The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 5, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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Between All Peoples
By EDWARD BERWICK
Acting Pr.*dml of Ammcan SthooJ P#«c« l«gur
Human nature, according
to the War Traders' Naval
league and Armament syn-
dicate, is so unchangeably
choleric and pugnacious
that all talk of permanent
peace between peoples on h
basis of simple justice is the wildest of all wild theories, fortunately,
however, the centenary of the treaty of (ibent, which we this year crle-
brate, provides us not with "a theory but with a condition, which has
remained a world fact for 100 years.
In 1814 it was agreed by the terms of the above treaty that no war-
ships should be built, equipped or maintained on the great lakes which
form so large a part of the boundary between the United States of Amer-
ica and the dominions of Great Britain in Canada; except that four small
patrol vessels, or revenue cutters, armed with one gun apiece, might be
kept afloat by each power. Later this amicable understanding was so
enlarged that not a fortress was built to protect any part of the 3,000-mile
division line between Canada and the United States.
That the preparation for peace has successfully kept the peace nulli-
fies the War Traders' motto, "If you want peace prepare for war. Where
nobody is loaded nothing explodes.
Money and men are wanted the world over for national internal devel-
opments that would use the people's revenues reproductively instead of
The latest thing in superd read naughts costs $21,000,000. Its annual
maintenance adds a million, interest at five per cent, another million,
•wear and tear a third. In less than twenty years for all these millions
there remains only old junk, tombstones and debt. A single bomb dropped
from an aeroplane may produce this result at an earlier date after the
vessel is commissioned.
Need ail nations so waste their resources? Is not this country big
and progressive enough to go to the next Hague conference, tell of the
success of our century's naval holiday and urge all the world to join in
similar stipulations, at once so eminently necessary and satisfactory and of
such proved feasibility?
Let not any mere perfunctory ceremonial be our sole celebration of
the completion of such a notable naval holiday.
OSWALD VS. OLIVER
Oswald Wins the Girl this time. "Olivers' turn next
The handsome residence of I'nited States Senator Heed Smoot, at
2521 Connecticut avenue, during the winter was the scene of many gather-
ings of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of letter-Day Saints. Ke-
slding In Washington there are about 150 persons of the Mormon faith,
many of them holding positions in the government departments. There is
now no regular place of worship, and services will be held at the Smoot
home until the project to build an edifice is realized. Members of that
faith arc hopeful that the higher officials of the church will sanction the
building of a branch here along lines similar to chapels In Chicago, New-
York and Baltimore. The proposition Is expected to take tangible form
within a few months.
TOMB OF FEMALE STRANGER | HAD SPASMS OF FRIGHT
Pathetic Inscription Over Grave of
Woman Whose Identity Remains
Mystery 100 Years.
Only a few strangers In Alexandria
find their way to "The Female
Stranger's Tomb." This grave holds a
In September, 1816, there arrived In
Alexandria a man and woman of evi-
dent culture and distinction. They put
up at the City hotel and there the
woman, falling 111. died. The husband
would give no information of his name,
his home or any facts relating to the
woman. With drafts on Kngland he
bought a lot In St. Paul's ICplscopal
cemetery and caused a handsome mar
ble tomb to be reared there. One may
stand beside this tomb today and read
thereon the following inscriptions:
"To the Memory of a Female Stran-
ger, Whose Mortal Sufferings Termi-
nated on the 11th Day of October,
1816; Aged Twenty-three Years and
LOV TCO. I
tov on imc*
ILL TWCfc- Ofifr
i BE r THIS o )
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Woman Has Perfect
Right to Work
By Dorothy Bee Youngs, Milwaukee, Wi .
How often have we heard
the remark: "I won't work
for a woman?*' The sneer
is an unmanly weapon. The
writer heard a man who had
been discharged for dishon-
esty remark in the presence
House Convulsions at an End When 1
Barnhart's Mistake in Cipher-
ing Was Discovered.
