The Canadian Valley News. (Jones City, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 20, Ed. 2 Friday, September 29, 1911 Page: 2 of 4
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With SOME INCIDENTAL
^delation Ii Die woman
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falls exhausted; the
on his own
meat. the woman
and co-operates with
line and finds hlms —■
,nd co-operates with her In her w^rk
■j]y (iBi'ntnoa nwnur »)f a stoamsm
In her work.
company. An autor
the Haldanes to his
r »cri ‘
obile accident brings
anes to hli
announces that .
ttew York and redeem the city from cor
The political declaration of tiv
country home, florin
he will be
Without another word Gormly turn
ed and left her.
He found Miss Stewart and young
at him awestruck at the tragedy In
his grim face.
“Go to her!" he said as he passed
them. "She needs you.”
A foolish young tenderfoot becomes
fascinated with the bold, artful J Haldane still in the hall,
drunken prospector in a western minir.g _ ^ ■
town. They prepare to elope In a blina-
lnjt blizzard but are confronted by jn®
maudlin husband. He Is shot by t
wife, but tho chivalrous boy P«n" «
note to the body taking the c'
Upon himself. In their flight to
• station tho woman s borso
ited; the youth puts her
and follows hanging to tn«
Seeing he Is nn Impedl-
m thrusts her escort Into
a snow drift and rides on H*}?;*™*®"
he stumbles Into tho railroad station just
as the train bears the woman awa\v
Twenty-five years later, this man. Georg
Gormly. Is a multi-millionaire In New
York. He meets Eleanor HaWain®,
beautiful and wealthy settlement workei
prince produced a trem
The whole machl
city’s detective force Is to be used to dig
up something damaging to Gormly. The
. — unanimously favor
candidate, under p
and the campa
to the merchant
resolution Is introduced grat-
uitous renewal of the traction
Oormlv offers ten million dol-
franehlse. Miss Hald
!ng a^ grat
Jars''for the franchise. Miss Haldane con-
gratulates Gormly on what she terms a
new Declaration of Independence, and he
makes an unexpected declaration of lovo.
He Is shocked bv the confirmation of his
suspicions that her father Is the
and backbone of the notorious
company which he Is attempting
throw. Young Haldane disco
father's connection with the Gotham
Traction company, and Is Incensed. In
an Interview between Gormly and Hal-
dane the lntter practically offers his
daughter’s hand as a bribe for Gormly to
withdraw. Gormly refuses. Tn on Inter
- - ~ ‘ |H Haldane learn?
view with Gormly IV
of her father a baser
vainly tries to hide 1
“Stop! You are on oath now. by
your honor as a gentleman, by your
belief in God, by your faith tn woman-
kind, by your love for me! 1 want the
truth. Indeed, It Is almost unneces-
sary for you to speak. Your silence,
everything, confirms me In tha4 belief.
A man who would do what he has
done would not hesitate at that. But
I must know, and 1 must have your
. “And 1 can't tell you."
“Well, I won’t then. I have told
you enough. Anything else you must
get from other people."
"And so you refused me?" said the
girl standing up. “Look at me!” She
atretched her hands out and stood
boldly, magnificently, defiantly before
him. “You refused me! Many men
have wooed me; many men have
Bought me for a wife. I did not love
.you, I don't love you; but I might
have learned. You might have had
me. You say 1 am the dearest desire
of your heart. A little Bilence, a pa-
per torn in two, a momentary forget-
fulness, and I should have been
yours.” She picked the paper up from
the table as she spoke and held It be-
for her. "I could tear it up In a mo-
'ment. Think what you might have
had.” She stepped slowly around the
table and approached him. She came
Tearer to him. He stared at her flxed-
| ly without moving. She was by his
Hide now. She laid her hand upon his
shoulder. "Me,” Bhe said, “for this,
and you refused!"
He nodded It was the hardest tssk
life had ever laid upon him, this dis-
“What are you made of?" she cried.
“I don’t know," gasped the man
hoarsely. "1 was a fool!"
“Will you take me now?" she Inter-
posed swiftly, "and suppress this? If
I say that 1 will marry you tomorrow,
will you keep this a Becret forever?”
“Great God!" whispered the man,
"how you tempt me!"
"Will you do It? Answer!"
