The Mustang Mail. (Mustang, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, February 5, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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THE FATAL REQUEST
OR FOUND OUT
By A. L. Harrl* Author of "Mine Own Familiar Friend." otc.
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U o in jt a n y.
There are now forty-three postal
money order offices in tlie Indian Ter-
The Lawton ire & Fuel company is
constrtictlng a plant and cold storage
to cost *48,500 when completed.
At the close of tho criminal term
of court at Muskogee last week 117
prisoners were sentenced in the reg-
ulation time—117 minutes.
It is reported from Lawton that Cap-
tain Oakes is visiting Fort Sill with a
view to making that point the place
for holding the annual maneuvers.
Hon. J. I). Beendict, superintendent
of schools in the Indian Territory, has
been appointed a member of tho com-
mittee on resolutions of the national
educational association, which meets
in St. Louis July Cth, of this year.
John Shtinda, aged 21 years, was
fined $100 and costs by Justice of the
Peace (!. A. Teague at Lexington last
week for cutting and carrying off an
ornamental pine tree in A. Hut chin's
yard. The boy will lay the line out
In a letter sent out by n New York
firm Norman leads the list of twenty
four Oklahoma towns in cotton re-
ceipts up to January 1st. Normau is
credited with 5,400 bales.
The Muskogee school board are ad-
vertising for bids for the erection of
two brick and stone school houses.
Bids will be opened February 15th.
El Reno has a commercial club that,
has a peculiarity of getting what they
go after. A short time ago tho needs
of a new school building was needed
nnd the club got in its work and now
all that remains is for tho school
board to follow thier plans. The club
also has a feaisble plan for bridging
the South Canadian that will be pre-
sented before the county commission-
ers at their next meeting.
Delegate McGuire is confident that
ho will succeed in opening tin big
pasture reserve at this session e1
There is a move on foot among tho
fruit and vegetable growers in the
vicinity of Durant to establish a can-
ning factory in that city. There is at
present over 500 acres of fruit trees
planted adjoining and closely tribu-
tary to Durant, which will bear in th
spring of 1905, and a canning factory
will bo needed to handle the gre;it
The Lawton clubmen appointed a
committee of six to go to Oklahoma
City and interest the business men
of that city in the movement to se
cure the army maneuvers at Fort Sill
and to make it a regimental post.
The Elks of El Reno will either
build or purchase lodge rooms with
business rooms underneath.
"Pot hunters" arr numerous in parts
of the Indian Territory and the officers
are determined to put nil end to it. It
1 sagainst the law to kill game in In-
dian Territory, except for subsistence
and at the end of five years, at the
rate it is Ik ing slaughtered, there will
bo little game left.
Woods county lend« tho list in
scholastic population of Oklahoma
with 15,1597 children of school ag« .
Pottawatomie county is second wiiii
12.071. The smallest is Beaver county
which only lias 1,633.
Work is now in progress on flu
drainage of the big bend of the Salt
river near Romulus. This projec t ha
been contemplated lor a number of
months. This \% ill r< < laim a vast por
tion of overflow land and make it suit
uble lor cultivation.
A building used for the boy's it ting
room of the Eufaula high school was
burned last week. The loss will be
less than |500.
J. W. Whitney has brought suit
against A. B. Chism, an Oklahoma
City physician, for J 1,500 for mal-
Dr. Carl Schmidt of Collinsville
has been a pointed organizer of the
antl-horscthlef association of the In-
Tho Perry cotton Kin. owned and
operated by Ed. Coyle, was last week
entirely destroyed by lire. The lo*s
will be heavy. At the time seventy-
live bales of cotton were in tho hull I
!ng. There was some insurance, but
not enough to cover loss.
Colonel J. Blair Shoenfelt, Indian
agent, has gone to Washington ou
business connected with his oftlce.
