The Mooreland Leader. (Mooreland, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, September 1, 1905 Page: 2 of 4
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OHIR ICHMOEBELKN, Pub.
Tiifi Czar ni'ods advice. Thcr<. are
millions of Americans willing to give
iifni all he wants.
A poem to him by Alfred Austin
forms just at present the fly In White-
iaw Reid's ointment.
Rockefeller has cornered all tne oils
except castor oil. The castor bean is
holding out defiantly.
A man's name is often very attrac-
tive to a woman except for the man
that goes along with It.
Of course the aeronauts are making
progress, hut the future of aerial navi-
gation is still all in the air.
A man in St. Louis shot himself
dead because he couldn't sleep. In-
somnia will worry him no more.
The English papers speak feelingly
ill "Dr. Osier of Chicago university."
This evens tilings up. and all is now
Charity covers a multitude of sins,
but. it's too much to ask of us to
stretch it over those who commit
crimes in its name
Even Russell Sage has to have a
birthday once a year, unwarrantable
,though he may feel it to be to indulge
iin them so frequently.
We can readily believe the doctor
,who says there are no good mosqui-
toes. Even dead ones are generally
niussy and undesirable.
The man who sold his wife for S5
and his furniture for $50 would bring
about one-ten-thousandth of a cent If
he were sold at auction. •
A Pennsylvania woman coughed up
two frogs the other day. There will
be no excuse for her If she ever gets
hopping mad after this.
"Next to whisky," says a physician,
"mosquitoes are mankind's greatest
curse." Did you know that moHqultoes
had got next to whisky?
Nobody who knows Wizard Burbank
will believe for one moment that he
had anything to do with the evolution
of the California raisin trust.
Secretary Wilson says the cotton
scandal was started by a bull, a bear
and a woman. Of course It couldn't
get along without a woman In it.
Speaking of heroism, the doctors
and nurses who are volunteering for
service in the yellow fever belt ought
to come In for honorable mention.
To sell a gold brick lo the smart set
is not so uncommonly funny. There
are fads and fancies in humbler life
for parting the fool and his money.
Harper's Weekly predicts that soon
it will be considered bad form to be
wicked. It is so considered cow—
unless there's at leant a million In it.
Our modern grafters will get after
Pr I. Shcpardson If he tries to class
them with the grafters of a century
ago, who were mere pikers at the
"When." asks the London World,
"does a woman look her best?" We
have heard of men who would be
mean enough to answer: "When her
Hps are closed."
By getting herself elected school
trustee Mrs. Mackay shows the other
New York society women that there
Is a better way of gaining fame than
b.v giving monkey dinners.
Judging by the sample cabled.
Mfred Austin's poem acainst the un-
preparedness of the British army for
war is qulu> down to the' usual stan-
dard of England's poet laureate.
it Is encouraging to see that the
decision of a New York hotel manage-
ment, ousting dogs from the hostlery.
Is tempered by the gracious permis-
sion that "a few babies" may remain.
Public opinion probably will sustain
the Massachusetts judge who says
that umbrellas are private property.
They are anybody's private property,
according to many persons who see
them lying around.
Whenever an auto accident occurs
the explanation Is made that the
chauffeur did not purposely do the
damage. Certainly; when a man is
scorching he does rot have time to
plan every twist of the wrist
Nat Goodwin has. it appears, been
arrested through a practical Joke by
"his frltnri" Jlmm.v Britt. prize fight-
er. Britt is not to be complimented
on the quality of his humor, nor flood-
• vin on the quality of his friends.
Japan's tea crop is a partial failure
this year. The suspicion Is that the
mikado's Illustrious ancestors have
been too busy assisting in the conduct
of the war to pay their accustomed at-
tention to the agricultural interests of
An Italian an-i w!fe have made
grinillne a hand organ in New
York, and with this fortune will r
tire to Italy. What a blessing it
would be if wo could induce every
organ grinder to i«*lre for so iuslgnJ.
flcant a sum
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LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF.
Sanguinary disorders are reported
from Siedlice, Russian Poland.
