The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 8, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 1, 1911 Page: 4 of 8

Published Monthly by Grand Lodge of
Oklahoma A. O. U. W.
Guthrie, Okla.
Subscription price* 50c per year. Free
to all member* of the Order
In Oklahoma.
Entered at the poitofflce at Guthrie,
Oklahoma, ns eecond claa# matter,
October 6, U0
Grand Lodge Officers.
Past Grand Workman. J. A David-
sen, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Grand Master Workman, S. L. John-
son, Okmulgee, Okla.
Grand Foreman, W. L. Bell, Musko-
gee. Okla
Grand Over eer, Claude Wells, Sal-
lisaw, Okla.
Grand Recorder. W. R. Welch, Guth-
rie, Okla.
Grand Receiver, ,T. M. Wells, King-
fisher, Okla.
Grand Guide, A M. Thompson, El
Reno, Okla.
Grand Outside Watchman, A. L.
Beard. Wilburton, Okla.
Grand Tnsldp Watchman, D. Kestler.
Ardmore, Okla.
Grand Medical Examiner, Dr. S C.
Marrs, Chickasha, Okla.
Finance Committee.
ir. D. Todd, Guthrie, Okla.
A A Ware. Stillwater, Okla.
F. F. Glhhs, Fnld, Okla.
Appeals and Grievances.
Henry Pefrle. Purcell, Okla.
T. .T Leahy ,Tr, Pawhuska. Okla.
F Koch, Lahoma, Okla.
Law Committee.
,T A. Davidson, Oklahoma Cllv. Okln.
M. W. TTInch, Kingfisher, Oir h
T. T). Patterson, Hartshorne, Okla
S. Ti. Johnson. Okmulgee. Okla.
W. R. Welch, Guthrie, Okla.
■T. AT. Wells, Kingfisher, Okla
T W. McLaughlin. Haileyville. Okla.
Alhert W. .Tones, McAlester, Okla
J. A. Fox, Norman Okla.
Harrr N. Horner. Fnld. Okla
Harry Donart. Stillwater. Okla.
E. N. Fills, Sallisaw, Okla.
AH lodere officers are hereby noti-
ced that all orders for supplies must
h accompanied bv the cash, other-
wise the order will he held up until
the money Is received. The laws of
th order require this and Is further
mad« necessary by an order from the
ho*rd of directors. Relow Is given a
revised list of supplies ami prices
which can be posted In the report
Sonic for rnldance In the future:
Wltnals each .$1.00
®*ml- annual Password—'book 1.00
Wonthlv report Rook 1 00
■financier's Riecord S.00
Minute Rooks (Kelfer's) 4.00
T.oflee Sells 2.BO S 00
TCuttons. per dozen FSO
Hold Rivals, box of 100 .7K
financier's Receipt Rook 2R
W c lver's Receipt Rook 2K
"*cord r's Warrant Rook 2R
"•neflclarv R rlsters. each K0e-1.fl0
mnaneter's Registers, each . S0e-1 0"
Odr Gnrds. dozen 25
Officers Ronds. each OS
", *sch 10
Tanterns and Slides . on
Kramlnatlons .. free
*nnl1cstlon Cards free
Altar Fmblwms . . .... 2.2K
Rlhl.a each 2 R0
Pavels ch >0
R«"nt Rot*1* *ach 7K
'11 •nnnllos ar sent Tirepald rcent
'<"t rti and «lld « eltar emW m«
a«d hollot v,oAll orders t-
«lae*d w'th T?*enrd# r
W R WW/1" C^tbr!* WV1«
The recent Head Camp of tho Mod-
ern Woodmen of America, held at Buf-
falo, was void of any action toward
revision of rates, as recommended by
Head Clerk liawes, excepting the call-
ins a special session of the Head
Camp to meet in Chicago in 11112,
where the question of revision will be
dealt with. It is evident, from the so-
ciety's own experience, as int mated by
Mr .Ilawes, in his previous reports,
that a revision of rates all along the
line will have to b<- made, for il is im-
possible for the society to make good
its obl'gation upon their present basis
of mortality assessments, it is a hard
matter to get the membership In the
order to see the conditions as they
exist and the concession to deal with
the question at a spec'ai session of
the Head Camp is evidenced that
some changes will be made. One of
the most effective arguments used by
the Modern Woodmen was that they
were cheaper than other orders, and
that their rates would never be higher.