“No!" said Gormly faintly at last.
“For two reasons. 1 would not be
worth your respect for a moment If I
did. 1 could never hope for your love
In that case. And I won't have any
woman that I have to buy."
"And we have both tried to bribe
you. my father and 1, and we have
“You did not try to bribe me, El-
eanor. 1 am sure you did not know
what you were doing "
"I did," she said. "1 wanted to test
you. I wanted to try you. I wanted
to sec !f It was true. 1 wanted as-
surance that my father had done this
thing. 1 wanted to measure your man-
hood by my womanhood. Oh!" she
«a!d in a sudden change of mood, "the
light has gone out of life for me!"
“My dear child,” he began tenderly
She shook her head and sat down
once more and once more burled her
fnee In her hands. He ventured to
come near to her. He laid his own
hand on her head and stroked it gent-
ly, murmuring broken words; mean-
ingless. save to her on whose ears
they fell Indistinctly. At last she lifted
her head and looked at him. She
caught his hand In both her own
"You are a great man,” she said, "a
Btrong man, a true man. nud 1 am
only a poor, wretched woman. 1 ki, s
the hand that smites me." Hep
could prevent It she suited the
to the word. "Now," she salt
You Lave done all you can 1
Btand, I believe. Sometimes 1
l— But won't you go now?”
The L»st Council of War.
Summoned by Llffey at Haldane's
urgent request, the governing mem
hers of the ring met that night at their
secret rendezvous. There were pres
ent besides the two mentioned, Van
81yke and McRoriald, Rutherford, Con-
nell, Habberley, Benson representing
the allies, and the mayor. When Hal
dane arrived, be found the others a!
“Well?” asked Llffey as soon as the
other entered the room.
“He's found It out and he's going to
"Found out what and going to do
what?” asked Rutherford.
“Gormly has got onto us, Mr. Ru-
therford," was Llffey's reply. The boss
realized Instantly that Haldane had
fulled to postpone the disclosure.
"He's found out the secret history of
the Gotham Freight Traction com-
pany. He's found out the whole bloom-
in' history; where we git our money,
how we spend It."
“And who was the traitor that be-
trayed you?" asked Benson fiercely.
"I'd like to know that same,” an-
swered Llffey, his fat Jaws clamping
together, hia "pompadour" crest bris-
“1 don't Imagine anybody betrayed
us," said Rutherford. "We've known
all along that the thing was bound
to get out sooner or later. If It had
onuld burn up the plants or close ’em
down some way, which I'd like to
have the Job of doin'. But we ain’t
"This man that's posin' as an angel
of virtue before the people of New
York and talkin’ reform and so on is
an adulterer, a thief, and a self-con-
"What!" roared the men present.
"You're dreaming! You're mad!"
"I am, am I? Well, you Just wait,"
returned the chief, "and you 11 find I m
the sanest man in the whole bunch.
You know the other night when you
was Jammln' through the franchise at
the city hall and Gormly made his
"Well, one of my men—I had a
Punch of plain clothes men scattered
...rough the crowd—with his eyes and
ears open heard a man say, lookin at
Gormly standin' up on that automobile
and givln' the crowd his Infernal rot.
•Well, If that ain't a dead ringer for
a boy named George Fordyce that I
used to know back In Kill Devil Camp
In Wyoming twenty five years ago, I'll
ent my hat!' My man sized up the
speaker at once. He was a big west-
ern man free of speech as he was
with his money. His name's Bill Ham
ilton, and he's a big Montana mine
owner. They call him colonel ouf
there. They struck up a friendship
right away, had a few drinks together,
and my man got enough out of him to
get on the trail of the story we been
lookin' for without Hamilton in the
least suspectin' what he was after. 1
sent a dozen of the smartest men on
the force out to Wyoming to rustle up
old Inhabitants of Kill Devil Camp,
which has long since been blotted off
the map. It seems that this Gormly,
or Fordyce, or whatever his name 1b,
once run away with a miner's wife
first robbin’ him of his pile and shoot-
in' the miner.”
The little group of men listened to
the chief's startling story In a fever
of excitement and surprise, which Con-
nell greatly enjoyed.
“Now, we knew that he never came
to New York with no woman,” he ran
on. "We’ve got his whole history from
the day he landed here, every minute
of It. We reasoned that the woman
must have deserted him, or he her.
