The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 25, Ed. 1 Friday, November 20, 1914 Page: 1 of 4
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MANCHESTER. GRANT C0l;M> )MaHOMa, IKIDAY, NOVfcMB K 20. 1914
Volume 22, Number 25
A CAR LOAD OF MACHINERY
HERE AND DRILLING IN
• RON FIELD SOON
THE KNOCKER’S PRAYER
Work on Derrick
A Large Force of Men are Work-
ing on the Derrick, Drilling
Operations Expected to
A car of drilling supplies arrived
from the oil fields east of here, and
Saturday of last week it was com-
menced to be hauled to the loca-
tion three miles south of and about
six miles west of Manchester, on
the farm immediately west and ad-
joining what was formerly . known
as the Brewington farm. There
has been lots of work to do pre-
pratory to this stage, and it has
been done and well done to. Both
Waldron and Manchester have been
long working up this deal it at last
has come to a focus and both towns
are to be congratulated that they
are to know in a short time wheth-
er there is any oil or gas under-
neath the surface of our vicinity'.
We are informed that a hole will
be put down from two to three
thousand feet. The Journal will
keep our readers informed as to the
progress of the work from time to
time. Two more cars of supplies
are looked for this week.
Gay L. Tufts
Lord please don’t let this town
grow. I’ve been here for thirty
years, and during that time I’ve
fought every public improvement.
I I’ve knocked everything and every-
body, no firm or individual has
established a business here without
my doing all 1 could to put them
out of business. I’ve lied about
| them, and would have stolen from
them if 1 had the courago. I have
done all 1 could to keep the town
from growing and never have spok-
en a good word for it. I’ve knock-
ed hard and often. I’ve put ashes
on the childrens’ slide I’ve made the
marshal stop the boys playing ball
on my vacant lot. Whenever I
saw anyone prospering or enjoying
themselves I’ve started a reform to
kill the business or spoil the fun.
I dont want the young folks to
stay in this town and 1 will do all
I can by law, rule and ordinance to
drive them away. It pains me, 0
Lord, tQ see that in spite of my
knocking it is beg;nning to grow.
Some day 1 fear 1 will be called up-
on to put down sidewalks in front
of my property and who knows but
what 1 may have to help keep up
the streets that run by my premis-
es? This, Lord, would be more
than I could bear. It would cost
me money, though all 1 have was
made right here in town. Then,
too, more people might come if the
town begins to grow, which would
cause me to lose some of my pull.
I ask therefore, to keep this town
at a stantstill, that I may continue
to be the chief. Amen.
Once the mail order mania be-
comes well rooted, it is about as
difficult to pull out as Johnson
grass.. The dope fiend is much
easier to handle—you can stop the
druggists from selling to him, but
you can not stop the stationers
from selling writing paper, and the
postmasters from selling stamps to
the mail order fiend, nor the cata-
log houses from furnishing him
with their big, alluring books which
a mail order maniac prizes above
his Bible, if he has one. Postmas-
ters of rprai settlements will tell
you that the practice of worship-
ing the catalog god is surprising.
Talk about getting things cheap-
er, why these people would rather
pay'a little more to receive pur-
chases through the mail than to
buy them locally.
I believe that a certain amount
of evangelical work is necessary to
interest the people of a community
in co-operation and self-betterment.
Much can be accomplished by or-
ganization, personal endeavor and
public speaking. Mart them talk-
ing ana they will give their own
Let’s go after the mail order
maniac the same as we would the
dope fiend. Ridicule and humiliate
him to the point that he will sneak
oil to the barn to write his letters
and will mail them after dark. And
when he sports something new he
will be ashamed to say he got it
from so-and-so—you know who I
I am in earnest about this man-
ia; it really does exist. 1 have had
personal observation of it for the
pa.-t six years, since it first attract-
ed my attention. It is played up-
on profitably by a world of fakirs
using Uncle Sam as a tool, and the
only way to stop them is to take
the tools away from them.
Dr. L. A. Kissinger and Dr. Harry
Eustace and family of Beloit, Kansas,
came in an auto and the doctors went
on to Enid to attend the convention
of Osteopaths while the family
stopped here to visit at the home
of P. C. Burnette southwest of town.
The Burnette’s and Eustace's are
The Old-Fashioed Mothers
MlUulv’UUU iMJlilC <>i US Lib vc an
old-fashined mother. Not a woman
of the period, painted and enamel-
ed, with all her society manners and
fine dresses, white jeweled hands
that never felt the clasp of baby
fingers, but a dear old-fashioned
mother with a sweet voice, eyes in-
to whose clear depth the love light
shone, and brown hair just thread-
ed with silver, lying smooth upon
her faded cheek. The hands, worn
with toil, gently guided our steps
in childhood and smoothed our
cheeks in sickness, ever reaching
out to us in yearning tenderness.
