The Quinlan Mirror. (Quinlan, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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W. B. Tipton, Pub
A TALE OT THE BUILDERS
Marriage is a failure onl.v when one
or both parties to It. are failures.
A man cua quit any job he holds
whenever he feels like It, except being
We seem to be on the verge of im-
portant discoveries in navigation
among the clouds.
The trouble with the average man
Is he knows how to run every man's
business but his own.
Evidently nature's scheme to save
the alligator by making It both un-
assuming and repuUlve Is a failure.
The man who swallowed a cheque
for $150 must have some personal
knowledge of undigested securities.
France, as its families trow small-
er, looks with increasing pleasure on
a partnership with Its old enemy, John
It Is proposed to booBt the pay of
the kaiser without first advertising to
see if any one will take the Job for
Prof. Lowell, the astronomer, be-
lieves the earth is drying up. it is
evident he hasn't been in these parts
in recent weeks.
A German scientist has discovered
that women's feet are growing larger.
Horrid man! What did he want to
discover that for?
The czar of Russia at the age of 40
is said to be an old man. Being a
czar Is apparently about as hard as
working for a living
A Black Hand "agent"" demanded
15,000 from Hetty Green, but she re-
' fused to give up until she saw the na
ture of the securities.
You may have noticed how much
easier it is to exchange your money
for experience than it Is to swap your
•xperlence for money.
It Is a large question whether the
suffragettes In England would be will-
ing to surrender the privilege of riot-
ing In exchange for the ballot.
Two more automobile demonstrators
have been fined for scorching. Coun
ter demonstrations by the courts are
absolutely necessary to stop the prac-
The mikado's daughter has landed
•s a husband Prince TBuneshla
Tsakeda, thereby removing one more
danger from the path of American
Pittsburg declined an ofTer of the
loan of $1,000,000 from New York. The
Smoky city wishes it distinctly un-
derstood that It has millionaires of its
own to burn.
For the 12 months ended March 31,
1907, London's consumption of water
amounted to 82.125,249.347 gallons,
representing a dally average supply of
83 gallons a head.
Of the $1,400,000 thus far raised for
the construction of the Liverpool ca-
thedral about $825,000 remains unex-
pended; and probably will sufilce for
the next five years.
A man in Arkansas nad to pay
$1,500 and costs for dynamiting fish.
He should confine himself to the less
expensive pastime of dynamiting
street cars or burning tobacco barns.
Speaking of happiness In married
life, the only sure way to Becuro It,
no matter what the lecturers and mag-
azinlsts say, Is to fall in love and re-
main that way all the rest of your life.
Perhaps what ailed the young man
who lost 22 positions in five years was
that no one hired him at a generous
salary to watch the ball games in sum-
mer and take notes in winter on In-
One of our noble policemen, says the
Chicago Dally News, has won the girl
of his choice because he proved him
self a hero. There are other men who
consider the simple act of getting
married exalted heroism.
The Ilowery mission of Now York
has so far this year supplied 233,000
meals and nearly 11.000 lodgings to
homeless men and boys, Its early
morning bread line being one of the
most pathetic sights in the world.
Exports of iron and steel from the
United Kingdom for the first three
months of the current calendar year
show a decline compared with the cor-
responding months of last year of 279.-
000 tons in volume and of $9,195,251 In
One Atlantic steamer noticed a wa-
ter spout that filled the air with a
school of porpoises. It would have
been great had some of our flying ma-
chines been there. The operators
could have thrown out hook and line
and gone fishing in the air.
There have been some exports of
gold. But so is American wheat go-
ing abroad, large shipments having
been made from New York. This is
last year's grain, and the foreign de-
mand at this season Is somewhat ex-
ceptional. It shows that the old world
Is In need of food supplies and that
the United States Is the place to find
most readily what Is wanted. And
#hile we are shipping food to other
nations, remarks the Troy (N. Y.)
Times, there la ltttle danger of the
export of gold attaining harmful pro-
The itory npons during a trip of the
"Overland Mull" through t he Itncky
mountains. "Uncle Hilly" IX>dgc\ stagf
drlvcr, Alfred Vincent, u young man, and
Phlneas Cadwallader, Introduced. They
come across ihe remain;- of u massacre,
l.aier at Anthony'a station they find the
redskins have carried their destructive
work there also. Stella Anthony, daugh-
ter of Anthony, keeper of station, la In-
troduced. Anthony has been killed.
