The Taloga Times. (Taloga, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1912 Page: 5 of 10
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Richard Llfhtnut, an American with aa
affected Enslleh accent, recelvea a pres-
ent from a friend la China. Tho praaant
proves to ba a pair of palamaa. A lattar
hint* of aurprlaa to tha waarar. Uihtnut
dona tha pajainaa and lata at
up for a amoha. Hla
comaa In and. falling to
nut, attempta to put hit . _
the aervant crasy. Llghtnut chaney hi
rlothee Intending ~to aonmon help. — „
ha reappear* Jenkins falla on nls neck
that Im la
r. confirming Uchtnut'a
la craar. JenElna telle Licit
— - ranter ha had with a L
Chinaman dreaaad In pajamaa In a
meaaage from hla friend. Jack Bllllnse,
Dshtnut la aakad to put up "the lela'*
for tha nlaht on hla way homo from col-
Ian. Later Llahtnut flnda a beautiful
(In In black pajamaa In hla room. Ucht-
nut la ahoekad bjr tha fWi drlnklna.
omoklng arid alansr talk. Ihe tell* him
her name la Franda and puaalee him
with a story of har love for hor slater's
room-mate, named Franesa. Next mora-
ine the slrl It mlaalnc and Ugh tnut hur-
rtea to the boat to aea bar off. He la ac-
reeled by a husky college boy, who calla
him "DTcky/' but ba doee not see the
' ' Jack Billion calla to apand tha
Uihtnut. They discover
dan In the buttone of
ihe paiamaa. BUIInaa dona tha wjamai
and retiree. Uihtnut later djscovara
In bla apartment a beefy peraon la. mut-
ton-chop whUliere and wearlnf pajamaa.
Janklna calla tha police, who declare the
Intruder to ba a criminal, called "ron
Grandpa." Tha Intruder declare* he la
Uchtnut'a guaat and appeals to the lat-
ter In vain. He la hustled off to jalL
In the morning Ughtnut la astonished to
And Billings (one. and more aetonlshed
*rom the latter,
whan ha (eta a mesaga flwm the lattar,
demanding hla dotbaa. Llghta
demanding bla dotbsa.
Indignantly that Ughtnut
la Mack pajainaa. At
out takee tha nasi
CHAPTCR XIV. (Continued.)
•Ughtnut!" ba called. I Just a tar ad
up at tha caatla on tha MU. 1 fait
devilish annoyed. though. I racallad
a conversation tha other day at tha
club In which Vaa Dyne ramarkad
that tha Intimacy affected 'now by
chauffaura waa growing insufferable.
Declared hla maa had aakad Mb for
h Ught that moraine.
Tha fallow atarad a UtUo; than So
eama toward ma, amlrklng la a Jocu-
lar, Impertinent way.
"Say, atop your kidding, old
ha muttered; "glrla have no aanaa of
humor, you know. Coma along—I w
just bean tolling them you ara my
I atole anotkar look at tha ear, but
Prancaa svoldsd ma; ao 1 eama to a
decision. I turned ahortly
lri?w. _ .. _ .
"8aa hara now. my good fallow," I
said aharply, "you atop aubjectlng
those ladlea to annoyance. Drive on.
or IH report you to my friends."
Ha atarad aaamad to ba trying to
(tare me out of countenance, In fact.
-Why, Dicky!" be exclaimed la aa
aggrieved tone, "dont yon ram amber
ma—don't you know mar
"I certainly do not." I
with declalon. I felt my faoa getting
red with vexation. "And what's motat
my name la not 'Dicky.'"
Hla hand alowly ewept bla chin aad
-Wha— Wall, ru be Jlggaradl" Ha
whirled toward the ear.
"On me. tbla time. I gueeat TouTe
Than bla face clouded aad be moved
down npoa me.
"Here, you get aloag now about
your bualneei, whoever you are!" Hla
band wgved aa though swooping ma
away. "I've a miad to kick you tar
annoying that young lady."
Ha looked toward rraacee aad 1
eould aea ha waa ebowlag oR. But I
thought aba looked a bit disgusted.
