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An Indian Girl Sees the Sights In Chicago, ; : Boer Scout Escapes British and Lands Here
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REAHED In a wigwam, and never
before outside the domains of
her reservation home. Lola -kola,
lle "flower of the Kiowa)," first saw
strenuous civilization when she arived
In Chicago from Indian Territory a
few days ago. Her big black eye
biased, with excitement and she trem
bled like a frightened fawn when,
iter alighting from a train, she
flood amid the hurrying throng and
"O save me! What in the world hat
happened? Are all the big buildings
burning, or are the people fighting
with one another?" she asked of her
paleface escort, clinging tightly to his
"Why, It is nothing but the usual
Boise of the city," lie awured her.
"The people are hurrying to and from
their work. The bells are of the trains
going and coming; you hear the rolling
of vehicles over the pavements, the
trampling of horses' hoofs on the hard
tone streets, the rumbling of street
ears along the iron rails, the clanging
of gongs, the cries of newsboys and
venders and other sounds that go to
make up the constant turmoil, which
only sounds strange to you because
you are not accustomed to it."
Still more frightened was the pretty
Indian girl when she walked out and
saw the street cars dashing along
without apparent means of locomotion.
Bhe nearly jerked from her escort and
started to run when a racing auto
mobile darted past them. They pro
ceeded up State street toward the
heart of the city, and it was with
difficulty that she could be induced to
go further when the elevated trains
with their accompaniments of deafen
ing noise rolled above her head at
Van Buren street. She thought the
buildings were falling down.
All was strange and bewildering to
Lola-kola. She had not proceeded far
when the lights of the city beamed
forth and she could not understand
how they could be lighted without
"flints" or matches. She had never
seen lights so bright, and she said
they were like the sun. She was mys
tified at the flashing electric signs.
"See! They write their signs in Are,"
she said as she beheld them from a
distance, and on drawing nearer she
aid: "No, it looks as if they made
them from the stars that they have!
plucked from the heavens."
After a time the Indian girl's fright
gave way to mere wonderment and j
the seemed charmed with new sur
"It to all so delightful," she said, "but ;
the BOtseiThat I could not endure long.
It would drive me mad. But the
Woman Raises Angora Goats in Arizona,
Mrs. Mary Armer.an Arizona woman
who raises Angora goats, has attract
ed considerable attention at tne goat
and sheep show in Kansas City.
. Mrs. Armer went about with the
(oat and sheep raisers with as ranch
interest In goats and everything per
taining to them as the biggest goat
raiser among them. She brought with
her a fine lot of fleecy youngsters she
had raised herself on her ranch In
Arizona, and she sold these at a good
Mrs. Armer comes from a part of
the country where the Angora goat Is
l ll l I I l -IT - TJH
ma? AMtm amp mat, lao amocka. ocx.
at hams as a eat on the
3a of Mu It to a goat country.
nJI to great deal of acreage which
tJ czSr alaaMe as pasture for these
CXm6, wnmn. for whoa the
CXzm MM grow Mo swart or too
trrW XUrt art many thowsaads of
f Hear am has a
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' i rrt t CM Kat 9t kar
. -i - toftrj Ct tacwt
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VFLOWEE CF THE KlQWAL
bright, beautiful city. I never thought
there was anything like it on earth.
It reminds me of the Jerusalem the
Christians have taught me about."
"You are the first person that ever
compared Chicago to heaven," her es
cort responded. '
"Then men are so fair and the wo
men all so handsome," the Kiowa girl
continued. "I know an Indian girl
like me must look frightful to such
people aa these."
She next wondered If people lived
in the top of the tall buildings and
wanted to know how they climbed so
high until her guide took her to the
top of the Masonic Temple in an ele
Lolo-kola was in Chicago on her
way to Carlisle, Pa., where she is to
attend a private school for Indian
; Mrs. Armer stood ankle deep in the
sawdust of the Ftock yards when she
was approacneu in i" of ili Sun
day Post-Dispatch. Her hat was on
crooked, arid the sawdust of the com
mercial arena had settled upon her
dress. But she didn't heed such tri
fles. She was more interested In the
blue, red and yellow ribbons pinned
on her basque. These were the win
nings of her Angora kids, and Mrs,
Armer wore them proudly.
The extent to which Mrs. Armer in
vests in thoroughbred stock Is indi
cated by two purchases which she
made at the show. Hhe took a buck
at 11.060 and a doe at $2M. both One
animals, for her Arizona flocks.
"I went Into goat raising for two
good reasons,'' said Mrs. Amor. "I
wanted to make money, and goats are
a pro table stock In our part of the
ooaatrjr. I started twslo rears ago.
