The Lamont Record. (Lamont, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 3, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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THE LAMONT RECORD.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Host Important Happenings of the
Past Seven Days.
Interesting Items Gathered from all
Parts of the World Condensed
Into Small Space for the Ben-
efit of Our Readers.
From National Capital.
The supreme court has resumed its
sessions at Washington and a dectsiou
iu the tobacco case is expected soon.
Secretary Meyer of the navy has
presented to the naval committee
plans for building the greatest battle-
ship of the world. It will be of 34,000
tons and will carry 12 14-inch guns
capable of hurling shells weighing
1,400 pounds a distance of 6*4 miles.
The senate committee investigating
the cause of high prices have decided
to call the meat packers among the
lirst and will investigate the cold stor-
age business and its influence ou the
Horace T. Jones a special agent in
the land department testified before
the Ballinger committee that men
who were interested in the Alaska
land frauds brought pressure to bear
on President Taft to keep James R.
Garfield out of the cabinet.
Senator Stone has offered an amend-
ment to the rivers and harbors bill
making the amount appropriated for
river improvement at St. Joseph, Mo.,
1150,000 instead of $75,000.
The naval committee will recom-
mend to congress the building of two
battleships of the Dreadnaught class
cf not less than 28,000 tons.
A bill introduced in the house re-
quires all government vessels to be
equipped with wireless aparatus.
Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of the de-
partment of agriculture told the
women graduates of Cornell university
that "the woman who can sew a but-
ton on a shirt and te.. fresh eggs from
stale is worm more to humanity than
\h the women college graduates in the
When congress refused to make the
salaries of the judges of tue new court
>f customs appeals $10,000 as the
>resident wished he withdrew the
lominations he nad sent to the senate
for the positions.
The only recognition given Wash-
ington's birthday by the senate was
the reading of Washington's farewell
address by Senator Depew.
A*, departments of the government
at Washington were closed in honor
of Washington's birthday except con-
The Wright brothers have secured
an injunction in the federal courts
preventing Paulhan, the French
aviator, from making any more flights
in this country.
The United States leads the world
in exporting tobacco. Since 1890 the
value of the exports aggregate $646,-
000.000 and imports were $386,000,000.
The lower house of the Oklahoma
legislature has passed a bill repealing
the dispensary system and making the
sale of liquors in the state for any pur-
Friends of Prosecutor Garvin of
Hudson county, New Jersey who is
prosecuting the beef trust have been
approached by men from Chicago and
assured that the prosecutor could re-
tire a rich man if he would drop the
prosecution of the packers.
J. M. Fiske & Co., the firm of New
York brokers that became involved in
the Hocking pool slump have been de-
nied reinstatement by the stock ex-
By an order of the court at Lexing-
ton, Kv„ nearly $2,000,000 assets of
the Southern Mutual Investment com-
pany will be distributed to creditors.
Two young men at Mutual, Ok.,
have invented a new wireless tele-
graph system by which messages may
be sent privately and by which boats
may be driven and controlled from
Richard Frakes, once had a 400-acre
farm on uie Missouri river near Atchi-
son, Kan., but it has been taken acre
by acre by the river until it has all
A Nevada, Mo., jury brought in a
■verdict of not guilty when a boy
charged with robbery confessed that
he broke into a store because he was
hungry. The jury took up a collection
cf $16.85 to buy him a ticket home.
A special grand jury has been called
at Kirksville, Mo., to investigate the
death of Prof. J. T. Vaughn in whose
stomach strychnine was reported to
have been found.
The National City Bank of Cam-
bridge, Mass., has been taken in
charge by the comptroller of the cur-
rency upon the discovery of a shortage
Of J144.000. __ ________
"And you glanced carelessly in tne
opposite direction and pulled down
your shade, of course, like the well-
bred man you are—” interrupted Gris-
wold. holding fast to Ardmore's arm
us they walked down the platform.
"1 did no such thing. I looked at
her and she looked at me. And then
my train started—”
‘•Well, trains have a way of start-
ing. Does the romunce end here?”
"Then, just at the last moment, sho
winked at. me!”
"It wns a cinder, Ardy. The use of
soft coal on railways Is one of the
saddest facts of American transporta-
tion. I need hardly remind you, Mr.
Ardmore, that nice girls don’t wink
at strange young men. It isn't done!”
”1 would have you know, professor,
that this girl is a lady.”