Naturally she'd make for one of the
big cities, especially If she had the
money. We believed that she had it;
for he had practically none when he
landed. He went to work as a clerk
“He’s an Adulterer, a Thief, and a Self-Confessed Murdererl”
been later, It wouldn't have made
much difference; but now- Is he
going to publish It?”
"He Is," answered Haldane.
"When?" demanded Van Slyke.
"Tomorrow. It will be in every pa-
per In the city except our own."
"Great God!" exclaimed Connell. “If
we could only stave It otf for Just
three more days. Gimme three days,
“Did you bid for him?" questioned
the chief of police.
"Did you go high enough?" asked
"I went so high," said the man,
"that his refusal covered me with
worse shame than the publication will
“And It wasn't enough?" queried
Rutherford, who had a clearer cotnpre-
\ henston of what the offer might have
i been than the others.
"So it's coming out tomorrow, is
“Well, I don’t know what we can
he ! do,” said Llffey, "but grin and take
go. “Gents, hear me!" burst out Connell.
< r ■'] can't throw no light on this sltua
uk j Hon; I don't see no way of keeping
i this rot out of the papers unless we
In a store at five dollars a week. A
woman like that’d be pretty sure to
turn up on the town somewhere soon-
er or later. We’ve got a detailed his-
tory of everyone of ’em here and else-
where. If she went down to the gut-
ter, she'd be dead. If she went up
to the parlor, she’d be alive still, it
was only necessary to took among
those that are runntn' the thing. We
found one, who’d come from Wyo-
ming. I went to see her myself, and
I've got her confession here." Ho
hauled a paper out or his pocket. “She
didn’t wftnt to tell nothing about it.
She don't come out of It especially
creditable; but we had means to make
htfr. All we got to gtt now Is the
stuff from Wyoming, a witness or two
to Identify Gormly with Fordyce, and
that's the end of him.”
Connell snapped his finger In de-
“lias the woman seen the man?”
asked Benson as soon as he could get
"Does he still-”
“Lord, he don’t know she's on the
"ts she sure he Is the man?"
"She says so."
"Has she never tried to blackmail
"Never. She's glad enough to let
him alone, 1 guess."
'Why Isn't she witness enough
then?" asked the district attorney.
"Well, she's mixed up In It In rather
nasty way. She's afraid she'll suffer
her part of It is made public."
“I can fix that," said Rutherford
coolly enough. "A promise of Immun-
She won't do It,” returned the
chief. "You can drive these women
just so far, and there you stop. Be-
sides, tt ain’t never gotn' to come Into
"What do you mean?" asked Ben-
"I mean," said Connell emphatically,
"that Gormly is goln' to give up the
“Give up the game!" repeated Hal-
That's what I said. It’s goln’ to be
put up to him as to whether he wants
this told or whether he withdraws
from the field."
“You might back your 'put up’ to
him with a warrant for murder, I be-
lieve," said the district attorney. "If
the evidence Is what you say, I'll have
charges preferred against him."
“All right," answered the chief.
'Mr. Rutherford and I will fix that up.
Now, gentlemen, you leave this to me.
I am accustomed to deal with crim-
inals, and I'll fix Gormly. I ought to
have all the reports In my hands the
day after tomorrow."
"Wouldn’t It be well to spring It to-
"Hardly. Besides It’s too late. Not
even Gormly himself could keep the
stuff out of the papers now.
"I guess now, Mr. Haldane," said
Rutherford, as the assembly dissolved
and the two found themselves alone
together, the others being gone, “that
you are rather glad than otherwise
that your bribe did not work."
"Yes, I suppose so. 1 don't know,"
answered Haldane brokenly. “I had
heard some Intimations of this, noth-
ing definitely. Connell has been very
close mouthed. I tried to bluff Gorm-
ly with that. I don’t know what ef-
fect the disclosure Is going to have.
I don’t know how true It Is. It seems
“Connell had better be careful what
he does,” returned Rutherford. "He'd
better be very sure of his facts."
Why did you leave the handling of
the affair to him?"
Well, he’d make a good scapegoat
If anything went wrong," answered
Rutherford with cynical indifference.
