Logan County News. (Crescent, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, September 4, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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The will then went on to say that,
wishing to protect th° girl, who was not
> ei 21 yea - of ape from fortune-huu-
ters. her stepfather desired her. at
'he completion of her education, to se-
cure not less than three, nor more
than six. girls from IS to 23 years of
a2e. each t -aring the name of Agatha,
who would be willing to live with the
Honorable Agatha at her castle in
U' H li;o • - ■ I ... ,
ih will permitted her to marry hitn. tf | ortraelveH In the y,
• ... 1 ■ • 11 n en ilnr
• re d••sired, but with the distinct un
deisUnd. i ti at she was not the Hon-
orable Aga-'ia Wyckhoff la that case
Mrs Arsnl ead was to secure another
CHAPTER II— Contirjei
T'.e meal was well cooked and
fully served, and by the time
&lsd (our^o arrived Yincen and I
-t much of our constraint and
or - :f -re.-- and were talk.ng
e ea< h
in return f
Kiglnes and rich fare.
(e of idleness, with ample entertain-
England. for 1
>r which they
oy luxurious !
and to live a
a bit sho
;d not see
directed that, befoi
Kngiand. some Kn
«. or position be s
the girl who desired to
narry was 'o receive a dowry amount
ng to the full sum of the monthly
stipends which she would have re
!\>-d had «he remained at the castle
'or the entire two years. The same
•ovieion for her companions was
ade in 'he event of the real Agatha's
narriage before the expiration of the
•me If any young man proposed to
1 h ■ real Ags'ha ignorant of her
dea'itv. and ->he accepted him. she
was directed by the will to produce
:ind wear upon the third finger of her
■ hand the betrothal ring of liei
n.oth.-r's family a gold ring set with
.i big cross of emeralds, as proof of her
identi'y as ti" r>al Aeatha. Mrs.
\rmis'< ad and all the girls were to be
in«l bj <>ath not to reveal the identi-
fy ef lb- rea! Aeatha. and each of the change of plan.''
.,tter was to b likewise addressed as
the Hon. r a I.! • • Agatha Wyckhoff," by
- ;;tors and servants, in order to pre-
Vf. the >ec:e' This condition could
be carried out without fear of recogni-
tion by the servants, as the real
Agatha had not been in Kngiand since
her early childhood. Thus her identi-
.1 b. asi 1 > c. ncealed, and, by
this means if r r. proi osal of mar-
riaee were made to her it would be
ill I lie
Lord Wilfred have decided lo w ay
With US and I think It v«,. u!«l l>« well
to put off our other visitors who were
to come to us for this six weeks
not believe ill having nion
or three young men at once.
Is so very short."
U would give us a better elianet-
I agreed, and she turned toward H
secretary, who was evidently
My dear," kIh* said, "an tin-He K«*'*
tlemen are going to remain with us for
six weeks, I think It would b<
if we put off the I'ercivale
At this a thought struck mo and I
turned to Vincent. And you had bet
ter wire the good people at Damm
fai in 1 said, "to inform them of our
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iivrvmul t'jforjs v* Hill c
!( |),«.<>«( IrJy tjoiu juiol U*ali C
11 in «ly, S|< "i> o)l>gr. «"'• r.luuoj.Vina,
l,U oiu'lojorm regular
KoM;, doily .So IIml ttSStdance fo na-
ture n\ay l>«- gruJuuN/
wi>( ti "o longer needed a$tlu'Kestoj
remedies,when r«J, arcto osftsl
iture atu) not to nolur.
Ml ' I i i
mutely upon proprV tioun.ihvneM,
„ror>crcjforls,un<l rifM livmfc Wrall/.