I 1 me about him: but I like him better
even than 1 thought I should now I \
met Mm.'' I
l^ater on, in the retirement of the i
best spare bedroom. Dr. Cartwright 1
was communing with himself: |
"I had an idea she'd be a nice girl, j
I ! and I wasn't far out. If I'd said an un i
I I commonly nice girl. I should hav«
been nearer the mark. Seems a sensi- )
. ble girl, too. this one. 1 should sa> j
But have vou discovered anything i h( r wai8t wa twenty-two inc hes ]
I relating to Hie past? ■anything to I and an appetite t.i match! And h.r i
"To Be Left Till Called For." show why he left England and went
Three weeks later and the curtain j to America?"
rising discloses the same scene. Ji is | Mr. Sharp referred to another of
the second interview between Mr. tin documents before him. "1 have
John Sharp and his new client. i bee n hard at work ever since my re-
"So you hod m> letter, sir? ' said j turn to town, trying to pick up the
the former. "I hope you didn't think thread. At last ii occurred to me to
I was wasting time? But the fact is,
you gave me rather a large order."
"1 do not care how much time you
take over the affair so long as you
bring it to a successful issue. The
question is, what have you been do-
ing? What have you discovered? And
do you think that you are on the right
"You shall see for yourself, sir."
said the detective. "To begin with. 1
had to discover at which hotel the
two gentlemen put up. 1 went first
of all to the 'Lord Warden,' before
trying any of the others, and in the
visitor's book 1 found a couple of en
tries, both under the same date—
April 24th .James Ferrers' and *S.
i try and find out the photographer—
the one who took this photograph"—
selecting it from among the other ar-
, tieles before him. "Somewhat to my
j surprise. I found the same Arm still
1 carrying on business. I explained
matters, and found them very obliging
and willing to givo any assistance in
I their power. Of course, it was too
' much to expect that they would re-
i member anything about a customer
I who came to them so far back as
I 1 sns; but they referred back to some
' <if their books, and"—triumphantly—
! "they found the name and an address.
Here it is."
' Mr. John Sharp handed him another
I paper, which had an address written
, on it, and continued, "l went to this
At this remarkable confirmation of ] place, No. 23 South Street, Penton-
hls suspicions, the young mail could i ville. There happened to be a card in
not restrain a violent start, which ! tho window announcing 'apartments
Mr. Sharp received as a tribute to ! to let for a single gentleman.' I saw
the profession in general and himself the landlady, an ancient party, and
in particular. j led her back by degrees to the date
"I had not expected that you would in question, and found that she did
discover it so easily," murmured his remember a Mr. Ferrers, or some such
client. "It almost seems—but never
mind, go on!" with eagerness.
"That was the name of the gentle-
man who arrived first and secured a
private sitting room, mentioning at
the same time that he expected a
friend from London, who would re-
main for the night and would require
a bedroom. Between six and seven,
a gentleman did arrive, who inquired
if anyone of the name of Ferrers were
stopping there. The waiter told him
yes, that a gentleman of that name
had arrived by the boat that morn-
ing, and directed him to the door of
name, who was with her from 'Mftv-
eight to 'sixty. But after that, date
he left her, and went to the West End
to live, 'and she did hear *"
"What?" was the question, short
and sharp, which fell from the other's
"'She did hear.'" continued Mr.
Sharp. '• though how she came by it
she didn't know, that lie subsequently
went abroad under a cloud.' "
"And that is all?"
"That is all at present, and not so
bad. I think."
"And what is to be done now?" was
Packages and cases with the initials
the private sitting room. The waiter
also informed me that they dined to-
gether at the table d'hote, and seemed,
to al! appearances, on the most ami-
cable terms. The next morning they
breakfasted together in their private
room, nnd left by the 4:110 train in
the afternoon. The waiter mentioned
a circumstance, which I take to be of
considerable importance, which was
that one of the chambermaids told
him that, from the appearance of the
b( .1. :•!!
the impatient question.
"Well, sir. in my opinion there is
only one thing."
"And that is?"
"Wait and see what happens!"
At Twelve of the Clock.
