The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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WATCHING THE GAME.
The umpires of the National leaguo
of professional basebull players had a
conference a few clays ago. 1 hey wt re
urged by the executive head of the or
ganization to enforce to the letter the
regulations against rowdy ball. 1 his
official declared that the few players
■who are inclined to be rowdies on the
field must not be permitted to negative
the good results achieved in recent
years of watchfulness. The patrons
of the popular American game appre-
ciate this attitude, says the Chicago
Tribune. Baseball has a strong hold
upon the people. There are millions
who like to watch It played. The
overwhelming majority want clean
sport on the diamond. It requires lit
tie argument to prove that rowdyism
Is a losing proposition in the long run.
A manager or player who is debarred
from the game for a few days be-
cause of offensive language or conduct
often injures his team greatly. From
the point of view of playing strength,
rowdyism Is harmful. From the point
of view of those who like square, hon-
est fighting and who patronize the
team to see real sport It has no place
Hnn Maltland, on reaching his
New York bai-lnlnr club, met an '.'Anltor
no" one had
•Why ... I • • •„ Rea,ly'
Mr. Snailh, I must confess—"
"A confession would aid us materi
ally," dryly. "The case is perplexing.
You round up a burglar sought by the
police of two continents, and listlessly
permit his escape. Why?"
not be pressed,
from his attorn«'>.
•urprlM-'l lady In gray, . racking the
containing hi" K'-ma. She, HWii
to meet him that1 day. Maltland received
a "Mr. Snaith."
Vienna is suffering from too many
pigeons and the authorities are at a
loss to know what to do to mltignto
the nuisance. The birds, which num-
ber some thousands, have a privileged
existence; nobody molests them in
any way, so that they flourish and in-
crease rapidly. Recently so many com-
plaints have been received from house
owners of the dirty condition of the
facades of buildings caused by the
pigeons that the Vienna magistracy
decided something must be done to re-
duce the number. In their perplex-
ity the magistracy appealed to the Vi-
enna Society for the Protection of
Animals to aid them in a legal slaugh-
ter of the offending birds, always hav-
ing regard, however, to the provisions
of the new birds' protection law
society answered that it
hardly consistent with their principles
of friendliness toward animals to en-
gage in a massacre of pigeons, and
therefore they must reject the official
appeal. The magistracy are now
wrestling with the problem alone.
Perhaps the unemployed of
might help thein.
There is no possibility of a repeti
tlon in this country of tho witchcraft
craze which, more than 200 years ago,
made Salem, Mass., a very dangerous
place for suspects. That extraordinary
delusion, which led to the hanging of
many innocent persons, seems unac-
countable to tho enlightened minds of
the uresent time, says the Troy
Times. Yet that belief in witchcraft
Btill exists is shown by an incident in
Butler, Pa., where a woman was
charged by another woman, a neigh-
bor, with "casting a spell" over a cow
and thus preventing the animal from
giving milk. This was done, said the
complainant, through witchcraft. The
matter-of-fact justice of course disre-
garded the silly witchcraft story,
though he did hold the accused for
pijiin, ordinary assault. And proba
bly that was as near witchcraft as
anything that happened in Salem or
The slaughter 01 the Stegomyla fas-
clata since the proof under the indict-
ment that it was the host for the prop-
agatibn of the yellow fever parasite
has been frightful, and something sim-
ilar has been happening to the typhoid I
liy. The fact is even more important,
for it is easily possible to flee
climes where tho Stegomyla
ventures, but it is hardly possible to
escape the typhoid liy. It is the com-
mon housefly, the nuisance which
flies from the manure heaps and the
sewage-laden rivers into the windows
of almost everybody's parlor, or, worse
Maltland accepted the card and ele-
vated his brows. "Oh!" he said, put-
ting It down, ills manner becoming per-
ceptibly less cordial. "I say, O'Hagan.
"Yessor?" , ,,
"I shall be busy for— Will half an
hour satisfy you, Mr. Snaith?"
"You ure most kind," the stranger
"In half an hour, O'Hagan, you may
return." . ,, . _
"Very good, sor." And the hall door
closed. , ,
"So," uald Maltland. turning to face
the mnn squarely, "you ure from police
"As you see." Mr. Snaith motioned
delicately inward his business card-
as he called it.
