The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 4, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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THE mEDFORD PATRIOT
The Official City Paper
I*. T. Slr^fOKT3. Editor and 3?rop.
l#**Knt rml t the pontolHca at Medford, Oklahoma
THURSDAY. MAY 4, 1911.
Tlx* present indications an* Mint tin- troublo be-1 It looks as if base ball was Ro-
,t ween Mexico iui(l ti.,- rebels will be settled in a nhort ing In be the hit of the Hens,),..
tune. Negotiations arc already in progress between I :o:
representatives of the government ami the rebels t"
arrive at a cessation of the war that linn been uoiug
on It is to b« hoped that peace will dominate the
.s«eoLdciMij«itiitttioii and that both sides will settle down to a!
I mutual understanding that, will bring lasting peace " q"«' li« n of what you
I and prosperity to the people of Mexico. look, hut what you know, that
I counts in this busy world.
"Old and Tough" has givcu
away to ••Young and Tougher."
J Just Received a Large I
I Shipment of Iron Beds I
I he post office at Kuid will he closed on Sumlavs
hereafter. The people of that town approved tin
idea and thought the post office employes ought to
have out; day's rest in the week.
Wc have always supposed that there must be a
big profit on whiskey. There surely must be or a
fellow would never lay in jail ninety days and pay a
tine ot fifty dollars for the sake of selling a pint of
the vile stuff
A shoe shining parlor in Kansas City, lias a sign
«m the window reading, "I'retty girls will shiua your
shoes." The city council is against the proposition.
"Pretty" girls are not to he allowed to shine shoes,
if it lias its way about it.
It is too bad that people have to go out to th
grave yard to scatter (lowers over the graves of thos
who made the world better by living in ii. A fe\
daisies now and then slipped into the lives of
living would east more fragrance over human lif'i
Hy voting the bonds submitted to the people ot
W icliitn, at the special election Tuesday, that city is
to hiivc the sum of two million dollars spent upon
elevated tracks and a union depot. This simply
illustrates to what an enormous extent Wichita has
grown within a few years. The time was. within
the memory of most of us, that property in that city
went begging for purchasers and had but little real
value attached. Those who bought at that time or
who were compelled to hold on to their property, art;
now reaping the benefits of the trciuenduous advance
that has been made. What is true of Wichita is also
true of Oklahoma City and other western towns of
The question that was often asked in bygone
days, was. 'What is there to make Wichita a big
city! It was not easy to a answer the question but
it has been answered and is being answered day bv
dtiy N\ ithout the enterprise, the push and aggres-
siveness displayed by the people of Wichita, it is
doubtful, even with still greater natural advantages,
that it would have heroine the metropolis that it i
Cities which do not have graft
or harem skirt sensations, consider
themselves as back numbers.
What between the Black Hand
business and the White Slavery
question, society is getting badly
mixed on colors.
The Queen of Kngland has created quite a stir in
royal circles by banishing all tight or hobbled skirts
from her presence. Orders have been given to smart
dressmakers that no tight skirts shall be worn at
court. The dressmakers were asked to convey the
intimation to their customers. Immodest costumes
are the pet aversion of the Queen.
WHISKI-RS OR BALD HKADS?
Washington. May 1.—Both sides in tomorrow
night s congressional debate in tin; national press
club ot the question whether •whiskers are a greater
detriment to man than a bald head" have undergone
changes and tlie final line up is: Aflirmutive Sen-
ator laylorot Tennessee: Negative former Senator
( arter of Montana and former Speaker Cannon.
It will be seem by the above extract, that cou-
The popular man' Well, he seems to
fellow who has opinions of his own but never ex-
presses them. He is an exclusive dealer in soft soap
and linseed oil He is always coming and going
at the same time. You can turn him around on
every side, inside out, straight up and down, but he
is always the same. Sometimes he goes into polities
but seldom into heaven.
Wichita is having a gi
most prominent of th<
eat aviation meet this, week
bird men of the country
are to he there and give exhibitions of fiyiug through
the air. Many thousands will witness for the first
time actual flights through the air by modern ma-
chines. To them it. will be a remarkable sight, not-
withstanding they have read of aviation from day to
flic editor of the Vidette is sighing for the old-
time one-ring circus that used to thrill the marrow in
our young bones when the mud or dust-covered wag-
ous used to roll down Main street . All the pageantry
the glitter, the tinsel, the numerous bauds, and eal-
i°Pe of the present multi-ring circus can never send
ns sky-ward like the little one-ring, one-band, one-
elephant circus of days gone by.
gress is finally getting down to the vita
the country. Reciprocity, reduction of
national relations with foreign eountrie;
tions and kindred other subjects, pal
paramount question as to which is of
portauce, a bald head or whiskers.
