The Calumet Chieftain (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CALUMET CHIEFTAIN
CALUMET, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1918
KILLED IN ACTION
Mrs. Benjamin Lake received
a telegram from the War Depart-
ment stating that her husband
was killed in action, Sept. 15,
After the telegram came she
received a letter dated Sept, 6.
Memorial services were held
at the Midway Baptist Church
Friday, conducted by Rev. Geo.
Mr. Lake was called to colors
September of last year and went
overseas in May.
He leaves a wife and two
small children. Mrs Lake is ^a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. 3.
Faulk, southeast of town.
Notice to Subscribers! BOY ACC1DENTLY SHOT
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because your subscription is over
three months in arreats, the lim-
it the government allows weekly
papers to carry their readers.
Unless you renew by Novem-
ber 1st, we will be compelled to
stop your paper. We dislike
very mucn to do this but accord-
ing ta late ruling 'of the War
Department we will have to do
so. Come in at once so you will
not miss a single issue.
Letter from Geo. R. Small
Li iianapolis Ind.
J. H. Myers is a man after
our own heart. Sunday he ar-
rived here with his wile and ba-
by and will reside on the Mrs.
Whipple farm four miles south-
west of town. Monday he came
to Calumet and one of the first
things he did was to cotne in and
order the Ohiefain sent to his ad-
dress. He knows that the quick-
est and «. asiest way to get ac-
quainted with the people in the
town and community is to read
the home paper He will also
see the best merchants advertise-
ments and know where to go to
get his supplies.
Letter from John Barnes
Vote f..r Your Best Interests
Elect C. C. Thompson. County
Commissioner. His past busi-
ness expirience will promote suc-
cessful prosecution of this office.
He believes in just and fair
treatment to all and that every
man is entitled to what he pays
for. If he is elected he will do
hi3 duty and work to the best
interest of a 11 concerned.
Will write to you this evening.
I have been sick for twelve
days, was in the hospital that
long. I had the Influenza, it
sure is hard on a fellow, or it
was on me. 1 suppose every
just the same around
I asked for a furlough
Ralph Mo >re, the 19-year old
son of G. G. Moore, living seven
miles north west of towr was ac
cidentlv shqt Sunday morning.
Ralph and Perry Moore, and
a neighbor boy were handling a
loaded revolver when it was dis-
charged, the ball entering Ralphs
abdomed just below the navel
passed to the right and lodged thing is
in tne thigh. Calumet
He was taken in a car to the butldidn t get any. they said it
El Reno hospital Sunday after- j wasn't worth while, and I think
noon. An operetaion was per- s° myself. Just as soon as we
formed Monday morning, remov- get 2i more boys we will leave
ing the ball. The wound seems here. We are in tents again. It
to be only in the flesh. sure gets cold at nights here. All
The ball was of the steel-jack- of the leaves are brown here
et type: 38 caliber. now. There is an airplane lights
Mr. Moore was returning from here every day and carries mail
Oklahoma City and passed thru from here to somewhere but I
El Renoat the time they were don't know where. Well I don t
there with the wounded boy but know any more to write so 1 will
did not hear of the accident un-! close.
til he reached home, lie return-; \our iiiend,
ed to El Reno and was present at j Geo. R. Small,
the operation. I
Eunice, daughter of Chas.
Lyon has the pneumonia.
Miss Bessie Mc Coy who clerks
at the Buck stofe is sick with
As the opening of the schools
and all other public places is in
the hands of the State Authoriti"
es it is not known when the
schools and churches will be open.
D. F. .Jones was in Oklahoma
City on business last week.
Our advertisers always have:
3ome bargains for our readers.
Letter Fiom Geo. W.Bullock
Somewhere in France.
September 14, 1918
Calumet Lodge No. 505. I.O.O.F.
My Dear Brothers:
Mare Island, Cal." Oct., 12
" It has been some time ,
since 1 received your letter but I,
have not had time to write you.
It is past nine and the rest of the ^
boys have gone to bed, taps |
have blown, but I am sitting by
a fence, writing you this letter
under a street light.
