The Buffalo Bugle. (Buffalo, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 16, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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by FRANCIS PDRRY ELLIOTT
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Hlchard Llghtnut, an American with an
affected English accent, receives a pres-
ent from a friend In China. The present
proves to be u pair of pajamas. A letter
hints of surprise to the wearer. Llghtnut
dons the pajamas and late at night gets
up for a smoke. Hla servant, Jenkins,
comes tn and, falling to recognize Light-
nut, .ittempts to put him out. Thinking
the servant cruzy, Llghtnut changes his
clothes intending to summon help. When
he reappears jenklns falls on his neck
with joy, confirming Llglitnut’s belief
that he Is crazy. Jenkins tells I.lghlnut of
the encounter he had with a hideous
Chinaman dressed, tn pajamas. In a
message from his friend. Jack Billings,
IJglitnut Is asked to put up "the kid”
for the night on his way home from col-
lege. 1,Mler Llghtnut finds a beautiful
girl In black pajamas In Ills room. Light-
nut Is shocked by the girl's drinking,
smoking and slangy talk. She (ells him
her name Is Francis and puzzles him
with a story of her love for her sister’s
loom-rrvite, named Frances. Next morn-
ing the girl Is missing and Llghtnut hur-
ries to the boat to sec her Off. H# Is ac-
costed by a husky college boy. who calls
him "Dicky,’1 but he does not see the
girl. Jack Billings calls to spend the
night with Llghtnut. They discover
priceless rubles hidden In the buttons of
the pajamas. Billings dons the pajamas
CHAPTER X.— (jContinued.)
“He, he!” he giggled. “Woke up
and remembered had promised Flos-
sie Fandango of 'The Parisian Hroll-
ers' a box of steamer llowers. Gad,
she sails at ten; so 1 piled out and
shot off a note to my florist, special
delivery. Been trying to And out
from that Infernal card back there
when’s the first collection from the
box below. You don’t know, do you?”
By Jove, one of those foot-ln-the-
grave old stage-door Johnnies! The
surprise took my breath.
“Why, the cheesy old sport!” 1
thought disgustedly. And I answered
rather coldly: “Sorry, you know; no
idea.” And I opened the door wide.
Rut the old rascal never moved;
just stood there, chuckling horribly.
“Well, she'll be back in the fall,”
he cackled. “And see here, old chap,
will Introduce you if you like. You
need waking up!”
Anil here I gave a Jump and yelled
For the old Tool had dug his thumb
luto my ribs. Only then did It dawn
on tne that ho was drunk. Of course
that was it, and unless 1 got rid of
him the old bore would stand and
twaddle the rest of the night. 1
reached for his hand and shook it.
“We'll have a talk about It some
time.” I said pleasantly. "Just now,
don't you think we’d better each get
to bed? So devilish late, you kuow.”
He slapped me on the shoulder with
a blow that almost brought me to the
floor Felt like he struck nte with a
ham, don't you know!
“Right old chap,” he said; "very
delicately put; "won't keep you up an-
other minute. Velieve I’d like a drink
first, though, if you don’t mind.”
Devilish bored as I was, I decided
the easiest escape was to humor him.
“All right,” 1 said, leaving the door
open and stepping into the room; “I 11
get you a glass of water.”
“Water!" he exclaimed, following
me In “Say, don’t get funny; It's not
becoming to you.” He leered at me
11, went right to the corner where
stood my cellarette. By Jove, give
voit my word 1 was so devilish stupe-
fied I couldn't bring out a word. 1
wasn’t sure what was coming, and as
1 dull! t want Billings’ rest disturbed,
1 quit t v closed the door of his room.
The oid cock in the black pajamas
had uncorked a bottle and was smell-
ing Us contents. He grimaced over
"That’s infernally rotten Scotch. 1
say!” h, exclaimed with a sort of
snort Regular sell, by George!"
1 was glad Billings didn't hear him.
for it had been a present from him
only the week before.
