The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 248, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1909.
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OLD ADAM IN BOYS
PUGILISTIC ENCOUNTERS OFTHE
"E-e-e-eyol FellcrnI A Fight!" Is
the Slogan That Will Draw tht
Crowd Even from tho Do-
lights of Baseball.
There probably lan't a school In the
country In which there doesn't arise
(tach day some cause tor a light. If It
i >n t In one clans It >s in another, and
It Ih the strictly proper thing to pull
Hie fight off In the noon hour. After
three o'clock baseball Is In order, and
us that has fights of Its own a mere
school fight would interfere. So you
know It's couie when you see a crowd
ol boys swarming and hear s'irlil
"lie said—" "Yor dassentr—" "I
didn't neither say—" "Well, go ahead
and—" "You're a liar!" "You're an-
other!" "So are you!" "Hack it up!"
"Yes, 1 will!" "Will yer?" "Yes, 1
will!" "Come on!" "Eoe-e-yo! Kel-
lers! a light!"
It alwuys • tar ti that way, and some-
times It Is severe enough for all con-
cerned to get up an extra appetite. Of
course, accidents will happen, and oc-
casionally one boy runs Into another
boy's fUt with such force that he gets
a blinker. The giver of the bliuker Is
u hero for some hours, but his repu-
tation usually forces hliu Into another
fight and he Is apt to lose the reputa-
Hut tho othor day a really good tight
happened, though It wasn't one that
was on the calendar. Ueorge Helm-
rlch held Willie llurke responsible for
the disappearance of his baseball
mitt—though be found It later at
home—and from accusations the thing
developed through recriminations, de-
fiances and challenges to actual war-
fare. The combatants had been fight*
lug In deadly earnest amid the throng
of howling boys for ten minutes, and
one of them had almost struck a
blow when the crowd was violently
Ollle Swift, aged 13, had been one
of the loudest yellers and advisers,
but he certainly was not expected to
be so violently smote on his class but-
ton that It was nearly driven through
his chest. Neither was he expected
to have a handful of fingers twine 1b
his hair and nearly pull It out But
that happened while the shrill voice
of George's ten year-old sister ac-
cused Ollle of having caused the
flght and encouraged it. He tried to
explain, to back away, to cover up,
snd do all other compromising and
i safety-seeking things. It was in vain.
She was alter him like a terrier after
a frankfurter, and safety for him lay
In flight, so he broke and ran.
The derisive cheers that followed
htm told plainly that he had forever
sacrificed the esteem of that crowd.
Still ho didn't dare return and face
her, though 6he had no cause to at-
tack him In the first place.
When she had driven him from the
field she broke out weeping, and half
of the crowd would have been willing
to swear that not only did Ollle start
the fight, but that he had also at-
tacked George's sister.
The result was that In the after*
noon he received a dozen challenges,
and after school received two lickings
and gave two. For ths next three
days his hands were full, and it was
only by desperate aggressiveness that
he managed to keep from becoming
the mark and butt of the whole school.
The fighting hardened him and trained
him, and when the other boys found
that he would flght on any provoca-
tion, and on almost none, they
stopped "picking" on him. In ■
couple of days more the matter was
forgotten, and Ollle has even been
seen walking home with Georgia's sis
ter and carrying her books.
TOM'8 WIFE'S MOTHER.
NE morn, at breakfast,
"Tom. inoiher comes to-
Her husband stirred his
And looked the other
Then folded up his napkin
Had not a word to say.
And Tom had read of
Devoured every word,
And It was not surprising
Should Join the common
Who, at the name of
Have visions quite absurd.
But she was scarcely in their home.
Tom opened wide his eyes.
Declaring he had found In her
A very great surprise.
"I an> converted, dear. In you
I have & double prlxe."
So let the Jesters have their JokM
Give humorists their till,
They've always Joked about her, I
Suppose they always will.
But a Rood mother—his or hers,
Remains a blessing still.
WIDOW WHILE YET A CHILD
Siould College Girl, Marry
Somebody facetiously said' "If any-
body will ask 'em, yes." But many
people think that higher education un-
fits girls for housework, and the car®
of children, and the manifold dlatrao-
tlons of home life.
Hut. after all, does It not seem sb-
■urd to even question It?
Somebody has said that atndy of
any sort was useful only as a stimu-
lus, and If the motheii of the race do
not need mental stimulus, who
does? Domestic science takes men-
tal energy, and ths most trivial
task Is the better tor bringing
to It a mind stimulated by study, Im-
proved by reading, and broadened by
contact with others In the college
The underlying principle Is the
same—to better conditions for the
race, to live up to the best that Is In
us. And If our education has been
along higher lines, we will make bet-
ter wives and mothers. As Emerson
says, "We can more easily stoop to
a task than rise to It"
Have we not all heard mothers say:
"I feel like a back-number with my
children; I wish I could keep pace
with them, enjoy their reading, their
tasks, help them with their school!
