The Billings News. (Billings, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 10, 1911 Page: 1 of 4

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The bilungs news.
Volume XIII
Billings, Noble County, Oklahoma, Friday, November 10, 1911
Numb eh 9
Private Money to Loan on Farms for ShorJ or Long Time Mcirv & WriC*Ht
on either First or Second Mortgage ........ J <5
Fred Howe, who resided in Bill-
ings the winter of 1905-8 and fol-
lowed the carpenter trade, and for
three or four years previous had
owned and lived on a farm 51 miles
south and 2 east of here, which he
sold to C. H. McCaslin, attempted to
kill his wife and only daughter,
Pearl, fourteen years old, and then
shot himself, at their home near
Quinlan, Okla., Tuesday, Oct 31st.
He died almost instantly, but Mrs.
Howe and her daughter, it is thought
will recover, according to letters re-
ceived here by W. M. Carter, uncle
of Mrs. Howe. She is the daughter
of Mrs. W. C. Shaffer and is well
known in this section by all the old
settlers. Mrs. Shaffer and daughter
Edna have been at the daughter’s
and granddaughter’s bedsides since
receiving this terrible news.
Mrs. Howe and daughter were
struck over the head with the king
bolt of a wagon and both were in-
sensible when found by the neigh-
bors a few moments after, who had
been notified of the terrible tragedy
by the sons of Mrs. Howe. A young
son witnessed part of the tragedy
and fled to the field to inform his
older brothers, who went to the
neighbors for assistance.
Pearl, the daughter, is able to be
up now part of the time and is ra-
tional, hut Mrs. Howe is still uncon-
scious considerable of the time, but :
the doctors think she will recover.
Mr. Howe was in good financial
circumstances, owning a section of;
land in one body and had it well
stocked, and no possible motive for
such a most outrageous, damnable
act can be imagined.
quantity. The invaders congregated
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Huddleston and proceeded to the
new residence of Mr. Dorsett in a
body. When the intention of the
invaders dawned upon him, he
found himself powerless to anything
like express his appreciate in words
and requests us to heartily thank
again and again his good neighbors,
friends and flock for their silent
messages of good will toward him
and his. For over two hours a most
Local News.
Potatoes at Faragher’s $1.10 p
Geo. Burgin went to Enid. Wed-
nesday, on business.
W. W. Smith and wife went to
Enid, Sunday, returning Monday.
Dr. West will be here next Mon-
uiiu ms. * u. u.w ...w ..—„ ~ ........ day and remain all week to do den-
pleasant evening was spent in social tal work,
Kidney Troubles
Can be avoided. Kidney weakness is the forerunner of two dangerous di-
seases--Rheumatism and Bright's Disease. NYAL’s STONE ROOT COM-
POUND means strong, healthy kidneys, regular in their action and the
blood free of injurious waste matter. 50 cents and $1 .OO the Bottle.
_ WE recommend it.__
. . . . i ,• i who is sick.
It surely takes the young ladies
Henry Murray went to Abilene,
Kansas, Monday, to visit his mother,
Mrs. J. F. Cheatum received the
terrible news Friday of last week
that her father, S. D. Calkins, who
lived at McMillin, Washington, was
killed the day before in attempting
to cross a railroad track. She re-
ceived the particulars in a letter
early this week. Mr. Calkins left
home with a neighbor to go to town
and had to cross the track. A
through fast passenger train struck
him just as he stepped onto the
track. It was at a sharp curve with
high banks and an approaching train
could not be seen. Instead of run-
ning over him he was thrown on
top the cowcatcher and carried four
miles before the trainmen knew1
anything about it. When the train
was stopped and the crew went for-
ward to see how bad he was hurt,
they found that he was dead and
evidently had been killed instantly,
and strange as it may seem, his
body showed no signs of the terri-
ble manner in which he met his
death. Mr. Calkins visited his
daughter here over a year ago and
will be remembered by many who.
met him, who deeply sympathize
with the bereaved family and rela-
tives. _
Editors generally succumb when
they receive a good pounding from
just one individual, but a minister
seems to emerge from the poundings
of a score or more much better off;
than when the affray commenced.