Aa tor the frump, ebe euddenly opened
the door, aleppad dowa aad Uea ap
again, bat tbla time behind the steer-
"It you doat eama aa. rm gotag,
aha eald quietly.
"jaet a minute," ba eald. aoowllag
back at har. Ha faced me.
"Look hare. If I hit you onca"-
leveled hie finger—"well, they'll have
to pick you up with a sponge, tbat'a
But except for fixing my glaaa for
a better atudy of fVaaeee, I never
moved. Didn't occur to bm aa mm
aery, yoa kaow, until aha shouM drive
oC. Just etood leaning on my cane
aad with feet Browed, you kaow, la
tha way 1 had long ago fouad waa tha
laaat exhausting. If one baa to ataad
at alL But, by Jove, the follow waa
right la my faoa sow, almoatl Devii-
"DM yoa hear me. yoa fflsss eyed
Ipoir ho barked la my ear. "Toe
maabert By Ooersa. 1*B ma* you!
Aad ha looked at rraaeee agala aad
bat aha waa leehtag away
ot up at tha big atone caatle aa the
Poeantleo Hllla behind.
The oar began to edge away.
"All right—oomlngt" he yeUed; and
thaa he launohed hla Mow. But ao
rapid—inatoatoaaoua, la fact—are the
famous throe movementa of the great
scientist. I doat remember that my
eye area ahtfted lta grip upon the
monocle. Therefore, aa I came baek
Into the aame poeltlon again aa hla
aboalder hit the ground. 1 waa la time
to catch my darMag'a eye at laat Juat
aa they curved. Aad, by Jove, aha
loolinl IBIlHKt Hill plMUMd.
Aa for the frump, (he frankly aad
barahly laughed, and than moved up
a speed, juat as a south-bound ex-
preea took the etatlon.
And I awung aboard It, back for lit
tie old New York. Didn't eee what the
chauffeur did. Waan't Interacted, you
know, about that.
hillings' Symptome Alarm Me.
Most Infernal outrage of the cen-
tury, I tell you!" Bllllnga stormed.
Air an hour I had sat there In my
rooms, limp aad bewildered under the
tempeet of bla wrath. The wild and
Incoherent aputter over the 'phone
that Jenkins reported upon my return
had sent me on a hunt for my friend.
I had found him sullenly dining alona
over at the club, and aa soon as I
entered he started to bolt from the
m. Only through the greatest
pleading had I managed to coax him
back to my chambers, hoping I might
eerew out of him aoma explanation.
I bad received It, by Jove!
Of courae, I recognised It all aa Im-
poaslble and crasy, you know, but
when I said ao to Bllllnga hla remarks
were ao violent, and he turned aucb a
dangeroua apoplectic purple, daabed If
I didn't renege.
But then the old maa, you know!"
I protested weakly.
Billings leveled his big arm at me.
mouthing wordlessly for a minute.
"That—that'll do, about that oM
man!" ha choked at last. "Not—not
another word about him!" Aad final-
ly be eollapaod Into bla aeat from
sheer exhaustion. Juat sat there
panting aad glaring at ma Ilka a Jolly
Gradually ha became calmer.
■Tell you what: the only thing that
late you out, Dicky, la the way Van
Dyne and BUkaalay did. la turn, whea
I got them there."
He spoke savagely, but 1 brightened
"Oh!" I said. "DMat they recog-
nise you. either r*
Bluings' snort made me Jump.
"Recognise!" ba bellowed. "They
went back, mad aa kail!"
"By Jove!** I eald aoothtngiy.
Tbat'a not all." continued Billings
grimly. "I was ao sore It waa a put-
up Job, aoaia asinine, tool Joke, 1 wrote
a cautloua note to tha governor. Alter
a lot of pleading, I got tha foola to
aend It He caara." -
Billings pauaed dramatically.
"Oh, yae, ba came!" be went on,
fixing me with an excited eye. "And
when I stagger*] forward and did the
prodigal eon act on hla nock, be band-
ed me a punch that Jolted off bis silk
tile. Went straight up In tha air with
tha whole bunch down there and con-
tracted to do things for them that will
keep them active tor a year. Threat
ened to have me aeat up for forgery
—this la my owa father aow, mind
you—forgery of my own name! Huh!"
