The Moore Messenger. (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 11, 1909 Page: 4 of 12
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Tti« irtory opens with tin1 nlilpwrcrk of
the dtramrr tin whic h Mis* QmyltVB
Leslli', an American holri' , I > >rd Wln-
tlirop. an KnictlHhinan, himI Tom nluke,
* hrusquo Amrrii-an. were pasmmKerii.
The thrw wera tuiwil upon an uninhab-
ited iKland and wer« Ihti only one* not
drowned. Blake recovered from a drunk-
•n stupor. Itlake. shunned on the ImjiiI,
because of his roiiKhneN*, became a hero
an preserver of the helpless pair. The
KnKllslmmn was sulnR for the hand of
Miss Leslie. Hlake started to swim hack
to the ship to recover what was left.
Itlake returned safely. Wlnlhropc wasted
his last match on a elfarette, for which
hi! was (cored by Itlake. Their tlrsl meal
was a dead tlsh. The trio started a ten
Hilli* hike for hlrtltr land. Thirst at-
tacked them Hlake was compelled to
carry Miss Leslie on account of weari-
ness. lie launlcd Wlnthropo. They <-n-
tered the JuiiKle. That ulKht was passed
rooatlnx high In a tree. The next morn-
InK they descended to the open strain.
* ^instructed hais to shield them-
aalvea from the sun. They then feasted
on coeoanuts, the only procurable focal.
Miss Ijcslle showed a Ilklnu for Hlake,
fait detested his roughness. 1^-d by lllak''
they established a home In some clllTs.
Hlaks found a fresh water sprlntr Miss
Lesll# faced an unpleasaut situation.
They planned their campaign. Hlake re-
covered his surveyor's rnuirnlfyliiK K'lass.
thus InaurlnK IIr.-, lie started a junnle
fire, kllllnK a large leonard and smoth-
ering several cubs. In the leopard's cav-
ern they built a small home. They gained
the cliffs by hurnltiK the bottom of a
tree until It fell iiKulust the helithts. Tin-
trio secured enpi from the elirrs.
Miss IjcsIIo'k white skirt wiul decided
upon as a signal. Miss Lealle made a
dress from the leopard skin. Hlake'* ef-
forts to kill antelopes failed. Overhear-
ing a conversation lietwccn Hlake anil
Wl nthrilne Miss IjMUi- became frllcllt-
ened. wlnthropo became 111 with fever.
Hlake waH poisoned by a fish. Jackals
attacked the camp that night, hut were
driven off by Genevieve. Hlake returned,
after nearly dying- Hlake constructed an
animal trap. It killed a hyena. On a tour
the trio discovered honey and oysters.
Miss Leslie was attacked by a poisonous
snake, Itlake killed It and saved Km poi-
son to kill game.
When be came to the ant-hill, he
found companions and honey alike
Kone. He went on to the eocoanutH.
There he came upon VVinthrope
etretehed Hat beside the skin of hon-
ey. MIbs Leslie was seated a little
■way beyond, nervously bending a
palm leaf Into shape for a hat.
"I say, Hlake," drawled VVinthrope,
"you've been a deuced long time in
coming. It was no end of a task to
lug the honey—"
Blake brushed past without reply-
ing, and went on until he stood before
the girl. As she glanced up at him.
he held out (he crimson blossom.
"Thought you might like posies," he
eald, in a hesitating voice.
Instead of taking the flower, she
drew back with a gesture of repul-
"Oh, take it away!" she exclaimed.
Wake flung the rejected gift on the
ground, and crushed it beneath his
"Catch me making a fool of myself
again!" he growled.
"I—I did not mean it that way—
really I didn't, Mr. Itlake. It was the
thought of that awful snake."
Hut Hlake, cut to the quick, bad
turned away far too angry to heed
what she said. He stopped short be-
side the Englishman; but only to sling
the skin of honey upon Ills back. The
load was by no means a light, one,
even for his strength. Yet he caught
up the heavy pot as well, and made
off across the plain at a pace which
the others could not hope to equal.
As VVinthrope rose and came for-
ward to join Miss Leslie, he looked
about closely for the bruised flower.
It was nowhere In sight.
