The Maramec News (Maramec, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 23, 1913 Page: 6 of 8
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*■ • •Plrit of fun Mayor Be<JI*ht, a
v'«ltor, la chased through the
*7 ten l*u«hlng flrla, one o? whom
ih *nd kloaea. The ffirla form
)nto a court and aentence him
moi. i bidding of one of their number
•sen day for ten daya. A lerlalatlve
oPPo «n« woman suffrage, which
aropped from the mayor's pocket, la used
t Lt^i«nV>* Ji,m t0 ob*y the mandates of
ID* Si™- Hla flrat day of aervlce la with
i?*/_ Andrewa. who takes him ftshln*.
IrrVL. threatened by the sheriff with
Misa Vining aees what ahe con-
1# * c'*ndestlne meeting between one
5.J"}• •lr, and the mayor. The next
goes drlvlng with-Mabel Arney.
r«Jf 1 £*£ w,th an accident, are arrested
■ nd locked up. but escape.
In the office, smoking one of Mine
Host's best cigars, bis dignity out-
raged. sat tbe sheriff, waiting
Mayor Bedight walked up the hotel
■tairs, oblivious to his pending (ate.
Suddenly a door opened and a head
appeared, a blonde head, a piquant
^Md. * head to catch tbe fancy of
"Shh!" Bald the owner of the pretty
Bedight stopped, looking around cau-
"Hurry!" commanded the girl, hold-
ing open the door of her room.
His Honor, the Mayor, hesitated for
a moment—and then, throwing con-
ventionality to the winds, bolted
through. The girl turned the key In
the lock and faced him accusingly.
"Well of all the blundering bound-
era! Do you know the sheriff has
been hanging around here all after-
noon waiting to arrest you?"
The mayor looked brazenly at the
"I expected as much," he said, care-
"What have you been doing now?"
she demanded, giving him a severe
reprimand from two otherwise kindly
M0h. chuck the attitude, Bess,
growled the mayor, disgustedly.
"That little imp of a Mabel Arn«>
Insisted on riding the black sad-
dler. He ran away with her and In
trying to catch the minx, I collided
with a baby carriage and spilled the
baby's milk. That's all. The con-
founded natives are always ready
to arrest a summer resorter, and be-
lieving the peace and the dignity
of the village had been shattered,
they threw us In Jail We broke out,"
sullenly. "Do you blame us!
Before she could ' reply there was
a knock on the door.
The girl's face went white.
"I—I'm afraid somebody saw you
come in here!" she whispered.
"Nonaense," he breathed. "Here
—I'll slip under the bed. Go to the
In a twinkling the mayor was safe-
ly out of sight. The girl opened the
"Oh, hello, Jackie," she cried, in
a relieved voice. "Come In."
"Bess, we're In a terrible pickle,'
sobbed Miss Vining. "That horrid
man took Mabel Arney to Lakevllle
this morning and got her arrested.
The sheriff insists she must bs in
tbe hotel and I've promised to bring
the entire crowd out on the veranda for
Inspection. Mabel Is frightened al-
most to death. Bsss," dramatically,
"we're got to dress her so tbe officer
won't know her. Have you a switch
The mayor lay on his back, racing
"Where's that white princess of
yours?" demanded Jackie. "8he
wore brown today. We'll have to
take some tucks in It," going to the
closet and helping herself.
"Here, Mabe, get Into this, and live-
"Oh, not here!" protested Bess Win-
ters, snatching the dress from Miss
The Judge looked at Bess blankly.
"Be—because!" shrilled Bess, "im
afraid. Slip Into your room, that's
a dear, and I'll bring the switch in
"Oh, who's afraid?" gurgled Mabel,
reaching for the gown.
"Step into the closet," Implored
Miss Winters. "Somebody might
"Bess, you're an awful coward."
anathematized the judge, sternly
The man under the bed heard the
closet door close and waited. There
didn't seem to be anything elserto do.
Presently Miss Arney ' reappeared
With hysterical laughter the chang-
ing of blackhaired Mabel Into a rav-
ishing blonde proceeded rapidly.
"There!" exclaimec Miss Vining
triumphantly, "the sheriff will never
know her In the world. Come on."
Mayor Bedight heard the door
close. Rolling from under the bed,
he locked the door and sat down to
await developments.. Half an hour
tenea but these outraged natives
have butted In on the game and they'll
have me in jail fnalda of a week, as
surs aa Fate. You wouldn't want me
to lose my election, Bess?" looking
at her with appealing eyes.
"Walter, It la downright mean of you
to even think of Introducing a bill
such as you have prepared. You de-
serve to lose—but I'm willing," con-
descendingly, "to do what I can for you.
The bill—your bill—Is In the personal
possession of Judge Vining. She-ln
fact, she wears It Inside her shirt-
waist to avoid losing it." blushing.
"Now I hope you are aatlsfled—and
you may go The sheriff has dis-
appeared for the night. You can
safely oocupy your apartment."
"You're a good sport," said the may-
or. patting the girl tenderly on the
cheek—and passed out.
