The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 23, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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C. H. Miller, Publisher.
Rev. Edward Everett Hale's theory
that helpfulness is infectious is illus-
trated by this little Boston story:
For some years a pleasant-faced, little
old man stood on Tremont street sell-
ing ironholders, which he explained
to his customers were made by his
wife in their home. Then he died,
and later a Boston paper published
an item to the effect that his widow
would be glad to earn a little money
bv the sale of balsam pillows. Orders
came In so fast to the woman in her
village home that she was obliged to
enlist the services of several boys.
The youngsters gathered the balsam
and worked in the evenings, stripping
it from the stems, but with the stipu-
lation that they were not to be paid.
Then neighbors became Interested and
did their part by carrying the pillows
to the station and by helping the
widow with her work. A "helping-
hand association heard of the mat-
ter and sent a lot of books, toys, etc.,
to the widow for the boys who had
aided her, and she forthwith prepared
a Christmas tree for their surprise
and reward. So there you are, with
a sort of endless chain when good
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e killed dur-
A few days ago mention was made
in the dispatches of the stealing of
Van Dyck's masterpiece, "The Erec-
tlon of (he Cross," from the Church of
Notre Dame at Contral, and now the
theft Ave valuable paintings by fa-
mous masters from a museum at
Amiens is announced. The wonder
over such an occurrence is not as to
the daring of such thieves, for it is
probably not a difficult matter to en-
ter churches and museums and cut
canvases from their frames, but as to
the disposal of the plunder. Every
dealer Qualified for his business can
identify such pictures and, familiar
as they are to the traveling public,
tiiey are likely to be recognized
wherever they are seen, so that their
sale and purchase is a risky matter.
fantry from Fort Hethun
Indians in a narrow gorge.
is a stranger who hit rodu<
name of Hampton, a
post trader, and his.ilaught
a majority of the Hohilers a
Ing a three days' siege. . ..
ti flrl only escape from the Indians.
J hey Tali exhausted on the plains A
mpany of the Seventh eavalrv. Lieut.
Brant In command, lind them, ilampton
iV sl!,,) at ,h«' Miners* Home in
ilencahl, Mrs. I>ufTy, pniprietress. Hump-
on talk* the future over with Miss (Jil-
ls -the Kid. She shows him her moth-
r s pic ture and tells him what she can
r her pnrrntage and life. Tie v iechle
' fJi'r1 ,ive w,,h Mr* Herndon. Nahla
ill.- Kid -runs away from Mrs. Herndon's
and! r*Joln« Hampton. Mr induces her t«
K<• hark, und to have nothing more to do
with film. Hampton plays his last name
or cards. He announces to Jted Slavin
that lie has quit, and then leaves (Jlen-
5«, • Miss Phoebe Spencer arrives in
'•lencahl to teach its first school Miss
Spencer meets Nalda. Kev. YVynkoop.
kI( ; ,M,"rds at Mrs. Herndon's.
Ntiida atid Lieut. Brnnt again meet with-
out his knowing who she is She informs
nun of the coming Bachelor club hall In
honor of Miss Spencer.
The fellow stood up, slightly hump-
backed but broad of shoulder his
arms long, his legs short and some-
what bowed, his chin protruding im-
pudently, and Ilrant noticed au oddly
shaped black scar, as If burned there ,
by powder, 011 the back of his right1 Wynkoop, after the
The report of S. 1. Kimball, gen-
eral superintendent of the life saving
service, shows the continued efficiency
of that branch of public works. Dur-
ing the last fiscal year there were 838
disasters of which the service had
cognizance, in which 55 vessels were
lost, l'roperty Imperiled was valued at
$8,832,585, of which $7,432,985 worlh
was saved. The total number of per-
sons to whom aid was given was 807
and 611 vessels with cargoes valued
at $5,661,235 were saved under cir-
cumstances involving serious or total
loss but for the service thus ren-
dered. The life savers arc a hardy
and heroic body, and none do their
appointed work with more modesty
and effectiveness or less noise.
There Is an element of pathos in
the worry of French statesmen over
the lack of increase in French popula-
tion. The births hardly exceed the
deaths, while in neighboring and rival
countries they are much more numer-
ous in proportion. In a country where
preparation for war is one of the chief
ends of life this is a serious draw-
back. It means less food for swords
and bullets, and less men to kill
those of other nations. This is one
respect in which an isolated nation
has cause for thankfulness. It does
not have the fear of war constantly
Brant sprang forward, all doubt re-
garding this young woman instantly
dissipated by those final words of mis-
chievous mockery. She had been play-
ing with him as unconcernedly as if
he were a mere toy sent for her
amusement and his pride was stung.
