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J - v JOHME AM) TEENIE. Story of a Little Coquette and How She "Was Conquered. Sly latest experience is to be caugh' "In the delcate filaments of a genuine •Texas iclyl. I had heard of my heroine long before I saw her, as undisputed belle of thi •whole Dry Fork country, where sh telcl regal Btatov.like the cruel princess in the fairy tale, sending 1 away suitor after suitor and champion after cham pion despoiled, not of his head, but o: his heart, and with several inches taken off the stature of his conceit. The family name was Drake; Teenie •was affectionately known among her admirers as ''the duck;" the ranch was "the duck pond," and whenever an other unfortunate went down to worship at her shrine, he was facetiously referred to as having gone duck-hunting. She was as a rule engaged to three or lour of the best-looking and most prom isin<j young sheepmen of the region and carried things in general with a liigh hand. All this had predisposec me to think slightly of the girl as a poor, shallow creature, trifling with and rejecting men who were too gooc lor her only to gratif y her vanity anc love of conquest. But perhaps the thing that prejudicet me most against her was her failure to fall a victim to the charms of Johnnie Sherwood. Johnnie and I are great friends. met him at balls, where he was the best .dancer; at round-ups, where he was the . finest rider and roper, and he campedwith our party many a night. A handsome, black-eyed boy of twenty-four, just sis leet, with fine, square shoulders and •well-knit figure, beautiful black hair, curling flat against his round, comely head, glowing eyes, a satiny cheek, fresh »nd -warm; a nice, well-cut chin, with a dimple set a little to one side of it; a good mouth, with a youthful mustache above it. and the finest white teeth possible. Face and figure were quite handsome ordinarily; but when the eyes shone, -the dimple deepened, and the •white teeth flashed in the bubbling, mellow, spontaneous laugh that came so naturally from the fine deep chest, you hastily laid aside all judgment and surrendered your heart. I never heard so captivating, a laugh. There was virtue, there was piety in .it- It was sweeter than reason, better than wisdom. You felt a sense of personal and affectionate gratitude to him, as though he had made you a special gift of it. And these two were sweethearts •once; indeed, Johnnie had been en- s gaged to Teenie, "all by himself," •when no one else was, and the matter •was regarded as qiiite serious. There was, as might have been ex- ,';pected between two such heart-breakers, a smash; mutual recriminations •were^ indulged in. At the hottest of v^fiie quarrel, smarting beneath a sense .ol injustice, tingling at remembrances ,of the affronts she had put upon him, .Johnnie came one day upon a maverick land made so innocent a thing as a year.' ling calf the vehicle of his resentment. It was. a delicate bit of cowboy repar- Jtee, an example of pure Texas wit, to 1 catchit up.and brand it aD over its Ihelpless bovine side in great, sprawling-lletters: "DUCK. :> When the capering bonmot present "led itself before Teenie's indignant eyes i she waxed very wroth indeed, and told Iher big brothers, but on the ready offer I to "wipe up the ground" with the au- (ihor she weakened, and advised the j-wiole family that they treat him with -'i-isilent contempt—which they were do;, ling when I went there. : . When I cam'e to spend a week at the JijTJoree" Cedars ranch and see her daily ?*witK her mother and her little broth- fjers and sisters, I found her quite differ- H'ent from what I had imagined, and jwas constrained to like the girl despite £ liny disapproval of some of her meth- ~ ^ She was a good daughter, a kind j-, 1 /; I sister, and the blithest, most irrepress- |Hibly joyous creature, with a frank, en~^ _' _ boyishness of manner that I S never found in any other girl, and I f:|8oon came to the conclusion that if she •;> j-was vain and fickle it was the fault of ! ;'Jthe foolish men who hung about her yiBnd ministered to her vanity. ';-' She rode finely, and was as passion£ jately fond of it as I. She appeared unaware of the six or eight years' difference in our ages, the •wide dissimilarity of our history, training 1 , environments, and probable 'aims i and ambitions, and made of me a regu- • jlarchum and confidante, seeming to think 'it no fault of mine that I had been city born and bred; that at heart, and given a lair show, I was "as good a man" as iiherseli : I used to talk to Teenie a good deal ;about Johnnie, dwelling warmly on his igood qualities and his winning ways. • She was always ready to argue with l|ijne