Beaver County Democrat. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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•smimr Co. Domoormt
Fred a Treey. Puk.
llAVIW, tilt OKLA.
Open waion lor flab tale*.
Blood leas revolutions are la the
ume class with painless dentistry.
Some American boys would not care
to be president If they could be cham-
8pells of nasty weaih r are now
called by the weather bureau "ener-
Between dinlug on buoi heels and
pony meat polar explorations are not
attractive to the club man.
The reserve fort at lands savel from
the ai and. let ua hope, from Are equal
in area the state of Texas.
Colorado has soma snrewd holdup
men. In a recent robbery thejr did not
overlook the Pullman car porter.
Other Waahlngton papers are so
bright that It Is a wonder the Cougrea-
lonal Record doesn't speed up a lUtle,
When It is all over but the shouting
there are those in the audience who
do not appreciate that form of uolse
Cheer up! The national deficit up
to yet Is only 189.429,501. And why
worry when we can always bo-row
In a few more generations the
French will have convinced themselves
that the Wright brothers were born in
When the authorities keep their
hands off. gambling Is no more a mat
ter of chance than la running the
It'a all right to decoy flying ma
chines, but one thing In their favor Is
that one doean't have to lie on one's
back to repair them.
Threatening lettera may be Jokes
but It la a sort of humor which should
be discouraged effectually whenever
the Jokers are caught.
corr/Heur nor bt oseBs-rmmu. «*
Senator Morley Vernon's visit with his
fiancee waa Interrupted by a call from
Ma political boaa at the state capital.
Both regretted It, the girl mora than he.
becauae ahe had arranged to attend a
dinner that evening with him. 8he said
Rhe yearned for a national office for htm.
On Vernon's desk In the senate he found
a red rose, accompanied by a plea for
suffrage for women. He met the au-
thoreaa. pretty Mlse Maria Greene of
Chicago, who proposed to convert him
Into voting for houae resolution No. .
ICIss Qreene secured Vernon s promise.to
vote for the suffrage resolution. He alao
aided her by convincing others. He took
a Uklng to the fair suffragette. Mlaa
Greene consulted with the lieutenant-gov-
ernor. Vernon admitted to htmaelf that
the suffragette had stirred a strange fil-
ing within him. He forgot to read hla
fiancee's letter. Vernon made a feat
speech In favor of suffrage, aided by
glances from Miss Greene. The resolution
was made a special order. Vernon was
enthuslaattc on the prospects for the res-
olution. He waa much in Mlaa Greene a
company. Vernon neglected thoughts of
Amelia. He took Mlsa Greene driving and
laid out plana for the auccess of the reso-
lution. Vernon's speech caused! a great
newspaper aenaatlon. Ha was being neg-
lectedby Amelia, who had not answered
hla letter. Vernon Is "tipped off* that hla
suffrage resolution may notPj" . y
Miss Greene waa due the following morn-
ing ha had no fears. Mt«i Greene ar-
rived and breakfaated with Vernon.
Across the dining room jntrenched be-
hind women opponents of the suffrage
resolution, he spied Amelia. He started
toward her. She treated htm coldly and
one at a time; Mlaa Greene, as events
now had ahaped themselves, would
have to wait until he got over to the
Vernon found Amelia in one of the
hotel parlora, seated on s sofa by a
window. She was resting her chin In
her hand and looking down into Cap-
"Amelia." he said, bending over her.
•What la it? Tell me.'
He aat down beside her. and sought
to engage one of her hands In hla own,
but ahe withdrew It, and preaaed It
with the other and the handkerchief
In both, to her llpa and chin. Vernon
glanced about the reapectable parlora,
maintained in lnatant readiness for
anybody that might happen along with
hla little comedy or hla Uttls tragedy.
thinking alosd. "that you expect some
explsnstlon, some apology."
