Hooker Advance (Hooker, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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Jesse 8. Moffltt, Pub.
HOOKER, TEXAS COUNTY, OKLA.
By Brand Whitlock
illustrations by Ray Walters
(Copyright, 1H07, by BobbsMerrill Co.)
Senator Morlcy Vernon's vlBlt with bis
fiancee was interrupted by a call from
Ws political boss at tho state capital.
Both regretted It, the K'rl more than he,
because she had arranged to attend a
dinner that evening with him. Sho said
she yearned for a national office for him.
When Vernon went Into the senate
that Tuesday morning and saw the
red rose lying on his desk he smiled,
and picking it up, raised it eagerly to
his face. Rut when he glanced about
the chamber and saw that a rose lay
on every other desk, his smile was
suddenly lost in a stare of amazement.
Once or twice, perhaps, flowers had
been placed by constituents on the
desks of certain senators, but never
had a floral distribution, at once so
modest and impartial, been made be-
fore. Several senator, already In
their seats, saw the check this impar-
tiality gave Vernon's vanity, and they
laughed. Their laughter was of a tone
with the tinkle of the crystal prisms of
the chandeliers, chiming in the breeze
that came through the open windows.
The lieutenant governor was just
ascending to hU place. He dropped
his gavel to the sounding board of his
"The senate will be lu order," ho
The chaplain rose, and the hum of
•voices In the chamber ceased. Then,
while the Senators Blood with bowed
hei.ds, Vernon saw the card that lay
on the desk beside the rose. Two little
jewels of the moisture that still spar-
kled on the rose's petals shone on the
glazed surface of the card. Vernon
lead it where it lay.
"Will the Hon. Morley Vernon
please to wear this rose to-day as a
token of his intention to support and
vote for house joint resolution No. 10
proposing an amendment, to Beet Ion
one, article seven of tho constitution?"
The noise in the chamber began
again at the chaplain's "Amen."
' New way to buttonhole a man,
eli?" said Vernon to Bull BurnB, who
had the seat next Vernon's. "What's
It all about, anyway?"
Vernon took up his printed synopsis
of bills and resolutions.
"Oh, yes," he said, speaking as much
to himself as to Burns; "old man I
Ames's resolution." Then he turned |
to the calendar. There it was—house
joint resolution No. 19. He glanced
at Burns again. Burns wns fastening
his rose in his buttonhole.
"So you're for It, eh?" he said.
"To hell with it," BurnB growled In
the gruff voice that spoke for the First
district. In trying to look down at
Ills own adornment he Bcrewed his fat
neck, fold on fold, into his low collar
and then, with n grunt of satisfaction,
lighted a morning cigar.
"But—" Vernon began, surprises
multiplying. Ho looked about the
c hamber. The secretary was reading
the journnl of the preceding day and
the senators were variously occupied.
them out of committee. Bat on the
female suffrage resolution he had
been obdurate, and when—with a ma-
jority so bare that Bick men had to
be borne on cots into the houBe now
and then to pass its measures—the
party had succeeded, after weeks of
agony, in framing an apportionment
bill that satisfied every one, Dr. Ames
had seen his chance. He had flatly
refused to vote for the reapportion-
ment act unless his woman-suffrage
resolution were first? adopted.
It was useless for the party mana-
gers to urge upon him the impossibil-
ity of providing the necessary two-
thirds' vote; Ames said he could get
the remaining votes from the other
side. And so the Bteering committee
had given the word to put it through
for him, Then the other side, seeing
a chance to place the majority in an
embarrassing attitude before the peo-
ple, either as the proponents or the
opponents of such a radical measure—
whichever way It went in the end—
had been glad enough to furnish the
additional votes. The members of the
steering committee had afterward
whispered it about that the resolution
was to die in the senate. Then every
one, especially the women of Illinois,
had promptly forgotten the measure.
As Vernon thought over it all he
picked up the rose again, then laid It
down, and Idly picked up the card.
Turning It over in his hand he saw
that its other side was engraved, and
turea—the delicate nose, the full ltps,
the perfect teeth, the fine chin—all
were lost in the eyes that looked
frankly at him. As he gazed he was
conscious that he feared to hear her
speak; surely her voice would betray
her masculine quality.
