The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 1, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN.
A. 0. U. W. HELD PICNIC
FIVE HUNDRED PRESENT
S. L. Johnson Made the Speech of the
Evening at Benson Park.
The Shawnr-r and Tecumseh lodges
of the Ancient Order of United Work-
men held a joint pirn; ;it Benson Park
Hon. D. B- Madden rif Tecumseh,
was chairman for the < vening. making:
a brief speech.
S- L. Johnson, grand master work-
man. was then introduced and made
a speech on the principles of the or-
der. He said the A. O. V. W. had the
largest reserve fund of any society in
this country, next October celebrates
the society's fortieth year, during*
which time it lias paid out $170,000.-
000. He then dwelt for some to upon
After Mr. Johnson's speech the even,
ing was sppnt in social diversions, re-
freshments. provided by the ladies of
the Degree of Honor, being served.
Hon. Dennis T. Flynn. Republican
candidate for U. S. senator, was ex-
pected to have been present, but a
message was received from him stat-
ing that he could not come on account
Those attending the picnic number-
ed about 200 from Tecumseh and 250
At the picnic a warrant was given
to Mrs. Florence Thurman in the sum
of $1,000 and another to her as guar-
dian for her daughter in the same
Why every Home Should be Protected-
There are so many good reasons why
man should carry life insurance for
the protection and benefit of those he
may leave behind, and so much has
been said on this subject, that it is
difflci.lt to add anything new that will
directly appeal to those who have n«
Let it first be understood that all
men were created upon the same equal
footing, none having any advantage
over the other in the beginning. As
time progressed man's intellect became
more fully developed, his accumulative
powers also enabled him to outstrip
his neighbor in gathering about him
a goodliy share of this world's goods.
To such a man now it is sometimes
useless to talk upon the question of
providing for his family by the in-
surance plan, tie will tell you that he
has plenty and that there is no dan-
ger that his family will ever come to
want. While in a sense this is true,
still there always remains the possi-
bility of adverse conditions overtaking
such a man and the accumulations of
a lifetime will be s^'ent away in an
instant. Again it often happens that
a man. apparently successful, leaves
behind him. when called awav. a large
estate encumbered with numerous
debts that must he naid which often
leaves little or nothing for the family
of wife and little ones. Tn this case
nn Insurance policy would be a mighty
handy thing to have around for it
would be something that no debt could
The most Important reason why a
man should insure If that life is very
uncertain. It is short at the longest
and the many things that are nlanned
for the betterment of our condition are
often never completed before the grim
messenger makes his appearance.
The uncertainty of any business ven-
ture should cause every one to throw
all the protection possible nround hi;'
home and fireside, for by the small
contributions necessary to keen an in-
surance policy in force will provide a
tangible asset which can be realized
on In a very short time should the un-
Another reason why a man should
insure his life in favor of his family
is that he is worth Just his ear nine;
capacity. Some are worth more than
others in this respect and consequent-
ly* earn more, but observation teaches
that when a man is simplv depending
tipon daily earning for his support
seldom, if ever, gets anything ahead;
it' his work stops his earnings ceases
and what he has managed to save Is
used to keep the home until a new po-
sition is secured. Any one depending
upon his earning power as his only
resource from day to day should not
lose sight of the fact that the ravages
of disease is likely to attack him at
any time and thus destroy this ability
to earn a llvllbood. and that by a small
-nving from his daily wages he can
provide that which will be of the
greatest assistance to himself and
family. He can guard against sick,
ness by keeping up a sick and accident
policy and he can Provide against want
for his family should death call him
away by having a life policy made
payable to them.
Life Insurance provides a saving fcr
those left behind that is often not saved
during life and good health. It is like
the house without a roof, when it Is
dry weather a roof is not needed. So
it is with man, when he is In good
health he thinks he doesn't need in-
surance, but how soon will the rains
and the storms come?
Editor Workman: In looking over
the paper I find some very interesting
things and take especial notice of
page 1 and 8.
Lasv night was our meeting night-
Had a very good meeting. Not very
large attendance but what few were
there are certainly the live ones.
Brother Dickensheets gets up and
makes a proposition that he will give
an additional dollar to any member
who will get a new member or as
many new members can be obtained
within the next week. Several have
cards and T believe that Enid Lodge
will certainly show results. As this
is all I think of will close, with best'
wishes. I am Yours very truly.