"Well?" after a moment's pause.
"I am a detective, you understand."
"Perfectly," Maltland assented, un-
moved. , ,
His caller seemed partly amused,
partly—but very slightly-embar-
rassed. "I have been assigned to
cover tho affair of last night," he
continued blandly. "I presume >ou
have no objection to giving me what
Information you may possess."
The man's amusement was made
visible in a fugitive smile, half-hidden
bv his small and neatly trimmed mus-
tache Mutely eloquent, he turned
bark the lapel of his coat, exposing a
small shield; at which Maltland
"Very well," he consented, bored but
resigned. "Fire ahead, but make It as
brief as you can; I've an engagement
In"—glancing at the clock—"an hour,
and must dress."
"I'll detain you no longer than Is es-
sential. ... Ot course you under-
stand how keen we are after this man
Anisty." . .
"What puzzles me," Maltland inter-
rupted, "is how you got wind of the
atfalr so soon.
"Then you have not heard. Mr.
Snaith exhibited polite surprise.
"I am just out of bed."
"Anisty escaped shortly after >ov
left Maltland Manor."
Mr Snaith knitted his brows, evl
dentlv at a loss whether to ascribe
Maitland's exclamation as due to sur-
I prise, regret, or relief. Which pleased
Maltland. who had been at pains to
make his tone noncommittal. In point
of fact ho was neither surprised nor
"Thunder!" he continued, s!owi>.
forgot to 'phone Higgins."
"That is why I called. Your butler
did not know where you could be
found. You had left In great haste,
promising to send constables; you
failed to do so; Higgins got no word,
in the course of an hour or so his
neVer I charge began to choke—or pretended
to. Higgins became alarmed
to tell the truth, 1 was a bit
under the weather last night; out with
a party of friends, you know. Dare
say we all had a bit more than we
could carry. The capture was purely
accidental; we had other plans for
the night and—well," laughing shortly,
"I didn't give the matter too much
thought, beyond believing that Higgins
would hold the man tight."
"I see. It is unfortunate, hut . . .
you motored back to town.
It was not a question, but Maitland
so considered it.
"We did," he admitted.
"And came here directly?"
"Mr Maltland, why not be frank
with me? My sole object Is to capture
notorious burglar. I have no desire
"Not that kind." Snaith shook his
head. . ,
"Hut his departure was somewhat
hurried. I can conceive that he might
abandon his kit—"
"Hut it was not his."
"Anisty does not depend on suen
antiquated methods, Mr. Maltland;
save that in extreme instances, with
it particularly stubborn safe, he em-
ploys a high explosive that, so far as
we can find out, is practically noise-
less Its nature is a mystery
But such old-fashioned strong-boxes
ao yours at Greenfields he opens by
ear, so to speak—listens to the combi-
nation. He was once an expert, repu-
tably employed hy a prominent firm
of safe manufacturers, In whose ser-
vice he gained the skill that has made
him—what he is."
—Maitland cast about at ran
dom, feeling himself cornered—"may
h<- not have had accomplices?"
"He's no such fool. Unless he has
gone mad, he worked alone. I presume
you discovered no accomplice?"
"1? The devil, no!"
Snaith smiled mysteriously, then fell
"You are an enigma." he said, at
length "I can not understand why
you refuse us all Information
I consider that the jewels
yours—" , ,
"Are mine," Maitland corrected.
"No longer." „
"1 beg your pardon; I have them.
Snaith shook his head, smiling in
credulously. Maitland flushed with
annoyance and resentment, then on
impulse rose and strode into the ad-
joining bedroom, returning
small canvas bag.
"You shall see for yourself, he said
depositing the bag on the desk and
fumbling with drawstring. "If you will
be kind enough to step over here-
Mr Snaith, still unconvinced, hesi-
assented, halting a brief
You Are from
-So" Said Maitland, Turning to Face th. Man Squar.ly,
moved the gag. Anisty lay quiet until
his face resumed its normal color and
then began to abuse Higgins for a
thick-headed idiot." \.
