The Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 38, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 21, 1918 Page: 7 of 8
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THE BEAVER HERALD BEAVER OKLAHOMA
By Randall Parrish
99 The Best Sea
Story of the
War That Has
Copyright A. C McClurg A Co.
" CHAPTER XXVII Continued.
After tho meal I yielded to my own
need of rest certain I should be on
deck all night and returned to the
cabin. I left my stateroom door open
but In ten minutes I was sound asleep.
What awakened me I do not know. I
hnd n confused sense of some heavy
body falling but no other sound. Yet
this Impression wns so strong so In-
sistent that X sat up In the berth and
stared out through tho open door Into
the cabin beyond. 'I neither saw nor
heard anything yet did not withdraw
my eyes when I got to my feet ; then I
knew that the dnrk shnpcless object
tinlf under the table was the motion-
less body of a man. Sly throat seemed
to contract and choke me but I forced
quick breath and stepped forward
through tho door. The dingy cabin
was deserted not another stateroom
door open. Tho table had been cleared
of dishes a decanter of brandy stand-
ing alone on tho swinging shelf. Un
derneath with face concealed In the
crook of one arm lay a man an ugly
gash In tho back of his colored shirt
through which fresh blood wns oozing
nnd dripping to the deck. I sprang for-
ward and turned him over Dubois.
I could hardly ncccpt the evidence of
my own eyes. How had this thing hap-
pened? ITnw did the crippled saIIor
ever get Into tho cabin? Whoso hand
could have struck tho blow? and for
what purposo was It struck? It was
tnurdcr n cowardly slnsh from behind ;
no wound which could bo self-inflicted
but a blow of dellbcrnto purpose. Who
aboard would hnvo reason to seek tho
life of Dubois? I could think of no
one; no causo for such a crime. An
Instant I stnrcd dazed. Into tho dead
upturned face not even knowing where
to turn. In which direction to seek the
murderer. I felt ns though every fac
ulty of both brain nnd body wns
paralyzed by the shock. Yet this wns
tut for an Instant I tried tho doors of
the various 'staterooms ; all opened nt
my touch excepting Bnscom's nnd
proved unoccupied Ills wns locked ns
tisual and I felt It useless to disturb
the man. Leayord was no longer be-
low; he had doubtless awakened and
gone on deck but I discovered Dade
asleep in his old berth down tho pas-
nage shook him awake and compelled
tilra to come back with me. The horror
of his face at sight of tho dead body
only Intensified my own but I had grip
on my nerves by now nnd wns deter-
mined to lenrn the truth.
"Stay here until I find out what is
happening on deck. There Is nothing
to be afraid of you fool; the man Is
dead. Yes yon can stand over there
tint don't leave until I come back and
Veep your eyes open."
As I emerged from tho companion
leaving tho dingy dpath-shadowed
cabin behind the open deck was such
n scene of quiet as to appear like an-
other world. Vera was still resting In
tier chnlr not twenty feet nwny. Sho
glanced up smiling a welcome as I
crossed the deck but tho expression
of her face Instantly changed as our
"What Is It Mr. Hollls? Are wo
gain In danger?"
"There has been trouble below. Let
rme question you before I explain. You
have been hero for the last hour?"
"Yes ; longer even than that."
"Who have you seen enter the com-
panion?" "I slept at first but have been awake
(or somo time. Dade came out on deck
few moments nnd then went back
again; that must have been an hour
ngo. There was no one else until Mr.
Lenyord was called to take his watch."
"Who called him?"
"Olson ; bo wns not below more than
"And Leayord responded Immedi-
ately?" "Yes so quickly I remember think-
ing he could not have removed his
clothes to Ho down."
"And when wns tills?"
"A half hour ago; he stopped nnd
spoke with mo before taking chnrge of
"No ono has entered tho cabin
She shook her head.
"No one I nm sure; Mr. Olson did
not go below ; he Is forward there now.
Please tell me what has happened?
"Dubois has been killed" I explained
briefly. "I found his body on tho
cabin deck. Tho deed was Just done;
his fall nwoko mo from sleep but bo-
fore I could leave tho stateroom tho
murderer had disappeared."
"lie he was murdered! You are
"Thoro was n knlfo wound In tho
back piercing the heart The man died
without a sound."
