The Moore Messenger. (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 5, 1910 Page: 5 of 8
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Not Proper Comparison.
The old darky bud driven his fare
to the hotel and was now demanding
a dollar (or his sen ice. "What!" pro-
tested the passenger, "a dollar for that
distance? Wny, It isn't half a mile as
the crow flies.'' "Dai's true boss." re-
turned Sambo, with an appealing
smile, "but y' see, sub. dat old crow he
ain't got free wives an' ten chilluns to
siippoht not to mention de keep fob
de lioss "
The Man Behind the Gun.
The late Admiral Erben bad th* I
good fortune or the merit to originate
the world-circling phrase, "the man]
behind the gun." He used it In
speech on the factors of success Id I
naval warfare to emphasize the no
cesslty of having efficiency, prepared
ness run through the entire personnel
it was also a reminder that the en
listed men have a good deal more tc>|
do with bringing about a victory than |
always appears In history or oflicla<
reports. The expression was employ
ed In supplementing tho views ol
Capt. Mahan, and attained circulation |
at once as epitomizing a whole library
Electricity on Farms.
The Introduction of tungsten lamps
Ik doing much to advance the use of
electricity on farms. It is possible
for a farmer with a small plant, driv-
en either by a gasolln? engiue or by
damming a small stream, to obtain
sufficient current to light bis houst
and barn with this economical type of
incandescent lamp. The use of elec
tricity on the farm, by the way, is
growing and, as pointed out by the
Klectrical World, farmers will in time
come to consider electricity a neces-
sity. Then it will be found profitable
to establish central generating sta-
tions for farming districts to mke the
place of the small individual plain.-
now being installed.
Don't Put Birds in Windows.
"Never put a bird in the window,''
said a bird fancier.
"1 rarely go Into the street In sum-
mer, or even on a mild day in winter,
that I do not see unfortunate cunarles
hung In the windows. Even If the
sun Is not broiling the brains under
the little yellow cap a draft is blow-
ing all the time over the delicate
body. People have been told a thou-
sand times that they must not put a
bird in the draft, yet how few remem-
ber there is always a draft in an open
Making Him Feel at Home.
"llut why do your put your friend's
things in the dining room?" "Oh, he
is so used to restaurants that lie won't
enjoy his dinner unless he can watch
his bat and coat."
"You Hamericans say we ave no
'vnnor," said the loyal Britisher, "but
I'll 'ave you understand, sir. that Hlng-
lisli jokes are not to be laughed at!"
Butter Adulterated with Flint.
Butter that was sold to the English
working classes of the fifties was
adulterated with ground flint. The flint
stones were ground and manipulated
into n substance culled "soluble si-
Virtues of a High Order.
Punctuality, assiduity, economy, in-
genuity, interest in our tasks; these
may be described as commonplace vir-
tues, but they are certainly not vir-
tues absolutely common.
Commercial Value of Rat Skin3.
The use of rat skins in the manu-
facture of fancy articles is increasing,
hast year the trade in Great Britain
alone amounted to $250,000, and sup-
plies of brown rat skins are being
sought In lots of from 100 to 10,000.
It is proposed to start a business in
Calcutta for securing and preparing
the skins of the brown rat, to be used,
among a variety of purposes, in the
binding of books and the making of
purses, gloves and various articles for
women's use and wear.
Future Living Conditions.
M. Jules Hols, the distinguished
French writer, who has discovered
much concerning ancient civilization,
predicts that in a hundred years' time
the great cities of Europe will be
practically uninhabited except for
business purposes during the daytime.
All classes will live in the country
or in garden cities, to which access
will be cheap and extremely rapid,
owing to the development of pneu-
matic railways or flying cars. The
motor car will have gone completely
out of fashion, but the bicyclo will
come again in favor, for a sort of Hy-
ing bicycle will be invented, which
will enable the rider to soar in mid-
Fashion's Choicest in a Great Gathering at the Mellon Store
The Swagger Styles for Spring in the Costume and Millinery Salons
One piece Dresses of light woolens in tan. reseda, navy and black. .Made In belted effect with Gibson shoulder
and pleated iklrt. Priced $21.75
At *3.". a swagger Russian Blouse Dress or ocean blue se-*e,with tunic • over-skirt over the pleated kilt, silk Her-
eules braid is applied to the front giving it a strictly military style.
Na* Spring models in Silk Dresses of pongee, foulRrd an I shantung are priced $18.75 to $tV
Russian Blouse Suits of Chickory Serge $49.50
This elegant model shows the striking beauty of the Russian Vogue. The rather short, fitted coat, with. the slight
blouse effect, is elegantly braided In rat tail. Smoked peart buttons tastefully arranged adds to its artistic
finish. A beautiful model at $49.50.
The New Peach Shades in Suits at $55.00
Serges and homespuns In the varied peach shades are U'lored into these hlghclass productions which we pric.
and $57.50. Skirts are pleated models with the tunic effect.
