The Inola Register. (Inola, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, May 1, 1908 Page: 7 of 8
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Score and Ten Need
Not Be Limit of Life
By DR. BUB METSCRNIBOrr.
KfmtM mm4 *•*•* mt "The •* ill*."
Would it I* tof lit* k«nn1 of iIm liuman net to
•■tit'iitl the duration of the life of man beyond its proo-
When we have abolished inch catwee of prneo-
ciou* aeiiilitjr m intemperance Mid disease, it will no
longer be necessary to give petitions at the age of 00 or
70 yenrs. The i<o*t of aupportlQg the old, instead of
increasing, will diiniuish proyrnaaivdy.
We must use all our endeavors to allow men to
complete their norms! course of life and to make it
possible for old men to play their parts aa adviser*
and judges, endowed with their long experience of life.
To do this all the organs must be preserved in a condition of vigor.
It is necessary to recognise and suloJue any morbid tendencies, whether
these be hereditary or have been acquired during life. It is necessary to be
moderate iu food and drink, and in all other physical pleasures. The aiv
should bo pure in the dwelling and in the vicinity. It is necessary to take
exercise daily, whatever bo the weather.
In many ca*cs the rcspiratoty system must be especially exercised, and
exercise on level ground add up hill should be taken. The per*ons should go
to bed early and ri*e early, and not sleep for mora than six or seven hours.
A bath should be taken daily and the skin should be well rublwd, the
water used being hot or cold, according to taste.
It can bo only in the future, near or remote, that we shall obtain
exact information upon what is one of the chief problems of humanity.
In the meantime, those who wish to preserve their intelligence as long aa
possible and to make their cycle of life as complete and a* normal as is
possible under present conditions must depend on general sobriety and on
habits conforming to the rules of general hygiene.
■y REV. WILLIAM OAIDAN,
It has been said that a man may be
known by the company he keeps; he may
be known by his habits, by his speech, tone
of voice, step, walk, cast of eye, by the way
he stands. Indeed every physical trick and
peculiarity tells tales of the man inside,
the man back of the peculiarity. Per-
sonality is summed up mostly when one has
tabulated and catalogued the sum total of
all a man's outward and visible habitudes.
What a world of information there ia
in a walk, the balanced progression of the
ordinary mortal, the way the feet make a
fulcrum of the earth and procced about
their world business. An enormous amount of individuality is crowded
into this business of walking, the mind gets into the feet and the feet into
the mind, and not only the mind but the morals, the spirit, may be found
in the way the feet plant themselves on the solid earth and go about their
Walking is not simply progression, it is the forward movement, plus
mental and moral qualities. The way the feet are picked up, the way the
leg is poised in the air, the lateral and forward movements of the body—
all these, have imprisoned within them the veiy spirit of the man. There
is the man who picks his way, whose every step is a calculated step, who
never surprises himself by a misstep, never wobbles, turns back and goes
over his own steps again. One at once recognizes that such a man has him-
self in hand, never finds himself in gratuitous or needless difficulties, has
the world that deals with him and with which he deals pretty well ana-
lysed and understood. In a tight and difficult place, or a perilous set of
circumstances, he is pretty sure to make the best possible terms and
come out* in the best possible way.
And then there is the mincing, lightly tripping walk, telling of a
mind that works quickly but superficially, that seeks to go through the
world with the least tragedy, and seeks to take the pathway of life with
the least possible exertion. Given to rapid mental movements but never
focusing too much energy on any particular problem. The light stepper
can easily turn about when the road is hard and the enemy threatens, and
can surrender a cause when to go straight ahead would involve a long
, A detachment of itm Kl(ht*«nih In
antrv front Itetnuna ir«|>|w«l by
nillan* In • natrium ■orae Aiin.n* them
i* • *trans«r who introduce* Mm., if by
lit* nam. uf Haiii| ii n, al*u fiillla lt.
|Mtg| trail*,, ami lib il«u«M«r Ullll* ami
a maturity of tins wihtin* are hilled •lur-
ing a ilifer itava' *i«-*r H«ut|i( n ami
Mia girl >.«i> ratal* from Hie Indiana
rii y fall c^liauaied un lli« iil*ln A
eiinifHtny uf Il.e H.>imill cavalri Ueut.
