The Hollis Post-Herald (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 17, 1908 Page: 2 of 10
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IUostrations by Raj Walters
Three glrln'— Kllzuboth, Oabrlellt' and
Rllse—Htarted for Cuimda to apen<J tho
Hummer there. On board Btenmer they
were frightened by an npparnntly dement-
ed stranger, who finding u bag belonging
to one of them, look enjoyment In scru-
tinising a photo of the trio. lSllae ahared
hor Htateroom with a Mrs. Oraham, uIho
bound for Canada. The young women on
ft Klghtneelng tour met Mr*. Oraham.
Mnxiuunly awaiting her htinband, who had
a mmla for Hailing. They were Intro-
duced to J-ord Wilfrid and Lady Edith.
A cottage by the ocean wiu rented by
the trio for the summer. Kllzabetn
learned that a friend of her father's was
to call. Two men railed. one of them
being the queer-acting stranger on the
steamer. The girls wore "not at home,"
but discovered by the card* left that one
of . the men was Elisabeth's father's
friend. The men proved to be John C.
Hlnko and Gordon Uennett. The party
was told of the search for smugglers In
the vicinity of the cotUuru. Ellse visited
Mrs. Oraham to find that hor life was
not the happiest. She learned that the
and Lady Edith were acquatnt-
Orfthamn ann Lady Edith were acquaint-
ed. A wisp of yellow hair from M
him, but it wasn't bo bad, aftor all,
Indeed, we had all enjoyed the aft-
ernoon. FJven Gabrielle returned to
tho veranda, with her hair as high up
on her head as she could get It and
with her most Impressive manner, but
we none of us referred to our trip up
on the steamer, and our visitor de
parted without once mentioning our
property In his possession, although
my ,Bldecombu were obviously not
mates, which made me very uncom
Elizabeth asked him to come again,
and when reproached for her cordiall
ty said she did It only to please us,
and quite expected to be bored to
death horHelf; from which we knew
she was very favorably Impressed.
A sudden storm came up that after-
noon, and when Mr. Bennett rose to go
the sky was very black and lowering,
and the ocean roared ominously, so he
left his boat tied to our slip and went
up Into the village to do some er-
rands and wait until It should be
over. Instead of a short squall, how-
ever, It settled down Into a heavy rain,
with howling easterly wind and
tossing, turbulent sea, bo he was
obliged to spend the night In the vil-
lage, as, of course, he could not crosn
to his Island In his small boat.
It was our first real storm in the
cottage, and as we heard the boom of
the waves and listened to the wind
sweep about our little home until it
sometimes trembled • upon Its founda-
tions, I must admit wo were slightly
nervous and could not settle to any
occupation. So we gathered around
our stone fireplace, lighted the drift
wood Mary Anne had placed ready,
and watched the wonderful green, lav-
ender, scarlet and blue of the
crackling flames in silence.
Elizabeth sat on the rug and leaned
her head against Gabrlelle's knee, and
their faces gradually assumed the
dreamy, far-away expression which
means they have withdrawn into their
own Inner world, where outsiders may
not follow them, and where memory
and anticipation are softened by mu-
tual interest and mutual affection. But
I did not care, for I also had a little
Inner world with memories, and liked
to anticipate the future, now very
hazy and indistinct, to be sure, but
filled with delightful possibilities and
alluring in its very vagueness.
Ho 1 leaned back In my low wicker
chair and built castlcs In the air, while
ham's pocket fell Into the hands of Elise.
Mra. Graham's hair wan black.
After all, It was Gabrlelle who first
opened the door In our wall of reserve
and allowed Gordon Bennett to pene
trate beyond It, and In the light of
after events I was very glad, Indeed,
1 was not responsible. It happened
She had washed hor hair and gone
out In the sun to dry it, taking a book
and a box of chocolates to help pass
away the time, and, after wandering
nbout a little, had established herself
at the top of the flight of ateps leading
clown to the boathouse, as the most se-
cluded as well as the sunniest place
she could find.
