The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1912 Page: 6 of 8
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SHOOTS HIS WIFE
AND WRITES STORY
been traveling with a lively crowd —
"I don't mean that," she* said.
II11|gH11 "though I know about It, too. and
t'li'br.uoB his I can.t Ray that | 11^ it HUt it 1b your
life In general, your business There
are women in the world who could
marry a man like you and be happy,
but I couldn't \nd the more I cared
for such a man. the more unhappy l
should be You see. my unhapplness.
in turn, would tend to make him un
Elnm ITnrnlsh. known all through Alns
Km as "Hurnlnn I ' ylinht
80th birthday will . crowd of niln
the C *i i«■ 1« «'H\ Ti vol! Th * dan-'
to heavy Kan.l.lln«, In
\h si lk. .I. I h:rnlsh lom s Ms ih mm n an
his mine but wins ti,.- mall rniitra.t M
starts on his mail trip with «h Ks an
Blr.lu-. t.'lllnK his fr:.-n.ls that !><• will l.
Jn the >i« V'ikon «old strik.- at th.- stan
HurnhiK Daylight rnak.-s a s.-ns i i ioti.t I
rapid run across - ountry with tin* ma
apn- ars at th® Tivoll and is now read .
to loin his friondn in a dash i< <!>•• n«-w happy I should make a mistake, and
gold tbdds i . din* that u 11 ,[h he would make an equal mistake,
found In the up-river district mum.-a •
tmvs iw.i .mis ,,i Hour, wi ti i .- .1. • i.i though his would not lip so hard on
vlil h, worth it* M.'lulil In K"M,.hut
when he arrives with Ills flour
the I.IK flat desolate. A comr,
ers h'olil mill I ':ivllv'ht r. nps u rlfli Imr-
VfSI He KO. S to I "uwsnll. Ill "III' '
in..si prominent figure in the In. hm.Jik• ■
and drf. its a ."mhlnatlon of capitalists
in a vast mining deal He returni to
civilization, and. amid tin* l ewiIdrring
complliations of high finance. IJayllgM
finds that he has been led to invest his
eleven millions In a manipulated scheme
He goes to New York, and confronting
his dlsloval partners with a revolver, he
threatens to kill them If his money Is not
returned. They are cowed, return their
stealings and llarnlsh goes hack to San
Francisco where he meets his rate In
T>ed« Mason, a pretty stenographer He
makes large Investments and gets Into tin
political ring For a rest he goes to the
country Hayllght gets deeper Into high
finance In San Francisco, but often the
longing for the simple life nearly over-
comes hlrn. Pede Mason buys a horse and
Paylight meets her in her saddle trli s
One day he asks I>ede t • go with him
on one' more ride, bis purpose being to
ask her to marry him. and they ranter
away, she trying to analyze her feelings.
But through it all ran the golden
thread of love At first he had been
content just to ride with Dede and to
be on comradely terms with her; but
the desire and the need for her in
creased The more he knew of her
the higher was his appraisal. Had
the been reserved and haughty with
him. or been merely a giggling situ
pering creature of n woman. It would
have been different. Instead, she
amazed him with her simplicity and
wholesomeness. with Tier great store
of comradellness The latter was the
unexpected He had never looked
upon woman in that way. Woman,
the toy: woman, the harpy; woman,
the necessary wife and mother of the
race's offspring—all this had been his
expectation and understanding of
woman But woman, the comrade and
playfellow and joyfellow—this was
what Dede had surprised him in And
the more she became worth while, the
more ardently his love burned, un
consciously shading his voice with
caresses, and with equal unconscious
Hess flaring up signal flres In his eyes
Nor was she blind to it. yet. like many
women before her. she thought to play
with the pretty fire and escape the
"Winter will soon be coming on.'
f?he said regretfully, and with provoca
tion, one day. "and then there won't
be any more riding"
"But I must Fee you In the winter
Just the same." he cried hastly.