Mr. Snaith interrupted himself to
"You noticed a resemblance? he re-
It Is suggestive of another crisis In Maltland, too, was smiling. 'Some-
""up to'the fzaTtTdee'ui^wheUie^to ^'-it la' really remarkable, If you will
side with the reactionaries or not. If ®eu Xortlt ace IntenUy. "Hig-
the reactionaries win Stolypin and 1 fellow, bad his faith shaken
cabinet will probably resign. The | ^ foundatlons This Anisty must
czar is said to be a careful observer i ^ ^ ^ iever actor as well as a master
of the world's drift. If so, he may be ^.irg]8r Having cursed Higgins root
Impressed with the fact that this is a and branch, he got his second
reassume auto- \
pretty poor time to
Advices froiu the woods are to the
effect that some song birds have es- j
caped publicity on woman's hat*.
A metaphysical physician r.ow tells
mothers not to punish their children
for naughtiness, but to play to them
on the piano by way of correcting
their faults. Yet piano playing h
been known to demoralize a whole
Dlock and develop the residents' most
and explained that he was—Mr. Mait-
land! Conceive Higgins' position.
What could he do?"
"What he did, I gather."
"Once loos*.. *e knocked Higgins
over with ti:' butt of a revolver,
Jumped out of the window and van-
ished. By the time the butler got
his senses back, Anisty, presumably,
was miles away. . . • Mr. Malt-
laud!" said Snaith, sharply.
to meddle with your private affairs,
hut . . • You may trust in my ills-
cretion Who was the young lady?" young man
• To conceal her identity," said Mait-
land, undisturbed, "is precisely why
1 have been lying to you."
••You refuse us that Information.
"Absolutely. I have no choice In
the matter. You must see that."
Snaith shook his head, baffled. In-
finitely perturbed, to Maitland s hid-
"Of course," raid he, "the policeman
at the ferry recognized me?"
"You are well known to him," ad-
mitted Snaith. "But that is a side is-
sue. What puzzles me is why you let
Anisty escape. It Is Inconceivable.
"From a police point of view."
"From any point of view," said
Snaith, obstinately. "The man breaks
Into your house, steals your jewels
"This Is getting tiresome," Maitland
Interrupted, curtly. "Is It possible
that you suspect me of conniving at
the theft of my own property?"
Snalth's eyes were keen upon him.
"Stranger things have been known.
t the motive is lacking. You
t financially embarrassed-so
fur as we can determine, at least.
Maltland politely inta.'posed "Ills An-
gers between Ills yawn and tho de-
i ctlve's intent regard. "You have
distance from Maitland and toying ab-
stractedly with his cane while the
In two more minutes, Maltland,
tiussed, gagged, still unconscious, and
breathing heavily, occupied a divan
in his smoking-room, while his assail-
ant, in the bedroom, ears keen to
catch the least sound from without,
as rapidly and cheerfully arraying
himself in the Maitland gray-striped
flannels and accessories—even to th«
gray socks which had been specified.
The less chances one takes, the
better," soliloquized "Mr. Snaith."
He stood erect, in another man s
shoes, squaring back his shoulders,
discarding the disguising stoop, and
confronted his image in a pier-glass.
Good enough Maltland," he com-
mented, with a little satisfied nod to
his counterfeit presentment. "But
we'll make it better still."
A single quick jerk denuded his up-
per lip; he stowed the mustache care-
fully away in his breast pocket. The
moistened corner of a towel make
quick work of the crow's feet about his
eyes, and, simultaneously, robbed him
of a dozen apparent years. A pair of
yellow chamois gloves, placed eonven
iently on a dressing table, covered
hands that no art could make resemble
Maitland's. And It was Daniel Mait-
land who studied himself in the pier-
Contented, the criminal returned to
the smoking-room. A single glance
assured him that his victim was still
dead to the world. He sat down at the
desk, drew off the gloves, and opened
the bag; a p^ep within which was
enough. With a deep and slow intake
of breath he knotted the drawstring
and dropped the bag into his pocket.
A jeweled cigarette case of unique de-
sign shared the same fate.
Quick eyes roaming the desk ob-
served the telegram form upon which
Maitland had written Cressy's name
and address. Momentarily perplexed,
the thief pondered this; then, with a
laughing oath, seized the pen and
scribbled, with no attempt to imitate
the other's handwriting, a message.
