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HEALTHFUL JOYS OF WALKING
Plenum of Ttg It Aleng Oitj 8treeU
or Rural Hihway.
.BETTER THAN MEDICINE FOR MANY ILLS
THting m Rowan Body to a Bowa.4
Miaul, It Paelfles e. Raffled Te
per aad Clear lb Tired
Brala of Cokwtbi."
No corporal exercise Is better edaoted
to promote health, none more reluctantly
practiced, than walking, write Louis Wlnd
muller In Review of Reviews. Americana
will patiently Buffer the indignities that
public veaiclee Inflict rather than more
tbalr feet. ' They uae cart which are dote
In winter, draughty In aummer, to bring
them from alrleaa workahopa, where they
have paaied their day, to spend the night
In unventllstlvs homea. Ask for direction
In any eltjr and you are carefully told what
trolley will conrey you. When you In
quire how to reach your destination aJoot,
the aarae courteoua stranger la apt to leave
you without reply, but with suggestive
shrug of his abouldert; the man who per
sists In walking where be can rids is con
sidered a fool.
The tortures endured by frequenters of
the trolleys of cities during "rush" hours
sre excruciating; many paaaengers could
leases by their absence the preeaure, If
they would walk all reasonable dlatances,
They rather permit insolent conductors to
elbow and jostle them In a crowded car
which Jerks at every stop and turn with
such violence that hapless strappers are
huddled together, or thrown on th knees
Of compreaaed sitters, while they must
listen to the familiar ejaoulatlona: "Move
forward," "Step lively," and "Faree." The
pedestrian Independent of motora strides
over comfortable aldewalka and looks with
complacent pity on the. Often slowly, pass
ing victims of their Indolence.
Avenues Ilk "Commonwealth" In Boston,
"Delaware" In Buffalo, which are.' beauti
fied by art or nature, are practically de
serted, while the "Champa Elyaees" In
Paris and the "Tblergarten Strasee" In
Berlin are frequented by appreciative
promenadera. Our parka "Central" In New
York. "Lincoln" In Chicago and "Fair
mount" In Philadelphia are chiefly patron
ized on fine Sundays by persons who at
other times are oonflned In tenement house
districts. In those retreats they refresh
their eye by the verdure of vegetation and
their brains by freedom from agitation.
City lunga are a bleaalng to the poor, who
would not find their equal on country
highways. If they could reach them.
. Pleasures to Be Shared.
. Wo may enjoy the beauty of virgin na
ture In secluded forests when w climb
mountains, but the gratification becomes
tiresome when we find nobody to share It.'
Even Mr. Burroughs baa been obliged some
times to content himself with the company
of his faithful dog. A comrade Is alwaya
welcome but not indispensable In streets,
where the pleasure of exercise 1 height
ened by ever-changing alghta and aounda.
, The moat harmonious cries of atreet venders
J are less aweet than the melodies of singing
r uirusi uuwen lull greet ua irum winuowa
of houses lack the fragrance of nature. But
I conalder the melodious chlmea of city
churchee preferable to the . thunder of
Niagara, and the friendly look of a charm
ing woman to the vista from Pike's, Peak;
Dickens found In every atreet -of. London
a subject worthy of description by hla
marvelous pen; personal observation
enabled Victor Hugo to delineate.' the old
streets of Par,la, as It he had lived at the
time of Quasimodo.
. Moat Americans dreas on streets as they
do at home. Even In Washington, uniforms
are consplcuoua by their absence. I re
member that ptirtcemen and railway men
' objected agalnat donning such . "livery"!
until public-spirited cltliena, to demon
strate that It would not degrade them,
wore It at public functions. But on the
streets of Continental Europe uniforms are
in evidence wVsrever you go, and of the
young wearer too many ar inclined to
It la amusing to watch th promiscuous
variety of team that pase through our
thoroughfares beer wagon and truck,
ambulances and fir engine, freely Inter
mingle with auto, aud In many atreet pre
dominate, while in fashionable thorough
farea and park carriage ar .in th ma
jority. Vehicle uaed for business purpose
re aeldom prohibited in a country ruled
by buslneas men. On "Rotten Row" In
London, the "Caseins" In Florence, a hired
hack la not tolerated. Private eonveyanoes
and riders absorb ths driveways, prome-
naders ths sidewalks.
In no other cities do wo find building
of such different architecture as on the
busy atreet of Chicago and Now York..
Bquatty houses, built long ago' for resi
dences, havs been altered Into warehouses,
or are being demolished to make room for
modern structures; Interplaced between
lb era and the storehousea of a paat gen
eration, often overshadowing them, a re the
tall buildings called akyscrapers, that give
to narrow streets, where they prevail, a
gloomy appearance and a baroque aspect
to the rest. Ths monotonous uniformity of
brown stone and brick houses in residen
tial thoroughfares Is gradually changing.