Gabrlelle's hair Is reddish brown,
and when the sun shines upon It there
aro gold threads which glitter exceed-
ingly, so wo tell her she makes a point
of going out of dpors to dry it; but Blie
says tills is a Blander, and she does
It because freBh air and sunshine are
good for the scalp. Anyhow, she
went. And she also borrowed Eliza-
beth's ivory comb with tho silver back,
because Its teeth are very wide apart,
and therefore acceptable when It
comes to getting out. the tangleB. Now,
this espocial comb Is solely for orna-
ment, and lies in state upon Eliza-
beth's dressing table, with the brush
beside it; they belong to a set brought
her from Japan, and have associations
which render them sacred, so 1 was
astonished at Gabrlelle's vandalism in
proposing to desecrate it.
Just what really happened I don't
know; I believe she got to dreaming
out there in the sunshine, but this is
what she said:
"I was sitting quietly reading when
I heard a little thump, nnd there was
that miserable comb balancing on the
bottom step. Of course I went after
It, and of course before 1 got there it
toppled over and went through a
crack of the slip into the water."
"That slip is hoodooed," interrupted
Elizabeth. "Why don't you do as I
do, and keep away from it?"
"It was low tide," continued Gabrl-
elle, "and I could look through the
•'.rack and see it lying on the sand be-
neath the water, so I took a stick and
tried to poke it out. I got along very
well by progressing from crack to
crack, but at the critical moment I
got excited nnd poked too hard, and
it shot out Just beyond my Teach. That
made me wild, for I knew I couldn't
face Elizabeth without it. so I simply
lay down and grappled with my slick." |
"Well?" I inquired, as she paused i
with a reminiscent chuckle.
"Well, as I was lying there with |
my face the color of a boiled lobster, i
fishing away for all 1 was worth, I '■
heard ;i voice say: 'Allow me." and [
there he was In a sailboat, the picture
of coolness and comfort. Ho rolled up j
liU sleeve, though, and went to work,
and finally got It. then calmly landed
and introduced himself, saying some- j
thing about having been unfortunate |
In his visits."
"Then was your opportunity to be
dignified and sqnelching.' I Inter I
rupted. "You should have frozen him !
with a glance."
"1 tried to." she returned, "but all |
at once I remembered my hair, and |
who could be dignified then?"
"So you brought him home
you as a reward of merit," laughed
Elizabeth. "I shall never forget how
you looked as you came up the ver
"Yes said Gabrlelle; "and you two the outer kitchen door opened, and good shot." he said. "We Americana
sat and stared as though we had es-1 Mary Anne herself, wet. draggled and are belter shots than most." he said,
raped from the zoo. Take your comb, breathless, stood before us. "A French prince visited me on my
be H«t usually ruddy face was pale, ranch once, and we went out after
"All at Once I Remembered My Hair,
and Who Could Be Dignified Then?"
the rain beat unnoticed against the
windows and the surf thundered angri-
ly upon the Bhore.
"What's that?" cried Elizabeth, sharp-
ly, nud with one accord we sprang to
For above the noise of the storm we
had heard a crash, as of metal striking
metal, and the fall of a heavy body,
apparently right beneath us.
"It's the storm," said Gabrlelle.
"Only the storm."
But she was white and trembling as
she spoke, nnd cast an apprehensive
glance at the floor, as though she ex-
pected it to open and engulf us.
"The cellar," whispered Elizabeth
—"some one is down there."
Now, the cellar was a part of our
abc.de we had not yet explored, so It
had all the mystery of the unknown,
and as we crept stealthily Into the
kitchen we experienced a sensation of
standing over a bomb which might at
at any time explode and annihilate us.
Gabrlelle valiantly advanced to the
door leading down into it, and opened
it the fraction of an inch.
"Who is there?" she said, beginning
bravely enough anJ ending with a
Of course there was no reply, and
we would have been frightened to
death If there had been, yet wo fell
indignant at the stillness, as well as at 1
the* impenetrable darkness our eyes
could not pierce. Gabrielle shut and
locked the door.
' Shall we go down?" Her voice was
rt'lher tremulous, and she looked re
lioved when we shook our heads de-
"If we only had a dog." I hazarded.
| could put It down ahead of us to
with | find out if any one was there; but
j we haven't."
