The Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 14, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 10, 1914 Page: 3 of 8
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The Owner of New York.
Percy Darrow a young man of sclen-
Clflo training Indolent manners offom-
tnata appearance hidden energy and
Absolute courage lounged through the
doors of the Atlan Building. Since
bis rescue from the volcanic Island
that had witnessed the piratical mur-
der of his old employer Doctor Schor-
znerhorn the spectacular dissolution
of the murderers and his own Impris-
onment in a cave beneath the very
roar of an eruDtlon. ho had been nurs
ing his shattered norves back to their
normal Btrength. Now ho felt that at
last h6 was ablo to go to work again.
Thoroforo he was about to approach
a man of Influenco among practical
scientists from whom he hoped fur
As the express elevator shot upward
lie passed a long slender hand across
!hls eyes. Tho rapid motion confused
Wm still. Tho car stopped and the
metallic gates clanged open. Darrow
obedlontly stepped forth. Only when
the etevator had disappeared did his
upward glance bring to him the knowl-
edge that ho had disembarked one
floor too soon.
Darrow's eye foil on a lettered sign
outside the nearest door. He smiled
a slow rod-lipped smile beneath his
small silky mustache dropped his
'lilack eyelashes In a flicker of remlnls-
eenco hesitated a moment then step-
ped languidly forward and opened the
door. The sign lndtcated the head-
quarters of tho very modest commls-
lonershtp behind which McCarthy
hoso to work. McCarthy quite slm-
ply at that time owned New York.
As Darrow entered McCarthy hung
up the telephone receiver with a
mash and sat glaring at the Instru
ment. After a moment ho turned bis
mall bright eyes toward the new-
"Hello. Perc" he grow.Ied. "Didn't
ee you. Say I'm so mad my skin
cracks. Just now some measly little
smrlmp called me up from a public
tooth. What ye suppose be wanted
sow? Oh nothln'l Just told me In
ao many words for mo to pack up my
little trunk and sail for Europe and
never come backl That's all I He
ive me until Sunday too." McCarthy
"barked out a short laugh and reached
lor a cigar-box which ho held out to
Percy shook bis head. "So he wants
you to go to Europe?"
"Wants mot Orders mot Bays I
igot to." McCarthy laughed. "Lovely
He puffed out a cloud of smoke.
"Says If I don't obey orders he'll
end me a 'sign' to convince met"
wont on the boss. "He's got a mean
-voice. He ought to have a tag hung
on him and get carried to tho morgue
lie give me the shivers like a dead
man. I never hear such a unholy
thing outside a graveyard at mid-
night!" Percy Darrow was surveying him
with leisurely amusement a slight
this office who doesn't want one sin-
gle thing of you."
"I suppose that's It" agreed Mc-
Carthy. Tho telophono rang. He
snatched down the receiver listened a
moment and thrust forward his heavy
1nwl. "Not on vour llfot" he growled
In answer to some question. While
ho was still occupied with the recolver
Percy Darrow nodded and sauntered
The dellcato needlo of the Instru-
ment did not quiver
"LSatteries dead!" said tho repair
man. "Jim what the hotel-bill do you
mean by getting dead batteries? Go
back and bring a now lot and tost
In duo tlmo Jim returned.
"These test to fifteen" said bo. "do
"Test nothing!" roared tho repair
man after a moment. "Tbeso aro doad
Percy Darrow loft tho onsulng ar-
gument to its own warmth. It was
growing late. In the corridor a few
hastily-brought lamps cast a dim light.
Percy collided against Doctor Knox
entering tho building.
"Not fixed yet?" asked the latter In
evident disappointment "What's the
"I don't know" said Darrow slowly;
"It puzzles me. It's more than an or-
dinary brenk of connections or short-
circuiting through apparatus. If one
could lmnglno a big building like this
polarized In aomo way anyway tho
electricity Is dead. Look here." Ho
pulled an electric flashlight from his
pocket. "Hought this freBh on my way
here. Tested It of course. Now
there's nothing wondorful about these
toys going back on a man; but" he
pressed the button and peored down
tho lens "this Is a funny colnd
a present from nmo admiring constit-
uent." Ho threw back his head and laughed
but McCarthy's ready anger roso.