She rose to her feet her fnco white
her body trembling so that I put out
my hands to her support nnd Instantly
her fingers clasped mine. '
"Only Dudo sound asleep In the
stewnrd's stateroom. I nwoko him
und left him on wntch below."
"There was no ono hiding In nny of
tho staterooms? You tried the doors?"
"They were all empty. Mr. Bas-
com's door was tho only ono locked."
"You you mndo him open?"
"No; why disturb him?"
She drew a quick brcnth her eyes
on my face.
"You you have not seen Philip Bas-
"No not since wo had supper to-
gether." "You saw nothing strange then In his
actions or words?"
"Why nothing that I remarked. Ho
seemed about as usual; more haggard
and nervous possibly but he spoko
cheerfully enough. What can you
"Oh I do not really know ; perhaps I
ought not to say such a thing. I meant
to have spoken to you about It before
but so much happened I forgot I I
suspect Philip Bascom Is Insane."
"Insane 1 Good heavens I why do you
"He has talked to mo so strangely.
He ho frightened me and I wns hurd-
ly able to quiet htm."
"And you suspect he killed Dubois?"
"Who else could it hnvo been?"
There was no answer possible. Every
other man on board was already ac-
counted for. Tho truth was borne In
upon mo Irresistibly. I called Leayord.
The mate thrust his head over the
"Do you know if Masters Is in tho
"I think he Is sir."
"Then call down and havo him
send White on deck Immediately; and
pass the word forward to have Mr. 01-
Eon come here."
"Aye aye sir; Is thero anything
"I will explain presently; Just now I
wnnt you to remain In charge of tho
Olson arrived first and I barely had
time to tell him briefly what had oc-
curred when White emerged through
tho deck opening nnd reported his
eyes blinking in the bright light and
his face grimy with coal.
"You wanted me sir?" he asked
with no bluster In the gruff voice.
"Aye White; you possess the
strength nnd nerve for this sort of Job.
Miss Carrlngton hero suspects that
tho .owner of this ship has lost his
mind. I Just found Dubois lying on
tho cnbln deck murdered "
"Yes; ho had been stabbed In tho
"And you bellevo the owner did It?"
"There Is no one else on board who
could no Is locked In his stateroom
nnd we've got to get him out Come
on now both of you." (
I led the way down the stairs In no
pleasant framo of mind. An Insane
man running free aboard animated by
a deslro to kill added to my other re-
sponsibilities increased our dangers
manifold. The cabin seemed so dark
A Msnlao on Board.
The horror with which she looked
Into my face held me speechless. Could
It be possible that she suspected knew
the perpetrator of this crime that she
ought to shield him?
"Yon searched the cabin) You found
I Almost Fell Forward Into the Room.
after tho brightness of the deck above.
that I grasped tho stair rail and ad-
vanced almost blindly. I bad reached
tho center of the cabin before ray eyes
discerned that thero wero two bodies
outstretched on tho deck Instead of
one. I Involuntarily shrank back grip-
ping tho slcevo of White's shirt nnd
"Look here I there are two bodies;
he ho has gotten Dado also."
Tho sailor sprang past me and
dropped to his knees.
"Aye it's Dade and the poor cuss
is dono for sir It's another knife
thrust In tho back."
"And no longer any doubt who did
it" echoed Olson "for there's not an-
other man aboard been aft"
"Right you are" 1 said gripping my-
self ready to act "And we must get
him at once. Come on both of you;
If there's a fight It may take the three
of us. Be has a knife and there was
a gun in his drawer."
The door of Bascom'a stateroom was
closed and I grasped the knub with no
thought It would yield to my Angers.
But it did nnd I almost fell forward
Into tho room catching myself and
staring about The last glcnm of the
sun streamed in through the stern
ports nnd every object within was
cleurly revealed at n glance. The man
was not there. I drew back the cur-
tains concealing the bath but the Rpace
was empty; only one of the round
ports was partially open the aperture
far too small to admit the passage of a
body. The bed had not been slept In
nnd wns neatly mndo; one drawer of
tho desk stood open nnd papers were
scattered on the rug beneath; a chair
was overturned on the deck ; a chest In
ono corner had been rummaged Its
contents flung aside. My eyes fell on
White his mouth open his face gro-
tesque In Its coating of coal dust
"Hanged If ho ain't got awny sir"
ho blurted out "but ho never went
ovcrbonrd through that port a cat
couldn't ha' done It"
"No he's aboard all right" I coin-
cided. "But where? nnd for whnt pur-
pose? There Is no knowing what a
man In his state of mind may do. Good
heavens 1 he could wreck the ship. Get
a light White take the cabin lantern.
