Canadian Valley Record (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 14, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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TANA W AN VAIXKY RECORD, CANTON, OKLAHOMA.
Canadian Valley Record
By C. S. McTX)W ICLL.
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tut Molly did. Richar.Iioa had! >'ou '
come to rely upon Molly, lie knew ! "-jay, mister, I'd like to pull that out
tint with her at his aide life would j of the lucky-bag," aaid a hard-faced
•hower her benedlctiona upon both of J working men who clung to the strap
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YEAR
Thomas A Edwards announces
bis candidacy for the nomina*
tion for the office of District
Judge, 17th district, subject to
the decision of the Democrats at
the primary election.
thim. And bis love for her was re-
turned; of that he felt assured.
He ate hla last loaf of bread on Sat-
urday morning and waited gloomily
tor her to leave her apartment (or the
newspaper office. Ho had resolved I
not to say good by, not to tell her that
this would be their laat meeting for
many a day. He knew that if he tried
be would be unable to refrain from
asking that question which had been |
so long upon his lips.
When abe emerged she was in gala
next hla. "That's what 1 call good ad'
"What is It about?" demanded Rich-
ardson, aa the man traced a grimy fin-
ger over the pa*e.
"What's It about r* repeated the oth-
er pityingly. "Why, don't you know
that the 'Hullabaloo' has sent that
young woman down to Manhattan |
b ach with a wad of $5,000, aud that
the first person who spots her and aska
Itr it get a itr
"But^whyr* inquired Jack, petrified
drssa, and, instead of the white para- Wlth MtouiahmenU "I don't mean why,
We are authorized to announce
the candidacy of Bert R. Willis
for the nomination for the office
of County Treasurer of Blaine
County subject to the will of the
Democrats of Blaine county.
J. O. Warringtoa announces;
his candidacy for the nomina-
for the office of County Attorney
of Blaine county, subject to the
will of the Democrats at the
HELPING JACK OUT
By ELEANOR KENDRICKSON.
"Miss Molly Gregg," murmured
4 Richardson to himself aa he read the
same upon hla fellow-lodger's letters
In the dingy hall. "Molly ia a pretty
name, but I don't care much for Gregg.
It would aound much better as Molly
If there waa one quality which Jack
Richardson possessed more than any
other it was determination. And the
moment he had aet eyes upon the pret-
ty, dark-haired young woman who oc-
cupied the little suite adjoining hia
single hall bedroom he had determined
that she was going to be his wife.
And he waa never wrong. It was his
determination which had brought him
to New York In order to make hla for-
tune with hla new screw-clamp, and it
was hia determination which had kept
him there till he had only twenty-two
dollars left in the world. But deter-
mlnation is no match for plain atupid-
lty, and Richardson had come to real-
ise that he muat either overcome the
pig-headed opposition of the conserva-
tive manufacturers, or accept Jake
Bowen'a offer of $5,000 for the patent
rlghta, or aet up for himself. He could
do this with $5,000. But $5,000 seemed
as remote as the moon.
He found the opportunity to speak
to Miss Gregg within a few days. That
was when he hsd $17 in hand. Rich-
ardson had reached that critical period
when time is counted in cash instead
of hours and minutes. By the time
that he was privileged to call on her
he had $8.50—but then the rent had
Miss Gregg was a bright young
aewspaper woman. She was on the
staff of the "Hullabaloo," rather a sen-
sational paper. It must be admitted,
but one whose circulation justified its
existence. Miss Molly drew out the
taciturn young man. and by the time
three dollars were left he had—well,
he had kissed her.
Although Richardson had told her
nothing of his finances. Miss Gregg
.shrewdly suspected the true nature
mt the case.
"I almost feel tempted to accept
Bowen's offer," he told her when he
was reduced to 75 cents. "Shall I?"
"No," said Miss Molly decidedly.
"Well—I mean you'll fight him, Jack.
And you are going to win."
"Not unless $5,000 drops out of the
sky and lands in my coat pocket," said
"Perhaps it may," answered Miss
Molly enigmatically. "Do you ever
read the 'Hullabaloo,' Jack?"
"No, I never read the newspapers,"
answered Jack gloomily.
"Read It," answered Molly. "The
Saturday Issues are superb."
