The Darrow Press. (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1905 Page: 5 of 8
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MUFFItiS AND THE SIRL.
of me. I can't think what it is.
I And as I open the door that the lir
is delicious. The day is bright audi
"Yes, Mrs. Wamp was decidediy poor sunny and perfect. As I descend th;s
Judgment. I have always said so. I say steps I wave my hand lightly *o Tom
Bo still. She knows how exclusive 1
km. Yet what does she do but piac®
the new boarder at my tabie:
Had tho new boarder been a gentle-
man, and one of quiet, refined tastes
like myself, I should not have madd
any objections. But as I look over my
morning paper the first object that
greets me is a woman sitting opposite,
gorging herself on oatmeal and cream.
And she is using such a quantity of
cream. I'm sure she thinks cream
Hail, who is passing on the other side
<yi the street. He stops, looks at mi
i inquiringly, and finally crosses over.
-Why, what's the matter?" he ex-
I claims, coming nearer.
[ "By George! are you crazy?" as ha
; slaps me on the back.
^ 1 only smile at Tom. Somehow the
1 sun is so warm and cheery that I can
afford to be amiable.
' The office is a dreary place. A hor-
comes in barrels. She flushed her oat- j ,-jd grinding place. Men come in ond
meal with it, as if she were using the
garden hose. I know she is going to
take it all and leave none for me.
And Mrs. Wamp makes embarraa-
Bing remarks when we ask for a scconrt
pitcher. I peruse my morning paper,
inwardly bewailing Mrs. Wamp s poor
**If you Dlease, I'll take a muffin."
With a vague idea that I am ad- i
dressed I raise my eyes. Ye3, the wo- !
man is looking straight at me . Tbe
muffin plate is near and evidently in- |
tended for me. I have no desire to !
share my hnt muffins with a strange
woman just because she happens to si ;
at my table.
Fuithermore. I am astounded. She I
asked for muffins without having bad \
any introduction. Her conduct is
highly improper. When I ignore h<T
entirely and show my contempt by re* j
suming my paper she extends her ha:i i i
to the muffin plate and deliberately |
takes one from under my nose.
I say nothing. But I fully make up |
my mind to go directly to Mrs. Wamp !
and have this stranger removed to an- i
other part of the dining room.
1 eat my breakfast in some irritation. I
Hrs. Wamp is fully aware of my aver*
sion to women, and especially to for- j
ward women. I am a man of quiet
tastes. She has heard me express my- !
■elf forcibly on the subject
When old Mrs. Pennywell* first oame I
sfie sat at my table. 1 immediately had j
the rich old snob removed to an-
other table. Now she sits and waves
her bediamond fingers at the waiters
end looks at me through her Iongnetta.
I have always disliked Mrs. Pennywell.
The woman opposite is not like Mrs.
Pennywell. She's younger. In fact,
much younger. Too young, indeed, to
be allowed to annoy gentlemen of quiet
tastes. I observe that Mrs. Pennywell
dislikes the young woman at my table.
She now levels her lorgnette at her in-
stead of me.
There must be something nice about
the young woman to arouse Mrs. Pen-
nyweU's resentment I see. The lady
Is very young. I am interested to finl
that her chin has a dimple and a deli-
cate turn that reminds me of Sarah
Belle. Sarah Belle was a small, curly-
Mrs. Wamp smiles; noas, ana passes
I am surprised to see the young lady
proceed with her breakfast. I am all
curiosity. She pours the cream over
her oatmeal. I like people who enjoy
"Are you going to stay here at my
table?" I venture.
"Wouldn't it be wise to have th«
taBle surveyed first?"
flI want to know the boundary line.
I won't trespass any more, and I'll pay
back the muffins I borrowed yester*
"Forget about it," I begin. "I mean
forgive me. My muffin plate is yours
and the muffins on it—"
I stop. I want to* say more.
"And you won't care, and you won't
Bless her heart and her Sarah Belle-
like face! But I say aloud, with good
breeding and reserve, because, of
course, she wouldn't realize about fish-
ing ponds and pink sunbonnets and
curls antl dainty laughs and brown
"I sttotild be delighted."
-V • • • •
Tt is a year after, and we two help
each other to muffins now.—Illustrated
interrupt your quietest thoughts. If
•hat tobacco scheme I have afloat
.iomes to a uead I am going to take a
rest from business. Strange, though,
) had not thought business cares irk-
I am to dine with George Scott to-
r;j,"ut.' It seems there is a difference of
• ion among the stockholders about
},n dividends. When Scott left my
j jst now he asked if I had hear!
uews. He remarked in explana-
**i til at I sremed jolly today. Grr:«
,■ av. ns! can it be true that I have uot
< joily all the time? B:it, then, this
•„ l acco scheme has been on my min 1
• jood deal of late.
I'm glad the day is ove>. I dined
<TLh Scott. The business wasn't so im-
portant after ali.
