The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 4, 1911 Page: 1 of 16
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'•keeping e v e rlastinuly a t it is i! oun'l) to brim! success.
CASHION, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA" THURSDAY, MAY 4. 1911,
Knocking the Knocker
The "knocker" is a person we
all can well spare. He is known |
in every town and community.
That Texline, Tex., has had its
experience with him may be in-
ferred from the following editori- j
al. Thomas Daniel, editor and
publisher of the Texline Herald,
in ;i recent issue of that paper in
which he hits the "knocker" in al-
most every form and on his most
"In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth. Later
he created man and woman. Next
the "knocker" butted in without
an invitation, and he has been
butting in'ever since, just at the
time when his presence is least
desirable. He first appeared in
the form of a serpent, and he has
been appearing in the form of
most everything from a grasshop-
per to a donkey ever since. When
he can't find anything else to
knock on, he growls about his
wife's cooking and eases himself |
by telling his children what good-
for-nothing brats they are. He
knocks on the church because
there happens to be people almost
as worthless as he is in ii. and he
knocks on the .saloonkeeper, be-
cause perhaps he can't get booze
on credit. He knocks on the
school, when, m some instances
he has no children to send. He
knocks on the postmaster because
lie fails to get a letter or Jpapcr
just when he imagines he ought
to. He knocks on one neighor
because he is successful and on
another because he is unfortunate
He knocks on his town constantly
and keeps a chunk of discourage-
ment handy to throw at every
public enterprise that come along.
He contributes nothing to the
public welfare, yet is everlasting-
ly nursing a sore spot against the
world, because he feels he has
not been treated properly. He
knocks on his local paper, because
it isn't as big as the Chicago Trib-
une, but roars long and loud
when he is asked to pay up his
subscription. Knocking is like
smollpox; it's contagions. Most
any man is likely to be guilty of
the offense oecasionly, but he
ought to go out and kick himself
every time he errs in this way.
Don't heed the knocker; turn a
deaf ear to his tale of woe, lest
you be repeating it. Knocking is
expensive pastime. It has de-
stroyed friendship, broken up
homes, changed the course of rail-
ways. blocked important legisla-
tion, depopulated cities, played
.Old Nick" ever since the devil
broke into the Garden of Eden
and knocked the appl off the tree,
'whose mortal taste brought death
to the world and all our woe.' If
you have the 'knocking habit.'
now is a good time to take it out
and bury it so deep that forty
tons o dynamite couldn't blow it |
out of its resting place. But if J
you must knock turn your ham- ■
mer on the tariff bill, Cennon, j
Roosevelt, Dr. Cook or some j
other person place or thing that;
is not likely to be affceted by your |
thumps. (Jive your neighbor the j
glad hand and your town the;
glad word. The only way to j
make the world better is to get '
better yourself. The only way I
to make your town livelier is to !
step livelier yourself, (ret busy!
and you will forget the faults of 1
others. The world is a pretty 1
good place for those who make it
so. Therefore, don't knock, un-
less it is to knock the 'stuffin"
out of some chronic knocker."
About the Waste Basket
Some people complain about
getting their stuff into the waste ;
Suppose an editor, on any giv-
en dale, should print the contents
of the waste basket, remarks the
La Fayette (Ga.) Messenger.
What an interesting affair the
newspaper would be the next day.
Copies of it would sell like hot
cakes. In all probability an extra
issue would have to be printed to
supply the incresed demand, says j
Then the editor would suddenly
find that his immediate presence
was needed at a distant point—
and he would prcceed to put space
between himself and his home as
fast as team and wheels could
carry him. This might be abso-
lutely necessary or highly advisa-
ble, merely. There would be a
hurried rush for the office next
day by subscribers who wanted
to stop the paper The circula-
tion manager would have to em ■
ploy an assistant in order to ar-
range properly the subscription
list—that is, if any subscription
list were left. There would be
various and sundry calls for the
editor by parties desiriug swift I
and lucid explanations. In fact,'
there would be the deuce to pay ;
Few people are able to recog- j
nize the paramount importance of j
even so apparentl unimportant an
adjunct to a newspaper office as a
waste basket. It frequently saves
the paper as well as the editor
(continued on page five)
Just Stop andThinK j
Did it ever occur to you that in selecting •
your bank that it was not for a day but for £
years and in many instances a lifetime con- •
How important it is then that you choose ;
a growing and progressing institution, ;
strong in capital, conservative in manage- z
ment, and permanent in its control; one
whose future gives assurance to you of its 5
Your careful study of our statements as
they appear from time to time and our £
method of doing business will better enable I
you to judge of our ability to serve your in- ;*
terests to the best advantage, and we as- I
sure you that we will appreciate having I
you with us. . &
The First National BanK j
of cashion, oklahoma i
The Open Door
THE FARMERS' STATE BANK has
opened legitimate banking privileges to this
community—privileges long their due—and
the people have shown their appreciation
therefor by the large and increasing patron-
age given this institution.
The Directors and Stockholders who make
the semi-annual examination ofkthe bank, in
all its details, are men of twenty years'
acquaintance in this community.
It is to the interest of every farmer to
open an account with the FARMERS' STATE
BANK. In addition to the safety afforded
by the conservative management of the bank;
the depositors are further protected by the
State Guaranty Fund, and rigid regulation of
the State Banking law.
This oank is doing a strictly banking bus-
iness, and engaging in no HjKTulative
side I iiM N. com hi nations or pools.
Our Deposit Account registers the con-
fidence of the community. It is not bolstered
by any outside money, public, banks or other-
We will clerk your sales, guaranteeing
satisfaction as in the past, and will render
full and detailed account therefor the next
day showing article, purchaser and price.
We will negotiate farm loans at the best
We pay interest on time deposits, large
Legal documents properly and neatly
drawn by Notary Public in bank. Cashion, Ok
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 4, 1911, newspaper, May 4, 1911; Cashion, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc107652/m1/1/: accessed February 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.