The Konawa Chief-Leader. (Konawa, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, January 8, 1909 Page: 3 of 4
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By WM. K. LANDON
(Copyright, by i'orii i'ub. Co.)
They were sitting in a ditch, or
rather, Teddy was sitting, and Phyllis
was stretched luxuriously at full
length, with her shiny bronze toes
pressed hard against a tree at the bot-
tom of the bank, and her back propped
against a moss-covered trunk at the
Teddy, on the other hand, looked de-
Teddy was an ordinary clean-looking
boy. He was just drifting through the
second year of his happy-go-lucky ca-
reer at college.
Phyllis had always been accustomed
to a willing army of male slaves and
admirers, and found undiluted femi-
ninity rather oppressing at times. So
she welcomed an occasional meeting
with Teddy and kindred undergradu-
Teddy was in a decidedly bad tem-
per. He knew that Phyllis had had
her photo taken recently; he had, in
fact, seen the proofs, which were
charming, and of course, he had ex-
pected one to put on his mantelpiece,
there to create an impression among
"Why the deuce she won't give me
one beats me," he thought gloomily to
Phyllis had relapsed into silence,
and was ruminating on things in gen-
Everyone had always considered
that Teddy and Dorothea, Phyllis'
younger sister, had been cut out for
each other from the cradle. Since
their nursery days they had roamed
about the countryside, birds-nesting,
shortly: "No, 1 can't, Teddy," and
took refuge in a half-real, half-studied
nonchalance, while thunder settled on
Teddy's seldom-ruffled brow.
The girl lay still, unconscious of the
storm she was arousing in the young
However, she merely supposed that
something must be done to break the
silence and coax Teddy back to good
humor, so she began casually:
"I wonder what Dolly's doing just
Teddy flung away his cigarette.
"Hang Dolly," he said, in a way that
made Phyllis open her eyes and stare
at him. "Look here, Phyl," he went
011, "do you think you will ever like
me well enough—I've been In love
with you for months, well"—rather
sheepishly—"for weeks, at any rate"
—Teddy stopped short, conscious that
he was bungling the thing horribly.
Phyllis relaxed the tension of her
limbs and slid rapidly to the bottom
of the ditch. Her dress bunched up
round her, and her chin, on a level
with Teddy's, rested on her two
Her brain worked rapidly.
She must tide over this phase of
Teddy's till he saw Dolly again; then
she would bring off something defi-
nite, and it would come all right.
Phyllis endeavored to make her soft
blue eyes look hard; she failed utter-
ly, however, from want of practice.
She also tried to smooth out her dim-
ples, which she had frequently been
told were bewitching, but she only
succeeded, although she did not know
it, in pursing up her red lips into their
most inviting 'shape.
Disaster must inevitably have fol-
lowed, had not something inside her
suddenly given way. Her white teeth
showed themselves in a smile, and
then peal after peal of rippling laugh-
ter broke from her, till her sides
ached and tears stood in her eyes.
Now, disdainful eyes, even absence
of dimples, is 110 barrier to love's ar-
dor; but a lover, particularly if he be
very youthful, can never survive ridi-
Teddy suddenly felt he had made
a fool of himself. Awful enough at
any time, but in the presence of a
girl—above all, of Phyllis. He was
furious with himself, furious with her,
he became more and more crimson.
"Teddy, dear," Phyllis at last man-
aged to gasp out, "I'm really awfully
sorry; I wasn't laughing at you,
"Perhaps you'd rather be getting
back as you seem to find my pres-
ence so odious"—a scrap of eloquence
from the "Footlights," a college play,
in which he was to act in the ap-
proaching commencement—came to
the aid of injured dignity.
Phyllis rose, shook out her crumpled
skirt and settled her Panama hat.
"Oh, Teddy, you are funny," she said,
trying hard to recover her gravity.
Teddy helped her out of the ditch,
and strode off, if one can be said to
stride in patent-leather pumps rather
down at the heels.
How much a few weeks can accom-
plish in a young man's education
could have been gathered from the
adroit manner in which he broached
a certain topic.
Dolly was gazing pinkly Into her
billowy parasol when, after a pro-
longed absence, they joined their
"Nobody could have said," Teddy re-
flected to himself with considerable
satisfaction, as he was settling his tie
for the dance. "Nobody could have
said I didn't take the thing coolly."
