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March 27. 1914
HOW GIRL'S FAITH
Candidate For Governor of Ok
lahoma Former Convict.
TURNING POINT IN HIS LIFE
Ten Years Ago High School Girl
I Smiled Confident Trust Into Eyes of
Desperate Man Just Released From
Prison—Now He Explains That Her
Belief Turned Tide of His Life.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Once an out
law, train robber and convict. A 1 Jen
nings is now one of the leading candi
dates for governor of this state. But
that is another story. This is how he
was made to lift his head and see
something bright in the future.
A girl of sixteen was traveling across
the state with her grandparents. She
was a high school student of Edwards
ville. Ind.. and carried about a pretty
safe map of human nature in her own
little head. Her grandfather met A 1
Jennings in the smoking car. Alice
Warder, the high school girl, thought
that Jennings looked really nice in
spite of the fact that his face was
seamed and marred with a thousand
wrinkles. His smile, however, was
like the smile of all humanity. And
there was ineradicable dignity in his
five feet five inches. He said his name
was Mr. Jennings and he had been
talking to Alice's grandfather of train
Mr. Jennings knew everything in
the world there was to know about
train robbers. He described them in
glaring detail in the light of his inti
mate knowledge. Alice Warder had
never in her life spent a more thrilling
It was dark and Mr. Jennings was
still talking. Alice s grandfather drew
his wife to another seat, leaving Alice
to drink in more adventures.
"Miss Warder. I have deceived you a
little bit. I guess. I talked as if I had
only heard of these holdups from other
people or maybe read about them. The
fact is I planned every one. I am a
train robber myself. Got sent up for
it lam just out of the Leavenworth
"I thought I'd tell you about it so
you wouldn't think I had imposed on
you. I'm through lying. Never did lie
except when I had to. There is mighty
little difference between acting a lie to
a girl like you and telling one. I am
going to tell your grandfather about it
in a minute."
Suddenly Alice, with her" knowledge
of human nature—this girl believer in
the innate goodness of bad men—had
an impulse that the man who wit
nessed it has never forgotten. He
says now it had a great deal to do
changing the drift of his life, then
black with defeat Alice Warder, her
eyes shining, stretched out her hands
"I don't care a bout your past—l don't
care a bit—so long as your future's all
Five minutes more and the two part
ed. The ex-convict went on riding in
the smoking car toward a future of
which until that night he thought usu
ally with cynical contempt The man
and the girl with hopeful eyes did not
meet again for ten years.
Now she is Mrs. L. O. McLean of
Pittsburgh. Uecently the maid ushered
a caller into Mrs. McLean's library.
And without other warning * well
dressed little man. his face very lined
and his hair very red. stood before her.
"A 1 Jennings!"
It was the first tim e they bad met in
ten years. Both had many stories to
tell during the four hours* conversa
"Goodby, Alice." The farewell came
after dinner. "Have got to get back
to Oklahoma. And. say. I'm S oln ß to
mn for governor out there In the
fPrlng Among other t liings they want
the Oklahoma prisons reformed, and
»ey want a man who I* familiar with
the problems from the Inside.'*
And Mrs. McLean gripped the little
man 9 hand. There were tears of glad
ness in her eyes. "You'll win. take it
torn me." she said. "Don't I k*> w
wnat you can do?"
AUTO WHEEL DOES DAMAGE.
After Wrecking Kitchen It Sets House
South Norwalk, Conn.—The wheel of
a large automobile, said to have been
going a mile a minute, went through
the pantry window of Mrs. Isabelle
Seymour's home here, sending dishes
in all directions. Then it entered the
kitchen, knocked the stove to pieces
and set the house ou Are. Next it hit
the other side of the house, which
The wheel, which weighed more than
100 pounds, was broken from the au
tomobile of William Rlcker of New
York as it was coming down steep
The wheel gained momentum for a
hundred feet or so, then knocked over
a fence at the side of the road and
went down a precipitous incline to
Mrs. Seymour's home.
