The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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in Chicago the first of the week, built and is now in the first cia- s
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Iter, Mrs. Hambly of Los Angeles
! I California, who will remain with
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For Next 21 Days, Beginn-
September 10th on all
Remnant Patterns at Half
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Polly and the
By Stanley Barton
(Copyright, 1810, br A «oclatnd I.liomrj Pn>u.)
in times of trouble and ad-
versity is Mr. Dollar.
Business troubles are bound
to come to all merchants,
and then is found the wis-
A Good Bank Account
for with money you are to
have an established credit,
tiring your account here
and we will guarantee that
you will never be friendless
The State Bank of Medford
her until the first of December.
County '1 reasurer R. J Russell
was in town Saturday circulating
among the voters. It is genei-
ally conceeded that Mr. Russell
will easily be re-elected and he is
in every way deserviug of a sec-
ond term.—Wakita Herald.
Fred Pool, who conducted the
east side barber shop and did not
advertise, at least not in the pa-
per, found the business not suffi-
cient tojustify his remaining here
longer, so he quietly went away
this week it is alleged and will
not return.—Nashville News.
Harry Milligan. Clarence Ren-
frow and a son and daughter of R.
M. Skaggs lelt Monday for Ton-
kawa, where they were to enter
the University preparatory school
These young people together with
the Secord young people, will
constitute the Nashville colony at
Tonkawa this winter so far as we
are able to learn at this time.—
Here is a puzzle that puzzles
every body: Take the number of
your living brothers, double the
amount, add to it three, multiply
by five add to it the number of
your living sisters, multiply the
result by ten, add the number of
deaths of brothers and subtract
150 from the result. The right
figure will be the number of
deaths, the middle will be the
number of living sisters and the
left will show the number ot liv-
T A. Cracraft had an au'o ac
cident Tuesday that luckily did
not result seriously. While tak-
ing Dr. Li vely on a call one of the
front wheels of the machine ran
off. He had been running at a-
bout 20 miles an hour but had
just slowed down when the acci-
dent happened —Wakita Herald
At the big doings at Po .d
Creek Friday the old settlers ex-
hibited tlie horses with which the
run was made into the Strip. C.
A. Dow has the oldest animal 37
years old. This is an old family
horse, having been raised Iroin a
coltbv Mrs. Dow's father —Jeff-
For reasons well known Ren-
frow gave up its Fourth of July-
celebration this year, likewise it
has had no reunion' fair, log-rol-
ling, bean or clatn-bake, and it
really ought to do something for
entertainment of the people.
Why not have a barbecue some
time this fall? Talk it up —Ren-
POND CREEK NEWS NOTES.
The Medford Woodmen
brought their band along. It's
a good band and helped wonder-
Medford Woodmen done more
to bridge the chasm Friday than
all the talk that has been indulg-
ed in the past year.
Judge I. N. Deck delivered the
address of welcome, responded to
by Rev. Early, ofMedford. Both
efforts were appreciated.—Pond
The ' Big Four" received a
package of express yesterday from
Me iford sent C. O D. Billy Sta^-
Jlmmy, on the day before, had
strolled through the camp of thew
picturesque nomads. "Gypsy queens
have reputations for being rare
seers," he observed, thoughtfully.
"Rare—fools," stormed the maid.
"I just hate myself for having gone
out there at all. I—I ought to have
known better. No one and read the
future," Bhe concluded wisely. It
The fortune teller held Polly's little possible."
hand and gazed long and shrewdly | deduce, then, that the parcel of
Into her eyes. The fortune teller was information handed out by the
a woman, and therefore Polly did not 8Warthy Minerva wasn't at all to
blush, as she was wont to do under yo,,,. uking."
the admiring stare of men
Nevertheless, Polly was uneasy.
There seemed to be a set grlmness
about the tense mouth of this oddly-
dressed seer that boded ill for the
dlmunltive one before her.
"You would penetrate the future,"
began the fortune teller, "and you
have come to me to find out what Is
In store for you. Well, then, young
woman, I will tell you. 1-isten: An
old man with money is to enter into
your life. The stars tell me that you
will greet him with open arms.
The girl Hushed, then the storm
In her eyes suddenly abated and a
wicked little imp of mischief danced
expectantly In its place. "It would
bo nice if I could believe her," she
ventured, demurely. "You would
advise me to, would you not?"
"Certainly," came from the grin-
ning and unsuspecting Jimmy-i
"Gypsy queens are daughters of(
seventh daughters, you know. They
are wise in the occult."
Thereupon Polly, with a happy
little smile, unfolded the information
111 greet uiui witu upeu aims. little 801116, UniOiaea mts iuiuiuiomwu
"I won't," protested the rebellious ( vouchsafed by her Roumanian high-
Polly. She had in mind, as she neB8
spoke, the sturdy Jimmy Hamilton. ^ frown clouded the youth's brow
whom she had refused for the third completion of the tale. "Rot,"
time that morning. 1 he grumbled.
