Calumet Weekly Criterion (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1910 Page: 1 of 12
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Calumet Weekly Criterion
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Calumet Local News.
Don't forget the Baby Show and ISa
zaar at Calumet Friday, October 14tli.
Mrs. C. C. Thompson is confined to
her home on account of illness.
Miss 1'earl Phillips was down from
K1 Reno Wednesday instructing her
By STACY E. BAKER
Cu|>ytiglit, lylu. by Associated Literary I'l
Mr. Adolph VanTonglin has moved
his family into Calumet. They are oc-
cupying their new cottage in the west
part of town which was just completed.
Mr. Orville Cockrell, of Oklahoma
City, is visiting relatives in Calumet
A. J. Moore, who now belongs tn
the postoffice force in El Reno, visited
with home folks in Calumet Sunday.
The regular meeting of the Ouild
will be next Tuesday, October 4th,
with Mrs. C. E. Mench, at 2:30 p. m.
Mesdames Orville Cockrell and Hard
of Oklahoma City spent Sunday with
relatives in Calumet.
A daughter was born September 27th
to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Todd. Parents
and babe doing nicely.
Dr. Clark, of 101 Reno, was in our
village last week on professional busi-
Mrs. Geo. Stearns and daughter,
Miss Sadie, accompanied Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. DeCorss to their home in Cleat-
water, Kans., where they will visit for
some time with the hope of it improv-
ing their health.
Keating felt a furious tug at his
line. He made a wild grab at the set
pole, and. like the novice that he
was, hauled the long line -Ashless
out of the water and flung it back
over his shoulder. A frightened bleat
punctuated the movement.
As Keating turned the rod was
Jerked rudely from his hands, and
the amazed angler saw an indignant
sheep scudding across the lea with
the hook of his tackle firmly embed-
ded in its wool, and his expensive rod
hillock jumping behind at the end
of the unreeled silk.
"Mast it!" growled Keating, too
worried about the future of his spilt j
bamboo to find the ludicrousness in j
the situation. "Darn that butt-in j
sheep! Why didn't she keep her in- ]
quisitlve nose out of my business j
The sheep showed no inclination to I
stop, and Keating hastily arose from |
his grassy seat on the banks of the j
stream and gave strenuous chase, j
lie grimly set his jaw and Bettled j
down to fancy sod dusting.
The youth made his hurdle with
ease. The sheep was now some dis-
tance ahead on an open road packed
Beginning the 27th the Rock Island
railroad wi'l operate a special pas-
senger tr ti between Sayre and Okla-
homa City to accommodate State Kait-
travel. Train leaves Calumet at 10:10
a. m ..i rives in Oklahoma city at 1:15.
p pint* 't will leave Oklahoma City
This will be one daily unto 1
,r.,u ....'Hiding October 9th. Round t
fare from Calumet will be 1.50
H. R. "icXD.
Union City News.
Everything getting dry in this see-
ti n again. A good rain would be ap-j
pr. elated by most every one.
Mr. and Mrs. S. It. Will were in
El Reno Wednesday.
Mr. Mose Tweed was home Sunday
from El Reno.
Mr. I'ete liurger of Chickasha was
in I'nion Sunday.
Miss Inez Kilgore, who is teaching
school near Okarche, spent Sunday
with home folks.
Mr. .1. I.. Harlow went to El Reno
Thursday of last week.
Rev. Ervin of Yukon arrived in ;
Union Wednesday and will lecture at
at M. K. Church Wednesday evening.
Mrs. W. W. Jackman took her lit
tie daughter, Miss Berdeene, who has
been sick for several days, to El Reno
to a physician there. It is hoped that
she will soon be able to be back
among her classmates and at school
Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley returned
on train No. 23 Wednesday from an
extended visit with relatives.
Mrs. I.. Fuhring and son went to
El Reno Wednesday to attend the fair.