"No." agreed Elizabeth, thoughtful
1 ly; "but we have Mary Anne."
As though in response to her name.
It was Elizabeth who spoke, and her
voice brought Mary Anne's wandering
eye to a focus and held it a moment.
She picked up her shawl and folded
It carefully, smoothing the creases
with trembling hands.
"It's a wild night, Mlsa Elizabeth,"
she said, with a shudder. "The storm
got into me blood, miss, and sleep I
couldn't fur thinking of them I knows
who are maybe out- on the Bea, so I
got me shawl and started fur me
brother's 'oune to see If 'e "ad got
'ome safe and sound; but I couldn't
git down the bluff, Miss Elite, the
wind being that vl'Ient It clean druv
me back. And I stumbled, MIsb Gabrl
elle, and urt meself ag'lnst the side
of the 'ouee, miss, as you kin see fur
yerself. 'Ow, but it's a night! God
save them out on the wide water."
Mary Anne paused for breath and
looked curiously at ub.
"But what are ye all In the kitchen
fur?" she Inquired In a more natural
way. "Is It afraid ye are, too, and
come out 'ere to look fur me to keep
We told her about our fright, and
she promptly reassured us, saying she
had locked everything securely early
In the evening, but would go down and
"I'll go with you and hold the light,"
I volunteered; but Mary Anne declined
my society more firmly than politely.
"And what good would you be, Miss
Elise—jumpin' at yer shadder and
drlppin' candle grease over me clean
floor? No, thank ye kindly, I'll go
alone; full well I know there's nothin'
bigger than a rat down there."
It was very pleasant to hear her
moving about, and when she called up
to us with a laugh that the hanging
shelf had fallen, coming down upon
the coal shovel and scuttle, we
Jaughed also, and felt a weight lifted
from our hearts.
"Them ropes was rotten," announced
Mary Anne, laboriously ascending the
stairs, "and it's a mercy I didn't set
the cream there to raise as usual,
which, praise be given, I didn't. Don't
you worry no more, but go to bed, and
I'll make some chocolate to warm you
like, for it's very comfortin' to the
innerds on a night like this."
It was acceptable advice, and we
gladly followed it, but as we left the
kitchen I chanced to glance back and
saw Mary Anne at the cellar door,
her head bent and her whole bearing
tense and alert—much the attitude of
a dog who waits an expected command
in its master's voice.
Yet when she appeared upstairs a
little later, carrying a tray with three
cups of steaming chocolate, and filled
with motherly solicitude as to our com-
fort, she was merely a respectable,
middle-aged servant, whose opinions
one would receive with due respect.
She had rearranged her dress, and her
manner was quite natural and com-
posed as she drew aside the curtain
and looked into the night, witft a com-
ment on its wildness.
We joined her at the window, and
as we stood looking out a beam of
light pierced the onveloping darkness,
casting a broad path across the black
water, and we could see a little boat
making its way around the point of
the island—now riding the waves gal
lantly, now tipped so far to one side
it seemed certain to capsize.
"Our friend the searchlight," re-
marked Gabrielle, In the tone of one
who welcomes an old acquaintance,
but a smothered sound as the little
boat careoned dangerously caused me
to glance curiously at Mary Aanne.
She was leaning against the window
frame, and was evidently in pain, for
her face was livid and her breath came
in short gasps.
"It's nothing. Miss Elise," she mut-
tered, as she caught my eye. "The
dyspepsy ketches me around the 'eart
now and then. And to think of some
mother's Bon in that little cockle-shell
to-night! Come, now, get into bed
and drink your chocolate while
"I think," remarked Elizabeth, as
she sipped appreciatively, "that Mr.
Bennett's boat will be beaten to plecea
against, our slip tonight. I wish we
could get into the boathouse for such
emergencies. You must make your
brother get us a key, Mary Anne."
"Yes, miss," said Mary Anne quietly.
