The Geary Bulletin. (Geary, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 4, 1911 Page: 2 of 10
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Howard Ji-tfrtv*. Iwitiker'i »*>n, urnl .
the «*vtl Influence of Kulx-rt I'll tier wood,
fellow-student ut Yale. leud* u life of dli«-
•tpcLion, marries tlir d.tuKhler of a «»m-
bier who died In primin. end In disowned
by hla father, lit- l» out of work and In
desperate straits. I’nderwoial, who load
<*n< «- boon engaged to Howard's atop-
mother, Alicia, la apparently In proaper-
oua cirovaaata wen. Tokina advantage of
hla Intimacy • with Alicia. ho become* a
»rrt of aortal highwayman. I Hsroverlng
hla trua churartor. Ain la d*»nle* him the
house. Ila arntla hor a note threatening
suicide. Art doulcra for whom lie acted
aa oommlaaloner. demand an accounting.
Ha cannot make Rood. Howard rnlla at
hla apartmanta In an Intoxicated condi-
tion to romjeal a loan of R.\onn to enable
him to take up a bualneaa proposition.
Underwood telle him he la In debt up to
hla eyaa. Howard drlnka himself Into a
maudlin condition, and Roea In sleep on a
■ ‘ U ‘
divan. A raller la announeed and Under-
wood drawa a acrean around the drunken
sleeper. Alicia antera. She d. iniiuda a
promise from Underwood that he will not
take hla life. He refusea unless she will
renew her patronage. This she refusea.
and takes tier leave. Underwood kills
himself. The report of the pistol awa-
ken* Howard. He ttnds Underwood dead.
ReallalnR tils predicament lie attempts to
(toe and ta met by Underwood's valet.
Howard la turned over to the pnllee.
Unpt Ullnton, notorious for hla brutal
treatment of prisoners, puts Howard
throuRh the third degree, and finally gets
an alleg'd eonfesalon from I he harassed
man. Annie, lloword'a wife, declare* her
belief In hor husband's Innocence, and
soya she will clear him. She calls on
Jeffries, Sr. He refuses to help unless
she will consent to a dlvorre. To SHve
Howard she consents, but when she tlnds
that the elder Jeffries does not Intend to
stand by his son, except financially, she
scorns hla help. Annie appenls In Judge
Hrewster. attorney for Jeffries, Sr., to
take Howard's case. He dot lines.
.^CHARLES KLEIN ^
ILLUSTRATIONS BY RAY WALTERS
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"Where are fhe women?” asked
Annie, trying to keep down the lump
that row* chokingly In her throat.
\ "They're In a separate part of the
prtoop," replied the keeper.
"Isn't ft dreadful?" ahe murmured.
"Not at all,” he exclaimed cheer-
fully. “These prisoners fare better in
prison than they do outside. 1 wager
sonic of them are sorry to leave.”
"But It'a dreadful to be cooped up
la those little cells. isn't it?" she said.
“Not so bad as It looks,” he laughed.
“They are allowed to come out in the
corridor to exercise twice a day for an
hour and there Is a splendid shower
bath they can take.”
“Where Is my husband's cell?" she
whispered, almost dreading to hear
“There it Is," he said, pointing to a
door. "No. 456."
Walking rapidly ahead of her and
stopping at one of the cell doors, he
rapped loudly on the lion grating and
“Jeffries, here's a lady come to see
you. Wake up there!"
A white, drawn face approached the
grating. Annie sprang forward
“Howard!" she sobbed.
“Is It you, Annie?" eaine a weak
voice through the bars
“Can't I go In to him?" she asked
The keeper shook his head.
“No. m'm, you must talk through
the bars, but 1 won't disturb you.”
He walked away and the husband
and wife were left facing each other.
The tears were streaming down An-
nie's cheeks. It was dreadful to be
standing there so close and vet not
be able to throw her arms around him.
Her heart aebod na she saw the dis-
tress In his wan. pale face.
"Why didn't you come before?" he
“I could not. They wouldn't let me.
Oh, Howard," she gasped. “What a
dreadful thing this Is! Tell me how
you got into such a scrape!"
