The Norman Democrat-Topic (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, March 15, 1912 Page: 4 of 4
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THE NORMAN DEMOCRAT-TOPIC. NORMAN. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1912.
A GRAY JACKET SVJP
cation tjo4riJui TY\Uluiinsorv •'
alazn«. hlb coat torn off Els sElrt
ripped op«n to the waist, bis bare
breast red with blood.
"No shootln'. damn ya!" shouted a
▼olce, hoarsely "No sbootln'; I want
that Reb alive!"
Through the swirling smoke I rec-
ognized the malicious face of R«d
Lawrie as he pushed his way to the
front To me It was use a personal
challenge to combat
"Rush them!" I muttered Into Bren
nan's ear Hurl them back a bit. and
dodge under Into the next room."
I never waited to ascertain If he
beard me With one fierce spring I
struck their stunned line, and my
Iron bar swept a clear space as It
crashed remc-rselessly Into them. The
next Instant Lowrle and I were seem
label) "disappearing T>y merfns of ev-
ery opening leading out from the hall,
and when the cheering blua-coata
surged In through the broken door, I
was yet standing there, appearently
alone but for the dead leaning weak
and breathlesb against tha wall, my
arm about Edith Brennan.
—. _ , , , lueiBui mie auu i were iveuj
ul 'lm!" '..h ?.lr My -d frontIn, each other
^CHAPTER L—Th« Ktorr op«n« hn a
••nt of the Confederate army at a critical
fta*« of the Civil War. 0«n.
■nparu to CaptaJn Wayne « aecrct
meaaajr* to Lonfwtraat, upon the delivery
Tlr. great issues. Accom-
panled by B^rfeant 'rsl*. an old army
jooot Wayne siarta out on his dangerous
^ChAPT K R TI.—The two rr.efiie nam
pue a wild ride, dodging tqu&ds of aol-
pers, alrooBt loae th eir bearing and final-
ly within the llnea of the enemy, hav-
tt# penetrated tha cordon of picket* u -
CHAPTEK HI- Enoounterln* a rmall
rny of soldiers In the darkneaa. Wayne
lAken for a federal ofh er who came
Seep en appointment is accepted a*
preventative, and a young iuly an
MVMbacic la gives In hie charge
CHAPTER rY.—The female oompanloa
2 tha two southern ecouta la a northern
girt, who, when she becomea awar* of
thalr army affiliation*, slashes Wayne with
aer riding whip and attempts to tn ane
CHAPTER V.—One of the horaea gtr-
tog out. Wayne order* Craig to get
through with the dispatches to Long-
straet. He and Mj Lady of tha North
are taft alone near a rocky gorge.
CHAPTER VL—The Confederate offloer
apd the Union girl thread the muei of
the woods He discover* a lonely but
and entering It In the dark a huge ma*
tiff attack* him. Tha girl shoots tbrute
CHAPTER VTL~ Tha owner of the hot
<me Jed Bungay, appear* and he and hi*
wife give the captain a welcome Hud
flenly a party of horaemen are ob^ervad
law than that of military despo'.lam
should control our actions I am go-
ing there, orders or no orders. Ebera
can command your detachment and ac-
complish all the service you possibly
could Your rightful p!a* Is between
these ruffians and the woman you
love. How many additional men will
be required to make the back of the
"I feel like a new man, Wayne," he
said thankfully, ' and I know you are
right. Four more would be sufficient,
besides the one In command "
"Good! Ebers," I bald, as my portly
sergeant again emerged from out the
darkness, "take your four men back
to the kitchen and a.-.-ume command
The guerillas are preparing to make
a rush there and you must drive them
back by a rapid fire. Hurry along
The little group had barely van-
ished beyond the glow of the light
when from without our ears were sud-
After the Struggle.
A young officer, whose red face waa
rendered extremely conspicuous by
'he blue of bis uniform, led the rush
of his soldiers as they came tumbling
gallantly into the hall
Up there, men* he cried, catch-
ing sight of me. and pointing "Get
that Johnny with the girl"
As they sprang eagerly forward over
the dead bodies Uttering the floor at
the foot of the stairs. Brennan scram-
bled unsteadily to his feet, and halted
them with Imperious gesture.