I tried to say something, but found
myself suddenly too sleepy to articu-
late, and saw Mary Anno retreat with
the empty cups as though through a
I slept heavily that night, and
dreamed that Gordon Bennett made a
boathouse of our cellar in spite of
our remonstrances to the contrary. I
also had a curiously vivid impression
of Mary Anne and a candle passing
and repassing my door, but when I
tried to call out and ask her what she
wanted I could make no sound, and
could only struggle with the oppressed,
smothering sensation which Elizabeth
said always accompanied nightmare.
I was willing to take her word for It,
never having experienced It myself,
but I did not like it, and mentally re-
solved to drink no more chocolate at
night, if it produced such unwelcome
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
NAMED MINISTER TO HONDURAS.
Massachusetts Man Promoted at Re-
cult of Good Work.
Boston.—Philip M. Brown of Wo*
burn, Mass., has been made minister
for the United States at Honduras,
with a yearly salary of 910.000.
Mr. Brown was born in Hampden,
Me., In 1875, but when he was ten
years old his parents moved to Wo-
burn, where he was educated In tho
public schools. He afterward attend-
ed Williams college, from which he
was graduated in the class of '98.
Shortly after completing his course at
8tata Colliery A firm engaged in the manufacture
Owln* to tho rise in tho price of of aluminum wares at Ludenacheid,
coal, the government of South Au - Germany, has placed on the market
tralta have recently concluded nego- Btfuvenir spoons made from the aluml-
ttatlons tor the purchase of 3,500 acres num which formed a part of the Von
of land in New South Wales, for the Zeppelin airBhip, which ^as wrecked
purpose of establishing their own ou August 5. One side of the handle
btlne. About 80 arrets have been bears the date of the catastrophe and
ileared, a dam has been constructed, a facsimile signature of the aeronaut,
and preparations are being made for On the other side there is in relief a
slaking. This new departure in state view of the airship sailing over a
ownership, regarded with misgivings city and the inscription, "Cast from
In certain quarters, has given un- the remain* of t<he Von Zeppelin air-
bounded satisfaction to the Socialists, ship."
Williams he went to Turkey, where
he served as an instructor in Roberts
While he was in Turkey his atten-
tion was turned to the diplomatic serv-
ice and in 1900 he resigned from the
faculty of Roberts college to become
assistant to Lloyd C. Griscom, who
was charge d'affaires of the American
legation there. Mr. Brown was after-
ward made second secretary of the
legation, and in 1903 he was appoint-
ed secretary of the legation to Hon
duras and Guatemala. Mr. Brown's
work In Central America attracted fa-
vorable comment from his superiors
in the diplomatic service and in 1906
he was made secretary of the legation
and also consul general to Roumania
The new minister to Honduras
speaks several languages fluently and
is Well qualified to fill the position to
which he has been appointed.
STATUE OF CAPT. JOHN SMITH.
Virginia Couple Honors First "Captain
Richmond, Va.—Jamestown Island,
which witnessed the birth of the
American nation and is the most his-
toric spot on the American continent,
was the scene of a specially notable
occasion, when a memorial statue to
the memory of Capt, John Smith, the
first "captain of industry" to make
his influence felt on the American soil,
was recently unveiled.
The statue is a gift from Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Bryan of Laburnum, Va.,
Brief Dinntrs the Rule
Washington society has achieved
the impossible, in that no one with
pretensions to inner knowledge of the
correct thing will give a dinner party
which lasts more than an hour and
a half from the moment the cocktails
•re taken until the men Join the wom-
en in the drawing room. One hour
•nd three-quarters Is the time allotted
even to a White House dinner, and
the guests of the president, after
chatting with the women for 15 min-
utes, are expected to depart. A big
relief this from the old dinner, when
folks sat at table from 8 until 11 and
then smoked and spun yarns for two
War of Extermination on Rats.
A Parte journal suggests that In
order to rid the world of rats the vari-
ous governments should offer a re-
ward of one penny for each rat killed.
Denmark, it appears, has already set
the example. There, since a law was
passed giving a halfpenny a head for
dead rats, the schoolboys of Copen-
hagen devote their playtime to hunt-
ing the rodent. The bodies are taken
to the fire brigade station, where the
tails are cut off in order that the re-
ward may not be claimed a second
time. The bodies are burned the sama
night in a furnace at the gas works.
