The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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The Pittsburg Enterprise
A Loci: ?i>< ■: * Prorrwer of Ho—« Er-t-:r •« aid Cu'.t
of Public Spirit. Published every Thursday at P:ttsl_rg, Ocu.
E W WILLIAMS, Editor and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE I: oc A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered as Second Class Matter at the PostofBce at Pittsburg, Okie,
under the Act of March iSpj.
Do It For Oklahoma”
IS UNDER ARREST
ALVA -s Pi-ACEO l\
-A l C»-AP0E3 *
QUARREL 0> ER FIFTY CENTS
: rce set ST; ">*rU »*r* ter* tte otter
1 imy foe j»T* :t back to »«- 1 took
tt ip-*'aIn and pot It in a drawer
‘.a a little desk la my room I locked
! the desk tad bid tte key la a rate
“B>ot—bat—“ I proteatfngly began
"I aaked you to do what I requested
without acy question* You hare told1*
me that yea loved me If that la the
cas* I know /ou will do wfcat I aak
i it Pi
/ -» e
Ka rt a. «<
Li dOfitii MUJ1LL Ci/ZAHY
Illustrations by )'lBarnes
Vfi/iL SgE- r-A a$
titr^iscb fra *
of * 'Jrr*. % lfrjV +
hrrt^Ai:. r to *y
nfiEr. McDorat; ;
- lln«fi up n 1
old ioUSi*r ttameid McrrU when Mari),
npp+*x*A st* to bo fro* /'
th'* name would imj
<owj*a of Mcrrrt Morris *a* handr.
tb* pi#*e of moiipy to Manh, ■»;. ;
Hi laid to tavfi bnrD drinking. kL-
M'Donald auk d If M rr < - J
Ka:*h ‘ 4 r: * *»v Or. -« r-r.
an*v*r to th* negative It it tti:
Donald ftr.Sbto hed tb<? coin from
March* baiio and handed it bark to
th* Md *o.Jdi»r. r**mark;ne to March
tba.f b* Mar/h» wan th«- t>]tr«r it tfc; f
in »h" cwintry. If is «aid March came
back w;th a retort which led to btona
and Marah »am knocked to the pave-
Wh!!* the blow it»*if «ai not dam
wring, f* is thoui^:* March'* *kull a.s
fractured by striking against the
pavement fteefng that his opponent
was hurt, McDonald picked him up
and carried him Into au open door
clone at hand C hief of Police Me
Cartney. happening along at this In
Want, asslit d in starting to tin* pc
lice station with Marsh Marsh, how
ever, had recovered sufficiently from
the shock to be able to walk to the
police station where he bathed his
own face and walked to a cell to lie
down upon a bunk.
At the rime it was not thought that
he was injured, but an hour lat'-r.
when McDonald returned with a
brother of the injured man, they found
him unconscious and his limbs cold.
Alarmed, they removed him imme-
diately to the hospital. HA never re
Placed In Jail
On n warrant charging assault and
com mere ia
Mr Caldwell served two }»*ar.i with
the Oklahoma City Chamber cf Corr-
: ’hat ‘
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I would i
f * wurr.an in
r. y- ’.-»w fetter*.
dal I had
! insist on
ter poor farter s plight,
• W* Yislt to the Louse
Louise Undoubtedly tis
--ieffuence tad persuaded ber
10 me drop my eScra to solve the
mystery. He mjs* LaTe realised that
-s .-§e on h:s *ra:I. so datger-
•'■** '-at witt ’be effrontery of
tee iirtng cr.mtna] te tad ventured *o
ons* to -Le bouse in one last eUort
4ar’ tt7 plans i'or t:s exposure.
As I became aimer I resolved on a
course of action. Lcuises strange re-
' t^e over the telephone must
Lave neen made because sfce was dom-
inated b7 the fear of this villain wfco
cad brought disaster on her father and
Perhaps she feared that s«xe
evil might befai! me it J persisted in
*ry:ng to run him to earth. Possibly
i * wag afraid *ba* still greater evti
might com* to those sh* loved- I felt
K*r owr. >”.ppicei* It wae nec-
fc*t I ehoald eomlnoe my
I would go on with my inve»-
»nd once for all free her from
ting thrall of thi» bidden evil.
ca ti.« maoteh I went to tb* ie*k wlthont trying to foroe my confidence.