"Suppose 1 11 have to go the rye.
he grumbled; and, grinning at me
familiarly, he poured himself a drink.
He tossed it off, neat. 1 reflected that
perhaps he would go quietly now.
“Well,” I said, advancing. "I ex-
pect you're anxious to get to your
quarters, so I’ll say good night.” I
PROPERLY MADE TEA
THE MOST HEALTHFUL AND EX.
HILARATING OF BEVERAGES.
FOR EVERY FAMILY
Where It Does Harm the Fault Is Al«
ways With the Maker—Unwholo-
•ome Qualities Are Brought
Out In the Steeping.
around like you had a pain.” Then
he went right on:
"Say, did you ever see anything so
corking fine?” He looked up, holding
the ruby in the light. “And to think
how little I dreamed of scooping any-
thing like that when I came in here
By Jove, this was a little too much,
even for an easy going chap like my-
self! The jolly worm will turn, you
Dash me, before I knew what 1 was
It Is said that we tan our stomachs
and become, therefore, incapable of
digesting food—that we turn into nerv-
ous wrecks if we drink tea. And this
would be so if we used tea immoder-
ately and made It carelessly. Let us
Investigate a little and see what can
be done to preserve to our use the
cup that cheers.
Analysis shows that tea Is rich In
proteid, that it contains alkaloid—
theln—and a volatile oil and tannic
acid. Its stimulating effect is due to
theln and the oil—Its astringency Is
caused by the tannic acid. Thein is
so soluble that it is almost Immediate-
ly drawn from the leaf when brought
into contact with boiling water. Them
stimulates gastric digestion, but the
tannic acid and oil are harmful. Ex-
periments show that tannic acid is de-
veloped In very small quantity as
soon as tea comes In contact with
boiling water, and that more tannic
doing even, I had moved to his side I acid is developed when tea has steeped
and jerked the ruby from his hand, [five minutes than when it has steeped
My face felt like a hot-water bottle as ! three minutes, and that the longer it
i stands the more this acid is drawn
To th« head of every family th«
health of ita different members la
moat Important, and the value of an
agroeable laxative that is certain in
its effect Is appreciated. One of tha
most popular remedies In the family
medicine chest is a combination of
simple laxative herbs with pepsin that
Is known to druggists and physician*
as Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin. This
preparation Is mild and gentle In •
action on the bowels, yet positive in
Its effect. A dose of Syrup Pepsin at
night means relief next morning,
while its tonic properties tone up and
strengthen the muscles of stomach,
liver and bowels so that these organa
are able In a short time to again per
form their natural functions without
Druggists everywhere sell Dr. Cald-
well’s Syrup Pepsin In BOc and $1.00
bottles. If you have never tried thin
simple, inexpensive, yet e*®ctl™
remedy, write to Dr. W. B. Caldwell.
201 Washington St.. Montlcello, ill-*
and ask for a sample bottle. Dr. Cald-
well will be glad to send It without
any expense to you whatever.
SO THOUGHTFUL OF HER.
I did it.
“You haven’t got it yet,” I said,
“and I’ll take devilish good care you
don't get it."
He fell back as though fromatow. , llgM lnfluence ,n gating the cir-
“Oh, You Go to Bed.”
extended roy hand * 1 hat ought to
fetch him." 1 thought, “if he's a gen-
tleman. no matter how jolly corked he j mented
In my grasp his hand felt like a
email boxing glove, but when 1
glanced at it I saw that it was not
The old duck pumped my arm sol-
emnly and cast his eyes to the cell-
“Fa are-we-e-11, old f-friend!” he
murmured in a husky tremolo, deflect-
ing the corners of his mouth and
wagging his bald pate "If I don't
see you again I’ll have the river
By Jove, I hardly knew what to do!
I was regularly bowled over, don’t
you know. 1 was up against a crisis—
that’s what—a crisis.
