Renfrew's Record (Alva, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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RBOORD. ALVA. OKLA. FRIDAY, JAM ARY 15. 1*15.
M. E. DBGBOAT..M. D.
Hare you any Eye. Ear, None or
Throat trouble? 1 am a regular
graduated physician. Was in gen-
eral practice 15 years, but have
‘confined my practice for several
years to special work. I do nothing
else. DON’T go to a jewelry store,
or an optician to have your eyes ex-
amined and tested for glasses, when
you have a competent OCULIST
located in Alva for over four years.
The most important thing about get-
ting glasses is to have them fitted
right. This requires the use of the
opthalmoscope and retlnascope in
the dark room. Many times you do
not need glasses, but treatment.
Do you think the jeweler and opti-
-clan can tell you what is wrong with
your eyes? Consult an oculist who
must be a REGULAR PHYSICIAN.
If you have Catarrh, see me about
M. E. DeGROAT, M. D.
Consultation free. Office over Post-
office. Hours 9 a. m. to 12, and
2 to 6 p. m. Sunday’s by appoint-
* \VK PAY CASH
Poultry, Eggs and Butter,
*. . Come in and get our
* before going elsewhere.
* Correct counts and weights *
J. P. REED.
nlf; 'so. whoa Ryanne' yawned before
bln oyoa. and George drew picture# in
The dinner was an event. No dell-
tho sand, and tbs girl fell asleep with I «•«* <mostly canned) was overlooked.
her head upon her kneea, he dre
off abruptly and left them to their
own devioen. He had crossed and re-
crossed the silences so often that he
was no longer capable of judging ac-
curately another man’s mental pro-
cesses. That they had had a strange
and numbing experience he readily
understood: but now that they were
out of duress and headed for the
coast, he saw no reason why they
should not act like human beings.
The manager, at he heard the guln
eas jingle in George’s pocket, was
filled with shame; not over his origi-
nal doubts, but relative to his lack
of perception. The tourists who sat
at the other table* were scandalized
at the popping of champagne-corks.
Sanctimonious faces glared reproof.
A jovial spirit In the Holy Land waa
an anachronism, not to be tolerated.
And wine! Horrible! Doubtleaa,
when they retired to their native back-
They atill put up the small tent for ! ^chee. they retold with never-end-
Fortune, but the rest of them slept -n® horror °f having witnessed such
upon the sand, under the stars. Once. a 8Cen<? and havln* heard auch lau8h-
ter upon the sacred soil.
Even Fortune laughed, though Ry-
anne’s ear, keenest then, detected the
vague note of hysteria, ir the meat
waa tough, the potatoes greasy, the
vegetables flavorless, the wine fist,
none of them appeared to be aware
of it. If Ackermann could talk he
could also eat; and the clatter of
forks and knives was the theme rath-
er than the variation to the symphony.
George felt himself drawn deeper
and deeper into those tragic waters
from which, as in death, there Is no
return. She was so lonely, so sad
and forlorn, that there was as much
brother as lover In hla sympathy.
How patient she had been during all
those inconceivable hardships! How
brave and steady; and never a mur-
mur! the single glass of wine'had
brought the color hack to her cheek
find the sparkle Into her eye; yet he
was sure that behind this apparent
liveliness lay the pitiful desperation
of the helpless. He had not spoken
again about old Mortimer. He would
wait till after he had sent a long
cable. Then he would speak and
i show her the answer, of which he
had not a particle of doubt. As mat-
* PURE FOOD BAKERY.
* Win. Ackerle, Prop.
* The Hirst-class Bakery’ of
* Alva. Corner of Fifth Street
* and Barnes Avenue.
* PEOPLE’S CLEANING AND
* DYE WORKS. *
* Mrs. M. J. Washburn, Prop. *
* -PHONE 547. *
* South Side Square, Alva, Ok. *
* DR. O. R. GREGG, *
* Homeopathic Physician, *
* Surgeon. *
* Office Monfort Bldg. *
* Real 911 Locust St. *
* Long Standing Chronic Diseases *
* ta Specialty. *
* T, J. WOMACK, ♦
* Lawyer. *
* Office Over First National Bank *
* ALVA, OKLA. *
* G. N. B1LBY, *
* Physician and Surgeon. *
* Office Phone 59. Res. phone 81 *
* ALVA, OKLA. *
* DR. J A. TOWNSEND, *
* DENTIST. ’• *
"* Office over Owl Drug Store *
* Office phone 166. .Res. Phone 222 *
* % , * .* * * * * * A *
Phone 3, *
' Office, Phone J!0 \ Reg. Phc
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* oi sniijMfcsa on--?*
* Office phone 408. Alva. Okla. *
.* * r ,
* OSCAR ROGUE, •
* * Violinist and Teacher, *
* Brass and Reed Instruments. •
* Studio Room 17, Monfort Bldg.*
* Res. Phone 371. •
* W. D. ANDERSON. *
4 Attorney-at-Law *
* Practice In State Supreme and *
* all other Courts. Over Woods •
* Co. Union Bank. Office phone *
* 556. Residence phone 364. *
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* W. G. RKSSKY, *
* Attorney-at-law *
* Office In Emma Hostoa Building •
* ALVA, OKLA. •
* • saw*
George awoke as the dawn waa glid-
ing the east. Silhouetted against the
sky he saw Fortune. She waa stand-
ing straight, her hands pressed at her
sides, her head tilted back—a tense
attitude. He did not know It, but
■he waa asking God why these things
should be. He threw off his blanket
and ran to her.
