The Curtis Courier. (Curtis, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 21, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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"You used ter know \jorty, yon uf,
when ahe's a iittle bit ot a n»H»? Aa'
you’re ia'reated la ber. an’ want tar
know bar story? Well, pardner, there
ain't m> awful much that 1 klu tell jra,
et-elu aa bow I've Just got the skua
min's o' ber life, bavin only known
her a little up'ards o' two months;
but I’ll tell ye all I've found out la
that time. Lovey confides in me, !»ow-
arful, thoutli. •<>» I spoze I kin tall
fa more than moat folks could wLat
bav known her far thirty odd years
. "Lovey bam t told me aa much o'
ber ickoolhood days aa sbe bus some
Other thing*, but from all 1 bear, 1
reckon she muat ha' been a boly
terrier. I guess sbe an' her sister j'a
about ruu tilings. Sbe wus ono o'
them kind o gals thet alius helped
over' one out wbeu examination day
•one—Jes' sech a lovin' disposition,
ye know, an' she still shows *t real
often. An I guess ibe sister* Jea'
•tuck together thro' thick n' thin, an'
obe’s still i tin’ tbet quality, too—
ttiat stick I u quality.
"An' do ye think fer a minute soe'd
be like other girls an' be a cleik or
Oomethln' in a dry good* store an
bev a beau an' then get married an'
get divorced an' bev another beau an’
00 on? Not her. No, slree. lytvey,
•be had a hankerin’ after a perfusion.
Yep, abe wuz so death on hevln' 0
perfeaslon that She actually went to
College an’ made a doctor out o' her*
oelt They weren’t nothin’ alow about
Lovey. An' U you’ll believe me, who
got to be one o' the biggest doctors
la every city she resided In, an' bad
the blamedat biggest amount o' cu»-
tomcrs of any doctor fer mllea around.
Why. man alive. 1 used ter go up to
tbet there offlca to aee her sometimes,
Jos 'to pleaser, ye. know, but thor#
weren't nevnr any saeln’ o’ Lovey lu
business hours. No, air; She's kind
•' woman abat'd give up ber Ufa far
bar aountry, say day.
“Bomthow ar aothar, Lovey never
tld go mtxfh on religion. Sue any*
aha got over thet ailment along with
masalas aa' chicken pox an' them
things whan aba ’us nothin' but a kid.
1 think that's awful cute, aayln' thet.
bat 1 sometimes with abe had more
ot a ■hankerin' after religion. Not
that she'd be better woman If aho bad
It. though. Don't ye go nn’ got the
Impression thet Lovey oould bo any
“An' considerin' the man-yin' ques-
tion-well, you never would ha' ba-
llaved It o’ Lovey—no one would.
But abe Jet’ never could bear tba
mought o' marryln.’ It weren't that
oh* ware ever disappointed In love,
an' that made ber bitter again’ tba
man folk*. Twerent’a that. An’ no
more war* It because sbe never bed
no dhanoe. fer them all. 1 bear tell
On tbet aubject, Lovey must ha been
about aa popular in her day aa the
next on#, an’ her day lasted a good
lang Urns, 1 kin tell ye- Why. man
alive, abe wux—well, ah# wua out of
ber teens, anyhow, when men Jes'
aant her flowers, an' Christmas pre-
sents, an' umbrellera, an' aver'tblng,
an’ ah* Jaa' took It all as cool—Jas,
*aa » matter o' course, Lovey weren’t
the kind that Jea' simply didn't want
to marry, herself, but she wuz thtl
dead set again' It thet she didn't want
no on# elae to marry neither. Why,
abe had a partner in her business—
a pretty, young thing, too—an' Lovey
wouldn't think any more o' ber getting
married—bleee ye, no! An’ the part-
ner wus one o' theae flirtin' kind o
glrla, too,—lnnercent m a lamb In
thalr flirtin' though—who would ha’
kinder enjoyed gettin' married an who
oould ha’ gut many a man. But Lovey,
•he wouldn’t hear to It She never
wus crazy about no man. An she
certainly could give It to the men,
hot n heavy. She said wunst thet If
she ever had a little girl to raise,
■he'd let It play with the boy* until
It wuz about fourteen, an’ then zhe d
take It an' show a man to It an' say,
'bee that there thing? That's a man
Don't you never hev nothin’ to do
with that thing 'cause God's sorry
He ever made that.' Now ain - that
jts' like Lovey?
