The Okarche Times. (Okarche, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, November 26, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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is No Better
Than NOW to get in line for that SUIT and OVER-
COAT. The stock is being reduced very fast and will close
the clothing department before our original date of Feb. 1st.
Therefore it is to your interest to come early if you want to
take advantage of this FACTORY COST sale.
REMEMBR: Every Suit and i jj
• Overcoat Goes at Just What It Cost Us.
By or before Feb. 1st we will positively have every suit and
overcoat for man or boy out of this house. From that time
on, we will make your Clothes to your order.
MONEY BACK IF YOU WANT IT.
105 SoutH BicKford Street, E.1 Reno, OKla i
THE OKARCHE TIMES
d. H. ROYER. PuauaMan.
Entered tn the PootofHce at Okarche in 1892
as second-class matter, under act of Congress
of March3. 1879.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
A representative of the Oklahomii
News was In town Tuesday forenoon
In the interest of his paper. He hsg
never had a very great circulation in
this part of the state and has been
unable to cope with the Oklahoman
in that respect.
George Woodruff and family moved
here from Peoria, 111. and have rent-
ed the property formerly owned by O.
P. Aulbach. They have bought the
Daniel Woodruff farm southwest of
town and will live In town until they
can build a house and barn.
Miss Georgia Kidd lias been elected
the delegate from Kingfisher college
to the Y. M. C. A. convention whleh
is to be held at Kocheater, New York,
on the 27th of December, by the vol-
unteer student movemeut. All the
colleges of the state will be represent-
ted luthls convention and will goon a
The foreman of the bridge gang,
which Is to be put In the steel bridges
east of town, arrived here Tuesday
morn! >g and seemed to have some
trouble to get men enough to get his
cars unloaded. After he had made
the rounds of the town a couple times
and had secured only one or two men,
he was heard to ask If all the men
here were mlllionalrs and did not
need to work.
Bought a Mitchell.
Dr. Wolff has bought a thirty horse
power Mitchell roadster for use In his
medical practice. The machine Is ex-
pected to arrive the latter part of this
The hrm of Meyer fk Beard dissolved
partnership several months ago. All
persons Indebted to the old firm will
please call at once and make settle-
ment. These accounts must be settled
before December 1.
P. A Meyer
Hilly was speaking In strict confi-
dence to a friend.
You know the kind of girl I mean—
tall, stately, dark, neck curving grace-
fully forward out of a sheathy, shim-
mery collar to give the head, sur-
mounted with hair that's all her own,
Just the right poise—the kind of girl
you like to walk behind down the
theater aisles on a flrat night. Just far
enough behind to hear the regular
flrst-nighterg' murmurs of apprecia-
“Well, that's Louise.
"As for Betty, Louise’s sister—well,
you didn't notice that she was short
and Juet a little too stout after you'd
bees talking to her for live minutes
aud really got to know her as Fred
and I know her.
"You know Fred. He and I have
been so close to each other for years
that we've paHaed the stage where It
matters when one has a little leas
money than the other at the end of
the week. It all goes Into the com-
"So It happened that when Fred
called up Friday afternoon and sug
gested a show and supper that night
with Louise and Hetty 1 was just $3.80
strong, but willing We were hav-
ing dinner early and were Just In the
midst of It when the telephone bell
rang frantically and Fred called over
the wire thnt the girls had been shop-
ping and we were to meet them down-
town for dinner. Hut at that it was
all right for 1 thought Fred would
have enough to settle the dinner bill.
As for the theater, 1 bad one pair of
tickets on call at the box office, and
an extra pair beside them would only
set us back three dollars more, so I
"It wasn't until Frwd slipped me the
danger signal on a card underneath
the table that 1 began to get nervoua.
" Tm here with four. How aro you
"1 flashed hack: 'Three and a half.*
"Figure It out for yourself: Sevea
and a half against two hungry maids
and a pair of show tickets- -and we
Jaat had to oat The waltar loomed
obsequiously hut aono thv We* omi-
nous orsr aa and—
"Wail, l-outse wasn't hungry, aha
aald A few frogs' legs would do—and
maybe a cup of ooffnw. though ahe did
o't oare much for either, alia was only
ordering to he sociable.
"BLit >r sa d tar us to go ahead and
order -aha wanted to study the hill
"FVed tpoke for an oyater cocktail
Really, that wag all fee wanted, aa
he' had a lunch about 4:3<J. Talk about
lying like i\ gentleman! That boy was
"As for myaelf, I could say honestly
—and did—that I'd had something be-
fore I left the house and some toast
and coffee would do.
