The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 12, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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GOOD DONE BY WANDERLUST.
Constant Intermingling of People of
the Various States Has Made
I.ess than half the members of the
I'nited States senate and house of
representatives are native born In the
states which they represent. Nothing
could more clearly show the alert
activities of the American people, and
that constant intermingling of the in
habitants of the several states, which
adds so much to the cohesive unity of
the nation. The boy who goes to a
distant state often accomplishes more
than the one who goes straight on In
the footprints of his father In the
home village. Even Ilanlel Webster
was not born in the old Hay state,
. - . ,, ,, « „ .7,.11 I woman in (my, wi
whose influence and dignity he so well | ,nfr h)s bachelors'
sustained, and whose people mourned broken down
him so sincerely when his great life
This wandering from state to state
has resulted In the organizing in New
York city of many state societies,
which aim to gather together the na-
tives of their respective states annu-
ally to revive the pleasant memories
of the old home days, with their thou-
sand clinging ties.
What would happen if the American
people should cease t« wander about
the country? is a question wften ae&ed.
It is said that an eastern ma® never
amounts to anything until he goes
west, and that a western man ha« to
rome east in order to attain his full I
stature mentally. The northern man „ ,. .
is advised to go south to learn gentle CHAPTER VII.—Continued,
.-curtesy and chlvc'ric bearing, the He nodded, eyes to hers, fascinated,
southerner to go n.rth to add more I with an odd commingling of fear and
Iron to his blood. There can be no, hope and satisfied self-love. "Now I
doubt that this constant evolution has am unconnected with the affair. No
■•ncouraged the birth of new ideas, ; ose knows that I had any hand in it.
lust as the whirling of the kineto- I Besides, no one knows me—that I—
scope developed a toy Into our present steal." Her tone fell lower. "The po-
wonderful moving pictures, which I lice have never heard of me. Dan!"
give us glimpses of life in motion all "I—believe—"
over the world.—Joe Mitchell Chap- "j COuld get away," she Interrupted;
pie, in the National Masaaine. "end then, if they stopped you—"
—-— — "You're right, by the powers!" He
Real Thrillers. j 9lruc). the tal))e smartly with his first.
"You do that and we can carry this
COPYRIGHT 1907 —
"Mad" Dan Maitland. on reaching his
New York bariielur club, met an altritr-
:lvr young woman at the door. Janitor
O'llngan assured him no on** had been
within that day. Dan discovered a wom-
an's Hurt prints In dust on his desk,
alonK with a letter from his attorney.
Maitland dined with Bannerman. Ills at-
torney. Dan set out for 11 re,'ntlelds, to
*.-t his family Jewels. DurlnK his walk
to the country Beat, he met the yonng
woman In pryv. whom he had seen leav-
lul>. Her auto had
ed It. By a ruse she
'lost" him. Maitland, on reaching home,
surprised lady In gray, . racking the safe
containing his g.-nn She, apparently,
took him for a well-known crook. Daniel
Anlstv. Half-hypnotized. Maitland opened
his safe, took therefrom the Jewels, and
gave them to her. tirst forming a part-
nership In crime. The real Dan Anlsty.
sought hy police of the world, appeared
on the sumt1 mis-ion Maitland overcame
him. He met the girl outside the house
arid they sped on to New York in her an
t . He'had the Jewels rind sh<- promised
to meet him thnt dav Maitland received
> "Mr Hnulth," Introducing himself as a
detective To shield the girl In gray,
Maitland. about to show him the Jew-
els supposedly lost, was felled by a blow
from "Snalth's" cane The latter proved
to be Anlstv himself nnd he secured the
gems Anlsty. who was Maltland's dou-
ble. masqueraded as the latter. The
•rimlsal I • pt Maltland's engagement with
the rirl In gray. Anlsty feared for the
afety of the gems.
"Talk of dime novels!" exclaimed
the Insurance man. "You ought to
read a Piukerton report on an insur-
ance case if you want a thxiller. Our
company carries a great deal of bur-
glary insurance, and, of cowrse, when
a robbery ot'eurs to any of our cus-
tomers we put detectives on the case.