' Tbe man who started to nn a race in
chains and fetters would be visibly hand
icapped. No one would expect him to
succeed. ' The man who runs the race of
life when hla
5igestiv and nu
t tutive org ana are
diseased is equally
handicapped. . In
the one case his I
, strength is over- i
weighted, in the
other it i nnder
all else a sound
Gol 4 n Medical
disease of the
rtomach and other
organs of diges
tion and nutrition.
When this is done
food is perfectly
digested and as
similated and the
body receives strength in the only way
in which strength can be given by the
nutrition derived from digested and as- '
Th oral I would lit. to eie voar 'Coldca
Medical bucavery ' I ranaut alter ia wotd ar
aaacrlbe who pro " wrtics Jam, a. Ambroa.
naa, of Mifflin street. Huatlnion, ra.
I was Ukea with what our phru taa hare
said was tadigeeiiua. I oactoraa with the eat
arouad aare aatt found ao re i ; el . wrote to
you aud you atot m a owratiou blaak te all out,
ad I did aa. and you tha advtatd as U a
. PWrca's (Wikru Madtcal blerorery. 1 touk
three koalas aad I frit au good that I stopped.
Wing curad. I have so symptoms of gaunc
tioutil or ludigrauua sow."
Accept no substitute for " Golden Med
ical Discovery." There is nothing "just
as aood." . m
l3r. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser, sent re on receipt of stamps
Twenty -one ouc ceo stamps for the
book in paper covers, or 31 stain pa for
the cloth-bound volume. Address Dr.
. V. Pierce, nuflel. K. Y.
To Coronado's Memory
Whlls a host of congenial spirits here
about annually pay tribute to King Ak-Bar-Ben.
puissant monarch of Qulvlra, a
community In Kansas without the royal
assent, haa reared and unveiled a monu
ment to Coronado, original explorer of
the realm. The location of the monument
I Logan Grove, a mile and a hair tmm
The monument I seventeen and a half
feet high. It was erected by Captsln Hen
deraon, owner of Logan Grove, at a coat of
about $550. A granite die and a abaft of
polished granite aurmount two bases of na
tive limestone. The fl... v.... 1. .1.
square and two feet thick, one massive
block that welgha about Ave tone. The sec
ond baae la four feet aquare and thirteen
Inchea thick. One aide of the haft bears
me inscription: "Erected for the Qulvlra
Historical socletv br Robert Hnnn
10." On the other side I Inscribed:
Qulvlra and Harabey, Coronado. 1541.
Redlacovered bv J.' V. Rrmrar ia Th.
name of Juan de Padllla Is alao engraved
on the stone. He was the first martyr la
the New World.
The purpose of this monument 1 to com
memorate th discovery of tbe territory
known now as Kaaaas and ths rediscovery
of Qulvlra. J. V. Brower, an archaeologist,
author and explorer of 8t- Paul, clalma to
havs made the discovery that this la the
region which Coronado marched all the way
from Mexico to explore In queat of goll.
Mr. Brower vtalted Oeary county In 1894
to explore the surrounding country. Hi
researches were conducted very carefully
and be went over the ground south of the
Smoky Hill and Kansas rivers from Linds
borg . to Topeka. After hla explorations
he published two volumes giving the result
of his work, "Qulvlra" and "Harahei."
rredercik W. Hodge of the Smithsonian
Institution at th time Mr. Brower was
making hla researches in Kansas, was
searching in old and musty volume for the
same thing, the exact geographical location
of th place called Qulvlra, where, the ad
venturous Spaniard, Coronado, apent twen
ty-Are days exploring. When both hsd fin
ished their reaearchea they found ths re
sults of their labor were th same.
Foreign folk with one acoord declare
American women, and especially American
housewives, to be the spoiled favorites of
fortune. This in face of ths servant prob
lem wherefore it seems worth whlls to
look a little into tho matter far enough
at leaat to find out whether or not the
foreigners have reasonable ground for
A cynic haa recently set It down a his
opinion that there were more bath tubs In
ths cities of New York and Chicago than
in all ths British lalanda. Thla does not
In the leaat aquare with the popular con
ception of the Briton never divorced from
his tub. But those who know say it ac
cords infinitely better with the faots. Run-
wUra hot a&d cold, is &t the'scrvies
of all our city folk and a large and quick
growing moiety of our country ones. What
with water worka, windmills, ,. artesian
wells and gravity, flow,, precious few, new
houeee need lack It, while .among old ones
tile; force pump, in the corner of the kitchen
porch robs tbe cistern, of its weariness.