We have known some who were immensely
of whiskers but never have found a fellow who par-
ticularly bragged about his bald head, lu the case of
Absalom, a bald head would have saved him from
the darts of Joab. but in the case of Sampson a bald
head put him in the hands of the Philistines. As we
get to wading into the depths of this mighty subject,
we feel like a boy in a muddy pond calling lustily for
j help to get out. But the. question is so vastlv im-
portant and so vital to the paramount interests of the
eountrv and of the world, that, like the fly, we are
still negotiating with the spider for a cot in his
When a mere boy, we thought that a stumped
ton. a skinned shin, the measles, mumps, whooping
cough, colic, castor oil autl other kindred ills and de-
coctions, were the principal drawbacks to life, then
after growing up. the horrors of sinallrox, yellow fe-
ver, floods, famines and finally appendicitis, were
•mies of the race to which we had a
If Old Mexico raised more liens
and fewer insurrections, that
country would have more credit
a ml less hades.
ft is reported that another Ohio
grand jury is looking for graft.
Wouldn't think it would have to
wear its eyes out. in search?
•hick frost slipped his bonds
again last Sunday night and bur
glariously entered into the blos-
soming abode of the fruit domain.
■ :o: J—
The vote on the constitutional
amendment was a light one. These
constitutional amendment ques-
tions are too much like a patent
office report .
We know now that the mileun-1
ium is coming and is at the door. I
A young man in Oklahoma City,
the past week, married his mother
-law and they have lived happily
I he \ andalia railroad has made
a remarkable showing. Its record
shows that during the past three
years nearly ten million passeng-
ers have been carried without a
single passenger being killed in a
'I he theaters are presenting the
new play of the "Paradise of Ma-
homet. From the amount of
clothing the players appear to have
on, it would be natural to suppose
that Mahomet's dress bills would-
n t amount to very inncb.
In Oxidized Copper, Golden Oak and Vernis Martin
Finishes. Also many new pieces of furniture. Our rug and
carpet is complete and the prices are very low.
Ask for S. and II. trading stamps.
| E. L. Estes Furniture & Undertaking Co. |
^EOPLL who leave Oklahoma come
ack. Why? Because they find
no other country suits them as well.
Grant County Land is in Big Demand.
Prices will go up soon. Buy a farm
while you can get one reasonable.
We are selling farms right along and
can sell yours if you list it with us.
Our line of insurance is the best.
Protect your property now and all the
W. J. Privett Land Co.
The exchanges facetiously report that Col. Roose-
velt presented an elephant hide to a university of San
Francisco, and claimed that he shot the animal in the
wilds of Africa. The facultv and students claim
that the most careful inspection of the skin fail to
disclose any bullet hole or sign that the animal had
been shot. Just like Roosevelt.—Vidette.
Do you suppose Roosevelt would would spoil an
elephants hide, merely to exhibit a bullet-hole?
still greater enemiej
But now we know that we were mistaken, Tin
blood stained and thorny paths hy which men hav e
Climbed to. riches and to fame, are not to be consid-
ered alongside of the overwhelming and all-absorb-
ing question as to which has caused more men to fall
into the vat of cruel failure, whiskers or a bald head.
We cannot pursue this harrowing subject farther but
simply say. in order to be on good terms with both
sides, go it whiskers: go it bald head
Finally it has been decided that the constitution-
al amendment did not pass and consequently the
"best ever" constitution will continue to shine in
all its original lustre. It. is quite evident the people
do not take kindly to the changing of the constitu-
tion. This was the third time that an attempt had
been made to effect this same change, regarding rail-
roads. It is also evident that whenever a question
comes up with the railroads on one side and the
people on the other, that the result is about the same
as the ordinary verdict of a petit, jury in such cases
made and provided.
Victor Berger the Socialist congressman from
Milwaukee, has introduced a resolution iu Congress
fo abolish the senate aud also to strike the veto power
from the hands of the president. He proposes to a-
mend the constitution to this effect Mr. Berger says
that, the senate has run its course and having worn it-
self <mt lie thinks the old tiling ought to stop. He
One of the important questions that official
society has been discussing of late, is as to the best
attitude to employed towards the criminal class.
