The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1919 Page: 4 of 8
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THE HBVN1SUT OLIPPB
(Continued from last week)
"No. Walt!" Captain Laynton
shank Ills head. "It wasn't that. <!od
knows how It happened! The thing
went off—that's all. He was denning
tint- of those patent automatic pistols.
"There was a bottle of oil, a clean-
ing raK. and a wire swabbing brush
on the floor. And"—Laynton poured
himself another glass from the bottle,
gulped It down, and wiped his lips
with the back of his hand—"well, I'm
trying to give It to you in a few
wiyds—we burled him at sett of
Wallen turned his back and stared
out of one of the forward portholes
down onto the dirty foredeck. Was
the man lying? Was he telling the
truth? That his father had chartered
the Monletgh and sailed Willi her—
But that his death was accidental—
the background of his father's life—
the recent attempt upon bis own life!
Uls brain was working In flashes. This
man Laynton repelled him.
An accident—never! There was uo
room for doubt—"never go to the
East"—It was not an accident—his fa-
ther had been murdered on this ship.
And then suddenly be swallowed
It was to save him that his father
had chartered the Monleigh and come
Kast; for, according to that list of
ports, his father somehow had been |
In toueb with his movements, some- |
how had known the danger he was In.
and, trying to avert It, had been mur-
A cold, merciless passion swept upon !
hlcn. SomeoDe oil this ship was thoj
murderer. Wa9 It this man here? I
What was at the bottom of It all?
ilt was a long arm of vengeance that
reached to that gray stone house In
California, that reached to Singapore,
to this ship, to that sweltering, plugui
stricken bark when strangely
enough," he alone h®d lived!
And now the score was a verv heavy
one to pay—his father's life' Well—!
his eyes narrowed -he would pay itlj
, "Did my father bring a native serv- j
•ant with hliu—a man named <iungu?" !
he asked dispassionately
"No." the other replied. "He was
Wallen nodded. "What eNe Is tb. re
to tell me?"
"Not much—but what jou can
guess," I.aynton said "I ran down
through the Makassar strait and made
for the nearest port on that list- 1'obl
here. Your father had paid me for
the three months, and if I say it my-
self, when I make a bargain 1 stick
to It. If I could find you iii-icl.- tin'
three months 1 was going to do it
"I don't know what your father was
so anxious about, though I undei
stood, of course, that he chartered me
because out here, with >ou touching
at those trading stations, in i!dn't
reach you by mall or cable; but I
made sure It was something mighty
Important and I thought you'd kimiv
what It was."
It was almost an Interrogation, put
naturally, nonchalantly enough—save
for a trace of eagerness in tin man's
tones that was not entirely dlsguis. >1
"I haven't the slightest Idea," said
"You haven't?" Laynton's eyes for
once fired steadfastly. "Well, that's
queer! A man don't go to the ex-
pense of chartering a ship like this
without a pretty good reason, and
"I dare say my father knew," sug-
gested Wallen quietly. Then briskij
"The question now Is: What are you
going to do. captain?"
"Why?" said Captain I.aynton. "I
thought I'd made that plain enough.
When I make a contract I keep it It's
up to you. Mr. Wallen. There's still
say, a mntter of two months befo
that charter expire*, and the Mmi
lelgh's .your* until it does in ir
father's place. That's square, Isnt It?"
Wallen hesitated thoughtfully.
On the face of it it was both square
and honorable. lie begun to wonder
If he had misjudged the man.
And yet. Instinctively. In -pile of
that, there seemed something speeloi;-
even in the honesty tluit iippe I t •
underlie the other's motive- He had
reasou enough to distrust every <0111
on board a ship where he wus ally
certain his father had been murdered '
Two months—If he accepted the ■ :ip
tain's offer. If he had only something
[to work on!
Something! Y'es, he had something.
Drink-House Sam of Singapore!
Captain Laypton spoke again:
! "Look here!" be said In almost hurt
Itones. "I can't make you any fuirer
ipropositlon than that. Can I?"
, "No," said Wallen Instantly, his
jmlnd made up. "And I'n accept your
(offer, captain, and thank you heartily
I for It."
| "Good I" returned Laynton prompt-
ly. "Well, with that settled, what's
the sailing orders? We've got steam
up and can get away any minute you
say the word,"
Wallen walked to the cabin dom
and opened it.
