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Thursday, February 19, 1914. THE INLAND EMPIRE. PAGE THREE # • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4. • ..... WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY LORE Due to a Patriotic Woman's En- thusiasm That the Day Was , Adopted as a Legal Holiday In the Various States. W ASHINGTON himself would no doubt be pleas- ed could he know that it was a woman -a very lovely and fascinating woman -to Whom the establishment of his birth day as a public anniversary is due. The gallant soldier had always a weak- ness for the fair sex. The woman to whom we owe the celebration of Washington's birthday as a legal holiday and the preserva- don of Washington's home at Mount Vernon from desecration was Mrs. Harrison Gray Otis of Boston. She was allied by marriage with the fa- mous Otis family, which had given to the country such distinguished exam plea of patriotism as James Otis and Mercy Warren. She was born in 1796, just three years before the death of Washington. A great heiress for her day, she was the daughter of William Bordman, a wealthy Boston merchant and importer. When the brilliant belle and beauty was twenty-one years old she married the namesake and second son of Har- rison Gray Otis, the statesman, who was second mayor of Boston. When only thirty years of age Mrs. Otis was left a widow. Her beauty, wealth and family had made her from the very first a leader In the most exclusive circles of B. - ton. When When she went abroad with her husband her social triumphs had been repeated there. Beauty was one of the least of her attractions, however. She was highly educated and unusually gifted. For many years she contributed to period- icals under an assumed name, and her novel \The Barclays of Boston\ had a reputation in its day. It was, however, as a social leader that she was best known. Her house on Mount Vernon street was one of the handsomest in the city, and she reigned there a social queen. Mrs. Otis had an immense admira- tion for Washington. Many of Wash- ington's contemporaries still lived and could tell her of the great man. The more she heard of him the more she admired him. She thought the public should set aside a special day to honor the Father of his Country. His birth- day had been celebrated in various places and intermittently, fait it was her ambition to have it a public hell- gay - So she announced to her Boston friends that she had made up her mind that the birthday of Washington ought to be generally observed and that she would inaugurate the custom by giv- ilag a large reception on the following anniversary, which was Feb. 22, 1842. She told inquirers that she thought this day should be legally set apart in honor of his memory. The great mansion was decorated with flags and bunting. Inside were flags and flowers. Any one who wish- ed might call upon her on that day, and it is said that 4,000 persons availed themselves of her hospitality. Mag- nificently gowned in royal purple vel- vet and blazing with jewels, she gave a gracious welcome to all and said a few words to each about the desirabil- ity of doing what each one could to make the day a public holiday. Her Washington's birthday celebration was a great success. Mrs. Otis' personal popularity was so great that the may- or of Boston, following her example and suggestion, did all in his power to make the day a popular holiday. The governor followed suit, and through her influence the legislature finally de- creed that in Massachusetts Waslaing- ton's birthday should be a legal holi- day. Other states soon followed the example of the Bay State, and now, thanks to her, it is a national holiday. Many were the public spirited and benevolent enterprises in which this remarkable woman was interested, She organized the Woman's Mount Vernon association and by her energy and enthusiasm raised money enough to purchase the home of Washington and preserve it as a historic landmark. When the organization, still $10,000 short of the purchase money, was ready to give up in discouragement Mrs. Otis planned a great public ball and raised this amount. She was sixty years old when She civil war broke out. Her activities on behalf of the Union soldiers won tor her the complimentary title of \queen of the army and navy.\ She gave $50,- 000 out of her own fortune to help the soldiers, and she distributed over $1,- 000,000. which she had collected in their behalf. She was one of the best loved women in the north. The honor In which she was held abroad was shown by the fact that when the Swedish squadron was anchored in Boston harbor she was given the sa- hate which is reserved for royal prin- Gooses wfren she visited the ships. 