The Kiowa County News. (Lone Wolf, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 14, 1918 Page: 3 of 8
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KIOWA COUNTY NBWt
JOHN SMITH HAS THE GOOO FORTUNE TO PUT HERO TO
A VERY PRETTY YOUNG LADY—HE IS OFFEREO THE
JOB OF FIGHTING ENEMIES OF COL BUDWIN
Syn.p.1.—I. Montmu, Smith, whirr of Urn U*wnc*ylll« Bank
mid Tnut company. bachelor .oclety Idler riwniiml t" nmrry 'I'rdu
Hlchlander. heir****, I* wrongfully accused of dishonesty by Wutrous
Dunbnm, hi* employer, »»d urged to be « scupegoat for the cunM
eccuser. Smith strike* Dunham, leave* him for dead and flee* the
Htute. He turn* up a trump some time later at an Irrigation dam eon*
at ruction camp In the Rocky mountain* and a* John Smith get* a rough
Job lie soon uttructB attention beenu*e of hi* accretive manner ami
hi* air of high clu**. The dam company I* In financial strulta, und
Wllliuinti, auperlutendeut, tell* Smith Ida trouble*.
Copyright by Chaa. Scribner’® Sou
Smith heard him through, nodding
understanding^ when the tale was
“It’s the old story of the big fish
Hwitllowlng the little one; so old that
there Is no longer any saving touch of
novelty In It," he commented. “I’ve
been wondering If there wasn't some-
thing of thut kind In your background.
And you say you haven’t uny Belmonts
or Morgans or Rockefellers In your
“We have a bunch of rnther badly
scared-up ranch owner* and local
people, with Colonel Baldwin In com-
mand, and that’s all. The colonel Is
a fighting man. all right, and he can
shoot os straight as anybody, when
you have shown him what to shoot at.
But he is outclassed, like all the rest
of us, when It comes to a game of finan-
cial freeze-out. And that Is what we
are up against, I’m afraid.”
“There Isn't the slightest doubt In
the world about that,” sold the one
■who had been called In as an expert.
“What I can’t understand Is why some
of you didn’t size the situation up
long ago—before It got Into Its pres-
ent desperate shape. You are at the
beginning of the end now. They’ve
caught you with an empty treasury,
and these stock sales you speak of
prove that they have already begun
to swallow you by Uttles. Tlmanyonl
common—I suppose you haven’t any
preferred—at thirty-nine Is an excel-
lent gamble for any group of men who
can see their way clear to buying the
control. With an eager market for the
water—and they can sell the water to
you people, even If they don’t put
their own Escalante project through—
the stock can be pushed to par and
beyond, as it will be after you folks
are all safely frozen out. More than
that, they can charge you enough, for
the water you’ve got to have, to finance
the Escalante scheme and pay all the
bills; and their Investment, at the
present market, will be only thirty
nine cents In the dollar. It’s a neat
Williams was by this time far past
remembering that his adviser was a
man with a possible alias and presum
ably a fugitive from justice.
“Can’t something be done, Smith?
You’ve had experience in these things
your talk shows It. Have we got to
stand still and be shot to pieces?”
“The necessity remains to be dem-
onstrated. But you will be shot to
pieces, to a dead mornl certainty, if
you don’t put somebody on deck with
the necessary brains, and do it quick-
ly,” said Smith with frank bluntness.
“Hold on,” protested the engineer.
“Every man to his trade. When I said
that we had nobody but the neighbors
and our friends in the company, I
•didn't mean to give the impression
that they were either dolts or chuckle-
heads. As a matter of fact, we have
a pretty level-headed bunch of men In
Tlmanyonl Ditch—though I’ll admit
that some of them are nervous enough,
Just now, to want to get out on almost
any terms. What I meant to say was
that they don’t happen to be up In all
the crooks and turnings of the hlgh-
“I didn’t mean to reflect upon
Colonel Baldwin and his friends,’’ re-
joined the ex-cashier good-naturedly.
“It Is nothing especially discrediting
to them that they are not up In all the
der fire. 'Tve had the experience.”
T thought so. If the colonel should
nsk you to, would you consider ns a
possibility the taking of the doctor’s
job on this sick project of ours?"