The only approach to a hitch in the
proceedings had occurred when she,
though merely for the sake of not ap-
pearing to let him have it all his own
way, had said demurely-r-
"Are you quite sure you want me,
Teddy? Sometimes I have fancied
that you were fonder of Phyllis."
"Phyllis," cried Teddy. "Of course
I've always liked Phyllis. She'll be a
"We are not at all too young,"
purred Dolly to Phyllis that night aft-
er the ball. "Mamma was only 16
when she married. And Teddy thinks
you'll be an ideal sister-in-law."
And Phyllis was ungracious enough
to make no response.
Makes Pain Go Away
Are you one of the ones who pay in toil
For your right of way through this
If so you will find Hunt's Lightning Oil
A friend which will aid in the strife.
To those who earn their own way by
their own labor, accidents occur with
painful frequency. 13urns, bruises, cuts
and sprains are not strangers to the
man who wears corns on his hands. A
better remedy for these troubles does
not exist than Hunt's Lightning Oil.
Meteors Add to Earth's Weight.
The meteors which fall upon the
earth in vast numbers every year add
their weight to the earth. Thus the
earth is increasing a minute quantity
in weight each year, but not enough
to be perceptible in thousands
of years. Except for the escape ol
light gases from the atmosphere there
is no known way in which the earth
can lose weight.
"It Knocks the itch"
It may not cure all your ills, hut it
does cure one of the worst. It cures
MORE BIG CROPS IN 1908
Another 60,000 set-
tlers from the United
States. New dis-
tricts opened for set-
tlement. 320 acres
of land to each .se<-
t ler,— 1 60 fiee
homestead and 160 at $3.00 per acre.
"A vast rich country and a contented pros-
perous people."—Kxirutt front correspondent*
of a National Editor, whose visit to Western
Canada, in August, JOoA\was an institution.
Many have paid the entire cost of their
farms and had a balance of from $10.00 to
$20.00 per acre as a result of one crop.
Spring wheat, winter wheat, oats, barley,
flax and peas are the principal crops, while
the wild grasses bring to perfection the
best cattle that "have ever been sold on
the Chicago market.
Splendid climate, schools and churches
in all localities. Kailways touch most ol
the settled districts, and prices for produce
are always good. Lands may a'.so be pur-
chased from railway and land companies.
MAKE READING A PLEASURE.
College Professor Tells How It May
For pamphlets, maps and information re-
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"Take my word for it," pleaded the
source of pleasure to those who j "N°; ■ *. ni be darned if I <lo!" de-
! clared the second man.
The first man was a press agent.
The second man knew It.
"Reading can be made a much great- t
now only read when they can find no
other pleasures," said a Columbia lec- |
turer on English literature the other
day. "You have perhaps noticed with
what keen sense of satisfaction some
people read the newspapers. Do you
want to know the secret of their abil-
ity to extract enjoyment in this way?
Well, you have probably noticed that
those who can so rivet their attention
to the printed page are the ones who
make it a point to talk about what
they have read. That is the secret.
Try it. Read something, then tell
some one about it. Do this with books
as well as with papers. Soon you will
notice that in reading a story you fix
in your mind the things you want to
relate. You get the writer's point of
view, then you fix upon the points
he has presented. At the beginning
your story telling will lack the com-
pleteness of the story as written, and
you will notice that your shortcomings
in this direction are due to listless
reading. This will correct itself just
to the extent of your ambition to be-
come a reader for all there is in read-
ing. I have given this bit of advice
before and have been thanked many
times by those who followed aiy direc-
tions. Try it and mark the results."
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Her Brain Worked Rapidly.
fishing or skating, and getting into a
thousand scrapes together. Teddy, in
his boyish way, was Dolly's devoted
adorer, and she had nearly wept her
eyes out when he went to school for
the first time. She was a lovely girl
of 16 when the young man came from
college for his first vacation, and even
Teddy, the unsentimental, felt a sud-
den thrill when he saw her again after
a considerable lapse of time. With
the advent of manhood his devtion had
Increased. His succeeding vacations
had been spent in Europe or with col-
lege friends, and consequently Teddy
had not seen much of Dolly, while he
and Phyllis had met at all kinds of
college functions and festivities.