She was so short with him after
that that he went back to his room
On Saturday the rent would be due
again, and he did not know what he
.was going to do. He would have to
leave, of course. He would have to
get a position. There might be a
chance for him somewhere: he was
strong, he could handle a shovel with i
the best. But he had never thought \
of anything except his patent
"And the principle Is so simple." he ;
would say. staring at his models. "Why
jiat tha? ms itr 1
sol aho carried a blue one.
"Good morning, Miss Molly. You
look very nice," said Richardson fatu-
ously. "I think you sre going to be
wasted on that gloomy old office upon
a day like this."
"I am not going to the office this
morning. Mr. Riehardaon," ahe an-
swered, biting her Hp. "I am going to
A Daintily Dressed Young Woman Car-
rying a Blue Parasol.
Manhattan beach. I shall arrive there
at 11 o'clock precisely, I shall hurry
into the hotel for an early lunch, and
at noon exactly I shall leave by the
front door and stroll along the sands."
"Well, you have mapped out your
day with care," said Richardson. "May
I ask whether you are going alone?"
She turned on him in exasperation.
Her face was perfectly white and her
eyes were brimming with tears.
"Mr. Rlchardspn, you are a perfect
mule," she aaid angrily. "I don't won-
der you can't sell your invention."
"Why—Molly!" he stammered.
"If you had sense enough to take the
well-meant advice that Is offered you.
you would find life easier," she said,
stamping her foot, and suddenly turned
away and ran down the stairs.
The young man watched her In dis-
may. What had he done to offend her?
And in what way had he failed
to profit by her advice? The
only advice which he remembered
her having given him was to read the
"Hullabaloo"—the Saturday edition.
Well, this was Saturday. He would
read the "Hullabaloo."
Jack Richardson waa true to the type
of all inventor^ He waa not in the
least interested in the news of the day.
He never knew or cared what was the
president's policy in Mexico, or what
the suffragettes were doing, or who
had won the big league series. The
only publication that interested him
was the "Scientific American."
"I guess I'll read the 'Hullabaloo,'"
he said to himself. "Might as well. I state that they were advertised,
guess I've got a penny." He felt in
I mean—hey, conductor! Put me off
at Manhattan beach, do you bear?"
"We don't atop till we gets there,"
answered the conductor with a pitying
Fifteen mlnutea later a wild crowd
waa rushing from the train toward
the beach, it waa uot a ceremonious
crowd. It pushed and jostled, and It
Sad a wild look spon Its fase, which
was raised toward the bortaoa in
search of blue parasols. But the wild-
est of all was a certain inventor whose
long legs carried him In frost of all.
and whose long arms cleft a passage-
way for hla aa deftly aa though thsy
were adjusted to screw-clamps. Out-
| distancing the crowd, which followed
: him, aa though scenting Ita object ia
' his frenzied flight, he ruahed up to the
front door of the hotel juat aa the
hauds of the hotel clock pointed to the
hour of 12.
From the swinging door emerged a
daintily dressed young woman, carry-
ing a blue parasol, and the crowd
yelled like a steam siren.
Five yards ahead of the man near-
est in pursuit of him, a gigantic coal-
; heaver with bow-legs, and seven yards
i ahead of the next in order, a tall,
i gaunt woman with a malevolent glare
|in her eyes, and 12 yards ahead of a
stout delicatessen proprietor. Jack
I Richardson flung himself on Molly's
"Give it to me, for the Lord's sake,
Molly," he panted.
"Give you what. Jack?" cried Molly
In a fierce, tense whisper. "Tell me
what! You must tell me what! Be
"Five thousand dollars," hissed Jack
Ricahrdscn, aud then his hand.closed
over a chunky wad of crinkly paper.
But the hand that had held it now
rested comfortably in hie, and, still
holding It, he turned and faced the
coal-heaver, who was babbling Incoher-
ently at his side.
"I was first!" he yelled. "You give
that money to me."
"I want it!" shrieked the second in
pursuit, throwing herself against the
"Come, Molly," said Jack. "We've
just time to make the return train."
And they crej>t Into the hotel, while
the coal-heaved squirmed in the clutch-
es of the angry mob like a screw in
the new Richardson screw-clamp.
