Mountain View Times (Mountain View, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 40, Ed. 1 Friday, February 3, 1922 Page: 2 of 8
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Ut4 Maggot |'e« a* '.ora fcr, a fog
A (*•« r<g »*••*! ha >i-g Ota grail.
Mr OHiiwy (>ii word to a towing
Mrcnpany In Han Pr/ielaa (hat tha
■hip aahor* to tha Tanhaa Pr!n'«,
• ith pTOfr.^M of a ri/h aalvage
Two t>g* ««//**< In pilllr g tha
Magg> Into d».p water, and *r.a
■>;pa h»r tow Bwi and gata away
In tha fog PurVmi at tha da *p-
tJon prarr.!r«d on tham, Otpulm
Mirka and Flaherty, commanding
tha two tugboata, aarerlaln tha
Idanllly of tha "Tanhaa Prlnca"
and. faaring ridicule ahonld tha
facta h.coma known along tha wa-
ter front, datarmlna on i«*ranr,al
vangaanca Their hoatlla vialt to
tha Maggla raaulta In Captain
Baragga prornUIng to gat a naw
hollar and maJia neadad rapalra to
tha area mar. Hr**/* raf-iaea to
fulfil) Ma promlaea and rilbney and
McOuffay "•trlk* " With marval-
ova luck, fvragga ship* a fraah
craw At tha and of a faw dava
of wild conviviality Olbney and
McOuffay ara atrandad and ae.k
thalr old poattlona on tha Maggla.
TT«y ara hoatllaly received, but re-
main. On thalr way to Han Kran-
ctaco they eight a derelict and Olb-
nay and M'Ouffey awlrn to It. Tha
derelict prove* to be the tTiaaa-
paaka, richly laden, Ita entire craw
atrkken with •curvy. fPrngga at-
tampta to tow her In, but the Mag-
gie la unequal to tha tank and Olb-
nay and MeOuffey. alone, nail tba
■hip to Han PTnnclaco, their eel-
rage money amounting to II. wo
• piece. Ilia crew having deaerted
him, Captain Hcragga Induce* them
to return At an "old borne" aale
tha three pnr< bane two myaterloua
boxaa which they helleve to con-
tain smuggled "Oriental goodn "
For tin hour Mr. Olbney ant on the
■tern blit* nrid ruminated over a few
•dvautagoou* pinna that h«'l occurred
to him for the Invcatment of hla share
of the deni ahonld Hcragga nnd Mc-
fJuffey mi creed In landing what Mr.
Olbney termed "the loot.” About eleven
o'clock at. expreaa wagon drove In on
the dock, «nd the mtite'a dream* were
pleasantly Interrupted hy a gleeful
about from Captain Hcragga, on the
lookout forward with the driver. M<*-
Ouffey ant on top of the two enaea
with hla lega dangling over the end
of the wagon. lie waa the picture of
Mr. Olbney hurried forward, threw
out th» gangplank, nnd unnlated Mr-
Ouffey In carrying both crate* aboard
the Maggie and Into tier little cabin.
Captain Hcragga thereupon dlamlaaed
the exprcaamnn, and all three part-
ner* gathered around the dining room
table, upon which the boxe* rented.
"Wall, Hmiggay, old paJ, old acout,
old aocka, I aee you've delivered the
good*," an Id At r. Olbney, batting the
aklpper acroaa the cabin with an affec-
tionate *lap on the ahoulder.
"I did," mild Hcragga nnd curaed
Mr. Olbney’* deinniiatratlveneaB.
"Here** the 1*111 o’ aale all regular.
McOufTey hna the change. That hunch
o’ Iarnelltea run th’ price up to $10.00
each on theae two erntea o’ ginseng,
Imt when they aee we're determined
to tuiMe ’em an’ ain't Intcreated In
nothin' I'lae, they leta ’em go to us.
McGuffey, my dear boy, whatever are
you a doin’ there stnndln’ around
with your teeth In your mouth? Skip
down Into th’ engine room and bring
up a hammer an' a col' chisel, We'U
open her up nn’ Inspect th’ swag.’’
