Cimarron Valley Clipper (Coyle, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 5, 1912 Page: 2 of 4
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Cimarron Vaiiey Clipper
' C. F. WANDELL, Publisher.
OKLAHOMA NEWS NOTES
Collinsville soon experts to become
a city of the first class.
Texhoma is considering a municipal
light and power plant.
The farmers of Garfield county are
shooting hunters’ dogs.
Shawnee has\oted $50,000 worth of
bonds for park purposes.
Many more Texans are coming into
Beckham county, Oklahoma.
Free city delivery of mail has been
placed in operation at Altus.
Beaver, count seat of Beaver county,
reports 45 births during October.
Contracts have been let for the
erection of a new theater in Bristow.
A three-year old child was crushed
to death at Altus by a bale of*cotton.
The Hugo street sweeper has ar-
ri\cd and has been put into couimls*
Tulsa is raising a fund to make a
fight for the 1913 - Dry Farming Con-
Good crops of would-be postmasters
are reported from all sections of the
Wednesday, December 4, was set
aside as general clean-up day in
Properly owners along Main struct,
Durant, have voted to pave that thor-
Tho Washington County Farmers’
Institute will be held in Bartlesville
Business men of Yale, Payne county,
voluntarily have taken slot machines
off their counters.
Jackson county's cotton . report
shows approximately 25.000 bales of
cotton this season.
Students in the University of Okla-
homa from Kiowa county have formed
a Kiowa County club.
Work on a new glass factory at Ok-
mulgee Is well under way and will be
completed February 1.
Baptists have organized *a Sunday
school in Blanchard, using the city
hall for a meeting place.
A Hartshorne cane raiser secured
442 gallons of sorghum from two and
one-half acre^1 of ground.
Woodward Masons propose to build
n fine hall costing over $5,000, part of
which is already raised.
A new cotton oil mill at Pauls Val-
ley claims to have more orders for
Its product than it can fill.
According to the county board of
health, there were only twelve deaths
111 Comunche county during October.
A lone man held up an automobile
party between Sapulpa and Tulsa, se
curing a valuable diamond besides
The largest coyote killed In Kay
county In years was shot by a farmor
south of Blackwell as it was making
off with a chicken In Its nfouth.
More than one hundred and fifty
criminal cases are set for trial in the
Creek county court at Sapulpa at the
session beginning December 6.
The dry season is* driving deer
hunters from the Kiamichi mountains.
Scores who went in quest of big game
have returned home empty handed.
11. O. Jeffries, editor of the Novfta
Advertiser, was given a reception
when he returned home "from Clare-
more after being acquitted of the mur-
der of Mrs. Irene Goheen, his adver-
A Washington county veterinary
surgeon got into wrong pasture, per-
formed on wrong horse and waa sued
for $150 damages. ^
Every school in Love county was
represented ut the County Teachers'
Association meeting at Marietta. •
New motor cars on the Missouri.
Oklahoma & Gulf made their trial
trips between Wapanucka ainj^Uuiant.
The next election in Pottawatomie
county will be whether or not to move
the court*house from Tecumseh to
A Garvin county furmer claims to
have gathered 620 pounds of pecans
from ony tree. The nuts were sold
at 10 cents per pound.
Elk City high school has been rated
at 21 credits by the high Bchool in-
spector. Only 15 units ure required to
become an accredited school.
Carter county farmers are trying to
save the late cotton crop by plowing
up the stalks and turning them top
down, it being expected that the bolls
which were froBted will dry and open
Rush Springs has organized a com-
mercial club and is making a cam-
paign for a big membership.
With 7,252 bales of cotton ginned at
Frederick during the season, the cot-
ton crop of illlmun county is reported
to be practically all picked.
There vas^Buch a heavy socialist
vote in Gurvln county at the last elec-
tion that tho socialist party becomes
enttlod to representation on the coun-
ty election hoard of that count', re-
placing the republican member.
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wnomvmmucanMY Illustr Hanes
Harding Kent calls on I,oulfle Parrish to
propose marriage and finds the house In
great exritefiient over the attempted sui-
cide of her Hlnter Katharine. Kent starts
an Investigation and finds that Hugh
Crandall, suitor for l^athurine, who h;«d
been forbidden the house by General Far
fish, *hftd talked with Katharine over the
telephone Just before she shot herself •
Th® name meant nothing to me and
I turned to Louise for explanation.
Though there were many callers at the
FarrlBh home. I never had met a Mr.