"Regret unavoidable detention. Let-
ter of explanation follows.
To this Maitland's name was signed.
"That ought to clear him neatly, it
understand the emergency."
The thief rose, folding the telegraph
blank, and returned to the bedroom,
taking up his hat and the murderous
cane as he went. Here he gathered to-
gether all the articles of clothing that
he had discarded, conveying the mass
to the trunkroom, where an empty and
unlocked kit-bag received it all.
"That, I think, is about all."
He was very methodical, this crim-
inal, this Anisty. Nothing essential,
escaped him. He rejoiced in the mi-
nutiae of detail that went to cover up
his tracks so thoroughly that his cam-
paigns were as remarkable for the
clues he did leave with malicious de-
sign, as for those that he didn t.
One final thing held his attention:
A bowl of hammered brass, inverted
beneath a ponderous book, upon the
desk. Why? In a twinkling he had
removed both and was studying the
impression of a woman's hand in the
dust, and nodding over it.
"That girl," deduced Anisty. 'Nov-
iee poor little fool!—or she wouldn't
have wasted time searching here for
the jewels. Good looker, though—
from what little he"-with a glance at
Maltland—"gave me a chance to see
of her. Seems to have snared him, all
right if she did miss the haul. . . •
Little idiot! What right has a
in this business, anyway? well,
here's one thing that will never land
me in the pen."
As with nice care, he replaced both
bowl' and book, a door slammed below
stairs took him to the hall in an in-
stant Maitland's Panama was hang-
in- on the hatrack, Maitland's collec-
tion of walking sticks bristled In a
stand beneath it. Anisty appropriated
the former and chose one of the latter.
Fair exchange," he considered, with a
harsh laugh. "After all, he
nothing . • • but the jewels.
He was out and at the foot of the
stairs just as O'Hagan reached
ground floor from the basement.
"Ah, O'Hagan!" The assumption of
Maitland's ironic drawl was impec-
cable. O'Hagan no more questioned it
than he questioned his own sanity.
"Here, send this wire at once, please;
and," pressing a coin into the ready
palm, "keep the change,
Positively cured by
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They also relieve Dis-
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Eating, a perfect rem-
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Taste in the Mouth, Coat-
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Tho only skin softener and
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It also keeps me
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destroys all odor of perspi-
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ll ring and removed n x\
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Either mailed direct on re-
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NO STROPPING NO HONING
Never Fails to Bettore, Gray
I was hur-
nlucked at the. drawstring. ied ^nd didn't bother to call you. And,
i — ... , the outer door:
A frenchman has bequeathed
for the Bonis of
fortune for mass
people killed by joy riders.
In getting In the way must b« consid-
ered great in France.
ten minutes more, I'm sorry to say.
Tesponded Maltland^.said glancing at th^cU^
g Ills brows, refusing to be stained. •*""
tng Ills brows, refusing to be start le i
"Why," crisply, "didn't you send
the constables from Greenfields, ac-
cording to your promise?"
Maltland ltughed uneasily and looked
down, vlsloly embarrassed, acting
with consummate address playing[ the he> sa d^ ^ your ,lbr,r}.
game for all lie was worth; and enjoy- l _be,a & burgiar> lsn t he?"
lug It hugely. 1
"Yi i" Snnlth bent forward, elbows
ou knees, hat and cane swinging. > yes
Implacable, hard, relentless. "Anisty.
slowly, "left a tolerably coin-
"Deuced tight knot, this," com-1
mented Maitland, annoyed.
"No matter. Don't trouble,^ please.
I'm quite satisfied, believe uie.
"Oh, you are!"
Maitland turned; and in the act of
turning, tho loaded head ot the cane
landed with crushing force upon his
For an instant he stood swaying,
eves closed, face robbed of every ves-
tige of color, deep lines of agony
graven in his forehead and about his
mouth; then fell like a lifeless thing,
limp and invertebrate.
The soi-disant Mr. Snaith caught
him and let him gently and without
sound to the floor.
, "Poor fool!" he commented, kneel-
ing to make a hasty examination.
"Hope I haven't done for him. . . •
It would be the first time. . . •
Bad precedent! . . • So! He s all
right—conscious within an hour. . .
