The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 3, 1907 Page: 2 of 8
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0. H. Miller, Publiiher.
Culebra CJt is the unklndest cut of
The prune crop this year Is bigger
than ever before. How does tills strike
the boarders? asks the Buffalo Times.
A famous western medium has rais-
ed ker prices. No doubt she has to
keep her spirits up.
Prof. Kovalevsky says that the quiet
in Russia is only on the surface. A
long-distance observer cannot see It
Evidences are beginning to multiply
that only an American heiress of the
extreme degree can really afford to
marry a titled foreigner.
Now that they have women bandits
in Pittsburg, the millionaire steel mag-
nates cannot he blamed for everything
that happens in that city.
The apple crop of the United States
is figured at 38,000,000 barrels this
year. Hut you will not suspect it If
you go to the market to buy a peek.
One of Washington's body servants
died at Alexandria, Va., a few days ago,
As the years go by the fact is im-
pressed upon us more and more that
the list of Washington's- body serv-
ants was very large.
The dusky warriors of Somaliland.
Central Africa, when engaged in war-
fare, exist entirely on a species of
nut, about twice the size of a walnut.
Twenty of them are a day's rations
for a warrior, and lie ents them boiled.
A floating theater is In course of
construction for service on the Rhine.
A seating capacity of 2,600 is to be
provided, and one of the chief nitric
tlons planned for this floating house
of amusement Is the engagement of
an Italian opera company, it is pro-
posed to tow the novel theater from
tow^i to town.
Queer things happen In the east, but
ev«i a world accustomed to oriental
eccentricities was not prepared to be-
lieve it was really true that the sultan
of Morocco has appointted Raisnli. the
bandit, to the governorship of a prov-
ince with the rank of pasha. That was
the story which came from Morocco,
but a Tangier correspondent of a Co-
logne newspaper puts in a denial.
Such an Incident might suggest a plot
for a comic opera.
Z?j/ DAVID 6EAHAM PHILLIPS, Author of "THECOSFitc
(CXVVa/. J90S Iyifi*
Commander Peary has the American
quality of determination, at any rate.
It is given out that he will make an-
other attempt to reach the north pole.
In his last venture lie went within 200
miles or less of the much-sought spot,
and it is generally believed that had
his dogs held out he could have sue
ceeded. Perhaps next time he will
take all the dogs that can lie utillz-d,
either as draught animals or for food.
The advantage of the arctic canine Is
that lie can be used either way.
Caliph, the hippopotamus In the New
York Central park zoo. was recently
moved to winter quarters In the lion
house, and has been sick ever since
he has been living indoors. Ills keep-
er diagnosed It as acute idlgestion, and
Caliph received medical treatment in
the shape of a bucket of castor oil.
Like 99 per cent, of humanity. Caliph
has an aversion to castor oil. A wedge
of wood to pry open Caliphs mouth
and a hand force pump ovt rcame his
aversion, and. before tin' crowd that
tilled the Hon house, Head
Keeper Snyder pumped in a
whole bucketful of castor oil.
The president of Hryn Mawr college.
Miss Thomas, says she places the
hazer on the same plane with the per-
son who hurts birds, tortures kittens
or teases a baby. In welcoming the
Incoming class of 120 girls she said
that the college had been free of those
ron.her forms of hazing which, unfor-
tunately, had existed In sister colleges,
such as putting the girls under the
pump, standing on their heads and
tearing oft their clothes. But that
these crude forms of hazing exist
among the young lady students of
America will surprise many. Tin •>
should take lessons from West Point
of the past or the Harvard of the pre.-,
There is a curious old marke: nea:
Paris In which everything Is sold at
second-hand Working girls can lit
themselves out there from head to
foot. As a writer says Mai., can
sell her old felt hat and buy a straw
one, exchange her old dress for a new
one, and if she likes, buy a steak and
a salad for her dinner, a paper bag of
fried potatoes, weets, and some flow
ers for her window. Democracy Is
king here, and no more attention i-
paid to the millionaire who is looking
for something marvelous, which he
may pick up cheap, thah to the man
with the wooden leg who wants a new
left boot in exchange for a dozen sar
dine tins, line gloves and a stocking, '
3i_ACI<L0CK GOES INTO TRAIN-
1 shall never forget the smallest
detail of that dinner—it was a purely
"family" affair, only the Kllerslys and
I. I can feel now the oppressive nt
mospliere, the look ns or Impending
sacrilege upon the faces of the old
servants; 1 can see Mrs. lOllersly try
ing to condescend to be "gracious,'
and treating me as ir 1 were some sort
of museum freak or menagerie exhibit.
