Perry Enterprise-Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 26, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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Official Paper of Noble County and City of Perry
VOLIM i<: \
PKHKY, NOBLE C (M'NT V, OKLAHOMA. Till'USDA V. AI (J. 2C, 1S07.
X I'M 15 EK .11
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS,
At Their New Place of Business,
Oorner 6th and 0 Sta. Perry, Oklahoma
They Are Now Fully Prepared
With a large increased stock and
facilities to supply their customers
with Groceries of the VERY BF.ST
GRADES and at the LOWEST
Purchasing Goods in Large Quantities
FOR THEIR WHOLESALE TRADE ENABLES THEM TO
SAVE MITCH IN FREIGHTS WHICH THIIY (JIVE TO THE
RETAIL C U S TO M K K S U V M A KIN O PR IC E S LO W ER Til A N
THEIR COM PET1TORS. A* the matter of price now a day
:■ the major question to be considered bj consumer* in pur-
chaalng, It will be well to patronize
DAILY 10c Per Week.
KF.KKLY $1 00 Per Yea*
JACOB DOLD PACKING CO.
CURERS AND JOBBERS OF
Packing House Products.
■. ' ■'
v, ■ - I
r i t Si
EAGLE BRAND HAMS AND BACON.
Specialties; m Perfection Brands of
Hams, Breakfast Bacon,
Nous Belter, S ^ Isi
Ask your Grocer for our Meats and Lard.
Quality HIGH, Price LOW.
Jacob Dold Packing Co.,
We'also want your live hoys. Ask us for market quo-
tations. Largest Buyers in this section.
The Mail Who Shot Booth
bett Did Not Prove &u<
Lecturer—-Fir*t Pair of .\rn«y Shoe
s Too Large.
Pl'SH the little
Their Jobbing Department
Is well stocked with a full supply of
goods, which they will furuish to the
retail trade of Oklahoma, at Chicago,
Kansas City or Wichita prices.
That s e"ms t-
From dull cbl
Vain hope! T
They hold no
Nor In the da
A nam'- or two nv
A moment's pause
behind all hu-
or here the grass is
And underneath In
With fare* to the si-
The villagers of
times gone by.
With careless rye I
read each name
e a moment's claim
t heavy blame.
lights ai long,
,-ots are strong,
and that Is all.
Enough: they lived their little
Where pleasant ways and s\
S /V\ 1 T H BROTHERS.
You Will Always be Satisfied.
And Pleased by Doing Business With
- WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCERS,
Corner 6th & C St3,, Perry, 0. T.
PERRY MILL COMPANY]
BEST EQUIPPED MILL IN THE TERRITORY.
Capacity 500 Barrels.
Export and jobbing orders solit ted Special attention to home
A f lrnp! > faith tn sooth"
Was theirs from youth
And closed their eyelids ■
T pare a little further on
Then pause beside a sim
Where all the grass is o
A simple stone, whose rc
The tender nairn* of th
Vnheedlng time that st:
With dull, slow footsteps over all
Close to the old, gray churchyard
I read *
With all Its llttl-
At length I rra«
An open space t
That waits for
first pair of 1
Enterprise - Times.
Official City and County Paper.
Lejral Blanks. Scale Books, Dodgers,
Briefs, stationery, etc.
PROMPT ATTENTION GIV-
EN T<) ALL ORDERS.
Reminiscence of th
New York Press "Tin
shoes I had in the army.'* said the old
soldier, "were two sizes too big for me.
I wore sixes; my first army shoes were
eights. 1 didn't take them from choice
—I got the nearest I could to my size.
We were being fitted out from head to
foot for the first time—that was when
we were mustered in—and the required
number of pairs of she- . of assorted
sizes, had been delhi • .i to each com-
pany. When I got at them they were
culled over so much that there was
noothing left smaller than eights.