Mrs. Geo. Classen was in El Reno
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Best
on Monday, Sept. 12, a gill-
Arrangements are under way for a
store at Tedda. The promoters are:
11 11. Best and son Earl and son in-
law Karl Snyder. They say they will
put. in goods and treat the people
S. 11. Will was in I'nion Monday.
Dr. and Mrs. Richardson. Mrs Hen ;
drix and little son. and Miss Bessie;
Kilgore were in El Reno Monday.
Mr. Otto Mitchell visited with home
folks from Richland Sunday.
Miss Dixie Carl was in El Kent)
Sunday i.> attend the dedication ol
the M. E. Church there.
Mr and Mrs. Clarence I.a< ■■> anil
children returned to their home near
Rev. Wood went to Cutty Saturdaj
to fill his regular appointment there.
A letter from Miss Opal Kt liar sa>s
she is delighted with the school work
in Tonkawa and is far ahead ol what
she even expected.
Mrs. .1. C.. Smith of Minco was
shopping m I'nion the first ot the
The Misses Abers of Tedda were
shopping in I'nion Saturday
Mr and Mrs. <\ O. Greer of Walnut
township were In I'nion this week.
Prof l Hall of Piedmont was cir-
culating among his friends Saturdaj
t* A, r"' y
He Sped Grimly Across Fields.
hard, thanks to the rain of the morn-
ing, and perfectly adapted to the ,
handicap race They passed a farm-
house with the youth gaining A
surprised yokel yelled loudly as Keat-
ing passed him, and fell in behind,
waving a rusty pitchfork.
On and on ran the trio. Another j
house sprung into view beside the i
road, and an aged tiller of the soil,
wrinkled and seamed with the years
that had fallen heavy upon him, am- i
bled rheumatically out of the yard
and Joined the gallop.
Keating, after the first brief gain, |
could not lessen the distance between
himself and the animal. From behind I
came the stentorian breathing of the
last one to join the run, and the j
raspy whoops of the other, who was j
1 now Just behind
Keating's cap blew off on the wings
of a breeze engendered by his fast I
sprint, and his heavy dark hair,
) usually worn slicked to his head, was
now flying here and there. The four 1
legged leader showed signs of weak-
ening. Keating did not stop for bin
You quit that," blared the rustic
Just behind, who seemed, despite the
college records of his pacemaker, to
be holding his own remarkably well.
"You quit pesterin' that poor sheep!"
Keating had no mind—nor wind—
to enter into a controversy. He kept
still. The sheep was wavering. It
carried too much wool to keep up the
sprint. The fishing rod bobbed awk
Another house loomed up ahead
The ewe dodged madly through the
gateway leading up to this, and as
the youth put his remaining strength
to a final jump, fell panting on its
side. With an exultant yell Keating
dropped on his knees beside the wind
.•d animal, and made ready to extract
The protested bleat of the sheep
was answered by an angry whoop
from the road, and lf>r pounds of farm
or hurled itself through Bpace and
landed on the back of the unsuspect
"You fool" yelled the angry angler
"Get off What the deuce do you
"Pick on a poor sheep, will you?"
rasped the other "I'll learn you city
fellers that property is to be respect-
"Keating spent no time in argument.
His fists found the face of the other,
and a beautiful battle was precipitated
thereby. The fight was all in favor ot
the excited fisherman until the arrival
of the long-whiskered one who had
been distanced in the race The third
man jumped into the battle with a
raucous shout His hands were as
hard as boulders and a fluke blow
from one of these deprived the fisher-
man of his senses.
When Keating recovered conscious
ness he found himself neatly trussed
t up, and two red and perspiring farm
era standing by and eyeing him with
"You darned city bug," growled the
younger. "What kind o' rowdyln is
that you are up to? Chasin' a poor
defenseless critter until she falls down
"You're crazy," snarled Keating
"Couldn't you see that she had my
fishhook stuck in her silly wool?
