The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 22, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 7, 1912 Page: 3 of 8
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Our special prices last week brought us such an enormous business that we
have decided to continue low prices this week. Now if you want these prices
to continue in effect, just keep the business coming. You may rest assured that
we will always have the low price on anything we carry. We want your busi-
ness, and if low prices and courteous treatment will get it, it's ours.
No 3 tomatoes, per can _.10c
No. 2 tomatoes, 3 cans for .25c
No. 3 hominy, 4 cans for _.25c
No. 3 kraut, 3 cans for 25c
Iowa SWKETcorn, per can 08c
No. 3 pumpkin, 3 cans for 25c
25c baking powders 20c
2 cans pink salmon for _ _ 25c
2 cans red salmon for 35c
10c sardines, 3 cans for. 25c
5c sardines, 6 cans for 25c
Gallon apples, per j?al 25c
.1 <|uart plain olives 35c
15c Jar prepared mustard for 10c
25 11). sack salt for 1. 20c
50 lb. sack salt for 35c
3 packages seeded raisins for 25c
3 packages cleaned currants for 25c
4 pounds navy beans for 25c
4 pounds pink beans for 25c
8 pounds cracked rice for 25c
6 pounds Jap rice for._ 25c
4 pounds fancy head rice for.. 25c
8 bars White Russian soap 25c
7 bars Flake White soap for 25c
7 bars Crystal White soap for 25c
15c breakfast foods, 2 pkgs for 25c
25c pkg crackers for 20c
5c pkg crackers, 6 for ..25c
70 ounces jellv for. 30c
Matches, SKARCH LIGHT, 3 boxes ..10c
Flour, BEST HIGH PATENT, percwt,.?2.60
In addition to this list we will sell all groceries at the low price, but it would take too much
space to list them all.
5 We wiU sel1 slloes at ten per cent off THURSDAY, FRIDAY
w onoes and SATURDAY.
Rarinrinc nnrl Friday and Saturday we will sell or-
UUIlUflUb una Kjranges anges, 200 size, at 15c per dozen and
bananas at 10c per dozen
We want to thank our patrons for their patronage and invite others to
come. You may rest assured that we will meet any price in town, 011 goods
that we handle of like value
THE MEDFORD MEN'S CLUB
A Young Organization That Has Started
In Medford, The Banner Town of
A city Is adorned by good citizen
ship, theNhuman body by beauty, the
soijl by 'wisdom, acts by virtue and
speech by truthfulness. Man and
woman, word and deeds, city and
government, we ought to praise it
praiseworthy and blame if blame-
worthy. For it is equally wrong and
• stupid to Censure what is commend-
able, and to commend what is cen-
surable. A man's faith is as much
his own as his reason is.
The movement started a few weeks
ago and now oiled with new machin-
ery in spink- span trim to "GO,"
.'was given the word "GO" at the
High School auditorium in Medford
Sunday afternoon, when ninety-six
men who belong to Medford, signed
up the following obligation and
elected officers for the coming year.
For Active Members.
"Acknowledging the Universal
Fatherhood of God, indorsing the
life of Jesus and accepting His
teachings as the only perfect Code
of morals, I hereby pledge niy sup-
port to every effort of this organi-
For Associate Members.
"I hereby approve the policy and
work of (naming the organization,)
and pledge it my support."
It was a big Sunday in Medford,
and the "biggest pledge man ever
put his signature to" said President
Frank G. Walling prior to securing
signatures. The Constitution was
ably drafted under the guidance of
Henry M. Brewer, former member
of the Oklahoma Territorial Legis
lature, and was presented and read
by him, after which it was adopted
without amendment or a "strike.'
The Preamble of the document is
indeliably written, and punctuated
with all that is grand and good, and
has the marks of a genius and the
meaning of a mind like Webster,
that every lover of freedom and pat-
riotism would remove his hat to
The Medford Mens' Club (we will
call it for want of a better name,)
was organized for the purpose of
drawing men in closer union and
harmony with each other, to the
end factions and strife may become
a fading flower as the present
generation moves and advances to-
ward the setting sun of their life's
Journey among their fellow men.
Every act, whether for good or bad,
hatches in some person's brain and
the press would be neglecting its
duty to the outside world, should it
not record the name of the mover
of the Medford organization. Mr. Wal
ling took the initiative and has guid-
ed the ship from the docks to the
fathomless deep beyond the shore,
and with the standing army C. T.
