The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, February 2, 1906 Page: 2 of 8
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"I have dismissed the sheriff and
hie posse, and I gave them a hundred
dollars for their work, and three bot-
tles of pretty good whisky I had on
my car. Unless they get orders from
elsewhere, you will not hear any fur-
ther from them."
"You must let me reimburse what
expense we hare put you to. Mr. Gor-
don. I only wish I could as easily
repay your kindness."
Nodding my head In assent, as well
as in recognition of his thanks. I con-
tinued, "It was my duty, as an official
of the K. & A., to recover the stolen
mail, and I had to do It."
"We understand that," said Mr. Cul-
len, "and do not for a moment blame
"But," I went on, for the first time
looking at Madge, "it is not my duty
to take part in a contest for control of
the K. & A., and 1 shall therefore act
In this case as 1 should in any other
loss of mail."
"And that is—?" asked Frederic.
"I am about to telegraph for in-
structions irom Washington," I re-
plied. "As the G. S. by trickery has
dishonestly tied up some of your prox-
ies, they ought not to object if we do
the same by honest means; and I
think I can manage so that Uncle
Sam will prevent those proxies from
being voted at Ash Forks on Friday."
If a galvanic battery had been ap-
plied to the group about the break-
fast table, it wouldn't have made a
bigger change. Madge clapped her
hands in Joy; Mr. Cullen said, "God
bless you!" with real feeling: Fred-
eric jumped up and slapped me on
the shoulder, crying, "Gordon, you're
the biggest old trump breathing;"
while Albert and the captain shook
hands with each other, in evident ju-
bilation. Only Lord Kalles remained
"Have you breakfasted?" asked Mr.
Cullen, when the first joy was over.
"Yes," I said. "I only stopped in
on my way to the station to tele-
graph the postmaster-gene.-al."
"May I come with you and see what
you say?" cried Fred, jumping up.
I nodded, and Miss Cullen said,
questioningly, "Me, too?" making me
very happy by the question, for it
showed that she would speak to me. 1
gave an assent quite as eagerly and in
a moment we were all walking to-
wards the platform. Despite Lord
Kalles, I felt happy, and especially as
I had not dreamed that she would
ever forgive me.
I took a telegraph blank, and, put-
ting it so that Miss Cullen could see
what I said, wrote:
"Postmaster - General, Washington,
D. C. I hold, awaiting your instruc-
tions, the three registered letters
stolen from No. 3 Overland Missouri
Western Express on Monday, October
fourteenth, loss of which has already
been notified you."
Then I paused and said, "So far,
that's routine. Miss Cullen. Now
comes the help for you," and I con-
"The letters may have been tam-
pered with, and I recommend a special
agent. Reply Flagstaff, Arizona.
"Superintendent K. & A. R. R."
"What will that do?" she asked.
"I'm not much at prophecy, and
we'll wait for the reply," I said.
All that day we lay at Flagstaff,
"The G. 8.' dough It cooked."
and after a good sleep, as there was
no use keeping the party cooped up
In their car, I drummed up some
ponies and took the Cullens and Ack-
land over to the Indian cllff-dwelllngs.
I don't think Lord Ralles gained any-
thing by staying behind in a sulk, for
It was a very Jolly ride, or at least
that was what it was to me. I had
of course to tell them all how I had
settled on them as the criminals, and
s history of my doings. To hear Miss
C ullen talk, one would have inferred
I was the greatest of living detectives.
"The mistake we made," she assert-
ed. "was not securing Mr. Gordon's
help to begjn with, for then we should
never have needed to hold the train
up, or if we had we should never have
What was more to me than this
; ill-deserved admiration were two
things she said on the way back, when
| we two had paired off and were a bit
behind the rest.
"The sandwiches and the whisky
were very good," she told me, "and
I'm so grateful for the trouble you
"It was a pleasure," I said.
And, Mr. Gordon," Ehe continued,
and then hesitated for a moment—
my Frederic told me that you—you
fcaid you honored me for— ?"
"I do," I eiclaimed energetically, as
sh< paused and cplcred.
"Do you really?'/ she cried. "I
thought Kred was trying to make
m" less unhappy saying that vou
"I said it, and I meant It," I told
"I have been so miserable over that
lie," *he went on; "but I thought if I
let you have the letters it would ruin
papa I really wouldn't inind poverty
myself. Mr. Gordon, but he takes such
pride in success that I couldn't be the
one to do it. And then, after you
told me that train-robtiers were hung,
I Uau to lie to save them. I ought to
have known you would help us."
I thought this a pretty good time
to make a rtai apology for my con-
duct on the trail, as well as to tell
her how sorry I was at not having
been able to repack her bag better.
She accepted my apology very sweet-
ly, and assured me her belongings had
been put away so neatly that she had
wondered who did it. I knew she only
said this out of kindness, and told
her so, telling also of my struggles
over that pink-beribboned and belated
affair, in a way that made her laugh.
