The Hollis Post-Herald (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 1, 1908 Page: 3 of 8
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Copyright, 1907, by A. C. McClure £ Co.
I ..ord Wilfred Vincent and Archibald
Terhune are introduced at the opening of
the story, in ISngland, the latter relating
the tale. The pair on an outing miss
their train and seeking recreation meet
"the Honorable Agatha Wyckhoff." Her
hand is much sought after, because of
her wealth. On visiting the Wyckhoff
castle they are introduced to two other
girls, both known as Agatha Wyckhoff.
At dinner three other Agatha Wyckhoffs
are introduced and the plot revealed.
The deceased step-father, in an eccentric
moment, made his will so that the real
Agatha, heiress to his fortune and the
castle at Wye, England, might wed her
affinity. Thus Mrs. Armistead, chaperon,
was in duty bound to keep the real
Agatha's Identity unknown and suitors
were invited to tryout for. the hand of the
heiress. An attempt by Terhune to gath-
er a clew from the chaperon fails. Vin-
cent shows liking for the chaperon's sec-
retary, Miss Marsh. Terhune finds old
books containing picture of a former
Baroness Wyckhoff, which Is exactly
like Agatha Sixth, whom ie is courting.
Vincent entertains them all and while
riding with AgathA Fifth she confesses
her love for bim and also that she Is the
real heiress. He spurns her proposal.
For some days after that I was In a
quandary. Here, In the face of my
discovery In the library, was Vincent's
positive information that Agatha Fifth
was the heiress. Reluctantly I de-
termined that the likeness between
Agatha Sixth and the picture of the
baroness was accidental, and began
to devote myself to the unfortunate
Agatha Fifth. She seemed much in-
clined to discourage me, but I perse-
vered and we soon became great
friends. I found she was only 18, and
drew my own conclusions from this
fact. At 18 one's convictions are never
very deep-rooted, neither are one's
love affairs, and I thought it likely
that the girl would soon forget her ill-
prospered attachment for Vincent's
handsome face, and might begin to
think of someone else. Surely this was
a very natural belief! So the first two
weeks of our stay at the castle sped by
and I saw to my satisfaction that I
was gaining ground with the Honor-
able Agatha every day, while poor
Vincent wasted his time flirting with
each Agatha in turn (he had taken
up Agatha Sixth since my desertion)
or in assisting Miss Marsh to write up
a lot of old dead barons who were
much better left to a decent and dig-
One day, toward the close of the
two weeks, I met Vincent hurrying
through the hall toward the stairs.
He had on an old velveteen coat cov-
ered with paint daubs, his luncheon
basket was over his shoulder, and I
guessed that he was going on one of
his sketching tours in search of fresh
woods and pastures new.
"Where are you going, Wilfred?" I
asked, as he stopped, "and where's
Agatha Second?" She usually accom-
panied him on his sketching expedi-
"Painting," he replied, concisely, ig-
noring my second question; "and
where may you be going?"
"For a walk with Agatha Fifth," I
answered, smiling at him—a little pity-
ingly, perhaps. He had lost such a
Vincent chuckled and hiB eyes looked
wicked. "Wish you luck, Arch," he
said. "I've been watching your char-
itable efforts to cut me out and be a
father to my little friend, Agatha Fifth,
with great admiration—but I forgot to
tell you"—he lowered his voice, for
we could see Agatha Second on thei
veranda talking to Agatha Fifth—"I
forgot to tell you that what Agatha
Fifth told me isn't true!"
"Isn't true?" I repeated in conster-
"No; she confessed to me about a
week ago that she only said she was
the real Honorable Agatha to nake
me marry her. She thought, the fool-
ish little girl, that she only had to tell
me she was the heiress to make me
love her. And she said she was sorry
and wouldn't do it again and cried like
a child, and I forgave her and com-
forted her. She'll get over it all
right!" and laughing hilariously the
young rascal ran upstairs.
I was really vexed with Wilfred
about this. I thought it was very un-
kind cf him to keep uie in the dark for
so long about Agatha Fifth's confes-
sion. What a lot cf time I'd been
wasting! I resolved that I would re-
turn to Agatha Sixth at the first op-
;sortunity. and I felt glad, even Justi-
fied, that I had not tuld him about that
Hibuxn which had betrayed the secret
tv> jae. At this moment Agatha Sec-
ond appeared in the doorway.
"Hullo. Mr. Terhune." sha laid,
"where's Lord WUIredr*
"He went upstalris," I said; "I don't
know for what." I could hear him in
the distance singing at the top of his
lusty young voice—
"Ointlomen rankers all are we-e-e—"
till an ear-splitting shout from Agatha
Second drowned the song completely.