Just then Betty got Into the game.
She said: Tm hungry. I'm going to
have some clams, a steak, potatoes
au gratln, celery and some—’
"The rest was blank to me.
“As for Fred, the last expression I
have of him was one of utter and
hopeless dejection—wilted down into
his chair, his hands thrust deep in
his pockets and his chin sunk in his
"He came back Just long enough to
tell the waiter that he'd 'better make
that two orders of toast and coffee'—
•hat It was 'too early in the season
"Fred settled the cheek and
added the half-dollar I slipped
him as a tip This reduced our Joint
capital after tha show was over to
the biggest silver quarter you ever
“I told the girls that Fred had to
get to work early in the morning and
as it was a 50-mlnute ride out to Kv-
anston I would go home with them
"Just as I had said 'good night' at
the door Betty called to me to phone
Fred that he atilt had her pocket book
In his pocket—would he please send
It out by messenger In the morning?
"Fred answered the phene himRelf
when I delivered the message. He
was laughing, a cold, bitter laugh
"‘Yas, I sent H as soon as I got
down In the morning.' be said 'Hut
that isn't the worst of It! Billy, do
you know how much that girl had In
long, sleek, crisp yollow backs—and
in my pocket all that time’ Kighty
cold dollars 1 And Just to think—’
"His emotions overcame him then
and be quit talking."
Under the River
By HAROLD CARTER
Under the ooze and slime of tie
river bed, far beneath the hulls of the
great ships that lay at anchor in the
middle of the stream. O’Donovan and
Healy fought out their quarrel.
O'Donovan had taken Kata's photo-
graph from his overalls ostentatiously
and kissed it, looking the while Insult-
ingly toward his former friend and
conquered rival In the fight for the
girl's favor. Then he had laid by his
overalls again and squared bis naked
shouidara te tha spade. This was tha
Instant when Healy sprang on him
from behind as a panther springs
They had no knives, and they could
only cling to one another and batter
each other's faces jvith their fists.
They fought alone within the narrow
air-tight zone, out of the sight and
hearing of the rest of the gang.
In front of them the great shield
fitted snugly into the tunnel which it
had made, and all around oozed the
gray slime, kept from overwhelming
them only by the force of the com-
pressed air, a wall that wavered under
the pressure, sometimes seeming to
advance and then to recede again, and
filtering Into small waves that coiled
round their feet as they stumbled
backward and forward In that wild
At length the fight was over. Healy
tripped over the car tracks, and a mo-
ment later O'Donavan had flung him
face downward into the muddy pool.
He stood over him with his fists
clinched, his face distorted and the
muscles leaping at every movement
under the bronzed skin. But Healy
lay there moaning faintly. He had
Suddenly faint shouts were heard
from the midst .of the tunnel and tha
muffled ringing of the alarm bell.
O'Donovan looked round in panic.
The walls were advancing, walls of
slimy, grav-green ooze-viscld, clammy
and foul walls of river mud that wav-
ered and broke and trembled as the
feeble power of the compressed atr
retained them, and- then swept for-
ward tn a shuddering tidal wave.
With one yell of horror O'Donovan
leaped forward toward the safety of
the tunnel. He ran on and on blindly,
ne longer a reasoning thing but aa
animal diivea by desperate instinct.
Tben far In the distance the faint light
of a bulb burst on bis eyes and distant
cries beoame audible. And "hea, re-
called to himself suddenly, he stopped.
Hs turned each way reaotutely Bead*
of sweat rolled down hts cheeks and
ha clasped his hands la aaguiak. Ha
breathed a prayer.
Then he went back. ffwfWy as be
had fled he ran. ankle-deep through
the soft mud that sucked at his feet,
striding and leaping over the granite
piles and excavations in desperate
haste to rraob the comrade whom he
had abandoned. And now the hiss of
the mud tide resounded In dreadful
gurgles through the hollow tunnel.
He was not an instant too soon.
