The Cimarron Courier. (Boise City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, March 5, 1909 Page: 3 of 6
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The Cimarron Courier
Published Every Friday.
J. F. Carter, Pub.
What has become of the man who
used to be a skeptic about the value
of wireless telegraphy?
The value of horses In the United
States is estimated at two billions.
The auto is not king yet.
Kansas City man undertakes to prove
that whisky is not a cure for snake
bite. Mean disposition, that man has!
Oklahoma woman has 301 ways of
cooking corn. And yet she may not
know of one good way te cook par-
In awarding praise for the recent
ocean life-Baving performance, don't
forget the man who invented the wa-
In view of Marconi's service to the
race this would not be an opportune
time to indulge invidious reference to
the pr jie we get from Italy.
Perhaps the wireless telegraph will
eventually be our long-hoped-for meth-
od of communicating with Mars and
other interesting places in this neigh-
Apparently we are to have a revival
of the old press stories of the stage
which have done such yeoman service.
Another actress has torn up a bunch
of real money in mistake.
The newspapers of Rome publish
enthusiastic praise of the heroism of
the Russian sailors who landed at
Messina to rescue such survivors as
they could, and recommend that the
city of Rome confer medals on them.
Plaster portraits are the fashionable
form of "counterfeit presentment" In
London. They are done In the form
of miniature busts or bas-reliefs at the
low price of half a guinea ($2.60)
An elephant in New York seized a
pitchfork from his peeper's hands and
tried to beat him Witb It. It is to be
feared an elephant like this will have
to be sent to join the ranks of the
nature fakers. --
The Illinois man who dropped dead
when he was whipping a colt was not
overcome by his physical exertions,
but by hlB violent rage. The man who
whips a horse Is Invariably a man
with a bad temper not under decent
A man in Philadelphia is suing Ms
wife for divorce because she has a
soul affinity on another planet. Al-
though he does not explicitly say so
In his complaint, every one will nat-
urally infer that hlB hated rival is the
man from Mars.
Also the kaiser has begun to make
speeches again, representing Germany
as surrounded by hostile- neighbors
ready to divide her territory between
them. All of which is the vocal ex-
pression of the hunger for bigger ar-
mies and navies.
A remarkable case, unhiue In the
history of all consular corps of the
world, is that of the American consul
at Gibraltar. Mr. Sprague is the third
successive generation of his family
to hold the post of consul, his grand-
father and his father having held it
There is a difference of opinion as
to whether or not Menellk, head czar-
kaiser-speaker of Abyssinia, is dead.
We should think the simplest way to
And out would be to ask him. Of
course, he isn't easily approached, but
there should be some way of getting
the question to him and letting him
Unlike the creations of the millinery
establishments, it fortunately happens
that the old hat on the masculine
head is reckoned just as good as new
by the great majority of mankind
This will help mitigate the embarrass-
ment that would otherwise come from
a general and prolonged strike in the
Notwithstanding the financial strin-
gency. the Young Men's Christian as-
sociation had one of Its most prosper
ous periods last year. Eighty-four new
buildings, costing $10,000,000, were
opened, and work on as many more ia
now in progress. As the spirit of co-
operation is growing among Christian
workers of all denominations, the as-
sociation is likely to expand more
rapidly in the present century than In
Civilization will never achieve the
accidentless sea voyage, but the wire-
less telegraphy comes as near to that
end, apparently, as human ingenuity
can devise. A half century ago, such
results would have been looked on
as little le s than a miracle. A couple
of centuries ago its inventor would
bare been in danger of the stake as
posse&sed of demoniacal power. Yet
some people still declare that the
world is steadily getting worse In every
A Modern Incompatibility
BY CHARLOTTE WILSON
(Copyright, by Bobbs-Merriil Co.)
They had been engaged a week. The
lagoon was blue—bluer than living
turquoise; and the long, sweeping lines
of the park sward seemed to them
considerably greener than emerald.