Upon McOu(Toy’s return. Mr. Olbney
took charge, lie drove the chisel un-
der the lid of the nearest crate, nnd
prepared to pry It loose. Suddenly
he paused. A thought had occurred
"Gentlemen," he snld (McOufTey
podded his hend approvingly), "Ibis
world Is full o’ mirrors an' disappoint-
ments, an’ It may well he that theae
two oases don’t oontnln even so much
a* n smell o’ ginseng after all. It
may be that they are realJy Oriental
goods. What 1 want distinctly under-
stood Is Ibis: tto mutter what’s Inside,
we share equally In the protits, even
If they turn out to tie losses, Thnt's
understood an' agreed to. ain’t ItT”
Captain S'mggs and McOufTey Indi-
cated that l< was.
"There’s p element o' mystery about
the-e two boxes," continued Mr Glb-
ney, "that fnsclnntes me. They sets
toy Imagination n-wnrkln’ an’ Joggles
no sM my sportin’ Instincts. Now,
or.as« it .ntevei
th' frud op-®
to bet sftl* my ormu
so' lay you w*a m
that it a.a't piAni. bat Orto-ntai
“111 go you Eve dolUrt, Jo»t fr
d'lcta " r**t4Mhded Captain .Vraggs
heartily “MeQmMtf to bold the stages
SB’ Um brL”
T/*/.' replied Mr. Glboey, The
rr.or.ey waa placed to MeOnffey’s
hands, and a moment later, with a
mighty effort, Mr. Olbney pried off
the l:d of the crate. Captain H-ragg*
had bis head Inside the box a fifth of a
"Healed tine box Inside," he an-
nounced. "fiet a can opener, Gib, my
“Olnaeng. for a thousand," mourned
Mr, Olbney. "Horsggsy, you're five
dollar* of my money to the good. Oln-
aeng always cornea packed in alr-tlght
He produced « run opener from the
cabin locker and fell to hi* work on a
corr.er of the hermetically sealed box.
As he drove in the point of the can
opener, he paused, hammer In hand,
arid gated solemnly at Scraggs and
“Gentlemen,” (again McGuffey
nodded approvingly) "do you know
whst a vacuum l»7”
“I know," replied the Imperturbable
MoOuffey. "A vacuum la an empty
hole that ain’t got nothin’ In It."
"Correct,” said Mr. Olbney. “My
head Is a vacuum. Me talkin’ about
ginseng root! Why, I must hnve wa-
ter on the brain I Ginseng be dog-
gnned I It'a opium !”
Captain Hcragga waa forced to grab
the scat of his chair In order to keep
himself from Jumping up and clasp-
ing Mr. Olbney around the neck.
"Forty dollars a pound," he gasped.
"Olb—Gib, my dear boy—you've made
Quickly Mr, Olbney ran the can
opener around the edge* of one corner
of the zinc box, Inserted the claws of
the hammer Into the opening, and
with a quick, melodramatic twist, bent
back the angle thus formed.
Mr, Olbney waa the first to get a
"Great snakes!” he yelled, and fell
hack against the cabin wall. A hoarse
scream of rage and horror broke from
Captain Hcragga. In hla engeme** he
had driven hla head so deep Into the
box that he came within an Inch of
kissing what the box contained—which
happened to be nothing more nor less
than a dead Chinaman ! Mr. McGuf-
fey, always slow nnd nnlrnaglnatlve,
shouldered the skipper aside, and
calmly surveyed the ghnatly appari-
“Twig the yellow beggar, will you,
Olb?" said McOufTey; "one eye half
open for all the world like he was
winkin' at ua an’ enjoyin’ th’ Joke."
Not n muscle twitched In MeGuf-
fey's Hibernian countenance. He
scratched hla head for a moment, as
a sort •of drat aid to memory, then
turned and handed Mr. Olbney ten dol-
"You win, Olb. It’s Oriental goods,
“RobberI" shrieked Captain Hcragga,
and flew at Mr Olbney'* throat. The
sight reminded McGuffey of a terrier
worrying a mastiff. Nevertheless, Mr.
Olbney was still so unnerved at the
discovery of the horrible contents of
the box that, despite his gigantic pro-
portions, he was well-nigh helpless.
"McGuffey, you swab," he yelled.
"Pluck this maritime outlaw off my
neck. He’s tearln' my windpipe out
by th’ roots."
McGuffey choked Captain .Scraggs
until he reluctantly let go Mr. Olbney,
whereupon nil three fled from the cab-
in as from a pestilence, and gathered,
an angry and disappointed group, out
"Opium I" Jeered Cnptaln Scraggs,
with tears of rage In bis voice. "Gin-
seng! You nnd your Imagination, you
swine, you I Get off my ship, you lout,
or I'll murder you."
