Britton Weekly Sentinel. (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, July 10, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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BRITTON WEEKLY SENTINEL.
VOL I NO 18
BRITTON, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. Jl'LY 10 lUOtt.
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THE BRITTON SENTINEL
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR—CASH.
ZILPAH M. BURDGE, Editress.
BRITTON - - - OKLAHOMA.
Th - Suburban Newspaper Publishing
Company, printers. _'l7 North Harvey St.,
Oklahoma City, Ok la
Entered as second class matter. April
10. 1908, at t lie pos toff ice at Britton. Ok-
lahoma, under the Act of Congress of
March Si 1879.
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very careful to see that all proper names
are spelled correctly and nlainiv.
J. S. Darby and family arrived in
Britton, July 4th. They will spend a
few days visiting relatives, after
which they will take a trip to Linn
J. D. Vincent and J. S. Darby went
to Shawnee Monday
Mr. and Mrs. Darby and J. S. Vin-
cent attended the lecture given by
Eugene V. Debs in the auditorium in
Oklahoma City Sunday night. They
report it the best lecture they ever
Miss Mabel Sylvester and Miss
Ethel Stevenson went to Oklahoma
City Sunday. >
J. A. Freeman has ripe peaches in
his orchard one-half mile north of our
The citizens of Britton ami vicin-
ity assembled on the postoftice porch |
in Britton at 11 o'clock a. m. on July J
4th. A. N. Burdge read tha history j
of the Stars and Stripes and how |
each new star was added to the field
of blue. After this reading all joined
In singing The Star Spangled Banner.
H. C. Putnam, rural carrier, will
take his annual laave of fifteen days
in a short time. He will no doubt be
glad of a vacation, as he has had
such bad weather and roads to travel
over for the past month.
July 1, 1908.
Cecil, Miss Edna.
Will be held 30 days from date. If
uncalled for then, they will be sent |
to Dead Letter Office.
ZILPAH M. BURDGE. P. M. j
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Most Important Happenings of the
Past Seven Days.
Sulphur Shower in French Town.
CharoUes, a small town 30 miles
from Macon, In France, has recently
been visited by a shower of sulphur.
The roofs, gardens, fields, vineyards,
rivers and ponds were covered with a
yellow dust, and for some time the
peasants in the fields were troubled by
a sulphurous biting odor which made
Had You Thought of It?
There are more people living in
New York city than in 14 of our states
and territories: Arizona, Delaware,
Montana, Nevada, Indian territory,
Idaho, New Hampshire, New Mexico,
North Dakota, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Vermont.
Sweetness by the Ton.
Perfume manufacturers of Italy
every year consume 1,860 tons of or-
ange blossoms, 930 tons of roses, 150
tons each of jasmine and violets and
15 tons of jonquils.
An exchange tries to make a point
by mentioning that the shape of the
fish hook has not changed in 2,000
years. Pooh, neither has the shape of
The essayist and class poet at Cor-
nell this year are both girls. Will
Cornell's cry have to be changed some
day to: "Cornell—I scream!"—Boston
He Proposes, She Disposes.
According to the New York Press,
one reason so many men get married
is they don't intend to, but the girl
No One-Gallus Boys.
Eleven-cent cotton has almost ex-
terminated the "one-gallus boy"—any
boy may wear two galluses In these
times.—Charleston News and Courier.
The Worst of All Ills.
I expect to suffer a thousand ills, but
none so great as to act unjustly—Soc«
Lots in this beautiful, restricted residence addition
are going rapidly. If you want to get in on one of the
best nome or investment propositions in this section of
the United States, you had better hurry. Many lots
were disposed of on the day of the opening, and since
then there has been a constant stream of purchasers
coming in to buy
Lots $50 to $100
Terms, $10 Down, $5 Per
IT MEANS MONEY TO YOU
SOME CHOICE LOTS MAY YET BE HAD IF
YOU COME NOW
THE BURTON LOAN i MORTGAGE CO.
H. S. KARNS, Manager Suburban Dept.
GROIO FLOOR. CITY HALL BLDG 103 WEST GRAND
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Interesting Items Gathered From all
Parts of the World Condensed
Into Small Space for the Ben-
efit of Our Readers.
In a head-on collisiou between two
fast pM aenger trains on the Missouri
Pacific railroad at Knobnoster, Mo.,
nine persons were killed ami up-
wards of 59 injured. The accident
was due either to disregard of train
orders or failure to receive them. All
the dead and most of the injured wore
on the eastbound train.
Last month was the wettOSt June
in 41 years in Kansas, according to
Dr. Snow's records.
The negro arrested at Monroe, Mich.,
suspected of stealing a mail pouch con
talnlng $50,000 at Kansas City, proves
to be the wrong man.
