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She Had Something Important
on Her Mind.
By DONALD ALLEN.
"If I was a. gvl I wouldn t go
wulklng, too far," said old Undo nob
art ns a girl of 20 passed him on hor
wny down to tho gate1 ot tho farm'
"And why not?" sho aBkod as eho
almost came to a pauso.
"Well, nccordtng to my Ideas, It's
going to rain and nnow and blow and
hall, and when the storm does break
Bhe's going to bo i bustor. Vou llvo
In tho city and don't know anything
about tho storms wo have out here.
I ve soon it when wo dldn t havo a
train along for four straight days."
"I wanted to go to tho postofflce to
mall n letter."
"It's threo miles thcro and back,
and If I was ynu I'd put It off. Meb
bo somebody 11 bo panlng that you
can send by. To-morrcr's Thanks
giving you know, and wo nro going
to havo tho nwftilost, biggest, nicest
dinner anybody ever Bet down to. Hi
In your honor, you know. Thoro'll bo
a turkey, a duck and n chicken;
thoro'll bo cranberry pass, pumpkin
plos, currant Jell, sweet elder and
applb dumplln'H; thoro'll bo "
"I think I'll Just walk a little ways,
anyhow," Rnld tho girl as sho opened
tho gato and pnBBOtl down tho high
way towards tho village and tho rail
"And If you como homo as wot as
a hen don't say I didn't warn yo. It's
going to come, and It's going to bo a
Half nn hour later, a mlddlo-aged
woman, with n motherly face and
voice camo out on tho stops and
"I'a, do you reckon It's goln to
"Sure ns ducks."
"Oh, Hho's gone for a Btarter. I
glvo her wnrnlng. What's sho
wantin' to mall a letter for? I hnln't
mailed a letter nor got ono In 20
"I Think I'll Just Walk a Little Ways."
yearn, and I gucsH I'm about aa well
off as most folks. I was going to ask
hor but forgot It."
"Don't you ask her a word about
It," cautioned thu wife as sho camo
down to him. "I guesa Minnie's got
something on her mind, but It hain't
iiono cf your buslneHB. I reckon
she'll tell mo whon Bho gets ready.
LenHtwlHo, I hain't goln' to do any
"Something on her mind, ch?
That's funny. Didn't know that girls
ever had anything on their minds' ex
cept now clothes. Is that why she
conio vlKltlng us all of a sudden?"
"Nono o" your business! I guoss
my own sister's daughter can como
nnd boo mo any tlmo sho tnkoa a no
tion, and that without writing ahead.
What's on her mind, ns nigh ns I
can mako out. Is about a young man.
If I don't tell you you'll worry tho
shirt off your bnck. Pa, you'vo got
to bo as poky as an old maid. You
can't bco a plllar caBO flopping on tho
clothes lino hut what you want to
know all about It. Yes; It's about a
young man. They nro engagod, and
thoy'vo hnd a falling out, and she's
sorter run away from him to find out
if ho really cares for hor."
"And sho's got scarod about It and
has written him a letter to tell
whoro Bho Is?" queried tho husband.
"Go on! It's probably a letter to
hor inn, though I tildn't boo It noi
ask. I liopo she didn't start for
town. It's going to storm for sure,
and thorn hain't but ono houso on the
road where sho could find shelter.
Look down tho road and boo if you
can Bee hor."
