Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 4, 1908 Page: 3 of 8
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A Bold Step.
' To ovanom* tha well-grounded ant
reasonable objections of the more Intel-
ligent to the uie of secret, medicinal com-
rnds. Dr. B. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N.
some time ago, decided to make a bold
departure from the usual course pursued
by the makers of put-up medicines for do
bmUc use, am}, so has published broad-
' to the whole world, a full
1st of all tho ingredients
positioned his widely
. Thus he hai takea
trons and patlenU
Thus too he
ines from among secret
doubtful merits, and made
Ui of Known Composition.
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yearn ago. by the Indians tor similar ailments
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^ J. DODSON, M. D.,
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Office rooms 1 and 2 over Firsl
National Bank. Phone 21.
Attorney at Law,
Room No. 9 Postoffice Building,
>Mangum, O. T.
!H MILT0N thACKER(
Attorney at Law,
^Assistant to and office with county
I Civil business solicited.
Office south side Square.
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CHAPTER III.—Country In turmoil, de-
mands explanation of poUc
[Icy from govern-
iowb, Resident Phones,
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Jefferson. Phone 149.
"He atooa (or a few momenta, a* If
dreading to tell bis auditors of his
country'! shame, and then with trem-
bling hand opened a drawer of his
desk and took out a file of official
documents, which he beld before him
aa he continued:
M 'At the time when work waa
■topped on the fortifications of this
harbor 1 received additional orders to
tbe tettect that In case of any overt aot
or warlike demonstration upon the
part of Japaa we were not to make
defense unless It involved the
aavlng of eur lives, and to surrender
the Island* In toto to our enemy.'
"It has been yoKt correspondent's
privilege to witness many scenes
where <he tempers of men were tried
as by Are; but never yet has he beea
compelled to vie*v the deliberate mor-
tification of at least two score of
valiant men In such a peremptory and
and unheard manner. Tbey sat aa
tt stupefied by an overwhelming catas-
trophe, looking at one another as U
incredulous and doubting their own
hearing, and then suddenly broke into
angry exclamations of surprise aad
Indignation. By a most remarkable
display or authority they were brought
Into subjection again, the commanding
general, a man at almost retiring age,
rising before them and holding op a
warning hand. 'Gentlemen,' he said,
qulettr rebuking tbem, "our first doty
Is that of obedience.'
"The officers, looking at one anoth-
er, settled into their seats, and in al-
most an instant the silence in the
room had grown painful. The gov-
ernor, still holding his papers before
htm, slowly continued:
" 'Fearing trickery on the part of a
prospective enemy, I doubt d the au-
thenticity of my instructions. I used
a secret code which has never gone
beyond the hands of the most confi-
dential men in my department, and to
my surprise received absolute con-
firmation. To you of the army I will
say that before this verification was
received, your general,' and here he
turned to his white-haired confrere,
'had been tbe recipient of a command
from the secretary of war of the
United States couched In almost the
"At the conclusion of his speech,
this fine old man sank back into his
chair with bowed huad as if the dis-
grace of his country was his own.
There was a more or less dignified dis-
cussion participated In by the older
officers present; but Interrupted now
and then by some of the younger men,
who favored totally ignoring the or-
ders and defending the Islands to the
death. The cooler beads among them
prevailed, and at last it was recog-
nized that there was no alternative
save absolute and unqualified surren-
"Before the meeting could be official-
ly dispersed the sullen boom of a gun
came heavily from the sea, reverberat
Ing through the room. The men
sprang to their feet and rushed to-
ward the exit, knowing that war was
upon them, but that their hands were
tied as hopelessly as though bound
with manacles of steel.
"There, within range of their own
heavier guns, floated a formidable fleet
from Japan. Even while their con-
ference was In progress, cruiser after
cruiser and floating forts of steel had
crept up over the horizon. The Jap-
anese gunners were testing their
range; but no damage had been done.
I saw a procession of crestfallen men,
going as If to a funeral, enter their
fortress gates and silently gather
round the great flagBtaff, from which
floated a hitherto unsullied banner. A
grim old man grown gray In war and
scarred with the marks of many bat-
tles, walked to the halyardB, gave
them a pull and brought fluttering to
the ground the flag under which he
had fought so valiantly. A colonel of
his staff took from the hands of an
orderly a cloth of white, the emblem
the world over of defeat with or with-
out honor, fastened It Into the Idle
loops and pulled it aloft.