It is officially stated that the reports
that the German Fraperor objects to
mediation by President Roosevelt are
An additional rural free delivery
route has been established, beginning
November 1, at Dawn, Livingston
United States Ambassador Meyer
and Foreign Minister Lamsdorff con-
ferred concerning the Portsmouth
T. P. Burgess started in his fifth at-
tempt to swim the English channel.
Burgess was compelled to give up af-
ter covering sixteen miles.
Mr. Rockefeller declined to make
any statement concerning the cable-
gram from the Paris Matin, which
was received early in the evening at
Forest Hill, his summer residence.
Thomas Walshaw of Chicago Is In
a hospital with a fractured skull from
a blow by a highwayman while he
reached for his watch. He was also
robbed of a small amount of money.
The American schooner yacht El-
mlna 11, won the International race
for the Prince of Wales cup, leading
the second boat, the American schoon-
er Corona, over the finish line by
about "0 minutes.
Congressman Bartholdt of St. Louis
en route to the thirteenth session of
the Inter-Parliamentary union, which
will begin in Brussels, was tendered
a reception in Schleise, Germany,
which was his former home.
After twelve years of tedious and
painstaking work, the officials of the
World's Columbian exposition have
succeeded in closing up the affairs of
the gre.it world's fair. President Har-
low N. IIIggitibolham and Secretary
10. (). Edmonds -must still remain offi-
cers of the company, however, as
$20,(100 Is on hand belonging to stock-
holders who cannot be found.
New passenger equipment costing
in the aggregate yearly $5,000,00(1 has
been ordered for the lines in the New
York Central systm. The new ears
and coaches for the elghteen-hour
trains just received from the Pullman
company cost $1,000,000. To main-
tain this elghteen-hour service, 'four
complete trains, exactly alike, iu- re-
.1. S. Peterson, of Dallas county,
member of the Arkansas legislature,
has committed suicide by shotting
himself through the head with a pis-
tol, Despondency over protracted 111
health is the supposed cause of the
The annual report of Brigadier Gen-
eral Theodore J. Wint. commanding
the department of the Missouri, re-
commends that army chaplains shall
not be allowed to perform marriages
of soldiers unless previous permission
shall have been given by the com-
manding officer, th«• enlistment of
married soldiers being discouraged by
the war department.
Consul General Miller at Yokoho-
ma in his report to the state de-
partment on the seizure of the Ameri-
can boat near Siberia says: "The
Australia was seized by the Japanese
off Petropavlosk and it is now at
Yokohoma. The crew were turned
over to thi' American consul general
and the boat sent to the prize court.
The legal proceedings will take some
1 Inie. The captain and crew are with-
V serous situation prevails at War-
saw. Business Is almost suspended.
Police patrols are stopping all per-
sons in the streets, including the oc-
cupants of carriages, demanding from
them proofs of their identify. There
haw been many arrests, and many
persons have been Injured in the dis-
turbances. The prisons are overflow-
The British steamer Baralting and
the Japanese transport Klnjo collided
in the inland sea. The transport was
sunk and 12? invalided Japanese sol-
diers were drowned.
The man looking at him wondered;
but ho did not know Mr. Hamilton, so
he wondered less. Presently, how-
ever, as a quiver went through her
eyelids, her husband dropped on his
knees beside her and clasped her
band in one of his, but ttmllly, -the
watchf r thought, and said in a low,
"Constance, my wife!"
And she opened her eyes and looked
at him, vaguely at first, then with a
questioning, half-frightened manner.
The man gazed into her face as if
lie would drink his fill of its sweet
lineaments. The eager gaze did not
seem to please her. and she drew
away her hand.
"There Is much to explain," she
said gravely, for she was now quite
"You are right, Constance, and this
is not. the place for you now," and he
glanced at the monument.
Casual as was the look, it brought
•he color to her face, and she arose
and drew down her veil.
Mr. Hamilton and his wife passed
out together and up the street to their
house, both silent, both evidently con
strained by deep emotions of which
they did not speak the one to the
other till they reached the Hamilton
Mr. Hamilton held open the gate for
his wife to enter, and it reacted with
a bang that made her start nervously.