"Fine thing for you to be doin .
added the other rustic. "Stickin your
hook in other people's sheep-
"If other people's sheep would quit
sticking their noses in my affairs they
would not be hooked."
"But you did hook her," came from
the younger one
"Certainly I hooked her," snapped
Keating "And now tell me what you
are going to do with me. Burn me at
An angry snort Issued from the
whiskers of the ancient. "We're going
to hold you until Mrs. Griggs comes
"And who, If I may ask, is Mrs
"She's the owner of that poor perse-
cuted lambie—she's also the local rep-
resentative of the S. P. C. A., an-
swered the youthful granger "She'll
fix you for having been cruel to Con
"Consuella!" cried Keating. "Do
you mean to tell me that that old
sheep is named Consuella."
"I'll, huh, an' the more names you
call her the harder it'll go with you "
Keating, in the city, was Charles
Keating, Esq., managing an agency
for a well-known cash register con-
cern. He bore the respect of his fel-
In his bonds before these country
men, fuming and fretting, and with a
perspiration running down his fore-
head, his dignity was conspicuously
The mind of the youth was on the
austere Miss Decker, his fiancee
He mentally thanks fortune that
this little misadventure was a thing
of the country.
Pad. pad; pad. pad'
Keating, his back to the driveway,
heard the approaching rig before it
had come to a stop beside him.
"What is this?" asked a chilly voice
—a woman's voice.
"This man was a chasin' of Con
suella," explained the farmer. "He
had a fishhook in her wool, and his
pole and line hangin to it, and he
was runnin' her to beat Time. We
knew—Hiram and I what store you
get by that sheep, Mrs Griggs, an' we
kept him, thinkin' as how you'd like
to sick the law on him
A musical laugh rang out, and the
marrow in the bones of the prisoner
congealed as he heard it. He knew
"Turn him over," came in a soft
contralto. "You don't care if I look
upon the classic profile of your pris
oner, do you, aunt?"
Hiram's foot prodded the youth face
about—and a beet-red face it was!
The girl in the carriage broke into
a hysterical scream.
"Oh. aunt'" she gasped when she
had recovered her breath "This is too
much. Your sheep chaser is is m>
Following the orders of Mrs Griggs
Keating was speedily liberated Ex
planations followed. Mrs (iriggs
laughed Miss Marion Denton scream
ed again. Keating whose sense of
humor would not spread to cover the
situation, frowned ominously at the
j two embarrassed ones who were re
sponsible for his predicament \V ith
awkward apologies the two made a
"That is the first time I ever saw
you give indications of being real
flesh and blood, growled Keating,
townbound, and with the girl by his
| "Now that I find you something be-
sides a business automaton and a crea
i ture of conditions like the rest of us,
' we may understand each other bet-
j ter," laughed tb* girl
HIS CAREER WAS ACCIDENTAL
Harry Molntlre, One of the Winning
Pitchers on the Chicago Team,
Tells of Start.
BY HARRY MclNTIRE.
(Copyright, 1910. by Joseph II. Bowles.)
My baseball career was rather an
accident from the outset I never had
the slightest idea of earning my live-
lihood playing ball or of taking it up
as a profession The truth Is that I
was inclined to go into the priesthood
when 1 was a small boy, and my other
ambition was to be locomotive en
From the time I first can remember
I loved baseball and played It always
as a pitcher, if the other fellows would
let me, and w hen they wouldn't let me
pitch 1 played somewhere else. It was
at the Brothers' school at Dayton. O.,
that I first belonged to an organized
team. I was backstop for the catcher,
and very proud to chase balls that
went past him I began to study pitch
ing then, for we had a good pitcher on
the school team, and 1 watched to see
what he did to puzzle batters. One
of the priests had been a pitcher at
We Have Over Half of the New World
i . *..ii Mil «*ur >fnI « numerntIon of the
-W- SONl SI~'E TO
■VSHINC.TON The Indications be
lug that the census will show the
population of the United States to he
over 90.000,000. It aeetns assured that
a full and careful enumeration of the
Brazilians would show about 20,000.-
000 of them.