She had seated herself again, and
now made a movement that suggested
a drawing aside of her skirts to make
a'place for some one at her side. And
then she spoke.
"Will you sit down, Senator Ver-
non?" she said, with a scrupulous re-
gard for title unusual in a woman. "I
must make a convert of Senator Ver-
non, you know," she smiled on the
other men about her. Her accent im-
plied that this conversion was of the
utmost importance. The other men, of
whom she seemed to be quite sure,
evidently felt themselves under the
compulsion of withdrawing, and so
fell back in reluctant retreat.
MARTA BtJm,EY GREENE
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Then he knew; it was the work of
the woman lawyer. Vernon had heard
of her often; he had never seen her.
He gave a little sniff of disgust.
The senate was droning along on
the order of reports fr,om standing
committees, and Vernon, growing tired
of the monotony, rose and sauntered
back to the lobby in search of com-
pany more congenial than that of the
gruff Burns. He carried the rose as
he went, raising It now and then to
enjoy Its cool petals and Its fragrance.
On one of the leather divans that
stretch themselves invitingly under
the tall windows on each side of the
senate chamber Bat a woman, and
about her was a little group of men,
The Femininity of It Touched Him.
bending deferentially. As he passed
within easy distance one of the men
saw him and beckoned. Vernon went
over to them.
"Miss Greene," said Senator Martin,
"let me present Senator Vernon of
MIbs Greene gave him the little
hand that looked yet smaller In its
glove of black suede. He bowed low
Ths surprise had leaped to Vernon's
eyes again at the final impression of
perfection made by her voice, and the
surprise changed to a regret of lost
and irreclaimable opportunity when
he reflected that he had lived for years
near this woman lawyer and yet never
had seen her once In all that time.
When Miss Greene turned to look him
In the face again, after the others
were gone, Vernon grew suddenly
bashful, like a big boy. He felt his
face flame hotly. He had been medi-
tating some drawing-room speech; he
had already turned in his mind a pret-
ty sentence In which there was a dis-
creet reference to Portia; Vernon was
just at the age for classical allusions.
But when he saw her blue eyes fixed
on him and read the utter seriousness
in them he knew that compliments
would all be lost.
"I am one of your constituents, Sen-
ator Vernon," she began, "and I am
down, frankly, lobbying for this reso-
"And we both," he replied, "are, I
believe, members of the Cook county
bar. Strange, isn't it, that two Chi-
cago lawyers should have to wait un-
til they are in Springfield to meet?"
"Not altogether," she said. "It Is
not so very strange—my practice is
almost wholly confined to office work;
I am more of a counselor than a bar-
rister. 1 have not often appeared in
court; in fact I prefer not to do so; I
am—well, just a little timid In that
part of the work."
The femininity of it touched him.
He might have told her that he did
not often appear in court himself, but
he was new enough at the bar to have
to practice the dissimulation of the
young professional man. He Indulged
himself in the temptation to allow her
to go undeceived, though with a pang
he remembered that her practice, from
all that he had heard, must be much
more lucrative than his. Something of
the pretty embarrassment she felt be-
fore courts and juries was evidently
on her in this her first appearance In
the senate, but. she put it away; her
breast rose with the deep breath of
resolution she drew, and she straight-
ened to look him once more In the
"But about this resolution, Senator
Vernon; I must not take up too much
of your time. If you will give me
your objections to It perhaps I may be
able to explain them away. We
should very much like to have your
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
There is no action of your daily life
of greater importance than to see that
your bowels move. They should move
at least once a day naturally, and by
that is meant without any help, if
they do not move at least once a day
you can consider yourself constipated
and it is time you did something about
You will be glad to know there is a
way out of the difficulty, Lemuel Lau-
derdale, an old soldier at Quincy, 111.,
Elmer McMillan, of Speed, Mo., Mrs!
Monahan, of Stonewall, MisB., and
many others were as you are now.
