The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 8, 1917 Page: 3 of 10
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THE CLIPPER. HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA
President Wilson Assures Up-
per House Report of Ger-
man Intrigue is True.
CAK'T TELL MORE AT PRESENT
Chief Executive Says Further Infor-
mation Now Would Be Incompat-
ible With Public Interest.
Washington, M.u\ - President Wil-
son tonight, in response to the Sen
ale's call, laid before that branch of
Congress official information that the
1'nited States is in possession of evi
dence which establishes the authen-
ticity of the sensational document dis-
closing how Germany intrigued to ally
Mexico and Japan with her to war on
in response to a Senate resolution
the President transmitted a report
from Secretary Lansing stating that
the evidence had come to the posses-
sion of the United States within the
la.st week and that the authenticity of
Zimmermann's instructions to the ]
German minister, von Eckhardt, in the |
City of Mexico, is established as re-
vealed by the Associated Press.
The President's Statement.
The President's reply to the resolu-
tion and Secretary Lansing's report
are as follows:
"To the Senate: In response to the
resolution adopted by the Senate
March 1. 1!)17, requesting the Presi-
dent to furnish the Senate, if not in-
compatible with the public interest,
whatever information he has concern-
ing the note published in the press on
this date purporting to have been sent
January la, 1917, by the German sec-
retary of foreign affairs to the German
minister to Mexico, I transmit here-
with a report by the Secretary of
State, which has my approval.
""To the President: The resolu-
tion adopted by the United States
Senate March 1. 1917, requesting that
that body be furnished, if not incom-
patible with the public interest, what-
ever information you have concerning
the note publ. :.ed in tIre press of this
date purporting to have been sent
January 19, 1917, by the German sec-
retary for foreign affairs to the Ger-
man minister to Mexico, 1 have the
honor to state that the government is
in possession of evidence which es-
tablishes the fact that the note re-
ferred to is authentic, and that it is
in possession of the government of
the United States, and that the evi-
dence was procured by this govern-
ment during the present week; but
that it is, in my opinion, incompatible
with the public interest to send to the
Senate at the present time any fur-
ther information in possession of the
government of the United States rela-
tive to the note mentioned in the reso-
lution of the Senate. Respectfully
The Senate without comment or-
dered the report and letter printed
and referred to the foreign relations
After a Day of Debate.
Adoption of the resolution asking
for the information came j< the close
of a day of solemn debate which
reached a climax with Republican sen-
ators joining Democrats in condemn-
ing the attitude of Senator Stone,
chairman of the foreign relations com-
mittee, who declared the story of the
plot was given out by the government
to affect public opinion and insisted
upon asking the President whether
the information was received front the
representative of any belligerent na-
House Limits President.
A bill to empower the President to
arm merchant ships, but not extend-
HEART OF THE SUNSET
By Rex Beach
Copyright by Harper jy Brothers
In this serial we are given an
intimate view of conditions that
have prevailed on the border for
a long time. Newspaper reports
apparently have not gone to the
bottom of the situation. Trou-
ble-making circumstances be-
tween the Mexican and Ameri-
can peoples are deeper than one
or two or half a dozen raids on
border towns by outlaw gangs,
and these circumstances won't
work themselves out satisfactor-
ily in a week or a month or a year.
Yes, Mr. Beach has given us a
picture of conditions. But in
"Heart of the Sunset" he has giv-
en us also a charming love story,
one of the best this paper has
printed; and we feel confident
that all of you will enjoy it thor
a burlap cloth,
It was a beautiful
and as the woman
heartv Me set n plate of bread and expeetln' is a Mexican, itttd day before David Law was watering his I"""*1'-
bacon in her lap, then opened a glass yesterday he killed a man over in Jim grooming the animal meanwhile with
jar of jam. Wells county. They got me by phone
The woman ate and drank slowly, nt Ilehbronville ami told tue he'd left.
| She was too tired to be hungry, and lie s hetidln' for tin- border, an ked it Ii ted lis head, th.ii «ith
meanwhile the young man squatted due here about sundown, now that Ar- i wet, trembling muzzle <aitss.i
upon his heels and watched her royo Grande's dry. 1 was aiiniu' to
through the smoke from a busk den- let you ride his horse."
rette. I "Then—you're an officer?"