1 can see Anita. She was like a statue
of snow; she spoke not a word; If she
lifted her eyes, I failed to note it. And
when 1 was leaving—I with my collar
wilted from the fierce, nervous strain
I had been enduring—Mrs. Hllersly, in
that voice of hers Into which I don't
believe any shade of a real human
emotion ever penetrated, said; "You
must come to see us, Mr. Hlacklock.
We are always at. home after five."
I looked at Miss Ellarsly. She was
white to the lips now, and the span-
gles on her white dress seemed bits
of ice glittering there. She said noth-
ing; but 1 knew she felt my look, and
that it froze the Ice the more closely
In around her heart. "Thank you, I
I B'umbled In the hall; I almost fell
down i!v broad steps. 1 stopped at
the first bar ayd took three drinks In
quick succession. I went on down
the avenue, breathing like an exhaust-
ed swimmer. "I'll give her up! I
cried aloud, so upset was 1.
} am a man of impulse; but I have
trained myself not to be a creature of
Impulse, at least not lu matters of 1m
portance. Without that patient and
painful schooling, 1 shouldn't have got
where 1 now am; probably I'd still be
blacking boots, or sheet-writing for
some bookmaker, or clerking It for
some broker. Before I got my rooms,
the night air and my habit of the
"sober second thought" had cooled nie
back to rationality.
"I want her, 1 need her," 1 was say-
ing to myself. "I am worthier ol her
than are those mincing manikins she
has been bred to regard as men. She
is for me—she belongs to me. 1 11
abandon her to no smirking puppet
who'd wear her as a donkey would a
diamond. Why should I do myself
and her an injury simply because she
has been too badly brought up to
know her own interest?"
When this was clear to me I sent
for my trainer, lie was one of those
spare, wiry Englishmen, with skin like
tanned and painted hide—brown ex-
cept where the bones seem about to
push their sharp angles through, and
there a frosty, winter apple red. lie
dressed like a Deadwood gambler, lie
talked like a stable boy; but for all
that, you couldn't fail to see he was
a gentleman born and bred. Yes. lie
was a gentleman, though lie mixed
profanity Into his ordinary llow of
conversation more liberally than did
I when In a rage.
1 stood up before liim, threw my
coat hack, thrust my thumbs into my
trousers pockets and slowly turned
about like a ready-made tailor's dum-
my. "Monson," said I. "what do you
think of me?"
lie looked me over as if I were a
hor.>i> he was about to buy. "Sound.
I'd say," was his verdict. "Good
wind—uncommon good wind. A goer,
and a stayer. Not a lump. Not a bail-
out of place." lie laughed. Action j
a bit high perhaps- for the track. But ,
a grand reach."
I know all that." said 1. "You miss
my point. Suppose you wanted ti'
titer me for—say, the Society Sweep-
"I'm—um," he muttered reflectively.
"Pon't I look—sort of—new as it
the varnish was still sticky and might
come off on the ladies dresses and on
the line furniture?"
"Oil—that!" said he dubiously. But
all those kinds of things are matters
"Out with it!" I commanded. "Don't
got no time to lose. I must be on
my way down the aisle Inside of three
months. I give you a free hand. I'll
do just what you say."
"The job's out oi' my line," he pro-
"I know better," said 1. "I've al-
ways seen the parlor under the stable
In you eli begin right away. What
do you think of these clothes?"
"Well—they're not exactly noisy,"
he said. "But—they're far from si-
lent. That waistcoat " He stopped
good-naturedly. "How about my man
"Not so bad," said he. "Not so
rotten bad. Hut—when you're polite,
you're a little too polite; when you re
not polite, you "
"Show where I came from too plain
ly?" said 1. "Speak right out—hit
good and hard. Am I too frank for
"You needn't bother about that, he
assured me. "Say whatever comes
into your head—only, be sure the
right sort of thing comes Into your
head. Don't talk too much about your-
self, for Instance. It's good form to
think about yourself all the time; its
bad form to let people see it in your
lulk. Say as little as possible about
your business and about what you ve
got. Don't be lavish with the l's and
"That's harder," said I. "I'm a man
who has always minded my own busi-
ness. and cared for nothing else.
What could I talk about, except my-
"Blest if I know," replied lie.
"Where you want to go, the last thing
people mind is their own business in
talk, at least. Hut you'll get on all
right if you don't worry too much
about it. You've got natural inde-
pendence, and an original way of put-
nie another nervous, timid ting things, and common sense. Don't
look lie found ll hard to believe a
man of my sort, so self-assured, would
stand the truth from a man of his
"Go on!" I commanded. "Speak out!
