The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 12, 1911 Page: 3 of 8
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Wheat, Oats and Barley Uni-
versally Good, Throughout
The reports that come to hand from
the wheat fields of the western Cana-
dian provinces show remarkably good
yields In all parts. Yields are record-
ed of wheat going 85 and 40 buBhela
In many places, and oatB from 60 to
100 bushels per acre. Barley and flax
are splendid. The thousands of Amer-
leans throughout the United States
who hare friends In Manitoba, Sas-
katchewan or Alberta will be pleased
to learn of the great success that
has followed their efforts. Many of
these have not confined themselves to
the growing of grain, but have also
gone Into the cattle Industry. On the
luxurious grasses that are so abun-
dant there, In almost all districts,
make this Industry safe and profitable.
The land sales reported by the rail-
way companies and by the different
land companies show the great in-
crease that will likely take place
during the next year In farming oper-
ations. What has been said time and
time again may now be well repeated,
that there Is no place on the Ameri-
can continent where the same oppor-
tunities are afforded the man looking
for a home, for the young man start-
ing out In life, the man with a grow-
ing up family, who desires wider
scope for his ambition. The Cana-
dian government agents located at
different points in the states will be
Or THE PLAINS
x^by Randall PAppisn- ^
Author Of'My Lady Or THe 5ouTHrNW
'Whem Wilderness Was King. Etc.Ctc '
Illustrations By Dearborn Mcuvi
(Copyright, A. C. McClur* & Co.. 19Jfc)
Jack Keith, a Virginian, now a bor-
der plainsman, Is riding along the Santa
Fe trail on the lookout for roaming war
parties of savages. He notices a camp
tire ut a distance and then sees a team
attached to a wagon and at full gallop
] pursued by men on ponies. When Keith
reaches the wagon the raiders have mass-
acred two men and departed. He searches
the victims finding papers and a locket
with a woman's portrait. He resolves to
hunt down the murderer®. Keith is ar-
rested at Carson City, charged with the
murder, his accuser being a ruffian named
Black Bart. He rocs to Jail fully realiz-
ing the peril of swift border Justice. A
companion In his cell is a negro, who
tells him he is Neb and that he knew the
Keith family back In Virginia. Neb says
one of the murdered men was John
Sibley, the other Gen. Willis Waite, for-
merly an officer In tbe Confederate army.
The plainsman arid Neb escape from the
cell, and later the two fugitives become
loat |n the sand desert.
The Wilderness Cabin.
The light was considerably farther
away than they had at first supposed,
glad to advise the reader of the condl- an(j as they advanced steadily toward
tions, and relate to him instances of
the great success that has followed
farming In Western Canada.
THEN HE GOT WORSE.
The Angry Man—I see the scoundrel
In your face.
The Calm Man—That's a personal
AT A CRITICAL PERIOD.
Of Peculiar Interest to Women.
Mrs. Mary I. Remington, Eigleberry
St., Gilroy, Cal., says: "I suffered so
•everely from pain and soreness
over the kidneys that
It was a task for me
to turn In bed. My
kidneys acted very
frequently, but the
secretions were re-
tarded and passages
I scalded. I was weak
and run down. After
taking other reme-
dies without benefit, I began using
Doan's Kidney Pills and was com-
pletely cured. I was going through
the critical period of a woman's life
at the time and after using Doan's
Kidney Pills there was a miraculous
change for the better In my health."
"When Your Back Is Lame, Remem-
ber the Name—DOAN'S."
For sale by druggists and general
(storekeepers everywhere. Price 50o.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
If the average man has occasion to
generate a good, hearty laugh once a
month, he is playing in great luck.
T.ewis' Fingle Binder gives the smoker a
rich, mellow-tasting 6c cigar.
If you are unable to keep your trou-
bles to yourself they will expand.
to get a bottle of
and assist your stom-
ach, liver and bowels
back to their normal,
Others have proven
this—why not YOU,
today. All Druggists.
Thompson's Ey* Wator
It, the nature of the ground rapidly
changed, becoming Irregular, and lit-
tered with low growing shrubs. In
the darkness they stumbled over out-
croppiugs of rock, and after a fall or
two, were compelled to move forward
with extreme caution. But the mys-
; terious yellow glow continually beck-
oned, and with new hope animating
! the hearts of both men, they staggered
; on, nerving themselves to the effort,
and following closely along the bank
of the stream.
