Mangum Weekly Star. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 15, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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SHELBY AND QUAN-
manners and dress
Mangum Weekly Star
—THOMAS Jtfft. RSON
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Six Months 50
D. WARD KINO AND C. OF C. COM-
MITTEE ARE DELIGHTED WITH
WORK—<MANY MILE LOO DRAG-
D. Ward King, of Missouri, who la
the originator of the split-log dra#.
and the members of the wagon roada
committee of the Chamber of Com-
suerce, returned to the city last night
After a three day's trip of inspection
over the roads of the county, tifty-two
And a half miles of which have been
Sragged by entries in the contest con-
ducted by the committee named.
There were thirty entries, and every
one of the stretches o froad lies there
smooth and hard to testify stronger
than can words to the efficiency of the
•plit-log drag. Mr. King and the
committee found that there are four
times as many miles of dragged road
»• are entered in the contest, many
farmers having sufficient pride anu
public spirit to do the work without
the outside encouragement.
Whole Country Aroused.
Mr. King and the members of the
committee who accompanied him
found an even greater entnusiasm
than they had anticipated. The spirit
U also much more general than was
espected, hardly a township being
round in which substantial work has
not been done on the roads with the
•pllt drag. The contest engineered by
the (Camber of Commerce committee
has done much to arouse and augment
thla spirit of progress among the farm-
ers, and it is probable that another
will be held this year. In several lo-
calities there is a demand for a road
meeting to discuss a county plan of
improvement. It is probable that the
Chamber of Commerce will respond to
these demands and help in the move-
ment toward a united action.
Editor Star; At each fourth of July
celebration *e hear the reading of our
"Declaration of Independence"— the
product of Jefferson'* mind and hand;
and, at leaat, in each «ucces»ive Na-
tional political contest we bear or
read more or leaa of his views on
aotne of the issues Involved. Some-
times, too. we hear or read of how. in
plain clothes and without escort, he
went to Washington In 1U01 and enter-
ed upon his unostentatioua and uncere-
monious life aa third President of our
country; but we seldom have our at-
tention directed to the general elect
of nla democratic and "aimple life"
ideas and habita upon the dreaa and
manners of the country at large. Jef-
ferson was a "patrician" by birth, but,
like Pericles, at Athens, and Julius
Caesar, at Home, re alined himself
from the beginning with the "plebeen
party;'' and in 176#, at the age of 26.
when he entered upon public life as a
member of the Virginia Houae of
Burgesses, he formed the resolution,
to quote his own language, "never to
engage, while in public office. In any
kind of enterprise for the Improve-
ment of my fortunes, nor wear any
other character than that of a farm-
er," which reaolutlon he kept well.
When he became president trousers
took the place of knee-breeches, and
"the old courtliness gave way to a
freedom of manners that could not
fall to shock the old aristocracy;"
and John Eaten Cooke, in his history
of the people of Virginia, gives the ef-
fect of his views and example In that
state as follows:
"After the year 1800 Virginia grad-
ually assured a new physiognomy.
Ureas and manners underwent a
change. The aristocratic planter of
the eighteenth century, with his pow-
der and silk stockings, gave place to
the democratic citizen, with his plain
clothes and plain manners. The -ueo-
ries of Jefferson, who received the
name of the 'Apostle of Democracy,"
were adopted as the rule of society,
and pervaded the entire community.
Class distinctions were ignored as a
remnant of social superstition. The
country was disposed to laugh even
at the manners of the first administra-
tion, when President Washington re-
ceived Congress, standing grandly in
full court costume, sword at side, of-
fering no one his hand, and never
relaxing from his august dignity. The
people much preferred Jefferson, the
head of ttoe new order of things, who
was familiar with everyone, tied his
shoes with a leathern string, rode to
the capitol without an escort, and
would not allow himself to be address-
ed as 'Your Excellency' or even as
'Honorable'. Democratic equality had
become the watch-word, and controll-
ed society; a brusque address had tak-
en the place of the old ceremonious
courtesy; and the stateWights party
in Virginia, as elsawhere, seemed to
have tJM>rn, not only political but so-
cial 'antagonism to the old Federal
party. Many of the descendants of
the former planters continued to cling
It would have suited our comfort
far better had tbo»e meddleaomt- vol-
canoes waited until Christmas to havr
turned loose all that pent up beat
which tney of late b«v* been emitting.