JAS. K- TURK.
Recorder No. 21.
THE WHITE PLAGUE
Cleveland No. 17 is working on a
class for October. They report three
reinstatements for September.
Addie No. 70 writes that they are
still working and having splendid suc-
cess. Already about twenty now mem-
bers have been initiated-
Enid is admitting some new mem-
bers. They are going to give a an-
quet in the near future.
Eureka No. 13 asks for application
cards and examination blanks. They
have started a campaign for new
members and expect to have a class
to celebrate the anniversary of the
Haileyville N*o. 8,1 will add at*least
fifteen new members for October.
Dow No. 88 is making good progress.
They have initiated at every meeting.
Marlow is busy. One new member
since last report.
Bro. S. F. Allenbaugh of Forest No.
53 is going to organize a new lodge-
Shawnee No. 30 will add several new
members during October.
Muskogee, through the work of Bro
Bechtel is regaining some of the mem-
bers lost during the past few months.
Bro. Bechtel goes to McAlester the
first of this month.
Bro. J- E. Neff made a trip to Ponca
City and Perry during September, but
had to return home on account ft
An echo from the Arkansas line tells
us that Nixon No. 7!> is not sleeping.
One new member since last report-
The Brothers of Lawton, Hobart.
Anadarko and Cloud Chief should get
busy. Lots of good material around
An active crusade against \\*hat is
called the "flreat Whlto Plague" is be-
ing waged ill all parts of the country.
It is being taken up by nearly all the
Fraternal Orders, separately or collec-
tively, and by the health boards of many
of the large cities and states. Sanitari-
ums are being provided for the treat-
ment of persons afflicted witht the dread
disease and already the movement is
gaining ground in other countries and
much good has been accomplished. It
would seem that from the number of
deaths occuring from consumption each
year that this crusade had not been
commenced soon enough, but it is hop-
ed that by education the people them-
selves will do much toward the elimina-
tion of the suffering of the disease in
their own homes with such means as
they have at their command. Eminent
doctors tell us that plenty of frc3h ait1,
a dry climate and good healthful foociitnd
exercise are essentials of ctlectlng a
cure or affording relief to those afflicted.
The only trouble, perhaps, is that notice
of the disease is not taken toon
enough or the consequences seriously.
While it is claimed to be an heredity i-t-
fliction. still it may he contracted by ex-
posure and the utmost care should be ex-
ercised by persons who are easily af-
fected by colds or other ailments of the
Whereas, the relentless hand of
death has removed froin our Lodge our
brother Roy D- Pierce, be it therefore
Resolved, that the members of Dow
Lodge No. 88 A. O. IT. W. tender
their heartfelt sympathy to his fam-
ily. his parents and his friends in this
their bereavement, and be it further
Resolved, that while their loss is
greater than ours we have a vacant
seat in our lodge that can never be
filled by Roy, for the days of iour
brother on earth are ended. May this
vacant seat remind us that we too are
mortal and must soon vacate our plac-
es in the Lodge. Brothers, let us so
emulate the good work of charity that
when our call comes it can be said
that that brother has patiently run the
race that was set before him. And
be it further
Resolved, that a copy of these reso-
lutions bo spread upon the minutes
of the Lodge, a copy he tendered his
family, a copy given his parents, and
a copy be sent to the Oklahoma Work-
W. H. STAPP.
D. L. PIEKLE.
JNO. E. THOMPSON.
JOHN S- KIRKPATRICK-
Dow, Okla., Sept. 1908-
TTotv about that mem lie- vou were ?o-
ing to pet during October?
NEW GOVERNMENT MAP.
Survey of the Agra Quadrangle by
the IT. S. Geological Survey..
With all her great agricultural re-
sources, comparatively large areas of
the best bottom lands in Oklahoma are
either partially or entirely unavailable
for crop production because of destruc-
tive floods which sweep the valleys
during the planting and growing sea-
son. It is manifest that these floods
should be controlled if possible and
thus add to the productive area of the
State. The first essential in planning
for reclamation, either by drainage or
irrigation, is an accurate topographic
map and to secure such a map Oklaho-
ma cooperated on equal shares with
the United States Geological Survey
for the survey of Lincoln, and Potta-
watomie and portions of Cleveland
Oklahoma, Logan, and Payne countlc-.
