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TULSA, OKLA, STAR
JED HAWKINS' LUCK
By GEORGE ELMER COBB.
Stridently thoro hammorod out upon
tho air tho measured beat ot a big
bass drum. Stalwart, free-armed, Jed
Hawkins stood at his task as resolute
ly as n maestro at 'tho baton stand.
Boforo him, propped In a low tree
crotch, was a homo-mado sheet of
music, lts-sparso notes big as eggs.
This was his "score."
Over tho neighboring fonco old Seth
Urown protruded his broad tannod
faco, eet all In a capacious grin.
"What yo think yor doln', Jed?" he
"PrnctUIng," was tho terse, serious
"You call that music!" derided
'"Twill be, when It mixes In with
tho rest of the baud."
"Tho vlllago band I'vo Joined It.
Tlfero's Just nu much system to a drum
MB thoro Is to n flute. Naturo's muHlc
isn't all bird song there's frog croak-
f Seth Urown went on his way, chuck-
ling, i no lunesumu uuuuhub " ""
big drum wero dismal. Besides, ho
had a poor opinion of Jed Hawkins.
In tho ilrst placo, his pretty daughtor,
Ncllio, liked Jed. In tho next pluco,
she had her pick of several richer
"I'll admit Jos! is stlddy," ruminated
tho practical old man, "but he's elow
and poky. Well, It will take him eo
long to savo onough to got married on,
that Nellie will get tired waiting and
marry some ono elso."
"Slow but sure," was the way Nellie
put it to herself. "Dear fellow! Ho
loves mo and that's enough, and I'll
wait fifty years for him, it I have to."
. "A llttlo extra money everything
counts," reflected patient, honest Jed.
"Tho band gots four dollar? a head an
evening for playing at dances. Next
winter it will bo thrco times a week "
boom-boom-boom-boom-boom! and Jed
proceeded Industriously to beat out
tho notes of his score.
"Well, dear," challenged him, and
ho turned to face his loyal sweetheart.
Stood at His Tak. Resolutely.
'bright-faced and cheery as usual
"how aro you getting on?"
"I can play tho whacks where they're
marked to como In," explained Jed. "I
reckon I can fill tho bill."
Nelllo had been to tho post office
Sho carried tho weekly town newspa
per in her hand. This sho opened and
held it before tho faco of her lover,
her dainty forefinger indicating a great
black type advertisement.
'"Look, dear," sho dlrcctod and Jed
read it in his slow accurato way.
"A thousand dollars reward," ho
said, "I'd And tho child for nothing,
if I could. Poor llttlo tot! No clue,
"No," roplled Nolllo, "tho paper says
that Ida Strong has boon kidnaped and
probably carried to a distance. Her
parents aro frantic. They only hope
that, onco thoy get eafoly In hiding.
thoBo who stolo her will offer her for
"Thoy'ro rich enough to pay a big
ono," remarked Jod. "How well I re
call the llttlo one. Only a week ago
I gave her a pretty rod applo and rode
'jer on my shoulder down tho Bquaro."
"When Is your first band playing?"
isked Nolllo, changing tho subject.
"Saturday night. It Isn't a very so
loct danco, or I'd ask you to go. It's
over at Jungs corners. Thoy'ro a
rough lot around there, you know.
Their shindigs, generally break up in a
"Take caro of yourself, dear, won't
you?" eald Nellie softly.
"And the four dollars yes, indeed!
The first nest egg for n home, aire
ano a kiss on It, Nellie."
Sho gave htm a dozen, and was
proud of the artless but earnest young
fellow who fairly worshiped the ground
sho trod on.
A grent clumsy carry-all con.oyed
the rural band over to Jung's Corners
on Saturday evening. Jed had not ex
aggerated the conditions provalent
with that community of lawless roy
storcra and rudo rivor men. Thoro
wero ten members of tho band. They
placed their Instruments In a small
room back of tho danco hall and sat
around until tho crowd arrived.
Then when tho last numbor was
played off tho program, thoy again
stored their Instruments and ncceptcd
tho Invitation to supper from tho pro
prietor of the-place.