Hut pursuit proved useless. Like
a phantom she had slipped away amid
the underbrush, leaving hint to floun-
der blindly in the labyrinth. His in-
cautious foot slipped along the steep
edge of the shelving bank, and he
went down, half stumbling, half slid-
ing, until he came to a sudden pause
011 the brink of the little stream. The
chase was ended, and he sat up, con-
fused for the moment, and half ques-
tioning the evidence of his own eyes.
A small tent, dirty and patched,
stood with its back against the slope
of earth down which he had plunged.
Its flap flung aside revealed within a
pile of disarranged blankets, together
with some scattered articles of wear-
ing apparel, while just before the
opening, his back pressed against the
supporting pole, an inverted pipe be-
tween his yellow, irregular teeth, sat
a hideous looking man. He was a
withered, drled-up fellow, whose age
was not to be guessed, having a skin
as yellow as parchment, drawn in
tight to the bones like that of a
mummy, his eyes deep sunken like
1 wells, and Ills head totally devoid of
I hair, although about Ills lean throat
| there was a copious fringe of Iron-gray
1 heard, untrimmed and scraggy. Down
j the entire side of one cheek ran a
livid scar, while his nose was turned
He sat staring at the newcomer,
unwinking, his facial expression de-
void of interest, but his fingers open-
ing and closing in apparent nervous-
ness. Twice his lips opened, but noth-
ing except a peculiar gurgle sound is-
sued from the throat, and Brant, who
by this time had attained his feet and
his self-possession, ventured to ad-
"Nice quiet spot for a camp," lie re-
marked, pleasantly, "but a bail place
for a tumble."
The sunken eyes expressed nothing,
but the throat gurgled again painfully
and finally the parted Hps dropped a
Who am I?" lie said, angrily. "I'm
All expression of bewilderment
swept across the lieutenant's face.
"Silent Murphy! Do you claim t'o be
The fellow nodded. "Heard—of me
Brant stood staring at him, his mind
occupied with vague garrison rumors
connected with this odd personality.
The name had long been a familiar
one, and he had often had the man
pictured out before him. There could
remain no reasonable doubt of his
identity, but what was he doing there?
"Yes, I've heard of you,"—and his
crisp tone Instinctively became that
of terse military command,—"although
we have never met, for I have been
upon detached service ever since my
assignment to the regiment. I have a
troop In camp below," he pointed
down the stream, "and am in com-
The scout nodded carelessly.
"Why did you not come down there
and report your presence In this neigh-
borhood to me?"
Murphy grinned unpleasantly. "Rath-
er be alone—no report—been over—-
Black Range—telegraphed—wait or-
"Do you mean you are in direct com-
munication with headquarters, with
The man answered
thorough soldier, born into the service
and deeply enamored of Its dangers;
yet beyond this he remained a man, &
young man, swayed by those emotions
which when at full tide sweep aside
all else appertaining to life.
His had been a lonely life since
leaving West Point and joining his
regiment—a life passed largely among
rough men and upon the desolate
plains. For months at a time he had
known nothing of refinement, nor en-
joyed social Intercourse with the op-
posite sex. Yet, beneath his mask of
impassibility, the heart continued to
beat with tierce desire, biding the time
when It should enjoy its own sweet
way. Perhaps that hour had already
dawned; certainly something new,
something inspiring, had now come to
awaken an interest unfelt before, and
leave him Idly dreaming of shadowed
eyes and flushed, rounded cheeks.
He was in this mood when he over-
took the Rev. Howard Wynkoop and
marked the thoughtful look upon his
'I called at your camp," explained
first words of
greeting had been exchanged, "as soon
as I learned you were here In com-
mand, but only to discover your ab-
sence. The sergeant, however, was
very courteous, and assured me there
would be no difficulty in arranging a
religious service for the men, unless
sudden orders should arrive. No
doubt I may rely on your coopera-
"Most certainly," was the cordial
response, "and I shall also permit
those desiring to attend your regular
Sunday services so long as we are sta-
tioned here. How is your work pros-
"There is much to encourage me,
but spiritual progress is slow, and
there are times when my faith falters
and I feel unworthy of the service in
which I am engaged."
"A mining camp is so intensely ma-
terial seven days of the week that it
must present a difficult field for the
awakening of any religious senti-
ment," confessed Brant sympathetical-
ly. "1 have often wondered how you
consented to bury your talents in such
The other smiled, but with a trace
of sadness in his eyes. "I firmly be-
lieve that every minister should de-
vote a portion of his life to the doing
of such a work as this. It is both a
religious and a patriotic duty, and
there Is a rare joy connected with It."
