The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 14, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 6, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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MANCHESTER, GRANT COl'NTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1912.
Volume 20, Number 14
HAVE you SEEN IT
That big Royal Tailor line is
here now with all the latest
creations up to now.
Almost any weave and color that
anyone could desire or want. If you
are not quite ready to buy now, come
and look over the samples while you
have time, and be prepared to know
where you will buy your next suit,
overcoat, extra trousers or fancy vest
J. W. MALLORY
E A. Watkins, President.
L. Fkkly, Vice President.
H. W. Rkneau, Cashier
J. W. Mallory, Ass’tCash.
Money Makes Money
When Planted in our Bank
Keep in mind that we are a bank that does things.
Every man can't get rich, but every man can save some-
thing. The only sure way of saving money is by depositing
it. When it jingles in your pocket you want to spend it.
YOUR NAME would look well on our books, if it
is not already there. Call and let us put it there todap.
OF MANCHESTER, OKLA.
SHORT ORDER AT ANY HOUR.
PIES, CAKE and LEMONADE-OYSTERS in season.
We also have a full line of Candies, Cigars, Tobacco
Melons, Bananas, Oranges and Lemons.
CALL and see us when you want a QUICK LUNCH.
Every thing Clean and Up-To-Date.
T. B. JOLLY,
|SLAUGHTER £ SONSj
J Solicit your business.
J Dates made at the Journal office
J or call at Slaughter farm J
• Reference anybody. ®
-Mrs. Ouy Meyer visited Anthony
relatives the first or the week.
—Have you seen the Stover? See
her at I. E. Melcher’s. Mf
—Frank Smlthhlsler was In Harper
mi business the first of the week.
—Oliver typewriter ribbons for sale
—No flour on the market today ha
better satisfied customers than Red
Ball Flour. 32-tf
—It Is reported that Jim Chapin
has sold his school land. We have
heard no particulars.
—If you want results, advertise in
the Journal. If you want bargain^,
patronize Journal Advertisers.
For many years Nelson’s lake
has been a very pupular resort for
local sportsmen. Good fish aboun-
ded in the lake, and our people en-
joyed many pleasant days sitting
in the shade waiting for the cork
to he taken under.
Later in the season the boys
found great sport in shooting quail
along the ravines and in the timber.
And still later, the lake furnished
an excellent place for duck hunt-
Mr. Nelson never had a word to
say. Every fish and every foul
could have been taken, had it been
done fairly, and there would have
been no complaint. But now it is
different. The boys have been im-
patient, and would not wait for the
fish to bite. They have employed
their seine, to the detriment of the
community, as they removed
the small fish along with the larger
ones. Instead of putting these
small fish back hito the water, they
have been left to perish on the
Not being satisfied with this,
some person has gone so far as to
out trees from the place, and other-
wise destroy property.
Now Mr. Nelson has decided to
put a stop to it, and it becomes
necessary for him to withdraw all
hunting and fishing priveleges, not
only from the guilty parties, but
from everyone alike. A letter from
him this week asks us to publish a
notice prohibiting trespassing in
any form, and asking us, as game
warden, to prosecute any person
who attempts to hunt or fish upon
It is not the desire of the writer
to get any person in trouble, but
if a complaint is made to this oflice,
our only alternative is to comply
with the law, no matter on whom
the purnishment falls. The only
safe way is to stay off of the Nel-
Linn Wins Easily.
In the return match last Satur-
day night between Ernest Linn
and Joe Tuby, Ernest took two
straight falls. Tuby failed to show
any of the fast work expected of
him, and there wa3 never a time
that Linn was in danger.
I- lushed by his former success,
Tuby rushed matters for a while at
the start, but soon learned that
Linn was more of a man than he
had thought him, and it was but a
short time until the visitor put
himstlf on the defensive, and there
The first round was very excit-
ing, as Linn seemed determined to
make short work of his wiry oppon-
ent. He could get most any kind
of a hold, but that little fellow
seemed to be made of rubber. Linn
could stretch him, turn him this
way and that, and at times seemed
to have him tied in two or three
knots, but to get his shoulders to
the mat was an entirely different
proposition. Finally, with a bar
arm and forward body hold, he
tangled the Hungarian up in such
a manner that he couldn’t get away,
and Linn won in 31 minutes and
Tuby then complained to the
referee that he was in no condition
to wrestle, having injured his jaw-
in the match a week before. He
said he would go ahead and finish,
but that it should be explained to
the audience why Linn was beating
him. The referee agreed to ex-
plain some time this week, and the
two men went together again.