• uut If she weren't much on loYin'
the min folks, she made it up It up In
a lovin’ flowers. I’d stake my honor
as a gentleman on It thet Lovey
druther pull weeds out o' thet there
garden of hern ler ten minute* than
■he would ter hev' a man a kneelin'
■t her feet, a teilln' her thet he loved
her, fer on hour or more, like any
common ordinary woman would. Oh,
I'll tall ye right now, Lovey, she ain’t
common. loaaaUma* y* could go up
to thtt thert office o' hern, an boo eat
Injun about fifty bouquets ud lev to
be move.) af.»re y# could get cloai
In. Au the funniest thing about her
Ingot ion fur flowers wuz thi^—she
wuz J«w ez crazy about an’ ole piece
o' smart w cd as she was about tl>*
In aunt idlest n>ae or lily thet man ever
i rose in a green house. But uet again
Jes' exposes thet disposition of aera.
t?:.e alius wuz the kind thet wus a
petttn' the down trodden an unloved
thlt.gs o' life 8b* allua took the slue
o' the weak again thet o' the strung
They haln'l no use lalkia, shea a
"There's one citing 1 particularly
1 like about Lovey an' thet la thet the
ain't one o' these dainty, delicate crit-
ter* In the ratin' line. But you must
uaderstan* that I ain't s-callln' Lover
no hog. 1 hope I may never full *o
low ez thet. She's Jeo's real nice sen-
sible ester—1 reckon you've seen the
type. She never was bangerin' after
any great variety, but there wuz aotne
things she liked real well, an' woea^
she had ono o' them things, she want-
ed a plenty. For a long time orangaa
wuz her speciality, aa’ I'd really hat*
to tell you how many aha could get
rid of In one day. But her pardner
put a stop to that, 8h* counted up.
an' she says, Lovey, do you know you
eat eighteen dollars worth of oranges
a month?’ An' somehow er no’.har,
Lovey never cared ao much about eta
after that. An' there wu* on* Una*
when Lovey didn’t eat no braakfeet
nor dinner, that was awful funny. She
had et a dozen or so orange* aa's low
other little extrye, but In the afternoon
her office girl heard her sprowlla'
aroun' In the back room an' she says
to her. Lovey, what are you doin'?'
An Lovey says, Well, dear, I’m boilin'
myself some eggs. 1 didn’t ihsva no
breakfast nor no dinner, an’ 1 thought
I was starvin' to death.' Lovey alius
did like her little Joke, but this Una
It weren’t no-
•'Well, there ah* come* now. Ot all
livin' things, she docs get them cows
milked the quickest What! you
didn’t know she lived here and want to
know what she Is to me. Wlhy, eh*
married me a month ago, and better
wife, man never had. Why the gave
up frlsnds an perfeaslon for my sake,
NUMBER WA9 TOO EASY.
an' does the farm work as if ,slio 4
been born and raised to It. Women
like Lovey Is skurce. tho; powerful
skurce." IMOGEN TRACY.
Deceit of Children.
How best to combat the inborn ten-
dency to deceit In children Is die-
eussed In an amusing article In ih*
An entertaining story la related. A
little boy took some money from a
table. His father witnessed the theft
and, thinking t® awakeu the child’s
conscience, pretended that he believed
the nurse was guilty, and feigned to
send for the police, being confident
that an Innocent person's danger
would bring the child to confess, im-
mediately afterward someone knocked
at the house door, and the parent's
chagrin may be Imagined when the
child was heard calling to hts sister:
“Hurry up; be quick. Here are the
policeman coma to ax rest nurae. What
Here la a pretty example of a ohlld’a
astuteness and perverted moral sense,
the heroine of which 1* aomewhat
cruelly held to be an embryo hysteric
of the Hedda Gabler type. Walking
with her aunt In a friend’s garden, a
little girl dropped and broke a bor-
rowed doll. "Oh. they will aciifl aa
when we go back," said the Child.
