The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 25, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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THE CLIPPER, HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA.
OKLAHOMA NEWS NOTES
SHADOWS or COMINO IVINTI
Dec. 29-30—State Educational Assucla-
Jan. 5 —Sale of Choctaw anJ Chlcka-
«a ' land* at Mabel.
Jan. 8 —aale of Choctaw and Chickasaw
lands at Hugo.
.Tan 12 — Sale of Choctaw and Chicka-
saw lands at Poteau
•Tan. 15—Rale of Choctaw and Chick-
asaw lands nt Wilburton.
Jan. 17.—Sale of Choctaw and Chicka-
saw lands at McAlester
Jan. 19-21. State Association Black-
Jan 26-31.—State Poultry Show. F!ntd.
Feb 9-14. India Temple Shriners Fair,
Sept. 22-Oct. 3, 1914—State Fair, Okla-
HOLDER FOR CHRISTMAS TREE
a bad case of the gas
Have you selected your kafir and
The Antlers waterworks was out of
commission several days last week.
Fifty-three babies were born in Till-
man county in November.
The court house of Custer county at
Arapaho was sold last week.
Fire of the usual "unknown origin"
did $9,000 dmage at Foraker.
Washington county's new $90,000
court house will be completed March
The town of Bennington suffered
a $15,000 fire when two stores were
burned with all their contents.
Twelve cars of stock last week, and
fifty-eight cars of corn during the
month of November, were shipped
Walter Haybittle, a resident of
Wellington, New Zealand, died this
week at Collinsville. He was buried
by the Masons.
The Oklahoma Improved Stock
Breeders' Association was organized
In En^d, with more than fifty breed-
ers from over the state present.
B. W. Andrews, Rock Island en-
gineer, is dead as the reBUlt of a con-
tact with an electric light wire in his
barn as he was attempting to turn oii
Six hundred birds, from various
counties in Oklahoma, from Texas,
Kansas, and Arkansas, were entered
In the first annual Pittsburg county
Fifteen hundred negroes residing
along the Fort Smith & Western rail-
way between Fort Smith and Guthrie
have completed arrangements to sail
for Africa the first of the year.
No trace to date h. s been discov-
ered of the robbers who entered the
large store of Ben Byers at Lehigh,
secured $1,500 worth of merchandise
and attempted to blow the safe.
A jury in the superior court at Mc-
Alester found Joe Cremeans of Harts-
horne guilty of felonious assault upon
Callie Lawson, his 13-year-old sister-
in-law and sentenced him to prison.
J. W. Haydon of Calumet is slated
for postmaster of that town, accord-
ing to the Chieftain, which says he
secured the highest grades in the civil
service examination for the office.
E. C. Robertson, a prominent young
farmer residing with his father six
miles north of Enid, was killed in-
stantly when he fell from his bed-
room window on the second floor.
Dennis Swan, charged with the kill-
ing of Bill Hodge, in the eastern part
of Stephens county, was given a pre-
liminary hearing in county court, and
was remanded to jail without bond.
Two horses belonging to C. E.
Cunn, a teamster, were killed when
they collided with a street car at El
Reno. The horses were running
away, dragging a wagon filled with
The county commissioners of Cana-
dian county have advertised for bids
for the contsruction of thirty-three
bridges in that county. The bridges
proposed range in length from 20 to
150 feet, and will be 14 feet wide.
A bunch of Oklahoma lambs, bred
and raised on the Okalohma A. and
M. college farm topped the Kansas
City Blieep market last week.
Healthy financial conditions in Sher-
okee county are attested by the fact
that two new banks have been
opened, one at Tahlequah and the
other at Park Hill, within the past
Robert and Ida Garrett, tried in the
district court of Rogers county on a
charge of attempted blackmail, were
acquitted. They were suspected of
having attempted to secure $1,000
from G. D. Davis, a local banker.
D. H. Middleton, former mayor of
Muskogee and for years a leading
banker of the city was indicted by the
grand jury charged Jointly with form-
er County Treasurer W. H. Wain-
wright with embezzling county funds.
A change of venue to Cleveland
county was granted by District Judge
R. McMillan in the trial of John C
Lindsay, started in Murray county
district court for the murder last Au
gust of J. Y. Schenk, crippled editor
of the Sulphur Democrat.