Blessed is the memory of an old-
fashioned mother. It floats to us
like the beautiful perfume of some
wood bloosnms. The music of
other voices may be lost, hut thp
enchanting memory of her’s will
echo in our soul forever.
“I’LL SHOW’EM, DURN’EM’
I’ve stopped the paper, yes I have,
I didn’t like to do it,
But the editor tie got too smart,
And I allow he’ll rue it.
I am a man who pay his debts,
And will not be insulted,
So when the editor gets smart
I want to bs consulted.
Lauren Wayne Clark, was born
near Salisbury, Vermont, January
22, 1838, and died at the home of
his sister, Mrs. Alma J. Hart, in
Manchester, Oklahoma, Novemder
12, 1914. His age being 76 years
nine months and 20 days. Funeral
services were conducted in the Con-
gregational church by Rev. Weath-
erby. The funeral was in charge
of H. T. Smith, undertaker of Wa-| But when come t0 dunnin’ me
kita. Interment was made in thej I didn’t think he would, sir.
I. O. 0. F. Cemeteiy, at Manehes-! But that he did, and you can bet
ter. When about 17 years of age| It made me hot as thunder;
he left the patetial home and went I says. “I’ll stop that sheet, I win.
I took the paper ’ieven years
And helped him all I could sir,
west to Michigan and was in a log-
ging camp in Wisconsin when the
civil war broke out. He enlisted in
in the volunteer Infantry service
and was honorably discharged from
the service. After the war he went
to work with a carpenter in Illinois
by the name of David Clair, and in
May 1871 was married to a daugh-
ter of the Clair’s by the name of
Maggie. In 1872 they came to
Belle Plane, Kansas where he took
a claim, The pioneer life was not
congenial to the young wife and
in the summer of 1873, she return-
ed to the home of her parents. No
effort was ever made toward u re-
conciliation and she died some
years later. He followed carpenter-
ing until 1893, when he andthe wri-
ter made the race for a home in the
“Strip,” and he located the claim
on the county line where the “jog”
line crosses it. He still owned this
place when he died. Some four-
teen year ago his sister, Mrs. Hart,
was located at Watsonville, Cali-
fornia, and she moved here and
If the doggone thing goes under.’,
I hunted up the editor
And fer his cunnin’ caper
I paid him’LEVEN years and quit!
Yes, sir, I stopped the paper.
A BIG TURKEY SHOOT
Tnere will bj a turkey shoot in
Manchester on next Wednesday 25th.
Come out and get your Thanksgiving
turkey. Plenty for all. Ole Daniels.
J W. Smith was a Medford busi-
ness visitor Saturday.
E. Z. Paulk, of Waldron, made a
business trip to Medford Saturday.
W, T. llodson, of the Manchester
Mill Is visiting his parents ia Alba,
Missouri, this week.
Mrs John York is visiting at the
home of her uncle Joe Lewis, near
Bluff City, Kansas.
Mrs. Earl Smith went to Wichita
Wednesday evening to take her sister.
Mrs. Matson’s little son home.
NEW TYPE AND EQUIPMENT
We have added a couple hund-
red dollars worth of new type and
other equipment to the job depart-
ment of the Journal and are now
pieparcd to turn out the neatest
job work of any office in Grant
county. Come in and see us if you
need anything in our line. If you
don t, come in any way, we have
always got a good fire and plenty
of room for you to sit and enjoy
yourself while getting warm. Our
“latchstring” always hangs out.
Quarterly Meeting- Notice
The first Quarterly Conference will
he held at Pleasant View on Tuesday
evening the 24th Inst, at 8:00. Dr
Baker will preach at 7. O’clock and t he
business session of the Conference will
be held immediately after the preach-
ing services. We earnestly urge ever
member of the church to be present
and especially the officer of the
church. John E. Kemper, Pastor.
CARD OF THANKS
Cash Wood and the bridge crew tin-
later purchased the property shr j ished up all the work they had south
mvns Uacl? 1 :rcu - , c- J -Ot the riser.and came home Saturday
only a short time which was caused
by exposure as he was living alone.
The sister had frequently offered
him a home but he prefered to
stay on or near his farm and for
some years bad lived at the home of
one or another of his neighbors; but
a few weeks ago he moved to the
shack on the place, his neighbor,
Jude Cordrav. not seeing him about
went over to investigate and found
him speechless and helpless; He
brought him in to his sister’s, but
he never became conscious.
