The McAlester Messenger. (M'Alester, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1904 Page: 2 of 4
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The McAlester Messenger.
Published Every Friday By
B. W. & C. M. EDOELL.
H. W. Kimm.'., BAMor Aod Hunlne" Manak*r
Knt«ra<l at the poat o«c« at McAlssUr, !. T,
■■ MK«W>d claaa mall ■•It**-
Friday, June 10, 1904.
&00K Li AM HI MO VS. COMMON SENSE.
Many practical people gain an In-
dependent comptency cultlYatlng the
aoll wblle the theorist* are experi-
menting to ftnd the kind of crops beat
adapted to certain soils. A ersxe for
book learning ha* taken po*se*slon of
many people, and in a aingle genera-
tion It ha« almost filled the world with
educated failure*. The farmer who
haa never gone further into science
than to learn that when there ia rain
there la no drouth, and when there I#
a drouth there lane *ain. ii industrious
and possessed of common *en*e, will
accumulate a good farm and a com-
fortable home by hi* labor* while the
"nolentlflc," or book farmer la "goiug
In the hok> every yoar by fooling
away hia time in analysing the soil, in
insect atudy, observing the habits of
birds, etc. Every peraon should be
taught to spell, read, write, a fair
knowledge of grammar and to figure
M far as the first four rules In mathe-
matloa. Beyond this it Is unnecessa
ry for many to go, for that Is about all
that more than nlne-tonths of people
will ever need for badness profit,
intalleotual enjoyment or social
poaltlon. All who develop a talent
and a "hungerliig and thirsting" for
more ihould be Incouraged and given
op|Kirtunlty to fill up to their capacity
It la one of the evlla of the present
evil age to auppoae that It ia necessary
to keep a ohlld In school ten months
out of Ihe year from the time It Is six
or eight until it ia eighteen or twenty
years of age. Blx months out of
twelve la enough to go to: hool, and
the balauoe of the time should be
given for recreation and the learning
of one or more Unea of useful employ-
ment, muaic or other accomplishment.
This Is an age of spoiled ohlldhood and
youth, and our falae educational aya
tem la In great meaaure responsible
for the evil. Instead of being a bleaa
ing It Is acurae to the raoe. We see it
even In the blacks. Take a negro boy
away from the uaeful employment of
the farm and put him through a few
10 monthc terms of aohool and In about
ninety-nine oaaaa ovt of a hundred he
will oome out with auch stuck up Idea*
that he will disdain houest labor and
uaeful employment In any Industrial
line aod the little wits he has he will
employ In an endeavor to make a liv
ing without manual labor. His high
eat ambltiou will be to wear a long
tall ooat, fashionable trouaera. spec
kled vest, low out patent leather shoes
and fancy colored lyle thread socks,
and all aet off with a gorgeous array
of flaak Jewelry. And In this he Is on
ly aping the whites. Of <x>ai«8 this
aort of thing la all right for the profes
alonal aohool teacher or tax oollector
but our eduoational system should not
be ron altogether in their Interest*
and without regard to the tax payer
and the welfare of the rising genera
'In the midat of lite we are in
The rains of the last two
weeks have doae as mooh damage to
crops mm) gardena aa could be expect
ed from a very aerioua drouth.
A gang of strike breaker* brought
In to take the place of union miners
were dynamited at Independence,
Colorado, Monday and twelve were
inatantly killed and a number of oth-
er* have since died of their injuries.
This latest act of violence haa given
new Impetus to the reign of terror
that haa existed in that district for
some month* paat, and *eema to have
released all pent-up hatred that haa for
a long time been brewing among both
parties to the controversy and the
trouble between union labor and un-
ion capital In Colorado haa reached
an acute stage and these forces are
engaged In a bitter conflict each for
mastery over the other. A state of
anarchy exists there, and murder is
committed by the wholesale. Intense
hatred exista between the oppas' .<
forces and both sldps stand rend(
any emergency. Unless all sip v-
misleading this counfry is no* « » '
as ripe for a general upheaw ... a •
revolution aa it waa In the latter '60 ;
Conceaalona might have averted it
then, and oonoeasions may avert It
now. We shall see.