Now, as It happened, Colonel Bill
Hamilton was not so guileless as he
looked. After the first exclamation
and the first few confidences over the
drinks which he gave to the plain
clothes man who had so adroitly
sought to get his story on that event-
ful night. Colonel Bill shut up like a
clam. The Interest of the stranger In
the story was suspicious. Colonel Bill
knew a great many things that he had
not, told, and did not intend to tell un-
less it was necessary. Therefore, he
soon got rid of his new friend and
went to his room to think It over.
He was morally certain that Gormly
and the man whom he had known as a
boy as George Fordyce were one and
the same. Fortunately he had always
liked Fordyce, and he was not dis-
posed to do anything that would In-
Of course he had heard, as had ev-
eryone else In the United States, of
the remarkable campaign of George
Gormly for the mayoralty of New
Yofk. He had not had a great amount
of personal interest In the matter,
however. But when he Identified
Gormly with Fordyce, the affair at
once engaged his keenest attention.
Since the day he -had left Kill Devil
Camp, he had never heard one word
of either the man or the woman. He
had supposed, as everyone else had,
that they had perished in the storm,
and although their bodies had never
been recovered there were plenty of
reasons to account for th^t.
What was he to do? Was he to see
Gormly, or Fordyce as ho called him,
and put him on his guard? Or was
he to wait and be governed by cir-
cumstances? This was not an easy
problem to decide; but Colonel Bill
Hamilton finally came to the conclu-
sion that his best game was the wait-
ing one. Besides he liked to play a
lone hand, and he felt every confi-
dence that he could do It.
Meanwhile he determined to fortify
himself with such evidence as he
could secure, and at the proper time,
If the story was ferreted out and an
attempt was made to make use of It,
he would, as he phrased It, "butClnto
the game!" He set the telegraph to
work, therefore, and presently receiv-
ed from his partner in Butte by ex-
press a tin box full of very private
official documents. Thereafter he
amused himself by following the prog-
ress of the campaign and doing some
highly profitable local Investigating on
his own account, the result of which
filled him with Joy and satisfaction.
The demonstration of the alliance
between the Gotham Freight Traction
company and the Sachem society, the
publication of the membership of Hal-
dane and hts friends In the traction
company, the exhibition of Its iniquit-
ous processes, came off according to
schedule. Such a storm of wrath and
indignation rose In the public breast
after the disclosure as had never
been equaled tn any political campaign
In New York.
The stocks of the Gotham Freight
Traction company had fallen off terri-
fically, and every other interest fur-
thered by the syndicate of which Hal
dane was the head had suffered ac-
cordingly. The city was on the verge
of a tremendous panic. Unrest, ex-
citement, uncertainty, were In the air
The people had been nroused as never
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
FAIR UNDER I SHE GOT
FUJJJSWING; fHAT SHE
EXPOSITION AT OKLAHOMA
CITY BEST EVER
INSTRUCTIVE AND AMUSING
Exhibits of Commercial Products,
Manufactures, Industry, Livestock,
Poultry, Etc., Up to Standard
of Past Stato Fairs
Oklahoma City. — The Oklahoma
State Fair is now In full swing at Okla-
homa City. On Tuesday, September
26, the gates swung back for twelve
short days revealing one of the biggest
and best shows ever before prepared in
the southwest for ail the people. Tha
big exposition is not only literally
160 acres of education and amusement,
but It is an epic in agricultural, live-
stock and industrial displays—a sym-
phony of state-wide prosperity despite
the fact that farmers, merchants and
manufacturers have had some rough
roads to travel during the last twelve
months. Good executive management 2963 Arch St., Chicago, 111.
This Woman Had to Insist
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Chicago, 111.—‘‘I suffered from a fe-
male weakness and stomach trouble,
and I went to the
store to get» bottle
of Lydia E. Pink-
Compound, but the
clerk did not want)
to let me have it—
he said it was no
good and wanted me
to try something
else, but knowing
all about it I in-
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___got it, and I am so
glad I did, for it has cured me.