Other - .- countries . likewise, have . running
water, but -the provision is niggard com
pared to our own, and where it ia found
even much more than, half the time there
1 no provision, for heating save by tbe
A -cognate aggravation of this hot-water
deficit la that In many place water can
not be heated without making up a apeclal
Ore. That I to say there te no gas atove.
nor oil atove. nor alcohol toy atove, over
which to make tea, boll egg or heat a
caaual aadlron. The kettle on the hob
which sings and splutter so alluringly
through th page of English novel Is
undoubtedly picturesque and more 111 to
handle and worse to furnish.
Then there are the matter of, heating
and cooling. Where, outside America, do
team heat, furnace, hot water pipes, gas
logs, gaa ranges, and all their kind, banish
dust and grime, and aave backaches, rough
hands and goose flesh, not to mention more
serious Hist Open fire are all very well
more than delightful aa decorative ad
junct to a house already sufficiently warm,
but intolerably burdenaome aa a dependence
fully doubling, sometimes almost trebling.
ths work of a house with the result of
by the erection of a variety of "American
basement" dwellings ot a modern and more
To "dress" windows of retail shops with
seductive tsste, an accomplishment the
practice of which ha always prevailed in
Europe, hss become more general here; a
email dealer Is wont ta place the best part
ot hla stock with sxqutsite consideration of
oolor and symmetry on revolving glassea In
his show case, before the astonished syes
of a passing strenger, snd thua allure him
to enter. 'The signs which French shop
keeper display are more attractive than
oura. Lately shrewd Parisians have re
turned to the ancient habit ot employing
artists to design and sometimes to execute
them. This gives to ambitious painter
an opportunity to demonstrate tbe aklll of
their brush, and makes the thoroughfare
Dtffereace 1st Streets.
The street of one city differs from every
other, and almost every one has, to the
pedestrian, a peculiar charm of tta own. We
must not look from the topa of "buaea nor
from the .wlndowa of cara If we want to
know and appreciate an interesting way
we must measure lta length with our steps.
On Market atreet, San Francisco, we meet
the original typea of our elopers, and freeze
on the shady aide while we broil In the
aun on the other. On Canal atreet, Naw
Orleans, ws admire the faahlona and gait
ot Creole beautlea, and wonder at ablpa that
lie on tbe elevated Mississippi, above the
surface. The "Nevaky Proapect." In Bt.
Petersburg, la crowded with drojkles.
rapidly driven by unkempt, unwaabed
Tartars, -dressed In long kaftane. On the
"Graads Rue de Pera." th only street In
Constantinople where we can walk with a
certain degree of comfort we meet almost
every human type ot the Orient and Occi
dent, but encounter not aa many canines as
formerly nor as many aa continue to hover
on th crooked alley waye of 3tamboul.
Method will add to the aattafactlon ot
walking. When 1 pas aa organ or a band
ot muelc I lov to measurs my ateps by the
notea I hear; where none are audible, I re
heare thoe I happen to remember myaelt
Half a century ago, when 1 returned
with my else 4n yank and file from aa
outing, we kept step to tbe tunea ot aom
favorite collage song. Uhs "Ouadeamue;" I
have continued thla habit, humming any
tune adaptable to my atep, like "Tankee
Doodle" and the ttrrtng batti hyma of
Julia Ward Howe. Going with eaae. at
the rate of Usr uxlUm 6-u tour, I breathe
through my aoae to filter the air that ea
tra any tunas and give full play to my
swinging arms. I exhale on th second
double step tbe air I Inhaled en th Drat
and leaa th back ot my neck agalnat my
shirt collar, te took into a blue aky or
11111 UJ1AJ1A JJA1L.Y BKEi SDM)AA,
The Btate Historical society haa taken
considerable Interest In the work of Mr.
Brower and Mr. Hodge owing to tbe faet
that the blatory of Kansas begins with the
Spanish expedition's visit to Qulvlra year
before any colonlea were established on ths
continent in the New World,
The Qulvlra Historical society, for which
Mr. Henderson erected this shaft, was or
ganized at Alma, Kan., October 29, 1901.
The object was to form sn association of
explorers, autbora and ethnologic stu
denta for tbe prosecution of Investigations
and perpetuation of results concerning the
ancient and more recent occupancy of the
weat and northwest, particularly the state
northwest of Arkansas to ths Rocky moun
tains. Ths officers of the society sre:
Jacob V. Brower, St, Paul, president; B. E.
