The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 30, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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C. H. Miller, Publisher.
Work and patienc
propel the plow
The hearty daily laborer is happiei
than a dyspeptic prince.
are i as -inn for
for an egg?
Zanesville (O.) e.np
currency. Got chang
Gold is still coming our way—
speaking, of course, nationally, and
New York, it is reported, rests upon
a bed of garnets. Still, the pickings
above ground are richer.
A coal man has been fined for seil-
ing 1,916 pounds to the ton. That's a
weigh they have sometimes.
A bulldog figured as a witness In a
Chicago case. Opposing counsel re-
frained from cross-examination.
it is unsafe to triiie or temp'
with anything that makes a noise
a grip germ getting iti its work.
Spain produces over three billion
corks every year. No wonder poten-
tates regard Alfonso as a corker.
fiy MWUl PAM/sN/iurmou
A Del roll prisoner has admit toil
stealing 3,000 fountain pens. A fitting
punishment would be to make iiim till
Some Ohio authorities are using
pictures in an attempt to cure the
insane. Not, however, souvenir postal
if the sultun of Turkey is not per-
mitted to make overdrafts on his bank
the poor man is horribly circum-
A Philadelphia man lias just given
his daughter a $100,000 coming-out
party. That's right. Put the money
The czar, by banishing all the ed-
itors from Russia, would leave the
political novelists in exclusive pos
session of the field.
A wise person should ever be in
confidential relations with his dlge.i
tion and not allow any tough travel* 4
to hinder its felicity.
Variety of thought Is as universal a:i
the leaves, blades of grass or innu-
merable stars that glitter in th i
spheres of omnipotence.
Over 27,000 women in New York
support their husbands. A husband
is a convenience about the house if
a woman can afford one.
People are now utilizing the tele-
phone to talk through their chests,
but the process of talking through
the hat requires no telephone.
A lady poet declares that "it is
pleasant to die for those we love." if
it is not impertinent we would like to
ask whether she has ever tried it.
Eleanor Olyn, the English novelist,
has called the "Pilgrim Mothers" of
New York a parcel of "tabby cats,"
and a Kilkenny time of it impends.
When the Rev. Dr. Aked wants to
raise a specific sum of money he re
fuses to dismiss the congregation un-
til he gets it. Put up or stay shut up.
One hundred brand-new ten dollar
gold pieces. Con you Imagine a pret-
tier sight?—Atlanta Georgian. Yes.
Two hundred brand-new ten-dollar
Although clouds, rain and storms
prevail In the realm of Dame Nature,
there can ever linger in the bravu
heart and soul the sunshine of im-
According to the annual report of
the Plnkerton agency, there doesn't
seem to have been any decline in the
prosperity of the bank-burglary busi-
In Pittsburg a man refused a pres-
ent of $100 in gold coins because lliey
did not bear the motto: "In God We
Trust." He was a minister, however;
not a millionaire.
A Kansas man killed himself be
cause he was tired of getting up at
three o'clock in the morning to milk
the cows. Apparently it never oc-
curred to him to get married.
The clgarmakers' union of Boston
has decided to bar married women
from the shops unless their husbands
are invalids. What a shock for those
poor men who married for homes.
A prominent Washington physician
says that "mince pie is not injurious
if you can digest it." It might be add
ed neither are carpet tacks—so much
depends upon that little word "if."
Wearing a peekaboo shirt waist in
winter is highly recommended for
women who want to catch the grip.
Plenty of men catch it without any
special rules. thus demonstrating
again the superior ingenuity of the
One of the college professors wants
to know why a professional man
should be more highly esteemed tha i
a chef. Perhaps this college profes
sor has been overestimating the es-
teem which professional men com-
mand—especially among people who
are able to have chefs.
Ana now an Odessa school yard
has been/ found planted with bombs.
While restricting immigration from
Japan, It may occur to us some day
that there are others equully undesir-
able, If not more so
A detachment of the Eighteenth In-
fantry from Fort Bethune trapped by
Indians in a narrow gorge. Among tliem
Ik a stranger who Introduces himself liv
the name of Hampton, also units the
post trader, and his (laughter. (Hills and
a majority of the soldiers are killed dur-
ing a three days' siege. Hampton and
the girl only escape from the Indians.
They fall exhausted on the plains. A
company of the Seventh cavalry, l.leui.
