The Mangum Star. (Mangum, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 18, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 12, 1905 Page: 3 of 10
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i Season is Here
And we have a stock of lumber
of which we are proud. If you are
going to build it will be to your in-
terest to see our big stock and get
our prices before placing your order
We have recently put in a coal
yard and can conserve your interests
in this line.
We have just a few of the
Wheeler Window Shades left—come
and get one.
"Wm. Cameron ®. Co., Inc.
Dealers in Lumber, Paints and all kinds
of Builders' Material.
J. C. MOORE.
If I filled this column wilt ray own
opinions on educational questions it
would be the ideas of but one per-
son, and might be of no special im
portance. I therefore think It better
to give the reader some opinions ex-
pressed by others. This will at least
afford variety which is said to be
"the spice of life."
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS
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U what we give. We accept notes for tuition, payable after courseis fin-
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he learned In eight weeks. Weteach all commercial Branches-Bookkeep-
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Draughoo, President N.,« ■> ««"
College, corner Sixth and Main Streets. Fort Worth, Texas, for Catalogue.
Ipfcr «*£!!«' *
"Do you mind taking my class In
arithmetic for a half hour?" In-
quired my friend Jones one morning
when I was visiting his school. '
assured him it would be a pleasur
to ine, and inquired where they were
working. "They are just reviewing
square measure. Give them a few
practical examples out of your head,"
he said. Then he left me alone with
the class, and I began: "We will do
a little practice problem In papering.
My room is twenty feet long, sixteen
feeL wide, and ten feet high. Paper
it with paper two feet wide, and
thirty-five feet In a roll at twenty
cents a roll."
Now, I will leave It to the average
teacher if that is not about how he
might have given an ordinary ques-
tion in papering. It is very much
like one I saw in an arltnmetlc, any
way. I had hardly give out my prob-
lem before a twelve-year-old boy
said: "They don't have wall papor
two feet wide and thirty feet Ion.;.
There isn't a roll like that In my fa-
ther's store, and he has the biggest
wall paper store in Tacoma." Well,
we reduced the paper to the proper
width, and stretched it out to the
proper length, and then another haml
went up. "Shall we paper tho ceil-
ing?" I had not thought of that, but
I said the celling should be papered
and th$n thought my trials over. But
a lad asked me if I was going
leave a border, and how wide the
border would be, for with a wide bor-
der we would put the paper farther
down the wall. He had hardly fin
lulled this before another rascal
wanted to know how many doors and
windows I had, and how big they
were. "And I suppose there Is
uase-board," he remarked. "And
how often does the paper match'."'
asked another small vllllan. I had
never before realized that papering
was so abtruse a problem.
I aald we would put flooring on
that room at the rate of $45 a thous-
and. "That is too much to pay for
flooring here In Tacoma," remarked
a lumberman's hoy. I claimed this
was extra fine flooring, and despite
that he said I could have the pick
of his father's yard for less than
half that price. I stuck to my price.
• Are you going to put on three-Inch,
fou,r-lnch, or six-inch tongue and
groove?" was the next query. "You
know there id less waste In the
wide lumber, but the narrow makss
the best floor," he remarked. I did
not know It, but soon learned that
320 feet of lumber would not cover
three-fourths of the teachers are
women, and the proportion has In-
creased from decade to decade.; The
Women are the natural educators
of children. They have a clearer In-
sight Into child-nature than men have.
They more readily secure the love
and confidence rf rhlldre\ which Is
but natural, and If their success as
teachers Of young l> ipl< is so much
greater than that • : 1 en It Is no
cause for wonder. i heir greatest
field is in the eleme t: ry department
of education, which i really the
most Important and difficult, but
•" nerally the least rewarded. To at-
tain success one need not necessarily
be a Carnegie Library of knowledge;
a better equipment is a liberal share
of sound common sense. If but few
women are found teaching scientific
branches, or those relating to what
are termed the learned professions,
it Is surely not due to the lack of
-atural ability, but to the unfitness
of those subjects.
The Institute Fair.-
Local and Personal Matters of Inter
est as Reported There.