"Leave him alone' he command-
ed "That Is the commander of the
Confederate detschment who came to
our aid The guerillas have fled down
the hallway ar d are most of them
outside by now. Wayne," he turned
and glanced up at us, his face instant-
bl. Unger, cloaed about my ttaroa't' ly fVl'r't'V1 ^ ,Sb'^U' "k"""T
something s lrle<l down through tb. ladle, to descend; e muat
maze and -he maddened brute stag. *et tl,em out of thls '"ambles.
gered back, his arms uplifted, his red ^tet* them °ne by one and with
A wild cat enraged by pain looks a
be did when he leaped to meet me
Hate, deadly, relentless, glared in his
eyes, and with a yell of exultation he
swung up his long rifle and struck
savagely at my head with the stock.
I caught It partially on my barrel
breaking Its full foroe, and even as it
descended upon my shoulder. Jabbed
the muzzle hard into his leering face
With a snarl of pain he dropped hit-
gun and grappled with me, but
beard cloven In twain.
"Now for it, Wayne!" shouted Bren-
nan. "Back with you!"
With a dive I went under the piano.
I heard the sliding doors shut behind
us, and almost with the sound was
again upon my feet.
"To the stairs!" I panted ' Bren-
nan, take the women to the stairs;
' ^remonies politeness across the
ghastly pile of dead and wounded men.
Escort them to the library," he
suggested, as I hesitated. "That room
will probably be found clear "
1 was somewhat surprised that Bren-
nan should not have come personally
to the aid of bis wife, but as he ig-
nored her presence utterly. I at once
denly assailed by a wild, exulting yell those fellows are not In the hallway offered her my arin, and silently led
can hold them there
that bespoke the charge. yet, and
"There they are!" I cried "Now, while''
In our terrible need for haste, and
The dull, gray, chilling dawn re- amid the thick, swirling smoke fill-
veaifd a room in utmost disorder, the Ing that inner room almost to suffo-
wlndows shattered, the blinds cut and cation. I grasped the woman chancing
flenlr a party of horae
owning down the road.
CHAPTER VIIL—They are lad by a
■tan Calming to be Red Lmrr1a> who
order* Mr*. Bungay to glv* them "
splintered, the walls scarred with bul-
lets and disfigured with stains of
blood, the furniture overturned and
broken. A dead soldier in gray uni-
act a*Va guide, 'rha Iorm ia>' ln We c*
sstJSssr,,'uci.rtS.'ioJSdi. '"^.'ood •dark, rln up°n ,f,e rlcb
there :* a general meiaa. carpet, a man with coat off, and blue
r*wA*>TLr* rv jw. ... . - 8^rt r,PP«d *lde open, was leaning
fu'ther vainly endear
bffloer whom the Union tflrl racogniiaa. oring to staunch a wound in his chest
£. ora.r. th. ftrrMt Of a .p7 Brer ~n upon >ie knee near the
central window, a smoking gun In his
hand, a red welt showing ghastly
acrobs his cheek. All this I saw in a
single glance, and then, with the leap
of a panther I was beside him, gazing
to be nearest rm without knowing
at that moment who she was. Al-
ready the rifle-butts were splintering
the light wood behind us Into staves,
and I hastily dragged my dazed com-
panion forward. The others were in
advance, and we fe.oped our way like
blind pers^ps out Into the hall By
the way to the room designated, the
others following as best they might
The apartment was unoccupied, exhib-
iting no signs of the late struggle, and
I found comfortable resting places for
all. Miss Minor was yet sobbing soft-
ly, her face hidden upon her moth-
er's shoulder, and I felt constrained
to speak with her.
"I shall go at once," I said kindly,
to ascertain all I can regarding Lieu-
tenant Caton, and will bring you
She thanked me with a glance of
CHAPTER X —Wayne held prlaoner to
a oopae, * flies of Oonf'.-deratea , aaa
tba road at a dt*tanoe and knowa thai
Craig ha* delivered the meaaatre
CHAPTER XI.—The captive la brought
before Oeneral Sheridan who r*fuK« « to
•at him free unlaaa he iwveale the secrwt
rare good fortune it was yet unoc- her dark eyes clouded with tears, but
cupied and as we took the few hur- &s 1 turned hastily away to execute
rled steps toward the foot of the this errand, Mrs. Brennan laid re-
stairs I found my arm was encircling straining hand upon my arm.
