Mulhall Enterprise (Mulhall, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, June 8, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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*1 cannot come; this miserable pro-
fessor intends 1 shall remain," la-
"You wretch!" and Dick makes one
spring forward, whereupon Professor
John is seen to sprawl fiat upon the
floor, rolling over and over, to get be-
yond the reach of that iron arm, and
the foot that seems to be propelled
by springs of steel, all the while chat-
tering like an excited monkey.
Dora, thus relieved, flies to the side
of her mistress, and clasps an arm
around her in a protecting way,
though it would appear that the lady's
maid was more in need of protection
than her mistress.
"We wish you good evening, gentle-
men. Your little scheme has been
nipped in the bud. Take care how
you follow me. Ladles, this way,
please—pass out ahead, as I wish to
watch these fellows as long as possi-
The ladies comprehend that it is
not love that influences Dick, but
another feeling, and they are careful
not to come between their protector
and those upon whom he keeps hip
eye. Various expletives break upon
the air as the little party thus back
out of the room; It is not natural for
some seven or eight men to find them-
selves cowed by a single party, and
not feel furious. As yet it is the
growling of the volcano—when the top
of the cone blows off, look out for
Now Dick Is in the doorway; the
ladies have passed down the hall
some distance; he gives one last look
around him, waves a hand in mocking
farewell to the baffled conspirators,
of the Morales mansion, and follows
Immediately great confusion en-
sues. Relieved of his presence, Senor
Morales and his guests fly this way
and that, some jumping from the win-
dows, with the hope of yet baffling
the American by facing him on more
equal terms in the garden, others
shouting themselves hoarse with ex-
It does not unnerve the American a
particle to hear this racket; he has
seen packs of wolves before now,
where the water roars the loudest it
Is always the most shallow; barking
dogs seldom bite.
They are at the door now, and with
a quick sprint Dick has overtaken the
two ladies. Together they all pass
out of the house, upon the veranda;
the steps are just beyond, and then
comes the vehicle.
At this moment Dick sees a dark
form darting forward; he is at the
horses, and a knife flashes in his
hand. A quick movement, followed
by others, and the traces are cut in
twain, thus rendering escape by this
Before he can take a shot at the fel-
low the other has thrown himself be-
hind the carriage, and no doubt crawls
away in the shadows. This sudden
catastrophe leaves them in a bad fix.
With ladies to look after, what shall
he do? They descend tha steps lead-
ing from the veranda. Perhaps once
beyond the gates, they may find some
■way of getting back to the Hotel
With this idea in view, Dick springs
to unbar the gate, and swing it open;
but he finds that this is a trick every-
body does not know; the gate obstin-
ately refuses to swing at his dictation,
in spite of his strenuous exertions.
They are shut in the garden of Mo-
rales, with nearly a dozen enemies
around, seeking to do them evil.
Dick now realizes that he is in for
It, and that it may be necessary to do
something before the game is won.
He has not expected such a situation
as this. How shall they get beyond
the garden walls and elude their foes?
One thing is certain, he will not de-
Bert those who have been left in his
charge. Part of the victory was won
when he took them from the power of
the scheming Dopez. and he is bound
to finish it by landing them in safety
at the hotel.
"Miss Pauline, you are not afraid?"
"No, no. Let me help you all I can "
comes the cheering answer, while the
din around them grows in volume as
the servants take up the cries.
"Thank Heaven for that! Come, we
must endeavor to find an opening back
toward the canal. I have an idea
there is a door in the wall there. We
will defeat these ravenous hounds
yet! Only trust me, and keep up a
brave heart, Pauline."
His words inspire the two women—
there is something in the very voice
of the young ranchero, who has seen
so much of life in the Southwest and
Mexico, to cause a feeling of confi-
dence in his ability to accomplish all
he has promised, and more.
Therefore they fall back into the
shadows of the garden, densely over-
grown with bushes as it Is, and seek
to baffle the searching eyes that
would ferret out their position. All
around arise shouts. If it were a par-
ty of Mexican vanqueros hunting
down a wolf that had taken refuge
hi the motte of timber, there could
hardly be more contusion and alarm.
Dick Denver has had enough per-
sonal acquaintance with these Mexi-
cans to fully understand their nature,
and %e knows that having once
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aroused their animosity, nothing can
ever make them friends again. They
hate as the wolf hates, and are quite
"Keep as close to me as possible,
and speak no more than le absolutely
necessary," he says.
