The Moore Messenger. (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 26, 1911 Page: 3 of 8

Not All Drink
Merchants Black
as Painted
New "Flexible Hats
HE saloonkeeper of tradition, as pictured by the average tan*
Hp perance r, ■ a coarae pen d who sends hii victim* down
• to death, doom and perdit ion by dispensing rum, not to mention
the more popular mixed drinks, which, by the way, the lec-
turers never mention. That saloonkeeper of storied reputation
merely sends his prey to the brink for the purpose of gloating
over his evil victories.
He doesn't apply strict business principles to the sinful
work, as one drink merchant recently was alleged to do.
At the bar of this man's place two customers leaned one
day not long ago. One was a transient. The other dropped in every other
day or so and presumed to address the proprietor by his familiar handle
of "Bill." As they stood there a miserable looking fellow shuffles in. He
almost collapsed against the bar and pleaded faintly for a drink. A search
of his pockets disclosed no coins. The barkeeper looked at him for a
minute, then turned about and poured out a finger of fiery concoction.
The dismal specimen gulped it eagerly, murmured "thanks,' and
shambled out.
"See that poor fellow that just went out," whispered the more or
less regular customer to the transient. "On his last legs, isn t he? Well,
would you believe it, that man was sent to the bad by liquor bought here.
The proprietor knew that he wasn't going to last long, so he went and
secured an insurance policy on hiin. What do _vou think of that? Ihe
old boy can have as many drinks ns he wants and the saloonkeeper pays
the premiums. When the poor fellow dies Bill is going to make a profit
on his death. There's a keen business sense for you!"
All this was shocking to the transient. The regular customer de-
parted, but the other remained, determined to make an investigation, lie
called to the barkeeper.
"Say," ho called. "What is the name of that old wreck who was in
here a few minutes ago?"
"His name?" said the man behind the apron, plainly puzzled. "How
should 1 know his name?"
"Isn't he an old customer of yours?" demanded
the visitor.
"I should say not,." declared the barkeep. "It's
the first time 1 ever saw him in my life, and I've lived
in this neighborhood twenty-one years. I took pity on
the old scout and poured him out one to send him
The drink miser's air was convincing. The vis-
itor departed brooding on the beautiful sermon that
had been knocked to splinters.
Land of
and Thrifty
As I am a native of France my declar-
ing it to be God's country will be pardoned.
I am thinking of the beauty of the land
and the thrift of the people. Not long
since I was over there and made some study
of labor conditions.
In France and Germany the state inter-
venes between the employer and his work-
men and the rights and obligations of both
are clearly defined. They must also be
strictly lived up to on pain of official dis-
pleasure. If a French laborer does not
show up for work on any day he must sub-
sequently present his doctor's certificate to
show that he was physically unable. The employer cannot discharge his
men peremptorily, but must give notice a good way in advance.
These things make for permanence and stability of industrial opera-
tion and they l<x>k good, but I am a true American citizen and would not
like to see such a status in this land.
Our workingmen under such a regime could become as servile as
Europeans and content to be only workingmen all their lives as they are
across the ocean. _ , _
Their superior efficiency is due to their greater manliness and inde-
pendence of action and thought.
American wage earners are not now getting sufficient remuneration
for their toil. Their wages, in view of the enormous advance in the cost
of living necessities, are pitifully inadequate.
How a man can do more than live «n $1.50 a day, with a family to
support is a profound mystery. He can never hope to save enough to
buy a home. Men holding salaried clerical positions are even worse off,
for they must keep up a certain style and maintain an appearance of pros-
Official! Ask Government for Permi
sion to Quarantine Peking—Many
Diplomats Leaving—Hankow
for Vacation or Retirement
Peking.—The weekly express from
Hankow Tuesday was crowded with
refugees. These included college pro-
fessors, military olllcers, the Italian
minister, other diplomats and persons
□f means who tlnd the moment con
venlent for vacation or retirement.
The bubonic plague, which had Its
victim here several days ago, and, it
is believed, many since, is the primary
cause of the exodus.
No new cases of bubonic plague
were reported here Tuesday, but the
opinion is held at the legations thai
the Chinese are not reporting Illness,
and are possibly secreting the bodies
The newspapers are supporting the
government in its efforts to allay the
fears. The masses nevertheless are
much alarmed by gruesome reports,
such as one alleging that the Russians
at Harbin are casting the afflicted intc
poisoned wells. This story perhaps
doveloped from the possible use ol
lime pits for the dead.