I kavo at trot out a few Oarst goats
of the Peters lock. These wore wait
kaowa goats la the southwest a fw
raara aa. I have Inoreaoso asy lack
aar I kava aow MM goats. I bars
"t aa mTum oaiy wosaaa la Arl-
v t"iii-.jcrr i
Ml: I " A -
la the goat aHaatf y, hat
girl. Her home Is In an Indian set-
! tlement in t'..? Kiowa reservation near
Anadarko. I. T. There she has lived
all her life of nineteen years. She is
the daughted of Tuckewano. a Kiowa
chief, who Is said to possess consider
able wealth The girl spent several
days in Chicago visiting the family of
Elmer Klrkwood. Mr. Klrkwood, who
accompanied her on her trip to Penn
sylvanla. Is a friend of the Kiowa
chief, with whom he is interested In
several nivestments. While in Chi
cago Lola-kola was given a ride in an
automobile, dined at some of the lead
ing hotels, was taken to a theater and
shown all the principal sights of the
There can be no dead member in a
I am perhaps more extensively engag
ed than anyone else. We have two
ether tremor, in the bu:rfr.- st Kings
ton, but they have about $00 goats
and do not come out to the market and
"I went to Kingston when it was a
silver mining camp. My husband was
a miner, I have been married twice,
and have raised nine children, prin
cipally by my own efforts. I am now
in a position to handle my stock in
numbers and deal in the finest thor
oughbreds. I have made some pur
chases here this week that will enable
me to appear next year with soma
youngsters which will win ribbons."
WITH THE FUNNY MAN.
Blobbs Harduppe is given to ex
aggeration. He overdraws everything.
Slobbe Tes, even bis ban it account.
"Why does the use mourning sta
tionery?" "Oh, she's done that ever
since one of her epistles went to the
"My pa," said the bright little boy,
"is always taken at his face value."
"Is that so?" "Yes; he's the bearded
lady in the museum."
Goldrox How is my boy getting oa
with his studies? I hope you And him
quick. Cfollege Professor Well r
k certainly Is fast. .
Wealthy Bachelor Your daughter
tells me she is a good cook. The
Mother Oh, yes. ' But she lias to live
vith her to fully apprectnte what she
Mr. Newlywed My dear, this sponge
ake seems rather hard to cut. Mrs.
N'fwlywed There! I knew that hate
,'ul druggist had sent me tough
Wiggins There Is one good thing
xbout BJones: he never speaks ill of
his neighbors. Wagglns I suppose h
is afraid his neighbors may know Just
as much about him.
Markley No; I don't like Borrows.
Parkley Why, I understood you to;
say you thought a great deal of him.
Markley No; I merely think of him
a great deal. He owes me money,
"Did you notice, Miss Sharp, that
in Idiot has been restored to his light
mnid by a rlevah surgeon?" "Yes. Mr.
Flutterby, I noticed the item and was
Just going to call your attention to It."
"For what did you arrest this man?"
queried the magistrate sternly. "For
practice, your honor," answered the
green policeman. "I've Just been ap
pointed to the force and I wanted to
get my hand In."
, la your rorattform appendta," ths
svrgeo told Mot after the sasrattsa
was orer, "ws found, strange to aay,
a assail brass tack." "That proves I
was right,'' fosbty answersd ths stek
asaa. "whoa I aaJd It was
I had taua la
ANDRIE8 Johannes Wennlps, 1
years old, six feet tall, born a
Boer, and for six months a scout
under Botha, Joubert and Ie la Key,
has escaped through the British army
and come to St. Louis. '
Toung Wennlps is a typical fighter
of the veldt, who has out-Danieled
Daniel. Captured by the British at
Pretoria, he bribed a guard and escap
ed through the lines to make his way
to Cape Town. Reaching the Cftp, he
bought a return pass from a South
African muleteer, and was brought
to America via England In an English
ship at the expense of the British government-It
is unlikely that any other scout
of the Dutch generals ever fell Into
the hands of the enemy In this bitterly
contested war and lived to tell of it.
It is quite certain that until Wennlps
came no soldier of fortune with any
such experience was walking . Ui
streets of St. Louis.
Wennlps looks like a Boer. He has
the distinctive features of a Holland
er, and his eyes are blue. He has
been a fighter four years, marching
with Joubert into the Kaffir country
when he was only 15. Now he is a
hardened fighting man. British bullets
have knocked him down; British pick
ets have fired on htm. and British
cavalrymen have given him a gallop
for his life in the hills. The course of
events has been a furious procession
In that part of the world where this
voung man was raised.
Like all youths In the Transvaal,
young Wennips can ride and shoot.