Anyway that was the case with j
Rev. S. E. Dorsett, Tuesday evening, i
waen more than a score of his
flock and their friends pounced in
u[K>n him and family at their home
just after dusk. The attack could
not have been more surprising had
it been of an opposite nature than it
was, for Mr. Dorsett and family had
not partaken of the evening meal
when these well wishing and free
hearted guests invaded their doini-;
cile heavily laden with provisions
of nearly every kind and great in
to arrange nil evening of entertain-
ment that bristles with wholesome
amusement of a very diversified na-
ture. The 3x7 social given by the
Willing Workers of the M. E. church,
Tuesday evening, in the Iraizer
building was, for unique features,
one of the best ever given in this
community. Upon payment of sev-
en cents at the door one was per-
mitted to enter the room and gaze
to their hearts content upon the
twelve white booths arranaged on
either side. If you wished to fath-
om the depths of all them it cost
you twenty-four cents more. Most
of the large crowd present did and
this what they say: Both No. 1,
‘The Wonders of a Girls Life” con-
tained a rattle, six dolls, go-cart,
young man’s picture, copy of divorce
laws, hair rat, horse and buggy pict.
No. 2, 'The Wonders of a Boy’s
Life,” contained a boy doll, wagon,
pretty girl, wedding and divorce
scene, and auto picture.
No. 3, “Baby Display,” dolls of all
No. 4, “Largest Cabbage Head," a
tub containing a mirror surrounded
by cabbage leaves, all covered over
with a cardboard, which the investi-
gator must remove.
No. 5. “Ferris Wheel," a large
implement wheel placarded with a
photo of Guy Faris.
No. 6. “Merry-go-round," Mary
Zodney turning arojind.
No. 7. “Moviug, Picture Show,
a revolving post card case filled with
comic sections of the Sunday pa
No. 8. “Menagerie,” chip of wood
with picture of monkey thereon,
representing chipmunk; bull bat for
bat, fur for boa; sausage for ground
hog; butter for goat, etc.
No. 9. “Fortune Teller," Miss
Ruby Brown presiding.
No. 10 "King of the Barnyard,
rooster in a cage.
No. 11. "Agriculture,” big potatoes,
pop corn, etc.
No. 12, “Souvenir Ring Given
Away by the Largest Man,” pict-
ure of a large man and a bell to ring.
Lunch of doughnuts, pumpkin pie.
and coffee were served to all paying
the seven cents entrance fee at the
The neighbors, and relatives of
Mrs. Frank Daniel, to the number
of over thirty, planned and carried
out minutely and successfully a
surprise birthday dinner on her Fri-
day, November 3rd. Each brought
with them baskets filled to the lim-
For Sale -Kaffir corn on the
William Gilpin farm, 5 miles east.
and 2 south of Billings.
N. Ensminger arrived yesterday
to spend a few days looking over
his place and crop conditions.
Horse shoeing has been cut 50
cents per set from the old price.
Work guaranteed.—Thus. Young.
Mrs. W. L Wells returned to her
home in Crescent Wednesday, leav-
ing Mrs. Ryland well on the road to
Organs and Sewing Machines
repaired. All work guaranteed.
Charges reasonable. Phone 58.—
C. C. Ellington.
The Enterprise Blacksmith Shop
is prepared to paint your buggy
right. Let them figure with you on
the job you need done.
The Union Cemetery Association
will serve supper Saturday evening,
Nov. 18. Everybody invited to
come out and assist in this good
Otis Herron returned Wednesday
from his health seeking stay of sev-
eral months in Colorado. He re-
ports feeling much better and hav-
ing gained considerable in weight.
Mrs. Amos Christie is entertain-
ing her father, who arrived here
Tuesday fiom a summer’s visit with
relatives in the northern states. He
spent last winter here with his
J. E. Glines’ car of apples did not
arrive until yesterday and will be
on track here untill all are sold.
