The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1907 Page: 3 of 8
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Mkf ScUol LeilM for March 24, 1907
luf f ully prepared for this paper.
l.KSSO.N TKXT.-Iaalah 2S;1-13. Mom-
vews 2, 4. 7, 10.
'.fM.PRN TKXT—"Wine and new
■ sne take anray the heart."—Ilosea 4:11.
TIMK —About 1J. C. ?2T>, two or three
vian, after the tragic end of the north-
-rn kingdom. H. C. 722.
—Prophecy was spoken at
.tnrmaaUen* to .Iowa there, but with part
• -HTrraRce Ssainaria and the northern
i^amnent and Suggestive Thought.
/ Terrible Object Lesson.—Vs. 1-4.
'fSe Prophet, seeing the danger threat-
>mmg his own nation front their tin-
• irikteoasness, urged them to look be-
val Uk walls of Jerusalem over to
Mk northern kingdom and observe
«kat v going on and take warning.
•irat The Material Observation
Cnu—au.—Palestine lay between the
i.tr great nations of the then known
noil—Assyria on the northeast and
Kcfjr! on the southwest. Neither
i auld rejr.il the other without going
'fcrmgb Palestine. Each wanted this
«,errow intermediate country, both as
4cfen < against the other and as a
uufe (tllce where they could gather
tfhetT foroea for attack. The Assyrians
tram th-> north were at this time in
wurthern Israel trying to capture Sa-
« ria and devastating the country,
lervsaleu'., a strong fortress, a very
<i«5bra13ar, rarely captured, and outside
tlw great highways between the
fte* great nations, felt safe. Egypt
was making overtures to Judea, and
iltr- latter had made an agreement
-ritfe iliem, which the prophet calls a
"Beeseeant with death" and an "agree-
rnmi with hell or the grave," because
rl wars. in the words of George Adams
ISaritfc, " n unhallowed, underhand in-
ingwr-, accomplished by much swind-
le g un.t false conceit of cleverness,"
"m srern agreement with the southern
< Egypt), while the open treaty
miih the northern (Assyria) was still
*a f rop." It was a covenant that
>w- from moral death, and was cer-
tain to lead to national death and de-
."rtrwtmo But the Jews seemed to be
fWrerf to rhe facts and unconscious of
tori~ Xanger, as Jonah dreaming In
the Alarm that was overwhelming the
jUrip: and Isaiah is calling to them,
"Watf, jwake thou that sleepest."
S*ct>o!l The Observations of Sins
owtf Crimes Fomented by Intemper.
*«p-— Tli* moral scourge was the rea-
son for the material desolation. Here,
as -Kaeirhere. there were two sources
•«T *f ith The God-given wealth was
■ron fruitful fields cultivated in peace
9mn HoiHts and herds and orchards
•ami legitimate commerce. This
wealth was blessed. It
wucSmf all classes. It was possible to
all *Sw were industrious, moral and
TS r other source of wealth was the
of the nations they conquered.
TVrf gathered in the flocks and herds
«iT «£hi-r lands. They brought to their
koafts the luxuries of foreign palaces
sl« ti.* garnered wealth of conquered
ria*>t This wealth was sudden, un-
etrarity distributed, > from unjust
aswves. connected with cruelty, sel-
and crime. As always, the
fVa mark was on its forehead, it
turf a curse in its heart, and it
brmieJjit an atmosphere of moral pois-
on KH was unblessed. The natural
resmJu on character and morals we
lean from Amos and llosea and
Isataij Drunkenness, debauchery, cor-
no sr a. oppression of the poor, mur-
der. profanity, lying, stealing, ran riot.
"TS.r denton of drunkenness was
eniisg out their manhood. Samaria is
srfpnwntnd under the three figures of
the "first ripe, premature fig," "the
<v/«rn pride," and the "flower of his
beauty, which is on the head
<i il - fat valley."