Jed noticed half a dozen fights in
progress ns ho was tho first ot tho
party to go after his instrument. When
lie got Into tho poorly lighted storo
room he rolled his bulky drum near
to tho door. It wns qulto heavy and
ho usually nsked somo . ono to heir
him when It had to bo carried. Just
then ho paused and bent his ear sharp
ly. A thin piping wail proceeded from
beyond n door In ono corner of tho
room. It was bolted. Jed unslippcd
"Gracious mo!" ho ejaculated, and
well ho might. In n wretched adjoin
ing apartment a llttlo child lay sob
bing on a pallet,
"Ida Strong!" gasped Jed nnd then
ho advanced towards tho child. Tho
light from the dancing hall permeated
tho room. "Don't you know mo, Ida?"
"Oh yes, sure I do!" palpitated tho
llttlo one, putting up hor thin waver
ing hands. "Oh, Mr. Hawkins! Plcaso
take mo away from here. I'vo been
locked up for a weok and I heard them
say they wero going to take mo furthor
from homo tomorrow."
"Do Just ns I toll you," whispered
Jed, an exciting thought coming into
Then thero wore somo strango and
rapid movements in tho room nnd
then, ns the cornet player appeared
and took up his instrument, Jed sang
"IIolp mo get this clumsy old bag-
gago of mine to tho wagon, will you."
"Say! It's pretty heavy, isn't it?"
propounded tho man as be took hold
of ono sido ot the drum.
"Rather bulky, yes," nodded Jod.
"Go easy that's It," and ho gavo a
great breath of rellot as the big drum
was hoisted aboard the carry-all.
Ho nit well back In the wagon near
to his prcctouB drum, when they got
started on their homeward route. Jed
was nervous, for he bent his ear many
a time anxiously as if seeking foi
signs of pursuit.
There wero nono and as tho horses
reached the top of tho last hill over
looking tho home town, ho pulled the
drum towards him. Ho unstrung It
great moon-faced top.
"All right, little ono!" ho hailed, and
tho child he had secreted In tho big,
roomy drum put out hor arms and
climbed Into his lap.
His companions In tho carry-alt
stared at child and man !n open
mouthed wonder. Their eyos goggled
aB ho told of his unique plan to res
"You see, some of that lawless gang
down at tho Corners had her hidden
away In Jung's place," explalnod Jed
"And you get a thousand dollars.'
shouted the leader ot tho band.
"Yes, tho reward 1b yours," chorused
half a dozen voices.
"Not so slow nnd poky, after all,"
commented Farmer Brown, when he
enmoto know that Jed Hawkins had
fairly won tho price of a homo for hit
pretty daughter, Nelllo.
(Copyright, 1911. by W. a. Chaoman.l
Where the Fabians First Met.
Clifford's Inn, by Templo Bar, which
was recently sold at auction In Lon
don, has already undergone a good
deal of reconstruction, though this has
not so far materially damaged tho
last of the cloistral retreats behind
tho frontage of Fleet street. When tho
old buddings disappear, as seems In
evitable, thoro will go a good many
sets of chambers associated with fa
mous men nmong thorn tho rooms
occupied for many years, while his
books wero slowly making way among
tho discerning, by that pure eccen
tric Samuel Ilutlor of "Crowhon." It
was, by tho way. In the little old hall
of Clifford's Inn that the weekly meet
ings ot tho Fabian society woro held
for at least a decade and a half. It
was there, indeed, that tho old gang
Sidney Webb, Bernard Shaw, Hu
bert Bland, Graham Wallas, Sydney
Olivier nnd tho rest finished and
practised tho debating gamo 'which
In tho nineties made them so power
ful a band ot controversialists. Man
After tho Honeymoon.
Nuwedd I was worried for nearly
threo years for foar I wouldn't got
Mrs. Nuwedd What are you think
ing of now, denr?
Nuwedd Thinking how foolish I
was to worry,
Tho common blue-bottlo fly pos
sesses between four thousand and Ave
.thousand little eyes.
DO ONE THING AT A TIME
Too Many Housekeepers Lack System
and a a Result Work Hard
With Little Results.