Brant in command, find them. Hampton
and the girl stop at the Miners' Home In
Giencald, Mrs. Daffy, proprietress. Hamp-
ton talks the future over with Miss Wi-
lis—the lvId. she shows him her moth-
er's pleture and tells lilm what she can
of her parentage and life. They deckle
she slinll live with Mrs. Herndon Nalda
the Kid runs away from Mrs. Hcrndon's
and rejoins Hampton. He Induces her to
gn buck, and to have nothing more to do
with him. Hampton plays Ills last game
of cards. He announces to Ked Slavin
that lie has <iult, and then leaves (ilen
enid. Miss Phoebe Spencer arrives li
Ulencald to teach lis llrst school. Miss
Spencer meets Nalda. Itev. Wynkoop.
etc. Slit' hoards at Mrs. Hcrndon's.
Nalda and i,leut. Ilrant again meet with-
out Ills knowing who she is. She Informs
him of tlie coming Bachelor club ball In
honor of Miss Spencer. I .lent. Brant
meets Silent Murphy, Custer's scout, lie
reports trouble brewing among the Sioux.
Lieut. Brant was somewhat delayed
In reaching ihe scene. Certain mili-
tary requirements were largely re-
sponsible for this delay, and he had
patiently wrestled with an unsatisfac-
tory toilet, mentally excoriating a
service which would not permit the
transportation of dress uniforms while
o_n scouting detail.
The dance was already in full swing
when he finally pushed his way
through the idle loungers gathered
about the door, and gained entrance to
the hall. Many glanced curiously at
him, attracted by the glitter of his uni-
form, but he recognized none among
thein, and therefore passed steadily
toward the musicians' stand, where
there appeared to be a few unoccu-
The scene was one of color and ac-
tion. He watched the speeding fig-
ures, striving to distinguish the par-
ticular one whose charms had lured
him thither. But among them all he
was unable to distinguish the wood-
nymph whose girlish frankness and
grace hail left so deep an impression
on his memory. Yet surely she must
be present, for, to his understanding,
this whole gay festival was in her
honor. Directly across the room he
caught sight of Rev. Mr. Wynkoop
conversing with a lady of somewhat
rounded charms, and picked his way
in their direction.
The missionary, who, in truth, had
been hiding an agonized heart behind
a smiling face, was only too delighted
at any excuse which would enable him
to approach Miss Spencer, and press
aside those cavaliers who were mo-
nopolizing her attention. The handi-
cap of not being able to dance he felt
to- be heavy, and he greeted the lieu-
tenant with unusual heartiness of
"Why, most assuredly, my dear sir,
most assuredly," he said, "Mrs. Hern-
don, permit me to make you acquaint-
ed with Lieut, iirant of the Seventh
The two, thus introduced, bowed and
exchanged a few words, while Mr.
Wynkoop busied himself in peering
about the room, making a great pre-
tense at searching out the lady guest,
who, in very truth, had scarcely been
absent from his sight during the en-
"Ah!" he ejaculated, "at last I lo-
cate her, and, fortunately, at this mo-
ment she is not upon the floor, al-
though positively hidden by the men
clustering about her chair. You will
excuse us. Mrs. Herndon, but I have
promised Lieut. Brant a presentation
to your niece."
They slipped past the musicians'
stand, and the missionary pressed in
through the ring of admirers,
"Why, Mr. Wynkoop!" and she ex-
tended both hands impulsively. "And
only to think, you have never once
been near me all tills evening! You
don't know how much I have missed
you. I was just saying to Mr. Moffat
—or it might have ben Mr. McNeil—
that 1 was completely tiled out and
wished you were here to sit out this
dance with me."
Wynkoop blushed and forgot the
errand which had brougb*. him there,
but she remained sufficiently coot and
observant. She touched him gendy
with her hand.
"Who is that line-looking young offi-
cer ?" she questioned softly, yet with-
out venturing to remove her glance
from his face.
Mr. Wynkoop started. "Oh, exactly;
I had forgotten my mission. He has
requested an Introduction." He drew
the lieutenant forward. "Lieut. Ilrant,
The officer bowed, a Blight shadow
of disappointment In Ills eyes. The
lady was unquestionably attractive,
her face animated, her reception most
cordial, yet she was not the maiden of
the dark, fathomless eyes and the
wealth of auburn hair.
"Such a pleasure to meet you," ex-
claimed Miss Spencer. "Do you know,
lieutenant, that actually 1 have never
before had the privilege of meeting
an officer of the army. Your appear-
ance supplies the one touch of color
that was lacking to make the picture
complete. Mr. Moffat has done so
much to make me realize the breadth
of western experience, and now, I do
so hope, you will some time find oppor-
tunity to recount to me some of your,
The lieutenant smiled. "Most glad-
ly; yet Just now, I confess, the music
Invites me, and I am sufficiently bold
to request your company upon the
Miss Spencer sighed regretfully.