“Oh, I say, you know—” I started
remonstrating, and just then i gasped
with relief at the welcome sight of
Jenkins, peeking round the door-
frame behind my visitor's back. His
finger was on his lips and he beck-
oned tne earnestly.
At the same moment old whiskers
shoved his chair up to the table,
switched on the reading-lamp and
reached for a magazine.
“I’m on, sir," whispered Jenkins,
as I joined him and we stepped aside.
"Hadn’t 1 better ring up the janitor
on my house ’phone?”
"By Jove, the very thing;” I agreed.
“For he’ll know where this chap be-
longs. A fiver, tell him, If he gets a
move on. Hurry!”
I slipped back into the room as
Jenkins disappeared. The jolly old
barnacle had discarded his cigarette
and was critically selecting a cigar
from my humidor.
"I don’t see why the devil you don’t
go to bed,” he said, fixing himseir
comfortably with two chairs and light-
ing up. t
“I—I’m not sleepy,” 1 stammered,
perching on the corner of a chair.
"I believe you're lying,” he growled,
scowling at me; “but if you're not.
sleepy, listen to this joke here—it’s a
chestnut, but It’s Infernally good.”
I never did know what the Joke
was, for I was listening for other
sounds as he read. Suddenly I heard
a whistle far down in the street; and
I thought it was followed by a pat-
ter of running feet.
Then catne the quivering rhythm of
the elevator rapidly ascending, and
while the anecdote was still being
droned out between chuckles. I slipped
out again Into the hall and rejoined
“Janitor says there’s no such tenant
in this building as I described,” Jen-
kins Imparted hurriedly. “Might be a
guest, of course; but he doesn't re-
member ever seeing him. So he whis-
tled for a cop. to be on the safe side,
and caught two. Here they are, sir.'
Out from the elevator sprang the
janitor, half-dressed and looking ex-
cited Close on hts heels came two
1 stepped Into the outer corridor
and explained the situation. The of-
ficers nodded reassuringly.
•• ’Nough said.” one of them com-
We'll have him out, sir.”
He grinned significantly and glanced
at Ills night stick.
“By Jove!” I ejaculated, looking at
Jenkins. “By Jove, you know!”
Jenkins coughed. “Just say you
want to speak to him a minute, sir,”
he said. “They’ll do the rest—b’m!”
They all followed me into the hall,
and I stepped to the doorway. And
then I almost pitched forward, I was
so devilish startled.
For, as a crowning example of his
daring and reckless conduct, the hoary
old reprobate was emerging trom Bill-
ings’ room, his fingers overhauling the
contents of my friend's wallet, even
as he waddled along, and so absorbed
that he never even saw me.
"Ah!” he breathed in a heavy sigh
of satisfaction; and out came his fin-
gers, and in them, poised aloft, he
held the ruby I had given to Billings
His bleary eyes gloated at it.
"Mine!” he whispered. “Mine now
to keep forever!”
“Why—why, old chap!
nut!” he gasped. “What’s the mat-
ter—what makes you look at me like
“Your liberties have gone just a bit
too far, don't you know,” I said, lock-
ing steadily in his fishy old eye. “I’ve
had enough of you, by Jove, that’s
He stared at me, and I could bear
him breathing like a blacksmith’s bel-
It is known that tea is stimulating,
refreshing and an alleviator or head-
ache and bodily fatigue. It has a
culation of the blood and the tempera-
ture of the body. It is one of the most
warming drinks in winter and cooling
drinks in summer.
In view of these facts all will ad-
roit that to get the good and reject
the unwholesome qualities of tea it is
necessary to make it with freshly
boiled water—fast boiling because the
stimulating property, thein, cannot lie
extracted below the boiling point—and
lows. I would never have thought he for this reason also the teapot should
I just stood in the doorway, staring.
Couldn’t say a word, my throat was
that paralyzed. First time, you know,
I’d ever seen a real burglar or jolly j
hold-up man, and he looked so differ-
ent from what I had expected.
