The Shawnee News. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 235, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 20, 1909 Page: 8 of 8
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WZ-'NES3AY, O^IOBLA 23, 13o3.
InE NfcV i> 3 MONTHS F
Sandy MrUrpgor. it thrifty man In
a laud of thrift. waH awn In C.Iuhkow
wearing a Itistroua aparklor In his era
▼at. To him wild Sandy MclHTinott.
"Who gi'ii ye the dl'mon', McGregor?"
"Nobbut inywlf," wuh the answer.
*'Oh, aye," ventured the questioner.
••Ye've been t rat In* yerael*. eh?"
"No that, eyther." McGregor made
reply. "But ye ken I'm exerooter of
the estate o' Summls McDougal?"
"An, ye hae yer han's In the pile
•'Iluih. raon," said McGregor, look
Ing hurt. ',,a* V th* will. First It said
hlH lawfn* debts were to be paid,
which was <uinal<cHsary under law
Then It H' !<l lb* execooter was to N<*t
aside thirty II" | uu' for t IT bury In'
"Oh, aye," responded M e Pernio! t
"An' then he Wished th' cxecoo!« r to
procure an luindsome a stono aw «'ould
tx> had In a* Cllasgy fer a miitber o*
"Aweel, mon," concluded McGregor,
"this Is the stone."
The Worth of a Woman.
Whatever tha «mk«' <>r 11 « world may b<
At thf < l« ne « f th« tolling «luy
For n Uak too alight for tho world to * •<•
An it maasurea iimmi h work for pay,
H* lH rich In the trlbuta or rarer lands
That m kon world'a wage abovo
In the touch of a woman who under
In the thought « f • woman's lov
—4'harlotto l.oul «• Rudyard In Harper's
The Bishop Won.
"There was an Kngllsh bishop, th
bishop of Oxford, who could reel off
wonderful rhymes." said a London
clergyman. "The bishop once wrote
ti rhyme about a cassowary:
"I would I wore u « :msowary
On tho plains of Timbuktu'
I would rut u mls*loimi>
Cuaaock, bands and hymn book too'
"A dispute once arcme about the au
thorahlp oi thai rhyme. The bishop
«f Oxford claimed It, and a punster
on l unch also claimed li According
ly. as a test, the word .lehoshaphal
was submitted to the two claimants
for rhyming. The man who best
rhymed that difficult If not Impossible
word would be Judged the true author
of the cassowary effort.
"Well, the Punch punster failed fell
down completely but the bishop of
Oxford easily proved his rightful own
crab I p of the cassowary production by
flashing off ou the spur of the mo-
jntMit this magnificent effort:
"The valiant Kins Sennacherib
Of any man could crack a rib.
But could not of Jehoaaphat.
And thnt becaut «• lie was so fat
Tho Very Ideal
A Flushing (N. Y.) clergyman, pastor
©f a popular church there, received as
a caller at his parsonage the other day
SJiOCKED THE HOSTESS.
A Practical Joke That Wa. Perp.
tratcd by Eugene Field.
Therv iiro iimliy stork'# Incident K
tli.' ciiR'i r of iln- lute EuKeni; FVid
who uol iiuly wrula sonits for the dill
dri'ii. lull who was m liinwi fond ol
prin ti.nl Jokes, wlili'h Illustrate hi* In
i one "« • uhIoii he played an unex
peeled pin t ul a dinner Riven In honor
of hliiniolf and his wife which, while
It had Iih serious side, wim made all
the more enjoyable by the grave do
port nicut of Mr. Field.
The dinner wmh given by a leading
Chicago family, when all were neal
I'd Mr. Field repaired to the pantrt,
only to return In a few momenta Willi
a dozen or more costly gold embrold
prod wlnegl.iKscM. I he properly of I h>-
boHteaa. which, to her silent aatonlsl
nient, he led to hand over lu
each gncHt one by one, a souvenir o(
Great una the merriment when II
waa realized that the hostess had nol
contemplated parting with her eher
IhIi.iI ghiaacM. Ilut Mr. Field waa not
yet content Upturning them to Hie
pnntry by previous arrangement with
the buller. he took up a tray of old
bottle* and other broken glassware
and. pretending to stumble, dropped II
the llmir. apparently ahatterlng the
valuable « Inegbiaaca.