on the' subject, professing to find ' thlrn the most hideous and disagreeable lot mortals. When I ceased she would ,go on at some length herself, applying. ! to him aU her small feminine epithets t of derogation, sneering especiaEy athis conceit. i Perhaps a more masculine bat might have been deceived by the appearance !Of frank sincerity with which she If'slanged" him, but, as Sister Peacock i says, I am a female myself, and will at •jthe proper time acknowledge it; and it (Convinced me—if it convinced me of 'anything—that Teenie was no more indifferent to Johnnie than he was to her; •that, indeed, she carried as sore a heart i*s he did. "Let's go and get somo,of 'those res- torection plants you want. Miss Alice," •he said to me one day. "I know where It grows by the bushel,-over on the Es- :condido arroyo, near the Pecos." Two of her slaves were about the stouse at the time. They immediately .shed out, saddled our ponies, and humbly petitioned to be allowed to "go .ong;" but she refus'ed with the utmost •ity; and we went alone. . I llTt <k' 11 'O^p times I . i I ill the time there's no more fun ia 'em. Now, ain't this a'heap nicer, just us girls, than to have a lot of fool fellows taggin' along in the way?" • I assured her it was and w,e rode ahead, whistling and singing by turns, for very lightness of heart She began "whistling an air and I struck in with the alto. She stopped dissatisfied with my performance. "No, you lead, I'll trail," and when I took the air she made of it a mere frame, upon which she hung anc draped the most beautiful and fanciful minor accompaniment then turned to me and said: "Pretty, ain't it? I wouldn't have a fellow that couldn't whistle nice anc ride, anything that goes—would you?' She had a rich, pathetic contralto, with a note of hoarse tenderness in i1 that went right to your heart, and so flexible that she could follow freely any air I sang with her own irregular, sobbing alto. After we had ridden ten or twelve miles, across divides and through draws and hollows that all looked alike to my eyes, she turned abruptlj' to me, on the heels of a closing minor cadence, checked her pony, pushed back her hat and exclaimed: "By George, I'm lost." Here was a bad state of affairs. was utterly helpless, and she had only been over to the place on the Escondido arroyo once before, she admitted. But it was only three o'clock by my watch; our ponies were good ones a.nd we were not more than two or three hours from the ranch; so we kept moving ahead, she scanning the surrounding country anxiously from the top of every divide. Suddenly, as we were loping across a level, she laughed out loud and pointed in front of us. "Why, here's the-'arroyo; we've come to it further north than I was before. All we've got to do.is to follow down.' We followed down, got our saddle pockets full of resurrection plants, and then started homeward. "We can cross Turkey Roost and go down Lost Mule and it'll only be eighteen miles," said Tennie. "It's a sort of blind trail, but I can find it, and we want to get mighty near home before dark." It was 4:30; there remained but an hour of daylight, and our ponies had already come some twenty-four or twenty-five miles at'a brisk gait since noon. We went ahead at an easy lope, checking up every mile or so to walk for a breathing space. As the sun declined I saw Teenie look anxious. Finally siie said: "We crossed Turkey Roost all right, a'nd I was sure we struck into Lost Mule on this side, but J declare it don't look like it now." We rode up on the divide beside which we had been traveling and looked around.. "Good land!" said Teenie, "1 don't see a thing I know. We're lost sure enough this time—and night coming. We'll freeze." While we looked and hesitated the day visibly withdrew and night dropped down upon us like a presence. All landmarks by which to steer our course were obliterated, but we pushed ahead with feverish haste. OIL and on we sped through the darkness, while over us wheeled the constellations. Presently Teenie pulled up and said: "It's no use; we're like as not -going away from home instead of toward it." We got down, staked the ponies, wrapped ourselves as best we could and sat down to face the situation. Have you never been alone on the prairie at night? Then yon have never known how small a mote you are. As we sat hushed under the great, white stars, amid the boundless darkness, I fancied we could hear the moving of the vast machinery of the universe, the tram of the planets as they spun through the void, and the creaking of the earth as it turned on its axis and shot forward into vacancy. , Our surroundings were obliterated; nothing was present but a great, soft darkness and an immensity of star- gemmed space. And we ourselves—iri- finity of littleness amid this spacious jloom—we seemed but unremembered atoms. I had resolved myself to my original components, doffed this gross corporeal body, and was wandering about in my spirit, seeking to blend once more with the oversoul; too ignorant and inexperienced to realize any danger in our positions, I reveled only in its beauty and strangeness. Suddenly the little prefatory whimpering giggle of a coyote sounded out of the night, and Teenie, who Lad been huddled beside me in a dismayed heap, clutched my arm. 