The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 26, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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THE JOHNSON HOW. 4 IMP. CO. GNB AWAY A FINE "CHARTER OAK" COOK SfOVE FREE ON MONDAY, NOV. ASK FOR TICKETS.
Young Man, Save Your Money!
cure" should wly learn to lay by a small portion of his earnings.
Start a Bank
Start it no.v If yni have
l->ll.ir you can
in* from tlu* 4.«-»»>Ui'. *
,1 | |r -tirt with it
iV.nihi< uro.v! It will
(i 11>,v, .nut it won't t.ike
j,,i.^ iiiul if y»'ii conscient-
iously add every dollar
v o u d.>a't absolutely
iit-ed. instead of spend-
ing; it, perhaps foolishly.
encoura^s young people
to save tlitir money, and
' offers them an absolutely
_ safe, reliable investment.
We accept deposits from «l up, and sive them the same careful conscientious ba?ke"by
r'ndM™r.hV„dlS » * SU'P,US und-
vided profits of 140,000.
WE SOLICIT YOUR ACCOUNT!
The First National Bank.
THE BIG FAIR IS OYER.
| Altus Receives and Entertains Thousands of Vis-
itors During the Festivities of the Week,
Which Were Enjoyed by All.
INSTITUTE HELD INTERESTING SESSIONS!
Exhibits in Various Departments Were Very
Good For The First Fair Ever Held
In The County, and Will
Be Better Next Time.
The First Annual Greer C«.uuty , etnbles, fruit* and about, u dozen
MAKE YOUR APPLICATION TO j
HORACE W. SHEPARD
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER
| FOR ALTUS, OKLA.
& Save yourself the aunoyauce and expense of a special trip,
© perhaps several of them, to Mangum. You can prove up
O before me just as well as at the land office, and save con-
fS siderable time into the bargain. Special attention paid to
© this branch of Federal business. Office with
THE ALTUS TIMES,-
UPSTAIRS, HAGEN BLDG.
NORTH SIDE SQUARE-
To California For
Relatively low rates to
TicKeti on tale d»Uy
until Oct. 31st.
F. E. Clark, D. P. A.,
. Wichita, Kan.
C. D. Harrington, Agt.
THE MI SOUBI PACIFIC RAILWAY
THE FAVORITE ROUTE BETWEEN
KANSAS CITY AND ST. LOUIS
SIX TRAINS DAILY EACH DIRECTION.
Time aud Service Unsurpassed—Observation Cafe Dining
Cars ou the day trains.
Finest Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars 011 the night trains.
Ask- your agent to route you via
THE MISSOURI PACIFIC
^''"Kansas City and St. Louis
Kansas City and Omaha
Kansas City and Hot Springs. Ark.
Kansas City and The Southwest.
For further information write the undersigned
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Fitir and Farmers' Iunti 1 tit« is
over. The crowds #ru gone, the
exhibit building* nr« bare and
dust covered, and the hoarae
whistle of the merry-go-round ia
hushed. The streets of the publio
square have once more taken on
their wonted business appearance,
aud the immense jam of people
uuder the awuiugj of the north,
south aud east sideB have given
place to the normal traffic of
everyday life. The small boy,
with his various noiso-makiug in-
struments of torture aud his
shrill, high-pitched voice, is
heard no more. The hoarse bray-
ing of the prue donkey, which for
two long days aud nights racked
the nerves aud strained the tem-
per of the populace with bis de-
moniac "he-haw," has been led
away at the end of a haltar, back
to his native heath. The voice
of the spieler is heArd 110 more
the blare of the brass baud is
stilled, the hew-gag and the tom-
tom, and even the discordaut
[musical (?) instruments of the
I blind beggar aud the carousal
have ceased trom troubling, and
the tired merchant aud his extra
force of salesmen, worn to a fraz-
zle aud tired clear dowu to their
bcot-heels, are "darn glad of it."
In a great many respects the
fair was a success, and the enter-
prising citizens of Altus, who
worked so hard aud against so
many obstacles for its success,
have uothiug with which to re-
proach themselves. .Though not
the success it might have beeu
with more united management,
the fair reflects great credit ou
men who were uever before asso-
ciated with such au enterprise,
and whose mistakes arose solely
jars of preserved fruits commut-
ed the entire exhibit. I* it any
wonder this part of the fair was a
failure, when the farmers, the
very meu for whom it waa ar-
ranged, took no more iuterest in
it thau that? Hardly.