Toget is l>e ef.«.<.l (-[fccIS, a'woyS
buy the genuine
Svmp^T ^EIixir°f Senna
Fio Syrup Co. only
SOLI) BVALL LEADINC DR'JGCISTS
cueit/e only, regular prue 50ri.tr ftottle
: - i to ren.un
?ft the room
to us and :n a
a hen w* had
in her in ♦he
Til- *" L
1 -r is- 1. -ine = - S
w uld come f t us
knr>w the way
■::d we possibly ha
ry that we would b
mistress in the librai
lir.utes. although, as I
the wlldes' idea wha
ibly have to discuss
'he secretar) withdraw Vin-
-t into a flood of excited c >n-
Are wc in a girls' boarding
ir a lunatic asylum, or what*
: dec "1 don '. know what to
}• If it's an asylum tben 1 m
>- fcr lunatics! The> r- 'lie
attractive lot I've ever seen, but
*> e all sisters why didn't Papa
.Mamma Wyckhoff Pnd diff rent
- r. i 'em? Six Agathas, and all
honorable' at that' It's absurd'
,t doesn't seem to bother thern.
call each other 'Ag,' and Aggie,
\gatha' just as if it were Rose,
or tiwen, or Maud! \\ hat do you sup-
pose it all means? My head's In a
"Mj dear fellow." I said, ' I havs a
pr irnent that we shall Hnd out
whit; it all means when we join Mrs
Armisiead In the library " And we
did As 1 have said, my intuitions sel-
dom fai! me.
The library was a little room at
Fon;e uisiance from the dining hall It
wa b -aiitifully furnished, like the rest
r.f ... h use, an 1 a big fireplace t. \
up one side of the room. Before it
was a massive armchair, worn and
old. as if the barons of Wyckhoff lor
agi s back hail sat in it. On the la: g-j
table were some legal-looking i apers,
and a- v.-e entered Mrs Armistead
and placed her hand upon them,
ecretary closed the door and took
r position beside her mistress,
we stood before them, ill at
and expecting we knew not what,
ntlemen," began Mrs Armist'" i I
with great gravity, "I am right, am I
not, in presuming that you are candi-
date* for the l and of the Hon :r,tb'e
Yes, that's j.ist w hat she said Car.
's for the hand of the Honorable
a Wyckhoff " It took my br ith
and before I had tinn to .vieak
Mt her rigiit I lie;in! Vincent calm
ly assuring her that we were can
date;:! As he had thus rashly com-
mitted himself I couldn't go back on
him, bo I let him make all the other
answers that were nece-sary.
"Then you wish to hear the will"
continued Mrs. Armistead, and Vinrent
"Read the w.ll, said Mr
to the secretar). an i the >
gray pkked up one of the
"This is to ccrtil
read to the Rush
l ruath, for. when
whole of that, ext;a
I was filled with a:
osity, not unni
Vit'.li «")t lu
Indeed you must," said Mrs. Arm
istead. "and, by the way, Mr. lerhune,
if you and Lord Vincent wish, I can
provide you with a copy of the will —
it is difficult, I think, to remember all
its conditions." "", _
-Perhaps that's a good Idea," 1 an- Special Test of Timber
swered it is certainly an extraordi An example of the progr
narv document; and what an extraor ience of forestry in this coun
.Unary man this Fletcher Boyd must furnished by tho ct^peratlonJ|u^ ^
have been, Mrs. Armistead, to conceive
such a plan as that."
ranged between the t'niversity of
Idaho and the 1'nited States forest
service for testing the timber grow-
ing In the State cf Idaho. The tests
viil be specially dlrec'ed to determine
lii ■ fitness of these timbers for use
a bridge stilngers, railroad ties End
atc of Ohio Cttv of Toledo, i
I.ucah colntt. '
} ■ AVK J ( ilF.VF' "ath t>iat he is *fn-or
r Of ti- urm of I t A > dob.«
la the € Ity of Tolrtlo.
