The Dover News (Dover, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 16, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NEWS, DOVER. OKLAHOMA.
OKLAHOMA NEWS NOTES
SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS.
April 15—Northwestern field meet, Ana
April lT.-lT—Uenerui K.'uil roads iKTU
April 1*—Kxaminattons for fourth 1 '■ ass
postmasters, hel"1 at Ada. Altus. Alva,
Anadarko, Ardmore. HartU-sviile. ltla.k-
w eli, Chandler, Chickasha. > 'lai eiiiore.
Clinton, I'ual^ute, 1 Miruni, l-Ilk. «' ty, i -i
Keno, Knlil, Frederick, CIaine^\ ill*-. T« \ ,
Guthrie. Hobart. Holdenville. Huko.
Kingfisher, Lawton. Lehigh. Liberal,
Kan , Mangum, M«>Alenter, Miami, Mus-
kogee, Newkirk. Norman. N-wata, 4 k t:i- I
homn, Okmulgee, l'aub* Valley, I'aw- J
huska, I'awnee. 1'erry. Poixa. Pure eli,
Sapulpa, Shawnee. Siloam Spi'ngH. Ark. ,
Stillwater, Sulphur, Tulaa, Vinita, Wag- |
April 20-27—Oklahoma City Trade ex-
April 22—Anniversary 1 >ay.
April 22—Sons of the Revolution, state
banquet, Oklahoma City.
April 22—Grand Chapter, K. A. M .
April 23—Grand Council, K. & S. M ,
April 24—Orand Commandery, Knights
Templar, Oklahoma City.
April 21-2. <\.unt> Superintendents
Association, oklahoma Citv.
April 28-30—Siato Library Association,
April 28-30— Scottish Kite Convocation,
Ma> 1—Shrine Ceremonial, Oklahoma
May 5-R—Confederate Veterans Re-
union, Jacksonville, Fla.
May s-'.t sti-ie Editorial Association
July 6-Aug. 1—A. & M. Cotton School.
Sept. 8-9-10—Caddo county fair, Binger.
Sept. 8-10— Photograpners convention,
Sept. 22-Oct. 3, 1914—State Fair, Okla-
Oct. 7-17—Dry. Farming Congress,
October—Southern Commercial Con-
The Blackwell Brick Co., owned by
V. G. Hagaman, has been sold to
The population of the town of Ke-
ota was increased by more than 400
last year, says the Keota Record.
Mrs. A. L. Cruce died at Ardmore
following a brief illness. Her hus-
band is a brother of Governor Cruce.
Mrs. J. M. Spencer died at Wilson
from burns received when a can of
oil with which she was kindling a
The senior class of Gage highsehool
will present as a class play the drama
based on Custer's lust fight. "Down on
the Little Bighorn."
CJeorge Pennington, former St.
Louis Federal leaguer, has signed a
contract to manage the Muskogee
club of the Western Association.
Burglars entered the office of the
Wilson Lumber Co. at Bokhoma six-
teen miles east of Idabel and blew
open two safes and escaped with
The fire loss in Muskogee during
the month of March was only $1,075,
although there were fourteen fires
threatening property carrying insur-
ance of $82,300.
Angered because of the refusal to
release a lien held against a possible
damage judgment, Jerry Murphy shot
and seriously wounded his attorney,
P. J. Hodgins in his office at Okla-
By B. Fletcher Robinson
Co-Author with A. Corum Doyle of
-The Hound of the Baak«rvilie«,"*tc.
sanda—T un«5rod« of thousand*—meltrjtQK a pip® *n Rrca* apparent satlsfae
Ing. slipping through your lingers I tlon.
every hour, every hour." I "Bod tline. Ian t It?" I grumbled,
He sprang from his Beat and atarted | sniffing at hla strong tobacco,
hla walk again—u\> and down, up aiul "Oh no," be Bald. "The fact la, wa
down, as we had first seen hi in. are going to alt up all night.'
1 threw myself on a couch by the
window without reply. Perhaps I waa
not In the best of tempera; certainly
I did not feel bo.
"You Insisted on coming down with
"Shall you be returning to London?"
At the question the manager halted
In his atrlde, staring sharply down in
to the Inspector's bland countenance.
"No," he said; "I ahall stay here.