M tpbl* this morning I take up tli"
'.'.-•ier as usual. 1 don't care mucfi
about the news today; but. 1 must make
a pretense. I must be careful about
holding it upside down. That young
Pennywell is dull, but he notices that
and sings it out before the whole din-
ing room. And he might make it very
embarrassing for a gentleman of quiet
I notice that Mrs. Pennywell is star-
ing at the chair opposite me. It must
be occupied. I glance slyiy. It is, and
she has a fuzzy pink bow under ner
chin this morning. Sarah Belle wora
pink. I like pink.
My plate of muffins is steamhig hot
I am sure she'll like them. 1 pass them
across. She looks at ,me a momeni
with wide-open eyes, then, deliberate^
ignoring my courtesy, she calls ih3
waiter and requests a plate of muffins
for herself. She places disagreeable
emphasis on each word.
If Sarah Belle had lived I would
have sworn that the saucy eyes flash-
ing at me and the scornful, willful pout
I am surprised to find Mrs. Wamp at
"Excuse me, Mfr. Gray, the servants
made a mistake in placing Miss Ashley
afyour table. I failed to remind them
of your wishes. Mrs. Pennywell has
kindly consented to let Mi* Ashley sit
•t her talUe, here being the only one
with a vacant place"
Can I believe my own ears? Mrs.
beaded girl that 1 went to school with. | Wamp speaks to me as if I were in the
But this girl is decidedly forward
Mrs. Pennywell still stares at ner.
And all the other boarders watch ner. j
too. There is not an eye in the dining j
toon that does not follow her as ahe J
gora out She is decidedly pretty. Too j
bad. too had. that she is 3o forward in j
her manners. I am quite prejudiced jn j
account of that muffin episode.
She is graceful, too. 1 am sure if j
Sarah Belle had lived she would hava
walked with just such movements. V
sort of lilt in every step
"Mrs. Pennywell has just frowned at
her son for turning to look after her.
Toung Pefinywell is a stamp If he
dares to speak to her I'll knock him
down. As I hurry out I remember t
wish to speak to Mrs. Wamp, the 'and-
t— X— goBtel mat tar. fkK 4-b« lif'S
habit of objecting to people at my tap
ble. She seems to take it as a matter
"Why, indeed, Mrs. Wamp." I begin.
I am greatly embarrassed, for I am
thinking of Sarah Belle—I mean Mis?
Ashley—picturing her at the table with
the lorgnette and that young Penny-
well with his inau* grin. "I am sure if
Miss Ashley has no objection to s.t
here I have none."
"My face is very red, and you may
hear a pin drop in the silence of the
6>be tosses her head. 1 know she has
decided on the other table. She turns
about and cooliy sr. . eys it She m: ets
the insipid smile of young PcnnywelL
i5h«* evidently Hkea the muM. She
puNs Mrs. Wamp down and whispers
Matrimonially Inclined Women Pra>
fer Men Already Broken In.
One of the puzzles afforded by th<?
matrimonial market is the preference
of widowers for spinsters and tho in-
difference of widows to bachelors.
Statistics manipulated by an expert
statistician, prove that this particuiar-
and prejudice exist. They show that
In a given period 25,141 widowers
sought to heal the breach in their do-
mestic arrangements by espousing 25,-
141 spinsters while only 8,147 widows
were considered available for that
purpose. That left many of the widows
unprovided for, and, although ou their
own testimony most of tiie widow
would have preferred consoling Them-
selves with widowers, more than 15,-
000 of them chose sccond partners
from the raniis of bachelors.
Having thus marshaled iris figu^CiS,
tlic statistician proceeds V.o the,inevi-
table deductions. He expounds theo-
ries purporting to account for the pre
dilection of the sexav when choosing
a helpmate for thy second, third or
fourth time. So/eral explanacion-t
&re advanced. '1 Le thoughtless hei J
v.hj have neither statistics nor theo-
ries of their own may take their
To start .vith, the statistician tiain-
tjins that a man wlio lias s :.-~r-; I
conjugal bereavement is more anxious
to repair his loss than a woman sua*
iiurly afiliciod. inueed so enamor.vl
is he of the matrimonial state thai iie
is willing to give it several trials if
necessary, and each time, if loft to
his own inclinations, he will choose a
spinster. This the statistician partly
accounts for on the ground that tho
female population exceeds the male;
hence each man is entitled by law to
more than one wife is required by
chivalry to assist as many women as
possible into true sphere of home mak<
In case some hard headed pessimist
should reject that philanthropic view
as too visionary for this strenuous age
he offers another more practical sug-
gestion. Every man likes to be boss
ia his own home. Having learned
from experience that he is likely to be
deposed as soon as the female member
of the team learns the knack of man-
aging the reins he prefers at each new
venture to set out with a partner who
is as yet uninitiated, so that he may
enjoy at least a month or so of lord-
ing it before she finds out her power.
