The Hollis Post-Herald (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 15, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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Published every Thursday.
" POSTSERALS^PU CO. ^
HOBERT n. HUFF
Subscription Price II.00 The Year.
Entered at Post Offlce in Hollis, OUIuliomu u
■econd class mall mutter
March winds have been trans-
ferred to the month of April.
The indictment against Gov.
Haskell was dismissed on account
of an illegal jiiry.
Now that the Commercial
Club is busy, let everybody join
hands and pull for Hollis.
Stick to your town. Stand by
your friends. Help the boosters
boost what is worth boosting.
The knocker is not absolutely
zero in the economy of local af
fairs, but the booster is 100
The promise of new buildings
for Hollis looks like the town is
in earnest about becoming the
metropolis of the West.
Invite the farmers to trade in
Hollis. Did .vou ever stop to
consider that the farmers do as
much toward making alive town
as the merchants?
We have received a letter from
Congressman Scott Ferris indi-
cating his early return from
Washington to his home at. Law
tor and promising if possible to
pay this section a visit during
his home visit,.
Visitors to Hollis wonder ;it
the phenominal growth of our
beautiful little town, and yet it
should be no cause for wonder,
for it has advantages which are
bound to develop it w'th satis-
We have just received the
initial nuinbet- of the Vinson
News, published by J. 10 Taylor.
It is a well gotten-up 12 page
4-column paper, and bids fair to
become a very important factor
in the development of that section
We have been informed that
several new concrete buildings
are being considered by citizens
who have the capital to have
them erected. One need of the
town is suitable rentable build-
ing property. One good build-
ing calls for another, and only
good ones should now be built
Public Park and Lake.
We have near town an incip
lent park which bids fair to be
come one of the most attractive
resorts of this section of coun-
try. There is no reason why
Hollis could not enjoy the dis
tinction of having the very best
attraction of that kind in the
county. While of course it
takes time for trees to grow, yet
patience is required for any en
terprtise to develop, and this
park is far on its way toward the
desired medium of development.
Already it is being famed in
other sections. People are talk
ing about the delightful resort
which will be a source of attrac
tion when visitors throng our
Hoating is one of the most ex-
quisite of pastimes, and the in
corporation of a large tract of
land for an artificial lake should
not be overlooked. While of
course there are many who lind
no pleasure in such pursuit,
there are many who do, and it is
necessary to satisfy the tastes of
all who may visit our town.
This lake, if stocked with fish,
would afford many a pleasant
hour for those who delight in
piscatorial pursuits. Everybody
likes to fish— evjn ai i iditor and
to the end that a universal de-
mand be complied with, we deem
it pertinent that our people se
cure land upon which an artili
cial lake may be embodied.
Then when we decide to put in
a system of waterworks, we will
have an abundande < f water.
It is time time to think of these
Has Martin Luther Bible,
Translated from the Latin in
to German under the direction
of Dr. Martin Luther, and re-
quiring twelve years to complete
the task, the work beginning in
1522 and ending in 1534, a Bible
which is now nearly 400 years old
and one of only four published
is the property of J. E. Kolburn
of Guthrie, which came to him as
The size of the book is enor-
mous. The covers are of boards
half an inch thick and the pages
are almost equal to the thickness
of six sheets of paper used to-
day, and are 15 inches long by
10 inches wide, numbering 1,300.
The book contains all of the
angel brought it, .Timmie."
"Wuz you awake when he come?"
"Certainly, .fiiniuie." "Well
then, mama, all that I have got
to say is, that you are dead easy.
I'd like to see any old angel put
off such a looking thing on me.
Hut I reckon we are stuck unless
I kin work Johnny Green to
trade it sight un seen for one of
It is said that the new school
building is to be of concrete.
Since it is proved that concrete
stands tire better than brick,
and will last for quite as long a
time, it is conceded to be a wise
decision. At no distant day the
work will be undertaken and
pushed on to as early completion
Bald face son el horse about
10 or 12 years old, thin in order.
Owner will lind him at the .). N.
D3Lamar wagon yard.
When to Quit Advertising
An English newspaper request
ed a number of its largest adver-
tisers to give their opinions con-
cerning the best time to quit ad
vertising, and the following re-
plies were received:
"When population ceases to
multiply, and ^ the generations
that crowd on after you and
never heard of you stop coming
"When you have convinced
everybody whose lives will touch
yours that you have better sroods
and lower prices than tlu-y can
get anywhere else."
