The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 2, 1912 Page: 6 of 10
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\By VAUGHAM KESTER.
/ui/st/tat/ons By D.Melvili
'9". rnefios&i "eo*u i Co*m*
Th«' scene .t the opening of the story 1*
Int.I in tli.- library <>f an old worn-out
ftouthern plantation, known as the war
pny Tin- place is to be sold, and us
ti 1st or.v an.I that of the owners, the
(juintani*. I* the subject « f discussion by
Jonathan Crenshaw, a business niaii, "
tr n«.-r known iih Uladen. and
Yancy a farmer, when Hannibal Wayne
)la/.uid. a mysterious child of the old
southern family, makes his app**aranc«'
Yarn v MIh how he adopted th.- boy. Na
thanlel I'errls buys the Barony, hut tne
i.^u In tar.Is .Inny any knowledge or 'l,#"
toy Yancy to keep Hannibal. < aptain
lurrell, i friend of the Qulntards. ap
pears and asks .juestlons about the « ar
nny Trouble at Scratch Hill when I an
nlhiii Is kidnaped by Dave Blount. « ap-
tain Murrell's agent. Yancy overtakes
Blount. gl\es him a thrashing and secures
the boy Yancy appears before S.juire
Balaam, and Is discharged with costs Toi
the dI untlft. Betty Mtlro) a t< |®na ">
the Ferrlses, hu an encounter wltn < ap
lain Murrell. who forces his attentions on
her. and is rescued by Bruce t'arrlngt"n
Betty sets out for her Tennessee nume.
Carrlngton takes the same stuRe. il,n':
hii.I Hannibal disappear, with Murrell on
their trail. Hannibal arrives at the home
uf Judge Slocum l'ri. e The Judge recog-
nises in the boy. the grandson of an oiu
time 1 riend. Murrell arrives at Juoge s
home. Cavendish family on raft rescue
Yancy. who Is apparently dead, i rice
"We don't want to get there too
early," explained the Judge, as they
quitted the cabin. "We want to iiiIhb
the work, but be on hand tor the
"1 suppose we may confidently look
to you to favor us with a lew elo-
quent words?" said Mr. Mahaffy.
"And why not, Solomon?" asked
The opportunity he craved was not
denied him. The crowd was like
most southwestern crowds of the pe-
riod, and no sooner did the judge ap-
pear than there were clamorous de-
mands Tor a speech. He oast a
glance of triumph at Mahaffy, and
nimbly mounted a convenient stump.
He extolled the climate of middle
Tennessee, the unsurpassed fertility
of the soil; he touched on the future
that awaited Pleasantvllle; he apos-
trophized the Jail.
Presently the crowd drifted away
In the direction of the tavern. Han-
nibal meantime had gone down to the
river. He haunted Its banks
though he expected to see his Uncle
Bob appear any moment. The Judge
and Mahaffy had mingled wtth the
others In the hope of free drinks, hut
In this hope there lurked the germ
of a bitter disappointment. After
period of mental anguish Mahaffy
parted with his last stray coin, and
while his flask was being filled the
Judge Indulged In certain winsome
gallantries with the fat landlady
"La, Judge Price, how you do run
on!" she said with a coquettish toss
of her curls.
| "That's the charm of you. ma am,
said The Judge He leaned across the
bar and, sinking his voice to a husky
whisper, asked: "Would It be perfect
ly convenient for you to extend me a
• Now, Judge Price, you know a
heap better than to ask me that!"
she answered, shaking her head.
"No ofTense, ma'am," said the Judge,
hiding his disappointment, and with
Mahriffy he quitted the bar.
The sudden noisy clamor of many
voices, high-pitched and excited, float-
ed out to them under the hot sky. "I
wonder—" began the Judge, and
paused as he saw the crowd stream
into the rojui before the tavern. Then
a cloud of dust enveloped tt, a cloud
of dust that came from the tramping
of many pairs of feet, and that swept
toward them, thick and Impenetrable,
and no higher than a tall man's head
In the Uleless air. "I wonder if we
missed anything?" continued the
Judge, finishing what he had started
The score or more of men were
quite near, and the Judge and Ma-
liafTy made out the tall figure of the
sheriff in the lead And then the
crowd, very excited, very dusty, very
nolsv and very hot. flowed Into the
Judge's front yard. For a brief mo-
ment that gentleman fancied Pleas
antville had awakened to a fitting
sense of its obligation to him and
that it was about to make amends
for Its churlish lack of hospitality He
rose from his chair, and with a splen
it was Hannibal.
LIVED MUCH AS AT PRESENT
Excavations at Pompeii Reveal Llttla
Difference Between Their Life
Some eighteen centuries ago life sud-
denly ceased In the streets of Pompeii.