Main Street, McAlester, I. T.
Elegant Cafe Serviced Short Ordets^
Fish, Game and Oysters in Season
The inly up-to-"right now" place In town
to get a first-class meal or a good lunch
Choice Confections On Hand
A Full Ltne of Choice Cigars and Tobaccos
Write W. W. Kimball, Chicago, and
ask him If bis goods are sold direct to
P. A, DOYLE.
At Springer* a Drug Store.
McAlester. lnd- Terr
WHEN YOU TRAVEL
SELECT A RAILWAY A«
VOO OO YOUR CLOTHES.
(Missouri. kansas a texas railway.>
Sauuts MMttH Csmdsat TrUsa,
THE "KATY FLYER" AMD
KATY DINING STATIONS
Null. MHsrati ia Mm.
KismpuMl Is QmWi w* Urilea.
On June 12th the M. K. & T. B'y
will inaugurate a faat through •ervlce
between its northern terminal*. »t.
Louis and Kansas City, and Oklaho
ma City and Guthrie, Ok. The flnejjt
Pullman a tee per* and chair cars will
be In operation on both ilnea. Leav
inir Ht. L/ouis at 8:32 p. m. on tho Katy
Flyer, (luthrle and Oklahoma City are
reached the following afternoon.
Between Kansaa Clly and theae pros-
perous towns It is a pleasant nlght'a
•- |n each direction. For some-
thing new in printed
C. P. <UT. A. Katy,
St. Louis, Mo.
TIME OF TRAINS.
McAlester, I. T
THE RIGHT TRAINS BETWEEN
ST LOUIS HOUSTON
KANSAS CITY FORT WORTH
JUNCTION CITY SAN ANTONIO
OK*HO#!A CITY GALVESTON
in the north in TEXAS
Awn All points heyond
No. f, Eipmi d*lljr T:« P. M
No. S. "Eaty Klyrr," atopa»« _
important point* only .felly t:S* P. M
No. *, mill and Riprwa dally 4:» A. M
No. W local •*. Eua 7:S8 a.M.
a.«s a. m
, ., Kiprw .. .
#, '-Katy P1y«n,"
si important point* daily l:|S P M
. a, lull a KxprMS.d*ily UK* A M
ei.ftna. 7.0* AM
Boots and Shoes
MADE TO ORDER
\7. B. FEARS, j
5 ftc A LESTER, - • IND. TER.
DR. F. E. ROBERTS.
Teeth Extracted Without Pain.
| Jonea Building, South McAlester, I. T.
DR. J. C. COLLIER,
K E 5ID E N T DENTIST,
Office in Elk Hotel.
B. F. COOK. *
Coffins, Caskets, Haras-
North Main Stmt McAlt'.tir, In1 Ter
completely and coisportablt
serve western Missouri
and eastern ransasto
the principal cities
RECLINIM CNAII MM.
trains lighted and
ventilated my electricity.
In the United State* Commissioners
Court In the Indian Territory, Central
Diatrtct, South McAlester:
J. W. Hudlow, Plaintiff.
Wm. BenneUt Defendant.
The defendant, Wm. Bennett, i* I
warned to appear In thia Court In I
thirty daya and answer the complaint
of tha plaintiff, J. W. Hudlow.
Witness my hand thia 11 day of May
Allen WrtgM. V. 8. Oomwlssloner.
Arnote A Eubanks, Attorneys
C. B. Williams, Attorney for non-
The Messenger; one dollar per year.
The Direct Route tc the
BROWN, BKOOKS PORT,
Attorney-at-Law. attorney at Law.
Practices In all the courts. Real estate South McAlester, I. T.
Notary public in offloe. | 0®es 1»
McAlester, Ind. Ter. Grand Loader.
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Edgell, B. Wilson. The McAlester Messenger. (M'Alester, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, June 10, 1904, newspaper, June 10, 1904; McAlester, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc284443/m1/2/: accessed June 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.