The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 24, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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The Subduing of Philada
BY CLARA HAENCHEN.
(Copyright, loon, l>y Daily Story 1-ub. Co.)
"1 have wilt for you to draw up
now will," ((included Miss Asbury,
waling herself and motioning her
companion to do likewise.
"I heard it rumored—" ventured
"That 1 intended disinheriting
l'hihida as too frivolous to he trusted
with the Ashury estate?" she smiled.
i "And I did not contradict the ru-
mor. As I Mi Marin's aunt, and only
living relative, I can hardly say I
have had nil easy time of it Bince he-
coming her guardian five years ago."
"You were too kind-hearted and
spoiled her—making her self-willed
and—n«d unmanageable," he fal-
tered, catching a gleam of laughter
in the gray eyes bent upon him. The
lawyer had been one of the first vic-
tims to fall before IMiilnda's charms,
and liari never forgiven her refusal
of his heart and hand.
"Philada is a dear—when she hns
her own way," lnughed the lady. "I
Boon realized my lack of control and
therefore wished to see her safelv
married. I must admit it wasn't for
lack of opportunity," and again the
gleam flitted across her face.
"There was Mr. Van Courtenev—
well-to-do and so sensible—until he
met Philada. When she refused him
he threatened to shoot her and him-
self, and what do you suppose the
"As Miss Philada never wivs or
does what other people would be like-
ly to do it is useless to guess," lie re-
" 'Shoot!' she cried angrily, 'but
I'll have nothing more to do with
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. JANUARY 34, !Q<>7.
"Help Me Down!" She Commanded.
you in the next world than I would
in this.' Wastl'l that clever?"
"Very," lie commented rirvlv.
"Of course that upset his gravity
and the would-be tragedy ended in a
laugh. And so it went on -young
men came, admired, and were sent
away until I was completely out of
patience. lMiilria had refused, or
was at outs, with every eligible man
in town and time was hanging rather
heavily 011 her hands when it was
announced that Larry Driimnioiuh
who had made quite a name for
himself abroad as 1111 artist, was to
spend the summer at, the old home-
stead. I told IMiihla that I would
not stand for any carryings on with
a long-haired artist; if a practical
business mar was not good enough
for her I'd have no sprouting gen-
iuses spooning around—and I meant
"Well, they met at a garden party
—but he wasn't a bit like I had pic-
tured him. 11 is hair was short and
there was nothing about him or his
clothing different from the other
men except perhaps his manners,
\Jiich were more charming and
"lie didn't call the next day as
pile expected, nor the next week,
which rather surprised her but she
didn't suv anything. Then lie began
dropping in casual like but as far as
1 could see there was no love mak-
"Perhaps someone had wnmml
liini," suggested the lawyer, with a
smile of satisfaction.
"As yon will see. Meantime 1 had
grown ijuitc fond of the lad and was
sorry the time of bis departure was
drawing near. One afternoon I left
them in the inusic-r 11 trying over
some songs, and taking a book I
went out into the arbor. I must
have dozed for the first thing I heard
was a slight thump and Lam's voice
saying, 'There, now I want to talk
seriously with you for a moment.'
" 'Ilelp me down this instant,' im-
peratively demanded Philada.
'"You look very graceful
there,' he replied, lazily.
"I rose to leave the arbor but sank
back at the sight that mot my eyes.
For there was Philada perched upon
the high pedestal, from which the
storm had blown the fern the night
before, and 011 the grass facing her
snt Larry. Larry is six feet three
and no doubt had tossed her up as he
would a child.
"'Help me down,' she com-
" 'I must return to my studio next
month. J have been thinking the
matter over and concluded 1 should
like to take you back with me as my
wife,' lie continued, not heeding her.
"For a moment she was speechless.
" 'Xo doubt you would,' she re-
" 'That would give you a month to
get ready. 1 loved you the first time
I saw you but after hearing how you
treated the other boys 1 determined
to make sure of a winning game. I
know ypu love me—'
"'Such audacity I This looks like
it,' she taunted.
Good Words to Ambitious Young sary, on occasion; who can be
trusted to do their best without
Written for Kansas Day Number of Farmers
Mail uiul llreeze by K. I). Coburn.
Looking out and about 1110 on
the New Year I see nothing that
is more evident than the splendid
opportunities for careers of use-
fulness and of large things—just
as large as they choose to make
them—that confront our young
men, who are favored so by being
in and of the world at such a
time. Instead of accepting the
whine of the pessimist that
there are 110 chances nowadays
for those of the rising genera-
tion, I am persuaded that no
other age of the world has
offered so much for those deter-
mined to win and willing to work, j
Put they must not lose sight
of the words "determined,"
"willing," and "work;" for, not
withstanding the opportunities
that are irrepressibly thrusting
themselves from every direction
upon the attention and into the
hands of our youth, I see but a
relatively barren future for the
vast throng who will expect to
evade persistent effort; who are
without determination, without
willingness that involves patient,
plodding toil, in good measure,
and who dodge work on the
theory that the world owes them
a living, or that they can obtain
it because of a writ superior to
that of their contemporaries.