"Yet it was surely not joy I saw pic-
tured within your face when we met;
the sinews of war for a like campaign.
There seems to be another epidemic
sweeping the country of young wom-
en condemned to death and executed
by young men for the crime of offend
ing the jealousy or self-love of the
latter. If the law has a remedy In the
way of stopping this epidemic, it
should be applied with
as if an elec
word or two. "Blame—
A Chicago clergyman says that the j Pretty girl—that."
big majority of those who go wrong, j The "•'"tenant wondered how much
becoming embezzlers, libertines and j of "lelr conver8ation this old mummy
disdalners of moral obligations gener- I had °verhear(1' but lle hesitated to
ally, are middle-aged men. There are ! °ne, ,ntI"iry' h°wever,
mnr* f ij sprang to his surprised lips. "Do vou
more of the elders that go the pace j know her?"
than there used to be. for they first ! "Damn sight—better—than any one
make their money and then turn to the : around here—know her—real name."
Indulgences which It renders possible. Brant stared Incredulously. "Do you
Possibly the younger men are getting j me*n to Insinuate that that young
woman is living in this community un-
der an assumed one? Why, she Is
scarcely more than a child! What do
you mean, man?"
The soldier's hat still rested 011 the
grass where It had fallen. Its military
"I guess—I know
the fellow muttered
The man stiffened
trie shock had swept through Ills lim[
frame. "The hell!-and—did—she-
The young officer's face exhibited
his disgust. Beyond doubt that se-
questered nook was a favorite loung-
ing spot for the girl, and this disrepu-
table creature had been watching her
for some sinister purpose
"So you have been eavesdropping,
have you?" said Brant, gravely. And
now you want to try a turn t defam-
ing a woman? Well, you have come
to a poor market for the sale of such
goods. 1 am half Inclined to throw
you bodily Into the creek. I believe
you are nothing but a common liar,
but I'll give you one chance—you say
you know her real name. What Is It?"
The eyes of the mummy had become
spiteful. "It's—none of*—your damn— J
business. I'm—not under-your orders." I
"Under my orders! Of course not;
but what do you mean by that? Who
and what are vou?"
Not Under—Your Orders
to discourage her enthusiasm.-
"Oh, I see! Would you mind telling
me the names of the two gentlemen?"
"Mr. John Moffat and Mr. William
McNeil. Unfortunately, I know neither
"And the young lady?"
"A Miss Phoebe Spencer; she has
but lately arrived from the east to
take charge of our new school—a most
interesting and charming young wom-
an, and she is proving of great assist-
ance to me in church work."
The lieutenant cleared his throat
and emitted a sigh of suddenly awak-
ened memory. "1 fear I can offer you
no ^dvice, for if, as I begin to suspect,
—though she sought most bravely to
avoid the issue and dispatch me upon
a false trail,—she prove to be that
same fascinating young person I met
this morning, my entire sympathies
are with the gentlemen concerned. I
might even be strongly tempted to do
likewise at her solicitation."'
"You? Why, you arrived only this
morning, and do you mean to say you
have met already?"
"I at least suspect as much, for
there can scarcely exist two in this
town who will fill the description. My
memory holds the vision of a fair
young face, vivacious, ever changing
in its expression, yet constantly both
piquant and innocent; a perfect wealth
of hair, a pair of serious eyes hiding
mysteries within their depths, and lips
which seem made to kiss. Tell me, is
not this a fairly drawn portrait of
your Miss Spencer?"
The minister gripped his hands ner-
vously together. "Your description Is
not unjust; indeed, it is quite accurate
from a mere outer point of view, yet
beneath her vivacious manner I have
found her thoughtful, and possessed of
deep spiritual yearnings. In the east
she was a communicant of the Episco-
Brant did not answer him at once.
He was studying the minister s down-
cast face; but when (he latter finally
turned to depart, he inquired, "Do you
expect to attend the reception to-mor-
Wynkoop stammered slightly. "I—I
could hardly refuse under the circum-
stances; the committee sent me an
especially urgent invitation, and I un-
derstand there is to be no dancing un-
til late. One cannot be too straight-
laced out here."
"Oh, never mind apologizing. I see
no reason why you need hesitate to at-
tend. I merely wondered if you could
procure me an invitation."
"Did she tell you about it?"
"Well, she delicately hinted at it,
and, you know, things are pretty slow
here in a social way. She merely sug-
gested that I might possibly meet her
"Of course; it is given in her honor."
"So I understood, aft hough she
sought to deceive me Into the belief
that she was not the lady. We met
purely by accident, you understand,
and I am desirous of a more formal
The minister drew in his breath
sharply, but the clasp of his extended
hand was not devoid of warmth. "I
will have a card of invitation sent you
at the camp. The committee will be
very glad of your presence; only I
warn you frankly regarding the lady,
that competition will be strong."