Hjs education may be a little remiss in
some things, but in these it is first
class. His ability to look out for him
self made him a valuable man on the
staff of the Boer chief of scouts, and
he did scout duty for all the four prin
cipal leaders under Dewet.
On the fourth day of Juiy, lSOO.Wen
nips, Just returned from an exhaust
ive ride, was asleep In a Pretoria ho
tel. His home had been broken up at
the outset of the war, his mother and
sister being sent to relatives in Hol
land. The young man's story of what
happened him that day Is a novel tale
of adventure. He told it to the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, as follows:
"I fell In the hands of the British
July 4, 1900. I had lain down in my
clothes to get a little sleep, and was
awakened by a rush Into the place. I
had a revolver in my belt, but It would
have been suicidal to have used It, for
a half dozen soldiers were on ine in
"I was a scout, and it was a serious
thing for a scout to fall Into the ene
my's hands. Fortunately 1 had Just j
returned from a trip and had nothing
Incriminating upon me. The English '
searched me for papers, and, finding
none, they returned me the little mon- j
ey I had and turned me over to a
Scotch guard. j
I was taken in the morning. That
night I determined to get away. The
prisoners were to be dtvjded into class,
es, the active combatants to be sent
to Helena, and the Boer sympathizers
not fighting to be placed under guard
in the city, and the scouts and sus
pected scouts to be held for disposi
tion of their cases by higher officers.
I knew they suspect! d me to be a
scout, and so many people not loyalto
us knew me to be a Hoer scout that 1
appreciated my danger.
My guard drank quite a good deal
durnlg the day, and at night he wa
feeeling pretty good. I began bar
gaining with him as soon as darkness
came. I knew he had little or no
money, for the Scot guards were get
ting only : cents a day. Finally I
got an opportunity to talk to him.
"You sing like a good fellow."
"Ye may bet I'm a goot fellow."
"Then why don'jt you let me go?'
With that I slipped a half crown
late his hand, and be did permit me
to steal away.
Once free in the city, I concluded the
worst thing I could do would be to
leave town. There were many British
soldiers around, and sentries patrolled
sJl the outskirts. It seemed to be that
gay host chance lay In finding a place
rsrHi automaton which has been!
J holding forth In the show win
dow of a store in New Orleans
for the past two weeks, Is not an au
tomaton, but a live one, the real thin;,
and that was demonstrated to the sat
isfaction of the public, Mr. Gunewald,
the proprietor, announced to the pub
lic that the figure In the window
would drink a glass of wine with him.
The crowds which had gathered
about the show window at different
times during the week were on hand
at the appointed hour with their
friends, and they were so many that
they stretched far out In the street.
Men and women had crowded against
the show window and remained for
what seemed to be an Interminable
time, waiting for some show of life
In tho face to satisfy them that the
figure was a real man, and not an au
tomaton. For the most part, they
waited la vain. They seemed to see
tho faintest movement of tho eye or a
twltea of to lips, but the laager they
rsnulnii aad watahod, tho mors con
vinced wars they that It was a dela-
who war aa hand whoa the
of tho aatosaatoa closed
Ma far ths roat thiag. At 1:11
Mr. OfwaowaM aatarod ths
a battto of
t The Automaton Was Alive,
to stay and putting on a bold front.
If none of the townspeople gave me
away I would be pretty safe, for the
British soldiers would not have known
me from any other harmless mer
chant's clerk found without-arms and
permitted the freedom of the city.
I acted upon this plan, and It proved
a success. I remained there day after
day, and, though reported escaped, I
was never apprehended. My father,
who was a merchant in Pretoria, was
aiao in the city. We were seeking an
opportunity to render some service to
the Boer cause. It was a time when
friends of the, Boer army on the Inside
could render much valuable service.
There was no communication between
the town and the Boer armies in the I
field. Mrs. Kruger was there, and so
was the wife of General Louis Botha.
These and other persons desired to get
news out of Pretoria My father an l
I thought of a plan to get messages
through the line. There were some
Dutch butchers with English passes
that went out of the city every day
for meat. My father and I found
these men and gave them a round of
rum that enabled us to buy their
passes for a little. We turned them
over to a Boer leader in the city, and
he sent messengers In many directions
Knowing that this would get us Into
serious trouble when the butchers re
covered and reported the disappear
ance of the passes my father and I
hastened to leave. We Informed the
British commander that we were non
combatants deelrlng to go to Cape
Town In order to be out of harm's way
during the .war. He permitted us to
board a southbound train, and after
seven days and nights we reached
That train ride from Pretoria to
Cape Town was a dangerous one In
more ways than one. In the first
place we were in danger of . being
blown up fit any moment, and in ad
dition to thst we were In danger of
betraying our pro-Boer sentiments ev
ery day. The crew and soldiers had a
holy terror of Dewet. They expected
him every minute. He seemed to
tmng over them like a sword, and they
Imagined they felt It on the backs of
their necks every time the train pass
ed a hill or a wood. If we were to
believe what the Englishmen on the
champagne, set a glnss on the Apollo,
which the automaton performed on.