Learning by Experience.—-V. 7. But
the? *5sn The people of Judah, who
U4 b*en specially chosen of God
K<*.e the effects of strong drink por-
1 ra.rrtl :n this verse. (1) Erring, wan-
tiiviwK into forbidden ways and places.
(?> Kven the religious teachers are
astray (.I) They are wholly ab-
in appetite. (4) They cannot
w tfcings as they are. (5) They can-
utH correctly. The whole life
is pr«-u?rted. "Have erred through
ra«*~ The American revision trans-
Reel with wine, and stagger
ivjtji .strong drink." But Prof. Willis
J. Brtertier thinks the older translation
in man- accurate. "The point is not
lliai nobles and priests and proph-
et* present disgusting spectacles of
irunSwunciis, hut that by reason of
ilwvr convivial habits they take the
ic road, commit errors, miss the
1rafi. lose their course. The older
Iraadalions are correct, 'err,' 'are
mil f the way,' 'are gone astray.'"
"'Piif <rr in vision." Strong drink not
iml/r perverts the natural vision, but
ilv moral vision. Intemperance per-
ints the vision of right and wrong.
Vhe Iwuiness judgment, the views of
irrrtii and duty. Men do under that in-
thw i.- T what they would not do in
Skew rtRb*. mint'..
n^a Mr. Joshua Bailey, of Phila-
was in Ixindon last year, a
Tr r*wn'ative of the London Sunday
MhMt Chronicle interviewed him on
the temperance question.
•ftoea your conviction of the evils
it tfoohnt Influence you in the ehoic
•fi am glad you have asked me the
Ah a merchant I employ n
iar*p wuniber of iieople, but they are
ai« imtal abstainers. . . . If a lad
romes to sec me about a sltua-
&«« tHIs me that he drinks beer, I
«i * him that he is throwing away
tat his chances in life."
By DAVID GRAHAM PHUJJRS, Author of 7XFCOSZV/r
(CQcypii5//T J9os BQSBS-nseecz oarad/vyy
"You scoundrel!" she hissed, her
whole body shaking and her care-
fully-cultivated appearance of the gra-
cious evening of youth swallowed up
in a black cyclone of hute. "You gut-
ter-plant'. God will punish you for
the shame you have brought upon us!"
I opened the door and bowed, with-
out a word, without even the desire
to return insult for insult—had not
Anita evidently again and finally re-
jected them and chosen me? As
they passed into the private hall I ;
rang for Sanders to come and let j
them out. When 1 turned back into j
the drawing-room. Anita was seated, j
was reading a book. I waited until
I saw she was 1101 going to speak.
Then I said: "What time will you
have dinner?" But my face must '
have been expressing some of the joy
and gratitude that filled me. "She has
chosen!" I was saying to myself over
"Whenever you usually have it," she i
replied, without lookins up.
"At seven o'clock, then. You had
better tell Sanders."
I rang for him and we«t into my
little smoking-room. She had resisted
her parents' final appeal to her to re-
turn to them. She had cast in her
lot with me. "The rest can be left to
time,' said I to myself. And, review-
ing all that had happened, I let a wild
hope send tenacious roots deep into
me. How often ignorance is a bless-
ing; how often knowledge would make
the step falter and the heart quail!
BLACKLOCK ATTENDS FAMILY
During dinner I bore the whole
burden of conversation—though bur-
den I did not find it. I.ike most close-
mouthed men, I am extremely talk-
ative. Silence sets people to won-
dering and prying; he hides his se-
crets best who hides them at the bot-
tom of a river of words. If my spir-
its are high, I i l'ten talk aloud to my-
self when there is no one convenient.
And how could my spirits be anything
but high, with her sitting there op-
posite me, mine, mine for better or
for worse, through good and evil re-
She was only formally responsive,
reluctant and brief in answers, vol-
unteering nothing. The servants
waiting on us no doubt laid her man-
ner to shyness; I understood it, or
thought 1 did—but I was not troubled.
It is as natural for me to hope as to
breathe; and with my knowledge of
character, how could I take seriously
the moods and impulses of one whom
I regarded as a child-like girl, trained
to false pride and false Ideals?
