Britton Weekly Sentinel. (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, July 24, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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BRITTON WEEKLY SENTINEL.
VOL I NO 2(1
MUTTON, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, .11 IA 24 UMIH.
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ZILPAH M. BURDGE. Editress.
BRITTON • - ■ OKLAHOMA.
The Suburban Newspaper Publishing
Company, printers. 217 North Harvey St.,
Oklahoma City. Okla.
Entered aa second class matter. April
10. 1908, at the postoffice at Britton. Ok-
lahoma. under the Act of Congress of
March 3. 1879.
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Communications—Address all communi-
cations to the editor of the paper. Write
oil one side of the paper only, and be
very careful to see that all proper names
are spelled correctly and plainly.
The W. C. T. U. met at the church
Rev. Nuckolls has returned from his
trip to Okemah.
The carpenters are at work on the
new barbe shop.
Otis Brown has sold his lets, mak-
ing a nice profit.
Mr. and Mrs. Tcm Wheeler went to
The Busy Bee Society had a picnic
Tuesday <at Belle Isle.
Mr. Ballard Mutual Protective
League Organizer is in Britton again.
Mss Clara Edmonds has accepted a
position in J ohm Jacob's- grocery store.
Mr. W. H. Bennett was in Britton
Thursday, the guest of S. L. Shintaft-
Mr. and Hrs. Matthews, of Oklahome
City, are visiting at the M. E. Parson-
" age. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Vincent took Sun-
day dirtne* with Mr. and Mrs. A. N.
Several Britton tamlile^ had an ice
Mrs. Elsie Stephens and Miss Clara
Edmonds attended the Busy Bee Pic-
The M. E. Sunday school save an ice
cream social Thursday, July 16, on the
Misses Jessie and Margaret Nibar-
ger were call era at the Burdge home
Monday even ins.
There was no church service* on
Sunday night cn account of the clem-
ency ot the weatJher.
Justice of the Peace, Santee mar-
ried a young ccuple Sunday. We did
not learn their n*vmes.
We learn that the new building just
west of Mr. J. W. Brown's is to be
pushed to comoletlon.
There were no church services on
Sunday might on account of the in-
olemency of ehe weather.
Mr. Walter Nibarger and Miss
Clara Edmcnds spent Thursday eve-
ning boating cn Belle isle lake.
Car No. 28 on the Inter urban now
makes the round trip to Oklahoma
City in just one hcur. Oh. joy!
Don't forget to eat ice cream with
the Ladies' Aid on Saturday. Every
dish you eat adds 10 cents more to
the church work.
Henry Blackburn of Wellston was a
guest of the Ell Brown's Monday. Mr. |
Blackburn used to own a farm near i
The Farmers' Union bought a car
load of coal and had it shipped to this
place. It arrived Monday and the
formers hauled it to their homes Mon-
day and Tuesday.
J. S. Vincent has just received a let-
ter from his former comrade, H. H.
Rood. Preesiclent of the Crocker Iowa
Brigade Association extending to him
and all the survivors of 'the old bri-
gade an earnest invitation to tihe 14th
Biennial Reunion at Oskaloosa, Iowa.
September &.tfh and l0$Mi. Vincent
will try to be there and will be glad to
be 4fiiere and wll be glad to hear from
any and all of his old comrades of Co's
C. and K. For all eld comrades still
in Iowa, Oskalocsa is a central loca-
tion for the eld brigade. President
Rood expats an attendance of alx>ut
The following is the report of the
condition of the Xortrii Oklahoma State
Bank at Britton, Okla., in the state of
Oklahoma, at the close of business
July 15, 1908:
Loans and discounts $11.81,1 35
Overdrafts, secured and un-
secured 25 87
Warrants, etc 2,089 38
Furniture and fixtures 586 80
Due from Banks 10,861 28
Checks and ether cash Items 120 26
Cash, in Bank 1.843 37
Total $27,340 21
Capital stock paid in $10,000 00
Undivided profits, less ex-
penses and taxes paid.... 112 70
Individual deposits subject
to check 15,601 74
Time certificate of deposit.. 1,600 00
Liabilities other than those
above stated 25 87
Total $27,340 31
This is a very good showing, in-
deed, and we are glad to note that the
bank is prospering.
