Renfrew's Record (Alva, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, November 7, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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RENFREW'S RECORD, ALVA, OKI A, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1913.
M. E. DEGROAT, M. D.
Have you any Eye, Eur, Nose or
TUroat trouble? 1 am a regular
graduated physician. Was In gen-
eral practice 15 years, but have
conflued my practice lor several
years to special work. 1 do nothing
else. DON’T go to a jewelry store,
or an optician to have your eyes ex-
amined and tested for glasses, when
you have a competent OCULIST
iocated in Alva for over four years.
The most important thing about get-
ting glasses is to have them fitted
right. This requires the use of the
opthalmoscope and retlnascope in
the dark room. Many times you do
mot need glasses, but treatment.
Do you think the jeweler and opti-
cian can tell you what is wrong with
your eyes? Consult an oculist who
must be a REGULAR PHYSICIAN.
If you have Catarrh, see me about
M. E. DeGROAT, M. D.
■ Consultation free. Office over old
Postofflce. Hours 9 a.m. to 12, and
2 to 6 p. m. Sunday’s by appoint-
• WE PAY CASH
■» Poultry, Eggs and Rutter,
•.. Come In and get our prices
before going elsewhere.
• Correct counts and weights
• J. P. REED.
"• PURE FOOD BAKERY.
•• Win. Ackerle, Prop.
•• The fUr8t-class Bakery of
- Alva. Corner of Fifth Street
* and Barnes Avenue.
PEOPLE’S CLEANING AND
Mrs. Ed L. Shidler, Prop.
704 Barnes Ave. Alva, Okla.
• DR. O. R. GREGG.
'* Homeopathic Physician, Surgeon,
• Office Monfort Bldg.
• Res. 911 Locust St.
• Long Standing Chronic Disease*
• a Specialty. •
• T. 3. WOMACK,
* Office Over First National Bank
• G. N. BILBY,
* Physician and Surgeon.
* Office Phone 59. Res. phone 81
• ALVA, OKLA.
* DR. J A. TOWNSEND,
* Office over Owl Drug Store
* Office phone 166. Res. Phone 222
• Office Phone 202. Res. Phone 3.
• A. W. CLARKE.
• Work Guaranteed. Gas admln-
• Office over First Nat’l Bank. .
- DR. AMEND,
• THE SANITARY DENTIST
• Monfort Building. Work Guar-
" Phones: Office 408. Res. 350.
• W. D. ANDERSON.
• Practice In State Supreme and
■* all other Courts. Over Woods
"» C®. Union Bank. Office phone
• 556. Residence phone 364.
• W. G. BESSEY.
- Office In Emma Huston Building
- ALVA, OKLA.
.1. II. Morgan L. A. Walton
MORGAN & WALTON,
I,onus, Real Estate
Rooms 10 and 11, Green Bldg
Northwest Corner of Square
Phone 51. Alva, Oklahoma.
MISTOOK POWDER FOR BEER
T0D0 MADE AWFUL BLUNDER
Didn’t Know Woman Wearing ‘‘Out-
rageous Get-Up” Was Wife of
Friend He Was Talking To.
It happened In the park one Sunday
morning. Todd and Edgeley were sit-
ting there together, discussing, need-
less to say, the eternal and feminine
“Yes,” said Todd, "I quite agree
with you: the way women dress now-
adays Is positively absurd.”
“It's worse than that,” added Edge-
ley, “What’s more, In nine cases out
of ten, their men folk are to blame.”
“I suppose that Is so,” he remarked.
"Yes. Look at that woman coming
toward us now. I’ll bet you anything
you like that her husband tells her she
looks positively charming when she
goes out In that outrageous get-up.
just because he hasn’t the pluck to
say the truth, to laugh at her, to—”
But Todd had risen to his feet; and,
hat in hand, a happy smile upon his
face, was awaiting the lady thus re-
ferred to. The lady was Edgeley's
Unconscious Bravery Exhibited by
Tramp Who Extinguished Fire Ap-
proaching Giant Explosive.
It wasn't a safe thing to store 20 j
kegs of explosives under the residence j
of the superintendent, but it was the
only safe nnd convenient place In that
wilderness where the railroad con-
struction gang was blasting its way
through a mountain.
