Renfrew's Record (Alva, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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ALVA. WOODS COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. JANUARY 17. 1913
GOSPEL TEAM GOES
roe, E. W. Tanner, Provost, Harz-
man, Embry, Patton, Keyser, Mrs.
Woodward and Mrs. Mason.
The Members o£ the team left
Woodward on the 11: f>0 Santa Fe,
Saturday afternoon and Saturday Sunday night for home’
Later:—Word has been
night, 25 members of the Alva Gos-
pel Team left for Woodward over
the Santa Fe, for the purpose of
holding services in that city on Sun-
day. The trip had been arranged
some time before,'Niy Mr. W. "W.
Starr, leader of the Alva Team, and
Mr. C. E. Sharp, representing the
churches of Woodward.
The afternoon '♦rain was met at
the Woodward depot by the recep-
tion committees and a large con-
course of citizens, while Woodward’s
splendid band played several fine
selections. Automobiles were in
waiting, which took the visitors im-
mediately to the hotel and to some
of Woodward's hospitable homes.
Saturday evening services were
held in the M. E. church, conducted
by W. W. Starr, with Mr. H. E. Ma-
son of the Gospel Team, in charge
of singing. Thp meeting was
well attended and great interest was
Sunday morning members of the
Gospel Team took charge of the
Sabbath Schools of the Baptist,
Christian, Presbyterian and M. E.
churches, and of the morning serv-
ices at the Presbyterian, Baptist
and M. E. churches. A pleasant im
cident of the morning services was
w'hen a bright, little boy of about
four years, came forward when the
invitation was given and shook
hands with Mr. Starr.
A large afternoon meeting for
men was held in the Pastime Thea-
tre at 3:30 o’clock, while a meet-
ing for women was held In the M.
E. church, led bv Mr. Brad Farris,
•assisted by Mrs. Rev. W. E. Wood-
ward and Mrs. H. E. Mason. Both
meetings were successful and filled
with spiritual fervor. The men of
Woodward at the atfernoon meeting
took action in favor of organizing a
Gospel Team, the meeting for that
purpose to be held Monday evening.
A large union meeting was held
in the Pastime Theatre Sunday j
evening, it being estimated that I
more than 600 persons were pres-,
ent. It was evident that the reviv-
al spirit was strong among the peo-
ple and many came forward when
from Woodward that a gospel team
of 64 members was organized there
Monday night. Good for the men of
May their holy
inspire them in
G. A. R. DINNER
the invitation was given and pro- Fisk
The Woman’s Relief Corps and
Ladies of the G. A. R. Circle gave
the old soldiers a fine dinner Sat-
urday in the G. A. R. hall, in which
the families of the three organiza-
tions and a few friends also partici-
The day was cold and cheerless
but the large gathering in the hall
was full of animation and good
More than 20 old soldiers were
present and their appetites did not
seem to be impaired by age, in the
After the dinner had been cleared
away, the installation of the W. R.
C. and Ladies of the G. A. R. took
place, and the following officers
W. R. C.
Installing Officer, Mrs. Thomas.
President, Mrs. Ida Smith.
J. V., Mrs. Dora Davis.
Secretary, Mrs. Ella Butler.
Treasurer, Mrs. Lela Goodwin.
Chaplain, Mrs. Martha Lewis. ,
Conductor, Miss Euplirosine Webb j
Assistant Conductor, Mrs. Sallle
Guard, Mrs. Amelia Miller.
Assistant Guard, Mrs. Mary Ma-
Patriotic Instructor, Mrs. Suds-
Press Correspondent, Mrs. Sadie
Color Bearer No. 1, Ella Renfrew.
Color Bearer No. 2, Dell Beegle.
Color eBarer No. 3,---
Color Bearer No. 4, Mrs. Eliza-
Musician. Mrs. Horn.
Ladies of the G. A. R.
Installing officer, D. C. Green.
President, Mrs. Sturdevant.
Vice President, Mrs. McCorkle.
Junior Vice, Mrs. Cable.
Chaplain. Mrs. Reed.
Treasurer and organist, Mrs.
Secretary, Mrs. Hopper.
Conductor and Color Bearer, Mrs.