Frack raised for him Sunday after-
noon, plenty of life boats are pro-
vided for, so no member be he ac-
tive or associate need sink unless
through his own motive by jumping
overboard and breaking away from
his associates. The organization will
be useful to all men; to the learned,
because it will afford them an oppor-
tunity of exercising their talents up-
on subject eminently v/orthy of at-
tention; to the illiterate, because it
affords them important instruction ;
to the young, because it presents
them with salutary precepts and
good examples, and accustomes them
to a proper mode of living; to the
man of the world it will furnish and
supply him with noble and useful
recreation; to the worthy man in
misfortune, to whom it gives assist-
ance; to the affliected and those
with trouble, upon whom it lavishes
consolation. Why isn't a body of
men of this character a good thing
The Articles of Association.
For the purpose of establishing a
closer relationship with and among
ourselves to the end ,that we may
harmoniously and with concerted
effort advance the principles and
incalcate in the minds of men the
precepts of Him, whose mission on
earth was to teach "Peace and Good
Will" to men; That we may succeed
in perfecting an organization, the in-
fluence of which wherever extended
may tend to the upbuilding of char
acter, the elimination of selfishness
and the broadening of the minds of
men, that they may by their daily
walk glorify the work of the Giver
of all good, we do ordain and adopt
the following rules of govern our
1 The officers of this association
shall be a president, vice president,
secretary and treasurer.
2 The work necessary to be done
to accomplish the purpose of the
organization shall be performed by
the following standing committees,
The President to be ex-officio a
member of such committees.
1st—Finance, 3 members.
2nd—Library and reading room,
3rd—Athletics, 3 members.
4th—Civics, 5 members.
5th—Benevolence, 3 members.
6th—Entertainment, 3 members.
The membership of the organiza-
tion shall be classified as follows:
The administrative power shall be
vested In the active members.
A committee of five shall be elect-
ed who shall nominate all candidates
for members of standing committees
and elective officers.
The term of office of all officers
and members of standing commitees
shall be for one year.
Alt deliberative proceedings shall
be governed by "Roberts Rules of
feet code of morals, I hereby
pledge my support to every ef-
fort of this organization.
That all associate members shall
sign the following statement
I, hereby approve the policy
and work of
and pledge it my support.
5 Regular meeting of this or-
ganization shall be held on the
second and fourth Sunday afternoon
of each month.
6 All - vacancies in elective offi-
cers and standing committees shall
be temporarily filled by appointment
by the President.
No amendment to these rules shall
be made until submitted in writing
to the regular meeting two weeks
before it shall be acted upon and
must at such subsequent meeting be
approved by a two-thirds vote of all
The above is respectfully submit-
ted and we recommend its adoption.
H. M. Brewer
A. C. Glenn
E. L. Wilson.
Committee on Constitu-
tion and By-Laws.
Athletics, Dr. I. V._Hardy, R. A.
Hutchinson, G. C. Wakefield.
Benevolence, A. J. Stover, J. S.
Wilson, J. F. Heasty.
Civics, Jno. Runyon, E. H. Breeden
W. E. Brewster, H. M. Brewer, J.
Entertainment, J. G. McKelvy,
Sam C. Davis, F. N. Loder.
Finance, E. L. Wilson, S. T. Frack,
A. L. Lindbeck.
Library, I R. Heasty, Dr. J. M.
Blood, G. C. Wakefield.
President, Frank G. Walling.
Vice President, H. M. Brewer.
Secretary, A. L. Lindbeck.
Treasurer, Willard Ford.
Committee to Name Organization.
Rev. Alonzo Early, J. L. Patterson,
J. M. Powell.
Sunday, March 10th, 1912 at 3 p.
m., an out of town speaker will be
present to deliver an address.
SUPPOSED LETTER FROM CHRIST
^Jho following clipped from an ex
change has been handed us by II.
Hnnnci;aii, of Eddy, with a request
County papers throughout the
United States are printing what Is
alleged to be a letter wrltea by
Christ, in this letter was an Injunc-
tion that It should bo published to
the world by whoever found It, to-
gether with the statement that mis-
fortune and hard luck would rollow
the person having possession of It
In the event that la was not given
There was likewise a promise that
whoever may have a copy of this In
his or her possession will prosper
and be followed by good fortune.