Mr. Olbney hung hla head.
"Seraggsy— nn' you, too, McGuffey—
I got to admit that this here Is one on
Adelberl P. Olbney. I—1—’’
"Oh, hear him," shrilled Captain
Scraggs. "One on him ! It’s two on
you, you bloody-banded ragpicker. I
suppose that other cuse contains
opium, too! If there ain't another
dead corpse In No. 2 ense I hope my
teeth may drop overboard."
"Shut up I" bellowed Mr. Olbney, In
n towering rage. "What howl have
you got cornin’? They're my Chlna-
raeu, ain't they? I paid for ’em like
a man, didn't I? All right, then. I’ll
keep them two Chinamen. You two
ain't out » cent yet, nn' ns for Ibis
live I wins off you, Scraggs, It's blood
money; Hint’s what It Is, nn' I hereby
gives It back to you. Now. quit yer
whinin', or by the tal! o' (he Great
Sacred Bull, I'll lock you up all night
In th' cabin aloug o' them two defunct
"a i I
| r}fIf JOlk OQf f«li fir?
frvea wVreTw tbese two oeef
ft to Lflftt *
1 fran. Jut th* w is tlfcooft
thwr vti ftlir^ veil. • fta* tu
HMk all n.'ght. like
Umber up an’ look
r fresh. Then drat thing In th'
In' III teieprone th' coroner an*
tell bias ! frond two ft/wtert out In
th' bay an* for him to come an' get
'•m. I been along the waterfront long
enough t* know that tb’ tad that picks
up a floe lev gets a reward o’ ten dol-
lar* from tb' city. Too can bet that
Adelbert P. Olbney breaks even on th’
deal, nil right.”
"Olb my dear boy.” *ald Captain
Rcr*ggs admiringly. “T apologize for
my actions 'it a few minutes, ago. I
was unstrung. Too're still mate o’ th'
Arerlcan steamer Maggie, an’ as such,
welcome to th’ ship. All I ask Is that
you nail op your property. Olb, an*
remove It from th* dinin’ r»>om tab‘e
I want to remind you, however. Gib.
that aa shipmates me an’ McGuffey
don’t stand for you shoulderin’ any
loss on them two caaea &—Oriental
goods. We was t' share th’ gains. If
any, an’ likewise? th' losses.”
"That's right,” said McGuffey. “fair
an’ square. So bellyachin’ between
ahlprnatea. Me an' Hcragga each own*
one-third o’ them diseased Chinks, an’
we each stands one-third o’ th’ losa.
“Bui there won’t be no loss," pro-
tested Mr. Olbney.
"Drayage charges, Olb, drnyage
charges. We give a msn a dollar to
tow ’em down t’ th' ship."
"Forget It," answered Mr. Olbney
magnanimously, ‘‘an’ let's go over an’
get a drink. I’rn all shook up."
mb shipped by freight, an' alms To
*p*&4 a dcUar an' thirty cents each
,cj cm, by markin' 'em *Or1enfal
foods.’ Helluva way to treat a rela-
tion. Now, booty .’.ere. you bloody
heathen. It'll coat you Just five ban- I
ijred dollars to recover these two ;
niffs, an' close my mouth. If you
doc t mile through III uake a belch
r* tb’ newspapers an’ they'll keel haul 1
an' ikuildrag th’ Chinese Six Compa-
nies an' the Hop S ng long through the
courts for evad.n' th' law* o' th' !nter-
atare commerce commission, an' make
em look like monkey* generally. An' j
thee th’ poll cel I get wind of It. Savey, '
pollcee-man, you fat old murderer?
Th' price I'm askin' is cheap. Charley.
How do I know but what these two |
poor boys has been murdered In cold '
blood? There's somethin' rotten In
Denmark, my bully boy, an’ you'll i
save time an' trouble an' money by
dlggln' up five hundred dollars.”
Gin Ser»g said he would go back to
Cblnatowrn and consult with his com-
pany. For reasons of hla own he was
Scarce had he departed before the i
watchful eye of Captain Scraggs ob-
served Mr. Glbney and McGuffey In ■
the offing, a block away. When they I
came aboard they found Captain j
Hcragga on top of the house, seated on
ral at Gin Sing’s place of busl-
ipraia Scraggs • had been tn-
rbat Gin S*n( had gone out
twen/y ml' Tes be/o»e, and further In-
quiry revealed that he had departed
la an exprees wagon. Consumed with
naUg'vinga of disaster, Hcmggs re-
turned to the Maggie as fast aa the
cah'c car and his legs could carry him.
