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Olbrich, M. B. (ed.) / The Wisconsin literary magazine
Vol. 1, No. 4 (March 1904)

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Down at "No. 1",   pp. 129-131


Page 129


DOWN AT "NO. I"
  Poor Mrs. Bagley! She went through the fiery ordeal with
becoming dignity and at the close of the services sailed grandly
down the aisle, acutely conscious of the hexagonal patch on
the back breadth of her petticoat. Mrs. Perry met her at
the door and without a word, took her arm and walked out
with her. On the porch they met Mrs. Jones. She smiled
graciously.
  " Good morning Mrs. Bagley" she said, "II bin admirin'
your new spring suit."
  Now this was indeed an unkind cut. Mrs. Bagley rose to
the occasion.
  "Thank you," she said sweetly, "I'm so glad you like it.
Betsey she sent me these from Paris-they're all the go there
it seems. It's nice to know you're in the fashion in a place
like this where some people don't know what the word style
means." She walked away somewhat comforted in the knowl-
edge that she had saved the shattered remnants of the situ-
ation at least.
                                    --7osephine Nalty.
               DOWN AT "No. 1"
  "Shorthorns is plumb oncertain creatoors, what you all
might call an oustable quantity," said the old rancher, look-
ing at me with a twinkle in his eye as if he would not wholly
banish the idea of a personal application of his remark.
  "IAs I says," he resumed, " you never can reckon more on
when a shorthorn's due to make a plumb fool of himself or
when he's going to show up a full hand to back his play.
Mostly, gambling with a shorthorn is too much like taking
candy from a child to make the same exciting for a gent of
experience, but I does recollect one time when one of these
yere species of humanity shore gets it on an old resident.
  "It's this away. We all is setting in the corral house of
the 0. K. ranch, one night, playing kyards and talking per-
miscus. Now it renders us plumb dissatisfied and ornery
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