"I didn't think it would be possible
for me to wear a shoe two sizes too big
for me, but I tried a pair on. They
were brogans, having flaps, with two
eyelets on each side, l.i dug over the
instep with leather shoestrings. They
tied snugly, so that the heel and often
pirt cf the shoe, and the sole, did not
shuck on my foot. The forward part of
my foot felt as though it were outdoors,
hut I thought they might do. I had to
have a pair of shoe.- : d I took them.
"1 wore those shoes for months, and
with the greatest comfort. They were
enormous, or they looked so to me. As
soon as I began to wear them the thick
leather of the uppers humped tip into
big, round ridges, with valleys between
them, across the top, giving the top
of the shoe a sort of fluted or corru-
gated effect. These corrugations re-
mained always just the same as long
as I wore the shoes. They were not
what you would call a handsome shoe,
hut. as I said, they did not shuck
around on my feet, and they were
"But It doesn't follow that after that
I always got shoes two sizes too big
for me; as a matter of fact, I didn't;
hut I always got shoes plenty large for
me; plenty, and found comfort in wear-
"Sometimes we used to draw boots;
cavalry boots. And it was kind o' fun
to get boots. I rem inber very well
the first pair of boots 1 drew. 1 thiuk
I felt (perhaps In a little mnturcr sort
1 of way, though not so much so. either)
about as much pleased over that pair
of boots as I did with my first red-tops
when I was a boy. To get on a pair
of cavalry hoots sort of made a man
j feel a little bit less like a plodding in-
i fantryman, and a little morn like a cav-
1 alryman; It gave him a sort of horse-
! and-saber touch. Hut this was only as
he walked down the company street af-
! ter drawing the boots from the quarter-
| master; the next day. on picket, the
j hoots were the same to him as shoes
would have been.
Still there were men who preferred
hoots and always dr< w hoots when they
could get them. But for myself 1 like
shoes better. A mounted man, of course,
wants boots; but according to my no-
tion the most comfortable thing for an
Infantry soldier to wear Is a good,
roomy shoe that can be made snug
enough somewhere so that it won't
shuck on the fo ;t."
Man W In* Shot Itootli.
It will be remembered that Boston
I Corbett, the man who killed J. Wilkes
POR Booth, lived for many years in Cloud
■ county, Kansas. About ten years ago
j he was elected doorkeeper of tho Kan-
I sas house of representatives and while
Cor* holding that position went crazy and
was sent to the asylum. Later he was
released froin custody and went off to
Texas, where it is presumed he died.
The discussion now going on in the
periodicals over the death and burial
of Booth re -alls to the editor of the
Concordia Empire that, something like
a dozen years ago, the ladies of the
Presbyterian church in that town seized
upon the idea of having Corbett give a
lecture upon the killing of Booth, and
a committee was appointed to wait
upon him. One of the committeemen
was the editor of the Empire, and h."
thus describes what followed:
"We found hi in at home in his dug- i
out, a kind of hole in the side of a steep .
hill with a brownstone front and u 1
i roof of brush, clay and clapboards.
There was hut one room and the furni-
ture was an old stove, a table, a chair,
a home-made bed, a. trunk, a box or J
two. a weil-worn Bible, and a varlet>
of firearms. Mr. Corbett had received
a pension of several hundred dollars a
short time before and invested what he 1
had not given away to others that h<*
' thought might he needing money in a
j flock of sheep. A herd of antelopes
| would have served him just as well—he
':ad no practical knowledge of the use
' of sheep. Hi was very hospitable, told
i us much of his history and readily con-
! sented to deliver a lecture on the cap-
ture of Booth and his experiences in
"A packed house greeted him on the
night set. By way of introduction the
choir sang a song. Some sentiment of
the song set him off on a regular ser-
mon (he was in the habit of preaching
occasionally) and for nearly an hotir
| he talked, but failed to "ither capture
j Booth or get to Andersonville. At
i last the v reminded him that he
1 was to talk of Andersonville and
| Booth. lie apologized for his forget-
fulness. and in about a dozen words
j told that he was captured and landed
J safe inside the walls of Andersonville
! prison. The first man he met was an
J old t-. luaintance, who told him that
over in a certain portion of the prison
! they were* holding a prayer meeting.
