The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 15, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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he Pittsburg Enterprise
Local Newspaper, a Promoter of HomTInterprises, and Cultivator
of Public Spirit. Published every Thursday at P.ttsburg, Okla.
B. W. WILLIAMS, Editor and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
ntered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Pittsburg, Okla..
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Mm AND THOMPSON WIN
hj FRANCIS PERRY ELLIOTT
ILLUSTRATIONS AX My WAlK/ts
<xxi°y/9/c/rA /#// er bosbj -rtf/will cotifWYY
said with contempt, 1 and you just shook hands again
ONGRESSMAN AT LARGE
18 VERY CLOSE
race' In the First district Bird Medutro
| has an ever Increasing lead over the
progressive J. F. Hlckam and in the
Second district Dick T. Morgan is as-
sured of nomination over Nels Darl-
ing of Oklahoma City.
The returns as they come Id only
VEAVER, BRANSON, ROBERTSON ,well lhe leadg of Scott Ferris in the
OR ECHOLS MAY SECURE IT
HIRD PLACE DOUBTFUL
Carter, Ferrla, McGuire and Morgan j
Seem Certain of Renomlnatlon—
Returns are Coming In Very
Oklahoma City—Incomplete returns
Thursday night from approximately
40 of the 76 counties of Oklahoma in-
sure the nomination of William H.
Murray of Tishomingo and Joe II.
Thompson of Pauls Valley, on the
democratic ticket for congressman at-
large. and Claude Weaver of Okla-
homa City, Fred Rrauson of Musko-
gee, and Leslie Ross of Lawton, are
leading for third place on the ticket.
If Weaver is given a large vote in
Oklahoma City, his home, it will al-
most Insure his nomination.
Before the returns from the larger
cities were available, Weaver, Wil-
liam Franklin of Madill, and J. B. A.
RobortBon of Chandler, were in the
lead Thursday In this arce. Hut re-
turns from Muskogee, Pittsburg, Pot-
tawatomie and Logan counties swelled
the votes of Branson and Ross so that
they passed the others.
The incomplete vote in 36 of the 76
counties gives Murray 16,860; Thomp-
son 14,870, Weaver 11.114. Branson, 10-
818, Ross 9,244, Franklin 9.452, J. H. A.
Robertson 7,500. and Robert Echols
5,241. Estimates on other counties
indicate that Murray and Thompson
Richard Llghtnut, an American with an
affected Knglish accent, receives a pres-
ent from a friend In fhln.i The present
proves to he a pair of pajamas. A letter
hints of surprises to the W'arer. I.lKhtnut
dons the pajamas and late at night K» ts
up for a stnok* Ills servant. Jenkins,
comes In anti, falling t» recognl*e I.lKht-
nut. attempts to put him out. Thinking
the servant crazy Ltffhtnut changes hi*
clothes Intending to summon help NN hen
he reappears Jenkins falls on his neck
with Joy, confirming Llghtnut’'1 Is*lief
that hr is crazy Jenkins tells Light nut of
the encounter he had with a hideous
Chinaman dressed In pajamas In a
message from his friend. Jack Billings,
Light nut Is asked to put up "the kid
for the night on his way home from col-
lege. Later Ltghtnut finds u beautiful
girl In black pajamas In his room. Light-
nut Is shocked by the girl’s drinking,
smoking and slangy talk. She tells him
her name Is Krands and puzzles him
with a story of her love for her sister s
"Oh, that!” 1
for I knew ne meant that mucker
Scoggins. Then Incredulously: Oh,
1 say, you don’t mean 1 was talking
') him? And asleep?”
Jenkins eyed me reproachfully
"Not asleep, sir,” he remonstrated
"But I tell you—
Jenkins stopped for breath, but i
didn’t say a word. By Jove, it all made
me a bit sick, don’t you know. Ob.
1 must have been maudlin, that's what
—maudlin. I managed to wag my
j head to start him off again; couldn't
speak, you know!
"Mr. Llghtnut. sir, it was the i "Yes, sir.” Then you says: ‘That’s
punch!” lie shook his head. ”lf you’ll ! all right, now. my boy; so you run
along, because I’m awfully busy. To- ever happen.
