The Muskogee Cimeter. (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 10, Ed. 1, Thursday, December 15, 1904 Page: 5 of 12
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Wo are born; we laugh; wo weep;
Wo love; wo droop; wo dlo!
Ah! wherefore do wo laugh or weep?
"Why c'o wo llvo or die?
Who kn s that secret deep7
Akin net I!
Why doth tho vlolot spring
Unseen by human eyo?
Why do thrt radiant seasons bring
Sweet thf tfits that quickly fly?
Why do ourfond hearts cling
To things thut dlo?
We tollthrough pain and wrong;
Wo fight and fly;
We love; we lose; and then ero long
Stone dead wo lie
O life! Is all thy song
"Endure and dlo?"
Bryan Waller Procter.
(Copyright 1904 by
"I reckon I've cured you of your
contrariness for good and all" cried
Farmer Haines swinging in at tho
kitchen door standing an old shot gun
behind tho stove and scowling fiercely
as ho took his accustomed seat at
table. His blazing eyes challenged
those of a slender girl engaged in
emptying tho steaming contents of
several pots into a lino of waiting
"Why father what have you done?"
Tho girl's hand wen.t up as if sho felt
a clutch at her pretty throat and her
eyes flashed back a look of defiance
not unmixed with fear. "If you have
killed him finish your mad work and
shoot me too!" sho cried dropping r.
saucepan and rushing for tho door.
Tho old man turned to stop her but
even ns his arm was raised tho door
flow open and a young man minis-
terially garbed and very much out of
breath nervously dabbing at his chub-
by faco with a largo silk hnndkor-
chief entered precipitately and con-
fronted tho young woman.
"Dora Haines!" ho gasped "you look
all vorked up. 'What's tho matter? I
thought I heard"
"Ask father ho knows" faltered
Dora breaking from tho affectlonato
grasp of tho Reverend Giles Faxon
nnd flying down tho pathway leading
to tho road.
"What what's happened?" askod
the parson seating himself and gnz-
"If you have killed him shoot me
lng with impatient curiosity at tho
stalwart Haines as ho proceeded to
transfer hi3 dinner from tho stovo to
the table. "What what's Dora so put
out about? I thought 1 heard"
"You heard nothing" declared tho
farmer pausing to level a warning
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finger at tho preacher "do you under-
stand? You heard nothing!"
"But I certainly"
Haines in ono stride was at tho
other's elbow. His great fist was
'within an inch of tho reverend nose.
"You shut up and let mo talk" ho
hissed. "That Barker fellow has bSen
snooping around hero again contrary
to my ordors. He's after my Dora
and she tho ninny loves him. Hear
that? .Loves him!"
"But Bo-Kcr's a forger I thought
ho had left the country."
"Will you bo quiet? Dora would
have run away with him if 1 hadn't
kept my eyo skinned. I warned him
that tho next tlmo ho camo around
I'd put shot into him and I guess
l'vo kept my word."
"Oh I trust you haven't"
"Never you mind. You've heard
nothing and you want to lot that stick
in your memory or you may como to
harm. If you havo any idea of mar-
rying my daughter mind what I'm
"Was Dora going to him when I
"Go and see for ail I care but re-
member you heard no shooting."
Tho Roverend Giles Faxon in any-
thing but a happy framo of mind lelt
tho house. Several farm hands wero
coming in from tho fields to dinner.
His first Impulso was to inqulro of
them as to Barker and tho shooting
-but ho remembered Haines' warning
and let them pass unquestioned.
"Perhaps ho Is lying wounded down
there by tho creek" ho thought "per-
hapsoh God perhaps Haines killed
him and it is nil my fault. I will
go and see. Dora If sho expected him
may bo there boforo me."
Less than half an hour had elapsed
since Faxon on his way afoot from
his Bchool to dine with Hnlnes and his
daughter had heard high words from
a clump of trees near tho crook by tho
roadside words followed by tbo re-
port of a gun. Ho had distinguished
tho voices but being of a timid na-
ture had hastened his stops toward
tho farm house not pausing to in-
quiro into tho causo or effect of tho
Arriving at a little bridgo that span-
nod the creok Faxon leaving tho road
tremblingly plunged into tho under-
brush calling: "Dora! Dora! Whero
are you Dora?"
There was no answer and tho young
clergyman floundered around for sev-
eral minutes without observing any
sign of a scuffle. Suddenly ho hoard
a volco and guided by tho sound
soon camo upon Dora Haines kneeling
beside tho prostrate form of a man.
Dora appeared not to notice Faxon
who as soon as his eyes tell upon his
rival's faco against tho girl's heart
"How can you. Dora? He Is a felon
ho who forged old man Cotton'3
name the man whoso arrest Is worth
fivo hundred dollars."