Instead of building fires in the stove
now to cook a m«?al you have got to
place a piece of lie in the fire box to
bring the heat of your stove down to
the proper temperature.
We have reached that weather con-
dition at laat where all the clothing
it takes is a collar Dutton to keep
The City of Whitewrlght in north
Texas, recently suffered a million dol-
lar loas by fire. Nearly the whole town
The neat has become so Intensely
oppressive during the last few days
that, like the darkness of Egypt, you
can actually feel it.
With your permission we would be
pleased to remove our coat and collar.
O LODGE DIRECTORY O
A. F. A A. M, Mangum Lndps No. 61.
meets every first and third Saturday
nights In each month, at Jackson A
FLOYD McNEILL, W. M.
A. C CRAVEY, Secretary.
Mr. King was delighted with the ^
Camp Point Washboard. To the un- ^Yhe^pVstT and lament the change
initiated it may be well to explain whlnh had taken place; but it was
- - - .„*e11 ° nf which had taken place; but it was
that the "washboard is a series of eyen by these> that the old re-
alyteen high steephUls. a few miles gJme had passed away never to te-
east of Camp Point, in this county
These hills are on the hog back order,
of the style that makes It necessary
to set the brake to hold a vehicle on
the crown. '
Now be it known tnat the road drag-
gers of Camp Point have used their
split-log drags on the washboard until
it is perfectly safe to run a motor at
top speed over the sixteen hills. The
sensation s similar to that which one
must experience when pushed ofT a
precipice. The uninitiated members
of the committee afforded great amuse-
ment for their more seasoned compan-
ions by their gasps of terror and by
the manner in which they held on to
the mchine with both hands.
iMr. King was taken over the wash-
board three times. — Quincy (111.)
Whig, June 3rd, 1911.
ROADS OF FIRST IMPORTANCE.
It has been figured out pretty close-
ly by good roads experts that about
$100,000,000 will be spent during the
present season on the public roads of
the country. This will be something
like $ 1.000,000 per day during the road
working season. This gives a person
some idea of the immensity of the
work being done throughout United
States. In counties in Oklahoma and
in many counties in other states
heavy bond issues are being made to
obtain the proper means with which
to carry on the all important road
work. Towns everywhere have come
to realize that their future is almost
entirely dependent upon the public
road conditions in their trade terri-
tory. There is nothing that beats a
good road as a trade getter for a town,
and with this knowledge towns are at-
tempting to outrival their competitors
by giving closer attention to the wag-
on roads. And the town that ignores
this fact is just as surely to fall be-
hind, and finally drop clear out of the
running, as the town that acts upon
this knowledge is sure of forging to
And this does not necessarily mean
that the towns are to furnish all the
means of improvement either. Such
a policy would be wrong and the
farmers do not expect it. But the
towns, having a more general survey
of the conditions all over the county,
they should take the lead and plan
and co-operate with the road overseers
isistsnce and cooperation poasl- co
ould be give-
turn." * „ ,
The words "never to return in the
last line of the above quotation may
be true, as I hope they are; but this Is
not certain; and occasionally we see
appearances of a tendency in "dress
and manners" so offensive to Jeffer-
sonian ideals that a bare refenrence
to them should suffice as an apology,
if any is needed, for offering the quo-
tation for publication.
CHAS. M. i'hACKER.
ROYAL ARCH MASONS, No. 36, meet
1st Thursday in each month.
T. J. DODSON, H. P.
B. P. O. E., Mangum Lodge No. 1169,
meets every 2nd and 4th Friday
nights In each month, at Elk's Club
rooms. Visiting Elks WELCOME.
PERCY CORNELIUS, Ex. Ruler.
R. W. BURCHER, Secretary.
I O. O. F., Mangum Lodge No. 50,
meets every Monday night.
GEO. W. SIMS, N. G.
ED S. EMPIE, Secretary.