There Is n goo old saying which Is
familiar In Its excellent advice to "let
tho head savo the hoels." But the
norvouB, energetic modern womnn,
whoso head, full of n score of things
to bo done Immediately, Is usually far
In ndvanco ot hor heels, finds tho an
cient nnd bonornblo axiom, "ono thing
nt a tlmo," fnr bettor suited to hor
Tho woman who, passing through
her bedroom to got her pockctbook out
of n bureau drawer to pay tho milk
man, notices that tho bed valanco Is
awry, stoops to adjust it and observes
dust on tho tnblo leg near by, pauses
to sclzo tho dustor from its bag, re
marks that tho duster should go Into
tho wash, stops Into tho bathroom ta
drop it In tho laundry bag, remembors
that tho laundry bag should bo mend
ed this week, carrlcB It to hor sewing
tnblo, notes that sho will need moro
whlto spool cotton beforo tho dress
mnkor comes, catches up a pencil to
Jot down the momornndum and tho.ro
upon discovers on hor motno pad hnlf
a dozen things which must positively
bo attended to beforo lunch tlmo, is
very likely to hnvo a nervous break
down beforo her vacation tlmo comes
around, nnd her husband probably j
wonders what on earth sho has had
to mako her so nervous.
Every good housekeeper knows Uint
enough smnll matters can bo carried
in tho hcatl in one morning to keep
tho heels of thrco maids, a hired man
and all tho children running most of
the afternoon; nnd in these days when
bridgo, cbarltablo Interests nnd club
affairs occupy ono purt ot tho femlnluo
mind and household business the oth
er, tho woman who refuses to allow
herself to bo harassed and distracted by
too many thoughts nt onco, but who
attends to ono thing at a tlmo with
her whole mind, 1b sho who lteeps se
rene nnd avoids tho great American
breakdown at fifty.
BETTER THAN HOT VEGETABLE
Salads, Easily Made and Inexpensive,
Should Have Place on Table
It Is not necessary to havo expen
sive asparagus tips or pimentos to
mako tho most delicious salnd. The
humblo string bean, carrot, turnip,
boot and lima bean offer most delight
ful possibilities. Finely shredded cab
bago with lima beans and grated car
carrot is most attractive Beets and
string beans combine well, and to
tboso who llko to make salads, oven
tho smallest scraps ot left-over can bo
utilized to advantage
So then, in your summer cook'"?,
substitute tbo Balad for tho hot, stem
lnfj vegetable. It will savo tlmo and
bother becauso then you can boll It in
tho early coolness of tho day, lay In
tho Icebox, and havo all prepared for
night without needing to bother Just
at suppor-tlmo. Wash and clean tho
lettuco oarly In tho day, wrap in a
bag of paper toweling or squaro of
clean cheesecloth and put It In tho Ice
box, and your salad is practically
A summer supper in some form ot
aspic, meat loaf, or evon a hot moat
dish, together with a vegetable salad
dressed with plenty of ollvo oil, fruit
and bread and butter is ideal.
Cut (ho grapefruit In halves, cut out
the pulp In largo pieces, set aside,
then romovo seeds and coro, taking
caro not to Injuro tho shell; tako an
equal quantity of fresh pineapple,
scooped from tho pluo nfter peeling,
fill shells with this and grapefruit
pulp, Bweetcn to taste, flavor with
green maraschino nnd dlluto Just bo
fore serving with charged water and
or threo maraschino cherries on top.
DrlplesB Tea Strainer.
Ten strainers thnt will not drip or
stain a tablecloth aro now being man
ufactured. Tho perforated mesh for
straining the toa Is on top ot ono end
of a deop bowl-Bhaped spoon which
forms tho bottom when strainer is
renting on tho tabic When in use tho
strainer Is held eldowlso ovor a cup
so that .tho tea flows Into the bowl
and then back through tho perfora
tions. Any liquid that Is left In tho
perforations drips back Into tho bowl
whon tho stralnor is laid down. Pop
To Clean Blrdseye Maple.
Birdseyo maplo fumlturo which has
becomo soiled and finger-marked can
bo cleaned very satisfactorily in tho
following mannor: Wash tho furni
ture with a soft rng and lukownrm
water to which a llttlo keroseno has
been added. Rub dry quickly and pol
ish with, a soft cloth.
A chicken for broiling should bo
wrapped in a buttered paper bag. This
will keep tho meat moist and retain
GEORGE M. YOUNG'S SHORT TERM
bended for Moorhcnd, Minn , nnd threw on tho high speod. Ixnvls was over
tho state lino Just ono hour, and meantime by vlrtuo of my position as presi
dent pro tomporo of our state scunto, tho honors, duties, privileges nnd rc
Hpouslbllltlcs of thu governorship foil upon mo."
Ropresontivtlvo W. J. Cnry of Wis
consin wnB born, at tho closo of the
Civil war, In tho city of Milwaukee,
and ho ropresents his blrthplnco now.
