The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 132, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 21, 1907 Page: 4 of 8
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O a s Ran g e F ree!
will give a a Up-to-Dnte GAS RANGE, including all connections, complete, ready for use, to all who contract lor
12,600 Cubic Feci ol Gas in Advance This amount of Gas costs you
IN MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS OF $3.00 OR
COOK WITH GAS
THE MODERN FUEL
THE ABOVE FREE BANGE PROPOSITION WILL ABSOLUTELY BE
DISCONTINUED JULY 1, 1907.
SHAWNEE GAS and ELECTRIC COMPANY
130 NOBTH BROADWAY
alir Ennui nuj m
By HENRY HOLT. L. L. D.
From a publisher's
point of view the most
natiirm question regard-
ing simplified spelling is:
What will be saved by it ?
From various authors I
have taken some 1,800
patwages of 200 letters
each and sifted Out the
•uperfluous letters. More
eould be rendered supertluoiis by restoring the old single letters for "th,"
making new letters for "eli," "sh," "ng" and the vowel sounds in "how"
anil "oil," and agreeing on one vowel where we now write "goose,"
Die percintuge varied from three to eeve and one-half and obvionstv
depended upon iircumslnm <> loo complex to analvje the superfluities,
among them topic* treatix), the tense, past or present. Whatever the vari-
ations and their causes it semim reasonable to Ret the average pero nl Lge of
sii|ierflnous letters in Kng!i*h wonls as now writtun at about five.
A publisher's point V view, of course, rovers the tive per cent, of eve-
strain and time now wasted in reading superfluous letters and it embraces
also a much more serious waste the time of teachers and pupils. There
155,000 common school-teachers in the United States. Allow them
M00 each, which is probahh loo low, and their pay amounts to tlM,-
It is generally estimated that the absurdities of our present spelling
cost a third of (lie average child's life during school time. Say that oue-
half of its absurdities is in the superfluous letters, then $22,750,000 repre-
sents the yearly waste in primary education. l/>ave out of question the
waste of children's eyes and brains (the teachers are paid for theirs) and
our total financial waste of superfluous letters will total from $55,000,000
Counting all residents of the British Iiles, Canada, Australia and the
Cape Colony us Kngliah speaking, and offsetting those not really speaking
English, there tre sbout 50,000,000. Allowing them to print and write
and teach as much in proportion as we do their waste would be seven-
tenths as great as ours, or about $34,000,000, the total for both nation*
reaching about $95,000,000.
CHARLES DEER GETS ■
WAS FOUND IN STREET BY HEAD
WAITER OF NORWOOD AND
REWARD IS NOT GIVEN
I Diamond Lost by Contractor Was
| Safely Kept for His Return. But
Was Not Believed to be the
One Missiny at First.
Home tiinc* ago Charles Derr, the
contractor for the new sewerage sys-
tem of Shawnee, lost a diamond ring
and advertised in the News for It to
in the Norwood until he had time to
notify Derr. Here it was placed by
Day Clerk Frank Gore, and it laid
there ever since unclaimed until about
a week ago, when Watson took it out
and took it home. It was commonly
believed to be the ring that Derr 'ost
but there was no way in which to
identify it until Derr canie to the city.
Watson found it in the street near
where Derr is in the habit of keeping
Meanwhile Chief Sims heard of the
ring from another source, and after
| reward, which he also took. Upon}
I proper identification this morning
Derr was given the ring, but up to
press time Watson had got nothing
for keeping the ring until the owner
! showed up.
Harry Hiner Dead.
Word was received at the home of
1 Mr. ami Mrs. I. R. Htner, 418 N. Benrd
i street, that their son, Harry, died this
J morning at 11 o'clock at Elk City of
I pneumonia. He was 26 years old,
' and until six months ago was a resi-
[ dent of Shawnee, where he Is wel'
i known in social and business circles.