Isn't It enough for you to know that
I wish you to do It?”
“Louise, dear." I said firmly, “a mys-
terious trail of hidden evil In son*
way has crossed your hom*. It has
stricken your sister and your father.
You yourself asked me to try to find
'he seer* snd I vowed that I would
I don t know what your motive is In
making this s'range request, hut I
can t bellete you are doing It of your
own volition. I am certain that you
are Influenced by fear- fear lest some*
greater evil will befall, if my efforts
to unmask the criminal are success-
ful. It It not so?''
‘Don't ask me, Harding ' she begged
piteously. I can't tell you It Is not
i! secret I can tell you nothing.
Please don't ask me.”
More than ever now I was convinced
that fear of f'randall dominated her.
Quickly following on his telephone
message he had come to the house
and had cast over her the same mys-
terious spell as had fallen on her sis-
ter More than ever was I determined
to follow the trail of mystery to its
end, no matter where It lay or what It
cost. What was life to me if the wom-
an I loved was to he for ever under
a shadow. In the power of some hid-
den criminal who might prey on her
as he had done on the other members
of her family? I felt It my duty toward
her to go on and. if I could, compel
her to divulge something of what she
j w as holding back from me
Why did you want that bit of the
What were you going
; pus: now to get 1: and It waa |«a
-Wts the desk locked?"
Who cculd have taken It?" I asked
' Even u 1 framed Iks question there
! :arse to xe tie thought of Crandall's
| visit. He had been In the hotel In
A.-dway where the woman commlt'ed
* _ :.Je after reading a yellow letter
‘ and tearing It up. The scraps of that
| erier had disappeared. More likely
, he had come here just to get that
s'rup of ye!:. w paper lest Its evidence
1 mi*n- tr.ng home nis crime*
“Who ha* been In the house?"
No one but the doctors and curse#
and -be servants.' said Louise, Hush-
ing oceaslly as she spoke
I «ai’ed. eapecting ter to mention
^ra: ;al. s visit, but though she test-»
•ated for a second she said nothing
I wonder wto could have taken It ?''
she said alter an awkward pause.
What motive could any one have?'
I asked, determined to direct her
•hoegn-s to Crandall The only per-
s.n who would have a reason for mak
t-g away with it would be some one
»to feared that it might be used
I was puzzled beyond expression
Why should Louise refuse to see me’
j ! was conscious of having done noth-
i lng te, offend her. If only i could see
j her for Just a minute to find out what
• »»* the matter! I felt that I must
1 resoh her For an instant I was
tempted to brush past the maid and
! force my way in. Surely Louise of
her own accord would not treat me
thus She must be: beside herself wl»h
grief. Perhaps she was under the
State Barkers' An- onion Offer* Re- malign Influence that so dis-
meree and has been Monti
the organization work in b
homa and Kansas.
1 d with
PRICE SET ON HEADS . TLA
OF OKLAHOMA ROBBERS
left the house, then I would
seeing her and telling her
my resolve, nor w-ould I permit her
to dissuade me from It.
On the comer was a
M.citereo by It* awning I took my
s'and to wait until Crandall left the
house I could see the Farrish door,
yet my presence there ur der the awn-
ing would hardly be noticed. 1 had
not long to wait. In about five min-
utes the door opiened and the caller
emerged. This time I had an opportu-
nity to get a good look at him. I was
right. His face wag that of the man
w ho had been regis’ered In the Ard-
There was a silence while we both
pondered the situation.
Vou remember,' said Louise sud-
denly, -the agitation my father showed
at sight of that p*aper If he »ere not
lying paralyzed up-stairs I *hlnk he
wotld have tried to gam pxisaession I
How u your father, and your sis-
ter?" I asked, suddenly recalling
I had asked after neither of them.
Katharine Is much better," said Lou-
ise. “She is entirely conscious, though
very weak, but the doctor says that
she will in all probability recover
quicHy. My father s condition remains
the same, though he seems to have
• regained the use of his right band,
drag store , He wrote some brief directions toMay
about his business.’’