•jw of Catarhh ihat
iiall's Catarhh Ci hi
..LA US for i ach nnd every
xfifiot be cured by ti e u?* of
Mrs. Armistead laughed. "I think
he was, she said. I saw my brother-
in-law only once in my life, but thai
! was enough to Impress me with the
strength of the man's character and
his eccentricity. He was intensely
American—what they call a 'self-made
man' over there. I imagine—and it
was his determination that Ills step-
datighter, the Honorable Agatha, in ' ' "VI,.."i"•> "..t" -i■• • -mty and st t<-
spiie of her English birth, should be s"" Krro wl:' ™ ■-
educated in America. To this her
m. her agreed, on condition that, she
should lie allowed to bring her daugh
ter o;u in Kngiand and that she should
make that country her home when her
sch'f ling had been completed. Ac
cordingly when Lady Wyckhoff died,
the child being about 11 years old,
Fletcher Boyd promised his wife to
carry out her wishes in that respect.
\ few years later he began the work
of building uj^this old castle of Wyck-
hoff and putting in every modern con-
venience. as you see, so that it should
be ready for his daughter to live in
temporarily, before he established her
in London with some good lady to
oversee her presentation into society,
according to her mother's ideas."
This was a long speech for the
good Mrs. Armistead, and she paused
I see," I commented. "He made a
very excellent job of it. Then, as I
understand it, his daughter has never
HANK J CHENEY.
S ,ioni to before ro- nd «.!b rtt>«l In my piw-oc-.
In.. >th <la> of Lx-o-n.U-r. A. U . 1*.
( A. W. GLEASOX.
• seal ( notary Pi-our.
Ha'iri Catarrh Cure w t k"i taUrnsBr nlM
Jlr-' tly tlie btoo 1 :wi't mur.j-w s^rfaw^ of tn«
lyst.-rn. Send for testlnu.nii 4 fr.-e. .
K. I CHI Nl-V 4 CO.. Toledo, O
Sold hy all I)ruja:lstft. "
'lake Hall's Family 1'Uls for constipation.
"Did you have any luck fishing?'
"How many did you catch?
"I didn't catch any. But I thought
up some mighty good stories to tell
.he folks at home."
Man and Beast Alike.
Only those who have suffered the
agony of eye afflictions can appreciate
the blessing to humanity in Dr. Mitch-
ell's famous Eye Salve. Introduced in
this region as far back as 1S49 it is
found to-day in all well regulated
homes hereabouts Not alone the eyes
j been in England since her early child 0f man t,ut those of the dumb animals
have enjoyed its comforts. Mitchell's
live Salve. Sold everywhere. Price 25c.
No," said Mrs. Armistead. "Pool
child, it's practirallv all new to her
But I mustn't pity her! The way she
and those friends of hers take hold
of things passes my understanding."
And where did she find so many at-
tractive girls, each bearing the Chris-
tian name of Agatha?" I inquired. "It
is an unusual name, and I should have
thought that part of the will difficult to
H'O UK CONTINUED.)
\rm - •
gal loo!: i
began, an 1
I held my
imazement and cur.-
1 with a certain e
f, the provisions cf
this leuiarkable will ran thus:
Fletcher Boyd, stepfather of the
Honorable Agatha Wyckhoff, had left
her his eatir- fortune of ab ut JCO.OOO.-
000, provided that she obey the condi-
tior.s of his w ill. Should she disregard
them the whole sum was to go to the
endowment of a Presbyterian hos
pita! at New l'.;dl'<rd, Mas3 , his native
from a mar whose motives wore nor ,
mercenary, but purely those of natural
aff. otton, which was the stepfather's
lib'e, • n making the will.
Th" will closed with the appoint-
ment . f . xecutors and trustees and
th :i came the witnesses, the date, and
the place of residence.
Then w > can stay in thus bully oM
"lace fur six weeks.' said Vincent.