Blackman, Lincoln, Neb., vice preaident;
Edward A. Kllllan, Alma. Kan., secretary;
John T. Keagy, Alma, Kan., chairman of
executive committee. The late J. Sterling
Morton was an honorary member of tho
Juan de Padllla, whose nam appear on
the ahaft, waa a friar who accompanied
th expedition of Spaniards. He returned
to Mexico with Coronado, but later re
turned and converted all the Qulvlra. In
1641 he vii killed by a war party of Oua
Indiana. J. V. Brower aaya Padllla was
killed near what I known now a Reckon
Springs in Dickinson county. Many Catho
lics are here today toattend the unveiling
ceremonies In memory of the first martyr
to their faith in the New World.
Up to 1611 no European had explored the
Interior of either North or South America. '
Balboa began the work when he crossed
tho Isthmua of Panama and discovered an
ocean which he called the Pacific. In 1519
Cortes landed on the coaat of Mexico with
a foroe of Spanish soldiers and adven
turers and plunged into ths heart of the
country. v Cortes captured the City of
Mexlco and took the ruler, Montesuma,
prisoner. He made himself master of
Mexico. The expedition of Cortes turned
the attention of tho Spaniards from th
West Indian Islands to the mainland.
Ths first explorers of what Is now th
keeping It In faintly temperate and strongly
frigid tones. Ths German 'bausfrau with
her big, highly decorated poroelaln stove is
in but slightly better case.-.' In Russia
where the plain people sleep for tbe most
part wrapped in sheepskin Croats, on th
brick or stone floor over tbe atove, with
the ever-ready samovar bubbling on ths
chimney shelf abovs their heads, the prob
lem of keeping warm Is reduced to its low
est terms. Americans would not accept
such a reduction, any more than they
would aooept the French plan of half frees
Ing In bed to savs the trouble and expense
of fire, nor th Italian habit of shivering
genteelly around a diminutive brailer full
of half-dead coals.
Europe sets awnings upon its palaces,
especially Its pleasure palaces. In Amer
ica one finds them everywhere even upon
tenements. That they are not entirely uni
versal is due in large measure to the uhl
veraal vacation habit. Aa much may be
said of window and door screens, which bar
dust and Insects and let in the freah air.
But none of theae ' adventitious aids to
summer comfort affords half so strong a
contrast as does the uae of ice. Her
everybody, without regard to age, sex, color
or previous condition, regards it aa a com
monplace, something no more to be done
without in' hot weather than bread or
clothea. It ia far otherwise elsewhere.
London's bars even which serve Iced drinks
placard them aa "American." Houaewlvea
'abroad get along without it, or if very
progressive, manage upon the most (paring
upply. The buying to often literally from
hand to mouth no more than sufficient for
a present economlcsl consumption. Such
lavlah extravagance as buying ice to melt
while keeping other things cool and fresh
is unheard and unthought of. There Is
something pitiful in hearing that so near
us as the West Indies the supply of Ice 1
often fetched home wrapped In a single
palm leaf. By way of contrast. In Nsw
Orleana artificial Ice ia so cheap th levee
gang and roustabouts, while at work,
often pelt each other with bits of it,
snatched from their drinking water. And
in th harvest fields of the weat and th
middle south a barrel of ice water, con
stantly replenished, stands sweating cool
ness In some convenient shade.
gray cloud, when I veer my eyes from th
turmoil of the Immediate surroundings.
Ths Latin advice, "Post coensm stab Is
seu passus mill meabls," I modify by rest
ing after every meal. It is pernicious to
strain an overloaded stomach and I would
rather go without food than without walk.
Obatacles increase the pleasure, vexations
eannot dampen the ardor for the luxury I
eovet moat. Rain or ehine. In every degree
t heat or cold, I go, when feasible, several
hours a day twlcs ss long when my spirits
are depressed. In warm weather It may
Increase perspiration, but that ia a discom
fort which must wllUngly be borne. H. W.
Beecher aaid: "There are many troubles
which you cannot cure by the bible or
hymn book, but which you can cure by
perspiration and fresh air." External gym
nasiums are scarce; golf and moat other
outdocr playa require some exertion of the
brain. But when we walk we can give the
mlud a complete rest and graduate our
effort according to our strength. Let those
who are feeble walk, at an easy gait, half
a mile when their muscles strengthen, a
mile and they will soon find the exerclae
a pleasure Instead of a penance; It will
dispel the gloom which they hugged, and
their achea will vanish. Air la man'a ele
ment; he haa no more excuse to refrain
from walking through It than a fiab would
have from awlmmlng In water.
