Cleveland County Leader (Lexington, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 21, 1899 Page: 3 of 8
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The rambling, old-fashioned hostelry
of the "Royal George" had stood upon
the green hillside overlooking the now
fashionable watering-place of Saltcliffe
from the time when that picturesque
and prosperous town consisted of little
more than a few fishermen's huts and
small lodging houses. But, though ho-
tels and boarding houses—magnificent
structures which gave quite an appear-
ance of superiority to the small town
—had sprung up on all sides, the little
hostelry itself still held its own. In-
deed the "Hoyal George," though quite
as retired, was still as preposterous as
it had been forty years before, when
the huge board upon which the mon-
arch after whom it was named was dis-
played, looking as gorgeous and king-
like as his crown and unlimited quan-
tity of somewhat stiff-looking ermine
could make him, hung out over the
narrow little doorway, with the name
of the worthy proprietor, "Andrew Gll-
librand," set out in gilded letters be-
low. And, as one stood in the lovely
quaint old garden and gazed around at
the stretches of down and the heather-
grown cliffs beyond, one could hardly
believe the changes which had been
effected scarcely a mile away.
It was late one evening toward the
end of July when a stranger who had
just arrived sauntered leisurely into
the large dining room of the "Royal
George" and gave orders for dinner to
be prepared for him immediately.
He was a tall, dark, striking-looking
man, with a soldierly bearing and de-
cidedly distinguished air; and, as he
crossed over toward the bay-window
and sat down at a small table the
waiters paused involuntarily with
their white table napkins slung over
their arms and trays of jingling glass
held up high above their heads, while
Josiah Williamson, tinder whose
charge that particular table happened
to be placed, mentally decided that lys
was in for a little luck at last.
"What will you have, sir?" he be-
gan, with an air of expectation—
same force as naturally did the inte-
This evening the garden had a very
serene, unruffled air. The tennis courts
were deserted, the chairs under the
trees unoccupied, and, excepting for
the gentle lapping of the waves upon
the shingly beach, scarcely a sound
disturbed the dreamy stillness of the
"It is an idyllic place, I suppose,"
mused the stranger, "but it would
drive me mad if I thought I had to
stay here a moment longer than
twenty-four hours. There does not
seem to be a soul about."
His closing sentence was spoken
half aloud; and, just as the words left
his lips, as though to disprove the
truth of them, a handsome black
French poodle came trotting into the
middle of the room with an air of
unruffled composure decidedly at vari-
ance with the aspect of his mistress,
who a moment later suddenly ap-
peared in the open doorway with a
rather bewildered expression upon her
"You bad dog, Sambo! I was just
wondering if you could have found
your way here. Could you give him a
But here her care of Master Sambo
was unceremoniously cut short, as,
raising her head, she suddenly encoun-
tered the gaze of a pair of amused
gray eyes, and for the first time be-
came aware of the presence of a
stranger in the room.
As for the owner of the gray eyes,
he carefully surveyed the figure in the
doorway for the space of about three
seconds longer, and then, looking
away, tried to become absorbed in the
merits of Mr. Andrew Gillibrand's wine
But, after studying it intently for
five minutes, he tossed the card aside
and steadily regarded the doorway
through which the fantastically clipped
poodle and its mistress had just dis-
"By the bye, who is she?"
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THERE WAS A MOST BEWITCHING SMILE UPON' HER LIPS WHEN
SHE REPLIED TO SOME REMARK OF HER COMPANION.
"coupe a la Reine, Bouillabaisse or
"Bring me anything you have ready,"
said the stranger, brusquely. "Yet to
think," he murmured to hithself ae he
took up the wine card and lazily stud-
ied the long list—'"to think that the
last time I was here, twenty years
ago, Andrew Gillibrand was brewing
his own ale! It was certainly a prim-
itive bill of fare that he had to offer
his customers then—only hum and egg-s
or bread and cheese and a pint of his
'prime October; today he has all the
delicacies of the season. How things
change, to be sure!"
Then he turned and looked out of
the open window. There, however,
the change was not so remarkable.
The "Royal George" had always pos-
tessed a lovely girden; and, if the
grasii was shorn a little closer, If rho
paths had a neater appearancevand the
[lowers were more recherche, prim
rows of calceolarias, geraniums and
stately dahlias taking the place of the
quaint old clumps of sweet-williams,
marigolds and pinks, the change was
not bo Great as to strike him with tho
There was something strangely in-
] conceivable in the question, and the
waiter, who had made his appearance
with the first course, paused to stare
"She, sir?" he repeated. "I beg your
pardon, what she?"