The feeling* of the hosteaa may he
Imagined, for II waa some time before
the real situation waa understood
PONT DU GARD.
Ancient Concrete Bridge In th.
South of France.
n the south of France la a concrete
arch bridge known aa llic I'out du
Hard, which «na erected In the year
r,ii It c. TI oucrele In this was not
composed of emailed stone or other
small aggregate of the variety now em-
ployed In concrete bridge work, bul
was of tlm old style, consisting of al-
ternate layers of large and smith
stones, gravel, etc., and of cementl-
tloua materials. Vltrnvlus describe*
the materials and methods In use be-
fore the Christian era. and other
writers like Alberll In 1845 and I'ol
ladlo la 1.170 accurately describe the
method which "the ancients" (a* they
call tlienn employed "of using board-,
laid on ed^e and filling the space be
tween with cement and all sorls oi
small and large stones mingled to-
It Is very Improbable that the I'oni
du (Inrd would have withstood th.
rigors of climate of the northern
TJnlted State*, but Its actual state ot
preservation, as well as that of many
other specimens of ancient concrete
work, proves lliat If modern work to
honestly executed It will many times
outlast any reasonable bond period, s .
that a ver\ small yearly sinking fund
per cent Is all that la required for
properly deigned and erected concrete
work Cement Age
ft PRACTICAL JOKE
Concerning Two Sound*.
When .lost'ph llenry Lumpkin was
cuing matron carrying In her arms chief just I e of Georgia a case v
n chubby la-'od • one-sin
"I want the bab> rlii-M^und.'
After the cei' inon- the • leiv man
started to write out the baptismal < < >
tillcato required b> tin- I ird <>f
loi\::oUll for the i .nrner' the dnte
of the in "Mb, he re in ark eel to the
*TM* is the nlMth. Ims i It •'
brought up from Columbus In which a
• ! wealthy dtl/en asked for an Injunc
I tlon to prc'ert the construction of a
I near I is
• for coir
won .1 v
| -Let •
liit (lie noit
st reet verv
hie ti y lu the
cf the mill
in the morn
tongue of a *.
" re; lied the youug ( I's v
tly "It's only th«' res« of i
I to suit ti
I man. <*«•
Separating Thin. ' nary Tlv
Mr drub1', an elderly b.u helor, h*t not 1
1nic been tr ubletl fei a week or two
TKith a pain in his lank, went to his
doctor The physlclau prescribed two
larue porous plasters and told him to
call again in about n fortnight and n
Mr tirubb complied with directions
He went to a drug store and bought
the plasters and after a prolonged
struggle with them In h - own room
succeeded In getting them properly In
j lace living a very -mall man, hoi\
ever, the two nearly «ovt*red ids wh le!
k. At the end f two week-* he
catted at tho physician's office a-.un
"Well, how is yt'iir back? asked the
"Sound as i dollar; hasu*t pained
me any for ten days or more "
"Glad to bear It You may take the
plasters off henever yon please."
"Not mueh'" exeialmed Mt' Orubb,
remorlug hl« coat and vest, taking off
his collar at d locking the door of the
doctor's office 1 won't touch 'em
They're bigger thau I am. What 1
want you to do now, doctor, Is to pull
me off the plasters"
of but two s.
man cannot 1
they are the braying
S the chief
• of any
ontva' y. It
' tileed. 1 know
nil nature that a
econciied to. and
f an a*s and the
; i« n
the n .i
Poulticed With Mud.