Mexico, only about 25 per cent of
the size of Itrazll In square miles, Is
safely established In third place
among all the nations of the New
World, as far as numbers go In other
respects the Argentine surpasses Mex-
ico, and so does Canada. 1 heir Indus-
trial output Is greater and their for-
eign commerce Is larger In every way.
Argentina and Canada are alke also.
over u iwbuk« ...... Argentina uuu v.nuouo mv-
the republic contains more than half tn growing so fast and with such as-
. t i.it ..•.to «.f i ho World ... «mh f i i mil mu ift expansion
.if the Inhabitants of the New W orld
If Is quite probable that all of the re-
maining countries of this hemisphere
have fewer than 80,000.000 inhabl
That point can never be settled defi
nltely until conditions change null
cally in many extensive regions of
Latin America Now most of the
states south of Mexico and north of
the Argentine either make a farce of
their census taking or else do not at-
tempt It at any time
surance of continued swift expansion
that they may overtake and pass Mex-
ico. Their chief cities already surpass
the largest civic centers lu the coun-
try which Diaz makes his footstool.
Hut now neither is within G.000,000 of
the Mexican total
From these rivals, so unlike In many
things, but so similar In their high
hopes and their rapid development,
down through countries like l'eru,
Columbia, Venezuela and Bolivia, the
experts guess their way to the many
lteeeut estimates, partly based upon small states which maintain a sepa.
ate existence In l.atln America. Costa
lllca Is probably the least of them all
In numbers, counting but 350,000 resi-
dents Cuba Is fairly well filled up,
ranking In density of population with
several of the Southern states.
As a rule, with comparatively few
exceptions, l.atln America Is rich In
unsettled country. A very large part
(if the vast expanse or land south of
the Mexican frontier, all the way to
the southern end of South America
lies open to settlement.
Koine uay such wealth In unused tta
tural resources must cause great
growth, but that is a matter of the In-
definite future Kor the present It la
| certain that the United Stntes will
hold Its lead over the other countries
of the New World, counting all of
1 them together.
census records, which have been
made In South America and Central
America, Indicate that there are about
70,000,000 people living between the
Klo Grande and Cape Horn, Including
the West Indies. Canada has per
haps 7,000.000, allowing for rapid
growth since the census of 1901, and
Newfoundland adds less than 250,000.
Unless the estimates, which seem
most Intelligently made, are very wide
of the mark In several countries
where there are no authentic and ex
act statistics of population, the total
for the New World, outside of the
United States, cannot exceed 80,000,
Brazil, much the largest country of
South America, is the most populous
In till' \ ('Stern Hemisphere, except
the United States It Is probable that
Gives No Money for Road Building
school, and he taught me some more
I remember when he told me that
keeping cool and never losing the tem
per was a better way of winning than
Pretty soon our class team let me
pitch, and after a timo we tackled the
school team and beat them so I was
put on the school team. I began to
think I knew it all. and It took several
beatings to show me how little I knew
When I left school I was looking for a
Job and a friend of mine, who was
playing on the Kankakee (111.) Y M
C. A. club asked me to come over
there and pitch for that team. I
looked on it just as a summer vaca-
tion, but made good there and found
myself getting along so well I com-
menced to study pitching seriously as
my profession It was hard work with
many discouragements, but I stuck to
it. Every time a batter made a hit
ofT me I studied to find why he had hit
it and what I ought to have done to
keep him from hitting hard. The next
season 1 arrived at Danville, ill . and
played all summer. There was
a wise old catcher there who taught
me a lot, and from there I took a
couple of big jumps into the big league
and have stuck I think the great
reason why I have managed to stick
Is that I never have stopped study-
ing the game and its players If a man
gets to know It all he will be in the
bush leagues soon.
Horse Racing Started Early.