At last they arrived where they
could perceive dimly something of the
nature of this unexpected desert oasis.
The light shone forth, piercing the
night, through the uncurtained window
of a log cabin, which would otherwise
have been completely concealed from
view by a group of low growing cot-
tonwoods. This was all the black,- en-
shrouding night revealed, and even
this was merely made apparent by the
yellow Illumination of the window.
The cabin stood upon an island, a
strip of sand, partially covered by wa-
ter, separating it from the north shore
on which they stood. There was no
sign of life about the hut, other than
the burning lamp, but that alone was
sufficient evidence of occupancy. In
spite of hunger, and urgent need. Keith
hesitated, uncertain as to what they
might be called upon to face. Who
could be living In this out-of-the-way
spot, In the heart of this Inhospitable
desert? It would be no cattle out-
post surely, for there was no surround-
ing grazing land, while surely no pro-
fessional hunter would choose such a
barren spot for headquarters. Either
a hermit, anxious to escape all inter-
course with humanity, or some outlaw
hiding from arrest, would be likely to
select so isolated a place in which to
live. To them it would be ideal. Away
from all trails, where not even widely
roving cattlemen would penetrate, in
midst of a desert avoided by Indians
because of lack of game—a man might
hide here year after year without
danger of discovery. Yet such a one
would not be likely to welcome their
coming, and they were without arms.
But Keith "was not a man to hesitate
long because of possible danger, and
he stepped down Into the shallow wa-
"Come on, lyeb," he commanded,
"and we'll find out who lives here."
The window faced the west, and he
came up the low bank to where the
door fronted the north in Intense
darkness. Under the shadow of the
cottonwoods he could see nothing,
groping his way, with hands extended.
His foot struck a flat stone, and he
plunged forward, striking the unlatch-
ed door so heavily as to swing it open,
and fell partially forward into the
room. As he struggled to his knees,
Neb's black face peering past him Into
the lighted Interior, he seemed to per-
ceive in one swift, comprehensive
glance, every revealed detail. A lamp
burned on a rudely constructed set of
drawers near the window, and a wood
fire blazed redly In a stone fireplace
opposite, the yellow and red lights
blending in a peculiar glow of color.
Under this radiance were revealed the
rough log wallB plastered with yellow
clay, and hung about with the skins
of wild animals, a roughly made table,
bare except for a book lying upon It,
and a few ordinary appearing boxeB.
evidently utilized as seats, togethe;
with a barrel cut so as to make a com
fortable ohalr. in the back wall was
a door, partially open, apparently
leading into a second room That was
all, exoept the woman.
Keith must have perceived all these
tn that first hurried glance, for they
were ever after closely associated to-
gether In his mind, yet at the moment
he possessed no clear thought of any-
thing except her. She stood directly
behind the table, where she muBt have
sprung hastily at the first sound of
their approach, clutching at the rude
mantel above the fireplace, and staring
toward him, her face white, her breath
coming in sobs. At first he thought
the vision a dream, a delirium born
from hl long struggle; he could not
conceive the possibility of such a pres-
ence In this lonely place, and stagger-
ing to his feet, gazed wldly, dumbly
I Ti ..
"I—I Accept Any Terms You Desire."
at the slender, gray clad figure, the al-
most girlish face under the shadowing
dark hair, expecting the marvellous
vision to vanish. Surely this could
not be real! A woman, and such a
woman as this here, and alone, of all
places! He staggered from weakness,
almost terror, and grasped the table
to hold himself erect. The rising
wind came swirling in through the | tightly together,
open door, causing tbe fire to send
forth spirals of smoke, and he turned,
dragging the dazed negro within, and
snapping the latch behind him. When
he glanced around again he fully be-
lieved the vision confronting him
would have vanished. But no! there
she yet remained, thoBe wide-open,
frightened brown eyes, with long lash-
es half hiding their depths, looking di-
rectly Into his own; only now she had
Blightly changed her posture, leaning
toward him across the table. Like a
flash he comprehended that this was
reality—flesh and blood—and, with
the swift instinct of a gentleman, his
numbed, nerveless fingers Jerked off
his hat, and he bowed bareheaded be-
"Pardon me," he said, finding his
"A little of everything. I reckon," a
touch of returning bitterness in the
tone. "A plainsman, who has punched
cattle, but my last Job was govern
"You look as though you might be
more than that," she said slowly.