He put bis hand to his bead as If It
hurt hint, and she noticed that his
eyes looked queer. For a moment the
agony of a terrible suspicion crossed
her mind. Was it possible that In a
moment of drunken recklessness he
had shot Underwood? Quickly, almost
breathlessly, she whispered to him:
“Tell me quickly, 'Hs not true, is It?
You did not kill Robert L’nderwotwl "
He shook his head
No," he said.
“Thank <lod for that!" she ex
.•laimod. "Hut your confession—what
does that mean ?“
“I do not know They told me I did
It. They insisted I did It. He was
sure I did it. He told me he knew I
did U. lie showed me the pistol. He
was so Insistent that I thought he was
light—that I had done It." In a deep
whisper be added earnestly: "Hut
you know 1 didn't, don't you?''
"Who Is he?' demanded Annie.
"The police captain."
“Oh. (’apt. Clinton told you you
"Yes, ne told me he knew I did It.
lie kept me standing there six hours,
questioning and questioning until I
was ready to drop. I tried to sit
down; he made me stand up. I did
not know wbHt I was saying or doing
He told me I killed Robert Under-
wood. lie showed me the pistol under
the strong light. The reflection from
the polished nickel flashed In'o my
eye#, c verythlng suddenly became a
blank A few moments later the cor-
onet earn* In i.ml Cant 'Minton told
pin I c n.M .i d. Hut It isn't true Aa*
H# Felt in Singularly Good Spirits.
nie. You know I am as innocent of
that murder as you are."
"Thank Clod, thank God!" exclaimed
Annie. "1 see it all now.”
Her tears were dried. Her brain was
beginning to work rapidly. She al-
ready saw a possible line of defense.
"1 don't know how it all happened,"
went on Howard. "I don't know any
more about It thun you do. 1 left you
to go to Underwood's apartment. On
the nay I foolishly took a drink. When
I got there 1 took more whisky. Be-
fore 1 knew It I was drunk. While
talking I fell asleep. Suddenly I heard
a woman's voice."
“Ah!" Interrupted Annie. "You, too.
heard a woman’s voire. Capt. Clinton
said there was a woman in It.”
Thoughtfully, as if to herself, she
added: "We must find that woman."
’When I woke up," continued How-
ard. "it was dark. Groping around
for the electric light, I stumbled over
something. It was Underwood s dead
body. How ho came by his death 1
have not the slightest idea. I at once
realized the dangerous position I was
In and I tried to leave the apartment
uuobservid Just as I was going,
Underwood's mnn servant arrived and
he handed me over to the police.
That's the whole story. I've been
here Hincc yesterday and I'll be devil-
ish glad to get out."
"You will get out," she cried. “I'm
doing everything possible to get you
free. I’ve been trying to get the best
lawyer In the country—Richard Brew-
"Richard Brewster!" exclaimed How-
ard. "lie's ray father's lawyer."
"I saw your father yesterday after-
noon." she said quietly.
“You did!" he exclaimed, surprised.
“Was he willing to receive yon?"
"lie had to." she replied. "1 gave
hint a piece of my mind.”
Howard looked at her In mingled
amazement and admiration. That she
should have dared to confront a man
as proud and obstinate as his father
What did he say?" he asked eag-
"I asked him to come publicly to
your support and to give you legal
assistance. lie refused, saying he
eould not be placed In a position of
condoning such a crime and that your
behavior and your marriage had made
hint wash his hands of you forever."
Teats tilled Howard's eyes and bis
"Tie'll my lather believes uie guilty |
of this horrible crime?'' he exclaimed
' He Insisted that you must lie guilty,
ns you had confessed. He offered,
though, to give you legul assistance,
but only on one condition.”
"What was that condition?" he de-
"That I consent to a divorce," re-
plied Annie quietly.
"What did you say?"
"I said I'd consent to anything If It
would help you, but when he told roe
that even then he would not come per-
sonally to your support I told him we
would worry along without his as-
sistance. On that I left him."
"You're a brave little woman!”
cried Howard Noticing her pale, anx-
I ions lace, he said:
"You, too, must have suffered ."