"Fortune, you mustn’t do that. You
will catch cold."
"I cannot Bleep," she said simply.
He took her by the hand and led
her to the tent. “Try,” he aald. Then
he did something he had never done
before to any woman save hla mother.
He kissed her hand, turned quickly,
and went over to his blanket. She
remained motionless before the tent.
The hand fascinated her. From the
hand her gaze traveled to the man
settling himself comfortably under hla
blanket.....Pity, pity! that
waa ever to be her portion; pity!
In Damascus tbe trio presented
themselves at the one decent hotel,
and but for Ackermann's charges upon
the manager. It Is doubtful If he would
have accepted them as guests; for a
more suspicious-looking trio he had
never set eyes upon (A hotel man , ter„ now gtood he w n her
* PfJ3011 by tb® QuaHt*°; h,a that he loved her; his quixotic sense
clothes.) Moreover, they carried no ; of chlvalry wag too „t to p€rmlt
luggage. Ackermann went sponsor; ! thU llP„A
and knowing something of the Integ-
rity of the rug-hunter, the manager
surrendered. And when George pre-
sented his letter of credit at the Im-
perial Ottoman Bank, again It was
Ackermann who vouched for him. It
had been agreed to say nothing of the
iharacter of their adventure. None
of them wanted to b« followed by cu-
With a handful of British gold In his
pocket, George faoed the future hope- guilty gladness. After all,
fully. He took his companions In shouldn't she distrust Ryanne?
and about town, hunting the shops for George concluded that he must ac-
clothlng, which after various dlfflcul-1 quire patience . She waa far too loyal
this step, urge as bis heart might
upon it. She might misinterpret his
love as born of pity, and that would
be the end of everything. He waa con-
fident now that Ryanne meant noth-
ing to her. Her lack of enthusiasm,
whenever Ryanne spoke to her In
these days; the peculiar horlzontallty
of her Dps and brows, whenever Ry-
anno offered a trifling courtesy--all
pointed to distrust. George felt a
ties they succeeded in finding. It was
Ul-flttlng and cheap, but It would serve
till they reached Alexandria or Naples.
“How are you fixed?" asked Ry-
anne, gloomily -surveying George’s
shoddy cotton-wool suit.
“Cash In hand?"
“About four hundred pounds. At
Naples I can cable. Do you want
“Would you mind advancing me
two months’ salary?”
“Ryanne, do you really mean to
stick to that proposition?"
“It's on my mind just now."
"Well, we'll go back to the bank
and Fll draw a hundred pounds for
you. You can pay your own expenses
as we go. But what are we going to
do In regard to Fortune?"
"See that ahe gets safely back to
“Suppose ahe will not go there?"
"It’s up to you. Percival; It’s all up
You’re tbe gay.. Lochinvar
from tbe west.' I’m not aure—ho one
ever la regarding a woman—but I
think abe’ll listen to you. Sbe wouldn’t
iglve an ear to a scalawag like ms.
This caravan business has put ms out-
side the pale. I’ve lost cast*"'
“You're only desperate and discour-
aged; you can pull up straight."
“You haven’t looked at life normal-
ly; that’s what the matter la."
“Solon, you’re right. There’s that
poor devil back In Bagdad. I’ve killed
a man, Percival. It doesn’t mix well
In my dreams.”
“You said that It waa In aelf-de-
“And God knows It was. But If I
hadn't gone after that damped rug,
he’d have been allvs today. Oh, damn
It all; let’s go back to the hotel and
order that dub-steak, or tbe beat imi-
tation they have. I’m going to have
a pint of wine. I'm as dull as s ditch
ta a paddy-field."
