Our Brother in Red. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 16, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 17, 1897 Page: 4 of 8
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REV. J. R. MOORE,
ARDMORE, I. T., JUNE IT, 1897.
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Pahlleher Oi l BIVTIH IK 1RD.
Our town during cue lust week
has deen treated through the dai-
ly papers to a sort of controversy
over the vacant prisidency of
Hargrove .College. Allusion
has been made to the Editor of
Our Brother in Rkd in the
matter, and thus we have been
drawn unwillingly into a discus-
sion in which we really have no
business to appear. The editor
of Our Brother in Red has no
official connection with Hargrove
College and it is only as a private
citizen and patron of the school
that we have given expression to
any opinion at all. Sometime
•go it was intimated that Rev.
A. C. Pickens would likely be
selected to the presidency of the
College. He had been prominent-
ly identified with the school from
the beginning, and would in all
probability be chosen president.
Knowing Bro. Pickens and know-
ing the needs of the school we
thought favorably of this propo-
sition, and in a private way, and
as a patron and friend of the col-
1 ge, we expressed our approval.
Otherwin* we have had nothing
to do wiih the matter. It now
seems that Bro. Pickens did'nt
desire the place, and made no
application for it. Nobody is to
blame, the trustees could not
give the presidency to one that
did not desire it. Doubtless a
competent man will tbe found to
take charge ot the school and
equip it for'efficient work. In
the meantime let us all take hold
and belp build up the school.
CLUINfi rmrciui OP
The closing exercises of Har-
grove College came off at the
Opera House in Ardmore on
Wednesday evening. The lead-
ing features were an Oratorical
Contest by a classs of four young
men and a contest for a medal in
Elocution by a class of young
ladies. The first oration was de-
livered by Elwood Wolverton on
"Oratory." The second was by
J. L. Gage on "The purpose of
a young man/' The third was
by Eugene Wolverton onJ"Pow-
er and honor af a free people.''
The fourth was by Q. F. Ko!b,
good recitations were made. A
"Vocal Solo" by little Miss Vel-
lu Wolverton on "The Goblins
will get you if you don't watch,"
was well rendered meeting with
A "Sisterly Scheme" by Miss
Leard, and "Mamma's Little
Boy," by Miss Galloway, were
the winning pieces. Sentiment
strongly favored the first, execu-
tion favored the lhe last,and the
award whs made to Miss Gallo-
way. The medal was afterward
presented to hor in a few well
chosen words by Volncy John-
Several musical renditions en-
livened and changed the exercises
of tbc stage. Among the best
pieces was an instrumental solo
"Carnival of Venice" by Miss
Floy Alvis. The other musical
pieces were creditable to both
students and teachers.
The silver bell drill executed
by twelve young ladies was an
interesting performance, well ex-
ecuted through a maze of intri-
cate movements. It was beauti-
fully done, and reflected very
highly on the young ladies and
Hargrove College closed its
second session under very favor-
able auspices. Every one seems
to be impressed with the idea
that the faculty of this college
has done a years work of faithful
and successful service on behalf
to the^students and patrons who
favored them with their support.
To the Woodmen of Davis I. T-
At the doe oration of the grave
of Red Byrd, at Davis last Sun
day afternoon in the presence of
a large congregation oonneoted
with the regular oeremonies of
the occasion in whieh the Davis
Choir and Wynnewood band took
an aotive part the Junior Editor
of our Brother in Red, being
present was called upon to ad-
dress the assembly in behalf of
Tije Woodmen, and in donnection
with this will be found the ad-
dress delivered on that oooasion.
We print it thinking that.it may
be apprecipted by those interest-
ed in anything of the kind.
were all fair specimens of oratory,
all acquitted themselves well.
To an outsider the contest was
close bet ween Elwood Wolverton
and Mr. Gage. The award of
the medal was made to Mr. Gage,
and afterwards presented to him
in a few appropriate words by
District Attorney A, C. Cruce
of the U. S, cou.it.
There was also a contest in el-
ocution for a medal. Several
It gives much pleasure, to bo
with you today, and to take part
in the oeremonies and proceed-
ings of this speoial oooasion. and
with you plaoe flowers of kind
regard and sympathy upon this
We have met here today to do
honor to the memory of our de
ceased Bro. Byrd, who was our
mutual friend, and an honored
member of this Camp. A
good and worthy oitizen, and
true in all the relations of life.
But the messenger came, the
messenger of death oams to his
home and oalled him out to die.
and as a result, the ravages of
the oold hand of death are im-
mutably fixed upon the reoords
of this craft, as well as upon the
reoords of this oamp.
This sad event brings us to
"Reserve Power." These contemplate the things, the real-
ities of whioh this is a partial oul
mination, the truthfulness of
that ediot, whioh oame from the
Sovereign Grand Master of the
universe, that man's existenoe,
that mans destiny is not his own.
"No man liveth to himself."
Mans life in this world, his death
and his destiny are all under the
providential oversight, and oon-
t o and direction of one Supreme
Ruler and Lord.
It is in keeping with this uni-
versal ediot. "That all
flesh is as grass and as the flow-
er of the grass, must pass away
and return to the dust as it was.
8easons will come and go, day
and night will suoceed each oth-
er in eudlessduration, the mighty
universe, with all of its variety
of compilations, of ohange will
go on with matchless perfection
forever and ever, but, man who
is only an atom of this mighty
universe, so far as his body is
oonoerned. All that is mortal
in him must perish, must die and
return to that mass of day, to
the earth from whence it oame.