‘ Don't be so irritable, and let me
summarize briefly on your own
hypothesis: You stared at a strange
girl and she winked at you, safe in
the consciousness that she would
never see you again. And now you
are going to Now Orleans to look for
her. She will probably meet you at
the station, with her bridesmaids and
wedding cake all ready for you. And
you think this will lead to an adven-
ture—you defer finding the pole
for this—for this? I’oor Ardy! But
did she toss her card from the win-
dow? Why New Orleans? Why not
Minneapolis, or Bangor, Me.?”
"I'm not an ass, Grissy. I caught
the name of the sleeper—you know
they’re all named, like yachts and
tall buildings—the name of her car
was the Alexandra. I asked our con-
ductor where it was bound for, and
he said it was the New Orleans car.
So 1 took the first train back, ran into
Ardmore shrugged h!s shoulders and
fumbled In Ills coat pockets as though
searching for Ideas. An austere com-
posure marked his countenance at all
times, and emphasised the real dis-
tinction of his clean-cut features. His
way of tilting back his head and Htar-
ing dreamily Into vacancy had estab-
lished for him a reputation for stu-
pidity that was wholly undeserved.
"IMense limit the discussion to the
present world, profeasor."
When Ardmore was displeased with
Griswold he called him professor, In
a withering tone that disposed of the
"We shall limit It to New Orleans
or the universe, as you like."
"I'm disappointed In you, Grissy.
You don't take this matter In the prop-
er spirit. I'm going to find that girl,
I tell you.”
"I want yon to find her, Ardy, ana
throw yourself at her feet. Be It far
from me to deprive you of the joy of
search. I thoroughly admire your
resolute spirit. It smacks of the old
heroic times. Nor can 1 conceal from
you my consuming envy. If a girl
should flatter me with a wink I should
follow her thriee round the world.
She should not dude me anywhere in
the Cope rnican system. If It were not
the nobler part for you to pursue
alone, I should forsake my professor-
ship and buckle on ray armor and
follow your standard—
With the winking eye
For my battle-cry.”
And Griswold hummed the words,
beating time with his stick, much to
"In my ignorance,” Griswold con-
tinued, ‘‘I recall but one allusion to
the wink In immortal song. If my
°ou‘ here, ^ IL'lZ'™ ‘
“I've Positively Got to Work..”
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Two Gentlemen Say Good-By.
/Utb^x F anything really in-
(' teresting should hap-
1 pen to me 1 think I
should drop dead,
i Xdeclared Ardmore
• ■ ■ as he stood talking
■ to Griswold in the
■ railway station at
■ Atlanta. ”1 entered
J ■ ■; upon this life un-
Pf- H der false pretenses,
thinking that money
*•J would make the game
"I admire your spirit. New Orleans
is much pleasanter than the polar ice,
and a girl with a winking eye isn't
to be overlooked in this vale of tears.
What did this alleviating balm for
tired eyes look like, if you remem-
ber anything besides the wicked
She was bareheaded, and her hair
was wonderfully light and fluffy, and
it was parted in the middle and tied
behind with a black ribbon in a great
bow. She rested her cheek on her
hand—her elbow on the window-sill,
soul than Browning who sings:
•All heaven, meanwhile, condensed into
Which fears to lose the wonder, should
You seem worried. Ardy. Does the
wink press so heavily, or what’s the
"The fact Is, I’m in trouble. My
sister says I've got to marry.”
"Mrs. Atchison. You know Nellie?
She's a nice girl and she's a good sis-
ter to me, but she’s running me too
hard on this marrying business. She's
»*»— ------ -...... ..... going to bring a bunch of girls down
you know—and she smiled a little as tQ .^rdsley in a few days, and she
a on •• m it n /I nff OTTfl W111 If Pfl-(10 . • «« - . ill T__1___ aLoIoo ••
easy. but here 1 am‘
" 27 years old, stalled
at the end of a blind alley, with no
light ahead: and to be quite frank,
old man, I don't believe you have the
advantage of me. What s the matter
with us, anyhow?”
"The mistake we make," replied
Griswold, "is in failing to seize oppor-
tunities when they offer. You and I
have talked ourselves hoarse a thou-
sand times planning schemes we never
pull off. We are cursed with inde-
cision, that's the trouble with us. YV e
never see the handwriting on the
wall, or if we do, it's just a streak of
hieroglyphics, and we don't know
what it means until we read about it
in the newspapers. But 1 thought you
were satisfied with the thrills you got
■ running as a reform candidate for
: alderman in New Y’ork last year. It
j was a large stage and the limelight
struck you pretty often. Didn't you
get enough? No doubt they'd be glad
to run you again.”