I had thought it was a ball gown, and
wondered at her taking it to the
Canon; but she explained that it was
what she called a "throw"—which I
told her accounted for the throes I
had gone through over it. It made
me open my eyes, thinking tfiat any-
thing so pretty could be used for the
same purpose for which I use my
crash bath-gown, and while my eyes
were open I saw the folly of thinking
that a girl who wore such things
would, or in fact could, ever get along
on my salary. In that way the inci-
dent was a good lesson for me, for it
made me feel that, even if there had
been no Lord Ralles, I still should
have had no chance.
On our return to the cars there was
a telegram from the Postmaster-Gen-
eral awaiting me. After a glance at
it, as the rest of the party looked anx-
iously on, I passed it over to Miss
Cullen, for I wanted her to have the
triumph of reading it aloud to them.
"Hold letters pending arrival of spe-
cial agent Jackson, due in Flagstaff
"The election is on the eighteenth,"
Frederic laughed, executing a war
dance on the platform. "The G. S.'s
dough is cooked."
"I must waltz with someone," cried
Madge, and before I could offer she
took hold of Albert and the two went
whirling about, much to my envy.
The Cullens were about the most Ju-
bilant road agents I had ever seen.
After consultation with Mr. Cul-
len, we had 218 and 97 attached to
No. 1 when it arrived, and started for
Ash Forks. He wanted to be on the
ground a day in advance, and I could
easily be back In Flagstaff before the
arrival of the special agent.
I took dinner in 218, and they
toasted me, as if I had done some-
thing heroic Instead of merely having
sent a telegram. loiter four sat down
to poker, while Miss Cullen', Fred and
I went out and sat on the platform of
the car while Madge played on her
guitar and sang to us. She had a very
sweet voice, and before she had been
singing long we had the crew of a
"dust express"—as we jokingly call
a gravel train—standing about, and
they were speedily reinforced by
many cowboys, who deserted the med-
ley of cracked pianoB or accordions
of the Western saloons to listen to
her, and who, not being over-careful
in the terms with which they ex-
pressed their approval, finally by their
riotous admiration drove us Inside.
At Miss Cullen's suggestion we three
had a second game of poker, but with
chips and not money. She was an
awfully reckless player, and the luck
was dead in my favor, so Madge kept
borrowing my chips, till she was so
deep in that we both lost accounts.
Finally, when we parted for the night
she held out her hand, and, in the
prettiest of ways, said:
"I am so deeply in your debt, Mr
Gordon, that I don't see how I can
: ever n pay Jou."
| I tried to think of Fonn tliinn worth
Haying, but the words wouldn't come,
| and I could only.nhake her hand. JJut,
duffer as I was, the way she had said
those words, and the double meaning
she had given them, would haw- mad'' easily. Hlshop Wllron
me the happiest fellow alive If 1 could
have only forgotten the existence of
People ran go to Mate h prison "nd Now, If the njiftlntrB would only
get out for good behavior, but mar : convince (he women that turkey
rlage Is a sentence for life. j feathers were the proper thing for
_ | trimming hats—Hut, pshaw! If they
If you don't get the biggest nnd be« <}ld ||iii price of turkev feathers would
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][)•• 11 a nee Standi
mid there is
It's your own fault
Is for sale everywhere mm mere is i
positively nothing to equal It In quul- j
itv or oimntltv
be as high as the wise turkey roosts.
Hunting in Korea.
Korea affords good opportunities fot
A sense of one', own Integrity will [ Korea affords good opportunities to,
make one pass by injuries morel lj"th lar«f; ^nd small game,
How Did the Secret Leak Out?
I made up for my three nights' lack
of sleep by not waking the next morn-
ing till after ten. When I went to 218,
| I found only the chef, and he told me
;he party had gone for a ride. Since I
'■ouldn't talk to Madge, I went to work
| at my desk, for I had been rather
neglecting my routine work. While 1
still wro'e, I heard horses' hcofs, and
looking tip, saw the Cullens returning.
I went out on the platform to wish
! them good-morning, arriving just in
time to see Lord Ralles help Miss Cul-
len out of her saddle; and the way he
did It. and the way he continued to
hold her hand after she was down,
while he said something to her, made
me grit my teeth and look the other
way. None of the riders had seen
me, so I slipped into my car and went
back to work. Fred came in present-
ly to see if I was up yet. and to ask
me to lunch, but I felt so miserable and
down-hearted that I made an excuse
TO CUKK A COM) IN ONIC IIAV
Take I,A * All VK I!HOMO OulilllH! Tnl.l.-tn, Drug-
yl.u M-Oui'l mutiny If It full* l" cure. J'.. W.
CltOVit'tt altfllHturu In ou t:w h hox. aflc.