"You are not well," said her hus-
band, "and no wonder."
"No, I am not well, and, as you
say, It Is no wonder."
They were soon at the door, and
they entered the house together, but
Constance with a hesitating step.
Finally, as they stood side by side la
the sitting room, she whirled sudden-
ly about and cried hysterically:
"Why did you leave me? Why did
you leave me?"
"Constance, can you believe I would
leave you willingly. By heavens! you
are the most beautiful woman I ever
"Yes, I will tell you why I stayed
so long when I meant to have re-
turned in two weeks. You will won-
der greatly when I tell you that I
lost all knowledge of my own Identity,
my very name, even, soon after I left
Grovedale. My memory was gone to-
tally, absolutely. What I did, or saw,
or where I went then, I know no more
than you do. It was as if I had sunk
into a dreamless sleep after 1 left you.
That, Constance, is the reason I did
Constance did not speak, and he
"My mind was blank for many
weeks, or perhaps I should say my
past, was a blank, for I somehow man-
aged to support myself, through man-
ual labor, perhaps, for when I regain-
ed my consciousness I was at work
with a gang of men in Seattle, Wash-
"When," she asked, "did this loss of
memory come to you?"
"I think about the time I reached
Portland, for I recollect some inci-
dents of the journey there in a vague
way, but nothing clearly."
"Do you recollect a woman's speak-
ing to you on the street before you
took the cars at Grovedale? She
came out of the Essex House."
"Yes, I recollect that perfectly. She
was a stranger, a very pretty woman
with curiously tinted hair, almost
green, or am I mistaken?" he asked,
with a puzzled look.
"No; they said she had green hair,"
said Mr. Carter. "She ought, to have
traveled with Barnum. Well, what
did she want of you?"
"She thought she knew me, at first;
but I assured her of her mistake."
"But did she not go on the train
with you to Portland, or part of the
way?" asked Constance.
"Not that I remember, and yet—
stay! That is one of the vague recol-
lections I alluded to. It seems some-
times aa If I did see and talk with
her on the train."
"You certainly did, Vane; the con-
"Why 4d you leave met"
law," walking away from her in great
agitation. "But you are tired. Your
uncle will be here to-night. I will
explain all then. Meanwhile, you
must rest. Go to your room and I
will sit here."
She looked at him gratefully. Then
as If a sudden recollection seized her
she murmured something about the
"Yes, they will be home from school
soon, I suppose. I must wait. They
will find I have not forgotten their
commissions," he said, smiling.
Constance stood watching him while
he talked, and then, with a dazed,
questioning look In her eyes, walked
toward the door. "1 will do as you
say." she said, "for I am very tired."
His look followed her from the
room. Then, as the swish of her long,
silken gown died away and the door
closed behind her. he turned his face
away and struck his breast with his
clenehed hand, but no word broke the
Perfectly Immovabe and rigid, he
stood in the middle of the room for
several minutes. Then he walked
about examining the pictures, books,
and the view from the window, as is
the way with one who has been long
absent And upstairs in her room,
with her door locked. Constance lay
on her bed with wide-open eyes gaz-
ing at the ceiling and thinking, study-
At tea-time Mr. Carter arrived.
Strangely enough no tidings of Mr.
Hamilton's return had reached him,
and It was, therefore, a positive shock
to see him sitting there with Perley
in his arras and Clare beside him
while Constance, with grave, preoccu-
pied gaze, was busy about some
trifling household matter.
"Bless my soul. Vane!" he cried,
and stopped, gasping.
Vane grasped him heartily by his
hand and said:
"You hadn't heard of my arrival,
Noi a word, nut one word. Well,
I cm glad, more than glad, to see you
back, hey. Constance?" vaguely un-
easy at his niece's stillness
"Yes, uncle; but he has not ex-
plained yet why he was gone so long.''
ductor says so: but she did not go as
far as Portland."
"I thought so. That is about the
only thing I recollect distinctly."