“No." was the brief rejoinder.
Smith looked away out of the one
square window In the shack ut the
busy scene on the dam stagings.
“Because I'm not exactly a born sim-
pleton. Mr. Williams. There are a
number of reasons which are purely
personal to me, and at least one which
cuts Ice on your side of the pond. Your
financial ‘doctor,’ as you cull him.
would have to be trusted absolutely In
the handling of the company’s money
and Its negotiable securities. You
could, and should, put him under a
fairly heavy bond. 111 not go luto It
uny deeper than to say that I can t
give a bond."
Williams took Ills defeat, If It could
be called a defeut, without further
"I thought It might not be amiss to
talk It over with you," he said. “You
say It Is impossible, and perhaps It Is.
But It won’t do uny harm for you to
think It over, and If I were you, I
shouldn’t burn all the bridges behind
■“Can’t Something Be Done, Smith?"
tricks of a trade which is not theirs.
The financing of a scheme like this has
come to be a business by Itself, Mr.
Williams, and it is hardly to be ex-
pected that a group of inexperienced
men could do it successfully.”
The construction chief turned ab-
ruptly upon his cost-cutter.
“Keeping in mind what you said a
few minutes ago about ‘back numbers,’
Smith went back to his work In the
quarry with a troubled mind. The
little heart-to-heart talk with Williams
had been sharply depressive. It had
shown him, os nothing else could, how
limited for all the remainder of his life
his chances must be. That he would
be pursued, that descriptions and pho-
tographs of the ex-cashier of the Law-
rencevllle Bank and Trust company
were already circulating from hand to
hand amoug the paid mun-catchers, he
did not doubt for a moment. While" he
could remain ns a workman unit In an
isolated construction camp, there was
some little hope that he might be over-
looked. But to become the public char-
acter of Williams’ suggestion In a
peopled city was to run to meet his
It Is said that the flow of a mighty
river may owe Its most radical change
In direction to the chance thrusting of
a twig into the current at some critical
Instant in the rise or fall of the flood.
To the reincarnated Smith, charting
his course upon the conviction that his
best chance of immunity lay in Isola-
tion and a cureful avoidance of the
peopled towns, came the diverting twig
in this wise.
On the second morning following the
unofficial talk with Bnrtley Williams
in the Iron-sheeted headquarters office
at the dam, a delayed consignment of
cement, steel and commissary supplies
was due at the sidetrack a mile below
the camp. Perkins, the timekeeper,
called Smith from tke quarry and gave
him the invoices covering the ship-
“I guess you’d better go down to
the siding and check this stuff in, so
that we’ll know what we’re getting,"
was his suggestion to the general util-
When the crookings of the tote-road
let Smith get his first sight of the sid<*
track, he saw that the train was al-
ready In. A few minutes sufficed for
the checking. He sent the unloading
gang back to camp with the teams,
meaning to walk back himself after he
should have seen the car of steel and
the two cars of cement kicked in at
the upper end of the sidetrack.
While he was waiting for the train
to pull up and make the shift, he was
commenting idly upon the clumsy lay-
out of the temporary unloading yard,
and wondering if Williams were re-
sponsible for it. The siding was on
the outside of a curve and within a
hundred ynrds of the river bank.
There was scanty space for the unload-
ing of material, and a good bit of what
there was was taken up by the curv-
ing spur which led off from the siding
to ctobs the river on a trestle, and by
the wagon road itself, which came
down a long hill on the south side of
the railroad and made an abrupt turn
to cross the main truck and the siding
fairly in the midst of things.
As the long train pulled up to clear
the road crossing, Smith stepped back
and stood between the two tracks. A
moment later the cut was made, and
the forward section of the train went
on to set the three loaded cars out at
the upper switch, leaving the rear half
standing on the main line.
One of the men of the unloading
gang, a leather-faced grade shoveler
who had helped to build the Nevada
Shore Line, had lagged behind the de-
parting wagons to fill and light his
“Wouldn’t that jar you up right good
and hard fr a way to run a railroad,"
he said to Smith, Indicating the wholly
deserted standing section of the freight
with the burnt match-end. “Them fel-
lies 've all gone off up ahead, a-!eavin’
this yere hind end without a sign of
a man 'r a flag to take keer of It.”
