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Ft. Gibson Post

Vol III No 21

March 10, 1898 (Part 5)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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CURTIS BILL REPORTED. A Measure Providing for Reorganization of Indian Territory. It May Become a Law - Provisions Intended to Solve the Intruder Question, Break Up the Land Monopoly, Enable Towns to Incorporate, Etc. [Article gives each point of the Bill and a short discussion about each point]

THE WAY SPAIN WORKS. A Secret Board of Investigation Organized at Havana. - Much surprise was manifested Wednesday, when it was whispered about that Spain had secretly organized a commission to investigate the Main disaster, ...

NEWS FROM SKAGUAY. A British Flag Raised at Summit Lake - Martial Law at Skaguay. - ... Matial law has been declared at Skaguay, and the United State troops who went up on the Queen are enforcing law.

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[This page is usually dedicated to poems, stories and jokes]

Poem - Her Song - by Kate Edis, published in Madame.

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Story - BARONET AND BEGGAR. The Nobleman's Clever Trapping of A Thieving Servant.

FATHER OF GRAHAM BREAD. - It would be interesting to trace the rise and fall of a fad. In 1832 Sylvester Graham, a Yankee preacher of the Presbyterian faith, decided that the surest way to cure the people of intemperance in drinking was to cure them of the flesh-eating habit. He went up and down preaching vegetarianism and became the leader of a great following. He not only condemned liquors, but tea, coffee, butter and salt, and wrote a book to prove that the only bread fit to eat was made of unbolted flour. This resulted in he Graham flour brand, called to this day in his honor. "Graham boarding houses" were established everywhere, at which these doctrines were practiced. Horace Greeley found his bride at a Graham boarding house, and for a time followed Graham's teachings. Graham advocated that following his diet would cause one to live to a Biblical age, but he died at the early age of 56.

At a stylish cotillion part in London, live pets were presented to the female dancers. They comprised Maltese and Angora cats in silk-line baskets, terriers in neat wicker receptacles and canaries in gilded cages.

Dangerous germs in milk are destroyed by pasteurization. The process is conducted by heating the milk to a temperature of 170 degrees Fahrenheit, and then suddenly cooling it.

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SPECULATES BY PROXY. How One United States Senator Makes Lots of Money. Memories of Some of the Great Men of Long Ago - True Story of the Famous Dog Fight at Gilead. [the story is about how the man got rich but the "senator" is never named.]

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A HISTORICAL NOSE PULLING. - [story about a man named Jarvis who felt that John Adams, the son of President Adams, had insulted him .. challenged Adams to a duel .. Adams ignored the challenge and Jarvis walked up to young Adams during a speech to the joint congress and pulled Adams' nose and slapped his face ... John Adams filed an insult complaint with the government but would not fight the duel]

MEMORIES OF FAMOUS MEN. [article by Smith D Fry listing his memories of famous men - President Pierce; Daniel Webster; John C Calhoun; Stephen A Douglas; Senator Tom Benton of Missouri]

HOW HE ERRED. - "Just think!" she said. "I never met him but twice, and yet he sent me love and kisses in a letter. What would you do about it?" "I should never recognize him again," replied her dearest friend, decisively. "That seems rather harsh, but - " "Any man," went on the dearest friend, "who does not know enough to deliver anything of that sort in person should not be entitled to the privilege of feminine society." Afterward, when the matter was taken up at the Girl's Debating club, it was unanimously decided that she was right. - Chicago Post

GASTRONOMIC. - "In England they call "lady fingers funeral biscuits." "Well, they are generally enough to kill a man." - Chicago Record.

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[Professional cards (small ads)]

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SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND [appears to be the same story as last week]


[are all small one line ads]

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