Vincent Is assigned his work In unearth-
ing plans of enemies of railroad, being
built. Vincent vIbIU town where railroad
men are working on the road and receives
token of esteem from Stella. The old
stage driver decides to work close to
town In order that he may be able to
keep fatherly watch over the young
woman. She Is engaged as a tutor for
Viola Bernard, daughter of hotel land-
lady. Vincent visits society circles of en-
emies of the Central Pacific railroad and
learns their secrets. He returns to Stella,
each slewing signs of Hive for the other.
Phlneas Cadwallader, pushing a railroad
opposing Central Pacific, reaches mining
town. She writes to Alfred Vincent his
boast. Plying his attentions Cadwnllndpr
Insults her and sho Is rescued by Gideon,
her father's servant. In turn he proposes
marriage, la rejected, leaves her declaring
he will return the sort of a man she will
love. Vincent "shows up" San Francisco
and Washoe road and Is praised by gov-
ernor and heads of Central Pacific, Be-
ing known us agent of C. P. he decides
to retire to position of a brakeman for a
ahort time. Biella bears from her lover,
Gideon, and of hla phenomenal success.
Finds letter of Importance Involving plans
of opposition road. "Undo Billy" returns
In terrible suffering from long mountain
trip. Plot to destroy company's ship
Flora is unearthed and Incriminating evi-
dence against Cadwallader on charge of
wire tapping is also found, the letters
found by Stella being deciphered by
Brakeman Alfred Vincent, who arrives
Alfred stretched his weary legs and
went out into the cool evening. The
day had been stressful and a bed
would have been welcome. Yet Stella!
He looked Into the overhead blue and
saw a young moon that might last till
"A light night! I can ride fast and
do It by 9:30," he said to himself with
sudden cheer. "Stella!"
A hasty snack at a nondescript res-
taurant, a fresh horse and he was
again in the saddle, following the
stage track westward, re-rlding the
miles that he might have an hour with
Stella—dear Stella, who had discov-
ered the plot and whose service to hu-
manity and to the Central Pacific Rail-
road company might never be known
to more than Alvin and himself.
"Our Banner Shall Float Red."
George Gregory urged his horse to
a gallop over the rough path that
skirted the long string of ties—ties
that had waited many days for Iron.
The noon hour was on. At all the
camps men and beasts were feeding.
The superintendent took letters and
dispatches that met him as he dis-
mounted, and, passing his bridle to
the man in waiting, went to the lee
side of the dining tent to read them
before eating. One after another he
glanced over yellow slips, tore open
"No iron yet. 'Flora' detained,"
he read, and groaned as he thought of
bare ties, and the 50 miles still far
Snatches of low table talk came to
Gregory, fitful straws on gusts that
swoop along the track of labor, con-
trary to the steadier gales of capital.
I "The Union Pacific ain't doln'
I nothin' neither; failed In thoir con-
tracts," one voice said.
"If that company can't build a rail-
road next door to cheap food, cheap
iron, good forage and a fiat country,
what do these C. P. fellers expect to
do against a wall of rock standing on
edge a mile an' a half high?"
"Yes; an' 40 feet of snow od top of
that," a third added.
"An' thar's the Iron—not enough to
be had, no ships to tote it, an' 20,000
miles to come."
The superintendent heard, though
eye and mind were reading letters.
He though of the delayed "Flora,"
and pain stabbed sharper at his tem-
A shuffling Inside warned the super-
intendent that the meal was nearly
finished. He moved off a little that
the men might not guess themselves
overheard; scrutinized them keenly as
they filed out and sought here or there
a sheltered spot for pipe or chew be-
fore the short respite ended.
The superintendent went Inside and
ate sparingly of the coarse food, di-
gestion losing its fight to the over-
wrought brain. Why could not the din-,
ner-tlme critics, with all their know-
ings, have gained yet a few other
facts? Land jobbers and stock specu-
lators held the Union Pacific fran-
chise by the throat, dallied with the
work, cheated their contractors. These
cheated in turn, making their cuts
narrow and ragged, their fills loose
and brush padded, starving their men
and failing with tbelr time limiL No
wonder United States commissioners
refused the road!
But the men of pick ".nd shovel—
men upon whom, then as now, depends
the success of all contests with na-
ture—saw only the bare fact, failure.
| And failure in the east meant, doubly,
failure in the west!
A second time Gregory read a San
Francisco newspaper clipping In
closed In a letter from the treasurer;
"The Central Pacific company can
never build on time as long as the
present owners control thf Sacra
mento Valley road. That little link,
with Its Freeport connection, and its
arms outreacbed to McLane's road go-
ing east from Placerville, will put the
Iron horse to the state line long before
Stanford can .nake good his bluff at
his time limit. The state and the na-
tional governmei t should hail McLane
and his associates as their saviors
from a monstrous steal."