"A bottle or two will got hurt tap
of us. Wall ask Ackermann. For
Qod knows where we’d base been to-
day but for him. And let him do all
the yarning. It rW please him ”
“And while be gabs, well get the
hast of the steak and wine!" For the
first time la days Ryanne** laughter
had a hit of the erstwhile rollicking
to run away without first giving him
warning. In the event of her refus-
ing Mortimer’s root and protection, ho
knew what his plans would be. Some
one else could do the buying for Mor-
timer A Jones; his business would bs
to revolve round this lonely girl, to
watch and guard her without her be-
ing aware of it Of what use were
riches if he could not put them to
whatever use he chose? So he would
wait near her, to see that she came
and went unmolested, till against that
ttae when sbe would recognise how
futile her efforts were end how wide
and high the wall of the world was.
That mother of hers! To his mind
it was positively unreal that one so
charming and lovely should be at
heart strong as the wind and merci-
less sa the see. Hie mother had been
everything; hers, worse than none,
an eternal question. What a drama
sbe had moved about In, without un-
George did not possess that easy
and adjustable sophistry which made
Ryanne look upon smuggling as a
clever game between two cheats. His
point of view coincided with For.
tone’s; It was thievery, more or less
condoned, bat tbe ethics covering it
were soundly established. He had
come very near being culpable him-
self. True, he would not have been
guilty of smuggling for profit; but
none the less he would have tried to
cheat the government. Hla sin had
found him out; he had now neither
the rag nor hie thousand pounds.
All these cogitations passed through
hla mind, dlajolntedly, as the dinner
toward Ita end. They bade
he waa to leave early for Beirut, upon
hla way-to^lmyrna. Fortipe grant to
asked tbe mahager 10
he could aend a cable from the boUl
Certainly he eeuld. It took some
time to compose tbe cable to MortF
“wi, rspufred some gold be*
sidea.Mo'rtlmer must ha vs a fair view
requesting a ^^to^aenttToook’e
In Naples, where they expected to be
The porter got out -bis telegraph,
book ah< studied the rates carefully.
“Twelve-oounda six, air."
pOttir greeted sack sovereign
with a genuflection, the lowest being
th* twelfth, <J**ge pocketed:the re-
celpt and went In search of Ryanne.
But that gentleman, waa no longer
In the billiard-room. Indeed, he had
gone quietly to the other hotel and
written a cable himself, the cede of
which waa not to be- found In any
book. For a long time ho aeemed to
be In doubt, for be folded and refold-
ed hla message hair a doaen times be.
fore hla actions became decisive. He
tor# It up and threw tbe acraps upon
the floor and hastened into the street,
as if sway from temptation. Hs
walked fast and Indirectly, smoking
Innumerable cigarettes. He wee fight*
In# herd, tbe evil In him against the
good, the chances of the future against
(he irreolalmable past. At the end of
an hour he returned to the strange ho*
tab Hla lips were puffed and bleed*
lag. He bad smoked so many ciga-
rettes and had pulled them so Imp*,
tlently from his mouth, that the dry
paper had cracked the delicate akin.
—Hh roenttt Ml o*M» 1*4. patUV
the' sending of ft. Then he poked
about the unfamiliar corridors till he
found the dingy bar. Hs sat down be
for# a peg of whisky, which waa fol-
lowed by many more, each a bit stlffcr
than Its predecessor. At last, when
he bad had enough to put a normal
man's head upon the table or to cover
his face with the mask of Inanity,
Ryanne fell Into the old habit of talk-
"Horace, old top, what’s the use
We’d just like to be good If we could,
eh? But they won’t let us. We’d
grow raving mad In a monastery. We
were honest at the time, but we
couldn’t stand the monotony of watch-
ing green oltvea turn purple upon the
silvery bough. Nay, nay!”
He puBhed the glass away from him
and studied the atr-bubbles as they
formed, rose to the surface, and were
‘‘No matter what the game has
been, somehow or other, they’ve
bashed us. and we’ve lost out.”
He emptied the glass and ordered
another. He and the bartender were
“After all, love Is like money. It's
better to live frugally upon the Inter-
est than to squander the capital and :
go bankrupt. And who cares, any-
He drank once more, dropped a half-
aeverelgn upon the table, and pushed i
back his chair. Ills eyes were blood-1
shot now, and the brown of his skin I
had become a slaty tint; but he
walked steadily enough Into the read-'
Ing-room, where he wrote a short let
fer. It was not without a perverted
sense of bumor, for a smile twisted
hls lips til) he had sealed the letter
and addressed the envelope to
George Percival Algernon Jones. He
stuffed It Into a pocket and went out
whistling "The Heavy Dragoons” from
the opera of ’’Patience.”
