Britton Weekly Sentinel (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 1911 Page: 4 of 14
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Charles Klein'j Great Play May Teach
a Moral of IVall Street to Men—But
to Every IVoman It Teaches a Lesson
of Married Life.
IKE most of his successful !ing in many virtues, at least thinks
others before himself, and that
We Wish All A Merry Christmas
plays, Charles iv i e in • isettlc it with the average woman.
?feat- .ma.' C«_ a™ I ^'ou men w^° comP[f'n that
problems of the day from
the masculine point of view As "The
STUPFNDOLJS STFAI Third Dc«ree" w" intended to ,how
rv*. n I / I the evils of the police system, so
The practically recent acquired control of the hquitable l.ite in- ,.The Qamb|erg- j, a hit ml the politi-
suranee Company, having assets estimated at more than $470,000,000, caj reformer and the Wall Street
became the most alarming factor in the financial world. With it came crowd, but the women who go to see
,he control of scores of subsidiary and inter-related corporations. j differ
The resources now dominate agrcgate between three and five bil- |,fti one of the rea,on, why the di-
vorce evil it growing and why homes
lion dollars. are being broken up every day. And
The financial dictator is now in position to exercise irresistible [thy're n«hl.
biers," deal, with the are losing your wives' affection, go to
Political parties, financial institutions, even the government of the
United States, will scarcely venture to oppose his will.
The Equitable is one of the three large insurance companies of
America, known as the Big Three, whose hoarded assets of one and
a half billion dollars, wrung from the pockets of the sleeping people
dominate the finances and policies of the government and threaten to
destroy the temple of liberty and revel in its ruins.
Tens of thousands of insurance agents representing three hun-
dred insurance companies within the confines of our free republic strip
the country of its substance as closely as the swarms of locusts in an-
cient Egypt stripped leaf and twig and bough.
The people pay more than twice as much money to insurance,
companies as they ever get back and the annual balance against the pro-
ducers of wealth aggregates hundreds of millions of dollars.
The people jay the salaries of thousands of insurance officers, many
of theni being larger than the President of the United States, and bear
all the expenses of all the companies, including the most outrageous1
and illegitimate expenditures ranging from the $100,000 French balls
to the purchase of legislatures and the subsidy of the public press.
How shall the people answer? Shall they continue to sleep whiles
"thieves break through and steal" the little they have left?
Senator I-a Kollette's state—Wisconsin—provides strict regulation
of her life insurance companies, which protects her people from graft
and has in addition inaugurated State Insurance at actual cost of oper-
ation, which is proving eminently satisfactory.
A little more than a year ago the Farmers' Union of Oklahoma
passed by a unanimous vote, a resolution indorsing State Insurance and
urged its establishment in the state as the best means to prevent the an-
nual insurance drain of millions of dollars from the state.
( These are hut steps in the right direction, but one step does not
mean progress unless followed by other steps in the same direction.
_ wo men hold central positions in
the play—Darwin, the righteous dis-
*ee "The Gamblers" and ask your- <
self: "Am 1 self centered like this j
man? Am 1 like a Pharisee? Do I
ride myself upon my goodness, my
onesty and my honor to the ex-
clusion of every other human feel- |
Darwin never for a moment con-
cedes that there may be another point
in view equally right with his own.
His requests to his wife are really
commands. She is well provided for, |
but provided for as he dictates; her
friends, her occupations, must be of
his choosing; his interests must be
hers, no matter what old time associa-
tions and friendships hold her back.
====== WATCH OUR SHOW WINDOWS -
Christmas Sale of Women's Garments
3 for 10c
Him STYLES,POPULAR PRKIS
/2 N7HARVE y, OKLAHOMA CITY.
Christmas Sale of Suits
35 all wool satin lined Tailored
Suits—stitched and loose panel
All wool Man-Tailored Suits—large
range of materials and colors—
coats lined with guaranteed satin—
skirts panel style—values up to $25
GIFTS FOR THE CHILDREN.