Celia Minor The depth of despair "Captain Wayne," she said with
within her dark eyes and the speech- much seriousness, "you are very un-
less anguish of her white face, swept selfish, but you must not go until
for an instant the fierce rage of battle your own wounds have been attended
out into the morning mist and firing from my brain. to; they may be far more serioua
as fast as I could handle my gun At that moment the mob, discover- 1 than you apprehend."
Through the shifting smoke clouds our direction of escape. Jammed As I gazed at her, surprised by the
Chapter^xil—-Captain Wayne !■ lad We could Bee them advancing on a both doorways and surged forth howl- anxiety she so openly displayed, i
run—an ugly, motley line, part bl 'nS ,nto the hall. chanced to behold myself reflected
part gray, part everything—yelll. "Up!" I cried, forcing her forward, within a large mirror directly across
as they swept forward like a pack of "Up with you; quick!" the room One glance was sufficient
i Edith Brer.nan, *:fe of the Federal of-
ficer, who hat*-* hlx lie 1* given tha
choke of revealing tha Lee meeaaga or
ac being ahot a* a apy.
t; - ^ \jiim gi
hem muat gat a quick report through the
inea to General I>ae and Jed atar'a or
CHAPTER XIV.—Flndinj tha garb of
abaent officer of the T.rlon artillery
' rilon artillery
- - — .* ln pr"*rea
and pretend* to be CoL Curran of Ohio.
Wayne penetrates to tha ballroom, where
•orlal army function I* In pr"*reaa.
CHAPTER XV The dliguleed acout la
introduced to a Mia* Miner She know*
tha Curran family and Wayne barc-ly ee-
aapea being unmaaked. *'
appear* on th* scene.
CHAPTER XVI.—Mr*. Brennan reoogp-
Siae* Uayne She having been led to be-
rve that he had been stnt away, learna
of the treachery of MaJ Brennan and
say* *ha will smvc him.
CHAPTER XVII.-Mra Brennan ae
•ure* a paaa through the Inner line* and
goes part way with Wayne when they
are suddenly confronted by Brennan.
CHAPTER XY1LL—Brennan attampta
to ahoot Wayne, but the latter throws his
enemy to the ground sena«.e *.
CHAPTER XIX -Bidding My I^dy of
the Ncirtl u. Wayne ■'.arts alone on
a wild dash fnr liberty. En"iunt*rlng a
man In a lieutenant'* uniform, he com-
pala him to a company him
CHAPTER XX.—His companion turns
em to b* Jod Bungay In dl j|*. They
?W £i J 'n "n' " toward*
the Confederate camp.
infuriated wolves, their fierce feces
scowling savagely behind the rifles.
It was half war half riot—the reckless
onslaught of outcasts bent on plunder,
Inspired by lust, yet guided by rude
I knew little of de'afl; faces were
blurred, unrecognizable; all I seemed
to note clearly was that solid brutal,
heartless, blasphemous :!n«- of desper-
ate men sweeping toward m with are-
Idith" Brennan lentlens fury our puny rullets could
not check. Reckless fe city was ln
that mad rush; they prat d on more long as they refuse to fire,
like demons than htimar. beings I
saw men fall; I saw the ltr: g stumble
over the dead, r heard cries of agony,
shouts, curses, but there w ag no pause.
frank carder under boni)
^ rank Carder, who ha* been cm-1
ployed in the Norman postoffici -in c
Postmaster Burke took charge tc;i
>ears ago surrendered to United
States commissioners A T Boys in i
Oklahoma City Monday He waived
preliminary examination and was it
leased on $1,500 bond. The charg.-
..gainst Mr Carder is shortage in
his account? as postoffice moijey or ,
«ler clerk The inspectors alter check
nig him up found a >hortage of
SS49.4H Relativo have returned t"
the government every dollar.
