The Stroud Star. (Stroud, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, July 31, 1903 Page: 3 of 12
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Witt tccTunc ON THK WAV.
Al. Burn* who lives south of bm
•ays that he mittwis to make a trip
by «a|M to his fonasr boat in ln>
diarta. this (all. He intend* to
combine the pleasant ami the useful
and fivo Isctures on the way.
His lectures will treat o( the
Southwest, its products and inhabit-
ants. He proposes to take with
him a large collection o( centipedes,
tarantulas, horned toads and rattle-
snakes—nice harmless things, and
pleasant to look at. that will cause
the cold chills to race up and down
the spine of the unsophisticated east-
erner. He will also have a real and
alive Indian to accompany him. who
bedecked with bis war paint and
leathers, will give the people an oc-
ular demonstration of what the noble
red man is like. It won’t be many
days before the last of the noble
warriors will have joined the shades
of his fathers in the “happy hunting
grounds." Already there are thou-
sands whose only knowledge of the
aboriginees has been derived from a
perusal of “Leatherstocking Tales"
Burris claimes to be the descend-
ant of an English lord who died
about a hundred years ago without
leaving any direct heirs. As soon
as he can prove his relationship he
will be entitled to a share of a fort-
une amounting to 13,000,000 English
pounds. For the benefit of such who
may be inrli*urd to doubt our state-
ment we would state that we have
the word of Mr Burris himself and
who would dare to doubt him? —
PHOTI6T ffVUIT OROWKhl.
A project is an foot and an attempt
will be made at the nest annual se»>
sion of the Oklahoma and Indian
Territory Horticultural societies u»
formulated plan to insure the fruit
crops of the two territories against
damage and destruction by hail. It
is the intention of the movers in the
premises to fix upon some plan sim-
ilar to that now in force for the in-
suring of cereal crops.
Secretary Thobum of Guthrie,
who is heartily in favor of the adop-
tion of some such movement of pro-
tection and insurance among the fruit
growers of the two territories thinks
it would be highly beneficial. “The
fruit industry in Oklahoma and In
dian Territory is among the leading
branches of profitable farming and is
getting better and bigger every year.
I believe a plan can be devised to in-
sure against hail, and while the
damage done to fruit is always
greater than that done to cereals by
these storms, still the premiums will
not be high, as it must be remem-
Who wishes to be Well pressed should not
fail to call at our Store. We are pre-
pared to supply all that i« necessary to
a fashionable appearance at a moderate
THE INNER MAN
Needs to be supplied with good and whole-
some food. Our First Class Grocery
Department will provide every necessity
of Cook or Housekeeper. Highest prices
paid for produce.
ELK MERCANTILE C°
bered that damage to fruit by hail is
always confined to limited areas,
and such storms are not of frequent
A number of prominent fruit grow-
ers are favorably inclined. Insur-
ance can be had by forming mutual
companies under the statutes of
Oklahoma, or farmers’ mutual insur-
ance companies may add fruit to
their risks. Either plan would serve
to protect and encourage fruit rais-
ing in the territory.
GERONIMO A METHODIST.
The Old Apache Scalp Lifter .loins the
Lawton, O. T., July 20.—Bent
and broken from the toils of many a
chase, bowed ’neath recollections of
many a bloody crime, humiliated by
chastising imprisonment in the sol-
diers’ reserve, old Geronimo, the
warrior of the plains, the human ti-
ger of the forest, the old time terror
of the great broad West, the grim
Apache brave, whose ghostly form
paraded in the dreams of a thousand
expectant frontiersmen in the days
of yore, Geronimo, of whom the
wide world and has talked, upon
whom millions have gazed and turned
away to recall his calendar of crimes,
Geronimo has become a Christian,
says the Enterprise.
Last Sunday morning in the taber-
nacle of medicine, with the Com-
manches sitting upon the ground on
the one side and the Apaches on the
other, each tribe with its interpreter
standing in the foreground repeating
the messages of the paleface preacher
who told the wonderful story of love,
of the Christ who died for the sins
of the world, of how the Indian could
1 have a full and free salvation and
pass through death to the real “hap-
py hunting ground" of the skies.
The sermon closed, an invitation
was given for sinful men to repent.
Geronimo and a dozen of his braves
came forward and told their inter-
preter of how they had learned to
love the Christ and asked to be re-
ceived into His church. At 2 o’clock
on the same day, in the midst of a
multitude of people, the minister
sprinkled the clear water over the
old chief’s head and repeated; “In
the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Ghost,’’ and
Geronimo had become a Methodist.
A PSALM OF ADVERTISING.
Tell me not in sneering manner
Advertising does not pay.
Rich are they who fling the banner
Boldest to the world to-day.
Advertising done in earnest.
Done with wisdom, heart and soul,
With determination sternest,
Always wins the wished-for goal.
Lives of many men remind us
We to great success can climb,
If the reading public find us
Advertising all the time.
Advertising with persistent
Energy to spread our fame,
Ever honest and consistent
In performing what we claim.
In the world’s commercial battle,
In the rivalry of trade,
We must hustle, shout and rattle
Ere impression can be made.
Not enjoyment—rather sorrow
Is the certain end of those
Who are apt to let to-morrow,
Like to-day, unheeded close.
Careless of their advertising,
Which, if penned in common sense,
Is the method enterprising
That insures lull recompense. — Sel.
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The Stroud Star. (Stroud, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, July 31, 1903, newspaper, July 31, 1903; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc405481/m1/3/: accessed December 10, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.