Crandall, nor had 1 even beard the
"It must have been Hugh Crandall."
said Louise. “I was afraid that It was
Her remark puzzled me The only
Hugh Crandall 1 knew anything about
was a prosperous young broker,whom
I never hod met personally, though I
j had seen his name occasionally in con-
nect lAn with exchange and club affairs.
"Do you mean Hugh Crandall, the
| broker?” I asked.
Louise nodded, and leaning against
j my shoulder, told me of a chapter of
the family history with which 1 was
j wholly unfamiliar. This man, It
j seemed, had met her sister two years
1 before on a steamer on which they
were returning from I^urope After
that he had been a frequent visitor at
the Farrlsh home. Katharine # as very
fond of him, and he had been in high
favor both with the general and Lou-
ise. Though no formal announcement
of an engagement had been made,
Crandall was looked on by every one
as Miss Fairish's most favored suitor.
About tht^ee months ago, just prior to
the time when I first met Louise, his
visits to the „ house had suddenly
"I’m sure,” Ixuilse explained, "that
Katharine cared for him very much,
ghe and father had a bitter quarrel
about him. though why, 1 never could
understand, for father had always
seemed to like him. There was some-
thing strange about the way his visits
ended. Father came, home one day at
noon looking worried. He called Kath-
arine Into the library and shut the
door. I could hear Katharine pleading
with him and once or twice I heard
both their voices raised as If In anger.
When my Bister came out her eyes
were red as if she had been weeping
She went at once to her room and did
not come down to dinner. When Mr.
Crandall called that night she came
down to see him, but he stayed only
abefut ten minutes. He demanded an
Interview with father, and father re-
fused to see him. He left the house In
heat an., never has been here since.
• For several .days Katharine seemed
much depressed but she volunteered
no confidences and 1 hesitated to a®k
her any questions, sfe seemed after
a while wholly to have recovered her
spirits, and I was convinced that she
had made up her mind to let Mr. Cran-
dall go out of her life.”
"V/hat effect did this have on the re-
lations between your father and sis-
ter?" I asked, seeking in vain for a mo-
tive that would have caused Katharine
to attempt her life. *
••None whatever that 1 could see
Through It all, Ftuept for that one aft-
ernoon, Katharine s attltuif#toward fa-
ther has been most lmable, If any-
thing it seemed to me that she was
tenderer toward him afterward than
"Do you suppose she has been meet-
ing Crandall surreptitiously?"
Louise quickly and Indignantly drew
herse\f away from me.
"You don’t know Katharine as I do."
•he said reprovingly, “or you never
would have said that. She Is the soul
,of honor. If she was going to see Hush
•he would have done so openly *'
“But he telephoned her today." I per-
"That's so," admitted Ixiulse. "And
I think he must have done so day be-
fore yesterday, too. Some one called
her. and she went outs lust as sho did
today. Generally we tell each other
where we are going, and 1 thought It
peculiar at the time that she said uoth-^ alert
lng to me.* •
In deep perplexity we both sat, si-
lently pondering the mystery of Katha-
rine's action. What could have made
her do It? Was It, I wondered, beenuse
her father had learned something dis-
creditable about her suitor and had
forbidden him the house? Had Cran-
dall been trying to persuade uer to
continue to see him despite her fa-
ther's wishes? Was the conflict In her
heart between love and duty too much
for her? Louise turned to me and laid
her hand gently on my arm.
“Harding," she said, “there is some
deep mystery behind all this that has
been creeping like a black shadow
•cross the liven of both Katharine and
my father. In some way Hugh Cran-
dall Is concerned In It. I know It. I
soul out of him I have' seen Kath-
arine's life, loo, blighted by Its con-
slant .jresenee Whether Katharine
lives or whether she dies, I must find
out what it is. I must, before It kills
my father, too. You'll help me. won’t
There have been strange wjoolngs
and strange betrothals in love’s hls’-
tory, but never before has any man
htttn brought to a fuller realization of
the depth of a woman's affection for
him or her confidence and truBt In him
than 1 was at this moment when Lou-
ise put this question to me My arms
went about her and my lips met hers
in one long kiss that was a pledge—a
pledge that henceforth my life, my
heart, my mind, my powers, my every-
thing were hers. All my abilities would
lie devoted to clearing this mystery
that was stealing the joy from her
years, when’they should he the pleas-
antest. But this was no time “or love
dalliance. The mystery must be
solved. Suicides generally left letters.