She shook her head
"I've boon pretty good." he declared
"] leave it to you if I haven't. It s
been pretty hard. too. I can tell you
You just think It over Not ou*'e have
1 said a word about love to you and
me loving you nil the time That's
going some for a man that's used to
having his own way I'm somewhat
of a rusher when It comes to travel
ing I reckon I'd rush Clod Almightly
if it came to a race over the ice. And
yet 1 didn't rush you I guess this
fact is an Indication of how much I
do love you Of course I want you to
marry me Have I said a word about
it. though0 Nary a chirp, narv a tint
ter I've been quiet and good, though
it's almost made me sick at times this
keeping quiet. I haven't asked you to
marty me I'm not asking you now
Oh not but what you satisfy me I
pure know you're the wife for me Hut
how about myself Do you know me
well enough to know your own mind?"
iM | him because he would still have his
"Business!" Daylight gasped.
"What's wrong with my business? I i
play fair and square. There's noth |
ing underhand about it. which can't
be said of most businesses, whether of
the big corporations or of the cheat-
ing. lying, little corner grocerymen 1
play the straight rules of the game,
and I don't have to lie or cheat or
break my word ."
"Don't you tee," he went on. "the
whole game Is a gamble. Everybody
gambles In one way or another The
farmer gambles against the weather
and th. market on his crops. So does
the United States Steel Corporation
The business of lots of men is straight
robbery of the i>oor people But I've
never made that my business. You
know that. I've always gone after the
"I missed my point." she admitted
"Wait a minute."
And for a space they rode in si
"I fcg It more clearly than i can
state It. but It's something like this
There is legtimate work, and there's
work that—well, that Isn't legitimate
The farmer works the soil and pro-
duces grain He's making something
that Is good for humanity He actual-
ly. In a way. creates something, the
grain that will 1111 the mouths of the
"And then the railroads and market-
riggers and the rest proceed to rob
him of that same grain." Daylight
I "There ain't much difference be-
tween playing halfway robber like
the railroad hauling that farmer's
wheat to market, and playing all rob-
ber and robbing the robbers like I do
And. besides, halfway robbery is too
slow a game for me to sit in You
don't win quick enough for me."
"But what do you want to win for?"
Dede demanded "You have millions
and millions, already; why can't you
do good with all your money?"
"Doing good with your money!
Ain't it funny, to go around with brass
knuckles and a big club breaking
folks' heads and taking their money
away from them until I've got a pHe.
and then, repenting of my ways, going
around and bandaging up the heads
the other robbers are breaking? I
leave It to you That's what doing good
with money amounts to Every once
in a while some robber turns soft-
hearted and takes to driving an am-
bulance That's what Carnegie did
He smashed heads In pitched battles
at Homestead, regular wholesale head
breaker he was, held up the suckers
lor a few hundred million, and now
he goes around dribbling It back to
them Funny? I leave it to you
lie rolled a cigarette and watched
her half curiouslj halt amusedly His
replies and harsh generalizations of a
harsh school were disconcerting, and
he came back to h<r earlier position
"I can't argue with you and you
know that. No matter how right a
woman Is. men hav< such a way about
them—well what they say sounds
most convincing, and yet the woman
Is still certain they are wrong But
there is one thing, the creative Jov;
Typhoid Death List Decreasing.
Oklahoma^City, Okla-There was a
death low In Oklahomi*Jrom typhoid
fever of but 516 In 1911, as against 111
in 1910, according to the January bul-
letin of the state department of health
just issued, and this marked decrease
is due, the bulletin states, to the fact
that citizens of the state are awaken- i
ing and fighting the disease. "The
battle of prevention of disease Is at- ,
trading attention and the public Is
showing a response that must be ac-
cepted as a vindication of the nation-
wide crusade against those elements
productive of disease," the bulletin
states. Publicity was the aim of the
department during the past year, and j
the decrease in the number of deaths |
from this cause was due very largely
to the general circulation of a pam-
phlet dealing with typhoid, its cause
and prevention, it is stated. This was
followed later by a second pamphlet
entitled "Fix the Kesponsibillty,"
showing that the statutes governing j
public health give to local health auth- :
orities ample authority to proceed ;
along such lines as aid in the proven- [
tion and curtailment of disease. The
next issue of the bulletin will deal j
with cerebro spinal meningitis.
New Jersey Man Fires on Spouse
and Then "Covers" Tragedy
By dUcft London
/form? or "r/Lr call or r/L/r y/Lv.
ml/ re r<wo" v vMr/Ncom rrc.
(CdpvrlKht in 10, t v t> •• Now York Herald < onipany.)
(Copyright. 1910. by the MacMllUn • 'ompuio
New York.—Andrew McConell
founder of the cult of human elec-
tricity as a universal cure, who shot
his wife, Marion D. McConell, In her
room at Ocean Grove, N. J„ the other
day, was arrested as he was writing
a story of the shooting in the office
of a local newspaper.