A tramp came by. and paused be-
fore the cellar’s open hatchway, into
! which autumn leaves and various
; combustible litter was blowing.
Carefully he lighted a two-inch
j stump, and carelessly he threw down
the still blazing match. Almost ln-
j stantly a tongue of flame darted up.
and then another and another, un..l
j a fierce fire was being sucked into
The tramp turned. He saw the
angry flames leaping towards the
kegs, and he knew it was his work,
but he did not run. Tearing his tat-
tered coat from bis back, be sprang
to the rescue.
With an energy truly remarkable In
a person of such apparent placidity,
he beat and smothered the fierce blaze
to death, not conquering until the
staves of the kegs were actually
Burned and weary, he leaned against
a keg, until the superintendent, at-
tracted by the unusual noise below,
came running in. He took in the situ-
ation at a glance, then grasped the
tramp's blistered hand.
“My good man,” he exclaimed, "you
have saveci my entire family and my-
self from total destruction by your
I bravery. Name your reward. Those
kegs contain giant powder.”
‘‘Oh, lor',” said the (ramp digust-
edly, “I thought It was beer.”
(By E. O. SELLERS, Director of Evening
Department, The Moody Bible Institute.
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 9.
Snyder & Tyree
“A naturalist contributes an article
to a magazine in which he writes a
highly colored description of how on
one occasion the wild denizens of the
jungle came down to a river’s shore to
“I suppose he was lying some-
“Yes, and 1 rather suspect he was
lying when he wrote his magazine ar-
A Modest Man.
An Irishman was walking along the
bank of a river, when he heard a man,
in the middle of the stream cry out
for help. He paid no attention to
the man's cries.
“Help! Help! I can’t swim!” came
the voice again, and the Irishman
scornfully shouted back:
“Well, shut up. 1 can't swim either,
but, begorra. I don’t go 'round brag-
ging about It.”
HAD FORGOTTEN SOMETHING
An absent-minded farmer drove to
town with his wife, and on their ar-
rival both set out on their respective
errands. When the farmer had trans-
acted his business he climbed into his
"My good man,” said the leader of
the slumming party, “can you have the
tango danced .for us?”
“I don’t permit the tango, mum," re-
sponded the owner of the dance hall.
“Have you the audacity to criticise
dances that are danced in the best so-
“I ain’t criticising society, mum, but j
if I permitted dances like them, I’d
lose my license.”—Judge.
wagon and started home in a hurry.
He had a sort of a feeling that he had
forgotten something, but could not re-
member what it was until he reached
home and the children Bet up a howl
for their mother.
Mrs. Sweet—I suppose you must
have had a perfectly lovely time at
that mountain hotel.
Mrs. Swift—No; it was awfully stu-
pid. There was only one lady in the
hotel where we stopped who knew the
least thing about bridge.
Reasons for Soiled Blouses.
“Look here, Jane,” said a mistress
to her servant, “you are altogether too
extravagant with your blouses. You
sent eight to the wash last week and
my daughter only sent two.”
"But you don't think, mum," an-
swered Jane, "that Miss May's young
man is a excise man, and mine is a col-
lier.”—Cardiff Western Mail.
Not Leap Year, Either.
Ethel—This craze for gold seems
to me very foolish; now a very little
would make me perfectly happy.
Jack -How much?
Ethel—Just enough to reach around
my linger.—Boston Evening Tran-
"Follow my lead and you will wear
diamonds,” whispered the promoter.
“Perhaps,” answered the reluctant
victim, “but 1 fear t’mt I would wear
handcuffs so toon : , ■ r wearing dia-
monds til the . ;>• nonce would hard-
ly be worth while.”
Of Mixed Ancestry.
Count Berchtold, Austrian foreign
minister, comes of an uncommonly
mixed ancestry. He has in his veins,
according to a biographer of a gene-
alogical turn of mind, strains of Ger-
man. Hungarian, Bohemian Italian,
Polish, Rutbenian and southern Slav
blood. As regards social standing,
too, the count’s relationships are of a
composite nature. While connected
through one of his ancestors with an
Austrian peasant family, the Emper-
or Francis Joseph is his ninth cousin,
the czar of Russia and the German
emperor are his eighth cousins and
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria is his fifth
Didn't Appeal to Him.