The Confederate soldiers' home at
Ardmore shelters two of the oldest
people, not only of Oklahoma, but
probably of the entire west. "Grand-
ma" Whitle celebrated her 101st birth-
day on June 20 of the present year,
and "Grandpa" Whitmore was 100
years old on April 23. Both were born
near the time of the battle of New
Orleans. They are enjoying good
health, and seem destined to live sev-
eral years yet. The board of trustees
of the home expect to occupy the new
buildiug by the first of the year.
Handy Contrivance Can Be Taken
Apart and Occupies But Little
R om When Not in Use.
A handy form of Christmas tree
holder has been designed by a Penn-
sylvania man. It will last as long as
the celebration of Christmas, and,
when not in use, it can be stowed
away in a closet or a corner and will
Christmas Tree Holder.
take practically no room. The holder
is made of metal and in two pieces,
each piece beirig bent in the middle to
bring the arms at right angles to each
other. Each piece, too, has slots mid-
way through it at a point near the
angle, and, by placing the one section
over the other at the points, the* two
can be locked firmly together. Through
the square aperture thus formed in the
center the bottom of the tree is thrust
and a screw at one corner holds the
tree securely. If the tree is not too
big and heavy the holder can be mere-
ly set on the floor, the long arms sup-
porting it sufficiently. In other cases,
however, the arms can be screwed
down to some secondary support which
will hold the bottom of the tree while
the holder grips the trunk higher up.
EARTH'S MOST SACRED SPOT
Grotto or Manger In the Church of
the Nativity at Bethlehem—Site
Where Christ Was Born.
What may perhaps be described as
the most sacred spot on earth, says
a writer in the Wide World, is the
grotto or manger in the Church of the
Nativity at Bethlehem. This small un-
derground chamber, reached from the
church above by a flight of steps, is
said to be the site or the actual man-
ger where Christ was born, and a sil-
j ver star, let isto the floor under-
I neath the altar, is alleged to be the
exact spot of the Nativity. Above the
| star hangs 15 lamps, which have con-
| tinually illuminated the little chapel
| for several hundred years. The altar
J is adorned with the most elaborate
embroideries, the work of royal prin-
cesses, while from the ceiling hang a
number of brass lamps and a few
paintings. There has, of course, been
no little controversy as to whether
this is the actual site of ttte original
manger. To begin with, it is under-
ground, and many people wonder how
it could have bee n used by cattle and
horses. Here, however, we have to
remember that in the east donkeys
and mules often dwell in underground
stables, and the staircase would pre-
sent no difficulty to the agile native
cattle of Palestine. No less an au-
thority than Cclonel Conder has de-
clared that "the rude grotto with its
rocky manger may, it seems to me,
be accepted even by the most skepti-
cal of modern explorers."
VALUE OF CHRISTMAS TOYS
More Than $20,000,000 Provided to |
Make Youngsters Happy—Inven-
tor Was Greatest Benefactor.
It is estimated that toys to the
value of more than $20,000,000 have
been provided to make a Merry Christ-
mas for us this >ear. If anything,
that is not enough. Can there be too
many toys? Their inventor was a
greater benefactor of his kind than
the one who gave us the cotton gin
or the telegraph, the sewing machine
or the motion picture. It was prob-
ably not a man. It might have been
a woman. Hut the idea, without any
doubt, originated with a child. Have
not children taught us more than all
the great men of science, the things
really worth knowing?
The government statisticians who
invite our attention to the season's
many million-dollar output of toys
must have had a pleasant sensation
as they set down and added up the
pretty figures. It is a new Christmas
record, they announce in Jubilation,
Germany. England, Japan. France,
Austria-Hungary, Belgium, ail contrib-
ute to the surpassing stock; $9,000,000
worth imported, with a home product
of $11,000,000. In a short while after
Christmas there will be almost $20,-
000,000 worth of wreckage What's
the oddB? It is hard to feel affection
for the fellow that contrived the in-
destructible toy. The best thing about
it is that it is never indestructible.
A child that neglected to break its
plaything would miss something—an
acquaintance with Grief worth experi-
encing at the time, and to be cher-
ished in memory ever after,
GOOD BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
Reading Helps In Innumerable Ways
to Aid Youth to Meet the World—
Makes Him Think Quickly.