"The stars do not lie," chlded thei "But," objected Polly, sweetly, "I
fortune teller. "An old man will en- j jjave y0ur own words for It that these
ter your life, and his Impetuosity will j gyp8y people are vastly clever. 81nce
fairly take your breath away. He1 * • — J—Vi
will bo old. but—he has money."
"I won't hear a bit more," came
from Polly angrily, and in a turbu-
lent state of mind she drew her
haughty little self indignantly out of
the camp chair and flounced from the
Polly Edmunds wasn't supersti-
tious. and it was absurd to believe
that she had gone to the fortune
teller except through gentle curlosi-
ing brothers. Try it and see — I getg) secietary 0f this noted or-
IF YOU WANT ALL THE NWS
OF GRANT COUNTY
$1.00 per year.
The Best Advertising
medium in he
% 5 Do You Read It?
J. VV BIRD IN TOWN.
J. VV. Bird, the Republican
nominee for the office of County-
Judge, passed through Reufrow
Thursday 011 his way to the Bur-
gess sale, and while in town he
made this office a pleasant call.
Mr. Bird is the kind of a man
we like to see run for office and
the kind whom we are proud to
support. He is clean and upright
in all respects and a hustler
through and through, and the
people of Grant county are «oing
to show their appreciation of the
qualities by electing him County
Judge at the November election.
r. t. simoNs,
mEDFORD, - OKLiWHOmfl.
PRAISliS 'JOE" MCNEAL.
There are thousands of Demo
cratic voters in Oklahoma who
are greatly dissatisfied with the
way the present administration is
and has been conducting state
It is very commonly reported
from all quarters of the state that
®5^e'mauy Democrats will, this year,
vote for a part if not all of the
I Republican candidates.
i As an evidence that such a
I feeling exists we publish the fol-
] lowing which was handed us, for
j publication, the first of the week:
Pond Creek, Oklahoma,
September 19, 19 to
Editors Grant Co. Vidette,
1 Gentkmen.-I am a Democrat
but I wish to speak a word con-
cerning Joe McNeal, as I have
been personally acquainted with
him for about thirty years.
I have always found him to be
a good, clean businessman. And
I will say to the voters of Okla-
homa that they will make no
mistake in voting for Joseph W.
McNeal to be our next governor
for he is absolutely clean, able
and all right in every way in his
transaction with mankind.
And the world never knew a
better man than Joseph VV Mc
J. T. Hamilton.
anization, which is somewhat
similiar to the 400 of New York
cheerfully dug up the required C.
0. D. amount. The package
contained a loaf of boarding
house bread, a few onions, an
ancient lemon, some Limberger
of the vintage of '75, two clay
pipesand three etnply pop bottles
and now Billy is trying to get the
club to re-imburse him in tin-
amount of the advanced charges.
At a regular session
Creek Rebec,ka Lodge
Thursday night the
officers were installed:
Mrs. Lizzie Fox, N. (i.
Miss .Ja Thompson, V. ti.
Mrs. Hattie demons, Sec.
Mr. Wm. Dulkworth. Treas.
The appointives offices were filled
as follows :
R. S. N. G., Mrs. Emma Kedmau
L. S. N. <4., Mrs. Ida Thompson
VV.. Mrs. Lizzie Meusehkc
Con.. Miss Marguerite Ealy
Chaplin. Mrs. Duckworth
1. Ii.. Mr. Will Redman
0. (I.. Mr. A. B. Meusehkc
R, S. V. <!.. Mr. D. H. demons
L. S. A'. G., Mrs. Cassie Gray
—Deer ('reek Anchor
Our Next Commissioner Is Busy.
While in Pond Creek Inst week
the Tribune editor rau across
ilBcss" Robertson, who, as all
our readers know is the Republican
nominee for Commissioner from
this district, sulci had quite a long
talk with him.
•'Bess" recently contracted to
build a big bridge across the Salt
Fork and says he is too busy to do
any campaigning for the present
at least, but hopes t<> get ap into
this vicinity before election time.
He has built a great many
bridges for Grant county the past
several years and his work has
given satisfaction in every way.
This work has given him a wide
acquaintance both with people and
conditions, which has particularly
fitted him for the duties which,
as commissioner, will be his. He
understands the needs and desires
of the people of this section and
savs he intends to see that they
"You Would Penetrate the Future.
ty; but It was enough to make any
self-respecting girl angry—the sug-
gestive words of that parchment-
skinned. silly-talking Roumanian.
She wouldn't believe, and she knew
very well that she would always re-
main true to Jimmy Hamilton; he of
the dark brown hair and blue eyes
Jimmy Hamilton, who could twist
his love words and phrases to the
daintiest proposals ever bringing the
talking to you I have no doubt but
what it will come out as she said.
Anyway. I must wait for my old mil-
lionaire man. I always did bellevej
that I Bhould marry for money, and
th«n—who knows—he may be nice;
and 1 can love him, If h- is."
Polly was in a rare humor. Never
before had she been able to tease
this great, good-tempered giant. He
never took her refusals to marry
him as a good joke. But Polly was to
see the sudden fruition of the gypsy's
prophesy, whether she believed In It
A most erratic automobile with
two occupants came zig-zagglng down
the narrow road, Interrupting for the
moment the interesting dialogue be-
tween the two young people.