The first part of his injunction it is
easy enouph to accomplish, but when
it comes to silence, Dora is unreliable
—she could not keep still any length
of time, if paid handsomely for it. At
first it is fear of their pursuers that
causes the animated creature to groan
and utter little shivering cries—then
a branch Jabs her in the eye, eliciting
a sort of shriek, and when all else
fails, she can positively feel a snake
run over her foot; and if there is any
and brltevet he can Main, but It will
take time, and thero is uons to spare I
at present. While he is eugaged In
scientifically doing Barcelona up In
good shape, the other's companions
will doubtless be making themselves
scarce, with the two American girls
in their power.
Already he hears Dora screaming.
"Keep away, you miserable Plcca
dilly bughunter! I detest you! I'll
have my Bob shake you out of *
year's growth! Keep your hands off.
all of you, or I'll scream for help, I
will! Bob, oh, where are you?"
"Coming, darling—coming rs fast
as these beastly prickly pears and
Spanish bayonets will allow. Coming
like a wild horse of the prairie on the
stampede. Where's that wretch of a
KHz—let me fondle him like a grizzly, Amerlcan goods.
and his mother won't know him. Com-
With the last word, which is ut-
tered as a ferocious roar, Colonel Bob
bursts through the barrier that en-
deavors to block his progress, and ap-
pears upon the scene. Dick halls his
NEW JERSEY 'RICKISHAS.
Vehicle of Yankee Make Has Iuvaded
the Orient with Good
That characteristic vehicle of the
orient, the jinrikisha, is drawn by a
yellow coolie in Japan, a brown Hindu 1
In Imiia, a black Zulu in South Africa;
but look between the shafts of the
'rlkisha in any of these countries, and
you will probably find the same name-
plate—that of a vehicle manufacturer
in New Jersey. The Yankee jinrikisha
has invaded the east, and its invasion
promises to result in a permanent oc-
cupation of countries where cheap la-
bor would seem to forbid sales of
flUiiUnut Hmranrrra in
nf (Capital auit iCaluu*
By D. H. M. PARRY.
President of National Association of Manufacturers.
thing on the face of the earth this j coming w ith the greatest of delight,
same Dora detests, so that the very since it relieves him in a measure, of
name almost sends her into convul- I his worry.
sions, she declares it is a snake. ] The professor does not experience
Dick at first endeavors to hush her the same feeling; he is a Briton, it
outcries, but he might as well try to j )s true, but recent experiences have
dam the Mississippi. Even Miss Pau- taught him that fighting Is hardly to
line's words fail to have the desired j be placed in his line. Hearing the
effect—Dora must bubble over, or
So they make their way along; Dick
wishes his companion could be with
them, and he finally gives the signal
again. Perhaps Bob may have failed
to hear it on the first occasion, as he
is not the man to allow any obstacle
to stand in his way when duty calls.
There must be a wall somewhere
near them—Dick looks for it constant-
ly, He can hear their enemies plung-
ing hither and yon through the
bushes, which they beat with great as-
siduity, as though hunting legitimate
game. More than once it looks as
though there Is bound to be a colli-
sion, and Dick nerves himself for the
ordeal, gritting his teeth and mental-
ly making up his mind to astonish his
Fortune favors them—the wall Is
threats which the terrible Sheriff of
Secora County bellows forth while
bursting his way upon the scene, the
professor wisely concludes to leave
for parts unknown, nor to stand on
the order of his going.
Colonel Bob finds work to do, how
ever—there are a number of noble
Mexicans present who require looking
after, and In his present excitable
frame of mind he is just in the humor
to satisfy all their longings In that
The darkness is not so Intense now,
for the moon Is peeping above the
horizon. Bob can see his men. and he
falls upon them with the power of a
thunderbolt. Right and left he
plunges, knocking them down as a
ball well directed scatters the pins
in a bowling alley.
The varied outcries are something
1 he Yankee 'rlkisha manufacturer
competes on prices first. He sells vehi-
cles as good as the native product at
tis low as $16 and no higher than $40.
American factory methods permit turn-
ing them out In large numbers on the
duplicate system, lie also competes in
quality, making jinrikishns with ball
bearings, bicycle wheels and cushion
tires at |80.