The reports that those men send in
are simple statements of facts, boiled
down herd, and containing nothing
but what is absolutely essential to
the business, but for intense Interest
they beat any novel I ever read or ex-
pect to read. Occasionally after a case
is finished and has become ancient
history I get out these reports ami
read them to a group of friends, and
no play can hold a more absorbed au-
dience. The actual trailing of a
criminal by detectives and the mar-
vels of ingenuity cn both sides are
world beaters for dramatic situations
Eminent In Two Lines.
Hans Hubert DieUsch, a popular
member of the Berlin l.ustspielhaus
company, does not devote all his time
to the stage. He is a sculptor of no
mean order, according to a recently
published account. His bas-relief of
Mutkowsky. which is now on exhibi- |
tion. has created much favorable com
ment, and a bronze replica which has
been placed in the Lessi.-ig house is
mentioned as a "couspicuous orna-
Trouble for the Constables.
Ixmdon constables, when stationed
In the neighborhood of Westminster,
are glad to wear gloves, and not alone
in order to exhibit the proper gentle-
ness to women. One policeman says I
that the "suffragette'' wriggles and |
through. Why, lacking the Jewess, 1
am Maitland—I am even wearing Mait-
land's clothes!" he boasted. "I went
to his apartments this morning and
saw to that, because it suited my pur-
pose to be Maitland for a day or two."
"Then—?" Her gaze questioned his.
"Waiter!" cried Anisty. And, when
the man was deferential at his elbow:
"Call a cab, at once, please."
The rest of the corps of servants
were at the other end of the big room.
Anlsty made certain that they were
not watching, then stealthily passed
the canvas bag to the girl. She bent
her head, bestowing it, in her hand-bag.
"You have made me . . . happy,
Dan," came tremulously from beneath
the hat brim.
Whatever doubts may have assailed
him when it was too late, by that re-
mark were effaced, silenced. Who
could mistrust her sincerity?
"Then when and where may I see
you again?" he demanded.
"The same place."
It was a bold move; but she was
standing; the waiter was back, an-
nouncing the cab in waiting, and he
dared not protest. Yet his pat riposte
commanded her admiration.
"No. Too risky. If they are watch-
ing here, they may be there, too." He
shook his head decidedly. The flicker
of doubt was again extinguished; for
undoubtedly Maitland had escorted her
home that morning; her reference had
been to that place. "Somewhere else,"
he insisted, confldert that she was
She appeared to think for an in-
stant, then, fumbling in her pocket-
book extracted a typical feminine
he place to catch her for painless dis- | gtub_lt8 busllu,H8 ena looking
as though it had been gnawed by a
vindictive rat—and scribbled hastily
on the back of a menu card:
"Mrs. McCabe, 205 West One Hun-
dred and Eighteenth street. Top floor.
Ring three times."
"I shall be there at seven," she told
him "You won't fail mo?"
"Not if I'm still at liberty," be
session was less clear; and yet it was
reasonable, after all, to presume that
Maitland should prefer to hold his
own. Possibly Anisty had seen the
girl slip the canvas bag Into Maitland's
pocket while the latter was kneeling
and binding his captive. However
that was, there was no denying that
he had trailed the treasure to its hid-
ing place, unerringly; and succeeded
in taking possession of It with consum-
mate skill and audacity. When Malt-
land came to think of it, he recalled
distinctly the trend of the burglar's
inquisition in the character of "Mr.
Snaith," which had all been calculated
to discover the location of the jewels.
And, when he did recall this fact, and
how easily he had been duped, Mait-
land could have ground his teeth in
melodramatic rage—but for the cir-
cumstance that when first it occurred
to him, such a feat was a physical im-
possibility, and even when ungagged
the operation would have been painful
to an extreme.
Sipping the grateful drink which
O'Hagan presently brought him, the
young man pondered the case; with
no pleasure in the prospect he fore-
Cavalrymen to Reunite.
Durant.—Many Oklahomans will be
interested in the thirty-second annual
reunion of the Eleventh Cavalry as-
loclation of Texas to be held August
5 and 6 at Sulphur Springs, Texas S.