•Not at all," abe was assured; “I will
tell them that It waa accident, and
say it was not your fault,”
Whereupon the child returned
quickly to the house, and was sitting
with her friends when bar aun% ap-
peared at the door of the room. "Oh,
you can come In,” cried the child;
"they won t scold you. I’ve told them
that it was an accident, and that you
did not break the doll on purpose."’—
Telephone worked Overtime Baanasa
K Waa Convenient
"You s*ciu to 'hove changed yJWf
number," m;d the clerk. "When you
were >u her*- «ix mouths ago you ask-
ed for a te. -phone i.umber that coutd
he leUienibereU eael.y."
"I know hat 1 did. ’ replied til#
visitor bit* ly "fix mouths ago 1
was a hilt ‘ring IdioL I've learned
a goo*' deal since then. 1 want a com-
bination ot figures now that my boat
friend will forget two minutee after
he hears it.'
"Won't that be rather inconvenientT*
asked tl.e c erk.
•■Inconvenient?" echoed tho com-
plainant. "I hope so—for other people.
It can't be aa Inconvenient for us as
our present number. Two thousand —
that's what our number la now. A
baby a wee*, old could remember chat.
There la jut-- one fact that is universal
knowledge about our house, and that
Is Brown's telephone number.
There are twenty-six families la
the building, not couutiug the janitor.
All those families have telephones, lut
they might Just as well not have any.
They don't use them; they use ours.
Nobody can remember their number.?.
Everybody can remember our*.
"When they want their friend* to
call them up they never think of giv-
ing their own number; they JuM say;
'0, don't bother to look us up. Just
call up "Brown. 2,000;’’ you oaa re-
member that. The Brown* live on til*
fourth floor. They are very kcewm-
modating and will call us to the phone.'
'So they call up Brpwn.’ We are
accommodating. For the last six
months we hsve attended to tne
marketing ot those twenty-six famil-
ies and have arranged tlheir card part-
ies and weddings and funerals. Ha!f.
(he time the wire has been so busy
that wc couldn't get a ahy at it for
ourselves. Even when my wlfe’4
grandmother died we didn’t get iha
news for six hours because our negh-
bors were uslngjthe phone. Laat weo’c
the rush got so heavy that 1 had to
hire a boy to take care of the mes-
sages That don't pay, consequently
I want a new number."
The clerk was very nioe about It
• I don’t biame you," he jpaAl. "I
will give you 17,24!'. That will head
them off. We don't get many com-
plaints as serious as yours. Usually
the dissatisfied subscribe™ want a
number that can be more easily re-
membered. The hundreds sad thou-
sands are most popular. After theta,
double or triple combinations, such
as two twos or three threes, ate In
"A month or so ago our whole fore#
was called upon to settle the profes-
sional trouble# of two doctors. On#
doctor was a woman, tfhe other a
man, but both were enrolled aa M.
E. Rhodes. and their telephone num-
ber was 2,700 on different exchanges,
somehow, no one ever could gA those
"The woman, however got the oeet
of It. and in time she took ovi aihet
of the man doctor's practice. Theft
was when he asked for another num-
ber. We gave it to him. bat even
that did not seem to clear the mud-
me. Fiffhlly the doctors ^ot discour-
aged and settled affaire In their own
way. They got married and now use
Governor Hoch Is very Indignant
over the statement mad* by Mr. Start,
of Abilene, that champagne waa uaad
In christening the Kansas; that the
governor's party aald It waa water *■
• temperance bluff. Mr. Koch Insists
that it was water, and no one but Mr.
Bterl doubta hla word. Governor
Hoch la the kind ot a m*n to uae wa-
ter on such an occasion, and those
who accuse him of using champagne
flatter him too much.—Atchison Globe-
She—it la said that dlaeaaea are
spread by kiaalng.
. He—Tea—heart disease, for instance.
Marshall Field Pays on Mere Pr»
per y Than Any One.