Mr. Addington Peace, until euch time j me," he sugge8ted.
as you have something definite to tell , "I know all about that," I told him.
me " I "I haven't complained, have I? If you
"1 have an Inquiry to make which I want me to shut mvaelf up for a week
would rather place in the hands of I'll do It. but 1 should prefer to have
some one w ho has personal knowledge Koine idea of the reason why."
of Mr. Ford. Neither Mr. Harbord nor
yourself desire to leave Meudon. Is
there anyone else you can suggest?"
"There Is Jackson—Ford's vnrfet,"
aid the manager, after a moment's
thought. "He cun go. if you think him
bright enough. I'll send for him."
While the footman who answered
the bell was gone upon his errand, we
waited in an uneasy sll #tce. There
(Vop/rttflii, 1W11, bj W li ■ Ch*pma
"I don't wish to create mysteries.
Mr. Phillips." he said kindly; "but, be-
lieve me, there is nothing to be gained
in vague discussions."
I knew that settled it as far as he
was concerned, so I nodded my head
and filled a pipe. At eleven he walked
across the room and switched off the
If nothing happens, you can take
TOAD A VALUABLE SERVANT NOT HIGH-PLACED AMBITION
was the shadow of an ugly mystery I your turn in four hours from now," he
upon us all Jackson, as he entered, i said "In the meanwhile get to sleep,
was the only one who seemed at his • I will keep the first watch."
ease He stood there—a tall figure of 1 1 shut my eyes; but there was no
all the respectabilities. I rest in me that night. I lay listening
"The inspector here wishes you to j to the silence of the old house with a
go to London. Jackson," said the man j dull speculation Somewhere far down
A 7,000 barrel tank of gasoline,
owned by the Indiahoma Refinery
Co., was struck by lightning and
burned. The refinery was not dam-
aged. The loss totals $40,000, with
insurance of $25,000.
If Kate Barnard is granted oil and
gas leases on three strips of river
bed for which she has bid before the
state school land commission, she
will use the profits to build a home
for friendless working women
Sam Ford, a white man. section
foreman of the M„ C). A; (i railroad
at Bernice, pleaded guilty in district
court at Jay to padding the payroll of
his section gang, and was sentenced
to a year and a day in the penitentiary
Sons of Confederate Veterans have
arranged for a special train to fake
them to the national encampment of
Vnited Confederate Veterans at Jack-
sonville, Fla.. which will be held May
5. 6. 7 and 8. The United Confederate
Veterans will go from the state in
two special trains, one leaving Okla-
homa City over the Rock Island Sun-
day evening. May the other leaving
Altus over the Frisco.
Fire starting at 3 o'clock in the
morning completely destroyed Wilkin
Hall, one of the buildings of the state
technical school at Tonkawa. The
buAding was two and a half stories
high, used for chapel services and con-
tained the museum. It was valued at
$85,000. Only a few of the stuffed '
animals in the museum were saved.
Insurance of $40,000 was carried on j
the building and $12,000 on contents, j
Claimed by the pastor. Rev. H. F
Brill, to have been retaliatory for
the prosecution of bootleggers, an at-
tempt was made early Thursday
tempt was made early last Thursday
of Bixby. The fire was discovered
in time to save the structure from
complete destruction but the front
exterior where the fire was started
was badly damaged Paraffin had
been poured over the entrance and
the interior had been saturated with
Antonio Marino, an Austrian resid-
ing at Bache, was thrown from his
horse and sustained a badly fractured
skull. Physicians hold out no hope
for his recovery. He was to have hern
married Sunday to Miss Maggie Nicol-
lette, an Italian girl Bring at Krebs.
The first break in the oil market
for years came last week when the
Prairie Oil and Gas Co. posted a drop
of five cents, bringing the price down
to $1 on Oklahoma crude. The other
companies will follow suit. Overpro-
duction in the Bartlesville sand of
the Cushing field is given as the cause.
1 woke with a start that left me sit-
ting up in bed. with my heart thump-
ing in my ribs like a piston rod I am
not generally a light sleeper, but that
night, even while I snored, my nerves
were active. Stonie one had tapped at
my door—that was my impression.
I listened with the uncertain fear
tl*it comes to the ne^Sly waked. Then
I heard it again—on the wall near my
head this time. A board creaked.