H. Etter of Greenville, Texas, secre-
tary of the association, in his an-
"While some of our comrades have
crossed the dark valley of death into
the p-reat beyond since our last re-
union, we stand pledged to meet in
annual reunion as long as three of
us are left."
Fort Gibson Wants Gas.
Muskogee.—The city council of Ft.
Gibson is conducting negotiations
with the city council of Muskogee to
spill its gas supply with I he old fort
town. Muskogee has a gas main run
out to the water pumping station five
miles on the Arkansas river. Thl6 is
but three miles from Fort Gibson. The
Fort Gibson council offers to pay the
expense of laying a six-incn pipe from
Muskogee to Fort Gibson over tho
pump station line, if ihe Muskogee
council will agree to Ul th° t iwn have
a supply of gas from the mains.
Gives Tonnage Estimates.
Muskogee.—Secretary K. D. Sang-
fter of the Muskogee Commercial
club, in submitting a report to tho
river and harbor committee of con
gress, shows that the Mr. .-'ogee. dis-
trict, as outlined for use in the im-
provement of the Arkansas rivet and
mbracing the counties of Mustyoree.
Higgins had actually com- Wagner, Cherokee and Sequoyah, has
municated the fact of Anisty's escape ;i population of 54,270, 780,005 (acres
to the police, the entire affair was likely 0f ^iuabie land and 2711,707 acne; ot
to come out in the papers—all of it, land un(icr cultivation. It is] esti-
that is, that he could not suppress. But mate(j t),at the tonnage would In-
even figuring that he could silence | crease threefold by 1912 and eip
ablement is just below the should
"She's found that out," continued the I
constable, "and the whole lot of 'em
stick pins round their arms and my
gloves have got torn to ribbons."
Europe's Record Snowfall.
The snowfall in central Europe last
winter broke all records for many
years, Germany probably receiving
the worst of it. For days at a time. | laughed,
following each big storm, the streets
of Berlin were blocked to such an
extent that the street department of
the German capital was taxed to the
limit. One snowstorm cost the city
$8,000 to clear away, automobile snow-
plows and vans being used to a gteat
extent in the work.
They Both Remembered.
Among the wreaths placed on the
grave of Field Marshal Sir F. Haines.
who was laid to rest at Brompton
cemetery on Wednesday. June 16. is
one heating the simple inscription:
"From the bugler at Alma who gave
you a drink of natter on the battle
field, and who you remembered 44
years after, w hen he was overtaken
by misfortune."—Dondon Daily Tele-
endure the paroxysms of shame,
she should have stooped so low!
Presently the fingers relaxed, and
her whole frame relaxed In sympathy.
The black squall had passed over;
but now were the once tranquil waters
ruffled and angry. Then languor
gripped her like an enemy; she lay
listless in its hold, sick and faint with
disgust of self.
This was her all-sufficient punish-
ment; to have done what she had
done, to be about to do what she con-
templated. For she had set her hand
to the plow; there must now be no
drawing back, however hateful might
prove her task.
The voice of the cabby dropping
through the trap, roused her. "This is
the Martha WasHngtos. ma'am."
Mechanically she descended from the
hansom and paid her fare; then, sum-
moning up all her strength and reso-
lution, passed into the lobby of ihe
hotel and paused at the telephone
Dance of the Hours.
Four p. m.
The old clock In a corner of the
study chimed resonantly and with de-
liberation; four double strokes; and
while yet the deep-throated music was
dying into silence the telephone bell
Maitland bit savagely on the gag
Want You to Keep Your Mouth Shut.
And the waiter smiled at discretion,
a far-away and unobtrusive smile that
could by no possibility give offense;
at the same time It was calculated to
convey the Impression that, in the
"Well, well?" he demanded with that
Impatience characteristic of the illit-
erate for modern methods of communi-
cation. "Pwhat the divvle ails ye?"
"Rayspicts to ye, ma'am, and 'tis
sorry I am I didn't know 'twas a
"Wan o'clock, there or thereabouts."
