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Published Krnrr Friday Morning.
TILLMAN ft 1'ltICK, Proprietor.
of Reggie $ $
By EDITH M. BX.ANCHARD
It'opjrlKl.t, HOJ, b)f Unlljf Kturj 1Mb. Co.)
EVKUYIIODY did not thlnl; Kva Brad
ford handsome, but most people did,
and oven her worst enemy was forced to
admit that she was good looking. Sho
was a brilliant, dark beauty, so aristo
cratic In every movement that she re
minded ono of "the princess" In child
hood's fairy tales. When she dnnced, her
tiny feet glided with bucIi lightness and
grace that they hardly seemed to touch
the lloor, and happy was the man who
kept time with them. She was well ac
quainted with her good points, and bpeut
most of her time and thought In bring
ing them out.
Her fortune consisted of herself!
And Ehe considered It adequate. It would
tiavo been, if she could have refrained
from talking. When she began to speak,
much of her charm departed; her con
versation proved her shallow, and her
laugh was discordant. In spite of this,
however, many men had loved her or
thought they had. Sho was an untiring
hunter and "usually had several captives
at the same time. It was Mich fun to
play one off against the other.
Proposal after proposal she received
and refused. Some of the men were
young, handsome, and poor; others,
old, decrepit, and rich. Kva allowed them
all to stand by anil worship nnd make
themselves useful at times but she was
waiting for a rich man that was young.
She o'.on wondered why all the rich men
were old and bald. Surely there must
lie some somewhere that, were joung!
Sho would wait, and In the meantime,
dance the time away us fast us possible.
She enjoyed herself for, as all women
l.now, there Is u certain satisfaction In
hearing men Fay that they love you
tvon If you are on the brink of hatred
UK TOLD una or I.ll-'K i. Tin: SAD
DLE AND ON TJ1U l'LAINS
yourself. So Kva waited uud lllrted and
lllrted and waited.
Ono line September morning a new
man appeared In town. He wore a broad
rimmcd, high hat, corduroy trousers, and
flannel shirts. Ho was not llketheothcr
men of Kva's acquaintance, and she no
ticed him on that account. When ehe
heard that ho was slaying at the best
hotel in town and smoking L'.'-ccnt cigars
without number, she condescended to
make Inquiries. She found the name on
the register to be ,11m Ilrooks, Stag Sta
tion, Mont. Kva was Interested. A west
ern scalp had never dangled from her
belt. She asked Hcgglo Hill, who had a
slight acquaintance with the stranger,
for an Introduction.
"Well," said lleggle, who was still sore
over Kva's rejection of his suit. "I'll try
to manage It, but this is In strict con-
lldcnce, mind he doesn't want to bo
bothered with social affairs and all. that,
you know. He's Just rotten with money
owns half a dozen big ranches out there
somewhere. Doesn't look the million
aire, docs he? Ho Is, though, but he's
here Incog for a rest."
"I'll promise not to tell," replied Kva,
eagerly. "But bring him up to the house
to-night. Hegglo. can't you? I'll seothat
no ono else Is there, If he docs not care
(or society Just now."
Iteggle'.H hat brim hid the flash In his
;yes aa he promised to do thu best he
Eva spent the rest of the day plan-
There- aro three of the m; bless the darlings,
Tlie-ie's Laurence ami Kdlth May
And the dear little baby Walter,
Jum six months old to-day.
And I think, as I lock tho wee one
To sleep In his tiny nest,
And kiss the smiles and dimples,
lt Ifi you I love the bent."
But Kdlth, with eyes fo solemn,
Climb up on my knees to suy:
"May I hold 'oor fwotch?" and listens
An It measure our lives away.
I stroke tho brown locks sunny,
Tho sweet younic brow curersed,
And I think; "Your uiintlc lovus yen,
Deur little rilt-ct the bet.'
Hut little' arms clasp softly
My nc-clc In a close rmbriei,
And a boyish chek ail rosy
I III I J i
ning her toilet for the evening. Shi
wanted to take the stranger by storra
She wondered what western girls wore. '
She had not the slightest Idea; but what
ever it was, oho determined to surpass
them. Knally she decided cm a Unify pink
creation. Nothing could have suited her
better or at least Jim lliooks thought
so, when she appeared. Her first thought
was far from romantic.
