The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1907 Page: 2 of 8
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C. H. Wilier, Prbt gher.
TLt most sensible and businesslike
plan is thai of the interstate com-
uierce commission providing tor de-
partmentary commissioners at place^
remote from Washington. Voder the
old regime, in which the commission*
ore themselves traveled all over the
country to hear complaints—many of
them of comparatively small conse-
quence—the shipping interests suf-
fered intolerable delays. Many months
often intervened between hearings on
the same complaint. Inquiries were
interrupted by the multifarious de-
mands on the time of the commission*
«*rs. and business suffered correspond-
ingly. While all the plans for the
new regime have not been completed,
it is expected, says System Magazine,
that the departmentary commissioners
will be assigned to groups of states
remote from Washington, and that of-
fices win be opened in such cities as
C hicago, St. Louis, San Francisco a^d
St. Paul. The deputy commissioners
will keep !n touch with railroad mat-
ters and will have authority to con-
duct hearings on complaints and to
adjust minor difficulties. The depu-
ties. of course, will have no rate-fixing
power, but will report testimony to
the e< inmission itself, somewhat as a
master in chancery conducts court
hearings. The interstate commerce
commission is fairly buried in com-
plaints that have been piling up for
months, and although it ha.- been ac-
tively at work, the task still ahead of
It appeared hopeless.
i it aids
BT>4A77im //EMIT VKS£V
fCD/YB/GflT, JOOC bp D.APPfJYON <S CQrt
Like the others, yon ihink I have
The Triumph of Sweets.
Old unions must Rive way before
■nodern ideas, if the contention of cer-
tain physicians is sound For genera-
tions parents and other guardians of
children have warned the little ont
against the evils of too hi at and fre-
quent Indulgence in sweets. Yet here
comes a London doctor who says that
candy is a good thing and evryhody
should tat not less than a quarter of
■i pound every day. while larger quan-
tities would do no hnrm. And the
doctor makes his argument favorable
,to utilitarian purpose. Ht asserts
that nothing Is more strengthening
than sugar, and adds: It is possible
to work for hours after eating four
ounces of chocolate without feeling
the slightest fatigue. If I had my way
every soldier in the British army
should be allowed a quarter of a
pound of sweets every day.' As to the
danger of toothache, the doctor says
all he can recommend is that people
clean their teeth oftener. Whatever
may be the general view of the doc-
loi s teaching, remarks Troy Times,
tin re is no doubt the candy makers will
giv- him a vote of thanks.
Smoothing the Worker s Way.
The up-to-date employer lias conic
to realize that it is quite as Important,
from a business point of view, to have
a well-iuescrvt d workman as a well-
oiled machine, and he carries an
alliance fund for his people, just as
he maintains a fund for breakage and
1 cj airs tin his engines. This insurance
fund for the bodies and minds of em-
ployes is now officially known as wel-
fate work, says Circle Magazine. It
uieur.s, first and foremost, a provision
for the physical comfort ot the man
and woman who works in the shop,
and this means plenty of light and air.
good drainage and a pure water sup
ply it means, further, elevators and
seats for women workers, baths for
the dirty and lunches for the hungry.
It may mean, later, picnics and balls,
public lectures, clubhouses and cook
itig schools; but for the present the
demands of the body are paramount.
Stcncy in the transmission of tele-
giaph dispatches in China is to be in
miied in the future by a provision for
the decapitation of all offenders re-
vealing the contents of important mes-
sages in transit. In the case of or-
dinary messages of commerce thus re
waled the penalty is to be tin years
in prison. Five years' Imp
is provided for thost wh<
the revelation of such m
neglect to report th
I n i <-r authorities
forfeited the right to one word of
"More than all the others, I should
'hink," she answered calmly, without
Yes, I said, wearily, "you have
placed a placard on my back, as they
used to put a high paper cap on the
boys In school. On the cap the school-
masters used to write the word
Dunce; on the placard you have
written the word 'Coward.' And yet
I am not quite a coward. Do you re-
fuse to see that 1 am simply one of
those men whose fate It has been to
be tried to the uttermost? Forgive
nte. I am appealing to your sympathy
.liter all. You resent that, it Is quite
natural. It was a moment of weak-
ness. Again 1 pushed back niv chair,
she regarded me hall' curiously.