The house of representatives was
thrown into temporary spasms of
fright the other day when Represen-
tative Harnhart of Indiana, chairman
of the committee on printing, an
nounced that the Congressional Rec-
ord cost $10,000 a day per copy.
He was pleading for economy, and
no one seemed to be paying any at-
tention to him, until he put this enor-
mous price upon each copy of tho
Congressional Record, which, if true,
would make it the most expensive pub-
lication ever dreamed of by man.
Everybody tried to speak at once.
The reason for this was that each
member has sixty copies of the Rec-
ord allotted to him for distribution In
It would not look well to have each
constituent read In the Record that
Eight Months. This Stone Is Placed j this daily compilation of the spoken
Here by Her Disconsolate Husband, in 1 wisdom of congress is costing a king's
Whose Arm® She Sighed Out Her La- j ransom
test Breath, and Who, Under God, Did i The noise was so great that Mr
His Utmost Even to Sooth the Cold. Harnhart did not have a chance to ex
Dull Far of Death. plain. At the height of the disturbance
J Representative Thomas of Kentucky
HoWnotnv 1 h°W va,u'd once ava,lB ,hP' gained the floor. He asked unanimous
To wh"m'i-f'at«Mi or t>\ *hom beirnt | consent to grant leave of absence to
Tt "i'i n i iuTh"Vrou!T«haii be.-I Mr. Harnhart for one week, in the
The First Advertiser.
FUN WITH THE DEACON F. Irving Fletcher, at one of the
Daily Ad club's brilliant dinners in
I New York, said in praise of advertis-
"I once urged the millionaire propri
etor of a very old and conservative
firm to advertise. But he replied:
" 'Why should I advertise? My house
is very old and it is very widely
'• 'Well, sir.' said I, "speaking with all
due reverence, Ood Is even older than
your house and he is even more wide-
ly known; and yet, from time to time,
he does not hesitate to call the people
to him with the sound of church
bolls ' "—New York Tribune.
SQUIRE STRATTON JUST '
HIM DOWN A PEG."
Talking About Costly Suits. It Seemec
the Squire Had a Whole Lot
Over the Deacon's Boy,
Home From College.
"None on us couldn't a-ben sot tc
gawkln' an' gapin' more not if a cir-
cus had come to town," said Bill San
ders, the Homer of Joe Hinn's grocer)
store up in Shinhopple, "the day Dea Army Officers' Conversation,
con Pennington's boy Dick come back Schopenhauer, the German pessl
home from school to visit the old folks mist, was asked one day to dinner by
an' wearin' that new suit o' hlsn. We a gentleman who had also Invited a
hadM t never see the likes o' setch a number of Prussian officers. Said one
"To Him Gave All the Prophets Wit-
ness that Through His Name Whoso-
ever Believeth in Him Shall Receive
Remission of Sins—Acts, 10 chap., 43
of the efficient woman who succeeded him : "Oh, well, petticoats are cheap.
Three or four decades ago only men were employed behind the lace
and ribbon counters. Placing girls in those positions met with a mighty
cry: "Women are crowding the men out." In about equal numbers boys
and girls ore born, the former free and equal, the latter handicapped by
prejudice, but with the same instinct for the preservation of life. The
[necessity of food and clothes is common to all. Why, therefore, the mas-
culine monopoly of the labor field ?
It has not
world with home
only occupations open to them. In these they were unmolested as long , cal|p(j attention to the fact that in the
as the pay was small or nothing at all, but with the opportunity for larger |ast congress he obtained unanimous
became chefs and ladies' tailors, and the woman who entered into com- Record
petition was clearly "out of her sphere." I langley wanted to know If the ln-
She should remain in the home, which she does not possess, earing ,liana member regarded that as ei
, , ... , (raneous matter.