"Oh. never mind me." she rejoined
i quickly "What we must do now Is to
g't you out of this horrid place and
. cicui your nsine before the win Id. We
must show that your alleged confes-
sion Is untrue; that It was drugged
from you involuntarily. We must And
that mysterious woman who came to
Underwood's rooms while you lay on
the couch asleep.* Do you know what
my theory is. Howard?"
“What?" demanded her husband.
“1 believe you were hypnotized Into
making that confession. I've read of
such things before. You know the
boys In college often hypnotized you.
You told me they made you do all
kinds of things against your will.
That big brute, Capt. Clinton, simply
forced his will on yours."
“By Jove—I never thought of that!"
he exclaimed. “I know my head
ached terribly after he got through all
that questioning. When he made me
look at that pistol I couldn't resist
any more. Hut how are we going to
break through the net which the po-
lice have thrown around me?"
“By getting the best lawyer we can
procure. 1 shall insist on Judge Brew-
ster taking the case. He declines, but
I shall go to his office again this after-
noon. He must—”
Howard shook his head
"You'll not be able to get Brewster.
He would never dare offend my father
by taking up my case without hla per-
mission. He won’t even see you.”
"We’ll see," she said quietly. "He'll
see me If I have to sit In his office
all day for weeks. I have decided to
have Judge Brewster defend you be-
cause I believe it would mean ac-
quittal. He will build up a defense
that will defeat all the lies that the
police have concocted. The police have
a strong case because of your alleged
confession. It will take a strong law-
yer to fight, them." Karnestly she
added: “Howard, if yotir life Is to be
saved we must get Judge Brewster."
"All ri.'xht, dear." he replied. "I
ran only leave It in your hands. I
know that whatever you do will be for
the best. I'll try to be as patient as
1 ran My only comfort is thinking
of you, dear.”
A heavy stpp resounded In the corri-
dor. The keeper cam* up.
“Time's up. m'm." he said civilly.
Annie thrust her hand through the
bars; Howard carried it reverently to
"Good by. dear,” she said. "Keep
up your courage. You'll know that I
am working for your release every
moment. I won't leave a stone un-
"Good-by. darllug," ho murmured.
He looked at her longingly and
there were tears In her eyes an she
"I’ll be buck very soon." she said.
A few minutes later they were 1*.
the elevator and she passed through
the big steel gate once more Into the
Outwardly, at least. Judge Brew-
sters offlees at 8!l Broadway In no
way differed from the offices of ten
thousand other lawyers who strive to
eke out a difficult living lu the most
overcrowded of all the professions.
They consisted of a modest suite of
rooms on the sixth floor. There was a
small outer office with a ralledoff
Inclnnurc. behind which sat a htlf
dozen stenographers busy copying
h gtl documents; as many m«-n clerk#
woe writing st desks, amt the walla
wete luted with shelves tilled wl.h
ponderous law books. In one corgi?
was a room with glass door marked
"Mr. Brewster, Private.”
Assuredly uo casual visitor could
guess from the appearance of the
place that this was the headquarters
of one of the most brilliant legal
minds In the country, yet In this very
office had been prepared some of the
most sensational victories ever re-
corded in the law court#. 0
Visitors to Judge Brewster # office
were not many. A man of such re-
nown was naturally expensive. Few
could afford to retain his services,
and in fact he waa seldom called upon
except to get In the Interest of
wealthy corporations. In these cases,
of course, his fees were enormous. He
had very few private clients; In fact,
he declined much private practice
that was offered to him. He had
been the legal adviser of Howard
Jeffrlea, 8r., for many years. The
two men had known each other In
their younger days and practically
had w.-n success together—the one
In the banking business, the other
In the service of the law. An Im-
portant trust company, of which Mr.