Different types of 'riklsha are made
for different countries. The vehicle is
common 111 Lagos, Ceylon, and man}
other localities, each of which has Its
preferences In the way of weight,
height, hoods, bells, lamps, colors, and
cushions. The New Jersey factory also
supplies the "pousse-pousse" us°d in
Madagascar. It Is a variety of jinriki-
sha with hood and springs.
Another is the "Korean cab," which
capitalistic buccanecrs rob the public by unfair de-
vices to stifle competition. They rob their stockholders
bv using capital of the corporation to further their own
private fortunes. These buccaneers are worse than petty
swindlers or vulgar highwaymen.
The labor buccanecrs include ihose who follow the red
lias of socialism and the radical trades unionists.
Those afflicted with this passion for seizing something
that does not belong to them may aptly be termed indus-
trial buccaneers. There are several kinds and degrees of
these buccaneers. Some endeavor to help themselves from the cap-
ital fund by using their wits—that is, dishonestly—and some rely on
physical force to encompass their ends*
1 do not refer to the petty swindler or to the vulgar highwayman.
These are but common criminals, llut I do refer to the capitalistic
buccanecrs that reap questionable personal profit by the manipulation
of the capital they control regardless of the legitimate rights of the
public and sometimes of the rights of stockholders.
1 also refer to the buccaneers that follow the red flag of social-
ism, and would contiscatc all wealth itt the name of the state. Also
there are the radical trades unionists, with their "business crccd that
employers and society at large must accede to their arbitrary demands
Is nothing more than an Improvement or suffer the stoppage of industry
on the clumsy Chinese wheelbarrow,
with its single wheel, familiar as a pas-
So He Tells His Love.
The term industrial buccaneering is inclusive, and may be rightly
applied to the efforts of all the various classes of people who by one
method or another would either destroy or break down to some ex-
tent the rights of private ownership in capital.
The efforts of some of those in control of corporations to secure
profits which neither they nor the corporations have justly earned have
given rise to the demand for government control of corporations, but
government control of corporations, when it means arbitrary limita-
tions of profits legitimately earned, simply spells socialism, and as a
remedy for existing evils should be execrated even more than tlve evils
The government has no more right to interfere with the property
rights inherent in individual liberty than has a union or corporation,
were Introduced about the same time, 1 sphere of duty is that of protecting public rights, and not that of
and a contractor who supplied them af,Rrcssing upon ,iK.nl. jt is not government management of capital
that is needed, but government prevention of industrial buccaneering
of all kinds.
senger vehicle in all Chinese cities.
The "Korean cab" has a single wheel
fitted with a pispumatle tire, and seats
one passenger, the seat being placed
high over the wheel. Coolies in front
and behind balance and propel it, and
the vehicle is capable of good speed.
When the Yankee 'riklsha was intro-
duced on the west coast of Africa, it
was so much lighter than the vehicles
previously known that the first Zulu
who drew one presently stopped, lift-
ed the vehicle and Its passenger to Ills
head, and wanted to carry it that way,
being easier. American wheelbarrows
to his Fantl laborers, returning In
few hours, found them all being car-
ried water-jar fashion.
reached, and as yet they have seen
nothing of their enemies, though it is
evident that they are all around.
If the door in the wall can only be
found now, they may have cause for
It is too late—loud shouts arise—
some one has discovered the light
dresses of the ladies against the dark-
er background of the wall, and his
cries are bound to bring all the force
of the enemy rushing to that spot.
At the same moment Dick hears
Pauline cry out—Pauline, who has
just then preceded him a trifle, and
who means to take his place, in a
"It is here—the door!" is what she
cries, but immediately adds, in a dis-
appointed voice, "but I cannot open it
—I am afraid it is locked!"
Could Dick be given another min-
ute, he would spring forward and
manipulate that door so that it would
open. It has to be a sturdy structure
that can resist bis attack. But it
happened that the combined rush
is made from all quarters at that mo-
ment, and his attention musJ of ne-
cessity be taken up in this direction.
He can just make out the dark fig-
ure's coming upon him—they are like
the spokes of a wheel, while he rep-
resents the hub.
