Britton Weekly Sentinel. (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, July 10, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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THE BRITTON SENTINEL
2ILPAH M. BURDGE, Editrei*.
deaoly water IN THE desert.
Mistake Made by Travelers In Arid
Wastes of the 8outhwe«t.
The Vulgarity of Watte.
When you see a housewife who
keeps bread lying around until it
molds; who permit! mildew to get into
the clothes; who allows her stocking*
and those of her family to fail to
pieces for want of darning: who cooks
up a lot of food which she ought to
know will not be eaten and that will
be cast Into the garbage can; who
"thrashes through" her best frocks b>
putting them on to do kitchen work
you may be sure she Is "tacky ^ou
will never find a woman of that de
script Ion who is not cheap and who
hasn't a common streak in her as wide
as a gate. Well, It is exactly the same
with a people or a nation, says the
Kansas City Star. When you see a
country reckless in the use of Its re
sources and heedlessly destructive of
the treasures with which It has been
endowed by nature, you can depend
upon It that it possesses the Ingredi-
ent* of cheapness and Inferiority. We
laugh a great deal about the proverbial
disregard of the future commonly wit-
nessed In our "colored brother as
long as he has a dollar In his pocket.
Hut what essential difference Is there
between the complacency of the "Bene
gambian" with the price of a meal nnd
a lodging ahead, and the blind indlf
ference of a country and Its people
■that go ahead despoiling timber lands,
consuming coal with heedless extrava-
gance, permitting vast quantities of
gas and oil to get away, and taking no
care whatever to make provision for
any reinforcement of the supplies
which It consumes. So, while the con-
gress of conservation at Washington
is in mind, let us not forget that the
wastefulness habitually practiced by
the American people Is not only wick
ed and hopelessly stupid, but that it
Is likewise cheap and "tacky" and re-
veals not one trace of sane Judgment
or proper breeding.
Fearful and Wonderful Styles Threat
ened in Headgear.
A person InnocTm of to day . fash "One of the chief dancer, of travel-
Ions would have hard work accounting ers In crossing such dreary and arid
tar .he head llM Of aOHM Of as ,h'' 'amed Death valley
ling models, for with the I.Ik pompa 1.. Nevada arises from Ignorance a. to
ilnurs the> s-eltlr almost to eye the character of the infrequent pooU
brows and without them they would
be likely to diop entirely over the
It is the opinion of a humorously In-
clined milliner that "the ultimate in
headgear I Ills season by ultimate is
meant the styles thai will be taken up
by the rarefied set will be an awful
crush of barnyard fowl fruit and
vegetables on strong scaffoldings of
straw." Home of tin exclusive milli-
ners, realizing that height is what is
to be deilred at all costs, are tntroduc
Ing the steel skeleton system In the
building of their wonderful creations,
in spite of the fact that the human
scalp does not lend Itself particularly
to the sinking of caissons, which are
Imperative In this style of hat con-
A Yoga's Feat.
For 14 years llava l.uchman llnss re
ccived from the priests of the Itlack
if water along the route," said T. E.
Smalley, a mining engineer of Denver.
"The tenderfoot growing faint under
u blazing sun, will want to quench his
Intolerable thirst when he comes to a
shallow hole, whose water, clear as
crystal, seems absolutely pure. He
can ltb difficulty be restrained from
drinking It by some experienced com-
panion, who knows that one draught
will probably cause serious If not fatal
Illness This water, for all Its seem-
ing purity and clearness, is loaded
with arsenic, and many a man has lost
his life by Its use.
"Curiously enough, the only water
In the desert that Is safe to drink Is
foul looking and inhabited by bugs
and snakes. When ypu come to a
muddy pool, on the surface of which
Insects are disporting themselves, how-
ever repulsive it may be both to the
eye and palate, you may drink It with
Impunity, despite its looks, as a man
THE WRONG STREET
[Jy ANSELM CHOMEL
Broad hurst had met the young wo-
| man but once, and then by the merest
i chance. He had done her some little
service and been rewarded with a
I smile and gracious thanks. With that
he had dismissed the matter from his
mind. A friend had happened on the
| scene in time to present him; the
young woman had said it was a pity
| that he should have been put to
Canada After Settlers.
The Canadian Dominion has not yet
found It necessary to begin the con
servatlon of resources, though the
time may come sooner than Is antic
pated. Just now the principal effort
appears to be to attract settlers and to
open up regions which the railroad
companies are desirous of having de
veloped. The announcement comes
from Vancouver that the government
of Urltlsh Columbia is planning to sell
vast tracts of land, having decided to
dispose of $5,000,000 or $0,000,000
worth this year. In the operations
the government will have the active
aid of one of the big railroad concerns.