Had either Mr. Glbney or McGuffey
been watching Captain Hcragga after
he had left them they would have
been much puzzled to account for that
worthy's actions. First he dodged
around the block Into Drumm street,
and then ran down Drumm to Califor-
nia, w'here be climbed aboard a cable
car and rode up Into Chinatown. Ar-
riving at Dupont street he alighted
nnd walked up that Interesting thor- l
oughfare until he carne to No. 714.
He glanced at a sign over the door and
was aware that he stood before the
entrance to the offices of the Chinese
Six Companies, so he climbed upstairs
and Inquired for Gin Seng, who pres-
ently made his appearance.
Gin Seng, a very nice, fat China-
man. arrayed In a flowing silk gown,
begged, In pidgin Kngllsh, to know In
what manner he could be of service.
"Me heap big captain, allee same
ship,” began Captain Hcragga. “Otl
board ship two China bova have got."
(Here Captain Kernggs winked know-
ingly.) "China boy no speak Eng-
"That being the case," Interposed
Gin Seng, “I presume that you and I
understand ench other, so let’s cut
out the pidgin Kngllsh. Do I under-
stand that you are engaged In evading
the Immigration laws?”
"Exactly," Captain Scraggs mnnnged
to gasp, as soon as he could recover
from his astonishment. "They showed
me your name nn’ address, an’ they
won't leave th' ship, where I got ’em
locked up In my cabin, until you come
an’ take ’em away. Couple o’ rela-
tives of yours, I should Imagine."
Gin Seng smiled tils blnnd Chinese
amlle. He bad frequent dealings with
ship masters engaged In the danger-
ous, though lucrative, trade of smug-
gling Chinese Into the United States,
and while he had not received advice
of this particular shipment, he decided
to go with Captain Scraggs to Jackson
street bulkhead and see If he could
not be of some use to his countrymen.
As Captain Scrnggs and his Chinese
companion approached the wharf the
skipper glanced warily about. He had
small fear that either Glbney or Mc-
Guffey would show up for an hour, for
be knew that Mr. Glbney had money
In his possession. However, he deckled
to take no chances, nnd scouted the
vicinity thoroughly before venturing
nbnnrd ihe Mnggle. These actions
served but to Increase the respect of
Gin Seng for the master of the Maggie
nnd confirmed him In his belief that
the Maggie was n smuggler.
Captain Hcrnggs took his visitor In-
side the little cabin, carefully locked
nnd bolted the door, lifted the zinc
flap hack from the top of the crate of
"Oriental goods" nnd displayed the
fnce of tlie dead f’blnntnnn. Also he
pointed to the Chinese characters on
the wooden Tld of the crate.
"Whnt does these hen scratches
mean?" demanded Scraggs.
"This man Is named Ah Ghow nnd
he belongs to the Hop Sing tong."
"How about his pnl here?"
"That man Is evidently Ng Chong
Yip. He Is also n Hop Sing man."
Cnptaln Scrnggs wrote It down. "All
right," he said cheerily; "much
obliged. Now, what I want to know
Is what the Hop Sing Jong menns by
shipping the departed brethren by
freight? They go to work an’ fix ’em
up nlea go's they’ll keep, packs ’em
away In a sine coffin, Inside a ale*
"Well fix Scraggay."
an upturned fire bucket, smoking pen-
sively and gazing across the bay with
an assumption of lamblike innocence
on bis fox face.
He soon departed, but Mr. Glbney
was suspicious. “He’s got his lines
fast somewhere—you can hank on
that,” was his comment. “While we
was away he rigged up some kind of
a deal, Bart. It stands to reason it
was a mighty profitable deal, too.
My Imagination may be a bit off the
course at times, Bart, but In general,
If there's a dead whale floatin’ around
the ship I can smell It.”
“What do you make out o' that fat
Chinaman cruisin’ down the bulkhead
In nn express wagon an' another China-
man settln’ up on the bridge with
him?” McGuffey demanded. “Seems
to me they’re cornin’, bows on, for the
"They tell me to deduct somethin’,
Bart. Walt a minute till we see if
they're cornin' aboard. If they are—”
"They’re goln’ to make a landin',
“—then I deduct that this body-
"They're boardin’ us, Olb."
