The Stanford World (Stanford, Mont.) 1909-1920, August 08, 1918, Image 12

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TRE STANFORD WORLD • ******* WOO 411411111111••• Bowser's Mother-in-law Tells Why She Puts Forth the Strong Hand (Copyri g ht. McClure N4. , seParer By M. QUAD. I am Mr. Bowser's mother-in-law, and it ,Slutre of the public has known It for a long time. When Samuel Bowser ttsktel rue for my daughter's hand I looked tong In- to his Owe. I S/1W that \Odell made me believe that he would make n roan full of whims told crochets. 11101 that he would dream wilt) dreams. :111,1 I determined, (IWO /111.11 there, (0 put forth a strong hazel, anti I have ex- ercised the iron heel ever sinet% Mr. Bowser differs greatly from the alft:tlge The average son -lit -law Just dotes on his mother -In-law. Ile is 0i:inlaid to her; lie . loves her; at every oppor- dh. ate. \You've Got Company at Your Home.* Utility he shows his love anti gratitude by kissing her. The average son-ite law, no matter where he Is, will grow wings and ay home when he hears that his unother-lu-law has arrived. Ho will wear a coat three years old to present her with a set of furs at Christmas time. Mr. Bowser has never done those things for me. On the contrary, he Started out his married life by letting me know that I couldn't run him, and that he didn't love me a cent's worth. I let hint have a little rope to gambol around, and then I shut down on him. It was n hard struggle for a time but I conquered him. I arrived at Mr. Bowser's house on one of my periodical visits the other evening. As I afterwards learned, be hod not yet reached his gate on his way op to dinner when a boy called ma to him: \Say Mr. Bowser, you've got roue pany at your house.\ \And who is It?\ asked Mr. Bowser. \Why It's that old woman; I guess alle's your mother -In-law.\ That was enough for Mr. Dowser. All his pleasant thoughts vanished in • moment. Ile came up the steps market:, thnt he was going to a bowl- ing club that night and that we would have to entertain ourselves. When we got upstairs he Was going to make some change In his 9tothing. I took him by his coat (toner and said: \Samuel Bowser. you sit right down beret ant) hear what I have to say. If you go to a bowling club, I shell go with you I don't know what ii bowling club is. butt I want to learn. It tieP1111S Its if I hail heard that they shoot att nine Fans or ten pins at bowling , clubs, but I am go- ing along to make sure. It must be very' Hutt:sing and exciting, butt /I want to see for myself.\ \You'd look nice st, a howling club.\ was Samuel's //0./i0 reply. \I'd look just as [dee ne your W011111 Yon are Out the prettiest WW1 hi the world. though you have got a Wi101e (1111101111 if ri,ticeit 11 hout yon. I enli be ready in two minutes.\ \You needn't get ready. for I shan't stir a sterol\ \Well We can Ita's a tdcasalit eve- ning here. There are lots of things I rant to talk ydu about.\ \There will he no talking here,\ said Mr. Bowser through his clenched teeth. \If I Mai'? go to the howling club, 1 shall go to a poker dub. My club has a great gnme Oil hund tonight.\ \Good!\ I exclaimed. \Poker suits me better than howls. You didn't know, did you. that I played poker? Well, I do, anal have beeh called the best player in our town. I can till a straight or a flush nine times out of ten, and have held royal flushes four times In one evening. Why. Smutted. I will play the coats off the backs of all the members ef the club.\ 'Thete will he tut poker for you this evenhug.\ said Mr. Bowser. \I won't go anywhere if you are going to tag along after MP. Haven't you any sense of propriety?\ \Heaps of It, Samuel, but you don't get away attune Oils blessed night. You need me to war lit over you. Soli mother -In-laws wouldn't (.11 re a cm, per if their only son-in-law went le destruction. but it happens that I do, anti so I shall take good care of you.\ Mr.' Bowser settled hack into his chair to plan somethieg. Ills wife, who was at the head of the stairs and had heard our talk, threw me down eV hat and cane. that I might he ready for any emergency. It was very thoughtful of her. rind it Was a help Out come just in time. I had turned my hack to look out of a win- dow when Mr. Bowser softly sneaked down the hall, and had got his hot on when I diseovered him, lie had not yet Hosed the door behind him. when I was at his side. I trod cape anti hat in my hand. and I put them on anyway. At the gate Mr. Bowser started 011 II run tind I man after him, nod soon overtook him, for no eon -in-law can outrun his mother-In- tim If she is determined to win the note. \It is a pleasant evening. Mr. Bow- ser,\ I said as I took his arm. \Say are your going to Lemke a holy show of yourself?' he exclaimed as he Male to a st o p. \Not unless you compel me to, Sammy,\ I replied in motherly tones. \Let its stroll uhout a little while and see the moon and stars and learn a little about astronomy. We will after- ward call at the residence of Mr. Ran After Him.