The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 7, 1910 Page: 1 of 7
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The Altus Times.
Altus. Jackson County. Oklahoma. Thursday, Jy^7. 1910.
one last word
Government Demonstrator Asks
His Followers Not to Neg-
Mangum, Ok., .July 5.
I want to address one last word
through the columns of the Times
to the farmers of Greer, Harmon
and Jackson counties, and especial-
ly to my Demonstrators. It is too
late to give you any further warn-
ings about your corn. Those of
you who heeded what I told you
about preparing your land and
have cultivated shallow, still have
a chance to make some nubbins if
we get rain immediately, but those
who followed the old method of
wrapping up your corn laying it
by as you call it will not make
good shucks unless it rains this
week. Cotton however is not hurt
yet. We have right now as good
a prospect for cotton as we could
wish and if we continue to do our
part by it we can get along for
some time without much rain.
Remember last season was a
pretty severe test on cultivation
methods, and those who continued
cultivating their cotton regardless
of the dry weather made good'
crops, while those who let the dry
weather stop them made very little.
Don't stop the cultivator and wait
for rain. The reason our cotton
looks so well now is we have had
so little rain to hinder us we have
cultivated it better than common,
and with hardly any rain we have
a fine start. Then lets do our part
by keeping the cultivator going
regularly, plow every ten or twelve
days, oftener if you can, run the
sweeps flat keeping a dust about
two and one-half inches deep and
keep this up until the cotton be-
gins to open. If we should have
summer showers get in the fields as
soon as the ground is dry enough
and sfir the surface: rememberj
that deep plowing will cause your
cotton to shed its squares if dry, or |
will cause too rank growth of stalk
if wet seasons.
B. M. Jackson, Special Agent.
Baby Elizabeth Dead.
The death of Baby Elizabeth, the
little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.
B. Jeffrey, whose serious illness
has darkened the home for manv
weeks, occurred Saturday at 1 p.
m. All that professional skill and
loving care could effect hud been
done for the little ohe, whose brief
life of three mouths had been one
of suffering and wasting disease,
and with grief-stricken hearts the
parents yielded up their first-born
to the Heavenly Father, the mys-
teries of whose providence will one
day be revealed to many sorrowing
hearts. The funeral took place
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, at
the family residence on North Main
street, Rev. Robt. Hodgson officiat-
ing, after which the tiny, flower-
laden casket was carried to the city
cemetery for interment.
Married in Texas.
Miss Sue Hill, who taught in the
Altus public schools two years ago.
and was exceedingly popular in
society circles during her residence
here, was united in marriage on
June 30 to l)r. Cyrus Duncan Can-
trell. The ceremony took place at
the home of the bride's mother,
Mrs. Mary Elmore Hill, at New
Waverly, Texas. Cards received
bv friends in this city announce
that Dr. and Mrs. Cantrell will be
at home after July 7 i^iatcliff.
The best paints on earth is Sher-
win Williams. Sold by Geo. D.
they all had
a jolly time
here this week
Wichita Falls Times Describes
Visit of Oklahomans There
The visit of the Oklahomans to
this city Tuesday, June 28, proved
to be a thoroughly successful affair
and the program was carried out
without a hitch of any kind. A
crowd of tired but happy visitors
were on the train when it left for
the north late that evening. Fol-
lowing the speeches and motor boat
ride at the lake, they were brought
buck to town and taken for an au-
tomobile ride, starting from the
city hall at o'clock. Forty or
fifty machines were on hand to
take care of the visitors and the
latter were taken over the city and
shown all points of interest.
At a late hour it was decided that
the occasion was not complete with-
out a lmdger fight, and one was
hastily arranged. A ferocious spec-
imen of this animal was placed un-
der a box on a lot across the street
from the city hall, where a large
crowd gathered to witness the af-
fray. The standard odds of five to
one on the badger were taken so
freely that it was with difficulty
that a disinterested party could be
found to pull the animal from its
hiding place, but this was finally
done with results that made the
crowd happy. The identity of the
young man who persuaded the
badger out could not be learned.
