Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, July 21, 1903, Image 2

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2. Kendall, Montana. July 21, 1903 [Cousin Emily's] Revolt By CARROLL W. RANKIN. T WO persons stood upon the nar- . row plank Walk at the outer edge of the long ore dock. One was a small, soberly -dressed woman of perhaps 40 years of age. The other was 3 tall, radiant girl of p. Their eyes were fixed upon a hare ore -car- rier, steaming slowly out into the clear blue of Lake Superior. Five handkerchiefs of varying dimensions fluttered gayly from the stern rail, and five happy faces smiled back at the `wo watchers silhouetted against the ore -stained timbers of the dock. \What an advertisement they'd make for tooth -powder!\ said Kath- erine, watching the receding boat. \Did you ever see such a beaming lot? Isn't it lovely for them to have a chance to take a lake trip?* Wasn't it nice of Uncle Joe to think of sand- ing them all? Isn't. it fun to see folks off?\ \No said her companion, unex- pectedly. \it isn't!\ \Why Cousin Emily! Anybody'd think you weren't glad to have there go. Think what a change it will be for mother! Ten whole days without a mite of housekeeping to think of!\ \Of course I'm glad for your moth- er's sake; she really needed the•rest. But you just wait, Kathat ine, until you've been seeing people off for 40 years, without ever going . to any place yourself, and see how you like it! I've seen people off on steam- boats and ore -carriers, on special trains and private cars, and just plain, everyday cars ever since I was born; but I haven't been a dozen miles from home in all that time. \First of all, I saw 'everybody off to. the Centennial. Did I go? Not a bit of it! Young as I was, I had to stay at home with your grandfather's s;areined ankle. Then all the family went to Mary Banning's wedding, and left me at home to poultice Uncle Timothy's felon. Did I go to the circus? Did 1 go to Chicago to the opera? Did I get to the world's fair or the Paris exposition? Did 1—\ \Why Cousin Emily!\ \Did I go to the family gathering at Madison? No, I didn't. Somebody had to stay in the house to keep the water -pipes from freezing. and I was that_ronnebody. Dldj go to the last whist tournament? I wanted to, but somebody had to stay with Cousin Anne's teething baby, and of course I was the one. \I didn't even get to Grandfather Perkins' funeral. I saw all the fam- ily off in a private car that time; lint I was left at home with the Denberry twins. There are those twins on that boat this very minute; and here ant I, seeing them off and staying here my- self to chaperon you.\ \I'm sorry—\ began Katherine. \Oh you needn't be. It isn't your fault. It isn't anybody's fault. unless It's mine. I tell you, Katherine, it doesn't pay to be a useful person. But come; let's go home. The boat went around the point two minutes ago.\ The plank walk Was none too wide. While there was no actual danger, it was necessary to proceed cautiously In order to avoid rubbing one's gar- ments against the.ore-crimsoned tint - hers cu the one hand, or tumbling un- ceremoniously into the lake on the other. So Katherine led her more timorous second cousin along the narrow ledge. up the steps and into the safety of. the broad, covered walk In absolute silence. \Well that's over,\ said Cousin Em- ily, examining her sleeve for possible ore -dust. \Katherine I want you to promise never to tell anybody what I said about being 'sick or seeing people off and never going any- where myself. I'm ashamed of my- self for saying it. The family has been as good as sold to me all these years. I think ust have beer tired and nervous after flying arou al) the morning trying to get every:: bodyXthings packed in the r:ght bags. I'm afraid now that I put your moth- er's thimble in Tom's suit cake.\ \All the better,\ taughed Katherine. \She'd hem all the way from here to Cleveland if she had it. If Tom finds it he'll throw it overboard to keep her from sewing. Never mind, Cousin Em- ily. Rub out that anxious wrinkle and come along! I shan't tell a soul about all those trips you didn't take.