Hand In hand, Louise and I went
Into Katharine's apartments, where
tile room's disorder still told of the-
tragedy so recently enacted there. In
one corner stood a little open desk.
Its contents bore evidence of a recent
careful sorting that hinted very plain-
ly fit premeditation, hut there was no
note or letter there. I looked next on
tile mantelpiece, hoping to find among
photographs and 'cotillion favors
(hat littered it some clue which might
solvj the mystery, but there was noth-
ing there, either.
My eye fell to the grate below,
where a fire burned cheerily. Here
again was evidence of premeditation
in the ashes of burned letters and the
charred corner of a photograph. A
blackened bit of paper that had fallen
through the grate before It burned
caught my glance and I stooped to
pick It up. It was just a scrap of yel-
low, torn from a folded letter, with Its
edges burned to fragileness. Careful-
ly Louise and I unfolded It, for it
seemed the only thing in all the room
that might yield some explanation. As
wo pored over the ineaSftgless frag-
ments of sentences, an exclamation of
horror came from the' doorway. Look-
ing up we saw the tall form of General
Farrlsh tottering on the sill.
Clad In a dressing-jacket, his white
hair In wild disorder, he pointed with
accusing finger at the yellow scrap of
paper In my hand. Never In mortal
face have 1 seen Buch terror as I saw
in his. His eyes, dilated, seemed bulg-
ing from their sockets. His counte-
nance was white as chalk. His Jaw
had dropped In tli^ paralysis of terror.
From his throat came horrible mumb-
lings, as he tried to speak and could
Louise and I sprang to his side, but
with almost maniacal strength he
shook us off and, .with finger ettll
pointing to the yellow scrap 1 had let
fall to the floor, he managed tq gasp:
"That yellow letter. Where did—"
Before ho could finish the sente,nee
he (f.11 Btrlcken#to the floor, his voice
choking, his eyes glazing, paralyzed by
some hidden terror—we knew not
own rooms I had hastened to reacts* it
from the floor. I felt that, Insignificant
as it appeared, It muet have eome Im-
portant connection with the event* of
the afternoon. Yet as Louise and I
puxxled over It, there seemed nothing
sinister In the fragments of sentences
that the flames had left all but Inde-
The paper, of a pecullarlywellowlBh
tint, was hardly Ynore than two square
Inches, the torn corner of a folded let-
ter. On It we could make out these
a sister t
" and disgrace ah
by accident le
Ab we studied the bit of type-writ-
ing, Tyord by word, we tried to trace
in It some hidden meaning, some sin-
ister warning, something or anything
that would connect It with poor Kath-
arine's medial distress and her fa-
ther's poignant terror. That the let-
ter of which this was a part had been
In Katharine's possession was evident,
from the place where I had picked up
the fragment. It was equally certain
that fit had been her purpose to de-
stroy It. On ‘the other hand, General
Farrlsh, too, must have known of the
existence of this letter, else why did
he show such terror at the mere sight
of a scrap of It? It'must have been
part of some document that had made
a vivid Impression on his mind. More
than likely, we felt, whatever the let-
ter was, it had played some part In
the quarrel between Katharine and
tier father the afternoon before she
dismissed Hugh Crandall.
We ran over all theewords we could
think of that begin “b-a," trying to fit
ono to the phrases following—back,
bar, ban, bank, bankruptcy, basin. Bar-
rel, barren, battle—there were too
many of them. We gave It up and
passed on to the next phrase, "used
se—" It proved equally puzzling. We
could make nothing out of It, but the
third line at least was definite etfough
"A sister—” said Louise. "TTtat
makes it certain that this letter did
not apply In any way to father, for he
never had a sister. He was an only
I was not so positive as she that the
letter did not apply to the general.
The thought came to me that perhaps
evenjn the proud Farrlsh family there
might have been some girl child of
unblessed birth whose existence had
been kept secret from Louise. Per-
haps some knowledge of this sort had
come to Katharine and the letter re-
ferred to It. I refrained from suggest-
ing such a theory, for I felt It would
be the height of cruelty, even to hint
such a thing to Louise at a time w hen
the father was helpless to explain.-
Yet Ote following phrase, "seemed in-
evitable," might well fit Into some
In some way Crandall waa Involved.
My theory would not account for his
connection with the case and I at once
abandoned it, listening Intently to one
“There must have been some con-
nection between his having telephoned
her and what she did this afternoon.
Before she shot herself she burned
this letter, or most of It. Father rauBt
have known about the letter, so I am
certain that It concerned Crandall.”