"Have you had your supper?" she "Yes'm. Hanger. So you see I can't
finally Inquired. help you to get home till my man
"Who. tne? Oil, I'll eat with the potties. Do you live around here?"
help." He smiled, and when his flash- ji,,. speaker looked up inquiringly, and
Ing teeth showed white against lit" , after an instant's hesitation the worn-
1 DIFFERENCE I
The Western Canada Farm Prof-
its Are Away in Excess.
Mr. George II. Barr, of Iowa, holds
seven sections of land in Saskatche-
wan. These he has fenced and rent-
ed, either for pasture or cultivation,
all paying good interest on the invest'
Mr. Barr says that farm land at
home in Iowa is held at $150 per acre.
These lands are In a high state of cul-
tivation, with splendid improvements
in houses, barns, stables and silos, and
yet, the revenue returns from them are
leathery tan the woman decided lie
was not at all bad-looking. lie was
very tall and quite lean, with the long
legs of a horseman—this latter feature
accentuated by his high-heeled boots
and by Jin- short canvas cowboy coal
that reached only to bis cartridge belt.
Ills features she could not well make
out, for the lire was little more than
a bed of coals, and lie fed it. Indian-
like, with a twig or two at a time.
"I beg your pardon. I'm selfish.'
She extended her cup and plate as in
invitation for him to share their con-
tents. "Please cat with me."
But he Refused. "I ain't hungry." he
Accustomed as she was to the dif-
fidence of ranch hands, she refrained
from urging him. and proceeded with
lit- repast. When she had finished she
"My horse fell crossing the Arroyo
Grande," she announced, abruptly, "lie
broke a leg, and 1 bad to shoot him."
"Is there any water in the Grande?"
asked the man.
jwner's cheek. Undoubtedly this at
tentlon was meant for a kiss, and was only from two to three per cent per
as daintily conferred as any woman's utiuuin on luvestment.
favor. It brought a reward in a lump Lust year, 1015, his half share of
of sugar. ! crop on a quarter section in Saskutehe-
"G iod morning." said Mrs. Austin. wan, wheat on new breaking, gave liini
Law lifted his bat in a graceful sa- 35 per cent ou tin? capital Invested—
hit,, as he approached around the edge $115.00 an acre. The crop yield was
A fitful breeze played among the
mesquite bushes. The naked earth,
where it showed between the clumps
of grass, was baked plaster hard. Al-
though the sun was half-way down tin?
west, its glare remained untempered. 1 j ,mpk u[ul wnt(.lled him lls hi
and the tantalizing shade of 11 « sparse
mesquite was more of a trial than a
comfort to the lone woman who, refus-
ing its deceitful invitation, plodded
steadily over the waste. Stop, indeed,
she dared not. In spite of h<*r fatigue,
regardless of the torture from feet and
limbs unused to walking, she must,
as she constantly assured herself, keep
going until strength failed. Somewhere
to the northward, perhaps a mile, per-
haps a league distant, lay the water-
Desert travel was nothing new to
her; thirst and fatigue were old ac-
quaintances. She readjusted the strap
of the empty water hag over her shoul-
der and the loose cartridge belt at her
hip, then set her dusty feet down the
slope. The sun had grown red and
huge when at last in the hard-baked
earth she discovered fresh hoofprints.
She followed thein gladly, encour-
aged when they were joined by
others. A low bluff rose on her left,
an said quietly
"I am Mrs. Austin." She was grate-
ful for the gloom that hid her face. "1
rode out this way to examine a tract
of grazing land."
It seemed fully a minute before the
Ranger answered.; then he said, in a
casual tone, "I reckon Las I'almas is
quite a ranch, ma'am."
"Yes, But we need more pasture."
