The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1912 Page: 6 of 8
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In Memory of Naval Heroes j SUNDA Y SCHOOL LESSON
SUNDAY, ;iWE TWO
SUBJECT: HYPOCRISY AND SINCERITY
Text: Matt. 6:1-18
(American Standard Version).
There Is a delicate irony running I word of Paul—"He that glveth let
through this passage. The Master of him do it with simplicity." "it is
utterance voicing his message as [ more blessed to give than to receive-
none other ever has. used all the -a great deal more blessed. It hurts
stops in the human organ of speech, (the independent, self-respecting life
His picture of the ostentatious alms-1 to "receive" alms at all. The Chris-
giver blowing his own horn, "sound-1 tian donorr therefore for his own
ing a trumpet before him in Ihe sake and still more for the sake of
streets' as lie makes his pompous those whose need he would relieve
way on some errand of mercy; the avoids the "sound of the trumpet"
showy devotee praying at the, street that might direct the attention of
corner to be seen of men and slyly others to his bounty or to the sad
peeping through half-closed eyelids | count was settled in full and there
to be sure that his effort is receiving was nothing further coming to them
proper recognition; the longwinded from that sorrt of devotion.
petitioner using u pthe entire lan- "Enter iuto thy closet and shut
guage with his "vain repetitions"
hoping to be heard for his much
the door and pray to thy Father in
secret." Jesus is not here defining
speaking after the manner of unin- a physical act. He is insisting that
County seat of Grant County.
Tlie Metropolis and centur of Grant
0n'y l,Vwn In Grant County with
two lines of railway.
67 miles south of A'lchita, Kansas,
the state youn*e8t county-seats in
iShM?0!1 t0 8tart ln business,
inhabited with nrst class northern
people, from most of the states
Junction point of Rock Island and
santa 1-e railways,
150,000.00 Court House, coripleted.
Ije nand Jailor s residence.
$4o,000.00 High school building.
I6o.000.00 invested in a Municipal
itter, Liffnt and Power plant,
Two telephone exchanges.
A cement block factory.
Two banns—one National.
Six churches, and distributed nicely
Good elevators and good markets for
«4u acres wltjiln her corporation,
jlhree miles of permanent sidewalks.
Largest bank clearings of any town
oi is size In tlie State.
Was burned to ashes June 25th 1911
in one hour, but is still on tne map.'
Commenced to rebuild, and within
M\ months most of three blocks
A strict I* Ire and Building: ordinance
Must secure permit lu build ln
Decided to build of brick, stone and
First M. E. Church of MedfordL
Rev. J. L. Patterson, Pastor.
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Preacehing 11 A. M., 7:30 P. M.
Junior League, 3 P. M.
Senior League, 6:30 P. M. -
Prayer meeting Thursday 7:30 P.
Choir Rehearsal, Friday 7:30 P. M.
;Photograph by Underwood & Underwood, N. Y.
A BEAUTIFUL and touching tribute Is paid to the memory of the sail-
ors who gave up their lives during the Civil war by Tent No. 18 of
the National Alliance, Daughters of the Veteran# ofthe United State#.
A little boat filled with carnation#, roses, lilies, jessamine and a*
j butus, Is borne by G. A. R. veterans to the edge of the river and given,
amid prayer, to the crew of a launch who take it to midstream. There It Is
launched, and, amid the booming of a salute and the strains of the "Star-
> Spana'ed Banner," it sinks quietly and slowly, leaving the water around It
: dotted with blossoms.
structed heathen; the man who
fasts poarrcllming his self-denial b;,
disfiguring his face with au expres-
sion preternatural sad that he may-
be seen of men to fast—all these
neat cartoons of showy insincerity iv
veai a vein of humor and irony.
The swollen windbag of pretense
necessities of a fellow-being.
Jesus warned his disciples against
the habit of praying on the strreet
corners to be seen of men. "Verily
I say unto you they have their re-
ward." They prayed to be seen of
men and they were seen of men -
they got what they prayed for.