Perhaps she noticed 1 was haggard
and pale. Perhaps in spile or herself,
she was a little sorry for me.
"Oil, I suppose," she said, very
gently, "that there is something to
lie said in the defense of everyone.
By and by I may feel less bitter to-
ward yon. .Mr. Haddon. I shall re-
member that you did not spare your-
self—that you might not have told
nie her voice fell to a. whisper—
Thank you for saying so much. If
there were any reparation I would
make It. You should know that."
[ "Reparation!" Her eyes Hashed.
How can you speak of reparation?"
"And is there no atonement possi-
ble. even for the most wretched?"
She looked down at me almost
sternly, for she had risen at the ques-
tion Then, as If a thin veil had been
drawn from her face, I saw the gentle
pity of womanhood reflected there. A
strange sweetness came Into her voice
as she spoke slowly, almost unwill-
ingly. It was a mystical message of
comfort she was bringing to nte. She
was suggesting a way of hope after all.
"Because of you a lite has been lost
to the world. 1 leave out the per-
sonal loss to myself. Because of
your weakness, to call It by the most
charitable name, the world Is the
poorer for one strong soul."
"Yes," I said, humbly, "yes."
But if. she spoke more eagerly,
if through you a life were saved for
the world—if It were to be a life for
A moment I stared at her, uncom-
prehending. She had suggested a way
•scape so romantic that to one liv-
ing in this twentieth century it may
-eem absurd. But the very audacity
<>f 'be suggestion appealed to me,
^es. I cried, passionately, "i un-1
del-stand. It is to be a life lor a life!
In sonn way, no matter how. I am to
save a life for the life that has been
lost through me."
At least that should restore your
sell u.-per,. she assented almost
coldly, she wished me to understand
that whatever I might or might not
do was no concern of hers. Hut I
was not to be discouraged.
".And if 1 am so fortunate as to ac-
complish this"—I held her eves
s'eadily—-will you, I should say
rather, will the world, your world, re-
member that? Shall I then stand on
the sai; e plane as other men in your
"f \ouch nothing for the world, and
certainly not," she added, haughtily,
I felt an emotion that was very near
that of triumph. It is extraordinary
how in the most sacred of moments
the passion to conquer, to subdue. I
obtrudes itself. Henceforth, whether \
this woman would have it so or not, '
there was a bond between us. She \
had suggested a way of
step. It is true that the divine flUd
ness too soon passes; the reaction
comes; one Is restored sharply to the
normal poise by the rude awakening
that comes with failure or with self-
consciousness. But sometimes conse
qwences are already set In motion,
and it Is too lute to draw hack; there
Is nothing for it but to be borne on-
ward with the tide.
So It was with me. I might return
to America—take up the threads of
life where I had left them—laugh at
the newspaper accounts of the tragedy
-deny them, or at least live theiii
down. If | did that. I should know
exactly what would happen to nie 1
could count upon just bow much hap
plness would come to my life, how
much interest routine and duty would
But my imagination had been set
h«*u1s, ! would seek her out. though
I aearohed the wide world for her.
And then, perhaps—
i crushed in my hand the pro-
gramme of music that lay on the ta
I>1«\ Pshaw, it was the woman, then,
that gave to this fantastic mission its
vague thrill; not the idea of the mis-
sion Itself! It was the woman whom
I had wronged, and who hated me,
that called. She sat in the lists; in
her hands was the laurel wreath; for
her I would endure the shock M bat-
I sat quietly, still staring out Into
the night. The lights of green and
red and blue had burned away long.
ag;o. The lake, rocked in its cradle
of shadowy mountains, stirred gently
under the moon. The terrace was al-
most deserted, and still 1 lingered.