I have worked pretty hard to-
day. I am pretty tired and
sleepy so you will have to excuse
the scribbling. You will not get
this until after conference and j
bv that time I will be gone from
these parts. Don't know where
we will land. I have been on
this ship nearly three months
The cake you sent me was sure
good, one of my mates and I ate
it, he thought it was very good.
Yes mother I am very well
satisfied here, butdon't you think
for a moment that I would not
liketosae you before I leave.
But I know it is impossible. You
are the only person that I really
care to see before I go, if I could
put my arms around you and talk
to you tonight I would be satis-
fied. My mind has come to you
many times since I saw you last.
Mother dear, I wa^t you to pro-
mise me one thing and stick to it
stop worrying over me:won't you
please? I was rather surprised
to hear that vou were worried,
but I would hate to lose my head
and do such a foolish thing as
to get married. The more I see
of the married life the less I
think of it.
I got the pillow alright, it sure
helps out. I will send you a dol-
lar to cover postage of the cake
and pillow. Tell the hoys to
write me for I wont get much
mail after I leave here. I will
close for this time, write soon
OME cold night not far distant you will wish you
had one of those comfy, warm, servicable Bed
Blankets down at Mench's Store.
Size 60x7(5 Pure long staple cotton soft fleecy finish 5*^
shell stitched edges, striped border, a pair *r
Large size Blanket 72x80 reversible, soft fleece, nap on both sides
shell stitched edges nine inch striped colored A gQ
borders, gray or tan, per pair
Australian gray wool mixed Blankets, full size G(>xK(), weight
4 1-2 lbs", good downy wool fleecing, shell stiched g CQ
edges, colored borders, body gray, a pair
The above are but a taste. Come in and look them
over if we were to buy them now they would sell at
least a dollar more on the pair,
Best quality Flannels, 27 inches wide, firm, even
heavy weight, full napped on both sides, blue, pink, or
gray, in stripes checks and plaids. About 25 pieces, i ard
Most complete line of Hosiery it has been our pleasure
to own for sometime and the prices are sure to please.
1 have been
I wanting to write you ever since
[ I left home and if you had gotten
a letter every time I thought of
you boys and the good times we
always had you would have a
pile of them by now. But life in
the army is very busy, now days
so we write when we can.
I have seen quite a bit of the
world and had lots of expirience
since I joined the army and I
have never regretted that I went
in when I did for we are fight-
ing for a noble cause and forth
very things that Odd Fellowship
has alway taught us.
i We usually camp in dugouts
just behind the lines and doeng-
, nearing wor k.
We have to make some hard
old hikes and have it a little
, to ugh and dangerous sometimes
but we don't mind as long as we
are helping to put down Prussian
! ism and we are going to put it
i down before we return to the
j best country in the world.
I have seen quite a bit of
France. It is a great country,
but it is too old and out of date
for us westerners. The French
are a quiet home-loving people
and it is a pity they were distur-
bed by the hellish Iluns.
I run on to a good many Odd
Fellows in the army. How are
all the lodges in Canadian coun-
ty? Do you still have those big
old County meetings?
I am getting alon<r alright and
have an appetite like an army
mule, I would be glad to hear
from each one of you. Hope to
be able to meet with you again
before many months. Give my
love to the Rebekahs and write
soon. Your brother in Friend-
ship, Loveland Truth.
Pvt. George W. Bullock,
F. 108th Eng 'rs. A. E. 1'
Via New York
Our Boys Over There"
THE Boys "Over There" have delivered their all. What are you offering
1 The Boys did not enlist for six months. They will be there at the finish.
Time or expense they did not consider. rl his is a long fight.
Have You Bouaht Your War Savinas Stamps Yet?
USE VICTORY FLOUR
Who'll be the first to complain
of too much rain.
Wheat. 2 (0
Ear-corn 1 SO
Kafir corn 175
Oats 1.' 0
Stags . 16
Old Roosters * 1C
Eggs - 38
Cream No. 1 — 57
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