"They had their reward"—the ac-
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can sometimes be better punctured every prayer shall be a direct, genu
by taking the keen thrust of laugh- j ine and thoughtful transaction be
ter than by the heavier blow of seri-1 tween the soul of the man who
1 prays and God. The minister stand-
some conspicuous piece of religious '"f'" ^ Presence °f„a great con"
I gregation may none the less enter
unreality with a few sharp strokes I hi8 closet and shut the door Jf h)g
may have some more value than J prayer is offered to God alone. The
■ many serious words either of dentin- [ Pll risee who went up into the Tem-
I ciation or of entreaty. "The merrj p,e to pray woul<J. unless he had
heart doeth good like medicine" in h* m00?' be found still
! praying tthus with himself," even
more ways than were contemplated j ,hough he was located Crusoelike ou
[perhaps by the author of that Scrip-! a lonely island. It is not a matter
fture—the very sight of hearts made ,of Physical location but of the mood
merry by some such telling rebuke and intent of the heart.
as was here given with effective hu- , Thf enterprising reoprter, shar-
ins fully In that oft-remarked local
mor produces deep and lasting good. , pride> who referred to the somewhat
"Take heed that ye do not your entended invocation at a religious
alms before men to be seen of them" i convention as "one of the most elo-
The appreciation of our fellows is ' <luent prayers ever offered to a Bos-
not to be scorned. We all enjoy the jton audience," may have builded
esteem and we ought to enjoy It. | more wisely than he knew. There
The young fellow cuts on the bias are many audiences who have pray-
always flinging out sneers about f ers eloquent and otherwise offered
popularity and insisting that he does j to them in such fashion as to quite
not care a straw what people think ! banish the spirit of devotion from
about him, probably cares more than the hearts of all who hear. Any such
any of us. He has an idea that his
distorted attitude will cause him to
be talked about more because of his
oddity than would a more rational
course. The appreciation which come
deliverance even though it may be
made in proper posture is justly
characterized as "a real grandstand-
The Master's prophetic eye seem
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cement, iso mure flame buildings.
Two leading l*.x press companies—the
V. fcj., and YV. b\
Delightful climate, pure breezes,
pure water, a White Way, reason-
A place just now for the man who
wants to start with her rebuilding
and make a home.
A hand out for anyone wanting to
engage in business and become as-
sociated with us.
A Steam Laundry.
A Packing House.
A Merchant Tailor.
,V°u, to engage in business with her.
Boosters" to make a home within
t her limits.
To make room for many openings
and businesses that space does not
permit of mention.
To rise, and will rise from her loss,
and be cleaner, better and purer
The "Builders," "Boosteis" and
"Pushers"; and then "Watch Med-
Grant County Directory.
treasurer (K.) Roy J. Russell
Deputy LeKoy J. Black
1 udge (K.) J. W. Bird
clerk Co. Court U. A. Blasdel
Attorney (L>.) K. il. Breeden
1 'erk (D.) P. W. Zeigler
Ueputy Thos. W. Harville
Sheriff (R.\ J. F. Lamison
yeputy c. T. Fraek
superintendent (I>.t C. M. Jacobson
Deputy John W. Williams.
Register of Deeds....(R.) C. T. Coleman
Deputy Bess Crockett
Judge District Court
(D.) Hon. W. M. Bowles
Clerk District Court (D.) C. N. Karnest
Dertity Zola Bruner
Surveyor iR.) Wharry
W. S. Robertson, it Medford, Okla.
John Huntington, D...Manchester, Okla.
K. B. Hamilton. D Pond Creek, Okla.
Regular meeting, at Court house. First
Monday 111 each month.
All bills against the County must be
filed five days before meeting.
Medford Tow. Directory.
Mayor ( ') I R. Heasty
Judge (R.) T. P. Renshaw
Attorney .. (R) J. G. McKelvy
Clerk (R) J. G. McKelvy
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
W. H. Kindred, Pastor.
Bible School 9:45 a. m.
Preaching at 11:00 a., m. and 7:39
Junior Endeavor 3:00 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday even-
First Baptist Church of Medford.
Rev. R, E. Hltt, non resident pastor.