The man flushed, his lips pressing
Well. 1—1 may have been." he con
fessed unwillingly. "I started out all
right, but somehow I reckon I JuBt
went adrift. It's a habit in this coun-
Apparently those first words of com
ment had left her lips unthinkingly, for
she made no attempt to reply; merely
stood there directly facing him, her
clear eyes gazing frankly Into his
own. He seemed to actually see her
now for the first time, fairly—a sup
pie, slender figure, simply dressed
with wonderfully expressive brown
eyes, a perfect wealth of dark hair, a
clear complexion with slight olive
tinge to it, a strong, intelligent face,
not strictly beautiful, yet Btrangely
attractive, the forehead low and broad
the nose straight, the lips full and in
words were so unexpected that, for
the moment he failed to realize their
full purport. Finally he straightened
'1—I accept any terms you desire,"
he gasped weakly, "if—if you will
only give one return."
"Food; we have eaten nothing for
Her face, which had been so white,
flushed to the hair, her dark eyes soft-
"Why, of course; sit down. I ought
to have known from your face. Them
is plenty here—such as it is—only you
must wait a moment."
The Girl of the Cabin.
He saw Neb drop down beforo the
biasing fireplace, and curl up like a
tired dog, and observed her take the
lamp, open the door Into the other
room a trifle, and slip silently out of
sight. He remembered staring vaguely
about the little room, still illumined
by the flames, only half comprehending,
and then the reaction from his des-
perate struggle with the elements
overcame all resolution, and he drop-
ped his head forwkrd on the table, and
lost consciousness. Her hand upon
his shoulder aroused him, startled In-
to wakefulness, yet be scarcely real-
ized the situation.
"I have placed food for tho negro
beside him," she said quietly, and for
the first time Keith detected the soft
blur in her speech.
You aro from the South!" he ex-
claimed, as though it was a discovery.
"My boyhood began in Virginia—
the negro was an old time slave in
She glanced across at the black,
now sitting up and eating voraciously.
"I thought be had once been a
slave; one can easily tell that. 1 did
not ask him to sit here because, If
you do not object, we will eat here
together. I have also been almoat
as long without food. It was so lone-
ly here, and—and I hardly understood
my situation—and I simply could not
force myself to eat."
He dtstinguisned her words clearly
enough, although she spoke low, as if
she preferred what was said between
them should not reach the ears of the
negro, yet somehow, for the moment,
they made no adequate impression on
him. Like a famished wolf he began
on the coarse fare, and for ten min-
utes hardly lifted blB head. Then his
eyes chanced to meet hers across the
narrow table, and Instantly the gen-
tleman reawoke to life,
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
voice with difficulty. "I fell over the cllned to smile. Suddenly a vague re-
step, but—but I didn't expect to find membrance brought recognition.
a woman here."
He heard her quick breathing, mark-
ed a slight change in the expression of
the dark eyes, and caught the glitter
"Why, I know you now."
"Indeed!" the Blngle word a note of
"YeB; I thought you looked oddly
of the firelight on
"What did you expect to find?"
"I hardly knew," he explained lame-
ly; "we stumbled on this hut by acci-
dent. I didn't know there was a
cabin in all this valley."
"Then you are not here for any
purpose? to meet with any one?"
"No; we were lost, and had gone
into camp up above, when we discov-
ered your light."
"Where do you come from?"
Keith hesitated Just an Instant, yet
falsehood was never easy for him, and
he saw no occasion for any deceit
"What brought you here?"
"We started for the 'liar X' ranch
down below, on the Canadian; got
caught In a sand-storm, and then JuBt
drifted. I do not know within twenty
miles of where we are."
She drew a deep breath of uncon-
"Are you alone?"
'The negro and f— yes; and you
haven't tbe slightest reason to be
afraid of us—we're square."
revolver In her 1 familiar all the time, but couldn't for
' the life of me connect up. You're
"Am I?" her eyes filled with curl
"Of course you are. You needn't
be afraid of me If you want It kept
secret, but I know you Just the same.
Saw you at the 'Gaiety' In Indepen-
dence. maybe two months ago. I went
three times, mostly on your account.
You've got a great act, and you can
She stood in silence, stilt looking
fixedly at him, her bosom rising and
falling, her Hps parted as If to speak.