A noted e\pl««r««r rr-ontly returned
from .eu'ia Africa tills of a unique
method empley-'cl by his companions
and hints,.ir i deviate the dreadful
agony < f pr- l« n: e.I thirst In part
the dark ■ -ntineut there are great
stretches oi nntr* where no wat
fit to driuk U t" be found, although
there are here and there pools of thleK
stagnant mud In such eountry th*
party wandel- «l « r tlv** days without
water and might have perished but for
an Idea th it .... nrred to their leader
Following bis dvi.e and example,
they collected the stagnant mud wher-
ever it was to he found and made It
ln*o lont i > ultlces. which they fas
tened round their IkkIIcs next the skin
ThU simple i ro i'vx they found to give
great relief London Answers.
Th* Lift Giving Touch of Sympathy.
A man may have Kvome almost a
demon, he may have resolved upon im-
mortal hate and study of revenge, but
let him once feel the life giving touch
of sympathy and love, and the seed,
long dormant, will spring up and bring
forth its harvest in the field of life.— J c^mpain
J. C. Sellers. Jr.
Four old Scotsmen, the remnant of
a club formed some fifty years ago.
were scnted round the table In the
elubroom it was 5 a. tn.. and IVtugal
looked serous at Donald and said in a
thick, sleepy voice
"Donald, d'ye notice what an awfo'
peculiar expression there is on Jock's
"Aye." says Donald. "I notice that
He's deed! lie s been deed these four
"Whet? I>ced! Why did ye no tall
"Ah, no—no uo." said Donald "A*w
no that kind o* man to disturb a co
Insurance From Italy.
Insurance > nne from mediaeval Italy
It Is believed to date from the six
teenth century, and st that time It
was known in I'lorcu **. lhe Romans
did not I m <w Insurance The nearest
tl*. \ a; e i - ii was the practice of a
11, >I \ ing the army to re-
quire a . uarantee from the state
against lhe b^s of slilp^. Hut thjs
was soon ai in louwl, because damages
had been collated for sunken ships
too w orthless to fioat
••Tell me sMinethlug "
MWhat s au il freat o lunch) *
"A lunch served with caterpillars In
a-.rrtd Of tiles' Louisville Courier
Ml<*. Hunt 1 didn't know that Mls
Flash was a ctdlege graduate, did you?
Ml*-- Itlnrt I'o Im> sure 1 did 8l e Is
one *>f the aluminum of \ saasr Bos
We wen- stationed at Fort Manhas
aet One of onr men. Harry Blanton.
was II . Hill fellow unl very creduluuK
Pnnslng n fnrmli'iuse ueiir liy. lie inucJ.
wyes to u girl on the veruiidii. H"<1 het
father, fell - It nil. < 'lercil hl dauxh-
ter Into the house
Hurry cam. ">i Into 'innp tclow
with incitement nnd wus --'ion telllnt'
us what had happened. He admitted
he had In-come Kinltleii with the lad.v>
channs nud was aatlslled she was des
perately In love with lilni
W'e all deeply Bytn|iathlzcd with him,
anil one of iih *ng(?estcd to liiin that il
be wished to write to the clii we \v..u ■
contrive lu some way to deliver .!•
letter nnd uci n reply If possible IIn
ry Jumped at thin at once, nnd off lie
went to write lhe letter.
In a day or two nnother letter t : t
written l.y Harry and noon "H poHsl. lf
delivered and h reply received. In tli
course of len days some four or five
letters were sent and replied to. In his
last he Insisted on a meeting. If only
for a few minute*—begged licr to nr-
range one Immediately. In her reply
the lady snld she was willing-eager.
In fact-but her father anil brothers
were suspicious nnd watched her very
closely However, for his sake she
would lake great risks. At li o'clock
that night she snld she would try to
slip away from the house and go to n
certain peiicb tree that was in the Held
back of the house.