Olson and I will havo to look behind
these doors llrst nna tnen well ex-
ploro between decks."
We found nothing not tho slightest
trace of the fugitive. Beyond doubt he
had gone forward either seeking to
escape or with the thought that ho
could attain the deck through somo
opening amidships. I was cool enough
by now to rcullze the peril wo faced
between decks searching for Uie mad-
man whom wo might encounter at any
"Hun on deck White" I ordered
"and pick up n couple of marling
spikes. I have n revolver. Tell Mr.
Leayord tho situation and have htm
keep his eyes open. Better have him
warn McCann nnd Miss Carrlngton
hnd best remain near the wheel until
we get our hands on this fellow. Hurry
Olson and I remained motionless
our eyes on the black opening leading
forward the dim rays of tho lantern
falling on the ghastly faces of the two
dead men outstretched on the deck. It
was n grewsome spot and my heart
was beating Ilko a triphammer. I made
sure my revolver was loaded dropping
tho weapon Into a Jacket pocket White
rejoined us grasping tho spikes ono
of which ho passed over to Olson who
tested thn weight In his hand.
"Quiet m a Juno mornln' up there
sir" ho announced squinting about
"Thero ain't nobody seen nuthln' of no
maniac. I reckon yer better let Olson
carry the lantern so you and I can be
sorter free to grip the chap ; wo'ro big-
ger than tho mate."
"Prom what I've seen of Olson he'll
do his share of tho fighting" I an-
swered knowing tho Swede to be hot-
tempered and touchy about his size.
"However one will have to carry It"
"It's all right sir" said Olson quiet-
ly "I'll hold the glim but If that big
duffer doesn't stand up to the Job I'll
bust glass an' all over his head."
We certainly mado a thorough search
of It I doubt if a Vray rat got by Us
without being seen but from tho after-
cabin to the englneroom ladder we
found no trace of Bascom; no Indica-
tion even that ho had ever passed that
way. Tho effort to locate Bascom's
hiding place was absolutely vain hij
cunning of tho madman overcame our
diligence nnd wit; he had disappeared
as though swallowed by the sea leav-
ing not so much ns a cluo behind.
Bc-yond tho hole leading to tho en-
glneroom below our advances wero
blocked by a steel bulkhead water-
tight pierced by a single door to bo
sure but this was closed and locked
securely. "Is there any communica-
tion between the forecnstlo and tho
hold White?" I asked staring helpless-
ly at tho steel barrier.
"No sir; tho fo'castlo Is all abovo
"How was this door manipulated? Do
either of you know?"
"Well I hnd chargo o' loadln' the
nfter-hold sir" and Olson scratched
his head trying to remember. "That
door never was opened but once when
Captain Uadlcy tested it before we left
Baltimore or maybo after we got out
In the Chesapeake. I think it wus
opened an' shut frum tho bridge Mr.
"That Is the usual arrangement but
thero Is n slot hero for a key ; still the
door Is steel and It looks too heavy for
nny ono man to operate."
I leaned over nnd looked down into
tho lighted cnglneroom nt the bottom
of the shaft All I could seo was a
great wheel steadily turning.
Tho engineer stepped Into view nnd
peered up Into tho darkness ho ap-
peared burly nnd shapeless.
"That you captnjn?"
"Yes. Bnscom the owner has cone
crazy and has hidden himself some-
where on board."
"Well I'll be swamped I Can't you
"Not yet ; we've searched every place
aft He hacn't visited you?"
"Not to my knowledge. Tony is back
In th Arernom ril aak him.''
The three of us clung to tho ladder
gazing duwn tho light from the lantern
revealing our faces. Mnstcrs was not
gone n moment but his volco had
"Tony's killed sir" ho cnlled up ex-
citedly. "He's lying on tho coal In
number one bunker cut In tho back
.with a knife."