The recommendations of their own of-
ficers and the calling of a special
session of the Hc-d Camp should quiet
that argument effectively.
Steps without number we may save
ourselves, by having in every room as
nearly as may be, the following articles:
A small hag or catchall, a pair of scis-
sors, and a box or tiny basket contain-
ing a few needles, black and white
thread, a thimble, and a little wrapping-
twine. Many a trip down-stairs has tins
arrangement saved me in the course ot
years. To mend a 1'ttle rip in a dress
one is about to put on. to baste a bit
of lace in neck or sleeves, to sew a but-
ton on where needed is just nothing if
the things to use ari' right at hand; tout
if a trip must be made over the stairs
when one's feet are already too tired,
then it becomes a task tliat it is some-
times excusable to neglect or postpone.
Again, when a little one < nmes in with
a rent or rip in apron or dress, and be-
cause of having everything handy you
are able to mend it at once, the prover-
bial stitch in time saves many more than
nine later on. A thing done quickly is
twice done if that isn't an old saying
it ought to be.
T myself go so far as to keep a very
small hammer and a few nails and tacks
in a sly pla^e upstairs. Every little con-
trivance of that kind counts for so much
in housekeeping. Hang a pair of scissors
over your work table in the kitchen, and
notice how many times this convenient
article will come in play, especially on
cooking or ironing days. Ry the side
of your small kitchen rag-bag, hang a
similar bag to receive soiled handker-
chiefs and other small articles. Over my
kitchen work table is a small box cov-
ered with cretonne; its top is a pincush-
ion. and inside are needles, thread and
buttons. On ironing day. if a button
is found to be missing, or a small rent
or rip discovered, it is a rest to sit down
and remedy the trouble, since everything
ready to do it is already on the spot. Tf
we had to go even so far as the next
room after a button, the chances are
ten to one that the garment would be
laid aside until mending day.-—N. R.
(The above is applicable to many
lodges in Oklahoma, hence its repro-
This is what every member of the
order should feel "An inspiration to
action by the work they have engaged
in." Some may ask, "What work have
we engaged in?" T would answer that
by saving one of the noblest works
man can engage in, that of'ng
the homes of the state. Brothers, did
it ever oecud to you when you had
joined this grand old order that you
had joined an army of brothers whose
mission it is to protect Mv wives and
ha Vies our dear old fathers and moth-
ers? That you had at that moment
become n part of that institution?
That you were just as much responsi-
ble as any other member for its
growth? That the work of add'ng row
members and new blood to the order
rested just as heavily on your shoul-
ders as it does on your Grand Master
or any other officer of the order? T his
is a work that everyone should be
proud to have an opportunity cf en-
gaging in and no one should be
ashamed of it. Brothers can you, do
you, realize the great amount of good
we are doing? Just stop for a mo-
ment and think of the homes that
have been clothed and fed and edu-
cated through the protection of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen.
And when you have thought of all of
these good things that the order has
done, then ask yourself the question,
"What am I doing, or what have I
done, to promote this good work? Am
I attending my lodge meetings? Have
I invited anyone to join this good old
order this year?" Brother, if you are
not attending your lodge meeting, why
not? Is it because the weather is so
hot and dry that you are not taking
any part in your lodge work? Or do
you feel that the order grew and pros-
pered before you joined it, and that
it don't need your help, and you are
willing to trust its growth and its
future welfare in the hands of the
faithful few workers who are always
on the job?
Now brother ask yourself another
list of questions. When you plant a
crop or start a business of any kind,
do you sit down and depend upon your
brother farmer to attend to it and
harvest it, or wait for your business
competitor to bring your trade or do
you wait for the sun to go behind a
cloud, before you attempt to attend
and harvest your crop or your busi-
ness? No, my brother, you do noth-
ing of the kind. You are inspired to
action by the work you have engaged
in and you cultivate your crop and
harvest it when it is ripe, no matter
how hot the sun shines, and you at-
tend your business venture and adver-
t'se it and keep it before the public
all the time, no matter what the
weather is. Now brothers why won't
we be inspired to work just a little
for our own order, no matter what the
weather is. Our order is like the
crop of the business venture, it must
be attended to and taken care of, and
advertised, or again like (he crop or
the business venture, it will not be a
success. Brother, there are 35,000 of
us in the state. Now just think of the
good we could do if we would all work
just a little. Think of the faithful
few who are working for the order
all the time and think how much
easier it would be and how much
more would be accomplished if we
each one helped just a little. Now
brothers, let us catch the inspiration
and create an action by work, through
the hot weather in August, that we
will create such a breeze by bringing
in new members that we will forget
the hot weather.