The automaton winked at the crowd,
reached for the glass, drank the wine,
and then there was a yell on Canal
street which could have been heard
at the river front.
The young man who poses as an
automaton is F. Hqward Hill. He
has been an artists' model for fifteen
years. He must stand alone In his
class, for he has such a control of hln
nerves and muscles that no other
man is known to hove. He has been
sitting for two hours st night and two
hours In the afternoon for the past
two weeks, playing the Apollo, and
during the time while he was at
work he never moved an eyelash or
gave thg slightest movement to his
lips. The most difficult part of this
work was to move the eyes as the
body moved, keeping the eyes fixed.
Many were the people who did not be
lieve their eyes when Mr, Hill got up
and walked. They believed tho cham
pagne drinking attributable to some
mechanism. Kvsa then many were not
fU lofted; they tried to get Inside and
fool of him aa ho walked. Bat when
ho turned about and engaged In con
versation, whoa his snOra body re
laaod, then, aad only then, tho aost
skertleal wars MUoflod.
f 1 .
train told us, Dewet was ahead, TMIm
wet was JuBt to the right or left or
Dewet blocked the way In front. They
seemed to think It nothing impossible
that the flying Boer might overtake
the train and run rings around It as
he chose. My father and I had many
quiet laughs In our sleeves at these
ffilghtened Englishmen. It rather
opened our eyes to the British appre
ciation of our generals.
We had no desire ! remain at Capo
Town and looked abouTTor opportune
ties to get away. I found a muleteer,
Joe Alphonso, from Buenos Ayres, in
South America, He had come over on
a British ship and the British govern
ment had given him a return ticket by
way of London. A British regimen
was going home on a ship that would
sail In a few days. I did not particu
larly like the prospect of being detect
ed as a Boer on a British ship loaded
with British soldiers, but I took the
chance and bought the South Ameri
can's return ticket I made the trip
as a Spaniard. The English aboard
were too glad with the prospect of
getting home to give me enough atten
tion to discover that I was a Dutch
man. I could not speak a word of
Spanish, but the English were no bet
ter off. They didn't know enough
Spanish' or DuU:ii iO lifw w 2
I reached London and let the biff
city swallow me Just as quick as It
could. I made my way over to Hol
land and there I visited my mother
and sister. After a while I determin
ed to visit the United States with the
Itcket I had bought from the South
American. I made he trip without In
cident and will stay here where I ant
safe. If I thought there was a pros
pect of reaching the Boer armies with
out being picked up I would Just as
soon go back to South- Africa. But
the war there Is In such a state that
unless one is In the Interior with tho
Boer armies he must run a great risk
of being captured, much more of a
risk. In fact, than he runs once ho h)
In the country.
Puck: Mrs. Newlywed Oh, mother!
John said this morning I was ona
woman In a hundred. Her Mother
I see In that no cause for tears. Mr.
Newlywed But, mother, he used t
cay I was one woman In a thousand I
FRILLS OF FASHIOI.
Wide; gauntlet cuffs are seen on
many of the new glorsa for womea.
particularly those of heavy pique,
Thn Angora dot, so called because
It is white and fluffy, to In evidence
meshes and chiffons.
Jewel boxes In the form of minia
ture dress suit cases are a novelty.
They are to be had In different shades
of leather and are velvet lined.
In addition to ermine, caracul, broad
tail, astrachan and many other skins
In white are utilised by fashionable
milliners for trimming purposes.
Pineapple albatross a weave that
suggests a combination of the ordi
nary albatross and crepon with a
silky, ahlmmery surface, to particu
larly effective for house gowns.
The adoption of the low coiffure has
been followed In Paris by the revival
o fths fashion of wearing the halt
loosely Incased in a net attached to a
velvet band. This style of coiffure la
worn only In the house.
Fur toques are relieved by trimming
of flowers, aa effective mink model
showing facing of yellow and whlto
chrysanthemums. Dahlias and rams
lias are used oa many of tho new far
Laos gowas embellished with am
broidery are among tho most favored
far tvsnlBf wear. One beautiful tam
bour laos robs la embroidered wh
tan executed with bhte aad wlua
thread aad showing May atatara af
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