Mowbray L.angdon had on one twice
as loud the other day at the track."
"But perhaps you'll remember, it
was only his waistcoat that was loud
—not. hi' himself. Now, a mail of your
manner and voice and—you've got a
look out of the eyes tliat'd wake the
"Afraid!" said I. "I never knew
what it was to be afraid."
"Your nerve'll carry you through,
he assured me. "Nerve'll take a man
"You never said a truer tiling In
your life," said I. "It'll take him wher-
ever he wants, and, after he's there,
it'll get him whatever he wants."
And with that, 1, thinking of my
plans and of bow sure I was of suc-
■<\v 'J lii \\W%
•srpposE vor wanted to enter me for -say the society
sweepstakes -what then?"
An Indiana man lias grown a fin •
crop of hair on a head that had been
bald for 20 years by merely going
about last summer without a hut. It
must have been the piychotogolical
moment, etc., with the Indiana man,
for a lot of hair didn't grow on other
bald heads that were left uncovered.
.lead all bv itself. Peaple can feel , cess, began to march up and down
, on coming before they hoar you. j the office with my cheS; tli.-wn out
When they feel and hear and see all —until 1 caught myself at it. 1 hat
together it's like a brass band In stopped me, set nie tiff in a laugh at
scarlet uniform, with a seven-foot, my own expense, he joining in wm- -
drum major. If your hair j kind of heartiness
wasn't so black and your eyes so
steel-blue and sharp and your teeth so
big and strong and white, and your
jaw such a —such a—jaw ■"
I see the point," said I And I did
"You'll find you won't need to tell me
many things twice. I've got a busy
day before nie here; so we'll have to
1 did list
The production of gold In the mines
of South Africa for the month of .line
was the greatest ever recorded. In the
first six months of the current ymir
the production was nearly $v>,U00,ot) 1
greater than In the corresponding
time last year.
be afraid. I'm not one of those damn ^ suspend this until you come to dlnr
fools that ask for criticism when tlicy with me at eight- -at my rooms,
want only flattery, as you ought to
know by this time. I'm aware of my
good points, know how good they are
better than anybody else In the world.
And 1 suspect my weak points—al-
ways did. I've got on chiefly because
1 made people tell me to my face what
they'd rather have grinned over be-
hind my back."
"What's your game?" asked Monson.
"I'm in the dark."
"I'll tell you. Monson. I hired you
to train horses. Now 1 want to hire
you to train me, too. As it's double
work, it's double pay."
"Say on," said he, "and say It
"I want to marry." 1 explained. I
want to inspect all the offerings before
I decide. You are to train nie so that
1 can go among the herds that d shy
off from me If 1 wasn't on to their lit
He looked suspiciously at me, doubt-
loss thinking this some new develop
ment of "American humor."
"1 mean it," 1 assured him "I'r.i
going to train, and tral" hard. I've
So ended the lirst lesson—tlie first
of a long series.
ON THE TRAIL OF LANGDON.
1 had Monson with me twice each
week-day—early In the morning and
want von to put In the time well. Co a Main alter business hours
I,, nn house in the country and then time. Also he speut the whole ot
to 111V apart ment; take my valet | every Saturday and Sunday with nie.
with von; look through all my belong | He developed astonishing dextiiit
IIU'S -shirts, ties, socks, trou.rs. as a teacher, and as soon as he leal-
waistcoats, clothes of every kind i .ed that I had no false pride and was
Throw out every rag you think doesn't tlioreughly In earnest, he handled me
lit in with what I want to be. How s without gloves Ilk
1 was proud of it, 1 had been taking ,
more or less pains with my mode
of speech for a dozen years. "Ilather
too good." said he. "But that's bet-
ter than making the breaks that nn nt
regarded as good form."
-Good form!" I exclaimed Tlia s
It! Thai's what I want! What does I
■good form' mean?"
lie laughed. "You can search ne
said he. "1 could easier tell you - any
thing else. It's what everybody lueou
nlzes on sight, and nobody knows how
to describe. It's like the difference
between a cultivated 'jlms:\n' v-eed
and a wild one."
"Like the difference between Moo- |
bray l.angdon and me." I suggested f
lind.i that Ills pupil has the grit
of a i rofesslonal. It was easy enough
i\.; n,t io grasp the theory of my new
luisine s it was nothing more than
i t natural." Hut the rub came In
' ing myself naturally of the right
sort. I had—as I suppose every man
] intelligence and decent Instincts
ia disposition to be friendly and
iiniple But my manner was by na-
a ' what you might call abrupt. My.
