The Democrat-Topic. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, August 13, 1897 Page: 3 of 8
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INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION.
They passed from room to room, find-
ing each one gloomier than its prede-
cessor. The old man pointed out the
pictures and various relics which he
thought might be interesting, and
Caussidiere glanced about him with
eyes like a hawk. As they passed on-
ward his face became less radiant; a
frown of weariness and disappoint-
ment began to cloud his brow. At
length the whole of the castle had been
examined, and the two men began to
descend the quaint oaken stairs. Caus-
sidiere, lingering as if in no haste to
go, still talked pleasantly and glanced
impatiently about him.
Presently they passed the half open
door of a kind of boudoir. Caussidiere,
who had looked keenly in, paused sud-
"Surely," he said, "I know that, face!"
The old man w?nt forward and
pushed open the door, and the French-
man, following closely behind him, en-
tered the room and stood thoughtfully
regarding the object which had arrest-
ed his attention. It was a picture, a
good sized painting, which hung above
" 'Tis Marjorie Annan," explained the
old man, "foster daughter to the minis-
ter. 'Twas painted by Johnnie Suther-
land. The mistress bought it because
3he likes the lassie, and because it lias
a favor o' hersel'."
The Frenchman stared.
"Like Miss Hetherington?"
"Ay, like hersel'," returned the old
man. "You'd be no denying itself if
you saw the picture in that press. 'Tis
Miss Hetherington at seventeen or
eighteen years of age."
"I should like to see the picture."
"Aweel, aweel, you should see it; but
the press is locked and Mysie has the
"You could not get it, I suppose?"
"Ay, I could get it," returned Sandie,
still under the influence of the French-
man's gold. "Bide awhile and you
He shuffled off, leaving the French-
The moment he was gone Caussi-
diere's face and manner underwent a
complete change. He sprang from the
room, as it were, with cat-like fury,
aimed over papers, opened drawers,
ransacking everything completely. At
last he came upon a drawer which
would not open; it was in a writing
cabinet, the counterpart of one he had
at home; he pressed a hidden spring;
in a moment the drawer flew open, and
Caussidiere was rapidly going over the
papers which it contained.
Suddenly he started, drew forth a
paper, opened, and read it. A gleam of
light passed over his face. He folded
the paper, thrust it into the inner
pocket of his coat and closed the drap-
er. When the old man returned with
his key he found Caussidiere, with his
hands behind him, regarding the pic-
ture of Marjorie Annan.
HILE the persever-
ing Caussidiere was
inspecting the in-
terior of Annandale
Castle, Miss Heth-
erington was busily
about him at Dum-
To her own dis-
learned nothing to
the Frenchman's discredit, but, deter-
mined to break up all relations between
him and Marjorie, she visited the
manse the next day and secured Mr.
Lorraine's consent that Marjorie should
discontinue her French lessons for the
This done, she ordered the coach-
man to drive to Dumfries.
When they reached the town they
drove straight to Caussidiere's lodg-
ing, and with a very determined face
the lady of the Castle descended and
walked up the doorsteps.
She knocked sharply at the door,
which was immediately opened by a
"I'm seeking the gentleman that
lodges here—the French teacher," she
said, stepping without ceremony Into
Caussidiere, who was within, put his
head out of the door of his room, and
recognized his visitor at once with a
"Pray step this way, Miss Hethering-
ton," he cried. "I am delighted to see
She followed him into his little ?"it-
tlngroom, and stood leaning upon her
Staff and looking at him with her black
eyes, while he drew forward a chair
and begged her to be seated. She nodd-
ed grimly and glanced round the anart-
ment at the table littered with corre-
spondence, at the books scattered here
and there, at the roses and creepers
which peeped in at the open window.
Then she walked to the chair he had
prepared for her, and sitting down,
looked at him fixedly again. Not in the
least daunted, he stood smiling at her,
and waiting for her to explain her
At last she spoke in her native
"First and foremost, how muckle is
Marjorie Annan owing to ye for her
As she asked the question, Miss Heth-
erington drew out an old fashioned silk
purse and began examining its con-
tents. Finding that the Frenchman
did not reply, she looked up and repeat-
"How muckle is Marjorie Annan ow-
ing ye? Tell me that, if you please."
"Nothing, Miss Hetherington," he re-
"Naething? Then Marjorie has paid
ye already, maybe."
"Yes, she has paid me," returned
Naturally enough his manner had
changed, and his courteous smile had
given way to a cold expression of
hauteur, tempered with gentle indig-
"How muckle has she paid ye?" de-
manded the lady of the castle.
"She has paid me," answered the
Frenchman, "with her sympathy, with
her sweet society. I have not taken
money from her. I shall never take it.