"Faith, and he didn't say."
"Pwhat name will I he tellin' him?"
"Kape ut to yersilf, thin. 'Tis none
of me business."
"If ye do, I'll not answer. Sure, am
I to be climbin' two flights av sthairs
iv'ry foive mtnits—"
"Good-by yersilf," hanging up the re-
ceiver. "And the divvle fly away wid
ye," grumbled O'Hagan.
As he turijed away from the instru-
ment Maitland managed to produce a
sound, something between a moan and
a strangled cough. The old man
whirled on his heel. "Pwhat's thot?"
The next instant he was bending
over Maitland, peering into the face
drawn and disfigured by the gag. "The
saints presarve us! And who the
divvle are ye at all? Pwhy don't ye
Maitland turned purple: and emitted
a furious snort.
"Misther Maitland. be all thot's
strange! Is ut mad I am? Or how
did ye get back here and into this fix,
sor, and me swapin' the halls and
polUhin' the brasses fernist the front
| dure iv'ry minute since ye wint out?"
Higgins and O'Hagan—no difficult task i rjver at that ,ime would
—though he might be somewhat late
with Higgins—the most discreet Imag-
inable explanation of his extraordinary
conduct would make him the laughing
stock of his circle of friends, to say
nothing of a city that had been ac-
customed to speak of him as "Mad
Maitland" for many a day. Unless—
Ah, he had it! He could pretend
(so long as it suited his purpose, at
all events), to have been the man
caught and left bound In Higgins' care.
Simple enough. The knocking over of
the butler would be ascribed to a nat-
ural ebullition of indignation, the sub-
sequent flight to a hare-brained notion
of running down the thief. And yet
even that explanation had its difficul-
ties. How was he to account for the
fact that he had failed to communi-
cate with the police—knowing that his
treasure had been ravished?
It was all very Involved. Mr. Malt-
land returned Ihe glass to O'Hagan
and, cradling his head in his hands.
racked his brains in vain for a satis-
factory tala to tell. There were so
many things to be taken Into consld-
etation. There was the girl in gray. .
Not that he had forgotten her for an THREATEN TO USE DYN^MIllE.
instant; his fury raged but the higher
at the thought that Anisty's Interfer-
ence had prevented his (Maltland's)
keeping the ettfagement. Doubtless
the girl had waited, then gone away I agel. cf the Prairie Gas and Oil ctfni-
in anger, believing that the man In j pany, declared during a conference
whom she had placed faith had proved ] wjth a commlttee of iOPa] 0n prodfae-
hwnself unworthy. erflt that he has received seveiral
Tut that telephone call? threatening letters in which writers
"O'Hagan," demanded the haggard j (hat thp any.8 pro,,
and distraught young man who was j Dart]esv„le wi„ be (iynamltrt
that on the wire just now? reduced.
Being a thoroughly tra ned servant , Twq redu(.„ jn the „p of lB
O Hagan had waited that question in . ,
silence, a-quiver with impatience « aggregating « cents, have bip
though he was. Now, his tongue un- made during the last month t <
leashed, his words fairly stumbled on I O.Neil promised the Oklahoma
another's heels in his anxiety to producers that his company wiiuM
to 1,742.319 gross tons and imports
95,295 gross tons. It is estimateVi that
the counties tributary would purJchase
a tonnage for river transportation
! amounting to 2,456,809 gross tor.L
! FIVE PERSONS STRUCK BY \
FIVE BOLTS OF LIGHTING.
Stroud.—One of the most cepn&rk-
able phenomena of the elements i;-. ■ 9-
I ported from Kenna, New MexicoA in
I connection with the news received Iby
i George A. Rutherford of Stroud of title
j death of his brother, Henry. RuflJVr
I ford was killed by lightning dur.ujAu
severe electrical storm and thrV*
other persons in the same rotiti! wewe
shocked, each by a separate and diA
tlnct stroke. More than a dozen bollls
| struck the house successively and llhe
reports resembled the rapid tiring lof
I a gun. A mysterious trick of tfce
I lightning was the igniting of Ihe In-
terior wall of the house when therle
had been no apparent penetration <#t
either the wall or the roof.