Many of the inhabitants escaped from
the showers of ashes and stones which
Vesuvius dropped upon the doomed
city, but they left behind them hun-
dreds of things which illustrate the
familiar saying, "There is nothing new
under the sun."
Those old Pompelians were very
modern. They had folding doors and
hotwater urns; they put gratings to
their windows and made rookeries In
Their children had toys like ours—
i bears, lions, pigs, cats, dogs, made of
i clay, and sometimes serving as pitch-
ers, also. People wrote on walls and
cut their names on seats. Just as we
For Fourteen Years. Restored
To Health by Lydia F. Pink-
HI. —"After fourteen years ol
suffering everything from female com-
plaints, I am at last
restored to health.
I employed tha
best doctors and
even went to tha
hospital for treat-
ment and was told
there was no help for
me. But while tak-
ing Lydia E. Pink-
Compound I began
to improve and I
continued its use until I was made well."
eyes of the masks that adorned their Kearneysville W Va.—"I feel it my
save fountains. They even made grottoes ^ ^ a'nd gay what Lydia E.
----- of shells—vulgarity itself is ancient. pram's Vegetable Compound has
They ate sausages and hung up done for me_ j suffered from female
strings of onions. 1 hey had stands weaknegg and at times felt BO miserable
for public vehicles, and the school- j could hard] endure being on my feet,
master used a birch on the dunces. "After taking Lydia E. Pinkham'a
They put stepping stones across the V tabIe CompounJ and following your
roads, that the dainty young patrician cia, ,]irectjons, my trouble is gone,
gentleman and the pursy old senators ^or(is ja;| t0 express my thankfulness,
might not soil their gilded sandals. j recommen(j your medicine to all my
It was never cold enough for their frien(js."_ Mrs. G. B. Whittincton.
If I can iind It, 1 can pipes to burst, but they turned their Th(J a(,ove are only two of the thou-
come again tomorrow night and cut water on and off with taps and their cf pratefu, lt,Uers which are con-
away one of the logs, or the cleats of cook shops had marble counters. Btantly being reCeived by the Pinkham
ti,., door." They clapped then offenders In Medicine Company of Lynn,Mass.,which
"In heaven's name, do that tonight, the stocks; two gladiators were there show clearlywhat great things Lydia E.
Solomon" implored the Judge. Why for eighteen hundred years. pjnkham's Vegetable Compound doe.
procrastinate?" When their crockery broke tney for who suffer from woman s ills.
-Price, there's a pack of dogs in riveted It. At Hercubneum there is If want gpeclal advice write to
this neighborhood, and we must have a huge wine Jar half burled in tne L dja Et pillkimm Medicine Co. (confl-
a lull tilght to move in. or they'll pull earth. It had been badly broken, but (I(,ntiai) LyI1I1> Mass. Your letter will
ten it was so neatly mended, with its opened, read and answered by •
many rivets, that it no doubt held woman and held ill strict confidence*
wine as well as ever. Those rivets
have lasted more than 1,800 years.
closed and fastened the What would the housewife have said
if some one had told her that her
cracked pot would outlast the Roman
"Yes, dear lad. ....
"I'm mighty sorry that ten dollars do now. They kept birds in cages.
I loaned you was had-but you don't They gave tokens at the doors of
need ever to pay it back! It were their places of entertainment the
Captain Murrell gave It to me." | people of the gallery had pigeons
-l consecrate myself to hlB destruc- made of a sort of terra-cotta
tlon' Judge Slocum Price cannot he They put lamps inside _ the hollow _Mr8 HENRY LeisebERG,743 Adams St.
humiliated with impunity!"
"1 should think you would
your wind. Price, until you'd wad-
dled out of danger!" Mahafty spoke
"How are you going t get tne out
of this, Solomon—for I suppose you
are here to break Jail for me," said
"Well, Price, I guess all we can do
is to go back to town and see if 1
can get into my cabin—I've got an
old saw there
before we've gone
Want My Moneyl" Shrieked the Landlady.
"I want my money!" shrieked the
landlady. "Good money—not this
worthless trash!" she shook a bill un-
der his nose. The Judge recognized
It as the one of which he had de-
"You have been catched passing
counterfeit," said the sheriff. A light
broke on the Judge, a light that
stunned and dazzled.
"I can explain—"
"Speak to them, Solomon—you
know how I came by the money! <
cried the Judge, clutching his friend
by the arm. Mahaffy opened his thin
lips, but the crowd drowned his voice
In a roar.
A tall fellow shook a long finger
under Mahaffy's nose.