Locked Up In Tool Box of an Outgoing
Springfield, Mo. — How ten fathers
horsewhipped a man who had been ac
cused of improper conduct at his
boarding house and then shipped him
out of town by locking him in the tool
box of a locomotive, was told to the
police chief here by a committee of
citizens who had been summoned to
The affair occurred the night pre
vious, and Its victim, according to the
report to the police, was Jerry Malone.
an employee at the St. Louis and San
Francisco (Frisco) railroad shops.
No trace of Malone could be found
the next day. and Frisco officials were
asked to open the tool box on every lo
comotive between here and Newburg.
Mo., as it is believed he was sent to
SNOW ENTOMBS FOUR IN TENT
Hunting Party In West Forced to Dig
Fifty Foot Tunnel.
Reno, Nev.—Marooned by a twelve
foot fall of snow. R. D. Hawley, an
eastern banker, and three companions
on a bunting trip were forced to
spend a week in a tent on one of the
peaks of the Peavine mountain range.
The snowstorm was so severe that
the men were obliged to remain in
their tent until their provisions ran
out. They then dug a tunnel fifty feet
long and succeeded in killing some
game. One of the party fell and
sprained his knee.
Mountain lions prowled about the
tent and once even penetrated into the
tunnel, but were driven away.
APPEAL BY TILLMAN
Senate Votes to Forbid To
bacco at Secret Sessions.
Washington.—There will be no more
*moking behind closed doors when the
senate is in secret session nor in the
secret party caucus room. The fragrant
Havana will be put away voluntarily
by the senators, at least so long as
Senator Benjamin it. Tillman of South
Carolina is one of their members. This
was decided by a unanimous vote.
"Pitchfork Ben," who is sixty-seven
years old and was given up by his
friends for dead four years ago after
a stroke of paralysis, now finds that
tobacco smoke nauseates him, and be
cannot take part in the secret proceed
ings because of the tobacco fumes. He
Introduced a resolution to abolish smok
ing in secret session. It was abolished
in open session many years ago.
But for the personal appeal of the
aged and infirm senator In a whimsical
speech it Is not likely that the resolu
tion would have been adopted. All of
his colleagues are very fond of him.
He read a letter from Senator Root of
New York indorsing his request
The South Carolina senator appear
ed in the new role of health lecturer.
Not only did he discuss the tobacco
habit but he said most people were
digging their graves with their teeth.
Overeating and other forms of high
living, he said, were killing hjs col
NEW FUEL FOR FURNACES.
Pulverized Coal May Revolutionize
Sharon, Pa.—Officers of a steel com
pany are elated over the successful re
sult of experiments conducted with
pulverized coal in an open hearth fur
The first heat with the new fuel was
drawn off recently. Not only was the
quality of the metal higher, but more
heat was made In much less time than
la obtained by the old method.
The new furnace is the only one
equipped for pulverized coal, but offi
cials declare several will be erected
immediately. Steel men state that the
OBe of the new fuel will revolutionize
open hearth steel making.
Girl Bests Hole Digger.
Morgantown. W. Va. - Miss Emma
Boughner. a young girl, compelled a
sane of workmen employed by the
West Virginia Traction and Electric
rompanv to lose a half day's work
when she Jumped into a hole they had
dug in order to erect a pole in front of
ber father's home. After waiting for
Several hours for the girl to leave the
Zle the foreman decided to place the
pole at another place.
_THE_KENNEWICK COURIER, KENNEWICK. WASHINGTON
UNCLE SAM AT
Exhibitions of Every Phase of
HOW OUR MONEY IS MINTED
Elaborate Plans For This Public Dem
onstration—Army and Navy, Postal
Service, Fish Commission and Bu
reau of Standards Among Depart
ments to Be Represented.