"Oh, aot at an." ahe said, lightly,
In the moat musical tone she could
"Very well," he said. "I wouldn't
know where to begin if you did. I'®
sure I'm not aware of having—"
She began to hum softly, to herself,
aa it were, some tunelesa air. He re-
membered that it was a way she had
when she. was angry. It was Intended
to show the last and utmost personal
unconcern. In such circumstances the
tune waa apt to be an Improvisation and
waa never melodloua. Sometimes it
made her easier to deal with, some-
times harder; he could never tell.
"I don't exactly see what we are
here for," he ventured, ateallng a look
at her. 8he had no reply. He fidgeted
a moment and then began drumming
wHh his fingers on the arm of the
"Please don't do that," she said.
He stopped suddenly.
"If you would be good enough, kind
enough," he said it sarcaatically, "to
indicate, to suggest, even, what I am
to do—to say."
"I'm sure I can't," she asld. "You
came. I presumed you bad something
to say to me."
"Well, I have something to say to
you," Vernon went on Impetuously.
"Why didn't you answer my lettera?
Why have you treated me this way?
That's what I want to know."
He leaned toward her. He was con
acloua of two emotions, two pasalons,
struggling within him, one of anger,
almoat hate, the other of love, and
strangely enough they had a striking
similarity In their effect upon him. He
felt like reproaching, yet he knew that
waa not the way, and he made a des-
perate atruggle to conquer himself.
He tried to look Into her face, but
she only turned farther away from
"I've spent the moat miserable week
I ever knew, doomed to stay here, un-
The cenaua bureau reporta "a abort
age of about 25.000 children." Laat
summer's drought or the renascense
of the kidnaping industry?
France will charge German aero
nauta 9100 each for landing on French
soli. Some will save the money if
they only land hard enough.
A Gotham magistrate has decided
that It Is no crime to tickle another,
which illustrates what grave queations
of law modern life la continually bring-
ing up for adjudication.
The Russian Black sea fleet has
aalled under aealed orders. Wouldn't
it make the commander mad If he
opened the envelope and found that
he waa bound for Japan!
University advisory boards are be
coming the fashion nowadays, but as
a rule the trustees and faculties of
such institutions do not expect these
boarda to give too much advice.
A velocity of 100 miles an hour was
attained by the wind In Cleveland the
other day. but the people of Cleveland
will go right on believing Chicago to
be the windiest city in the world.
Make a memorandum In your note
book that Boston will celebrate In
1920, with a world's fair, the three
hundredth anniversary of the Pilgrim
Fathers, and do not fall to attend It.
One of the scientists announces that
overeating as well as excessive drink
lng will produce a red. bulbous nose
But that doesn't help much. It is
about as foolish to overeat aa to drink
New York is to have a 31 atory
hotel. The builders probably cling to
the theory that it will not hurt any
more, in caae of Are. to Jump from the
thirty-first atory than it would to leap
from the seventeenth floor.
Children are so unpopular with land-
lords that an Illinois legislator has
introduced a bill which provldea that
It shall be unlawful and to b? against
public policy for any landlord to dis-
criminate against families where there
are children under 14 years old. it is
also declared to be equally reprehen
sible for any landlord to Insert a
clause forfeiting a lease In case a
baby is bom to the tenant family or
a child is adopted. It Is a safe bet
that this man Is a father and la not a
New Bedford la again restored to
the map by the report of the master
of a whaling ship that waa fitted out
in that port and has returned with a
record. The ship has brought back
to New Bedford more than 2,000 bar
rels of whale oil of a value of more
than $40,000. Thla means probably
that Capt. Magerty's crew captured 40
or DO "leviathans of the deep," which
Is pretty good business when one con
aiders that the whale oil fishing has
been regarded aa largely a thing ol
CHAPTER XI l<—Continued.
He looked at his watch; It was half
peat nine; the senate would convene
at ten; the reaolutlon would not be
reached before half-past ten at any
rate; and so he determined to brave
Mrs. Overman Hodge-Lathrop again.