But I knew now, of course, that the j
policeman was right and that the re-;
spectable-looking old gentleman was j
no other than the desperate criminal
described as "Foxy Grandpa.” But
for the intervention of outside assist-
ance doubtless Billings and I might
have had our throats cut by the con-
scienceless old geezer.
He was so absorbed that he did not
see me, nor the two helmets piking
above my shoulder.
“Up to his old tricks,
whispered. “We've got him in the
> act, Tim!”
"Great!” breathed Tim. “What
won’t the captain say!”
O’Keefe’s breath tickled my ear
again and swept my nose. I’ve never
seen beer or sauerkraut since but
what 1 think of It!
“Got your stick ready?” he was say-
ing “Best not take any chances;
Braxton’s a quick shooter, they say.
When wo jump him, better give him
the club right off.”
Tim whispered an Impatient demur.
"That’s all right; but I’m for coaxing
him out here first. I don't want to
tap him on the gentleman's rugs; If
I do. I can tell you, it’ll ruin ’em,
He swept his hand across his
tongue and gripped his stick tighter
The janitor, who had been cautious-
ly sighting through the door within,
came running out.
“He shifted around, while 1 was
lookinc and I got a good look at him," , . . |
said with some excitement, and 1 | head up and down and smiled his _ad;
had such lungs.
Slowly his hand came out, and dash
me if it wasn’t shaking like he had
the delirium what’s-its-name. But l’or
his tan, his face would have been as
white as his hypocritical old whiskers.
“Is this some internal joke?” His
face summoned a sickly smile that al-
most instantly faded. His hand fell
back to his side. “Why, old fellow,
you don’t think that way about me, do
you? As for the ruby, I—I don’t want
it now—I just want you to accept my
apology for anything I’ve done, and—
and let me get away.”
There was a short laugh from the
“Likely enough,” said Officer
O’Keefe, his big figure swinging for-
ward v^ith long strides. “Keep him
He planted himself between us with
“You’re ‘It’ again, Foxy! Jig's up.
Will you go quietly?”
It did me good to see how complete-
ly the old scoundrel was taken back.
His wide distended bleary eyes shift-
ed from O'Keefe to me and back again.
It was a perfect surprise.
I motioned to Jenkins to close the
door of my friend’s bedroom, So far,
he had evidently slept serenely
through all the trouble, and, If pos-
sible, I wanted to avoid arousing him
now. For a fat man, Billings had the
deuce of a temper when stirred up
over anything like an imposition upon
him, and it would only add to the con-
fusion for him to appear on the scene
and learn about his wallet and his
treasured ruby that I had rescued.
Foxy Grandpa’s face had been rap-
idly undergoing a change. From pal-
lor to pink it went; and then from
pink to red. Now it was becoming
scarlet. He threw his head back and
faced me angrily.
“Llghtnut, will you tell me what the
hell this means?” And his heavy voice
“Here! Here! That'll be enough
o’ that,” cried Officer O'Keefe sharp-
O'Keefe i "None of your grandstand play
here, or it’ll be the worse for you.
And no tricks, Braxton, or—”
He clutched hts stick menacingly.
"Braxton!" snorted the old fellow.
“Why, you born fool, my name's not
“Not now,” grinned O'Keefe. "Say,
what is your name now, Foxy?”
“My name—” roared Foxy Grandpa,
and paused abruptly. He looked rath-
er blankly from one officer to the
“See here; do 1 understand I’m un-
der arrest?" he Inquired.
“You certainly are talking. Foxy,”
“Then my name’s Doe—John Doe,”
and I thought the fellow’s quick glance
at me held an appeal. Of what sort,
I had no idea.
be thoroughly scalded before the tea
is put into it; freshly boiled water,
because long cooking causes its at-
mospheric gases to escape and ren-
ders it flat and insipid. (Soft water is
Dest used when it first comes to a
rapid boil, hard water may be boiled
fifteen to twenty minutes before us-
Tea should always be made as an
infusion—never boiled—and with but
one infusion to each measure of tea.