Bllllnga strode to the end of the
room and back. Tbea he aat dowa
again, heating with bla toot upon tha
"They were pretty naaty after that.'
Bllllnga went on gloomily; "and they
wouldn't aend for any one else. Juat
had to alt there In that Infernal baa-
tile with nothing on but pajamaa and
a pair of bedroom ellppera. Kvery
once In a while eomebody would come
aad addreae me as 'ftoay,' aad waat
ma to aend tor my elothee or else
asnd out and buy aoma. Finally, a big
brutk eama and threw me soms dirty
rags and said I'd have to put on thooe
or else buy aoma otbera.
"Aad I bad Just got Into the togs
aad stuffed the rubles aad pajamaa
out of eight In my pocket, when the
particular brtgaad who bad charge of
my coop came back. Ha almost threw
a lit whea he saw me. "Where's Twen-
ty-eevenT* ho wanted to kaow. I
then, before I could say a word, he
blustered ap to mo with: 'Aad say,
what businaae yoa got la beret Clear
out!' Aad yoa bet I dldat loao a sin-
gle golden minute—I cleared. Too
should have aeea me beat it dowa
that oorridor! Tha fellow followed me
a little, grumbling to him eel f: Tbea
ho called to a cop who waa Juat cess-
lag In: 'Say. O'Keefe, run that young
fat freak out of here, will youT ire
one of that bunch ot visitors that
wsat through Just aow. froeh thing—
snooping Into we calla!'
'"And ao the same oop that brought
Off fttflflot OTOfe flo I
sealed them myself. Just as one does
a Jewel pa oka go Qot them, did you?"
I atarad' at Billings through my
"Didn't you gat thamT" ho «aoa>
ttoned la alarm.
"Too, yes—It's all right, old chap,"
t said hastily aad as pleasaatly ao 1
could. "JEugaas delivered the hot to
Jenkins aad I opsosd it myself
Thought It wsa—h'tt—thought It wag
something else." Tbea 1 proceeded
soothlagiy: "But you're Just a little
mistaken about the dust aad wrtoklee,
old chap—aad about them being ton.
Ha, ha! Good Joke!"
But Billings' face waa unresponsive.
"Why, old goop," ha said with cheer-
ful contempt, "there's a trtsagulsr
tear In the back of ths coat yoa eould
stick your hesd through; snd oos of
the aleevea la In rlbbone."
I Just opened the drawer of the ta-
ble and took out the box—glove box, 1
think It waa—containing the pajamaa.
I had read aomethlng somewhere
shout ths clearing dffect—the reac-
tion, and that sort of thing, produced
sometimss by a shock.
Bee for youraelf. old chap," I said
gently. And I lifted out the goeeamer
fabrlca and again spread their crim-
son glory under the lamp. Billings
sxsmlnsd thsm eagerly, but Just
'Don't understand it," he eald, bit-
ing hla nails. "Why, hsng it, they look
smooth, too, aa though never worn.
And the rublee are all right, too."
Ho rested his chin upon his hsads
and gloomed at the red swsep.
I caught a tow ssatoaess of his
"By George, I'm half a mind
there's something la the pa-
jamaa," he muttered—"somsthtog un-
canny and dlsagrsssble—something
they're alive with!"
1 sprang up sad bsck, ovsrturnlng
"Good heavens—oh, I say!" I
claimed In consternstlon. as 1 fixsd
my glass-on the garments. "ire your
Jail, then, you know—"
And euddooly I made a dlsoovsry;
sad I forgot about kssptag still.
"By Jove, Billings!" I exclaimed
dtadly. "Here'a eomethlag Inalde the
collar—some sort of Jolly writing!"
"What's thstr said Bllllnga sharp-
ly. Hs Jsrked the gsrmeat from my
hand and hald It In the light All
round the circle within the collar baad
ran four or five darker red tines of
queer little crleecroes characters.
'Chlnsse laundry marka, yoa Idiot'
ha eommsatsd careleesly. Aad thea
he ducked hla head closer with a
quick Intake of breath.
