The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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TEKROJt ELIGNS IN SECTION OF
TWO YOUNG BOYS KILLED
Crimes Are Almost Identical Al-
though Occurring in Different
Localities — Authorities Mys-
tified by Deaths.
Pomona, 111.—To all interns and pur-
poses martial law reigns in Kinkaid
hills, better known as the Egyptian
Ozarks of southern Illinois, and it is
probable that it would go bad with a
stranger in these parts at this time
who could not give a good account of
himself. The farmers of the region
have burnished up their rilles and
shotguns anu are standing ready to
challenge and give battle to any sus-
picious characters. And there is rea-
son tor their action.
Within a few weeks two little boys,
so young that they could not have had
enemies who would seek their lives,
and being members of families that
lived several miles apart and had no
differences, have come to their death
in a manner that is mystifying to the
authorities, and the circumstances of
which point to murder.
What the good people of the com-
munity seek now is an answer to the
query of whether or not there is a
maniac at large who is seeking the
lives of little children or whether the
deaths of two little ones that have
brought mourning to their respective
homes were the result of accident.
While a diligent investigation is be-
ing made children are being closely
guarded. Twilight finds every one of
them in their homes and daylight finds
them being carefully watched by their
HeLer Wort hern, aged seven, and
Virgel Eldron Clutts, aged nine, whose
homes are only three miles apart, met
yiolent and mysterious deaths within
ten days. Both were killed by what
appeared to be the thrust of a keen
duiite into the heart, and yet both fell
while th&ir parents were near and no
one was seen to attack them.
The strange feature of the death of
the two boys is that just before each
fell wounded the report of a shotgun
was heard. Who fired these shots is a
mjstery yet to be solved. Closely fol-
lowing the reports of the guns the lads
were found wounded, but it does not
appear that in either instance the boys
were wounded by bullets. Both had
wounds which could have been made
only by knife blades. As there was 110
one in sight, the theory has been ad-
vanced that some one. maybe for want
of other missiles, loaded his gun with
parts of a knife and killed the chil-
dren by accident. There is also the
dread of parents of children in the dis-
trict that some one with hatred for lit
tie ones has chosen this method of
The Clutts boy was at play in an
open field only a short distance from
i3 on the summit of Hickory ridge, in
the wildest of mountain country.
llcre the nine-year-old Eldron Clutts
met his death a week before a similar
fate came to Heber Wort hen. The
families are not acquainted. There
could have been no comparing of notes,
yet in all essential details their expe-
riences were the same.
Eldron was tending cows in the pas-
ture. He was leading a i-alf. His fa-
ther was only a few yards away and
his mother was in sight.
In this case, too, a shot was fired in
a neighboring wood. Eldron fell, but
clambered to his feet and ran to his
"Mamma, 1 have hurt myself." In
his hand was an open knife with which
a few minutes before he had been
Whatever developments may come,
the fact remains that terror pervades
the summit of the Kinkaid ranges and
that the pall will not be lifted until
the mystery surrounding the taking
off of these two little boys is cleared.
OCEAN MONSTERS IN
Whale Fights Several Swordflsh and
a Huge Shark — Conflict Wit-
nessed by Many People.
New York.—An exciting battle royal
between a whale, several swordflsh and
a thrasher shark was witnessed by
many passengers of an ocean liner
which arrived in this port the other
lay from Liverpool. The fight lasted
nearly an hour.
The combatants were first sighted
one morning. A great disturbance was
noticed in the water, dead ahead, about
a mile from the ship. Just what the
trouble was was not ascertained until
the ship was within half a mile of the
scene of the encounter. Then the pas-
sengers saw a big whale beset by half
a dozen large swordflsh and a monster
thrasher shark, the fiercest and most
voracious of his kind. The water was
DLD JACOB BIOHEAD AND HIS
PACKAGES OF SUGAK.
The Test of Truthfulness—Women Go
Through Ordeal Unchallenged—
How Old Jacob Was Vindicat-
ed and Restored to Favor.
The North American I ndiafi holy
i place in public estimation as
simple-minded child of nature, e,
cepttonally honest, and entirely trt
from the cupidity of the white rac«
Possibly this estimate of his char
acter had its oriRin in the exceptional
conditions that prevailed when the
Europeans first reached the shores of
the new world.