Too soon!" he added, standing and
.'looking down. "Well, turn about's fair
V,He swung on his heel and entered
the hallway, pausing at the door long
enough to shoot the bolt; then passed
hastily through the other chambers,
searching, to judge by his manner.
In the end a closed door at
him; he Jerked It open, with an ex-
clamation of relief. It gave upon a
large bare room, used by Maltland as
a trunk closet. Here Mtfie Rt° < lea,h
er straps and cords In ample measure
"Mr. Snaith" selected one from thein
quickly hut with care, choosing
I say. O'Hagan
"If that fellow Snaith ever calls
again, I'm not at home.
"Very good, sor."
Anisty permitted himself the slight-
est of smiU'S. pausing on the stoop to
draw on the chamois gloves. As he
did so his eye flickered dlsinterested-
"But, Minna, you shouldn't flirt with
all the'men as your are doing! Re*
member—you're not married!
Objection to Women Golfers.
"Farmers don't mind renting their
fields to golfers, but they are strongly
opposed to women."
"Because woman golfers are always
losing hairpins and hatpins and stick-
pins in the grass. Follow the trait °f
a woman's foursome with a pushionful
a woman's foursome with a pincushion
pins at the end of the ninth hole.
"But Why does the farmer mind
"Because afterward when his sheep
and cattle graze in those fields they
swallow pins. Pins, I needn't tell you,
are injurious to the health."
No Romance About It.
The stricken man constantly irfoaned
the name of the young woman who
had jilted him.
Tell her," he said to the medical
n "that her cruelty killed me. Tell
her I am dying from a broken heart.'
The medical man shook his head.
"AW, go on," he said. "That would
be shamelessly unprofessional. Your
heart's all right. It's your liver that s
Willing to Oblige.
Lady (sitting for portrait)—Please
make my mouth small. I know it ia
large, but I wish it to appear quite
' Artist (politely)—Certainly, madam.
If you prefer, I will leave it out alto-
AN OLD TIMER
Has Had Experiences.
A woman who has used Postum
since it came upon the market knows
from experience the wisdom of us-
ing Postum in place of coffee if one
values health and a clear brain. She
"At the time Postum was first, put
on the market I was suffering from
nervous dyspepsia, and my physician
had repeatedly told me not to use
tea or coffee. Finally I decided to
take his advice and try Postum. I
got a package and had it carefully
ly over the personality of a man stand- prepared, finding it delicious to the
ing on the opposite walk and staring
at the apartment house. He was a
short man, of stoutish habit, sloppily
d-essed, with a derby pulled down
over one eye. cigar butt protruding ar-
logantly from beneath a heavy black
mustache, beefy cheeks,
soled boots dully polished.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
The most costly necklace In the J
world belongs to the Counte3s j
Henckel, a lady well known in London I
and Paris society, the value of which
is said to be $250,000. It is really com- |
posed of three necklaces, each of his-
toric interest. One was the property
of the ex-queen of Naples, sister of the
late Austrian empress; the second,
once the property of a Spanish gran-
dee, While the third was formerly
owned by the Empress Eugenie. Not
tracted I long ago a necklace composed of 412
pearls, in eight rows, tho property of
the late duchess of Montrose, was sold
for $00,000. The Empress Frederick
of Germany is said to have possessed
a necklace of 35 pearls, worth at least
$200,000, while Lady Ilchester's neck-
lace of black pearls is valued at ubuiit
taste. So I continued its use and very
soon its beneficial effects convinced
me of its value, for I got well of my
nervousness and dyspepsia.
"My husband had been drinking cof-
fee all his life until it had affected
his nerves terribly, and I persuaded
him to shift to Postum. It was easy
to get him to make the change for
the Postum is so delicious. It cer-
tainly worked wonders for him.
"We soon learned that Postum does
not exhilarate nor depress and does
not stimulate, but steadily and honest-
ly strengthens the nerves and the
"To make a long story short, ouren-
1 tire family continued to use Postum
| with satisfying results, as shown in
our line condition of health and we
have noticed a rather unexpected inij
provement In brain and nerve power.
Increased brain and nerve power
always follow the use of Postum in
place of coffee, sometimes in a very
marked manner. "There's a Reason.
Look In pkgs. for the famous llttl*
book, "The Road to Wellville."
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