Come in prepared to take out what
you will need during the winter.
They are good ones and won't last
Roy West returned Tuesday from
an overland trip to Caldwell and |
from there by train to Anthony to
see Mrs. West’s father, who is sick.
He reports Kansas very dry, in fact, |
looking as bad or worse than we j
were at this time last year. The
wheat is not showing above the
ground. The rain last Sunday did
not extend north of Deer Creek, he \
Mr. and Mrs Emil Blanck, Mr.
and Mrs. Tim Crossfield and Leo
Minehan returned Wednesday from
their two months stay in North Da-
kota, threshing. The weather was
too cold to permit of them finishing
up all the threshing they had in
Jeweler and Engraver
Watch and Clock Repairing
Corner pharmacy
The “NYAL” Drug Store.
Lou Loewe, Pharmacist-Prop.
Business Phone 49
Residence Phone 39
The Enterprise Carriage Works
Located in the West Room on the Lower Floor of the Fraternal Home Bldg.
They carry a good stock and are prepared to do your Buggy, Carriage, Wagon
Work, Repair your farm implements, and do your Horse-Shoeing in a mechanical
I way. Will be glad to welcome all of our old patrons and many new ones, ( all
and see us, anyway.
Pln„. 11. H. C. WOODWORTH, Prop.
Fall Trading is at Its Best
The frosty nights of November are reminding us all of
the imperative needs of warmer apparel. The store is
crowded every day with eager shoppers and our store
folks are on the jump from morning to night to supply
the demands of our customers. Nearly all you need and
all you want in general merchandise can be satisfactorily
supplied under this roof. We wish to emphasize that
word SATISFACTORILY, for we admit that no
purchase is completed here until the purchaser is satis-
fied. Our styles, qualities, prices, aud obliging store ser-
vice all enter in towards making of you a customer who
will gladly come again. If you hud us worthy of your
pationage, we want your trade.
Following we tell vou of some especially interesting things that will he
with them baskets filled to the lim- si(,ht They threshed several days ’
it of the choicest viands their cal- durinf, snow 8lorm8 with the ther- I
niotneter at zero. It has gotten as
low as four below there already.
inary experience could make. This
we can attest, for being unable to
be present, a full basket was brought
to oiir sanctum for our approval.
Mrs. Daniel was surprised beyond
speech. This feast was not all that
was in store for her, for after the
meal was done due justice to she
was informed that site was to be
the recipient of a fine writing desk,
from those gathered there, as a
memento of the occasion.
Chester, the fourteen months old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Woods,
died at the family home, 41 miles
north anil 1 east of Billings, Satur-
day morning, November 4th, 1911,
of diphtheria. Interment was made
in the U. B. cemetery Sunday morn-
ing at 11 o'clock. The funeral ser-
vices were conducted by Rev. Wil-
liams, pastor of the Baptist church,
of Tonkawa at the grave, attended
2 Blue Serge $18.00 Tailored Suits, $13 00
2 Blue Merge 20 00 Tailored Suits, 15.00
1 Blue Serge 23.50 Tailored Suits,
1 Blue Serge 21 00 Tailored Suits,
2 Blue Serge 15 00 Tailored Suits,
2 Blue Cheviot 20.00 “ Suits,
1 Brown Serge 21 00 “ Suits,
3 Novelty Worsted 18 00 Suits,
1 Novelty Worsted 12.50 Suits,
1 Novelty Worsted 16.00 Suits,
1 Novelty Worsted !7.50 Suits,
18 50
10 00
11 00
Ail Millinery I off as long as it lasts.
)New York Rackety
1 Autumn Winds==
Guard your complexion against the weather wear of this season Hough and “Vt^sVlonirlv ns V.* ’knoTts formula. It is
REXALL CREAM OF ALMONDS .....................
fails to please you bring hack the empty bottle and we will return your money. ___ -/j^g

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