But one day they awoke to the fact
that Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin was
curing their friends, so they bought it
too and it cured them. To-day, they
are loud In praise of It.
What Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin did
for them it should do for you. Surely
your constipation is no worse than theirs
one of whom had it since '61. It only re-
mains for you to realize that salts are of
but temporary good, and what you want
is a permanent cure; that purgative tab-
lets, cathartic pills and such violent
things make a great show of doing some-
thing, but do nothing that is lasting. Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is a scientific
preparation, a laxative-tonic, a mild svr-
upy liquid that contains ingredients that
not only cure the constipation, but tone
the Intestinal muscles so that they learn
again to work without help. A bottle can
be bought of any druggist for the small
price of 50 cents, and there is a dollar
size for families who have already found
out its wonderful value in stomach, liver
and bowel troubles, tn old or young.
Send your name and address to the doc-
tor and a free trial bottle will be sent you
so that you can test it be-
If there la anything about
your ailment that you don't
understand, or if you want
any medical advice, writ*
to the doctor, and he will
answer you fully. There is
no charge for this service.
The address is Dr. W. B.
Caldwell, 201 Caldwell bldg.,
"Here is a little present for yo-j—a
superb $5,000 necklace—"
| "Oh! How nice of you!"
I "—that I will let you have for $1,-
THE majority of American women, excluding the very rich, will not adc it
the long trailing skirt for their lingerie gowns. The Bimplo skirt in
clearing length is as necessary now as it has been in seasons back.
For the lingerie frock, too, the trailing skirt is not practical, for the
bottom of the skirt is sure to become soiled after one wearing, and this, of
course, makes the laundry enormous during the summer season.
Nothing is more attractive in warm weather than a simple lingerie frock
or muslin, made round length with self-toned hat, parasol and shoes. The
clinging princess skirt, defining somewhat the curves of the figure from the
bust line down, yet loosely fitting, with no suggestion of tightness at ar.v
point, will be the standard style on which most of the frocks will be built
this coming season. It is this feature which renders a badly-made gown
Impossible or. at least, very unbecoming.
Given perfect cut and supple fabric, there Is no occasion for tightness in
such a gown. The bungler attempts to achieve, through drawing the material
very tightly over the figure, what she cannot obtain through cut and so slie
fails in models of this class.
The three dresses shown on this page are simple lingerie gowns—one of
muslin and two of plain white linen. They may be easily copied and made up
IDEAS FOR ROOM FURNISHINGS.
To Save Horses from Fire.
When a horse Is releaBed from his
stall during a fire, says a technical
paper, he will not leave the stable, for
the Btnll Is the only place In which lis
believes himself to be safe, A new
patented device, which consists of a
pipe running through the stall to the
outside of the stable, Is designed to
cure this. In case of fire a turn of a
handle brings a hose nozzle Into posi-
tion and a stream of water pours over
the head and shoulders of , the horse,
Incnutlously to his eyes. Instead of
the thin, short-haired, spectacled old
. maid that had always, lu his mind,
reading newspaper*, writing letters, or typified Maria Hurley Greene, here
merely smoking; some were gathered
lu little groups, talking and laughing.
But they all wore their rosea. Vernon
might have concluded that house joint!
resolution No. lit wns safe, had It not
been for the Inconsistency of Burns,
though inconsistency wns nothing new aristocracy; but It wa
in Burns. Vernon ventured once morel that charmed
VI uiill iv urut\ 11U UUWCM lOW | ,,,v « u .'"VMiiun n hi • t lie UUISC
to conceal a surprise that had sprung | whlch drives him Into the gangway,
from which It becomes a comparative-
ly easy matter to lead him Into the
was a young woman who apparently
conformed to every fashion, though
her beauty and distinction might have
made her Independent of conventions.