"Why, really, Lieut. Brant, I scarcely
see how I posBibly can. I have al
ready refused so many this evening,
and now I almost believe I must be
under direct obligation to some one
of those gentlemen. Still," hesitating-
ly, "your being a total stranger here
must be taken into consideration. Mr.
Moffat, Mr. MpNell, Mr. Mason, surely
you will grant me release this once?"
There was no verbal response to the
appeal, only an uneasy movement; but
her period of waiting was extremely
"Oh, I knew you would; you have
all been so kind and considerate."
She arose, resting her daintily gloved
hand upon Brant's blue sleeve, her
pleased eyes smiling up confidingly
Into his. Then with a charming smile,
"Oh, Mr. Wynkoop, I have decided to
claim your escort to supper. Y'ou do
Wynkoop bowed, his face like a
"I thought you would not mind oblig-
ing me in this. Come, lieutenant."
Miss Spencer, when she desired to
be, was a most vivacious companion,
hei« in more formal manner. She is
your 'star' pupil, then?"
"Why, she Is not really In my school
at all, but I outline the studies she
pursues at home, and lend her such
books as I consider best adapted for
her reading. She is such a strange
"Indeed? She appeared to me to be
extremely unconventional, with a de-
cided tendency for mischief. Is that
"Partially. She manages to do
everything in a different way from
other people. Her mind seems pecu-
liarly independent, and she is so un-
reservedly western in her ways and
language. But 1 was referring rather
to her taste in books—she devours
"You mean as a student?"
"Well, yes, I suppose so; at least
she appears to possess the faculty of
absorbing every bit of information,
like a sponge. Sometimes she actual-
ly startles me with her odd questions.
I really believe Mr. Wynkoop seeks to
avoid meeting her, she has shocked
him so frequently in religious mat-
"Does she make light of his faith?"
"Oh, no, not that exactly, at least it
is not her intention. But she wants
to know everything—why we believe
this and why we believe that, doc-
trines which no one else ever dreams
of questioning, and he cannot seem to
make them clear to her mind. Some
of her questions are so irreverent as
to be positively shocking to a spirit-
ually minded person."
They lapsed into silence, swinging
easily to the guidance of the music.
His face was grave and thoughtful.
This picture just drawn of the per-
verse Naida had not greatly lowered
her in his estimation, although he felt
instinctively that Miss Spencer was
not altogether pleased with his evi-
dent interest in another.
"It is very interesting to know that
you two met in so unconventional a
way," she ventured, softly, "and so
sly of her not even to mention it to
me. We are room-mates, you know,
and consequently quite intimate, al-
though she possesses many peculiar
characteristics which I cannot in the
least approve. I shall certainly do my
best to guide her aright. Would you
mind giving me some details of your
For a moment he hesitated, feeling
that if the girl had not seen fit to con-
fide her adventure to this particular
troubling you to such an extent. No WOMAN SITS ON PIG?
doubt this feeling of lassitude t ill
pass away shortly. It was very fool-
ish of me, but I left the fan with my
wraps at the hotel. It can be recov-
ered when we go across to supper."
"It will be no more than a pleasure
to recover It for you," he protested.
The stairs leading down from the
hall entrance were shrouded in dark-
ness, the street below nearly deserted
of loiterers, although lights streamed
forth resplendently from the undraped
windows of the Occidental and the
hotel opposite. Assisted in his search
by Mrs. Guffy, the officer succeeded in
recovering the lost fan, and started to
return. Just without the hotel door,
under the confusing shadows of the
wide porch, he came suddenly face to
face with a young woman, the unex-
pected encounter a mutual and embar-
"Miss Spencer, May I Inquire If You Possess Such a Phenomenon as a'Star'
and always an excellent dancer. Brant
easily succumbed to her sway, and be-
came, for the time being, a victim to
her charms. To Brant the experience
brought back fond memories of his
last cadet ball at the Point, and he
hesitated to break the mystic spell
with abrupt questioning. Curiosity,
however, finally mastered his reti-
"Miss Spencer," he asked, "may I
inquire if you possess such a phenome-
non as a star' pupil?"
The lady laughed merrily, but her
expression became somewhat puzzled.
"Really, what a very strange question!
Why, not unless it might be little
Sammy Worrell; he can certainly use
the longest words I ever heard of out-
side a dictionary. Why, may I ask?
Are you especially Interested in prod-
"Oh, not in the least; certainly not
in little Sammy Worrell. The person
1 had reference to chances to lie a
young woman, having dark eyes, and a
wealth of auburn hair. We met quite
by accident, and the sole clew I now
possess to hef Identity Is a claim she
advanced to being your 'star' pupil."