New Spring Tabr-Mades at $17.50 to $29.75
Avery comprehensive showing of the early Spring style* In tailored Suits of imported serge wool granite, pebble
cloth' and English Vicugna. Soft pin stripes, English ch cks. navy. tan. smoke, grey and black are the N on.
Skirts are ideated mod' l" -coats about 36 inches long and rather plainly tailored. Prices range $17.50, $21.75.
$18.75, $25.00, to $29.75.
White and Cream Serge Suits—$18.75 to $57.50
Suits—both In plain ami those with the black stripes is fissured for this season
lu all styles, from the plain tailored r.t $18.75 to $29.70 to the Russian blouse
The popularity of creamy serge
We show an elegant assortment in
models at $57.50.
The New Coats
The drawing above shows the
outlines of a pretty Tailored
Coat we show fashioned of
black and white English check
ed Worsted at $15. The collar
and cuff is of black bengallne
Other elegant models are shown
of serges in tan, black and
navy—Homespuns in new blue
grey and black. Prices range
$21.75, $25, to $42.50.
The new Spring Turbans are here. Cor-
rect Millinery vogues for early spring
street wear. Hough straw and fancy
silk and horsehair braids.
The Russian style tendency Is shown hi
a number of them with tholr high
crowns and Russlanlc drapes of silk.
Wings and fancy feathers lire ornate
features of other models. The new Hats
all have large crowns and are worn well
down over the coiffure. Turbans of
solid masses of flowers are also shown
in the styles. Prices range $5.50, $9.50,
The New Skirts
Serge, Altman Voile. Home-
spuns and neat novelties play
a prominent part ill the tailored
skirts. Pleated models In many
strikingly new variations are
seen In the assortment, Black
and plain shades—cream, and
striped serges. Tailored skirts
from $8.75 to $15 and $21.75
Dressy skirts of black silk wijh
tunic and overskirt effects are
very new. We are showing
them at prices from $15 to
Another Great Embroidery Week at Mellon's — Note Prices
Flouncings at $1.29
Sc.nn* late arrivals of purchases for the White Sale will be feat-
ui ed at very low prices
38c the Yard
057 yards of All-over Embroidery in eyelet and semi-blind work
i n nice material. Values to 75c the yard— 38c
Flouncings and dcnilflouBCings in deep eyelet work on fine nain-
sook—hand loom embroidery w orth to 75c—38c.
Corset Cover Embroidery in several choice patterns full 18-inch
width and excellent quality—values to U c—38c yard.
HANDS in Irish linen embroidery work—St. Call and Calais
work—Madeira work and Anglalse embroidery. At 49c, 69c,
98c to $1.75 and up.
And you couldn't find more beautiful patterns, finer needlework
or liner material from regular priced Embroideries at $2 or $2.r,0
yard. .Most of them are 27 inches wide—convenient for
kirt flounce, a child's dress or a waist.
GALLOON TRIMMING—fine Swiss and batiste bands embroid-
ered in sliver or gold tinsel with self and Arabian color work.
Priced 9Sc to $1.98 and up.
SEND EOR SAMPLES AT ONCE
SCARPS AND SQUARES or white 'Inen, French embroid-
ered in floral designs to match. Scarfs are 18x54-iTich—
30-lnch Squares—hemstitched. Regular $1 values flO*.
(Shown in Harvey St. window) Extra special .... "«7C
SEA ISLAND PERCALE—double fold—shown in as many
as 50 bright new spring stripes and fancies as well as
indigo, wine and navy dress designs. Regular 1 A
12 l-2c quality will sell as an extra special, yd .. lUC
Embroidery—edges and insertions—some few in matched
sets-most of them broken from lines selling at special
price in the White Sale for 15c and 19c— 1 j
While they last, will sell for, the yard 111.
FINISH CAMBRIC—'full yard wide and no sizing. Snow-
white bleached Cambric in a quality you'll like for inex-
jensive undermuslins and such purposes. A value well
worth 12 l-2c on the present cotton
goods market. Extra special
BATH .MATS—heavy Turkish Hath Mats 24x48-lnch slz
thicRly tufted, reversible .Woven with "Bath" In center
and scroll relief border. Shown In white, pink, and grey
combinations. Our regular low price $1. 7Q/
Extra special I5JC
Sanitary Feather Pillows 1.37 Pr.
Full weight and size pillows,
filled with sanitary, odorless
and dustless feathers and
covered with good quality
art ticking—among the mid-
winter specials—$1.37 pair
instead of $2.00.
$5.50 and $5.98 Silk Petticoats
The excellent quality of Taffeta Silk these Petticoats are
made of would cost you as much as the finished garments
will sell for while they last.
Made with deep anil full tailored flounces, and black,
chicory, brown, new blue, steel grey and reseda are to
be had in the color assortment. One to each purchaser
at $3.69 instead of $5.50 or $5.98.