Because of the rambling story he
hail written of the shooting and what
prompted him to attempt the life of
his wife, from whom he had apparent-
ly been divorced, It is said that Mc-
Conell is demented.
"I was forced to shoot the woman
who was my wife," read the piece of
copy he had in the typewriter when
arrested. "Absolute divorce was ob-
tained last spring. Not one word was
Destrted Family; Gets Jail Sentence.
El Reno, Okla.—John Wells, brought j
back to this city from Araknsas to an- j
swer to a charge of abandoning his j
family, was arraigned in court, pleaded
guilty, and was sentenced by Judge j
Maurer to nine months' imprisonment |
in the county jail at hard labor and
was also subjected to a fine of $300.
Wells deserted a wife ana five children
under ten -ears af age last August.
A month ago the sixth baby was born.
Girl Found Wounded Dies. ^
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Miss Blanche
Jones, who was found badly wounded
in a room here, who, it is declared,
had shot herself, died in a local hospi-
tal. Her mother, who was present
when the girl died, stated that her
daughter became tired of the "hum-
drum life of the country" and came
here. Her home was at Newkirk. She
was employed for a time as a clerk In
a local store.
a thing. 1 made Ophir, and she was a
"And you won something there that
was more than mere money," Dede
encouraged. "Now do you know what
I would do If 1 had lots of money
and simply had to go on playing at
business? Take all the southerly and
westerly slope of these bare hills. I'd
buy them In and plant eucalyptus on
them. I'd do It for the joy of doing It
anyway: but suppose I had that gam-
bling twist In me which you talk
about, why. I'd do It just the same
and make money out of the trees And
there's my other point again. Instead
of raising the price of coal without
adding an ounce of coal to the market
supply, I'd be making thousands and
thousands of cords of firewood—mak-
ing something where nothing was be-
fore And everybody who ever
crossed on the ferries would look up
at these forested hills and be made
glad. Who was made glad by your
adding four dollars a ton to Rock
It was Daylight's turn to be silent
for a time while she waited an an-
"Would you rather I did things like
that?" he asked at last.
"It would be better for the world,
and better for you," she answered
minutes ptow where one grew betore,
knock off my bead with little apples.
I'll save you twenty minutes each
way. That's forty mlnues a day. times
three hundred, equal to twelve thou-
sand minutes a year, just for you, just ,
for one person. Let's see: that's two
hundred whole hours. Suppose I save
two hundred hours a year for thou-
sands of other folks—that's farming
some, ain't 1b? Come on. Let's ride
up that hill, and when 1 get you out
on top where you can see something,
I'll talk sense."
A small footpath dropped down to
the dry bed of the canyon, which they
crossed before they began the climb.
The slope was steep and covered with
matted brush and bushes, through
which the horses slipped and lunged.
Showers of twigs and leaves fell upon
them, and predicament followed pre-
dicament, until they emerged on the
hilltop the worse for wear but happy
and excited Here no trees obstruct-
ed the view. The particular hill on
which they were, out-jutted from the
regular line of the range, so that the
sweep of their vision extended over
three-quarters of the circle Below, on
the fiat land bordering the bay, lay
Oakland, and across the bay was San
Francisco Between the two cities
they could see the white ferryboats
on the water Around to their right
w;% Berkeley, and to their left I he
scattered villages between Oakland
and San Leandro Directly in the fore-
ground was Piedmont, with its desul
Antelope Found Frozen to Decth.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Fifteen an-
telope were found frozen to death in
i „ „„„ „„ ways making me believe I
Cimarron county a few days ago, ac- ^ chn
cording to a report received at the fish
and game warden's office. The ani-
mals were found huddled against a
fence which prevented them from flee-
ing before the storm and pioneers at-
tribute their death to this fact.
Postoftice and Store Robbed.
Bartlesville, Okla.—For the second
time this year yeggmen entered the
general store of Selby & Frleburger
at Nelagony, in Osage Nation, near
here, taking $100 and a quantity or
merchandise. The postoffice is located
in the store and the postal safe was
blown with nitroglvcerine.
Mistook Carbolic Acid for Water.