"That's the cussed stuff that works I
like slow poison among the men, ma-
king sight crooked and brains mag
goty," Gregory thought aloud as he
went to a rude kit for paper and pen.
He wrote steadily for an hour, handed
letters and dispatches to a messenger
and was off again.
Riding west to the end of the rails
two hours later he rounded the elbow
of a small hill and came upon a gang
of track-layers working alone, the fore-
man being hidden by a second sharp
turn. For a moment the men did not
know themselves watched. Some were
resting on their hammer handles, some
snatching a surreptitious smoke, while
low Joke and dlaloguo ran lazily
around. Others kept up a noise with
half-hearted blows at the spikes.
"Take your time, boys. This is all
the Iron for a month o' Sundays.
cqted on the charge of wire-tapping
only. ThiB troubled Phlneas but lit-
tle. Fulfilling his expectation in case
of discovery, certain merchants of San
Francisco had raised a large sum
for his ball; retained for his defense
the best lawyers in the state. As he
had been held on the lighter charge
he felt sure the plot to blow up the
steamer was still secret. He fumed
at tho stupidity of his underlings,
never suspecting another cause might
have saved the "Flora."
Whether chance or plan had given
Phlneas his name he knew not; but
he had believed la Its meaning, gloried
In it. PhlneaB, mouth of brass; Cad-
wallader, battle arranger. Many a
brazen battle had he arranged and
fought to a successful finish. But
these were past. The easy, luxurious
life was surely gone. The best seat,
the finest room, the open cigar case,
drinks that cost him nothing, the still-
hunt for secrets, popularity, jollity—
all that he best loved was lost. In-
stead the—prison, perhaps. Restless-
ly he walked the narrow room, his
courage rising, while his nimble brain
wove him yet another bold plot.
Through his attorney he contrived an
interview with Gov. Stanford that
came to pa:3s with unexpected prompt-
The governor entered, outwardly the
genial, rosy citizen adored by Cali-
fornia's best, wrapped as with a man-
tle In his optimistic atmosphere of
success. But to-day he was face to
face with crime. Phlneas' tricks might
be veiled—his tricky heart was not.
The governor measured him in an in-
stant and went on guard.
"Yes, sir, I can do it; I can deliver
the goods," Phlneas said emphatically,
after a full statement of his proposi-
tion and sharp questions from his lis-
"Let me understand you thoroughly.
We'll go over ittgaln, and slowly. It
Is too important a matter to be hur-
'Let Every Man In Camp Know the Iron Is Coming."
Something's gone wrong with the
'Flora,' an' the last lot was shipped on
The plunge of the horse, urged upon
the men with cruel spur, startled them
Into rigidity. Gregory's hair bristled
under his hat. His nose lifted threat-
eningly. H1b cheek paled and his
eyes Hung a burning spark to every
"You hell-hounds! Call this work?
Is this what you're giving the C. P.
company for their good coin? You
think any railroad under God's canopy
can be built a-sittlng on your ham-
mers? I'll break your worm-eaten
heads! I'll set men over you with
shotguns! I'll send you Into kingdom
come without wooden overcoats! I'll
—" His invectives tore along the line
like thunderbolts. Rough men, desper-
ate some of them were, cowed under
his blasting tirade, breathing easily
again only when he turned to meet the
luckless foreman coming round the
Late In the afternoon a hurrying
messenger overtook the "boss" with
dispatches. "The 'Flora' is at Sacra-
mento. Iron at Front to-morrow.
The superintendent handed the tele-
gram to Bennett. "Pass It along," he
| said. '"Let every man In camp know
j the Iron is coming."
j Bennett moved away, and Gregory
look off his bat and threw back his
head. A long breath of relief brought
| ease, and he lifted his eyes to the
| firmament. The gray day had passed.
I The sud paused in splendor on the
western Heights, flinging a triumphant
red banner across to meet the ap-
proaching twilight, curve.
Alone in his chamber Phlneas
j gloomed. Th° company Ua<£ prose-
ried—or bungled. You agree to de-
liver into our hands within one month
from date a controlling number of
shares in the Sacramento Valley rail-
"You agree to enter our employ, and
hereafter work for our interests as
you have before now worked for those
"You promise to keep secrets in-
trusted to you, and never by any sort
of word or communication to disclose
the nature of this interview, to give
the slightest hint that it ever took
There followed a few further de-
tails of the bargain. At a nod from
the governor toward the hall door, un-
seen by Phlneas, a man with scratch-
pad and pencil entered so quietly that
only by the expression on the govern-
or's face was his coming announced to
Phlneas. He turned and started half
out of his chair, yet quickly composed
"Did you get that perfectly?" the
governor asked of the stenographer.