"Oh, so far as that is concerned I
have not yet entered the running,"
laughed Brant, in affected careless-
ness, "although I must confess my
sporting proclivities are somewhat
He watched the minister walking
rapidly away, a short, erect figure, ap-
pearing slender in his severely cut
black cloth. "Poor little chap," he
muttered, regretfully. "He's hard hit.
Still, they say all's fair in love and
OBJECT LESSON FOR CHILDREN.
Mayor Was Quick to See and Imprati
It was five minutes before noon.
The mayor and the state superintend-
end had spent an hour talking to the
children In an Ohio school, and Just
before the stroke of the gong the
chairman of the local school commit-
tee was called upon to follow them.
"Children," he said, pointing toward
the window, "as you go out from the
school in about two minutes you will
see a gang of men who are now shovel-
'.ng cinders into a railway train. They
are earning $35 a month.
"Beside them is a timekeeper earn-
"At the head of the train Is an en-
iSneer getting $100, and over him la
a superintendent getting two hun
"What is the difference between
those men? Education. Get all you
can of it."—Youth's Companion.
THEN IT LOOKED ABOUT RIGHT.
Coal Dealer Understood When Told
What Load Represented.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in one of
the last addresses that he made to his
Sunday school class before abandon-
ing it, said of carefulness in business:
"Too many business men are care-
ful on one side, their own side, only.
Thus a coal dealer whom I used to
know shouted one afternoon to an em-
ploye who was driving out of the yard:
"'Hold on there, Jim! That coal
can't have been weighed. It looks a:
trifle large for a ton to me.'
"Jim shouted back:
" 'This ain't a ton, boss. It's two
" 'Oh, all right,' said the dealer, in
modified tone. 'Beg your pardon; go
Father—Yes, you're a regular little-
Jig! Wouldn't give your brother any
of that candy. Do you know what &
little pig Is?
—hog's little boy.
'It's—None of—Your Damn—Busines s.
The Los Angeles man who lived on
spineless cactus for 14 days says his
strength continued unimpaired by his
experimental diet and he gained half
a pound In weight. Nebuchadnezzar
of old perhaps found his vegetarian
diet more satisfying than Is common-
A Pittsburg minister has resigned
because one of his parishioners asked
him to have a glass of beer. Presuni
ably he thought that If he had not
trained Ills flock to the point of of-
fering him something better than that
the work of saving them was hopeless
Though there are many singular
specimens of humanity near at hand.
Field museum is sending out an
anthropologist to go all
world looking for others,
pie are hard to satisfy
sweep of his long arm toward the
northwest. "Goin' to—be hell—out
"How? Are things developing into
a truly serious affair—a real cam-
"Every buck—in the—Sioux nation
is makiif—fer the—bad lands," and
| lie laughed noiselessly, his nervous
j fingers gesticulating "—guess that—
Brant hesitated. Should he attempt
to learn more about the young girl?
Instinctively he appreciated the futil-
ity of endeavoring to extract informa-
tion from Murphy, and he experienced
a degree of shame at thus seeking to
penetrate her secret. He glanced
about, seeking some way of recros*-
ing the stream.
"If you require any new equipment,"
he said tersely, "we can probably sup-
ply you at the camp. How do you
manage to get across here?"
Murphy, walking stiffly, led the way
down the steep slope, and silently
pointed out a log bridging the narrov
stream. He stood watching while the
officer picked his steps across, but
made no responsive motion when the
other waved his hand from the oppo-
lite shore, his sallow face looking
grim and unpleasant.
The young officer marched down
the road, Ills mind busied with the
peculiar happenings of the morning,
und that prospect for early active
service hinted at in the brief utter- '
ances of the old scout Brant was a
you were certainly troubled over some
Wynkoop glanced up quickly, a
slight flush rising in his pale cheeks.
"Perplexing questions which must be
decided off-hand are constantly aris-
ing. And just now I scarcely know
what action to take regarding certain
applications for church membership."
Brant laughed. "I hardly consider
myself a competent adviser in matters
of church policy," he admitted, "yet I
have always been informed that all so
desiring are to be made welcome lo
"Theoretically, yes." And the min-
ister stopped still in the road, facing
his companion. "But this special case
presents certain peculiarities. The
applicants, as I learn from others, are
not leading lives above reproach. So
far as I know, they have never even
attended church service until last Sun-
day, and 1 have some reason to sus-
pect an ulterior motive. I am anxious
to put nothing in the way of any hon-
estly seeking soul, yet I confess that
In these cases I hesitate."