\ like a man going up to the gallows. I met Mtn in the hall us he opened the door and held out my hand, and called him Samuel and said I was just dying to see him once more. He kept his hands to himself and when he could speak he said: \Oh it's you, Is It? A boy told me back there that some old woman had come to the house. Did I write you that we would be glad, indeed, if you would pay us one of your pleasant visits?\ \No Samuel, you didn't,\ I replied. \I did not need such a letter. I shall come here when I darn please, 'and I shall stay as long as I want to and you have got mighty little to say about it. Don't you begin to cut tip rusty at this early stage of the game, or there'll be a row to call out the fire department I\ Samuel turned pale, and bit off what he was going to say and we all went down to dinner. It was a happy meal. Annoet every word I spoke was addressed to Samuel. He tried to ignore me, but lie couldn't do It No mother-in-law with an Iron heel can be ignored by her son - In-law. I asked after _his health, his business and why he hadn't run up some day to sea me and give me a motherly kiss, and I boxed him up In fine shape. Just as We left the table be re - Bowser, which Is somewhere along here. Perhaps you have rend of Mr. Bowser in the tamers? He is an awful nice man. but he has lots of whims and oddities. I think you will like him If you become acquainted.\ \This is a disgrace.\ he said In desperation, not knowing what to do. \Don't take It so much to heart, Samuel. You have got the best mother-in-law In any four states, and she is only being kind to you. If you feel chills go up and down your back- bone, mid yon probably do, let us go back into the Bowser house.\ onc('. Mr. Bowser came back without an- basic other struggle or a word, ant) when he hung up his hat In the hall I knew I had Mtn beaten. He gave a gasp anal a sigh, nod fell into the nearest chair like a bag of sand dropped from the roof of n horse barn. Ile didn't talk much that evening, hut sat and glared at me, and once In a while he uttered a \humph\ to himself. Ile didn't show one bit of conceit, and he didn't swell out his chest anti try td play boss. Ile was filst silent and very, Very good, and when I left home, after a five days' visit, he almost squeezed my hand when he said good -by. As I said before, Mr. Bowser is n good man at heart, but there Is need of n brie): house failing on him about once in six weeks, and I am that brick house anti I skull continue to fall. Red Cross Activiiies Harvey I bson, Red I• t'ssiiimissioner to Pittance, in a • e.,nle urges relatives of Men with . tire Ex pedit lona ry Forces lii make their inquiries thixitigh .Res! Cross Bureau or t.somintin , cation, NVashington. I/. C., stead of eabliog tor writing dire , : .1.1 aVetieles Of' illtilVitillt118 int I.i- f Ate. .As many as row. I requests about the same it i mvi • 14 ,4 o n r ••4. o ives1 by as 4 , o y This involves less essisgestion of cables iliot - asteful duplication or .Iii no.,1 000pover. .'1 :1116.-S arc turned over by , • is to she .1iiseriran Bed Cs-os. ; .,••••iels i s 4.1 4 a4 14 4.41 with -su c h 4•••••.- I.,o,irat ion wit is soldier' s ' r el i t- , II es. and has developed sp.•••iii! • It .slit it's for obtaining informis- . ii•in about those r e ported kip.,•,t, -.04.11114d or missing. awl tram whom letters have not re'\: ; 1 444 ‘ ' ;: I l i sentilig iii liii eablev•. Edward Al. 1/ii,v_ aeting of the lisprean of Cosninsinioic•-n. said: — As the American 1:..1 Cross has sperial mail and o•..•1.; means of handling moll inquiries, relatives should gel q uick e r re-' plies through Washington than 1111.4111;41i agetteies or individuals ini Eurtuott. \Viten an inquiet ro:0•111.K 0111* \V:IS1111100(1 Of '11 ,, ill\' special mnircliers tit Once gcl !row the ,o - tiverinuteni here lait , :t official iiiIturntittioin, 111 fl'0 , !fleff f ile 11111's' multI iSfilel 111. 1 11 . 11111'S /IS f ICS are Speeded ilbl , t;01. Silttliar lit ti CrOSS agents gather sIlI,i Iron] heatinnuirlor: and then v'isit mall in the hos- I pitni. lb the ease or those rr_ ; porled killed or missing. the Red 'rose rometimiraiiort roler e ettota_ live gathers t•Vt , 1' . % 1.1-11111b 114 a ille ill 1011110 bill from the sob 41i4 s ' S assoriaies. All prisoner lists retail' Washington by cable am' information is prompt (v transmitted to the family. Tin. funetion of this hureini is to gi relatives all possible information wind' will lessen anxiety. Ev- ery itiquita\ is luttolled with full realization tbal a prompt and full reply is of serious moment to the happitiess. pellet. of in and not infrequently to the health of the relative. By writing to the litirean relatii,•es frequently will get. iminetlititely, information at twill and may be sme that serti•Ish is stariell abroad as qtlick- ly as the ease warrants. * * * For a town with a population of only 90 citizens, Barber. Mont. is a first (slam supporter of the American Red Cross. Prom a sale. siipper and I lane(' gi Veil re- cently by the Barber Red Cross brattish. $4.200 was realized. • s 4 Local Red Cross Notes Thos. orcseot at th.• Iti.d cross room Atienst 2 were: Ales4lauses Myriek, Ilawk, Leslie. Ilisrst. Fliteroft. Itlayk, Sorenson. [fau- na.. Noreittb.