An American has been engaged to
manage the deal, says the Troy (N.
Y.) Times, and part of the project con
sists of laying out a model city, with
paved streets, sewers, water system
and qther conveniences. Another
feature of the plan will be the employ-
ment qf a landscape gardener to ar
range JQprroundings that will be ornate
and attractive. All this Is done with
a view to making settlers feel at home
and providing them with advantages
such are are seldom found In a fron-
tier region. The contrast with the ex
perlences of the earlier pioneers in the
United States and Canada is Impres-
DINNER MADE PARIS MARVEL
The 24 guests who enjoyed "the Drexels' perfumed dinner," In Paris are
still talking about It. Mr. and Mrs. A. .1. Drexel engaged the beautiful garden
of the llotel Grand The garden was scented with the odor of the La r ranee
lose. The delicate essence was brought from Grasse, where many perfumers
raise the flowers whose sweetness the> imprison. The whole garden was im-
pregnated with the essence. During the dinner music seemed to flow from
the trots, the shrubs, the Mowers, ltoldi's tine orchestra, completely hidden,
played "The Star Spangled Banner" first, then many other American airs.
Automobiles have ruined so many
macadamized roads that an interna
tional congress has been called to
meet in Paris on October 11 to con-
sider plans for saving the roads. The
macadam road, as everyone knows, is
composed of layers of crushed stone
held together by a binding material
rolled Into the surface. This method
of paving was devised for the use of
Iron-tired vehicles. As the Iron bound
wheels roll over the road they crush
the small stones, and the dust sifts
into the crevices between the larger
stones and binds them more tightly
together. With Judicious use, such a
road improves with age. The automo-
bile, however, runs on an air filled rub-
ber tire. This tire, Instead of crushing
the small stones, sucks the dust out
from between the large r tones, and the
wind blows It away, leaving the road-
bed rough and uneven. Hoad experts
on both sides of the ocean have been
seeking for some surface dressing
that will seal the road when once
made bo tightly that the rubber tiro
cannot draw out the binder by suc-
tion. Oils with asphaltic bases, coal
tar preparations and calcium cblorid
have been used with tome success In
allaying the dust and preventing the
wear of the roads, but they are not
wholly satisfactory either here or in
caves of Central India the necessary
education in order to become a yoga,
as a yoga must be capable of taking
■the 48 postures of the Hindoo Idols. Per-
haps his greatest trick consists In bal
anclng himself on the end of his
fingers while the whole of his body is
in the air. Hava staled that In order
to obtain the rank of yoga in the
Itlack caves of India he had to con
tlnue In this position on the ends of
his fingers under the eyes of the
judges, without a second's interval, for
seven days and nights—Strand Mag
Had His Way.
"Hold on,' shouted the man who
wits about to be electrocuted.
"What's the matter?" asked the
guard and attendants.
"Why, say, I want you fellers to
promise me that you won't let the
yellow papers headline this matter as
'An Uncommon Occurrent,' or 'Cut
rent Topics.' " And after complying
they pushed the button.
will who Is crazy with thirst produced
by burning sands and merciless sun."
Effect of Formic Acid.
Ants steeped In wine are used as a
medicine in Switzerland. It Is an old.
remedy in tlint country for many mal-
adies. including rheumatism. Formic
acid is the substance that Is thus
evolved. It is said to augment muscu-
lar strength and increase the power to
resist fatigue. A German physician
who recently experimented with this
medicine took from eight to ten drops
of formic acid a day in water prepared
to neutralize its acidity. Almost im-
mediately after taking the medicine
he said: "I am uneasy. I feel the
need of taking exercise. I want to
run or climb a mountain. I want to be
Man—You got that will all
All Is Changed.
"He says his wife is becoming tin
bearable; she says such shnrp and sai
castlc things "
"Why. he used to comment
that before he married her."
Yes, but he considered It wit then." ' like that.
Lawyer—Yes, sir; it's all complete.
Sick Man—Can It be broken easily?
Lawyer—No, sir; It *ud cost a thou-
sand dollars to break it.
Sick Man—Then you tear it right
up, and make one that can he broken
upon i for about $25; 1 ain't goin' to run
| them children Into a big expense
much trouble on her aceoount, and he
I had recited a foolish speceh—he had
I read it In a French novel—to the ef-
j feet that any man should consider It
; an honor to be her slave.