•ot very easy task was to learn the j
.ibtle difference between the abrupt
tuft injects a tonic Into social Inter-
,• iiirse. and the abrupt that makes the
, her p< ison shut up with a feeling of
self-assertlveness was beyond curc. As
1 said to him; "I'm afraid you might
easier succeed in reducing my chest
measure." But we worked away at
it, and perhaps my readers may dis-
cover even in this narrative, though
it is necessarily egotistic, evidence ot
at least an honest effort not to be
baldly boastful. Monson would have
liked to make of me a self-deprecating
sort of person—such as he himself,
with the result that the other fellow
always got the prize and he got left.
But I would have none of it.
All this time I was giving myself—
or thought 1 was giving myself-
chiefly to my business, as usual. I
know now that the new interest had
in fact crowded the tilings down town
far into the background, had Impaired
my judgment, had suspended my com-
mon sense; but 1 had no inkling of
this then. The most important mat-
ter that was occupying me down town
was pushing textile up toward par.
Langdon's doubts, little though they
influenced me, still made eaough of an
impression to cause me to test the
market. 1 sold for him at ninety, as
he had directed; I sold in quantity
every day. But no matter how much
1 unloaded, the price showed no ten-
dency to break.
"This," said 1 to myself, "Is a testi-
monial to the skill with which I lire-
pared for my bull campaign. And
that seemed to me—all unsuspicious
as I then was—a sufficient explanation
of the steadiness of the stock which
1 had worked to establish in the public
I felt that, if my matrimonial plans
should turn out as I confidently ex-
pected, I should need a much larger
fortune than I had—for 1 was deter-
mined that my wife should have an
establishment second to none. Ac-
cordingly, I enlarged my original
plan. I had intended to keep close to
Langdon in that plunge; 1 believed 1
controlled the market, but 1 hadn t
been in Wall street twenty years with-
out learning that the worst thunder-
bolts fall from cloudless skies. With-
out being in the least suspicious of
Langdon, and simply acting on the
general principle that surprise and
treachery are part of the code of high
finance, I had prepared to guard, first,
against being taken in the rear by a
secret, change of plan on Langdon's
part, and second, against being in-
volved and overwhelmed by a sudden
secret attack on him from some asso-
ciate of Ills who might think he had
laid himself open to successful raid-
The market is especially dangerous
toward Christmas and in the spring—
toward Christmas the big fellows olt-
en juggle the slocks to get the money
for their big Christmas gifts and
alms; toward spring the motive is, of
course, the extra summer expenses of
their families and the commencement
gifts to colleges. It was now late in
I say, I had intended to be cautious.
I abandoned caution and rushed in
boldly, feeling that the market was,
in general, safe and that textile was
under my control—and that 1 was one
of the kings of high finance, with my
lucky star in the zenith. 1 decided to
continue my bull campaign on my own
account for two weeks after I_ had un-
loaded for Langdon, to continue it un-
til the stock was at par. I had no
difficulty in pushing it to ninety-seven,
and I was not alarmed when I found
myself loaded up with it, quoted at
ninety-eight for the preferred and
thirty for the common. 1 assumed
that I was practically its only sup-
porter and that it would slowly settle
hack as 1 slowly withdrew my sun-
To my surprise, the slock did not
yield immediately under niy efforts to
depress it. I sold more heavily; tex-
tile continued to show a tendency to
rise. I sold still more heavily; it
broke a point or two, then steadied
and rose again. Instead of sending
out along my secret lines for inside
information, as I should have (lone,
and would have done had I not been
la a state of hypnotized judgment—I
went to Langdon! 1 who had been
studying those scoundrels for twenty-
odd years, and dealing directly with
and for thetn for ten years!
lie wasn't at his office; they told
me there that they didn't know
whether he was at his town house or
at his place in the country—"prob-
ably in the country," said his down
town secretary, with elaborate care-
lessness. "He wouldn't be likely to
stay away from the office or not to
send for me, if he were in town, mould
it takes an uncommon good liar to
lie to me when I'm on the alert. As I
was determined to s:-e Langdon, I was
In so far on the alert. And 1 felt tlio
fellow was lying. "That's reasonable,
said I "Call me up, If you hear from
him. I want to see him—important,
but not immediate." And 1 went away,
having left the Impression
would make no further effort
I went up to his house. You, no
doubt, have often seen and often ad
mired its beautiful facade, so simple
that it hides its own magnificence
from all but experienced eyes, so per-
fect in its proportions that it hides
the vastness of the palace of which it
is the face. I have heard men say
"I'd like to have a house—a moderate-
sized house-—one about the size of
Mowbray Langdon's—though perhaps
a little more elepant. net so plain."