He nodded affirmatively.
"Read It." The governor's voice was
Phlneas went ashen as the sale of
himself to the corporation he hated,
sentence by, sentence, was riveted.
But he was intrepid still, sitting erect,
"Is that correct, Mr. Cadwallader?"
"Quite so, Gov. Stanford." In spite
of himself his lips trembled. But his
tone was steady. It would not be so
bad, he thought.
"Then sign it," the governor said;
and Phlneas felt himself vanquished
by the tone.
He took up the pen. hesitated an ap-
preciable instant, his ia.o« contracting
slightly yet quickly clearing, and |
The governor did not fall to inter- !
pret correctly that hesitancy. He dis- j
missed the clerk and turned to
Phineas. "Mr. Cadwallader, I shall
not attempt to conceal from you the
satisfaction this transaction affords
me. I hope it will not be otherwise
with you. Serve us well and you will
find the Central Pacific company a
"I'm sure I shall, sir. I've been In
sympathy with you from the start, but
I had to serve those who paid me."
Tne governor scowled at the bald
sycophancy. "Words are cheap, Mr
Cadwallader." He rose, stepped to
BUT TWO GREATER SINCE THE
TAKES IN IESS, SPENES MORE
Difference jn Operations $144,000,000
"Then Sign It."
the door to make sure of privacy, re-
turned and stood near Phineas. His
large body, powerful Instrument of a
still more powerful will, towered above
Phineas unconsciously threatening.
His eye, not kind as it ever was foi
friends and right doers, but the eye
that confounded malevolence, burned
Into the other man's very soul, downed
his gaze, held him cowering in his
"We shall expect more than words
from you, Mr. Cadwallader. And to
insure your continual interest in our
welfare I have to tell you that we hold
a perfect chain of evidence convicting
you of intent to blow up the 'Flora.'
Our people found the powder, the fuse,
the open packages of petroleum. We
know the man you hired to carry out
the plot, we have a correct reading
of your cipher dispatch, some certified
affidavits—all that is needed to send
you to the penitentiary. This Is filed
away safely. The day you betray us
by word or sign, or to the amount of
a two-bit piece, you will be arrested
and put on trial. Good afternoon."
The governor left the room without
a glance at the man behind him.
Phineas "delivered his goods;" and
the historic Sacramento Valley rail-
road, the first bit of track on the Pa-
cific coast, the iron link that proved
to be the undoing of the spurious San
Francisco & Washoe railroad, dropped
mysteriously into the hands of the
Central Pacific company.
The opposition, defeated, yet never
dead, still cried "Wolf!" But no cry
was loud enough to flutter the brave
men at Sacramento. Only nature and
the nation's extremities could retard
them now. And against these ene-
mies in the open, officers and em-
ployes, down to the humblest, took
heart of grace and changed again the
rocky ramparts of the Sierras.
When the angel of death swept
down in the breath of the powder flash
upon James Sackett, an unborn child
was blighted. It came later to its
birth, only to sigh and pass to the
care of him who rules life and two
eternities. Through weary weeks the
mother lingered, unaroused to conva-
lescence by hope or by skill of phy-
sicians. The warm frontier heart of
the town watched and sorrowed with
her, cheerfully adding the burden to
their laden shoulders; supplying all
possible comfort and every obtainable
Stella, regularly attentive In the
sickroom, reported daily to Alfred.
His humble berth of "extra" brakeman
had brought his sleeping hours in the
little town, left his evenings free. For
several weeks he had devoted these
to planning a benefit for Mrs. Sackett
that was to invade jointly the do-
mains of Thalia, Polyhymnia and
For days Stella and Viola had toiled
at the tasks Alfred set them. Details,
as well as most of the men's pdrts,
rested on Alfred, for men were too
busy or too bashful for "play acting."
He had chosen short extracts from one
or two popular plays and planned a
couple of charades representing local
interests. He had drilled Viola in the
rendering of some songs and a boy
or two in recitation. But the ambi-
tious part of the performance was to
be two scenes from "Romeo and
Under Alfred's tuition Stella discov-
ered a different Shakespeare from her
father's pompous poet. Stella walked
on air. Weight seemed to leave her
body. Sleep and food were no longer
necessities. All day she longed for
evening; all night dreamed. it over
again. She was journeying the old,
old rose-path, believing herself a dis-
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
An Uncomfortable Moment.
