Farmers' Champion (Elgin, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 11, Ed. 1, Wednesday, December 30, 1914 Page: 4 of 4
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Happy New Year.
Tomorrow is the last day of
the year 1914. Fridny is the
first day of the year 1015. As
the eld year departs it naturally
leads our thoughs back to what
we have done during the past
year food or bad.
We can remember how one
year !go we made all kinds of
raeelutiom that we "wouldn't
eo" so and so and that we
"would do" so and so but now
that the year has closed can we
look backand truthfully say "I
bare fulfilled every resolution?"
But however be that as it
may let us not stop to cry over
apllt iMIk but let bygones be by-
gones past J'tllures be past ones;
and get up on Jan. 1st and make
mv reaetations to do better dur-
iag the aext year than we have
la the put. If one per-
i and keeps on trying and
trytaf ; netting but success can
be ike reward.
We ell remember the story of
tee spider which resolved to
feaesr a' certain place highr than
ft veed eVeV-beea before and it
la try'seveit times before it
He should wo be.
We should resolve each year to
taJhtghei' than we haveevir
eaa beforeand thin be willing
te try area esven'times to reach'
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rJCltAMHoto' wished every-
one.! adaro(lri(f our communi
ty a Happy rind Prosperous New
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iair ana mm an may mane me
year 1915 a pleasant and 'profit-
able bat and one of the best for
the'towa of Elgin.
. Strtastg Castas. .a
It Seefcs a strange custom that
women-should Wear large ha'a
and keep them bn in public1 build-
ings tail places'df worship'irhile
the' Men wear sma'fY flats and re-
iueie them In such' plk'cVs. ;".
The wemen Wear longhair and
have considerable protection to
heir heads from the cold blasts
of Wihte'r'and the scorching sum-
RMr'iun while many of the men
have bald heads' and no protec-
tion whatever to the extremes of
But ' be it custom as It atay
W wiah Yaw napasaaas
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Oar aim throughout the year 1914 has been ta serve yoii
to tka bast of our ability witb the largest celiection of seas-
anable merckandise and the Meet reaeonaple prices possible
is aaeoraaaee witi good quality. Our aim the eoming year
will be to atfrva you even better to assemble our great for-
est and brief to each Individual ia southwest Oklahoma a
eaiMwertky of your aatronaare and pride.
'' rft.$ are aaw located la our great building covering more
' Jkm JetiMe taa floer apace used by any store in this section.
XWHst Mat Isayiaff power we are able to offer values unmatch
A' Wfcaa la Lawton you areeerdially invited to make thia
2' yaajrtMaisjMartera where ever convenience fer your pleas-
' jam aa eMVaaieaee ia ezteadei.
1 Tin tiilall isMaaeisa al keKee' raaaV ta wear far-
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here's ond that is going to kep
hi bald spot covered as much as
possible for ' the benefit of his
own fciecetth and others can do
as they please.
The seat of war will need a lot
of patching after this struggle
la over. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Whatsoever a man seweth
tnat shall he also rip.
MISSIVES FROM MISTLETOE
Old Santa arrived arrived with
a bang and a clatter and found
the folks in this beat jubilant
and joyful over the "Great white
way" that hud preceded him
Christmas eve. We as a peace
loving people greatly appreciated
Buch a quiet but patriotic yule
tide rejoicing in the fact that
our only battles were snow-fights
and our only dum-dums snow-
balls. A crowd of Chrismas joyful
folks spent the feast day nt Tom
Sperlings and partook of a boun-
tiful supply of esculent edibles
which swayed and caused to
groan the fe.rfne board.
The Richardsons. sons daugh
ters and grandchildren of Uncle
Tom met at his home Christmas
and took cognizance of the ann-
ual dinner there.
C. A. Sperling and family at-
their holiday dinner at home.
their anticipated visit to Tom
Sperling's being prevented by
the serious illness of their
Tom and Jim Lake were visit
ed this Christmas by their broth-
er and family from Woodward
Jess Townley and A. B. Sperl-
ing took a big hunt Saturday
and bagged 20 of the feathered
friends of the farmer together
with some rabbits.
Our much esteemed friend and
neighbor Joe Carter left for his
future residence in St. Joe Mis-
souri last Monday.
We are pleased to learn that
Tom Spencer is moving back on
his farm h"re where he former-
ly lived. He expects to leave
Kansas this -week.
Young. Short k- pioneer citizen
of Lawton died Tuesday even-
Ted Kelley a hoy at Lawton
had his left hnnd bndlv injured
while playing with dynamite
. Howard the little child of G.
Mv Coffin is very sick with pneu-
monia RiU.Bnrk6r'of routo3i8mov
ingithis week onto route 1.
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tflll OKLA. FAMI'1 CHAMfI01
HAT ON'S UH '
OVEN A MILLION AND A HALF
WOMEN WORK AS FARM HANDS
IN THE UNITED STATES
Our government norer faced 10 tra-
mcndnui a problem aa that now (ring
dormant at the doom of control nd
thn teglilaturea and which when
aroused will abnke tbla nation from
crnter to circumference and make
civilization hide Its face '.n dliame.