“Has Crandall a sister?*’
“1 do not know,” said Louise. "I
know nothing about his family. It
seems strange, too, when for mont&B
and months we saw so much o£ him. I
do not recollect his ever having men-
tioned any of hlB relatives.”
* My brain recorded a victory for
woman’s Intuition over man's logic.
Her theory seemed Infinitely .. better
than mine. After all It was absurd to
suspect a skeleton In the life of e man
like -General Farrlsh, who had been
constantly under public scrutiny for
many years. It was much more prob-
able that the letter referred to some
Incident In the life of Crandall, some-
thing so discreditable that the general
had been forced to forbid Katharine
having anything to do with him. This
theory would account for the quarrel
between father rfnd daughter, for Cran-
dall’s reticence about hts family, for
Katharine's distress, and naturally
the sight of the letter that had caused
all the trouble would upset the gen-
eral. I began to see a plan for action.
"Louise, dear—” How quickly ad-
versity strips off conventionality and
puts us where our hearts would have
us! vLouise, dear," -1 said, "it will
probably be days before either your
father or (Catherine will bo able to
give us #nv assistance, yet,the knowl-
edge that everything has been cleared
up, that the specter has been driven
away, undoub1 cil^y would hasten the
recovery of both. So 1 feel that we
must go ahead.”
"Oh, Harding,” she breathed. Her
hand stole out and sought mine. “What
a comfort yoja are to me! What would
t have done this afternoon without
yo'u! You're right, dear, we must solve
this awful mystery at once. We must!**
"The first thing for me to do,” I
went on, “is to find Hugh Crandall.
He can probably tell us all about this
letter. Even if he can’t he can say
why, he telephoned Katharine and
where she went this afternoon. When
we have learned this much we shall
at least have made a good start. The
next thing will be to trace the letter.
If Crandall does not know about It, we
will try to learn from whom It came.”
“That’s Impossible,” objected Lou-
ise. “Haven’t we looked everywhere
In Katharine's room for the envelope
In which It came. I am positive that
she burned It. Without the envelope
you can never discover where It was
mailed or to whom It was addressed."
"I’m not so sure about .that. The
post office has wonderful ways of
Use Your Back
“Ewry Does a Sharp
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It’s a sign cl
sick kidneys, es-
pecially if the kid-
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passages scanty or
too frequent or
Do not neglec t
any little kidney
ill for the slight
troubles* run into
Stone or liright's
Use Doan’s Kidney Pills. This good
remedy cures bad kidneys.
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UOl L/UBIl • n» • “B
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Is. C. Warn, r, N. Fairfield Ave„ Poca-
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I endured Avhen lh® stoned wet ' passiOK
was tnd« BCi'PiaMe. Do in’* Kldn. y Pills
, ired m 11 i pletely and the cure ha*
been permanent Though fa mj Tlxh
year I am hale and hearty.”
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Spur. Farm Land,
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"Do you like rare beef?”
“is there any other kind these
A great majority of summer ills are
due t.i Malaria in suppressed form. Las-
situde and headaches are but two symp-
toms. OXIDINE eradicates the Malaria
germ and tones up the entire system. Adv.
I’d. why do they call it the rhinoc-
eros?’’ ’ •
"Because he has such a thick rind,
Our First Clue.
Louise and 1 sat at dinner together.
Isn't It strauge In this world of
ours how the commonplace follows*hn
the terrible, how the usual and the un
usual Intermingle, how the cluck ticks
on when the whole universe seems to
be tumbling about our heads! In one
of the rooms up stairs lay Katharine,
still unconscious, with a doctor and a
nurse constantly at her side. The bul-
let had been removed, and while It
had penetrated the brain some slight
distance, Doctor Wilcox said there was
just a chance—the barest chance—that
she might recover. It might, however,
he hours, he "explained, before she re-
gained consciousness—If she ever did
In another of the rooms lay General
Farrell, more dead than alive, l’araly
sis had deadened his limbs and tied
his tongue Only his eyes seemed
Most of the time since the
stroke had felled him he had been
While the bustle of caring for the
two stricken ones lasted there was
little time for thought, a*d I was glad
for the activity that kept Louise's
mind distracted. Just at the moment
when tt seemed that everything had
been done and there was nothing left
hut the anxious waiting—watting for
the worst—the butler had tiptoed lu to
summon us-to dinner. Bravely^ at
first, Louise and I made pretense of
eating, each trying to encourage the
other, but the unforgetable events of
the afternoon, the missing fnces at the
table and the Borrow that filled us both
made food Impossible. Drawing our
chairs together, we discussed In whis-
pers the baffling mystery of Kath-
feel It. It Is something more than mere- j arlne's attempted suicide and her fa-
ly the refusal of my father to permit j ther's strange terror,
her to marry Crandall. 1 have watched j On the table before us lay the scrap
them both and I know. I have seen i of yellow paper, the sight of which
this mysterious specter hovering over j had so agitated General Farrlsh. As
asy father, gradually crushing the very j soon as he had been carried Into his
Filkins—Thought you intended to
sell your suburban home?