Dick is far from blood-thirsty by
nature, and while he holds the lives
of those on-rushing fools in his hands,
he does not care to take them except
as a last resort, besides, it is hardly
fair, as they are debarred from firing
back, on account of the presence of
So at the last moment he replaces
his revolvers, and meets the assail-
ants with his fists. A better man to
take care of them could not well be
He uses his arms somewhat In the
style of the piston-rods of an engine,
and with such ramarkable success
that he speedily creates quite a havoc
among his enemies. Then comes one
whom he had not seen present, but
who must have been lurking in the
garden; this powerful frame that op-
poses him can belong to none other
than the bull-fighter, Barcelona. How
eagerly he hurls himself upon the
American as though all that the past
has known, which rankles in his
heart, flies to the surface.
This Is unfortunate, because, while
he is thus fully engaged, some of the
others may seize upon Miss Westerly
and bear her away. If ever Dick Den-
ver struggled in his life it is now,
while the Spanish athlete also exerts
himself to the utmost, making this
a battle of giants.
Dicls. has worsted this man before,
astonishing, and indicate tremendous
excitement on the part of those con-
Meanwhile, Dick has not been Idle.
By his energy he has succeeded in
convincing Barcelona that once more
he is getting the worst of it all.
Dick avoids closing with the bull
fighter, since he has no lighted cigar
now to jab in the other's eye.
keeps Tordas at a safe distance and
proceeds to hammer him with all the
CHARMS THAT BRING LUCK
Superstitions of Bridge Players—
Houses and Seats That Are
It Is now obvious that the portion of
society which takes its gambling seri-
ously—it is a very large portion in-
deed—has become very superstitious.
An instance in point is the buying of
the ankh which, as now sold in Bond
street in gold and jewels, is extremely
popular, says the London Daily Mall.
The ankh is the sign of life, and
consequently of good luck striving
against bad; a symbol of Egyptian
! origin composed of a headless cross
; attached to a stirrup circle.
Gambling has always gone hand In
hand with belief in the efficacy of
charms, but the fair votaries of bridge
go much further and there are end-
less little ceremonies which are sup-
posed to militate for or against their
chance of winning.
A charming lady who might, with-
1 out undue conceit, have styled herself
"one who knows," quotes an instance;
' "Whenever you cut for a fresh deal
\ or after a rubber," she said, "the one
who cuts lowest has, as you know, the
choice of cards and seats, and they in-
SUiHiti nf I
By EDWARD F.
Former Asst. Commiss
oner of Immigration.
The best proof that
the point of saturation,
for immigraton has not
been reached in this
country is the fact that
immigrants are arriv-
ing here in constantly
Large immigration has
always coincided with:
(To lie Continued.)
When He Quailed.
An old soldier is a mighty privileged
person, sometimes. And nowhere is
tills more clearly shown than out at
the Home theater. Out there if any
old boy doesn't like the show, lie
gets tip and leaves. Not long ago
"Richard III." was given at the home
to an audience of varied and mingled
emotions. One old man had followed
the play breathlessly until it came to
Kichard's famous haunted dream. As
the specters began to file out behind
the bed the old man leaned forward
and gasped: "Good Lord, look at
the ghosts," and grabbing his cane In
his hand, he beat a hasty retreat. He
had stayed by Richard through all
of his wickedness, had hissed him
when he had killed his relatives by
squads and bunches, had gripped Ills
chair hard to keep from going down
rnd laying him out when he had or-
dered the murder of the princes—but
this last was too much. When the
ghosts appeared the man wlft had
laced the cannons turned and fled.—
Leavenworth (Kan.) Times.
"Well," she said, "just promise that
business prosperity and small immigration with business depression,
which is only another way of saying that labor goes where it is wanted
as inevitably as water seeks its level. Indeed, the immigration tables
of the last 8o years, if drawn to scale, would portray both graphically
and accurately the history of business conditions in the United States
during this period.
Furthermore, these immigrants who have come io this country
because they know that there is work for them to do here, make their
way with reasonable, if not ideal, expedition, to the places where they
are needed, although our defective system of immigration statistics
does not make this apparent. The current opinion is that all the im-
migrants pour into the large cities and stay there. This is wholly
erroneous. Last year, about 800,000 immigrants landed at Ellis is-
land. In ten years the immigration through that station is about
6,000,000. Fifty to 60 per cent, of all arriving gave their destination
as New York state (the official classification does not go lower than
the state), and 80 per cent, of these mean to go to New York city.
