The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 11, 1903 Page: 3 of 8
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RENFRO'S DRUQ STORE
Is the Place to get Good Goods and Low Prices.
Paint, $1.25 Per (iaiicn. Quinine, 50c Per Ounce. Stationery the Best and Cheapest.
Call for your Coupon, we give 15 per cent of your money back in Premiums.
WF ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR
EVERYTHING IN OUR LINE.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY.
DOWNFALL OF PUNCH
"GET OFF THE WAGON."
LONGER IN DEMAND.
Quick Wit of an Usher Averts
Historic Drink Has Fallen Into Disre-
pute In These Modern DayB—Though
Palatable, It Was Unhealthful in the
Few more remarkable changes have
taken place In comparatively recent
years than in the attitude of England
toward punch, says the London Globe.
That a drink so pleasant to the palate
and so edged about with traditions
should have practically ceased to exist
Is indeed strange. During the whole
of the eighteenth century and for a
considerable portion of the nineteenth
the cult of the punch, bowl was uni-
versal. It had even a kind of political
prestige, as being the favorite bever-
age of the dominant Whig party, the
Tories at first regarding It with some
aversion as a foreign interloper com-
ing in about the same time as an alien
usurper. Even they, however, soon
altered their opinion with regard to
the new beverage.
In these circumstances it may b«
wondered how it came about that
punch lost its hold of the English
people. Two reasons may be stated
In the first place, in spite of the songs
that proclaimed its virtues and ex-
tolled it as a panacea for all diseases,
punch was undoubtedly one of the
most unhealthful of liquors. It was
good, but it was not wholesome. Even
a moderate use of the bowl would lead
to a headache, while the man who
exceeded passed the subsequent day
(or days, according to the strength of
his head) in torments.
Of punch bowls much might be writ-
ten. Even when they were new ro-
mance clung to them. Every house
had Its punch bowl, and in nearly
every case1 it was a present. When a
young couple were married a bowl was
always presented to them by a near
relative. It Is a curious proof of the
change that has taken place in the at-
titude of society toward drinking
usages that in the old days a punch
bowl was considered a very suitable
present from a merchant or banker to
a trusty clerk or bookkeeper, or from
a shipowner to one of his skippers. It
la hard to Imagine the managers of a
modern bank presenting one of his
employes with a tantalus spirit stand
In the days when punch was the uni-
versal beverage bowls used to be spe-
cially made for testimonial purposes
and painted with suitable inscriptions
or devices. The first successful whal-
ing voyage from Liverpool Is com-
memorated by a bowl of this descrip-
tion. On it a ship in full sail is de-
A Sunday school class of boys,
noted for being mischievous and un-
ruly, found Itself some time ago with-
out a teacher, the last one filling that
uncongenial role having peremptorily
resigned. It fell to the lot of the
wife of a prominent merchant, a wom-
an very enthusiastic over matters per-
taining to the church, to succeed to
the vacancy, and, while not without
tome misgivings, she entered upon
her duties with the conviction that the
proper methods and a little persever-
ance could not fail to bring results.
For several weeks it was uphill work,
and her patience at times was sorely
tried. One Sunday, however, there
geemed to come a change for the bet-
ter. Her labors, she felt, were be-
ginning to bear fruit. The most
troublesome boy in the class, the one
who rarely showed the slightest inter-
est, was paying the closest attention,
never taking his eyes from her. Bent
on following up her advantage, she ad-
dressed her remarks entirely to him,
when In the midst of a sentence the
youth broke in:
"Say, Mrs., them things in your hat
i«M£k just like onion sprouts."
The quick wit of one of the ushers
at a recent wedding averted what
might have been a tragedy following
the joyous ceremony. He had been
the life of the large house party at-
tending the wedding. One of his
stories particularly pleased the father
of the bride. The catch line in it
was, "Ikey, get off the wagon." After
the bride and bridegroom had started
on their honeymoon a number of the
guests went to a theater, then to
supper, and it was late when they
drove to the home of their host.