But 1 did not begin early enough!"
In that pitiful wall of the mother
lies the answer to the question.
Marriage Customs of China That
8eem Peculiar to the Minds
Mrs. Miriam Sinclair Headland, M.
D., writing In the Circle Magazine of
her experience as a physician among
the court ladles of China, relates this
"How many sisters are there In
your family—eight, are there not?"
Mrs. Headland once asked an older
daughter of the household.
"Yes. You know, of course, that
No. 6 was engaged when a child of
six to the son of L! Hung Chang."
"No; I was not aware of the fact;
and wore they married?"
"No, they were never married. The
young man died before they were old
enough to wed. When word of his
death was brought to her, child that
she was, she went to her mother and
told her she must never engage her
to anyone else, as she meant to live
and die the widow of this boy."
"And did she go to LI Hung Chang's
"No, the old viceroy wanted to take
her to his home, build a suite of
rooms for her and treat her as his
daughter-in-law, but our parents ob-
jected because she was so young. The
viceroy loved her very much, and his
eyes often filled with tears as he
spoke of her and tho son who had
passed away. When the viceroy died
she wanted to go and kow-tow at his
funeral, and all his family except the
eldest son were anxious to have her
do so, and thus be recognized as one
of the family. But this son objected,
and though Lady LI knocked her head
on the coffin until It bled he would not
yield, lest she might want her por-
"And what has become of your sis-
"She withdrew to a small court,
where she has lived with her women
"And what does she do?" I asked.
"How does she employ herself?"
"Studying, reading, painting and
embroidery. When young Li refused
to allow her to attend his father's
funeral her sense of self-respect was
outraged and she cut off her hair and
threatered to commit suicide. She
often fasts for a week and has tried
on several occasions to take her own
I asked them if they did not fear
that sho might kill herself.
"Yes, we have constant apprehen-
sions, but, then, what if she did? It
would only emphasize her virtue.**
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Best nut coal, $4.00 per ton.
Dry cook wood, J2.25 per rick
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Send for our monthly bulletin-
Branch stores: New York, &15 W
48th St.; Chicago, III., 1332-34 Mlcb
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Lingual Tests for the Children.
A London paper recently offered a
series of prlies for the best "tongue
twisting" sentences. The prlie win-
ning contributions are;
The bleak breeie blighted the bright
Two toads totally tired tried to trot
Strict, strong Stephen Stringer
snared sllcklj six sickly silky snakes.
Susan shineth shoes and socks;
socks and shoes shines Susan. She
eeaseth shining shoes and socks, for
shoes and socks shock Susan.
A haddock, a haddock, a black spot
tod haddock: a black spot on the black
back of a black spotted haddock.
Oliver OS" thorp ogled an owl and
aa oyster Did Oliver Oglethorp ogls
an owl and an oyster? If Oliver Og!
thorp ogled an owl and an oyster,
where are the owl and the oysUr Ol
!w Oglethorp ogeledf
A CUPBOARD COURTSHIP.
VERY winning m&ld.o
The jewel of my soul.
A slant-eyed maid from
o'er the sea
There painted on the
In gnyty flowered kimono.
Head without hat or
Uke picture In a flower
This cunning little Jap
And doe. the fair requite
Ah. no. I've never told
So fnr from me .he la
t^rom distance I behold her.
For the fair lady hns the post
Of honor, by herself.
While t can only garc. at most.
l'rom off the lowest shelf.
tou ask me why this maiden coy
Will never look my way?
rm Just " Ht"e shepherd boy
Upon a lacquered tray.
Aesop Up to Date.
A hare one day ridiculed the short
feet and slow pace of the tortoise.
The latter, laughing, said: "Though
you mny be BWlft as the wind, I will
beat you in a race." The hare, seeing
that the assertion of the tortoise
seemed preposterous on the face of It,
did some lightning thinking. He then
assented to the proposal. They agreed
that the hare should choose the
course and flx the goal. On the day
appointed for the race they started off
together. The tortoise never for a
moment stopped, but went on with a
alow but steady pace straight to the
snd of the course. The hare, how-
ever, as soon as he had bounded out
of sight of the starter, hid In a clump
of bushes and took a nap. Waking up
In time to make a grandstand finish,
he dashed for the goal, arriving there
Just one second after the tortoise. "I
was out of condition," he panted. But
that night, when his agents returned
to him with the winnings of the bets
he had made on the tortoise, he had
quiet chuckle all by himself.