"Er—beg pardon, Miss Genevieve,
but did not Illake drop the bloom—
er—blossom Bomewhere about here?"
"Perhaps he did," replied Miss Les-
lie. She spoke with studied indiffer-
"1—ah—saw the fellow exhibit his
"You know, ! think it high time the
bounder Is taken down a peg."
"Ah, indeed! Then why do you not
"Miss Genevieve! you know that at
present 1 am physically so much his
"How about mentally?"
Though the girl's eyes were veiled
by their lashes, she saw VVinthrope
fast alter Illake a look that seemed
to her almost fiercely vindictive.
"Well?" she said, smiling, but watch-
ing him closely.
"AS, indeed. However, this is now
quite another matter. Has it not oc-
curred to you, my dear, that this entire
experience of ours since that beastly
storm is rather—er—compromising?"
"You—you dare say such a thing!
I'll go this instant and tell Mr. Blake!
"Begging your pardon, madam—but
are you prepared to marry that bar-
barous ciodho) per?"
"Marry? What do you mean, sir?"
"Precisely that. It is a question oi
marriage, if you'll pardon me. And.
you see, I flatter myself, that when it
comes to the point, it will not be
Blake, but myself—"
"Ah, indeed! And if I should pre-
fer neither of you?"
"Beoging your pardon—1 fancy you
will honor me with your hand, my
dear. For one thing, you admit thai
I arn a gentleman.''
"Ouo moment, pli ase! I am trying
to Intimate to you, as delicately as pos
gible, how—er—embarrassing y.u
nould find it to have these Utt.lt c-
Better Than Flower. •> Orwe
Do not keep the alabaster box of
your love and tenderness sealed up
until your friends are dead. Fill v. et?
lives with sweetness. Speak approv-
ing cheering words while their ear
can' hear them, and while their BewrU
can be thrilled and m1"1" * PPler-
(Diner with bill of fat")—"Suffering The kind things you n"fl" '
•> I when they are gone. before tliey
Doctor." said the parisnloner
'don't you consider "lc re one anoth-
er' as binding as any other part of
the moral law?" "Of oourw; I do," a
sered the Rev. Dr. Fourthly. "It's
the first amendment to the ten com
You Sr.am Cent!"
currences—above all, to-day's—noised
abroad to the vulgar crowd, or even
among your friends—"
"What do you mean? What do you
want?" cried the girl, staring at him
with a deepening fear in her bewil-
"Believe me, my denr, it grieves me
to so perturb you; but—er—love must
have Its way, you know."
"You forget. There Is Mr. Blake."
"Ah, to be sure! But really now,
you would not ask, or even permit him
to murder me; and one Is not legally
bound, you know, to observe prom-
ises—a pledge of silence, for example
—when extorted under duress, under
violence, you know."
Miss Leslie looked the Englishman
up and down, her brown eyes spar-
kling with quick-returning anger. He
met her scorn with a smile of smug
"Cad!" she cried, and turning her
back upon him, she set out ncross the
plain after Blake.
The Eavesdropper Caught.
VEN had it not been for her
' doubts of Blake, the girl's
.Ba y modesty would have caused
her to think twice before repeating to
him the Englishman's insulting pro
posal. While she yet hesitated and
delayed, Winthrope came down with
a second attack of fever. Blake, who
until then bad held himself sullenly
apart from him as well as from Miss
Leslie, at once softened to a gentler,
or, at least, to a more considerate
mood. Though Ills speech and hearing
continued morose, he took upon him-
self all the duties of night nurse, be-
sides working and foraging several
hours each day.
Much to Miss Leslie's surprise, she
found herself tending the invalid
through the daytime almost as though
j nothing had happened. But everything
about this wild and perilous life was
so strange and unnatural to her that
she found herself accepting the most
unconventional relations as a regular
consequence of the situation. She
was feverishly eager for anything that
might occupy her mind; for she felt
that to brood over the future might
mean madness. The mere thought of 1 ceive Blake's orders with a smile and
the possibilities was far too terrifying) a drawling "Ya-as, to be sure!"—-and
to be calmly dwelt upon Though j then absolutely ignore the matter,
slight, there had been some little com- Only in two ways did me invalid ex-
fort in the belief that she could rely hliiit any signs of energy. He could
on VVinthrope. But now she was left! and did cat with a heartiness little short
alone with her doubt and dread. Even 0f that shown by Hlake, and he would
if she hail nothing to fear from Blake, insist upon seeking opportunities to
there were all the savage dangers o! pre. s his attentions upon Miss Leslie,
the coast, and behind those, far worse. I He was careful to avoid all olTcnsiv
could see large forms moving away
from him; then came the flood of crim-
son light, and he made out that the
figures were a drove of huge eland.