Miss Spencer sighed somewhat re-
gretfully, and her eyes fell. "I fear
It must have been Naida, from your
description, llut she is scarcely more
than a child. Surely, lieutenant, It
cannot be possible that you have be-
come interested in her?"
He smiled pleasantly. "At least 18,
Is she no'.? 1 was somewhat impressed
with her evident originality and hoped
to renew our slight acquaintanceship
friend, it was hardly his place to do
so. Then, remembering that he had
already said enough to arouse curi-
osity, which might easily be developed
into suspicion, he determined his
course. In a few words the brief story
was frankly told, and apparently
proved quite amusing to Miss Spencer.
"Oh, that was Naida, beyond a
doubt" she exclaimed, with a laugh of
satisfaction. "It is all so characteris-
tic of her. 1 only wonder how she
chanced to guess your name; but real-
ly the girl appears to possess some
peculiar gift In thus discerning facts
hidden from others.
The music coming to a pause, they
slowly traversed the room.
"I presume, then, she is not pres-
ent?" he said, quietly.
Miss Spencer glanced Into his face,
the grave tone making her anprehen-
sive that she might have gone too far.
"She was here earlier in lh even-
ing, but now that you remind ics of it,
1 do not recall having noticed tier of
late. Hut, really, lieutenant, It is no
part of my duty to chaperon the young
girl. Mrs. Herndon could probably in-
form you of her present whereabouts."
Miss Spencer was conscious of the
sting of failure, and her face flushed
with vexation. "It Is extremely close
In here, don't you think?' she com-
plained. "And 1 was so careless as to
mislay my fan. I feel almost suffo-
"Did you leave It at home?" he ques-
tioned. "Possibly I might discover a
substitute somewhere In the room."
"Oh, no; I would never think of
An Unusual Girl.
The girl was without wraps, her
dress of some light, fleecy material
fitting her slender figure exquisitely,
her head uncovered; within her eyes
Brant imagined he could detect the
glint of tears. She spoke first, her
voice faltering slightly.
"Will you kindly permit me to
He stepped instantly to one side,
bowing as he did so.
"I beg your pardon for such seeming
rudeness," he said, gravely. "I have
been seeking you all the evening, yet
this unexpected meeting caught me
"You have been seking me? That is
strange. For what reason, pray?"
"To achieve what you were once
kind enough to suggest as possible—
the formality of an introduction. It
would seem, however, that fate makes
our meetings informal."
"That is your fault, not mine."
"I gladly assume all responsibility,
if you will only waive the formality
and accept my friendship."
Her face seemed to lighten, while
her lips twitched as if suppressing a
smile. "Y'ou are very forgetful. Did I
not tell you that we Presbyterians are
never guilty of such indiscretions?"
"I believe you did, but I doubt your
complete surrender to the creed."
"Doubt! Only our second time of
meeting and you already venture to
doubt! This can scarcely be construed
into a compliment, I fear."
"Yet to my mind it may prove the
very highest type of compliment," he
returned, reassured by her manner.
"For a certain degree of independence
in both thought and action is highly
commendable. Indeed, I am going to
be 'bold enough to add that it was
these very attributes that awakened
my interest in you."
"Oh, indeed; you cause me to blush
already. My frankness, I fear, bids
fair to cost me all my friends, and I
may even go beyond your pardon, if
the perverse spirit of my nature so
"The risk of such a catastrophe is
mine, and I would gladly dare that
much to get away from conventional
commonplace. One advantage of such
meetings as ours is an immediate in-
sight into each other's deeper nature.
For one I shall sincerely rejoice if you
will permit the good fortune of our
chance meeting to be alone sponsor
for our future friendship. Will you
not say yes?"
She looked at him with greater
earnestness, her young face sobered
by the words spoken. Whatever else
she may have seen revealed there, the
countenance bending slightly toward
her was a serious, manly one, inspir-
ing respect, awakening confidence.
"And I do agree," she said, extend-
ing her hand in a girlish impulse. "It
will, at least, be a new experience and
therefore worth the trial. I will even
endeavor to restrain my rebellious
spirit, so that you will not be unduly
He laughed, now placed entirely at
his ease. "Your meed of mercy Is ap-
preciated, fair lady. Is it your desire
to return to the hall?"
She shook her head positively. "A
cheap, gaudy show, all bluster and
vulgarity. Even the dancing is a mere
parody. I early tired of it."
"Then let us choose the better part,
and sit here on the bench, the night
He conducted her across the porch
to the darkest corner, where only rifts
of light stole trembling in between the
shadowing vines, and there found con-
venient seats. A moment they re-
mained in silence, and he could hear
"Have you truly been at the hall,"
she questioned, "or were you merely
fibbing to awaken my interest?"