Hr*ni In turn nut ml. Ami tlmm Hamilton
ami Hie. girl aio|>"*i the Miner*' l|ont« In
• Heii. ant, Mr* I'utti, iiro|irietr« a Hamil-
ton lath* III* future mer wtlll ikli** 'Ki-
ll* I h Klil fill*1 aim** him l«r trnitli-
•J« |HI lure ar„| |nt|* him what *h« can
of her parentage and life Tl.« decide
ahr Khali live «rl« t Mr* llermloti Nalil*
llm Kill run* away from Mr* llerndon'*
ami reiuiri* Hamilton. He Mww Iter lo
ICO Imii It, ami In Ii4ie nothlllK more lo «lu
with him. lie melon iilaya hi* laat same
of card*. He announce* tu lint glavln
that he ha* null. ...... ■ ■■<•■< .... —
•III. Mi * IMmetic «(.. ii.. r *rriv«* In
ami then |e<ve« Olen-
By JANES DUNCAN,
M At fttSM tanfcM Mm** d bhr.
The anarchist who advocates the use
of physical force in any form in the propa-
gation of his ideas is the worst enemy of
civil progress. He should be dealt with as
summarily as he would deal with those
whom he selects as the victims of his cow-
It is but the truth, however, to say
that this individual has his collective
counterpart in the organized oppression
and menace of military systems. In the
case of the individual anarchist of this
type his law of action is self-made and
self-executing. A like condition prevails
in the case of the governmental-power that makes war for aggrandize-
ment or in obedience to impulses of wrath and hate.
War is an argument for anarchy, an influence favorable to the devel-
opment of the spirit of strife and destruction in the individual. In the
very best light it can be regarded only as an abhorrent necessity. The
gospel of universal peace is the* most efficacious corrective of the impulse
In the long history of the world's wars the workingman has borne the
burden of loss and suffering, and the workingman to-day is summoned
by his record of devastation and death to the high dtity and privilege of
preaching and supporting the propaganda of peace, the peace of the in-
dividual and the nation.
Personally I am opposed to the perpetuation and observance of every
tradition and custom that exalts war. Courage is the manly virtue, but all
the courage and fortitude that man has to-day is needed in the work of
peace and progress.
It would be idle to say that the world can free itself completely from
■trife. There is an occasion for strife of a certain kind, the strife be-
tween the sentiments of justice and those of wrong. Such strife is voiced
when in high places the fitting word is
spoken in favor of the oppressed, and
the appropriate rebuke ia launched
• item u|t| i,, lei,, ti Ha nr*t achool MlM
Hpenrer meet* Nalila. Itev. WynUooji,
, "he i.« .i r • I * at Mr* Herndon'a
.Numa ami l.iriit liram ukuiii meet with-
out hi* knowlhll who nlie la. Mile Inform*
hllll at the rmiilnK I In. h.-lor • lub hall In
'"•nor uf Ml** Npeneor. Out Brant
meet* HUi-iil Murphy, I'uater'* mouI lie
report* trouble l.reviWm uimuiK the Hloux
Social ili;tl< utile* aline at the Bachelor
• lull'* hall union* the admirer* uf Ml*a
Hpenrer. IJeut. Itr.ml meet* Ml** Htx-n-
'■'■r hut *he I* not hi* nt'iitialiiiiMH'i' of the
<biy liefore. Hlie tell* him of Nuldu. ami
lie acrldcntally meeta her again aa he la
returning to the t..illrooni with a fun for
MIh* Hjii'im . r llrunt accuin|iiitilc* Nulila
home from the <lnnre. (hi the way alie
liifoniia him a* to whu alie la. mill that
MM la tn til" l II..mi llrunt uml
Hampton meet llahipton Infornia the
lieutenant that hi* attention* lo Nnhlit
i""it reu*e. ami proclaim* un authority
over tier that juatltw* the atutemrnt.