Disillusionment must come too soon,
and with the morrow inevitable de-
Suddenly I became ill at ease. 1
turned slowly in my seat. I looked
furtively about me. It was as if I
had tjpoken a secret thought aloud,
and one were listening, watching.
I was watched, and with a curious
intentness that was almost savage. A
woman was scate-i at the window of
the writing room. She held rigidly in
both hands the English journal in
which mv photograph had appeared.
Our eyes met. I gazed at her stand-
ing: perfectly still. It was not embar-
rassment or anger that held me; it
was rather wonder. For on 1 lie face
door. Again her light laughter
"Pardon, monsieur," she called. *till j
I turned and looked silently at my 1
Mischievously fhe pointed a jew-
eled finger to a placard on the wall.
" Guests are forbidden to carry away
the papers from the reading room," J
To assume a tragic mien at this de-
licious bit of badinage would have
been absurd. I could not help laugh-
ing. Hut I answered with some pique:
Hotel proprietors are forbidden to
annoy guests with offensive photo-
graphs in the hotel reading rooms!
That is a new rule I shall have placed
upon the walls to-morrow."
She clapped her hands delightedly.
"A beautiful and much-needed rule,"
she murmured, her eyes sparkling.
Then she came toward me a lew steps,
and stood, a dazzling and fascinating
figure in the full light. Her eyes no
longer mocked; they beseeched.
"Forgive me. It was cruel to laugh.
Rut when I catch you, like a naughty
child—ah, that is too droll!"
" On the contrary, madam, I should
thank you. Jt was my first laugh lor
.Monsieur!" She came a step still
nearer, her dress gleaming and
A WONDKRPUL ftAtft.
K Utah Picncer Tell® a Htmark*feL*
J. W. Browning. 1011 22d St., Ogdea.
Utah, a pioneer who crossed th«
plains in 184$, aayg;
Five years ago:**
dec tors said 1 bad
diabetes. My Sid-
neys were all out
of order, I had to
rise often at n.'ght,
lockfd sallow, felt
dull and listless
and had lost 49
jotinds. My back,
ached and I had
spells of rheumatism and dizziness.
Dean's Kidney Pills relieved me of
these troubles and have kept me well
for a year past. Though 75 years old,
1 am in good health."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo. N. T.
A world of chivalry and ro-1 this woman was the same intent,
mance beckoned to me alluringly, curious surprise that had astonished
. nd 11 trod the mazes of that fairy ' me so much earlier in the eve/5ng,
world, there would be none to ridicule. 1 when I first met Mrs. Brett and her
tor there would be none to know that I daughter.
I had set out to find it. If it proved I A measure of surprise is natural
o >e only a world of dreams and fan- j enough, when the original of a photo-
dPiinnncf v' ll at least. have had the grapl1 unexpectedly appears before
!t„ m I ?m,?n seeking it, of I one. Hut I knew that this tact alone
. g make-believe the most fas- j did not explain '.he strained look of
It Was the Woman Agaii
cinating game, after all is said, for j
boy or man.
I had come to Kurope secretin '
cherishing the hope that just such an
adventure would come to me as had |
happened to-night. The
tering as she moved. She looked at
But her sympathy was too easily
awakened to be convincing. I under-
stood perfectly that she had been de-
termined to speak to me when 1 first
entered the room.
' Madam," I said cynically, it is you
who are breaking a rule now—a rule
"Par example?" she demanded, her
"It is forbidden to show sympathy
to one who has been unfortunate."
She sighed lifi relief. Evidently
she has expected from me a banality
to the effect that society does not
sanction a woman's speaking to a
"But —she made a gesture of eon-
tempt— the cana?d of a newspaper!
Who believes that?"
"All the world, apparently," i an-
swered, amused at the vigor of her
"Well, I for one, do not."
I regarded her, still cynical, and yet
I was moved. Hers was the first
sympathy shown to me. I felt in-
stinctively that it was the cheap and
insincere sympathy of an adventuress,
who offered it for her own ends. She
would demand its price presently.
