The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, December 29, 1916 Page: 4 of 8
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THE MANCHESTER JOURNALv MANCHESTER, OKLAHOMA
THE MANCHESTER JOURNAL |
WOOD & SON, Proprietor*.
K. A. WOOD, Editor.
Published in the interests of Man-
chester and vicinity and for the
Publishers Profits if any there be.
FOUND SOURCE OF REAL FUN
Eunice’s Demonstration of Extrav-
agance Surprised and Pleased at
the 8ame Time.
ONE DOLLAR PER TEAR.
Entered in the Postoffice at Manches-
ter, Okla., as Second Class Mail
Local, each Insertion, per line.....6c
Display, per inch, one month.....50c
Slight deviation will be made on
display rate under yearly contract
for more than ' ur inches space. No
deviation from local rates.
Your character cannot essentially
be Injured nut by your own act£..
First relieve the needy, then If need
be question them,
Cheerfulness and good-will make
He who feeds the lien, ought to
have the egg.
Children cry for nuts and apples,
and old men for silver and gold.
The child should be instructed in
the arts that will be useful to the
It is poor comfort for one who has
broken his leg that another has brok-
en his neck.
A man knows ids companion in a
long journey or a little inn.
Tell me with whom thou goest, and
I’ll tell thee what thou doest.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many
pay dear for them.
Don’t have too many irons in the
fire, or some of them will be sure to
Never do anything of which you are
Never venture out of your depth
till you can swim.
Better to take eight hundred cash,
than to sell on credit for a thousand.
He hath lived ill that knows not
how to die well.
A hundred wagonfuls of sorrow will
not pay a handful of debt.
All delay is irksome but it teaches
As well eat the devil as the broth he
is boiled In.
He must needs go whom the devil
Talk of the devil and you may hear
his bones rattle.
“A suit like the blue you can wear
through two seasons,” the saleswoman
said. "Of course the brown Is a good
suit, too, but it hasn’t equally fine
lines. The difference tn price is only
Eunice Morgan looked at the brown
suit as It was reflected In the mirror;
her delicate brows were drawn togeth-
i er In a frown. She had not been pay-
ing much heed to the saleswoman, but
the last words caught her attention.
It suddenly seemed to her that all her
life she had been buying the cheaper
thing and being discontented with it
when a few more cents or & few more
dollars would have given her the joy
of satisfied desires. In her revulsion
against the constant fret, she declared
to herself that for once she would have
what she liked, no matter what else
she had to do without.
“Well?" Sally Pennock inquired.
Eunice had taken Sally along for mor-
al support—which, being Interpreted,
meant to tell her that the cheaper
thing was the most becoming. Eunice
drew a long breath.
“Oh, I suppose I’m going to be wise,'*
she said, “and I hate being wise.”
“Brown is always becoming to you,”
Sally declared loyally. “I think you'll
like It, Eunice—truly, I do.”
But when It came home Eunice did
not like it. She liked It even less than
she had at the store. She was stand-
ing before the glass with tears of vex-
ation in her eyes, when there came a
knock at the door, and she turned to
see Jennie Scott with her bundle of
laundry. Jennie’s eyes widened admire
“O Miss Eunice,” she cried, “isn’t
it lovely! You look beautiful in it."
Eunice smiled. No one could have
resisted Jennie's eyes.
“I wish I liked It half as well as you
do,” she replied.
Jennie’s adoring face grew wistful.
"It must be so beautiful to match,” she
said. "Some day—” she hesitated and
then went boldly on—‘ some day, Miss
Eunice, I’m going to have a whole suit.
I have almost five dollars saved. But
when it seems a long time to wait,
I just remember that everyone's wait-
ing for something, and then, you know,
I grow ashamed.”
Eunice looked from her own new
suit to the shabby, brave little figure.
“Jennie,” she exclaimed, “I have an
idea! Will you come around once a
week and mend for me an hour—
gloves and skirt bindings and things?
I'll gladly pay twenty-five cents a
week, and that will be eight dollars
to add to your five by next spring.”
“O Miss Eunice!” Jennie cried.
As the girl's happy feet ran down
the stairs. Eunice took off the suit.
“For once.” she said to herself, "I’ve
been extravagant, and it’s the best fun
I ever knew.”—Youth's Companion.