The mayor grinned and kept dig-
ging. A clap of thunder pealeil In
the distance. As she turned appre-
hensively the digter'r spade pried
up a long, ropy object.
"Here is your mound builder," be
said soberly, raising tbs object upon
The man smiled.
"Oh!" from the woman.
"I am afraid," he breathed, softly,
"it is exactly what it looks like—the
tail of a cow!"
As she stood frowning at him, great
Mayor Bedight Took Off His Coat Rue-
of that* flaxen hair of yours? I've
got Mae Andrews' puffs. They'll
match yours We'll cover Mabel's
brack tliatch until she looks like aa
albino. Here she Is now," as the
rustle of skirts proclaimed a new ar
later somebody knocked at the door.
The mayor waited.
"Walter!" whispered an excited
voice. "Open (he door. It Is 1-
"Come in," replied the mayor, turn-
ing the key.
"We fooled him!" ahe cried, radi-
antly. "He couldn't find his prisoner.
Mine Host told him there were but
ten young ladlss—and be went away
bewildered—but he's coming back
tomorrow to watch for you."
The man shrugged his shoulders
"Bess, you scoot out snd discover
what Harriet Brooks—" consulting his
"■t —"would like to have me do to-
morrow and whatever it Is we start
at five in the morning."
The girl hurried away.
The mayor seated himself at a
small desk and began to write. He
was still at It when Bess returned
"She has discovered an Indian
mound on Glen Island and she wants
you to go with her and open it I
have arranged to have her meet you
at the bathing beach at sun-up."
The mayor e" wled. He was not
fond of grave-di, lng.
"Thank you. lieas," he said finally.
"And now if /oi don't mind. I want
to writs a while."
"Very well, Walter," shs consented
taking up a magazine.
For an hour neither spoke. Then
tbe man laid down his pen and, look-
ing at the, sand:
"Bess, 1 want to know where Jackie
Vining keeps that confounded anti-
suffrage bill of mine."
"I refuse to enlighten you," sniffed
the girl determinedly
"Bess, you've got to tell me. I
must get out of thla confounded hole.
My campaign opens on the following
Saturday and I must be there. I
wouldn't mind serving oat inr sen-
"There Is the mound," advised Har-
riet Brooks on Wednesday morning
pointing to a rounded heap of earth
Just beyond the shads of a burr-oak
a half mile inland from Sylvan Lake
on Glen Isle.
Mayor Bedight took off his coat rue-
fully. Being prisoner to a prematurely
gray-haired young lady with a clear,
rosy complexion and % sweet, win-
some manner was not so bad—but
to be told to dig like a terrier in the
rough soil was a boree of another col-
or. But the mayor was game.
Grasping a spade, he set to work
diligently It was a warm morning
and the perspiration began to ooze
from his heated body.
"Come and sit in the shade a while,"
invited the girl, thoughtfully. "We
have all day to ourselves—and tbe
skeletons will not run away."
Bedight obeyed gratefully, throwing
himself at the woman's feet In tbe
cool bhadows of the oak.
"I'm awfully interested In ancient
and medieval things." she explained,
smiling down at blm over her book.
"Once when I was in Iowa I met a
man who was engaged in collecting
curios—and he lound a real mound-
builder skeleton along the Codar river
while I was there. What if this
should turn out to be something like
Pardon me," said tbe mayor,
boldly, "but a nice girl like yourself
should not be so Interested in dead
ones—especially when the woods
are full of live ones."
The girl's face flushed, tbe red
against her white hair making her
very attractive in tbe eyes of the man
on the sand
"The dead ones," she said slowly,
"never stay out late nights, never
tyrannize, never take everything for
granted, never get a grouch, never—"
The mayor interrupted her, his face
serious as be said:
"There were Darby and Joan."
"Hut these are the dayj of divorce
courts," she answered, "and—gen-
"I am old-fashioned." he parried
"I like to dream of home with the
woman in It."
"I fear it is going to rain," evaded
Miss Brooks, looking anxiously at
the cloud-filled west. "Do you mind
digging a bit, Mr. Bedight T"
"As the wife said to her husband
when she wanted a sealskin," be
taunted, returning to the mound
She came and stood over him as
His spade struck something—and
her excitement grew.
"Oh, I do hope It's a mound builder!
she cried excitedly.
A . • .
Much of the rhea- <
mstic pain that !
comes in damp,
changing weather is '
the work of uric
cut, tear or hurt anv
worse when the af-
fected muscle joint
If such attacks are
marked with head-
ache, backache diz-
ziness and disturb-
ance of the urine,
it's time to help the
Pills quickly help
Job. St.. Tbs
"Mr back ached so 1 'could
bardly ituop or atnlgbu-n. The kidney n-
croUuns brcamo profuso, obliging me to arise
nun; i nc. a night and the pa . geT were T«r?
palnfal. lly kidney* became«odisordered that!
t bought I wasdone for. Ihian'a KldneyPlllaboe-'
ever,went right to the teat of ti... troubleand for
over three year* nay cure hits bocn [ orM'n'n'
CetDoaa'. at Aar Store. SOe • Its
POSTER-MILBURN CO.. Buffalo, N.w Ywfc
UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCE8.
drops of rain began to fall. He look-
ed about hurriedly for shelter under a
"Come on," he cried, starting Tor the
boat upon the beach. "We'll have to
She followed him blindly.