A Dutchman residing at the upper
end of Dauphin county, Pennsylvania,
was applied to, to contribute some-
thing to the Washington monument,
the agent at the same time present-
ing a picture of the contemplated
structure for his inspection. The
Dutchman regarded the plate atten-
tively for a moment, and at length ex-
claimed: “Veil, I von't pay noting
toward him, for I don't see no use to
pild a bouse mlt such a pig chimply.”
Not for Winter.
A Paris correspondent to the Phila-
delphia Telegraph Introduces to its
readers the heelless dancing slipper,
now in vogue in Paris and says:
“Young girls are especially fond of
this kind of dancing slipper, and it is
believed over here that little else will
be worn next winter.”
Brbad minds are never Bbocked,
some one has said, but as a winter
costume this seems amazingly incom-
A surgeon in a western town, en-
gaged to perform an operation of mi-
nor character upon a somewhat un-
sophisticated patient, asked him if he
were willing to have only a local anes-
"Sure," replied the other; "1 believe
in patronizing home industry when-
ever you can.”
And he meant It.—Lippincott's.
Had Other Meanings.
“1 suppose when you said you were
going to make a home run and put one
over the plate, you were thinking of
the big baseball games?”
"No, I wasn't. I was thinking of the
hot muffins for supper.''
Grasping at a Straw.
“I was glad when the comedian said
he would sing."
"A song was bound to interrupt his
monologue more or less.”
ABSTINENCE FOR OTHERS' SAKE.
(World’s Temperance Sunday.)
T.ESSON TEXT—Rom. 14:7-21.
GOLDEN TEXT—"It Is not Rood to eat
flesli, nor to drink wine, nor to do any-
thing whereby thy brother stumbleth."
Paul was in Corinth, a city of lux-
ury, learning and licentiousness when
he wrote this letter to the believers in
Home, a letter of profound logic and
ethics ae well as a profound study in
psychology and philosophy.
I. None of us liveth to himself,”
vv. 7-11- Paul begins this chapter by |
giving a caution as to doubtful dispu- |
tations, “judgments upou thoughts,”
whether it be in the matter of eating
herbs or meats, or In the observance
of set days. Who are we but fellow |
servants (v. 4) of God? About such
tilings as habits and observance of
days we must each be assured in our
own minds, (v. 5), but while*that is
true yet, “none liveth to himself”
(v. 7), for “we are the Lord's” (v. 8).
lie is the universal Lord, both of the
living and the dead, (v. 9). What folly,
therefore, for any believer to set him-
self up in judgment upon his brother.
Four Things Suggested.
II. ‘‘Give an account to God,” w.
12-18. Verse 12 suggests four things:
(1) A universal summons, “each one
of us,” great and small, obscure or fa-
mous, each one must appear, none
overlooked, none excluded, none ex-
cused. (2) A particular summons,
“each one of us,” not en masse, but
as separate units. (3) A purposeful
summons, “to give account," not of
others but each of himself. It will not
be “blind justice” that shall await us
there, but & holy God, one who knows
ail, sees all, every thought and imagi-
nation of tbe human heart (Gen. 6:5)
and whose judgment will be righteous.
(4) A rightful summons, because of its
source, “before God,” and shall not tbe 1
Judge of the whole earth do right? j
No excuse because of the failure of :
others will avail, no subterfuge be ac- '
ceptable, "strict Jubtice” will condemn. 1
Man-made laws and ordinances as to
what we eat or what days we may ob- |
serve will then be revealed in the
white light of the God whose name is
love. In th© light of such a prospect
how pertinent therefore that we turn
(v. 13), from judging others and look
well to our own conduct, lest that con-
duct become a rock of stumbling to
other and weaker brethren.
III. "Follow after things which make
for peace,” vv. 19-23. To follow that
which shall edify is to exercise the
“law of liberty.” James in his epistle
(1:25, 2:12) tells us to look into this
law and to continue therein for by it
we shall be judged, yet there is still
another law1, “the royal law” (2:8,
Matt. 22:36-40), the fulfilling of which
will settle every question of man's re-
lation to man. We should so use our
liberty that it be not evil spoken of
or become a rock of stumbling to any.