"Whoever made that set of false teeth,
did not know their business," sho
thought. "Henvens! Western dentlstt
must bo blacksmiths!"
1 The westerner's face boasted nelthet
, beard nor mustache. The nose nnd fore
I head wcro good, but the mouth was too
full of long broad teeth. Kas mum
"He must get a new set when " she
thought. Tim she was amazed to see
Mr. Ilrooks raise his handkerchief to his
mouth. His henvy gums werebleeding.
"Heavens!" again exclaimed Kva to
herself. "The.v are not false, after all!
Well, ho has got to have them out! Or.
l'lnch could fix him up a set that would
look much better."
At first conversation lagged. The bril
liant Kva's mind ilew from one thing to
nnothcr so rapidly that she forgot to
talk. She had decided that Jim Brooks--or
rather his money "would do." That
gentleman himself, who sat, hardly dar
ing to steal a glance at the most beauti
ful girl he had ever seen, would have
evinced considerable western surprise
had he known that the vision In pink had
decided to "accept" him, made all ar
rangemenls for the wedding nnd re-cop
tlon, decided on the color scheme In fur
nishing and also on having his own
teeth replaced by false ones after know
ing him 20 minutes!
Her plnns once made, Kva began to ex
ert herself. Ignoring Reggie, she lead
Mr. Ilrooks to talk about western life
Once started, he had plenty to say. He
told her of life In the saddle, on the plains
at the ranches and colored It well
"Oh, shouldn't I like to ride out there!'
Urn Interrupted once. 'There's fo much
er room, you know. I suppose the
ladles ride there, as I hey do here?"
"Yes." smiled the westerner, broadly
"They ride, but they use a man's saddle,
ou know. That's the only way for a
woman to ride. Why. Lord Lizzie! You
could ride any cayuse that ever bucked or
pitched, If you was In a man's saddle.
Hut you'd goto thi' tall grass quick in one
of those no good sidesaddles. Stuff would
be off, I tell you, In shot t order."
Kva's o es shone. "I'd love it! " she ex
claimed. "It Is very, very wild out there,
i isn't it?"
.Mm Ilrooks ejes twinkled. "Well,"
he drawled, "we all carry six-guns; but
we don't, use them much unless sonic-
I body calls us names or something."
. "Do you men that you would would
''hoot a man!"
! "Well, I should tell a boy!" exclaimed
I the westerner. "We'd do it mighty
ii"k If It was necessary." Then he told
1 more of the free, out-door life, and the
, wonderful air.
"(lee!" he burst out, "but It gives
fellow an awful appetite! Atter three
days, you could eat the corpse and chase
l-'ar Into the night Kva kept Jim Ilrooks
talking. She hardly noticed Reggie; but
somehow that oiing gentleman did not
seem to mind. Finally Mr. Ilrooks arose,
with reluctance, to go. It was very late.
"1 hope you have enjoyed yourself well
enough to eomoagaln," said Kva, looking
straight into his eyes.
"You know it!" lie replied, blushing
to the roots of his hair, and departing
wltli his bead In a whirl because the
most beautiful girl he had ever seen hud
smiled upon him.
After that, he was a frfquent vlbitor
at the Bradford house. Kva became ac
customed to wrstern ways and western
slang and tool; particular pains to let l.liu
see that she liked him. The consequence
was that In October they were married.
The wedding was rather a grand affair,
and Kva the cynosure nT all eyes, as usual.
Itiggli! Hill was best. After the recep-
, lion, as they were preparing to depart for
Montana, some of the wedding bills were
! handed In. The sums were large, but Kva
1 glanced at them carelessly,
i "Well, you may us well give those pco-
. pie a check, Jim," sho said.
The westerner's jaw dropped. Hi!
mouth opened so wide that his new store
teeth nearly escaped.
"What do you mean?" he gasped. Kva
saw his genuine surprise, and felt sud
"What what areyou?" she demanded.
"Don't you own a lot of ranches aren't
The "store teeth" tried to forco the
wide mouth into a smile.