Dress Linens—Special Prices
FRENCH LINEN CRASH—white only. 47 inches wide,
shrunken finish and pure Irish flax weave. J ft/*
Ten pieces will sell, instead of 59c, yard SOW
COLORED PONGEE in that pretty, linen pongee weave.
Shown in white, cornflower, raisin, rose, pastel green,
! champagne and other of the wanted blues, pinks,
etc. Reg. value 39c the yard. Special at fcVW
$1.50 silk hose $1 25 the pair
! They are shown in black, bronze, sky, grey, mode, ox-
I blood, navy, reseda, wisteria and white.
Knitted of extra strong double silk thread, with
double soles. Very flue guage.
Fresh from a Hosiery manufacturer who needed ready
ENGLISH NAINSOOK full yard wide—snow white
bleached, chamois finish. Specially adapted to making
line undergarments. Quality seiling regularly for 1 Q
25c the yard. While they last the price will lie.. 1 /C
Our Mail Order Department Is Al-
ways at your Service
Now that the new Spring Goods are arriving on every freight
and express, we invite out of town patrons to make use of the
convenience of our Mall Order Department in ordering samples
of the new weaves for spring.
The constantly and rapidly increasing number of satisfied
patrons throughout the Southwest, attests the efficiency of this
medium for shopping by mall.
We have experienced and careful shoppers, whose sole duty
it is to take your order and act solely for the benefit of the pur-
chaser, studying each individual want an 1 demand- tilling it as
near as is possible.
WE PREPAY CHARGES 011 all Mail Orders amounting to
$5.00 or more to any point in Oklahoma and neighboring states.
Write us today.
Write To-day For Mellon's Style
A new magazine published solel for our out of town clientele.
It contains valuable hints to household economy—culinary re-
cipes and style information, it also outlines many special offer-
OKLAHOMA CITY, U. S. A.
A Democratic Capital.
Here in Washington all men are
equal. Even the diplomats who come
here from abroad soon get the spirit.
They go skating and horseback rid-
ing without ceremony. They have
the same rights as everybody else
but no more. And the result usually
is picturesque and cosmopolitan. Ex-
ceedingly democratic and informal it
the capital of the United States.—
You Can't Saw Wood with a Hammer
Neither c^n you afford to trust your eyes
to incompetant optic.ans.
Our Consultation is Free
(joF F MA^Q-JPT 1C AL(jo.
132 1-2 West Main
Money in Circulation.
A rough estimate of the amount of
money in circulation throughout the
world on November 1 places the total
at $15,550,000,000. This Includes gold,
silver and uncovered paper. Gold
comprises nearly half of tho entire
world's currency. If it be estimated
that about half of the fresh gold pro-
duced from year to year goes into the
form of coined money there will have
been approximately $400,000,000 added
to the supply during the last fwo
"Listen at Him."
"Father's trip abroad did him so
much good,' said the self-made man's
daughter. "He looks better, feels bet-
ter, and as for appetite—honestly, it
would do your heart good to hear him
eat! "—Everybody s.
Austria Executes Few Murderers.
Austria is the country most lenient
to murderers. A very small percentage
of those convicted are executed.
No Makeup Necessary.
In real life the villain can be pretty
mean without a sneer and a black
Will Have to be More Careful.
There is an Artemus Ward Jr., a
New York assemblyman, who is said
to be a nit like his famous namesake.
On a recent occasion he nominated
Ward F. Clute of New York city for
head doorkeeper, but forgot the office,
and had to rise again to rectify his
mistake. It is to be hoped his reputa-
tion for wit does not rest solely on
Sand a Curse to the Country.
Sand is the curse of Portuguese
East Africa. It blocks the rivers and
harbors and stretches in a vast sea
toward the interior, effectually cutting
off the coast towns from the high-
lands. Besides, it makes the problem
of transportation the bugbear of the
Uplift for Farmer's Daughter.
Writing names and addresses on i
.■ggs is a great pastime with country I
girls and just now is leading to many j
marriages in rich families.—Buffalo !
— " |
Uncle Ezra Says:
"Ef sonic young men would put ez
much energy into the rest uv the farm
work ez they put into sow In' wild
oats, they'd discover a good deal
more money in farmin . 5
"De man dat tinks nobody can't
fool him," said Uncle Eben, "stahts in
by foolin' hi'se'f right there."—Wash-
Making Textiles Fireproof.
Textiles may be rendered fireproof,
according to the Paris board of fire
commissioners, by steeping them in a
10 per cent solution of phosphate of
ammonia, then drying them in the
A place has been provided in Oklahoma City where you can
buy corsets TO FORM YOUR FIGURE.
Mrs. Carter, an Expert Corsetier has opened an exclusive
shop where you can be fitted With corsets at prices ranging from
$1.50 to $25.00
Special Jlttention given to the fitting of large figures.
Carter's Exclusive Corset & Lingerie Shop
liooms 209-210-211 American National Bank $uilding
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.
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