FOR SALE: Thoroughbred Brown
Leghorn Cockerels 75c each. Mrs
Fred Montgomery, Wakita, Ok , resi-
dence 6 miles east of Manchester. 31 3
The Journal family spent one of the
nicest Christ masses in many years.
F. H. Wood and family and W. II
Hess and family prepared a fine din-
ner and then dro.ve in from the conn-
try and sprang-a big surprise on the
Prize Winners .everyone of those
Blue Ribbon Buggies, $75. R. R
Smith & Co., Gibbon, Oklahoma.
For Sale:—'Thoroughbred Single
Comb Buff Orphington Cockerels,
$1.00 each. Mrs. J. C. Stevenson,
Manchester, Okla. I
A gentleman’s gold signet ring with
the initial, J, and there is initials and
date inside. Finder please return to
Journal office. Reward. 30 (2
Hobart, Miller helped in sticking
type in this issue, having come Tues-
Funeral directing and embalming
given special attention. 1 have a lady
assistant to help in the care of women
and children. Calls answered day or
night. Motor or horse drawn hearse
for which I make a fiat, charge of ten
dollars and deliver rough box to your
cemetery free of etiarge. H. T.
SMITH, Wakita, Ckla. 28 tf
School Notes from Connell.
For the Kiddies
Chuck Henderson complaiued so
much ubout the loss of Miss Black
that she offered to take him along.
You may talk about, brilliant stu-
dents until you are purple in the face
but the Juniors are the wisest, that
have joined I he race
Ttiree of the Connell students, Les-
ter Beatty, Stella and Gilbert Hen-
drick expect to spend a pleasant va-
cation while at home near Mauches
The new scenery has arrived and is
to be put in place next Friday and
Saturday. It is hoped this will add
largely to the appearence of our audi-
A Real Bicycle at the Price of a toy
Bright Maroon Frame, Adjustable Motorbibe
Handlebars, Adjustable Leather Saddle, Ball
Bearing Steel Wheels, Cushion Rubber Tires.
Regular Bicycle Chain and Pedals. Height 27in.
For the Boys and Girls:
Bicycling is good for little folks, Developes grace and
self-reliance. Keeps little bodies well and strong. And the
the children take to bicycling easily and naturally. The little
Hummer is the first real bicycle ever built for boys and girls
from 4 to 8 years old. And the price, think of it. only $9.75.
Stop in and see the “Little Hummer.”
Do Your Trading With us. He
Promise To Treat You Right,
BADGER LUMBER COMPANY
F. N. ROOD. Mgr. MANCHESTER, OKLAHOMA. I
SLAUGHTER & SONS
Auctioneers. Solicit your business
dates made at the Journal office or
call at Slaughter farm. Reference
A grain judging contest will be held
at Stillwater Dec. 20th between the
six District Agricultural schools.
Roscoe Keiffer, Lester Beatty, and
Gilbert Hendrick were chosen for the
Connell grain judging team.
We, the students of Connell are very
sorry because our English and History
teacher, Miss Black, is going to leave
us the first of January to teach in a
high school where she will receive an
increase of $35 00 a month.
Thursday, the 2lst is to be one of
the biggest days in the history of Con-
nell. In the afternoon the various de-
partments will have a display of the
work that has been accomplished thus
far during the year. The exhibits are
to be in the afternoon and will start
promptly at 1 P. M. Mr. Naylor, Prof
of Animal Husbandry at Connell will
give an exhibit of stock judging in
front of tiie main building. It must
be remembered that Mr. Naylor's
team of boys took firsrt prize at the
livestock exhibition as judges After
this some of our Representatives and
Senators will speak iuside the build-
ing on what they think of our Agri
cultural School. The same evening a
banquet will be given in their honor.
—At Manchester first Tuesday in
each month til! Saturday noon. All
work absolutely guaranteed. Dr.
McClurg, Dentist. 19-tf
The devil will play at small games
rather than at none.
Lester Beatty was home from Con-
nell school to spend the holidays with
The Reneau family were up from
Oklahoma City, to spend the holidays
Mrs R C. Wood and children are
visiting with her sister, Mrs. Nettie
Kubik, at Jefferson.
LOTS—One bunch of keys with
chain attached. About 8 or 9 keys on
ring. Reward. Fred G. Miller.