Smith was listening only with the
mobile, with the cut-out open. "a* top-
ping the side-hill grade, and Smith rec-
ognized It at once. It was Colonel Dex-
ter Baldwin's roadster, and it held a
single occupant—namely, the youug
womun who was driving It.
Turning to look up the track, he saw
thut the three loaded car* hud been
set out, and the forward section of the
trulu was now hacking to make the
coupling with the standing half. He
hoped that the trainmen had seen the
automobile, and that they would not
attempt to make the coupling until
lifter the gray car had crossed behind
the caboose. But In the same breath
he guessed, and guessed rightly, that
they were too fur around the curve to
be able to see the wagon-road ap-
Smith saw the young woman check
the speed for the abrupt turn at the
bottom of the hill, saw the car take the
turn In a skidding slide, heard the re-
newed roar of the motor as the throttle
was opened for a run at the embank-
ment grade. Then the unexpected
dropped Its bomb. There was a Jan-
gling clash nnd the cars on the main
track were set In motion. The train-
men had tailed to make their coupling,
and the rear half of the train was surg-
ing down upon the crossing.
Smith’s shout, or the sight of the on-
coming train, one of the two, or both,
put the finishing touch on the young
wwraan’s nerve. There was still time
In which to clear the train, but at the
critical Instant the young woman ap-
parently changed her mind nnd tried
to stop the big car short of the cross-
ing. The effort was unsuccessful
When the stop was made, the front
\yheels of the roadster were precisely
in the middle of the main track, and
the motor was killed.
By this time Smith had thrown his
coat away and was racing the backing
train, with the ex-grade-laborer a poor
second a dozen yards to the rear. Hav-
ing ridden in the roadster, Smith knew
that it had no self-starter. "Jump!"
he yelled. “Get out of the car!" and
then his heart came into his mouth
when ha saw that she was struggling
to free herself and couldn’t; that she
was entangled in some way behind the
low-hung tiller wheel.
Smith was running fairly abreast of
the caboose when he made this discov-
ery, and the hundred feet of clearance
had shrunk to fifty. In imagination
he could already see the gray car over-
turned and crushed under the wheels
of the train. In a flying spurt he
gained a few yards on the advancing
menace and hurled himself against
the front of the stopped roadster. He
did not attempt to crank the motor.
There was time only for a mighty
heave and shove to send the car back-
ing down the slope of the crossing
approach; for this and for the quick
spring aside to save himself; and the
thing was done.
*Tm ftmtfn." h® t«hl Hi tihttefi
“It's my real name.”
Ilct laugh wm» ea bvaUftt taslnrf
**ol», yea; jrou’f® Mf. William®* e»
Rlatant tv* heard rulmwl-da—ouy
father, *pe«k of yog."
"No," he denied In blunt honesty,
“I'm not W'lUlnm*' assiatant; at least,
the pny roll doesn't say *■*. I'p at the
camp they call me ‘the llobo.'"
The young woman had apparently
regained whatever Mtnnll fructlon of
self-possession the narrow escape had
“Are they never going to take that
miserable train out of the way?" she
exclaimed. "I’ve got to see Mr. Wil-
iams, nnd there Isn't n minute to
spare. Colonel-da—I mean my father,
has gone up to Bed Butte, and a little
while ago they telephoned over to the
rnnch from the Brewster office to say
that there was going to he some nioro
trouble at the dam,"
••You won’t find Williams at the
camp, lie started out curly this morn-
ing beyond Little creek, nnd said he
wouldn't la* buck until some time to-
morrow. Will you tell me what you'ro
"Oh!" she exclaimed, with a little
gn<p of disappointment. "I’ve simply
get to find Mr. Williams—or some-
body! 1 >ii you happen to know any*
thing about the lawsuit troubles?"
’I know nil about them; Williams
has tub I me."
•Then I'll tell you what Mr. Martin
telephoned, lie said that three men
were going to pretend to relocate a
Time Only for a Mighty Heave.
A Notice to Quit.