"O-h-h-h, Freddy," shrieked the
young lady, with a lung power that
I shivered with indignation at the
liberty. "Freddy!" indeed!
At the third shout he heard her and
ittopped singing to rend the air with
t.n answering cry.
"For goodness' sake, what are you
so long about?" she called. "Do hur-
"Coming!" roared Vincent, clatter-
ing down the two flights of stairs like
a wild horse, and 1 hurried out to
join Agatha Fifth, my hands over my
ears. Young people are so noisy nowa-
Several evenings later Agatha Fourth
had arranged to give a progressive
dinner party. She was to be the hos-
tess and the rest of us were her
guests. It was an evening-dress affair,
and I must say as we sat down to din'
ner I never saw a prettier group of
Then the fun began. Agatha
Fourth's idea in having a progressive
dinner party was for each of the girls
to move up one place with each course
bo that they could all have turns sit-
ting by us. It was delightful; really,
I don't know that I ever attended a
jollier dinner party. Vincent kept
quoting from the Mad Tea Party in
"Alice in Wonderland," and the girls
laughed at every single thing he said.
Mrs. Armistead, I am ashamed to say,
was not present; her head ached and
she had dined in her room. I am not
naturally noisy or riotous, but the
laughter and jokes of those six girls
were so infectious that I was obliged
to join in with them. Vincent sat at
one end of the table and I at the oth-
er, with three girls on each side of us.
The secretary, of course, was not
Agatha Fourth had decorated the
table with some of the yellow roses
and wild fern that grew near the cas-
tle. Agatha Sixth and I had found
them many times in our wanderings
and, by the way, she was looking es-
pecially lovely that evening. The girls
all wore shimmering white gowns, sim-
ilar in design, with silver ornaments,
but Agatha Sixth's gown was cream-
color with ornaments of gold, and well
did it become her dark beauty.
We had reached the very end of the
dinner, and had just made the last
change of places, which left me with
my favorite Agatha Sixth on my right
and Agatha Third on my left.
Suddenly, as the talk died down
and a certain contented silence fell
upon us, Vincent rose to his feet, and
bowing to us formally, began to speak:
"Ladies and gentleman," he said,
making the last word pointedly sin-
gular, while the girls all laughed, "I
think you are all with me when I pro-
pose a vote of thinks to—to—er—our
hostess"—(I felt that he had nearly
said "Agatha Fourth!")—"our hostess,
for giving us so delightful an enter-
tainment." He bowed to Agatha
Fourth and went on:
"If all progressive tea parties are
termed mad I hope I may attend many
such. But as I look around me, gen-
tleman and ladles fair, across the red
glow of the candle that turns the roses
to redder gold, and as I gaze upon the
youth and beauty here assembled, the
like of which I have never before
looked upon"—he made a courtly in-
clination of his head that included
every maid at the table, and they all
sighed—I heard them—"as I look upon
this noble room, this exquisite table,
and think of the graciousness of such
hospitality, I am inspired to propose
a toast in which I feel confident you
will all join me." At this climax Vin-
cent raised his glass above his head.
"To the real Agatha!" he cried—"to
the real Honorable Agatha!"
There was an Instant of dead si-
lence. and then to my surprise my
left-hand neighbor, Agatha Third, rose
to her feet, and. with quivering lips,
started to say something. But she had
hardly time to rise before the other
five girls sprang to their feet, and
raising their glasses. Agatha Third
with the rest, they cried with one
voice: "To the Honorable Agatha!"
and although it seamed to me that
Agatha Third had very nearly let the
cat out of the bag by rising, as if to
acknowledge the courtesy, yet by the
promptness of the other girls the dev
was partially retrieved, and Vincent
and I were still somewhat at a loss
as to the identity of our fair and
I asked Vincent afterward what ha
made of Agatha Third's behavior.
"It looked to me," said that young
person, "as if those girls had them-
selves bo much in command that they
would never betray the secret they're
guarding, no matter what you did."
"But didn't you see Agatha Third
get up before the otherB did?" I said,
excitedly. "She gave herself away. I
tell you, Wilfred, she's the real hon-
orable, without a doubt. There can btf
no two ways about it!"