Some one was groping his way down
thi dark corridor without. Presently
ho stopped, and a faint line of illu
mWiation sprang out under my door. It
winked, and then grew still. He had
lit a candle.
Assurance came with the streak of
light What was he doing, groping in
the dark, if he had a candle with him?
I crept over to the door, opened it, and
stared cautiously out.
About a score feet away a man was
standing—a striking figure against the
light he carried. His back was to-
wards me. but I could see that his
hand was shading the candle from bis
eyes while he stared into the shad
ows that clung about the further end
of the corridor.
Presently he began to move forward, j
Tfce picture gallery and the body of
the house lay behind me. The corri
dor in which he stood terminated in a
window, set deep into the stone of the
old walls. The man walked slowly,
throwing the light to right and left.
His attitude was of nervous expecta-
tion—that of a man who looked for
something that he feared to see.
At the window lie stopped, staring
about him and listening He examined
the fastenings, and then tried a door
on his right. It was locked against
him As he did so I caught his pro-
file against the light It was Harbord.
the secretary. From where I stood he
was not more than forty feet away.
There was no possibility of a mistake.
As he turned to come back 1 retreat-
ed into my room, closed the door. The
fellow was in a state of great agita-
tion. and. I could hear him muttering
to himself as he walked. When he had
passed by 1 peeped out to see him and
his light dwindle, reach the corner by
the picture gallery, and fade into a re-
1 took care to turn the key before I
got back Into bed
I woke again at seven, and. hurry
ing on my clothes, set off to tell Peace
all about it. I took him to the place,
and together we examined the corri
dor. There were only two rooms be-
yond mine. The one on the left was
an unoccupied bedroom: that the
right was a large storeroom, the door
of which was locked The housekeep-
er kept the key, we learnt upon in
quiry. Whom had Harbord followed?
The problem was beyond me. As for
Inspector Peace, he did not indulge in
it was in the central hall that we
encountered the secretary on his way
to the breakfast room. The man
looked nervous and depressed; he nod
ded to us. and was passing on, when
Peace stopped him.
"Good morning. Mr. Harbord," he
said "Can I have a word with you?"
"Certainly, inspector. What is it?"
' I have a favor to ask My assist
ant and myself have our hands full
here. If necessary could you help us
bv running up to London, and—"
For the day?" he Interrupted.
ager "He will explain the details.
There is a fast train from Camdon at
"Certainly, sir. Do I return tonight?"
"No. Jackson," said Peace. "It will
take a day or two."
The man took a couple of steps to-
wards the door, hesitated, and then re
turned to hi3 former place.
"I beg your pardon, sir." he began,
addressing Ransom. "But I would
rather remain at Meudon under pres-
"What on earth do you mean?" thun-
dered the manager.
"Well. sir. I was the last to see Mr.
Ford. There is. at It were, a suspicion
upon me. I should like to be present
while the search continues, both for
his sake—and my own."
"Very kind of you, I'm sure."
growled Ransom. "But you either do
what 1 tell you. Jackson, or you pack
your boxes and clear out. So be quick
and make up your mind."
"I think you are treating me most
unfairly, sir. But I cannot be per-
suaded out of what I know to be my
"You Impertinent rascal!" began
the furious manager. But Peace was
already on his feet with a hand out-
"Perhaps, after all, I can make oth-
er arrangements, Mr. Ransom," he
said. "It is natural that Jackson
should consider his own reputation in
this affair. That is all. Jackson; you
may go now."
It was half an hour afterwards,
when the end of breakfast had dis-
]>ersed the party, that 1 spoke to Peace
in the lower floor a great gong-like
clock chimed the hours and quarters
I heard them every one from twelve
to one. from one to two. Peace had
stopped smoking. He sat as silent as
a < at at a mousehole.
It must have been some fifteen min
utes after two that I heard the faint,
faint creak of a board in the corridor
outside. I sat up. every nerve strung
to a tense alertness. And then there
came a sound I knew well, the soft
drawing touch of a hand groping in
the darkness as some one felt his way
along the panelled walls. It passed
u* ajid was gone. Yet Peace never
moved. Could he have fallen asleep?
I whispered his name.
The answer came to me like a gen
| tie sigh.
