The Wister Informer. (Wister, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 23, 1904 Page: 3 of 8
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- THE X IMFOR^ER -
BY J. MATTHEWS.
ISSUED EVERY SATURDAY AT WISTER, I. T.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
Entered as '2d class mutter at tbe Post
Office at Wister, Ind. Ter.
The sins of alcohol are often
celebrated, but usually the alco-
hol so vituperated is in the form
of whiskey, gin or other com-
pound intended ostensibly for
pleasure. It is a satisfaction,
therefore to see the evil assailed
in a form which wears the garb
of virtue. Mr. Bok, the famous
purveyor of manners and morali-
ty, is a man of contrast. Not
long ago he published an essay
on extortion in New York, which
from end to end was undiluted
fake. Now however, he appears
with an article of which any jour-
nalist might be proud, attacking
an outrage with truth and poten-
cy. The people who eat or drink
pattent medicines number mil-
lions. Some do it to save doctor
bills, others because they find the
patent medicine more effective,
since no reputable doctor would
give in quantity and kind what
the patent medicine contains.
Beer contains from 2 to 5 per
cent of alcohol. Lydia Pink-
ham's Vegetsble Compound con-
tains 20.6 per cent alcohol, Paine
Celery Compound 21 per cent al-
cohol, Ayer's Sarsaparilla 26.2;
Hood's Sarsaparilla 18.8; Vinol
18.5; Pe-ru-na 35 per cent alco-
hol; Parker's Tonic 41.6; Boker's
Stomach Bitters 44.3; Warner's
Safe Tonic Bitters 35.7, in fact
all such patent medicines contain
over double the quantity of alco-
hol as found in Beer. Opium, di-
gitalis, and other powerful drugs
also add to the power of these
' 'medicines by which drunkards
are formed and babies are poison-
ed at the breast.
Nothing succeeds like success,
and a person who has been cheer-
ed by one of these compounds
goes about enthusiastically urg-
ing it on his friends. Much vir-
tue in a name. Call a mixture
by some moral title and thous-
ands will swallow and advocate
it, who would hesitate at absin-
the, beer or gin. The law, that
forbids harmless oleomargarine
to be sold as butter, does not pre-
vent these poisons from being
sold as "non-alcoholic."
The Woman's Christian Tem-
perance Union busies itself with
such important matters as chris-
tening ships with wine. Life in-
surance companies, more intelli-
gent, have begun to ask their ap-
plicants whether they have the
habit of using patent medicines.
These preparations are popular in
A. M. McDONALD
CARRIES A FULL LINEOF
call and get prices.
I Handle the Best of Goods
BEST PRICES IN TOWNS*
The old reliable Mississippi pants
"Call at New Stone Building
-North Side Railroad Tracks
CALL AT GEO. W. HUFF'S
FOR HOT LUNCH
AT ANY HOUR NIGHT OR DAY.
Fresh Bread, Pies, Cakes and cold Lunches served.
Canned goods, Candies, Nuts, Fruits, Tobacco and Cigars.
TONSORIAL + A RTIST
Everything First class and at fair prices.—:
AGENTS FOR ROYAL TAILORS.
FOR REAL COMFORT STOP AT
Chas. Forrester, Prop. — Wister, I. T.
Table Furnished with the Best the Market Affords.
W. R. CRAIG,
Yale, Okla., will celebrate her
second picnic on Aug. 1-2.
Fruits, Nuts, Cigars & Tobaccos.
Cool, Refreshing Drinks at all times.—Come to see me—
MANY HOURS SAVED BY NEW
TRAIN SERVICE ON FRISCO.
The Frisco System is now operating a
through passenger traiu between Hoope
Ark., and Sherman, Texas, via Ashdown,
Hugo, Durant, Mead June and Denison.
Tbe West bound train leaves Hope at
8.05 a. m., Ashdown at 9.29 a. m., arrives
Hugo 1.05 p. m., connecting with the fast
limited train which reaches St. Louis at
7.20 and Kansas City at 7.10 next morn-
ing; it also connects at this point with
traiu for Paris, Texas. The new train
then leaves Hugo at 3.35 p. in., after ar-
rival of the fast train from St. Louis,
reaches Durant at 5.50 p. m., Deuison at
7.00 p. m. aud Sherman at 7.20 p. m.
Tbe East bound traiu leaves Sherman
at 9.20 a. m., Deuison at 9.40 a. m., Du-
rant 10.52 a. m., arrives at Hugo 1.00 p.
M., connecting with limited train for St.
Louis and Kansas City and with train
for Paris, Texas, leaves Hugo at 3.30 p.
in., after arrival of fast train from St.
Louis, arrives Ashdown 7.01 p. m., Hope
at 8.25 p. m. By this service passeugers
living adjacent to this line of the Frisco
are saved many hours time in traveling
to points in all directions.
Full particulars as to rates, etc., cheer-
fully furnished by the nearest Frisco
Agent oi L. W. PRICE, D. P. Agt.
TIME FOK HOLDING COURT.
The following are the dates for holding
U. S. court in the Central District:
Atoka—1st Monday in January; 4th
Monday in April, first Monday in Oct.
Durant—2d Monday in February; 1st
Monday iu June; 5th Monday in Oct.
Antlers- 3d Monday in March; 1st in
September; 1st in December.
Poteau—3d Monday in January; 2d
Monday in April; 3d Monday in Oct.
South McAlester—4th Monday in Feb.
2d iu May; second in November.
Judge Humphrey has been ordered by
the Court of Appeals to hold court at the
following places, to-wit: Atoka. Durant
Summer Excursion Bulletin
St. Louis—Very low rates all season.
Colorado—Very low rates all summer.
Through sleeper service.
Chicago—Very low rates all summer.
Great Lake Resorts—Very low rates
Atlantic City—One fare plus 82.00
round trip. July 9-10.
Indianapolis — One fare plus $2.25
round trip. June 26-27.
St. Joe—One fare plus $2.00 round
trip. June 28-30.
Cincinnati—One fare plus $2.25 round
trip. July 15-17.
West Baden and French Lick Springs
—One fare pins $2.00 round trip. July 25
Louisville—One fare plus $2.25 round
trip. August 16-29.
For full information call on your
nearest ticket agent.
GEO. H. LEE, G. P. A.,
Little Rock, Ark.
J 8. McNALLY, D. P. A.
Oklahoma City, O. T.
Rev. Gates, of the M. E. Church South
will preach at Wister the 4th Sunday in
each month, morning and evening.
Local items from correspon-
dents at neighboring towns will
find a corner in The Informer, if
sent to this office.
Sunday school every Sunday
morning between ten and eleven
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Matthews, Jesse. The Wister Informer. (Wister, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 23, 1904, newspaper, July 23, 1904; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc127760/m1/3/: accessed August 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.