The house was dark, and though
a ring of the bell would have brought
one of the servants, it was decided
for a lark to try to get in, undetected,
through a window opening on the
porch. Being in a happy mood, the
party forgot that there had been
some talk during the day of the pos-
sibilities of burglars making a try
for the valuable wedding presents.
The window fastening was not
very secure, and a little pressure re-
leased it. Then the usher got his
head inside the window. He saw
the glint of polished steel in the dim
light at the end of the hall, and he
realized his danger of being shot for
a burglar. Quick as a flash he shout-
ed, "Ikey, get off the wagon."
When the bride's father opened the
door and let them in he still had the
revolver in his hand. He said, a lit-
tle more soberly than he had before,
"My boy, that's a great story."—New
Shooting Out Searchlights.
An interesting experiment in night
artillery work was made in Germany
recently. A searchlight was placed
at a distance unknown to the officers
In command of a field battery, and af-
ter it was turned on, the guns were
brought into action against it. Six
4.7 guns were used, the range was ob-
tained very rapidly, and within five
minutes the light was broken to
pieces. Another searchlight, at a
range of about 2,200 yards, was
bioken after a few rounds had been
fired. By daylight, a balloon floating
about 100 feet in the air was brought
down on the twentieth round at 3,-
300 yards, not by direct puncture, but
by a shrapnel shell which exploded
close to it. Two batteries fought a
duel, the actual firing being against
dummies; when the dummies were
knocked down the marker telephoned
to the real battery, and the men whose
representatives had been destroyed
Secretary Shaw's Parable.
When the newspapers began to dis-
cuss customs frauds in New York a
young newspaper correspondent ask-
ed Secretary of the Treasury Shaw if
he intended starting an Investigation.
Mr. Shaw replied gravely: "I once
knew a fellow who hunted foxes with
a brass band." Here the secretary
paused and looked over some leters.
Then he added. "He didn't catch
When Aldrich Laughed.
"Did you ever laugh at a funeral?"
said Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island.
"I did once. It was the funeral of an
old-time acquaintance, and the min-
ister who made the opening address
was absent-minded. He got up in
the pulpit, began to speak, and ttien
hesitated. He had forgotten the sex
of the corpse.
" 'Our deceased, our deceased—
brother—or sister—' he said, and then
went on and spoke with great feeling
about the virtues of the deceased, call-
ing it always 'brother—or sister.' Fin-
ally, pausing a moment, I heard him
say to the aged deacon who sat in
a loud whisper:
" 'The corpse, which is it, a brother
or a sister?'
"The deacon was very old and slow
of wit. He answered in a whisper:
" 'Neither. Only an acquaintance.'
"Here," Senator Aldrich ended, "I
"BRAIN FAG" REMEDY
SOME GOOD ADVICE FOR CHRONit
Mother Was Satisfied.
During a little flurry in the senate
over an appointment, some New
Yorkers approached Senator Depew
and inquired whether there was any-
thing serious in it.
"Hardly," replied the senator. "It
makes me think of an old woman
who had a son in the railroad busi-
ness. He left New York without let-
ting her know and disappeared en-
tirely. She was so very fond of him j cent discovery of the hookworm, as
that she called every day to find out the bacillus of laziness is called, has
Disease Seems to Have Predilection
for Those Who Havo No Particular
Brains to Fag—Reclpo That Is
Claimed to Be Infallible.
The San Francisco News Letter
doesn't believe In brain fag. It ex-
ploits the so-called disease in a man-
ner altogether its own; a manner
made popular by the distinguished edi-
tor of that coast publication, Freder-
ick Marriott. This publication in ques-
tion has never yet been afraid to say
what it meant, and its conclusions on
any subject are worth attention, if
only to catch a fresh point of view.
