Beaver County Democrat. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1910 Page: 3 of 8
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"I Reckon Y'u'rs the Guv'nor, Aint
Thomu Ardmore, bored millionaire,
S? ??e,nry Maln* Qriswold, professor In
the University of Virginia, take trains
out of Atlanta. Qriswold to his college,
V Ardmore in pursuit of a firi who had
winked at him two days before, as their
trains stood opposite each other.
Prof. Oriswold's eyes wandered re-
peatedly from his manuscript to the
car celling, then furtively to the un-
compromisingly averted shoulder and
head of the young lady, then back to
his lecture notes, until he was weary
of the process.
The alligator-hide suit-case thrust
under the seat bore the familiar label
. of a Swiss hotel where Qriswold had
T' once spent a week, and spoke of the
girl's acquaintance with an ampler
world. When Phoebe had brought it
forth the initials "B. O." in small
black letters suggested Baltimore ft
Ohio to Oriswold's laxy speculations,
whereupon he reflected that while
Baltimore was plausible, the black
servant eliminated Ohio; and as every
Virginian knows every other Virgin-
ian, he tried to identify her with
Old Dominion family names beginning
with 0, but without result.
He went out to jupper, secured the
)~\ only remaining table for two, and
was giving his order when the young
lady appeared. She had donned her
hat, and as she stood a moment in
the entrance, surveying the line of
tables, her distinction was undeniable.
There were but two vacant places in
the car, one facing Qriswold, the
other across the aisle at a larger
table where three men were en-
gaged In animated discussion. The
girl viewed the prospect with evident
disappointment as the waiter drew
out the vacant chair at Oriswold's
table. She carried herself bravely,
but wore still a trlste air that
touched Oriswold's sympathy. He
rose, told the waiter that he would
sit at the other table, and the girl
murmured ber thanks with a forlorn
little smile as she took his seat.
The appearance of Orlswold aroused
the Mississipplan to a renewal of the
discussion of the New Orleans Inci-
dent He was In excellent humor, and
had carried to the car a quart bottle,
which he pushed toward Qriswold:
"As the governor of North Carolina
•aid to the governor of South Caro-
"No, thank you." and a* he spoke
Oriswold's eyes fell upon the girl,
and he saw annoyance written fleet-
lngly on her face.
"Well, sir," the Mississipplan de-
clared. "after you left us awhile ago
we got to talking about Dangerfield
and his trouble with Osborne. There's
something back of this rumpus. Tou
see. it they lived In the same state
you might account for a fierce rivalry
between them. Both of 'em, for ex-
ample, might have the senatorial bee
jn their bonnets; but either one of
'em could make the senate any time
he pleased. I guess they're the two,
biggest men In the south right now.
They're too big to be touchy about
any small matter; that's why I reckon
there's something behind this little
racket over there at New Orleans.
No passing remark would send men off
that way, so wild that they wouldn't
travel on the same train together.
Please pass the salf Interposed
The Mississipplan enjoyed the
sound of his own voice, which boomed
out above the noise of the train with
broad effects of dialect that these
types will not be asked to reproduce.
Oriswold's eyes had again met those
of the girl opposite, and there was, be
felt, a look of appeal in them. The
discussion distressed her, just as the
telegrams from New Orleans In the
afternoon papers had distressed her,
and Orlswold began at once to enter-
tain his table companions with his
views on a number of national polit-
ical issues that were as vital to Art*
iona or Wyoming as to the Carolinaa
When he went back into the car at
11 o'clock he found the girl and her
maid still sitting in their sections
though most of the other berths, in-
cluding his own, had been made up.
The train was slowing down, and,
wishing a breath of air before retir-
ing, he went to the rear platform of
the sleeper, which was the last car
of the train. The porter had opened
the door in the vestibule to allow the
brakeman to run back with his tor-
pedoes. The baggage car had devel-
oped a hot box, and, jumping out.
Qriswold saw lanterns flashing ahead
where the trainmen labored with the
sick wheel. The porter vanished,
leaving Qriswold alone. The train
had stopped at the edge of a small
town, whose scattered houses lay
darkly against the hills beyond. The
platform lamps of a station shone a
quarter of a mile ahead. The feverish
steel yielded reluctantly to treatment,
and Qriswold went forward and
watched the men at work for a few
minutes, then returned to the end of
the train. He swung himself Into the
vestibule and leaned upon the guard
rail, gaslng down the track toward
the brakeman's lantern. Then he
grew Impatient at the continued de-
lay and dropped down again, pacing
back and forth In the road-bed behind
the becalmed train. The night was
overcast, with hints of rain In the
air, and a little way from the rear
lights It was pitch dark. Orlswold
felt sure that the train would not
leave without the brakeman. and ha
was further reassured by the lanterns
of the trainmen beside the baggage
car. Suddenly, as he reached the car
and toned to retrace his ate*, a
man sprang up, seemingly from no-
where. and accosted him.