Ail preparations for tho Greer
County Farmers' Institute and Fair
are being pushed as rapidly as pos-
sible. No fair has ever been better
advertised in so shorr a time. Altus
has posters covering over two thous-
and miles of railroad, while our pro-
grams are being read In every state
,n the Union. Our institute program
will be rendered by the most promi-
nent men and speakers of the terrl-
tory and county, some of whom are
not yet listed. The Honorable W. G.
Camp, chief engineer of the govern-
ment, will address the institute on
irrigation, ami Prof. E. E. Balcomb,
of the Southwestern State Normal,
will speak on Agriculture in the Pub-
lic School, and there are others.
The institute people lave worked
hard to get every thing arranged and
are ready for the work and the fair.
While the Altus committee has also
been hard at work making the nec-
essary preparations, and are ready
to receive exhibits which may be
forwarded now at any time to Ned
McDaniel at Altus, Okla.
Miss Laura Moore, superintendent
of Children's Educational department
and School Fair exhibit, has her
work well under way and will be on
hand at the fair with her host of
school children with all their model
machinery, maps and drawings sur-
passing the expectation of the most
The committee of ladles on wo-
man's worn are not allowing their
department to lag, but are doing all
in their power to make their display
the leader at the fair, and if energy,
pluck and talent counts for anything,
their exhibits of fancy needle work,
paintings, preserves, jellies, jams,
pies and cakes will be out o' sight.
It now depends on the farmer to
come forward with their stock, farm
orchard and garden products to make
this the grandest thing of the kind
ever pulled off in Oklahoma. A spe-
cial prize will be given by Altus for
the best wagon display of farm and
other products. In this display the
entire community is expected to join
From the News.
Mr. Camp, the Irrigation engineer,
was in the city Monday morning. He
said they had finished the work over
here for the present, and was mov-
ing his outfit to Snyder that day. He
will lie back Saturday to attend the
Irrigation meeting at the pera house
and hoped that all who are Interested
would be present to hear the chief
engineers who would be here and
speak to our people that day. We
hope the farmers and business men
will be present at the opera house at
3 o'clock p. m. Saturday and show
the3e gentlemen that we are in dead
earnest about this irrigation matte.-.
R. D. Mead of Martha was here Mon-
day. He suggested that the commit-
tee on premiums of the fair offer fi
suitable premium for the largest and
best family of native horses in Greer
coun y.* That Is, the mare and her
grandchildren In both hordes !.nd
mules, .and mother and her offspring,
all to have been born and raised In
Greer county. From what he told us
It would surprlss many people as to
the value of a good brood mare. We
l ope the commit ee can see Its way
to offer a suitable premium.
Mr. Wheeler, who lives in the Prai-
rie Home neighborhood, while on his
way home from Altus Monday night,
was held up and robbed of $18. The
hold-up took plice over a mile south
of town. As he was driving along
the road three men came out of a
milo maize field, threw down on him
and took the money away from him.
Farmers, be on your guard, and try
and make a first class corpse out of
the next man or gang that tackles
you on the road.
J A. Vernon, who llveft near Lock,
as coming to town Saturday night
for medicine. Four men. stopped him
and askevl him where he was going.
After he told them he was sick and
going for medicine, they cussed him
and let him go. Jim, be prepared to
lay out some of the next gang that
C. G. Pitts, living south of the city,
brought a jar of sorghum molasses
this office Monday mahing us a
present of it; many thanks, C. G.,
for we have always been fond of
homemade "lick." He says he wants
to make 1,000 gallons this fall. That
is lots of sweetneSB, sure.
Trustee Frank Johnson of Lock
was here Friday. Frank says that a
traction engine and the big grader
are working the roads and will be
kept at it until all the funds are ex-
hausted. That Is right, Frank; for
If there Is anything the farmers need
more than anything else, it is good
roads over which to haul their prod-
ucts to market.
Mr. C. B. Todd, wife and daughter,
Mrs. Dr. Black, have returned from
Guymon, Beaver county, where they
have been for a year or moie. Dr.