Children's Wool Sweaters, sizes to
3 years—$1.50 values 89c
Infants' Pure Wool Stockings, silk
heels and toes—35c values 19c
Children's Cloth. Bear Skin and
Fancy Velvet Coats—sizes 1 to 4
years. Sale price $1.48
Infants' Bear Skin Leggins. worth
$1.25. Sale price 75c
Infants' Curly Hear Skin Muff and
Neck Scarfs—$1.50 value. Sale
price, set 95c
Infants' Flannelette Kimonos . .39c
$15 black or White Willow
| $20.00 Willow Plumes / $9.95
Ladies' Imported Swiss Handker-
worth 35c each. Put up 3 in fancy
holly box—per box 69c
CHRISTMAS CLOSING OUT
Women's $1.50 to $2.00 Imported
French Kid Gloves, good assort-
ment, sizes and colors, put up in
fancy holly boxes—sale price, the
SILK WAISTS IN FANCY
$5.00 Taffeta and Messaline Shirt
SILK KIMONOS IN CHRISTMAS
$5.00 Long Silk Kimonos $2.93
$6.50 Long Silk Kimonos $3 95
$7.50 Long Silk Kimonos $4.95
Xmas. Sale of Coats
$25 Full Satin Lined Broadcloth
Long Black Braided Coats—worn-
en's and misses
Women's and Misses' Long Fancy
$15.00 Fancy Coats
CHRISTMAS SALE SILK, WOOL,
VELVET AND EVENING
$12.50 Silk or Wool Dresses. Sale
$15.00 Silk and Wool Dresses.$7.48
$17.50 to $20.00 Silk. Wool and Vel-
vet Dresnes $9.95
$25.00 Silk, Chiffon or Net Rvening
and Party Dresses ...... $15.00
CHARITY Slli H I.I) i;E<ilN AT
, , ,, . , tnet attorney, and Wilbur Emerson,
1 lie appointment, by the National Mi-Monary Hoard of a cmjunis- hcl<i cf , banking «y,tem which perils
(•ion to investigate foreign missionary work is certainly wise am! op- the money of iti depositor* by illegal
, . . „ . , loan, and investment,. There i>n t a
portune, for there is a rapidly growing sentiment among Christians and womln living whose sympathy
"YOU HAVE COME HER£ AGAINST MY ORDER; I NOW OfcMAND
THAT YOU GO HOME."
philanthropists that much of the $20,000,000 given annuallf h\ the wouldn t go out to -the first man, for
. , ,,,,, women, take them as a class, detest
American people tor mis-ionary work in heathen land* is not wise, not di hone,ty in ,peculation above all
judicious, nor real Christian charity. things. They have ,uffered too much, .. _
' , , by u. But by the end of the play notican reflect on his greatness. the
We, too, have for a number of year-, had a profound -ense that , feminine member of the audience fact that he is working to advance
it was wrong; that Chn t nowhere commanded it; that it bribes the ha. ^ particle of .ympathy for the himself in the world ought to be
o' virtuous district attorney who con-(enough to keep her heart warm, to
He feels that she it married to a
good, to an upright man. and puffed
up in his self conceit, he tries to im-
prove her to bring her up to his own
evel, to make another self out of her.
When not engaged in educating her
up to his standards or in bullying her
to do his will he leaves her alone.
She can read or she can yawn or she
worker and tempts the alleged converts. A | the Wall Street thieve,
The poor people of heathen countries have the loaves and fishes And why? I ask you. Because it
. , , , . . . , turns out thai he prosecutes ami
spread before them in such abundant e that they are oven .me by their muckrake, for his own political ad-
physical cravings as well as all the comforts in the way of kindergartens, vancemeni? Not a bit of ill Thai
, , „ ,. . 1 , , • , , wouldn t worry the average woman
schools, colleges, medicine for the sick, homes i«.r the outca-ti and for Because of the way he treats his
the fatlierle1- and motherli s children who arc left without upport. "U',, , . „
... . ., , , , ... Selfishness incarnate crops out all
I'eing poor, frail, weak human lxing-, they embrace our religion to get orti him, while the other man. lack-
these benefits, whether they have a change of heart or not.
Our opposition and the opposition of thousands of the most de-
vout Christian men and women of America as now conducted is based
upon our sympathy for the suffering poor <4 our own country. More
should be spent on our own destitute, less upon the heathen.