Durant, Okla.—From a mistake in
drinking a considerable quantity of
carbolic acid which he thought to be
water, Dr. A. J. Bradley of Albany,
died in this city. He had swallowed
an anti-meningitis tablet and drank
from a bottle what he supposed to be
said about the divorce during the
night I shot her. She has tried to vil-
lify an innocent woman."
When the prisoner was having his
pedigree taken in the station house
"I shot my wife because she was al-
sane. She villifies me to different peo-
ple anil has run my character down.
I don't want to go back to New Jer-
sey, for they will put me back as they
"How did you come to shoot your
wife?" he was asked.
"Oh, I hired an automobile at Avon,
went%to a house, saw my wife sitting
on a chair and shot her," he non-
According to Dr. W. C. Van Valen
i of this city, McConell is a dangerous
The woman may recover. The bul-
; let struck her at the base of the brain,
but emerged after circling under the
I skin for two inches.
Twelve Arrests Made.
Lawton, Okla.—Following a week's
work on the part of special officers foi
the government. Deputy I'nited States
Marshal Langston of Guthrie arrested
twelve Lawton men on charges of sell-
ing liquor to the Comanche Indians.
They will be porsecuted in the feder.il
MINISTER KNOCKS DOWN TWO
Stalwart Parson Tackles Two Row-
dies, Puts Them Out, and Sits
on Both Men.
New York.—Broad-shouldered, six
feet all and powerful looking, in spite
of his iron gray hair and 58 years,
the Rev. L. W. Beattie, D. !>., an East
Side settlement worker, appeared in
the Flatbush court before Magistrate
Hylan the other day to press a charge
of disorderly conduct against two men
whom he had knocked down and sat
upon in the Newkirk station of the
He shrugged his shoulders "1 don't
know, and 1 ain't going to take
chances on It now You've got to
know for sure whether you think you
could get along with me or not. and
I'm playing a slow conservative game
1 ain't a going to lose for overlooking
my hand "
This was love making of a sort be-
sind it's a higher Joy than mere gam
bling Haven't you ev« r made things
\ourself—a log cabin up in the Yu-
kon. or a canoe, or raft or something?
knew that something new and big was ; tory dwellings and patches of farming
aloot in Daylight's mind On Sunday j land, and from Piedmont the land
i Dede learned all about it. ( rolled down in successive waves upon
"I've been thinking a lot of our j Oakland.
ialk." he began, "and I've got an Idea "Look at it." said Daylight, extend*
I'd like to give it a flutter And I ve ing his arm in a sweeping gesture.
; got a proposition to make your tmtr j VA hundred thousand people there,
stand up It's what you coll leg'ti- l and no reason there shouldn't be half
mate, and at the same time it's the a million There's the chance to make
i;osh dangdest gamble a man ever j five people grow where one grows
; went into Mow about planting mln- I now. Here's the scheme in a nutshell,
utes wholesale, and making two mln- j Why don't more people live in Oak
poke his memory was
yond Dede's experience Nor had she I busy with the associations she recall-
ever heard of anything like It j ed He saw the deserted flat on the
river bank by the Klondike, and tie
And don't you remember how satis j utes grow where one minute grew oe
fled you were how good you felt.
while you were doing it and after you
had it done?"
"So you see." he urged, "just for a
square deal we've got to ^ee some
more of each other this winter Most
likely your mind ain't made up yet— '
"Hut It Is. Fhe Interrupted "1 ing night and day on three shifts
wouldn't dare permit mysell to carr 'or "Why. dog gone it Miss Mason,
you Happiness, lor me. would not tie j you're right In a way I've built
that way I like you, Mr llarnlsh hundreds of houses up there, nnd I
sml all that, but It can never be more remember I was proud and glad to
thun that " see them go up I'm proud now. when
"It's bepause you don't like my way | remember them And there was
fore? Oh. yes. and planting n lew
trees, too—say several million ot
them You remember the quarry I
made believe I was looking at? Well,
I'm going to buy It. I'm going to buy
these hills, too, clear from here
around to Herkeley nnd down the
saw the log cabins and warehouses ! other way to San Leandro. I own a
spring up. and all the log structures ! lot of them already, for that matter
he had built, and his sawmills work Hut mum Is the word. I'll be buying
Innd? No good service with San Fran
Cisco and. besides, Oakland is asleep
It's a whole lot better place to live it
than San Francisco Now, suppose I
buy in all the street railways of Oak
land Herkeley, Alameda. San Leandro
and the rest—bring them under one
head with a competent management';
Suppose I cut the time to San Fran
eisco one-half by building a big pier
out there almost to Goat Island and
Three Births to One Death.
