Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 35, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 12, 1913 Page: 2 of 8

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Farmer's Champion
i J. 8. SOULE Publlihsr
June 21-22 fceclnllst mlltig nt Okla-
homa Clly.
Kept. 2-Oct. 4Oklnlinm IMate Fnlr.
Oct. 26 Presidential election Mexico.
Wcnthorford Is offering 1C ccntn por
pint for flics.
Norman litis dedicated a public parK
to tho ii8o of tho children.
Citizens of Old Jay propose to btilld
a concrete court housu by popular sub-
scription. According to tho Alva Times tho
bug world is holding a macs meeting
it) that city.
New kirk Is to hnvo a "whlto way"
nnd nun tho money ready to pay for
it when completed.
Tho Poncu Courier says a Kny coun-
ty farmer has wheat six feet high and
tho heads are well filled.
A Hastings farmer wna run over by
a hinder; ono lung was pierced by a
guard. Ho will recover
Tho I'ntils Valloy Free l.anco wants
a municipal ordinnnco passed declar-
ing bill collectors n nuisance
Tho Kcnotlck Dispatch boasts that
every business man In Kcncllck car-
rics an advertisement In that paper.
Tho Oago Hcpubllcnn-Hocord tells
of neighbors who put In fifty acres of
cropo for a friend whoso horses wore
A Rrynn county man on tho ovo of
his trial for murder dropped a double-
barreled shotgun and blew oft ono of
his feet.
Natlcllo and hla band havo been en-
gaged to furnish tho music for tho
Seventh Annual Oklahoma Stato Fair
and Exposition.
Oklahoma's faino ns a land of oppor-
tunities has traveled far. An Alaska
man writes to Tahlcquah wanting to
know about tho bqotlegglng business.
Tho Hastings Herald says that a
Jesso James show visited tho town
and that after the James boys had for
two hours robbed banks and trsliiB
The Miami Record-Herald tolls of a
local citizen who was a rldor in tho
ponyy express servlco of tho Wells-
Fargo company betweon California
and Oregon.
Editor of Pauls Valley Democrat
boasts of having tho largest water-
melons In tho Btato with ono excep-
tion. Tho only ones larger aro of tho
ilzo of hen's eggs.
Tho Coalgato Leader lolls of a sher-
iff who for tho purposo of collecting
$0000 taxes levied on a freight train
that pulled Into tho depot. Hu got
a promlBo but no money.
Tho Vlnlta Chieftain tolls of light-
nlng striking n rcsldenco and ripping
up tho floor at tho head and foot of
tho bed but doing no injury to tho
occupants of tho bed.
Hoosevolt soys ho novor drinks ex-
cept on tho ndvlso of physlclnns and
tho (luthrln Loadur calls attention to
tho fact that ho keeps llvo doctors
around him when away front home.
An exchange calls local mothers' at-
tentlon to thu danger of their children
bocomlng lost in tho high weeds of
tho town nnd starving to death buforo
rescue parties may And thum.
Tho Tulsa Democrat Is authority for
tho statement that over ono thousand
oil and gas wells aro now being drilled
in thu Tulsa fluid and that over twen-
ty thousand havo been drilled.
The Hutlcr Herald Is calling tho roll
on tho business men of tho town try-
ing to seperato tho sheep from tho
goats slnro tho Janitor of tho com-
mercial club lighted up tho room for
a meeting and no ono appeared.
Tho Guthrie Lender doesn't toku any
atock In tho report that citizens of
Choctaw county nro making liquor
with tho use of water. It says thoso
people aro iiccuiitnmod to swallowing
powder and then u lighted match for
a chaser.
To keep fiom being scooped on n
wedding story It had evidently agreed
to suppress until after tho mairlago
look place the Pone.a City Democrat
ran on advance story which without
mentioning names gavo tho strpet ad-
dress of tho contracting parties.
A band of sharpers recently went
through Pawneo county victimizing
farmers of $2(in each soiling county
rights on an alleged farm necessity.
Kansas Is gotllng ready to send out
Its annual call for harvest hands and
an exchange retnurks there Is a lot ot
good material around Ita town that the
call be it ever so loud will never
The new Instructor In civil engi-
neering In the University of Oklo-
noma n annul for appointment by
President Urooks la Frank L. Weavor
pf Washington D. 0
It 'Was When She and Will Ta-
t bor Made Up
Wo nil looted upon Llhby Arllss as
an oiu main aosuruiy uiu nimouBn
her ngo could not havo been more
than thirty-five. Hut after her mother
died sho ceased to go about much in
our village society J and by tho tlmo
she was out ot mourning sho had set
tled down Into n lonely llfu In her lit-
tie homo. Sho had u lino gnrdon nnd
wo boys and girls used to steal her
pears nndjmock at her when sho camo
out and threatened us.