Th ruddy cheek and atalwart figure of
policemen, th bright eye and elastto atep
of letter carrier,- demonstrate tbe health
fulness of their oalltng; thoee whoa occu
pation compels indoor work, like type
setters and tailors, look pale and haggard.
The Idle tramp la happier than th buay
millionaire; atlll happier are thoae who go
forth with a distinct aim physicians to
help the sick, minister to console the
afflicted. The ambulating Journeymen of
Germany belonged to tht claaa. They
formed aaaoclatlons for mutual help aud
protection.' When an apprentice had aerved
hi time and waa admitted to a guild, he
shouldered hi knapaack and wandered from
place to place over the continent
trying to find work. .Where he
found none tbe poor traveler waa n
tertalaed free of charge in the hostelry of
hla craft. Not all were aa pretentloua aa
the "Hotel dee Brasaeura," the brewer's
hall 'on th market place In Brussels. But
all war equally hospitable. When work
had been found and finished he continued
hi journey with a light heart; as aooo aa h
had acquired aumclent experience and aaved
enough money to marry he established him
is'.t s.3 "Mclster," master ef hi traa.
yeetsl for Ummy Ills.
A banker, troubled with gout, waa obliged
yearly te g to Saratoga. Having loat his
Kansas Rears a Shaft
to the Spanish Explorer
Vnlted States came from Cuba In 16I. In
that year Narvaes, excited by aceounta of
gold at the mouth of th Mississippi river,
undertook the conquest of tbe north coast
of the Oulf of Mexico with 400 men. At
what Is now Apalarhs bay be landed and
made a raid Inland. On returning be
misaed hla ahlpa and traveled weatward on
foot for a month. Then he built five ves
el end hugged the coast for six weeks,
traveling westward until he reached the
mouth of tbe Mississippi. There two boat
were upset and Narvaes was drowned. Th
rest reached the coaat of what I now
Texas and were attacked by Indians. War
and famine reduced the number of the
party from 400 to four. Theae men were
separated and carried by aeveral bands of
Indiana over eastern Texas and western
Louisiana, and met again at the Sabine
river in Texas.
Their reputation for sorcery gave them
ome influence over tho savages and, led
by one Cahexa de Vaca, they wandered
' weatward to th Rio Grande river and on
by way of Chihuahua and Sonora to the
gulf of California. Following the shores of
tho gulf, they arrived. In 1638, at Culiacan
a town near th .west coast of Mexico,
They had crossed th American continent.
Theao men told stories of the "Seven
Cities, which, according to an ancient
legend, were founded by a bishop of Lisbon
who fled "with his followers from the Arab
invasion to a group of Islands In ths "Sea
Coronado marched agalnat ths towns in
1540 with 1.100 men. rinding the towns
mere collection of mud huts, Coronado
pushed westward for two years, wandering
over the plains and mountains of the west
in search of the "Seven Cities." He crossed
Kansa twice. He passed near the sits of
modern Santa Fe and crossed the Canadian
river. Coronado founded a town which he
called Qulvlra. There has always been
dispute in the histories ss to the exact
location of Qulvlra, but it waa believed to
have been In Kansaa or Nebraska. Coins
pieces of armor and weapons of early Span
ish make have been found along the Mis
souri and other rivers which ars supposed
to mark the trail of Coronado.
American Necessities Are
Throughout Great Britain, the country
wnose standard ot comfort most nearly ap
proaches our own, many things which
American laborers eat plentifully are re
served for the very rich. Peaches, tor ex
smple. Unless Imported and tasteless as
well as dear, they are wall fruit, only
little lea flavorless, and dearer still.
Peach trees grow well enough, but will
fruit only on a wall or in a glass bouse.
The best of the fruit fetches S shillings, s
little more than a dollar, apiece. Ten
shilling the dosen will. In a favorable sea
son, buy fair fruit. A basket, meaning
maybe four fine peaches packed in allver
tissue paper, cotton wool and osier willow
may stand yon in a guinea. So it is easy
to understand that many among even the
well-to-do live and die without ever tasting
a really One peach.
It la much the same as to melon,
France supplies the bulk ot those grown
outside melon; houses and cold frames.
English gardeners have the soil and the
skill, but lack of sunshine to perfect them
In the open. Private gardenera, ot course,
, take pains to supply the tables of the great,
but only In exceptional localities are there
market possibilities. In the case of grapes
what has been said of melons and peachaa
appllea with double fore. Still the max.
keta are better supplied, and at more rea
onable figures, since grapes from Francs,
Spain, Sicily, even from California, are
brought in, and reach the consumer In
fairly good condition. Green corn, how
ever, crown of American summer delights,
the Briton in the mass knows not. He baa
neither the climate nor the palate for it.