for the huslmnd and children she may ne\er Mate. „j r(,torttHj *,5r Harnhart. "but
As to family quarrels that may ensue when women vole, let me say j ,na8mUoh as I was new on my job
that the wives will vote for the betterment of conditions affecting them- hen and it was my dog and he was
1 estic strife unit* a roan ' <>"«< . 1 dldnt have the heart to ob-
hope that during that time the gentle-
man from Indiana might give close
study to arithmetic and the multipli-
After the noise had subsided It was
discovered that Mr Harnhart had
I made a mistake In ciphering What he
EULOGY ON DOG WINS PRAISE meant was that the entire dally edi-
i tion of the Congressional Record cost
Member Who Kick, at Outside Re ; the government about *10,000.
marks in Record 's Compliment- ~
ed on hi. Own. UNCLE SAM'S PRESS AGENTS
r MV | Ut*IIIlilKl* ti llir uiuri uo; "ll1
been possible for men to furnish all the women in the | house Congressional Record be
ie«. In times past teaching, cooking and sewing were the 1 of random articles on subjects
1 , i i i 1 proceedings Kepresentative l
Representative Harnhart of Indiana Vigorous and Busy Newspaper Men
demanded the other day that the Employed to Exploit the Vari-
pruned out Departments.
proceedings Representative Langley Every mail carries out of Washing
ton thousands of letters and articles
selves and their children,
wants bad laws?
Why engage in dome*
More Demand for the
By H. LOWATER. Rock Elm, WU.
We are told this is the age
written by vigorous and busy news
paper men who have been engaged
to exploit the various departments
Enough material goes out daily to fill
the space of all the newspapers, mag-
azines and periodicals in the country
Some of these reports are real "news'
and are eagerly utilized by the press
Others continue the old conventional
dullness of government documents.
This movement shows that govern-
ed I ment executives are not only looking
I had forgotten whether It was toward a regulation of public affairs
your dog.'' replied Mr Langley, "or jn railroads and public utilities, but
whether the dog was dead; but I re- ; hyve adopted the plan of commercial
of the officers to Schopenhauer: "Why
do you put a frederic under your
plate?" "I have made a vow." replied
the philosopher, "to give this piece < f
money to a beggar the very first lima
I dine with the military without hear
Ing talk about women and horses. It
is fifty years since I made thi1 vow.
but 1 have not yet been called upon
to bestow my frederic in alius "
"The good ol' deacon was all but
tickled to death to see how that 'at
suit o' Dick's fetched us folks up all
standin'. an' when we allowed, ez wt
sot at Joe Hinn's store discussin' of it.
that it must 'a' cost a stack o' money
the deacon swelled up consider'ble an
" 'Now, I don't want to brag nor feel
a bit stuck up,' sez he, but Jes' oz true
ez I'm a-settln' here an' tellln' It to
you,' sez he, 'that suit cost that 'ai
boy o' mine Jes' $30/ sez he, an' he
went on an' sez that he'd bet nine
shillin* that his boy Dick was the only-
one In our little town, b'gosh, ez ever
had a suit ez cost the half o' $30. 'So!
sez the deacon. 'Hut 1 don't want tc
brag nor feel stuck up!' sez he.
"Well, we Jes" sot an' stared an
stared an gawked an' gawked.
had ever heard the likes o1 >30 fer a , ^ ^ ple<;e ^ whlch former|j,
suit! Then by an by we sorty started fm„. ar^i
in to chide the deacon fer setch ex
Of Course Not.
"Men are so unreasonable."
"My husband always expects me to
know where he left his old pipe. Do
I ever ask him where I put my pow
Japan's Rise In Commerce.
Japan, aside from shipping one-
Wh(, j third of her exports to the United
I States, now dominates the trade of
were largely obtained from Groat
Britain and America.
| garded it as a splendid piece of Eng organizations In exploiting theli*
of young men; that a whito , ush. and I thought it would improve j work realizing that if the genius of
(he record." the age is business, the genius of busi-
—— j Less Is advertising.