That problem In women In the Held.
The lait federal ccniua rpporto
ahow we now have 1014000 women
working In the field most of them
nouth of the Mason and Dixon line.
There were approximately a million
negro Blavea working In the fields
when llbrrntcd br the emancipation
proclamation. We havo freed our
ilavea and our women have tn!;en
their places In bondage. Wo hava
broken the rhnckles off the negroes
and welded thorn upon our daughters.
The Chaln-Gano; of Civilisation.
A million women In bondage' in the
itouthern fields form the chnln-gnng of
civilization the industrial tragedy
of tho age. There la no overseer quite
so cruel as that of unrestrained greed
no whip that slings like the lash of
suborned destiny and no auctioneer's
block quite so revolting aa that of or
The president of the United States
was recently lauded by thn press and
very properly so for suggesting medi
ation between the engineers and rail-
road managers in adjusting their
schedule of time and pay. The engi-
neers threatened to strike if their
wages were not Increased from ap-
proximately ten to eleven dollara per
day and service reduced from ten to
eight hours and a similar readjust-
ment of the overtime schedule Our
women are working In the field many
of them barefooted for less than 50
cents per day and their schedule is
the rising sun and the evening star
and after the day's work is over they
milk the cows slop tho hogs and rock
the baby to sleep. Is anyone mediat-
ing over tholr problems and to whom
shall they threaten a strike?
Congress baa listened approvingly
to those who toll at the forge and be-
hind the counter and many of our
statesmen have smiled at tho threats
and have fanned the flame of unrest
mong industrial laborers. Tltit wom-
en are as surely the final victims or
Industrial -warfare as' they are (he
burden-bearers In the war betwVen na-
tions and thoro wno arbitrate and
"odlnte the differences between cnpl-
tul and tabor should not forget that
when the expenses of any industry or
orwecefrarlly Increased society ffjots
the bill by drafting a new consignment
of women from the home to the Held.
Pinch no Crumb From Worr.sn'a Crust
Nn financial award can bo mndo
Mlthnut someone footing the bill nnd
we commend to those wbo nccpt the
responsibility of tho distribution of In-
dustilal Justice tho still small voice of
the woman In tho field as she pleads
for mercy and wo beg that they pinch
no crumb from her crust of bread or
put mother patch upon her ragged
We beg that thoy listen to the
scream of horror from tho eagle on
every Amerlcnn dollar that is wrung
from the brow of tolling women and
hear the Goddess of Justice hlns nt a
verdict that Incrc.wa the want of
woman to satisfy the greed of man.
Tho women behind the counter and
In the factory cry aloud for sympathy
and the press thunders out In their
defense and the pulpit pleads for
mercy but how nfeout the woman in
the field? Will not these powerful
exponents of husaan rights turn their'
talent energies and Influence to her
mjlef? Will the Goddess of Liberty
enthroned at Washington hold the cal
loused hand and soothe the feverish
brow of her sex who sows and reaps
the natlon'a harvest or will she permit
the male of the species to shove
women weak nnd weary from the
bread-line of Industry to the back al-
leys of poverty?
Women and Children first.
The census enumerators tell us that
ofthol.B14.000 women who work in the
fields as farm hands 409000 are six-
teen years of age and under. What la
the final destiny of a nation whose fu-
ture mothers spend their girlhood days
behind the plow pitching hay and
hauling manure and what is to become
of womanly culture and refinement
that grace the home charm society
and enthuse man to leap to glory In
noble achievements If our daughters
are raised In the society of the ox and
the companionship of the plow?
In that strata between tha ages ef
sixteen and forty-Sve are 150000 wom-
en working as farm kands and awwy
of them with suckling babes tug-
ging at their teraaata m drenched
la aenplrallM tkay wieM tan scythe
Miss Edna Putnoy was in Ok-
lahoma City Sunday.
K. V. Holier was a passenger
to Lawton Monday.
O. H. Putney Jr. was a call-
er in Cyril Saturday.
J. H. Hansen was in Fletcher
Thursday on business
Any Stone was in Lawton Sat
urday having dental work done.
R. J. Murphy returned Thurs
day morning from a business
trip to Lawton.
Jesse Cable entertainer audi
torium Thursday night aum.
10c and 20c.
D. E. McAnaw and wife left
Thursday morning on a trip to
H. P. Wettengel is at Grecns-
burg Knn. called by theserious
illness of his mother.
miss Jipsey Braddy visited
with her parents over Christinas
Perley R. Bennett was in Law-
ton Saturday receiving treat-
ment for his hearing.
Hear Cable at the auditorium
Thursday night Dec. 31. Ad-
mission 10c und 20c.
Dr. L. H. Hilsmeyer left Sat
urday for a visit with daughters
at his old home Weleetka.
Dee 8tudyvin and wife loft
Wednesday evening for a visit
with relatives at Chattanooga.