The Christmas tree and entertain-
ment was pronounced the best, that
has ever been pulled off in this vll-
Peter Beal of Medford is visiting at
the home or his uncle. Otha Hull hav
ingcome up with them when they
returned Christmas night
The Show, “Kentucky Sue" was
one of the best we have had this win
ter. We have seen lots of «hows but
there has been none that equalled
The Journal has heard of a number
of people receiving useful Christmas
presents, but one that strike* us for
its utility was received by Jess Mc-
Mullln a (iav or two before Christmas
when he was the recipient of a check
for $25.00 from the head offices of t he
Rock Island Lumber Co. Jess lias
bten in the employ of this company
for nearly a dozen years and highly
appreciates the letter accompanying
t-hls fine present.
Pot Shooting at Professors.
Professional Harvard awoke the oth-
er morning to find itself in the lime-
light, and many a professor who
dropped into peaceful slumber the
night before is scratching his head
nervously and asking what can be
done, remarks the Boston Traveler.
Two rather frisky Harvard under-
graduates had taken it Into their
heads to give the members of
the Harvard faculty a bad three or
four days, so Elmer Elsworth Hagler,
Jr., spent his leisure moments in a
month by drawing overzealous like-
nesses of some of the college's most
revered professors, and prefacing
each sketch with a bit of satire. Rob-
ert C. Bacon, *16, who received his
degree in midyear, published and copy-
righted the book, which went on sale
to a rushing business.
Hagler has been in the eye of the
Harvard college office before, for his
| clean-cut editorials in the Crimson,
often of a radical nature, have made
him more or less a marked man, and
his drawings and writings in the
Lampoon have been a feature of three
seasons. Bacon has Just retired as
business manager of the Lampoon.
“Harvard Inside Out” is the name
of the harbinger of disquietude that
has already created a furore at Har-
vard, and everybody that is some-
body at Harvard, save Prof. Adolphus
Terry, gets a jab from Hagler. The
foibles, eccentricities and vanities of
more than a score of Harvard pro-
fessors have been hit off by the youth-
ful writer, and the undergraduates and
public are having more than a quiet
laugh and awaiting results.
JOHN H. POWERS
dray and transfer line
All kinds of hauling, and in all
kinds of weather. Any hauiing
entrusted to us will receive our
- Best Attention.
| G. T. PRICE & COMPANY t
* * -GENERAL- —- *
f We Bought Your Neighbors Grain, $
^ Why Not Yours? 5
$ Phone No. 6J MANCHESTER. OKLA. J
The earliest known record of the ex-
istence of coal in Alabama was made
In 1834, but the first statement of pro-
duction in the state is contained in the
L'uited States census report for 1840,
in which the amount mined is given as
946 tons. The mines of Alabama were
probably worked to a considerable ex-
tent during the Civil war, but there are
no specific records until 1870, for
which the United States census re-
ports a production of 11,000 tons. The
development of the present great in-
dustry really began in 1881 and 1882,
when attention was directed to the
large iron deposits near the city of
Birmingham. In 1914, according to
the United States geological survey,
the production was 15,593,422 ions
| The Farmer
Ready to Prove It.
I hear bad reports of you, my boy,”
said a fond father to his young hope-
ful. “Your teacher tells me that you
won't learn anything at school.”
That isn’t so, dad,” replied the
youngster. ‘Tve learned to count up
to a thousand. Now, Just sit down and
listen to me "
ij R W< BENEAH. Pres. SAM L. SMITH Vick Pres. +
r J. W. MALLORY, Cashier. ♦
QUICK WIT SAVED BURGLAR
One Can Imagine Police Officer’s Feel-
ings When He Realized How He
Had Been Fooled.
The up-to-date burglar is a quick-
witted criminal, and nothing delights
him more than to be "too many” for
the constable, says the London Mall.
To accomplish this he sometimes ex-
hibits a good deal of wit and daring.
Here is a case in point.
A constable, going the rounds of his
beat a few nights ago, noticed a light
in a house from which the family and
servants had gone to the country. Af-
ter pulling the bell several times a
man put his head out of the bedroom
window to say that he would be down
in a few minutes. He came down in
a dressing-gown and carrying a candle
in his hand.
The constable explained his suspi-
cion, whereupon the man stated that
he had Just run up to town to Bee that
all was right. After chatting for a lit-
tle, he invited the constable to have
a glass of wine. He lit the dining room
gas and produced a bottle of port. Af-
ter they had drunk each other’s health
he let the constable out and bolted the
door after him.
The man lost no time in getting the
’swag” together, and left the bouse
by another exit.