\ And Katherine did not; but the girl. who had never in her life planned any- thing for herself, since she had ac many others to plan things for her spent several days in deep thought This was so unusual that Cousin Em- ily sent surreptitiously for the fam- ily doctor, who fat the girl's pulse. while pretending to shake her hand, and then gravely recommended a freckle lotion: Katherine's father was not wealthy, but on her mother's side the family was a large and influential one. It i13 - eluded one millibnaire, one tn:ne-own- er and - three railroad men. To be sure, the millionaire was stingy, the mine - owner eccentric, and the railroad men .to busy to. be bothered; but Kath.:._ critic was not the girl to be hampered by trifles like these. \Pooh!\ - said Katherine, tearing up a six -page letter, the result of an hour's. hard labor. \Uncle John hasn't time to read all that. He doesn't read any- thing but telegrams. I'll wr•te him a telegram and sent it by mail.\ . \Dear Uncle John: Please send me MOO by return mail. Will Exp:aln later. It's all right. KATHERINE DENHAM.\ \It's all right if Katherine says so.\ said: the stingy millionaire, making out a check for $75, and then tearing It up and replacing it with one for an even one hundred. \There's the mak- ing of a line .business woman in that girl.. Ani_other wt i mau would have written a book.\ Then she wrote to another uncle as follows: \Dear Uncle Joe: I want a trip pass to Cleveland s.nd back for Cousin Emily, for boat after next. It's all right. \KATHERINE DENHAM.\ \Then it is all right, since Katherine says so,\ said Uncle Joseph. \It must be quite awhile since Emily has had a boat trip. I don't remember sencihig her a pass. She deserves a dozen.\ Next Katherine wrote to the most promising of the three railroad men:, \Dear Uncle Peter: • I want passes for Cousin Emily from cieve:and to Buffal.), New York, Washington and Boston. and lay place else you can think of. and bat.:, .o Cleveland again. She's going dean to , °oat. It's all right. \KATHERINE DENHAM.\ \Bless her soul,. of course it's all right!\ said the railroad magnate, making out passes with his own hull,: \Her Cousin Belle wrote '11 pages when she asked for a pass:from Nlil- aukee to Chicago, cad I : bad to get her letter typewritten before I could reao it.\ Katherine displayed such a deep and mysterious interest in the postman I Le following week that Cousin Emily be- gan to fear that the chaperoning l.1 ii young woman of 17 was a position of no light responsibility. The mystery was explained, hohrever. when Katherine appeared one morni Erg in Cousin Emily's doorway. :with a ra- diant countenance: numerous slip a of paper and a work -basket. \There!\ said Katherine, with danc- ing eyes. \These are all yours!\ , \Mine!' ? exclaimed Coueinl Emily. \What are they?\ \A little of everything,\ replied the plotter. \A lake trip, railroad trips, a ja.gib b . to Washington, a t rip . the sea- shore, a run to Boston. another to New York --you're to stay a niontti if you .want to.\ \Katherine you told!\ \I didn't! I never said a word!\ ' \But y , :ti explained—\ \Nothing said Katherine. \This family's . too large and too honest for explanations. 'Mere, if you Must ery . take my apron. But you haven't time. You're to go the minute the others get back.. I've come prepared to sen on buttons by the quart and braid I; the m!lo ' You'll have to have sum, .clothes, you know. It's a 'blessins, your spring suit is so new!\ The day of Cousin Emil?. departure dawned. The relatives that went to sec her off formed a scattered proces_sha that reaciieu from one end to the othe: of the long ore dock. Now that thei; attention was called to the fact, al. realized that quiet, unobtrusive, heip ful Emily had lived all her life in the little village without a glimpse of the word beyond. \Really said Katherine's mother waving a handkerchief energetically after the departing boat. \I'm Orate we've all been abominably aelt61. We've given Emily half a dozen home: among us, to be sure, and we've pro- videci her with all she could eat ant Wear; but l'm afraid we haven't quite as thoughtful as we should halt been about I l er pleasure's. Now : come to think of it, she has always been the dile to stay at home; and no one has ever heard her complain.