13eantiful and brilliant to the last, this patriotic lady died, as perhaps she Would have wished, in the year that marked the ** one hundredth anniversary of American independence. Her death occurred in the historic mansion where ohs had lived ter so many years, and the public sincerely mourned her pass- ing. Her portrait painted by Healy is one of the treasures in the Bostonian so- ciety's collection in the old statehouse. Why I Came to America I By JOSE HERRARA \The reason why I came to America. my dear fellow,\ said one Spaniard to another, \is that I might get rid of friends who were liable to involve me In anarchical plots that are honeycomb- ing the social condition of my coun- try. Whether those working for some- thing better than the present social status are right or whether they are wrong I don't pretend toisay. What I do say, is that I had no mind to be mixed up in their plans. One episode that came very near to me decided me to leave Spain. \A friend of mine -we will call him Manuel, for I shall not give you real names of persons in the story I am about to tell -asked me to visit his summer home in the mountains lying directly south of Madrid. I accepted the invitation and found a colony of summer homes. I met a number of charming persons, but I will mention only two, both of whom are connected with my story. I will call one Concia and the other Inez. Manuel, it seemed to me, was on the verge of forming a union, but with whom I could not tell. Concia was a gentle little thing with -so far as I could discover -no other desire but to love and be loved, and if married would devote herself to husband and children. Inez, on the contrary, was full of grand theories, a radical by nature. I understood from Manuel that she was a disciple of one who was attempting to found a new school of morals. I did not believe that she was sincere. It seemed to me that in everything she did she had a sinister motive. Perhaps. I said to my- self, she fa 'attracted by the novelty of this man's ideas and deceives her- self into the belief that it is sympathy with humanity that moves her. \I was mit long in discovering that these two girls were Manuel's good and evil geniuses. His heart when in a normal condition was with Concia, but he was influenced by Inez's views coming through Inez herself -that is, It was rather Inez than the views that moved him. \Conde did not evince any concern as to this influence that Inez was ex- erting over Manuel. Not the least jealousy did she show when she saw the two together, but at times I thought I could detect the glimmer of a hidden fire. One day I made a re- mark to Manuel which would lead him, if he chose to do so, to confide to me the situation. He told me that he loved Conde, but that Inez, who was intellectually very . .much Concia's su- perior, inspired him to do great things for humanity. This gave me the cue. Ooncia was influencing him in one way, Ines in another. \We all went *back to Madrid to- gether in the autumn, and one day Manuel stated that he was an active member of an anarchical society whose object was the elevation of the lower orders of humanity. He expect- ed that in time poverty would be eliminated. Ws idea in confiding in me was to ieduce me to join his so- dety. I told him that I preferred to Live in an imperfect world rather than die to establish a perfect one. I knew that Inez bad triumphed and Concia had been defeated. \I kept away from him after that, for'I feared he would become involved In some of those radical measures which thus far had been condemned by all but a small portion of the world's people, and I preferred to keep myself so free from him that I would not suffer in case he got into trouble. It was lucky for me that I did, for one morning, looking out through a window, I multi see excited crowds moving in She etreet and, leaning out, asked one Pasta* what had happened. He told we that a prominent govern- ment official had been killed by an an- archist. When a special issue of the newspapers came out what was my horror to see the name of my friend Manuel given as the assassin. \Manuel was tried and executed. It was not long after his execution that Inez began to spend money in a way tat she had never spent it before. She was also seen frequently at court, and a general in the army became at- tentive to her. Nevertheless she was not popular with persons of high de- gree with whom she was associating. I formed my own theory with regard to her, which was this: She had be- trayed Manuel for money and in- fluence. \I wondered how Conde had taken her lover's death, but I was not one of her personal friends and did not feel justified in calling upon her at the time of her bereavement. I heard. however, that no one knew how she was affected by the tragedy. \Another shock besides the assassina- tion and Manuel's death awaited me. Taking up a newspaper one morning while at breakfast. I saw under large headlines a statement that Inez had been stabbed in her carriage while returning to her home from the opera. She had been escorted to the carriage by an official high in favor at court, who had closed the door. On arriviiag at her hotth it was found ajar, and the lady had been stabbed to the heart. \I Was doubtleas the only man in Spain who knew -by Inference -who bad stabbed Inez. Fearing that the government might get a clew and I be stimmoned for a witness. I decided to get away as soon as possible. I left for this country the same evening. \Thus far no clew to the assassin of Iasi has been discovered. Condla, I. have beard, has entered a convent!' w • • • • • • 41.