(By ELEANOR CRAIG, Colorado Agri-
Whatever there is In life that makes
a child's life happier and better, is
worth having. Among the things that
accomplish this purpose are good
books—not the light trashy kind, but
those that have been worthy enough
to have lasted through years or that
show a basis of good clean thought
behind them. This Is the kind that
should be in the household of every-
one, and especially those households
with growing children. In our busy
life of today whatever advantages we
can give our children at small ex-
pense are worthy of our notice. Al-
most any classic can now be bought
for 30 cents.
Heading helps In innumerable ways
to aid a child to meet the world. It
makes him think more quickly and
more carefully, and it places situa-
tions before him that may help him
in an emergency at some future time.
His whole outlook on life is broadened
The reading is not limited to what
we call classics. Everyday books are
published that create types of life
with which a growing child should be
familiar. His ideals cannot help but
be raised when he reads of a life of
noble manhood or gentle womanhood,
even though the character be one of
PROFITABLE METHOD OF TURKEY RAISING
TONGUE HOLDER FOR WAGONS
Accidents While Coasting May Be Pre-
vented by Use of Coil Springs
In Holding Tongue Up.
To prevent any mishap when coast-
ing in a boy's play wagon, fasten the
tongue with a coil spring so that it
This is probably from the old Brit-
ish word cro, a curve. If so, the orig-
inal form of the word would be croed-
bar, that le a "curved bar," which Is
applicable. The modern crowbar is
curved to make It more effective as a
lever to raise heavy weights.
What Is the difference between a
tube and a foolish Dutchman?
One is a hollow cylinder and the
other a silly Hollander.
APOLOGY MEANS MUCK
WRITER CALLS IT HANDSOMEST
THING IN THE WORLD.
Bronze Turkeys—The most admired of all varieties on the Market.
(Ity ANNA GAI.IGHER.)
Turkey raising Is one of the easiest
things ever tried, as well as the most
paying industry for a woman.
If you wish to try out the business,
never allow old turkeys to lay out,
but watch them and see that the eggs
are gathered every night.
To keep them laying in the same
place, put two or three glass nest eggs
In the nest on the sly, and' never let
the turkeys see you near the nests nor
do not disturb them while ou the
A hen turkey will lay from 14 to 20
eggs before getting broody, and if
when she does sit upon the nest all
day, you can catch her late at night,
and confine In an outbuilding for a
week or so with plenty of good food,
water and grit, she will go back to lay-
ing again soon after being liberated,
and lay as many more eggs.
The first eggs laid can be set under
a common mother hen. Ten eggs to a
ben, and she will do quite as well as
if the turkey mother was doing the
By the time the turkey hen gets
broody a second time after being con-
meal, boiled for half an hour, finely
broken egg-shells and eggs that have
been boiled at least 20 minutes—-an
egg boiled five minutes will be soggy
and Indigestible, but If boiled half
an hour will be mealy and tender.
Never allow either sour milk or un-
cooked corn meal to te fed, sour milk
will cause diarrhea, and sickness, raw-
corn meal will swell In their stom-
achs, and cause Indigestion.
If plenty of sour milk is at hand,
make into Dutch cheese. This Is very
good If fed once or twice a week.
Ground bone and coarse, clean sand
should be added to the cooked meal,
as when they are confined they are
unable to obtain enough grit.
Meat scraps are good, but sweet
milk is something of a substitute, as it
contains animal food
I supply my young chickens and
turkeyB with angle worms dug up in
the chick yard and garden.
When turkeys are six weeks old they
can take a little wheat, rye or crack-
ed corn, and the mother can be let out
of the coop after the dew is off.
Drive her back to the coop at night
before she wanders off and settles
fined and fed. she will have become j down for the night, and give her
quite tame, and can be set In some
safe place, where wild animals, rats,
etc., can not trouble her.
Every morning when she Is setting
go and feed her with corn meal wet
with hot water, and put a pan of clean
When she hatches have a rain-proof
good supper if she does not come of
her own accord. After a few days she
will usually be found near the coop
waiting for her evening meal.