Mr. Mahaffy seemed to hesitate.
Some one gave him a shove and he
staggered forward a step. Before he
could recover himself the shove was
"Lope on out of here'" yelled the
tall fellow. Mahaffy was hurried to-
ward the road. Twenty men were in
chase behind him. Then the woods
closed about him. Ills long legs,
working tirelessly, carried htm over
fallen logs and through tangled thick
ets, the voices behind him growing
more and more distant as he ran
promptly detached himself from the
handle of the sweep and ran to the
edge of the raft.
It was a face, livid and blood-
streaked. Dropping on his knees he
reached out a pair or long arms and
made a dexterous grab, and his tin
gers closed on the collar of Yancy s
shirt. lie drew Yancy close along
side, and pulled him clear of the wa-
ter. Mr Cavendish began a hurried
examination of the still figure.
There's a little life here—not much.
Polly!" he called.
Tills brought Mrs. Cavendish from
one of the two cabins that occupied
the center of the raft. When she
caught sight of Yancy she uttered a
Her cry had aroused the other deni-
zens of the raft. Six little Caven-
dishes, each draped in a single gar-
ment, tumbled forth from their shel-
"I reckon we'd better lift him on to
one of the beds—get his wet clothes
off and wrap him up warm," said
"Oh, put him In our bed!" cried all
the little Cavendishes.
And Yancy was borne Into the
smaller of the two shanties, where
presently his bandaged head rested
en the long pillow. Then his wet
clothes were hung up to dry along
with the family wash.
"You're right, Solomon; Id forgot-
ten the dogs."
shutters, then he and Hannibal stole
across the clearing and entered the
woods. The Judge went to bed. He
was aroused by the arrival of his
breakfast, which the sheriff brought
about eight o'clock.
"Well, If I was In your boots 1
couldn't sleep like you!" remarked
that official admiringly. "But 1 reckon,
sir, this ain't the first time the peni-
tentiary has stared yau In the lace.
It was nearinfc the noon hour when
the Judge's solitude was again in- j
vaded. He first heard the distant mur-
mur of voices on the road and passed
an uneasy and restless ten minutes,
with his eye to a crack In the door.
He was soothed and reassured, how-
ever, when at last he caught sight of
"Well, Judge, I got company for
you," cried the sheriff cheerfully, as
he threw open the door. "A hoss-
He pushed into the building a man,
hatless and coatless, with a pair of
pale villainous eyes and a tobacco-
stained chin. The Judge viewed the
newcomer with disfavor. As for the
horse-thief, he gave his companion in
misery a coldly critical stare, seated
himself on the stool, and with quite
a fierce air devoted all his energy to
mastication. He neither altered hts
position nor changed his expression
until he and the Judge were alone,
then, catching the Judge's eye, he
made what seemed a casual move-
ment with his hand, the three lingers
raised; but to the Judge this clearly
was without significance, and the
horse-thief manifested no further In-
terest where he was concerned. He
!eye water Booklet tri
JOHN L. THOMPSON SOUS A CO., Troy. N.
Beauty specialists encounter many
About the Dog.
The love of man for the dog is only
second to his love for humanity. He
who Is brother to his fellowman, in
whose heart swells the inspiration of
human love, can never close his heart
to the mute appeal of the dearest of
the dumb animals. Our society, as it
grows finer and more sane, does not
love the dog less, though part of it
loves him, often, less wisely. The fad-
ism which fawns on the dog, and
causes him to displace affections
which have a higher place, has no con-
sideration here. It is the honest, sin-
cere, appropriate relation between the
human and the canine, that affection
brought down to us from a cruder age,
when the dog was really a guide and
guardian, as he is now, when occasion
arises, which deserves and must hold
our earnest admiration.
The dog in his place is a member of
the social order not yet to be dis-
pensed with. As our population
crowds and our life grows more com-
plex, our friendship for the dog cost3
us something. Not alone for our own
sake we have passed laws restricting
1 and protecting him. It remains our
duty to see that these laws are sensi-
bly and humanely enforced. The dog
is likely to be with us, a part of our
economics, for a long time to come. -
New Haven Register.
fiood health cannot 1)6 maintained wlicr*
thero Is a constipated h&bil. tiarlleld Te®
"This dentist calls his office a dental
"Well, Isn't It a drawing room?"
"People say there Is no reason, no
logic, in Easter millinery. What ft
The speaker was George Ade. H«
continued (the occasion was an after-
theater supper In Chicago):
"Hats, whether Easter or otherwise,
are full of logic, full of reason. A lit-
tle boy said to his father one day:
" 'What's a wide-awake hat, pa?'