"Can't boo hldo nor hnlr of any
girl," reported Undo Itobert after
going out to tho highway and taking
An hour late, with both undo and
aunt fidgeting about their girl rlsttor,
tho black clouds that had boon bank
ing up for houfa began to advance
boforo a freeze that soon strengthen
ed Into a gale. In flvo mlnutos the
gray afternoon had bocomo twilight
In 15 thero was cold rain and lively
hall, and Uncle Robert was blown In
to tho kitchen to exclaim:
"I told her It was going to bo a
buster, and that sho mustn't blamo
mo. I started down tho road to moot
hor, but Lordy what a storm! I
couldn't get 10 rods It I was to die
Miss Minnie had rcachod town and
mailed her letter and started back
again whon tho storm broko. Dcforo
It camo sho thought sho. could mako
out a human flguro on tho road ahead
of her, but wasn't sure Tho very first
gust picked her up and turned hor
around and deposited her under a
roadsldo trco. Sho remained thero
until tho gala began to whip tho
branches off, and then lot go her
hold and ran for it. Thero wero limbs
falling all about her, and the hall
stonos peppered her until sho ran al
most blindly. Sho hadn't gono a
quarter of a mile when, as sho
crouched and covorod hor face, sho
was struck by a flying ltmb and know
It was tho dim sight or tho girl and
tho scream sho uttered when hit, that
sent tho man who was clinging to
tho roadsldo fenco back Into tho
hlghwny. He bent over tho uncon
scious form and picked It up and
staggerod back to tho fenco and fol
lowed it until ho saw a light nnd
found tho gato of a farmhouse His
lusty calls for help soon brought out
a man, and tho senseless burdon was
carried Into tho houso nnd received
by a woman.
"I don't know who sho Is, but I
found her In tho road," explained her
rescuer. "There Is blood on her hnlr,
and I think sho was struck down."
"Wo'll do all wo can," replied tho
man and woman together, "but you
mustn't look for much. Wo aro
mighty poor folks. Wo hnln't got no
camphor nor whisky, nnd as for get
ting a doctor out from town It
can't bo dono to-night."
Tho girl was carried Into tho only
bedroom nnd laid on tho only bod,
nnd when hor wet clothing had been
removed and sho was between tho
shoots, tho woman got a cloth and a
basin of water and washed away tho
blood and whispered to tho strangor:
"I don't think sho's bad hurt. 8ho's
Just falntod away with tho scare of It.
When sho opens her eyes I'll tell her
to go to sleep, nnd she'll bo nil right
In tho morning."
"Do you think it's somo young lady
from the village?"' asked tho stronger
of tho farmer as thoy talked In whls
pors In tho outer room.
"No, I don't reckon so. I reckon
It's that now girl that nrrlved at
Turner's a fow days ago. I saw her
going towards tho vlllago two hours
"Arrived at Tumor's! Say, man,
aro you sure? Is. It a strange girl
to tho neighborhood?"
"I've heard Bay It was Undo Hob's
nloco, nnd that she como from tho
city. What alls you, stranger? Does
this storm upBot you?"
It wasn't tho storm. Percy KIncnId
had quarrelled with the girl ha loved
and hnd asked to bn his wife. It was
about nothing, nlmost, ns most lov
ers' quarrels aro, but prldo on either
side hold off a reconciliation until
tho lover finally learned that Miss
Mlnnlo had gone on a Journey nnd
left no word for him. Sho was going
to spend Thanksgiving week in tho
country. Within two days sho had re
lented; within threo ho was making
every effort to locnto her, that ho
might patch up a pcaco. He had suc
ceeded. Ho was going to throw him
self on her mercy and nBk Uncle Hob
ort for a place at his Thanksgiving
Tho Btorm grow fiercer as tho
night advancod. Tho girl woke and
then slept a dreamless sloop, and tho
lover had long hours In which to
ponder and think. When another day
camo oven tho cattlo could not fnco
tho storm nor man move from his
door. It was Thanksgiving day. At j
tmcio Honoris more was a reast to
bo sproad; at Ilradloy s thero was
hardly better than poorhouso faro.
Ilut tho victim of tho accident was no
longer In bod, and the rescuer no
longer cared about tho weather, and
tho farmer-folks lookod at each other
and smiled and whispered:
"Even If wo had turkoy and cran
berry sauco I don't bellove they'd eat
a stngle mouthful. They've Just sor
ter found each othor, and aro tickled
And whon at last thoy could make
their way to Tumor's and Undo Dob
stuttered nnd Aunt Harriot cried for
Joy, Miss Mlnnlo asked In a way that
was almost heartless:
"Why do you tako on so? I novor
had such a lovely Thanksgiving in
all my life!"
