Hollis Post-Herald (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 7, 1912 Page: 4 of 6
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upon us. It is time to think about the new dress or waist for the coming
We all hear the question hourly, "What shall my new dress be? Tm
dress goods department is at your command, so come in ask questions, and ask to see the following items:
28 to 36 inches long
Ladies Leather Hand Bags, cor
Curtain Scrim, a very pretty CI
Cream, each 48c to
Ladies Hose and Gloves—Just rece
great value, in an all silk r
Misses Sailor Blouse for the S«
trimmed in red, and tan trimir
worth $ 1.50, a great value
The Store with Six Y
LUKE ROBERTS, Prop, and Pub.
Subscription $ 1.00 AY ear
Entered ut the Post Office at Hollis. Okluho
mn, us second class muil matter.
THURSDAY, MAR, 7, 1912
H L RUSSELL
For County Superintendent
J. W. BRIDGES
R. F. JONES
G P MORTON
I. M. GIBBONS
J C GAMBILL
For District Clerk
E. F. DAVIS
J. R. McCUTCHEON
For County Clerk
J D READY
For County Treasurer
W R AT/FILL
For Register of Deeds
J. ,J. (JAriO EWTNG
L O TUCKER
J H SCRUGGS
For Public Weigher.
E. N DIAL
CLAUDE A. RODGERS
G. W. OVERTON
C M KEYS
For County Attorney.
J. 0. COUNTS
E. M STEWART
For County Judge
E C. Abernathy
For Tax Assessor
S D BARNETT
JOHN B. COX.
For County Commissioner Precinct
For County Commissioner Precinct, 1
A. J. HART
Beautiful line of Voils, the sea-
son's latest creations, shown in
both fancy and nlain d^siornc
In the silks, the mulls, fancy taf~
fetes, foulards, will be in vague.
You can find these here in all the
Frances Poyd Calhoun
! "These-here 'lasses sho' Is-" he t>e-! "Yes'm, I jes' loves to work; I wish
! ran but instantly remembering that I had time to work all the time. But
! he must be more particular tn his It makes my belly ache to churn—1
I speech, he stammered out: sot a awful pain right now."
"These-here Bho'is—am-are a nice "Churn on!' she commanded un-
messer'lasses. I ain't never eat sech sympathetically.
•■mit, by Rellly A Britton Co.)
no, recttiess, aissi- u# was a Bifcai 10 gladden even a prim
heart. The water had
curled his hair into riotous yellow
ringlets, his bright eyes gleamed, his
beautiful, expressive little face shone
happily, and every movement of his
agile, lithe figure v*as grace Itself.
"I sho' Is hongry." he remarKed, as
he took his seat at the breakfast ta-
Miss Minerva realized that now was
the time to begin her Email nephew's
training; if she was ever to teach him
to speak correctly she must begin at
"William," she said sternly, "you
must not talk so much like a negro.
pated brother-in-law was dead, too,
and the child had been sent to her;
!o the aunt who did not want him,
who did not care for children, who
had never forgiven her sister her un-
fortunate marriage. "If he had only
been a girl," she sighed. What she
believed to be a happy thought en-
tered her brain.
"1 shall rear him," she promised
herself, "just as if he were a little
girl; then he will be both a pleasure
and a comfort to me, and a compan-
ion for my loneliness."
Miss Minerva was strictly method-
ical; she worked ever by the clock, _ >
so many hours for this, so many for; instead of saying I sho' is hongry
that. William, she now resolved, for you should say, 'I am very hungry.'
the first time becoming really mtor-
es-ted in him, should grow up to be a
model young man, a splendid and
wonderful piece of mechanism, a fine,
practical, machine-like individual,
moral, upright, religious. She was
Rlad that ho was young; she would
begin his training on the morrow. She
would teach him to sew, to sweep, to
churn, to cook, and when he was old-
er he should be educated for tae min-
"Yes," said Miss Minerva; "l snail
be very strict with him Just al first,
and punish him for the slightest dis-
ct edience or misdemeanor, and he
will roon learn that my authority is
not to be questioned."