"I know your I-a Feria ranch, too. I
was with General Castro when we had
that tight near there."
"You were a Maderista?"
"Yes'm. Machine-gun man. That's a
fine country over there. Seems like
the Almighty got mixed and put the
Mexicans on the wrong side of the
Ilici (Jrande. l ut I reckon yitu haven't
seen much of La Feria since the last
revolution broke out."
"No. We have tried to remain neu-
tral, but—" Again she hesitated. "Mr.
Austin has enemies. Fortunately both
sides have spared La Feria."
Law shrugged bis broad shoulders.
"Oh. well, the revolution isn't over!
A ranch in Mexico is my idea of si bad
investment." lie rose and, taking his
>f the pool. Ills spurs jingling musical-
ly. The mare followed.
"You have a tine horse there."
"Yes'm. Her and me get along all
right. I hope we didn't wake you.
"No. 1 was too tired to sleep well."
"Of course. 1 heard you stirring
about during the night." Law paused,
"No. They told me there was plenty,
I knew of this charco, so I made lor | insought a favorable spot upon
it." 1 which to spread it. Then he helped
"Who told you there was water Mrs. Austin to her feet—her muscles
the arroyo?" had stiffened until she could barely
"Those Mexicans at the little goat- j stand—after which lie fetched his sad-
ranch." j ,i|( for a pillow. He made no apolo-
"lialli. So you walked in from Ar- J for his meager hospitality, nor did
royo (Jrande. It s a good ten miles <jupst expect any.
straightaway, and I reckon you came \vjH n he had staked out his horse
crookvd. EhV" I for the night he returned to find the
"Yes. And it was very hot. I was womuQ rolled snugly in her covering,
never hero but once, and—the country ; ns in a COCoon. The dying embers flick-
looks different when you re afoot. ered into flame and lit her hair redly.
"It certainly does," the man nodded. slu. lln(j |nl(j off !hm. hal „nf| 0ne
Then he continued, musingly: "No wa- loosened braid lay over her hard pil-
ter there, eli? I figured there might jONV Thinking her asleep, Law stood
be a little." The fact appeared to motionless, making no attempt to hide
please him, for he nodded again as h|s expression 0f wonderment until,
and along its crest scattered Spanish ,|u went on with i,ls meal. "Not much ! unexpectedly, she spoke.
daggers were raggedly sjlhouetted i ,i(m.„ h« r« I reckon" ...... u
7 . ,. , ur 1 K,n ' „ ! "What will you do with mo when
against the sky. She tried to run, but "Very little. Where are you from?
her legs were heavy; she stumbled a; « Me? Hebbronville. My
great deal, and her breath made |
"Thank you. I'm used to the open."
lie nodded as if he well knew that
your Mexican comes?" she said.
n,l,m ^ "Well, ma'am, I reckon I'll hide you
strange, distressing sounds as it issued j ""Evidently, thought the woman, this out 1,1 tlle 1,rush "" 1 ,a"u' him"
from her open lips. Rounding thb ' fpliow belonged to the East outfit, or
steep shoulder of the ridge, she lias- fiome of |h(J othol. bl„ (.nttIe nmci,es , , , , .
tended down a declivity into a knot of |n ,h(, H0|ibronville district. Probably |!. .1"' sllul'mg out Ills !i -1'
he was a range boss or a foreman.
After a time she said, "I suppose the
nearest ranch is that Iialll place?"
"I'd like to borrow your horse."
Mr. Law stared into his plate. "Well,
scrub oaks and ebony trees, then halt-
ed, staring ahead of her. Nestling in
a shallow, flinty bowl was a pool of
water, and on its brink a little tire was
It was a tiny fire, overhung with a
blackened pot; the odor of greasewood j m afraid—
and mesquite smoke was sharp. A
man, rising swiftly to his feet at the
first sound, was staring at-the new-
comer; he was as alert as any wild
thing. Hut the woman staggered di-
rectly toward the pond, seeing nothing
after the first glance except the water.