Loft nn orphnn at tho ago of thirteen,
with five younger children on his
hands, his llfo had a gloomy vista, but
ho did not despair.
The chlldron wero placed tempor
arily In a homo conducted by chnrlt
ablo people, while Joseph went to
work as n messenger boy. At eight
con ho wns a telegraph oporator and
within a year ho had gotton a homo,
placed his brothers and sisters In It
and begun to assume tho responsibili
ties of n father.
Cary was onco sheriff of his coun
ty, and whllo going about tho farms,
soliciting tho support of tho men,
wns caught ono afternoon In n vio
lent storm. So ho drovo hastily up
to tho homo of nn acquaintance, ask
ing shelter for tho night.
Tho farmer's wife lmaglno hor
name was Mrs. Brown insisted thnt Cary come In and uso ono ot tho guest
chambers. Mr. Brown was not at homo, having boon caught in town by tho
But Cary was n modest man and rofusod to cntor tho houso In the ab-'
sehco of a mascullno host.
"Just give mo a blanket nnd I can sleep up In tho loft," ho oxplnlned.
Tho wife insisted thnt ho uso a room in tho houso. but ho as ardontly
refused, so sho gavo him tho blankot and ho lltorally "hit tho hay" for a bed.
At dawn ho was awakonod by hearing n groat nolso bolow, and, pooping
down through tho rafters, ho saw tho wlfo belaboring a bull with a spado.
"Get out of here, you brutol" sho oxclalmod, as sho hit tho animal a
whack on his ribs. "You haven't got any moro eenso than Joo Cnry, for you
nro Just as hard to movol"
feudal estates whoso owners live thousands ot miles away. This thing con
stltutes a distinct peril to tho republic."
SCORNS PAY FOR ABSENT DAYS
Diogenes in his search for an hon
est man would havo stopped short at
tho door of Represontatlvo Wltber
spoon of Mississippi. It has baen dis
covered that Mr. Wlthorspoon is tho
onlv man now on tho rolls of congress
who has over refused to tako his sal
ary for days In which ho was engaged
In business not connected with the
congross of tho Unltod Stntes.
Tho dUcovery was an accidental
ono and Is In no way traceablo to
The fact Is that Mr. Wltherapoon
was absent from Washington four
dayB on private business and when it
enmo tlmo o draw his salary check
for tho month he had tho sergeant-at-arms,
who pays thb members, de
duct tho exact amount to covor tho
four days. Tho sura turned back
amounted to $82.20.
Tho dlscovory Is of Interest at
this time because thero has been so
much heavy bombarding back and
forth in the house by members accusing each other of bad faith In pleading
for low mileage or no mileage and then accepting all the mileage they could
Public men havo often boasted
their long terms of ofllco In somo high
position; It remains for Representa
tive George M. Young, nt present rep
rcscntntivo from North Dakota, to
bear tho unlquo honor of hnving bocn
governor of a sovereign stnto of tho
I'nlon for tho shortest spaco of tlmo
than any other man ovor held that
exalted position ono hour, by tho
"Tho great event hnpponod In tho
summer of 1912," said Mr. Young. "Our
regular governor, John Burko, wns
away building fences and stringing
wires In a convention hall down In
St. Louis. Tho next In succession was
I.lout. Gov. R. S. tawls, a banker of
Ono slithering hot day a touring
car full of frlonds chugged up to tho
bank. They romlnded Lowls that It
was hot, thnt North Dakota was pro
hibition, that Minnesotn wnsn't. So
they stuffed him in- nmong them.
WHO WED ABROAD
Furplshlng a list of 22 American
helrossoB who liavo married titled for
elgners, Roprosentntlvo Bowdle of
Ohio Issued a statement tho othot
day In support of his bill to tax the
Incomes of all American girls who
marry men of tltlo abroad.
Reprosontatlvo Bowdlo refers tc
tho opposition aroused whon it wai
first proposed to tax inheritances, but
says the practice now prevails In
most of tho stutes. Ho concluded:
"But hero wo havo hundrods ol
millions of dollars removod perma
nently from America by a lot of shift
less lords and dukes who enjoy It
whllo they llvo and then hand It on
to their progeny who hnvo nothing
but contempt for democratic Institu
tions, and thoy got this from Ameri
can toll without n penny ot tax.
"Under ancient foudallsm the
overlord at least lived in tho centct
ot his estntes, but America will short
ly be an assemblage of industrial