"Whoro did tho stuff como. from?"
"Out of tho fresh air" replied tho
operator. "From most anywhere In-
side tho zono of communication.1'
"Couldn't you toll who sent It?"
"No wny. It wasn't signed. Como
from quite a distance though."
"How can you toll that?"
"You can tell by tho way It sounds.
Say they ought to bo a law about
thoso amatoors cluttering up the air
tills way. Sometimes I got to pick my
own dopo out of a dozen jor fifteen
messages all ticking away In my head
piece t;t onco."
"I know tho crazy slob what sent
'om nil right all right" growlod Mc-
Carthy. "Ho's nutty for fair."
"Well If ho's nutty I wish you'd
hurry his little trip to Mattcawan"
complained tho operator turning aw ay.
The boss went to his office where
ho established htmsolf bohlnd his
table-top desk. There all day he con-
ducted a leisurely business of mysteri-
ous Import sitting whoro tho cool
autumn breeze from tho river brought
There were two other tnnor offices
to McCarthy's establishment in which
sat a prlvato secretary and an office
boy. Occasionally McCarthy with
Ho turned the lens toward his somo especial visitor retired to one of
McCarthy Stumped Down a Flight of
smile playing over his narrow dark
"His 'sign' be promised la apt to be
a bomb" observed Darrow.
"Ho's nutty all right" McCarthy
agreed "but when he said that he
was doing tho tall religious. He's got
a bug that way."
"Your affair" said Darrow "Just
the Bame I'd havo an outer office."
"Outer office rati" said the boss.
"An outer offlco just gets cluttered up
with peoplo waiting. Here they've got
to say right out in meeting it I want
em to. What's the good word Perc?
ii What can I do for you?"
i Darrow smiled "You know very
well my fat frlond that tho only rea-
son you like me at all Is that' I'm the
one and only man who comes into
The Shadow ef Mystery.
Darrow walked up the one flight of
steps to tho story abovo. Ho found
his acquaintance In and at onco
broached the subject of hlB errand.
Doctor Knox promised tho matter his
attention. The two men then em-
barked on a long discussion of Profe's-
sor Schermerhorn's discovery of super-
radium and tho strange series of
ovents that had encompassed Tils
death. Into tho midst of the discus-
sion burst McCarthy his face red with
"Can fuse your phono?" he growled.
"Oh 7es" said ho as he caught sight
of tho instrument. Without awaiting
tho requosted permission he jerked
the receiver from lta book and plaood
it tp bis ear.
"Deader than a smoltl" he burst out.
"This is a nice way to run a public
buslnoss! Thanks" he nodded to Doc
tor Knox and stormed out
Darrow roso languidly.
"I'll see you again" be told Knox.
"At present I'm going to follow tho
human cyclone. It takes more than
mere telephones to wako McCarthy
up like that."
He found tho boss in tho hall his
finger against tho "down" button.
"That's threo cars has passed me"
he snarled trying to peer through
the ground glass that In the Atlas
Building surrounded the shaft. "111.
tan somebody's hide. Downt" he bel-
lowed at a shadow on the glass.
"Have a cigarette" proffered Percy
Darrow. "Calm down. To tho scien-
tific eye you're out of condition for
such emotions. You thlcknecka are
subject to apoplexy."
"Oh shut up!" growled McCarthy.
"There Isn't a phone In order in this
building two floors either way I've
tried 'om and there hasn't been for
twenty minutes. And I can't get a
messengor to answer a call; and that
rlng-tatleb star-spangled ornament of
a janitor won't answer his private bell
I'll get him bounced so high the black-
birds will build nests in bis ear before
he comes down again."
After trying vainly to stop a car on
its way up or down McCarthy stump-
ed down a flight of stairs followed
more leisurely by tho calmly unhur-
ried Darrow. Here the same per-
formance was repeated. A halt dozen
men by now had Joined them. So they
progressed from story to story until
an elevator boy attracted by their
frantic Bhouts stopped to see what
was the matter. Immediately the door
was slid back on Its runners Mc-
Carthy seized tho astonished operator
by the collar.