A miner in Scotland was visited by
a friend, and among the places of in-
terest shown was the pit mouth. See-
ing the cage lowered with the stout
steel rope, the friend exclaimed: "My
word! I shouldn't like to go down
Ban on Duaul Earnings
Uncle Sam has struck a blow at a
class of professional men peculiar tc
Washington. An order has been is-
sued prohibiting United States gov-
ernment clerks from swelling their in-
comes by practicing medicine or fill-
ing teeth on the side. It has for a lone;
there on that rope." "Why," ex- time been a common practice for de-
claimed the miner, "Aw wadna Ilk' to partment clerks to attend night col-
gang doon there withoot it!"—Lon-
Doors that swing of themselves are
the latest. At the Hotel Astor the at-
tendant who stands at the main en-
trance merely has to press a bulb and
the door, which is operated by elec-
tricity, revolver. This plan has the
advantage of keeping the speed uni-
form.—New York Sun.
Have Little Patronage
The highest public house in Eng-
land is said to be the Tan Hill, in
Yorkshire (1,747 feet). The second
highest is the Cat and Fiddle, in Che-
shire (1,690 feet), and there is also
the Traveler's Rest, In Westmoreland
(1,476 feet). The Tan Hill bouse is
so lonely that an 18-gallon cask of
beer has been known to last three
months. One winter no stranger cros-
sed the threshold for 11 weeks.
leges, and after securing diplomas,
practice professions after office hours.
Metals in the Philippines
In 1907 the amount of gold mined
in the Philippines was 4,540 ounces,
and up to June of that year 1,601 lode
claims and 533 placer claims had been
Hied. Silver is as yet practically a
negligible quantity (83 ounces mined
in 1907). All the iron yet produc d
comes from one furnace (426 shoit
tons last year), and the mothods are
Fire Menace of Japan
Fires in Japan are so common that
this destructive agency has estab-
lished itself as a national institution,
and a whole vocabulary has grown
up to express every shade of meaning
in matters fiery. The Japanese lan-
guage has special terms for an incen-
diary fire, an accidental fire, fires
started from one's own house, a fire
caught from next door, a fire which
one shares with others, a fire which Is
burning to an end, the flame of a fire,
anything—'for instance, a brazier,
from which to attack a fire in order
to extinguish It; a visit of condolence
after a fire.
Ancestors of Present Foxes
K. Toldt of Vienna, has produced
what he and others regard as virtually
conclusive evidence that foxes are de-
scended from ancestors whose bodies
were clothed with horny scales, like
those of the pangolins, or scaly ant-
eaters. This evidence is based upon
the examination of the skins of young
foxes, and depends not only upon the
arrangement of the hairs, but upon the
fact that the skin itself exhibits a
structure such as would be shown by
tuat of a pangolin after the removal
of the scales.
Tell the Children the Why
Little children like to see, under-
stand, and enjoy farm operations and
the working of farm machinery. Al-
low them to see these things and ex-
plain their workings. Make them feel
that all parts of farmnig is fun to you,
and it will be to them. They will grow
to love the occupation.
Fresh Water From Ocean
Menama, the principal port of the
Bahrein islands, the center of the
pearl fisheries, gets its fresh water
from the ocean. Visitors often note
boats anchored a few hundred yards
from the shore, the boatmen engaged tons, and to produce it would have re"
Represented graphically, the United
States now consumes yearly a roll of
white paper 830 feet high and 377
feet in diameter. From the top of such
a roll of paper one can peer down in
imagination on the tower of the
new Singer building in New York, ft
would weigh, all told, about 2,700,000
The Proud Prince.
Buffalo Bill, who says that with
hard work a man should live to be a
centenarian, talked, at a reunion of
Kansas cavalrymen, about straight
"It is hard work to learn to be a
First Statue Erected to Memory
Capt. John Smith.
to the association, and is the work of
William Couper of Norfolk, who re-
turned from Rome, Italy, some years
ago to establish his studio as a
sculptor in New York. His workman-
ship in the present instance is excel-
lent, the personality of the bluff sol-
dier and cavalier and the historical
details of his dress being most vividly
The statue is unique in that it is
the only memorial of the kind that
has etfer been erected in either the
old or the new world to the man.