Proximity is an all-powerful influence
with a young man of Teddy's suscep-
tible age, and Phyllis, thinking over
his manner to her of late, came to the
conclusion that it was decidedly un-
"Bless the boy," she said to her-
self, "I hope he isn't going to fall in
love with me. It all comes of our be-
ing so much alike, I suppose. I'm cer-
tainly not going to appropriate Dolly's
property, and I shan't let Toddy break
her heart, either. He's got about as
much mind as a chameleon; but if he
can't make it up for himself I shall
have to do it for him."
So when Teddy begged for her new
photo, with a look in his eyes which
Phyllis had never seen there before,
with quick, tactful Intuition, ahe said,
Crowding Out All Native Things.
In New Zealand, the native Poly-
nesian race, crowded by Europeans, is
becoming extinct. Many of the im-
ported animals run wild and multiply
rapidly at the expense of the native
species, even the streams being filled
with European and American trout,
which grow to great size. Introduced
plants thrive quite as remarkably.
New forests are being created design-
edly because the native trees, though
yielding excellent timber, grow very
slowly, and already many millions of
larches, oaks, spruces, Douglas firs
and eucalyptus have been planted,
while seedlings from them are being
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The Flavor Lasts
"Who's Teddy Randolph got up, I
say, old man; two fair girls and a
The speaker, a youth of blase ap-
pearance, lounged on the window seat
of a room, gracefully buoyed up by
numberless cushions. He was scan-
ning the brilliant kaledioscope of sis-
ters, cousins and undergraduates
wending their way in light summer at-
tire and shady hats about the cam-
The other occupant of the room,
who was laboriously picking out an
air on a banjo, ceased his absorbing
occupation and came over to the win-
dow. Contrary to his custom, he
"Why, they're the Misses Bletch-
wood, of course, the prettiest girls on
the campus at the present moment, or
I'm no judge of fluff. Teddy's sweet
on the little one, and their people ex
pect them to make a match of it.
Jove! I'd give something to be in his
"Oh, so that's the matter."
Teddy, as host of two such pretty
girls, found himself the hero of the
hour. Third-year men, even seniors,
had suddenly become unbending and
affable. His own set vied hotly with
each other in invitations and atten-
tions. Teddy's manner was becoming
tinged with the superiority born of
It was the day of the sophomore
dance, and his fickle allegiance re-
turned in full force. Teddy's be-
havior during the afternoon was ex-
emplary. He devoted himself to Mrs.
Bletchwood, arranging her cushions
and assuring her they were not in im-
minent danger of twigs and spiders.
"How college does improve a young
man's manners!" she remarked ap-
provingly to Dorothea.
Is It Napoleon's Bible?
An Italian journalist is said to have
discovered the Bible which was used
by the Emperor Napoleon during his
exile on the island of Elba. It is of a
common type, illustrated with large
wood engravings, and bears on the back
the letter "N," surmounted by the im-
perial crown. It was found in the
Chapel of the Madonna, on the island
of Elba, and near which the emperor
stayed for 17 days at the beginning of
his exile. It possesses interest from
the fact that the emperor has under-
lined many passages bearing on iis
state of mind at the time.
Education of Actresses in Japan.
Japan's first school for the educa-
tion of actresses has been formally
opened at Tokyo, under the direction
of Sada Yokka. Of the young women
who presented themselves for admis-
sion about twenty were accepted and
they will take a two years' course.
More than twice that number, all hav-
ing the educational requirements, ap-
plied for admission, but could not be
accepted because, as the head of the
school, explained, "their small stature
precluded their assuming the heroine
parts which belong to the dramatic lit-
erature of Europe."
The Eternal Puzzle—Baby.
Not so very long ago It was cus-
tomary to treat children as if they
were stupid and naughty grown-up
people. Now there is a tendency to
run to the opposite extreme, and to
treat them as if they were a great deal
cleverer than their parents. There
are even people who set themselves
deliberately to "study" their children in
much the same spirit as a biologist
would study a new kind of germ.—
A flavoring thai is used the same as lemon or
vanilla. Hv dissolving granulated sugar in wa-
ter and adding Mapleine, a delicious syrup is
made and a syrup better than maple. Mapleine
is sold by grocers. Send 2C stamp for sample
and recipe book. Crescent Mfg. Co., Seattle.
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I claim that it has no superior
for hot or cold starching, and
No cheap premiums are given
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but YOU GET onk-thihd mohh
fob your money than of my
DEFIANCE STARCH costs
10c for a 10-*oz. package, and I
will refund your money if It
sticks to the iron.
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