Once started and given its push, the
gray roadster drifted backward from
the railroad crossing and kept on until
It came to rest in the sag at the turn
in the road. Running to overtake it,
Smith found that the young woman
was still trying ineffectually to free
herqelf. In releasing the clutch her
dress had been caught, and Smith was
glad enough to let the extricating of
the caught skirt and the cranking of
the engine serve for a breath-catching
When he stepped back to “tune" the
spark the young woman had subsided
into the mechanician’s seat nnd was
retying her veil with fingers that were
not any too steady. She was small
but well-knit; her hair was a golden
brown and there was a good deal of
it; her eyes were set well apart, and
in the bright morning sunlight they
were a slaty gray—of the exact shade
of the motor veil she was rearranging.
Smith had a sudden conviction that he
had seen the wide-set eyes before; also
the straight little nose and the half-
boyish mouth and chin, though where
he had seen them the conviction could
give no present hint.
“I sup-pup-suppose I ought to say
something appropriate," she was be-
ginning, half breathlessly, while Smith
stood at the fender and grinned.
“You don’t have to say anything. It’s
been a long time since I’ve had a
chance to make such a bully grand-
stand play as this.” And then:
“You're Colonel Baldwin’s daughter,
She nodded, saying:
“How did you know?"
“I know the car. And you hnve your
She did not seem to take it amiss
that he was making her eyes a basis
mining claim in the hills back of the
dam, somewhere near the upper end
of the reservoir lnke-that-ls-to-be.
They're doing it so that they can get
out an Injunction, or whutever y®e
call It, and then we’ll have to buy them
off, as the others have been bought
Smith was by this time entirely fa
miliar with the maps and profiles and
other records of the ditch company’s
lands and holdings.
"All the land within the limits of the
flood level has been bought and paid
for—some of it more than once, husn't
it?” he asked.
“Oh, yes; but that doesn’t make any
difference. These men will claim that
their location was made long ago, nnd
that they are just now getting ready
to work it. It’s often done in the case
of mining claims.”
“When is all this going to happen?"
“It is already happening," she broke
out impatiently. “Mr. Mnrtln said
the three men left town a little after
daybreak and crossed on the Brewster
bridge to go up on the other side ot
The young woman had taken her
place again behind the big tiller wheel
and Smith calmly motioned her out
“Take the other seat and let me get
in here," he said; and when she had
changed over, he swung in behind the
wheel nnd put a foot on the clutch
"What are you going to do?” she
“I’m going to take you on up to th<
camp, and then, if you’ll lend me this
car, I’ll go and do what you hoped to
persuade Williams to do—run these
mining-claim Jokers into the tall tim-
“But you can’t!” she protested; “you
can’t do it alone! And, besides, they
are on the other side of the river, and
you can’t get anywhere with the car
You’ll have to go nil the way back U
Brewster to get across the river!”
It was just here that he stole an-
other glance at the very-mucli-aliv«
little face behind the motor veil; ai
the firm, round chin and the resolutf
“I suppose I ought to take you tc
the camp,” he said. "But you may go
along with me, If you want to—and
are not afraid.”
She laughed in his face.
<llv® a® tn t<> blithely on our bull-
ties* nil till® Uny. brln* u« to our n>®t-
In* bed® nenry anti content Hint un-
dishonor*!, uml grant u* In the end
tli® gift of •li’i’P H. L titevousuii.
MORE GOOO EATINQ.
Chicken Is one of the foods we may
eat without fear of breaking the food
—Out up n well-
anil fry In hot pork
fat made from fry-
ing three slices of
salt pork. Roll the
chicken In well-
seasoned Hour und
fry until well
browned, then add hulling water to
cover, with one carrot, one onion, one
head of celery, a small polutn, all eut
In small cubes. Cook until the incut
Is tender, then add a half can of peas
Just before serving.
Baked Fl®h With Sour Cream.—Out
raw fish Into serving sized pieces und
place them side by side In a shallow
linking iIImIi. For each pound of llsh
allow a tuhlespoonful of buMcr, a slice
of onion, a bay leaf and a third of a
cupful of sour cream. Baste the ll*h
with the sauce while cooking, adding
Imt water If the sauce becomes too
thick. Remove the llsh to a platter,
add a dash of lemon Juice or vinegar,
with Nnlt and pepper to taste, and
strain It over the llsh.
fanned asparagus, heated and
served on points of toast with melted
butter nnd purmesnn cheese grated
over the top, makes u most tasty dish.