The words were not out of his
mouth before we wero scrambling
down. But our haste gained us noth-
ing. The only trail Bascom hnd left
wus the dead Italian stretched out In
the half emptied coal bunker his lips
closed forever. It was n knlfo thrust
which had killed him Just such n
thrust as had done for his two mates
In the cabin above: but the madman
hnd disappeared. However here was
proof positive that 'the fellow was still
on board; still hiding between dtfekx.
He had not reached the open or flung
himself Into the sea. Masters could
tell ns nothing; ho hail heard no
sound seen no shadow. He hnd befn
oiling the machinery nnd a man could
have slipped down the ladder unob-
served and escaped again In tho n--m
way. There was no other entrance ti-
the englneroom; the forward bulkhem!
was solid; there were two ventilator
shafts but neither wns large enough
for the passage of a mnn's body nnd
the coal chute wns kept closed nnd
locked at sea. Nevertheless I had these
exnmlned determined to take no
chances and our lantern penetrnted
every Inch of the englneroom nnd coal
bunkers. At the end utterly baffled
White gave vent to nn oath.
"It beats me sir" h confessed
hoarsely "unless It's n epook we're
"I wish It was; the trouble Is It Is
a man nnd a mighty dangerous one.
Well he's not down here and ho must
have gone back by way of the ladder.
Tho fellow has either found some
menus of getting Into the hold or clso
he's managed to slip on deck and per
haps Is hidden In the forecastle no
ono messes there now?"
"Then let's have a look up above;
come on men."
"Yer ain't goln' ter leave me down
hero all alone are yer captain?" ques-
tioned Masters anxiously "with Tony
lying' dead In fnere an' a murderer
"He'll not bo down here again but I
suppose you must have a fireman
White you better stay."
'."Taln't no Job I ilko sir; I shov-
eled coal hero already for eight hours."
"I'll tncklo It sir" Interrupted Ol-
son quietly. "Thnt big boob would
throw a fit down hero every time he
saw a shadow. After you get thoso
hatches off send htm In on top o' the
cargo. Thcrejd bo no danger o' his
gcttln' hurt if Bascom was a hldln'
"Yer a dirty liar I I ain't no more
afraid than you are I"
"Then why don't you stay here?"
"I'm plumb tired out shovellnT
"That will do men" I broke In
sternly. "There will be work enough
nnd maybe fighting enough for both of
you. As long as you have volunteered
Olson you may take a turn down here
and Whlto will go with me. Keep a
shurp eye out you men below."
The two of us clambered up the iron
ladder the sailor with tho lantern In
his hand the marling splko thrust Into
his belt I tested tho bulkhead door
again as wo came to It but It seemed
as solid as the steel wall Itself and
thoroughly satisfied that It had not
been opened since tho ship sailed wo
mounted to the open deck.
"That yon captain? Have yon (at
"No; he has managed to escape anfl
get forward but not without leaving
another victim behind. Tony llapollo
Is dead In tho stokehole." '
"Tho bloody villain! How did he
ever get out of thero?"
"Which Is moro than I can figure
out; stolo on deck probably and then
slipped along In tho rail shadow.
Where Is McCnnn?"
"Just gono forward to fix tho ridln'
"All right; sing out to him to keep
his eyes on tho deck. Thero doesn't
seem to bo a great deal of wind or
sen Mr Leayord; do you Imaglno Mtss
Carrlngton could hold tho wheel for
half an hour?"
"I don't seo no renson why she
shouldn't sir; I'vo seen her do It In
"Then ask her please; I'm likely to
need both of you If wo round up that
fellow. He's crazy and armed nnd sur
to light hard. I'lck up any wenpou yot
can find nnd come down here."
They wero beside me almost Instnnt
ly eagerly questioning ns to what had
occurred below their faces expresslv
of tho deep horror both felt at the situ
atlon In which wo found ourselves. Un-
der other conditions I know I should
have felt sincere sympathy for the sud
denly stricken Bascom. Ills former
friendship with Vera whnt I knew of
his misfortunes the very conception
of the mnn's character which I had
formed myself during our brief ac-
quaintance on board nil tended tc
make tur man nn object of pity. Th
murder.- ' had committed were bul
(Conductcl by tho National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.)
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The Work of a Fiend.