"How keen you are!" he said; "and
I tell you what it is, Arch'bald"—Vin-
cent always calls me "Ach'bald" with
the "i" left out and the emphasis on
"bald" when he's particularly affec-
tionate or sleepy; he was the latter
just now—"I'm just as keen about
marrying this heiress as you are; the
only difference is that I insist upon be-
ing In love with her into the bargain,
and you don't. For I'm hard up, fear-
fully hard up, you know, and the gov-
ernor's so awfully good, I hate to ask
him for another's month's allowance
just now. I'm 'way behind as it is,
and I owe Jack Gordon for that prize
polo pony of his. I offered him £100
for her the day of the Hurlingham
games and he sold her to me on the
spot. Jack's as hard up as I am—
poor fellow. And then, you know, it's
all perfectly fair. If we only had the
time, that's all. It's pretty quick work
to expect a man to find out the heiress,
learn to love her and teach her to love
him, all in six weeks, and propose on
the last day of—"
"But that's just it," I interrupted,
"you're not expected to find out the
heiress first. That's just what old
Fletcher Boyd wanted to prevent
when he made the will."
"Nevertheless, you yourself mean
to find out first, don't you, Arch?" was
Vincent's facetious response.
I was disgusted and made no an-
"Of course," he went on, "I wouldn't
propose to any girl I didn't love, but
I'd like the chance to learn to love
this particular lady, the Honorable
Agatha. I feel that there would be no
trouble about her learning to love me!"
Vincent has few really serious faults,
but I don't attempt to deny that he is
"The trouble is," he said, "they're
all so attractive I could love one as
well as another. I wish, though, I
could just naturally fall in love with
one of them, and I'd propose to her on
the last day and take my chances.
Who knows? I'm sometimes lucky. I
might win the prize!"
"So you might," I said, "but as it is,
we haven't even discovered the heir-
ess as yet—"
"And I can't fall in love with any
of 'em," finished Vincent, "because
I'm madly in love with the whole six,
and there you are!" and he shook hlB
head hopelessly. "Come, let's to bed,"
"Not just yet, Freddy," I said,
never call him that, as I have before
stated, but his hair was all rumpled
up and his face flushed and I felt
warm toward him because he was so
dense. "Surely with a rival as unob-
serving as he is," I thought, "I am not
heavily handicapped." For I had made
up my mind that Agatha Third was in-
deed the real and only Agatha. That
involuntary rising of hers was proof
"I say, Vincent," I called after him,
"was that a master stroke of yours,
giving the toast that way? Did you
intend to try to surprise one of them
into betraying herself?"
Vincent laughed sleepily.
"Good old Arch'bald," he drawled,
"you're always looking for master
strokes, but 'pon my honor I never
thought of such a thing." And I might
have known that he wouldn't.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
HOTEL MAN HAD A CONSCIENCE.
His Letter, with Enclosure, 8urely
Proved the Fact.
Whoever says that hotel men are
without conscience will have an ad-
versary in a young advertising man.
He was at one place up in the moun-
tains the other week and determined
to stay all night Before dinner he
complained of a slight headache to
the proprietor, but the remark was
passed apparently without notice. He
ate a big meal, but did not enjoy it
much because of his headache.
Next day he moved on to his next
stop, and upon his return to the city
was surprised to find a letter from the
proprietor of the house where he had
spent the night. It said: "Through an
act of carelessness on my part I al-
lowed you to eat the regular dinner
the other night—a dinner not Buited
for a man with a headache. Now I
should have prepared some eggs and
toast and tea for you, but I allowed
you to eat something you did not en-
joy. it Is, therefore, my duty to apolo-
gize, and to make restitution for the
same." In the envelope containing the
letter was a quarter.
Let the Whistle Blow.
Did you know that a short whistle
from the mouth would stop a rabbit?
It surely does. Next time you see lit-
tle molly cottontail leap from her
burrow and make off. don't shoot;
just whistle. Whether from fear or
curiosity I cannot tell, but she will
stop still in her tracks. An antelope
has been known to do likewise. An
African hunter once said that the ele-
phant Is the most timid of all animals,
and can be frightened into a cold
sweat by a mysterious noise.
"Where have you been. Clementine?"
asked the aunt
"I have been down to the falls play-
ing with the eddies." replied the pretty
girl with wet fingers. The old lady
What? Playing with the Eddies?
And without a cha^rec?"
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It acts pleasantly and naturally and
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YOUNGSTER AN APT PUPIL.
Every Indication That Tommy would
Be Successful Politician.
The children, especially Tommy,
were very much interested in the
game of politics, and father was de-
lighted with their precocity. The
other day there was more than the
usual whooping in the playroom, and
their mothor found tho two smaller
children assailing Tommy vigorously.
"What's the matter?" she asked.
"Tommy, what have you been doing?"
"Nawthin: Only playing politics."
"Weil, but what did you do to the
"Just playing convention. We
adopted the unit rule and I was chair-
man of the delegation. Then we intro-
duced a resolution to decide whether
they should take my apple or I should
"I cast the vote of the delegation."