Tuby showed very little skill in
this rouud. He worked on Linn’s
arm's some, and took to his oppon-
ent's toe like a baby to a bottle,
but was unable to make any im-
pression. Linn won in 12 minutes.
No return has been arranged.
Last Monday evening, just when
most of us were eating supper, the
Wakila boosters pulled in, covered
with dust and looking somewhat
the worse for wear, but still cheer-
ful and still boosting.
There were about a huudred of
them, among which was their
twenty-piece band. A couple of
selections were played, showing
that our neighbor his an excellent
band, and that it handles good
During their stay here the boos-
ters put in their time shaking
hands with our people, and invit-
ing all of us to their carnival, Sep-
,lt is to be hoped that the Wakita
people will not think us lacking in
that hospitality in which they are
so rich, merely because there was
not a larger crowd to greet them.
The fact of their coming at an hour
when most of us, as has been men-
tioned, were at the evening repast,
made it difficult for our folks to
turn out in force.
But when that carnival comes
off, we expect to see Manchester
people down there outnumber the
bunch from any other town.
Is McGuire A Double-Crosser?
We do not care to state our in-
dividual views upon this subject,
but from the following language
appearng in the Wakita Herald of
August 29th, we have our suspi-
cions that some members of bis
own party think so. In reference
to the appointment of W. H.
Staggers, us Postmaster at that
place, the editor of that paper says:
“In the matter of this appoint-
ment Bird McGuire sustained his
previous well-deserved reputation
as a double-i rosser and gum-shoer
in politics. Had he acted fairly
and above board in this matter this
appointment could have been made
without any hard feeling, but this
is not Bird McGuires way of mak-
ing appointments and not to be ex-
pected. As usual he misrepres-
ented the matter to both sides and
dilly-dallied as long as he possibly
could, and when at last he was
forced to make a move, recommen-
ded for appointment the man in-
dorsed by outsiders who were in no
wise interested or concerned with
the Wakita Postoffice and disre-
garded the wishes of the patrons of
the office and turned down the
man who has been his best friends
in this town.
But that is Bird McGuire's usual
way of doing business.”
Verily political pie causeth dis-
Rural Carries Benefitted.
THe general appropriation Act
providing for expenses of the Pos-
tal Service during the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1913, has been
approved by the President.
By the terms of the act the
salaries of rural letter carriers
are to be increased to a maxi-
mum of SllOO per annum,
effective September 30 1912. The
schedule of new rates of pay effec-
tive on that date and fu l instruc-
tions in relation to the rendering of
quarterly vouchers will be con-
tained in the supplement ot ‘.he
Postal Guide for September, 1912,
Vouchers of regular, temporary,
and substitute rural letter carriers
for service performed prior to Sep-
tember 30, 1912, should be certi-
fied at the same rates as hereto-
fore.—Extract from letter to Post-
S. A. Pierce has arranged a colt
show for Saturday, September 7th,
and asks everyone owning colts
from his horse to bring them in at
4 p. m. on that day. First prize,
the season on a colt. Second
prize, half season.
M hat We Give Away.
In the average store you will find
neckties, collars, shirts, and other
articles of apparel for sale; in the
printing office you will find adver-
tising space for sale. You would
not think of entering one of those
stores and asking for a shirt or a
necktie; yet you will come to the
printer and not only ask for adver-
tisin space, but will be offended
and work overtime to hurt the
editor’s business if you do not get
the space you desire. You do not
stop to think that every inch of
space so given, in addition to pro-
viding you with valuable service,
actually costs the newspaper in
labor, ink, paper, type and printing,
a definite sum of money. You
think that we donate merely the
space; as a matter of fact we do-
nate good hard cash every time we
give a free advertisement, however
large or small.
This paper is liberal in giving
space to further the interests of our
schools, churches, and other public
institutions which are non-com-
mercial and are conducive to the
public welfare. We want no pay
for that; we ask merely that our
donation be appreciated. This is
not always done. For example:
A church may be getting up some
sort of entertainment. They" will
hire the hall and pay the regular
price for it, without a murmur.
They come to the printer and ask
him to print them some dodgers,
and kick if we charge them hall
price. Then they give the bili
poster the regular price for putting
them out, and also hand him a
couple of complimentary tickets.