Preaching on the First and Third
Sundays of each month at 11 A. M.
and 7:30 P. M.
Sunday school, 11:00 A. M.
B. Y. P. U. each Sunday, 7:30
Prayer Meeting each Thudsday
7:30 P. M.
Business meeting on Sunday be-
fore the first Sunday of November"
and each second month thereafter
Church of Christ.
Sunday School 10:30 A. M.
Social meeting 11 A. M.
U. B. Church of Medford.
Rev. J. M. Powell resident Pas-
Sunday School 10 A. M.
Preaching 11 A. M.
Junior Society 3 P. M.
Young Folks Meeting 6:30 P.
Song Service 7:30 P. M.
Preaching 8 P. M.
All are cordially invited to attend"
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But the men Christ had in mind
were making that form of reward a
supreme object of desire. The doing
of religious acts from all irreligious
motive corrupts the whole inner life.
The lack of consistency in such case
destroys the fine fiber of the soul.
The men in the lesson were array-
ing themselves in showy garments
of almsgiving, of devot'on and of
self-denial, clearly and solely to be
admired. And that the measure of
admiration might be generous they
did it elaborately as all good dress-
ers do and stood ever "in the pub-
The desire for esteem is a most
unsatisfactory source of motive. The
boy who cannot do his duty unless
he Is being forever eptted and prais
ed for it is a sorry specimen—he is
in line to become a self-conscious,
conceited little prig. The man who
cannot perform unless he is in the
limelight is a broken reed on which
the applauding multitude may in
some crises lean to its own hurt.
The man intent upon doing squart
work and square work only, regard-
less of the presence orr the absence
of popular acclaim, will indeed win
the appreciation of his fellows, he
scarcely knows how—the law of in
direction is here at work—for the
man who aims at popularity loses
it, while the man who loses all
thought of it in the devoted invest-
ment of his life finds it.
The Master makes his appeal for
simplicity and genuineness in the ac-
customed paradoxes of the East. It
would be impossible for the right
hand and the left hand of a common
consciousness to be literally unaware
of their respective movements. The
straining after secrecy becomes it-
self a bit of folly. There are men
who show an unnatural eagerness
not to have the left hand know
what the right hand is doing especi-
ally ir the right hand is not doing
very much. The lesson does not
have in view such an entirely anony-
mous method of doing good as never
to connect the giver and the gift
This would be impracticable and in
many situations "the gift without
the giver is bare."
But Jesus would anticipate thr
ity of certain prayers where the
length and breadth and height of
the devotional effort are not equal.
If the man who offers a public pray-
er has a good flow of language it is
opssible for him to continupe for
twenty or twenty five minutes. If he
has a reasonable familiarity with con
temporary history he may readily
find openings where divine blessings
might suitably be bestowed as far
as the east is from the west. And
It is opssible for people, dome peo-
ple, to keep their heads down and
their eyes closed during the whole
of this far-flung, widely ranging and
long drawn out utterance. But it
might be painful to inquire too
closely into their thoughts during all
that time or into the ability of the
man himself to maintain unbrokenly
the mod of devotion and the sense
of direct appeal to God. The real
"height" of the prayer might bring
what is often felt by the patient
people, "a disappointing sense of
"Use not vain repetition." The
heathen do—"they think they will
be heard for their much speaking."
We ought to have advanced l)eyond
the folly of the spiritual immature.
It were better to speak five words
with a clear understanding of what
we are about and with an unwaver-
ing sense of the august nature of de-
motion than ten thousand words of
pious sound flowing from the lips
with scarce more of life in them
than might be detected ln the well
simulated efforts of a good talking
When ye fast be not of a sad coun
"enance i. at ye may appear unto
•nen to fast." You are not doing It
ar their sake. The beauty and value
: such acts of S3lf denial are to b.
found In the fact that they are epr
sonal acts, the inner life striving
Medford Board of Trustees.
WARD NO. 1.—N. D. Koch, Frank
WARD NO. 2—1. R Heasty.
WARD #0. 3—Jno. Runyon.