' Are you sure of all the servants?”
"All of them have been with us for
years all hut one, ev.-r since before
hat j >ello» letter
uj do with It?"
I can't tell you. Please don't ask
“Why do you w ant me to stop my In-
"I can't tell you. Please don't ask "
"What was Hugh Crandall doing
here this morning?”
The question, direct and blunt nr, I
put It, had almost the same effect as
If I had fifed a bullet at her She
caught her breath quickly and her
fare turned i ale. I thought that sho
’•as going to faint. With a great ef-
my mother s death. ! would not think fort she recovered, and looking me
of distrusting any of them.
“Are you certain the house has not
been entered in the night?"
I was asking these questions with a
view of convincing her that It was
wards for Capture of
Enid.-—The largest reward ever of-
fered for hank burglar*, so far as
known, was posted by the Oklahoma
Hankers' association. Reward signs
were sent to every member of the as-
sociation. which includes all but 27
banks in the state, reading as follows
''$1,000 reward for bank burglars
A* a member of the Oklahoma Hank-
ers’ association this hank is protected
against bank burglars as follow.*:
"*"00 ofTeren by the state banking
board, for arrest and conviction.
“*500 by the Oklahoma Rankers'
association for the robbers dead or
The reward Is expected to be a
timely warning to the thieves who
have been doing so much desperate
work In Oklahoma of late.
“No one likes to offer a reward
tressed her sister. Yet even In the
depths of despair we observe the con
way hotel as Henry Cook, who had so impossible for any one but Crandall
abruptly left the room when the in- to have taken the yellow scrap—for
quest was being held as I had begun any one else to have even a motive
"Will you ask Miss Louise when to a3li Questions about the yellow let- for taking It.
she can see me?” I found myself say-
ing in calm tones to the maid.
Again she closed the door In my
face. Again I waited.
“MIsb Louise says that she will see
you If you will return In an hour,”
was the message that was brought me
I left the Farrish door and stumbled
blindly up the street. The plight In
which I found myself seemed inexpli-
cable, maddening. 1 was sure Louise
loved me. Had she not turned to me
In the first hour of her distiess? Had
she not telephoned me when her sis
ter, who had driven from the town be-
hind the fastest horse obtainable.
He came swinging down the street
past where I stood. As he came closer
1 was amazed to note that his face
was not the unnatural color of the
morphine user's that I expected, but
ruddy with health. His eyes, however,
were a strained expression and his
brow was knotted with wrinkles. I
was strongly tempted to spring out
from where 1 stood as he passed, to
seize him by the throat and to make
him tell me all I wished to know- about
"That would be Impossible,"
straieht In the eye, she answered soft-
ly: “Mr. Crandall was not here this
morning. What made you think he
1 did not try to conceal the open-
eyed amazement with which I stared
at her as she gave me this unequivo-
cal reply. What could it mean? I
| could not, would not believe that this
she ' high principled honorable girl would
6aid All the doors and windows are j w ilfully deceive me, yet I was as sure
protected by burglar alarms and I as that I was standing there that
ter shot herself? Had she not permit- hideous mystery, ^et better Judg-
ted me to take her In my arms? Had
■he not commissioned me to solve the
mystery of the yellow letter? Yet
ment withheld my hand. After all,
the evidence I had against him was
not of the tangible sort that would
which contemplates the killing of any- j What could have Influenced
one," sahl State Secretary Harrison against me?
why had she bade me discontinue my conTict. E*en though 1 knew- of his
search? Why had she shut her door r*1ephonlng Katharine Just before she
ve* shot herself, even though General
l)tr Farrish had learned something about
him that barred him from the house,
to me? What could be her motive?
battery, McDonald was arrested. Later bl,t ,h*' Hl,iiatlon in Oklahoma is too
the charge was changed to assault ^’loo1’ to permit of mild measures,
with Intent to kill and his bond was Th'- ,,iK reward offer may not stop the
raised to $1,500 which Imm-dlately i work- but 11 wl|l at least have the
was given A third warrant, sworn
to bv a brother of the d -ad man, was
served on McDonald, charging mur-
der, and he was placed In the county
McDonald Is greatly distressed over
the affair lb- rays he did not Intend
to Injure Marsh, and after finding
that he reaily was hurt did everything
he could for him. Sheriff (’ O. Gre.-r
said that McIMnald Insisted on stay-
ing at th*- hospital with th*- injured j
man until pl*\- *ar,- ordered him home
to bed and accompanied him there in j
| effect of arousing the public to doing
what It can to prevent these assaults"
Indictments for Newspaper Men.