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 NONEY TO VOL'
SOME CHOICE LOTS MAY YET BE HAD IF
YOU COME NOW
THE BURTON LOAN & MORTGAGE CO.
H. S. KARNS. Manager Suburban Dept.
GROUND FLOOR. CITY HAIL BLDG 103 WEST GRAND
OKLAHOMA CITY. OKLAHOMA
Best Way to Tic Shoe-Laces.
A way to keep : hoe laces tied is to
make a bow in the ordinary way, then
insert a buttonhook underneath the
center of the bow and draw one loop
and one end through (underneath),
thus turning the bow practically up-
side down. Or draw one loop through
the other and pull the "answering"
end, so that the loops are knotted.
Woman Took Dare; Posed on Chimney.
Dared to climb a 125-foot chimney in
process of construction at Torrington,
Conn., Mrs. (luy Nodine mounted to
the fop and posed there several min-
utes enjoying the view. To get there
•jhe had to climb rickety ladders all
Improving on Nature.
By a Norwegian process, sap Is
forced out of green tree trunks and
dye Is injected in its place. This is
claimed to give colored wood for fur-
niture and finish that will not warp
and is much more durable than ordin-
Time Hard to Kill.
"Time," observes the Philosopher of
Folly, "has more lives than a cat. I've
killed it more than a million times my-
self, and eternity doesn't seem a bit
"Married in London."
"All the way to London to be mar-
ried," said the engaged girl. "That is
where we are going. It. seems a long
trip, an expensive trip, an unnecessary
trip, when there are so many minis-
ters in New York aching for a chance
to perform a marriage ceremony. Yet
it isn't such a foolish proceeding after
all. Every season more and more
American couples marry in London.
Some of them only go over for the
ceremony, then straight home again
Nothing adds quite as much distinc-
tion to au account of a wedding t-,s that
one phrase, Married fn London.' It
counts for more than the biggest
church in New York, with half a dozen
bridesmaids and a safety deposit vault
full of presents thrown in. And it
isn't nearl> so expensive. Just to be
married in London, with all fuss and
flurry dispensed with, is a big enough
social feather to fit anybody's cap. The
trip doesn't cost a fraction of the
money that would be spent on any
New York wedding elaborate enough
to bring it up to the level of the sim-
plest marriage celebrated in London."
Not All Loss.
Quotations cleverly malapropos 01
neatly distorted furnish half the wit
of the professional humorist. Never-
theless, when such a verbal misstep
is spontaneous, there is often real
fun in it.
A young man had been out sailing
with his sister and a friend of hers.
He did not know particularly well the
fine points of the art, and on trying
to make the landing against a head
wind, he exclaimed, after several vain
"Well, it is better to have luffed
and lost than never to have luffed at
"Ah, that's pretty!" said Mr. Snooks,
looking over a number of architectural
designs. "What is that?"
"That," said the architect, "is a fif-
teen hundred-dollar bungalow."
"What will it cost to build it?"
asked Mr. Snooks.
"About $8,000," said the architect —
DiSLIKE WHITE MEN
CANNI AL8 WILL EAT ONLY
THEIR OWN KIND.
Probable Explanation Is That Savages
hear the Spirit of Antagonistic
Race Will Take Posses
sion of Them.
It was only recently that n«'ws came
out of the western Pacific of the kill
ing of a missionary on one of the
Solomon islands for a cannibal feast,
says the New York Sun.
Private advices from the official
charged with the investigation of th«
murder comment upon the probability
that the story had come out to civill
zation as a tale of cannibalism. The
missionary had been killed, the writer
said, for trespassing upon the sacred
precincts of one of the native secret
societies while their solemn mummery
was In progress, due warning of which
had been given by the deep rever
beration made by the energetic swiug
ing of tho bull roarer.
But there was no evidence of any
sort to offset the statement made by
the murderers that they had not eaten
the white man. Their statement
found confirmation in the condition of
such of the bones as were recovered
for each had been brought to a high
polish and stained with turmeric to a
The charge of eating white men
seems very hard to down. Even now
when every one should know better,
it Is by no means unusual to find the
statement that the Hawalians at
Kealakekua ate Capt. Cook, yet they
were not cannibals at all.