"Vane," said his uncle, suddenly,
"do you suppose any of your actions
were questionable—I mean unlawful?"
"I hope not." said Vane, looking
startled; "still 1 don't know. I know
I was doing good honest work in Se-
attle when I came to myself. Any
one can be assured of that by writing
to Barnacle & Co., Seattle. Washing-
ton. There is something back of your
questioning, uncle. What is It."
"Vane, you are looked upon as a de-
faulter here in Grovedale."
"A defaulter! Why, I did not take
one penny of the bank funds when I
went away. I remember that per-
"Does Tony think me a defaulter?"
"No, he does not. He and Cor*
stance—and—and—myself were the
only ones who believed you innocent.
Henderson,' too, thought as I did; but,
of course, we were obliged to settle
"Bonds? Did it go so far as that?
Then something was taken from the
bank. It must have been a burglar
who entered and deceived Tony some-
"No, not that. Nothing was actual-
ly missing, and the pass-books were
all right. But it was the notes, one
of Bowles & Estes, the other of C. B.
"What of them?"
"Simon Low declares you presented
those very notes, I mean Bowles ft
Estes, which he deposited Ln the Na-
tional Bank, and he says that he paid
you five thousand dollars for it on the
spot as collateral. The note was but
five hundred dollars originally, until
the amount was altered."
He got up and walked the room in
"What about the other note?"
"That was presented in the same
way, the face altered to read four
thousand dollars instead of four hun-
dred dollars. The cashier could not
swear it was you, but he supposed ev-
erything to be all right. Low declares
he could not have been mistaken, for
he knows you as well as I do."
"Yes, Low knows me, but I be-
lieve he has been deceived. I will
see him and talk with him. Nine
thousand dollars. Is that the sum?"
"And my bondsmen had to pay it?"
"Well, it shall be paid back, every
cent of it, if it can be really proved
that it was I who took it. But as the
matter now stands, it looks to me like
a foul conspiracy to rob me of my
good name. Though why any one
should want to do it I can't conceive.
Tony must have been mistaken. It
must have been a burglar."
"So we thought until we heard from
"Have you had detectives at work?''
asked Mr. Hamilton, after a period of
"Yes, two of them; private detective
Bruce, and Swan, of the police head-
quarters in Boston."
"Swan followed the river affair.
You were thought to have been
drowned or murdered. And Bruce
looked up the defaulting matter. He
fancied at one time that he got on
the trail of you, or some one that
looked like you. in the West, a man
"What sort of a man was Ashley."
"Bad sort; a bank swindler. Bruce
saw his photograph; looked like you.
Bless my soul! who knowg but he was
the man Low saw."
"I thought of that; but It seems too
unlikely for belief."
"Ashley had a wife named Lenora,"
said Mrs. Hamilton. Is the name new
to you?" she asked, keenly.
"It is. I never remember to have
"And yet you said In your dreams
the night before you went away, 'Le-
nora—Nora—a pretty name.' "
He looked at her in amazement.
"Are you sure?"
"Yes: and the green-haired woman
who spoke to you was named Lenora,
and she was Ashley's wife."
"I have no recollection of any such
name. Dreams are hard to explain.
But how do you know all this about
Ashley and a wife named Lenora?"
"It was brought out by Bruce's in.
vestigations," said Mr. Carter. "You
see there was reason for suspicions."
"So it seems. This Ashley may be
my double. Well. I shall look into the
matter, talk with Low, and if I find,
beyond doubt, that I have been guilty
of altering notes and other question-
able acts, I will set them right."
(To be continued.)
FIGHT WITH HUGE SEA BAT.
Fish That Leaps Into the Air and
Turns a Somersault
Imagine a jet black bat of fifteen or
more feet across, with a long, slender
tail, the fins rising and falling like
wings with a motion the perfection of
grace; wings jet black above, pure
white below: flashing alternately
black and white as the fishes turned
and swung alone, standing out against
the mauve tint of the bottom with
wonderful distinctiveness. They bore
a remarkable resemblance to bats and
were the bats of the sea.