At the time of his^ death he was en-
| gaged in the grocery business, al-
though here he was a cotton buyer
1bot weather Specials
Summer is here and every dav the sun gets
warmer. We ar" going to try and keep a few
of the folks cool here, there are only a few
but while th^y last, any parasol in our East
Window goes at
$1.00 for vour cbotce
| He married a Tecumseh girl two
years ago and leaves a young son
three weeks old. No arrangements
for the funeral have been made as
yet. The body will probably be
brought back tonight.
The superfluous letters make but a fraction of the trouble in our
spelling, but the rest of it is not so directly in the publisher's province.
Dr. Morrell, one of the English inspectors of schools, reported that ut of
1,972 failures in civil-service examinations in Ureat Britain, 1,866 candi-
dates owed their failure to poor spelling. The results of examinations for
admission to the State Normal School in Massachusetts showed that 80
per cent of the applicants who hoped to become teachers were unable to
In a system of spelling, if we had one, each step would lead to the
next, all leading to a definite result. But in our spelling books the child
has to struggle along in a haphazard way.
How immense, then, Hie two-fold necessity of clearing obstacles from
ii' 'alb of the youug when in school And yet the first avenue to knowl-
iii l we place in the hands of the young—the spelling book is proli-
« ■>"i' greatest example of chaoa.
be left at the State National Bank anil
the tinder would receive a reward of
$200. In tht- ad the value was given
as $600. Immediate'y after Charles
Wat sop, a negro, who is employed
as head waiter at the Norwood, went
to the place advertised, believing that
he bad found the lost ring, and show-
ed it at the bank. Cashier Cade told
him that he did not believe It to be
the ring, for It was not worth $600 in
his judgment, and Watson told htm
that he would leave it at the vault
i getting Derr went to the house of
Watson where the ring was found.
I Watson went to the Norwood with the
^ chief of polic< and had bis story cor-
roborated by those In charge. Watson
even went so far as to have the dla
mond valued by local jewelers in or-
der to satisfy himself that It was
Derr's. but there was a big difference
(in the price advertised and that given
by the jewelers. Sims got the ring
from Watson and had Derr make out
(a check for $200, the amount of the
RAILROAD MEN. ATTENTION!
If you want your check cashed,
If you want to buy merchandise ai
prices other merchants pay for it,
If you are looking for a store that
will give you your money back if you
are not suited with your purchase
Come in and talk with the B. & W.
Dry Uoods Store. We on our part
want to get acquainted with yon, you!
families, and if you are so unfortunate
as not to be married, we want to meet
you and your best girl.
We want to sell you what merchan
dise you want, but at the same time
we want you to come In. whether yon
buy a cent's worth or not. We wa.it
to know you personally, shake hands
with you, and know you. Mak* our
store your headquarters up-town, "Ve'll
be tickled to death to see you.
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E8TE8 OLD STAND.
If You Don't.
succeed the first time use Herblne
and you will get instant relief The
greatest liver regulator. A positive
cure for constipation. Dyspepsia, Ma-
laria, Chills and all liver complaints.
Mr. P—, of Emory, Texas, writes:
"My wife has been using Herblne for
herself and children for five years.
It Is a sure cure for constipation and
malaria fever, which Is substantiated
by what it has done for my family."
Sold by all druggists •
We are the old-
est Music con-
cern in Oklaho-
ma, as well as
the largest. We
carry 32 Stand-
ard makes o f
Chickering & Sons, Emerson, Mehlin,
Kurtzman, Strohber, Haines Bros..
Marshall & Wendall, Hobart M. Cable,
Lakeside, Cable Nelson, Hoffman.
Bush & Lane, Haddorff and 20 other
makes. A delight to the eye, a joy to
the ear and refreshing to the soul.
We are not strangers to Shawnee
people—we have 5 Bargain Pianos at
509 North Broadway. Shawnee.
Reduced Prices and
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKUHOMI
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The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 132, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 21, 1907, newspaper, May 21, 1907; Shawnee, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106415/m1/4/: accessed February 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.