The Mangum Star. (Mangum, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 16, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 3, 1904 Page: 3 of 8
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Conducted by J. C. M.
THE GIGARETTE HABIT A
The issue of The Independent,
Feb. 18, contains an article on the
above subject by Charles Buckley
Hubbell, one of the most famous
educators of New York and now
president of the City Board of Edu-
cation. We wish the parents of
everybody, not only in Mangum,
but in the United States, could
read that article. It fills about six
columns in The Independent and
is too lengthy for insertion here;
but we shall try to so condense as
to give some of the most important
The cigarette habit has excited
grave apprehension in England
that a recent issue of the great
London Times contains a manifesto
demanding legislation by Parlia-
ment looking to the prevention of
juvenile cigarette smoking. The
names fill an entire column of the
Times, including those of peers,
bishops, judges, leading head mas-
ters of colleges, and prominent
Twenty-five years ago but com-
paratively few cigarettes were sold
in the United States. Their use
was first observed among students
of the Reusselear Polytechnic In-
stitute, Troy, New York, which
was and is still extensively patron-
ized by Cubans and South Ameri-
cans. From there the smoke in-
haling habit spread until it has be-
come more devastating to the
health of boys and young men than
any other vice or habit that can be
The most astonishing fact in this
matter is that so few people realize
the inroads it has already made on
the health, morals and possibilities
of our American youth. Perhaps
one explanation is found in the
fact that many physicians in al-
most every large community are
addicted to the cigarette inhaling
habit and are thus handicapped in
the influence they should exert in
suppressing this alarming evil. It
is said one seldom meets a medical
student who is not banefully ad
dieted to this vice, and that once
it becomes established its servitude
is almost certain and unending.
It is often said the cigarette is
deadly, because it contains opium,
or because the wrapper is very in-
jurious; but investigation does not
confirm this opinion. The manu-
facturer could not afford the cost
of opium at the price received for
his goods. None of the cheaper
grades contain opium or any of its
The deadly products of tobacco
combustion are nicotine, the volatile
oils, and the fatal carbon monoxide
which pass into the blood circula-
tion through the inhaling habit,
causing a slight dizziness and that
mild intoxication so facinating but
so devastating to the "cigarette
The London Lancet, one of the
most reliable English medical jour-
nals, recently stated that the most
deleterious product of tobacco com-
bustion is carbon monoxide, which
is a deadly constituent of water
gas and is present in large quanti-
ties in tobacco smoke.
The rationally normal smoker of
pipe, cigar, or cigarette does not
inhale the smoke, and he thus es-
capes the deadly results of inhala-
tion. Many physician* believe a
reasonable indulgence in this mode
of smoking is not generally injur-
ious to those who have reached
A few years since, several prin-
cipals of New York public schools
reported to the city superintendent
a condition of things they could not
understand. Boys of ten, twelve
and fourteen years of age, natural-
ly bright, were observed to be los
ing the power of mental concentra-
tion and application to their stud-
ies. Nei vousuess, listlessness and
a tendency to truancy were asso
ciated with the names of nearly
every one of them. On investiga-
tion it was found that nearly all
the incorrigible truants were cigar-
ette fiends; that is, almost hope
lessly addicted to the inhaling
habit. Further investigation
proved that very many of these
boys stole money from their par-
ents, or sold all sorts of articles
they could lay their hands on to
gratify an appetite that fed on its
A recent justice of the supreme
court of the state of New York,
lately asserted that during his last
year's practice at the bar, he had
to discharge nine office boys for
stealing stamps, it having been
proved in every instance that the
boys stole in order to purchase
Police Justices of New York and
other cities have stated again and
again that the majority of juvenile
delinquents brought before them
are cigarette fiends whose moral
nature has been warped or destroy-
ed through vice.