Ilrant tella Hampton of the presence of
n!|. nt Murphy, uml the fact that It.'I
Mlnvln receive* government innHin fur
him. MIm* Hpem er calleil on llob Hamp-
ton. Tell* lilm of ii reil-fuceil *t ranger
mlstnklnu her for Xalds. Itrani Inter-
view* lied Klin In nml* that he la an ex-
trooper In the Seventh cavalry. It wu*
Hluvln'* uml Murphy'* te*tlinony that
inore iban ten yeara before bud convicted
Hobert N'olnn. then u captain lu the Sev-
enth, of the murder of MaJ. Brunt. Hr.
Hampton attempt* to force a confeaalon
from Rluvln. Hluvln lnal*t* It I* Murphy
he want*, und Murphy hit* left. In ■
aeiifile Hluvln I* killed by n knife thrust.
Hampton aurrender* to Buek Milium,
rimmliul. Mob attempt* to capture lilin.
Mhhdii and III* prlaoner encnpe to a hill
and defend themaelve*.
CHAPTER XX (Contlnuad).
"All I saw was the crowd blocking
the doorway. I knew they had caught
me lying on Slavln, with my hand
grasping the knlfe-hllt, and, somehow,
I couldn't think or anything Just then
but how to get out of there into the
open. I've seen vigilantes turn loose
before, and knew what was likely to
"Sure. Recognise anybody in that
"Big Jim, the bartender, was the
only one I knew; he had a bung-start-
er in his hand."
Mason nodded thoughtfully, his
mouth puckered. "It's him, and half
a dozen other fellers of the same
stripe, who are klckin' up all this fra-
cas. The most of 'em are yonder
now, an' if it wusn't fer leavin' a pris-
oner unprotected, darn me if I wudn't
like to mosey right down thar an'
pound a little hoss sense Into that
bunch o' cattle. Thet's 'bout the only
thing ye kin do fer a plum fool, so
long as the law won't let ye kill
"I'm really sorry that you got mixed
up in this, Buck," said Hampton,
"for it looks to me about nine chances
out of ten against either of us getting
away from here unhurt."
"Oh, I don't know. It's bin my ex-
perience thet there's allers chances if
you only keep yer eyes skinned. If
we kin only manage to hold 'em back
till after dark we maybe might creep
away through the bush to take a hand
in this little game. Anyhow, it's up
to us to play it out to the limit. Bless
my eyes, if those lads ain't a-comin'
up right now!"
A half-dozen men were starting to
climb the hillside, fallowing a dim
trail through the tangled underbrush.
Mason stepped up to the ore dump
where he could see better, and watch-
ed their movements closely.
"HI, there!"' he called, his voice
harsh and strident. "You fellers are
not invited to this picnic, an' there'll
be somethln' doin' if you push along
The little bunch halted instantly
just without the edge of the heavy
timber, turning their faces up toward
"Now, see here, Buck," answered
one, taking a single step ahead of the
others, and hollowing his hand as a
trumpet to speak through, "it don't
look to us fellers as if this affair was
any of your funeral, nohow, and we've
come 'long ahead of the others just
on purpose to give you a (air show to
poll out of it afore the real trouble
"Is thet so?"
The little marshal was too far away
for them to perceive how his teeth
set beneath the bristly mustache.
"You bet! The boys don't consider
thet it's hardly the square deal your
takin' up agin 'em In this way. They
'lected you marshal of this yere camp,
but It warn't expected you'd ever take
no sides 'long with murderers. Thet's
too stiff fer us to abide by. So come
on down. Buck, an' leave us to at-
tend to the cuss."