Whether or not the kingdom of God
be in ue, or we in the kingdom, de-
pends not upon the scrupulous observ-
ance of ordinances either as to eat-
ing, or the observance of days, but
rather in the manifest righteousness of
our lives and in having peace in our
hearts, ch. 15:13, being filled with “joy
in the Holy Spirit” v. 17. Therefore,
if to eat meat shall cause my brother
to stumble or to be made weak (v. 21)
"I will eat no fleBh for evermore,”
I. Cor. 8:13.
All of this leads up to the true prin-
ciple of total abstinence as revealed
in verse 21, “It is good not to eat
flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do
anything whereby thy brother stum-
bleth or is offended.” This does not
alone apply to the Great American
Juggernaut, the commercialized liquor
traffic, which, according to the United
States Supreme court, has no legal
ground upon which to stand. When
the members of tbe church of God |
in this “land of liberty" shall each'
be governed by this principle it will ,
not be long before the liquor problem ,
any many other questions that are I
troubling us will be settled. The real
question will not be “Is it wrong?"
but rather, “How will it affect my
brother?” All meats are clean, we
know that, Acts 10:15, but we also
know that many cannot eat, cannot I
participate in our acts, with a clear
conscience because in so taking part
there comes before the mind of the
weaker brother the evil associations
and practices which so frequently ac-
company such acts or such eating.
Our indulgence, no matter how inno-
cent and entirely harmless it may be
to us, is therefore not to be thought
of. This settles the drink question,;
i the tobacco habit, dancing, card play-
ing, theater going, and all "question-
For once teach a temperance leseon
not on the ground of the harrowing
effects of this awful traffic, but try to
show that intemperance is largely the
result of selfishness. SL -v how less
selfishness in our social relations
would help to ke' p men away from
the saloon. Less selfishness in money
would keep us from accepting bloody
tax money, liess selfishness on the
part of churches by activities during
the week would keep children and
young people from growing familiar
with and finally embracing the mon-
ster vit . Many ancient authorities
Insert after Ch. 14, Ch. 16:25-27.
HILE THEY LAST—
50c grade Ladies Winter Vests and
Drawers for - 25c.
35c grade Ladies Winter Vests and
We have a new supply of the Silk Mes-
lin Underskirts in white, black, tan,
blue, wine, green and cerise at $1.98.
Extra and large California Wool Fleeced
Blankets - - $1.98.
Our line of Blankets is very complete.
Remember you get 100 Votes to the Dollar in
the Piano Contest.
Central Business College
1222-24 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo.
We take you as you are and train you
until you secure and successfully hold a
paying position. We find employment for
you outside school hours, if desired, to pay
for room and board. By our new Scholar-
ship Plan success is sure if you attend school
and do your part. Write at once for litera-
ture explaining this great plan. As we
have school all the year students may en-
roll at any time.
Central Business College
1222-24 Oak St.. Kansas City, Mo.
J. A. STINE, President
GEO NICKEL. Csshier
CEO. W. CROWELL. Vice-Preaiden
FRANK G. MUNSON. Ass’t Cuhier
Accounts of Merchant*. Stockmen. Farmers, and Individuals solicited. Every accomodation extended
consistent with safe and conservative banking.
We Want The Farmers Business
Every farmer should deposit all his money in the banK and
pay his bills by check. He then becomes well
known to the bank officers and it is easier to secure an
accommodation when he needs it. We invite you to
open an account with us today.
Woods County Union Bank
North of Court House
C. O. DILLOW
Coal, Hay, Grain and Feed
Field and Garden Seeds
Telephone 151 Cash Paid For Grain
623 Flynn Ave. Alva, Okla.
P. F. Herod, M. D.
Rea. Phone 23V.
U J. A. Bowling, M. D.
Res. Phone 103.
C OFFICE PHONE 115.
J General Practice — X Ray and Electrotherapeutics — Surgery
9 Suite 3-4-5 Minfort Building. ALVA OKLA.
^ r*o>oioc*c»«>0ic»a>o>oi *3"
Funeral Director and Embalmer
2nd door west oi Monfort s
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