Neved set the coops containing hens
with chickens anywhere In reach of
those with little turkeys, as a hen
with chickens will always kill turkeys,
coop, somewhere near a tree or clump j as also will a hen with turkeys kill
of shrubbery to provide shelter from j chickens.
the hot sun. The hens which hatched The coops should be cleaned out
turkeys should be fed and cared for | each morning. Take a long stick and
five times daily for about three.weeks. j get down where you can see plainly,
Never feed them under the coops, but ! scrape out all droppings, and sprinkle
spread the food on a clean board near sulphur freely around also among the
enough to the coop, so that the mother 1 feathers of both the mother and the
can reach through and eat with her ! brood.
little ones. j The eggs from three hen turkeys
The first meal should be given after j ought ;o produce 60 turkeys. What is
24 hours, and should consist of corn | more profitable
Calls for Generosity In Man or Woman
Willing to Admit They Were In
the Wrong—Means a Sense
An apology Is the handsomest thing
In the world—and the manliest and
I have often heard men say they
never apologize. Sometimes I have
heard women. Pitiful, Indeed, It be-
comes to them. A woman without
religion Is no more repulsive to me
than one who "never apologizes."
An apology requires a native humil-
ity of which only great ^ouls are
capable. It requires generosity to be
willing to humble yourself. It takes
faith in humanity to think your apol-
ogy will be accepted. You must have
a sense of Justice to believe that you
There is only one thing meaner than
a person who never apologizes, and
that is a person who will not accept
From the standpoint of observation
and inexperience, I should say that
the supremest lack of men as lovers is
the inability to say, "I am sorry, dear;
forgive me." And to keep on saying
It until the hurt is entirely gone. You
gave her a deep wound. Be manly
enough to stay by It until It has
healed. Men will go to any trouble,
any expense, any personal Inconven-
ience. to heal It without the simple
use of those simple words.
A man thinks If a woman begins to
smile again after a hurt, for which
he has not yet apologized, has com-
menced to grow dull, that the worst
is over and that, If he keeps away
^rom the dangerous subject, he has
done Ills duty. Besides, hasn't he giv-
en her a piano to pay for It? But
that same man would call another
man a brute who Insisted upon healing
up a finger with the splinter still In
It, so that an accidental pressure
would always cause pain.
I honestly believe that the simple
phrase, "I am sorry, dear; forgive
me," has done more to fiold brothess
to the home, to endear sisters to each
other, to comfort mothers and fathers,
to tie friends together, to placate lov-
ers; that more marriages have taken
place because of them and more have
held together on account of thenl; that
more love of all kinds has been engen-
dered by them than by any other
words In the English language.—From
"Ixive Making as a Fine Art." Copy-
right by Harper & Bros.
will be kept in a vertical position.
The tongue is always out of the way
when it is not used for drawing the
wagon. The spring Is only strong
enough to hold the tongue, bo that
when this 1b used for pulling there
1b little or no tendency of the spring
to drow the tongue upward. The coll
spring Is fastened with one acreweye
in the tongue and one in the front
Mabel—What shall we give mam-
ma for Christmas?
Earlle—A pair of padded slipper#.
An evangelist was once conducting
Joint revival meetings in the twe
churches, Methodist and Presbyterian
of a small town.
Children's meetings were held every
day at the close of school, first in one
church and then in the other.
One day two girls who attended the
Presbyterian church were dlscussinij
the meeting which was to be held In
the Methodist church that afternoon,
when Mary asked:
"What would you do if they should
ask you to pray?'
"I wouldn't do it," answered Mar
tha. "I'd Just tell them I'm a Presby-
The word Bedlam is a corruption ol
the word Bethlehem, which wae the
name of a religious house in London
converted into an asylum for lunatics
It is believed by many to be the old
est ascylum for lunatics In Europe
though there is one In Spain which it
said to have been founded at an earllei
Regret* Boyish Folly.
A man I know has a good position.
In Ills duties his right hand Is dis-
played frequently through the day. He
saw me glance at it once and without
a moment's hesitation said:
"I would almost give $1,000 If that
tattoo mark was hot there. But from
It I cannot get away."
He told this story. When a boy with
others in his neighborhood they met a
sailor who could tattoo. The boys
took the game and for a slight reward
the sailor placed these Indelible
marks, sometimes on the arm and oc-
casionally on the hand.
"After all these years," he said, "I
am handicapped by that little Ameri-
can flag. I am not ashamed of the
flag; proud of it, in fact, but it at-
tracts attention which mortifies me.