It is said many of the gold cure
establishments refuse to receive an
alcoholic patient addicted also to
the inhaling habit, for the reason
that experience has shown that no
relief can be expected in such
During 1851-54 we were station-
ed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, be-
ing then au army officer, and we
observed some results of the inhal-
ing habit on the native inhabitants
of both sexes. Nearly all were
illiterate, indolent, many dishonest,
shiftless and living from hand to
mouth, inveterate petty gamblers
and fandango (dancing) devotees.
A sack of strong tobacco and a
bunch of corn-shuck cigarette
wrappers seemed to serve as a
solace for lack of food and cloth-
ing. Though education has made
such rapid progress since those
days, yet census reports show the
Mexican population of that terri-
tory coutinue to be deplorably illi-
terate and unprogressive.
In the face of such facts as have
been stated, an important query is
what can be done to arrest the in-
roads of this terrible curse of so
many boys and young men. Pro-
hibitory laws seemed to have failed
where tried, since victims manage
to secure cigarettes directly or
We see it reported that teachers
and other public school officials in
New York and some other cities
are organizing anti-cigarette lea-
gues among the school bovs, and
that already 25,000 in New York
schools have joined the leagues
Many a boy and young man might
possibly escape a miserable life and
untimely death if led to realize, by
examples of others, the probable
ruin of success in life by the cigar-
ette habit. It is said several thous-
and business men in Chicago have
united under a pledge to employ
no boy or man who smokes cigar-
ettes, or who has the inhaling
habit. This fact alone should
serve as a valuable lesson and
warning to our boys and young
All people do not view troubles
in the same light, nor employ the
sanie remedies for relief. If we
had a boy whom we discovered
contracting the cigarette habit, and
moral suasion failed in effecting a
reformation, we would then try the
virtue in what "Paddy gave his
"WHAT SHALL THE HAR
Matters seem badly mixed in
democratic ranks. The most gift-
ed political seer must hesitate in an
attempt to forecast the next demo
cratic presidential nominee Dur
ing many years of observation, as a
mere outside looker on, we cannot
recall any similar case of uncertain-
ty—not even that of 1896 which
finally proved a stunner,
It has come to pass that political
announcement* in many leading
daily papers are unreliable, state-
ments made one day being contra
dieted the next. Has newspaper
correspondence been reduced to an
art of expert lying, and the great
est liar is the most successful artist?
This clasa should draw large salar
ies for supporting their employers
so much matter for spread eagle
head lines, provided their coir
sciences have not become so case
hardened as to cause no remorse.
Supposing press reports to be
true, Mr. Bryan favors the nom-
ination of Mr. Hearst, and the Tam-
many boss that of Mr. Cleveland.
Here are twin puzzles at first
thought, but there are often wheels
within wheel?—there may be a
large bug under each of these chips.
Both of these leaders have import-
ant followings and are likely to
make; themselves felt in the coming
convention. What Mr. Bryan's
opinion is of the ultimate result of
Mr. Hearst's nomination, should it
happett, is difficult to guess. It is
generally conceded that New York
is important, if not necessary to
democratic success. We believe-
the Tammany boss is too well post-
ed on the situation to suppose Mr.
Cleveland could possibly be nom-
inated, not even as a compromise;
but we donot believe the Tammany
cat is jumping in that direction;
but that the boss has what he
fliinks a trump card up his sleeve
in the person of the city's young
At present there is but little
coherency among the discordant
democratic factions. Judge Park-
er's prospects seem to be waning.
All efforts to lead him into expres-
sion of his political views have
failed. He evidently believes the
office should seek the man; but
that is not a winning policy these
days according to Hoyle politics.
The Judge seems too pure a man
to cultivate the tricks of the pro-
fessional politician's trade.
Oh, yes! we came near omitting
another newspaper announcement.
According to a recent Kansas City
press report, J. S. Hogg, formerly
governor of Texas, while attending
a feast of good things in that city,
felt so important and happy that
he declared himself in favor of Bry-
an for the next presidential nomi-
nee. Oh pshaw! Texas people,
who know the irrepressible Hogg,
understand that kind of thing; he
is ready to say or do almost any-
thing calculated to give himself
Jimmy is a native Texas product
—her own "rarra avis," "sui gen-
eris" and lots of other things too
numerous to mention.