In America where two-thirds of the people never go to church,
where the bar-room, the blind tiger, the gambling hall and other dens
of iniquity are dragging hundreds and thousands of our boys and girls
to lives of vice and crime, where a million little children are being
ground up into dividends for avaricious corporations, where the white
slave traffic earns for its fiendish dealers from thrty to one hundred
millions of dollars per year, where ignorance and irreligion are waving
their black banners and threatening the future of our country, there is
need for every dollar we can spare for the orphans and the widows
homes, the kindergartens, schools and colleges and liecause we love our
own |>eople best and also bccause we believ as the Nazarene that
Charity should begin at home.
their homes, who do not have Ainert
can Ideals before them and who do
not go about their duties with the
American spirit In brief. New York
Is thronged with multitudes who are
living In a different age of the world
and who are, dominated by other Ideas'
of morality, duty and the like Their
Ideas of cleanllneiis are not those of'
the typical American It Is doubtful j
whether American Institutions mean i
much to them Foreign thoughts, pur '
poses. Ideals, business methods, man |
ners and customs are swamping the
As one moves about and comes Into
contact wl(,b New York employes bo
will be fortunate Indeed If he does not
suffer from their bad manners, not
to say Insolence. Probably some of
this la due to the conditions of a great
city, and would occur even under the
best of circumstances However, the
presence In the city of such enormou*
messes of ignorant and Incompetent
people, saturated with unAmerlcar,
Ideals an 1 purposes, cannot help bav
Ing a tremendous and bad Influence
upon others. The conditions In New
York really constitute a very great
keep her contented as she sits hour
after hour alone in the evening listen,
ing to the ticking of the clock.
How many "good" men there are
like Darwin. No wonder women
leave them for the bad ones.
And the women in the audience do
tall thinking After all, the word"
"good" is a relative term—at least it
seems so to some wives.
NEW YOKK.—Perhaps no othe^clty
In the world quite equals New
York In the great diversity of Its pop-
ulation and in the variety of the In
terests engaging the population's at-
tention. Constantinople would seem
to be the only rival. In New York
pretty much every civilised nation has
Its representation. There are gath-
ered Jews, Italians, Greeks. Poles. Ar-
menians, Chinese, Hungarians and so
on. Many nationalities not only
have representation, but they have
large ones. There are today undoubt-
edly many more Jews In New York
than ever had permanent residence !o
Jerufalem at any given time. They
constitute about one-sixth of the 6,-
000,000 of population.
So it comes about that New York
is not a typical American city, it Is
too crowded with people who do not
have typical American conditions in
ForYour Xmas Gift
That Xmas Gift for Him. The Kind He Will Appreciate
We ask you that are visitors to Oklahoma City
to visit our store and inspect what we can rec-
ommend as the largest and best assortment of
practical gifts for father, brother, uncle, and
son. We want to see you in the store this com-
ing week, making that selection.
Clothes of quality and priced right. Suits
and Overcoats, made by
Hart, SchafTner & Marx
Onr Three Specials — $20.00, $25.OO, $30.00
and they are
We will appreciate your calling and we are
confident we will be able to help you in the selec-
tion of something that HE will appreciate.
Knight-Beck & Co.
11S Main Street OklahomA City 115 Main Street
The biggest business this house
ever played to in one week was the
record set last week here. A crowd-
ed house for every performance and
everyone says it was the best bill the
Folly ever booked. That makes it
pretty hard for this week's^cts not
to suffer by comparison. *
Smith-Fuller has a clever musical
act on bottles and tin cans that goes
well, while Knox and Alvin have
some jokes that are really different.
The balance of the bill includes a bi
cycle act far better than usual and
two other numbers.
day with a matinee, musical comedy i are given with every ticket are be-
will rule here. A very capable com- j coming more popular each week.
pany has been arranged for and ; —
theatergoers are promised a treat i> "TEXAS'' AT THE MET.
this line. j With an English lord and a cowboy
Rube Welch and Kittle Francis will las rivals in a love affair the plot of
head the company. They are late J this week's offering by North Bros,
stars of the Midnight Sons company j keeps things on the go. The com-
seen here at the Overholser last sea
The bill anonunced for next week
is "A Royal Reception." Prices will
remain the same.
A little house with a big show de-
scribes Manager Camp's efforts at
the Majestic. The bill changes every
week and how he can afTord to get
the numbers and acts and charge only
This Is the last week of vaudeville 10c admission is a puzzle. Special
at this house, Beginning next Sun- matinees on Saturday when premiums
pany are all agreeably cast and each
one fits his part "like a glove."