BROTHERHOOD OF AMERICAN
YOEMEN, meets second and fourth
Friday nights in each month at W. O.
A. K. VEACH, H. F.
CHAS. A. SESSIONS, Correspondent.
KNIGHT8 OF PYTHIAS, meets every
H. D. McKNJGhi, C. C.
Jl T. JOHNSON, Kof R.
MEMBERS OF THESE FAMOUS
TO HOLD RE UNION.
At Clarendon June 21—Homes and en-
As previously announced there Is
to be a reunion of the surviving con-
lederate soldiers of Shelby and Quan-
trell's divisions, at Clarendon on Wed-
nesday, June 21st, 1911, and I urge
every member of these famou* com-
mands that possibly can to be present
at this reunion.
God homes and entertainment pro-
vided for all who will attend. One of
the features will be providing gentle
horses and mounting all and taking a
ride together to remind us of the days
when we, as strong young men, under
the leadership of these two daring
heroes risked our lives In many bloody
battles In defense of what we believed
to be the right.
While at the reunion I saw many of
my former comrades ol these com-
mands who assured me that they
would be here June 21st and urged me
to reach every member whose address
I could secure and urge them to be
here. Among them were "High"
George, a commanding officer of
Quantrell, who said he hoped to meet
Tuck Hill here an donee more ride by
bis side. "Tuck" Hill was as brave a
man as ever wore a confederate uni-
form. Others who assured me that
they would be here were Hix George,
Will Fisher, Marion Webb, Henry
Kerbrick and L. J. Brown all of Oak
Grove, Missouri; Warren Welsh, Inde-
pendence, (Missouri; Jim Campbeu,
Pleasant Hill, Missouri, and J. L. Wat-
son, Paris, Texas, and others, and
these Join me in urging every living
member o fthese commands to be
present that possibly can.
Come. A good home and a loyal
welcome by the people of Clarendon
and a good time reunltnlng with your
comrades of the past awaits all who
Write me at once and tell me that
you are coming and give me the ad-
dress of any of the members that you
think would come that I may write
tnem and urge them to be present.
I would be glad for papers to give
notice o fthe time and place of our
R. S. itlMBERLlN.
W. O. W., Mangum Camp No. 110,
meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday
nights in each month.
ED S. EMPIE, Clerk.
after you take Dr. King's New Life
Pills, and you'lljquickly enjoy their,
fine results. Constipation and Indi-
gestion vanish and fine appetite re-
turns. They regulate stomach, liver (
and bowels and impart new strength
and energy to the whole system. Try
them. Only 25c at R. C. Hannah's.
M. W. A. meets every Wednesday
night. H. H. WYMAN, Counsel.
E. V. SMITH, Secretary.
Fourth o' July talk is becoming ram
pant in different localities all over the
state. Is Mangum going to have a
Fourth or not? Are we going to allow . —
all our friends and neig-uors to catch SUNFLOWER GROVE No. 11, meets
- „/ tKa nf the. fourth 9nil and 1th Thiiriulavs. 2:30 D. m.. at
whatever of the spirit of the fourth
they can, or will we proceed 10 dish
up a quality here in Mangum that will
be exurberating and joyous *o all that
will imbibe? The Chautauqua will pos-
sibly give us all the entertainment we
will need to carry us over the fourth
bu. how about ti.e people living out of
Governor uoodrow Wilson of New
Jersey, the some-Wonder of modern
politics, is charged by Representative
Dalzeil, of Pennsylvania, with having
his going apparatus on backward.
Whether he is going backward or for-
ward only the future can tell, but that
he is doing some "going" no one will
China wants twelve million plunks
(iMex) for the slaughter of a bunch of
her celestial pig tails at the City of
Toreon a few weeks ago. This snug
sum wiil draw pretty heavy on Ma-
dero's pile, it seems to us from this
Better look in the morning when
you get up and maybe you will find
a "postal bank" set up in the corner
of your front yaru. These postal
banks ,seem to be getting very popular
these days—with the postmaster gen-
President and Mrs. Taft are send-
ing out four thousand invitations to
the reception which they will give at
the White House June 19th In honor
of the twenty-firth anniversary of their
marriage. Have you got yours?
