Canadian Valley Record (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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Br c. s. Mcdowell.
ffct'ri 1 — nuri
■ V■III—. I
Mrftapai «rf March I. 1*71.
SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 PER YtAR
"Bob and I are going to New York
•aturday," a an cu need Betty, when ebe
van Into our bouae on her eay does
town day before yesterday "Mias
Nelson U eomla« tomorrow to in for
I don't know vhetber we ca&
pet through ail i ha** to do la the
"* days ahe can girt bm."
"Perhape you'd ltka a day's help
fro® me," I aucseatad. "You know
"■ «ulta an axpart at pallia* oat baet,
"Almoat any kind of balp will ba
welcome," answered Betty, lauffclng.
So I promised to go orer to bar
bouse In the moraine with my thim-
ble and scissor* Although Betty la
aaly a relatlve-ln-law, I am food of
aar and am alwaya glad to do any-
thing I can for bar.
It occurred to ma that It would ha a
•ood plan to gat Mis. Nelson's advice
about my wistaria gown, which I want,
a* to hare altered, ao I took It orer
to Betty's with me. It was not until
Batty went downtown for noone trlnif 1
mlnga that I had a chance to oonault
Ittaa Nelson, for Betty waa so en- '
•r°aaed in bar own clothea that abe
would not even listen when I brought
• t*e subject of my dreaa.
yoo 11 give me aome of your
•plendld Ideas," I said, as I slipped on
•• 'or Miss Nelaon's Inspec-
tion, "I shall ba grateful."
"It's a beautiful costume," she ei-
•toimed, admiringly. "If the aklrt were
"Nerer," aaaerted the young woman
who was pouring the tea. "haa a mem-
ber of ay family ever gone away oa
a trip «r made a train except at the
>aat possible minute, with millions at
things to do at the end, hating him-
self and the people he waa to via It
aad the whole world generally. This
leat pathos to ths attitude my sister
took just before she want to visit bar
"She dashed In here early one mora-
lag wltb the announcement rh^t she
waa going on her long-deferred trip to
eee her husband's people aad fit*tt
would I go shopping with her, aa ahe
had a Hat as long as her ana. Tor
oace.' quoth abe. a Barrett la going oa
a trip and bare 14 whole, perfect,
peaceful hoars before train time, wltb
abaolutely nothing to do! I .imply
will not have hysterics, aa la the gea-
arai rule la the Barrett household I
I'm going to get everything done la
"Harion,' I told her, I love your
optimistic disposition. This youthful
I trust of yours Is Indeed beautiful—it
Is «ad to contemplate the batterings
It Is doomed to receive, but, of course,
I 111 go shopping with you and assist In
keeping up your delusion that you are
folng to get things done!'
" 'Oh, you make me tired!' Marlon
told me succinctly and sweetly Thus
* th t she actually believed what
the had said.
"Wall, shs waa to leave on Thurs-
day Monday we remembered a white
•arge aklrt that I had promised to
make for her. She heroically protest*
ad that It waa too late and ahe didn't
need It, but she bad bought the serge
and two pairs of silk stockings and
pumps to go with it. so I knew her
heart would be broken If she didn't
'Tuesday morning I started It—
CANTON PRODUCE CO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in j1
Poultry, Bnttes, Eggs, [Hides,f
Flour and Feed
EXCLUSIVE AGENTS FOR
"CUSTER'S BEST" FLOUR
ASK YOUR GROCER.
Large Quanities a Specialty.
Canton, .... Oklahoma.
«,,<! th. dw, phonal"Marion* to"com.
over and be fitted ahe answered with
door, suit caae in one hand and watch
fn the other, telling her she had Just
fire minutes In which to do a ten-
minute walk to the car.
"I give you my word that when M*
rlon finally vanished, having gone
down the etalra aa if ahot out of a
gun, hat crooked, fura flying, pale, dis-
heveled and hysterical, I never was so
utterly glad to see the last of any
human being aa I was of my dearly
'It's the last time HI ever try to
aaalat a Barrett to break the family
record and make a getaway that la
calm and neaeeful!