It has been finally decided to have
the. notification of Mr. Taft's nomina-
tion take place at Cincinnati on July
Gold in paying quantities has been
bound in the Brownwood oil field
about 100 miles southwest of Fort
A negro giving the name of Charles
Stevens has been arrested iu Monroe,
Wis., charged with stealing the $50,-
000 registered mail pouch at, Kansas
City. He was identified by photo-
An airship flight that lasted all day
was made recently by Count Zeppelin
starting from Lake Constance, Swit-
zerland, In the morning and returning
there in the evening.
A. J. Bliss of White Cloud, Kan.,
has been arrested on a charge of per
ury for making false returns to the
tax assessor. He listed $400 when he
had $9,000 on deposit in a bank.
The new Lehigh viaduct in Buffalo,
N. Y., was badly damaged by the ex-
plosion of two heavy charges of dyna-
mite. One man has been arrested on
The New York grand jury has re-
turned two indictments against Mae
Wood on charges of perjury and for-
gery in connection with the suit
against Senator Piatt.
Justice Lambert directed the jury-
to find a verdict for Mayor McClellnn
In the suit brought by William It.
Hearst to oust him from office as
mayor of New York.
The Kansas supreme court has dis-
missed all the attachment suits recent-
ly filed against Pittsburg jointists.
A. Booth & Co., one of the largest
fish and oyster concerns in the west
has pleaded guilty in Chicago of hav-
ing accepted rebates from railroad
companies. The maximum penalty
for the offense is $20,000.
Revolutionists attacked the Mexican
post at Palomas, Chihuahua, but were
repulsed by the garrison.
Because the education given was
not satisfactory the Japanese of Se-
attle, Wash., have decided to with-
draw their children from the public
schools. Japanese schools with na-
tive teachers will be established.
As the result of a cloudburst at
Wellington, Kan., four persons wen-
drowned and hundreds of families were
forced from their homes by the rush-
ing waters which washed the houses
from their foundations.
The Northern Kansas .Millers' club,
whose primary object is to procure,
better seed wheat for farmers has
been organized at Junction Cit>. C.
E. Curran of Concordia is the first
The westbound California limited
on the Santa Fe railroad was wrecked
near I-Iardy, Arizona, killing two
train-men and a passeuger and injur-
ing about 20 persons.
The Missouri Pacific has opened the
freight car works in the new shops at
The tracks of the Joplin & Pitts-
burg Electric line were blown up with
dynamite by indignant citizens of
Chicopee, a coal camp, who objected
to an increase in car fares.
Lightning caused the destruction of
four 1,GOO-barrel tanks of oil in the
Glenn Pool in Oklahoma recently,
making the fifth fire In that section
in three months.
National Committeeman Sullivan of
Illinois says that John Mitchell can
be the? state's candidate for vice presi-
dent at Denver if he says the word.
Two St. Louis "social" clubs were
recently raided by the police, 05 per-
sons arrested and 49 kegs of beer con-
Fifty thousand school teachers from
all parts of the country ar ■ attending
the foityu!xth annual convention ct
the National Educational association
at Cleveland. Ohio.
Two men were killed and ti reo oth-
ers seriously injured by the collapse
of a building in process of demolition
in Minneapolis, Minn.
Attorney General Strauss, of Mary-
land is to second Gov. Johnson's nom-
ination for president at the Denver
Two hundred miners met death by
an explosion of gas in a mine at
Yuvoso, European Russia. Seventy*
three men were rescued alive but ten
j of them died after being taken out of
Sylvanus E. Johnson, for many
years Washington correspondent for
the Cincinnati Enquirer ami other pa-
pers and a former president of the
Gridiron club, is dead.
Six persons, five women and a five-
year-old boy, are dead and a score
of others injured as the result of an
explosion of fireworks In a five and
ten cent store in Cleveland. O. A
panic among the hundreds of custom-
ers and employes followed the explo-
sion and many were injured in jump-
ing from the windows of the upper
A slight earthquake shock shook
San Francisco and Los Angeles the
other day but did no damage.
Frank Coy, a wealthy farmer and a
United States mail carrier of Taney
county. Mo., was shot from ambush
and dangerously wounded while on his
Grant Ferguson, a negro credited
with bavin* saved 12 persons from
drowning at Des Moines, la., has been
presented with a gold medal by the
Commercial club of that city.
The public debt increased $1,79i .
794 during June.
The United States mints coined dur
ing the last fiscal year $215,714,Sl>2.
The receipts of the government for
the fiscal year just closed were $599.
895,76.1 and the expenditures were
$(159,552,124, leaving a deficit of $59.
Three brothers named Rhodus, or-
ganizers of the Central Life Securi-
ties company and half a dozen sub
sidiary concerns have been arrested
In Chicago charged with using the
mails to defraud.
P. C. Brockhauser, a Chicago man
who swindled working girls out of
$8,000 by selling them fake mortgages
has been returned to Chicago from
Oklahoma where he was captured.