"I'd ilkclto get even with MIbb Llbby
for being so mad about our taking her
wormy old pears" said Stovo Marks
tho "bad boy" of tho village.
Nuno of us liked Llbby. Sho was
certainly ns sour as thoso early Hart-
letts that wo used to tako with thu
rnoroi gusto because wo know that our
discovery would let loosa a storm ot
imprecation on our heads. That was
how wo camo i to concoct tho lovo let
Why wo hit upon William Tnbor 1
can't qutto remember. Tho Tabors
and onco been the most respected
family In our village but William war
wild when ho was a young man nnd
wentxWest returning broken down in
hcnlth a year or two before I think
somo ono suggested that ho had been
Llbby's beau long before when sho
was a .pretty girl In thu wldo-Blccvcd
gowns then In fashion and did her
plentiful hair in a Jar handle Hut
BlncuVho had come back ho bad never
to our knowcldge visited at Llbby's
house and If ho had done so villago
gossip would certainly havo found it
Thrco of tho high school scholars
concocted tho letter. It ran llko this:
"My Dearest William:
"May I dare I. ono whom tho world
calls a sour old maid avow to you
something against which I havo fought
for many months in vain? William 1
lovo you! There I havo avowed It
Coming at Breakneck Speed.
and you cannot guesa how shrinking-
ly I wrlto down thoso words which
my hand Is powerless to stay. I love
you and now I havo told you all.
Tho rest 1b with you.
Yes It was n gem of composition
and elicited screams of laughter
among ub all. Only ono girl protest-
ed. "I think It's a mean shame" Bald
Sylvia Temple turning upon us. "It
must bo Just awful to bo an old maid."
"Perhaps It will bring Wllllnm to
tho point though" I suggested and
that gave ub an Idea. Why not Bend
Llbby a lettor by tho samo post? No
sooner thought of than nctcd upon.
Wllllam'B letter ran In this way:
"My Dearest Llbby Arllss:
"Uecauso my tongue Is weak and
falters In your presence I would fain
wrlto down tho words 1 long to say to
you. Llbby I lovo you. May I call
to sco you and tell you of tho fatal
passion which you Insplro In my
hctrt? WILLIAM TAHOn."
Wo dropped theso epistles Into tho
letter box and waited with bntod
breath metaphorically speaking. Wo
didn't know whom to watch but final-
ly decided that It would certainly bo
William who would go to Llbby and
not Llbby who would visit William.
So having calculated that ho might
bo expected to arrive tho following
afternoon wo ensconced ourselves
eomo half a dozen ot us behind the
hedge across tho road and waited.
Presently wo saw euro enough Mr.
Tabor's buggy coming at breakneck
speed dow u tho road In a cloud of dUBt
Ha pulled In tho horse outaldo the
gate and hitched it to the fence. Then
be got out and went In walking very
quickly. Ho rang the bell and Mlta
Llbby camo to tho door.
Hut I had uevcr aeea Miss Ubby
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look as she did then. All the sourness
had gone out of her face and she waa
dressed liko a young girl In that ab-
surd old-fashioned dress with the
hanging sleeves. Tlicro was color in
her checks too nnd bho was smiling.
And as sho stood there looking nt
him and smiling up nt him ha
took her In his arms nnd kissed her.
That was enough for us. Wo wero
all thoroughly Reared. We took to
our hcclsnnd ran ns hard as wo could
go. Wo "couldn't go nnywhero after
rcnchlng tho village without attract-
ing attention bo wo separated and
went to our homos.
"Well lady Otero's nows In tho vil-
lage" said my father when ho camq
homo that night.
"I know dear" said my mother
smiling. "Llbby Arllss nnd Will Ta-
bor hnvo made up ngaln."
"Trust a woman for finding out
theso things" my fnther said. "Well.
I'd always hoped It would eomo to
pass but I nover thought It would be
In Just thnt wny. It seems that sho
had written him a lctto" two years
ago when ho returned and he found
it unopened yesterday evening
among n lot of old papers that his fa-
ther left."
"Oh no" I blurted out; "Bho wroto
to him yesterday nnd ho wroto to her.