State of omo City or Toledo. I
Lucas Cocntv. t s'~
Frank J. Chknet makra oath that he Is «enlor
partner of the linn of F. j. Cheney A Co.. doing
business In the City of Toledo, County and State
aforesaid, and that enid firm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for eaeh and every
case of Catakkii that cannot l)« cured by Uic use of
Hall's catakkii Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before mc and subscribed In my presence,
this Cth day of December, A. D., 1886.
A. W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and acts
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Bend for testimonials, free.
F. 3. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O-
Sold by all Druggists, "Be.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Profit in Imitation Jewelry.
There are some large profits made
on goods sold in New York city, but
the greatest percentage goes to
the retailers of jewelry that has imita-
tion precious stones in its composi-
tion. The profit is often 1,000 times
as much as the goods cost. To get
$40 for what costs 40 cents is quite
The Entire Family.
Grand Pop used it for Rheumatism.
Dad for Cuts, Sprains and Bruises.
Mamy for Burns, Scalds and Aches.
Sis for Catarrh and Chilblains. I use
it for everything, and it never disap-
points any of us. It surely yanks
any old pain out by the roots.
Hunt's Lightning Oil is what I am
telling you about.
The Usual Luck.
Hewitt—That new watch of yourB is
Jewitt—Yes, but I don't get any
chance to show it; whenever anybody
asks what time it is somebody is sure
to see a clock before I can get my
The greatest of all horsemen, says: "In
my 40 years' experience with horses' I have
found SPOHX'S DISTEMPER CURE the
most successful of all remedies for the
horses. It is the greatest blood purifier."
Bottle 50c and 91.00. Druggists can supply
you, or manufacturers, agents wanted.
Send for free Book. Spohn Medical Co.,
Spec. Contagious Diseases, Goshen, Ind.
Muggins—"When your wife sings i
suppose you forget all your troubles."
Buggins — "Um — all my other
If Your Eyes Bother You
get a box of PETTIT'S EYE SALVE, old
reliable, most successful eye remedy made.
All druggistsor Howard Bros., Buffalo, N. Y.
He who hesitates much will accom-
plish little.—Von Moltke.
To plead that anything Is excus-
able is to admit that it is wrong.—
DO roi'h CLOTHES t OOK TFLLOW!
If so, use Red Cross Bail Blue. It will make
them white as snow. 2 oz. package 5 cent*.
Smokers appreciate the quality value of
Lewis' Single Binder cigar. Your dealer
or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, 111.
Talk not of a good life, but let thy
good life talk—Schiller.
Mra. Window'* Soothing Syrup.
For children teethlnc. soften* tbefrurct. rf dure* fn-
lUmmauoa. aiiayi pain. care* wind colic. 23c a but ue.
Many a man is buried in oblivion
long before he is dead.
Thow Tired. Aching >*l of Vnlir*
•■d A'lrn v FH^KIO- ii.- at y.itr ItrusK H .
WnleA.s. OlmrtMl. Lr hot N\ t . forsmpzr
One cannot quarrel if the other will
Small Urchin (to major, who 1ms
been thrown from horse into pond) —
HI, mister, as you 'appetis to be in the
water, would you mind looking for
Willie s whistle?
Too Rough for the Cows.
Mrs. Rorer, of cook-book fame, tells
of seeing a maid drop and break a
beautiful platter at a dinner recent-
ly, says Everybody's Magazine. The
host did not permit a trifle like this
to ruffle him in the least.
"These little accidents happen most
every day," he said, apologetically.
"You see, she isn't a trained waitress.
She was a dairymaid originally, but
she had to abandon I hat occupation
on account of her inability to handle
the cows without breaking their
For upwards of fifteen years Hunt's
Cure has been sold under a strict guar-
antee to cure any form of Itching skin
troubles known. No matter the name
—less than one per cent, of the pur-
chasers have requested their money
back. Why? It simply does the work.
A Different Young Man.
Gerald—There is a good deal of
power in my arm.
Goraldine—I have never had occa-
sion to notice it.
Take the Old Standard UIIOVK'H TASTKLKSfl
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If you would not cease to love man-
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Smokern have to call for Lewis' Single
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Lewis' Factory, Peoria. 111.
If you don't get the best of it, make
the best of iL
Not at All Cheeky.
Ethel—Suppose a pretty girl were
to grant you the privilege of kissing
her either on the right cheek or the
left, which would you choose?
Jack—Neither, I'd make a choice-b®-
tween the two.
It's not how you live, but how's your
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This woman Rays Lydla E.
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Mrs. T. C. Willadsen, of Manning;
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Ilad it not been for you 1 should havo
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suffering woman would try it."
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Why don't you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all lick
women to write her for advice*
She has guided thousands to
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