She would have flung herself full
length upon the edge, but the man
stepped forward and stayed her, then
placed a tin cup in her hand. She
mumbled something in answer to his
greeting and the hoarse, ravenlike
croak in her voice startled her; then
she drank, with trembling eagerness,
drenching the front of her dress. The
water was wann, but It was clean and
"Easv now. Take your time." said
She added, hastily, "I'll send you a
fresh one by Balli's boy in the morn-
Law shook his head.
ing the authority he requested to use j )))e )min as hp refllleU th,
"other instrumentalities" in defend- j wim-t gjvi, „ut •
ing American rights against the sub- , sh(, ,.m,u llm, h(,r f#ce nn(, nw.k
Felt the stranger's hands beneath her
j arms, felt herself lifted to a more coin-
| fortable position. Without asking per-
mission, tiie stranger unlaced first one,
then the other of her dusty boots,
marine menace, was passed by the
House tonight by a vote of 403 to 13.
Speaker Clark announced the vote
amid applause and cheering. Oppo-
sition to the bill had faded during the
day before patriotic appeals from
leaders on both sides of the House.
Thirteen Against It.
At roll call only nine Republicans,
1hree Democrats and the Socialist
-voted in the negative. They were:
Republicans—Benedict of Califor-
nia: Cary of Wisconsin; Cooper of
Wisconsin; Davis of Minnesota; Hei-
tesen of North Dakota; Lindbergh of
Minnesota; Nelson of Wisconsin;
Stafford of Wisconsin and Wilson of
Democrats—Decker of Missouri;
Sliackleford of Missouri and Sher-
wood of Ohio.
Socialist—London of New York.
Egg Prices Drop in Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 28.—Eggs at whole
sale dropped five cents a dozen today,
but potatoes,' which declined five
<ents yesterday because of the unusu-
ally heavy receipts 74 cars—advanc-
ed fifteen cetits today when only 20
cars were received.
Standard to Ask War Pay.
New York, Feb. 28.—The Standard
Oil Company will ask indemnity for
the destruction of its properties in
Rumania at the time of the German
invasion of that country.
seeming not to notice her weak at-
tempt at resistance. Once he had
placed her bare feet in the water, she
forgot her resentment In the intense
The . man left her seated in a col-
lapsed, semiconscious state, and went
j back to his lire. It was dark when for
| the first time she turned her head to-
ward the camp lire and stared curious-
ly at the figure there. The appetizing
odor of broiling bacon bad drawn her
attention, and as if no mow went un-
noticed the man said, without lifting man here
"Supper will be ready directly.
How'd you like your eggs—If we had
lie spoke with an unmistakable Tex-
as drawl; the woman put hitti down at
once for a cowboy. Well back from
the lire he had arranged a seat for her,
using a saddle blanket for a cover-
ing, and upon this she lowered herself
"I suppose you wonder how I—hap-
pen to be here," she said.
"Now don't talk 'til you're rested.
miss. This coffee Is strong enough to
walk on Its hands, and I reckon about
two cups of It 'II rastle you into shape."
As she raised the tin mug to her Hps
As he lay staring up through the
thorny mesquite branches that roofed
liini inadequately from the dew, he
marveled mightily. A bright, steady-
burning star peeped through the leaves
at hi in, and as lie watched it he remem-
bered that this red-lialred woman with
tiie still, while face was known far and
wide through the lower valley as "The
Lone Star." Well, he mused, the name
fitted her; she was, if reports were
true, quite as mysterious, quite as cold
and fixed and unapproachable, as the
title Implied. Knowledge of her iden-
tity had come as a shock, for Law
knew something of her history, and lo
find her suing lor Ills protection was
quite thrilling. Tales of her pale
beauty were common and not tame,
but she was all and more than she
had been described.
'Sometimes I Go Without Sugar, but
Bessie Belle Never Does."
and 1 lie mare, with sharp ears cocked
forwarit looked over his shoulder in-
quisitively. "Tell the lady good morn-
ing. Bessie Belle." lie directed. The
animal flung its head high, then
stepped forward and. stretching its
neck, sniffed doubtfully at the visitor.