Hooray!" He's such a kid'
The secretary smiled at his enthus-
iasm, and Vincent must have thought
her smile very attractive, because he
Irew aside and began to talk to her
:-i li.w tone-, while 1 discussed the will
with Mrs Vrmistead. who seemed per-
feetly willing to impart whatever in-
formation we desired. It was just like
Vincent to begin a flirtation with the
secretary, just as If there were not
six handsome girls of his own station
in the castle. But anything feminine
whether he loved any of the Agathas will do for him as long as she has a
! or not and the suitor wa° not to nuke sweet smi'e or soulful eyes, or some
his declaration until the very last other equally trivial attraction He'd
lay of the six weeks allotted him. and. flirt with Mrs. Armistead herself, I'm
of course, was limited to one proposal sure, if that estimable daine, begging
in the event of any of the young men her pardon, would give him a chance
^ proposing to any of the AgaLbus who, I am .IHi^hted, Mr I'Mhuue, saivi
the capacity of chaperon, in consider-
ation of a handsome salarj this lady
to be preferably, Mrs. Armisteud. si.-
"■r of the real Honorable Agatha's
mother. For the first year after Mr. '
I' yds death the Honorable Agatha:
was to observe mourning by not go-
ing to I^ondi n festivities: but during!
this time she was to be permitted to
amuse herself and friends by enter-
taining at the castle any young men
of whom the chaperon might approve.
Mrs. Armistead (should she be the
chaperon secured) was likewise
charged to keep the castle supplied
with guests, the best young men that
Kngiand could boast, a- her large ac-
quaintance permitted her to do. hach
visitor in the role cf suitor for the
hand of the Honorable Agatha was
limited to six weeks' stay at the castle,
as Mr. Boyd considered 'hnt length of
time sufficient for him to find out
PERILS OF LIFE IN TROPICS.
Animals and Reptiles Alike Invade
Rest and Comfort There.
The perils of daily life in the trop-
1 ics are almost inconceivable to dwell-
1 ers in other climes. In a Borneo vtl-
, lage, a man and his ten-year-old son
were sleeping in their house inside a
mosquito netting. They were on the
floor near the wall. In the middle of
the night the father w.ts awakened by
his son calling out. It was totally
' dark and the father passed his hand
i over his son. but found nothing amiss,
so he turned over and went to sleep
again, thinking (he boy was dream
ing. Shortly afterward the child again
| called out, saying that a crocodile
was taking him. This (imo tho fa
the;-, thoroughly aroused, lighted a
I lamp, and found that a snnko had
closed its jaws oil the hoy's head. He
shouted, .iml the snake, releasing its
hold, drew the whole of lis body Into
the house ami encircled the body of
I the father. He was rescued by the
neighbors, who were attracted by tho
. lies fur help of the terrified couple.
The snake when killed was found lo
be 1" feet long, and the head and fore
head of the boy was surrounded with
a circle of punctured wounds produced
by the python's teeth.
A Sunday school teacher had been
telling her class the story of the Good
Samaritan. When she asked (hem
what the story meant, a little boy-
said: It means that when I am in
trouble my neighbors must help me."
Him—1 wonder why women, as a
rule, talk so much?
Her—Oh, 1 suppose it tires them
less than listening to men's talk.
TO DKIVE OUT MAI.ARI \ _
AMU 111 I I.I) I r THE
late the Old Standard tilMJVt.'S TASTKLE3S
« 1111 1. TONIC. You know w hul you art' taking
Th«' formula is plnir'.y pnnw-il >n fV 'rr tvottiiv
•) minjf it is Rimplv • n ro :ir.d Iron in ; taMelcM
form, and the nil ctTe tool Wnn IW grows
people and chlldrvn. 60c.
It takes a woman with sound judg-
ment to generate silence.
m i rc-rn-n \to iioi sekkepkhs
IRoil Cross Hall Blue. It makes clothes
clean and sweet as when new. All grocers.
Pride nnd prejudice make an unsat-
isfactory pair to draw to.
Y u always get full value ;n Lewis'
Single Hindet straight Se cigar. Your
dealer or Lewis' factory. Peoria, 111.
talk about others
Comfort for Workers
The Anglo-Saxon races have di*
covercd that comfort, n high salary
and limited hours of work, make a
more powerful instrument of the
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Gillespie, F. L. Logan County News. (Crescent, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, September 4, 1908, newspaper, September 4, 1908; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc234173/m1/2/: accessed June 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.