And yet 1 was not ungrateful lor her
interest. As for the price1—well, is
anything quite gratuitous? Whether
the payment be in gold or gratitude
or love or obedience—we all have our
"And why do you not believe the
account of this newspaper?"
"You are a rae** of warriors. One
with such blood in one's veins does
not play the coward. No!" She struck
her hand together to emphasize her
"A race of warriors?" I repeated
"Has not every English gentleman
the blood of warriors in his veins?"
"But I am an American," I said
"Impossible!" She looked at me,
really bewildered now. An Ameri-
can! But the ladies that you spoke to
half an hour
And can an American not speak to
Englishwomen?" 1 demanded coldly.
That she should mention them at all
"Then you are not"—she twisted a
bracelet about her arm. then looked up
j swiftly—"you are not even a rela-
I "1 am not even a friend." I said,
j still more coldly. "Good night, mad-
HER TOKEN OF THE PAST.
Husband Still Here, But Hair Had
A western man. who plumes himself
on hi* fascination for the other sex,
lit,, i was not long ago presented to an at-
the woman at the open window. De-
fiance (or was it sheer anxiety?) j am"
flashed from the burning depths of "Geod night, monsieur."
these eyes that held me fascinated. I s^e san^ into ;i fauteuil, as one who
She stirred. I saw her toss the pa- ! is t0° astonished to make evfen the
mv 1: . . . , . years of! P«1'lightly to the table. Then she dis- I Physical effort of standing. For the
• "le ,Mli l)ee" ',assed 111 an atmo-j appeared. | first time since shi had spoken -he
tinusally dead and prosaic. i entered the hotel. i paused ! *as not acting. As i walked toward
I ! certainly in the hall, then walked 1 ",e (,oor she stated after me, frown-
a i swiftly into the reading room \n- I Ing her perplexity
multi-millionaire who lived in an oto- i parently it was de
When I had left the university,
had acted as secretary to an uncle
tractive New York woman.
in course of their first tete-a tet*
the man with winning ways at one®
took occasion to turn the conversation
into his favorite channel. "1 observe
that you are wearing an especially
fine locket," said he. "Tell me. doe*
it contain some token of a past love
Aware of the westerner's weakness,
the handsome New Yorker thought to
humor him a bit. "Yes,' smiled she.
"it does contain a token of the past,
a lock of my husband's hair."
"You don't mean to tell me that
you're a widow!" exclaimed the west-
erner, in delighted surprise, as h*
nudged a trifle nearer. "I understood
that your husband was alive."
"True," answered the beautiful ere*
ture; "but bis hair is gone."—Sunday
ALMOST FELT ENVY PANGS.
Great Cricketer's Simple Tribute ta
His Own Worth.
In 1S85 there was a great celebra-
tion In I-ondon in honor of Dr Sam-
uel Johnson, and among those in at-
tendance was the Australian crack"
cricketer, Bonner, then at the height
of his fame.
As one of the guests says the com-
piler of the recently published Let-
ters ' of tlie late Dr. George Blrkbeclt
Hill, Bonner's health was proposed.
His response was noteworthy.
"Arter seeing the way in which Dr.
Johnson's memory is revered," he said,
with great simplicity, "I am not sure
that I would not rather have been
such a man than have gained my own
greatest triumphs in cricket."—
Bill Nye's Long Wait.
Pill Nye when a young man one*
made an engagement with a lady
friend of his to take her driving on a
Sunday afternoon. The appointed
day came. but at the livery stable all
the horses were taken out save ona
oiu, shaky, exceedingly bony horse.
Mr. Nye hired the nag and drove
to his friend's residence. The lady let
him wait nearly an hour before she
was ready, and then on viewing the
disreputable outfit flatly refused to ac-
company Mr. Nye.
W hy, she exclaimed, sneeringiy.
that horse may die ot age any mo-
"Madame." Mr. Nye replied, 'when
I arrived that horse was a prancing
young steed."—Harper's Weekly.
_ , , . . — ... rted.
- , c,n,v '"w" 1,1 ,hp West. I hurt 1 reached for the paper- 1 tore out '
•opted tt with passionate gratitude, r I trnd8ed the dreary and stupid circle: the pace in which my phetoKraoh an.