Meanwhile the diplomatic body has
not been able to agree how the lega-
tion quarter should be quarantined
The Hermans, Austrians and British
are behind the barred gates of theli
own compounds, and are advocating
drastic measures. The Japanese, who
have the most pressing general inter-
ests to be looked after, are supported
by the Russians, in arguing the neces
sity of continuing diplomatic relations
with the Chinese foreign board.
William J. Calhoun, the American
minister, has suggested keeping with-
in the quarter all the guards, and the
exclusion of Chinese except such ofa-
cials as have been with the legations
The moderates declares the others are
jmnlc-stricken, while political motives
are attributed to the Japanese. So fai
only a general measure of quarantine
has been undertaken. The disease has
reached Pao-Ting-Fu, in the province
of Chi-Fl, on its southward progress
Pao-Ting-Fu is seventy miles south
west of Peking. The viceroy of Han-
kow has telegraphed to the govern-
ment, asking permission to establish
a quarantine against Peking.
Used by Founder of Independent
Order of Odd Fellows.
Dignity of
The dignity of domestic service will be
revived just so soon as the housewives learn
the much-neglected lesson that the girl who
works in the home is not a menial and
should not be treated as such.
Why is it that a well-to-do wife may per-
form her household duties without lowering
her dignity, while when the same work is
done by a so-called servant it is considered
menial labor? And the servant must enter
by the rear door even though it be necessary
to walk through an alley or a dark cellar.
And, if she be allowed company, she must
entertain them in the kitchen.
Now, why this distinction? Arc we not all servants? "-No man
liveth to himself." We are all dependent upon some one else, from the
poor shoestring peddler to the most prosperous business man.
Why i« not the same respect shown to the girl who does housework
as to the office girl? This has always been a mystery to me and no doubt
it is to others. , , ,,
There arc many intelligent, capable girls who real.ze that the wages
for housework are good, and that the work is not so nerve-racking as tn
the office and store. .
They realize also that the girl who works in the home, wrth pleasant
surroundings, retains that womanly charm which she soon loses in the
hustling business world, where she must take her stand among men and
demand her rights. But they will not submit to such treatment as is nv
ceived by those less fortunate sisters who can do nothing but housework.
Treat your servant with kindness and consideration if von would
have faithful service.
Pure Seed Train Warmly Received
Cushing, Okla.—Two thousand in
terested farmers greeted the pure seed
and livestock train run by the Okla
homa board of agriculture, through
Lincoln and Oklahoma counties Tues
day, at stops made at Cushing, Agrs
and Arcadia. This is the first day oi
a three weeks' itinerary. The train is
covering every portion of the East
Side that can be reached by the Katy
Santa Fe, Fort Smith & Western and
Frisco lines. The farmer crowd ol
the day was at Cushing, the first stop
Over 800 farmers from every section
of the county and several hundred
school children were waiting when the
train arrived. The opera house was
filled Tuesday night with citizens and
farmers, waiting to hear lectures de
livered by professors of the A. & M,
Enterprising men of Agra had a fine
poultry exhibit at the station for the
crowd to inspect.
The object of the train is to make
a state-wide campaign to interest Ok-
lahoma farmers in planting better seed
for corn and cotton next spring and
encourage the raising of more and
better livestock.
On account of the territory through
which the train passed being espec-
ially favorable for dairying, two lec-
turers spoke at every stop, urging the
farmers to pay more attention tc
dairying, which is a most profitable
adjunct to farming.
Oklahoma raised over one hundred
and fifty million dollars worth of agri
cultural products last year, an increase
nf thirty millions over the previous
The slogan of this train as it tours
the eastern side of the state is "Foi
two hundred million dollar production
for 1911."
SOME Inventive designer of milli-
nery, taking note of the strong
points of the oriental turban, and
seeking for something new, brought
forth the new flexible hat of velvet.
The queer but charming "ding-a-ling"
hat burst upon New York and prompt-
ly captivated it. Naturally It has been
followed by any number of soft hats
and caps of velvet and other mate-
rials suitable for winter.