At least I mean "
"What do you mean?" Inquired my
father sternly. "How do you know
about theso things?"
"Oh I sort of guessed I suppose" I
nnswered blushing.
Tho next morning I met Stovo
Marks and ho caught mo by tho wrist.
"What do you think?" ho exclaimed
Indignantly. "Sylvia '"omplo has Just
confessed that thoso letters never
renched them nt all."
"Whdt? Why?" I shouted.
"Ilccauso sho sneaked back to tho
post ofllco after wo had gone and
fished them out with a piece of stick
with a fish hook In the end nnd tore
them up that's why."
"Then how did it happen?" I asked
for my father's explanation did not
seem qulto true.
"I'm blessed If I know" ho an-
swered scratching his head nnd at
that moment who should come along
but Miss Llbby herself. Sho looked
ten years younger nnd sho smiled so
prettily sho gave mo qulto a scara.
"So you boyB know all about It 1
see" sho said when wo blurted out
our congratulations. "I can't begin to
tell you how happy I am and and
well I guess l'vo been a pretty crab-
bed sort of woman for n long time
llut now 1 want you all to eomo into
ray garden this afternoon and pick as
many pears ns you can carry away.
They'ro Just about ripe."
Well you could havo knocked mo
down with a feather for I had had
thoso pears on my mind all day.
"Pooh thnt's nothing!" said Sylvia
when I asked her opinion. "It's Just
what my mother calls mental sugges-
tion. Don't you see? Wo imagined
those letters nnd wo Imagined tho
pears aud both came true."
nut tho pears wero certnlnly tine.
I did nil sorts ot Imagining after that
and somo of It camo true nnd some
didn't Tho best thing that enmo truo
was when I imagined that Sylvia and
I wero sweothcarts.
(Copyright 1313 by W. O. Chapman.)
Violin and Vloloncetyo Both Extremely
Sensitive to Changing Atmos-
pheric Conditions.
Tho violin and violoncello aro most
scnsltlva to atmospheric conditions
nnd suffer from ntmospherlc varia-
tions quite aH much as the tender vo-
cal cords of tho singer.
Thoso .who havo attempted to raako
tho violin nn ornament by hanging It
upon tho wall hnvo had reason to ro-
pont taking such n liberty. Tho vio-
lin loses Its varnish and grndunlly Its
pitch and timbre. Tho artificial heat of
rooms In winter makes Its tono rau-
cous when It docs not oblltorato It en-
tirely. Metal cases morocco covered nro
equally unfit for It A strong well
varnished woodon cast) oven though
It bo not especially nttrnctlvo to tho
eye suits the susceptibilities of thu
violin much better. Cortnln qualities
sometimes unsuspected In tho wood
play nn Importnnt part In tho falsifi-
cation of notes causing progressiva
Thero wns a tlmo when manufactur-
ers npplled to their product several
coats of "paint" I. o. a concentrated
solution of bichromate of sodium pot-
ash in boiling water. Tho wood soon
acquired a yellow tono nnd under tho
action of lights after drying tho color
darkened nnd took on tho aspect of
tho very old pnlnt.
For commercial purposes this was
ntl very well but what happened to
tho purchaser was that as Boon as ho
begbti to uso bis Instrument exposed
to tho light tho bichromate worked on
tho gelatin which tho manufacturer
employed to color tho wood and pre-
vented the penetrating of tho varnish
whllo somo element In tho bichromate
of soda was converted Into stone. The
violin Buffcrod petrification which Im-
peded Its tones and restore it sae-
lew. Harpers Wsafelf. )
No Cause to Complain of Lack of
Variety In Children's Dreaaea
This Season Simplicity ins
Certainly no ono will have cause to
complain of nny lack of variety In
children's frocks this senson. They
aro ns original nnd show as much In-
dividuality as thoso designed for their
t-rocK and bash tor a Small Girl.
elders. There is no restriction ns to
material and as to design both tho
coat dress and the long walsted ef-
fects aro nbout equally popular. Frills
and fluffy ruffles do not seem to bo-
long to tho children of nowadays tho
smartness of their frocks being at-
tained through good lines and sim-
plicity though not necessarily severe-
ly. An effectivo design for a small girl
Is hero sketched. A telling point In
its favor is that it slips on like a coat
buttons down one side and Is belted
In loosely with a soft crushed Bash
which In Its treatment forma the
feature of tho frock. Whlto eponge
or ratine Is used cut In one piece
from neck to hem. Tho opening down
tho left sldo Is curved from under
the collar nnd has tho lower corners
rounded oft leaving a very short
notch In the skirt. Tho sleeves aro
long and easy flttlng set Into dropped
nrmholcs under a corded scam. Uluo
if tan colored ratine may bo used for
tho round turned back collar and
cuffs with the buttons along tho side
opening to match or It may bo loft
all white. A nine-Inch width of mes-
snllno will bo hotter nnd softer than
ribbon for the inBh which Is tied
loosely nbout tho waist with ono end
run through the eyelet In front nnd
knotted under the opening.