Physically she wns too nearly per-
fect to give at once an impression of
. It was plain that her
with his neighbor; intellectuality was of the higher de-
"IaioKs as If the resolution were as grees,
good us adopted, doesn't It?" As Vernon possessed himself he
But Burns cast a glance of pity at was able to note that this surprising
him. und then growled In half humor- young woman was clad In a black truv
ous contempt. The action stung Ver cling gown thai fitted her perfectly,
■on. Burns seemed to resent his pres* From her spring hat down to tho toes
In the senate as he always re- of her boots there was nothing In her
wee of Vernon's kind
seated the pr
The rose still lay on Vernon's dcBk;
he wa« the only one of the 51 senators
of Illinois that had not put his rose
on. He opened his bill file and turned
up house joint resolution No. 19. He
read It carefully, as he felt a senator
should before making up his mind on
such an Important, even revolutionary
measure. He remembered that at
the time it had been adopted in
the house every one had laughed; no
one. with the exception of Itm author,
l)r. Ames, had taken It seriously.
Ames was known to he a crank: he
was referred to as 'I)o< " Ames, usual-
ly a* "Old Doc" Ames. He had Intro
dueed more strange bills nnd resoln
tlons than any member at that ges
slon; bills to curb the homcoputhlsts,
bills to annihilate English sparrows. I
Mils to prohibit cigarettes, bill to cui
tail the li(|iior traffic, and now this
resolution providing for the submls
slon of an ameudmeut to the consti-
tution that would extend the electoral |
franchise to women.
His other measure^ had received lit '
tie consideration; he never got any of'
attire that was mannish, but she wns
of au exquisite dnlntlness wholly
feminine and alluring.
All these superficial things faded
Into their proper background when,
at last, his eyes looked full In her
face. Keddlsh brown hair that doubt-
less had been combed Into some re-
semblance to the prevailing fashion
of the pompadour, had fallen In a
natural part on the right side and
lightly swept a brow not too high, but
white and thoughtful. Her other fea
Safe Rules for Living.
We ought always to deal justly, not
only to those who are Just to us, but
llkewUe with those who endeavor to
Injure us. And this too, for fear lest
by rendering them evil for evil we
should fall Into the same vice. So we
ought likewise to have friendship, that
Is to say, humanity and good will for
all, who are of the same uature with
Some Suggestions That May Be of
Help to Young Housekeepers.
The white muslin curtains, long
ones or sash, are prettier for bed-
rooms, and ecru lace are pretty for
living room, sitting room or parlor, as
you may call it, while lace for dining
room and hall windows, upstairs and
down, the colored madras curtains for
a den or library. If In your living
room you should have a window seat
you can get three-quarters' length cur-
tains, so as not to cut them off, a
white Iron bed and white chlffonlere,
white chair, etc., and a bedspread
made of white dotted muslin lined
with white or aome delicate color,
with shams to match, also dresser
scarfs of same material are pretty for
a young girl's room. A room fixed up
with yellow and white, with a brass
bed, is pretty for a guest chamber. A
white lace spread, lined with yellow
china silk, is pretty for a covering for
a brass bed.
Care of Trees in Paris.
There are 85,840 trees in Paris, and
each tree hus lot number, age, history
and condition recorded in the books at
the Hotel de Vllle. The appropriation
for this department is t.lO.OOO francs a
year. The work could not be done
for any s-ich sum had It not been so
thoroughly done In the beginning In
the rel*n of Napoleon III.—Technical
One day small Elmer observed live
funerals pass the house. After the
last one had passed he Bald: "Mamma,
If we don't hurry up and die heaven
will be so crowded we can't get In."
First and Last Appearance
I Only Occasion on Which Casey Was
Admitted to Parlor.
An old Irishman named Casey made
a lot of money an a contractor and
built a fine house for his children.
The sons and dnughters were muc'«
ashamed of th
The children had a fine coffin, with
plenty of flowers, and Casey was laid
In stnte In the parlor.
That evening nn old Irish woman.
who had known Casey when he was
a laborer, came and inked to see the
face of her dead friend They con
plebeian father, nnd I ducted her to tho par'or.
Casey wns always kept In the i*enr She walked up to the cofflu. took a
of the house when they had a parly long look, and said:
or a reception One day Casey died, j "Faith, Casey, an' they've let ye
and there was a great to-do about it. | Into th' parlor at lasht."
KEEPING THE HAIR RIGHT.