Moral—The race Is not always to
ths swift, but the coin always Is.
The Craze for Baskets.
Women, nowadays, seem to have
gone daft about baskets. And not aa
a matter of souvenirs; not merely a
fad for the sake of a collection. The
basket, on the contrary, promises once
more to take Its proper place In the
world's necessary utensils. Nearly
everybody realties now the adran
tage of the hamper for linen In pref
erence to the close, musty laundry
bag. and a basket holds most thlogs
more conveniently than a bag. any-
way. It Is so much easier to get any
Baskets for the table are fashion-
able now. and are much used to hold
bread, cake or any food which lea ss
neat crumbs only. The baskets are
found In moderate site, shaped like
Eng'ards Woman Voters. boats, or of the ordinary round shape.
A return of the number of woaies oB the bottom of these Is placed *
voters la Kns'.and snd Wales who are dolly. For the boat shaped ones can
qualified to vote for county councils be made fitting linings of line, and
aad for councilors tn municipal bop ,hl,se are pretty If finished with a
ougha, issued to-day. shows that the friu of |a0e to hang over tho basket
women's franchise for county cou Sometimes this frill Is wide enough to
ells ritends to 563 961 for England sdmlt of Its being lifted up and spread
snd 41.S45 for Wales, making a total 0Ter tbe contents of the basket These
ef 10S.906 For county borough cou
cite tn England and Waiee tbe number
la 26S.S62. and tor non county borough
councils there are 131,421 voters for
England. 6.903 for Waiea, making s
total at is:,s;«.
nice for out-of door
Difference In Dollies.
It Is the fashionable thing now to
have the doilies of different style, site
snd shape. Small pieces of linen set
around the lunch table are very ef-
fective. and nowadays fashion allows
variety even In color. This will be
Means Much for Egypt.
Oil has been struck 150 miles soath
of Suei. on the Red sea coast, the
gusher giving Increasing quantities welcome news to the woman who has
dally, an.l indicating large reserves a dearth of the usual "seta
Tbe poss.hillty of a cheap supply of
fuel is a d - wcry ot the greatest Ln
portaDce to Egypt Uiint^-KJ ^
THE NEWS, 10c PER WEEK.
THE NEWS 1 MONTHS FOR 1 ;X>
Mexico as a Cattle Country.
"Mexico Is fast becoming the great
cattle country of the American conti-
nent and northern Mexico Is the Ideal
cattle country of Mexico," said Q. B.
. IcDermott of Nacoiari, who was ln
Houston recently. "As the farmers
and sheepmen have forced the cattle-
men of the great southwest of the
United States to move their rangea,
they are naturally seeking the most
favorable localities, and northern
Mexico seems to appeal more forcibly
to them than any other section. Cattle
are being moved rapidly Into Mexico
from the United States, and the cattle-
men of Mexico are now paying more
attention to their herds than formerly,
with the result that an excellent
quality of beef Is being built up ln the
Ths Marriage Tie In Russia.
In these days of frequent divorce
the Russian peasanta are an example
for the most nobly born of any land,
as marriage with them la considered
dissoluble only by death. "The wife
Is not a shoe that can be caat aside
at will." and "The knot Is tied; It will
not come undone for 100 years," are
two well known proverbs there that
show In JJi Ir homely wording the rev
erence In which the married state la
held Nor Is Intermarrying permitted
until after tho fourth degree of kin
ship Is reached: the decensed wife's
sister Is also barred out. When a sep-
aration occurs the husband takes the
boys and the wife the girls.
INFORMATION WANTED from
owner who has good modern resi-
dence for sale, ln, or within fifteen
miles of. Shawnee; wish to learn of
best bargain being offered. Give
price and brief description; no agents
need answer. Address O. Currier,
room 667-F, 46 West Monroe St. Chi-
The Secret of Secrets
Ome of tbe wisest of me*
"Buffer any p«rson to tell
as his story, morning and even-
lug, for but a twelvo-month,
AND HE WILL BECOME OUR
Is the above sentence we
have, la a nutshell, the INNER-
MOST SECRET OF SUCCESS-
and persistency and unvarying
continuity In the telling of the
story of the store or enter-
prise. There are many other
iklags to be said of success-
ful advertising, but la the
above quotation la fouad the
real philosophy, the real secret.
The Heart of the Whole
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ChumlelRh had lust been fined lit
tor exceeding the speed limit.
"Now, your honor," he said, "1 do
sire to make charges against tht* po
llceman who brought me here."
"What charge?" demanded the
"Same as mine, your honor." said
Cbumplelgh. If I waa going 4ft mile*
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