"1( you mean Hampton, he's my
prisoner. Will yon promise to let me
take him down to Cheyenne fer
MWal. I rerkon not, old man \V*
kla live hi in s trial wsll 'noush h*r
lit aienfal4." ruarod another velre
from of th*> aroup, which ws ap-
parently aruwlna restless uw Hi* de-
lay "Hut wv aln t Inclined to do you
nu hsrui unless ye ram In too far.
Ho i •tine un down. Iluck, throw up yer
card*, we'** got *|| ih«* seen, an' ye
can't bluff this whole durn e«mi>."
Maaoo |iat Into the dum;i contemp-
tuously, hi* hands thrust Into hi* pock-
et*. You're a fine lookln' lot o law.
sbldln' citlsens. you are! Illamed if
you ain't. This yere man. Hob I lamp
tun. In my prituiuer. an' I'll take him
to Cheyenne If I have ter brain every
touah In Olencald to do It. Thet'i
"Oh. come off; you can't run your
notion* agin the whole blaine moral
•entlim-nt of thia camp"
"Moral sentiment! I m backln' up
the law, not moral sentiment. y« cross-
eyed lieer-sllnger. an' If ye try edtcin'
up ther another step I'll |i)uK you with
There was a minute of heultancy
whllu the men below conferred, the
ef dl>^barged tkijeis " fee growM. "aa1
«Im> fcaua <**> • bu ail fiabi I r«*k<
ua I a* HI fellers is tun is
one uf lis yll; *a>lm«, they've got «s
c<aj|*4 4k . I kit thet lad crewlisa
youder etiabi to b* ia reach, aa' it's
our buohden duly not to lei the buys
«it iwi nay."
Hamilton tried the shot sna«est A
eievatiaa considerable lu overcome dl*
taaee There was a yell and a swlfi
slurrying backward which caused Ma
«ou to laugh, alt bona ti neither knew
whether this result arose from fright
" Wised ter teach em manners onet
la swhlle or they'll Imbibe a fool ao-
lion they bin come right 'long up yere
without no invite. Taint fer Iona, no-
how. leas all them guya are ijuta"
Hampton turned hi* head and look-
ed MkKtjr into the freckled face. Im
|ire*s«d by the speaker's grave tone "
Kite, my hoy. Are, The wind's
dead tight fer it; thet brush will burn
like so much tiud«r. sit' with this big
wsll & reek bark of us. It will he hell
here, all right. 8ome of 'em are
bouud to think of It pretty blame ooon.
sn' then. Hob, I reckon you an' I will
Itev' to take to the open on (he jump "
Hampton's eyes hardened Ood.
how he desired to live just then, to
uncover that fleeing Murphy and
wring from him the whole truth which
had b«en eluding him all these years!
"Bhs Levss Ms: ths Loves Ms Not."
It was no claim of military duty
which compelled Ilrant to relinquish
Mlna Spencer so promptly at the ho
tt-l door, hut rather n desire to escape
tier ceaacli-*s chatter and gain retire
luont whete he could reflect lu quiet
over the revelations of Hampton In
this quest he rode slowly up the val-
ley of the Hear Water, through the
bright sunshine, the rare beauty of
the scene scarccly leaving the sllsht-
"Hi, There!" He Called, "You Fellers Ain't Invited to This Picnic."
marshal looking contemptuously down
upon them, his revolver gleaming om-
inously in the light.
"Oh, come on, Buck, show a little
hoss sense,' the leader sang out.
"We've got every feller in camp along
with us. an there ain't no show fer
the two o' ye to hold out against that
sort of an outfit."
Mason smiled and patted the barrel
of his Colt.
"Oh, go to blazes! When I want
any advice, Jimmie. I'll send fer ye.
Some one fired, the ball digging up
the soft earth at the marshal's feet,
and flinging it in a blinding cloud Into
Hampton's eyes. Mason's answer
was a sudden fusilade, which sent the
crowd flying helter-skelter Into the un-
derbrush. One among them stagger-
ed and half fell, yet succeeded In
dragging himself out of sight.
