The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1914 Page: 1 of 6
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"keeping everlastingly at it is bound to bring success."
CASHION, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 26. 1914.
For Small Game
We bear nnich about the high
cost of living these days, and not
without reason, and whatever
truth there may be in the gener
ally aired reasons, there is more
truth than fiction in the follow-
ing from Hoard's Dairyman:
Mrs. L. H. Palmer, of Bara-
boo, sums it up in the following
"We throw awav ashes and
buy soap. We raise dogs and
buy hogs. We grow weeds and
buy vegetables, and catch ten
cent fish with a four dollar rod.
We build school houses and send
our children aw iy to school to be
educated, so that the boys will be
able to hunt ten cent rabbits with
a forty dollar gun and a twenty
dollar dog; and that the girls may
be sufficiently accomplished to do
'fancy work' and play the piano,
while mother washes the dishes.
Yes, these arc hard times "
As a matter of fact, this comes
so near the truth in a majority of
cases, that it fits uncomfortably
on the shoulders of many who
will no doubt deny its truth. But,
look where we will today, we can
not but be reminded of the story
of Jay Gould, who, with a party
of friends was fdaying a little
game of "twenty five cent ante"
poker. One had accidentally
brushed a quarter off" the table
with his coat sleeve, and was
looking for it on the dark floor
Mr. Gould became peevish at the
delay, so took out a five dollar
bill, lighted it in the lamp, and
held it under the table for light.
With biin it was sarcasm at so
much trouble for a mere quarter,
but with half of the American
people it is an every day matter
111 principle. Mrs. Palmer has
not overdrawn the picture, even
if applied in a thousand different
phases of our American life Peo
pie begin early in life and keep it
up. A young man who earns
twelve dollars a week, thinks he
must keep up appearances by
spending half of it or more on
his lady sweetheart in one even-
ing, and usually the girl has only
sens* enough to expect him to do
it. Wc knew a stenographer who
earned ten dollars a week, to
spend five dollars for a horse and
carriage for a Saturday afternoon
drive v th a friend. Probably
either of these young people
would be ready to complain about
the hard times and high cost of
living, and the hard time they
have to make a living. With
wages at from twice to three
times the wages of fifty years ago,
and in some cases, five times as
much, laboring people are no
saving more than before. It is
claimed that the cost of living is
higher. It most certainly is, but
what else could we expect? If
the farmer pays thirty five dollars
a month for what formerly cost
him but fifteen in the way of
help, he must certainly get more
for his crop, or go to the wall.
The same is true of the manufac-
turer, the merchant, the house
owner. Wages are higher, peo-
ple handle more money, and
spend more, not only for neces-
sities, but for foolishness, and 011
the whole are no better off than
formerly. It is true, however,
that with strict economy, the ac
count is in favor of the worker,
and if in debt for his home, he
can pay more dollars on the debt,
than formerly, yet, except in a
few cases, such are paying less,
j Big fortunes are piled up quickly,
and lost just as easily as former
ly, when it took long yeais of
economy to accumulate them. We
are going thru the years with a
whirl and a flourish, but we real
ly believe that there is less real
comfort and happiness among the
great middle classes than ever be
fore, because their needs (rather
their desires) are proportionately
greater as compared with the in
crease in wages, but not of nec
essity because real necessities cost
so much more than forly. — N.
Yes, brother "N," and we will
go further and affirm that it is
just the time for plain living,
economical, thrifty people to get
out of debt and prosper; while
self indulgent, improvident high
livers are building their own to
boggans to plunge into speedy
and certain bankruptcy. — Hicks.
John Murphy ordered horse
and jack bills at this office Mon-
day. The dapple grey trotting
horse he drives is on the bill. He
is a very pretty fellow and has
been making some good time on
Joe Throckmorton, of Oklaho-
ma City, who had been visiting
his mother at Kingfisher, was
here Monday for a brief visit with
his brother, Jesse, east of town.
Farms for Sale, see S. S. Cole.
C. E. Price was a county seat
Mrs. Geo. Hessler received the
ten yards of choice gingham giv-
en away by Fields to the lady
bringing to his store Saturday
the largest number of eggs.
The First National Bank
of Cashion, Oklahoma.
A Farmers' Institution:
A national monetary committee wrested with the subje6t for
months and gave it up as a political impossibility. But in
this tlaey were mistaken. At that very moment a man was
rising in our national affairs who had been studying the prob-
lem for years, and who not only had the ability to work it
out but the determination as well. He had spent months in
mastering the subjeft, and "bowed down to no man." I re-
fer to Robert L. Owen, of Oklahoma. Every banker in the
State, regardless of his politics, should be proud of him and
And now let us take up in a brief way the bill that bears
his name, and strip it of its legal verbiage in order to see
whether or not it is 80 percent good, which is admitted by the
ablest critics >f the country.
In the first place the President of the U. S , is in com-
mand of the system, for the reason that he appoints the Fed-
eral Reserve Board, subjeft to the approval of the Senate.
(Continued Next Week)
With This Strong Bank Yon
Ciain Many Advantages
You enlarge your acquaintance by coming in con-
tact with people who are successfully developing the
interests of this vicinity.
You have at your disposal the facilities of this
bank and its influence behind you, and your
DEPOSITS ARE GUARANTEED ji
The Farmers' State Bank !j
Go to the
Houston Lumber Company
Lumber, Coal and Posts.
They always have the Best.
T. E. Cashman, Mgr.
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1914, newspaper, March 26, 1914; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc107181/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.