"The general, a warrior no longer,
but a heart-broken old man, turned
away from his colleagues, walked
across tbe parade, and the door of his
quarters closed upon him. Several
other members of his staff did like-
wise, and still others stood silent on
the ramparts, watching the outcome
of this event. The ships ceased firing,
and, as If perplexed by this unwar-
ranted outcome, Beemed to be com-
municating with each other, dexter
ously wigwagging signal after signal.
A torpedo boat destroyer slowly sepa
rated Itself from the flotilla and came
suspiciously nosing its way toward the
land, winding In and out as if fearing
floating mines or sunken engines of
"As It neared the shore, it was seen
that on its black deck stood the ad-
miral of the fleet, togetner witn his
staff. They were met at the landing
by a deputation of officers, both civil
and military, who escorted them to
the fort. No one can depict the ex-
pressions, half surprise and half In-
quiry, which overspread tbe coun-
tenances of this Insignificant Invading
force. A party of less than ten men
without arms was actually accom-
plishing the most remarkable con-
quest^ In all history.
"At the entrance to this city of
masonry and steel, equipped with
silent monsters of warfare, embodylrg
all the latest and most formidable in-
struments of offense and defense,
built to withstand the onslaught of the
combined navies and armies of the
world, stood the sullen, shamefaced
officers of tbe vanquished garrison, the
gilt of their full dress uniforms un-
tarnished by powder or smoke, and
shining garishly In a midday sun.
There, drawn up In line, were men
who would have fought to death and
gone exultantly out Into another world
rather than face the disgrace which
had been heaped upon them by an un-
worthy clique of superiors in office.
"The Japanese admiral advanced to
the sacrificed but not defeated gen-
eral and extended his hand, offering
the commonplace courtesies of the
day. There was no need of Inter
preter, the head of tbe victorious force
speaking the English he had learned
at the United States Naval academy,
in which he had been educated.
" 'Am I right, sir,' he said, 'In con-
struing that white flag you raised as a
sign of truce? And If that is so, I
should like to be informed as to why
at the same time you lowered the
United States flag from the peak?'
"The general, choked with mortifica-
tion, hesitated for a moment, and then
found himself anable to express his
relinquishment in words. He slowly
withdrew his sword from its belt
hootrs, and held it, hll* Yormost, to-
ward the admiral, who seemed unable
to realize that It was tendered In sur-
render. There was a moment's si-
lence, tn which he looked down at that
trusty old blade of steel, never before
dishonored a conqueror's band. He
glanced Inquiringly at his fellow coun-
trymen, and then act the others, aa It
questioning their sanity.
"1 regret to say, sir,' the general
answered, 'that the flag was raised la
surrender not only of this fortification,
tat at all military forces on the to-
"The admiral gave a quick start of
surprise and jubilation as tho signifi-
cance of this unexpected actio*
dawned upon him.
"'The total sarrender of the Phil-
ippine*?* he qoestloned, as if It was
beyond comprehension that without
further effort this island kingdom of
the sea wss tranquilly to be turned
over to the first enemy who battered
a challenge on Its gates.
"The general, beyond words, nodded
in confirmation. In a few quickly
spoken sentences the admiral trans-
lated the details of the conversation
to his compatriots.
"Goaded by the sneers and satirical
exclamations with which this was
greeted, the general broke Into a sud-
den blaze of wrath, shook a clenched
fist under the admiral's very nose, and
In white heat exclaimed: 'Yes, it
comes easy; but it's no fault of mine!
They Ran Aloft the Rising Sun Em-
blem of Japsn.
I'm obeying orders. If I had my way
I'd have seen you in hell before this
happened. I would, so help me God!'