"She has chosen to stay with me,"
said I to myself, ".fctious count, not
words or manner. A few days or
weeks, and she will be herself, and
mine." And I went gaily on with
my efforts to Interest her, to make her
smile and forget the role she had
commanded herself to play. Nor was
I wholly unsuccessful. Again and
again I thought I saw a gleam of In-
terest in her eyes or the beginnings
of a smile about that sweet mouth
of hers. I was careful not to overdo
As soon as we finished dessert I
said: "You loathe cigar smoke, so I'll
hide myself in my den. Sanders will
bring you the cigarettes." I had my-
self telephoned for a supply of her
kind early in the day.
She made a polite protest for the
benefit of the servants; hut I was
firm, and left her free to think things
over alone in the drawing-room—
"your sitting-room," 1 called It. I
had not finished a small cigar when
there came a timid knock at my door.
I threw away the cigar and opened.
"I thought it was you," said I. I'm
familiar with the knocks of all the
others. And this was new—like a
summer wind tapping with a flower
for admission at a closed window."
And I laughed with a little raillery,
and she smiled, colored, tried to seem
cold and hostile again.
"Shall I go with you to your sit-
ting-room?" I went on. "Perhap?
the cigar smoke here—"
"No, no." she interrupted; "I don't
really mind cigars—anil the windows
are wide open. Besides, I came for
only a moment—just to say—"
As she cast about for'words to carry
her on, I drew up a chair for her.
She looked at It uncertainly, seated
herself. "When mamma was here—
this afternoon," she went on, "she
was urging me to—to do what she
wished. And after she had used sev-
eral arguments, she said something I
—I've been thinking it over, and it
seemed 1 ought In fail uuss to tell
"She said: 'In a few days more he'
—that meant you—'he will be ruined.
He imagines the worst Is over for
him, when In fact they've only be-
"They! I repeated. "Who are
'they'? The Langdous?"
"I think so," she replied with an
effort. "She did not say—I've told
you her exact words—as far as I can."
'"Well," said I, "and why didn't you
She pressed her lips firmly together.
Finally, with a straight look Into my
eyes, she replied: "I shall not dis-
cuss that. Y'imi probably misunder-
stand, but that is your own affair."
"You believed what she said about
me, of course," said I.
"I neither believed nor disbelieved,"
she answered Indifferently, as she
rose to go. "It does not Interest me."
"Come here," said I.
I waited until she reluctantly joined
me at the window. I pointed to the
steeple of the church across the way.
"You could as easily throw down that
steeple by pushing against it with
your bare hands," 1 said to her, "as
'they,' whoever they are, could put me
down. They might lake away my
money. But if they did, they would
only be giving me a lesson that would
teach me how more easily to get It
back. 1 am not a bundle of stock cer-
tificates or a bag of money. I am—
here," and I tapped my forehead.
She forced a faint, scornful smile.
She did not wish me to see her be-
lief of what I said.
"You may think that is vanity," I
went on. "Hut will learn, sooner or
f taken up with her. I must have been
thinking, underneath, of the warning
she bad brought; for, perhaps half
or three-quarters of an hour after she
left, I was suddenly whirled out of
my reverie at the window by a
thought like a pistol thrust into i\
face. What if they' should include
Roebuck!" And just as a man be-
gins in defend himself from a sudden
danger before he clearly sees what
the danger is, so I began to act be-
fore 1 even questioned whether my
suspicion was plausible or absurd. I
went into the hall, rang the bell,
slipped a light-weight coat over my
evening dress and put on a hat.
When Sanders appeared, 1 said: "I'm
going out for a few minutes—per-
haps au hour—if any one should
ask." A moment later 1 was in a
hansom and on the way to Roebuck's.
The door of Roebuck's house was
opened for me by a maid—a mail ser-
vant would have been a "sinful" lux-
ury, a man-servant might be the hire-
ling of plotters against Ills life. 1 may
add that she looked the cheap niald-
of all work, and her manners were of
the free and fresh sort that Indi-
cates a feeling that as high, or higher,
wages, and less to do could be got
"I don't think \ou can see Mr. Itoe-
btick," she said.