Mr. ( arder's reason for commi'
T:n- thl ^firm is drinking too much,
booze. I he -hortage began about si\ 1
« r eight months ago.
i en years ago Jack was appointed I
.i'-isiant postmaster and was a mi>v
cificient and accommodating officer.
Soim eighteen months ago by mam j
pulation he was persuaded to give
up the .osistant postmastership tnj
make way for the postmaster's wife
This reduced his rank also his salary !
\ n< • w < r#l< r was issued by President!
•ait placing the assistant under
■•vil service and a vacancy occurred !
postmaster's son was then ele '
! to the best paying position :
over the head of other employes who
by term ot -ervice were entitled r> j
th« placc While no outward leeliiu1 I
v'.as shown by Jack it was well
known among his friends that he
was not given a square deal.
Some people would naturally hav«
resented the course pursued by the
postmaster and resigned, but Jack
unfortunately attempted to drown
his trouble- by drinking which al-
ways get- a fellow in bad.
Jas. D. Maguire
Everything in Hardware, Paints and Oils
Bain Farm Wagons.
Anchor Buggies and Spring Wagons.
Black Hawk Corn Planters and Listers.
Oliver Riding and Walking Plows.
Brown and Janesville Cultivators
Glidden Barb-wire and Hog Fence.
Charter Oak Stoves and Steel Ranges.
Stearns Mixed Paints. Oil Paints.
Prices as low as quality of goods permit, and
terms as liberal as the nature of the risk suggests
county school notes
Mrs. Robt. Evans is very sick at Miss Ruth Burch, assistant teacher
esent of the McIntosh school, spent Satur-
* day and Sunday with her parents in
/as in town Sat- Norman.
supreme court reverses
urday on business.
.Sometime over a
Mexican Agricultural Land Company
represented then by R. J Morgan
of thi- city, in a suit in the district
court here, secured a favorable ver-
dict against the Western I'nion Tel •
graph company in a suit for damage-
in the sum of several hundred dollars
for alleged failure to deliver a tele
graph message. The supreme cou.'t
thi- week hands down a decision re
versing the judgment of the lowei
court, on appeal from the district
court of Cleveland county.
I Mr Jim Long made
in Moore Tuesday.
Miss Dora Tarp is .1
is, visitor this week.
Mr. Harry Brown, principal of thv
lianner school, spent Saturday and
Sunday with his many fiends in Ok
lahoma City. Harry informs the su •
erintendent that he has six pupils to
take the examination.
R Edwards of Purcell was in
Wednesday on business.
Mert Sewell of Wayne gave
visit Saturday and Sunday-
Everett Sherman went to
Valley Sunday to visit freinds
will diversify crops.
If the "
town \jr im|lcr Hoy, a member of the
school board of district number 70
wa- in .Norman last Tuesday. Mr.
Hoy states that they have had a fine
school this year under the leadership
PauK I °* Emma Fehrle.
Mr. Bruce Givens, principal of
Miss Grace Thacker was in Nor-. Sciencc Hill school, was in Norman
man Thursday and Friday on busi-
Roy \\ ild left Wednesday for Cali
fornia where he will make his futur
Captain Wayne and
£? /v r"""h u" "rop |r>
"r" ,"nt ,w"v ' "cwnBajjy
nlnlorcamanta to Oeneral Early.
CHAPTER XXII-Wajn. nd hi. ran-
•« 1 " v« tl.a fonfe4e -it
arrr.v In tf 0 battle of 8h narif1'<ak. iiora
k _4Wu;1 ,jf ovarwhalma tliem aiul
lb« regiment la lo«t.
**ITT-—Wayna 1. wounded
ind iiken to the field hospital, whore
• « t,y Ureauan, who '.it klud
X\rv—The wounded Con-
rederat« n have a hard night ride an ther
th*rnn,tUn 10 wunI,, amon*
j Maggie Dewitt, through her attor
j ney, Oliver J Kennedy, ha- filed a
-uit ior divorce against Thos De-
witt. I he petition alleges cruelty and
I owe you a belated apology, Cap- neglect of duty. She also ask-
fain,' he exclaimed cordially, for hav- ''r cust
ing mistaken you for one of those mis- \
creants, but really your appearance
was not flattering.'