"Lord Lizzio! No!" liedrawled. "Why
I'm Just a cowboy, at $!!0 a month, all
found! Hain't you got any money? Iteg
gle said you was rich!"
Is pressed iiBnlrm my face.
"I's auntie's 'Ittle sweetheart;
An' I love "no lots, I do;
Whole hun'eid bushels, auntie,
la 'at enough for 'oo?"
Then I klsn my ardent lnvr
And foM him in my br.-.
Atid I think; "or all the babies,
I suiely love you-bejt "
Hut at night, as the tiny toddlm
Kc-ltictant ko to rent,
I know, us I tuck Them under.
That I love them all the best,
I'snari Muni 11 r A Initialled,
If it U true that people lose their re
ligion who Uve'ln Hats It wilt be neccs
sary to abolish speaking tubes and othe?
May devices for swearing at the Jaxilot,
A DCON TO HOUSEWIVES.
In L'lilnn .Sort Ice Unties tf
uii L.;ir Miillri- In lli-plncc
China in open stool; sets is ono of tho
onrenlenccr of the present dny. Tho
increasing prevalence of the course din
ner and the practice of using several va
rieties of china for Its service is large
ly responsible for the change. A wom
an who some years ago purchased a
handsome dinner set now feels that If
she used It alone sho would make a poor
showing before her guests, reports tho
Different plates arc used for different
courses. The service plates are of par
ticularly fine china. The plates for tho
meat course arc of a simpler and more
substantial design than those for tho
dessert, nnd the nfler-dlnner coffee la
servcdi In cup?, as delicate as can be
found. In the larger establishments
dinner Is served from the butler's pan
try. Many of the dishes used In a sim
pler menage where Hie roast and Its
accompaniments nre placed on the ta
ble are not required In the former case.
Tho no: ds of the different housekeepers
aro as varied as the houses In which they
It is no more expensive to have sev
eral different klndsof i hlna than to have
all the pieces alike. Open sets hnvo
made this possible, Within the last
flv years these have Increased In size
and number. Now there Is practically
no style of china that cannot be bought
In open stock'.
A set of china which the merchant
keeps on hand and from which his ens
tomer makes her selections Is much morn
complete than the one he would have
iormeriy solil lier entire. He Is pre
pared to suit all tastes and meet all
needs. He has teapots In all sizes, choc
olnte pots equally vailed, and .sugar-
bowls and creameries to match. A worn
an with a large, small or medium family
finds exactly the set size she requites.
If ltr family incrra.se.", she Is able to
increase her number of pieces, and to
obtain thr la'ger sizes.
It Is also possible to replace any pieco
of china. The housekeeper Is not. as In
the old days. Heartbroken over the loss
of a dish. Item easily bedupllcated.
There are open sets, not onll In tho
fine china, but in the pottery. In this
less expensive ware are delightful re
productions of old-time dark blue with
quaint little low teapots, sugar bowls
and creamers. The pottery In lighter
colors, in pinks and in pinks and greens
ronmineti, lias something ot the art
nouvcati designs. They are pleasing
even If they huc not quite the charm of
HOW TO TREAT CHILBLAINS.
lieu I ill. i-n iii I Ik- lliirl y Mum- Tliry
Jliiy Hi- I : i n 1 1 .li-i--nii-il
A chilblain Is a disorder of thu
deeper skin, and is due to alterations
In the local blood circulation. Thu
simplest form of chilblain is nothing
more than a congest Ion of the capllla-
lies, the circulation being congested by
blocking In one or two of these ves
sels. The degree of severity Is In pro
portion to the number of the vessels
Involved, says American Queen.
The sensation is an Irritative Itch
ing. Olten a blister Is formed as a
result of friction, but so tar there is
no inllammatlon. The while cells of
the blood migrate from the vessels as
water drops irom a porous pipe. Thu
highest degree of severity is suppura
tive inllammnllon, or tho formation of
pus. Rupture of a chilblain Is not
dangerous, but the greatest care should
bo exerted to pi event n bad sore, which
Is likely to follow a ruptured skin.
Chilblains are not peculiar to tho
feel alone. They may appear on anj
part of the body. They are seldom
seen on parts of tho body where tho
circulation is good. They usually ap
pear on the ears, hands, feet and nose.
