The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 27, 1913 Page: 4 of 8
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One Tear 1.00
Blx Months 50
Man Spends More
Money Than Woman
B, DR. H. S. BARTHOLOMEW
There is n certain olnss of
men. characterized by defec-
tive sense of humor uml l>o-
vine dignity, who wear spnls
and side whiskers and make
very positive, wide-embrac-
ing statements. "Women,
"tire more economical than men
says one of these pompous wiiencres
because it is « characteristic of the sex."
As there arc only two sexes he had even chances and happened to be
jorrcct, as women certainly are more economical than men; but it if
nhsiird to suppose that men and women differ as to such emotions ami
mental tendencies as avarice, imprudence, thrift or improvidence. Such
intellectual qualities have no more relation to parenthood than they hav<
to respiration and digestion.
Certainly each sex has its peculiarities, which, however, have to do
essentially with bodily structure ami function. Such apparent differences
as there may be between mentalities of men ami women are due to th<
influence of the different surroundings and duties which the established
social order demands.
All of a species eat the same foods, have the same diseases and enemies
and develop the racinl individuality under identically the same conditions
except so far as maternity and paternity are concerned. Consequently
every member of a species must exactly resemble every oii.cr member save
in those particulars directly concerned with parenthood.
Long hair is not a manifestation of femininity. A daughter just as
probably inherits her father's mentality as her mother's. Only tho capacity
for motherhood descends exclusively in the female line.
Some day, probably beyond the ltliine, a psychologist will assemble
composite male and female intellects and bread slice them into serial
sections numbered in pairs, so they can be superimposed and compared.
He should carefully mark each slice with an M. or !•'. Otherwise I am
sure there would be no way to tell them apart.
But the question as to whether men or women are more economical
has been decided by common consent, for in America at least nearly all
purchases are made by women—by the women of the house, the wife,
mother and general superintendent of the home. She is not thrifty
and saving because she wnnts to he, but because plie has the responsibility
ami would be the first and heaviest sufferer if willful waste made woeful
If a man were similarly placed so that be would he praised or blamed
accordingly as the fireside life were comfortable or dreary he would nl-o
know how many onions there should be in a bunch. Men spend money for
investment mid speculation which may he done shrewdly or foolishly.
Women spend money for things to be eaten up or worn out; for experi-
ences to be enjoyed or endured and for services to be rendered. Such
transactions may be economical or extravagant.
Extravagance and irresponsibility are inseparably linked, which is
why father makes such bad bargains
when an emergency drives him to the u* ■ /J „ /7
butcher or baker." W
Christian Should Read
to Aid Intellect
By REV. JOHN WATSON
What ought a Christian tc
road? Every book that fml«
the intellect. Where ought
lie to go? Every place where
the moral atmosphere is
pure and bracing. What
ought he to do? Every-
thing that will make character. Religion is not negative, a giving up of
this or that, but positive, a getting and a ]>ossessing. If a man will be
content with nothing but the best thought, best work, best friends, beat
environment, he need not trouble about avoiding the worst. The good
drives out the bad.
There are two ways of lighting a dark room. One is to attack the
darkness with candles; the other is to open the shutters and let in the
When light comes darkness goes. There are two ways of forming
character. One is to conquer our sins; the other is to cultivate the oppo-
site virtues. The latter plan is the best, because it is the surest; the
virtue replaces the sin.
Christianity is not a drill; it is life—full, free, radiant and rejoicing.
What a young man should do is to not vex himself about his imperfec-
tions, but fix his mind on the bright image of perfection; not weary his
soul with rules, but live with Christ as one liveth with a friend.
There is one way to complete manhood, and that is fellowship with
FOR the club woman, or one who
attends any informal afternoon
function, here 1b a simple and smart
costume. It is designed on very con-
servative lines, but provided with the
most popular of the present style-
touches to make it acceptable to the
most up-to-date wearer.