Fraternally yours, and for a greater
E. E. Jul'en. D. O. M. \V.—Kansas
To give a cup of water; yet its
Of cool refreshment, drained by
fevered lips.
May g!ve a shock of pleasure to the
More exquis'te than when nectarian
Renews the life of joy in happiest
It is a little thing to speak a phrase
Of common comfort, which by daily
Has almost lost its sense; on the ear
Of him who thought to die unrenown'd
'twill fall
Like choicest music; till the glazing
With gentle tears; relax the knotted
To know the bonds of fellowsh'p
aga i n;
(More precious than the benison of
About the honored death bed of the
To him who else were lonely, that
Of the great family Is near and feels.
In an address William Hard said to
a body of women the other day:
"The time has come when men and
women must work together for the
common good. That is not a woman
suffrage statement wholly; it is a man
suffrage, statement also. I do not say
this because I think woman is more in-
telligent or more virtuous than man.
She is neither, but she completes the
are—the circle of effort which Is nec-
essary. I went into the office of a fam-
ousu attorney conducting a famous
ous attorney conducting n famous
woman lawyer for his assistant.
" 'Why is this?' I queried. 'Do you
find her intelligence of a higher order
than that of a man assistant?'
" 'No,' replied the lawyer. 'But
man and woman ever have separate
points of view. T grasp the point of
a case she would not see, hut she ever
gets a point of view 1 could not have
noticed. In that way we have both
sides of the question, and T find her of
greater value than a man the equal of
her in intelligence would be tc me.'
"That," continued Mr. Hard, "is a
great reason why we need women In
the political life today. As a child
reared by mother or father alone has
nrssed something which would have
been to his benefit had he received the
counsel of both, so the great commer-
cial and political worlds of today need
both man and woman to complete the
circle of human endeavor."
"Christmas was always a specially
festive holiday on the Harriman es-
tate." writes J. Holmes McGuiness,
rector of Arden. in August Sunset
Magazine. "Each veaar a census was
taken of every man. woman and child
thereupon, and the list carefully stud-
ied that a suitable gift might be pro-
vided for each. Mrs .Harriman herself
presented these, and her husband stood
beside her. It was an absolute rule
with them that nobody should be for-
gotten. But mistakes will occur. One
Christmas evening, at the close of the
distribution, somebody asked 'Where's
Tom?' Tom was the most forlorn boy
on the place—a half orphan, a poor
little heartbroken chap, who lived
with a drunken father in a shack four
miles from the house. The question
went around: Where was Tom? Im-
mediately Mr. Harriman took it up.
Investigation proved that his name,
by some mistake, had been om'tted
from the list. Jlr. Harriman then dis-
appeared. He had found a sled, a tine
sturdy sled such as every boy longs
for; muffling himself against the cold,
he set out on that stinging night,
dragging the sled, tramping four miles
through the woods to carry Christmas
to that little shack and its lonely oc-
There are some girls who, without
being actually good-looking, always
contrive to look nice. You know,
perhaps, that they have but a small
dress allowance; yet, in spite of this
fact, they look well every time you
happen to see them, whereas other
girls with more money at their com-
mand often look shabby and frumpish.
What is the dainty girl's secret?
Nothing more than that she is carefu'.
She has a place for everything, and
she keeps to it.
Her veils, ribbons, gloves, etc., do
not fight for supremacy in one ter-
rible-looking drawer, and finally em-
erge in a srumpled and torn condition
to form part of her attire, looking a?-
it they had been either bought
second-hand or had been rescued
from the family rag-bag.
No; all the articles are put away
with the utmost care, being brushed
or dusted first, if necessary, or mend-
ed if a stitch in them should chance
to be needed, for she understands the
importance of detail in the smallest
things if the effect of the khole is to
be good.
Have you ever noticed that, if a man
loses, he ascribes his misfortune to
ill luck, if he wins, the result Is
due to his smartness?

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