As has been Hit 1 I before tho cause of
chilblains Is due to bud circulation;
other causes are dellclent exercise, or
insufficiently warm clothing.
In a mild stale the trouble may be
arrestee! by friction with cold water
or snow, which frees the congested
vessels. On the contrary, nu early
stage of chilblain can bo successfully
treated by gradual heating. I 'lace tho
afflicted part In cold water and allow
the temperature to rise slowly, either
by adding boiling wnter or by a lamp
below tho tub, until a high degree Is
reached, that Is, until the water Is nS
hot as can be borne. Avoid a sudden
lowering of the body its soon as the
part Is removed from tho water.
When a chilblain Is of long stand
ing, a very good treatment Is ns fol
lows: Capsicum or camphor for ro
storing the cb-"Ulatlon; a soothing ap
plication, an menthol, cocaine or
op rum; contraction of diluted vessels,
as by belladonna. Homo authorities
prescribe n decoction of walnut leaves
for application In the early stages.
Walnut leaves made into a paste with
hot water are used with success for
ulcerated chilblains. Iodoform, nap
thol and vaseline in equal parts maka
an ointment that Is considered excel
lent for chronic forms of the dsordcr.
Voarlablc You Can Keep,
Turnips, carrots, sweet potatoes and
horseradish keep fresh all winter if. ' ut
la und in the cellar,
A COCK AND
riml Om hit uf lliirMi-.
A Cock once j-ot into a stable, and wont abotil ne.sllinjj atiil scratch
ing in the' straw aiming the Horses, who every now and then would
stamp, and llin;;' out their heeK So the Cock gravely set to work to
admonish them. "I 'ray, my pood friends, let us have a care," said he,
"that we don't tread on one another."
Moral 'I'lie small anil InslKiilllritnt person Is nit tu bring ildleuU- ilium himself by
uttcmptliu; tu class hlinsi'lt with Ills superiors.
DEER IN CONNECTICUT.
They Art- lli-eiiinliiu Amot iin Ari
nnliiK an (In llnlilill In
Deer are becoming almost as much of
an annoyance to the farmers of Connec
I lent as lire the labblls to those of Aus
ralla, with this difference, that In the
latter country they can employ means
of self-protection to any limit they tee
fit, says the llostou Transcript. Hut in
Connecticut. If a farmer sees a herd of
deer feeding on his corn or trampling his
oats or browsing upon his apple or
peach trees, he can only use moral sua
sion. Were lie to shoot an alien cow thus en
gaged, he could probably settle for ?:( or
$10. or whatever the market price of the
heast might b; but If be phoots a deer,
it means a $UH) line or III) das In jail, or
both. The deer seem to have caught
on to the situation, and highly appre
ciate it. Tlie close season is continuous
there until June, 1911, at the end of
which time, unless their present Immu
nities are withdrawn, they would prob
ibly be more numerous than cattle.
They are gentle and eonlldlng creatures,
and of course they must eat. Atthesame.
'Inie, the situation is becoming form
idable, and It Is receiving considerable
llscusslon bv the press of the state,
hough even I hat Is hard put to It te
suggest a practical remedy.
Tho New London Day observes, with
reference to the suggestion that there
should be an open season, during which
they might be hunted: "Deer may be a
nuisance, they may destroy some prop
erty, lint they are graceful and beautiful
lnlmnls, and they won't hurt the least
living thing. As much cannot be said
nf the average fool with a gun, who fan
nies no Is a deer hunter He may now
and then shoot a doer, hut he Is much
moro likely to put ono of his cno:y bul
lets through tlie small boy gathering
heslnuts, or through a fellow-hunter
1'rosli meat of all kinds Is high, and
venison is good, but in our sister stale It
is venison, ve nlson everywhere, but no'.
a hit to eat.
WHEN SLAV MEETS JAP.
In (lie llllll WpIkIiI Will Tell. Ilul
Thrri- Will lie n Wiirm
'II if It.
