata-at tre.
J. K. COMSTOCK flt CO., Tradars' BW9., CHICACOb
' Ak your grocer for DCFJANCE
' STAKCH. ten only ic oz. xatkage for
10 cents. All other lO-cn: tstarr h con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
A wicked hero will turn his back
to an innocent coward.
1 uur K
.a. - rrrri xT
' STARCH, the only 16 cz. package lor
, teea or money rerunaea.
. . n . . ....
A woman may jove iiautry blu jt
dlepise an awkward flatterer.
GREATLY KKIU'CED RATES
WABASH r R.
J13. 00 Buffalo and return f 13.00.
$."1.00 New York and return J" I 00
The Wabash from CMc;ik vll! rail
tickets at thi above rata-s daily. AFid
from these rates, the Wubafh run
throuch trains nier its own rails from
1 Kansas City, St. Louis nnd Cheapo an 1
i offer many -special rates riming the
! cummer months, allowing topoers at
! Niapara Falls and Buffalo.
Ask your nearest Ticket Apnt nr ad-
i dress Harry K. Moores. tJt-neral Akt.1,
! Pass. ler.t., Omaha. N-b., air rt.
! Crane, G. 1'. & T. A., Ft. Louis, Mo.
It might be well to remember that
; the oldest families are likely to have
the most to be ashamed of.
Ask your grocer for DEFIANCB
STAKCH. the only 1C os. ra'. kage for
JO cents. All other 10-cent rtarch con
tains only 12 oz. Satisfaction guaran
teed or money refunded.
You can rely on a man keeping
his word when it is to his advantage
to do bo.
There Is plenty of riMm at the tcp
but as soon as a man gets there te
tries his best to occupy it all.
B1D3 BY MAIL. YOUR OWN PRICE.
Jones. He Pajrs th Frelcat, liiagBaatea. ft I.
witn loss or nalr.whain all t tails.
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