Let us venture a little prediction.
There will be a hot time in the
coming democratic national conven.
tion, and, as a finale, a compromise
dark horse put on the track with
whom neither of the factions will
be greatly pleased. In that case
the result in November will not be
difficult to guess.
A Boy'a WIW Aid* For Life.
With family around expecting
him to die, and a son riding for life
18 miles, to get Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption Coughs
and Colds, W. H. Brown, of Lees-
ville, Ind., endured death's ago-
nies from asthma; but this wonder-
ful medicine gave instant relief and
soon cured him. He writes: "I
now sleep soundly every night."
Like marvelous cures of Consump-
tion, Bronchitis) Pneumonia, Colds,
Cough and Grip prove its matchless
merit for all Throat and Lung
troubles. Guaranteed bottles 50c
and $1.00. Ttial bottles free at
R, C. Hannah's drug store.
For first class board at $3.50 per
week, call on Mrs. W. M. Hardin.
One-half block north of Gladstone
Hotel. 33 tf
Tbhritobt of Oklahoma,
County of Greer.
IN THE PROBATE COURT.
Notice In hereby Riven that on the IT day of
February A. D. 1K04, M. E. Croslln filed In the
Probate Court of the County of Greer and Ter-
ritory of Oklahoma, a petition prajlng for Let-
ters of AdminUtraUon tn be Issued to her said
M. E. Croslln upon the rotate of J. E. Crpsbn
deceased, late of the County of Greer and
Territory of Oklahoma.
And, pursuant to an order of said Probate
Court, Tuesday the 8 day of March, A. D.
1804. at the hour of 10 o'olook a. m. of said date
that being a day of the regular
March term. A. D.. 1804, of said Probate
Court, has been appointed as the time
for hearing said application, when and
where any person latereated may contest
said petition by tiling written opposition there-
to on the gronnd of incompetency of the ap-
plicant, or may assert his own rights to the
administration and pray that letter* be issued
Witness T. P. Clay, Judge of the Probate
Court of the County of Greer, and the seal of
the Court afflzed, the lTday of February, A.D.,
1804. T. P. ClAy,
[seai.,] Probate Judge
33 3t. Garrett A Garrett, Attorneys.
to me directed as Sheriff of said county, i will,
at 2 o'clock p, IB on the 7th day of March 1804,
at Mangum O. T. in the county of Greer, Terri-
tory of Oklahoma, offer for sale At public auc-
tion the following described property, to-wlt:
Four bay mares branded 8UP on hip, one Dav
horse branded HUP on hip, one three year old
mule not branded, one two year old brown
horse not branded. Terms of sale ca&h. Tak-
en on said execution for j. C Glllllatil & Co.,
us the property of j. F, Dunn.
Dated 24th Boy February 1904.
34-2t Jaspku NfUSOK.
We Have [loved
To the store formerly occupied by R. L.
Waggoner, and solicit a continuance of your
TOILET ARTICLES at the the prices
we are offering will interest you. Call and see
We are headquarters for anything and ev-
erything in the Drug line. Our prescripeion de-
partment is second to none in the country.
R. C. HANNAH.
Notice to Creditors.
In the Matter of the Estate of George T.
Russell late of the town of Mangum, County of
Greer. Territory of Oklahoma, deceased.
All person having claims against said George
T. Russell deceased, are required to exhibit
the some, with the necessary vouchers to the
undersigned, duly appointed and qualified ad-
ministrator of the estate of said deceased, at
Mangum In the County of Greer and Territory
of Oklahoma, and that four months after the
first publloatlon of this notice has been limited
by order of the Probate Court of said Greer
County, as the time for creditors of said de-
ceased, to exhibit and present their claims
againat said estate.
Dated the 11th duy of February 1804.