"1 reckon yVre the gov'nor, alnt
"Tea, certainly, my man. What
can I do for you?'" replied Qriswold.
"I reckoned It was y'u when y*u
fust come out on the platform. Tm
app'lnted to tell y'u, gov'nor, that if
f'u have Bill Applewelght arrested In
8outh Car'llna, y'u'U get something
one of these days y'u won't like. And
If y'u try to find me y'u'U get It quick-
er. Good night, gov'nor."
"Good night!" stammered Qriswold.
The least Irony bad crept Into the
word governor as the man uttered It
and slipped away Into the darkness.
The shadows swallowed him up; the
frogs In the ditch, beside the track
chanted dolorously; then the locomo-
tive whistled for the brakeman, whose
lantern was already bobbing toward
As Orlswold swung himself into the
vestibule the girl who had borrowed
his newspapers turned away hurried-
ly and walked swiftly before him to
her section. The porter, who was
gathering her things together, said, as
■he paused in the aisle by her seat:
"Beglnnln' to get ready, Miss Os-
bo'n. We're gwlne Intu Columbia SO
minutes late all account dat hot box."
Orlswold passed on to the smoking
compartment and and lighted a cigar.
His acquaintances of the supper table
had retired, and he was glad to be
alone with bis thoughts before the
train reached Columbia. He dealt
harshly with himself for his stupidity
in not having associated the girl's
perturbation over the breach between
the governor of North Carolina and
the governor of South Carolina with
the initials on her traveling bag; he
had been very dull, but It was clear
to him now that she was either the
daughter or some other near relative
of Gov. Osborne. In a few minutes
she would leave the train at Colum-
bia. where the governor lived, and, be-
ing a gentleman, he would continue
on his way to Richmond, and thence
to the university, and the Incident
would be closed. But Qriswold was a
lawyer, and he had an old-fashioned
southern lawyer's respect for the
majesty of law. On the spur of curios-
ity or Impulse he had received a
threatening message Intended for the
governor of South Carolina, who.
from the manner of the delivery of
the message, had been expected on
this train. Orlswold argued that the
man who had spoken to him had been
waiting at the little station near
which they had stopped, in the hope
of seeing the governor; that the wait-
ing messenger had taken advantage of
the unexpected halt of the train, and,
further, that some suggestion of the
governor In his own appearance had
deceived the stranger. He felt the
least bit guilty at having deceived the
man, but It was now clearly his duty
to see that the governor was advised
of the threat that had been communi-
cated In so unusual a manner.
He was pondering whether he
should do this In person or by letter
or telegram, when the rattle of the
train over the switch frogs In the
Columbia yards brought him to the
point of decision.
The porter thrust his head Into the
"Columbia, sah. To* berth's all
ready, sah. To' gwlne t* Richmond—
His hands were filled with the
young lady's luggage. The lettering
on the suit-case seemed, In a way, to
appeal to Qriswold and to fix his de-
"Porter! Put my things off. Til
wait here for the morning train."
The Absence of Gov. Osborna.
Orlswold spent the night at the
Saluda house, Columbia, and rose In
the morning with every intention of
seeing Gov. Osborne, or some one In
authority at his ofllce, as soon as pos-
sible and proceeding to Richmond
without further delay. As be scanned
the morning newspaper at breakfast
he read with chagrin this item, prom-
"Gov. Osborne, who was expected
home from the Cotton Planters' con-
vention yesterday morning, has been
unavoidably detained In Atlanta by
Important personal business. Miss
Barbara Osborne arrived last night
and proceeded at once to the gover-
"8everal matters of considerable im-
portance await the governor's return.
Among these is the matter of dealing
with the notorious BUI Applewelght.
It Is understood that the North Caro-
lina officials are unwilling to arrest
Applewelght, though bis hiding-place
Is In the hills on the border near Kil-
dare la well known. Although he
runs back and forth across the state
line at pleasure, be Is a North Caro-
linian beyond question, and it's about
time Gov. Dangerfleld took note of
the fact However, the governor of
South Carolina may be relied on to
act with his usual high sense of pub-
lic duty In this matter."
Prof. Orlswold was not pleased to
learn that the governor was still ab-
sent from the capital. He felt that
he deserved better luck after the
trouble he had taken to warn the
governor. It waa now Tuesday; he
had no further lecturee nt the univer-
sity until the following Monday, aad
after he had taken his bearings of
Columbia, where It occurred to him
he had not an acquaintance, he walked
toward the capitol with a well-formed
Idea of seeing the governor's private
secretary—and. If that person ap-
peared to be worthy of confidence, ap-
prising him of the governor's danger.