"What a graceful bow I" Mrs. Aus-
tin laughed. "You taught her that, 1
"Yes'm! She'd never been to school
when I got her; she was plumb Igno-
rant. Rut she's got all the airs of a
tine lady now. Sometimes I go with-
out sugar, but Bessie Belle never
"And you with a sweet tooth!"
The Ranger smiled pleasantly.
"She's as easy as a rockin' chair.
We're kind of sweethearts. Ain't we,
kid?" Again Bessie Belle tossed her
bead high. "That's 'yes.' with the re-
verse English," the speaker explained,
lie would not permit her to help with
the breakfast, so she lay back watch-
[ ing her host, whose personality, now
that she saw him by daylight, had be-
gun to challenge her interest. Phys-
ically Law was of an admirable Ilia 1#'
—considerably over six feet in height,
with wide shoulders anil lean, strong
limbs. Although his face was schooled
to iuit .lv all but the keenest emotions,
a pair of blue-gray, meditative eyes,
with a whimsical fashion of wrinkling
half-shut when lie talked, relieved a
countenance that otherwise would
85 bushels per acre. Tills year the
sa me iniarter-section, sown to Red
Fife on stubble gave 8,'2SG bushels, llis
share, 1,0411 bushels of 1 Northern at
$1.50 per bushel, gave him $2,503.08.
Seed, half the twine and half the
threshing bill cost liini $4;>3.00. Allow-
ing a share of the expense of his an-
nual inspection trip, charged to il^is
quarter-section even to $110.00, and ho
has left $'2,000.00, that is DO per cent
of the original cost of the land. Any-
one can figure up that another aver-
age crop will pay, not 2 or 3 per cent
on Investment, as in Iowa, but the
total price of the land. Mr. Barr says:
"That's no joke now."
Mr. Barr was Instrumental In bring-
ing a number of farmers from Iowa to
Saskatchewan In 11)13. lie referred to
one of them, Geo. II. Kerton, a tenant
farmer in lowal lie bought a quarter-
section of Improved land at $32.00 an
acre near Hnnley. From proceeds of
! crop in 11114, 1915, 1910, he has paid
for the land. Mr. Barr asked him a
week ago; "Well, George, what shall
I tell friends down home for you?"
The reply was: "Tell them I shall
never go back to be a tennnt for any
man." Another man, Charles Halght,
realized $18,000 In cash for Ills wheat
crops in 1915 and 1910.
Mr. Barr when at home devotes
most of his time to raising and deal-
ing in live stock. On his first visit of
Inspection to Saskatchewan, he real-
ized the opportunity there was here
for grazing cattle. So Ills quarter-
sections, not occupied, were fenced
and rented us pasture lands to farm-
ers adjoining. Ills creed Is: "Let na-
ture supply the feed all summer while
cattle are growing, anil then In the
fall, take them to farmsteads to be
finished for market. There Is money
"Smithers never lights his cigar;
Just keeps It in his mouth and chews
the end. I've often wondered why."
"You wouldn't If you'd ever smoked
one of them."
She had not been too proud and cold have been a trifle grim and Bomber.
"How'd You Like Your Eggs—If We
you my horse, miss. I got to meet a
to let liiiu help her. In her fatigue
she had allowed hi in to lift her and
to make her more comfortable. Hot
against his points—palms unaccus-
tomed to the touch of a woman's flesh
—he felt the contact of her naked feet,
as at the moment when he had placed
them in the cooling water. Her feeble
resistance had only called attention to
her sex—to the slim whiteness of her
ankles beneath her short riding skirt.
Following his first amazement at be-
holding her had come a fantastic ex-
planation of her presence—for a mo-
ment or two it had seemed as if the
fates had taken heed of bis yearnings
and had sent her to liini out of the
dusk—wild fancies, like these, bother
men who are much alone.