Uncle Lauren was an honest man
and a good quiet citizen but he
had strong likes and dislikes. He
was kind and companionable with
those he liked, and those he did
not like he severely let alone. He
and the writer have been acquaint-
ances and friends for more than
forty-one years. We shall miss him.
Secretary Ben Hennessy of the
state board of agriculture says that
the damage of the Hessian fly has
been greatly exagrated, and he
looks for less damage to Oklaho-
ma’s 1915 wheat crop than for
years. He goes on further and
says, “that the warm weather we
have been having will cause the
eggs to hatch and the cold weather
that is sure to come will kill the in-
sects, that it is much better to have
them hatch out this fall and be
killed than for them to hatch in
the spring when they will clean up
the crop in many localities”. Mr.
Hennessy's ignorance of the nature
of the fly is ludicrous. He doesn’t
seem to know that there are two
broods of this pest each year—the
first one hatching in August and
September and laying their eggs in
early sown wheat or volunteer
plants, generally doing but little
re d damage only in fields that are
very badly infested. The following
March and April after the insect
LUKE MCLUKE SAYS.
Dr, Six will be in Manchester next
Monday, 24rd. His entire attention
given to Eyes and Glasses. See him
about your eyes.
Mrs Belie Smith’s new home is fast
approaching completion. It will be
one of the best appearing homes along
the state line for many miles.
Otto Burghardt was in town Satur-
day and said be was working up a
“Milk Route” for the Gibbon Cheese
Factory from his part of the country.
You are requested to watch our
columns for announcement and pro-
gram for Piano Recital of Mrs. Hod-
son’s pupils, some time in December.
Mrs. John Melcher has been
tiere visiting with Her folks, Mr. and
Mrs Mike Weber. She returned to
tier home in Cold water, Kansas, Sat-
It begins to look now that the man
who has a silo and a bunch of cows
will be strictly in it, now that a
cheese factory is assured within
Bert Bowen was in town Saturday
and said that their neighbor, E.
Hartman and family were going to
move up near Wichita, where Mr.
Hartman had out a large crop of
N. W. Patton went up to Wichita
Wednesday evening to attend the
trial of a party who is under arrest
for the murder of his brother, Joe
Patton, killed while asleep In his
home some two years ago.
Street Commissioner Fred Thresher,
is having some much needed work
done on the street running uorth and
south in front of the Journal office
He is having most of the streets fixed
up for bad weather which may never
They are telling a good story on Mel
Hime. He has a new car and wishing
to at least get out the fall democratic
vote let several ride in the car to the
Hush money does more talking
than any other kind.
When you see an overdressed
woman escorting a man who looks
like a door mat, you know who is
boss in that house.
A girl can put in ten years ac-
quiiing Culture. But that won't
keep her from snoring when she is
The man who beats his wife isn’t
a bit worse than the man who robs
his family by spending his money
on his friends.
The old-fashioned man who used
to peddle his own canoe now has a
son who ownes a motor boat
It is funny what a difference a
few years make. The girl used to
let you chew her “wax” in school
while you took her a whirl at her
“all day sucker” now has a daugh
ter who carries her individual
drinking cup so she won't get any
germs in her mouth.
has lived over winter in the dor-
Dear friends, 1 take this method j moot or “flax seed” stage that they
of thanking all those who rendered hatch out and make winged flies 1 polls, aud we suppose he was some-
kindly assistance during the sick- and deposit eggs by the million what surprised to learn that he had
ness and death of rnv brother, which make a small grub some hauled a load of South Manchester re-
Lauren W. Clark. Your kind deeds times as many as a dozen to twen- publicans to vote. Never mind Mel,
will bo remembered. j ty ua each st&lk.
Mrs. Alma J. Hart, brood to be feared.
I his is the everybody ought to vote, even if some
I of them vote different.
W. Ormes on It. D. No. 3 out of An-
thony was in town Saturday and said
that several members of the families
of his brothers were down with ty-
phoid fever. The Journal Is very
sorry to hear this.
“Plez” Smith brought a load of
wheat last Saturday and deposited it
in t! e mill for his future supply of
riour. Mrs. Smith and the baby came
along to visit the family of her broth-
er, R. C. Wood, of the Journal.
Mrs. G. T. Price was called to To-
peka last week by wire to the bedside
of her brother-in-law, C. A. Minturn,
who is one of the oldest conductors on
the Santa Fe. ne is in the hospital
with rheumatism of the heart.