The parole system has grown out of this discussion
and is now on serious trial all over the country
Many people shake their heads at the leniency shown
to men convicted of crime and declare that it simply
opens wider the gateway of lawlessness. On the
other hand it is claimed that many a man can be
saved from the disgrace of a prison sentence by ac-
cording to him the chance to prove that he is 'not.a
criminal by nature by a single misfortune This
question had a test iu a court in Los Angeles recent-
ly, where a man was accused of embezzlement and
confessed to the charge.
The judge could have sent him to prison for the
period covering the best part of his manhood, but he]
did not. Instead he pronounced the following sen-
tence upon him:
I'nited States Senator Stone, of
Missouri, seems t.<i he the principal
champion of President Taft's
Canada reciprocity measure. This
is one of the times when a rapubli-
eun president can read with un-
mixed pleasure the speech of a
Bourbon He mocrat.
In Nevada they have a law which
gives the condemned criminal the
right to choose the mode of death.
He can prefer to hang, be shot, or
take a deadly poison. Not having
tried any of these methods of exit
if might be embarrassing to a
feller to decide upon the easiest
Business was practically sus
pended in Knid last. Monday by
t he appttarauce of the harem skirt
on tlie streets. The Morning News
devotes almost a column to the
very important item, minutely de-
scribing the woman, skirt and
especially the display of ankle,
which seemed to be the principal
feature of the sensation.
° ♦ i«- •
Our New Spring Goods are pleasing
our customers. Nice, Clean and in
Best Styles. : : •
Let us fit you out with the best shoe
on the market. :
Our Grocery department always of
the best. :
^....Bring Us Your Produce.
\ou shall stay at home nights. You shall re-
main within the limits ot this eountv. Von shall
not play billiards or pool, frequent cafes <„• dcink
also would have the courts shorn of all power to in. j intoxicating liquor, and vou shall i,„ii.et!i„ ..lv ,
validate th.- acts of the house of representatives. work,aud keep at it until" vou have" paid 1,-,,-k eVerv
Of course Mr. Berger. being it, a very lonesome J dollar you stole. Violato'lhese terms, ami V
minority all by himself, does not expect to see his res-! prison." ' *
olntiou rushed through congress. It is not stated 1 Was not that scuteuee just, wise and humane*
that President Taft's knees are knocking one another | Was it not equally so to those who had suffered I. I
in fear of havinghis veto club wrested from his hand.
Still Mr. Berger, like many another man who hus
gone to legislative bodies, doesn.t propose to have
the country forget that he is there. This is a Social-
ist measure and Mr. Berger is goinsr to have the fun
at least making the other fellows sit up and take no-
tice. If Mr. Berger is unable to earn the support of
congress in his measures, he proposes to earn his >al-
arv and that is a g«od deal more than <ime ever did.
the crime, to society in general, ami to the voiin«
j man himself* **
l>id not Judge MeCoriniek, i„ dealing with the
| ca.se m this way. raise a big qucstion-the qu.^ioi,
as to whether, after all, men cannot In* reformed out
«f prison letter than iu it?
Is it not sometimes Utter to seuteuee a man to
honesty ami usefulness than to a term behind the
bars, am! everlasting disgraeef—Wichita Kadi*.
I Philadelphia mjist be an awfully
1 wicked city. Not only have the
cases of graft astonished the coun-
try but now it is asserted that the
communion wine has been doctored
so that it endangers the health of
the communicants. If this thing
goes t.n much farther the vast
crowds that arc flocking each Sab-|
j bath to the churches will be con-
j siderably thinned out.
A Sussex Egg Collector.
Mr. A. .1 .Icirrliijt*, * tmdMmm of
fHteUliitx. nhs „ bantam which lays
her egg, j(l otTerent parts of tha yard,
but hi* cmi never fail* to And than, j
She i«k« the t-ff between her teeth. |
carrle* ii to the bark, place* it on tba
and rattler the door handle with ,
h«r pawa until her mlatreas arrival, lo •
take in the „f ,h„
k** >'• broken -ly.ndnn Dally
If you want a
Call for one of ours
"No Hunting Sign1
P. H. ALBRIGHT & CO.
MAKE FAMM LOANS ©N
jr. E. BREWSTER, Afannge>
Office North of Medford 3tai3 Bank
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Simons, R. T. The Medford Patriot. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 4, 1911, newspaper, May 4, 1911; Medford, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc186248/m1/4/: accessed January 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.