"Oh, the young lady with the dog!
; Surely you know whom I mean!"
"The young lady with the dog? Ah—
| that is Miss Evelyn! Oh, yes, sir—of
! course I know Miss Luttrell"—here a
placid mile expanded the waiter's face
—"and a very nice young lady she Is."
"She is staying here, I suppose?"
There was commqndable indifference
In the speaker's tones.
"Yes. sir—with her aunt, Lady How-
, ard. They have been here more than
a fortnight now; as they generally do
remain for a month when they come,
l don't suppose they will be going till
the end of that time. Her ladyship id
Miss Luttrell's guardian."
"Ah—she is an orphan, then?"
"Yes, sir. 'Squire Luttrell died Just
about two years ago. You rill no
doubt have heard tell of him."
"IjUttrell of Luttrell, do you mean?
Ob, yes—of course I have! He was one
of the largest land-ownera in Blank-
shire. Who has inherited tho prop-
erty? Had he a son?"
"No; Evelyn is the only child, and
has come in for everything, I believe.
They say she will have something like
ten or twelve thousand a year."
"Really!"—and the speaker turned
to the contemplation of the Julienne
soup, considerably astonished at dis-
covering in the curly headed mistress
of the black poodle Miss Luttrell of
the far-famed Luttretii court and
owner of one of the finest estates in
He had almost finished his dinner
and was quietly contemplating a
peaceful stroll round the ground with
one of his best Havanas, when a sharp
bark made him look up just in time to
behold the black poodle once more,
dashing across the lawn in hot pursuit
of a butterfly.
In and instant he was all interest.
If the dog were there, his mistress
would not be far away; and even as
the thought passed through his mind
the same laughing tones which had
been ringing in his ears for the past
half-hour were borne distinctly toward
him. Bending forward, he saw th-e
girl herself, a slight, graceful figure,
leaning back in one of the low bamboo
chairs which stood so invitingly be-
neath the shade of the trees.
She was not alone, however. In
close attendance this time was a man
in evening dress, who had seated him-
self by her side on a straight iron-
backed form, which he had evidently
chosen in preference to a more lux-
urious seat half a yard farther away.
Yes; at a second glance he came to
the conclusion that Miss Luttrell wai
even prettier than he had imagined her
to be at first. There was nothirg stat-
uesque about her beauty, nothing ab-
solutely perfect in her features; but
the face before him was one which,
once seen, could never be forgotten.
There was a most bewitching smile
upon her lips now as she laughingly
replied to some remark of her com-
panion, who was leaning forwrard
swinging his stick backward and for-
ward and trying to knock oft the heads
of some daisies; but his head was
turned toward the girl beside him, at
whom he was gazing in rapt atten-
"Who is the fellow," murmured the
stranger, as he put up his eye-glass
and surveyed the individual in ques-
tion with an air of curiosity not un-
mingled with envy. "Her brother?
Fiddlesticks! More likely her father!"
with a shrug of his shoulders, though
an unmistakable cloud gathered upon
his face as he noted the unp'aternal
manner in which he had laid his hand
on the back of her chair and was list-
ening to her words. "I can always
come within a year or two of any-
body's age, and that fellow is either 44
or 45 if he is a day!"
The man to whom the stranger at
the window set down so decidedy to
play the unromantic part of parent
had the word "Bachelor" written upon
every line of his countenance. At the
same time he was a noticeable-looking
personage, gentlemanly in appearance
rather than handsome, with a clean-
shaven face, clearly cut features and
dark, almost fascinatingly determined
eyes set deep beneath overhanging
brows which gave character to an
otherwise unremarkable face.
For the past few minutes, however,
the spreading branches of the trees
had thrown everything into shade. But
the sun was setting in a crimson glory,
and one golden shaft strayed beneath
the dark, heavy foliage, where it lin-
gered for a few seconds to bring out
the lovely blending of tints in the girl's
nut-brown hair and to light up every
feature of the man by her side.
"The deuce!" broke involuntarily
from the stranger's lips.
"Yes, sir—beg your pardon, sir!
Cheddar cheese or Stilton?" The waiter
was engaged brushing crumbs from the
next table, but in an instant he was
at his post.