Having viewed myself since within
a mirror,' I replied, "I am prepared to j
acknowledge the mistake a most nat ! Holland Herring fish, 2 for
ural one However, I am grateful to j Barbour's Sanitary Grocery.
he out of the scrape, and can scarcely : —
find fault with my rescuers. Five min- | Bulk garden seed and packa
utes more would have witnessed the j I',arbour's Sanitary Grocery
We rode hard," h© said, and were
in saddle within fifteen minutes after
the arrival of your courier You evi-
dently madp a hard fight of It; the
XX> -Wayne learne that
wh ♦ .\nna,n 1444,1 the fulae-
L . a cownrd u"'l refuaed to
gieet him to wipe out an lujtul1. to Edith
rhelr faces now, cruel,
ful: the hands that
anda railings 1 the leap-
1 riflo but:.-* uplifted to
\N ayne and Jed
a b outln* detail
hitter 1-arr.e that
the forturi' B of
home and that hi wlf" la a" f . ;'itlve. """
CHAPTER XXVTI.~The ( nfederate
Jetall arr:-.., Mi. r - where
wayne meets M m Celia Minor and Mr a.
Bungay. Edith Brennan apyenra.
CHAPTER XXVIII.—The Ton federates
capture a Kedera
Major Brennan 1
fectlon. They pi
rive at t - Mln- r
ftables. Way in \
t>eaieKed ln the houat.-.
wjk 8tanding There Apparently
Alone, but for the Dead."
I could mark
grasped the v«
Ing bodies; tt
atter down our frail defen
Ah trapped tig- • ve fought, hurling
them back from the winder s slashing,
clubbing, striking with fl,t and ateel.
Two lay dead across tne sill before
rr." cloven to the very chin, but their
bleeding bodies *ere hurled remoiae-
!«8ily aside, while others clambered
I forward, mad from lust of blood,
crazed with liquor With clubbed
guns we cleared It w ain and again,
battering mere!)a* !v at every head
that fronted us. Then a great giant
of a fellow—dead or alive I know
not was hurled head long through the
opening, an inert, limp weight, that
hore the two soldier 1. de me to t.h«
floor beneath his bod) With wide
"weep o! my gun ' struck him shat
t«rlng the stock Into fragments, and
Kwuug bark to m- < the others the
hot barrel falling to right and left like
a flail They were through and on
me' Wild as any sea rover of the
north I fought, crazed with blood un
onsclous of Injury, animated solely
by desire to strike and slay! Mack I
-I trod on dead
bodies, on wounded shrieking In pain,
et no man who came within sweep of
that iron bar lived. I loved to hear
the thud of It, and I fronted those
glaring eyes, my blood aflre, my arms
.,Th _ , steel Through the red mist I be-
They are preparing to assault front held Caton for an instant as twenty
brutal hands uplifted, and then hurled
him Into the ruck beneath their feet.
Whether I fought alone I knew not,
cared not. Then some on© pressed
, D6Xt t0 rne' facln* aB 1 did, wielding a
prove extreme^ difficult to defend If sword like a madman. We had our
CHAPTER XXXI —Wa I,,
J"d f*®la 161 .! fur h. r 1
gn fjnnan <m - uoriaiiy
Irol of the altuaiioii.
CH AIT Eli XXXII. — TI
break lnt< the iiwiualon an
renegades are ah.,!.! t,, lr
arrival of a 1
' * party
OX blue Loata.
He drew baik. and an be dlaa^
P arcd some on« came hastily toward had '
u« along the hallway from the rear.
What la It, Caton?" I aaked am
tously, as I recognized him
"They are forming to rush me, I
think, be answered "I need a few
more men If I can get them."