He turned back into the lobby; there
she waa, hobnobbing with men; she
did not pass from group to group, aft
er the manner of any other lobbylat,
but by some coercion he wished he
might be master of. she drew them un
erringly to her side. Now ahe had
Braidwood, the leader of the house,
and chairman of the steering commit-
tee, and Porter, the leader of the sen-
ate. She appeared to be giving them
She had set her committee on less
Important game; the ladles were scat-
tered over the rotunda, each talking to
a little Bet of men. When Mrs. Over-
man Hodge-Lathrop saw Vernon com-
ing. she turned from Braidwood and
Porter and stood awaiting him.
Strangely enough Braidwood and Por-
ter stayed where they were, as If ahe
had put them there. And Vernon re-
flected that he had never known them,
aa doubtleaa no one else had ever
known them, to do such a thing as
"Where's Amelia?" he asked before
ahe could apeak.
"I have sent her upstairs," aald
Mrs. Overman Hodge-Lathrop, "poor
Vernon wondered why "poor child."
"It's really too bad," Mrs. Overman
"What 18 too bad?" demanded Ver-
non. He had grown sulky.
Mrs. Overman Hodge-Lathrop looked
at him pityingly.
"Morley," she said In a vast solemn
tone that came alowly up from her
great stays. " I can make allowances,
of course. 1 know something of the
nature of man; I will admit that that
Greene woman la remarkably hand-
some, and of her cleverness there can
be no doubt. I don't altogether Mame
She paused that Vernon might com-
prehend to the fullest her marvelous
"But at the Bame time it has been
hard on poor little Amelia. I saw no
other way than to bring her down.
You must go to her at once."
She turned toward Braidwood and
Porter, still standing where she had
"When you have done. I'll see you
with reference to this miserable reso-
lution; but that can wait till we are at
the capltol. This other matter comes
first, of course."
She smiled with a fat sweetness.
"And. Morley." she said, "order two
carriages for us at ten o'clock. You
may drive to the capltol with us."
And she went away.
Vernon ordered the carriages, and In
turning the whole matter over In his
mind he came to the conclusion thai
he muat deal with these complications
She continued to look obdurately out
of the window.
"Amelia," be Bald, "aren't you going
to speak to me? Tell me what I have
Still there came no answer. H«
flung himself back on the aofa help
"Well." he said, "I don't know what
It all means. I've tried to fathom It In
the last hour, but It's too deep for me;
I give it up." He flung out his hands
to illustrate his abandonment.
"God knows." he suddenly ex-
claimed, "I waa only trying to do
aomethlng worthy—for your sake!"
"Please don't swear, Morley," Ame-
He looked up swiftly.
"Well—" he began, explosively, but
he didn't continue. He relapaed into
a moody silence. He stretched his legs
out before him in an ungainly attitude,
with his hands plunged deep In his
trousers' pockets. Then he knitted his
brows and tried to think.
"1 suppose," he said, as if he ware
able to get swsy to go to you, and
with this fight on my hands!"
"You seemed to be having a fairly
good time," the girl said.
"Now, Amelia, look here," said Ver-
non, "let's not act like children any
longer; let's not have anything so fool-
ish and little between ua."
His tone made hla words a plea, but
It plainly had no effect upon her, for
she did not answer. They sat there,
then, In silence.
"Why didn't you writer* Vernon de-
manded after a little while. He looked
at her. and she straightened up and
her eyes flashed.
"Why didn't I write!" she ex-
claimed. "What was I to write, pray?
Were not your letters full of this odi-
ous Maria Burlaps Greene? And as If
that were not enough, weren't the pa-
pers full of you two? And that speech
—oh. that speech—that Portia and
Helen, and 'I fill this cup to one
made up,' ah, it waa sickening!" She
flirted away again.
"But, darling." Vernon cried, "listen
—you misunderstood—I mat an |
for you. didn't you understand?"
"Didn't you see? Why. dearest. I
thought that when you reed the papers
you'd be the proudest girl alive!"