In th$ western Pacific, where can
nibalism is constantly practiced ex
cept under the immediate eye of
white men, it is natural to be sus
picious of practitioners of such gas-
tronomy. Yet it is highly improbable
that a white man, who might be killed
in the most jovial way by these sav
ages, would ever be eaten by them.
Here is a piece of testimony on the
subject from a sedate German who has
lived for 30 years and more among
these cannibals of the Pacific, Heri
Parkinson of the Bismarck archi-
pelag ) v
"During my long residence in these
islands." he writes, "I have not yet
been able to establish to my satisfac
tion a single case in which white
men, though butchered, have actually
been eaten by the Melanesians. The
bodies of the murdered have often
enough been dismembered and single
pieces sent to remote districts as
trophies of the perpetration of the
murder, but as to the eating of any
of these portions no definite informa-
tion can be had
"It seems quite difficult to compre-
hend why the cannibal who eats his
own kind should reject the white man
as an article of food. Yet if we con-
sider the senseless superstition of the
Melanesian, which in my opinion has
driven him to cannibalism, because
through eating the bodies of the slain
he expects to come into a full enjoy-
ment of all the powers of him who Is
eaten, thus does it become compre-
hensible that he will not eat the body
of a white man whom he has killed
because of his belief that the spirit of
| the murdered man will exert an influ-
! ence over him which he does not at
all regard rs desirable.
"The late King Qoroi of the Short-
land islands once told me in answer to
my question the not particularly flat-
tering reason 'spirit belong all white
man no good! in general one receives
the reply that the white man as meat
does not taste good. This I hold to be
a subterfuge under which the slv na
live hides his dread of the spirit of the
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.
DR. B. F. STEWART
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
BRITTON - - OKLA.
An Atchison man with a few drinks
to the bad went into a store the other
day and tried to show off. A lady
1 clerk didn't do a thing to him but be
extra nice and sell him stuff he had
no use for whatever.—Atchison Globe.
London A cres
DR. W. L. MAUPIN
Specialty: Bridge and
Suit* 1. 2 >nd 3. 116 1-2 Main Si.
R. F. D.. Britton,'Okla.
1 1-2 Miles West of Bank. Call
Phone or Write
A. N. BURDGE
Public Documents Properly Drawn
and attended to.
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.
G. WENGER, Proprietor
Refreshment Parlor Where You Can Get Lunches, Ice Cream,
Soft Drinks, Cigars, etc.
t Near Interurban
The Question of a Letter.
"So your daughter has made a
matrimonial alliance with Count
"That isn't a matrimonial allian<
answered Mr. Dustin Stax. "That's
a patrimonial alliance."
Out of the Air.
Recti r.ly a parachutist gave sevral
exhibitions of his daring and kill at
Glasgow. One afternoon a strong wind
carried his balloon rapidly away, and
it was some time before he could make
a descent. He touched mother earth
at a moorland spo' near a farm horn <•
and an old man stood close by staring
in blank amazement. He had seen
(he gaudily-dressed being drop down
from the clouds.
"What place is this?" asked the
parachutist in an authoritative tone.
The old man reverently knelt down
and cl ped his hands together, and
his voice trembled with fervent emo-
tion as he answered:
"Good Lord, this is the parish o'
Cornwath."—Rehoboth Sunday Herald.
Altavue corners right in the centcr of Britton, is closer
to school than any other part nf Britton and we have
by far the best corner for business as at least three-
ourths of all the trade must pa-s our ccrner.
We price our lots right and make Special
Terms to Homo Builders or men who will put
in any kind of Business House.
See Us—Take You
Qiat JXny Time
Branch Office with
Hstigc Lumber Company, Britton
Home Office with
Stealey Realty Company
123 1-2 W. Main St.
The New Morality.
So, it's away with your old morality
and your prating about duty, self re-
straint, sin and its punishment
"Science" or "evolution," as the case
may be, has shown that to be strong is
to be virtuous, that to seize Is the aim
of life and to let go one's hold the su
preiot transgression.—N. Y. Evening
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 dbne in a
thorough and scientific manner.
HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY
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