The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Monday, November 1, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN.
OKLAHOMA STATE BOARD OF AGRi
CULTURE, GUTHRIE OKLA.
Notice Is hereby given for the holding
of the annual meeting of Hie County
Karwers' Institute on the West side of
tiie State. Meetings will be iteid at tile
county seals. The forenoon session wiil
begin at 10 o'clock and the afternoon ses-
sion at 1:30.
The Institute will be held rain or shine.
The counties are nrrnnged in Itineraries
to save time and expense and it will not
be convenient lo change dates.
State lecturers will be present to dts
cufcs subjects of interest to farmers and
business men Forage crops, cereal crops
and the live stock industry and dairy sub
lects will be made specialty in all tin'
Institutes throughout the state. Pnrme I'w
are urged to bring their wives and ch'l-
dren and attend tlieso meeting*. Dis-
cussions on Domestic Science will be
given for the benefit to the ladies.
A full set of officers wii lie • le.,lid,
also a delegate to represent the ctmn'v
at the Annual Institute lo ne hel<l In
Stillwater the Second Tuesday in August
of 1910. The meeting is free aud open ,■>
everybody. eHlow are dales ant p'a< i ;
l.ogan County, Cluthrie. November
Oklahoma County. Oklahoma City, No-
Cleveland County, Norman, November
McClain County Purcell. November !.">.
Garvin County, Pauls Valley, Novem-
Murray County, Sulphur Springs, No-
Carter County, Ardmore, November :: I
I.ovc County. Marietta. December 1.
Marshall County. Madill. December 2
Johnson County. Tishomingo, Decemb-
Divan County, Durant. December 7.
Choctaw County, llugo. December !!.
McCurtain. Isabel. December 10.
Pushmataha. Antlers, December 13.
Atoka County. Atoka, December 15.
foal County. Coalgate, December It!.
Pontotoc County. Ada. December 17.
Oklahoma State Hoard of Agricultuiv.
J. P. CONNORS, President
JOHN C. TCUJOTT, Superintendent
AFTER THE MODERN WOODMEN
The Modern Woodmen seem to be
in for same public washing of soiled
linen if the statement, or "groucli" of
Dr. Kalmerton. former editor of its offi-
cial Journal, is to be accepted as prop-
"The order cannot live long on the
^present basis," ?aid Dr. Kalmerton.
"Bach year sees an increase In the death
i ate. The assessment rates are utterly
too low, but no change demanded. In
stead of conserving our resources, tho
order at the last head camp meeting in
Roekford, III. spent thousands of dol
lars unnecessarily, i.ie delegates on the
first day raised tTuir own pay from $!i.00
to $10.00 a day, anr! mileage accordingly
Then I hey voted a salary increase of !
to 100 per cent, all around for the execu
live officers. The Head Consul's salary
was $.-.000. but the delegates voted to
double It. Directors formerly received
$15.00 per day actual time. They now
receive $«,000 per year. This extravag
anee will kill the order sure as fate. T
do not doubt that there will either be
a new order formed or an entire reorg
animation at Bluffalo."—Insurance Chron-
ical. April 15. 1909.
an important decision
Membership Cases the Day Tthat Assess-
ment is Due.
This should bo a warning to all mem-
bers of the ord"r. Benefits cease on the
last day of tbo month if dues for that
month are not paid.
This is the decision of the United
State courts. The decision has just been
rendered in the ease of Anna T,. Taylor
vs. The Royal Arcanum. Her busbar 1
joined The Royal Arcanum in 1S93 and
carried a certificate for 3.000. He died
in November. His dues for October bad
not been paid. His widow broryght
action to - recover from the so~-i
ety on the ground that frequently during
his lifetime he had been delinquent a
month and bad always paid up his ar-
rearages and Ijcccme reinstated; and
THE MAN OF UX
(M\ Win lint I). Nitsiiit)
"Tlii'i'c irns ii mini in I lie liiinl of I whose mmir was Jut). —
(>. aiiek'iit | ou(, we stand today
And hoar vour sou <4 through the centuries!
I' poii what instrument did von play.
That von could (harm in so man) keys?
W ho drew the enrtaiiis of time for you.
That \oii niifjlil look through the thronging vpars,
\nd see the men that you saw and kne\v
Would live to-dav, with their hopes and fears.
W hat light had you, hi your dusty
Of whence the voice o'er the olden plain
That all vour dreaming in cadence Mcnt
And made your fancying not in vain?
W ho held vour hand as you traced each word.
And what is the power that hade you give
Your time and toil to the song you Ileard
The song that, marvelous still, shall live?
(>. ancient poet, or prophet—you
Who had no scepter nor purple robe
A kingly deed it was yours to do.
To tell all men of the man named .fob!
To show all men that the flame called life
Is hut a taper of feeble gleam.
To sound the hollowness of our strife
And rouse the sleeper from out his dream.
We do not know if you sang afield
Or chanted low by the city wall.
But this we know, that your song has pes
With the insistence of trumpet call
That it is balm for the weary lienrt—
A soothing message, and coiulortin
It lifts the soul with its noble art-
0, bard of old. even yet you sing!
Wliv need we quibble of name or date.