' at home, although in America he takes to
It like a native.
Of public and private elevators lifts
John full calls them America has a hun
dred to one anywhere else. And the bulk
of these In hotel, shops, theaters, rail
way terminals and apartment houses exist
tor the ease and comfort of womankind.
Thua thev com elearlv within iK ..t..
gory of her recognised necessities, which
an oiaer out cruder world still aooounta
luxuries. Harnessed electricity Tor lierht.
heat, cooking, fans and sewing machine
motors is something that can be no more
than mentioned within the limits set thl
fortune, he became a broker to support his
family; going from house to house, from
morning until night, he solicited the orders
of his former associates. This proved to be
a more efficient cure than water; the gout
disappeared, he became healthier and
atronger than he bad ever been. Another
friend, who daily walked to bis town office,
retired with a competence from aotive busi
ness. He built a manor house on a vast es
tate and. filling his stables with horses and
carriages, hs exercised his roadsters to ksep
them In good condition, but tailed to exert
hlmaelf. Rolling wherever hs wanted to go
on the luxurtoua cushions of his vehicles,
hi blood ceaaed to circulate and be lay
down to die.
The common excuse of tho who preach but
fall to practice exercise I want of time; la
pursuit of fortune or power they forget their
well-being and shorten their days more than
they would require for the proper care of
their bodies while they live. Pedeatrlsns
should combine snd form federations like
the League of American Wheelmen, for
mutual protection and encouragement.
Successful authors, men ot thought, have
been fond of tbe practice. Walter Scott
walked fifteen miles a day, James Ruaaell
Lowell never rode where he eould walk,
William Wordsworth found his promenads
more exhilarating than old port. The chief
editor ot a large daily newspaper marches
five miles every night to his distant horns,
when, at 1:30 in the morning, he leaves his
office. President Roosevelt is an ardent
Habitual walking, combined with diet and
ether corporal discipline, promotea diges
tion snd Inhibits dyspepsia. Obesity, with
Its consequences, baa no terrors for a peT
destrlan; hs can never be troubled with
paralysis or apoplexy.
For every ailment, activity In the open
air is a more effective remedy than Chris
tian Science, more reliable than patent
medicine and more soothing than phyaiclans'
advice. Fitting a Bound body to a aound
mind, it paclnee a ruffled temper and clear
the tired brain of cobwebe.
' History with s Twist.
New Tork Times: As Elisabeth ap
proached ths mud puddls shs noticed
Raleigh unfastening his mantle. "What Is
your gamaT" demanded ths monarch, show
ing a royal flush.
"To play the queen for all it's worth,"
snswered the courtier, laying his cloak at
"Take my hand," rejoined the sovereign,
Those la attendance thought that card
would toon b out, but""Blr Walter, being
promoted to command th royal yacht, se
cured a nw deck.
AUGUST 17, 1902.
ISCIO THE POPE OF SECROS
On 8nbject of th United Its teg Who Hat
Never Bean Pacified.
HEAD OF A NEW-MADE CHURCH AND STATE
Power. Both Taaaa-ora.1 mm Splrttaal
Claimed y 111m mm Implicitly
Acknowledged by Hla De
Army officer returning from the Philip
pine tell stories of the country which,
ometlme reported to th War depart
ment, . are of uch little pressing Im
portance or of such a character a to at
tract little attention from th new gath
erera at ths national capital. Among
theae Is ths story of "Paps" Isclo of the
Island ot Negroa, a native who, since tbe
occupation ot that Island by the United
States foroee, hss established a new relig
ion and lays claim to temporal and spirit
ual authority over that island.
As told by an officer who has had aeveral
years service on the Island, the character
of "Pape" Isclo la one which ia time may
come to fill a place with the writer of lie
tlon at present occupied by Robin Hood or
f other seml-mythlcal character. Pape Isclo
at the time of the Spanish war waa a resi
dent of the island of Negro, where he
conducted a email sugar plantation and
was esteemed aa one of tbe beat cltliena
ot the small community In which he lived.
He was something ot a recluae and much
given to contemplation. The "padre" at
the village looked upon him aa a devout
man and a aturdy follower of the mother
church, but there was In him something
which led the priest to caution htm against
unlicensed reading and .atudles too deep
for the Filipino nature. When the war
broke out with tbe Inaurgenta "Pape Isclo"
was one ot the first to talcs the side of
the natives, and because of his superior
knowledge was chosen as one of the leaders
of a band of "lnsurrectos." In this posi
tion he served but a short time and then
withdrew from the army ot Agulnaldo and
retired to the fastness of the mountain.