As the great machine reached
them, it suddenly swerved to the
curb, and one of tho occupants was
shot catapult-like Into tho very arms
of Polly. Both were thrown to the
walk. In an Instant the new and
spectacular arrival had bounced to his
feet, and even before the astonished
Jimmy realized what had happened
had assisted the girl to her feet.
Profuse apologies camo glibly to
the lips of the man.
The newly arrived was short, fat,
and well on the shade side of sev-
enty. How a man of his age could
spring so nimbly to his feet and in-
stantly execute a Chesterfleldian
bow was beyond the comprehension
of the silent and wondering Jimmy.
"There is something wrong with
the car," the man was explaining.
"My driver has been working at It
for an hour. He couldn't stop, you
see. Only for you, young woman, I
would have been dashed to this stone
pavement, and probably killed. If you
will allow me I would like to give
you this as a little token of my ap-
preciation." The old gentleman took
a two carat diamond from his finger
and passed It Into the hands of the
The car. now under control, came
to a sudden stop beside them, and
blushes to the cheeks of a maid. She . — -
would not receive anv hideous old | in an instant, the old gentleman had
millionaire with open arms! climbed in beside the driver, who put
Polly was in a terrible state of on full speed and disappeared in a
mind when the luckless Jimmy espied ^loud of dust.
her from across street and hastened
to join her.
"You!" she stamped a foot in the
fine frenzy of her rage. "As If I
didn't have trouble enough without
you coming along!"
Jimmy smiled and continued to
plod cheerfully along at her side.
"If I had a mouthful of vulgar gold
teeth," contributed the girl spitefully,
"I'm sure 1 would keep it closed and
not be always grinning like a
Cheshire cat! It's what I call an—
an ostentatious display of riches."
Without a word of protest Jimmy
obediently pulled his lips to a
"Are you dumb?" asked the fair
vixen. "Can't you talk? Have you
lost your voice? For gracious sake,
Bay something! You get. on my
"It's a fine day," observed Jimmy
Polly glared. "You ought to read
the advertisements and take a course
In general intelligence."
The unabashed Jimmy laughed
heartily. "You are the original little
cross-palch," he enthused. "Tho ta-
basco sauce, as It were, to tho dull
routine of life in Greenville. Really,
I am proud of you, Polly. But why
this most becoming petulance?"
"I don't know why I should tell
you my 'roubles, observed the girl.
"You haven't any sympathy—and,
besides. I have decided to have noth-
ing more to do with you. There!"
"I commend you on your decision."
remarked the youth at her side. "But.
honestly, dear, it's not original, and
you don,'t mean It. I'm the only
chap in the town weather-beaten
enough to survive these sudden
storms, of which the present one-
sided altercation Is but a reasonably
"You like to hear yourself talk,"
snapped the maid. "You are dimply
eaten up with egotism Some day
your head will expand to the burst-
ing point and prove the vacuum that
I have long susplcloned."
Polly, in her tempestuous way.
; suddenly turned the conversation
"Jimmy," gasped Polly, "I take ltj
all back. I will marry you. Things
happen so fast in this world that lt|
Is no place for an unprotected girl."
And Jimmy laughed joyfully.
Arthus Ellis of Roylett avenue, To-
ronto officiated at the hanging of
Henderson in Peters borough. Having
experienced some difficulty in obtain-
ing hotel accommodation. Hangman
j Ellis registered at the Oriental hotel
J as A. Speare. Toronto. His identity
was not established until he asked
1 the clerk to call him at five in the
morning as he had some newspaper
work to do and "we all had to be up
there early." He is a man of small stat-
' ure, between forty-five and fifty,
! weighs about 130 pounds, smooth
1 shaven, blue eyes, and wears gold-
1 rimmed spectacles. His work as execu-
tioner was satisfactory, but some of
the officials rather resented his call
later in the day, when he asked if
things were all right, if they were
satisfied, and bidding them good-by.
Rev. Canon Davidson almost collapsed
when called into hi« study he found
the hangman waiting to bid him good-
by and comment on the "success of
the job "—Port Hope (Ont.i fJuide.
""" suddenly turned the conversation. "I
get a fair, square deal.—Renfivivj have been to the fortune teller. If
Tribune. i ■",s know."
Ty Cobb's Excuse.
Ty Cobb, the Detroits' great bat-
ter, showed up two weeks late for his
club's spring practise this season,
"But, says a writer in the Popular Magazine,
" and when he did arrive on the scene
Manager Hughey Jennings began to
deliver a few emphatic remarks calcu-
lated to impress on him the perfidy of
"Well, boss, said Ty, "the kid's a
dandy, and when he was eight days
old I put a baseball in his hand."
"Huh! What did he do with it?"
"Threw It straight as a die." said
"If that's true," replied Jennings,
with an air of great solemnity—"mind
you, I don't believe It, but if It's true.
—" drop the whole subject right
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Simons, R. T. The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 29, 1910, newspaper, September 29, 1910; Medford, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc186210/m1/2/: accessed January 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.