Black is quarantined down in I-ouisi-
ana, and cannot come h re until
the quarantine 1b raised.
Territory of Oklahoma, Count/
In the Probate Court.
Notice is hereby given that on the
22nd day of September, A. D. 190S,
H. Craig filed in the probate court
of the County of Greer, and Territo-
ry of Oklahoma, a petition praying
for letters of administration to be Is-
sued to David Kennedy upon the es-
tate of R. J. Lanford. deceased, late
of the County of Greer, and Terrltoir
And pursuant to an order of said
probate court, Saturday, the 14th day
of October, A. D. 1905, at the hour
ten o'clock a. m. of said day, that ba-
ing a day of the regular September
term. A. D. 1905, of said probate
court, has been appointed as tfe*
time for hearing said application,
when and where any person Interest*
ed may contest said petition by filing
written opposition thereto on the
ground of incompetency of tho appli-
cant or may assert his own rights to
the administration and pray that tot-
ters be issued to himself.
Witness Jarret Todd, Judge of the
Probate Court of the County of Greer,
and the seal of the court affixed, thto
the 22nd day of September, A. D. 1904-
(seal) JARRET TODD.
13-3t Probate Judge.
— - , , . - . each farmer putting in whatever
floor aad that six-Inch flooring $ choice products he may have until
is the best and an examination will con
vince you. Catalogue on request.
THE DORSEY PRINTING COMPANY,
Dallas, - Texas.
and New Mexico
The farmer who contemplates changing his location should look well
into the subject of Irrigation. Before making a trip of Investigation there
ti no better way to secure advance information than by writing to those
most interested In the settlement of unoccupied lands. Several publica-
tions. giving valuable information In regard to the agricultural, horticul-
tural and live stock Interests of this great western section have been pre-
pard by tho Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, which should bo In the hands
of all who dent re to become acquainted with the merits of he various lo-
r-alltles. Write S. K. HOOPER. Q. V T. A., Denver. Colo.
was ndt six inches wide.
Then I started to have them carpet
the samo room, and I got carpet of
a width different from any that ever
came to Tacoma, the girl whose fa-
ther was a carpet dealer assured me,
and I failed miserably when I tried
to tell them how often tho figures
matched, and I overlooked the fact
that It would have to be turned un-
der, and that it took more carpet if
put one way of the room than the
other way; and when 1 told the
price and was asked what kind of
carpet it was I was afraltl to answer.
Then I started to have a roof put
over tho room, and the carpenter's
boy snickered when I gave the length
of rafters, and to this day I cannot
seo what was funny In my telling
that every shingle Is four Inches
wid6, and lay six Inches to the
weather. I am sure that Is the way
I saw it In a book.
I got afraid of original examples,
so 1 opened the book and began to
read a problem where the soldiers
got eight, ounces of rations a day, and
a girl who belonged to the Tacoma
Girl's Brigade wanted to know If the
men were shut up In a fort and starv-
ing. And then the whole class
looked nt mo, as though 1 was re-
sponsible for thoso short rations.
You can't imagine how glad 1 ^as
to seo Jones roturu and take tho clnss
out of my hands.—Northwestern Jour-
nal of Education.
A few years ago the Secretary of
the Agricultural Bureau of the 8tate
of Kansas proved that it was the
womon's hens that, paid up tho
mortgages on the farms.
Now tho Missouri Bureau of Labor
Statistics hart made a similar show
lug in favor of women's hens, it
finds that the value of live poultry
shipped in 1904 from Missouri wns
$13,473,377; of dressed poultry, $4,
S55.3G3; of eggs, $13,021,040; and of
feathers, $2S9,973—total of $31,639,-
7r>! . In tho face of such facts Is It
a wonder that she sends a gnmo
Cockroll to the United States Sen
the wagon is a complete mass of
farm products. Each individual may
also enter their products for the In
stitute prizes. It is the earnest re-
quest of the Farmers' Institute
Greer county that every farmer
the county assist in this work and
forwatU to Altus some of their choice
products. This will not only serve
as a great advertisement of the coun
ty, but every locality as well; also
will stimulate agricultural Interests
and draw the farmers Into a closer
social and financial relationship,
melting selflshuess Into sympathy,
for the promotion of whose Interest
the Institute was established.