(By Grandfather Clause.)
A Happy New Year to the Journal
folks, and plenty of eats.
The Middleton -ala was was post-
poned from the 20 to the 22 on account
of the cold weather and it was cold on
the 22nd but a fair crowd was there
and stuff sold well.
They had a tine Christmas tree ar,
Mound Ridge school house.
If the European countries at war
would put all or their Big Talkers to
the front we would have peace at
The boys are having a fine time
hunting ice to skate on too.
We overheard a nice little scrap
over the telephone the other day. For
a good safely scrap a telephone can
not be beat.
A geologist that visited the Bluff
City neighborhood says that the
mounds southwest of that place were
caused by gas pressure and that there
is an oil pool south of it: proof again
that Grandfather Clause’ farm is
right over an oil lake but they won’t
All of the high school folks are at
home on their vacation. There are
quite a number attending high school
from this section
John Davis and wife of Bluff City
motored to Medford Sunday to visit
a sick sister-in-law. On their way
ovjjr they stopped at the Kenwood
Farm and took with them the pro-
prietor and wife, of that little ranch.
Ed Webber is hauling lumber for
a large barn which he is going to erect
on one of his farms
Our township board held a meeting
last Friday. A general shake-up in
Road Overseers is looked for aRer the
first of the year
Mrs. Steve Younce, the central lady
of Clyde, is visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. F. P. Pryor.
T HE FARMER is the man who feeds us all. It the
■» farmers should all quit work the whole world would
have to go out of business. He is the most import-
ant factor in the world to day—always has been—al-
ways will be. This bank has many farmer patrons.
Farmers are conducting their business along modern
lines these days, the same as other business men. They
are the solid, reliable men of the community and every
bank has reason to feel proud of its tarmer friends.
You are invited to make our bank your bank. Our in-
terests are mutual, and we will be glad to serve you.
Backward and forward he paced, his
eyes wild and rolling, his face haggard.
As the minutes passed his agitation
"Will she never come? Will she
never come?” he wailed wildly. "Al-
ready It Is 15 minutes past the appoint-
ed time, and yet she is not here!"
He pressed his hands to his fevered
brow and waited. He tried to sit In
vain, and still waited. He gazed sadly
through the window and went on wait-
At last! Ah! The sounds of little
footsteps on the stairs. He turned to
the door, eager, excited.
Yes, it was she!
"You have come, then?" he gasped,
dizzy .with delight, as he grabbed his
Yes. the stenographer had come
back and it was now his turn to go
out to luncheon —Pittsburgh Chronicle
We do not remember of not having
signed our items, but if we did fail to
sign, the Journal Editor ought to
have no trouble identifying our items
the typo may have some trouble in
reading our hieroglyphics.
We observe that Christmas is be-
coming a day of labor instead of a day
of festival; is it like the fourth; be-
coming safe and sane, or the Chris-
tian religion sliding backward? Near-
ly everyone in this neighborhood is at
work trying to head off the H. C. of
L. Christmas day is not like when
your humble servant was a boy.
Someone introduced a bill in Con-
gress for more daylight. It will not
be long till tLey will pass a law reg-
ulating the movement of the sun,
moon and stars.
Christmas day was cloudy and damp
and in the evening was quite foggy.
A rain came up in the night which
showed nearly one half inch in the
guage at the Citizens State Bank.
j his is line for the growing wheat.
DR. !\ W. SCHWARTZ. Dentist,
(21) Medford, Oklahoma.
| THE CITIZENS STATE BANK J
Freak Chicken Dies.
New 1 ork.—A chicken equipped
| with four legs, four wings and two
! backs, was hatched by a hen belong-
| iog to Fred Mohrmann, Brooklyn. The
freak chicken died shortly after leav-
l ing its shell.
~o* Oklahoma J
Boy Falls Four Stories.
New York.—Falling from the fourth-
story window of his home. Samuel
Zaeher, four, landed on a crate of eggs
‘ and only fractured his Jaw.
Your Old Shoes!
p\ON r throw them away,
L) their life and service
may be prolonged at a
small expense. “Oak-Tan”
Soles sowed on by Electric
Machines operated by ex-
Cal! at Manchester Post-
office for information
Cora E. Morris, Agt
I 0r Cash for Beef Hides.
1 Ov» Send them to Fox
New Stock of Men’s and Boys
Shoes at FOX’S, Anthony.'
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