Then they ask the printer to men-
tion their social in his paper, and
the next week Uiey will tell their
neighbors that the unappreciative
editor gave a colum write-up to a
wrestling match and only gave
their church entertainment two
sticks, They forget that the
wrestling match netted the news-
paper perhaps ten dollars or more.
In many towns a price has been
put upon every kind of publicity,
no matter what its object, and in
those towns we will wager that
such favors as the press does be-
stow are properly valued.
F. J. Widman gave the the Jour-
nal man some figures the first of
the week that confirm our faith in
alfalfa, and should give every far-
mer in the county reason to con-
sider the proposition of increasing
his alfalfa acreage.
In the spring and summer Mr.
Widman cut two tons of alfalfa
from his field, which he can sell
anytime at ten dolars per ton.
He then let the crop go to seed and
last week threshed three and a
half bushels per acre from the en-
tire field. This seed readily sells
for ten dollars per bushel. He
says there will be at least another
ton of hay from the last cutting.
This gi\es Mr. Widman thirty
dollars per acre for his hay and
thirtyfive dollars per acre for the
seed, or a total gross earning of
sixty-five dollars. The expense of
handling alfalfa is much less than
that of wheat or corn, or in fact
any other crop.
W e do not believe there is a
farmer in Grant county who can
boast of a greater return on his
labor and capital, unless it be some
who had better alfalfa. Many of
them who pinned their faith to
wheat or corn have lost all their
time and some money. Why not
grow more alfalfa.
—A very delightful party was had
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Miller last Monday evening in honor
of the birthday of their daughter.
Miss Nina. Quite a number of her
youug friends were present, and all
report a fine time.
For More Farm ■ Ponds”
With the finest kind of growing
weather for corn, kafir corn and
other fall crops, a big wheat and
oats crop harvested and the fad
plowing well under way in the
wheat belt, there is likely to come
to the farmers of the Southwest a
few weeks of comparative idleness
sometime in the early fall. With
the prospects of an excellent crop
of every sort of farm products in
most sections this time will be one
which many farmers will believe
they can afford to use for a short
vacation, but there will be many
more who will simply spend the
period of idleness “tinkering arounfi
To those who plan to virtually
idle away this time or respite from
farm work there is one suggest'• i
government students of the great
southwest would make and which
we would like to heartily second,
ihat is, take a few days and build
an artifical pond or lake somewhere
on the farm.
There is scarcely a farm in the
whole Southwest where a few days
work would not put up a dam sufli
cent to hold from half an acre to
several acres of water. Construct-
ed on plans wich the government
bureaus will only too gladly furnish
a dirt dam, requiring nothing but
the labor of construction, will last
indefinitely and be entirely satis-
It has been proven beyond rea-
sonable question that the country
which has the largest areas of
water will have the most rainfall.
Moisture attracts moisture, and the
water which is retained in the
country by this artifical means is
certain to more tiffin pay for the
ground it covers by the help it will
give to a country where shortage
of moisture is usually the chief
trouble of the farmer.
Government experts have stated
that if every quarter of section of
land in any country should have
at lead one acre of open water on
it, the rainfall in that section will
be materially increased. If this
be true, as seems reasonable, the
Southwest can make no better use
of the lull in farm work this fall
than by constructing dam for an
artifical pond and letting the rains
in winter and spring do the rest.—
Did He Mean Becker?
Pobyedonotseff, the eminent
Russian reactionary, said:
"Any vagabond babbler or uu-
knowledged genius, any enterpris-
ing tradesman, with his own money,
or with the money of others, may
found a newspaper. He may attract
a host of writers and feulletonists,
ready to deliver judgment on any
subject at a moment’s notice; he
may hire illiterate reporters to keep
him supplied with rumors and
scandals. His staff is then com-
plete. From that day he sits in
judgment on all the world, on min-
isters and administrators, on litera-
ture and art, on finance and in-
—Mrs. Joe Rothchild, who was litio
last week visiting her brother, N.
W. Patton, has gone to Wichita for a
visit with other relatives before re-
turning to her home in Dallas, Texas.
J. W. MALLORY
at Citizens State Bank, will re-
oeive all watch and jewelry re-
pairing left with him, and give
prompt and careful attention.
All work returned to him for
collection charges. All work
F. E. PIRTLE & CO.,
Jewelers and Music Dealers.
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