Why, there was nothing worse left
ing could ever matter any more, it
was some miserable comfort to feel,
and know, that nothing worse could
room-mate, named Frances. Next morn-
ing the girl Is missing and Llghtnut hur-
ries to the boat to see her off. He is ac-
costed by a husky college boy, who calls
him "Dicky " hut he does not see the
girl Jack Billings calls to spend the
night with Llghtnut. They discover
priceless rubles hidden In the buttons of
the pajamas. Billings dons the pajamas
and retires Llghtnut later discovers
in his apartment h beefy person In mut-
ton-chop whiskers and wearing pajamas.
Jenkins calls the police, who declare the
intruder to he a criminal, called "foxy
Crandpa " The Intruder declares he Is
Llghtnut'* gueM and appeals to the lat-
ter In vain. He Is hustled off to Jail
In the morning Llghtnut Is astonished to
from the la?. —.
find Billings gone, and
when he gets a message ....... -
demanding ids clothes. Llghtnut. round
for Tarrvtown. Billings’ home, discovers
"Frances." the girl of the pajamas on
... u miiddav the train Llghtnut speaks to her and al-
W. H. MURRAY lodes to the night before. She declares
Indignantly that IJ«rh«nnt never Raw her
Who Led all Candidates for Congress |n pajamas At Tarrytown trances
.. Is met bv a husky college youth, who
man at Large in Democratic Primary. hni]H u*htnut as "Dlckv " The latter lg-
Fourth district, and Charles Carter
In the Fourth district, and the rn-
nomination of James Davenport it.
the Third district now appears prob
able. James Sykes, of Tulsa, is run-
ning well, but Davenport appears to
have the edge i t the race.
| halls Ughtnut ns "Dlckv
nnres the boy who then threatens to
, Thrush him for offending Frances. Ught-
nut takes the next train home. Hillings
storms over the outrage of tits arrest, lie
and Llghtnut discover mysterious CU1-
■ nese characters on th- pajamas t rnfes-
sor Ponzenherry ts called In to Interpret
the hieroglyphic- 1
(•alls the lost silk
writing declares that
JOL r THOMPSON
Successful Candidate on Democratic ticket for Congressman at Large.
both are running strong with the oth- j Murray County
ers divided. Moman Prulett was given ! Sulphur. Okla.—Twenty precincts
a large vote in the larger cities, but out of ttventv-four in Murray .county |
the returns do not place him among ’ shows the following vote: For United :
the leaders. The same is true of J. Y. I States senator democratic. Owen 740,
Callahan in the country preelnctB all j Haskell 263; for congressman-at-large
over northern and western Oklahoma. | democratic, Adams 74. Adderton 34,
Weaver has shown the greatest 1 Adler 27, Bouldin 17, Itowman <5,
strength in the Fourth and Fifth con- j Itranson 12a, Brown 28, Callaan 28,
gressional districts where he is well ; Campbell 27, Carpenter 20, Cummins
known. He ran for congress at one j 2.0, Echols 105. Eggerman 19. Fields
time In the Fifth district against 22. Franklin 285. Gilmer 27. Hays 125,
Scott Ferris, and was defeated by a 1 Goulding 7. Harley 13, Ivev ,. James
very few votes. Robertson is show-i 7, Murray 399. N’iblack 28, Prulett I t.
ing up best in the central portions of Ross 219, Robertson 73. Thompson
the Btate, and is getting lots of votes 262, Weaver 260: for congressman,
from the remote districts. Branson fourth district, democratic. Carter
will lead in most of the counties in 375, Parson- 16, Stanley 88: for con-
northeastern Oklahoma, while Frank- gressman. fifth district, democratic,
lin is one of the high men in the Ferris 304, Mansell 47; for state sen-
southern regions. Echols leads In all ator, Jordan 422. Tucker 391;
western counties. Farmers all over —-
the state are showing their friend- Bryan County
ship for J. Y. Callahan by giving tlicdr purant, Okla.—No report on the
support to him vote jor genator from fifteen rural
Of the republican candidates, B. M. ,)0xeg ou, of a total of th|rty-elght
Parmenter, of Lawton, leads in the |j0xeg |n Bryan has been received. The
race for United States senator, with tota]g now available shew Owen 1,307,
Dynamite Ed Pejjry running strong in 935 For congressman at
the Insurgent sections. E J. Dicker-! [arpe Hayes, Murray, Franklin and
son also is getting a good vote In the Thompson are leading. Carter for
northern and congre man in the
Reports received M ednesdav night hag more ,han ,w 0 t0 one 0V(,r (,u op-
al Morgan headquarters in Oklahoma ponent McIntosh for state senator
the pajamas will take <»n
of the previous wearer. The professor
borrows the pnlamns for experiment.