Punskl, a Russian Dish.—Fry fresh
mushrooms rolled In seasoned flour In
butter, l’our sour cream over some
finely chopped chicken or veal. Cut
circles of pastry from pie crust, place
u spoonful of the mixture on a piece
of the pastry, cover with another piece
and pinch the edges together. Brush
with egg nnd milk nnd hake In a hot
oven. Serve with mushroom or tomu-
Eggless Cake.—Take three cupfuls
of boiling wutcr, one pnekugo of ruls
Ins, one and n hnlf tablespoonfuls of
butter nnd two cupfuls of brown sugar,
put all Into n dish nnd boll eight min-
utes. Cool and add three cupfuls of
Hour, one tablespoonful of baking pow-
der and a little salt. Mix, beat well
and bake In a slow oven one hour.
This rnukes two loaves.
In making corn bread, substitute a
tuhlespoonful of molasses for every
egg required In the recipe; It will
make a most palatable Johnny cake.
Tk® old t®«tly iM»dr —la RaMj®
far* nI®, »ur». M®y to tok®- Mo
CurMcaMskn 14 koun —OdP *• •
day®. b®eblfl*fsll®. 0«ttk®
•nuin* bo® wltk
Rid Top and Mr.
HUI‘® plctur* an it
At Any D*u« Store
Cate of Apple-plexy.
A teacher was explaining the garden
of Kdcii story to her class.
"Strange," she said, "there I* abso-
lutely no record made that Adam or
Eve ever died.” "What Is your opin-
ion John?" asked the teacher.
“Well, 1 dunno ’bout that,” remark-
ed the pupil, "hut I 'spect they died
RECIPE FOR GRAY HAIR.
To half pint of water add 1 ox. B®»
Ruin, a -mall bo* of ltarlio t'oinpounu,
ami 14 ox. of glycerine. Any druggist can
put this up or you can mi* it at home ®k
very little co-t. Full direction® for mak-
ing and u-e come in each bo* of Barb*
Compound. It will gradually darken
atreaked, faded gray hair, and make it aofk
and glossy. It will not color the acnlp, i- nob
•ticky or greany, anil do*a not rub off. Adf«
Evening Things Up.
"My father has an Income," said
Loretta looked at her In a puzzled
way for a minute and then declared,
“My father’s got a boll."
Heal Baby Rashes
That Itch, burn und torture. A hot
Cutlcuru Soup bath gives Instant re-
lief when followed by a gentle appli-
cation of Cutlcura Ointment. Por free
samples address, “Cutlcura, Dept. X,
Boston." At druggists and by mailt
Heap 25, Ointment 25 and 60.—Adv.^ ,
"Kate Is a bundle of nerves."
“I thought she looked done up.”—
It Is the practice of the multitude to
bark at eminent men, as little dog®
b&rk at stranger*.—Seneca.
Dr. B. F. Jackson, Celebrated Physician,
handed down to posterity bis famous
prescription for female troubles. Now
sold under the name of “FemenliUL*
Price 50c and J1.00.—Adv.
Barcelona province, Spain, has an
area of 2,000 square miles und 1,136,-
Holland's Imports are restricted to
necessities of life by law. _
Smith shows his real character
to Colonel Baldwin’s daughter—
something of tho fierce brute na-
ture that is alive in him. There’s
a real fight described in the next
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
A well seasoned sauce adds much to
an otherwise very ordinary dish.
tomato catsup, one
u teaspoonful of
_ well mixed and
served In lemon
cups In a dish of crushed Ice with oys-
Snappy French Dressing.—Take two
tablespoonfuls of olive oil, a table-
spoonful of tarragon vinegar, a dash of
paprika, u qunrter of u teuspoonful
each of mustard and salt; mix well and
serve In the heart leaves of lettuce;
sprinkle over a teuspoonful of Worces-
tershire sauce and a tuhlespoonful of
finely chopped onion und a generous
sprinkling of red pepper.