When in vour song you have pictured thus
The hearts and hopings of mean and great,
And left it echoing on lo us
Each man may build him a monument
Of things he fashioned, or savs. or does,
And all sufficient this call vou sent:
"There was a man in the land of TTz!"
sometimes his dues had been advanced
for him by the collector of the council
to which be belonged. The supreme
council conceded this fact but held that
the collector bad acted on his own re-
sponsibility. and had actually violated
the laws of the order and that therefore
I he supreme council could never ha\*
rat Wed his action had it been brought
lo their attention.
Taylor's payment for October was
tendered three days after he became
suspended. The collector refused it.
Suit was then brought and the lower
courts awarded Judgment In favor of ben-
eficiary. The case was appealed, and
finally the Tnited States circuit court
of appeals has rendered the decision
that Iho lower court erred: and has re-
manded the ease for retrial with Instruc-
tion to the trial of the society the plaint-
iff is not entitled to any benefits.
This should end all controversy on this
mooted subject Tn order that your ben-
eficiary may be sure of the benefits
named in your certificate keep the dun
on that certificate paid up every month.
Remember- Benefits cease on the 28 th
day of the month, if the dues of that
month have not T>oen paid—Minnesota
A. A O. TT. Ouide.
THE NORTH POLE
The controversy over the discovery of
the North Role has reached and pass !
the "liar'' and "affidavit" stage, with the
odds in favor of Dr. Cook, the original
claimant. For all that the pole Is worth
it seems like a very foolish piece of
bpsiness for one man to try find divest
I.iff is ill most an uncertain between tin?
ages ill* is and HO jis it is between the
ages of 60 mid To. it is important tint
yon embrace every opportunity that pr -
sen t s itself to you for Iho betterment of
your condition. If you are unmarrh i
\ on have loved ones who need your u8fdv>* -
anee. and if \ on are married this respon
sibilit \ is dotiblx increased Vou, in Mi"
and health depend upon your 4nily in
rome !• provide for your home, 'hut il
death :-houlfl knock .1I your door, before
ample provision Is made fur Hie futuie.
your family can be provided for, if yo.i
are thoughtful enough, a! the cost of on'y
3 Cts. Per Day
another of the honor of discovery for the
ordinary man it is till a question of doubt
whether or not either one of the great
explorers reached t lie much sought for
spot and nil the public will have to be
guided by is a mass of heterogenous rec-
ords dealing with latitude, longitude, ici
floes Eskimo and blubber, which no on ■
really cares for. Rut after all the simpie
message of Dr. Cook announcing that
"I have been successful," speaks with a
louder volume than the great and (linn
derous sound of "f have nailed the flag
to the Pole." by Peary. One is from "
simple well meaning man. who has de-
clined to enter into any controversy wi'n
his rival and the other is from one who
is used to flourish trie "big stick." or at
least coming in for ils protection. Th s
story reminds one of the oontrover-iy
over the victory of Santiago, with Pam| -
son miles away anil the fact that Peary
was more than a year later In finding
the Pole is no license for him to try to
defame the rliaracter of any other ex-
plorer who has Just as pood a claim * ~
Peary himself to 1 lie coveted gxoni.
If I knew that a word of mine.
A word not kind and true.
Might leave its trace
,on a loved one's face,
I'd never speak harshly, would you?
If I knew the light of a smile
Might linger the whole day through
And brighten some heart.
With a heavier part.
I wouldn't withhold It, would you?
This will insure comfort and happiness
for the loved ones you may he called up
on to leave behind. While the eost is
such an insignificant sum you cannot at
ford to let this Kind of an opportunil /
pass unnoticed, for as your ape Increas- s
>our risk grows proportionately greater.
Besides you often spend several times
this amount for something else that
brings no lasting benefit, but this small
saving each day
a handsome dividend in time. You are
therefore asked to consider the opportu-
nity of inaking this small daily depos.i
i a bank. In monthly installments, that
guarantees to you and your home that
when sickness and dfstres befalls you
that you will 'be cared for and that a
certificate of stock is issued to you for
the benefit of the wife and ch'13 that
entitles them to
from a fund tluit you by your prudence
ami forethought, with thousands of ot h
crs, have In a fraternal way helped to
create. The cost lias been small to yo i
but it meant much to the ones depend) in
upon you. in a fraternal way, have sen'
good creer not only to your own home bu!
to the home of mntiv another brother and
Hie fraternal bond has been strengthen
ed. You are asked to Join 'n doing rood
to your fellow brother by taking out i
In the A.0.U.W,
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The prosperity of an organization de-
pends to a considerable degree upon tli<
manner in which the executive officers
discharge their duties. Orders do not at-
tain any marked success, or prosper ma-
terially. where the offi.-ers have become
lukewarm and do not evince the proper
amount of interest. In no organization
will the indifference of the officers so
surely affect the order as in a fraternity
like ours. Tn all the business of tbo
courts, and all the ritualistic works, these
executives have so important a part that
their failure to perform it properly effect
the impressiveness of the ceremonies,
seriously the working and detracts from
When, therefore, an officer finds that l v
reason of business engagements, because
of lack of interest, or for any cause what-
soever, the proper amount of time, con-
sideration and core cannot be given 10
the duties of his office. It 'behooves him to
resign his position and allow one who
can properly discbargr I he duties to fill
the office, rursuing any other course
I liiin this is treating the order unfairly,
is placing himself in a false position
and doing no one any good.—Advocptp.
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Leatherman, W. J. The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Monday, November 1, 1909, newspaper, November 1, 1909; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc274768/m1/3/: accessed November 17, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.