The habit of renewing the boiling wa-
ter over the first measure of tea, or
of using and reusing the tea leaves
with a small additional supply, is a
very objectionable one and is most
strongly condemned by all health and
food authorities. This is the way to
obtain all the injurious qualities and
none of the benefits of a pot of tea.
No wonder people tan their stomachs
when they follow such a method.
Here is the way to make one cup of
tea without a teapot: Heat a cup to
boiling point with boiling water meas-
ure one-halt teaspoonful of best tea;
pour the water from the cup, put in
the tea, pour over enough rresh boil-
ing water to fill the cup three-quarters
full, cover closely and let stand in a
warm place (not in a draught and not
over the fire) for three minutes. Have
ready another hot cup and a hot
strainer; strain the tea into the cup
and serve at once with sugar and
cream or milk, or with thinly sliced
lemon and sugar.—Chicago Kecorii-
Elsie—Grace has had her picture
done and given one to each membaf
of her family.
Ernest—Why, where is she going
Elsie—Going ♦« play bridge for •
Roy S. Baker, the author, in an ar-
gument on immigration at Lawrenca,
cited the marvelous speed wherewitk
the immigrant family, be it German
or French or what not, becomes aa»
similated into the national life.
“An instance of this assimilation oo-
curs to me," he said. “I know a
worthy Neopolitan, one Paoli Cend,
who came to this country three year*
ago. Paoli’s little son, Francesco, aa
American citizen of seven, looked up
from his school books, the other eva-
ning to ask:
“ ‘Say, pa, what year was it yon
Italians discovered us in?”’
Cream of Watercress Soup.
Wash, pick over and chop fine one
bunch of watercress, add to three cup-
fuls of veal stock, bring to a boiling
point and let simmer ten minutes;
then strain through double thickness
of cheesecloth. Melt four tablespoon-
fuls butter, add five tablespoonfuls
flour and add to the stock. Cook un-
til mixture thickens, add a cupful of
cream or rich milk, season with salt
and pepper. Put in a few drops of
green vegetable color, reheat and
serve with squares of bread nicely
Knew Something About IL
The small boy of the household waa
not notably proficient in sacred lore,
but when hi3 sister asked him, ‘‘Where
was Solomon’s temple?” he indignant-
ly resented the supposed impeach-
ment of his stock of information, &n4
“Don’t you think I know anything?"
She assured him that she did not
doubt that he knew, but urged him te
state for her benefit.
Though not crediting her sincerity,
he finally exclaimed, curtly:
“On the side of his head, of courso,
where other folk’s are! D’you s’poea
I’m a fool?”
Beeswax and turpentine is a cap-
ital polish for furniture which is not
French polished. To make it, shred
half an ounce of beeswax very tine
and add to it a quarter of a part or
spirits of turpentine. Stir well and
put aside until the next day. Then
stir again and let it stand for another
aay, when it will be ready for use.
Never melt beeswax and turpentine
over a hot fire, as it is highly inflam-
Brown—What reason have you for
Smith—Well, you see, he's a rein
tlve of mine, and—
Brown—Yes, yes, I know, but wink
other reason?—Harper’s Bazar.
“Did you take the fast train west?”
“No; I left that for the engineer te
Tell your troubles, and your friends
wlil see to It that you have plenty te
—don’t you want to see them?
Peep into other people’s new homes and get
the latest ideas for your oivn decorating. Our
book tells about the FREE Color Plans out
expert designers will send you for any rooms
you wish to decorate. You will be glad te
know more about
The Beautiful Wall Tint
M nq-jiittc la color and quality It Is used ta thr woe
espen«.re modern homes though It costs <ar ins thaa
wall paper or pair,l Kxixomioc colors appear harsh
and crude beside the s«ft-haed Alabastiaa una. Oaaa
tn-theai oa ths aa.j and la fanes to asc. Fall dream
duns oa esery pockaft—sinipUr mil with cold warns
smd pot oa. Does M chip,
peel or mb off. 16 BeauCUni
Colors sod —
Witt oar Color Plans
post can tariff ham tha
am st a*tistu homo tnjrotv
Send far oar FREE BOOK
Paase. pkx Whts Ms.