Made over, It would be perfeet for thla
"V that Is all It requires, maybe
fou will show me how to do It," I
"Wall, If you think there will b«
time," she replied.
"Oh, Ml do the work," I said. And
I® • r*r7 few mlnutea I had the
ripped out for her to plan. She
*®a fust basting them together In
their new mods when Betty returned.
"I didn't waate a minute," she aald,
"Tor I waa afraid you'd be waiting to
St me, Mlaa Nelson Why, what's
this?" she aaked, catching sight of
tha wistaria broadcloth.
1 knsw. Betty, that yon wouldn't
blind if Miss Nslson gave me a few
mlnutea about refurblahing thla frock,"
I explained "Cousin Fannie haa ao
touch to do for mother aad grand-
toother thla fall that I hate to bother
perfect wall of daapalr. It ssemed
•ha had forgotten that her atays were
downtown being fixed and by no poe-
•lblllty would be back before Thuri
Ordinance No. XXV.
Ordinance to License Telephene Ex-
changes and Pool Halls and Bowl-
Be it ordained by the Trustees of the
Town of Canton, State of Oklahoma.
SEC. I. Each Telephone Company
operating a Telephone Exchange in the
Town of Canton, State of Oklahoma,
CANTON HARNESS SHOP
JOHN SEIFRIED, Proprietor.
Harness, Saddles, Robes, Blankets,
Brushes, Combs, Etc.
REPAIRING NEATLY DONE
Hand-Made Harness a Specialty
CANTON, OK LA.
East Main Street.
uwi ueiorv i nurs- f viviaiiuiim,
day morning. Thay made her two 8ha11 W the 8aid Town of Canton a
Inches a mailer than any others, so I license of $100.00 per year payable
knew better than to suggest that she annually in advance
be fitted anyhow. SEC. II. Each person or persons
easily flVnUhm.1Kd'' 1 Ca* °**ratinK a Poo> Kail or Bowling Alley
easily finish the aklrt Thursday—your in the Town of Canton, State of Okla-
Thursday !"ZZ T ^ a ^ ^ Uke a^ceni at OnJ
When I pressed It I found that ona r ^ ? Dollars per month for each
gore absolutely wouldn't press right. BowlinK Alley, and must pay same at
and there was nothing to do but rip l^ree months in advance
off the band aad rip down the seam. SEC. Ill, It shall be a misdemean-
I was over at Muulon's when I made or> punishable Jby a fine of $5.00 for
the discovery, and. positively, she eaf,h offense, and each day's failure to
turned pale green at the newa. pay said license money shall be «
—„ w wlu.r 'Now don't you worry,' I told her distinct and separate offense.
"That's very noble of you." re- TU b*" n^o^'V^b b^thTume Publication,
toarked Bstty In an odd tone. Then 1 «et lwa' ,ro® h«™'' 'of Jun^ 1011 appr°Ved th,S 12th da*
When I asked her If she didn't think t " You'll have nothing ahead of ma; rAtt««n '
the eleeres wers going to he pr*ty « that resp^' , sasured her. and \ E.[^LI8, W. A. Rieck,
Town Clerk. President,
,n th*1 respect.' I assured her, and
•he said ahe really hadnt given the th#n 1 "tarted In to rip.
toatter any thought "Well, by dinner time I bad It fixed
Bhe was ao eatremely ungracious ""I after a hurried meal I handed it
that I had almost decided to give up OT®r to Marlon to be damp-ragged and
filing the gown when I was called to P" Md, while Harry and I looked
the telephone to apeak to Arthur
Knight, who had learned from mother
Where I was.