'Oh, Miss Alice! Can't you holler? Listen to that coyote! There's timber wolves and panthers out there, too. We an't got a match, nor a thing to shoot with. I never wanted to see a man so bad in my life—do holler!" I took one moment to say: "Would you even like to see Johnnie Sherwood?" and then gathered up my forces and sent forth a powerful soprano yell that was the effort of my life. But no answer came back, and then insued a bad quarter of an hour for Tennie and me. The coyotes snickered on the hillside and howled fearfully in ;he nearer valley. AH at once our ponies neighed out'joy- 'uUy. I gave a last scream;, there was an answering shout, a clatter of hoofs, and somebody rode down the slope and almost over us.- How should I know it was Johnnie Sherwood? But Teenie rose up, and crying: "Oh, Johnnie! Johnnie! Johnnie!" cast herself at him anyway as he jumped off his horse. I could see nothing of them but two moving shadows—then one, stationary; >ut presently a big voice that tried to whisper murmured in an abandon of ;enderness: .' "I'll shoot that fool calf, .darling,, quick as I can find, him!"—Alice Macowan, in St. Louis Republic. PROFIT IN SHEEP. The Jttoat Useful Domesticated Animal on the.Gen«ral Farm. A North Dakota farmer is reported to have gone into sheep-raising about two years ago with a capital of $600. Since then he has sold S700 worth of wool and £300 worth of sheep, and has 400 sheep now, for which he has been offered S3.50 each but refused to sell. What could be more encouraging than this to farmers in any of the regions of this country subjected to frequent crop failures from drought or other causes? The sheep properly selected according to the climatic condition of the country in which it is to be bred, and then intelligently managed, is one of the most profitable of domesticated animals. In this country, as also ia Great Britain, there is constant improvement in the character and value of sheep. During the past thirty-five years the averag-e weight of the fleeces produced has doubled. This is. partially due to the fact that the sheep have been better cared for in every way than formerly, and more intelligently managed. This last with special reference to the marked and steady improvement in breeding 1 . We would not by any means, advise farmers to sell out and go into sheep husbandry, but rather to combine that with their other pursuits. They should not select sheep for wool- growing alone, but try to get a good fleece and a heavy carcass of mutton from the same animal. At the same time the demands of the times are for an early maturing carcass in sheep as well as in cattle, and it is found that where mutton sheep have to be fed at all with special crops the earlier they are matured the less likely they are to "eat their heads off;" and, of course, the greater the net profit to be derived from them. An ewe that raises two lambs besides the wool clip pays her owner SCO per cent, on the money la- Tested in her. Besides, this money comes in from April to August, :.during a period at which, many farmers have nothing else to turn into ready money for current expenses. Then, again, sheep droppings form one of the best manures for grass lands and for cereal crops. One hundred sheep produce much valuable manure in tho course of a year and are worth their Jceep for that purpose.—American Agriculturist. A -Deplorable Failure. The one regrettable failure during 1 the two sessions was the failure to place the federal elections bill upon the statute books. It was clearly proved that the situation was such as to demand the enactment of such a law, and it was shown that the measure proposed very fully met the requirements of existing conditions without interfering in the remotest degree with the rights of the several states. Because it meant an end to their bulldozing, intimidation, stuffing of ballot boxes, and election frauds of every character the minority fought it desperately, and accomplished its defeat by a deal with the little silver contingent among the republican senators. 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