Roquefort Cheese Dressing.—Take a
quarter of a pound of roquefort, two
cupfuls of French dressing, using one
and a half OAipfuls of oil and a half
cupful of vinegar, seasoning well with
salt and r<*l pepper, with a teaepoou-
ful of powdered sugar.
Russian Dressing.—Beat two eggs,
add red pepper and half a teaspoonful
of salt, a teaspoonful of finely minced
parsley, two teaspoonfuls euch of chop-
ped green and red pepper, a half cup-
ful of tarragon vinegar. Mix well und
add two cupfuls each of chill sauce
Mignonette Sauce.—Chop three small
onions, add seven tablespoonfuls of
crushed whole peppers (not ground
pepper), add three cupfuls of tarragon
vinegar, put Into a Jar well covered
and let stand for two days, when It
will be ready to use. The sauce may
be strained when ready to serve. Very
tasteful sauce for oysters.
Emergency Salad Dressing.—Use
any left-over yolks or whites—both are
better, and the more of the yolk the
richer will be the dressing. Beat and
measure and take an equal measure of
mild vinegar—strong vinegar may be
diluted with water; put over hot wa-
ter to cook, stirring constantly with an
eggbeater. When thick, set away In a
covered Jar. When wanted for use,
tuke out a few tablespoonfuls, season
with salt, pepper, onion Juice, vinegar,
cream, or olive oil, depending upon the
kind of salad one is serving.
At this time of the year people feel
weak, tired, listless, their blood Is thin,
they have lived Indoors and perhaps
expended all their mental and bodily
energy and they want to know how to
renew their energy and stamina, over-
come headaches and backaches, bavo
clear eyes, a smooth, ruddy skin, and
feel the exhilaration of real good health
tingling thru their body. Good, pare,
rich, red blood Is the best Insurance
against ills of all kinds. Almost all
diseases come from Impure and impov-
erished blood. It is to be noticed In the
pale or pltnpty face, the tired, haggard
appearance or the listless manner.
Drink hot water a half hour before
meals, and for a vegetable tonic there’s
nothing better than Dr. Pierce’s Golden
Medical Discovery, the old-fashioned
herbal remedy, which has had such &
fine reputation for fifty years. It con-
tains no alcohol or narcotics. It Is
made from Golden Seal root, Blood-
root, Oregon grape root, Queen’s root.
Black Cherry bark, extracted with gly-
cerine and made Into tablets and liquid.
Tablets sixty cents, ut most drug stores.
In order to insure pure blood and to
build up the system try this tonic
known as Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical
Discovery. Get it now!
would It be climbing over the fence too ------ — _
Yar for me to ask if your experience j outwnrd car to what the pipe-lighter
has been such as would warrant you I was saying. Somewhere in the west-
in tackling a Job of this kind?" | ward distances a thunderous murmur
"That is a fair question, and I can | was droning upon the windless air of
Internal Heat of Planets.
The lute Professor Lowell’s dlscov-
She was her father’s ery that Saturn does not rotate as one
only son, as well as his only daughter, piece, but has “confocal lavers, rotat-
and she divided her time pretty evenly ing faster within." suggests that some
in trying to live up to both sets of re- | of the other large planets may have
TUtUc 7 Y
Taking a Nap.
Nan was sitting on one of the small-
quirements. the same structure. As pointed out | est first-grade chairs with her legs
‘Yon have introduced me; wo-won't by Professor Very, the friction of lay- crossed. After a while she extended
you introduce yourself?” she said, era of different velocities would gen- tfiem gingerly and exclaimed to the
when a second crash of the shifting ! orate heat, and thus retard the cool-
freight train spent Itself and gave her ( ing down of the planets.—Scientific
answer It straight." said the man un-. ihe June morning. A big gray auto- an opening.
"Oh, uiy feet have gone tc
have stood the test of time.
Purely vegetable. Wonderfully
quick to banish biliousness,
headache, indigestion and to
clear up a bad complexion.
Genuine bear® signature
Generally Indicate • lock
of Iron la the Blood
Carter’s Iron Pills
Will he)* this condition
Here’s what’s next.
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Mitchell, George E. The Kiowa County News. (Lone Wolf, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 14, 1918, newspaper, March 14, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc914731/m1/3/: accessed December 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.