"Take my card to him," I ordered,
"and I'll wait in the parlor."
"'Parlor's in use," she retorted with
a sarcastic grin, which I was soon to
So I stood by the old-fashioned coat
and bat rack while she went
in at the hall door of the back
parlor. Soon Roebuck himself
came out, his glasses on his
nose, a family Bible under his
arm. "Glad to see you, Matthew,
said lie with saintly kindliness, giving
me a friendly hand. "We are just
about to offer up our evening prayer.
Come right, in."
I followed him into the back parlor.
Both it and the front parlor were
lighted; In a sort of circle extending
later, the difference between boasting
and simple statement of fact. You
will learn that I do not boast. What
1 said is no more a boast than for a
man with legs to say, I can walk.'
Because you have known only leg-
less men, you exaggerate the diffi-
culty of walking. It's as easy for me
to make money as it is for some peo-
ple to spend it."
It is hardly necessary for me to say
I was not insinuating anything
against her people. But she was just
then supersensitive on the subject,
though I did not suspect It. She
flushed hotly. "You will not have anjl
cause to sneer at my tieople on that
account hereafter," she said. "I set-
tled that to-day."
"1 was not sneering at them," I pro-
tested. "1 wasn't even thinking of
them. And—you must know that it's
a favor to me for anybody to ask tne
to do anything that will please you—
She made a gesture of impatience.
"I see I'd better tell you why I did
not go with them to-day. I insisted
that they give back all they have
taken from you. And when they re-
fused. I refused to go."
"I don't care why you refused, or
imagined you refused," said I. "I am
content with the Tact that you are
Hut you misunderstand it," fthk an-1
into both rooms were all the Roe-
bucks and the four servants. "This
Is my friend, Matthew Hlacklock,"
said he, and the Roebucks In the clr
cle gravely bowed. He drew up a
chair for me, and we seated ourselves
Amid a solemn hush, he read a chap-
ter from the big Bible spread out up-
on his lean lap. My glance wandered
from face to face of the Roebucks,
as plainly dressed as were their ser-
vants. I was able to look freely, mine
being the only eyes not bent u|Hin
So absorbed was I in the study of
the influence of his terrible master-
character upon those closest to it,
that I started when he said: "Let
us pray." I followed the example
of the others, and knelt. The audible
prayer was offered up by his oldest
daughter, Mrs. Wheeler, a widow.
Roebuck punctuated each paragraph
In her series mt petitions with a loud-
ly-whispered amen. When she prayed
for "the stranger whom Thou has led
seemingly by chance Into our little
circle," he whispered the amen more
fervently and repeated it. The prayer
ended and, us on our feet, the ser-
vants withdrew; then, awkwardly, all
the family except Roebuck. That is,
they closed the doors between the two
rooms and left him and ine alone in
the front parlor.
"I shall not detain you long, Mr.
s /ered coldly. | Roebuck," said I. "A report reached
I don't understand it, I don't mis-1 me this evening that sent me to you
u iderstan^ it,' was my reply. "1 ac
c ipt it."
She turned away from the window,
lfted out of the room—you. who
"If |Hisslble, Matthew," said he, and
he could not hide his uneasiness, "put
off business until to-morrow. My mind
love or at least have loved, can Im-1—youiB, too, I trust —is not in the
aglae how It made me fee] t Bee Her i rrame for that kind of thoughts now."
moving about in those rooms of mine "Ib the Coal organization to he an-
While the surface of my mind vmi nounced the flrat of July?" I de-
manded It has always been, and al-
ways shall be. my method to fight in
the open. This, not from principle,
hut from expediency. Some men
tight best in the brush; I don't. So I
always begin battle by shelling the
"No." he said, amazing ne h> lus
| instant frankness. "The announce-
ment has been postponed."
j Why did be not lie to me? Why
j did be not put me off the scent, as he
might easily have done, with some
' shrewd evasion? I suspected I owed
it to my luck in catching linn at
| family prayers.