Iu several other departments,
however, the fair was right up to
what it should have beeu. The
women folks worked hard to make
their eud the best possible, and
they succeeded admirably. The
exhibit was very creditable, aud
had there been sufficient room to
display it properly, would have
made a far better showing than
it did. A large number of pieces
of flue needle work were shown,
aud as the dust of this couutry is
not conducive to the best appear-
ance of delicate fabrics, these
had to be kept in show cases,
which necessarily crowded them
much. The quilt display was
fine, and some beautiful work iu
this line received much admira
tiou. The relics seemed to be a
feature of iuterest to all, aud this
department will doubtless re-
ceive more attention another
year. The culinary department
was not as well represented as it
should be iu this laud of gcod
cooks. Several loaves of bread
were entered, aud three ladies
competed for the prize ou butter,
aod the competition was close ou
these articles. Though fruit
growing is yet in its infancy in
this locality, it would seem that
more jellies aud preserves might
have been exhibited, for there are
but few housewives who content
themselves to do entirely without
these luxuries of the table, and a
little effort or interest in the suc-
cfss of the fair would have helped
G. P. A. Mo. Pas, Ry.
Kansas City, Mo.
E. E. BLECKLEY
T. P. A. Mo. Pac. Ry.
from"iTlack of"knowledge of what'so much in this line On the
to do aud not from unwilling- whole, the ladies in charge Lel
ness or lack of energy. Through ! quite proud of the showing their
organization and intelligently di- department made, and hope that
The Children's Favonte
Coughs. Colds. Croup and
Pr e# 85 eta; Urf* Slae. 60 cU.
' OKLAHOMA FARMERS Jl
by maklnft ,
* with of. <
Frvparmant Optiam 1
Momt n»a<1v »« «*>n a< paper* Hfm-d
and title fouud satisfactory. « nte at.
W e will >end * nun tree of rh*»*e to
examine y«nr farm and «\ up the r»
pen for you.
WISNK A W1SSE, Wichita. Kaau«.
GUS BASHORE local ukknt.
»iAce over Flr*t National Hank.
ALTOS, OXtA. 9'
Lii>»*d. Vfttsfoot, LaH, Can-1
tor, Fisu Ai>rt ma.y nth*>r oils.
che*p at McMshsn • Drug S'- r**.
Foa Saw.—820 aeres school
land, 5 nnl»* southwest of Duke.
1 Write J J. Jacksou. Altus, R. F.
D. No 6. * ■
1 have taken a full
course of veterinary
denistry from one of
the best veterinary
surgeons in the county
and am now prepared £
to do all kinds of horse f
denistry and cure any
mouth trouble. I have
all necessary tools, and
am well equipped for
the work. You will
find me at the Traders'
Wagon Yard at all
hours. Horses exam-
ined free of charge.
Bring your horses.
rected effort was the thiug most
noticeably needed. The men aud
women iu charge of the various
departments were all willing and
eager to work; but they knew not
how to proceed to secure best re-
sults. They weut to work aud
did the best they could, however.
It wa9 expected that the officers
of the Farmers' Institute would
take hold aud direct them; but
they didn't, aud the -folks iu
charge of the fair end of the eveut
were left to shift for themselves.
The officers of the Institute de-
voted their .attention almost ex
clusively to that feature.
The farmers themselves deserve
a good strong roast for their lack
of effort to mako the fair a suc-
cess. Out of the thousands of
farmers in Greer couuty who
its success may be greatly
creased in future years.
Auother splendid department
was that of the public schools.
The pupils of the Altus schools
had spent many days iu cousci-
entious preparation for the fair,
and the results of their labors was
most satisfactory to both their
preceptors aud their parents.
Comparisons are always odious,
but it was the unanimous opiniou
of those who viewed the exhibit#
that the work of the Altus pupils
far outstripped that of their
neighbors on the uorth. Some
of the finest school work we have
ever seen, both in exammatiou
papers, map drawing, relief work,
typewriting, stenography and
kiudergarteu work were attrac-
tively aud tastily displayed,
while the decorations, made by
abioh was held at 11 a. u>. Tuee-
day morning in tho square. Eight
habit* were entered, aud the prise
was awarded to the baby of Mr.
aud Mrs. W. Z. Mitchell. All
the rest of the events were aban-
doned, from soma onknowu causo.