’’Billings’’ dressed In pajamas Is found-ln
the professor's room and is taken home
In an automobile with Frances, and a vjo-
man Llghtnut calls ' the frump LUJit-
nut Is anpered hv "the f^ump s slar j
ous talk about "Francis. Ihllinirs j
taken to his room. A servant tells LU
nut that a message has Just been
reived statlnp that BUUnps was underi
rest in New York for stealing a suit
Judge BUllrgs astonUl
” -ancls’ e?
•on to speak
■I* dares that
mother living person would tackle
* ' ut. his mind occupied
black pajamas. Judge
Llghtnut with a tale
Llghtnut with a tale of Fri
pades Llghtnut Rsks permie-'on to s[
to "Frances." The Judfi
,r ,v,w. ahd Llghtnui. ..
ith the beautiful Frances. Is great
vstlfled Policeman O’Kee'e returns t
ark nnlamas and Llghtnut sends the
blank pajamas and^ T.icbtm
tilings the Judge has
^BllUngs' room. Llghtnut hns an Inter-
esting hour with Franees
■ ■- 1---he,
.it has an lb
He tells of tbe
"Franees’’ much to "Franees’ " an
ment. Judge Billings refuses to li
cede for a man under arrest el
Next piorninR Jenkins tells Llghtnut he
saw him d.lgh
, ,... Judge promises
Jack to wear the pajamas that night.
morning Jenkins tells
tnut> lighting with a youth
the library during the night.
excuse me for mentioning—"
"Oh!" I remarked weakly, railing
back upon my pillow. "Jove, Jenkins!
And I just looked at biui stupidly—
“Go on," I said. "Tell me ail!"
"Yes. sir," resumed Jenkins, "as 1
was saying, you came in with—you
know—er—the young fellow. He kind-
er slouched in, looking a hit sulky.
" 'I've been watching for you to get
back from the dog-fight,' you says to
him; sit down, I want to talk to you.
But the young fellow just stood square
iu the middle of the floor and Just
kinder scowled black.
"Then you sayn. pleasant like: 'I've
been talking with a friend of yours,
my son, who thinks I haven't treated
you quite fair.'
"‘O!’ says this young fellow, and
seems kinder surprised. Then he got
'"And so, my boy,' you went on,
tightening your glass as you looked at
him, 'if I've been harsh I’m sorry—
suppose we start all over again—what
do you say? I don’t want to cross you
in anything If I can help it—1 want to
help you.’ "
My abrupt ejaculation halted Jen-
kins an instant, then he proceeded:
" 'I say, do you mean that?' asks
young Mr. Bi—1 mean, this young fel-
low"—Jenkins stirred nervously—
"and you says, kinder laughing:
‘there's my hand on it!’ and then you
" 'One minute,' says the boy, still
looking kinder puzzled and uncertain,
I want to know what about Frances.
How do we stand about that?'
"You Just laughed sorter and went
up and clapped him right on the
i shoulder, and you says: 'Why, if you
can, my son. Just go In and win her.
I don't care!1—and you said it hearty-
like. You went on: 7 haven't a word
to say—in tact, I'd be only too glad to
see you succeed.’"
Here 1 straightened with almost a
“What? I said that? Oh, now, Jen-
kins, you—oh, you're mistaken!"
Jenkins eyed me sorrowfully.
• "Your words, sir, exactly, and then
you went on, kinder persuadingly:
'Why, 1 haven't meant to stand in
your way at all!’ ”
“Go on!” 1 breathed through iny
teeth. Then I straightened forward.
I "What did the judge call that punch—
(Continued.) ; what kind?"
rapidly: "You | "Heidelberg punch, sir,"—a sympa
And just then a knock sounded.
He raves over what he
morrow we’ll talk some more.
" Bully!* says the chap. Good night, I In all the* world. By Jove, I was sure
old man!’ Then he turns back, klnde** of that much!
Btniling sidewise. It's sure on the
level, is 14, that you’re going to let me
have a clear road with Frances?'
‘"Oh, bother Frances!’ you says
laughing. Yes, yes, and when you I Touch Bottom,
win her, she'll be to me as my own "Pardon, sir, lor not watting till
girl. And I know I'll have her love, j you camp down," the butler was say
too • j Ing, "but Mr. Billings was Just so set
" What's that?' says the young fel- °n me bringing this to you I had to
low, kinder frowning And you says. H* had entered, responding to Jem
easy-like. Why, we'll just be one hap- kins Invitation, bearing in his hnn
py family.’ Then you chuckled like Brny paper parcel,
you was mighty pleased and says:
And I think she is learning to like me
pretty well already. Why, do you
know what she did tonight? She
came right up to me and In the sweet-
est way kissed me good night.' "
"Oh!" I said, digging my fingers
into the bedclothes. "Oh!”