"When will the reorganization be
announced?" 1 asked.
"1 can not say," he answered.
"Some difficulties—chiefly labor di tit -
culties—have arisen. Until they un-
settled, nothing can be done Come
to me to-morrow, and we'll talk about
"That is all I wished to know," said
I, with a friendly, easy smile "tlood
It was his turn to be astonished —
and he showed it, where I had given
not a sign. "What was the report
you heard?" he asked, to detain tne.
"That you and Mowbray l.angdoti
had conspired to ruin me, said I,
He echoed my laugh rather hollow-
ly. It was hardly necessary for voir
to come to me about such a a state-
"Hardly," 1 answered drylj Hard-
ly, Indeed! For I was seeing now all
that 1 had been hiding from myself
since 1 became infatuated with Anita
and wade marrying her in\ only
real business ill life.
We faced each other, each meas-
uring the other. And as his glance
quailed before mine, 1 turned awav to
conceal my exultation. In a com-
parison of resources this man who luid
plotted to crush me was to me as
giant to midget. But I bail the joy
of realizing that man to man. I was
"MY WIFE MUST!"
As I drove away, I was proud of my-
self. I had listened to my death sen-
tence with a face so smiling that he
must almost have believed me un-
conscious; and also, it had not even
entered my head, as I listened, to
beg for mercy. Not that there would
have been the least use in begging:
as well try to pray a statue into life,
as try to soften that set will and pur-
pose. Still, many a man would have
weakened—and I had not weakened.
Hut when I was once more in my
apartment—In our apartment per-
haps I did show that there was a
weak streak through me. I fought
against the impulse to see her once
more that night; but I fought in
vain. I knocked at the door of her
sitting-room—a timid knock, for tne.
No answer. I knocked again, more
loudly—then a third time, still more
loudly. The door opened and she
siood there, like one or the angels
that guarded the gates of Kden alter
the tall. Only, instead of a ltaming
sword, hers was of ice. She was in
a dressing-gown or tea gown, white
and clinging and full of intoxicating
hints and glimpses of all the beauties
of her figure. Her face softened as
she continued to Iook at me. and 1
"No—please don't turn on any mor
lights," I said, as she moved toward
the electric buttons. "I just came
in to to see if I could do anything for
you. ' In fact, I had come, longing
for her to do something for me, to
show in look or tone or act some
sympathy for me In my loneliness
"No, thank you," she said Her
voice seemed that of a stranger who
wished to remain a strunger. And
she was evidently waiting for me to
go. ^ ou will see what a mood I was
in when I say 1 relt as I had not since
I. a very small boy indeed, ran away
from home; I came back through the
chilly night to take one last glimpse
of the family that would soon lie
realizing bow foolishly and wickedly
unappreclative they had been of such
a treasure as I; and when I saw them
sitting about the big Are in the lamp-
light, heartlessly comfortable and un-
concerned, it was all I could do to
keep back the tears of strong self-
plty—and I never saw them again.
"I've seen Roebuck," said I to Anita,
because I must say something, if 1
was to stay on.
"Roebuck?" she inquired. Her
tone reminded me that Ills name con-
veyed nothing to her.
"He and 1 are In an enterprise to-
gether," I explained. "He Is the one
man who could seriously cripple me."
"Ob," she said, and her indifference,
forced though I thought it, wounded.
"Well," said I, "your mother was
She turned full toward tne, and even
In the dimness I saw her quick sym-
pathy—an impulsive flash Instantly
gone. But it had been there!
"I came In here," I went on, "to say
that—Anltu. It doesn't In the least
matter. No one in this world, no one
and nothing, could hurt me except
through you. So long as I have you,
they—the rest—all of them together—
can't touch me."
We were both silent for several min-
utes. Then she said, and her voice
was like the Btnooth surface of the
river where the boiling rapids run
deep: "But you haven , me—and
never shall have. I've tolc! you that.