The earliest definite establishment
of horse racing stems to have been
made at Chester, England It was Wil-
liam (.'hester, who about 1009. being
mayor of Chester, did cause three sil
ver bells to be made of good value to
be run for Ui>on the "Koode Dee
From the nature of the prizes was de
rived the problem "To Hear the Hell,
though the bells In this ease existed
long before the "ring I he "( hester
cup," which has been substituted for
the "best bell" Is tiovs worth $12,500,
to sav nothing of Cheshire cheeses for
the three placed horse.
Daniels, the Swimmer, Retires,
Announcement is made here that
Charles M Daniels of the New York
Athletic club, champion swimmet of
the world at 100, lo0 and 2J" yards;
Olympic champion ot St I,oul
Athens and London and Amerl< an
champion at all distances from for* >
yards to one mile, ha det :ded to re
tire While no reason Is given foi
Daniels' decision to abandon tin
sport in which he has reigned singu
larly supreme, It Is hinted that new-
found matrimonial care.-, are more o
1 HF lf)fA
Pi t ASf
AS regularly as the sessions roll
around, congress sidesteps, smoth
ers or overrides all propositions which
would embark the government In the
business of road building The logic
and importance in the outcry for
goodroads" is universally admitted,
but everybody's business comes peril-
ously near having nobody's attention.
rioinc commnuitles. townships, coun-
ties and a few states have made more
<>r less real progress towards improv
Ing the highways locally Where the
states take a hand a beginning Is made
towards obtaining "through routes
Hut. despite all that has been said for
a revival of road building, notwlth
standing editorial support from publl
cations of all partisan shades, the
movement as yet has no central or
ganlzation which presses tho work
slong broad lines
The federal government thus far co
operates only by giving advice It
maintains a small bureau In the de
partment of agriculture devoted first
, to the propaganda of the good roads
Idea and secondl) to the maintenance
of a limited corps of experts, who.
when their assistance is solicited, will
make suggestions as to the best meth
ods for road building under given cir
cuinstances, und to a certain extent,
experiments in the use of materials
are conducted by the specialists of
| Mtrps. lor the reason thai dominant
! view in congress has been that this
I properly delimits tho government's
Hepresentative Anthony of Kansas
Introduced a bill In the house last win-
ter for the construction of a military
hlghwa> between Fort Leavenworth
and Fort Hlley, 100 miles, by convicts
in the two federal penitentiaries at
Fort Leavenworth. The bill was lost
after a debate that developed Into a
general discussion of the good roads
The measure had tho Indorsement of
I President Taft, the chief of staff of
the army and the quartermaster gen-
eral General .1 Franklin Hell, then
chief of staff, stated In a letter to Hep
resentatlve Anthony that the proposed
road would unquestionably be of
great military value and convenience."
Farmers of many townships through
which the proposed road would run
offered to supply all the rock and
other material to be used In Its con-
Like Others of Its kind, this meas-
ure was wrecked upon constitutional
1 rocks. The opponents of the bill con-
tended that General Hell did not claim
the road to be a military necessity,
and that. 11 not done for this purpose,
ihe government could not build it, be-
cause the constitution authorizes the
onstruction of only such roads as aro
required to meet military necessities
and post roads
On Leaving Eden.
i;v, "Shall we tales the snake with
us'"' Adam "Well. I guess not:
people will think wu aru going Into
this bureau. Here the government vaudeville
Capital Boys Are to Be Suppressed
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Regulations to prot*
from danger of injury
them looked after for vloli
regulations are to l- enfc
The danger to child, ei
■ 1 to have
r hand, children
, ta have caused
the streets," h«
hue and cry is
lots are used for
• a tin At times,
lar~- and noisy
i n the street
of trouble to
tu a 11
nmark, with G0.000 ri
, a cyclist's para
s stand upon
loud and hols'
In past years MaJ Sylv
ired the enactment of a limited cur
w law lie still thinks something
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