In thlrty-flvo years England has lost
6,840 acres by erosion, but tbls has
been more than mado up by the new
land which has formed during that
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MISSOURI STATE NEWS 1
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Zither Congress at Washington.
The first musical organization of
Its kind In tho United States, to bo
known as the North American Zither
Players' association, and later changed
to tho nnmo "The American Zither
Verbntiil," wns launched at tho beautf
fill Schwnrzcr Park In Washington re
cently. Ten BtntPB wero represented,
nnd delegates came from nil parts of
tho country. Hermann C. (Iroho was
tho temporary chairman, and Rdw. O.
lliiBch of tho Washington Commercial
club mado the address ot welcome. A
permanent organization was effected
with A. W. Schepp, of Kansas City,
president nnd V. W. Mchl, aleo of
KaiiBas City, secretary. Tho next
meeting will be held at Davenport,
In., In l'.U.'!, but tho exact dato will ho
selected by tho officers.
May Extend Line.
Tho Saline Vnlley extension of tho
Cape (llrardcau, Chester and Western
railway was completed to tho city lim
its and tho first train ran Into Farm
Ington over tho new line. From Farm
lnglon, 1-otiln llouek, tho owner of the
now road, proposes to extend It north
toward St. Ixmls.
First Ride on Train at 89.
Mrs. Amanda Stotts, 89 years old,
of Stotts City, took hor first rldo on a
train. Kxpectatlons of "seasickness"
on tho part of tho aged woman failed
to materialize, but when sho reached
Joplln from Stotts City, her first ex
clamation was. "I'm glad tho first
part's over with."
Violated Text Book Law?
A test of tho statutes governing
prices that shall ho charged for school
books will result from tho arroHt ut
Joplin of T. W. Ostcrluh and J. W.
King, hook dealers, who are alleged to
have charged moro than specified by
law. The dealers are to bo given hear,
lngs on September 10.
School of Mines Open,
The school of mines and metallurgy
of thu University of Missouri at Holla
opened Its list yenr. The enrollment
of new studentH la moro than ono-thlrd
over what It was last year, and tho
Indications nro that tho freshman
class will bo the largest In the history
ot the Institution.
Boy Slayers Paroled.
John Farley, nged 11, and John
Helmhiirger, aged 11', who killed Joey
Timmerman, aged 4, three weeks ngo
at Kansas City woro paroled. They
were placed under the guardianship of
a probation officer and will bo sent to
a private school.
Horse Plague In Missouri.
Meningitis among horses which has
killed 0,000 horses In Kansas, has
broken out In Missouri, according to
reports Just received. Three deaths
havo been reported In Nodaway coun
ty and several other horsen aro be
lieved to have tlio disease.
Fly Plague ,ln Johnson.
A plague of files is sweeping John
son county, and the Buffering or ani
mals Is such thai It Is rnpldly render
ing them useless. Many dalrmen havo
lost tho entire product or their herds
on account of tho cows, rretted by tho
flies, growing poor and dry.
Accidentally Kills Mother.
Mrs. August Sander, living near
Jackson died from a wound accidental
ly Inflicted. Her grown son was try
ing to fix .something on his rltlo whon
tho gun was discharged, tho ball strik
ing his mother In the side.
Hannibal Fireman Killed.
William Warren, 20 years old, a
railroad fireman, was round dead on
tho St. I-fliils & Hannibal railway
tracks at Hannibal.
Get3 Change of Venue.
On thu ground that the clllzcus of
Ilolllster are prejudiced and that ho
could not git a fair hearing, H. T.
Dickens, tho Ilranson blacksmith who
is charged with stabbing to death
August Dorstu in tho hitter's black
smith shop at Ilolllster two weeks ago,
was granted a chaugo of venuo to
Slain In a Melon Patch.