"As a signal to the waiting fleet,
they ran aloft the rising sun emblem
of Japan, while the discomfited of-
ficers of the United States retired to
the barracks for the almost hopeless
attempt of explaining the situation to
the puzzled garrison. These were sol-
dier like, quick moving, wiry men
from the west, proud of their country
and their crops, and were of the kind
that could not understand dishonor
through mere obedience to higher or-
ders. They stormed and swore, and
for a time it seemed that mutiny
would spread throughout the fortress,
man the great guns, tear down the flag
of Japan and send hurtling masses of
defiant steel out Into the ranks of
that force which had come upon them
In a night and won an unearned vic-
tory. But they, too, were creatures of
discipline, and In the end reluctantly
"The great armada slowly gathered
way and crept forward almost be-
neath the towering walls of the silent
fortB. Boat after boat brought Its
load of marines ashore and discharged
them on ground which in other wars
had been stained with the blood of
valorous men. Here on these beaches
had stepped the armies of old Spain,
coming as pioneers to battle with sav-
age foemen. In former years tbe wa-
ters of this oay on anotner aay in
Mav bad floated the vessels of brave
Dewey's fleet, bad rocneu ana quivereu
beneath the impact of his guns, and
witnessed the raising of his victorious
flag over the smoldering ramparts.
And with such a history of glory be-
hind It, the moon on this night rose
over a land silent, conquered, and
abandoned, as if it was of no more
value thsin a tiny pebble cast Into a
tropical sc-a " » " ; •"«
" CHAPTER IV.
The Harness of War. ^
A breath of summer swept over
the land, giving promise of wealth of
bloom and prodigality of harvest; but
the plow stood Idle and rusted In the
waiting fields, the meadows went un-
shorn, and the crops, tn which lay the
riches of peace, implanted. Every-
where was the growing din of an-
archy and the stern clangor of war. A
people who had never tamely bowed
a head beneath a yoke, nor rebelled
at just ruling, found themselves dis-
traught in tbe whirling current of un-
reasonable tides which carried them
out to tbey knew not what.
A tame yielding of territory over
which their flag had once flown, an
equally passive surrender of Islands
which had come to them of their own
volition, seeking In the spread of the
eagle's wings the shadows of security,
and, last of all, as a crowning climax
of folly, the sending of warships to
neutral ports! From east to west, as
the oceans run, from the border line
of the north to that of the south, there
swept over the great waiting nation a
call to arms. No dam built by mortal
man could have stemmed that rising
tide of indignation save the one that
was erected by the administration In
the hours of Its stress. News of It
came unheralded as had all the
ominous stories preceding It.
Even at the moment when an over-
throw of the governing power at
Washington seemed imminent, there
flashed across the wires from gov-
ernor to governor the quick and in-
sistent demand for fighting men. In
every armory was heard the resound-
ing clash of rifles. A hundred thou
sand men, drilled for the emergencies
•f a country's aeed, sprang to their
weapons like tensely strung warriors
of old awaiting the pretor's command
to charge. A country, which through
days of defeat had seemingly slept,
sprang Into the harness of strife, as If
electrified by the God of Battles. Sim-
ultaneously with the ordering out
of all National Guardsmen and a
further call for volunteers, which re
eeived Instant response, every railway
traversing the country was requlsl
tioned by the war department.
Tet, In all this turmoil the destina-
tion of this suddenly mobilized and
splendidly powerful army remained
secret. In vain the press of the coun-
try and its most influential citizens d*
manded knowledge; but not till the
day when from all directions swarms
of armed men sallied forth, was this
Information given. And as if black-
ened by a scourge of locusts, tbe
Canadas awakened one morning to
find that along 3,000 miles of border
land were spread a line of soldiers, the
most singular line of repulse ever
stretched between nations. It was one
Not even the commanding officers
as they took their stations knew tb»
whys or wherefores of this most re-
markable move, although their in-
structions were of the simplest, and
were that under no circumstances
were there to be acts of unfriendliness
nor, even under provocation, move-
ments of aggression. They were tc
stand as an Insurmountable barrier
between the United States and the
dominion, prohibiting traffic, passage,
and communication, and nothing more.
No man might cross the border, and
wires, which in days of peace carried
from one country to another the news
of the day, were cut and torn from
their poles as if no further word
might ever be transmitted through
Nor was this all. Wherever a cable
touched on all the outer edges of this
great land might be found soldiers In
charge. Wireless telegraph stations
were abruptly closed, prohibiting
the UBe even of the air Itself. Procla-
mations were Issued that Instructions
had been given for the perforation oi
any airships attempting outside com
munlcatlon, and the penalty of Instant
death was threatened any aeronaut
who disobeyed this command.
Continued next week.
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office, through which a patient may remain in bed and talk over the
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Supplied with Hot and Cold Baths on each floor, two Sterelizing an<i
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