Pawhuska- Indictments against A. j
j. Montgomery, W M iiai<- and vie t
j tor Li nil Strom were returned by an |
Osage county grand jury as a result j
of charges made by them against '
i county officers during the late cam- j
j puign. The three men Indicted were
instrumental In starting and maintain- I
lng the Free Press, a paper giving ut- ;
terance to charges in connection w ith
the building of a county court house.
Torn by a hundred conflicting emo- e'en though we had found In nis
tlons, I traversed street after street, rootriS a hypodermic syringe and the
address In New Jersey where the third
suicide had taken place, even though
I myself had noted his suspicious ac-
tions there, there was nothing defini-e
enough to warrant seizing him as yet
i watched him as far down the ave-
nue as my eye could follow and then
away from the house and wandered turne<^ toward the Farrish house. ThlB
aimlessly on. There was some mys- | t*me * was admitted without delay, j “m
tery in Louise's conduct I could not -^PI!arently the maid had new lnstruc-
fathom. She refused to see me. yet
not knowing or caring whither my
Yeet were taking me. I must have re-
traced my steps, for I found myself
in the block where the Farrishs lived.
I looked at my watch and saw It was
still half an hour before the time I
had been told to return. I turned
Just ahead of me some one else had |
been admitted to the house. A wave
'VII tell Mine Louise you are here.”
■ she said as she showed me into the
Short Found Guilty.
Guthrie A verdict In the Short
ca«- has h'-*-n returned by a jury in
th** di-trict court, finding Short guilty
of shooting hi* wife with intent of
doing her great bodily harm and rec-
ommending that Short h*■ sentenced
to serve five years In the state peni-
tentiary. Th< cu-e will be appealed.
Appeal Booze Ruling.
Muskoge, \V J. t'r* gg, federal
trlet of Oklahoma, has served notice
of appeal fr tri the decision of Judge
II K I ampbell that II is no offense
to ship liquor from western to eastern
Oklahoma The * a *■ will be < arried
dlree* to the supreme court of the
T'nlted States This was the decision
by which over three hundred federal
Indictment* against persons charged
with Introducing liquor were knocked
Government to Test Project.
T-avton A t->Mem of water gauge*
to determine If there he a sufficient 1
precipitation to furnish an adequate *
water supply for the proposed irriga-
tion project In Medicine creek, will be
established at once by Robert Foil,ins-
bee, agent of the l ulled States rerla-
nts'lon servlet The department has
decided that the project of damming
eouicry Is feasible If there Is a p(li
■lbtllty of getting ci * ugh water In the
Editor Gits a
secretary to Congressman Rlrd Mc-
Guire for two terms, has been ap-
pointed postmaster at Medford to suc-
ceed J. I*. Becker, resigned. Croxton
went to Medford, during the past
summer and purchased the Patriot,
the republican newspaper. He came
to Oklahoma nine years ago.
Boy Treed By Wolves Dead.
Centralla.- The body of Charles
Johnson, a farmer boy. was found In
•he top branches of an oak tree east
of this city by a searching party that
had been looking for him for the last
week. The lad took refuge in the
tree to escape wolves and starved to
Oklahoma Third In Cotton Crop
New Orleans This season's cotton
crop will total 13,975.000 bales, ac.
cording to estimates from a canvass
of reports in every cotton growing
The correspondents generally re-
port that the farmers hav been free
Hellers at cut prices The crop, it Is
! stated, lias been picked and ginned
j with unusual rapidity.