Hence, if the permanent residence of immigrants were really deter-
mined by the destination statistics, New York city would have gained
during the last decade by immigration alone between 2,0x1,000 and
3,000,000 inhabitants, which comes so near being the total population
of the city that it is manifestly an absurd figure.
As a matter of fact the increase of population, counting immi-
grants and native excess of births over deaths, does not show much
more than the normal statistical increase which should have come
without any help from immigration.
There is a great demand for immigrant labor, especially Italian
labor, in the south at the present time. The openings for alien labor
there are practically unlimited. The climate is congenial, and the'
Italians, through various agencies at home and in this country, are
finding their way there more and more. They will not only develop
111 the south hitherto neglected resources by their labor, but they will
! provide the inefficient negroes with a much-needed objet lesson of
; thrift. With these frugal and hard working Latins to compete against,,
the negroes will speedily come to realize that they must either work,
i starve or move on. Indeed, it is an open question if the example of
Italian industry and thrift is not doing as much for the redemption
I of the colored race as Booker Washington's institute. He isi
teaching them to work, the Italian is forcing them to work, and work
is the accepted solution of the negro problem. Besides, there is a
| possibility that the Italian, who as a rule docs not share the race pre-
I judices of our native whites, may contribute in a number of ways to
| the solution of the southern race problem.
her husband j J^at the costlier the earthly memorial 1 What is true of the Italians is also true of the other races. Not
rderhaVwV^TuTornTheUb!etareof only does the United States assimilate industrially all the immigrants
| w]10 Can pass a proper inspection under our present laws, but she
should be grateful for their coming. The arguments which are being
but I made against immigration to-day are the same as were made 50, 40, 30
'o | and 20 vears ago. If they had been heeded before i860 it is more
111 than possible that our civil war might have had a different result. If
^ | they had been effective in the 35 years after our civil war the prog-
scientific points he has ever learned, j variably turn the winning people out
of their seats and choose the winning
pack." Sometimes they elect to sit
against the hinges of the table, be-
cause that is the lucky side.
As for the charms which are sup-
posed to bring luck, their name is
legion; the most favored are little
dwarfs, lucky sixpences and the New
It must not be supposed that these
superstitions are confined to the
ladies. Two well known card players
at White's are extremely proud of pos-
sessing some pieces of a hangman's
rope, and from the possession uf these
trophies they date their good luck.
I Certain houses are considered lucky
| to play in, though of course a house
which is lucky for one player may be
i unlucky for the other. Particular clubs
; also are much in favor among card
Extravagance for the Dead.
Burial customs were once modest
with our people. But complicated and
costly living appears to have made
simple dying impossible, remarks the
New York Mail. We run to weak os-
tentation in the surroundings and
trappings of mortality. It is necessary
to obtain this, to purchase that; It is
Indefinitely Postponed. ] ,he only g00(} form, nothing else will
She was an economical, industrious j do ;t is the consideration of the liv-
and ambitious young wife, a writer ing that we think about, not the sta-
in the New York Tribune says, and i j,]e respect due the dead. We forget
often tried to persuade
to give up smoking. One day she ! we erect the shallower may be the rec- j
pointed out to him, In exact figures,
how much he spent on tobacco in the
course of a year.
"And you would be better off," she
said, "mentally and physically, as well
as financially, without your pipe."
"But all great men have smoked,"
j our hearts.
j "I am sorry," said the doctor,
! your little girl will not be able
1 speak for several days!" "Then
I will be safe," said the anxious moth-
you'll give up smoking till
great. I'll be quite satisfied."
"for me to invite the minister to
you're ' tea, won't it?"—Sketch.
"What makes you think Bllklns Is
"I was In the next room to him and
Changed Her Mind.
Stella—I thought you said you
would never marry a man with red
May—I thought I wouldn't at the
his girl and overheard one of their time, but he afterward proposed.-Dc-
silencer."--Life. „ | tro it Free Press.
l ess and development of ofir country, unparalleled in the world's his-
tory, would not have been possible. Measured in money every adulti
male represents $2,000, because it cost
that much to produce him. There can be
no question as to the assimilative capacity
of the United States for at least another
generation. ar -1 —■—
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