'wore to myaelf, i stood before her, l,l,sl,"'ss routine, my eyes bent som- j peared; I oruahid It savaaelv in !
that 1 would not rest until I had ac lu'rly to earth. Success had come, or hand.
ompllahed the sacred task she had I *h*' world calls suooeaa—money and! There was a light; mocking laugh
■ t me. I answered with a boldness a measure of respect that is given to I looked u|
that surprised even myself: n<? with a substantial bank account, j woman nga
Krom this day my one object in I """ ls not life.
Hiatt*. to tl>t'
A Pittsburg millionaire has estah
listed a chicken farm en a ' .-act of
nine acres of land in the residence dis-
trict of that city, his purpose t ing to
provide his family with fresh rggs
and tender chickens. The laud is
valued at $450,000, which .-eem* to be
rather an extravagant outlay for eggs,
even for a Pittsburger.
life -hall be to make the reparation j A nd then one day I awoke. I r«*l-
> on havi suggested. But when that i*« <l with a sta . that life was slip- i
doni you will kpow it." |ping away from me; and with the
^ ! snv her hand tremble as she light- ! hours the golden aspirations and de-I
ly touched her hair. It was not so lights that make life worth while. 1
embarrassment that brought
w blush to her cheek as anger.
!Tied from me without a word,
bed he r disappear with a
in the huge
Some one with a taste for tigureu
has discovered that the avtiape earn
ings in Chicago are only eight dollars
.1 uiek, and the average expenses
J7.56. With Ihe other 4-1 lenls the
average Chicagoan m ist find it hard
to be a true sport.
One of the scientists predicts
the uutomebile will linn ti<i
aside for the airship ten >i;i:^
now We may be sure hf wever, that
the pet,pie who m..k« thi automobiles
ocstructlng the airships.
The Other Woman.
There ls no enemy that the aver- j
age man tnu^t crush more ruthlessly j
belli ath the Iron heel than his imagln- '
atlon. The ties of home, of society,
the m et ssltv of earning his dally j
btead—these are barriers that hem '
in the narrow rut of routine
duty. He dart
mance t>iat beckon alluringly
he dare, he inns
But occasionally a cataclysm, both
physical and mental, thrusts one with
out the familiar landmarks. The
habits "f a Mretime are forgotten
then, it Is then that one dRres the
■ '!; i .til. i , nd lefuses to see to wliat
(xt.avagant anil fantastic extremes he
I1- recklessly plunging.
J* i: " earning to action is but a
~ - ioe
I left arm, both at tile wrist and above
[ | the elbow, were several bracelets of
startled. it was the
She stood almost in shadow. One
bare arm was placed lightly on her
flips; the other stretched its white
length on the low mantel and sup- '
There was something oriental in her |
cog | magnificent costume. The dress was i
machine of business. 1 1 black velvet. About her neck hung a I
rebelled. In one day I broke the ; narrow stole of Kast%n embroidery '
shackles that bo 1 me. I was free. I studded at intervals will, turqnoises'
Mj lib-' was at last my ver> own. 1 Krom the extended arm draped a scarf
could to with :t what 1 pleased. 1 of shimmering gold thread About the
could gi where I wished.
And so 1 had come to Europe. 1
had hugged to my breast the common bizarre design. The corsage too
but pathetic delusion that across the i flashed Willi gems as she breathed
sells I should find something—just j slowly and deeply. Her post , as her
what 1 did not ktu.w—something that j costume, had something almost bar-
would make life more Joyous, give to i baric In its sensuous extravagance
it charm and Interest. | The small head, exquisitely coiffured
M, , | 1 11:1(1 searched diligently for the was turned slightlv. thrown back >m
n he natron rut of routine and magic talisman In strange cities, and I that her white throat gleamed out of
"• look over coulsl. , llH(| m„ |omi(| „ ,.h(, blue i the sha(low Th(>
, 0|' lf I fl°wer Is not to be plucked so easily, still smiling; and more sensuous more
«"<' Instead of happiness and diversion, brilliant, more devouring than the
" -onseience to the wind. | disgrace miser,' had come. Shq ld I glean, of the Jewels about he. person
I return home, then, imblttered, avert-j was tile llunie ,hat burned in
lug the eyes? Or should 1 avail my- ' eyes.