Ho w« : dfr t y : , it. T..< n hn talked
for half. h ur al ut the prayer meet-
Booth, he apolc
stance 'We s
which we foun
s his description
en held in Cloud
jackwo-'ds of Arkansas,
tied again that he was
about the capture of
)gized, and said in sub-
urrounded the barn in
d he had taken refuge.
ler, hut he
to the barn,
of our men
i shoot him
i k, saw him
p him from
; lefused. We then set fir.
By the light he saw one
. and raised his revolver t
I I was peeping through a c:
raise his arm. and to ke
killing one of our men I fired and killed
him. The bullet went into his head in
nearly the same course as his bullet
| had entered Lincoln's head.' This is
j ; s full a history as he saw fit to give
of . n incident that had called fort1*
I many long articles during the last
hlrty years, and about which none
knew more than did our neighbor. Bos-
ton Corbett." -Kansas City Journal.
Growth or the German Navy.
The growth of the German navy
I since 1872 has been extraordinary. Ac-
j cording to figures quoted in the reich
I .-tag, the increase in naval expendi
| tun s -ince that date has been 527 pei
j cut. says the Fortnightly Review.
| The outlay of the North German con-
i iv deration in 1870 was only £1,201,000
| in 1&85 that of the German empirt
j stood at £2,119,000; while at the daic
I of the Emperor William II.'s acces-
I sion it was £2.700,000, which by last
year had risen to £4,315,000. The pro-
posals of the German admiralty for the
present year involved an expenuiturc
of £6.450,000. of which more than £C.-
000,000 has been voted by the reich-
stag. During the present reign—in ■*
period, that is to say, of nine years-
no less than eighty-six new units have
been added to the fleet. But ye!
neither Kaiser William nor Admiral
Hollmann is satisfied. Like Oliver
Twist, they are asking for more, and
are making it very obvious that ihe>
intend to get more. The program of
ships to he commenced during the next
four years was not, indeed, a particu-
larly large one. It involved the con-
struction of four battleships, six
large cruisers, six smaller cruisers and
thirty-six torpedo craft. What prob-
ably alarmed the reichstag was tne
hint that war was coming at no very
distant date, and the scarcely veiled
pretensions to dispute with
the command of the sea. Tho de-
mands, too. were suddenly put forward
and public opinion had not been fully
prepared for them. The consequence
was that the public and the relonstag
were bewildered and refused to be
rushed Into a great outlay for an ob-
Justice is the key note of the world,
and all else Is ever out of fune; It is
the Idea *>f God. the ideal of man, the
rule of conduct writ in t'.ie nature of
mankind T. Parker.
RELIGION AND REFORM ALL
OVER THE WORLD.
A Prayer Heard and Aimircred—IIow u
Sailor Wan Saved from a Vfaterj
Orave by a Few Karue^t Words to
God—Idcutilled with a Great Cause.
TIIOU, to whom In
The lyre of Hebrew
bards was strung
Whom kings adored
in song sublime
Ami propneta prais-
ed with glowing
Not now on lion's
Thy favored wor-
Nor where, at sultry
i. on. thy Son
Bat weary by the patriarch's well.
From every place below the t-kies.
The grateful song, the fervent prayer,
The Incense of the heart, may rise
To heaven, and lind lie : , tance there.
•To Thee shall age, with snowy hair,
A.'.d strength ar.«l beauty, bend the knee;
And childhood l:-p, with reverent air,
Its pnaees and its prayers to thee.
0 Thou to vhom in ancient time,
The lyre ot prophet bards was strung!
To Thee, at last, in every clime,
Shall tempest rise, and praise he sung.