I warned you long ago. No doubt you
will pretend, and people will say, that
I left you because you lost your
money. But It won't be so."
I was beside her instantly, was look
ing into her face. "What do you
mean?" I asked, and I did net speak
(To be Contluucd.)
On Iv on
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and night. I wa
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FosterMilburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Took Sensible View of Life.
Lindley Murray, the grammarian, s
native of Pennsylvania, who died in
1826, had views of life that were
quite as correct as his principles of
English grammar lie wrote: I
ins persuaded that a truly sincer#
-ti i ti ti could be at no lo^s to discern
'.he just limits between a safe and
umpetent portion and a dangerous
I refusion of the good things of life.
','hbse views of the subject I reduced
practice, anil terminated my mer-
antlle concerns when I had acquired
a moderate competency."
FEW KNOW THIS.
Gives Simple Home Prescription and
Directions to Use.
A well-known specialist Is authority
that Kidney and Bladder Troubles of
all kinds are in nearly every Instance
readily relieved by taking a few doses
of the following simple home-made
Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half
ounce; Compound Kargon, one ounce;
Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three
The dose is a teaspoonful after meals
and at bedtime. These ingredients
can be obtained at any good pharmacy,
and are mixed by shaking well In a
bottle. Victims of Kidney, Blndder
and Urinary diseases of any kind
should not hesitate to make this pre-
scription up and try It. It conies high-
ly recommended and doesn't cost much
HARKER ACTED IN HASTE.
Man Who Came to "Start Something"
Was All Right.
Harker was In a fierce humor the
other morning when the front door
opened and in walked a stranger un-
"1 came," began the Btranger, tak-
ing off his coat and rolling up his
"What!" thundered Harker. "You
didn't come in here to start anything,
"I did," replied the stranger, coolly,
But he got no further. With a sav-
age whoop Darker grabbed the In-
truder around the waist and tfnposited
him on the sidewalk. Two hours later
his wife returned.
William," said she, "was there
anyone here during my absence?"
"Yes," snorted Barker, "there was
some lunatic here who said he came
to start momething. but I just bundled
him out on the sidewalk before hs
had time to make a move."
"William, you are the biggest goose
"In what way?"
"Why, the man came to start the
clock that hasn't been running for a
week. He Is a clocksmith."
Destitution In St. Helena.
A. G. Wise, secretary of the St.
Helena committee In Ixmdon, states
that since the withdrawal of the
troops, which has reduced the island
to a slate of bankruptcy, the only oc-
cupation of the Inhabitants of St.
Helena is catching rats. The govern-
ment pays two cents each for them.
THE WHOLE FAMILY.
Mother Finds a Food for Grown-Ups
and Children as Well.
Food fliat can be eaten with relish
and benefit by the children as well
as the older members of the family,
makes a pleasant household commod-
Such a food Is Grape-Nuts, /t not
only agrees with and builds up chil-
dren. but older persons who, from bad
habits of eating, have become dyspep-
A Phila. lady, after being benefited
herself persuaded her husband to try
Grape-Nuts for stomach trouble. She
"About eight years ago I had a se-
vere attack of congestion of stomach
and bowels. From that time on, I
had to be careful about eating, as
nearly every kind of food then known
to me, seemed to cause pain.
"Four years u?o I commenced to
use Grape-Nuts. I grew stronger and
better, and from that time I seldom
have been without It; have gained in
health and strength and am now heav-
ier than I ever was.
"My husband was also In a bad con-
dition—his stomach became so weak
that he could eat hardly anything with
comfort. I got him to try Grape-
nuts. and he soon found his stomach
trouble had disappeared.
"My girl and boy, 3 and 9 years oli*.
do not want anything else for break-
fast but Grape-Nuts, and moie healthy
children cannot be found." Nam*
given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,
Mich. Read the little booklet. "The
Road to Wellvllle," In pkgs. "There's
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Miller, C. H. The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 28, 1907, newspaper, March 28, 1907; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc105543/m1/3/: accessed August 4, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.