The figures on production by statei
| follow: Oklahoma, 1,100,000; Ala
batna, 1,123,000; Arkansas, 850,000;
Georgia and Florida. 1,900,000; Louis
lana. 450,000; Mississippi, 1,100,000;
North Carolina. 950,000; Tennessee,
, 276,000; South Carolina, 1,250,000;
Texas, 4,760.000. All others, 100,000
j Total, 12,976,000.
of Jealousy swept over me. Who was reception-room,
this other man? I racked my brain,: Afc, * waited I tried to think how I
striving to recall his appearance, fry- should greet Louise. While there was
lng to remember what there was that much that I might reproach her for,
I felt that surely It had not been her
fault. 1 knew she must be acting un-
der compulsion. I was determined,
though, to 1st her know that I knew
that Hugh Crandall had been In the
Suddenly I heard a smothered
scream upstairs and a second later
Louise burst Into the room. There
was terror in her face as she ran to
“Oh. Harding," she gasped, “it's
"What do you mean? What's sto-
len?" I cried, seizing her hands tightly
in my own.
She was trembling all over and her
breath came In quick, short Jerks.
was familiar about him.
AH at once it came to me. A wild
rage filled me. I knew now who he
was A picture of the office in that
little hotel In New Jersey came to
my mind, as It looked when I stood
by the stove drying my clothes. A
man had come to the desk and got
his key and had walked past me as
he went to his room. 1 knew now
where I had seen that man who was
admlttsd to the Farrish home. It was
the man called Cook.
It was Hugh Crandall
Who Was the Thief?
An unbidden and unwelcome guest, She was dressed in’an automobile 'hat
Jealousy came and sat by the altar of and coat, but even through the thick
my heart, stirring the fires of my love folds of her coat I could feel the pal-
for Ixiulfe Into furious darts of flame pitating of her heart. The new mys-
that scarred my soul That Crandall tery, whatever It was, had been too
—for I was positive now that the vis much for her already overstrained
I'or who had entered the Farrish home nerves. She was In a condition close
had been he—should have been admit- '
ted to the house with so many things
pointed to his giAn, while I, an ac-
cepted lovet, and certainly Louise's
faithful servitor, had been barred with
such scant courtesy, filled me with
dumb, unreasoning rage. I felt that
all claims of friendship and of service,
ly bordering on hysteria.
"Tell me about it, wlat was It?" 1
“The yellow lettefl— it's gone, sto-
len ! ”
"Where was It?”
1 had taken It with me the morn
ing I went down to Inspector Davis'
even disregarding the still stronger omce. but after he had compared it
claims of honest love, entitled me to with the Elaer fragment he had re-
far different treatment. ! turned It to me. I had restored It to
Yet even In the burst of anger that Louise when Davis and I called on her
overwhelmed me there was not a e.fter our visit to Mrs. Trask a board-
single thought of harshness toward lng house. I had not seen It since
Louise. I felt that If I could but see then. My last recollection of It was
b<-r she would explain everything sat- placing It In her hand ns Davis and
lafactorlly It was toward Crandall I left the house,
that alt my wrath was directed. Feel-
the Awning I Took My Stand to Wait Until Crandall Left
know they are in working order or I
w mid have heard about It."
"There 1b or there must have been."
I said slowly, "some traitor In the
house, some thief, some one who had
an object In getting bold of that pa-
“There has been no one here,” said
Louise with a painful effort, “no one
answering that description.”
"How did you come to look for the
paper In your desk?”
"I wanted—” she stopped short
“Mr. Kent," Bhe said, her
Hugh Crandall had been In the house
that morning. Could It have been that
he had entered without her knowl-
edge? Was it possible that one of tha
maids in the Farrish home was In
nis pay and had permitted him to en-
ter without Louise's knowledge? That
might explain the rifling of the locked
desk. The maid might know of Lou-
| Ise's habit of hiding the kev in a vase
It began to look as if 1 had a solution
of this new mystery. Yet It could
hardly be possible for Crandall
manner toward me stiffening as she
r'she th€ -hous<‘ for fu»y half
faou ’i h u,‘' H<Ut
that all my wrath was directed. Feel "Let me think." she said trv.oe wl'^rew fer, hands from mine, “I I Furthermore,'“why^had ^dmlnf ,L
ing aa I did. sure that he was respon- j hard to regain her composure.’ “When * yam fnairiril. at once'"°Uld DOt' beeD denl*d me "hen I first called?^
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