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About Morning enterprise. (Oregon City, Or.) 1911-1933 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 19, 1911)
MORNINQ ENTERPRISE, ATimn.Y. AUOUST 19. 1011.
Br UTUJ3 BEApl POTTER
Opyrtht by American IT A-
cUllon. Oil. ...J
A young- cIcrKjwau frvxtj from
theological etulutir; enlrrrd gnu)
bllnx deo to IH'ad Man nulcb and.
, ataudltiff In Ibe renter of tba twin.
aaid In a aooorwu vlc:
"You are lovitrd lu artvnd a prayer
meeting In Tmuwn'a wood t com
meoc at 5 o'clock. It la now a quar
ter to 4. I truat Ibat aver? tuau pre
at will be there."
Inatead of every man bowriu!i a will-
tngneaa to go to Tompson'a wood ev
cry man proceeded with what be wua
dolug. wbloh waa principally rambling.
The young clergyman-be might have
been twenty -seven or tweuty-elirbl
yeara old looked mildly upon ibia
want of reapontts. not In the least din
Couraged. and waa about to leave the
aaloon wben bla attention waa attract
ed to a young girl wbo came In. ap
proached table where half a dott-n
men were playing poker, and. putting
her arma around the neck of one of the
players, begged him to leave.
"Do come home, father. she said.
"Mother la sick and yoar being here
"After I've played a few tands more,
Effle. I've had a long ran of bad luck,
which ta aura to turn.'"
The clergyman from the moment tbe
girl entered waa visibly affected by
her presence. Going to the table, be
looked over tbe game for awhile, then
aid to her father. "If yon go home
111 see what I can do to recover your
losses. Every one looked up at tbe
speaker aurprised. especially tbe roan
addressed. Ue rose, leaving seven or
eight dollara on tbe table, and. telling
his daughter to go borne and aay to ber
mother that be would be there soonT
stood looking over tbe game.
Ella fellow gamesters were Are stool
pigeons and one card sharp. They bad
fleeced the mau wbo had given up bla
place out of nearly all tbe money be
possessed. Tbe clergyman steadily
won, but In small amounta. till be bad
Increased tbe pile before blm to- sev
eral hundred dollars. Then tbe card
sharp gave bis stool pigeons a look and
opened tbe next band for a Jack pot
All stayed in for one round, tben drop
ped out on tbe second, and on tbe third
tbe betting was left to tbe card sharp
and tbe clergyman, wbo continued to
raise each other till tbe pot resembled
a miniature mountain.
By this time there were a number of
lookers on. and tbe excitement waxed
high. A clergy man playing against
Dave Simpson, who was known for
tbe alickest card sharp at Dead Man's
Gulch, was aa Interesting sight to see.
- When tbe two men tired of raising
each other Simpson -called" tbe cler
gyman. Tbia by tbe rules of tbe game
compelled tbe latter to show bin band
first, an evident disadvantage to him.
playing with a light lingered oppo
nent wbo might increase his hand aft-
. er knowing what tbe clergyman held.
The broad brim of the parson's cleri-
' cal felt hat waa palled down over bla
eyes, and his cards were held close un
der them. Presently be said mildly;
' "I aee four kings In my band, and
nothing will beat four kings except
' fonr aces. Since I've got an ace. too.
there's d way for you to beat me ex
cept by Introducing an are from an
other pack, wblcb would, to aay the
least, be Irregular. I'm going to show
my cards, and if you have that flftb
ace I'd advise yon to keep It dark."
. The speaker seemed to be troubled
by an itching at tbe back of bis neck
and put a band up to scratch. When
he withdrew bis band be held In it a
knife elgbt Inches long, wbloh he beld
over bla opponent. . Tbe latter retained
his nerve, altting motionless.
"You're no psrson. he said. "Who
"I am a clergyman of the Methodist
Episcopal church. My name Is James
Sykes. formerly a desperado and black
leg, but reformed."
Throwing bis cards on tbe table, be
told the man for whom be played to
scoop in tbe pot
Every one bad beard of Jim Sykes.
and not a man among tbe gamblers
dared to tackle blm. He went home
with the man be bad befriended and
on arrival said:
"Ton people have forgotten me, bnt
I haven't forgotten yon. Once when
a posse was after me to bang me this
young lady, tben a slip of a girl, hid
me and ssved my neck. These funds
are a small token of my gratitude."
Ue took the glrl'a hand in bla and
looked Into ber eyes with bla. which
were full of gratitude.
"I remember." she said, "six or sev
en years ago a young man coming to
our bouse and telling me tbat be was
bunted for bis life, but be could not
possibly be you. He waa a frlgbtfal
looking object. Ton. on tbe contrary,
are the personification of all that is
good." ' - ' : -
"And what made the change In me)
lhe little girl who saved my life. I
Resolved tbat ber effort abould not be
In vain. I determined to live for the
good Inatead of tbe bad. I waa con
verted by an evangelist and Joined tbe
Methodist church. Now I am a work
er In the vineyard of tbe Lord."
And before he left he bad secure a
helpmeet to work with blm In his new
Held. Tbe couple worked exclusive
among tbe roughest classes, for wblcb
labor on account of hla experience with
them tbe bmband waa eminently fit
ted. There are a number of these
western towns which were once sinks
of Iniquity tbat are now reputable
places, made so by oar hero and hero-
Tea It te Hsreelf.
There was a abort, rotund woman
standing Id one of the ample doorways
of the capital, and there were other
women about her. Tbe abort, rotund
woman, however, was consplcuouMly
present.. . A courteous senator came
alorfg with a couple of friends and re
marked: . ,
-I guess tbat we can get around this
"Don't you call me a crowd," Indlg
nantly shouted the rotund woman, and
tbe sentor went on, amillng. but say
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