One minute, two minutes more and
the room sprang into sight under the
glow of an electric hand-lamp. The In-
spector rose from his seat and slid
through the d*or. with me upon his
heels. The light he carried searched
the clustered shadows; but the corri-
dor was empty, nor waa there any
place where a man might hide
"You waited too long," I whispered
"The man is no fool, Mr. Phillips
Do you imagine that he was not listen-
ing and staring like a hunted beast.
A noisy board, a stumble, or a flash of
light, and we should have wasted a tir-
"Nevertheless he has got clear
Its Uses in the World Have Not Been
Accorded the Recognition It Has
Few well-meaning creatures have
been more thoroughly misunderstood
that the homely, meditative and re-
Formerly the toad was considered a
venomous reptile, but in our day its
habits have been more carefully ob-
eerved and Its great value to the
pomologist and gardener has been
fully established on account of Its
propensity for destroying insects.
We should, therefore, cultivate the
friendship and assistance of the in-
sectivorous reptiles, including the
striped snake, as well as that of birds.
Every tidy housewife detests the
cockroach, mice and other vermin.
Two or three domesticated toads
would keep the coast clear of these
and would be found more desirable
than a cat, as they are wholly free
from trespassing on the rights of man
as does the cat. The toad is pos-
sessed of a timid and retiring nature,
loving dark comers and shady places,
but under kind treatment becoming
Many instances might be cited of
pet toads remaining several years in
a family and doing most valuable
service with no other compensation
than that of immunity from persecu-
In Europe toads are carried to the
cities to market and are purchased by
the horticulturists, who by their aid
are enabled to keep in check the mul-
tiplication of the insect tribes which
prey upon their fruits, flowers, etc.
Magazine Poet Surely Could Not Be
Accused of Having Too Strong
Desire for Wealth.
Apropos of Marshall R. Kernochan.
who makes $30 a year by writing
music, a magazine poet Bald:
"To make $30 a year out of muslo
le pretty good. It's as much as I, a
successful poet, make out of verse.
"When they see my poetry In all the
magazines, people think that I live
at the RitzOarlton. Alas, they don't
know the magazine poetry rates.
"A young lady said to yio the other
" 1 like your |>oetry so much. 1 havo
often heard the expression beautiful
as a poet's dream. Tell me, w hat uro
poet's dreams like?'
" Well, my dear young lady,' I re-
plied, 'mine are usually about three
square meuls a day, clean linen and
an occasional five-cent cigar.
S/ iS. '
A boy who had done something to
Incur the wrath of his mother and
than had taken to his hells was hotly
pursued for some distance by her.
Finding it was useless to continue the
pursuit, and almost beside herself
with rage, the old lady shouted at the
top of her voice; "I'll give anybody
a dime to catch that boy!" The boy
instantly stopped and. turning round,
shouted in reply: "Give me the dime
and I'll come back."
Commenting on John Galsworthy's
recent arraignment of parliament for
sins of omission and commission, in
which the author decried the Importa-
tion into England of the plumage of
birds "to decorate our gentlewomen."
G K. Chesterton says: "This is a
real wrong and a scandal. I am
against gentlewomen being decorated.
They have their rouge and their hair
dye. Why cannot they be content to
The Easiest Way.
"I wish 1 could make enough money
quickly, so I could have the leisure to
sit down and wfite a play so good that
It would make the country talk about
it for ten years to come."
"That's easily done. Write a bad
Why She Sidestepped.
He—They say. dear, that people who
live together get in time to look ex-
She—Then you may consider my re-
fusal final—New York Sun.
"Where shall we put the sleepy hol-
"Right on the carpet's nap."
If you want anything advertised
without cost, tell it to a gossip.
Found a Tintoretto.
A municipal councilor, Adrien Mlth-
ouard, is responsible for the discov-
ery of a masterpiece among the piles
of old canvases put aBldo as almost
valueless in the municipal storerooms
at Auteuil. Paris. His curiosity was
aroused by the aspect of one of the
canvases, which was so black that
practically nothing was visible, and
ordering the picture scrubbed, an
"Adoration of the Magi" by Tintoretto,
An Agreeable Cure.
"If I ever have to choose a disease."
said Weary Walker, "I'll pick neuras-
"Wot's good fer it, Weary?**
About all most arguments are fit for
is to promote unnecessary conversa-
and do it today. .Delay
only aggravates matters
and prolongs your suf-
fering. For any weak-
ness of the Stomach,
Liver or Bowels you
very helpful. It strengthens and assists
ihem in performing their daily (unctions.