Brain fag is a frequent subject of
discussion. Here at the East we fre-
quently hear of citizens falling by the
wayside because they are beset by
this insidious diUculty, and this is
the more apparent, the careful ob-
server believes, among those who have
no particular brains to fag. The source
of the prevalent complaints about the
spread of this disease—we find them
chiefly in religious papers aud la nam-
by-pamby society journala—plainly
suggests the question whether the re-
about him. Finally it aroused our
sympathy and we traced him to
South America, and found he had en-
listed in a regiment and was taking
part in a revolution. We told the old
lady and she calmly replied:
" 'So he's in a South Ameriky revo-
lution, is he? Thank God for that!
I thought he might be rushing into
some danger.'"—New York Times.
Towne—You don't mean to say you
didn't notice that earthquake shook?
Browne—I guess I was home in
Aiguhurst at the time.
Towne—But the shake must nave
been perceptible there.
Browne—I guess all of us just took
It for our malaria.—Philadelphia
Young Wife—I'm afraid Jack does
not love me as he formerly did.
Her Mother—What reason have
you for thinking so, dear?
Young Wife—He is beginning to
read the paper every morning while
Diseases Known by Numbers.
In the larger city hospitals the
young doctors on the house staff and
the visiting physicians never use the
nine or ten syllable words that they
employ in making a report of a clinic
for a medical journal or at a meeting
of the County Medical society. They
refer to diphtheria as a case of "dip"
in some hospitals, and other com-
plaints, such as typhoid fever or pneu-
monia, are abbreviated in the same
way, so that the physicians and nurses
understand them, even if relatives who
visit the patients do not. But in most
of the hospitals numbers are substl
tuted for names. The visiting physi-
cian is told that a patient is suffering
from a case of No. 1, No. 2, or No.
3, meaning thereby smallpox, typhoid
fever, or diphtheria, respectively. As
such they go down on the hospital
Rabbi Kohler Made President.
The late Rabbi Wise of Cincinnati,
has been succeeded in the presidency
of the Hebrew Union College of that
city by Rev. Dr. Kauffman Kohler of
New York. The college prepares stu-
dents for the ministry in American
Reform Hebrew congregations and
supplies the west and south with
I rabbis. Dr. Kohler is about sixty years
old and graduated from the universi-
ties of Munich, Berlin and Lelpzic. In
the same year he came to this country
to supply the leading Detroit Hebrew
congregation. In 1871 he was estab-
lished in Chicago and since 1879 has
been rabbi of Beth-El congregation of
New York city, whose temple on Fifth
avenue overlooks the nark.
A work-weary Suicide.
John McCartney, a lG-year-old,
work-weary lad, employed by a dairy-
man, living in Baltimore, shot and
killed himself in his employer's home
Monday. This note was found on a
bureau: "I am to die like a dog
would, but I am better off dead. I
do nothing but work."
Will Change—I'm thinking of talc-
ing a wife.
Henry Peck—You can take inin®
Not the Only Attraction.
Wife (during the quarrel)—Yes, and
people say you only married me for
Husband—People are wrong, my
dear. They overlook the fact that you
also had considerable real estate.
not some connection with this sudden
epidcmic of brain fag. The brain is a
most reasonable as well as a reason-
ing organ. Its habit Is to give exceed-
ingly little trouble. The eye, the
stomach, even the useful hand, is a
poor and troublesome instrument com-
pared with the brain. Nobody knows
Just how the brain does its work, but
ordinarily it goes on doing it without
any fuss whatever. Now and then, to
bo sure. It appears to be raising a
great disturbance. Its plaint of agony
on such occasions is heard through
the whole system. But the chances
are that it is merely fighting some
other organ's battle—the stomach's,
probably, or very likely the liver, or it
may be that cold feet have sent an un-
due flow of blood to the head. As to
becoming "brain fagged," It is ex-
trmely rare that the hardest work
tires the urain out. The seat of the
trouble is not there. The brain grows
brighter by work. It was made for
toil. It works while we sleep, and
does not seem to mind that. Nine
times out of ten those who think they
have tired brains simply have tired
consciences, or much more customar-
ily, weary and sadly overworked stom-
achs. Or else they have those same
redoubtable and pestiferous germs,
the hookworms of laziness. The very
excellent Mail and Express of New
York recently found that the hook-
worm had seized upon all too many
of its staff, and it set about applying
a cure, It gives the following recipe:
Take a large dose of determination
every morning, fortified with a cold
bath on rising, and followed up by an
hourly dose of persistence." It guar-
antees that this will dissipate brain
fag as the rays of the summer fun
scatter the dew. Try it.