In drawing fresh water from springs
at the bottom of the sea. These
springs well up strongly at a consid-
erable depth and the entire water sup-
ply of the town is obtained from them.
The fresh water is procured in two
ways—either in a goatskin bag, which
a diver takes down with him and care-
fully closes before bringing it to tho
surface, er by letting down long hol-
low pipes of bamboo, weighted at the
lower end, throuzh which the water
rises up uncontaminated to the tror-
quired some $8,800,000 worth of rags,
some $7,400,000 worth of old or waste
paper and some $20,800,000 worth of
wood pulp, to say nothing of other ea"
Elizabeth: 1 never borrowed one
fore, and 1 never will again "
and her eye* rolled wildly as sh<
looked from one to the other, while
her shawl slipped unnoticed to the
we saw that her gown was
i and her arm scratched and
! irds ^ _
"I came back with a full bag. but ran as
when I asked the prince what be had
killed, he said, proudly;
'Of ze baird. none; rey are too
difficile. but, of ze vlld calree and
(calves. I ave nine ovial ze III'"
Dog Team Beat Racehorse.
A special to the Post-Intelligencer
from Nome says: One of the most In-
teresting contests ever witnessed on
Seward peninsula was a race between
a racehorse and dog team here Satur-
day. the dog team winning by 50 sec-
onds in a ten-mile course.
Ben Freymer, on Jake Berger's mare
Dolly, celebrated in Alaska, raced with
Coke Hill's dog team form this city
to the mouth of Dexter creek and re-
I turn, a distance of ten miles The trail
I was in good shape and fast time was
made bv both horse and dogs. The
, mare slipped while running on a little
| hillside and lost some ground.
Within three weeks another race
consequence of the
dissatisfaction, and enough money
was in sight to-day to make the aide
bets $10,000. which found ready takers.
— Seattle Cor. San Francisco Chroni-
A little book called "The Care for
the Goat," has recently attracted some
attention in England. The writer
urges that great advantage would he
found by small proprietors, laborers
and rural residents in keeping goats,
"the poor man's cow." Goat milk, he
says, often possesses twice the rich-
ness of cow's milk, is very valuable for
The Average Freshman children, and may be practically guar-
He came to college without mani- anteed aa free from the bacillus of
fest aptitude; the secondary educa- tuberculosis. Goats are cheap and
tion which might have been a cau- ] cheaply kept, since they readily find
tious effort -to dissect it out or create food, and they demand little room.
a substitute buried it deeply under I
a mass of rubbish. For him freedom'
means diffusion or superficiality. The OkldhOITId DlTGCtOry
elective system tempts him in a dif-l
iferent dozen directions; arouses a
dozen interests that collapse at the I
moment when effort or persistence 1 j
demanded. This is the means of many |
isolated courses pursued in different i
departments. The elective system de- j
teriorates into a tickling of the pal-} _
ate. Eventually the boy's real sal- por ^ (J. S. Navy, active, intelligent. America*
vation comes, if at all, when, in com- citizen® of food character and temperate habits;
petition with the uneducated barbar-1 ^ "
lana of the outer world, he faces .he 1 HAVT recruiting orncE.
alternative of efficiency or starvation. 220 gnad a*.. on b—i City, Oku., far brcaun
Ws DEERE IMPLEMENTS
and VELIE VEHICLES uk^d-hr
or JOHN DEERE PLOW CO, OKLAHOMA CITY
Oklahoma's Grandest Jewelry Establishment Quits the Jewelry Busi-
ness Jan. 1,1909. Everything Most Be Sold Regardless of Cost
10yt. toid (Bed einiaied. re*. $5. price 53.50; Plain, tee. 14.50, price $3.
Fine cat diamond* in na«a at SIO ap. 10 m 13 per cent discount on all
diamond# 15 to . 0 per cent discount cn til diamond duatera. Write for
anything you may be m" mtcd in.
J. F. HARTWELL. 105 Main SU Oklahoma Gty. Ok.
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