Xflfirar Tlaa lit
Take a large round steak about an
inch thick, spread flat on a board or
table, then make a dressing of bread
get that mug!
yourseR°()’Keefe*"^suggested'the UU- Per advised. "Just tell him you want
yourseu. u *veeic. outs, him onmothine in the hall—
“And what, may I ask, is the
charge?” he asked again, with what ! crumbs as much as you want and sea-
Jenklns, at one side, bobbed his j was apparently a great effort at calm- I son with salt, pepper, sage and one
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
him before I wouldn’t for-1 miration of this sentiment. He leaned
nearer to me.
"Just beckon him out, sir.” his whis-
’You’ve been on
And then. Instead of going, dash me j companion aside
er of the coppers,
this beat so long.’’
In a minute or two O'Keefe came
slipping back hurriedly. He drew his ; sir
to show him something in the hall
cat, or anything will do Just so you
get him past the furniture and rugs,
If the old fool didn’t flop down into
Billings’ favorite chair and reach for
Billings' cigarettes that he had left
on the tabouret.
He waved his hand at me. “Oh. you
go to bed. Llghtnut.” he said, puffing
away with iron nerve, “AI1 the sleep's | through a
out of me. dammit! I’ll Just sit here
and read and smoke as long as I like,
then I'll go in there and turn in “ A
’Tell you what, Tim." I heard him
1 advanced a step Into the room
expected the old knave to be a bit
ii J UU w lull, a tui| a w \ ■ _ .. . . ..
do you know. I’m after thinking dashed, don’t you know Not he: U
It looks like old Braxton, known in
the perfesh as ’Foxy Grandpa.’ He s
a swell con man, but has Just finished
a stretch at Copper John’s for going
flat In the Bronx He’s
don® murder once "
The other turned to me
May save a muss la your rooms if
It Grows Nicotineless Tobacco.
Gloucestershire, England, where
nicotineless tobacco is now grown,
used at one time to supply the genu-
ine article Both James I. and hla
successor Issued proclamations pro-
1 1 hiblting tobacco growing, but tn 1651
It was grown in many English coun-
ties—notably in Gloucestershire. In
egg, then spread on round of steak
and roll up and tie a cord around it
or use skewers to keep it together;
then bake till nice and done.
never disquieted him a bit. Just gave the state papers of that year there is
me a careless leer and went back t« , a report from an officer sent to de-
tfce ruby. Somehow I began to feel etroy the tobacco crops around Ctael
To one egg. thoroughly beaten, put
one cup of sweet milk and a little salt;
slice light bread and dip in the mix-
ture, allowing each slice to absorb
some of the milk. Then brown
buttered griddle, spread with
and serve hot.
riled I’m not often taken that way,
hut this old scamp's persistent au-
tenham He took a troop of 36 sol-
diers with him, but had to retire for
dadty and Impudence went beyond reinforcements, as he found over 100
ieHt of his doddering head indicated I you’ll just kinder call him out. sir,
llimtif,' room. |»..«WU4 ■ U -m b. «»pl«
anything I had ever beard of
“What In thunder s the matter
men guarding the fields
“Ten men.” he added, "could not in
One pound dates, one pound rigs
three-fourths cup English walnuts
grind through grinder and mix thor
you. son?" he murmured, squinting four days destroy all the tobacco that
hideously at the jewel "You prowl1 is growing arouad Cheltenham,”
ougbiy together, knead into a roll an. Aiahastine Company pg
roll In powdered sugar.
M few. Miaam
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