Dora turned upon him with scorn
In her beautiful eyes. "Ho is inno
cent!" sho cried. Barker stirred and
tho fanner's daughter again gavo hlir
her attention calling him by endearing
names names tho Reverend Faxon
had never boforo heard irom her
lips. A sigh escaped Dora's lover and
suddenly ho sat up looking longlnglj
Into tho girs eyes and then letting
his gnzo wander to tho surprised
countenance of tho parson. "Dora
knows I'm Innocent ' ho said and
then something liko a smile brighten
ed his hnndsomo features a smllo of
triumph. Faxon mado a movo as il
"Not yet!' cried Barker and there
was strength in his volco. "Stay!"
and Barker's hand was raised. In it
ho held a shining revolver. "Dora's
father told mo boforo this Httlo forg
lng Incident that sho loved you so
when you stooped to forgo another's
namo and further stooped to accuse
mo old Cotton's clerk for lovo ol
her believing that sho really loved
you I let It appear that I loft the
country. But I was not very far away
Ono night I stole to Dorn's window
to say good-by and learned from hot
lips that hor heart was mine llci
father interrupted us and believing
tho llo you spread concerning mo
would havo held mo to claim tho re
ward. Dora pleaded for my liberty
and her father let mo go threatening
to shoot mo should I again bo seen on
his place. To-day I camo to cxposf
you and to take Dora away as m?
wife. I managed to send her ;i
message to meet mo hero but hoi
father saw mo and kept his promise
BIRD LIGHTED STREET LAMP.
'Live? YesI Live to see you wsl
As for you you will soon chango you
ministerial garb for a striped suit."
"You can provo nothing."
"That will como later; just now you
havo work to do tho last task you
will perform as a clorgymnn I think
for somo tlmo mnrry us!"
Tho Roverend Giles Faxon Irom-
blod hesitated and stuttered. Dora
hid hor faco on hor lover's shoulder.
Tho point of Barker's pistol roso a
trifle and Faxon did his duty.
"Will ho llvo?" asked Faxon for
Dora and Barker wero very silent fol-
lowing tho strango coromony and the
clorgyman feared or did ho hope?
that his victim might bo passing be-
yond tho power to accuse him to tho
"Llvo? Yes! Llvo to sco you well
rewarded" cried Barker springing to
"Why why I thought you wore
badly jwounded" declared tho Rov-
erend Giles Fnxon.
"Ho would havo been" said Dora
nestling closo in hor lovor's arms
"had I not thought to put blank cart
ridges in father's gun."
Alaska Gold Production.
Tho gold production of tho entire
Alaskan district for tho present year
is estimated at $20000000.
Simple Solution of Incident That
In a suburban town whero tho
streets nro lighted by gas lamps a
curious thing happened. A gentle-
man noticed that for sevral nights tho
ga3 was not lighted In front of his
-house and reported the matter to tho
gas company. The lump-lighter who
had tho streot In chargo was sure that
ho had lighted It each night. Later
the gentleman noticed that tho lamp
was often lighted through tho day and
decided that somo mischievous boy
was responsible for it. Keeping n
close watch for tho offender ho was
astonished to see tho light "Hash up
when not a soul was near It. Ho
placed a ladder against tho post and
climbed up to Investigate tho matter.
Ho found that the two chains which
lurued the light on and off moved so
easily that the slightest touch was suU
ficlont to send them up or down. But
they could not movo of their own
weight nor by the wind. Still mora
puzzled tho man returned to his
watch at a discreet distanco nnd was
soon rewarded by seeing a wren fly
to tho lamp porch Itself oi tho ring
at tho end of tho chain and givo It
a pull which lighted tho gas. llo
then remembered that a wren had
reared a brood In tho lamp that year.
Newest Style of Lighthouse.
Tho Ram island ledge (Mnliio) light-
house now practically finished will
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Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse
it is claimed bo tho' best In tho world
of Its class. Tho appropriation was
Tho tower is of liown stone and
the oxterior Is nearly as smooth ns
marble. It Is lined with whllo enamol
tiling nnd tho interior is finished in
quartered oak of tho finest quality.
Tho glass Is diamond shaped. Tho
lantern Is of bronze cost $10000 and
tho salt air will havo no effect upon
it. Tho $7000 lens for tho lamp was
mado in Paris.
Tho photograph shows tho tower na
It looked just boforo tho staging was
Sovon men aro at work on tho in-'
Tho light will bo of tho third order
and will bo a flash. Tho lighthouso Is
as firm as tho great rock on which it
stands. It will bo of tho greatest pos-
sible advantngo to nil mastors of ves-
sels entering or leaving Portland.
Wood Cut During Coal Strike.
Tho hist of tho wood that tho city
cut several years ago around Wood-
ward pond and hauled Into Koon'o N.
II. nt the timo of tho coal strlko Is
now being burned at tho fire station
and at city hall.
( t n I H !! II 7 I
Now York Wisconsin Michigan and
Pennsylvania load all states in tho
production o potatoes. Diagram
shows rolallvo production in millions
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