It is all very well to tell another
person to wait, but it is not so easy
| lor the other person. However. Ted
keep him em
believed that the gentleman ^ Tturritt had plenty
crossed by that boat—had slept with i There were all h!s father's affairs
a pistol, or something, under bis pil | to be settled, and arrangements made
low. Ah! you see the importance oi j for carrying on the business in rim-
that bit of evidence? 1 1
"The next thing I had to do," con
name's May! Pretty
short and sweet!"
At the same moment that the doc-
tor was pursuing these reflections.
Ted Burritt was inserting the key
into tho lock of the study door. Dur-
ing all this time, he had allowed none
to enter the room except himself. It j
seemed to him to be full of mysteri
ous associations, which no outside
influence should be allowed to dis-
Nothing had been moved. His fath-
ers chair, pushed back against the j
wall, remained just as he had left it
on the last time he had entered the
room. The pen Jay beside tho blot-
ting pad, and the dust had accumulat
ed over everything. He placed the
lamp upon the table and drew up a
Then he unlocked that same com- I
partment. removed the bundles of pa i
pers as before, touched the spring
which opened the secret recesses and
took from it the burnt letter.
Again he took a sheet of paper and
a pert from the desk—he would not
use that other which lay beside liim, |
with the ink dried upon it - and be
gan again to write and re-write the
words which he knew by heart:
"Have not forgotten ... of twenty j
years ... on receiving this 1< ttcr
at once for Dover ... expect to reach
... There is that between us which
... not allow you to deny ... 1 ask
... and many ... you alone can ... If I
you refuse, I shall . .. that you . .. a.c
the criminal ... of your youth ...
After working at this for about half j
an hour, without being able to add so
much as a single syllable to what In
had already deciphered, he threw
down bis pen.
i would give anything to be abb
to discover the missing words, lmt ii
is quite beyond tho bounds of possi-
bility. And there is no hope this time
of any intervention- any guiding in- j
fluence to direct me—to point out th
way -of any spirit voice to speak to I
me and tell me "
Taking up the sheet of paper agaii
on which he had been employed, h
saw. to his surprise, as he turned it
over, that it was the4 same on wliic
his father had written those word
"My dear " The letter which had
never been finished; It. was st rank-
in' had not observed this before '
Then be took up the pen which hi
father must have last used, with th<
traces of ink dried upem it. Should
he put it away carefully as a relic" ;
Or should it remain where it was a
little longer? He dropped it and gav
expression to something betw* en
yawn and a sigh. "I'm uneommonb ,
sleepy. ' he said, "and ye t I don't f< ■
in the leiast inclineel te> go to bed. !
have a sort ejf feeling a though I
hael to sit up tor someone." He gav
a short laugh. "8uppose I turn in or. i
tho sofa fe>r a bit? 1 wonder whai ,
makes me so sleepy? I didn't talo
anything at dinner but a little*
His eyes closed, and in a few minute*
he was sound asleep. A clock outside
in the* hall struck the- half hour with
out any change taking place in hi
condition. Another interval of time j
passed and then the clock strml
again. One—two—three four- live i
tlx s< \''ii eight nine ten i lev •
en -Iwelve! As it gave the las! tr«i!\
he started up.
(To be continued.)
CLIVE OF ANCIENT LINEAGE.
on!" exclaimed the
John Hunter, charged with burglar-
izing a Santa Fe box car at Guthrie,
has been held to tho grand jury.
Hdgar Schrtiui, an extensive plantct
near Ardmore, will plant three hun-
dred acres of cotton this season.
At a recent stock sab' nt Weather-
ford over one hundred head « f hot • s
and mules wero solel at auction.
tinned Mr. Sharp, "was to discover
the- boat by which the gentleman, who
gave the name vt Ferrers, had ar
rived. This was easily done. 1
found that he hael creissed from Calais
by the Black Eyeel Susan: that there
had been a large amenint of luggage
which hael all been sent e>nt to Igni-
tion to await the owner's arrival. As
soon as 1 ascertained this fact, I came
back here directly. 1 obtained per
mission to inspect the luggage etepot
and " lie paused for the sake of
"I found a number of large pack-
ages and cases marked with the ini-
tials J. F. still waiting to be claimed.
