The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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The Pittsburg Lnterprise
A Local Newspaper. • promoter of Home f nterprisis. and Cultivator of
Public Spirit. Published every Thursday at Pittsburj. Oklahoma.
B. W. WILLIAMS, Editor and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. IN ADVANCE
Entered as second class matter at the post office at Pittsburg.
Oklahoma, under the Act of March 3. 1879
WANI NEW [RIAL
ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL ASK
FOR RE HEARING
BOND ISSUE NOW
UP TO HIGH COURT
State TaeM Appeal From Judge Tay-
lor’s Decision in Funding
Oklahoma City.- The statP hap
CN INDIAN TAX CASE
VETITION HAS BEEN FORWARDED
State's Legal Representative Advances
Argument In Support of Conten
tlon That Lands May Bo
Oklahoma f Ity. Attorney General
Charles Went forwarded to the Cnited
States supreme court a petition for a
rehearing in the Indian tux cases,
based on the general proposition that
the Curtis act, which 'removed re-
strictions and proposed to niuke cer-
tain lands taxable, was already in ef-
fect when the constitutional provi-
sions In regard to exemptions was
adopted and also when most of the
patents to these lands were issued.
It is asserted further that the act of
April 26, 1906, and the A'oka agree-
ment ».cd supplemental treaties were
for the Identical purpose, to subserve
gone to the supreme court to ask for
the authority to Issue funding bonds,
and the controversy between the
treasury department and the state
examiner and Inspector's otllce will
be brought up In review
The appeal from the order of the
Oklahoma county district court In
which the objections of Hugh Gerner,
acting state examiner and Inspector,
i and R. J. Edwards, a bond broker, to
I life proposed issue ware sustained,
J was filed in (he supreme court.
It is said that an early hearing on
the matter will be asked by the state
in order that the issuing of the bonds
may not be delayed in case the su-
preme court's ruling favors the state.
The petition was tiled on behalf of
the state by Governor Cruce, Secre-
tary of State Harrison and State
Treasurer Dunlop. The action was
brought to determine the amount of
the state's legal Indebtedness. It was
shown that warrants are outstanding
in the amount of $2,660,87!), exclusive
of interest. In order to pay these
warranls with Interest the state ask-
wed that a bond issue of $2,870,500 be
Richard l.lgi tnut. an American with an
atTect.-d English mient. receives n pres-
ent from a triend in china The present
prnv.a tti he a pair --t pajamas A letter
hints nr surprise t,» the wearer. I.tghtnut
dons the pa la mas and late at night gets
up Tor a smoke Hie servant, Jenkins.
',-rues in and, falling to recognise Right
nut, attempts to pul Mm out. Thinking
the servant crasy Lightnut changes his
elnthes Intending to summon help When
tie reappears Jenkins falls on his neck
with J ,y, , onflrmlng l.ightnct's belief
that lie is i rarv Jenkins tells Ughtnut of
the encounter lie loot with a hideous
Chinaman dressed In pajamas. In a
id, “ ‘ -----
tin- encounter lie hud with a hideous
message from Ids friend. Jack Billing*.
Ughtnut is askeel to put up "the kid"
for tile night
or the night on Ida way home from col-
■ge I.ateT l.ighlnut finds a beautiful
girl in blaek pajarnus in his room. Light-
nut Is shocked bv the girl's drinking,
smoking and slangy talk Stic tells him
her name is Francis and pussies him
with a story of tier love for her sister’s
room mate, named Frames Next morn-
ing the girl Is missing ..ltd Lightnut hur-
ries to trie boat to see her off He Is ac-
costed by a husky college boy, who calls
him "Dicky," but he does not see the
girl. Jack Hillings tails to spend the
night wltli Ughtnut They discover
priceless rubies iddden In the buttons of
the pajamas. Hillings tlons the pajamas
ami retires, Ughtnut later discovers
in his apartment a beefy person In mut-
ton-chop whiskers and wearing pajamas
Jenkins calls tfie police, who declare the
Intruder to be a criminal, called "Foxy
Grandpa " The Intruder declares lie is
Llghlnut's guest anil appeals to the lat
ter in vain He Is'hustled off to Jail.
In the morning Lightnut Is astonished to
find Hillings gone, nnd more astonished
when lie gets a tnesage from the latter,
demanding ilia clothes. Lightnut, bound
the tral......„........,____m I
hides to the night before. She declares
tiandlng Ilia clothes. Lightnut. nouns
Tarrytown, Hilling's home, discovers
ranees." the girl of the pajamas, on
train. Ughtnut Bpeaks to her and al-
_____es to the night before. She declares
indignantly that Ughtnut never saw her
In black pajamas At Tarrytown Frances
is met by a huskv college youth, who
halls Ughtnut as "Dicky." The latter Ig
mires the hoy, who then threatens to
thrash htm for offending Frances. lJght-
hut takes the next train home.