"Come out of that you scum of the
earth!" ho roared. "Come out of that
and tell mo why you don't stop for
"I ain't seen no signals!" gasped the
Some one punched the button but
the little round annunciator .disk in
the car failed to illuminate.
"I wonder It thore's anything in
order in this miserable hole!" snarled
"The lights la gone out" volunteer-
ed the boy; and Indeed for the first
time the men now crowding the car
noticed that tho lncandescenta were
While McCarthy stormed out to
spread abroad impartial threats
against two public utility concerns for
Interfering with bis business Percy
Darrow his curiosity aroused Inter-
viewed tho Janitor. Under that func-
tionary's guldanco bo examined the
rolnts of entranco for the different
wires' used for lighting and communi-
cation; looked over tho private-bell in-
stallations and ascended again to tho
corridor abstractedly dusting his lin-
gers. Thero ho found a group of the
building's tenants among whom he dis-
tinguished Doctor Knox.
"Same complaint I suppose no
phones no lights no bells" bo re
"Seems to bo" replied Knox "don-
era! condition. Acts as though the
main arteries had been cut outside."
"Inside bells? House phones?" sug-
Tho repair men came in double-
quick tlmo and great confidence. They
went to work in an assured manner
which soon slackened to a slower be-
wilderment. Some onu disappeared a
return with a box of new batteries
Tho neaa repair man connected a
group of these with a small bell in the
executive office. The instrument how-
ever fajlod to respond.
"Try you ammeter" suggested Dar-
row. who had foUowud
Tho filament wbb dark.
The Moving Finger Writes.
The condition of affairs in tho At-
las Building lasted long enough to car-
ry the matter up to the experts In tho
employ of tho companies; that is to
say until about three o'clock the fol-
lowing morning. Then without rea-
son and all at once tho whole build-
ing from top to bottom was a blaze of
The little group of workmen and
experts nodded In a compotent and
satisfied manner and began leisurely
An Astonishing 8lght Met ls Eyes.
to pack their tools as though at the
successful completion of a long and
But every man jack of them knew
perfectly well that tho electrical ap-
paratus of the building was now In ex-
actly tho same condition as it bad
been the evening before. No repair
work had foVlowed a futile investiga-
tion. Ab tho group moved toward the
outer air the head repair man quietly
dropped behind. Surreptitiously be
applied the slender cords of his pockot
ammeter to the zinc and carbon of the
dead batteries concerning whose fresh-
ness he and his assistant bad argued.
The delicate needle leaped forward
quivered like a snake's tongue and
hovered over a number.
"Fifteen" read the repair man; and
then after a moment: ''Hell!"
The dally business therefore open-
ad normally. The elevstor shot from
floor to floor; the telephones rang;
the call-bells buzzed and all was well.
At six o'clock came the scrub-woman;
at half past seven the office boys; at
eight the clerks; a little later some of
the beads; and precisely at nine Mai-
achl McCarthy as was his lnvariablo
As tho bulky form of the political
boss pushed around the leaves of tho
revolving door the elevator starter
glanced at his watch. This was not to
determine it McCarthy was on time
but to see if tho watch was right
McCarthy had recovered bis good
humor. He threw a Joke at the negro
polishing the brass and paused gen
tally to exqhange a word with the ele
"Worked uutll about three o'clock'
the latter answered a question. "Clot
It fixed all right No they didn't say
what was the mattor. Something to
do with the wires I suppose.''
"Most likely" agreed McCarthy.
At that moment an elevator
dropped from abovo and came to rest
liko a swift bird alighting. The doors
parted to let out a young man wearing
the cap of tho United Wireless.
"Good morning Mr. McCarthy" this
young man remarked in passing.
"Aren't going into tho sign-painting
business are you?" H laughed
"What ye glvln' us Mike?" demand-
The young man wheeled to Include
the elevator starter in the Joke.