"Great Scott, if I don't believe I
winged James!" the shooter remarked
cheerfully, reaching back into his
pocket for more cartridges. "Maybe
them boys will be a bit more keerful
If they once onderstand they're up
agin the real thing. Well, perhaps I
better skin down, fer I reckon it's
liable ter be rifles next"
It was rifles next, and the "winging"
of Big Jim, however it may have in-
spired caution, also developed fresli
animosity tn the hearts of his fol-
lowers, and brought forth evidences of
discipline tn their approach. Peering
across the sheltering dump pile, the
besieged were able to perceive the
dark figures cautiously advancing
through the protecting brush; they
sped out widely until their two flanks
were close in against the wall of rock,
and then the deadly rifles began to
spit spitefully, the balls casting up
the soft dirt tn clouds or flattening
against the stones. The two men
crouched lower, bussing their pile of
slas, unable to perceive even a stray
assailant within ranse ot their ready
"This whole blame country la tall
est impress on his mind, so busy was
it. and so preoccupied. He no longer
had any doubt that Hampton had util-
ized his advantageous position, as well
as his remarkable powers of pleasing,
to ensnare the susceptible heart of
this young, confiding girl. While the
man had advanced no direct claim, he
had said enough to make perfectly
clear the close intimacy of their re-
lation and the existence of a definite
understanding between them. With
this recognized as a fact, was he jus-
tified in endeavoring to win Nalda Gil-
lis for himself? That the girl would
find continued happiness with such a
man as Hampton he did not for a mo-
ment believe possible; that she had
been deliberately deceived regarding
his true character he felt no doubt.
That the girl was morally so far
above him as to make his very touch
a profanation, and at the unbidden
thought of it, the soldier vowed to op-
pose such an unholy consummation.
Nor did he, even then, utterly despair
of winning, for he recalled afresh the
intimacy of their.few past meetings,
his face brightened in memory of this
and that brief word or shy glance.
All the world loves a lover, and all
the fairies guide him. As the offi-
cer's eyes glanced up from the dusty
road, he perceived just ahead the same
steep bank down which he had
plunged in his effort at capturing his
fleeing tormentor. With . the sight
there came upon him the desire to loi-
ter again In the little glen where they
had first met, and dream once more
of her who had given to the shaded
nook both life and beauty. He swung
himself from tbe saddle, tied a loose
rein to a scrub oak, and clambered up
With the noiseless step of a plains-
man he pushed In through the laby-
rinths or bush, only te bait petrified
upon tbe very edge of that Inner bar-
rier. No flsment of imastnatlon, but
the glowing reality or flesh and blood,
awaited bias. She had neither mm
aar kaard die approach aad bo etap
Mia porpfcalty lla bad I
dueea spaesbsa lor l*r ears, yel now
be awM tie ao awe tkaa siaad aad
sa e, IMS heart la Ma y«e Aad H
was a vioioa u> eaehaia. to bold Mpe
•peechtaM- She waa sealed witb aa-
•i tidied giare ua tbe edge ol tbe baak.
ber baatls rlaeped about ua* baao, bar
sweat lane sobered by tboagbt, ber
eyea dowarasl, tbe loag lasbea plaia
ly outlined ggoimrt Ibe Clear cbeeba
To draw barb unobserved was Impoe
sible, even bad be poeoesued streagtb
of will s iMcieal lo maba the attempt,
nor would words of easy greetiag
come to bis relief, lie eoald merely
wursblp siieally as before a sacred
•brine H was Ibns sbe glanced np
•ud saw blm with startled eyes, bar
hands unclasping, ber ebeeba ron*'
IJeut Itrani, you here?" nbe ei
claimed, speaking na if bis presence
•ceined unreal "What strange mir-
acles an Idle thought ran work!"