Wilikins—I Aid, until 1 read the at
luring story my advertising man
wrote; then I decided to keep it my-
End of a Noted Folly.
The monocle has long since been
out of fashion In England, and is soon
to disappear from Paris, which has
been its last stronghold. It waa in-
vented by a Dutch dandy, and Its evil
effects upon the eye were at one®
noted by oculists. The monocle first
appeared at the congress of Vienna
In 1814, when it was worn by its In-
ventor. One folly, at least, has had
only about a century of life.
On the Table Before Ue Lay
theory such as this, followed as It was
In the next line with the word '“dis-
For a moment I felt that 1 was on
the track of the solution of the mys-
tery. Some specter from the general's
past had risen to haunt hts declining
years, to threaten his good name, to
worry him Into his gvave. His elder
daughter bad discovered It nnd had
been unable to carry the burden of
shame. Could this have been the
secret that these two shared and kept
Louise 1* Ignorance of? A word from
Louise all at once upset my theory.
"I wonder," she said, "If this Isn't
part of a letter about Hugh Crandall ”
Both she and I were convinced that
the Scrap of Yellow Paper.
tracing mall. One of the Inspectors^*
a friend of mine and we will enlist fits
help. But first I must find Crandall
Probably he can tell us everything If
he will. Do you know where he lives?"
"He has bachelor apartments some-
where along the ®venue, I don't know
just where. 1 know his place of busi-
"I know that, too, but tt Is useless to
try to find him there tonight."
"Katharine used to send all her
notes to one of his clubs where he re
celved his mall—I think It was the*
"Cotne Into the library," said I, “we
can quickly locate him."
(TO b* OONT1NUKDJ
Reason for Inquiry.
The following after-dinner story
was related by Dr. Henry Churchill
King, president of Obeflin college, be-
fore the Chicago Congregational club
"I was standing out in front of one
of the big exposition buildings at the
St. Louis fair, when a man came out
of the building much the worse for
“ 'What’s tho name of thish here
building?’ he asked as he reeled away.
"I told him the natho of the build-
“ ‘Thanks,’ he said. 'I was just 1q
It and I wanted to check It off.’ ”
A DOCTOR'S SLEEP •
Found He Had to Leave Off Coffee.
Many persons do not realize that a
bad stomach will cause* insomnia.
Coffee and tea drinking being such
an ancient and respectable form of
habit, few realize that the drug caf-
feine—contained in coffee and tea, la
one of the principal causes of dys-
pepsia and nervous troubles.
Without their usual portion of cof-
fee or tea, the caffeine topers ar®
nervous, irritable and fretful. That's
the way with rf whisky drinker. Ho
has got to have his dram "to settle his
To leave off coffee or tea is an easy
matter if you want to try it, because
I’ostum gives a gentle .but natural
support to the nerves and doos not
contain any drug nothing but food.
Physicians know this to be true, as
one from Gu. writes:
"I have cured myself of a long?
standing case of Nervous Dyspepsia
by p aving off coffee and using Post-
ura," says the doctor. * ■-
“I also enjoy refreshing sleep, to
which I’ve been an utter Btranger for
"In treating dyspepsia in its various
types, I find little trouble when 1 can
Induce patients to 'quit coffee anti*
The Dr. is right and "there's a
reason." Read tile little hook, "Th®
Road to Wellville'’ In pkgs.
P«8tmn now comes in concentrated,
powder form called. Instant Postum.
It Is prepared by stirring a le.vel tea-
spoonful in a cup of hot water, adding
sugar to taste,, and enough cream to'
bring the color to golden brown.
instant Postum la convenient;
there's no waste; and the flavour Is
always uniform. Sold by grooers—50-
cup tin 80 cts., 100-cup tin 50 cts
A 5-cup trial tin mailed for grocor1®
name nnd 2-cent stamp for postage.
Postum CoryoI Co., Ltd., Battle Creek.
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