It will be something to sec the Kus
:ians fight the Japanese. It will be
nearer demonstrating what happens
when the Irresistible force meets the Im
movable object, than a-jthlng that
has occurred in a long time-, writes
0. K. Davis, former war corre
spondent, of the "Threatened .Strug
gle," In K very body's. In tho end
weight may tell, nnd Kussiu win, but
It will bo only nfter some desperate nnd
spectacular lighting, In which It Is by no
means fure that the Russians will have
ill the advantage. Behind entrench
ments, there is not much choice be
tween them. In the open Held the Jnp
tnese Bhould bo victorious, other things
being equal, because of their astonish
ing mobility. They will go around
thu Russians very much as the cooper in
the old adage went around his barrel,
But nfter that, what ? Admiration of
tho Japanese is unavoidable for one who
has seen them In active service, but one
who has seen the Russians will never
forget the Impression of mass they give.
Contemplation of a struggle between tho
two always brings up a picture of a small
aiay trying to stop a great ttonn from
rolling down hill by getting In front of
It. He may check It at the start, hut It
gathers momentum as hU streoKth
wears out, and It will overthrow him at
tut and crush bint.
ANIMALS ARE NEVER IDLE.
I.imiIIiiu l mi Art Tlml Mix lleen Ae
iiliel li- llnl IVtt I, It-ln
How Is it that birds and beasts manage
to pass through life without succumbing
to ennui, or at least without being bored
nearly to death? Animals as a rule do
not loaf; It Is not thus, says the India
Times, that they solve the piobleni.
1. oallng is an art which but few living
creatures understand. Lizards, croco
diles and chaprassls are the greatest au
thorities on thi! subject. Animals have
acquired the knack of making much ado
about nothing; they have learned to bo
very busy withoutdnlnganylhlng. This
accomplishment obviously differs from
tiiat of h.atiug. It is one which nnlmals
have brought to perfection, and of which
) many human beings -chlelly women
tare verv iilite extionents. There Is over
head it wasp busily exploring tlie holes
in tlie trunk of a tree. Why he does this
ho probably does not know; ho has no
time to stop and think, lie Is quite i (in
tent to explore n.vny aa though Ills lite
depended upon It, Five times within
the last six minutes he has minutely In
spected every poition of tho same hole.
All his labor Is uucIchh In a sense; with
out It, however, the wasp would In all
probability die of ennui. Tlie wasp Is
not an Isolated ease. Most animals are
experts at frittering nwny lime; they
spend much of their lives In actively do
ing nothing. Watch a eanary In a cage,
lie hops backwarl and forward between
two perches, as though he was paid by
the distance for doing so? Look at a
butterfly. It leads an aimless existence.
Nevertheless it Is always busy. A ben
probably visits J0 times as ninny (lowers
lu the day as a butlerlly; for nil that tho
butterfly is always on tho move.
When speaking of the swift, I notice
how long It, tool; to llnil the materials,
for Its nest, how it went afar to i.eek
that which was at Its fent. This, al
though tho result of stupidity. Is doubt
less n blessing to tho bird, Nest building
affords great pleasure let the bird the
more protracted the amusement the bet
ter for the architect. The squirrel labors
from early morn till lute evo laying up a
store of nuts. When one storehouse Is
full the Industrious animal opens an
other, and then proceeds to forget the
existence of tho lirst. Lastly, animals
Stend no Inconsiderable portion of the
day in play. Nearly all the higher ani
mals Indulge In play; some go so far aa to
litay regular games.
There Is an nnclent ceremony In
connection with marriage In Coren
that is fast passing away. It is called
'o-sam." A week or two before tho
wedding the parents of the bride con
sult a fortune-teller to find what will
be the future of their daughter.
Should they learn that she will betonie
a widow within twelve months they
will Inveigle u boy into their house.
a mod; ceremony win no pnrionneci,
pftcr which tho boy will be strangled.
The bride, thus becoming a widow,
deceives tho spirits and will be mar
ried to her betrothed husband with tho
assurance that he has naught to fear.
Fntul On I) lu llnl..
A now virus called "danysg" it
made in France, and Is claimed to
be harmless to domestic animals, but
fatal to rats. 11 rend Impregnated with
It was scattered lu docks, vessels, rail
way stations and schools In Marseilles,
and over a thousand rata were de
stroyed in a single day. The lluai re.
sulU of the experiments will be eager