The Hen and Her Wealth.
It is said that the profitable hen
eats sixteen times her weight in a
year. Her eggs are worth six times
her own weight aud worth six times
the cost of her food, Feed plenty of
wheat, oats, grits, clover and bone and
He—There is one woman in this
world who can thank me for render-
ing her happy for life.
She—Why, I didn't know you were
He—I'm not; I broke the engage
A Woman's Version of the Vampire.
(With Apologies to Kipling.)
A fori tin,ru was. anil she lowered har
(Even as you and I)
To a bunch of conceit in a masculine
(We saw the faults that could not bs
But the fool saw only his manljr side
(Even as you and I).
Oh, the love we laid on our «wn heart's
With the care at our head and hand,
Belongs to the man who did not know
(And now we know that he never could
And did not understand.
A fool there was. and her best she gave
(Even as you and I)
Of noble thoughts, of gay and grave
(And all were accepted as due to the
But a fool would never her folly save
(Even as you and I).
Oh, the stabs he hid, which the Lord
Had ever been really planned.
We tohk from the man who didn't know
(And now we know he never knew why)
And did not understand.
The fool was loved while the game was
(Even as you and 1)
And when It was played she took her cue
(Plodding alonx as most of us do)
Trying to keep his faults from view
(Even as you and I).
Aud II Isn't the ache of the heart, or Its
That stings like a white-hot brand-
It Is the learning to know that she raised
And bent her head to kiss the rod
For ene who nould not understand.
Sorry He Spoke.
He was dressed in a style that he
regarded as most "fetching," and he
persistently ogled the young woman
sitting on the opposite side of the
tramcar. Finally he bent down aud,
lifting his hat. said:
"Beg pardon, but I'm sure I've met
"Oh, yes," began the young woman,
in a pleasant voice.
"Delighted," broke In the youth,
"You are the young man who call*
on our cook," continued the young
woman in a clear voice. "I'll tell
Bridget that I saw you."
A Wholesale Bigamist.
In Warsaw (Poland) jail is a whole-
sale bigamist who is known to bavo
gone through the marriage ceremony
with seventeen women, all of whom
When you try to look wise, be care-
ful that you don't look stupid.
'ftp to Mr. Carnegie.
Perhaps Mr. Carnujie can induce
Philadelphia to accept that ft,600,000
affer by tipping the aldermen of that
town.—Washington Po t.
Origin of a Word.
"How do you pronounce v-a-u-d-e-
v-l-l-l-e?" asked the prefect of the
purist. "Vowdville," was the instant
reply, followed by the question, "How
do you?" "Vawdeville," frankly con-
fessed the prefect. "But I suspected
1 was wrong. That is the reason I
asked you. I take it the word is
French?" "Yes, and it comes from the
name vau-de-vue—a river in Norman-
dy. In that town during the fifteenth
century lived Oliver Basselin, a
French poet, who wrote a variety of
matter in prose and verse. And now,
after '600 years, every variety per-
former calls his act a vaudeville turn.
The study of the origin of words Is in-
teresting," concluded the purist.
By an Observer.
"I tell you," said Gothamite, "New
York is the only place after all."
"Sure." replied the visitor. "It's
the the only place where the rich
residents go South in the winter, to
Europe in the spring, to the seashore
in the summer and to California in
the fall. Anyone ought to be able to
see that it's a great and attractive
That's What It Would.
If all the trees were cherry trees,
And all parents were unwise
Bnough to present hatchets to
Each boy of George's size,
It would be tough on people who
Are fond of cherry pies.
Here’s what’s next.
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