The attraction for Christmas week
will be "All of a Sudden Peggy" and
the bill for the following week will
be "The College Widow." In secur-
ing shows of this class the manage-
ment is to be commended and It has
proven satisfactory from a financial
standpoint as well.
On Wednesday, Saturday and Sun-
day the matinees are proving popular
especially for the ladles and chil-
Renello and Sister in Sensational Bicycle Act, at the Folly this week
shopping early this year here is your
j reward. You can see this comedy
bor two performances Thomas Jef p^ay or Saturday night at the Over-
ferson comes here on Thursday- . , .
matinee and nl«hl. All the older hol"er Ver>' few Americans who
folks have e«?n this performance are not habitual lookers for the Mutt
played by the present Jefferson's and JefT cartoons each day In the
father. The tale we learned in o^i^aUy papers and the author or rather
nuraery days acted by a great actor , ' '
who left a spot In the (heart. <* jorlKlnator has coaxed many a smilf
theatergoers when he went beyond, and laugh.
Is now being played by his aon, and | a series of incidents surrounding
crltlo* ny the younger Jefferson Ju^se two characters makes up a mu-
doea not suffer in the comparison
MUTT AND JEFF.
If you have done
steal corfledy melange that comes here
wel Ispoken of for three perform-
lances. The little ones will enjoy it
your Christmas'—but no more bo than the grownups.
We Offer These Suggestions to Help You
Decide the Question of "What to Give"
A Howard Watch or a Guaranteed Elgin or Waltham
in any case desired.
A Sterling Silver Mesh Hag in the various sizes,
either plain or engraved.
A Silver Coin Purse, Vanity Box with Chain, a Card
Case or Chatelaine.
A Set of Cold Heads or La Valliere with Chain.
An Umbrella with Cold and Pearl or Silver Handle.
A Cut Glass Perfume Bottle or Powder Box.
A Gent's Leather Billbook, Puree or Card Case
Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets or Manicure Sets.
Sewing Baskets fitted with the necessary articles.
Gold Key Chains. Cigar Cutters and Pocket Knives.
Opera Glasses in Gilt and Pearl, also Pearl and
Belt Pins and Neck Buckles in Gold.
Gent's Evening Studs and Cuff Links, singly and in
Fountain Pens, Thermometer Cases and Pocket Pen-
Waist Sets in Gold Enamel, also Handy Pins.
Gold Toothpicks, Nail Files. Men's Pencils, etc.
The Seed Pearl Neck Ornaments, very new.
Medallion Lockets and Pendants In Solid Gold.
Lorgnettes in Gold and Silver, with Chains to match.
Gent's Tie Pins and Clasps In the new art styles.
Silver Bowls, Trays and Sandwich Plates In all
Write, or Use Long Distance Telephone at Our
Expense For Any Information or Merchandise
We Offer These Suggestions to Help You
Decide the Question of "What to Give"
Tea Services and Coffee Sets in Silver, China and
I^arge Sheffield Serving Trays, also Water Sets and
Odd dozens of Flatsilver in the various patterns of
Cut Glass Water Pitchers, Tumblers, Cake Plates
Silver Vegetable Dishes with Convertible Covers,
tilass and Silver Bonbomj and Lemon Dishes.
Wboden and Silver Salsra-Mixing Spoons and Forks
Liqueur Sets in Glass with Silver Deposit, in cases.
Silver Vases and Flower Holders in Plain and
Etched Glass Cake Plates, Wine Pitchers and
Silver Bread and Better Plates, Bread Trays, etc.
Baking Dishes. Casseroles and Pudding Bowls.
Gent's Silver Suspenders, Hat and Coat Marks.
Silver Syrup Stands, Butter Dishes, Trays, etc.
Eyeglass Cases in Silver and Silver Trimmed.
Leather Bags, Velvet and the New Beaded Hags.
Jewel Cases, Trinket Boxes in Silver or Cut Glass.
Cigar Holders. Cigarette Boxes and Smoking Stands.
Candle Lamps, Candlesticks and Candelabras.
Automobile Veil and Hat Pins in Silver and Gold.
We Send Selections Out of Town to Responsible
Parties and Pay All the Express Charges
W. C. Dean Jewelry Co.
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Armstrong, J. K. Britton Weekly Sentinel (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 1911, newspaper, December 21, 1911; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc142984/m1/4/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.