The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 4, 1913 Page: 3 of 6
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has just returned from the East-
ern Markets with a full line of
Seasonable Fall and Winter
Merchandise, and we are now
ready to wait on you.
We have bought as heavi-
ly as we believe the season de-
mands, and we have reserve
orders which will be shipped if
necessary. Come in and look.
All new, all good, first
class seasonable merchandise.
The latest things from the fash-
ion centers. We want to show
you whether you buy or not.
GRACE & ROGERS
THREE MONTHS OLD
BABY CARRIED OFF
BY A VICIOUS HOG
| Malton Family Hu Exciting Ex-
perience in Which Child
The family of lleorge Melton in
|j the old Dunbar vicinity ea*t ot Al-
tus hud an exciting experience one
(lay last week, which wait related
by Mr*. Melton when in town re-
cently. A little daughter of the
I family wait in the yard of their
I home having in her charge the
three months old baby which wan
II in its buggy. A hog came along
and before the little girl could pre-
vent, Meixed the baby, pulled it
out of the buggy and carried it
off. The frightened child
screamed and started after the an-
imal but fainted and fell before
reaching it. The mother in the
house heard the scream and rushed
I out to see the hog hauling the
baby under the barbed wire fence
J about 100 yards awav. In telling
I the experience Mrs. Melton said
she did not know how she got over
I the fence, but she rescued the
baby, and to do so bad to beat the
animal off, so determined was it to
secure its prey. The baby was
entirely unhurt, and suffered less
than the others of the family from
j the experience.
HE CONQUERED ALL PLAGUES.
| Colonel Gorgas Mad* Canal Zona
Healthy Place In Which to Live.
Colonel William Crawford Gorgas is
the man who not only made living in
the Panama canal zone iwssible with-
out fear of plagues, but he went even
further and made It a healthy place
to live in. Ho, with his sanitary
corps, was charged with an extraor-
dinary task. They undertook to drive
from the pest ridden seaports, jungles
and marshes of the canal zone the
deadly fevers and other diseases
which have scourged the Isthmus for
400 years. Thev have transformed the
world's greatest plague spot into a
tone of salubrity and health. They
have given civilization most convinc-
WORLD'S FAMOUS AUTO SPEED
DEMONS MEET AT STATE FAS
Louis Dlsbrow. the world's circular dirt track champion.
Louis Dlsbrow, the world's circular
dirt track champion; "Wild Bill" En-
dloott, dean of the Indianapolla Motor
Speedway drivers; Joe Nikrent, fa-
nous Los Angeles helmsman; "Heine"
Ulbvicht of New York and two other
famous auto drivers yet to be selected
■re headllners who will take part in
the Oklahoma State Fair and Expo-
sition automobile races to be held on
Friday and Saturday. October 3 and 4.
Dlsbrow holds seventeen world's re-
cords and drives the 290 horsepower
Jay Eye See and Simplex Zip, both
world's record holding machines.
Nikrent holds seven records and Endl-
These'contests will doubtless prove
to be the most thrilling gasoline bat-
tles of the year In the United States.
With drivers of International fame
taking part in the speed carnival, the
eyes of the motor world will be rlvited
on the seventh annual Oklahoma
State Fair and Exposition, Oklahoma
City. September 23 to October 4. MIS.
Because of bis wonderful work laat
■eason, when he proved a sensation
%nd was crowned "Circular dirt track
champion of the world," Dlsbrow wlU
be Installed favorite. The new rec-
ords which reduced the marka for-
merly held by Barney Oldfleld, Ralph
de Palma and Bob Burman were mad*
with the Simplex Zip, the selfsame car
which the champion will drive at the
The flying Callfornlan, Nikrent. will
be seen at the wheel of a monster ma-
chine which he piloted In the Indian-
apolis fiOO-mlle race last Decoration
Day and Endlcott will pilot the fa-
mous Tornado with which he captured
a large slice of the $50,000 prize
money hung up in the International
RAG TIME elephants at the state fair
Herd of Trained Elephants at Oklahoma State Fair.