Dvj (Dtttmtt D*J
Ed Miller has \jeen appointed
deputy county clerk, the position
he has held the past year. Miss
Emma Ringer succeeds herself as
deputy district clerk, which position
site held throughout .1. .1. Glaser’s
two terms. These officials are both
well qualified and popular. Robert
Strong was appointed janitor. Dr.
Mnney county physician, l)r. Gregg,
jail physician, and Dr. Grantham
and attorney R. M. Chase members
of the insanity board. County
Clerk Butler was made purchasing
agent and the Morning Times of-
ficial county paper. The republicans
will now have an opportunity to
show what they ran do in the man-
agement of county affairs.
Ml shall go softly all my years In the bitterness of my soul,"— Uaiah, azzvili, 15.
••I shall go softly all my years"—
Thus said a saddened king of old.
When through the mistiness of tears
He saw the grief his days must hold.
And he went softly—all his days
Were days that glowed with gentleness.
The paths of peace his chosen ways.
In time his griefs he came to bless.
There is an echo for each laugh —
An echo from the ones who hear.
But they have fellowship who quaff
The bitter drink brewed from a tear.
The man who knows of sorrow’s weight
Is never In that woe alone;
The mystic brotherhood of fate
Gives him a thousand friends unknown.
Old Smith, the jolly old veteran,
told a war story, the other morning
that Is too good to lose. Mr. Smith
at one time belonged to General
Michael Corcoran’s brigade in Vir-
ginia. General Corcoran was a not-
ed Irish patriot who had had troub-
le with the British government, and
when the Civil War broke out he
raised the 69th N. Y. regiment,
composed of Irishmen. The regi-
ment did splendid service at the
first Bull Run, where Col. Corcoran
was captured and for about a year
was detained in Confederate prisons
He knows the grief that others feel
By what Is tugging at his heart;
Of all the blows that life may deal
To others, he would beer his part.
Crief has a wondrous softening;
It betters o*<ry soul It sears;
Though It touch commoner or l:^g
He goes more softly all his years.
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t’essed Christ. As a result of the
day’s meetings, 32 persons were
converted and 41 gave Mr. Starr | jjopper
their hands with the promise to,
lead a better life from now on.
A party of the Alva men held
services Sunday evening in the
Woodward county jail, the prisoners
taking a hearty interest in the meet-
ing, and at the close all pledged
themselves to begin now and try to
lead a better life. It was a great
series of meltings and the efforts
of the Alva Team were cordially
and heartily seconded by the hos-
pitable, Christian people of Wood-
ward. They were well organized
previous to the meeting and their
committees were at work for sever-
al days seeing that every man in the
city was invited to attend the Sun-
day meetings. Messrs. Sharp, Hoag.
Getting. Saunders, Gray, Gerlach
and scores of others saw that every-
thing was done to insure success.
Rev. Mr. Porter and the other pas-
tors of Woodward, lent all the aid
in their power to make the meeting
,i access, The hearty co-operation
and cordial assistance of the men
and women of Woodward, helped to
make Sunday the greatest day in
lie history of the Alva Gosp 1
team, and is a promise of the great
work for Christ that a gospel team
at Home, working with the other
Christian organizations, can do for
Steps were taken to organize a
gospel team in ‘Woodward and
Monday evening, January 13, was
the date appointed for the meeting.
The members of the Alva Gospel
Team who went to Woodward were:
W. W.' Starr, E. L. Holloway, E. A.
Wade, H. E. Mason. J. H. Hudson,
W. D. Anderson, J. P. Renfrew,
Clinton Barron, A. W. Doughty, 0.
D. Burton, Williamson, Gray, Smith,
Farris, Carter, Beattie, Geo.
Assistant Conductor. Mrs. Rambo.
Patriotic Instructor, Mrs. Maud
A softer cadence fills his songs;
A truer grasp Is in his hand,
For, out of seeming bitter wrongs,
He comes at last to understand
The heartbeats of his fellow men.
The clinging of their hopes and fears.
When grief brings her message, then
He goes more softly all his years.
ALVA 17 YEARS AGO
Alva Review, Jan. 10, 1896.
A. C. Towne, Editor.
(Occasionally a copy of the Re-
view files of 18 years ago are miss-
ing In which case we turn to the
files a year later.—Ed.)