His eyes flashed with eagerness. It
was a long shot; but he knew that no
more was required than to pierce the
skin on any part of his quarry's body
He put his fingers between his teeth
and sent out a piercing whistle. It
was a trick he had tried more than
once on deer and pronghorn antelope
As he expected, the eland halted and
swung half around. Their ox-like sides
presented a mark hard to miss.
He rose and shot as they were
wheeling to fly. Before he could fit his
second arrow to the string the whole
herd were running off at a lumbering
gallop. He lowered his bow and walked
after the animals, smiling with grim
anticipation. He had seen his arrow
strike against, the side of the young
bull at which he had aimed.
So great was the abundance of meat
that Blake worked all the remainder
of the day and all night stringing the
flesh on the curing racks, and Miss
Leslie tried out pot after pot of fat
and tallow, until every spare vessel
was filled and she had to resort to a
hollow In the rock beside the spring.
Illake promised to make more pots
as soon as he could fetch the clay, but
he had first to dress the eland hide
and prepare a new stock of thread and
cord from parts of the animal which
he was careful not to let her see.
Whatever their concern for the fu-
ture—and even Blake's was keen and
bitter—the party, as a party, for the
time being might have been considered
extremely fortunate. They had a shel-
ter secure alike from the weather
and from wild beasts; an abundance
of nutritious food, and, as material for
clothing, the bushbuck, hyena and
eland hides. To obtain more skins and
more meat Blake now knew would be
a simple matter so long as he had
enough poison left in the cigarette
case to moisten the tips of his ar-
Even Winthrope's relapse proved far
less serious than might reasonably
have been expected. The fever soon
left him and within a few days he re
gained strength enough to care for
himself. Here, however, much to
Blake's perplexity and concern, his
progress seemed to stop, and all
Blake's urging could do no more than
cause him to move languidly from one
shady spot to another. He would re
barricade, she went to meet Blake,
who had been up on the elllf for eggs.
"Hello!" he sang out, as he swung
down the tree, one hand gripping the
clay pot in which he had gathered the
eggs. "What you dotug out in the
sun? Get Into the shade."
She stepped into the shade and
waited until be had climbed down the
pile of stones which he had built for
steps at the foot of the tree.
"Mr. Blake." she began, "could not
I do this work—gather the eggs?"
"You could, If I'd let you. Miss
Jenny. But it strikes me you've got
quite enough to do. Tell you the
truth, I'd like to make Win take It in
hand again. But all my cusBlng won't
budge him an inch, and, you know,
when It comes to the rub, I couldn't
wallop • u fellow who can hardly
"Is he really so weak?" she mur-
"Well, you know how— Say, you
don't mean that you think he's sham-
"I did not say that I thought so, Mr.
Blake. I do not care to talk about
him. What I wish Is that you will let
me attend to this work."
"Couldn't think of it, Miss Jenny!
You're already doing your share."
"Mr. Blake—if you must know—I
wish to have a place where 1 can go
and be apart—alone."
Blake scowled. "Alono with that
dude! He'd soon find enough strength
to climb up with you on the cliff."
"I—ah—Mr. Blake, would he be apt
to follow me, If I told you distinctly I
should rather be alone?"
"Would he? Well, I should rather
guess not!" cried Blake, making no
attempt to conceal his delight. "I'll
give him a hint that'll make his hair
curl. From now on, nobody climbs
up this tree but you, without first ask
ing your permission."