My labor, Miss Hetherington, has been
a labor of love."
The lady's eyes flashed, and putting
up her purse, she uttered an Impatient
"Nae doubt," she cried. "But from
this day forward your labor's done. I
have come here to pay you your hire,
and to tell you with my ain mouth that
Marjorie Annan's French lessons are
ended, and that if she needs mair she'll
get them from another teacher."
Caussidiere flushed angrily, but still
preserved his composure.
"May I ask a question, Mis3 Hether-
"If you please."
"I should like to know what authority
yos hs\ve to act on behalf of my clear
pupil? I don't ask out of mere "uri-
osity; but you would oblige me by in-
forming me if the young lady herself
has requested you to come here on so
peculiar an errand?"
"7he young lady?—a bairn who kens
naething of the world."
"But, pardon me, had you her au-
thority to dismiss me, or that of her
"The bairn's a bairn, and the minis-
ter's. old and foolish. I've ta'en the
business into my own hands."
"Indeed!" exclaimed Cau sidicre, still
"Ay, indeed!" repeated the lady, with
growing irritation. "And I warn you,
once for a', to cease meddling with the
lassie. Ay, ye may smile! But you'll
smile, maybe, on the wrong side of
your face, my friend, if ye dinna tak'
the warning I bring ye, and cease mo-
lesting Marjorie Annan."
It was cle^r that Caussidiere was
amused. Instead of smiling now, he
laughed outright, still most politely, but
with a self satisfaction wnieh was very
ir.-itating to his opponent. Subduing his
amusement with an effiort, he quietly
tock a chair, and sat down opposite
"Weel," si'a cried, striking with lies
staff upon the floor, "what's your an-
swer to my message?"
"You must give me a little time, yon
have so taken me by surprise. In the
first place, why do you object to my
friendship for the young lady? My in-
terest in her is great; I respect and
admire her beyond measure. Why
we not be friends? Why can I not con-
tinue to be her teacher?"
"A bonny teacher! A braw friend!
Do you think I'm blind?"
"I think," said Caussidiere, with a
mocking bow, "that your eyes are very
wide open, Miss Hetherington. You
perceive quite clearly that I love Miss
The lady started angrily.
"What?" she cried.
"I love her, and hope some day, with
your permission, to make her my
Trembling from head to foot, Miss
Hetherington started to her feet.
"Your wife!" she echoed, as if thun-
"Why not?" asked Caussidiere, calm-
ly. "I am not rich, but I am a gentle-
man, and my connections are honor-
able, I assure you, Why, then, should
you distrust me so? If you will per-
mit ma, I tbink I can give you very
pond reckons for approving of my union
with Miss Annan."
"How daur ye think of it?" cried Miss
Hetherington. "Marry th.it bairn! I
forbid ye even to come near her, to
speak wi' her again."
Caussidiere shrugged his shoulders.
"Let us return,if you please, to where
we began. You have not yet informed
me by what right you attempt to Inter-
fere with the happiness of my dear pu-
"By what right?"
"Precisely. What may be the na-
ture of your relationship with the
As he spoko he fixed his eyes keenly
upon her, to her obvious embarrass-
ment. Her pale face grew paler th in
"1 am Marjorie Annan's friend," she
answered, after a pause.
"Of that I am aware. Miss Hethering-
ton. I am aware also that you have
been very kind to her; that you have
assisted her from childhood with large
sums out of your own pocket. May I
ask, without offense, have you done all
this out of pure philanthropy, because
you have such a charitable heart?"
He still watched her with the same
half sarcastic, penetrating look. Her
embarrassment increased, and she did
not reply; but her lips became dry, and
she moistened them nervously with the
tip of her tongue.
Suddenly his manner changed and he
rose smiling from his seat.
"You are fatigued," he said, politely.
"Let me offer you a glass of wine."
She declined his offer with an angry
gesture, and moved toward the door.
"I hae warned you," she said in a low
voice. "I hae warned you and forbid-
den you. If ye didn't heed my warn-
ing I'll maybe find seme other means
to bring you to your senses."
She would have left the house, but
quietly approaching the door, he set his
back against it and blocked the way.
"Pray do not go yet," he said. "Par-
don me, but you must not. You have
given me your message, my dear Miss.
Hetherington; now let me ask you to
"What's your will with me?"' she
"Will you sit and listen a little
"I'll stand where I am. Weel?"
' First let me thank you for the kind-
ness of your servant in sUp.wirrg me
over the beautiful castle wherS you live.
I am interested in all old houses, and
yours is charming."
She stared at him In blank amaze-
"The Castle? when were you there?"