"Air was full of dope most ot last
night from some merry little Jester
working a toy home-made. He just
kept repeating tho same thing-
something about 'McCarthy at six
o'clock you shall have a sign given
unto you. It works' over and over
all night Some new advertising
dodge I reckon. Didn't know but you
were the McCarthy and were getting-J
these for a more confidential conver-
sation. The secretary Boomed always
very busy; the office boy was often In
the street At noon McCarthy took
lunch at a small round table In tho
cafo below. When ho reappoared at
the elovator shaft the elevator starter
again verified his watch. Malachl Mc-
Carthy had but tho one virtue ot ac-
curacy and that had to do with mat-
ters of time. At five minutes of six
he reached for his hat; at three min-
utes of six bo boarded the elevator.
"Runs all right today Sam" he re-
marked genially to the boy whom he
had halt throttled tbo evening before.
Ho stood for n moment In the en-
tranco ot the building enjoying the
sight ot the crowds hurrying to their
cars tbo clovatod the subway and
the ferries. Tho clang and roar ot
tho city pleased hts senses as a ves-
sel vibrates to Its mastor tone. Mc-
Carthy was feeling largely patornal
as he stopped toward the corner for
to a great extent the destinies qf
these people were In his hands.
"Easy marks!" was his philan
thropic expression ot this sentiment
At tho corner he strvped for a car.
He glancod up at tho clock at the
Metropolitan tower. Tho bronze hand
pointed to the stroke ot six. As he
looked the first note ot the quarter
chimes rang out. The car swung tho
corner and headed down the Btreet
McCarthy stepped forward. The
sweet chimes ceased their fourfold
phrasing and the great bell began
lta spaced and solemn booming.
Onel Two! Threo! Four! Five!
Six I McCarthy counted. At the recol-
lection of a crazy message from tho
Unknown he smiled. He stepped for
ward to hold up his hand at the car.
Somewhat to his surprise the car had
already stopped some twenty feet
McCarthy picked his way to the
"Wonder you wouldn't stop at a
crossing" he growled.
"Juice give out" explained tho mo
McCarthy clambered aboard and sat
down in a comfortably filled car. Up
and down tho perspective of the street
could be seen other cars also stalled.
Ten minutes slipped by; then Mala-
chl McCarthy grow impatient With
a muttered growl he rose elbowed his
way through tbo strap-bangers and
stepped to tbe street A row ot idle
taxlcabs stood in front of the Atlas
Building. Into tho first ot those
bounced McCarthy throwing his ad-
dress to the expectant chauffeur.
The man hopped down from his box
threw on the coll switch and ran to
the front. Ho turned the engine over
the compression but no explosion fol-
lowed. He repeated the effort a dozen
times. Then grasping the starting
handle with a firmer grip he "whirled"
the engine without result
"What's tbe matter? Can't you make
her go?" demanded McCarthy thrust
ing his head from the door
If you hear n buzz when I turn hor
over?" requosted tho chauffeur.
"I don't hear nothing" was tho ver-
dict "I'm sorry but you'll havo to lake
another cab" then said tho man. "Mj
coil's gono back on mo."
McCarthy impatlontly derconded
ontorod tho next taxi in lino and re-
peated tho samo experience. By now
tho otlier chauffeurs noticing tbo
predicament ot their brethren were
anxiously and persplrlngly at work.
Not an engine answered tho call of the
road I A passing truck driver grin-
ning from oar to car drove slowly
down tho lino dealing out tho ancient
Jests rescued for tho occasion from
an oblivion to which the perfection ot
tho nutomobllo had consigned them.
McCarthy added his mlto; ho was
boglnnlng to feol himself the victim
ot a series of nagging Impertinences
which ho resented utter his kind.
"If" said ho "your company would
put out something on the. street be-
sides a bunoh of retired grist-mills
with clock dials hitched on to them
you might bo ablo to give tho publlo
somo sorvlco. I've got lots of tlmo.
Don't hurry through your afternoon
oxerclso on my account Just buy a
lawn-mower and n chntelalne watch
apleco you'd do Just as well."
By now ovory man hnd his battery
box open. McCarthy left them puz-
zllng over tho singular failure of tho
electrical apparatus which Is tho nerv-
ous system of tho modern nutomobllo.