The walls were closing together,
spurting before them long lava-llke
streams of slime waist-deep around
him. And Healy was standing hard
against the shield, clinging to it with
both hands, held as in a vise by the
O’Donovan caught his enemy by
the arms and heaved His broad back
strained and cracked beneath the ef-
fort. And slowly, very sloVly, the mud
yielded its victim. Inch by inch
O'Donovan dragged him, leaving a
wide furrow that instantly closed in
behind him, drawing hi3 half-con-
scious adversary toward the shelter of
the tunnel. •
With a roar like distant thunder the
walls leaped together and a big wave
came Tolling down on them. It bat-
tered against the roof behind them as
they ran, deluging them with liquid
grime and ooze; it roared behind
them, but faster still they hurried to-
wards safety, until at last they fell
exhausted at the tunnel entrance and
willing hands hauled them up the
When O'Donovan opened his eyes
and heard himself called a hero he
surprised himself by bursting Into
tears. Then he staggered to his feet
and went over to Healy.
"Take this," he said, passing a thin
place of cardboard into his hand "It's
you she loves, Tim. Sure, and I lied
. Miss E. L. Howard. Proprietor
rNPKH NSW M4NAOKMSKT SINCE SKPTMIBKlt 1, 1903
Traveling Men receive every attention and care. Sunday Dinners, a Soeoialty
Commercial Trade Solicited.
Rates: *2.00 a Day.
The Only Sample Room in Town
i— mb i ■ m mm »o mi-
Board by the Day or Week,
With or Without Rooms
Meals and Lunches at All Hours
! Confectionery, Ice Cream and Cold Drinks,
J ......Everything First-Class......
THE STANDARD HOUSE
JOHN W. FORD, Manager.
RATE: $1.00 a Day, Straight.
THOROUGHLY RENOVATED. UNDER NEW MANAGE-
MENT. GOOD SERVICE. YOUR PATRONAGE
I have bought the Doly Furniture Stock and will keep a
Complete line of Up-tcvDate Furniture. Rugs. Picture
Mouldings, Carpets, and Undertaking Goods, I can
supply you onything yeu want, at the RIGHT PRICE
Having bough the Farris Meat Market, I am
prepared to furnish you with any-
thing in the line of
Fresh and Cured Meats and
Market Price Paid for Hides
C. W. MEISTRELL
RYE FLOUR, RYE GRAHAM, BUCK-
GENUINE McALESTER COAL
OKarche Milling Company
_ PHONE NO. 15
* UNITED STATES ,
Land and Irrigation
• CHICAGO COLISEUM
November 20 to
December 4, 1909
j Will provide authoritative, graphic informa-
tion about the vast opportunities now open-
ing up in many State* for homeseekerj.
farmers and Investors.
There will be exhibits of the wonderful
fruits of virgin soil from all sections.
Elaborate panoramas will show what is
being done to irrigate, drain and cultivate It.
At tha Seaside.
Wlnklfkormigh la a flourishing little
seaside resort, aa everybody knows,
of course, and during the season al
most every available room Is let at
A visitor to that delightful spot the
other day was Interested to observe a
policeman soundly cuff a lanky youth
for some misdemeanor, and, curious
to know the reneot, of the chastise-
ment. he went over to the guardian of
"What's be dona, constable?" In-
quired the visitor
"Pickin’ pocket*, sir. Let me catch
1m at It agen. aa' Td give 1m a rara
"Bail why didn't you run him In?"
"Run 'lm In!" retorted the police-
man "Why, blase ywr we ain't runnln'
anybody In this week. The p'llcs* sta
tloti'e let for lodfila'sl"—London An-
Writer's Lean Days.
Victor Hugo was at the time of his
death the wealthiest of nineteenth
century authors In his younger days,
however, he knew the pangs of pov-
erty, as after a quarrel with his fa-
ther, Gen. Hugo, he and his brother
had their allowances stopped “We
made $160 last us for 18 months One
chop would serve for lunch three
days tn succession; on the first day
we would eat thq lean, on the second
day the fat and on the third day we
would suck the bone We discovered
a place In the Quarter I.atln where
for 1 T> sous (U, cents) wo obtained a
four-course dinner, a bottle of win*
and as much bread as we lilted For
another sou we obtained the aweeteet
of smiles from the pretty girl who
looked after us.” This regime does
not appear to have spoiled Hugo's di-
gestion, for at the age of $3 ho
cracked nuts with his teeth sod ate
oranges as some people eat apples___
reel aud all
Lire Stock Exposition
Chicago Union Stock Yards
November 27 to
The world's greatest collection of prire-
winning cattle, horses, sheep and hogs ever
brought together will be on exhibition.
All the progress and all the best brains of
the live stock industry will be there. Mil-
lions of dollars invested in the exhibits.
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either eves*. Information as Is fares 00 request
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