"By Gsorge. Dicky!" ha cried, his
voice trsmulous with some
cm that shoved mo out ot the door,
wars tag mo that rd beet aot go pok
lag late the prlsoaere* cells agala If
I kasw what waa good lor me I"
"By the way. old chap," puffed BUt
proving under the open of a cigar, "I
waa sorry to retura the pajamas tora
aad dasty sad wrtaklsd as they worn.
But you sse, oa asqpuat of the rubtsa,
I was Mary about having thorn pre—id
I Swung Aboard.
-Cant be that either; It's
wovsn In—awfully fins, asnt Job,-too.
Now, what do you suppose—1"
He broke off wonderlngly.
ATh Ineerlptlon end n Mystery.
Billings rubbsd his chin perplexed-
ly. "By Jigger, aow, I wonder what
tboae bea tracka meaaT" be uttered
to tooted up at ass
with ouddsa aalaattaa la his tooe.
"Look fcofop DUkf." IM flidflftMii
'do yoa happsa to' kaow Doossa-
1 trlsd to rem sm lar. I shut oae
eye aad stadled the marks slossly
hat bed to stake
my hsad at last
"Why, am, hs*s a msmbsr of aU
the great aocietiee of the world. Got
s strtag at Isttors after hM aamo ttho
a ualvarsal keyboard, sad M the mala
the sdoetiOe push ovsr hsre sad la
Buwgo. Lots or doMh, but off hM
trolley with learning."
And la this bufldlagr 1 ssld woo-
dertngly. "What's ho Uker
Awfully large hsad." said Billings,
slsvating his hnnds soms two feet
spart, "pear-ebaped affair—Mg end
up—bumps oa It like halveo of grape
fruit, porcupine eyebrows, and—"
"Oh, I know," I said, nodding eager-
ly; "and a little, akiiveled—well. Mad
of masked sort of face, ayee beadlike
aad Jolly small I've got him aow!
rvd goao dowa with him la tha ele-
sodded. Toa've got him
painted." ho eald drily. Thafa the
profeeeor; only, Ms syss are aaythlag
but 'Jolly.' I've ridden In the elevator
with him myeelf. Alwaya maaagea to
ho was traveling with a bad
"Devilish sensitivs, I dare aay."
Bllllnga looked at mo auaptctously,
but I had got hold of the thing I was
trying to rsoollsct aad I wsat oa
"By Jova. you kaow, I believe Jea-
ktna knows bis sun—fellow who bai-
lers, aad, I believe, cooka, tor him.
He aad Jeakiaa belong to the same
bow do they call It? asms dab of
Billings brought Ms I
"Let's have Jenkins la." ho
And we did.
"I say, Jenkins." I bsgsa. "this Pro-
fssoor Doodlebug shove
him. doat you kaow, J
thing you said his sua told )os rs
"Why, sir, he told aw that every
night he had to turn dowa the pertoa-
ssr*s bad aad go all over It wtth a
two-galkm watering cam—"
"Watering can!" gaspsd BBHaga.
I'm telling yoa what ho cays. air.
Thaa he covers It all up again, and la
aboat a half-hoar the p«fi
the severe dowa; aad If It's what hs
-in "fine'—that Is, damp all over he
MADNT MIOVIN PRIKNDdMIP.
Isn't be a good friend of yours T"
"I'm afraid not; ho haa never tried
to borrow money of ma."
BABY'S ECZEMA AND BOILS
'My son wss shoot thrse waste old
whea I noticed a breaklag-out oa
cheeks, from which a watery i
staaco ooxsd. A short time after,
arms, aboulders and hraaat broke
also, aad la a tow days horsmo a
scab. I becama alarmed, aad
our tomfiy physician who at oaee ]
aoaaoed t>o dlssese ecsema. Tha
Us fellow waa sudor trsalmaat
about three moatha. By the mi
that time, he ssamsd ao better. 1
eama dtacouragsd. I diwonad the <
tor's treatment, aad
ass of Cuttoura Soap aad
and ta a few days aoticed a marked
cheaga. The eruption on
turned to aie.