Jeffries was president, was constantly
involved in all kinds of litigation of
which Judge Brewster had exclusive
charge. As the lawyer found this
highly remunerative, it was only nat-
ural that he had no desire to lose
Mr. Jeffries as a client. /
Secluded in his private office, the
judge was busy at his desk, finishing
a letter. He folded it up, addressed
an envelope, then Ut a cigar and
looked at the time. It was three
o'clock. The day's work was about
over and he smiled with satisfaction
as he thought of the automobile ride
in the park he would enjoy before
dressing and going to his club for din-
ner. He felt In singularly good spir-
its that afternoon. He had Just won
in the court a -very complicated case
which meant not only & handsome ad-
dition to hie bank account, out a
signal triuipph over bis legal oppo-
nents. Certainly, fortune smiled on
hint. He bad no other Immediate
cases on hand to worry about. He
could look forward to a few weeks of
absolute rest. He struck a bell on his
desk and a clerk entered. Handing
him the note be had just written, he
“Have this sent at once by mlea-
“Very well, judge." answered the
"By the by." frowned the lawyer,
"has that woman been in to-day?"
“Yes—she sat In tb? outer office all
morning, trying to Ree you. We said
you were out of town, but she did not
believe it. She sat there till she got
tired. She had no Idea that you went
out by another Rtairwav.”
“Humph," growled the lawyer: "a
nice thing to be besieged in this man-
ner. If she annoys me much longer,
I shall send for the police."
At that moment another clerk en-
tered the room.
"What Is it, Mr. Jones?" demanded
"A lady to see you. Judge," said the
clerk, handing him a card.
The lawyer glanced at the bit of
pasteboard, and Hald Immediately:
"Oh, yes. show her In."
The two clerks left the room and
Judge Brewster, after a glance in the
mirror to readjust his cravat, turned
to greet his visitor. The door opened
and Alicia entered. She was fault
lorsly gowned, as usual, hut her man
ner was flurried and agitated. Evt
dently something had happened to up-
set her, and ahe had eome to make
her huaband's lawyer the eonfldant ol
her troublea. The judge advanced
gallantly and pointed to a chair.
"Good morning, my dear Mra. Jet
frieshow do you do?"
"la Mr. Jeffrlea here?" asked Alicia,
"Not yet." he replied, smiling.
"This Is an unexpected pleasure. 1
think It Is the first time you have
graced my office with your presence.'
"How quiet it Is here!” she ex-
claimed. looking « around nervously.
"It is hard to believe this Is the very
center of the city." Taking the seat
offered to her, she went on:
"Oh, Judge, we are dreadfully wor-
(TO BE rONTINUWrU
Could Do Better.
The lecture was on the economics
of nature and showed that her great
destructive poweers were used only
to transform the elements Into other
"To Illustrate." said the professor.
• there Is In one of the Pacific Islands
a volcano which has lor 16 years been
pourlr.g molten lava Into the ocean
over a precipice 400 feet high and
eleven miles long Kgga are boiled la
the open sea 22 miles away"
"My goodness'' cried a feminine
: voice In the audience, what a big pan
j and what a waste of Are and water
J and Cuss over a little plain cooking!”
BANGOR It FLAME-SWEPT AND
MANY ARE HOMELESS
State Troops On Hand to Guard Suf-
ferer* and Property From Hands
•f Vandals—Business Sec-
CRI8IS IN CANADA
TORNADO TEARS UP 8EDALIA
OKLAHOMA CITY TIMES SOLO
Postal Banks O. K.
Washington.—The forty-eight expep.
(mental offices of the postaj bank Bys-
tem have "made good," It waa an-
nounced at the post office department.
The result. It was stated, would be the
speedy extension of the system to tbs
Missouri Pacific Wreck
Nevada, Mo.— Missouri Pacific pas-
senger train No. 20«. southbound, from
Kansas City, wns wrecked at Boston,
-tenon county. No one was seriously
fas Mr 7, MU
DAMAGE IS S6.000.000
I.BSaON TtXT-l Chronicle* &
*cy Verne* IS. SS.
GOLDEN TEXT—“Prld* RMth
destruction, and an haughty spirit So>
forn a f»U."-Prov. IS:IS
TIME—Usslnh's reign extended (BHdi-
*r) from B. C. SM to B. C. 7H; (Huttap)
B. C. >01 to T4S. Ussiah may have become
• leper about B. C. 7SI. Jot ham being tbo
-egont from that time.