thought*. I have heard." be re-
plied, coming toward her with load
uncovered, "will sometimes awnken
snswere through vnst dUtaace* uf
time and spnre. As my thought was
with yon I may he altogether to blaine
for thus ai(Hiking your uwn. Prom
tbe expression of your face. 1 sup
posed you dresmlng"
Hhe smiled, her eyes uplifted for n
single Inktant to his own. "It was
rather thougKt just merging Into
dream, and there are few things In
life mote nweet, I know not, whether
It Is the common gift of all minds, but
my day dreams sre almost mure to
me than my realities "
"First It was moods, and now
dreams." lie oeated himself comfort-
ably at ber feet. You would cauke
me to believe you a most Impractical
ticrson. Miss Nalda."
"If that were only true, I am sure
I «hould tie most hsppy. for It hss
been my fortune so far to conjure up
only pleasure through day-drcamlm:
—the things I like and long for be-
come my very own then. Hut If you
tin an. aa I mispect. that I do not en-
Joy the dirt and drudgery of life, then
my plea will have to be guilty. Back
cf-what you term practical some one
htia said there Is always a dream, a
flrst conception. In that sense (
choose to be a dreamer."
"And not ao unwise a choice, if
your dreams only tend toward re-
sults." He sat looking Into her ani-
mated face, deeply puzzled by both
words and actlona. "I cannot help
noticing that you avoid all reference
to my meeting with Mr. Hampton. Is
this another sign of your Impractical
"I should say rather the opposite,
for I had not even supposed It con-
Indeed! That presents a vaatly dif-
ferent view from the one given us an
hour since. The distinct Impression
was then conveyed to both our minds
that you were greatly distressed re-
garding the matter. Is It possible you
can have been acting again?"
"I? Certainly not!" and she made
no attempt to hide her Indignation.
"What do you mean?"
He hesitated an Instant in hie re-
ply, feeling that poasibly he was
treading upon thin ice. But her eyes
commanded a direct answer, and he
yielded to them.
"We were informed that you expe-
rienced great anxiety for fear we
might quarrel—so great, indeed, that
you bad conflded your troubles to an-
"To whom?" 4
"Miss Spencer. She came to us os-
tensibly in your name, and as a peace-
For a moment she sat gazing direct-
ly at him, then she laughed softly.
"Why, how supremely ridiculous; I
can hardly believe it true, only your
face tells me you certainly are not
In play. Lieut. Brant, I have never
even dreamed of such a thing. You
had informed me that your mission
was one of peace, and he pledged me
his word not to permit any quarrel,
i had utmost confidence in you both."
"How, then, did she even know of
"I am entirely in the dark, as mys-
tified as you," she acknowledged,
frankly, "for it has certainly never
been a habit with me to betray the
confidence of my friends, and I learn-
ed long since not to confide secrets to
Apparently neither cared to discuss
the problem longer, yet he remained
silent considering those questions
which might decide his fate.
"You speak of your confidence in
us both," he said, slowly. "To me
the complete trust you repose in Mr.
Hampton is scarcely comprehensible.
Do you truly believe in his reform?"
"Certainly. Don't you?"
The direct return question served
to nettle and confuse him. "It is,
perhaps, not my place to say, as my
future happiness does not directly de-
pend on the permanence of his
reformation. But if his word can be
depended upon, your happiness to a
very large extent does."
She bowed. "I have no doubt you
can safely repoBe confidence in what-
ever he may have told you regarding
"You indorse, then, the claims he
"You are very insistent; yet I
know of no good reason why I should
not answer. Without at all knowing
the nature of those claims to which
you refer, I have no hesitancy In say-
ing that I possess such complete con-
fidence in Bob Hampton as to reply
unreservedly yes. But really, Lieut.
Brant, I should prefer talklns upon
some other topic. It la evident that
you two sentlemea are not friendly,
yet there is no reason why aa? mis-
understand! ns between yon should In-
terfere with oar friendship, la tftmr
cro mm comoross*
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