A Prayer Heard and Answered*
In November, looti, I was capsized in
an open boat in Galveston bay. Being
something of a sailor, I tried to right
her. I took out the mast and ballast,
then placing myself at the «tern tried
to roll the water out of her. The sea
being very high, could not succeed, and
becoming exhausted by my efforts to
save myself, I got into the boat and
sat down, or kneeled down, holding a
gunwale in each hand. At this time,
1 was quite exhausted and seemed to
have lost presence of mind, through
great fear of loss of life, etc. It was
a dark night miles from land, and no
possibility of human aid at that time
and place, a heavy wind, and waves
Stripped to my underwear, spray fly-
ing over me every moment, I was being
chilled to death, and, as 1 thought,
about to perish. I thought of God, and
as I had been taught in youth, believed
that all things were po. -:ble with him,
I prayed. I asked him to save me from
a watery grr I don't remember just
1 the words I u- ?d, but God was there
and heard me, and answered as soon
as I asked hin.. without a moment's
delay. He saved me! Who else could
have done it? Remember the situation.
Kneeling in the water waist deep, with
wind and spra> flying over me. chilled
near unto death, paralyzed with fear,
no human hand near to help, God, in
his love and mercy, sent into my body
a glowing warmth, wonderfully warm-
ing me up, restoring my presence of
mind, and casting out all fear, and giv-
ing me this thought. Who wishes
God's help must help themselves." So
I seized a paddle which I had secured
ly jamming under a thwart, and work-
i ed with it all the long night, and until
T was pirkcd up by a Houston steamer
next morning and carried to Galves-
ton. Yours sincerely. Wm. E. Parker.
Identified with a Great Cause.
Young man and woman, the effect
of your life's work, your individual
success and influence and power will
depend more on what you identify
! yourself with than upon any other sin-
gle condition whatsoever. What would
Paul be without his identification with
the Christian gospel? What would Co-
lumbus be without his relations to a
new continent? Do you not see that
by as much as you derogate from his
peculiar relations as discoverer, you
subtract from his claim upon remem-
i bra nee? What is Watt without his
' engine? What is Fulton without his
! steamboat? What is Morse or Cyrus
, Field without electric telegraph and
cable? What is Lincoln except for iden-
tification with emancipation and a re-
united nation? If tins item does not
seem as significant to you as it does
to me, I can better impress the thought
if I turn it around. I have a New Eng-
5 land orator in mind whom, except for
the properties of the occasion, I would
name, who in the first section of his
life identified himself with the pioneers
to Bleeding Kansas. No one was so
eloquent a champion of our brother in
black. Now. while our orator was
j identified with a great cause, he took
j dignity and quality and renown from
| ir But. emancipation being past, he
j allied himself with a large number of
relatively unimportant and doubtful
| issues and seemed to many, except by
1 reminiscence, a very ordinary individ-
| ual, without much of a message, lin-
gering belated on the stage of life. In
himself he was as great In the last
; CJtuse as in the first. His powers were
better d velop his utterance more
, affluent, his prestige and influence un-
^ ipeakably enhanci I j et all the while
| he, the possessor of uncommon gifts,
was becoming smaller. Let me ham-
mer on that nail again, young friends
—your success and power will be de-
'ermined by what you identify your-
self With. K< v. .! L. Hill, to students
• f Washhurne College.
of your sin, and feel as though it was
a shame to meet with those who have
no such trouble? Never mind; if ther«
is help for you anywhere on the eartli
it is in the house of the Lord; and then
is help for you here beyond all ques
tion. Do you think you could do bet-
ter al ie? I doubt that, but if 1 was
sure of it I would otill say: Who arc
you, that you should do this, when
by your presence and hand and heart
you can help so many who cannot gc
alone, and help us also to help them'1
Is God not to be worshiped in the
woods and sweet country lanes, and in
the hidden nooks of the hills, and oc
the mounts, that are all Mounts of
'I ransflgurattion on the devout heart?