"—has arranged with yon fat China-
man to relieve us o’ the unwelcome
presence of his defunct friends. He’s
gone an’ hunted up the relatives nn'
made ’em come across—that’s what
he’s done. The dirty, low, schemin’
grnnddnddy of nil the foxes In Chris-
tendom ! I’ll fish around an' see what
figger Scraggs charged him,” and Mr.
Glbney stepped to the rail to meet
OIn Seng, for It was Indeed he.
“Sow-see, sow-see, hun-gay,” Mr.
Glbney snluted the Chinaman In n
facetious ettempt to talk the Intter’s
language. “Hello, there, John China-
man. How's your liver? Captain he
alle same get tired; he%no wnltee.
Wha's mallnh, John. Too long time
you no come. You heap lazy nJl time."
Gin Seng smiled his blnnd, Inscruta-
ble Chinese smile. “You ketchum two
t’hlnn hoy In box?" he queried.
"Wc have," boomed McGuffey, "an’
beautiful specimens they be."
'"No money, no China boy,” Glbney
"Money have got. Too mnehee mon-
ey you wantee. No can do. Me pay
two hundred dollah. Five hundred dol-
luh heap muchee. No have got.”
"Nothin' doin’, John. Five hundred
dollnrs an’ not a penny less. Put up
the dough or heat It."
Gin Seng expostulated, lied, evaded,
and all but wept, but Mr. Qibney was
Id the cabin be foond Mr. Glbney and
McGuffey playing crlbbag*. They laid
down tbelr hand* as Seragg* entered.
Mr. Glbney began at once: "To ,
■how you what a funny world this Is. )
while me an' Bart's aetUn* on deck
a-wakln' frr you »o come hack, along
breeze* a fat old Chinaman In an ex-
preaa wagon an’ offer* to buy them two ;
cases of Oriental goods. He makes me
an’ Mac what we considers a fair
offer. Lem me see. now." he continued. ,
and got out a stub of lead pencil with '
which he commenced figuring on the
white oilcloth table cover. “We paid *
twenty dollars for them two derelict*
an’ a dollar towage. That's twenty- |
one dollar*, an' a third o’ twenty-one
Is seven. *n' seven dollars from twen- |
ty-flve leaves eighteen dollars cornin’ |
to you. Here’s your eighteen dollars, [
Scraggay, you lucky old vagabond—all j
clear profit on a neat day's work, no 1
expense, no investment, no back-break- |
In' Interest charges or overhead, an’
sold out at your own Agger ”
Captain Scraggs' face was a study
In conflicting emotions as he raked In
the eighteen dollars. “Thanks, Gib,”
he said frigidly.
“Me an’ Gib’s goin’ ashore for lunch
at the Marigold cafe,” McGuffey an-
nounced presently, in order to break
the horrible silence that followed
Scraggsy’s crushing defeat. "Pm will-
in’ to spend some o’ my profits on the
deal an’ blow you to a lunch with a
small bottle o’ Dago Red thrown In.
How about It, ScraggsV
"I'm on." Scraggs sought to throw
off Ills gloom and appear sprightly.
“What’d you peddle them two cadavers
Mr. Glbney grinned broadly, but did
not answer. In effect, his grin in-
formed Scraggs that that was none of
the latter’s business—and Scraggs as-
similated the hint. “Well, at any rate,
Gib, whatever you soaked him, it was
a mighty good sale an’ I congratulate
you. I think mebbe I might ha’ done
a little better myself, but then it
ain’t every day a feller can turn an
elghteen-dollar trick on a corpse.”
“Ccrain’ to lunch with us?" McGuf-
"Sure. Walt a minute till I run
forward an’ see if the lines Is all fasl."
He stepped out of the cabin and
presently Glbney and McGuffey were
conscious of a rapid succession of
thuds on the deck. Glbney winked at
. “Nother new hat gone to h—1,” mur-
"The job that confront* u*
I* to get the«« munitions down
to our friends in Mexico."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
MIND HYPNOTIZED BY SIGNS
One Reason Why City Man Falla to
Familiarize Himself With the
"Do you know why it is so hard to
keep landmarks in your bend in the
city these days?” asked the old-
"It Is something that has bothered
me a great deal. I can remember that
up to ten or twenty years ago I never
had any trouble remembering that on
such and such a corner was a three-
story building with a wabbly tin
cornice. On another corner was a
yellow warehouse, etc.