TeU you what, Dicky: rm gslag ap
aad aak him dowa. HCe the on to
glvo ua the right dope oa theeo crasy
letters—Eh. what you say. Jsaktasr
"Beg paidaa. air; I waa aaytag that
the perfeeeer doat visit aobody; aad
he never eece aobody bat the Mg llfry
aad adentlSe sharps."
-Ok, ho deal, ehr BUliaga saortod
coatamptaouaty. "Well, Jeakiaa. 1
ha vent beea a prise
tima tor aothlag; 1 gi
to oetoct say ty-' I
fetch him: 'Mr. Llghtaufa —.
mosta, aad wiB he bo plaaaed to bon-
er him by |—'-y apoa aa Orteatal
carlo ot rare sctoatlOs latsrsstr—
that sort of marry rati Why. yoa
oouldat hold him baek wtth a block
snd tackle. Oh, yoa aeedat worry;
I'll do the ptoper curvee all right"
Ho tuned toward the door. "Aad,
Jeakiaa. yoa eome along aad work sse
late the lodge."
fro aa coirmfUBD.)
Krror la CondMoae Samewbara.
There to something wrong If a maa
M expected to meditate oa eternity
whea he baa ao aasursaeo ot betag
able to moot hM butcher^
Added Pleasure to Visit
Now Verkofa Trip to Attaatto «ty
Remunerative Beth ap to MM
A retired awruhaat who was w«B
known la the Jobbing htaash la M«v
York Oft sea years sgo rsssatty spsat
some time at AUantlc City, where ha
took hM wife for rest aad change si
ansa a, snd where he had aa aaaaaslly
pleasaat exportsaoo. "Wo amt there,"
so ho tolls ths story, "a maa whom I
had kaowa la a baslasss way away
yeara age. Wo aad oar wlvuo walked
aad *raUer chaired' togsthsr, aad they
seenaed to sajoy oar ssmpsay mi mash
as wo did theirs. Oa tha day bsdsrs
wo eama away Mr. Blank saUsd MB
late tte Millard room, hssdsd sM aa
savetovs addraiasd to ara M my Now
Tork heme sad aaMi 1 tatndid ta
brtag you thM whoa ear vMR hers was
ovsr and bslsrs wa waat ha* t car
heme out weet* The savato|
talned a shsck tor a balaaeo
ihe gHB owed
lapood M UK
•So glad I met yoa.' I
asvad the carfars to your hoaea.'"'
New Terfe maa added that tha
I am aat
to yea, I hardly tec
to mot hi reply to' *
*V yea ate la taver of the
Tte BMS have It by a
McMy." saM Mr. I
tsattM Isr (to haA
tar. When ha was about oovsa i
oKL an traoo of the i
Barely he wmt
have beea a great aaffoiur. During
the time of toothing aad from the tima
I dropped the docter*a treatment. I
ased the Cutlcara Soap aad Cattoara
Ointment, aothtag otoe, aad whea two
years oM ho waa the picture ot health.
HM complexion waa soft sad boauti-
ful, and hla head a mass of silky curts.
I had bssa afraid that he would aow
he wen. aad I tool that I owe a great
to the Cuticura Remedies."
(Signed) Mrs. Mary W. Ramssy. SM
B. Jackson 8t, Colorado Springs, Col,
Bept M, IMO. Although Cattoara
Soap and Ototssoat are aoM by dnp
gists and dsslars ovoiy where, a eam-
pM of each, wtth SS-page book, win he
mailed free oa appUcatiaa to
esra," Dspt L, Boston.
Judgsd by ths Wlrss.
Hostsss (to her little gucet)—Ba
you don't burn gas up at your houss
Dorothy—Oh. no. indeed; every bit
ot Ugbt we use M eent by telegraph.
■How about that newly-married
deaf mute couple next door to you?
Do they seem happy?" "Paapisk
ably."—Boa ton Transcript
Beware at Sprtas'a auddsn ahaaga
OarSekl Tea at head. Driakhot ooi
rowteea per coat of the sgi
For your poor, tired
For your laxy aad
sluggish liver ?
For your weak and
constipated bowels )
For your general run-
down condition 7
Than by all means—|M
IT DOM THE WORK
AT ALL DRUGGISTS
THE OTTO WEBS
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