"Then by all means get away at
once!" he laughed easily. "And"—
he hesitated—"let's see! 1 guess you'd
better shape up for Singapore. .Yes,
call it Singapore for a starter."
"Might!" answered I.aynton. "Sing-
apore it Is! But here— Walt a min-
ute Mr. Waller^ #
He hurried to a small Iron safe that
was built in under his bunk, opened
it. and returned with a bulky inanlla
envelope, which he handed to Wallen.
"These are your father's papers,"
he explained. "I collected them to-
1 I d
she laughed outright, merrily now—
"Vassar, for example. I was there
two years. And so you see, Mr. Wal-
len, if one wants to go anywhere
down here it Is simply a question of
availing oneself of the first opportu-
nity, whatever It may be.
"It's a very homy and commonplace
explanation," she said. "I am going
to pay a long-promised visit to my
uncle and aunt In Sumatra. We llve -
that Is, father and I—on Menado, Just
north of the Makassar strait. All we
see of the outside world Is an occa-
sional trading schooner; and so when
Captain Laynton put in to ride out a
ffrw days' bad weather, with him came
tile .opportunity I was speaking of.
"He said he was to touch at a num-
ber of ports beginning with Pobl and
work down to Singapore. Well, at
Singapore I can get passage across to
Sumatra, and thut's the whole story
You .see"—she was demurely serious
now—"I have been very precise be-
cause I understand that you are really
in command 110^. and If you disap-
proved too terribly you might order
me ashore at the first port."
"Put you ashore!" exclaimed Wal-
len with a laugh. "Not much! Be-
sides, we're not touching at any port
before Singapore. And"—with sud-
den inspiration—"I'll tell you what.
Miss MacKay, we'll run you over to
Sumatra from there, if you like."
"Oh, will you?" she cried excitedly.
"That will be splendid! But"—hesi
tantly—"that's asking altogether too
"It Isn't asking anything at all!" he
assured her warmly. "The debt will
he on my side."
"It's perfectly splendid of you!" she
said again enthusiastically. "I don't
know how to thank you." Her hand,
cool and soft, touched his lightly upon
He Clasped It frankly.
"Then that settles the bargain, Miss
MacKay!" he declared.
She withdrew her hand, nodding her
head prettily; and then the dark eyes
.. (Cbntinued on next | age)
FOR SALK—C rooin residence, lo
rated "11 four lot', parage, wash lions"
and :ton bid cistern. This would mase
someone a comfortable home. Prn-e,
$1200 for quii'k deal. Inquire of A
P. Hersrher, Hennessey.
Here is a message to
suffering women, from
Mrs. W. T. Price, of
Public, Ky.: "I suf-
fered with painful...",
she writes. "I got down
with a weakness In my
back and limbs... I
felt helpless and dis-
couraged. ..1 had about
given up hopes of ever
being well again, when
a friend Insisted I
The Woman's Tonic
I began Cardul. In
a short while I saw a
I grew stronger right
along, and it cured me.
I am Btouter than I
have been In years."
If you suffer, #ou can
appreciate what It
mean3 to ba strong and
well. Thousands of wo-
men givo Cardul the
credit for their good
health. It should help
you. Try Cardul. At all
Beautiful Bates County Missouri
Corn, Wheat, Clover, Blue Grass and Alfalfa
t"1 Farms for Sale [Cklt,
Farmers Bank BuilHing Butler, Missouri
New Meat Market
Fresh and Cured Meats of the Highest
Quality. All Kinds Meat Products.
Cita Our Prices on Threshers Supplies
C. V. WHIPPLE
Fir.t Door North Taylor's Grocery
A Handsome Line of Brushes
Clothes Brushes, Hair Brushes, Tooth Brushes
Baili Brushes and a good line of Paint Brushes
Come in and st e our line of excellent Brushes
The Rexall Store-F. A. DINKLER
n l— fM — — I ■—
] 0 ja o ir:. ^uaoi ■T-= c^aog
"These Are Your Father's Papers."
gether und put them away for safe-
"Thank you," suld Wallen gravely,
He stepped out onto the deck. "Oh,
by the way, cuptein," he observed cas-
ually. "1 notice you carry wireless."
The captain's whistle, pulled froiq
bis pocket, chirped shrilly.
"You there, for'ard !" be bawled In
a voice that was like the bellow of
a bull "Stand by to weigh anchor,
Mr Molt! Hey, Mr Mott 1"
And us the second officer emerged
from the chartrooui, just abaft the
bridge and direct^ over the captuln's
cabin "We'll get under way at once.