PLACB—'The Temple In Jeraenlem.
KINGS—In Israel. Jeroboam II. In
Assyria. Shalmaneser IIL
PROPHETS—Amo*. Hoses. laalah. Mm
See hart oh of our lesson.
Bangor. Me.—Property valued at up-
ward of $6,00ti,000 was destroyed, hun
dreds of per sous made homeless and
ilmost the entire business section of
this city was devastated in the first
five hours of a fire which was still rag-
ing Monday morning. One life is
known to have been lost, un unidenti-
fied man. who was killed by a falling
Mayor Mullen called out the com-
pany of the local national guard and
placed the city under martial rule.
Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Old
Town, Brewer and other cities and
towns within reach were aaked for
help and sent It.
A score of buildings had been blown
up In an effort to check the flames and
dynamite waa still being liberally used.
The fire started in the hay shed of J.
Frank Green, on Broadway street, and
In a short time was sweeping through
the city in a northwesterly direction.
Before midnight Sunday both sides
of Exchange street from York to
State, both sides of State from Ken-
duskeag stream to Broadway, a consid-
erable part of Central and Franklin
streets, nearly all of Park street and
Marlow street was In ruins and the
flames had made inroads of nearly a
mile Into the best residential section
of the city.
Tariff Measure la Causing Concern In
Winnipeg, Man.—The critical situa-
tion at Ottawa has resulted in the sud-
den recall of Earl Grey- to the capital
from Winnipeg. The governor gen-
eral has cancelled all hlB engagements
for next week and will leave with his
suite for Ottawa. Determination of
the opposition to fight reciprocity with
the United States all summer, if nec-
essary, as outlined by Leader Borden,
thus preventing Sir Wilfred Laurier
from attending the imperial conference
and coronation, has caused a crisis la
"Twister" Kills One, Leaving Wide
Trail of Deetructlon
Sedalla, Mo.—A tornado struck 8e
dalia at 6 o'clock Sunday morning and
damaged property in a path two blocks
wide and a mile and a half long. Mrs.
Isaac Reed and George Alspaugh were
cut by flying glaBS, in both instances
timbers being blown through their
windows. A number of houses were
torn froir their foundations and
large trees were torn up or snapped In
twain. The roofs of at least two build-
ings were blown a block away. One
person, a child, was killed.
Well Known Lincoln, Neb., Publisher
Takes Controlling Interest
Oklahoma City.—A deal for the sale
of the Oklahoma City Times to C. B.
Edgar, of Lincoln, Neb., has been
closed and Mr. Edgar has assumed
control of the paper. The entire In-
terest of Dennis Flynn, who has owned
the paper for some time, was purchas-
ed by Mr. ffidgar. The paper will re-
main In the afternoon field and will
continue Its present policy. The con-
sideration for the purchase waa not
Union Farmers Split
Gravette, Ark.—Gravette fruit grow-
ers. or at least a number of them, have
split from the farmers' union and have
formed an Independent organization to
handle fruit. Dissatisfaction in hav-
ing their products marketed through
the Ozarg F. G. A. Is said to have been
the cause of the split. The new asso-
ciation controls 90 acres of the 200
acres In bearing here.
$18,000 Fire at Hugo
Hugo, Okla.—Fire partially destroy-
ed the dry goods stock of Maurer
Bros, and Smith. The loss from fire
and water Is estimated at $18,000, In-
surance $12,000. The building was
only slightly damaged, covered by In-
Kaunas City.—After walking with
Lillian Hammon. of Kansas City, Kan.,
to a wooded gully near there, Nell
Callahan, sn employe of a furniture
store, shot the woman three times,
killing her. He surrendered later,
but refused to tell why he had killed
On the murder of King Joeeh he
waa succeeded by hla eldeat eon,
Aaaaslah, a man of piety end force,
who slow the murderers of hja father,
sparing their sone, t ad then turned ag-
on tbo enemies of hla country, fhe
Edomites south of the Dead Sea, who
had been ravaging southern Judea.