Marshall field pay# taxes on mora
pr*.i»rty than any other pt-rwui in th#
United States, according to a compila-
tion made by the Chicago Kecord-
Heraid. That paper saya to-day:
The $40,UU0,<K'0 ou which Mr. Weld
Is assessed this year consists of fJd,
OOo.ooo Worth of real estate and $10,000,
Odd worth of personal property. Wil-
liam Waldorf Astor, the wealthiest
land owner In New York city, la
credited with $35.0uo.uu0 worth of real
•state, but hla personal property as-
sessment Is comimrtively insignificant.
John Jacob Astor appears safe from
the poor house, although he has only
930.000. 000 In real estate and la credit-
ed with only »3oo,000 In personal pro-
perty. The largest assessment of per-
sonal property in Gotham is $5,000,000,
against Andrew Carnegie.
Haw Y’ork's assessors appear to have
the same difficulty in finding persona!
property that la experienced in Chi-
cago. despite the great wealth of the
city. Many of the very wealthy men
of the place are taxed on personal
property at their country homes.
in Philadelphia Mre. Anne Woight-
w>«if Walker poe^sse* $20.u00.000
worth of real estate and $15,OOO.t5ift **f
personal property, making a total ot
935.000. 000. Pittsburg baa ft residMit
who h** acquired the modest sum of
9U.000.000—H. C. Frick, of coal and
coka fume. Classic Boston'* largest
esament Is against Quincy A. Shaw.
IBM la 92,7.3,000, only $223,000 being
on real estate and $2,600,000 on per-
sonal property. Baldmi)e’a largest
assessment la against France* NV bite,
$8,000,000 for real and personal pro-
The North Shore suburb of Chicago
known as Milwaukee has a citizen who
pays taxes on approximately $5,oo*),oo0
of wealth. ThU is Ephraim Mariner.
In Iron and Iron ore Samuel Mather,
ot Cleveland, haa accumulated $3,225.
000 of property, $2,000,OOo repreasut-
ing his personal property aaseasmeut
and $1,220,000 hla real estate. Buffalo
reports $2,ou0.000 in real estate In tua
possession of Bronson Rumsey.
Up In Minneapolis Thorns* Lowry,
former Republican national conmalttea-
man, and president of the T*™ City
Rapid Transit Company and the Bault
Ste. Marie Railroad, pays on $1,250,
0o0 of real and personal property
Thomas J. Emery, of Cincinnati, own*
many buildings In the city, and his
real estate holdings are aald to be
worth considerably more tnan $1,000
Next to Marshall Field in Chicago,
Oflo Young probably pays t-he largest
amount of taxes. Mr. Young’s real
estate hording* amount to more than
$10*000,000, and his personal property
is valued by the Board ol Review at
$200,000, with an additional aassss-
ment of »150.000 against him at Laka
Geneva, hla summer home. The real
estate held by the late Levi Z. i-eiter
in Chicago amounted to about $13,000,
000 at the time of his death.
only oje telephone.
Another confusing case waa brought
to our notice only last week. A theo-
logical seminary and a brewery up on
Oolsmbus avenue had the same num-
ber. The superintendent of the sem-
isary sold he was' mortified half te
death because every -ay or two lome-
body was bound to call up and .tak
him to deliver 400 kegs of beer that
afternoon, and the foreman of the
brewery complained that he was equa-
lly embarrassed when called upon to
answer Inquiries relative to freab con-
signments of hymn books and inl»-
lionary tract*.''—New York Herald.
PE RU-NA STRENGTHENS
THE ENTIRE SYSTEM
F. 8. Davidson, Ex-Lieut. U. 8.
Army, Washington, D. C., care U.
8. Pension Office, writes:
“To my mind there la ao remedy*",
for catarrh comparable to Partins.’’
It not only strikes at the root of* >
a the malady, but It tones and* ’
♦ trengthens the system la a truly’ |
X wonderful way. That has Its alv’|
X tory In my case. 1 cheerfully ead« *
♦ unueaitat.ngly recommend It tool
. those afflicted aa I have been.”—*).