Perhaps the most, uncomfortable mo-
ment in a man's life is that one in
which be fak< s a seat In a box at i
play and sees his employer sitting in
an orchestra chair among tho ordi-
Washington, June 28.—The forth-
coming statement of the treasury re-
ceipts and expenditures for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1908, will show
a marked falling off in the receipt®
as compared with the year 1907, and
a large Increase In the expenditures.
The excess of expenditures over re-
ceipts for the year will approximate
$60,000,000, which was been exceeded
only twice since the civil war. In
1894, there was a deficit of $69,803,000,
! and in 1899 there was another of a
little over $89,000,000, and in each of
the four intervening years the re-
ceipts fell considerably below the dis-
bursements. Again In 1904 and 1906,
there were shortages of $41,770,000,
and $23,000,000 respectively.
The total receipts this year will be
shown to have been about $599,000,
000, or $64,000,000 less than for the
fiscal year 1907.
Spends $80,000,000 More.
Customs receipts will be shown to
have fallen off about $46,000,000 from
those of 1907, while the receipts from
internal revenue sources will be short
nearly $19,000,000. Miscellaneous re-
ceipts will show a slight gain.
The disbursements for the year will
be shown to have aggregated about
$659,000,000 or $80,000,000 more than
for 1907, and $54,000,000 more than
for any other year since 1865, not ex-
ceepting the Spanish war period. Al-
though these increased disbursements
are very general and are shown in
nearly every account except that or
interest on the public debt, some of
the heaviest of them were for import-
ant permanent improvements.
Canal and Publio Lands.
The Panama canal during the clos-
ing yeaf will have cost the govern-
ment $38,000,000, as against $27,000,-
000 for the year 1907, and the work
this year in connection with the re-
clamation of the public lands will be
shown to have cost about $13,000,000,
which is not far from last year's fig-
The deficiency In the postal reve-
nues for the present year will prob-
ably reach $13,500,000, as against
$7,500,000 for # 07, making a differ-
ence of $6,000,000. This is the larg
est postal deficiency in the history of
the government, except In 1905. when
it reached nearly $15,000,000. The ex
penses for the rural free delivery this
year is not expected to fall below
j The decrease in the amount of re-
ceipts of $64,000,000 and the In-
creased expenditures of $80,000,000
make a difference against the treas-
i ury for the fiscal of $144,000,000.
Dies in Salina Natatorium.
Salina, Kan., June 28.—Ray Wil-
liamson, 22 years old, the sou of a
farmer near Russell Springs, died
last night from heart disease while
sitting on the edge of the pool at the
natatorlum here. The body fell into
the water seven feet deep, and was.
recovered immediately. llder the
impression that Williamson may have'
drowned, doctors worked with him for
four hours unsuccessfully. The boy
was attending business college here.
Boy Drowns in the Neosho.
Emporia, Kan., June 28.—Emmett
Atchison, a 15-ear-old boy, was drown-
ed in the Neosho river this morning:
at the Hooker ford, east of Hartford.
Wilh two other boys Atchison was
fishing, and was drowned in attempt-
ing to cross the stream. His home
was at Waverly, Coffey county.
Tumbling, He Emits Flame.
Pottsville, Pa.. June 28.—George W\
Hippie, an electrician of the United
Telephone Company, was electrocuted
100 feet above the ground here this
| He climbed a pole through a mass
of electric light wires In order to
| reach the telephone wires, when ha
was caught in heavily charged lines
and 2,300 volts went through his body.
As his body came tumbling to th«*
ground spectators were horrified to
see a blue flame issue from his
His skull was crushed and his
neck broken by the fall. Hippie's
family reside in Phoenixville.
NEW BISHOP AT DEDICATION.
Dr. W. A. Quayle Preaches Official
Sermon at Coffeyville Church.
Coffeyville, Kan., June 28 —The new
building of the First Methodist church
of this city was dedicated todav.
Bishop W. A. Quayle delivered tli*
dedicatory sermon. He also delivered
an address in the church last night
and preached at the morning services.
The new church is one of the finest
in the Southwest and was erected at
a cost of over $40,000 and the church
grounds are valued at $10,000.
QUARREL RESULTS FATALLY.
Boy Aged Nine Years Kills Playmate
Four Years Older.
Des Moines, la., June 27.—Cecil
Jenkins, aged 13, lies dead with a
fractured skull at the coroner's
morgue. J. Beth Reeves, aged 9. Is
In prison, a murderer. This is tho
result of an angry quarrel between
the boys yesterday afternoon.
The boys had bten playing, anger
developed, bad names were passed
and young Reeves struck Jenkins at
the base of the skull with a mop stick.
The latter never regained conscious-
ness and died early this morning.
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