But, the spirit of man, the im-
mortal part of him, when libera-
ted from this Mortal Coil must
return to that God who gave it
Death is universal, youth and
vi£or,age and decrepitude must,
all alike succumb to the inevita
ble law of the great Eternal God.
But, this is true, also, that as
we one by one retire from the
stage of aotion, others will oome
upon the theater of life, play
their part in the great drama and
disapearas others have done,
But in all of this we must not
for a moment forget or lose sight
of the faot, that the same Great
Being that governs our being is
still in control of the destinies of
men, and of whioh we are a very
And now11 wish to say in behalf
of Davis Camp ot Woodcraft,
that it is not simply a Fraternal,
insuranoe oompany in name
alone, but, this Order stands to
exemplify her faith and devotion
by her good works. By show-
ing to our fellow man the enob
ling and broadening influence of
love and oharity, as the crown-
ing feature of perfeot Woodcraft,
undivided by the oaustio abuses
of oritios and unsullied by the
taunts of oalumny. that may be
hurled against her by those who
know her not.
To be an "Honored Wood-
man' ' means something.
1—It means that you area mo-
ral and respectable man, worthy
of the oonfidenoe of the better
class in whioh you live.
2—It means that yon are not
living altogether for yourself , and
that you are willing to make
some saorifioe, at least, for the
wellfare and comfort of othors.
3— It means that you are will-
ing to contribute of your means
tofthe relief of the suffering and
unfortunate, when within your
power to do so.
4—It means that you can nev-
er lie In an unmarked grave,
6—It means that you can never
lie upon a bed of siokness, and
either you or your dependent
ones*rant for the necessities of
6—It means that yon are to en-
joy the sooiety and fellowship
of the best people in ths com-
munity in whioh you live.
It means all of this and more,
It means that you are to bs a
a brother in need, a friend in-
deed, and a man in every sense
of the word,
This fraternity is not an ord.er
of a few days or weeks, but is
here to stay, to oomfort and to
relieve the suffering and the
The Fraternity of the • 'Wood-
man of the World" was organized
in the oity of Omaha Neb., Juno
the 6th 1890, with a membership
of 136, with James C. Root Sov-
ereign Commander, and the first
Camp organised was Alpha Camp
of that oity.
I« the last seven years this or-
ganisation has spread, and in-
creased until now there is three
Grand Jurisdictions, i,e, The
Paeifie, the Canadian and the
Sovereign Jurisdiction* having
a membership, the grand total
of whioh is 200,000. Her Camp
fires are now found burning in
almost every state of this Union
as well as in Canady.
These figures show the most
rapid growth of its kind to bo
found, in any country of the
world. The object of this or-
ganization is to oombine white
male persons of sound bodily
health, - exemplary habits and
good moral oharaoter. between
the ages of 18 and 52 into a se-
cret Fraterxal, beneficient and
benevolent order. Provide funds
for the relief of the destitute,
oomfort the sick, cheer the un-
fortunate and be attentive in her
ministrations in times of sorrow
To educate her members in
moral, social and intellectual
matters, and promote fra
ternal laws and unity, and
create a fund from whioh there
shall be paid the full amount of
eaoh members polioy at death to
his wife and children and other
dependent ones, and ereot
beautiful monument over his
And now let me oall your at-
tention to this fact, that all such
monuments have stamped upon
them the insignia of the order,
and also engraven upon them,
not only, the name of the order,
' 'The Woodmen of the World''
but likewise these beautiful words
"Dumtacet Clamat, ,t "The
being dead yet speaketh.'
In conclusion let me quote to
all True Woodmen, the following
If I should see
A brother languishing in sore distress,
And I should turn and leave him
When I might be
A messenger of hope and happin
How could I ask to have what I denied
In my own hour of bitterness supplied?
If I might sing
A little song to oheer a fsintlng heart,
And should I seal my Upland sit apart
When I might bring
A bit of sunshine for life's ache and
How could I hope to have my grief
If I kept silent when my brother
And so I know
That day is lost wherein I fail to lend
A helping hand to some wayfaring
But if it show
A burden lightened by the cheer I
Then do I hold the golden hours well
And lay me down to sleep in sweet
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Summers Hardy, Stenographer.
GARRETT & HARDY,
Practice in all the Courts, Territo-
rial, State and Federal. Special at-
tention given to criminal cases.
Office—Up stairs in Hardy building.
Ardmore, I. T.
N. F. LAW.
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ARDMORE. - - |ND. TER.
Every un-ordained Locul
Preacher should have his license
at District Conference for re-
newal. Every Pastor should
see that his quarterly Conference
record is on hand for examina-
tion. Ever Pastor, Local Preach-
er, or delegate should bo present
at roll call at 0 a. m., 24inst..
and be propared to stay over
C. F. ROHKRTHP. K.
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DAILY MAIL LINE.
PROVENCE, DURWOOD AND
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asrives Ardmore 5 p. m.
H JONES, Prop.
Preaoheri to Spar#.
I hsvi* Home worthy, and effi-
cient young men, who doxiro
Work until Conference.
Any I'rcMMltng 'wider needing
help run obtain it by addressing
the writer. Plss«s stats nature
and siiiount of work to bo iluno.
Ardmore I, T.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
RATES: $2.00 PER DAY.
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EUROPEAN PLAN. 11.00 Per Day.
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Coleman & Mason
Carry a full line of school books,
miscellaneous books and Bibles.
Have added a fresh stock of
drugs, and the prescription work
will be exeouted by an experi-
enced pharmao st.
WEST MAIN STREET.
Ardmore, - Ini. Ter.
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