As the dinghy moved nearer I saw
that rare spectacle—a huge ray turn
completely over, throwing a somer-
sault as it swung around, a picture of
Yes. but Tory Osborn declares you j graee yet nf!Vt,r Ioglng its position.
came to the bank on the twenty-sec
ond, at about seven o'clock in the
"He must have been mistaken."
"No, he is positive; and besides,
there is proof of it."
"You spoke to him. 'Hullo,' says
Tony; you said the same, and that he
probably didn't expect, to see you so
soon. He said he didn't, and passed
on. You opened the door with your
own key and went in."
"Strange! What does It mean? Did
I come here?"
"No, you evidently came as far as
the river bank, and there all trace
seemed swallowed up. We thought
you might have been drowned. A
man was found In the river—his re-
mains, I mean—and Constance had
them buried at her expense."
"But how do you know I came to
"Your traveling cap and one of your
shirt-studs were found there, the last
by an Italian employed on the rail
road, the first by Tony Osborn. Au-
j other shirt-stud was found on the
desk at the back the morning after
I you entered it."
"Who says so?"
presenting for a few seconds beautiful
lines attuned to perfect grace. I was
fascinated by this singular perform-
ance. characteristic of these giant
fishes, and might have remained in-
active had not the dinghy reached a
point when It was upparent they must
I permitted one. two. three to go
slowly whirling on, then, selecting
one that was headed up the lagoon in
the direction of the cul-de-sac. I hurled
the quivering grain pole into the black
shadow just as it was about to turn.
I heard the quick thud, saw the pole
leap from the socket, heard the In-
dian plying his oar to head the dinghy
up the reef, and then the very bottom
of the sea seemed to rise Into the air
as the great batlike creature rose
bodily from a maelstrom of spray, of-
fering a vision of beatlrg wings that
deluged boat and occupants; then It
fell with a resounding crash, the big
waves from the impact careening the
dinghy Metropolitan Magazine.
Oreen—They say Sharpe depends
upon his wits for a livelihood.
Brown—That's a mistake. He de-
pends upon the absence of wit in
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No man likes to have the woman h«
loves watch him eat.
When You Buy Starch
buy Defiance and get the best. 16 ox.
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When the nervous man is all on
•dge he proceeds to get an edge on.
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A cynic is a man who has no earth-
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Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of as
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There Isn't a department store on
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Do Your Clothea Look Yellow?
Then use Defiance Starch, it will
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Liquor will improve with age, but
the trouble is the average man won't
It Is simply impossible to get any
month out of the twelve to live up
to the magazine poetry that is writ-
ten about It.
New Roentgen Terminology.
At the recent Roentgen congress In
Berlin a special committee adopted
the following terminology for the new
science. Roentgenology is the study
•f Roentgen rays. Roentgenography
is observation by Roentgen rays.
Orthoroentgenography in place of
and the verb to roentgenise in their
Titled Engine Driver.
Probably the only occasion on
which a titled lady acted as engine
driver was when the Marchioness of
Tweeddale drove the engine of the
first train that crossed the new Fourth
bridge. Notwithstanding its enor-
mous length and the keen wind that
was blowing in her face, the mar-
chioness carried out her self-imposed
task, and was congratulated on the
uniform speed that she maintained.
Lesson for Women.
Jersey Shore. Pa., Aug. 28th (Spe-
cial)—"Dodd's Kidney Pills have done
worlds of good for me." That's what
Mrs. C. B. Earnest of this place has
to say of the Great American Kidney
"I was laid up sick," Mrs. Earnest
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bed for five weeks. Then I began to
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so I can work and go to town without
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Women who suffer should learn a
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Pills and your suffering will cease."
Woman's health depends almost en-
tirely on her kidneys. Dodd's Kidney
Pills have never yet failed to make
Crown Prince's Bravery.
The other day the Crown Prince
and Princess of Germany, while rid-
ing in a motor car. came suddenly
upon an equestrian, whose horse rear-
ed and became unmanageable. The
prince leaped out. seized the horse
and quieted it, while the princess,
with rare presence of mind, snap-shot-
ted the incident with her camera.
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