It was not yet nine o'clock when he
entered the governor's office. He
waited In the reception-room, adjoin-
ing the official chamber, but the sev-
eral deaks of the clerical staff re-
mained unoccupied. He chafed a bit
aa time passed and no one appeared,
for his north-bound train left at 11,
and he could not fairly be asked to
waste the entire day here. He waa
pacing the floor, expecting one of the
clerks to appear at any moment, when
a man entered hurriedly, walked to
the closed Inner door, shook It Impa-
tiently, and kicked It angrily as he
turned away. He was a short thick-
set man of 35. dressed In blue serge,
and bis movements were quick snd
nervous. He growled under his
breath and swung round upon Orls-
wold as though to tax him with re-
sponsibility for the cloeed door.
"Has no one been here this morn-
ing?" he demanded, glaring at the
If you don't count me I should an-
swer no," replied Orlswold quietly.
The two gentlemen regarded each
other for a moment contemptuous
dislike clearly written on the smaller
man's face, Qriswold half-smlllng and
'I am waiting for the governor," re-
marked Qriswold, thinking to gain
'Then you're likely to wait some
time," Jerked the other. "The whole
place seems to be abandoned. I never
saw such a lot of people."
'Not having seen them myself, I
must reserve judgment," Qriswold re-
marked, and the blue serge suit flung
out of the room.
Presently another figure darkened
the entrance, and the colored servant
whom Orlswold had seen attending
Miss Osborne on the train from At-
lanta swept Into the reception-room
and, grandly Ignoring his presence,
sat down In a chair nearest the closed
door of the Inner chamber. Orlswold
felt that this waa encouraging, as Im-
plying some link between the gover-
nor and his domestic household and
he was about to ask the colored wom-
an If she knew the business hours of
the office when the cloeed door opened
and Miss Osborne appeared on the
threshold. The colored woman rose,
and Orlswold, who happened to be
facing the door when It swung open
with such startling suddenness, stared
an Instant and bowed profoundly.
"I beg your pardon, but I wish very
much to see Gov. Osborne or his sec-
Miss Osborne. In white, trailing a
white parasol in her hand, and with
white roses in her belt, still stood half
withdrawn inside the private office.
"I am very sorry that Gov. Osborne
and his secretary are both absent"
she answered, and the two eyed each
other gravely. Orlswold felt that the
brown eyes Into which he looked had
lately known tears; but she held her
head high, with a certain defiance,
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Another Polar Episode.
He waa making a dash for the pole
In an automobile.
Suddenly the engine refused to
He was In the middle of a terrible
Ice field. His provisions had given
out He felt the cold chill creeping
over him, and he knew he couldn't ex-
ist much longer. His limbs stiffened
and his hands became numb. The end
was near. He was giving up.
And then, like a flash, an idea came
to him. He lay flat on his back with
his head directly under the automo-
He opened his moth and turned on
The small stream of antl-freese
trickled down his throat
He was saved!
Where Belshaxzar Feasted.
Oerman excavators In the ruins of
Babylon have been looking over Nebu-
chadnessar's palace. The ancient city
Is buried beneath the remnants of su-
perimposed buildings, but the tomb of
the old civilisation bas been made to
yield its secrets. There baa been
found the great oblong hall, with an
alcove for the throne, where Belshas-
tar held the famous feast and heard
the warning voice of the prophet
Many relics of those precursors of
the modern public dinner hsve bees
discovered. The architecture of those
days seems to have been mighty. One
of the outer walls of the palace was
more than 14 yards thick.
Danger In 8pittlng on Sidewalks.
In order to show that spitting on th«
sidewalks is dangerous to health,an In-
vestigation has been made by Dr. John
Robertson, medical health officer of
Birmingham, England, which shows
that seven per cent, of the "spits" col-
lected In public places contained con-
sumption germs. On the other hand
the dust collected from the floors of
the cottages of the Adirondack Cottage
sanitarium has been found to be free
of tuberculosis germs, showing that a
careful consumptive is not dangerous.
This Isn't a comic paper Joke; It ao>
tually happened on Eliot street In the
South end yesterday. A hardware deal-
er hung a sign outside his door read-
ing: "Our skates are guaranteed in
every way." A newsboy tore it down
and hung Jt up In front of a liquor
store next door.—Boston Journal.
Many who used to smoke 10c cigars
buy Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c.
The decay of poetry may be due to
the fact that so much of it Is rotten.
Cotton growing is being resumed in
Palestine. An extensive suitable area
Is available. During our civil war cot-
ton was cultivated there on an exten-
sive scale, of which several old cotton
presses still bear witness. It Is said
that the cotton was of very good qual-
ity. Companies are being organised.
In Turkey of late years a distinct re-
vival of the cotton lnduatry bas be-
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