"When you stop making for-
tunes in your si^ht wholly
through the direct use of this
"When you forget the words of
the shrewdest and most success-
ful men concerning the main
cause of their prosperity."
"When younger and fresher
houses in your line cease starting
up and using the newspapers in
telling people how much better
they can do for you than you can "
"When you had rather have
your own way and fail than to
take advice and win."
Miss Dora Stewart, one of the
efficient teacners in our public
school, has secured the appoint-
ment to the chair of history and
Some n°wspaper* are conti i
ually lambasting the business
men, city council cr whoever
may be a candidate for blows, be
cause of a scarcity of hitching
posts or racks in their town.
Every week we read a thrill-
ing appeal to the denizens of
some ambitious mart for more
Now, isn't that absurd?
What's the use in having the
town filled with a lot of posts
with nothing at all to them hut
old gentle family horses? Posts
cost money. Besides, people
may hitch to porch posts. Th'ey
do that now. It is often better
to hitch a horse to a poroh post
than to run the risk of having a
run-a way or getting arrested.
Seriously, would it be a bad
policy for Hollis to install ample
facilities for her customers, who
come here on horseback, in bug
gies or in wagons, to attach
their animals in so stable a
manner that no uneasiness
would be felt while these visitors
are trading with the business
men? The cost would be noth-
ing compared with the good
which would result.
The Eighth grade is very busy
reviewing for the county exam,
which will be given Thursday
and Friday of this week.
Vera Martin is in a good humor
this week, as we have not been
The Seventh grade girls re-
turned from Guy land last Friday
morning and gave the Eighth
grade girls a lesson in guying
Friday afternoon at the ball game.
The Seventh grade pupils are
almost scared to death We don't
know why, but we have heard it
said that they are afraid of the
A part of the Eighth grade are
attending the m usic school. We
think that it will help us in the
Examination. But we notice that
the Seventh graders are not
attending. We suppose that they
don't cure about passirg the
Some of the girls asked Versa
Jones why she didn't-ettend the
singing school Monday night.
She exclaimed: "I would rather
have a Common School diploma
ttyan all the music."
Oscar Abernathy is carrying a
black eye, as the result of a stone
being east on the play ground.
The stone was intended to make
him jflttjp, but he did not jump,
and tbe stone struck him just
below th6 eye. Boys, be careful
and mind what your teacher tells
you. Jumbo Jum.
pictures of the old rulers, and English in the Southwestern
also one of Dr. Luther, the au-
thor, and his family.
Normal School at Weatherford,
Okla. We congratulate her upon
We are always glad to receive
any item of local news. Some of
our friends have been kind
enough to ask us if we will pub-
lish anything "boosting" the
town. While we are surprised
at the request, inasmuch as we
have always gladly given space
to such matter, yet we wish to
assure our patrons again that we
will gladly give space to any item
Which will in any way enhance
the local interest of our citizens,
and put our town more favorably
before the reading world.
This rare volume is insured her appointment, realizing the
for $12,000. It came into the higher sphere of usefulness
possession of the family by pur-1 which this position renders pos-
chase at an auction sale in Phila-j sible.
delphia iu 1702. The bill of sale) The following letter is self-
given with the book is of peculiar explanatory:
reading, and says: "This book April 10th, 1909.
was purchased for two silver Judge Andrew M. Stewart,
half dollars." Mangum, Oklahoma.
Mr. Kolburn has had several | Dear Sir:
There never was a truer say-
ing than that a town is judged
by its newspapers. If it is
crowded with advertisements, let
not the subscriber find fault, but
rejoice and be exceedingly glad,
because it denotes a live and
Prosperous community. Tin3
town and surrounding c >unti\v
are mutually interested in the
prog res-!, because both share in
the advancement Let mer
chants keep the advertising col
umns of the local papers well
filled and the community will do
their part in the general pros-
perity 'ov placing their patron
age where it will do the most
S. H. Beavers of Oklahoma
City spent first of the week in
Hollis, organizing a building and
loan association. This company
had been solicited to come to
Hollis for some time, but on ac
count of our being an inland
town, it did not accept any prop-
ositions. While Mr. Beavers was
in Altus he was convinced that
we would soon have a railroad,
and hastened here to organize an
investment company, which was
consummated. E. L Gardner
was appointed to represent them.