"They are preparing t
and rear at the name time," I an
awered "They are massing now, and
la my Judgment Urennau will have to
face the brunt of It The front of this
house Is greatly exposed, and will
th«y come agalnsi. It with any force. Ijacks against the piano, our shoul
How many men do you absolutely re- ders touched; before us that mob
quire to hold your position? rtemem- swayed, checked for the moment, held ■- „ - „u,
b«r, the women are all ln the front fast by sudden overpowering dread Captain Wayne, do you not hear the
D*rt of the house, and we muat pro- I glanced aside My companion was bugles?"
tec t them at ail hazaitU; oome with Brennan. ha tie a* his deep set eye* As by maclo those hateful facea
I paused a scant second to pluck a '° convince me her words were fully
saBer from beside a dead soldier on Justified My remains of uniform 111-
th# floor, and then with a spring up orally clung to me in rags, my bare
the Intervening steps faced about at Jhoulder looked a contused mass of
lirennan's side on the first landing. battered flesh, my hair was matted,
"We ought to leave our mark on :lQd face blackened by powder
those Incarnate devils here." he said | st&ins and streaked with blood.
grimly, wiping his red blade on the ' certainly do appear disreputable
c*TPet. enough,' I admitted; "but 1 can as-
"Unless they reach the second story iUre you 11 n°thing sufficiently se-
fmm without, and take us in the rious to require immediate attention."
rear," I answered, "we ought to hold As 1 stepped without and closed the
back the whole cowardly crew, so door behind ine, 1 was at once start-
ed by the rapid firing of shot fnem
It was a scene to abide long with a 'he rear of the house, and the next
man—a horrible nightmare, never to IUODient 1 encountered the young, red-
be forgotten Above u protected faced officer hurrying along the hall-
somewhat by the abrupt curve of the va-v at the head a 8fl ad of Federal
wldo staircase, crouched the women, avalrymen. Recognizing me in the
Two were sobbing, their heads buried -loom of the passage he paused sud-
ln their hands, but Maria and Mrs. I Jenly-
Brennan sat white of face and dry-
eyed I caught one quick glance at
the fair face I loved—my sweet lady
of the North—thinking, Indeed, It
might prove the last on earth, and
knew her eyes were upon me Then,
stronger of heart than ever for the
coming struggle, I fronted that scene
Through the rising haze of smoke
I looked down into angry faces, un-
kempt beards, and branished weapons.
The baffled rascala poured out upon
us from both doors, crowding Into the
narrow space, cursing, threatening
thirsting for revenge Yet they were
seemingly leaderless, and the boldest
among them paused at the foot of the
stairs They had already felt our
arms, had tested our steel, and knew
well that griui death awaited their
Hut they could not pause there long
—the ever reaslng rush of those
behind pressed the earlier arrivals
steadily forward Grim necessity fur
nlshed a courage naturally lacking
and suddenly giving vent to a fierce
shout th v were hurled upward, seek
ing to crush us at whatever sacrifice,
by sh -r force of numbers We met
'hem with the point in the good old
Roman way thrusting home remorae-
ieasly, lighting with allent contempt
for them which muat have been mad-
der, mg I even heard Brennan laugh,
as l;c pi. r ed a huge ruffian through
the shoulder and hurled him back-
ward but at that moment I saw Craig
knock aside a levelled gun and press
his way to the front of the seething
mas- to assume control. His face waa
inflamed his eyes bloodshot; drink had
changed him iuto a very demon.
"Damn ye, Red told you not to Are!** |
he yelled "Come on, you doga! You
■ (>uld eat em up If ye wasn't slch
blamed cowards There's only two,
and we'll hang them yet."
He leaped straight up the broad
step his long cavalry Babre In band,
w hile a dozen of the boldest followed
him Brennan swung bis sword high
over head, grasping It with both
hands ti : a death-blow, even as 1
thrust dir '(H' it the fellow's throat.
'1 h - uplifted blade struck the chain
of the hanging lamp, snapped at the
hilt, and losing his balance the Major
plunged headlong into the rucjc be-
neath The downward fall of hla body
swept the stairs.
As I stood there, panting and breath-
less. a woman rushed downward. Be-
lieving she would throw herself into
that tangled mass below, I Instantly
caught her to me.
"Don't," I cried analoualy. "You
cannot help him. For God's aake gy
back where you were."