self of ;lio way of escape which this ; She laughed again
woman had lightly suggested? i lile not to know that she was chal
And If 1 chose to consider It a iptest longing nie Tlipose, the look the
a ' liallengc. there was none, not even j laugh- aH wore a challenge. But I
she to forbid, though she. of all the | was In no mind to accept it. and
■ ueople in the world, would be the laar J glanced idlv at the papers on the ta-
, t.o consider It such \nd If fortune t ble Presently 1 walked toward the I
Countess Sarahoff Wins and Loses.
The next morning, when I first
awoke, 1 wondered vaguely why this
day seemed to lie sn different from
the long and dreary succession of
yesterdays—why it promised eager
hopes and eager Interests to be ful-
filled. Then I remembered, and my
pulses beat faster. Yesterday I de-
spaired: to-day I hoped.
A woman had come into my nrP
a goddess—Diana of the silver bow.
( haste and cold as the snows on the
Alpine heights 1 could not see from
my window in lile blue distance yet
Silo had called, she had spoken to me
Then, disdainfully cruel, she had gone
as she had come, lint 1 was to
The very audacity of my resolution
gave to it its charm. I was not to re<«f
until I had accomplished my uncertain
mission. That it was by it? ve.-y na-
ture so incredibly difficult did ,,,
daunt me. But how was I t„
about it? A life for a life. To save
to the world a strong and bum ant
soul for the strong and buoyant soul
that had perished because or m.v help!
lessness and my weakness llnwv\er
romantic, it was a tangiblt
But was I to mantler
Famous Mctlem Dell.
On the watch tower of the Vela,
.he Alhambra, Spain, there is a silver-
toned bell which the Moslems used to
ling as a signal to let on the water
in the gardens and the fountain in the
city below. Its sound car be heard
at I.iga. HO miles nwa.v. The maiden
who strikes it to-day is sure of a hus-
band before the year is ont, and of a
good one it she rings lout! enough. Ua
certain tele days it is lively for th*
CHILDREN SHOWED IT
' " "•«* impossl- '. ,7 ' " IT'"" !k" «
nt she was chal- k"'Bht seeking to
succor one in peril and distr>.,„ ,
rescue beautiful maidens from grim
OgrM and terrible dragons" | amlM
at Ihe absurd resemblance ,,t
certain -ask to theirs.
(TO HE UNTINUKU)
Effect of Their Warm Drink in th*
A year ago I was a wrct from
coftte drinking and was on the point
of giving up my position in the school
room because of nervousness.
"I was telling a friend about It anit
she said. We drink nothing at meal
tune but Postnm Food Coffee, and it i*
such a comfort to have something we
can enjoy drinking with the children."
I was astonished that she would al-
low the children to tlrjnk any kind of
eol.ee, but she said l'ostum was the
n o..t healthful drink in the world for
children as well as lor older ones and
that the condition of both the children
and adults showed that to be a fact.
I.v first trial was a failure The
<""<!< boiled It four or live minute, and
it tasted so flat that I was in despair
but determined to give it one more
trial. This time we rollowed the di-
lutions and boiled it fifteen minutes
after the boiling began, it was a de-
clded success and 1 was completely
won by Its rich delicious flavour In a
°rt ,lrne I noticed a decided im-
provement in my condition and kept
flowing better and better month after
jnoiith. until now l nm perfectly
"'thy. and do my work In the school
.com with ease and pleasure. I would
' 1 ' '',llrn to ihe nt i w-destroying reg-
ilar eoffep for any mi my,"
''hires a Ueastm. ' Read the fa-
!1:ous «"«• "Health Classic, 1'h*
Head to Wellvllle," in ^kgs.
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