Okla., City, Okla—That the num-
ber of births during the month of No-
vember exceded the deaths three to
one is shown by the report of Dr. .1. C.
Mahr, state health commissioner, cov-
ering that month. There were 2,<>71
births and 758 deaths. According to the
table of vital statistics compiled by
the department, typhoid fever claimed
the largest number of fatalities, a to-
tal of 57 out of 32S cases. There
were a total of 271 cases of diphtheria,
with 31 deaths; 97 cases of scarlet
fever, with 7 deaths; ti eases of small-
pox, with no deaths; 80 cases of tu-
berculosis, with 40 deaths, and 133
cases of pneumonia, with 49 deaths.
a long time to come before anything establishing a ferry system with mod-
1 ern up-to-date boats? Why. folks will
want to live over on this side. Very
good They'll need land on which to
| build So, first I buy up the land
I Hut the land's cheap now Why? He
much Is guessed about It. and 1 don t
want the market to Jump up out ot
sight You see that hill over there.
It's my hill running clear down its
slopes through Piedmont and halfway
W. C. T. U. Closes Pool Hsll.
Cushing. Okla.—Through the efforts
of the W. O. T. 11. of this city one of
the pool halls against which a fight |
has been made was closed up by the j
city council and will not be allowed
to run. Members of the W. C. T 1*.
met with the council and other citi-
zens of the city and expressed opin-
ions about the place.
He Shot His Wife.
if llvinu he charged, thinking In Ills
Cwn ntlnjl of the sensational Joy-rides
lad genual profligacy with which the
newspapers had credited him—think
ing this, and wondering whether or
not. In maiden modesty, she would
disclaim knowledge of It.
To his surprise, her answer was Hat
"No; I don't."
"I know I've been brash en some ot
thn-e rides that got Into the papers.'
the flume cost me four million Hut
yo'i should have seen that Ophir—pow
er plants, electric lights, and hun-
dreds of men on the pay-roll, working
night and day I guess I do get an
along those rolling hills Into Oakland ■ cause It's In the country, no electric
And it's nothing to ail the things I'm roads no quick communication, no-
body guessing that the electric roads
are coming. I'll build the roads That
will make the land Jump up Theu
I'll sell the land as fast as the folks
will want to buy because of the im-
proved ferry system and transporta
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
Ophir—the most God forsaken moose-
pasture of a creek you ever laid eyes
on 1 made that Into the big Ophir. | He paused triumphantly (
Why. I rati the water In there from | "The ferry system between Oakland
the Hlnkabllly eighty miles away , and San Francisco is the worst one-
They all said 1 couldn't, but I did It. j horse concern in the I'nited States
and I did It by myself. The dam and You cross on It every dn> six days
fce began his defence, "and that I've : inkling of what yvou mean by making
In the week. That's say, twenty-ttve
days a month, or three hundred a
year How long does it take vou one
way? Forty minutes, if you're lucky.
I'm going to put you across In twen-
ty minutes If that atu't rnaklug two
Pence Is the strongest force ther(
Is, hut only a few have made the <:>
Scottish Rite Masons' Reunion Ends
McAlester, Okla—The winter reun-
ion of the Scottish Rite Masons closed
here with the usual banquet at the
temple. The class numbered sixty for
the consistory. Its officers are as fol-
lows: President, Charles M Carter,
Oklahoma City; vice president, .)es-e
Hartley Miiane, Chelsea; secertary,
Ezra Clyde Stannard, Shawnee; treas
urer, William Clarence Loedtke, \!<
Alester; orator. Dr. Robert K. I.. .Jar
vis, Philadelphia Tin' class was nam-
ed Bethany for Dr Jarvis's churrli in
He Knocked Them Down.
Brighton Beach L, after they had as>'
saulted a woman.
He was too late, however, for the
men, William H. Dougherty and his
son-in-law, William J. Culllnan, resi-
dents of Brooklyn, had been dismissed
by the magistrate a few minutes be-
A simple charge of intoxication had
bi i n preferred against them In the
absence of other complaint. But the
ftor.v of their actions as told by the
minister made Magistrate Hylan
change his opinion and he ordered
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