There Is no time when a baby really
seems to enjoy a long crip the way ho
does at il o'clock In the morning.
and has a delightful climate at all
seasons of the year. The new Ameri
can line of steamers, Japan to Korea
is already available.
As we journey through this vale o!
tears wo find that many people ex-
press their gratitude with cold stor-
The salt of the earth will have no
Don't you know that Defiance Starch
besides bdng absolutely superior tc
any other, is put up 16 ounces in pack-
and sells at same price as 12-
ounce packages of other kinds?
Head not to contradict or confute
not to believe and take for granted,
nor to find talk and discourse, but to
weigh and consider.—Bacon.
"We Have Many Similar."
The following is an extract from a
letter received from Mr. H. H. Meyers
of Stutgart, Ark.: "You would greatly
oblige me if you would introduce
Hunt's Lighting Oil at Milledgeville,
111., as I have many friends and rela j Whose Say-SO is Best?
lives there in whom I am much con- W|lh nPltrly all modlclneg put up fo,
cerned, and 1 understand the Oil Is sa|H through druggists, one has to feke
not kept there. I can recommend it! the maker's say-so alone as to their cura-
as the best medicine 1 ever had in my tlve v uIue. Of course, such testimony Is
, . i , f not that of a disinterested party and
house. It cured me of a bad case of accordingly Is not to be given the same
the bloody flux in less than one-half j credit as ff written from disinterested
an hour, and it cured my sranddaugh- motives. Dr. Pierce's medicines, how-
to- * ht.,1 r,f fhnlBMi mnrhnq ever, form a single and therefore striking
ter of a bad case of cholera morbus except|0n to this rule. Their claims to
in a very short time." j the confidence of Invalids does not rest
,, 7— ^ ! solely upon their makers' say-so or
If time and tide were to wait for praise. Their ingredients are matters of
men the world would soon be at a public knowledge, being printed 011 each
standstill separate bottle wrapper. Thus invalid
Statue of Queen Alexandra.
The first statue of Queen Alexandra
jn English soil will be erected in the
grounds of the London Hospital, tc
commemorate the completion of the
rebuilding operations, which have cost
£45,000. The sculptor will be George
Wade, and the statue, which will be
of bronze, will be of heroic size. II
will cost £1,500, and of this sum
DV|7UIWVU W1.VIV JS|/< 1 . Alius III > mill
sufferers are taken into Dr. Pierce's full
confidence. Scores of leading medical
i men have written enough to fid volumes
! In praise of the curative value of tho
several Ingredients entering into the;e
Amongst these writers we find such med-
ical lights as I'rof. Finley Elllngwood, M. I)„
>f Ben net Medical College. Chlctgo; Prof.
of MRU. ~ |
Hale,of ilie same city: I'rof. John M. Scud-
der, M. I)., late of Cincinnati. Ohio; Pruf.
John King. M. L>., late of Cincinnati. Ohio;
Iir. Grover Coo, of New York : lir Bartho-
low. of Jefferson Medical College, of Pa.
and scores of others equally eminent.
—, __ I)r. Pierce's Kavorito Prescription cures
£1,300 has been subscribed already Ju^a^ve^lon^nVm^Je^Sn^^^u
by the committee, the staff, and a few 1 irregularities, cures painful periods, dries up
Dersonal friends '< disagreeable and weakening drains, some-
| times known as pelvic catarrh and a multl-
■ i tude of other diseases peculiar to women.
Bear in mind, it is nut a (latent nor even a
secret medicine, but the "favorite Prescrip-
tion" of a regularly educated physician, of
large experience In the cure of woman's
peculiar ailments, who frankly and confid-
ingly takes lilt patients into his full con-
fidence by telling them just what his "Pre-
scription" is composed of. Of no other medi-
Nervous Distortion of Face Cured by
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
,. 1 ,. , , scrlptlon" is Composed of. Of no other medl-
What appears to be a Slight liervoua cine put up for woman's special maladies
tack may be the forerunner of a severe ","d through druggists, can It be said
sorrier No uerVons sufferer should — •^ m'k?r ta ?°- "r*ld tod">
"Mr. Gordon, may I ask you a ques-
of my late breakfast for not joining
After luncheon the party in the oth-
er special all came out and walked
up and down the platform, the sound
of their voices and laughter only mak-
ing me feel the bluer. Before long I
heard a rap on one of my windows,
and there was Miss Cullen peering in
at me. The moment I looked up, she
"Won't you make one of us, Mr.
I called myself all sorts of a fool,
but out I went as eagerly as if there
had been some hope. Miss Cullen be-
gan to tease me over my sudden ac-
cess of energy, declaring that she was
sure it was a pose for their benefit,
or else due to a guilty conscience over
having slept so late.