Andrew Amhs, tho young man who
was shot by William Oroteguth, a
farmer who discovered him In his
watermelon patch near Palmyra, Is
dead. Oroteguth, who was out on
bond, waB Immediately arrested. The
dead man was a brakeman on tho Han
nibal & St. Joseph rood,
One Dead In Train Wreck.
J, E. Johnson or St. Joseph, a brake
man, wns klled; O. I Williamson, a
brakeman, fatally hurt, and flvo othor
trainmen wero Berlously Injured when
a St. Joseph & Grand Island castbound
Block train ran Into tho rear end
of a local freight train nt Troy, Kan.,
17 miles west ot St. Joseph, .
FOREIGN BELIEFS ARE QUEER
Spanish Wedding I Ruined If One
Parson Appears Entirely In Black
Some Other 8lgns.
In Spain tho wedding is spoiled If
ono of tho guests appears entirely In
black, or If tho brldo looks Inlo n
mirror after orango blossoms and veil
aro fast In her headdress.
When a person's hair ends Bpllt, It's
taken by tho superstitious for a sign
thnt sho fct cither a witch or has been
bewitched. As blond hnlr splits more
readily than dark hair, all witches,
spirits and sorceresses have blond or
red hnlr, according to popular belief.
Likewise, according to tho standard of
On tho marriage evo thcro Is often
much good-natured rivalry between
tho groom and the brldo In tho Slav
countries as to who shall blow out
tho cnndlc, for tho person who docs
will ho "first to dlo." It Is Impossible
to traco the origin of this superstition,
yet It provnlls In nrlstocrntic society
ns well as In tho peasant's hut, even
ns llko this, that "to Insuro tho llfo
and health of tho children" tho wom
an must occupy tho right Bldo ot tho
bed. In addition, hIio must not smoko
beforo her forty-fifth year.
Thero Is n superstition In this coun
try mid many others against burning
a broom. Tho bud of birch broom Is
used In Southern Germany as a pre
ventive against erysipelas. Those
buds, a piece of yellow wax and somo
other articles aro enclosed In a plirk
silk bag, secured with red silk and
worn on tho back of tho neck. Tho
person must chango his shirt every
A Pen and Ink Shakespeare.
Woodrow Wilson, on a ricont visit
to Atlantic City, referred good humor
edly to his rather Illegible handwrit
ing. "Hut my hand Is nothing," ho said,
"to that of Horace Grccloy.
"Poor , Greeley onco quoted from
Shnkespearo In n leading artlclo, "I'Ib
truo, 'tis pity, nnd pity 'tis, tls true'
"This appeared tho next day:
'"Tls two, 'tis fifty, 'tis fifty, 'tis
American Tools Preferred.
A favorite Bport In Now Zealand, as
also In Australia and Tasmania, Is com
petition In wood chopping and sawing;
and In thorns contests, which attract a
grcnt deal of Interest, tho champion
Bhips aro always won through tho use
of American tools. In fact, tho expert
woodsman working for a prize would
never think of using any other kind of
Minor Bookkeeping Item.
A small Item was overlooked In tho
bookkcuplng department of tho United
States navy. It was tho charge for
guns Installed on the battleships Flor
ida and Utah. The Item was for the
trifling sum of $1,800,(100.
Mi-h. Wliialow'H HootMuu Hyrup Mr Children
teething, Hoftenn the iciiiiih, reduce- Inlliirntiia
tton.llllnj'H pnlii, curua -vliid colic, 25o ll bottlo.
Tho world Is full of the sort of
friends who take to the woods when
trouhlo shows up.
Smokers liko TrKWIS' Kindle Hinder cigiir
for it's i it'll mellow quality. Adv.
Tho man who shoots at random
never hits tho target.
It Is usoless to take a vacation If
you nro weary from overrest.
Grand Operatic Concert
Convention lltll, Ksniss City, Mo.
Monday Night, October 7, 1912
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