"Thank you, Mr. Blake! You are
"Kind to let. you do more work! But
say, I'll help out all I can on the other
work. You know. Miss Jenny—a
rough fellow like me don't know how
to say it, but he can think it just the
same—I'd do anything in the world
As he spoke, he held out his rough,
powerful hand. She shrank back a
little and caught her breath In sud-
den fright. But when she mot his
steady gaze, her fear left her as quick-
ly as it had come. She impulsively
thrust out her hand and he seized it in
a grip that brought the tears to her
"Miss Jenny! Miss Jenny!" he mur-
mured, utterly unconscious that he
was hurting her, "you know now that
I'm your friend. Miss Jenny!"
"Yes, Mr. Blake," she nnswered,
blushing and drawing her hand free. "1
believe you are a friend—I believe 1
can trust you."
"You can, by—Jiminy! But say,"
he continued, blundering with dense
stupidity, "do you really mean that?
Can you forgive me for being so con-
founded meddlesome the other day
after the snake—"
Ho stopped short, for upon the in-
stant she was facing him. as on that
eventful day, scarlet with shame and
"How dare you speak of It?" she
cried. "You're^—you're not a gentle-
Before he could reply she turned and
left him, walking rapidly and with her
head held high. Blake stared after
her in bewilderment.
"Well, what in—what in thunder
have I done now?" he exclaimed. "La-
cats! just look at the prices will you
I aay waiter, have you no consciences
here?" Walter—"8orry, sir. We\
been out of that for some time."—Bos-
If your eyes are weak and are eas-
ily tired when reading and sewing, it
probably means that your general
health is below par. A nourishing
diet and plenty of sleep, combined
with exercise in the open air, are
Hope is what a woman uses tor
sense when she picks a husband
THE ENID STOCK SHOW
The pure-bred Stock
and Poultry Show which
will take place at Enid
important. When you must work rest j £)0Cember 11 to 18, Will
without question, be
the largest pure-bred
Stock and Poultry Show
ever held in America.
It is certainly show-
ing a remarkable pros-
perity for the new state
your eyes occasionally for a few mln-
nutes at a time, and always work In
a good light—in daylight if possible.
The Wickedest People
I think the wickedest people on
earth are those who use a force of
genius to make themselves selflsh in
the noblest things; keeping t'aem-
gf Ives aloof from the vulgar, the igno-
rn.it, and the unknown; rlsng higher
a«d higher in taste, till they si , ice |of Oklahoma to OUt- dO
upon ice, on the mountain top of ! n older states iq
eternal congelation.—Henry Ward
Beecher. holding a pure-bred
Stock Show.The two lar-
gest Annual stock Shows
held in America have
always been the Ameri-
can Royal at Kansas
City and the Internat-
ional at Chicago. There
is more Shorthorn Cat-
tle entered at Enid for
the December show than
was ever entered at
either Kansas City or
OLD MAID'S MUSINGS.
The way of the can't-guess-her is
An air castle is so fragile a thing it
is little wonder that it is apt to bo
shattered when a real man gets into it.
It Is not always the one who gets
most In a bargain who is to be envied.
Many a man who In return tor a com-
fortable affection has had a woman's
whole heart and soul given to him,
hasn't known In the least what to do
with them.—Margaret H. Wentworth,
Origin of "Yonkers."
Patroon Van de Donck, In the years |
after 1642, lived such a serene and Chicago. There is more
robust life on his Hudson river estate £ HOTSBS entered
that the Dutch villagers called his
manor farm, "De jonkheer's landt"— at Enid than Was On 6X—
the gentleman's land; later com ftibit ion at theMiSSOU-
pressed by the frugal English Into
— Texas State Fairs com-
Tliey who understand their own I t
souls and <ry to explain their working! binad With the Kansas
to others, should be s<t to work in the j city American Royal
Stock Show thrown in.
Yawn factory.—New York Telegram.
A philosopher Is a man who sells
other men sermons; he's too sensible
to waste his own breath preaching
Have me from friendship kindled by
Worldliuess is not freedom, bui
The unnecessary kindnesses are tfie
things that make life sweet.
Whatever people say about you,
you've at some time said about them.
Arne't some of us using the term
"broad-mindedness" as a cloak for
HoVv easy it is to like people who
like us! The test comes when we
can sincerely like those who dislike
There is no such thing as being
"particularly fortunate." We all have
the same opportunities, only some of
us never "wake up" to the fact!