"I hoped you would ride with us, '
though perhaps It wouldn't have paid
neglect the warning symptoms, but
should see that the starved nerves are
nourished before the injury to the deli-
cate organism has gone to an extent that
renders a cure a difficult matter. The
uervesreceive theirnourishnient through
the blood, the same ns every other part
frankly, openly and honorably, by letting
every uatlent using the same km
what she U taking.
Sick women are Invited to consult Dr.
Pierce, by letter, free. All correspond-
ence is guarded as sacredly secret and
womanly confidences are protected bv
professional privacy. Address Dr. R. V.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
How to preserve health and beauty is
told in Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Jled-
of the body, and the best nerve tonic and f(,a? ahviser Tt ? Sv™ v
fnnA TW UM1,„ D:i,_ mu ,Cal A(?VlSer. ". iS /r«. For a pttper-
| food is Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. The
experience of Mr. Harry Bemis, of
Truthville, Washington county, N. Y.,
"I had been feeling badly for a long
time," said Mr. Beniis, " and in tho
early part of September, 1902, Iwascom-
pelled to quit work 011 account of my ill
health. My trouble was at first ex-
treme nervousness, then my sight be-
came affected and I consulted an oculist
who said I was suffering from paralysis.
He treated me for some time, but i got
110 benefit. I tried another doctor and
again failed to obtain any relief. My
nervousness increased. Slight noises
would almost make me wild. My mouth
was drawn so I could scarcely eat and
one eye was affected so I conld hardly
see. I had very little use of my limbs,
in fact I was almost a complete wreck.
" I am all right now and am at work.
That is because I followed my wife's ad-
vice and took Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
Arrnr..t.here 18 DOthing tC ? used th^ same remedy hws'elf
see in Ash Forks."
"There is something that may inter-
est you all," I suggested, pointing to
a special that had been dropped off
j No. H that morning.
"What is it?" asked Madge.
"It's a G. S. special," I said, "and
Mr. Camp and Mr. Bale Vin and two
G. S. officials came In on It."
"What do you think he'd give for
those letters?" laughed Fred.
(To be continued.)
•«1 1 UI a
covered copy send Dr. R. V. Pierce,
falo, N. Y.. 21 one-cent stamps to cover
mailingonly; in cloth binding 31 stamps.
Dr. Pierce's Pellets cure constipation.
More people ask you to lie for them
than ask you to tell the truth for
them. Very few people need to have
the truth told about them.
$16 AN ACRE
Canada is the
25 Bushels to the Acre Will be the
Average Yield of Wheat.
The land that this waB grown on cost many ol
with the most gratifying result's and she , 8 T grown OD 0081 many 01
persuaded me to trv tlf«m wh.™ u 1 the farmer. _ absolute,* nothing, while those
Appearances Don't Deceive.
R. M. Ham, room clerk of the Belle
vue-Stratford in Philadelphia, has an
excellent collection of autographs.
These he solicited orally from his
desk—they are all autographs of the
"You can tell a distinguished man
at a glance," sahl Mr Ham the other
day. "A distinguished man has a look
of distinction. Appearances are neve
"A friend of mine has a house In
the country. There came to his gate
one day a tramp of the most disrepu-
table appearance—matted hair, dusty
beard, red nose, mud-caked trousers
and bo on.
" 'Well,' said my friend sternly,
'what do you want?'
" 'Please, sir,' whined the tramti, 'I
am lookin' for work. Have you any
scrubbin', washin', or cleanin' of any
kind that you wish done?'
My friend Bmlled.
'How deceitful appearances are,'
he said. 'Now no ono would ever sus-
pect to look at you, that you would
choose that particular sort of work to
'Oh, I wouldn't sir,' said the tramp,
'It's my wife that I'm huntin' work
persuaded me to try them when it ap-
peared that the doctors were unable to
help me. They acted very surely in my
case; my faoe came back into shape and
in time I was entirely well."
Dr.Williams Pink Pills are sold by all
druggists or by mail by the Dr. Williams
Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. Y. A
booklet 011 Nervous Disorders sent free
It isn't what you know, but what
you can make others believe you know
who wished to add to the 160 acres the Govefti
ment grants, can buy land adjoining at from $6
to $10 an acre.
Climate splendid, school co'nvenient, railways
close at hand, taxes low.
*end for pamphlet "20th Century Canada''
and full particulars regarding rate, etc., to
Superintendent of Immigration, Ottawa.
Canada, or to the following authorized
Canadian Government Agent-J. S. Crawford,
No. 125 W. Ninth Street, Kansas City, Missouri.
(Mention this paper.)
W.N.U.—Oklahoma City—No. 5, 1906
, A FUSS",
When you buy a pair of
Write the date of purchase
in the lining. That will
tell the story,
Wo <nfuthe oriSlnators of this idea.
Uther manufacturers don't
Inviteyou to do this.
CA«*SST AHOI CXCLUSIVISTS
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