"It Is not that," she exclaimed, her
voice thrilling with excitement. "Oh,
- a county in the state of
()klahr ma wherein the farmers will
not practice the diversification and
rotation of crops the present year, ir I * ♦ •
not known to the writer hereof. | Oliver Brosseau made ;
Next fall will show by its agricul- tr'P to Oklahoma City
tural products, whether the new plan j evening.
or the old one crop idea is best suit- * • •
ed for the agriculturists of this por-
tion of the United States. There will
be a reduction of both cotton and
corn acreage in Oklahoma for the
present year but the increased area
planted in other crops will, it i> be-
lieved, prove much more profitable
to the farmers in the end
divorce suit filed.
Mr> Jack Ethridge has been very
ill for the past week but i< slowh
Mr !• J Manhard after a week's
visit with relatives in Texas, return
Mi--. Ruth Gremore has been verj
k. for the last week but is improv-
I-rank Boggs of Norman u
! town Saturday shaking hands
! his many friends.
>dy of child and restorati'
r name, Maggie Deal.
laughter was bom to Mr.
Geo Warner Wednesday
*nd with their
Prof. Joe Higbee and wife of Roso
Hill spent the week-
parents of this place
Mr Tom Mayfield, a
student of law in the statt
-vas in town Wednesday.
houpe bearo testimony to a terrible
Btrugg!< We are rejoiced to learn
that Lieutenant Caton was merely L
stunned we believed him dead at m
first and he is far too fine a fellow
to go ln that way."
"He Is truly living, then?" I «x- |(.
claimed, greatly relieved "Miaa Mi-
nor, to whom he is engaged, is sor- '
rowing over his possible fate in the 11-
Drary yonder Could not two of your
men assist him to her? She would
do more to hasten his recovery than
"Certainly," was the Instant re-
sponse "Haines, you and McDonald
get the officer out of the front room;
carry' him In there where the ladles
are, and then rejoin us."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Mi— Amy Xolan was here from
Purcell Sunday and Monday.
Edgar Hurry was here from Pur
cell Monday enroute to Collinsville
II Aldriedge left Tuesday for
Wolf to assist C. W. V arney
general mercantile store.
J B Williams expects to
shortly for Hot Springs, Ar-
kansas, to take a courts of baths.
A number of the republican dele-
gates and alternates left for Guthrie
Wednesday evening and Thursday.
Have you tried those advertised
cooking bag- ' 25c per package of 30
Mrs. Mable Kugal of Wanette at
tended the funeral of the infant child
of Mr. and Mrs Robt Evans Tues
Frank Walker die
near Helsel Monday
The cause of death
r for alfalfa
tc-is 99.9 per ce
'/10 per bushel.
bags—Barbour's Sanitary Grocery
O. D Harbert returned to Sulphur
\\ ednesday after a short visit here
with his son, C. B. Harbert and
B. M Juniors and A d
C hristian church held
g at the home of Mrs
311 West Main St .
y afternoon I h< mem
y B Henton, a leading mer-
of Albany, Missouri, arrived
I uesday to visit his cousin, W. C.
led by Mi
Sallie Smith returned to Ard-
Monday after a two weeks
vith her neice, Mrs. R. S Bar-
tarium. He is ;
ney S M. Bye
1 of Taloga was here
patient for the sani-
i old friend of Attor-
Earheart of Anadarko
came over last Saturday night and
visited with her mother, Mrs J. C
Mc( oy until Monday
Prof. Brown of Banner, Bruce Giv-
ens of Science Hill and Robert Ram-
sey of Willow View were in town last
Saturday and Sunday.
State school inspector, A. C. Par-
sons, gave our high school a vis t
Thursday afternoon He found every
thing in first class condition
Rev H. H. Everett, after attending
a three day Sunday school conven
tion at Guthrie, returned Thursday
evening. He says great work wa>
done during those three days.
Misses Eva Gandy and Constance
Thacker were given a handkerchief
shower at the home of Dr. R. E
Thacker Saturday evening after which
many interesting games were played.
Refreshments Were then served and
at a late hour all went home.