"Just before I returned to Dumfries.
I regretted that you were not at home,
in order that I might ask your kind
permission; but in your absence I took
the liberty of making a reconnaissance.
I came away delighted with the place.
The home of your ancestors, 1 pre-
The words were innocent enough, but
the speaker's manner was far from as-
suring, and his eyes, keenly fixed on
hers, still preserved that penetrating
light—almost a threat.
"Dell tak' the man. Why do you
gloi/er at me like that? You entered
my house like a thief, then, when I was
"Ah, do not say that; it is ungener-
ous. I went merely aa an amateur to
see the ruins, and I found—what shall
I my?—so much more thau 1 expect-
He paused,while she stood trembling;
then he continued:
"The Castle is so picturesque,the ruin
so interesting, and the pictures—the
pictures are so romantic and so strange.
Ah, it is a privilege, indeed, to have
such a heritage and such an ancestry;
tc belong to a family so great, so full
of honor; to have a 'scutcheon without
one blot since the day when the first
founder wore it on his shield."
I. was clear that he wa3 paying with
her, laughing at her. As he proceeded,
his manner became almost aggressive
in its studied Insolence, its polite sar-
casm. Unable any longer to restrain
her anger, Miss Hetherington, with
out3tretched hand, moved toward 'he
"Stand awa', and let me pass."
He obeyed her in a moment, and with
a profound bow drew aside; but as she
passed him, and put her trembling hand
upon the door handle, he said in a low
voice close to her ear:
"It would be a pity, perhaps, after
all, to quarrel with one who knows so
She turned furiously, and fixed her
eyes upon him.
"What's that?" she cried.
"Who knows so much, let us lay,
about the morals of your bonny Scot-
land as compared with those of la belle
"What do you mean? Speak out!
What do ye mean?"
He smiled, and bending again close
to her ear, he whispered something
which drove the last tint of blood from
her cheek, and made her stagger and
gasp as if about to fall. Then, before
she could recover herself, or utter a
single word, he said aloud, with the
"And now, my dear lady, will you
stay a little while longer, and talk with
me about Marjorie Annan?"
(to be continued.)
ARE TIREI) OF PRISON
THE YOUNGER BROTHERS
WANT TO BE FREED.
fhe It Sentiment of the Stute, How*
ever, Seeiutt to Stand In the W xy of
th« Men Who l"*nned the Northlleld
HE best sentiment
of the state lias
prevailed and the
bandits, who have
been Imprisoned in
the penitentiary ,«t
for something like
twenty years, and
whose sentence was
j. *=■*" for life, will have
to serve their time. Among the
prominent men. in Missouri, their
native state, who signed the par-
don petitions, are the six supreme
court judges, United States Senators
G. G. Vest, Stephen B. Eikins and D.
M. Sabin, Congressmen Cowherd,
Dockery, Clark, Robb, Deannond and
Benton, all of Missouri; nearly all pres-
ent state officers, including Gov. Steph-
ens, and ex-Govs. Stone and Critten-
Bob Younger, the youngest of the
three famous outlaws, died long since
in prison. Cole, the elder and the
leader of the famous gang of highway
he fallowed and killed every man of
Je*inl§on'8 command whom he suspect-
ed of participation in the murder.
Quantrell's death sent the Youngers
into the regular Confederate servics
under Gen. Sol Shelby. The James
boys had been with Anderson and
Quantrell, and they also went with
Shelby. This was the beginning of the
formation of the bandit gang which
operated so long in the middle west.
With the cessation of the war, the
Youngers went back to Cass county to
resume their peaceful pursuits. They
found themselves outlaws, and accepted
the dictum. They became bandits, and
the greatest ci the western world. The
James boys became members of the
gang, which swelled to very formidable
dimensions, although the cool headed
leader limited the number for purposes
Cole Younger was a remarkable man.
He, at first, had none of the thirst for
blood which has been imputed to Jesse
James. It was the pistol of the latter
which 30 frequently spoke the death-
note of the men who resisted the gang's
efforts at robbery. Cole did not rob
to riot on the proceeds. He was care-
ful and methodical, albeit the most
determined and fearless of the party.
He amassed a considerable fortune
from his raids, and if released, it is
said, he and his brother Jim would not
be as penniless as is the survivor of the
James gang, now in St. Louis. Ha
never killed for the sake of killing. He
never took any great chances of being
killed, but his orders were always not
men, is 53 years of age, but as detenu- I ro kl" unless it was "necessary." He
lned as of old. Jim, the other living j was but 22 years old when he became
brother, is 47, but is bent with the e£- j ,he leader of the gang. Men double
fects of the wounds which nearly ren-
dered a trial unnecessary years ago.