They seemed quite satisfied where
they were, as the man, with long, lazy
strokes, brought the skiff around the
point of the wooded island. He looked
across at her under his tilted hat-
brim, his long, brown hands clasped
behind his head, his legs crossed.
"Sweetheart," he said, "has it oc-
curred to you that we'll be poor?"
"Often," she said.
His unconsclouB look of relief alone
betrayed a latent anxiety in the ques-
tion. "You see," he explained, with a
queer Bmile, "I don't know youvso
"Nor I you," Bhe retorted. They
both seemed strangely undisturbed by
"I mean," he continued comfortably,
"the You that is the product of heredi-
ty and environment. I think I know
the essential You very well. O, I
know what you're going to say; you
"It'a an Ideal Diet—a Return to Na-
know it does go a good way toward
explaining a person, to know just how
he has been brought up, and how he
differs from his brothers and sisters—
what hQ inherits from his father, and
what he doesn't inherit that he ought
to from his mother. Take me, for In-
stance; I don't think you can really
know me without having watched me
grow up among my five sisters."
"I might as well give it up, mightn't
I?" she asked, paddling in the water
with the frivolity of idle happiness. "I
don't see how it's to be done."
He smiled. "If we had lived in ad-
joining houses, now—"
"No," she interrupted. "Then you
would remember how I looked when
I had the measles."
"I don't know that I should care to
have you remember me in dresses," he
conceded. "I'm afraid you might never
have had the proper respect for me."
Then he smiled a characteristic smile
which transformed his Ibng, serious
face. "I think, after all, I like best to
have discovered you," he said.
"I know I do," she answered with
decision. "I shouldn't like to have
been thrown at your head, even by
Providence. And, though I suppose a
mad does have to live in an adjoining
house to know some things, a woman
doesn't. I can reconstruct you and
your five sisters at any period of your
life. A man has no intuitions, you
know," she added, dimpling with ami-
table arrogance of sex.
"And your intuitions told you I was
poor?" he asked.
"They saved me the embarrass-
ment," he said with a slow smile. He
was paddling idly in the water, with
a hesitation that seemed to her very
lovable. She wanted to help him out;
but she let him work through the dif-
ficulty for the good of his soul. "I've
been thinking ever since last Saturday
that I ought to talk to you—'
"Don't look so much in earnest,"
she Interrupted. "I'm like David Cdp-
perfield's Dora—'can't bear to be talk-
ed to seriously.'"
His embarrassed earnestness lifted
a little. "Now, you've led me straight
to the point," he said. ' You—you re-
member Dora's housekeeping?"
It was her turn Jto flush now. "I—
I didn't say I was like Dora in every-
thing." she protested. "I'm—I'm an
epitome of all the heroines in fiction—
all the nice ones, that is. You needn't
be afraid—" A spark of resentment
was beginning to show through her
"Listen," he said. "You misunder-
I stood me. Let me tell you in another
way. I have a theory."
"Ob," she said, recovering herself,
j "if .that's all! You're precisely the
; man I'd suspect of carrying concealed
! theories! I haven't told you," die
said, looking up at him vindictively,
"that you're just precisely not the
kind of man I intended to marry. You
see, since I've been in college, I've met
so many—freaks—I verily believe I've
been proposed to by a Greek Preposi-
tion, pursued by an Economic Theory,
and all but captured by a Dally Theme
—that Anally I said one day to mother,
'Mother, do you mind If I marry a
butcher—or a Viking? If I could only
find a nice, gory yiking! No intellec-
tual person need apply."
"You're trying to dlBtract my mind,"
he said, with great sternness. "Do
you"—he cleared his throat, his
bravado deserting him a little, "do
you know anything about the raw
"Raw food?" she repeated blankly.