From time to time word came to bis
former neighbors ot ths peculiar action of
their whilom associate, and from these re
ports It was decided by them in emulation
of the early Christian centuries hs had re
tired forever from the world.
Declares Himself Pope.
One day the community waa startled br
the reappearance of "Pape Isclo" at bis
home. He came not a a hermit nor as
cetic, but aa a king come to hla own. He
was proclaimed by a stranger who accom
panied him a th leader of a new dispensa
tion the pope of Negro and th king of
the Island. With tbe few who accompanied
mm from his mountain grotto he began to
preach ths doctrines of a new religion.
This religion closely followed that ot the
Catholic church and the observances were
much alike, but instead of the sovereignty
being with the pope of Rome it waa with
the pope of Negroa. He proclaimed peace
to all who would follow him. and foretold
death and disaster to thoae who would not
acknowledge his clalma. He had acquired
knowledge of the forces of natur !n ad
vance of the people of the Island and per
formed "miracles" which added many to
About this time the United States troona
arrived at Negros, and this wss one of the
islands upon which the insurrection was
not active. The people ubmltted. Not so
with Pape Isclo and hla follower. They
retreated into the mountains, where they
Dia aenance to the United States and to
all powers and potentatea other than their
leader. The band waa not as hostile as
others, and Its depredations were not so
annoying, but from time to time the forces
of the government came Into contact with
them and they fought as hard as anv.
Many attempt were made to capture the
head of the rellgloua xealot. Promlaes ot
amnesty to him and his followers have been
sent to htm by trustworthy natives, but
neither threat nor promise baa won from
him an acknowledgment of the sovereignty
of ths United States, nor has any effort
mad been sufficient to obtain from the
natives information which would lead to
his capture. Members of his band have
been taken. Upon thtm every art has been
tried to secure information. They will talk
upon any subject, reveal the hiding place
of arms, but will say nothing which will
assist tbe government in capturing "Pape
Looked t'poa as Barred,.
Some of tbe natives havs penetrated Into
his citadel In the mountains without tak
ing a binding oath ot allegiance. They will
acknowledge making the trip and seeing
the pope, but none will reveal his secret
hiding place. They say that In that citadel
he la looked upon aa a sacred being, who
can command not only the force of tbe
world, but also of the supernatural, and
that he Is given a sort of worship second
ary only to that rendered to the God of ths
religion which to the God ot the Christians.
All of the wealth of hla people flows to
him and by him Is distributed. Complaint
at his decision is unheard of, and there ia
no appeal from his decision.
Said one of the returned off! cere: "Pape
Iaclo is one ot the problems ot ths new
possessions. He seems to have acquired
aome knowledge of elelght-of-hand aud ha
thrown a veil of mystery over hi actions
which haa caught ths fancy and held th
attention of th native with whom he haa
com in contact. By making a naw re
ligion he has lost the sympathy ot thoss
natives who are loyal to tbe Cathollo
church, but neither orthodox native nor
American soldier seem equal to the task
of capturing blm. In fact, we have never
been permitted to see him, and those of
bis followers who we capture seem to be
afraid to apeak of him.
Natives Are Also Shrewd.
"Hla outbreak was coincident with the
occupation of the Island by the United
States. It has been shown, I believe, that
there was an understanding between the
natives of ths island of Negroa and the
natives of other lalanda that Negros should
be pacified. Ths natives should operate
their sugsr plantations in peace, sell the
product to the factories and buy munition
of war to supply tbe Insurgent forces, but
ths arms should never come to Negros, as
thst would cause the United Btatea to be
suspicious. Ths general ot ths United
States ws completely taken In by the
native of Negroa and reported all thing
satisfactory when there was a much Ill-
feeling upon that Island a upon any other.
Unfortunately. Pap Isclo waa not taken
into the agreement with the other natives.
He went into th fight for fair, and hi
claim to spiritual power to made only to
bind his followers closer to him."
Another Welt la Sheen's Clethlas.
Chicago Record-Herald: She reached
home all out of breath and terribly ex
cited. "What do you think?" she gasped at her
huaband. "Our ministers a bigamist a
terrible, unprincipled scoundrel, who boasts
of bis villainy."
"Heavsns!" the man replied. "What baa
he been Olivia! You are not mixed up
(peak, woman! What has happened?"
"No. nol Merciful Providence! ' Don t
think I am mixed up lu it la asy v&y. I met
him a little while ago, and In a pleasant
way told him I had been reading about a
New Tork preacher who was going to marry J
IT PAYS TO TRADE WITH MS.
For the past week we have bten doing
some fast selling in Summer Furniture.