Ardmore glanced hastily about and
laid his hand heavily on his friend's
"Don't mention it—don't think of it!
1 No more politics in mine. The world
may go hang if it waits for me to set
it right. What I want is something
different, a real adventure—something
with spice in it. I have bought every-
thing money can buy, and now I'm
looking for something that can't be
tagged with a price.”
"There’s your yacht and the open
sea,” suggested Griswold.
"Sick of it! Sick to death of it!"
"Y’ou're difficult, old man, and
mighty hard to please. Why don’t you
turn explorer and go in for the south
"Perfectly bully! I've thought of It |
a lot, but I want to be sure I've j
cleaned up everything else first. It's ,
always up there waiting—on Ice, so j
to speak—but when It's done once i
there will be nothing left. I want to
save that for the last call.”
“Y'ou said about the same thing
when we talked of Thibet that first
evening we met at the University
club, and now the Grand Lama sings
U all ths phonographs, and for a
penny you can see him In a kineto-
scope, eating his luncheon. I remem-
ber very well that night. We were
facing each other at a writing-table,
and you looked up timidly from your
letter and asked me whether there
were two g’s in aggravate, and I an-
swered that it depended on the mean-
ing—one g for a mild case, two for a
severe one—and you laughed and we
began talking. Then we found out
how lonesome we both were, and you
asked me to dinner, and then took me
to that big house of yours up there
in Fifth avenue and showed me the
pictures in your art gallery, and we
found out that we needed each other."
"Y’es, I had needed you all right!"
And Ardmore sniffed dolefully, and
complained of the smoke that was
drifting in upon them from the train
sheds. "I wish you wouldn't always
be leaving me. Y’ou ought to give
up your job and amuse me. Y’ou're
the only chap I know who doesn't
talk horse or automobile or yacht, or
who doesn’t want to spend whole
evenings discussing champagne vin-
tages; but you’re too good a man to
be wasted on a college professorship.
Better let me endow an institution
that will make you president—there
might be something in that."
"It would make me too prominent,
so that when we really make up our
minds to go in for adventures I should
be embarrassed by my high position.
As a mere lecturer on “The Libeling
of Sunken Ships” in a law school, I'm
the most obscure person in the world.
And for another thing, we couldn't
risk the scandal ef tainted money. It
would be nasty to have your great-
grandfather's whisky deals with the
Mohawk Indians chanted iu a college
The crowd surged past them to the
Washington express, and a waiting
porter picked up Griswold’s bags.
"Wish you wouldn't go. 1 have
three hours to wait,” said Ardmore,
looking at his watch, "and the only
Atlanta man 1 know is out of town.”
“What did you say you were going I
to New Orleans for?” demanded Gris-
wold, taking out his ticket and mov-
ing toward the gate. "I thought you
exhausted the Creole restaurants long
"The fact is.” faltered Ardmore,
coloring, “I’m looking for some one.”
"Out with it—out with it!” com-
manded his friend.
"I'm looking for a girl I saw from a
car window day before yesterday. I
had started north, and my train i
stopped to let a south-bound train
pass somewhere in North Carolina.
The girl was on the south-bound
6leeper, and her window was opposite '
mine. She put aside the magazine
she was reading and looked me ever
the car moved off. and winked—do
you understand? Her eyes were blue,
Grissy. big and blue—and she was
"There are winks and winks, Ardy,"
observed Griswold with a judicial air.
"There is the wink inadvertent, to
which no meaning can be attached j.^ rather take chances myself with
There is the wink deceptive, usually tjjat amiable sort than marry into
given behind the back of a third per- j ur \eWport transaUantic set.”
son. and a vulgar thing which we will I ....... — -
says she’ll stay until I make a choice.’1
"Then, as we say in literary circles,
you're up against it. No wonder
you're beginning to take notice of
the frolicsome boarding-school girl
who winks at the world. I believe
Well, one thing's certain, Grissy.
not associate with your gr. 1 of the, youve got t0 come to Ardsley and
Alexandra. And then, to be br|e[' help me out while those people are
there is the wink of mischief, which . Vellie likes vou: she th
is observed occasionally in persons of
exceptional bringing up. There are
moments in the lives of all of us
when we lose our grip on conventions
—on morality, even. The psychology
of this matter is very subtle. Here
you are, a gentleman of austerely cor-
rect life: here is a delightful girl, on
whom you flash in an out-of-the-way
corner of the world. And she, not
wholly displeased by the frank ad-
miration in your eyes—for you may
as well concede that you stared at
"Well. I suppose I did look at her,"
admitted Ardmore, reluctantly.