He had certainly not gone out of his
j way to met her, nor tried to extend
| the acquaintance beyond the first
j meeting. And as for his foolish
speech, It was preposterous to torture
It Into an offer of marriage. Hut there
was her letter, and there was no mis-
taking Its meaning.
"A mistake of the postman, of
course," he thought at first, but the
address on the envelope, "Mr. Richard
Broadhurst, 54 George street," settled
that point against him.
The letter made it clear, provoklngly
clear, that Miss Virginia Hamilton
| looked upon him as a suitor, and that
she was graciously yielding to his en-
"Why one would think from this," he
1 said, "that I had thrown myself at her
feet and begged her to be my wife,
when, confound her, 1 wouldn't—but
what's the use of storming around
about it? 1 must get this matter
For llichard Hroadliurst was the last
| man on earth who was thinking of
But, after all, why not? The bold
ness of the thought both startled and
amused him. It came back. Why not?
He could not answer the question, al-
though he called up all his old-time
prejudices and all the arguments
which to him had seemeed to prove
conclusively that he should never
He remembered that Miss Virginia
wa.1 not had to look upon, that she
gave evidences of refinement, and that
her manner was pleasing. True, he
hatl noticed a certain haughtiness In
her bearing, but that, he thought,
would be for the world and not for the
man she loved. His old ideas about
marriage might be all right so far as
the rest of the women in the world
was concerned, but Miss Virginia
well, that was another matter. A wife,
after all—if Miss Virginia were the
wife—might not be the worst thing in
After accepting his offer of marriage
—which he had not made—Miss Vir-
ginia had written that she would re-
main with her aunt in New York till a
week before the wedding, the date of
which, he learned from her letter, was
three months hence.
'• suppose," she had written, "that
you will call upon your old friend Mr.
Gay to act as groomsman. "Mr. Gay
was the friend who had introduced
"Evidently," Broadhurst laughed,
"there isn't much for the modern
groom to do but to appear at the right
time and put his neck into the yoke.
The bride-to-be picks out the groom,
hints at whom she would like to be
'best man,' names the place and date
of the wedding, and looks after things
generally. But for the fact that there
couldn't very well be a wedding with-
out a groom, 1 suppose they would
eliminate him. But I'll let Miss Vir-
ginia manage this little affair."
Then he notified his friend Gay that
by 8hort tnry Pub. Co.)
leave. Once on the train, he took a
seat, but soon left it, to find the con-
ductor and ask him when he would
reach his destination. True, he had
been consulting the time-table for
days, but now feared that he might
have made a mistake in reading it;
and then it might be necessary to send
a message asking them to delay the
ceremony until he could arrive. His
fears on this point quieted, he again
took his seat, but it occurred to him
that the locomotive might be In a bad
way and cause the train to lose time.
But the conductor said the locomotive
was never in better condition.
Half way between his home and that
of Miss Virginia the train stopped. He
rushed out of the coach with a hun-
dred questions on his tongue. What
He clapped lit.- In a passionate em-
brace. The very sofa thrilled with
"And one day. light of my life, h«
cried, "you will be mine—all mine all
of you! Those silken tresses, those
dear, darling, pearly teeth, that show
like seashore shells and are more
precious to me than the world s
wealth! Let me gaze on them, my be-
Again the sofa thrilled and a shrill
voice from beneath startled the air:
"Why don't you take eai out and
chow him, sis?"
She shut her mouth with a snap.
A Remarkable Recovery.
Mrs. Frank Stroebe, R. F. D. 1, App!<H
ton, Wis., writes: "I began using Pern-
naafew months ago, when my health
and strength were all gone, and I wa*
nothing but a nenoua wreck, conid
not sleep, eat or rest properly, and felt
no desiro to live. Peruna made mo look
at life in a different light, as I began to
regain my lost strength.
"I certainly think Peruna is without
a rival as a ionic anil strength builder."
He Rushed Out of the Coach with a
had caused the delay? Would it be
a long one? Was there a telegraph
His worst fears were realized. Some-
thing had gone wrong with a freight
train, and the way was blocked. It was
several miles to the nearest telegraph
The wedding was set for eight
o'clock that evening, and it was ten
minutes past nine when Broadhurst
leaped from a cab In front of Miss
Virginia's home, turned to pay the
driver of the foaming horses and ran
up the steps of the house. His ring
was answered immediately, and he al-
most rushed into the arms of his
friend Gay. He thought his friend
seemed somewhat surprised at his ar-
"I hope I am not so very late?" he
"The ceremony is over," Gay said,
"but you are in time to offer your con-
gratulations. Come this way."