It is a model especially well adapted
to a stout figure. The small coat
hangs closer than the majority of
those equally smart. Its cut sets the
material close to the arm and nar-
rows the shoulders. The sleeves are
easy, In straight lines and three-quar- i
ter length. There is a deep and rath-
er narrow "V" at the throat, and the
basque is long, sloping down toward
the back. It is unfinished except for
the sewing at the bottom. Thus the
long line of the figure is not broken
by the separate coat. It is noticeable
that all the lines of the coat tend to
preserve length of line, in the figure.
The skirt is fuller than the average,
with the effect of being a double skirt
at the front. It is cut wide enough to
allow it to be caught up in plaits at
the left knee under a soft rosette of
chiffon. A piece is let in at the front,
but the split or overlapping breadth
is absent and there is worn enough
for a comfortable step. At the long
"V" at the front a little soft white
chiffon is let in and a strand of the
ever-present white beads finishes the
The jacket laps at the front with
fastening concealed by an inverted
"V" shaped piece of the material.
There is a plaiting of lace about the
throat and small ribbon decoration at
the right side by way of garniture, a
short satin girdle of plaited ribbon
fastens with hooks and eyes at the
left side under extremely small made
The hat is of hatter's plush, with
facing of velvet in black. The para-
dise wreath in shaded flame color
gives brilliance and distinction to the
It will be noticed that the long
gloves are glace kid in black. They
make the arms look very slender ana
reduce the apparent size of all hands
remarkably. Very thin women should
not wear them. High surfaced black
is not for them. The sleeves are fin-
ished with a band qf satin.
To study this costume is more con-
vincing than describing it to show
that it has been carefully thought out
as adapted to the full figure.
The narrow drooping brim of the
hat makes the most of the length of
the neck, since it does not conceal it
The feather swirl is light, following
the brim line almost exactly. The
shape is extremely graceful.
It is by such careful thinking out
and management of line that grace is
arrived at. Developed in black or
grey or mauve or taupe, this is a
good model, but for the purpose of re-
ducing the apparent size of the figure
black i§ the best choicia.
An interesting chapter in philatelic
history, and in the history of Europe,
is closed by the decision to suppress
the foreign postal agencies in Crete
as the result of the union of that isle
and with Greece. Austria, Great Brit-
ain, France, Russia, and Italy have
all maintained post offices in Crete,
as in Turkey, and there is at the mo-
ment much speculation in philatelic
circles as to whether the Levantine
post offices maintained by the powers,
among which Germany is1 also in-
cluded, will not be closed as well.
Why the Glow Worm Glows.
Many animals possess the power 01
becoming luminous at will. Glow
worms are the most striking example
of this curious phenomenon. Many
fish that live in the deep seas possess
this same power of becoming lumin-
ous. Scientific men have vainly tried
to explain the mechanism of this
luminosity. Prof. Armand Gautier of
l'aris has just communicated to the
Academy of Sciences a notice of MM
Ville and Denien of Montpelier. whe
explain this production of light by tht
oxidation of a substance secreted b)
luminous animals, called lophine. This
organic azoted substance, under the
Influence of oxygen, emits a visiblt
luminosity. Potash, in the presence ol
catalytic elements, such as the ferru
ginous matters of the blood, likewise
provokes the oxidation of the lophine
and consequently forms light. Oxy !
genated water has also the same •
property. In the organisms It is un
stable oxygen of tho tissues catalyzed
by the ferruginous elements of the
blood that produces the oxidation ol
the lophine and renders animal*
Carlyle's interest In the House.
Carlyle's Interest in domestic de-
tails, as shown by his letter (just pub-
lished by Dr. Hegberb Wright) about
taking the house at Cheyne row, was
always fairly well continued. He would
on occasion find relief for one of his
moods or take a pleasure In sweeping
down with broom and water the path
and flagged yard of his "bedquilt of a
garden." Nor did he disdain personal
concern about the furniture. One of
the most vivid little notes to his wife
preserved in the Carlyle collection at
Chelsea is the scrap of paper dated De-
cember 1M, 1839, in which he scribbled
Christmas wishes to his wife and "the
promise of a washstand" as his Christ-
Lias gift to her.