In splto of whnt I knew ; of tho hor-
ror nnd tragedy I had Just left behind ;
the unspeakable terror of feeling thnt
somewhere aboard hidden In somo
black corner lurked nn Irresponsible
being with murder In his crnzed brain;
a being devoid of all Impulse save the
frenzy of hnte tho desire for destruc-
tion yet the sight of thnt cool silent
deck already darkened by tho gath-
ering shadows of night Instantly
cnlmcd me nnd brought back my pow-
ers of reasoning. Tho man was not
nft; then he must bo forward. It was
Impossible to hide long on shipboard In
the face of an Intelligent search. Of
one thing I was decided If tho fellow
had Indeed succeeded In slipping for-
ward unobserved ho was never to bo
permitted to return nft again unseen.
I would first of nil seo to It thnt tho
decks were guarded and then 'tho rest
of us would hunt him In his hole.
"White you remain hero In front of
tho cnbln nnd keep your eyes open.
Don't let n shadow get past you nft;
"Give mo tho lantern. Thero is no
knowing whnt that fellow may do; ho
might fire the ship or wreck Uie en-
gines unless wo get him In time."
"You think he's forward sir?"
"Where else can he be? I'll put an-
other man nt the mainmast and then
run him down."
Leayord attracted by the gleam of
the lantern leaned out over the poop
I Stopped at the Foot of the 8teptu
the result of a diseased brain tho sud
den snapping of responsibility. I
could not hate he man or seek him
evil but I could dread him. That was
tho whole of it dread I Here was a
mnn crazed murderously Insnne who
hnd safely tasted blood whose Insan-
ity had been caused by fear and brood
ing over a great wrong. In his dlsoi
dcrcd brain a mad desperate deslro for
evenge hnd overshadowed all else. To
obtain this no deed was Impossible no
crime too hideous. And this creature
wns hidden somewhero between decki
and unless discovered and mudo cap-
tive held In his hands tho fate of every
soul on board. Tho thought of what he
might do during tho black darkness of
the night terrorized me. At nny coat
we must have him within our control ;
wo dare not even wait to hopo that the
man might reveal himself we must
go after him crawling In the dark
feeling within crevice nnd cavity until
we uncovered his hiding place.
I explained this quickly to the two
men hiding none of my own fear but
making them comprehend the des
perate need of thorough and ceaseless
search. The look on their faces evi-
denced that my words had gone home.
"He's forward sir; that's clear
enough" Insisted Leayord. "We'll nab
tho fellow In the fo'castle yonder nc-
cordln' to my notion. What do yer say
"That's how I lay It out" coincided
tho big sailor clinching and uncltnch-
Ing his hands. "Ho suro ain't aft ; tbar
ain't no way I know how ho could gtt
Into the hold with the hatches down;
so thnr ain't nothln' left except the
fo'castle an' the forepcak. We'll find
tho cuss thar all right sir."
Their confidence had its effect n
"Good; White and McCnnn will
guard every Inch of tho deck whllo we
take the forecastlo first Bring the lan-
Tho door was two-thirds shut nnd
wo slid It wldo open to gain entrance!
feeling our way cautiously down the
steps. Tho place had never been a
sen-parlor but now deserted by the
crew It presented as dismal a scene in
the dim light of the Inntcrn ns ever I
pui my foot Into. Tho air was foul
with bilge-water whllo rotting gar
ments hung to tho beams abovo of
wero strewn nlong tho deck. Tho shnfr
ows wero grotesque and hideous an!
much of tho space was cluttered up by
discarded sea boots battered chests
and miscellaneous riffraff which the
men had left behind In their flight 1
stopped nt the foot of tho steps but
Lenyord and Bed advanced to tho tier
of bunks tho fornler lifting the lan-
tern whllo tho latter took survey with-
in ench. Wo found no trace of Ba
com but at that I was glad enough ta
bo back again on the open deck breath
ing In the fresh night air. It was Uk
(TO DH CONTINUED.)
As a general thing the hand thai
rocks the cradle Is a stranger to the
foot that kicks the clutch st DalW
THE PATH OF PATRIOTISM
It Is the Path of Prohibition (Excerpts
From Address of M' Anna Gordon
President National W. C. T. U. Be-
fore the Forty-fourth Annuel Con-
vention of That Oronlxatlon Held
In Washington D. C December 2-7
Wo praise God for the prohibition
Victories rising Phoenlxllko from wnr's
awful gloom and overwhelming anxi-
ety. Listen to tho pntrlotlc prohibi-
tion roll of 1017:
Prohibition for tho District of Co-
lumbia; prohibition for Indiana; prohi-
bition for Utah; prohibition for New
Hampshire; prohibition for New Mex-
ico; prohibition for Alaska; prohibition
for Porto Blco.