From the marks ami directions upon
them. I made out that the party they
belonged te> hael come from America,
that lie hael vlsiteel Paris, and after-
wards crossed to Dover via Calais.
Now, either he w ill claim his luggage,
and by that means render detection a
mere matter of A. B. C. or he may de-
cide to relinquish his property, what-
ever Its value, as being, after all, h'ss
precious than his own safety. 1 in
cllne to the latter view myself."
His listener's face clouded.
"Then It all depends upon his ap-
pearing to claim the* luggage?"
"A good eh'al de pends upon that,
nnel everything de*penels upon netthiug
occurring to excite his suspicions.
Above all things, we must keep quiet,
and if the police authorities should
pay you a visit, for the purpose of
her l ane.
The words (unknown to him) which
his father had spoken, such a very
sheirt time before his death, as to
how this event would affect his fam-
ily. were fully realized. They were,
at least, spared any anxiety as to the
future, and were not destined to suf
ft r those pecuniary trials which often
aeld so much to the sorrows of a be-
A reward had been offore<l by the
police authorities for any information
that might lead to the discovery of
the murderer in w hat was now gene r
ally known as "the- affair of the Dover
express." Ceipies were posted up out
slele all the ellfferent police stations
and presented themselves prominent-
ly tei the view of anyoue who hap
pened to pass by.
One hundred ponnels reward!" and,
but for the detective's advice, this
sum would have been doubled ami
trebled by the sem of the murdered
"Walt ami see what happens." were
the words of the oracle In the person
of Mr. John Sharp. "Let iiedhlng be
eleine to excite the alarm of the in-
dividual unde r suspicion."
Ted hael written to Dr. Jeremiah
according to promise, and the debtor's
answer, when It came, contained the
news of an approaching flying visit
to Lonehm -an expedition which was
to combine business with pleasure.
Under these circumstances, of
course, he murt be invited to make
Magnedla I e>dgo his headquarters.
The Invitation was dlspatcheel and
accepted, ami. In due time, the' dejetor
making Inquiries into the matter, you arrived, gold rlmtued spectach
will remember to be cautious and ne t
give them the leant hint, or we shall
have It proclaimed in all the papers,
that the police have a clue, anel that
will put our man ou his guard at
Ted iuMt«aUU U> this, and a* ked,
itary bearing ami all complete.
It Is harelly necessary to state that
he made hlmseif quite at home In an
astonishing short space of time.
"I like* your doctor," said May Bur-
ritt to her brother. "1 Itiud him be
foiu 1 saw him, from what >mi Told
Trcei; 2,000 Years Old Are Still Bear
The oliv«* that the bartender drops I
into the popular ceicktail is an old
campaigner. Wine drinkers thou ind
of years age> liked it. and for centurie s
no baneiuet has been con.shlen d com
plete without it.
The tree, olea Kuropea. is not onl\
one of the oldest trees known to natu
rallsts. but its longevity ami produe
tivity are astounding. Seural e f
these- trees over twenty feet in cir
cumfcrence, according to the- : eden
title calculation e>i a foot for a cen
tury must have been bearing fruit lie >
fore the Savior walked and talked ui.
the mount of Olives.
The olive has been a symbol it.
more than erne mythology. The dov«
bringing tlu branch to the ark ga\<
It te the Imagination ot the* Orient a
an emblem of peace or confidence r«
stored. Among the Greeks it was the
sign of peace ana the placid power <>i
Though a native of Syria, and po
slbly of southern Gre>eee, the olive* j
flourishes anywhere in a mild climate' I
Weste rn Asia, southern Europe, north
ern Africa, southern England, South
America, Mexico in all these places
the olive grows readily, taking e>n an j
average seven years before bearing I
Two hundred years age) it was in |
troduced Into California by prb st*
from Mexico, and there It has thriven ]
mightily. In South Carolina it is
hardy anel fruitful, but unfuvtunate \
the crop matures there just when al!
labor is needed In the* cotton ti it!