D. D. TILLEY,
Executive Farmers' Institute
THE PUBLIC LAND.
Commissioner of the General Larv
Office Has Filed His Report.
Territory of Oklahoma, County eC
In the Probate Court.
Notice is hereby given that on the
22nd day of September, A. D. 1901,
J. W. Lanford filed in tho probate
court of the County of Greer, an*
Territory of Oklahoma, a petition
praying for letters of administration
to be Issued to J. W. Lanford upoa
the estate of R. J. Lanford, decease*,
late of the County of Greer, and Ter-
ritory of Oklahoma.
And pursuant to an order of said
probate court Saturday, the 14th <l>f
of October, A. D. 1905, at the boor
of ten o'clock a. m. of said day, that
oeing a day of the special October
term, A. D. 1905, of said probate court
has been appointed as the time for
hearing said application, when an*
where any person interested nilf
contest said petition by filing Writ tee
opposition thereto on the ground «
Incompetency of the applicant, er
may assert his own rights to the ad-
ministration and pray Jiat letter! fee
Issued to himself.
Witness Jarret Todd, Judge of
Probate Court of the County of Grew,
and the seal of the court affixed tie
22nd day of September, A. D. 190*.
(seal) JARRET TODD,
13-3t • Probate Jo
Notles of Publication.
Territory of Oklahoma, County of
In^ho'butrlot Court of 1Bald County.
Wllllain W. Noptune, Plaintiff
Elisabeth Neptuno, Defendant.
Bald defendant, Elisabeth Neptune
will lake notice that she haibe®*
sued In the above named, court for
divorce and must anawer the petl-
tion fllod therein by aald plaintiff on
STbSKi X A.'WKX
1 06, or said petition will be taken
as true, and a ]udgc.int for ald
plaintiff in said action for divorce
and cost will be rendered accord-
,nB,T Attest. H. M. HBOLHR,
(■•alt Clerk of Said Court.
By J. W. Bproat, Deputy.
J. FRANK TR1MIIU0,
Attorney for Plaintiff
A COMPANY, Ine.
Teachers In the Census.
A recent census report announces
that thoro are more teachers in tho
Unite) States of all sorts, thnn there
are of clorgymen. lawyers and physi-
cians combinod. In eighteen north-
ern states there Is a larger propor-
tion of tenchers to population than
In any European country, and If we
take the United Slates aq a whole,
tho proportion Is larger than any
countrv except England and Wales.
If we assume that the students who
need a toachor aro practically be-
tween Ave ami twenty-five years old,
we shall find that In 1900 there was
one teacher for every possible sev-
enty-one pupils, while In 1837 there
waa one teacher for every possible
137 pupils—that Is, the ratio of
teachers to scholars has nearly dou
bled In thirty years. The teachers
average older and are thus more ex
perlenced and better than ever be
tore, showing that the profession Is
becoming more permanent. Nearly
Commissioner Richards of the gen
eral land office last Friday forwarded
to the secretary of the Interior his
annual report covering the fiscal year
ending June 30, last. It shows that
during the year 10,979,075 acres of
the public lands and 77,540 acres of
Indian lands were disposed of, the
total exceeding that of 1904 by 660,-
Of the public lands \lisposed of 12.-
S95.571 acres were entered under the
homestead laws, 090,677 under the
timber and stone law and 586,507
acres of swamp lands patented.
The total reoelpts for !he year. In-
cluding those for the *ala of Indian
lands, were $7,017,811.
The patents Issued numbered 91,084
as against 50,580 the preceding year.
There were pending In the office Ju-
ly 1, last, 53,580 cases awaiting adju-
dication, a \lecrease of 30,013 from
tho number pending July 1. 1904.