CHAPTER XIV. (Continued.)
"Lightnut!" he called. I just stared
| up at the castle on the hill. I felt
devilish annoyed, though I recalled
a conversation the other day at the
j club in which Van Dyne remarked
I that the intimacy affected now by
chauffeurs was growing Insufferable.
Declnred his man had asked him for
I a light that morning
The fellow stared a little; then he
came toward me, smirking In a Jocu-
COAL COUNTY’S NEW COURT HOUSE
the Interests of the Indiana. In the
Gleason and Choate "ages, involving
Choctaw and Chickasaw allotments,
the petition says:
"There wore no patents issued and
delivered under the Atoka agreement
and the supplementary treaty act
of April 26, 1906, and fully one-half
of said allotments were not tiled until
after said time.
“That after the original treaties
for allotments made by the Dawes’
commission, congress continuously
and continuously passed enactments
for ‘New boms' and others.
"That no patents had ever been is-
sued or delivered to Seminoles even
to this date.
"The provisions of the Oklahoma
constitution with reference to Indian
treaties should be constructed with
reference to said act of April 26, 1906.
“The patents were accepted as is-
sued and delivered and constituted an
agreement on the part of each allot-
tee to the amendment contained in
the act removing the exemption from
(ax and as to all lands as to which
restrictions had been removed.
"Because the patents were issued
and delivered after the act of April
26, 1906, was in force, it could not be
that exemption from tax abolished by
the act, continued to operate. And
when, therefore, the enabling act for
June 16, 1906. became a law ttntl the
subsequent admission of the slate In
the IT,Ion November 16, 1907, there- j
under became effective. It must In-
evitably be concluded that these lat-
ter matters as well as the delivery
and acceptance of the patents are
upon the agreeemnt nnd the assump-
tion that the lands are taxuble where
the restrictions are removed."
Dollar Crude In Sight
Edwards and Gerner opposed the !
granting of the application on the i
ground lhat the state had no author-
ity to issue funding bonds in excess I
of $400,000, that provision is made j
for paying the warrants by taxation, j
and that there is money in the I
amount of $1,161,176.38 in the state I
treasury with which t,$ pay these
Ohieknsha, Okla.—Consolidation ot ,
rural school districts around Norge,
Amber and Middleberg is almost as- ;
sured and enthusiastic meetings are
being held in these communities. The j
object is to make the town school i
buildings accommodate the consoli- i
dated school territory. School patrons
over the county are favoring consoli-
dation more this year than ever.
Quinn Woman Unknown
Guthrie, Okla.—The police here de-
clare they know nothing of Miss Min-
nie Quinn ami a thorough investiga-
tion fails to throw any light on the j
Identity of the young woman who I
was the victim of a baffling murder
which has just been cleared In Los
Angeles, Calif. It was aid that the '
woman formerly lived in Guthrie and
went from here to Oklahoma City, j
hut no trace of her has been found :
here at all.
Mart Adams Dies
Guthrie, Okla.—County Attorney Ad
urns was called to Crescent hv the
death of his brother, Mart Adams. De I
ceased formerly lived In Guthrie, and
had been employed in the county
treasurer's office. Consumption nnd i
| paralysis was the cause of his death, !
Coal Is Reviving
lar, Impertinent way.
"Say, stop your kidding, old man,"
he muttered; "girls have no sense ot
humor, you know. Come along—I've
Just been telling them you are my
I stole another look at the car, but
Frances avoided me; so I came to a
decision. I turned shortly on the
"See here now, my good fellow," 1
said sharply, "you slop subjecting
those ladles to annoyance. Drive on,
or I’ll report you to my friends."
He stared—seemed to be trying to
stare me out of countenance. In fact.
"Why, Dicky!” he exclaimed In an
aggrieved tone, "don't you remember
me—don't you know me?”
"I certainly do not,” I answered
with decision. I felt my face getting
red with vexation. "And wbat's more,
my name Is not 'Dicky.' ”
His hand slowly swept his chin and
"Wha— Well, I'll be jiggered!” He
whirled toward the car
"On me. this time, I guess! You're
Then his (ace clouded and he moved
down upon me
"Here, you get along now about
your business, whoever you are!" His
hand waved as though sweeping me
away. "I've a mind to kick you tor
annoying that young lady.”