In Hie meantime we had Induced n
young soldier who was small, slim nnd
beardless to help us. TI mntry was
■coured nnd a woman's dress and snn-
bonnet secured and nil preparations
made. A short time after dark Ulan
ton was noticed to slip out >f cainp
nnd move toward the field. The night
was dark, nnd he went slowly, hut he
finally retched lhe designated In
nnd, sure enough, after a few minutes
walling his beloved en me tripping
the try sting spot. The conversation
was carried on 111 whispers, and they
were having a sweet time when a gun
was suddenly fired near them from the
direction of a liouse and a man's voice
angrily exclaimed: "Oh, you scoundrel!
I Intend to kill you."
The pair were terrified, and the girl
fell to sobbing, telling Harry her f:i
ther would nearly kill her and It would
be torment for her to live at home
after that, and, oh, she was so miser-
able! lllaiiiou broke out In a cold per-
spiration. What was to be done? He
bail nu Idea: And after whispering 11
few words to the girl clinging to lilin
the pair turned and sped across the
field toward the camp, the brother fol-
lowing us best lu' could In the dark
and swemiug loudly what be meant to
do when he caught them. Harry and
his gill reached lhe fence, cleared II
In a second and hurried on to camp.
Just before reaching there they ran
upon several of us taking n walk, jusl
by accident, of course. Ill that direc-
tion. An explanation followed, llnrry
asked us 10 help him.
After talking It over hurriedly It wa
decided that the only course left was
fur Blanton to marry the girl, nnd at |
once, to which the pair ngreed. A prop
Idler was hunted up to act ns
the minister, and Blanton nnd the girl,
w ho had been . arried Into a tent, were
now brought out. told to join hands
and Bland I11 front or the minister, nnd
by the dim lijrlit of the campflre the
marriage ceremony proceeded. It pro-
ceeded so far as to secure Hurry's nf-
Urinative response, but uo further, for
at thai point u shout was heard anil nr.
rushed the brother of the girl, shoul
lug and swearing, hunting for nnrri
Blanton, whom he meant to kill.
The half married couple were hur
rled Into n tent by some of the boys.
While the resi of them gathered around
the half brother-iu law, explained mat-
ters to him nnd tried to pacify him
But nothing would do. He meant ti.
kill Blanton He consented, however
after much argument with hlin. to glv.
Blunt.111 11 chance by lighting n dicl
W illi lilin then and there. Blanton was
not spoiling for u light, but with great
reluctuuce he consented, lie wai
brought out, placed near the canipllre
nnd a 1 isiol put in his hand. His oppo-
nent si.K.d opiHislie him.
The word "Heady!" was called and
then "lire!" There were two reporls,
and the half brother-in-law fell to the
(round, nnd some one told Blanton he
was shot through the brenst and was
dying Blanton was horrified. At 111*
query of what to do he was told to
leave for the upper country; otherwise
he would probably be court martlaled
and shoi t'ho heartbroken wife bade
hi 111 a sorrow ful goodby, and he lit out,
Now. his only nnd direct wny out
was to cross Johnson's bayou at a
bridge about fourteen miles distant
At this bridge was stationed a guard-
fact Blanton whs not aware of—fol
the purpose of detaining deserters,
spies, it'. About daylight the guards
discovered n man appronchlng. whom
they piomptly arrested It proved U
lie lla-'-v Blanton, and a forlorn look
Inir captive they had—tired out. wel
and lulf fmit'ii As the Bunrd knew
nolldac . f I ho affair and as Blantou
would give no satisfactory answer con- ;
coming Ids appearance, lie was ut
once sent with a small detail back to j
the fort, w here he was taken liefnrs |
the colonel and a report made. Then I
he renllncd that his position was more I
serious than c\ 1 r He hail been caught !
deserthu: lie was put In the guard- ^
house, and we, hearing of It, knew It j
was time to explain the whole affair t« :
the colonel, which we did, and litter ;
reprimanding us for carrying the mat- ;
ter so far he made us tell It all over
• gain, and how lie enjoyed 11!