The Great Patterson Shows with
more than 20 splendid attractions
will be laid out on both sides of what
is know as Pleasure Way at the Okla
homa State Fair and Exposition, Ok-
lahoma City, September 23 to October
4, 1913. Prof. Fedele de Palma's Royal
Italian Band will give concerts day
and night while monster crowds are
seeing the sights. A herd of trained
elephants will do almost any kind
of trick. "When the monster elephant
commenced dancing rag time last
evening," says the Sheboygan (Wis-
consin) Press of June 26, "it capped
the climax, and took the immense
audience by storm."
By providing harmless attractions
and plenty of music. It Is proposed to
give the people that relaxation and
recreation which is always considered
so important in any educational sy»- *
tem, at the seventh annual Oklahoma
State Fair and Exposition. Oklahoma
City. September 23 to October 4.
Some of the t»lg acts contracted for
include Shaw's Comedy Animal Cir-
cus; the Three Duttons, direct from
the Hippodrome, New York, In an
equestrian act; Alexander the Great,
"the man monkey with the human
brain"; and such features as Natiel-
io's Band, U. S. soldiers in drills, fa-
mous auto champions in races, high
class harness and running races,
Horse Show for five nights, auto polo
and countless other blc attraction*.
0 1913, bv American Press Association.
| COLONEL WILLIAM O. GORGAS AFTER AC-
CEPTING DEGREE FROM COLUMBIA UNI-
ing proof that sanitarians can con-
serve human life even under the most
Yellow fever was banished. The
I death rate was reduced miraculously.
I Colonel Gorgas emphasized the fact
j and placed it squarely before the
I American i>eople that the excessive
! death rate from preventable diseases
in American communities is almost a
| In recognition of this service to the
' canal zone, to the American nation
! and to the world at large Columbia
I university conferred upon Colonel Gor-
ans the decree of doctor of science.
Colonel (Jorgiis has likewise been
honored in England, the Royal society
having awarded last November the
Buchanan medal to this distinguished
Yellow fever was the worst dlsea*»
that existed in the sone prior to the
time Colonel Qorgas took hold. He
rednced the number of death* from
this cause from annually to nine
tcttii In the fir*! Ave years he was In
The methods which rid Havana of
yellow fever were developed when
j Colonel fiorsr.is held the post of health
officer it' that city At the time of the
Spanish American war ho hnd
sent with the el|<edMion sualnst Santl
ago. a»i«l h<* wm afterward -sent to
I<as Animas hospital at Havana, where
he had Hwrcv of the fever wants
Shaw's Comedy Animal .Circus, Free act, Day and Night at State Fair.
It consists of two ponies, a bucking mule, two monkeys and seven docs,
and has been described as a ' Niagara of nonsense turned loose."
The Public School is one of the
greatest factors in our country.
When reinforced by good, whole-
some. reliable newspapers, it gives
the American child a practical edu-
cation. Without the aid of news-
papers the public school cannot
give a boy or girl that degree of
general intelligence that you wish
; your children to have. Yon can
now get the Altus Tunes and the
Dallas Semi-Weekly Farm News
for one year, three papers a week,
for #1.75. We accept and receipt
for subscriptions at this office.
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Old Man Suicides.
Undertaker McGinty was called
to Paducah. Texas, Sunday after-
noon to prepare for interment th*
body of J. P. Jenkins, aged 93
years, who committed suicide by
drinking a quantity of carbolic
acid and wood alcohol which he
had been nsifig as a liniment for
his feet. The old man was staying
at the home of his son in law, T.
J. Richards. No reason for his
act is known The body was
shipped to Farmersville, Texas,
Window trimmers liave frequent
use for a heavy, glazed sheet of
cardboard which will "stand up."
The Times carries it constantly in
stock, and will cnt to any desired
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