He looked toward Frances and I
could see he was showing off But 1
thought she looked a hit disgusted.
As for the trump, she suddenly opened
the door, stepped down and then up
again, but this time behind the steer-
"If you don't come on. I'm going,"
Bhe said quietly.
"Just a minute,” he said, scowling
back at her. He faced me
"I-ook here, it I hit you once"—he
leveled his Huger—"well, they'll have
to pick you up with a sponge, that's
Tulsa, Okla ,—When the oil market
opened. Ed Lattlmer, superintendent
of Ihe Prairie Oil and Gas Company
here, had received no intimation of a
further advance In the price of crude.
Crude advanced 2 cents Iasi Friday
and producers had expected another
rise this week. It is believed here,
outside pipe line circles, that the ad-
vance announced at Wichita Falls, is
a further confirmation of the prophe-
sied dollar crude for the Mid-Conti-
nent field this summer.
Henryetta to Get a New Depot
Henryetta. Okla. — Vice-President
and General Manager Prates of the
Frisco, accompanied by Commissioner
Watson, met with the citizens to con-
fer relative to the building of the
proposed new Frisco station. Mr.
Frates stated that the Frisco was
ready to start work at once on the
new building as soon as the people
here select the site. Tills building
■will be modern in every way and will
cost about $12,000.
Henryetta, Okla.—Coal operators in
this field are sanguine over the pros-
pects for a good coal trade the com-
ing season. The present high price
of oil has caused the eancellation of
many large contracts especially with
railroads who have been burning oil
and this will brang quite a large
tonnage to the Henryetta field. Local
operators point to the scarcity of both
gas and oil as an indication that bus-
iness in this field will be gogd the
coming season. Last winter the twen-
ty mines in this field loaded about 125
cars dally and this output will he
greatly increased this year.
State to Sell Timber
Oklahoma City.—More standing
timber is to go on sale and the school
land department will' advertise for
sealed bids on about 50,000 feet ot
walnut timber In Payne and Pawnee
counties. Bids will be opened June
27. Small limber will be reserved,
fourteen inches being placed us the
minimum for ‘‘lug.
But. except for fixing my glass for
a better study of Frances, I never
moved. Didn t occur to me as neces-
sary, you know, until she should drive ]
off Just stood leaning on my cane
and with feet crossed, you know. In
the way I bad long ago round was the
; least exhausting, if one has to stand
at ail. Hut, by Jove, the fellow was
| right In my face now, almost! Devil-!
i Ish annoying!
"Did you hear me, you glass-eyed
j fool?” he barked In my ear. "You
! masher! By George. I'll mash you!”
And he looked at Frances again and J
I laughed, but ttbe was looking away
| off up at the big stone castle on <be
| Pocantico Hills behind.
The car began to edge away.
“All right—coming!" he yelled; and
then he launched his blow. Hut so
rapid—Instantaneous, In fact—are the
famous three movements of the great
scientist, I don't remember that my
eye even shifted Its grip upon the
monocle. Therefore, as 1 came back
Into the same position again as his
shoulder bit the ground, 1 was in time
by F RANCIS PERRY ELLIOTT
co/>Y/f/c/rr /9// by boboj -/mm cvb/^vy
I Swung Aboard.
to catch my darling's eye at last Just
as they curved. And, by Jove, she
looked amused—and pleased.
As for the frump, she frankly and
harshly laughed, and then moved up
a speed. Just as a south-bound ex-
press took the station.
And I swung aboard It, back for lit-
tle old New York. Didn't see what the
chauffeur did. Wasn’t Interested, you
know, about that.
Billings' Symptoms Alarm Me.
"Most infernal outrage of the cen-
tury, I tell you!" Billings stormed.
For an hour I had sat there in my
rooms, limp and bewildered under the
tempest of his wrath, The wild and
incoherent sputter over the 'phone
that Jenkins reported upon my return
had sent me on a hunt for my friend
I bad found him sullenly dining alone
over at the club, and as soon as 1
entered he started to bolt from the
room Only through the greatest
pleading had I managed to coax hint
back to my chambers, hoping 1 might
screw out of him some explanation.
I had received It, by Jove!
Of course, I recognized It all as Im-
possible and crazy, you know, but
when I said so to Billings his remarks
were so violent, and he turned such a
dangerous apoplectic purple, dashed it
I didn't renege.
"But then the old man, you know!'
I protested weakly.
Billings leveled his big arm at me.
mouthing wordlessly for a minute.