The fruit Is too bitter to cat unh
pickled. Hanging in size from a
acorn to « ~t ge plum, it is gat he re
green ami placed in a strong •Uitlo
of pett.i h e r lye eif wood ashes. Win-
the ol'vcs change color this denote
that the potash has struck throuu
the stone* anel they ar? plae ed In wa
er, renewed several times a day, t<
live day*. New York Herald.
Indiana Corn Growers Meet.
The Indiana Corn Growers' Associ-
ation met at Indianapolis early in Jan-
A number of very interesting papers
were presented and much of the time
at the first session was devoted to the
discussion of a score card, Indiana's
exhibit at. the world's fair and the
raising of corn for feeding purposes.
One of the most interesting talks was
that by P. H. Rankin e.f the Illinbis
agricultural college. He insisted that
the score card is of importance in that
it. calls attention to tho essential
points to bo observed in the selection
of seed corn. According to tho Illinois
se'ore card a perfect ear should be 10
te> 12 inches long and TVs to 8 inches
in circumference. The ear should
yield 88 per cent of grain. It should
taper but slightly and should be well
filled at both ends, with straight rows
and wedge-shaped grains. Corn grow-
ers should select seed cars of the
same color, uniform in size, with
grains as nearly of the same size as
possible. Mixing should be avoided,
and the best way for the farmer to
improve his corn is by very careful
Prof. A. T. Wiancko, in discussing
the breeding of corn, stated that the
experiment station at Purdue is now
carrying on a number of breeding ex-
periments in increasing the different
constituents of corn. If a farmer
wants tei raise corn to sell to a starch
factory, he should select seed in which
there is an unusually large amount of
starchy matter in the kernel. For feed-
ing and fattening, corn should be se-
lected with large hearts and a con-
siderable percentage of protein.
Feeding cattle for the best markets
was discussed by A. O. Lockridge. He
advised selecting two-year-old steers,
with special reference te> their ability
ie> produce high-priced cuts of meats.
When preparing animals for export
trade farmers should use whole corn
which has been crushed or soaked, as
this will bo made use of freely by
healthy animals. The ration of fat-
tening cattle should be a varied one,
to keep up the appetite and induce
animals to e^at large quantities. He
does not believe in feeding silage
largely to animals intended for export,
but pref"rs plenty of blue-grass pas-
ture:?. Fattening cattle should be de-
horned with a saw anel should be sold
when they reach 1,400 pounds.
Prof. J. H. Skinner of Purdue uni-
versity suggested that clover hay,
bran and other protein feeds should be
fed with corn, in order to make beef
most econeimically. Great care should
be taken in feeding young animals to
upply the elements most essential to
At this corn growers' session farm-
ers and stockmen were urged to at-
te nd the second corn school anel stock-
men's convention, held under the aus-
pices of the* Corn Growers' associa-
t ion at Purdue university, Jan. 25 to
"0. The best authorities on corn grow-
ing in the middle west will be present
and give instructions.
The following officers were elected:
President, II. P. McMahan of Liberty;
vice president, B. F. Maish of Frank
fort; secretary, Scott Meiks of Shelby
The peanut as a forage and pasture
plant is rapidly, anel eleserved'y, be-
coming popular with the Texas farm
er, says B. C. Pittuck in a Texas bul-
letin. Being a legume, it exercises a
beneficial effect em the soil, and at the
same time furnishes ti highly nitro-
genous feedstuff, greatly relished by
stock as green feed or as hay. Pea-
nuts are partial to loose soils of a
light color. The laud should be well
draine d anel not too rich in vegetable
matter. Barnyard manure should be
used only in small quantities. Phos-
phoric acid nnd potash are the main
elments of plant food required by the
peanut lor best results. To much lime
in the sedl will result in a large per
cent, ed* unsalable nuts. Weiod ashes,
Kainit, cotton seed meal, acid phot
phate and the manures will bo found
profitable applications when used ju-
diciously. Dark senis have a tendency
to produce dark-colored nuts, and
light soils light-colored nuts, the latter
having a higher commercial value,
though for feeding purposes the vines
and nuts are practically of the same
value. Peanuts should be planted early
in the spring after ail danger of frost
is passed, in rows threp to three and
one-half feet apart and eighteen iuch-
e«s to two feet apart in the drill. The
land should he* finely pulverized. For
pasture anel forage purposes the Span-
ish peanut Is im>st generally used, a>
its habit of growth is more upright
than the larger sorts, anel consequent-
ly much easier harvested. Tho gen
• ral method e>f fiat cultivation given
the corn crop will answer every pur-
pose with the peanut. Keep the weeds
down nnd stop the cultivation as soon
as tho nuts begin to form. Peanuts
should be harvested before frost, nt
the crop will suffer serious injur)
when subjected to such conditions.