"Neither!" was the brusque reply.
"But"—with a detaining gesture—
"have you such a thing as a visitors'
list? If you have, let me see it."
"Certainly, sir. I will bring it at
And the waiter smiled to himself as
he followed the direction of the
stranger's eyes and then turned away.
It was astonishing what an amount of
Interest he could raise by tho mere
mention 'of Miss Luttrell and her ten
or twelve thousand a year!
(To be continued.)
Not In IIIn Line.
Teacher—"If I had four herring and
gave half a herring to each of threo
boys, how many herring would I have
left?" The scholar is silent. Teacher
—"I am surprised that you can't an-
swer. I should have two herrings and
a half left." Scholar—"I could have
told you, teacher, if yon had asked tne
about applei. You see, I don't eut her-
Joining a church does not mean more
than being a Christian.
ED BY BOSTON.
Given a Sword, Then a Watch on a
NO ONE EVER SAW ITS EQUAL
Boston, Oct. IT.—The residents of
Boston and vicinity, augmented by
thousands of visitors from other sec-
tions of the commonwealth and from
adjacent states, did honor to Admiral
Dewey. The hearty greeting1 with
which Admiral Dewey was received
when he arrived was completely over-
shadowed as he rode through the city
in the front ranks of the brilliant naval
and military pageant. Some of the
New England states sent their gover-
nors and some a number of their other
prominent men. From all parts came
Just as tlie party were about to take
carriages for Boston cOinmon members
of the Boston Traveler staff appeared
and presented the admiral with a
beautiful sword, the cost of which was
met by dime contribut ions from the peo-
ple of Boston.
□By the stand at the city hall :.'S0
trained singers from the llandel and
Ilaydn society were seated. As the ad-
miral and his party appeared upon the
stand, the society sang "See the.Con-
quering Hero Comes," to which the ad-
miral listened chepeau in hand and at
the close of which lie stepped forward
and acknowledged the reception witli
The mayor then delivered the address
to the distinguished guest, who remain-
ed seated, at the mayor's request.
Mayor (Juincy said in part: "Our
people love you as an example of great
devotion to high duty. In our national
perplexities arising out of the strange
and trying situations which confront us
in the Philippines we tu-rn to you who
knew the conditions so well, for coun-
sel, for guidance, for still further ser-
"The city government of Boston now
desires to present to you, Admiral
Dewey, a gift which you may take
away as a slight token of our gratitude
for your services to the country, of the
special pride which we feel in you as a
son of New England and as a memento
of this memorable visit. The sugges-
tion of a watch as a suitable present
came from one of your former ship-
mates. We offer to you upon a silver
tray, which will hand.down to your de-
scendants, in a more enduring form
than parchment, the inscription en-
graved upon it formally extending to
you the freedom of the city of Boston.
May the time which this watch shall
mark deal gently with you, and may
you be long spared to serve your coun-
try in whatever station she may need
Admiral Dewey appeared greatly
moved at the mayor's remarks, lie
"Mr. Mayor: I wish to thank you for
your kind and complimentary remarks.
I wish also to thank, through you, the
citizcns of this city, for this present,
for its freedom, and for this great ova-
tion; the like of which no living man
has ever seen, I think. The o/ation
which was given me here. I believe, has
never been equalled within the lifetime
of any of us—at all events, I never saw
the equal of it. I thank you very much
Troops from •Jiimulrii.
Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 14.—The
colonial government lias received a
cablegram from the British office de-
clining with thanks the offer of the ser-
vicesof the Jamaica volunteers in South
Africa, but ordering the regular Jamai-
ca army reserves to report immediately
ind to join the colors today.
(icn. Htuiftcr Out of ICi-gular Army.
Washington, Oct. IS.—The following
order has just been signed and forward-
ed to General Shatter.
By direction of the president, Major
General William R. Sliafter, United
States volunteers (brigadier general,
United States army), is retired from
active service October Hi. ls'.i'.i, as briga-
dier general of thi' United States army
only, under the provisions of the act of
congress, Approved June All. iss:.\ He
will remain in command of the depart-
ments of California and of the Colum-
bia, under his commission, major gen-
eral, United States volunteers, until
'urther orders. ELIHU ROOT.
> Secretary of War.
Kiiitc lluunl of DiJoriitlou Waiting.