And the little boy who had never
hrul a restraining hand laid upon him
in hi-:, fhort. life? He slept sweetly
and innocently In the next room,
:'"<=>?ming of the care-free existence on
the plantation and of his idle, happy,
Ths Willing Worker.
"Get up, William," said Miss Mi-
nerv-.i, "and come with me to the
bathroom; I have fixed your bat'-.."
The child's sleepy eyes popped wide
open at this astounding command.
"Ain't thisdiere Wednesday?" he
"Yes; today is Wednesday. Hurry
up or the water will get cold."
"Well, me an' Wilkes Booth Lincoln
jest washed las' Sat'day. We ain't got
to wash no mo* till nex' Sat'day," he
"Oil. yes," said his relative; "you j Listen to me and try to speak more
must bathe every day." I correctly.
"Me an' Wilkes Booth Lincoln ain't j "Don't! don't!" she screamed as he
never wash on a Wednesday sence | helped himself to the meat and gravy.
h«m " he >rot®st«d indiKnanUv.' leaving a little brown river on her
a good bait. They sho' is—I aimed to
say—these 'lasses sho' are a bird;
they's 'nother sight tastier'n sorghum,
an' Aunt Cindy 'lows that sorghum is
the very penurity of a nigger."
She did not again correct him.
"I must be very patient," she
thought, "and go very slowly. 1 must
not expect too much of him at first."
After breakfast Miss Minerva, who
would not keep a servant, preferring
to do her own work, tied a big cook-
apron around the little boy's neck, and
told him to churn while she washed
; the dishes. This arrangement did not
j suit Billy.
I "Boys don't churn," he said sullen
! ly; "me an' Wilkes Booth Lincoln don'
never have to churn sence we's born;
j 'omans has to churn an' I ain't a-going
' to. Major Minerva—he ain't never
churn," he began belligerently, but his
relative turned an uncompromising
and rather perturbed back upon him.
Realizing that he was beaten, he sub-
mitted to his fate, clutched the dasher
angrily, ^nd began hls«weary work.
He grabbed the dasher and churned
vigorously for one minute.
"I reckon the butter's done come,"
he announced, resting from his labors.
"It hasn't begun to come yet," re-
plied the exasperated woman. "Don't
waste so much time, William."
The child churned in silence for the
space of two minutes, and suggested:
"It's time to put hot water In it; Aunt
Cindy alwayB puts hot water In It
Lemme git some fer you."
"I never put hot water In my milk,"
said she, "it makes the butter puffy.
Work more and talk less, William."
Again there was a brief silence,
broken only by the sound or the
dasher thumping against the bottom
of the churn, and the rattle of the
"I sho* Is tired," he presently re-
marked, heaving a deep sigh. "My
Continued next week.
The Duke's Dream.
The duke of Devonshire, who passed
away some ye.-irs ago, once said to a
friend: 'Yesterday I went to sleep,
and I dreamed that 1 was addressing
the house of lords, and when 1 awoke
1 found 1 was addressing the house of
One of the strangest things in this
world is why the kind of woman who
Is proud of her Intellectuality nearly
always marries a man who likes to
tirKer with sick chickens.—Galveston
WAR noru ll« (iiiiMBini. —
Billy's Idea of a bath was taken
from the severe weekly scrubbing
which Aunt Cindy ga.ve him with a
hard washrag, and he felt that he'd
rather die at once than have to bathe
He followed his aunt dolefully to
the bathroom at the end of the long
back porch of the old-fashioned, one-
story house; but once In the big
white tub he was delighted.
In fact, he stayed In it so long
Miss Minerva had to knock on the
door and tell him to hurry up and
get ready for breakfast
"Say," he yelled out to her, "I likes
this-here; it's mos' as fine as Johnny's
Wash Hole, where me an' Wilkes
Booth Lincoln goes in swimmin' ever
sence we's born."
When he end* Irta tha
fresh white tablecloth. "Wait unt)
I ask a blessing; then I will help jou
to what you want."
Billy enjoyed his breakfast very
much. "These muffins sho' is—" he
began; catching his aunt's eye he cor-
rected himself: "These muffins am
"These muffins are very good," aaid
Miss Minerva patiently.