An incident in the persona! history
of old Jacob Bigheart, as his name ap-
pears on the rolls of the White Cow
Sioux Indian asency, may afford an
illustration of this tendency.
The old pian appeared one day at
the Trader's store to make some pur-
chases for himself and his neighbors.
He squatted down on the floor agaiust
the wall of the building in front of
the counter, and for a half hour or
more gazed earnestly about him. Then
rising to bis feet he approached the
counter and asked for a pound of
13 V'llAI.K FOUGHT FURIOUSLY
AGAINST TERRIBLE ODDS.
being lashed into foam, which was
tinged with blood. It was evident that
I he tight had not been in progress long,
as_the combatants seemed to be active.
The whale was lashing the water
with his tail and was standing off his
antagonists, although he was greatly
outnumbered. Several of the sword-
flsh would attract his attention in front
while others would steal around to at-
tack him broadside. The thrasher's
great tail was busy flailing the whale's
back at every opportunity.
The passengers were spell-bound by
the sight and their sympathy was with
the whale. As the battle continued the
water was dyed a deep red. The whale
was terribly gashed in many places by
the swordflsh. which moved with speed
and it was able to strike with effect.
Before the ship was out of sight the
thrasher was disabled, a blow of the
whale's tail striking him full on the
head. One of the passengers, who bad
a strong pair of glasses, said he saw
th? whale swim away und that the
swordflsh did not follow him.
HE STAGGERED AND CRIED OUT
THAT HE HAD HURT HIMSELF.
where his father was working. Ills
mother had been standing in the door-
way of their home aud had a full view
of the surroundings. There was the
Bound of a shot. The boy scrambled
to his feet and ran to the home and
as he staggered into the arms of his
mother he cried out that he had hurt
himself. Blood was streaming from a
jagged wound in his breast and within
a short time he was dead. In the field
the boy had in his possession a knife,
but an autopsy by the coroner's phy-
sician demonstrated that the wound
which caused death was made by a
blade much narrower than that of th:
knife which the boy had. The condi-
tions were the same with regard to the
death of the Worthern boy, the wound
having the appearance of having been
made by a blade the size of that which
carried death to Eldron Cutts. Young
Worthern. however, was not possessed
of a knife and therefore could not have
wounded himself as It is possible that
Eldron Cutts might have done.
Careful investigation of the woods
which skirts the Worthen pasture on
the north shows footprints on the
woodland side of the stake-and-rider
Two of these prints are close togeth.
er and are deeply Indented, as though
some one had stood there for a long
time. The thick growth of brush near
this spot is beaten down.
Did some one lie there In wait for a
chance to take the life of nn innocent
child? A stricken father and mother
would like to have this question an-
Three miles from the Worthen rot-
Use is the home of Walter Clutts. It
FLED IN GARB OF CORPSE.
Dramatic Escape of a French Swind-
ler from Convict Settlement
Paris.—Details of the extraordinary
escape from the almost Impregnable
Kr ncli convict settlement in French
Guiana have been disclosed by the re-
capture of Joseph Sporn, a swindler,
who. after eight years of liberty, will
soon be on bis way back to French Gui-
The story of Sporn's escape was dra-
matic. Sporn was sentenced In
to eight years at bard labor and 20
years exile for theft. The year after
his deportation to French Guiana he
was cutting rushes by the riverside
closo to the penal settlement. He had
gradually wandered out of sight of a
warder, when lie saw floating down the
river the corpse of a sailor, who lie
knew had been murdered by some of
bis fellow convicts a few days before.
Sporn secured the corpse, changed
clothes und sent It down the stream
again, dressed in his convict garb.
Thru he made tracks toward the river's
mouth. There he saw a small Dutch
steamer, and made desperate signs that
he wanted help.
A boat was put off and he was take*
on board, where, in broken German, he
told tile captain that he had been ship-
wrecked and wanted to get back either
to Holland or to Dutch Guiana.
Sporn left the ship at Venezuela.
There he made Home motley In busi-
ness. Like all Frenchmen, the tempta-
tion to return to Paris was strong and
he succumbed, lie went into business
here and prospered. His methods of
business, however, attracted the stten-
tlon of the police, and he was taken
to headquarters to explain. There ,
detective recognised him.