[A New Deal
Having been appointed agents for one of
the best loan companies in Oklahoma as can
make you a loan on your farm at the best
terms offered in Kingfisher or Garfield coun-
ties. Here are some of the features:
"'You were too proud to show it j Such as these may exist,
when you thought 1 didn't care,' he they will not be living, in an age
went on relentlessly. 'How does j that not only can give but will ex
Wednesday appeal to you as a wed- so much.
ding ri,i\ ! There is not at this time an in-
It docsn t appeal to me at nil,1
and if you don't help me down im-:terest anywhere but is more or
mediately—I'll jump!' I less hampered by want of more
"'Oh, I wouldn't do that,' he ad-' competent help in places from
vised soothingly. 'You might sprain the lowest to the highest, and
your ankle and that would delay our which interest would not employ
wedding journey. Where shall we it instantly, if available, at an ad-
spend our honeymoon?' vance over any scale of pay here-
Such assurance 1 never heard! t0f,)re recognized. This is true
I will jump,'she cried angrily.
"'(iive me your promise, dear,
and I'll lift you down,' he pleaded , . „
tonilt-rlv enterprises. Secretary Wilson
"'Never!' snapped Philada, try-'of the National Department of
ing to turn on the pedestal. ' j Agriculture, who has 6,000 em-
" 'Don't do that. You will fall,' i ployes of high and low degree,
[ in government positions, incor-
poration employ and in private
he cautioned. 'You have caught up
your dress in twisting and several
inches of.—of a very shapely ankle is
exposed. There is a man coming.
Promise,' he cried, rising" and stand-
ing in front <jf her.
"'I won't,'protested Philada tear-
fully. 'You're a brute.'
"'lie is almost here. It's the
handsome minister. Quick!' he com-
"Philada gave one glance back-
ward. 'Take me down,' she wailed,
"He had her in his arms and
closed her lips with a kiss just as the
scandalized minister rein-lied them.
"'Oil, Mr. Hurnhtnn, you're just
the man we want to see,' exclaimed
Larrv joyfully. 'Miss Asbury has
promised to become mv wife a month
from to-dav and we desire you to
perform the ceremony.' *
" 'Only too happy, I am sure,' he
stammered, offering his congratula-
tolls me the market is constantly
bare, or worse than bare, of such
men as tie needs, and the great
corporations are all the time re-
fusing men, to the extent of
thousands daily, who are unfit
for the places sought, while im-
portant work at high figures is
going undone, or being inefli-
cienily done, because men of
proper qualifications are not to
be had Eve \y university, col-
lege, church, business house,
shop and farm is wanting better,
more capable, reliable, sober men
than can be found, and these
conditions, intensified, are likely
to continue indefinitely.
Positions are going to need, as
they do now, young men t.f the
right sort fully as much as the
young men will need the positions
This however will not tie appli-
j cable to the youth v\h - gi v their
"Philada opened her lips to pro-|st th l() t|lP
tost, but the numor of the situation' . . f .
, , , , counters of citfur stores, spend
overcame her anger, and that 8 whv:„ . , , *
, . . \ ... , their time in pool halls; devote
I want to change my will leaving 1 % '
half of the estate to Philada and tV,r ""^gies to coloring briai
half to her husband, for the man
capable of subduing her so diplomat-
ically lias niv sincere admiration and
I feel sure will look after the prop-
wood pipe or decorating their
tingers with cigarette stains, or
wl o think it manly to drink
whisky. The ones for whom
there will be insistent demand
in far larger numbers tlmn ever
before are the stalwart, willing
fellows with integrity} clear
By a speci il arrangement with
the publisln r of The New Idea
1 tuiiwna mil iu , ( i^icai
Vlae:az ne. wt* are om rin<r to send 11 • i i i ,
, \ i 4, 7> brains, clem rrnnds. and clean
that Matrnzine and tho Clipper . . ...
both one year for *1 10. It is bodies; who have set high stand-
one of the best magazines of its
class mibii-hed A condition of
this offer is that subscriptions to
the Cupper must be paid in full
and the $1 10 will pay a year in
advance. This offer will last but
a few weeks.
being watched; who always give
full measure, or more, without
the asking, and whose ears are
not too deliciately nttuned for
hearing the 5 o'clock whistle.
On the other hand this century
is likely to be most unsatisfac-
tory for the sluggard, tho fellow
who studies least and strives
least; who always thinks of him-
self as overworked and under-
paid, and who is afraid of doing
too much or woiking overtime.
The men who have attained emi-
nence in public and private af
fairs in thi! past century have!
b en diligent in their business;
those who attain in the years to
come must be even more dili
gent, and those who consent to
be less have already and there
by written failure over the
threshold of their careers. Put
for the man of will and work all
things are within reach.