Probably because the people ap-
pointed to take charge of them
hud either never been notified, or
did not care sufficiently about it
to inauifest the s'ighteat interest
T!i<- MMions of tlw Farmers'
I<i»titi|io were hold m the opera
h<tune, I ho » flit her being too Cold
I.• ui" tlr- platform erected in the
park 'IVmo wire largely attend-
ml, mill very inn-rest iug The
Mt-fcgiwii held the first afternoon
included addresses by W. 0.
Byars, Claudo Miller, C. W, Ed-
wards. Hou. T. P. Gore, the
blind orator of Lawton, Director
John Fields, of the experiment
station at Stillwater, and It.
Kleiner, president of the Hoard
of Agriculture. The evening pro-
gram was held at tha Odd Fal-
lows' hall, the opera house baiug
used for the band boys' miustrel
show. The priucipal addrees of
the evening was made by 0. A.
McNabb, ou "Home Adorumeut
and Kitchsu Garden."
Tuesday morning's session was
opened with the transaction of
business, followed by an address
by C. W. Edwards on "The Coun-
try School for Boys and Girls."
Corn Growiug iu Southwestern
Oklahoma" was the subject of an
interesting talk by Horace J.
Newberry, of the Board of Agri-
culture. James G. Camp fol-
lowed with a discussion of Irriga-
tion, and Mr. McNabb finished
the session with a talk oa "Com
The afteruoou session was
opened by Prof. E. E..Balcombe,
with an address on "Agrioulture
in the Public Schools." After
the awardiug of prizes in the
boys' corn culture class by Mr.
Newberry, "Plant aud Animal
Life" were discussed by President
Kleiner of the Board of Agricul-
ture. Mr. Ruthruff followed
with au address, aud the sessiou
closed with the announcement of
the prize winuers of various de-
The close of the second day was
marked by an old fiddler's contest
at the opera house, with Uucle
Henry Gillilaud iu charge. Seven
fiddlers entered, aud the contest
waxed warm and furious. The
opera house was well filled with
people, and at the conclusion of
the eutertainmout prizes were
awarded as follows:
Best fiddler, $5, H. C. Gillilaud
Second best, $2.50, W. R. L.
Third best, $1, Lawrence Mer-
Best rendition "Arkausaw Trav-
eler," hat, W. R. L. Peace.
Ugliest fiddler, plug Star tobac-
co, Mr. Akiu.
Fattest fiddler, quart whiskey,
Leanest fiddler, quart whiskey,
Fiddler with the biggest feet,
quart whiskey, Mr. Fitzgerald.
Oldest fiddler, quart whiskey,
Next week we will publish tne
complete premium list.
with very little effort, not one in j meuts, gave a touch o
fifty contributed a thing. Out of j ness and daintiness which added
the hundreds of farmers immedi- greatly to the whole. In nddi
ately surrounding Altus, who tiou to the above there were some
*1 ore hflut to be Dro- little mechanical devices made by
couuty Mil, W>». whioh were the objeete
° . .A . aoi;t.rv i>ro-!of much attention from the
not oue iu ten had a solitary pro ,
duct on exhibition. The exhibi-;crowd.
tors in the a*r.cultural, horticul- j Au elaborate program of event-
tural aud tloricultural depart- had heeu arranged by the man-
mente can be counted on the fin- agement to interest the crowd
>ers of two hands. The small which did not care to Mteud the
shed devoted to theae depart- sassiotis of the Iustitute. After
: roPQt, contained b»t • «•!! reMch.nj diligeutlj, ». e»» «™l
X r 4 (..tidful oleoru, maize .ud like onl, on. event .k.cb
lll>IMIIII»l(l»l'"lll jprodncte. A f.w Urge beet., .ef- end tb« wm t e 7 "
T. F. Wilburn
: Veterinary Dentist
Machine needles at Russell's.
Window Glass. Big stock at
Peudletou's Drug Store.
We have a (W)right to sell you
groceries at Bouebrake-Hightow-
Window glass all sizes aud cut
to auy shape at McMahan's
When you are iu need of auy
kind of insurance, see Oliver P.
Wood, upstairs Hagen building.
Farmers,put upatthe Altos wag-
on yard when in towu. Coal,
feed, best accommodations. We
want your trade.
Burkett's cab and wagonette
m»ke evert train. Will call at
any part of city for partiaa. Ride
with the old reliable tf.
The Altus Transfer Bns makes
regular trips from town to depot
meets all trains, calls for pass-
engers at residences, eto. Prompt
careful, reliable. Call np pbooa
81. Lea Henspbrii, pwp- **
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