Before the lighted window of a shop
he paused. He swayed a little. From
a pocket of hls new coat he pulled
out a glove. It was gray and small
and much wrinkled. From time to
time he drew It through hls fingers,
staring the while at the tawdry trin-
kets In the shop-window. Finally he
looked down at tho token. He became
very still. A moment passed; then
he flung the glove Into the gutter, and
proceeded to hls own hotel. He left
the letter with the porter, paid hls
bill, and went out again Into the dark,
He was now what he had been two
months ago, the man who didn't care.
To Our Patrons:
We are prepared to take care of your
harvest loans at regular rates.
During the last year we have carried
every customer through without forc-
ing in a single loan or raising our rates.
We invite new business assuring to
all a square deal. We pay interest if
left on time deposit.
Alva Security Bank
J.rA. STINE. President.
GEO. E. NICKEL. Cashier.
GEO. W. CROWELL. Vice-President
FRANK G. MUNSON, Ass't Cashier
First National Bank.
Account* of Merchants, Stockmen, Farmers and Individual* solicited
Every accommdation extended consistent with safe and con-
A BANK ACCOUNT WITH US
Place your account with us and you will get all
that a good bank can give. Your interests will have
our most careful attention. Large and small
accounts given the same attention.
Woods County Union Bank
ALVA MACHINE WORKS & AUTO GARAGE
plies & Work
(To be continued.)
Day Phone 184
Night Res. 581
Up to date Auto
Free air for tires
9 Miles West.
Well, I will try and jot down a
few lines to the dear old Record.
Oh my how the cold weather did!
hurt the stock, as it was so sud-
Well, I see Mr. Melvin Smith
from Harper county visiting friends
and relatives. He reports every-
thing all right.
E. J. Gum and wife called on Mr.
and Mrs. DeHaven Sunday, found
them all well.
The Reverend J. H. Gray and the
Reverend E. V .Potter called on J.
B. Gum one day last week and re-
port all well.
Rev. Mendenhall also called on
J. B. Gum last week.
J. B. Gum and wife called on P.
A. Hunter Sunday and took dinner
with them. They report a good time.
I see Mr. C. L. Stewart on his
The Home of Good Goods
oive us your orders. we'll fill them
^promptly and with the very high-
est quality of goods. We will try to
help you solve that knotty little
problem of 'What to Eat.'
Talking ton's Grocery Store P“s4
way to Alva Saturday with a fine
car load of fat cows. Good for
E. J. Gum and wife called on
Charles Fisher, near Sunny Side,
last week and found all well.
Barney Marcum called on J. B.
Gum one day last week.
Mr. Nlasen bas an awful sick ba-
by. Hope It is better this morning.
Well, I see Mr. Roy Moyer on his
way to Alva with two loads of hogB
We understand that J. P. Felton
bas changed his boarding place.
He hfii gone to Alva.
I see Mr. Frank Roe and mother
on the way to Alva this morning and
report all well.
Monarch No. 1 Dip
Gov’t. Approval 1 to 75.
Look for Certificate on Package
The best for Cattle, Horses, Sheep & Hogs
USE IT NOW
Guaranteed by RoC Chemical Concern Lincoln, Neb.
Sold by Farmer* Hardware Co-
C. O. DILLOW
Coal, Hay, Grain and Feed
Field and Garden Seeds
Telephone 151 Cash Paid For Grain
623 Flynn Ave. Alva, Okla.
“WTiaW SO YOU CAN UNMMTANO IT"
A GREAT Continued Story of tho
World’s Progress which you
may begin reading at any time, and
which will hold your interest forever.
The “Skao N*»**"
sires May" ways to do
useful articles 101
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or home and ibop, repairs, etc.
“Alii it Mechanic* ” (10 peses) tolls (raw to
mtka Mission furniture, wireless outfits, boats,
fntint* magic, and all the things aboy low*
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NEW LOCATION. 1 door E of Bradbury’*.
Eggs 20c. Butter 25c. 16 oz. to lb.
A Wall Map of Oklahoma fre* with a $1.50 order cash or trade
Day Phone 69.
7:00 *. m. to 6 00 p. m
Night Phone 492.
6:00 p m. lo 7:00 a m
Funeral Director and Embalmer
With J. A. Renfrew & Co
South Side Square.
2 doors west of Stipp's
P. F. Herod, M. D.
Res. Phone 239.
J. A. Bowling, M. D.
Ras. Phona 103.
A. J. Sand*, M.JD.
Ras. Phona 219.
---OFFICE PHONE 115.
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