This comprehensi%Te survey has been in
progress and the map of Agra Quati-
rangle. just published, is one of a seri-
es of maps recently compiled by the
Geological Survey. It lies within L'ti.
coin and Payne counties. The Agra
sheet is now readv for public d'stri-
ution. This map rcivescnts by fa*- the
most complete survey eve;' made of
this section of Oklahoma and show?
every physical character ef the ?oim-
try. The sheet is engraved in threr
colors—black, blue, and brown—md
its study enables th > reader to see at
a glance the character of any part of
the country or to determine the lee-
vation of any point in the entire quad-
rangle. The brown contour lines
which ramify the entire map show
these elevations at 20-foot intervals.
It is interesting to determ'ne the slope
of the land, the height of the various
hills, and the fall in the rivers by sim-
ply counting the contour lines.
Map Shows all Houses.
The Agra map shows, in addition
to the topography, practically all the
works of man—dwellings. public
buildings, bridges, railroads, wagon
roads, etc. The elevation of the towns,
many river-points, and other important
features are given. Farm houses can
be seen scattered over the entire quad-
rangle, showing the country to be
Permanent benchmarks of the Geo.
logical Survey are indicated at 14
points. These can be relied upon for
all time as bases for any further de-
tailed surveys desired.
"A study of the survey lines of this
map" said Mr. H- H- Hodgeson. one of
the government topographers who
mnde the survey, "shows a number of
interesting Physical conditions in the
quadrangle which will doubtless be
turned to advantageous account by the
people. The sheet will serve as a
basic survey for any engineering work
. contemplated and obviate the cost of
making preliminary surveys in each
instance. The creeks of the northern
half of the quadrangle are tributary to
the Cimarron River while ahose of the
southern half flow into Deep Fork of
the Canadian River.
Streams Subject to Overflow,
"Deep Fork and its tributaries are
particularly subject to overflow, and of
these tributaries the most unruly in
the Agra quadrangle is Dry Creek.
The basin of Dry Creek as shown on
the map is broad but the channel Is
narrow and shallow. It is also very
crooked and in many places is filled
with drift material, so that after a
heavy rain the water has no choice
but. to occupy the entire valley. It was
my observation that usually n number
of days elapsed, often a week, before
the water disappeared, and if the crops
were not actually destroyed, the soil
was r'ndered too wet for cultivation-
I have' seldom seen a more fertile soil
than this section of Oklahoma and al-
most all crops of the temperate zone
can be raised in great abundance. The
quadrangle contains four thriving
towns, Agra. Cushing, Tryon and Ken-
drick and has excellent transportation
Part of Huge National Map.
The Agra map. wh'ch as Mr. Hod-
geson states is sufficiently detailed to
enable an engineer to lay out any Pro-
posed drainage, railroad or other pro-
ject. constitutes but one small section
of the great topographical atlas of the
United States which the Geological
Survey is making, already over 1700
similar sheets have been issued by the
Survey covering a third of the United
Slates, Sucty map-making is a far
different undertaking from that of
constructing an average geographic
map which is generally a matter of
mere compilation. Government topo-
graphic map-making means, as in the
case of the Agra unit, that practically
every square rod of the territory sur-
veyed has been actually covered by
the surveyors in hundreds of miles of
tramping. In the far-western quad-
rangles the surveyors strike country
where the work carries then into
rough and almost impassible places,
with dense, virgin forest and other sec-
tions into deep and wide stretching
morasses. Thousands of temporary
camps are the result of each field sea-
son's work, raging from above snow-
line tn below sea-level, all to be fol-
lowed by a large amount of offlce draft-
ing, and finally completed in examples
of copper-plate map eneraving second
to none in the world- When the en-
tire United States shall have been top-
ographically surveyed the result will
be the greatest accurate map in the
world..The cost to the government of
these quadrangle surveys for both
field and office work, ranges from $2,000
•ti $8,000 each, copies however, can be
obtained for 5 cents each, or for $3
Tier hundred, which is only the cost
of paper and printing, from the Di-
rector of Geological Survey. Washing-
ton. D. C. Remittance should be made
in post-office money order.
>Tnnv a young woman studying m i-
oic trees nhrond to be finished when we
could just es well do it at home, cither
with an automobile or an ax.
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