The bride came forward and gave
her hand. Broadhurst thought she
might receive her future husband with
a little more cordiality than her man-
ner indicated. To relieve the embar-
rassment of the situation, he ventured
to extend his congratulations, and was
glad to perceive that it must have been
the proper thing to do, since the bride
received them most graciously. Then,
with the remark, "I want you to meet
my husband," she led him towards the I
gentleman who had been with her
when he entered the room.
After he had been presented, his
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friend Gay remarked to Virginia's hus-
being inexperienced in such matters, j |_,an(i;
he was going to put himself into Gay's j y0u have my friend here—whose
MAY BE HOME OF PRINCE DE SAGAN
Getting right down to a final analy-
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gators of the day is he who can paddle
a canoe with a nervous woman of 150
pounds or upward as a passenger and
land the cargo safely.
hands, and asked him to look after
such little details as his bride-to-be
had not thought to arrange.
He was In a fever of excitement till
j Gay's answer came, but It reassured
1 him. It was as follows:
Old hand at the business, and will
name, by the way, is the same as your
own, Richard Broadhurst—to thank
for rescuing your bride, some time
ago, when a team of horses threatened
to run her down."
Broadhurst did not catch the other s
reply; he was dazed. Gay laid his
see you through it. Congratulate you j j,and upon Broadhurst's shoulder, say-
on the bride you are to get. Now, old , jUK jn alarm:
man, keep cool and don't get excited. . "Dick, you're ill."
Above all, don't do foolish things. Just | "Nothing serious," he replied; "it
buy your wedding clothes, be sure to ' w[|] 8oon pass away. If you will ex-
get here on time, and don't worry j cuse mei i will step outside."
about anything else. I will attend to j .
all little details." j "Funny thing," said Gay, speaking
"Really, he's an accommodating fel- ; to Broadhurst a few days later.
hurst—that's the other fellow, not
you," with a laugh—"had been trying
to win Miss Hamilton's heart for a
year before she consented to marry
him. Well, Just about the time you
met her, she concluded to accept him,
and after she got to New York wrote
to him to that eftect. He did not get
the letter, and renewed his pleadings.
Again she accepted him. Broadhurst
wired to me, asking me to be best
man,' and I promptly accepted. In a
lew days, 1 was surprised to get a let-
Altogether during the year 1908
there will have been under construc-
tion buildings directly or indirectly
connected with Princeton univemHy
representing -tn expenditure of nearly
will settle the
hat Bador t
Mme. Anna tiould's Pink Marble Palace in Paris.
Gould'* Intended marriage with the l'rlnce de Sagan probably
, ibe question as tn what slutll become of her pink marble palace in
lie Malaiioff. l'arla The building is one of the most beautiful in the
upltnl and It- magnificent furnishings reflect the exquisite taste of
in I ile I'nsteilar.e Pen-Intent effort was made by the American am-
rent the pilace ai.d syndicate was formed to purchase It and
low," Broadhurst thought, "but I
should like to have something to say
in this matter. The groom seems to
be almost as unimportant a factor in a
wedding as an unpreferred creditor
where the assets are ten cents on the
Then followed three months of ec-
stasy, Intermixed at times, it is Irue,
with the fear that something might
dash the cup of newly-found bliss from
The weeks passed without Broad
hurst hearing again from Gay or from ter from him with the same request. I
Miss Virginia. A week before the date | concluded the dear fellow, in his Joy,
of the wedding, he thought that per- was losing his mind.
haps he ought to go over and see them, "Now .the strange part of it is that I
but feared to Intrude. They were Broadhurst protests that he did not
busy no doubt, with the arrangements, receive Miss Hamilton's first letter,,
and 'would not care to be bothered by and that he communicated but once
one who was to play the minor part of with me; whereas his wife Is positive
groom. So, Impatient though he was, that she accepted him twice, and 1 !
he concluded to aw-alt his cue before could swear that I promised as often i
appealing on the scene. Then, there to act as 'best man.'"
wi re his own arrangements to look "What was your friend s address
after. For the fiftieth time he received j Broadhurst asked.
convert it into a Parisian Shetrv's or Delmonlco s. lo every proposition
V. ;\l:i!iie Could Shook her head, and when pres ;rd_ to know her intention*
v.i'l; u;;urd to ilio building sIk smiled and said "We shall see."
the solemn assurance of his tailor
that his wedding clothes were perfect.
Finally, his wedding day arrived,
and he was at the railroad station two
"No. 54 Georgia street."
Broadhurst said nothing, but medi-
tated upon how easy it would be to
make a mistake and write "George'' iu
hours before the time for the train to j stead of "Georgia."
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