"That father logically and reason-
" 'A wide awake hat. my son, is, of
course, one without a nap.'"
The House Fly.
The open season of the house fly is
did not even condescend to answer ,lere Qnoe morCi and it behooves us
the one or two civil remarks the re8ume eariy an(j with renewed
Judge addressed to him. i energy the campaign against this
As the long afternoon more Itself (langerous insect begun last year,
away, the Judge lived through the cleanl]nes3 is the most effective
many stages of doubt and uncertain- j weapon in the war upon this carrier
Needn't Kiss Husband.
Supreme CouVt Justice Mareau in
Brooklyn, dismissed the suit of Sam-
uel Markowitz, a New York real es-
tate broker, for the annulment of his
marriage to Mildred Markowitz.
"It is absurd to frame such issues,"
Justice Mareau said "Practically the
plaintiff asks an annulment of his
marriage to the girl because she re-
fused to kiss him."
The young woman was eighteen
years old when she married Marko-
witz. who, as alleged, had already bad
four wives, of whom two had died and
two were divorced.
The Family on the Raft.
That would unquestionably have
been the end of Boh Yancy when he
was shot out Into the muddy waters
of the Elk river, had not Mr Klch
ard Keppel Cavendish, variously
known as Long-lagged L)lck, and
Chills and-Fever Cavendish, of Lin-
coln county, in the state of Tennes-
see, some months previously and
after unprecedented mental effort on
Ills part, decided that Lincoln county
was no place for him.
Mr. Cavendish's paternal grandpar
ent had drifted down the Holston and
Tennessee; and Mr Cavendish's
rather. In his son's youth, had poled
the Elk. Mr. Cavendish now de-
to float down the Elk to Its
did florid gesture, swept off bis hat ! termined
fellow!" cried a Juncture with the 1 ennessee. down
"It's the pussy
"Oh, Bhut up—don't you think I I
know him?" retorted the sheriff tart-
"Gentlemen—" began the Judge
"Get the well-rope!"
The Judge was rather at loss prop-
erly to Interpret these vnrled remarks.
He was not long left In doubt. The
sheriff steped to his side and dropped
a heavy hand on his shoulder.
"Mr. Slocum Price, or whatever
your name Is, your little game Is up!"
"Ain't he bold?" It was the worn-
an's voice this time, and the lat land-
lady, her curls awry and her plump
breast heaving tumultuously, gained
•t place In the forefront of the crowd
"Dear madam, this Is an unexpect-
ed pleasure!" said the Judge, with his
band upon his heart.
The sheriff had brought the Judge's
supper. He reported that the crowd
was dispersing, and that on the whole
public sentiment was not particularly
hostile; Indeed, he went so far as to
say there existed a strong undercur-
rent of satisfaction that the Jail
should have so speedily Justified It-
Presently the sheriff went his way
Into the dusk of the evening, and
night came swiftly to fellowship the
Judge's fears A single moonbeam
found Its way Into the place, making
a thin rift In the darkness. The
Judge sat down on the three-legged
stool, which, with a shake-down bed,
furnished the Jail.
Where was Solomon Mahaffy, and
where Hannibal? He felt that Ma-
haffy could fend for himself, but he
experienced a moment of genuine
concern when he thought of the child.
I Then—there was a scarcely audl-
the Tennessee to the Ohio, and II
need be, down the Ohio to the Mis
slsslppi, until he found some spot ex
actly sul'"d t0 h'8 ,as'e. . .. . I ble rustle on the margin of the woods,
With this end in view he had toiled ^ ^ snapped lQudly Next a
through the late winter and earl> 8tpp BOunded ln the clear-
spring. building himself a raft on Th J d hnd an „g0nlzed
which to transport his ew belongings ^ and lynctler8.
and his numerous fam y i The cautious steps continued to ap-
Tbus It happened that as Murrell , whisper stole into the
and Slosson were dragging Yancy i r
down the lane, Cavendlnh was Just j Jal|
rounding a bend ln the Elk, a Quar
ter of a mile distant Leaning l00®^ | V.Qod bless you, Solomon Mahaffy!"
cried the Judge unsteadily
'Are you awake, Price?
baffy who spoke.