"It's an ideal diet—a return to na-
ture in the practical sense," he ex-
plained hurriedly. She looked genu-
inely disconcerted. After all, he did
not know her very well. Perhaps he
did not at all; the idea of a square
meal certainly seemed incongruous in
connection with her. She looked as
if she got that color as the flowers
get theirs. It was embarrassing to be
diBcusslng such things so soon; yet
"Do you mean raw pork and pea-
nuts—and fish-worms, for instance?"
she asked, with a smile which brought
the queer, misplaced little dimple at
the lower corner of her mouth into full
"Not—exactly," he answered, splash-
ing in the water with his paddle. "It's
the principle of cooking that's wrong,"
She blushed. She had overlooked
"Have you ever tried it?" he asked
skeptically, with the amazing audacity
of the meek.
"Tried It?" she echoed indignantly.
"I don't Bee how you've found time
—while you've been in college," he
said, retreating a little.
"One can alwayB find time for what
one likes," she retorted. "Besides, I
was brought up to know how to do
things, on principle. My mother has
old-fashioned ideas about such things.
And I like it When my brain's tired
there's nothing that soothes it like
making noodles. It's a beautiful ac-
complishment. And one doesn't have
to think noodle thoughts the while—
though noodle thoughts are very in
teresting, for that matter."
"I should think they might be," he
commented. A deep amusement was
dawning in his eyes.
He was so lovable In his slow effort
at readjustment that she cried out
suddenly: "Oh, man, man! my pretty
dreams! the kettle simmering, and—
and the nice poached eggs—and the
smell of the coffee— the smell of cof-
fee, now, is really poetical—"
"Bless its heart!" said the man with
sudden tenderness. "Do you suppose
I'm going to object to your having
what you want to eat, sweetheart?"
For a moment she was speechless
Then, "Oh! as if I cared what I eat I"
she cried, flushed and iudlgnant.
The man stared. "I thought that
was what we were talking about," be
"One can't explain things to a man,"
she said with vehement disgust.
"When one has no talent one naturally
dreams of laying it at the feet of the
man one—loves. I've always yearned
for somebody to flx for! And to have
set your affections upon a man who's
above all that—to have no opportunity
to develop the natural bent of your
He had been watching her smile of
deep and hidden import. "There are
all sorts of nice little salads you can
make," he said suddenly.
"Salads?" she repeated, staring.
"Yep. Raw saladB. Bananas and
nuts and apples—"
"How dellciously indigestible! You
don't mean to say that the movement
permltB of things that are agreeable
to the taste?"
He was still watching her under the
brim of his hat. "And all the head-
cranks of my cult say that you must
have flowers and things on the ta-
She was brightening perceptibly. "I
hadn't thought of that," she cried.
"Does that help any?" he asked,
with great curiosity.
"Ye-eB—immensely," she said. "I
begin to see— possibilities—in that
"My future is fairly reeking with
possibilities," he announced content-
When they rounded the head of the
island again, a little later, a tiny col-
umn of pale blue smoke became visi-
ble on the right, toward the convent,
ti was mounting almost straight up-
ward against the amber glow of the
late artemoon sky.
The man pointed out the little camp-
fire on the yellow sand by the water's
edge. The figure of a man was bend-
ing over it, and a woman in a scarlet
golf jacket was moving about at a
little distance. Two children were
whooping joyously in the foreground.
The girl stood up in the boat to
look, In spite of his remonstrance.
"They're cooking supper!" she said
"Oh, how perfectly darling!" She
looked around at the jewel-world about
them. "It just completes the picture!"
she said. "It humanizes the land-
The man grinned self-consciously.
"Something smells mighty good," he
She turned upon him, arrested by
the remark, and looked at him for
some seconds. Then she clasped her
hands. "Oh, my prophetic soul!"
gasped. "It's ham! He likes the smell
"Don't jump up and down," said the
man. "You'll drown us."
That irrational dimple was in full
play as she looked down at him. "1
think we can get along," she said, nod-
ding at him. "You're nothing but a
man, after all. It won't take a serpent
to beguile you; you'll just say, 'The
woman tempted me, and I did—
eat!' All nice men are like that," she
A Strong Man.
Potts—I saw a man break an iron
bar with hto two hands last night.
Laddy—That's nothing. I broke four
men with one hand last night.
GOV. A. E. WILLSON, OF KENTUCKY
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Before her father could answer thia
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