"There's an Impromptu Informal
dance at the Country olub tonight,"
he said, "and I hope yon oan go with
Whan I oatne baeh to the sewing
room I remarked that I simply must
liars my wistaria frock to wear that
"Pull evening dress would he quite
ridiculous," I said, "and my wistaria
l« the only sultabls demltollette I
bsve. If Miss Nelson will help me
With It we oan got it done in short
Order. And tomorrow, Betty, I'll come
over and sew all day for you. If youH
Hp the hem of the skirt It will be
1-eady for Miss Nelson to rehang as
Soon an she and I prepare the sleeves
to be put hack into the bodice.
I handed her the dreas and she went
at the ripping in a way that, muoh aa
I dislike to say such a thing of Betty.
Actually seemed surly. All three of
us worked on the gown until late In
the afternoon, when It was done ea-
•ept for a little finlahlng that I knew
Cousin Itainle could easily do while I
Wss resting for ths dance.
The gown looked so well on me that
evening that I was very glad that I
bad had It changed. It pays to keep
•ne'e clothes up to date.
I fully Intended to go to Betty's this
toornlng, but I slept late after the
tanoe and I was so tired that I tel-
ephoned her that unless she needed
m$ very much I wouldn't ga
"I dont need yoo at an," she replied.
«ulte snappishly. "But tf Cousin Faa-
ble can find time to oome orer I ■n 1
be very grateful. When she ketps aho
4oesn't balp hersftt."
Poor Bstty! Po* her own sake I
—i r*r91 bar bad
over the evening paper and pretended
that life was calm and beautiful. Sud-
denly from ths kitchen came a muf-
fled scream and we Jumped to our feet
pale and shaking.
" 'Oh, that cat!' Marion cried In vlt-
rlolfe tones. 'She tried to climb up
the Skirt as it hung from the ironing
board, and her olaw has pulled
' 'Never mind,' I repeated, mechan-
ically. 'We'll Just pull It back! Go
on with your pressing and I'll look
over your suitcase and see that you've
not forgotten your tooth-brush, as
usual, and your handkerchiefs!'
"Ia five minutes there came a cry
from Marion the like of which I never
before had heard Issue from a human
throat I suppose because never be-
fore had I been present at a great
tragedy. When Harry and I stap-
gered Into the kttohen Marion glared
at na wildly. On the very last breadth
at the very last spot to be pressed
near the hem she had set her Iron
down an Instant while she stuck In a
hairpin, and there had grown magical-
ly the moat Intense and beautiful
"At such tense momenta one cant
elways recall what took place, but
Harry tells me that I smiled In the
most heavenly way and grabbed the
skirt, crying In a weak voioe how
Te-ry, ve-ry fortunate H was she had
chosen eaaotly that spot to sooreb.
"Well Just rip off the braid.' he re~
lates I gibbered airily, *and rip out
this section, and pot In another piece!'
"This I proceeded to do, while Harry
put Ice water on Marion's head and
walked her up and down, as they do
People who hare poieoned themselve*
"Well, I got It done and Marion at-
tacked it again with the Iron, her hat
and ooet on and Harry staadlag In the
Where Did You
: Merry Widow Hat?
The Merry Widow Hat attract* ev-
"7body's attention. Everybody looks
at It Nobody can help seeing It
Because It occupies so much space.
Because it Is a fine millinery display
Because It has graceful Maes.
In fact. It has LINES OF DISPLAY
In the Hat lies a Hlnt-to wit:
Ths advertiser who would attract
everybody's attention must use many
LINES OF DISPLAY SPACE.
You will always find me on the
l Canton Market
J I buy-all kinds of
] Grain and Live Stock
0W- ,*• SOUTHWORTH
i 0ra,n and Live Stock Canton, Oklahoma
Blue Front Livery
G. H. Palmer, Prop.
CALL US DAY OR -NIGHT
Phone No. Canton,
♦♦♦♦♦ti e ofc
I do all kinds of Blacksmith and Machine Work. .
Whv? „ !fUSe my^°Pis "P with ail J
right6™ m nery and my Prices are J
MILL in Connection. Custom grinidng days everv t
Saturday. Washington Ave. Canton, Okta 5
Flemings' Barber Shop
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SHAVE, SHAMPOO or HAIR CUT
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