"Pardonably, no doubt, just as you
would look at a portrait in a picture
gallery, of course. This boarding-
school niiss, who had never before
lapsed from absolute propriety, felt
the conventional world crumble be-
neath her as the train started. She
| there. Nellie likes you; she thinks
you're terribly intellectual and all
that, and if you’ll throw In a word
now and then, why—”
"Why, I may be able to protect you
from the crafts and assaults of your
sister. You seem to forget, Ardy,
that I'm not one of your American
leisure class. I'm always delighted
to meet Mrs. Atchison, but I’m a per-
son of occupations. I have a con-
sultation in Richmond to-morrow,
then me for Charlottesville. We have
examinations coming on, and, while I
like to play with you, I've positively
got to work."
(TO HE CONTINUED.')
A Tireless Turbine.
In a gas factory at Ivry, near Paris,
a Laval turbine, driven by jets of
steam, was once set to work, and
and when fairly under way was driven
could no more have resisted the f°r 3.600 hours. or 150 days, without
temptation to wink than she could stopping for an instant. An automatic
have refused a caramel or an invita- oiler kept it lubricated, and a work-
tion to appear as best girl at a church man vis>led ^ once in 12 hours to re-
wedding. Thus wireless communica-
tion is established between soul and
plenish the oil reservoir. The speed
of the circumference of the rotating
11UI1 cauiuuaiicu ucmcvu ov/ua
soul for an instant only, and then you d'sk being about six miles a minute,
are cut off forever. Perhaps, in the a point on that circumference must
next world, Ardy—” J have traveled in the course of the 150
Griswold and Ardmore had often days almost five and a half times the
idealized themselves as hopeless pur-
suers of the elusive, the unattainable,
the impossible; or at least Ardmore
had, and Griswold had entered into
the spirit of this sort of tiling for the
distance from the earth to the moon.
Lake Chad to Be Investigated.
Mr. Knight's proposed expedition td
joy ii gave Aruiuoie. 1 uvy uau uis- . .. _ . , . .... , .
, , .. .. itself chiefly with that still unsolved
cussed frequently the call of soul to ........... T’ r,_Mv, OT.
mystery. Lake Chad, Recently ex-
plorers have signally failed to agree
as to the shape and size of this ex-
traordinarily situated sheet of water.
Apparently, the lake Is divided Into
two by a belt of islands and reedy
, swamp land, but whereas the maps
of the French explorers show an open
channel across this belt a late expe-
dition has declared it impassable. And
that is not the only question to be
solved, for there are very varying ac-
counts of the size of the lake. It Is
said to be shrinking. There is even
a theory that it contracts and ex-
pands within a certain cycle of years.
Those Fine Pillows.
"Well, if that isn't just like a man!"
exclaimed Mrs. Jowers.
"What have I done now?” queried
Jowers, who was holding down the
soul—the quick glance passing be-
tween perfect strangers In crowded
thoroughfares, and had fruitlessly
speculated as to their proper course
in (he event the call seemed impera-
tive. A glance of the eye is one thing,
but it is quite another to address a
stranger and offer eternal friendship.
The two had agreed that, while, soul-
call or no soul-call, a gentleman must
keep clear of steamer flirtations, and
avoid even the most casual remarks
to strange young women m any cir-
cumstances, a gentleman of breeding
and character may nevertheless fol-
low the world's long trails in search
of a never-to-be-forgotten face.
The fact is that Ardmore was ex
ceedingly shy, and a considerable ex-
perience of fashionable society had
not diminished this shortcoming. Gris-
wold, on the other hand, had the Vir- ,
ginian's natural social instinct, but | 80^a', ^
he suffered from a widely-diffused im- Y\hy, rejoined Mrs. Jowers,
pression that much learning had made Put ,n three da>'8 makln* that 8°fa
him either Indifferent or extremely P*^ow> and t now y°u v* under
critical where women axe concerned. ; >'our head*“
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Bradfield, O. J. The Lamont Record. (Lamont, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 3, 1910, newspaper, March 3, 1910; Lamont, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc956992/m1/2/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.