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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1914)
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Given tw o men and a woman you’ll
most always have a romance; two wo
men and one man are apt to produce
a riot, but take two women and two
men, all in love, and every one o f ’em
bein' a misfit, as you might say, and
it's like a two ring circus—you can’t
possibly take in all the details.
When this here Miss Daphne Don
aldson first throws in with the west
it's with no notion except to forgit
past unpleasantnesses which, I learn
afterward, was caused by her havin’
Pullman tastes and her husband hav
in' a day coach pocketbook.
Course, in order to win her he puts
up a bigger front than his bank ac-
eatiHt calls for. and when be can’t live
up to the premises she pleads nonsup
port and requests her maiden name.
So when we first see her she’s got
both the divorce and said maiden
name and has flew west to escape the
gossip and scandal ensuin' from the
It took a special trip to freight her
trunks out to the ranch, and she had
clothes that made the men set up and
take notice and the women’s eyes turn
green with envy.
She shore has the heart broke look,
and she ain’t been here a week before
I see plain that Johnny Duval is goin’
to be first aid to the injured.
You see. the biggest part o f this
ranch is owned by a man back east
named Stoner, who was her confiden
tial adviser, and he tells her Just to
come and make herself at home here
till such time as she feels like facin’
the world again.
Now, Mary Talbert, whose folks have
charge o f this outfit, is one o f them
quiet, practical girls who only know
one way to love—that's with a secret,
Secret, that is only to the object o f it.
and consumin' all her time in thlnJdn’
about i t The object o f Mary’s devo
tion was Johnny Duval.
That such Is bad enough.
But about three weeks after Miss
Daphne arrives Mr. Talbert gits a let
ter from this Stoner sayin' he can’t
come out to look after some matters
ns he does once each year, but is send
in’ a substitute who will make a new
contract with Talbert and attend to all
business for him.
I drive in to meet this duck, whose
name is Smithson, and I find a tall,
slim fellow dressed like them pictures
in the back o f the magazine where It
“ I f you want to feel at ease in any
society, wear” —etc., and who can ask
more questions than n Jackleg lawyer?
When we reach the house Daphne
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and Mary are on the east gallery. 1
make ’em acquainted with Mr. Smith-
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Daphne is standin’ foolin’ with a
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chain she always wears around her
neck with some kind of a little hoodus
on the end o f it.
“ H ow do you do?” she says, noddin'
her head, indifferent Then she turns
with a rattle o f silk and walks in the
“ Glad to meet you.” says Mary, hold-
!n’ out her hand. “ H ave you all had
When we say we haven’t she gits up,
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smoothin’ out her fresh gingham dress,
and goes in to set dinner out.
That was the difference between ’em.
In a week’s time Mr. Smithson looks
like he’s forgot he was sent here for
any purpose but to make love to Mary,
who is real nice to him to keep from
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showin' liow she hates to see Johnny
and Daphne together so much.
But, listen, that’s not the worst.
W hat does the grass widow do but
begin to build a stack at this here
Smithson, who don't seem to notice it,
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he’s that took up with Mary Talbert.
It was like singin' “ Three Blind
Of the United States
Mice.” They all fell in with the same
words to the same tune, but only pro
duced a jumble in the end.
1 watch ’ em pretty close and observe
more or less human naehcr in all of
From the very first I know why
Mary is treatin’ Smithson so nice, but
it takes a long time for me to glean
that Johnny is playin’ the same game
with Daphne because he don’t think
Mary cares for him.
I figgered that this Daphne didn’t
take to western ways and folks, and it
wasn’t so much Smithson as them back
east garments of his’u that was hold-
in' her spellbound.
And it took this here Smithson just
a month to do what Stoner usually
attends to. gittin’ back by return mall
Before he leaves we begin to work
the cattle. The first day we rounded
fcp the north Cross S, and course the
women wanted to go on the drive.
Johnny Duval was on his fanciest
cuttin’ horse. Don. and he was showin’
off the least mite, ns cowboys will do
with back east folks lookin’ on
Smithson was swell in his ridin’ togs,
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was a big, handsome bay, but he was
powerful in the way.
About the middle o f the mornln’
Johnny works hard for five minutes
tryin" to cut a big Jar headed yearlln’
out o f the herd, and when at last the
steer takes to the bushes Smithson
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spurs up and turns him right back in
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the herd, oot knowin' enough to seo
where the brute should go.
"L e t him go,” yells Johnny, and rips
out four uncomplimentary words which
wouldn’t have sounded so bad to
Smithson if the first and fourth hadn't
been “ you.”
Daphne rides over to Smithson at
once, her face plumb scarlet
“ I think,” she says, dignified, “ you'd
better take Mary and me home."
So he takes the ladies to the ranch,
and that's the last I see of ’em till
that evenin', when us boys come up
from the. brandin’ pens. and_the_two
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