\ Katheriue tippen her hat over a pair of telltale eyes, 'and grabbed a small nephew by the arm just in time to sate the boy from disappearing over the Ade of the dock and herself from the necessity of a reply. With.Cousin Emily.gone, the family seemed singularly incomplete. • NI one erse could put the Perkins bleb,. to sleep. No one else could bathe ti•e Denham baby to his satisfaction. Fro no one else would Granc.father Len - ham's gruel attain the proper con- sistency. And it . suddenly be; ante ee,• dent that no other member of the fam- ily was competent to make buttonholes in the Denberry twins' shirt -waists When, therefore. just five days after her departure, Cousin Emily walket. in unannounoed, she was greeted wia joy, as well as with no little astonish- ment. \How in the world,\ gasped Kath- erine, almost dropping the Perkins baby in her surprise, \did you get bad. _ — so soon?\ • \Soon!\ cried Cousin Emily, seizing the baby and sheddiing tears of joy down his neck. \Soon! it's been th. longest week I ever livid. I was al homesick for this baby, and tii• Den- ham baby, and Grandfather I sethein; and the twins, that I left the boat tl•e moment it touched the dock at Cie . ., land and came home by rail on the very first train.\ \But you had no pass—\ \I had money!\ said Cousin Emily. triumphantly. • \Do you mean to say that with pocketful of passes to Washington all Boston and Buffalo and New York, at,' everywhere. and a boat pass, hes.t e:, gasped horrified Katherine, \that you bought and paid for a ticket, ann wasted all those passes?\ \Yes. I do!\ aild Causin Emily. hug- ging the l'erkins baby ecstatically \I'd have come by telegraph :f I coulci.' s .\.Wcil.\ said Katherine, in a tone ot 'deep disgust, \I see I waste,t as smart as' I thought I was Next time,' plat. 'a trip for you I'll include a few grano parents, all the babies and all 11 twins; and I'll go myself to see that you don't waste even a fraction Of a At first Katherine was keenly disap- pointed at the seeming failure of bet plan; but when li,tlle, undemoneitra- sive Causin Emily.. still fairly beam. lug in her joy at being' honie n threw both arms round Eattserini', neck as si•ekissedhargatal nght at Lei: time. saying that in tallier 40years El had never known a happier day. Kat li• erne felt that perhaps, after all. ti•i trip had been a success.—youth't Companion, 4 Poor Khartoum, Lord Cromer. speaking at Kha r - town of the :needs of the country, re gently said: \Except sand. crocodile - and hippopotamL of all of which there appears to be a somewhat s.1- perabundant supply, there Is not enough of anything in the Smu:an.\ If the region eould exchange its hip- popotamheroeodiles and,sand forrail- ways, educated natives and \dust\ - to use a collognialisM for money—it Would be reasonably Nippy and pros- perous. This is the problem of com- merce the world over—to exchange what one does not want for what one needs. Reed & Millard's Saloon McKinley Avenue, Kendall bss Fleadquarre l for the Choicest of Wines Liquors and Cigars .0 .0 Large Club Rooms Attached .'‘ Ji 1Ve are always pleased to see old and •new friends. H Livery and Feed Stable North end of McKinley Ave. ..11 1 R. W. DUTCH ER, Pidprietor. Livery Rigs,,iid ~Saddre Horses eiocal 'Facilit es for boarding atoek. \ Kendall Barber Shop oldest ettlatilishe.1 barber 'bop in Veil: 1411i Clean Towels .and First -Class Work C. E. CARLISLE, Prbprietor In the Turner Bloc Dr. Gaylord McCoy Successor to Dr. Wiemer Office in Old Miners' Union Hall, Opposite to Chronicle Office W. H. CULVER PHOTOCIRAPHER Lewistown, Montana Kodaks and Amateur's Supplies For Sate DENTISTRY Dr. M. M. Hedges Office Over Judith Hard- ware Store, Lewistown. Has been in practice over thirty years and guarantees all his operations. 'es

Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.), 21 July 1903, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.