A convicted embexxler of Ohio re-
and co-operate wnn me ri»u uinwri» A cohvh-wm
and farmers of the county In that to- recently appeared upon the witness
gether they can accomplish far great- -•—* «- in ki, mnvict rarb. His
gether they can accompnsn iar gresi- 8tand in court In his convict garb. Hie
er results than can be accomplished evidence must have been variously
by each community, each road district colored.
and each overseer working lndepend- x
ently and alone. This broad plan Madero seems to have a clear field
should be worked out In the town and u th«. presidential candidate in Mexl-
.•I rwu mil riwiMTltldD DOSSl- Ttvo al*rltnn will not occur hOW-
iu. The election will not occur how
e *nouiu ut- iitvb. ever until October and many things
Still a better plan to our mind would can happen by that time.
be for the county commissioners to X
all all the road overseers of the |f yOU expect to attend the l oroa.-
ounty In convention in Mangum for Ikon Gj King George which is to be
in all days •esrtoo, or two days see- Duji<*d 0g to s dav or two you had bet
•on if needful, and go over the entire!,
ORDER EASTERN STAR, meets ev-
every 2nd and 4th Thursday nights ut
MRS. R. L. BURDEN, W. M.
W. R. LeCOMPTE, W. P.
BANNER REBEKAH LODGE No. 59,
meets 1st and 3rd Friday nights In
each month at W. O. W. Hall.
JOEBNNIE RANDELL, N. G.
LUCY McNEILL, Secretary.
2nd and 4th Thursdays, 2:30 p. m., at
W. O. W. Hall.
PEARL TOiMME, Gdn.
MAGGIE BRADSHAW, Clerk.
If you want to sell, finu, rent, or
trade anything, advertise in the Man-
gum Daily Star Want Ad column*
John H. Tomme
Notary Public—at City Hall
Mayor ~ . .B. L. TISINGER
Clerk R- A. SMITH
Police Judge J. M. BERRYMAN
City Attorney PEiRCY POWERS
City Treasurer FRANK GEYER
Chief police J. L. LYON
Assistant Chief Police N. L. COX
Ward No. 1—
FRED C. SWITZER.
A. B. CARLOSS.
Ward No. 2—
L. J. ELLIOTT.
J. H. SIMPSON.
Ward No. 3—
T. S. DeARMAN.
W. I. LOWE.
Ward No. 4—
T. N. SLA TON.
E. D. AULD.
i aiready start
form concerted action
Ml whereby each ton
ship weuid not only be working to Re
own best interest bat also to the best
lat«r»R of each Other.
oal StneM of things Is agnln|
the fact that there Is no
| atate campaign am this summer to add
what we are now called
License No. 349
Night phone (or Undertaker
' j state ess
>J its heat
i open to
l-OR SALE OR TRAD®— 1 choice
residences, close la; will sell pert on
time or trade for farm property. See
Work Will Soon Start
THE twine that Binds and is
bound to stay. Poor twine is
false economy; the loss of time and
gain will pay the whole bill and
So we sell only good twine, not because it
pays a bigger profit but because it pays you
to use that kind. We sell DEERING
PURE SISAL TWINE.
a Dreadful Wound
from a knife, gun, tin can, rusty nail,
fireworks, or any other nature, de-
mands prompt tjfeatmei>t with .Bupk-
len's'Arnica Salve to prevent b ood
poison or gangrene. Its the quickest
surest healer for all such wajmds as
also for Burns, Bolls, Sores, Skin
Eruptions, Eczema, Chapped Hands,
Corns, or Piles. 25c at R. C. Han-
There Is one medicine that even
family should be provided with andj
especially during the summer months;;
viz, Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea .Remedy. It is almost cer-
tainheeded. It costs, but a quar i
ter. Can you afford to be without it!j
For sale by All Dealers.
See W. H. Dickey for fire, life, andj
How About That New
You are going to
buy this Summer
Are you going
• BEFORE YOU BUY •
If you do you will be wise because THE
ANCHOR BALL BEARING will give you
service that you cannot get in other makes.
1-3 l ighter Draft-No Grease-Let Us Show You
Snow Grocery Co.
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