Topeka, (Jet. 10.—Chancellor Snow,
of the state university, bus pme to San
Franc iseo with the hope of recovering
the body of bin son. William A. Snow,
who was drowned in the hay there last
Tuesday ni^ht. On aeeouut of the ab-
sence of the chancellor the state board
of education has post poned its proposed
inspection tour of the Kansas colleges.
It was intended to start out to-morrow.
FRUIT AND FLOWERS.
Incidents of tlio lloine Coming; of Ibt
Sen Francisco, Oct. 14.—The last
mail the Kansas troops received before
arriving here left home about July 1.
As a result the accumulation of mail
in San Francisco for the regiment was
enormous. A boat load of it went
abroad the Tartar. The soldiers were
in ignorance of affairs at home, and
the mail was a welcome visitor.
The citizens committee sent aboard
a hundred cases of fpuit, which the sol-
diers made short work of. The ladies
of the Kansas delegation pinned a
large sunflower badge on the breast ol
The regimental colors, little the
worse for wear, in spite of the arduous
j campaign through which they passed,
i called forth a tremendous burst of ap-
i plause whenever they were sighted.
While the soldiers waited for the or-
I tier to march the ladies of the citizens'
J committee went among them and
| placed a large bouquet in the muzzle of
every rifle. General Funston reported
by wire to the War department for or-
ders and said he should keep his mind
free from all care till he hears from
The soldiers are delighted with the
arrangement for their transportation
heme and the reception at Topeka.
They crowded around tho correspond-
ent when they heard about it and ask-
ed for details.
Columbia! Tally Two.
New York, (let. IS.—The yacht rae
yesterday, in the disabling the Sham-
rock, was speeded by the Columbia
A dispatch from the Western Union
l.oat, at 11:30, says:
It is understood Columbia is sailing
over the course under the agreement
entered into between the owners of the
two competing yachts, that should
either boat be disabled, the other is to
sail over the course alone.
If this is authentic and yesterday's
race is declared won by the Columbia,
the Shamrock must now win three
races in succession to gain the victory
and carry home the America's cup, as
tho Columbia would have only one
more to make the required three win-
I'uropc Watching England.
London, Oct. IS.—All Europe is
watching Great Britain at this critical
moment in her military affairs. For-
eign statesmen and military experts
regard the result of the war with the
Boers as a foregone conclusion. What
they scan with such anxious interest Is
England's tremendous preparations for
the contest. By the result of tlieua
efforts will her strength be guaged.
In assembling an army twice as large
as that which she sent to the Crimea
and considerably greater than Well-
ington's force at Waterloo, England is
offering an illustration, for the first
time in many decades of her ability t«
fight on land.
Om* Little Note for ('care.
Cape Town. Oct. 13.—The correspond
ent at Sand Spruit of the South African
News telegraphs as follows: "Owing
to intelligence received during the day
war appears to be more remote." N«
precise information is obtainable here,
but there is good reason to believe tha(
the correspondent's statement is con
Ilyni'iili ry in .fnpun.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 18.—A terribl#
epidemic of dysentery is sweeping ovei
Japan with fatal results. Official stati
istics show that out of 50.000 persons
attacked, nearly la,000 have died. The
authorities estimate that 100,000 case|
will be recorded by the end of October,
lllllnion'M Trunk Never Opened.
Leavenworth, Oct. is.—The llilimon
ease was called for trial upon the open-
ing of the United States circuit court.
George F. Sharritt, clerk of the Uni-
ted States circuit court, brought intq
court about a wagon load of records to
be used in the llilimon insurance case.
Among the traps is the old trunk, tho
property of John llilimon, which i.,
supposed to contain his personal ef-
^ fects. The trunk was sealed at the
i coroner's Inquest twenty years ago and,
although it has been "filed" with thq
clerk of the federal court ever since thq
! famous case was started, it has never
been opened. Neither side seems anx-
ious to have it opened.
nroxt) Kiiomy Out of Porao.
Manila, (let. is.—Hell's regiment,
moving from a position northwest o(
i liacolor yesterday, drove the enemy out
One American was killed and on*
I The Filipinos lost a number of killed
' anil wounded.
j The Americans captured two bulluel|
I carts of ammunition.
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Lydick, J. D. Cleveland County Leader (Lexington, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 21, 1899, newspaper, October 21, 1899; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc108989/m1/3/: accessed November 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.