Let lue know when she's up und
He turned to Wulleu. "Wireless,
yoti ^ild? Oh. yes; It's that blasted I
new American law—can't trude In 1
American ports without it now, you 1
The Hand Sinister.
The moonlight bathed her in a soft
iuminance as she leuned over the i
ship'* rati; and if seemed to Wallen I
that he had uever seen so beautiful I
a face. No. "beautiful" wasn't the
word at all. It was more than that— I
h «i,mcitilng that counted for more
than mere prettlness of features.
"I know you're Just dying to find
out how 1 came aboard here," she
laughed. "I could see it lu your face
ever.v time you looked at me at sup-
"Yes' Wallen admitted. "That's
true Miss MacKay. In fact. I've been
waiting here on deck for ages to ask
.She did not answer at once—she
was leaning farther over the rail, her
eyes tiled on the bubbling phosphores- j
cencc as It glided past the ship's hull.
'.You are u western man, as we
sj.eak of the West here, Mr. Wallen,"
she aid at lust seriously; "and per- 1
haps 1 do not know the East very
wfll 'it Is, the outpost East, as I
Conventions here ure—ure
1 lite different. You, I am sure, are
i en:ally disapproving of my presence
on board; you are thinking that I
should be accompanied by my mother
or lay father or u brother, or at least
by a female companion of some sort.
Instead of which 1 have only—this."
She drew her hand from her pocket,
and in the open palm, as she rested
It on the rail, lay a small but very
serviceable automatic pistol.
It was unexpected, abrupt, and It
startled him. He stared blankly at
the exquisite silver chasing of the
thing as It glinted In the moon- j
"Hut—but to be where that Is—Is
necessary?" he ventured, a little awk-
She shook her bead as she returned
the weapon to her pocket.
"I do not menn It in that sense— 1
that It Is necessary," she answered. |
"Those of us who live In the Islands
of the Peninsula are brought up with j
firearms from the time almost that we '
can walk, and conventions with us fol- !
low the code framed by the conditions
which surround us.
"It's—It's quite different from"— '
AS I AM LEAVING THE FARM I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC SALE ON THE OLD AL GREEN FARM, 3 MILES WEST
AND 2i NORTH OF LOVELL; 12 MILES EAST AND l1, SOUTH OF HENNESSEY, AND 3i/2
WEST AND 31 o SOUTH OF MARSHALL. ON
FRIDAY, AUG. 22
Sale Beginning at 10 00 o'clock a. in sh .rp, the following described personal property, to-wit:
5 Head of Good Norses
1 bay horse 4 years old wt. about ltOO pounds
1 bay mare 4 years old, wt., about 1100;
1 pair colts- one 2-year and other 3-yeais old
both of these animals are well broken and of good Hamilto'nian stock
I blue roan horse smooth mouth, weight 1300
13 Head Good Cattle 13
1 red cow (3 years old, giving milk
1 black cow 6 years old, giving milk
1 black cow 6 years old. fresh b - date of 3ule
1 red heiff. 2 years old, giving milk
1 red long yearling heifer
1 red heifer coming 2 years old' fresh
1 red heifer 2 years old. fresh by dale of sale
1 red heifer 2 years old. giving milk
1 Whiteface heifer, long yearling
short yearling heifer 3 spring calves
23 Head Hogs
1 brood sow will iarrow soon t> small gilts, weight about 75 lbs 2 gilts, one has 6 and other 7 pigs
2 g ilts- will I arrow by date of sale
1 Deeriflg binder, 7 ft., in good
1 Kingman disk gang plow
1 2-section harrow
1 16-inch riding plow
1 set good breechin work harness
1 Jones mowing machine
1 hay rake
1 double-seated surrey
1 1-horse Rock Island planter
1 set single driving harness
1 Renfrow cream separator, new
1 Economy Chief separator
Other articles too numerous
T On personal property—Sums under $10, cash; on sums over $10 a credit nf 19 month- „,tii 1 • v.o«t,<.v,i<
Terms S &£ 5SR
GOOD LUNCH WILL BE SERV ED ON GROUNDS AT NOON
A R THUR SI EG Ml A NN I-
MAnrt Owen Acton, Clerk j
Col. J. L. Murphy, Auct.
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