-sCulver. Donaldson. Lebovitz. sind Alisses Mill111.,11/111, I,/ filbert M111 Vera Blaek. Aliss Newell of Lewistown met with its and explained 1114. pro- canning vegetables. which is as a le'sson many of the ladies were anxious to learn. Those creslited with work at home this week are: Aliss Al lie AloterS1)11, I l'011110/1 1tib low, lhti Ii 111111i, 1 eomfort pillow; Ales. Hurst, 1 comfort pillow; Mrs. lilack, I bath robe: Mrs. 11. II. Norentt. 5 bath robes. linitted articles turned in were as follows: Mrs. Aloser. 1 pair soeks: Airs. Pearl Sslioner, 1. pair socks; Aliss Jennie Johnson. 2 um ii' socks: Mrs. Brooks. 1 pair socks; Mrs. .1. R. Balding, 1 sweater ; A Sorenson, 1 sweater: Airs. C. Marsh. 1 pair socks. PLANS ANNOUNCED t. 4 (C(tntinued from l'age (Me) above the lair price for wheat. for handling, mill- ing and marketing expenses, freight P1111 t'g - muii nrodueis, and profit. It is lilt icipated that coinpet it ion wil I event tia 1 ly re- flect reductions from this priee. This plan, as soon as eompeteld will be given general poliiieity. Inculcate Fair Dealing. Every family should have ethiea of fair &mina nrul, honorable thinking. Each member of the family should feel his or her responsIblilty in main- taining the high standard of the fam- ily with a view of co-operation Its this means the children will take an In- terest in the from. the benne and their environment. —Exchange. NCE MORE the Ju- dith Basin will dem- onstrate that it is the safest place in the coun- try to raise wheat. Threshing time is upon and that means threshing crews to feed. You will find us prepared to supply your needs for the hearty appetites work in the harvest field makes. All kinds of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Canned Goods, Fresh Fruits, Smoked Meats, Etc. Better Stock Up While You Have the Time Just received .a shipment of IDEAL Percalel .in .both light and dark pat- terns; a good qual- ity percale in 36 - inch widths. STANFORD MERC. CO. Our stock of over- alls, coverals, work gloves, shirts, and all wearing appar- el for men is com- plete. .Prices that are right. ..... Wanted lir order to furnish erriplo'- tient. for homesteaders who ire in need of work, we have started oin• Ingging operations at least three 'tomtits earlier than in for- mer years. We are il /11111g- ng to lake on immediately in (stir woods work about one hundred men at wages ranging front $3.75 to $4.25 per slay. depending, on the chariteter of the work. Board costs $1.00 per day. AsIslITSS, Eureka Lumber Company, Eureka, Mont. . your own opinion of the quality of printing we turn out by looking over the samples we will be glad to show you. There is noth- ing in this line that we can't do to your entire satis- faction. High- class printing creates a good impres- sion for you and your business. Consult Zefore you Send pour Work Oat of Town - - - — 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0 0 Attention Ranchers You will soon have to feed threshing crews. Remember we can supply all your needs in the way of Fresh and Smoked MEATS at reasonable prices Home -Cured Bacon 38c lb. We want your chiCkens and hogs, and will pay the highest market price Stanford Meat Market 0 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 DEPARTMENT MAKES (C(lntinued from Page One) crop in 1917, the total exports oh: wheat in excess of, imports. in- cluding flour in terms of wheat, amounted to approximately 100:- 000,000 bushels for the year end- ing June 30, 1918, This is in comparison w it It 178,000,000 bushels exported in 1917, 236,- 000,000 bushels in 1916, ancl 331,- 000,000 bushels in 1!115. It was only possible for the United States to export wheat in large quantities in 1915 and 1916 be- cause of the large wheat crops of 1912-13-14-15, which gave . , this country an accumulation Of Stocks of this grain. The 1916 and -.1917 crops were Smaller than any crops - since 1911, and, besides this, there was a greater demand for seed wheat and, an increasing population. Moreover, it must he borne in mind, says the department, that the carry-over in all the 10 im- ^ porting countries of Europe was practically exhausted this year before the new harvest; that the normal consumption require- ments of the exporting countries are increasing with the growth of population .instead of dimin- ishing; that some losses in stor-, age and transit may be expected to 'continue, and that it is highly desirable that a surplus should be aceuinulated as an insfirance against partial crop failure next year. To provide for these ad- ditional requirements it is there- for •ektremely desirable that the. maXiMuni acreage of winter wheat recommended be planted_ by the farmers in the United States this fall. Terrn That le Misapplied, The theme daisy Is said to have been given to the plant by the poet Chaucer, In the fourteenth century. He noticed that the petals folded at sunset and exptinded at sunrise, Find therefore called it dny'seeye,. Therefore, one best girl, who appears brightest In the evening cannot) truthfully be called. \a' daisy,\

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