Mr. Beavers' opinion of our
railroad prospects should con-
vince "doubting Thomases ' that
the outside world has as much
confidence in Hollis' future as
Already 130 miles of grade are
completed, and 200 teams are at
work at various places in Texas.
By a process of tiling fully 75
per cent of the bridge work will
be cut out between here and Al-
tus, thus grtatly shortening the
length of time required for com-
pletion of the ti ack between here
offers for the volume, but
declined all of them.
has) I confirm my wire to you of
| last night, that your sister was
; given a position in the depart-
An Inventor. ment of History at Weatherford.
Senator Robert L Owens is j giie will receive official notice in
due time, from Secretary John
J. A. Menefee,
said to be the holder of sixteen
patents, and to show the range of
his inventive mind, here are a
few of his patents:
"A cotton baling process, for
round bales; an automatic rail-1 ,,,
road brake: a bolt with a new Dennis-McClure.
kind of head that makes the bolt! Last Monday morning Mark
tighten instead of loosen; system j Dennis, son of O. C. Dennis who
but the editor is ubiquitous, om
niscient, omnipresent, omnipo-
tent, "omnivorous." If you
can't see a good point don't fail
to see a bad one. If a thousand
pleasant things are said of peo-
ple, hunt for something unpleas-
ant. If you don't find it, howl
some more; if you do, howl any-
way. Never mind your own
business; watch for something to
find fault with in some other
man's business: this will make
you great.—Olustee Democrat.
The contemptible varmint is
the one who will not subscribe
for the paper, goes around and
sponges on some subscriber for
the news, absolutely refuses
B. and T. Club.
The B. and T. Club was de
lightfully entertained at the hos-
pitable home of Mrs. H. N.
Spooner Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the disagreeable weath-
er nearly all of the members
were present, the hostess having
provided carriages. It being
Oliver Wendell Holmes' anniver
sary, several interesting papers
were read on his life and quota-
tions given from his writings.
A dainty two course luncheon
The club will meet next Wed
nesday with Mrs R. L Williams.
If you don't just like every-
thing you see in your home paper,
go around the streets and howl.
The editor is never supposed to
make a mistake and of course, tjRhten insteaci Gf |,,osen; system , tennis, suu oi w. v. ^c..u.a w.m
cannot do so. Other people can,, Qf d te,eKra|)hv together with lives near No. 4 school house.
w ^ U iihimittniis. om-1 & ^ „ 0ne invention | and Miss Corda McClure, daugh
which he worked out was a oeatiter ot ,i. H. McClure, drove over! Wellington 2ets t*1e R°acl
with air cushion which would j to Olympus, Texas, where they| ^ . prRnir Avmond
make tbe boat ride high, and at | were married by Justice of theI R XrUXm «ete here
the same time it was almost im-' Peace Cox. These young peo and A B Thrust n were here
the same time .. ; ; known to our people ' Tuesday to confer with a delega
possible to overturn. This was Pie are wen Known w our peopie. * WaUity„tnn
submitted to a patet.t office, with TI.ey have been identitled with, tion from VVelhngUm, rexas.
a noticeof application for a pat I local society for several years, relate to the locat.on of the A.
ent. Last summer a Colorado' and have many friends who join
Resolutions of Respect.
(Owing to a lack of data not yet
at hand, the following Resolutions
of Respect have been much
Whereas, t.he Allwise Father
hath seen fit in His wisdom to
call Sister Minerva Watson, who
was a charter member of the
Gilead Missionary Baptist church
of Kuhn, Oklahoma, from her
labors to her final reward,
Be it Resolved by the church,
that in the death of Sister Watson
the church has last a strong and
faithful member, the community
a much loved and highly respect
ed neighbor, the husband a loving
and faithful wife, and the little
ones a mother's love and care
That though we had the
privilege of knowing her only a
short time, she was possessed of
such a strong personality, frank
disposition, and lived such an
earnest christian life that we
were made to feel her great
personal worth, which makes us
feel the more keenly her loss to
the church, the community and
That we commend the bereaved
husband and the motherless
babes to the tender and loving
care of Him who can sustain and
comfort them when earthly
friends fail, and that we pray
God that the christian influence
of the beloved sister and wife
may ever be over the husband
as a guardian dngel to shield him
from temptations and to
strengthen him in the time of
Be it further resolved, That
a copy of these resolutions be
sent to the Oklahoma Baptist
Journal and to her home paper at
Hollis, Oklahoma, also that a copy
be sent to the parents, and one
to the husband, and a copy be
spread upon the minutes of the
Mrs. Lula Marshall,
W. V. Tucker,
B F. Thompson,
Everybody is busy plowing
corn and listing cotton ground
in this community.