"But your elders? Do not they share
the responsibility of passing upon
The flush on Mr. Wynkoop's cheeks
deepened, and his eyes fell. "Ordl
narily, yes; but in this case I fear
they may prove unduly harsh. 1 I
feel that these applications came
through the special intercession of a
. certain young lady, and I am anxious J
not to hurt her feelings in any way, or I
In Honor of Miss Spencer.
Mr. Jack Moffat, president of the
Bachelor Miners' Pleasure club, had
embraced the idea of a reception for
Miss Spencer with unbounded enthu-
siasm. Indeed, the earliest conception
of such an event found birth within
his fertile brain, and from the first he
determined upon making it the most
notable social function ever known in
that portion of the territory.
The large space above the Occi-
nental was secured for the occasion,
the obstructing subdivisions knocked
away, an entrance constructed with an
outside stairway leading up from a va-
cant lot, and the passage connecting
the saloon boarded up. Incidentally,
Mr. Moffat took occasion to announce
that If "any snoozer got drunk and
came up them stairs" lie would be
thrown bodily out of a window. Mr.
McNeil, who was observing the pre-
liminary proceedings with deep inter
est from a pile of lumber opposite,
sarcastically intimated that under such
circumstances the attendance of club
members would be necessarily limited.
Mr. Moffat's reply it is manifestly im-
possible to quote literally. Mrs. Guf-
fy was employed to provide the requi-
site refreshments in the palatial din-
ing-hall of the hotel, while Buck Ma-
son, the vigilant town marshal, popu
larly supposed to know intimately the
face of every "rounder" in the terri-
tory, agreed to collect the cards of in-
vitation at the door, and bar out ob-
The invited guests arrived from th€
sparsely settled regions round about
not a few riding for a hundred milei
over the hard trails. The majoritj
came early, arrayed in whatsoever ap
parel their limited wardrobes could
supply, but ready for any wild frolic.
The men outnumbered the gentler sex
five to one, but every feminine repre-
sentative within a radius of about 50
miles, whose respectability could pos-
sibly pass muster before the investlga
tious of a not too critical invitation
committee, was present.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Both Worked Well.
A correspondent sent this "pome"
to the New York Sun: Jack Spratt be-
neath his hat concealed a shining
pate; his wife she wore a budding
beard, most foeful to relate. Apothe-
cary shops they sought in utterest
despair. "Sure Hair Restorer" Jack
then bought; his wife bought "Anti-
Heir." One night some sprite in dire
neiight the bottles did misplace, and
Mrs. Jack applied, alack, Jack's lotion
to her face. While Jack, alack, took
from the rack a bottle on which read:
"Depilatory, Use with Care," and
doused it on his head. Jack Spratt
beneath his hat now sports a lion's
mane, his wife is happy, for her face
is soft and smooth again.
But Not the Same.
Mushley—Indeed, yes, he's very
tender-hearted. I really believe if a
beggar approached him and he had
no money about him he'd actually
take off his coat and give it to him.
Crabbe—Well, I'm not tender-heart-
ed, but some of these nervy beggars
make me feel like taking off my coat
and giving it to them—good and
FOUND A WAY
To Be Clear of the Coffee Troubles.
"Husband and myself both had the
coffee habit and finally his stomach
and kidneys got in such a bad condi-
tion that he was compelled to give up
a good position that he had held for
years. He was too sick to work. His
skin was yellow, and I hardly think
there was an organ in his body that
was not affected.
"I toid him I felt sure his sickness
was due to coffee and after some dis-
cussion he decided to give it up.
"It was a struggle because of the
powerful habit. One day we heard
about Postum and concluded to try it,
and then it was easy to leave off
"His fearful headaches grew less
frequent, his complexion began to
clear, kidneys grew better until at
last he was a new man altogether, as
a result of leaving off coffee and tak-
ing up Postum. Then 1 began to
drink it, too.
"Although I was never as bad off
as my husband, I was always very
nervous and never at any time very
strong, only weighing 95 lbs. before
I began to use Postum. Now I weigh
115 lbs. and can do as much work as
anyone my stae, I think.
"Many do not use Postum because
they have not taken the trouble to
make it right. . I have successfully
fooled a great many persons who have
drunk it at my table. They would
remark, 'You must buy a high grade
of coffee.' One young man who clerked
In a grocery store was very catliuolas'
tic about my 'coffee.' When I told
him what it was, he said,'why I've sold
Postum for four years l3ut I had no
idea it was like this. Think I'll drink
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well-
Vi!!e," la pkgs. "There's a Re;w.~."
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