If there were any of the excur
sionists who did not enjoy them
selves they kept that fact very much
to themselves. Most of them were
loud in their praise of Wichita
Falls and in expressing their ap-
preciation of her hospitality.—
Wichita Falls Daily Times.
Empire Manager Prevails on the
Popular Company to Re-
main Another Week.
When the curtaiu announcement
was made Saturduy night at the
Empire theater that the Hollings-
worth Twins Co. had been pre-
vailed on to remain over another
week it brought joy to the packed
air dome, as was evidenced by the
hearty encore. This company
made good all last week, and are
likewise pleasing the patrons of
the Empire Air Dome this week.
The bills are particularly notice-
able by their cleanness in charac-
ter—no language being allowed, or
jokes tolerated, that would offend
any sensitive person. The man-
agement, who always tries his best
to please his patrons, is to be con-
gratulated on securing this popu-
lar attraction for this week. It
furnishes the people of Altus a place
of amusement these hot nights that
should be duly appreciated. H. H.
Franklin, owner of the company,
will open next week at Paducah,
Texas, and the Times trusts that
he will be accorded a liberal pat-
.1. P. Goodman of Altus was
here last Saturday on business.
He was returning to his home from
Paducah, Texas, where a new fur-
niture store has recently been
established. This is the fourth
store under the direction of the
Goodman-Floyd Furniture Co. Mr.
Groom, manager of the store at
ithis place, went over to visit Mr.
Goodman and talk over the crops.
The Merchants Cafe, Jones &
Spears proprietors,opene.l its doors
to the public Monday, July 4, and
is now enjoying a liberal patron-
age. A feature of this resort is
the private dining compartments
for families or parties of young
people. The furnishings are all
new and modern, and the menu
<talls for everything in season. Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Taylor are in
charge, and that of itself is a suffi-
cient guarantee that the patrons of
the Merchants Cafe will be properly
on the map?
Our Cut Prices are Attracting
Buyers Here in Great Numbers
It's hard to stay away from such price inducements. If you want to see pleased
crowds—if you want to be pleased yourself, Come; join the happy throng, attending
our Great Sale.
Every buyer leaves our store with considerable more than he expected for his
money; and most of them come again. The redudions we are making on Clothing
are magnetic. We have reserved nothing, everything goes at a reduced price. Many
lots of clothing we are selling at 50 per cent discount.
Any $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50 Hat in the house at 33 1-3 per d. discount
Mr. A. W. Chappell guessed the nearest length of the string, his
guess was 1097a and the string wa> 1095 feet and 1 inch long; he
was awarded the $20 suit for making the nearest guess.
THIS STORE IS THE HOME OF HART SCHAFFNER & MARX CLOTHES
THE STORE THAT SATISFIES
Berth Fares Are Reduced.
Reduced rates on Pullman ear
berths went into effect July 1, in
several sections of the country.
The reduction is due to the recent
order of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, which also refused an
application from the Pullman Car
Company to postpone the date for
putting the reduced rates into ef-
In a number of cases the com-
mission found that the rate of the
company for the lower berths was
not excessive, but in every instance
the practice of the company in
charging the same • for the upper
berth has been frowned upon, and
a much lower price has been order-
ed to be put into effect. •
bonds in europe
Money Now In Sight to Com-
plete the Line San Angelo
to Del Rio.
New York, July ">.—Cable ad-
vices received here today from
London announce the sale on the
London market of five million dol-
lars in mortgage, fifty year gold
4 per cent bonds of the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient railroad.
The. sale was transacted by Arthur
E. Stillwell, president of the toad,
and Edward Dickinson, vice presi-
dent and general manager. A syn-
dicate of prominent English bro-
kers purchased the bonds. Mr.
Stillwell says the sale will result in
the completion of the extension of
the line from San Angelo to Del
Rio, linking the southern end of
line with the National Mexican
railway. This will give direct
lionnection from Kansas City to
dont write in-
In Base Ball Parlance, Nit!