"Yes, sir!" said Jenkins ehokiiy. He
“For me?" 1 questioned, as he laid
it on the table, and I eyed it ominous
ly. Yet it could not be the same I had
sent Hillings myself—I could see that
—for it was smaller, more compact,
and in a different wrapper. But I was
afraid to examine it.
"Yes, sir—he's very bad this morn
ing, sir; the—er—that Is. something
I Sat There
a Moment Swallowing
was cording a dressing-robe about you j thetic pause as I swept my hand
as you came in and 1 see a glimpse | through my hair "Yes, sir. It cer-
went on: "This young fellow Just! las‘ nlKht Eee,nB *° faTe e*Clt®*
marches right close up to you and Hts *** rove,, eloc",entl>' between
says, speaking kinder quiet and his j
eyes shining, You say Frances kissed
you?' And you sorter gave a laugh
and dug him in the side and you
says, 'I do believe the boy Is Jealous!
Why, yes. you rascal, she certainly
did—she kissed me!’
‘"Well, it's a lie!' he says baek,
pointing at you with his finger. 'Be-
cause it ain't like her.' And he get
" ‘See here.’ he says, 'have you Just
been trying to get gay with me to-
night? Huh!—well. I'm just going to
box your jaw’s for luckF
"'What?' you gasps—'what's that?'
—and you storms up to him—'Why,
you young puppy, do you Know who
you're talking to?' you says.
“ Bah!' he says, and he Just goes up
and snaps his fingers In your face.
You chokes kinder, and then you
yells at him: 'Why, you young ruf-
fian, I’ve spanked you before, and 1
can do it again—'
'"Yah!' be says, making faces at
you. 'You spanked! You hit me when
I wasn’t looking. My foot slipped.'
"'Foot slipped, you blanked fool!'
you shouts at him, and then—" Jen-
kins wiped his forehead—"Then the
next thing I see. you mixed.”
Ah!” I breathed with relief. “That's
1 chuckled. Then suddenly I felt re-
"Where did I hit him tbls time. Jen-
kins—did you notice? Was be hurt
| Jenkins looked down, avoiding my
I eyes. "Uni, not exactly, sir," he said;
| in fact, It was—er—kinder the other
I stared, aghast.
"You don't,mean, Jenkins—"
Jenkins evidently did! His eyes ex-
I pressed both pity and embarrassment.
"What he did to you,"—he rolled
his glance upward, trying to shape
the Idea—"I believe, sir, it's what you
might call"—his voice dropped—"I be-
lieve it’s what they do call wiping up
the floor with."
I closed my eyes an Instant. 1
“Finish!" 1 whispered, feebly flip-
ping my hand at him.
"He left then, sir, but the noise
brought Wilkes and we helped you
upstairs. You wouldn't go any tarther
than the door of the judge's bedroom
—wanted to tell him, we supposed.
When we got that far. I noticed Mr.
Jack Billings' door—it's right oppo-
site, you remember, sir—wa.s standing
just a little open He called out very
anxiously and shrill: Oh, do be very
careful of the pajamas! My! my! 1
hope the pajamas are not hurt!'
"And at that, you Just bangs In-
side the Judge's room and in about
two minutes, he stuck hts head out.
Jenkins and myself. He continued
"He's locked me and Perkins out or
his rooms again, and wouldn't open
I the door only wide enough to stick this
| through. And his message"—hesitat
ingly—"be said Just tell you you had
better get these pajamas back where
they came from just as quickly as you
could—you would If you were wise.
| he said."
“Oh!" 1 uttered, dazed by this new
blow. So it was her pajamas.
Hut there was more of the message
—1 could see it in Wilkes' eye.
"Yes, sir,” he went on as I gave
him a nod. "Mr. Billings called
through the door-crack—and his voice
was particularly shrill—screechy-like
—very unnatural, sir—and he said.
You tell him I say he'll find it very
dangerous to keep them by him a mo
ment; tell him my advice is to return
Here the butler hesitated an Instant
and added: "And he said for me to
try to remember three letters I was
to mention—said you would under-
"Three letters?" 1 repeated dully.