"That—that'll do, about that old
man!" he choked at last. "Not—not
another word about him!” And final-
ly he collapsed Into his seat from
sheer exhaustion. Just sat there
panting and glaring at me like a Jolly
Gradually he became calmer.
"Tell you what; the only thing that
lets you out, Dicky, Is the way Van
Dyne and Blakesley did, in turn, when
I got them there."
He spoke savagely, but I brightened
"Oh!” I said. "Didn't they recog-
nize you, either?"
Billings' snort made me Jump.
"Recognize!" he bellowed. "They
went back, mad as hell!"
"By Jove!" I said soothingly.
"That's not all," continued Billings
grimly. “I was so sure It was a put-
up Job, some asinine, fool Joke, I wrote
a cautious note to the governor. Alter
a lot of pleading. I got the fools to
send it. He came."
Billings paused dramatically.
"Oh. yes, be came!" he went on,
fixing me with an excited eye. "And
when I staggered forward and did the
prodigal son act on his neck, he hand-
ed me a punch that jolted off his silk
tile. Went straight up In the air with
the whole bunch down there and con-
tracted to do things for them that will
keep them active for a year. Threat-
ened to have me sent up for forgery
—this Is my own father now. mind
you—forgery of my own name! Huh!"
Billings strode to the end of the
room and back. Then he sat down
again, heating with tits foot upon the
"They were pretty nasty after that."
Billings went on gloomily; "and they
wouldn't send for any one else Just
had to sit there In that Infernal has-
tile with nothing on but pajamas and
a pair of bedroom slippers. Every
once In a while somebody would come
and address me as 'Foxy,' and want
me to send for my clothes or else
send out and buy some. Finally, a big
brute came and threw me some dirty
rags and said I'd have to put on those
or else Duy some others.
"And I had Just got Into the togs
and stuffed the rubles and pajamas
out of sight In my pocket, when the
particular brigand who had charge ot
my coop came back. He almost threw
a fit when he saw me. 'Where’s Twen-
ty-seven?' he wanted to know. And
then, before I could say a word, he
blustered up to me with: 'And say,
what business you got in here? Clear
out!’ And you bet I didn't lose a sin-
gle golden minute—I cleared. You
should have seen me beat It down
that corridor! Ihe fellow followed me
a little, grumbling to himself: Then
he called to a cop who was Just com-
ing in: 'Say, O'Keefe, run that young
fat freak out of here, will you? It s
one of that bunch of visitors ttiat
went through Just now. Fresh thing—
snooping Into toe cells!’
"And so the same cop that brought
me there—the very Bame—was the
one that shoved me out of the door,
warning me that I’d best not go pok-
ing Into the prisoners' cells again if
I knew what was good for me!"
"By the way, old chap,” puffed Bill-
ings, his poise and good humor im-
proving under the spell ot a cigar, "1
was sorry to return the pajamas torn
and dusty and wrinkled as they were.
But you see, on account of the rubles,
I was leary about having them pressed
or fussed over. So I wrapped and
-ealed them myself. Just as one does
a jewel package. Got them, did you?"
I stared at Billings through tuy
"Didn't yon get them?” he ques-
tioned in alarm.
"Yes, yes—It's all right, old chap,"
I said hastily and as pleasantly as 1
could "Eugene delivered the box to
Jenkins and 1 opened It ntyseif.
Thought It was—h'm—thought it wag
something else." Then 1 proceeded
soothingly: "But you’re Just a little
mistaken about the dust and wrinkles,
old chap—and about them being torn.
Ha. ha! Good Joke!”
But Billings' face was unresponsive.
"Why, old goop,” he said with cheer-
ful contempt, "there's a triangular
tear In the hack of the coat you could
stick your head through; and one of
the sleeves Is In ribbons."
I Just opened the drawer of the ta-
ble and took out the box—glove box, 1
think it was—containing the pajamas.
I had read something somewhere
about the clearing effect—the reac-
tion, and that sort of thing, produced
sometimes by a shod
"See for yourself, old chap," 1 said
gently. And I lifted out the gossamer
fabrics and again spread their crim-
son glory under the lamp. Billings
examined them eagerly, but Just
"Don't understand it," he said, bit-
ing bis nails. "Why, hang It. they look
smooth, too, as though never worn.
And the rubles are all right, too."
He rested his chin upon his hands
and gloomed at the red sweep.
I caught a few sentences of nts
"By George. I‘m half a mind to
think there’s something Jn the pa-
jamas," he muttered—"something un-
canny and disagreeable—something
they're alive with!”