A. C. Towne received a telegram,
Saturday last, announcing the death
of his aged father at Russel Springs,
Kansas, on Friday.
Messrs. Hudson and Stafford con-
template going to Oklahoma City
next week, to enter the journalistic
field at that place. They are both
good boys and thoroughly
competent to furnish their boys and
thoroughly competent to furnish
their readers with a good paper, not
considering the point of publication
and morover they "are our kind of
people." We wish the boys un-
bounded success In whatever enter-
prise they may be found. (The
above refers to Clark C. Hudson,
now asistant state highway commis-
sioner and Roy E. Stafford, editor
of the Dally Oklahoman. Roy cer-
tainly entered ‘‘the journalistic field
at that place."—Ed.)
J. H. Beegle and Miss Dell Htatt
wer eunited in marriage at the
home of the bride's parents in this
city, last Thursday evening at 8
o’clock by Rev. Millsap of the M. E.
church. A few intimate friends of
the contracltng parties were present
at the ceremony, after which a dain-
ty collation was spread. The bride
and groom are two of our most
estimable young folks and enjoy the
before he was exchanged.
Mr. Smith's story is about as fol- j friendship of all- who know them.
(Copyright, till, by W. G. Chapman.)
REVIVAL MEETINGS AT
running a threshing machine.
Believing that he could serve God
more acceptably with a good educa-
tion, he devoted himself to study and
graduated at the Cumberland Uni-
versity, Lebanon, Tennessee. He
preached for several years in Missou-
ri and Illinois and the past two years
( has been pastor of the Maywood
j Presbyterian church at Oklahoma
] City. Reverend Mr. Surface is a
son of Mr. Jacob Surface of the Ml-
rabile neighborhood, eight miles
north of Alva, and he made regular
annual visits there while hi school,
and he has hundreds of
| friends all over Woods
Come out and hear him.
“General Corcoran had a staff
composed of about a dozen young
Irishmen, bright fellows, finely
dressed and magnificently mounted.
Just before the battle of the De-
serted House, In the early dawn,
we could see the smouldering camp-
fires of the Johnnies across the riv-
er, as they were not aware of our
approach. Seeing some horsemen a
short distance away In that direc-
tion, General Corcoran turned to
one of his aids and said, ‘Lieuten-
ant, ride over there and ask those
men who they are.’ The young of-
ficer saluted, and putting spurs to
his horse, galloped away. We saw
him approach the body of horsemen
and a few minutes later we saw
them open fire upon him. The
young fellow came back as tight as j
he could ride, neither he nor his I
horse, apparently having been
scratched, and riding up to General
Corcoran, he saluted and said. ‘Gen-
eral, I have the honor to report that
I rode out and asked those men who
they were and you heard what they
said.’ The general Immediately or-
dered a couple of batteries to open
up on the enemy and a short, sharp
The Review wishes them bon
As was briefly announced in
these columns last week, Deputy
Sheriff Hadwlger, In attempting to
make an arreat, shot and killed a
Texas character named Jeff Coates,
near Curtis, last Thursday fore-
noon. The tragedy occurred Just
across the line in Woodward connty.
Coates resisted arrtfet and a run-
ning fight ensued In which the Tex-
an got decidedly the worst of it.
He was wanted on the charge of cat-
tle stealing. Deputy Sheriff Had-
wlger deeply regrets the sad termi-
nation of the affair, but on his part
was justified as an olfioer of the law.
Friends of the dead man will, we
understand, prosecute him for the
REAL WINTERJT LAST
After having one of the mildest
falls and winters on record, Satur-
day came with a cool wave from the
north and Sunday was pretty raw
and cold. Monday was still colder
and that night the earth was cover-
ed with a blanket of snow, averag-
ing about four Inches In depth, the
first of the season, January 7th.
Tuesday morning the mercury was
down to six degrees above zero, cold-
er than any previous day this win-
ter, and Wednesday morning it In-
dicated 12 degrees below zero. The
day was sunny, without wind and
the temperature grew milder and
Thursday morning the mercury was
15 degrees above zero. The snow
will be a great benefit to the wheat,
which has been doing well, but will
Citv. preached the sermon, and has train- and poultry shows have been be better for a little surface mots-
, . , . , 'arranged for at Woodward and l ture. The middle west seems to be
charge of the evangelistic services . . , , ,, . .