Apparently she did not know what to
do, how to act, and was thinking
"Mr. Keith." she said, at last In de-
cision, "I am going to ask you to blot
that all out—to forget that you even
suBpect me of being Christie Maclalre,
of the Gaiety."
•'Why, certainly; but would you ex-
"There Is little enough to explain. It
is sufficient that I am here alone with
you. Whether I wish to or not, I am
compelled to trust myself to your pro-
tection. You may call me Christie
Maclalre, or anything else you please;
She looked at him searrhlngly, and j you may even think me unwor<hy re-
something in Keith's clean-cut fare | spect, but you possess the face of a
seemed to bring reassurance, confi
dence tn the man.
"I am not afraid," she answered,
coming toward him around the short
table. "Only It la so lonely here, and
you startled me, bursting in without
warning. But you look all right, and
I am going to believe your story.
What Is your mme?"
gentleman, and as such I am going to
trust you—1 must trust you. Will you
accept my confidence on these
Keith did mx .mile, nor move.
wv«k from itnvjuw and fatigue, be
leaned w« rtb against tbe wall.
Nevertheless that simple, womanly ap-
peal awoke all that was strong and
sacrificing wlmin htm. although her
ODD NEW ZEALAND LIZARD
Tuatara Orlglna.ly Had Four Eyes,
but Has Lost Two In
Course of Ages.
The tuatara lizard, found in New
Zealand, Is one of the most ancient
"forms of animal life now found on
earth. Originally this lizard possessed
four eyes, but in the course of ageR
It has lost one pair. The tuatara
lay eggs which are remarkable In
that they require fourteen months
to hatch, the embryo passing the wil-
ier lu a state of hibernation.
The small survivors of past ages
are found only In a few localises a.
are becoming very scarce, collectors
from every part o. the world being
continually on their trail. They are
about two feet In length and, n com-
mon with other lizards, have the for-
tunate characteristic of being able to
replace portions of thel- limbs nr
tails which have been destroyed It
is asserted that one of tho.-r lizards,
owned by a naturalist, had the misfor-
tune some time ngo to Iob. an eye.
and that a complete i v eye, perfect
In every way, bas grown In the place
of the old one.—Montreal Standard.
Establishing a Reputation.
"If 1 knew bow to go about it, I
would have every dog in my store
tried before a Judge and Jury tor as-
sault and battery," said the animal
dealer. "Unless he was convicted and
executed I could get about three
pri cea Tor him.
"Every time a dog Is haled to court
on the charge of having bitten some-
body I attend the trial and take part
In the reception the beast holdB after
bis acquittal. A dog that has enough
class about him to precipitate a law-
BUit couldn't be bought for love or
money, but If his master wished to
sell him be could do so a dozen times
over before leaving the courtroom.
"Even if it has been proved that
the dog does show bis teeth once to
a while there are people willing to
take chances Just for the sake of own-
ing a dog that has so much charac-
ter. 8eliing dogs being in my line, I
have studied up a good many ways to
advertise, but trial by Jury is the best
way so far discovered."
You'll be de-
lighted with tho re-
sults of Calumet Dakiug
Powder. No disappoints —
no flat, heavy, soggy biscuits,
cake, or pastry.
Just tho lightest, daintiest, most
uniformly raised and most deli-
cious food you ever ate*
Rooohrod highest reward World's
Pure Food ExpoalOon,
Magistrate—This officer saya you ap-
proached your wife, spoke to her and
Rastus—Dat's right, Jedge.
Magistrate—What did you say to
Kastus—Jes' tole her dat I loved
A Metaphor Resented.
"Did I understand you to say, sir,"
said Colonel Stilwell, "that you re-
garded that orator's remarks as moon-
"That's what I said," replied the
"Well, sir, I do not wish to seem
captious, but when it comes to com-
paring that line of talk with a moun-
tain product for whose vigorous qual-
ities I have a large degree of respect,
I must say your efforts to be compli-
mentary, sir, go entirely too far."
Charity organizations uncover
multitude of sinners.
Crimes lead into one another. Tbey
who are capable of being forgers ara
capable of b«ing incendiaries.—
Can be served in-
stantly with cream
It maKes a breaK-
fast or lunch so supe-
rior to the ordinary,
that it has become
a welcome pantry
necessity in thou-
sands of homes, and
adds to the comfort
and pleasure of life.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold by Grocers
Po at ti in Cereal Co., Ltd^
liattie Cr«tfk, Mteh.
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