MISS CLARA C. LA FOLLETTE
Miss Clara Catherine LaFollette,
daughter of Congressman and Mrs. La-
Follette of the state of Washington, is
still in school but will be active in the
social affairs of the younger set iu the
national capital this winter.
Usefulness to Women
of Harem Skirts
By Dorothy T. Johnitone. Chicago
I am n young mnrrie 1
woman and am verv fond o!
having my clothes look clean
and up to date. 1 am not '
in favor of the harem skirt.,
nor would I wear one if
ninety-nine women out of
a hundred wore them. It is almost necessary, however, for women to wear
jkirta of that typo in order to keep them sanitary. Ix't me give you one I
I rode in a street car the other day. Where first I sat down a spitter
had defiled not only the floor but the heater. I changed iny seat, lint
found myself sitting next to another spitter.
Of what use are all the signs that are put in the cars, and what can ;
a woman do or eav when she see® these things?
I think that if the small sign that is stuck up in the corner of the
car "Fine From $1 to $5 for Each Offense," was put on the door in large
letters near the sign "Join the Anti-Spitting Crusade," it would, perhaps
do more good. But who is going to do the arresting when there is no
^officer in the car.
A rather eccentric man, calling on ;
a family blessed by an observant lit-1
son, wore kid gloves that had been'
cleaned. The little boy, seeming to!
be much attracted by the visitor,
stayed close at his side. "You like to
stand by Mr. Blank and hear his
funny stories, don't you Jimmie?"
presently asked Jimmle's father. "I
don't care about his stories," replied
the honest youngster, "but his hands
smell just like our automobile."
Honest Shoes at
FOR ALL THE FAMILY
You want your friends and relations to be pleased
with what they receive from you as an Xmas remember-
ance this year. You know that among those friends and
relatives there is at least a half dozen or dozen of them
that would rather receive an artistic portrait of you than
any thing you could send them. Try it this year, they
will be telling you all next year about it and how pleased
H. C. WATTON
All C«rs Lead to the Watton Studio
• The young man who starts In at this time will stand but little cahnce
without business training. The mercantile profession must be studied Just
the same as medicine or law. and too much praise canont be given the busi-
ness college.—JOHN WANAMAKER.
LEARN MORE 10 EARN MORE"
If the young men and women starting out in the business
world today knew the advantages of a commercial education,
more young people would be earning better salaries.
The young man from the country so very frequently
forges ahead of his city brother, to the leading positions in
business houses, that it is getting to be the usual thing in
speaking of big business men to say, "he was raised in the
country." The secret of their rise in most cases is—a com-
The knowledge of typewriting, bookkeeping, short-hand,
and the various other branches we teach, opens up hundreds of
opportunities for the young fellow who is equipped to fill
Be ready. Be prepared. When the opening to a good posi-
tion appears, it is up to you1 to be capable of filling it.
It is our life work to fit young men and women for busi-
ness. Hundreds of men and women in all walks of business
life in the Southwest today secured their training here. Ask
them if they were thoroughly and satisfactorily taught.
If yoli are sincere in wanting to fit yourself for the future;
in the time it will take and the cost, write to me personally for
JOHN M. HILL
Care Hill's Business College
Who comes to the Overholser in "Julus Caesar'
The Modern Idea: "Good Individual Tailoring at the price of Non-In-dividual Readymade."
Do you know OUR
$25 & $3Q tailoring?
Because this is an immense business, dealing in mill quantities, we can
stop our prices where most good tailors begin—and still give you good
tailoring, unimpeachable style, faultless fit—and matchless service. The
difference is mainly that of price and sentiment; and sentiment is
backed off the boards when a business man sees a monye-saving chance.
The fabrics are really fine, thoroughly shrunk, and certain to give splen-
did wear; the variety is great; the rest is up to us: nor do we under-
estimate the responsibility our guarantee binds us to.
You can pay as much for readymade guessfits if you can persuade
vourself that styles conceived six to nine months ago possibly can be
the stvles of today or that any garment made thousands alike possibly
can be in any way individual. You'll get no better value, poorer fit
and we make so quickly that readymade hasn't a word to say!
FINNINGER CO., Tailors
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