This paper has received the request
to print this letter, so If It will re-
lieve tho superstitious tear of any-
one, here It Is:
According to the history of the
letter it was written by Christ just
after the cruclflctlon, signed by the
Angel Gabriel ninty-nlne years after
the Savior's birth and presumably
deposited by him under a stonQ at
the foot of the cross.
On the stone appeared the legend
"Blessed is he who shall turn me
No one kne.w what the inscription
mepjit, or seemed to have sufficient
ctirioslty for investigation, until the
stone was turned over by a child
and the letter which follows dis-
"Whosoever works on the Sabbath
day shall be cursed. I command you
to go to church and t^ep holy the
Lord's day, without any manner of
work. You shall not idle or mis-spend
your superfluities of costly apparel
and vain dressing, for I have order-
ed it a day of rest. I will have that
day kept holy that your sins may be
"You will not speak my command-
ments, but observe them and keep
them, they being written by my hand
and spoken by my mouth. You shall
not only go to church yourself, but
also your man servant, and your
maid servant. Observe my words
and learn my commandments."
"You shall finish your work every
Saturday at 6 o'clock in the after-
noon, at which hour the prepara-
tion for the Sabbath begins. I advise
you to fast five days in the year,
beginning on Good Friday and con-
tinuing the five days following in
rememberance of the five bloody
wounds I received for you and man-
"You shall love one another and
cause them that are not baptized
letter written by my own hand and
spoken by my own mouth, and keep-
eth it without publishing it to others,
shall not prosper, but he that pub-
lishes it to others, shall be blessed
by me and if their sins be as many
as stars by night, and if they truly
believe they shall be pardoned, and
they that believe not this writing
and my commandments will have my
plague upon you, and you will be
America bringing the letter with
him. They settled In Virginia, then
moved farther south, still followed
by misfortune, when finally the last
member, a daughter, approached her
deathbed and called a neighbor,
Mrs. Thompson, giving her the let-
ter and related its history for more
than a thousand years. The Thomp-
son woman began the attempt to
and cattle and all
enjoyments that I
you. Do but once
and put her trust in me she shall
to come to church and receive the [be delivered from her child. You
Holy Sacrament; that is to say, bap-[shall hear no more news of me ex-
tism. And then the supper of the cept through the Holy Scripture un-
Lord, and be made a member there- til the day of judgment. All good-
of, and in so doing I will give you ness and prosperity shall be in the
long life and many blessings. Your house where a copy of this letter
hand shall be replenished and I will! shall be found Finished."
comfort you in the greatest tempta-l The story goes on that the little
. have it published and it first ap-
consumed with, your children,; peared ,n the Rome> (Qa) Tribunet
on October 31, 1891. It then appear-
ed In the Dalton, (Ga.) Citizen, and
Mrs Wortman, now living in Marion,
of what I have suffered for you; if Ind f clipped it and kept lt in her
L°,U d0'.i,t Wil! be ,we11 tOT,y°u.in! possession for many years without
an effort to have it published. She
was followed by misfortune, which
"Whosoever shall have a copy of ahe attributed to |ier neglect In try-
this letter and keep it in their ing to havo the letter publi8he(].
house, nothing shall hurt them, Mrs Ruby Crutchfield, of Tresav-
nelther pestilence, thunder or light-] ant T„nn ,s also &aid u. bave a
ning, and if any woman be in birth n in, failod tQ make an effort t0
this world and in the world which |
Is to come."
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,. Lu-
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Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
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December, A. D. 1886.
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tion, and surely he that doeth to
the contrary shall be cursed."
"I will also send hardness of the
heart on them and especially in
hardness and unrepentant unbeli-
evers. He that hath given to the
poor shall find it profitable. Remem-
ber to keep the Sabbath day, for
the seventh day, I have taken as a
resting day to myself."
"And he that hath a copy of this
child who found it passed it on to
one who became a convert to the
Christian faith. He failed to have
it published. He kept it, however,
as a sacred memento of Christ and
it passed down to different genera-
tions of his family for more than a
thousand years. During the period
'imo 't published for ti'ice years,
and was followed by a various lot
of misfortunes which she attributes
to the fact of her neglect in this
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