Her lip curled.
"I read the papers." she said, aad
then added, significantly, "this once,
"Well, you certainly don't Intend to
hold me responsible for what tha pas
pers ssy, do you?"
She resumed her old sttitude, her el-
bow on the arm of the sofa, her chin
in her hand, and looked out the win-
dow. And she began to hum again.
"And then," he pressed on, "to come
down here snd not even let me know;
why you even celled me Mister Ver-
non when I csme Into the dining
"Yes," she exclslmed, suddenly
wheeling sbout, "I saw you corns Into
the dining room this morning!" Her
eyes grew dark snd flashed.
He regretted, on the instant
"I saw you!" she went on. " I ssw
you rush up to that Maria Burlaps
Greene woman, and—oh, it was hor-
"Her name Isn't Burlaps, dear." said
'How do you know her nsme, I'd
like to know!" She put her hands to
her face. He saw her tears.
"Amelia," he said, masterfully, "II
you don't stop that! Listen—we've
got to get down to buslnees."
She hastily brushed the tears from
her eyes. She was humming wes
more, and tapping the toe of her boot
on the carpet, though she was not tap-
ping It In time to her tune.
"Why did you come down without
letting me know?" Vernon went on;
but still she wss silent.
You might st lesst hsve given
"Warning?" she said, with a keen
Amelia!" he ssld, and his tons car-
ried a rebuke.
Well, I don't care!" she cried. "It's
all true! You couldn't stay for my
dinner, but you could come down here
She covered her face with her hands
snd burst suddenly Into tears. Ver-
non gaxed at her in astonishment
"Why, desrest!" he said, leasing
over, and trying to take her in his
arms. She drew away from bin aad
sobbed. Vernon glanced about the
room helplessly He plesded with her,
but she would not listen; neither
would she be comforted, but continued
to sob. Vernon, In a man's.anguish
with a weeping woman, stood up.
"Amens! Amelia!" He bent over
her and spoke firmly. "You must not!
Listen to me! We must go over to—"
Suddenly he stood erect, and jerked
out his watch.
"Heavens!" he cried. "It's half-past
She tried to control herself then,
and sitting up, began to wipe her eyes.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
IN THE TOILS OF INFLUENZA.
Unlucky Pittsburg Citlssns Compare
Notee In Strangs Language.
When two East enders met on a car
bound downtown on a recent muggy
morning and engaged In conversation,
the other passengers were under the
impression for a time that they were
listening to a discussion In Espersn-
to or Volapuk. It ran something like
"Yes, dice bordl'g—dot"
"Dot a thl'g. Adythl'g dew Id your
"Dot a blabed thl'g."
"How you feell'g this bordl'g?*
"Od de bub."
"8o ab I. Dearly sdeesed by head
off last dlght"
"Goi'g to the beetl'g to dlght?"
"Dot on your tldtype. Gol'g to stay
hobe a'd dri'k rub and hodey."
"Good gabe. Hot rub pudtch lor
"Well, here we are dowdtowd. flo
And they wended their dismal ways
It was a rabbit and a boy that first
discovered silver in the Cobalt region
of Ontario. The boy saw the rabbit
run into a hole, and started to poke
him out with a stick. While at this
he found a piece of silver ore that the
rsbblt bad scrstched out In digging
his retrest. Millions of dollars have
already been taken out of the ground,
and there are millions to come. All
the Canadian ellver dollars coined aft-
er thla should have the head of a boy
on one tide and that of a rabbit on the
other. When a boy geta after a rab-
bit, something Is sure to happen.
Use of Osone In Curing Colds.
A Pittsburg firm has Just completed
for a homoeopathic hospital the Ursa
osone plant ever erected in thla coun-
try. Colds have been completely cured
ln ^tPtautes by otone, and It Is or
greafrtglue for fumigating purposes.
Osone forced Into water makes it ab-
solutely pure, killing every germ it
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