Columbus Price and wife re-
turned Thursday from Lawton
and are now visiting at Sterling
Trnvia Montgomery of Mani-
tou cntne Saturday ftr visit
with friends and relatives herd.
The Elcrin boy Scouts header.
by Scoutmaster Willliite had a
big rabbit hunt on Christmas
T R Bennett nnd wife wont
to Lawlon Friday and from
there to Anadarko returning
Roy and Sam Cromer of'Pitts-
burjf. Kan. came Friday for a
visit with their mother Mrs. Ad
Jasper Carter and wife of
Sterling left here Thursday to
spend Christmas with their son
at Ripley Okla.
For Rent-Good farm 1G0 ac-
res good improvements. 2 1-4
mi es east of Elgin. See Mrs. S.
E. Cramer in Elgin or phone 7
Jesse F. Cable and 4 helpers
of Fletcher will again give an
entertainment at the auditorium
Thursday night Dec. 31 admis-
sion 10c and 20c.
Chas. White arrived here
Thursday from Oregon for a vis-
it with relatives. He save he
struck several different kinds of
temperature on the way.
J. Fitzgerald and wife return-
ed here Thursday from Chicago
UK having been called by the
serious illness of his sister. They
report her aa being no better.
Help get the Piano for the
Methodist church by cotning.out
and hearing the Cable Entertain-
ers at the auditorium Thursday
night Dec. 81. Admission lOe
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Where Would You Be I
I7 T .? ?
Sheuld your house or barn
yours? Buildings gene up 1m smoke Mvkite af Mfe
time foac no money to rebuilt! tkest where) ye wtt
be at? Get soma insurance protection al eee ia Jm
Home Insurance Co. or tka Columbia Fire UsvaW-
writers so you will be safe anil can sleep peacefully
H. P. Wettengel
a -- a a n r 1 n t t .ae.a.nJ tfjt a a A.
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G. W. Temple and son Forrest
were here todpy oa business.
J! P. Kennemur and wife of
Lawton were visiting here Sun-
day. Mrs. J. Fitzgerald and Master
Athel Stone were callers in Ok-
lahoma City Tuesday.
A. E. Hamilton left this morn-
ing for Alfa Okie. where be
has been employed.
Don't fail to hear Jesse Cable
on the "Old Ministrel" at the
auditorium Thursday night.
Carl Errickson and wife of
Enid returned to their home Sat
urday after a visit with rela
Miss Jodie Wiggins is at home
flu's week her school at Stony
Point having one week's vaca
Next Saturday. Joe Wolf The
Reliable Clothier of Lawton
starts his Big January Sale Bar
gains for everybody. adv.
On aceount of the fnelement-
weather on Christtmas Eve the
Stony Point school did not have
its tree on that evening.'-
Joe Wolf Lnwton's Lending
Clothier starts his Big Sale next
Saturday. It will PAY you to
come to Lawton for this sale.adv
Prof. J. H. Harrison and wife
of Cyril are visiting here this
week. Their school;1 has one
week vacation for Christmas.
James Eads and wife returned
Tuesday from a visit in differ-
ent parts of Missouri. They re-
turned a week earlier than they
expected to on account of Mr.
Eads poor health.
Has Sued Constitution.
The Lawton News btought suit
in Comanche County District
Cout t Tuesday against the Law-
ton Constitution and John N.
Shepler for damages which s-
mounts to the sum of 910000.
The News is edited by'Judge C.
C. BiacK of Lawton.
The News alleges that the
Constitution edited by John N.
Shepler on the 11th day of De-
cember did falsely wickedly
and maliciously publish an ar-
ticle that attended to deprive
hthe News of public confidence
and to injure its business and
The amountjprayed for is $8000
ror actual damages done and
95000 for punitive di
ins the total $10000.
For Rent 160 acre imoroved
faam 100 acres in cultivation I
miles from Marlow Okla Fer
terms se Mrs. Anna Reich II
yj as ee it
Irani weals) the let alba X
The Departateat ef Agrieai-
ture estimates the 1914 cotton
crop nt 16B0000 bales. Tkie
is tka largest production ia the
history of the.cottea iadustry;
The 1911 crop held the reeeri
to theipreseat year with a pro-
duction ef 16990701 bake. It
la estimated that there ie at least
two million bales in the Eeld
much of it deserted by discour-
aged farmers which will probab-
ly never be gathered. "
The 1914 crop also ranxaa-
mong the largest In production
per area averaging 208 pouada
per acre and reaches the low
water mark in price. The price
officially estimated for the 19U
crop is 6 cents per pound against
an average priee ef 12 cents oar
pound in 1918 ad a reduction
ef 182 pounds per acrt."
Jesse Townter'ef rodte lea-
tertained the young folks of that
vicinity on last Saturday-night. .
M. L. Porter of mate 2 gavt m
social Tuesday evening.""
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Chas N. Brown visfted plis.
friends at Waukoasts over Christ J
man ' "' "
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work. Priesa reaaowabU.
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