He hired thousands of mercenaries
from the Northern Kingdom, to aid
him la the war. When a prophet re-
buked him for thus Involving hlmaatf
with aa Idolatrous nation ho dismiss
ed the mercenaries, who, oa their way
home, plundered the citlea of Judah.
Amaslah went on. however, sad with
hla own troops conquered the
Ites in the Valley of Salt south of
the Deed Sea, and thoroughly
dued the cruel nation.
He brought home with him some gf
the Edomite idola and worshiped
them, thus dishonoring Jehovah, who
had so signally helped him. In favor
of gods who had proved their own
powerlessness! A courageous prophet
rebuked him, but we are told wbat the
In bis pride of success, and perhaps
to avenge the towns which the Iarael-
Itlsh mercenaries had plundered, be
sent a boastful message to Joash king
of Israel, challenging him to flghL Jo-
ash promptly accepted the challenge,
completely worsted Amaslah, captured
Jerusalem, and went away with a# the
treasure of the Temple and royal pal-
ace, and with many of the citizens as
hostages. Amaslah continued to
reign for fifteen years, but his sub-
jects never were contented, and at last
they rose in revolt and murdered him.
The son of Amaxlah, Ussiah, a lad
of sixteen, was chosen by the people.
He continued hie father's conquest of
the Edomites by fortifying Eloth, an
important city at the head of the east
era branch of the Red Sea, thus pot-
ting Judah in a position to renew the
rich commerce with India which Solo-
moo had established.
Usslah's was a religious IKe., He
did that which was right in the sight
of the Lord. He followed Amaslah In
the better part of hlq life, and not In
bis idolatry. There is no better prep-
aration for the eyes of the world than
to be conscious ever of God's eyes
The period of Uzzlah and Jeroboam
was the golden age of Israel. Aa a
result of conquest and of commercial
enterprise the accumulation of wealth
was greater than had ever been
known before. The rich lived In
palaces of hewn stone and of Ivory.
While the nobles flourished, the poor
grew constantly poorer. The peasaat
proprietors were crowded out, and all
the land came into the hands of a few
great nobles. The free-born Israelites
sank to the position of serfs. Pros-
perity has more perils than adversity,
and pride la one of them, pressed, ac-
cording to Josephijf, in priestly attire,
and perhaps on the celebration of some
high national feast, Uzzlah presumed
to enter the Holy Place, which K was
death for any but a priest to enter,
and to offer incense upon the saered
altar. Uzzlah appears to have desired
to become supreme pontiff as well os
king, and to exercise the same dml
functions as the Egyptian Pharaohs
were wont to do. He bad to disregard
the direct command of Jehovah that
the priests alone should burn Incense
on his altar; he had to despise the hla
tory of hla people, to defy the heir
name by which be himself was called.
Thua a reign of fifty-two years was
spoiled in an hour.
What terrible punishment came to
Uxxiah? The Infliction of that meet
loathsome, incurable disease, leprosy.
Thua Miriam had been punished, and
Gehazi. According to Josephus, It waa
at this very moment that the famoee
earthquake of Usziah's reign occurred.
For the rest of his life he lived la a
separate house. It was perhaps eome
place in the country to which the king
confined himself. We are not told
whether he repented of the sin that
he had committed; but we may per-
haps assume that he did so.
The story of Ahas reinforces the
warning that comes to na from the
story or Ussiah. The pride of Ahas
was pride of opinion; that of Usmh
was pride In accomplishment. Pride
may spring rrom good looks, fine
clothes, plenf> of money, a keen Intel-
lect, distinguished social position. A
boy may be vain of his ball-playing
and a girl of her white hands. What-
ever may be the source of It, pride la
always a terrible danger.
Pride ia indeed like a leprosy. It
makes us hideous to look»upon, though
all the while we think we ere beauti-
ful. It causes our spiritual body to
decay and portions of It to drop off,
though all the while we think we are
Increasing. It isolates ua rrom human
companionship, though all the while
we think that others are not goed
enough to associate with us. Oh, lef
us be on our guard against this lep-
roay-sin of Usslah's! And If we sus-
pect that we are harboring pride, let
ue remember that there Is One who
can cure It, and One only. It Is t'e
*ho bade the leper be clean.
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