• ♦ •
Alter an illness of only a few da; s
Ernestine, the little dauRhter of Mr
and Mrs. Robert Evans died Monday
at eleven o'clock. Funeral services
were held Tuesday afternoon a} the
home and conducted by Rev. J. i£
Couch of Lindsay, interment was
made in the Lexington cemetery.
The fifth number on tin University
Lecture Course will be Opie Read
Tuesday evening, March 19th, at the
opera house. Tickets 50e Seats may
be reserved at Barbour's the day be-
fore the lecture. ( ome and hear one
f the greatest authors and lecturers
\ Missionary Tea will be
th. home of Rev Mr and Mrs H I of today.
I Reed Saturday afternoon from I
three to six Ml church members and j OwiiiK to poor health J W Payne
friends are cordially invited to at. | the pioneer hardware and implement
| man of Moore, Oklahoma, will sell
at public auction his entire stock of
Saturday and Sunday last. Bruce
: states that the school in the east cen-
tral part of the county are making iu
! preparations for the district spelling
' Mr. K. B. Baro of the Alamo dis
| trict was in Norman visiting over
Sunday. Mr. Barb says that all of
the schools in his part of the county
will close in order that their teachers
may attend the teachers meting at
By the reports being sent to tin
county superintendent's office there
will be several pupils who expect to
take the examination for diplomas.
The examination will be held April 11
ami 12. Places for holding the exami-
nations will be announced later.
We understand by the school gos
sip in the south part of the county
that the fourth grade at the Willow
\ iew school was withered under the
strong spelling force of the fourth
grade of the Spring school. Mr Ram-
sey wa- in Norman but he did not
stop at the office to give particular
• • •
Mr William Maxey, teacher of the
Davis school, was in Norman last
Monday making arrangements to
take the civil service examination.
Mr. Maxey states that the people will
know that there is a district by the
name of Davis in Cleveland county
as In expects to win the county con-
test in spelling
I he following teachers have sent
in their monthly reports. Their re-
ports shows a decline in the daily at-
tendance which is due to the weather
Merle Austin, number enrolled 21
Bruce Givens 25, May Merritt 41
Mary Sawyer 37, M L. Reagan M,
Thomas Wilson 33, Nell Payne 17
Oliver Akin 62. Maggie Stevens 37
Agnes Spaulding 36, Paulina Fehr'.e
26. Lucien Truscott 21, Emma Fehrle
46. E. L Ogle 27. Dorotha Hazeltine
14. Bessie Seig 26, J. T. Preskett 51,
< lia- A Makensey 45, Lloyd Wine-
garner 37. Leila Pickard 42, Daisy
Hummel 44, K. B. Barb 40, Alpha
Berry 59, Belle Vaughn 64, Avo Ber-
ry 56, Mamie Hopper 47, William
Jennings 31, Johnie Whitsett 82, H
E Bagley 23, Chas. I. Ratcliff 27.
Mrs. L. K. Truscott 33. Bruce Givens
of Science Hill school reports the
best attendance daily. His enrollment
i- 25 and average daily attendance 24
l or Rent: Lodge room, furnished.
See R I. Moffett, Phone 293. 49tf
I lie deep well at Mulhall is down
about 1800 feet and the drillers re-
port excellent prospects for making
an oil or gas strike within the next
two hundred foot depth.
The mill owners are against any
reduction in cotton acreage in this
country. They would undoubtedly
prefer a repetition of last year's cot-
ton crop condition.
Another extension of the C. O. &
W railway has lately been planned,
this time from Clinton to Chickasha
and connect with the Oklahoma Cen-
tral at that point. The distance be-
tween the two points is about ninety
il*** |B6 aqaj
I'red James of Clovis, New Mexi
co, passed through here Tuesday en
route to Lexington to look after
business matters Mr and Mrs James
were just returning from a six weeks
sisit in Kentucky.
baptist church services.
farm machinery If you are in nee !
Of anything in the implement line h. Ke* . arter. of Kansas City Mis-
on hands at 1 30 p. m Saturday -nri, will hold services at the Bap-
March 16 Seven months time on al' lis. church here next Sunday, M.rcn
sums over $10. There wil be some, 16tli Services at usual hours morn
Other things not mentioned 1, j„g and night Th(, pub,ic jnvited
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