Proper Way of Drying and Cleanl.,(
Woman's "Crown of Glory."
There is never the slightest dou t
as to when the hair is clean, for when
rubbed between forefinger and thumb
it squeaks a little if all dust has been
removed. However great may be the
temptation to dry the tresses over a
radiator or before a register, It mu it
be resisted, and dried by rubbing wit h
towels, letting the mass hang loose
at limes while resting the arms. The
most attention must be given the
Bcaip, for the lower will dry Itself. If
there is the slightest disposition to
waviness. when dry, only a eonih
should be used In removing the snarl i,
for a brush straightens too much.
No application is better for luster-
lcss hair than salt.
Rub well into the roots of the ha' •
at night, then tie up In a large hand
kerchief or wear a nightcap.
Brush out the salt in the morning
Several applications will show
marked Improvement In the appco •-
ance of the hair.
Put a tablespoonful of ammonia
Into a basin of tepid w'ater and dip
the brushes down Into It until they
are clean. Dry with the bristles down,
and they will be like new.
Neckwear of the season Is of mull
and laac; one having bucklea of col-
Dainty Cases and Sacks.
For the dressiest of town costumes
*ro new card cases covered first with
white satin, then with old venise lace.
Others are covered with lace net, em-
broidered, and inset with tiny lacv mo-
tifs. Little sacks for the fan or opera
glasses are made to match—such u
pretty fancy; nnd one easy of achieve-
ment with the new fad for hand needle-
work. The covers for sacks and porta-
cartos are removable and «o vastly
One-Piece House Frocks.
Women who have to superintend o*
do much of their housework will lw
foolish not to avail themselves of tlie
fashion for one-piece frocks. They are
excellent for the working hours.
They are narrow, trim, short and
have no undue trimming to rumple *nd
aoll In a day's wearing.
They faBtetn down the front, usual-
ly down the left side from the shoul-
der with pearl buttons.
One can get these buttons with pat-
ent clamps so that they may be re-
moved when the frock goes to the
Fate of the Dutchman.
Patrick arrived home much the
worse for wear. One eye was closed,
his nose was broken and his faco
looked as though it had been stung by
"Glory be!" exclaimed his wife.
"Thot Dutchman Schwartzheimer—
'twas him," explained Patrick.
"Shame on ye!" exploded his wife
without sympathy. "A big shpalpeen
the loikes of you to get bate up by a
little omadhoun of a Dootchman the
size of him! Why—"
"Whist, Nora," said Patrick, "don't
spake disrespectfully of the dead!"
The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great im-
portance. Defiance Starch, being free
from all Injurious chemicals, Is the
only one which Is safe to use on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stlffen-
er makes half the usual quantity of
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
A Sure Proof.
"That old fellow hasn't the slightest
suspicion his young wife dislikes
"How do you know that he hasn't?"
"Because I have seen him eat her
Kentucky May Grow Turkish Tobacco.
Turkish cigarette manufacturers
want Kentucky to grow Turkish to-
bacco, Imports of which have grown
from $25,000 to $4,000,000 In only 12
A good singer can always make
women cry by singing "Home. Sweet
Home." So many people long for a
home, and so few have one.
ONLY ONK "IIROMO QUININE-"
lhat U I.AXATIVH HUUMO OIHNINK. for
th.. ulirnnturo „f K. W .,|toVh tid tb World
oyer io Uur a CuldJn Onu J>uy. 0
If duty would use a megaphone
more of us might hear the call.
Longer Shoulder Seams.
It Is said by those who know thn
bodices are to he cut more squarely
across the shoulders, and therefore the
sleeves will be set lower on the arms.
This will be accomplished by running
the shoulder seams much longer than
we have had them during the dlrec-
This smacks something of the Sec-
ond empire. Hut everybody Is pre-
pared for anything Just now.
Embroidered Net Tunics.
Tunics of embroidered net or ch f
j fon with a skeleton waist are bell g
| worn with satin skirts and gowus tiitf
i are coming into great vogue.
WrlU for fr— Cmttiot,
and liimtrtlM out Hut at I
ORIGINAL Ml. GILEAD
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