He sent for Blanton nnd discharged
him nficr reading him a lecture tor
bclnr such n fool. l*oor Blanton ss
long as the wnr lasted never heard the
ted of It
Oklahoma City, Okla.. Oct. 20.
That the Hock Island Frisco combine
holds 110 llnaneial intereM in the Mis-
souri- Kansas & Texas railroad was
the assertion of George It. Hocker,
district passenger agent of tho sys-
tem here, on his return Monday from
the meeting of the American Asaocla
tlon of Traveling Passenger Agentt
at Chicago. While in St. I^ouis Mr.
Meeker had a conference with Gen-
eral Passenger Agent W. a. St.
George and other officials of th?
road, at which it was stated that the
acquisition of the Missouri, Kansas
Texas system by the Hawley In-
terests, with which it. P. Yoakum and
Speyer & Co. are connected, did not
place the road under tho control of
the Hock Island system.
In speaking of the matter, Mr.
Hocker said: "While it has been
known for some time that the Katy
system must eventually be allied
with some strong railway interests In
this country In order that the prop-
laws forbid the purchase of the prop-
rty or the holding of stock in t.ha
system by any competing line. Haw-
ley, Yoakum and the Speyer brothers
have been interested in the road in
a financial way for a number of years.
At the first of this month they in-
creased their interest to a point
which made it desirable that they as-
sume active management.
"Tho change merely adds another
important territory friendly to the
district which is controlled by Haw-
ley, who also has control of the
Chesapeake & Ohio, Chicago & Alton,
Iowa Central, Clover Leaf and Min-
neapolis & St. Louis.
'Messrs. Hawley and Yoakum have
rone into the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas merely as a personal venture
and neither the Rock Island, Chesa
peake or the Alton systems will be
interested in the property. The Mi3-
Hourl, Kansas & Texas road connect?
with the Rock Island and Alton lines
at St. Louis and Kansas City, but
owing to the law regarding the own-
ership of parallel and competing lines
tho Rock Island could not bo legally
merged with the Missouri, Kansas &
Everyone would be benefited by
taking Foley's Orlno Laxative for
i onstlpatlon, stomach and liver trou-
bles, as It sweetens the stomach and
breath, gently stimulates the liver
and regulates the bowels and li much
nuperlor to pills ^and ordinary laxa
erty may be devoeloped, the federal I tives. Sold by all Druggists.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. L'O.—
Real estate advertisements holding
forth the beauties of investment in
lots "Just across the street from the
packing house" and "in the heart of
the packing house district" have been
branded with that short, ugly word
by signs posted around the grounds
where Morris & Co. will build Its
Real estate men, Saturday, Sunday l)P mad<> taoffI1-
and Monday, who have taken pros
pectlve customers to Southtown, to
show them choice morsels of realty
as referred to In advertisements, have
encountered, in box letters, notices
which in effect say: "This Is not the
packing house, but the quarantine
Tho posting of the sign came
through strict orders from Morris &
It seems that certain property
which has been advertised as most
desirable, being either "in the heart
of" or "across the road from" the
packing plant is, in fact, at least
mile and a half from the packing
house, to the east of the <1 ne
and stock pens, which occupj
ter section. The packing
stead of being across the rr*
the newl> opened realty ado
will be separated by a hwh
ti nee and a mile and a half
Ixjts, )W r pair, that have be. ■ |
Ing for high prices 011 the scroti
"across the street" and In
he; it of" advertisements, hi
dri Plied Infinitely in valuo now tla
■the signs are up.
At a meeting of the committee
fro n the Industrial company Monday
tie matter of misleading real estat..
advertisements was discussed ani
si vera I real estate firms in the city
were on hand to lodge complaints at
the posting of the Morris & Co.
signs. Morris representatives, how-
ever, insisted that the exact nature
of plans for their plants and grounds
Of Interest to Firmer* and MecMnli.