A little before dawn he dipped two
of his new arrow-heads In the stick: i
contents of the cigarette case, fitte 11
them i arefully to their shafts and stol
away dowu the cleft. Dawn found him
crouched low in the grass whore the
overflow from the pool ran out Into
the plain along its little channel. He
remarks; yet the verle t commonplace
from Ills Hps was now an offense to
ilii' uiri. Whil® he needed her as
nurse she hr.d endured his talk as part
of h« r duty. But now she felt that shi
rou.d no longer do so. Taking ad
vantage of a lime when the English-
man was, as she supposed, enjoying
i noonday siesta down towards th<
Nice light bread and flaky biscuits
can he made from
Insist on this brand and you
are pure to have the best
YOl'It OROC'KII HKIXfl IT
dies are certainly mighty funny! To cenl (hem if thev had not touched a
go off at a touch—and just when I j responsive chord in us^
thought we were going to be chums!
But. then, of course, I've the whole
thing to learn about nice girls—like
"I—ah—must certainly agree with
you there, Blake," drawled Winthrope,
from beside the nearest bush.
Blake turned upon him with savage
fury: "You dirty sneak!—you gentle-
man! You've been eavesdropping!"
The Englishman's yellow face paled
to a sallow mottled gray. He had
seen the same look in Blake's eyes
twice before, and this time Blake was
far more angry.
"You sneak!—you sham gent!" re-
peated the American, his voice sink
Winthrope dropped in an abject
heap, as though Blake had struck him
with his club.
"No, no!" he protested, shrilly. "I
am a real—I am—I'm a not—"
"That's it—you're a not! That's
true!" broke in Blake, with sudden
grim humor. "You're a nothing. A
fellow can't even wipe his shoes on
The change to sarcasm came as an
immense relief to Winthrope.
"Ah, I say now, Blake," he drawled,
pulling together his assurance the in
stant the dangerous li'-rht left Blake's
eyes, "I say, now. do you think it fair
to pick on a man who is so much your
—er—who is ill and weak?"
(TO B •: CONTINUED.)
Every department of
the Enid Show is fill-
ed with the champion
animals of America. The
champion Morses and
cattle on exhibition
this week at the Chica-
go International will
all attend the Enid
show coming by a spec-
ial train chartered
for this purpose. Many
of the most prominent
breeders of Indiana,
Ohio, Iowa,Illinois and
other prominent live
, , . , „tock states will ex-
What have you to find fault with In _ .
any of your brothers? Do you know 3"t Lnid, About
that you are criticising a "fellow j qqq heac} 0f registered
man," whose source of being is the
sime as yours?
Time and eternity are not synony-
be divided, counted and reckoned, but
"eternity" lis the master's, and we
know but little about It!
When we 'eli a friend somebody
else's faults, we have observed them
In the "somebody else," because we
possess them too. How could we dis-
horses, cattle and hogs
will be sold at public
auction; this includes
all breeds of register-
The State poultry
show is held in connec-
tion with the Live Stock
— Show, and more than
OKLAHOMA DIRECTORY five thousand birds
. —: j will be on exhibition.
The Enid Stock Show and
Sale is the very be3t
kind of a school for
farmers to attend. It
gives them a chance to
see the best live stock
. , . in America and learn
8r.il VELIE VEHICLES ask your dealer
IUGHN DEERE PLOW CO., OKLAHOMA CITY for themselves the
^rKi.a.'TTs.ie Classes of stock that
JS5SiJ,3rirrf"M' | are most profitable to
r ph.inn I
All progressive farm.
FOR REAL ESTATE I ers should make their
®iTAddltlor,iBOkl,hom,1 plans to attend this
1 H. A. SEVERIN
Camprkt l Btm.mHu, Oklauojia City, Okla. i show.
rite, rail o
Southwestern Manufacturing Co.
Uneie William—Yes, Willie, I have
had my nose to the prindsione all my
Willie—Is that what made it so red
HOLIOAY RATES now on. This notice, clipped and presented on or beforo
December 28, 1909, will be accepted as $14.00 part payment on combined schol-
arship, or $9 00 on single scholarship, at the Old Reliable
T. M. FLANARK, Mgr.
Pnone 392. Corner of Grand and Harvey Street. Fifth Floor Bait. Building,
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