Simply Playing Politics.
Oklahoma < Mty Times-Journal.
"Put there are too many mem-
bers, however, who take lln5m
selves too seriously,—too many
who are contentions for trifles.
Too much effort is employed in
arguing over minor matters.
There is too much posing, too
much straining for small points.
A constitution is not a complete
building-, with every nail driven
in and puttied over, with every
shingle fastened on, and all the
porches in order. It is rather a
foundation, a framework, upon
and around which a building is
to be constructed; and if the con-
vention wastes its lime in these
minor matters, they are likely to
leave the frame work incomplete
and the foundat ion poorly p'aced.''
The foregoing is taken from a
lengthy article written by Free
man Miller for his paper the
People's Progress. What Mr.
Miller saw in that visit has been
seen by every person who has
read the accounts o'f the work-
ing of that body arid of the antics
of many of the members. From
the very first the members start-
ed out, to answer every criticism
and thousands of dollars have
been squandered in absurd
denials. The statement in the
Oklahoma.!! that Henry Asp had
won the first victory in the con
vention so angered several of the
members that they denounced
several democratic papers and
one of the delegates expelled the
Oklahoman from the democratic
goat ranch.' This little statement
by the Oklahoman so inc. used
those democratic kids that they
actually reconsidered the work j ^
done wherein Asp was alleged to two cent passenger fare instead How to Deal with the Butchcr,
Money is til ways ready as soon as the pa
pers can be put on record.
You do not. have to pay interest twice ayar
but have the use of the money a full year
before you have to pay for it.
Examiners look for the good points of your
farm and loan all it is good security for.
Priviledgo granted to pay $100 or any
multiple thereof at any interest payment
after one year WITHOUT NO TICE.
These are some of the good points about
our loan company. Call at our office and let
us tell you all about it.
YOURS VERY TRULY,
Bash & Miller Realty Co.,
|F YOU have no checking-account, -and wish
to pay somebody a certain sum oi money,
deposit the amount in this bank an<l take a
certificate of deposit; this jcrtificiite you
will turn over to the party -inrne as money.
Owintr to their safety and emveniem'e, our •jcr'.iflTatfts are being used In
the purchase of property in the < akin# of loans, in the )<eyi tent of debts,
taxes, etc. Wo issue eertitlcnteH for any deslreJ ouni. We make no
ohnrKC for this kimi of business
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Hennessey. Okla.
have won a victory, and ufoditied i of leaving such things to the
it and then every one of Ihe 100
statesmen stood up, arched their
eyebrows, wagged their heads
and explained '-There!"
From morning till night they
play |olitics when they are not
plaving horse. Party caucuses
come every day and not one
motion is made hutHluit its effect
iu th« coming campaign on them
selves and their friends is con-
sidered, Because they are play-
ing politics they lose sight of the
real purpose of a constitution.
They are not satisfied to fix
powers and limitations for legis-
lature, but strive to secure coin
plete enactments so they can
tell the public wh.it they have
done. Four tifihs of the talk be
fore that convention has been ho-
ards for themselves and their j some act which is purely legis-
work, and are studious. Men | lative. They fear to leave any-
who are not afraid nor ashamed j thing undone but proceed in
to work with head and hands their egotism to suggest a code
more tliau eight hours a day, or jot laws.
legislature. They propose to
provide for state publication of
school books, a primary election
taw, complete regulation of rail
roads, etc., all < f which should
be left to the legislature where
alone these subjects can safely
and wisely be handled. "Why do
these people v isli-to make laws
instead of prescribing rules for
members of legislatures to make
them? Simply because tl.ey are
These men have spent little
time in discussing the advisabil
ity of granting or withholding
power from legislature but their
discussions are mostly on small
points in a bill which is pure
1< gislation. It is ur fortunate
that these men are not of the
statu re of statesmen who could
discuss constitutional questions
alone and rot ii significant
features of a law which l as no
even twice eight hours if neces- They propose to provide for a business before that body.
It is quite as true that wisdom
is moi ey as that time is money,
and jo vcr so true as when deal-
ing wi th the huteher. To know
how to boy a pieceof beef that will
cost oiily twenty cents but when
cooked ari glit will be as delicious
and as n<> arishing as one which
cost forty cents means money to
the house wife. Many house-
wives, however, donoteven know
one cut of.' beef from another ex-
cept us the- butcher labels it.
Along ti est* lines a series of
articles in the New Idea
Woman's M agazine is giving
information. Miss llizabethW.
Morrison, the -well-known writer
on food topic*, talks of "The
Hind Quarter -of Beef" in the
February numbc\ showing by
diagrams where et ch cut lies and
following ihe gent ral treatment
of ti e subject by a number of
good recipes, sucli as pot roast
and beefsteak rolls. -The future
will take up veal ar.d la.i>b in the
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