The "ding-a-ling" hat Is a pointed
cone of velvet with a rolled up rim
next the face. It is guiltless of wire
except for a single small shirring
wire Inserted about the brim edge. It
Is lined with silk or satin and inter-
lined with rice-net. The crown Is
made of four conical pieces sewed to-
gether except In cases w here a manu-
factured cone of felt or beaver or
velvet is steamed into the proper
shape over a block. The original
hat was trimmed with a single quill,
placed flat against the crown at the
back. The whole affair Is chic If ex-
treme, but becoming to only certain
types. It Is full of snap and crisp
style, but impossible for many wear-
For those who cannot wear this
Jaunty (not to mention somewhat
rakish) little bit of new millinery any
number of new designs have been
and are being invented. One of them
Exposition Bill Reported
Washington.—An appropriation of
$1,000,000 for a government exhibit at
New Orleans in 1915 and provisions
which will make it impossible for the
government to be held in any way
for the liabilities of the exposition, are
carried in the New Orleans exposition
bill reported to the house Tuesday
from the committee on industrial arts
and expositions. A board of seven
commissioners at salaries of $5,000
each is provided, the salaries to be
paid by the local exposition manage-
Is shown hero. It Is a crusher hat of
black velvet, the brim lined with
white satin and edged with a heavy
satin-covered wire—tho only wire In
the hat. Such a hat, with the brim
dented against the crown and orna-
mented with a smart aigrette or stiff,
flat, cockade, may be seen at any of
the cafes, completing very handsome
Odd effects in trimming are sought
for these odd hats, and many of them,
for the street, are untrimmed. They
need a finishing touch, however, but It
must be just a touch. A single skele-
ton plume, In peculiar colorings, or a I
long feather from the pheasant tall,
or a narrow, gold quill, are favorites
and illustrate the character of trim-
ming which is appropriate.
A soft turban of velvet and fur
with fur buckle, is partly flexible.
There are no wires except In the
brim, which is very cleverly draped
with velvet. This is a sensible hat
for midwinter. With the dijrk fur
crowns one sees combined the most
vivid and beautiful colors In velvet,
mink and coral, black fox and bright
green, plush or broadtail, dark mole-
skin with cerise or coral velvet and
very dark brown furs with cardinal
red, have the vigor and warmth of
color needed for midwinter.
Surprising Results Will Be Effected if
a "System" Is Put Into
There Is nothing on earth like sys-
Seat Occupied by Thomas Wlldey.
Noble Grand of the First Lodge
of the Order Organized
In America.
Brockton. Mass.— Herewith Is pre-
| seated a picture of the chair used by
Thomas Wlldey, the founder of tho
independent Order of Odd Fellows,
when he was noble grand of Wash-
ington lodge, the first lodge of Odd
Fellows organized In America. This
lodge was organized at the tavern of
the Seven Stars, 2d street, Baltimore,
Aug 26. 1819 The chair was left to
James L. Rldgely by Wlldey at his
Rldgely was for many years promi-
nent In Odd Fellowship in Baltimore,
holding the ofllce of grand sire and
later secretary of the sovereign grand
lodge It was given by Rldgely to
James H. Downs of Baltimore, who
was also prominent In Odd Fellowship,
and a representative to the sovereign
grand lodge from Friendship lodge of
Baltimore. Mr. Downs died tn Balti-
more at thj age of 57 years In 1904.
After Ills death the chair was given
by lils widow to her son-ln law, Ed-
ward C. Harding, whoso home Is at 50
Florence street, Ilrockton.
Mr. Ilardlng Is a member of Ply-
mouth lodge of Ahlngton. Tho chair
was shown some time ago at an Odd
Fellows' fair, held In Brockton and is
highly valued for Its historical Inter-
est. It Is the intention of Mr. Harding
that after his death It shall either go
to some lodge of Odd Fellows, or pos-
sIMy be sent to Baltimore to be placed
with a valuable collection of memen-
toes and historical articles held In
that city, connected with the founding
of Odd Fellowship In America.
When It was given by Mr. Illdgely
to Mr. Downs far less attention was
paid to the preservation of historical
>rtlcles than Is don<- at the present
Historic Odd Fellows' Chair.
time. It Is stated that Mr. Rldgely
verbally stipulated that tho chair
should never go out of an Odd Fel-
lows' family.
It is not unlike many of the chairs
used In the smaller Odd Fellows lodges
at the present day. The wood Is old
English oak. The chair is In an ev.
cellent state of preservation and even
tem, and nowhere do you realize this i the covering of the upholstering Is in
more than In matters of dress. The
tiny hole In your stocking, that you
might have mended in two minutes,
grows Into an undarnable "run;" the
rip under the arm in your new blouse
extends alarmingly; nothing that must
be mended stays "where It is put."