This is the last cull on summer goods nt
New novelties to be placed on sale Monday
A new feature in Box Springs, guaranteed to be
perfectly non-destructible and to retain its shape
perfectly made from Oriental Cretonne. This
spring is sold regularly at 15; on sale this week at
Special number in brass beds, full sire, made
from brass, not plated, very handsome design, the
kind that sells at 25 on sale this week at $16.
Some quick-step prices on
Dining Room Chairs. . . .
Solid oak, finely finished dining room chairs, up
holstered in leather.. A sure seller, as it cannot be
duplicated for less than $3 this week at $1.80
Bed Room Snites That are Made to Suit
Three-piece bed room suite, fine oak finish, very
sightly; this suite was made for a seller at $20
on sale this week at $14.25.
Solid oak, high back, oak rocker, with arms and
leather seat, finely finished. The close cash price
on this chair is 3.75 on sale this week at $2.25.
A solid oak five-drawer chiffonier, a very hand
some piece, highly finished,'cheap enough at f 10.00
will be sold this week at $6.75.
Interesting Items from the Carpet Dept.
Our fall line is now complete and to make a visit
to our carpet department an object to you we will
place on sale Monday fifty 9x12 Bigelow Axminster
Rugs, all new patterns, at ?24.75. If you are inter
ested in rugs you cannot afford to overlook this item.
Fifty 9x12 all woolSmyrnas, all new patterns,
the closest cash price of this rug in any department
is 125.00 our price for this week will be $19.75.
Monday we will offer the ladies an opportunity
to buy real lace crutains at Nottingham prices.
This sale will include a beautiful line of Arab, Brus
sels, Marie Antoinette and Irish Point. Not a cur
tain in this lot is worth lees than f 10.00 -on sale
this week at $6.98.
Shiverick Furniture Co.
a woman with several million dollars.
Henry, what do you think he said?"
"Qracioua, how can I gueaa?" be panted.
He said: "That la nothing. Every little
while I marry a woman who Is worth a
million or so!" Oh, I pity his poor wife
She Is still wondering why her depraved I
husband refused to keep on being shocked.
PRATTLE OP THE YOCSGSTERS.
Teacher What le velocity, Johnny?
Johnny Velocity Is what a teller lets go
of a bumble-bee with.
Bessie, aged 4, heard her mother telling
neighbor that the baby had pneumonia.
and, knowing that on the bureau there were
two bottles, one containing ammonia and
the other camphor, got ths natoea mixed
and told her email brother the baby had
camphor. "No, she ain't," rejoined the
little fellow, who had also besrd what bis
mother said: "She's got ammonia."
A Sunday school euperinttnd r.t. In talk
ing to his pupils about cruelty tc animals.
id: "Only a coward would abuse a
creature that haa no way of protecting it
self. Why, children, I ones knew a tittle
boy who cut off a calf's tail! Think of it
took a knife and cut the tall right off!
Can any one tell me a verse In the bible
that would havs taught this cruel boy that
he should not have cut off the calf a tall?"
After a moment's silence a small boy held
up hia hand and when naked to quote his
verse, ventured: "What God bath joined
together let no man put asunder."
The precocious youngster bad arranged
another trap for hla mother, aa youngsters
of all kinda bavs a way of doing without
fully appreciating tbe point they are acor
ing. "Mamma," aald the boy, "did you tell
Listle to aay you were not in when Mrs.
"Yes, dear," answered the mother.
"Is it right to do that?" persisted- ths
"It Is customary. Willie."
"Well," aaid the boy, after a thoughtful
pause, "how would you like It if God
should tell St. Peter to aay that to you
whea you get to heaven?"
A certain Brooklyn kindergarten, reporta
the Eagle, contatna during the school term
many bright little folka and their answera
to queations are often very amualng. On
morning not long ago the Aead teacher
waa giving a talk on physiology and aaked:
"Wbo can tell me what a nerve la?"
"I know," aald one little tot.
"Wall, what is It?"
"It Is what makes the tooth hurt when
you have the toothache."
This created a laugh and a number of
other anawers followed, when a little girl,
who is usually depended upon to give a
reply to almost every question, raised her
pointed linger and aald:
"I know the answer, teacher; I caa tell
'Yon may answer, Emily," said the
teacher. "What is a nerve?"
'When aay one la too freah or mamma
a desperate effort to restore
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buys the best new piano ever
offered in Omaha on $5 monthlf
payments. We have made a
large purchase of a beautiful
line of new upright -Pianos,
which we will sell at the most
unusual price of 155.00, on five
dollar monthly payments.
It's equal cannot be matched
and its a prize.
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ment. They will explain our meth
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