A doende? ngo four whlto prohibition
stntcs gleamed on our map of tho Unit
ed Stnfes ; today thero aro 7 nnu tno
District of Columbln Alaska nnd l'orto
lllco. At tho 1018 general el'Jtlon wo
expect Minnesota Missouri Florida
Wyoming Kentucky California Texas
nnd Novadn to bring us within ono of
tho 30 whoso legislatures should bo
snfely counted upon to ratify the pro-
hibition amendment to tho national
Tho stock nrguments of tho liquor
Irndo havo no valuo today. Great
cities havo udopted prohibition wlth.no
disturbance to banks groceries real
estate or hotels except on tho right
sldo of tho ledger. Unprecedented
prosperity has silenced tho liquor
men's prophecy of "miles of empty
stores nnd decreased bank deposits."
Increased population and additional
throngs of summer tourists hnvo for-
ever quieted tho liquor men's groan
that "summer travelers nud prospec-
tive home seekers avoid prohibition
centers." Even tho circus performers
prefer dry to liquor localities on tho
plain proposition of larger profits. The
nation today needs tho able-bodied
men who mnko nnd sell liquor. Use-
ful nnd constructive Jobs nro awaiting
those who by tho coming of prohibition
would bo "thrown out of employment"
Hundreds of avenues of urgent work
beckon tho seller of distilled liquors
nnd tho men engaged In tho brewing
and vinous trades.
To tho liquor dealers the defeat of
suffrage always means e) victory for
their Interests. Tho trade expends
thousnnds of dollars each year In pro-
moting publicity against votes for
women. "Womnn suffrago In New
York state" predicted ono widely dis-
tributed circular of tho liquor trnde
"would kilt tho malted Industry of tho
United States." Woman suffrago In
the Empire state has arrived I Tho
malted Industry must go 1
Tho pnthway of prohibition for many
years has run parallel with tho path-
way of woman suffrage. Today brave
women who hnvo blazed tho way for
suffrbgo or prohibition aro Jubilant as
together they press forward on tho
broad highway of Christian citizenship
and exalted patriotism.
Total Kbstlncnco and prohibition can
both bo recommended to the American
people as articles not "mado in Ger-
many." It Is Irue thnt In tho years
agone the kaiser desiring to maintain
autocracy and conquer the world ad-
vised his naval cadets to ubstcln from
alcohol. But tho chapter ol horrors
familiar to readers of war news proves
that German ofllccrs nud men demor-
alized by drink havo committed un-
pcakablo crimes against womanhood
nd childhood tho blnckcst page in
tho world's history of Inhumanity. Tho
kaiser ought to hnvo long und serious
thoughts concerning his prophecy thaf
"tho nation which tnVes the smallest
quantity of alcohol will win the battles
of tho future." Autocrfccy nnd alcohol
will both bo overthrown. Democracy
and sobriety will win.
The liquor men are establishing n
new battle line of defense In tho "beer
and wine to bo substituted for brandy
und whisky." Let us keep the issuo
clear. "Camouflage" is well understood
by tho W. C. T. U. For years tho
liquor men obscured tho issuo and
deceived tho very elect. Today how
ever tho American peoplo hao no Illu-
sions nbout alcohol. The light of sci-
entific truth Is shining. Alcohol Is n
poison beer is nu alcoholic drink. Its
manufacturo destroys vnluablo grain.
Patriotism tho safeguarding of this
and other nations demands prohibi-
tion of tho manufacturo and salo of
Tho mnn who indulges in whisky
has n "ryo" face und all his actions
During tho war prohibition ngltatlon
1n congress working men of the coun-
try wero grossly misrepresented by
tho nntlprohlbltlon petition signed by
2000000 men presented to President
Wilson. In many prohibition states
federations of labor declare they never
wish to return to tho saloon system.
An analysis of tho signatures to the
petition would doubtless show the
names of brewers distillers saloon
men nnd their down-and-out victims
largely In evidence. Such men do not
properly represent the labor interests
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The Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 38, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 21, 1918, newspaper, February 21, 1918; Beaver, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc69193/m1/7/: accessed April 18, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.