‘‘I know of so many cases where wo-
men have been cured by Lydia E. Pink-
ham’s Vegetable Compound that I can
say to every suffering woman if that
medicine does not help her, there Is
nothing that will.”—Mrs. Janetzki,
of the big show is reflected every-
where and the chances are that the
1911 Fair will go down in history as
While the first week of the big show
has been crowded with events and
while the attendance has been extraor-
dinary from the first day, which was
emphasized by the presence of Gov-
ernor Lee Cruce and distinguished rep-
resentatives in congress, the second
week promises to be even better, if
such a thing is possible. It is a
farmers’ institution just as much as
an agricultural college; It Is a mer-
chants’ fair because it Is a reposi-
tory where finished products are
placed; it is an exposition that be- i
longs to the professions because it
is an arena where Greek meets Greek;
It is everybody's show, because It pro- |
Tides a liberal education and relaxa-
tion from dull cares and troubles, from
which it is profitable for all to oc-
Every day has been a distinct fea-
ture this week and next week Is
crowded with big events. Secretary
I. S. Mahan is a great believer in
muBic and it will be found always
Splendid harness and running races
hare been provided for the second
week of the great racing program,
which calls for $20,000 in purses. Be-
ginning every afternoon at 1 o’clock
and continuing until 5, there will be
no less than two harness events for
purses ranging from $500 to $1,000, and
four running races, including the Ok-
lahoma Derby on Thursday, October
5, for $500. Some of the classiest
horses in the country are here and
the races provide enjoyment for thou-
sands every day.
It would require a world of detail
to go into every feature of the big 1
State Fair. It reminds one very much
of a big circus, with so many things
to see that one hardly knows where 1
to begin. Judging has been In progress
all week and will be devoted largely
to live stock all next week. The fol- |
lowing Is the judging program, begin-
ning Monday: Monday, October 2, 9 ,
a. m., Short Horns and Herefords;
Tuesday, 9 a. m., Herefords, Percher- j
ons, French Draft, Belgians; Wednes-
day, 9 a. m., Aberdeen AnguB, Clydes- j
dale, English Shire, German Coach, '
Cleveland Bays; Thursday, 9 a. m., \
Red Polled, Steer Classes, Hackney
and French Draft, Geldings and Mares,
Jacks, Jennets and Mules, Breeding
Classes Light Horses. The Boys’ and
Girls’ Agricultural School will open
Monday for the entire week and word
comes from Stillwater that practically
every county will be represented. On
Monday night, the annual Horse Show
will open in the Live Stock Pavilion
and continue for five big nights. En-
tries would Indicate one of the best
horse Bhows In the history of Okla-
While practically the entire state Is
represented In the agricultural dis-
plays, fully 30 per cent of the coun-
ties In Oklahoma are represented In a
collective way, showing the world the
truth about Oklahoma. The big exposi-
tion Is chuck full of flne displays and
the cement show Is declared to be the
biggest ever before attempted at any
The amusement features of the big
show have not been overlooked. In
addition to the vaudeville acts given
every afternoon between the races and
which will be seen every night at the
horse show next week, there are some-
thing like thirty other big attractions
under the banner of the Herbert A.
Kline shows. Something like $60,000
Is represented In big permanent
amusements at the fair grounds and
the polo and push ball games are prov-
ing popular with all the people. In
fact, no detail has been overlooked In
making the 1911 State Fair complete
In every respecL
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Too much sun Is as great an evil a*
The Italian Treatment
The Italians resort to a very simple
method when they wish to obliterate
the injurious effects of salt air and
sunshine after a visit to their villas,
the shore of the Adriatic, the Tyrrhen
lan sea or the lakes. The bathe the
face with the white of an egg, well
beaten, let It dry on the skin and
rinse it off tn soft water after fifteen
minutes. The treatment Is repeated
three or four times, and always at
night just before retiring.
Didn’t Break It Around Her.
Ella—Our friend, the pitcher, has a
Stella—I didn’t notice It when he
calted on me last evening.
A Mighty Important Subject to Every-
A Boston lady talks entertainingly
of food and the changes that can be
made In health by some knowledge on
that line. She says:
“An Injury to my spine In early wom-
anhood left me subject to severe sick
headaches which would last three or
four days at a time, and a violent
course of drugging brought on consti-
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“My appetite was always light and
uncertain and many kinds of food dis-
“I began to eat Grape-Nuts food two
or three years ago, because I liked tha
taste of it, and I kept on because I
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going to bed-^and have no trouble tn
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