He turned Into Fifth Avonuo. An
astonishing sight met his eyes.
Tho old days had returnod. Tho
contrr of tho long roadway down
which ordinarily a long file of tho pur-
ring monsters ot gasollno creop and
dash shouldering aside tho few han-
soms and Victorias remaining from a
bygone ago now showed but a swing-
ing slashing trot of horsos.
Hansoms hacks broughams; up-
raised whips whirling in signal; the
spat spat ot horsos' boots; all the ob-
solescent vohlclos that ordinarily doze
In hope along tho sands ot tbe side
streots; was a gay sight ot the past
raised again for tho moment to reality
by the same mysterious blight that
had shadowed the Atlaa Building the
McCarthy looked about him for a
hansom. There was none unengaged.
In fact the boss soon deterictnod that
many others llko himself were wait
ing for a chance at the first vacant
one. Reluctantly no maao up nis mina
GOOD TIME TO WEAN LAMBS.
i up nis mina -- - -
to walk. He glancod up at tho tower '" luur ""
ot tho Metropolitan Building; then
stared in astonisnment 'ino nanas ot
the great dial were still perpendicular
tho hour indicated was still six
(TO DB CONTINUED.)
Wisconsin Expert Recommends Young-i
iter Be Taken Away From Mothers
When Four Months Old.
A largo percentage ot the mortality
of lambs and tho poor condition In
which ewes In far too many flocks go
Into tho winter season (s duo to tho
mlstako ot allowing tho lambs to run
with tholr mothers until late in the
fall or until they wean thomselvos Is
the belief of Frank Klelnbelnz shop-
herd of tho flockf) maintained hy tho
Wisconsin Coliogo of Agriculture
Ho recommends that after the lambs
have had Uio benefit ot tholr mother's
milk for from four to tour nnd one-half '
months thoy bo taken away nnd placed
on fresh pasture. This bosldea keeping
down tho most common ot snoop para-
sitos tho stomach worm will givo
the ewes nn opportunity to be In a
strong vigorous condition at breeding
time. This means that a largo per-
centage of lambB ot a more uniform
Blzo will bo born from tho flock tho
following spring. The common prnc-
tlso ot separating tho lambs from tho
awos for two or throe days at weaning
tlmo and then turning them back
oa!s so that tho Iamb may remove
tho milk that has accumulated In lta
absence is condemned becauso ot the
dangor that lambs may scour after
drinking this abnormal milk.
The ewo should be milked out as oft-
en aa nocessary otter weaning time to
prevent tho uddor from caking. This
should be done until the ewe are all
dry and to hasten the drying up they
should be placed on scant pastures tor'
about eight or ten days. In addition
to plenty of green posture the lambs
should be furnished a small quantity
ot grain to prevent any possible check
Woman and Her Hat.
A woman cannot stick a hat on her
haad as you stick a etamp on a letter.
There la an Ingenious machine that
sticks stamps on letters at the rata
ot several thousand an hour. But no-
body haa Invented a machine for stick-
ing hats on the beads of women. A
man can buy a hat In five minutes
but no woman would dream of buying
a hat in lees than an hour. Often a
woman will acquire a splitting head-
ache In the attempt to find one hat
to suit her out of a hundred and not
seldom she carries away the head-
acho without a bat on It Tbe hat
hunt la only a xmall port of the dally
agony ot shopping and yet a man
London Opinion remarks wouM rath-
er cut his throat than engage in a hat
hunt as a dispassionate spectator.
Men prefer to hunt tbo fox or the
stag tho tiger or tbe lion the grlzxly
or the grouse. A tiger hunt Is not
nearly so perilous as a hat hunt
Question of Degree.
On a writ ot error to the supreme
court ot one ot the territories counsel
for plaintiff in error sharply criticized
the rulings of the trial judge. When
the counsel for tho defendant In error
began hts reply the following took
"May it please your honors before I
finish my argument I think I can show
you that the trial Judge was not- as
crazy as counsel on the othor side
would make him out to bo."