Tho light lncos- shadows nnd so on
nro tho kinds promised for s'prlng.
A tailored shirtwaist of whlto silk
brocado is worn with tho carefully
tailored suit.
Somo of tho now negllgeos aro so
sheer that It la necessary to wear a
soft finished loom) blip undergarment.
Somo of tho now est veils hnvo hexa-
gon meshes nnd hand run borders
tho borders to bo worn high on the
A pretty boudoir robe Is of n shell
pink charmeuso with a half glrdlo of
turquolso bluo velvet holding It in
Lingerie frocks of ombroldored not
batiste vollo or crepe havo broad
girdles of silk or satin. Frequently
this touch of color Is repeated at tho
Striped materials are extensively
used for street costumes; and a Pa-
quln model of grny and brown ribbed
material Iwb n modified boloro Jacket
with rovers collar and cuffs of brown
and whlto checked silk.
Young girls nro wearing long nar-
row Btrnw hnts trimmed with ribbon
rtrctched In two widths ncroBa the
crown from tho front and extending
out behind In two loops. A tiny bunch
of bright flowers Is placed In the
Awning Choice.
In selecting tho awning cloths
jrecn and white Is tho best color and
la always effectivo against a greater
number of paint than any other
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Handkerchiefs for This Saaaon Art
'Dainty and Msny Original De-
signs Ars Sssn.
All Is nstlr In the handkerchief mar
ket. New samples are being received
lines for roadmen arranged and plans
completed for tho coming season. As
usual absoluto novel Ideas aro few and
far between but tha desired element
of novelty la found In now and clever
interpretations of old motlfa.
Tho ono corner Idea continues to
hold tho center of attraction. The
features of this season's productions
nro daintiness ot tho designs and their
careful arrangement bo as to extend
up Into tho body of tho handkerchief
instead of spreading out at each aide
as In former seasons.
Ono-slded designs aro again In evi-
dence nnd will find favor by adding
tho splco of variety.
Tho Longfellow Initial won such
widespread favor last season that its
position In this season's lines Is prac-
tically secure Many new Lonfeltow
designs nro shown surrounded by
elnborato decorations but tho simpler
daintier effects will havo first place In
popular esteem.
The oriental initials which made
their nppcaranco last spring ara again
featured and as tho oriontal Influence
Is pronounced In women's wear they
should And even greater favor than
ever beforo.
Tho usual big movement In slmplo
Initial handkerchiefs both script nnd
blocked Is expected. Tho dainty un-
decorated letters aro Indlcntcd for a
slight prcferenco ovor tho decorated
ones. Among tho daintiest Initialed
numbers aro thoso finished with a tiny
Armenian lnco edgo. Dry Goods Economist
In the Nursery.
Ono of tho handiest articles a young
mother can hnvo In tho house is a
low hall tree which should be cut
down to bo only three or four feet
high nnd will bo ono of tho most con-
venient pieces of furniture for on It
can ho slipped tho littlo long dresses
and petticoats which aro most con-
venient when always within reach.
Then It Is a good way to air tho littlo
articles that eomo from the laundry.
Old China Rlvlved.
A rovlvnl ot old china tho original
of which nn Importer saw In a Dresden
museum has led to a cross-stitch em-
broidery to match Its design; tho em-
broidery of course appears on tho
table Bets which aro to be used with
tho china. The cubist noto in the dec-
oration accounts for tho popularity
of these.
Smart Negligee.
Embroidered crashes and printed""
linens aro tho smartest maturlals for
men's negligee shorts. A whlto or
natural ground is best and tho neat
detached flxurcs aro In strong colors
such as brick tangerine brown and
applo green.
Lemon-colored charmeute covered
with black mallne. Waist and yoke
of Bklrt trimmed with heavy dtttHsss
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Soule, J. S. Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 35, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 12, 1913, newspaper, June 12, 1913; Elgin, Oklahoma. ( accessed May 21, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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