"But a fellow doesn’t remember
these things any more unless he makes
It a duty. I mean that the mind is
no longer impressed photographically
with the appearance of buildings—or
"The reason is the advertising signs
thnt assault the eye wherever one
looks. The letters of the alphabet are
so familiar to the eye that when we
see a sign the eye at once begins trac-
ing the letters. This doesn’t mean
thnt we read all these signs. Our eye
Is Just unconsciously attracted to the
familiar type—and this type is about
all it sees on a building or a vacant
“I don’t refer only to sign boards.
The merchants nowadays, particularly
the smaller merchants, fill their win-
dows with signs of all descriptions.
The names of the stores are lettered
all across buildings. The result is
we remember neither building nor
Ingratitude Always Monstrous.
Ingratitude is monstrous; and for
the multitude to be ungrateful were to
make a monster of the multitude.-*
Bridge Cable Woven In Place.
The elghteen-lnch cable of the
Brooklyn bridge was woven in place.
It would have been practically im-
possible to hoist it to ita present
position whan complete
. The recent 'announcement that
the sale of tbe first section of Cana-
dian Pacific land was sold forty years
ago. and when you read that the
first carload of wheat waa ahlpped
from Winnipeg forty years ago. the
change* that have taken place since
then are matters of reminiscence, but
yet-of Interest. What forty years ago
was an unknown quantity, barren be-
cause but little production waa at-
tempted, La today one of the greatest
granaries In the world. Then there
waa scarcely any farm live stock in
the West. Lhiirying was not engaged
In at all. Today there are 6,*t£R».3l7
farm animals on the prairies, of which
teljSW are milch cow*; and dairying
la only second In importance to grain
growing. In the West.
Forty years ago tbe shipment of one
carload of gram was a notable ex-
Today, Canada ranks as the second
largest wheat-producing country in the
world, with 329,185.300 bushels, 9U per
cent of which was grown in the three
prairie provinces, of which the pro-
vince of Saskatchewan produced more
than half. The Dominion is today the
second largest producer of oats, with
530.710,000 bushels, of which 60 per
cent was grown between Winnipeg and
the Rocky mountains; and the fifth
largest producer of barley w ith 63,311,-
000 bushels, of which the prairie©
yielded 65 per cent.
Forty years ago scarcely any of th©
rich soil had been brought under cul-
tivation. The farm machinery of th*
time was crude; there were no com-
petent advisers; government experi-
mental farms were a blessing that
came years later.
Yet these hardy pioneers stuck It
•ut, and in forty years numbers of
them are enjoying their declining dqya
in the communities they wrested from
the wilderness, prosperous, contented,
with their children’s families gathered
about them or seeking their own for-
tunes still further westward or north-
ward. They have seen civilization
itep in to the West and the wilderness
swept out. Today are thriving cities
and towns where bleaching buffalo
bones marked the ox trails of forty
years ago. Today are mighty freight
trains, each with Its thousand-ton car-
go of wheat or merchandise, roaring
down the roads where the old cart*
creaked. Today are schools within
walking distance of every farmhouse,
churches within driving distance of
every home. Today are telephone©
and every modern convenience linking
communities over vast distances by th©
common bond of the spoken word.
Forty years ago trie Rockies wer©
practically an impenetrable barrier,
the Pacific coast being reuched from
the east by ships sailing round Cap©
Horn. The province of Manitoba had
© population of 62,260, compared with
613,008 in 1921. Winnipeg was then
a frontier town with 7,987 people, and
Brandon, which was regarded as a
far-flung outpost of the West, boasted
of a few hundred in population. Ia
1891 It only had 3,778. Such places
as Calgary and Edmonton were mere
trading posts In the Northwest terri-
tories. Buffalo roamed the prairie In
their native state.
Today on these plains are to b©
seen herds of cattle, bands of horse©
and droves of sheep, from any of
which can easily be selected stock
that can carry off premiums, sweep-
stakes and championships In compe-
tition with the best in any other part
of the world.—Advertisement.
Men and Marriage.
" ‘One woman in a hundred marries
the man she tvants,’ said Galsford;
•the other ninety-nine look for some
one they can at least tolerate. One
man ripens the peach, and another al-
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“Marriage Is always an adventure,
a blind leap. You don’t begin to
know anything about a woman until
you’re married to her.”—From "The
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Following the birth notices In a
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