- • ••• • # CTI • • ; • • : ; ; 4. At the Segla Ranch, 4 Miles South of Stanford and 2 1-2 Miles Northwest of Windham • • • • • • onday, March 2, 1914 THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LIVESTOCK ONE TEAM BLACK MARES, WEIGHT 2,400, FOUR AND SEVEN YEARS OLD. ONE BLACK MARE, WEIGHT 1,250 TEN YEARS OLD. ONE BAY MARE, WEIGHT 1,050. TWELVE YEARS OLD. ONE BAY GELDING, WEICIIHT 1,300 TiIIN YEARS OLD. ONE . BROWN MARE, WEIGHT 4050, POITRTMEIN YIEARS OLD. BLACK STALLION, \CURLEY.\ WEIGHT 1,600. THREE /EARS OLD. ONE BLACK COLT, EIGHT MONTHS OLD. ONE SORREL COLT, EIGHT MONTHS OLD, ONE BROWN COLT SIX iMON'TES OLD. ONE BAY HORSE, WEIGHT 1,300, NINE YEARS OLD. 'THREE MAD OF' HOGS, ONE HUNDRED CHICKENS. FOUR GOOD MI-LiCH COWS, TWO COMING FRESH TWO CALVES FOUR .MONTFIS OLD. ONE RED .SHORTHORN BULL, THREE YEARS OLD, TEIN HEAD OF GOOD YEAR- LING oA,11TLE. EIGHT TURKEYS. HORSES ARE ALL WELL BROKEN AND RHIADY FOR WORK. 640 ACRES OF LAND SIX HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES OF' LAND: KNOWN AS THE OlsD STACK RANCH, CONSISTING OF TWO HUN- DRED AND EIGHTY ACRES OF BOTTOM LAND AIM) THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ACRES OF .BENCH LAND. wILLqw CREEK RUiNS 'THROUGH THE PLAOE. THE MEADOW YIELDS TWO HUNDBIED TONS OF HAY . AN- NUALLY. THREE HUN R QRED ACES OF THE BENCH LAND IS UNDER CULTIVATION. LAND WILL BE SOLD AS ONE PIECE OR IN QUARTER SECTION TRACTS, AS DESIRED. LAND HAS THREE SETS OF BUILDINGS. HOME .RANCH HAS SIX ROOM HOUSE INVI'PH CELLAR. MILK HOUSE, STORE HOUSE, ICE HOUSE, WOOD HOUSIE, COAL SHED, SMOKE HOUSE, ROOT HOUSE, WELL HOUSE, HOG PEN, FOUR BIG GRANARIES, BIG BUGGY SHED, WINTER AND SUMMER CHICKEN HOUSES, LOG ,BARN FOR TWELVE HORSES -HAS A BIG HAY 1.0Frr. BARN FOR EIGHT CO WS, BIG CATTLE SHED, BIG MA- CHINE SHED AND BLACKSMITH SHOP. ALL HOUSE- HOLD GOODS WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE RANCH. MACHINERY •, THREE SETS WORK HARNESS, ONE SET BRASS TRIMMINGS, ONE CHAIN HARNESS. ONE SET CARRIAGE HAR- NESS. 'TWELVE COLLARS. ONE THREE AND ONE -QUARTER INCH 1VIOLIINE WAGON. ONE THREE INCH WAGON. ONE SPRING WAGON. TWO HAY RACKS. ONE S'FIVEN FOOT BINDER. NEARLY - NtjW. ONE DAIN STACKEiR s TWO LIFT BULL RAKES, GOOD AS NEW. ONE TEN FOOT VAN BRUNT OHAIN DRILL, GOOD AS NW. ONE HAY BALER. ONE HORS/E-POWER FEED GRINDER. ONE FIVE FOOT DEERING MOWER. DISTE FIVE FOOT aleCORMICK MOWER. ONE T WELVE poor HAY RAKE. ONE DOUBLE DISC LACROSSE PLOW, NEW. ONE JOHN DEERE WALK- ING pLqw. Prwo DISC - HARROWS. ONE HARROW SECTION. ONE TWENTY - FIVE HORSE POWER ON DRAW -BAR NICHOLS & , SHEPARD ENGINE, GOOD AS NEW AND HEADY FOR WORK. WILL BE 9/TEAMED UP AND SHOWED AT SALE. TWO SECTIONS EMERSON ENGINE DISC PLOWS. ONE 36 x 60 REEVES SEPARATOR. WHOLE OUTFIT IN FIRST CLASS CON•DanoN. Sale Begins at 10 o'Clock Sharp. Free Lunch at Noon TERMS: All sums of $25 and under cash. Larger amounts 8 months time with be given on good paper at 10 per cent interest. 2 per cent discount for cash. Terms on land will be announced on day of sale. JOHN SEGLA, Owner COL. 0. S. KAUFMAN, Auctioneer. 4t. • - 4. 4. • • • ' • • • • ' • ' - '410. • 41. • • 4. • • t \. • • • AP. 'II. 4. • 4. • 4. + + + + + + + + +++++++++ -f• • Provide shelter for your ani- + + male and see that they are + + comfortable through the win- + + ter. You cannot afford to gen- + + erate heat enough with feed + + to keep the animals' bodies + + warm in cold weather. + • + + + + + + + +++++++++ Found--Eull leather buggy cushion in road 3 miles north of Moore Inst. larlday, Feb. 6th. Owner may haste same by calling at this office and paying for adv. 2-124f. Notice of Closing of Registraitlon Books. State of Montana, County of Fergus. -es. Notice is herelaY given that the registration books of the County of Fergus, State ot Montana., for the mundidalal eaeotione to be bald in the City of LeWitstOIVIL, and the Towns of Moore and Stanford, Fer- gus county, Montana, on Monday the 6th day of April, 1914, twill close on Friday the 6th day of March, 1914, at i5 obaclock p. m. Voters may register by appearing before time ciount7 Clenk in the Ootirt'blouse in the City of Lewistown, 1Featus county, Montana, or before. k Justice of the Peace or a ,Notary Public, as provided by law, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 6 p. on BR (leg) days up to and includ- ing the 6th day of March, 1914. Witness my hand and the real of at Fergus County, Montana this 4th day. of FehnuarY, A. D., 1 914 . F. FL. f OUNNFNIGIH.AIM, 26 2-6. County Clerk - M. T. THOMPSON, Clerk. .... ' • • • • • • • # 14 14 11 44 41 4 , ff 11 ff 1. ft 1/ 11 41 41 11 11 1/ 11 91 11 41 11 44 11 1, ft 11 If 11 11 11 11 .4 If 11 11 41 44 Of fo 11 11 41 11 /4 11 11 4/ • .) 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