"Did you ever eat any bobbycued
rabbit?" he asked. "Me an' Wilkes
Booth Lincoln been eatin' chit'lins, an
sweet 'taters, an' 'possum, an' squir-
rel, an' hoe-cake, an' Brunswick stew
ever sence we's born," was his proud
"Use your napkin," commanded she,
"and don't fill your mouth *o full."
TJ:e little bov flooded his pl?te with
He vTaa glad his little black friend
did not witness his disgrace.
As he thought of Wilkes Booth Lin-
coln the big tears came into his eyes
and rolled down his cheeks; he leaned
way over the churn and the great glis-
tening tears splashed right into the
hole made for the dasher, and rolled
into the milk.
Billy grew interested at once and
laughed aloud; he puckered up his
face and tried to weep again, for he
wanted more tears to fall into the
churn; but the tears refused io come
and he couldn't squeeze another on<
out of his eyes.
"Aunt Minerva," he said mischiev-
,1 ously. "I done ruint yo' buttermilk."
"What have /ou ' ?" she in
Thoroughbred Rhode Island Reds,
eggs $1 00 for setting of 15—M B
Whisenant. Route 1 Hollis, 2 miles
South and 5 miles west. Telephon
long, short, long on 19.
M B Whisenant called at this office
Tuesday and renewed his subscrip-
tion to the Post-Herald.
The Methodist Ladies will give
"Saint Patricks Tea" on Friday
March 15th at Mrs C W Gilliland'
Hours 3 to 6 in afternoon, 8 to 11 in
D T Moore made a professional
visit to Quanah last week.
Cotton Seed for sale, if you wan
to raise cotton in Northern Onlahoma
plant O B Burnetts Early Panhand1
Improved Cotton Seed.
O B Burnett, Memphis Tex.
We can make you a loan on improv-
ed business or residence property at a
straigl.t rute of iC j.er cent. You
get your monejr <m .'it;.* ■'y
just as the farmer doe.? on his fa.m.
y Hollis Reality Co.
For Sale—Complete outfit of hous
hold goods. Will sell al lor part.—
noth; i '
i' it a
Call for County Warrants.
The following warrants are payable
1911 and 1912 series.
All court warrants
All Salary warrants
Road and Bridge No's 25 to 37 Ine
Contingent No's 43 to 46 Inc.
Poor and Insane He's 36 to 39 Inc
W R Aufill
fit to adopt the principles
of this so-called progressivism, he
will prefer to become a Republican.
Nothing to"> low or "con-
temptible or mean can be imagined
to v liich opponent will not stoop. In |
Reception at Baptist Church
The ladies of the Baptist Church'
delivered the meeting unanimously Ura* of i*™™ce personality; T M Hunter and hisvi.o, a. che.|
ttj wra It is hard to release your'.
s-If from their clutch when they
once get a firm hold
system. The best
elected him president of the StateJand of wonderful forcft- H~ eo ,!d
wide Harmon Club, considering him up <ii the streets ov Hollis to
the man who most nearly represented morrow and sell dozens of gold bricks
the Harmon sentiment. j to the most conservative busi-
This speech is a crushing blow to ness men in the town. He comes up-
the Wilson forces ft.r certainly the on the stage with a hurrah and fills
Democratic party cannot affordd to his deluded follows with
1 c-V.urch next Teusiay night.
\ cordial invitation is extend
vcvyone to be present.
do anything that wouldd drive Judge asm that will f Jn anu renew(
Maxey and his few hundred followers out his unscrupulous plans. While' t« the Post-Herald.
N E Abernathy of Madge was here
the first of the week attending -he
regular meeting of the commissioners
, court He called at this office while
them to carry ;n ^oWn an(] renewed his subscription i
ir-1 wsr'' m hold 011 youri
Hi I—system- The best way is to
N;V ■ I L® lake our Couffh & Cold Cure
I \ c \ Vv n0n you the cold com
I on- Then you will be rid
of it quickly. And even if the
cold is firmlv spntprl +1,;
1! *t Quickly. And even if the
W is firmly seated, this effi
cient remedy will give ready
relief and will hasten recovery
And Paint, Oil and Varnishes, the Best on Eirft.
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