X F. 8. Davidson. ’ )*
If you do not derive prompt and
satisfactory results from the tua
of Peruna, write at once to Dr.
Hartman, giving a full statement
of your case, and he will be pleas-
ed to give you hla valuable ad-
Address Dr. 8. B. Hartman,
President of The Hartman Sani-
“I shook hands wKh Bilklns this
morning. He doesn't seem well.
What's the matter with him!’’
•I think it's ennui.’*
"Heavens! My wife would worry If
•ha knew! She's always afraid l'U
earry* «ome of these contagious dls-
tases home to the children.’’—Cleve-
land Plain Dealer.
“Yes.'’ aald the magnate, "I began
•If# penniless, and now aee where I
“Oh, cheer up," said the hapfB but
medy looking individual. “Perhaps
rou can And a college or a church
tome day that will relieve you of your
money."--Mancheeter Mirror and Ata-
Has Governor Hoch been de»
ccivlag us? An Abilene dispatch
says: O. . Sterl, a leading citizen
of this place, returned today from
the east, where he witnessed the
launching of the battleship Kansas,
and declared the stories that theship
was christened with water are
untrue. He says he Is positive that
champagne was used and that th.e
substitution of wmter was an im-
possibility. Before the day of the
launch the bottle of champagne that
was to be used In christening the ves-
sel wre on exhibition at the Bellevue-
Stretford hotel, where Mr. Sterl first
■aw it. It waa lncaeed In a setting of
heavy silver filigree and bare the |
original labels of the makers. At
tha time cf the launch Mr. Sterl waa
within a few feet of the platform
Where Miss Hicb was standing
and he says that he could plainly see
the bottle she broke upon the bow of
the ship and that It was the same
he had seen on exhibit In the
hotel. When the bottle crashed
against the side ot the vessel, Mr.
Sterl ssis that the contents foamed
„d eftetvefloed a- champagne does
when It la suddenly released from
^1. -H»mr OP'""*'' *>'•
Sterl said, “that the water story waa
■urted aa a Joke thft finally grew to
•uch )huge proportions that the
persons concerned did not care to deny
couv nience, nuptial
bands entered into to Insure inherent
prodigality, alliances for financial con-
siderations, or to maintain casta
through opulence, have returned New
8 ora's smartest set Into a sort af con-
nubial money market. Tne first mo-
tive or Inducement in effecting a mar-
riage between the children of Mam-
mon seems to be to secure by the con-
tract the largest accretion of richea
essential for purposes of oeteatatious
lisplay and to out-dazzle the dazxlara
at a luminous social organism. It Is
t transaction adapted and fitted to th#
evolutions of money-mania; a contract
>f courtesy between the parties, gra-
ciously entered into for personal fellc- ‘
Rations. What could be further re-,
noved from anything sacred or <!••
:ere than theae ephemeral unions-*
limited partnerships with restricted
'lability, carried on for private galas
itrictly, and to be dissolved at will
with or without the mutual consent
iclther party assuming any responai-
jlllty? The creed upon which these'
ncongruous marital contracts are
'ormed is grounded in selfishness. The
rontractlng parties. If they spoke their
Binds literally at the altar, would
“I promise at all times to consult
»y own wishes, and to look after my
»wn interests, to so live aa to keep an
:ye on tne main chance and take care
>f number one; to give an Inch If I
tan take an ell; to love, cherish ut^
lo as I like until divorce doth us part."
It Is an affair started in buffoonery
ind carried on in a wild revel of rain-
tow cnasing until, after a brief period,
toth parties, satiated, wearied and
leart-alck, turn from it with repug-
lance to seek another alliance an)
lew sensations.—Era Magazine for
Wa are getting so that we dislike
that word “nervous" almost as much
u we hate tripe.
Food pad (In a rasping whisper)—
Keep still, now; all 1 want Is your
Summer Boarder—Oh, that's all
•ight! I thought pertiaps, you vautad
Blobbs—"Rjones says he is stuck oa
his new Job." Slobbs—"What's ha
lolng?” Biobba—“Working in a glue
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