Small Missouri Farm
Either 10. 20. 30 or 40 acres (you take vour choica
regardless of size) also 3 town lots and 300 shares In
successful 1.000 acte orchard compar y with two can-
ning factories and fui. equipment; all for oniy $300. $5
down and $5 month.y without Interest or taxes.
Wi : pay round trip railway fare of buyers. Payment*
ston in case of death.
Write for photographs and full Information.
WILLIS R. MUNGEB. 110 N. Y. Life, kansas City. Ma
ington, DC. Hoolcufrw. High*
•*1 rwifcruueea. Beat reauli*.
W. N. U., WICHITA. NO. 16-1914.
No. It may be an affair of three or
Then I must refuse. 1 am sorry,
Don't apologize. Mr. Harbord," said
the little man. cheerfully. "I nhall have
to find some one else—that is all."
We walked into the breakfast room
and a few minutes later Ransom ap-
peared with a great bundle of letters
and telegrams in his hand.
Ransom said not a word to any of
us but dropped into a chair, tearing
open the wvelopes aud glancing at
their contents. His face grew darker
as he read, and once he thumped his
h.-ind upon the table with a crash that
set the china Jingling.
"Well, inspector?" he said at last.
The little detective's head shook out
"Perhaps you require an incentive,"
he sneered. "Is it a matter of a re
w ard ?"
"No. Mr. Ransom; but it Is becom-
ing one of my personal reputation."
"Then, by thunder! you are in dan
ger of losing it. Why don't you and
f:s attitude, was of
about it, offering to go to I^ondon my- I strip of the oak flooring along the
self and do my best to carry out his walls was gray with dust. If it had
instructions. been in such a neglected state in the
"1 had bad luck in my call for vol- atternoon I should surely have noticed
unteers," be said. I jt ,n s°me curiosity I stooped to ex
"I should have thought they would amine the phenomenon.
have been glad enough to get the ! Flour. ' whispered the little man,
chance of work. They can find
particular amusement in loafing al*>ut
the place all day."
"Doubtless they all had excellent
reasons," he said with a smile. "Hut
anyway, you cannot be spared, Mr
"You flatter me."
"I want you to stay in your bed-
room. Write, read, do what you like,
but keep your door ajar. If anyone
passes down the corridor, see where
' he goes, only don't let him know ihat
j you are watching him if you ran help
j it. 1 will take my turn at half past
| one 1 don't mean to starve you."
1 obeyed After all. It was. in a
manner, promotion that the inspector
had given me; yet it was a tedious,
anxious time No one came my way,
barring a sour-looking housemaid. I
tried to argue out the case, but the
i I touching my shoulder.
"Yes I sprinkled it myself. Jx>ok—
th*r<- i* the first result."
He Btea/iied his light as he spoke,
poiJ g with bis other hand. On the
powdery surface was the half foot-
print of a man
The flour did not extend more than
a o? feet from the walls, so that
it was only here and there that we
caught up th# trail. We had passed
the be iroorn on the left—yet the foot-
prints still went on; we were at the
ston room door, yet they still were
visible before us There was no other
egrehs from the corridor. The tall
a • a it end was, as I knew, a
good twenty feet from the ground. Had
this man also vanished ofT the earth
j like Silas Ford?
' Suddenly the inspector stopped.
deeper I Ri>t the more coiifllrtlnK Krew | graapinK my arm. The light he held
my theories' I was never more glad f ll upon two footprints set close to-
to see a friendly face than when the | gether They were *t right angles to
little man came In upon me the passage. Apparently the man had
The short winter's afternoon crept passed Into the solid wall!
on, the Inspector and I taking turn and j "Peace, what does this mean?"
turn about In our sentry duty Pinner (CHRONICLES ToyriK CONTINUED.)
time came and went I had been off
dutv from tline, but at ten-thirty I Prehistoric Monster.
poured out a whisky and soda and Eighty feet long and thirty feet
back to Join him He was sit- j high, the atlantosaurus was one <of
Mmr friend hustle, instead of loitering
around as if you were paid ^ <h« I ti.^'in'Te n.ldd'l'e *'th8 YoomTmok | our prehistoric aulmaH.
day? 1 tell you, man, there are thou- 1 ting in ine n.iuuie w vu* t
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