"Yes, sir, three letters—1 did re-
member ’em, too, because they hap-
pened to be the initials of a young
woman 1—h'm! Q. E. D., sir."
"Q. E. D.?" 1 said, puzzled and mis
erable. "What's Q. E. D.?” And then
an idea startled me.
"Oh I say, you mean—er—P. D. CJ
—eh, Wilkes?” It sounded like Jack!
But he seemed sure he didn't; in-
sisted on Q. E. D. When he had with-
drawn, I sat there a moment, swal-
looking kinder toweled and mad like j lowing aard. By Jove, when a chap
City showed that the representative
carries Woodward county, his home
county, by 471 to 100 votes for Dar-
ling; the vote In Major county was
Morgan 678, Darling 179; in Canadian,
Morgan was 142 votes ahead with sev-
eral precincts missing. It was stat-
ed that Caddo county will be the
only one in the district carried by Dar-
ling, as Morgan claims Oklahoma
county by about 500 votes. Morgan
managers assert his majority will
In the first supreme court judicial
district returns still are meager, but
indications are that the present Jus-
tice, John B. Turner, of Vinlta, ba.i
been renominated, defeating N. B.
^laxay, of Muskogee.
has 1,179 to Baldwin's 716. Reports
from the other two counties show
McIntosh is nominated. Durant and
Halsell lead for state representatives.
■'O!” I Remarked, Weakly.
Riddle Beats Glover
Chickasha, Okla.—The next legisla-
ture will see the return to that body
from Grady county ol Dr. A. S Riddle,
one of the picturesque figures of the
first legislature. Riddle defeated his
ancient enemy, “Battleax" Glover, in
this race. Riddle made his campaign
on a reduction of expenses or state
and county government. He proposes
to abolish all superior courts and com-
bine a number of tbe county oflicvs.
of one of your dark suits underneath ] tatnly must
And following right behind you was j awful, sir!
that young Mr. Bl—h’m—pardon, sir,
I remember you said 1 wasn't to men
tlon any one connected with that nt—
h’m! You know who I mean, sir?*—
he paused anxiously—"Young man,
sir—freckled face—and the big lot
of—his spreading fingers curved
above his head—“awfully yellow balr
—urn, you know, sir?"
be something high—oh.
lie went on as 1 dipped my head at
him. "Then this young chap catches
you by the hand and be says, Why,
you're a brick, after ail!' And you
says: Yes, we'll get along better now,
my boy, and you want to be mighty
grateful to Dicky Llghtnut for It.’ And
this young fellow says, kinder smil-
ing: Indeed. I am!’ And then him
he'd been waked from a sound sleep
and he fires a wrapped-up parcel at
! the door opposite and yells:
" 'There are your pajamas, you un-
j natural, heartless prodigal! Pajamas,
j indeed, at such a time!' And then I
| see Mr. Jack's arm come out and fish
j the package inside
"Then ihe judge turns on me and
j Wilkes and ordered us to clear out
! and go to bed. And Wilkes said we'd
best do it because the Judge would
take care of you and get you to your
room quietly. And the last thing 1
heard before he slammed inside his
'"There's one thing; I've got a
I looked at Jenkins miserably. He
| was right; he did have a' daughter
and 1 wanted her. But Just now, I
wished with all heart that she was
somebody’s—anybody else's daughter
—than that of the man who had wit-
nessed my humiliation.
How had he managed to get me to
my room? And had she seen or l^eard
me? Oh. she must have!
Weil, nothing mattered now
lias had the hardest blow of his life,
and that, too. from his best friend,
it's devilish hard to come up smiling.
Presently 1 pulled myself together.
Jenkins, as he helped me dress, eyed
me in a frightened way, his face kind
of pale and greenish. Neither of us
said a word, but i knew I had his
sympathy, poor fellow—and it helped!
Then, with the parcel in my hand, 1
marched slowly down the stairs, for-
getting even some instructions 1
should have given Jenkins
She was there in the living-room—
she and the frump. And when 1 saw
her dear face and realized what dis-
aster had come between us, 1 felt
things whirling around me like a Jolly
what's-its-name and dropped my hand
on a chair-back hard, until I could
stiffen and smile up. But. by Jove,
sne was on!
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Eager tor Particulars.
"We had two baronesses and a
countess at our reception yesterday "
"How splendid! Did they sing,
j dance, or merely talk about the crud-
noth- liy of art in America?"
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