Alalre Austin, like most normul
women, hud a surprising iimount of
When will lie come?" endurance, both nervous and muscu-
Ile'd ought to be here nt early dark I'"". •>"*. having drawn heavily against
tomorrow evening." Heedless of her > 'r reserve force, she paid the penalty,
dismay, he continued, "Yes'm, about I Miring the early hours of the night
sundown." she slept hardly at all; as soon as her
"But—I can't stuy here. I'll ride to l >d y discomfort began to decrease
Balli's and have your horse back by her mind became unruly, and It was
afternoon." no' ullt" nearly dawn that she dropped
"My man might come earlier than I oft lnto complete unconsciousness. She
expect," Mr. Law persisted. [ WBS awakened by a sunbeam which
"Really, I can't see what difference pierced her leufy shelter.
it would make. It wouldn't interfere
I'lie nose was prominent and boldly
arched, the mouth was thin-lipped and
mobile. In his face there was nothing
animal in a bad sense. Certainly It
showed no grossness. The man, de-
spite bis careless use of the plains ver-
nacular, seemed to be rather above
the average in education and Intelli-
gence. On the whole, she rather re-
sented the good impression Law had
made upon her, for on general prin-
ciples she chose to dislike and distrust
men. Rising, she walked painfully to
the pond and made a leisurely toilet.
Breakfast was ready when she re-
turned, and once more the man sat
upon bis lieeis and smoked while slit
ate. After a while she remarked: "I'm
glad to see a Ranger in this country.
There has been a lot of stealing down
our way, and the association men can't
seem to stop it. Perhaps you win."
"The Rangers have u reputation In
that line," he admitted. "But there Is
stealing all up and down the border,
since the war."
"The ranchers have organized. They
have formed a sort of vigilance com-
mittee in each town, and talk of using
with your appointment to let me—"
Law smiled slowly, and, setting his
plate aside, selected a fre*h cigarette;
then, as he reached for a coal, he ex-
"l haven't got what you'd call ex-
>ie waved a hand and smiled. "Drink ] act.y an appointment. This feller I'm
It was still early; the sun hud just |
cleared the valley's rim and the ground
was damp with dew. Somewhere near
by an unfamiliar bird was swjetly
trilling. Alalre listened dreamily un-
til the bird-carol changed to the air of
a familiar cowboy song, then she sat
up, queerly startled.
The ranger has a serious en-
counter with enemies, and a curl,
ous relationship springs up be-
tween him and the lady—oe sure
to read the next installment. See
what your friends think of the
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
New Jersey factories employ 232,000
"Pape's Diapepsin" fixes sick,
sour, gassy stomachs in
Time it! In five minutes all stomach
distress will go. No indigestion, heart-
burn, sourness or belching of gas, acid,
or eructations of undigested food, no
dizziness, bloating, or foul breath.
Pape's Diapepsin is noted for Its
speed in regulating upset stomachs.
It is the surest, quickest and most cer-
tain indigestion remedy in the whole
world, and besides it is harmless.
Ploase for your sake, get a large
fifty-cent case of Pape'B Diapepsin
from any store and put your stomach
right. Don't keep on being miserable
^life Is too short—you are not here
long, so make your Btay agreeable.
Eat what you like and digest it; en-
joy it, without dread of rebellion in
Pape's Diapepsin belongs in your
home anyway. Should one of the fam-
ily eat something which doesn't agree
with them, or in case of an attack of
Indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis or
stomach derangement at daytime or
during the night, It is handy to give
the quickest relief known. Adv.
So They Say.
"What Is altruism, pa?"
"That's what the various nations are
fighting for."—Louisville Courier-Jour-
Whenever there is a tendency to consti-
pation, nick headache or biliousness, taka
a cup of Gariieid Tea. All druggists. Adv.
To lose by one's own Ignorance or
carelessness Is more mortifying than
to lose by I he dishonesty of another.
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen-
eral Tonic because it contains the well
known tonic properties of QUININE and
IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out
Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds
op the Whole System. 50 cents.
Kansas 1910 farm crops were valued
It Is proposed to make Fort Mo-
Henry a public park.
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