~ ArmiiiiT Singularly free from personal allu-
M0URNS FOR NEGRO SERVANT pj0ns the presswork of Uncle Sam
v sent out by mimeograph has been the
Georgia Representative So Overcome Inarked feature of the present admin
by Emotion He Could Hardly istration. and it is felt that through
Contain Himself. i ,h|8 means public opinion may be
molded to investigate those things
Representative Dudley M Hughes of which it is felt are worthy of public
• t'nrgia appeared in his seat In the ^ attention However much it may in-
house recently so overcome by emo- j ,erfere with the energetic correspond
tion he could hardly contain himself ,,noe 0f the press associations, a
\v hen one of his colleagues asked him p0||Cy 0f valuable investigation and
.hat the matter was he explained that SUggPStion has been initiated In the
an old negro woman Lottie Coode, prP8B service of the various depart-
* ho had been a nurse in his family for ments National Magazine.
la years, had died in Georgia. |
The grief of Mr. Hughes at the loss
f this servant serves to illustrate the
attitude of the average southern mem
ber of congress toward the negro as I bushel for thes
a ran- Mr Hughes has well defined 'Yes, ma'am
head is a dreadful disadvan- j
tape; that inen of fifty or,
more are not wanted. Ip
tliis true? Is there more de-
mand for young men today
than yesterday? Is a man "ripe" before fifty years of ape?
I will acknowledge that every age has had its brilliant young men,
but in the long run have they been the "safe men" at the helm? Who
compose the 90 per cent, of business men that fail ? Who grasp more than
they can hold?
Young men have always been looked upon as the possessors of enthu-
siasm and health, but is the matter of years the only test ? The agent at
the free labor bureau established by Illinois, whose office used to be in
Chicago, used to send men with gray heads to fill places that many younger
men were asking for. He told me once that it was not years that formed
his standard of measurement, hut enthusiasm; that physical labor called
for the young man, but skill, executive ability and many duties of clerk-
ship called for men of unwasted powers.
Too many young men were burning the candle of life at both ends
with a constant loss of steadiness and reliability, or they were not yet
awake to the full exercise of their powers.
ciH further the onlv difference between Edison and others was must maintain discipline
' 11 ,.,l« „n,l uas alwavs readv to nut his them. Some of them need a whipping
that Mr. Edison was awakened early and was always reaay to put nis .
shoulder under any load and lift.
Bacilli and Relations.
Mrs. Baye—"She is simply mad on
the subject of germs, and sterilizes or
filters everything in the house.'' Vis-
itor—"How does she get along with
her family?" Mrs. Baye—"Oh, even
her relations are strained."
Saved by Bursting Bottle.
The bursting of a bottle of soda wa-
ter saved by the family of Mr. J. G
"What?" cried the careful house-
wife. "You charge me one dollar a
answered the polite
views on this subject. i grocer. That Is the very lowest
These northern people don't know price we can sell them for.
ho* to treat the negro," he «aid. re-i "How Is It that I can fret them
cently "1 have about 200 of them at j from Brown s for 90 cents^then?"
ncine who are dependent on me. You
"I cannot say, madam. Perhaps Mr.
Brown has taken a fancy to you. He
is a widower and you are beautiful.
Unfortunately, I— Yes'm, one dollar "
travagance in that boy o' hisn, when
Squire Ike Stratton, alghin' ez though
the subjec' was painful, spoke up an
" 'I had a suit wunst. oh. mebbe
twenty years ago or so.' sez he, 'an It
beat all how long that pesky suit did
last! Winter, spring, summer, fall-
winter. spring, summer, fall—year
arter year fer a good five years, sez
he. 'Seemed like to me the dern thing
never would wear out.' sez he. 'But
then,' sez he, cheerin' up like an
smllin' at the ol' deacon. 'It orto lasted
some, 1 should think." sez he. 'fer ez
true ez gospel preachin',' sez he, 'that j (ij-ant, who reside in Sulver street,
suit cost mo Ave hundred good, up to ; Colchester, England, from death by
par dollar bills an' some odd cents)' nre a loud report awoke the occu-
sez he. shakin' his head an' shiftin his j pants of the house in the early hours
cud. True as gospel preachin'.' sez | of the ot)K.r niorning. Thre was
he. | smoke in their rooms, and a search
"Well! You should a-see the ol' I reveaied the fact that an oaken beam
deacon Jes' then He begun to stalk j beneath a bedroom floor was on Are.