"Mr. Langdon Isn't at home," said
(To bo continued.)
Rules to be Observed for Successful
Ill choosing the Incubator you will
use, do not be altogether, or mostly,
governed by prices. Get what seems
to you to be the best, and pay what-
ever price is necessary to get it. Do
not let any one talk you into any other
course, says the Indianapolis News.
Of all the necessary equipment for
poultry production, this stands first
in importance, and much of your suc-
cess will depend upon the intelligent
selection of a hatching machine.
When the machine arrives, uncrate
it carefully. Put together the different
parts according to the directions. If
you have bought a good machine the
printed instructions ror setting up and
starting will be ample. There are a
few common sense points, however,
which will serve to save time and
Put the incubator in a cellar or
room where there is a pretty even
temperature and good ventilation.
Even the best machines will do better
work in such a place than when sub-
jected to sudden and severe changes.
The eggs, also will suffer less fiom
abrupt and frequent variations while
turning. Keep the lamp wicks clean
and trim as often as necessary to do
this. Trimming every day is unnec-
essary. With good oil, every third
day is often enough.
Do not fuss too mucli over the tem-
perature. It can vary a degree or two
either way and do no harm. 1 he eggs
mav run as low as 50 degrees for
some hours and then hatch well. He-
ware of overheating. It Is more un-
natural, and, hence, more harmful.
The very best advice is to do the nec-
essary work expeditiously, keep the
lamp clean, the room well aired, and
forget to putter and worry.
How It Can Be Done Without Injury
to the Dees.
Last fall, when I began packing my
bees for winter, I found that my shed
was not long enough to pack them all
in, so I began to plan some easy way
to pack seven colonies that I had out
in front of my shed, writes a contrib-
utor to Bee Culture. These hives are
standing on what I call trestles, made
by driving some large stakes In the
ground and nailing some 2x0 pieces to
each row of stakes running east and
west, the hives facing the south, so I
placed the hives just the right dis-
tance apart, then took some three-foot
hoards I had and laid a board down
. r ,
Women Less Than Cattle.
The Kaffirs think le.;a of their wive3
than they do of their rattle. They do
not allow the women to go ne.<r the
having been Insulted. ' i kraal where they keep tl.-.r ii'iimals.
I lien, thole was u . i and if a cow die • Hie* itrle •• more
:;o In conversation. Monson found,
ih.it « v i.vi'rtiiHtln" than they do when a wom n dies.
xa I soon naw, that niv everittsun0 i
Outside Shelter for Bees.
between each hive flat on the trestles.
The rfouth ends of the boards are just
even with the front ends of the hives,
and the north end extends out one
foot further north than the hives do.
Then 1 drove some stakes in a row at
the north end of these boards. These
stakes can he six or eight feet apart.
1 nailed a broad plank to the south
side of these stakes. The lower edge
of this plank was just one inch higli-
r than the boards that 1 laid on the
trestle. This plank serves for a back
wall to hold the straw.
Now remember that there is about
one foot of space between this plank
and the back end of the hives, and
that there is an open space between
these boards just back of each hive,
so to make a floor without any holes
big enough to leak straw. I lay
boards back of the hives across the
nds of the boards that are laid be-
tween the hives; the rest of the work
is done just like packing them in a
shed, except, of course, the roof. The
straw is about one foot deep on top of
the hives. Then I laid a large rail on
top of the straw at the front end, and a
small rail on the back part of the
straw. 1 then covered it by laying
long boards across the top of the
straw so the water would run north;
then I put heavy weights on the
boards to hold them to their place.
The roof must have plenty of slope. T
notice quite a number of bee-keepers
have their hives resting on trestles
or scaffolds, and I must say that they
When working with your bees, in-
stead of setting frames down on the
ground one can set them on the
trestle and lean them up against* the
hive; and when winter comes I can
pack my bees in straw without mov-
ing thejn very much. This way of
wintering is a cheap one, and it has
proven to be safe.
If breeders of poultry would bo
more hard-hearted when fulling out
the flock they would make greater
progress in their breeding toward a
high mark. Kvery poor bird left in
the flock helps pull down the average
quality of the birds that are to be
produced in the future. The greatest
trouble in the culling is that many
poultry raiseis do ?;ot have an ideal
beforfe tliem that is definitely outlined.
Therefore they do not know just when
to draw the line in their culling oper-
ations. The culled out birds can al-
ways be disposed of at lair prices,
even ii they have uj be used on the
Get Mew Roosters.
(Jet some ik a roesiera. No matter
how good your cvvn u- chickens
will be bi tter it' you don't inbreed.
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