OFFERED 1I1S HAND.
sugar. When the package containing
the sugar was handed to him he re- j
sumed his seat on the floor and once
more gazed earnestly about him. After
several minutes had elapsed he again
rose to his feet and once more asked
for a pound of sugar. When the or-
der was filled he resumed his seat
and again gazed about the room.
Each of the 20 packages of sugar he
carried away with liiin weighed a lit-
tle over a pound, for as the weighing
went on he stood by the counter each
time and insisted on being given
Hut old Jacob permitted his success
in overreaching the trader to carry
him too far. Reasoning that the ex-
cess of weight in his neighbor's pack-
ages was rightfully his own by virtue
of his personal efforts, he punctured
the packages and deftly abstracted a
morsel from each. When the fact be-
came known among his neighbors it
awakened much indignation, and was
quickly followed by a formal demand
The old man denied the charge and
hastened to explain that holes had
been rubbed in the" packages while
they were being carried in his blan-
ket, causing nome unavoidable loss.
TIih explanation, however, found lit-
tle credence among the people and it
was proposed at last, in order that a
fair solution of the charge might be
had, to hold a "challenge feast," in ac-
cordance with an ancient custom
among the Sioux when proof of some
evil deed was desired. So a fat dog
was killed one day and its flesh used
in preparing a kettle of soup for the
feast. When all was ready the peo-
ple gathered about the vessel and
after listening for awhile to an old
medicine man. who urged upon them
the importance of telling the truth,
especially on so serious an occasion,
and who invoked in closing some ter-
rible maledictions upon tho.«e who used
"forked tongues," the ceremony began.
At first several women whose repu-
tations were in question took advan-
tage of the occasion to seek vindica-
tion, and coming forward one after
the other, extended a cup for a small
serving of the soup, the act being un-
derstood as a challenge to their ac-
cusers. No on« appearing against
them old Jacob next came forward and
extended hi3 cup for a serving.
At this moment the trader made
his appearance and, pushing his way
through the crowd, began to speak.
It surprised him, he said, considering
the way in which the packages were
carried, that all the sugar was not
lost on the way. It was fortunate, ho
asserted, that any was left. But that
the people might sustain no loss, he
graciously promised he would add a
handful of sugar to the next purchase
each of the complainants might make.
When the trader ceased finally to
speak, one of old Jacob's neighbors
offered him his hand in token of satis-
faction. Others quickly followed.
II R BRINKERHOFf,
Col., II S A . Retired.
What it Needed.
Patient—Why are you going to oper-
ate on me?
Young Doctor—Because I need the
Patient—Well, that's all right—I
didn't know but you were going to
operate on me because you needed the
Made an Awkward Transposition.
Knicker— So Jones got mixed in his ex*
Hocker—Yes Ho told his wife that he
had been up all night with the baby, and
bi> employer thai lie was detnined m the
cilice on business*.—Harper's llazar.
The man be'ng out of his bend, the sur-
cron pr.x t i ded forthwith to saw a hole in
his skull. t , . „ ..
"To enable li m to get back in. whim-
pered the unlearned onlookers, one to
another, in awe. Puck.
Th© Columbia Pattern.
"Oh. nav, did you pec that man steal up
behind the quarter-hark and hit him .n
the neck with a brirk?" .
•'Yes. I saw hiin. He's our eoach. Am t
he splendid?" Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A Teacher's Testimony.
Hinton, K> , (><t. 30th (Special).—It
has long been claimed that Diabetes is in-
curable, but Mr. E. J. Thompson, teach-
er in the Hinton school, has pleasing evi-
dence to the contrary. Mr. Thompson
had Diabetes. He took Dodd's Kidney
Pills and is cured. In a statement he
makes regarding his cure Mr. Thompson
"I was troubled with my kidneys for
more than two years, and was treated by
two of the best doctors in this part of the
state. They claimed 1 had Diabetes and
there was little to he done for me. Then
1 started to u*e Dodd's Kidney Pills, and
what they did for me was wonderful, it
ie entirely owing to Dodd's Kidney Pills
that 1 am now enjoying good health."
Many doctors still maintain that Dia-
betes is incurable. But Diabetes is a kid-
ney disease, and the kidney disease that
Dodd's Kidney Pills will not cure has yet
to be discovered.