Bv a member ot tho court: "Let me
understand you; you admit the fact ot
RAISING CATTLE FOR BEEF
Shorthorn Doe Well en All Lands
Where Pastures Are Good Cows
Prove Excellent Milkers.
Tbe Shorthorn Aberdeen-Angus
Hereford Red Polled and Devoa
breeds of cattle all do well In the
South. The Shorthorn does well oa all
lands where the pastures are good and
feed Is plentiful. The cows usually
prove to be very good milkers giving
milk enough for the calf and to supply
insanity ot the trial Judge but deny
'Will you please listen sir and sea Us degree?" Case and Comment
MERELY A POPULAR BELIEF
Scholars Question Whether the Applo
Was the "Forbidden Fruit" In the
Garden of Eden.
Why and how it has happened that
tho apple has been spoken of aa the
fruit that was forbidden In the Oar-
den ot Eden Is ono of tho great puz-
zles of Biblical scholars. The fact is
that In Genesis 3 where the Incident
of tho eating ot this fruit of the "Tree
ot Knowledge of Good and Evil" Is
mentioned no namo whatever is given
to tho fruit All that Is said Is: "And
when tho woman saw that tbo treo
was good for food and that It wos
pleasant to tho oyos and a tree to bo
desired to make one wise she took ot
tbo fruit thereof nnd did eat and gave
also unto hor husband with her; and
he did eat" (verse 0).
In fact scholars doubt very serious-
ly whether It was tho f.pplo at all.
They suggest that all evidence points
to it having been mo quince iragruacu
teem by the Orientals. Another point
lit favor ot the quince Is that it la the
fruit which was sacred to Venus tho
goddess ot live nnd In a groat many
ot tbe ancient writings the quince Is
very frequently mentioned In this man-
ner. In Babylonia Untax took tbo
place of Venus in tbo Roman mythol-
ogy and It should bo remembered
that tho story ot the creation origina-
ted with tbe Babylonians. All evi-
dence seems to point away from tho
apple having been tbo "Forbidden
Fru!t"vand towards tbo quince aa hav-
ing been tb.J fruit of tho "Tree of
Knowlodgo ot Oood and Evil."
Joviality Out of Place.
"Your mistake was in misunder-
standing your country" said Mr. Plow-
den to a man and woman found dan-
cing In tbe street nnd charged with
disorderly conduct at Marylebone
"This Is not a country where people
can afford to be Jovial. You must cul-
tivate a spirit of melancholy It you
want to bo safo. Go away and bo as
of which was held In tho highest cs- sad as you can." Londoa TUBlts
Excellent Beef Type.
the homo as well. The result of the
good milking qualities ot the .cows Is
usually a good grow thy calf. Tbe
Heretords and Angus are good graxero
and will do well under range condi-
tions as well as on tho small farm.
The Hereford stands ahead of all
broods as a range animal but the
Angus have tho advantage over all
breeds In tbe feod-lot as thoy finish
out very smoothly are high In quality
and kill out a high percentage of mar-
ketable meat. The Devon is slower ot
growth than tbe other breeds but are
great rustlers and fatten on pastures
which aro so thin that somo ot the
beet breeds could hardly subsist The
Red Polled is a dual purpose breed
which ranks next to tho rallklnfc strain
ot Shorthorns in tho production of
milk and beef. They are not aa well
known nor as popular as tbo Short-
horn but have done well wherever
tried in tho South Any ot the breeds
cross well with tho native cattle and
can bo usod advantageously In breed-
ing up the scrub herds.
MAKING PROFIT WITH PIGS
Animals Must Not Be Stunted But
Kept Growing Steadily Give Com
During Fattening Period.
(By1 J. W. MITCHELL.)
We bfagln with our pigs about the-
1Mb of March wean them at eight
weeks old put them In tbe clover field
and' feed also with milk and wheat
The pigs must not be stunted but
roust be kopt growing steadily and
mado fat by giving plenty ot corn dur-
ln tbo last two months.
Meat mado In this way is much bet-
ter and more healthful than when the
pigs aro ralsod In a filthy close pen
and tbo meat can be made at Iosb cost
with so much grass and green food j
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