Letters Tell Oil Company Trounl®
Will Come if Price is Cut Afiain. (
Bartlesville— O'Neil, genera! m/an-
... * ♦«. ixiif liuie i> i) luiuuie suite
and knotted his brows, rjn Indignation struggling for the upper
It. The effect ^as^ a^ j hend with mystification in the Irish-
man's brain, he grumbled and swore;
file rasped across raw quivering
nerves. And he lay helpless, abH to, . ^ j|Usjotj j(js fingers, in a trice the
more toward endurance than to | . .. ... .
dig nails deep into his palms.
Again and again the fiendish clamor
shattered the echoes. Blinding flashes
of agony danced down the white-hot
wires strung through his head, taut
from temple to temple.
Would the fool at the other end
ver be satisfied that he could get
opinion of one humble person, at least, r no answer? Evidently not; the racket
Forced to Shut Down Mines.
Recently the authorities of Carls-
bad were much concerned over a de-
crease in the flow of the famous Spru
del and .other mineral springs. The
statp took up the matter, and it was
found that the working of the mines
Jn the vicinity was probably affecting
the supply of the thermal springs. As
the prosperity of Carlsbad, almost,
indeed, its very existence, is de-
pendent upon its world famous waters,
the government ordered certain mines I
to be shut down.
Mr. Maitland was a merry wag.
"Good-by . • • Dan!"
Anlsty held her fingers in his hard
palm for an instant, rising from his
"Good-by. my dear." he said, clum-
He watched her disappear, eyes
humid, temples throbbing. "Hy the
| powers!" he cried. "But she s
i worth it!"
Perhaps his meaning was vague,
• even to himself. He resumed his seat
j mechanically and sat for a time
siaring dreamily into vacancy, blunt
! fingers drumming tm the cloth.
he declared at length. "No;
j Once secure from the public gaze,
| the girl crowded back Into a corner of
the cab. as though trying to efface her-
)f Iler eyes closed almost auto-
I matically; the curve of laughing lips
j became a doleful droop; a crinUte ap-
j pea red between the arched brows;
waves of burning crimson flooded her
I face and throat.
In her lap both hands lay clenched
,Mio tiny fists—clenched bo tightly that
I It hurt, numbing her fingers a phys-
1 lc*i pain thut, somehow, h
continued mercilessly, short series of
shrill calls alternating with imperative
mils prolonged until one thought that
the tortured metal sounding-cups would
crack. Thought! nay, prayed that
either such would be the case, or else
that one's head might at once merci-1
fully be rent asunder.
That anguish so exquisite should
| bo the means of releasing him from
I his bonds seemed a refinement of
irony. Yet Maitland was aware, be-
tween spasms, that help was on the
I v ay. The telephone instrument, for
I obvious convenience, had been
equipped with an extension bell which
I rang simultaneously in O'Hagan's
quarters. When Maitland was not at
home the janitor-valet, so warned,
would answ. r the calls. And now, in
binding gag was loosed, and ropes and
straps cast free from swollen wrists
and ankles. And. with the assistance
of a kindly arm behind his shoulders,
Maitland sat up, grinning with the
dain of renewing circulation in his
, "Wid these two oies mesilf saw ye
kve three hours gone, sor, and I
i'u'd swear no sowl had intered this
house since thin. Pwhat does ut all
mane, be all thot's holy?"
"It means," panting, "brandy and
oda, O'Hagan, and be quick."
Maitland attempted to rise, but his
s gave under him, and ho sank
k with a stifled oath, resigning hiin-
'f to wait the return of normal con-
tions. As for his head, it was threat-
iping to split at any moment, the tight
ires twanging infernally between his
emples; while the corners of his
louth were cracked and sore from the
iressure of the gag. All of which
Dtted up a considerable debit against
lr. Anisty's account.