The finest class of animals of ar?>
bred will deteriorate If poorly fed am
cared for. This is the real cause o
many a man's failure to get out o'
highly-bred animals as much as he ex
Prof. Shaw says: The breeders o
tho Saxony Merino sheep eibtalned p
tiner staple In the wool than did th
breeders e f other types of Merinr
sheep, but they did po at the sacrltici
4631 Lounging or
34 t 441 list.
Lounging or Steamer Gown.
The necessity for a lounging gown
that, means pe rfect rest and relaxa-
tion is apparent to every woman
whether she travels or remains at
home. This one is eminently simple
and practical an
serves its purpose
well, being adapt-
ed both to homo
and steamer wear.
As shown it is
made of French
flannel, blue and
white, but Scotch
and all similar ma-
terials are equally
appropriate for the
for those of warm
The gown is made
with fronts and
back all of which are tucked to yoke
depth and stitched with corticelli silk.
At the neck is a turn-over collar ami
the sleeves are full and wide, gath-
ered straight cuffs. Below the tucks
the gown is comfortably full. The
fronts are finished with hems and
lapped one over the either, the clos-
I ing being made with buttons and I ut-
j The quantity of material required
for tho medium size is 0% yards "7
j inches wide, G yards 32 inches wiiv
i or 4,8 yards 44 inches wide.
The pattern 4631 is cut in sizes f :
a 34, 3f>, 3S, 40, 1- and 41 inch bi;.>t
Long, loose wraps are necessary i'ur
evening wear and arc seen in cloth,
! zibelino anel silk, in white and :;'i
I colors. This one is essentially smart
| as well as absolutely satisfactory to
: the wearer and is adapted to all t!.<j
i materials in vogue, although shown
j in white cloth with collar and frills
of lace, trimming of ermine and
stitched bands. Tho shaped collar
j with its long stole ends and the wide,
' full sleeves with turn-over cuffs, aro
: new as well as handsome, anel give
| a distinct air of elegance to tho wrap.
The coat consists of fronts and ba
I the former loose, the latter laiei in an
I inverted plait, and is fitted by mea:
i of shemlder and under-arm seams. Tie
i sleeves are generously wide and gath-
, ereel into bands that, in turn, are cov-
; ered with the cuffs. The collar is
I carefully shaped and fitted and is ar-
; ranged over the shoulders, the st ;! .*
ends finishing the fronts.
The quantity of material requirM
j for the medium size is 10% yards -1
inches wide. 5 yards 44 inches wide, e r
i1.! yards 52 inches wide, with 2 *
. ' '
<4 i:\ c)
4C2.3 Evening Coat, 32to40bupt.
yards all over lace, 0 yards fur :: «1
'>!4 yards of lace to trim as illus-
The pattern 4623 is cut in sizes for
a 32, 34, 3ti, 38 and 4u inch bust
Velvets covered with delicate
ceries in chenille in same tone k
Reuriero of tbM pupor eun Rocurr any
M i;ton pattern illUMinied abovo by tillingou|
ail bliiuks iu coupon, uiwl maillug, with lOoeuta*
toE. L- Harrison & Co.. 65 Plymouth I'lucc, eJM%
iagu i'uiu ru will be mailed promptly.
W .in MeaKure f for mtirt)
Bust Mta ure(lf for wuisv
Ak? (If chlUI'Ror mlaa'R pattern'
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