The United States government is pre
paring a series of elaborate exhibits
for the Panama-Pacific International
exposition, which will be distributed
among all of the various exhibit pal
ates and will show every phase of the
A feature of a sightseeing trip
through Washington always is a visit
to the bureau of engraving, where
the actual making of the paper notes
is shown. A reproduction of this part
of the treasury will be found in
San Francisco, and visitors to the ex
position will be enabled to witness
the actual manufacture of United
States money in one of the exhibit pal
aces. The machinery that turns out
millions of dollars a day will be taken
direct from one of the United States
mints to the exposition, and every de
tail of the mintage displayed.
Few realize just what the United
States tisb commission is doing for the
American people, and the government
is now preparing the construction of
an aquarium, and, in connection with
it, the hatchery in which the various
stages of development from the spawn
to the full sized fish will be shown.
It is the fish commission, explains
the New York Post, that keeps the
6treams and lakes stocked with the
edible fishes, and by scientific breeding
prevents the extinction of species. The
spawn are hatched in numbers ranging
into the billions, yet despite the re
markable care with which they are
bandied only a small perceutdfge of
these ever attain maturity. Large cans
of the eggs and the hatched fish are
transported from the hatcheries to the
streams and must be fed with air ev
ery few moments. This requires con
stant care and exceptional knowledge.
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KENNEWICK = = WASHINGTON
For many years the prfvllage of wit
nessing actual practice with the big
disappearing coast defense guns has
been greatly limited, and only ac
quaintance with army men or influ
ence in Washington could gain the de
The government now has consented
to permit the visitors to the exposition
to have free access to forts adjoining
the exposition grounds.
Daily practice on the big guns with
subcaliber charges will be held and
weekly target practice with full
charges. Each time one of these guns
is fired with a full charge the cost to
the government amounts to several
In addition to this unusual feature,
several regiments of soldiers station
ed at the Presidio, the largest army
post of the west, will muneuver and
hold daily drills and exercises and may
even compete with detachments of
troops from foreign nations attending
the international military tournament.
Scene Showing Busy Mail Car.
In the Palace of Transportation a
postal car will be shown in its entire
ty with the postal clerks actually op
erating a railway mail car. There will
also be on the grounds a small post
office, where letters may be mailed.
Every detail of the operation of check
ing. handling and transmitting mail
may be seen here.
On the sea front of the exposition
site there will be maintained and op
erated a United States government life
saving station, fully equipped, where
exhibition drills will be held daily.
Work done on battleships will be dis
played and explained in detail by the
officers in charge, and the education of
the enlisted men will be shown.
The bureau of standards is one of
the least known departments of the
government, yet its work Is without
question highly Important This de
partment also will be represented by
an elaborate exhibit
BIG PRIZES FOR WOMEN.
Chicago Plan For Recognition of Nota«
A movement which is receiving con
siderable supports and arousing much
enthusiasm has been Inaugurated by
the Chicago Woman's Association of
Commerce, whereby American recog
nition is to be accorded the notable
achievements of women by the bestow
al of a series of prizes similar to the
Nobel prizes. It is tentatively suggest
ed that the prizes range from $10,000
to $40,000 '
The plan will be presented in June
to a body of women consisting of the
great women writers, artists, musi
cians, financiers, scientists and think-
era of the age Calls are b»ing sent all
over the world to summon these wom
en to a meeting in Chicago to be held
between the 13th and 20th of June.
The biennial convention of the Gen
eral Federation of Women's Clubs,
whlrh will meet in Chicago at that
time, will call thousands of women
from all over the world to that city.
A congress of women's achievements
to be held by the Woman's Association
of Commerce at that time will provide
an appropriate setting for the meeting.
Not Even Bent.
Little Eric had dropped a basKet
containing some eggs on his way o
from the grocery.
"How many did you break? asked
"I didn't break any," replied Eric,
"but the hulls came off two or three.
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take your Ingersoll in exchange for a 1 (flMpy
better one and allow you the price you ~Vr_
paid. Come and investigate. !R
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