It was Ma-
ly against the long handle of
sweep, he was watching the lane of , - , " th b0y—he's with me,"
bright water that ran between the '• * *
black shadows cast by the trees on, hlesa you both!" repeated the
either bank tudao brokenly. "Take care of him.
lie heard a dull splash, and caught i , f l hetter now, knowing
sight of some object In the eddy that
swept alongside. Mr. La\enaisui
A Rhythmical and Grateful Chant.
ty, for suppose anything had hap- . of diseaget cleanliness in the home and \ teacher ln a Terro Haute public
pened to Mahaffy! ! stable, in streets and alleys, above school Joins in the chorus;
Standing before the window, the ^ jn places where foodstuffs are pre- "Teaching la a business which re-
Judge watched the last vestige of light > pared (or the market or placed on quires a great deal of brain and nerve
fade from the sky and the stars ap- j saie Bakeshops, meatshops and the force. Unless this force is renewed as
pear Would Mahaffy come? 1119 kitchens of restaurants should be the fa3t as expended the teacher Is ex-
suspense was Intolerable. Suddenly i concern every citizen, not of the hausted before the close of tha year,
out of the silence sounded a long- j)oard 0f health alone. Fly hunting is Many resort to stimulating tonics for
drawn whistle. Three times it was repulsive; prevention in the proper rellef.
repeated. The horse-thief leaped to pjaceSi ruthlessly enforced when nec- ' For 3 years I struggled against al-
hls feet ^ I ossary, will ultimately do away with most complete exhaustion, getting
"Neighbor, that means me. a | necessity. No doubt the various what relief I could from doctors' ton-
cried. public and voluntary bodies that last ios Then in the spring of 1903 I
The moon was rising now, anc y y€ar undertook, directed and encour- ^ad an attack of la grippe and ma-
its light the Judge saw a number ot ; aggd thg waf upQn thig digaeminator laHa which left me too weak to oon-
horsemen appear on the edge o t a jyph0jd fever will take the field this tinue my work. Medicine failed ta
woods They entered the c eai ng. geason jn ampie time. The warnings give me any relief, a change of olt
picking their way among the stumps |gsued ^y them early in 1911 and the mate failed. I thought I should neve/
without haste or confusion. en meth0ds suggested met with a gratify- (,e able to go back in school again,
quite close, five of the ban is- j prompt reply. The whole country "j ate enough food (the ordinary
mounted; the rest continue on a ou w;ls made fully aware of the danger meats—white bread, vegetables, eta),
the Jail or cantered off toward t a (hat Jurkg (n (he stlcky feet of these but wag hungry after meals.
scavengers. A word in time should „j happened at this time to read an
suffice for the season that Is before us. artlcle giving the experience of an'
other teacher who had been helped bj
Grape-Nuts food. I decided to try
Grape-Nuts and cream, as an expert
ment. It was a delightful experience)
and continues so after a year and
a half of constant use.
"First, I noticed that I was not
hungry after meals.
"In a few days that tired feeling left
me, and I felt fresh and bright, in-
stead of dull and sleepy.
"In three months, more than my usual
strength returned, and I had gained 15
pounds in weight.
"I finished the year's work without
any kind of tonics—was not absent
from duty even half a day.
"Am still ln best of health, with
nil who know me wondering at the Im-
"I tell them all 'Try Grape-Nuts!'"
Name given by Postum Co., Battla
Creek, Mich, "There's a reason."
Ever reml the nbove kttfrt A new
onr nppefirn from time tu time. They
are grnulue, true, and fall ti huaiaa
"Look out Inside, there!" cried a
voice, and a log was dashed against
the door; once—twice—It rose and
fell on the clapboards, and under Page Was Too Busy.
those mighty thuds grew up a wida one 0j Empress Catherine's pri-
gap through which the moonlight j vat0 partles, when she was as usual
streamed splendidly. The horse-thief j ^n^ng about from card table to card
stepped between the dangling cleats j tabla i00king at the players, she sud-
and vanished. i denly rang the bell for her page, but
The Judge tossed away the stool. ^ ile djd not COUie; she looked agitated
He understood now. With a contl- and impatlent, and rang again, but still
dent, not to say Jaunty step, the Judge no [)aKe appeared At length she left
emerged from the Jail. the room, and did not again return;
"Your servant, gentlemen!" ha Bnd aj[ the players wondered what the
said, lifting his hat. 1 fate of the poor page might be. Short-
"Git!" said one of the men brief- 1 |y after, however, someone, having oc-
ly, and the Judge moved nimbly away ,.aaion to go into the antechamber of
toward the woods the pages, found a party of them at
Now to find Solomon and the boy, ^ uardg and the empress seated at the
and then to put the miles between j table playing with them.
himself and Pleasantvllle with all I ghe had found that the page she
diligence. As he thought this, almost j |ang for was g0 interested ln the game,
at Ills elbow Mahaffy and Hannibal
rose from behind a fallen log The
Yankee motioned for silence and
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
ihat he could not leave it to attend to
her summons; so she had quietly tak-
en his hand for him, to play it out,
while he went on the errand.
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