Surely, surely. But I will say that the
nicst holy place is that which ha3 been
made holy through the mighty cry o!
human hearts in their sore trouble
wlere men- and women have found
peace through believing; where the
perpetual appeal is made for the soul's
highest welfare; and where the light
' Shining high and clear toward
the everlasting life where we can find
the angels in human guise and under
it all and through it all worship the
Eternal Immortal, Invisible—whom nc
man has seen or can see—God over
all, blessed for evermore and say with
cur whole heart, as the good, sweet day
comes round, "I was glad when they
said unto me, let us go into the housf
of the Lord."—Robert Collyer.
Nature and Nature's God.
Nature is a vast and magnificent ma-
chine stored full of sublime forces. Sci-
ence teaches us how to lay our hands
upon those forces and make their
obedient to U3; it is because scienc<
! lias taught us the laws of nature thai
: we can make them do our bidding
But nature is more than a machine
: i.ature is also a book. In its pages ar«
written transcendent truths. To studs
nature is not merely to learn the laws
| ai u forces which we can make to grinc
j ur flour for us, or transport us acrosi
a continent, or flash intelligence to ui
under the depths of the sea. To studj
nature is also to understand what has
j been written in this book, what is re-
1 vealed in the pages of this book. W«
oome to nature as we come to the hier
oglyphics in ancient lands, strange In
icriptions which we study for a whili
- and out of which, by and by, bit by
1 bit, make out some old history. Sc
! we come to the foot-prints of the Cre
i ator in the rocks: to the record of a
i life long gone by inscribed In carbonif
ercus strata. So we come to the recorr
I of the activities God has in the worlc
to-day In flower, in herb, in trees, ir
manifold manifestations: and as w<
look to see what it is that is written
In this book, we draw aside the veil
and behold the soul that palpitates be-
neath it.—Lyman Abbott, D.D.
tho House of God,
Are you borne down by the burden
From Bar Room to Association Head
A very significant event has occurred
in the city of Laconla, N. H„ an eveni
that has aroused a deep interest, al
though in different ways, among al
classes. About six weeks ago the As-
scc.ation succeeded in securing quar-
ters in a building that for nearly fortj
yiars had been used as a saloon foi
gambling and for nearly every othei
form of Iniquity, and in fact had beei
one of the most notorious resorts foi
evil in the city. For the last Ave yeari
the Association has been located on thi
third floor in rooms which furnlshec
cramped and inconvenient quarters
Unavailing efforts have been made re-
peatedly to bring about a change, unti
through the influenco ot one of th!
members the present quarters were se
cured. They comprise a room 30x32
feet on the ground floor and four good
sized rooms on the second floor, verj
conveniently arranged; the work o:
renovating and repairing was done al
most wholly by the members, the busi
ness men furnishing material. On thi
first floor there will be a reading room
and small gymnasium, with baths; on
the second floor an ollce, game room
parlor and boys' room. The building
is centrally located, where hundred!
of men pass daily. During the summei
the first floor is being used as a sum
mer garden. It Is a most dellghtfullj
ecol and Inviting place in the hot sum
mer evenings, and is already well pa-
tronized. Many who never thought oi
climbing two flights of stairs are now
constant visitors, and among theii
number may be found former patron!
of the saloon. The prospects for a
strong work are very bright and en-
Visions of Noble Living.
In prayer one sees ideais of moral
character after which he struggles, and
wlncu put his present self to shame.
Theie is a nobler life which he longs
tor, and which, it seems to him, he
would give everything else to possess.
We should be sorry for the man who
had never felt these holler throbs oi
aspiration, nor ever cared to uttet
ihem. We should rather have our chil-
dren die than never l>e stirred by these
divine vlslors of nobler living.—Rev
Charles F. Dole.
The kingdom of heaven is at hand
just where we are. It is Just as near
us 83 our work is, for the gates oi
heave I for each soul lies In the en-
deavo. to do that work perfectly.—w
C. U arnett.
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