Away from my duties I wear a glove
to cover it and at home I do not care,
for there it is an old story of a boy
who was a boy when a boy, and who
cared nothing in the world about his
future."—Cincinnati Commercial Trib-
A Fine Flock of Turkeys.
STARTING PLACE OF
Harder Job Making Money With
Hens Than Running Grocery
(By E. S. MILLER.)
The man who tries to make any-
thing out of a poor flock of hens has a
worse Job than making bricks without
The starting place of success with
poultry is with the man. If you think
"anybody can make money with hens"
you have something yet to learn. It
Is a harder Job than running a grocery
successfully, and thousands of men
have found out that that is worse
than running for president.
After you have found your man, or
developed him out of your own mate-
rial, get the right kind of hens. What
are they? The hens you like best, the
hens that are from a laying strain,
the hens that lay white eggs.
Then give them a good place to live.
The men who have made a go of poul-
try have learned that cleanliness is an
absolute essential. You will have to
learn that too It sounds cheap; but
if you think it is, tify it a single Beason.
Cleanliness is the costliest thing about
the poultry business
After that, good pure food stands
high. There is an old notion that any-
thing is good enough for a hen to eat.
It isn't. Nothing but the best and
purest material ever should be put In-
to an egg There are men who can
tell, or think they can, what kind of
feed a hen has had Just by the flavor
ot the egg she lujr*.
This may be carrying it pretty far;
but there can be bo doubt that it takes
good food to produce good eggs. And
that Is the kind you would like if you
were buying, Isn't it? Of course.
Then put yourself in the other man's
place and think how he looks at It.
Then never feed old, decayed bad-
smelling feed of any kind.
After you get your eggs, sell them
In the best possible market. You may
have to hunt a spell for a good mar-
ket. It will pay. Two or three cents
a dozen more may be the mark be-
tween success and failure.
Never Bay fail. Stick to It. You
can be a winner. Be one!
No more sitting hens this season
Before the chicks were of any size,
along would come cold weather and
cut them down. The prison pen is the
place for every hen now that wants to
The oftener you can sell your eggs
these days the more apt you will be to
hear folks you sell, to say, "Those
eggs I got of you were fine. Bring
me some more!"
The chances are that your birds will
not get bugs and insects enough for
meat, even when they are out on
range, unless you give them now and
then some. Same way with grit.
Soft-shelled eggs are a warning to
you that the grit-box is running low.
Streak it for the bag and give them
Old hens ought to be sorted out now
and made ready for market as soon
as they lay their litter out.
It doesn't make so much difference
whether your hens are "ill marked up,
according to the latest standard of
poultry Judging. What you want to
know Is, "How many eggs is that old
hen laying now?" Judge her by that
and live up to the result.
Where Money Is Hidden.
When a man believed to be John (J.
Stenger was found hanging to a tree
recently at Dover, N. J., It was noted
that the suicide had a wooden leg.
Searching him for something by which
to identify him, «tie police discovered
a drawer in the wooden leg that opened
and closed with a spring. In It were
found $1.07 and some private papers.
The dead man's leg had been his bank.
Strange as this is, It Is not more so
than the case of the well-known old
miser of St. Paul, Minn., who for many-
years made his head his bank. He
wore a wig, and between it and his
bare poll were over a dozen $10,000
bills laid flat in a piece of silk. Sev-
eral times his house was entered by
thieves and they went away balked. It
was only at his death that the odd
biding place was found. A note ex-
plained that he had found the head
bank the safest place of all, and that
he had carried $100,000 In It for a
■core of years.
8arah Bernhardt Solved Problem.
A new Btory is being told of Sarah
At the great actress" theater In
Paris where a new play Is being re-
hearsed, difficulty arose over a scene
in which one of the characters makes
a purchase of eggs. The problem lay
in the correct method of wrapping
Sarah Bernhardt decided to settle
the question bj^ practical experience.
Ordering her chauffeur to stop at &
dairy in the Rue St. Denis, she walked
into the shop and said; "Madame, I
want half a dozen eggs."
The dalrywoman required a moment
or two to recover from her astonish-
ment at the sight of this fine lady.
Then she took six eggs from a basket,
wrapped them up in a bit of old news-
paper, and handed them to the actress.
The problem was solved—and
Sarah's chauffeur that evening dined
off a splendid omelette
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