For Maitland, despite his suffering,
ad found time to figure it out to his
rsonai satisfaction—or dissatisfac-
tj e still intervals, the heavy thud of lion, if you prefer—in the interval be-
unhurried feet could be heard upon j [ween his return to consciousness and
the staircase. O'Hagan was comiug
answer; and taking his time about
e arrival of O'Hagan. It was simple
nough to deduce from the knowledge
It seemed an age before the rattle 1 his possession that the burglar, hav
ed her to
of pass-key in latch announced him;
nnd another ere, all unconscious of the
figure supine on the divan against the
further study wall, the old man shuf-
fled to. the Instrument, lifted receiver
from the hook, and applied it to
ontrived his escape through th
obedience of Higgins, should have
klncered this complete revenge for
• indignity Maitland had put upon
How he had divined the fact of ihe
ivels remaining in their owner's pos-
get them out in the least possible time, j
"Sure, an' 'twas a leddy, sor, be the |
v'ice av her, askin' were ye in, and j
mesilf havin' seen ye go out no longer
ago thin wan o'clock and yersilf sayin'
not a worrud about comin' back at all
a-, all, pwhat was I to be tellin' her,
aven if ye were lyin' there on the die-
van all unbeknownest to me, which
the same mesilf can not—"
"Help!" pleaded the young man
feebly, smiling. "One thing at a time,
please, O'Hagan. Answer me one ques-
tion: Did she give a name?"
"She did not, sor, though mesilf—"
"There, there! Wait a bit. I want |
Of course she had given no name; it
wouldn't be like her. What was he
thinking of, anyway? It could not
have been the gray girl; for she knew
him only as Anisty; she could never
have thought him himself, Maitland.
Hut what other woman of his acquain-
tance did not believe him to be out of
With a hopeless gesture, Maitland
gave it up, conceding the mystery too
deep for htm, his intellect too feeble
to grapple with all its infinite ramifica-
tions. Tho counsel he had given
O'Hagan seemed most appropriate to
his present needs: One thing at a
time. And obviously the first thing
that lay to his hand was the silencing
Maitland rallied his wits to the task.
"O'Hagan," said he, "this man, Snaith.
who was here this afternoon, called
himself a detective. As soon as we
were aloue he rapped me over the
head with a loaded cane, and, I sus-
pect, went through the flat stealing
everything he could lay hands on.
Hand me my cigarette case, please."
" 'Tis gone, sor—'tis not on the desk,
at laste, pwhere I saw ut last."
"Ah! You see? Now for reasons of
my own, which I won't enter Into, I
don't want the affilr to &ct out and be-
come public. You understand? 1
want, you to k#ep your mouth shut,
until I give you permission to open It"
vTO UE CONTINUED.)
begin laying a pipe line from Okla-
homa to the gulf, if the ii?islatvure
should meet in special session ana
amend anti-trust laws so that the
Prairie CJas and Oil company would
not be amenable.
Tax Collection Restrained.
McAlester.—Judge Campbell in the
federal court granted a temporary in
junction against the treasurer of Sem-
inole county restraining him from col-
lecting taxes assessed against the
Seminole Indian lands.
Bassett Dies of Wounds.
Tulsa.—Mark Bassett. prospective
editor of the Tulsa Evening News,
who shot and mortally wounded him-
self in a local printing plant In this
city last Sunday morning, died at the
Tulsa hospital, fie was unconscious
when found by his son William half
an hour after the shooting and re-
mained in that state until death came.
The finding of the missing purse
containing $200 and a diamond in Bas-
sett's room destroyed the theory that
murder had been commlttted with rob-
bery as a motive. It Is now the gen-
eral belief that the Journalist took his
The body was shipped to Areola. 111.,
following ceremonies in the M. E.
church by the Masonic order, to which
the deceased belonged.
TO TRY TO BREAK THE WILL.
Relatives of J. A. Barnett, Who Left
$80.0C0 to Churches Start Suit.
McAlester.—Alleging that the late
J. A. Barnett, who bequeathed $80,000
to the South Methodist Episcopal
church of the city, was intoxicated
and Incompetent when his will was
made, relatives of the dead man, in-
cluding a sister, have instituted pro-
ceedings to have the will ret aside.
The churches have employed law-
yers to defend the document.
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