, , , . , Poteau in connection with the dent standing the cold wave in good
throughout the revival. The open-1
THE MEETINGS AT THE
• PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HOG & POULTRY SPECIAL
The revival at the Presbyterian The Hog Tra(n special sent out
church began Monday and will last by the Agricultural and Mechanical
several weeks. Rev. LeRoy Thomp- College, will leave Stillwater Janu-
.. , , . ary 20, and will operate over the
son, the pastor, has done everything • , , . ,
Santa Fe lines, the itinerary ending
in his power to advertise the meet-j at perry about FebPUary 1st. Com-
ings and create an interest in them, petent lecturers will accompany
Rev. E. B. Surface of Oklahoma this hog and poultry demonstration
personal j jng meeting
Evangelist E. B. Surface, of the
Maywood, Presbyterian church, Ok-
lahoma (\v, l^gan a series of
revival meetings at the Presbyterian
church. Monday evening, January
13. Reverend Surface is specially
gifted and qualified for the cause in
whit a he is engaged and the citi-
zens of Alva, irrespective of creed or
relig ous belief, should give him a
hea’ ng and attend these services.
He was born and raised in old
Virginia and came with his parents
when about grown to Barber coun-
ty, Kansas, near Hazelton, where he
Mon-’apent several years on the farm and
was well attended, ev-
ery church in the <?ity being repre-
sented. and the subsequent meetings
have grown in Interest and in at-
tendance. Mr. Surface is a_power-
ful preacher, his sermons being of
the warming up kind that ihake one
feel like going out and talking to
!]pf"hbr'r Bbotit . W* lion*-
that many in Alva may find the bet-
ter way through his preaching.
CAPTAIN’ STINE RETURNS
FROM BOARD MEETING.
onstration train. Everybody
reach of the stations where
In shape, but the Pacific coast has been
this; struck harder than in-many years,
be- San Francisco reports the hardest
i fre-zfc in 25 y-'prs and flm orange
lemon crop of southern California
' !NG BATTLEFIELDS
Mr. J. G. Kirkhuff, who superin-
tended the construction of tfie Lo-
cust street paving last year, came
up from Tennessee, a few days ago,
where he is engaged in building a , --
gravel road from the Shiloh battle-J Captain J. A. Stine returned last
ground to the Corinth battle ground Thursday evening, January 9, from
20 miles away, over the road made Oklahoma City, where he attended
by the Union troops when they a meeting of the Board of Trustees
marched front Shiloh to Corinth, 50 of the Oklahoma Hospital for the
years ago. In making the road. Insane, of which he Is a member,
they occasionally plow up bullets, Mr. Stine was in the city during the
pieces of shell, a pick, a pocket Ink assembling of the two houses of the
bottle and such relics, Mr. Kirk-. legislature and he reports the iiotel
huff made the Record office a lobbies as being crowded with
call with Comrade
Bevls statesmen and politicians from
’ over the state.
in our city
Strip. Mrs. Simpson at th
her death, was 4 3 years. •’
Simpson died Sunday
r a short illness with
ver. They have lived
ral years and in
opening of the
otteil frozen. It is estimated
he loss will be from 30 *to 80
at. This is an estimated value
f 50 millions dollarq, and is indeed
staggering loss' to the fruit grow-
rs and the railroads.
and 3 days old, an earnest -church
worker and a devoted wife and
mother and for years a member of
the Presbyterian church.
She leaves a husband, four daugh-
ters, two sisters, one brother and
her mother to mourn her death.
The remains were taken to Dacoma
and interred in the Dacoma ceme-
tery. Rev. Reeves, of the U. B.
church, had charge of the funeral.
The sympathies of many friends
WOODS CO. GRAIN & BROOM
CORN Cfl. Will MORE
The Woods County Grain &
Broom Corn Co. has purchased a lot
on the Rock Island siding, west of
the Farmers’ Federation on Fifth
Street, and will make arrangements
to move their elevator and office *o
the new location soon. Fred Meyer,
the well known farmer and stock
raiser, is manager and the business
with the bereaved husband and chll- of the company is prospering in his
dren in their great loss. I hands.
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