The railroads of the middle west
have decided to restore the old rates
on package freight. The movement
means a r ing of thousands of dol-
lars to shippers.
The certificates of the official list of
candidates to be voted on at the prl
marj'^electlori in Kansas has been sent
to the county clerks. The list is five
feet long and six newspaper columns
Secretary Cortelyou has issued a
statement saying that tke deficit of
$00,000,000 shown by the treasury
statement is more apparent than real
because of t lie antiquated system of
bookkeeping in vogue.
A temporary restraining order has
been Issued aj ainst the Prairie Oil &
Gas company, restraining them from
further work on the oil pipe line from
Caney, Kan., into Oklahoma.
Five persons were killed. 40 in-
jured and many rendered homeless by
a tornado at Fort Summers, N. M.
Sunday theaters are illegal in Kan-
sas under a recent decision of the
The entire Japanese cabinet, has
tendered its resignation to the em-
Prominent publishers have offered
Mr. Roosevelt $1 per word for the
story of his impression of Africa af-
ter his coming hunting trip.
Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas,
U. S. N.. retired, who was second in
con. iland or the Atlantic battleship
fleet oil its v)y;:g; to the Pacific, died
suddenly at Del Monte, Cal., of heart
Joel Chandler Harris, familiarly
known as "Uncle Remus," and an au-
thor of note, is dead at his home in a
suburb of Atlanta. G;i
Herman Ridder, editor of the New
York Staats Zeitung, one of the recent
callers at Mr. Bryan's home, asked the
Nebraska candidate to withdraw from
the race for the Democratic presiden
tial nomination. Mr. Bryan refused.
Thomas P. Bashaw a former speak-
er of the Missouri house, is dead at
his liome iu St. Louis.
H C. Townsend, lor many years
general passenger agent of the Mis
sou i Pacific railroad, is dead in Port
Bishop H. C. Potter of New York
is dangerously ill at Cooperstown.
The return of Representative Sher-
man to his home in Utica, N Y.. was
the occasion for a great non-partisan
demonstration by his fellow citizens.
Murat Halstead, one of the leaders
of American journalism for over half
a century, widely known as a vigor
ous editorial and magazine writer, is
dead at his home In Cincinnati of
cerebral hemorrhage. He was in his
seventy-ninth year. Mr. Halstead per-
son:1. My reported many battles in the
Civil, Franco-Prussian and Spanish-
Am' rican wars. -
An operation for gout has been per-
fori ed on Rear Admiral Evans at
Lake Mohonk. N Y.
The will of C rover Cleveland has
been filed for probate iu New Jersey.
The bulk of the property is left to
the widow. The amount of the es-
l tan is not given.
One Comfort for Johnny.
"Yes," said Mrs. Ijapsllng; "Johnny
tries my patience sometimes, but I
never spank him. 1 don't believe iu
DR. B. F. STEWART
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
BRITTON - - OKLA.
Good Work of Salvation Army.
In a little over two months over
$11,000 was expended by the Salvation
Army at Toronto in relieving poverty,
this amount being turned over by the
city and the officers of the army gave
their whole time without expense to
the distribution of the money, over
000 families receiving aid.
The "Simple" Life.
A man who tried to pay his old
debts was promptly charged with in-
sanity. It seems a pity that In some
localities common honesty is looked
upon as a mental aberration.—Cleve
land Plain Dealer.
Two Kinds of Men.
It's a wise man who knows how to
be rich and not give offense. He's a
patient citizen who can be poor and
not grumble.—Manchester Union.
Church Built of Paper.
Bergen, in Norway, boasts a paper
church capable of seating 1,000 per-
DR. W. L. MAUPIN
Specialty: Bridge and
Suit* 1, 2 and 3. 116 1-2 Main St.
A. N. BURDGE
Public Documents Properly Drawn
and attended to.
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Phone or Write
What', in a Name?
The Westminster Gazette publishes
A Vesper Song of Spring, from the
German of Irene Forbes Morse." This
seems to be going a long way aronnd
after a German song.
Nibarger & Santee
Both being practical work-
men they guarantee all work
trusted to them to be of
the highest order. Let us
figure on your building.
Altavue corners right in the center of Britton, is closcr
to school than any other part of Britton and we have
by far the best corner for business as at least three-
oilrths of all the trade must pass our corner.
We price our lots right and make Spcoicl
Terms to Home Builders or men who will put
in any kind of Bnsiuess House.
See Us— l ake You
Out Any Time
Branch Office with
Hedge Lumber Company, Britton
Home Office with
SteaSey Realty Company
123 1-2 W. Main St.
OSCAR L. ETHERIDGE
Blacksmith & Wagon Work
I AM prepared to do all kinds of Blacksmithing, Repair
Work and Wagon Repairing and guarantee satisfaction.
If you trust me to shoe your animals it will be done in a
thorough and scientific manner.
H0KSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY BRITTON, OKLAHOMA
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