(Copyright. 1914. by W. g. Chapman.)
List of letters remaining un-
called-for at the Canton Post-
office May 1st. 1914
Durham. Mrs Molie Lott.
Jeffrey, Miss Inez.
Jeffery, W. B.
Jeffery, Miss Millie.
Rexall, Drug Co.
Salmans, Mrs E. A.
Simmons, Mrs Johs.
Sudden, Mrs B. C.
Wolf, Mrs William H.
When calling for these letters
his pockets one after the other. "Here
It is," he said, fishing something out.
"No! By heavens, it's a quarter. I'll
run down to Manhattan beach for a
change of air."
The train was packed, but there was
a vacant strap, to which he clung with
one hand, while with the other he
scanned the copy of the newspaper
which he had purchaaed.
"Darned rubbish these papers print,"
he growled, looking over the pages.
"What's this? 'War with Mexico Immi-
nent.' I wonder who's going to war
with Mexico? 'Gianta Win the Series.'
I didn't know there were any giants
nowadays. Some item from the mu-
seum, I suppose. Hello!"
There, staring at him out of the cen-
ter of page four was Molly'a face, and
under it waa printed "The Girl With
the Blue ParasoL"
Richardson was now intensely in-
terested. There waa a whole para-
graph about her—no. nearly a column,
with huge black headlines which he
did not underataad. He began read-
" 'Don't forget,' he began, atarting
with i haracteristie happy-go-luckiness
In the middle of the article, 'don't for-
get that It la Manhattan beach, any
time from noon till aunseL She can
be seen on this page, and her paraeol
will be blue. All you have to do is to
■ah for $6*004 and she will hand it to
P. B. Klopfenstine. P. M.
M. E. CHURCH DIRECTORY
Services every Sunday at the M. E.
Church. Everybody is invited to attend
any and all of these services.
Sunday School 10:00 A. M.
Preaching 11:00 A. M.
Junior League 3.00 P. M.
Epworth League 7:30 P. M
Prea-hing 7:30 P.M.
Prayer Meeting Thursday 7:30 P. M.
R. C. Millhollen, Pastor
S. F. Brady Tom E. Willis
BRADY & WILLIS
Harr BIdg. Phone 68.
FAIRVIEW, - OKLAHOMA
Summer Tourist Rates
Effective May 15th
Cheap round trip summer tourist rates to all im-
portant summer resorts. Tickets on sale daily, May
15th to September 30th, with return limit of October
31st. Tariffs not received yet, will advertise some
of important destinations soon as received Alpine,
Ft. Stockton, Girvin, Owege, and San Angelo, Texas,
will be included. Watch for it and wait for the
Orient on time.
<1. R. LlfcURANCE,
DON'T VOU LINE YOUR HOUSE
We Got On*—Come And See.
C. I. BUCK,
Big Jo Lumber Co.
Dp. Beer, Dentist
Permanently Located at Thomas, will he in
Canton First Monday in each Month
Office Over the Bank of Canton.
LATEST METHODS IN ALL LINES OF DENTISTRY
CANTON HARNESS SHOP
JOHN SEIFRIED, Proprietor.
Harness, Saddles, Robes, Blankets,
Brushes, Combs, Etc.
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE
Hand-Made Harness a Specialty.
Corner of Main and Broadway. CANTON, OKLA.
O. K. DRAY LINE
DeGraw & Myers, Props.
Hauling to any part or the oity. Absolute safety.
Prices reasonable. CANTON, OKU.
Live Stock Auctioneer
Makes Dates at Eagle City Bank
'Phone at my expense. Prepared at
any time to cry sales at home or
abroad. EAGLE CITY, OKLA.
A. F. PADBERG
Physician and Surgeon
Surgery and Diseases of Children
Office over Bank of Canton.
Calls Attended Day or Night.
Phone No. 48 Canton, Okla.
B. F. Haynie, O D.
Now Located at
All work sent or brought to me will
receive the best of attention.
A. F.ftJI. M.
Meets evdfrj first and third Friday
nights of each month. Visiting breth-
era cordially invited to attend.
A. L. Slayton, W. M.
T. C. KN00P
Practice in All Courts.
Office in Bank of Canton Block.
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