If You Are Worth *60,000, Dont
Tbl* will not Interest yon If yoc
are worth fifty thousand dollar*, nnt
If you are a man of moderate means
and cannot afford to employ a physl
clan when you have an attack of diar
rboea, you will be pleased to know
that one or two dose* of Chamber-
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy will cure It. This remedy
has been In use for many year* an#
Is thoronghly reliable. Price 25 cents
For sale by all Druggists.
THE NEWS 3 MONTHS FOR $1.00.
Farmers' Live StocK Sales-day
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30,1909
Will be the biggest free auction sale of all kinds of live stock ever held in the southwest. The
enterprising business men of Shawnee have decided to establish a permanent monthly Farmers
Live Stock Sales-day and the first one will be held on Saturday, October 30th.
A man will be selected by lhe Merchants to conduct
these Sales Days, which insures their absolute succpss
Farmers' Sales Days are Conducted with a
View of Establishing a Market.
Where buyer and seller are brought together once a month or oftener. The farmer who has anything to dispose of at auction bring,
the same to Shawnee on these monthly market days. The farmer or live stock buyers who are in the market for anything raised or used
on the farm are always present In large numbers on these stated events, and the stuff not sold at private sale is put up at auction and
the crowds of buyers being large, prices, as a rule, are high from competitive bidding, during the succeeding months these market day.
will be attended by
NEW SETTLERS COMING TO POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY
To engage In farming. They will be in the market for everything necessary in the soil; and they can be outfitted here at more reason-
able prices than anywhere else. Get ready to patronize these market days either as a buyer or seller. They are for the special benefit of
the farmer. j. .-
The Shawnee Concert Band Will be Out to Show
You Where the Avction Sales are TaKing Plcce
The Shawnee Concert Band will lead the big Live Stock Parade on Saturday, October 30th, at 11 o'clock a. m. Come early If you
want to see the biggest live stock parade ever held in the Southwest Buy your Merchandise at Shawnee on Market Day and get your
railroad fare refunded. Ask the merchants about it. tiluajm-.
THB NEWS I MONTH# FOH V0
THE NEWS, 10D PER WMK.
three UN'S. thre" t""* ru"
THE MERCHANTS ARE MAKING SWEEPING REDUCTIONS
on ail lines of Merchandise. The Farmers' Live Stock Sales Day Cards in the windows will show you where the bargains are to be ob-
tained and where you can get your railroad fare refunded.
Fvtvre Farmers Sales-days
TI first Sales Day will be held Saturday. October 30th, and the last Saturday of each following month. The live stock buyers
throuohout the United States have been notified of these sale day, and will be here in large numbers, providing ycu bring in your best
animals on these occasions. A man, selected by the merchants, will have charge of all the sales and will see to It that you get good
prices for your live stock, as well as anything else you may bring In to have sold. Let us make Shawnee the greatest live stock market
,n tnc w^'°tS(°"|ht""|jend ,he horse amj calt|e sale Saturday, October 30th. Every animal sold at this sale can be inspected by D.\
Avers the oreatest veterinary specialist in the Southwest. Com. early and get your best live stock in the parade so the buyers can
see What they look like. And remember-No commission to be paid by buyer or seller. The business men of Shawnee have raised
money to pay all expenses.
The merchants of Shawnee have agreed to pay ycur railroad fare—a round trip ticket to
Shawnee- all they ask of you is to buy 25 ccnts worth for every mile you travel 011 the railroad.
You may buy dry goods, hardware, groceries, clothing, shoes, hats and gents' furnishings, drugs
furniture, jewelry, real estate, insurance, pianos, organs, or in fact everything, but you MUST
show your round-trip ticket.
REMEMBER—The Red Cards in the Windows announcing the Farmers Live Stock Sales Day
' will show you where the best bargains are; the lowest prices and the only places you can
t^t your railroad fare refunded on Sales day.
COL. W. A. MARGRAVE
The greatest auctioneer in the Southwest will have charge of this Great Auction Sale. He will
g—L- ' also have charge of the Big Live Stock Parade.
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