He pulled the dory high and dry and
tipped it keel up
"Crawl under," he said as the rain
began to fall in torrents.
"Why, Mr. Healght, I can t do that
The man took her geotly by the
"You have no other choice—and be-
sides, I'm not a cannibal!"
She stooped and sat down upon the
sand under the shelter. He followed,
sitting close tocher, of necessity. The
fury of the storm broke. The day
became as dusk, lighted only by the
vivid flashes of anger that tore across
the sky. He felt the woman tremble.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Too Big an Insult.
Angrily the head of the haberdash-
ery concern stormed 'nto the employ-
ment agency and demanded an Inter-
view with the manager.
"1 understand," be Bi}id, "that you
have been recommending as A1 col-
lectors certain young men whom you
represent as having collected money
from us. If they can get it from ua,
they can get it from anybody That's
the way you make it appear, con-
sequently your clients land good Jobs."
With visions of possible libel suits
rising before his guilty conscience,
the agent attempted seif-Justificatoin.
"You are considered pretty hard
nuts, you know," he said.
"Oh, that's all right!" said tbe
man. "It ain't that I'm kicking about,
but not one of your men has ever col-
lected a dollar at our shop, and It
don't do any good to lie about It"
Now, Willie, if fhe minister comes
to dinner tonight you are uot to ask
foi a second piece of pie."
"Why, is dat wicked?"
"In these days of high-cost living,"
said Representative De ForeBt, the
sponsor of the bill for pensioning ex-
presidents, "we hear of many queer
"On a street car the other day, at
the end of a discussion on saving and
retrenchment, a lady said decisively:
" Oh, any woman can cut her hus-
band's hair; but, believe me, it takes
a clever one to cut it so that other
women's husbands will suspect noth-
Trend of the Times.
Ex-Governor Pennypacker. discuss-
ing the divorce evil in Philadelphia,
said, with a smile.
"In these times one never as the
saying goes, knows where one is at.
An acquaintance of mine extended his
hand to me at the Historical society
the other day and cried:
"Congratulate me! 1 am the hap
piest man alive!"
"I looked at him doubtfully.
"'Engaged. married or divorced?' I
asked."—New York Tribune.
The man who Btands at the bottom
of the ladder and steadies It is often
of more benefit to the country than
the one who climbs to the top.
HOW TO TAKE A SUN BATH
Treatment Is Dselarsd to Be a Sure
Cure for Many Varieties of the
Ailments of Humanity.
The sun bath la rapidly gaining
popularity. It waa not unknown to
the Romana, who Indulged In sun
baths to curs gout and rheumatism.
The buildings they erected In tbslr
villas for the sunray treatment were
All that Is needed Is the sun; but
it should not be allowed to beat down
upon the head, which should be cov-
ered. The .prospective sun-bather
should get into an ordinary bathing
costume and lie down in a convenient
spot on a rug. Care should be taken
to secure a position well out of the
wind, and, of course, the body must
be moved about every ten minutes to
avoid undue burning of any specific
part of the anatomy. Also, a bath
should never by any chance last
longer than an hour. Dlzslneaa. ex-
treme excitement, even faintneaa will
be the Inevitable reault should this
warning be disregarded
The sun bath Is said to be an al- j
most infallible cure for certain skin
diseases, for undue corpulence and j
Perhaps tbe cult of the sun bath Is 1
mora popular at a small place near |
Berlin, where tho adherenta of th
new and almple cure have formei
themselves Into an association
Some Quaint Hotels.
The hotel that stands out moat
prominently In my recollection Is one
in Iqulque, where, even while you are
sitting at the dining tables, vendera
come In from the streets to sell you
food. At this same hotel they have
two charges for baths—eight shllllnga
if you insist on clean water and about
four shillings If you are willing to take
a second turn at the tub.
Another Instance of a quaint hotel
Is In the town of Africa. In Peru Her«
they are using at the present time tha
hull of an old American man-of-war,
which was taken Inland by a great ti-
dal wave many years ago and haa
alnce been fitted up as a hotel and la
In great demand—Philadelphia In
Little Doubt About It.
Married a month, a youn* man tok
the magistrate that his wife had dona
the following things: Torn up tha
marriage-certificate, pawned the ring
torn up her wedding-dress, assaulted
him. 8he followed ',ilm to court, h«
added, but he managed to dodge her
The Clerk: "You took her for bettei
or worse, and you aeem to have gol
Ready to Serve
Direct From Package
A dainty diah of toasted
Indian Corn, brimful of
sweet flavour and subatantiai
Post Toa*ies in the pan-
try mean many delicious
Direct to your table in
sealed, air-tight packages.
Sold by Grocers every-
"The Memory Lingers *
Port urn c «al Co, Lid.
Battle Creek, Mick.
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