Mr. and Mrs Jas Glover, Frank
Sturdevant and mother of Bluff City,
passed through here last Friday while
en route to Waldron to attend the
Sunday school convention. They were
in the Sturdevant auto, and stopped
here to call on Mr. and Mrs. Wickizer.
A Phone message from F. H. Wood
at Plain View farm, Wednesday after-
noon informes us that he and wife
had taken another big girl to raise
This last arrival brings the editor's
grandchildren up to nine boys and
There has been a good deal of specu-
lation as to what sort of wood the
big log Is that came with the car of oil
well timbers. Some said it was oak,
others that it was white elm, still
others that it was pecan, at last ac
counts it was still undecided, but
there are several dollars up.
The members of the D. B. church a
few miles southwest of town gave an
oyster supper and social at the home
ofJ.H. Downing Tuesday evening.
There was a large crowd present and
the evening was spent in music and
recitations. The money is to be
spent in repairing the parsonage, as
their pastor Rev. A. R. Kopp, was
married Wednesday at Leavenworth,
Kansas to a Miss Whitman. He will
be here with his bride the first of
December 1st. is the day decided on
for the opening of the Gibbon cheese
factory. Slaughter and Son will sell
two cars of Holstein cows. The bus-
iness men liave made arrangements
for a free oyster supper. R. R Smith
& Co , have made arrangements for a
free picture show. “The Evolution of
Harvesting ” There will be three
Dairy speakers present and deliver
addresses. The Dairyman of the
Santa Fe. Secretary Ben Harrison, of
the state board of agriculture, and
the Dairyman of the International
Harvester Co. This is to be made a
day long to be remembered in Gibbon.
A cordial invitation is extended to
all farmers and families of this vicin-
ity to be present. Don’t forget
December 1, 1914. Watch these col-
umns for announcements next week.
20 YEARS AGO
Happenings of Twenty Years A?o
Clipped From the Journal
Files of Nov. 22,1894.
WITH EDITORIAL COMMENTS.
G. A. Starks, the grain buyer is
paying 37 cents for No, 2 wheat at
E. Bupp bought the Win. Jones
claim the southeast of 5-28-8 last
week and has a filing on same. He
expects to commence improvement
early in the spring.
The wind and sand storm of last
Thursday was one of the worst that
ever visited this section and
considerable damage was reported
from some sections of the country.
The Populists of M-co. carried
everything including Woods as a
name for the county. The Pioneer
of Alva says “its too much Wood
in name for so darn little timber in
A spelling school at the Starks
school house was bad last Wednes-
day evening by the combined
schools of Travis, Titns and Lacy.
A large crowd was out and a pleas-
ant and instructive time was had.
LdC Morgan is building a new
dug-out on the east side of his
claim, the southwest quarter of the
town section, and wall move into it
in a few days. He has a good well
of water over there which induced
him to make the change.
From the tone of the Medford
Patriot and Mascot, we wouldn’t
be surprised any day to learn of the
editors of those two papers swoop-
ing down on Round Pond with
their gall and horse pistols and kill
off the inhabitants and remove the
SaR Fork bridge and county seat
On Tuesday morniDg about 9
o’clock as Charley Marts, was rid-
ing one of Sam Fling’s wild ponies
it throwed him to the ground
breaking both bones of his left leg
just above the ankle and dislocating
the ankle joint. He was brought
to town and taken to the Manches-
ter House. Dr C E. Bowers of
Anthony, was sent for, who set the
bones and he is resting as easy as
could be expected. It is a bad
break and it will be several weeks
before Charley will be able to be
The revival meeting will commence
at Pleasant View, next Sunday even-
lug the 22nd ar 7.30 p. m. Everybody
is cordially invited to attend these
services and especially every one that
himself a child of God is invited to
come and take a part with us in this
John E. Kemper, paster,
PAY YOUR TAXES
We have the tax list for 1914 —25-3t
J. W Smith
Miss Cora Morris, of Waterloo,
Iowa, is here on an extended visit to
the family of her brother, Postmast-
Sunday night ice formed about one
half inch thick on water tanks. This
was practically the first ice of the
season, as we had only two frosts be-
S. L. Robbins was i n Tuesday
morning and asked that the Journal
inform those people over near Byron
who have said “they were from Mis-
souri,” that three cars of material are
being unloaded one half mile south
of Victory school house and that if
they will come over they will be
| “shown” a real oil well drill. Yes’
we are going to show you, whether
you are from Missouri or not.
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