to ards Squire Ike. shakin' his cane at j The sodawater bottle which acted as
htm tremendous, but so all consumin ( a ^re aiai*ni had been placed on a
mad he couldn't talk a word An' 'fore j sh(,lt near the beam, and had exploded
he got cooled down an' found his wj,cn became hot.
tongue Squire Ike smiled at him ag In ;
" 'But then that suit o' mine
wouldn't a-cost so much, deacon.' sez
he, 'If the Jedge hadn't socked the Jury
fees an' other costs ez went along with
the Jdegment onto me, an' if my con-
sarned cheatin' lawyer hadn t a
"But Jes' then the squire had to cut
hlBself off an' bust out a snortin'. fer
the way the good ol' deacon went
tearln' up the pike you mowt a-sot a
crock o' milk on his coattails.
Having been without a cold for 27
years, a French lady, who holds this
fortunate record, attributes it to the
following process. Each morning aft-
er taking a warm bath, she immedi-
ately sponges her throat, her face, and
the back of her neck and ears with
the very coldest water she can get for
about two minutes. In cold weather
one may feel inclined to shirk, she
says,, but the result of steady applica-
tion she has found a plentiful re-
Married Up In a Balloon.
Mrs. Violet Hart man, twenty-one
years old, known rs the bride of the
air," whose marriage in a balloon to
L>r Milo E. llartman was the opening
event of the national elimination bal-
loon races In Kansas City, in 1912,
died there in a sanitarium from pneu-
monia a few days ago.
Mrs. Hartman formerly was Miss
Violet Davis She left school when
she was a pupil to carry out the novel
marriage ceremony and honeymoon.
The two married while in the balloon
basket before 10,000 wedding guests.
They then sailed away. The balloon
landed In a pig sty on a farm 30
Got Even With Deputy.
A deputy of the Italian parliament
recently lost his shirt in a sleeping
compartment while on a railway Jour-
ney He wrote an Indignant letter to
the directors of the line, in which
he said: "It is shameful that the rail-
way servants, for whom so much has
been done by members of parliament,
should dare to appropriate the belong-
ings of passengers." A few days after
this protest he received a letter signed
by 2011 railway employes and enclos-
ing a postal order for 11.50, which, the
letter Bald, was the result of a small
collection, and which the railway men
hoped would enable bim to buy an-
Swiss Rainbow After Sunset.
A French astronomer recently had
the unusual experience of beholding
a rainbow in the Swiss Alps after sun-
set. It spanned a valley between two
mountains to the eastward, complete
and brilliant, 25 minutes after the
astronomical sunset, and portions of
It were visible for a half hour.
C. D. Bennett P. M. Pop^.
BENNETT & POPE
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Suits 1018-19-20 Colcord Bldg.
Phone Wal. 4776 Okla. City, Oki,a.
SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS!
All kinds of Garden and Field
Seeds. Seed Corn, Alfalfa,
Feterita, Sweet Clover, Kafir,
Millet, Cane, Beans, Peas, etc.
J. M ACRES
HAY, GRAIN AND FEED
104 W. California Okla. City
>pH"E Best Hose for the entire family, Men,
■t Women and Children, can always be found
in the "Ouyx" Brand.
-pOR Quality, Style and Wear, get a pair of
" "Onyx" Hose in Cotton, I^isle, Silk Lisle
or Pure Silk, from 25c. to $5.00 per pair—none
genuine without trade-mark stamped or.
every pair. Sold by all dealers.
Lord & Taylor - - New York
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