"I truly have been," he answered,
"and actually have danced a measure
with the fair guest of the evening."
"With Phoebe Spencer! And yet
you dare pretend now to retain an in-
terest in me? Lieut. Brant, you must
be a most talented deceiver, or else
the strangest person I ever met. Such
a miracle has never occurred before!"
"Well, it has certainly occurred
now; nor am I in this any vain de-
ceiver. I truly met Miss Spencer. I
was the recipient of her most entranc-
ing smiles; I listened to her modu-
lated voice; I bore her off, a willing
captive, from a throng of despairing
admirers; I danced with her, gazing
down into her eyes, with her Huffy
hair brushing my cheek, yet resisted
all her charms and came forth think-
ing only of you."
"Indeed? Your proof?"
He drew the white satin fan forth
from his pocket, and held it out to-
ward her with mock humility. "This,
unbelieving princess. Dispatched by
the fan- lady in question to fetch this
bauble from the dressing-room, I for-
got my urgent errand 111 the sudden
delight of finding you."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
BUT ONLY FOR MOMENT
FEMALE PASSENGER GETS A BAG
SCARE ON A BROOKLYN
New York.—Passengers on a Ber-
gen street trolley in Brooklyn didn't
pay very much attention when two
men got aboard and placed a well-
filled carpet bag beside them. Not
until the car reached Buffalo avenue
and St. John's place did the conductor
learn that he was carrying a "dead
The two men were engaged in ear-
nest conversation and didn't notice
a stout woman, who climbed on the
car and stood glaring at the space
taken by the bag. She was carrying a
large, square package and shifted un-
easily from one foot to the other, but
the men kept right on talking and ig-
nored her presence.
Suddenly she turned and sat down
on the bag, but the second she did so
An Agonized Squeal Sent Her Sailing
Across the Aisle.
an agonized squeal from directly un-
derneath her sent her sailing across
the aisle. She landed in a group of
school girls, her package knocking off
their hats. The bag had rolled off the
seat and the way the occupant
squirmed and squealed caused most
of the women folks to tuck their skirts
tightly around their feet. One of the
men had picked up the bag and was
trying to pacify the contents.
"I want those men arrested,"
shouted the woman. "They've got a
baby in that bag. the brutes!"
"What's in it?" demanded the con-
ductor, who figured he'd been done
out of a fare.
"Tools!" chorused the men.
Thinking the men were fooling him
the conductor grabbed the bag. In the
tussle which followed the string
broke and out bounded a live pig.
Released from its captivity the porker
ran wildly through the car and was
finally dragged from under a seat by.
Special Officer Edward J. Manton, of
the S. P. C. A., who happened to be
on the rear platform.
He placed the two men under ar-
rest, charging them with cruelty to
animals. They said they were Jacob
Becker of No. 1516 De Kalb avenue,
and Edward J. Lewis of No. 432 Essex
street, Brooklyn. They were taken to
Liberty avenue station.
STEER LEADS BAND OF WOLVES.
Maurauders Terrorize Farmers in the
Vancouver, B. C.—A weird tale
comes from Alberni, one of the north-
ern districts where white men are few
and the beasts of the forest generally
reign supreme. The hero of this story
is a big steer that escaped from his
herd some time past and is now a real
outlaw, preying upon his fellow crea-
tures and warring against the white
This big steer has in some remark-
able way obtained dictatorship over a
huge pack of wolves and is now their
leader in raids upon civilization.
Recently the wolves under their
strange leader raided the farm of F.
M uller. The steer charged a big
fence, knocked it down by his weight,
and then with his horns and hoofs
battered in the doors to the barn and
she^.a He made a nice meal off the
grain bin. while the wolves attacked
the calves and chickens and left the
place looking as if a cyclone had
Many men declare they have fired
at the steer and hit him. So frequent
and costly have become the depreda-
tions of the outlaw steer and his
friends the wolves that a big force of
men has organized and will endeavor
to round up and exterminate the
Not Undressed in Fourteen Years.
Adrian, Mich. — Mrs. Sylvester
Eaves, aged 82, is dead here, after liv-
ing 50 years in tills section. Fourteen
years ago her husband left home some-
what after the fashion of Rip Van
Winkle in the second act of the play,
some trouble having occurred with n
sister of the wife, who lived with the
Since that time, 14 years ago, Mrs.
Eaves, through some superstitious no-
tion, had never undressed and never
occupied a bed. She got what sleep
she took by lying on a sofa or lounge.
Even in her last sickness she could
not be persuaded to go to bed, but
died In her chosen resting place
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