John Molloy is still sick, but is
R. G Lindsey, who went to
Mangum Monday of last week,
took worse while there and Mrs.
Lindsey was summoned to his
bedside Friday. However he
was able to be brought home
Sunday, and at this time seems
to be improving.
Bro: McKinney, manager of
the Orphans' Home at Oklahom i
City, filled the pulpit here Sun
day He made quite an impre-s
ive talk, after which the hat
was passed around and upward
of $30.(JO,was given for the use of
Mr Moore of Dryden was
seen in McKnight Tuesday.
Last Saturday afternoon the
children of Lacy Chapel were
entertained by their teacher,
Prof. C O. Bills, in Mr. Lind-
sey's pasture with an Easter
egg hunt between the hours of
2 and £ p m; Fred Pulliam was
the lucfcy boy. .A number of
visitors were present, and all re-
port a nice time.
Several young people gath-
ered at the home of Mr. Cox
Friday night and indulged a few
hours in social enjoyment.
Owiqg to the sandstorm Sun
day afternoon there was no sing-
ing at the church house, but ev-
erybody, be on hand at the reg
ular time of meeting next Sun
day. Bro Rosser will preach at
3 o'clock and the song service
will be held as soon as preach
ing is over.
D. L Carmichael and family
visited W, L, Motley Sunday.
George Abney and W. C. Har
ris each made a business trip to
Mangum last week.
X*. Standsberry is the happy
father.of a new girl.
"It'shard to tell whether the
Qounty seat of the new county
wifl Relocated at McKnight?"
man received a patent for pre
cisely the same patent.
A peculiarity of the Indian
senator is that after receiving a
patent he loses interest in the
A small Kansas boy was once
called in to view his new born
baby brother. He looked it over
in wishing them a long, prosper-
i ous and happy life.
See S. D. Barnett for Farm
lioans. Liberal, new company
$20,#00 to lend balance of this
to advertise his business in its with dissatisfaction and finally
columns, and then cosses the ed- asked "Maunma, where did
itor for getting out a bum sheet.. this thing come from?" "An
R & E. P. through that town
After a consultation it was
agreed that the road would go by
way of Wellington, provided the
citizens would furnish right-of
way through the county and pay
a cash bonus of $40,000. The
contract w&s signed Tuesday
Misses Ethel and Effie .Tones i af^rn"'n' * . ... .
. ,, ... i Mr. Thruston is chief engineer,,
of Mesquite were shopping in * •
„ „ , and has gona over the entire!
Hollis Saturday. ,, ..... .
route. He says that the country ,
N. L. Jones ot Quanali was is exceptionally tine through
here last week on business. | which the road is destined togo.
The New State shows, present-
ing advanced vaudeville, dances,
poses, superbly illustrated songs
and character impersonations,
will give a tented exhibition at
Hollis Friday and Saturday
nights. "Young Sandow" is
said to be the strongest man in
the world—bends gas pipes in
his teeth, holds up two tons, and
performs other remarkable feats
"The Bashful Rube" is a one-act
comedy presented by three pop
ular comedians. High class and
refined. Popular prices of adults,
25 cents: children 15 centc.
Call on S. D. Barnett for Farm
Loans. Best terms. New Com
pany. $20,000 to lend during
the bal uice of this month.
At a meeting of the local camp
Woodman of the World Tuesday
nl^ht it was decided to unveil
the monument of Mr. Rodgers,
whose death occurred last year,
on the second Sunday in May.
A committee composed of J. D
Ready. John R Thacker and
Alvin Kite were'appointed to se
cure certain musical and other
features for the- service. J. M.
Tice was appointed master of
ceremonies, and Thomas Parks
captain of the team. Prof. Red-
mnnd has been selected to de
liver the address on that occa-
Preparations are being made
for one of the most impressive
occasions ever witnessed in Hol-
lis. , -
1 "lAs^feller be iVlonely
bachelor fhan a. henpecked hus-
band," nays tlie editor of the
American Press, who is a mar-
P. W Nance and J. B. Moore
of Drjden were here Tuesday
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