Under the law the net proceeds of
the wale of public land* are covered
Into the lenses for tue l.eneltt of the
Irrigation reclamatlTi ftuul and tho
tot-0 :.i. - in: * • '• ,,M d'1*
posed of Is approximately $t,7y7,!<78
to be distributed rmong the Mates
and territories ss foi ov*
Arizona, $47,499; California, $.101,
568; Colorado. $270,060; Idaho, $870,
273; Kansas, $30,478; Montana, $360,
031; Nebraska. $120,787; Nevada. 12.-
158; New Mexico, $86,003; North l>u-
kota, $870,279; Oklahoma, $672,034;
Oregon. $076,326; South rakotR $174
44lt; Utah. $50,717; Washington.
$622,203; Wyoming. 234,903.
From the Times.
The school election held Tuesday
to vote $5,000 20-year bonds to erect,
equip and furnish a new school build-
ing, carried by a vote of 300 for to 9
against. Friends of t.ie proposition
left no stone einturned to get out a
full vote. Several conveyances were
kept going during the afternoon to
bring the busy ones to the polls, and
the pupils of the higher grades per-
sonally solicited their parents and
friends to use their Influence for the
The many friends of Mrs. V. E. Con-
kle will regret to learn that she has
gone to Everett, Wash., to spend the
winter or the benefit of her health.
Mrs. Conkle has been In poor health
for several months, and it is hoped
that the mild climate of the Pacific
slope wnl prove 'beneficial. She was
accompanied by Mrs. L. Faublon, who
gois for the same purpose. Mr. Con-
kle accompanied them as far as Colo-
rado. He will remain In Altus and
•devote his time to the Frisco Immi-
gration work, In which he is now
A bunch of 32 cotton pickers from
Ft. Worth and other nearby points In
Texas arrived In Altus Saturday
morning and Immediately scattered
to neighboring farms(, wt«?re they
were employed on the spit by farm-
ers desiring their services. Sam
Banks, who brought them In, says
he had the greatest difficulty In keep
ing them together and Intact. At
almost every stop men would board
the train and try to hire them. An-
other gang is expected from Hubbard
City this week.
C. C. Maijsfleld has tendered hts
resignation to tho city council
night patrolman, to take effect from
last Saturday night. Summer Walk-
er, a well known young man, familiar
lv known as "Summertime," has been
appointed In Mr. Mansfield's place
Mr. Mansfield has secured a position
traveling salesman and collector
for a sewing machine firm, and left
Saturday for Ft. Worth to begin his
Figure on your
at the —
Well Casing, Galvaniz-
ed Tanks, Rain Proofs
The only Exclusive Ti«
and Plumbing Shop in
First Building East of Cam*
eron's Lumber Yard
Alt Work Guaranteed
On Saturday, Oct. 31, 1905, at 1 p.
m.. we will offer for sale at public
auction, on the west side of square.
In Mangum, a lot of household goods.
Said goods are In good condition.
15-21 H. D. ALLDRBDQE.
WANTED—Ten cotton pickers on
the D. J. Doyle place, two miles north
of Mangum. 160 acres to Pic*.
14>ft B. D. QRIGG8
DENNIS AND THE POPE.
(lly Uudyard Klllplg.)
Shout abroad the glorious tidings.
Hun the banners up tho rope;
Proclaim thro'out a startled land
That OennlB saw the Pope.
Oklahoma's path of glory
From now leads down the slope;
'Twas the climax of her story
When Dennis chinned the Pope.
Joy fills this land of happy homes
"O, ye Prlsonors of Hope,"
When o'er the wall tho tiding comes
That Dennis saw the Pope.
He did not kiss the papal toe
As a sign to sanctity;
For Dennis Is a Mason
Of the ninety-third degree.
He did not fear the devil.
Nor tho haughty pontiff's stare;
They met upon the level,
And parted on the square.
Give all the calves in pastures gram
A generous length of ropa,
For great cavorting wiu be eaaa
Sine* Dsanls saw the Pope
DON'T BE SCARED
at the coal bogle. He Is perfectly ]
less If you know how to treat
Buy your coal here and ha win
half hts terror. In fact ha win
you twice as wall and long K
OBT YOUR COAL HBIIt.
Winter will soon be
order a ton or so te be ready fur
old kind that cornea.
M. B. MILAM,
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