The remedy for all this Is a regu-
lar mending day—or a regular mend-
ing evening, if you are a business
woman. As soon as a garment needs
mending—If it he only a button or a
hook that must be replaced—put It
aside, unless It is so necessary that
you must attend to the trouble at once,
and when mending day rolls around
do the required sewing. You will be
surprised to find out how much lighter
your work becomes when you can thus
catch rents and tears at their start
Instead of at their disastrous finish.
The other point to remember Is al-
ways to have your sewing Implements
where you can get them and In perfect
order. Do not wait until the very mo-
ment for mending to find that you are
out of white thread or that your , ,
needles are rusty. When a thing i ^
needs repairing, repair It; when It
needs replacing, replace It. It might
even be a good thing to have a regu
lar "preparation day" to antedate the
mending one.
Mrs. Schenk Breaks Down
Wheeling, W. Va.—Apparently un-
moved by the bitter invective from As-
sistant Prosecutor Fred L. Maury in
bis opening argument Tuesday before
the jury which is trying the case
against Laura Farnsworth Schenk,
charged with administering poison to
her husband, the defendant Tuesday
broke down and sobbed almost con-
tinually while her own attorneys—
three of them—presented her side to
twelve men in whose hands her fats
will rest Wednesday.
Flannel or flannelette are materials
most suited for making a gown like
this if for present wear; it is quite
A Few Fads.
Silk and satin flowers, each Delnl
edged with beads, are used on the
crown and under the brim of an
evening hat.
White coney is an Inexpensive fur
and much in favor for cloaks. long
a fair condition There is a brocaded
velvet back and arms with crimson
velvet seat The wood itself is mas-
sive and with little or no carving.
At the house in Brockton the chair
has been seen by very many visitors,
and as the photograph shows, there
Is a card at the front of the chair
stating briefly its history. There is a
tradition that the chair was brought
from England to Baltimore by Thorn'
as Wlldey In 1820. when Wlldey vis-
ited England In order to obtain all
the Information possible from the offi
cers and members of the Manchester
Unity that might in any way be use-
fid to the order in this country.
If that is true, this was six years
after the order was first started by
Wildey In Baltimore. There is no
question but that It was used in Bal-
timore both by Wildey and Rldgely,
both of whom have monuments In
Baltimore commemorating their work
for the order.
Wildey was born In London, Jan. l.i,
178" lie was the first noble grand of
the first grand
master "of the grand lodge of Mary-
land the first grand sire of the grand
lodge of the Vnlted States, which of-
fice he filled for eight years, and In
IS"", he was made traveling agent for
the grand lodge of the Vnlted States,
and In this capacity he traveled all
over the country, establishing and en-
gaging the order wherever he
Went. He died In Baltimore. Oct. 19,
1S61. at the age of 80 years.
Woman in the World.
Bulgaria.—Believed to be
a Bimple pattern slightly shaped In at J shoulder scarfs and hats for young i woman in the world, a peas
ant living in this village was born, ac-
cording to the register in the Greek
orthodoz church here, in 1,84. The
w,,man. whose name is Raba Vallska.
waist; the deep collar may be faced
with the same or some contrasting
color; It is trimmed with a simple
braiding pattern that Is continued
down front.
The fulness of the sleeves is drawn
In at the back by a short-braided strap
pointed at each end; the wast-band
which draws in the fulness is also
braided; the pointed ends are booked
ov ^r.
Material required: 7 yards 40 inches
Slips of Italian silk with messaline
ruffles make the best petticoats for
Very effective Is the banded trim
ming of cut steel beads outlined on
either edge with two rows of fine jet
Silver on black tulle, steel beads
on bleu de nult fa dark blue) and
coral on pink or blue, are some <'
the beautiful combinations used.
For evening there is a great de-
mand for brocades, crepe de chine
and ail supple weaves that lack
luster, but abound In wonderful colors
Dainty linen gift handkerchiefs for
women have delicately-hued borders.
Some of these, with lace-work cen-
c-e Mghlv emenslve
has spent 100 years of her life work-
ing in the fields. She now lives on
an income contributed by her descend-
ants each of whom—and they number
over' 100—down to her great-great-
grandchildren, contribute a small sum
for her support. Mnu\ \ aliska is In
full possession of her senses. Her eld-
est son is well on in the 90's, and still
works in the fields. These cases are
remarkable, even among the long-lived
Hu'earian peasant*.

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