I sprang up and back, overturning
"Good heavens—oh, ' say!" I ex-
claimed In consternate ., as I fixed
my glass on the garments. "It’s your
Jail, then, you know—“
And suddenly 1 mads a discovery;
and 1 forgot about keeping still.
"By Jove, Billings!" 1 exclaimed ex-
citedly. "Here's something Inside tha
collar—some sort of jolly writing!"
"What's that?" said Billings sharp,
ly. He Jerked the garment trom my
hand and held It In the light. All
round the circle within the collar band
ran four or five darker red lines of
queer little crisscross characters
"Chinese laundry marks, you IdloL"
he commented carelessly. And thed
he ducked his head closer with a
quick Intake of breath.
"By George, Dicky!" he cried, bl«
voice tremulous with some excite-
ment. "Can't he that either; It's
woven In—awfully fine, neat Job, too.
Now, what do you suppose—”
He broke off wonderlngiy.
An Inscription and a Mystery.
Billings rubbed his chtn perplexed-
ly. "By Jigger, now, | wonder wha^
those hen tracks mean?" he uttered
musingly. Then ho looked up at in*
with sudden animation In his face.
Look here, Dicky," he exclaimed,
do you happen to know Doozen-
I tried to remember 1 shut on*
eye and studied the marks closely
through my glass, but had to shake
my head at last.
Why, man, he’s a member of all
the great societies of the world. Go;
a string of letter “after his name Ilka
a universal keyboard, and is the math
squeeze, the great scream, among all
the scientific push over here and la
Europe. Lots of dough, hut off bis
trolley with learning."
"And In this building?" I said won»
derlngly. "What's he like?"
"Awfully large head," said Billings,
elevating his hands seme two teet
apart, "pear-shaped affair—big end
up—bumps on it like halves of grapt*
fruit, porcupine eyebrows, and—’’
Oh, I know," l said, nodding eager-
ly; "and a little, shriveled—well, kind
of mashed sort of face, eyes headlike
and Jolly small. I've got him now!
I've gone down with him In the el*,
Billings nodded. "You’ve got him
painted,” he said drily. 'That's the
professor; only, his eyes are anything
but Jolly.’ I ve ridden In the elevator
with him myself. Always manages tj»
look like he wan traveling with u bad
"Devilish sensitive, I dare say."
Billings looked at me suspiciously,
but I had got hold of the thing I was
trying to recollect and I went cn
"By Jove, you know, I believe Jen-
kins knows his man—fellow who but-
lers, and, I believe, cooks, Tor him.
He and Jenkins belong to the same—-
how do they -II It?—same club of
Billings brought his fist down.
"Let's have Jenkins in," he suggested.
And we did.
"1 say, Jenkins," | btjgan, "this Pro-
fessor Doodlebug above us—”
"Doozenberry!” Bluings sharply
"Well, some jolly rum thing about
htm, don't you know, Jenkins—soma
thing you said his man told you—re-
Why, sir, he told me that every
night he had to turn down the perfea-
ser's bed rnd go all over It with »
two-gallon watering can—"
"Watering can!" gasped Billings.
"I'm telling you what he says, sir.
Then he covers it all up again, and In
about a half-hour the perfesser turn*
the covers down; and if it's what ha
calls 'fine'—that Is, damp all over—ha
climbs In and sleeps like a top."
"Cold-water bug, you know," I ex-
plained, but Killings shrugged hi*
"That's all right. Bug or tot, he's
the goods, all the same. Greatest
ever " He spoke with quiet convic-
He deliberated a moment and
turned to me.
"Tell you what, Dicky: I’m going up
and ask him down He's the one to
give us the right dope on these crazy
letters—Eh, what you say, Jenkins?"
"Beg pardon, sir; I was saying that
the perfesser don't visit nobody; and
he never sees nobody but the big llfry
and scientific sharps."
"Oh, he don't, eh?” Billings snot ted
contemptuously. "Well, Jenkins, l
haven't been a prize fisherman In my
time for nothing; 1 guess 1 know how-
to select my 'fly.' I snow what win
fetch hlm:L.'Mr. Llghtnut's compli-
ments, and will he be pleased to hon-
or him by passing upon an Oriental
curio of rare scientific lnferost?’- -
tnat sort of merry rot! Why, you
couldn't hold him back with a block
and tackle. Oh, you needn't worry;
I’ll do the proper curves all right.”
He ttlrned toward the door. "And,
Jenkins, you come along and work me
into the lodge "
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
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