O. H. Rrssxix.
FOR ALL KINDS OF
Notice is Hereby Given, that L, B. Moss has
this day filed in the offloe of the county clerk,
in snd for Greer oouuty Oklahoma Territory i
his petition asking that a license be granted i
him to sell at wholesale malt liquors on lot 1
block 13, ward. In the town of Erick In said'
county and territory.
If no protest be filed on or before the 10th
day of March 1804 said petition will be granted
and lioense Issued. S. E. Ecbolh.
34-tt County Clerk.
Mangum. O. T„ February 24th 1804.
No matter what you want to paint, you can get the best
and most economical paint if you see that it bears T^e
Every package backed by the reputation of
the largest paint makers in the world.
Ask us for color cards of these goods.
Wm. Cameron & Co.,
Francis Hack Line a-*--)
Leaves Daily 7 a. m , returns 5 SHINGLES, SASH, LUMBER, DOORS, BLINDS
BARBED WIRE AND NAILS.
p. m. Accommodation for Passen-
gers. - - Phone 199
J. S. ELKINS, Proprietor. Mangum,
THe boom Is Sure to Come
In Floyd and Hale Counties, Texas.
" I bad a terrible cold and could
hardly breathe. 1 then tried Ayer'a
Cherry Pectoral, and It gave me im-
V. C. Layton, SldeU, III.
How will your cough
be tonight? worse, prob-
ably. For it's first a cold,
then a cough, then bron-
chitis or pneumonia, and
at last consumption.
Coughs always tend
downward. Stop this
downward tendency by
taking Ayer's Cherry Pec-
TVmMsmi tic.. Ml
J. c. AY KK co., LowVl, Mm*.
WHY? Because we have the largest body of rich, level agricultural
land in any state or territory. All this vast body of land has, at a depth of from
15 to 200 feet, an inexhaustive supply of as fine water as the bubbling springs of
Arkansas. This South Plains is not a desert as many people think. We have
as fine and well improved homes on the Plains as you will find in the older states.
Almost every home on the Plains has beautiful groves of forest trees and fine
orchards and vineyards. I wish to state that we grow all kinds of cereals, such
as corn, maize, kaffir, wheat, oats and millet and I wish to call special attention
to our cotton crop. The boll weevil is not known in our county. In 1903 we
made an average of one-half bale per acre, and some made three-fourths bale per
acre. The only drawback is the absence of railroad facilities. I wish to say that
there are 2 or 3 railroads arranging the preliminaries to penetrate Floyd
and Hale counties. Now if you are interested in securing some of this fine rich,
cheap land, you will write or call on Geo. L. Allen, real estate and live stock
agent at Lockney, Floyd county, Texas. Though at present I am stopping 3
miles west and miles north of Granite, Oklahoma.
I wish to say to those who read this, that I came to Greer county in 1887 and
wish to refer as references to all of the old settlers of Greer county as to my
standing. I am in the land business for what I can make out of the business on
5 per cent commission. So when you buy from me, you know just what I am
making out of the deal. I understand from a reliable source that some of the
laud agents in Oklahoma have added as much as 50 per cent, to the owner's
price. This is detrimental to the general good of the country as well as to the
purchaser. I have quite a long list of Oklahoma lands situated in the following
counties: Greer, Kiowa and Washita, which represent some of the very best
bargains the county offers.
If you want to change your location, I want to sell your farm in Oklahoma
and locate you iu the grand old state of Texas, where there isn't any whiskey
shops or gambling detis to decoy your boys; where morality and religion reigns
supreme, also the best of schools. And about an average tax of $i.oo the $100.00
Now, brother sell your 160 or 320 acres of $20 laud that only makes you l/ bale
of cottou per acre and buy of Geo. L. Allen some of this fine land in Floyd or
Hale coutilies, Texas. Be sure and go to Floyd or Hale Co. and see for yourself
before you locate elsewhere. I can give yon prices and terms ou anything irom
a t'. wti lot to 10 sectious in a solid block. Write or call on me.
List Your Property with me.
GEO. L. ALLEN,
Granite, O. T. or Lochney, Texas.
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