Possibly both of these hypotheses
will have its adherents. Either or
neither may be correct, but It is un-
questionably a fact that Mr. Pickwick
himself never more strenuously oppos-
ed the threatened matrimonial entan-
blement with Mre. Bardell than does
the average widower the blandish-
ments of a bereaved representative of
the opposite sex. Fortunately how-
ever. their resistaaoe is unavailing.
Widows are shrewd. A man who has
once shown himself amenable to dis-
cipline can be disciplined again. Wid*
ows know that. They infinitely pre-
fer taking up a man's education whers
somebody else has left it off to train-
ing a new consort from tbe kindergar-
ten stage on up; hence in spite of their
resistance several thousand of pro-
testing widowers are captured annual-
Strictly Acocramj r> th« Methodi
Of Modern Warfare.
When the war in the far -'act u^Tia
surmise arose as to wnether the has
Mllties would develop a Napoleon-
Mi at is, a military commander of su
preme quality. The conflict has now
bean in progress for six months, and
in looking at its events in retrospect,
it seems possible to venture a neg*
tive. Russia will not furnish a Napol-
eon because success Is necessary
thereto; Japan will not because in a
most notable degree hers has been a
general staff campaign—a kind
operation which, while it may brings
desired general result, relies on an
army as a whole and not on individual
The observer of the war as it has
been conducted on the Japanese side
cannot but be struck by the apparent
equal effectiveness of the Japanese
generals. It seems a matter of indif-
ference whether an Oyama, or a Kuro-
ki, or an OJiu, or a Nodzu, or a Nogi it
in immediate command. We do not
even know the name of the general b
sieging Port Arthur. The average is
high, but it is not difficult to detect
who is the be3t. To Oku has fallen
the greater part of the heavy work,
but this seems to have been not so
much because of his superior initiative
as to incidents of the campaign An-
other fact is prominent. No Japanese
general has shown himself incapable.
No Buller or Methuen has appeared
with mistakes to be rectified by a
The German wars of 1866 against
Austria and of 1870 against France
are the familiar examples of a general
etaff of war—in which everything is
provided for in advance, and a Von
Moltke, sitting near a telegraph in-
strument in the rear, plays the great
game of chess. The Japanese who
went to school to Germany when creat-
ing and organizing their military ma-
chine, seem to have adopted the Ger-
man way of prearranging an exact
military programme. It is msre sig-
nificant of the Japanese method that,
although a half dozen Russian gener-
als have been wounded in action, with
Keller killed, not one Japanese gener-
al. so far as known, has been touched.
We may infer that they have been in
the rear directing, rather than in the
front leading. War conducted by a
general stafT. with more dependence
placed on a general's plan than on
strategy of particular battles, may be
Blower and less spectacular than the
Napoleonic kind, but it has the merit
of greater certainty and the avoidance
of disaster —New York Globe.
The Good Old Days.
can prove by a dozen old fellows
right here in Sterling that things wera
all right when they were young, and,
consequently, all wrong now. When
they were young they had no railroad
wrecks, for there were no railroads.
They went in two-horse wagons, whic*
were strong and in no danger of break-
ing down. They did not go forty miles
an hour, but they could go forty miles
in a week, and what more could any
one aak? They had their mails once a
week, and that was often enough. They
occasionally got a newspaper and did
not care il they did not get a
paper. They had no desire to
what the world was doing; and, in fac ,
the world was not doing muoh that any
one cared to know. They were frugal
and industrious. They did not lie la
bed till 10 o'clock in the morning, but
were up before the sun and at work as
soon as daylight came, aad they kept
it up till dark and did the chores after
night. As soon as the work was done,
they went to bed, and having clean
clothes and clean consciences they had
no trouble about sleeping."
And then the old codger gives the
following picture of the woman of thad I south Side
day: "rte women wore no corsets or
hustles. They were the same slae froaa ———
one end to the other. The womeu s
dresses were made from the wool that
grew on the sheep in their own pasture.
The dress was buttoned up behind, and
it did not take yards to make the dree*.
The bonnet was made of calico. They
wore no two-acre hats in those days.
Their shoes were made by the country
shoemaker and were some account.
The soles were half an inch thick. In
those days women wore stockings that
were made of wool. Nowadays they
wear hose. In those days nobody wore
underwear. It seems to us a wonder
they did not freeze to death, but they
did not and were hardier and stronger
than now."—Sterling (Kas.) Bulletin.
Arrival and departure of trains
NO. 20—Passonger.. 9:48 a. m.
" 86 Local Freight 10:05 a. m.
No. 19—Passenger 6:22 p. m.
" 82—Local Freight 5:05 p. m.
Note—No. 19 and 20 Daily, except
Sunday. No. 86, north, Mondays .Wed-
nesdays and Fridays. No. 85, south
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
No. 610—Passenger 2:15 p. m.
" 644^—Local Freight 1:30 p. m.
No. 609—Passenger 3:30 p. m
" 607—Local Freight 9:50 a. in
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