Offlceri of Medford School Board.
President of Board H. D. Reed
Treasurer J. W. Chism.
Secretary C. N. Ernest
Medford Fire Department
W. S. Long, Chief.
Ed. Falkenberg. Ass't Chief.
J. L. Jones, Seey.-Treas.
Company No. 1.
(Hook and Ladder.)
Karl Lynch Capt. Geo. Edmonds
H. H. Herman Tom Motley
D. W. Hartsaw J. H. Harper
J. Hatfield R. K. Wilson
Company No. 3.
J. E. Falkenberg, Captain
Carl Mosier P. N. Falkenberg
E. H. Northcutt T. E. Adams
Frank Kuzel R. C. Wood
Company No. 3.
.1. L. Jones, CaptainC. M. Miller
Medford Lodge No. 108, A. F.
A. M., Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday
in each month.
Jno. T. Biggs, W. M.
T. P. Renshaw, Secretary.
I. O. O. F.
Meetings every Wednesday.
Alonzo Early, N. G-
Waiter Waldie, Secretary.
Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday In.
Annie Waldie N. G.-
Clara Stiles, Secretary.
E. A. Miller
J A. Speer
First Congregational Church of
Medford, Rev. Alonzo Early Pastor.
Sunday School, 10 A. M.
Preaching 11 A. M., 7:30 P. M.
Junior Endeavor, 3 P. M.
Senior Endeavor, 6:30 P. M.
Prayer Meeting Thursday 7:30
Choir Rehersal, Friday 7:30 P. M
M. W. A.
Meets Every Monday.
E. L. Wilson, V. C.
E. H. Breeden, Clerk.
O. E. S.
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday In-
Mrs. Mollie E. Blood, W. M-
J. M. Blood, Secretary.
Meets every Wednesday.
C. N. Ernest Pre
W. T. Henderson, Secretary.
R. N. of A.
Mfets 1st and 3rd Tuesday In each>
Mrs. Anna Waldie, Ot
Orpha Love, Secretary.
A. T. H. A.
Meets first and third Friday in
C. N. Ernest Secy.
C. T. Frack Pres.
for more perfect harmony with the
Infinite life of the Father. The out-
ward acts of devotion are like the
distinctive garb appropriate to cer-
tain moods of life or forms of ser~-
vice. It was Phillips Brooks who
said: "The nuns' quietude, the
priest's uprity, the mourner's sorrow,
the bride's joy, the soldier's glory—
all are first utterred and then deep-
ened by the garments in which they
are severally clothed. First you give
the emotion its true symbol and then
the symbol in its turn gives new
strength back to the emotion."
"Anoint thy head and wash thy
face, when thou fastgth." He would
not have us proclaim our acts of de-
votion by conspicious departures
from the ordinary custom of our
lives. "The Lord looketh not on the
outward appearrance but on the
heart." The disfigured countenance,
pulled awry it may be with a sad
"look which exaggerates the real
spirit of self-denial within, does not
impose on him. And in the long run
it fails utterly ln the eyes of men
for with genuine discernment they
speedily sort out the shams from heaven
the real thing—they too look not
for any length of time on the out-
ward appearance but on the heart.
The principles here indicated are
susceptible of wide application. The
professional smile which shows mor&
teeth than soul is sometimes worn
to be seen of men and is taken off
at night with the frock coat. It is
a wreched bit of sham militating a-
galnst the. cherishing of that honest
sympathy which every true man
feels for all his fellows. The company
manners which are worn that their
possessor may have glory of men en-
ter speedily into their reward. They
become as thorns which choke the
spirit of genuine courtesy and make
The whole effort to keep up a vigo
rous and handsome body of good
habits, almsgiving, prayer, fasting,
and the like, without an indwelling
soul to give them meaning and worth
stands herre condemned. "Afer this
manner, therefore"--not always in
these words but after this style and
in this high mood—pray and live:
"Our Fatlier who art in heaven, thy
will be done on earth as it is in
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Becker, J. P. The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1912, newspaper, May 30, 1912; Medford, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc185883/m1/6/: accessed December 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.