One proof that fortune as well nn love i*
blind is the persistency with which she con
tinues to pass us by and bestow her favors
K C BAKING POWDER.
The Best Example of What a Pure
Baking Powder Should Be.
A popular and efficient baking powder
requires two things first, that the food
made with it shall be absolutely whole
eome; second, that it shall be sold at a
it must be remembered that baking pow-
der is not an article of diet any more
than compressed yeast.
One well-known brand, K C Baking
Fowder, is sold under a $500,000 guaran-
tee of its healthfulnesM and purity. There
can be no doubt that a baking powder
so guaranteed is wholesome and reliable.
Even if it did remain in the food it could
do nothing but good.
With regard to price, a baking powder
as efficient and wholesome as is possible
to make can be sold, at a fair profit, for
one cent an ounce. If it costs more the
price is exorbitant.
Millions of pounds of K C linking Pow
der, made by the Jaques Manufacturing
Company of Chicago, have been sold at
the above iigurc all over the country; and
K C offers the best example at present
on the market of what a good baking
powder should be, both in respect of qual-
ity and reasonable price.
If there be any truer measure of a man
than by what he does, it must be by what
he gives.— South.
WILD WITH ECZEMA
And Other Itching, Burning, Scaly
Eruptions, with Loss of Hair—
Speedily Cured by Cuticura.
Bathe the affected parts with hot water
and Cuticura Soap, to cleanse the sur-
face of crusts and stales and soften t.u
thickened cuticle; dry, without hard rub
bing, and apply Cuticura Ointment freely,
to allay itching, irritation and inflamma-
tion, and soothe and lual; and. lastly,
take Cuticura Resolvent Pills to cool and
cleanse the blood. A single set. costing
but $1.00, is often sufficient to cure the
most torturing, disfiguring skin, s< lp and
blood humors, with loss of hair, when all
High finance is when your money
up like a rocket and conies down in «•
body else's pocket.
Go East via the Nickel Plate Road.
Lowest rates via the Nickel Plate lloaii
end its eastern connections to all points
in Eastern and New England Mates.
Three elegant through trains daily t
Cleveland, Buffalo, New York and Boston
Meals served in Dining Cars on the Indi
vidua] Club Plan, at prices ranging from
?;') cents to $1.00. Also service a la carte
Luxurious Sleeping Cars on all trains. N<
excess fare charged on any train on tin
Nickel Plate Rpad.and service as good a-
the best. For full information regarding
rates, connections, sleeping ear reserva
tions, etc.t address J. Y. Calahan, General
Agent, 113 Adams Ft Chicago, ill.
If a man is well drilled, it augurs that
hr won't be bored.—Los Angeles HeraM
Good housekeepers u«e the best. That's
why they buy Red Cross Ball Blue. At
leading grocers, 5 cents.
A man's good intentions seldom add to hi;
ini ■ me ( Fiicag > I )a j Ntn -
Do not believe Piso's Cure for Consump-
tion has an equal for coughs and colds.—«J
F. Boyer, Trinifcj Springi, Ind. Feb. 10,1000,
Don't try to add to your stature by
standing on your dignity.
Don't spoil your clothes. Use Red Cross
Ball Blue and keep them white as snow
All grocers, 5 cents a package.
Walking delegates usually ride at the
expense of others.
Of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, the
Great Woman's Remedy for Woman's Ills.
No Need to Speak.
Katie—Tell me, Edith, what did you
ray when Charlie proposed?"
Edith—Oh, there was 110 occasion for
me to : av anything. Charley had said all
tjiat was necessary.—Royal AWagazino.
A Kansas City Woman's Terrible Experi-
ence With Kidney Sickness.
Mrs. Mary Cogin, 20th St. and Cleve
land Ave., Kansas City, Mo., says
"For years 1 was run down, weak
lame and sore.
The kidney se-
cretions w re
ptiffed up my
sight to behold.
me up, but I
Pills, and the
mo so that I have been well ever since,
and have had a fine baby, the first in
five that was not prematurely born."
Bold by all dealers. 60 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Uultalo, N. Y.
No other female medicine in the world has received such widespread aa<
No other medicine has such a record of cures of female troubles or sue!
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