Powerful friends were long at work, far
his age served under his black banner,
but the attainments of the youthful
chief made him easy monarch of the
lawless band. He was a line organizer,
and when he determined to live a life
of outlawry, he exercised extreme care
in organizing his band. He wanted no
assistant in the duties of leadership,
and he brooked no opposition to his
will. He was so skillful in planning
and executing his dastardly raids that
the rest of the gang followed him blind-
ly. But for the foolhanliness of one
of the number in suggesting the North-
field raid and the vote of the band to
attempt it, he might have died with
his boots on or have startled the world
by even more daring efforts than those
which have made Ills name a by-word
in the land.
(From a Recent Photo.)
these men. Their exploits have passed
into history and few of the people of
the country have more than a faint
recollection of the bandits who were
at one time the terror of the middle
west. Senators, governors and men
of influence were back of the move-
For years every governor of Minne-
sota was required to make a pledge
before the election that he would not
turn the bandits loose. But Gov.
Clough was bound by no pledge and
that the influence back of the move-
ment for their release was too power-
ful for him to successfully resist.
These same Younger boys, as they I
are still called, were the most daring
and murderous bandits of the western j
hemisphere. They equal the most I
cruel exploits of the famed Capt. Clif- j
ford of England, and surpassed the do-
ipgs of most bands of outlaws. They ,
knew no fear, and displayed marvel-
ous skill in planning and executing
Jesse and Frank James attained a j
wide notoriety in later years, but they
were but pupils of Cole Younger, the '
I cool headed, educated, priestly looking I
j man whose daring and educational at-
: tainments made him the natural lead-
er. But for their arrest after the dis-
! astrous Northfleld affair there is little
j reason to doubt that the gang would
! have continued to be known as the
I Younger gang instead of the James
| Cole Younger was destined to become
a minister. Fate made him a bandit.
! He was the son of Henry W. Younger,
! a lawyer of Western Missouri, and a
man of undoubted probity as well as
ability. Judge Younger, for the father !
IN A DEAD MAN'S EMBRACE.
She Lay for Twelve Hours Before lie*
Lillian Spartz, who, with Georga
Blakely, secretary of the Bradford, Pa-
school board, took poison in Blakely's
office, and who regained consciousness,
says that she and Blakely had agreed
to die together. They had been loveri
for the past six years. Ho was a mar-
ried man, and for that reason could nol
marry her, but she loved him dearly
Thursday night he sent for her and
she went to his printing office, theit
usual place of meeting. He asked hei
if she thought enough of him to din
with him. Without one minute's hesi-
tation she declared she did. Togethei
they drank a solution of chloral-hy-
drate, and then lay down together on
the couch. Then she fell asleep. That
was about 8 o'clock yesterday morning.
The woman did not arouse from hei
lethargy until a late hour yesterday
afternoon. For twelve hours she had
lain In the embrace of a dead man.
When she recovered her senses shu
arose from the couch and the corps*
(From a Recent Photo,)
gained that distinction, was looked up-
on as one of the wealthiest men on the | -
kansas border when the war broke of her companion rolled to the floor,
out- ! Blakely was a prominent citizen in the
His four sons were bright, fearless, , community. His wife lives there and
aod energetic boys. Cole, the oldest, j has been prostrated by the shocking
| was to be a preacher of the gospel, and j occurrence.
had commenced his studies with that old.
j end in view. The others were too '
young to plan their future careers. But !
they could follow well in the footsteps
| of a good leader, as they afterward f
demonstrated. When the border wars
I raged they were all living on a stock I
farm near Harrisville, Cass county
Their home was frequently assailed I
by the "Jayhawkers," and the stock j
' stampeded and stolen. Then Cole
Younger joined the famous Quantrell
and became one of his most trusted I
lieutenants. He was with the great
border leader when his father was as-
sassinated in 1862 and the home burned
to the ground. This settled the fate of
the Younger boys. Cole was but 18
fears of age, but in the five or six years
following that slaughter of his father
Blakely was 40
Has llad Seventy Wiveg.
Living on the reservation of the Sa-
tis Canon, Oregon, is a tall, erect,
bright eyed and long haired Indian,
who has a wonderful matrimonial his-
tory. He Is Chief Tanawasha, brothe:.'
of Chief Moses, and in appearance is
a typical member of his race. Tana-
washa is 73 years old, but shows no
sign of breaking down, although he
claims to have had 70 wives, and his
present spouse is a woman of but 22
Drttnk Home Medlelne.
Edward Bush and George Gray of
Palmira, Wis., accidently drank a mix<
ture of turpentine, belladonna and am-
monia intended for horses.
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