Altus Fans Are Sore Over
Where is Childress, (Tex.) is a
question that is being passed from
one to another among the local
base ball fans. Maps of great
antiquity and maps of today have
been diligently scrutinized in a
vain effort to locate the hamlet
from which the base ball aggrega-
tion hailed that butted in on the
Altus diamond for three games
last week. The locals took them
into camp for three straights, not,
allowing them to "show" at Sun-
day's game. The feature of the
series of games was pulled off Sun-
day by Sheriff Hensley, who at the
instigation of County Attorney
Dillard, appeared on the scene and
placed Manager Sid Heatley and
18 ball players under bond for
working on Sunday.
The players were arrested on
warrants issued out of Justice
Hankins court, the information be-
ing signed by Sheriff Hensley, with
County Attorney Dillard as the
"motive power." Behind him are
the church people of the town, and
opponents of Sunday baseball in
various parts of the county. Each
player was required to give bond in
the sum of $10 for his appearance
before Justice Hankins at such
time as he shall be ready to hear
Justice Hankins says that he
does not believe he will hear the
case until after the primaries in
August, by which time the base
ball season will practically be over.
It is not believed that the officers
are anxious to get it over before
the primary, as the results of the
case might have considerable bear-
ing on the result of certain nomin-
ations. The baseball fans say they
will tight the case to the highest
The fans also contend that they
have not received a square deal,
and cite the fact that the Chautau-
qua assembly charged admission,
was given by paid performers all
day Sunday, but that they were
not molested in any way. They
believe that what is sauce for the
goose ought to be sauce for the
drowned at blair
And Then Attempt to Mail
Them As Second Class
Word has been received at the
local post office that the fine for
writing in packages has been in-
creased by the government. Here-
tofore there was a penalty of $10
for any one who committed the
offense. Then it was only neces-
sary to hunt out the offender and
if he acknowledged the mistake,
make him pay $10. Then the
post office inspector could attend
to that. Now the fine has been in-
creased to $100 and has become a
statute. In case of an offense under
that law it is necessary to bring
the offender up before the court
and the case is heard.
If he is found guilty, the judge
may impose a fine as great as $100
and not less than $10. Packages
are included in all third and fourth
Home For Oklahoma Press.
The Oklahoma State Press As-
sociation may own its home within
a year. Plans are being made to
obtain a site in Medicine Park, a
summer resort in the Wichita
mountains near Lawton. The com-
pany controlling the park is willing
to give a site and probably erect
permanent quarters for the asso-
ciation . which in turn will hold its
annual meeting there.
Embroidery to order, also stamp-
ing done. Towel ends, sheets.
| pillow slips, and table linens. Em-
broidery silks and cottons for sale.
Mrs. Elbert C. Perry. Phone 410.
Taken With Cramps He Went
Down In View of Small
Sinking within plain sight of his
two companions who were power-
less to either go to his aid or send
help, Glenn Hammock, aged 26
years, a popular young farmer liv-
ing near Blair, was drowned at 4
p. m. Saturday in a deep hole in
North Fork near Settles' mountain
There was no one else near by, so
the boys came to Blair and gave
the alarm. A rescue party was
quickly organized, and afte^ drag-
ging the river for several hours,
Lee Winters dived "to the bottom
of the hole and brought the body
to the surface. Hammock, with
two boys aged 12 and 14, went to
the hole in North Fork Saturday
to bathe. A rise in the river had
greatly increased the depth of the
hole, and Hammock pulled off his
clothes, dived, and swam to the op-
posite bank. He called to his com-
panions to come on, and remarked
that he was going to swim bick.
He started across, but had gone
scarcely half way when he threw
up his hands, shouted for help,
and sank from sight. He went
like a shot to the bottom of the
hole, aud as he did not come np
his companions, becoming alanned.
went to Blair with the news.
Hammock was a well known
young farmer, and leaves a wife
and child. He came here about
four years ago, antl married Miss
Mary, s daughter of Lee Wornack
of the Martha community. His
brother, Will Hammock arrived
from Quitman, Ark.. Tuesday to
attend the funeral. wHch was bold
at the M. E. church nt Blair
Wednesday afterr a, Re- Haw-
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